Showing posts with label Aishwarya Rai. Show all posts
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Best Bollywood Celebrity Looks of the Week - Celebrity Fashion Trends

Celebrities are always under the scanner for their looks, with a pressure to gratify the eager hunger of their fans watching them. Most of our desired celebrities do not thwart our expectations and satiate our hunger with a platter of exquisite looks and delectable style. The celebrity fashion trends these days, is at its pinnacle with access to high-end designer wear and accessories from India as well as overseas.

Some of the Bollywood celebrity looks of the week deserve to be distinguished and commended. Below are the few celebrity looks that have raised the bar for celebrity fashion trends:
  • Aishwarya Rai: Walking as the showstopper for Manish Malhotra’s “The Empress Story” at the Amazon India Couture Week 2015 on Aug 2, Aishwarya Rai looked like the perfect Empress. She walked the runway in a deep brown gown with heavy golden work and a harmonising shimmery shrug. An eternal grace element of the celebrity fashion trends, Aishwarya managed to look stupendous in spite of being unwell during the event.

  • Katrina Kaif: Katrina Kaif was seen promoting the trailer launch of her upcoming film Phantom with her entire team at a PVR multiplex in Juhu on July 25, 2015. Wearing a Prabal Gurung navy blue pantsuit with plunging neckline, Dior heels and her signature let down hair, she looked like an epitome of class. Katrina generally plays safe with her choices but manages to emerge stunning in every classic avatar she dons.

  • Sonam Kapoor: Sonam Kapoor inaugurated the India International Jewellery Week, 2015 dressed in an emerald backless gown by Michael Costello. With a sheer fabric bordered with appliques holding the dress above, the dress flowed all the way down with caped sleeves. Accented with diamond and emerald jewellery and braided hairdo she lit the lamp and set the event rolling with her attention garnering fashion style.

  • Anushka Sharma: Anushka wore a simple white Dior dress with pockets and zipper displaying sleeves, for the Pantene event in Mumbai on July 29, 2015. Being the queen of hassle-free celebrity fashion trends, she paired her relaxed yet trendy short outfit with black heeled Louboutins. She looked very chic while being in sync with the Pantene brand colours.

  • Sonakshi Sinha: Sonakshi Sinha’s cream coloured Anarkali by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, worn on the sets of Indian Idol Junior was very refreshing. The look was accompanied by braided hair, highlight chand-bali earrings from Metaphor and beige peep-toe pumps. In spite of being surrounded by controversy, the lady knows to silence her critics by presenting impeccable looks to the celebrity fashion trends.

  • Priyanka Chopra: Taking celebrity fashion trends to a level up is Priyanka Chopra, who has posed in a very surprising look stretching her own boundaries, on the cover of L’officiel magazine. She is transforming into an international style icon. Her Egyptian style eye make-up and striking bleached blond hair, makes us wonder, is that our Bollywood girl, Priyanka! Wearing a curve hugging, colour blocked Salvatore Ferragamo outfit, she has nailed this international look for the cover story on haute couture titled ‘Fire and Ice’ in the magazine.

The Bollywood beauties are taking the celebrity fashion trends to an international level. Classic, experimental, quirky to sporty, the divas are acing every look and offering an interesting plethora of celebrity fashion trends to the audience.

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Trends for Indian Bridal Make-up 2015

Those eyes kill me quietly. As your face, your devilish lips
Take my breath away; like it was sucked out of my soul.
It leaves me completely breathless,utterly speechless.

-Alexander Bentley

A ravishing, radiant bride is the focal point of any wedding. As mostly the Indian bridal attires are in bold colours with lot of gold and glitter, the Indian bridal make-up has to be at par, so that more than her dress, it is she who takes everyone’s breath away.

Let’s cover the trends of Indian bridal make-up for each specific feature that is highlighted:

Tress Talk:
This season the hair can be tied up using any hairstyle with accents of flowers or a jewel hair accessory. The South Indian bride displays an amazing braid hairdo with flowers and ornaments. For a modern look the bride can let the hair down with soft curls. Hair extensions and a hint of colour in hair with an emphatic mangtikka are also popular.

The flawless skin:
The base foundation for the face, which is like creating canvas for art, has to be perfect. It has to look flawless and natural at the same time. It is important to choose the tone as per your complexion, sometimes a shade darker does more justice than ending up like ghost bride. Brides are going in for airbrush foundations that are applied through misty spray and they let your skin breathe. One trend in Indian bridal make-up is using a bronzer instead of blush as it gives definition and contour on the face with a more natural look and this in turn results in amazing wedding day pictures!

The eyes say it all:
Smokey eyes are big now as they go well with this season’s more bejeweled and opulent classic wedding attires. This year rust and copper brown shadows are favourites, as is the addition of shimmer to the eyes. There is also a trend of adding a hint of the attire colour to the eyes like blues, teals, greens,etc. whatever the bride is wearing. This season for the Indian bridal make-up, the focus is on the eyes. The younger brides prefer a minimalistic look with no huge fake eye lashes.  Kajals will always be popular with Indian brides and full eyebrows are also very in for the Indian bridal make-up.  

