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Tata Cliq expands brand portfolio to add DC Shoes on its platform

Thursday, November 30 2017

Tata Cliq expands brand portfolio to add DC Shoes on its platform

TataCLiQ, Tata group’s multi-brand ecommerce platform has expanded its international brand portfolio and added American show brand DC Shoes. DC Shoes Tiago Lemos and SK8 Mafia collections are now exclusively available online and through its ‘phygital’ concept of CLiQ and PiQ where customers can buy online and collect their products from any of the 13 DC physical stores. DC Shoes product portfolio include: sport shoes including skateboarding and snowboarding, apparels, bags, accessories, hats, shirts, and posters. Tata CliQ is looking to enter newer categories in order to increase its brand tie ups to scale up offering to consumers across the country. It also plans to launch its own e-wallet in the coming year to drive the next phase of growth. Gurvinderjit Singh Samra, Business Head, Fashion and Lifestyle, TataCLiQ said, Tata CLiQ, focus has been to build an assortment of some of the best authentic brands, both Indian and international and the brand certainly have delivered on it. With the launch of DC Shoes, the company has further strengthened the brand offerings and even the partnership with Reliance Brands. DC Shoes operates 13 brick and mortar stores in India in partnership with Reliance Brands. Tata Group had entered the online retail with e-commerce portal TataCLiQ last year. The firm has more than 800 curated brands across various categories, with over 50 brands exclusively available on the portal.

Sonam and Jacqueline borrowing each other's clothes is best friend goals

Thursday, November 30 2017

Sonam and Jacqueline borrowing each other's clothes is best friend goals

Sonam and Jacqueline borrowing each other's clothes is best friend goals When Sonam turned stylist for Jacqueline By Shweta Gandhi November 30, 2017 SHARE What's the biggest giveaway sign of BFFs who're almost like sisters? The fact that they share their clothes — especially designer clothes — with each other. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez recently flew down to Dubai and met with Huda and Mona Kattan, the co-founders of Huda Beauty, where her wardrobe choices were decided by her bestie-turned-stylist Sonam Kapoor. Wearing an ocean blue Fendi midi dress with puffed sleeves that she styled with studded Valentino pumps, Jacqueline's ensemble was smart and sleek in equal measure, typical of Sonam's style. She thanked the Neerja star in her Instagram post for letting her borrow her Fendi dress, to which Sonam replied, "It's yours Jack! Love you" So truly inspiring @hudabeauty (get well soon!) @monakattan love you both, my Dubai trip wouldn’t have been complete without catching up with you 2!! @shaanmu you can stop crying now! Oh and @sonamkapoor thank you for letting me borrow your @fendi dress A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:33am PST Needless to say, Sonam's always got Jacqueline's back. Remember the time Sonam saved her from a massive faux pas at the Filmfare Awards in 2014? And the time the best friends were twinning at the Stardust Awards in 2016? The two often go out for date nights to spend some quality time. A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on Jun 18, 2017 at 8:11pm PDT And make special birthday posts for each other. A post shared by sonamkapoor (@sonamkapoor) on Aug 11, 2016 at 7:14am PDT A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on Jun 9, 2017 at 7:31am PDT Two's company, and four is double the fun.

Rihanna influenced your style more than anyone else in 2017

Thursday, November 30 2017

Rihanna influenced your style more than anyone else in 2017

It was a big year for celebrity fashion, but one global superstar had more influence on our style than anybody else, according to Lyst's 2017 'Year in Fashion ' report. The global search engine has ranked the celebrity responsible for the most searches for specific products and designers this year, causing items to sell out in seconds around the world. The winner? Rihanna, of course. The singer turned beauty mogul, fashion entrepreneur and creative director of Puma is known for always wearing the most statement designer pieces before anyone else ( from those tasselled Saint Laurent boots to that Burberry cap ) – and it seems that her fashion pull has only gone from strength to strength in 2017. The Lyst report stated that Rihanna sent searches "soaring" for Puma, Off-White, Molly Goddard, Gucci and Raen. Next on the list was Selena Gomez, who has had quite the year in the spotlight. Her 120 million Instagram followers have helped to contribute to searches for Coach (of which she is the face and designed a handbag for this year), Louis Vuitton, Sandy Liang and Rouje. The 'Bella Hadid effect' was third on the list in terms of fashion influence, sparking searches for denim trends and labels such as Re/Done, Ksenia Schnaider and Grlfriend. A post shared by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Jul 12, 2017 at 7:42pm PDT The soon-to-be royal bride Meghan Markle, whose style pull is only going to get stronger from now on, followed Hadid on the list. She encouraged us to search for British brands like Burberry, Barbour and Hunter, as well as smaller labels including Misha Nonoo (the friend and fashion designer who is said to have set her up with Prince Harry) and s unglasses label Finlay & Co. Markle's future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge was next, with this year's unofficial endorsements of Erdem, Roland Mouret and Dolce & Gabbana encouraging search traffic for those brands. Melania Trump followed, while A$asp Rocky, Harry Styles, Kylie Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski were also ranked in the top 10.

