Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show3:40:00 PM
Oh how time flies! We are almost saying goodbye to June already. June has been a really busy month for me. I'm not sure if I had the time to tell you about this one day where I had to attend THREE events in a day.
I had a little dilemma. I was invited to give a talk at the Runway Two Point Zero in Subang (which I hope to blog about later too) at 6.00 p.m, and at the same time I was also invited to my cousin's Pu3 bridal collection at the Ritz Carlton KL which was supposed to start at 7.30 p.m! But then to add to my (good kind of) headache, after saying yes to both of the events above, I received the invitation to Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show at 3.00 p.m. too. It was an event I couldn't say no to. So I said yes, and somehow I managed to make all three events in the same day!
There was a reason why I couldn't say no to Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show. Last year, I attended the exclusive preview of Ariani's 2014 collection (read about it here) an extravagant yet very entertaining event with lots of surprises, celebrity appearances and showcasing a collection of lovely scarfs and shawls. This year, the organizers may have just out done themselves. It was certainly a well run show!
Held at the Mandarin Oriental, the set up was really beautiful and elaborately decorated! Big drapes of red and yellow-y orange cloths on the ceiling helped to set the mood. The runway was the main focus this year in the middle of the banquet hall as the guests were seated in rows on either side of the runway. This was a little different from last year where the guests sat at round tables, but it certainly gave the guests a better view of the models as they paraded down the runway. Coincidentally, my outfit for the day matched the colours of Ariani (totally unintentional). I'll share more about my look in another post. (wearing aere's LACERTA and AQUILA Skirt)
I arrived quite early and registered myself. Registration was quite fast. The event was graced by the presence of Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Haminah and other dignitaries such as Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Sharif, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis and started when they arrived.
The event began with a recitation of dua and a speech by Datin Farah Haryani Muhammad Philip, the marketing director of Ariani Textiles. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this year, Ariani will be venturing into the instant shawl market while at the same time maintaining their quality and focus on lace and Swarovski crystals and emphasis on fashionable pieces. They are also focusing on vibrant and pastel colours as well and they are also launching online at www.arianionline.com. It makes it easier for me to check out their latest collection.
After that, the guests were treated to a delicious array of food before the fashion show started. There was also a performance by Humood Al-Khuder. Honestly, I didn't eat much as I was seated with the fellow bloggers. So, as what we normally tend to do when we sit together, we took photos! There were a few familiar faces: my good friend and travel buddy Shea Rasol, my recent dinner date Namee Roslan, my co-cover girl Fatin Suhana, my sister-in-law blogger Syahira Zakaria and also Tatie Ghafur, Shazwani Hamid, Iza Hamid, Yuyu Zulaikha, and Sabbyprue who were there at last year's ARIANI event too. I also met a few new blogger friends : Ieda and Iena Mansor, the twins. Anyways, since my husband was my driver that day, I had him take this photo of all of us :) (All photos in this post are taken by him except the official photos I mentioned below)
As much as I really wanted to stay and check out all the lovely pieces being showcased, I had to excuse myself a little early before the show ended, because I managed to shift my talk at the Runway Two Point Zero to 5.00 p.m. I think I left just before 4.30 p.m. From Mandarin Oriental to Subang. Did I make it on time? Wait for my next post on that day to find out! In the meantime, check out the official photos from the event below!
PEACE & LOVE!