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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan trying to control a noisy crowd is a lesson in grace

Wednesday, November 22 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan trying to control a noisy crowd is a lesson in grace

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan trying to control a noisy crowd is a lesson in grace "This is not a premiere" By Elle Team November 22, 2017 SHARE Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently lost her father to cancer, and to honour his memory, the actress organised a Day of Smiles along with the NGO, Smile Train India at a hospital in Mumbai. Aishwarya announced that she would sponsor the surgeries of 100 children suffering from congenital fissures and palates. And while the media was invited to cover the event, Aishwarya probably didn't bargain for the chaos that would follow. After the gathered group of photographers started to become boisterous, Aishwarya stepped in to calm them down. "We are here only, we aren't going anywhere. You will all get your photos, but please remember we are in a hospital. Please be calm," she began to plead, reminding the crowd that the young patients — far removed from the world of red carpets and ever-vigilant paparazzi — would soon be joining them. While her words had the desired effect for a few moments, the sound decibels soon began to rise. Once again, Aishwarya was forced to step in. "We are not at a premiere, this is not a public event. What is wrong with you?" she asked, clearly exasperated. "They are not from our world, we all know this business, they don't. Please show some respect." Watch the video. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gracefully controls a boisterous crowd

With positive revenue increase, Voonik to scout for external funding

Wednesday, November 22 2017

With positive revenue increase, Voonik to scout for external funding

| Wednesday, 22 November 2017 Bengaluru-based fashion marketplace Voonik says it will soon start looking for external funding. This Sequoia Capital-backed online brand aims to become EBITDA profitable by end of this year. Voonik clocked in Rs 116 crore revenue, which is a five-fold increase from last year. As per Registrar of Companies (RoC) filings of fiscal year 2016, Voonik clocked in losses of over Rs 84 crore with a revenue of Rs 16 crore. The e-commerce company along with Sequoia counts RB Investments, Japanese e-commerce operator Beenos, Beenext, Tancom Investments and Times Internet, the digital product and investment arm of the Times Group as its investors. The company says kids segment will contribute 15-20 per cent to its business. Both the frequency as well as number of items per orders is higher in kids’ wear, the company expects to penetrate a highly profitable market segment. Sujayath Co-founder and CEO of Voonik says over the last two months of festive season, Voonkik clocked 2.5x sales everyday for the four sales that were hosted even while bigger players were running their big sales. During October, throughout the month they had a consistent surge despite others’ bigger discounts. Nearly 75-80 per cent of sales were from Tier II, III cities and most traffic came in from mobile app and web while desktop traffic contributed just 5 per cent. Sujapyath further stated employee’s salary will be now be disbursed on operational costs and not be reliable on investor-cash which may bring in doubts and includes deference of salary if needed.

Wrogn looking to spread retail with 50 new EBOs by 2018

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Wrogn looking to spread retail with 50 new EBOs by 2018

| Tuesday, 21 November 2017 USPL Group’s youth fashion brand, Wrogn, is looking to spread out across India with more EBOs. The brand plans to strengthen its store presence by increasing to 50 stores by 2018. Most of the expansion will focus on North Indian cities. Of the 50 EBOs, 18-20 stores are to open by end of current fiscal. Focusing in North India, Wrogn’s upcoming stores will be scattered effectively in mixed locations of metros and Tier-I and II cities. USPL is also looking at opening exclusive brand outlets for Mistaken, the brand for women in line with Wrogn. Founded in September last year, Mistaken is available through shop in shops format in selected Shoppers Stop outlets. As per sources, though the brand is not going beyond existent store design format, SISs are and will be effective extension of its exclusive outlets. Currently, Wrogn has 12 EBOs, of which 4 are in the fit-out stage and will open their doors soon.

Barclays takes sides with Inditex, sending H&M stock down

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Barclays takes sides with Inditex, sending H&M stock down

Barclays takes sides with Inditex, sending H&M stock down Barclays analysts downgraded Hennes & Mauritz (NHHMY) shares on Tuesday, arguing that its direct competitor, Inditex owned Zara, is the fast fashion retailer performing the best in Europe. H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (HNNMY) stock was under pressure Tuesday after Barclays analysts issued a market note downgrading the Swedish retailer to "underweight," after it concluded the "market is unwarranted in pricing similar cash flow growth for both H&M and Inditex." Boris Vilidnitsky’s team of analysts further added that H&M's sales and store analysis points to a desolate outlook for the retailer, as much of its growth has come through opening new stores and sales have contracted across all key regions. "We conclude that the market is pricing in similar future growth for both companies," Barclays wrote. "Given our analysis of store profitability and historical overview of margin evolution, we believe that the market is over-pricing H&M's free cash flow growth, while undervaluing that of Inditex." On the back of the downgrade, H&M stock closed into the red, losing almost 1.60 percent of its value. The stock has been carrying a loss over the past six months, which extended Tuesday to a total 6.58 percent loss, according to ‘The Street’.

