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Know your Saree- Banarasi

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 3, 2013

Banarasi

Banarasi sarees definitely need no new introduction……..a rich woven fabric has been in existence in our country since the Mughal Era. But IFP does want it’s readers to know more about this glorious saree.

Banarasi sarees as the name suggests did originate in the city of Varanasi or Benaras to the locals. Banarasi sarees are usually woven out of the finest silks and have been the most sought after saree for weddings in the north-east part of India. Till date it is considered to be an integral part of any Indian bride’s trousseau. These rich silks have been passed down from one generation to another in many households.

The motifs range from florals, birds, paisley, buttis to leaves  and a single silk saree can even take upto 6 months to be woven. Silk jamdani, jangla, jamawar tanchoi, and tissue are some of the types of banarasi sarees available today. These days the banarasi motif is also available in chiffon as well as georgettes so that women can wear it in their day-to-day life.

The silk Jamdani, is a variety of brocade woven in Banaras may be considered to be one of the finest products to come out of the Banarasi loom. Here silk fabric is brocaded with cotton and rarely with zari threads. Some of the traditional motifs of Jamdani included Chameli (Jas mine), panna hazar (Thousand emeralds) genda buti (marigold flower)pan buti (leaf form) tircha (diagonally striped) etc.

Jangala is one of the oldest form of a banarasi saree & also the most preferred during weddings. Jal Jangla design have golden or silver creeper motifs spread across the saree with a heavy border & pallu. Meena work can also be used on the Jangla to make it fit for bridal wear.

Jamawar Tanchoi is a form of banarasi brocade where 2 or more coloured silk threads are used to create the multicolour effect in a saree. Tanchoi is also used to create bridal lehengas by Indian designers.

The renowned Zari brocade weavers of Banaras has evolved a technique of weaving tissue material which looked like golden cloth. Tissue saris are most popular as wedding saris among the affluent. Tissue sari has glazed, shining character due to the use of real gold Zari/Silver Zari and are ornamented with the particulars traditional design such as Jangla Butidar, Shikargah menadar etc.

Any Indian designer who makes Bridal wear uses Banarasi silk to create that rich effect in their troussea collection. BAnarasi silk is also widely used to make men’s wedding achkans.  Even our celebrities love to wear this silhouette on the red carpet and here is a look at how they rock in a Banarasi saree……..

Banarasi-Kalyani

Christian Dior V.P. India – Kalyani Chawla

Banarasi-Kirron

Kirron Kher

Banarasi-Rani

Rani Mukherjee

Banarasi-Sonakshi

Sonakshi Sinha

Banarasi-Rekha

Rekha

Banarasi-Saakshi

Saakshi Tanwar

Photo Courtesy : Style&sparkle, Indiatimes

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Know Your Saree – Paithani

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 11, 2013

Paithani collage

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.

Paithani-RajaRaviVarma

 

 

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. 

 

Paithani-Mahima

Paithani-Kirron
Paithani-Maria

Paithani-Vidya

Rani-Paithani

 

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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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56th Filmfare Awards – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 30, 2011

The big, big, big nite had many beautiful celebrities take stage at 56th Filmfare Awards. How could I stay behind in getting the red carpet review for the event. Though I somehow don’t agree to who won the award since I would have certainly picked other deserving actors. But red carpet review is my honest expression, no bribing here.The event was held at the Yash Raj Studios on 29th January, 2011 in Mumbai. So keeping it short and simple………….let’s see what our celebrities wore at the award function…………….and how well they fared on the red carpet.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif was seen here wearing a Manish Malhotra outfit but frankly I am confused over whether it is a gown or a lehenga with an ultra long kurti???? What this outfit needed was a shorter kurti or better, a choli with a dupatta. Secondly this outfit was way too heavy to be worn at an award function, would have worked better for someone’s marriage. My Verdict : Pretty detailing, lovely colour………..but it was a case of overdressing for the occasion. Remember less is more at such events.

