Events

Exhibition in Nehru Center@Mayfair London:Celebrating creative personalities and forms with vibrant & artistic Monaara August 16 2015

Please join us for Monaara's art & fashion exhibition - Celebrating creative personalities and forms with vibrant & artistic Monaara London. During the event Monaara artwork and scarves from Collection One & Collection Two will be at display.

In addition, participate in a scarf tying and draping workshop by a leading stylist and fashion photographer - Ray Galizene & Monika

Programme ---
Monday, Sept 28 2015
5:00 pm: Drinks, Nibbles & Mingle
6:00 pm: Monaara Art Exhibition Inauguration
6:30 pm: Knots & Drapes - by Ray
& Monika

......Art Exhibition Continues until Thursday, 1st Oct

About the Exhibition ---
This Monaara exhibition celebrates famous creative personalities and their reflection in a positive, vibrant & colourful context.

The artist, Monika has been inspired by lives of creative personalities such as Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and has portrayed them on her mental canvas. The choice of personalities is inspired by the character, context and silhouette their persona portrays. Choice is influenced by celebrities who carry a sharp contrast in their vibrant existence esp. at the peak moments in their brilliant journeys.

Expect influence of Monika’s fashion pedigree, so spectrum of vibrant colors blending in harmony with talking and existential life alike.

In addition, Monika attempts to paint her fascination with joy spreading and colourful butterflies, expensive parrot and alternative and a punk elephant.

She also shares Kathakali, a manifestation of Kathakali, a dancing state of Lord Krishna

Visit: www.monaara.com

Event Link: Monaara exhibition at Nehru Center

http://www.nehrucentre.org.uk/events/details/article/exhibition-celebrating-creative-personalities-and-forms-with-vibrant-artistic-monaara.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=26&tx_ttnews%5BcalendarYear%5D=2015&tx_ttnews%5BcalendarMonth%5D=9&cHash=91f7b45800ef05b41a95d1a53a3a8add


About Monika ---
Monika grew up in an Indian family trading fabric since 1960s and went on to study fashion. While working at major Indian design houses for ten years, her work was inspired by the vibrancy of Indian colour palette. Monika is the creative DNA behind Monaara, vibrant artistic fashion

Monika’s style revolves around giving a vibrant treatment to simple yet classic subjects. She also reflects upon herself as an artist observing the world from her own comfort zone, experiencing the ripples of jovial & dismal emotional variations at all times.

About Ray ---
Ray Galizene will show you how to tie and position your scarves to showcase the designs and to add impact to your look. Ray has provided his scarf styling expertise to a wide range of clients including Hermes, Nordstrom and Korean Airlines alongside his successful career in Fashion Photography. A Monaara scarf deserves to be shown in a way that makes a statement - and this mini-workshop will give you the basics to build on as you enter the bold world of Monaara.
Venue: Nehru Center,8 South Audley Street London W1K 1HF

Nearest Tube Stations: Hyde Park Corner, Green Park

Contact: 0044.(0)7456.489.777 or contact@monaara.com

 


The Hampshire Hog in Hammersmith hosts Monaara: Bold, vibrant & Artistics Scarves & Paintings by Monika D Kalra August 14 2014

The Hampshire Hog hosts Monaara by Monika D Kalra this August 2014. Monika, the artist, fashion designer, stylist and Chief creator behind Monaara will have her colorful & exquisite scarves and paintings on display at The Hampshire Hog, Pub & Pantry, the best garden in Hammersmith.
 
Location:  227 KING STREET, LONDON W6 9JT Tel: 020 8748 3391
Contact:  monika@monaara.com, 07456489777
Transport: Tube Stations - Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Dates*: Thu - Sun, 21-24 Aug & 28-21 Aug 2014
Open Hours: 12 noon - 10 pm
* Paintings will continue to be on display during throught 21-31 Aug 
 
Born and brought up in a family trading fabrics since 1960's, Monika founded Monaara after moving to London. The purpse is twofold - 
 
The first is to allow fans of Monika's art to wear a piece of her art - in the form of a scarf. The boldness and the vibrancy of her patterns & art, makes the scarves such a distinctive and noteworthy fashion accessory, that a Monaara is all you need to make a fashion statement (with an LBD).
 
