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10 WEDDING LOOKS TO STEAL FROM INDIA COUTURE WEEK 2016

Last week witnessed the country’s most celebrated event with A-list fashion designers coming together and enchanting us with their brilliant craftsmanship. The India Couture Week 2016 gave us major wedding outfit goals!

 

Manish Malhotra

Ace fashion designer showcased his collection ‘The Persian Story’ with a beautiful display of intricate motif embroidery on aged velvet creating an old world charm.

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Anita Dongre

A bride with the cornrows! Anita Dongre’s ‘Epic Love’ inspired by Mughal Gardens totally got us hooked with the entire boho princess look.

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Tarun Tahiliani

Taking us back to the roots, the designer displayed his collection ‘The Last Dance of the Courtesans’ paying ode to the royal courtesans. Keeping his collection super glamorous yet contemporary, the designer nailed the theme.

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Reynu Taandon

Inspired by the Rajasthani Heritage with a touch of traditional craftsmanship, Reynu Taandon awed us with her collection ‘Kamangari’. The collection was dominated by Rajasthani art motifs and traditional colors worn by the Rajastani brides.

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Rimple & Hapreet Narula

Who said Indian bride can’t wear white?! Drawing the inspiration from late Khalil Gibran, the duo-designer rolled out their collection ‘Hiraeth’. The collection highlighted with work ranging from thread embroidery to sequences in sizes big and small is ideal for the brides who aren’t afraid of experimenting.

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Varun Bahl

Master couturier Varun Bahl’s ‘Vintage Garden’ collection was high on structure and petals. Inspired by the range of colourful flowers, the collection talks about exactly what 21st century brides would like to don on their D-Day.

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Manav Gangwani

Titled Begum-e-Jannat, the designer turned heads with his collection inspired by Mughal Era. A stunner, as what we like to call, the collection embraced the true essence of royal age with intricate details and bold colours.

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Rohit Bal

Bringing the curtain down at India Couture Week 2016, Rohit Bal slayed the runway with his magical collection ‘Kehkashaan’ inspired from the  grandeur of the Czars Russia. Heavily embroidered and bejewelled silhouettes featuring floor-sweeping anarkalis, majestic lehengas, ravishing gowns were nothing less than a masterpiece.

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Don’t tell us these didn’t have you dreaming about your wedding outfit!

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10 Outfits At The Billboard Music Awards That Gave Us The Feels

Just as we were recuperating from the glam gala a.k.a. the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the Billboard Music Awards happened in Las Vegas this weekend. And frankly, now we need some serious CPR! Here are the 10 divas responsible for it.

 

  1. Ariana Grande

We let out a ‘yaba daba doo’ as Grande went ‘blue daba dee’ in this smoking hot blue and black Atelier Versace dress.Ariana-Grande

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  1. Laverne Cox

Give us a moment as we get our breath back. Laverne Cox looked like a billion bucks in this black and beige train gown. The diva gave all the girls a reason to hit the gym. Just look at them curves!Laverne-Cox

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  1. Kesha

Kesha looked every bit as glamorous in a violet embroidered pant-suit layered with a white button down. The singer added to the charm with a pair of golden shimmer block heels.kesha

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  1. Ciara

Ciara absolutely slayed onlookers with this silver Philip Plein ‘peek-a-boo’ number paired with those strappy stilettos.Ciara

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  1. Priyanka Chopra

More Atelier Versace was spotted as Chopra walked down in this brilliant blue halter neck gown.priyanka chopra

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  1. Lucy Hale

Hale sported a delicate lace skirt teamed with a pretty plum high-collar top that matched her statement box clutch.lucy hale

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  1. Demi Lovato

The former Disney starlet rocked a chic gothic look in this Chanel pairing complete with kinky leather gloves and dark eyes.demi lovato

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  1. Zendaya

Zendaya looked effortlessly elegant in a peach crop top and high-waited fish-cut skirt from Calvin Klein Collection.Zendaya

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  1. Halsey

The young singer stunned onlookers in a glamorous graphic Fausto Puglisi ensemble teamed with silver daintly silver stilettos.Halsey

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  1. Kate Beckinsale

A flawless vision in white, Beckinsale made us skip a beat as she walked in in this crisp Hamel gown with the plunging neckline.Kate Beckinsale

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Major fashion goals have been set!