Malaika Arora Khan


Malaika Arora Khan a.k.a. ‘Munni’ wore a white and golden gown with gold accessories and nude open toe shoes. A ‘Diva’ like her can gracefully carry off any western attire and she did justice to this ensemble as well. The fault however was the design since somehow the golden one shoulder detail work seemed out of the picture. The gown would have worked better if it was a strapless gown with the detail work only on the bustier. My Verdict : Love Malaika in this gown, else the outfit would have not looked this good on anyone else.

Sonakshi Sinha

It felt like a breath of fresh air the moment I saw Sonakshi wearing this pretty ‘Gauri & Nainika’ outfit which is just right, given her young age. The green colour with minimal jewellery and ‘bling’ in form of the clutch. She also won the ‘Best Debut – Female’ of her role in ‘Dabangg’ which was truly well-deserved. My verdict : Love it………..

Vidya Balan


How can a woman always end up looking so flawless on the red carpet in a saree???? That is what I always ask myself whenever I see Vidya Balan in a ‘Sabyasachi’ creation. The attention grabbing statement bib necklace, the designer blouse, the black saree with detail work on the border………………Divine. Plus have never seen Ms.Balan in red-painted nails……..who so ever inspired her to get all dressed did a pretty good job. I am sure many jaws dropped once she made an entry at the award event.  My verdict : This is the tipping point for Vidya Balan & designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, please don’t ever go back to your earlier looks.

Urmila Matondkar

Urmila who has remained faithful to designer Manish Malhotra, wore his creation again. What a relief to see this beautiful women looking gorgeous on the red carpet. Yes I am still confused with the length of the kurti but Urmila is able to carry it off well plus the ‘bling’ is restricted above the waist and on the hemlines. Since her earlier red carpet sightings were a bit of a let down, this is better off than her earlier appearances. My verdict : Like it, suits her ‘petite frame’ well.

Hrithik & Suzzane Roshan

‘Lady in Red’ accompanied by her knight in shining armour…………………literally. Seeing Hrithik in those shiny pants and the grey suit I thought he had borrowed it from his father’s wardrobe where Papa Roshan might have still stored his 1970s clothes.  Suzzane on the other hand fares a wee bit better except for the pink clutch which looks out of the place. Again I would love to see her wear jewellery like a pair of earring on her gown. My verdict : Hrithik can look amazing in Karan Johar – Varun Bahl creation or a ‘Tom Ford’ suit.

Kajol

Kajol who made an appearance after a long time, also took home the award for the ‘Best Actress’…………………stylewise she seemed to have grabbed a Manish Malhotra outfit in a hurry. She is yet to lose her baby weight but why hide it under an oversized ill-fitting anarkali. I am sure that Kajol would have looked way better in a simple salwar kameez or even a saree. As for the baby weight, all I can say she still looks adorable. My Verdict : Honey you are beautiful in whatever you dress up but drop the baggy oversized clothes. They make you look bigger than you actually are.

Imran & Avantika Khan

The newly weds Imran Khan and Avantika made an entry very much in love…………….Imran was dressed in a tuxedo while Avantika went in for a bubble gum pink knee-length outfit with a black belt and nude pumps. Though not a fan of the shoes, I am happy that Avantika took a risk wearing this shocking pink colour for the red carpet plus the hair done up in a ‘do’ works for me. I would have just changed the belt to something with more metallic studs and shoes to match it. Imran looks dashing as ever……………..how many of our stars actually dress up like him for the red carpet. They are young and can easily experiment with their looks. My verdict : As a couple they look lovely, but I prefer Imran’s sleek look in the Tux over Avantika’s ensemble.

Preity Zinta

Is that Preity???? Whoa I never thought of seeing her dressing in Indian attire on the red carpet……………….no doubt she is looking refreshingly different and pretty but why is the beautiful work on the inner skirt which looks more like a lehenga hidden underneath the drapes??????? Is this another new styles of Manish Malhotra???? If your outfit has detail work please don’t hide the amazing work done by our hardworking Indian craftsmen. Preity looks beautiful but I am not digging her net saree. My verdict : Could have looked way better if the saree drape was different.

