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Poll #3 : Shower Gel

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 30, 2012

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People’s Choice Awards 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 28, 2012

People’s Choice Awards has arrived in India finally…………..the only award show  honouring people from various fields of  pop culture across Bollywood, music, television and sports. Celebrities from the silver screen as well as television were in attendance at this glam event. IFP gets you a look at who wore what & how did they fare?

Katrina Kaif walked in looking like a doll in a Valentino lace tier dress. Many fashionistas did not fancy her strappy sandals in purple which even I would agree on………..maybe pairing a nude peep toe pumps might have done the trick but on the whole this outfit desperately needed a pop of colour. For the red carpet this look is way too simple and the glamour factor is missing. Katrina undoubtedly looked pretty but one needs to stand out on the red carpet rather than blending in especially if you are a celebrity. 😦

Madhuri walked in with her husband Dr. Shriram Nene….Madhuri was dressed in a pink Manish Malhotra anarkali which did make her look different than her usual style of heavily embellished sarees. IFP likes this look of Madhuri and appreciates the fact that she has been experimenting with new styles lately. As for Dr. Nene……he is always dressed like a gentleman so why complain? 🙂

Looked who just made an appearance on the red carpet post her recent wedding…….Kareena Kapoor is definitely a sight in white one shoulder gown by designer David Meister. Red lips were the part that caught my eye especially reminded me of the song from her upcoming movie ‘Talaash’ in which she has flaunted dark lips. On the whole Kareena looked good in this outfit…..she knows how to make heads turn. 🙂

Priyanka Chopra wore a ‘Amato Haute Couture’ ….the entire look looked a bit wasted interms of styling. An oversized cuff did no good neither did the nude pumps or the tousled hair. Colour was missing from this entire look………wish Priyanka would opt for more darker shades in future. The pastels on her have become a routine. 😦

Sameera Reddy rocked the red carpet in her choice of ‘Dior’ gown in hot red…….IFP likes this demure look. Plus the cuff & the dangling earrings made it look all the more alluring. Need I say anymore 🙂 🙂

Sagarika Ghatge made an appearance in Surily Goel outfit and Bottega Veneta clutch in hot pink. She did look pretty in this look…..longer earrings would have looked good on this look. IFP is loving her pink clutch though. 🙂

Parineeti Chopra opted for a white ‘Anita Dongre’ design which needed accessories in colour. Plus the length of the gown seems a bit overwhelming on her petite frame. Parineeti is young and can experiment with her looks so why stick to this safer option which does no good to her cute face. 😦

Hema Malini also walked the red carpet in a pink saree [my guess would be Neeta Lulla] at the event. Love the saree but not in awe of the blouse which makes the look rather very crowded. Sigh 😦

Zarine Khan was looking hot in a jewel tone green outfit that had sequin bustier paired with matching clutch. From the looks of it IFP does like this look and Zarine did look beautiful in it. 🙂

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Poll 3 : Favourite Lipstick Brand

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 24, 2012

 

 

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Saif & Kareena make it Official

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 16, 2012

Finally the day has arrived where Saif & Kareena have taken their relationship to the next level and made it official. Just a glimpse which I would like to share will all the IFP readers. Hope to get more inside details about this event soon. For now feast your eyes on Kareena’s fabulous attire designed by Manish Malhotra.

Just In : Kareena in her Bridal outfit with designer Manish Malhotra. She did looked beautiful on her D-day……..Sigh. :-). Karisma whose classic style I have always admired, looked so pure in terms of fashion……….loved seeing her in pastels all through.

Saif Ali Khan’s sister Saba wore a ‘Ritu Kumar’ Lehenga in gold. Wonder what mama Sharmila was dressed in???

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Poll 2 : Shampoo & Conditioner

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 16, 2012

VOTE NOW!!! The brand of Shampoo & Conditioner  you use and highly recommend to others.

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Poll 1 : Body Moisturizer

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 14, 2012

Starting today, IFP will conduct an online beauty poll in which readers can vote for their favourite beauty products be it in skincare, haircare or body care products. IFP will also include make-up product poll this year. Remember your honest opinion will matter  for your product to make it to IFP’s list of ‘Best Beauty Buys’ of 2012 that will be featured later on. So go ahead, review & vote………you can share this page online Facebook, Twitter, Email or any source of social networking…………ask your friends to join in………..the more the merrier!!!

