WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!!!
I was delighted to be a presenter at the Anokhi Magazine 11th Anniversary Awards show. I presented the Music category and handed out Anokhi awards to four very talented acts. What was really fantastic presenting these awards were that I got to present to all musical acts that I have previously met and even interviewed!
DJ Fizza received the award for 'Most Promising Deejay Of the Year'!
Musical artist Priya took home the award for 'Musical Artist of The Year.'
R&B's hottest male artist Abbas Hasan, is awarded the 'Musical Artist Of the Year Award'.
The fourth and final award honouree in the music category was world renowned fusion music band Culture Shock.
A highlight was when I got to experience my very first Shantanu & Nikhil fashion show!!! Oh My GOSH!!! Their collection was absolutely STUNNING! Every piece looked like it was meant for royalty. The entire show was choreographed brilliantly to showcase every gorgeous piece. I vowed to one day rock a Shantanu & Nikhil piece one day. I also had a chance to chat with the talented designers and they are so down to earth and sweet. Great guys!
I must say congrats to the multi talented RAJ GIRN and the entire ANOKHI team for putting on such a fantastic event and continuing to celebrate and support the best of South Asian talent. I had an absolute blast (I have the raspy voice and achy feet to prove it!).
I LOVED my red carpet look for Anokhi. My super talented GLAM SQUAD Rav Brar and her team at Rav B Beauty Concepts did my hair and makeup. Love it!!!
Check out the gallery for more pics from Anokhi!
The 2014 Wedding Season has kicked off and that means....wedding shows!!!
Mark your calendars. The annual Kismet Wedding Show is on Sun Feb 9 and I am back HOSTING the fashion shows! Come say hi and check out the hottest fashion trends this year. Plus don't forget to check out what outfit I wear. I've had a chance to start looking at some of the designer collections and I have to say, it's going to be a tough decision on my outfit but I know you guys will love it. Last year's outfit was such a hit but this year it's all about going bigger and better!
See you on Feb 9th!
The Anokhi Anniversary Event is back and I'm thrilled to be co-hosting this year's awards! Anokhi magazine is celebrating their 11th anniversary with a big awards bash. I can't wait to reunite with some of my fav past celeb interviewees like Superwoman, Abbas Hasan, Culture Shock, Gabe Grey and many more!
I'll see you Saturday!
Normally when Bollywood stars get married, we get to see some videos and photos via their PR reps (if we are lucky). Sometimes we get just one official wedding pic and in cases like John Abraham, we don't even get any public confirmation they are even hitched.
So this is a real treat. A wonderful recap of Esha Deol's wedding is now online! I loved watching Esha and her hubby Bharat Takhtani giggle and beam at each other....don't they look so in love?!!! Gaah, and to see Dharamendra cry as her dholi left....I'll admit I choked up a bit (...fine a lot!). It's a reminder that no matter who you are and what your normal demeaner is like, weddings and in particular seeing the bride set off for her new life is so emotional. I'm a sentimental sap, what can I say?
Here is the wedding video! Enjoy!
Whew! The inaugural "SHOP FOR A CAUSE" charity shopping event is a wrap! What an incredible experience planning and executing the event!!!
Fashion, beauty, décor, and gourmet treats were popular items! Eager shoppers took advantage of one day discounts and browsed the latest trends for the holiday season. Getting a head start to the holiday shopping season, shoppers also indulged in spa and nail treatments, makeovers, henna art, astrology readings, and even sampled gourmet cupcakes and chocolates. Shoppers also received a free Lavish Dulhan magazine and were entered for prizes ranging from organic coffee holiday packs to cosmetics to one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces.
The only one of its kind, “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Flato Home Products was a presenting event sponsor and showcased their new line of affordable high quality holiday gifts for bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens.
Shoppers were also treated to an energetic fusion dance performance by the talented ladies from Diva Diverse dance team.
I was asked numerous times when I took the initiative and created this charity event. Well, simply put, it was to give back to the community. Cancer touches EVERYONE. It's still one of the leading causes of death and it's a devastating experience to go through. I wanted to create something positive and fun where people could come out and support the Canadian Cancer Society and all of the amazing work they do for families affected by cancer.
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who came out, shopped, donated, and especially to those who volunteered their time.
This year was the first event and I'm already looking forward to making "SHOP FOR A CAUSE" bigger and better next year! Stay tuned folks...
Enjoy some of the photos from the event!
And we're off!
This week I'm promoting my upcoming SHOP FOR A CAUSE charity shopping event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. All this week I'm making stops at various TV and radio stations to spread the word. You may have seen my TV commercial on ATN. We are also featured on MyBindi.com and Suhaag.com. Then you'll see me popping up on all your favorite TV shows!
I'm so excited to have each and every one of you come check out all the amazing vendors. We have a CHOCOLATE ZONE, SPA ZONE, MAKEUP ZONE, BEAUTY ZONE, HENNA ZONE and of course all the fantastic clothing, jewellery, and accessories vendors. Lots of sampling and prize giveaways! I'm telling you, there is something for everyone!!!
