I was literally waiting for Cannes 2018, to see her walking on the red carpet! Again this year she has proved that she is the real diva with pure beauty, grace and elegance. She has left no stone unturned to flaunt her breathtaking avatars.
Yes, I am talking about the very beautiful diva Aishwariya Rai Bachaan. It was her 17th years of Cannes and she didn’t fail to make headlines this time again.
She has ruled the red carpet with poise and given us serious fashion goals!
Let’s take a sneak peek here:
Summer Look in Maxi Dress:
Ash kick started the day wearing a Manish Malhotra creation. The sky blue maxi dress embellished with multi-colored beads and sequins gave her the perfect summer ready look.
Minimal jewelry, pink lips and side parted hair with soft curls – She played the perfect fashion game.
Butterfly-inspired Michael Cinco Dress:
It was her first red carpet look and she made a grand entry wearing this spectacular Michael Cinco designer piece. It is a pure hand crafted dress with 10ft long train. The dress was embroidered in Swarovski crystals and French paillettes.
The Boss Lady:
She is the most beautiful woman of the world; she is the true brain. After such stunning red carpet look, she spotted wearing an all-black Giorgio Armani pant suit with Racine Carree heels. Formal hairdo with red lips complimented her classy look effortlessly.
The Photo Shoot Session:
The Bollywood diva picked up a Manish Malhotra creation for the photo shoot. It was a full sleeve white shirt with high-waisted black skirt and there was a floral patterned, heavily sequined, orange jacket over her shoulders. She was looking drop-dead gorgeous with middle parted loose hair and red lips.
The Ethereal Look:
It was the final day of red carpet and Ash has left no stone unturned to flaunt her awe-inspiring look. She floated the red carpet wearing a custom – made off-shoulder mint gown by Rami Kadi Couture. She teamed it with metallic manicured nails, metallic eye-makeup and pink lips. Jewelries by Boucheron have complemented her look so well. Did you see her hairstyle for that day?
It was showing her avant grade fashion taste! The asymmetrical top bun with gel straight hair extensions made the shutterbugs speechless. She has played the game well on red carpet with slick and modern feminine vibes.
This could be a million bucks click where we can witness the eternal and unconditional love!
This year again she ruled the red carpet with these awe-inspiring looks. She is an inspiration for the Bollywood divas & she knows how to play the fashion A – game well.
Wedding and after wedding humdrums make every couple feel tired and extremely exhausted. Thanks to a few cultures and systems that people are allowed to enjoy holidays and privacy in the name of the honeymoon.
The honeymoon is a period post-wedding which every bride waits for. Keep your mind on track and this is all about her freedom of choosing various types of clothes and designer kurtis and tops and bold dresses that otherwise she would feel awkward other than honeymoon period.
Are you the bride? If yes, you have to be very particular when you are making a list. Here are the top 5 major dress goals for your honeymoon trip which will never fail you in any case.
Opt for cool and sassy dungaree outfit which comprises denim attachable skirt or shorts or pants with suspenders and a top. You can choose quirky coloured tops for girls which will look bright when worn with dungaree.
Make sure the dungaree is loose than your regular size to make you feel utter comfortable throughout the run. You are not there to sit and for just leisure but to explore your new honeymoon destination and thus you ought to pick a comfortable size and favourite colour.
It is not always necessary to wear western dresses and should avoid Indian ethnic wears completely.
This time break those stereotypes and opt for designer kurtis and wear it like a dress. You can also layer it with a denim jacket to play with your swag or finish off the plain kurti look with brogue shoes.
Avoid embracing too much of jewellery because it will shatter the beauty of the dress. You can try nude or blushed makeup this time.
Printed Shirt Dress
This is more about freedom and enjoying every moment of life. Opt for autumn pattern printed shirt dress and wear it with printed shoes or oxfords. These simplistic dresses will never make you feel burdened with so many pieces to layer.
You can finish off this look with simple tassel earrings and platform heels. If you have selected a mountainous region for your honeymoon, go for flat oxford shoes to hold the panache.
Boho Style Top
Opt for stylish Boho style tops for girls and safely slip it inside the upper case of the travel bag.
Most of the times during their honeymoon period, couples book beaches or mountainous regions to get some fresh air and romantic breeze. This type of natural charisma welcomes boho wears and will look superb when you wear them with palazzos, straight or regular pants. Wear them with tribal jewellery and maintain the lightweight look throughout the duration.
Culottes Are The Cutest
Yes, they are the cutest fashion creature living till date. You can wear these cuties with pretty tops or short designer kurtis and strut the high and low roads like a boss. As they are not straight and look more like a cropped palazzo, culottes can be adorned with high wedges, platform heels and light jewellery look.
I am a daughter, a wife, and a Mother. For me, life is a drama and we are playing different characters here. Life has taught me so many things. I become more serious about life, mature and responsible.
