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Why pastel is a trending colour this summer

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New Delhi, April 5: The latest and most trending change in the ever-evolving world of fashion is the introduction of pastels — subtle yet elegant, minimal yet stylish.

Celebrity designer Sonaakshi Raaj and young ethnic designers Saumya and Bhavini Modi list the reasons why pastels are trending this season and what makes them ideal for ethnic wear.

* The colours around you define your mood and personality. Pastel shades are happy colours, and can easily be styled with other colours and prints. You can style a pastel pink with a dark purple or pastel blue with a minimal floral print.

* Pastels are a classic spring staple and timeless enough for you to wear them year after year. Today’s generation believes that less is more and pastels make for the most opulent choice. With summer on its way, pastels are the ideal shade to beat the heat. They feel breezy and are easy to style.

* It is good for bridal wear as well. Pastels are perfect for navigating between seasons as they are safe and elegant. Colours like pistachio and vanilla cream are soothing and interesting to design and style.

* Pastels can be designed in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. Whether it’s anarkalis and lehengas or crop tops and dhoti pants, pastels fit into any silhouette. All in all pastels are a trending phenomenon that is here to stay.

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Middlesex dental intern who has her own food charity in MISS ENGLAND HEAT FOR 2019

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Anika Walia, 23 is a Dental Intern from Middlesex and is one of the finalists competing in the first Miss England photo heat for entry to Miss England 2019. An interesting fact about Anika is that she has setup her own charity called the AFC (Anika Food Charity)

When entering Miss England , Anika said  “I’m proud to say that we distribute food to the homeless people, we act as a food bank for them and provide the necessary support & counselling to help them. We also provide classes to help people rehabilitate back into society such as CV writing classes & cooking classes. We also distribute toiletries, sanitary kits and dental kits to those who need it. At AFC, we strongly support women who have suffered from domestic violence, acid attacks, young people with learning disabilities & mental illness. “

The public vote has started and acts as one judge on the panel.Anika needs the support before voting lines close in order to secure a place in the Miss England semi-final held in June 2019.

Judges include the national organiser of Miss England Angie Beasley & Fascia Model  International Scout “Angie Sinclair” who will also decide who is the most photogenic & charitable.

The contestants who reach the semi final will be invited to participate in a Sports and Eco fashion round, where contestants are invited to create an outfit made from recycled materials as well as raising funds for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose all now part of the competition.

“The competition is much more than a physical beauty contest, the girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model” says Miss England national director Angie Beasley

The ultimate winner of Miss England 2019 will be invited to raise awareness for various charities during her reign and will receive a whole host of prizes worth £25,000, including a holiday and a place in Miss World which boasts a prize worth $100,000 for the international winner.  Miss World then becomes a global charity ambassador for the year as her role. 

In the last three years over thousands of pounds have been raised by Miss England contestants to help disadvantaged children around the UK. Some of the projects can be seen on the Miss England website ;

The reigning Miss England Alisha Cowie from Newcastle is a forensic science student and part time model. Alisha represented England at the most recent Miss World in Sanya China which was won by Miss Mexico “Vanessa Ponce De Leon”

Miss England is the only competition in the country to send its winner in to Miss World.

Anika needs your support to help win the Miss England Semi Final heat title.

You can vote for Anika by texting her unique number which is on

Our website to 63333.

Text votes costs 50p.

You can share your love & support by voting me through SMS MISS PHOTO01 to 63333

*T & C: Only UK People can Vote.

Voting finishes on Monday 5th February 2019 at 12noon and the public vote will help select the shortlist of contestants for the semi final. The contestants also have until this date to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose and gain support in the public vote to help them with their bid to reach the semi final of Miss England.

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Five must-have jacket styles

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New Delhi, Dec 29: Confused about choosing the right jacket for different occasions and outings? Get these five jacket styles to upgrade your wardrobe.

Tabby Bhatia, Director of Voganow.com, and Manjula Gandhi, Chief product officer, Numero Uno, have some suggestions:

*Trucker jackets: Trucker jackets are a denim/jean jacket version with double breast flap pocket style. Hand-painted embroidered designs, beads, braid embellishments and patches on the back of these jackets look funk

*Blouson jackets: A blouson jacket or Harrington jacket is typically loose, but fits around the waist with an elastic fabric. It looks similar to bomber jacket but comes in varied styles; in zippers, buttons and different collar patterns.

*Anoraks or Parkas: Anoraks or parkas are somewhat similar. These are water resistant jackets although a parka is usually longer than anoraks with faux fur lining on the hoodie.

*Biker jackets: Leather biker jackets have lots of zippers, straps and buckles around. Biker jackets are perfect to go along for outings and road trips. It gives an entirely different look from other jacket styles. Black is the ideal colour to pair with a white T-shirt, black jeans, black high ankle shoes and shades.

*Bomber jackets: It gives a perfectly dapper look when paired with basic tees and jeans. It keeps you warm yet stylish in winter. They are available in different fabrics like synthetic, leather, polycotton and suede.

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Ways to revamp your closet in 2019

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Untraditional aesthetics will take the spotlight, menswear and womens wear will shift through global cultures and comfort will be the key. (Representative Image)

New Delhi, Dec 29: The year 2019 will be a season of contrasts as all the previous fashion rules will be broken. Untraditional aesthetics will take the spotlight, menswear and womens wear will shift through global cultures and comfort will be the key.

Harkirat Singh- Managing Director, Woodland, Ankita Bajaj Shankar- Marketing Lead, VANS India and Keshav Kalra- designer and CEO, The Monk list some ways to revamp your closet in the coming year.

Untraditional aesthetics: Following are some of the untraditional aesthetic trends that would be the talk of the town for the coming year. Like heat lock apparels which are lightweight fabrics with micro fibre to regulate the body temperature. Aqua sorb apparels which block rain & snow and allow vapours to dry the heat.

Upcoming trends: This year, oversized, unstructured outerwear will rule the trend. From classic and fitted to unstructured and modern, tracksuits will become a major fashion staple. The trousers will become baggier as hemlines will get wider. This season’s twist comes in the pastel pile-up head-to-toe in layers and tiers upon tiers of same shade. Be it apparels, shoes or bags, this trend will work well in all cases. In accessories, statement belts will be seen everywhere.

Say hi to big sunnies: The eyewear trend that is bound to transform your entire look is big sunnies in edgy colours! The narrow sunglasses have stayed in vogue massively this year and 2019 will witness a stylish comeback of large glares. The oversized sunglasses are designed to accentuate any look and never go out of style in the age of ever-changing trends. Get your hands on the trendsetting sunglasses to be an ultimate head-turner wherever you go.

Meet minimalistic: The perfect companion in 2019 for any occasion would be the all-time favourite – minimalistic glasses owing to their versatility and charming appeal. So wait no more! Bid adieu to your mundane shades and let your eyes do the talking with ‘barely-there’ shades.

White sneakers: White men’s trainers are a must if you want to wear something sporty yet trendy. One could argue that they get dirty but they go with everything and the colour gives us the option to play with it when you play with winter layering.

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