Last Saturday was full of surprises (good and bad) and before I start whining about all the things that went wrong on that day, let’s start with the sweeter things I discovered. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Shaina NC, a well-known fashion designer and politician, was launching her first jewelry collection!
Kiran Datwani and Sunil Datwani of Gehna Jewellers, hosted a sushi and champagne soiree to celebrate the signature line, Shaina NC for Gehna, that will now be available at their Turner Road store.
The amalgamation of Gehna’s promise of quality with Shaina’s passion for Indian culture has resulted in a beautifully classic but contemporary range of jewelry. I love how Shaina’s traditional Indian jewelry pays tribute to the Indian woman who still has a deep rooted value system.
Her collection of diamonds and uncuts was bold and glamorous, completely drool-worthy. I can’t get over how awesome Shaina’s earrings (obviously from her own collection) were and how chic-ly they teamed up with a sari.
I spotted Salman Khan‘s mom, Salma Khan enjoying her little shopping trip, with Alvira Agnihotri and Deanne Pandey by her side. But what really surprised me was how well she got along with Salman’s ex, Sangeeta Bijlani, who was also at the event. She did look like a major sweetheart so I guess all of Salman’s exes probably still get along with her like a house on fire.
But the highlight of the evening for me was my little chat with Juhi Chawla. She’s been an idol to me for the longest time, and I actually got to tell her about the birthday tribute post I did on her for MissMalini, after which, she gave me the loveliest byte about her love for jewelry. I SO want to bump into her again.
Adding Glitter To Shaina NC For GEHNA Were: Madhoo Shah, Anu Deewan, Alvira Agnihotri, Rhea Pillai, Grace Pinto, Poonam Dhillon, Salma Khan, Sangeeta Bijlani, Deanne Pandey, Sunil & Tanuja Padwal, Farah Khan Ali, Zarine Khan, Nanik Rupani, Munisha Khatwani, Shilpa Saklani, Shweta & Manav Gohil,Lina Ashar, Jaya Raheja, Sumati Raheja, Shweta Kawatra, Manav Gohil, Simi Chandoke, Rashmi Uday Singh, Lucky Morani, Yasmin Morani, Sharmilla Khanna, Kintu Bajaj, Tanaz Doshi, Rakhi Vijan, Babita Malkani, Kunika Singh, Rouble Nagi, Bhairavi Jaikishan, Raelle Padamsee, Leena Mogre, Dr Purnima Mhatre, Amrita Raichand & Umesh Jivnani.
And then came the awful part, my car wouldn’t start and I was literally stuck outside the store for hours before the service centre guys got there! Well, on the bright side, I did end up making a lot of friends and discovering what a total angel Kiran Datwani (the host) really is. All this talk of her super successful debut in jewelry makes me wonder what’s next for the multi-talented Shaina NC?