March 8, 2014 1330 reads 2 comments
Bollywood films always inspire style and fashion, and actress Deepika Padukone's classic updo in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" has done the same.
Get your own version of the simple yet sophisticated bun using the following six simple steps as suggested by Navyata Malkani from YouTube channel FOMO (Fashion On My Own):
* Step 1: Start by applying a smoothing detangler or a serum on your damp hair to tame the frizz, making your hair more manageable
* Step 2: Next, part your hair into two halves horizontally, thus just taking a small section of hair from the forehead to the crown area. Backcomb the former half of the hair very thoroughly to add some volume.
* Step 3: Likewise, roughly divide the hair into as many sections as possible and similarly backcomb all the sections to add volume and bounce to your hair. Make sure to do this well as this will reflect well towards the end of the process.
* Step 4: Now take the front section of your hair and smoothen it out using a comb to make it look neater and pin it all up at the back, near your crown area, using bobby pins.
* Step 5: Once you’ve done that, form the bun using the remaining half of the hair and twist it around forming it a neat bun and pin up the bun tightly using bobby pins. You will notice that the backcombing has added volume to the bun and the hair making it look poofy.
* Step 6: To complete the look, roughly loosen a few strands of hair on the corners of your face in order to define the frame of your face and your Deepika Padukone look is now complete!
To keep up with the age of contemporary advances, actor Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s production banner Grazing Goat Pictures recently launched Grazing Goat Digital. The first venture to emerge is the Youtube channel “FOMO Fashion On My Own”, a Hindi fashion channel which helps trend-conscious women transform into glamorous goddesses without having to step into a salon.
March 7, 2014 224 reads 0 comments
Fashion designer Ritu Beri has created a special 'Women Solidarity Scarf' on the occasion of International Women's Day, which falls Saturday.
The scarf was jointly released by ASSOCHAM Ladies League (ALL) and JW Marriott here Friday.
"The aim of this Solidarity Scarf is to become a visible public symbol of self-esteem, sisterhood and strength among women of all ages of all countries," Beri said in a statement.
"The Solidarity Scarf is launched to mark the celebration of International Women's Day and show love, respect and appreciation towards women and their achievements in economic, political and social spheres," she added.
Harbeen Arora, ALL global chairperson, congratulated everyone associated with the initiative and said that ALL will promote this public symbol of Solidarity Scarf globally "so that a billion women's voices can be amplified and heard across borders".
March 7, 2014 350 reads 0 comments
Designer Manish Malhotra will showcase his version of summer affair through flowing fabrics, bold prints and more at the opening of forthcoming Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) summer-resort 2014.
The premier five-day fashion event will begin March 12, but Malhotra’s collection titled A Summer Affair will be showcased on March 11 night at the Grand Hyatt here.
“A Summer Affair is influenced by the romanticism that exists in today's day and age... where layers and boundaries are surpassed... the young in love are distracted and are expressing their individuality,” Malhotra said in a statement.
Sheer and lightweight fabrics such as organza, georgette and tulle make the ensembles in hues of pink, powder blue and beige summer-friendly.
The men’s collection has outfits with print on print and different textures in contemporary Indian jackets. Kurtas also get a makeover as shirt kurtas.
Also consisting of summer skirt lehengas with pockets, bolero jackets with kurtas and easy slim pants, the range will also be available at his new stores here and in New Delhi.
March 6, 2014 434 reads 0 comments
Namrata Joshipura will be the grand finale designer for the autumn-winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, starting March 26 at Pragati Maidan here.
“I am very honoured to be the grand finale designer at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week. I have had a long association with Wills Lifestyle and FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) and am looking forward to a great experience and collaboration with them,” the designer said in a statement.
She will present contemporary silhouettes which will be a modern interpretation of artisanal embellishments.
“The collection will be a further exploration of my aesthetic, which is ‘modern interpretation of artisanal embellishment techniques’ paired with edgy and forward silhouettes,” she said.
The designer will also create an exclusive collection that will be retailed from Wills Lifestyle stores across the country.
Commenting on the association, Atul Chand, divisional chief executive, ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Business Division said: “Wills Lifestyle has taken the unique initiative of partnering with India’s leading designers to retail the exclusive co-creations at the stores. This enables the fashion industry in reaching out to consumers across the country thus furthering the business of fashion."
March 6, 2014 448 reads 0 comments
The sun has begun to assume summer heat proportions, and it's the best time to stock up some easy-to-wear and comfortable bottom-wear. An Indian ethnic wear brand has launched a new range of loungers to cater to fashionistas.
BIBA has introduced a fashionable range of bottom-wear available in different styles and funky fusion prints
The collection has a variety of styles inspired from Indian heritage, designed in sync with the latest international trends.
“These have been styled in an easy-to-wear relaxed and comfortable way to give a stylised look and a sense of freedom to move around. This new range of Loungers is a contemporary collection of bottom-wear that is sure to excite the youth and fashionable urban women of today,” read a statement.
The Loungers are available in four broad categories to suit different choices:
Farshi Loungers: The Farshi Pajama is a traditional Indian bottom that was worn between late 17th and early 20th centuries in the Muslim courts and by royalty and ladies from privileged classes. Farshi means associated with the 'farsh' or floor. When combined with the word Pajama, the term evolves to signify a bottom-wear garment that falls generously on the floor, and trails as one walks. Team it up with short and long kurtas and you are sure to make a fashion statement.
Jaipur Loungers: A tourist-like look that can be easily co-ordinated with short and long kurtas.
Safari Loungers: A range of straight, cotton palazzo pants that are comfortable, breathable and easy-to-wear. These Loungers come in colorful, fusion prints and embroideries at the hem. Team them with kurtas or kurtis and you are sure to get noticed.
Banjara Loungers: A new range of unique embroidered anklets which have a smart, slimming effect and make you feel great. A refreshing change from the plain bottoms, the embroidery and the crop of the anklets make for a style statement. These can be teamed with long kurtas and short kurtis to make you feel and look different.
The price ranges between Rs.599 and Rs.1199.