My Best Friend Jenny’s Wedding
Jenny Patel and her favorite girls explored their edgy side with L’Oreal Paris x Balmain's newest lip color range at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.
You need a certain self-confidence to wear bold fashion and bride-to-be Jenny and her best friends were up to the challenge. Result? A fashion-forward transformation with each one emerging a striking diva, ready to hit the runway.
Have a look at their ensembles and the impression they made wearing the latest LIMITED EDITION LIPSTICK COLLECTION by L’Oreal Paris x Balmain. A new range of 12 designer matte shades.
This is the brand’s first ultra-limited couture collaboration with one of the world’s leading fashion houses. It comprises 12 tailor-made couture lipsticks, in edgy matte shades. The rich colors are encased in an exclusive pack designed by none other than the creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, adding to the exclusivity of L’Oreal Paris’s newest lip color range.
Makeup artist Vrinda Makhija and Nandini Advani relied on these lipsticks to create looks that enhanced the avant-garde theme of this photoshoot. Saturated pigments are the mainstay of each look and the choice of color leveraged the mood further. Once the makeup was taken care of Vrinda Makhija along with Mini Mahadik pulled out their hairstyling gear and gave Jenny and her squad hairdos to match their glamorous getup.
The girls then stepped into stunning creations by Falguni and Shane Peacock. The designer duo presented a range of styles and outfits for the girls to choose from. Each girl picked from a style file close to her heart and whether lehenga, gown or saree, the result was a palette of distinct looks, each the epitome of peak fashion.
As a final touch, they accessorized in bling courtesy Valliyan and Aquamarine. The labels had them covered be it earrings, neckpieces or cuffs.
Perfectly put together, all that was left was for them to be themselves – creating memories as they hung out together, in a day sparkling with laughter and luxury at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. The hotel’s specialty Italian restaurant Romano’s provided the ideal backdrop for the shoot and the squad fell in love with its rustic interiors the moment they stepped in.
As they bonded with each other and discussed Jenny’s upcoming wedding, photographer Natasha Samant of The Storyteller captured striking images of the girls.
Here’s decoding the edgy and glamorous looks of the BrideSquad-
Bride-To-Be Jenny Patel
Inspired by the edgy theme of the L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Collection, Nandini Advani created a modern look. She drew focus to her Lips by using the 355 Domination shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range. Developed using pure pigments, the lipstick brought rich color to her lips. The L’Oreal Paris Black Lacquer eye liner is equal in intensity to the lip color and it brought balance to the look.
Jenny realized she was having the time of her life at the shoot. She grinned as she said, “I feel like this is a trailer to my wedding! All of us are very happy to have had a chance to experience this.” She chose a dusty pink lehenga whose muted tones were brightened by intricate silver work. She said, “I love wearing lehengas and would pick them over any other India attire on any given day. This one by Falguni and Shane Peacock was on point. In fact, I’m actually considering buying a few of their outfits.” She paired this stunning ensemble with jewellery from Aquamarine and Valliyan. Picking a favorite she said, “From all of these, the ring was definitely the one that I liked the most.”
Shop the 355 Domination shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range here.
Bridesmaid Fenny Patel
‘Fierce’ is the word that sums up Fenny’s avatar. Nandini Advani used the 468 Liberation shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range to draw attention to her lips. She gave Fenny’s eyes a bold outline of black using L’Oreal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Back to Black. While both features played a crucial role in achieving a bold appearance, the lipstick from L’Oreal Paris’s latest newest range was certainly the hero without which the look would not have had the same appeal. Mini Mahadik then drew all her hair away into a sleek hairstyle that let the focus remain on her face showcasing Nandini’s work.
Fenny wore a nude gown with intricate silver work in geometric patterns all across the fabric. She completed her look by pairing this glamorous outfit that featured a plunging neckline with just a pair of gorgeous dusters from Valliyan and the minimalist approach only added to the oomph.
