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Monday
Sep152014

Designer Nikita Varma’s collection featured at Annual Heart A Cause Fundraiser

NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2014) - Heart A Cause kicked off New York Fashion Week, with their annual fundraiser, bringing fashion, music, art and together at the Millesime at the Carlton Hotel in NYC.  Heart A Cause 2014 nominated GiGi's Playhouse New York as its dedicated cause, raising awareness and funds for Down syndrome. The unique event housed Fashion Presentations by mulitple emerging brands including Nikitta by Nikita Varma, featuring the Miss United States Titleholders as live mannequins

"It is always a treat to step into one of Nikita's Designs! Her pieces are literally works of art! Fashion is as much a reflection of the adorner as it is the creator and I love the way I feel in this dress” said Miss United States 2013 - Candiace Dillard.

Nikita Varma’s luxury pret womenswear label NIKITTA exudes glamour, luxury, chic and femininity in each of its creations. From dazzling cocktail dresses to flowing evening gowns, the label strives to harmonize art and fashion in an intriguing balance. NIKITTA has been an official clothing sponsor for the Miss New York Organization. Her designs have been seen on a bevy of beauty queens including the reigning Miss America, Miss United States 2013 and Miss New York 2013. Nikita, a designer of Indian origin and a graduate from the Parsons School of design, has previously showcased her collections in a prominent Indian Fashion Week in 2012 and in New York in 2013. Her label retails in luxury multi-designer stores in India and is emerging in New York. Besides her ready to wear label, Nikita also designs customized and bespoke pieces on order. Every NIKITTA creation embodies fashion and art in a harmonious combination and balance, to bring forth modern and innovative designs. The label emphasizes on perfect fit, impeccable construction and finish of garments.

At the Heart A Cause fundraiser, Nikita showcased ‘Luxurious Seascapes’ - A Spring/summer collection of evening gowns and cocktail dresses inspired by the breeziness of seaside. Hand-painted patterns and dégrade’ hues come from the unique natural patterns found in sea foams, sand and sandstone formations. Silks in chiffon, georgette, satin and taffeta have been enhanced with exquisite hand painting to create beautiful patterns and ombre’ surface designs on fabrics. 

"It was a great honor to be a part of the Heart A Cause NYFW Benefit event and work with the Miss United States Organization and show my collection with the current titleholders wearing my designs. It was also a great opportunity to contribute and help in raising awareness and funds for Down Syndrome and support all the good work  being done by Gigi's Playhouse. This event truly brought together beauty, fashion, art and charity in a unique way” said Designer Nikita Varma.

In attendance of the event were Former NFL Player & Creator of The Plaxico Collection hosiery line, Super Bowl Champion, Plaxico Burress; guest co-host of Heart A Cause, celebrity photographer & Mexico's Next Top Model Judge, Jo Lance; Jax Taylor, BRAVO's Vanderpump Rules, Peter Madrigal of BRAVO's Vanderpump Rules; Brienna DeVlugt, artist & actor of STARZ's Power; and many others. 

Monday
Jun302014

Vishal, Shekhar and Neeti Mohan get fans in New Jersey, on their feet! 

Photo Credit: Asim Farooki Photography(New York, NY – June 30th, 2014)- ARIZ Inc. presented The Titans of Bollywood, Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani along with Neeti Mohan at the Ritz Theater in New Jersey on Friday, June 27th. The dynamic duo and their female counterpart got an audience of nearly 2,000 dancing on their feet for a concert turned party of a lifetime.  Vishal and Shekhar produced hit after hit on stage including chart toppers from Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Chennai Express, Ra.One, Om Shanti Om, Student of The Year, The Dirty Picture, Tees Maar Khan, Golmaal, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, and the list goes on.

The evening kicked off with a dance performance from AATMA Performing Arts, followed by pop sensation Neeti Mohan. Photo Credit: Asim Farooki PhotographyNeeti charmed the audience in a bright blue ensemble, singing her rise to fame songs from Student Of The year and Gunday. Ritz Theater transformed into a scene of a New York City night club as Vishal and Shekhar took the stage and entertained the audience with a nonstop 3 hour stage show.  Fans of all ages of the energetic duo were on their feet dancing and singing until the very last song and still requesting for more.

