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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 8, 2012

As Lakme Fashion Week comes to a closure, I have got to say that a new breed of designers are emerging and taking over the fashion scene. I did like the some of the creations of upcoming designers like Amrita Thakur & Rajat Tangri. The fit and the detail work was impression and I hope to see more creative designs from them in future. Designer Neeta Lulla also presented her collection ‘Radha’ but unfortunately their were outfits which I have already seen on the red carpet or on the silver screen. Was expecting something new fron Neeta but I must say that I am a bit disappointed with her latest collection. But my choice for the designer of the day has to be Pankaj & Nidhi. So here are the reviews for why I loved the works of the finale designer.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

 

Amrita Thakur

 

Rajat Tangri

 

 

Neeta Lulla

 

 

Pankaj & Nidhi

Designer Pankaj & Nidhi presented their collection based on Lakme Absolute Monochrome make-up collection. Kareena Kapoor who is the face of Lakme Absolute did look stunning in their ‘fringe look’  creation. Keeping in mind the upcoming winter season, the designers had plenty of jackets, kimono style tops, shawl wraps, pants, waistcoats, asymmetrical skirts, ponchos in their collection. The colour palette was dominated by black & white with infusion of bright colours like fuchsia, green, orange and blue. ‘Genius’ is how IFP can describe their work………..the designs were simply based on ‘out of the box’ thinking and were absolutely original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Photo Courtesy : Gulte.com & Deccan Chronicle

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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.

 

 

Kajol


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

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.

Rekha

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.

Photo courtesy : Rediff India

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Celebrity Sightings this week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 21, 2011

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Baby Shower

Jaya Bachchan welcomed every guest for Aishwarya’s baby shower which was held at the ‘Bachchan’ residence in Juhu. She was seen wearing this beautiful pastel-golden motif saree [my guess Abu-Sandeep]. Love the saree though the hair needed a bit of help…………..on second thought since it was an event at her residence, so whatever complaints I have gets compensated by her graceful saree…….:-)

Bipasha Basu was seen wearing a ‘Manish Malhotra’ creation in pink & white…………..she did look gorgeous, love her hair but what was an eye-sore was Karan Johar dressed in oversized denim shirt and pants. A kurta would have done better work……………but the ceremony was meant for ladies, so can let Karan go off the hook for now.

Twinkle Khanna definitely knows how to dress for any damn occasion…………she looks stunning in this Abu-Sandeep designed kurti-churidhar along with a ‘Chanel’ bag and peep-toes. Two thumbs up for Twinkle who has always opts for classic pieces. A color like this would have not worked otherwise on someone else……………Twinkle simply rocks in it.

Neetu Kapoor also came in dressed in Abu-Sandeep outfit, Do I need to say anything about this beautiful woman who still looks charming at any given time…………….elegance, grace and poise……….Neetu surely has it all.

Also spotted at the event were Neelam and Manyata Dutt…………Neelam looks pretty in a blue-green kurti-churidhar, I do like Manyata’s peach saree but neck up the story is entirely different. Wish Manyata would opt for a new hairdo and avoid chunky jewelry even if they cost alot of moolah.

Designer Neeta Lilla along with her daughter Nishka in their own creations. The Kalamkari saree from Neeta’s recent collection looks amazing on her plus the chunky neckpiece works well with the outfit. Though wish to have a better pic of Nishka……

Poonam Sinha Also made an appearance at the ceremony in a green saree combined with a purple blouse…………Poonam has surely made color blocking work for her. Like this simple look of hers…….

It is not so often that one gets to see Saira Bano at events, but she did come to the ceremony in a red saree looking graceful as ever. I strongly feel that today’s actress lack elegance which was seen in yester-year actresses. Sigh……..

Spice Mobile Launch

Sonam Kapoor who is the brand ambassador of ‘Spice Mobiles’ was seen at it’s recent launch of mobile phones. Clean lines with this dress which she prepped up with a blue bib necklace & braided hair. She managed to look flawless especially after her black gown debacle. Good to see her bounce back with such a charming look.

