Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Collection at IBFW 2013 & My Experience !

by mehak on July 29, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Bridal fashion

Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013: Tarun Tahiliani

My Experience at the Show

At 9:30 pm yesterday night, all roads in Delhi led to The Grand, where the master coutourier Tarun Tahiliani displayed his Bridal collection at the finale show of IBFW 2013. Me and the boy were chilling in a nearby mall having cold coffee, flavoured maggi and Hookah at Mocha. The outside area where we were sitting had music, and coloured foundations and mist fans and the wind was blowing in my hair. It was such a beautiful scene that i hardly wanted to leave and join the madness of Bridal Fashion Week, but a blogger must do what a blogger must do……

I reached the venue at 9:15 pm and it  was kind of clear that the show wasn’t going to start anytime soon, infact i soon realised even 10:30 was seeming unrealistic so i lounged about, grabbed a bite to eat while my poor husband waited in the hotel doing some work on his laptop. At about 10:00 pm i spotted some ladies running off outside the hotel and entering a shady back alley. Intrigued, i followed them sneakily and much to my surprise that shady back alley turned out to be the backstage entrance to the Tarun Tahiliani show !!!! Now you dont understand, to get into the Bridal Fashion Week show before anyone else does is like managing the biggest coup possible. You can choose your seat, You can adjust your camera view, you dont have to jostle with a hundred people ! You feel on top of the world !!! So i chose a seat not on the sides of the runway, but right in front where the photographer crowd sat.

Now the photographer pit is the most stark contrast to everything else in a fashion show. You see the ladies all dressed up in their finery, talking in soft polite whispers with cocktails in their hand on the front row, and then right next to the front row there is this pit of loud, rowdy, boisterous photographers who dont give a damn. And in between that pit, in my funny barfi print pants and black top was poor old me- sitting on what seemed like a slab made of rock (my butt is still hurting), holding my camera with trepidation and being looked at like im an alien . Soon i realised though, that not only were these the best seats in the show, they were also the most fun. There was cheering and hooting, and yelling, and screaming and  the area was full on energy and adrenaline that would put you in a good mood instantly!!!  Spotted Marc Robinson, looking handsome as ever and obliging the photographer pit by clicking photographs of them (Super Sweet).

After about an hour and a half of sitting on that strange slab that seemed like a rock, the show started and i fell in love. Styles evolve over time i think and slowly from being a Sabyasachi girl , i think i am firmly now a Tahiliani girl ! Major Brownie points to my husband who waited patiently in the hotel for over two and a half hours just so P&B readers could get good shots of the show !! Hope you appreciate these pics !

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Stunning, Stunning , Stunning. Love this jacket lehenga!

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Doesnt this look like an Elie Saab? Instead of the bustier, wear it with a sheeny long slip nderneath and it will be gorgeous

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Cannot even begin to describe how stunning this threadwork anarkali is.

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High on the bling quotient, but you can up the blin quotient on your reception cant you?

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This Tarun Tahiliani Lehenga is not just girly and feminine, but has a modern edge to it because of that gorgeous velvet jacket!

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Pale Cream Tarun Tahiliani Saree with intricate Cikankari work

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Super lusting after the anarkali and saree both!India-Bridal-Fashion_Week-Tarun Tahiliani-2013 (34)Not only is this peach and pink lehenga totally on trend, but its also timeless. Having a spring wedding? Go for this one!

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Okay i know this saree is super shimmery, but its gorgeous in person!

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Thats a  Tarun Tahiliani Bridal lehenga that will be timeless forever!

At the India Bridal Fashion Week - Tarun Tahiliani

This particular lehenga was the only one i didnt like ! Too blingy for my taste

About the Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Collection

The show started off with metallics and lots and lots of champagne and gold lurex kind of fabrics, which were constructed into concept saris- Tarun’s forte !! The draping was exquisite, and it almost seemed like one piece of fabric had been molded into a hundred different ways. The golds paved the way for pastels- evening gowns with slim silhouettes, shimmery concept sarees, in hues of pinks, mint greens and sky blue . There were crystals, sequins, even feathers but surprisingly they didnt look over the top ! The show ended with a completely Bridal touch- ornate bridal lehengas in oranges, red, pinks and peaches , alongside long flowing jackets and heavily embroidered sarees. WHat i loved about this lehenga collection was that even though it was so heavy with all over detailing, there was still a softness or fluidity in the garments- they didnt end up lookin like stiff encrusted mannquins you know !Stay updated to this space as i update it with official show photos and information

For more photos from Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Collection 2013 at India Bridal Fashion Week, click below!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Gowthami July 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

the jacket lehenga omg stunning !!


