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ISSUE N째1

THE PREMIERE ISSUE


zardozi. | letter from the editor

LUCKY CHARMS WELCOME TO THE

premiere

ISSUE!

If you grew up the way I did, then you were probably caught between the cultures of east and west. Our parents instilled in us the values, traditions and fashions of South Asia and we mixed that with what we saw around us. And that’s exactly what the Zardozi woman is all about. A Zardozi woman is many things. She loves her heritage, while embracing the present. She is smart, successful and South Asian. She could be single, engaged or married with kids.

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And although there are many magazines that tell us about Desi wedding trends, we wanted to go a step further. Zardozi brings you the latest in fashion, lifestyle, beauty and bridal. We want to talk to all of you and find out what is important in your world. Hopefully in our first magazine we have been able to bring you a fresh perspective on our vibrant and diverse South Asian experience. As I looked through the pages of Zardozi, I couldn’t help but notice that there was a lot of emerald. It’s all over Pantone’s color of the year on page 16 and in our feature about model and DJ Zara Tareen on page 39, and there are Great Gatsby inspired emerald heels on page 36. Our Flea Market Finds on page 65 have lots of this jewel tone. Emerald seemed to pop up everywhere I looked.

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Our Graphic Designer, Yasmin Hakim pointed out to me that emerald is the gem for a 55 year anniversary. Maybe this is a lucky sign of many years to come for Zardozi! Tell us what you think of our little passion project. We would love to hear from you at zardozimagazine@gmail.com.

xoxo Rina 4

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zardozi. | team

THE

ZARDOZI TEAM Rina Chandarana John EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Alisha Chandarana MANAGING EDITOR

Yasmin Hakim LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Amy Patel CONTRIBUTING STYLIST

Andy Lee Kumari Photography CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Advertising ZARDOZIMAGAZINE@GMAIL.COM

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zardozi. | contents

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contents

10 SPRING TRENDS

Walk down the runway for a look at the latest trends in fashion and decor

26 ROCK NATION

Learn how to add studs to your outfit and amp up the glam

22 SECRETS OF A STYLIST

28 BUTTON UP

24 WORK THE WARDROBE

30 GLUE THAT

Our resident stylist Alisha presents an easy breezy summer outfit

Turn your closet into your own chic boutique for hassle-free dressing

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Take a basic blazer and add some personality with buttons from your mother’s jewelry box or a local flea market

Take buttons one step further and create earrings or hairpins that others will be talking about

24 34 32 BROWN BEAUTY BAG South Asian beauty products we love

34 HIRA TAREEN

This multi-talented Pakistani model dishes with Zardozi about the things she is loving right now

36 HOT OFF THE PRESS

The latest news in South Asian beauty and style


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76 82

38 THE GREAT GATSBY

62 FLEA MARKET FINDS

76 OLD SCHOOL LOVE

40 UNDER THE BIG TOP

66 BRIDAL BLING

82 SAY WHAT

74 JEWELRY TRADITIONS

84 LET THEM EAT CAKE

Our favorite finds inspired by the upcoming movie

Fashion inspired by the romance and mystery of the circus

60 LIFE’S A CIRCUS How to incorporate Circus style in your fashion and decor

A trip to the flea market uncovers everyday treasures

Indian jewelry perfect for a wedding found at a local flea market

Surprising traditions related to the Indian nose ring

Vintage photos tell the story of how our parents got married

Wedding traditions explained

Take a cue from Marie Antoinette and consider other delightful desserts for your wedding

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zardozi. | style

Style Notes

STRIPED OUT

ZUHAIR MURAD

JAMES FERREIRA

MARCHESA BOLLYWOOD BEAUTY

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AMAYA ARZUAGA

Hang up your winter coat and step into summer with some of the hottest trends right off the runways.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

METALLIC MELT


style | zardozi.

Rang (Color) Report Pantone’s color picks for spring provide a welcome relief to winter’s drab days. Here’s some of our favorites.

Emerald

PANTONE 17-5641

PANT ONE’ 2013 S Color of the Year!

