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Why you need to block your dates for Luxury Lifestyle Weekend

Friday, November 24 2017

Why you need to block your dates for Luxury Lifestyle Weekend

Aishwarya Nair at reveal of Luxury Lifestyle Weekend Akash Sheth with Payal Khandwala Condé Nast India's Alex Kuruvilla Beate Mauder and Ivy Kwan Ira Dubey Jay Makhijani and Milvin George Priyanka Sheth and Mitali Patel Tom Dawes and Rij Eappen Ravi Krishnan and Matthew Hayden Raaj Sanghvi Kunal Avanti, Akash Sheth and Rubaina Gayatri Rangachari Shah, Gaurav Bhatia and Pratima Bhatia On Tuesday, Luxury Lifestyle Weekend, an interactive platform for luxury enthusiasts created by the Magnanimous group, hosted a special curtain raiser event at Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai. At the event, LLW revealed names of the first 35 brands that will showcase at their main event next year. The covetable list includes Jo Malone, Shantanu & Nikhil, Forevermark, Ralph Lauren Homes and Fendi Casa, who will all be part of experiential popups at the main showcase in March 2018. Luxury Lifestyle Weekend aims to develop an ecosystem of luxury, where everyone from business developers, brands and devoted buyers have the opportunity to impact and interact with each other. One of the perks of attending LLW is that guests will have access to an exclusive first preview of the newest products from these brands, before they hit the shelves. Condé Nast’s Alex Kuruvilla, Estée Lauder India’s Rohan Vaziralli, Christian Louboutin’s Anjali Gaekwar, One&Only’s Ivy Kwan, Aishwarya Nair Mathew and Rooshad Shroff, were among those spotted at the exclusive gathering hosted by Magnanimous group’s managing director, Akash Sheth. The Weekend is slated to be three-day affair, held at Jio Gardens from March 9 to 11.

Priyanka Chopra celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving with her friends in LA

Friday, November 24 2017

Priyanka Chopra celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving with her friends in LA

Priyanka Chopra catching up with friends on Thanksgiving weekend Image: Instagram.com Simple pleasures

Where is Kareena Kapoor Khan headed looking like *that*?

Friday, November 24 2017

Where is Kareena Kapoor Khan headed looking like *that*?

Where is Kareena Kapoor Khan headed looking like *that*? Those red lips, though By Shweta Gandhi November 24, 2017 SHARE Kareena's return to the unyielding glare of public life has slowly been on a rise, and it's finally reaching its peak. The actress has, in the last couple of months, celebrated her 37th birthday with zest , brought in Diwali with a royal photoshoot with husband Saif, hit the gym more times in a week than we have all of this year, all the while being the best mommy to Taimur and giving him her quality time . One would assume that in the midst of such activity, it's difficult to find time for yourself. But obviously, not if you're Kareena Kapoor Khan. While she has, in the past, poked fun at folks who dress up to catch a flight, the actress was spotted at the airport wearing this ultra-chic combo: A printed shirt layered with a wrap-around scarf and paired with tailored black trousers. She threw on her oversized sunglasses and picked up her favourite Hermès Birkin, creating the perfect power dressing look . Everything from her posture to her crimson lips and strict hairstyle makes us imagine her barging through a closed door into a room full of men, slamming a stack of papers on the table and making her case. What we do know is that Kareena takes her airport dressing very, very seriously. What do you make of Kareena's airport style? Tell us in the comments below.

