The Runways Are Going Desi!

For a long time, Europe was considered the fashion capital of the world, with designers like Donatella Versace, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen ruling the roost. But the last few decades have brought out some fabulous new talent from emerging countries like India. Fashion houses across the globe are now sitting up and taking notice of our work. In fact, they are taking inspiration from us. It’s safe to say that runways around the world are going Desi and this is how they’re doing it!

The Saree Fever

Drape them in a hundred ways. Pair them with a jacket or a crop top, a backless blouse or a ribbed bandh-gala to give you an effortlessly elegant look. Designers are gaga over this versatile 7 yard!

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The Golden Obsession

No, we’re not talking about Bappi Lahiri! Using heavy golden embroidery, zari, kundan or brocade work in dresses and suits is soon becoming an obsession among major fashion houses.

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The Khadi Way

Not only is this cotton spun material cheaper and completely eco-friendly but it is also known to give a simple, crisp yet sophisticated look much to the liking of international designers. Here we see actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor walking the ramp in a uber chic Khadi attire.

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Colourfully Vibrant

Be it a Rajasthani ghaghra, or a Kancheevaram Silk Saree, our colorful clothes have been inspiring western designers to create beautiful vibrant silhouettes. Take this Louis Vuitton’s Diwali collection here for instance.

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Jewel Overload

Indian jewelry like Jhumkis, Maang-tikas, Anklets, Bracelets are universal favorites at the moment. A bejeweled accessory can give a glamorous transformation to any attire!

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Urban Turban

Many designers are dropping their hats to don turbans! Turbans have a very androgynous vibe to them and can look great on men as well as women, which is why they’re just great.

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The Bindi Project

Drawn as a representation of Lord Shiva’s third eye, the bindi has captured designer’s attention since a long time. Many use it for couture shows to add the sense of drama to the outfit.

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It’s time to unleash the Desi within you and flaunt it with style!

 

TV Actor & First Time Father Karanvir Celebrates Father’s Day At Inorbit Vadodara

This Father’s Day, popular television actor Karanvir Singh Bohra (popular TV & film actor), along with his wife Teejay Sidhu Bohra (a popular Canadian actress and RJ) surprised the shoppers at Inorbit mall, Vadodara. The celebrity couple who was in the city decided to spend some quality time at the mall by indulging in some serious shopping.

Teejay took Karanvir shopping for Father’s Day gifts at his favorite brands Aeropostale and Jack & Jones. The actor picked out some cool casual outfits and shades for himself from the stores.

Karanvir, who was delighted with the gifts from Teejay, took her shopping too. Teejay first decided to drop by at her favorite shoe store Steve Madden. Both of them bought some stylish pairs of shoes. Karanvir bought Teejay a stunning necklace from Swarovski as a thank you gesture.

The couple also shopped from other brands including Marks & Spencer. While shopping they also interacted with fans who were coming to greet them. With shoppers wanting to take selfies with the couple, Teejay and Karanvir sportingly posed for pictures and had a quick chat with the shoppers.

Wanting to buy toys and presents for their lovely twin baby girls, the couple stopped by at Hamleys. The store’s environment brought out the playful behavior in the actors.

After all the shopping, the pair was hungry and went to the food court. With so many options available, they got confused where to eat!

To try out the Gujarati cuisine while in Vadodara, they selected Mandap, where they were served scrumptious delicacies.

Karanvir and Teejay attended meet & greet after the meal to meet the ever increasing crowd of fans in the mall.

To conclude the day, the pair visited Cafe Coffee Day to relax and have some coffee. They were not only served coffee but were also surprised with gifts from the staff. The actors were humbled by this gesture.

Talking about the experience, Karanvir said, “Had a great time with my family at Inorbit mall Vadodara. It is a sheer delight to shop at this mall. Loved the spirit of Inorbit with the ongoing activities that keeps it alive. Even children can have a gala time at the mall that houses kid friendly zones. Shopping and dining here has been amazing and this was perhaps the best Father’s Day out. We enjoyed this beautiful mall and plan to visit again soon.”

You can also have such wonderful experiences at Inorbit Vadodara! Visit us now and create amazing memories for you and your family.

Watch Out For These Upcoming Bollywood Movies In The Second Half Of 2017

The first half of 2017 is almost over, and with that we have seen some pretty impressive movies and also some not so impressive ones. Now, it is time to gear up for the next half of the year. Plenty of movies have been lined up for release.

Here are some of the upcoming movies you have to watch out for –

Raabta

Producer Dinesh Vijan of Cocktail fame has turned a director with this movie. Starring in lead roles are Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput. The role of the female lead was initially offered to Alia Bhatt and Asin before Kriti came aboard. The story is of two lovers who meet in the present and also hundreds of years ago. Raabta is slated to release on 9th June, 2017.


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Tubelight

The super duo of Salman Khan and Kabir Khan has joined hands again for this movie after success of Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The movie also stars Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in the lead roles. The plot is set during the Indo-Chino war. It is inspired by the Hollywood flick “Little Boy” by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, released in 2015. The movie is slated is to release on Eid 2017.

 


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Mom

Sridevi is once again ready to rock the silver screen with her home production movie Mom. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, this movie has actors like Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sajal Ali and Abhimanyu Singh. It is a thriller movie about mom who is challenged and what length she can go for her child. Movie hits the screen on 14 July, 2017.

 

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Jagga Jasoos

Ranbir Kapoor turns producer with Jagga Jasoos. Also producing the movie are Anurag Basu and Siddharth Kapoor. Directed by Anurag Basu, it stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina in the lead. Jagga Jasoos is musical adventure romantic comedy film. After many changes in the dates, 14 July, 2017 is finally locked as confirmed release date.