So make sure to mark your calenders: NOVEMBER 23 from 11 to 6 pm at the Radisson Plaza in Mississauga. Grab your friends and family and COME DOWN!!!
Can't wait to see you! XOXO
I'm hosting a charity shopping event and would LOVE to see you there!
You may have heard the rumors and it's true! I am hosting the inaugural SHOP FOR A CAUSE in support of the Canadian Cancer Society on Saturday November 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm at Radisson Plaza in Mississauga. ALL proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
It's a shopping event so come down to shop shop shop! There will be a variety of vendors selling clothing, jewellery, accessories, etc at special one day only discounts and promotions.
It's a FREE entry event so come out, bring your friends and family, and show your support. The Canadian Cancer Society will also be on site with their own booth and collecting individual donations.
This is such an important event for me. My family has been affected by cancer as I lost my dad and some family friends to the disease. The Canadian Cancer Society was such a source of support for my family during such a terrible time. They do amazing work supporting families affected by cancer so I'm so passionate about helping raise funds to help them continue all their efforts.
Everyone is touched by cancer and together we can help join in the fight against cancer. So please mark your calendars and grab your friends and check out the event. Of course I'll be there hosting so please be sure to say hello to me!
Here is the official invite. I look forward to seeing you all on November 23rd! Don't forget to 'LIKE' our official Facebook page here!
Reading through the news and spotted this piece that makes you believe in miracles and never giving up hope. Mumbai's Ganesh Raghunath Dhangade got lost when he was six years old and lived a life as an orphan as he had no means to find out who his parents were and where they lived. You would think it would be impossible to find his family given he had no info on them but twenty four years later...he found them! Amazing story. Read the story via the link below.Share
I live and breath fashion, beauty and Bollywood so I was excited to host this year's Kismet Wedding Show. I had an absolute blast checking out the latest Indian fashions, interacting with the audience, and meeting tons of fans! This year, I saw a ton of beautiful Indian wear so kudos to all the designers for creating a fantastic collection. Thanks to everyone who came up to me and showed me so much love and support, it really means a lot. Here are some pics from the event. If you were there, send me your pics and let me know what collection you loved the most!
While I had the chance to interview some of the designers, the most important takeaway was that if you have a dream outfit in mind, they can make it. You want it super sequined and sparkly? Done! You want a simple design with just a bold border for a pop of color? Sure! It was amazing how you could dream up any outfit and they could bring it to life...and at such affordable prices! I think Indian fashion is the best. Where else do you get to wear such bright and sparkly outfits that can make ANY woman--regardless of her size, shape, and color--look drop dead gorgeous?! You truly feel like a Bollywood princess in the lenghas, anarkalis, and saris. So if you're looking to add some new pieces to your closest this year, I would really recommend creating a storyboard with pieces of different designs and working with a local designer to create an unique outfit that fits your personality. Have fun with it! And of course, send me the photos so I can check it out!
Check out the pics below. My stage outfit was courtesy of CTC West. Makeup and hair by Rav Brar. Thanks to my team for the Bollywood look!
It's been awhile but I'm back! This weekend I caught the MTV Video Music Awards and I have to say...this show does not disappoint with the shock factor.
I remember watching previous years where you would be afraid to get up and go use the bathroom or grab a drink refill in case you missed a jaw dropping shock moment. Who wants to be that person who missed that ONE moment that you know would set social media ablaze and get everyone from your mother to your boss talking?
Some previous stand out moments were when Kanye interrupted Taylor Shift's acceptance speech and when Britney Spears and Madonna made out. This year, the award of shock worthy behavior goes to the classic Disney star turned popstar turned...I don't know...Miley Cyrus.
Miss Miley, like many Disney stars, really wants the public to understand she is all grown up. She wants you to know she's edgy, sexy, and well I guess a bad girl. Well, in case people didn't get that, they certainly will now. Miley's performance made even the celebs in the audience look on in disbelief. One can only imagine what her parents must be thinking...
The sixteen year old in me was pumped to hear that NSYNC was reuniting for a special VMAs performance. The boys looked awesome performing and their choreographed dance moves were spot on. But, I gotta say, couldn't JT have done a little less of his solo songs and let the boyband reunion last for more than two minutes??? Honestly, it felt like it was over just as it started! Come on NSYNC, do a reunion!!!
Of course, the MTV VMAs aren't just about shocking performances. It's about giving out awards (after analyzing who wore what, who came with who, and who did what during the performances...) Here's the full winners list!
Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us
Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven
Best Female Video
Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble
Best Pop Video
Selena Gomez, Come & Get It
Artist to Watch
Austin Mahone, What About Love
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess, Just Give Me a Reason
Best Video with a Social Message
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lewis, Same Love
Best Rock Video
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Up in the Air
Best Art Direction
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, Q.U.E.E.N
Bruno Mars, Treasure
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, Suit & Tie
Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Best Visual Effects
Capital Cities, Safe and Sound
Song of the Summer
One Direction, Best Song Ever
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
That's all for this year's VMAs...can't wait for next year!!