Poll 1 : Vote for your Favourite Body Moisturizer

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Festive Looks which IFP loved

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 14, 2012

IFP picks up few favourite  from this season’s Fashion Weeks which we are sure will rock your festive season. Colours like vermillion, coral, peach, amber, magenta and golden are favourite among designers for the year. Sheer fabrics like net are used in detailing only but fabrics like silk, chiffon and crepe still hold their own. Banarasi silk has come back in a big way this year where lehengas & sarees were made out of this divine silk handloom. Embroidery has been limited to the hemlines which is very much in vogue this season…….so you can leave behind ‘all-over heavy detail work’ outfit behind…………..opt for less.

Photo Courtesy : Lakmefashionweek.co.in, FDCI

Ritu Kumar

Gaurang Shah

Vineet Bahl

Bhairavi Jaikishan

Neeta Lulla

Pallavi Jaikishan

Sabyasachi

Manish Malhotra

Anju Modi

Ashima-Leena

Varun Bahl

JJ Valaya

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B Seventy : An unique Art Show & Book to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Amitabh Bachchan

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 12, 2012

 B Seventy – a unique art show; probably the first of its kind in the country opened at the Hall of Vision, Nehru Centre, Mumbai on 11th October 2012. Seventy showcases the artworks of 70 of India’s leading artists. All these works have one thing in common – their inspiration. Each of the works is a tribute to Mr Amitabh Bachchan in celebration of the actor’s 70th birthday (also on 11th October).
 The works are also documented in an elegant coffee table book, the brainchild & labour of love by Jaya Bachchan and Piyush Pandey. Alongside the artist’s work, the artist’s thoughts behind the artwork have also been captured in this book. It promises to be a collector’s delight  The book and the art show have been jointly conceptualised by Ms Jaya Bachchan and ad guru Piyush Pandey. B Seventy is a show that is not only every fans dream come true but is also an art lover / connoisseur’s  delight – as it presents artistic interpretations, inspired by one of Indian cinemas most endearing, classic icons: Amitabh Bachchan
B Seventy is colourful and artistic celebration of a man who has stood his ground in the wake of many adversities. A celebration of courage and conviction and most of all, a celebration of character the show also celebrates 70 years of adulation, adoration and influence. B70 covers a varied gamut of genres of Indian art. These include modern & contemporary art, sculptures, photography, mixed media and even an installation.
These works have been created by a list of artists that reads like the who’s who of Indian Art: Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, Satish Gujral, Badri Narayan , Gieve Patel, Manu Parekh, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman, Arzan Khambatta, Farhad Hussain, Satish Gupta, Sujata Bajaj, Praneet Soi and others. The show has been curated by Sapna Kar.
A select preview for artists, art lovers and collector’s was hosted on 11th October, 2012. The show was inaugurated by Ms Smt Kokilaben Ambani.. Present for the occassion were the Bachchan family : Jaya & Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek & Aishwarya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda, Ajitabh & Ramola Bachchan with their daughters, Anil & Tina Ambani, Dipti Salgaoncar, Nina Kothari, Parmeshwar Godrej, Devaunshi & Anoop Mehta, Sandeep Khosla, Harsh Goenka, Roohi Jaikishan, Kajal Anand, Farah Oomberhoy, Namita Saraf, Kalpana Shah. Artists present for this special occassion included : Satish Gupta, Paresh Maity, Sujata Bajaj, Jaideep Mehrohtra, Lalitha Lajmi, Arzan Khambatta etc
 The book has been designed by Ogilvy and Mather and edited by Anupa Mehta.  The exhibition at Nehru centre also featured a display or rare original posters of old films of Mr Bachchan by film historian SMM Ausaja. Part proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be donated via Plan India for the cause of quality education for the girl child.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th Birthday Bash

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 11, 2012

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 70th Birthday in Mumbai with the entire Bollywood turning up to convey their wishes. Family and friends made a pretty picture on the red carpet along with Big B who was dressed in a velvet Bandhgala looked every bit like a royal.

Also a unique art show – B Seventy which is probably the first of its kind in the country will open at the Hall of Vision, Nehru Centre, Mumbai on 12th and 13th October 2012. B Seventy will showcase the artworks of 70 of India’s leading artists. All these works have one thing in common – their inspiration. The art show have been jointly conceptualised by Ms Jaya Bachchan and ad guru Piyush Pandey.Each of the works is a tribute to Mr Amitabh Bachchan in celebration of the actor’s 70th birthday.