I am a single daughter and I have good bonding with my parents. Still, we spend quality time altogether. I have inherited all good morals, principles of life from my mother. I am lucky that I have such wonderful, supportive parents. Especially my mother is one of my best friends. We share all secrets still and I love gossiping with her.
As a daughter, I want to give her all the comfort and happiness. I don’t show off much but I have a bucket full of love, care and respect for you Love You ‘Maa’
24th Sept 2014 – the most important day of my life. God gave me the best precious gift of my life – My son. The day is the celebration of my motherhood too. In last 4 years, life has changed a lot. Now I can understand why my mum is so much caring about me! Why does she love me unconditionally! Now I can feel the same feeling about Mickey (my son). My son is my world and I can do anything for him.
I am working so my mother takes the full care of him and we three have a very good bonding. We love each other unconditionally.
Basically, I am a selfie freak person and I take selfies every day But some selfies are special because of these two persons. Most of the time Mickey asks me to take a selfie and I love to capture the happy moments that help me to forget all the negative things of life. A Selfie that makes me smile, a Selfie that brings happiness, a Selfie to feel the love and smell the emotions.
My Million Dollar Selfie it is..
The picture quality is not good but this one is close to my heart. It portrays the love that we have for each other.
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There was a time when I did hell lot of experiments on my skin. I know it sounds weird But I tried different brands, different products on my skin and result was skin damage, unwanted breakouts and all.
My late realization is I have to be very selective and my skin really dislikes experiments
I am not a makeup person so I use daily Lotus Safe Sun and for occasions I prefer BB creams.
I have a special love for face masks and I have tried different type of face masks on my skin.
Today I am going to share the best 6 affordable face masks of India for healthy and bright skin.
Khadi Anti Acne Face Mask:
Khadi Anti Acne Face Mask
This mask is good for acne prone skin. It has natural ingredients like neem, basil, mint. It is a powdery mask. You can make the paste by using plain water or rose water. Apply the mask on your face and neck area, keep it for 10 mints and wash your face then. This mask makes the skin fresh and hydrated.
Price: 50 gm costs 113 INR
Being a lazy person I prefer to use ready to apply masks.
Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub:
Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub
This product works so well on my skin. It really removes tan if you use at least thrice in a week. Basically it is a face scrub but I personally love to use it as a face mask.
After applying on face keep it for 5 mints then gently massage clockwise and anticlockwise for 2 minutes and wash it off with tap water. You can feel the difference. It removes dead cells; unclog the pores and brightening the face. If you want you can use it as a scrub because it has the exfoliators that work really good on oily skin.
Price: 75 gm costs 149 INR
Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask:
Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask
I am so much impressed by this brand. This organic face mask contains Neem, Tea Tree & Basil. These ingredients will make your skin hydrated and bright. It has a healing effect; once you apply on face you can feel that cooling sensation. It has smooth texture and I use it at least one in a week.
Price: 100 gm costs 400 INR
Mamaearth C3 Face Mask:
Mamaearth C3 Face Mask
This is a wonder product for me. It has amazing ingredients like charcoal, coffee and clay. A toxin free face mask to reduce pigmentation. Charcoal works well on acne prone skin. This mask exfoliates and lightens dark spots and rejuvenates the skin also.
Price: 100ml costs 599 INR
VLCC Clear Tan Fruit Face Pack:
VLCC Clear Tan Fruit Face Pack
This face mask from VLCC you should try once. It has cucumber extracts that refresh your skin and remove than as well. This mask will give you an instant glow. They have mentioned that the face mask is good for all skin types but I will suggest using it once in a week if you have acne prone skin.
I have acne prone skin so I always try to use organic face masks. This face pack has sandalwood, turmeric and saffron. These natural ingredients are good for dull skin. It lightens the dark spots and brings the natural glow on your face.
Price: 100gm costs 400 INR
The above 6 face masks are my recent favorites. After office, I just wash my face and apply one mask daily. It doesn’t take much time and makes your skin hydrated too.
It can be a simple office day or an extravagant wedding party, one thing that we all ladies never forget to keep with us, is our HANDBAG!!
Whatever we wear, wherever we go, a handbag is the must-have accessory always. Like all women, I also have a special love for handbags.
Sometimes, we wear designer outfit but a wrong selection of accessories can do a mess with your look. I believe, shoes and handbags are the most imperative accessories you need to take care of always.
Today, I am going to share my fashion insights about handbags!
For The Bridesmaid:
I believe a perfect wedding needs perfect bridesmaids. Wear something traditional like saree, suits or lehenga. If you love jewelry then go for heavy makeup with golden ornaments. Otherwise, a small bindi, side-parted loose hair & blocked heel – you are all set to give us the major bridesmaid GOAL!
