Driving Against All Odds – Indian Fastest Lady Car Racer & Pilot – Sneha Sharma

She takes on men, entering into their terrain..

Sneha Sharma

Sneha Sharma

Sneha Sharma in Triveni Saree (top) & on the racing track (below)

Sneha Sharma – ‘India’s fastest lady, the Formula 4 Racer, will be representing India in W Series Racing, Austria in January, 2019. A Pilot and a Racer, both by passion & profession, she has best of both the worlds, what many would find being caught between two stools. It wasn’t easy, she had her own share of struggles to deal with. But she calmly believed – ‘Don’t Say: Show, Don’t Promise: Prove’; be it speeding the planes in the sky or the cars on the racing tracks.

It all started as more of a casual talk than an interview with this woman of indomitable spirits & undying love for machines, speed and heights. When asked about her fashion choices & dressing tips, she said her work regularly keeps her in western outfits but she loves ethnic wear when it comes to special occasions, as she happily dressed in red saree by Triveni. A professional pilot with Indigo, a car racer, sponsored majorly by Indigo & JK Tyres, she is also a motivational speaker (watch her TEDxSurat video – https://goo.gl/TaQFui) and an influencer. Sneha follows her heart and urges other young women to live on their terms. When inquired about her incredible journey to be among the Top 5 Racers in the country, she shared her story of grit & determination – how she has dared to step into an arena pre-dominated by men. However, she hates this comparison, she said “When my helmet is on, I am not a man or woman, I am a racer & when I fly the plane, I am a Pilot, there is no man-pilot or woman-pilot, gender doesn’t matter.” Overcoming all the barriers that came her way, she is an inspiration & showed us that whether the cockpit or the race car, she is a leader.

Right at the age of 14, when teens would blush at the thought of their crush, Sneha went karting. The girl who has ‘speed in her veins‘ used to ride bicycle so fast that she often found herself competing with bikers on road. The first hurdle was to convince her parents who thought racing would affect her studies, plus they feared injuries. Sneha thinks that if one fulfills his/her duties, then he/she shouldn’t be stopped from doing what they feel passionate about. Sneha used to jump walls, kept the helmet outside the house and carried her books to race tracks to manage time & studies. After initial resistance & when she won a few races, her parents realised that even if they took Sneha out of the racing track, they wouldn’t be able to take out the racer within her. Her family fully supports her now. Sneha said, in the initial days she has also done odd jobs as managing accounts of her team or as a mechanic on race tracks to finance the racing costs or get discounts as pocket money wasn’t enough. Her first teachers were the mechanics who taught her the basics of braking, cornering and so, as she couldn’t afford a trainer then. She says, “Racing is an expensive game and I being from a middle class family couldn’t ask my parents to bear the expenses.”

Sharma first participated in local races and as she started winning them, she was picked up by a National Team. She graduated from karts to cars in 2010 & completed JK Tyre National Racing Championship. She earned the tag of ‘India’s fastest woman racer‘ in the Mercedes Young Star Driver Programme, securing 6 race victories and 9 runner-up positions. She has been amongst Top 5 racers in India. She qualified for the final round of the KCT of the MAI National Karting and got a spot as the only girl at the JK Tyre Karting Championship. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Volkswagen Vento Cup, the Toyota Etios Cup in India and has added many such feathers to her cap. She is going to participate in Malaysia (MSF Saga Cup) and is one of the 55 women selected from all around the world for second stage of W Series (all-female racing series), organised by David Coulthard (Formula 1 Winner) to be held in Melk, Austria in January, 2019.