Surprise: Your face mist might be making your skin way, way worse

Friday, November 24 2017

Surprise: Your face mist might be making your skin way, way worse

Surprise: Your face mist might be making your skin worse Everything we know is a lie By Chloe Metzger November 24, 2017 SHARE Once upon a time, at a previous magazine where I was surrounded by beauty editors, we would engage in hourly face-misting breaks, during which one editor would spritz her face with a mist and promptly trigger a reaction of editors misting their faces in a row, like a chain of vain, skin-obsessed sneezes. But despite the fact that my incredibly dry skin was constantly getting covered in a layer of water, my skin never felt drier and more irritated. And, as I later learned, it wasn't because I was living in a constant state of stress (I mean, I was, but whatever), but because of my face mist. Yes, my glorious group of mists were actually drying out my skin, and it was all because of some very basic chemistry principles I promptly forgot after 10th grade: that water molecules attract water molecules, like sticky little magnets. So when you, say, spritz a water-based mist over your face and that water then evaporates, it takes with it some of the water on the surface of your skin, "which can actually lead to dryness," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital. It's kind of like how your body feels insanely dry and tight if you forget to moisturise after showering (though, of course, it's also because you just doused your skin in hot water for 15 minutes). Instagram: @shraddhakapoor "Studies have shown that moisturising immediately after washing gives your skin better hydration than if you delay moisturising or don't moisturise at all," says Zeichner. The reason? Your moisturiser locks in all of those sticky water molecules, trapping them in your pores so they're forced to hardcore hydrate and plump your skin. Without that barrier, though, your water just runs free, evaporating willy-nilly and leaving your skin feeling like an old cracker. Plus, most face mists are formulated with alcohol to help them evaporate from your skin faster, meaning you're getting a double-whammy for drying ingredients, all in one bottle. Huzzah! Of course, that's not to say that all face mists are the devil's juice, because some really are formulated to help re-hydrate your skin, and, of course, not every single skin type will turn to dust at the slightest spritz of water. But if I've now terrified you into questioning your entire skincare routine, then rest assured that you can easily mitigate the drying effects of face mists by either tapping on a serum, moisturiser, or face oil right after you mist (which, if you wear make-up, probably isn't gonna happen), OR, you can try one of these oil-spiked mists that have a bit of an occlusive, water-trapping property to them already: Courtesy of brands 1. Wander Beauty Glow Getter Mist . We would like to sing a love song for this oil-loaded mist, which uses olive oil, argan oil, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil to seal water into your skin, while leaving you with a glowy dew. 2. Too Cool for School Aqua Gel Mist, Rs, 1,071 . A hefty dose of castor oil and rosemary leaf water keep this gel-like mist from leaving your skin as soon as you spritz it on.

