Kriti Sanon goes boho-chic and quirky with her style statement for Bareilly Ki Barfi promotions

Last seen in Raabta, Kriti Sanon is now gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Bareilly Ki Barfi. While she is on a promotional spree along with co-stars Aayushmann Khurrana and Rajkumar Rao, she has also managed to serve us up some fashion inspiration on the side. Going by her recent appearances, the 27-year-old actress seems to have opted to go quirky and boho-chic and, boy, are we impressed! From gypsy princess to nature warrior, Sanon is embracing unconventional prints and how!

The actor looked absolutely beautiful in a printed crop top with cut bell-sleeves and a pair of navy blue palazzo pants from the house of Pallavi Jaipur. Styled by Sukriti Grover, Sanon kept her hair mid-parted and poker straight and completed her look with minimal accessories and strappy flats. Did she give off a gypsy princess vibe? Yes, she did.

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Kangana is very experimental: Neeta Lulla

Ace fashion designer Neeta Lulla says Kangana Ranaut enjoys experimenting with her roles as well as her fashion choices. Neeta is currently working with Kangana on her upcoming film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”. The movie is being directed by Krish.

In an interview with PTI, Neeta says, “It is lovely working with her. She is someone who gets in the character. She is always trying out different things (referring to her films and roles). She is in that sense very experimental… In terms of fashion, she has a style statement of her own as whatever she wears she carries it off well. It is an absolute pleasure to be working with her.”

kangana ranaut, lagdi hai thaai, simran song, kangana ranaut lagdi hai thaaiThe film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai, the warrior queen of Jhansi, whom Neeta admires a lot. “She (Rani Laxmibai) was a woman of substance. There are lot of women today who do multi-tasking, they are house wives who do something that makes a difference, they protect their surroundings in whichever way they can.  “There are many Manikarnika in today’s time. For a film to come up (on such a woman) is a beautiful thing,” she says.

After having worked on period dramas like “Devdas”, “Jodha Akbar”, “Khelenge Hum Jee Jaan Se”, “Mohenjo Daro”, Neeta is now excited about “Manikarnika…”. She says as a team they have to be really cautious as the movie deals with a real life character. “There is an extensive research that goes in for a film like this as there is a sensibility attached to it. You have to do your best,” she adds.

The film also stars Ankita Lokhande and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal roles and is slated to release in April next year. Meanwhile, Neeta is also busy styling for three television shows – “Ishqbaaz”, “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” and “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon”.

Deepika Padukone’s colour blocking game at her Oppo F3 limited edition launch fails to impress us

We have never really liked the red and pink combination and in all fairness we think it’s the most difficult one to pull off. So, when Deepika Padukone stepped out in the same hues, we weren’t a big fan of her outfit either. Keeping aside our preference, we think her separates were a mismatch. The red velvet oriental print dress with an asymmetrical hemline and an interesting knot detail paired with the customised hot pink wide-legged pants from Zara are gorgeous pieces on their own but put together, they failed to create magic.

Deepika PadukoneWe also like her purple pointed-toe heels from Christian Louboutin but we have to say this that celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani’s attempt at colour blocking failed this time. However, we can’t find faults with her choice of accessories, make-up and hair.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan steals a million hearts in this white Manish Malhotra suit at IFFM

After kicking up a storm at Cannes with her dreamy princess-y looks, Aishwarya RaiBachchan is making headlines once again. The first woman to hoist the Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), she made hearts skip a beat as she arrived with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. The 43-year-old former Miss World picked up a white and light blue embroidered suit, custom-made by fashion designer aishwarya rai bachchan, aishwarya rai iifm, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, iifm 2017, aishwarya flag hoisting, aishwarya hoists flag, aishwarya melbourne, aishwarya manish malhotra, indian express, indian express newsManish Malhotra, for the occasion. Styled by Aastha Sharma, the actor complimented her look with a messy bun and added oomph to it with pearl necklace, matching danglers and a ring. If only her make-up was slightly toned down, she would have nailed the look. However, it’s her daughter’s look that we like more. She looked like an angel in a matching white Indian lehenga, and accessorised it with bangles.

A soon as their pictures started doing the rounds on social media, Bachchan’s fans couldn’t stop showering her with compliments. Steal a glance at a few pictures from Melbourne here.

Guide to pairing loafers with different outfits

Loafers can complement any attire ranging from traditional, formal to casual outfits and considered to be one of the most stylish footwear styles. From tassel loafers in suede leather to loafers crafted in velvet with quirky motifs, there are a lot of options to pick from in the market, suggest experts.

Ishaan Sachdeva, Director at Alberto Torresi and Tabby Bhatia, Director at, have suggested few styles:

* Available in varied styles, the most traditional being the penny loafers have witnessed profound popularity among youngsters. Apron toe penny loafers and wingtip medallion toe loafers crafted in premium leather in rich tones of tans, blacks and dark browns can brilliantly fit well with formal attires.

