AW’12

Styling – French Connection goes Monochrome

December 12, 2012
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Autumn Winter 2012 (AW’12) This year is all about bright colours, shimmer, embellishments, faux fur and lots of laces and crochet. Don’t be surprised as the above mentioned are just few from the list of AW’12 Trends on both national and international grid. Working as an Assistant Stylist with Vogue’s Style Guru “Aaditya Walia” has helped me do my homework right! And to present the worthy efforts right, I have come up with Autumn Winter Shoot Series all this season. Shot by my professional photographer and friend Rashmi Nair from RashNair, I present to you the 1st shoot from AW Shoot Series. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel AW Shoot 1 – French Connection goes Monochrome Ensemble White Crochet Dress : French Connection Narnia Fur Gilet : French Connection Lunar Glimpse Studded Clutch : French Connection Black wrap around : D.I.Y. Faux Far Black Gloves : Thrifted Black sequence ballerinas : Stilletos Pearls Necklace : Sapphire White Peacock Earrings : La Parisienne Photography : RashNair A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel

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AW’12 : Allen Solly launches retail stores in Delhi

November 25, 2012
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A couple of days back I was invited for the launch part of Allen Solly’s latest Delhi store in  Select Citywalk, Saket.  Instead of Mannequins, they had LIVE DJ playing “Spot Request Dedicate” songs of the customers!  Well defined fall collection attracted many customers in the launch itself. Customers were welcomed with yummy snacks…   …followed by wine Classic Fall/Winter collection for both men and women. From formals for men.. …to casual denims… Stylish V neck pullovers One of their creative initiatives called “FRIDAY DRESSING COLLECTION” Geometric patterns such as Checks in various patterns and colors are a must in a man’s wardrobe! Tip for Men : This Fall/Winter invest in colorful loafers and jazz up your dull wardrobe! These Allen Solly loafers will not only keep your feet warm, but also bring a level of style to what you wear. (If I have my way I’l buy them in every color that is available)  My personal favorite abstract print from women’s collection. They do have some classic pieces in women’s collection to choose from as well. Overall I had great time checking out the store, the collection and of course the Juke Box. If you are looking for classic pieces to add in your fall/winter wardrobe, then do check out Allen Solly’s collection. Allen Solly Select City Walk Mall,  Rasvilas, Saket District Centre, New Delhi, DL

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AW’12 : Calvin Klein Jeans – Winter Collection ’12

November 5, 2012
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Delhi Winters are getting intense as the days pass. (Wonder what’l happen during New Year) As most of the Delhi is rushing over to the woolen stores to grab their layers of clothing, the fashionable are flipping their wardrobe, and taking out those biker jackets, cashmere, faux fur (I am anti-fur person) and boots!! Following the latter, I bring to you the exclusive Fall Collection 2012 of Calvin Klein Jeans from their Select citywalk, Saket (Delhi) store! This season CKJ is focusing more on the “Metallics“ Stretchable Shiny Metallic Jeans  Shiny Hand Bags   Basic Metallic Dress (Experimental psst. cocktail Dress!) Color Blocked Metallic Dress But those who wants to stick with the sober side can find warm color palette to please the winters. WARM COLOR PALETTE From cool shades of Blue to Pastels  Fold able hand bags… Me Like! (In many patterns and colors to chose from) Calvin Klein Jeans Winter Collection ’12 BOY ZONE Like always they have formal, semi formal and casual options for Men!  Shirts, Pullovers, Sweatshirts and Jackets to chose from. Stripes, Cross or even Solids are the mood of Shirts for the winter Collection. The best time of the year to wear Denim Jeans.  The Calvin Klein Jeans tees up with exciting offers. For that semi formal look, opt for a check print shirt, warm trousers and this college bag.  Thriller night eh? Bright Bomber Jackets to break the dullness of Winter. You still need those shades to glam up an outfit! Lovely Isha did not hesitate to pose for me. She was already wearing a goth themed outfit, complete with killer piercing and her Ombre hair. All that she needed to complete the look was a Biker Jacket and a Lap Top Bag. Do check out Calvin Klein Jean’s collection if you want that metallic touch to your Winter Wardrobe, …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 5 [Part 2]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 5, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 5!! Klitche Fall 2012 Collection “Paper Planes”  Designer duo, Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami’s label ‘Klitche’ presented ‘Paper Planes’ their debut collection which focused on the beauty and clear form of folded, shaped paper. The colour palette of the range comprised shades of red, blue, black and beige; which were kept minimal for strong silhouettes to take center stage. Using traditional winter fabrics such as felt, there were softer cottons, and silks along with suiting materials, which gave the collection its fresh, strong and feminine appeal. The range showcased dresses, tunics, coats and jackets which flaunted carefully constructed forms and also sported fabric textured designs in abstract geometric shapes. Using no embellishments, the collection also had statement pieces which displayed 3D accentuations with interesting cut outs, large structured flares as well as 3D protruding patterns. A piece that outshone the others was a plain colored jacket which sported a unique cut out fabric sleeves. To keep the look of this collection fresh, Lakmé salon experts worked with Mickey Mouse ear shaped hair buns, sleek eyeliner and bright lips. Edgy, unique and eye catching this collection from Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami was perfect for a Fashionista who demands attention. Sourabh Kant Fall 2012 Collection “Boho Chic” Accessory designer Sourabh Kant Shrivastava’s collection titled “Diplomatic Hunter” strived to be a mix between elegance coupled with an edgy …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 5 [Part 1]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 5, Part 1, let us look at the best picks from Day 5!! Amrita Thakur Fall 2012 Collection “Salma Sitara” It was Shimmer and Shine from Amrita Thakur at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Amrita Thakur titled her collection “Salma Sitara” meaning touches of shimmer and shine for the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 season. There was a delicate beauty reflected in the collection as traditional and contemporary motifs danced all over the gorgeous outfits on a colourful background. The luxurious fabrics glittered under the ramp lights as the beautiful creations for the festive season made an impact. Opening the show with a chiffon kurta and faresha pitta embroidered bodice, Amrita showed more creations in net, chiffon and organza in shades of green, rust, mustard, yellow, peach, red, orange, Sindoor and mehendi green. The delicate net saris had cut Dana and zari work, while the kalidar kurtas were worn over net slips. The final creation was a riot of colours as a mehendi organza jacket was teamed with a bright pink kurta and a striking dupatta. The “Salma Sitara” collection with its delicate embellishments and beautiful fabrics from Amrita Thakur will definitely thrill buyers of festive wear. Nishka Lulla Fall 2012 Collection “Boho Chic” Nishka Lulla aimed her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 collection at the modern women who loves to opt for truly travel-Boho-chic garments. For the free spirited girl of the New Age, Nishka had silhouettes …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 4 [Part 2]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 4, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 4!! Karishma Shahani Khan Fall 2012 Collection “Chauraha” Karishma Shahani Khan’s label, ‘Chauraha’ displayed a new collection titled ‘Silk Route’ which was a pop coloured fantasy any youthful diva would dream of. The concept of this range was based around merchants, their caravans, gypsy lives as well as their rich, hidden culture. The range comprised dresses, jackets, skirts, tunics and blazers infusing the Indian cultural theme of celebration with western silhouettes. Although serious in structure with their solid geometric forms, the pieces graced the runway in bold, bright shades such as vibrant tangerine, bumble bee yellow, sky blue, and peacock green with certain sections being in darker tones such as midnight blue and black. Designer Karishma Shahani Khan made use of natural fabrics such as khadi, jute, silk and cotton; fusing luxury with simplicity in a unique and adorable way. Sequins and embroidery along with quilting and beadwork helped add a glam touch to the pieces. Muted orange toned lips and cheeks along with tied up hair tastefully done by Lakmé beauty salon experts helped add a sensual touch. With a funky-fusion twist, it’s no wonder this collection titled ‘Silk Route’ by Karishma Shahani Khan will fly off the racks during the coming months. Abhishek Dutta Fall 2012 Collection “Tangram” Creating a medley of form fitting and voluminous shapes, Abhishek Dutta’s creativity was dazzling as the …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 4 [Part 1]