Nectarine

PANTONE 14-6011

Linen

Monaco Blue

PANTONE 12-1008

PANTONE 19-3964

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zardozi. | style HEXA BY KUHO PARIS FASHION WEEK, SPRING/SUMMER 2013

JAHANGRI NECKLACE AMRITA SINGH, PRICE UPON REQUEST

TONDA CLUTCH DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, $425

RACHEL COMEY RYE SHOE FARFETCH.COM, $398

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ADD A LITTLE MASALA WITH FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GLAMOUR OF BOLLYWOOD

MARCHESA NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, SPRING/SUMMER 2013


style | zardozi. SMYTHE BLACK & IVORY STRIPED BLAZER STYLEBOP.COM, $282

MARC JACOBS WHITE SS THE PRISONERS SKUNK CLUTCH MODA OPERANDI, $1,295

KATE SPADE FAIRMONT STRIPE IPHONE 4 CASE AMAZON.COM

stripes

THIS CONTRASING COMBO IS A BOLD CHOICE FOR STYLISH GALS VINTAGE BLACK & WHITE STRIPE BUTTONS COSMOS COOL SUPPLIES (ETSY), $3.50

HORIZONTAL BLACK & WHITE STRIPED PAPER THE DECORISTA STUDIO, $175 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN STRIPED LEATHER PUMPS NET-A-PORTER, $805 STOYER CROSS-BODY BAG ALDO, $35

OSCAR DE LA RENTA EMBROIDERED PLEATED SILK DRESS MODA OPERANDI, $3,390

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zardozi. | style

CONTRAST COLOR BLOCK SHORTS ARTFITSHOP, $42

PIPER POINTED COLOR BLOCK HIGH HEELS ASOS, $51

COLORBLOCKED SWIRL DRESS SHIVAN & NARRESH PERNIA’S POP-UP SHOP, $212

FAUSTO PUGLISI COLOR BLOCK PLEATED SKIRT FARFETCH, $1,005

COLORBLOCKED HINGED BRACELET FOREVER 21 $7 COLOR BLOCK PANEL DRESS MISS SELFRIDGE, $57

CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY COLOR BLOCK MINT 11” SATCHEL ASOS, $195

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graphic arts BLOCKS OF COLOR COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES


test your mettle

style | zardozi.

MAKE A STATEMENT IN HEAVY METAL

PURE PIGMENT MINERAL SHIMMER POWDER VASANTI COSMETICS, $14

RA MANISH ARO WEEK, N IO SH FA PARIS MMER 2013 SPRING/SU

GOLD SEQUIN BLOUSE WILD ORCHID LUXEMI, $168

IS VLAMOS

PHOTO:YANN

ALESSANDRA RICH STRETCH SEQUINED ANKLE-LENGTH DRESS MYTHERESA, $13,768

ALICE & OLIVIA LEIGHTON EMBELLISHED A-LINE DRESS NORDSTROM, $595

LANVIN SPRING 2013 COLLECTION

DEEPA GURNANI METALLIC PETAL CUFF SHOPBOP, $165

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d l a r e

Em

city

in e l y t n s tone i t u o el p e w t e S j xe u l s i th

SUNGLASSES Ray-Ban Justin Rubber Wayfarer Sunglasses $115 www.ray-ban.com BRACELET Kenneth Jay Lane Resin Gold-plated Cuff $60 www.net-a-porter.com CLUTCH Tory Burch ‘Robinson’ Patent Leather Envelope Clutch $345 www.nordstrom.com STOOL Chinese Dragon Stool www.safavieh.com LAMP Rock Candy Lamp www.swanklighting.com CHAIR Jardin Chair www.bungalow5.com

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style | zardozi.

