Delhi designer Nainika Karan (of Gauri & Nainika fame) got engaged to Amit Vadehra during a holiday in Maldives in January last year. Nainika’s parents were both senior IAS officers, while Amit runs Crayon Capital, an Art House.
Nainika and Amit are marrying on March 12, 2010 in Delhi. Nainika tells us more: “Our wedding is at home in Delhi.” So what is the talented designer planning to wear for her own wedding? She says: “For the wedding and the cocktail party I am wearing a creation by Rohit Bal. For all other functions, I’m wearing my own creations.”
Jan 27, 2010 People & Parties
The January issue of L’Official features photographs from an exclusive lunch for Bluestar Diamonds and Forever Mark hosted by the impeccably groomed Anju Taraporevala. The very stylish socialite is usually seen at super-exclusive afternoon dos and has maintained a dignified silence about her break-up with ex-husband Dr Fahad Taraporevala.
The feature showcases details on the décor at the white theme afternoon, the menu and photographs of the guests who include Laila Lamba, Payal Asnani, Sherry Singh, Sunaina Vahi, Avanti Birla, Haseena Jethmalani, Zarina Mehta, Samantha Nayar and Lata Patel.
To the best of our knowledge Anju is hosting an event supported by a brand for the first time. In the last few years, several lifestyle, luxury and fashion brands have hired the services of fashionable socialites to host their special events- like champagne brunches or wine and cheese dos. The big advantage of this arrangement, the hostess gets her friend circle to the event, and the brands up their events glam-quotient thanks to the presence of the rich and glamorous women. The ladies who help brands with such ‘guest list’ exercises include the business savvy Chhaya Momaya, flamboyant interior designer Nisha Jamwal, former model turned choreographer Sharmilla Khanna and actor Chunkey Pandey’s wife Bhavna Pandey. Sources state these socialites charge between Rs one and five lakh for inviting their select friends (twenty to fifty in number) to such get-togethers. Each woman has a different forte. Momaya has the ability to invite South Mumbai industrialist wives. Nisha and Sharmilla are close to socialites and fashionistas while Bhavna Pandey is well-connected with Bandra’s super-rich and the B-town fraternity.
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Jan 20, 2010 People & Parties
Mumbai’s La-di-dah ladies at the opening of the second Louis Vuitton store at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. All the ladies featured here wore Fall and Resort 09 Louis Vuitton. Except Shilpa Shetty who wore a Robert Rodriguez with a Vuitton clutch. Who do you think looks most glamorous here?
(left to right) Freida, Genelia, Shilpa, Malaika, Lara, Sameera, Shamita
Jan 19, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Television actors Ashita Dhawan and Shailesh Gulabani are getting married tomorrow i.e. 20th January. A very excited Ashita Dhawan who is well-known for her role as Malti bhabhi in Bidaai and Babli Chadda in Ladies Special spoke to WeddingSutra. “Our pheras and reception are at the banquet hall Natraj Gardens, near RK Studios in Chembur. In between my hectic work schedule I took care of all the wedding preparations– the invite, decor, food, guest arrangements and other venue requirements. For the pheras I’m wearing an Anarkali suit and for the post-pheras party I’m wearing a lehenga designed by my friend. On 22nd evening, me and Shailesh will leave for Mauritius and Dubai for a 10 day holiday.”
Chembur resident Ashita and Santacruz resident Shailesh both studied at MMK College, Bandra and have been a pair since a long time. We wish Ashita and Shailesh all luck for the future!
Jan 19, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
This month-end model Reshma Bombaywala’s friends will head to Goa to attend her fun wedding celebrations at the Casa Bela in Candolim. Watch this space for more information on Reshma’s three day wedding celebrations at India’s beach paradise.
On March 2nd Mumbai model Nina Manuel weds New York businessman Luv Shah. Their friends from all over the world are in Mumbai from 28th February onwards—to attend the parties at the Aurus Lounge and the traditional functions at ISKON temple, St Peter’s Church and JW Marriott.
Arzoo Govitrikar is tying the knot on March 16th in Navi Mumbai (where her parents live). The post wedding party is at Tote. Says Arzoo: “My parents are taking care of all the arrangements for the wedding near our home in Panvel. I’m through with shopping for clothes and jewellery. Right now, I’m busy finalising the invitation card design and drawing up the invitations list.”
Actor Imran Khan got engaged to Avantika Malik at his family’s sprawling farm house in Karjat. Imran looked dapper in a black sherwani and ivory silk kurta designed by Varun Bahl and Karan Johar. Avantika chose an unusual velvet lehenga, in blue and gold. What was really disappointing was her unconventional choli—which did nothing to flatter her personality or figure. The bride’s mother also wore a velvet lehenga—we heard Varun Bahl designed the bride and her mother’s ensemble too. Imran’s uncle Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao and other family members and close friends attended the engagement. Aamir’s ex-wife Reena Khan also made a rare appearance. So what do you think of Avantika’s ensemble?
Jan 5, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Actress Nandita Das married Subodh Maskara on January 2nd in a simple wedding function at his home in Worli. Nandita was introduced to Subodh by Shahana Goswami (her friend and co-star in the movie Firaaq). News of Nandita’s alliance with Subodh spread when they began scouting for an apartment at the plush Madhuli Apartments in Worli.
This is a second marriage for both Nandita and Subodh. Nandita was earlier married to her childhood sweetheart Saumya Sen. Born to a Gujarati mother and Oriya father (painter Jatin Das), Nandita studied at Delhi’s Miranda House and the School of Social Work.
The theatre actress taught briefly at the Rishi Valley School before venturing into films. She has acted in films in ten different languages and is best known for her performances in Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Jagmohan Mundhra’s Bawander. Subodh’s family runs Polygenta, a company which manufactures polyster textured yarn.