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This vitiligo photo series is absolutely breathtaking

Wednesday, March 28 2018

This vitiligo photo series is absolutely breathtaking

This vitiligo photo series is absolutely breathtaking Refreshing, empowering and a Must See! By Olivia Blair March 28, 2018 SHARE Instagram and other social media platforms have long been associated with one type of beauty standard. In a world full of filters, tuning settings and one where, generally people only show themselves looking their absolute best, social media can neglect to show a healthy diverse mix of people when it comes to body type, race and gender identity. Luckily, every now and again, a photo series comes along which gives a much-needed nod to beauty in all forms. The latest one to check out is by London-based photographer Brock Elbank , who has launched a photo series of people with vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition where pale, white patches develop on the skin. It's caused by the lack of the pigment melanin and typically occurs on the face, neck and hands but can affect any part of the body. Elbank, who had previously shot a series on freckles, had people with vitiligo apply to be in his series by sending in selfies. So far, people from Austria, Brazil, the Caribbean, Israel, Russia and the UK have all featured. 'Unique, striking individuals are always a great source of visual interest to me and my work,' Brock told Cosmopolitan.com/uk . ' I see beauty in what many see as different. Unique individuals who stand out from the crowd are what inspire me to do what I do.' When the models arrive to have their shots done, he says it tends to not really feel like a 'set' as he tries to make the vibe really personal 'so the subjects feel as relaxed as possible'. 'With every single subject I shoot, for whatever series, I like to just talk for an hour to hear their story and get an idea of who they are,' he says. 'The more you know about someone the better the results.' Brock's vitiligo series is going to continue for another year or so and anyone who wishes to apply can do so through the photographer's Instagram. It's great to see such exposure for vitiligo from the series and luckily, on Instagram, there's an increasing number of people with vitiligo rightfully celebrating their faces and bodies on the platform. The accounts @girlswithvitiligo and @spottingbeauty both showcase gorgeous women and men across the world with the skin condition:

How to succeed in fashion, according to the Istituto Marangoni's Roberto Riccio

Tuesday, March 27 2018

How to succeed in fashion, according to the Istituto Marangoni's Roberto Riccio

Fashion How to succeed in fashion, according to the Istituto Marangoni's Roberto Riccio "You have skills, but you can easily be replaced by someone who has the same skills" By Rochelle Pinto March 27, 2018 SHARE Roberto Riccio has made his career in shaping generations of fashion designers, from Milan to Mumbai. On his return to India for ELLE Graduates 2018 — our annual showcase to pick the next superstar of Indian fashion — the CEO of Istituto Marangoni talks diversity, staying relevant and the most important ingredient to success. What was your experience of Elle Graduates 2018? Roberto: It was very well organized, first of all. The audience was really cool, it was my first time meeting so many people from the fashion industry. It’s the right time to establish a new way of teaching fashion, if that’s what we are going to do. A post shared by ELLE India (@elleindiaofficial) on Mar 21, 2018 at 4:44am PDT From your research, what did you feel was lacking in the way fashion was being taught in India? We have been working with National Institute of Fashion Technology for many years, and we have approximately 150 Indians coming into Milan every year. But it’s a different way to teach. We want people, when they finish, to be immediately ready to enter the industry. We are not teaching students to become tailors, this must be clear. They study pattern cutting, they use sewing machines but this isn’t tailoring. This is designing. We look into the future to be competitive and thus, these guys know how to sell. There is no fashion product that cannot be sold. We teach this approach to fashion — which is contemporary and creative. Also, our teachers come from the industry. Thank God, we have people who decided to leave Italy for three to six months of their lives for this, because they know how important fashion education is to support developing fashion in the world. The best thing about being a student of fashion design in India right now? A post shared by Dior Official (@dior) on Mar 4, 2018 at 7:05am PST In the '80s, becoming Armani or Versace was much easier than it is now. You can be a Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior, you can be an Alessandro Michele of Gucci, but you cannot be Alessandro Michele. That’s difficult in a developed market. In emerging countries, it is much easier. In India, for example, I always encourage my students to launch their own brand. It’s the right moment to do it. You have momentum that’s similar to the 70s and 80s in Europe, and there is a big opportunity if you are creative, talented and, above all know, how to make money. Some fashion schools in India are accused of teaching the same syllabus that they had a decade ago. Do you think this is a defining factor if you want to stay relevant? It is fundamental. What I was teaching 10 years ago is completely gone. The last 10 years — with the arrival of the internet, bloggers, influencers — everything is changing. Social media is really bringing changes and a school like ours needs to be up-to-date. Every year we have two meetings — pan-European and global — with all faculties meeting and exchanging ideas. That, in the end, is brought to the classroom when they teach. On top of that, we have 107 nationalities studying at Istituto Marangoni. In Milan in particular, it’s a bible of languages. I love that it’s so diverse and everyone can be themselves. School, in some cases, has become the safe place for people that cannot express himself or herself in the right way in society or in the family. That’s what we say about fashion in India, it’s a safe bubble where you don’t have to hide who you are. How does your organisation support diversity? @nitinbalchauhan used his collection as commentary on the state of refugees in war zones around the world. Garments seemed pieced together from fragmented fabric, silhouettes were oversized and overwhelming, and military-inspired detailing took on a macabre feel. @thefdci #AIFW #fashion #statement A post shared by ELLE India (@elleindiaofficial) on Mar 15, 2018 at 8:48pm PDT It is probably the most free and open space for all types of people. The other important thing is that we don’t promise a very good job at the end of three years. We want to change your life on the very first day, which is why you will find an environment that is surrounded by beauty, like this one (in Mumbai). From furniture to interior design, people can be really themselves. Diversity is richness, and I am also happy that my faculty has an ethical approach to life. There is a rising number of women that have become super famous designers. Now, the majority of people attending are female and some of them have been able to become successful in four years. Paula Cademartori started off with a small office in Milan, she asked Marangoni to help develop her first website, and today, her bags are seen on Fifth Avenue in New York. I’m so proud about that If you were to sum up what you teach your students on what is absolutely necessary to succeed as a fashion designer, what would you say? You have skills, but you can easily be replaced by someone who has the same skills. Show you love what you do. So that when you go away from the job, your boss will miss you. You can have the most creative ideas in the world, but if you cannot transform them into something well made — where you can recognize the quality and the ability — you will never succeed. Skills are important but love and passion are far more important.

