Monday, 13 October 2014

First Look: Asian Bride Live London 2014

Last weekend, The Novotel in London hosted the 2014 #AsianBrideLive Show (you may remember I attended the Birmingham #AsianBrideLive event earlier this year). I didn't get to go to the show myself, but thanks to live tweets instagramming and facebook updates, I got a glimpse of the catwalk show and exhibition.

Here's my round-up of the updates from Asian Bride Live from social media!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Trend Alert - Short Shirts with Trousers at PFDC Bridal Week Lahore 2014

PFDC L’OrĂ©al Paris Bridal Week 2014 took place in Lahore earlier this month and among all the heavily embroidered bridal lenghas, gowns and saris, one different trend I noticed was for short flared tops/dresses worn with fitted trousers.

This one is from the Sana Safinaz collection:

Read on to see how other designers are following this trend!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Samaira Ghani SG Fleuri Collection

British Asian designer Samaira Ghani has just launched her new collection for 2014 "Fleuri". Here's a closer look at the collection!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

My new anarkali dress from 7aat Rang in Birmingham

Last weekend I attended the engagement of a close family member and I left it to the very last minute to find an outfit! Thankfully, I had a visit to Birmingham scheduled in for the weekend before and managed to find this ready-made anarkali dress from the shop 7aat Rang on Stratford Road.

Read on to see the close up details and how I wore it!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi Geometric Monochrome Collection

This collection from SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi really caught my eye when I saw the bold geometric prints strut down the runway at the recent Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive fashion show.

Whilst the Lakme Fashion Weeks pieces come with a price tag which runs into thousands of pounds, the outfits I'm blogging about today are actually much more affordable, but they still have that wow factor!

Read on to see more...

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Asian Fashion Blogger Meet Up September 2014

When I started Asian Fashion Blog way back in 2007, there were very few people blogging about asian fashion and that meant there was hardly anyone to talk to about it and share tips/experiences with. So it made me really happy this weekend, to attend the first Asian Fashion and Wedding Blogger meet-up!

Organised by Nina, from The Asian Fashion Journal, 12 of us met up at The Book Club in London for a chance to meet a lot of the people we've been talking to online, but hadn't met in person.

Here we all are (minus "Ashichick", my sister, travel companion and sometimes blogger, who very kindly offered to take the photo)

Left to Right: Mani, Rabbia, Yasmin, Kayennat, Sharn, Nazma (me!), Nina, Nigar, Raj, Sara, Mandavi

Topics of conversation included weddings, sharing stories of our individual asian fashion shopping experiences, designers/stores we loved (and those we hated!), our favourite fashion weeks, upcoming asian fashion and wedding events and lots of talk about life outside blogging - most of us have full-time jobs/study too!

Here are links to check out the blogs of these lovely ladies:

All in all, it was a great afternoon and I can't speak for everyone else, but I definitely came away feeling inspired!

We haven't set a date for the next meet up yet, but there's been talking of having it in Birmingham, and then the next one in Manchester, and the next...who knows!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Style: Re-wearing a short kameez with a lengha

Last month I blogged about two different ways to wear a short kameez featuring my sister and an outfit we reinvented by pairing her short kameez with a new lengha.

This month I finally got the chance to wear my new short kameez outfit re-invention.

The kameez itself was a short fitted top, quite plain aside from some detail around the neck in gold, pink and blue:

It came with plain churidar bottoms in the same shade of blue and the dupatta had a tie-dye effect.