Dressed in a black full-length outfit, with her locks flowing in well-done rolls and eyes accentuated with heavy kohl, the yet-to-be-married Neha clearly "redefined" the Indian bride at the India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) on Thursday. (Agencies)
The former beauty queen-turned-actress exuded confidence as she took to the ramp for her dear friends, the internationally known designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. The background song -Adele's Oscar-winning Skyfall added to the mood.
"When you think of a bride, you would imagine one wearing red or pink and with a ghoonghat, but this completely redefines the bride," Neha told reporters post the show on third day of ongoing fashion gala.
"I think what they are trying to show through my outfit is that marriage is almost like going to a war... so the gothic look," she added. Whether or not she will opt for something similar for her own D-day whenever that happens depends on a lot of factors.
"My wedding outfit will depend on where I get married, whether I get married to a Christian, Muslim or who knows...so asking me what I will wear is like deciding a film's costume even before its script is written," she quipped.
But she knows her must-haves for her wedding day: "A pair of flats and some antacid!"
Jokes apart, Falguni and Shane Peacock's collection, called Garden of Eden, was replete with ghaghras, anarkalis, kalidaar saris teamed with bustiers, halters and shrugs. The colour scheme was subdued with a dominance of pistachio, pink, ivory and gold. Akin to the line's name, the show seemed to truly celebrate nature not just in its clothes, but also the set up.
The stage was heavily adorned by real bougainvillea flowers in pink and white. Its green foliage filled the backdrop, while flowers were also strewn across the white ramp. Models sashayed across in the carefully crafted ensembles, which took inspiration from Monaco, Nice and gardens of Lake Como in Europe.
Dressed in a black full-length outfit, with her locks flowing in well-done rolls and eyes accentuated with heavy kohl, the yet-to-be-married Neha clearly "redefined" the Indian bride at the India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) on Thursday.