mapxencaRS by fashion designers Riddhi–Siddhi hosts cocktails at The Westin Mumbai

Mumbaigloss was invited to a special preview of the Indo-Western collection by designers Riddhi–Siddhi of mapxencaRS at The Westin Garden City for cocktails. The label has been started by twin sisters Riddhi & Siddhi Mapxencar in September 2009 who come from Goa. The embroidery incorporated in garments aims at giving an illusion of print and textures rather just embellishments. The garments are made from only pure silks and natural cottons and linen. The label aims at meticulously crafted garments that are stylized and tailored to meet contemporary fashion lovers. These are structured elegant evening and cocktail wears. Perfect for the festive season! They were showcased in one corner of the grand ballroom.

The evening was anything but boring as many TV celebs were seen cheering the designer duo. Beauty queens Parvathy Omnakuttan, Amruta Patki, Urvashi Rautela, actress Rashmi Nigam, model Freddy Daruwala were seen at the event among others.

Parvathy Omnakuttan,  Amruta Patki, Riddhi Siddhi Mapxencar

Beauty queens Parvathy Omnakuttan and Amruta Patki along with the designers

Celebrity Chef Ajay Chopra also dished out some amazing food at the cocktail evening. Sous vide chicken roulade with cauliflower espuma, carrot brittle and jus jelly were served live from counters. I am still thinking about the chicken roulade.

chicken roulade

Chicken roulade….

Everything was served with molecular gastronomy in mind. Even the deserts were bite sized. Of course, fashionistas love bite size food. It helps them to keep the makeup in place for a very long time. No second applications of lipsticks required! Jokes apart, it was perfect for a cocktail evening where guests were busy mingling and socializing with their wine tulips in one hand.

Urvashi Rautela, Riddhi Siddhi Mapxencar

Urvashi Rautela with the designers and the chef

Chef Ajay Chopra designed beautiful cakes with 3D floral motifs and floral lace fondants. It was pretty evident that food designed by the chefs was completely inspired by fashion. What a great combination! I had an awesome time eating delicious food and absorbing fashion all around me at this event.

Rashmi Nigam, Chef Ajay Chopra, The Westin Mumbai

Chef Ajay Chopra with Rashmi Nigam

About MumbaiGloss

Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India,,, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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