Rockstar Promotions

Ranbir Kapoor and co-star Nargis Fakri have been busy promoting their upcoming movie ‘Rockstar’ in various cities. Seen here in a more traditional avatar of patiala salwar and kurta on both of them. If I had to pick one look it will have to be Ranbir’s attire in a khadi kurta with silk salwar and the ‘Ray-bans’. As for Ms. Fakri, the short A-line kurti with a patiala salwar is just too much of mess happening.

Johnnie Walker Jet Black party

Caught Bipasha basu partying the night with pal Deanne Pandey at Johnnie Walker Jet Black party held in Mumbai. Bipasha wore a Falguni-Shane Peacock creation in black which was the party theme color. She looks smoking hot in this sexy attire…….all heart for this look.

Schokolaade Launch at ‘Anita Dongre’ flagship store

‘Schokolaade’ desert cafe was launched at Anita Dongre’s flagship store in Bandra with Abhishek Bachchan as the ‘guest of honor’ along with celebs like Sangeeta Bijlani, Sonali Bendre, Sameera Reddy, Gayatri Oberoi, Pria Kataria Puri and host of others. In case you are tired shopping at the store, hop in at Schokolaade for a quick munch…….:-)

Abhishek Bachchan looke dapper in white shirt with denims but I wish he would appoint a stylist who tells him that a stubble is not always fashionable.

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Aamby Valley India Bridal Week – Day 4

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 27, 2011

Neeta gave the audience a glamorous double offering with the regal Hema Malini in a floor length white silk panelled kurta with a gorgeous lace dupatta walking down the ramp with her daughter, Eesha looking stunning in a full silver and crystal embroidered bridal creation.

Vintage and zardozi embroidery along with kundan beads and semi-precious stones glittered under the ramp lights. The beautiful collage of fabrics played with each other to create dazzling bridal wear. Luxurious brocades, delicate lace, yards of soft sensuous silk and textured nets were embroidered with amazing designs. Swarovski crystals gleamed under the catwalk lights; while the thread and pearl embellishments, added to the beauty of the pre-stitched saris, lehengas, cholis and ornate dupattas. The colour story was vibrant and festive to match the mood of the collection.

Moving into the pre-stitched creatively draped sari segment, Neeta’s imagination was extreme in its creativity as drapes and moulded net, chiffon, silk and georgette were presented as lehenga/sari combos or as lehenga/gown duos. Yokes hugged the hips of pleated saris and one shoulder blouses made dramatic entries. Sarong style saris were teamed with long sleeve backless cholis and hip high slits on pre-stitched draped lehenga/saris almost resembled costumes worn by Amrapali.

Finally for the bridal lehenga/choli/dupatta offering, Neeta created embroidery that almost looked like prints on fabrics as the craftsmanship was truly amazing.

The designer duo opened the show with the only male in the presentation – it was the handsome hunky Jacky Bhagnani in a sharply cut black and gold embroidered sherwani escorting the radiant and beautiful Rachel in a white net lehenga choli with a feathered edge dupatta with crystals and appliqués to highlight the creation.

Soon it was a veritable feast for the eyes as net saris worn over sexy side slit petticoats or heavily embroidered ones, six tiered anarkalis some with asymmetric hemlines were beautifully crafted. Reds and whites with hints of green and black were a colour story ideal for bridal wear. Halter cholis with tantalising tassels, sheer net flesh coloured floor length kurtas over layered lehengas, moulded silver sexy cholis, empire line tiered floor skimming kurtas and lehengas with heavily embellished bunches of flowers dazzled the audience.

Show stopper Sameera Reddy created a sensation in the gorgeous red ruffled layered net bridal gown with a crystal encrusted bodice, a deep scooped back and luxurious trail as she glided down the catwalk to the strains of the finale music.