Rani Mukherjee and Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri made an entry with Rani Mukherjee and a friend, where the ladies donned midnight blue gowns  looking flawless. Like Gauri’s one shoulder Donna Karan gown but the oversized clutch is what I am not a fan of. Rani went for the shimmer halter neck dark blue outfit which for her petite frame works wonders. Shahrukh Khan is dressed as usual in a black suit and bed hair but this time the ladies got me drooling over their outfits. My verdict : Shahrukh is smart to have beautiful arm candy to complete his look……………;-)

Prachi Desai

Prachi Desai who was one of the nominees came in this blushing pink gown which was indeed very dreamy but her hairdo somehow woke me up from that dream. The braided hairdo would have looked amazing on an Indian attire than on a gown……………….anybody recall Vidya Balan wearing a saree with braided hair. How classy was that???  Call me traditional but this is somehow not working for me. I would have styled her with side swept hair kept open. My verdict : Love the dress, hate the hair.

Amitabh Bachchan with Bahu Aishwarya

Papa Big B made an appearance along with Aishwarya…………..I do recall that he had boycotted this award function last year……….let bygones be bygones for now. Aishwarya who was nominated in ‘Best Actor – Female’category was looking ravishing in this Manish Malhotra off-white creation. I truly wished she would have at least won the ‘Critics Award’  not that Vidya was not deserving, she is a brilliant actress………………but Aishwarya did stand out in ‘Guzaarish’. Maybe this is just my opinion but stylewise Aishwarya looks elegant. Big B on the other hand wore a two-toned blazer which he was able to carry off for this glitzy event. He received an award for completing 40 glorious years in Bollywood. My verdict : Father & daughter-in-law look graceful. Aishwarya is definitely my pick for the ‘Best Dressed’ at the Filmfare.

Prateik Babbar


Is this the same young guy we had seen last year at the Filmfare wearing sneakers with a suit???? Hell, yes it is Prateik Babbar looking suave and happening…………….Dhobi Ghat seems to have done wonders to his style sense. Thank God we are able to see his good looks in this clean get-up of his. I am sure he would have found many girls eager to party with him the night away. The black single button blazer suit with clean-shaven look gets a thumbs up from me My verdict : He looks very sophisticated…………Ohh La La…….

Raveena Tandon


Last time when I saw Raveena on the red carpet, I jumped out of my seat quite literally. But this time I am not disappointed with her choice. The black anarkali is also MM creation [Hope you know MM stands for Manish Malhotra who has dressed half of the ladies for this event] is definitely a good break from her earlier red carpet appearances. Though the dress itself does not stand out much, Raveena still looks good in it. My verdict : Strictly Like it, though I feel Raveena can do much better. I would dress her in more contemporary, sophisticated fashion.

Sridevi & Boney Kapoor


Sridevi is looking ‘HOT’ as the days are passing by……………..seriously I wonder why she never wore such beautiful gowns on the red carpet earlier. The only thing which should have been skipped is the shimmery stole. The satin gown itself is gorgeous enough, why let it get distracted by anything else??? As for Boney Kapoor, I cannot see him when his beautiful wife takes all the attention on the red carpet. My Verdict : Sexy outfit, skip the stole.

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‘No one killed Jessica’ Premiere

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 6, 2011

The much awaited movie ‘No one killed Jessica’ had it’s premiere held in Mumbai. Many known faces graced this occasion and the leading ladies were a sightful in demure ‘scarlet’. Film premieres are glorious these days with the stars all dressed to kill………..in some matters they do successfully kill our imaginations when they wear something atrocious on the red carpet…………hee hee.

So coming back to my favourite work of seeing who wore what and how well did they fare???

Amitabh Bachchan

Big B came in the premiere wearing an all white attire…………….surprising since he reminded me so much of Jeetendra. But unfortunately I am not kinda of digging this look since I have preferred Amitabh Bachchan more in navy bluesand blacks in which he looks handsome as ever. So please Amitji, love to see you in darker shades than all whites.

