06-August-18 5:00 PM by Sushmita Baruah
The iconic Burberry trench coat was recreated with Maheshwari Silk, commonly used in sarees, for Vogue India’s Fiftieth Anniversary ‘Project Renaissance’. Like the trench, the Maheshwari fabric has an incredibly rich history and heritage.
Others brands involved in this project include Alberta Ferretti, who used a Kanchipuram silk saree as the centerpiece of an elegant ball gown, thus reinterpreting the beautiful fabric, highlighting its versatility, richness and allure.
Elie Saab’s Spring 2016 collection retained the delicacy and elegance of their past designs, but was further enhanced by the influence of colonial India. The regality of the collection was enhanced due to the heavy Indian style embroidery and familiar draping of fabrics over the shoulder mimicking sarees and dupattas.
Ryoko Haraguchi’s love of textiles inspired her collection, ‘Haath Heart‘ in December 2016 as she revived the ancient arts of traditional Indian weaving, stitch work and dyeing techniques, using Kota Sarees and Indian silk as base material.
Marchesa regularly pays tribute to Indian fabrics and textiles in their designs. The piece with navy blue tulle draped over the gold sequined bodice is a beautiful re-interpretation of a sari. They have also combined rich antique silk with the playful elegance of a cocktail party in their strapless saree cocktail dress. The red and white piece resembles an Anarkhali, with the red fitted embroidered top flowing down to the white tulle body, and a matching red border draping down to resemble the pleats of a saree.
27-july-18 5:00 PM by Sushmita baruah
This breezy and pretty Peach Foil Print Halter Neck Maxi Tunic paired with these Ivory Embroidered Hem Cigarette Pants is a perfect outfit for any pre wedding function. Whether it’s a beach, fort or a pool party, this indo-western number will make you dazzle all the way giving you a relaxed vacation vibe.
Our Green Botanical Halter Tunic With Attached Skirt is probably the most comfortable wedding outfit you will ever slip into, making you look glam without having to worry about dragging your dress through the sand.
Ditch the heavy suit and introduce a bit of fun into your style with this Navy Green Color Block Silk Maxi Skirt paired with our very chic Navy Dupatta Trail Crop Top. This statement-making piece would undoubtedly be a showstopper outfit at any destination wedding!
This exquisite and elegant Pink Crop Top with Mesh Cape Jacket is an ideal choice for a beach wedding. It will go just as good for an afternoon wedding as it does for an evening affair.
This embellished V-neck silk crop top in navy and embroidered silk maxi skirt in green with a modern and unconventional touch is a combination to swear by for any fort weddings.
If it’s a beach wedding, pick this effortlessly stylish and elegant Mint Floral Georgette Maxi Skirt with our Mint Pearl Trim Floral Georgette Dupatta and you will never go wrong! Not only does it match with a beach backdrop but it is also an easily manageable, non-fussy yet beguiling option for a picture-perfect destination wedding!
So what are you waiting for! Hurry up and fill your shopping carts before we run out of these signature pieces!
09-july-18 5:00 PM by Pratima Singh
Wash your locks and DO NOT forget to condition them too. Also, no matter how much you are tempted to shower in rain like a movie scene, don’t. Should I even mention that pollutants, chemicals in the air and vehicular emissions - all of them will end up on your scalp and hair causing more damage and leaving your hair limp and dry
Apart from the regular Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing, treat your skin with a mask that targets your skin problems like acne, scars, dryness etc. Always remember to exfoliate your skin so that it is freed from the buildup and gets to breathe naturally.
When the monsoon is in full-swing, resort to cottons or fabrics that dry quickly. If possible change wet clothes and shoes immediately. Damp clothes when left on for long can invite fungal infections. You can also get your favorite body polisher and treat your skin to a good exfoliating session once a week. If you plan to show some skin then make your body shine bright like a diamond with body highlighters that render that added glow to your skin.
Moisturize! That’s it. Apart from your regular pedicure and hygiene routine you need to keep your hands and feet well hydrated all the time.
Beauty is best when it starts from within. Experts advise to stick to light meals in monsoons as the immunity levels are lower at this time of the year. Add ginger in your food for better digestion. Last but not the least, stay hydrated! Water helps flush out toxins from your body and adds to your overall health improvement.
