The Best of Oscars Red Carpet

Divas at Oscars

The 81st Annual Awards were a stunning display of sparkles, glam and neutrals. Though the celebrations were toned down this year with lots of natural-hued gowns but that doesn’t mean there was less glamour than years past. Ivory, icy gray, cream, and champagne gowns were rampant but divas like Natalie added a dash of color with bright hues as well. The best of Oscars is as follows:

 

 

  • Taraji P. Henson was a real beauty. It’s nice to see someone with a sophisticated bob walk the red carpet. The ethereal layers on this gown are gorgeous. And that train is so dramatic.
  • Anne Hathway looks white-hot in her sparkly strapless gown.
  • Kate Winslet knows how to shine on the red carpet and this Yves Saint Laurent gown is no exception. Its asymmetrical design is perfect for showing off her curvier shape and her fabulous retro hair keeps it simple. miley-cyrus
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  • Miley Cyrus sizzled in an ivory silk chiffon beaded v-neck ball gown with a tiered skirt.
  • Penelope Cruz looks stunning. The beading, the tulle, the strapless bodice—a perfect combination. She looks like a princess, which is a good thing because she actually won! sjp
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  • Sarah Jessica Parker goes for the princess look in this “barely mint” Dior Haute Couture gown, cinched at her tiny waist with an embellished belt giving her gown a more dramatic feel.
  • Frieda Pinto looked stunning in a royal blue gown with sequined detailing and one sleeve. Everything on Freida Pinto is simple, except perhaps her dress. She has gorgeous shiny hair, divine skin, a perfect combination!

You loved them, but now is the time to decide on one ultimate. Who will earn the Oscars crown according to you? Do share your views.

Top Ten fashion trends for Spring 2009

 

2009 Spring Trends

2009 Spring Trends

Spring is here at last with some exciting trends-a lot of which we’ll all be able to pull off, no matter what our body type. I think the look in general will be soft and extra-feminine. Check out some of the most interesting trends:

 

  1. Spring is all about colors, so make sure you wear plenty of it. Vivid colors like hot pink and electric blue will be really big.
  2. In vogue this season is the little white dress for its glamour quotient.
  3. Feminine floral prints are also going to make a comeback this spring and butterfly motifs and prints will also be quite popular.
  4. Accessories are going to be really big this season. Opt for long oversized necklaces, big bangles and bold jewelry, stylish handbags.
  5. Jewel encrusted clothing are also going to make a come back and will not be restricted to evening wear. In 2009 they return brighter, bolder, and more elegant. This time pieces are not just embellished but often completely encrusted by jewels; the feeling is luxurious, exotic, and yet the glamour remains somewhat understated.
  6. In Spring fashion tends to get a little more revealing; the combination of sheer and opaque fabric will work wonders. 2009’s sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine.
  7. Flairs, ruffles and bows are also smart options for spring. Look for bows at the shoulders and hips and ruffles at hemlines.
  8. High waisted skirts and pants will make a style statement this season, so make sure you own them.
  9. Single shouldered dresses and tops as well as asymmetric shoulder-lines have made a huge return in 2009. Its versatility and endless possibilities to wear it makes it one of the hottest trends.
  10. Bohemian look will make a powerful statement this season. The best way to pull this off this Spring is to pair a bohemian styled piece with something a bit more conservative like a beige skirt or vest.

Each new season brings with it a sense of excitement. I’m looking forward to vivid colors, bold accessories and feminine prints. Do visit us at www.CarmaWorld.com for an exclusive collection of apparels and accessories and let us know your take on these trends?

 

Shopping & Sales

Hi!!

 

If somebody had to ask you about shopping, what would you say?

 

Well, most women really enjoy shopping. Especially those times when it is absolutely unplanned and you manage to find something you really like. It acts as a great stressbuster and also as a confidence booster.

 

A great shopping expedition renews a woman’s confidence in herself, gives a refreshing boost to her self image and lends a spring to her step.

 

Not that any woman needs a reason to shop but added incentives never harm. And a sale is as a good an incentive as there can be.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Come check out the Grand Festive Sale at CarmaWorld.

See you there! 

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Nandita Das in Toronto

 To recreate Nandita Das’ look from the Toronto Film Festival, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com

The Time is Festive!

 

 

Hi again!

 

Come September, and the anticipation begins, excitement mounts and we wait with baited breath for the festive season to come engulf in its mood of celebration.

 

End of the year is marked by the festive spirit in all cultures and India is no exception. With the confluence of varied elements of varied cultures that India is, our festivities take on a whole new dimension.

 

There is hardly ever a lull period in the Indian festive calender but this period is usually packed to the brim. It begins with Navratras, which are week or longer affair marked by fasts, dandiya raas and vibrant clothes. It is followed almost immediately by Dusshera and Durga Puja.

 

Diwali soon follows to fill our lives with light, fireworks and excitement. The year culminates in the celebration of the birth of Christ and the birth of a whole new year.

 

The mood for all festivities is set by spirit which takes over one and all. The refulgent colours, the bright clothes, exquisite accessories, mouth watering delicacies… it is endless.

 

This season is considered most auspicious and so it coincides with wedding season.

