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Latest Fashion Trends 2011 | Street Fashion – Boho-chic look and fancy Handbags!

Since past many years Celebrity fashion has been the core of Fashion Industry, right from what they wear to what they eat… Everything becomes a craze for the youth who follows it meticulously. Be It Britney or Lady Gaga.. COPY THEM is the hype for the people who want to stay Stylish..Is that fashion is all about? Lets find out…

Yesterday I was traveling in the most famous Mumbai Local (for those who didnt catch that, mumbai local is the local train plying across the vast city of Mumbai with tons and tons of common public commuting from one corner of the city to other..if you actually see them packed together in the peak hours of local you wont be able to make out one person from other… it is such a scenario) Well Mumbaikars are born to adapt that though… Coming to the point, I could make out various style statements (Individual Style Icons) of these Common Gals who could be hardly called Common.And Mind It, none of it seemed copied or similar.. Each one had her own sense of Style and carried it Elegantly with great confidence.. This made me rethink my earlier statement.. Fashion is not just a Celebrity Fashion.. Fashion is what inside us,, each one of us has his/her own creativity to look their best…NOT Forgetting that “ITS NOT TRENDS THAT MAKES US, ITS WE WHO MAKE TRENDS”… And I decided to put up their Style Statements on my Blog…So here we GO!


Today’s Mumbai Mirror gives tips on wearing Skirts – catch the article at Fashionmate

The mumbai Mirror todays edition has an article with tips on wearing skirts… taglined “Skirting issues”. In case you havent got a chance to look at it. Fashionmate offers you with the full article below:

“With the monsoons making an early appearance, full length trousers and jeans are a cumbersome option for dressing as you make your way through muggy puddles and grimy streets.

Try on an assortment of skirts and dresses depending on your body type to sail through the season with girlie finesse. Here’s a quick guide to the cut and flare that suits your body beautiful.

 ► Pear shaped mayhem

While it’s never small enough, for some, thunder thighs and heavy bottoms are a genuine problem and not just irrational fears of the narcissistic. Skirts and dresses are in fact, a great way to veer the eye away from the rear.

♦ Dark colours work best for a slimming look. Black is your friend but don’t be afraid of colours. Bold bright prints and hues work great when paired with a neutral coloured blouse.

♦ Fit and flare A-Line skirts that hold the narrow waist and flare out from the hip balance the proportions of the body and get it in sync with the narrowness of your shoulder frame.

♦ For those measuring 5 feet or under, keep the length at knee level, shorter, or go full length. This will show off your slender legs or hide them completely and give your body an illusion of length. Skirts that end mid-calf break the flow of a glance and make you look shorter. Taller women have the liberty of having a free hand with the length.

♦ Skirts with flare or dresses that fit well at the torso and flare out from the waist accentuate the narrow parts of the body and are a great way to camouflage the wide hip area.

♦ Those with a heavier behind should steer clear of very short skirts. It accentuates the width of the hip attracting attention to your problem area.

 ► Pint-sized petite

Blessed with a slender frame, proportionate assets and a flat stomach, the petite are often the most envied lot. Their genes do give them an upper hand when it comes to finding the right fit.

♦ Most colours work well for a slender frame bright colours, pastels, richer hues. But steer clear of very dark colours or black unless you wany to look anorexic and gaunt.

♦ Flaunt the narrow waist and hips with short skirts in denim or cotton. These work wonders for both tall and short women. Team it up with a tee and flip-flops for the classic casual look.

♦ Figure hugging dresses and pencil skirts that hug the body until just above the knee also look great.

♦ Add a little flounce with balloon skirts and flaring dresses or skirts for a more formal occasion. Pair them with a smart fitting blouse to complete the look.

 ► Big boned 

While proportion isn’t a problem here, an over-all bigger frame does make it difficult for the body to take on a delicate look. But there are a few styles that can help tone it down and do wonders for you.

♦ Semi-fitted clothes are your best bet. Nothing too tight and no need to hide behind oversized flowing clothes. A simple semi-fitted top with an A line skirt with a little more flare that ends around the knee works great.

♦ For a formal dress, keep it from hugging your body but don’t hide behind folds and cowls. Dark colours will aid in the slimming effect and the flare helps hide bulge.

♦ For a more formal look, teem the semi-fit with a belt and scrunch up the waist or under-bust to highlight the narrowest part of your body while still managing to hide the tummy and thigh problem areas.

♦ Feel free to use height as an advantage and wear knee level skirts with heels but if heavy thighs or wide hips are a problem, avoid the hem lines from receding any further.

 ► Top heavy

Being top heavy does pose a substantial problem for those looking for a fitted look.

♦ Cloak your upper torso in something loose fitting and light. The heavier the fabric and print, the more attention it’ll attract.

♦ Complement this with a well-fitting A-line skirt to balance out the body ratio. Slim-fitting pleated skirts will also highlight your slim waist, narrow hips and legs while taking attention away from the bust.

♦ Avoid tops with padded shouldered tops, deep necks or wide boat necks.”





Courtesy: Mumbai mirror

Latest Fashion Trends 2011 | Belt It Up- Celebs flaunt Bohemian style with sleek belts and short dress

The Little White Dress is here to stay, with belts becoming the most wanted and flaunted assest for fashionistas world-wide. Form sleek to broad, Cute to proffesional, Leather to cotton, Sparkly to nude and Buckled to wrap-on’s.. Belts seem to sizzle this season..Celebs are seen wearing all sorts of belts on thier short dresses, Jumpers, High-waisted pants and even evening gowns.. and whats surprising is that it does look great! The all new boho-chic look inspired from the artistic carefree Bohemian style of early 20’s and mid 60’s is back with a blast this year…  No doubts fashion 2011 has its own flavour of combination of chic style with carefree bohemian bring us back to the flaunty floral skirt and high-waisted belts.According to the fashion history, During the 1940s and 50s belts covered in the same fabric as the dresses and suits gained popularity.During the 80s belts crept back up to waist level. Soft and wide to cinch in the waist often with elaborated designs and rhinestones. And now its the Little White Dress and the Little Floral Dress with sleek and chunky belts in 2011…

Little white dress with belt (more…)

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



This summer its all about getting Bolder…

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

bold colour red- fashion 2011 - trends

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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