Sneha Sharma

Sneha Sharma as a Pilot with Indigo

Born in Kolkata and brought up in Mumbai, Sneha was fond of all things adventurous right from young age. She says, “My father was in Merchant Navy and when I saw him sailing, my love for machines came naturally.” Sneha wanted to be a pilot and this could also finance her dreams of racing cars. She is equally fond of flying and racing but however her first love remains racing. She got her racing license first, then the flying license and then came the driving one. She took loan to study flight courses from US & Malaysia at the age of 17. She came back & grabbed a job as a pilot. There were newer roadblocks then. Busy schedule, planning her leaves & holidays accordingly so that she could participate in racing & also managing practice sessions for the same. With her flights lined up, she got less practice sessions than her competitors, leave alone the tiresome, hectic schedule. She would be taunted by her male counterparts, which was obvious as they couldn’t take it that they lost to a girl, but negative remarks didn’t make her lose faith in self. She put that aggression in performance. Managing flights and races is still tough but nothing deters her. She works for long hours. In her free time, she hits straight to the race track or gym. Racing demands high physical fitness, like other sports or rather more at times. She says – “As a girl you need to put extra efforts.” That’s not all to her fitness regime, from workouts to playing badminton, swimming and following a strict diet, are all that she does without a miss. Sometimes waking up as early as 3 a.m. in the morning. Time management is something she excels at, balancing racing, flying & exercising. She does power yoga to keep her mental balance and focus. Rope skipping is also a thing for her in order to keep her eye and hand coordination.

At the same time, inspite of various safety harnesses and rules, this sport can be dangerous as even the negligence of other racers can lead to accidents. She too had fractures, petrol burns and injuries but then she isn’t afraid of death, she fears only one thing – ‘not finishing the race.’ Sneha also opines on what she thinks about the current scenario of sports in India especially racing. She says she is seeing a shift as more appreciation and attention is coming to racing & also other sports. There has been a change from the times she started to which she herself has contributed a lot, in creating awareness about the sport. For girls, she says nothing can stop them if they make up their minds.

As much we loved talking and hearing her lifestory, we knew the clock was ticking and it was time for her swimming session. Before exchanging goodbyes, we asked of her future plans and where she sees herself now. Sneha says, “I am happy with all that I have achieved & am looking forward to the upcoming racing competitions. There’s one life and I want to make the best out of it. Racing is my passion and I hope I keep bringing name & fame to my country.”

The last question was – “Do men still taunt?

- “I let my performance speak for it !” – said Sneha, with a sense of confidence.

Sneha Sharma

Interviewed By:
Yashi Das

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4 Fashion Tips To keep In Mind On Rainy Days

Mumbai rains scared hell out of us and we hope it’s not repeated. However, if it doesn’t rain cats and dogs but some tiny droplets, we all love that. The sweet earthy smell and the fashionista within us is in full swing on such days. It isn’t all hunky dory as it can make things messy, hence fashion on rainy days is all about the perfect blend of couture and comfort, playing with colors, fabrics to create a fresh look. So check out certain tips to help you this season:

  1. Avoid Light Color Clothes

    As it can be pretty dirty and messy, thus white and light color is a big NO. It’s difficult to remove mud stains and alsotsvdsyk132 leads to transparency once it gets wet. Hence, opt for dark color.

  1. Lovely Kurtas

    Long Kurtas are one of the most versatile outfits that go well along with a pair of palazzos, jeans, or leggings! Pair it with a neat up do, comfy rainy footwear along with a sling bag that fits your daily essentials and off you go!                                                        

  1. Brighter Style

    Cheer up the gloomy weather with bright Digital Printed Kurtis. Rains bring in dull grey weather, beat it with the brighter styling! Use of bright colors can be a good mantra as they cut through the gloomy weather.



  1. Chiffon and Georgette Sarees

    One of the most comfortable fabrics Chiffon and Georgette, which can be washed and dried in jiffy in this weather should be a definite go for saree lovers. 



Aman Singh Shrinet

Fore School of Management

8 Things That Cross Every Girl’s Mind When Dressed In Ethnic Wear

No wonder girls take a lot of time to shop, to dress up; as they just want to look their best when dressed in ethnic wear. And if you thought ethnic wear is just about choosing the right kind of fabric or outfit, you could be wrong. It’s seems a gamut of tasks and more than choosing attire, especially for women and it’s all paid off when she is dressed completely and you glance at her and your jaw drops and you become speechless. So, here are 8 things that cross every girl’s mind when dressed in ethnic wear.

