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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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6 Top Jewelry Trends For S/S 16

We chalked out the top beauty and fashion trends for this year at the brink of 2016, but here’s a quick look at the statement jewelry pieces that will be trending on your social media feed this season.

 

  1. Headgears

Yes, we saw a plethora of tribal, boho and grunge headbands and wraps last season but guess what, the accessory is making a comeback. Only this time it’s more of a crown jewel. S/S 16 will be all about elegant and dainty hair accessories like this leaf barrette by Rodarte.

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Image: Vogue

 

  1. Stones

When shopping for your summer accessories, look for stones. Raw and kinked is what we are aiming for here. It could be a small one set in metal around your index finger, a rock set in brass wrapping your wrist, or a large statement boulder hanging by a chain.

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  1. Shoulder Dusting Earrings

As the mercury rises and you dress down to just the essential cottons and linens, crank up your earring game. Shoulder dusters will be big this season so don’t hold your boho self back and just go crazy with those ear things!

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  1. Chokers

Choke on statement chokers this season as the classic jewelry returns to the fashion scene with a bang. From studded, to minimal, to super elaborate, the choker will be your choice of neck adornment this summer.

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  1. Body Chains

Chunky link chains to steel grey chic fetters to dainty metallic threads, the body chain was spotted once too often on the ramp. Wrapped around the wrist, arm and the torso, this piece of jewelry can take your look from somber to statement instantly.

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  1. Brooch

The classic European fixture gets a modern-day neo twist with graphic bends and curves. Worn on the collar or on the lapel this accessory is getting bolder this season.

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Get up and get shopping, ladies!

 

10 Looks At The Amazon India Fashion Week A/W 16 That Got Us Drooling

The week that was, saw a plethora of glamor, catwalks, high-heeled struts and fashion. It was, after all, the Amazon India Fashion Week A/W ’16! The 5 days of endless head-turning style has still got us dizzy and here are 10 looks we’ve been dreaming of ever since!

 

  1. Anupama Dayal

Ok so, we may be suckers for drama and a tad bit of OTT, but you’ve to hand it over to Dayal for taking up the wild Tribal form and giving it the contemporary edge. Take away all that accessory extravaganza and throw in a pair of platform lace-ups and you’ve got yourself your next “OOTT” garb!anupamaa

 

  1. Anavila

Winters are romanticized with pristine neutrals and muted tones, which Anavila’s palette nattily plays on. Hit the town with this carefree layered look complete with chich slate grey oxfords and frilled socks. This might be the first time we put ‘frilled socks’ and ‘stylish’ in the same sentence!anavila

 

  1. Anju Modi

The designer got us by our popping eyes yet again! Just when we thought Bajirao Mastani was the epitome of embellishment and dazzle (which it still sort of is) Modi went ahead and tailored this ghaghra-choli duo teamed with an achromatic long jacket with shoulder, collar and cuff details that gave us serious kinari goals!

 

  1. Rajesh Pratap Singh

Allow us to drool a bit more.

The designer plays with a palette of rich Indigos and golden block prints to craft a look that is elegant yet uber chic. The garment dons on a healthy dose of golden, a fair share of elegance and just the right amount of layers to earn itself the Rajesh Pratap Singh earmark.rajesh pratap

 

  1. Joy Mitra

This Joy Mitra creation boasts of flowing layered palazzo trousers adorned with an embroidered waistbelt and draped in lovely maroon and indigo ajrakh prints. Paired with an embroidered top and hand printed scarf, the look encompasses some of the best facets of Indian textile.joy mitra

 

  1. Pero by Aneeth Arora

Young, eclectic, crazy and free are just some of the words that describe this monochromatic layered look by Aneeth Arora. The juxtaposed stripes and print turn up the outlandish while the black crop tones it down a bit. The dash of red on the heels is about all the tinting this garment needed.pero

 

