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10/10/2017

Rock stars, romance and high fashion set the ramp on fire

When it comes to the fashion calendar, Sunday night was one of the most awaited of the year in Bengaluru, as the country's best designers showcased their latest collections at Day 2 of the Bangalore Times Fashion Week. If Day 1 had set temperatures soaring, Day 2 only added to the heat, as top designers, such as IDeA Design House, Manoviraj Khosla, Narendra Kumar and Neeta Lulla set the ramp on fire with their beautiful works of art. It was no wonder then that the creme de la creme turned up to watch this fashion feast, in an evening curated by actress Pranitha Subhash. Spotted watching the shows were actors Diganth, Meghana Gaonkar, Harshika Poonacha, Shubra Aiyappa, music director Gurukiran and wife Pallavi, filmmaker Anup Bhandari, top cop BNS Reddy, politician Janardhan Reddy, fashion icons Prasad Bidapa and Ramesh Dembla, Mr India 2016 Vishnu Raj S Menon, and socialites Sheetal Sharma, Barkha Mahtani, Aditi Premji, Leena Singh and Manjusha Maheshwari.

The event's co-sponsor was TAFE Tribe, while LuvIt Chocolates was the indulgence partner, Kingfisher Ultra Derby the experience partner, The Grannary the snacking partner, Radio Mirchi the radio partner and Lakme Salon the hair and makeup partner.

The collection of Thomas Abraham, design director at IDeA Design House, was themed the Black Wedding, which follows the classic wedding gown done in all black, silk, velvet, satin and toile. Every gown had a long train and elaborate headgear, which reminded one of the transcendent cathedrals of Chartres, Cologne and Barcelona. Speaking about the inspiration behind his collection, Thomas says, "Usually, weddings are associated with reds or whites, since women should be 'pure' or 'virginal'. Black, on the other hand, is sensual — it's a woman expressing her sexuality, someone who is unafraid to be herself, saying I don't give a damn, this is me. We wanted to show that even a wedding can be like that. We wanted something grand, gorgeous and great, which we did with the colour black, the long 10-feet trails and big headdress." And this reflected in the three Miss India finalists that walked for Thomas — fbb Colors Femina Miss India Kerala Mannat Singh, fbb Femina Miss India 2016 finalist Zeba Baig and fbb Colors Femina Miss Odisha 2017 Christeena Biju, who was the showstopper.

Bengaluru-based designer Manoviraj Khosla's collection, The Indian Rockstar, is an amalgamation of Indian and Western silhouettes for men and women. He gave us a night to remember, when Behram Siganporia brought alive the ramp with a performance with his band, Best Kept Secret, as models sashayed down the ramp. The party continued when Manoviraj and his showstopper, actress Aindrita Ray, walked, or rather danced down the ramp, to loud cheers by all, including Aindrita's beau, actor Diganth. There wasn't a single person in the hall that wasn't moving to the music. "My collection is for the Indian rock star, so we chose a rock star who is very international, but has a very Indian touch to him — Behram. Since it's the Diwali season, my collection has Indian and international elements mixed into as far as silhouettes are concerned. But it's all done using very Indianized palates," says Manoviraj of his collection.

Ace designer Narendra Kumar's Fall-Winter 2017 collection, that is inspired by the new-age bride, was a special treat, what with the audience getting to watch the designer's directorial debut, The Marriage of Shayla Patel, that was played as his cocktail collection of the modernity of art deco, combined with the elegance of fusion Indian wear took over the runway. The film is about a young girl, who is about to be married and the choices that she has to make. The choice that Shayla Patel makes reflects the glamorous collection that is aimed at strong-willed women who, at times, go through emotional battles when choosing between true love and family. Showstopper Nikita Sahay, who also stars in the film, made a bold statement in a red gown at the end of the show, when she shows the audience her choice — does she pick love or loyalty to her family? "The collection is smart, cocktail wear, with an Indian-Western fusion — it has a distinctly Indian flavour, while working with a combination of Western silhouettes," says Narendra, of his richly-embroidered collection, with a palate of greens, blues and reds, of gowns, cocktail dresses and jumpsuits combined with smartly tailored jackets, digital prints and stripes. Filmmaker Anup Bhandari, top cop BNS Reddy and actor Diganth were among those who were left spellbound by the collection.