From Gucci to Gaurav Gupta, bid for your favourite designer at ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018

Tuesday, March 27 2018

From Gucci to Gaurav Gupta, bid for your favourite designer at ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018

Fashion From Gucci to Gaurav Gupta, bid for your favourite designer at ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018 Covetable items at prices you'll love By ELLE Team March 27, 2018 SHARE If your wishlist of dream designer labels includes Gucci, Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta and the like, your prayers have been heard — the ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018 features a silent auction that allows you access to exclusive designer merchandise, provided yours is the winning bid. Take your pick from leading fashion designers Anamika Khanna, Shantanu & Nikhil and Gaurav Gupta who will be auctioning off an ensemble each from their collections. Fancy a designer sari? Make sure you bid for the one from Bageecha and Satya Paul. For bag lovers, Gucci's it-bag could become your most prized possession. And if you're a sneaker head, keep an eye out for a pair of Adidas Originals signed by Stan Smith himself. Did we mention there's also a stunning jacket from Dries Van Noten, donated by Le Mill? Anamika Khanna Gaurav Gupta The countdown to April 1 has already begun — get your donor passes for your friends and family here , or buy your tickets on the spot at the Vivanta by Taj-President, Cuffe Parade in Mumbai. All funds raised through the ELLE Breast Cancer Campaign's annual fundraising event go to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation.

Kareena Kapoor Khan's trainer Anshuka Parwani takes us through her intense workout

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Kareena Kapoor Khan's trainer Anshuka Parwani takes us through her intense workout

Kareena Kapoor Khan's trainer Anshuka Parwani takes us through her intense workout Anshuka Parwani will turn your world upside down By Mamta Mody March 27, 2018 SHARE Ever since Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the runway for Manish Malhotra at his recent Singapore show, our interest in her fitness routine has increased three fold. We decided to visit her go-to FlyFit instructor, Anshuka Parwani to understand how we can get closer to our own fitness goals. Founder of Anshuka Yoga, Parwani combines the best of aerial yoga, aerial Pilates and aerial fitness into one power-packed hour for a full-body workout. She agreed to give us a quick primer and we agreed to not throw up during an inversion. When you sign up for a session with Parwani, you get a hardcore workout. Striking a yoga pose or doing planks while suspended in a silk hammock isn’t easy. “This method makes your body, especially your core work harder towards stabilizing the body. And like any great workout, your body will be sore next day.” The bright pink hammocks in her studio are intimidating, but Parwani had us master an inversion at first attempt. At her class, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never practiced yoga or Pilates, she explains, “The hammock works with you to stretch and lengthen your body, and improve your flexibility. It increases awareness levels and muscle strength, and completely de-stresses you.” The benefits of these FlyFit sessions go beyond the aesthetic appeal of toned abs and a sculpted bum. They improve muscular flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, cardiovascular conditioning and realign the spine. It also increases the capacity of the digestive and circulatory systems in your body. “Combined with a high-impact cardio workout for 20 minutes, atleast thrice a week will keep you healthy and will improve your strength levels,” she advises. The high point of any session with Parwani has to be the final resting pose at the end of class, the floating savasana. “The hammock cocoons your body, making you feel warm and protected­, like a womb, and it’s very therapeutic after an intense workout.” Maybe we’ll sign up for a weekly session of floating savasana before we start working on those abs. 12 group sessions with Anshuka will set you back by Rs 8,000. For more information, contact her here .

ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018 gives you access to over 70 designer brands at amazing discounts

Tuesday, March 27 2018

ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018 gives you access to over 70 designer brands at amazing discounts

Fashion ELLE Carnival for a Cause 2018 gives you access to over 70 designer brands at amazing discounts Shop designer brands at giveaway prices, all for a good cause By Shweta Gandhi March 27, 2018 SHARE Mumbai — get excited. ELLE Breast Cancer Campaign's annual fundraising event, ELLE Carnival for a Cause, is coming to your city on April 1, and this time, we've got the country's leading fashion and accessory designers, from Rahul Mishra and Anamika Khanna to Outhouse and Shivan & Narresh, as well as leading beauty brands participating. In short, it's the best of fashion, beauty, food and music under one roof — all for a good cause. The highlight of the event is the ELLE Fashion Pop-Up, which houses the latest in luxury designer wear, accessories and home décor that has been donated by top designers and brands alike. Think Rahul Mishra's elegantly-handcrafted ensembles, Payal Khandwala's contemporary take on traditional wear, Masaba's eclectic printed separates... did we mention it's all under Rs 10,000? If you've always wanted to get your hands on statement jewellery, Outhouse, Amrapali and Anomaly by Anam's extravagant pieces will interest you. Or if you prefer to go the minimalist way, Swarovski's glittery baubles are sure to be worth your money. Meanwhile, if your home is in much need of a make-over, Sarita Handa's eclectic, hand-crafted décor will inspire you to re-decorate. Love organic products? Choose from Forest Essentials, Kama Ayurveda and Innisfree to stock up on beauty essentials. For make-up lovers, Chambor, NYX, Nykaa, Maybelline and Lakmé will be your one-stop solution for all your face paint needs. What's more, all funds raised through the ELLE Breast Cancer Campaign go to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation, which supports treatment for underprivileged women battling breast cancer. Retail therapy for a good cause — who's not in? Make the most of this wonderful opportunity and get your donor passes for your friends and family here . You could also just show up to the Vivanta by Taj-President, Cuffe Parade, and book your tickets on the spot. ELLE Breast Cancer Carnival: best brands on offer Payal Khandwala

Angelina Jolie is reportedly secretly dating a handsome, regular, older-looking real estate agent

Thursday, March 29 2018

Angelina Jolie is reportedly secretly dating a handsome, regular, older-looking real estate agent

Angelina Jolie is reportedly secretly dating a handsome, regular, older-looking real estate agent By Alyssa Bailey The truest sign Brangelina is legitimately, absolutely over has just come out: both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are quietly dating other people. And Jolie has been consistently seeing one particular non-famous, handsome real estate agent, according to Entertainment Tonight . "It's not serious," the outlet's source cautioned off the bat. "Brad and Angie are both very secretive about their dating life. Angie has told some friends she isn't ready to date, but she has been seeing a handsome, older-looking man who is a real estate agent. He isn't a celebrity or high profile in any way." Apparently Jolie is super psyched to just have an adult around. "Angie was in a very bad place after [her] split [from Brad]," the source said. "Just having another adult to spend time with has been helpful." The source also stressed that a Brangelina reconciliation is most certainly never ever happening, sorry. "People talk about them reuniting, but it will never happen," the source said. "Things between Brad and Angie really ended poorly, and while they've attempted therapy with the [six] children [they share], they can barely be in the same room together." Pitt, meanwhile, is also dating, also secretly. "He's very private about who he’s seeing, but he does continue to casually date. The women he sees are not in the public eye," a second source told the outlet.

