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India Couture Week 2016

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Indian Couture Week 2016 left us awestruck! A magical feast for you eyes, it was all about exaggerated weaves and hand-crafted couture for those 5 days.

Showcasing the latest trends in apparel, eminent designers like – Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Bal, Varun Bahl, Rahul Mishra, Manav Gangwani, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre and Anamika Khanna  – presented some eclectic designs that are sure to leave you spellbound.

Here’s a sneak peek into the best designs showcased at the show —

GAURAV GUPTA‘s “Scape Song”
It was time to experience new-age, progressive designs. The designer aptly melded unusual silhouettes with fluid drapes. The models paraded on the ramp in thigh-high cutout structured gowns with gold embellished sequin strips all over. A much needed dash of shimmer on pastel hued outfits were in spotlight, along with some Spanish ruffles!
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ROHIT BAL‘s “KEHKASHAAN – The Return of the Opulence
The designer was inspired by the grandeur of the Czarist Regime of Russia. Models glided down the runway in lehengas with cape jackets, anarkalis with robes and bandhgalas over jodhpuris. The headgears adorned by the models couldn’t be missed. Male models looked fiercely grand in embroidered ethnic wear with hand carved walking canes which took us back in time to the era of the royals.
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REYNU TANDON‘s “Kamangari
Giving ethnic wear a modern twist, Reynu Tandon was all about East meets West with her swirling lehengas which evoked a spirit of royalty and glamour. Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar made a graceful entry in a heavily embroidered red lehenga with a layered rani-haar.
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VARUN BAHL‘s “Vintage Garden
Sheer blouses boasting varied degrees of opacity were seen on the runway during Bahl’s show. Floral motifs were seen on net fabric, which was the most dominant fabric in the collection. These motifs added decadence and made the collection look visually delightful. Models fluttered on the runway adorning embellished headbands, which was the perfect finishing touch for an updo that added a touch of sparkle. For men, Varun created attractive Achkans and Nehru jackets.
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RAHUL MISHRA‘s “Monsoon Diaries
At Rahul Mishra, hand-done embroidery wove a tale of monsoon-inspired motifs including “chintz-esque” florals and beautifully crafted peacocks. Having never been a big fan of colour, Mishra continued to take his white baton forward with creams, ivories, delicate golds along with indigos and blacks for contrast. He paired peplum-style blouses with floral embroidered sarees. With artworks inspired by delicate flora of monsoons, he also designed lehengas for the modern-day bride.
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RIMPLE & HARPREET NARULA‘s “Hiraeth
Highlighting the Islamic architecture, this designer duo played with lush drapes and beautiful designs for their collection. Showstopper Yami Gautam walked the ramp in a prussian blue lehenga detailed with Islamic architectural monuments, topped off with a delicate sheer embroidered dupatta. Their classic combination of white and gold, along with tans, beiges and dull creams are not only for the brides, but also for the grooms.
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MANAV GANGWANI‘s “Begum-E-Jannat
Effortlessly capturing the Mughal era in his creations, master couturier Manav Gangwani put together extravagant handcrafted outfits that certainly couldn’t miss our attention. The Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut played a perfect muse in a red embellished off-shoulder Lehenga. Mirrorwork remains a bridalwear staple and made it to Manav’s couture.
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ANAMIKA KHANNA‘s “When Time Stood Still
When you do it the Anamika Khanna way, it has to be exquisite. The ivories came in quick succession along with romantic rose hues and sneaky shades of yellow. Considering she wanted to add a fantastical mood to her collection, the choice of muted hues seemed apt. Dramatic shrugs and capes lent a glamorous edge to the ensembles.
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ANITA DONGRE‘s “Epic Love
The collection opens on a free-spirited, lighter note with chintz-inspired printed lehengas that are teamed with Bohemian blouses, which marks the designer’s debut into the world of couture. The designer’s signature gotapatti work breathes life onto the prints. The classic Indian styles blend seamlessly with contemporary long, column tabards which give the wearer a beautiful illusion of height. The beauty of this collection lies in its versatility – the Bohemian gypsy tops can be paired with printed lehengas just as beautifully as it would go with a pair of silk pants.
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MANISH MALHOTRA‘s “The Persian Story
The ace designer showcased a bridal collection that had heavily and intricately embroidered lehengas, sarees and gowns. The color palette included dull golds, midnight blues and deep reds. Keeping in trend with the off shoulder trend, the designer infused a sense of youthfulness to the traditional looks. Malhotra went back to the vintage techniques of couching and embroidering velvet with Dabka to bring an old-worldly opulence to his pieces.
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TARUN TAHILIANI‘s “The Last Dance of the Courtesan
The collection is a tribute and acknowledgement to the highest bastions of culture, poetry, dance and finesse, along with the finery of courtesans. The collection explores the possibility of a wearable lightness of being for the contemporary diva, with inspirations drawn from the finery of the courtesans. Invoking sophisticated seduction and lending an elegant luxury is the colour palette, predominated by shades of romantic pastels in beige, blush pink, peaches, jade and ivory. Precisely paneled jackets, dreamy voluminous skirts, concept-sarees and statement lehengas are uplifted by opals, pearls and other crystals.
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Bollywood’s Best Dressed at IIFA 2016

