Waris Ahluwalia + Holts + Toronto’s A List = Magic
By: Christopher Mello
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at Bloor Street Holts, we of the Toronto’s finest spanning out from fashion, PR, lifestyle and business were all huddled into a colourful tent like room, for one of the most extravagant events to-date of 2014, for the commemoration of The House of Waris, being apart of the Holts family.
Lavish and settle the event consisted of an Indian market feel, draping orange and pink fabrics from the ceiling and walls, providing a more intimate sensation, while painted birdcages were filled with flowers and hung from the ceiling. Divided into sections were areas such as an area for henna art, where you could sit down and get any form of henna done on your body ranging from tradition, contemporary and free-form. Another section in the “market” was the jewelry section, where baskets were filled to the tops like spices in markets with bangles, for guest to pair with their outfits and take home. The third section was the most popular- a booth like area where post cards with photos of India could be used to write a more intimate letter to Waris- although truth be told a more drunkenly message, since traditional Indian drinks were blended with Vodka and wine- as the guests drank up.
Of course that couldn’t be the end of it, I mean it is Holts throwing a party after all. Traditional dances occurred in the beginning to the party, where it seemed the 5 minutes of art preformed by the dancers was a bigger cardio workout then we get at the gym for an hour, while they were covered in traditionally colorful garments. Yet that wasn’t enough apparently, while entering and exiting the event you were greeted to a shower of rose petals, symbolizing good luck and happy passing’s in the culture.
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