Top 10 Jaw Dropping Looks At The Met Gala

Unless you live under a solid rock, devoid of any information from the outside world, you’d have known by now about the star-studded fashion parade that was the Met Gala. The evening saw the who’s who of the Big Apple and Hollywood gathered together in a swarm of enviable ensembles. Here are our 10 favorite picks.

 

  1. Nina Dobrev

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t cry a little when I saw this floating vision in fawn. Nina Dobrev wore an elegant Marchesa gown embellished with sequins.nina-dobrev-gettyimages-527359446_2

 

  1. Emma Stone

The actress graced the event with a pristine white clinched-at-the waist Prada number. The plunging neckline and overstated belt added just the right amount of glam.emma-stone_1

 

  1. Zendaya

Decked in a Michael Kors pick the actress looked gorgeous. The caramel brown sequinned gown that only the sleek Zendaya could slip into, was perfection.zendaya-gettyimages-527359892_1

 

  1. Jourdan Dunn

It was platinum all the way for Jourdan Dunn. The sultry model opted for a shiny number by Balmain, one that totally complemented her silver and coal ombre locks.jourdan-dunn.jpg

 

  1. Uma Thurman

Looking clean and sharp as ever, Uma Thurman went for an asymmetric-hemmed white ensemble by Tommy Hilfiger, which she paired with a sleek hairdo and strappy stilettoes.uma-thurman

 

  1. Alessandra Ambrosio

The stunning Brazilian model turned heads in a gorgeous eggshell crochet gown by Balmain. Clinched at the waist with a statement metallic belt, Ambrosio was walking proof of the fact that crochet is still in fashion.alessandra

 

  1. Jessica Hart

Standing out amid the sea of gorgeous gowns and high heels was Jessica Hart in her maroon and beige Azzedine Alaia crop top and asymmetric skirt. Hart coupled the chic ensemble with a pair of high ankle boots that spelled out glam!jessica-hart

 

  1. Emma Watson

Our tear ducts gave into the pressure yet again. Emma Watson looked flawless (yet again) in a regal and crisp off-shoulder black and white design by Calvin Klein.gallery-1462239520-best-dressed-emma-watson

 

  1. Amber Heard

The gorgeous lady in Ralph Lauren, Heard went for a champagne satin trail gown gathered at the side and paired with towering stilettoes. The actress totally slayed it with a sultry red lip and golden tresses swooped to one side.amber-heard_2

 

  1. Karlie Kloss

Another surreal vision in white, Karlie Kloss flaunted a sweltering Brandon Maxwell design that did complete justice to those curves and our eyes.karlie-kloss_1

*wolf whistles*

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A Beauty Tête-à-tête With The Gorgeous Bipasha Basu

6819778-bipasha-basuUnless you live under a rock, you’d have seen a beaming, radiant and prettier than ever Bipasha Basu splashed across your social media feed. Ever wondered what (apart from a certain Mr. Grover) gets her looking as radiant? Well, we got chatting with the actress and dug out all her beauty and skin care secrets. Have a look!

 

  1. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

I absolutely need to have to start my day by drinking at least four to six glasses of water, followed by eating a handful of almonds that have been soaked overnight. It’s like a powerful cleansing ritual!

 

  1. What is Bipasha Basu’s everyday skin care routine?

No surprises here. I just believe in the four golden rules of skin care – cleansing, scrubbing, toning and moisturising. I never leave my house without a sunscreen to constantly protect my skin against any harmful UV exposure. I end my day by dabbing almond oil on the delicate under-eye skin to keep it from looking tired.

 

  1. How do you manage your skin’s health despite all the makeup and tiresome work?

My face is always covered with so many products during work that I completely swear off it when I’m not working. I always keep my skin hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. I also make it a point to maintain a consistent healthy diet and exercise regularly for radiant skin. All of this combined with a beauty sleep keeps me glowing at all times.