Reliance looking to co-brand specialty fabrics RElan

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Reliance looking to co-brand specialty fabrics RElan

| Tuesday, 21 November 2017 Reliance Industries is looking at co-branding its specialty fabrics RElan with apparel brands. The categories include: denim, ethnic wear, formal wear, women’s wear. Reliance had introduced RElan in October in Bangalore. In the North, RIL is targeting 200 textile manufacturers, who can make RElan fabrics. Under the HEP (Hub Excellence Program) Reliance is also forging partnerships with textile manufacturers to provide technology to manufacture high performance fabrics. It has entered into a partnership with the US-based VF Corporation, owner of the Wrangler brand and the largest denim player globally. VF Corp will use Reliance fiber to make Wrangler jeans, which would be launched in India and the Asia Pacific. This co-branding exercise will give Reliance a foothold in the Rs 2,50,000 crore Indian apparel industry comprising almost a 50-50 share of men’s wear and women’s wear. The company has identified some 50 or 60 spinners, weavers and garmenters who could be eventually its HEP partner. Right now there are 25. Reliance aims at delivering a world-class product and experience to Indian consumers through its retail and digital services businesses. Over the past three or four years, the company has made significant investments in new plants, thus creating organic growth platforms for its energy and materials businesses.

Victoria's Secret Show stumbles across the line in China

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Victoria's Secret Show stumbles across the line in China

| Tuesday, 21 November 2017 The glitzy Victoria's Secret fashion show stumbled across the finish line Monday night in its first-ever China staging after a run-up marred by setbacks and reports of political interference by Beijing. Models breezed down the catwalk sporting elaborate feathered wings and billowing trains as the US brand held the racy show in Shanghai in hopes of making a splash in the country's growing lingerie market to offset declining American profits. But the show, now in its 23rd year, suffered a blow when top US model Gigi Hadid announced Friday she was withdrawing. She gave no reason for the decision but it came after Chinese internet users savaged the 22-year-old over a video clip showing her squinting her eyes in an apparently derogatory facial expression. US media also reported that singer Katy Perry was expected to headline the musical acts but was denied a visa by China. Instead, England's Harry Styles led the way. The reports suggested that China was upset that Perry had previously draped herself in the flag of diplomatic rival Taiwan and performed in colours implying support for those on the island opposing closer relations with China. A post shared by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Nov 20, 2017 at 5:55am PST Neither Perry, Victoria's Secret, nor China's government have confirmed the reports but the state-aligned Global Times suggested in an editorial Sunday that Hadid and Perry had "dropped a stone" on their own feet. "Payback was unavoidable. Those who are serious about developing careers in the Chinese market can draw lessons from this case and learn to abide by the rules in China," it said. Tripped up The stumbles continued Monday night at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz arena, whose exterior was bathed in garish pink. A system breakdown slowed the entry of the thousands of invited guests, delaying the show's start, and the Chinese crowd largely resisted entreaties to show much enthusiasm. According to reports, as part of its China charm offensive Victoria's Secret selected a record seven Chinese women to be among the 55 models. But one of them, Ming Xi, tripped on her costume and went down hard on the catwalk, triggering an outpouring of sympathy on the Chinese internet. The scene is certain to be excised when the edited production airs in more than 190 countries on November 28. Earlier during make-up, China's top model Liu Wen, a veteran of several Victoria's Secret shows, told AFP that Monday's version was "even more special" to her this year because it was held at home. "We can be thankful that China is such a big market, so there could be so many Chinese faces appearing. So personally I feel proud of my own country," Liu, 29, said. Victoria's Secret is hoping to win a slice of that market, opening its first two super-stores in China this year, in Shanghai and Chengdu. The company's US sales have sagged, with analysts blaming its slow-footed response to a trend away from constructed bras towards more comfortable intimate wear. Victoria's Secret is banking on its name recognition and on top models like Adriana Lima and her Chinese counterparts winning over women in China who are increasingly interested in expressing their sexuality, say social and fashion analysts. Lingerie is one of the fastest-growing segments in Chinese women's apparel, according to market-intelligence firm Mintel. Mintel predicts it will grow to 148 billion yuan (22 billion dollars) by 2020, up 32 percent from 2015 numbers. The show's priciest piece of lingerie was the annual "Fantasy Bra". This year's version, worn by Brazil's Lais Ribeiro, was a 2 million US dollar creation by Swiss-based luxury-goods company Mouawad, studded with nearly 6,000 gemstones. Matthew Crabbe, Mintel's regional trends director, said the fashion show was "a great way to raise consumer awareness". But he added that Victoria's Secret was entering "a tough retail market with many competitors", both foreign and domestic. US fashion media have also run unconfirmed reports that three Russian and one Ukrainian model were denied visas. (AFP) Foto: Chen Yichuan / Imaginechina / AFP

