Monday, 30 December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Someone recently asked me – when it comes to style, who do i think owned the year 2013? For me, undoubtedly it is one and only Miley Cyrus who rocked the year with her demure to highly provocative wardrobe choice. Miley reinvented herself from a former child star of Disney’s Hannah Montana into a Billboard’s best selling artist. But, the year 2013 is also going to be known for her attention grabbing, scandalous style transformation that shocked all of us. Ms. Cyrus’ celebration of her sexuality through her choice of clothes-and at times no clothes, her saucy new image and attitude raised lot of questions about her transformation.
Amidst all the confusion, admiration, amusement and anticipation (what’s next moment), Miley was unstoppable – be it her unexpected twerking performance at the VMA in a nude bikini, raunchy act with Santa Clause at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in LA or being elegance personified in a dazzling Marc Jacobs gown at the Night of Stars gala, the girl was one of the most-watched celebrity on the planet.
Thursday, 26 December 2013
2013!!! It was a year of new jobs and departures, joy and tragedy and much more. The year saw some noteworthy changes and decisions being taken like departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton, after 16 years at the helm , Angela Ahrendts’ decision to leave Burberry to Join Apple and Rick Owens celebrating racial and body diversity at his Spring 2014 runway show, just to name a few - changed the face of fashion world.
The year also raised a big question. The heart wrenching tragedy of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza made the fashion world sit up, introspect and question about the hazardous working conditions of the garment factory workers. On a positive note the incidence also raised an alarm thus triggering an action to improve factory safety in the garment industry. Many retailers like H&M and Zara signed worker safety pledges.
Monday, 23 December 2013
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Fashionista and actor Sonam Kapoor is undisputedly one of my favourites from this year’s best dressed list. With her contemporary yet classic approach to style, the girl truly lives up to the tag of ‘Fashionista’. Unlike most of her contemporaries, experimental yet impeccably dressed Ms. Kapoor is not pigeonholed in one style track and that is what makes her India’s well known face on the global platform. No wonder she is regularly seen gracing the front row at the fashion weeks.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Best known for his cutting edge design, signature drapes and unique approach to cut, silhouette and fabric, the talented designer, Gaurav Gupta presented his bridal collection titled “LightFall” at the India Bridal Week in Mumbai. Aptly named “LightFall”, it is the luminescence of every garment - the light behind, over and within every process of creation that inspires the designer for this collection. As expected from Gaurav, the collection does not fall into the conventions of bridal wear but encourages today’s brides to push the boundaries and celebrate her uniqueness, thus creating a strong style statement.
Monday, 2 December 2013
-By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz
A lovely cloudy day and awaiting the launch of the BMW Z4 DPT edition at the Bavaria Motors, Pune, the new special orange Z4 glowing by the abundance of natural light filling the showroom from the window wall of the showroom.
There are very few cosmetic changes to the facelift Z4-redesigned front bumper, the kidney grille gets chrome finish within the front flanks,LED daytime headlamps, new indicators and new 18inch alloy design and the roof gets a contrasting color. The front with a long bonnet, giving a smirk, it surely looks captivating and welcoming to take it for a long countryside drive.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
|Kangna Ranaut in Gavin Miguel|
The first show at the 9th edition of Seagram's Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2013 in Mumbai by Gavin Miguel, electrified the guests with his collection of elegant and sexy cocktail and evening dresses which were exquisite in hues of emerald green, silver, purple, metallic blue and ruby red, with fluid earth colors.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
The ten day long ‘Trousseau Week’, South India’s most-awaited event for brides and grooms to-be, kicked off in style on Thursday - 21 November 2013. The Grand Opening Night of the 4th Edition at ‘The Collection’,UB City, Bangalore saw who’s who of the city in their high style and sartorial best. The evening started with a Fashion Show by former model and country’s leading choreographer, Show Director-Marc Robinson, thus capturing the very essence of a big-fat beautiful dream wedding.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Extravagance at its best!!! Referred as the most watched fashion show in the world, the annual Victoria’s Fashion show 2013 took place at the Lexington Armory in New York on Nov, 13, 2013.Forty models including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson walked the runway in lots of crystals, feathers, colours and not much else at this one of a kind spectacular show. Angel Candice Swanepoel had the privilege of wearing this year's $10 million 'Fantasy Bra’, the expensive ever, covered in Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz
‘Unconventional, Independent and Distinctive’ are the three pillars of the SAVOY brand and it truly resonates with Nargis Fakhri, who was glittering in a Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna silver grayish gown from the Spring 2014 collection, pouting her pink lips while flaunting her latest fashion wrist statement accessory- a SAVOY watch.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
-By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz
The CLS, the racy version from the S class side is the second generation CLS and design style quotient is derived from the styling cues from the SLS. The sporty design encourages one to be in racing mode, its swooping lines, aggressive gaping air intakes to channel air flow to cool the brake rotors, prominent protruding Merc grille with the oversize three-pointed star on the grille, sloping bulging bonnet and its bulging arches, lower ground clearance, its sheer width certainly portrays aggressiveness and business appeal to it. The side profile of the CLS is beautifully sculpted, the wheel arches pretty flared and the fluid shape denotes art, expressive contours. The LED high-performance headlamps paired with LED daytime driving light strip in the bumper, accentuates the beauty and aura of the CLS 350.
