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Indian Designer Fashions & Exquisite Artistry on Madison Avenue

Soigne K on Madison Avenue features Indian designer fashions & exquisite artistry.  Here is a chance to get to know the woman behind the brand. 

Soigné Kothari, the founder and president of her eponymous multi-brand specialty store, Soigne K, is an entrepreneur, jewelry designer, businesswoman, gourmet chef, wife, and mom, rolled into one fashionable force, and seems to do it all with great elegance.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, some of Soigne’s earliest memories of fashion and jewelry were during her visits to family business locations, where luxury goods were being made and sold.  Her taste for elegance and one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces led her to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising from FIT, Mumbai.

Soigne went on to become a successful jewelry designer in India with the Karma line of spiritually inspired jewelry.  When she moved to the States sixteen years ago, Soigne carried on her vision to bring India’s breathtaking heritage and exquisite artistry and make it accessible to the discerning American woman.

In September 2010, she launched her store, Soigne K, located in the mid-60s on New York’s prestigious Madison Avenue providing a platform for luxury goods and couture fashion by Indian designers and artists.

Through the designers showcased at her Madison Avenue boutique, Soigne hopes to dispel “the preconceived notions of Indian fashion, involving a colorful peasant skirt or a sari”.  The store introduces the American audience to exemplary fashions that blends the rich, cultural fashion voices of India and the fast-moving trends of the West.

The first floor of the sleek minimalist two-storied space carries high-end dresses, resort wear, fashion jewelry, scarves and belts by contemporary Indian designers.  The second floor features traditional Indian wear, exquisite evening gowns, formal dresses, jackets and handcrafted jewelry.

On November 8th, Soigne K will be the place to be at for brides-to-be and fashion enthusiasts seeking the best in the wedding industry.  The ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ hosted by event planning company ‘tanaRi events’ will showcase an array of talent from the world of fashion, photography, fine-dining, hair & make-up, entertainment, and the like.  Soigne K will have sari-draping tutorials and exclusive deals for the guests of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’.   RSVP today to join us on Nov 8thrsvp@tanarievents.com

(Photo Credits – Soigne K; Writer & Editor: Remya Thomas)

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 – Part I

If you are looking for the latest and greatest Bridal Fashions, look no further. We are bringing you the hottest fashions and trends, hot off the runway from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011. Whether it’s for your Reception or Sangeet, we are sure you will find something you love!

This week we will be bringing you the most amazing designs by some phenomenal designers who showcased their newest collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 in Mumbai.

Take a look at Payal Singhal’s “Bridal Fantasy” collection. Gorgeous shades of cream, ash green, champagne and many more flowed across the runway presented in intricate tulle, brocades and silk. With a wide range of lenghas, suits and dresses, there is something for everyone!

Let us know which creation is your favorite! Keep an eye out for Part II featuring another fantastic designer!

*Photos courtesy of IndianWeddingSite

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Wedding Salon Bridal Show

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Recently, tanaRi attended the Wedding Salon bridal showcase that took place at Capitale, one of the most distinctive venues in New York City.  The hosts promised a range of products and services from the hottest vendors and they delivered.

The ballroom at Capitale was packed with vendor booths and makeup studios, and we met with some of the top names in the wedding photography industry, beauty experts, designers, videographers, and florists.

Here are some of the vendors that stood out for us – leaders in their craft or just amazing work!  The gowns designed by UK’s leading designer Matthew Williamson were gorgeous as well as intricate.  His bridal pieces are known to be feminine with sheer and light silhouettes and great attention to detail through embroidery and hand beading.

There were beauty experts from Valery Joseph Salon and Lori Hamlin, Inc. and make-up done by Metamorphosis New YorkMakeup by John O and Blush Makeup Studio & Boutique.

The music bands and other performing artists we liked were Élan Artists and the harpist.  We also enjoyed the work of stationary vendors Unique Unusuals and LookLoveSend.com, who had some unique ideas for wedding invitations and loved the photography by Studio Webber and Brian K Crain.

Some of the best parts of these shows are the food tastings and floral decorations.  There were many catering and baking vendors on site; some of our favorites were baked by melissa, butterfly bake shop and emilys-edibles, as well as Big Apple Florist and Ariston Florist, who had set up some spectacular floral designs!

Recent trends have shown that brides and grooms are researching vendors, using social media and blogs to make their wedding decisions.  That said such tradeshows are a good way to meet many vendors in one place, talk to them and to check out their products that you have seen or read online.

For tanaRi, our commitment to the client is to bring them the best line-up of vendors, and tradeshows helps us talk to different vendors and compare prices and services, saving our clients a ton of research time.  We are always scouting to discover new talent with innovative ideas and are willing to bring nothing but their best for our clients. Our hope is that you will check out these vendors and let us know your favorites or any feedback you may have.  Look forward to your comments.

(Photo courtesy – tanaRi events)

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