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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Must Have Accessories this Season

Accessories trends this season

Accessories are going to be bigger this season than they have ever been. So here’s a quick update for you so that you don’t lag behind.

 

Scarves and Stoles, from basic single color to bold prints, not to forget animal prints, all will be instrumental in making a style statement this season.

Colorful Handbags, totes, pleated hobos, clutch bags are all in vogue, indulge in colors and stay away from basic black and nudes.

Belts, thick sash belts, chain belts, braided leather belts are some of the most desirable options.

Banglesglass, wooden, metallic, multicolored will all look good.Bangle Glitz

Oversized Jewelry from huge statement necklaces, oversized hoops to gigantic cuffs,  this season is all about bold jewelry.

Sunglasses – brightly colored frames and Aviators are in vogue this season so, make sure that you do buy a few.

 

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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?

 

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.

 

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Costume Jewelry- The Latest Fad

fashion jewelry

fashion jewelry

So many weddings to attend and you don’t want to spend too much on jewelry, neither repeat your stuff. Well, Costume jewelry is the easy solution.

Have a bright outfit and you don’t want to wear that gold chain again….well match it up with costume jewelry in the same shade.

Don’t want to move around wearing millions around your neck… costume jewelry again provides a safer option.

Costume jewelry has gained tremendous popularity recently owing to its versatility and variety, myriad hues and affordability. It offers a cost effective yet glamorous option for those with a penchant for ornaments. It helps in keeping up with the latest trends without burning a whole in your pocket as well as providing a safer option. Real jewelry can be a sound investment in uncertain times. But for most of us, the new reality calls for faux — small indulgences that can make an old frock seem new.

Also known as imitation jewelry, fashion jewelry and junk jewelry, it comes in various shapes, sizes and texture and is made of materials as diverse as metal, glass, stones, crystals and even plastic. The variety costume jewelry can offer is unparalleled. You can find something to beautify each part of your body. From necklaces, earrings and hair ornaments to nose rings, toe rings, anklets, maang tikka, armlets and bangles… name it and you have it!

Some of the most popular types of fashion jewelry are-

Cubic Zircon Jewelry

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Designer Kundan Jewelry

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Lacquer Jewelry

Faux Gold Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Stone Studded Jewelry

Wooden Jewelry

Trendy Wooden Bangle
Trendy Wooden Bangle

Shell, paper, terracotta, glass are some of the other popular fashion jewelry.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and choose what suits you and your mood the best because fashionable Costume Jewelry not only makes women different and more stylish but in Coco Chanel’s own words, adorns and makes her more beautiful too.

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Happy Shopping!!!!

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.

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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

We are Going Global!

Hi Everyone!

 

India is going Global! This phrase has recurred at innumerable junctures. And the latest instance to proclaim this has been at the Olympics. The Indian athletes did make a mark but what has set the tongues wagging is the use of a Bollywood song by athletes from Israel.

 

The Israelite gymansts performed their routine on a song from the Farah Khan directed movie Om Shanti Om. A song from this movie was also used by participants at an American dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

 

Its amazing to see Bollywood to gain such popularity. That Bollywood leaves a mark on Indians in India & abroad is undisputed but these instances prove that it has made a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide. And for all Bollywood fans, its a moment of great pride and joy.

 

Our message to our Bollywood stars is, Way to Go!!

 

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