Highlights of Three Days India Runway Week

  • 16-year-old cancer patient’s wish came true when she walked the India Runway Week ramp like a true supermodel.
  • Natasa Stankovic a Serbian model and fame of “DJ Waale Babu song” also walked the ramp for Gauri Couture.
  • Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain.
  • Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio.
  • Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal’s Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul.
  • Mandira Bedi with Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (Transgender rights activist) walked the ramp for the designer walked the ramp for Delhi-based jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal.
  • Shriya Saran Walks the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi.
  • Bollywood Playback singer Sukhwinder Singh, Actress Anita Hassanandani Reddy & TV Actress Vahbiz Dorabjee Dsena walked the ramp for designer Richa Ranawat.
  • Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach ) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana.

New Delhi, 18 April, 2016: The much-awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 6 Summer Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium, with Young startup designers.  The opening show was named as “Fashion Startups of India”, this has happened for the first time when a fashion trade event of this level had eight young designers kicking off the ready-to-wear collections for Summer’16 season. The Opening show was fully financed by IFFD and it presented the collection of eight designers out of thirty young designers of the previous seasons of India Runway Week who participated under “Newgen” category. The names of these young designers are Megha & Jigar, Vishala Shree,  Ankita & Akshita,  Vanica Chhabra, Rahul Kapoor,  Bani Pasricha,  Fahd Khatri and Sanya Garg.  RJ Rocky, RJ Henna & RJ Ashish from Red FM also walked the ramp for Fashion Startups in the opening show.

The Opening show was followed by Snishh by Snidhi and Ishna, Puneet Gupta, Yosshita & Neha, Gauri Couture, Hannah Khianghte

Bani Khurana, Sailesh Singhania, Prachi and Saloni, Sudhanshi Garg, Rohini Gugnani, Pratibha Lalwani last but not least Varija Bajaj.

While sisters Snidhi & Ishana showcased their label SNISHH which is all about dynamic cuts, geometric prints and is a brand meant for those who express themselves through fashion. Puneet Gupta presented an enchanting palette of the very Indian and classic designs and patterns for bride and groom, which was exclusive and classy. Designer Hannah Khianghte showcased classic silhouettes and traditional formal wear that women in Mizoram wear with their Puan (traditional skirt of the Mizos).

Natasha stankovic showcased the collection of Gauri Couture| India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights|

Natasa Stankovic dazzled on the ramp as a showstopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil & Rivendra at India Runway week spring/summer 2016. Looking absloutely resplendent and gorgeous in the collection named “ITRR” inspired from the vintage garden.

Designer Rohini Gugnani showcased her ethnic wear outfits and Rapper Ish Kaur walked the ramp for her. Ish Kaur was wearing a 15 kg lehenga and breaking the norms that a rapper cannot wear ethnic while performing.

Model showcasing the collection of Designer Varija|India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights|

Chesi Anne Basil, the star for the evening, a 16-year-old cancer patient whose only wish was to be a model and walk the ramp. Her motto is to celebrate life and be a role model for so many others who are fighting this deadly disease. VARIJA DESIGN STUDIO is ecstatic to make her wish come true with the help of India Runway Week and Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Once again PAGDI is an ode to women like Chesi who have taken a huge responsibility to make this world a better place. PAGDI at India Runway Week by designer Varija Bajaj, however, is an ode to womanhood. Today, it is women who are actually responsible for laying a strong foundation not only for their family but society as a whole. The show is dedicated to these Women who are today the drivers of growth and future.

The second day of the India Runway week Season 6 celebrated the beauty of different styles women tend to explore sartorially.  The day started with college students doing ramp walk “Think Design” which is a part of the India Runway Week by IFFD celebrating the summer collection 2016. Soak in the paradise of this diverse extravaganza and celebrate the ultimate style. Each INSDIAAN has dexterously worked on every individual collection and extracted the best vision from their creativity. “Bohurupi” label by designer Abhishek Roy caters to a wide range of people and loves to personalize the clothes to the preferences of each customers to match their style and personality.His style is free flowing and earthy. The color palette is filled with rich, bright colors like yellow, red, blue, green, etc., that are mostly inspired by nature like trees flowing in the mild breeze, changing seasons, flowers and so on. In a world that is as mechanical as now, through his designs he tries to break away from the monotonous existence and add a dash of color in daily life.

Label d&n by designer Dheeru Sagar and Nitika Kanodia made that silhouettes as a base of their inspiration and created a whole new range of collection keeping modern Indian woman in mind. The collection is a beautiful amalgamation of Indian heritage embroidery creatively infused with Parisian silhouettes.

