It is safe to say that 2015 has been the year of and for the enterprising women. They’ve proved their mettle in the respective fields, have gone from strength to strength and done India proud. Whether it is Bollywood, sports or fashion…women seem to be taking the lead and finding their ground. Read along to know them more!
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We are sure there are many of you out there who want to run away at the sight of ankle-breaking high heels and find comfort in sporty shoes. If you too are one of them, then you are in for good times ahead. Because, sporty shoes have found a way into every celebrity’s wardrobe and they seem to be working it with a pant-suit, denim, skirts, dresses and everything you can imagine. Don’t believe us? Take a look yourself!
While we all may think that our A-listers would never be caught in anything other than stilettos…they prove us wrong! The shoe Gods have shown mercy on us lesser mortals and made sneakers look chic and stylish while being utterly comfortable. Both Anushka and Deepika look lovely pairing their formal check and stripes suits with chic sneaks.
Dress it up
We can see our leading ladies blend comfort, style and sport in one by opting for cool kicks instead of a variety of heels. If you too wish to not wobble in high heels or come home with aching feet then pick out some interesting sneakers. Wear a pair of sneakers with dresses and you won’t regret. Pick out solid colours like white or black to keep your look neat.
If you wish to wear sneakers without forgoing the need to look taller, then wedged sneakers must feature in your look. Pick out a variety of colours like beige, black to keep your look neutral or opt for a bright red to add zing to your style. But, keep these kicks handy for days when you wish to go from point A to B in comfort without compromising on your style quotient.
Travel Too Easy
Choosing a pair of sneakers to travel is the best choice you can make. Sporty chic is the season’s hottest trend to reckon with and any kind of sneakers are a good way to jump on the bandwagon especially when you are travelling. You want to be easy and comfortable while putting your stylish foot forward…so skip the unlimited pair of shoes that you carry around on flights and get into an easy pair of sneakers that will match your jeans, leggings or anything in your wardrobe.
If you love to experiment with your style, then don’t forget to slip on a pair of metallic sneakers like gold or silver. They’re sure to pep up any outfit while keeping you comfortable through the day. You can even take the look from day to night as metallics look formal in the evenings too. It totally depends on how you style it!
We are sure you are loving the trend, and can’t wait to sport it soon!
Mira Rajput Kapoor, the quintessential Delhi girl is bound to have a strong sense of style. Her choices are subtle yet unique. She loves to carry a completely monotone look in classic hues like gold, black or even white. She wears her outfits with complete ease complemented with not so heavy jewels and makeup. Read along to discover more on her style and make your notes!
Saris are a staple
This 22-something young girl is really fond of her saris given her few recent outings during Diwali saw her in Arpita Mehta, Anita Dongre and Nikasha. But, she steers towards colours that are more classic (read- gold, icy blue and black) and only subtle bling. We have’t yet seen her in anything which is too embellished or jarring, and it’s a good thing! Because, choosing a sari with heavy embroideries can get too mature for her soft and demure look. If you want to start adding saris to your wardrobe, check out her looks for inspiration and follow our tips to decide your next buy.
Tip: Choose a lacy or sheer number for a glamorous look in a sari.
Tip: The ever-popular mirror work is sure to keep your look in a sari easy to manoeuvre yet making you look formal.
Tip: Trend-Alert! The tassels are really in this season. Wear it soon before they’re gone!
Jewellery for a statement
Being a star-wife and known to be in the limelight with the paparazzi, she has every reason to go high on jewellery and the bling. Yet, she holds her own. More often than not you would see her wearing the neckpiece and skipping the earrings or wearing a pair of earrings just to make a statement or to complete her look without overdoing it. Love how she skipped the earrings with her necklace with that sari…brave move!
At Masaba’s reception party too, Mira kept her calm and chose a subtle Anamika Khanna outfit and paired it with chunky chandbalis that really upped the ante! Choosing to wear Anamika Khanna in itself is a decision to go the non-bling route as the designer is known for her drapes and silhouettes and less for embellishments. Don’t miss the dark blue bangles in one hand…so young and fresh!
