Saturday, 28 December 2013

Top 10 Hottest Covers of 2013



     
Femina August: The special issue of Femina celebrated the leading ladies from the 100 years of Indian Cinema with Deepika Padukone. Deepika is seen gracing the August 2013 cover in two contrary outfits. Deepika retains her ‘Cocktail’ look with the loose off shoulder top and printed skirt. On the contrary, she adorns a gold and black lehenga by Sabyasachi. Chic and Royal has won our hearts!

Verve July: Esha gupta was tagged as the ‘Pop art Diva’ by Verve Magazine. Sporting a green bandana, Valliyan’s gold ear cuffs, and turquoise eye shadow, Esha has certainly lured the audience! We are loving the contrasting vibrant colors. Very funky!


Grazia April: Frieda Pinto adorns the Grazia cover in a cut out Atsu blouse and Jewelled armor by Valliyan. The cover is sharp, bold and fierce. With no quintessential poses, pouts or smiles, we cannot take our eyes off Frieda’s jet black fringes and the Valliyan armor. Kudos to Ekta Rajani!

Grazia March: The one and only underwater cover shot by Colston Julian featured Angela Jonsson. She looked scintillating in a Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna embellished blouse and a Dior necklace. Posing and looking pretty at the same time underwater must have been tricky! All we can say is ‘WOW’

FHM January: This Sri Lankan beauty sizzles in an unzipped denim jumpsuit and a polka dot bikini. Cute and raunchy at the same time! She adds a pop of color with the Orange wayfarers. All we can picture now is Jacqueline at a car wash with that bandana and soft beach curls.


Harpers Bazaar October: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan raised the temperature with their sizzling chemistry in the October Bridal Issue of Harper’s Bazaar. This exotic photo shoot take place in the Maldives where Kareena is seen wearing an Alberta Ferreti purple gown while the Nawab wore an off white Tom Ford suit. Wouldn’t we all love to do a photo shoot with our beloved in the Maldives??? Yes, we would!


Elle September: Dark skinned beauty Lakshmi Menon lures the camera and our attention in the Elle India cover. After the demise of Prabuddha Das Gupta, she had been off the paparazzi radar. She was back with a bang with a pixie haircut, fierce ear cuffs and a Gucci Fall dress.


Filmfare January: This Filmfare issue is not less than any sugar high! Unlike the other nagging ladies who are behind their respective men, reminding to shave! We would request Ranveer to grow that Ram Leela moustache again! Yes, he looked smokin’ hot with that moustache and his perfectly sculpted body! Why, Ranveer, why did you have to shave??


Elle October: The Style Icon of Bollywood looked sensational in a regal blue gown with mesh details by Amit Aggarwal, spiked maang tikka and a Ear Cuff by Suhanie Pittie. The cover was shot in the beautiful city of Istanbul. From the dresses, accessories and to the interview, this issue is inspiring!


GQ August: Here is some eye candy for the men out there! Sonam Kapoor was seen in probably the sexiest shoot in the August issue of GQ magazine. The Bollywood style icon spoke about her personality and sex appeal. She raised the temperatures in a Red bikini by Atsuko Kudo. The boys wouldn’t have missed her cleavage peek-a-boo!

P.S.- Ranking in no particular order.


What do you think about the cover or the cover models? Let us know by commenting!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Dhoom 3: Hot or Not???



Costume Review:

Bollywood movies have become popular for their out an out plagiarism. We were familiar with the copying of the plot, the soundtrack and now with the release of the much awaited film Dhoom 3, the noticeable costume resemblance. 
Remember the Dhoom 3 poster featuring the silhouette of Aamir Khan against the twilight lit city foreground?? Well, that was copied too!

With all due respect to the costume stylists for Dhoom 3, I have only one question. Were you running out of clothes or just more ideas??

We were in awe of Katrina’s hip shaking moves in the title track as well as in the song ‘Kamli’. But choreography alone cannot entertain the audience. Not only did the plot leave us disappointed but also did the costumes.