“First Edit” by Sonya Shukla specializes in garments that help you to make a sweeping social entrance.  The signature aesthetic of the brand is a triumphant fusion of western silhouettes replete with the traditional workmanship and modern motifs splayed across conventional Indian garments.

The collection comprises of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles. The label Yashika Tejwani is for the woman who is modern, independent, yet deeply rooted in tradition. The label believes in timeless elegance and is craft based, adorning the rich cultural heritage of different regions which do not follow a fashion trend in particular. Ethos of the label lies in intricate embroidery detailing.

Banka Silk by designer Rashmi Shrivastav and Devleena Mazumdar, their collections was inspired and focused on taking the authentic essence of India as an inspiration and thus construct it into such a form that it holds the soul of our base and yet proves to be modern and articulate that suits the needs and demands of the current fashion trend.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has walked the ramp for Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal| India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights|

Actress Mandira Bedi and Transgender Activist Laxmi Naryan Tripathi walked the ramp for Delhi-based Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. Actress Mandira Bedi is the show stopper for Akassh K Aggarwal. At the show he has launched new Spring/Summer Collection “The Coeur Collectives“. Coeur is a recreation of French Word for core/heart.With his ‘Coeur Collection,’ Aggarwal has showcased assortment of Indian era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. The collection is a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indowestern. The collection resonates with the symbolism by using fine techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and vibrant metallic colors of gold and silver.Talking to Akassh K Aggarwal about the collection, he says, “The collections comes with a social message of Gender Equality & Sensitization refers to the modification of behavior by raising awareness of gender equality concerns , In a male dominating society such as India, the other two kinds{ Female & LGBT} gender are facing their own SOCIAL & PERSONAL issue. I want to bring the Gender Equality message through my collection.”

Suman Kundu, Sandeep Narwal, Sunil dabas has walked the ramp for DAKSH label|India Runway Week|

Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana.

shriya Saran walked the ramp for Designer Architha Narayanam| India Fashion Week|

Shriya Saran Walks the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi, she looks stunning in her outfit.

While Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 6 started off with a bang, day 3 hasn’t slowed down one bit. Day 3 started with the 5 designer show Anjana Singh, Priyanka Munot, Shafali Grover, Yugansatya, Scarlet by Shruti Jamaal.

The first show started with the collection of designer Anjana Singh. Anjana Singh in her collection, The Pastels rediscovered the intricate embroideries of chamba rumal and used the fabric in sophisticated Indo-western silhouettes. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai along with handloom silk. The color palette ranged from pastel mist with subtle use of mini crystals. Kaleido’s Spring/Summer by Priyanak Munot  is inspired from “India through a Kaleidoscope.” The collection focused on the mixing couture and ethnic traditional with a sense of modernity, which made the collection colourful, edgy and playful. It had an array of modern ghagra choli, kediyu dhoti, sharara crop top, and gowns. The designer used fabrics like organza, silk chiffon, georgette and Gazi silk. Yugansatya “The Sport of Royalty” by designer Yugansatya depicts a story of most glamorous and royal game. These hand painted pieces will surely make you feel like royal knowing that each piece is unique and hours of concrete efforts go into every single piece of garment and it merges past into the present.

Followed by the Collections of Designers Pralii Design House by Rupali, Niharika Kamani, Megha Jain Madaan, Mugdha Art Studio, Seema Mehta, Rajdeep Ranawat, Agnimitra paul. Actress & Model Rushali Rai walked the ramp for Designer Rupali Lakra at India Runway Week 2016. Rushalo looked undoubtedly stunning and gorgeous at the ramp in Rupali Lakra’s Golden pleated Gown with a tied and dyed jacket overlay, which was the part of her BOHO-ANTI-BOHO Collection. The adorable product line presented.

Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain|India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights|

Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain . Aditi was looking stunning in Orange tulle dress. The collection she showcased is a tribute to her father. Kolkata-based Designer Niharika Kamani’s collection Enchantress is an amalgamation of strong femininity and powerful clean lines in terms of silhouettes, texturing and embroidery,which makes a woman empowered and effortlessly elegant.

Actress Neha Dhupia Walked the ramp for Mugdha Art Studio 3| India Runway Week Season 6|

Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio. Neha Dhupia looked dazzling in white Lehenga. Sashi’s Brand belief “We are about you” speaks leads and bounds about her. She believes Mugdha is not about clothes but an effort to help women understand better, to help bring out their true beauty.