Some of the eye-catchers was the feathered tasselled sari and the Chantilly lace appliqué asymmetric kurta; while the dusty grey net sari and embroidered petticoat worn by Parvati was a dream to behold. Long trails on lehengas added that old world charm to the Indian garments while the gleaming long sleeve gilets over flouncy skirts had a European feel.

The gorgeous jewellery worn by the models was by Vijay and Sandeep Golecha whose bridal creations were perfect accessories.

The Peacock Bride collection by Falguni and Shane Peacock was undoubtedly aimed at the New Age couple who longs for glamour combined with drama for the most important day of their life.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive – Day 4

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 21, 2011

Our pick for Day 4…..

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla presented her latest Bridal collection at LFW……………..one got to see bright reds, orange, browns, golden beige, blue colours with Andhra Pradesh’s famous painting form ‘Hastkala Kalamkari’ on the silhouettes. I am always for the idea of incorporating Indian Art in the creations…..Neeta has sure done us proud on that front. The lehengas, fish tail skirts, sarees, corset, jackets, cholis, short kurtis, Anarkalis were all heavily embellished with golden zardosi, kundan & velvet. The outfits were very regal but there was too much of detail work in few outfits which I felt could have been avoided. Prachi Desai opened the show for Neeta Lulla in a floor length Anarkali.

My Verdict : I liked the richness of her detail work and the concept of Indian Art form being used in creating an outfit. The floor length Anarkalis were passe but I do give my vote to short kurtis and the fish tail lehengas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy : www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

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Bridal Couture for 2011

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on December 31, 2010

Major part of my holidays actually went into seeing hindi movie which is what I dearly miss staying abroad. Another movie which impressed me after ‘Guzaarish’ has to be ‘Band, Baaja, Baraat’………………so much of colour be it in the setting, background, food or glorious clothes…………by which I come back to my favourite topic ‘C-L-O-T-H-E-S’. Bless the person who invented it…………else what fun it would be to live like Adam & Eve 😉

Like any Indian girl, I still love the idea of getting all decked up to go for a wedding, sangeet or a party in Salwar Kameez, Saree or a Kurti Jeans with bangles, jhumkis, ethnic sandals & potli. Despite being married for more than 2 years, I still yearn to wear my wedding lehenga, but do manage to take a sneak peek at it every single time I come back to India. Wedding Attire is important decision every woman makes for D-day which can make her look like a million bucks or make others look much better than her[poor thing]. I am very inspired with the upcoming year 2011 and the wedding fashion in store for all, with new and legendary designers making a beeline for wedding couture. Hope I am able to bring the best wedding fashions for the new year since every Indian girl dreams her entire life of wearing ‘The Bridal Lehenga’ or ‘Bridal Saree’ on her Wedding Day.

JJ Valaya

 JJ Valaya’s bridal collection is to die for………………the moment a Valaya bride walks in, the crowd is enthralled by her grace and elegance combined with the richness of the bridal lehenga. His recent Bridal collection displayed at Pearl Infrastructure Couture Week is definitely at top of my list for must have bridalwear in the new year. The colours red & golden which are fit for any bride, take centre stage in his new collection which was inspired by beautiful Rajasthan. The exquisite traditional detail work leaves me breathless with its beauty. If you are looking for something regal, JJ Valaya’s bridalwear is where your journey would end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun definitely needs no introduction when it comes to Bridal couture, for he has led the way for others. He had recently organised Bridal Couture Exposition in Gurgaon & Mumbai which got a whole lot of people together to catch the first glimpse of his recent bridal collection. What makes him stand apart is the amazingly done detail work especially with Swaroski crystals which reflect Indianess in every bit. His bridal outfits look like a dream come true and the woman wearing it on her D-day feels like a Queen. If you are the type who loves the glitz, wants to look glamorous and money is no issue, then enter the fabulous world of Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Dream. I put my bets on the fact that someday in the future, a Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal outfit will be seen as ‘Vintage’ which you can surely show it off to your grandchildren………..:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

  

  