Lips don’t lie:
Indian bridal make-up this season is all for natural berry stained lips or underplayed nude lips to match the brides’s smokey highlighted eyes. Instead of the sharp edge of the lip liners, the stains give a more natural look. Orange-browns and plums also go well with Indian complexion and most of the conventional Indian bridal-wear colours. Before choosing the lip colour the bride should consider her dress colour and skin tone too. The brides can go for bolder colours like reds or fuchsias with lightly done eyes.

Brides are also going in for permanent make-up these days. Permanent make-up helps you have well done eyebrows, eyeliners, lip colours and you can also add a beauty spot that will stay for a long time.

When we talk of an Indian bride we cannot ignore culture and tradition. So apart from the general elements of Indian bridal make-up, the Indian bride has some unique additions. The Bengali bride goes for a big red bindi and red and white motifs on her forehead accentuating the eyes. The red bindi is a common element for most of the Indian brides (except the Catholic or Islamic bride). The Maharashtrian bride sports a crescent moon shaped bindi.

The Bengali bride
The wedding pictures of Bollywood celebrities like Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor, shows them with lots of jewellery or regal dresses with subtle make-up, so I guess that sums up the make-up trend. You can go heavy on your attire but ‘au naturale’ is the Indian bridal make-up mantra for 2015.

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Indian Fashion Style: Sarees V's Gowns

We are recently seeing a lot of photographs on  social media with the specific tag #100sareepact. It is two innovative women who have started this new buzz, as they want to encourage the fact that wearing saree in the workplace is a great and stylish option.

This new virtual platform created by these two women is a space where people can celebrate their memories of sarees. All participants in this pact are attempting to wear a 100 saris before the end of this year. Since the creation of this website, there has already been 4000 visits and 1400 women who have participated. The concept is really simple, the person has to post a picture and explain how they feel when wearing a saree into the workplace.

But obviously, the pair want to go further with this, and not just wear sarees in the office, but begin to bring the saree back on the red carpet, instead of seeing the same thing over and over again: gowns. We used to see a lot of sarees on the red carpet with the previous generation of Bollywood actors such as Hema and Rekha Malini, who always showed up for ceremonies in stunning Kanjeevarams or subtle chiffons.

Before, Bollywood celebrities wore what they liked and looked good, based on their tastes instead of following all trends, what people wore was not so important. Nowadays, it’s different as everyone tends to follow trends of the moment to look stylish.

At Cannes 2015, we saw the Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor make an outstanding appearance with her voluminous gown. After this appearance, she then attended a press conference wearing a extremely unique fluffy outfit, although this choice of outfit was not such a success. The look was more suited for a teenager going to prom night!

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Sonam Kapoor at Cannes Film Festival 2015

The idea of bringing back more traditional clothes on the red carpet is for Bollywood celebrities to generate further attention from the international press. For this kind of big event such as Cannes 2015, every look is perfectly planned and thought out. Obviously, with all the paparazzi around celebrities, the stable black gown will be the safe choice, however, it will miss the brilliance and condition of making someone stand out. But, for the first time it will be difficult to convince Bollywood divas to be different and not follow the trends, because it will also mean taking the risk of stirring the fashion police, as all celebrities hate this kind of “bad” judgment.

When we look at Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor looking perfect in Elie Saabs and Oscar De la Rentas during Cannes 2015 Festival, we know that it was to stand out from the crowd. These two Bollywood divas ultimately looked extremely glamorous, and are obviously outstandingly beautiful,   but maybe the looks were slightly too much.

It’s always better for everyone to have fun with their fashion and not stress about what they will look like. For example, we saw the actress Nandita Das, in a simple black and red saree, she looked very natural and it had a greater impact. 

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Aishwarya Rai at Cannes Film Festival 2015

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Nandita Das at Cannes Film Festival 2015

It’s the right time for the designers to rethink about the approach to red carpet dressing. It will might be better to make people look comfortable, natural and fun loving with their outfits and not superficial.

Bollywood Best Dressed - Our Picks from Cannes 2014

Bollywood's footstep on the Cannes red carpet is rapidly increasing each year and this year they certainty did not disappoint! The Bollywood stars certainty held their own in terms of fashion this year, even showcasing a stunning Indian evening gown, joining a number of the other celebs for best dressed of the event. The Indian evening gown trend was proudly showcased as stars such as Sonam Kapoor presented a stunning gold sheer Anamika Khanna Saree with a detailed pearl and gold detailed choker, designed by Sunita Kapoor.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor

This wasn’t the only show-stopping outfit Sonam presented, the 28 year old Bollywood celebrity heated up the red carpet in a number of breath-taking looks that left everyone in awe.

