By Jonathan Dsouza
Goa-born, Mumbai-bred maverick fashion designer who is known internationally as Jalebi FJ has decided to rope in Bollywood actress and adult star Sunny Leone who will be the main attraction at the GoaNow Wedding Festival. Speaking to this journalist, Jalebi FJ said, “Yes, I am participating in the GoaNow Wedding Festival to be held in Goa from 21 to 25 February 2013 and have decided to bring in Sunny Leone as my show stopper. I have already written to Sunny Leone and invited her, and she has expressed her willingness to attend. The event company has to fulfill Sunny Leone’s terms and conditions regarding travel and stay as per her requirements.”
Jalebi FJ who has worked with intentional celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and is a reputed fashion designer, well-known on the Paris fashion circuit was ecstatic that Sunny Leone would accept his invitation. “The GoaNow Wedding Festival is a very big glamour event and at par with any other fashion event in other parts of the world and it is my proud privilege that Sunny Leone has consented to walk the ramp for my collection,” he quipped.
Designer Jalebi FJ recently launched his line of hand-painted exclusive wedding and bridal lingerie collection internationally. The fabrics for the lingerie collection include lycra, lace and satin, the designs are made-to-order and are custom-made or bespoke. They are further hand-painted with customized designs to give them an exclusive touch. The price range of the hand-painted, customized bridal lingerie line starts at Rs 4000/- for a brassiere and can go up to Rs 50,000/- for a complete bridal inner wear set.
Now that Sunny Leone has agreed to be part of the ramp walk for the GoaNow Wedding Festival in Goa, will she also don one of the hand-painted bridal lingerie collection pieces, we asked Jalebi FJ – Let’s wait and watch he quipped, adding, “I am not going to tell you what Sunny will wear, its top secret.”
Jalebi FJ spent the early years of his life in Goa moving to Mumbai and later on to Europe. His primary schooling was in a well-known school in south Goa where he was born. He completed his education in Mumbai and then went to Europe for a course in design and textiles.