Sharmilla and Shaan Khanna, well known mother daughter-duo in the Indian fashion circuit, comes back to Bangalore with Spicy Sangria, following an overwhelming response after their previous exhibition in August 2013. The exhibition is done in association with Bangalore based designer Ravina Belani.
This time Spicy Sangria has more than 30 designers showcasing their products from various fashion sectors… Mandira Bedi, Aditya Gift Jewellery, Anu Mehta, Ashna Kalra Aquamarine, Ravina Belani, Sapna Singhania to name just a few.
An accomplished woman in the fashion and events industry, Sharmilla Khanna is an Event Manager who does luxury events and launches. She has successfully organised the store openings of international brands such as MAC, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Samsaara, Aza etc. Her expertise is online marketing, PR & brand consultancy for designers, jewellers & lifestyle stores. She organises an upmarket exhibition called Araaish – the fund raising arm of Save The Children India - a non-profitable organisation run by Mana Shetty (film actor Suniel Shetty's wife) for underprivileged children. Her daughter Shaan Khanna owns a lifestyle blog called Spicy Sangria, which covers food, fashion, lifestyle and events. Shaan organises events like popup shops for designers etc. She has been working with Sharmilla Khanna on events for the past 3 years. She is part of the organising team for Araaish in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Dubai.
The exhibition will be on 22 February, 2014 at Vivanta By Taj, MG Road. From 10:30am to 7:00pm.
Spicy Sangria Bangalore supports the NGO Colours of Hope. It is an initiative of Hothur Charitable Trust, founded by Kulsum Shadab Wahab. The vision of Colours of Hope is to empower and make a positive difference in the lives of disabled children through expressive art therapies. They use expressive art as a tool to encourage children to express themselves. It is their objective to make the children feel loved and cared for while allowing them to discover the beauty and ability that lies within them. In their centres, they mix both disabled children with fully able children. This allows the children a safe environment and outlet for them to interact.
Colours of Hope have volunteers from all over the world. Volunteering is a positive experience for the children and the volunteer. “Every time I see these disabled children carefully stow their drawings away like a treasure I'm overwhelmed! What I am doing is opening a window for them hoping they all have lives of their own,”says Kulsum Shadab Wahab.