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IBFW 2017: About beachwear, business and Bollywood 

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Panaji, March 5: With renowned names like Suneet Varma and Anupamaa Dayal showcasing their latest creations which suit the beach, resort wear and destination bride concept, the fourth edition of the forthcoming India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) 2017 promises to be different and bigger than its previous seasons.

The three-day event will begin on Monday with Dayal’s opening show, while Varma will bring the curtains down on International Women’s Day on March 8.

How is this season of the IBFW 2017 different from the previous seasons?

“This season and onwards, India Beach Fashion Week will transform into a fashion festival comprising of premium runway shows, exhibit and pop-up shops, music and live stage arenas, off-site shows, conclaves, after-parties and a lot more,” Pallav Ojha, Chief Innovation Officer and co-founder of Iconia Leisure and Lifestyle Pvt Ltd Beach Worldwide, told IANS in an e-mail.

“We are expecting both B2B and B2C consumers. The numbers will be big as we also have around 60 pop-ups and 30 exhibitors which makes this really big as an initiative,” Ojha added.

The participating names at the fest include Amin Farista, Anupreet Sidhu, Arjun Khanna, Ashok Maanay, Asif Merchant, Asmita Marwah, Ken Ferns, Lalit Dalmia, Karan and Leon. They will treat fashionistas with best of beach and resortwear.

“We have 30 designers showcasing across three days with show on the beach, Off-sites and a three-day exhibit and pop-up arena for people to buy and meet there favourite designers,” Ojha added.

Interesting themes is the high point of the fourth edition of the fashion event.

Ojha said there will be an all-men’s show by Arjun Khanna at an off-site arena, a show on the beach by Lalit Dalmia, a destination bride special show by Shyamal & Bhumika, a business networking session tete-a-tete, the launch of an IBFW integrated app and more.

There will also be foot-tapping live music and three luxe post-parties juxtaposed to keep attendees entertained and satiated.

Over the previous three seasons, IBFW has hosted designers such as Wendell Rodricks, Neeta Lulla, Varun Bahl, Falguni & Shane Peacock, James Ferreira, Rock S, Nachiket Bharve. Some of the celebrities who walked the ramp were Sushmita Sen, Lisa Haydon, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rana Daggubati, Neha Dhupia, Sooraj Pancholi, Richa Chaddha, Evelyn Sharma and Amyra Dastur.

Will there be Bollywood presence at the event this year?

“Definitely! A lot of Bollywood showstoppers will rage the ramp in the fourth edition of India Beach Fashion Week,” he said.

IANS

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Gift green plants, orange gujiya on Holi

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New Delhi, Feb 24: Going for a Holi party? Add colours to your gifting options like a green plant, a gold coin or orange sweets like gujiya, suggest experts.

Sunil Gupta, Founder at exportersIndia.com, and Vishwavijay Singh, Co-Founder at salebhai.com, have listed a few colourful options:

* Green: As the colour green signifies peace and harmony, how about gifting a potted plant or terrarium as a gift? Plants make a perfect gift for various occasions as gifting your loved ones with plants spreads positive energy and improves the quality of air in a home.

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* Yellow: In India, gifting gold jewellery and idols is considered auspicious for celebratory occasions. The colour yellow signifies piousness and gifting something as precious as gold in an earring or a gold coin has an intrinsic value.

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* Orange: Every festival or occasion is incomplete without sweets. Gifting sweets has always been the benchmark of Indian tradition, especially during festivals. Therefore, this Holi, gift your loved ones with sweets and savouries like malpuas, gujiyas, motichoor ladoos and more.

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* Blue: As the colour blue signifies calm, gift your friend or a family member a travel gift card. Gift a travel experience which can last for a day, a week or more.

* Red: The colour red reflects love and fertility. Look for gifts such as red-coloured clothes or attractive home decor pieces like candle holders, canvas painting, and flowers that can change the overall look and feel of a home.

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Use potato slices to treat puffy eyes

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Waking up with puffy eyes is rather common and it is easy to treat them. Drink sufficient water and use refrigerated slices of potatoes to get rid of the puffiness, suggest experts.

Bubbles Singh, Founder at Just B Au Naturel and Ragini Mehra, Founder at Beauty Source, have listed simple ways to treat your problem:

* The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention that can cause your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell.

Water also helps flush toxins out of the body.

* Iced compresses like chilled green or black tea bags can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. They contain anti-irritant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes. You could even try splashing your face and eyes with ice cold water.

* Slices of refrigerated potato or cucumber work as a fantastic natural remedy to get rid of under eye puffiness.

The enzymes and the astringent properties in these vegetables help reduce inflammation and help tighten the skin. This remedy will also help get rid of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes.

* A mask made of egg whites helps in tightening the area around the eyes, as egg whites are a nourishing natural skin care treatment, reducing puffiness of the eyes.

* Puffiness of the eyes can be caused by seasonal or inherited allergies. Allergies prompts us to rub our eyes more, leading to further puffiness. Visit a doctor and get yourself checked in case of any such.

* Use natural products that help reduce dryness, reduce puffiness and hydrate your skin like an eye serum or aloe vera based eye creams which can also cool down the eye area.

These products do not harm the eyes, repair and replenish the skin around the eyes, ensuring that you see a difference in the brightness and texture under your eyes when you get up in the morning.

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Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds

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New Delhi, Feb 19: Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine’s Day, reveals a survey.

According to findings derived from Swiggy’s order analysis for Valentine’s Day on February 14 and eight Wednesdays before that, love-struck Indians stuck to their favourites, the most shareable pizza and fries, as their order increased sharply by 55 per cent and 38 per cent respectively.

Choco lava cake saw an increase of 73 per cent. There were four times more donuts orders and red velvet items were also ordered 3.5 times more, read a statement.

The 2018 Valentine’s Day food trends are on the basis of Swiggy’s order analysis of the cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Jaipur.

“Despite the usual excitement around making Valentine’s Day special, an increasing number of urbanites made the choice to spend it at home with their loved ones.

“Deterred by urban challenges like long working hours, traffic, planning and reservation and parking, many couples opted to have their Valentine’s dates over great food, in the privacy of their homes,” said Srivats TS, Vice President, Marketing at Swiggy.

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