Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Love her or hate her, or we might even call her a clinical attention seeker, but there is no denying that Riri made the 2014 red carpet look lot more spicy and interesting. Her fashion choices, armed with naked confidence and poise, were truly daring yet chic and turned heads this year. The CFDA Fashion icon award winner of the year 2014 effortlessly dons both high fashion creations as well as absolutely daring outfits that do not leave much to the imagination. Her daring Adam Selman fishnet gown (or no gown) at the CFDA Award Ceremony was one of the most talked about news in fashion and has become an iconic moment.
Apart from winning an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o also seduced us with her impeccable red carpet style and instantly became fashion’s ‘it’ girl of the year 2014. The year truly belonged to this newcomer and without any questions, she is the Queen of 2014 Red Carpet style. A complete stunner, i love the way she played with colours on the red carpet.
Here are few dresses that made Ms. Nyong’o the Style Icon of the Year 2014.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Continuing the series of the best looks, the first being 20 Best Saree looks of the year (read here) and the second , the 60 best international red carpet looks (read here), here is my third post featuring the best looks of the year 2014 – Indian divas special. These Indian beauties were high on glamour quotient, experimenting with their looks, and kept the glamour quotent rocking. At times unconventional, the girls have definitely pushed the boundaries style. As always Sonam Kapoor is an everlasting favourite on the red carpet. From Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut to Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor Khan,just to name a few,all these Bollywood beauties have given us some drool worthy looks this year.
So people, check out the 40 most super stunning and stylish Red Carpet looks of the year 2014 – Indian Divas.
Friday, 26 December 2014
From the time i started blogging, this is one activity that i always look forward to,creating the best dressed list of the year. A time when we look back on every best dressed moment on the red carpet, stars who managed to capture our hearts with their incredible individual style. It was not easy creating the list this year. 2014 was indeed a big year in red carpet style, an overload of some of the finest moments in fashion. And that is why the list of 2014 is three times bigger than it was last year. Thanks to the likes of fashion’s new sweethearts from Lupita Nyong’o to Amal Alamuddin (Mrs. Clooney) and the established ones like Blake Lively to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's grand entry at the Cannes 2014, the red carpet was flooded with incredibly impressive style moments.
After culling through some of the finest Red carpet events, Stylefluid Trendz presents the International Best Dressed List 2014.Hope you enjoy the post as much as i had fun working on it.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Sarees are no more about those heavy zari work, sequins, overdose of bling, never ending drapes and large borders. With the change in time, the idea of a Sarees too has changed. 2014 was a fabulous year for Saree styles, and some of the looks, because of its modern yet traditional draping style, were definitely ground-breaking in its own way- a year when simplicity married elegance. While traditionalists might not agree with all the looks, however personally i believe fashion is also about breaking the norms, believing in individual style and having fun.
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The majestic and the storied landscape of Jaipur form the backdrop of Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2015 Men’s Campaign. Kim Jones, the style director of Louis Vuitton was inspired by the timeless luxury of the Pink City’s palaces and sophistication of Maharajas for the S/S 2015 Collection. Hence, Jaipur was the right location for the campaign to capture the essence of a traditional yet contemporary global traveler.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Girls, would you like to take your Louboutins to the bathtub? I know you love your Loubs, but bubble bathing in them - is that a good idea? However, Christian Louboutin thinks otherwise. The Spring Summer 2015 look book,shot by Peter Lippmann and titled ‘Water in Love’, suggests that your Loubs are an extension of who you are and if you truly love your red bottoms then you should never take them off – even in the tub. Hmmm, it still does not sound that exciting to me – bath tub???
