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Sabyasachi captures the essence of Traditional clothing!

While some may think fashion is all about skin show and skimpy outfits… there are some who beg to differ! We are talking about Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the infamous Indian designer who made a mark in the world of fashion by retaining the essence of traditional clothing and proving himself on the standards of contemporary fashion.

Sabyaachi has set up his first flagship store in the NCR at Mehrauli.  The designer has feathers of success like Paa, Aishwarya Rais’s look on Opera Winfrey’s show, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzarish and many more to count! Sabyasachi’s bridal collection, better known as Bridal Sutra is the most awaited show each year at the Lakme Fashion Week!

Sabyasachi has been designing for Bollywood for quite many years and most recently he has been working on Aishwarya Rais’s look for her forthcoming movie Raavana. His fan list has big names like Rani Mukherjee but one of the most remarkable achievements of Sabyasachi has been the reincarnation of Vidya Balan as a fashion diva! The actress who was officially labelled “Worst Dressed” not much time back has now become one amongst the most well dressed and stylish celebrities. The credit goes to the designer who made it possible for her!

Sabyasachi’s designs are ruled by Golden and deep colours that adds to the enigma of a woman and brings about the true Indian beauty dressed with royalty and vanity! Antique work, thick borders and contrasting shades are the designer’s style. The designer admits that red and bottle green are his favourite colours and no wonder we get to see most of these in bridal wear! Sabyasachi sticks to natural fabrics and loved designing in textures and embroidery.

Source: http://www.sabyasachi.com

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Bridal Jewellery spells Gitanjali!

In the world of Bridal Jewellery, Gitanjali has given us numerous brands that match the taste and choice of every bride! Let us take a look at the various brands under the umbrella of Gitanjali and what is special in each for you!

Nakshatra: This one is surely the most popular amongst all the brands, partially because of the brand ambassador controversies surrounding it and mostly because the collection is such that appeals to all segments of the society! Imaginative designs, detailed craftsmanship and gleaming attraction is what makes this collection the perfect choice!

DDamas: Indian aesthetics taken to the international level… D’damas is the joint brand of Gitanjali and Dubai based D’Damas brand. This brand offers delicate collection in diamond studded gold jewellery, ideal for bridal shopping.

Sangini: This one will help you find the right anniversary gift! The collection has beautiful rings and pendants designed as a cluster of small round diamonds in a gold base.

Asmi: This is the brand that celebrates womanhood and pledges to adorn the new age Indian woman. The jewellery has a delicate and feminine look that adds a delicate touch to the strength and grace of a strong woman.

Rivaaz: if you look for light weight delicate designs… this is the brand for you! 18k gold jewellery with signity cubic zirconia. Ethnic yet modern… that is the essence of the collection!

Gili: Gili was the first Indian Jewellery Brand launched in 1994 that redefined the jewellery paradigm from an occasional need to the need for every occasion! The collection mostly has modern fine-looking designs for casual wear!

Other brands under the Gitanjali umbrella are Diya, Lucera, Calgaro, Stefan hafner, Maya, Kashvi, Desire and Rosatto.

So if you are on a look out for bridal jewellery or even for other occasions… you know exactly where to drop in!

Source: http://www.gitanjaligroup.com

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Satya Paul.. A dfferent collection!

On Woman’s day this year, Satya Paul’s show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer saw some great Bridal outfits by the renowned designer. Satya Paul has been ruling the world of Bridal fashion for more than two decades now and the brand itself spells fashion and traditional style! The bridal wear at Satya Paul has a sense of subtleness with and amazing beauty that captures all! The two showstealing  outfits that the collection showcased were the striking gold and crystal lehenga with a round cut choli and lush dupatta… wearing the breathtaking costume, former miss india earth Amruta Pathki  was the most elegant and stunning one to walk the ramp!

The other appearance that stole the show was former miss India Sarah jane who walked the ramp in a flaming red Saree with detailed embroidery and an off shoulders red embroided bustier. Sarah came scorching the ramp with the dramatic look of the Saree.

Unlike the trademark color blends of Satya Paul, this collection had ethnicity and simplicity which came through as a refreshing change!

When you plan your wedding dress, there are many options that come to mind… from showroom purchase to getting one stitched or getting it designed. Well, getting your bridal attire designed from any renowned designer would cost quite a lot of riches but there is a way to get there and that is getting yourself a designer wear wedding dress from  Satya Paul bridal collection!

Fusion Bridal Wear!

Its your wedding and you want everything to be your way… then why not the wedding dress? Is the red traditional lehnga the only way you can dress for your wedding?  The answer is…no! the world of fashion is full of innovativge ideas and fusion bridal wear is one of them!

Play with Colours

Bored of the conventional wedding palette of Red and related shades like pink, maroon and burgundy? Here is how you can be the trendsetter!You can go in for unconventional colours such as yellow, crème or purple hues. Or even play on contrasts such as adding a red chunni to a crème lehnga choli which would bring a desirable edge to your costume! Or simply go with your favourite colour and you are sure to sweep everyone off their feet!

Bold id Beautiful!

If you can carry that deep cleavage and those thin straps everyday then what stops you from dressing that way for your wedding? Get your wedding costume designed to be the most glamorous and sensuous bride ever! Get a short deep cut choli with a fish cut lehenga and when this bold costume will be adorned by minimalistic jewellery and the heavy chunni what comes next will be a bride to remember!

So experiment and break the rules because your wedding is your day in every way!

Check out the lovely fusion wear designs by Manish Malhotra for some great ideas: Manish Malhotra Bridal

Hair Styles

Wedding calls for a good hair treatment and deciding upon the best suited hair style for you. So take out time to give your hair a good professional wash, conditioning a fine cut. You may also get your hair coloured, if required. All this needs to be done preferably more than a week before the wedding.

The hair style you pick for your wedding needs to be complimenting the wedding dress.

If you plan to wear the dupatta over your head then the hair style has to be ideally be a bun but you can still play around with the hair on the sides of your face.

Try the following hair styles and see what suits your dress best:

1940 curls: it is the lovely 40’s look with curls falling on the sides of your face, best for a round face. It can be done with a bun and also with half the hair pulled behind!

Twisted hair: If you are not covering your head with a dupatta, this hair style would be very stylish. Twisted flocks of hair pinned with and elegant updo lets your face and make-up stay highlighted and neatly outlined with your hair twisted pattern, best suited for an oval face.

Bun: A neat bun is the best bet specially if you are covering your head or even if you are not, nice matching pins will bring an elegant look.

Hair style that is a big “no” for the wedding is short or long fringes. Do not wear fringes on your forehead for your wedding instead if you have fringes, pin them back neatly.

A good hair style enhances the look majorly so opt for the most suited hair style and make the best of that special day when you will be the centre of attention.