Ridhi Mehra Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

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RIDHI MEHRA’S INDIAN AESTHETICS WERE THE HIGHLIGHT AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Ridhi Mehra known for her Indian aesthetics and unique take on fashion showcased her new collection ‘Mystical Nuit’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

Shades of beige, blue and black dominated the colour palette and were inspired by the luminescence of the night sky when graced by stars and the moon.
The designer kept her signature look intact and worked on creating structured forms on flowing silhouettes as an extension of her classic designs. Fusion wear took centre stage with more focus on westernised styles comprising skirts, blouses, jackets, pants along with Indo-Western dresses and saris, which were crafted in luxurious fabrics like silk, georgette, chiffon, net and raw silk. Traditional embellishment techniques such as resham, zardozi and beadwork helped to balance each piece and added just the right touch of sparkle.

The showstopper, Lisa Hayden of the movie “Queen” fame, left the crowd in awe as she made her way down the runway in a ravishing white and midnight blue gown accentuated by a trail while the bodice flaunted asymmetrical sleeves and floral detailing. Sexy, stylish and sassy, ‘Mystical Nuit’ by Ridhi Mehra was fashion forward and excitingly experimental.  


Fall Trend | How to style Ponte Pants

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If Loving Ponte Pants Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right ...

The power of ponte has spoken and it shall be embraced .... get yourself a pair of ponte pants. If leggings aren't really your thing, but you want the same look, try ponte pants. They are AMAZING!

What are ponte pants? They are a cross between a legging and a skinny jean. They are made from ponte – a thick, double-knit fabric with two-way stretch. Two way stretch is important because it moulds to your body-shape and holds you in at the same time. Crafted with a stretch waistband and seaming details, generally with faux fly and pocket detail.

Here I feature floral print ponte pants which are designed in unbelievably smooth and slightly thicker stretch ponte knit, this smashingly skinny pair flaunts exposed zip pockets for revved up style !!

Here are few tips and tricks which I kept in mind while styling them -

1. It’s thicker than a viscose so if you’ve been scared of clingy clothing, this is one to definitely try. Ponte pants are a great alternative to leggings if you’re wanting more coverage but please remember it’s best to still style them like leggings with a longer top or tunic.

2. The thicker fabric offers a little more support because ponte pants are often panelled. Buy your ponte firm and let it do some sucker-in work for you. It will pull in that tummy and lift a butt #Dreamcometrue

3. Most ponte pants are pull-on, so no annoying zips and buttons. Ponte pieces are designed to streamline your body and make you look taller.

4. Wear them like you would a skinny jean – remember, it’s all about balance. It’s all about contrast. Take a ponte skirt, pants or jacket – there’s structure going on there. To balance out the structure, work ponte back with soft and floaty pieces. Ponte pants are GREAT with oversized jumpers, cardigans and tops.

Till next time....Keep it STYLISH By Nature !! 
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Vikram Phadnis Lakmé Fashion Week

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NAKKASHI PRESENTED A GLITTERING COLLECTION BY ACE BOLLYWOOD DESIGNER VIKRAM PHADNIS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Nakkashi presented Bollywood’s glamorous designer Vikram Phadnis, who showcased a plethora of hues on a traditional palette, at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

The detailing of the garments revealed a lavish use of the ever popular gold zardosi and gota, which enhanced and illuminated the light weight fabrics from a distance. An interesting blend of tie and dye also had a captivating eye-catching aspect that revealed a creative look. Vikram shifted from the usual hustle bustle of colours that he has normally displayed so flawlessly in his previous assemblages, to more hushed and earthy tones. The colours ranged from the deepest of maroons to mesmerizing greens, wild blues and spicy mustards. A number of Indian elements dominated the western and traditional silhouettes, emphasising the notion that Vikram managed to dominate the look on the ramp with his stylish inputs whether they were a pair of palazzo pants, kurtis or saris.
The ambience of the show was grand with chandeliers gracing the stage. Drop-dead gorgeous models catwalked down the ramp in chic Indian wear that featured silhouettes like short kurtas, jackets, lehengas, half sari’s, Anarkalis and long kurtas.

Malaika Arora Khan AT LFW WF 2014

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DESIGNER SONAAKSHI RAAJ UNVEILED THE SPECTACULAR ‘REBEL WITH A CAUSE’ COLLECTION AT LFW WF 2014

Young designer Sonaakshi Raaj, popularly recognized as the Sari-Gown specialist, unveiled the luxurious ‘Rebel With A Cause’ collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014, on Sunday, 24th August, at the Palladium Hotel. Label Sonaakshi Raaj is synonymous with opulence, with an intention to create glamorous ensembles catering to women's couture wear, with a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and refined.
‘Rebel With A Cause’ - The newest collection by Sonaakshi Raaj is a dichotomy of opulence and luxury, yet being edgy. Actress Malaika Arora Khan brought a vivacious energy to the ramp, dressed in a stunning Red Ruby gown with intricate Tulle flounce and trail. The attire was certainly a very sexy, chic and regal couture creation by designer Sonaakshi Raaj.
Friends and clients spotted supporting and cheering for Sonaakshi were Evelyn Sharma, Deeksha Seth, Karishma Tanna, Yasmin and Sara Loren. Sister and muse Malvika Raaj opened the show flaunting a gorgeous supple peach Sari-Gown.


MRINALINI CHANDRA, ANUSHREE REDDY LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK

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 MRINALINI CHANDRA, ANUSHREE REDDY AND SOUGAT PAUL OPENED DAY FOUR AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014 WITH A VARIETY OF ACCESSORIES AND ENSEMBLES

MRINALINI CHANDRA’S JEWELLERY COLLECTION WAS AN ODE TO THE BEAUTIFUL SHAKUNTALA AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Last season an unusual inspiration – chairs and thrones - had people admiring Mrinalini Chandra’s collection. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, the designer’s jewellery collection called “Shakuntala” was an ode to the beautiful lady and life around her. Once again, Mrinalini allowed her imagination and creativity to move into unchartered territories to present a glitzy line of ornaments.
The splendid handcrafted couture jewellery had interesting forms like flowers, leaves, insects, monkeys and fish that were part of Shankuntala’s life. Using techniques like enamelling, moulding, patterning along with filigree casting; Mrinalini offered an avant garde line of varied ornaments that will thrill connoisseurs of fashion.

Expert craftsmen from Orissa created the filigree, while some from Lucknow made the Nakkashi and those in Maharashtra created the enamelling. Size was important for Mrinalini as huge leaves circled the neck and wrists, while butterfly motifs were turned into enormous necklaces. Giant gold leaf-like ornaments were actually finger gloves. Patterned belts, star burst earrings, draped necklaces, hundreds of silver discs and pearls that cascaded from neck to hips and the fish link shawl draped over one shoulder was a grand end to the show.

The saris in jewel tones were created by Nikhil Thampi to complement the imposing jewellery.
The range of jewellery by Mrinalini Chandra called “Shakuntala” will turn into an heirloom asset for women as it reflected the many memories in the life of the lady.