Celebs on Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

BIPASHA BASU & DIA MIRZA

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Bollywood diva Dia Mirza concluded the first segment of the show at Vikram Phadnis in a champagne lehenga teamed with yellow dhupatta. The final showstopper however was the doe eyed Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu who sizzled in the ramp in an ox-blood coloured lehenga choli. Both the actress looked beautiful with their hair elegantly tied behind as they walked the ramp for celebrated fashion designer Vikram Phadnis.

 

ILEANA D’CRUZ

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Ileana D’Cruz looked drop dead gorgeous in a rich pink hued lehenga choli as she walked the ramp for fashion designer Arpita Mehra.

 

LISA HAYDON

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Model turned actor Lisa Haydon walked the ramp for young fashion designer Ridhi Mehra on day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

 

MALAIKA ARORA KHAN

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The yummy-mummy of Bollywood Malaika Arora Khan sizzled the ramp in a red floor length gown as the walked the ramp for fashion designer Sonaakshi Raaj.

 

PRIYANKA CHOPRA

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Actress Priyanka Chopra who’s currently busy promoting her film based on boxer Mary Kom’s biopic was seen in an androgynous look at Varun Bahl’s show on day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week.

 

VARUN DHAWAN

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Varun Dhawan opened the show for ace Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra in the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

 

KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN

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Kareena Kapoor Khan concluded the much hyped grand finale as she walked in a shimmery Manish Malhotra ensemble.

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Varun Dhawan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Manish Malhotra strike a pose.

Best Sarees From Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was all about intricate and beautiful embroidery motifs on garments as much as the celebrity attraction on the ramp. Here are Triveni’s best saree picks from day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week.

ARPITA MEHRA

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Arpita Mehra’s show featured pretty floral embroidery motifs while the sarees were interestingly gathered into pleats at the knee length which added to kinetic aesthetics. 

 

MANISH MALHOTRA

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Ace Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra concluded the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. He showcased this rich beetroot hue saree teamed with sequinned sheer blouse on the grand finale.

 

RIDHI MEHRA

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More floral embroidery, this time at Ridhi Mehra’s ramp. Fashion designer Ridhi Mehra styles a simple navy saree with floral border with lace blouse and waist belt with floral elements.

 

SONAAKSHI RAJ

sonaakshi raaj lakme fashion week 1 sonaakshi raaj lakme fashion week 2Fashion designer Sonaakshi Raaj showcased quirky saree drapes in soft pastel hues. The first saree in cool mint tone is paired with cowl trousers and metallic embellished blouse while the second saree ensemble in soft pink features a thigh high slit.

 

VIKRAM PHADNIS

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Celebrated fashion designer Vikram Phadnis showcased sarees with occasinal multi-hue embroidery and dyes while otherwise stuck to head to to gold look. The three opulent saree ensembles designed by Vikram Phadnis concludes our list of best sarees of day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

Celebs on day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week

GEETA BASRA

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Geeta Basra was the showstopper at SOUP by Sougat Paul. Geeta walked the ramp in a saree inspired draped floor length blue dress stitched to a corset.

 

NARGIS FAKHRI

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Pout queen Nargis Fakhri walked the ramp at Anushree Reddy’s show in a pastel hue ensemble of soft pink embroidered lehenga along with mint choli and dhupatta.

 

SHRUTI HAASAN

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VAANI KAPOOR

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Vaani Kapoor was the show stopper at Payal Singhal’s show. The Shuddh Desi Romance actor wore a red blouse-churidar-dhupatta ensemble paired with a sheer sequinned skirt.

 

YUVRAJ SINGH

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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh looked dapper as he walked the ramp for Arjun Khanna in a white-silver biker jacket with fringe details and a helmet.

 

Best Sarees from Day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

ANUSHREE REDDY

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Anushree Reddy’s sarees had a charming vintage feel in dull tones of rose and sea green. The measuring tape border in the saree definitely stands out as an unconventional design detail.

MRINALINI CHANDRA (SAREES BY NIKHIL THAMPI)

marinalini chandra 2 mrinalini chandra 1 mrinalini chandra 3Jewellery designer Mrinalini Chandra took inspiration from flowers, leaves, insects, monkeys and fish to create interesting metallic accessories that were complimented by sarees in cocktail colours designed by Nikhil Thampi.

 

PACO & JACKY

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This youthful mint green saree seen at Paco & Jacky is paired with a monochromatic blouse featuring leather panel. 

 

PAYAL SINGHAL

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This saree ensemble seen at Payal Singhal’s show beautifully balances the monotonous subdued base colour with prints in fluorescent tones accompanied by mandarin collared blouse.

 

SHANTANU & NIKHIL

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We conclude our best saree list of day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week with a red and black-gold  saree ensembles designed by the king of evening drapes – Shantanu & Nikhil.