IFP conveys good wishes to Amitabh Bachchanji on his birthday and gets you a look at this event’s red carpet.

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 11, 2012

IFP’s choice for Day 5 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week are as follows:

Joy Mitra

Joy Mitra’s  “An evening at the Town Hall” was inspired by colonial India. Pastels were combined with red,black & golden colours. Indo-Western fusion had dresses, lehengas, cholis, anarkali, tops & culottes. Joy got me on the way he mixed the colours and the rich embroidery work. The collection was classic and IFP liked it.

Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar was the designer for the Finale at WLIFW……..the creations were pretty dark……….literally. Ritu Kumar incorporated floral prints in the outfits for the very first time that I can remember. The colour palette was kept in darker hues, black was prominent as the base colour. Gotta combined with velvet were incorporated on the hemlines and cuffs will thread-work was kept minimal. Lace & sheer fabric was used in the sleeves & bodice. Jackets, Anarkali, Lehengas and sarees made way to the runway. This is the first time I am seeing Ritu Kumar move away from her conventional works……….I did find some pieces a bit overwhelming with too much of detailing but I am sure these would look amazing if toned down with pieces that do not have any detail-work. Overall this change surprised me but in a pleasant manner. IFP does like the creations which had the element of darkness but also the beautiful creative touch by the designer.

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 4

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 10, 2012

IFP picks it’s choice for Day 4 of  Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

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Gauri & Nainika

How do these talent women do it every single time……………that is what I am left wondering. Such elegance, such class, such sharpness……..the gowns & dresses with amazing fit and the eye-catching drape detailing. this collection primarily done up in black & white was indeed splendid. Since the colour was limited to 2 shades only, it was essential to get the look right. The designer duo used peplum and frill in different styles. Layering was used to add dimension to the shoulders, waist and hemlines of the outfit. IFP loved this collection and they do justice when it comes to couture inspired by the west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFP also liked few designs by

Vineet Bahl

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 9, 2012

IFP’s choice on Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week are

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Nachiket Barve

Designer Nachiket Barve’s latest collection ‘Hacienda’ which means ‘Estate’ in Spanish also a kind of luxury meant for few lucky ones……..Nachiket’s designs surely made the meaning clear. The colourful fabric with floral detailing my favourite being the orchid floral designs as well as the South American motifs. the colours reminded my the delicious Mexican & Spanish cuisine with plenty of ‘Avacado’ greens, ‘Lemon’ yellow, ‘Chilly’ Green and hot ‘Paprika’ reds with touches of blue & purple. The collection included one shoulder dresses, cocktail outfits, sarees, pants, bolero jackets and flowy skirts. Overall I liked the works for the colour factor though there were few pieces which required a better fit.

‘Dozakh’ by Karthikeya & Isha

‘Lace’ a fabric used in abundance by designer duo Karthikeya & Isha reminded me of ‘Evita’ somehow. Maybe the elegant silhouettes worn by the women of that era where lace was a favourite. The collection had plenty of dresses, skirts and gown with a regal touch. IFP liked this collection for the mere fact that it had a very ‘Victorian’ feel to it. The creations were straight forward and looked beautiful on the runway.

Alpana & Neeraj

Designer Duo Alpana – Neeraj defined symmetry in a beautiful manner. With the geometric designs taking form of cutwork and three dimensional prints on dresses took a life of their own on the runway. Inspired by the winter season, the collection had all plenty of icy blues, pristine whites, festive reds and  cold grey colour. The collection consisted mainly of cocktail dresses and gowns with few pants & tops. IFP likes this collection for the fit and the use of geometric patterns in their designs. A collection which stands out makes IFP’s list……………Alpana – Neeraj did a fine job and hope to see their collection on the red carpet soon.

IFP also liked few designs from

Nalandda

Rahul Misha

Manish Gupta

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 8, 2012

IFP picks the favourite designer collection showcased on Day 2 of Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week.

Photo Courtesy : FDCI

Manish Malhotra for MIJWAN

The Mijwan collection for WIFW saw the return of earthy, subdued tones like Ivory, burnt Orange, Crème, dull shades of Red, Pink and the likes. The collection embraced the traditional but popular embroidery work – Chikankari. The intrinsic needlework work was done exclusively by the Mijwan girls adopted by Manish. The embroidery gets its effect from the variety of stitches and different grades of threads used to form the beautiful patterns. This, teamed with the stunning and immaculate designs by Manish has been instrumental in the creation of some exquisite ensembles. Actress Parineeti Chopra was the show-stopper for Manish. We had witnessed these collection a few weeks earlier which IFP did like for the noble purpose of preserving traditional crafts of these beautiful designs.