  1. Bodice

Another monochrome marvel, this olive ensemble look by Bodice is as careful as it is free. The layers are in a beautiful symphony and together create a flow, which is gorgeously earthed by crisp ankle length ivory trousers and loafers.bodice

 

  1. Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

Done in shades of tan, russet and coffee, this casual day look by Ragini Ahuja is a keeper. The combination of neutral shades and easy separates topped off with a simple beret gives this ensemble a classy as well as young edge.ikai ragini ahuja

 

  1. Antar Agni by Ujjwal Dubey

Playing on subdued greys, rusts and russets, Antar Agni crafts out a range tailor-made for the experimental hunk. This look features an angrakha with a semi-cowled modern edge, teamed with a classy salwar. The minimal rust details and chocolate Balmorals turn up the fashion ante by several notches.Antar Agni

 

  1. Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant

Vintage royalty meets the modern-day fashionista in Virtues’ AW16 collection. Ditching snug empire waist for a lax, belted midriff sets this anarkali apart from the rest. The kurta boasts of classy threadwork teamed with rich fabric. Layered over a plush skirt and finished off with regal jewelry, the look spells out India.Virtues

 

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The Biggest Beauty Trends To Flaunt In 2016

2015 saw a lot of contouring, nudes and glitter in places that were, well, unorthodox. With celebs sporting flawlessly illuminated faces to us simpletons blending food and beauty, the year adventurous to say the least. Keeping up with the spirit of experiment and splendor, here is what 2016 will be filling your social media feeds with.

 

  1. Glitter Roots

Following the ombre look, this year hair stylists and fashionistas will be vouching for adding some dazzling shine to your hair roots.glitter roots

 

  1. Big Lips

The lip colors will get a lot of attention this year, as the bold lips will make a re-appearance. From flawlessly tattooed to impeccably lined, 2016 will be all about that puckering pout.dark-lips-trend

 

  1. Stiletto Nails

Ditch those neatly manicured round and rectangular nails for a sharper look. The almond or stiletto nails will be the ‘it’ ting this year.almond nails

 

  1. The ‘X’ Neck Line

This neckline will be frequenting the womenswear section in 2016. So a strappy X-shaped neck is what you should be eyeing at the shops for your next party.x neck

 

  1. The Gender Bend

Androgyny will make a comeback this year in terms of make-up. Sport a clean dewy face with heavy brows and a natural lip stain.androgyny

 

  1. Statement Bag

Go heavy on totes and handbags that speak your mind. Graphic, shaped and bags with quotes will be big this season.statement1

 

  1. Laser Facials

Although an existing regime, the laser skin treatment will see a lot more buyers this year. Thanks to he fast moving lifestyle, laser skin clinics will be making money off our faces. Literally.laser

 

  1. Palm Bracelet

Similar to the rings that refused to sit at the base of our fingers (yes, midi rings, we’re looking at you), the bracelet too will see a slight shift from the wrist towards the palm.palm bracelet

 

  1. Flatforms

Another trend making a re-appearance in 2016 will be chunky flatforms, making our heel game a little less painful.flatforms

 

  1. Color – Rose Quartz & Serenity

The color palette will see a breath of cool and soft shades like the rost quarts and a happy tranquil blue.pantone-color-of-the-year-2016-rose-quartz-serenity-designboom

Fall Trends See More Shimmer With This Latest One, Glitter Pits!

“Be yourself, but always your better self.” ~Karl Maeser

“Be yourself. The world worships the original.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

 

When these famous personalities – in a long list of many more – preached to the world to be original and not change oneself, they did not mean “boycott the razor and jazz up those pits because, original”. No!

We’re not even kidding!

Instagram and beauty trend followers have been going berserk spending massive amounts on glitter to swank up their underarms. The season did begin with an epidemic worship of shimmer and shine but this is well, bizarre!

 

It is one thing to slap on glitter on your pits but it is a whole other level of crazy when one does it without taking a quick detour to the salon or the fudgin’ bathroom! Yes, glitter is in and no, fashioning it on your pit hair will never be! Don’t get us wrong! We are all for the shave-free feminism and #FreeYourPits ish but what part of glitter smothered pit hair is in the least empowering or liberating?

