The 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards, co-founded by Pinky Lilani OBE in 1999, has recently taken place celebrating sixteen years of Britain’s remarkable Asian women. The event was originally envisaged to celebrate the often-unnoticed Asian heroines of Britain. The women involved with these awards make huge contributions in sectors as diverse as business, social and humanitarian work and entrepreneurship. These renowned Asian Women of Achievement Awards are ultimately created to celebrate these women’s incredible achievements.
We have selected our favourite looks from some of the fabulous winners from the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards:
First up is Sajeela Kershi, a successful comedian, compère, writer and actress. Sajeela has been a stand-up performer across the UK and abroad since early 2006, and famously starred in the show “So I Suppose This is Offensive” by Brendon Burns, which won the ‘Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award’.
The comedian looked gorgeous at the event in a black lace anarkali with a white under layer and button down detailing. She teamed the look with simple black pants, strappy black heels, and a subtle make-up and hair look that created a more casual and stylish look to the entire outfit.
Next up on our best-dressed list from the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards ,is the former vice-chair of business relations for the ‘British Conservative’ party, Farzana Baduel. As well as being a general fashionista, in 2009 Farzana founded the London communications agency ‘Curzon PR’. She has also directed campaigns for the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face” along side many others.
Farzana went for a quirky top and skirt combo, teamed with black and nude striped tights that gave the look a cute personal touch. She completed the look with a black waist belt and black pumps. We like this look because it was both unique and full of personal flair!
Shivvy Jervis is next on our best-dressed list from the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Shivvy was voted in the top 100 people that are “making digital Britain tick”. She is an editor, public speaker and the inventor of ‘Digital Futures’, a video series that focuses on ‘tech-for-good’, and has gained a large and loyal social following of over 1.5 million.
Shivvy went for more traditional look with a stunning bright pink saree with gold detailing. She teamed the saree with a matching cap-sleeved blouse, creating a sophisticated and elegant look. Shivvy completed the look with soft curles, a matching pink lip and a gold statement necklace and earrings. We liked the sophisticated but feminine approach to this look.
Daman Mullhi was a definite favourite of ours from the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards with her chic and traditional approach. Daman is a ground-breaking doctor, who is extremely passionate about patient safety. She is a NHS consultant and founding trustee of the ‘UK Sepsis Trust’, a national charity that is dedicated to saving around 12, 500 lives a year from sepsis. Daman has also combined her specialised clinical skills with emerging networks to help establish the sepsis charity as a credible national player.
Daman went for a super stylish gold and peach saree with floral embellishment. We love the colour contrast along side the subtle floral detailing and strappy blouse. She completed the look with soft curls and subtle earrings for a relaxed and feminine look.
Also on our best-dressed list from the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards is Parmi Dheensa. Parmi set up a successful national charity dedicated to supporting ethnic minority disabled children and their families. She has developed a large variety of proposals, research and resources, as well as peer and ambassador programmes that have increased disability awareness within a cultural context. Parmi looked gorgeous in a blue dress featuring subtle embroidered detailing. She completed the look with statement silver jewellery, silver heels and pretty curls.
Last, but certainly not the least, in our list of best dressed for the awards is Annie Zaidi. Annie is an engagement coach for youth at Leicester City Football Community Trust. She opted for a red and gold anarkali with gold arm embellishment and detailing. We loved the bright colour contrast from the gold and red, and the intricate detailing on the arms, creating a regal and sophisticated look.