Designer Rajdeep Ranawat has unleashed fiery corners of the Rann of Kutch to capture the essence of Gujarat’s heritage in his Spring-Summer collection titled ‘Kaanjari’. Depicting the beauty of the culture, the embroideries, and techniques with the use of unusual hues, the women of Kutch forms an avid inspiration for the global nomad.Using sustainable organic fabrics with motifs derived from the theme, further entwined with illustrations and artworks of cactus and foliage from the region, Swarovski elements add to the required contemporary richness it thirsts for.

Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal's Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agnimitra Paul|India Runway Week Season 6|

Babul Supriyo, Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal’s Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul. She showcased two collections at the grand finale i.e. Ikat and Madhubani in a very wearable and comfort wear line and bright colors.

ABOUT: India Runway Week

India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In

Addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers, and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone.

About Indian Federation for Fashion Development

IFFD provides the opportunity for fashion industry members, both new and old, to create networks that will facilitate action and inspire industry growth. IFFD provide useful & up-to-date information to keep the industry on top of what is happening locally and abroad, to make it more competitive and to encourage a thirst for quality education.

IFFD provides a marketing platform for all within the industry; from the student who want to share her talent with the household names we have come to know and love. By increasing local and international awareness of Indian brands and talent, IFFD hopes to inspire increased demand and brand loyalty. With these primary directives, IFFD hopes to assist in creating a positive knock on an effort that will facilitate job creation and growth for the industry.

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing good. As spring has set its foot in and summer is yet to settle, we all are looking for a quick transformation of our closets. I was recently going through the latest SS16 collection of various brands and found out Global Desi which had an array of colourful summery clothes for women. I have always been a fan of bright colours when it comes to choosing my clothes for this season. I immediately fell for it. So, I thought of sharing my views on the Spring/Summer collection of Global Desi for 2016 with you guys.
Global Desi is a brand renowned for its stylish and modern concept of westernised ethnic clothing. It is known as a brand which produces supreme quality fusion clothing, an amalgamation of Indian and Western, a globalisation of desi couture.
The Spring/Summer 2016 collection of Global Desi, as observed at Jabong, has a vast range of bright, colourful clothes. The entire collection is divided into two types- prints and embroideries. The colour palette is very distinct- the colours range mainly between whites, yellows, blues and oranges, with some occasional usage of  blacks, reds and pinks. They have concentrated on both comfort and style as always. The meticulous addition of short and maxi dresses, jumpsuits and kurtas show that they have been mindful about everyone while creating the SS16 collection. Now, let’s have a detailed look at the collection-
Global Desi SS16 Collection- 


Gobal Desi Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Review | Kurtas|


Global Desi Spring/Summer Collection, 2016 Review|Tops|


Global Desi Spring/Summer Collection, 2016 Review|Dresses|
Global Desi Spring/Summer Collection, 2016 Review|Maxi Dresses|


Global Desi Spring/Summer Collection, 2016 Review|Bottoms|

You can find the entire collection exclusively at Jabong, the ultimate destination for online shopping for women. I hope you liked the post. Let me know if you like the collection or not. Have you tried anything from Global Desi’s SS16 collection yet?

Disclaimer: Sponsored by Jabong

There is a frisson of excitement in the air as the new season settles in. As we bid farewell to the trends of the previous season, a fresh batch of trends emerge.

From the revival of the ’90s to the more-is-more ruffles, this season’s key trends already seem bigger, better and braver. Here’s our comprehensive edit of the newest season: Spring/Summer 2016.


10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
1. Slip Into It

Spring’s most sensual proposal? The slip dress. Slinkier than ever, these nightie-inspired dresses pay homage to the supermodels of the ’90s (Think Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista). With subtle details like scalloped lace at Celine, in satin and chiffon at Saint Laurent and layered over fine knits at Pucci, Spring/Summer is looking sexier than ever.
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2. True Romance
Real romantics, rejoice! After a wave of androgynous designs and silhouettes that blurred the boundaries of gender, SS16 saw designers embrace femininity to honour woman’s romantic albeit, strong nature. Alexander McQueen chose to be inspired by the Victorian era, Alexander McQueen moved away from his grungy aesthetics and presented a collection that was feminine, subtle and seductive and Erdem showed off ethereal looking dresses that were on the darker side of romanticism.
10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
 3. Ruffles Fest
Ruffles, frills, flounces and ruches continue to be a key trend designers dabbled with. In London, Mary Katrantzou showed off larger-than-life ruffles in structured silhouettes like peplum and tiers. In Milan, Roberto Cavalli presented a collection of billowy taffeta gowns with frill details. Balmain, Michael Kors and Miu Miu also added an exciting edge to this feminine detailing.
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 4. Shine on, You Crazy Diamond!

