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    10402584_746035398812434_22Pick up clothes and fashion tips, and stay on for the music and mocktails, at Style Centre this weekend

    AFTER Madras Maalai, Village Sandai and Madras Market, Chennai has a new day long bazaar, Style Centre, an event that includes fashion, food and music. Style Centre is a styling platform by Hamsa Satish from Jupiter Events. At the beautifully restored Luz House, the event will see 15 designers from Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru. The list includes names like Mumbai-based Priyanjoli Basu of Brand Priyanjoli, Niranjini Sundar of Thari, Satkrit Krishna and Shruthi of The Dress Shop—all from Chennai—and a few others. The event will be styled by Hema Karthik Srinivasan, an ace stylist and fashion consultant.
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    “We want to introduce personalised styling through the event. Besides just choosing readymade clothes, one can also place orders for something customised,” says Satish. Not a quick shopper? Srinivasan will be present to help you choose clothes and offer styling advice, keeping in mind your budget and personality. Chennai-based designer, Niranjini Sundar tells us the event will be customer oriented. “People indulge in a lot of online shopping. Here, they can get personal advice from us designers about what will suit them, budget, etc,” she says. The designer will be offering Indo-western outfits like crop tops and stoles made from fabrics like Kanjeevaram silks and Pochampally. According to Priya, from the brand Kaya, “This will be an event where designers can reach out to the right target audience and connect with potential wholesalers and designers.” Priya will be bringing saris from Orissa, Bagalpur, Mangalgiri and Chinnalapatti. They will also showcase block printed saris and kalamkari kurtas.
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    Look out for contemporary designer, Basu. “I will be bringing handmade textiles, scarves, saris and apparels in jamdani and ikat,” she says. Krisna is also excited about taking part in the event. His store, The Dress Shop, is scheduled to open on February 14  and the designer is expected to bring anarkalis, saris and dresses— both ethnic and western—to the event. “Look out for our statement blouses. Our designs are mostly in georgette, chiffon, laces and crepes,” he says. When you are tired of shopping, try the cookies, cakes and sandwiches from Baked Delight by Smita Kuttaya, a home baker. Also, do not miss their mocktail counter by Chennai-based bartender, Mukesh. As for music, expect bands like All Night Event.
    At The Luz House, tomorrow, from 10 am onwards. Details: 9841188334

    Mrinalini Sundar

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