Thursday, 18 September 2014

Offers on Indian Kurtas Online

Indian Kurtas are one of the most comfy and gracious Indian attire according to me, as they can be worn, at home, to work and to an occassion as well. We have the flexibility to pair them up with jeans, leggings and trousers. The comfort factor and it's feminine touch makes it a must have for every Indian woman. 

I received one such Aurelia blue cotton solid kurta, as a result of one of my online shopping sprees. I came to know about the discount offer on it, through a site named CupoNation. The retailer for this offer was Jabong.com. I browsed the link thoroughly and received the fashion coupon code. Then I was straightaway redirected, to the retailer's site and was amazed to see the lovely collection of Kurtas / Kurtis. 

Most of them had impressive discounts. All beautifully displayed, plain kurtas, multi-coloured kurtas and some of them had a lot of work on it. I chose an Aurelia blue cotton solid Kurtha. The payment of Rs.499/- was made at the retailer's site, where I was given the discount. I must say that the payment method is easy and  You can have quick peek at the kurta which I purchased, by clicking on this link -> Jabong Kurtha. I received the parcel near my door step in less than twenty four hours. The parcel was not tampered and easy to open. The retail invoice was attached at the back of the parcel for our own reference. 

The soothing blue colour was what attracted me the most. After unwrapping the parcel, I felt the texture of the kurta, it was smooth and soft.

After trying on the Kurtha, I was completely satisfied with the fit. Generally it's the fit, that we women are more concerned about, while purchasing any attire online, because no one wants to go through the hassle of sending the parcel back to the retailer.

It's been seven months, since I received this Kurtha and there's no change in the texture, smoothness and the quality of the product so far. 

You too can have a quick peek at Jabong's alluring offers and gain more information on other deals by diverse brands by visiting CupoNation. You'll find amazing deals and fashion coupon codes to avail discounts on various women's outfits. You can easily find the Jabong coupons or Snapdeal coupons at the couponing website."

Friday, 15 August 2014

Four Fountains Spa review


I had the opportunity to visit the four fountains spa recently. I opted to visit the Koramangala branch in Bangalore as that seemed to be the closest branch. I'm glad that I came across a Spa that is affordable and maintains high quality standards as well. You would be welcomed by a sweet lemongrass Aroma as you enter it. The reception is specially designed with wooden beads to massage our back and the door handles have been created to massage the pressure points of our palms. 

The customer is immediately attended to by the courteous spa team. They guide the customer through the various massage therapies that are available and would also recommend a therapy based on our individual needs and requirement. Thus it becomes easier to make choice from the various packages that are available.

While I was going through the rates of the various therapies, I realised that the prices of the massage therapies were afforadable and within the budget. This was what caught my attention. Many of us hesitate to go to a spa frequently due to the towering rates of the packages. But the packages that were available here were reasonable.  The therapies are categorized into De-stressing, De-toxification, immunity and beauty. 

Once I decided on the therapy, I was escorted to my room. As I entered the room, the dim lights and the soothing cool atmosphere in the room already started working on my nerves. A soothing tune was being played in the background. I instantly began to feel relaxed and calm. I was introduced to my massage therapist; a young pleasant female therapist. After she greeted me, she guided me to place my belongings in the locker room. She showed me the change over clothes that was neatly laid on the bed. I was told to press a buzzer, once I complete changing. The therapist was warm, friendly and very professional. She was not hasty and maintained the pressure to my need and liking.

The therapist made sure that I was comfortable with the entire therapy. After a relaxing massage which I assume lasted more than an hour, I was asked to take a warm water shower.  The shower room had a higher grade shampoo and body soap with a sweet smelling fragrance. I took my own sweet time as there was no one to hasten me.  They also provided a hair dryer and the therapsit took efforts to dry my tangled hair. 

After the complete session, I was escorted out of the room and immediately given a hot cup of green tea, which I sipped at my own leisure pace.  I was then asked to fill up a customer feedback form. 


