Deepika Padukone

The Rad Kurtis Trend of Festive 2016 Season

October 13, 2016
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There is something about the Autumn – Winter transition that brings out the best ethical vibes in every Indian. And now that we have commenced the 3 month long tryst with festivities and marriage season, it’s time to bring out the blingy ethnic wear along with our winter wraps. If you too have saturated over Sabyasachi replicas and other belted-saree sagas and the lehengas too look heavy on your silhouette, then it’s time to go light and make KURTIS your best friend for the season. From mix-matching this dual combo to experimenting it with accessories and western influences, Kurti is one of the most versatile Indian ethnic apparel that can work magic for a young teenager to and veteran aunt! Let our Bollywood divas show you how to strut a Kurtis trend in vogue for all festive and wedding celebrations. Indo – Western Kurtis Or we’d rather call it the ‘Jacket Style Kurtis’. This one works best for fashionistas who prefer no-fuss ethnic residue for endless hours of celebrations. Bonus point? You can use this kurti over a plain jeans-top combo for some siren-signaling trend setting at cocktails parties! Deepika Padukone shows us how to rock the Indo-Western Kurtis for all glamorous occasions, with poise. Anarkali Kurtis The time when we anticipated that this trend is ready to be trunked and dumped, Bajirao-Mastani happened. Take cue from Sonam Kapoor who works up a lime green Anarkali Kurti with a Bolero-style jacket for a go-getter kind of look. Complete with a potli as added accessory, this look will work best for women who are always on a lookout for minimalism (even during festivities). Shirt Kurtis For all the sangeet & mehendi functions or for a more hassle-free kurti style, make Shirt style kurtis your best friend. You can either invest in …

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Manish Malhotra FDCI India Couture Week 2016

July 21, 2016
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Designer Manish Malhotra in association with ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’ kickstarts the India Couture Week 2016 with ‘The Persian Story. Manish Malhotra FDCI India Couture Week 2016 design narrative is inspired by the stunning architecture of Persia, blooming paradise of fauna and flora, and fearless royals that ruled their vast kingdoms. Indulgent hand-woven gold embroidery adorn sheer and velvet fabrics, in lehengas with sheer tops, opulent velvet jackets over cigarette trousers, exquisite gowns and regal sherwanis. Intricate motifs meander on 50 limited edition pieces, swathed in deep shades of maroon, emerald green and azure blue. This season, the traditional dupatta is reimagined for the confident, modern woman. Breathtaking jewellery with uncut polki diamonds and pearls by Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang added to the mystic aura.   Speaking about ‘The Persian Story’ Manish said, “2016 marks an important milestone as the ‘Manish Malhotra’ label celebrates 11 years. The Persian Story is a special collection as it represents a new design story for the label. While the collection is inspired by the stories, sights and poetry of Persia, every outfit has its own unique story told in the language of distinct colours, detailed motifs and rich fabrics. I would like to thank my good friend and sponsor of this show, Mr. Sandeep Narang, for providing the stunning jewellery for this opening act of ICW 2016.   In a contemporary version of a Persian folktale, the scenography took guests back to the time of conquerors like Alexander the Great. The showing culminated with the stunning Deepika Padukone in a resplendent red velvet lehenga that featured a beautiful, seemingly never-ending trail, walking the runway. The lehenga showcased the fine work of craftsmen of yore and was completely embroidered in vintage badla work. Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India for Manish Malhotra at India Couture …

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Keep Calm and Take a #Selfie

April 8, 2014
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Anybody and everybody who is on the social network knows what a #selfie is! Not just that, but each one of us has been a *victim* of taking selfies. Yeah! Victim. Because now, taking our own pic(s) innumberable times in an hour-day-week-month has been *diagnosed* as a syndrome. Don’t believe me? Just google up ‘Selfie Syndrome’ and learn for yourself.  But heck! Will we stop taking selfies? What will our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc….. feeds update then? A *sheepish* NAAAAAAH! Recently, this syndrome got bigger and maybe better. In January, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie with stars like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Jared Leto became famous world wide. It was every-friggin-where on the news and of course our social network.  This *Group Selfie* bug soon found it’s way into Bollywood. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out some examples, shall we? #GroupSelfie the #BOLLYWOOD style Kunal Kohli | Mandira Bedi | Shahrukh Khan  Shahrukh was quick enough to arrange a selfie next. Although this one was not that big a ‘celebrity’ selfie, but oh well SRK covered it all. I wonder what’s with his catty eyes?  Kalki Koechlin | Koel Purie | Deepika Padukone The pouts never suffice. Sigh! Sonakshi Sinha | Tanisha Mukherjee | Kajol | Jaya Bachchan  Now this one came in as a surprise. Never seen these four ladies together ever, and look how happy they look in this photo. Selfie a friendship bond-er eh? VJ Andy | Karan Johar | Kirron Kher | Malaika Arora Khan | Bharti  Singh | Amitabh Bachchan If Jaya Bachchan can do it, why will Amitabh Bachchan stay behind? Even if it means posing at the finale of a reality tv program.  Preity Zinta | Rani Mukherjee | Manish Arora | Urmila Matondkar The old (accept it now!) beauties of Bollywood. Sigh! Nargis Fakhri …

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