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Esha Deol – Bharat Takhtani Wedding

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 30, 2012

After days of preparations, Esha Deol & Bharat Takhtani tied a knot in traditional South Indian style at the Hare Rama Hare Krishna mandir in Juhu, Mumbai. The wedding ceremony was a pleasant mix of South India & North India where the bride was dressed in Kanjeevaram saree style lehenga and the groom opted for a sherwani. The outfits for both bride & the groom were designed by Neeta Lulla………..she sure made Esha look beautiful on her D-Day. Designer Neeta Lulla combined Kanjeevaram sarees to create the look for Esha.

Father of the Bride – Dharamendra & mother Hema Malini welcomed the groom and the other baaratis at the entrance of the mandir. Abhay Deol & his partner Preeti Desai attended the ritual as part of the family. Preeti Desai wore a fabulous peach Anita Dongre saree and looked gorgeous in it. Hema Malini also wore a Kanjeevaram saree which was redesigned by designer Neeta Lulla.

Many A-List celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Neeta Ambani, veteran actors Manoj Kumar & Vyjayanthimala, Vinod Khanna, Shaina NC, Rani Mukherjee, Madhoo, Poonam Sinha, Fardeen Khan and many others. Just a glimpse of who attended the ceremony.

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Esha Deol’s Mehendi Ceremony

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 29, 2012

As the D-day approaches, the pretty bride-to-be Esha Deol is definitely glowing and giving us pretty bridal looks. No wonder we were pleasantly happy to see her in this orange & green Neeta Lulla Lehenga which had me on the color part. Bright and thankfully ‘not-over-the-top’ look works for this daytime ceremony.


It was again peach color with a touch of green saree by designer Neeta Lulla for mama Hema Malini while sister Ahana opted for tangerine color anarkali by Nishka Lulla. IFP loves the colors seen in this ceremony that makes it look so ‘oh-so-festive’…………….surely you can never have a dull moment.

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Esha Deol – Bharat Takhtani’s Sangeet Ceremony

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 27, 2012

A wedding in the B-Town is just what we fashionistas needed in this dull month of June where most of the celebrities are out shooting or enjoying a holiday. Esha Deol is all set to tie knot with her beau Bharat Takhtani. IFP gives you an exclusive look at the event and the celebrity red carpet style.

The couple were dressed in traditional Indian attire….Esha wore a beautiful orange lehenga designed by Rocky S while Bharat complimented her look in a blue & golden velvet kurta. IFP says they both make a cute pair together.

Mom Hema Malini caught our eye in this dazzling Neeta Lulla saree. The color, the detail work and the lady……IFP loves it all. The only thing we would like to ignore is the shining pink clutch which we find a bit out of place. But Hema Malini’s grace makes up for it.

Abhya Deol and Preeti Desai also attened the celebrations where Abhay looked dapper in a basic black suit, Preeti looked fabulous in ‘Anita Dongre’ lehenga. IFP gives a thumbs up to this couple for dressing perfectly for the occasion.

The newly wed Riteish & Genelia Deshmukh were also seen at the Sangeet. Genelia opted for a Neeta Lulla designed Lehenga. IFP likes the color combination of pairing a nude color with a bright maroon choli. Even Mr. Deshmukh looked good in the suit……….hoping to see more fashionable looks from this couple on the red carpet.

Actress and Page 3 celeb Madhoo also opted for a lehenga though IFP feels the corset choli is not gelling too well with the red lehenga. Wish Madhoo would have opted for a short sleeve choli instead of a corset fit one.

The sen sisters were seen at an event after a long time. Though fashion wise, we are liking Raima Sen’s anarkali style more………….Riya Sen did look cute in her Anarkali ensemble. Wish she would try out new hairstyle than stick to the same ol’ hair since the past decade….IFP thinks she desperately needs a fresh look.

Ranveer Singh who was seen partying after ages since his injury. The best part was he did not disappoint us fashionwise……….Ranveer wore a ‘Manish Malhotra’ designed Bandhgala in black and had grown a beard to complement his look. IFP likes to see him in this Indian look…………..