 
                  
   I've summarized the complete experience with Four Fountains Spa in points given below 

  • The customer service staff and the administration executives are prompt,courteous and helpful.
  • They take immediate appointments and are flexible in giving you a slot that is comfortable to the customer.
  • The prices of most of the therapies are affordable and within the budget of the common man. 
  • The rooms are very clean and the atmosphere is soothing and serene. 
  • They provide same gender therapies.
  • The therapists are professional and courteous. 
  • They provided brochures on living a healthy stress-free life and a complete guide on the four fountains spa. 
  • They also tie up with corporate companies for their employees Wellness programmes.
  • They provide gift vouchers which can be handed to friends and family on special occasions. 
 My overall experience with four fountains Spa was satisfying. To get more information of the Spa, it's locations and packages click here -> Four Fountains Spa.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Creation of the India Online Fashion Week

 India Online Fashion Week
  The object and desire behind the creation of the Indian online fashion week,  was to give a platform to budding artists across India from varied fields of the fashion industry. These Ingenious artists would then create a much needed fashion revolution with their creative ideas, that would be presented to millions of people all over the globe. It would be a show of creativity and raw talent. The curtain raiser was held on July 25 and the grand finale would be concluded on July 30, 2014, with the participation of some of the biggest names in the industry.

The event received an enormous response from talented artists not only from big cities like Mumbai and Delhi but also from smaller towns like Dehradun, Aurangabad, Bikaner, Lucknow and Guwahati to name a few. This clearly proves that the Internet has spread it's wings all over. Anyone located anywhere can make use of the massive opportunities that come their way, through it's medium. It was overwhelming to receive such a mighty response from our young artists.

The Jabong online fashion week  which has now begun, is moving forward in full swing.   The grand finale would be streamed live from the venue at www.iofw.com. The show stoppers of the IOFW grand finale would be the beautiful and talented Ms. Yami Gautam - Indian Actress and the handsome Mr. Aditya Roy Kapur - Indian Actor. 

Let's have a peek into the entire schedule of the  world's first online shop- able week,  that would be held at IOFW.  Each day of the event the individual shows would be launched at five different time slots. The timings would be as given below

1) 12 noon 
2) 1:30 pm
3) 3:00 pm
4) 4:30 pm 
5) 6.00 pm


The schedule of events are as follows -

 * On 25th July Friday , vignettes and videos of the Model and Photographer auditions held on1st July 2014 in New Delhi would be presented. The  videos  would  capture  and showcase the excitement  before  the  start  of   the auditions, the backstage fun, drama and the final winners who had been selected. In addition, there would be a video on the overall  concept of India Online Fashion Week and its ‘shopable’feature. The jury for the model auditions  were Rashmi Virmani, Carol Gracias, Samant Chauhan and for the Photographer auditions the jury were Akash Das, HemantJ. Khendilwal and Sushmendra Dubey.

* On 26th July Saturday,  vignettes and videos  from  the  Makeup  artist,  Hairstylist  and Designer auditions which were held on 2nd July 2014 in New Delhi will be presented.The videos would capture the stylist’s thoughts on color for the season and makeup tips for a glamorous look, the backstage fun, drama and final winners who have been selected. The jury for the Hair  Stylists  and Makeup artist  auditions were  Samantha  Kochhar  and  Rod  Anker  and for the  Designer auditions the jury were Dr. Darlie Koshy and Poonam Bhagat. 

* On 27 July Sunday,  vignettes and  videos from the Grooming, Look test and Fittings session of the India Online Fashion Week covering all the selected winners (twenty models, fifteen designers, five makeup artists, five hair stylists and five fashion photographers) would be presented.These videos would also cover backstage drama, fitting sessions to showcase what goes on behind the scene during the making of a fashion show. The parameters which are kept in mind as a part of look tests to match designer collections and model looks.

* On 28 July, Monday there would be a launch of five exclusive designer collections namely Aastha Bahl ANS by Astha and Siddharth, Dressology by Amit Arora and Threesome by Siddharth K Kakkar. 

* On 29th July, tuesday there would be a launch of five exclusive designer collections namely : ILK by Vinita and Shikha, Piquancy Swagger by Saj Armaan, Aiman,Timsy and Siddhartha.

* On 30 July, Wednesday there would be a launch of five exclusive designer collections namely Azalea by Aditi Gupta,Bhootsavar by Nitin Bal Chauhan,DIR 69 by Tanu Bagai , Shreya Mistry and Rajdeep Ranawat. 

* The grand finale would be held on 30 July and you could view the Live streaming of the grand finale on www.iofw.com directly from the venue.

