13 Things We Loved at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 #Flashblog

MissMalini , 24 Mar 2014

Oh my dear blog, how I have missed you! Why so mushy? Well in case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been running around like a headless chicken hosting LIVE Google+ hangouts and shooting shampoo videos and basically going TOTALLY insane for the past two weeks! So much so that I’ve barely had time to blog myself, boo :( BUT now that I’m finally getting some me-&-my-MacBook time I’ve decided to flashback Lakmé Fashion Week for you with all the things Team MissMalini & I loved, yay! xoxo

1. Hanging OUT AT LFW

I had the BEST time hosting LIVE Google+ hangouts at LFW, complete with a fabulous (and epically breezy) vantage point to watch all the fashion peeps parading around!

Manish Malhotra & MissMalini
Manish Malhotra & MissMalini
MissMalini and Gaurav Gupta
MissMalini and Gaurav Gupta
Neeta Lulla and MissMalini
Neeta Lulla and MissMalini
MissMalini and Sailex
MissMalini and Sailex
MissMalini and Junelia Aguiar
MissMalini and Junelia Aguiar
MissMalini and Anita Dongre
MissMalini and Anita Dongre
MissMalini
MissMalini
MissMalini and Narendra Kumar
MissMalini and Narendra Kumar
MissMalini and Nishka Lulla
MissMalini and Nishka Lulla
MissMalini and Nikhil Thampi
MissMalini and Nikhil Thampi
Payal Singhal and MissMalini
Payal Singhal and MissMalini
Neeta Lulla and MissMalini
Neeta Lulla and MissMalini
models at LFW
models at LFW

So many of my favourite designers & models stopped by to hangout with me and even sketched the MissMalini anime a brand new Summer/Resort 2014 wardrobe!

MissMalini and Rajesh Pratap Singh
MissMalini and Rajesh Pratap Singh

LOOK!

Psst! In case you missed ANY of the action, you can watch ALL my hangouts here or in the playlist below:

(And I was SO not kidding about the “epically breezy!” *LOL*)

2. Oh Meri Catwalk!

Ok, I must admit I got a TOTAL kick out of being in Mandira Bedi’s debut show at LFW!

MissMalini in Mandira Bedi Designs at LFW
MissMalini in Mandira Bedi Designs at LFW

She put me in this gorgeous blue sari and I got draped by the talented Kalpana Shah again. (Kalpana has even writing a book about sari draping called The Whole Nine Yards btw.)

sari draping by Kalpana Shah
sari draping by Kalpana Shah

Now here’s what you didn’t see! I got a crash course in posing via WhatsApp right before the show courtesy my awesome fashion team which totally helped!

how to pose in a sari
how to pose in a sari

3. Friends in Fashion.

I was personally VERY excited to see so many of my talented friends (who I’ve watched start practically from scratch) make their LFW debut this season. Four that I am particularly proud of are: Junelia Aguiar, Kresha Bajaj (Koëcsh VIK), Payal Khandwala and Shubhika Sharma Papa Don’t Preach. 

Junelia Aguiar Chandler

Koëcsh VIK, Kresha Bajaj & Sushmita Sen
Koëcsh VIK, Kresha Bajaj & Sushmita Sen

Shubhika Sharma, Papa Don't Preach
Shubhika Sharma, Papa Don’t Preach

I’ve had the pleasure of working with and even wearing some of their clothes time and again and I can safely say these girls are making MEGA waves, to the moon ladies!

4. RUNWAY #Selfie!

Team MissMalini fell in love with the #geekchic #Selfie statement tees by Huemn – all the rage this Spring/Summer 2014! We also loved Huemn’s selfie sweatshirt that needs to make its way into our wardrobes STAT.

Huemn #Selfie
Huemn #Selfie

5. FASHION FROM OUTER SPACE.

The collaboration between Gaurav Gupta & Mawi was a stunning visual delight. Plus the spaceship-like installation suspended mid-ramp added to the theatrics! Now if only “they” made contact, Miss Universe would have a whole new meaning – AND a runway ready wardrobe :)

Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta

6. VIRTUAL COCKTAIL XO!

Did you catch my first ever virtual cocktail party for POPxo? It was SUPER fun and I blogged ALL about it over here :)

#VirtualCocktailXO
#VirtualCocktailXO

7. STYLIST LOVE.

We also LOVED the sheer love for Aki Narula on the POPxo’s wall of style :)

Aki Narula
Aki Narula

8. FASHION’s REAL FRONT ROW!

Clearly these guys had the best seats in the house :P

LFW photogs
LFW photogs

Although I think Bandana Tewari kills it in this photo :) so chic!

Fashion's front row
Fashion’s front row

9. The ILLUMINATI.

Rajesh Pratap Singh‘s finale was breath-taking. The illuminated opening was possibly our favourite EVER at a fashion week.

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

10. EYE SEE YOU.

And how cool was the mirrored disc eyewear created by RPS for his finale? (I hope you’re keeping these Gautam Kalra!)

Gautam Kalra
Gautam Kalra

11. Playing dress up.

I had a fabulous time rocking my designer-wear at LFW. (Thank you stylist!) According to Marv D’Souza these were his favourite three, do you agree? :)

MissMalini in Payal Singhal 
MissMalini in Payal Singhal
MissMalini in Nupur Kanoi
MissMalini in Nupur Kanoi

Please note G’s show-stopping awesome eyewear :)

MissMalini in Aarti Vijay Gupta
MissMalini in Aarti Vijay Gupta

And I totally LOVED this Gaurav Gupta drape dress even more because it matched my pink camera perfectly :)

MissMalini in Gaurav Gupta
MissMalini in Gaurav Gupta

12. FashIon’s Original Peeps.

As famed fashion photog Bill Cunningham once said, “The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.” Very often the people really worth watching at fashion week are in the hallways :)

Backpacker style
Backpacker style

Which is why my fashion team had a blast tracking down the most original peeps for MissMalini’s Original Hall Of Fame courtesy Stoli! They each got a bottle of the most original vodka in exchange for sharing the secrets to their original style :)

13. BandraRoad

We even launched MissMalini’s association with the soon-to-be hottest new Street Style brand on the block called BandraRoad curated by Surelee Joseph and Marv D’Souza. Woo-hoo!

Marv D'Souza and Surelee Joseph
Marv D’Souza and Surelee Joseph

So there you have it, fashion week in a nutshell and much love till my next Google hangout :P xoxo

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