Kareena took Taimur on a playdate looking like a glam '90s version of herself

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Kareena took Taimur on a playdate looking like a glam '90s version of herself

Kareena took Taimur on a playdate looking like a glam '90s version of herself Hey there, Cher Horowitz By Elle Team November 21, 2017 SHARE Well, hello Kareena Kapoor Khan. We salute your dedication to holistic fitness (there are more photos of Kareena exiting the gym than there are zeroes in Ambani's bank account) and your unwilting enthusiasm in the face of the omnipresent paparazzi. And we have to say, we're all over this '90s vibe you're bringing to this playdate with Taimur. Let's list all the little details we're loving, shall we? That heavy kajal liner that reminds us of your fire look in Asoka ... That plaid shirt that was a staple in every Nirvana lover's wardrobe... The poker straight hair that proves you're a dab hand with the blowdryer, hairstylist on call or not. Of course, much love for those over-the-knee boots that are so wonderfully inappropriate for Mumbai's weather, you're literally channeling a desi Cher Horowitz who we can all get behind. You've even got your scrunchie wrapped around your wrist because god knows those little critters are harder to pin down than Leonardo DiCaprio at a Victoria's Secret after-party. Taimur's expression tells us he's not sure what the fuss is all about, but we thank you for this little flashback from the glory days. Kareena Kapoor Khan's complete sari evolution From sexy see-through drapes to menswear-inspired styling, Kareena's sari preferences have done a complete 180. Kareena in a still from her movie Chameli in 2003. Courtesy:

6 ways Azzedine Alaïa changed the fashion landscape as we know it

Tuesday, November 21 2017

6 ways Azzedine Alaïa changed the fashion landscape as we know it

6 ways Azzedine Alaïa changed the fashion landscape as we know it From his invention of the supermodel to his pioneering take on craftmanship By Ella Alexander November 21, 2017 SHARE Anyone with an interest in fashion will have noticed their social media feeds full of tributes to the late designer, Azzedine Alaïa, who died in Paris today, aged 77 . The fact is Alaïa – the son of Tunisian wheat-farmers – was a ground-breaking visionary. Here, we pay tribute to a true artist, explaining his extraordinary legacy and pervasive influence. 1. He understood the female body Instagram Alaïa moulded his clothes to the female form, designing around the woman's body. He sculpted his work to a Rodin level of craftsmanship (Alaïa himself trained as a sculptor), never losing shape of how his work would look on a woman – fit and flare shapes and nipped-in waists are key signatures. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Amazons, his work challenged pre-conceived notions of femininity. Far from the loose-fitting, soft shapes that went before him (think Diane Keaton in Annie Hall), the designer invented the body-con silhouette. His designs make women look and feel the best they can be; they tuck, grip and smooth to impressive effect. "No other dress can make a woman look and feel as good as an Alaïa dress because it cinches a woman's body perfectly," says Naomi Campbell, who has known the designer since she was 16. 2. He was the first to reject the traditional show schedule Instagram: @karliekloss Alaïa has always beat to the sound of his own drum. Light years before the See Now Buy Now concept was established (in which collections become available immediately after the show), he abandoned the show schedule, refusing to the industry's expectations and, indeed, passing trends. After a period of showing his collections months after the traditional fashion week schedule, Alaïa retired from the show calendar entirely in 1992. However, in July 2011 he returned with a surprise show, starring Naomi Campbell, which received rave reviews. 3. He was a consummate craftsman Instagram Few designers of Alaïa's level still cut their own clothing patterns, sew samples and conduct fittings, but the Tunisian designer never stopped using a needle and thread. He was the master of navigating fabric weights and the creation and execution of each piece was crucial. His output was limited, but well researched, considered and masterfully made. In an oversaturated industry where brands churn out more and more collections, he was an intelligent anomaly. For him, fashion was about meticulous construction – but always with the goal of making women feel utterly divine. Alaïa was a true couturier, who rarely slept for more than two hours a night. However, he knew all too well the importance of his team. In fact, Alaïa never took a post-show bow for this reason. "I don't want to be a clown," he once told Vanity Fair . "To get applause just for myself is too disrespectful to the many people helping me." 4. Alaïa dresses are immune to ageing Instagram The phrases 'timelessness' and 'investment pieces' are bandied around a lot in fashion, but Alaïa's work is truly deserving of both. Women who buy his designs know that they are buying heirlooms, beautiful pieces that will be worn for decades to come and then passed down to future generations. Without advertising or marketing, Alaïa's collections have never ceased to appeal. Despite their high price tags (his daywear starts at around £2,000), few would argue with their return. 5. He invented the supermodel Instagram Although Gianni Versace is often credited with having invented the supermodel, Alaïa was there first. It was at his intimate, exclusive shows in the mid '80s that the concept was born and that the press saw these powerful-looking women together. He looked after supers such as Veronica Webb, Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell like a father. In fact, Campbell still calls him 'papa'. Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Yasmin Le Bon, Christy Turlington and Eva Herzigova were all regulars at his shows, his clothes giving them a commanding presence. These models would cancel other bookings to be part of his shows and the way they looked in his clothes, beautiful and empowered, arguably was an effective branding tool in attracting other jobs. 6. The fashion world is influenced by him season after season Instagram When Cher from Clueless was held at gunpoint and told her perpetrator 'But this is an Alaïa!', it meant something – namely that Alaïa had transcended fashion into popular culture. His influence overflowed from fashion into the broader world, making him an internationally known name. Inside the industry, his influence is pervasive – his signature bodycon, his soft, intricate take on leather, sculpting godet inserts, leopard print and fit and flare silhouettes are seen every season. From Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière to Hervé Léger and Riccardo Tisci, the fashion world will always borrow from his legacy.