Now, let's take a look at the concept of  two major collections which is going to be launched by two talented designers Rajdeep Ranawat and ' ILK' by Vinita and Shikha. 

Rajdeep Ranawat's collection  preview
 ' Beyond the cold ' is the concept and theme behind  Rajdeep Ranawat's the fall winter 2014 collection. It takes it's inspiration from cold forests. Each piece from his collection is unique and has a different story to tell. His diverse, digital and embroidered pieces tells innovative stories and delivers powerful ideas of fortress once beautified by the wild imagination of human talent and creativity and their eventual downfall to the wilderness.

 In his designs he tries to graphically capture a sense of degenerating mosaics and lost handcrafted artifacts; crumbling architectures, over run by the forests, of treasures lost and parchment dissipated. His collections are master pieces and are made of fabrics like silk crepe, silk georgette organza, and Chanderi.  He used those colours for the garment that would strive to create a winter mood. 

ILK by Vinita and Shikha collection preview
' Beehive yourself ' is the concept and theme behind  Vinita and Shikha's ILK collection. In this collection you would see naturally occuring geometric designs like hexagonal shapes, that resemble honeycomb patterns. These pieces would reflect the beauty that is found in these naturally made honeycombs. The ' ILK Woman ' would be honored with the title ' Busy Bee '.
  
The ' ILK Woman' is defined as the one who has a powerful mind with a sharp head on her shoulders. The silhouettes would reflect a utilitarian aesthetic which means  that the unique pieces would be a combination of utility and attractiveness, thereby commanding attention. Each piece with a melange of varied textures and techniques has come together with intricate detailing. A lot of effort and hard work has been put into creating each one these masterpieces.

When we soak up these designs in our mind, our thoughts would give us the impression that we are immersed in these honey producing combs and feel the textures, embroideries and shapes.  This energy that would be created within us would wire us to indulge ourselves in these thoughts and let our imagination ' bee ' free. Hope you liked the two themes that would sweep away your imagination, as and when the collection would be presented to you. 

Behind the scenes
  The key Jury members for the event  include Poonam Bhagat,  Dr.  Darlie  Koshi,  CarolGracias,  Rashmi  Virmani,  Akash  D Das,  Hemant  Khendilwal,  Sushmendra  Dubey, Samantha Kochhar, Rod Anker and Samant Chauhan. The event received immense support from it's partners, one of the biggest name being NDTV Good Times. It would be showcasing the event on air in a package of three episodes. So, go ahead and hop on the IOFW website and check out the latest videos and news  on the event. 


Here's wishing all the Jabong fans a happy online shop- able week. You are now empowered to purchase your favourite clothes, style and the accessories through the click of a button. Enjoy the experience, as the grand finale kicks off with elan. 

Important Key links -> 
IOFW Website - http://iofw.com
Profile of celebrity mentors and Jury - http://iofw.com/celebrity-mentors/
Profile of fifteen selected designers - http://iofw.com/designers/
Profile of twenty selected models - http://iofw.com/models-2/
Profile of five hair stylists - http://iofw.com/hair-stylists/
Profile of five photographers - http://iofw.com/photographers-2/
Profile of five make up artists - http://iofw.com/make-up-artists/
Sponsor details - http://iofw.com/sponsors/

Note : Image source - FB Page of India online fashion week

Thursday, 17 July 2014

India Online fashion week - Models

The India Online fashion week,  popularly called ' IOFW ' is gaining momentum with every passing day. Jabong.com is moving forward and coming up with innovative and creative ideas as the days go by. After all,it's gearing up for the world's first online shop-able fashion week. 

As I've mentioned in my earlier post, Jabong has given an amazing platform to youngsters to showcase their talent. This would also help them to be a part of the global fashion scene. Amongst the billions of talented youngsters fifteen fashion designers, twenty models, five photographers, five make up artists and five hair stylists have been short listed during the auditions. These finalists would be seen together for the  fall festive collection 2014.

In this post I would be covering the events and news associated with the short listed models. Day one of the  India online fashion week started with the auditions of the models both male and female. This was only the first segment of the entire audition ceremony.  Youngsters appeared in large numbers for the auditions held at Picturesque and Palatial venue at Chhatarpur in New Delhi.

