Monday 23 February 2015

Featured Post - New online store

Online asian fashion stores are opening all the time, and whilst it's not very often that I make purchases for asian fashion online, I must admit I spend A LOT of time browsing a certain many of these sites for inspiration, the latest styles and a pricing comparison.

Last week, the team from the Birmingham-based store, got in touch to tell me about their offering. Here's a closer look at their online shop and my picks from the collections they stock.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Sneak peek - houndstooth sari from Alankar Sarees

The newest item in my wardrobe was a bit of an impulse buy...I took a detour on my way home one day to have a browse in the asian clothes shops on Wilmslow Road in Manchester.

I was on the lookout for some floral print outfits (check out my blog post about floral print lenghas to see what I had in mind!) and the first shop I went into was Alankar Sarees.

After a little browse on my own and seeing lots of heavy/full outfits, I started talking to Poonam from the Alankar team, we've spoken a few times before at various events and she's a reader of Asian Fashion Blog, so she has a feel for the kinds of styles I like.

They didn't have any florals in, with it still technically being winter, but she showed me this sari instead...

This sari has so much appeal to me, first up is the houndstooth design (or dogtooth as it's also known), which is very on trend at the moment. Then we have the silver sequinned part of the border - I do lobe a bit of sparkle! Finally, the vibrant hot pink border, of which the blouse is the same colour.

I just had to have it, even though I'd only gone out to have a browse and wasn't planning to buy anything! I can't remember what the official price was, but I paid £125 and was very happy to take it at that price.

When I've had a chance to wear it, I'll definitely be posting photos, but for now I'm on the lookout for matching accessories and I saw this clutch bag in Kurt Geiger which might just be a match:

Any suggestions on other accessories and styling for this fab sari?

Monday 9 February 2015

First Look at the 2015 Asiana Bridal Show London

The 2015 Asiana Bridal Show took place on Sunday 8th February, at a brand new venue - The Lancaster Hotel in London.

Now in it's 14th year, the showstopper of this event was the unveiling of the "£100,000 diamond-encrusted bridal lengha", designed by Sati Takhar.

I didn't attend this year, but have been following all the social media updates from the show. Whilst you're waiting for official photos and coverage of the show, here's a look at the day from Twitter and Instagram!

Sunday 8 February 2015

My day at the Aashni & Co Bridal Show in London

Two weeks ago, I visited London for the day to attend Aashni & Co's Wedding Show at the Dorchester Hotel. The event promised collections and appearances from some of India's top designers including Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani and Manish Malhotra.

Read on to see what I thought of the show and how my day went!

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