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5 Tips to Look Beautiful in Bollywood and Bridal Sarees

November 26th, 2017

When we say ‘Bollywood’ what comes to your mind? Undeniably the bold colors, the extravagance and glamor in harmonious outbursts, glitter, vermilion and everything that pleases the eye. Bollywood, as an integral part of young India, is as true to its glorious culture and heritage as the nation itself. When the whole world wants to pursue the west in fashion, cuisine and machine, Bollywood has made its own remarkable identity by enhancing its uniqueness and not just embracing the mad pursuit of Hollywood but fusing them with modern art.

The sole idea of an Indian beauty is not just in ‘big-eyes’ but also in the traditional attire of elegance – the Indian Saree! The history of saree dates back to the Rig Vedic age and is stated to be the oldest form of ‘fashionable’ apparels. Saree, is still the oldest attire in existence and an average woman in India wears it every single day. Getting into jeans and shirts surely seems a better option for our lives in the fast lane but when it comes to any festive occasion, a saree is a must wear for any Indian women irrespective of ethnicity, religion or race. A saree is not just another piece of clothing but a lifestyle wear in which lies a whole clothing experience.

Here are five tips to look absolutely gorgeous in Bollywood attires, sarees or any Indian ethnic wear because we know how acknowledged the beauty of it is all around the world – Madonna herself promoting the ‘bindis’ and Pussycat Dolls wearing Indian ethnic wear on the red carpet. To brief it up, even the western world along with the western stars are getting highly inclined towards this exotic oriental lifestyle.

1. First Things First – Indian apparels speak elegance, sophistication, colors and decency. Make sure the attire fits perfectly and matches your skin tone. Just because its Bollywood doesn’t mean you go too loud with it, wear it comfortably to match your personality. It should flatter your body shape. For example, fabrics like chiffon and georgette would compliment pear-shaped bodies, silk would suit the overweight’s and net fabrics does justice to voluptuous ones, slim ones look ravishing in cotton and organza.

2. Shoes are as important as the wardrobes are. It is the prime-highlight of Indian panache. The height of the heels determine the draping and the bottoms which completes the look altogether. Since bridals and sarees are extravagant get ups, simple yet elegant heels, glittery golden or silver would do justice to it. Don’t forget to have clean and also manicured nails, the difference will be explicit. Do not forget the statement that a woman carries the dress but the shoes carry the women.

3. Accessorize – Accessories add a whole new story to a traditional get-up. Accessorizing in a saree depends on the designs it has. A simple saree can go with any number of accessories but if the saree is fancy enough to do its own talking then one must opt for minimum accessories. Jewelry adds grace to the elegance. Specifically select the best matching ones and effortlessly it will look amazing. There are so many jewelry brands in India promoting the look going with sarees, bridals, lehengas etc. Therefore, it is hardly a hair-splitting problem when it comes to accessorizing, however your sense of style will be reflected upon. Accessorizing isn’t just about the gold or diamonds carved in your body. What you ‘carry’ along with how you carry yourself is also a determining factor to your overall look. Elegant bag or clutches does wonders to complete one’s accessory. Nothing casual but plain sophistication is the fashion mantra for sarees, lehengas and bridals.

4. Make-up Bollywood Style – Make up in India is a prioritized ritual. No way can one avoid it in her bridal day. Bollywood’s signature look is bold and beautiful. ”Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” is taken in the literal sense here amidst the Indian glamour. Bollywood songs about his beloved will find mention about the ‘kajal’ smeared eyes and it is not just because the look is irresistible but also because it’s almost natural to associate Bollywood with beautiful eyes and make up. Black is the basic color to be used in the eyes and blending with colors that matches the outfit is a go-for-it! Glitters and shimmers add another prime-highlight. Using the right shade of foundation and complexion powder to conceal any irregularities is a must. Flawless dusky complexion is a Bollywood stereotype. Lips can vary from nude to pink to red, it’s all your call. If you want eyes to be the striking focus you need to go easy on the lips with nude or light pink, the way sisters Kareena Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor did on their wedding day. Aishwarya Rai too kept her make-up simple yet she looked stunning in red saree and red lips. Vidhya Balan wore a traditional south Indian red saree by Sabyasachi and accessorized heavily with gold jewellery and sindoor. Irrespective of any exception no-one can go wrong in Indian attires with beautiful make-up.

5. ”The Hair is the Richest Ornament of Women”- Martin Luther couldn’t have been more correct because in India it is still considered so. Nice-long hair with a saree is truly a gorgeous fashion statement for Indian women. Long hair is associated with femininity in India. No matter how the feminists take it, long hair is the picturesque beauty of a ‘Desi girl’. The one-side parting can be the best hairstyles with saree; the classic bun has also been timeless hairstyles for formal occasions esp. in the Indian weddings. There are many hairstyles to choose from for the traditional look; even straight hair looks boldly beautiful with silk sarees and magnificent curls with bangs look gorgeous. But it is to be noted that bridal hairstyles are incomplete without bridal or bollywood accessories like beads, jewel hair combs, jewel hair pins, maang tika, brooch, flowers, gajra and strands of pearl comprising hair accessories that adds inspirational elegant look.

