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Enjoy Being Woman on This Women’s Day!

On this Women’s Day, I feel, we, as woman, should liberate. Liberate from being judged, liberate from the feeling of ‘how do I look?’, liberate from the feeling of ‘indirect social responsibily’, and enjoy every moment of our lives. By saying this I also mean that it should not limit to this day only, rather we should use today to introspect & unwind our inhibitions.
I have tried to curate few suggestions for Women’s day; but again, i will say-liberate yourself from the feeling to impress somebody, enjoy whatever you do, whatever you wear.

Try some Quirck-Jeans with Saree, dsigned by #queenofKitsch Nida Mahmood

Peplum Top with Straight Pants, a tribal offer by Tanvi Kedia

A  Good Girl look with lots of colour by Tanvi Kedia

Carol Gracious in Monisha Jaising Couture, Saree paired with stylish blouse

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Elegance in Style

My Mother is Very Elegant: Manish Malhotra

Fashion designer Manish Malhotra announced on 26th Feb.,2015 that he would take a leading role at Lakmé Fashion Week which launches WEvolve, a global campaign that empowers young men and  women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence.

This big show featuring The Blue Fashion Runway is a part of Lakmé Fashion Week’s 15 year celebrations. The global WEvolve campaign focuses on the worldwide problem of gender  violence. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 35 percent  of women worldwide, over one billion women, have or will experience  either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against men is both under-researched and  under-reported.

Manish Malhotra and his work will be showcased in WEvolve’s Blue  Fashion Runway show on March 18. The best runway faces, popular
celebrities and leading personalities from Bollywood and beyond will unite on this critical issue while celebrating the promise of a better
future.

While announcing it, Manish Malhotra gave a preview of his collection for Lakme’ Fashion Week to the media. We present here part of conversation with him with Fashion & Style Buzz team:-

Q: What is elegance to you?
MM: Elegance to me is when it does not scream, it is not crying for attention. It is a believe and courage and I feel that when you are beautiful and you feel beautiful, the true elegance is what you are, comes through.it doesn’t have to be something just screaming out, you know, so if you are wearing a beautiful neck-piece then let the necklace take over, wearing minimalistic earrings. If its a outfit which is very embroidered, over the top, cool it down with make up. Let one element takes center focus. And I think that being comfortable , not screaming and not seeking too much attention is elegance.
Q. Whom do you think is elegant?
MM: My mother is very elegant. I think, ummm, there are many women who are very elegant, it need not to be a celebrity, even from day to day walks of life, there are many elegant women. I think, the 50s & 60s era of Bollywood to me is the Indian fashion element which the most beautiful. Everything was very precise, everything was very neat. I really like that era. Like Sadhna , Madhubala, I am very influenced with that era.
Q: And does that reflect in your creations?
MM: I try to. I definitely do try to.
Q: Last year you predicted Gharara & Sharara is going to be big, and it came in vogue. What’s your prediction for this year?
MM: Yellow is going to big this year; different blues are going to be big this year. I prefer blue to black. Gharara & Sharara will still have important place in outfits.  I do lots of blue since last 2 year. Its goes well with my designing, it’s a colour which is going to stay. Blue yellow & ivory are going to be colour for this season.

Manish Malhotra's Preview for Lakme' Fashion Week

Manish Malhotra’s Preview for Lakme’ Fashion Week

Sonalika Sahay in Ivory, Yellow & Indigo Blue Dress paired with Indigo Blue Palazzos

Sonalika Sahay in Ivory, Yellow & Indigo Blue Dress paired with Indigo Blue Palazzos

Manish Malhotra's Preview for LFW, Model Sonalika Sahay & Bee Suri Donning Blue & Yellow colours

Manish Malhotra’s Preview for LFW, Model Sonalika Sahay & Bee Suri Donning Blue & Yellow colours

Q: Your name is synonym to a designing school. What is it that make you The Manish Malhotra?
MM: My journey has been very different. I began with costumes, then I learnt a lot during my work, from costume to mainstream. Now I have larger than life stores, huge clientele, it means there is something I am doing right, besides all the hardwork.