1) Ethnic wear suits Indian body figure, so if it is a saree you could just drape it around your body, no matter what body shape you are in, and you are ready to go looking dashing and graceful. It just suits every figure, and if you have a nice figure and a flat belly, you could show off your navel in a saree if you like. Triveni Ethnics offers a great range of sarees for all body types in a variety of styles and colors, from Georgette sarees to Chiffon sarees and well the list goes on.


  2) So if you have your man, and you want to impress his mother, get ready to show yourself off in front of his mother in ethnic wear. Dressed in ethnic wear brings out the confidence in you, and all you need to do is put on a little smile on your face and the rest is taken care by the ethnic wear and we are sure, you are not going to get disappointed.

  3) The feeling of pride in Indian culture, to embrace the culture of India is what ethnic wear brings in the mind of a girl. Our rich heritage in textile, vibrancy of colors, and embroidery coupled with fine pieces of jewelry, is the USP of our ethnic wear. Every portion of ethnic wear is meticulously selected that boasts of Indian culture, just as our behavior reflects Indian culture the same way our dresses speak Indian-ness. Tell me one cultural event that goes without women wearing ethnic wear? So whether it’s a wedding, a family function or for that matter a college farewell, just visit Triveniethnics.com and have all your needs taken care of with the comfort of online delivery to your doorstep.

4) Elegance, elegance, elegance! When dressed in ethnic wear and this word does not pop up, that is out of question. Whether it is a pallu of a saree, or a dupatta of a suit, they all sway with the movements your body or hands make, as if not intending to leave you, and always following you keeping the elegance intact.


5) You all have worn your mother’s saree or a suit while browsing through the shelf of your mother. The sense of maturity, stepping on to mother’s shoes, carrying the tradition forward, when dressed in your mother’s saree or suit, looking yourself in the mirror, reminding you as if the younger version of your mother is brought back alive.

6) Girls have always admired the how princesses are shown to look and even they want to look like one of them one day, so when dressed in ethnic wear, they are the princesses waiting to be charmed by the prince of their dream who caresses them the way they want to be   caressed and bring the world to their feet.

7) Looking differently from the usual day that even she is not able to recognize herself, from the daily old boring outfit to something very refreshing that speaks of vibrancy, grace, colorfulness and donning that royal look stylized by bangles, bindis, and other accessories, so much so that a glare at the look makes a grumpy mood go away. And yes, a chance for make up!

8) Dressed in ethnic wear, a girl always thinks of looking the right age, if the attire is complementing her age or not, if the style is contemporary or not and if the style is not contemporary, how to make one contemporary. And if something is wrong, here come accessories to the rescue. No matter how simple your suit is or saree is or outdated it seems to be, if you have bangles that make melodious sounds, coupled with fine bindi and ear-rings you can make the best ethnic look. Not to forget the gajra, they are not just the thing for South Indian women; they look equally stunning on all Indian women.

After this, a few men woul stop saying that they really don’t understand girl’s mind, you now know it a little better. So why should girls always take pain to select the best ethnic wear, guys go out or go online, start with gifting your beloved one with a small accessory and win her heart. And when you go online, don’t forget www.triveniethnics.com.

tsnsa12029By: Ankit Singhal (Fore School of Management)


Colorful rangolis,crackers,poojas … Diwali is one of the most yearned-for festival of the year! The glorious triumph of virtuousness over evil, uprightness over immorality, truth over deceit; this festival is a continuous reminder of the results of one’s actions and deeds. Hindus celebrate this event with great verve and vigour. It has always been cherished with our near and dear ones. Nevertheless it calls for timely preparations and arrangements to avoid the last minute hassles! With the impending Diwali season, people seek for stylish ethnic attires complementing their choices, which not only synergise with the mood of the season but also make the heads turn.


