My Pick of the Most Unusual Looks from Amazon India Fashion Week

Fashion weeks are always full of so many contrasts - on one hand are the beautiful and inspiring clothes, and then on the other are the mundane and the wtf clothes. This post is about the latter type of clothes.

Designers should express their creativity on the ramp through their clothes, but sometimes this takes a turn for the ultra unusual and these styles are in my opinion, very unusual. Unusual because of the strange cuts, colours or just the putting together of the outfit. Ramp pieces are not meant to be worn as they are, as they express the creativity, and subsequently the more commercial styles become available, but even for ramp pieces - these styles are unusual in my opinion.

I asked a friend of mine who is a non-fashion person and speaks hindi to put the captions. He translated for me and it sounded quite funny!

Mujhe topi aur kurta pehna diya zabardasti

Aise patloon to sirf jail mein pehente hai na?

Plastic ki Bag ke jaise dress pehene ki hamesh ichha thi meri

Baby ko frill pasand hai, lekin yeh to hadh ho gayi

Mummy, thoda gila kar diya, change kar loon?

Mere aas paas nahi aana

Charas? Ganja? Kuch to hoga?

Yeh shiny shiny material bahut chubhta hai

Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hai

Mukje black aur colours randomly join kar ke jacket bahut pasand hai. Daadi ko bhi

Mummy, aapko nahi samjhe ga, yeh fashion hai

Haan, maine kiya khoon. Is jacket mein.

Kahan dekhoon, kya karoon, itne colours aur lines ki dimaag hi nahi kaam karta hai

? = necklace ks shape. @ wala kahan gaya?

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Favourite Recent Looks from Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor is usually on trend and stylishly dressed. So I thought I would pick out some styles from the actress that are uber stylish and look so good!

This is from one of her recent appearances for an event in Calcutta (Kolkata). She is wearing a very stylish 2 piece outfit. The top is a tunic that also has a cape style top part and the bottoms are either a skirt of relaxed fitted pants.

The embroidery on the cape is very trademark of the designer - in golden zardosi on a black base fabric. Does the mommy to be not look stunning?

At another recent appearance, Kareena wore a very stylish long olive coloured Tunic. Why do I like this? because it is simple and she kept the look so stylish. She just added a necklace and a clutch to complete the look. I am not sure of the designer.

I am starting to appreciate maternity fashion a little more, and am thinking that it can be done very stylishly if one looks at the inspirations from Kareena. I can honestly say, rock on girl!

Bollywood Stars who Nailed the Navratri Look

You gotta love bollywood stars and the elaborate shows that the directors put up in movies. And one of the most colourful ones tends to be around the Gujarati festival of Navratri. What is Navratri you ask? And how to nail your look for the festival? Read on!

Navratri, as defined by wikipedia, "is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratrimeans 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra" (also spelled Dasera). Navaratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India and Nepal. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dasera."

The festival is celebrated in gusto around India, but one of the endearing traditions is the Garba, which is a lot of fun and often portrayed in Bollywood movies. This is a colourful festival that involves a lot of dancing, so naturally all of us want to look our absolute best!

How do you dress for such an event? Let us look at Bollywood for some much needed inspiration and see how some movies and stars absolutely nailed their looks.

Who can forget Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and their famous grab routine on Dhol Baaje (I list all the videos at the end of the article). I dont like Aishwarya's style, but salman in his kutch mirror work waistcoat for me absolutely nails it. The style is quirky and yet a nod to the origins of garba in Gujarat.

Deepika and Ranveer in Ram Leela's famous grab scene. I think Ranveer's look is meh, but deepika looks stunning and has nailed it! The beautifully detailed blouse and the flowing skirt are perfect for the garba season. The colours and the freedom of movement are absolutely stunning and perfect!

Nimbooda was a cult classic again from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Aishwarya had the perfect look. A nice vibrant colour and classic styling touches - this is perfect inspiration for a more traditional look that is going to impress. Note the jewellery and accessories - they complete the look in my opinion.

Gracy Singh in a very simple style from Lagaan. I particularly like this style because sometimes you just need to keep it simple so that you can easily dance the evening away without feeling like you are weighed down by 10 kg of accessories. The vibrant colour is important, and she absolutely nailed it.

