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Friday Fives: Fave looks from GQ India Men of the Year 2013

4th October 2013

Ummm yep, I really should be posting my fave men’s looks from the GQ India Awards but hey ho! Here’s my fave looks from the ladies in attendance. I am *shock horror* not including Sonam Kapoor on the list, she looked fab (I think she could work a bin bag and still look hot) but it just wasn’t one of my favourite looks. In fact I’m pleased to say that most of the looks I loved were by Indian designers.

Neha Dupia in Roberto Cavalli

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Shruti Haasan in Raghavendra Rathore

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Kristina Akheeva in Namrata Joshipura

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Shazahn Padamsee in Sonya Vijifdar

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Lisa Haydon in Kshitij Kankari

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Lisa looks soooo hot in this dress which shows off her killer body. Although I have to say Kshitij might have taken inspiration from the Prabal Gurung gown Deepika Padukone wore at the Filmfare awards.

Images: All images from Miss Malini click on the link to see more images from the night.

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Wedding Weds: Bridal Updo inspiration

21st August 2013

I’m in the midst of wedding hair trials so have been collecting plenty of inspiration to take to my appointments. For the Hindu wedding I’ve been looking at low bun options for two reasons- firstly the Mr. and I are around the same height (I’m 5’9) and secondly I want to have my dupatta draped over a low bun rather than the top of my head. I think the later option would just look too severe on me.

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & Nikhil, Frieda Pinto, Sonam Kapoor, Thank You, Neha Dupia, TOifa Neha Dupia’s sleek up do and retro bun looks fab. She totally rocked that Sabya lengha at Toifa!

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & Nikhil, Frieda PintoI love this romantic look on Frieda Pinto- the soft height at front and soft curls pinned up at the back.

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal Deepika in Love Aaj Kal. I like this in-between option. Heads covered but not fully.

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & NikhilDia Mirza in a gorgeous Shantanu & Nikhil Anarkali. I like the side parting and long fringe.

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & Nikhil, Frieda Pinto, Sonam Kapoor, Thank You I LOVE both these styles.

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & Nikhil, Frieda Pinto, Sonam Kapoor, Thank You, Neha Dupia, TOifa, Anushka Sharma Anushka Sharma’s HOT retro hair and make up at the Filmfare awards earlier this year. I’m still cooing over the canary yellow Victoria Beckham gown she wore at the event!

deepika padukone, bride, wedding, reception, updo, hairstyle, love aaj kal, Dia Mirza, Shantanu & Nikhil, Frieda Pinto, Sonam Kapoor, Thank You, Neha Dupia, TOifa, Anushka Sharma What do you think of this braid around the head?

A note to all brides with dark hair (without any highlights) when looking for inspiration remember that any styles on brides with highlights (esp blonde brides) will look very different on you. All the different hair tones add more interest to the hairstyle. This is not me saying to go get your hair dyed! just to be aware of the differences!

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India Bridal Fashion Week 2013: Part 2: Falguni & Shane Peacock, Raghavendra Rathore & Rohit Bahl

1st August

Day 3: Falguni & Shane Peacock and Raghavendra Rathore

Falguni & Shane Peacock

I’ve already been pretty vocal about my opinion on Falguni & Shane Peacock’s work here and their latest offering hasn’t made me change my mind. They are two of India’s greatest design talents and their talents lie in non-ethnic wear. Their ethnic wear is just soooo bland in comparison and so different to their mainline style! I’m grudgingly posting a few pics from the show!

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Raghavendra Rathore

Overall, I have to say I wasn’t keen on Raghavendra Rathore’s collection. Although the antique gold embellishment was beautiful the fact that it was pretty much the only type of embroidery in the show made it become a little monotonous. I did like some of the more Middle-Eastern silhouettes- the Kaftans and Abayas not sure if they were really Bridal wear though. And the menswear- hmmm, I like the fact it was different but whether it was good different I’m not sure. What do you make of the collection?

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Day 4: Rohit Bahl

Rohit Bal’s show was OMG, WOW, WOW, WOW! Now this is what you call a Bridal collection. Beautiful Victoriana influences met with regal Indian colours, embroideries and silhouettes that just screamed LUXURY. Enough of my babbling enjoy the pictures!

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Love the sheer high neck detail on the blouse on the left and the dreamy tone on tone tie dye.

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5 easy ways to improve Vidya Balan’s Cannes looks

24th May 2013

Poor Vidya, she’s prob thinking she can’t win – critised for her choices in Western attire and now critised for her choices in Indian attire. Unlike many nay-sayers that blame Sabyasachi’s work I think the reason her looks at Cannes haven’t worked is down to poor styling (Sabya will always be a design genius in my eyes) Designers don’t always make good stylists and a good stylist can take a look from Meh to Yeah. Who can forget Anaita Shroff Adajania’s styling magic on Deepika Padukone’s wardrobe in Cocktail or Rhea Kapoor’s continued awesome styling of Sonam Kapoor. If either of them had been able to tweak Vidya’s looks I know they would have been much stronger.

1) Ditch the high neck blouses

When you have a bust bigger than a B cup do yourself a favour and avoid high necklines and show off what you got! She’s done it in the past and looked fab for it-See here.

vidya at cannesUnflattering high necklines and way too much fabric! Images Vogue India

2)Don’t drown yourself in fabric when you’re petite

When you’re petite extra fabric just adds pounds, even if she had opted for sleeveless blouses and worn shorter blouses (that would have showed her tiny waist) she would have looked better.

3)Soften the hair

Vidya’s centre parting bun looked really severe and aged her unnecessarily. She should look to the youthful Sri Devi for hair inspiration!

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4) Accessorise well

I actually like most of the jewellery Vidya’s been wearing but what was with the bag? (first image on the right) yep its Chanel but still! a chic clutch like Neha worked below would have worked better.

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5)Mix it up

I love Sabyasachi’s work but mix it up- If people see the same silouette over and over again it gets tired. Sonam gave a masterclass in mixing it up rocking Dolce & Gabanna, Huemn and Anamika Khanna

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