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Manish Malhotra Presents ‘The Visible White Beauty Collection for Colgate’

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 26, 2013


Manish Malhotra & Sonam Kapoor

An exclusive ‘Visible White Beauty’ collection in association with Colgate was showcased by Manish Malhotra at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

“Visible White Beauty” by Manish Malhotra, identifies with the concept that fashion is from the inside out. Inspired by Colgate’s exciting new toothpaste launch, this collection in the stark colours of White & Red was showcased at the Grand Hyatt, on the 25th of April.

Everyone in attendance was on their feet with applause as the distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor who sashayed the ramp in a beautiful red attire. The front row of a completely packed show included Prabha Parameswaran- MD, Colgate India, Actor  Ayushman Khurana, Singer- Hard Kaur, Sheetal Mafatlal, Aditya Hitkari & Divya Palat, Ashish Raheja, Shaina NC and Krishika Lulla to name a few.

Designed for the young and confident shopper who has an eye for fashion, this Indian summer wear collection by Manish Malhotra is contemporary, simple and chic. Light and breezy, the collection comprises of white and red designs, flowing seamlessly with metallic combinations.

Speaking about his association with Colgate Palmolive, Manish says, “To me fashion and style starts with a great smile.  The new Colgate Visible White offers exactly that – the perfect dazzling white smile. It is effective, stylish, and affordable. This new toothpaste is a must have for anyone’s beauty regime. It encourages youth who are fashion conscious to use a product that will aid the beauty and life of their teeth which will further enhance their style and boost their confidence. An opportunity to do a collection keeping Colgate’s image in mind and then amalgamating it with my fashion aesthetics is a rare one. The colours chosen for the collection are in the shades of white and red with flowing silhouettes that reflect the refreshing summer mood”.

This distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor. Adorning red attire, Sonam along with Manish concluded the spectacular evening by unveiling the new stylish beauty toothpaste from Colgate.

Photo Courtesy : Peepul Consulting

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Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red

Show stoppper Sonam Kapoor

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Designer Ritu Kumar honoured with Padma Shri

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 23, 2013

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‘Ritu Kumar’ the brand, the label, the glorious outfits inspired by our Incredible India………….the woman behind it’s success is none other than Ritu herself. One of the very first fashion veterans in modern times, Ritu has been conferred with ‘Padma Shri’- the highest honour for a Civilian for her exceptional & distinguished service in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

IFP salutes Ritu for her years of hard-work and passion in the field of Indian fashion. She started her label in 1969 to create the outfits with the help of Indian craftsmanship. She has strived to keep the Indian Textile Heritage alive by incorporating the beautiful hand-loom fabrics, handwoven designs and intricate embroideries in her work. She has dressed women from all walks of life & it is a dream come true for any Indian girl to have an outfit by ‘Ritu Kumar’ in her wardrobe. Without her this industry could have never been such an inspiring place to be.

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Celebrities & the Glorious Jewels at IIJW 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 16, 2013

IIJW 2013 has a new venue this year…………the show opened this weekend in New Delhi. India International Jewellery Week started off in Mumbai and is now set to go to other cities of the country. With designers & leading Jewel houses of India come together to showcase their best at this prestigious Jewellery show.

The show started with Sonam Kapoor inaugurating this event………..Sonam is the face of IIJW and does true justice to her job as the ambassador in the most stylish way. She wore a colourful lehenga by designer Anamika Khanna combined by jewels created by Sonam’s mother Sunita Kapoor. IFP is in awe of this entire look which was not over the top blingy yet had sophistication written all over. LOVE!!!

Photo Courtesy : http://www.styleandsparkle.com, http://www.boldsky.com

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Other Celebrities who made an appearance at the show were……..

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Chitrangada Singh walked for Hazoorilal Jewellers

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Lara Dutta looked beautiful in a blue gown & jewels from ‘Amer Collection’ by Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers

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Neha Dhupia looked pretty in pink for Gitanjali Jewels

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Shriya Saran walked the runway for Shuddhi Jewels



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Yami Gautam for Rio Tinto Jewels

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Juhi Chawla is the show-stopper for Kays Jewel

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Jacqueline Fernandez & Madhur Bhandarkar for PC Jewellers

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Know Your Saree – Paithani

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 11, 2013

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After exploring the Kanjeevarem from South India to the Chanderi saree from Madhya Pradesh, IFP takes you to Maharashtra where the beautiful ‘Paithani’ saree came into existence. Paithani silk originated from a town named ‘Paithan’ in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. This saree is a rich heritage that the state of Maharashtra has to offer to people all over the world. Paithani sarees are worn by women in Maharashtra during auspicious occasions like marriages and other important family celebrations. The art of weaving this royal silk has been passed on to generations since the Maratha Empire Era……..despite many centuries have passed, this saree is one of the best ever made in India.

