With Chandigarh leg of eighth edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, 2012, the two day soiree on Saturday and Sunday at Hotel Mountview showcased a perfect blend of fashion, style, glamour, poise and of course, Bollywood. The designers showcasing their creations on Saturday included Nida Mahmood, Raghavendra Rathore, Pankaj & Nidhi, and Neeta Lulla, while on Sunday Mandira Wirk and Wendell Rodricks displayed their talents.
Sophie Choudhry walked for Mandira Wirk and Soha Ali Khan for Pankaj & Nidhi, while Huma Qureshi and Evelyn Sharma walked for Raghavendra Rathore and Wendell Rodricks, respectively.
Day 2 of the Tour was nowhere less in comparison and style. Shimmering flashes of gold set runways ablaze as Chitrangada Singh walked the runway for Pankaj and Nidhi. Actress Yami Gautam left the audience mesmerized as she show stopped for Fashion Designer Mandira Wirk.
Tarun Tahiliani, the Czar of Couture, dazzled the audience on the opening day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.
The U shaped 70 ft ramp was decorated with foliage, creepers and greenery swirling down from the ceiling and around the stage. Blue fairy lights twinkled as the models showcased Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal collection. The show opened with bare foot models in a glittering vision of tulle and silk for the most stunning lehengas and paneled long cholis.
Chitrangada was the showstopper for designer who looked gorgeous in a sensational ivory net lehenga, choli and dupatta creation splashed lavishly with crystals and sequins.
The official Facebook page of Aamby Valley India Bridal Week wrote: “The wait is almost over… The 24 Hours countdown starts for the Opening Show of Tarun Tahiliani @ 9 p.m.”
Tarun Tahiliani also wrote on Facebook: “Stay tuned: India Bridal Fashion Week tonight – opening show – Tarun Tahiliani.”
The third year of Shabana Azmi’s NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society, hosted a fashion show, Mijwan Sonnets in Fabric 2012 on 3rd September at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Leading Bollywood stars walked the ramp showcasing Manish Malhotra’s designs. The 2012 edition of the show showcased embroidery done entirely by the girls of Mijwan. Manish has translated work done by Mijwan girls into contemporary modern designs.
“In the last three years Manish recognized the talent in Mizwan and has brought it to the forefront with the world now seeing the finest work on his creations. He has broken the tradition and made the girls translate chikankari on net to upgrade their skills and help them earn more money. This has increased their negotiating power with men in their households,” says Shabana Azmi.
The show even had boxer Mary Kom onto the ramp: “She was shocked by the unexpected offer, but coming from a small village and humble beginnings, she’s a role model for our girls, who now believe their seemingly-impossible dreams are achievable, ” says Shabana, admitting that she was thrilled to hear that Mary’s favourite film is Masoom (1983) and song — ‘Tujhse naraaz nahin..’. “This show is not just about beauty and glamour but substance and empowerment too.”
Check out the stars dazzling on ramp for Mizwan Fashion Show 2012……..
Actress Kareena Kapoor was a perfect blend of style, glamour and beauty at the launch of the new collection of Jealous 21, the brand associated with her movie Heroine. Giving her company were director Madhur Bhandarkar and Siddhartha Roy Kapur. The event showcased fabulous collection displayed by the models on the ramp.
Rachna Aggarwal, CEO, Indus-League Clothing Pvt Ltd, said, “The brand is delighted to associate with the movie and the actress. She is an ideal representation of today’s young woman — confident and stylish. The collection offers women an opportunity to experience first-hand the style and glamour of their favourite actress, to feel beautiful and look like a heroine.”
About the new collection, Kareena said, “My look in the movie is both glamourous and stylish. I am thrilled to be launching the collection dedicated to the movie. It is so fashionable. It was great that the brand has come out with a range inspired by one of my most special films.”
Asked about what made her jealous, Kareena said, “I get jealous of people who go on holidays, even though I take a few holidays myself. I also get jealous of people who can eat without worrying about putting on weight because I love food.”
11 top-notch designers, who will participate in the forthcoming Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week, gave a sneak peek into their special creations at an introductory event on Tuesday.
The event kick started with Miss India World Vanya Mishra walking the ramp in designer JJ Valaya’s A-line burgundy-coloured suit with golden embroidery.
Sonakshi Sinha was the special guest at the event and she looked breathtakingly beautiful as she walked down the ramp in a bridal sari with a thin golden border created by Jyotsna Tiwari. Although she was dressed as a bride, Sonakshi said that she had no clue when she would get married. She said, “I don’t know what I am doing day after tomorrow, how can I say that? Right now I am just glad wearing these beautiful bridal outfits.”
India’s contestant for the crown of Miss World 2012, Vanya Mishra, ended up in the top seven finalists but lost the crown to Miss People’s Republic of China, Wenxia Yu. However, Vanya managed to bag in the titles of ‘Miss Social Media’ and ‘Beauty with a Purpose’. In the ‘Miss Social Media’ round, Vanya won fifty extra points for the work she did with a charity named ‘Muktangan’, thus making her entry easy amongst the top 7 finalists.
In the semi-finals, the contestants were asked to perform on the music of their country and Vanya chose to dance on “Dil cheez kya hai” from 1981 film “Umrao Jaan”, which landed her a spot in the top seven finalists.
During the final round, the contestants were asked, “Why they deserved to be the next Miss World?” Vanya answered: “I believe that the next Miss World should be a woman with a kind heart and humility, who wherever she goes, makes people feel that she is their own. Somebody who carries simple values in this complex world, somebody who believes in herself. And this is what I believe I am.”