Let’s take a look at who wore what and the Copy Kat!

 The red bodysuit with gold tassels resembled Rihanna's outfit from one of her stage performances. The only noticeable difference is that the color of Riri's bodysuit was gold and silver.
 I simply adore Nikhil Thampi and all his creations! Especially this very belted thigh high slit gown. Beyonce created a rage with her song "Girls(Run the World)" and hence one cannot fail to observe the imitation.


 First Kangna Ranaut and now Katrina. Yes, we all would like to be Anne Hathaway from The Dark Knight Rises. But, we do not get inspired oops. did I say inspire?? Err, we do not copy her costume!
Did Kangna copy Anne? or did Kat copy Kangna?? 





 Beyonce is a style inspiration for one and all. Yes, and even for our dear Kat. Beyonce wore these red suede Casadei boots in her Mrs. Carter World Tour. Katrina took a leaf from her and wore the same in gold.














No, this time we are not talking of Katrina. But, Aamir Khan. Yes, the Mr. Perfectionist has lost some perspective in his styling or maybe he has been preparing for Ghaijini 2?
Mr.Khan is seen wearing the same white suit with a black bow. Notice the same pose too??







Bollywood Vs Hollywood has always been prevalent when it comes to costumes. But, Bollywood Vs Bollywood??
Which color do you like the most?
The neon green bralette worn by Priyanka Chopra for her debut single 'Exotic' or the fuschia pink worn by Katrina in Dhoom??




 Wasn't this transparent glittery dress passé?? Jennifer Lopez gave a scintillating performance in this dress at the American Music Awards in the year 2011. Two years later, our very own Priyanka was seen in a similar dress in her debut single 'Exotic.' And now, Katrina didn't shy away from the limelight after copying the same dress. 






 Yes, again Priyanka Chopra and her exotic costume. Frankly, we are tired with this copy Kat.









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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What to Wear on New Year's Eve for Men

Since most of you would be having a boy's night out with your buddies at a night club, it is important for you to experiment a little and try one of the hottest garments this winter season!

We understand that you are lazy and you would just put on clothes and get out of your home. Well, fret not! Give those high street and luxurious blazers a break while we bring to you our Top 5 Fabulous Finds on what to wear with your plain good old denim jeans:

P.S- Promise us to dress better this 2014. Take it up as your New Year Resolution

 Distressed Jeans+Collared/V neck Tee+Biker Jacket=Win Win!

Go for a bright orange or a tenacious teal V-neck tee under this Zara Biker Jacket. Leather jackets are a win-win in the winter season. What I really love about this jacket is that sheepskin collar that is bound to keep you warm.

Price- 8990/-

Buy it here : http://www.zara.com/in/en/man/jackets/biker-jacket-with-sheepskin-collar-c496501p1436187.html

For all the men who love to experiment, this geometric print V-neck tee from FREECULTR is a show stealer!
Go for charcoal colored pants, flamboyant sneakers and your favorite aviators and you are all set to set fire to the dance floor. For the guy on the budget, this is a STEAL!!!

Price: 699/- (GO BUY IT!!)

Buy it here:http://www.freecultr.com/men/men-t-shirts/mens-vneck-tshirts/mathew-printed-short-sleeves-100-cotton-jersey-v-neck-t-shirt-slim-light-grey-8903845088511
 I suggest you use vibrant color in your outfits. Be it a shirt, tee or your shorts. What I really like about this round neck tee is that orange, grey and blue blend in so well.
Looking dapper in this tee from Jabong.com will ensure you a kiss from you crush when the clock strikes 12!

Price:1495/-

Buy it here:http://www.jabong.com/jack-jones-Grey-Solid-Crew-Neck-T-Shirt-449000.html
 Not too dressy and not too casual. This blue ombre shirt is a lady magnet. Go from day to night with this comfortable button down shirt from Myntra.com

Price-999/-

Buy it here:http://www.freecultr.com/men/men-t-shirts/mens-vneck-tshirts/mathew-printed-short-sleeves-100-cotton-jersey-v-neck-t-shirt-slim-light-grey-8903845088511
It is all about soft and comfy wear this winter season.
We would love to cuddle and snuggle with a guy wearing this sweater tee from United Colors of Benetton (Myntra.com)
Trust us, we find it very cute!