Anaikka by Kanika Saluja

Anaikka by designer Kanika Saluja had an element of edginess in it. The grunge inspired outfits did manage to look fashionable on the runway. Loved the way metallic detailing was combined so beautifully with the soft fabrics. The collection had jumpsuits, dresses, pants, kaftans and short dresses which ranged from yellow to magenta. IFP loved the outfits with metallic work on darker hues………….the metallic skirt combined with a simple top was my favourite. Loved the way designer Kanika made this collection look so red carpet worthy………..grunge is a trend which is not easy to carry off, but Kanika made the outfits look effortless. IFP likes this recent collection by Anaikka for sure.

Schon by Sakshee Pradhan

Sakshee Pradhan might be an upcoming designer but her feminine collection of dresses and gowns did catch my eye. The colours were limited to pastels with a touch of shimmer & satin. Cigratte pants, cocktail dresses and evening gowns were a part of this collection. I liked this collection for the fact that it was not ‘over-the-top’ in terms of detailing. Western wears rely on drapes and fit more than on embroidery……I could find good fit as well as soothing colours on the runway. Actrss & model Diana Penty was the show-stopper in a peach net gown. IFP liked this collection and would look forward to seeing more of Sakshee’s work in future but require more elements of glamour in her next collection.

AM:PM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi

Ankur & Priyanka Modi who are the children of eminent designer Anju Modi, presented their Indo-western collection. The collection consisted of knee length dresses, shirts, jackets, pants and tops. IFP did like the asymmetrical detailing in tops and skirts along with the outfits which had bodice embroidery work in black. The collection was different from the rest and had a very vintage sort of appeal. IFP likes their work for the elegance displayed in their designs.

IFP also liked few pieces from other designer collection but is still on fence about the entire collection.

Samant Chauhan

Taniya Khanuja

Surbhi Chawla

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2013 – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 7, 2012

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week started off yesterday in New Delhi and IFP is looking forward to see the leading designers of our country showcase their finest works. IFP reviews the first day of this event and picks out it’s favourite for the day.

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Anand Kabra

Designer Anand Kabra presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection which had muted colours unlike his earlier works. The collection was a mix of western & Indian wear………though not very fond of the few pieces from his western wear outfits, but love the flowing lehenga skirts paired with cutwork detailing cholis. The light fabrics are perfect for the summer season but what I really liked was it was effortlessly stylish. If you plan to go on a resort wedding, then do take a sneak peek at Anand’s latest offering.

North-East show by Atsu Sekhose

As time passes by I have realised that designer Atsu Sekhose is a talent powerhouse and this collection confirmed my thoughts yet again. The Ministry of Textile along with designer Atsu presented this colourful soiree titled ‘The North-East Show’. Atsu who himself belongs to the ‘North-Eastern’ part of India, had created beautiful pieces from Assamese silk & cotton to form jackets, tops, pants, skirts and dresses. Why we liked the collection?………….such a work to be created out of hand-woven fabrics is amazing. I have seen Indian-wear created out of handloom fabrics……but this collection defied all odds.

Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna

Glitter here and there did catch my eye in Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna’s latest collection. The flowy fabrics had loads of detailing on the bodice & shoulder part. The collection had evening wear outfits like cocktail dresses, skirts, trousers and jackets. The styling of the models was 1950’s, colours in pastels & sherbet orange with black, grey & golden sequin details. IFP is sure that these outfits will surely make their way in the wardrobes of celebrities and on the red carpet. This was ‘Art’ combined with the element of ‘Glamour’.

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GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 2, 2012

GQ ‘Men of the Year’ Awards which is an annual affair, was held in Mumbai and the celebs graced this event in their best attire. ‘Indian Fashion Police’ gets you a low down on who wore what and how did they fare??