Preliminaries before the final audition 

The Panel of judges comprised of the charming  model Carol Gracias, Fashion Choreographer - Rashmi Virmani and Samant Chauhan - Fashion designer. Carol Gracias is seen above scrutinizing the models during the auditions. According to Rashmi Virmani, it was a tough call selecting the finalists amongst the pool of talented models. She also stated that it was good to see so many tall women in the room at one point of time, which just goes to prove that the internet has spread it's wings all over.



  The three judges are seen above having a light hearted conversation before the finale. 


Models both male and female turned up in huge numbers. Most of them were tall, well groomed with well toned bodies. They fitted the bill of perfect models as they had all the required credentials.
             
 The set of sixteen models who were finally selected, are all seen standing with poise and grace below. 




 Below are the final set of male models selected by our Panel of judges .


These models would be nurtured, groomed and mentored under  big names from the fashion industry.  Yami Gautam - Actor , Rashmi Virmani - Fashion Choreographer, Rod Anker - Hair stylist, to name a few among the long list of celebrity mentors. Have a quick  glance of the names of the finalists below.

  • Khushboo Kankan 
  •  Aastha Ssidana
  • Jyotpriya Sud
  • Namrata Shetty
  • Nikita Yadav
  • Tanya Malviya
  • Heena Bhalla
  • Farah Hussain
  • Anamika Benn
  • Neetika Singh
  • Priyanka Gusain
  • Aishwarya Singh
  • Ritu Chauhan
  • Sharon Fernandes
  • Arlette Evita Grao
  • Priyasha Chowdhury
  • Himanshu Chhabra
  • Raghu Katal
  • Saaib Noor Ud Din
  • Ravi Goswami

The Partners of IOFW are media partner NDTV  good times, radio partner 92.7 Big FM, Make up partner Revlon, Hair styling Partner Philips and the Acessories Partner Ziveg. The second segment consisted of the photography auditions which were judged by Akash Das - Photographer, Sushmendra Dubey - Photographer and Hemant Khendilwal - Advertising.

The IOFW Fall festive collection awaits these super talented models. You can learn more about the IOFW events and the Fall festive collection by clicking here  ->IOFW.  You could also get a peek into the individual profiles of the models who were selected and learn more about their credentials by clicking the link here -> IOFW Models. So, dear readers watch out for the fall festive collection which would showcase designs of the highest standards by the most talented designers.  
 
I'd like to conclude with this beautiful collage of the twenty finalists, chosen for the Jabong Online fashion week. Congratulations to all the winners !

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Jabong.com's India Online Fashion Week

Praveen Sinha - CEO and co founder of Jabong.com with Yami Gautam - Jabong.com

When it comes to online fashion shopping the first destination that comes to our mind is Jabong.com. Time and again they have proved that they are the giants when it comes to online fashion shopping, by setting high standards. Yet again they have come up with a thrilling event that would turn the lives of upcoming artists in the field of fashion. 

 I'm excited to announce that Jabong.com is presenting a one of a kind online fashion event called the India online fashion week. This event is different from the rest. So, let me enlighten you on the features of the event.

This event would be a platform for upcoming models, designers, photographers to showcase their talent. This is interesting isn't it ? There would be an assemblage of talent from all over India.  As soon as I heard about this exclusive fashion extravaganza, I decided to blog about the event. After all how often do we hear about such online fashion events ?  

Artists associated with the fashion world would get a grand opening to prove their metal and in turn get recognized for their credentials. Talent is once again given priority here. This would be a magnificent stepping stone for fashion enthusiasts in the field of glitz and glam. There are several people who are talented but how often do they get a platform to prove themselves ? Jabong.com has done just that.  

Yami Gautam
  Let's have a quick peek into how Jabong.com has made it easier for these talented artists.

* This event would ensure that these artists would receive an easier access to the fashion industry by bridging the gap between talent and the industry. Jabong.com has given an opportunity for  upcoming artists and the biggies from the fashion world to get to know one another. It's a win-win situation for both. 

*  From July 25 to 30 July 2014 Jabong.com would be inviting applicants from four major categories namely designers, models, make up artists, Hair stylists and fashion photographers. 

* It would be an online shop-able week for all the fashionable customers. A customer can shop the look by purchasing the clothes online.  This can be achieved from the website www.iofw.com.

* The entire collection would be sold online. This would also give an opportunity for brands to launch their work without marketing.