First shown was a dramatic black embellished Ellie Saab Spring 2014 Couture gown which featured gorgeous jewel detail. Finally, the GQ India beauty dazzled in a delicate powder blue Elie Saab gown, complete with a flowing skirt and structured bodice, which she wore to the Chopard Dinner.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor

It's hard to choose which gown is our favourite but we're leaning towards her dusty pink Indian evening gown!

Another Bollywood beauty who certainly stole the show was without a doubt Aishwarya Rai, wearing a stunningly structured golden Roberto Cavalli gown, Aishwarya's hair and makeup was every bit glam. She made her impressing 10th consecutive attendance at Cannes as L’Oreal Paris’ ambassador. The world went crazy over her and her golden look and was talking about everywhere – from printed publications to social media.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Aishwarya Rai

For her second appearance, for the premiere of the movie “The Search” – she showcased a beautifully detailed white Roberto Cavalli gown embellished with tons of Swarovski crystals, she also opted for nude lips and perfect subtle make-up.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Aishwarya Rai

Last but not least has to be Mallika Sherawat, she was a vision in blue as she showcased a stunning powder blue lace gown with cut out detail and a volumous up-do, teamed with statement jewelled earrings. For her next appearance she dazzled in a all white pleated number with a plunge neck line. This ensemble looked amazing as the windy weather swept it around as she made her way down the red carpet!

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Mallika Shreawat

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Mallika Shreawat

Indian Sarees for Weddings and Innovative Draping Styles to Try

A diverse country with varied traditions and different customs, to say that India is a complex nation would be just to state the tip of the iceberg. In a country with a rich heritage of thousands of years, change has been a constant. But there have been some aspects of our lifestyle that have never really died down. Like women wearing the saree for an auspicious occasion, especially weddings. Wearing Indian sarees for weddings is something that most women look forward to.

Donning Indian sarees for weddings can imbue you with a grace that is difficult to achieve in any other outfit. And while you may think that it can get a tad too mundane with the conventionally tried and tested draping style, the reality is that the six-yard wonder, especially exquisite Indian sarees for weddings, are clothing options that you can wear innovatively every time without ever getting bored. We tell you our favourite styles of draping this fabulous outfit.

Indian Sarees for Weddings in a Bengali Style

If you are a fan of the Shahrukh Khan version of Devdas, then chances are that you loved the typical Bengali look that Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai sported in the movie. Feminine, classic, and with an ethereal quality about them, they took your breath away. Try the drape they wore in the movie.

Unlike a conventional saree, the pallu of an Indian saree for a wedding when worn the Bengali style is draped over the left side, brought in from behind and under the right arm, and then draped over the right shoulder. Of all the different draping options for Indian sarees for weddings, this style stands out for its simplicity and elegance.

The Gujarati Style of Draping the Indian Sarees for Weddings

A couple of years ago, Indian television was taken over by series featuring Gujarati households, and if you have always found their saree draping style interesting, then you should definitely give it a try. The difference in this style for wearing Indian sarees for weddings? Instead of pleating the saree on the left side, it’s pleated and tucked in on the right side and the pallu of the saree is draped from the back to the front on the right side. This draping style is the perfect option when you want to highlight an elaborate border on the saree.

Draping Indian Sarees for Weddings the Half-Saree Style

Want to channel Deepika Padukone’s look from Chennai Express, then this is the style to master. Not only does it look gorgeous, it also makes your waistline look slimmer. Win-win, we say! How do you achieve this look? Well, pleat and drape the saree as you would normally. Now pleat the pallu and bring it over your left shoulder, pinning it there. Take one corner of the pallu, wrap it around your waist, and pin it under the pleats on the right side, forming a V in the front.  Traditionally associated with younger girls, it is a drape that can look beautiful even on older women when tried with Indian sarees for weddings.

The Mumtaz-style Drape for Indian Sarees for Weddings

Remember the cult classic ‘aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charche’ featuring Shammi Kapoor and Mumtaz? The way she draped her saree in that song started a movement which is seen time and again to this date. Opt for a vintage-inspired look with this draping style. Wrap your saree tightly around your lower body several times to give it a narrow look and then fling the pallu over your shoulder. This is great option for Indian sarees for weddings when you want to wear them to pre-wedding event like a cocktail party.

Indian Sarees for Weddings and The Modern Drape

Are you more of a world bride? Someone who mixes the Indian with the global? Do you want this to reflect in your draping style? Then this drape would be perfect for you. Wear your traditional Indian saree for a wedding with a polo neck top instead of a blouse and a pair of slim-fit trousers instead of an underskirt. Draped like a dhoti but worn with a pallu like a saree, it can be a showstopper of an outfit.

While these are some of the most popular styles for draping Indian sarees for weddings, there are many more variants out there that you can experiment with. It’s just a matter of getting the drape right. Because once that happens, you are sure to steal the limelight.