If you thought that the Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding celebrations were complete after the reception then you clearly don’t know that the jet-set air-kissing crowd can’t possibly end things so conventionally.
Entertainment loyalists will recognize the name Natasha Poonawala as the newest entrant to Bebo’s envy-inducing girl squad. But for those who aren’t so familiar, the billionaire heiress who is married to Adar Poonawala, is the chairperson of the Villoo Poonawala Foundation and Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India, the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world.
While her job description might sound utterly nerdy, the lady in question is known as the high priestess of haute couture amongst the richie rich socialites of Mumbai.
Natasha Poonawala In Her Bird Inspired Couture Creation For The Evening
It goes without saying that a hostess with such impeccable taste and the illustrious backing to spend on fabulosity won’t throw just any run-of-the-mill bash for her esteemed friends. Her already breath-taking farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai near Pune was converted into a surrealist themed haven featuring her beautiful Fornasetti pieces acquired over the years.
There was no dearth of dramatic interiors complete with baroque mirrors, regal chandeliers, metallic balls in the pool and projected imagery across the spaces.
The Surrealist Interiors
The Surrealist Interiors
The spectacular décor wasn’t the end of the entire mood setting magic as Natasha even flew in The Dolls to spin some tunes for the evening. DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Margot lent their musical styling to the buffet dinner. The well-heeled and immaculately-coiffed from Bollywood and Mumbai high society made up the distinguished guest list and they all turned up in their sartorial best for their fashionista hostess.
Because what else would one wear to the home of the lady who dresses for the fashion god, goddesses and all the angels that surround said dieties?
Natasha Poonawala With The Dolls
The guest of honour and newlyweds were amongst the first to arrive. Sonam and Anand graciously posed for pictures outside and inside the party. Sonam’s high-octane midnight blue gown by Sophie et voila! featured a dramatic bodice and puffy sleeves. The bodacious cleavage was cut through with a diamond choker and slicked back hair. Anand kept it classic in a black pinstripe suit.
Sonam Kapoor & Anand Ahuja
The Kapoors were all in attendance as was the Khan clan. Rhea Kapoor also took a page out of Sonam’s handbook for the evening and was rocking voluminous sleeves with a supersized shirt. However it was her heavy-duty diamond choker that was clearly the star of her outfit. Amrita Arora wore a risqué monochrome number with slicing, knots and a whole lot of sexy.
Anil Kapoor & Rhea Kapoor
Sanjay-Maheep Kapoor & Antara-Mohit Marwah
Arpita Khan, Amrita Arora, Shakeel Ladak, Amrita Arora & Seema Khan
While queen bee Kareena Kapoor gave the event a miss, the rest of the girl gang was present to support Natasha and celebrate Sonam. Malaika Arora sizzled in an animal print suit by Falguni & Shane Peacock accessorized with Louis Vuitton shoes and a YSL sling. Karisma Kapoor dressed in a heavily sequined Lanvin number with emerald green raglan sleeves. Bestie Jacqueline Fernandez seemed to have completely missed the memo of dress to impress as she turned up in flared jeans and a shirt more suited to movie night than a glamorous party.
Natasha Poonawala, Karisma Kapoor, Tanya Ghavri & Sonam Kapoor
Jacqueline Fernandez, Karisma Kapoor & Malaika Arora
If that wasn’t all, Natasha even took the cherry on top of the cake quite literally as the couple du jour cut a golden 4-tiered masterpiece baked by Harsha Kilachand. Proving that she is truly the hostess with the mostess.
Golden 4-tier Cake By Harsha Kilachand
Sources: Vogue.in, Bollywoodshaadis.com, Timesofindia.com