Indian ethnic wear has grown since ancient times, when women donned sarees, dupattas and matching salwars; a convenient identification with elegance and simplicity. Even with the rampant rise in western wear, the prominence of Indian wear remains unchallenged and undefeated. Bandhej concept from Rajasthan, Chikankari from Lucknow or Kanjivaram and Tasar continue to remain nevertheless much prized possessions in a woman’s closet.


Gone are the days when ethnic wear was synonymous to “discomfort”. The novel collections and assortment of ethnic garments comprise of exquisite designs, range of colour options and multiple exclusive concepts, while supporting the individual fabric preferences for the varying seasons in India. While cotton and georgette sarees are primarily suited to the morning, summery days in North and South India, the heavy Tasar and Pashmina silk are mostly favoured by women in the cold wintry days of December and January.


With the changing lifestyles, young girls have developed a penchant for experiencing the growing new styles in the ethnic fashion industry, Thanks to our Kareenas and Katrinas, who have immaculately pulled off the best of their looks in film festivals, movies and red carpets, inspiring  young girls to follow this much aspired and appreciated fashion concept across the globe.


This season explore different styles with our dedicated collection of:

Lehenga Saree – The brilliance of saree combined with elegance of lehenga

Anarkali salwar suits and churidars-The royal outfit which takes you back to the glorious Mughal era!

Bollywood Replica Sarees- Inspiring collection directly from the closet of our Bollywood fashionistas !

Art Silk Sarees- Gracefulness of silk at the best possible price.

Ready Made Salwar Suits- Standard sizes suitable for all body types! Couple it with a beautifully studded neckpiece and earrings.

Gowns- Flamboyance, attitude, glamour and splendour, a mini capsule to that perfect look for the ever buzzing Diwali night!


At Triveniethnics, this Diwali, we promise you a seamless experience of refreshing your wardrobe, offering a sense of confidence and gracefulness as you strut your way to the glorious festival of lights!


By: Nitya Gupta


A royal wedding garb is incomplete without a set of fashionable jewellery. Jewellery is undeniably a woman’s prized possession. Gold and diamond ornaments have long been associated with the social status and lifestyle of individuals. The legacy of transferring the ownership of jewellery to the succeeding generations has continued to be an important ritual in Indian families.

Fashion accessories include neck pieces, earrings, bangles, bracelets, pendants and rings. The heavy neckpieces with an extensive detailing of gemstones, sapphires, crystals, and diamonds offer a tasteful fusion to your regal attire. Choker necklaces with Kundan embellishments provide you a classy and chic look, and enhance the splendor when coupled with low cut cholis and hanging chandelier or hoop style earrings. You may also accentuate your look with a maang tika on your loosely tied bun or straight hair!


A modern and a formal professional western attire teams up best with a light minimalistic, single stone pendants in variety of hues and a pair of gemstone studded earrings. You can always flaunt the desired look with the pearl necklaces as they epitomize elegance and flamboyance at the very same time. Golden or silver bangles can be worn as a regular statement accessory by married females. Oversized hoop earrings complement the casual attire and jive well with denims and long skirts.


This Diwali, sit pretty and stay ravishing with an elaborate Triveni ethnic range of fashion jewels and costumes. Explore the opulence and magnificence of the jaw dropping palette of ensembles! The select range of our jewellery is sure to bring uniqueness to your fashion pursuit.

By: Nitya Gupta

Relaxing Comfort of Traditional Garments

India is a land of diverse land comprising of different cultures,religions,practices and ethnicities. Mughals, Kushans, Guptas and Cholas have nurtured and contributed to the Indian cultural heritage of India with their rich and creative sense of music, art, literature, cuisines and dressings.

Some of the clothings which were introduced in the Mughal period were “chafan” and “postin”. These styles were inspired by Persian ,Parsis and Scythian styles of coutures which were further diversified into ‘sarbgati’(covering entire body),’burqa’ and ‘hijab’.