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Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 20, 2012

House Proud


Sanvari Alagh Nair and Anjori Alagh launched India’s online destination for luxury home décor. With a vast array of home accessories including tableware, kitchenware, lights, linen, table tops, knick knacks, stylish one of a kind treasures and a wide range of furniture, brings the best in home décor to online shoppers at affordable prices. There is also an extensive range for those with a spirit of indulgence.  The well curated collections are exceptional, exclusive and are hand-picked from the top stores in luxury home décor. They are chosen to suit all urban spaces, both small and large. Also available are a multitude of gift ideas at sensational rates for the selective, stylish gift giver.

The guests present at the high tea soiree hosted by the sister duo at ‘The Charcoal Project’ in Mumbai, included house proud individuals like Sussanne Roshan, Sonali Bendre, Mugdha Godse, Zarine Khan, Sandeep Khosla, Arti Surendranath, Maya Alagh, Gayatri Oberoi, Anu Dewan, Akanksha Aggarwal, Rakshanda Khan, Shilpa Agnihotri, Shruti Seth, Mini Mathur, Urvashi Dholakia, Shristi Arya, Renu Chainani, etc. The guests were seen viewing the stunning collection of products present. Sonali Bendre made the first online purchase of a Unika 24 pc cutlery set from Morinox, from the Kitchen Connoisseur section whilst  Zarine Khan bought Large Cut Out Jar with Fleur-de-Lys Top from the Sussanne Roshan Pret Collection.

About House Proud is one of the first curated, exclusive online sales destinations in India. The sister duo bring their members a spectacular, hand-picked selection of top-brand and designer home decor at sensational prices.  At House Proud they saw an opportunity to make beautiful home furnishings available affordably. Lack of choice, availability and most importantly budget should never stand in the way of procuring excellent home decor or re-inventing your sense of design.

Price is important.  Houseproud  buyers travel from bold cosmopolitan centres and quirky vintage shops to colourful rural landscapes, partnering with top brands and new artisans to bring a curated, stylish collection to the modern consumer, at an affordable price. Using online retail, intends to bridge the distribution gap between quality home products and the discerning consumer, without burning a hole in your pocket.

“There’s something here for everyone.  Our prices range from Rs. 1500 onwards – we believe a signature piece has to be beautiful, not necessarily expensive.” – Anjori Alagh, Director (Merchandising), is like an exciting new treasure hunt–every day of the week. It distributes its fabulous inventory into four categories: The Event Sale, Curated Collections, Kitchen Connoisseur and especially for launch only – In Stores Now!

The Event Sale is the highlight of The sale includes an exciting, eclectic mix of vintage finds, fresh one-of-a-kind furniture, colourful accessories and amazing gift items from a designer’s branded line at prices never seen before. Since these promotions are on for only a limited time, members need to act fast as both stocks and time are guaranteed not to last!

Running alongside Event Sales are the fabulous Curated Collections where you can shop categories ranging from furniture and lighting to rugs, art, bath, tabletop, bedding, kids, candles, cushions, table linen, gifts and much more. All collections are fresh and new, inspiring you to jazz up your home with a bit of glitz and glamour.

At Kitchen Connoisseur, you will find all kitchen essentials, cutlery, crockery, flatware, serving dishes, glassware and bar needs at extremely competitive prices. Knick Knacks our master chefs will love – cookware that is a delight to use, serving dishes that will catch your eye and home accents you always wanted but never knew where to find…all right here at the Kitchen Connoisseur.

In Stores Now features the latest collections of cutting edge home decor countrywide. Currently for a limited time only, House Proud exclusively presents the newest collection of Sussanne Roshan’s, The Charcoal Project. Check out the absolute latest trends in home décor – colours, styles and textures specially designed by Sussanne Roshan herself. Use their virtual porthole to peek into the store, it’s irresistible!

“Trust our curated vision; we trust your innate sixth sense for quality” is the motto of the ‘House Proud’ Team. The collections are exceptional, exclusive and cherry-picked as nothing but the best will do. – Luxury Home Décor. At Your Prices. At Your Doorstep.

Supply Partners: The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Hurtado, Address-Home, House of Ishatvam, Natuzzi, FCML India, Ezma, Earth to Fire and Loom Crafts Furniture (India). 

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‘Fashion Fundas’ this Monsoon Season

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 18, 2012

Monsoons have come in many parts of India and we would like all our readers to enjoy this weather. IFP gives you a low down of what works in the rainy season and how can you be stylish.

