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Fashion photographer Demarchelier accused of harassment

Saturday, February 17 2018

Fashion photographer Demarchelier accused of harassment

| Saturday, 17 February 2018 The Boston Globe published a bombshell expose on Friday accusing more than two dozen professionals in the fashion industry, among them legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier, of sexual misconduct. The paper's Spotlight team, which in 2002 unveiled widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Boston, said more than 50 models had detailed alleged misconduct they had experienced, from touching to assault. Collectively, they made credible claims against at least 25 photographers, agents, stylists, casting directors and other industry professionals, the Globe reported. They include Demarchelier, fellow photographer Greg Kadel, who has worked for Victoria's Secret and Vogue, and stylist Karl Templer, who has worked with Coach, Zara, and Tommy Hilfiger. The Globe said all of those accused had denied the allegations against them. Nevertheless, glossy magazine empire Conde Nast, whose company includes Vogue, had said it has stopped working for now with Demarchelier and Kadel. The Globe said one of Demarchelier's former assistants complained about relentless sexual demands, to which she eventually submitted, fearing that she would otherwise endanger her position. Six other women accused the now 74-year-old Frenchman of unwanted advances, including thrusting a model's hands onto her genitals and grabbing another model's breasts, the Globe said. Demarchelier did not immediately respond to an AFP request to comment. He was quoted by the Globe as saying the complaints against him were untrue. "People lie and they tell stories," he said. The sexual harassment watershed engulfing the United States has already rocked the fashion industry, with allegations of misconduct seeing photographers Terry Richardson, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber barred from collaborating with Conde Nast. The magazine empire has issued a new "Code of Conduct" to include bans on alcohol on sets and the use of models under the age of 18 without a chaperone present. Nudity or "sexually suggestive" poses are to be agreed on beforehand. The Globe said some models wanted to expose serial predators while others wanted new legal protections and radical reform in an industry they say left them feeling exploited. (AFP)

5 stunning make-up ideas to steal from Aishwarya, Pooja Hegde and more

Friday, February 16 2018

5 stunning make-up ideas to steal from Aishwarya, Pooja Hegde and more

Pooja Hegde Disha Patani Aishwarya's combination of the sultry red lip, winged eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that works with all ensembles — whether it's her sparkling dual-toned gown or an understated dress in minimal colours Malaika's intense smokey eye look — in shades of blue, black and silver — takes inspiration from the cat-eye, with the eyeshadow extending towards the outer corner of her eye. The use of mascara makes it more dramatic, while the nude matte lip balances out the entire look. Aditi keeps it simple with a glossy red lip and a winged eyeliner that features a light flick. Pooja's glittery smokey eye and nude lip should be your go-to look for evening parties. Style it with an all-black ensemble and gold accessories to accentuate the look. Disha's black and gold eyeshadow highlights her eyes while her matte lip colour in nude gives her a fresh look that's ideal for summer. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya's combination of the sultry red lip, winged eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that works with all ensembles — whether it's her sparkling dual-toned gown or an understated dress in minimal colours Malaika Arora Malaika's intense smokey eye look — in shades of blue, black and silver — takes inspiration from the cat-eye, with the eyeshadow extending towards the outer corner of her eye. The use of mascara makes it more dramatic, while the nude matte lip balances out the entire look. Aditi Rao Hydari Aditi keeps it simple with a glossy red lip and a winged eyeliner that features a light flick. Pooja Hegde Pooja's glittery smokey eye and nude lip should be your go-to look for evening parties. Style it with an all-black ensemble and gold accessories to accentuate the look. Disha Patani Disha's black and gold eyeshadow highlights her eyes while her matte lip colour in nude gives her a fresh look that's ideal for summer. Tried and tested: February's top beauty buys worth investing in Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme, Rs 1,950 on Nykaa.com Lancôme Cushion Blush in Sparkling Framboise, Rs 3,500 Kiko Milano Creamy Matte Lipstick in Vintage Rose, Rs 1,050 Valentino Donna, Rs 7,000/ 100 ml EDT Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Rs 4,995 Clinique Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops, Rs 2,950 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Fiery, Rs 950 As a lightweight highlighter, the molten gold creme will bathe your face in a sun-kissed glow, and as a sheer eyeshadow, it will brighten up your peepers. The bright fuchsia looks intense in the compact, but it is, in fact, wildly flattering. A few pats of this creamy cheek tint will give you that ran-a-mile flush. It’s tricky to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips, but this one’s moisture-packed formula proves otherwise. Unlike sugary feminine fragrances, this powdery floral blend makes a strong impression with the suede-like warmth emanating from its vanilla and leather notes. This activated binchotan charcoal scrub effectively sloughs away oil, grime and skin-damaging pollutants to give you the smoothest feeling ever. This is a true successor to BB creams. Mix a drop with your moisturiser for sheer coverage. Or add three, to turn it into a full-on creamy foundation. It goes on like lip balm and delivers vibrant colour minus the glossiness. Just what you need when a lipstick seems like too much effort. Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme, Rs 1,950 on Nykaa.com As a lightweight highlighter, the molten gold creme will bathe your face in a sun-kissed glow, and as a sheer eyeshadow, it will brighten up your peepers. Lancôme Cushion Blush in Sparkling Framboise, Rs 3,500 The bright fuchsia looks intense in the compact, but it is, in fact, wildly flattering. A few pats of this creamy cheek tint will give you that ran-a-mile flush. Kiko Milano Creamy Matte Lipstick in Vintage Rose, Rs 1,050 It’s tricky to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips, but this one’s moisture-packed formula proves otherwise. Valentino Donna, Rs 7,000/ 100 ml EDT Unlike sugary feminine fragrances, this powdery floral blend makes a strong impression with the suede-like warmth emanating from its vanilla and leather notes. Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Rs 4,995 This activated binchotan charcoal scrub effectively sloughs away oil, grime and skin-damaging pollutants to give you the smoothest feeling ever. Clinique Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops, Rs 2,950 This is a true successor to BB creams. Mix a drop with your moisturiser for sheer coverage. Or add three, to turn it into a full-on creamy foundation. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Fiery, Rs 950 It goes on like lip balm and delivers vibrant colour minus the glossiness. Just what you need when a lipstick seems like too much effort.