Varying dressing styles have evolved due to the changing climatic conditions across different states in India. Where Punjabis adopted the Indo Aryan fashions such as Lungi and Salwars for functions,Gujaratis assumed garments like ghaghra ,choli ,pagris and kurtas as an indicator of their social statuses,origin and lifestyle practices.


Attires such as kurtas and salwar kameez also assumed a special place in our wardrobes due to comfort and convenience of usability and maintenance of these clothes. Saris carrying the essence of different states such as Benarsi,Kanchipuram ,Mysore silk,Bandhej have captured our hearts with the evolving shades, colors,fabrics,silhouettes and concepts.Lehengas and ghaghra cholis are also worn in multitude of events by Indian women to identify with the Indian roots and origins.Churidars are generally worn in combination with long tailored Anarkali suits which remarkably accentuate the body curves and figures of women.


Sherwanis and Pathan coats have been the fashion rage for some years now. These are generally worn with churidars and trousers in occasions. Sherwanis are generally coupled with red or golden colored pagdis on weddings and poojas.Mundus and lungis are predominantly significant in the areas of Karnataka and Kerala which are teamed up with shirts or kurtas as they provide good aeration in the hot and humid climates of the southern cities.



At Triveni ethnics, we offer you an array of choices for redefining your own style statements. Chunnis, Salwars,Salwar Kameez,Sarees, Jewellery, Lehengas etc can be served at just one platter on a very affordable price. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Indian aroma and avail the best products at an even better prices with Triveni Ethnics.

By: Nitya Gupta

Style it up the ‘Dhoti’ way

Attire speaks all and no doubt every Indian traditional wear says a lot about the country’s rich culture. There are plethora of different ethnic wears that reflects the beauty of our country as well as the beauty of the dressing sense that we have, but amongst them ‘Dhoti’ particularly remains one of the best attire that India can always boast about!

Dhoti: also known as vetti, pancha, mundu, etc, is worn extensively across the country. It is simply a piece of cloth, generally of one color or shade which is sometimes embroidered with different materials (like golden gotta) to increase the beauty of the product.


The color of a dhoti represents a lot about the occasion, for example a dull white one is worn by the Bengalis as a casual wear and always during marriage ceremonies,


Dull white dhoti

vermillion shaded ones are worn by priests of Maharashtra and also it would be worth mentioning that a perfect white dhoti is considered an official ethnic wear of the southern states like Tamil Nadu.


Vermillion color dhoti worn mostly by priests

The way of wearing a dhoti also says a lot about the person’s attitude. The way it is draped around the waist and the way it is pleated. Like for instance, it is not at all acceptable if someone folds a dhoti above the knees and attends any formal function or ceremony; it is considered rude.

As new fashion trends crept into the Indian market scenario, people started forgetting this beautiful attire and soon it started to get stacked up in our cupboards, unused, unspoken about. Many youngsters often dreads from wearing one even now. But one must always remember that ‘old is gold’ and the fashion industry believed that this time it is necessary to revive the ‘dhoti-culture’.

To reinitiate the use of dhoti, its elastic avatar entered the market. Now, no more worrying about how to tie that knot, no more worrying  about how many pleats to be made, it is more of a ‘ready to get into’ product now. Ladies too can flaunt this ethnic wear in various other ways like ‘dhoti-pants’ that would compliment best with a cool top.


Different variations of ‘dhoti-pants’

Sounds interesting isn’t it?

So, let’s party now ‘the dhoti way’!


By: Santu Patra

Share Your First Saree Story Contest

A saree is the one and solely ancient Indian apparel that has however not losen its charm. And its always special and memorable when a girl dresses in a saree for the very first time as every growing girl has a desire to wear a saree just as their moms do. And there too comes the auspicious day when she finally drapes the saree for the first time, say it your farewell, family wedding or any such special occasion.