10 celebrity beauty experts reveal their favourite budget products

Monday, November 20 2017

10 celebrity beauty experts reveal their favourite budget products

10 celebrity beauty experts reveal their favourite budget products Including a facial product you can make at home By Trisha Chawla November 20, 2017 SHARE The experts in the biz revealed the unsexy hero product they're tying the knot with this wedding season. Dr Nina Madnani Dermatologist & founder, Dr Madnani’s Skin and Hair Clinic >“This is my absolute favourite drugstore product for a bride. Slather the thick, creamy mask on your face to keep it hydrated, smooth and glowing. For best results, apply it every alternate day before the wedding.” Sandhya Shekar Make-up artist “You don’t need make-up tricks to cheat a glow if you follow a healthy diet. I encourage all my brides to include a bunch of fruit and vegetable juices in their diet (apple, beetroot, carrot or any green juice), so their skin is clear on their big day.” Namrata Soni Hair & make-up artist “I’m in love with this organic face oil. It’s lightweight, perfect for daily use, and keeps your skin hydrated. And, it has 24-karat gold flakes to keep you glowing. I also use it to prep and prime the skin before applying make-up.” Sonic Sarwate Global senior make-up artist, M.A.C India “These are the two most essential tools I use on a bride. The long-wear foundation formula gives the right kind of coverage and a natural matte finish that stays put for hours. Plus, it looks great in pictures.” Elton J Fernandez Hair and make-up artist “Indians have beautiful, thick lashes that usually weigh down, making the eyes appear droopy. That’s why I like to curl the lashes before applying mascara—it gives them a gorgeous look so brides can bat them all day long.” Puneet Saini Make-up artist “A good eye make-up remover is super important to take off all the waterproof products make-up artists usually use on brides. A reliable remover not only helps take off make-up easily, but also comes in handy during touch-ups.” Deepa Verma Hair and make-up artist “While brushes are my best tools for bridal make-up, a baby toothbrush is my secret hairstyling tool. It helps make sure all those flyaways around the hairline are set in place.” Dr Kiran Lohia Dermatologist and founder, Lumiere Dermatology “An ice cube facial is great for your skin. Freeze fresh orange juice, mint leaves and water into cubes and gently rub them all over your face for five to ten minutes. Then, watch as red, irritated skin is calmed, your pores tighten and your skin is left glowing.” Dr Rashmi Shetty Dermatologist And Founder, Ra Skin And Aesthetics “An age-old remedy, turmeric is perfect for the bride. Mix it with sandalwood oil to avoid stains, with coconut shavings to exfoliate, or with yoghurt for a calming effect. Get the best of its brightening benefits by using these blends as face or body masks.” Daniel Bauer Hair and make-up artist “A lot of girls want to replicate celebrities on their wedding day. My secret weapon to do this? Bandless, single false lashes. They’re a simple addition and look stunning every time.”