* The winners from each of the above category would undergo grooming sessions by high profiled fashion experts.

You  can get more information to the event here. www.iofw.com
So watch out for more on the Jabong.com website. There is more to come.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Fashionable and trendy

I came across some fashionable and trendy earrings while browsing through some websites today. I've shared it here. Have a quick peek at them.



Fancy Bow earrings 
Price - $ 5.99
Image source - Storeenvy

Via Mazzini free spirit feather rain earrings 
Price - Rs.479/-

Image source - Flipkart

Adiva Copper Clip on earring
Price - Rs.799/-
Image source - Flipkart


Party Poppers Earrings - Miss chase
Price - Rs. 499/-
Image source - Yellow trunk




Glow Gold earrings 
Price - Rs. 150/- 
Image source - Yellow trunk

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Satya Paul

Satya Paul the well renowned fashion design label is known for it's traditional and ethnic Sarees. We've often seen high profile celebrities adorning his clothes and his collection of  Sarees have dominated the runways for years. His collection of clothes are adorned by powerful ladies in the world of glamour. There are around forty one Satya Paul stores all over India. His Son Puneet Nanda is the co founder of the label. 

The speciality of his Sarees are that it's multi coloured with a combination of different textures and fabrics. Each of his Sarees exhibit very high class of workmanship. I love his amazing collection as it represents class, grace, beauty and sophistication. 

Let's have a quick peek at his collection. 

Image source - Satya Paul












Image source - Satya Paul.com
Here is an Ombre multi coloured digital print Saree. 
Price - Rs. 9995/-

Image source - Satyapaul.com

 Here is an Ombre Black and white screen print Saree 
Price - Rs. 22,995/-


  Malaika Arora in a Satyapaul Saree at an awards function. 

Puneet Nanda - the co founder of the fashion label




Monday, 30 June 2014

Fitness and health

 
The glamour world  pays a lot of importance to being fit and healthy. The models really work out hard to look fit and slim. Loosing weight is not an easy task as it requires a lot of will power and determination to burn out calories.

Keeping in mind  today's lifestyle, we can easily add on calories within a split of a second. There are plenty of fast food joints, where people - young and old love to snack on junk food. Hence the calories get built up rapidly in our bodies. Obesity increases the risk of  diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other forms of cancer. 

Eating the right kind of food prevents us from adding those extra calories. Physical activity boosts our metabolism rate by burning out calories. Loosing weight is serious business and the transformation should be slow and gradual. Hastening the process could lead to serious side effects in health.

We are fortunate to have plenty of resources at our door step that we can make use of. The number of fitness gyms that have come up is innumerable. Taking one step at a time is the key. One can start with home remedies first.

By personal experience I've learnt that Green Tea is a good way to shed those extra calories. According researchers green tea cuts down fat rapidly as it removes all the antioxidants and it burns fat at a faster rate.

Here are a few websites that could help us Health Total. / Health and FitnessFitness Magazine.




Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sarees - back in fashion

Sarees are one of the most glamorous and sensual  attire of an Indian woman. Most Indian women love adorning this attire because it's an epitome of grace and beauty. In India the garment has a close association with tradition and culture.  In India sarees are broadly categorized into Silk or  cotton sarees.  Each state in India has it's own unique craftsmanship. As we all know it's a long garment and can be draped in various ways. The fashion of sarees has caught up abroad as well. 

It's been said that the saree originated way back during the Indus valley civilization. Sarees are here to stay and they will never go out of fashion in India.
Let's have a look at some of the celebrities wearing sarees. Most of our Indian celebrities look graceful adorning this garment.  

Deepika Padukone looking elegant wearing a saree for Cannes film festival   


  Rekha looking glamorous and elegant in a silk kanchivaram Saree below 


Priyanka Chopra walking the ramp wearing a lime green transparent saree for Lakme fashion week.


Katrina Kaif sizzles in a pink saree 



Note : All are google images

Friday, 16 May 2014

G & H Body Lotion



I came across this product called G & H Body shampoo lotion recently. It's an Amway product. It's an amazing product that can be used as a hand soap and a hair shampoo too. 

It leaves you refreshed and has an amazing fragrance too. A few drops of the lotion is enough to bathe and it has a soothing therapeutic effect. The skin feels soft and silky. 