 

  1. Which is the one skin care product you can’t live without?

I think it would be my sunscreen since it’s crucial for protecting my skin. With crazy back-to-back shoots, I barely know where I am going to be and for how long.

 

  1. Which is your go-to make up product?

I will have to say Jasmine oil, without a doubt. Not exactly a make-up product but I love it since it keeps my skin nourished at all times.Vine-Vera-Best-Essential-Oils-for-Women-Jasmine

 

  1. How important is food in maintaining beautiful body and skin?

Extremely! I think the food you eat makes up for 50% of how healthy you or your skin is. I try to maintain a balanced diet full of leafy greens, fish, nuts, fruit and carbs. It’s all about proportions and your body needs a little bit of everything. I don’t believe in completely refraining myself from eating anything, that’s just impractical. So I escape the guilt by eating my favourite desserts in small portions.

 

  1. A natural/homemade remedy that you swear by?

My home remedy to beautiful skin and healthy living is simply drinking multiple glasses of water throughout the day. It’s the most organic and effective way that works for everyone!

 

  1. What is the one skin care blunder everyone should avoid?

Stepping out without sunblock! There’s no quicker way to ruin your skin.

 

  1. Which is your ideal make up shopping destination?

Paris – it has all my favourite products from almost every brand in the world and there is practically nothing you can’t find in the city. Plus let’s not forget, you can always find a great place for the crepes and coffee.paris

 

  1. A quick word of beauty advice to our readers…

Invest in a good conditioner and don’t skip the weekly hair oil massage – it’ll protect your hair against all those harmful chemicals and heat from styling products. Finally, nothing works better than getting a good night’s rest so make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

 

Step into Bipasha’s skin with her pick of products in the April Beauty Box. Order it here!

 

April Beauty Box: Why Bipasha Basu’s Choice Should Be Yours Too

Hello beauties! As you all might know, The Label Life style editor, Bipasha Basu has handpicked this month’s Beauty Box. The Bong beauty cannot be doubted when it comes to beauty and wellness and that is exactly why we stand by her picks, no questions asked. The actress talks to us about her selection and tells us why the 5 products in the April Beauty Box must be in your vanity kit.about-img-5.jpg

 

  1. Rene Furterer Paris – Hair Care

The hair care range by Rene Furterer Paris is just the tonic your tresses and scalp need this summer. Fortified with a careful selection of nourishing essential oils, the products will nourish all kinds of hair – from dry to oily – hair from the roots all the ways to the tips.

Bipasha Says: “The Rene Furterer hair care range gives my hair a quick refreshing fix when I am forever stuck on sets.”rene_carthame_shampoo_800

 

  1. BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish

The BBLUNT hair polish gives the dullest of strands a glossy salon-like finish instantly. The nourishing formula rich in silk ilk proteins, provitamin B5 and vitamin E gives your hair maximum shine on the outside with supreme care from inside.

Bipasha Says: “This BBLUNT Hair Polish helps me get an impeccably flawless finish.”

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  1. O3+ Milk Scrub

Fortified with real milk, the O3+ Milk Scrub exfoliates, cleanses and brightens your skin, while getting rid of white heads and black heads. Regular usage will leave your skin healthier, cleaner and lighter.

Bipasha Says: “(It) nourishes and exfoliates my skin without drying it out.”o3+ milk scrub

 

  1. Roberto Cavalli Paradiso Azzurro

A stimulating spring/summer fragrance, Paradiso Azzuro plays on the essence of the Mediterranean Coast. With a crisp breezy note followed by soft floral tones coupled with a woody base note of cypress and musk, the perfume is sultry hypnosis in a bottle.

Bipasha Says: “Just a dash of the Paradiso Azzuro by Roberto Cavalli leaves me with a sweet lingering fragrance.”Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 3.28.39 AM

 

  1. Fran Wilson MoodMatcher

This revolutionary range of lip stains by Fran Wilson provides 12-hour coverage without so much as a smudge. The fade-proof, smear-proof and most importantly kiss-proof formula is enriched with vitamins keeps your pout colored and moisturized for hours.

