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Looks We Love: Kareena Kapoor Khan

March 21st, 2014

Kareena Kapoor Khan is a popular Bollywood actress who is no stranger to the silver screen. Since making her debut in 2000, she’s graced red carpets and movie premieres with her extraordinary beauty. Her first film, Refugee, was a war drama, but Kappor Khan brings plenty of drama to the fashion world—in a good way, of course. Let’s check out some of her best looks.

1) Black, Gold, and Ivory


At Lakme Fashion Week, Kareena turned heads in a draped, turtlenecked sari that featured gold, charcoal/black, and ivory stripes. With dangly earrings, simple and muted makeup, and slicked back hair, her outfit is allowed to be the star of the show.

2) Bold, Bright, and Beautiful


Mixing bright orange with a rich, royal purple, setting it off with a white and brown halter top and finishing the whole look with black accents, this outfit is a stunner.  She wore this sari to the unveiling of her Filmfare cover, and we have to say, it’s quite lovely.

3) Magnificent in Magenta


Kareena made an appearance on Koffee with Karan,  and for the appearance wore a strapless magenta gown designed by Monisha Jaising. The draping and ruching on the gown accent the actress’ curves, while her simple hairstyle and diamond necklace show us a very Marilyn Monroe-esque look. Great!

4) On Trend in Translucence


One of spring’s popular fashion trends is mesh—here, Kareena shows off a meshy, transparent top with a seemingly floral skirt – the bold print may just be splashes of color, but we sure think it looks like flowers. This carefree look, which she wore to Kunal Khemu’s birthday party, is one for the books.

What are your favorite looks that Kareena Kapoor Kohan has worn?

Five Indian Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer 2014

March 14th, 2014

With Lakme Fashion Week upon us, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen previews and hints at what’s to come in Indian women’s fashion. Without further ado, let’s check out some of this season’s hottest trends, based on what the Fashion Design Council of India has to say. All photos are from Delhi Style Blog.

Printed Suits


Interesting prints mixed with modern silhouettes are hot this year. Check out this piece from Pankaj and Nidhi—while a lot of designers presented similar designs, the perfectly-aligned mirror design on this piece, complete with the extra- adorable aqua collar, made it one of our favorite looks.

Maxi Dresses


This year’s maxi dresses are playful and comfortable while still looking gorgeous.  Take, for instance, this giraffe-printed gown by Pia Pauro. This print not only gives the illusion of long legs thanks to the giraffe being printed on the side of the dress, but it also is perfect for a slimming effect.



Layering is, of course, nothing new in the fashion world, but when it comes to Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s blue chiffon coat, it seems like we’re looking at it for the first time. What looks like a removable coat to the outfit is actually attached to the half-sleeved jacket in this look. The doubly long pant and overcoat gives the illusion of having very long legs, while the sharp shoulders draw the eye upward and the pop of color keeps things visually alluring. A very bold look.

Mixed Fabrics


Mixing luxe fabrics in the same garment is a trend we’re seeing a lot of lately. For instance, this green velvet dress by Abdul Halder features a chiffon shoulder, and the look is completely transformed. The dress, gorgeous originally, becomes unique, and somehow even more elegant. The gold embroidery adds a classic touch to this ultra-modern, one-shouldered look.

The Saree


The saree comes and goes in terms of popularity and style, but one thing is for sure: this classic piece will always have its place both on the runway and in everyday life. This season, the tops are a bit more unique—like these from Krishna Mehta. A waistcoat styling keeps the look funky and unique, with bold prints and colors.

Three of Our Favorite Designers at Lakme Fashion Week

March 13th, 2014

Lakme Fashion Week is considered a premier fashion event in India. It is funded by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and takes place in Mumbai twice a year. It first started in 1999, with international models such as Naomi Campbell and Indian film starts such as Deepika Padukone walking the runways. Since then, it’s blossomed into an international attraction, including labels like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli. Each year there are two events, one in the spring, the Summer-Resort show, and one in the late summer, the Winter-Festive Show. This year’s Summer-Resort show is planned for March 12-16, and we want to take the opportunity to showcase a few of our favorite designers who will present this year.

