5 Reasons Why Nargis Fakhri is the New Style Star of Instagram

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With a million hearts beating on her photo posts, Nagris Fakhri is quite a huge hit on Instagram. The Rockstar actress boasts her popularity with 3.6 million followers and is quite active on her Insta handle with some ‘oh so amazing’ pictures to stick your hearts on. She emerges as the style star with her recent posts in which she looks stylish to the T. While men can get all mesmerized with her hotness, there is a lot that all you style savvy girls can steal from her looks from Instagram.

Still not convinced? Here are the 5 reasons why Nargis Fakhri is indeed the style star of Instagram

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Guess Which Bollywood Sensation is Our Latest Style Council Member?

Guess Which Bollywood Sensation is Our Latest Style Council Member?

Remember the dauntless beauty from Fukrey? Yes you have all the reasons to be thrilled as we are going to talk about the very talented Richa Chadda. Best known for her aptitude in Bollywood flicks like Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Gangs of Wasseypur and Fukrey, this starlet has all that it takes to be a style pioneer.

The best words for describing her are forthright, obdurate, and honest.

This Delhi’s daughter firmly believes in being intrepid with her style and that’s what she does every single time. Well that can be attributed to her alma meter in Delhi ( St. Stephen’s College).

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She began her career as a model and went on to become the bright thespian that she is today.

Her diligent sense of style makes her stand apart from most of the actresses in her meadow. She knows how to carry herself and dresses to kill each time she is spotted appearing in public or even onscreen.

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We are extremely excited to welcome her on board and really look forward to get some serviceable styling tips from her.

Below are some of her very awe-inspiring looks which you may grab from LimeRoad:

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Here’s where you can follow her and get some amazing style tips from here:

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Mauve Marvel: Go Purple!!

Mauve Marvel: Go Purple!!

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Pink is well-worn, Red is routine and Blue is blah, so just mix them up and get set to marvel with purple! It is also, fondly called mauve, named after the mallow flower of the same colour. Spring gives you all the more reason to rock this colour, oozing just the right amount of swank and freshness you need before you turn the heat on in summer.

Let’s have a look at how you can wear this color and look suave in mauve!

Pretty in Purple

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Look refreshing with this pretty purple halter neck dress. Ruched at the waist, match it with a passion pastel neckpiece and matching embellished ballerinas before you head out for a day date or a night out with your BFFs!

Kurti Crush

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Purple never looked so good for an ethnic cause. Grab yourself this purple anarkali kurta with tinsel gold prints along the waistline and show of the curves just the right way. Pair it with gold hangings and matching bangles. Finish it off with a pair of metal colored ballerinas.

Grape Drape

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Shun the reds and yellows in Kanchipuram silks and embrace the newness with this exquisite lavender and gold silk saree. Pair it with subtle gold accessories that don’t take the marvel of the mauve away from the outfit.

Sheer Indulgence

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While the world is owning the sheer trend, don’t be left behind. Try this sheer lavender flare top. Team it up with a light coloured trousers, dark purple studs and strappy wedges to make up a perfect summer office outfit.

Aztec Prints: When History Met Fashion

Aztec Prints: When History Met Fashion

If the phrase “History in trend” is an oxymoron, then Aztec prints are a synonym of that. Aztecs and Boho prints have been on the fashion block for quite some time now and their rage doesn’t seem to go away any time soon. On the contrary they have been on the rise, with Aztec prints making an inroad not just in clothing but accessories, footwear, nail art and all else.

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 Fashion knows no boundaries. All it takes is a trend to catch the imagination of fashionistas, for it to make waves around the world. Aztec prints are tribal inspired prints from the land of Mexico. It is an ensemble of stripes, polkas and chevrons in different geometric patterns. Their cool, funky and chic demeanor is what has made them a darling among the girls.

Styling with Aztec prints is easy too. With the prints pretty much speaking for themselves, you don’t need to worry about the accessories too much. If you are wearing an Aztec top, a bodycon or a summer dress, just make sure you go minimal with accessories. Probably you can choose either a long charm necklace or a cuff bracelet if you must. Same goes with the footwear, keep them simple with a basic nude or black pumps.


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 You can also throw a bit of Aztec with printed jackets and cardigans. Wear them with your plain outfit on cold morning walk to add that much needed colour in your day.