To memorise or to cherish those memories again, Triveni ran a contest “Share your First Saree Story” on its website and got exciting responses.

Some of the responses are:

Chandra Shah (Singapore):

CCF04162015_00002My first drape of Saree was when I was 20 years old – in Junagadh, Gujarat, India. I was thrilled. I felt suddenly grown up. I begin loving myself – looking so beautiful in Saree. My sister-in-law helped me to wear my first saree. The saree was from Calcutta – Dhakai Saree, with big border and big Palav.

What people said admiring:You look elegant in Saree. You look Nirupa Roy, a famous Indian cinema actress then.

Now, I live in Singapore, and usually wear Dress. However, my love for Saree remains intact. On any appropriate occasion, I wear Saree. And, I tell my close friends to wear Saree.

Recently, there was Shrimad Bhagvat Katha, where I did wear Saree on all days. We celebrate Navratri in Singapore and I wear Saree then.

During Last October, at my son’s wedding events in Cancun, Mexico, the guests were mainly from USA, Canada, and Brazil. I wear different sarees for different events, with my daughter & friends in Saree, too.All foreign guests were appreciating like anything – Wow!

Even I convinced my American daughter-in-law (living in NY, USA) to wear Saree. She was very happy.

We purchased special sarees from Mumbai, India.

Jemini Ganatra (Hyderabad):

IMG-20150327-WA0004I wore saree first time on my farewell function .It was a RED net fabric saree.It was awesome experience for me to wear saree for first time on this my MBA farewell function at IBS Hyderabad ,i also got a very nice comments from my friends like pretty , lovely ,beautiful etc. I really feel very comfortable in saree and i can carry it very easily as i like to wear ethnic clothes like kurties and suits.In addition to it, i am from Gujarat generally in my family we used to wear ethnic clothes.

My first saree experience really made very happy as i am very much  fond of to wear accessories with it as you can see this in my attached photographs.

I think, being an INDIAN girl you should respect it’s culture and yes, saree is the most beautiful traditional apparel for an INDIAN woman. I respect for it and i believe that every girl should wear a saree on our INDIAN festival or any traditional function at her family.

Thanks a lot by organizing this type of competitions and i really appreciate this idea so that girls like me got a chance to show her experience and also her beauty.

Nisha Mishra:

DSC_0013_20150404222530225वो थी मेरी फेयरवेल की पार्टी, लगना था कुछ खास,

साड़ी पहनकर  लगने  लगी प्यारी,बन गया वो दिन सबसे खास।।

Priyanka Singh (Bangalore):

IMG_20150419_150924Oh this memory of wearing saree first time leaves giggles in my tummy. This is when we were in 8th Grade. It was the last n final day of Dandiya celebrations in our locality. I remember that all my friend had decided on the 1st day of Dandiya celebrations to wear saree on the final day of Dandiya. And we were all excited to put our best foot forward. We all were busy selecting sarees from our mothers wardrobe.

I happen to choose a red saree, with pink embroidered which my mom got as a wedding gift from my nani. I got my mom’s blouse altered.

On the d day, my mom and my neighbor aunty helped me in draping the saree, which was quiet heavy. i was a bit cautious about the fact that how would i play dandaya with such heavy saree, and what if i got stuck or it opens up. but my mom said not to worry about it as she had pinned up everything very properly.

I looked myself in the mirror and wondered how tall and grown up i was looking in the saree. i felt great and left for the function.But the moment i steeped out i again got cautious about the saree fittings, and also i thought i was hopping instead of walking in the saree. but with time it got better, and i could walk properly.

we reached the venue, and saw all my friends draped in saree, and they looked great.

all my worries vanished after we started playing graba, i even forgot that i was wearing a saree, as i was so comfortable in it by then.

the music stopped, and the function ended. But my memories of the first saree will always remain in my mind, after that event i have never left an opportunity to wear a saree, be it the teachers day celebration at school, or the farewell party.I m in love with the 6 yard piece of cloth.

