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.

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Khan vs. Khan

Aamir KhanCall them arch rivals or good competitors, the Shahrukh Khan vs. Aamir Khan War has been fought time and again over the last decade. Surprisingly there has been no clear winner because both SRK and Aamir Khan, being the perfectionist they are, have a humungous fan following.

With the slight delay in the release of Shahrukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi it’s again set to clash with Aamir’s Ghajini this year. The two films are also the first releases this year of both the Khans after their two respective successful films last year — Om Shanti Om and Taare Zameen Par. Both turned out to be huge commercial hits.

With the two biggest movies of the year about to clash at box office, the actors are not leaving any stone unturned in the promotion of their respective movies. Aamir Khan recently asked theatre staff of Big Cinemas and PVR, which is playing Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, to adopt the Ghajini hair cut. It is evident: you are watching Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi with the aura of Ghajini around you!

Asked what SRK thought of Aamir Khan’s recent strategy for Ghajini, Shahrukh Khan claimed, “I think it is a good strategy. You take the biggest brand in the country that is SRK and then use that platform to publicize yourself. I think Aamir rocks. The problem is that I cannot use any another brand because there is no one bigger than me”.

The cold war between the duos can very well be estimated from their comments. Addressing the media, at the launch function of Filmfare magazine’s latest issue Shahrukh said “There cannot be any competition with me. I’m the biggest brand in the country. I am always there to endorse for everyone, but the saddest part is that no one is there to endorse for me as there is no brand bigger than me.”

Reacting to Shahrukh’s statement, Aamir said: “He has been speaking about himself for last 20 years so there is nothing new about it.Shahrukh Khan

Well the Bollywood industry is sure going to be in a fix, with both the Khans drawing swords at each other, but despite the result, as to who wins and who looses out, the viewers are sure to have a great time. Keep up the good work, Khans! We love you both!

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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.

 

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The Unforgettable Tour continues…..

The Unforgettable Tour – part 2

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.

 

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India in Beijing and Beyond…

08/08/08 08:08pm: a grand spectacle unveils at the Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China.

Never have seen a ceremony of such scale and proportion. It left the world awestruck with its brilliant display, innumerable performers and mesmerising fireworks. It compelled the world to sit up and take note that China has come of age. This Olympian revision was simultaneous with a growing concern in India, which is pushing people to take note.

 

Indian performance at the Olympics has never been even worth a mention. The dismal display of sporting prowess never elicited a response. However, this time around the story is a little different. And the difference is that this time, a few players gave it their all to come out triumphant. Players like Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar, Vijender Kumar have shown extraordinary skill, technique, focus, perseverance and drive. The winning attitude, conventionally thought missing in the Indian genetic makeup, distinguished them from their predecessors. However, they are lone warriors who are dependant primarily on themselves. What of those sports that require people to work together as a team? They remain conspicuous by their absence in the medals tally.

It has started the debate all over again- are we a country obsessed with Cricket and oblivious to all else?

Why are our hockey, football and other teams being meted out the stepmotherly treatment?

When will this change?

The solution is not to ignore Cricket but is to develop respect and infrastructure for sports as a whole and other games specifically. It should not be just the individual stretching himself to bring national glory, but the state realising that it is encumbent on it to provide the right platform for the immense talent going waste in India.

And, we should also realise that it is not enough to embrace and applaud our players when they bring laurels to the country but it is extremely important to encourage them to perform their best when they go through rigorous preparation and support them in their periods of trial as well.

 

 

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…

 

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Favourite Bollywood Diva

Hi there!!

 

This edition of CarmaWorld Style & Shopping Guide brings to you….

 the very stylish….

 the scintillating….

 the gorgeous….

 Bollywood Divas.

 

We all love them in their many avatars in our movies and dream of looking like them. So, tell us which one is your Favourite Bollywood Diva.

Post your comments & vote for your Favourite Bollywood Diva. Vote Now!

 

You can also be the CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva

Just take part in our CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva Contest at http://carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com….

Hurry Now!!!

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Kajol

Kajol

Rani Mukherjee

Rani Mukherjee

  
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

 

 

The Unforgettable Tour – the show begins

Hi Everyone!!

 

India is going Global! So is the Indian. All we need to do is take a look at the newspaper to realise that Indians are leaving their mark all over the world. Whether it is the nuclear deal with USA or Abhinav Bindra winning the first individual gold medal for India at the Beijing Olympics, Indira Nooyi or Sunita Williams…there is no stopping us.

 

Our Hindi Film industry has always been at the forefront of this globalisation process. Our actors have time and again proved their mettle in films from various countries. The latest buzz in the industry are the World Tours. The crème de la crème of Bollywood is travelling around the world to entertain people.

 

One such tour is the Unforgettable Tour going on these days. With Bollywood royalty, swish sets, swanky costumes and mesmersing performances, they have taken the world by storm.

 

The success of such tours has proved that Bollywood is a rage not just with Indians but with people all over the world.

 

These success stories herald the age of India proving that India is truly Incredible!

 

Here’s to Incredible India, Cheers!

 

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