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Monday, August 17, 2009

Designer Spotlight : Fahad Hussayn

As much as I love Indian clothing - I have to admit that I am pretty naive to the actual designers. I am of the - If I like it - I buy it kind. But now that I'm looking for ideas for the countless number of events that a desi wedding has (here's a quick rundown : engagement, lady sangeet, mehndi-night,maya, wedding and finally the reception) and things for the rest of the bridal party to wear I have decided to do a little investigation.

As I discover new designers - I will try and do a small post on each one and hopefully end up with a small directory by the time I am finished with this process.

My First Designer Spotlight: Fahad Hussayn

He designs both traditional and western, but for this post I have chosen a few "traditional" outfits to showcase his amazing work.

I'll let the images speak for themselves. I am not sure what I want in a dress, but I really like the non-red color choices that he presents for brides.

And . . . If you are like me, and would like to see more of his amazing work, check out his facebook page here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mark Your Calendars: Lakme Fashion Week

When you are an american dulhun, the bad news is that the amount of resources availble to you is quite limited. Especially in the form of inspiration for your wedding dress. The traditonal bride show doesn't quite work in our case.

The good news is that most indian fashion designers still design a lot of traditional clothing, in the forms of sari's, lenghas' and suits. Even when they design more western clothing, the colors and fabris they use can still be "inspirational".

And one of my favorite place to browse all the latest indian garb is at the Lakme Fashion Week and luckily it is set to debut it's 10th year this September 18th - 22nd.

So mark your calendars if your interested in new designs for your wedding dress, or maybe just interested in seeing what they have cooking :)

Wedding Inspiration: Poonam & Chirag

I came across the images from this wedding a few days ago, and I have to admit I have been a little in love with them. I've seen a lot of Desi weddings both in person, and in images and this wedding seemed to really capture my attention, down to the last detail.
I really loved the style of the bride's outfit. It's a bit traditional - She's using the "Victorian" theme of emerald and rubies in the actual bead work of her lengha and a little modern - with the cream background and the red duputta as an accent to the outfit.

One of my favorite images from their entire wedding was this picture of the bride and groom :

I like photojournalist style photography for Desi weddings, they are so festive it just seems like a shame not to capture all the little moments. I know it's important to have pictures with all of the aunties and uncles but at the end of the day it's images like this one that I want to have around my house.

Another feature from this wedding that I loved is that the bride opted for a Moroccan Style Mehndi Ceremony

It's a great way to still incorporate the vibrant Indian/South Asian colors but using more Moroccan elements : the hookah and lanterns.

To see more images from this set - and the source for images on this post go here

Welcome to Dulhun!

What does Dulhan Mean?
Dulhun also sometimes spelled Dulhan - means bride in a many south asian languages.

What is this blog about?
Dulhun is an offshoot from my blog I started off as a very simple girl who wanted to blog about my beauty finds, and then a few days ago my Mr. Right popped the question and I found myself as a bride to be :). As I started my Project - Wedding research online, I found that there weren't a lot of easily accesible resources for south asian brides, pakistani, indian, bengali . . . ect.

My goal is to share my journey and hopefully provdie some helpful tips, resources and ideas for other brides to be out there too in the process.
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