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The annual IIFA Awards were held in Madrid this year and we are sure you must be anxious to know how the Bollywood Divas walked down the “Green Carpet” in their stunning evening Gowns.

Being held in Spain, the Spanish influence wasn’t far behind! We saw ruffles, flares and a huge chunk of Reds in the “IIFA Wardrobe” for every Style Diva!

Here are the actresses who slayed us with their looks:

DEEPIKA PADUKONE

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Wearing Sabyasachi 

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Wearing Swapnil Shinde

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Wearing Prabal Gurung

DIA MIRZA

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Wearing Nakul Sen

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Wearing Verb

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Wearing Vvery Verb

BIPASHA BASU

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Wearing a Maxi Dress

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Wearing Sabyasachi

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Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

SONAKSHI SINHA

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Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

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Wearing Zara Urmigar

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Wearing Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna

SHILPA SHETTY

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Wearing Shivan & Narresh

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Wearing Shantanu & Nikhil 

NARGIS FAKHRI

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Wearing Monisha Jaising

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Wearing Namrata Joshipura

ATHIYA SHETTY

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Wearing Rami Kadi

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Wearing Rayane Bacha

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Wearing Plakinger

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Best of Bollywood at Cannes 2016

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Are you a buff for All-Things-Bollywood? If you are, we are sure you have been waiting to catch up on all the action our Bollywood Divas have been stirring up in the French resort town of Cannes!

Your wait is finally over as we bring you all the details and outfits adorned by our Bolly Beauties in the Cannes Film Festival! We saw a parade of the perhaps the best Dresses and Gowns falling oh-so-perfectly on these celebrities!

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Read on to find out who wore what and which actress won the Red-Carpet with her style and elegance!

AMY JACKSON

Amy arrived at Cannes in an all-white look! We loved the contemporary resort styling completed with her reflective sunnies and wide-rimmed hat! But our favourite part of the outfit has to be the nude Christian Louboutin shoes!Untitled design (74)

For her first night at Cannes, the actress chose to don a strapless Falguni & Shane Peacock creation that came with a thigh-high slit. The sheer blue of the gown looked stunning in comparison to the blue waters of the French Riviera.Untitled design (71)

Next Amy was spotted in attendance at a luncheon hosted by the British Film Institute, she chose to wear a printed pantsuit with a plunging neckline by Plakinger. Nude heels and pulled back hair complemented her attire.Untitled design (73)

Lastly, she attended the De Grisogono Party wearing a high-low, bell-shaped Ashi Studio dress with a neckline that plunges down till her waist! Untitled design (72)

 

MALLIKA SHERAWAT 

Mallika wore an Emilio Pucci gown for the photocall of her upcoming film – Time Raiders and looked elegant in the blue-black outfit with the much in-trend “X-Neckline”.Untitled design (71)

For her red-carpet appearance, Mallika went for silver! She wore a Georges Hobeika ballgown, accessorized with De Grisogono jewellery.Untitled design (72)

Spotted at the screening of Woody Allen’s much talked about movie – Cafe Society, Mallika again chose to wear a strapless Georges Hobeika gown and a diamond neckpiece from Mellerio. Untitled design (73)

Lastly, she attended the UNICEF annual dinner in a Alexis Mabille ombre gown. Breaking out of her bold reputation, Mallika has been playing safe this year at Cannes with her outfit choices. Change of heart eh, Mallika?

