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LFW Winter/Festive 2017 ramp to feature four new models

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Mumbai, June 14: The Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 will give wings to four new talents who are ready to take their first step as models on the platform.

LFW organisers held the model hunt in partnership with TRESemmé for the forthcoming edition. The jury included actress Kriti Sanon, designer Manish Malhotra, fashion choreographer Lubna Adams, IMG Reliance Head of Fashion Jaspreet Chandok, Lakmé Head of Innovation Purnima Lamba and IMG International model scouts – Luis Domingo and Victoria Da Silva.

Kriti felt nostalgic to be back for LFW.

“It feels amazing to be sitting between Manish Malhotra and Lubna Adams and judging these beautiful girls. Also, it is nostalgic to be back at Lakmé Fashion Week where I started my modelling career and walked for around five seasons,” said the actress.

The judges chose four winners after three competitive rounds to walk for the upcoming season: Nicole Padival, Daman Brar, Kiyara and Roshmitha Harimurthy.

The audition saw over 150 aspiring Indian and international models showcase their talent at India’s most sought after model hunt.

For the first time ever, the aspirants also competed for the chance to bag a contract with IMG Models, a leader in talent discovery and model management.

“As a designer, I’m passionate about details. There is something about giving a tactile form to an idea and then further refining it – with colours, embellishments, cuts and accessories, that gives wings to creative imagination. Models are key to telling this story. They lend personification to an attitude that each of my collections represent,” Malhotra said.

“A great personality is the deal-breaker when I’m selecting a model- it’s the grace with which she walks onto the ramp and then goes on to owning it with her poise,” he added.

Lamba said the models showcased “vibrant personalities and a bold freshness”.

LFW is credited with introducing some of the most successful faces in the Indian fashion industry including Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, and Yana Gupta to name a few.

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Vastu elements for right winter vibes at home

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Candles invoke the energy of purification and inspiration. They warm up the energy and help release daily stress.

New Delhi, Dec 16: Adding elements like candles, fireplace, bright Christmas lights and fiery gold and red decorations will not just help to beautify your home, but also lend a positive vibe, say Vastu experts.

Astro numerologist, tarot and Vastu expert Shelly Maheswari Gupta, suggests:

* Fire represents the energy of sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy, excitement and strong energies. Use the colour red with most moderation in children’s rooms, and freely in the living room, the dining room and the kitchen.

* Candles invoke the energy of purification and inspiration. They warm up the energy and help release daily stress. Candles also bring a creative and vibrant quality of energy to any space. Candles are best used in the feng shui areas of south, southwest, northeast and the centre of your home.

* Decorate your home with garlands and lights in U-shape so that they seem to ‘smile’. Decorate at eye-level to lift the vibe of the room and the mood of those in it.

* Put a picture of your family and friends with you in a wooden frame. Wood is associated with family and friends in feng shui, and place that in the lobby it allows for feelings of closeness, intimacy and welcoming — be it scentsible pine or eucalyptus scents cleanse an atmosphere of negative energy. Cloves and bayberry create calm and harmony. And putting cloves in oranges and placing them in the kitchen or dining room encourages abundance, money and joy.

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Vastu expert Mukul Kaushik said:

* Place a money plant or bamboo tree in the middle of northeast direction of your home. It helps you not only financially, but also creates a positive aura.

* Light a red coloured lamp in the south direction of you room every day 2 to 3 hours in the evening. It keeps away negative energies from you and also provides warmth in winters.

* Use salt lamp in the south direction of the house and burn camphor everyday, which clean the aura of home and make you feel happy.

* Plant a tree of jade in your drawing room.

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Give your family gift of pure air this Christmas

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New Delhi, Dec 16: You must be getting ready to celebrate and rejoice the Christmas season with your near and dear ones. How about spending time in clean and pure air in easy ways?

Priya Nair, Vice President – Home Care, HUL (Hindutan Unilevel Limited) on behalf of Pureit Air Purifiers lists the steps to make sure that your loved ones are not just happy but healthy too.

* Air Purifiers: Controlling the air you breathe at home has never been easier. Use Air Purifiers with the Advance HEPA technology.

* Steam: Clear your air-passages and eliminate any harmful particulates and pollutants by inhaling steam every day. Add a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus to further relax your senses.

*Air pollution masks: Use a protective facemask when walking outdoors.

*Vitamin C: Include foods that are rich in Vitamin C in your diet to help you boost your immunity and beat the ill effects of smog.

*Stay hydrated: Increase your water intake which will help cleanse your body and blood stream of harmful pollutants.

Arvind Chabra, Country Head of face mask brand Blueair India, says that it is very essential to identify the Invisible dangers of breathing polluted air.

“Outdoor pollution that sweeps in along with the combination of existing indoor pollutants can be more dangerous and worse than outdoor. Many studies in the past confirmed that indoor air can be five times or more polluted than outside,” he told IANS.

“Given that indoors (home or workplace) is where we spend nearly 90 percent of our time, One should take proactive steps to address airborne pollutants and create safer indoor,” added Chabra.

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Fashion trends for bridesmaids

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New Delhi, Dec 15: A bridesmaid should ensure that her style game is on point to add to the glamour quotient of the stage. Picking the right outfit and jewellery plays an essential role in the overall look, say experts.

Ranu Bathwal, Founder of Popup Galleria, and Sarika Naheta, Director at Jaipur Jewels, have shared some insights for a bridesmaids look this wedding season.

* For a western look, one can go for an elaborate embellished gown with interesting tassel back detailing or an off-shoulder or cape sleeves blouse paired with a cummerbund and lehenga for a traditional yet contemporary look.

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* One can accessorise their ensemble with statement and elegant jewellery pieces like maang tikas, chandbalis or jhumkas, chokers, and kundan necklaces. A pair of colourful meenakari chandbalis adorned with pearls always makes up for a perfect ethnic look. One can add a touch of pretty pearls, emeralds or ornate embellishment for the hair accessory.

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* For a friend’s sangeet function, the bridesmaids can accessorise a cropped blouse and flared skirt look with traditional Rajasthani borla jewellery that helps to enhance the overall look of an ensemble. For haldi, a tunic top and dhoti pants paired with chunky chandbalis work best for a quirky traditional look.

* For the traditional wedding pheras, the bridesmaid can opt for a statement emerald or diamond studded choker or layered necklace paired with a sari or lehenga to make a fashion statement.

For the main wedding reception function, a gown or a drape accessorised with cocktail power rings and emerald chandeliers will be perfect.

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