Price:4999/-

Buy it here:http://www.myntra.com/Sweaters/United-Colors-of-Benetton/United-Colors-of-Benetton-Men-Grey-Ombre-Sweater/182708/buy?searchQuery=united-colors-of-benetton&serp=23&uq=true#!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

What to Wear on New Year's Eve for Women

New Year's Eve is one of the occasion's where all eyes are set on Who's wearing what and who is wearing whom(high street or luxury)??
Let's just say that your New Year outfit is just as important as your high school prom dress or your birthday dress.
For me, New Year's Eve, is just another excuse to dress up and flaunt my outfit with my sophisticated hair up-do.

For all the lazy and busy bee's in town, here I am with my Top 5 Fabulous finds on What to wear on this New Year's Eve:

New Year's Eve is all about the glam quotient.
Try this sequined blazer from Koovs.com if you want to go towards the separates route. Team it with your plain black bodycon dress or with a pair of jeggings and a button down oxford shirt and you are all set for the night!
P.S. You are allowed to go over-the-top.

Price- 2695/-

Buy it here:http://www.koovs.com/women/Coats---Jackets/KOOVS/Koovs-All-Over-Sequinned-Blazer?from=category-654&skuid=176497

From a size zero to a size eight, this orange maxi dress from Pretty Secrets (Limeroad.com) is bound to look stellar!
For all the voluptuous women, here is a heartfelt fashionable request to quit that diet you took to get into your old dress, for a maxi dress should be your new best friend.
We as women fear of exposing our thighs and the not-so-good-looking fat legs. A maxi dress is a great cover up for that paunchy stomach and the not so flattering thighs.
 P.S.- You no longer need to wax your legs.

Price- 1299/-
Buy it here:http://www.limeroad.com/burnt-orange-halter-maxi-dress-prettysecrets-p25856
 This Black and White Striped knit pant from Myntra.com is one of my favorite budget buy's!
Pair it up with a crop top, studded flats and a yellow/pink sling bag to give your outfit that pop of color.
Monochrome just got sexier with these pants!

Price:899/-

Buy it here:http://www.myntra.com/Leggings/Sher-Singh/Sher-Singh-Women-Black-&-White-Striped-Knit-Pants/189841/buy?searchQuery=party-dressing&serp=44&uq=false#!

I am loving all things Poncho and Kaftan's this winter season.
Pair this embellished poncho dress from Jabong.com with embellished or glittery stilettos, a statement necklace and an ear cuff. 

When wearing a poncho dress, I would advise you all to stick to just one color.
Price- 2599/-

Buy it here:http://www.jabong.com/tops-and-tunics-Poncho-Embellished-Golden-Dress-324023.html

A pink one shoulder gown from XOXO clothing for the girl next door. What I really love about this gown is that it sophisticated as well as dramatic.The focal point of an off shoulder dress is the neckline. Hence, make sure you have your pretty baubles ready!
Dangling earrings can be really attractive. Color block the outfit with your accessories.
Do not forget your dreamy pair of shoes.

Price:2600/-

Buy it here: http://www.xoxo.co.in/Products/Womens-Wear-Evening-Wear/XOXO/Pink-Purple-One-Shoulder-Maxi-Dress/pid-2991717.aspx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist - Rust Crush

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I can be a little biased when it comes to Lakme products. Well, for one reason, the first ever product that I used as a teenager was the Lakme Natural Marble compact. And since then, Lakme’s quantity as well as the quality has never disappointed me!

For college days or days when I don’t feel like to dab on my lipstick, Lakme’s Rust Crush is a winner!

For someone like me who is constantly scared to experiment with bright colored lipsticks, Lakme’s Gloss stylist comes in handy.

