Thursday, 27 December 2012

Top 5 Bollywood Brides of 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, here's my top 5 Bollywood brides of the year!

5. Vidya Balan weds Siddharth Roy Kapoor

One of the more low-key bollywood weddings of the year, in December this year, Vidya went for a very traditional Tamil bridal style on her big day and many were disappointed when they saw the pics (myself included!).

I was holding out hope that she would have some amazing glamourous wedding reception outfit, but that didn't happen. Here's her mehndi outfit by Sabyasachi.

4. Esha Deol weds Bharat Takhtani

Esha Deol's wedding took place at the end of June and her outfits did not disappoint. She opted for a traditional look for the wedding ceremony itself, but still managed to look glamourous. This outfit was designed by Neeta Lulla, as was her mehndi outfit below, which is my favourite out of her four wedding events!
Her reception outfit and sangeet outfits were designed by Rocky S:


3. Lisa Ray weds Jason Denhi

Lisa Ray probably doesn't qualify as a "Bollywood actress" to most people, but I just had to include her in my top 5 because there were a lot of Indian elements to her wedding - best of all the Satya Paul sari she wore for her reception.

The event took place in October this year and she also wore a white wedding dress designed by Wendell Rodricks, and a sangeet outfit by Tarun Tahiliani.


2. Genelia D'Souza weds Riteish Deshmukh

This wedding took place at the start of February just before the release of the couple's film "Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya". Neeta Lulla was the designer of the traditional bridal outfit above.

The couple also had a church wedding, where Genelia's dress was designed by Shantanu and Nikhil.

Her sangeet outfit was by Manish Malhotra:

My favourite outfit from this bollywood wedding was the reception outfit by Falguni and Shane Peacock:

1. Kareena Kapoor weds Saif Ali Khan

Perhaps the most high profile Bollywood wedding of 2012, this had to be my number one! 4 out of Kareena's 5 outfits were designed by Manish Malhotra, with the exception being the main wedding outfit above which is an antique lehnga worn by Kareena's new mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore on her wedding in 1969, and restored by Ritu Kumar for this occassion.

Here are all the Manish Malhotra outfits!
Registered wedding:

Sangeet

Reception

Walima

So, that's 5 Bollywood brides and 18 different outfits! Which outfits did you love and which did you hate?

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Amir Baig at Pakistan Fashion Week 3 London 2012

Amir Baig was another of the standout designers at this year's Pakistan Fashion Week in London.






Out of all the colour combinations I was most drawn to these striking yellow outfits.