I was invited to Ariani's fashion show on the 10th of March 2016 held at Royale Chulan Hotel. This is the third year I was invited to Ariani's grand event. Last year it was held at the Mandarin Oriental (read about it here), and the year before it was held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton (read about it here).
This year, Ariani outdid themselves yet again with a very creative team up with Malaysia's sweet darling Dato' Siti Nurhaliza, coming out with the label Ariani x Siti Nurhaliza hijab collection and the ready-to-wear Ariani x Creacion by Siti Nurhaliza collection.
I was invited as one of the bloggers / media to cover the event. The theme was glam chic, so I decided to wear aere's DEA Reversible Cropped Metallic Top and paired with aere's soon-to-be-released OPHELIA Organza skirt. Despite the hectic schedule I had to prepare for my Shenzhen and Shanghai, China trip, I managed to arrive just as the show was about to start. In order to get the best pictures, I decided to place myself amongst the horde of photographers (hehe) and this was where I was sitting (and standing) for most of the fashion event.
The show kicked off with a powerful performance by Jaclyn Victor singing a Dato' Siti Nurhaliza song (I really can't remember the song title!) and then the show started with the Ariani x Siti Nurhaliza hijab fashion show. Every piece of the collection had Dato' Siti Nurhaliza's personal touch with elements of exclusivity, modesty and yet contemporary. Ariani started off being a hijab label, but recently also ventured into clothing line as well last year. This year was no different with a variety of instant hijab and non-instant shawl collections showcasing soft chiffon and bubble georgette fabrics.
The fashion show then continued with the showcase of Dato' Siti Nurhaliza's ready-to-wear Ariani x Creacion collection focusing on minimalist, elegant and exclusivity elements. The show was accompanied by an upbeat, jazzed-up song of Aku Cinta Padamu (the first song that helped launch Dato' Siti Nurhaliza's popularity) playing in the background. And of course, at the end of the fashion show Dato' Siti Nurhaliza herself brought the house down by singing a few of her most famous songs. Throughout the show, the crowd was hush-hushing asking whether would she or won't she serenade us, and she surely did not disappoint!
Throughout the enjoyable show, I was in the company of a few familiar bloggers, Namee Roslan and Cik Epal. I also had the pleasure of finally chatting with some friendly faces for the first time, i.e. the sweet and gorgeous Bella Daly and also met Farahanim Razak. I was also pleasantly happy to bump into my aunt there at the show, showing that Ariani truly caters to a wide range of women of all levels and ages. All the best Ariani and Dato' Siti Nurhaliza!
I wore earrings that day. It reminded me of the vintage kind of earrings I got from my mother's closet which I wore when I started to wear the shawl many years back.
Farah Nadhirah was my plus one for the event and she wore aere's ALEXIA Sequins Top.
Galeri Ariani Official Website : www.ariani.my
PEACE & LOVE!