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No, just no. This trend is so OTT (in the worst way possible) that we can’t even…*bursts out laughing*

The Golden Leaf Hair Could Be Your Next Statement Look

It’s party season, that time of the year when your social standing depends on the number of Christmas, pre Christmas, New Year and pre New Year bashes that you’re invited to. Even though your PJs look way more enticing than that LBD you can barely breathe in, there are things one needs to do. Because, social acceptance.

Now, being fashion and trend conscious fanatics we are, there has to be a head-turning element that we must carry to these parties. And that is exactly why you need to stock up on hair mousse and golden leaf this year.

 

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Say hello to the gold leaf hair girls! Ever since models sported it at the Dries van Noten Spring 2014 show, this hairdo has been popping up on or social media feeds time and again. The show had sparkling bits placed across the models’ part line. Subtle and sensational.

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Economical DIY

Going for real gold leaves and gold leaf products can burn a hole bigger than your Thanksgiving belly in your wallet. But all hail the DIY Lords for coming up with alternatives that are neither time-consuming nor will have you compromising on your party shopping.

All you need is some hair mousse, a make up brush, a gold metallic leaf and a vision (or a beauty blogger’s Instagram account in front of your eyes. If you lack the latter, stick to this awesome tutorial for some chrome kissed tresses.

10 Fashion Trends That Have Symbolized Beauty Over The Years

In the first quarter of the 20th century the world saw a swarm of iconic leading ladies and charm exuberayting faces that took screens and poster by storm. What made these faces so special and so iconic that each represented am entire decade? It’s safe to say that each decade had a signature style and element of its own and these 10 fashion trends bring out the best of each epoch.

 

1920s

Following the War and the Wall Street Crash, the 20s saw an opportunity for introducing new trends to emphasize on renewal and freshness. The age flaunted broody and heavily kohled eyes alongside Coco Chanel’s famed bronze tan.

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1930s

Taking away the heavy kohl from the 20s, the 30s saw sultry eyes topped with arched and plucked-to-a-thin-line eyebrows with lips that were dark with n almost vamp-like effect.

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1940s

The ‘Gone With The Wind’ era stood for a woman’s natural beauty. Icons like Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman flaunted a dainty look. The standout element of this era was the curly waves or pin curls to add style to bob and blunts.

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1950s

The age of Monroe and her beauty spot saw trendy elements like cat eyes with dollops of caked make up to create a flawless exterior. The impeccable peachy slate was strewn over with thick lashes and bold liners that spelled out drama and glamour.

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1960s

The faces were bright and the eyes spelled out drama. The 60s saw dramatically long lashes – that were first adorned by supermodel Twiggy – complemented a minimum use of blush and base and that.

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1970s

Everybody in the 70s was going ‘Mamma Mia’ over the sudden change from demure to disco. The change was rendered into women’s vanity cases in the form of shimmer and shine as they splashed on illuminated powders, shadows and stark liners.

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1980s

The “Madonnian” era, the 80s defined its style statement with exaggerated bold eyes smothered with brilliant metallic eye shadow and accentuated cheekbones that boasted of rosy blush.

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1990s

This was the era of the subtle metallic lipstick and the ultra trendy face-framing tendrils. The 90s taught the woman how to look carefully effortless with the precise picking out of the hair strands from their do that hung down on the sides of faces.

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2000s

Keeping the top-mop in focus, this decade saw heads of chunky bold highlights. From stark contrasts to vibrant experiments, the tresses of 2000 spelled out trendy. Though a hot trend, the chunky highlights calmed down to give us the blended highlights.

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2010s

A peachy fresh and illuminated face with playful – even graphic – bold eyes has been the trendsetter for this decade so far. With palettes that emphasize on nudes and naturals, the 2010s are all about minimalism.

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