If you couldn’t make it to Phoenix for the Style Icon 2015, Don’t fret! TSC is here to take you through the grand night of Glitz & Glam.
Right from the Backstage madness to getting clicked with the winners, TSC is going to take you through it all. With the last post I made it evident how much I like doing videos, so an elaborate video that does absolute justice to the whole show has been attached here. But incase you would rather read about it, here is a written concise version!
Being the official blogger at the event along with my blogger friend Madhumita, we had access to the Backstage area where all the real action was happening 😉
The Backstage Story!
The Backstage area was absolutely bustling. The Green rooms were where the actual dressing up was happening & outside the green room was where all the final touches by the Hairstylists, Mua’s & Stylists were being done, nervousness & excitement of the contestants were being shared & obviously selfies galore 😉
The calm before the storm was when the judges arrived! All the judges gracefully interacted with the contestants, gave tips to the contestants & helped motivating them. Alesia Raut especially took keen interest in interacting with all the contestants, sharing her experiences as a super model & inspiring the contestants with a lot of confidence 🙂
The real fun actually started when after the judges were called up on stage! Thereafter I heard an announcement about The Style Chair & me, that made me real happy. But the happiness was short lived, because I was actually being called up on stage(for a second I froze as I wasn’t briefed about it). I was a little baffled as to what was happening, but once I was in the ramp it just felt like 9 years back (when I had taken part in pageants too) but this time a lot more confident 😀 Thank you to the Centre Director of Phoenix- Rajiv Malla for felicitating us & surprising us with such a gesture (re-instills the respect that bloggers deserve)
After wishing all the contestants good luck it was time to get the show started!
Let’s get this party started!
Round One was an introduction to all the contestants. Group A was wearing drool worthy clothes from Forever 21. I was literally sitting there & making a mental note if my next buys. Group B Ladies were wearing gorgeous saris by Satya Paul. Group C was wearing ethnic outfits by Reliance Ethnicity (a lot of good stuff at Ethnicity to buy from this festive season).
I was throughly enjoying myself with all the peppy music & even watching how the contestants were walking on stage & putting up a fun show 😀 (all thanks to the Choreographer)
Round Two was when 5 contestants in each group would be selected for the Question Round. Group A contestants were seen flaunting the A/W Collection of Vero Moda and Jack & Jones. To me the blind in the dresses & the emerald green was totally doing justice to the fall season. Couldn’t also stop drooling at how hot the guys looked in their need glasses, coloured pants & bow ties. Group B Men were all suited up in Marks & Spencers & the ladies in maxi dresses by Forever 21! Group C too was making formal haute in Mango.
After the question round was over with all the the groups! The Title winners were announced-
Miss Perfect 10- Ankita Lande
Two Final Winners each were announced from each Group. And the Winner is ……….
Runner-Up Style Icon- Pankaj Sharma
Style Icon Winner- Fiza Aziz
Runner-Up Style Icon- Deepali Gupta
Style Icon Winner- Akshay Mutha
Runner-Up Style Icon- Hemani Joshi
Style Icon Winner- Meenakshi Malhotra
Phoenix Style Icon was one of those pageants where in all the winners were absolutely deserving. Both the men I was vouching for won & I was all in awe ❤
Now it was time to stop clicking & videoing & to be apart of pictures 😉 Getting all excited for the winners we went to click pictures with the Style Icons of 2015. Also didn’t miss our selfie with Celebrity Manish Raisinghani, he is so tall & hot it’s not funny (FYI he also started his journey from Pune)
P.S. If you liked the clothes the contestants wore you don’t have to bother running behind any designer! You are going to find all that from the top brands at the Phoenix Marketcity Mall ❤
Formal Credits & Mentions for the Phoenix Style Icon:
Panel of Judges- Minoti Makim, Seema Singh, Abhimanyu Sable, Corina Manuel, Deepak Naithani, Alesia Raut.
Official Media Partner- Times Of India
Choreography- Shakir Sheikh
Official Photographer- Hrishikesh Puranik & team
Anchor for the Finale- Pratap Batra
Entrenous Event Company for managing thr event.
Styling- Anushka Desai & Shreya Jain
Chandrakala Sanas for Hair & Makeup
Alot of awesomeness is coming up on the blog so stay tuned. Follow me on Instagram @misschopchop for all the updates there. You can also mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Be Yourself & Shine On ❤