High shine fabrics have always been a runway favourite, but this season’s take on this standout trend is more experimental than ever. While Louis Vuitton went futuristic with foil minidresses, Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel went for all-over sequinned maxi dresses that prove that this key trend is for every girl.

10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
5. Cold Shoulders

Designers prove that the bare shoulders are the only way to show some skin and leave plenty to the imagination. Proenza Schouler, The Row, Boss and Prabal Gurung all featured structured silhouettes with off-shoulder and asymmetric necklines.

10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |

6. Mega Colours
The challenge of combining clashing colours was left to Christopher Kane, Gucci, Balmain and Dries Van Noten. And they overcame it with flying colours (quite literally). They presented Pantone hits of the season in vivid graphic and eye-catching motifs.

10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |

 7. The ’90s Revival

From Saint Laurent to Vetements, the runway saw inspiration being drawn from the ’90s decade. We saw a full-fledged revival of the oversized jackets, slip dresses and the infamous velour fabric. Alexander Wang also took a turn for the nostalgic with sweatpants and tracksuits for some extra street cred.

10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
8. Floral Redux
While florals for spring may not be ground breaking, this season saw a tougher, moody version of the playful, feminine print. In Paris, Ellie Saab featured laser-cut florals, Phillip Lahm showed off his love for garden groves with minimalist floral prints and Oscar de la Renta put a Latin twist on his flowery ensembles.
 10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
 9. Fine Lines
Many designers showed off a bevvy of stripes – from horizontal to vertical, thick to thin, many-hued to monochromatic. Dior, Missoni, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana played with choppy, curled and scattered on billowy to structured silhouettes.
 10 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2016 |
 10. Shoulder-Dusters
A new, bold set of accessories have emerged this season. Shoulder-grazing earrings were featured by Celine, Oscar de la Renta and J W Anderson as mismatched pairs. Simply buy two different pairs of earrings to wear together or wear old favourites together from your jewellery box.

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7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|

Hello all, hope you are doing well. As winter has bid us goodbye long ago and spring is almost over, so it is the time to usher summer- the brightest of all seasons. Last week, as a part of my Spring Cleaning, I was de-cluttering my wardrobe to organize my spring/summer clothes and found out that I have some ideas to share with you guys. Almost all of us are get puzzled when it comes to clean and organize your wardrobe. What to keep and what to throw out is the biggest question that keeps coming back to our minds. Today, I thought why not let you guys know what I am keeping in my spring/summer closet and what I am weeding out. I hope your wardrobe worries get reduced after reading this post. Let’s start-

7 Things You Should Keep in Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe

1. Say hello to Crop Tops

It is the time to bid adieu to your favourite loose sweaters and welcome the summery crop tops. I was not a crop top person even a few of months ago. I was not sure if I can ever pull off a crop top confidently. Despite the fact, I had ordered a crop top from Forever 21 last October. Recently, I found that out lying at the corner of my wardrobe, neglected. I thought of giving it a try and planned on to pair it with my palazzo pants. Guess what! I wear this combo almost all the time. For those who feel like I felt, if you guys are not comfortable with the little peek-a-boo, do try pairing your crop tops with high-waste pants or skirts.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
AND Multicoloured Printed Crop Top

2. Switch over to Flared Bottoms

I don’t like wearing denim during spring and summer. I love to switch over to the other options such as skirts, chinos or palazzos. Recently, I have discovered my love for palazzos. I have always been a little sceptical about wearing palazzos considering my short height but then the ‘try everything’ theory worked and I got a pair for myself. Now, I don’t even think of getting back to my jeans. Skirts and palazzos are the comfiest of all bottoms. You must try them for summers.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
Chumbak White Flared Skirt
7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
Label Ritu Kumar Navy Blue Printed Palazzo

3. Make some space for Maxi Dresses

Believe it or not, Maxi Dresses could be your best friend for this Spring/Summer. I have grown a love for maxi dresses when I bought my first from Limeroad. I am planning on buying some more so that I can have one maxi dress for every occasion.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
Latin Quarters Cream Coloured Embroidered Maxi Dress

4. Bring back those Jumpsuits/Playsuits/Dungarees

When it comes to fashion with comfort, I can only think about jumpsuits. You can add as many of them as you want and you won’t get bored of them. I will suggest adding pastel shades to make your wardrobe look summery and also it will make you feel refreshed.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
TOPSHOP Cut-out Playsuit

5. Layer up you outfits with Summer Jackets

I love layering my outfits. It gives every outfit an edge and something to break the mundaneness. I don’t do it during summers (you know how extreme Indian summer is), but in Spring, I love to do it. There are a few variety of items that you can use for layerings, such as summer jackets, shrugs, kimonos or even an over-sized shirt can play the role.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
Dorothy PerkinsWhite Floral Lace Back Kimono

6. Replace your boots with Strappy Flats

Let’s admit, Winter is long gone. Those booties on your shoe rack are of no use now, unless you are a person who does not mind wearing boots in summers. It’s now time to bring back those forgotten heroes to work. In spring/summers, you need something that keeps your feet fresh and allows air to pass through your shoes. Sandals are the best for this season. I personally love wearing strappy sandals or ballerinas throughout the year.

