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Ranveer Singh’s Style: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

25th June 2013

Ok, I have to admit that my Bolly crush is Ranveer Singh (I can hear you giggling through my computer screen) It all started with Band Baaja Baaraat. Yes, the crush kinda waned when his fashion choices regularly included shiny suits, bad print vests and an array of dodgy headwear but am glad to see he’s FINALLY got himself a stylist and is now looking ohhh soo dapper. Hopefully he’ll keep the stylist once the Lootera promos have finished

Here’s my style spotlight on Ranveer- The good, the bad & the ugly

The Good

5 Ranveer Singh Paul Smith and Etro Wearing Paul Smith suit & Etro pocket square

3 Ranveer Singh Etro Wearing Etro

sonHere he is with Lootera co-star Sonakshi Sinha- love this simple and elegant sari.

4 Ranveer Singh Burberry and Paul SmithWearing Burberry Suit & Paul Smith tie

7 Ranveer Singh Burberry Suit, Paul Smith tieWearing Burberry suit & Etro tie

The Bad

Ranveer Singh BADLeft pic he’s wearing a vest with a vulgar message! middle pic one of his horrible hats! and right pic a beautiful Ermenegildo Zegna suit styled so badly

The Ugly

9Image from Miss Malini and she’s so right to fine him for this ugly outfit- I think it could even be described one step further as a (f)ugly

Images Purple Window and Miss Malini

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Vogue India: Project Renaissance

1st Dec 2012

Well if there’s another reason to love Ms.Tewari this is it. The Project Renaissance initiative led by Bandana for Vogue India involved selecting the country’s finest handcrafted textiles and inviting leading international designers to- in her words ‘to mould them into something inspiring, something momentous. What you see is a sublime tribute to the historical, social and mythical magic of the Indian warp and weft.’

The results as you can see below are just beautiful and have importantly benefited both parties. Just as Hermes launched its limited edition saris and Gucci’s ‘Made for India’ collection, Project Renaissance has given these international brands an opportunity to engage with the Indian consumer in a more personal manner as well as enabled the welcome promotion of traditional Indian fabrics.

Burberry for Maheshwari silk

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“I wanted to take our iconic trench coat and play with its unique identity. Like the trench, the Maheshwari fabric has an incredibly rich history and heritage, which I find truly inspiring.”

Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer

Maheshwari silks are known for their distinctive geometric motifs, stripes and checks which are derived from the beautiful carvings from the Maheshwar Fort. I found these images on the Cluster Shop India which shows images of weaves and where their patterns originate from.

maheswar fort burberry

Alberta Ferretti for Kanchipuram silk

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“I reinterpreted this beautiful fabric to realise something different from the traditional sari— I wanted to show [its] versatility, richness and allure.”

—Alberta Ferretti

Kanchipuram in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu is commonly known as the Silk city. The famed silk sarees are known for their heavy texture and rich lustre which comes from its high denier threads and pure zari in a double warp and weft weave. Designs include suns, moons, chariots, peacock, lions, mangoes and coins. Below are some traditional examples.

kanchipuram silk feretti

Prabal Gurung for Benarasi Brocade

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“The design and draping process was incredibly romantic and poetic- it stirred up emotions and nostalgia of my time spent (in India) “

–Prabal Gurung

Benares brocade from the Northern state of Uttar Pradesh is made of finely woven silk with intricate designs including paisleys, flowers and fauna motifs. Anita Dongre latest collection had some beautiful examples

benaras brocade silk

DKNY for Bishnupur Baluchari silk

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“The graphic red is so DKNY—vibrant, energised, colourful. It’s exciting to take something traditional and do something completely unexpected with it.”—

-Donna Karan, chief creative director

Bishnupur Baluchari silks are known for their detailed depictions of mythological and folk stories inspired by the temples of Bishnupur & Bankur of West Bengal. DKNY’s take like Burberry’s trench coat is a complete reinvention of a classic and are my fav’s from the project.

Bishnupur Baluchari DKNY

Here’s the fab video that accompanies project and shows all twenty of the designs.

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Cocktail: Deepika Padukone wardrobe

3rd August 2012

I finally got round to watching the summer blockbuster Cocktail and what did I think? Hmmm Saif Ali Khan as a playboy in a love triangle who changes when he falls in love? Sound familiar? yep its the same old character he plays over and over again but nonetheless it was enjoyable enough. The real star for me by far was Deepika Padukone’s wardrobe. Anaita Shroff Adajania the film’s stylist just nailed it and Deepika’s feisty character Veronica got the hottest looks from a mix of designer brands (yep there was a Burberry moment or three) to High St brands (I spotted French Connection and All Saints) I’ve picked out my favourite looks but couldn’t find any clear full shots in her eve looks : (

And I think some of Veronica’s styling has spilled over into Deepika’s real life because her wardrobe has been yum recently especially the super hot gold maxi she wore at Vogue beauty awards

Images are from High Heel Confidential, Vogue India and Cocktail

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