Manish Malhotra Spring/Summer 2010 collection

Manish Malhotra Spring/Summer 2010 collection 

It was an unconventional bridal collection in all its glittering glory that Manish Malhotra presented for Spring/Summer 2010 at the end of the second day of Lakme Fashion

Glamour appeared on the ramp in large doses for the bride and her groom as the opulent saris, sherwanis, kurtas, lehengas, and the multi panelled swirling angarkhas were in rich bridal shades with the most lavish embroidery that any bridal couple can dream of.

The fabric choice for Manish was rich brocades, velvet, silk, tussar, net, lace and organza. In a colour palette that is favoured for wedding wear, the hues ranged from cobalt, burgundy, old rose, grey, cream, olive, fawn and brown for men’s wear which was designed into stylish panelled kurtas, bundgala jackets, stately sherwanis with interesting detailing like cord buttons, pin tucks, box pleats and a mix of textures. The constant accompaniment with the stately men’s wear was the Pakistani salwars, cowl pants or Patiala pants.

When it came to the bride’s elaborate creations there were circular panelled skirts in net with glamorous embroidery for the crushed full circle floor length kurtas or short sexy ones with interesting detailing like gold or silver touches, pleating and pin tucks. The gorgeous saris in striking red or bronze net with touches of velvet appliqué and heavy zardozi work were the highlight of the show along with the grand lehengas.

Each creation was crafted to perfection with imaginative construction and embellishments that dazzled the audience. There was obviously a lot of thought given to the different motifs that were splashed all over the saris, lehengas, dupattas, blouses and floor length net covers.

Once again Manish Malhotra the country’s most popular Bollywood designer brought on the ramp at Lakme Fashion week all the razzle and dazzle of the silver screen which was given a thunderous ovation by the audience.

5 Best Tips for Perfect Bridal Makeup For Your Wedding

As a new bride, you know it's important for your makeup to look perfect on your big day. It doesn't matter if your wedding will be on a white sandy beach or at night, under the stars, keeping your makeup simple will help you to look and feel like the queen you are.

 Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect bridal makeup look in time for your ceremony.
1. Get a facial done two weeks prior to your wedding. The reason for the long wait time is because some facials can leave your skin looking reddish and irritated, so you want to make time for your skin to heal, and especially if you get one of those chemical peels.
2. Drinking lots of pure water is the best way possible to maintain a clear complexion. Water also helps to flush out impurities from your skin. So, make sure you keep a few bottles of water with you every day.
3. If you choose to do your makeup yourself to save a little cash, be sure to get all the beauty tips you can from various beauty consultants and leave months in advance to practice until you've got your look down... perfect.
4. If you tend to get a little weepy during wedding, it's a strong possibility you'll start to cry during your wedding as well. So, picking waterproof mascara is ideal for teary eyes.
5. Remember, shine is the # 1 enemy for photos so keep away from anything too glittery or shiny. Makeup looks best if it has a matte finish in neutral tones, but soft pastels look soft and pretty as well.
Of course, if you're still nervous about doing your makeup yourself, you can always ask for help from a makeup expert. The last tip I can give you is that if you choose to let a makeup artist do your makeup, be sure to try them out before the day of your wedding.

Lipstick Tips - How to Apply

Many women who are unsure of how to wear lipstick skip that step totally leaving makeup looking unbalanced. The wrong color lipstick, heavy lip liner and lips that have been "drawn on" are common makeup mistakes that will ruin your overall

Perfect looking lips are attainable and begin with an ideal lip line. You can have lips that look like a makeup artist did them simply by following a few important steps.

1. When applying foundation continue over the lips to provide a base for lip liner and lipstick.

2. Keeping your mouth-closed trace a fine line around the lips with a sharp pencil. A blunt pencil will make blending more difficult. Start at the v of the top lip and move outward to lip corners by making short strokes (rest your hand on your chin for better control). After you have penciled in the top lip, begin from the middle of the bottom lip and move outward also. Follow the natural lip line.

3. To make lips look larger follow the outer edge of the natural lip line making sure not to go over the natural lip line. To make lips look smaller follow the inside of the natural lip line.

4. Lipstick will stay on longer if the whole lip is filled in with lip liner before lipstick is applied. If you decide to use this technique, be aware that darker lip liner will darken the look of your lipstick. And, if you are going for a light look use a light lip liner.

5. Now that lips are filled in, apply lipstick with a lipstick brush (using a lip brush will give you more control). When lipstick has been applied, with lips closed, lay a tissue across both lips to blot.