It's a fabulous product to have and I recommend this lotion to each one of you. A 250 ml bottle costs Rs. 407/-. It's worth the price as it lasts long. 


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z - Zebra Prints

Zebra prints are animal prints. They are bold and wild ! These prints are adorned by people who  are bold and want to experiment with their adventurous side. The print consists of black and white stripes and it's very striking.  It's a good idea  to stack up an animal print in your wardrobe if you love to experiment with your clothes and add a touch of spice to your wardrobe. Animals prints are very popular and we find many celebrities sporting the animal print look.

Animals prints like Zebra prints can be worn for parties, casual outings and even night clubs. Since the print is very striking, we can tone down the loud look by wearing fewer accessories. High heels, or even flats  can be paired with the outfit. Choose nude colours shoes like Beige or grey to match the outfits. You can also mix and match the outfits with other dark solid colours. 


Below is a model displaying a Halter Zebra Print Maxi. She's carried the look by wearing gladiator flats and a few accessories. 

Image source here Fashion Stylist.com
Zebra prints are everywhere. You'll find them in handbags and even shoes too. 

Image source - Fashionwholesaler.com





Below is a Mossimo Delpha Peep-Toe Oxford Pumps in Zebra Print . They look cool and can be worn with a dark pair of skinny jeans. 
Image source - thisnext.com
Dear readers, this is the last station of the A # Z blogging challenge. It was a pleasure being a part of the challenge and I would like to thank each one of you who took the time to visit and read the posts.  Till then stay fashionable and happy blogging.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Y - Youthful You

No one can turn back time and defy age. No matter what steps we take we all have to grow old. But we can do so gracefully and enthusiastically. A few steps that can be taken to feel and look healthy are listed below.

Exercising - Exercising regularly regulates blood pressure and weight. It helps in blood circulation.  A person who exercises regularly gets a natural glow.

Adequate sleep - It's good to sleep at least six to eight hours a day. Sleeping less than six hours could cause hormonal imbalance and other health related issues. For proper functioning of the mind and body, eight hours of sleep is a must. 

Avoid smoking - Smoking not only causes diseases like cancer, lung disease and diabetes, it makes one look much older than his or her age. If you are a smoker, then give it up immediately. 

Take care of your skin - Skin is a great indicator of your health and age. To have a healthy skin avoid smoking, avoid the sun and consume plenty of water. Water flushes the toxins out of the body and keeps the skin hydrated. Check out the latest creams available. Use something that's mild and suits your skin type.

Avoid stress - Stress is synonymous with our current lifestyle. With the long working hours and hectic work schedules it's difficult to avoid stress. We can control stress by indulging in stress busting activities like listening to music or indulging in one of our favourite sport. Indulging in an activity that we enjoy can be therapeutic and healing. 

Smile often - Smiling brings a natural glow to the face. It reduces tension lines and softens the overall look of the face.  Smiling can make you look much younger. 

Keep up with fashion - We can keep ourselves updated with the latest trends and fashion. This way we can choose the right way of dressing to look younger and smarter. Ofcourse it's not advisable to cross limits. We can choose to dress gracefully, keeping our age in mind. It's good to be experimentive. Change is good. 

There are several celebrities who have lived hectic lifestyles and still managed to age gracefully. Some of them have defied time and managed to look much younger than their actual age. Amitabh Bachan is the perfect example. He exudes charm and confidence. He's managed to age gracefully and can win hearts even now.

Image source here www.thenewstribe.com
I've been seeing Eva Longoria for years on television and she's always looked the same to me. Her face is bright and she wears a lovely smile all the time. Probably her smile is her secret to staying and looking young.
Eva Longoria / Image source - www.clikkrr.com
Johnny Depp is one of my favourite actors and as the years pass by he looks better. His personality, youthful and charming ways can sweep any woman off her feet.

Johnny Depp / Image source www.digitalspy.co.uk

Rekha is an epitome of Indian beauty.  She has a very enthusiastic and a charming personality. According to sources she leads a very disciplined healthy life. She gives importance to sleep, healthy food, yoga and drinks plenty of water.



Image source here Rekha
There are many models, fashion icons, celebrities and even normal human beings like our own family who manage to look and stay healthy. It's not always about make up or beauty sessions at the parlour that can make one look younger. It's our own nature, how we feel about ourselves from within, our outlook towards life and people, that makes a major difference to the way we look and feel.