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SONAM KAPOOR

For her first press interaction with the Cannes’ press, the actress was seen in an edgy Anamika Khanna creation that she paired with bright pink lips. Untitled design (73)

The fashion diva turned up the heat in a black and blue sari by designer Rimzim Dadu, with fuchsia lips, neatly tied bun and a striking black collar necklace for the press interaction on Sunday.

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Sonam at the screening of the film Mal De Pierres wearing a stunning sari-inspired Ralph & Russo creation. The silk crepe dress has embroidered silver threadwork, silver bullion, beads and crystals.

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Yet again, Sonam channelled her inner ballerina in a chic black with a linear pattern by Ralph and Russo for a Monday morning full of press interviews. Adding a dash of colour was a bright pink lip colour, and double-lined pink eye pencil to give a flirty look to the eyes. Untitled design (72) copy

The actress again opts for Ralph & Russo for yet another showstopper look! Like they say “Black never Fails you”, Sonam looked stunning in this strapless poof gown with lace gloves! Don’t forget the statement necklace, courtesy Chopard Jewels.Untitled design (71) copy

Lastly, Sonam walked in a champagne colored Ralph & Russo outfit yet once more. It had a exquisite detailed floral cape which finished the look of her outfit.Untitled design (71)

RICHA CHADDA

Richa was spotted on the red-carpet for the screening of her film – Sarbjit. She chose to wear a pale gold Sabyasachi saree with a neatly done up bun and jewellery from Amrapali.Untitled design (72)

The actress opted for a head to toe Hermes look with Dior shoes and ear-studs for a press meet in the French Riviera

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AISHWARIA RAI BACHCHAN

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan marked her 15th year at the Cannes Film Festival with a touch of elegance and grace in a golden Ali Younes Couture gown. She had lined her upper lid with a bold turquoise blue liner, adding a dash of glamour!Untitled design (73)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan upped the ante with a gorgeous red gown from Naeem Khan‘s Resort 2016 collection on Day 2 of the festival. This is what we call Red Hot!Untitled design (71)

At her third appearance, Aishwarya looked stunning in an embellished pink-gold Elie Saab gown, turning heads on the red carpet while attending the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. Untitled design (74)

The gorgeous Aishwarya proved her mettle with her latest, extremely controversial look at the Cannes. She wore a pretty Rami Kadi floral gown, but what stole show was the diva’s daring purple lips at The Land Of The Moon premiere.Untitled design (72)

Who was your Favourite Bolly Beauty at Cannes this year?

Let us know in the comments!

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26 Best Dresses from Cannes 2016

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The most-awaited Film Festival from the French Riviera is finally done for 2016 and we bring to you the inevitable Best-Dressed list from the Red-carpet.

We were completely blown away by the Red Carpet Dresses and the Divas who breezed through the 11-day festival! Celebrity Dresses have always been a major point of discussion, so let’s start decoding the best gowns and dresses from Cannes ’16!