The second is to allow people to experience a bit of a gorgeous silk sari, without actually wearing a sari, but in the form of a scarf. The scarves are pure satin silk, and are fine baby-roll hand hemmed. They are even more delicate and fine than the finest of silk saris, and bring with it the elegance and grace similar to what is experienced when one wears a sari.
 
Monika continues to believe that “Trends are transient but styles are forever” and actively engages with people in discovering their personal styles. Diverse subjects in her designs suit versatile feminine moods and constructs.
Visitors will get a chance to try out exclusive Monaara scarves also get personal styling advise from Monika on contemporary ways to wear scarves.
 
About The Hampshire Hog
The Hog specializes in seasonal, responsibly sourced food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  All complimented by well-loved beers, innovative cocktails and an eclectic selection of organic and biodynamic wines. The family friendly pub provides 90 covers in a beautifully crafted, harmonious, original style in a light airy building, with a stunning garden for sunny days.
About Monaara
Monaara is a bold, vibrant and artistic scarves and paintings based on works of fashion designer, stylist and emerging artist Monika D Kalra
 
Born and brought up in Delhi a family trading fabric since 1960s, Monika grew up being neighbours envy wearing hand-stitched and dare to wear silhouettes from leftover fabrics. She went on to study Fashion Design in 2000 and spent formative stages of her career at major Indian design houses like Satya Paul and Vasari, her last role being Creative Head of Tejoo Fashions.
 
She started Monaara after moving to London. With Monaara scarves and paintings she brings together the richness & vibrancy of Indian fashion colour palette in a contemporary western context. With rich satin silk hand hemmed scarves, she also makes possible for people to experience the elegance and finesse of a silk Sari, the traditional 9 yard Indian attire.

Visit Monaara @ Artfordable Exhibition, 9-10 August, 13 The Gallery, London N16 9BS July 29 2014

 

 

Announcing our upcoming arts fair exhibition featuring scarves and paintings  done by Monika Kalra, Chief Creator@Monaara.

Monaara - by Monika is a bold and versatile affair. Expect bold & vibrant concoctions of colourful and unique treatment to universal subjects almost up to defiance.

Themes on display will encompass Aqua, Masks, Bliss, Liquor & Fashion Geometry.  

Date and Time
Saturday and Sunday, 9th - 10th August, 12:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue: 13 The Gallery, 13 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16 9BS

Buses: 21, 73, 141, 341, 476
Train and underground stations: Canonbury (10 minute walk), Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction (15min), Highbury & Islington (20min)
Car parking: pay&display, free after 6.30pm weekdays, after 1.30pm Saturdays and all day Sundays (please note that hours are limited during Emirate Stadium event days). 

Contact: 0044.(0)7456.489.777 or contact@monaara.com

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About Monika D Kalra

Monika is a contemporary Indian artist and a fashionista. Her style is characterized by vibrant concoctions of bold, colourful and unique subjects. Her distinctive treatment to universal subjects brings out boldness, almost up to defiance. Creations extend from a fantasy world of under water, to distinct themes around liquor, fashion geometry, masks, language of signs.

Media manifestations vary across oil, pastels and digital. On display will also be some digital imprints on pure silk.

Collections on Display

Mask: We all stay masked, to fool ourselves, to pretend to others. Play it for defense or offense or just fun, your choice. Masks can be imposed or prescribed, can be groomed from or coaxed into. Some are for just the evening and others are forever. Traditional or contemporary, keep evolving. Masking is manifestation the accomplished, the adaptable, the multifaceted. If looks can be deceiving then masks are stockade for the illusionist in us!