Aarman Aiman


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Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa make up Aarman Aiman, a much-hyped designer duo. They’re known for their approach to bright color and intricate detail, as shown in some of their other designs.  Randhawa and Agha are graduates in fashion and apparel from NIIFT and NIFT, respectively, and started their own line after working for an Indian designer for a year. Their line emphasizes a fusion of embroidery and modern silhouettes, and their show this year is sure to impress.

Manish Malhotra


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Manish Malhotra is a popular Indian designer known for presenting exquisite, elaborate designs. His summer collection, appropriately called “A Summer Affair,” will be presented during Lakme Fashion week, and he’s been posting previews of what we can expect on his Facebook and Instagram accounts—lace, metallic accents, exquisite detail, feminine glamor, and more. Malhotra is one of India’s most successful designers, having made clothing for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He’s known for his ability to create and envision what a character’s “look” will be.  In addition to creating clothing for Bollywood stars, Malhotra has created and styled costumes for Hollywood celebrities including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Moore, Karolina Kurkova, and Kylie Minogue. We can’t wait to see his spring and summer show!



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Selvage, named so for “self-edge” redefined, can also be defined as the self-finished edges of fabric that keep a piece from unraveling or fraying.  As a clothing line, it focuses on clean lines, simplicity, and elegance. The goal for the line is creating edgy and experimental, yet wearable clothes.  Known for contemporary design, Selvage strives to create unique yet timeless classics. Selvage is being featured at Lakme Fashion Week as a Generation Next Designer.

Whose designs are you most excited to see this spring?

Jewelry Looks Inspired By Popular Bollywood Movies

March 10th, 2014

Looking for a new way to accessorize your wardrobe and feel like a star at the same time? Add Indian fashions and jewelry that’s inspired by Bollywood films to your outfits! Take a look at the movie posters or DVD title covers and pick out pieces that are inspired by the colors and overall styling of the artwork, and you too can feel like a Bollywood star.  Check out some of our favorite ideas.

1) Ram-Leela


The cover art for this movie features a lot of gold and red tones, which makes it especially easy to replicate with jewelry sets from Saahil Exclusive.  Choose a set that is mainly gold with some red accents, such as this one:


This set features a thick gold necklace with red drop gems, and pairs well with the accompanying earrings, which are dangly and share the same red gems. If you really want to lock down this look, you can also purchase an outfit that is similar to the cover actress’ outfit:


The deep red paired with embroidered accents will have you feeling like a celebrity in no time.

2) Om Shanti Om


This film features a more playful cover, with a bright green background and shades of magenta, red, and goldenrod. As such, you’ll want jewelry that is a bit brighter colored. For instance, this necklace set in Gold/Firozi:


This jewelry set is perfect for this look as it features multiple colors, playing up the cover art’s joy. For an outfit that matches the flourish and fabulousness that is this movie’s poster, check out something a bit more flowy, like this outfit:

fabulous flowy outfit

3) Aashiqui 2

Going in a completely different direction, the cover for Aashiqui 2 is much darker and more sultry, with rainy weather featured and two actors in an embrace with the tagline “Love Makes Life Live.” So how can you use this as inspiration for your outfit? A classic, gold and pearl set pairs perfectly with this, especially with the teardrop-shaped dangles on the necklace and earrings.

As for an outfit that matches the sultriness of this film’s art, check out this dark emerald/teal and lace lehenga saree for a truly luxurious look.


Feel like a movie star now, just by choosing an outfit and accessories that are inspired by movie covers.

The Sari Gets a Makeover

February 28th, 2014

In recent years, the traditional Indian sari has gotten a bit of a makeover. Typically, this garment is made with two to nine yards of fabric, and is wrapped around the waist and draped over the shoulder, exposing a bare midriff. They’re ideal for hot summer days in India, and are a popular piece of fashion for women. Modern saris, however, have gotten a bit of a facelift and have become a bit more contemporary and mainstream.