Neeta Lulla

 Neeta’s recent collection displayed at the Amby Valley Bridal Week was definitely worth a look. I am glad that Neeta is coming back to her glorious ‘Devdas’ days of blending colour and embroidery to bring out a glorious outfit. This wedding season, I would suggest brides-to-be to take a look at Neeta’s Bridal collection which has sarees and lehengas with loads of detail work. Lovely colours in magenta,pinks, mehendi greens,orange, golden and maroons were seen on the runway as part of Neeta Lulla’s presentation. So if you are the traditional type of bride who loves to mix & match colour, Neeta Lulla might be a perfect fit for your Trousseau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

Pallavi Jaikishan 

Surprisingly I never thought that lace could ever suit Indian Bridal outfits……………but Pallavi Jaikishan has made that possible by using her trademark style with Chantilly lace, combining it with our Indian designs & fabrics. The outcome……..a breath-taking collection which oozes loads of grace. She has extensively used chiffon, crepes, Georgette and net with sequin work for the much-needed ‘bling’ but the outfits never looked over the top. For a bride who is in search of sophistication, Pallavi’s creations might just answer your D-day outfit queries.

 

   

Manish Malhotra

Who doesn’t want to be dressed by this amazing magician……………….why do I call him a magician, simple since his clothes transform any woman into a ‘Diva’. Every fashionista’s wants to own a classic piece of Manish Malhotra’s collection. He has brought ‘finesse’ and loads of colours to Bridalwear. One of the few designers who made women leave red, choose unlikely & different colours like peach, yellow, blue, pink, golden and so many more. He has stood out for his detail work with is very fine yet has the element of ‘bling’ in subtle tones. In his recent collection, one can find Manish using loads of gotta work, zari work, kundan, kashmiri embroidery and velvet to create a distinctive look for the bride & bridesmaids. Overall I am a fan of his Bridal designs both ‘on’ & ‘off’ ramp.

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla

Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla made a re-appearance after many years on the ramp during the Pearls Infrastructure Couture Week – 2010 thought their recent creations were no doubt very classic, but needed more creativeness from this talented duo. They still stand out to be one of the finest when it comes to Indian Bridalwear. This festive season they have presented a collection where classic diva & a rocker chick collide to combine a beautiful fusion in Bridal attire. There is colourful metallic sequin work on the lehengas and sarees that provide with the ‘Glitter’ to the recent collection plus the sober pale hues add a hint of luxury to the entire ensemble. The floral motifs on the outfits neatly placed added the much-required pop of colour. If you as a bride feel that you wanna be adventurous on your big day, yet retain the element of ‘elegance’ Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla’s collection is tailor-made for your style.

 

 

 Anupama Dayal

 

Anupama Dayal was a surprise to me this festive season with her display of bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive this year. With such beautiful work up her sleeve for bridal collection, I am sure there will be many takers for her designs. The fact why I am featuring Anupama’s collection in Bridal couture for next year is that it is contemporary yet very traditional at the same time. A bride who wants a bridal outfit without too much of bling can check out this collection done up in gotta detailing, metallic embellishment and motifs over Banarsi brocade, silks, Georgette and net. Plus with a variety of colours, you will have plenty to choose from. Suited well for the bride who wants to look different from the rest of the crowd on her own D-day.

  

  

  

Abhi Rahul

I liked Abhi & Rahul’s saree & lehenga collection displayed at Lakme Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 because of the festive colours and the embroidery work. Honestly if the traditional Indian Bridalwear is without detail work, there is not much fun in flaunting it. Even if the embroidery or the zari workis used to the minimum but should not be devoid of it. Abhi Rahul’s collection is for the bride who wants to dress up more subtly than be demure on her wedding day. The backgrounds have muted tones combined with bright colour sequin work. The collection has rich fabrics like silks, velvet along with rubia cotton, colourful khadi, brocade and net. I am a fan of their styling of a saree with a matching jacket as seen below. Very contemporary and glamorous yet fit for the cold Indian winters.