Rani Mukherjee

 

The star of the movie Ms. Mukherjee came dressed in a red Donna Karan outfit and boy she does look smoking hot………..you know what I mean guys. Plus those silver stilettos blend well with the outfit. Though I wish Rani would have kept her hair back instead of keeping them side ways since the dress is beautiful……….why spoil its grace with something else??? Anyways love this bold ‘avatar’ of Rani.

Vidya Balan

Miss Balan who plays the role of Sabrina Lal in this movie came in wearing a Sabysachi Mukherjee saree. Though love the saree and the designer blouse but hate the two put together. I wish Vidya would have opted for a blouse in navy blue or black with the similar work done along with this red saree. This entire attire desperately needed a contrast instead of going same on same. Love the actress but this style unfortunately left me high & dry.

 Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao

Seeing Aamir Khan dressed in basics like a denim & sporty jacket and Kiran who was all dressed up for the event made me think that ‘opposites do attract’. But this time I am for Kiran Rao who was very elegantly dressed in a grey silk coat and black pants. I think she looked superb………….very appropriate considering this was not her movie premiere and that she came in as a guest. Where as Aamir Khan looked very shabby in that unshaved look plus the biker attire. Aamir if you are gonna pose for the shutter bugs wearing that with an elegant lady as your arm-candy, forget it that you will ever get any attention from bloggers like moi.

Kalki Koechlin

Yiiiiikkkkeeesss was my first reaction to this messed up look of Kalki. No doubt the saree was perfect for the evening with that bold blouse but the hair, the purse and the jewellery were ‘Oh my God’.With that sweet face of hers, I would have definitely swapped that hideous purse for a fine crystal clutch with hair a bit longer left open with beautiful chandelier earrings to enhance her pretty looks. I truly believe that Kalki is a ‘Diva in making’ but I hope she does get some stylist’s help.

 Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh choose to wear a Tarun Tahiliani outfit for the evening except that the look was spoilt by the broad belt. I do maintain that the belt & the anarkali as separate pieces are beautiful but give a very unfashionable look here. Firstly Chitrangada is not very tall secondly the belt divides her body where her upper body appears shorter when compared to the lower half.  To top it all, the attire is an anarkali which has a flowy ‘ghera’. My vote…………….Loose the belt sweetheart, keep the Anarkali simple accessorizing with some designer jewellery & a potli bag.

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HDIL India Couture Week 2010 – Being Human

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 10, 2010

Salman Khan’s initiative ‘Being Human’- a charity event, had a bevy of bollywood beauties walking the runway and taking the audience through the past era of style. Salman Khan also joined the leading ladies of Bollywood with Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu………….beauty, beauty all around……….

Have a look at what every Bollywood hottie wore and represted which era, of course Sallu bhai also made his presence felt as he too strutted down the ramp………….

Preity Zinta as the 1920s Glam Queen

Our very own Peezee aka Preity Zinta looked lovely in a Ruchika Pandey outfit, a vintage hat, satin gloves and a feather to add a pop of colour to the entire black get up. Nobody could have pulled out this look so effortlessly as Preity did. She also walked the runway wearing a denim skirt, boots & ‘Being Human’ top toward the end.

 

Katrina Kaif is 1930s ‘Diva’

Katrina Kaif wore an alluring red gown designed by Gauri & Nainika as she walked the ramp for ‘Being Human’ represting the 1930s era…………..as much as I love the gown, I feel the outfit was paired with wrong shoes………..the strappy pair were more suitable for Indian attire than this divalicious outfit. Ona more casual front, Katrina wore a pink top with a pair of jeans…………..

 

Rani Mukherjee as 1940s ‘Classic Belle’

Rani Mukherjee all dressed in classic 1940s velvet chiffon lehenga in black & white designed by Manish Malhotra reminding us of the B/W movies as well. I am digging this look of hers……………she simply looks magical. Rani wore an orange ‘Being Human’ top paired with denim and seemed to be enjoying herself at the event.