You are ready to go, with perfect lips. Continue with touch ups during the day. If you are not used to wearing lipstick, it will probably take awhile to get used to having your lips done and not "eating" the lipstick. The plus to having nice lips, aside from the obvious, is you will never be plagued with dry lips again an over time they become softer. That's certainly reason enough to take care of your lips.


Kangana Ranaut's a new passion

Kangana Ranaut Kangana Ranaut loves to do new things from time to time.  The buzz is that she’s being inspired by her last film ‘Fashion’ and by the various fashion designers she worked in close contact with. So much so that she's decided to turn fashion designer.
She has also enrolled herself in a reputed fashion institute in London. The buzz is that she is planning to stay
put there for two months. So she might not do films for a while.A source claims, “Kangana’s decision to enroll for the course is totally unplanned. 

She in fact had given dates for a film opposite Sunny Deol. But now that the film is shelved, Kangana decided to invest her time in preparing herself to be a fashion designer. But acting doesn’t take a backseat. Post her course, Kangana will start shooting for her forthcoming films as it’s her primary passion in life.”

Who knows Kangana might just be inspired by Abhay Deol who had shifted to New York for a welding and metal work course?
After all this lass always has many surprises up her sleeve and she somehow wishes to stay a step ahead!

Indian Bridal Dresses by Ritu Beri

While we’re on the subject of international wedding gowns, I thought I’d do a small feature on Indian bridal dresses. I’ve always loved the colorful fabrics of the traditional sari, but if you thought the sari was beautiful and elaborate, you should see Indian wedding
dresses. Like the sari, they can be made out of all sorts of material – cotton blend, satin, crepe, georgette, silk, and other luxurious fabrics. The difference is that they are heavily embellished with beads, sequins, rhinestones, and Swarovski crystals. Indian wedding dresses

are usually red, but the bride can pretty much choose whatever color she wants.

What I’m going to show you today is a collection of Indian bridal dresses by designer Ritu Beri. They’re not so much traditional Indian bridal dresses as Western evening gowns made with luxurious Indian fabrics.

Definitely not for brides who don’t want to stand out on their wedding day!

Deepika Padukone Photoshoot for Maxim Magazine

Deepika Padukone Photoshoot for Maxim Magazine (February 2010). Bollywood Diva and glamorous Deepika Padukone is the babe of the month for Maxim
Magazine. Here is exclusive photoshoot for Maxim Magazine. Deepika looks good in Maxim Photoshoot, but there is nothing when it comes to exposure. She wears even tiny clothes in her movies then in this photoshoot. Checkout Deepika Padukone Maxim Photoshoot.

Fashion TV Banned For Airing Controversial Topless Figures

In an initiative for social welfare, the central government made a ban on the repeated telecast of Fashion TV for showing topless women on Thursday.
According to this ban issue, the information and broadcasting ministry revealed that such type of obnoxious telecast is prohibitory here in India.

Central government takes this strict action in observance to repeated telecast of
topless women by the famous FTV Channel from 7 p.m. on March 12 to the same time March 21, the ministry added, "through cable television networks and any other platforms throughout the country".

In a relayed programme of FTV channel on Sep 4, 2009 followed the same trend, the ministry added, "women with nude upper body which was offending against good taste and decency.”

The ministry stated, "The visuals were found to be obscene, denigrating women and were not suitable for children and unrestricted public exhibition”.

According to the ministry, the channel had violated the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994 and this is the not the first time.

Even after repeated threatening from the Indian government, the Fashion TV seems to have no impact of it. May be this time they learn to follow rules with this strict action.

Mandira Bedi Adds Glamour

Donned in a Satya Paul ensemble, popular TV personality Mandira Bedi set Kolkata Fashion Week on fire as she walked the ramp on Saturday.
An excited Mandira later told reporters: "Kolkata is my birth place. This is the first time I have walked the ramp in
Kolkata. In real life the endorsements and the shows I do, I mostly wear Satya Paul saris.
"I have walked for Satya Paul in Delhi and Dubai," she said, draped in a red woven zari sari, with mock weaving with embroideries on it.
Satya Paul, the designer brand celebrating its 25th year, showcased collections based on hand weaving.
"In the first 10-15 years of our business, weaving and craftsmen have played an important role. If we don't support their livelihood they can never go ahead in their lives," said Puneet Nanda, Satya Paul's son.
Describing the collection that was exhibited as 'non-Satya Paul type', he said: "I am pleased to showcase such a collection in Kolkata as this place has a lot of respect and regard for weaving."
The collection named the 'Resham (silk) and Zari', showcases the weaving that goes into fabrics like woven silk as well as jacards, georgette and satin. The collection had both saris and lehengas.

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