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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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How to look good while you are expecting?

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on November 25, 2011

Who says woman who are expecting cannot look stylish? Here are few celebrities who have rocked in every type of silhouette while proudly showing off their baby bump.

Embrace layers but don’t go overboard with adding too much of fabric in order to hide the baby bump. You might just end up making it look more prominent. Try the traditional silhouette like an ‘Anarkali’  which will help you to show off the bump in a subtle manner. Lara Dutta does look graceful in the ‘Anarkali’ above at a recent event.

Opt for brighter shades to peep up your mood since one might get alot of mood swings during this happy. Channel happy mood by wearing cheerful colors like yellows, reds and pinks. You can also try wearing floral prints but avoid larger prints and gloomy shades. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who has recently delivered a baby girl, knew how to look cheerful & glowing in a rani pink saree.

Avoid too fitted silhouette since you might wanna announce to the world in a delicate manner. So try flowy fabric like crepes, silk, chiffons, cotton instead of clingy ones. Padma Lakshmi definitely knows how to flaunt her baby bump in a satin top paired with black leggings & boots.

Show of other assets as well which you might end up not focusing on like your legs, your toned arms or your sexy decolletage. Put on your best accessories and shoes  while you walk out that door beaming with confidence. Love Karisma’s look wherein she gave emphasis on her legs by wearing a churidhar that also helped her look slimmer.

Shoes play a very important role for all ‘mother-to-be’ since during these times comfort is top priority. Try platform which do not exceed more than 1 & 1/2 inch, ballerinas or flat sandals. Proper grip of the shoe is a must since that minimizes the risk of falling. There are so many variety of shoes available for expecting mothers in a wide variety of colors. Kajol wore comfortable golden platform slip-ons at a book launch while she was expecting.

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India International Jewellery Week [IIJW] – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 5, 2011

The Grand Finale had alot of shine to it………..courtesy the Diamonds and the Celebs of course. IIJW paid tribute to ‘Boucheron’ – Luxury Jewellery from Paris.

Sonam Kapoor who is the ‘Face of IIJW’ walked the runway wearing a beautiful red gown by Shane & Falguni Peacock with a ‘Boucheron’ neckpiece. The neckpiece is designed by Shaune Leane on the 150th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Boucheron’. As for Sonam………the florals in her styling made her look even more fabulous. The hair, the outfit and the jewels……………I think I am gonna faint as they are so perfect…………….

Mommy-to-be Lara Dutta also made an appearance on the ramp in a Shane & Falguni Peacock outfit in baby pink colour…………..the length of the lehenga is a downer but loved to see Lara glow in those jewels.

Also Walking the ramp was Sonu Sood………though I am a bit surprised to see him oon the runway wearing heavy gold jewellery, but must say that he definitely got us to see the jewels worn on his barely there vest……… 😉 Now who says men don’t wear jewellery…….

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The Dream maker – Manish Malhotra

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 1, 2010

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all”…………….these days the answer from the magic mirror is usually the woman dressed in a ‘Manish Malhotra’ Couture………………beauty at it’s peak………simply divine. I bet every woman in India desires an outfit from his kitty of clothes. Indeed Manish Malhotra is the master at Indian couture work, he has transformed the women of Bollywood with his fashion forward looks and designs. Karisma & Kareena Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee….all swear by his creations and do credit their transformed looks to him. Surily Goel trained under him and today is a successful fashion designer herself.

Manish started off designing for Juhi Chawla in movie ‘Swarg’ and since then there has been no looking back. Big banner movies like Yashraj, Dharma films, Red chillies, all have him to design the look of the leading ladies…………of course the result is a dream which we get to see on the silver screen. With an infinite number of movies under his belt, Manish Malhotra definitely acquires the crown of being the ‘Numero Uno’ in the glamorous tinsel town. He is the person solely responsible for adding glitter to bollywood.

Earlier the outfits of the actresses was rented from the dresswalas but after the success of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Raja Hindustani’ Manish got a lot of fan following not just in bollywood but also outside. This ‘Punjabi Munda’ showed the world that his designs were original and unique. He has also designed wedding trousseau for numerous celebrities……………….they look ravishing on their D-day, remember Karisma Kapoor in the Pink Lehenga or Shilpa Shetty in the lovely pink saree she wore for her engagement.

He is the first designer who has done a successful cross-over from movies to mainstream fashion since usually the trend is vice-versa. He started his label ‘Manish Malhotra’ for the masses in 2004 and has been showcasing his latest creations in fashion weeks in India & abroad since 2006. Sequin work, crystal embellishment, embroidery are this designer’s forte which he elegantly uses in his Indian outfits. He has put the Sarees, Lehengas and churidhars back into fashion………………thank god for he has saved the element of Indianess in today’s fashionable world. Manish today not just rules the filmi dunia but also has a hold on the runway.

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Wish to see the woman of Bollywood wear his style on the red carpet abroad as well. Kudos to Kajol for doing that during the screening of ‘My Name is Khan’ in locations abroad.