Luciano Benetton returns to revive the brand he founded

Friday, December 1 2017

Luciano Benetton returns to revive the brand he founded

Luciano Benetton, 82-year old founder of the Benetton Group is making a comeback to infuse life into the troubled clothing brand, reports The Times. He had launched the brand in 1965 that gained fame and attention for its colourful designs and bold marketing campaigns. “It’s an intolerable pain for me. That’s why I am stepping in again, together with my sister Giuliana, who has returned to making sweaters at the age of 80,” Benetton told in an interview to La Repubblica, expressing his desire to revive the brand’s lost glory. He further told the publication, “While others were imitating us, United Colors was switching off its colours. We have defeated ourselves. The shops, which were pools of light, became dark and dreary like those of communist Poland. And ceasing production of trademark jumpers was like cutting off water from an aqueduct." Benetton plans to relaunch the label taking assistance from photographer Oliviero Toscani, who has been the force behind many of the company’s colourful campaigns. The first images of the new campaign that showcase a class of children belonging to different racial groups gathered around a blackboard, were launched in Italy today. Benetton Group has not been able to recover from losses since last two years and the trend continued in 2016 as well. The Italian group reported a loss of 81 million euros (94 million dollars) for the year under review. As a part of its reorganization efforts, Benetton also hired Marco Airoldi as the new CEO in April 2014 and closed over 300 stores.

Photographer Oliviero Toscani returns to Benetton for new inclusive campaign

Friday, December 1 2017

Photographer Oliviero Toscani returns to Benetton for new inclusive campaign

London - United Colors of Benetton has never been shy about integrating political and social issues in its advertising campaigns. While some fashion brands chose not to mix politics and fashion, the Italian fashion brand has carved out a name for itself thanks to its racy and provocative campaigns, which openly tackle subjects such as racism, sexism, poverty, and environmentalism. Now the iconic photographer behind some of United Colors of Benetton most iconic campaigns, Oliviero Toscani, has returned to the brand for its latest campaign. The new Benetton campaign shot by Toscani renews a recurrent theme - integration - one which the brand stand firmly behind. The campaign depicts a racially diverse Italian classroom of twenty-eight children from thirteen different nationalities from four continents, smiling and learning together. In one photograph, ten children, from countries such as the Philippines, Italy, and Senegal, all gathered around their teacher who is reading to them and smiling because ‘they have a future.’ United Colors of Benetton unveils new campaign shot by Oliviero Toscani focusing on integration “Integration is a major issue in our world today,” says Toscani. “The future will hang on how, and to what extent, we use our intelligence to integrate with others and to overcome fear.” In the current divided socio-political climate, the Italian fashion brand aims to start a discussion surrounding integration and diversity in society. The new campaign launch, which starts with the release of two images on December 1, marks the start of a much larger project on the subject of integration. Toscani is set to work on the project at Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research centre. The current social and political issues within society are part of the reason Toscani decided to join forces with Benetton once more, after nearly two decades. “It’s the reason I’m back here,” said Toscani in an interview with BoF. “More than ever, there are problems in the world and this is what interests me. I think it’s now time for brands to get smarter. I don’t think they should go to agencies, because they won’t produce anything new. They should be free from market research, think about modern society and do something that hasn’t be done.” The new campaign launch comes as Luciano Benetton , one of the founders of the fashion brand, announced his return to the company to help turn the company around. The first stages of Benetton’s revival are linked to the campaign. Toscani will also be involved with reimagining the overall image of the United Colors of Benetton brand, starting with a product campaign set to launch in February 2018. “We will make this picture to make a statement and then the next step is to [improve] the product, the shops and the lighting in the shops to bring back the magic of Benetton," added Toscani. "It’s not a luxurious brand, but it embraces everybody.”