 

The individual expression of all this celebration is the attire. We dress in our best clothes and accessories to join in the jubiliation.

 

This festive season try out the beautiful collection Kurtis at CarmaWorld. Adorn yourself with exquisite jewelry in Polki, Cubic Zircons and Faux Gold or accessorise with a beautiful clutch bag.

 

Bedeck yourself in clothes and accessories from CarmaWorld and be in the spotlight at all weddings and festivities.

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Anarkali Style – The Royal era beckons you

 

Hi there!!

 

Its here, its there….its everywhere!

The latest style silhouette to create waves in Indian fashion are the “Anarkali Style” ensembles.

 

This style is absolutely magnificent. Designed as a billowing kurta, which is cin ched at the waist and then allowed to flow out. Usually teamed with a fitted churidar, it is an ideal silhouette for the Indian body type.

 

The style brings alive the royal splendour of the mughal courts alive and swirling.

 

It has become a rage with one and all – whether its the Bollywood beauties or the girl next door, they have all taken famously to the style.

 

Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Tabu, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Urmila Matondkar, Diya Mirza have all sported this style.

 

For your dose of Indian & Bollywood Style, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com

India makes a Fashion Statement at the Olympics!

Indian Fashion at the Olymics- sounds so out of place. The last thing that our sports contingent managed was to make their presence felt in style.

 

The glorious opening ceremony at the Bird’s Nest saw athletes from around the world proudly walking around the arena. And there were a few who made a fashion statement while at it. While the contingents from USA, France and Australia turned up in designer wear, there were others who turned up in breezy dresses.

 

What were the Indian athletes wearing? The women wore cream colored saris with a border and the men wore sherwanis with red angavastrams. All’s well till you get to know that the outfits were hurriedly sourced from inconspicuous shops in Malviya Nagar and Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Moreover, Sunita Rao and Sania Mirza didn’t even wear the uniforms.

 

Flash back to the Indian Premier League. All the players turned up in uniforms designed by the who’s who of the Indian fashion industry.

 

Aren’t these facts worth a thought?

 

Well, we can only hope that our Sports Ministry will invest a little more time and money in other sports and our players will put up a better show at the next Olympics – both in their performance and their attire.

 

Till then, you keep it stylish with products from http://www.carmaworld.com.

Kurtis – Tradition with a Modern spin

 

 

 

Hi again!

 

Its amazing how the face of Indian fashion is undergoing a dramatic change. Traditional Indian attire is no more limited to salwar kameez and saris but has metamorphosized to accommodate contemporary influences.

Not just that the salwar kameez and sari ensembles have acquired entirely new facets but this process has also churned up a new kind of ensemble – the Kurti.

 

The Kurti or the tunic- is a shorter, smarter and contemporary version of the traditional kurta. It has been a rage on all fashion circuits. Its versatility, smart appeal and convenience has made it a soaring success with women all over the globe.

 

It can be worn with jeans, trousers, long flared skirts, salwars. You can wear a simple Kurti for a day out shopping, or a more dressy version for the night out. The options are endless…

 

To get a Kurti to suit your style, log on to http://www.carmaworld.com/monthpicks.aspx

 

Make a Style Statement this Independence Day!

Hi there!

 

The Independence Day spirit is kicking in, the messages pouring…so how are you going to join in and exclaim “ I am proud to be an Indian”.

 

This time around let your clothes do the talking…

The colours of the Tricolour can be worn in a multitude of permutations and combinations, the choice is endless. You can choose to focus on one colour or flash all three.

You can team a single colour salwar kameez with a tricoloured dupatta. You could also wear a sari for that complete Indian look. If you like it more contemporary, pair a kurti with pants. Team it all with accessories to match – earrings, bangles, bindis, bags.

 

So bring out the saffrons, the whites and the greens from your wardrobe to make a style statement this Independence Day!

 

For an exciting range of kurtis and accessories to make that style statement, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com .

 

 

 

Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

 

The Contemporary Indian Diva. Think you deserve the title- come take part in our contest and win exciting prizes.

 

Create an innovative, contemporary Indian style – a smashing sari look or a stunning kurti style matched with amazing accessories…anything exciting you can think of.

Get creative! Get stylish! Get going!

 

Three best entries will win gift vouchers from CarmaWorld.

 

First prize: Gift Voucher worth $500.

Second prize: Gift Voucher worth $250.

Third prize: Gift Voucher worth $100.

 

How to Participate

 

Step 1. Style yourself in a contemporary look using Indian attire and accessories.

Step 2. Click a picture.

Step 3. Register with Carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com

Step 4. Post your picture in the Photos section.

 

Rules & Regulations

 

1.                  The CarmaWorld team will decide upon the winners and its decision will be final.

2.                  The contestants will be judged on aesthetics, and innovative and contemporary styling.

3.                  The photographs posted should be big and clearly showcase the use of the accessories.

4.                  The photographs posted will become property of CarmaWorld.

5.                  This is a limited period contest.

6.                  Last date for receiving contest entries is August 31st 2008.

7.                  Winners will be announced by September 10th 2008 on both carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com/ and www.carmaworld.com

8.                  Prizes not exchangeable for cash.