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The packaging is cute and travel friendly. It comes in a transparent rectangle box with a silver metal finish.
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What I really liked about the gloss stylist was that in spite of having a shimmery effect, it was not intense.

The one and only drawback about this product is that a single stroke doesn’t give you an opaque finish. A single stroke will give you a semi-transparent nude coverage. So, you might as well skip that nude lipstick and opt for the rust crush.

The gloss stylish lasts for about three to four hours depending on your meals.

Rating-4/5

Price- 700 rupees for 5ml. (Expensive, but worth it)

Available in other pastel colors too :)

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

2013 Autumn Trends - Guest Post

All You Wanted To Know About Trends for Autumn 2013


As we get in the autumn in many parts of the world, it is actually the time to look ahead of the spring and summer trends that seem now to be boring. Here is a close take at the trends of the autumn and all you needed to know to stay in vogue. It is pertinent to mention here that there will be soon new trends on the block from new designers. These will just give you a hint what may rule the ramp and the stores in the coming months, and what clothes online you can invest into.

Trend 1: All in white:

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For the summers, we had all the colours to try on, and everyone seemed to love the trend of more colours and patterns. Designers for their fall collections have come up with a unique choice of white for an entire outfit, starting from head to the toe. Are you short on budget? Don’t worry, the trend will ensure that you have something to mix and match for every kind of look. The style is simple and easy to afford and ensemble.

Trend 2: Typical Patterns:

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Don’t go by the word, when we say typical, we mean classic in every aspect. There are some amazing patterns that came back in the limelight, which includes large mixed prints, leopard prints, and pinstripes to name a way. Every other design that seemed to be rocking in the past is a rage in the present autumn season. Victoria Beckham was one designer who seemed to be extremely impressed with the idea for her collection.

Trend 3: Green at its best:

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The colourful shades of green were looking enchanting in the collections of many designers such as Richard Chai Love and Marc Jacobs. Look for the most unobvious colours such as army green and emerald, and you will be surprised to see how it complements your skin tone and sense of fashion. Smart, elegant and truly rocking!

Trend 4: Slouchy Pants:

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Avoid those cropped pants and well fitted ones for some time in the autumn as this is the season that is all about loose pants. With narrow cut and loose detailing, such pants look worth millions when pair with heels and medium sized handbags. For the top, keep the details simple. The design proved to be a jackpot in collections of designers like Prabal Gurung and Calvin Klein.

Trend 5: Unique Outerwear:

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Think of Outerwear for the season in varied shapes combined with high heels. There are so many different ideas for coats with shapes and colours that can surprise any fashionista. Ideal for your weekends and casual hangouts, these kind of outwear must be at least in two different shapes in your collection. If you are looking for some inspiration, look for the collection of Marchesa and Altuzarra.

[Images Courtesy: www.glamour.com]

 

Bio: Suzy Walsh is a guest blogger and style expert associated with the fashion website, The House of Elegance Fashion, and is known best for her unique style statements. Her take on fashion and style is simply outstanding!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Rainy Day Beauty Essentials!

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Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel: Start your rainy day with this deep cleansing gel to keep you fresh all day long! Since, most of us suffer from oily and acne prone skin, Vichy Normaderm’s range will do wonders! Tried and tested awesome at 390 rupees for 100 ml:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock: Sunblocks are equally important during the monsoons. Since, people think that they are not directly exposed to the sun, they do not need sunblocks. But, the UV rays surfacing towards the earth amongst the clouds are more concentrated and harmful. To learn more regarding sunblocks, please refer to our previous blog post - Block the Sun

Lakme Black Impact Eye liner: You do not want your eye liner to smudge on a rainy day! Do not hesitate to try that winged liner or cat eyes with Lakme’s Black Impact Eye Liner. At a budget buy of 225 rupees, we couldn’t ask for more!

L’oreal Professional Absolut Repair Shampoo and Conditioner: Control your untamable frizzy and dry hair with L’oreal Professional Absolut range. Shampoo- 425 rupees and the Conditioner- 525 Rupees.

