Malaika, Neha, Giselle, Raveena, Jacky et al dazzle at Blenders Pride Fashion Preview

Ranjit Rodricks , 21 Jul 2011

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Designer Raakesh Agarvwal, Malaika Arora Khan, designers Mandira Wirk & Wendell Rodricks and Miss India Kanishtha Dhankar
Designer Raakesh Agarvwal, Malaika Arora Khan, designers Mandira Wirk & Wendell Rodricks and Miss India Kanishtha Dhankar
Actress Neha Dhupia with Anand Kabra
Actress Neha Dhupia with Anand Kabra

The press-con to announce the seventh edition of the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour at Tote in Mumbai was almost like a glitzy and dazzling Bollywood award ceremony. Stars, stars and more stars were shining brightly in all their glory, looking ravishing and resplendent in outfits designed by their favourite couturiers.

Vikram Phadnis, Malaika Arora Khan, designer Mandira Wirk and Raveena Tandon
Vikram Phadnis, Malaika Arora Khan, designer Mandira Wirk and Raveena Tandon
Vikram Phadnis and Perizad Zorabian
Vikram Phadnis and Perizad Zorabian

The line-up of designers for this edition of the BPFT include Anand Kabra, Asmita Marwa, Gavin Miguel, Mandira Wirk, Neeta Lulla, Rakesh Agarwal, Ramona Narang, Rina Dhaka, Rocky S, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Ryenu Tandon, Vikram Phadnis and Wendell Rodricks – all of whom showcased a sneak peek of the collections they will show on the tour.

Jacky Bhagnani wears a suit by Rocky S
Jacky Bhagnani wears a suit by Rocky S.
Sophie Choudhury in a bling dress by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
Sophie Choudhury in a bling dress by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna

Each of the designers had a “muse” model their outfit. These muses were Amisha Patel (Neeta Lulla), Malaika Arora Khan (Mandira Wirk) , Perizaad Zorabian (Vikram Phadnis), Raveena Tandon (Ramona Narang Rodella), Lisa Haydon (Gavin Miguel), Giselle Monteiro (Rina Dhaka), Sophie Choudhary (Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna), Shriya Saran (Asmita Marwah), Jackie Bhavnani (Rocky S), Preeti Desai (Raakesh Agarvwal), Zarine Khan (Reynu Tandon), Neha Dhupia (Anand Kabra) and reigning Miss India Kanishta Dhankar (Wendell Rodricks).

Rocky S with Neeta Lulla
Rocky S with Neeta Lulla
Asmita Marwah, Lisa Haydon and Gavin Miguel
Asmita Marwah, Lisa Haydon and Gavin Miguel

Even though all the Bollywood babes looked super-hot, we particularly liked Neha Dhupia in her vintage retro look.

Neha Dhupia wears Anand Kabra
Neha Dhupia wears Anand Kabra

Giselle Monteiro was all giggly and girlish and we loved her simplicity and joie-de-vivre. With a lovely attitude like hers, the lady will surely go big in B-Town.

Rina Dhaka with Giselle Monteiro
Rina Dhaka with Giselle Monteiro
We loved Giselle's sincerity & simplicity
We loved Giselle's sincerity & simplicity

Perizad Zorabian was also charm personified. Dressed in an elaborate wedding ensemble by Vikram Phadnis, she looked like a Persian Princess dropped out of the pages of the Arabian Nights.

Lisa Haydon, Gavin Miguel, Vikram Phadnis, Perizad Zorabian, Malaika Arora Khan and Mandira Wirk
Lisa Haydon, Gavin Miguel, Vikram Phadnis, Perizad Zorabian, Malaika Arora Khan and Mandira Wirk

And considering her seniority, Raveena Tandon (wearing a yellow sheath gown by Ramona Rodella) could have put any bimbette half her age to shame. Her luminous skin and shapely body made quite an attractive picture.

Malaika Arora Khan, Raveena Tandon and Ramona Narang Rodella
Malaika Arora Khan, Raveena Tandon and Ramona Narang Rodella
Raveena & Ramona
Raveena & Ramona

We also loved Raakesh Agarvwal’s red-carpet gown (in red) worn by Preeti Desai. Let’s hope one of our divas will wear it to an international award ceremony soon.

Raakesh Agarvwal with Preeti Desai
Raakesh Agarvwal with Preeti Desai

(all pix: Ranjit Rodricks / video: Dhruvi Shah)

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