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Polo and Fashion: Could SHE Ask For Anymore?

Our in house blogger Saima Hasan of tells our readers of all the preparation and the fabulous day spent at the Royal Jaipur vs. Toronto Polo Match and the post-Polo Gala! Including outfit pictures of course! As official press sponsors, the SHE magazine team attended an amazing day of events starting with the Royal Jaipur vs Toronto Polo Match followed by an evening gala with a JJ Valaya fashion show (a leading Indian designer) . The guests of honour were HRH Diya Kumari and family, you might've seen her on Oprah's Next Chapter, when she hosted Oprah at her palace! Another guest of honour was Conservative Senator Asha Seth. The minute I got the invite, I immediately started planning my outfit: what does one wear in front of royalty? What does wear in front of horses? (super elite horses I might add). After much deliberating I picked an outfit (a maroon 3 quarter sleeve dress and a purple fascinator I bought some time ago and was dying to wear), pretty similar to a Kate Middleton ensemble, but then as the day grew closer, the temperature kept rising and the dress was far too warm. I had to switch to plan B a couple of days before; very disappointing since I had no plan B! This is where I ended up scouring Queen St for the perfect outfit that was budget-conscious and CUTE. And thanks to the fashion gods, I found it. In a Chinatown shop no less! Chinatown came to the rescue.
Since this was my first Polo match, I had no clue if what I was wearing would work but I found when I got there, it was really quite a range. From ladies dressed in cute Calvin Klein sheaths with giant sun hats, to polo shirts and khakis, I saw the gamut. Of course, I decided to do something a little different, I imagined this as a garden party so I went with that theme for myself 🙂 Frills, flowers and flowy ruled my fashion choice for the Polo match.
Here are some pics from the Polo match!

Me (Right) with the Associate Editor of SHE - Priya Kumar

The interns at SHE working hard! L to R: Frances, Elodie and Anoja

Some serious hat action

Polo players warming up!

After the HOT but fun day, we rushed home to quickly do an outfit change for the evening gala dinner at the Liberty Grand and House of Valaya fashion show. Valaya is one of the top Indian designers and his collection was gorgeous, (see below) I wanted it all!

SHE Magazine represents! Our booklet provided interesting reading for the night


Elodie and I at the Gala dinner

Here are some of my favourite picks from the House of Vallaya collection, absolutely stunning:

House of Vallaya Fashion Show

I wanted to tell you all about my exciting day, and there you have it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it! Written by Saima Hasan of

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