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Indian Beauties Bloom at the Met Gala 2024: A Garden of Time

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The 2024 Met Gala, themed “The Garden of Time,” witnessed a vibrant display of fashion interpretations that paid homage to the beauty and history of garments. This year, the Indian contingent blossomed on the red carpet, showcasing a stunning fusion of heritage and modern elegance. While not all of these Indian-origin beauties live in the country, they did more than justice to representing us! Here’s a closer look at the Indians who bloomed in the Garden of Time:

Isha Ambani

Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s wealthiest man, was the cynosure of all eyes at the 2024 Met Gala. She opted for a couture saree gown by Rahul Mishra, featuring a stunning long floral train. The intricate embroidery and meticulous attention to detail transformed the traditional saree into a blooming masterpiece, perfectly embodying the spirit of the “Garden of Time” theme.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, a rising Bollywood star, made a stunning second Met Gala appearance. Clad in a custom-designed, mint-green Sabyasachi saree, she embodied a timeless elegance that echoed the enduring beauty of a garden. The intricate threadwork and 23-foot train paid homage to both the theme and Indian craftsmanship, creating a vision that seemed to have bloomed from the annals of fashion history.

Mona Patel

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Mona Patel, Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist based in the US, made her much anticipated Met Gala debut in an off-shoulder gown by Iris Van Herpen. The gown, inspired by fluttering butterflies, captured the fleeting nature of time and the whimsical beauty of a flourishing garden.

Natasha Poonawalla

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Known for her bold fashion choices, Natasha Poonawalla did not disappoint. This year, she donned a custom Maison Margiela gown designed by John Galliano. The black dress, adorned with shimmering stars and constellations, captured the vastness of cosmic time with a touch of modern glamour, resembling a celestial garden sparkling against the night sky.

Ambika Mod

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Rising star Ambika Mod, making her red carpet debut, looked chic in a monochrome Loewe gown, a modern interpretation of timelessness that fit seamlessly into the Garden of Time theme.

Simone Ashley

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Simone Ashley, the breakout star of Bridgerton, made her Met Gala debut in a cut-out navy blue dress by Prabal Gurung. The dress, adorned with subtle floral accents, echoed the theme of a blooming garden while maintaining a modern silhouette, further highlighting the work of an Indian designer who masterfully blends tradition and contemporary style.

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling opted for a sculpted nude couture gown by Gaurav Gupta, showcasing the talent of Indian designers who are pushing the boundaries of modern fashion, adding a fresh bloom to the garden.

Sudha Reddy

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Businesswoman Sudha Reddy donned a custom Tarun Tahiliani ivory silk dress, a classic and elegant creation that stood the test of time, just like a cherished bloom in a well-tended garden. She accessorized with dazzling jewels from her personal collection, adding a touch of timeless sparkle that resonated with the theme. This marked her second Met Gala appearance, further solidifying the growing presence of Indian fashion enthusiasts at this prestigious event.

That’s a wrap!

The 2024 Met Gala was a celebration not just of fashion, but also of the global impact of Indian creativity. From Bollywood stars to rising designers, the Indian contingent brought a unique blend of heritage and innovation to the red carpet. Their blooming creations, inspired by the “Garden of Time” theme, left a lasting impression on the world of fashion, proving that Indian fashion is a flourishing force on the global stage.

Wielding a keyboard for a katana for 11+ years, Anusuya is a content samurai by day, slaying mediocrity with creativity. This Calcutta-born and Bengaluru-raised girl spent her formative years in boarding school, reading Enid Blyton under the covers. Her tourism degree makes her a travel writing wiz, but Anusuya loves crafting compelling content across all realms; social media posts that pop to website copy that sells. When she's not hunched over her laptop, you'll find her creating Pinterest boards for her next vacation or binge-watching Asian dramas.

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Expecting in Style: We Love Natasha Patel’s Maternity Fashion!

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Natasha Patel‘s been one of our favorite relatable beauty bloggers since her days as Deputy Features Editor at MissMalini. If you follow her, you’ll quickly see why we love her content! Natasha’s engaging reels offer honest reviews about whether to buy or skip products on Amazon, while her makeup vlogs provide practical tips and tutorials. We particularly enjoy her humorous videos featuring her younger siblings and the delightful stories with their dog, Benji.

Currently, as an expectant mother, Natasha is embracing maternity fashion with style and grace. We’re here to share some of the stylish yet comfortable looks from her feed with all the moms-to-be out there! And some laughs to go along with it!

Before the stylish mama era begins, blame him for everything, just like Natasha! Especially your clothes not fitting!

And then, it’s time to go shopping!

For those night-outs, you just need an LBD, albeit the “Mom” version of it!

Flowy basic dresses will get you through the hottest days in style!

Stay in your boss-lady era while still being comfortable!

A black slip dress paired with a sleek blazer could never go wrong! This combination exudes confidence and professionalism, proving that maternity fashion can be both powerful and stylish.

This chic set she got from Zara perfectly balances comfort and sophistication!

Natasha Patel has truly nailed maternity fashion, showing that pregnant women can look and feel great. She effortlessly combines comfort and style, proving that pregnancy doesn’t mean giving up on fashion. So, if you’re expecting this year, do it in style like this stylish mama-to-be!