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Blending contemporary with ethnicity is one of the greatest strengths of Aztecs. So it’s not surprising to see Aztec prints on Kurtis and suits. A funky Indo-urban look is in the beckoning, no doubt!

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When printed leggings stormed into the fashion scene, Aztec prints were not left behind. We also have Aztecs on shorts and skirt for your Friday night chic-look. Pair it with boots and a simple solid basic top or knit tops or over-sized boyfriend tees and off you go.

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Pop a bit of print with Aztec bags and footwear. Live on the edge with Aztec printed wedges. Satchels, clutches and backpacks are now available in a whole lot of print patterns, either in monochrome or in a splash of colours. They may turn out to be your picks as travel essentials.

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Accessories ranging from Earrings, bracelets to cute hair clips, from Phone cases to Wrist watches to nail art, from scarves to home decors, Aztecs are anywhere and everywhere.

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So now when you go shopping, you know how to spot the hints of Aztecs. Be sure you make them a part of your styling to stand out in the crowd. A little bit of history surely goes a long way.

Flattering Fabrics for your Body

Flattering Fabrics for your Body

Every time you set out to buy an outfit, the fundamental question you tend to ask is “Does this dress suit me?” And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a large part of the answer to that question depends on the Fabric it is made of. The mantra is simple – the fabric should essentially be flattering, complement your body type and cover the problem areas. Each of us has different body shapes and they are popularly named as these – Apple, Pear, Hourglass and Rectangle.

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 Here we tell you what fabrics go well with each body type. Read on to get the draper look with the right drape!!

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Also called the ‘O’ shape, people with this body type have thinner legs and arms but rounded at the stomach, lacking a definite waistline. The best fabrics for this type are those that don’t stick to your body. The likes of cotton, wool and muslin that have ample amount of substance and natural structure go well for this bodytype.  Stay away from clingy fabrics like rayon, satin and Lycra.

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Pear

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Pear shaped ladies have a slender upper body compared to the bottom. Pretty much like a pear if I have to state the obvious!! It is also called the ‘A’ shape. Are you one of those finding it difficult to find a right fit trouser? Then you are one of the pears!! Pick fabrics that give more weight to your upper portion and flatter the booty. Fabrics like viscose, soft cottons and polyester blends that have some stretch are your go-to. Avoid satins, sequins and leather in the bottom half.

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Two words – Lacks curves!! These are characterized by a slim bust, waist and hip line. Commonly seen athletes and runway models, this is also called the ruler or straight body type. What works best for you are fabrics like lace, silk, satin or anything light weight which brings out the feminity in you that your body shape lacks otherwise. Patterns, ruffled details and embellished stuff are a great choice too. Say big no-no to boxy, heavy fabrics like leather, wool and thick cotton.

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Hourglass

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This is the dream body type – all the curves at the right place. Picture an hourglass and that’s that! Slender waistline compared to bust and hip area. Look alluring with any form fitting fabric that accentuates those killer curves as in matte jersey, leather, lycra, soft fabrics, fine knits, silk blends and the likes. Avoid stiff and thick fabrics that make you look boxy!

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In a gist – “Shop for your Shape” is all we have to say. Hope this write up has thrown a bit of light for your next shopping expedition. For a more information on these body types look here. Got more tips to share? Go on and fill up the comment section!

A Casual College girl’s Monday to Friday

A Casual College girl’s Monday to Friday

Hello! Hello! All the pretty College girls out there!! Are you one of those who spend a lot of time staring at your wardrobe every morning, taking a deep breath and sighing with self-pity on how you have nothing to wear?? Yes. We get it, we get it… it’s the eternal girl-thingy. It can be really tough… What do I wear today? How can I look different yet not stand out? Did I wear this color yesterday? Problems..Problems!! So here we are with five looks for the campus – Monday to Friday – that will help in minimizing your wardrobe woes.

MONDAY

Beat the Monday morning blues with a pair of jeans. Nothing worth than spending a few bucks on getting yourself some well fitted and long lasting pair of jeans. This is pretty much your go-to thing on the days you are confused on what to pick for college. Pair them with either a checked cotton shirt or a coloured silk long top. Go for ballet flats or a pretty pair of moccasins for your feet. Simplicity at its best!

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TUESDAY

Give a taste of ethnicity on Tuesday with a simple cotton kurti either printed or plain. Pair it with matching legging or even with jeans for the perfect Indo-Urban look. Finish out with a beautiful pair of metal earrings, wooden bangles and chic strappy flat sandals. Every college girl can pull of this look, I bet!!