Neons do stand out

Monsoons don’t mean that you have to dress in something dark as usual…try adding few neon pieces to your style and get noticed from far away in the rains. A neon windcheater is helpful while one is driving a bike or crossing the road since the color is visible from far away. To beat the gloominess around you, opt for neon color watches, glasses, nail color or even outfits. IFP recommends wearing neon color gumboots and raincoat to enjoy the monsoon to it’s fullest.

Work with Water-proof make-up

Do you dread putting on make-up once the monsoons arrive……..have no fear waterproof make-up is here. Avoid heavy foundations on your face instead go light with a powder form of foundation. Skip the lipstick which might have the risk of bleeding in the rains and opt for a gloss or transfer resistant lip stain which last longer. Rains don’t mean that you can skip your sunblock, it is equally important to wear a sunscreen even during this season.Waterproof mascara & eye-liner are easily available at all stores in India……IFP recommends Maybelline’s Colossal waterproof Mascara & smudge-free Eye-liner pencil.  IFP also loves Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock which gives a lighter feeling to the skin and Clinique Chubby stick gloss which stays without bleeding.

Go short

By short we mean this monsoons the hemlines go up……..bring out your denim shorts, capri pants, pencil skirts or knee-length dresses. The length is left to you to decide as per your comfort levels. If you are the demure types, then short skirts add the element of flirtatiousness to your look. But if you prefer sophistication then pencil skirts or knee-length outfits will do fine for office wear. IFP recommends Capri pants in various colours which suit women & men of all shapes-n-size.

Add a platform

Keep your best shoes for special occasions and get wedges or platform heels for the monsoon. These heels don’t let your feet get dirty and are easy to walk around in. Avoid closed ballerina flats & stilettos during the rains since it is difficult to walk in muddy waters in such shoes without getting your feet dirty. Open toe wedges and strappy sandals get IFP’s vote for the monsoons since they allow proper aeration of the feet plus they don’t stink.

Bright is the Key

If you are an umbrella type of a person, they why stick to the good ol’ black umbrella which one gets to see every where. Go colorful with bright colored umbrellas which will instantly lift your mood. If you wanna take some style risks then opt for a japanese style umbrella called ‘Wagasa’ or bubble umbrellas which are more ‘lady-like’. IFP loves floral printed umbrellas which never go out of fashion.

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Green Carpet at IIFA Awards 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 11, 2012

IIFA 2012 were held in Singapore last weekend with a lot of hoo-halla. As for us we waited to see the celebrities walk the green carpet at this event. Of course we wanted to see what each celeb wore to this event. Here is IFP’s review of the green carpet at IIFA Awards 2012.

Bipasha Basu swept people off their feet in this glorious ‘Gauri-Nainika’ gown. The red looked fabulous on her while the leopard print clutch adds the fun element to the outfit.IFP loves this demure look on her…………’sexy’ is how we can define this look in a word.

Bipasha wore a Shivan-Narresh designed saree to the event ‘IIFA Rocks’ on day 2 but not a fan of the look. IFP likes Bipasha in more sophisticated looks these days and this outfit does no justice to her. Plus the straight hair falls flat on this look. Thankfully the red gown saves the day.

Priyanka Chopra wore a pretty ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ strapless gown and looked absolutely heavenly on the green carpet. The hair, the make-up and the dangling earrings suited her look perfectly. The peach net gown which had floral detailing all over……..IFP likes the gown and Priyanka’s sophisticated style.

Vidya Balan has a new designer in tow………..she wore a ‘Masaba Gupta’ saree from her recent collection and is able to carry off the silhouette effortlessly. Though there is nothing much exciting about this look, Vidya does look pretty in this black ensemble…….hoping to see more contemporary looks on her in near future.

Rekha surprised us by showing up on the green carpet of IIFA 2012. She was in her signature look with a Kanjeevaram saree and traditional Indian jewellery. The only thing that looked out of place has to her clutch bag which did not match the outfit. Wish Rekha had opted for a potli bag in golden color. Otherwise no one makes a a Kanjeevaram look so glamorous as Rekha does.

Preity Zinta tried to wow us in this fuchsia gown  but the drapes gave the look away. IFP likes the hair though but the gemstone studded clutch or the neck piece fail to attract our attention. Overall not feeling this ‘Ramona Narang’ look on Preity since have seen this beautiful lady do better on the red carpet.