Why you should act single when you're in a relationship

Thursday, March 29 2018

Why you should act single when you're in a relationship

Why you should act single when you're in a relationship Independence brings you closer By Julia Pugachevsky If there's one thing I'm always confused by, it's the idea that falling in love = being totally consumed by each other. I've known countless people who suddenly disappeared into the depths of a new partner's apartment every single night, only emerging to hang out when they were out of town, or when they broke up. Not only is it really hurtful to feel like a temporary replacement until Tinder bae #3 arrives, but if you're someone who doesn't go all in to relationships, you start to wonder if you're a robot who's incapable of ~real love~ just because you still prioritise brunches with friends and focusing on your career. Luckily, maintaining some aspects of singleness in a relationship is actually the best approach. Dr. Irene S. Levine , PhD, psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, explains how having independence in a relationship only makes it stronger. 1. If you have really great friends, your partner won't feel the pressure to be everything "Popular culture romanticises the myth of the one and only, both in mates and best friends," says Dr. Levine. "No one individual, neither a partner nor friend, can fulfil all of any one individual’s needs." Putting your significant other on this easily-toppleable pedestal of perfect lover/only and only BFF/therapist only sets them up to fail. There are just things you can't talk to them about like you can with different friends. "Friends are cathartic, helping us work out the kinks in relationships by having someone else to talk to and ask for advice," says Levine. 2. Having a social life outside your relationship keeps you from getting bored As fun as double dates are, you should also hang out with your individual friends one-on-one (also, it's rude as hell to discard your single friends when you're suddenly in a relationship). "Having friends outside a relationship can help enrich the relationship between partners," says Dr. Levine. "It enables both of them to have new experiences that broaden their interests and perspectives, and pursue passions that otherwise might fall dormant." Being that couple who only hangs out together will get old, especially if you've fallen into a cushy Netflix routine. See your friends! Carve out time for them! You won't regret it. 3. If you invest time in your career, you'll legitimately have more things to talk about together Having completely different interests or career paths that you're passionate about only gives you more new things to discuss. And even if you're both pursuing the same degrees or jobs, talking about your personal experiences can help you "better understand each other’s career trajectories and workplace hassles," says Dr. Levine. "A nice mix of sameness and differences provides the best of both worlds." 4. Having your own hobbies makes you more secure about everything Research shows that "self-complexity" (AKA splitting your life up more evenly between your relationship, friends, family, career, hobbies, and so on) reduces symptoms of depression and stress. It's pretty simple: if your entire life is about your relationship, then a small fight with your partner can feel like the end of the world. But if you have a solid network of friends, a career you're passionate about, and a random rock climbing group you hang with every Thursday, everything feels way more proportionate. 5. Spending nights on your own helps you retain a healthy bit of mystery in the relationship There is something so aggressively boring about knowing EVERYTHING about your partner, despite it being heralded as the ultimate goal of a relationship. Both having aspects of your personalities that are just for you only boosts your intrigue and attraction to each other. Barack Obama said it best in a 1995 New Yorker interview about him and Michelle: "It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person." 6. Asking for alone time will let you know right away if your partner is controlling If you've made it clear from the get-go that you need some space to do your own thing sometimes – a perfectly reasonable request – you'll know immediately if your partner is bad news based on their reaction."Sometimes, pressure can come from a needy partner who requires constant care and reassurance," says Dr. Levine. "Or one partner may presume that being more independent might be hurtful to the other person." You should never feel bad for rainchecking a Netflix and chill for the sake of a team outing at work, or that going on a trip with your BFFs will make your partner paranoid about you cheating. 7. If you've done all of the above and still break up, you won't feel like you lost a huge chunk of yourself If for no other reason, act a little single in your relationship in the event that you actually ARE single. "There are few things as painful as a breakup, especially if it wasn’t your decision, but the hurt is worse if the relationship is your whole world," says Dr. Levine. "[If] all your time isn’t channeled into one relationship, there aren’t so many missing holes to plug up." Nothing feels worse than having made huge job or friendship sacrifices for the relationship, only to now be single and find yourself confused about what career you want or how to make new friends. Besides: having those things in the first place, whether single or dating, only makes your life better. Why settle for anything less?

Tyra Banks admits she had a nose job early in her career

Thursday, March 29 2018

Tyra Banks admits she had a nose job early in her career

Tyra Banks admits she had a nose job early in her career Tyra Banks wants you to know she didn't wake up like this By Megan Friedman Tyra Banks has an issue with people who think supermodel beauty can be achieved by just drinking water and getting some sleep. And in a new memoir, she admits that early in her modelling career, she had plastic surgery. “I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” Banks told People . “I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.” She said she hasn’t had “age stuff” done yet, and doesn’t judge people who do. “Fix it or flaunt it—I think women should be able to do both,” she said. Back in 2011, Banks told Piers Morgan she was open to plastic surgery "when the time comes," and noted that it had been a longstanding rumor that she had breast implants. “It was a very big rumor that I had breast implants and I don’t blame you. They pretty much looked fake," she said. "I’ll admit that they did look fake, but they weren’t. And my mom was like, 'They have no idea that you’re just [busty].'” She wrote her memoir, Perfect Is Boring , with her mother, and the book talks about what her mother taught her about life and self-image. Banks told People that she’s learned it’s okay to wear makeup, even if (gasp!) it looks like you’re wearing makeup. “As a model, I needed makeup. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” she told the magazine. “It leveled my playing field. Gisele , you don’t need it? I do! And we’re both modeling for Victoria’s Secret.” Plus, after 24 cycles of America's Next Top Model , she's probably learned that the makeover moments are the most fun part, anyway.

Shloka Mehta — Akash Ambani's bride-to-be — is refreshingly simple for a billionaire heiress

Monday, March 26 2018

Shloka Mehta — Akash Ambani's bride-to-be — is refreshingly simple for a billionaire heiress

