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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LIFW 2009

SRK at LIFW

Naomi at LIFW

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genelia-dsouza_tushar-kapoor at LIFW

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Great Styling Secrets for a Beautiful You

Katrina Kaif the Style Diva

Katrina Kaif the Style Diva

Confused about your looks? Want to know some great tips to look chic and stylish all the time? Well here are some great styling secrets that will help you achieve the desired effect. 

 

 

Choose colors that complement you, wear a flattering color next to your face. For this you do need to know which hues work best for you but that should not restrict you to a limited number of colors. Hold up colors close to your face to see which ones bring out your skin tone, eye color and hair the best. Experiment and add colors to your wardrobe!

Accessorize Well, without adding too much bling, after all you do not want to end up looking like a Christmas tree. The idea is to either focus on dress or accessories and not on both. If you are wearing something simple team it up with a statement necklace, bold jewelry, a bright scarf or a stunning clutch. On the contrary, if your dress has too many embellishments or heavy embroidery go low on jewelry. After all accessories are to add a bit of sparkle and not to overwhelm!

 

Play up Your Best Feature, and dress for your body type. Make sure that you highlight your assets, be it your long legs, lustrous hair or something as simple as gorgeous smile. You don’t have to do something too dramatic to show off your best feature, rather just make sure that your look enhances it. Don’t let anything overpower your asset.

 

Stock up on Classics because trends come and go. One of the first steps to building a classic, timeless look is getting off the fashion fad track. Trend-proof your wardrobe and develop a lasting, timeless style with essential pieces that will keep you looking fabulous for e.g. a strand of pearls, bright scarves, black trousers, or that evergreen ‘ little black dress’.

 

Experiment The idea is to push the limits of your wardrobe and experience innovative looks. Try brighter shades if you dress in sober colors, go for a skirt if you are a jeans girl, get a new pair of heels and do away with your shoes. Don’t follow models and actresses blindly, because most often what they wear is impractical and uncomfortable for you!

 

Be Bold, break the rules and make your own statement. Add a dramatic touch with smoky eyes, metallic dress glamorous accessories or statement jewelry. But do remember not to over do it!

 

Oodles of confidence and a killing smile are the assets which will differentiate you from the crowd. So, put your best foot forward and win all hearts.

Right Hair do, after all at the end it’s all about the hair. Don’t go over the board with a complicated beehive; rather keep it simple if you have beautiful, healthy hair. Try out some chic hair accessory for that stunning affect!

 

Don’t end up being a fashion victim, find you own unique look and your own signature style. After all what is more important is to be comfortable and carry yourself well rather than be a drama queen straight from the red carpet.

 

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick out trendy jewelry, gorgeous accessories and stylish ensembles and make your own style statement.

Bollywood Celebrities Who Ruled the Web In 2008

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

    Katrina Kaif
    The rising star of Indian Film Industry, Katrina Kaif was the undisputed No.1 in the “Most Popular Bollywood Celebrity” list, according to Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist List — a compilation of most searched terms on the internet released every year. Her name also figures at No.3 in the ‘Fast Rising Searches’ category and at No.10 in the ‘Most Popular Searches’ category. In fact she is the only human to feature in the Top 10 ‘Most Popular Searches’ category which otherwise features keywords as diverse as Orkut, Gmail, Google, Youtube, Indian railways, and Cricket. She also bagged the IIFA Award for the Best Female Style Icon in 2008.

    Aishwarya Rai
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the former beauty queen continues to remain popular among the Indian cyber crowd. She is one of the few Indian Celebrities whose wax model was put on display at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.

    Salman Khan
    The heartthrob of Bollywood, Salman Khan remains the hot favorite and the third most searched celebrity. He recently made news for launching his popular show “Dus Ka Dum” on the small screen in style and bagged the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievement in entertainment. This fitness freak is the fourth Indian actor to be replicated as a wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.

    Hrithik Roshan
    Hritik Roshan features fourth in the Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist list. His perfect body and chiseled looks go a long way in making him one of the most popular Indian actors.

    Kareena Kapoor
    This glamorous Indian beauty gained popularity in 2008 for all the known reasons and started a world wide debate on promotion of size zero.

    Shahid Kapoor
    The Chocolaty boy, Shahid Kapoor features sixth in this list. This handsome hunk is most remembered for his role in Jab We Met and his racing dancing tracks, not to mention his absolute perfectionism.

    Deepika Padukone
    This gorgeous actress seems to have the Midas touch, as every film associated with her turns to be a super hit. A model turned actress, she was recently in news for her romantic interest in Ranbir Kapoor.

    Shahrukh Khan
    After ruling the Bollywood industry for more than a decade, King Khan surprisingly features at a low number eight in this list.

    Mallika Sherawat
    The sex icon of Bollywood features at number nine. She seems to have lost a bit of her search popularity. Time to hone your acting skills lady!

    Genelia D’Souza
    The biggest surprise in the top ten is the entry of the bubbly Genelia D’Souza. Though she is only ranked No.10; she is making great progress as a searchable Bollywood celebrity. This charming young lady seems to be gaining considerable momentum in her popularity, ever since her Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Fame.

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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….

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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

 

 

Katrina Kaif – The Style Diva

 

 

 

Hi there!

 

A whiff of fresh air! A camera’s delight! A gorgeous beauty!

Katrina Kaif is all this and more. This gorgeous beauty has won the hearts of fans all over the world and is on her way to be the uncrowned queen of Bollywood.

 

This part Indian girl started out as a model and reigned supreme on the ramp before turning her sights to the world of Bollywood. After an extremely forgettable debut, she has gone on to give blockbuster hits one after the other.

 

The lethal combination of spectacular beauty, alluring sensuality and a great sense of style has made her stand first in the reckoning for the Style Diva. She tweaks the latest fashion trends to suit her own personal style sensibilities. Whether it is simple or glamorous, traditional or contemporary, she can carry it off with pizzazz and aplomb.

She is definitely the style inspiration for millions of women today.

 

So, here’s to Katrina Kaif – Hail Style Diva!!

 

You can also be the CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva!

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