Stefan Cooke is the winner of H&M’s Design Award 2018

Friday, December 1 2017

Stefan Cooke is the winner of H&M’s Design Award 2018

London - Stefan Cooke, an MA graduate from Central Saint Martins, has been crowned the winner of H&M’s Design Award 2018 after being selected from a group of eight international finalists by a jury of experts lead by H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson. As the winner of the award, Cooke is set to receive up to 50,000 euros in prize money following the award ceremony, which took place in London on Thursday evening. “I feel overwhelmed right now about winning the award. I really wanted to show the exact things that men wear, but then recreate them in an entirely new way,” said Cooke. “Because I was a textiles student, I began looking for new ways to get certain things across visually and I came across elastic. I just found that the possibilities with it were endless.” Cooke’s winning collection for H&M’s Design Award saw the young graduate explore the possibilities of reworking the everyday wardrobe for men by subverted key pieces such as jeans, a leather jacket, and a jumper. The 25-year-old designer recreated these garments in new, innovative forms, such as printing them out onto elastic or creating a mesh on knitwear. Stefan Cooke is crowned H&M Design Award winner for 2018 “It was really tough to come to a decision, but everybody on the jury panel agreed that Stefan’s collection felt really fresh, innovative and well-executed,” said Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor. “You were immediately drawn to each of the pieces, becoming more and more curious about the processes involved. He’s such a clever person and very driven, but at the same time, a really humble person. We’re all so happy for him.” Cooke was named the winner of H&M’s Design Award 2018 after the jury spent time with each of the eight finalists. The International jury, which included fashion journalist Alex Fury, stylist and founder of Hey Woman Veronica Heilbrunner and editor at GQ Luke Day, was impressed by the level of innovation in Cooke’s techniques, silhouette, materials as well as imagination. “For me, what Stefan does really stands out for two reasons. One, it’s really exciting to see someone who’s doing something so innovative and experimental in menswear,” said Alex Fury, editor at AnOther magazine. “Two, the way he’s experimenting with silhouette and materials, the finish of things and playing with pattern, Stefan is very inventive. It all feels incredibly new, especially on the menswear scene.” The jury was also impressed by the quality and talent shown by the other finalists, who each received 5,000 euros. The finalists of the H&M 2018 Design Award were: Rushemy Botter - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium Ken Boonsong Thaodee - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium Flore Girard de Langlade - HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design, Switzerland Katiuscia Gregoire - Parsons, U.S.A Emma Chopova & Laura Lowena - Central Saint Martins, UK Kevin Germanier - Central Saint Martins, UK Sueim Yang - SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea Photos: courtesy of H&M

Kareena, Sonam, Deepika and more gorgeous stars at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards

Saturday, December 2 2017

Kareena, Sonam, Deepika and more gorgeous stars at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards

Kareena, Sonam, Deepika and more gorgeous stars at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards Sonam Kapoor was a golden goddess on the red carpet By Elle Team December 2, 2017 SHARE The Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards brought the best dressed women in Bollywood -- from Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt -- to the red carpet in their couture finery. These are our favourite looks from the night. A post shared by Rhea Kapoor (@rheakapoor) on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:32am PST Kareena Kapoor Khan in Galia Lahav looking like Morticia Adams on her wedding day in the best possible way. A post shared by Rhea Kapoor (@rheakapoor) on Dec 1, 2017 at 8:43am PST Sonam Kapoor could be her very own Oscar statuette in this Atelier Zuhra princess ballgown. A post shared by Shaleena Nathani (@shaleenanathani) on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:34am PST Deepika Padukone puts us in the Christmas spirit dressed as Santa's sexiest elf in this Gauri Nainika gown with an oversized bow. A post shared by Tanya Ghavri (@tanghavri) on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:20am PST All eyes on the lovely Katrina Kaif in her Jean Paul Gaultier slashed-to-the-thigh gown. A post shared by Tanya Ghavri (@tanghavri) on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:28am PST Neha Dhupia chose an understated Gaurav Gupta monochrome dress for the FilmFare Glamour and Style Awards. A post shared by Ami Patel (@stylebyami) on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:30pm PST Not tell-tale signs of jetlag on Alia Bhatt's face, just happy vibes in her Needle and Thread London floral dress,