Monday, 28 April 2014

X - X -RAY Fabrics

It was quite tricky to write a  fashion post beginning with the letter ' X '. Not many brands or terms in fashion begin with the letter ' X '. Fortunately, I found the term. So, here goes my post for the day.  X  stands for X- ray fabrics. 

This is a term that's not often heard. What is X- Ray Fabrics ? X ray fabrics are completely hand woven. In this concept the designer aims to create hand woven materials to display the vertical threads. And then using the  innovative weave method  the threads are forced to move out of their usual place thereby creating unique, distinct and beautiful patterns across the material. X ray fabrics are transparent material and it looks way beautiful when light passes through it. It feels like the fabric is composed of woven ice crystals.

They produce different results when light passes through it. It looks different at dawn and at dusk. Even artificial lights can be passed through and it would produce a different look. It's about experimenting the looks of the material with the different effects of light passing through it. 

Image source - ritaparniczky

By using hand woven materials and the hand weaving technique the vertical threads have formed various patterns in the pic above. It's amazing how different patterns are formed.

This rare hand weaving technique is created by Rita Parniczky. Her main aim is to make the invisible world of threads visible through this innovative hand weaving technique.

Check out the use of Xray fabrics in the world of fashion. Here are a few pics.


This is Gusto Barcelona Spring / Summer 2012. ready to wear X- ray fabric collection.

Here's an example of an X- ray fabric dress.

Image source here X ray fabrics

Saturday, 26 April 2014

W - Wedges

Today I chose ' Wedges ' for the letter ' W '. These are in my list of favourites because they have a fun, girly chic look. They can be worn with casual outfits like dresses, jeans and skirts. I have a pair of red wedges which was gifted by an aunt. 

Here's a quick look of it.




These shoes were introduced in the Italian market by Salvatore Ferragamo in late 1930s. In these shoes the sole is in the form of a wedge.  The back part of the sole is thick and it serves both as a sole and a heel.

Wedge boots are generally worn by women. They have a sole that is thicker at the back than front. This makes it a high heel shoe or a boot. They provide a good surface area to walk. It's very practical and comfortable to use. Let's have a look at the latest wedges that are available at online portals.

Jabong.com
Miss Chase - Blue Wedges
Jabong.com
Price - Rs. 3199/-

Koovs.com
AKA Silver Trim Wedges 
Price - Rs. 1995/- 
 
Image courtesy - www.dailymail.co.uk
 Selena Gomez is seen wearing  a fabulous white pair of  Wedge court shoes.
Wedges have been in vogue since a very long time. They seem to never go out of trend. So, it's a good idea to stack up a pair of wedges in your collection of shoes. They are plenty of brands and designs that are available in the popular online portals.  Hurry and check them out soon. 

I'll catch you on Monday with the letter 'X' . Till then stay fashionable and have a great weekend.

Friday, 25 April 2014

V - Versace

Gianni Versace / Img source - Wikipedia
This post is about Gianni Versace the designer and his fashion empire ' Versace '.  It's one of the world's leading international fashion houses which was founded in 1978. Gianni Versace was born on 2nd December 1946 in Italy. His career began when his mother started a sewing workshop where he worked as an apprentice.  Then he moved to Milan at the age of twenty six  and concentrated on his career as a fashion designer. He designed for famous personalities like Michael Jackson, Elton John, Princess Diana and  many more.

Unfortunately Gianni Versace was killed on July 15 1997. His sister Donatella Versace then stepped in as creative Director of Versace. His older brother Santo Versace became CEO. 

 A large number of designers and stylists are employed  in Versace's department. They work closely together under the supervision of Donatella Versace. Each team works for one specific label.  The Versace brand is classified into several labels - Atelier Versace, Versace Couture, Versace Sports, Versace Home Collection, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Collection, Young Versace, and Versus



Versace Couture is one of the most important lines that contains high-end, often handmade apparel, jewellery, watches, fragrances, cosmetics, handbags, and home furnishings. This line is the only line presented on the runway. Couture dresses in this line cost about $10,000. Donatella Versace directly heads this line.