Aqua: Marine life represents a vibrant colour palette with reds, blues, greens and glare poster paints. Calm and exploratory nature has long kept city dwellers surprised yet inspired. The reflection and refraction of light from some of these vibrant attitudes and colours creates unique opportunities ready to be attempted. These designs are also remnants of the pristine marine life and keeps bringing us back to the timeless moments we have had

Fashion Geometry: Shapes and Sizes continue to bother fashion designers. Endless moments are spent in illustrating and visualizing designs that signify unique characteristics shapes bring in.

Liquor: This collection is a tribute to folklore cultivating the best of dose from across the world and the flora and engulfing habitat that forms the basis of heady experience civilizations have continued to savour.

Bliss: Celebration of different flavors of a blissful feminine existence. Gorgeous ride with flowery flowing damsel, mermaid fashionara and a calmed Indian lady. Our creator has attempted to illustrate what a women represents with a multitude of vibrant and colorful elements. 

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Exhibition: A bold, vibrant & artistic rendezvous with Monaara@Nehru Center, London 30 June to 4 July 2014 December 09 2013

Announcing our upcoming art exhibition featuring work done by Monika, Chief Creator@Monaara.

Monaara - by Monika is a bold and versatile affair. Expect bold & vibrant concoctions of colourful and unique treatment to universal subjects almost up to defiance. 

Themes on display Aqua, Masks, Bliss, Liquor & Fashion Geometry.  

Venue: Nehru Center,8 South Audley Street London W1K 1HF

Nearest Tube Stations: Hyde Park Corner, Green Park

Contact: 0044.(0)7456.489.777 or contact@monaara.com

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SCHEDULE

6:15 - 7:00pm: Inaugration and Opening

Please join us on this important moment, and give us the opportunity to enjoy a glass of a red with you.

Click to Register

The exhibition continues until 04-July during office hours 10:00am - 6:00pm

 

Updated pictures from the events

 

 

Experience Art and Style Workshops with Monika
Free Entry, Limited Seats. Please register at www.meetup.com/fashion-arts-drapes/

5:30 - 7:00 pm, 1 Jul: Contemporary Drapes of Sari’s & Scarves – by Monika
Different drape styles -. Contemporary and experimental will be demonstrated. Join us, be surprised, surprise us, experiment!

Register Here It's Free - Limited Seats!

 


Updated pictures from the workshop

 

Read on for more details on the exhibition. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Exhibition Details

About Monika D Kalra

Monika is a contemporary Indian artist and a fashionista. Her style is characterized by vibrant concoctions of bold, colourful and unique subjects. Her distinctive treatment to universal subjects brings out boldness, almost up to defiance. Creations extend from a fantasy world of under water, to distinct themes around liquor, fashion geometry, masks, language of signs.

Media manifestations vary across oil, pastels and digital. On display will also be some digital imprints on pure silk.

Collections on Display

Mask: We all stay masked, to fool ourselves, to pretend to others. Play it for defense or offense or just fun, your choice. Masks can be imposed or prescribed, can be groomed from or coaxed into. Some are for just the evening and others are forever. Traditional or contemporary, keep evolving. Masking is manifestation the accomplished, the adaptable, the multifaceted. If looks can be deceiving then masks are stockade for the illusionist in us!

Aqua: Marine life represents a vibrant colour palette with reds, blues, greens and glare poster paints. Calm and exploratory nature has long kept city dwellers surprised yet inspired. The reflection and refraction of light from some of these vibrant attitudes and colours creates unique opportunities ready to be attempted. These designs are also remnants of the pristine marine life and keeps bringing us back to the timeless moments we have had

Fashion Geometry: Shapes and Sizes continue to bother fashion designers. Endless moments are spent in illustrating and visualizing designs that signify unique characteristics shapes bring in.

Liquor: This collection is a tribute to folklore cultivating the best of dose from across the world and the flora and engulfing habitat that forms the basis of heady experience civilizations have continued to savour.

Bliss: Celebration of different flavors of a blissful feminine existence. Gorgeous ride with flowery flowing damsel, mermaid fashionara and a calmed Indian lady. Our creator has attempted to illustrate what a women represents with a multitude of vibrant and colorful elements.

www.monaara.com

facebook.com/monaaralondon

twitter.com/monaaralondon