Shweta Patni (Andhra Pradesh):

FB_IMG_1428248867923I am a lil overweight so never got anybody’s attention but my recent farewell was d day when this happened.

I wore saree for the first time inspite of the apprehensions of wearing saree on this much weight…rest was history…everybody was surprised and i got atleast 50 compliments….yes 50….one f d most happy day fr m…an it happened coz f d saree….


Pinky Samal (Surat):

My first drape of saree at my collage teachers day function in 6th semester and this time we were (my collage classmate) decided to ware saree and my role was MSO(Modeling Simulation and Operation) Lecture. This is my first time of wearing saree and i was at my hostel and i don’t have saree at that moment but i purchases it immediately but did not get the blouse stitched so i purchased a separate matching blouse. I know how to ware saree but i missed my mom so much because she ware saree in very beautiful style, she can ware saree in all style bangali, odishi, gujarati etc. I tried to ware it but i wouldn’t then one of my friend help me to ware it. I ware saree perfectly then went to collage. All friends give me complement i am looking so nice in saree because i have slim and medium height body then in the green shaded net saree was looking very nice, very beautiful. I was little uncomfortable while walking with the saree and 4” hill but any how i managed the whole day. I was so high lighted because I always ware western clothes never ware traditional ware so all collage friends and all faculties wanted to see me at least once. They said you look better in saree as compare to jeans and you look so elegant. Finally I was so happy with my first time saree experience and specially for the good compliments.



Rohit Bal: The grande finale WIFW

What do you get when you put together a Qutab Minar adorned with lamps, chandeliers and red carpet, live music by the powerhouse Shubha Mudgal and a line that is an ode to Nishat Bagh in Kashmir?
A whooping grande finale by Rohit Bal. 102 models cascaded down a runway lined with ornate lamps on either sides with the crowd watching in absolute state of awe. The line covered everything a dreamy bride or groom could ask for. Larger-than-life lehengas in full circle skirts, peplum cut blouses, achkans, sarees with ornate jackets, full length anarkalis, jodhpuris and jackets for men and an entire bouquet of Indian wear deemed fit for a prince and a princess. The colour palette went from white with red, red with gold, black with red and gold and deep wines. The highlights of the grandeur relied on kashmiri thread embroidery, hints of brocade, gold embroidery on velvet and the works. The accessories to accompany these mesmerising clothes were rose flower maang tikkas and rose adornments in the hair. Arjun Rampal walked the ramp for Rohit Bal in a black velvet number and Louboutin shoes. It was interesting to see Christian Louboutin sitting front row for Rohit Bal. This show was the epitome of grandeur and magnificence like never seen before. Kudos to a brilliant end to a wonderful season of fashion.





Authored by Shreya Kalra of www.ftlofaot.com (For the Love of fashion and Other Things)

Top 5 orange garments: Day 5 of WIFW

Lets face it, all shades of orange are trending this spring summer season. At the final day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, we saw five defining moments of shades of orange becoming the highlights of the day. These ranged from peaches to corals to candied fiery oranges. If you have not already, get yourself something in the shade of the season.
Joy Mitra’s sensibility of light ‘jaal work’ keeps the mood festive and delicate in this beautiful apricot and cream number.

Good Luck Irani Cafe by Nida Mahmood brought to life Parsi fun, kitsch sensibilities and this cool semi drape saree with a bright orange border is definitely one to acquire.

Niharika Pandey’s mood was fun and quirky and this LOVE cropped top with the water paint effect maxi skirt was a fun orange ensemble.

Rahul Singh played with sequins and this gown with interesting slits and cutwork lined with sequins was a cool fiery orange number.

Harem pants and a cropped blouse, this bohemian gypsy ensemble in a coral shady by Kanika Saluja for Annaika with its beautiful mirror work definitely worked wonders.

Authored by Shreya Kalra of www.ftlofaot.com (For the Love of Fashion and Other Things)