Yellowbrick Event recently unveiled the inaugural India Rocks event at the Natural History Museum, supported by Barclays Wealth, Harrods, Jaguar, Ganjam & Kingfisher. The vibrant Indian themed charity fashion show evening hosted by Manish Bhasin from BBC’s Football Focusraised approximately £60,000 (exact figure TBC) for Isha Vidhya, providing vital resources for the Tamil Nadu area in India.
Guests included Jo Wood, Mark Ramprakash, Rishi Rich, Simon Webbe, Martin Offiah & Preeya Kalidas amongst other celebrities and a host of high net worth individuals from the world of arts, sport, food, business and politics. All fought to bid for the exclusive auction prizes including: a private tour of Diamond Trading Company, a holiday to the Bahamas, a Jaguar track experience, a box at Lords and a hand-crafted pendant by Ganjam glistening with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorites and lapis lazuli.
The glamorous evening of Indian entertainment commenced with a melodic harpist & flautist playing whilst invitees mingled over glasses of Champagne and Indian canapés such as tandoori salmon before delectable cuisine from Madhus including mouth-watering dishes of chilli chicken and bhindi masala. The Collection then opened their bar serving cocktails including 2 vodka Cosmopolitans and Blueberry Martinis for people to enjoy during the entertainment.
K Spark kicked off the festivities after dinner with traditional Indian dancing marking the start of the spectacular fashion show produced by Agency 84 on behalf of Lengha featuring the renowned Rocky S who showed off his fusion red carpet and bridal designs which were styled by Melanie Thomas. This was followed by Varda Shine CEO of Diamond Trading Company who spoke aboutIsha Outreach, the non-for profit organisation dedicated to wellbeing, enlightening guests about their good work and the need for donations. To wrap up the event, The Phoenix Rose & Junior Marvin of Bob Marley fame performed a set before visitors retired for the night.
The carbon footprint of the event was offset with a donation to Project GreenHandsto plant trees in the Tamil Nadu area. The charity educates the population on farming for sustainable living as well as giving valuable nutritional advice to the community.
Minaxi Mistry, founder of Yellowbrick Events, comments: “With my Indian roots, I really wanted to create an event which supported Indian charities and so India Rocks was born! I really hope that the money raised will make a difference to those who find daily life a struggle in an ever growing population. I’m passionate about education and believe that everyone has a right to dig themselves out of poverty.”