Iksha Chhabra – Ritu Kumar
As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at designer Ritu Kumar’s flagship store in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.
Here, in the second of the four-part series, bride-to-be Iksha Chhabra blogs about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Ritu Kumar.
“Likes all brides-to-be who are hooked on to WeddingSutra, I too have been checking out the website and its FB page whenever I’ve needed information on wedding specialists or preps. And while talking about the looks for the different functions, it was my wedding planner Yamini Shah (The Wedding Designers) who encouraged me to get the ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ experience. “Its the best rehearsal for the D-day”, Yamini emphasized, so I wrote in to WeddingSutra and was excited when they wrote back informing me about WeddingSutra on Location at Ritu Kumar.
Once I reached Ritu Kumar’s beautiful store in Lower Parel, team WeddingSutra introduced me to the experts they had invited, all of them were very warm and friendly so it was an awesome beginning. We then began sifting through the gorgeous bridal lehengas on display, as I scanned through the options, a bright pink lehenga is what caught my attention. It was embroidered with intricate gold work, paired with a green blouse and a matching pink dupatta. After I tried it on, I loved it even more- the fit was perfect and we all agreed the color looked great on me!
After selecting the lehenga, getting dressed by Makeup Artist Amrita Sanghavi was next on agenda. Amrita decided to highlight my eyes using a smokey green eye-shadow to compliment the outfit, along with subtle pink lips. While doing my makeup, she shared some really cool tips and tricks on how to use makeup products effectively and achieve different looks for day and night functions.
Almost ready, Team WeddingSutra then helped me accessorize my outfit with Azva jewellery. A stunning choker, string of gold beads, a statement ring and a matching bangle completed my look, making me feel like a radiant and contemporary bride!
The finale was the photo shoot with ace Photographer Dev Purbiya. He sure made me feel like a celebrity as he clicked away to get a nice mix of candid and posed shots.
From hair to make up to which outfits look good on my body type, this super fun shoot certainly took the edge off by showing me how a perfect look for the wedding can be made so easy! Thank you WeddingSutra!”
Makeup artist Amrita Sanghavi decided to give the intense jewel toned smokey eye look for Iksha. She started with Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in Ivory Fair to even out her skin tone and set the base with the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Compact in Ivory Fair. She chose the green color from Iksha’s vibrant lehenga for her eyes. The jewel tone on eyes is currently in vogue and serves as a perfect substitute to black smokey eyes. Iksha could carry off sultry smokey eyes with a twist, so Amrita used the Lakmé Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadow in Day Queen shade on the upper eye lids. She then smoked it up with the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate on the upper and lower lash line. Amrita also lined her upper lids with the Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Black and finished with few coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara. For Iksha’s lips, Amrita applied just one coat of Candy Pink shade from Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict range. She kept her hairstyle simple by adding volume around the face and soft curls at the ends.
If you’re getting married in 2015 and would like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*, write to us at email@example.com with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.
*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai
Iksha@WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit- Ritu Kumar
Makeup & Hair – Amrita Sanghavi for Lakmé Absolute
Shoot Management–Tejal Karlekar, Kashmera Samant, Neelam Lakhani
Photographs by- Dev Purbiya