I’m excited to share with you an AWESOME giveaway from the fantastic South Indian Wedding inspiration site Shaadi Belles. I’m a huge fan of everything that they do, and have enjoyed sharing highlights from the site in previous posts on BollyInstyle. And now, they’re giving you the chance to win the wedding and honeymoon of your dreams!
Newly engaged? Or, perhaps you’re about to become betrothed. Even if you’re not a bride or groom yet, take advantage of this chance to enter the Shaadi Belles ‘A Dream Wedding’ Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will get a glamorous prize package including a getaway at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai & the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, bridal makeup & hair, eight bridesmaids outfits, event design, wedding photography, and more! Plus, ten runner-ups will win a DVD copy of ‘Doonya The Bollywood Workout’. Enter before March 1st, 2013, for your chance to make your wedding sparkle that much more.
It’s incredibly easy to enter, all you have to do is visit the Shaadi Belles contest page HERE, register, and fill out the quick form. Make sure to like Shaadi Belles on Facebook as well to stay up to date on the contest and all things Shaadi Belles. The winners will be announced on March 3rd.
Best of luck, and if you win….share your pictures with me here on BollyInstyle!
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[UPDATE: Payal will be showcasing her festive, bridal and kids line on Friday, November 9th at The Dream Hotel in New York. Please see invitation below.]
Designer Payal Singhal has become quite synonymous with gorgeous clothes. Winning her first design award at the young age of 15, she has released several collections of lovely, elegant (and completely wearable!) pieces. Her new collection India in Color continues her reputation of creative, pleasing silhouettes and materials.
Extraordinary, ethereal, enchanting … the pieces in the India in Color collection are tantalizing and I think it is safe to say that I want them all. A girl can dream, can’t she?
I mean, what woman isn’t looking for a new fashionable item to spruce up her wardrobe, especially with party season now upon us? Payal Singhal’s newest collection provides women with wonderfully festive options. I think these pieces in the collection are pretty ideal for those that want to impress while still showcasing elements of their own personality.
I particularly like the incorporation in this collection of not only the crystal encrusted necklines/bodices/sleeves, etc., but also lively colors like cobalt, lime, and fuchsia. It spruces up celebratory wear in a fun and fresh manner—right up my alley.
India in Color seems to be presenting itself in perfect timing, as a favorite celebration of many. It’s Diwali season!
What do you have planned for your celebrations this year?
source: Payal Singhal and Times of India
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BollyInstyle has been dormant since the birth of my twins….so so SO sorry readers! Just needed a break to get the family adjusted. While the house has been a happy chaos, my inbox has filled up many many new findings, which I plan to unveil slowly but surely. Happy to be back and hope to start connecting with you all again.
Let’s start off with some gorgeousness! A new wedding site that will have you clicking away for hours. Is there anything more magical than watching two people head-over-heels in love tie the knot? Well, perhaps going through it yourself:)
Even though I have been married for five years, I still love perusing inspirational wedding blogs and websites. (I suppose you could call me an ever enthusiastic romantic!) I mean, I can still use a lot of the ideas for parties and future weddings of friends, right?
Whether you’re a future blushing bride or simply looking; you MUST check out Shaadi Belles. I’m so excited to share this site with you…and pretty proud to say that a dear friend is behind it all.
As the #1 source for South Asian wedding inspiration, you can get lost for hours browsing through stunning inspiring images of everything from gowns to food and drinks, stationary, beauty, and more. The bridal mehndi photos make me want to decorate my hands and feet immediately.
Another fantastic thing about the site? You can browse through images that spark your imagination by color! Not only do dress, jewelry, and makeup photos in that color come up; but also decoration, flowers, and venue ideas as well. Plus, I love anything that makes it easy for me to save my favorite photos in one spot. Shaadi Belles is very similar to Pinterest in the way you can ‘heart’ your top images.
And hey, dear readers, go ahead and ‘like’ them on Facebook as well!
source: Shaadi Belles
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Those little rascals! Everyone loves watching them walk down the aisle. Nothing could be more adorabe than having your flower girls hold bouquet of fresh picked flowers. Hands down – this new collection of dresses by Cupcakes & Pastries will steal the show all on its own.
I’m really hoping Inshi Khanna, the creative force behind Cupcakes & Pastries will launch a boys line of cute tunics and formal wear so all the ‘ring boys’ can also walk down the aisle with style! In less than two years, Cupcakes & Pastries has managed to gain online presence and move its way to trendy retailers such as Fred Segal and Kitson Kids.
Cupcakes & Pastries fuses modern and ethnic design with high quality exceptional fabrics and fine craftsmanship. I just love these…a depart from the typical flower girl dresses!
Cupcakes & Pastries is currently offering free shipping on all of it’s Fall/Winter 2010 merchandise. Also, as an added bonus, Inshi has offered a 10% discount to all BollyInstyle readers. Enter code “NEWFALL10” at checkout. This is a special introductory offer for the season which expires at the end of the month. Cupcakes & Pastries has ongoing discounts and promotions announced via Facebook, so be sure to join here.
source: Cupcakes & Pastries
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Hi everyone, it’s Richa from Mala Handmade here today with thoughts about…hunting. Have you ever coveted an expensive dress only to find it on the rack at second markdown? Or dug through a unpromising pile of wares only to find a gem in your size? It’s always nice to score a designer steal, but bargain hunting often means sifting through disorganized piles – until now. A slew of websites have recreated the sample sale experience online, enticing buyers with deeply discounted designer goods accessible from your home computer (or secretly at your office desk)! Sites like Gilt, Haute Look, and Ideeli recreate the sample sale experience by hosting daily sales that feature a rotating cast of designers. Gilt, for example, may pair a high-end brand like Marni with a more contemporary brand (and lower price point) and accessories sale to lure a range of buyers and tastes. Ideedi offers spas treatments and trips to their selection of clothes and accessories.
Nearly every site requires free “membership,” which isn’t really exclusive but necessitates a log-in to view and purchase items. But there are policies worth noting. The very popular Gilt, for examples, hosts most of its clothing sales at noon daily and items you add to your “cart” are held for ten minutes – but returns are for store credit only, which is a nearly universal policy for these sites. Add the time crunch to the return policy and you could end up with less of a bargain on your credit statement. One good way to avoid a sour sale is to stick with familiar brands where you know your size and the quality.
However, it’s hard to put this in practice with my favorite new site, Excusively.In, which brings Indian designers stateside through the same auction format. I’m always on the lookout for modern Indian-inspired clothing and Exclusively.In features sought after labels direct from Mumbai and Delhi – without the plane ticket. I love the range of designers and goods, which includes pop art books about India and vintage Bollywood posters. Since you probably won’t know what size you are in an Anupamaa (http://anupamaa.com/) dress, it’s important to check the size description before you buy (though typical Indian silhouettes, like tunics, are relatively easy to have altered).
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