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi to launch clothing line

Friday, February 16 2018

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi to launch clothing line

| Friday, 16 February 2018 After Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Sidharth Malhotra, Huma Qureshi, is now set to enter the fashion world. The actress will follow the footsteps of her colleagues by venturing out with a fashion line. She aims to make fashion affordable for all. The actress’ new venture is an initiative towards that direction. This provides an opportunity to young girls to explore their fashionable side at reasonable prices. Huma’s forthcoming line is yet to be titled. Knowing that it will be for young girls, the designs will have a contemporary, feminine and youthful. Moreover, Huma will be completed involved wherein she will be overseeing everything right from the designs of the clothes to distribution of the brand.

Vedant Fashions makers of Manyavar plan IPO in FY19

Friday, February 16 2018

Vedant Fashions makers of Manyavar plan IPO in FY19

| Friday, 16 February 2018 Vedant Fashions owner of ethnic wear brand Manyavar, is looking at offering an initial public offering (IPO). The company plans to initiate a formal process for launching it. Media reports suggest, Manyavar IPO is likely to be in the second half of the financial year 2018-19. Manyavar’s plans to go public come at a time when the Indian IPO market has seen its best year ever. Vedant Fashions reported a profit of Rs111.3 crore on a revenue of Rs610.2 crore in the financial year 2016-17, according to data from the company’s filings with the Registrar of Companies. Vedant Fashions is backed by Kedaara Capital, which last year invested around Rs 400-450 crore in the company for a 10 per cent stake. It has been reported that private equity firms Kedaara Capital and L Catterton were in discussions to pick up a minority stake in the retailer. Manish Kejriwal and Sunish Sharma, Managing Partners, Kedaara Capital say the firm does not comment on market speculation. Vedant Fashion reported a revenue of Rs 610.24 crore in the financial year 2016-17, a growth of 21 per cent over the revenue of Rs 504.27 crore reported in the previous year. In 2016-17, the company’s profit grew 23.5 per cent to Rs111.3 crore, as against a profit of Rs 90.1 crore in the previous year. In recent times Vedant has bought other firms to grow its business. It was acquired Hyderabad-based rival Mebaz. TCNS Clothing the owner of women’s apparel brands W, Aurelia and Wishful, has hired investment banks Citibank and Kotak Mahindra Capital to manage its initial share sale they are also looking at the opportunity of tapping the buoyant Indian initial share sale market.