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
ALDO Lovea Beige Sandals

7. Add bright Jewellery

If you love accessorizing yourself as much as I do then you cannot forget to add your favourite summer baubles to your wardrobe. I love wearing my dainty pieces all year round but I am really looking forward to getting some new jewellery in bright shades. Maybe I will try out some neons too!

7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|
KAZO Yellow Metal Necklace

That’s it, guys. I hope you found this post helpful. I can’t wait to know your thoughts on wardrobe organization. Tell me in the comments, which are the items you are getting rid of this summer? If you are following me in any of my social medias then do send me some pictures of your organized summer closet. I would love to take a peek at your wardrobes. Also, do add me on Snapchat to know what all I do in a day. My Snapchat username is ‘sayantinee

Pictures- Jabong

V-day! Let’s not make it a D-day! I know it’s the time to celebrate love, but it would be incomplete if not for good fashionable clothes and accessories! Now, as the special day of the year is just around the corner many of you must have started preparing for it in advance. For all those who are a bit confused about their looks, let’s play your guardian angel. We understand that you want to look hot so that your lover doesn’t look here and there. Ahem! That’s quite a task, ladies. First, believe in yourself, and be willing to experiment. Don’t be that same plain Jane. 

So, how can you look hot on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few dresses you can try.

Lace dress in bright shade

You can feel the love in the air, right! And, what’s the color of love? Did you just say red! Then go for it! Ladies, red is the perfect shade to wear on V-day. Pick a lace dress in red, and be that style diva your beau always wanted to see in you. Pair it up with nice heels in black and go for designer earrings to accentuate the oomph factor.

Sweater dress to beat the chill

The winters are not yet over, and if you are stepping out for a luncheon then a sweater dress is just perfect. We saw this dress from the label Next on Isn’t it flirty as well as classy! Complete the look with blue-shade aviators or a pair of square sunglasses, and wear white sneakers. The style is quite upbeat and will make you look young.

White dress for a hot look!

If you are going to spend your entire day with your man then sport a flowy white maxi in lace or chiffon. First, it is comfortable. Second it gives you an elegant look. You can put bright makeup to complement it. Team it up with a shrug or a denim jacket for a windy evening, and wear boots to add a bit of edge to your look. You can wear fashion jewellery in beads and layers too. 

LBD to shimmer

One can seldom go wrong with an LBD. If your dinner date is and you are clubbing, then a skimpiest of short black dress can work wonders. I would say, choose a shimmery black party dress and sparkle throughout the evening. Your beau will find it hard to take his hands off you. Pair the look with stone-studded earrings, and a pair of high heels.

Ooze oomph in racy side-slit dress

Why not flaunt your legs and make others envy. It’s Valentine’s Day and you can be risqué. You can work your mojo in a body-hugging attire with a side slit, and be a head-turner. Wear long danglers, a rose-gold designer watch, and a pair of strappy sandals. Seeing you in this attire your guy can’t help, but thank his lucky stars. 

So guys, which look would you choose for V’Day? 
Let me know in the comments! 

Author Bio
Usha Lakra is a stylist/fashion blogger working with India’s leading e-commerce company. She has been writing for celebrity fashion and is an avid Bollywood buff. This fashionista can always be contacted for style tips as they are always up her sleeve. Here she reviews ‘The Juice‘ cover page.

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today’s post is not something I usually do on my blog. Today’s post is more of a suggestion-seeking post where you guys will be my helping hands. Interested? Let me explain a bit more. 
It started when my best friend decided to get married to her dream man. Since then we have been planning on our outfits, jewellery, shoes, food, venue, and what not! Finally, her wedding date has been fixed and guess what she is getting married soon. On the one hand, I am really excited to see her unite with her love and on the other hand, I am really nervous because I am left with 90% of the shopping.

