Archive for ‘Weddings’

June 29, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Hitched! Meet the Takhtanis

Indian actress Esha Deol is now Mrs Esha Deol-Takhtani. Deol and her businessman hubby Bharat Takhtani tied the knot Friday in India before a close-knit group of family and friends. The bride and groom both wore custom-made outfits by Neeta Lulla. I guess I spoke too soon when a few days ago I applauded Deol for opting to wear a non-traditional designer (Rocky S) for her sangeet because she ended up predictably (Neeta and daughter Niksha Lulla were the only fashion designers who attended her sangeet) wearing a traditional wedding designer on her wedding day. I cannot knock her fashion game though, she looked magnificent.
Cheers to the newlyweds.

Photo Credit: DK

June 25, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Actress Esha Deol Rocks Designer Rocky S at Her Pre-Wedding Party

The wedding festivities have begun for actress Esha Deol, the daughter of legendary Bollywood actors Dharmendra Deol and Hema Malini. In many Indian traditions, wedding ceremonies and festivities can last up to a week. The bollywood bride showed up at her sangeet (festival of song and dance) draped in a golden orange lehenga choli (skirt and small blouse) designed by edgy designer and one of Fashionwidget’s favourites, Rocky S. Bharat Takhtani, her handsome husband-to-be is not from the film industry.

I have to admit, when I heard whispers that Deol was going to be wearing something by Rocky S, I was thrilled because it takes a really bold and gutsy girl to want to shy away from the traditional favourites like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Neeta Lulla and Sabyasachee Mukherjee in favour of a designer known for his innovative yet often risqué designs. Let’s not ignore the fact that Ms. Deol’s main squeeze is a total hit in his navy blue velvet embroidered sherwani suit, the bride-to-be made sure to remind everybody who the original ‘Dhoom’ girl (akin to bond girl, in India) truly is by showing off her assets while remaining stylish and classy. To a truly stunning couple, best wishes.


Photo Credit: DK for Feme Fashions, RO for Fashionwidget & IANS.

October 17, 2011

Showstopping Looks from the Badgley Mischka Bride Spring 2012 Collection


Designers Mark Badgley & James Mischka

Photo Credit: JP Yim/Getty Images North America


October 15, 2011

The Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Collection, Fall 2012 New York Bridal Week


Verdict: Functional, inspired yet colourful and creative looking bridesmaid gowns a girl would actually think about wearing again. The nude pumps on the short dresses are a bit distracting but other than that, we love!

Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America


October 14, 2011

The Showstopping Looks of THEIA Bridal, Fall 2012 Collection New York Bridal Week


Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America


June 6, 2011

Ganesh Hegde Weds Sunayna Shetty – Congrats to the Newly Weds + Fashionwidget’s Fashion Review

Bollywood Wedding Fashion

WHO: Bollywood Celebrities

WHAT: Ganesh Hegde weds Sunayna Shetty

WHEN: June 5th 2011

WHERE: Mumbai, India

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: First and foremost, congratulations to ace choreographer Ganesh and his wife Sunayna Hedge. We wish them all the best. Now on to the fashion statements that caught our peepers as have now become second nature on the wedding red carpets these days. Maybe the blogosphere is partially responsible for this new trend as we do pay attention to them whenever these events take place. I have always maintained that it is tacky to show up at someone’s wedding, dressed to take the attention away from the bride (anywhere in the world) not just in T-Town Bollywood.  A certain celebrity who recently tied the knot and opted for a low-key wedding (and who shall remain nameless) said that she/he would rather avoid a tamasha (Hindi: circus) style wedding altogether and I have to say that I cannot blame her/him given what wedding ceremonies have now morphed into for the Hindi film fraternity. Case in point the three lovely ladies featured in the photo compilation above, while Shamita Shetty should be considered part of the celebrant brigade (as it was her cousin Ganesh getting hitched) so her super flashy saree and skin show is excused, she was happy for her cousin I guess. But what is Priyanka Chopra’s excuse? And what does Sophie Choudhry have to say for herself dressing this way? IT’S A WEDDING!!! Not a movie premiere or music launch + respect your age if you are no longer in your early twenties or a teenager. I’m sure there is a way to drap this style saree without showing so much skin.  Just because there is a red carpet and the paparazzi have shown up does not give you the right to turn another person’s ceremony or event into a “tamasha” that’s just not cool. You dressed okay ladies, just not for this event. That said, I loved the ever classy Shilpa Shetty (pictured below) who came dressed for the occasion.  Once again, congrats to the newlyweds from the entire Fashionwidget team.

Shilpa Shetty


Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

May 7, 2011

RAFW S/S 2011/12 – The Look of Bowie Wong


WHAT: Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011/12

WHEN: May 6th 2011

WHERE: The  Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, Australia

TRENDS: Burnt Orange, black & white, taffeta, ruffled wedding gowns, ruffled evening gowns, colour contrasts, mini gowns with trains, tulle, exaggerated up-dos, crimped hair and head gears.

TRENDS WE LOVED: The blood-red lip look as seen as many of the recent fashion weeks around the world, glossy pumps, tulle dresses, contrasting colours on the dark-skinned models & of course those lovely wedding gowns.

Photo Credit: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images AsiaPac

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April 29, 2011

Kate Middleton’s Veil and Tiara – The Royal Wedding 2011

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Veil Details:  It was made of layers of ivory silk tulle with a trim of flowers and hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

Royal Gems: She wore the ‘halo’ tiara (Cartier, 1936). Originally gifted to the Queen Mum by King George VI and presented to Queen Elizabeth at age 18.

Credit: Talksy

Photo Credit: Photo Agency & Getty Images Europe


April 29, 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William and Kate Windsor

WHO: Kate Middleton & Prince William

WHAT: Prince William Windsor weds Kate Middleton

WHEN: April 29th 2011

WHERE: Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: As speculated, the bride wore a classic lace themed organza gown complete with a cinched waist and bodice from the house of McQueen. Alexander McQueen that is. The gown (which fit like a painted on glove) appeared to have added padding in the hip area drawing attention to Kate’s tiny waistline. It was designed by Sarah Burton and is rumoured to cost somewhere between $15-$20 million USD. Speechless-ly Spectacular! A++++++++

Photo Credit: Getty Images Europe and Photo Agency

April 24, 2011

Bridesmaid Keira Knightley’s Street Style at her Brother’s Wedding in Glasgow

WHO: Keira Knightley

WHAT: at Her Brother’s Wedding

WHEN: April 23rd 2011

WHERE: Pollockshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Well, if we have to do it, then they have to do it too. The dreaded bridesmaid duty to a sister, friend or loved one. Only at a wedding would you see such a look… and those shoes with that dress? Why? We have to say though, Keira deserves major Propers for accepting this role.  The look is a “B-“ but trust us, if we had to do a general bridesmaid dresses fashion commentary segment, grades could get worse considering the infamous reputation these sort of traditional dresses have to begin with. Anyhow, congratulations to the newlyweds and God’s blessings.

Fashionwidget’s Alternative Look(s):

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Photo Credit: and Polyvore

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