Q: You have worked with all leading actresses of Bollywood. Karishma & Urmila vouch for your designs.What is it that makes them so comfortable with you?
MM: I don’t know that. What clicks with me is that I don’t take my friendship for granted. I have very old relationships, but I consistently work hard, I never take our friendship for granted. See till date for any appointment, I have never told anyone that ‘Sorry yaar, I am going to be late’. That I never do. I think the respect I give to time, to people, it’s something that they like.
It’s their belief in me and my consisted working hard, and changing with time. I have changed with time, for better I think, don’t you also think so.

Q: Given a chance to create a dress for Madhubala, Sadhna, Wahida Rehman, Vaijayanti Mala,whom will you choose?
MM: I had a privilege of working with Wahida Rehman. Sadhna ji has certainly been very beautiful & elegant. Madhubala is not alive. I think in today’s time I would love to create dress for Wahida Rehman ji.

Manish Malhotra, Saket Dhankar (Head IMG Reliance), Purnima Lamba (Head Innovations,Lakme')

Manish Malhotra, Saket Dhankar (Head IMG Reliance), Purnima Lamba (Head Innovations,Lakme’)

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‘Jazba’ to Promote Highend Fashion

 “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yo-Yo Ma

‘Jazba‘ is an Urdu word which means passion. Passion to make new milestones, in that endeavour designers Varun Bahl and Gaurav Gupta have certainly proved that they are passionate about their work. In a gala event Jazba, conceptualized by Mr. Sunil Sethi, FDCI President & hosted by Mr. Sanjay Khanna, District Governor, Rotary International Varun Bahl and Gaurav Gupta showcased their latest collection.

Varun Bahl presented his latest wedding collection-French Floral Story. Varun collection bespoke elegance and class. He used red, white, light almond colors and used find handcrafted embroidery to add richness. It was a beautiful collection with hints of royalty. Here is my pick:

varun bahl

Varun used pastel colour with was complimented by beautiful jewellery by Apala by Sumit Sawhney

 

varun bahl3

 

Apala by Sumit added royal sparkle to Varun’s Sartorial Designs and unveiled a fusion between French flamboyance and Mughal Magnificence. Jewellery designer par excellence fused majestic finesse with avante garde as show sparkled evoking the intricacies of the Mughal Era. Duo exuded élan and style thus incredible amalgamation of fashion & opulence where style met class. Luxurious show brought forth fusion of Regal & vintage look as beautiful models strutted down the ramp clad in fascinating designs, adding sheen to the splendour. Apala’s Jewellery complemented the splendid Mughal era which has been symbol of elegance and power. His finesse was in complete display as he put forward the stratospheric level of designs. The jewellery was resplendent in dazzling silver and added Mughal flamboyance to the vintage attires.

IMG_1701 Ace Jewellery Designer Sumit Sawhney taking a bow.

Ace Jewellery Designer Sumit Sawhney taking a bow.

 

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Choose Your Valentines Day Look Carefully

Dear Peeps,
Much awaited season of love has come again. The cupid and the blessings of Saint Valentine will work, but you need to work on your look to bring timelessness in your relationship. Coco Chanel once said and I quote “As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!” So, I picked up these looks according to your suitor. Get dressed as he wants to see you, and see what in world he can do for you.

The Anarkali for Salim Look: I am sure you all remember the eternal love story of Shezada Salim and Anarkali. Salim loved her, and longed for her his whole life. To get that kind of love, here is my pick from different designers.

Rohit Bal

Rohit Bal

Joy Mitra

Joy Mitra

 

 

The Chic look for the hunk: These guys wants their girls be chic’ & trendy.It gives them a adrenalin rush if people turn their heads for their girl.Here is my pick for the V Day:

Shraddha Kapoor in Gaurav Gupta Couture

Shraddha Kapoor in Gaurav Gupta Couture

Nachiket Barve

Nachiket Barve

Rohit & Rahul

Rohit & Rahul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bohomeian Look: This look is for gypsy at heart guys. These nomad like their girls as Boho-chic’. Here is my pick for the same.