This sauce is the new sriracha and you’ll soon be using it on everything

Friday, December 1 2017

This sauce is the new sriracha and you’ll soon be using it on everything

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Image: Shutterstock It’s Italian and has the word dolce in it. Two reasons enough for us to give a chance to the new sauce that’s increasingly becoming a favourite with gourmands around the globe. A sticky, tart and sweet sauce, the word agrodolche is a composite of ‘agro’ which means sour in Italian, and ‘dolce’ which means sweet. Made with a combination of sour vinegar, a sweetener that could range from honey, agave, maple syrup to even condensed milk, and a spicy element, this sauce can be poured on burgers, steaks, meat roasts and more, and is here just in time to dot your Christmas table. We think it’s going to be on the menus of restaurants soon, but before you try it there, we suggest you give this easy-peasy recipe a try. Recipe: Agrodolce Ingredients: ½ cup balsamic vinegar, ½ cup honey or any other sweetener of your choice, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 onion minced, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tbsp butter Method: In a pan, heat vinegar, sweetener and garlic, and bring it to a boil. Add onion and rosemary and cook further until the sauce thickens. Finish with butter and allow it to cool before you stock it in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar. In this story: Table

Twinkle Khanna proves there is no going wrong with a shirtdress

Friday, December 1 2017

Twinkle Khanna proves there is no going wrong with a shirtdress

Twinkle Khanna Image: Instagram.com/mickeycontractor Time and again, the shirtdress has proved to be the saviour in the urban woman’s wardrobe. Equal parts formal and comfortable, the cosier cousin of the shift can be worn at a brunch, for an evening out and even to work. Twinkle Khanna, whose sartorial choices remain sensible and perfect for city wear, was seen in a striped shirtdress at an event last evening. Khanna paired hers with a simple pair of black lace-up pumps that complemented her style basic. Staying in the classics category, Khanna’s choice of navy and white stripes kept her look elegant while the knotted detail on the front of the dress, made it contemporary. The interior designer and author went with a signature blowout and pink lips. When it came to accessories, she favoured hoops and a gold Bulgari Serpentini watch. You can try Twinkle Khanna’s versatile shirtdress for choice this weekend. Dress up the basic with a pair of metallic heels, tasseled earrings and a belt for an evening out. For a relaxed brunch vibe, go easy with a pair of sneakers and sunglasses to accessorise your look. Scroll through out gallery to take a closer look at Twinkle Khanna’s style. Keep up with celebrity style here. 1 /7 Kriti Sanon at Mumbai airport Image: Viral Bhayani Malaika Arora at Pali Village Cafe in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani

13 bridal lehengas designs that will be big this wedding season

Friday, December 1 2017

13 bridal lehengas designs that will be big this wedding season

While choosing the perfect bridal lehenga design for your big day, how do you get ahead of the pack to pick the right design for your big day? Brides usually favour more classic silhouettes so as to not look too outlandish on the important occasion. But the right one bears the perfect blend of the designer’s signature style with traditional detailing. When choosing a bridal lehenga—be it for your pheras or the reception—pretty much the only thing you must keep in mind is to choose one that will make a statement. For a touch of old-world charm, there’s no going wrong with Sabyasachi lehengas. Pair yours with knockout jewellery by the designer to complete the look effortlessly. If your dream wedding looks something out of a fairytale, choose a Tarun Tahiliani lehenga complete with a trailing veil. For a seriously glamorous reception look, there is no doubt a Manish Malhotra lehenga will do justice to the occasion. Embrace the beading, fringing and the general extravagance of bridal lehenga designs by the designer . Anita Dongre lehengas are for the bride who wants to go for a traditional look on her wedding day. Sanjay Garg’s kurta-lehenga combination is perfect for the understated bride. From Rahul Mishra’s hand-embroidered gossamer number to Varun Bahl’s floral extravagance, these are the bridal lehenga designs that will big this wedding season. This story is a part of the Vogue Wedding Shopping Guide , a series that is a must read for every bride-to-be

