Tell me who is not in love with Swarovski? Yes, I am talking about original Swarovski crystals with genuine seal & hologram and more so on clothes of fine fabrics and fluid length and speaking of soft flowy attires that can make any girl fall in love with herself. And with what designer Rajdeep Ranawat has to offer with his latest resort/cruise 2016 collection entitled “An Escape To Italy” in his flagship store at Meharchand Market it’s the gentle holiday breeze of summers and these bright oranges, flowy whites, aquamarines, turquoises, indigos all so vibrant & detailed with Swarovski crystals and buttons and with beads in colours of Aurora borealis, light rose and light sapphire.
What happened at the Satya Paul showroom at DLF Promenade recently… Any guesses? ChicLifeByte readers this time it was King Khan’s wife & the first lady of Bollywood, Gauri Khan, the enigmatic diva who presented Satya Paul’s Spring Summer 2016 collection ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ commemorating the brand’s 30th anniversary in the Indian fashion industry.
It’s time to celebrate womanhood in the form of women empowerment by bringing together two beautiful & gorgeous women- entrepreneur Tanaya Walia & jewellery designer Kusum Jain for a fashion show & exhibition “Celebrating Womanhood” featuring 20 power ladies & 10 women designers plus jewellery auction in aid of Joining Hands by MCF, an NGO working towards upliftment of underpriviledged girls, the jewellery being vintage & Rajwara in diamonds, polki, pearls & precious stones that looked dazzling on the models walking on the stage.
Inspired by the iconic Pippi Longstocking, Péro by Aneeth Arora at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016 was all about gingham checks. Pippi loves venturing out & stitching poppies to her boring uniform and make it creative because she loves the poppy fields, the red poppies and melting temptations of lemon & sugar like Mr. Nelson.
Pankaj & Nidhi the duo ready with their Autumn Winter collection at the Day 3 of Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016 with the military touches, the discipline & uniforms plus the authoritative march & caps and medals of military & traditions of questions in succession. Pankaj was an army so grew up surrounded by uniforms. The collection is inspired from the attire of the European cavalries of the 18th and 19th centuries during which the pomp & splendour of martial uniforms were at their richest apex.
An enchanting & gala evening was recently hosted by Rekha Mohan for the showing of Lucknavi Libaas, a collection inspired by the intricate work of Chikankari, the famous embroidery from the old lanes of Lucknow.
Rekha Mohan is not the quintessential clichéd personality but much more. She has spent most of her time being a serial entrepreneur dabbling with ventures such as education as well as keeping alive the art of ‘Chikankari’ which is an ancient from of white floral embroidery, intricately worked with needle and raw thread on various fabrics which dates back to centuries and is still practiced in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Team ChicLifeByte was recently invited to Delhi Club House for the launch of Platinoir by Mehak & Ashish, being new in the industry, we were honestly not expecting something great…but when we saw the collection we were in for a surprise. The place was buzzing with mannequins wearing sequins on pastels which made for the perfect Spring Summer outfits. It wasn’t just the outfits, it was the whole look- even shoes to go with the outfits!!
The brand was actually launched three months back through a soft launch for family and friends. Platinoir is designed for the coolest girl in the room who can pull off a chic yet glamorous outfit, it’s for someone who is fashion-forward and has no inhibitions. The designs are a combination of individuality, classy and urban essence with comfort and versatility. The SS’16 collection could easily be confused for couture, for the drapery and intricate embellishments and appliqués are just short of a dream – design and craftsmanship both inextricably intertwined.
The most awaited show of Day 1 at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016 was Gaurav Gupta. With the half moon light, pre-preparations, dolling up of models, the surprise venue, the floor length dresses or the shoulder cresses from the maker & creator Gaurav Gupta, I could his starry eyes excited & geared up during the rehearsals.
Reliance Trends has always stood out for its styles, collection, association and locations and this time, it’s a good news for fashionistas based out of Jaipur. The Pink City is fast emerging and is leaving no stone unturned to be the fashion capital so why would the brands be behind. That’s the reason Reliance Trends is making its way to the Pink City as the brand opens its first concept store at the huge and fashionable Gaurav Tower Central Mall at Malviya Nagar. Any guesses for who inaugurated it? Fashionista and Bollywood star Ileana D’Cruz!!
What is the best way to glam up an outfit? I am sure we all have different ways but what I personally swear by is accessories.
Recently while surfing the net I stumbled upon a website www.abitofme.in and believe me I was awestruck with the never ending options of Neck Pieces, Earrings, Bracelets, Brooches, Scarf Holders, Waist Chains, Head Pieces, Anklets, Body Chains, Rings. From beads to pearls, they had it all in the finest of designs. The best part was that they did have a great collection of accessories for women but they also have a great collection for men from Bow Ties, Cufflinks, Lapel Pins, Tie Pins, Collar Buttons to Party Ties and Suspenders