Photo Credit: Asim Farooki Photography

 Vishal Dadlani is an award wining music composer and playback singer, known famously for hits such as, Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani), Thug Le (Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl), Dhoom Again (Dhoom 2), and many more.   

Photo Credit: Asim Farooki PhotographyShekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan) and has a sound base of Indian music. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and now a household name for music lovers. His hit list includes Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Phasee), Raftaarein (Ra.One), Ishq Wala Love (Student of The Year), Tujhe Bhula Diya (Anjaana Anjaani), and many others.

 

Photo Credit: Asim Farooki PhotographyHosted by ARIZ Inc. the company known for bringing superstars such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Mika Singh, Kailash Kher, Strings and many others, the Titans of Bollywood was a raging success in the tri state area. 

“I’m so grateful to the artists for allowing us to showcase their talent to a huge fan base in New York and New Jersey. ARIZ Inc. will continue to bring top artists from around the world as long as we continue to garner the same support from the community like we have for our past concerts. It was amazing and overwhelming to see the response for our show with Vishal, Shekhar and Neeti. I never imagined the evening would turn out to be this grand” says Mr. Jimmy Rizvi, Founder and CEO of ARIZ Inc.

For more information on future events, please visit: www.arizinc.com.

Monday
Jun022014

South Asian Glam brings the King of Fashion, Manish Malhotra to New York!

South Asian Glam brings the King of Fashion, Manish Malhotra to New York!


(New York, NY – June 2nd, 2014)- ‘iMad imaginations’ , New York’s premier digital media production company, is all set to bring India’s biggest designer, Manish Malhotra to New York City.

‘iMad iMaginations’ named after its Founder & CEO Imad Chowdhury is a media/entertainment consultancy company. iMad iMaginations has consulted in numerous events including Press Conferences, Fashion Shows, Live Events, Meet & Greets and much more. And now their newest initiative, titled South Asian Glam, is the first in its kind to bring regional and international platforms to one single runway.  The launch of South Asian Glam will be a night to remember with Bollywood biggest fashion icon, Designer Manish Malhotra.

South Asian Glam will be hosting a ritzy affair with a live fashion show featuring Manish’s latest summer collection, displaying contemporary Indian styles & silhouettes, along with musical entertainment and fine Indian cuisine. The event will be held in the heart of Manhattan at the Altman Building on June 27th.

Manish Malhotra has designed for everyone from India’s elitist to Bollywood royalty including Sridevi, Kajol, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and many more.  Manish has won many awards for costume design in blockbuster films such as Rangeela, Veer Zaara, Kal Ho Na Ho, Mohabbatein and the list goes on. Manish’s list of friends, include the who’s who of the Indian film fraternity, with Bollywood’ top heroine all wanting to walk the runway for his Lakme Fashion Week shows.  Manish’s opulent designs have also caught the attention of Hollywood alike, where his styles have been worn by Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Reese Witherspoon and others.

The mass market has always had a huge demand to wear Manish Malhotra collections, and now with the launch of his new website www.manishmalhotra.in, the opportunity is live. SouthAsianGlam is further providing this opportunity to let his biggest fans meet India’s most successful designer and see his creation in person at the biggest Manish Malhotra fashion show in NYC. This event is sponsored by Zee TV.

Tickets and additional information are available on www.southasianglam.com.

Thursday
May292014

ARIZ Inc. to bring Bollywood’s Biggest Singer / Composer Duo, Vishal & Shekhar to New Jersey! 

(New York, NY – May 27th, 2014)- Having performed around the world, known for their powerhouse performance, The Titans of Bollywood, Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani with Neeti Mohan are coming to New Jersey on Friday, June 27th.  ARIZ Inc. the company that has brought superstars such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Mika Singh, Kailash Kher, Strings and many others, is set to bring this fiery duo to the Ritz Theatre and Performing Arts Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey for one a night only live performance for NY and NJ.

Vishal & Shekhar reign in the Bollywood industry with over 50 mega hits, that include chart toppers from Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Chennai Express, Ra.One, Om Shanti Om, Student of The Year, The Dirty Picture, Tees Maar Khan, Golmaal, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, Bluffmaster, Anjaana Anjaani, Tashan, Tara Rum Pum, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Salaam Namaste, Kaante, Jhankar Beats, Dus , upcoming film: Happy New Year and the list goes on.