Vogue tries it: Natural beauty products that are perfect for winter

Friday, December 1 2017

Vogue tries it: Natural beauty products that are perfect for winter

There’s brands that have men and women in lab coats producing breakthrough innovations using advanced hi-tech scientific systems, and then there are brands going back to their humble roots with the makers lovingly handcrafting each and every product, in small batches, using only the most sweet-smelling herbaceous wonders of the earth. Lately, we’ve been inching towards the latter—trying everything from soaps and scrubs, herbal shampoos, to nourishing lip oils and face packs—and the effects of their natural ingredient list (think avocado oil, coconut milk and vetiver), has us hooked. We’re almost becoming permanent converts. Here are some that we tried, and loved. Just Herbs Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Ayurvedic Face Wash, Rs 345 You may think it’s good, but you don’t want a face wash to make your skin feel tight and a little too squeaky clean. It’s got to be gentle, and cleanse without stripping your skin off its natural oils. With skin that’s combination and has an erratic mind of its own, I found this cleanser doing exactly that. A blend of neem, sandalwood and honey, it refreshes the skin while retaining its inherent moisture. The aloe vera, honey and orange peel deeply nourish and bring out the glow, while sandalwood with its anti-inflammatory properties soothes the skin. If you’re going to cleanse your face twice a day, every day, you may as well use one that is gentle and effective, and doesn’t leave your skin taut especially in drier months. Alanna Lavender and Mint Facial Mist, Rs 250 A handy face mist is an absolute essential when you’re on-the-go and need an instant uplift. This one, with its combination of floral lavender and cooling mint makes for the perfect dose of antioxidant-rich hydration. Infusion of jojoba oil ensures nourishment. Fadlor Naturlich Exotic Herbal Infusions Shampoo, Rs 525 What became a forgotten legacy after its launch circa 1970 with castile soaps, came back when the world was truly ready to appreciate its natural, no-chemical aesthetics. My own chemically treated-hair truly needed the goodness of this shampoo with a long list of wild and exotic ingredients. Extracts of true indigo, bhringaraj, Indian gooseberry, liquorice, coconut milk and sesame oil come together to not only make my tresses smell divine, they also leave them feeling strong. My biggest take away from it was—unlike some of its modern-methodical counterparts—it didn’t feel the slightest bit harsh and softened my hair texture, taming all that winter frizz. Jhelum Loves Lip Conditioning Oil, Rs 600 Winter calls for more than just a lip balm. It calls for a deep-conditioning oil that will really repair parched, flaky lips. This lip oil is made up of vetiver and vanilla essential oils, raw honey, cocoa and orange among other moisturising ingredients, and adds lustre to your lips. Avoid sipping or eating after a few minutes of application, to let the skin absorb the oil. Neemli Soaps, Rs 350 approx Made from food grade oils, these cold-pressed soaps take about 28 days to cure naturally, with its scent derived from pure essential oils—so expect therapeutic benefits too. While their charcoal soap is meant for oily, acne-prone skin, which will also help flake out dead, crumbly skin, try their aloe and hemp oil soap if you’re looking for thorough hydration. I used this, and while it’s unscented, you do get a slight bitter whiff but its dense smoothness makes for a good winter soap, especially with oils of coconut, castor and sesame in the blend. The coffee exfoliant is a great hybrid to slough skin of dead skin cells while nourishing it with avocado oil—and you’re going to appreciate its delicious cinnamon, clove and orange infused trail. Ras Luminous Skin Clearing Face Elixir, Rs 2,350 Applying oils on acne-prone skin can be intimidating. But if it’s specifically made to tackle that concern, I wouldn’t mind giving it a go. This one helps in purifying the skin while providing deep hydration and repairs it from within to give it a healthy glow. Plus, 10 per cent of its profits going to local NGOs for growth of girl child makes it all that more appealing. Use sparingly. SkinYoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask, Rs 1,395 This three-ingredient, sandy-textured face mask is made up of powders of sandalwood, saffron and walnut seed. Make a thick paste with a few drops of water and generously spread it across your face and neck. After it dries out completely, very gently massage and remove the product with water. I found an instant freshness and brightness to my skin texture and an overall smoothness. Use it once a week before a good night’s sleep, and before massaging on a nourishing moisturiser to really let your skin take in all the nutrients. The grainy texture makes for a good exfoliant, and if you’ve got skin that reacts easily, like mine, stick to your once-a-week masking ritual.

Papparoti fans, rejoice: the cafe is finally set to come to Mumbai

Friday, December 1 2017

Papparoti fans, rejoice: the cafe is finally set to come to Mumbai

Known for its mouth-watering freshly baked buns and cosy coffee-date ambience, Papparoti is opening its doors with a flagship cafe in Lower Parel, Mumbai, on December 20. Papparoti’s special signature are its buns. The crisp, crunchy treat with a coffee-infused caramel layer and lip-smacking buttery centre, have earned them a fervent following among food enthusiasts. With cafes in over 32 countries from Malaysia to Australia to Dubai, Papparoti is all set to open its second outlet in India, after their Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad cafe. The brand’s India venture began after owners, Kunal and Nitin Jethwani fell in love with the buns at Papparoti in Dubai, and secured the license for an India edition soon after. Speaking about what we can expect from the upcoming spot, Jethwani said “The magic begins from the moment you take a first bite of the crispy outer layer of the bun which is derived from a creamy concoction. The interiors and exteriors of the cafe have an international feel with lots of elements of nature smartly tucked in.” Papparoti Mumbai opens its doors in Lower Parel on December 20, 2017