Travelling to Cartagena, Colombia? Here’s all you need to know

Friday, February 16 2018

Travelling to Cartagena, Colombia? Here’s all you need to know

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! WHERE TO STAY Image: Hotelcharlestonsantateresa.com Cartagena has a wide range of options to stay, but staying in the old city is a magical experience. In the heart of the old city, you will find the infamous Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel. It is within walking distance to all points of interest and has colourful views of the old city, highlighted by the pool view. The Harry Sasson Restaurant inside the hotel, named after the one of the bests Colombian chef, hosts a breakfast buffet featuring Cartagena-inspired cuisine and broad lunch and dinner menus designed by the chef himself. This hotel is a must stay if you are looking for something classy. Another option would be Hotel Santa Clara with similar characteristics. Image: Townhousecartagena.com I am personally a fan of boutique hotels. I feel they are better curated, have more of a personal touch and it just feels more like a home away from home. I recently stayed at the newly-opened Townhouse Hotel . For those who like their boutique hotels with a side of attitude. It has a charming republican facade and added edge with canvas, decorated head to toe by young Colombian artists. The eight individually styled bedrooms and three two-bedroom suites feature private bathrooms, hot water, Nespresso machines, amusic dock, hi speed wi-fi and air conditioning. I loved their rooftop which has panoramic views of the walled city, two plunge pools and a lot of icy cocktails. Image: Tcherassihotels.com If you are looking for a special, romantic experience, try Vera Hotel. The rooms are spacious and have elaborate decoration. As it is a boutique hotel, guests will enjoy a more intimate experience to escape the crowds. It is the perfect balance between sophistication and colonial architecture. Suites include a private rooftop pool. Another great Boutique hotel is Hotel Casa San Augustin. If you go with a big group your best option might be to rent a house in the old city. There are many gorgeous houses to rent that come with perfectly trained staff, offering great service. WHERE TO SHOP Image: Instagram.com/casachiqui Casa Chiqui is the go-to retail destination in town. There’s Mexican ceramics, Indonesian lamps and jewellery from Jordan, in addition to many other unique Colombian pieces that are sold in this amazing boutique. Image: Shutterstock St Dom is the destination to explore Colombian high-end fashion brands, in addition to many art and interior design items such as coffee table books. Check out Colombian brands such as Mola Sasa, which have handmade clutches made by Kuna indigenous woman with mola fabrics. They also carry Palma Canaria, a Colombia accessories brand I absolutely love. While walking around the streets of the old city, check out the hand-knitted mochilas purses and unique pieces with many colours and designs. Image: Tcherassihotels.com Silvia Thcherrassi is one of my personal favourite Colombian RTW and couture brands. Silvia has a beautiful boutique in her newly-opened Tcherassi hotel. It has dreamy resort pieces that are perfect for a special event and really stand out. The dreamy pieces embody a unique craftsmanship, fabric and designs that are unique to her. WHERE TO GO OUT Head to La Movida in the old city for an open-air patio experience with excellent music. Be sure to look out for the live electric saxophone player at some point in the night. Image: Cafehavanacartagena.com Head to Café Havana for salsa. As you sip on a mojito, make sure to check out the photographs of Cuban music legends. The place is crowded, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself sweating at some point. Image: Instagram.com/elbaroncafe El Baron is the perfect place to stop in before or after dinner. The speakeasy is located in the Plaza de San Pedro, allowing you to take in the beautiful surrounding architecture. THE BEST LUNCH SPOTS Image: Lacevicheriacartagena.com La Cevicheria is a nice casual restaurant where you can stop in for a quick snack or stay for a sit down lunch. The food is fresh and delicious; the best ceviche you will have in the city. Be prepared to wait for a table as they don’t accept reservations and the place is always crowded. Image: Instagram.com/juandelmarcartagena Juan del Mar has a lovely atmosphere with outdoor tables right near the Plaza de San Diego where you can enjoy folkloric groups performing traditional dances and music. BEST PLACES FOR DINNER Image: Facebook.com/La-Vitrola La Vitrola is the place to go when visiting Cartagena. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. As you enjoy Cuban delicacies, there is a live Cuban band playing at night. Open for lunch and dinner, it is recommended that you reserve a table for the evening so that you can stay for dinner and enjoy the band over a couple of drinks. Other good restaurants: Maria, Don Juan, Vera, El Gobernador, Carmen. WHAT TO DO Image: Facebook.com/LaPaletteriaOficial La Paleteria is the best way to stay cool in Cartagena after doing a tour around the old city. Whether you want to explore the flavours of local fruits or try Colombia’s arequipe, you will be sure to enjoy all of the options they have. Definitely do not miss the guanaba with arequipe flavour or if you want a fruit experience, try the lulo or tamarindo flavours. Image: Blueapplebeach.com Blue Apple Beach House is part of the Townhouse Hotel Group was opened in 2016 to be a comfortable, laid-back beach club for locals and tourists. With boats transporting the guests to a beautiful private beach club with great food, music and ambience. Guests can either choose to spend the night to return on one of the Blue Apple beach house shuttles which go to and from the island twice a day. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun day in the sun. The club can be hired out for private events as well. Don’t forget to stop by the streets of the old city when you see the palenqueras selling coconuts. It is the best way to refresh yourself while walking down the streets: Fresh coconut water to drink right from fruit. Also, walk to Calle de los Dulces and try the cocadas, which are candies with a sticky and delicious texture made of coconut. If you have time, plan a trip to Islas del Rosario. You have to rent a boat to get there and enjoy the amazing beaches with white sand and clear water.