The word Normcore (blend of ‘Normal’ & ‘Hardcore’), first coined by a New York based forecasting agency K-Hole, as part of the forecasting report “Youth Mode: A Report Freedom”, is declared as the number one googled fashion trend of the year 2014.The result was unveiled by the popular search engine on its annual ‘ A Year in Search’ report . According to Vogue, the word means a collective, neutral blandness – eschewing obvious markers of luxury, fashion and distinctive style and instead opting for a lower key, cool look with a dash of athleticism and a whiny of the ‘90s.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The iconic French Fashion house ‘Christian Dior’ launched its latest book titled ‘Dior New Couture’ by PatrickDemachelier. The book, published by Rizzoli, features hundreds of beautiful photos of the designs shot by renowned French photographer Patrick Demarchelier . The book is an elegant and a visual journey of the fashion house’s memorable history and its timeless creations, its essence of old and the new, featuring designs that date back to Christian Dior’s iconic new look to current Haute Couture creations of Raf Simons.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Puma has just confirmed that Rihanna will be the brand’s creative director, campaign star and global brand ambassador. The CFDA 2014 style icon award winner will be overseeing the creative business of Puma’s Women’s Training Category. Previously the singer has collaborated with River Island for a capsule collection. Riri has signed a seven-figure deal with Puma for this multi-year partnership. And, yes, she will also be seen in Puma’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Ad campaign.
Monday, 15 December 2014
When it comes to pairing super models, no one does it better than Burberry. After bringing Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne together for My Burberry fragrance earlier, now the British brand has brought together Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn for their vibrant technicolor Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. For 24 year old Jourdan, this is definitely a dream come true to be paired with 44 year old iconic Ms. Campbell, someone who has been a source of inspiration for her. The British girls were shot by one of fashion industries’ most sought after photographer, Mario Testino.
Friday, 12 December 2014
Is this resemblance a coincidence or straight-up copy, or a standard industry practice now? Raf Simons presented his Dior Pre-Fall 2015 collection yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. What really caught my attention were the sequined turtleneck pieces, which were the exact copy of the ones from Atto Resort 2014 collection. Intentional or unintentional, the striking resemblance naturally raises few questions :-)
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Have you heard of NEP? North East Project is an initiative by an NGO - Impulse Social Enterprises based in Shillong and an advertising agency –TheBrewhouse based in New Delhi, to bring the best of North East India’s tribal craftsmanship to the mainstream of fashion and lifestyle in association with youth centric, fashion forward labels and brands like Bhane, Nor Black Nor White, Safomasi, Fizzy Goblets and 1701.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
And this is the news all Galliano lovers were waiting for, a reason to smile, the news that made my day. The recently appointed creative director of Maison Martin Margiela, John Galliano will present his first ‘Artisinal ‘Haute-Couture collection in London on January, 12, 2015. Later in the month, the collection would also be presented ‘only by appointment’ during Paris couture week (Jan. 25 to 31).
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
The world’s largest beading wedding gown is created by Minnesota based dress maker Gail Be, who has no formal training in dress design and also confesses that she does not even know how to turn on a sewing machine. She does not illustrate or pre-sketch or use mathematical calculations in any of her designs.
Somerset House announces Beard Exhibition in Spring 2015 – Celebrating the art of Facial Hair (and you thought the trend is over? )
Monday, 8 December 2014
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, has announced that its Autumn exhibition for 2015 will be Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. The exhibition will run from 13 June 2015 until 31 January 2016, and will explore the extremes of footwear from around the globe, its cultural significance and transformative capacity.
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Update your blog, listen to music, take selfies, check email and update your status on Face Book or other social media platform. Book movie tickets or watch live shows. When lost, navigate via GPS. The list is endless. And all credit, for making our life smarter, goes to smart-phones (devices). They do make our life amazingly smart. But what’s really not smart about smart phones is its annoying battery drainage. It is almost like stranded in a barren island, no man’s land. Does that make me a smart phone addict? We all have experienced that panicky moment when you are on an interesting call with someone special or about to upload an amazing photo on instagram (being a blogger I can vouch for that :-) ) and your phone gives up on you. Personally, I can share multiple examples when I almost wanted to sue my smartphone company.
Friday, 5 December 2014
Controversial English Artist Tracey Emin’s design for the Brit Awards 2015 statue was unveiled on December, 2, 2014. The prestigious award ceremony will take place on February, 25, 2015 at London’s 02 Arena.