23-june-18 5:00 PM by Pratima Singh
Also known as sun salutations, it is one of the most popular Yoga asanas. It is combination of twelve different poses that focus on various body parts. Apart from strengthening skeletal system and ligaments, Surya Namaskar also helps with anxiety and stress issues.
Moderately difficult to crack, this asana is great for the respiratory system and it yields amazing overall results. This works on your wrists, spine, arms, shoulders and back along with strengthening your core, hips, legs and inner thigh muscles.
As the name suggest, this asana involves tuning your body into a V-shape resembling a boat. This is a perfect posture for kicking off that stubborn belly fat.
Perfect for toning your thigh and shoulders, this pose can be performed in two ways. The difference in both the postures enhances the complexity of the muscles movements and hence the results too.
Trikonasana is one of the simplest and high yielding Yoga poses that improves digestion and reduces belly fat too.
03-may-18 3:00 PM by Pratima Singh
With the mercury soaring up every day, you have to have a few cotton pieces in your wardrobe. A dress or a tunic that allows your skin to breathe is a perfect pick. You can choose from a variety of prints and patterns and accessorize your attire with oxidized jewelry to look awesome.
De-structured looks can be beautiful too, especially if they come in the form of a dreamy cape maxi tunic with bold cuts and smart silhouettes.
Is there a wedding due in summer months? Well, try on a gorgeous drape tunic with a foil print all over. These full length tunics are an eclectic blend of elegance, style and practicality.
Keep up with the trends and do not wear boring in the name of ethnic. Slip into our super cool side slit palazzo pants that are western in look and Indian in feel.
A printed silk crop top can take you to places. Pair it with high waist pants, an ethnic maxi skirt or even a saree and you are sure to make heads turn with your supreme swag.
28-april-18 3:00 PM by Pratima Singh
Originating from temple dancers in Tamil Nadu, Bharatnatyam is considered to be the mother of classical dances in India. It is a euphonious combination of musical beats and dramatic dance moves performed by both male and female dancers.
Kathak originated in Uttar Pradesh and it is one of the eight forms of ancient classical dances of India. As the name ‘Katha’ suggests this dance is about story telling through rhythmic foot (adorned with ghungroos) movements in harmony with music.
One of the most dramatic classical Indian dance forms, this art is performed by well-trained artists. Kathakali originated in God’s own country, Kerala. Expansive gestures, popping make-up and elaborate costumes coupled with precise body movements make it a delight to watch.
This dance got its name from the Kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh state, the place of its origin. It is performed with violin, tambura and flute.
Manipuri comes from the north-eastern state, Manipur. The dance’s themes are based on Raslila, a purely religious and spiritual performance.
Odissi is known for independent movement of head, chest and pelvis. A traditional and ancient art performed in temples, Odissi is one of the oldest surviving dance forms in India.
A dance form from Assam, Sattriya is performed pan India and even outside the country.
Another classical dance from Kerala, Mohiniyattam is drama performed through dance. It is characterized by subtle gestures and brilliant foot work.
27-mar-18 12:00 PM by Pratima Singh
Every elder person we come across is referred to as aunty, uncle, bhaiya even if they aren’t remotely connected to us.
It is our birthright, to ask for discounts even in shops that clearly say “FIXED PRICE”.
Dare to step on the olio? We’ve embraced this preventive measure for ‘nazar’ through generations, without even questioning its origin or efficacy.
Apart from cracking coconut in front of the car so that you drive safe (it’s not your driving skills, it’s the coconut), you are also supposed to keep the plastic seat covers on for as long as they wither away.
No Indian child can come-of-age without spending summers playing gully cricket, breaking grumpy uncle’s window and never seeing the ball again.
Neatly folded under the mattresses
Nothing goes to waste, old T-shirts are pochhas, soft drinks bottles turn water bottles in the refrigerator, and containers from restaurants are saved for kitchen storage.
Hit it!! If it is a scooter, tilt it. That’s our way of handling machinery around us. And surprisingly it works.
There is always a teacher who always says, “What do you mean you forgot your homework? Do you ever forget to eat?”
27-mar-18 12:00 PM by Pratima Singh
You can use your finger to apply kajal but if you want to avoid the mess, you can grab a small wooden stick or an ear bud to make your eyes look intensely black naturally. Use it as a night treatment or wear it in the day to make your eyes pop.