Friday, 1 November 2013
A model, tennis player and a fashion enthusiast, incredibly good looking and innately stylish Arjun Dutta is the new face to watch out for in the world of fashion and yes, soon on the silver screen too. The ever dapper Arjun, in conversation with Stylefluid Trendz opens up on his approach to fashion and style.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Titled ‘The Wanderer’, Namrata Joshipura’s Spring Summer 2014 collection at the WIFW,New Delhi was inspired from snow, clouds, glaciers and icicles. Metallic embroideries, embellishment and textured landscape prints with a colour story of ice-blue, grey, sunset gold, snowy white and dust instantly awakens ‘The Wanderer’ in you.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Titled ‘KISS’ - Keep it Simple & Sport, the Spring Summer 2014 collection by Rahul Mishra at the recently concluded Wills India Fashion Week was a fabulous display of textile story and design, hand work & technical transformation .Traditional yet completely contemporary, the collection featured an effortless marriage of West Bengal’s Jaamdani and Bandhani of Bhuj along with PVC, organza and jersey.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
‘The Two Tee Shirts’, yes, that was the title of the Spring Summer 2014 collection offered by Yogesh Chaudhary for his label ‘Surendri’ at the WIFW, New Delhi. The essence of the collection was inspired from The Tee Shirt, easily the most popular clothing item in the world of sports and street fashion consumerism globally. With his finesse in channelling the element of clean ‘Line’, Yogesh succeeded in sending a message that the Tee shirt has more to it rather than a medium of under dressing.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Pankaj & Nidhi, the husband-wife duo presented an artistically mesmerizing Spring Summer 2014 collection at the Wills India Fashion Week. The Grammar of ornament, the world renowned historical design sourcebook published in 1856 by Owen Jones, a London born architect and designer and one of the most influential design theorists, formed the base for the designer duo’s fabulous collection.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
In addition to his fabulous Spring 2014 collection for Chanel, Monsieur Lagerfeld also offered an array of lust worthy bags in different shapes, size and patterns. Graffiti totes, sling bags, Chanel 'Lego' bags, silver quilted bags, baguettes, cross -body chain straps, embellished and spray painted backpacks were some of the key pieces.
Karl Lagerfeld has done it again, proving that he is the big daddy of the fashion industry –the ultimate genius and master of showmanship. For Chanel’s spring 2014 show, the designer transformed the iconic Grand Palais into a Chanel modern art gallery with 75 installations designed exclusively for the runway show. The models walked past the backdrop of modern paintings and installations. There were giant Chanel No.5 bottle golden robot, leather chain straps of the signature Chanel handbag and nude mannequin to name a few.
Monday, 30 September 2013
For Givenchy’s Spring 2014, Riccardo Tisci presented a collection that was high on fluid silhouette and earthy color palette. Choosing to move away from floral and Bambi prints or his signature street style flavour, the collection was inspired by the fragility of Japanese kimono, dramatic draping and jewellery of tribal Africa and even to certain extent elegance of Indian sari.
Dressed in a pink Christian Dior gown and with a cover that screams ‘The Return of the Queen’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning as the cover girl for the October 2013 debut issue of Noblesse India edition, a premier lifestyle and luxury magazine , known for its exclusive and limited by invitation private circulation.
|Sridevi with Kresha Bajaj at the Launch Party|
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Friday, 20 September 2013
- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz
BMW X5, was the world’s first premium SAV (sport activity vehicle) launched in 1999. All were shell shocked at its design and power, having sold more than 1 million units since launch. The X5 does exude an aura of style, power, and luxurious comfort.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Pantone, the global authority for color has unveiled its Spring 2014 color report which features top 10 colors for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2014.
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Titled, ‘Tale of the Unexpected’, the fairy tale (not one but many) inspired collection by Shehla Khan for her label ‘Shehlaa’ was high on fantasy, feminine grace and contemporary elegance. Fabrics like tulle, satin, silk, lace, net and brocade added an element of subtle sensuousness and regality to this dreamy collection.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Titled ‘Char Bagh’, the Indo-western Autumn/Winter 2013 line by Payal Singhal at the Lakme Fashion Week was truly unconventional with its juxtaposition of nature and architecture. ‘Char Bagh’ or four gardens, are Persian style garden layout where the quadrilateral garden is divided by walkways or flowing water into four smaller parts. Taking inspiration from the architecture and nature story of the garden, Payal beautifully captured those elements into her collection with geometric prints and floral embroidery to translate nature on to textile.