An unconventional artist, in 1997 her famous installation titled Everyone I Have Ever Slept with 1963–1995, showcased a tent appliquéd with names of everyone she had ever slept with (not necessarily sexual). The installation was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. In 1999, she raised a lot of eyebrows with an installation titled ‘My Bed’ – exhibiting her own dirty unmade bed with used condoms and blood-stained underwear.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
For the first time, in its 19 year history, the Lingerie label Victoria’s Secret brought its much anticipated annual extravagant show from New York to London. The 2014 Runway show was held at Earl's Court Exhibition Center in London on 2nd December and featured 47 beautiful models, known as angels, including – Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Doutzen Kroes, Constance Jablonski and Candice Swanepoel, to name just a few.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
There is a school of thought that believes fashion is not art or can even exist together. No matter how different our opinions are, there are a handful of talented new-age designers and artists who are proving that they can exist together. And, one of them is a Bangalore based designer and an artist Dipayan Debbarma whose collection primarily revolves around art.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Standing tall at 6.1', the boy with his unconventional look, long locks and beard, combined with his seductively-raw yet suave presence on both ramp and print, is one of the most sought after faces in the male modelling fraternity. Meet Amit Ranjan, one of the best-known male super models in India. Because of his captivating unconventional look renowned fashion journalist – Shefali Vasudev, referred to him as Jesus Christ look alike in her book – The Powder Room.
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Audacious!!! Well, she was pretty much naked. Known for her bold approach to dressing, Rihanna attended the CFDA Awards 2014 in Manhattan in this revealing custom, crystal-embellished fishnet number designed by Adam Selman.The transparent dress was embellished by 200,000 Swarovski crystals and was styled with matching gloves, headscarf and a pink fur shrug.
The dress leaves nothing to the imagination. The singer’s breasts and derriere were in full view. I wonder how many of them present at the event actually looked at her face.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Paz Vega wore a dramatic Ralph and Russo Couture gown at the premiere of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ during the closing ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The black rose detail on the shoulder of the embellished gown and the gorgeous train looked absolutely uber-feminine and dramatic on Paz. She was flawless and looked stunning.
Simplicity has its own elegance!!! The statement stands completely true for this particular look. Natasha Poly wore a beautiful Vionnet Spring 2014 Couture gown at the premiere of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ during the closing ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. I love the simple drama of this halter neck gown that featured a gorgeous V-Neck and a pleated skirt. There is something very charismatic about this simple look. What say folks?
Uma Thurman wore a white Marchesa gown at the premiere of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ during the closing ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The crane details on the bodice and the back of the gown did look dramatic, however, in spite of all the drama going on, Uma looked pale and unflattering. The fit of the gown around her belly also looks little awkward. What do you have to say folks?
Bold!!! Awful? Or is it about individual style? I reserve my comments. Li Yuchun wore an edgy Givenchy Couture jumpsuit at the premiere of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ during the closing ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The black embroidered piece is definitely an unconventional pick for Cannes Red Carpet. Just like her previous look (see here) of the Cannes 2014 Red Carpet, she continued with her androgynous look. Do you like?
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Gorgeous!!! Uma Thurman looked divine and statuesque in this canary yellow Atelier Versace Gown at the premiere of ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ during the 76th Cannes Film Festival. The cross over bodice and the graceful flowing train of the gown looked incredible on her. Uma looked every bit of a classic Hollywood beauty. And yes, after all the blacks and the whites, the Cannes2014 Red Carpet looks refreshing in this beautiful summery colour.
Araya A. Hargate followed the princess route in this strapless Zac Posen gown at the premiere of ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ during the 76th Cannes Film Festival. But, in spite of all the voluminous drama of the gown and the train, she is still not selling it to me. May be the wrinkles!!! Or is it my OCD? ;) Do you like?
Dramatic!!! This is what you call individual style. When it comes to carrying these kinds of pieces, one can completely rely on Li Yuchun.I adore her confidence, the way she carried the look. The Chinese singer and actress attended the premiere of ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ in this one of kind Stéphane Rolland Spring 2014 Couture piece during the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Friday, 23 May 2014
Day 9 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in an Emilio Pucci Fall 2014 Gown:amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked stunning in an Emilio Pucci Fall 2014 gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. I love the interesting subtle cut-outs details of the gown combined with the colour that makes her look vibrant and super gorgeous. This is so effortless. Love!!!