Soft and Feminine
Mira’s style can be described as soft and feminine in every way but completely effective. She was seen in a beige Madsam Tinzin lehenga featuring a floor-length kurta and a printed dupatta. Paired with small earrings, her lehenga look was finished out by a white clutch. Her choice of colours reflects perfectly on her skin-tone. A printed dupatta with a lehenga is experimental, and her willingness to go with young and fresh designers is paying off.
Light Makeup and Soft Hair
Even when it comes to western outfits, her style is much the same. Soft colours, minimal jewellery like a pair of solitaires, keeping the look monotone with a matching clutch and absolutely nude makeup. You would rarely see her on go high on makeup or wearing bright lip colours. She loves to play it soft and simple with her makeup and even hairstyles. One has not seen her in heavy-duty buns or complicated hairstyles and she usually leaves her hair open with waves/curls or even straight blow-dried at times …easy to replicate and we can’t get enough of it!
Mira’s simple makeup keeps her face looking fresh. And again, a pair of statement earrings is all she needs to light up her face.
Your look needs to be simple and effective, and most importantly make you feel confident. With Mira’s personal style and confidence, she doesn’t need anything else really!
We know it is not easy to be a cool cucumber during the months, days and hours leading to your own wedding. We know there will be moments when you will feel deeply vulnerable thinking about how to approach the biggest life-changing day. So, to stay sane follow some simple tips and take it easy through the wedding planning process.
Health and Harmony
If you are healthy on the inside, you will shine on the outside. So, it is best to eat good food, drink lots of water, sleep at least 7 hours at night, take your prescribed medicines if you have any. Exercise daily to be active. Do something that you enjoy like a walk in the park, swimming or yoga. While it will keep you fit for the big day, you won’t believe how relaxed and calm you would feel by spending quality time with yourself. We recommend some stress-busting foods like fruits and green vegetables. Limit your coffee and tea intake to avoid feeling jittery. Fried foods is a strict no-no.
Practice your hobby
Whether it is reading, writing, painting or knitting…do not give up on your favourite past-time just because you are busy with the stressful wedding planning. Rather, find time to do what you love doing the most to stay creatively and emotionally satisfied. If you don’t, the act of missing your favourite thing to do would make you more irritable and stressed. Remember self-happiness is of prime importance during this time.
Don’t be a control freak or think you are the best person for everything. Learn to rely on family and friends to get things done. Pen down all your responsibilities – venues, menus, florists, decor options, gifts etc, and find suitable people to take care for each. Pick the stuff that needs your immediate attention and personal touch, everything else can be handled by others well. If you can afford to hire a wedding planner, then go ahead to that else don’t be nitpicky with details and ask others for help whenever you feel stuck.
Deep-Breathing and Meditation
You might be feeling that where is the time to incorporate this in your schedule, but trust us to practice it for 10 minutes daily and you will feel really good about yourself. Sit still for a few minutes, take deep breaths and concentrate on your breathing. It will make you feel calm. And, by meditation, we do not mean you need to master it like a yogi. But, just invent your own way of sitting alone behind closed doors, with your eyes closed picturing a lovely sunrise or a God figure or anything that helps you find your centre and sparks your happiness. Do this once a week amidst the hectic activities.
Count your blessings
At times when the to-do-list is getting longer and time is running short, anxiety pangs are bound to occur. Don’t let it overpower your mind or trigger negative emotions. Quickly think of all the things you could be grateful for like your soulmate you are going to be married to in a short span of time, a wonderful set of family and friends, supportive parents and a lot more. You will feel refreshed in a jiffy ready to take on the wedding planning tasks and handle them all.
Focus on yourself
No one is going to care if you served the exotic vegetables or what song did the DJ play, what the people really care for is about you and your spouse having a good time on that day, and a beautiful life ahead. So, honestly! while you do your best putting together all the arrangements, don’t forget to focus on your own likes and dislikes and having fun. And most importantly being happy and looking forward to the big day with excitement and not nervousness!
Hope these tips help you achieve the zen-like calm…apart from these pointers don’t forget to spend time with your favourite people as it is the best way to de-stress. Also, make sure you enjoy your pre-bridal spa rituals and beauty treatments for them to have their maximum effect on you. And, we are sure you are going to be a beautiful bride!