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Rahi Chadda Continues To Slay At Cannes 5th Year In A Row

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The 77th Cannes Film Festival has officially begun. With each passing year, the globally recognized film festival is not only eyed by cine enthusiasts but has also, in a way, become the biggest fashion runway. The biggest brands across the globe mark their presence along with their ambassadors. Furthermore, the French Riviera acts as a perfect backdrop for designers. Moreover, muses to showcase brilliance through couture, hair, and makeup. Rahi Chadda, a recognizable name in the luxury segment, is a Cannes regular. He is the first brown male ambassador for DIOR Beauty.

There are some people who pioneer in carving a niche for themselves. However, taking it ahead to make a segment for a much wider audience to try. Rahi has been this person when it comes to fashion. The flair with which he carries every outfit that he wears only depicts how naturally it comes to him.

Here are some of Rahi’s looks from Cannes over the years that have stood out and showcased his fashion prowess:

2024

Rahi Chadda walked the red carpet for the opening of Cannes this year. Moreover, he continued to slay hard with his fashion game.

Dressed in a monochromatic look by YSL, Rahi turned heads on the red carpet. The look styled by Alioune ( @aliounebf ) is polished, the glam (Dior Beauty) is on point, and the jewels (Damiani) are jaw-dropping. He continues to highlight inclusivity every time he attends global events.

For his second appearance, he is dressed in LUAR. This look works as he is attending the premiere of the Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga World movie. Besides, The look is suited for this crazy, edge-of-the seat kind of movie. (If only it delivers as hard as Rahi’s looks.)

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Rocking red on a red carpet is not for everyone, but Rahi clearly knows what he is doing. Dressed in Homolog Paris, Rahi Chadda styled by Adele Cany (@adelecany) went all out to make this look the talking point. The suit with frill extensions and embellished detailing, matched with the standout neck piece. Furthermore, worked in sync for him, and he took it a notch higher with the hairdo. 

If there is something you will always find in his closet, it is flared pants. Furthermore, we were not surprised when Rahi chose this look by Roberto Cavalli. This would have been an easy pick for him.

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You cannot go wrong with Maison Valentino. Rahi looked fresh and radiant in this all-white number. The sheer top with floral detailing is perfect for a day in the French Riviera. This look is understated yet impeccable.

After he gave the perfect day glam look, he stepped out with a perfect night look as well, dressed again in Maison Valentino. He captioned this look “We’re serving representation, inclusivity, and fashion,” and we couldn’t agree more. He owns this look hands down, and Asians across the globe would be elated. Besides, to have him be the face of Asians at the prestigious event.

Rahi is a Cannes regular now, and with his looks, we sense a pattern that is true to his aesthetics. However, He makes sure to give us one out-and-out chic look and one strong look. Both of which are buzzworthy, experimental, and portray his personal style. The pieces he wore depict his love for embroidery and textures. He loves to have fun with fashion and takes his part in representing the community very seriously. However, which shows in each of his appearances.

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Who Wore What at Cannes 2024 This Week? Creator Edition

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The 2024 Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, and this year, the Indian creator contingent is making a serious splash. From fashionistas to comedians, these talented individuals are showcasing their unique styles and personalities on the world stage.

So, Who Wore What? We’ve Got The Deets!

Leading the pack is Ankush Bahuguna, brought his signature charm and fashion sense to Cannes in this Torani outfit. His “Ombre Brows” look is redefining masculinity in the beauty world. While his Instagram stories capture the glamorous red carpet moments, we recommend you follow his broadcast channel. That’s where he’s been revealing the hilarious behind-the-scenes chaos. Furthermore, reminding us that even celebrities get nervous (especially about tripping on the red carpet!).

Vishnu Kaushal, just made his debut at Cannes with the Brut India team. Vishnu, sporting a Rahul Mishra creation, is proof that the journey. Moreover, making funny bedroom videos to slaying the red carpet in the French Riviera is possible.

Niharika NM, a triple threat with a background in makeup artistry, comedy, and acting, walks the Cannes red carpet for the third time this year. This popular creator even made her Hollywood debut in Netflix’s “Big Mouth” alongside Priyanka Chopra and Jordan Peele. And boy is she turning heads with her “lemon drop” Saafiya gown at the Riviera this week!

Rahi Chadda is a British-Indian fashion influencer based in London and this year he’s gracing the Cannes Film Festival yet again. Rahi, known for his collaborations with leading fashion houses like Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. However, brings his impeccable fashion sense to the red carpet.

Viraj Ghelani, the comedic genius behind viral content on platforms like Dice Media and FilterCopy, is sure to bring laughter to the Cannes carpet. Viraj’s infectious charm is a standout, further amplified by his stylish Alok & Harsh ensemble. Adding a cherry on top, Viraj even managed to meet Chris Hemsworth at a premiere!

Aastha Shah, a Mumbai-based content creator, is breaking barriers and redefining beauty standards at Cannes. Aastha, with her nearly one million followers, embodies inclusivity and representation for women with vitiligo on the red carpet. Her princessy gown by DOLLYJ, paired with a messy bun and subtle smoky eye. Besides, was the perfect way to kick off her Cannes debut.

Karishma Gangwal, also known as RJ Karishma, is another name lighting up the Cannes red carpet. Known for her off-screen elegance and on-screen humor, Karishma turned heads at the “Furiosa – A Mad Max Saga” premiere in a vibrant gown by Neharika by Nour.

So, which one’s your favourite this week?

These Indian creators are not only showcasing their talents on the international front but also proving that fashion, humor, and inclusivity can come together to create a truly captivating presence. The Cannes Film Festival is undoubtedly richer with their participation. While there might be some hits and misses with outfits. Moreover, we love seeing our favourite Indian creators on the global stage!

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