Saturday, November 28, 2009

Top Trends of the Season

There seem to be so many trends going on this season that it's hard to define exactly which trends are in style and which aren't. So here is a quick list of the trends to watch for when going on your annual (or semi-annual, or monthly, or weekly, or daily!) shopping trip!

1. Metallic Dress
2. Animal Print
3. Ruffles
4. Distressed Jeans
5. Lace

Neha Dhupia in a Metallic dress - Keep the sleeves and length on metallic dresses short!



Deepika in Animal Print - any kind of animal print is in! My favorite right now is zebra print!



Neetu Chandra in Ruffles - This dress is so-so on Neetu; I prefer a dress with a sequence of ruffles going from the top to the bottom. My personal favorite is a satin or chiffon halter blouse with ruffles from top to bottom! Hot!



Kareena in Distressed Jeans - I love this look on Kareena! Honestly, wasn't a big fan of this jean when I first saw it, but it's grown on me! Pair this with a simple black, white or navy t-shirt and avoid any form of bling! Add boots or heels to make it look extra chic, or wear it with flats for a casual look.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

First Wife's Dress

Unknown surprise guests, saris, turbans, and diamonds galore, filled the first state dinner. But, what stood out most was Michelle Obama's dress. Made in India and designed by Indian designer, Naeen Khan, Mrs. Obama wore a cream and gold, long strapless glitter dress to the state dinner. Accessorized with diamond earrings and bangles, she looked absolutely stunning in this elegant piece.

Naeen Khan is a designer based out of India, who has also designed pieces for celebrities such as Beyonce and Padma Lakshmi.




Photo Credit: Shine from Yahoo

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What a Wedding!

Shilpa Shetty's Mumbai marriage to London based business man Raj Kundra was said to be a wedding to remember! Diamonds and emeralds adorned Shilpa on her wedding day along with a gorgeous red sari. She looked stunning decked out in designer Tarun Tahiliani's creations. Check out the pictures of the events below!

Raj arrives to the sangeet where he danced to a Michael Jackson song!



Shilpa and mom arriving at sangeet where Shilpa performed a dance to the song 'Mere hathon mein naun naun chudiyan'



Raj arriving at wedding



Shilpa in designer Tarun Tahiliani for wedding day



Photo Credit: NDTV Movies

Shilpa looked absolutely stunning in her wedding reception outfit (dress that looks like a sari) by designer Tarun Tahiliani, and jewellery by Anmol Jewellers. Reception took place at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Check out the bling on her finger!!!!





Photo Credit: Pink Villa

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sheer, Draped, and Sexy

Two of the biggest trends of the season are sheer fabrics and draped pieces. So what pulls off both of these looks better than a sari? Mixing different fabrications together by adding a velvet or metallic blouse with a sheer sari gives the wearer a statement look - just remember to keep it fun and flirty!

The metallic blouse adds a little bit of sexiness to this sheer pink sari



Loving Deepika's velvet and net blouse!



Rani opted for a classic sheer sari instead of a dress this time!



Raima is looking like a Greek Goddess in this draped sari!



Karishma's looking hot in this velvet halter blouse!



This flirty and romantic dusky rose sari brings out an elegance in Kareena



Shilpa's beautiful body carries off this pale gold sheer sari flawlessly. Loving the thin purple border as well!



Photo Credit: Indya

Manish Arora Fever!

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Erykah Badu are some of the few celebrities that have been seen dressed in the creative designs by Indian designer Manish Arora. Teaming up with MAC cosmetics to design a signature collection, working with Walt Disney to create garments for his Autumn/Winter 2008-09 collection, and showcasing his collection at Paris Fashion Week in Autumn/Winter 2008-09 are a few of the endeavours that Manish has embarked upon.

Check out some of his amazing creations below!

Manish and Katy Perry






Singer Lady Gaga





Singer Erykah Badu



Photo Credit: Fashion Moksh

Singer Alicia Renee



Photo Credit: Fashion Flu

Thursday, November 19, 2009

'Diamond Bride'

Tanishq, most known for his jewellery designs in the movie Jodha Akbar, is coming out with a new 'Classic Diamond Collection' for the wedding season. Tanishq is attempting to begin a new trend of the 'Diamond Bride' with his extensive 175 piece collection. After looking at these pieces, I think I'm getting wedding fever ;)

Here are a few pieces for the 'Diamond Bride'











Photo Credit: Indya

HDIL India Couture Week

Diamonds, no emeralds, no gold, no wait..who am I kidding? All jewellery is a girl's best friend ;)

Choker by Anamika Khanna
Model showcasing jewellery by Pallavi Jaikishan
Karishma Kapoor in Manav Gangwani (loving velvet right now!!)
Shilpa Shetty in Tarun Tahilliani
Sridevi wearing jewellery by Queenie Dhody
Jewellery by Queenie Dhody

Photo Credit: MSN Lifestyle

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mittal buys ESCADA

Daughter in-law of Lakshmi Mittal (CEO of largest steel company in world/eighth richest person in the world/richest person in the U.K.) has recently won the bidding war for ownership of ESCADA AG, German Luxury Fashion House, which claimed insolvency earlier this year. Megha Mittal has been interested in making a fashion investment for years, and even beat out Sean Ley- the son of ESCADA's founder Wolfgang Ley. CEO, Bruno Saelzer, and Megha are now looking forward to bringing out more affordable, ready-to-wear day wear.


Photo Credit: Zimbio

Harem pants? I thought it was a Salwar!!!

A little bit of India making its way onto the runway....



Photo Credit: LouLou Magazine



Photo Credit: EHow



Photo Credit: Ssassy Chic

Why black, Aishwarya??

Who would have thought that the one thing to change the way that Indian women viewed the colour black would be from Aishwarya's appearence on Oprah?

In Indian culture, black is symbolic of evil, negativity, anger and darkness- which is a huge reason why many women do not only not wear black but many dark colours. Not only this, but due to India's hot climate- black is very uncomfortable! So when Aishwarya stepped out on the stage in designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's black sari, it left many people wondering why.

Designers have been trying for decades to phase in darker colours. They are now looking into a new fabric that is used in sports wear and motorcycle wear which is known to keep the wearer a few degrees celsius cooler than any other untreated black fabric. Indian designers are now working to introduce this fabric into the Indian market so that darker colours can be reconsidered.

This may conquer the Indian climate; but, do you think that this new fabric will be able to overcome the perception of the colour black in the Indian society?





Photo Credit: Just Jared

Urmila Matondkar in Jaya Rathore @ Wills India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010


Not a big fan of the colours at first glance, but looking at it more closely-- I love love love the detailing and embelishment on this piece. What are your thoughts?


Photo Credit: NDTV Good Times

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fusion-ista

Fusionista. In love with Western fashion, but can never get enough of Indian trends. Sitting on the internet for hours at an end, searching up the latest designers in India and looking at how they incorporate Indian fabrics and designs into Western apparel. Loving the colours, the fabrics, the designs.

Amazing, beautiful, sexy is how I would describe this industry.

So get addicted.

Lakme Fashion Week 2010

Mixing different fabrications and textures together





It's all in the details...





Fun and Flirty






Anupama Dayal @ Lakme Fashion Week 2010

I love this dress. Watch for the peek-a-boo shoulders with lots of drapery this season. Elegant, but sexy.



Naomi Campbell @ Lakme Fashion Week 2010



Photo Credit: Lakme Fashion Week