How to pick a bridal hairstyle for a round face shape

Friday, February 16 2018

How to pick a bridal hairstyle for a round face shape

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Committing to one hairstyle to be captured for posterity in your wedding album can sound intimidating, but when you find the right one, you just know. Unfortunately, that process sounds deceptively easier than it actually is, as anyone with a round-shaped face will have you know. Bangs are not always helpful, short haircuts can take away from the contours of the face and blunt haircuts don’t do much for the jawline either. Which is why we roped in celebrity hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori to help you find the most flattering hairdo for your big day. Thank us—but mostly him—later. How to know if you have a round-shaped face If you aren’t sure that your face shape qualifies as round, pull your hair back, pin it up on the crown of your head, and observe closely. If you have a face that is about as wide as it is long, congratulations, you share your face shape with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra among others. And once you’ve established what your face shape is, make a conscious decision to avoid hairstyles that add volume to the sides of your face. When it comes to your bridal look, allow Tsapatori to lead the way. How to pick a bridal hairstyle for a round-shaped face What’s the key principle that the man who’s a frequent member of Anushka Sharma’s entourage want you to keep in mind? “No matter what the shape of your face is, when you’re picking a bridal hairstyle , you need to first decide on the outfit you’re wearing, and then consider options for your hair and makeup. Likewise, your hairdo needs to work in harmony with the makeup you’re opting for to create a cohesive look,” he advises. Since, as a country, we take great pride in our heritage, and Tsapatori wants you to embrace your traditions to stay true to your roots. Work in a little bit of yourself into the bridal aesthetic you have inherited, and you’ll be golden. Bridal hairstyles that work best for round-shaped faces “The key here is to look for anything that creates the illusion of a longer face and makes it look softer,” explains Tsapatori. For your big day, he recommends adding some drama to your look with a high ponytail that has some volume at the front. If you’re looking to channel the didn’t-try-too-hard vibe, you can opt for a wonderful compromise between volume and softness. “I also find that adding volume on the top with an updo with some gentle wisps framing either sides of the face works wonders for brides,” he adds. Not big on taking a gamble on the most important day of your life? Fall back on the tried-and-tested classics by literally leaving it all loose. There’s no denying the wonders that a textured blowout can do to you; for best results, Tsapatori advises opting for a blunt middle or deep side parting. What to avoid for bridal hairstyles for a round-shaped face Unfortunately, not all hairstyles and updos are your friend. Sleek, pulled back hair falls under his list of no-nos for round-faced brides as it attracts too much attention on the shape of the face. Likewise, hairstyles that add volume to the sides of your face can elongate your visage horizontally, which may not read well in the photos that you plan to cherish for a lifetime. When in doubt, look for updos that add volume and definition vertically. Flip through the gallery below for bridal hairstyle inspiration from what the most stylish round-faced celebrities swear by. 1 /11