ROYAL JEWELS

A-LINE DRESS Michael Kors Shantung Dress $1,995 www.michaelkors.com RUCHED DRESS Issa Silk-jersey Dress $625 www.neta-porter.com LENGHA Emerald & Silver Fishtail www.sonascouture.com TRAY Laquered Square Serving Tray $78 www.cwonder.com CANDLE Sapin DorĂŠ Mini Candle $32 www.zgostore.com NECKLACE Set of H.R.H. Princess Salimah Aga Khan www.vancleefarpels. com

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zardozi. | style

fresh Linen

There’s nothing bland about this neutral hue

BLOUSE Ella Blush Detailed Silk blouse £45 www.viyella.co.uk PURSE Valentino FABRIC Bargello Blush Conch www.fschumacher. com NAIL POLISH Like Linen $8 www.essie.com HEADBOARD John Robshaw Orissa Headboard Starting at $1,710 www.johnrobshaw.com LIPSTICK Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Blush Nude $48 www.bergdorfgoodman.com

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style | zardozi.

B lue moon

Dream of starry summer nights and days spent by the sea

SWIMSUIT Norma Kamali Blue Ruched Halter Neck Swimsuit $571 www.brownsfashion.com PILLOW Cobalt Hong Kong Pillow $60 www.caitlinwilsontextiles.com NAIL POLISH Yves Saint Laurent Bleu Cobalt $25 www.barneys.com COASTERS Blue and Gold Agate Coasters $125 www.jonathanadler.com LENGHA Kisneel by Pam Mehta $1,875 www.exclusively.in TOP Topshop Peplum Blouse www. topshop.com RING Paloma’s Venezia Stella Ring www.tiffany.com BOX Cobalt Bone Box $130 www.johnrobshaw.com

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zardozi. | style

sweet nectar

Look as delicious as a summer fruit in this citrus hue

KURTA SET Aneesh Agarwal Peach Kurta Set $438 www.perniaspopupshop.com CLUTCH Studded Envelope Clutch $25 www. forever21.com NECKLACE Jessica Simpson Eyelet 16� Pendant Necklace $48 www.zappos.com TUMBLER Diamond Tumbler $7 www.zarahome.com EARRINGS Diamond Drop Earrings $98 bluma-project.myshopify.com SHAKERS Jonathan Adler Mod Dot Salt & Pepper Shakers $38 www.zincdoor.com EARRINGS Candice Earring $243 www.elizabethcolejewelry.com PURSE Gayatri Chopra

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zardozi. | style

Secrets of a . . .

South Asian Stylist Our fashion guru Alisha shows you how to pull together the perfect summer look.

clothes

NEW LOOK, $68

NORDSTROM, $299

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KATE SPADE, $295

J.CREW, $75

accessories

ALDO, $12

jewelry RMMONOGRAMS, $52

REVOLVE CLOTHING, $55

ZARA, $129

ASOS, $38


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zardozi. | style

Closet Tips

MARIA BARROS HOME

LIGHT BRIGHT. Good lighting helps you find things in a jiffy.

CONSERVE SPACE WITH HUGGABLE HANGERS!

THE CONTAINER STORE

MADE BY GIRL

HANG TIME. Maintain all the same hangers to avoid tangles.

Work the Wardrobe If it isn’t as big as Carrie’s closet in Sex and the City, you can still have a stylish little boutique of your own.

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Zardozi Tip >> Hang shirts with the pants or skirts you would wear them with.This makes it easier to get ready in the AM.

MANISH ARORA

ROCKS THAT YOU GOT. Keep a drawer, shelf or box reserved for all your jewelry.


zardozi. | diy

FIZZY STUDDED ENVELOPE CLUTCH JUDITH LEIBER VIA NEIMAN MARCUS, $897

ROCK NATION

SKULL & STUD CLUTCH, STYLEINCH VIA AMAZON, $35

Studs and spikes may seem to fit right in with the punk look, but they also take some outfits from goth to glam.

ASHI STUDDED BLAZER MALAAK

SPIKE BRACELET MIRRAW, $10

DIY

DS TO BASIC U T S G IN D D A R PANTS A ID R U H C R LEGGINGS O R UE LOOK FO IQ N U A S E T CREA MAL OUTFIT. R O N E IS W R AN OTHE

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THAT...

THIS.