Wales’ Sophie Moulds was adjudged the first runner-up, while Australia’s Jessica Kahawaty was the second runner-up.
Delhi Couture Week has come to an end leaving memories of enchanting glamour, style and fashion. Ace designer Manish Malhotra’s show came to a dazzling close with Katrina Kaif walking the ramp for him in an ivory lehenga with a red-pink border, choli and dupatta. She was joined by actor Vidyut Jamwal from Force who wore a heavily embroidered long sherwani.
Praising Katrina’s poise and beauty, Manish said, “Katrina is someone who is very charming and beautiful. She looks great in Indian clothes. Also, she likes old world charm and that’s what she represented though my collection.”
Madhuri Dixit walked the ramp for veteran designer Anju Modi on Friday (August 10). She looked charming as ever in a beautiful lehenga-choli worn with a red dupatta, big bindi and sindoor.
It was a remarkable fusion of music, fashion, beauty and grace when Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore walked the ramp to showcase a creation by designer duo Ashima-Leena during the Day 2 of PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 at hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on August 09, 2012.
The shy ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ looked stunning in an orange sari coupled with a long transparent jacket with visible gold work on it and carrying a ‘potli’ bag. After the show, Sharmila addressed the media and talked about her experience on ramp being different from that of working on stage. She said, “The two situations can definitely not be compared, but yes it is a feel good factor when you are walking the ramp and the interaction with the audience is of another kind.”
The designer duo Ashima-Leena were all praises for their showstopper. They said, “Our collection was inspired by Sharmila’s elegance, grace and royalty. She personifies beauty for us and therefore she had to be the face of our collection.”
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 saw many Bollywood celebrities on and off the ramp. Those from Bollywood fraternity who scorched the ramp included Abhay Deol’s live-in girlfriend Preeti Desai, Prateik Baar’s girlfriend and ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ star Amy Jackson, 57 year old gorgeous Kirron Kher, Richa Chadda of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ fame and Isha Sharvani.
Preeti Desai, who was the showstopper for Anita Dongre, looked mesmerizing in a gorgeous white lehenga choli with silver embellishments, and minimal hairstyling and makeup.
Amy Jackson walked the ramp for designer Pernia Qureshi wearing a black sari with a wine-coloured border, teamed with an exquisite collared blouse.
Kirron Kher walked the ramp wearing an ivory brocade sari with traditional rudraksh print, teamed with a pink Kanjeevaram blouse. Isha Sharvani walked the ramp for designer Sonaakshi Raaj and Mini Mathur, in a rich magenta gold zardozi lehenga, choli and dupatta, made a graceful entry to end the show.
Bipasha Basu and designer Rocky S are known to be old and very good friends in the industry. Bipasha has been the designer’s showstopper at many fashion shows including the recently held Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. So, when the designer launched his maiden production venture titled ‘Main Anna Nahin Hoon’, it came as a surprise when he did not take any of his star friends in the cast including Bipasha Basu. He, instead, chose to sign in actors like Prashant Narayanan, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Shirganpare and Sammer Dharman Adhikari for the lead roles.
Explaining the reason for signing lesser known actors and emphasizing on the fact that he has not had a fall out with Bips or anyone else, Rocky S said, “I wanted my first venture to be a small budget film, so that I could learn the ropes and move up eventually. In the past few years scores of small budget films with unknown but good actors have performed better. It’s basically the content that makes a film work.”
While the movie deals with exposing people’s hypocrisy as a society with regard to Anna’s agitation, Rocky stresses on the fact that he holds Anna Hazare in high esteem. “The film does not disrespect Anna in any way. He is shown to be an honest and great person in the film. The hypocrisy with which people approach his agitations is the crux of the film,” he says.
Rocky says that his next project would be an out and out commercial flick with big bidget and big names.
“My next venture will be a big budget film with the best names in the industry! Everything is yet under cover, as our team is working on it, and right now saying much about anything does not do it justice. The only thing constant is the director Manish Gupta with whom I’ve forged a long-working relationship. And I’m sure, together we can create landmark cinema,” he says.
Bollywood stars came together in style for a charity fashion show for NGO Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA). The show held in Mumbai on Sunday night showcased the designs of ace designers Manish Malhotra and Shaina NC and the show stopper was none other than Priyanka Chopra who looked stunning in a white anarkali.
Other stars who walked the ramp for the noble cause include Diana Haydon, Vidya Malvade, Shamita Shetty, Omi Vaidya, Mona Singh, Aamir Ali and Vicky Donor star Ayushmann Khurrana.
Check out the beautiful ladies on ramp for a cause..
The heat reaching its peak this season, cotton seems to be the flavour of the season. Celebrating this flavour, the Cotton Council organized a fashion show, which saw quite a few glamorous Bollywood ladies gracing the event and scorching the ramp. The event witnessed the works of many known designers like Rina Dhaka, Anita Dongre, Masaba Gupta and Narendra Kumar.
Jiah Khan was the showstopper for Rina Dhaka who looked ravishing in a chic, elegant and sensuous white dress in cotton fabric. The long white tika on her forehead turned many a heads alike.
Actress Geeta Basra looked stunning attired in a skimpy shorts and casual tee as she walked the ramp for Provogue. Urmila Matondkar and Sangeeta Bijlani attended the show. Urmila wore a short colour-blocked front zip dress, while Sangeeta chose a light-blue breezy maxi for the event. Both the ladies shared comfortable vibes as they shared the front row.