Inside Mulberry: How Johnny Coca is selling to a digital generation

Friday, February 16 2018

Inside Mulberry: How Johnny Coca is selling to a digital generation

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next It’s mid-February in London and the British capital is putting on one of its classic seasonal displays of thundery grey skies, smatterings of rain and erratic gusts of wind. In Mulberry’s Kensington headquarters however, spring has arrived, and the showroom is emulating an English country garden in full bloom. “Tailoring is really important to me,” says Mulberry creative director Johnny Coca, pulling from a rack of spring/summer 2018 collection clothes a snappy flared pantsuit cut from fern green linen. “The amazing hats, dresses and porcelain collections I saw at different garden parties and dinners when visiting friends in the English countryside really stayed with me, so I played with the colours and different fabrics and textures such as linen and taffeta.” Between the sharp tailoring are bursts of rose, marigold and daffodil yellow ruffles protruding from oversized dresses, A-line skirts and blouses—a marriage of British heritage and Coca’s Sevillian ebullience. The billowing silhouettes were drawn from the idea of, in Coca’s words, “a posh girl trying on her mother’s clothes,” and the exaggerated proportions continue with dazzling earrings which take the form of parakeets, faces and flowers. Most theatrical of all are the ballerina pumps with spherical ceramic heels, and the hats—created in collaboration with British milliner Noel Stewart. One can imagine Vita Sackville-West tending to her hollyhocks in one of the broad-brimmed designs, draped with printed organza bearing a motif inspired by antique china. Refined and elegant as it is, what makes this collection a first is that it will be available to buy immediately after it’s shown at London Fashion Week Friday afternoon. Mulberry joins the likes of Burberry, Moschino, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger in adopting the see-now-buy-now model but, as Coca points out, the house is taking a unique approach. “While other brands are doing see-now-buy-now they are doing it in a more extreme way where they are not releasing anything to press before the collection is shown,” he explains. “I love magazines and it is really important to me for the collection to be included in editorial photoshoots.” For this reason, Mulberry first presented its spring/summer collection to press and buyers during Paris Fashion Week in October, so this afternoon is about bringing it to a global audience. This season, the cycle will continue with a preview of the autumn/winter collection taking place in Paris at the end of the month. From a creative perspective, Coca asserts see-now-buy-now hasn’t influenced the way he designs for the Mulberry woman. “This is about business strategy, reaching a broader audience and giving customers what they want—products available immediately after they are shown,” he says. And while it’s a new step for Mulberry, the brand is approaching it as an experiment rather than a fait accompli . “I don’t think this is a win-win model,” says CEO Thierry Andretta. “Everyone today operates based on their customer base. Mulberry is a growing digital business; digital sales make up around 15 percent of our total sales—the industry average is 7 to 8 per cent—so we are advanced compared to our peers.” Andretta is right to maintain a flexible mindset. We speak to him the day after markets around the world plummet – the U.S. closing at its lowest in almost three years—stirring up fresh feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability that make the 2008 financial crisis seem like yesterday. Mulberry had its own crisis from 2012 to 2014, when then-CEO Bruno Guillon tried to take the brand further upmarket, exponentially increasing the prices of the company’s bags and consequently sidelining many of its core customers. By the time Guillon exited, Mulberry had shed nearly 70 per cent of its share value. The company is back on the upswing after experiencing a 21 per cent jump in profits last year. So, how long will it take the 40-year-old leatherwear company to achieve its former glory? “It’s difficult to say,” Andretta replies. “Especially after yesterday. But I think Mulberry is doing a good job at coming back. We are keeping a positive UK market in a challenging political and economic time in the country. So we are on track from our point of view.” Although nearly every brand who has implemented see-now-buy-now proclaim that the model has been a resounding success, there is little evidence to substantiate their claims. Developing and evolving shoppable collections takes time and Andretta is realistic about this. “We’re really still in the [transition] process, we won’t be fully there until spring/summer 2019—because you need to change your calendar,” he says. Nevertheless he is hopeful that today’s show will create “more traffic, and a positive effect on sales.” Being relevant to the digital generation is a priority for Andretta, but he also recognises the importance for consumers to engage with the collection in person. After Friday’s show at Spencer House—the 18th-century townhouse built by John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Princess Diana—will play host to a two-day Mulberry extravaganza (on Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 February) entitled Beyond Heritage , which includes a conversation with Johnny Coca and a styling workshop led by British Vogue . From the moment Coca assumed the role as Mulberry’s creative director in 2015, he graciously recognised why it was successful. “With Mulberry it’s all related to the long history of leather goods—I think it’s the only strong leather good company in UK,” he says. “The reason people identify with the brand and its philosophy is because they love the product. The bags are really strong so I’m not interested in redoing them. I just want to create a stronger link to the craft, bring in some modernity, and make the designs more internationally appealing by creating more options in terms of colour, texture and function.” Mulberry may always be synonymous with bags, but Coca is determined to excel in all divisions, from jewellery and, soon, sunglasses to shoes and, of course, ready-to-wear. His ambition for the brand to appeal to a global audience is manifested in his approach to design: a keen observer, rather than have a muse each season, Coca finds himself inspired by the sartorial codes communicated through what people wear on the street, to museums and galleries, in the countryside—whether that be grungy, pop or more classical styles. In his words, he plucks references from the things he sees that make him “laugh and smile.” 1 /11

