SS17 Bridal Collection by Mani K Jassal

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“She is fearless, elegant, effortless, sensual…She is beautiful.” We can’t wait to see what she has in store!

We absolutely adore how our Banglez jewelry is complimenting Mani’s SS17 Bridal collection!😍

We would like to invite you and guests to
The M A N I  J A S S A L SS17 bridal SHOWCASE
 November 26th and 27th
1 pm to 6 pm
 at The M A N I  J A S S A L Showroom.

{an event by @chic_sonia }

Here’s a sneak peak!

Photo: @irvinsidhu
Hair and MU: @ravbbeautyconcepts
Jewelry: @banglez_jewelry
Decor: @xclusivedesigns
Video: @majestictoronto
Clothing/Styling: @manikjassal
Planning: @chic_sonia
Muse: @imshreyapatel
Editing : @dnv.r

Brides this is your chance to be the first to view her new collection! Please email info@manijassal.com to RSVP.

Yours always,

Mahak Gupta

Banglez Bloggeress

The Good Indian Bride👰🏽

Banglez was invited Thursday, November 24, 2016 to the ‘The Good Indian Bride’ event Curated by Artist/Director Ms. Mutta and the team of web series ‘Anarkali’.

“Artist and Director Ms. Mutta examines through a Web Series focused on relationship trials and tribulations that looks at Indian Diaspora women and their romantic interactions – the good, bad and the ugly.

Ms. Mutta Productions Inc. is a Toronto-based creative house, owned and operated by filmmaker, producer, and writer, Ms. Rakhi Mutta. Ms. Mutta has written, directed, and produced everything from viral videos, to short films, to her own award-winning web series. Ms. Mutta’s past work has been featured on NBC, CBC, CBC Arts, BBC, OMNI TV, as well as Elle Canada and Canadian Living.”

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“Toronto, ON – The highly anticipated premiere showcase of ‘The Good Indian Bride’ performance art exhibit, by award-winning Artist/Director, Ms Mutta, is unveiling for one-night-only in Toronto on Thursday November 24, 2016, taking place inside the exclusive DAIS. The Good Indian Bride is a living manifestation of a distorted legacy, exploring the patriarchal subtexts of North Indian wedding rituals, both in the diaspora and the subcontinent.

What began as a photography exhibit featured at Nuit Blanche 2015 (Toronto) and the 2015 Feminist Art Conference (Toronto), is now coming to life through performance art for audiences to physically experience what it really means to be a “good Indian bride”. This artistic labour of love is a masterful creation pushing boundaries and  demanding that we engage  in dialogue around South Asian marriage rituals, with all its beauty, grandeur, and darkness.

“The ultimate goal growing up was to ensure that you were married. No degrees, no accolades, no awards, your dreams, desires and ambitions meant absolutely nothing if you were not married”. – Ms. Mutta”

 

We will be providing our beautiful jewelry for the event, pictures to follow!

Now let’s take a look at the Anarkali series. Dating is tough. Relationships are tough. Being a girl is tough. Coming from a south Asian family is tough. Keeping your parents happy is tough. Combine those factors together and you enter the turmoil that is the reality of dating for south Asian women today.

Times are tough ladies and web series ‘Anarkali‘ can relate!

*Stay tuned for an exclusive on event!*

 

Mahak Gupta

Banglez Bloggeress

#BadBeti 💀

A once all hallows eve now known as Halloween is a popular holiday amongst North Americas and multiple countries around the world. Originating from the 2000-year-old ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts, it now includes traditional activities like trick-or-treating, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns.
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The celebration of Diwali falls around the date of Halloween, often conflicting with celebrations. Of the Indians that do not participate, their belief is that Western holidays like Halloween have begun to negatively affect their native festivals.

This may have changed when Pakistani-Canadian artist Maria Qamar uploaded a picture of makeup artist Jasmine Lakhesar with skull makeup and Indian jewelry on Instagram. Promoting her #BadBeti exhibition with Babbu the Painter, Indians all over the world are taking notice. Serious Halloween inspo right here!💀

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Maria Qamar, owner of @hatecopy is widely known for her audacious and brazen desi artwork that’s totally relatable! From wedding issues to the chemistry behind chai making and sneaky aunty humor, she unites all worldwide desis on similar issues.

Since the post, desi Instagrammers all over the world have been inspired to post their own badass skull makeup looks in Indian wear!

And without a doubt killinnn it!🙌

If Tim burtons corpse bride had babies with Shah Rukh Khan, THESE are definitely the outcomes!😁

The trend has since been picked up by Buzzfeed! #winning 

Indo-Canadian Instagrammer @babbuthepainter shared her inspiration behind the #BadBeti movement, “I’m an Indian – Canadian who builds a bridge between my two cultures to create meaningful art. This isn’t a skull that I put an “Indian Twist” on, it’s more than that. It talks about the struggle of an immigrant who feels the need to assimilate to a new world and…” More on www.babbuthepainter.com/blog

As many of us struggle to close the gap between what we are, who we are and what we want to be, campaigns like #BadBeti help liberate us with an outlet to express the innermost workings of us, desi girls.

Are you a #BadBeti?!😏 

Stylist: Iman Grewal               Jewelry: Banglez                MUA: Malinda Chohan

YASSSSS😉

 

Until next time,

Mahak Gupta

Banglez Bloggeress

 

“Every piece of art that exists in the world started as an idea. Every idea was turned into something real by an artist. Every time that reality met or exceeded the idea it’s because that artist put blood, sweat, and tears into not only the art but the years of learning and practice that preceded the art. Art isn’t free. Stop acting like it is.” – Brian Geddes

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