Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Links à la Mode Feature

I am so excited and ecstatic to be featured on Links A La Mode by Independent Fashion Bloggers' Ifb weekly round up! 

See, Fashionably Yours:Bag It with Pragya Gupta


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The Circus of Fashion Goes On…

Edited By Taylor Davies A lot has been made of Suzy Menkes’ “Circus of Fashion” article, published recently in T magazine. We responded to it here on IFB, as did The Man Repeller and as you’ll see below – members of our community. To round out this week’s selection, a carnival of content if you will, from NYFW to uber-trendy shoes. Enjoy!
LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 21ST
  SPONSOR: Shopbop New: LA’t, Ace&Jig, Rue du Mail, Charles Phillip, Cleobella, Chrissie Morris, Minkoff Satchels, Alexander Wang Bags, La Vie Bobo, Ferragamo Flats, Jason Wu If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE where you see “Links a la mode next week’s date (official)”. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode widget on the right side of the blog, and will be published later today. ~ Jennine

Saturday, February 16, 2013

BAG IT! with Pragya Gupta

For Patola at Lakme Fashion Week
Pragya's creation for Patola at Lakme Fashion Week
Young, vibrant, quirky, these are few of the adjectives that came in my mind when I saw the collection of BAGS designed by PRAGYA GUPTA.

  
After working as a senior Product Designer at Hidesign and developing a range of handbags for the designer brand Patola for the Lakme Fashion Week, this Graduate in Leather Design from NIFT, Kolkata is all set to start her own label in Lucknow. 

Here are the excerpt, of the Q & A session I had with her:

1. What does a BAG means to you? 
A bag, to me, is more than just an accessory. It says so much about a woman's personality...her priorities, her taste & her quirks! It is like a little part of her home or work that she carries with herself when she is out.


2. What are the things one should keep in mind buying a leather bag? 
Besides the aesthetic value of the bag, one must define the purpose a bag would solve- where and when can you carry it, how much can you carry in it & how comfortably you can carry it. Price is always a consideration when one is buying a leather bag, but one must remember that this one higher priced leather bag is likely to outlast two or more of the less expensive options. It is a sort of an investment.
 

3. Who is your favourite designer?  
I absolutely love the quirkiness and experimental style of Moschino-Cheap & Chic and Marc Jacobs. I also love Hidesign for its timeless elegant styling.
 

4. 5 things you always carry in your bag/purse.  
A diary, a stationery pouch, a pack of tissues, lip balm and my wallet are just few of the things that I never leave without in my bag.
 

5. 10 years down the lane where do you see yourself. 
I see myself as a happy person with a great career & of course a beautiful family. The brand I am working on with my Uncle, Ajit Gupta, would be well settled and one of the biggest names in the Indian accessory segment. :) 

 
Birdemaid's Gifts
convertible shoulder-backpack
Convertible shoulder-backpack

grab golden side
Grab golden side

spongebob bag
Spongebob bag

turq clutch
Clutch

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Varnmala
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Pragya Gupta
 My personal favorite is 'VARNMALA' which one is yours?
  
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mr. India United Nations 2012


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PRESS RELEASE
 The first edition of it as organized last year when we got the franchise of MR UNITED NATIONS WORLD 2012. We got this franchise in the month of March last year and the finals were suppose to held in May. With whatever little time and resources we had we were able to pull it off with great aplomb. We opened up the entries through the powerful medium of internet and it was heart warming to receive more that 800 entries from all over India in the first year. Then came Scorpio Club as the partner with us. Rahul Vyas of Pune was the winner of MR INDIA UNITED NATIONS INDIA 2012. Now we are all geared up for the second edition i.e, MR INDIA UNITED NATIONS 2013.

Here are the glimpses of the MR. INDIA UNITED NATIONS 2012.

VIDEO of the Press Conference 


PHOTOGRAPHS of the Contest



PRESS RELEASES






 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PRABAL GURUNG Fall 2013 Ready -to-wear

Designer PRABAL GURUNG's Regiment was on the move at New York Fashion Week, where he showcased his Fall 2013, ready -to -wear collection.

Here are the Pix of the show.
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Audience at Prabal Gurung show

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Audience at Prabal Gurung show
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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear
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Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Ready to wear
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Prabal Gurung Regiment on the move

Prabal Gurung Regiment at New York Fashion Week
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The designer: Prabal Gurung
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

SONAM KAPOOR looks hot in Elie Saab





SONAM KAPOOR looks smashing hot in this Red and  hot pink ELIE SAAB number and LULU GUINNES clutch for the Bombay Times shoot today.
Photo by rheakapoor

I think Elie Saab always makes her look ultra glam and sexy.