Shloka Mehta — Akash Ambani's bride-to-be — is refreshingly simple for a billionaire heiress For the daughter of a diamond tycoon, there's nothing blingy about her By ELLE Team March 26, 2018 SHARE When the world found out that Shloka Mehta of the Rosy Blue diamond empire was marrying Akash Ambani, scion to the largest private fortune in the country, it breathlessly predicted the biggest, flashiest wedding of the year. And if you've ever seen Antilia, the 27-floor, 2 billion dollar skyscraper with three helipads and a staff of 600 people that the Ambanis call home, you'll know why. As stereotypes go, the words 'billionaire diamond heiress' do conjure up images of a flashy jet-setter dripping with enough jewels to fuel a small country's economy. But so far, Shloka has proven her style to be refreshingly simple. Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta, Nita Ambani and Isha Ambani The youngest daughter of Rosy Blue founder Russel Mehta was seen last night at the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai with her inlaws-to-be, wearing a simple yellow sharara with gold leheriya detailing. With the exception of a pair of earrings and her engagement ring, Shloka was fresh-faced and bereft of any flashy baubles. Photos of her Goa engagement that took place over the weekend confirmed that this was not a one-off. A post shared by ELLE India (@elleindiaofficial) on Mar 25, 2018 at 2:05am PDT Dressed in a silver-grey tiered dress with tastefully minimal diamond jewellery, Akash Ambani's childhood friend-turned-fiancee let her personality shine through. Tell us what you think in the comments below. The incredible lives of India's millionaire heiresses Samara Madhvani of Madhvani Group When your father's conglomerate specialises in exotic safari lodges, plush accommodation comes with the territory — Samara's Ugandan mansion is no exception. Good luck leaving that infinity pool ever . Her New York pad is no different, except that she helped decorate the space to reflect her sense of style. Of course, you bump into a Will Smith or two when you run in those circles. And your daily itinerary involves scenic views of the New York skyline. You also routinely fastforward over those zillion-hour layovers in the family chopper. But when your holidays look this good, nobody's going to blame you for wanting to get there as soon as humanly possible. When your father's conglomerate specialises in exotic safari lodges, plush accommodation comes with the territory — Samara's Ugandan mansion is no exception. Good luck leaving that infinity pool ever . Her New York pad is no different, except that she helped decorate the space to reflect her sense of style. Of course, you bump into a Will Smith or two when you run in those circles. And your daily itinerary involves scenic views of the New York skyline. You also routinely fastforward over those zillion-hour layovers in the family chopper. But when your holidays look this good, nobody's going to blame you for wanting to get there as soon as humanly possible. Navya-Naveli Nanda of Escorts Limited Like any other heiress, Navya spends her free time in Paris. Attending debutante balls. Decked in Christian Dior. With one difference though: She gets her couture gowns bespoke. Here's something to make you rethink your next Saturday night #squadgoals groupfie. Godfather Karan Johar regularly graces her Instagram feed. Could she be more destined for Bollywood? Like any other heiress, Navya spends her free time in Paris. Attending debutante balls. Decked in Christian Dior. With one difference though: She gets her couture gowns bespoke. Here's something to make you rethink your next Saturday night #squadgoals groupfie. Godfather Karan Johar regularly graces her Instagram feed. Could she be more destined for Bollywood? Tania Shroff of UPL Limited Your lazy Sunday < Tania’s lazy Sunday. Always. We didn’t think the New York skyline could get any better, but when you look at it from over your Alexander McQueen duds... That's a whole new story. When you’re the daughter of a millionaire, this is what your winters look like. Your lazy Sunday < Tania’s lazy Sunday. Always. We didn’t think the New York skyline could get any better, but when you look at it from over your Alexander McQueen duds... That's a whole new story. When you’re the daughter of a millionaire, this is what your winters look like.

Kareena Kapoor Khan's Manish Malhotra choli is the definition of sexy

Monday, March 26 2018

Kareena Kapoor Khan's Manish Malhotra choli is the definition of sexy

Kareena Kapoor Khan's Manish Malhotra choli is the definition of sexy Too hot to handle By Shweta Gandhi March 26, 2018 SHARE Spending hours and hours sweating it out in the gym/ Pilates class/ yoga studio, Kareena Kapoor Khan is definitely in a mood to show off her gains. And last night's showstopper ensemble from Manish Malhotra's Summer Couture 2018 show in Singapore gives us all the proof we need. The Walk ..with the #oneandnly #kareenakapoorkhan and cool and charming @kartikaaryan both gorgeous on #manishmalhotralabel #SummerCouture 2018 ..#fashionshow #manishmalhotraworld @mmalhotraworld #MMLXSingapore A post shared by Manish Malhotra (@manishmalhotra05) on Mar 25, 2018 at 7:33pm PDT Decked out in a barely-there blouse embellished with floral details, worn over a lehenga and sheer dupatta, Kareena's style is sexy and daring in equal measure. Her toned abs only accentuate the look further. #Muse #Forever the very beautiful #kareenakapoorkhan #glamourous in #manishmalhotralabel #manishmalhotrawo #singapore #fashionshow #summercouture2018 @mmalhotraworld #MMLXSingapore A post shared by Manish Malhotra (@manishmalhotra05) on Mar 25, 2018 at 7:56am PDT This bold style is perfect for girls with a more athletic physique who don't have to worry about that dangerously low neckline resulting in any wardrobe malfunctions. Go sans the dupatta for a sexier look, or experiment with a layer like a full-length tailored jacket. A post shared by Manish Malhotra (@manishmalhotra05) on Mar 25, 2018 at 8:48pm PDT How Kareena Kapoor Khan's style has become sexier post pregnancy: In a Bibhu Mohapatra cut-out dress In a tuxedo dress by Ashish N Soni Kareena for the promo shoot of Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 Promo shoot 2.0 for Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 At the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 Showstopper for Manish Malhotra's show in Kenya Kareena attends the Faraz Manan couture show Kareena at the Zee Cine Awards 2017 At an event in Malaysia Kareena takes airport dressing up a notch Kareena in a Nikhil Thampi gown for an event Kareena with Karisma Kareena elegantly pulls off a tuxedo jacket with a sari Kareena's royal Diwali ensemble by Tarun Tahiliani At Rujuta Diwekar's book launch At Rujuta Diwekar's book launch 2.0 At Malaika Arora Khan's Christmas bash At Taimur's birthday party In a Bibhu Mohapatra cut-out dress In a tuxedo dress by Ashish N Soni Kareena for the promo shoot of Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 Promo shoot 2.0 for Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 At the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 Showstopper for Manish Malhotra's show in Kenya Kareena attends the Faraz Manan couture show Kareena at the Zee Cine Awards 2017 At an event in Malaysia Kareena takes airport dressing up a notch Kareena in a Nikhil Thampi gown for an event Kareena with Karisma Kareena elegantly pulls off a tuxedo jacket with a sari Kareena's royal Diwali ensemble by Tarun Tahiliani At Rujuta Diwekar's book launch At Rujuta Diwekar's book launch 2.0 At Malaika Arora Khan's Christmas bash At Taimur's birthday party