The new fine jewellery brand Instagram it-girls and celebs love

Friday, November 24 2017

The new fine jewellery brand Instagram it-girls and celebs love

The new fine jewellery brand Instagram it-girls and celebs love Jennifer Lawrence is a fan By Nikki Ogunnaike The fine jewellery game can be a bit of a conundrum. Sure, you have your OG behemoth brands that have been in business for hundreds of years—David Yurman, Tiffanys, etc.—but if you're looking for something new and cool (and preferably affordable), where to go? Enter The Last Line. I recently found this brand after falling into a K-hole=like trance on Instagram in search of everyday fine jewelry that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. The Last Line popped up—it's a favorite of Paloma Elsesser, Rachel Zoe, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus—and I was entranced. A post shared by The Last Line (@thelastlinela) on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:36pm PDT The Last Line's M.O. is all in its name: Founder Shelly Gibbs Sanders wants it to be your last stop for high-quality staples, like gold hoops or the perfect diamond band. Because everything is sold directly to you, the prices are cheaper than if you bought them in a traditional big box store. Ahead, more from Sanders on the brand that's taking It-girls' jewelry game by storm. Shelly Gibbs Sanders Courtesy of the brand Where did the idea for The Last Line first come from? It was a long time coming. I had been working in the industry since graduating college but always designing for someone else, from celebrity jewelry brands to high-end jewelry houses. The timing didn't feel right until three years ago. I was professionally and personally ready for a change and there was a space we could fill in the market. After doing lots of research, I found you could categorize the options into two buckets: reasonably priced, not-so-great design or amazing design and outrageous prices. I am a jewelry designer, but more than anything I am a consumer: I love jewelry and I found those options so frustrating. I knew I could create a line that spoke to someone just beginning to invest in fine jewelry. To an established collector, I would present classics in the most perfect version ( like our recent The Tennis collection ) and pepper in fun pieces. Courtesy of the retailer How has Instagram affected your business? We chose to launch direct-to-consumer and began teasing pieces on Instagram a few months ahead of launch. It was crazy to see people's response and excitement. I love that Instagram is a direct channel to our customer and we can engage with them, instantly! It's also been a bit of a crowd-sourcing model for us: The people have spoken and they wanted white gold options, so voila, we introduced them. I love to be reactionary in a good way and Instagram has helped us to do so. Who is The Last Line Girl? The TLL girl is definitely not fussy; she's fun, a little irreverent and wants pieces she can wear. There is a lot of nostalgia in the line and I think our customer sees that. One of my goals with TLL is to create pieces you can wear everyday that become part of your personal style. For me, it's how a woman mixes her jewelry collection that is cool. I design pieces that should be worn and not worried about. Why do you use the "drop" model for releasing product? Truthfully, I love to create; I always want to do more. You know when they say, "It's a marathon, not a sprint…" that's difficult for me, I'm a sprinter! I have so many ideas, but people can only digest so much at once. So we're breaking down the line into drops or mini-collections. We started with only earrings and just recently introduced new categories. Jewelry is seasonless, but I've learned with retail you have to pace it to keep it exciting for everyone, myself included. Courtesy of the brand What's really selling? People look for staples: huggies, graduated hoops and studs in multiple sizes. They're mixing and matching up the ear. We get a lot of people saying they could never find something in this size. For example, in the gold sphere stud, we have 6 sizes, if I want to be the last place you need to go to for fine jewelry, you need options.

Bappi Lahiri's stylish grandson is the cutest kid on the internet today

Friday, November 24 2017

Bappi Lahiri's stylish grandson is the cutest kid on the internet today

Bappi Lahiri's stylish grandson is the cutest kid on the internet today Don't miss those gold shoes By Elle Team November 24, 2017 SHARE Bappi Lahiri's greatest hit goes by the name of Swastik Bansal, and he's a mini James Bond in metallic shoes just waiting to blow up the internet. Grandson of the original gold gangster, little Swastik isn't old enough to drive but he can rock a bow tie like he was born in Tom Ford's closet. Who is this little man's stylist? Seriously, come forth and claim your prize because Swastik Bansal needs to be on every best dressed list in the country stat. Can we petition Bappi to set up a playdate/styling masterclass with Kareena Kapoor Khan because the only thing more adorable than one rosy-cheeked cherub in a bow tie is two. Did we mention little Swastik is a bonsai connoisseur? This kid cannot be real. Bappi Lahiri's grandson Swastik is the cutest kid on the internet Swastik Bansal knows he's too swag for this dance floor and we have to agree. Swastik Bansal checking out the competition but secure in the knowledge that his gold shoes are bomb. This is the face of a winner. In bonsai and in life. Swastik Bansal knows he's too swag for this dance floor and we have to agree. Swastik Bansal checking out the competition but secure in the knowledge that his gold shoes are bomb. This is the face of a winner. In bonsai and in life.

