She wants to look picture perfect on all the occasions associated with her wedding, who doesn’t? And it seems to play it safe, Bipasha Basu who’s all set to tie the knot on April 30 has given the big responsibility on the one person who has been taking care of her styling for the past many years!
Meet Shyamli Arora, Bipasha’s personal stylist who has been working with the actress from Dum Maaro Dum (2011). Interestingly, it’s the same lady who will also be styling Bip’s would-be-husband Karan Singh Grover for the big event.
“I will be styling the duo for three major ceremonies – the mehendi (April 29), wedding and the after party (April 30),” informs Shyamli, who styled Karan for his movie Alone and from then has been styling him for various events.
Surprisingly, Bipasha’s mehendi (the ceremony which is usually, exclusively meant for women) will also be attended by her guy friends and also Karan. She reveals, “Well it’s not a typical mehendi ceremony as such but a fun party. Of course the women will be applying mehendi, but there are male guests who are also invited along with Karan who be gracing the event and will be enjoying at the do.”
Interestingly, it’s a day function (afternoon event) held at Villa 69, Juhu and will see Bips dressed in pink. “Well that’s her favourite colour, so we selected that as the theme of her wardrobe,” adds Shyamli.
Talking about the wedding trousseau, Shyamli says that both Bips and Karan will be sporting traditional Bengali attire. Quiz her if the reports about Bipasha sporting a Sabyasachi saree on her wedding are true and she says, “Well it’s not true. I can’t reveal much but would like to say that the two will be seen in colour coordinated traditional outfits.”
Post the wedding ceremony at St.Regis, South Mumbai on April 30, the two will be hosting a small after party at the same venue. And for the do, the theme of the dressing is informal, mentions the stylist. “Well it’s not a formal reception party, but a casual one. The idea is that the bride and groom should feel comfortable and relaxing at the after party after pulling the heavy traditional outfits at the wedding. So we have kept the theme informal such that they and even the guests can wear anything that they feel comfortable in,” signs off Shyamli.
Click to see more pictures of Bipasha and Karan, styled by Shyamli for various events…