Tanvi Kedia

Tanvi Kedia

Anupamaa Dayal

Anupamaa Dayal

Anupamaa Dayal

Anupamaa Dayal

So choose your look, and conquer the heart of your beloved, because ultimately one true love is what everyone needs in life.

 

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Delhi Fashion Buzz..

Wills India Fashion Week SS,15-Day 5: adiós & gracias

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”

Ernie Harwell

 

Last day of WIFW arrived. Every designer seemed pleased and hopeful for better business; some busy in closing deals, some busy in exploring new markets, some are heading for new adventure. But everybody was satisfied, as All’s well that ends well. Its time to say goodbye and thank you to each other, isn’t it.

Here is my pick of day 5:

Joy Mitra:

Neeta Bhargava

Rehane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roopa Pemmaraju 

Nida Mahmood-Irani Cafe’

For the Grand Finale Rohit Bal show, please have a look of my previous blog.Happy Reading!http://www.willslifestyleindiafashionweek.com/

 

(Originally published on 16/10/2014)

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Grace and Style All the Way! Day-4 WIFW,SS15

Fashion always was a huge interest of mine. I love beautiful clothes. I appreciate fine beading and lovely fabrics.

sasha cohen

Day 4 of Will India Fashion Week saw balance between old and new. The young designers showed their creative best and experimented with fabrics and colours, whereas the stalwart of fashion industry Wendell Rodriques restricted himself to white and designs as simple as possible.

Here is my pick of day 4:

Sahil Kochhar – Dhoop Chhao: Sahil stole my heart by his gracious collection. The feel of fabrics and beautiful detailing from Mathura, was making the collection so wearable and unique.

Urvashi Kaur – ZIRAN-Comfortable breathing fabric and ties and dyes gave the collection a must have look for coming spring summer.

Siddartha Tytler

Vineet Bahl – Malhaar- Vineet’s collection has calming effect as Raag Malhaar has. The collection was very elegant, gracious, wearable-everything.

Raakesh Agarvwal –  Chic & Stylish designs.

Wendell Rodriques: Yoga Calm: “Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Wendell Presented his collection to support handloom weavers, handloom-a fading art. The collection was calm and serene as visible from following pics.

 (Originally published on 14/10/2014)

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Exploring New Avenues for Designs-Day3 WIFW,SS15

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

                                                             Henry David Thoreau

Day 3 was a busy busy day. So many shows, every show was unique with its own USP. What was very aspirational to see that every designer is exploring world, nature, human complexes and many avenues before putting it to their creations. Designers take it so seriously that it reflects in their outstandingly beautiful dresses.

Here is my pick of Day 3:-

Tanvi Kedia-Tanvi’s detailing is masterpiece, she does fusion at its best. She uses Indian colors, fabrics, and embroideries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kutchh and design her tunics and silhouettes. Her collection was called Tabibito.

Poonam Dubey-Shakti

http://poonamdubey.co.in/

http://poonamdubey.co.in/

Reynu Taandon-Secret Floral Garden

Anupamaa Dayal-Happy Clothes ‘Anywhere’,Colours Galore

http://www.anupamaa.com/

http://www.anupamaa.com/

Nachiket Barve-Kalahari

http://nachiketbarvedesign.com/html/profile.htm

Sree Raj Mahal Jewellers Presents Ashish N Soni

Rajesh Pratap Singh-Blue Blood

http://www.rajeshpratapsingh.com/biography.htm

Fiama Di Wills Presents Masaba

http://www.willslifestyleindiafashionweek.com/

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New Dreams,New Possibilities-Day 2 WIFW Spring Summer,15

I’m open for possibilities. I’m open for choices. I always welcome new ideas. I’m always eager to learn. I’m never going to close my mind from learning.

                                                                                                             Cesar Millan

Day 2 of Wills India Fashion Week brought freshness of ideas. The collection presented by designers were world class.

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Wills India Fashion Week Spring Summer,15-Bonjour et bienvenue!

“Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

                                                                                                                 Garrison Keillor

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