Hearing Wedding Bells? JJ Valaya Has Some Advice For You!

Anushka Mulchandani , 31 Jul 2014
JJ Valaya
JJ Valaya

Vogue India‘s Vogue Wedding Show opens it’s doors tomorrow, which means if you’re planning a wedding anytime soon, this is where you need to be. We already gave you a small brief about the event and what you can expect. MissMalini even had a little chat with designers, Shantanu and Nikhil as well as Vogue India editor, Priya Tanna on Twitter last afternoon and they gave out some expert tips for brides-to-be and also told us about some cool new tricks they have up their sleeves for the latest edition of the Vogue Wedding Show. Amongst the designers participating in the three day exposition, we sat down with JJ Valaya who gave us a deeper insight of what to expect and what to watch out for. Here are a few excerpts from the interview.

Vogue Wedding Show
Vogue Wedding Show

Team MissMalini (MM): Could you tell us about one vital rule for dressing a bride?
JJ Valaya (JJ): The fact that you must remember that it is YOUR wedding and perhaps the only chance that you will ever get to look and feel like a true princess, so live it up!

MM: Is there a way a person can go unconventional with their bridal wear, instead of sticking to the traditional norm?
JJ: I feel that whilst fusion is the way forward (but without losing our unique Indian identity), there is beauty in purity and tradition – especially on ones big day! There are plenty of occasions around the wedding day and/or otherwise in ones life where convention can be ignored.

MM: For the Vogue Wedding Show this year, do you have anything new up your sleeves?
JJ: At the Vogue Wedding Show you will catch the first ever glimpse into our world for the season of 2014 where we have very carefully put together a showcase of all our brands including JJ Valaya, our Couture and Bridal label, Valaya Home, our soon to debut brand for luxury interiors and The Home of the Traveler, our recently launched line of curated luxury for homes. Together, these three brands encompass the very spirit of uber luxury as we understand it at Valaya. On display also will be this season’s new collection titled THE NAUTCH OF FEZ, an intriguing spin on Moroccan and Indian influences in perfect harmony with sharp styling and unparalleled grandeur. Within all this, I am sure that one will be able to find a lot to absorb and enjoy.

JJ Valaya and Esha Gupta
JJ Valaya and Esha Gupta

MM: When it comes to clients wanting outfits that have been made famous through Bollywood, how do you adapt to those wants and still make it look great no matter what their size?
JJ: Actually, this used to happen several years back, but true connoisseurs have now evolved and are no longer fixated by Bollywood when it comes to dressing up. Sure, Bollywood songs are de rigueur in almost every Indian wedding, but cloning outfits worn by film actors is now more for the masses than the classes.

MM: Any tips when it comes to the make up to complement the clothes for your wedding day?
JJ: Go easy on the make-up and hair; natural yet subtly dramatic will work wonders…don’t lose yourself behind all those layers! The art in fact is in balance and control, coupled with comfort, drama and above all elegance!

Kabir Bedi, JJ Valaya, Kangana Ranaut
Kabir Bedi, JJ Valaya, Kangana Ranaut

MM: What about accessories, how do you know when to stop? And on the other hand, is it possible to go minimal with them?
JJ: Wear something that you feel makes you look good and not what others feel works on you! Pay attention to accessories and I don’t mean just jewellery. Shoes, bags, bangles etc. play a vital role in creating that magical perfect look. It may sound odd, but yes, Less is indeed sometimes more.

Starting tomorrow, up to the 3rd of August, the show is by invitation only, you would need to register on their website – www.vogueweddingshow.in or call this number – +91 9920274470, and that’s all, you’re in!

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