6 negative calorie foods that help you lose weight while eating

Thursday, November 23 2017

6 negative calorie foods that help you lose weight while eating

Celery Grapefruit Lettuce AKA the foundation of any decent salad has a higher water content than other leafy vegetables. This, with the fibre content, is bound to get things started internally. Despite being sweet, watermelon is mostly just water and roughage. So not only will it satiate your sugar cravings, thanks to its minerals and vitamins, but it also ensures proper functioning of insulin, lowering the blood sugar level. High in fibre and low on calories, broccoli is working overtime to flush out your system. While chillies aren't exactly something you can eat raw, they do add flavour. And that added flavour comes with a boosted metabolism. Spicy foods spike your metabolism for hours after you're done eating them. The food that made negative calories popular. Celery has high water content and extremely low calorie content, it's also high in fibre and boosts metabolism. Low in calories but high in nutrients, grapefruits are what you need to help promote dietary functioning. Lettuce Lettuce AKA the foundation of any decent salad has a higher water content than other leafy vegetables. This, with the fibre content, is bound to get things started internally. Watermelon Despite being sweet, watermelon is mostly just water and roughage. So not only will it satiate your sugar cravings, thanks to its minerals and vitamins, but it also ensures proper functioning of insulin, lowering the blood sugar level. Broccoli High in fibre and low on calories, broccoli is working overtime to flush out your system. Chillies While chillies aren't exactly something you can eat raw, they do add flavour. And that added flavour comes with a boosted metabolism. Spicy foods spike your metabolism for hours after you're done eating them. Celery The food that made negative calories popular. Celery has high water content and extremely low calorie content, it's also high in fibre and boosts metabolism. Grapefruit Low in calories but high in nutrients, grapefruits are what you need to help promote dietary functioning.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra's second cook book is launching in January

Friday, November 24 2017

Shilpa Shetty Kundra's second cook book is launching in January

Shilpa Shetty Kundra's second cook book is launching in January Healthy recipes, right in your hands By Shweta Gandhi November 24, 2017 SHARE Shilpa Shetty Kundra has made her passion for food fairly evident on her Instagram account (have you seen her Sunday binge videos?) with her cooking recipes being completely sought after. After successfully co-authoring her first book The Great Indian Die t with celebrity nutritionist Luke Coutinho, the multi-hyphenate is all set to launch her second book The Diary of a Domestic Diva in January 2018. The book will feature 50 of her special recipes that have been tried and tested in the Shetty-Kundra household. The recipes promise to be quick and hassle-free, and remain true to Shilpa's mantra of eating healthy and nutritious home-cooked food. @Theshilpashetty/Instagram "The very first thought associated with good food is that it takes a painstaking amount of time to make. I wanted to shun these doubts and get this generation back to easy home-style cooking tips and tricks rather than (eating) ready-made foods through my book. The recipes in my book The Diary of a Domestic Diva welcome readers to my love for food and offers them variety, taste and the occasional food coma," Shilpa was quoted as saying . While you're waiting for her book to release (keep an eye out here ), whet your appetite with some of her easy-to-follow recipes: Boost your day by detoxifying your body with my tasty yet highly-nutritious Poached eggs & Indian Chickpea recipe! An ideal source of high protein and fibre, this amazing recipe can be served either as a breakfast, lunch and dinner meal or simply as a snack! Go on, give it a try and let me know how delicious it tastes! #SwasthRahoMastRaho #TastyThursday #TheArtOfLovingFood #poachedeggs #chickpeas #chickpeasalad A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Nov 15, 2017 at 10:45pm PST Fire up your mood as you satiate your hunger as well as your sweet tooth with my super easy and healthy Fruit & Nut Chia Salad recipe! The nutritious yet tasty recipe works well as a breakfast, lunch, snack and even a chilled dessert item, boosting your health, lowering your blood pressure, and detoxifying your body! #TastyThursday #SwasthRahoMastRaho A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:56am PDT Amp up your day by satisfying your sweet tooth with my yummy yet crunchy Banana Malpua recipe! These crispy malpuas, dunked in tasty jaggery syrup, will definitely make your guests jump for joy! Go on, give it a try! #SwasthRahoMastRaho A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:15am PDT

