Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reliance Trends presents Tarun Tahiliani at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015

On the last day of Lakme Fashion Week I was invited by Reliance Trends to the Tarun Tahiliani show.

Tarun Tahiliani presented his A/W 2015 collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015. Commenting on this association with Reliance Trends, Tarun Tahiliani said,“This is the second season where we have associated with Reliance Trends who are committed to taking ready-to-wear clothing to mass India. This show also marks our formal entry into the complete separates philosophy, or the easy pieces of a younger, hipper spirit”

The show commenced by International model Ujjwala Raut walking down the ramp with a looped black midi, followed by an assortment of black creations with occasional bursts of colour. A pleasant blend of drapes, exotic prints, black, gold, rust, velvet, brocade and tribal gypsy elements were prominent throughout the collection. All the models wore septum rings, something that really added to the tribal gypsy look.

An anthology of influences that range as far and wide as the moods of the woman wearing them, the ready-to-wear line is homage to construction, albeit in exotic prints. The Russian influences in bold and colourful stripes and chits remind you of the rich visual intensity of Central Asian textile tradition even as the Shiraz inspiration (named after a city in Iran) takes from their famous mosaics and kilim weaving practices. Also taking from carpet weaves, concentric borders of the woven-art in vibrant hues of rust, olive and blue prints lend themselves to kaftans, tunics and shift dresses.

The concept sari gets reinvented yet again till it’s a jumpsuit with pleats and a draped dupatta requiring only a single zipper. Peplum gilets, quilted and ideal for the winter get post-modern in steel, gray and black focusing more on the construction of the garment rather than the fanfare. The global reach of the influences continue in tribal/ gypsy elements that take the geometric trope forward, contemporizing even leheriya prints. The ready-to-wear brings an aesthetic that resists embroidery and a barrage of bridalred for a more urban contemporary city-slicker aesthetic.

The showstopper of the evening was the stunning Chitrangada Singh, who graced the ramp in a black draped gown and velvet cape splashed with gold embellishments.

The thread that runs through the entire collection is the ease with which the garments can be mixed and matched. Easy separates allow dhoti pants and lungi skirts to be paired with capes, tees and tunics. Saris and kurtas worn in contemporary unison with gilets and capelets become edgy style statements. The collection embodies the young, hip and happening Indian who although rooted in the past is a global citizen and has an individual sense of style and attitude. The wide array of separates gives her the opportunity to make her own decisions, dress herself in the way that she chooses – in a range of drapes, dhotis, kedia jackets, wraps, tunics and skirts. An exciting video with Lisa Haydon in a fluid confluence of mix and match is the perfect backdrop to the show that represents the cool, urbane and young Indian – it is India Modern. It was certainly a delight to attend the show & see the collection in person, I couldn't stop talking about it for days. Will show you what I wore to the show in the next post, so watch out for that.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Go Bold With Orange the Most Electrifying Color

Orange is stylish, orange is bold, those who think it’s flashy it isn’t flashy its really chic and is the most trending color of the season. A bright orange color ensemble can get you required attention wherever you go, trust me its eye-catchy color which looks simply aesthetic. This is one reason the B-town Divas are obsessed with this color and seen flaunting orange colored sarees in parties, events, red carpets and everywhere. If you also want to look drop dead gorgeous then ditch the other boring colors and add bright orange as “Orange is the new black”….Check out the 3 deadly collection of orange designer Bollywood & Half and Half sarees that can instantly glam you up and make you look like a celebrity.
Shilpa Shetty the fashion Icon, her bolds looks are admired by everyone and everyone is mesmerized with this glam doll. You can also look as hot and sexy as Shilpa you just have to buy this saree and drape as sensually as shilpa did and you are all set to set the stage on fire wherever you go. The color is bright orange not to flashy not to light elegant and hot, fabric is georgette with lace and embellishments on lace. Blouse has loads of embellishments and is in silver color which gives a spark to the saree. A great buy for the price its available at @ rs2,226/- only.
Go bold go colorful and go contemporary with this awesome saree in multicolor. Check out how pretty, trendy Shilpa looks in this simple saree, you can also dawn the same look by flaunting similar saree. Saree is kept simple with a mirror work border; saree is 4 toned with a dash of pink, orange, green and yellow. Blouse has full embroidery and mirror work which gives a sophisticated and subtle look. This Indian designer sarees are definitely different from crowd. Wear danglers, bangles and put bindi like the way Shilpa did in this picture and grab tons of compliments from others. This is a must have which is priced under 3000rs!!
Mandira Bedi is known for her unique and high sense of fashion be it be westerns or the traditional wear she pulls off everything with ease. Isn’t she looking fab in this saree? Color of the saree is just like the Orange fruit. Dark yet very beautiful very, deliciously gorgeous, sarees fabric is chiffon it has net lace all over the saree which adds glamour to the saree. Blouse is silver color ensure you go sleeveless with blouse to look super hot, bold and sexy. Team it with bold high heeled pumps and accessories like earrings to look as glamorous as the B-town diva. At Inidarush you will find many other such exclusive replica sarees!

This season it’s all about explaining your fashion sense with bold colors so whether you buy half sarees or designer anarkalis go for orange and you are sure to create a bold fashion statement for others to follow.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What I Wore | The Black Maxi

Forever 21 maxi dress + bralet // Lavie backpack // Casio watch // Koovs shoes

In my last outfit from Goa I showed you my casual vacation style. Today's outfit in something a bit more dressy. I wanted to look sort of glamorous but also easy breezy; so in keeping with the vibe of South Goa I paired it with pointed flats & my new favorite backpack from Lavie. I also knotted the hem, which is my new favorite trick for pesky a-line maxi dresses that tend to sweep the floor.

As a teen I remember laughing at all my classmates who thought black was the it color & yet here I am, almost a decade later with so much of it in my wardrobe & I absolutely love it! Black goes with anything, at anytime of the day. It's perfect for lazy girls like me. The only downsides, as I see it are trying to find one particular bit of clothing in your fresh laundry & it's tendency to pick up cat fur!
I found myself curling my hair very regularly on vacation ever since I went bright red. In fact, a friend of mine compared it to Natasha Romanoff which made me oh so excited because I love the idea of having similar hair to a fictional heroine; I spent half my childhood wanting to have Xena's hairdo & that's something I haven't been able to accomplish - yet!