Shop the 468 Liberation shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range here.
Bridesmaid Pratiti Shukla
Pratiti’s makeup was a Vrinda Makhija masterclass in how an understated visage can still make an impact. This can only be achieved with the 246 Confession shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range. She started by giving her a matte finish base with the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24Hr Foundation in Natural Beige. This foundation gives medium-high, matte coverage and is long wear, making it perfect for the wedding day. She then pulled out the beautiful lip color to finish up and have her looking like a star.
Pratiti was ecstatic about the way her look turned out. She said “I was given an elegant, delicate but bold look. It truly resonated with my personal style, instantly boosted my confidence and I felt very comfortable in it.” Pratiti also loved her clothes, “The gown I wore was a masterpiece. Because it was a single color, I also worked well in elongating my silhouette. I also loved the necklace by Valliyan. It matched the white gown perfectly and the silver enhanced the silver work on the outfit.’ Thrilled by the experience she said, “I am so happy to be a part of this shoot! I haven’t done anything like this before and will always cherish this experience that WeddingSutra had extended.”
Shop the 246 Confession shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range here.
Bridesmaid Mansi Desai
Indian attire can be as definitive as any other style and that’s exactly what Nandini Advani proved with the help of the look she gave Mansi. The 902 Legend lipstick shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range was the hero in her arsenal this time. The camellia oil present in the lipstick brings a moisturizing matte finish to the lips. She also used the L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator to highlight her face.
In love with the lip color that Nandini used on her, Mansi said, “I am so excited about wearing this lipstick. I’ve even taken down the name of the shade and purchasing this is my number one priority when I go shopping next!” Talking a little about her look she said, “The way that the accessories have been paired with my outfit is wonderful. The chunky necklace is a great match for the neckline of the blouse that I am wearing and I love how well the combination has turned out.” She signs off by saying, “Today, all of us really felt like models and I just didn’t want this day to end. This is something that I am always going to cherish.”
Shop the 902 Legend lipstick shade from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range here.
Bridesmaid Mahendi Patel
For Mahendi, Vrinda Mahija created a look that was soft yet strong. She used the unique coral lip shade 469 Fever from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range which is perfect for every occasion – day or night. The coral hue was the ideal match for her skin tone too. She then used the trendy metallic and matte 109 Le Grand Or shade of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Stylo Smoky Eye Shadow which was blended by the eye shadow stick’s ultra-smooth kabuki brush. Then, she brought a flush to her cheeks with the L’Oreal Paris Lucent Magique Blush in Blushing Kiss.
The gown Mahendi chose to wear was a classic in champagne gold. The embossed effect of the embroidery brought texture and the pale blue threads looked beautiful against the muted gold background. To tie the entire look together, she relied on an elemental necklace from Valliyan.
Shop the 469 Fever from L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Limited Edition Range here.
When the day was over and it was time for Jenny and her besties to leave, Morning Fresh came forward to make their experience a little more special and bid them farewell with their hamper. They gave the girls their “Wedding Survival Kit” that reminded the them that Jenny’s wedding may require a lot of work, but they shouldn’t forget to party hard!
Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Would you like to be a part of My Best Friend’s Wedding shoot? Write to us at email@example.com with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type and personality.
Location: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Outfits: Falguni and Shane Peacock
Makeup Artist: Nandini Advani (for Jenny Patel, Fenny Patel, and Mansi Desai) for L’Oreal Paris India
Hairstylist: Mini Mahadik (for Jenny Patel, Fenny Patel, and Mansi Desai)
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Vrinda Makhija (for Pratiti Sukhla and Mahendi Patel) for L’Oreal Paris India
Jewellery: Valliyan (for Jenny Patel, Fenny Patel, Mansi Desai, Pratiti Sukhla and Mahendi Patel) and Aquamarine (for Jenny Patel)
Bridesmaid Favours: Morning Fresh
Photography: The Storyteller by Natasha Samant