So here we conclude the five ultimate tips to look amazing in Bollywood bridal sarees. No one can deny how inspiring and classic you will look if you follow the above mentioned tips to compliment your traditional wear. Celebrities like Vidhya Balan, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor etc have shown superiority of traditional classics over western short dresses. Get the look and mesmerize the crowd… feel golden in the country that is titled “the golden bird”!

Story of Louis Vuitton and Louis Vuitton Designer Bags

November 18th, 2017

Louis Vuitton was born in France in 1821. At the age of 14 he travelled to Paris by foot. At the age of 16 he became developed a skill in luggage making. The way that Vuitton got taught would enable him to work in a business by himself and set the stage for when he later started the creation for one of the most desired brands in the world. Vuitton opened his own shop in 1854 in Paris.

Louis Vuitton which is commonly shortened to LV has been a French fashion house founded since 1854. The label LV is well known for its monogram and is featured on all their products, such as leather goods ready-to-wear shoes, watches, jewellery and many more. All of Louis Vuitton products are sold through small boutiques in high-ended department stores. It’s one of the leading international fashion houses in the world. The manufactures of LV since 19th century are still making the luggage by hand.

When Louis Vuitton first started he made large trunks and luggage, he also made handbags which were mostly made out of leather. In 1888 Louis came out with a new damier pattern which was a light brown checkerboard and dark brown boxes which was making it look like a classic and luxurious look. Soon after in 1896 Vuitton came out with the classic line, the monogram Canvas, which is a known icon of the LV brand today, it is the most popular to this day.

The line originally was created in the 12 classic styles; over time Vuitton decided that he wanted to add monogram canvas. In 1924 Vuitton had added the Keepall plus in three different sizes, then again in 1932 added the noe handbag.

Now that Louis Vuitton is selling all his goods at a high price, while the lower quality goods were rapidly available, we had to know that people were going to use this to trade in cash to this opportunity. LV is the most replicated designers, while some people say that it is the biggest compliment you could give someone. The replicas of sold Louis Vuitton bags are really common in the USA, If you live in a large city you may notice it yourself.

If you happen to notice a Louis Vuitton bag sold at a price which is cheap it is made from poor quality materials and are also sold for half the price a normal Vuitton bag is sold for.

The Difference Between Clothes and Fashion

November 11th, 2017

As a personal stylist I spend many hours reviewing wardrobes. Given the fact that we only wear a shocking 20% of what we buy, frankly most of my clients waste money. The buzz of buying translates into the unworn, there is nothing remotely glamorous about this. I have improved since I learned the difference between “clothes” and “fashion” and now wear most of my wardrobe until it wears out.

“Fashion” is last season’s sleeveless jacket. Hugely expensive, but did you ever see anyone wearing this?? This is a non garment too cold to be a jacket, too edgy to be worn often by most in public. “Fashion” is also the here today, gone tomorrow looks that reinvigorate your wardrobe. Shoes are a fantastic “fashion” statement and so are bags. Fashion should be fun!

We all need regular “fashion” hits but we should not pay too much for them. Remember the 80:20 rule, and do not pay over the odds for something you will wear only for a season or not at all. Buy the diffusion ranges or the better high street brands and look to wear for 2 seasons only.

Sometimes we are all hit with a “I will die if I don’t have that” and these instincts should be followed for the sheer fun occasionally but if you let them dominate your wardrobe you will have nothing to wear.

“Clothes” are what you actually wear 90% of the time so spend money on them, buy the best you can afford and look to keep them. A great beautiful coat in your style and colours will last 10 years so buy a more expensive one. The “fashionable” coat will last 4 months so don’t pay too much have fun with it buy a great colour and look to replace it.

“Clothes” are your signature style. Last summer when smocks were in most of my clients bought them, these are now part of the vast unworn in your wardrobe, along with the sleeveless jacket etc. “Clothes” should be items that you love deeply that you will wear for ever. Jackets, jewellery, coats, cashmere should not be dull but beautiful in rich colours. Fit is everything, buy for how you are now, not I might lose some weight or I am fat so I will buy a bigger size this does not work. Buy beautifully cut garments that flatter whatever shape or size you are.

If grey is in and it does not suit you don’t buy it. In short, learn what suits your body, learn what style you are and buy clothes that fit you. Baggy clothes generally don’t flatter and make you look fatter than you are. Go spend your money on fantastic must-have shoes instead or a great piece of jewellery and when things are in the shops that you love, that make your heart sing, that really really suit you, buy them. These will form a great wardrobe for many seasons to come. Aim to be beautiful and fabulous and you will be!