Bipasha Says: “The MoodMatcher lipsticks in all their brightness are perfect for a candid selfie, and they are so long lasting, I never have to do a single touch up!”moodmatcher

 

Now go ahead, order your box now!

10 Inspirational Women To Laud This International Women’s Day

The 8th day of March marks a special day on the calendar. Here are 10 women who broke away from the resolute society mindset and carved a niche of their very own. Here’s to their undying spirit of being winners, achievers and most of all to their spirit of womanhood.

  1. Rosa Parks

One simple gesture and three simple words – “No I’m not” – made Rosa Parks a criminal and an overnight icon for the US Civil Rights Movement. Her crime? She dared to refuse a “white person” who asked her to give up her seat in a bus.Rosa-Parks

 

  1. Malala Yousafzai

The modern-day flagbearer of equality, Malala is one woman the entire globe looks up to. the 17-year old Nobel Prize winner stands strong on her beliefs despite a near death experience as a young girl.GTY_malala_yousafzai_jt_131006_16x9_992

 

  1. Kalpana Chawla

Chawla became the first Indian woman to touch the skies (literally). The Indo-American astronaut although couldn’t make it back safe, continues to inspire millions of aspiring astronauts the world over.kalpana

 

  1. Coco Chanel

The legendary designer blurred all gender norms with her revolutionary style and designs that spelled out androgyny.coco-chanel-3

 

  1. Bachendri Pal

The Indian mountaineer did her country proud, as she became the first woman to Summit Mt. Everest –the highest peak on land – in 1948.MP-govt-honours24036

 

  1. Mary Wollstonecraft

Probably one of the first vicars of women’s right and feminism, in 1972 Wollstonecraft suggested that men and women should be considered equal as rational beings.Mary-Wollstonecraft

 

  1. Arunima Sinha

Not only did Arunima Sinha, a national level volleyball player, tackle the world’s highest peak – Mt. Everest – she did so despite an amputated leg post a fatal attack where she was brutally thrown off a train by a bunch of thieves.604x403xarunimasinha2015030306072354f54f9bd72dc-1024x683.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vb0VtECkIZ

 

  1. Marie Curie

With two Nobel Prizes to her name (1903 and 1911), Madame Curie fought off sexism throughout her shining career. Apart from her groundbreaking work on X-Rays, she also helped arm ambulances with x-ray gear, driving them herself to the front lines during the Great War.madame-curie

 

  1. Florence Nightingale

The celebrated woman went against the wishes of her family and became a nurse and took an army of 38 nurses to Turkey’s military hospital during the Crimean War of 1853. This was the first time women had been allowed to do so.florence-nightingale2

 

  1. Valentina Tereshkova

Another inspiring woman to have touched the stars, Valentina, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union became the first woman in space, orbiting the earth forty-eight times at the mere of 26!Valentina-Tereshkova

 

And although 10 is too small a number to applaud the innumerable successful professionals, homemakers, mothers, wives and daughters all over the world, we salute women every one of these inspiring women and what they stand for.

And to commemorate International Women’s Day, My Envy Box gives all you beauties a special 15% discount on the March Beauty Box, one month Jewelry Box and on all Eminence products. Offer valid only on the 8th of March ’16 so make the most of it, ladies!BIG-BANNER

Manish The Maverick! Designer bestowed with highest French Honour.

On Tuesday, February 16th, stellar fashion designer Manish Arora was hinged with the list of Indians honoured by the French government for commendable work in the fields of fashion, art and cinema.

Arora was revered with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), which is the highest French civilian distinction.

“The award comes in recognition of his creations and significant contribution to the fashion world, as well as his longstanding ties with France,” said Francois Richier, French ambassador to India, at the ceremony.manish_arora

“The more I knew him, the more I was astonished by his personality,” Richier said about Manish. “I would like to mention that people think that fashion is all about the show, but it is about a lot of hard work, discipline and dedication.