Gifting, in general, can sometimes be a difficult process, but wedding gifts for your best friends can often be even tougher especially if you want to do something different. When your friend is taking that big step of solidifying their lifelong commitment of love to each other, you want to surely make it special in your own way. Of course, the regular stores at the malls or a visit to a home store cannot really suffice. So, here are some offbeat ideas to please your friend and congratulate them on commencement of life’s beautiful journey.
A gift for your friend would make complete sense if it can be shared with the partner. So, there is nothing better than gifting them a weekend escape that has a validity of a year or so. Your friend would love to take time off the busy social scene post-dinner and take a little break. You can ask other friends to contribute to making it bigger and better by booking a special dinner, spa package or the mode of transportation to get there, depending on your budget. But, this is something that is totally enjoyable, memorable and gift-worthy!
What separates a good gift from a great one- either it is extremely useful or deeply sentimental…so depending on how your best friend would really like it, you should choose between the two. If you think they will appreciate a photo collage of all your memories since teens or even before then go ahead and create one. A trip down the memory lane can not only be a sentimental one but something they would cherish for a lifetime. If your friend has had a long courtship, you could even do a collage of pictures of the couple sharing some lovely moments together. That can make for a beautiful wall-art for their home.
Customized Mugs, Pillow Covers & Even Crockery!
What can be better than gifting the gorgeous couple things they’ll cherish forever, that’ll remind them of their unconditional love every day, rather than just on wedding anniversaries?! Trust us when we say, they’ll always thank you for these thoughtful gifts!
Gift a Membership
Instead of a thing, gift them an experience that they will use for a long time. For instance- a health club membership, a spa membership, a club membership. This will help the couple find time to do something together day in and day out, and thank you for it.
Wine with a Purpose
If your friend and the partner loves wines, then there is nothing better than gifting them three exotic wines each to be opened on an anniversary. Get a personalised case with their initials on it. They will love you for it!
At this point, all you fashionable geeks probably know the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year- Marsala, a muddy muted brick red colour. Yes, the colour that tempts you to drink red wine, the tone which brings fond memories of the rum and raisin lip shade from the 90’s and a lot more!
The colour is versatile, muted, formal and lends a different look to each fabric making it unique. Thus, we would totally love it to be omnipresent. But if you are still missing the earlier Pantone picks like Tangerine, Emerald and Radiant Orchid…let us take you through a variety of ways to embrace the hue Marsala like a pro and you would fall for its warmth and style forgetting the vibrant predecessors!
Work, Play, Everyday
Paint the town marsala with your best friends in a look that is comfortable and chic, and this colour trend can be worn round the clock. A long fitted dress paired with a casual denim shirt, and worn with a delicately layered necklace and a pair of funky bright sneakers is perfect as it mixes together stylish elements creatively to turn out a unique look.
Just go ahead and replace your little black dress with this one for a special romantic soiree with your partner. Pair it with a pearl and gold necklace, white sandals and a matching evening clutch. The shade works amazingly well for formal wear when you want your look to be elegant, sophisticated and tasteful.
While we know it is the colour of the year, there is something about this beautiful hue that works perfectly well for the fall season. Wear this sensual and appealing Marsala dress paired with minimal accessories like a black neckpiece and black pointy pumps. The look is sure to flatter you, and please your partner making the date all the more special.
When we see fashion icons and influencers donning a colour, we know its soon going to be a rage. So, the time is right to start indulging in this undeniably rich and bold colour for the fall and winter season. For all the formal nights when you end up wearing a jeans and shirt, invest in a formal gown in this beautiful shade. Pairing a long gown with pearls and oxblood lips and soft curls will make you party-ready in a jiffy.
Change your 9 am-5 pm fashion game with the soft and feminine lace detailing. The bright and bold hue of marsala brought together with lace creates an effective statement that works well for busy official meetings followed by a cocktail hour with friends. Wear a marsala hued lacy top with black trousers and pair it with a printed clutch for evenings.
Pick a shirt dress or a bodycon whichever suits your body-type more. Go ahead and have fun by mixing a bodycon with various elements- nude pumps, a contrasting grey belt, green bag and a watch. The idea is to keep the look simple yet fashionable. For your shirt dress look, wear it with solid black heels and simple golden ear cuffs. Mixing your dresses with interesting accessories will always help you pop the look more!