OR

BLACK SEQUINED ONE SHOULDER SAREE BLOUSE SARIS AND THINGS, $79

SOLID GOLD SAREE BLOUSE JABONG, $46

WHISPER SPIKE EPAULETTES BINKAMINKA VIA ETSY, $46

CLOSEUP OF SHOULDER, BLACK STUD SHOULDER DRESS BY LOVE TOPSHOP, $29

HAVE A SOUTH ASIAN STYLE PROJECT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US?

Send it to zardozimagazine@gmail.com 27


zardozi. | diy

TUX JACKET BY UNIQUE TOPSHOP

BUTTON UP e l The Sty Project

Rummage around in your Mom’s sewing box or scour a local flea market for vintage buttons and transform a basic blazer. 28


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zardozi. | diy

Glue that

BUTTON EARRINGS & HAIRPINS PREP IT BOBBY PINS

SUPERGLUE

BUTTONS

EARRING BACKS

W F HARLO

HOUSE O

CREATE IT Glue earring 1 back or bobby pin to a button.

2 Let it dry for a GLAMASAURUS, ETSY

MODCLOTH

For your ears only...a one-ofa-kind look! 30

few minutes.

Now you have an accessory that everyone will be asking about! FROCK CANDY


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zardozi. | beauty

Brown Beauty Bag

South Asian Inspired products to keep you looking pretty all day. SAFFRON, INDIAN CLAY & BUTTER KEEP SKIN RADIANT

HALDI ISN’T JUST FOR COOKING CLOVE FLOWER & TUMERIC ANTI-AGING SERUM JUARA, $62

PORE MINIMIZING INDIAN CLAY MASK KESARI, $30

GOOD AS GOLD ADVANCED SERUM WITH 24K GOLD SOUNDARYA, $46

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AYURVEDIC HERBS KEEP HAIR HEALTHY PORE MINIMIZING INDIAN CLAY MASK KESARI, $30


Woman

Z ARD O Z I

Hira’s Style Icons

Gisele Bündchen Nazia Hassan Lakshmi Menon Lara Stone

PHOTO: ZARA TAREEN (H&Z CREATIVE AGENCY)


woman | zardozi.

Who: Hira Tareen

Favorite beauty product? Make Up For Ever HD foundation

What: Model, actress, DJ and co-founder of H&Z Creative Agency Where: Karachi, Pakistan www.facebook.com/hiratareenpage

Make Up For Ever

Flats or heels? Heels

Chester Snakeskin Sandals Burberry Prorsum

Color you are crazy about? Emerald green PHOTO: YOUSAF FAYYAZ

Wicked Eye Candy Shadow Vegan Carina Dolci Mineral Cosmetics

Best part of your day? Chai in the morning

Dream destination? Barcelona, Spain, or Greece

Green Vintage Rose Cup & Saucer Stash Tea

Greece

PHOTO: PEDRO SZELSKY

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zardozi. | news

bleachin

hot off the

press Your source for South Asian Beauty & Style

As if the South Asian prefe enough, now there is a fem which promises to “brigh regions.

The television ad promotin it will improve your relatio

The ad has received mixed Chaudry wrote on her bl scourge of darkness has e a woman’s body.”

Skin lightening is a big bus Shah Rukh Khan and Katri no actors have signed up t

AERIE BY AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

you’ve been zapped Fed up with a culture of sexual harassment, Indian students have come up with the ultimate anti-rape invention. Three engineering students created lingerie that they say will protect women from unwanted advances. The undergarments are outfitted with an electric shock circuit board which delivers 82 shocks when they detect an unwanted force. The lingerie can also send an alert to police and parents. The creators are hoping to get their electrical knickers and bras on the market soon. 36

ELECTRICAL KNICKERS AND BRAS COMING SOON


ng your peach

erence of fair skin over dark wasn’t minine hygiene product in India hten” the skin in your nether

ng this product says that using onship.

reactions. Indian columnist Lakshmi log, “The campaign to eliminate the extended to every nook and cranny of

siness in South Asia. Bollywood stars like ina Kaif endorse similar products. So far, to ply this one.

news | zardozi. IN 2010 INDIA’S WHITENING CREAM MARKET WAS WORTH $432M AND GROWING AT 18% PER YEAR, ACCORDING TO ACNIELSEN