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Anamika Khanna

For the very contemporary Bride, your search deinitely would end after looking at Anamika Khanna’s recent Bridal collection which is not for the faint hearted. If you truly wish to surprise the crowd by going modern rather than traditional, this will fit the bill. Loads of gotta & zari work with sequin work on an unlikely fabric like velvet for a rich look plus combining corsets with sarees, lehengas and even salwars have been a highlight of this collection. Angarakhas made a come back, thanks to Anamika’s creativity while the dupattas with heavy embroidered patterns on the ends, empowered the entire outfit. If you are very fashion forward & not afraid to take risks, you have just hit the jackpot.

Photo Courtesy: www.daylife.com, www.vogue.in, www.stylekandy.com, www.masala.com

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Lakme India Fashion Week Winter/Festive – Finale

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 22, 2010

The Fashion week went by like a breeze with amazing designs and festive colours.

Malini Ramani

Ms.Ramani was back with her latest collection ‘The Gypsy Collection’ which was an array of colours but unfortunately I found it much similar to her last collection. The collection was further divided into 4 sections – Mystery, Bliss, Cosmic and Nirvana. Mystery was done up in black with mirror and shell embroidery, Bliss was done up with batik prints with a dash of glitter, Cosmic was all about fether, coin and shell work, Nirvana was infusion of black with red topped with mirror work. Evening gowns, cocktail dresses, pants all were in this collection…….Lakme faces Indrani Dasgupta, Shraddha Kapoor, Lisa Hayden andAmrit Maghera walked the runway dressed in Malini Ramani creations. My verdict for this colourful collection : Beautiful, wearable and will make a woman look ‘hot’ but on the other hand required something different from tribal inspirations from Malini.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla presented her latest collection which was fit for the upcoming Festive season………………now I am in the middle since I have mixed feeling for Neeta’s collection………………I liked it and I hated it too…………..Why??? Some pieces were like a dream with the beautiful Rosette patterns on the satin and silks……………..but when the outfits was simply ‘Dhinchaak’ with respect to the shine & shimmer part…………….it was too much Filmy. Though this was the Silver Jubilee Celebration of her Label, no wonder Sridevi walked the runway wearing a dazzling silver gown in which looked glorious……………actually I am not in for the all silver gown since it hurts my eyes quiet a bit. Nonetheless the nudes and the yellows were pretty…………..the saree inspired gown look was strictly OK!! While few gowns created out of net, sequins, shimmer and rosettes were not to my taste……………they were too over the top. My verdict : If you wanna end up looking like a shiny Disco Ball, by all means go for Neeta’s collection, but if you are the sober types………..stick to the pastels in her collection which were alluring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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India International Jewellery Week 2010 – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 16, 2010

The Indian International Jewellery show started off in Mumbai on the 15th August, 2010……………….of course our celebrities had to be there to make the occasion much more happening with their presence.

 

 

Deepika Padukone walked the ramp wearing an outfit designed by Ana Singh and jewellery by Farah Khan Ali…………..in one word Deepika simply looked ‘Splendid’………Deepika’s multi strand necklace had rubies and pearls with a similar neck piece made with diamonds, rubies and kundan………..love the ‘Indian’ look on her which she carries off gracefully.

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Katrina Kaif also walked down the ramp for the brand ‘Nakshatra’ which she represents as a brand ambassador adorning diamond jewellery and wearing Neetu Lulla creation…………….though I must admit I am not a fan of her lehenga but nonetheless Katrina looks flawless neck up.

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Mother – Daughter duo Lilette & Ira Dubey walked the ramp for Mirari & Sons adorning their creation. Both were dressed in black……….must say that Lilette Dubey can give other actresses a run for their money with her killer looks. Both of them looked ‘Awesome’.

Queenie Dhody also displayed her creations for Giantti in which Dino Morea wearing a manellery [jewellery for men] and pendant in white gold & diamonds. That is a first time that an actor walks down the ramp for jewellery………….I love new things in fashion……………love Queenie’s diamond cuffs.

Will keep you updated with more pics.

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