While I was on a hunt for the best ethnic wear, some of my friends suggested me to go for Biba for Anarkali suits. As they have an online store, I did not have any reasons to not decide it for the ultimate destination. While going through their Anarkali section, I came across a few pieces that I thought I can wear to different ceremonies like Sangeet, Haldi, Wedding and the reception. But, I am so confused a shopper when it comes to online shopping. I feel like everything is appealing and perfect for me. So, I want you guys to help me choose the perfect pieces for my friend’s wedding. You will help me, right? So, here are the options-

For Sangeet and Mehendi Ceremony

What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|
What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|
I am confused between these two pieces for the Mehendi and Sangeet ceremony. Both of them are vibrant in colour but the first one is much more flared which I like and the second one is lighter as it seems in the photo. Which one should I pick?

For Haldi Ceremony

What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|

What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|
As the Haldi ceremony is a daytime programme, I decided to go for pastel colours and ligh-weight material. Both the suits I chose are made of cotton so it will let my skin breathe in between the numerous chores. The one is white has short sleeves and the yellow one is in full-sleeves. I am only scared to getting turmeric stains. Which one should I opt for?

For the Wedding & Reception

What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|

What to Wear to My Best Friend’s Wedding? || Ft. BIBA|

The reason why I decided to wear suits and not lehengas is because it’s my best friend’s wedding and knowing each other for over 15 years makes me more like her sister than a friend. You might know how tedious a job is to get your sister married, right? There are guests to attend, take care of the bride, running after decorators, supervise the makeup artists, click selfies, run other errands and what not! So, to manage everything without making yourself a mess you need to wear something which is really comfortable and at the same time exceptionally gorgeous! So, I have these two suits in my mind. I think I should wear the blue one for the wedding and the black for the reception. I am not totally sure if I will stick to my decision or go for something else. You guys tell me if you liked these two or not. 

That was it, guys. I am looking forward to hearing your valuable comments on this post. 

Which one you liked the most?

Embracing Winter| OOTD| Indian Fashion Blog|| Cherry On Top Blog

Hello people, hope you are doing well! Finally it has started getting chilly outside and I feel it’s the time to transition into Winter or late Fall. The weather is a bit confusing- the days are hot and it gets colder after dark. It might not be the same throughout India, especially if you are living in a Metro city but in my area it is already winter. You have to keep something warm to get yourself wrapped into if you are travelling. It becomes very irritating for me to dress up like half-summer and half-winter!
Keeping the weather in mind, I teamed up a summer dress with a warm, cozy shrug to make the outfit more wearable for late fall or early winter. The royal blue dress is from which I showed you in my recent haul. The material of the dress is very soft and comfy. I love how it emphasizes my body shape. Despite being a soft material it does not cling to my body which is a great thing!It has a pull string on the waist area. I feel it has the perfect length for my liking, not much above the knees nor below it. I feel this length makes me look taller. I am in love with this dress. I can totally see myself pairing this dress up with some jacket during the winter.

I chose a pair of black ballerinas to give the whole outfit a very casual look. The gold detailing on the flats are my favourite. I love how it makes the mundane black ballerinas something special. My sling bag has the same thing. It is black with beautiful gold detailing.

Embracing Winter| OOTD| Indian Fashion Blog|| Cherry On Top Blog
Embracing Winter| OOTD| Indian Fashion Blog|| Cherry On Top Blog
Embracing Winter| OOTD| Indian Fashion Blog|| Cherry On Top Blog
~Outfit Details~
Dress- Sammydress
Shrug- Sammydress
Ballerinas- Limeroad
Sling Bag- Caprese 
Neckpiece- Wild child Shoppe
I hope you like this OOTD. I loved sharing it with you guys. Let me know in the comments how are you welcoming winter. I will be back with a new post soon. Till then, be safe & keep smiling! 

Fashion industry veteran Sanjeev Mohanty to steer next growth phase of India’s leading online fashion marketplace