CLEAN AND DRY INTIMATE WASH

makeup’s ugly secret Eyeshadow doesn’t look as pretty anymore after we found out that mica, a mineral which gives makeup its shimmer, is mined in India by kids as young as six years old. Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an Indian organization fighting child labour, estimates that close to 5,000 kids are involved in gathering the mica that ends up on our faces every morning. Aveda and Estée Lauder have set up Child Friendly Villages to get kids out of work and into schools. 37


zardozi. | get the look

The film hits theaters this su out our pearls FRENCH DECO ART WALL LIGHTS EPOCA, 1STDIBS.COM, PRICE UPON REQUEST

VIVIEN MIRRORED VANITY DESK TONIC HOME, $1,325

CHRYSLER PILLOW ANKASA, $400

GREEN & COPPER ART DECO MODERN WALLPAPER BURKE DECOR

HEY BIG DER! SPEN ANGELIQUE MIRROR Z GALLERIE, $349

MOTHER-OF-PEARL KNOB ANTHROPOLOGIE, $14 POLA NEGRI SILENT FILM ACTRESS

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IRENE NEUWIR CHRYSOPRASE BARNEYS, $3,1


get the look | zardozi. SPARKLING ART DECO EARRINGS FOREVER 21, $7

ummer and it has us pulling s and feathers.

RTH MINT E EARRINGS 120

CHANEL NO. 5 CHANEL, $125

LIGHT OF DAY HEAD/NECKPIECE KARIN ANDREASSONI, $262

EMERALD SUEDE ‘DELPHINE’ GUCCI, $850

LARA CHAIN PURSE BY ZAFAR AHALIFE, $950

GIRL ON A ! ET BUDG CHIC IN PEARLS NECKLACE SHOP LATELEY, $19

MODERN CLASSICS FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHIES BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD PENGUIN BOOKS, $23

ORNATE DECO HINGED CUFF BY BADGLEY MISCHKA CHARM & CHAIN, $350

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UNDER THE BIG TOP Travelling circuses of days gone by were all about romance and mystery. Update the look of a fortune teller and graceful acrobat with florals, velvets and chunky accessories. Art Direction Alisha Chandarana. Photographer Andy Lee. Photographer’s Assistant Nick Leadlay. Stylist Amy Patel. Hair & Make-up Andrea Ellingson. Location Shrine Circus.


Velvet embellished anarkali dress: CTC West. Ombre hair feather: Primark. Stacked bracelets: Indian Costume Jewelry. Pointy toe black pumps: Nine West.


Flowing floral dress: Dolce & Gabbana. Platformed pumps: Sam Edelman. Chandelier earrings: Forever21. Rings & accessories: Pandora and Forever21.


Maxi dress: Topshop. Layered necklaces: Timbuktu To, Kukui Nut and Le Chateau. Rings: House of Harlow & YSL.


TRIBAL BEATS Create an edgy tribal look with a lower rim sultry smokey eye and layered necklaces.


Basic white tee: Zara. Vintage fur coat, Ghagra choli skirt: CTC West. Rings: Indian Costume Jewelry, Pandora. Traditional nose ring: Indian Costume Jewelry. Necklace: Costa Blanca.


CAGED ANIMAL The long black dress is all about its subtle seduction. Enhance this look with statement accessories and a sultry red lip.


Form fitting black dress: Topshop. Caged booties:YSL. Chunky bracelet: Burberry Prorsum. Necklace: Marni. Ring: Forever 21.


Tuxedo button up blouse: H&M. Mock leather shorts: Forever 21. Embellished jacket: CTC West. Riding boots: Hermes. Rings: Forever 21 & Pandora. Metal casting bracelet: Dokra.


Form fitting black dress: Topshop. Necklace: Marni.


Maxi dress:Topshop. Strappy sandals: Zara. Hairpiece: Vintage indian Jewelry. Layered necklaces: Timbukto To. Kukui nut necklace: Le and Le Chateau. Rings: House of Harlow & YSL. Vintage Ghungroo Anklet.


Blazer and hat: Malabar. Trousers: H&M. Shoes: Christian Dior.