Modern Mismatch

Some of the styles we’ve seen have been described as having an “urban gypsy” feel—with overlapping yet mismatched prints, bright colors, and unique styling. Take, for example, this Anupama Dayal sari.



With its full skirt, stripes, embroidery, and other design elements, this looks like a sari, but not the kind we’re used to seeing.  It’s a unique take on a traditional look, and it’s gorgeous.

Slim-Fitting and Collared



This dark burgundy number by Pernia Qureshi is a bit of a departure from the norm. While it has familiar elements, such as draping and a bare midriff, the shape of this sari is a bit more streamlined than the typical look. With different textures of fabric within the same outfit, a monochrome silhouette is achieved, however the accents of embroidery and a high collar make this particular sari stand out from the rest.

Interesting Prints



Yogesh Chaudhary did a complete 180 with this look, turning crowd expectations on their side when presenting a brightly colored, unique-printed sari.  Bright blue, yellow, and orange are accented with ivory and black details, and the sari is edged with metallic gold. A looser blouse that covers the midriff has replaced the standard blouse. We could wear this look every day, couldn’t you? Or at least if we weren’t wearing it…we’d want to wear something like it.

Mix and Match AND Bold Prints



This look, from Nachiket Barve, is seriously intriguing. With a form fitting, wide-necked blouse topped off with stripes, tie dye, a multicolored trim, and three dimensional embroidery. There are so many elements that catch the eye on this sari, yet it doesn’t overwhelm.

Modern Trends with Classic Styling



Finally, check out this sari. Neeta Lulla is behind this look, which features classic stylings of the over-the-shoulder drape, but the blouse has a peplum look to it, a trend that’s been very popular over the past year or so. Long sleeves and darker tones lend a somewhat gothic feel to this garment, while still keeping the overall look restrained and alluring.

Which of these is your favorite? What’s your dream sari?

Best Looks from the 9th Renault Star Guild Awards

February 24th, 2014

Last month’s Renault Star Guild Awards, presented by Star TV and Renault, honored the best and brightest small screen and big screen stars. Salman Khan hosted this year’s event (as well as last year’s), and Bollywood stars including Shraddha Kapoor, Shahid Kappor, Sonakshi Sinha, and many more walked the red carpet. Winning Best Actor and Best Actress were Farhan Akthar and Deepika Padukone, respectively. But as with any other award ceremony, fashion took center stage. Check out our favorite looks from the event.

Classy and Cool


Vihesh Bhatt turned up to the awards in a double-breasted suit and printed shirt, but what really stole the show was his lapel pin. A buttonhole flowerpin from Lanvin takes this look from basic to bodacious.  While we’re not typically fans of double-breasted suits, he’s pulling the one off well, and the suit is overall mostly well-fitted. It was easily one of our favorite looks on the red carpet for this event.

Gilded and Glamorous


Kareena Kapoor stuns with this all-gold gown. Setting off this statuesque dress is a simple hairdo and a bold lip color for a look that was simply, classy, and sexy, all at once.  The lines of the darker gold accent the actress’ figure, as well, making this a unique and demure look.

Channeling James Bond


Ranvir Singh appeared on the red carpet looking stylish as ever with a textured, luxe jacket and bow tie. The jacket is from Gucci’s pre-Fall ’13 collection, but we wouldn’t see a problem with anyone wearing this jacket out of season.

Metallic Elegance


Pictured here with her mother Tanuja, Tanishaa Mukherjee wears a long, flowing pale gold ensemble, shifting a gold look from body hugging to something completely different. We love seeing more traditional looks on the red carpet, don’t you? Tanishaa’s mother was awarded the lifetime achievement honor at this event.

This year’s big winners included the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,  which earned seven awards,  and Aashiqui 2, which earned 4. Stars honored included Salim Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Prasoon Joshi. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tells the story of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a championship runner and Olympian. It has received positive reviews and performed very well at box offices. Currently, it’s the fifth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2013 in India. Have you seen it?