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IIFA Awards 2010

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 4, 2010

IIFA Award 2010 – Main Event 

IIFA Award 2010 main event was held in Colombo the capital city of Sri Lanka where many Bollywood stars walked down the green carpet and posed for the shutterbug.

Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan

The star couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan walked down the green carpet at the IIFA Awards 2010. Kareena was wearing a green and red Manish Malhotra couture saree where as Saif Ali went in for a formal-casual fusion of blazer with denim. I might have never liked the blazer with denim style but Saif makes an exception with this design on self pin-strip black blazer with a pop of colour in form of the red satin he has displayed on the side pocket of his blazer. The v-neck t-shirt with rugged blue denim and brown shoes plus belt are making his look ‘oh-so-fashionable’. I like Kareena Kapoor in Sex and the City style of dresses but somehow this colourful saree is not doing justice to this wonderful actress. The work and design everything is rich………….no doubt but the look is not very alluring. Maybe the green carpet has something to do with it???? I prefer Kareena more in the western avatar in the photo below where she is wearing a where she was dressed a shimmer top over jeans. I dig that look even though it is red carpet inappropriate. Maybe it is just me……………

 

 Lara Dutta

Whoa……….Lara Dutta in the 60s hairdo and a beautiful gown………do I need to say anymore.I think I do since I am not a fan of the 60s updo but must say Lara Dutta is pulling it off well. The gown is ‘magnificent’ with such intrisic work on the each layer of the hemlines and the criss cross fabric pattern on the waist. The accessories are well co-ordinated with huge diamond and pearl earrings with a golden clutch. This is a very red carpet look and I am happy that Lara not only looks like a glamorous super star but also classy. Lara Dutta I am a fan of your outfit…………..can you please lend me it for a day.

Bipasha Basu

This is wrong……………….this  is very wrong………………Bipasha has always been my favourite on the red carpet but this does not seem to be the real Miss Basu. This does not seem fashion forward nor it is elegant…………..The bright orange saree is an eye-sore but combining it with a hot fuchsia pink halter neck blouse is a disaster. With the chunky bangles and the big red bindi, Bipasha wanted to give a sexy look to the goan ki gori but could not do justice to the ensemble. Ms. Basu please go back to your original form…………..as much as I adore you I simply hate this look.

Salman Khan

The black suit is is very basic but what’s with the bright blue shirt and the black tie with a ‘Being Human’ message on it. I cannot see the ‘Salman’ style anywhere………….both the collar and the tie are hideous plus the colour blue are not doing any good to this dashing Star. The shiny blue shirt is a fashion crime…….better luck next time Salman.

Kangana Ranaut

 

The gown is pretty, the  detail work on the bustier of the gown is exquisite but the colour has totally disappeared against the back drop of the green carpet. As forKangana, she looks every bit radiant in this outfit. The gown has a very elegant feel to it…………….two thumbs up for the dress but I wish if Kangana would have opted for another colour.

Neha Dhupia

Neha seems to have come ready to chain a man from the IIFA award. She wore a black saree which was draped in style of a gown with a black blouse covered with golden chains all over…………plus topped it off with a bold chain belt. The style was innovative but why it is not working coz it is too overdone. I can see chains and only chains in this outfit. This style would have looked amazing if Neha would have concentrated on showing off the belt or the blouse only.  Any stylist would know that overdoing one accessory kills the look. 

Anil Kapoor

Did someone forget to wear their coat for the event??? Yes Mr. Anil Kapoor just did that……..this outfit is incomplete and unfortunately looks incomplete without it’s blazer. Love the grey colour with the maroon polka dot tie………..but who convinced Anil to go without the blazer. 

Hrithik & Suzzane Roshan

 

Hrithik Roshan wore a black three piece suit with a plain black tie………..I am missing a pop of colour in his attire. Maybe if he had added a different tie with this suit it would have worked much better. Plus Hrithik needs a haircut……. the all ruffled hair ………..I am not digging his tired look that much. Suzzane on the other hand wore a blue shimmer gown which was too much of glitter & not proper fit. These shimmer patterns ought to be given a defined necklines and fitted well especially at the waist to add that definition. The same colour waist belt is not doing much to make this outfit look glamorous. Though her silver clutch and shoes are pretty but the outfit is not desirable.

Fardeen & Natasha Khan

 

I have always loved seeing actors wearing Indian couture on the red carpet…………andseeing Fardeen in a bandhgala coupled with trousers sealed a smile on my face. He is looking handsome and a thorough Indian gentleman. Thank you Fardeen for wearing a bandhgala at IIFA Awards since all the actors seem to go western and ignoring the fact that ensemble like these can actually look better than a coat/suit. Natasha choose to wear a light blue and cream saree with a halter neck blouse. The saree should have been all in one colour but it compliments well with Fardeen’s clothes. All my browny point to Fardeen for this look.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline wore a beautiful saree draped in style of an evening gown………..she looked every bit amazing like a ‘Diva’. The entire attire is beautiful, looks glamorous and she is able to carry it off well. The accessories blend in well with her saree……love the fact that she is wearing only heavy earrings. Let the Saree with alluring detail work do the talking for her style…….two thumbs up for this pretty look.