THE TUXEDO Black & white suiting proves that the twist on the traditional tuxedo is not just for men.


Multi-coloured anarkali dress: CTC West. Necklaces: Chanel and Limite. Hairpiece: Vintage Indian Jewelry. Bracelet: Heels & Bowties. Ring: YSL. Cheetah Pumps: Christian Dior.


CRYSTAL BALL Feel like an enchantress with long locks and a ruffled skirt.


GYPSY QUEEN A full skirt with gilded accents is the perfect way to rock this modern bohemian look.


Basic white tee: Zara. Vintage fur coat. Ghagra choli skirt: CTC West. Rings: Indian Costume Jewelry, Pandora. Stacked bracelets: Indian Costume Jewelry. Traditional nose ring: Indian Costume Jewelry. Necklace: Costa Blanca.


zardozi. | get the look

Life’s a circus . . .

BANG O FOR Y BUC

Put on a happy face with these vintage inspired finds VINTAGE POSTER MISS QUITE CONTRARY, ETSY, $26

PINK FROSTED ANIMAL CRACKER LIP SHINE PHILOSOPHY, $10

POPPERS CANISTER JONATHAN ADLER $88

CLOWNING AROUND PHOTO PROPS KIRI WAFFLES, ETSY, $24

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VICOTRIA HEELS CIRCUS BY SAM EDELMAN, 6PM.COM, $90

BEN-AMUN R CASCADING EARRINGS CHARM & CH


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G OUR CK!

28 OZ ELEPHANT TEAPOT TARGET, $21

FIRE GYPSY BIB BAUBLE BAR, $32

ED ITO F A “Ch VO R’S a for nnel RIT tun E! e am

y gild teller w steriou ed pie ith th s ce.” is

OPAQUE NAIL POLISH IN DOVIMA NARS, $18 LONG VIOLA DRESS TEMPERLEY LONDON, $2,745

RUBY G CRYSTAL

HAIN, $455

F-KNOT CLUTCH LOVE TO BAG VIA PERNIA’S POP-UP SHOP, $124

JEWELED TIGER RING AMRITA SINGH, $50

LIPSURGENCE LIP TINT IN BRIGHT POPPY RED TARTE, $24 RIDHI MERA RED EMBROIDERED LENGHA PERNIA’S POP-UP SHOP, $515

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Beauty in the unexpected

PHOTO: NAGARJUN KANDUK URU

The best treasure requires a little digging!

PHOTO: TOMAS

FANO


Flea Market

FINDS Buying pretty jewels doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Zardozi hit the road to visit flea markets where sorting through other people’s trash led to some glamorous treasures.


zardozi. | shopping

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zardozi. | shopping

BRIDAL BLING For Your Jewelry Box

SILVER BELLS 66

Aekam Collections


EMERALD ISLE Aekam Collections

ALL OF THE S WER E PAIRS E UN D $20! ER 67


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PERFECT PAISLEYS Aekam Collections

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FLEA MARKETS ABERFOYLE ANTIQUE MARKET 57 WELLINGTON ROAD, 46 S GUELPH, ONTARIO MISSISSAUGA FLEA MARKET 3092 MAVIS ROAD MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

PHOTO: A FASHION GAL AND A FIREMAN

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THE

dulhan

diary Zardozi takes you on a wedding journey to learn about quirky traditions, old school love and what desserts to pick for your big day.


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zardozi. | wedding

Jewelry Traditions THE NOSE RING

Hoop Dreams Many more girls would pierce their noses if they knew it would make childbirth easier. Ayurvedic medicine claims that if the left side is pierced, then pushing out a new little cherub will be a cinch.

Being Nosey Pretty nose jewels were considered a sign of marriage. Leonardo Da Vinci believed that the nose set the character of the whole face.

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zardozi. | wedding

Old School LOVE

Today’s weddings seem like they came right out of the latest Bollywood films, with all their dance routines, outfit changes and over-the-top decor. Zardozi stepped back into a much simpler time to learn how our parents and grandparents tied the knot. 76


wedding | zardozi. The couple Subash and Sadhana Chandarana Where they met London, England How Love at first sight in a shoe store. Married 1975 Guestlist 100

Best memory Sadhana: At the registration I was sick as a dog. So after I just wanted to go home and go to to bed. But it felt really special because we exchanged the rings. Subash: I was getting married to the woman I was in love with.

