Sunday, May 22, 2011

PRIVE featuring Trousseau by Reshma (with Madhuri-Rania Mohnani for the dresses)

Been organizing MEMBERS ONLY PRIVE events since 2009, and from these little fashion events of mine, I've met so many people from the fashion industry, some of them being my closest friends today.

However, it is still different when the PRIVE I am organizing is for friends... It becomes more personal.

I met Reshma Chulani, designer of Trousseau bags, from.. where else... Embassy! HAHA! All those Friday nights in the VIP room dancing and having A LOT OF FUN! i don't even remember anymore who introduced us, but as time passed by, I started to get to know her.

Designer of Trousseau Bags
Reshma Chulani

Around January of this year, Reshma started talking to me about her bags. I see the passion of this pretty lady whenever she talks about what she plans to do.  And I see her work hard to make sure that she gets this done while being driven by passion.

If I were to choose one reason why I enjoy organizing my PRIVE events it is that I get to see how various people execute their creativity, while being extremely passionate about it. A very passionate person myself, I am drawn to that.

Madhuri, on the other hand, I met during dance practice..... YES you read that right - DANCE PRACTICE! We were preparing for Nanik's and Roshni's Sangeet, practicing two or three times a week at Cristalle's house, and just spending a lot of time together. I didn't really get to talk to her much back then but I noticed how good she was with learning the steps (AND I SUCKED BIG TIME HAHAHAHAHA!).

Designer Madhuri-Rania Mohnani with Reshma

Before the event, I met with Reshma at the Fort and she told me Madhuri would be the one dressing up her muses. Of course, hearing that made me even more excited!

I got to the event a bit late, was running around for work and still had to rush and get ready in time for the show. There were ten beautiful muses, all in their Madhuri dresses and holding their Trousseau bags!

The designers with their muses

Pretty Priti!


Gorgeous Stalley!

Blooming Bride-to-Be Nisha Hemlani

Until the next one.... PARTY LIKE A SUPAHSTAH!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Traces of Eyeliner

I woke up today from a huge night out (okay.. semi-huge) only to find traces of eyeliner leftover from the night before!

At times, the eyeliner really won't come off... I remember this one time in May after an engagement party, had a semi-early meeting with my partner Celine Gabriel-Lim and I really did not have all day to take it off (i tried though, used make-up remover and soap to no avail... i even showered!!!). When I took off my shades, she went "Wow looking good with the eyeliner!" (I guess it did look perfect still... haha!)

A realization struck me this morning when I saw the eyeliner still on and how this was like a life metaphor. We put on eyeliner to look good,  and for me, the act in itself makes me feel good. I only wear eyeliner at night when I know I'll be having a good time. And the next day, when the party is over, i see traces of this make-up and remember traces of what happened the night before.

More often than not we try to hold on to each happy moment knowing that this too will pass. And we are left with memories... Happy ones. But in life, we cannot simply hold on to these memories, we have to keep creating new ones, just like how we need to reapply our eyeliner.

Happy Sunday everyone! :) Many blessings! X

Friday, May 20, 2011

Past Couple Months...

Work got in the way... again!

Last time a blogged was last January... that was four months ago! I miss it, so I am starting to do it again.

Past couple months have been CRAZY workwise... That only means one thing: I am blessed. A year ago I barely knew where I wanted to go then all of a sudden, things just fell into place.

Not to say that there is no more point in working hard... Of course, we must always stay focused, and we must always keep our feet planted on the ground. We never know what will happen next.

But life is not just about working. Quality of life is what's really more important. And quality is in all aspects - work, family, love, spirituality.

So here I am, trying my hand again at this. Not for anyone, but myself. A way to express myself better, in turn understand myself better. That way, I understand others better.

I pray for inspiration to come my way... I write better when inspired!