 

Lancome Hydra Zen: Tired of the dull and pale skin? The Lancome Hydra Zen prevents skin break outs!  At 3,100 for 50 ml, it is certainly expensive but one of the best moisturizers. For those looking for a budget buy, can use the good old Nivea!L’oreal Fab Finish soft

Maybelline Baby Lips: Kiss Kiss Pucker and Pout, I love my Baby Lips! We surely love the Baby Lips range! Despite the adorable packaging and catchy flavored names, it is definitely EFFECTIVE! Try using a lip balm without color and a light colored lipstick since Lipstick smudges are very messy and difficult to fix!

L'oreal Anti-frizz spray: Undoubtedly, our 'oh-so' good hair day turns into a bad one when the rains set in. To prevent, frizzy hair, try the L’oreal Fab Finish soft Anti-frizz spray! You won’t regret trying it at 550 rupees

 

Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara: The most common beauty blunder occurs when the rains drain away your mascara. Hence, waterproof mascara is a must-have! Lancome’s Hypnose Waterproof Mascara builds your eye lashes to perfection! Price: 1,550 Rupees

 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Rainy Beauty Essentials

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Its the rainy season! We yearn for the smell of the wet mud and the cool wind. While most of us enjoy sitting at the window pane enjoying that cup of hot chocolate, some unlucky fellas need to travel all the way to their respective office and college. Potholes, overflowing water, increasing humidity, acidic rain, sticky muck leads to frizzy hair, split ends, skin infections and diseases. So, how do you prevent yourself from getting infected?

We are crowdsourcing the rainy day beauty essentials that one can include in their daily routine during the monsoons. So let us know by commenting below, tweeting to us or by posting on our Facebook page!! Not only are we going to include your beauty essential but we will credit you too! So gather all your home made face pack recipes and beauty products and write to us! Last date to submit your entries: 16th June, 2013.

 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Six Yard Wonder

The six yard unstitched fabric looks elegant and sensual when draped on a lady.

An Indian saree has undergone the test of time. But, there’s a flattering twist to the modern era saree. With sarees becoming more contemporary, quirky and lighter, we no longer see the quintessential plain saree with an attractive border. Designers are experimenting with prints and vibrant colors. We love Yogesh Chaudhary’s Pacman print and Masaba Gupta’s shutterbug chic and lipstick blot print.Apart from the six yards, designers are opting for jackets and knitted tops instead of the prototypical blouse.

But, today is not a quirky day! It’s the wedding season and the quintessential saree works wonders! Consequently, I almost received a marriage proposal! Being a modern woman, this very saree helped me transit between the contemporary and ethnic society.

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Since, the saree was simple, I chose to do a smokey eye effect with a winged eye liner and red lips(which has worn out due to the amount of food and drinks).

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I kept the accessories to a minimal by wearing two gold kada's and a gold jhumka.

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Bangles and Ring- Colaba Causeway

 

Black and gold is a classic combination! I carried a diamond studded gold clutch.

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So, this was my first experiment of going Desi with the Indian Saree. Do you like it? Let me know by commenting below. We love your feedback!

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

DIY Cropped Tee.

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I have always had an inborn ability to take a pair of scissors and cut out old apparel. Unused clothing intimidates me to take up a pair of scissor and upcycle it into a beauty! A few weeks back, my mother asked me if she could use my old lab coat to clean the windowsills with it. Hence, I thought of upcycling my lab coat. You can wear the crop top with printed skinny tights or pair it with with ripped denim jeans.

Today, we transform a lab coat into a cropped t-shirt.

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  1. Cut your labcoat or a shirt along the dotted lines. I decided to try a high-low asymmetrical top since its awkward for a few of us to flaunt our tummy.


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2. Now, to enhance your cropped tee, start STUDDING! Start with laying down your studs on the pocket. Heart or a Star? Well, the decision is yours! :)collage13

3. Next, glue some colorful gems to your shirt collar.

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Isn't it easy peasy? You can also dye the crop top for an ombre look.

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