 

Bipasha Basu as the 1950s ‘Sexy Siren’

Who better can you have to represent the 1950s era than Bipasha Basu since the glam factor was just coming into existence in the 50s……….Bipasha Basu walked in wearing a Sunaina Puri outfit looking ‘Oh so Fabulous’. Bipasha wore a yellow ‘Being Human’ top with a pair of denim shots…………Hot!!!! I say……..

 

Karisma Kapoor as 1960s ‘Flashback Goddess’

Karisma Kapoor was fit as a fiddle when she came all dressed in a Manish Malhotra creation which reminded me of yester year actress Mumtaz. She indeed looked splendid and even more in her casual avatar – green ‘Being Human’ top and jeans………..Two thumbs up for this beauty who rocks.

 

Sushmita Sen as 1970s ‘Hippie Hottie’ 

Sushmita Sen seen after ages on the ramp, represented the the 1970s era wore a Raakesh Agarwal orange shimmer number. The leggy beauty really reminds me of Zeenat Aman’s haydays. She was dressed in a blue ‘Being Human’ top with jeans and black boots. Grrrrrrrrrr……………

 

Priyanka Chopra as 1980s ‘Rockstar’

Remember Madonna anyone???? Priyanka Chopra so much reminds me of her……………..dressed in Sunaina Puri outfit along with net gloves. She definitely portrays the 1980s era…………..equally rocks in her casual avatar in a aquamarine ‘Being Human’ top and shots.

 

Kareena Kapoor as the 1990s ‘Sexy Daredevil’

Kareena Kapoor dressed in all black Varun Bahl creations complete with a hat & a whip reminds me of the hunterwali from circus, who is ready to tame the handsome Saif……………wink, wink just kiddin. But she can carry off this sexy look with that attitude…………….dons a purple ‘Being Human’ top with jeans………Hot! Hot!Hot!

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HDIL Couture Week 2010 Bash

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 6, 2010

Another couture week is here but in my opinion I feel we should limit ourselves to a maximum of 2 couture week per year that showcase all designers………………why do we need so many couture week where one gets to see the same designs, the same designers and of course the same celebrities again………………have we become addicted to couture weeks???? Do we love fashion so much that the sense is going out the window???? I often ask myself these questions but for the sake of fashion, I am ready to let go of this Q & A session in my mind………..

The HDIL couture Week 2010 started with a bash held at Grand Hyatt.

Shahrukh & Gauri Khan along with Rani Mukherjee

Shahrukh Khan with lady love Gauri an friend Rani Mukherjee posed for the cameras………..Shahrukh dressed in a brown shirt and black trousers looked quite ready to party the night, Gauri in a beautiful red Valentino and Rani in a short aquamarine dress designed by a Greek designer…………….all three looked good on the red carpet especially Rani since the outfit fits the bill for her petite frame. As for Mrs. Khan, I would have opted for a shimmer black or grey clutch plus shoes……………..Shahrukh was at an ease when it came to dressing up, but hey it is just a bash………….

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone who is our Style Star for the month, wore a satin beige one shoulder top with black fitted skirt and satin heels with rosette on them……………..on the whole I am not digging the look because of the shoes and the lack of glamour in her look. It gives vibe that one is trying to minimize the sexiness quotient in this outfit by adopting a ‘girl next door’ make-up & hair. I would have prefered if the top would have extended hemlines till knees and acted as a short cocktail dress…………Plus those shoes just don’t gel that well……………..though love the one shoulder top along with the crystal clutch……………..but a beautiful soul like Deepika needs to look glamorous by adding the accessories.

Raj Kundar & Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty also made an appearance with hubby Raj Kundra in tow but I have to say………….why does Raj always have that messy look on his face??? With such a fabulous looking ‘biwi’ as arm candy, he should dress to the core complete with good personal grooming. I feel that he should either go in for a beard or no beard…………….the style ‘in between’ does not suit him at all. Whereas I have no complaints about Shilpa………………she looks perfect in her Little black dress with gold trimmings and loooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee those shoes. Must say that combining black and golden in western wear is not easy and Shilpa knows how to do justice to it……………Mr. Kundra would expect you to clean up next time.

