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Events, LIFESTYLE

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon or Moët, is a French fine winery and co-owner of the luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE.

Moët et Chandon is one of the world’s largest expansive champagne producers and a prominent champagne house.

Moët et Chandon was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and today owns 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne.

Last week i was invited to a beautiful fine dining dinner by an award winning fashion & lifestyle blogger for the launch of this luxury champagne at Sankara hotel in Nairobi and of course i couldn’t decline after all i love all things luxury. You all know that!

I met with the Mr. Pierre-Louis Araud and he made me feel very comfortable as soon as i walked in.

What was interesting is that he instantly noticed my “Petite Malle” (small trunk) By Louis Vuitton and we suddenly started talking about the heritage of french luxury.

After a few glasses of champagne, we had a sit down dinner on a long table set up fit for the great.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and media personalities.

He explained each unique flavour together with French and Belgian chefs introducing the courses of dinner that blended with the champagne.

Needless to say that from now on i will only be drinking Champagne.

It was almost a coincidence since i had just celebrated my birthday and Anniversary jetting away to a luxury lodge in Naivasha the week before (Have a look at my blog post before this one) and Moët & Chandon  was all over that beautiful moment in my life.

So more Moet Moments and i couldn’t be happier.

I chose to wear a sexy white lace dress and satin choker for this evening, paired with my new “Pigalle follies” by Christian Louboutin and my clutch by at Louis Vuitton.

For jewellery i kept it simple in large gold hoops and my latest Hermes cuff obsession the “Collier de chein” in the colour curry.

Let me just say i was all FRENCH for this evening.

In Rome you do what the romans do and when you go for a french luxury Champagne dinner then being French comes naturally to me.

I have always made an effort with my dressing style to compliment the venue and events that i attend.

Remember, first impressions last longer and if they’re in french, even better.

Here are some pictures from these wonderful Moet moments.

A big thank you & cheers to Moët & Chandon.

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Events, Love & Lite

Darkness unto Light

Diwali or Deepawali is a major festival for hindus all over the world.

It is celebrated on a new moon night in the months of October & November.

The day is primarily a celebration to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from his fourteen years of exile. However there are various other stories associated with the festival.

The festival gets its name from the rows of Diya’s  (oil lamps) that were lit, translating to ” Lines of light”

Diwali is a festival of lights and symbolises the victory of light over dark.

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During this time homes are lit and cleaned, the scent of incense sticks hang in the air,mingled with the sound of fire crackers, joy, togetherness and hope.

On a personal level, however, Diwali is a time to turn inward and light the lamps of knowledge and truth in our hearts and minds so we can dispel the forces of darkness and ignorance within us and allow our innate brilliance and goodness to shine forth. Spiritual wealth such as compassion, forgiveness and kindness is what is cultivated from the deity Goddess Laxmi.

Families go shopping for sweets and clothes, women adorn themselves in the most colourful traditional attire.

A cheerful time to dress up and greet your friends and families.

Dressing up need not be difficult for the desi diva!

With so many varieties and styles the options are endless.

I created three looks for this special occasion.

The modern desi,

The royal sophisticated,

And the traditional timeless.

I hope you all enjoy these outfit inspirations and i wish you a blessed Diwali and a prosperous New year.

May the light of this Diwali illuminate your homes and your hearts and may you find new reason and hope, love & Lite x

 

The Modern Desi

Kurta & Dhoti/ Tulip pants – Euthenla

Heels – Christian Louboutin

Clutch – Accecorize

Necklace & Bangle – Kimaya

Earrings – Global Desi

 

The Royal sophisticated

Anarkali gown – Studio AV

Jewellery -Sirini

Clutch – Jimmy Choo

Bangles – Mumbai

 

The Traditional timeless

Saree- Satya Paul

Jewellery – Sirini

Potli Bag – Cheemo

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Events

Fashion High Tea 2015

The Fashion event that begins the year annually held at the Zen Gardens has quickly become a household name in the fashion world with its now famous “Fashion High Tea”

Zen Garden is known for its prestigious and fashionable platform that celebrates haute couture and this year dedicates it charitable cause to ” I support my daughter campaign” aimed to educate women in the rural areas such as Samburu.

Zen Garden hosts emerging and talented designers, from local to international who showcase their select lineup of beautiful ensembles on the runway.

Honored to be invited to their fifth annual high tea, one can expect to be blown away by the magical work and craft in which these designers put their heart and soul into. Gorgeous models strut the runway adorning both local and international designer labels.

The attendance to the event has an entrance fee which includes fashion shows, beverages and bitings such as finger sandwiches, sushi rolls, pastries and desserts that will blow your mind away. Zen garden is famous for its amazing food and high tea is no exception.

Pop up boutiques give all fashion lovers a chance to shop all collections on the catwalk, and feed their fashion addiction.

As usual those who attended looked nothing but glamorous with ladies in dresses, sunglasses & hats and the men in smart casual attire. Everywhere you looked there was fashion and style all over the gardens.

Here are some of the pieces I loved on the catwalk.

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Speaking of outfits I had two choices to choose from. Either a short peach dress or a long high neck forest print dress with a thigh slit.

I went for the not so common look and was happy to have stood out amongst the crowd. Fashion is all about comfort and  owning your own style. Make that work for you and letting others be inspired by it.
OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress – River Island
Shoes- Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato 120mm patent calf

Fascinator – Drop of a Hat named “Tamu Sonal”
Clutch -Riviera by Christian Louboutin

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Hope you like it!
Keep it stylish, keep it fashionable.

Sonal.