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WEDNESDAY

Wow! everyone on Wednesday with layered look. A legging – sometimes print, sometimes solid-depending on your mood, a simple long tunic, a cardigan and pretty ankle boots. Pep it up with a cool scarf, a stunning pair of studs and your favorite satchel. We are sure some stares from fellow campus fashionistas beckon you.

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THURSDAY

Go full on Indian with a simple short top matched with a light long skirt. Accessorize with a chic stole, earthy or terracotta earrings or a metal bracelet, a traditional jhola bag and gota work chappals. Thursdays will never be boring again!!

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FRIDAY

Get sporty with a cotton striped long-sleeve top or chic graphic printed tee.  A classic with every girl, these are wardrobe must-haves. These go well with pretty much any kind of pants – denims, trousers, velvet pants, jeggings et al. Don’t forget to add your favourite jacket on colder days. Finish off with your favourite pair of sneakers. TGIF is all we have to say!!

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We are sure you can add more these 5 looks. Never hold back from experimenting. College days are the best time to know your sense of style. However, the most important thing to remember is pick the clothing that you are most comfortable in, as you are bound to spend long hours in them, pretty much from dawn to dusk. We hope all you college girls have now got some inspiration on how to go about your look. Have more ideas? Feel free to write to us.

Take the short cut with cool new short hairstyles

Take the short cut with cool new short hairstyles

Short is the new cool. I know I know, it is something that girls with long hair dread and it takes up a lot of courage to cut off those long locks. But then for some, it may also be the case where you are bored of your same old look and are open to try something as new and drastic as a short hair-cut. So, this one is for all those girls who are brave enough to give a new dimension to their style.

If you have ever desperately wanted a change of hairstyle and thought what would be a good time to take a short cut, it is now!! Going by the trend, it has definitely been a year of short hairstyles. With the feminine features like neck, nape and face revealed, the wearers of short without a doubt are bold and radiate oodles of confidence.

If you are ready to get the short look, you have a number of options to choose from – pixie, layered bob, asymmetrical bob, bangs or no bangs, messy wavy bob et al. Make a choice depending on your hair type and face cut. It is always a good idea to get an advice from your stylist before you take the plunge.

Here are some cool short hairstyles for the new you:

Short layered bob

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Bob hairstyle with side swept bangs

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Short braided hairstyle

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Short retro curls hairstyle

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Short bob with straight Fringe

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Angled bob – for straight hair and wavy hair

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Short messy spiked hairstyle

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Short highlighted Strong curls

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Messy wavy bob

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Highlighted Short asymmetrical layered bob

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Short and dark pointy hairstyle

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Short straight chin length bob

Short straight chin length bob

 

Simple and sweet pixie hairdo

Simple and sweet pixie hairdo

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The short hair has got its share of endorsement from celebrities this year. Let us take a look at how some of them have  made a bold fashion statement by embracing short hairstyle.

Ellen Degeneres and Jennifer Lawrence – apart from grabbing limelight at 2014 Oscars they had one more thing in common – walked the red carpet with the short hairstyle. While Ellen has been long known for her pixie hairdo, Jennifer has taken a liking for the short hairdo for some time now – seen here in an Undercut hairstyle with backward swept hair.

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Known for experimenting with hair do, Taylor Swift seen here in a Side swept cute short wavy bob

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Anne Hathaway likes to keep it simple and this year with a dark understated pixie she has made the short hairdo her own.

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The bold blonde Miley Cyrus seen in a super short side swept bob

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Bollywood celebs weren’t behind. Our actresses are now flaunting their short hairdo, something we don’t see quite often.

Sonakshi Sinha now sports a short new look. Refreshing no doubt!!

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Anushka Sharma made news with her pixie look in PK. While she dons a wig in the movie itself, she has taken a short cut with her real hair too with shoulder length waves. Quite a bold move for someone who was known for her long tresses. Nevertheless, she looks cute and gorgeous at the same time.

 

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We hope you have now got some inspiration to take a short cut this season. Once you pick and get the look, it is important that you wear it with at most confidence. You may miss your long hair once in a while, that’s natural. But hey! Your hair will grow back in a couple of months. So there’s no need to panic. Just sit back and embrace your cute short look!!