10 hottest statement pieces from Amazon Fashion that are perfect for summer

Friday, March 23 2018

10 hottest statement pieces from Amazon Fashion that are perfect for summer

10 hottest statement pieces from Amazon Fashion that are perfect for summer Summer essentials you need right now By Amazon Fashion March 23, 2018 SHARE This summer marks the start of a brand new fashion season, giving you the perfect excuse to reinvent your personal style — whether it’s moving your normcore look to athleisure, toning down your OTT tendencies for a minimalist less-is-more approach or adding metallic details to your daily wear. Amazon Fashion’s latest collection from over 70 brands ticks off all these super-stylish trends and more, with fun and fashionable wardrobe essentials at pocket-friendly prices. Not to forget, the irresistible Weekend Wardrobe Refresh Sale goes live on 31 st March, offering the latest styles at never-seen-before prices. Find the perfect outfit from Amazon Fashion’s vast range of offerings for those laid-back summer brunches with your girlfriends and the Saturday night parties that never seem to end. From lightweight bombers to metallic sneakers, here's our list of the top 10 wardrobe essentials you'll be smart to invest in right now. 10 must-have fashion pieces for summer: 1. The lightweight bomber 4. The faux leather skirt 5. Wedge heels 9. Round sunglasses 10. Long earrings Layer up this summer with a lightweight bomber jacket decorated with floral embroidery from The Vanca. Rs 944; buy it here . These relaxed jogger pants in olive green from Miss Chase are perfect to lounge in. Rs 659; buy it here . Add some sheen to your wardrobe with these metallic sneakers from Puma. Rs 5,849; buy them here . Jazz up your Saturday night outfit with this body con mini skirt in a quintessential shade of black from Forever 21. Rs 1,399; get it here . A pair of open toe wedge heels in tan for those summer brunch dates. Rs 1,219; buy them here . This denim bag from Kanvas Katha is equal parts cute and versatile. Rs 539; shop it here . Famella's cold shoulder top featuring ruffles comes in a shade that's ideal for summer. Rs 625; shop here . This pair of skinny ripped jeans from Only will become your go-to pair. Rs 1,497; shop them here . Add some colour to your ensemble with Ray-Ban's John Lennon-inspired sunglasses in a classy blue tint. Rs 16,533; shop here . Style these pair of gold-plated tassel earrings with your LBD for the perfect night out ensemble. Rs 329; buy them here . 1. The lightweight bomber Layer up this summer with a lightweight bomber jacket decorated with floral embroidery from The Vanca. Rs 944; buy it here . 2. Joggers These relaxed jogger pants in olive green from Miss Chase are perfect to lounge in. Rs 659; buy it here . 3. Metallic sneakers Add some sheen to your wardrobe with these metallic sneakers from Puma. Rs 5,849; buy them here . 4. The faux leather skirt Jazz up your Saturday night outfit with this body con mini skirt in a quintessential shade of black from Forever 21. Rs 1,399; get it here . 5. Wedge heels A pair of open toe wedge heels in tan for those summer brunch dates. Rs 1,219; buy them here . 6. Circular bags This denim bag from Kanvas Katha is equal parts cute and versatile. Rs 539; shop it here . 7. Ruffles Famella's cold shoulder top featuring ruffles comes in a shade that's ideal for summer. Rs 625; shop here . 8. Distressed jeans This pair of skinny ripped jeans from Only will become your go-to pair. Rs 1,497; shop them here . 9. Round sunglasses Add some colour to your ensemble with Ray-Ban's John Lennon-inspired sunglasses in a classy blue tint. Rs 16,533; shop here . 10. Long earrings Style these pair of gold-plated tassel earrings with your LBD for the perfect night out ensemble. Rs 329; buy them here .

