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Flowery season- Latest Fashion trends 2011-retro rules

As we know this summer is all about vibrant colours and bold prints. Purple, red, green or olive – the summer of 2010 is all about these and much more. Two types of print that should definitely find their way into your closet are the botanic, floral one and the fabrics of canvas look alike cool cottony ones.  In other words, it’s time to transfer your garden onto your tops, dresses and accessories and start enjoying the floral avalanche…. 🙂

With the vintage effect overpowering the fashion Industry, the 40’s and 50′ s look of retro floral influences is back on the ramp and right into the closets this summer. Floral patterns, graffiti-like scribbles and look of hand-painting is flaunted everywhere with grace and comfort… one-shoulder floral dress

one-shoulder floral dress with black background

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latest pattern for my bandhani dress – fashionable bandhani 2011

I just felt like sharing my latest bandhani dress pattern with all my friends…. The red and black dress material is quite simple but attractive, I tried a very cute pattern for the same…;)

Check out the result…

latest red and black bandhani dress The simple potli buttoned yolk neck looks nice…:)

potli buttoned neck pattern - latest bandhani

The richness of the silk material and the back pattern with the jhumkha’s is quite traditional yet funky…lol…

latest back patterns for bandhani dress material

The geometrical design in the duppata complimenting that in the dress….. gives it a completely refreshing look……

geometrical pattern in duppata-latest bandhani dress pattern

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Hope this summer treats me with more such beautiful gifts…lol..:)

Latest Bandhani collection for Summer 2011 – Rock it with Kuttchhi borders

Hello Friends,

I lately visited my lovely gujarat and am back again to amchi Mumbai.. Fashionmate indulged into lots of dhokla, thepla and khaman 😀 and ofcourse our all time favourite bandhani lookout.. The brand new collection of  Bandhani with the latest pattern of Kutchhi work borders and abhla (mirrors) have taken the toll this summer. The shops are glittering with colourful bandhani in Gujarat. Those who think have missed out on this new piece of tradition, herez your sneak-peak into the world of Bandhani right from the soul of Gujarat.  Bandhani is a traditional tie-dye technique used with vibrant colours normally found in north of Gujarat and Rajasthan. These days various coloured tie-dye method is implemented on the same piece of material to give it a more fashionable look… These bandhej are of two types viz smaller bandhej and bigger bandhej.. where the knots of tie are small forms a small bandhej (tidious and expensive one 😉 ) whereas those with bigger knots of the tied thread form the big bandhej (not too easier either) Basically threads are tied on the clothes and then it is dyed into various colours such that the area of the tied thread forms small dots of bandhej.. Take a look at the resulting pattern formed after that and decide for yourself…:)

emerald green- coral red-Bandhani-materialCheck out my all new Bandhani in Emerald Green Colour and Coral red Kutchhi Handwork

green red latest bandhani dress material

The same pattern in a bottle green shade also looks great….bottle green maroon bandhani dress material

The combination of vibrant threads in this work of border pacth with the various bandhej makes it stand out of the crowd. red green bandhani collection latest summer 2011

red green bandhani collection latest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But my all time favorite is this casual yet attractive red and black bandhej on gaji silk material. This silk is a mixture of cotton and silk which gives the lusture of silk and comfort of cotton. I just love this material and the combination as well.. Moreover black makes me look slimmer.. 🙂 most of us think the same i know..lol… Dont miss the eye-cathing geometrical pattern made of bandhej in this cute simple bandhani dress.

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For those who have got bored of seeing bandhani’s on my blog and want something else, Stop right here.. Below is the ppt attachment of few more bandhani colours and patterns for all you bandhani Crazy fans of Fashionmate.. I am privileged..LOL… Check out few more Hot bandhani dresses below…

latest bandhani collection

Thats all for today.. Tada…and Dont forget.. Keep reading and keep posting.. Your Comments are valuable..remember..:)

Restyle your old trunks..

Many of us are fed up of those old trunks occupying too much of space in your small home… With increasingly light and handy luggage bags coming up now-a-days, these trunks prove hardly useful, and find thier way either to the kabadiwalah or in the attic..

Here are some ways through which you can restyle and reuse those trunks/ pataras of yours into a unique furniture… kept in garden it provides plantation. Keep in your living room to make a mini-sofa out of it.. or make it a kitten bed.

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Fashion Restyle – Recycle and Re-use.

Restyling has become the latest trend in fashion Industry. After a span of some time One gets bored with thier clothes and seek a variety in thier wardrobe…  And with this bright summer on the verge I am sure you all are in need of a refreshing change in your outlook yet with the minimum waste of time and money… The best way to get the change you need is to get Re-styled!!!!

Giving a new touch to your existing clothes is just few moments task.. All you need is to p0ur out your creativity into your outfit.

A weary old tshirt can be re-fashioned to give a funky look, by adding something new to it..

Here a lighter shaded old tshirt is used to make these ruffles for the t-shirt to give it a new look, one can use a mix of colour here and make a bold statement by teaming black and red/orange.. and create a new zing..

One can put a bow, a belt a lace on such plain t-shirts and make them look fresh.. You can also cut it up fro the top to make it off-shoulder and then attach an elastic to it so that i stays in place giving you a bolder look.