New Delhi, Oct. 31, 2015: India’s leading online fashion marketplace, Jabong, has announced that it has appointed Mr. Sanjeev Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director effective early December 2015.
Mr. Mohanty has over 20 years of leadership experience in the fashion industry, primarily at Benetton India where he worked for over 11 years including 8 years as Managing Director. Prior to his role at Benetton India, Mr. Mohanty worked at Madura Garments as General Manager and Brand Head for SF Jeans and at Levi Strauss as Product Manager for the topwear category. He studied at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, where he pursued a Masters degree in Apparel Marketing & Merchandising, Fashion & Retail Marketing.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Romain Voog, CEO of Global Fashion Group (GFG), the parent company of Jabong, said, “We are delighted to have Sanjeev spearhead the development of Jabong as CEO. His strong leadership skills and deep understanding of fashion and the Indian consumer, coupled with the continued commitment from GFG’s shareholders, will allow Jabong to further strengthen its position as the leading online fashion destination in India.”
Mr. Mohanty said, “I am excited to enter the rapidly growing online commerce sector, and there could be no better opportunity than Jabong given its scale and consumer brand recognition. The company is uniquely positioned as India’s only large and independent online fashion marketplace, and we have identified a number of growth drivers that will allow us to deliver an unparalleled experience to delight our customers and suppliers.”
Global Fashion Group has raised approximately US$1.5 billion in capital since 2011 and is backed by a number of large and long-term oriented shareholders. GFG has emerged as the world’s leading fashion group for emerging markets covering Latin America, Middle East, Russia & CIS, India, South East Asia and Australia.    
Mr. Lorenzo Grabau, Chairman of GFG and CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik, the largest shareholder of GFG, said, “India is a hugely exciting market and GFG’s shareholders and management remain committed to building Jabong to the benefit of its customers, employees and partners. We look forward to supporting Sanjeev as the company starts a new chapter this Diwali.”
Earlier this year, Jabong was found to have the leading website awareness among all online fashion stores in India according to a survey by Nielsen, a leading global information and measurement company that provides market research and insights in more than 100 countries.
Global Fashion Group (GFG) operates across four continents and 28 countries, employing over 9,500 people. With a focus on emerging markets, GFG targets a EUR 300 billion fashion market and over 2.5 billion people who rapidly continue to move online and purchase via e-commerce. GFG offers a wide assortment of leading international and local fashion brands, as well as a selection of internal brands. GFG invests consistently in delivering the best customer experience, including last mile delivery networks where necessary. Global Fashion Group was founded in 2011 by Swedish Investment AB Kinnevik and German Rocket Internet SE. For further information visit
Jabong is one of the six fashion ecommerce brands within Global Fashion Group (GFG), the world’s leading fashion ecommerce group for emerging markets that operates across 28 countries. As India’s leading online fashion destination, Jabong is a one-stop shop that offers a wide selection of over 350k products across its footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories categories. From home grown to exclusive international brands to designer labels, Jabong brings to its customers the latest trends across the globe.  Jabong, founded in 2011, is based out of Gurgaon and employs around 800 people.

Indian marriages are famous for having a number of rituals. The beauty of an Indian wedding lies in the fact that there are numerous traditions associated with the special celebrations. Lots of laughter, music, and dance are just some of the elements that hold aloft the beauty of an Indian wedding.
Among the numerous traditions associated with these weddings, the mehndi ceremony is probably the most prominent. This is when the brides, and in some cases the grooms, apply mehndi on their hands and feet. While the groom needs to stay happy with a token design, the brides are given an elaborate treatment.
The significance of mehndi

According to popular belief, mehndi is a representation of the bond of matrimony existent between couples and is thus regarded as a sign of good luck. It signifies the love and affection prevalent between them and their immediate families. Some of the popular beliefs associated with a mehndi tradition are as follows:

  • The darkness of the color of the mehndi on the bride’s hands is a representation of the deep love existing between the would-be-couple.
  • The color of the mehndi also reflects the love and understanding the bride shares with her mother-in-law.
  • Longer the mehndi color stays on, more auspicious it proves to be for the newlyweds.
  • Mehndi is also looked upon as a symbolic representation of fertility.

How to make mehndi at home?
Henna, the main constituent for a mehndi paste, is usually sold in the form of a dry powder. It is usually prepared by drying, milling, and sifting the leaves of the henna plant. This powder needs to be blended with strong tea, lemon juice, or other liquids that have an acidic content so that the silky smooth consistency is obtained.
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Henna paste should ideally be allowed to stand for twenty-four hours so that the dye is released. Essential oils that contain a high level of monoterpene alcohol such as eucalyptus, cajeput, lavender, and tea tree can be added to the henna paste so as to produce a dark color. This paste can now be applied to the palms and feet of the bride for creating intricate designs using cones.
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Source: Magicalmehndi

In case you don’t wish to prepare cones at home, ready-made cones are readily available in the market.
Modernization of the mehndi designs
The traditional mehndi patterns have become intensely intricate and decorative over time. Today, there are a large number of mehndi patterns to choose from such as Arabic, Rajasthan and black mehndi designs. Besides, you have the choice of jazzing up a simple design using crystals, beads etc.
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Source: Pinterest
Dulha Dulhan and Shehnai designs are particularly popular amongst brides. But if you are a modern bride, you might just want to try out some awesome arm tattoos for your big day!
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Source: hennadesigns
Applying a mehndi and getting a design right may sound very easy but is far from being so! You need a lot of effort and practice before you can get it right. It is thus advisable that you try out the design on rough to see if you have mastered it perfectly before you go ahead and apply it for the big occasion.
In case you find it too tedious to do the designs yourself, you can hire professional artists, or just follow one among the hundreds of tutorials available online, right at your fingertips.

