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

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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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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