Lakme India Fashion Week

Lakme India Fashion Week
It was glamour, fun, and five days of fabulous fashion showcased at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) fall-winter 2009/10. The show ended with the Grand finale presented by designer Anamika Khanna who showcased her BridalSutra Line.

The designs were inspired by Indian style aesthetics and are more wearable than ever with Indian handloom, embroidery, and indigenous prints ruling desi designer’s ensembles.

The emerging trends this year are surely lean silhouettes, voluminous sleeves, scooped backs and utterly feminine ensembles. Designers innovatively used pleats to offer an element of fit and flow. The colors of the season are blacks, greys, deep wine reds and ochre yellow.
Taking confident strides, models flaunted ensembles with fantastic cuts such as lehengas teamed with a slim golden belt, churidaars peeping under the sarees, pastel shades with golden borders of one-shoulder kaftans, bordered kurtas with interesting knots in fabrics, which reflected the confluence of many states and cultures.

The designers who stood out were Nachiket Barve and Rahul Mishra, both for superb cuts and wearability, Rishta by Arjun (Saluja) for a strong, graphic collection, Walnut for its sheath dresses and Wendell Rodricks, Narendra Kumar and Manish Gupta for their wearable collections for Westside. Anamika Khanna weaved together an Indian heritage accompanied by a modern eclectic touch. With color, craft and texture as her forte, ensembles wowed the audience

Bollywood was part of the event with likes of John Abraham and Mugdha Godse walking for designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Jiah Khan for Sunaina puri, Arbaaz Khan for Wendell Rodericks and Anil Kapoo for Kunal Rawal. Katrina Kaif walked for Barbie, all in pink! International Supermodel Naomi Campbell created waves with her stunning presence on the ramp, while SRK and Akshay Kumar caused sensations.

Take a look!

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The Best of Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week

India’s biggest fashion trade event, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Spring/Summer 2009, recently concluded in New Delhi. In its 12th year, WLIFW along with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) aimed at providing a platform for new talents to showcase their potential. A total of 87 designers participated in this mega event.

 

 

The event brought with it new colors, new trends and new fashion. The most popular at the show were short skirts, balloon tops, flowy tunics and dresses. Cotton and silk were the main fabrics and the color palette ranged from hot oranges and pinks to pastels and hues of navy and green.

 

 

It’s time to brush up your wardrobe and get in tune with this season’s trends. Here are some of the best and most wearable trends of fashion week.

  Deepika

 

 

 

 

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The Way to your Woman’s Heart

win your womanYou don’t always need diamonds or expensive presents to make a woman feel loved, all you need is a loving and understanding heart and a desire to make her feel special. Here are some great ideas to win you lady love and discover the way to her heart.

Spend time with her, be it a long drive, an evening stroll, morning coffee or a hobby class make sure that both of you spend some time together where you don’t let your responsibilities or worries interfere .

Make her feel special, appreciate her, compliment her, let her know how lucky you are to have her in your life.

Add an element of surprise, don’t wait for a special occasion to celebrate, rather celebrate when ever you need a lift or as often as you can. Leave little love notes to be found here and there, plan an exotic gateway, book a candlelight dinner just for the two of you, be innovative and she’ll love you for it.

Be a romantic at heart, buy her flowers for no special reason, cook her, a special meal, sing a song or better dedicate a poem, watch her favorite movie with her, little things like these go a long way in strengthening your relationship.

Win her trust, share your feelings and understand her needs too. Be her best friend first, if you want to be her lover. Let her know that you care and that she can count on you, always!

Shower her with love, don’t wait for your anniversary or her birthday to say ‘I Love You’, say it as often as you can and let the magical charm of these three words do wonders for you.

Pamper her, love her, once in a while do her chores, you have no idea how happy she will be. Buy her a nice little present, it need not be something very expensive but thoughtful and personalized. Buy her the latest novel from her favorite author or a single rose, a dress or a beautiful piece of jewelry, a fabulous accessory like a clutch bag.

Be thoughtful, remember your anniversary and the day your first met, her mother’s birthday and her likes and dislikes too! Let her know that you’ll always be there for her, no matter what.

Always remember that she is worth all your efforts so make sure that you do try your best. So celebrate her and your love and discover the wonders of a loving glance and affectionate words, a thoughtful gesture and a romantic heart, after all winning a lady has never been so easy.

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick out everything you need, from apparels to jewelry, accessories and even more, and make your beloved feel loved and wanted.

Hottest Fashion Trends to Beat the Chill This Winter

sweater-dressJust because it’s winters, doesn’t mean you have to look plain and dull. Get ready to stay warm in style this season and beat the cold with hottest trends. The trendiest looks of winter demand colorful choices, architectural clothing shapes and bold combination of different pieces. Here are some useful tips to help build your fall wardrobe.

Add Colors When it comes to colors there’s no bigger hue than purple this winter! Though blacks, whites and grays go great this season but a splash of red and purple here and there adds a special glamorous touch. Wear contrast colors and make a style statement with a printed shirt or pant (use one at a time). Just because this is the coldest time of the year it does not need to be dull and boring, so be bold and play with colors.

Layers The trick to a stylish fall is to experiment with layers. Try a solid color under-shirt, a button-down over that, and perhaps even a sweater or vest on top. Let the layering do the work of keeping you warm and look for a more stylish, lighter alternative to the life-preserver overcoat.

Jackets and Coats
Cropped jackets, blazers, military or wrap coat, you have loads of options to choose from. Pick one that suits your body type and is comfortable for you.

Sweater Dress The sweater dress is the new sensation this winter. The fact that you can wear it many ways is the main advantage. Pair it up with opaque leggings and boots and you are ready to go. Team it up with sheer stockings and statement necklace and be sure to leave a mark!

Leggings Tights and leggings are going to be really big this winter! Sheer black leggings, opaque tights in glossy and shiny style, colored and patterned tights are some of the most popular ones.

Mufflers Stoles and Scarves The trendiest way to beat the chill is to experiment with scarves and mufflers. Try tying it in different styles and opt for a variety of prints. A silk scarf is a great accessory but if you are more practical go for hand knit woolen mufflers.

Shoes When it comes to footwear, women have loads of options in winter. Booties, ankle length boots, knee length boots are all hot, and no matter what your heel preference is, there’s plenty of variety!

Accessories Accessories are going to be really bold this season. Look out for statement necklaces, chunky earrings, narrow belts, smart clutch bags, and stone studded jewelry.

Welcome this winter with open arms and bright hues and stay warm in the most fashionable way! Mix and match, add layers and make your style more dramatic with the right use of colors.

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick up everything you need from apparels to accessories, home furnishing to jewelry, to keep yourself warm and stylish this winter.

Nandita Das in Toronto

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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

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 .

 

 

 

Be a Diva!

Hi there!

 

Every girl dreams of being a princess with a fairy tale life that continues, with a knight in shining armour, as happily ever after. Well, reality doesn’t always cooperate but that doesn’t mean we don’t cherish our silver linings. And we don’t need a shining knight to make us feel like a princess.

All you need is the confidence, the belief and the attitude. Once you believe it, the world shall definitely follow.

So, bring out that confidence, belief and attitude, adorn yourself in your finery, give it your own creative, contemporary twist and show it to the world that you have all it takes to be a Diva.

Grab the opportunity that CarmaWorld has brought to live your dream, be in the spotlight.

Come be a Diva!