Dia Mirza

 

I always look forward to see Dia Mirza on the red carpet………….I love the way this lady dresses up for the occassion. At IIFA 2010 Dia tried going in for avintage look which she can carry off effortlessly even though the dress is tad too simple. She has combined vintage jewellery with this boring dress giving it a life of it’s own. The pulled back hair are neat and she has never looked prettier. I love this look where she has combined the contemporary with old time charm.

 Day 1 

IIFA awards 2010 started of with a fashion show in Sri Lanka on 3rd June, 2010. The news is that many bigwigs of Bollywood are giving it a miss but from the looks at the green carpet I feel that there are going to be many attending the grand affair. We start off with the green carpet review…….. 

Jacqueline Fernandez 

 

Jacqueline Fernandez who is representative of her country Sri Lanka walked on the red carpet wearing shiny blue gown………..love the pattern of the gown. Even though people might not like the colour for its flashiness but I feel Jacqueline has been able to carry it of well.  The flowy long hair on the strap less gown with long earrings gives quite an oceanic feel to the entire look which as per Sri Lanka is perfect. On the whole I like this look which is glamorous but not over the top.

Bipasha Basu

 

Bipasha Basu wore a golden fringe all over short dress which had a very 80s look to it……………somehow this dress is not doing much to enhance this stunning actress body. We have seen Bipasha experimenting her look for the red carpet and maybe we have got used to seeing her in ‘bold avatars’ rather than going simple. Nonetheless I am digging the shoes, they look fabulous though are quite a mismatch with this outfit since the colour black of the clutch and shoes are taking the emphasis away from her golden dress which is more in a matt tone. My verdict on this outfit : don’t like it much, she could have glamed it up a bit with accessories and gone beige golden with her shoes and clutch since gold is the new black.

Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati

Lara Dutta walked in with beau Mahesh Bhupati for the IIFA Awards 2010 fashion show. Lara went in for a retro 80s look with this black and white Herve Ledge dress. The dress gets full marks from me since it is different form the rest of the crowd and of course Lara has the fabulous figure to carry it off well. But what is spoiling the look is her hideous oversized clutch and those ‘shiny disco ball’ black strappy heels. I wish she had gone in for simple open-toe stilettos and a small black clutch with sequin detailing with this chic outfit. As for Mahesh Bhupati, dude you are standing next to one of Bollywood’s glamorous actress, you have to do better than combing a blazer with denim. This look is ‘out of fashion’ ………………..I would have preferred a classic look of white shirt with denim minus the blazer. They both can be a power couple but just have to work on their look together with a great stylist.

Sonakshi Sinha

I don’t have the full length photo of Sonakshi Sinha but from the looks of this pic Sonakshi is looking stunning. The beige and golden outfit with a matching clutch is doing wonders on this young up-coming actress. The dress is short yet age appropriate with exquisite embroidery work all over plus sequin work on the hemline. My say on this attire is simple, fresh and different. Am eager to see her on the red carpet in future………….

Anil Kapoor

 

 Even after many decades how does Anil Kapoor still manage to look so good has always been a mystery to me. He has kept on re-inventing himself, experimenting with his looks both on & off-screen. At IIFA awards he was dressed in a basic black suit with a stripe tie………….kinda reminded me of Robert Downey Jr. with that french beard look. Me like the suit, like the style and love the fact that he is always well-dressed for red carpet. Two thumbs up for this look……..Mr. Kapoor keep rocking for many more decades to come.

Salman Khan & Sonakshi Sinha on the Ramp

 

Salman Khan and Shatrugan Sinha’s beautiful daughter Sonakshi Sinha walked down the ramp for Manish Malhotra during the IIFA Award 2010 fashion show. Salman Khan was in the avatar of his new upcoming film with Sonakshi wearing an all black attire and a fake mustache though the mustache makes Salman look like a 50s era gentleman……..it suits him well. Sonakshi wore a Lehenga designed by the Manish Malhotra. I do like Sonakshi’s outfit but her Dupatta draping could have been done better…………..the drape just looks as if done in a hurry. Sonakshi…glam up a bit, you are a pretty face………..no doubt.

Jacqueline walks the ramp with Kumar Sangakkara

 

It is always a delite to see Bollywood and Cricket come together during fashion events…………….this being one of the most anticipated shows held at different location every year. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez walked with Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakarra in Manish Malhotra creation. I love the golden empire waist kurta that Jacqueline is wearing…………love the detailing on it but somehow the velvet lehenga in navy blue colour with purple plus golden gotta border are not blending in that well. Thankfully Jacqueline’s angelice face is able to carry the dress off with an ease. Kumar is looking good in a navy blue kurta with golden detail work combined with white churidhar. On the ramp they both have made a pretty good impression.

 [The full length picture of their outfit can be seen http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6010021.cms

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