10 TIPS FOR A DARKER, RICHER MEHENDI DESIGN

10 TIPS FOR A DARKER, RICHER MEHENDI DESIGN

The Indian tattoo art or Mehendi is one of the few privileged traditions of our culture that is going strong even in today’s time, vibrant Mehendi Design are always the a centre of attraction for women  . The craze for applying this beautiful temporary tattoo is going from strength to strength with young girls and women going for it on every traditional occasion or festival. It’s a celebration in itself, the application of Mehendi I mean. We have in fact an entire function, the MEHENDI KI RAAT dedicated to the Mehendi ceremony during the weddings in North India.

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Not just brides to be, but all the ladies in the family and young girls love to flaunt this traditional tattoo during festivals and weddings.
A dark rich Mehendi color does not only enhance the appeal of a girls hands, but has significant traditional superstitions attached to it as well. They say the darker the color of your henna ,the more would your husband or mum in law love you! Nice thought there huh. It’s definitely every bride’s dream wish to be loved by her hubby dearest and Saas (mother in law , for the uninitiated).
If you are lusting for a deeper Mehendi color this wedding season, here is some help. Try these age old nuskhas or techniques to get a rich dark henna impression on your hand and feel the love!
Technically, it’s about your body heat or temperature. So if you are already blessed with a hot body (not speaking figuratively) then your Mehendi is sure to be darker than the rest, but in case it’s the other way round.. here are some pointers-

Few tips to  make your Mehendi Design Darker

1. A good quality henna is obviously a good start.
2. Soak it over night in some black tea. it adds to the color, you could also add some coffee powder for more effect.
3. Apply some cooking oil or eucalyptus oil before applying Mehendi
4.Try to avoid any juices or water 2 hrs before applying the henna ( again, it cools down the body temperature)
5. Keep the Mehendi on for at least a couple of hours. 6 hours would give better results, leaving it on for 12 hours would yield even deeper results (pun intended)!
6.After the pattern dries out, keep applying a mixture of lemon and sugar every 15-20 minutes. This way the body temperature is maintained and the sugar keeps the design intact.
7.Remember not to wash off the Henna, in fact no water for 12 hours at least after taking it off with a blunt knife or rubbing it off with a dry napkin.
8. Give your hands some” laung ka sek” after you scratch off the dried Henna . Heat the cloves in dry a pan and let your hands absorb the smoke. It darkens the color.
9.Apply some Achaar ka oil or Vicks or other balm on your hands after you take off the Mehendi. Again the same logic- it generates heat in the palms and helps achieve a darker color.
10. Relax. That would be an all time tip. The more you fuss over the color, the worse you will feel about not having a desirable shade of red.

 

Fashion Trends Summer 2015

Fashion Trends Summer 2015

The year is creeping to an end; time flies doesn’t it? Felt like just yesterday when we were wondering what would be new in the fashion scene in 2014. Now, it’s already time to peep into the trends for 2015. Are you ready to find out what the world is going to be wearing next year, girls? Because we’ve got for you a sneak peek into a quick trend report of what Summer’15 has in store for you:

 Psychedelic Prints

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Just the sound of it is so exciting. Bright, bold and noisy colours with big prints is going to be all the rage. You can expect to see dresses, skirts, tops and pants with this psychedelic theme next year. It’s going to be all about wearing pop art on your clothes.

 All White

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You can throw the classic ‘All Black’ out the window to give way to the fresh colour of white some space in your wardrobe. Wearing all white outfits is going  to take the world by storm. Start collecting your whites from now on.

 Retro Seventies Pant Suits

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If you’re a retro lover, this is for you. The seventies are coming back into the global fashion circle. Pant suits, specifically, from the decade are deemed to be the next big thing.

Bohemian Mood

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Experts are predicting that the bohemian theme is going burst through to the globe next year.  This year, we did see a hint of bohemian but it’s only going upwards from there on. Get ready for some sexy boho vibes in fabrics and prints the coming season.

 Sorbet Colours

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Against the backdrop of all the bright colours and noisy prints, Summer’15 also bring us the option of going sorbet with our wardrobe palette. Pastel pinks, blues, beiges, creams and greens – there’s balance in the fashion world again.

 Fruity Prints

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But wait, we still haven’t overdone prints yet. Be prepared to flaunt some tropical floral and fruity prints. Think big prints, think pineapples, birds, leaves and anything else that makes you feel like your clothes just got back from a romantic tropical holiday.