 
Madonna in Versace ad campaign / madonna.com

  Many famous personalities loved Versace's collections. Some of them were Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, Axl rose, Beyonce and many others. Most celebrities love wearing Versace's  outfits for Red carpet events.  The two dresses designed by Versace that was much talked about were the safety pin black dress adorned by Elizabeth Hurley and the Green chiffon dress adorned by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Grammy awards 2000. These dresses garnered huge publicity.

Versace has several boutiques that are spread all over the world like Europe, Middle east, America and India.  In India they've  opened boutiques in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Versace uses ' celebrity image' to promote their fashion. The celebrity who is chosen to become the face to promote the fashion is paid monetarily and is also supplied with free clothing for a stipulated period of time. Some well known personalities who became the face of Versace's collections were Madonna, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Christina Aguilera and many others. Currently the queen of Pop lady Gaga is the face of Versace's fashion house.

 So, this was all about Versace and his fashion empire. I'll catch you tomorrow with the letter 'W'. 
Till then stay fashionable and happy blogging.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

U - Ultra cool colours



Colours play a significant role in the way we dress and in the field of fashion. It's essential to choose the right colours for the right occasions as colours speak a lot about a person. Here's a peek at some of the colour personality types and how to choose the right colour for the right place. 

Black - The colour black makes a person appear authoritive, smart and powerful. It's also a colour to be worn if you want to appear slimmer. Black is worn for important occasions like parties, traditional events and even funerals as it is a serious colour. 

White - White is associated with purity, innocence and peace. It's worn when you want to appear, calm, cool and relaxed. Since it's a sign of purity it's worn at places of worship, wedding ceremonies and christenings. It symbolizes respect and thus can be adorned at funerals too. 

Blue - It's one of the most popular colours among men and some women too. A person wearing blue appears calm, smart and relaxed. Blue is the right colour to wear while attending a job interview since it's a professional colour. We've often seen Kate Middleton carrying the blue colour gracefully.

Green - Green is a soothing colour and it's best to wear this colour while handling high pressure situations. Like probably meeting an irate boss or while resolving a conflict. Green is associated with stability. 

Pink - Pink is associated with innocence and feminity. It's a great colour to adorn if you want to apppear cool, approachable and friendly. It can be worn on happy occasions like birthday parties.

Orange - Orange is a mix between yellow and red. A person who wears orange is perceived as outgoing and flamboyant. It's a popular colour in India and we often see women wearing orange for marriage and naming ceremonies. 

Brown -  Brown is normally worn by women who are stable, grounded and have a down to earth attitude. Brown is worn on regular occasions. Brown with gold accessories can be worn on important occasions. It can be used for an interview as well.

Red - It's a vibrant colour and a sign of vitality and energy. It's an important colour to adorn during marriage ceremonies and events that are full of fun and energy.

These were a few points that came to my mind with regards to colours. Please do share your favourite colour and your views on the topic.



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

T - TRESemme`split remedy

Diana Penty promoting TRESemme`
 Our hair is delicate and like any other part of our body  it's important to take care and nourish it. But that's really difficult given the bad conditions like pollution,dust and inferior hair care products. These external factors cause severe split end damages to our hair. Women who love long hair have to cut their hair short or change their hair style to avoid split end damages. That's heart breaking cause it really takes a long time to grow our hair to a certain length. 

It's honestly disappointing when the length of the hair has to be shortened in order to get rid of split ends. But there's good news for all long hair lovers. TRESemme` split remedy is available at our nearest stores. The new TRESemme` split remedy is formulated with Amino Vitamin blend.

The combination of the shampoo and conditioner provides a unique formula that rescues 96 % of the split end damages in just three washes. I personally used the product and was totally satisfied. 


Here are some of the plus points

* The first thing I noticed on using the product was the fragrance. It emits a lovely fruity fragrance after washing the hair. The fragrance lingers long and your hair would smell awesome.
 * It moisturizes and lathers well. 
 * It gives the hair a soft, smooth and a silky feel. The hair becomes easy to style and manageable.
 * The conditioner does wonders to the hair and you just need to apply a little.
* It's gentle enough to be used daily. 
* The price is reasonable. The shampoo costs Rs. 80/- and conditioner Rs. 60/-
* It comes with a press open lid so it's to easy to use and it's also travel friendly.

I'd recommend  this to all women who have dry, rough and frizzy hair. I'm sure you'd be satisfied. So go ahead and try it right away and share your views on the product.