Dear Bvlgari, Welcome to India! (16 Things I Loved About My Last Visit to Delhi.)

MissMalini , 02 Dec 2014
Anamika Khanna for Bvlgari
Anamika Khanna for Bvlgari

I’ll be the first to admit that this blog is a little fashionably late, but I just wanted to post it anyway because Delhi, sometimes I love you. Especially when I get to see my favourite faces on the capital’s fashion scene! So here are 16 things I loves about my last visit to the city, for the launch of Bvlgari India!

1. Bling Bling!

(Ok, so this one isn’t strictly Delhi, more like en route, but it has become my favourite knick knack stop out of Bombay airport, because I inevitably pass it each time I’m heading to the boarding gates! Accessorize has some of cutest midi rings, necklaces & ear studs and I’ve been buying them up in every shade of metal :)

airport shopping
airport shopping
airport spotting
airport spotting

2. The Welcome Gift.

The first thing I spotted when I walked into my room at the Taj was this delightful (and deliciously aromatic!) candle from Bvlgari. Why thank you kindly, besides what’s a double “g” amongst friends? :P

Taj Hotel
Taj Hotel
Bvlgari goodies
Bvlgari goodies

3. Wah Taj!

FYI, tea-time at the executive club is a sweet deal at the Taj Hotel. Such a great way to decompress after a flight and prep for a fancy night out.

Taj high tea
Taj high tea

4. My GG Swag!

My stylist Marv D’Souza and designer Gaurav Gupta picked out this stunning liquid gold drape dress for me to wear to the event, (which I’m totally in love with btw!). So comfy and sexy at the same time. #Winning! (Oh and check out his amazing collab with Mawi at Lakmé Fashion Week.)

MissMalini in Gaurav Gupta
MissMalini in Gaurav Gupta
#feelingpretty
#feelingpretty
MissMalini and Gaurav Gupta
MissMalini and Gaurav Gupta

5. The Magic Garden.

The venue for the show was an exquisitely decorated ballroom at the Taj, all prepped and ready for Anamika Khanna to sparkle up a storm!

Bvlgari India launch
Bvlgari India launch

6. Pen Pals!

I was also delighted to run into my fellow journos, Narmata Zakaria and Malavika Sangghvi again, after all our Spain adventures together. In fact Malavika even introduced me to her handsome son Raaj Sangghvi and now we all play Twitter-tag! :)

MissMalini, Narmata Zakaria and Malavika & Raaj Sangghvi
MissMalini, Narmata Zakaria and Malavika & Raaj Sangghvi

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7. Classy Miss Khanna!

The show itself was breath-taking; Anamika Khanna is undoubtedly one of the best designers of our generation. The collection was both regal and timeless, bubbling with champagne tones and silhouettes that simply glided down the runway. Take a closer look at the way the jewellery and the garments effortlessly complimented each other. Just wow!

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Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna For Bvlgari
Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna


8. These Guys!

I got to sit with Manav Gangwani and Gautam Kalra during the show and they were just adorable! (I love when people in the fashion biz support each other so unabashedly.) Anyway you look at it, that’s good fashion karma! In fact Gautam was helping me taking pictures on his iPhone the whole time and I owe all my crystal clear clicks of the show to him :), love you G. <3
PS. I also noticed a beaming Tarun Tahiliani give Anamika a standing ovation across the ramp, which I thought was just darling!

Manav Gangwani and Gautam Kalra
Manav Gangwani and Gautam Kalra

9. InstaLove

Now look at the message Manav left us on Instagram! Isn’t that adorable?! I only spotted it today and am currently sitting her grinning at my laptop, yay! :D

InstaLove
InstaLove

10. MissMalini x 2

I also always get a kick out of running into THIS firecracker because Malini Ramani is the most gorgeously bliss-ed out free-spirit I have ever met. Plus just look at that dress!

Malini Ramani, MissMalini and Gautam Kalra
Malini Ramani, MissMalini and Gautam Kalra

11. Model Behaviour!

Post show cuddles are pretty much a norm at most fashion events and I caught these cuties giving Gaurav Gupta a squeeze after the show.

Rachel Bayros, Gaurav Gupta and Surelee Joseph
Rachel Bayros, Gaurav Gupta and Surelee Joseph

12. #GeekChic

Psst! How cool is it that THIS is what my senior management meetings with Nowshad, Mike and Sujal look like on Skype when one of us is traveling? So fun! #TeamAwesome :)

Team Awesome
Team Awesome

13. Sweet Dreams.

When I got back up to my room there was a surprise movie night waiting for me, along with a friendly little nightcap and a poetic carnation :) #Perfection

Bvlgari India
Bvlgari India
Taj Hotel
Taj Hotel
Taj Hotel
Taj Hotel

14. Hello Bvlgari!

The next afternoon I was invited to lunch at the Emporio mall store to take a closer look at everything that sparkles…

Bvlgari India
Bvlgari India
Bvlgari India
Bvlgari India

15. Anamika’s Message For Team MissMalini :)

And you know what’s super sweet? When I ran into Anamika the next day at the actual store launch she gave me this adorable message for my team!

Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna

16. My Fuzzy Little FrENDI

And LOOK! Fendi gave me this awesome QUTWEET swag for my bag! (What’s a QUTWEET?) FYI, she’s SO fabulous, she only has macaroons for breakfast and I think my Cosmo outfit for the December party issue was inspired by her too :P Well played “Qutee” and Delhi, I’ll be back! xoxo

MissMalini
MissMalini
QUTWEET
QUTWEET
QUTWEET
QUTWEET

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