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Titled ‘Aftermath’, Sidharta Aryan presented an androgynously edgy collection inspired from ‘Geode’ inspired geometry. Clean lines merged with geometry of the digital prints to create a structured, sporty, futuristic and wearable line ranging from varsity jackets, asymmetrical skirts to shirts and even sari.
Thursday, 29 August 2013
‘HUEMN’ Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection by the talented designer duo Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty was a tribute to today’s sophisticated single woman. It was an interesting take on the very idea of androgynous styling which effortlessly morphed into an ambiguous contrast within texture, craftsmanship and the colour story.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
It looks like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to give a serious competition to her Bollywood contemporaries. Recently, beautiful Aish became the face of The Lodha Group’s central Mumbai’s premium project, The Park, Worli, for which the actress did a photo-shoot that captured her strolling around the luxurious lush green property in array of couture gowns and dresses. With this, can we say that the hands-on mom is all set to make her big comeback?
Krishna Mehta paid rich tribute to the craftsmanship of an often neglected and isolated region of India, i.e., Manipur with her Autumn Winter 2013-14 collection at the Lakme Fashion Week. Manipur, which has 4.62 lakh handloom workers, second among the top states in the country, has almost 100 percent women weavers.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
Titled ‘London Eye’, Troy Costa revived the intriguing charm and style of 1930’s gentleman with a collection that is all about impeccable tailoring, traditional British finesse, contemporary cuts and luxury. Classic yet modern, the first half of the collection was inspired by the work of British artist Mark Gertler’s painting ‘Merry Go Round’, referring to the colour story, while the other end of the collection draws influences from the league of gentlemen of the 30’s & 40’s.
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Friday, 23 August 2013
Titled ‘Indian Punk’, the classicism of 17th century dance form,’ Kathakali’ met the attitude of 'Punk' fashion on the runway at the Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn Winter Festive 2013-14. In addition to a mesmerizing ode to the rich heritage of the designer’s Southern roots, the collection also paid tribute to Nikhil's ‘Grandma’, his ultimate style icon.
Seductive cut-out backs (sexy backs) are back at Manish Malhotra's Autumn Winter Festive 2013 collection,Lakme Fashion Week
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Who is the kind of woman/man do they identify with? -Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013 Collection
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013, one of the biggest fashion extravaganzas in the country will start tomorrow and will continue till 27th August, 2013 in Mumbai. The five day fashion week will celebrate and explore the work of both upcoming and veteran designers.
Titled ‘London Eye’, the first half of Troy Costa’s Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection is inspired by the work of British artist Mark Gertler’s painting ‘Merry Go Round’ while the other end of the collection draws influences from the league of gentlemen of the 30’s & 40’s.The collection promises to be luxurious that will elevate the casual with expert tailoring and iconic British influenced fabrics.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
And with hardly two more days to go for Lakme Fashion Week, Siddharth Arya gives a sneak peek into his yet to be unveiled Winter/Festive 2013-14 collection.”Borne out of love lost lament and candid fear for the uncertain AFTERMATH” says Siddharth. W/F 2013 is a collection that evokes life and the patterns of a jaded mind. Torn apart between conventions and following one’s dreams, the collection is inspired by this duality. It seeks imagery from Geode inspired elemental – geometry.”
Monday, 19 August 2013
Grand old Dame of Punk Fashion, Vivienne Westwood poses alongside Dutch super-model Iekeliene Stange and British models Mac Phiri, and Michael McCaughley for her Fall Winter 2013/14 Ad campaign. Shot by artist and photographer Jack Pierson, the 72- year old looks fabulous as she celebrates her individual style in a backdrop of the Royal Botanics Gardens in London.
Friday, 16 August 2013
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Having graduated from SNDT College, Mumbai, Nishka Lulla went on to win the Creative Excellence Award for the Barbie all Doll'd up show at the Lakme Fashion Week 2009 where India's leading designers participated to design an outfit for Barbie for her 50th Anniversary. From then on, there was no looking back for this beautiful, vivacious, talented, young and self confessed pinkaholic (Read: twitter handle ) new age designer, who has kept the Indian fashion’s flag flying high.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Academy award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence lands the cover of Vogue US September 2013 issue. For the star of “The Hunger Games”, this is her first time on the cover of Vogue US . Photographed by none other than the most admired Mario Testino, Ms. Lawrence was styled by Tonne Goodman in pieces from the likes of Prada,Ralph Lauren,Louis Vuitton,Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.