Think embellishments are meant for your outfits alone? Maybe, not. From Bollywood divas to fashionistas, everyone is flaunting their hair accessories this season. Headbands and hairclips now come adorned with faux pearls, crystals, rhinestones, silver beads, sequins and what not. These can not only up your style game, but lift your mood as well. “Headbands that are broader around the crown or those that come with a pearl-embellished bow are in trend now. These can go very well with your Western outfits,” says celebrity designer and stylist Laxmi Krishna. Celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Lilly Singh are sporting this look, while it’s becoming a fashion runway favourite. Have you got your ‘hair candy’ yet? “Embellished headbands or hairclips are like hair candies that can lend a fun factor to your personality. The biggest plus point about hair accessories is that these can complement any hairdo or apparel. Headbands and hairclips are also a great … [Read more...] about Bejewelled hair accessories are in trend this season
Fashion and trends
What is Poila Boishakh fashion without the quintessential sari? You may have been sporting western wear all through the year but as the Bengali calendar flips a page and steps into 1426, it’s time to pull out the traditional staple — the sari and the blouse combo. But getting the right blouse — the stylish sidekick of the nine yards — is one of the toughest challenges that today’s women face. Back in the day, the styles were few, colours and prints were limited and it was paired with saris only. But things changed with time. The urge to break the monotony grew stronger and that in turn, paved way for more styles that were anything but boring. Smarter necklines, sexy backs, chicer sleeves — the blouse has emerged as a fashion statement in its own right. Sometimes, it is even more expensive than the sari! While Bengal’s love affair with puff sleeves (ghoti hata) and the 3/4 bell sleeve blouses continues, there’s more in store. From cage … [Read more...] about Are you keeping up with the latest blouse trends this Poila Boishakh?
A new collection from fashion giant H&M has unleashed protests from women’s rights campaigners because it includes the slogan “I love GBV”, the initials of the designer but also a widely used acronym for gender-based violence.H&M said the slogan, emblazoned on hats, a necklace and boxer shorts with a red heart symbolising the word “love”, was an abbreviation of Italian designer Giambattista Valli and any other associations were unintentional.But women’s rights activists demanded the products be withdrawn saying it was “crazy” to continue selling them.“This is not an obscure term. It’s very commonly used as a short hand for gender-based violence,” said Heather Barr, the women’s rights division co-director at global advocacy group Human Rights Watch.The Swedish retailer launched the clothing line on Nov. 7 in its first collaboration with Rome-born Valli, known in the fashion … [Read more...] about I love GBV: New H&M tagline sparks outcry over gender violence association
'Today, where are singers like Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu and Abhijit Bhattacharya? They didn’t sing anything apart from Bollywood.' 'When there is a change in trend, you are gone. But I will remain for another 50 years. I will sing for films and do other stuff too.' The Rathods discuss their music. Ghazal singer Roop Kumar Rathod and his wife Sunali completed 25 years together in music and recently released an album titled Zikr Tera, a tribute to the late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. Roop Kumar’s last Hindi songs were Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hain (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 2008),O Saiyyan (Agneepath, 2012) and Kahe Sataye (Rang Rasiya, 2014). The Rathods discuss their music with Rediif.com contributor Rajul Hegde. They also sing exclusively for us in the videos. Why did you take five years to come back with a ghazal album? Roop Kumar: We didn’t want to come out with an album until we were satisfied with the product. As it … [Read more...] about ‘Ghazals are the biggest hero; you don’t need Shah Rukh or Salman to promote it’
Pop singer Selena Gomez recently opened up about how she got through some of the hardest times in her life.The singer, who faced many health issues, both physical and mental, explained in a new interview with ‘Giving Back Generation’ that how suffering from Lupus has affected her body weight.She also spoke about the difficulties she faced because of the increased weight.“It depends on even the month, to be honest, so for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that,” she explained. “That got to me big time. That really messed me up for a bit.”The attacks made her abandon social media platforms. Even after returning to the app she doesn’t look at her timeline.“I’m very happy with living my life and being present. Because that’s it. Similar to me posting a photo and walking away; for me that’s it. I will do a red carpet, I will do whatever; I don’t need to see it; I … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez talks about surviving Lupus, people’s attack on her weight gain