Goodbye Blackberry, Hello Instagram! (The Indian Luxury Expo, Hyderabad in Pictures.)

MissMalini , 20 Dec 2012
MissMalini
MissMalini

I’m on the advisory board of The Indian Luxury Expo (TILE) a privilege I share with Arun Sharma (aviation), Farhan Azmi (hotelier), Jwala Gutta (badminton player), Kartheek Raju (TV 9 news), Lakshmi Manchu (actor), Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung (royal descendent), Nisha Jamwal (socialite/interior designer), Rahul Kapoor (Excedo Luxuria), Shilpa Reddy (designer), Sjiraz Gidwani (Iktara World) and Uzma Irfan (Prestige Group). So I flew to Hyderabad on Tuesday  to check it out (and Instagram up a storm since I am now Android-enabled, yay!)

LPC
LPC

The coolest thing about the Indian Luxury Expo is that it brings together leading luxury brands across 20 lifestyle segments to an elite and discerning target audience. Hyderabad, as a result witnessed a plush, three-day affair that ate, slept and tweeted – luxury.

You can check out their website www.theindianluxuryexpo.com for all the deets, but here’s my trip in Instagrams and other pictures :)
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Indigo flight
Indigo flight

This reminds me of another recent Indigo flight I was on (back from Delhi) where during the safety announcement the pilot said, “there are 50 ways to leave a lover but only 8 to leave this aircraft.” *lol* funny guy eh?

The Indian Luxury Expo 2012
The Indian Luxury Expo 2012

Ex-Kingfisher calendar-girl-turned-entrepreneur, Shilpa Reddy was my gracious host (I LOVED her collection of saris and jackets) and she showed me around and introduced me to all her Hyderabadi high society friends!

Shilpa Reddy
Shilpa Reddy

Isn’t her stuff gorgeous? Very holiday bling bling!

Shilpa Reddy designs
Shilpa Reddy designs

Her personal style was super cool too and everybody commented on her birdie necklace. You like? She picked it up at a flea market in Goa.

Shilpa Reddy
Shilpa Reddy

PS. Yay that her sister Sahitya Reddy reads my blog. Makes me happy whenever I meet someone who tells me that they do :)

Sahitya, Jaya and Shilpa Reddy
Sahitya, Jaya and Shilpa Reddy
Asmita Marwa and Shilpa Reddy
Asmita Marwa and Shilpa Reddy
Shilpa Reddy and Sirisha
Shilpa Reddy and Sirisha

They had everything from furniture and photo/art exhibits and jewellery (which I wasn’t allowed to photograph, sorry!) to toys for big boys (yachts, model aeroplanes, remote control cars, Harleys and a vintage Bentley!)

Tiger photograph
Tiger photograph
Luxury Expo art
Luxury Expo art
Luxury Expo art
Luxury Expo art
furniture
furniture
furniture
furniture
model aeroplane
model aeroplane
remote control car
remote control car
Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson
vintage car
vintage car

PS, did you know our boy Mike Melli is a piano legend? Oh ya, the chicks love it.

Mike Melli
Mike Melli

Also on display, Lakshmi Manchu’s signature unisex perfume called ICONOCLAST (which sold out immediately with a number of socialites now on the waiting list!)

Iconoclast by Lakshmi Manchu
Iconoclast by Lakshmi Manchu

One of the coolest displays for me was by an art gallery called Muse that houses the works of talented sculptor Jagdish. His life size aluminium art costs about 20 lakhs (roughly $36,000) a pop and come in a variety of moods, like the honeymooners or  man walking his dog. Pretty cool I thought!

The Honeymooners
The Honeymooners
Man walking his dog
Man walking his dog
MissMalini, Jagdish and Shilpa Reddy
MissMalini, Jagdish and Shilpa Reddy
aluminium sculptures
aluminium sculptures

The other art that blew my mind were the powerful glass and ceramic paintings by Ram Indranil Kamath. Dude’s got mad skills and is deeply inspired by religious texts and figures. If you read the description that comes with all his art you’ll get goosebumps, guaranteed. FYI, the price of his painting range from 2-8 lakhs depending on the size.

Ram Kamath
Ram Kamath
Ram Indranil Kamath's art
Ram Indranil Kamath's art
Ram Indranil Kamath's art
Ram Indranil Kamath's art

This Shiva one below is definitely my favorite. Stunning stuff.

Ram Indranil Kamath's art
Ram Indranil Kamath's art

So all in all, quite an awesome trip! I’m told it’s going to get bigger and better every year so stay tuned! xoxo

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