 

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Munna Michael

Munna Michael is a dance film directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Viki Rajani. The film stars Tiger Shroff in lead with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhhi Agerwal. The story is about a boy who was a huge fan of Michael Jackson and grew up dancing on his songs. Nawazuddin plays Munna’s talent manager with Nidhhi playing the love interest. The movie will release on 21 July, 2017.

 

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Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor stars in as Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai, directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Nahid Khan. The movies is based on Haseena Parker, sister of the Don Dawood Ibrahim. The first look of the movie shows Shraddha in a never seen before avatar and received plenty of positive reviews. It is said to be release on 11 October, 2017.

 

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When Harry Met Sejal

Imitiaz Ali directs this romantic drama starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Evelyn Sharma. The Ring (proposed name) is produced by Gauri Khan and Imtiaz Ali. The film has multiple locations in Europe and India. This is the third collaboration of Shah Rukh and Anushka and has already created a huge buzz. It is scheduled to hit the screens on 11 August, 2017.

 

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a satirical comedy film starring Dum Lagake Haisha fame actress Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar, who is also the co – producer with Neeraj Pandey. It is directed by Shree Narayan Singh. The film is about PM Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan with special importance on open defecation problems majorly faced in rural areas. It will release on 11 August, 2017 alongside The Ring.

 

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Fukrey Returns

The much awaited sequel to the 2013 hit comedy Fukrey is finally happening. The entire crew and cast remains same with addition of Sayani Gupta of Jolly L.L.B fame. The film is currently in production and will release on 8th December, 2017.

 

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Tiger Zinda Hai

Since the announcement of Ek Tha Tiger sequel, this movie has been much hyped about. The Salman-Katrina starrer will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced under Yash Raj banner. The plot revolves around RAW agent being presumed dead but summoned by his agency to fight an international terrorist organization. The movie is set to release on 22 December, 2017.

 

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The lineup sure seems great this year. Make sure you have noted down the release dates to watch them first day first show!

Indians Slaying At Cannes Red Carpet 2017

The annual Cannes Film Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. A-listers from Jessica Chastain to Julainne Moore were in attendance. Also, adding heat to the Red Carpet taking place at the French Riviera are our Indian Beauties.

Check out what our Bollywood ladies wore to the mega event –

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya looked like she jumped out of Cinderella book. She donned a blue gown inspired by the Disney tale designed by Filipino designer Michael Cinco. She paired it with heels from Salvatore Ferragamo. The hair was spot on with center parted sleek hairstyle.

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Sonam Kapoor

The Diva looked like a million bucks in a golden Ellie Saab design. She paired it with Chopard jewels. It was styled with soft flowing tresses with bold eyes and nude lips. She completely dazzled this golden shimmery look.

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika looked sizzling hot in a Marchesa sweeping gown. The gown showed off her svelte figure. She paired the gown with Jimmy Choo heels and DGrisogono jewelry. Styling of messy hair with red lips simply elevated the look.

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Amy Jackson

Amy made her Cannes debut this year. She awed everyone with a white Versace dress. The dress has a long slit which showed off her toned long legs. Sleek pony tail hairstyle with bold red lips did wonders for the model turned actress.

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Shruti Hasan

She also made her Cannes debut this year. She wore a black plunging dress by Valentino. The dress accentuated her curvy figure. Styled with diamond choker-style necklace and sleek hair, the actress looked elegant as ever.

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Even though no Indian films were shown in this year Cannes, the Indian presentation by these beauties was at par.

Why Comfy Is The New Sexy!

Gone are the days of wearing uncomfortable corsets, stilettoes or insanely high maintenance hairdos. It’s all about being comfortable and breezy now. Many Hollywood stars ditched their high heels and went for sneakers, some even went bare footed for various red carpet events (Kristen Stewart for instance). Point being, you don’t need to squeeze yourself to fit into that one piece, or go out of your comfort zone to look/feel hot. Here are a few other things that are oh-so-comfy, yet so sexy!

Embracing the minimal makeup look

Not only is the minimal makeup look easy to do, it’s also very forgiving on your skin. The layers of makeup that we normally cake up can do a lot of damage, and living off it for some time can do wonders. Plus, who doesn’t like the fresh & dewy no-makeup look!

Own that messy bun!

French braids? Milkmaid braids? Straightened hair? Bleached hair? Well, why not try the easy-peasy bed head look! Just run your hands through your hair and tie it into a loose bun over your crown as you go about your day. You won’t need tons of product or styling accessories for this one. It’s just effortlessly chic!

Wear clothes made out of organic and breathable fabric

Give synthetic fabric a break and go for cotton, linen or khadi, especially if you live in a tropical climate like India’s. Rock that flowy cotton gown on those sunny days and get the temperature soaring!

Ditch those heels

There was time when sexy meant devilish red heels! Be it an office meeting or your that family wedding dinner, your outfit was considered incomplete without heels. But those days are long gone. You can opt for ballets, sneakers or trainers instead, and tip-toe your way into a happy life, well, at least for your feet and back!

Try a new low maintenance haircut

There are better ways to upgrade your looks than going under the knife or fitting into impossible outfits. How about a refreshing haircut! It’s the best and easiest way to effortlessly get a drastic change in your appearance.

So, the next time you are struggling with the thousand trends and fads and which ones to follow, just let loose and take the easy way out by following these few tips. 😉