Tarun Tahiliani The Famous Indian Fashion Designer September 12 2014

Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion and prêt-a-porter which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also lend themselves to couture.

Tahiliani who has a degree in Business Management from the Wharton School of Business, opened India's first multi designer boutique, Ensemble. In 1991 he received an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He is the first Indian designer to be invited to showcase at the Milan Fashion Week.

Manish Malhotra The Most Celebrated Designer of India September 12 2014

MANISH MALHOTRA is one of the most celebrated designers in the country and influential personality whose designs reflect the contemporary India.

He is known for his color storytelling and glamorized intricate craftsmanship. Born in Mumbai in 1966. Manish’s journey to the top has been one of a kind. From his inherent fascination for movies, glamour and color to creating a niche for himself as a Bollywood stylist/ Costume Designer and to now being one of the most influential designer’s in the country, Manish created an inimitable path to success.

A self-taught designer, his career started with a Mumbai-based boutique. Simultaneously, he pursued his dream as a Costume designer for the movies, and thus the struggle began. He introduced ‘styling’ in Bollywood as we know it today, a visionary involved in not just creating the clothes but developing the character and working on every part of the look.

His ability to envision a look for the character, true-to life yet creative got him much recognition. Manish marked his first milestone in Styling with the first ever Filmfare award for Costume designing for RANGEELA in 1990. Thus began his endeavor in styling.

He received widespread recognition and one of the many opportunities that came his way led him to be the first Costume Designer to start Reverie, a fashion store in collaboration with the esteemed Birla family. He later moved on to helming one of the most popular Design studios of that time.

Having struck the crucial balance between styling and designing, MANISH MALHOTRA launched his eponymous label in 2005. Over the years the brand has created a niche for it itself and crafted a successful journey that spans over 9 years. Today, the brand has made its mark across the globe – London, Dubai, New York, Canada, Riyadh and many more. He has also styled world renowned personalities like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Late Micheal Jackson, and Kylie Minogue.

Manish Malhotra as a label has also collaborated with The Mijwan Welfare Society that works to elevate the craft and transform the lives of women in Mijwan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh with their intricate hand crafted Chikankari. Another significant collaboration has been with the work of Kashmiri artisans with Kashmiri thread and zari work – an art form which is now synonymous with his label.

The brand has undergone a metamorphosis in the last 5 years to highlight the craftsmanship and explore different avenues. Today, the brand on an average is growing 30% every year. The last two years have been path breaking– with an exquisitely-designed, two-storied store spread across 6000 sq.ft in Mumbai and a 9000 sq. ft. store in a Haveli marking his first stand-alone presence in Delhi. Beginning the year with his Luxe collection Manish Malhotra showcased a new side to his designing sensibility.

Bridal wear Tips December 10 2013

What is traditional attire for an all out Bengali bride in Kolkata? Has this changed over the years? Are modern brides going for a more contemporary look?

The traditional attire for Bengali brides is a white saree with a red broad border,its a plain saree with a stark red border. the saree is draped in the "BENGALI STYLE".

Over the years the traditional outfit has changed though, brides prefer wearing embroidered red or colorful saree with lot of tanking on it. Brides prefer being more loud and bold than being simple. Modern brides are going for a more contemporary look rather than sticking to their traditional values.


Is the 'designer wear' culture a part of the city, apart from Sabyasachi who is a well known Kolkata designer, are there any other names that you could list for bridal wear?

Nowadays clients look at value for money with the quality aspect. 'Designer wear' culture is a part of every city, be it Mumbai, Delhi Kolkata etc but the only difference is women are looking at viable ensemble so the they can take out the worth of it. There are lot of designers dealing with couture line.

At Panache Haute Couture we hear the bride,know the bride and then keeping in mind her requirements a bridal outfit is customized. A lot of emphasis is laid on the the client's body type to make sure that she can carry off the bridal outfit very gracefully. For us FIT AND FALL of the outfit is very is the key factor. The only policy which is important for us is client's satisfaction.

Is it a good idea for brides to visit different cities to select their outfits and shop for their trousseau?

Visiting other cities for trousseau enables us to get variety in our shopping. It's very important to have a blend of culture in your outfit to break the monotony, so its very good to be experimental with your sense of styling.

Lastly any tips for brides for their trousseau shopping?

Experiment with a variety of designers rather than sticking to one designer, this will help the bride to get more style,different cuts and different look. With us we have a entire range for anarkali, draped gowns, capes, palazzo, sarees with jacket etc which can complete your trousseau shopping.

What should I wear on my Best friend's marriage? December 05 2013

Weddings are the perfect Indian festival – traditional, fun, colourful and joyous! And when someone you’re really close to is getting married…well, nothing can top that!

So, your best friend is getting married. You’re the bridesmaid. Besides helping and aiding her on the big day, you can also help her look fabulous. Planning is never underrated - we suggest that all the bridesmaids wear colours from the same colour family – the bride can either choose to contrast it or match it – either way, you (and the photos) will look absolutely gorgeous!

The bridesmaid has to look spectacular but should never overshadow the bride! To avoid such fashion faux pas, Panache suggests strong colours in rich fabrics such as raw silk and velvet. Wear simpler ensembles with stunning colour contrasts and dramatic silhouettes. Not only will you be comfortable, but you’ll also enjoy the wedding fully unburdened!