Day 9 : Karlie Kloss in Chanel Fall 2011 Couture : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
I wonder what’s with super model Karlie Kloss? Why is this young girl opting for pieces that does not flatter her or her age and makes her look aged? Ms. Kloss wore a navy Chanel Fall 2011 Couture dress at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France.The colour does not complement her skin tone, neither the 20’s inspired design of the dress. And the flats!!! Do I have to say anything more? May be she is a super model. but not super when it comes to her sartorial choice. She needs help.
Day 9 : Izabel Goulart in Emilio Pucci : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Day 9 : Lara Stone in Gianni Versace : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Ridiculous!!! Lara Stone wore a two piece black Gianni Versace number at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The piece with intricate gold embroidery looked explicitly costumey, not apt for an event like amfAR gala. I get a strong belly dancer, the gypsy vibe from this look. What was she thinking?
Day 9 : Tony Garnn in Redemption Choppers:amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Isn’t she looking elegant? I wonder how someone can look so gorgeous in a lingerie inspired skirt and top? Tony Garnn wore a fluid top and skirt from a label called Redemption Choppers at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France.I love the fluidity of the look
combined with her poise and elegance. And, yes, her bright red lip colour accentuated her overall look. Perfection!!!
combined with her poise and elegance. And, yes, her bright red lip colour accentuated her overall look. Perfection!!!
Day 9 : Dita Von Teese in Blumarine: amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Burlesque Dita Von Teese went floral in a black Blumarine gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The sheer bold rose-print gown worn over a corset has an evident Boudoir feel. She completed the look with her signature hair- style and lip colour. I would say, only Dita could carry a piece like this on the red carpet. Seductively beautiful!!!
Day 9 :Jane Fonda in Atelier Vesace: amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Grand dame Jane Fonda, wore a soft pink Atelier Vesace gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The gown featured a crystal beaded corset translating down the skirt, complementing 75 year ‘young’ Ms. Fonda’s super gorgeous figure. Personally, I don’t like the gown, but it is the lady wearing the gown who makes it look stunning with her grace and confident body language. What do you say folks?
Day 9 : Paz Vega in Fitriani Couture : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
This is stunning. Paz Vega wore a gorgeous Fitriani Couture gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The interesting sculpted hips of the gown combined with the train create An elegant red carpet drama. The gold waist belt adds an interesting element to her overall look.
Day 9 : Natasha Poly in Marni gown : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Natasha Poly wore an emerald-green Marni gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The strapless gown with an empire height peplum looked good on her. Not many could carry this gown because of its unique peplum construction. Natasha did justice to the gown. Her dark kohl eye added an element of drama to her overall look.
Day 9 : Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Couture: amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Jessica Chastain wore a black strapless Givenchy Couture gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. Jessica looked classy in this gown that featured a textured fitted bodice and pleated skirt. She accentuated her beauty by pairing the gown with a gorgeous diamond necklace.
Day 9 : Jess Weixler in ‘Honor’ Fall 2014: amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Jess Weixler wore a beautiful ultra-feminine ‘Honor’ Fall 2014 gown at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. I love the soft elegance and romanticism of this gown that featured a gorgeous petal neckline. The colour of the gown perfectly complements her skin tone. Now this is what you call Ethereal.
Day 9 : Riley Keough in Louis Vutton :amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Riley Keough shows us what not to wear, especially when it comes to attending gala events hosted by the likes of amfAR. Ms. Keough wore a Louis Vutton number at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. No matter how beautiful it is, the top and the knee length flared skirt combined with the boots is just not meant for an event like amfAR gala.
Day 9: Liu Wen wore Vionnet Spring 2014 : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Jourdan Dunn wore a Balmain dress at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. The beautiful yellow dress with an intricate woven detail looked great on Jourdan. However, I strongly feel the dress is not appropriate for an event like amfAR gala. What do you have to say folks?
Day 9: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Maxime Simoëns Resort 2014 :amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Armani Privé : amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala: Cannes 2014 : Red Carpet
For the annual amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala, hostess of the event, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a gorgeous Armani Privé gown at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The crystal beaded gown with a sheer yoke and layered cut looked delicately elegant and exquisitely uber-feminine. I love the freshness of the look, something very subtle and stunning.
She completed the look with Choprad Jewels and red lips that complemented the colour of the gown. But, her green eye shadow is a minor distraction in this otherwise perfect look. Do we ignore that? What say folks?