What do you think? You Agree?

Videos for all the songs / movies listed above:

Beautiful Bridal Lehengas You’ll Wish Were in Your Wardrobe

Brides today are undoubtedly fashion conscious and are clear with what they want. Not ready to settle for anything but the best, modern brides are looking for new and trendy attires to wear on their special day. No wonder, the bridal couture has moved away from merely the traditional red and has become more unconventional, trendy and yet as luxurious as ever.

When it came to bridal lehengas, the options are varied and can be suited to the bride’s personal taste. From tasteful and subtle shades to intricately embroidered lehengas studded with expensive stones, the options are endless. Even the colours vary from the traditional red to something as conventional as black or blue. Despite that, most of today’s bridal designs combine beautiful Indian detailing with modern cuts and incorporate minimalist yet elegant embroidery with mature colours.

Keeping this in mind, let us take a look at ten of the most amazing bridal lehngas ever worn!

1. Having a heavily embroidered cropped blouse paired with a wide ghargra, this design comes from the 2015 bridal collection of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and has a deep luxurious feel to it. The pink and orange colours combined with the gold detailing are perfectly suited to a bride and will look gorgeous at any wedding.

2. This unconventional lehnga by Tarun Tahiliani is full of vibrant colours. The unique blouse, the mehndi lehenga are all eye catching and will make any bride glow on their wedding day.

3. Coming straight from Anita Dongre’s Bridal Collection of 2015, this pink lehenga features beautiful in a shiny silver colour. The delicate dupatta rounds out the design and any bride would be delighted to get her hands on this beautiful piece.

4. Sabyasachi has always been known for his intricate patterns and royal designs. This magenta lehenga is no different and the elaborate detailing immediately gives a luxurious look to the whole outfit.

5. This Pink and Mint Combo by Anarkali is another bridal lehenga that any bride would be lucky to wear. Full of ornate designs and a fine dupatta to complement, it has a regal appeal.

6. This wedding outfit by Sabyasachi may be a little unconventional but nobody can deny that it looks gorgeous! Bright and shiny is the rule of the day and that is why this amazing bridal lehenga with its shimmery look will always be a classic!

7. This design from the Rohit Bal Bridal Collection of 2015 is another timeless piece that brings out the traditional colours in a contemporary design that is elegant and graceful. Heavily patterned in gold, this maroon and red lehenga is a perfect bridal outfit.

8. This subtle bridal piece by Satya Paul takes the trending ombre concept and incorporates it into a beautiful bridal lehenga. Although a bit less ornate than the usual bridal outfits, it is perfect for the bride looking for something elegant and understated!

9. This unconventional lehenga design by Manish Malhotra comes with a beautiful trail. Incorporating a Western element, the trail adds glamour and richness to this gorgeous lehenga.

10. Another conventional bridal lehenga, this design comes from Manish Malhotra’s Bridal Collection of 2015. Having a beautiful golden halter neck crop top as a blouse that is paired with a heavily embroidered red and golden lehenga, this is a stunning bridal outfit!

My Favourite Show from Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016

A lot of people are going to say that their favourite shows were the ones by the bigger designers like Tarun Tahiliani or Manish Malhotra or Sabyasachi. These shows were great and gorgeous as usual. They showcased beautiful clothes and on display was the vision of each of these legendary designers.

But none of these were my favourite. Why you ask? Let me tell you, but some highlights from these shows - only because they deserve respect.

Tarun Tahiliani

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

My favourite show? The All Plus Size show that was styled by Little Shilpa (you see the contradiction here already?!). The show itself was amazing because of the over the top vision of Little Shilpa.

After all, what is the point of a fashion show if not to delve into the mind of the designer. The clothes are part of the vision, but that is just one part. The theatre and drama are equally important.

Now, does this mean that plus size is now going to be the norm on Indian catwalks and in India? Far from it. I think this is a good first step. But it has to be clear that this is just that - a first step. It is going to take a long time for perceptions to change. And perhaps far longer for acceptance by the general public of the concept of plus size fashion.

Traditionally this segment has been ignored, shunned and even swept under the rug. But this is the first breaking out. And I loved the show for showing the courage to actually address this segment. May there be lots more shows and even more stylish looks to come!