Check out Deepika Padukone rocking the bowl cut as a kid

Friday, November 24 2017

Check out Deepika Padukone rocking the bowl cut as a kid

Check out Deepika Padukone rocking the bowl cut as a kid Flashback Friday By Elle Team November 24, 2017 SHARE Deepika Padukone just honoured the code of Flashback Friday with a rummage through the old photo albums that are, no doubt, treasured property in the Padukone household. The star posted this adorable throwback with her childhood friend Aditya Narayan on Instagram, titled 'forever friends'. forever friends... @aditya__narayan A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 23, 2017 at 11:57pm PST Like every average Indian child, Deepika has also rocked her fair share of questionable hairstyles back in the day. Like this bowl cut that we can probably all relate to, which serves to highlight her cherub cheeks. This happy-go-lucky kid in her Mary Janes and frilly socks has no idea she's going to grow up to rule Bollywood in about two decades, but you can already spot that unmistakeable self-confidence in front of the camera. Adorable throwback photos of your favourite celebrities before they became famous Alia Bhatt

Blackberrys on retail expansion drive, plans 30-35 stores

Friday, November 24 2017

Blackberrys on retail expansion drive, plans 30-35 stores

Menswear brand Blackberry is planning to open 30-35 stores by the end of this fiscal in Tier I, II cities. The brand is also expected to launch its second private label in 2018. As a part of their annual plan to open 60-70 stores, Blackberrys plans to open 30-35 more stores by March 2018. The scaling up will focus on opening stores more in Tier I and II towns. After its private label brand for denim, Urban, the brand has revealed plan to launch another brand for khaki merchandises. Ramesh Kaushik, Vice President-Brand Experience, Blackberrys, says the company is looking at horizontal and vertical expansion and looking at more stores in India and within existing cities respectively. Looking at the rapid growth of consumerism in smaller towns of India, fuelled by e-commerce and digital media, they are looking at major expansion in Tier I and II cities. The next store launches lined up for Siliguri, Guwahati and Ambala. With the largest number of company-operated stores in length and breadth of the country, the brand is now evaluating possibilities to scale up through franchisee mode.

In women’s segment, ethnic wear holds bigger share

Friday, November 24 2017

In women’s segment, ethnic wear holds bigger share

Ethnic wear currently constitutes 50 per cent of the total women apparel sales. Arun Sirdeshmukh, Business Head of Amazon India, says women’s ethnic wear is the most popular category on Amazon Fashion. The company is witnessing a shift in demand from saris and dress materials to size categories like kurtas at a much higher pace compared to size-free categories. Women’s ethnic wear market in India is booming with brands like BIBA, TCNS Clothing and FabIndia emerging as giant players in the segment. With the entry of new players, it would be interesting to see whether the new players take over the segment or the present giants retain their position and grow bigger. Amazon has witnessed an overall growth of over 80 per cent in women’s wear, out of which women’s ethnic segment contributes over 50 per cent. Under ethnic category, the online platform is also focusing on building handloom selection. A division of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Pantaloons, echoes a similar trend in the offline space. The women’s wear segment in Pantaloons has shown a robust growth rate of around 25 per cent over the past couple of years; with both ethnic and western wear performing equally well. Currently, women’s wear contributes around 45 per cent to Pantaloons’ business. The ethnic wear market’s worth is around Rs 70,000 crores currently, out of which 70 per cent is dominated by the unorganized players. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 per cent to reach Rs 1, 26,210 crore in 2019.

Neeta Lulla steps into Singapore with her label N Pret

Thursday, November 23 2017

Neeta Lulla steps into Singapore with her label N Pret

Fashion designer Neeta Lulla is launching her N Pret label an affordable wedding range in Singapore. Her debut in the South Asian fashion retail market will be with partner multi-brand store White & Gold who connect global residents of Singapore with Indian designers. Located at the Orchard Boulevard, the heart of luxury shopping in Singapore, White & Gold houses prêt a porter collections by Rohit Bal, Anita Dongre, Anju Modi, AM:PM, Mandira Wirk, Pankaj and Nidhi, amongst others. The label N Pret, from her iconic retail powerhouse, The House of Neeta Lulla, aims to create a fine balance between haute couture and prêt a porter for discerning consumers who understand fashion aesthetics. The USP of the brand is its ability to fuse western and ethnic silhouettes, prints and designs catering to varied taste. It is priced under Rs 100,000.