Jhanvi Kapoor's sexy twist on the traditional lehenga has our vote

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Jhanvi Kapoor's sexy twist on the traditional lehenga has our vote

sonam kapoor in a shehla khan design shehlaa by shehla khan Sonam kapoor in a shehlaa by shehla khan design shehlaa by shehla khan anooshe mussarat in a shehlaa by shehla khan Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal A Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal bride Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal A Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal bride A Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal bride Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal Anushree Reddy is known for her trademark floral lehengas in bright hues and subtle embroidery. The Hyderabad-based designer has become a popular choice with young brides. Anushree’s love for intricate hand-work and scalloped embroidered dupattas make her garments distinct from the rest. Bipasha Basu chose a floral lehenga by the designer for her mehendi function last year and looked spectacular in it. You can now shop the look here . Arpita Mehta is a leading fashion designer who has reinvented Kutchi mirrorwork in her vibrantly-hued bridal lehengas. Arpita’s clientele includes Mumbai's top socialites as well as Bollywood beauties like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Shraddha Kapoor. You can now shop her collection from her website. A former designer under Tarun Tahiliani, Dilnaz Kharbhary is known to incorporate her Parsi heritage into her designs. Her garments have an old-school, vintage charm and she continues to maintain her originality with a mix of progressive ideas. Her ombre lehengas with intricate embroidery in sorbet hues look resplendent. Karan Berry and Leon Vaz are the creative minds behind the couture label Karleo. The Mumbai-based designers specialize in cocktail dresses and ballgowns and they are known to create a perfect blend between western silhouettes and dainty Indian embroideries. Kresha Bajaj’s label Koëcsh is a tailor-made option for brides who believe in fairy tale weddings. The designer quite literally incorporates your love story onto your lehenga in the form of embroidery, making it timeless. When the southern actress Samantha Prabhu got engaged to actor Naga Chaitanya , she turned to her designer best friend Kresha, who etched her romantic tale in gold on an ivory saree. You can check it out here . Natasha Dalal is often in the news for her relationship with Varun Dhawan. But the actual reason people should know her is definitely her couture label. Natasha’s take on bridal wear is fresh and inspired by dark romance. With her unorthodox colour choices and in-depth detailing, the designer creates garments with high voltage glamour. Take a look at her latest line here . Ridhi Mehra started her label four years ago and gradually became a successful name in the design circuit. Ridhi’s ideology of all things minimal is evident in her designs. The designer likes to keep it simple with stylized cuts and interesting embroideries on unusual palettes. Mehra has dressed celebrities like Esha Gupta, Ileana D'cruz and Malaika Arora who are known for their fashion sensibilities. You can now shop for her collection online. Shehla Khan has Sonam Kapoor as her BFF, so there's no surprise her stylish label already has a huge fan following. If you’re a lover of dreamy layered lehengas with lots of pearls and lace, Shehla should be your ideal choice. The label is a personal favourite amongst best friends and fashion icons Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor. Sherina Dalamal is a London-born designer who manages to bring her modern-day contemporary aesthetics to her India couture label Cherie D. With bridal clients from across the globe, Sherina likes to experiment with textures and embroidery to create something exceptional for their big day. Anushree Reddy Anushree Reddy is known for her trademark floral lehengas in bright hues and subtle embroidery. The Hyderabad-based designer has become a popular choice with young brides. Anushree’s love for intricate hand-work and scalloped embroidered dupattas make her garments distinct from the rest. Bipasha Basu chose a floral lehenga by the designer for her mehendi function last year and looked spectacular in it. You can now shop the look here . Anushree Reddy Bipasha Basu in Anushree Reddy Nargis Fakhri in Anushree Reddy Anushree Reddy Arpita Mehta Arpita Mehta is a leading fashion designer who has reinvented Kutchi mirrorwork in her vibrantly-hued bridal lehengas. Arpita’s clientele includes Mumbai's top socialites as well as Bollywood beauties like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Shraddha Kapoor. You can now shop her collection from her website. Arpita Mehta Mira Kapoor in an Arpita Mehta design An Arpita Mehta bride Arpita Mehta Dilnaz Kharbhary A former designer under Tarun Tahiliani, Dilnaz Kharbhary is known to incorporate her Parsi heritage into her designs. Her garments have an old-school, vintage charm and she continues to maintain her originality with a mix of progressive ideas. Her ombre lehengas with intricate embroidery in sorbet hues look resplendent. A Dilnaz Kharbary bride