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Katrina Kaif at Shloka Mehta’s engagement party

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Katrina Kaif at Shloka Mehta’s engagement party

Image: Viral Bhayani No matter the occasion, Nita and Mukesh Ambani know how to throw a fantastic party. So when it came to celebrating the newest addition to their family, it was no surprise that the couple left no stones unturned. Just days after an intimate engagement ceremony in Goa, Akash Ambani and fiancé Shloka Mehta were treated to a celebratory evening at the Ambanis’ Mumbai residence last night. Nita and Mukesh Ambani invited their closest family members and friends to welcome Shloka Mehta to the family. Along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan , celebs like Katrina Kaif , Shah Rukh Khan , Gauri Khan , Karan Johar, John Abraham, Anupama Chopra and Kiran Rao were all spotted at the celebrations. Cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan—accompanied by wife Sagarika Ghatge —also made sure to stop by and greet the bride to be. Aaradhya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Image: Viral Bhayani Shloka Mehta’s romantic evening look The Ambani residence was decked in gold heart-shaped lanterns and white, pink and red roses, clearly reflecting the mood of the celebration. For the occasion, Shloka Mehta joined her husband-to-be in front of the shutterbugs wearing a rosy pink and gold brocade gown, paired with a diamond necklace, earrings, and a bracelet. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. Image: Viral Bhayani Just like Shloka Mehta, guests Katrina Kaif and Natasha Poonawalla favoured shades of blush pink for their outfits. Even little Aaradhya Bachchan chose the romantic hue for her look. While mom Aishwarya Rai Bachchan entered the party in a strapless black Osman gown, Aaradhya smiled for the cameras in a pastel pink Gauri & Nainika dress. How Akash Ambani proposed to Shloka Mehta Over the past weekend, Akash Ambani proposed to girlfriend Shloka in a private ceremony in Goa. Upon returning to Mumbai, the duo made their first public appearance as an official couple at Siddhivinayak temple. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta at Siddhivinayak temple. Image: Viral Bhayani ICYMI, Shloka Mehta picked a pretty embroidered number for her engagement ceremony, and went bright in a yellow sharara set in Mumbai. Rumour has it that the couple are set to tie the knot in India this December. Click here for more details on #Akashloka. 1 /14 Aaradhya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Image: Viral Bhayani Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta Image: Viral Bhayani

Katrina Kaif attends Akash Ambani’s engagement in a pastel midi dress

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Katrina Kaif attends Akash Ambani’s engagement in a pastel midi dress

Image: Viral Bhayani Katrina Kaif’s been keeping busy ever since she started shooting for upcoming feature Zero . After a short hiatus from the public eye, the actor was seen attending Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement party last evening. The celebration—which was hosted at the Ambanis’ Mumbai residence—was attended by a number of A-listers including Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhaya Bachchan, among others. Considering it was a warm summer night, Katrina Kaif’s pastel number, with minimal embellishment, midi length and breezy fabric, was right on brief. A post shared by Tanya Ghavri (@tanghavri) on Mar 26, 2018 at 9:14am PDT The actor, who is known to play safe with her wardrobe, chose a pastel midi dress by Luisa Beccaria for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s soiree. While the contrasting lines created an arresting visual detail, the sheer fabric was a good option, considering the weather. The waistline of the dress was accentuated with a shimmery belt detail, and a pair of nude strappy heels completed her outfit. She kept her makeup nude, with nude lips and a swipe of liner completing her look. We especially love the versatility of Kaif’s summery dress—it can be worn for a formal dinner or date night on vacation. If you are in the mood to try something other than your go-to LBD for an upcoming party, Katrina Kaif’s pastel number will serve as inspiration. Take your look up a notch with statement accessories and matching heels. Scroll through our gallery to get a closer look at Kaif’s look from Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement party: 1 /3 Katrina Kaif in Luisa Beccaria in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Katrina Kaif in Luisa Beccaria in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Katrina Kaif in Luisa Beccaria in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Wondering how to get Katrina Kaif’s simple, elegant evening look? Chose from our edit of dresses and shoes: 1 /8

