Mar 20, 2012 Fashion & Bridal Wear
By Jaspreet Soni
Classic yet contemporary are what define Sheffali Hegde Rai’s designs. Sheffali frequently exhibits abroad for NRI clients who love the majestic and chic looks she creates.
Hot pink and pista green net saree
The hot pink and pista green saree is fashioned on net with a velvet border. Swarovski and diamante with pitta work on the border and buttis all over—for the sangeet, reception or an evening event.
Peacock green double layered lehenga
The duppatta is pre-attached to the corset giving the illusion of a saree drape. The two layered lehenga with a fitted hip belt embellished with silver, diamantes and pearls oozes style & elegance.
Mango and sea green anarkali with antique work
Net and raw silk Anarkali heavily embellished with antique silver, pearls and colored stones. To balance the traditional look, it has one shoulder and a contemporary texture on the torso.
Reddish maroon lehenga with antique kundan work
Reddish maroon fitted lehenga with a brocade and silk corset. The antique kundan, pearl work with silver and diamante all over the skirt give it a very rich look. If you’re wearing it for the wedding, team it with heavy kundan or uncut jewelery and drape the dupatta over your head for a very traditional look.
Purple and green net and brocade lehenga
The colors are modern but the styling traditional. Perfect for brides who do not like to go the ‘red’ way, worn with a velvet choli with long brocade sleeves and a net lehenga with a brocade skirt underneath.
Black lehenga with Swarovski and diamante work
The black net lehenga with sequined lining underneath and pure silk corset gives the illusion of a one piece gown. Perfect for an evening party, Indo western cocktail or even a reception where the bride does not want to wear a very heavy ensemble.
Purple and green two-piece saree
The two piece saree has a brocade skirt with pre-stitched pleats and a second layer of net dupatta pre-stitched on the shoulder.
Maroon and gold raw silk lehenga
The raw silk bridal lehenga uses the traditional maroon and gold combination. A velvet blouse and net dupatta with velvet border beautifully embellished with zardosi, antique, diamante, silver.
Orange pink fitted lehenga with emeralds
Orange pink raw silk Indo-western lehenga, the fish cut skirt defines the silhouette beautifully and the emerald frill at the bottom complements the silver, emerald and light gold work.
Red and gold Chinese brocade lehenga
This fish-cut bridal lehenga is styled using Chinese brocade and net dupatta.
Sea green and purple lilac sequined lehenga
This net lehenga has a net dupatta pre-attached, for the saree effect. The raw silk choli has beautiful cut work and gathered sleeves. Silver and colored sequins work run through the entire dress.
Pinkish orange lehenga with emerald, swarovski and silver work
Very feminine pinkish orange lehenga designed to give the illusion of a saree, embroidered with very intricate emerald, swaroski, silver and stone work.
Ferozi frill saree with lumpy border
This fusion chiffon saree has a pre-stitched skirt, the frills give a nice twist to the regular saree and the lumpy border adds to the ruffled look. Nice pick for your best friend’s wedding!
Lilac net lehenga with silver sequins and stone work
The lilac net lehnga has silver sequined under-layer to create a dramatic silvery lilac tone.
Sheffali Hegde Rai retails at Khar (West), Mumbai. Her contact numbers are 09916100500, 07738171500 and 09819788051
Dec 30, 2011 Fashion & Bridal Wear
A destination for bridal wear ‘Kalki’ at Worli and Santacruz (W) in Mumbai caters to all the needs of a bride’s trousseau. From stunning lehenga cholis, rich designer sarees, elegant churidar kurtas to wedding accessories and an incredible range of fabrics, they offer a classic and timeless collection.
Shishir Gupta of Kalki spoke to WeddingSutra to tell us what’s popular at Kalki and what brides are wearing this season.
Gold is the most popular color this season, and the embroideries- antique zardozi with pearls.
Our price points for sarees range from Rs 4,000 to Rs 70,000. The non-bridal lehengas range from Rs 15,000 to Rs 45,000 and the exclusive bridal lehengas are priced between Rs 45,000 and Rs 3 lakh plus.
For the Mehendi many brides are looking at ensembles with an interesting cut—like a knee length uneven dress/skirt teamed with a corset. For the Sangeet, an Angarkha style top with a long skirt/lehenga. For the Cocktail, it’s a gown with gorgeous Swarovski stone work. For the Wedding the cut and the colours vary a lot, depending on the community the bride hails from and what she’s expected to wear on the Big Day.
Kalki is located at Prime Plaza, SV Road, Santacruz (West) and Nita Building, Annie Besant Road, Worli.www.kalkisarees.com
Sep 13, 2011 Fashion & Bridal Wear
While designer lehengas are all-popular, let’s accept another fact—many brides don’t want to spend a bomb on embroidered lehengas and sarees. For brides on a budget, here are 5 gorgeous outfits for the pre-wedding functions.
Maroon net lehenga with shimmer inner, rich work choli and matching net dupatta. Embellishments include antique sequins, glossy stones, cutdana, jari, resham embroidery, diamantes
Price- Rs 13,600
Violet georgette lehenga choli and turquoise net dupatta. Adorned with sparkling sequins, stones, diamantes, jari, cutdana and gota patti work.
Price- Rs 22,500
Blue kalidar lehenga saree fashioned on shimmer georgette and net, with blooming sequins, cutdana, stones, beads, jari, resham and kundan work.
Price- Rs 8950
Maroonish magenta saree with net pallu and velvet brasso skirt. The patch border is decorated with glittering diamantes, sequins, stones, cutdana and dabka work.
Price- Rs 9650
Navy blue georgette saree with narrow border and silver piping and adorned with shimmering pearls, cutdana, stones, dabka work.
Price- Rs 9250
If you’d like to purchase any of these creations write to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Agarwal Sarees, Kolkata on +91 9330439177
Varun Bahl opened the second edition of Delhi Couture Week with his Indo-French collection. Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, dressed in swarovski studded white anarkali with beautiful jewellery was spotted in the front row, though she did not walk the ramp. The collection was inspired by French queen Marie Antoinette. It featured lehengas, anarkalis and sarees with tailored jackets and corset-like blouses worn by the queen. The colour palette consisted of pistachio hues to deep, wines, maroons, golden and ivory shades.
Valaya translated his love for photography into his latest collection titled Tasveer for the Delhi Couture Week 2011. Valaya’s outfits followed the evolving palate of the still image, starting with black & white, sepia, hand-stained, natural and finally culminating in digital. The color pallete evolved from gold, fuschia pink, candy pink, reds, copper to peacock blue and dark purple. Valaya’s classic Alika jackets were the star of the collection and also on display were sarees with elaborate zari borders, sequin work and semi-precious stone embroideries, short bandhgala kurtas over churidars and jackets with dramatic sleeves paired with churidars. The evening ended with the exquisite wedding collection and we are drooling over the bridal ensemble worn by Valaya’s muse Sapna Kumar.
After a day full of contemporary and resort wear, Anupama Dayal thrilled us with a dazzling and glamorous collection titled “Bronze Begum” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Fashion 2010 . Inspired by the Mughal jewels and the crafts of Rajasthan, Anupama used zardozi, gotta and striking metallic embellishments along with the ikats and brocades. The color palette included rustic ivory to the deep green, azure blues, shocking pink, red and ruby which were popular during the Mughal times. Brides have plenty of silhouettes to chose from -from shararas, and anarkali kurtas to sarees and lehengas.