We all look for outfits that can be worn just like that- without having to worry too much about styling it or trying too hard to make it stand out. For those moments, pick a white palazzos which is really a major style staple in your wardrobe. Pair it with a marsala hued crop top and complete your look with matching sunglasses to churn out a carefree, edgy and clean look.
We know how much you love prints! That’s why there is no fashion edit complete without bringing in prints that merge with solids to create a definitely stylish ensemble. Wear a printed top with a plain marsala skirt. Since the look is simple, add edgy elements like a pair of trendy wedges and a hanging metallic ear cuff.
From statement- making sunglasses to pretty party dresses, we have shown you all. But, bringing your attention to wearing the official colour of 2015 to your business meetings is equally important. Just when you thought the colour is too much for a day at work…we tell you to tone it down with a crisp white shirt. Add a bling gold collar to keep it formal. Wear it with black sandals and a handbag to keep your look fuss-free and minimal. Drop any long and chunky accessories right now!
Priyanka Chopra’s favourite shopping destination is Los Angeles and her shopping style is spontaneous. She is as comfortable in a new designer label as she is in couture. So, there is no surprise seeing her in a mix of high street and high end labels. And that’s exactly why her fashionable looks are easy to like, love and emulate. Get inspired and start shopping!
Sexy in a Sheer Sari
Sheer saris in solid colours is the way to go. Add lots of serious bling in form of earrings, bangles and footwear. The idea is to wear a simple outfit and have fun accessorising. Team a slinky silver blouse with a plain sari and get ready to feel sensual already. Killer heels always add the fun to an otherwise flat look, so don’t forget to pick matching silver pumps. Trust Pee Cee to wear the right amount of accessories to brighten up an outfit.
Team up your wardrobe basics in a way that it transforms into a statement-worthy ensemble. For instance, pick a bright hued trousers, and put it together with a light blue denim-like top and complete the look with a classic black handbag and white pointed heels. There is no better way to up your shoe game than wearing these shoes that are comfortable yet formal, perfect for day to night. Keep your makeup minimal with blow-dried hair to turn out a crisp look.
Skirts are the hottest trend this season and Priyanka is seen pairing them with contrasting prints and midriff baring tops. Also, with the rising temperatures, it is best to cool down with a combination of black skirt and a white top. The ultimate summer staple which is a white mid-length lace top can be paired with a pencil skirt rather than the usual pants or palazzos. Part structured, part feminine it is the best pick for office summer Fridays. Put on a beautiful pair of heels and a gold cuff in one hand to complete the feisty look.
We know you wish to wear a sari but still dread the run of the mill Bollywood look. We say there is absolutely no need to stick to the done-to-death embroideries and colours either. We want you to pick light and fresh colour combinations so you can look young and experimental. Subtle embellishments and non-serious embroidery like the sequins should do the trick. Combine beige with a dark maroon colour to nail the right combination as it is festive without being over-the-top. Matching pumps, danglers and a gold watch will complete the look.
Brocade has become a norm in current fashion scenario. It is rich in colours, patterns and detailing without any heaviness of the embroidery hence it becomes an imperative pick in Indian or Western wear. Pick brocade shrugs to put on over jeans or a brocade blouse to team up with a sari…and you will not regret. Colours like green, red, hot pink are sure to match all kinds of jewellery ranging from diamonds to gold to polki so there is absolutely no stress of thinking of the right finishing touches. Just have fun with the fabric!
Graphic tees are a longtime favourite of teenagers and maybe of those who are mostly cocky. But, till some time back it was still mostly seen as an off-duty pick and not something one would associate with a look for the movies or a date and at work.
Today, Bollywood fashionistas and big fashion houses have pumped life into what was otherwise a home-bound staple. There are a few ways in which you can style it for your next outing.
Wear a casual wear graphic tee under a racer-style cropped jacket with a pair of leggings and pointy sandals. An otherwise plain outfit is sure to attract eyeballs to the tee making it the star of the outfit.