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What did you think when you first saw your bride? Subash: I smiled because I was getting married to this woman who I had known for over a year and a half. What did you think when you first saw him? Sadhana: I was excited to actually be getting married. I was smiling ear to ear. Normally a bride should feel teary and cry, but I wasn’t crying. I was happy I was getting married, but that’s because we lived close to my Mum. 78


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The Ceremony Sadhana: Our Indian ceremony was fun & entertaining because I had never really been to any other person’s wedding before. So it was funny when they washed our toes and did the ring game. My Masi made me sit after each phera. I was only 19 so I was just following orders.

The getaway car No horse and carriage... Subash: After we had the wedding, the car to take us home wasn’t there, so a friend of mine drove us home in a rusty old car. 79


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Dislikes Sadhana: I would have done my makeup better. My Masi did my makeup. I also scrimped on the sari, but I should have just let my Uncle pay for it and splurged on it and bought myself a beautiful outfit like I really wanted Subash: I wish I had a nicer suit, tie and haircut

What about today’s weddings? Sadhana: I think our wedding, was very beautiful. It was more a wedding than a showcase for others. No photographers, videographers, or reception. People just helped themselves to the food and sat in the hall on chairs. And after lunch they went home. Subash: Today wedding’s are too complicated. 80

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zardozi. | wedding

what? say

A look at some wedding traditions that might leave you wondering

Coin: Weddings use to be at night. To keep the groom awake during the baraat, his sisters would shake pots filled with coins and betel nuts near his ears.

PHOTO: ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

Nose: The bride’s mom may grab the groom’s nose. And no she’s not cleaning it for him! This is just in jest to ease any wedding day jitters.

PHOTO: DAVID SOMMERFELD

OK YUCKY, BUT THE TUMERIC. IT MAY LO D ALL OVER THE RE EA SM IS AT TH E ST YELLOW PA FORE THEIR WEDDING BRIDE AND GROOM BE . GOOD FOR THEIR SKIN DAY IS MEANT TO BE FACE MASK. JUST THINK OF IT AS A

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AK PHOTO: ANJALI PATH

PHOTO: HAFIZ ISSADEEN

Coconut: A coconut symbolizes prosperity. It’s also a way to test your ride. Before cars existed, it was a way to ensure carriage wheels were strong.


wedding | zardozi.

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Let them (not) eat cake!

The popular phrase, “Let them eat cake,” is often attributed to French queen Marie Antoinette. Today your guests can indulge in many other sweet treats.

PORTRAIT OF QUEEN MARIE ANTOINETTE OF FRANCE, 1775 MUSEUM ANTOINE

LECUYER


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Cookies

Cake Truffles

FILIGREE COOKIES, SWEETAMBS, ETSY

COTTON CANDY CAKE TRUFFLES, CAKE WORKS BY JEN, ETSY

Cookies date back to early Persia, now Iran. They were used to test oven temperature before baking a large cake. Chocolate chip cookies began as a yummy mistake when a baker ran out of flour and substituted broken pieces of chocolate instead.

Doughnuts

RASBERRY TORTE, BEYOND GLAZE

Gourmet doughnuts look chic piled into a tower or in bite size. Although these treats are considered all-American, the Dutch actually brought them over. The holes in the center came about after bakers noticed the middles were still raw after frying.

Cake truffles are a more recent novelty. Leftover cake crumbs are mixed with frosting and then covered with chocolate, candy or more icing to create a bite size treat. They can be piled together on a cake stand or left individually with a lollipop stick.

Macaroons

LEMON MACAROON, LADURテ右 NEW YORK

In the early 20th century, Pierre Desfontaines Laduree concocted modern macaroons, two meringues held together by a dollop of ganache. The first macaroons were simple almond meringue cookies. Today they come in several flavors like raspberry and pistachio.

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