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ADRIANA LIMA

ADRIANA LIMA

AMAL CLOONEY

AMAL CLOONEY

ANGELA LINDVALL

ANGELA LINDVALL

ANNA KENDRICK

ANNA KENDRICK

BARBARA PALVIN

BARBARA PALVIN

BELLA HADID

BELLA HADID

BLAKE LIVELY

BLAKE LIVELY

CHERYL COLE

CHERYL COLE

ELSA ZYLBERSTEIN

ELSA ZYLBERSTEIN

EMILIA SCHULE

EMILIA SCHÜLE

GAIA WEISS

GAIA WEISS

JESSICA CHASTAIN

JESSICA CHASTAIN

JULIA ROBERTS

JULIA ROBERTS

JULIANNE MOORE

JULIANNE MOORE

KARLIE KLOSS

KARLIE KLOSS

KENDALL JENNER

KEDNALL JENNER

KIRSTEN DUNST

KIRSTEN DUNST

KRISTEN STEWART

KRISTEN STEWART

LILY DONALDSON

LILY DONALDSON

MARION COTTILARD

MARION COTILLARD

MISCHA BARTON

MISCHA BARTON

NAOMI WATTS

NAOMI WATTS

NICOLE WARNE

NICOLE WARNE

SUSAN SARANDON

SUSAN SARANDON

TONI GARRN

TONI GARRN

VICTORIA BECKHAM

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Are you inspired yet? We certainly are!

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Best Dresses from the 2016 Met Gala

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The annual Met Gala always sees the best of Red Carpet Dresses. This year we got to see some stunning looks from our favourite celebrities. Uncountable evening gowns adorned the red-carpet but let’s take a look at the Top 21 beauties who wooed us this year!

Here are some Dresses and Gowns which will surely leave you inspired!

Alessandra Ambrosio in Balmain

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Beyonce in Givenchy

beyonce in givenchy

Cindy Crawford in Balmain

cindy crawford in balmain

Claire Danes in Zac Posen

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Emma Watson in Calvin Klein

emma watson in calvin klein

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain

jourdan dunn in balmain

Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell

karlie kloss in brandon maxwell

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

karolina kurkova in marchesa

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

kate hudson in atelier versace

Kate Upton in Topshop

kate upton in topshop

Katy Perry in Prada

katy perry in prada

Kim Kardarshian in Balmain

kim kardarshian in balmain

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

kristen stewart in chanel

Miranda Kerr in Louis Vuitton

miranda kerr in louis vuitton

Naomi Campbell in Cavalli Couture

naomi campbell in cavalli couture

Naomi Watts in Burberry

naomi watts in burberry

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

nicole kidman in alexander mcqueen

Rachel McAdams in Valentino

rachel mcadams in valentino

Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Ralph Lauren

rosie huntington whiteley in ralph lauren

Sofia Sanchez in Dolce & Gabbana

sofia sanchez in dolce & gabbana

Uma Thurman in Tommy Hilfiger

uma thurman in tommy hilfiger

Zendaya in Michael Kors

zendaya in michael kors

Which is your Favourite look?

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Kate Middleton’s Dresses during her India Tour

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The much talked about India Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been a complete parade of gorgeous fashion if nothing else! We loved those designer dresses and evening gowns the Kate Middleton picked and we couldn’t have been more impressed! Here are a list of Dresses that the Duchess flaunted this past week in India:

Wearing a dotted RM Williams button-down shirt with Zara pants at Kaziranga National Park, Assam.

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Wearing a floral dress from Topshop, also at Kaziranga National Park.

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Wearing a seafoam Temperly London victorian inspired dress for a lunch date with PM Narendra Modi in Delhi.

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Wearing Temperly London monochrome seperates for a garden party honoring the Queen’s 90th birthday in Delhi.

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Wearing a royal blue evening gown by Jenny Packham with jewelry from Amrapali, for a charity gala in Mumbai.

Jenny packham for charity gala in mumbai

Wearing a paisley inspired peplum dress from the Alexander McQueen collection, at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

Alexander McQueen in Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Wearing a very ethnic Anita Dongre pink and teal long dress during her cricket session with Tendulkar and a visit to local NGOs in Mumbai.

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Wearing a Anna Sui maxi dress in Assam for celebrations of the Bihu Festival.

anna sui for bihu celebrations in assam

Wearing a Emilia Wickstead pocket detailed dress in Delhi while paying respect in the place Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

emilia wickstead to pay respect in the place where gandhi was killed in delhi

Wearing a ethnic maxi by Glamorous during another NGO visit in Delhi.

Glamorous for a charity visit in delhi

How do you think the Duchess faired on the Style-O-Meter during her India Tour?

Let us know in the comments below 🙂

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