Sridevi seems to be growing younger by the day………IFP was stunned to see her in a Manish Malhotra saree that was coupled with a strapless blouse. The hair, the make-up, the jewels and the clutch…everything made her look amazing. One of our favorite looks from IIFA this year.

Nargis Fakhri also went red in this ‘Dior’ gown and side swept hairdo but unfortunately this look did not stun us.  Nargis is young and has a perfect body to take some fashion risks. I wonder why is she opting for gowns that do not flatter her body type. IFP wishes to see Nargis in  contemporary designer outfits than going safe.

Nargis opted for ‘Anaikka’ saree at the ‘IIFA Rocks’……IFP likes this contemporary saree look. The blouse had defined shoulders with all over metal detail work while the saree was kept simple with only a border matching the blouse. A risk definitely paid off well in this case.

IFP also spotted the lovely Dia Mirza in a ‘RockyS’ dress in ash grey color for the ‘IIFA Rocks’ event. The net silhouette had beautiful detail work on the bodice part but somehow failed to make a lasting impression on our minds. I think the length of the dress if kept longer would have looked better on Dia.

Dia wore an off-white saree with golden & silver border by ‘Anita Dongre’  and combined it with a choker neckpiece. Love the saree from Anita’s resort wear collection but the jewellery seems a bit out of place here. IFP wishes Dia would have opted for something in gold to match the saree border.

Kalki Koechlin has been riding the wave of being one of the better dressed in Bollywood. She did not disappoint us this time around as she walked the green carpet in a beautiful ‘Victoria Beckham’ dress with a broad envelope clutch. She looked pretty in a wavy hairdo plus the fuchsia color made her glow on the red carpet. IFP likes it and you???

Parineeti Chopra arrived in style at IIFA in this ‘Jatin Varma’ gown which had a fitted bodice underneath the net silhouette. This might not be one of the best looks at IIFA but Parineeti did look cute in this blue outfit. IFP digs the fit of this gown that suits Parineeti’s petite frame. All I can say that this young women is just getting started in the style department, hope to see more amazing looks from her.

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Celebrities who look their best in Saree

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 6, 2012

A Saree is something not all women can carry off……… as it requires a lot of attention to details when i come to selecting the saree material, type of drape and how to wear it.  Only few women in the fashion scene have done justice to a Saree. This is perhaps one of IFP’s most read articles, so had to add a couple of names more and present the write-up in a new look.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is the epitome of old time charm when dressed in a saree. The only designer who does justice to her looks is Sabhyasachi Mukherjee whose designs are not over the edge yet feminity is at it’s classic best. In the initial days Vidya Balan did mess up a lot with her looks………………remember the hideous Orange Salwar Kameez she wore while hosting Filmfare Awards……………long are those days gone and I am glad that the lady knows what looks good on her. She does make heads turn at red carpet events with her beautifully crafted sarees. Loved her look in movies like ‘Bhool Bholaiya’ & ‘Paa’ but off-screen she is the one responsible to bring the 3/4th sleeve blouses and handloom sarees back in fashion. In a saree, Vidya could do no wrong and is today regarded as one of India’s Best Dressed.

Shilpa Shetty

No one on the Indian Fashion Scene could have looked so hot and sexy in a Saree as Shilpa Shetty did. She has simply re-defined the trend of wearing a ‘Saree’. Thanks to her Designer Tarun Tahiliani, Shilpa has never looked better. The world actually stopped to take a look at her as she walked down the red carpet looking dazzling in a Saree during Big Brother in UK. We loved her red and green saree with ethnic Kundan and Emerald jewellery. I love Shilpa for her originality and the fact that she has been a trend setter all along. She has styled her sarees with halter and off-shoulder blouses for red carpet events.  She has graced the ramp as shop stopper for Tarun Tahiliani’s collection for the consecutive 3 years.




Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I still remember Aishwarya as an upcoming model in advertisement of ‘Garden’ Sarees. No one before her and after her could do justice to the Saree brand. Since then she has graced numerous fashion shows and magazine covers.  I simply love her colour selection in pastels and pinks. From Traditional South Indian Kanjeevarams to Crepes to Chiffons to Silks give her any type Saree to wear and she carries it off with utter ease. Women just drooled over her two toned and heavily embroidered Sarees which she wore in ‘Devdas’. Aishwarys gives credit to her designer Neeta Lulla for giving her that look as she portrayed the role of ‘Paro’. In recent times, Aishwarya has worn Sabyasachi and Abu Jani- Sandeep Kholsa sarees to red carpet events.




