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“younger generation” in Bollywood are the trendiest : designer Anavila Misra

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New Delhi, Oct 18 :Known for her linen saris and hand-woven textiles, designer Anavila Misra, who has styled the likes of stars like Sonam Kapoor, Kangana and Kiran Rao, says the Hindi film industry and the fashion world share a symbiotic relationship.

“Even if you look towards Hollywood, the film celebrities are the people who are photographed and everyone is looking at them. All the brands are trying to show their garments on the celebrities. I think it’s a symbiotic relationship (between the fashion industry and Bollywood).”

“We really follow Bollywood as Indians, and I think it just strengthens the beliefs for the customers, clients and normal people to see, ‘Okay, if she can wear it, and look so pretty…’. So yeah, I think it is a symbiotic relationship,” she added.

“Look at Kangana. Anything that she wears just looks like it’s made for her. Look at Sonam, she has that inherent, very stylish way of things. She picks up her own trends and looks very comfortable. Look at Konkana, she is so earthy and simple,” she said. 

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Misra feels the “younger generation” in Bollywood are the trendiest as they “have their own personality”.

 

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“They are not guinea pigs to any designer. The stylists are also doing very good work as they are always looking out for what is happening in the Indian fashion industry. Right now the Indian fashion is at a very exciting stage,” she added.

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The Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017, organized by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), where she spoke on the sidelines. Her latest collections were showcased during the event,mostly handloom saris. The products of handlooms are getting popular in the country according to her.

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“There are some clusters that are easily accessible or are more open to ideas…West Bengal, for example, or Benaras… These are the places where people are working more because these places are accessible, weavers are open in their minds and are ready to collaborate,” she said.

“These are the places that maybe  government agencies or some brands, who have that kind of vision have to go to and now collaborate with those people. Otherwise,those crafts will slowly die,” she added.

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Dress right for this Valentine’s Day date

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New Delhi, Feb 11: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means that procrastinators everywhere are likely working themselves up into a flurry trying to decide how to spend the day with their other halves. 

No matter how busy you may be in planning your celebration, you should also pay attention to the go-to-look that you’d wear on Valentine’s day–that means putting on the makeup and outfit that will make you feel at your best.

So what are your Valentine’s day plans–better yet, what will be your look on that special day?

Opt for a little red dress or go for a flirty mini skirt and pair it with classic winged eyes and pink blush to woo your date for Valentine’s Day, say experts.

Here are some tips by celebrity stylist Minisha Mendonza and make-up artist Gayetri Chakravarthy to be Valentine’s Day-ready. Have a look!

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* Little red dress (LRD): A red short sew dress teamed up with metallic stilettos or black boots finished with a red clutch and a black jacket and you are ready to rock the date night.

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Make-up tip: Keep it simple and elegant with make-up. A classic winged eyeliner and a matte red lip will do wonders. If you not a fan of red lips then team the eyeliner with a nude shade that suits the skin colour. Keep the skin fresh and dewy by adding a little highlighter on the higher planes of the face such as cheekbones.

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* Be flirty with pink: Layer of flirty mini skirt (denim) with different shades of pink off-shoulder top. Complete the look with clear sunglasses, pink glitter sketchers or or flats.

Make-up tip: Opt for highlighted dewy skin. Add some soft pink blush and choose a pink lip colour. Make sure the lips are matte if you keep the skin dewy and glossy. Don’t forget to layer a lot of mascara to open up those eyes.

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* Opt for nude coloured garments: Nude coloured ensembles have become a rage because of reality TV star Kim Kardashian sisters. A nude coloured short skirt with a white crop top or sweatshirt. Throw a lot of rose gold accessories. Keep it classy by adding up nude ballerinas and to cut the monotony a brown sling bag and you are ready for the date.

Make-up tip: Keep it super simple with this look. Soft pink lips, groomed brows. Don’t forget to add blush, it gives beautiful dimensions to the face without doing much.

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Don’t overdo stress or make-up on wedding day

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New Delhi, Jan 22: Don’t go overboard by giving your eyes and lips a dramatic makeover and preferably choose a balance look. Also, ensure you remain stress-free to look your best, suggest experts.

Nalin Verma, Co-Founder, Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetolgy and Puniti, Beauty Expert at 7 Shades by Puniti Unisex Salon, have shared tips:

* The main idea of a perfect bridal make-up look is to accentuate the best features, and at the same time, keep the overall look simple, yet gorgeous. As it is, Indian brides are loaded with jewellery and heavy dresses. So, it is best to keep the make-up natural.

* If you want a classic bridal look, opt for vermillion red, coral red, deep red and pink red lip colours. Ditch pastel or nude shades.

* Highlight eyes or lips, not both. Fresh and effortless make-up styles are dominating the modern bridal trend. Lips could be kept moist or matte depending on the event.

* For blushing cheeks, shades of pink, red and orange are the colours of choice for most brides.

* Mascara is a good option to give a neat look to the eye lashes.

* In order to obtain a long-lasting look, start by cleansing your face well and then patting it dry to ensure that there are no traces of dirt or oil on the face.

* Indian brides love gold eye make-up since it goes well with their red, fuchsia, or green lehengas, ghagras, or heavy saris. So, if you want to play it safe, this is the color to go with.

Paint the eyelids with a gold or peachy pink shade, and use some charcoal shadow on the exterior lid contours to give a subtle, smoky effect. You can achieve this by using a brown shade on the inner crease area.

You can also use golden eye shadow instead of silver for the brow bones.

* If you are hiring a make-up artist, make sure you explain what you need clearly. Explaining things in advance will help you get the look you want. If the make-up artist is new, then it is always recommended to get a trial session before your wedding day.

* Ward off stress hormones: You need to relax and shun off all the stress. It is difficult to practice but stress can take a toll on your skin, making it look worse.

* Take care of puffy eyes: Use chamomile tea bags over the eyes to make them appear less puffy. Using normal tea bags may stain your skin.

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Let that Punjabi suit do the talking this Lohri

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New Delhi, Jan 11: With the Lohri festival approaching, it’s time for all you ladies out there to begin your fashion fiesta. Dont let the chilling weather take away the enthusiasm of the festival. Whether it is an Anarkali or a straight-fit kurta, go out there and have fun.

Designers Prarena Grover, of the brand Prarena Grover, and Ritu Yadav, of the brand Hyacinth, Clothing and Jewellery, lists ideas to jazz up your festive wear.

* Typical patiala style: This has been a favourite over the years, especially amongst newly-wed brides. Don a Punjabi-style patiala salwar kameez in bold colours with traditional zardozi work. A knee-length patiala suit is the ideal choice.

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* Anarkali suits: This look is popular among fashionistas right now. It is an excellent combination of ethnic style and ease. You can pick an anarkali piece in bright hues. This voluminous outfit is high on grace and has a warmth attached to it.

* Long kurta with straight pants: If classic patialas or anarkalis are not your thing, then you can settle for a long kurta and straight-fit pants. With this style you are sure to set a new fashion trend for the Lohri function. Try a georgette or silk long-shirt with embellishments and team it up with patterned pants.

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* Flared kurtas: If you love the flares, opt for knee-length flared kurtas in bright colours. This is turning out to be a hot favourite among the fashion brigade. Go for kurtas in gold and antique embroidery with a flowing sharara-style salwar to complete the look.

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* Jacket-style kurta: Try a kurta option in the jacket style, as it is not only elegant and stylish but will keep you warm on a cold night.

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