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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How to maintain your Jewelry

Hi all!!

 

A woman’s jewelry is her prized possession. It is brought out on special occasions to adorn her and make her look absolutely spectacular. Any piece of jewelry is imbued with emotions, memories and nostalgia- it could have been bought for that most special wedding day or handed down as a heirloom from a great grandmother, and then there is always that aspiration to hand it down to a daughter or daughter-in-law who will cherish it the way you have.

 

The primary concern through all this is how to maintain and preserve your jewelry to ensure that it retains its lustre as long as one continues to wear it.

 

Well, to dispel all that anxiety, here are a few pointers to keep your jewelry glittering.

 

  • Put your jewelry into your jewelry box or a soft bag, where it is safe from air, moisture and sunlight.
  • Use a clean, soft and dry cloth to clean your jewelry after you take it off so that there is no residue left to spoil it.
  • Take off your jewelry when you sleep, bathe, swim and while playing.
  • If your piece of jewelry has precious stones in it, then you need to be extra careful.
  • Try not to overdo the use of cleaners as it can lead to discoloration.
  • Make sure your jewelry is dry before you store it.
  • Try and avoid contact with chemical constituents as they can corrode your jewelry.

 

Just keeping a few things can make your jewelry last forever.

 

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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!!

 

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