Karisma Kapoor

I can’t get enough of this ‘Diva’………………….there have been no instances till date that this fabulous ‘momma of two’ has ever dressed up shabbily. Not a hair is out of place whenever she is on the red carpet……………….in this outfit, I simply adore her look in a little black dress with hoopla earrings adding a dash of glitz to the look while keeping the clutch and shoes simple. The key to achieve her look is to let one piece get all the attention while other pieces act as a background. Simple yet ‘oh so classic’……………….I don’t mind declaring that she is one of the most well dressed women of our country.

Queenie Dhody

“The animal, the animal instinct in me…………….” that’s just a long lost song which I happen to remember looking at Queenie. Her favourite animal prints are doing a lot of appearances on the red carpet, unfortunately none of them work. The dress combined with golden jewellery, belt and the animal print shoes are overwhelming and absolutely not age appropriate…………….I would rather see a 20 year old young lady wear this outfit than Queenie……………as I said in my earlier posts, animal print in 40s works better if used in small amounts. This dress would have worked better if it was in a plain dark colour with alluring pair of heels.

Malaika Arora Khan & Arbaaz Khan

Malaika & Arbaaz came in as a pair wearing nautical stripes……………but the matchy-matchy is just getting to me. Arbaaz’s torn denims are definitely a red carpet no-no please paired with those formal mocassins……………..sheer disaster. Neither do Malaika’s leather pantlook and the heels paired with Louis Vuitton clutch don’t do much for her look. My say is this look is OK if you are going for dinner out with family or buddies………………but for a couture week bash………….please dress up a bit eventful.

Manish Malhotra, Urmila Matondkar and Sophie Choudhary

Did Urmila make a dress out of a silk scarf????? Looking at her dress I feel that she just did that……………..and those shoes………..kill me someone but they have spoilt the entire look. People firstly leave the animal print alone, secondly I would have liked it a bit if the shoes were strappy heels or open toe pumps. Why do ourbollywood women have that affinity with flowers on their feet. Manish Malhotra seems like he has had a very tiring day and just came to the party to get a break. While Sophie looks ready to pary in her short printed dress with Bottega Veneta clutch and black basic heels. Out of the three, Sophie definitely wins my vote for keeping in simple yet party right.

Gayatri Oberoi, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Bhel

 

Gayatri Oberoi poses here with Sonali Bendre and her hubby Goldie Bhel……………..Gayatri looks ultra glam in the Herve Leger bandage blue dress pairing it with Judith Leiber clutch and golden heels. While Sonali kept it simplein a little black dress and bronze heels while Goldie who also kept it simple,  is enjoying his moment with the lovely ladies. My favourite out of the three has to be Gayatri for looking ‘Oh la la’ in that dress of hers.

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon was sighted after a loooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggg time wearing black on black. Where is the glitter??? The all black attire is now getting to me……………Raveena could have worn a beautiful pendant or earrings or even jazzy belt with funky shoes. But a beautiful woman like Raveena, this look is not doing any wonders for her.

Bhavna and Chunky Pandey

Bhavna and Chunky walked in where Bhavna was wearing a pretty navy blue strapless dress with a stylish belt, while Chunky is more in a very casual avatar in denims and a white shirt. But somehow I am digging his yellow mocassins which adds the much desired pop of colour to the outfit. It is unusual choice but works well on Chucky’s look. On the whole, the couple looking good together.

Arjun & Mehr Rampal

Mr & Mrs. Rampal camein hand in hand where Mehr wore a Malini Ramani kaftan one shoulder outfit and Arjun was in his casual avatar. Thankfully Mehr added that much needed colour to her style but would have preferred this outfit in a shorter version. With that hot bod, why hide it under loose clothes when you can show them off with elegance. Arjun seems to have just got out of bed and onto the red carpet……………….Wake up Arjun…………….its time to party.

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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.

On the Red Carpet

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.

On the Runway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manish Malhotra Bridal Couture

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