Talk about ending with a bang! Neeta Lulla premiered her label, Npret, at the Bangalore Times Fashion Week, bringing the maiden edition to a close with a heavy dose of style, oomph, beauty, celeb power and loads of style. The affordable wedding range that aims to create a fine balance between haute couture and pret a porter, had not one, but three beautiful, strong-willed women walking the ramp — actress Suman Ranganath who opened the show, contemporary dancer and actress Ria Nalavade, and showstopper, badminton ace Saina Nehwal. Speaking about Npret, Neeta says, "The collection is inspired from a contemporary outlook for the Indian bride. It is predominantly a resort-wear collection, which has a mild vintage feel to it. It's very pretty, for today's young girl who aspires to wear something voluminous yet minimalistic, elegant and stylized; it's everything that comes to the mind of today's bride." Speaking about her showstopper, Saina, Neeta adds, "Saina is the outcome of what the entire collection stands for — a girl who knows her mind, who knows how to make her aspirations and dreams come true, and how she wants to dress. Saina has a fine cultural balance deep within her; she is the perfect muse for me because that is what the collection is about." The jewellery partner for the collection is NS Jewells, Lavelle Road. Notable guests for the show were Janardhan Reddy and his wife, Aruna Lakshmi.Read more at:wedding dresses online | bridal gowns

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19/09/2017

Samantha Ruth Prabhu shares a glimpse of her wedding attire

The beginning of 2017 was all about break-ups, divorces and some rumoured relationships but as the year was passing by, what kept us quite excited was the news of Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s wedding. Now that the dates are close, the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be are extremely excited and nervous for the biggest day of their lives. Samantha has also been keeping fans informed about her love or work life. The actor recently shared a picture of a beautiful lehenga, hinting at the fact that this lehenga could be her wedding attire. Isn’t that super exciting?

The actor shared the picture on her Instagram account and wrote, “If there is one person I know who has all the talent all the sass all the beauty with her heart in the absolutely right place it is my doll of a friend @kreshabajaj . Her love story lehangas are straight out of a fairy tale and if there is anyone I would trust for my wedding it would be her ,and so I have Can’t wait @koecsh . Love you.” If you remember, this is the same designer who had worked on Samantha’s engagement attire too.

Well, on the engagement, she did look like a dream and we are sure on the wedding, Naga Chaitanya is going to fall for her all over again.

The wedding will be a two-day function that will be held on October 6 and October 7 in West Goa after which a grand reception would take place in Hyderabad. The two might go on a short trip to New York where they had short some sequences of Ye Maaya Chesave, the film during which they fell in love with each other.Read more at:wedding dresses | wedding dresses melbourne

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07/09/2017

Is High Quality Hair Really That Important For Clip-In Extensions

It’s quite the conundrum when it comes to choosing the right hair for your clip-in hair extensions. Temporary hair pieces are fantastic solutions for added length or volume. They are a popular choice for use on special occasions, weddings and the like. But if you only use them occasionally, as is normally the case for clip-in hair extensions, is it worth buying high quality hair if you won’t be wearing them every day?

It depends on who you ask of course. There are many hair extension pieces to choose from that are low in cost and quality. They are usually made from synthetic fibres or a low grade human hair that is designed for only a few uses. The trouble is, no matter how infrequent the use; those low-quality hair extensions may never give a realistic appearance.

If Only For A Day

Imagine if we applied that same thinking to a bride’s dress on her wedding day. She’s only going to wear it once. It may only be a few hours. Why should she spend so much money on something that typically spends the rest of its life at the back of a wardrobe? The wedding dress is important because she wants it to look special. An ill-fitted pattern and low-cost materials just aren’t going to cut it. Hair is your crown and glory. One you can never take off. It only makes sense to apply the same logic when thinking about your clip-in hair extensions.

Most mass-produced hair extensions use hair from multiple sources. This makes the hair very dense, meaning the hair doesn’t flow as naturally as your own hair would. Hair produced from a singular source or donor is much lighter and a truer representation of hair movement. We’ve all been to a wedding recently and spotted an obvious hair piece. It never quite looks right to the eye.

A Better Way

The best thing you can do to ensure your clip-in extensions look the part is a little due diligence. If you are going to invest into some real hair extensions, you don’t want to buy unsuitable hair. First you need to understand what structure of hair you need. If you own hair is naturally wavy or curly, straight extensions won’t match your texture; even if you curl them. Then you need to find the correct colour. Not always easy if buying online. Always read the terms and conditions about returns if the colour isn’t suitable. Where possible, always have a consultation first.

You also need to ensure you have the right amount of volume. Most hair bundles come in multiples of 100g. If you have very thick hair you will need to consider 150g or more. Another good tip is to check if the attachments or amount of them are suitable for your hair. Not all clip-in attachments are the same and you need to make sure they’re not visible or are liable to slide out.

Ultimately, if you are in unfamiliar territory with clip-in hair extensions then you should consult a well-informed hair extension stylist who would be able to explain the nuances of the extension industry. It is the difference between a box dye job and a qualified stylist. One gives you an amazing result; the other is questionable.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses sydney | bridesmaid dresses brisbane

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