A celebrity hairstylist’s tips for the perfect blow-dry

Friday, February 16 2018

A celebrity hairstylist’s tips for the perfect blow-dry

Section clips How to get the perfect blow-dry If you like the natural texture of your hair, you can very easily finger-dry it and skip the brush. Start with applying serum through your damp hair. Then, run your fingers through it section by section as your blast dry your hair, moving the Dyson Supersonic from left to right. First work your way with the left side, then the right and finally the back. After you’re done with all the sections from the top, turn your head downwards and move the dryer on the back of all the sections. Flip your hair over for a boost in volume. If you want to smoothen your hair, while you split it section by section with the clips, grab one section with your paddle brush (for a straight blow-dry) or a round brush (for one with curls at the end) and use your dryer while combing the section, moving outwards. Don’t worry about overheating your brush or burning your hands if you’re using the Supersonic—it checks its temperature 20 times per second to ensure it never becomes hotter than it should be. If your hair is soaking wet, run the Supersonic over it to dry it at least to 50 per cent and then section it for the perfect finish. To make your blow-dry last long, make sure you use a volumising shampoo to begin with and then end your blowout with a few spritzes of hairspray. In this story: Delhi, Dlf, Hair Serum, Serum, Shampoo Now Playing: Gigi Hadid on why she is not perfect As Reebok’s brand ambassador Gigi Hadid speaks about how working out helps her get into the right mind space for her job and why modelling is more than just good looks.

Shop under Rs 10K: 9 statement pieces with quirky prints

Friday, February 16 2018

Shop under Rs 10K: 9 statement pieces with quirky prints

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Every once in a while, your closet deserves pieces that not just lift your mood but can also elevate any look with less-to-no effort. Think bright colours, quirky prints and everything for the happy soul. While stocking up on basics is a need, you shouldn’t be discouraged in taking the plunge on something that stands out. With the return of ’90s fashion, it’s only fit that we give you 10 pieces you can use create a standout look of your own, on a budget. Give your formal wear a fresh spin by pairing your trousers with an Only x Popeye white shirt. To elevate your basic tee, pair it with a quirky Monki skirt. Stepping out for brunch? An Asos dress with a kitten print or an occasion-appropriate Zara blouse with red chillies will be just right. Scroll through our edit to pick your favourite. 1 /9 T-shirt, Miss Selfridge , Rs 1,260 Shirt, Topshop , Rs 2,894 Sweatshirt, H&M , Rs 2,234 Dress, Asos , Rs 7,000

Amy Schumer ties the knot in a secret celebrity-filled ceremony

Friday, February 16 2018

Amy Schumer ties the knot in a secret celebrity-filled ceremony

A post shared by @ amyschumer on Feb 15, 2018 at 8:53am PST Amy Schumer has married her boyfriend of a few months, Chris Fischer, during a celebrity-filled wedding set in California’s Malibu. A post shared by @ amyschumer on Feb 15, 2018 at 11:48am PST The couple exchanged vows in a beachside ceremony in front of 80 guests. Schumer, an actress and comedian, dressed her bridesmaids in pink gowns complete with a flower crown. Fischer is a 37-year-old chef and cookbook author. A post shared by @ amyschumer on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:53am PST Schumer wore a floaty wedding gown with floral-embroidery. She completed her look with natural make-up and her hair pulled back in a low ponytail with loose pieces framing her face. A post shared by @ amyschumer on Feb 15, 2018 at 9:21am PST The wedding comes just days after the couple went public with their relationship, which led Schumer to post a statement to Instagram, along with this series of wedding photos. “2 things,” she wrote. “No I’m not pregnant. And no gifts but thank you for asking. Instead please consider s [sic] donation to everytown for gun safety. Thought of Mayce and Jillian a lot yesterday and sending love to everyone who has been affected by gun violence.” The wedding was a celebrity-filled affair, with the guest list including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Also in attendance were Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David. This article originally appeared on Vogue.com.au

Your table is incomplete without these silverware pieces

Friday, February 16 2018

Your table is incomplete without these silverware pieces

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Kalyani Chawla is bringing her experience of years of working in luxury fashion to home decor with her luxury silverware line, Rezon. “No matter what level you’re at, no one compromises while redecorating their home. And accessories, I believe can add the perfect finishing touches to any space,” believes Chawla. With the wedding season round the corner, silverware is a popular option for gifting, and Rezon’s three-part collection is packed with just the right pieces. The Lotus collection is characterised by its delicate offerings that feature silver lotus vines, intricately entwined on statement centrepieces, table lamps and diya stands. The Tri Colour collection is one for the minimalists. Here, you’ll find conversation starters like candle stands, vases and serving plates in striking colour combinations like silver, gold and millennial favourite: copper. The Secret Garden collection evokes the mystery of a floral paradise with gold-plated flowers and insects adorning bowls and serving platters, created with luxurious rose quartz, lapis and jade. Most of these pieces come with a modest price tag making them highly accessible. Scroll through our slideshow for a roundup of nine pieces from Rezon that are as lovely to give as they would be to receive. 1 /9 Kalyani Chawla’s luxury silverware line, Rezon is available at Le Mill in Colaba till the end of February