Our Five Favorite Looks: Deepika Padukone

February 21st, 2014

Deepika Padukone is one of the hottest Indian actresses and models around right now, and her fashion sense is stunning. Padukone, born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, has three projects scheduled for a 2014 release—Kochadaiiyaan, Finding Fanny Fernandes, and Happy New Year. Aside from her professional life, though, we’re loving her style. Check out our five favorite looks of hers.

1) Black and White and Red All Over



For the Big Star Awards, Padukone wore this gorgeous, one-shoulder Naeem Khan gown, which despite being swirls of black and white, wasn’t too overwhelming.  She topped this look off with a slicked back, sleek hairstyle and bold red lips. Somehow, Deepika pulls off looking sophisticated yet funky all at once.

2) Black and Gold Elegance



At Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th birthday party, she went a more traditional route, wearing a black and gold, elegant and ornate churidar by Rohit Bal. Showing off her distinct style as always, she sets this look off with strappy shoes, bold lips, and this time, a wavy updo. Stunning!

3) Sunset Hues



Again in more traditional clothing, here she’s wearing a Jade from Karishma and Monica saree. With heavy golden embroidery on the edges and gorgeous pink, peach, and orange gradient hues all over, paired with statement earrings and plenty of bangles, she’s a vision. Deepika has been ranked the 29th most beautiful woman in Hollywood Buzz’s list of the world’s most beautiful women, and looking at this picture, it’s not hard to understand why.

4) Jewel Toned Lace


We’ve previously mentioned how much we love lace cut-outs against bare skin, and this is no exception. At the 19th Annual Screen Awards, Deepika rocked this Dolce teal dress. Seemingly innocent at first glance, this gown is both short and long thanks to the illusion of coverage offered by the lace. It’s one of our favorite looks she’s worn—is it one of yours?

5) Turquoise Allure



This dress from Guari-Nainika looks innocent from the front but much racier from the back. The quasi-peplum look in front accents the actress’ curves, and her fabulous braid pulled forward keeps her back bare and hard to miss. A daring look, that’s for sure, but we think she’s absolutely pulling it off.

What are you favorite looks that Deepika Padukone has worn?

Top Tips for Valentine’s Day Fashion

February 14th, 2014

You want to look great every day of the year—that’s not surprising.  But on Valentine’s Day, when you want to impress your partner more than usual, there are a few things that can make your look extra special.  Check out our top tips to look stunning for your Valentine’s Day date.




Of course, you want to look beautiful. So picking something to wear that flatters your figure is key, but it’s important to feel comfortable, as well. In other words, if you’re not usually the type of person to wear bright colors, this might not be the time to bust out a bright red mini dress. Pick something that feels like “you,” but dress it up a bit. Accessorize with a red or pink belt, wear a different shape of dress (A-line instead of sheath, etc.), or mix up the textures and fabrics of your outfit. Most importantly, wear something that makes you feel gorgeous. You can also go for a dramatic look by pairing a simple black top with a red skirt or pants, or wearing a bright pink dress or skirt. You don’t have to wear brights, though—you could also choose pastels or neutrals and, if you still want a spark, add a pop of color in your shoes or accessories.


When you think of Valentine’s Day makeup, you most likely picture red lipstick. While that’s a popular choice, pink lipstick is also a great choice. Choose neutrals or fun, fresh pastel pinks and purples for your eyes—don’t use red, as this tends to make you look like you’ve been crying.  You can also wear metallic on your eyes, such as coppers and pinks, for a sultry look. One thing to remember about makeup is to always keep the look balanced – if you put on a lot of eye makeup, keep your lips neutral, and vice versa. Too much overall and you could end up looking a bit overdone or like you are trying too hard.


As for jewelry and other accessories, the sky is the limit for Valentine’s Day looks. If your outfit is over the top, though, try to keep your accessorizing a bit more simple. For instance, if you’re wearing something sparkly, big dangly earrings may overpower the look—instead, choose something a bit more subtle. Alternatively, let the jewelry do the talking if you’re wearing a conservative outfit. Like with your makeup, it’s all about balancing the look.