Make up by Akanksha
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural, quite an oxymoron by Calvin Klein, but this quote is so apt when you think of an Indian wedding from a bride’s point of view. She has to look naturally pretty and have a bridal glow. But girls who are married would agree that in the midst of shopping, managing dates with your fiancé, organizing your wedding functions right from the flowers, tent colors, choreographer to the food menu, how could one be possibly glowing? And not only that, you are also staying up late with your girls to enjoy the last few 'single' days or perhaps eating and drinking at the pre-wedding functions, the glow will go out of the window.
You may think that the pre-bridal facial and massages will help you glow; they may help you relax but definitely not guarantee a glow on the D-Day.
Thus, you need the specialist who could make you look naturally glowing and beautiful! Akanksha Sharma is one such specialist who is certified by the Anu Kaushik Academy. She will make you look naturally beautiful and glowing using makeup of course. The best thing I like about Akanksha is her contouring skill! It is not over the top contouring but a very aesthetically done makeup.
If you want a well-defined jaw line or highlight your cheekbones or if you have a fat face and worried about looking obnoxious in the tied up hair and dupatta on the head look, all you need is contouring makeup. Contouring is a makeup technique that can transform your looks to a great degree. Contouring makeup is highlighting what you want to show and low lighting the ones you don’t want to bring notice to. There are two shades of foundation that you use one darker than your skin tone for low lights and one brighter for highlights. Akanksha does this fabulously well; makeup that can make you look irresistible on your special day.
Make up by Akanksha
Anika Aggarwal Jaipuria
Anika Jaipuria is a very soft spoken girl, based out of Delhi, making gorgeous gift wrapping paper. She was content being a homemaker and a full time mommy, but life had some other plans for this unassuming entrepreneur.
She says that Pink Palette was an accident; however, such beautiful accidents are more than welcome. Her cute little daughter is quite a social butterfly and had many a party to attend, which meant that mommy dear had to arrange for the gifts. That’s when Anika realized that there were no such vendors who were making classy wrapping papers and other gifting stationery. So she took it upon her and started Pink Palette.
Today Pink Palette has grown to not only make personalized stationery for kids but also designing & creating stationery gifts for grown-ups! They have a wide range of personalized money envelopes, personalized wrapping papers, gift tags and a whole lot more!
Do check out the stuff that Pink Palette has, I am sure the child inside you (or even the child outside for some of us) will yearn to buy some of these cute & fascinating things!
Anika Aggarwal Jaipuria
A graceful lady, Bindiya, based out of Delhi making gorgeous handcrafted gift packaging material.
Talking about her venture Swarn, she says that ‘the best gifts are the ones given with love’. I agree with that-a gift how so ever small or inexpensive becomes special when wrapped beautifully as it shows the receiver how much love has gone into it.
If you want to make your gifts look exquisite and ethereal, Swarn is the right choice. Beautiful trays, splendid boxes &amp; elegant baskets in various materials decorated with velvet, lace &amp; net in vivid colors with intricate use of pearls, stones, brass &amp; Kundan work, ideal for packing chocolates, dry fruits or making gift hampers.
Swarn specializes in Home Décor, trousseau packaging, baby showers &amp; announcement gift packing, wedding card &amp; Sagan gift packing.
Here’s a sneak peek to some of my favorites!
Marilyn Monroe once said, ‘Being normal is Boring’! So, are you bored of the normal clothes that are lying in your closet? Here’s what you could do!
The regular salwar kameez or churidars, the normal pants and party tops are all passé when you see what Ishita Ladha is making! Whether you are going out with your friends or family for casual lunch/dinners or gallivanting in the mall or even the soon- to- start Diwali parties, you can now rock in style if you add a few of these outfits to your wardrobe.
Ishita Ladha, a Delhi based designer who has some of the most different looking and reasonably priced Indo-western clothes that can be worn both at formal and casual dos. Use of vibrant colors and flamboyant combos make these outfits look festive yet are classy.
Here are a few best sellers from her product catalog!
A funny gal and my dear friend Pallavi based out of Delhi presents to you her jewelry collection La Amber with fabulous traditional and gorgeous contemporary jewelry at unbelievable prices.
Talking about her venture she says-‘I always loved to accessorize, guess I have a fetish and an eye to pick out the most beautiful accessories. I have a huge collection of necklaces, bracelets, bangles, rings and earrings myself. I thought about starting La Amber to quench my own thirst for gorgeous things and in the bargain helped others as well. There was a dearth of such jewelry designers who have unique beautiful jewelry at inexpensive prices.’
The jewelry that Pallavi has is the typical ethnic looking. It goes very well if you team it up with crinkled skirts, kurtis, palazzo pants, Farshi's and long kurtas. If you like the ethnic, journo, arty type of things, you will surely love these pieces.
You may say that I am biased in this case, but take a look at her bestsellers and ask for the prices. I guarantee that you’ll order!
Pooja Mehra Abrol
Pooja Mehra Abrol, founder of Sole House, is a very modest shoe designer based out of Delhi and doesn't like to talk about herself! She believes that one should talk more about what they are doing and contributing to the world rather than harp about themselves. Kudos to the girl who thinks like that!
So, with a lot of excitement she talks about Sole house and says, that we make shoes that enlighten your soul and comfort your feet in style. Each shoe has a story to tell, the story tellers are the karigars who literally weave their magic on to the shoe and create a beautiful piece of art.
I personally have a fetish for shoes and when I see beautiful shoes, it feels like someone has put a spoonful of warm, gooey molten chocolate in my mouth. That is the same feeling I got when I saw some of the gorgeous handcrafted shoes from Sole House.
The shoes by Sole House are unique, jeweled, embroidered, are available in vivid colors and rich fabrics. Here are a few of my favorite pairs of shoes from Sole House!