40 fabulous gift options for your best friend's wedding

Tuesday, November 21 2017

40 fabulous gift options for your best friend's wedding

Jo Malone London gift boxes Ballon Bleu de Cartier Horizon 55 suitcase and Boite Montres watch trunk Dior Diorific Khôl Holiday 2017 Limited Edition August Moon wallpaper For the couple that truly appreciates minimalism. Aire Table Clock, Rs, 63,950, Nomon . No, you don’t have to pedal to get this upcycled table lamp to do its job. Bicycle Chain Lamp, Rs, 5,200, Wishingchair.in This warped, lacquered wardrobe will add another dimension to their bedroom. Team with mirrors for added confusion. Astragale Cupboard, price on request, Roche Bobois . Millenial pink packaging, creamy textures and sorbet shades—a great gift for your dessert-obsessed friend. Kiko Milano Candy Split Highlighter, Rs, 1,050 Great for flowers, but even better for candy. Blossom Vase, Rs, 3,500, Klove Studio . This palette packs eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes, lipsticks and glosses across 202 shades. Deemed fit for any make-up junkie. Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster Palette, Rs, 5,940 Make morning musings more interesting with pit stops in Assam, Darjeeling, Madurai or Kerala, with this tea box. Journey Box, Rs, 2,700, No. 3 Clive Road Keep the bride’s happy glow going post the wedding with this skin-loving serum that's infused with real gold particles. La Prairie Radiance Cellular Emulsion, Rs 40,528 Gift away a slice of the Orient with this pretty piece of work. Garden Of Shangrila Rectangle Table Lamp, Rs, 2,047, India Circus. So they can end every important get-together with a print for the ages. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, Rs, 4,990, Fujifilm at Amazon.in Because there’s nothing like the sweet aroma of jasmine to evoke the festive spirit. Kama Ayurveda Madurai Box, Rs, 5,000 If it’s not cashmere, it’s not wedding-worthy. Cashmere travel set, price on request, Hermès To fix a curious case of designer wanderlust. Gucci Tian GG Supreme carry-on, Rs, 2,17,850, Gucci . Turn sound on its head (literally) with this upright vinyl player. Floating Record Vertical Turntable, Rs, 35,766, Gramovox. You can never go wrong with jewellery as a gift. Especially when it’s this pretty. Happy Hearts Sautoir Necklace, price on request, Chopard. Lego meets Jenga in this modular couple-project. Scaffold Bookshelf, Rs, 1,16,500, Josmo Studio. Give them a reason to throw you a cocktail Party... At the beach. Kipton Mixologist Box, Rs, 2,59,756, Ralph Lauren Home. Straight out of Sex And The City, your best girl deserves this crystal encrusted clutch. What are friends for, if not to spoil? Swan minaudière, Rs, 3,24,774, Judith Leiber Couture . Pretty cookware that doubles as tableware, and livens up the kitchen.Cooking ware, price on request, Le Creuset. Ideal for the click-happy couple to print their memories as they go. HP Sprocket Photo Printer, Rs, 8,999, HP Frequent flyers will love this super cute kit with the best mini blushes and highlighters for a natural glow. Benefit Cosmetics I Pink I Love You Kit!, Rs, 2,680 Androgynous notes of sandalwood, lavender and geranium make this a great gift for any couple. Chanel Les Exclusifs Boy, Rs, 14,600/75ml EDP Make the kitchen the prettiest corner in the house. Indochine collection, price on request, Nicobar . Help your besties bypass that morning grumpiness with a great cuppa. CitiZ, Rs, 18,000 approx., Nespresso on Amazon.com Bring the African savannah into the dining room with this set. Nature Table Dessert Plate, Rs, 1,040 (each), Nature Table Dessert Serving Plate ` 3,771; both Anthropologie Who doesn’t want a vintage four-panel screen in their bedroom? Absolutely no one. Rare Trompe L’Oeil Farfalle Folding Screen, price on request, Piero Fornasetti . The adult upgrade on the classic hourglass will keep all visitors captivated for hours. Hourglass Display Object, Rs, 8,387, Pottery Barn. They may be soulmates, but do they enjoy the same music? Get two of these just to be safe. The 18-hour battery life is only an added benefit. Parrot Zik 3, Rs, 22,754, Parrot For those lazy weekends that need to be spent lounging about at home. Aziza Dhurrie, Rs, 2,800, Idam . A bean bag and a book make for the ideal afternoon. This one fits two. Snuggle potential: limitless. Blue Festival Woven Bean Bag, Rs, 7,500, Safomasi . This bright, gold-rimmed tea set is kooky enough for the Mad Hatter, yet stately enough for the Queen. So, it’ll do just fine for your friends. Serai Tea Service Set, Rs, 22,000, Good Earth . Meet Roomba, your best friend’s new best friend. This little robot will potter about and vacuum floors till they’re squeaky clean. And yes, there’s an app to assist your OCD buddies too. Roomba 980, Rs, 9,900, iRobot . Aladdin would have swapped his lamp for this one. It doesn’t come with a genie, but it’s still pretty magical.Signature Table Lamp, Rs, 8,995, Elvy.com This plush bar comes with an inbuilt Bose sound system, a wine cooler and enough coolth to own just about any party. Bar cabinet, Rs, 25,256, Trunks Company Jaipur . Get your friends to keep it classic for their next trip with a retro metal trunk. Steamer trunk, Rs, 17,200, Nappa Dori . Make your own gift set with a mix of scented candles, luxurious bath oils and fragrances. It’s going to be tough to part with these gift boxes, so you’d better get yourself one too. Jo Malone London gift boxes, Rs, 4,000 onwards. These his and her timepieces will keep the sparkle alive for a long time coming. Ballon Bleu de Cartier, prices on request, Cartier . All the motivation they need to keep their travel calendars updated. And oh, be a pal and throw in the absolutely essential designer watch trunk too. Horizon 55 suitcase, Boite Montres watch trunk; both prices on request, Louis Vuitton . The party-perfect shades and glossy gold cases of these lipsticks tick all the ideal boxes. Just right for the lipstick-hoarder. Dior Diorific Khôl Holiday 2017 Limited Edition, Rs, 3,000 each. Luxe wallpaper to turn any home into royal digs. August Moon wallpaper, price on request, Good Earth & Nilaya . Aire Table Clock For the couple that truly appreciates minimalism. Aire Table Clock, Rs, 63,950, Nomon . Bicycle Chain Lamp No, you don’t have to pedal to get this upcycled table lamp to do its job. Bicycle Chain Lamp, Rs, 5,200, Wishingchair.in Astragale Cupboard This warped, lacquered wardrobe will add another dimension to their bedroom. Team with mirrors for added confusion. Astragale Cupboard, price on request, Roche Bobois . Kiko Milano Candy Split Highlighter Millenial pink packaging, creamy textures and sorbet shades—a great gift for your dessert-obsessed friend. Kiko Milano Candy Split Highlighter, Rs, 1,050 Blossom Vase Great for flowers, but even better for candy. Blossom Vase, Rs, 3,500, Klove Studio . Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster Palette This palette packs eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes, lipsticks and glosses across 202 shades. Deemed fit for any make-up junkie. Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster Palette, Rs, 5,940 Journey Box Make morning musings more interesting with pit stops in Assam, Darjeeling, Madurai or Kerala, with this tea box. Journey Box, Rs, 2,700, No. 3 Clive Road La Prairie Radiance Cellular Emulsion Keep the bride’s happy glow going post the wedding with this skin-loving serum that's infused with real gold particles. La Prairie Radiance Cellular Emulsion, Rs 40,528 Garden Of Shangrila Rectangle Table Lamp Gift away a slice of the Orient with this pretty piece of work. Garden Of Shangrila Rectangle Table Lamp, Rs, 2,047, India Circus. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera So they can end every important get-together with a print for the ages. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, Rs, 4,990, Fujifilm at Amazon.in Kama Ayurveda Madurai Box Because there’s nothing like the sweet aroma of jasmine to evoke the festive spirit. Kama Ayurveda Madurai Box, Rs, 5,000 Cashmere travel set If it’s not cashmere, it’s not wedding-worthy. Cashmere travel set, price on request, Hermès Gucci Tian GG Supreme carry-on To fix a curious case of designer wanderlust. Gucci Tian GG Supreme carry-on, Rs, 2,17,850, Gucci . Floating Record Vertical Turntable Turn sound on its head (literally) with this upright vinyl player. Floating Record Vertical Turntable, Rs, 35,766, Gramovox. Chopard's Happy Hearts Sautoir Necklace You can never go wrong with jewellery as a gift. Especially when it’s this pretty. Happy Hearts Sautoir Necklace, price on request, Chopard. Scaffold Bookshelf Lego meets Jenga in this modular couple-project. Scaffold Bookshelf, Rs, 1,16,500, Josmo Studio. Ralph Lauren's Kipton Mixologist Box Give them a reason to throw you a cocktail Party... At the beach. Kipton Mixologist Box, Rs, 2,59,756, Ralph Lauren Home. Judith Leiber's Swan minaudière Straight out of Sex And The City, your best girl deserves this crystal encrusted clutch. What are friends for, if not to spoil? Swan minaudière, Rs, 3,24,774, Judith Leiber Couture . Le Creuset's Cooking ware Pretty cookware that doubles as tableware, and livens up the kitchen.Cooking ware, price on request, Le Creuset. HP Sprocket Photo Printer Ideal for the click-happy couple to print their memories as they go. HP Sprocket Photo Printer, Rs, 8,999, HP Benefit Cosmetics I Pink I Love You Kit Frequent flyers will love this super cute kit with the best mini blushes and highlighters for a natural glow. Benefit Cosmetics I Pink I Love You Kit!, Rs, 2,680 Chanel Les Exclusifs Boy Androgynous notes of sandalwood, lavender and geranium make this a great gift for any couple. Chanel Les Exclusifs Boy, Rs, 14,600/75ml EDP Nicobar's Indochine collection Make the kitchen the prettiest corner in the house. Indochine collection, price on request, Nicobar . Nespresso Help your besties bypass that morning grumpiness with a great cuppa. CitiZ, Rs, 18,000 approx., Nespresso on Amazon.com Nature Table Dessert Serving Plate Bring the African savannah into the dining room with this set. Nature Table Dessert Plate, Rs, 1,040 (each), Nature Table Dessert Serving Plate ` 3,771; both Anthropologie Rare Trompe L’Oeil Farfalle Folding Screen Who doesn’t want a vintage four-panel screen in their bedroom? Absolutely no one. Rare Trompe L’Oeil Farfalle Folding Screen, price on request, Piero Fornasetti . Hourglass Display Object The adult upgrade on the classic hourglass will keep all visitors captivated for hours. Hourglass Display Object, Rs, 8,387, Pottery Barn. Parrot Zik 3 They may be soulmates, but do they enjoy the same music? Get two of these just to be safe. The 18-hour battery life is only an added benefit. Parrot Zik 3, Rs, 22,754, Parrot Aziza Dhurrie For those lazy weekends that need to be spent lounging about at home. Aziza Dhurrie, Rs, 2,800, Idam . Blue Festival Woven Bean Bag A bean bag and a book make for the ideal afternoon. This one fits two. Snuggle potential: limitless. Blue Festival Woven Bean Bag, Rs, 7,500, Safomasi . Serai Tea Service Set This bright, gold-rimmed tea set is kooky enough for the Mad Hatter, yet stately enough for the Queen. So, it’ll do just fine for your friends. Serai Tea Service Set, Rs, 22,000, Good Earth . Roomba 980 Meet Roomba, your best friend’s new best friend. This little robot will potter about and vacuum floors till they’re squeaky clean. And yes, there’s an app to assist your OCD buddies too. Roomba 980, Rs, 9,900, iRobot . Signature Table Lamp Aladdin would have swapped his lamp for this one. It doesn’t come with a genie, but it’s still pretty magical.Signature Table Lamp, Rs, 8,995, Elvy.com Bar cabinet This plush bar comes with an inbuilt Bose sound system, a wine cooler and enough coolth to own just about any party. Bar cabinet, Rs, 25,256, Trunks Company Jaipur . Nappa Dori's Steamer trunk Get your friends to keep it classic for their next trip with a retro metal trunk. Steamer trunk, Rs, 17,200, Nappa Dori . Jo Malone London gift boxes Make your own gift set with a mix of scented candles, luxurious bath oils and fragrances. It’s going to be tough to part with these gift boxes, so you’d better get yourself one too. Jo Malone London gift boxes, Rs, 4,000 onwards. Ballon Bleu de Cartier These his and her timepieces will keep the sparkle alive for a long time coming. Ballon Bleu de Cartier, prices on request, Cartier . Horizon 55 suitcase and Boite Montres watch trunk All the motivation they need to keep their travel calendars updated. And oh, be a pal and throw in the absolutely essential designer watch trunk too. Horizon 55 suitcase, Boite Montres watch trunk; both prices on request, Louis Vuitton . Dior Diorific Khôl Holiday 2017 Limited Edition The party-perfect shades and glossy gold cases of these lipsticks tick all the ideal boxes. Just right for the lipstick-hoarder. Dior Diorific Khôl Holiday 2017 Limited Edition, Rs, 3,000 each. August Moon wallpaper Luxe wallpaper to turn any home into royal digs. August Moon wallpaper, price on request, Good Earth & Nilaya .