Pair a chic chiffon sari with a corset – you’ll immediately stand out from the rest. Experiment with draping styles – pleating the sari around the side instead of the front? Why not! Indulge in sheer lehengas – they look gorgeous and are perfect for dancing the night away...


Contemporary ethnic wear gains popularity in India December 04 2013

Contemporary ethnic wear or Indo-western wear – a more relaxed, contemporary and modified take on traditional Indian outfits – is gaining popularity among India’s youth. With an impressive line up of clothing meant for different purposes and occasions, the contemporary ethnic wear brands are dominating the retail scene in pretty much all the metros and tier II cities today.


Nowadays, people prefer to dress according to different occasions, so dressing is no more restricted to just shirts, trousers or suits. We have ethnic formal, casual and occasion wear and there is a good percentage of consumption in each and every sub category. These sub categories cater to various kinds of requirements, for example formal and casual can be worn both at work and home and the heavier ones at occasions like festivals and weddings.

Our country has always maintained a parallel wardrobe of its classics because they are more colourful, in sync with the climatic and cultural conditions of the traditional Indian society, and definitely more flattering to the Indian figures as compared to western outfits.


Shahrukh Khan, Rekha, Big B at Vishesh Bhatt's Wedding December 01 2013

Bollywood Online November 28 2013

Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

Bollywood is also formally referred to as Hindi cinema. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is common to see films that feature dialogue with English words (also known as , phrases, or even whole sentences.

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Anarkali Suits November 27 2013

An Anarkali Salwar Suit is a combination of a long [[kurta]] and bottoms that are usually in the form of a [[churidar]]. The kurta is fitted on the bust and normally features large pleats flowing around the legs like an umbrella.

Anarkali dresses owe their name to Anarkali, a famous courtesan in the court of a great mughal emperor.

The story of Anarkali was immortalised because of her affair with the emperor's son, that ended in tragedy when Anarkali was buried alive behind a wall.

The styling of the dress has evolved over time, with trends ranging from floor lengths to normal length ones that end below the knees. Some newer Anarkali Salwar suits are short to suit the modern generation.

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Lehenga choli online shopping November 26 2013

Lehenga or Ghagra is a form of skirt which is long, embroidered and pleated. It is worn as the bottom portion of a Gagra choli. It is secured at the waist and leaves the lower back and midriff bare. The ancient version of skirt or Ghagri evolved from Bhairnivasani, which in turn evolved from the Antariya when stitched on one side became tabular and was worn gathered together at the waist, and held by a girdle. This was one of the earliest forms of a clumsily stitched skirt. A choli Hindi: चोली), (ravike in South India Telugu: రవికె, Kannada: ರವಿಕೆ) is a midriff-baring blouse shell garment in the Indian sari costume worn in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other countries where the sari is worn. The choli is cut to fit tightly to the body and has short sleeves and a low neck.


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Saree / Sari November 24 2013

A saree or sari is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine meters in length, that is draped over the body in various styles. There are various traditional styles of saree:Sambalpuri Saree from East, Kanchipuram from South, Paithani from West and Banarasi from North among others.The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.

The sari is usually worn over a petticoat. Blouse may be "backless" or of a halter neck style. These are usually more dressy with a lot of embellishments such as mirrors or embroidery and may be worn on special occasions. Women in the armed forces, when wearing a sari uniform, don a half-sleeve shirt tucked in at the waist. Teenage girls wear half-sarees, a three piece set consisting of a langa, a choli and a stole wrapped over it like a saree. Women usually wear full sarees.

Saris are usually known with different names in different places. In Kerala, white saris with golden border, are known as kavanis and are worn on special occasions. A simple white sari, worn as a daily wear, is called a mundu. Saris are called pudavai in Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, saris are called kupsas.

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Bollywood November 24 2013

Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

Bollywood is also formally referred to as Hindi cinema. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is common to see films that feature dialogue with English words (also known as Hinglish, phrases, or even whole sentences.

2013 marks the completion of 100 years of Bollywood. This year will see many big-budget films in Bollywood releasing, as well as a number of sequels and quasi-sequels lined up for release.

First Indian American wins Miss America 2014 November 24 2013

Nina Davaluri of New York won the 2014 Miss America pageant, becoming the first woman of Indian heritage to win the legendary contest.The 24-year-old Davaluri, from Syracuse, will use the $50,000 scholarship she won to attend medical school.

Davaluri performed a Bollywood fusion dance for her talent demonstration. She and the other 53 contestants — one from each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — were also judged by their performance during a personal interview, their answers to an on-stage question, and their appearance in formal evening gowns and swimwear during the nationally-televised pageant.

During her year as Miss America, Davaluri will serve as a spokesperson for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – as she travels to Washington to work with the U.S. Department of Education.

The new Miss America says she is proud to be the first Indian-American to hold the title, and praised the Miss America organization for embracing diversity.

Davaluri is the second consecutive New York native to win the Miss America crown, succeeding Mallary Hagan, who earned the title in January when the pageant was held in Las Vegas. This year’s pageant was held in Atlantic City.