9 ways to stay healthy when you have an erratic schedule

Tuesday, March 27 2018

9 ways to stay healthy when you have an erratic schedule

Image: Shutterstock Healthy eating and an ever-changing work schedule hardly go hand-in-hand. Most days, we eat without paying attention, hurry out of the house without saying bye to family members, and struggle to sit at the table without peering into our smartphone. We’re all guilty of not living mindfully when we have a laundry list of chores to get through on a daily basis. With commitments at work, social engagements and the darn traffic, staying healthy can seem like an insurmountable feat. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some tips vetted by doctors, holistic health experts and entrepreneurs for staying healthy despite a crazy schedule. We’ve divided this into three categories—mind, body and food—so you can find the tips that work best for you. HEALTH TIPS FOR YOUR MIND -Unplug Allow yourself some time without the beeping of all your devices—and this includes your Kindle too. Enjoy an hour of the day without gadgets, and you’ll find yourself unwinding. You’ll have time to reflect on your day, spend time with your pets or even have a face-to-face conversation with a family member. Resist the urge to look at your phone before bedtime if you have trouble falling asleep—the flurry of notifications can wait till the morning. -Journal Journaling is an age-old technique of writing down your thoughts, and it’s regaining popularity in a big way. If your life has got you feeling overwhelmed, pull out a diary and write down the things you are grateful for; things that bring you joy and things you have learnt in the last few months. By focusing on the good stuff and reflecting on what you have, you’ll be less flustered, and readier to take on whatever life throws at you. -Tune out Since Mindspace came on the scene for its guided meditations, there have been plenty of other apps that are free, easy to use and extremely crucial for those of us that get overwhelmed or anxious with crazy days. Our current favourite is Insight Timer. It allows you to tune into a lecture, repeat affirmations and listen to some guided meditation before bedtime. Dr Kiran Lohia Sethi, a Delhi-based celebrity dermatologist, swears by guided meditations because it allows you to become more aware and mindful of your breath. HEALTH TIPS FOR YOUR BODY -Get bendy Even if you are feeling extremely nervous and anxious, push yourself to try some restorative movements. A long walk in the park, a leisurely swim or a yin yoga session will help you more than just plopping yourself face down on your bed, no matter how much you’d prefer the latter. Remember, any movement is good. The light exercise will release feel good hormones, (yes endorphins, we’re talking about you) that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Plus, the exercise will allow you to wind down so you can sleep better at night. -Hug it out We cannot stress on this enough—hugs work like magic at lifting the spirits, allaying fears and worries, and promoting oxytocin, along with the other hormones responsible for making you feel happy and safe. We know it’s normal to leave the house without hugging your partner or parent, but try it for a week, and you will notice a pivotal difference in how you feel. -Salt baths Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulphate, are chemicals that are especially beneficial for inflammation and stress. If you are feeling tired after a long week on the road, or feeling overwhelmed after a manic day, add some Epsom salts into a warm water bath and soak in it. The bath will help alleviate stress, reduce inflammation and calm those fraying nerves. HEALTH TIPS FOR YOUR DIET -Meal prep We know this sounds like something only fitness enthusiasts would do, but this will really simplify your life. Prep your meals and put them into boxes the night before. Then, all you need to do is grab them on your way out in the morning, and there, you are eating healthy even on the go. If you are craving a #SmoothieBowl in the morning, put some bananas into a bag, and stash them into the freezer the night before. Make yourself a bowl of overnight oats too, so you don’t have to worry about brekkie when you’re running late. You might be tempted to skip a meal, but eating nutritionally-dense foods can help you think and feel better, says Sumaya Dalmia, a Delhi-based celebrity trainer. -Don’t overdo the coffee When we are stressed, our body is already in flight or fight syndrome. This means your muscles are tense, your shoulders are feeling stiffer than usual and your chest is heavy. By adding stimulants like coffee and aerated drinks, you are forcing your body to go into overdrive. Resist the urge for caffeinated beverages and sip on a herbal tea, lemonade or veggie juice instead. They will provide you with the antioxidants you need to help you deal with your crazy days. You’ll be able to resist the urge to binge eat if you have a healthy veggie juice, too. -Get with adaptogens It turns out that some herbs and spices can actually help your body deal with stress better, and help fight free radical damage. But how do you reap the benefits? Grab some fresh, organic turmeric and whip it into your smoothie. Or muddle some tulsi leaves into a pot of tea in the morning. You can also add a tiny bit of ashwagandha to your almond milk before bedtime for a peaceful sleep. Remember to check with your dietician or physician before you start using adaptogens, or any other form of dietary supplements, for contraindication and dosage instructions. Jia Singh is a Delhi-based travel and wellness consultant and writer. Find her at Wanderingforwellness.com Also read:

Lust list: 10 stunning diamond-studded watches you need to buy for yourself

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Lust list: 10 stunning diamond-studded watches you need to buy for yourself

Next Rihanna has rapped about them, Elizabeth Taylor swore by them—there’s plenty in the realm of pop culture in favour of sparkling diamonds. Other than the ubiquitous tennis bracelets and solitaire earrings, how do you go about adding extra bling on your daily wardrobe? Diamond watches are an easy way to dress up even the most minimal ensemble, and present a new way to go about investment shopping. If you need one for everyday wear, you could choose a timepiece that is discreet enough to be appropriate at your workplace, but decadent enough to add an extra something to that power suit. IWC Schaffhausen’s ‘Da Vinci Automatic 36’ and Omega’s Constellation are great options to put on the daily circulation. For those looking for a hint of the dramatic, Cartier’s on-trend ‘Panthère de Cartier’ watch or a classic ‘Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39’ by Rolex, are worth a look. If you need something more statement-making for a cocktail party, look at the ‘Emerald Cadenas’ watch by Van Cleef & Arpels. Scroll through our edit of the best diamond-studded watches to add your wardrobe now. 1 /10 ‘Royal Oak Quartz’ watch, Audemars Piguet 'Panthère de Cartier’ watch, Cartier ‘Première Camélia Skeleton’ watch, Chanel ‘Divine Time’ watch, Harry Winston ‘Da Vinci Automatic 36’ watch, IWC Schaffhausen ‘Constellation’ watch, Omega ‘RM 07-01 Gem Set Carbon TPT’ watch, Richard Mille ‘Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39’ watch, Rolex ‘Overseas Exclusive’ watch, Vacheron Constantin ‘Emerald Cadenas’ watch, Van Cleef & Arpels Vogue India’s March 2018 issue is now available on Amazon.in