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Miss India-76 talks fashion business-06!

INDIAN FASHION world has just begun to race ahead on the economic highway. The future is glittering with gold.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 00:13 IST
HT Live Correspondent
HT Live Correspondent

INDIAN FASHION world has just begun to race ahead on the economic highway. The future is glittering with gold.

Says Miss India- 1976 and lead television model for Lakme in late 80s, Naina Balsavar. She was at the Taj to attend the 4th annual conference of Lucknow Cosmetologists and Beauticians’ Association on Wednesday.

Model, beautician, actress and now jewellery designer, Naina Balsavar has always embraced changes in life and this is what she expects from the upcoming models.

“There was a time when models and even Miss India were given household items like fridge as reward for winning the contests. The idea was they have reached the top and now would lead a settled life after marriage,” she said. No longer, she said, the concept remains, as India became a big market for companies in last few years. “Offers are in crores now and every company wants the top order beauty pageants for their products. In fact this is the first step on the economic ladder the Indian beauties have stepped and the entire staircase remains to be conquered.”

As the former Femina Miss India says beauty has always remained an integral part of India but since the economic aspect was not integrated with the market, the focus on India was less. But today Indian beauties have all hopes.

“Countries like China have closed doors for foreign material thus the option for companies is India and this condition would remain for long.”

Her latest passion also includes jewellery, which is much talked about. What she has to say about it, “I go for Mughal style jewellery with minute enamel work.

This not only keeps alive the traditional Indian style but also gives job to those artisans who have nothing else to do.”

The annual conference of the association had a formal inauguration by Naina along with some of thetop plastic surgeons and beauticians of the city.

The Vice Chancellor of King George’s Medical University Prof Mahendra Bhandari, head of plastic surgery department Prof Arun K Singh, Dr Vaibhav Khanna of Vivekanand hospital, Dr Saroj Srivastava were among those present in the programme. Kumkum Roy Choudhary of Sahar India Parivar was the guest of honour in the programme.

Experts of skin treatment and beauty shared their experiences and latest in the field with the participants of the programme. Lectures in the scientific session included topics like leucoderma, camouflage, hair styling and beauty tips.

Some of the city beauticians like Rashmi Mehan, Ujwali Sadana updated the participants about latest in make up art.

First Published: Jan 19, 2006 00:13 IST