Like many little girls, the career-driven femme persona of Barbie was always an inspiration to Azeeza while growing up. But the thought was revived when Azeeza attended The Barbie Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York earlier last year.
Fast-forward to her successful engagement shoot with fiancé Rehan at the Jonathan Adler designed Barbie Suite in the Palms Casino Resort, and there was an abundance of inspiration to plan the Barbie-themed bridal shower at Cuvee in Chicago.
Hostesses Zeenat, Parveen (Azeeza’s other sister), and Asma (Zeenat’s cousin) set the tone with digital invitations designed to look like a magazine filled with pictorials from the engagement shoot. Other details included pictures in front of a step and repeat, a red carpet, makeup station so that guests could achieve the perfect Barbie pink lipstick shade for the soiree, a candy bar station complete with edible Christian Louboutin (the bride’s favorite shoe designer) tied favors, enlarged and framed photos of the engagement shoot, and of course, two official Christian Louboutin Barbie dolls.
In true Barbie style, Azeeza wore a pink dress that she designed and paired it with a pink tweed Chanel handbag, lace tights and a classic pair of Loubie pumps. To match, all three hostesses, along with Azeeza’s sister-in-law, donned pink belts and a part of the toast was dedicated to each hostesses’ favorite “Barbie memory” with Azeeza. Oh, and did I mention that no “Kens” were allowed.
Location: Cuvee, Chicago, IL; Candy Bar: Dylan’s Candy Bar; Photography: Amna Siddiqui Photography, Chicago, IL
Thank you so much again Azeeza and Zeenat for sharing your incredibly fashionable shower with us. And thank you again to Amna Siddiqui for letting us share your pictures with our readers.