August 7, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 4, Part 1, let us look at the best picks from Day 4!! Outhouse by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal Fall 2012 Collection “Leone d’oro” The look was impressive, edgy and very strong for the dramatic jewellery called “Leone d’oro” presented by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Inspired by the Golden Lion, the collection had a marked African touch as the king of the jungle’s face appeared on imposing pendants. Chic and elegant, the inspirations further moved for the dazzling ornaments from Art Deco architecture to lion sculptures, leopard prints and geometrics. It was Luxe styling at its ultimate best, as the designing duo played with body ornaments with different types of leather. Spiked necklace with large rear pendants and cascading chains, lapel necklace and cuffs, tasselled pendants and necklace with the Peter Pan collar shape had coloured stones. Fringes on flat collars took to centre stage to give that very rustic touch. Totally mesmerizing were the collar cum belts with a long metal placket connecting them and the modern version of the “haat phool” for the hands. For a dramatic fashion statement the “Leone d’oro” jewellery by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal will definitely cause a sensation around the world. Nitya Arora Fall 2012 Collection “Nouveau Gypsy” Creating a dazzling array of jewellery which will appeal to the modern women, Nitya Arora’s “Nouveau Gypsy” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was a striking …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 3 [Part 2]

August 6, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 3, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 3!! Meera and Rohit Aggarwal Fall 2012 Collection “Rivaayat” Inspired by Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, this collection by Meera and Rohit Aggarwal for their label Rivaayat aimed to be a mirror image of the blue blooded lady who was known throughout the land for her exquisite beauty. The creations focused more on Indian traditional wear, adding a modern touch to turn up the ‘oomph’ factor with low cut backs and tie ups, which graced saris and cholis. Exaggerated feminine forms made for free flowing silhouettes and skirts, which seemed to flirt with one’s ankles. With a colour palette comprising royal reds, black, gold and other festive colours, the garments shone through in intriguing fabrics such as silks and nets amidst other woven materials. To add a refreshing jolt to the collection, Meera and Rohit also injected shots of bold colours such as grey and mustard which were embellished royally with sequins, bead work and rich embroidery. With a concept of old art revival coupled with regal emphasis, this collection by Meera and Rohit Aggarwal will surely leave anyone in awe. Makeup and styles by Lakmé Salon Experts was traditional-chic with long dramatic pleated hair and bold bindis. Deepika Govind Fall 2012 Collection “Pop Patola” Paying a tribute to the Patola from Patan, Deepika Govind’s collection titled “Pop Patola” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was …

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