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Who wouldn’t wish to wear designer couture for their dream wedding and experience the B-town heroine or the princess-y feel? B-town divas are such trendsetters for the aam-janta that the wedding gets all about, "Main shaadi karungi, toh Kareena wala designer lehenga pehenke karungi. Warna dulhe ko tata bye-bye kar do!" Be it their own wedding, festival celebrations, get-togethers runways or the red carpets, they have redefined fashion for every normal girl! Since the wedding season is around the corner, if any bride or bridesmaid needs any inspiration on what to wear, Shloka Mehta is your go-to celebrity! (Also Read: 10 Lehenga Looks Donned By Shloka Mehta Which Every Girl Wants To Steal From Her Wardrobe)
From lacy to shimmery, heavily-embroidered to sequined or floral, you name it and Shloka Mehta has it. It was March 9, 2019, that will be celebrated by the Ambanis for a lifetime as it was then when Shloka officially became the badi bahu of the family. Every look of Shloka is etched in our minds and we still can’t forgo from drooling over how gorgeous she had looked. And November 16, 2019, was no different as Shloka gave another inspiration to the girls with her oh-so-beautiful outfit.
For Mukesh Ambani’s nephew’s sangeet ceremony, being the first big-fat one in the family post her own wedding with Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta made heads turn with her stunning outfit. Shloka looked oh-so-gorgeous in baby pink-coloured Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga with golden embroidery on it, which she had paired with emerald diamond jewellery. But it was her choli that had caught our attention. With heavy embroidery on the front and net on the back, the layered style beadwork design is the highlight of the outfit and such a unique concept for the girls to take cues from!
Soon after the world got to know in 2018 that Akash Ambani is now all taken by his childhood sweetheart, Shloka Mehta, everyone was all prepared for a zillion celebrations! And as true as our prophecy turned out to be, Shloka had aced her lehenga looks, all better than the others in all of her wedding functions. For her pre-engagement bash, Shloka slew it big-time in a sterling grey-embroidered lehenga. Quite a floral fan as it seems, Shloka’s dreamy lacy-sequinned lehenga had done all the trick! Along with her heavy kadhai work, floral lacy lehenga, Shloka had complemented her apparel with a light diamond neckpiece, earrings and paisley designed maang teeka.
Post Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani’s wedding, a few pictures from her bridal photoshoot had emerged which was enough to blow us off our minds! Looking super-happy as a bride by donning herself in an all-red lehenga, Shloka’s pictures surely gave us major #BrideGoals! With very simple makeup and what looked like it, Shloka wanted to divulge maximum attention to her wedding lehenga and exquisite jewellery. The Ambani badi bahu went by the bridal colour of red and golden for her lehenga and teamed up her wedding ensemble with a heavy kundan necklace, maatha patti, nath and traditional earrings. (Also Read: Shloka Mehta Wore A Short Red One Shoulder Dress And Diamonds, It's A Perfect Pick For A Date Night)
Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta, is on the board of directors’ panel for Rosy Blue Diamonds and the Co-Founder, Director at ConnectFor. In an interview with the ETPanache, Shloka Mehta had expressed how she wanted to work for a role where she “could see the impact that I was creating”. She had stated, “I’ve never had an interest in business. I think the diamond industry is not very friendly to women. It’s changing [but] most women typically become jewellery designers or they work in human resources...those kinds of roles. I don’t think that I have the creative aesthetic sense to be a designer.”
Speaking of joining the social sector but not an NGO, Shloka Mehta had elaborated, “I don’t think anyone in the family thought it was the right business for me. I think it was never even a consideration for me. I had volunteered while I was in college. And even in Mumbai while I was down for my winter and summer breaks. So, I was very committed to joining the social sector. I studied at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School and the curriculum involved community service. I knew then that I wanted to continue with that. From my experience, I had recognised that funding is a huge limitation and often your role in an NGO can be chasing grants. I wanted to be on the other side, giving grants, understand what things a grant maker looks at, and how they decide which NGO to give to etc.”
Shloka Mehta’s main aim has always been to bring structure to her foundation and introduce processes. She had shared, “When I joined the foundation, it did not work in an organised manner. We were supporting causes related to medicine, drug rehabilitation, education in Gujarat, Bombay and Indore. There was no mandate as such. I wanted to make informed decisions and be able to show impact. I didn’t think there was any value in doing a little bit of everything.”
Singing off by explaining the most challenging thing she had faced in giving a different approach to philanthropy, Shloka Mehta had continued, “In terms of conversations [that I had with my father and grandfather], the most challenging one was about what point you leave emotion behind about why and how you give. A lot of it, until my generation at least, was based on relationship. There was a slight hesitancy to ask about reporting [for details of impact] because it showed mistrust. Because I came in agnostic to all these ideas, it was easier for me to be objective.” (Also Read: Shloka Mehta Twins With Her Sister In These Unseen Pictures From Her Wedding Ceremonies)
Isn’t Shloka a perfect inspiration for any girl who is planning to wear a lehenga, this wedding season? Let us know!
Yeh Mera Lehenga, Bada Hain Mehenga- is something that Shloka Mehta would definitely not be saying, but some things do not need to be told, right? Lehengas are one of the most beautiful Indian apparels that every girl wants to own and some boast of owning. Gone are the daysRead More