Here are some of the pix of Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab.
Sonam Kapoor wearing Elie Saab at HT Most Stylish Awards 2013
Sonam Kapoor wearing Elie Saab at HT Most Stylish Awards 2013

Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab at the premeir of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab at the premeir of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Of the three, which one you like the best? Comment....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kareena Kapoor launched her Style Guide

Kareena Kapoor launched her style guide 'The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva', which she co-wrote with fashion journalist Rochelle Pinto.
She looked ultra glam in Tom Ford dress. I personally loved the Bold Orange lips and the sleek hairstyle.
 The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva
The book: The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva

Kareena Kapoor in Tom Ford
Kareena Kapoor in Tom Ford

Chiki Sarkar, Shobha De, Kareena and Rochelle Pinto
Chiki Sarkar, Shobha De, Kareena and Rochelle Pinto

From Bebo to baigum to Book!!!!!!!



What do you have to say about Kareena's Look. Comment..
 

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Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 13

GEN NEXT DESIGNER - Debashri Samanta


LFW GEN NEXT DESIGNER - Debashri Samanta
Debashri Samanta


Debashri Samanta, believes in merging modern silhouettes with a hint of earthy sensibility. This Gen Next designer draws inspiration and engages with weavers around West Bengal to create the balance between down-to-earth sensibility and high-fashion boldness – giving a couture feel to her designs.

A graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, 2007 batch, Samanta uses innovative fabrics for designing modern silhouettes. She experiments with unusual textures, varied constructions and abstractions that blend to create the feel of modern-rustic. Targeted at the new-age woman who enjoys both exclusivity and her roadside chai, this eponymous label, Debashri Samanta was launched in 2011. It emphasizes unique handloom weaves with a touch of statement drapes that meld into comfortable and ready-to-wear clothes. 


Samanta’s LFW SR 2013 collection draws its inspiration from ‘yarns.’ She shares “The charm of my collection lies in its interesting use of yarn which celebrates its essence, despite being a fundamental material in the construction of fashion garments.This collection is rich in the workmanship of our weavers and tailors. Surprising to most, the entire collection has been created from handloom cottons!” 
Debashri's Creation



Her collection will include gorgeous art-like textures that have been used to form constructed couture jackets, tops, bottoms etc., along with hand-woven fabrics like Kantha to create inspired billowy bottoms and dresses. 

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Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 13

 GEN NEXT DESIGNER - Karishma Jamwal
Karishma Jamwal LFWSR13 Gen Next Designer
Karishma Jamwal

 Karishma Jamwal, 34 years old Mumbai based Gen Next designer is an SNDT Polytechnic fashion designing diploma holder. She will show her collection, inspired by the raw and unfinished nature of an artist’s paintings, at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013.  

“The complexity of an artist’s mind is how my look is defined. The incompleteness in the garments and prints combined by kitsch silhouettes is what completes the look and feel of my collection” says Karishma of her work. The prints in her collection are in unfinished form of fine arts inspired from paintings and have been treated with a combination of techniques ranging from digital to block printing. The colour palette of her collection consists of earthy tones of soil infused with bright, vibrant shades and water-like flowing drapes.  

Jamwal has worked with leading designers like Aki Narula, Manish Malhotra and HemantTrivedi before starting her own brand - Lotus Sutrinin 2010.  Speaking about her brand, she shares, “Lotus Sutrin-the highest form of teaching by the Buddha is where my brand name originates.It gives me immense satisfaction to express my myriad thought and expressions through my work.”
 
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 13



GEN NEXT DESIGNER - Shubham Kumar 

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SHUBHAM KUMAR

Shubham Kumar conjures-up visions reminiscence of the toil of an Indian villager. Using earthy tones like grey, browns, beige and a contrast of black and white he aims to portray the life story of hardworking Indians who fetch a living to the whole nation by working on agricultural and handloom sectors.



‘A final year fashion design student who has always dreamt of making it big in the design world’ is how this 21 years old Chandigarh based freelance designer describes himself. He is also the youngest participant in the Gen Next category at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013. In the past, he has displayed garments at the INIFD stall LFW 2011.

Talking about his collection, Kumar says, “My collection is based on a theme called ‘India Lives Here’ which reflects indo-western outlook with a soft traditional touch. I have designed, created the base fabric and stitched the entire collection all by myself.” 



Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Kumar aims to promote the use of Khadi and cotton through his collection. His label ‘Shubh’, too, does exactly the same and successfully stands out from the crowd. Shubh reflects the Indian traditions in an extremely unique way. “I would like to urge all designers to promote the use of Indian fabrics in their collections,” says  Shubham. 

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