“Beyond what Manish has created, he also represents India. In Paris, everybody now says that Indian fashion is Manish Arora. Some people might think that becoming such an important person in the Paris fashion scene was a conquest for him, but I think we have conquered him because he could have moved to any other place in the world, but finally he settled in France.Manish-arora-2015-SS2

“Those who wonder why Paris remains the fashion capital of the world – it is not just because of French fashion designers, but precisely because we successfully attract people like Manish.” The ambassador gushed as he also told the guests that he and Manish shared the same hairdresser. A French bromance, is it?

“The first day we met, I thought that I could have nothing to do with this man, who is doing incredible things when I am a dull civil servant. But (it turned out that) we shared the same hairdresser.

“Sharing a hairdresser when you have no hair is a good introduction to Manish Arora’s philosophy. We have built our friendship on that basis and it has flourished, so it proves that even if we don’t grow our hair, we can continue to grow our friendship!” he beamed.Manish-Arora-legion-of-honour-1

 

As for Arora, it’s another huge feather in the Francophile’s eclectic hat and we couldn’t be any prouder. Kudos to the designer!

5 Divas And Their Winter Beauty Secrets

As comforting as your fuzzy duvet and hot cocoa might be, the sight of dead flaky skin sucks the beauty out of winter. So we thought we’d turn to some flawless skinned divas for winter skin advice. Here’s what they do to maintain their fabulous glow even in the winter months.

 

  1. Taylor Swift

The gorgeous vocalist vouches by Argan oil, for her silky tresses and supple skin, even in the driest and coldest weathers. Well the oil definitely gets Swift ‘Back To December’ with a glow every year!

 

  1. Deepika Padukone

The Bollywood starlet never fails to take away our breath with that perfection. With cleaning, cleansing and moisturizing routine on point, Deepika swears by Hot Coconut Oil for an enviable mane.

 

  1. Kylie Minogue

You know your skin is flawless when it makes you look atleast a decade younger! Singing sensation Kylie will blow you away with her humble little skin secret. She uses the Pond’s Moisturizing Cold Cream to keep dead skin and wrinkles away.

 

  1. Priyanka Chopra

Ever wondered how Piggy Chops manages to always be pout perfect while we are clattering away in the frigid months? Her secret lies in all our fridges – fresh milk cream. The actor owes those picture perfect lips to fresh milk cream and Body Shop’s Born Lippy Balm.

 

  1. Leighton Meester

A Waldorf can never risk being seen with dull and sad skin and neither can a Meester. Leighton keeps her skin young and happy with the healing powers of products by La Roche Posay.

5 Victoria’s Secret Models Reveal Their Best Beauty Secrets

Being a Victoria’s Secret model is much more than just having a fab form or a 10 on 10 catwalk. Along with the VS tag comes a lot of skin care baggage.

This year on the brand’s 20th anniversary show, models strutted the ramp with the utmost confidence and like always left us wondering, “what do they eat”, “what’s in that make up kit” and “what do they do for that flawless skin”! The Daily Mail got digging for all the answers and here are some beauty secrets right from the gorgeous mares’ mouth!2E50DBE800000578-3312647-image-m-38_1447197216869

 

  1.  Barbara Fialho

Being the one who has to do a test run for all the pieces that go on the ramp, Barbara has to work slightly harder than the rest. When it comes to her naturally luminous skin, the model says she owes it to the crazy amounts of water that she’s been consuming for the past few months. Also, frequent trips to the steam room have left her skin looking dewy fresh.2E503F6300000578-3312647-Another_view_Seasoned_veteran_Barbara_Fialho_tells_Femail_that_a-m-54_1447201063761

 

  1. Magdalena Frackowiak

In addition to regular exercise, Magadalena’s beauty mantra is simply sticking to lots of water, getting the right amount of sleep and keeping a safe distance from alcohol. Frackowiak also believes in leaving the skin alone and not touching it too much. The model swears by natural masks made of honey, oats and other everyday product. Her go-to facemask for soft skin consists of fresh avocados and egg yolk.2E4FB42600000578-3312647-image-a-57_1447197438921

 