Available in silk, Paithani sarees have a heavy zari border & pallu woven out of golden threads. Motifs of peacock, parrot and  lotus top the list of the zari designs on Paithani sarees. Earlier the zari borders were woven out of pure gold threads mixed with copper but currently  silver is used as the base for the gold coated threads. Traditional colours preferred would be yellow, green, purple, magenta, red……….the brighter the shade, the better it looks. Sometimes two different shades of silk threads are used while weaving to get a kaleidoscopic effect of the saree. Each Paithani saree might take upto 18 to 24 months time in weaving…….that also depends on the intricacy of the designs. 

This saree has been portrayed very beautifully in some of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings in which he has beautifully depicted a Maharashtrian lady adorned with jewellery & a ‘Paithani’ saree.

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This age old silk has found admiration from the celebrity world in abundance. Most recently Genelia D’souza wore a Paithani saree in red  for her wedding to Riteish Deshmukh while other well known faces like Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher, Mahima Chaudhary & Maria Goretti have worn it at red carpet events. 

 

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Red Carpet at TOIFA 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 7, 2013

Times of India Film Awards or better known as TOIFA was held this weekend in Vancouver, Canada. IFP gets you a glimpse at the red carpet of TOIFA and how our stars fared on it.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.businessofcinema.com & Indiatimes.com

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Abhishek & Aishwarya pose on the red carpet at TOIFA complimenting each other’s style in Indian wear. Aishwarya was dressed in a green anarkali by ‘Sabyasachi’ while Abhishek was spotted in a bandhgala. As a couple they looked nice but I still believe this look would have been much more glamorous.

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Nargis Fakhri dressed in a glittery ‘Komal Sood’ gown posed in style. On someone else the gown would have been a total wash-out but Nargis looked ‘Hot’…………..especially the fuchsia pink lips.

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Priyanka Chopra dazzled in a black & golden ‘Arpan Vohra’ outfit at TOIFA………..this one is definitely one of her best red carpet looks. The dress is sexy, her side swept hairstyle is fashionable and the make-up is beautiful. Wish Priyanka would continue these amazing red carpet appearances in future too.

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Neha Dhupia knows how to work a ‘Sabyasachi’ outfit. IFP loves her military inspired look which was definitely a tough one to carry but Neha pulled this look off with sheer elegance. The pulled back hair, flawless make-up and minimal accessories…….. 🙂 🙂

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Ileana D’cruz shares a joke with Prabhudeva on the red carpet………here I actually felt that Prabhudeva looked way better than Ileana who is usually dressed perfect. Maybe this was her day off………………not liking the gown or styling of this look. 😦

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Ranbir Kapoor has finally heard IFP’s plead to woo us on the red carpet…………….the man looked dapper in a three piece suit and trimmed stubble. This is definitely how we want a star to be seen on the red carpet. IFP has got at least this wish fulfilled………sigh!!

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Shahrukh & Gauri Khan wanted to paint the town red………..well at least their appearance did feel like that. Shahrukh finally opted for some colour by wearing a maroon dinner jacket while Gauri wore a ‘Tarun Tahiliani’ saree. I do like  Gauri’s hairstyle which is a refreshing change & it works with this outfit.

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Aditi Rao Hydari in a ‘Gauri & Nainika’ gown could have been a match made in fashion heaven…………..unfortunately the reverse happened. I cannot pin point if it was the shiny fabric or the colour that did this look in……..wish the gown would have been in fuchsia colour. Maybe it would have worked……………at least for now this look spelt disaster.

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Anushka Sharma wore a suit again on the red carpet…………not that IFP has any complains since she looked so good with those hair bangs & red lips. Anushka was the ‘Host’ for the evening along with Ranbir Kapoor so I think they had a dress code to follow for this event……….but a fabulous girl like her deserves to be seen in couture gowns & Indian-wear………there is always a next time.

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Padma Honours for Sridevi & Sharmila Tagore

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 5, 2013

IFP gets you a glimpse into the latest event wherein Bollywood got the top Padma Honours – actress Sharmila Tagore was awarded with Padma Bhushan & Sridevi was awarded with Padma Shri for their respective contribution to Indian Cinema. They were conferred this honour by President of India – Pranab Mukherjee. Actor Rajesh Khanna will receive Padma Bhushan posthumously.

Photo Courtesy : NDTV.com

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When it comes to style, these beautiful ladies never disappoint us………..Both Sharmila & Sridevi opted for silk sarees for this occasion. Classic, Graceful and so beautiful.

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