Now somebody has been taking style tips from his fashionista daughters………Glad to see Anil Kapoor in a Tuxedo which he style with a muffler. The clean shave look definitely got browny points from my side………….love this sophisticated ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ look on this handsome man. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Amitabh Bachchan who despite being unwell, walked the red carpet of this event in a Jodhpuri jacket. All I can say is that he has made the Jodhpuri jacket look so fashionable, do I need to complaint about it?? 🙂 🙂

Kajol who lately has been catching our attention for her amazing wardrobe choices, opted for a ‘Prabal Gurung’ satin dress. Though many bloggers were not in awe of this look, IFP felt that it was just the shoes which marred the look. I personally like the outfit and Kajol’s hair & make-up in this look. Ajay Devgan did look dapper in his suit and as a couple, I do like the pair very much. The only hitch is that Kajol’s outfit could have been styled better…… 😦

Vidya Balan was again seen in a Sabyasachi saree in dual tone which we have seen something similar on Sridevi few weeks earlier. Vidya did look good but I wish she would have accesorised a bit. IFP thinks Sridevi made this look work much better which you can check here.

Deepika Padukone in a red hot ‘Gaurav Gupta’ lace gown which I can describe as ‘Vintage meets contemporary’. The gown with it’s sheer lace detailing to show off Deepika’s hot bod is soften by her vintage style hairdo. Thankfully Deepika kept other things to bare minimum……………..IFP loves this look of hers. 🙂 🙂 🙂

It was a delight to see Konkona on the red carpet after ages especially when she looked so good in this saree combined with a print blouse. Handloom silks are not an easy one to carry off but Konkona does the job so effortlessly. IFP likes this look. 🙂 🙂

Siddharth Mallya surprised us by dressing in a white Tuxedo which on anyone else would have not looked so sleek. But that still leaves me with a question is why do men opt for white?? 😉

John Abraham walked in hand-n-hand with Priya Runchal who looked fabulous in a red ‘Victoria Beckham’ gown will accesorising the rest in black. The soft curl hairdo and a smile are a sure winner on the red carpet……..as for John who thankfully was dressed in formals did look good. But it was Priya al the way who won IFP’s style votes………….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Nargis Fakhri wowed the crowd in a Roberto Cavalli which she glamed up with a chunky necklace. The outfit fits her like a glove but it definitely has to be the accessories which get her a 10 on 10 score. IFP loves this look of Nargis. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Jacqueline Fernandes opted for a Amit GT fish tail gown in black and boy did she make this outfit work. The hair is what I am crazy about……..sleek, pushed back hairdo which blended perfectly well with her look. No complains here 🙂 🙂

I wonder if Neil Nitin Mukesh just walked off from his film shoot and forgot to change his costume. Unfortunately that was not the case………..GQ did have it’s very own shiny disco ball the moment Neil walked in. Sad to see bad outfits sometimes happen to the most handsome faces. 😦 😦 😦

Sarah Jane Dias was a vision in blue ‘AM:PM gown [Ankur Modi & Priyanka Modi]. The drape of the gown was beautiful and the hairdo of Sarah was alluring. IFP likes to see Sarah don the divalicious look at this red carpet. Perfect I say…… 🙂 🙂 🙂

Dia Mirza wore an Anita Dongre saree in black & white but somehow this look did not stand out a bit. Wish Dia would have opted for a bright coloured saree instead of going for a safe route in black & white. Missing the glamour quotient here . 😦 😦 😦

 

Shazahn Padamsee wore a ‘Shivan-Naresh’ gown which IFP has no complains about. But absolutely disappointed with the big clutch which took away the emphasis from the dress. The outfit is perfect as Shazahn is young and can experiment with her looks for the red carpet but this entire look lacks good styling. ‘Yay’ 🙂 for the outfit but ‘Nay’ 😦 for the styling & clutch.

 

Rahul Bose makes me smile every time he walks the red carpet. Maybe it has something to do with the ease he carries off any sort of fabric with style. He wore a velvet dinner jacket, which is not an easy thing to carry off but on Rahul the entire look works well. He kept the vest and trousers simple with a white bow-tie. Like it…….absolutely. 🙂 🙂

 

Kalki Koechlin wore a ‘Gaurav Gupta’ gown in golden but somehow this look of Kalki fell flat. The detailing on the bodice & it’s fit bothered me a whole lot. On someone who is a risk taker, it might have worked but Kalki kept her look absolutely simple. IFP thinks this look needed to be more daring in terms of styling. As for Anurag Kashyap……..thank you for ditching the denims. 😉

 

Esha Gupta in a Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna gown in give me the vibes of vintage inspired look. But in comes the shoes as spoilers. Esha did look pretty in this ensemble but the strappy sandals make me wonder if Esha had a good look in the full length mirror before stepping out. IFP  thinks open toe pumps in neutral shade would have worked since gowns require ample of heel. 😦 😦

 

 

 

 

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