The India Couture Week 2014 was held earlier this month in Delhi with the usual suspects. Here are a selection of my favourites.
The Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2014 took place in Karachi, Pakistan in May this year with designers such as Nomi Ansari and Deepak Perwani exhibiting. A big fan of Pakistani fashion, here are a selection of my favourite pieces from the event.
Images courtesy ~ facebook.com/pantenebridalcoutureweek2014
For those of you not familiar with Planet Parle, you don’t know what you’ve been missing out on! Planet Parle is a YouTube channel by the wonderfully entertaining Parle who produces and acts in hilarious sketches dealing with issues faced by those of us with ‘brown’ parents, in particularly Gujarati brown parents.
I’m Parle I make videos about stuff. I have really big hair. I like food. I’m an Indian Gujarati, we like garba and eat dhokra. Follow my awkward journey.
My favourite has to be the Post Wedding Rant that is currently being inflicted on majority of British Asian children at the moment! Have a watch – you’re guaranteed a laugh!
I’m back! Not that I went anywhere but between life and well – life, I’ve been distracted from the blog. As you all know summer is officially wedding season in the UK and this year has been no different as social networking sites have been going crazy with the latest bridal looks and shots from the Industry professionals whilst the British Asian public have been posting selfies of their latest desi threads.
If you’ve been attending so many weddings you’ve forgot to plan your own – not to fret! I have lots of posts coming of for that will get back on track including my favourites from India Couture Week 2014, Pakistan’s Pantene Bridal Couture Week and India International Jewellery Week.
A big Eid Mubarak to all my British Asian Bride readers who celebrated over the past couple of days too!
British Asian Brides, you are in for a treat!
Gabym’s are holding an Open Day this evening from 6pm to 9pm, where you will be able to purchase sample pieces for less than half price! Also in presence will be BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan, who will be offering a special order price on her Asian couture range -NK C. To top it off refreshments will be served to keep you going through this hot weather!
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Early this month, bomb blasts rocketed the city of Karachi, after a terror attack was launched on the airport by the Taliban. Currently in India, 33 embassies are left in danger after bomb threats were made to them putting areas of tourism in India’s capital on high alert. Add to this the number of rape and abduction cases coming out of each respective country and the situation seems bleak.
What has this to do with British Asian Bride you may wonder? Well, each year hundreds if not thousands of British Asians travel across the world to South Asia in order to shop for their special day, seeking the latest designs and freedom from the over inflated prices offered here in the UK on bridal trousseau shopping.
When I got married 3 years ago, I made the conscious decision to buy everything I needed either at home in London or online. Working as a full-time teacher I did not have the time and shopping under pressure is never a good idea. In addition, after hearing and witnessing first hand the number of brides who were unhappy with the way their outfits had turned out I was 100% happy I chose to shop in London. However, I also know many brides choose to go ‘back home’ so to speak, as it is often a last holiday for them with their family and a chance to see relatives they may not see for a long time due to a change of location after marriage.
What are your thoughts? Would you still shop in India/Pakistan for your bridal outfits despite the unrest? Or have you decided to avoid the danger and risk the streets of Green Street/Southall Broadway/Ealing Road instead?