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Why is everyone giving you “Beauty Advice”?

By Rod Anker Experts are always giving you Beauty or Hair advice; why you should follow Routine X, use Product Y or spend on Service Z. So what do you hear when you interact with a Beauty or Hair expert? Quite likely you’ll be told “your hair is rough”, “your scalp is too dry” or…

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Wedding Planning - Sep 27, 2010
The Great Indian Wedding and The CommonWealth Games

Delhi’s Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, not very long ago compared preparing for the games as preparing for a great Indian wedding. Replying to a question about projects running late, she stated that it is like weddings in India where everything in the beginning is chaotic and unorganized but later everything ends well; the baraatis go…

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Designer duo Abhi and Rahul’s “Mughal princess” collection

Designer duo Abhi and Rahul chose Mughal princess Zeb-un-Nissa as their muse for the latest line from their label ‘Abhirahul’. The bridal line was full of gorgeous silks, velvets and khadi– in colours like orange, maroon, burgundy to emerald, pink, beige and white. The glamorous showstopper was Bollywood actress, Anjana Sukahni star of Golmaal Returns…

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Manish Malhotra shows Bridal line at Lakme Fashion Week

Bollywood’s Badshah of glitz and glamour, Manish Malhotra closed the fourth day with a beautiful bridal line at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. With Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Priyanka Chopra and other celebrities in the audience, Manish delivered a vibrant bridal collection in shades of blue, red and black peppered with heavy embroidery, zari, crystals,…

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Shyamal & Bhumika’s ‘Bejewelled’ spells Opulence

Shyamal & Bhumika’s collection titled “Bejewelled” was inspired by Maharajas and their grandeur. On display were heaviest of velvets, lots of silk nets, gold lame and brocades– in jewel tones like bright red, sangria, plum, wine, emerald green, gold ochre and champagne beige. Our top picks from the show- the heavily embroidered maroon lehenga with…

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Payal Singhal celebrates 10 years of her label at LFW

It was celebration time for Payal Singhal at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2010. The designer’s label turned 10 and her collection was inspired by some of her best-selling silhouettes from the last few years peppered. We saw her signature style bling and no surprises here– but she delivers a very sellable collection.

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Satya Paul’s Tarot Line for Brides debuts at LFW

Designer Puneet Nanda of label ‘Satya Paul’ drew inspiration from famed tarot symbols like Empress, Lovers, Wands and Chariots for his bridal collection for Lakme Fashion Week Festive/Winter 2010. For us it was a mixed big with some gorgeous sarees especially the blue toned silk sari with dazzling border and long sleeved black net choli…

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Nandita Thirani’s ‘Flor De Luna’ offers interesting pieces for the bride

Nandita Thirani presented a collection of chiffons, silks and velvets called “Flor De Luna” in Spanish for “Moonflower”, with the pretty blossom appearing as a motif on all the garments. Loved the beautifully draped dhoti pants, the high collared tunics/ jackets, and  free flowing kurtas.

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Anupama Dayal thrills us with her bridal collection at LFW

After a day full of contemporary and resort wear,  Anupama Dayal thrilled us with a dazzling and glamorous collection titled “Bronze Begum” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Fashion 2010 . Inspired by the Mughal jewels and the crafts of Rajasthan, Anupama used zardozi, gotta and striking metallic embellishments along with the ikats and brocades. The color palette…

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Anita Dongre takes us to Rajasthan at Lakme Fashion Week

Inspired by the Rajasthan village woman, Anita presented a collection of western and indian wear that was vibrant earthy, with gorgeous colours, prints, and embellishments. But what stole the show was stunning silver jewellery by top jewellers, Amrapali. Top Picks: muted grey-red-gold ghagras and those delicious clutches.

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Krishna Mehta’s bridal collection sparkles at Lakme Fashion Week

Timeless, elegant, contemporary are the words that come to our mind everytime we watch Krishna Mehta’s show. It was no different this time – Krishna presented a beautiful collection of ethnic wear with minute touches of western elegance at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. Heavily embroidered jackets were teamed with saris or lehengas. Colours were…

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Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Rocky S to participate in India Bridal Week

A one-of-its-kind fashion week dedicated solely to bridal couture! The Aamby Valley India Bridal Week will be held from 29th October to 2nd November 2010 and will focus on wedding & special occasion clothing, jewellery and accessories. The participating designers include Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Ashima Leena, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rocky S,…

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Actress Bhagyashree and Women Achievers on Mumbai’s Best Festive Shopping Destination

Every year, the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) Ladies’ Wing exhibition in Mumbai is the most-awaited Exhibition for the swish-set. And it figures in the annual calendar for women from other cities too. The well-heeled from Ahmedabad, Pune and Baroda fly in to Mumbai only to have a dekko at the creations showcased at ‘WE’ (Woman…

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Wedding Planning - Sep 10, 2010
Former Beauty Queens set to earn new title “Queen of Wedding Planning”

Divya and Vithika, two Bangalore based friends are the sought-after Wedding Planners for well-heeled families not only from Bangalore, but for the super-rich residing in smaller towns around Bangalore. The duo who are both former models and Beauty Queens state: “We receive many calls from brides in towns like Tumkur, Coimbatore, Bellary and Tirupur who…

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