9 Must-Follow South Asian Women Influencers For Wedding InspoSouth Asian Wedding Pyaari Weddings
As a wedding inspiration platform, we are always on the lookout for people who can add to our wedding brigade, whether it’s wedding fashion, makeup, or hairstyle. There are influencers on social media, who are turning tables with their wedding content but at the same time, their fashion game is also a thing that the regular audience looks forward to.
And in honor of celebrating International women’s day, we have lined up the best women influencers who not only reach the right audience with their content but also engage them with their fashion looks, and useful tips and hacks, especially representing the South Asian culture beautifully.
South Asian Women Influencers For Wedding Inspo
Diipa Khosla is a perfect example of someone who broke the stereotypical wedding norms at her wedding. She and her husband, Oleg touched each other’s feet after the wedding ceremony showing the mutual love and respect that needs to flow both ways in marriage by breaking an age-old tradition where only the bride is supposed to touch the groom’s feet. Diipa has been quite vocal about many societal issues via her profile, where she talks about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and many others. She even started a beauty brand named Indē Wild, exclusively for South Asian women. As a brown skin girl, she understands where our beauty industry was lacking when it came to South Asian beauty and skincare, and she really wanted her products to shine.
Apart from all this, we see her always being proud of her Indian heritage and embracing it with full zeal. Her bridal photoshoots and Diwali celebrations clearly depict the love she has for Indian wear and her cultural roots.
Masoom with over 1 million followers managed to build a social media empire for herself and her profile reflects the love she has for Indian attire and the designers. Masoom Minawala, a luxury fashion influencer based in Belgium started her journey with one goal - to make Indian fashion go global and boy, she did it! Not only does she promote Indian attire and designers on her feed, but she also does not shy away from wearing it to the streets of Paris. Masoom’s style is a pure mixture of tradition with modernity and the new era brides will love to get inspired by her outfits. Whether she wears a saree with a cape or a jacket or just simply drapes it, Masoom knows how to turn heads. Her style is perfect for the Bff of the bride who does not want to be the center of attention but does not want to go unnoticed also. Just scrolling through her feed will give you so many ideas to bookmark for the upcoming wedding season.
If we are talking about Indian wear and saree, then we think there is no one like Komal Pandey who can style one saree in so many different ways and pair it with different outfits. She can style a saree with a t-shirt and owns it like nobody's business. Her style is for the brides and bridesmaid who loves to experiment and mix-match pieces from the closet. It is not always you can afford every big designer piece or outfit for your wedding, sometimes scouting through your mom and grandmom’s closet might get you a few pieces that can make all your bridal look stand out, and here is where Komal Pandey’s videos help a lot. Scrolling through her profile is like scrolling through a styling book where one garment is styled in multiple ways.
If you have been using social media for a long time then you must remember that video where a guy proposed to his girlfriend in front of the Eiffel Tower two years back? It was a dream proposal for many girls. An Indian-American influencer who grew up being obsessed with Bollywood, working with Bollywood, and then quitting and moving to America and starting her own movement ‘Behind Every Dream’, Shivani Bafna has come a long way. Apart from all the dance reels, tutorials, and trick videos, Shivani is known for her fashion statement too. Her style is not only glamorous and larger-than-life but very simple yet elegant. You can see that she has not let go of her culture and tradition and one of the noteworthy examples is of her wedding. Any South Asian bride can feel the energy and vibe that Shivani had on her wedding day. If you are a bride looking for simplicity and relatability, yet something a little modern, Shivani Bafna is your go-to account for all the wedding inspo.
Remember the times when the word influencer or blogger or vlogger was not very popular? Shreya Kalra can be called an influencer from that time who left her profession as a lawyer and moved to Amsterdam to pursue her passion that is fashion. She calls herself a “first-generation fashion blogger from India, serving a slice of fashion from Europe”, and she definitely is one. Her style is ideal for the sister or friend of the bride who likes to keep it minimal yet set a statement with her choice of outfits. Shreya Kalra believes in re-using and mix-matching outfits from her closet as she believes that they do not get to wear a lot of heavy Indian wear there. Her style is a bit of Indo-western meets minimalism meets old-school vibe and we love it!
Payal Shah is a known jewelry designer and owner of L’Dezen and Psylish. Her designs are so distinctive and unusual that it has made a statement worldwide with some big names like Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and Demi Lovato. Payal’s jewelry collection is something that a lot of the new-age brides would love to own. L’Dezen is a luxurious jewelry brand, whereas Psylish is more of contemporary and minimal jewelry for the people who wanna wear a piece every day without taking it off. Not only her work but even her own style, which one can get inspired by. What we love about Payal is owning her roots and understanding the culture and promoting Indian designers. She is a perfect example for the new generation who love traditional meets modern contemporary outfits.
Shloka aka The Silk Sneaker is a London-based desi girl who is from Mumbai and started her blog - The Silk Sneaker in 2015. She can be called the perfect role model for the brown girls who want to make big in the creative fields like blogging, fashion, lifestyle, etcetera. Shloka’s recent, small yet gala Indian wedding was nothing less than a fairytale. She chose to wear white for her Mehndi which is not very common in South Asian weddings, and a light pink Manish Malhotra for her wedding ceremony. We are certain, Shloka’s choice of outfits will inspire many to-be brides to opt for things a bit unique and traditionally different. Another highlight of her wedding was, wearing the same outfit for her reception night as that of her wedding ceremony. She only changed her hairstyle and makeup a bit, and was ready to go!
Sonam Babani aka Fashioneiress is a known luxury Indian fashion influencer based in Mumbai. If there is one influencer who can pull off a luxury designer outfit and streetwear with equal elegance then it has to be Sonam Babani. She is known for her eclectic and ever-evolving style. Whether she is chilling in a crop top and tracks or a simple salwar kurta, she owns the looks like a chic personality. Her proposal in the Maldives was all over the internet and after that, her Mehendi and ring ceremony outfits and decor took the internet by storm. Sonam chose a Dolce and Gabbana floral dress for her Mehendi ceremony and wore Sabyasachi for the flower shower ceremony. The most interesting part of her decor was the lemons and the reusable pots and installations. As she did not want marigold but wanted the yellow to be there, Sonam went for lemons, that were hand-picked from her lemon orchard.
If you are a frequent social media user, then you must have heard about the first Indian bride who wore Ellie Saab's designed outfit at her wedding. Yes, that bride is none other than Hanna S Khan. Her wedding has been doing rounds on social media and especially the video which showed how she got into that beautiful heavy outfit is making people go crazy. If we have to describe Hanna’s style - it is more sophisticated, chic, and has a touch of larger-than-life aspects. Hanna S Khan’s wedding trousseau is what dreams are made of. She wanted something traditional but unconventional and also desired to have different looks for each function. Hanna’s reception outfit - the Ellie Saab designed; was 30kgs and has Swarovski crystals embedded all over it and then further glamorized with an 8 meters long trail. To all the brides-to-be who love extravaganza, you must take notes from Hanna S Khans' wedding. Not only her wedding outfits, but in general, her style has inspired a lot of brides and bridesmaids to try out different looks.
These are a few influencers whose work is inspiring millions of people out there, but apart from the work they do, what caught our attention was how their fashion and lifestyle can help and add on to our South Asian wedding community. The above-mentioned women influencers are hustling in their day-to-day life to inspire millions of women around the world. Whether it’s body issues, skin issues, other societal issues, these women are not here to stop or go down, rather they would inspire, uplift, and rise high together to break the ceiling.