THE WEDDING DIARIES

This is my first Indian Wedding. Gosh! It's so exciting. So many events and venues, all in a day. Phew! Luckily, I don't have to worry about what to wear. All taken care of by Designer Anu PD. Her label stands for Youth, a fresh take on the regular. Colours of spring with Indian motifs in flowing, dreamy fabrics. I love it.

And the venue? Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. Le Meridien hotel has over 350 luxurious guest rooms with grand views of Lutyen's Delhi and a serene atmosphere for an excellent stay. Le Meridien New Delhi will surely satisfy the traveler looking for a destination that engages your curiosity and appetite for culture and comfort. It's many destinations within a destination.

 

EVERY WOMAN IS A RANGEELI ZOOBIE

It's a hot summer day and what better than to get candid with some behind the scenes shots and thoughts of RZ women and models?! These Rangeeli women (as I've dubbed them) go zoo-zoo-zoobie in this collection which is the mainstay of label ANU P.D. The 'Rangeeli Zoobie' collection transcends boundaries, with gypsy colors from Moorish lands of the Mediterranean.. seen in myriad styles including tie dying and the use of fringes. As always, the floral energy shows up in a multitude of colors and textures and forms!! Hey, but little did we know I would one day be blogging on the thoughts running through their naughty minds ---- as you can see below it's not just the clothes.. the pictures too are eloquent!! So tighten your seat belts and gear up for a ride into their realm of love and lust.. tolerance and wackiness!!

 

VERSATILE SEPARATES FOR INDIAN WOMEN FEAT. ANU P.D + GIVEAWAY

I strongly believe that great designers take things and art slowly to their stride. A handcrafted, versatile product has distinction, individuality and soul associated with it. Ace designing and craftsmanship can really change a usual garment to very glamorous and unconventional looking outfit. In today's post I bring to you a festive/ wedding season collaboration that also happen to be one of my favorite so far. Designer Anu P.D.'s #VersatileGarments make for perfect outfit and here's how I styled 4 different pieces from her collection.

This breezy light separate with playful silhouettes make for perfect saree accessory! A periodic decor element is seen on belt and it can be used on the either side of your saree pallu. This tailored separate can be used with a more formal looking saree or a solid coloured saree and yes, you can so skip wearing heavy duty jewels with your outfit then!

 

THE WEDDING DIARIES

Wedding Diaries: Chapter 1
This is my first Indian Wedding. Gosh! It's so exciting. So many events and venues, all in a day. Phew! Luckily, I don't have to worry about what to wear. All taken care of by Designer Anu PD. Her label stands for Youth, a fresh take on the regular. Colours of spring with Indian motifs in flowing, dreamy fabrics. I love it.

And the venue? Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. Le Meridien hotel has over 350 luxurious guest rooms with grand views of Lutyen's Delhi and a serene atmosphere for an excellent stay. Le Meridien New Delhi will surely satisfy the traveler looking for a destination that engages your curiosity and appetite for culture and comfort. It's many destinations within a destination.

The plan? Arrive at the Hotel, welcome the bride and her other friends for blissful pampering at the Three Graces Spa, Le Meridien. Make up and Hair at La belle, the Salon; for the Mehendi Lunch at Allure, Le Meridien. Get ready for the Wedding Do at Sovereign, Le Meridien. See off the Bride and her groom to the Bridal Suite! Time for cocktails and dancing at Nero. Now time to get my shoes and accessories in order, for the big fun day!

 




Resort and Summer 2014—Vintage travels : Anu P.D.

Hello Costa-farians—and Happy Summer! We are all travelers here, and not just on this flight but in general too, going about our gypsy-lives—working in one city, meeting relatives in another and holidaying in yet another. For most of us in India, who are flitting between high-summer in some regions and the onset of monsoon in others, Styles and Colours of the international and local Summer and Resort Collections hold good. RED OR DEAD! We Indians love Red, so there is the utterly wearable trend of Red, Black and White, used together or separately, with loads of texturing in laces and pin-tucks and ruffles to take it to a vintage space AND AVOID A FLAT LOOK. . Metallic-neutrals like Gold-Beige and Copper, also provide the perfect foil for little bursts of florals—which is another happy ongoing- and never-say die trend. PUNCHY FLORALS ARE EVERYWHERE...

 




#LIVEINCOTTON ANU PD

Not only does she wear cotton, she also works with it.

She was 8-9 years old when in a field in MHOW, her chappals become clogs because of wet soil sticking to the sole. It made her happy & giggly & her father told her it was Black soil, which is very good for cotton cultivation. That is also when she saw a Cotton boll for the first time & has been fascinated since then.

In summers, she enjoys wearing cotton and she also has one capsule collection in the season, which consists primarily of white cotton western cuts.

I've written about Anu and her work here earlier.

Anu loved the style and flamboyance of Zeenat Aman & Parveen Babi and spent some time scouring through Fashion magazines in the Army library.

 




BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF ANU PD SPRING SUMMER 2014

Hello! I'm back again!! It's been a crazy cool-hot summer in Delhi with a hectic work-schedule of sending out samples to stores and one-on-ones with clients alongside hosting many little soirees. Somewhere in the middle of that we had a Fun'n'Frolic design shoot--cataloging some looks from our latest collection "Love Day and Night" — Anu PD Spring Summer 2014. On board we had ace-photographer Rony Kaula and Hair and Make-up Maestro Suneel Gautam, Jewellery Designer Tanuja Dod and Serbian Beauty Zla Barbika as model, and of course Team Anu P.D. Here are some moments I captured from that memorable afternoon!!

 




A CRAZY, HAPPY FASHIONABLE WEEK !!

What a crazy happy week it was! Moving home from Mumbai's Film City to a condominium whose residents are all film, television and fash frat like Sanjay Dutt and Ayushmaan Khurana. Plus putting the finishing touches to my capsule collection 'Love Is In The Air' -- a special for February, the Love-month!! Looking out across Filmy Nagari savouring the sea breeze from the 38th floor or enjoying the blanket fog with a cuppa in the Rajdhani, I am so looking forward to the mush of Valentine's Day :-) February, the love-month, is my birthday month as well, and it's roses and strawberries and chocolates everywhere for me!!! So it's some mixed thoughts and feelings here... have been in pensive mode as well with the AAP dharna and shocking news of how intense social media pressure can bring about the demise of people's mental peace and physical being. It's scary.

 




ANU PD, HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE #EYESFORFASHION

I recently got to spend some time with fashion designer and wonderful human Anu PD. We got lunch together and then Anu spent some time regaling me with stories connected to her latest collection. I love spending time with her. It's refreshingly rare to get an opportunity to spend time with someone who radiates "nice". And that shows through in her clothes as well. Happy. Love. Colorful. Easygoing. Nice.

 




Style Spiel with designer Anu P.D

We at Style Coquettes recently visited Anu P.D's studio at Haus Khas Village, last month when we saw a glimpse of her 2014 resort collection, we knew we would definitely be doing a feature on her collection!! AND HERE YOU GO!!

 




Photos : Resort Collection 2014

The Resort Collection 2014 is designed by Designer Anu P.D., who recently showcased her designs at the 'Fashion n Travel Incubator' which took place in New Delhi.