Tom Ford's first beauty store in London is fabulous

Tuesday, November 21 2017

Tom Ford's first beauty store in London is fabulous

Tom Ford's first beauty store in London is fabulous The future of luxury retail By Aria Darcella November 21, 2017 SHARE Tom Ford is seriously stepping up his beauty game—today the designer opens his first store dedicated entirely to his popular cosmetics and fragrance collections. According to WWD , Tom Ford Beauty is one of the industry's fastest growing brands, and on track to hit $1 billion in sales before 2019. Located in London, Ford's new boutique is two floors of high-tech opulence. LED screens and an abundance of lighting shimmer off the white marble floors, mirrors, chrome surfaces, and layered grey glass sculptures. It's like being on a high fashion spaceship, right down to a futuristic 'augmented reality' that allows customers to virtually try on lipstick shades (we recommend you try the 'Carine' from his Boys & Girls collection ). Courtesy: Tom Ford In addition to carrying his products, the store is filled with amenities for fans who want to experience Tom Ford's particular brand of luxury. Beauty specialists are on hand to teach customers how to craft the best looks, and provide private makeup services such as bridal appointments or masterclasses. There is even a VIP event space for one-to-one consultations, and a room dedicated to fragrances (including Ford's new F*cking Fabulous scent) that features a customised scent styling service. Men can get in on the action too with the Grooming Room, which features a range of services such as facials, beard trims, shaves, and a barber, as well as Ford's men's skincare collection. Courtesy: Tom Ford Between all digital assistance and live experts, this might just be the most advanced beauty destination ever. Tom Ford Beauty is open now at 3 The Market Building in Covent Garden, London. To book an appointment, visit tomfordbeauty.co.uk