Daniel Wellington opens doors to its first store in India

Friday, February 16 2018

Daniel Wellington opens doors to its first store in India

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Swedish watch brand Daniel Wellington is ready to make its way to India, with the launch of its very first store in Fort, Mumbai. Established in 2011, the brand is known for creating classic timepieces, and its emphasis on minimalist designs makes them perfect for those who are in search of stylish watches and accessories. Spread over 1,000sqft, the space will be the largest Daniel Wellington store in Asia. The interiors of the store have been designed keeping in mind the label’s appeal—classic, yet contemporary. The store will focus on its offering of their signature watches, including Dapper Collection, Classic Black Collection and the beloved Classic Petite. In addition, the store will also have an assortment of accessories including classic cuffs and interchangeable watch straps. Daniel Wellington’s store opens doors in Fort, Mumbai, on February 17

Vogue tries it: 5 body moisturisers that guarantee smooth skin

Friday, February 16 2018

Vogue tries it: 5 body moisturisers that guarantee smooth skin

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Love them or hate them, body moisturisers are the beauty staple you can’t ignore. While some love slathering them on their damp skin post a shower, others will only and only use one when they start to spot particularly dry skin. We put to test five body moisturisers that promise smooth, hydrated skin, with every single use. Here’s our verdict. Moroccanoil Fragrance Originale Body Butter “I’m going to put this out there first thing—I hate moisturisers. While I’ll happily put on a face oil or massage my body with one on a weekly basis, I’m not a fan of any kind of moisturisers. A body ‘butter’ is my worst nightmare. But this product, with the signature Moroccanoil scent in an almost solid (as opposed to creamy) texture convinced me to try this out. The result: The skin on my legs (which seems to get the driest) was smooth and I could still put my jeans on without having to struggle. No stickiness, and a softness I could feel till my shower the next morning.” – Anjan Sachar, beauty writer – Vogue.in Thalgo Nutri Soothing Rich Cream “Thalgo’s marine-inspired rich cream is moisturising without being too sticky, even when applied in large quantities. This makes it perfect for people living in warm cities like Mumbai. For someone with sensitive skin , it did not cause any redness or irritation, which is something I constantly struggle with when it comes to moisturisers. I also like that the smell is not too sweet or overpowering and is mild and almost natural. If you get the mini version, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway or as a staple in your handbag.” – Neharika Manjani, fashion features writer Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute “I’ve always been a fan of Forest Essentials, having been to their little workshop in the mountains where everything is handmade under the toasty Uttarakhand sun. The Indian Rose Body Cream feels soft on the skin, almost like whipped cream. But once you apply it, it’s dense and moisturising without being sticky through the day—perfect for winters. The rose fragrance isn’t overpowering either. But then again, I’m biased towards rose-scented beauty products, which made this moisturiser the perfect pick for me.” – Ankita Chandra, photo editor Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Body Treatment “The weather in Mumbai rarely demands heavy moisturisers. Only when the air gets really dry around this time of the year does one feel the need to be regular about their moisturising routine. I have given up on all kinds—I normally use baby oil a few times in the week at night that keeps my skin hydrated for the next few days. I tried the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free moisturiser from a line of products that have been recommended by makeup artists and models since its launch. The fragrance-free part is great if you have allergies, but I feel like moisturisers with a mild scent are a little more endearing. Personally, the moisturiser fell short on the hydrating effect. I felt very little change in my skin and tried the product for a good three days in a row. The only redeeming quality was that the cream didn’t leave a greasy residue or make you feel like your pores are clogged when you step out during the day. I would say it is a good option for someone with normal skin but definitely not the best for dry skin.” – Rujuta Vaidya, fashion writer – Vogue.in Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion For Sensitive Skin “Come winter and I start scaling and shedding like a snake, which is super embarrassing. I’ve to think twice before wearing anything above my knee, or even a sleeveless top. So, naturally, I was kicked to try Aveeno’s daily moisturising lotion, which promised to free me from my worst winter woe—dry, scaly, itchy skin. Formulated with colloidal oatmeal and rich emollients, what I loved most about this moisturiser is that while it kept me well-hydrated for 24 hours (as promised), the texture was non-greasy and light, unlike many other dry skin moisturisers that stick to your skin like glue. My skin felt soft, smooth and naturally healthy. The only minus for me (which actually is a positive for any one with dry as well as sensitive skin like mine) is that it has no fragrance. I am a big fan of fragrance but I’d say it is a very small price to pay, given the amazing benefits.” – Sheree Gomes Gupta, contributing editor In this story: Body Cream, Elizabeth Arden, Face Oil, Forest Essentials, Mango, Moisturiser, Mumbai, Rose, Uttarakhand Now Playing: Gigi Hadid on why she is not perfect As Reebok’s brand ambassador Gigi Hadid speaks about how working out helps her get into the right mind space for her job and why modelling is more than just good looks.