Atreyee July 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

Oh my God Mehak, that’s a stunning collection. :)


Richa July 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

Your experience sounds amazing Mehak! Tarun Tahiliani never ceases to amaze with his intricate work…The last pic is just gorgeous! :)


Shikha July 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

This is best collection from what all you have posted in last few days..


Mallika July 29, 2013 at 11:51 am


No bollywood for this one??
Beautiful!! Would die for one of these at my wedding :P


mehak July 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Hey Mallika,
Actually no! Everyone was expecting a show stopper. I heard Alia Bhatt would be walking fo Tarun as well but noone turned up! Guess he didnt need a showstopper. The clothes were show stoppers in themselves


Mallika July 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Ohh….I just read that Lisa Haydon was the show stopper!!
Your pics are amazing…cant stop drooling….big hug for all the efforts you put in for your readers Mehak!! <3


Apurva July 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

Hi Mehak, I’m not much of a fashion or beauty enthusiast. My work compels me to wear B&W every single day (yes, I’m a lawyer!) and I feel super excited the day I wear an ‘orange’ nail paint to work. :D But nonetheless I love you blog! It just makes me so happy.

Also, I love the fact that you’re so natural in spite of being a beauty blogger. No typical straight-hair-caked-up-look. You’re refreshingly normal! And I love your writing. For all you know, there might be hundreds of other girls like me who have zero knowledge of beauty and fashion and yet enjoy reading your posts. So keep writing, you’re amazing at it! :)



mehak July 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thank you SO much Apurva. Straight haired- caked up haha ! You just described what i call the ninety degree angle girls (Girls whose elbows are at perpetual nonety degree angles because of the designer bags perched on them)


Vani July 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This is the first time I’ve heard you call ‘the boy’ your husband! So grownupy! I loved all the pics… definitely going to borrow ideas from these designs in the future!


Shreyashi July 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

OMG you’re right, Vani! :D Awwww Mehak <3 A HUGE thanks to him from our side!!! And a hug to you!!


mehak July 31, 2013 at 11:32 am

Hehe, huggg to you tooo!!!


Preeti Kaur July 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

all the outfits are just stunning… Couldn’t pick one :)

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Supria July 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Stunning collection Mehak!

Either they really are that stunning or the way you describe them makes me droooool! ;)


xuvious July 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm

You had the best place (to view I mean!)..
Seriously… there are all so gorgeous… I don’t know how people choose and decide.


Saniya July 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Breathtaking collection ! Wish I could have one piece….just one… ;)


Jane July 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I just died and went to heaven. The outfits are gorgeous..So classy! The pictures are of great quality too!


meenu July 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

OMG that last orang-ish lehenga…
i want that and that only….
Great work mehak


Meenu July 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Oops no the second last. One with the lil girl


kayennat July 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

FINALLY a bridal appropriate collection. Your pictures are lovely. Some of these outfits are so stunning.


Sandhya July 30, 2013 at 3:25 am

Lovely post! Mehak, we also want to see what you wore to the show. I was scrolling down the page hoping the last pic was that :)


mehak July 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

Hehe ! I didnt really dress up Sandhya,, beige pants black top – i was probably the most casually dressed there.


thevowsandbeyond July 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

I love love love all the pics!! Looks like you had an awesome experience!!!


Tiny July 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I was expecting one of your pic among these all the posts :D But none at all :(
Would love to see you in these hustle and bustle :)
and loved that pale anarkali !!!


Shilu July 31, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Mehak, constant reader of ur blog since 2 years and still hooked !! Because of the way you write. Your words are true and we can feel exactly the thing you are describing !! That’s the beast part of ur blog. You have inspired me to get started into make up ( lipgloss and eye liner :-). Thankx a lot. and big thank you to ur hubby. He deserves. :-) take care.


mehak July 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Aww thanks Shilu thats very sweet!


coralcrue August 1, 2013 at 3:30 am

I’m in love with our indian designers


Bhumika August 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

Gorgeous lehengas..I felt the same at the Anusree Reddy show here..I got the 1st row seat..and I was drooling over her designs :)) :D


Divya August 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

The yellow golden anarkali looks amazing!


khushboo August 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

hey mehak,
i have been reading ur blog regularly..n the way u write is so witty..love ur style..
best part is the info u provide for brides to be. i loved reading about it.
about the collection, loved it! n esp the cute lil brides. wish i could afford one! well some day :)


mehak August 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Aww thanks khushboo….ynow my SIL’s name is Khushboo shahani, your name is so so similar !


khushboo August 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

n i think she is the bride to be…looking forward to see more blog posts on her wedding! my wishes to my namesake :).


E August 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Mmmm I get what you mean when comparing this year’s and last year’s collection now.


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