July 2012

4th Edition of Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition 2012

July 27, 2012
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25th July, 2012, DLF Emporio, New Delhi was my ticket to Fashion Heaven!! It was the press release of TARUN TAHILIANI’S NEW BRIDAL COUTURE COLLECTION. From the venue to the innovative exposition design, everything was about “Fashion” and “Creative Minds”. This larger than life glass structure is a unique concept that has been brought to life by AIS Glasxperts, which is the only company in India having the expertise and technology to do so. It is also the first time any celebrity designer has chosen glass as a theme for showcasing his collection. The ‘Jewel Box’, a 14 feet high glass structure has been created using AIS Ecosense,  AIS  Clear  Tempered  Glass, AIS Securityglas, AIS Acousticglas, AIS unique  Integrated  Glass  Unit , AIS  VUE  windows, AIS  Décor  lacquered  glass and AIS  Mirror. Sixty of the finest pieces from Studio’s latest couture collection will be on display during this 4 – day exposition. Set against a cutting edge glass backdrop that creates a magical mix of tradition and modernity, the new couture collection is displayed in a novel contemporary setting, fabricated on-site specially by AIS Glasxperts with multiple glass technologies. “Bridal is about the bride. It shouldn’t be about trends. Women are still making polarized choices when it comes to couture, but clearly they must be true to who they really are”, says Tarun Tahiliani emphatically as he discloses nuances of his new collection.     For the bride, there are special key-hole jackets, coupled with lehengas in classic hues of deep red and gold; versatile, modern day anarkalis—in fresh citrus colors of mango and peach, with bodices plastered in a mesh of Swarovski Elements—with flowy, elegant drapes and deep scoop necklines, which can be paired with churidaars or worn as gowns.  For the groom an antique gold brocade sherwani with …

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INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE CEREMONY

July 20, 2012
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19th July, 2012 was marked on my calendar as the “special day”. The day I received the invite for the International Woolmark Prize Indian Regional Awards Announcement, I could not stop but discuss about the uniqueness of this award function. Very few might know about Woolmark in India, but they have a very special place to hold in the global fashion industry. International Woolmark Prize instituted by The Woolmark Company, the global authority on Merino wool. The award has always aimed to encourage and recognize a generation of young designers who work with wool – fiber and fabric. 50 years ago, this competition helped launch the careers of two fashion icons – Yves Saint Laurent & Karl Lagerfeld. Yves Saint Laurent won this award for dress design, while his fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld was the winner of the coat category as part of the Australian competition judged by a panel including Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Balmain. The global competition is being reintroduced this year and includes India as one of the five regions – Australia, China, Europe, US and India for the first time. The regional awards require designers to present sketches of a Merino wool capsule collection comprising of 6 outfits with one full outfit to be produced. These collections were judged by a panel of local and international experts. The India judging panel comprised some of the country’s most respected industry representatives including : Priya Tanna – Editor Vogue India Simon P Lock – Founder of Australian Fashion Week Sunil Sethi – President of Fashion Design Council of India Pradeep Hirani – CMD of Kimaya Fashion Pvt Ltd. When I reached the venue, The Leela Palace, Delhi , all I could see was the air of panache flowing through the premises, the rich and famous clinking their wine and champagne glasses, fashion forward posing for a click, handsome men …

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Classic Charlie Couture

July 8, 2012
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Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin is the world renowed comedian. If you haven’t heard of him, you don’t know a very important part of the history!! Well you all must be thinking why I am mentioning him here? He is a comedian alright, but his signature costume is something which has been imitated over decades. His legendary hat, large shoes, baggy pants and coat were the result of his own styling. This style was mentioned by him in his autobiography as well : “I wanted everything to be a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large … I added a small moustache, which, I reasoned, would add age without hiding my expression. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked on stage he was fully born.” – Charlie Chaplin This legendary attire really inspired me a lot. So after a long M.I.A. from outfit creations, I am back with a Laughter (not literally). And I present to you Chaplin Couture!! Color Blocked Shirt : Since we live in a colorful world, I thought I should give some color to this outfit. Black trouser with suspenders : This is a typical Charlie Chaplin piece. “Remember how he use to pull his suspenders to give a funny punch to his act?” Chanel Perfume No 5 : Now this perfume does not need any introduction. Not because of the fact its “Chanel” but the very fact that it has been one of the famous vintage perfumes till date. Mustache Ring : This ring is an accessory lover’s favorite. It somehow reminds me of Charlie Chaplin’s bushy mustache. Tanned Brogue Wedges : Brogues …

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STYLEAHOLIC GIVEAWAY

July 4, 2012
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After a Successful PAMPER HAMPER GIVEAWAY, I present to you my 2nd Giveaway for the month of July! It gives me great pleasure to share with you all that I have collaborated with Stylecraze.com to host SHOPAHOLIC GIVEAWAY. Since we all love shopping I am giving 3 lucky winners a chance to shop at Stylecraze.com. KNOW STYLECRAZE Style Craze is started by Chetana, an Amateur Make up artist from Hyderabad.  What is the purpose of StyleCraze.com? Provide the best in Cosmetics & Beauty care products to Indians at affordable prices combined with legendary customer service. So what prompted Chetana to start the site? Lack of variety in retail stores is a major concern for any Make up junkie. And when it comes to beauty, I never compromise on the Brand or the shade. StyleCraze was started so that you dont have to compromise on your Beauty needs.  – Chetana What are the advantages of buying from StyleCraze? a. Get access to the Largest collection of Cosmetics & Beauty care brands at one place b. Upto 25% lower prices than Retail stores – No physical stores implies less costs, we prefer to pass this on to the customer in terms of lower prices c. Amazing Customer Service: We pride in our Customer Service. All the products on the site are in stock & ready to ship. So we ship within a maximum of 3 Business days of receiving the order Connect with StyleCraze.com : Facebook Page : StyleCraze.com Website : Stylecraze.com GIVEAWAY Total of 3 winners 1 winner will receive gift voucher worth R.s. 500/- 2 winners will receive gift voucher worth R.s. 250/- each All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter widge. There are 4 mandatory things you need to it, and rest will grab you extra points …

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