Kurtas that need to be in every 20-something’s wardrobe

Friday, February 16 2018

Kurtas that need to be in every 20-something’s wardrobe

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Dressing in your 20s can be tricky—you’re not quite done giving trends the test-run but you’re also starting to work on a capsule closet of classics. But wherever you are in that transition, one separate that you can always count on is a kurta. The fuss-free piece not only promises to see you through any impending festivities but also keeps you looking (and feeling) cool on sultry summer days wherever you find yourself—the conference room, a coffee shop or at cocktail hour. If a timeless buy is what you’re looking for, nothing quite does it like Kanelle’s crisp white iteration or Anita Dongre ’s breezy blue number (pair it with pencil trousers and strappy wedges). For the sartorially brave at heart, options range from Urvashi Kaur’s belted kurta to Anjali Jani’s crimson-hued, off-the-shoulder version thrown over dhoti pants. While a bold waist belt will take it the extra mile, ombre hues make the staple spring-appropriate. Scroll through our round-up of the season’s must-have kurtas , from of-the-moment to fail-safe. 1 /8

Wolf Alice on India, their favourite fan moments and the best songs on their album

Friday, February 16 2018

Wolf Alice on India, their favourite fan moments and the best songs on their album

Wolf Alice on India, their favourite fan moments and the best songs on their album Get to know the alt rock stars from North London By Stuart DaCosta Bikramjit Bose Wolf Alice, the 4-member alternative rock band from North London, chats with ELLE India about their unique sound, recording their album Visions of Life and their to-do list while touring India with the Backdoor Festival . How did you guys get together? Was this the original line-up or did you have many iterations before this? Ellie: Joff (guitar) and I started playing music in North London in 2010 and Theo (bass) and Joel (drums) were playing in different bands. We had a mutual friend who got us to attend each others' gigs. When the two people that were playing with us at the time decided that we couldn’t play anymore; that mutual friend got us together, and that was 5 years ago. So was there a point when it all just sky-rocketed? Ellie: I think when we walked out together as the four of us, that’s when things started to move faster. It felt like we had discovered an identity that we were looking for. We all had the same intentions and motivations. Ellie Rowsell Photo: Bikramjit Bose What was the last song you heard today Joel: I heard the new single ‘Power’ by Peace, they’re a really good band Ellie: I really like Miguel. He's a pop-star, but kinda funky. I’m really enjoying his happy and upbeat music. Joff: {Music from} Mississippi John Hurt, this really old blues musician from the '50s. He was one of the artists discovered in the libraries of Alan Lomax. Do you have a to-do list while you're in Mumbai? Ellie: No, actually because we’ve never been here and didn’t know what to expect. Everything is like a sensory overload. Theo: We got recommended to go to Leopold. I also want to go on a ‘tak-tak’. I love rickshaws... so that's my aim. Joff Oddie Photo: Bikramjit Bose How would you describe your sound? Joff: We are a poppy band that plays under rock tradition and we like to dip into its sub-genres. At the same time, we aren’t popping in and out of jazz or classical musical or hip-hop music. It's all kind of under the rock umbrella. Theo: That's a great name for a third album. Under the Rock Umbrella... Joff: Sounds like a Ringo Starr song. Does anyone have a favourite song from the album? Theo: I love 'Sky musings', it's one of my favourite songs . I really latched onto its lyrics and themes and the passage that happens at the end. Joel: I love 'St. purple and green'. I love the way the song changed from where it began to where it ended up. Joff: I really enjoyed playing 'Visions of life'. It’s got a nice flow to it, I find when I’m playing, I get lost and caught up in it. Probably the one I have the most emotional reaction to. Ellie: I’d need ten years to decide. I like 'Don’t delete the kisses' and 'St. Purple and Green' and 'After the zero hour' because they are the more emotive ones. Theo Ellis Photo: Bikramjit Bose Visions of Life is doing well. What is your most treasured accolade? Joff: The most treasure accolade is the people coming down to the shows and us seeing them enjoying the music because you make music and send it off and don’t watch their reaction. The gigs are an amazing opportunity to see people caught up in the music. Ellie: When I was in Australia, I was walking down the sea front and this boy came up to me, had his headphones in and he just stopped in his tracks, looked at me like he’d seen a ghost, And I was like ‘are you okay’ and he replied ‘I was just listening to your record.' he couldn’t believe that the song was playing and I walked by at that exact moment. I really enjoyed that moment. Joel Amey Photo: Bikramjit Bose Catch Wolf Alice live in Bengaluru at the Indiranagar Club. Get your passes here .