Sporty yet Stylish
A pair of denim, a graphic white tee and metallic shoes- there is no better combination to nail a sporty look. Going for a casual day out with friends and you don’t want to wear a boring tee. Swap it with something cool and funky with interesting imagery or quotes and you are sorted. Keep your accessories minimal to get the tee the attention it deserves.
Casual and Carefree
Wear the tee the casual way, with a pair of shorts or a skirt. The trick is to keep the accessories minimal and edgy like the metallic footwear. Simple hair and less makeup are all one needs to rock the look. It is very important to look fuss-free and not trying too hard to impress anyone. Remember less is more at times!
Innovate the Style
There is a common trend for everyone. How you adopt it into your look with your jolt of quirkiness is what makes it different. Take a cue from this fine actress and see how she adds such a casual tee to a dotted denim, colourful sneakers and a tan bag. If we are not mistaken, she is heading to her best friend’s birthday. She has kept the look fresh, youthful and most importantly unique.
It’s Trending Too
A graphic tee, a jacket tied at the waist, denim, a bag pack on the shoulders and printed sneakers…this lady seems to have combined all the trends into one look. And we love it. Also the idea of wearing this look while travelling screams comfort in every sense. Hair tied in a bun makes the look non-messy. Try this look at your own risk…you might just get addicted!
If you feel a graphic tee is too simple…wear it in a peppy and bold colour to see the difference. Pair it with denim, yoga pants, palazzos, shorts, skirts or anything in your wardrobe and you won’t be disappointed!
We know you can’t wait to lay your hands on exciting graphic tees. Browse here and get them for yourself to jump on the trend in time.
Looking to take your personal style a notch higher? Take a cue from Bollywood’s favourite and a fashionista in her own right, Kareena Kapoor Khan. The best thing about her style is that its chic and effortless! She celebrates comfort while picking the best fashion has to offer. Get into her spirit and style with these beautifully curated looks!
Look Sober with Solids
The key to striking a balance between glamour and comfort is by mixing silhouettes, colours and interesting accessories. And luckily, there’s a midi length dress in vogue so you don’t have to worry about your dress being too short to be flying away on a windy day or being too long to touch the puddles on the street. Embrace the super wardrobe weapon- the midi dress. Keep the look soft and feminine by picking a colour like cobalt blue or even purple instead of black for a date night. Something with lace or a bow at the waist is sure to bring on a delicate touch to your outfit. Pick interesting metallic accessories like a textured clutch and gold danglers. Choose between nude lips or slick on an oxblood lipstick to match the look.
The summer and its blistering heat gives you a reason big enough to ditch your trusted pair of jeans and a basic tee. Lay your hands on the versatile and colourful printed dresses for a weekend brunch or a post-work cocktail hour. Add a pop of colour with your shoes. Glam up the look with a pair of matching earrings. You can inject a dose of colour with a bright makeup consisting of dark pink lips.
What’s a Saturday night without a little drama? Wear a flared mini dress to go dancing or clubbing with your favourite person. Forgo the plain look and rather wear a chunky neckpiece to add an unexpected twist. Complement your look with matching golden heels and you will find yourself ready to paint the town red, literally!
Who says it is difficult to go the go the whole six yards?If you leave behind the heavy fabrics and embellishments, and just pick the right colours…it is the perfect outfit to wear for a wedding related ceremony or any formal do. For a modern and sexy take, pair it with an interesting one-shoulder blouse, long earrings and pumps. A plain sari with a beautiful border is a sure shot way to sizzle without dramatic amounts of sequins.
Two actresses can never be friends…two women can never coexist! Haven’t we been hearing this all this while? Our Bollywood movies have also led us into believing the same. But, with the trailer of Angry Indian Goddesses…all such myths will be debunked.
This upcoming Hindi drama film, is directed by Pan Nalin starring seven powerful women- Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral playing lead roles with Adil Hussain. India’s first all-out female buddy film seems to endorse the fact that women too can have fun together, and stand up for each other in good and bad times, both!
Looking at the girls going through heaven and hell together, we really hope it proves to be a cult film for Hindi cinema. The film was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Just because the trailer is thoroughly delightful…we can’t wait to delve into the seven unusual characters, their deep dark secrets, the revelations and the strong bond between them.
Watch the trailer to experience #Love #Friendship and #Life now!