Vishal Dadlani is an award wining music composer and playback singer. He is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram. Vishal collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song "Minds Without Fear" for an episode of The Dewarists. He is most famously known for hits such as Tooh Tooh (Gori Tere Pyaar Mein), Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani), Thug Le (Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl), Kiss of Love (Jhoom Barabar Jhoom), Dhoom Again (Dhoom 2), Kurbaan Hua (Kurbaan) and many more.  Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan) and has a sound base of Indian music. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and now a household name for music lovers. He has sung some mesmerizing songs including Dildara (Ra.One), Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Phasee), Raftaarein (Ra.One), Ishq Wala Love (Student of The Year), Velle (Student of The Year), Jogi Mahi (Bachna Ae Haseeno), Bin Tere (I Hate Luv Storys), Tujhe Bhula Diya (Anjaana Anjaani), and many others.

Titans of Bollywood Live in Concert will also feature Indian singer and popstar, Neeti Mohan. Neeti Mohan is one of the leading playback singers in Bollywood, and is a fixture on live shows with Vishal & Shekhar as well as with AR Rahman. Her recent hit song was "Ishq Waala Love" from the movie Student of the Year, "Jiya Re Jiya Re" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, "Saadi Gali Aaja" from Nautanki Saala, "Kashmir Tu Main Kanyakumari" from the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Her recent awards include RD Burman Award @ Filmfare awards 2014, Stardust Award and Apsara Award for Best Female Playback Singer. 
 

Tickets for this musical extravaganza are available on www.arizinc.com and range from $35 - $125.

Vishal Shekhar with Neeti Mohan Live in Concert in NJ ! from ARIZ on Vimeo. 

 For sponsorship opportunities, or additional information, please contact Neerja Patel press@neerjapr.com or call 646-452-3424

Thursday
May222014

Nanubhai Education Foundation raises over $60,000 at 10Th Anniversary Gala!

(New York, NY – May 21st, 2014)- Over 300 supporters attended The Nanubhai Education Foundation’s 10th Anniversary celebration. The event hosted at 404 NYC was held in honor of a decade of commitment to transforming public education in rural India. Sakina Jaffrey from the Primetime Emmy Award nominated original series, House of Cards, came to support the organization, along with Sheetal Sheth, best known for her role opposite Albert Brooks in Looking for Comedy In The Muslim World.  Another big supporter that dazzled the evening was Award-winning director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri.  

Spokesman for Nanubhai Education Foundation, Actor Manish Dayal, best known for his role as Raj Kher, in The CW series “90210” also attended the NEF gala. Dayal has made big news for his upcoming leading role as Hassan Kadam in the DreamWorks Studios film adaptation of The Hundred-Foot Journey (based on the NY Times best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais) directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake.  The film also stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Juhi Chawla and is set to release on August 8th.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and wine from Diageo and Wine 34, Hors D’oeuvres from Michelin Star restaurant Tulsi, and entertainment by DJ Rekha.  The gala is the primary source to raise funds for the Nanubhai Education Foundation’s Scholars and Residential Teaching Fellows Programs, which focus on awarding college scholarships to girls from financially vulnerable families in rural India and building English speaking skills for students in rural boarding schools through native English speakers, respectively.

"The support we received at the 10th annual gala is instrumental in allowing Nanubhai to distribute over 15 scholarships to young rural women to pursue higher education and complete a college degree. For the vast majority, they are the first of their family to go to college. This is a remarkable achievement and one that we all should be very proud of!  By educating these 15 ladies, we are vastly improving not only their lives, but the lives of their future families as well."” says Ms. Nita Nehru, Co-Chair of the Board for Nanubhai Education Foundation.

Other supporters for the gala include Odeon Capital, Courtesy Management, Equity Stock Transfer, KHR Jewels, FlexTrade, ARY Media, Neerja Public Relations, Spotlight Studio, 1000 Words Studio, and Glamorous Event Planners.  For more information on the Nanubhai Education Foundation, please visit. www.nanubhai.org.  

 

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