What if you have a birthday invitation on weekdays? It’s your best friend’s birthday so you can’t say NO right? Comb your hair, dab a bright shade on your lip, wear a jhumka and enhance the look with an embroidered dupatta. A pair of ballerina and trending fashion handbags to get the final touch!
When You Are The BRIDE:
Wedding needs lots of planning; starting from the venue, foods, invitation cards and most importantly the wedding outfit all should be perfect. As a bride to be, you have to take care of everything. It’s your special day so no compromise with the quality. A designer lehenga, kundan jewelry, beaded clutch and a trendy heel – be my kinda bride!
Like me, if you also have special love for handbags then select it wisely. Online wedding stores are quite good so you can buy clutch online too.
For The Fashion-Freaks:
If you follow the recent trend, then Spring/Summer is all about myriad shapes and sizes. Printed clutch, top-handle bag, designer sling or vibrant tote – the must-haves to pamper your handbag love
Bolly Love Continues:
The Bollywood divas also spotted with imported handbags. It can be a simple ‘Airport Look’ or a glamorous ‘Red Carpet Event’, starting from Deepika to Aishwariya all we can see with exclusive designer bags. There are plenty of websites/ Insta Shop where you get such replica handbags at an affordable price!!
Recently, I was watching the ‘What’s Inside My Bag’ series by Celebrities…
I am working and I travel 3 hrs daily on public transport, let’s check out what’s inside my bag too:
What is your favorite handbag? Which brand do you prefer? Can you think a day without your handbag?
Share with me in the comment box below. I am excited to know your thoughts about the recent handbag trends!
Wedding is a turning point in a girl’s life. A transition from a woman to a bride!
It’s as exciting as the first fluttering thoughts you get as and when you steal glances of your fiancée.
Let’s unveil the veil of what goes on the mind of a bride and how she dreams of her makeover…
Uncovering the Veil
Her wedding is indeed a showstopper moment!
A transparent embroidered veil (net duppatta) is adorned over her head, so that she can steal few romantic glances of her fiancée.
Moreover, the veil overlooks the straight focus to her eyes during ‘bidaayi’ as the veil shields her tears to be unnoticed.
Her Painted ‘Hands’
Who doesn’t like Henna?
The colour of the ‘Henna’ painted on her soft hands, showcases the colour of her ‘beautiful life’ that she is going to lead hereafter….
Glittering stone studded bangles with pearls adds up to her overall charm besides describing the star moments that she is waiting to achieve with her husband.
But the finger adorns one beautiful solitaire ring which is none other than her would-be whom she wants to ‘grow old with’ by facing the storms with a beautiful smile.
Normally, a bride is never allowed to go out of her home once she is engaged. This may be to keep them away from evil’s eye or to avoid themselves from getting tanned by roaming out in the sun…
But is ‘this’ the real case?
The real reason is, a soon-to-be bride is asked to deck herself up as much as possible and envy her beauty in front of the mirror, because the moment is never going to come-back post her marriage, where mirror is no more her best-friend.
It’s her better-half who would be her reflection from here on and on whose thoughts she’s indeed basking with happiness.
That ‘Re-assuring’ Moment…
Whether it’s a love marriage or arranged marriage – there’s always negation of mind and heart when it comes to ‘tying the knot’.
Is he the right one or let’s take some more time to ‘understand him’ and marry…
Indeed, this is the conversation that goes on a bride’s mind and heart.
Wedding is a celebration of two lives, it is an enduring experience and the wedding memories are priceless for us too.
It is a day of bliss, delight and celebration. The couple enters into the new life so the gala day demands a grand celebration!
If you are planning for a big fat wedding then start planning 6 months prior for the Day. Starting from the decoration to wedding outfit all should be proper and on time.
Today I am going to share a cheat list for the bride to be:
Fix your Budget First: This is the most imp part of every wedding. You need to fix the budget first. Because the entire planning depends on your budget only.
Wedding Outfit: It is going to be the best day of your life, so be the best version of yours. A designer couture or online wedding boutique you have the options always. If you are looking for traditional color then go for red. Nude shades are trending now so you can pick pastel, ivory gold, champagne, baby pink too. Today’s brides love to flaunt lehenga choli but what else do you need if you get a Sabyasachi Saree!! Be the ‘Sabya’s Bride’ is the ultimate dream of all brides to be.
Makeup & Jewelry: Hire a good makeup artist and tell him/her your requirement clearly otherwise it will be a mess. If you are someone who doesn’t like heavy jewelries then go for diamond studded ornaments to look simple and classy otherwise kundan jewelries are the best option I think.
Bridal Mehendi: Mehendi is something every bride love to flaunt! Browse through these 32 best Mehendi design trends to select one for you. Mehendi function is the best time to have fun with the Bridesmaids. Wear something bright but comfortable at the same time, click some good pics, put on the music and rock the dance floor.