* Another emerging shoe style is tassel loafers in suede leather which are incredibly stylish and give more of a semi-formal look.

loafers, loafers styles, loafer variety, loafers colours, indian express, fashion news* A classic black loafer with side braiding can definitely get you noticed when teamed up with t-shirt, chinos and a blazer and can be a part of Friday dressing at your workplace.

* Loafers crafted in genuine leather with interesting croco print detailing or in fringes with wingtip medallion toe give a formal touch to one’s appearance.

* On the other hand tassel loafers in suede or loafers crafted in velvet with quirky motifs embellishments in bright tones of navies, red or green goes well with informal attires.

* For formal styling one can go for patent leather loafers with preppy blazer or tuxedos while for a semi-formal look, one can opt for classic solid colors that can complement staple trousers and crisp shirts.

* During autumn-winter, a pair of loafers in shades of blue, red and olive green can be teamed with knitted sweater or zippers to give a classic casual styling essence.

Tips for makeup-loving contact lens wearers

Have you been recently detected with a vision prescription and are now worried about applying make-up? Or are you someone who is been a long time contact lens wearer, but worry about ruining your makeup, and even your eyes? Lets bring an end to your agony.

Eye redness, itching and watering are some of the problems that contact lens wearers are quite familiar with and hence experts like Bausch & Lomb India’s key opinion leader Proffesor Monica Chaudhry and Premvardhan, Regional medical director, Eye-Q super specialty eye hospitals suggest tips that comes in handy the next time you want to apply makeup while wearing your contact lenses.

* Maintain proper hygiene: Considering you touch a thousand things during the day and may even miss out on washing your hands, you definitely would not like millions of bacteria to enter your eyes through your fingertips. Hence, always ensure washing your hands thoroughly before wearing lenses.

* Always put you lenses in first: As a thumb rule, it is advised to always wear your contact lenses before you begin with your make-up ritual. This minimizes the chances of makeup getting on the contact lens and also reduces the probability of your eyes catching any infection.

* Clean make-up tools: It is advised to clean the make-up tools before applying makeup considering dust and dirt tends to clog the makeup brushes when used continuously. This step is especially vital when you are wearing contact lenses. You can immerse the makeup tools in hot water mixed with some gentle baby shampoo.

* Clean your lenses too: If you are not using a Daily disposable Contact lens which are made to be use and throw, you require cleaning your lenses after each use with approved contact lens care solution. You should follow your eye care practitioner’s recommendation for the choice of solution. Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue Solution is effective for all types of Soft contact lenses.

* Use oil-free and waterproof mascara: Opting for waterproof and oil-free mascara while wearing contact lenses is a better option, since using mascaras with strong oil-based substances can cause it to flake, and enter the eyes or bind with the contact lens thus causing irritation and watering eyes and ultimately ruining your make-up.

* Use cream-based eye shadows: Instead of going for powder or glitter eyes shadows which may allow excess powder inside eyes, opt for cream-based eye shadows that won’t smudge around your eyes.

contact lens wearers, tips for contact lens wearers, contact lens, lifestyle news, latest lifestyle news, indian express, indian express news* Be careful with your waterline: It is usually advised to refrain from applying kajal or liner on your waterline, if you wear contact lenses. However if you must, then invest in a kajal pencil that is most importantly smudge-proof and sharpened, in order to avoid getting any of it on your lenses.

* Always keep a check on the expiry of your products: Like everything else, makeup products too have an expiry date. Hence, avoid using old products as the ingredients become toxic and can harm your eyes. Also, avoid sharing eye makeup with others, as this increases the chances of contacting an infection.

* Replace contact lenses regularly: However careful one may be, dirt particles get transferred on to the lens which may eventually cause irritability or infection. Hence, in order to maintain a healthy regime, it is advised for contact lens wearers to switch from yearly contact lens to shorter replacement modality like monthly/daily disposable options.

Get that perfect tri-coloured make-up look for Independence Day

Match your eye-makeup with the mood of your social program on or around Independence Day on August 15. Use the tri-colour of the national flag to add drama to your look. Experts have suggest different looks:

Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up expert at Oriflame India and Bharti Taneja, beauty expert and Director at Alps Beauty Clinic, have shared inputs:

* Take a rich green coloured eye pencil and apply it generously on the waterline so that you have enough for smudging it outside your eyes as well. Use a pencil brush to smudge the green eyeliner on the lower rim to create a smokey effect.

Settle it with a matte dark green eyeshadow. This will give a more smokey effect to the smudging.

Apply an orange eyeshadow on the eyelid along the socket of your eyes, use a fluffy brush to make it softly blended. In the end use a bright white or pearl eyeshadow in frosty finish and apply in on the inner corner of the eyes.