Mehndi designs on feet
Doing a bridal mehndi pattern for the feet is not much different from any other conventional form of mehndi design. While we are used to seeing the hands and arms being covered by such designs it is not unusual to have mehndi art on one’s legs and feet. This design can be in coordination of what you have on your hands or have a totally different look and feel to it. Either way, dainty feet and delicate ankles brandishing traditional mehndi designs with a pair of toe rings and an anklet makes for a complete bridal look.
Over the course of the wedding celebrations, there will be numerous occasions when the bride will be called upon for exposing her feet and ankles. Having a great bridal mehndi pattern gracing her feet will help in bringing the whole look together and complement her ensemble of jewelry and makeup.
Before you get started

Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you are fully prepared before applying the bridal mehndi design on your hands. Trust me, following these tips will make life a whole lot easier for you.

  • Make sure you finalize the design way earlier, so as to avoid any last-minute confusion. If you are unsure of which design you want to adorn your hands with, you can just refer to designs available online in the form of images and videos.

  • You should ideally get the bridal mehndi done a couple of days before the wedding day since the henna will require around 48 uneventful hours to produce the darkest possible stain.
  • It is not a good idea to exfoliate before the mehndi is applied. More the number of skin layers, better will be the absorption of the henna.
  • All your manicure, pedicure, and waxing should be done before the mehndi is applied, as they impact the longevity and stain of the design. If your preference is for shaving over waxing, do so lightly in order to avoid razor burns or open wounds. Also, the harsh chemicals used in these manicures and pedicures can prevent the stain from developing so you won’t get the guarantee of a suitably bright bridal mehndi pattern.
  • Avoid the use of any lotions before applying the mehndi and for another couple of days after you have applied it so that it does not interfere with the stain.

After Application Care – How to Make Sure Your Mehndi Stays for Long

Once the mehndidries off, dab it with a solution of lemon juice and sugar which helps in increasing the intensity of the mehndi color. The dried henna will slowly fall off from the hand and leave behind an orange hue that slowly turns into reddish brown. The remainder of the dried paste can be scraped off from the hand using the blunt edge of a knife.
Chlorinated water and soap solutions should be avoided at all costs as they hinder the darkening of the mehndi color. After applying the mehndi, you can steam or warm your hands to give a darker color to the design. It is best to make the henna paste at home for creating mehndi designs and tattoos on your hands and feet. This way, you can keep yourself from harm of the harsh chemicals that are predominant in the readymade cones you get in the market.

Disclaimer: This is a guest post by Nitika Awasthi

 Fashion Tip of the Day: You don’t have to be headed to class to rock a backpack.

In fact, style superstars and celebrities are opting for functional and fashionable backpacks instead of either overly bulky or too-small handbags. For every day outings, a chic backpack is the perfect errand partner to keep your belongings safe. Fuss-free and ready for anything the day holds, backpacks are quickly becoming one of the most coveted cool-girl accessories. 

The key to finding the right backpack to fit your style is to ask yourself what vibe you’re aiming for. Are you looking for a posh appearance or a laid-back look? Different days call for different designs, so I went ahead and picked out my top three lusts for the season. 

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1. Bohemian 
Nothing says “day off” like a slouchy, patchwork sack. Ripe with the spirit of adventure, donning bright hues and eye-catching design, a boho bag will accompany you on your next day off from work with spirited style. The bohemian look is best suited for sun-soaked days, so leave this bag behind if you’re headed to a meeting. 
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2. Leather 

Polished and perfect to wear from the mall to meeting up with friends, a structured leather backpack is just basic enough to match almost any outfit. Whether pleather or the real thing, “little leather backpacks” are sophisticated and chic. When your bag is small in size, it’s unassuming and seamlessly becomes one with your outfit. 

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3. Shaped 
The freedom that comes with a hands-free bag makes room for lots of fun. Since you don’t have to worry about toting these bags on your shoulder – or worse, tucked underneath your arm – why not take advantage and find a fun shape for ultra personalization? This backpack looks like a diamond, which I love! 
I found the above three bags while perusing Lyst’s site. And if you thought just one backpack was enough, think again: Their collection is described to have “backpacks to suit all moods and occasions,” so it’s time to start envisioning your hands-free, fashionable future, because there’s never a bad time to wear a backpack.

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