  1. Shanina Shaik

Shaik keeps good care of her body and skin all ear round but believes that excessive workouts right before the show can cause dirt to accumulate in the pores. A good cleanse and keeping her skin clean is what she professes.2E51DA2B00000578-3312647-image-a-60_1447197462284

 

  1. Bridget Malcolm

With good amounts of water always in tow and her fitness and dietary routine on point, Bridget vouches for an oxygen-rich facial. The regime, she says, really cleans up and tightens the pores.Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 3.46.23 am

 

  1. Devon Windsor

Another head turner who believes in keeping the body hydrated and a good nine-hour sleep, Devon follows a strict skin care regime round the year. The 21-year-old model never starts her day without a refreshing face wash followed up with regular moisturizing. In addition to that, Windsor swears by the Clarisonic face brush, which she uses a couple times a week to “keep everything tight and fresh”.2E50A8C200000578-3312647-Keeping_clear_Devon_Windsor_credits_her_flawless_complexion_to_a-m-67_1447202361558

10 Male Fashion Icons Who’ve Got Their Style Game Going Strong

The unintentional cold war between Mars and Venus is a constant that can never die down. So if women can strut the streets in head turning attire and set statements, can men be far behind? Here are 10 men who have been and will be forever associated with the term ‘style icon’.

  1. Steve McQueen

Before you roll your eyes at this predictable addition, let’s just say McQueen has totally earned it! It has never been about what he wore but how he wore it. Enough said.steve mcqueen

  1. Jean-Michael Basquiat

A celebrated graffiti artist in the 80s, Basquiat managed to create massive waves on the fashion front as well. He modeled for a Japanese label and partnered with Andy Warhol among a number of other achievements. Basquiat had a rather quaint desire of always wearing expensive suits while creating his masterpieces.jean_michel_basquiat_by_minackson-d32kna92

  1. Cristóbal Balenciaga

Really? Do we even need to explain why Balenciaga is one of history’s most celebrated male icons? The flag bearer of the double-breasted, sharp and tailored suit, Balenciage brought monochrome dressing in the spotlight.balenciaga

  1. Ryan Gosling

Did you just go “What?! This guy?” We had our doubts as well but Google Images was more than happy to correct our misconception. And no we’re not just biased because The Notebook made us feel things we didn’t even know existed but simply because the man knows how to dress up.Ryan-Gosling-Hot-Tea1

  1. James Dean

not just a pretty face, James Dean was a known rebel of his time who impacted minds in more ways than one. Not just was he a superbly convincing actor but also an outright trend setter.jd1

  1. Nickelson Wooster

There is nothing on the face of his planet that is coller than salt and pepper hair and an impeccable sense of dressing. Nickelson Wooster is living proof of just that. Those bold tattoos (at all the right places) add just about enough oomph to the entire package.wooster

  1. Johnny Depp

Can you come with even one name that could’ve walked off as Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissorhands or The Mad Hatter and look half as comfortable in his skin and convincible? That is simply because Johnny Depp carries off all his looks with the utmost panache be it unkempt dreadlocks, pale white skin or even a simple jeans and T!Johnny-Depp-D-johnny-depp-32536585-520-600

  1. Giovanni ‘Gianni’ Agnelli

A business tycoon who ruled the Italian subcontinent’s economy for almost 3 decades, Agnelli was admired as much for his style as he was for his business sense. A few of his signature styles included deliberately leaving his tie crooked and tucking his sleeve below the watch.8edc43fb1a93ac091033c7bb46473b8d

  1. Colin Tennant

The 3rd Baron Glenconner, Lord Glenconner was a Scottish aristocrat known for his ways of ‘having fun’. These included buying islands and turning them into a “multimillionaires’ playground”. Glenconner dressed up in fresh and bright hues and often accessorized with wide-brimmed hats. The fact that his off-beat style statements totally worked (even in the 80s!) – earns him a spot as a fashion icon.lord

  1. Terence Stamp

You know a person knows his wardrobe when he refuses to be styled even for a photoshoot and instead go by his own taste. Say hello to Terence Stamp, one of the best dressed in London who also happens to be renowned Mayfair tailor Doug Hayward’s earliest clients.terence stamp