Today, I spent a couple of hours at Parineeti Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition. This Exhibition was conducted by Marriage Mantra at Westin, Goregaon. I was so happy – This was the first exhibition that was closer to home 😛 haha… Anyhow, but closer to home meant I noticed that most of the designers were also from close by locations majorly from Goregaon & Kandivili. I found that a little strange, but their collection was nevertheless outstanding.
For those of you who missed the exhibition today, Parineeti is coming back on the following days as well.
|The Big Fat Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition|
|Parineeti||Hotel West In, Mumbai||Friday, 17th July|
|Hotel Palladium, Mumbai||Monday, 10th August|
|Hotel Sea Princess, Mumbai||Monday, 12th August|
|Hotel Novotel, Mumbai||Wednesday, 14th October|
|The Club, Mumbai||Thursday, 3rd December|
|JW Mariott, Mumbai||Monday, 28th March 2016|
The one thing that was striking in this entire exhibition was the Raw Silk Lehengas. This exhibition was perfect for anyone looking for budget lehengas in the price range of under 10k.
MY FAVORITE STALLS:
#1 Panache by Bhavisha Savla
Hers was a small stall at a corner. But what a find ! She had the most gorgeous looking maroon raw silk lehenga with a full sequins work peach blouse and net dupatta. My eyes were glued to that piece till the very end. I did not see anything better than that in any of the stalls! The price of the lehenga was just 6500.
What I loved about her piece was that it had a nice stone studded embellishment around the waist and that was the only bling part to the outfit. It was the perfect mixture of simplicity with bling-bling. The Lehenga was completely done with can-can so it gave a nice princess feel. Add to that the raw silk shine and it made for the perfect evening wear choice (but to somebody else’s wedding!)
Also, she had a beautiful collection of designer sarees in the price range of 10k. Her navy blue with peach combo saree was my favorite. It was heavy but very much something that a new bride should have in her collection. It was completely net with shimmer work in the pleats and had a nice georgette-crepe navy blue part as the pallu. But the best part was the blouse. It was a floral printed blouse in full sequin work. Gave a very heavy rich look. The designer actually draped the piece around her and it was truly stunning for the price.
For anybody who wishes to get in touch with the designer – she works from home only. She takes complete customization orders as per requirement for Sarees, Lehengas as well as Anarkalis. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
#2 Surbhee Fashions
Her stall was filled with full length Anarkalis in heavy zardozi and pita work. She had varied styles and colors in her stall making it quite an interesting choice to look at. I saw full floral Anarkalis (very Anushree Reddy meets Riddhi Mehra inspired), then there was Raw Silk Anarkalis with cut work, chiffon flowy Anarkalis and more.
I think it was the perfect stall for someone like me, who doesn’t really have a set fabric and look in mind. It was then easy to look through all the options. Her price range for Anarkalis started at 8k and upwards. But they definitely looked price worthy for all the zardozi handwork covering the entire outfit from top to waist length.
I fell in love with a bottle green Raw Silk Anarkali. It was drop dead gorgeous. It was completely handwork with small gold strips all over the piece and heavy zardozi work on the top and bottom. It was expensive too at a steep price of 20k !!! But it was definitely something that looked totally out of the world. I wish I could have it 🙁
Store Details: A-203 Mangal Villa, Tejpal Road, Dwarkadhish Haveli, Vile Parle (E). Email: email@example.com
#3 Amaira Agicha
I loved the sequin net capes at the stall the most. Capes are totally in this season and can be worn on anything from a saree blouse to just on a crop top with skirt or with palazzo. I can think of a dozen ways of styling a cape. She had a gorgeous collection but at a slightly steep price of 4500 a piece.
I also loved her collection in Lehengas. Priced below 20k, they were perfect for Mehendi and Sangeet wear. You can reach out to the designer at firstname.lastname@example.org
#4 Babita Ccreation
Love gota patti work? How about gota patti in sarees? Now how about leheriya sarees in gota patti work? Brilliant no? I just fell in love with her entire collection. Such beauty and at an incredibly awesome price starting at 2500 for Leheriya Gota Patti sarees and 6000 upwards for pure chiffon sarees. I even saw beautiful pastel shaded sarees in zardozi work.
Babita Ccreation had already exhibited earlier this week at Sutra, but I had missed her stall as it was swarming with people and now I know why !
#5 Mint Designer Studio
Mint Designer Studio is a mother-daughter duo who design everything from heavy bridal Lehengas to sarees, dress pieces and even Budget Lehengas. My favorite of the stalls. I absolutely fell in love with a baby pink Lehenga that they had in display. Very heavy (both weight & look wise), their lehengas were priced at somewhere around 25-30k.
They take complete customization orders as per request. The designer Devyani Sigtia told me that all her pieces are completely hand work – no machine work at all. Given the look, the price I felt was totally justified.
Her Lehengas were unusual in the sense that they had the two border concept which automatically gave the overall outfit a very heavy look. I am definitely getting in touch with the designer to see if something can work out for my wedding wear. If you wish to get in touch with her, you can contact her at email@example.com
P.S. Sorry guys, can’t find anything which looks even remotely similar to the collection I saw at her stall.
#6 Deepak Khanna
I met this designer at Sutra earlier this week, but it was definitely good to see his collection again displayed at Parineeti as well. Their collection has gorgeous Leheriya floor length Anarkalis in gota patti work. I particularly loved their shaded leheriya Anarkalis in peach and dark pink.
If your budget is under 15k for your Mehendi Sangeet wear, then their stall is a must visit. The gher of the outfit was outstanding. Perfect when you are spinning with your better half on the dance floor 🙂 The Anarkalis came with an optional full work jacket which was priced at Rs.3000. The jacket instantly gave the outfit a very heavy royal look.
They had beautiful shades of pinks, peach, teal, orange, and even bold colors like blue and red.
#7 Shubham Laces
Looking to buy designer blouses? What shade? Don’t worry. They had it all. All colors from gold, red, embroidery, printed to net, sequins and laces. Think whatever combination – they had it. I just loved this stall. I was almost going to buy a standard gold blouse from them but they only accepted cash – and I didn’t have any 😕
The average price of blouses started upwards 700 which I felt was decent enough given these kind of blouses cost anywhere between 1200-1600 in any store. Also, they had beautiful jackets at flat 500 bucks !!! I am not much of a jacket person but their pieces were getting picked up like anything.
Their store is on the Santacruz Station road next to Friendship. So you can catch their collection there the next time you are in the area 🙂
What do you think of this review of Parineeti? Would you be attending the exhibition on the alternate days?