Wedding Destination: I know you have a dream for fairy tale wedding right? In India we have some exotic locations to make your wedding a luxurious one. So let’s fly away to the destination.
Wedding Photographers: This is the most important part of the wedding event because photos are going to be the lifetime treasure of yours. So plan for it also. Find wedding photographers online, check their work and pricing, shortlist them and fix an appointment with the selected ones and tell them about your choices. Photos should be clicked based on the couple’s personality. You know your partner well, so google for it and select some pics that you guys can recreate!
Still you have doubts in mind? Go for another option then.
Search for wedding planners; you will get amazing wedding planners online to fulfill all your requirements starting from wedding wear to venues everything can be sorted effortlessly.
For the last 28 days, I am writing about different dance forms. Starting from Indian folk to English country dance, #DanceKaPunchnama is all about dancing irrespective of religion and country.
Today is the last day and my letter for the Day is ‘Z’
Zumba dance is introduced by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s. It is a fitness program and the trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC.
A research shows that approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.
How to perform this dance?
Zumba has a mixing of dance and aerobic movements and it is performed with energetic music always.The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.Anyone from age 0 to 100 can participate in this form of aerobic exercise.
There are no such instruments; Zumba is performed with high energetic music.
The clothes should be cool, comfortable and at the same time stylish also. Some people choose head to toe Zumbawear while others opt for leggings, sweats, tees, and tanks. In Zumba, footwear plays the most important role. In Zumba classes you have jump, hop, twist and slide movements so select the shoe wisely.
Sharing here videos of Zumba Dance:
Zumba Dance Workout for weight loss - YouTube
Zumba Dance Workout For Beginners Step By Step With Music Zumba Dance New - YouTube
Zumba Dance Workout for weight loss - Intermediate Zumba Dance - YouTube
Yakshagana is a traditional dance drama form that contains dance, music, makeup, dialogue and costume. It is popular in different parts of Karnataka. The stories of this dance form are drawn from epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc.
Yakshagana is strongly influenced by the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. Yakshagana was first introduced in Udupi by Madhvacharya’s disciple Naraharitirtha.
How to perform this dance?
A traditional Yakshagana performance begins with the initial beating of drums called ‘Abbara or Peetike’. It may last for an hour and then the actors finally arrive on stage.
The entire performance consists of background music by a group of musicians (Himmela), a dance and a dialog group (Mummela). The Himmela, has their lead singer, known as ‘Bhagavatar’ who directs the production and known as the ‘First Actor’.
Additional members of the Himmela, play the traditional musical instruments such as maddale (hand drum), the pungi (pipe), hermonium (organ) and chande (loud drum).
The music is based on ragas, which are characterized by rhythmic patterns called mattu and tala.
In this dance form, makeup and costume both play the important roles. The Yakshaghana performers have expertise on makeup. The lead performer (Bannada Vesha) spends four to five hours to get into the character.
The performers wear full sleeved upper garments green or red in color and in lower part they wear the dhoti with a typical draping style known as ‘Veeragacche’.
If the character is of ‘Yama’ – the god of death then dancers wear a lion’s head or that of a demon and the girth of the character will be increased three fold with the help of thick sheets of cloth or sarees tied round the body. The color of the garments indicates the character. Like for Demons the costume will be black or dark color and for King, dress color will be reddish brown.
The ornaments used are: bead necklaces and garlands, patti, koralahara, and sage around the neck, Bhujakeerti for the elbow, Tola pavada for the wrist, gold plates for the arms, crown for the head with Karnapatra (wings attached to the crown), Kennappo for the ear, Dagale the flowing piece of embroidered cloth falling in front from the waist, and jingles around the ankles. There are significant head-dresses and crowns with pronounced differences in shape and size.
The most prominent crowns are Battalu Kireeta with a great halo, worn by royal characters like Dasaratha and Dharmaraja, Pombe Kireeta worn by characters like Lord Rama and Arjuna, Rakkasi Kireeta with peacock feathers worn by demons like Shurpanakhi and Hanumanthana Kireeta for Hanuman. A circular halo of the headdress made of white and black cloth decorated with silver lace tape and peacock feathers is called Sirimudi and is worn by characters like Lord Krishna and Abhimanyu. Sirimudi is in the shape of the human heart and is made in varying sizes and colours specifically for different characters. The size of the Sirimudi is symbolic of the stature of the character which wears it.
After makeup and costume, the characters complete the look by holding the relevant weapon – the mace, sword or the bow and arrow.
Sharing here videos of Yakshagana:
Yakshagana Dance by Chittani...Ootadali Nipuna Neenu - YouTube
Yakshagana Dance - Ninnaya Balu Helu by Chittani in Gada... - YouTube
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