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    Be it post-wedding events or cocktail evenings, the trousseau is very important for the bride-to-be. Pallavi Datta balances accessories and handwoven garments to create a silhouette that is fresh yet season-specific

    Wrist action
    A good add-on to the ensemble would be Jaipur Jewel’s bangle, crafted in 22 carat gold. It is designed in traditional jadau (Rajasthani and Gujarati jewellery design) style. A fan of fine craftsmanship and tradition, Datta suggests this one for the
    big day and later. Rs 4.75 lakhs.
    Details:  022  61399999

    Some shimmer
    An equally important part of the wedding trousseau is footwear. Datta’s pick would be Jimmy Choo’s  Vesna Lame Glitter Gold with a bow. “In dull gold, it quietly and seamlessly blends in with any bridal attire,” she says. At their store in DLF Emporio Mall. Rs 66,500. Details: 011 46609069

    Follow the nose
    From Amrapali’s antique collection comes this stunning chunky gold nose-ring, studded with emerald and pearls. “In winter, thanks to the lack of perspiration, the wearability of this piece of jewellery becomes a tad easier,” Datta says. At Amrapali Jewels. Rs 2,15,000 approximately. Details: 42085814

    Crimson choice
    Another choice would be Sabyasachi’s red lehenga from his recent  Benaras collection, is a hit. She says, “It becomes more pleasing to the eye in the winter months as it shares the colour palette of winter blooms and fruits like Ashwagandha and pomegranates.” At the store in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The collection is priced above Rs 3,00,000. Details: 08886430132

    Skin essential
    Get yourself a hamper of grooming solutions. “Each bride receives customised solutions for her bridal beauty needs in consultation with a trained Clinique Colour Specialist,” Datta says. Then the bride takes home the Bridal Trousseau Box containing handpicked selection of toner, face wash, blush and other skincare and make-up essentials. At their stores in Phoenix MarketCity. Rs 15,000 onwards. Details: 30083406

    Woven comfort
    The stylist who loves handcrafted garments recommends Payal Khandwala’s lehenga from her recent limited edition AW ’15 line. The silk handwoven brocade lehenga has “pockets for a practical bride who wants to carry a lipstick or conveniently store the shagun money,” she says. At their  exclusive store in Colaba. Rs 75,000. Details: 022 22836707

    It’s a wrap
    Time to get cosy on flights and romantic walks. Recommending an elegant Kashmiri jamewar shawl, Datta suggests Indian Textile Company’s intricately patterned, crimson coloured option for the winter bride. At The Taj Hotel, Colaba. Rs 60,000. Details: 022 66653366

    Keep it simple
    This Hermès olive coloured leather clutch, Medor, is Datta’s choice for the lady. From their classic collection, the interior is leather and it comes with a gold-plated clasp.  Rs  3,71,000. Details: 022 22717400

    Perfect pout
    The bride can amp her look with Bobbi Brown’s Forest Shimmer eyeliner and Old Hollywood lipstick. The fashion curator cum blogger says the liner’s “deep, mossy Christmas green with dull gold shimmer is a subtle nod to winter” and recommends the lipstick for its creamy and moistu-rising effects, ideal for the season.
    Priced at Rs 1850 and Rs 2100 At their store in Palladium Mall, Mumbai.
    Details: 022 40020982

    Pallavi Datta, fashion writer, blogger and stylist puts together the perfect look for this season’s blushing bride. Originally from Patiala, after more than decade’s in Societe Generale, Datta decided to turn to writing on fashion. An ardent fan of all things handwoven, she slowly started styling projects. She has curated the ensembles of several celebrities including Vidya Balan and Kalki Koechlin. The stylist, 43, is known among designers, jewellers and people who share her love for handmade.

    Pallavi Datta


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