HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014


Wedding belles: a century of bridal fashion

The changing face of the most romantic garment - the bride's wedding dress - is the focus of a UK exhibition. Something Blue explores bridal fashions from 1914-2014 and features 18 dresses, from classic gowns to unconventional frocks that challenged the norm.

Bipasha, Chitrangada add glamour at ICW finale

While Chitrangada Singh started the show in black voluminous Gauri and Nainika gown accessorising it well with statement neckpiece, Bipasha Basu looked no less than a bride in designer Rohit Bal lehanga and matching jewellery.

Fashion shows are my weddings: Manish Malhotra

At 47, ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra is among the country's most eligible bachelors. But he says he marries his "fashion shows" every six months.

Matter of fat: Here's how not to look bulky in your clothes

Think twice and follow a few guidelines before you opt to experiment with new outfits. From trying out menswear outfits to compromising on fabric at the cost of glamour are a few simple mistakes that will make you look bigger than you are.

Fashion you can use: Style lessons from Paris

Many designers experimented with silhouettes, dispelled fashion myths and infused new life into safe trends. Stylists tell you how to take cue from the ensembles on display, and adapt them for your wardrobe.

Barbie's got a new look and it's Chanel

Ahead of the fall season, Mattel has invited couturier and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld to design a look for its iconic fashion doll. The result will be a collector's edition Barbie with all the hallmarks of Lagerfeld's distinctive style.

Masaba Gupta, Amit Aggarwal to open LFW 2014

Masaba, known for her prints, and Amit, the man synonymous with edgy and futuristic fashion, will display their collections on August 19 in Mumbai, a day prior to the fashion week scheduled from August 20-24.

Hello Kitty designer defends her as cute cat turns 40

The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Sabyasachi opens ICW with subtle regal line 'Ferozabad'

Unlike most fashion shows, the experience of watching celebrated designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's Ferozabad collection, which opened the India Couture Week in Delhi, was like watching a movie - and adding the Bollywood flavour, but in the audience, was Rani Mukerji.

Seven ways to get that picture perfect smile

Nothing beats a beautiful smile! And with selfies and instant photo sharing becoming a fad, a camera-ready smile is great to have and experts say there are seven ways to achieve that.

Lion-ripped jeans, anyone?

A Japanese zoo has taken the catwalk to a wild new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look. The zoo officials wrapped several pieces of denim around tyres and other toys and threw them into the enclosures. The pieces were later  patched together to create the finished product.

Top couturiers ready to hit the runway in Delhi

Big on bridal, bigger on opulence, and grand in presentation — it’s time for couture to hit the Capital with the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014. Here’s a glimpse into what all to expect from our couturiers, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Arora and others.

Five simple steps to healthy, glowing skin

It's not a bad idea after all to go bare faced sometimes, but make sure you have healthy and glowing skin. Ensure drinking water and using sunscreen to get that glow. Here are some tips to boost your skin's health.

Monsoon special: damp-proof your style

You don't need to look purely utilitarian (read unexciting) this season in case you get wet. The trick is to identify the right outfit that can transition from summer wear to monsoon wear with ease.

Sweet dreams: revamp your slumber zone

Want to give your bedroom a chic revamp without much sweat, and without drilling a hole in your pocket? Get your creative juices flowing, break rules, mix and match, and let your bedroom say who you are. We tell you how to get working on a dream perfect bedroom!
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