Same way you can restyle your shirt by adding big metal buttons or a satin flower to it. you can cut up the sleeves if you want to make it look completely different…

You could team it up with bold colours like coral red and peapod green .. Also You can wear it over a summer dress to give a bolder touch to a delicate outfit…

Other alternatives are removing the collars and using it as a denim shrug.. Cutting up the borders into a round shape or other geometrical shape rather than a flat one would also spice up your jacket….black-dress-restyle-funky

 

 

This plain black dress is turned into a funky one-shoulder dress with a touch of bold peapod green to give it a refreshing look Courtesy Posh Swap Blog. There are many such ways to turn your plain simple clothes into funky outfits…Teaming them up with chunky belts, jewelery, putting chains and buttons and zipper here and there… getting them embroidered…pasting some lace or satin flowers.. adding glitter and sparkle… spray painting your plain T-shirt with sexy tag lines… and what not..

There is a whole world of restyle out there waiting for you to just peep in and get yourself stylized…

Its just about being creative and open to challenges…

 

old-sweater-restyled-new-shrugThis old sweater is restyled into a new shrug by cutting of the trunk part of the sweater and putting up a big safety pin as a holder.. one can use a beautiful broach as well to add more glamour to it.. and can be teamed up with bold colour t-shirts.. One should keep in mind to use the proper colours.. If your worn out outfits are faded use bright colours with them to give them a new look..

Courtesy Threadbanger

cardigan-restyled-new lookThis old out dated cardigan is turned into a fresh one.. with a touch of glitter to it and few crafts on the material… It seems great and doesnt look very difficult to try it at home.. Simple stiches of a vibrant colour are taken and strips cut out from the middle button-up are used as loops.. rest of the material is used to make a cute flower to be added at the top.. This gives a real make-over to the dull cardigan…

This days the recycle fashion seems to rock India too.. One can wear one and the same clothes many times just by Restyling them a bit….. Mostly it happens that a saree taken long time back seems out dated due to the pattern of its blouse.. All you have to do is Restyle your blouse and that will give your saree a completely new look and you can wear it endlessly by teaming it up with different colours and pattern of the blouses.. by changing the way you drape your saree… and it will give your old saree a completely new look..

You can restyle the blouse by making the neck deep, making it backless, by cutting up an old full-sleeved blouse into an off shoulder or drooping shoulders pattern.. you can remove the plain elbow length sleaves and make puff-sleeves instead… or make them completely sleevles…Change the pattern of the neck by getting deeper and bolder cuts.. The Sweetheart cut gives a good makeover to an old semicircle shape…Here are some examples of Cuts that you can use…black blouse bold restyle

saree blouse boat neckedKeep Re-styling…. Courtesy Fashionmate…;)

BOLD COLOUR AND RETRO RULES SUMMER 2011 – 70’S REVIVAL

This summer its all about getting Bolder…
RED, CORAL ROSE, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, SHOCKING PINK and SILVER PEONY (NUDE) are the colours of this season.

Summer trends 2011The fashion shows are burning hot with striking colours, bold prints, bold cuts, rock influences and Far East-inspired designs. Here and there streaks of 1970’s could be seen in those bold patterns and striking colours.

Bold coral colour 2011Seems the fashionista’s got inspired from Zeenat Aman of Dum maro Dum and Saira Bano of Purab aur Paschim to get this retro look.

With Restyle in fashion, Going back to seventy’s and taking your bold colours and satin materials out your wardrobe would be great news for restylers and reusers. Yes, now you can use that old Coral Rose coat of yours over a sexy red tshirt and get bolder…;)

This new orange of Zeenat is ruling the fashion Industry…bold colour makeup - fashion trends - fashion show 2011

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Bold colours are generally used as single colour or with a shade lighter/darker with it. Whereas minimization of jewellery done to emphasize the bold colour effect is quite appealing. Even the make up is going bolder with Red Luscious lips, and bright eye make-ups.

Red colour needs a lot of caution; it can give you a great sensuous make-over as well as can make you all the way Vulgar if not taken care. It’s a risky colour. But whats fun without risk??? Seems our Fashion bugs are out to take risks this summer. Oscars were full of Red lips and now this bold colour rules Indian Fashion Industry too…

We  have seen our Oscar Celebrities walk down the red-carpet with bold single coloured gowns and minimum amount of dazzling jewellery (preferably square cut diamonds), high toe-peeps of bold colour (mostly matching the colour of thier dress) to give a classy sober look and accentuated their Lips with a bold colour (shades of red obviously). The red lips are so attractive and eye-catching that the overall look has to be tuned down in order to make it look perfect and classy.

Check out Hollywood Hotties in Reddish Hue, shades of pink and silver Pheony…

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection, Julianne Moore in Lanvin, Natalie Portman in Viktor&Rolf and Emma Stone also in Calvin Klein. The long-sleeved sequin-adorned gowns of 1970’s were striking…

Versace also threw lots of bold colours in its latest show..

Now you can check out Indian Fashion Industry going bold…

We all saw our Bollywood’s upcoming Diva’s Sonakshi Sinha and Genilia D’souza in Bold Green and Blue Gowns…

Streak of boldness touched the Lakme Fashion Week as well….

While preeti Kapoor sticks to Red and shades of Red for her bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week.

Sabah Khan and Sabyasachi go out and try the multi coloured look.

Satya Paul didn’t stay behind in the race of Multi-coloured saree by donning attractive multicoloured saree on Mandira Bedi…

Abhisek Byas also uses the combo of Blue,red,black and all those bold colours one can imagine…

Manish Arora made a mark at his first ever Lakme fashion week show with bold colours, abstract shapes and unique contemporary designs.

Single coloured Jump-suits also make a mark this summer.

This summer it seems will be out of white…..

we shall get to see more of Reds, Browns, Turquoise, Greens… and feel refreshing as ever…

So gals … Don a summer dress, cute Jacket, big coral beads necklace, coral orange headband or cotton scarf – and add a dose of bold colour to your wardrobe. I personally love this Bold colours…;)

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