This will brighten up the eyes. Outline your eyes with a thin eyeliner and curl your lashes to mascara it well to open up the eyes further more. Always fill in the brows for a finished look.

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Pick them in shades of orange, white, green and blue to start sketching interesting blend around the eyes. Start with orange eyeliner on the inner half of the top eyelid and use dark green to extend the same eyeliner in continuation and flick it out.

Fill in the waterline with white eyeliner to brighten the eyes and use your blue eyeliner right outside the white eyeliner on the lower rim of the eyes.

Curl your lashes and mascara well to open up the eyes for a bigger effect.

* Try a colourful mascara as it will not only give you the desired look but also add a dose of drama.

* To try something extremely different from the crowd, let your eyes speak with painting. There are number of beauty clinics where you can visit to decorate your eyes with beautiful paintings like of a freedom fighters, politicians, flags and chakras.

Hip-hop artists and their obsession with luxury fashion brands

The history of hip-hop music can be traced back to a post-industrial South Bronx in New York City where DJ Kool Herc kick-started the movement at his Back to School party in the 70s. Ever since its introduction, the evolution of hip-hop has been remarkable with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and the others using it as a tool to express their opinions against the injustice in the society. But it’s not the only thing they have been associated with. These artists have also laid the groundwork for what today is called fetishisation of branded fashion and their engagement with big fashion brands has been well documented with their high-powered appearances at major fashion week events.

Also, the repeated brand name-dropping in their music videos is proof that most of them are obsessed with being a fashion symbol. While Gucci tops the list, followed closely by Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton, luxury brands like Alexander McQueen and Isabel Marant are the latest ones to join them. To use rap culture fashion as an example, 2012 was the year of Givenchy and even today rappers like Kanye West, P Diddy and Swizz Beats flock to Paris to preview the new collections. Then there’s the French fashion house Balmain who has been killing it for years and Balenciaga holding their attention with their ever-popular Arena sneakers and futuristic designs. From what we have seen, most artists’ these days gravitate towards edgy designs but things were not always the same.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian.In the 80s and 90s, rappers were seen wearing flannel shirts, baggy jeans, sweatpants and bubble jackets and brands like Fubu, Cross Colours, and Sean John were favoured by leading artists like Notorious B.I.G., Dr Dre and Tupac Shakur. Sportswear brands like Adidas and its subsidary Reebok, Nike, Puma and FILA also had their moments. For most of these brands, forming relationships with rappers was all about exploiting their commercial potential. It was somewhat easy for them as most rappers belonged to the marginalised class and the taste of luxury was enticing. Hip-hop fashion is still a medley of influences but things today have taken a 180 degree turn.

Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon, Neha Dhupia show us different ways to wear white

White signifies elegance and for most people, it is the go-to colour to beat the heat. So why should it be any different for our Bollywood celebs? This season, we saw a couple of interesting celeb-inspired looks which gave us fashion goals and at the moment Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon and Neha Dhupia are doing the same for us – three very different looks which are really inspiring and something you shouldn’t miss.

Let’s start with Pannu as hers is the most dramatic. At a launch event for a mobile brand in Delhi, the Judwaa 2 actor was seen in a refreshing one-shoulder ruffle detail top from Avaro Figlio and an edgy pair of ruffled hemline pants from Olbees.

Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon, Neha DhupiaWe love how celebrity stylist Devki B put these two separates together, it instantly upped her fashion game. The decision to go with an updo was a good move by celebrity hairstylist Kanta Motwani and the dewy sheen and kohled eye make-up done by celebrity make-up artist Nicky Jaan added a nice touch to her look. This outfit is pure elegance and would have looked good with a dark lip shade as well.

Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon was seen promoting her upcoming film Bareilly Ki Barfi in an angarkha style kurta with flutter sleeves and block print palazzo. The mulmul set she picked up from NEH just gives out a nice, breezy vibe in this heat.

Bipasha Basu’s Sabyasachi sari is incredibly gorgeous but the velvet blouse is a dampener

Bipasha Basu is a fashion chameleon, sometimes taking things just a tad bit too far, but the one thing that this Bengali beauty does well is dress up in Indian wear. There has been numerous occasions in the past when she has made jaws drop while channelising major Indian vibes in the six-yards-wonder. Take the example of the one where she was seen earlier in May, in a beautiful floral creation from Sabyasachi from his Udaipur collection. Equally enticing was her make-up and hair.

Bipasha Basu, Sabyasachi But nothing is permanent and looks like her good spell with saris is over with her appearance at the launch of the The Great Indian Wedding Book in Mumbai. The onion-pink Sabyasachi sheer sari with heavy embroidery all over it is indeed beautiful but her choice of blouse is a complete let down.