Gaurang S Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Gaurang S show on day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week was a riot of colours and a variety of kanchipuram weaving techniques, matka silk and maheshwari- khadi, zardosi and badla embroidery on sarees that were unconventionally draped on the models. Traditional ensembles featured ethnic motifs inlcluding that of rudraksh, sher (tiger), haathi (elephant) and morn (peacock). 

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ACTRESS TAPSEE PANNU, SHOWSTOPPER AT GAURANG S, LAKME FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Gaurang Shah’s show was a complete delight for the audience as singer Shubha Mudgal lent her powerful vocals for the theme song Chitr-Sena. Actress Taapsee Pannu walked the ramp for fashion designer Gaurang Shah in a bright yellow ghagara with an orange border, teamed with a dupatta draped as a pallu and a full-sleeved orange blouse.

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Best Sarees From Day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

An array of sarees from traditional brocade weaves as seen at Gaurang S to more contemporary drapes with a sporty twist as seen at GAGA by Tanya Sharma – Here are our top saree picks from day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

ANITA DONGRE

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EKRU

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GAGA BY TANYA SHARMA

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Garments at GAGA by Tanya Sharma featured traditional textile treatments like bandhani, leheriya, tie-n-dye and bold block while the silhouettes featured heavy sportswear influence. This peach & teal saree ensemble paired with polo collared blouse and sneakers makes it way into our best sarees from day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

GAURANG S

gaurang saree lakme fashion week gaurang saree lakme fashion week gaurang saree lakme fashion weekGaurang S show on day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week was a riot of colours and a variety of kanchipuram weaving techniques, matka silk and maheshwari- khadi, zardosi and badla embroidery on sarees that were unconventionally draped on the models.

ILK

ilk saree lakme fashion weekWe conclude our list with this charcoal saree ensemble featuring ‘holding hands’ prints which was the central theme of the collection signifying the need to cement relationships, shun societal norms and, instead, adopt love and unity for all.

16 Signs that she is a complete Indian Bride!

It’s her day today and like most of us would be, she too is thrilled and euphoric about it. But then there’s more that she is enthralled about and that’s her love for Indian culture & rituals. Triveni (who happens to be her shop-for-wedding friend) will tell you how.

After she took an auspicious oil bath, her hairs were adorned with flowers and jewellery for almost every pleat. And they called this arrangement of hair as “Keshapasharachana”.

Her eyebrows lifted, when put the ornament “Maang-Tikka“, after all it is on this jewellery that her better half would put “sindoor“.

“Sindoor (vermillion, a red coloured powder) is regarded as being an extremely auspicious symbol of what it means to be a bride – of the man she would consider hers. And she would always wear it and “Mangal Sutra” as symbols of suhaag thus ensuring the longevity of her husband.”,

she said all that with a little blush which added to the awww-moment. :)

Bindi” seems to be no less important. It is as much a symbol of  marriage, as the sacred red powder we just discussed. And our elders would say a big NO to vacant forehead of a married woman. But for all the Kajal-lovers out there, you’ll be glad to know that “Kajal” is also considered as a sacred-to-do for the brides.

Next she put up the “Nath” (the nose ring), close to which was the earring or all of ours favourite “Jhumka“. Notice the armlets on the upper arm? They are the “baajuband“.

Meanwhile something interesting that came up “Legend that says brides were asked to wear bangles because as newlyweds, they were not supposed to do household chores.” What’s more interesting is the look these “Choodiyan” give to the bride. “Hathphool” for the hands, and a ring with mirror embedded in it for the left thumb. This versatile ring is known as “Aarsi“, which helps the bride get a  glimpse of herself as well as her life-partner (incase the rituals don’t let her see his face). There something for the waist as well, yes a waistband or the “Kamarband“.

Payal” to add sparkle to the feet already decorated with “Mehndi” & “Bichua” (the toe ring) finally summing up the signs to SIXTEEN. You may want to scroll up & count the ones in italics ;)

Till then Triveni will leave for the next journey to bring back more, so stay tuned to TriveniTimes!

Authored by Pragya Banka

Alpa & Reena Collection at Bangalore Fashion Week!

As beautiful as it looks so is the inspiration behind it. Alpa and Reena’s collection was inspired by the colors of the seven chakras or energy points of human body reflecting different moods and depicting by red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet colors in her attires.

The collection had handcrafted embellishments, exquisite art forms, structured silhouettes with a subtle flare with all the colors added to it.

Isha Talwar, south indian actress walked graced the ramp walking in white Alpa and Reena collection.

Authored by Swati Singh of Stylebees
Image Courtesy Thammy Raman

 

Kalire Inspired Collection By Neema Kumar At Bangalore Fashion Week

Neema Kumar showcased her collection on Day 3 of Bangalore Fashion Week. Her collection was named Kalire which are umbrella-shaped hangings and are a unique combination with the chooda, which signifies happiness for the newlyweds and eternal love between the couple.
Lehenga’s and saree with contrast choli added more colors to the attire.
South Indian actress Prema walked the ramp for Neema Kumar in pink lehenga.
Authored by: Swati Singh of www.stylebees.com