Her smile simply lights up any room that she enters but when she combines it with a beautiful saree the end result is ‘AWESOME’.  Manish Malhotra transformed her into a Style diva when he designed for her in ‘Kuch Kuch hota hai’ . We have seen her in designer Salwar Kameez but I feel she looks stunning in a Saree. The best part about her choice is that she has never worn anything which is has too much of detail work.  She keeps the Jewellery to the minimum emphasizing on earrings only. People love the fact that she is always herself in any silhouette and does not have to pretend that she is a celebrity. No wonder how style comes easily to Kajol.


Sridevi has been an example for all Designers in India for the way she carries herself in a Saree. She oozes grace and elegance for which I call her ‘Timeless Beauty’.  As a child I remember seeing her in sizzling blue saree in Mr. India or in pastel colour sarees in ‘Chandni’. Even when she is not in her on-screen glamorous avatar I love her simple look in a Kanjeevaram Saree.  These days Sridevi has started experimenting with western wear  but i still feel she should wear more of Indian Outfits as it suits her tall frame. Designers like Queenie Dhodhy, Manish Malhotra and Neeta Lulla design their creations for her and she has graced many fashion week shows as a Show stopper.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi wears a crisp Khadi and silk sarees with such a refinement I have ever seen. She might be of Italian origin but Indian women can learn a thing or two about how to carry a saree in whatever situation you might be in. I love how she combines her saree with a winter coat and uses her saree pallu as a scarf around the collar making it quite a style statement. Even as she is maintaining her style she never loses her dignity and focus that she belongs to the most affluent ‘Gandhi’ family. While other celebrities go in for glamorous looks in saree Sonia has always opted for simple clean look making a unique style statement. Sonia Gandhi has made a mark for herself in the Indian Politics and was third in the Forbes ‘Most powerful woman in the world’  list.

Hema Malini

This ‘Dream Girl’ has been on the Bollywood scene for more than 40 years but she seems to grow more elegant with the passing years. She might be above 60 years but she can give today’s young actress a run for their money with her style. She was the reigning queen of Bollywood in the 60s and 70s. She made a comeback in bollywood again after a long break of more than 10 years.People loved her look created by Neeta Lulla in recent movies like ‘Baghban’ and ‘Baabul’. She played her age in the movie and has redefined the image of a ‘screen mother’ in Bollywood cinema. A trained Odissi dancer Hema Malini still performs on stage along with her two daughters. The fact I love about her is that she dresses up according to her age and never once worn anything revealing or shabby.  Give her a Saree made out of any fabric and she carries it magnificently. She is the ‘Original Diva’ which the Indian audience love, still remember and cannot get enough of.  I have seen her personally several times and asked for her autograph and was always awestruck by her beauty. If I were to ever age, I would love to be as dignified and graceful as Hema Malini.

Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher who is a very versatile actress is well-known in the Indian Social circle for her Saree Collection. She has said in one of her interviews “I love to wear only woven handloom silk and cotton sarees. While I buy my tusshars from the Weaver’s Studio in Kolkata and tangails from Kanishka, I buy silks and Kanjeevarams from L’Affaire in Delhi, India as the collections are larger, more beautiful and embroidered. In Chennai, I pick up my Kanjeevarams from Usha Ranganathan and from Sundari Silks owned by Rajaram who has good taste.” No wonder she gets that amazing look by going out-of-the-way to find the perfect Saree. I like the way Kirron is at ease when she is wearing a Saree and the Potli/Batua bags she wears matching with her Saree. She says that she has inherited her taste in Sarees and jewellery from her mother Late Diljit Thakar Singh. Well I must give the credit to her mother, for even at this age Kirron Kher rules the Saree collection among Indian Celebrities.


Whenever I think of the beautiful ‘Kanjeevaram’, Rekha is the only celebrity that comes to my mind. This silk silhouette is carried with utmost grace by Rekha since I am seeing her on the red carpet. She adorns herself with classic, traditional jewellery along with beautiful clutch bags on a Kanjeevaram saree. It would be a fashionista’s dream come true if they ever get to go inside her wardrobe and check out her amazing saree collection………….that is one think I would give my tooth and nail for. One of our readers reminded us that Rekha should be included in this list and IFP couldn’t agree anymore.

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