Fashion and Sensibility in Bollywood

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Why fashion in Bollywood films should always be workable

In Bollywood films, a lot of the fashion that female characters portray on-screen is perfectly wearable: whether it is a female character wearing let’s say a very short dress to the Eiffel Tower whilst on holiday in France or a female character wearing let’s say a traditional outfit whilst attending a friend’s wedding somewhere in India, the clothes are sensible. In fiction, a woman, in my outlook, cannot be deemed great if she cannot capture that type of sensibility: it is very tragic when a character in a film just opts to look vulgar instead of looking very good; these characters just seem to morph into women who like to live in an unreal world. I think that, in fiction, the beauty of an Indian woman (or a woman from the Indian subcontinent), is best expressed when she does not appear fake with fashion – a woman needs to display some understanding over what kinds of clothes can be wore when and where to look very beautiful; there is absolutely no beauty in pretending to be somebody else.

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Patriotic Colors

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What to wear to the fireworks celebration in New York

Every year, Macy’s throws a spectacular exhibition of fireworks in New York to celebrate Independence Day. It is an event not to be missed, and if you are going to it this year, then choose a casual look for it – one which includes the colors red, blue and white, to appear as a deeply patriotic person.

American Flag Open Back Tank Top at Dresslily
A sleeveless top with a backless design, featuring white stars against a blue background and red and white striped bows at the back; even though the tank top is quite casual, it is a perfect match for a provocative woman because it is backless.

Blue Embroidered Hem Denim Shorts at New Look
A pair of mid-rise shorts that has stunning red embroidery on the hem – it is nicely girly and a good choice for a mostly casual evening.

Satchel Cross Body Bag at Accessorize
A red satchel that is perfect for all your carrying needs at the fireworks display: your mobile phone, keys, compact and so on; the shoulder strap can be detached but the bag looks better if you keep it on when you are at an event of this type because it doesn’t exude too serious a vibe when what you should be aiming for is for it to purely exude functionality.

Cadilinna at Aldo
A pair of dazzling sandals in silver – it is both glamorous and practical for an event that is supposed to be packed.

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Summer’s Greatest Midi Dresses

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What midi dress to get this summer?

A midi dress is a good fit for most occasions: the length of this type of dress ensures that but with so many different types of midi dress available in the market, which to shop for? This summer, pick two for every type of basic occasion, like an evening party or an important day event, so that you have a bit of variety in your wardrobe,

Maria Lucia Hohan Diya Pleated Chiffon Dress at Moda Operandi
A gleaming pleated dress with a sleeveless design and sporting two colors – black and bronze; wear it with a pair of flat tan-colored sandals and gold hoops to look like a Greek goddess.

ARoss Girl X Soler Brooke belted silk crepe de chine midi dress at Net-a-Porter
A bright red silk dress with a pretty twin belt in a contrast shade of pink and red; wear it with a pair of nude pumps and drop earrings to an afternoon garden party this summer.

Burberry Graffitied Archive Scarf Print Shirt Dress at Farfetch
A shirt dress featuring a collage of beautiful prints from the archive of the British label; wear it with a pair of black strappy heels and stud earrings to an important work lunch meeting.

Dolce & Gabbana Peony and rose-print tiered chiffon midi dress at Matches Fashion
The chiffon dress has a print of peony and rose on it; it also has a lot of ruffles and sleeves that have a flute shape – wear it to a party with a pair of strappy golden high heels and dangling earrings.

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A Summer Engagement

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What engagement ring to get for your romantic partner this summer?

An engagement ring is more than just a ring meant to mark an occasion which can perhaps never be repeated in a woman’s life again. For that, it is best that the engagement ring which she receives from the man in her life be one that is precious and very beautiful; for summer, hold that particular thought in your mind when you go on a hunt for the perfect engagement ring.

The Tiffany Setting with Diamond Band at Tiffany & Co.
A really beautiful but simple engagement ring with small-sized diamonds set on the band and a bigger diamond (encased in the Tiffany setting) at the middle of the ring; pick it for a woman who you think would be very happy to have a typical engagement ring.

Sapphire Cordoba Diamond Ring at Brilliant Earth
Diamonds are scattered almost all over this particular ring and it features a very stunning blue sapphire right in the middle too – pick this ring to propose to a woman who loves her diamonds but is not afraid to break stereotypes.

Emmy London 18ct Gold 0.16ct Baguette Cut Diamond Ring at H. Samuel
An 18 carat gold engagement ring featuring diamonds cut in a baguette design on the band of the ring – pick it for a woman who you know would just love to have a ring that is exotic in style.

Truly Zac Posen Star Halo Diamond Engagement Ring at Blue Nile
This is a highly customizable ring: you can choose the big diamond at the center in various carats – pick any diamond from the ‘Astor by Blue Nile’ range. The ring also has plenty of smaller diamonds on the band and across the bigger diamond, and it will be a very good fit for a woman who loves her diamonds too much to ever part with any.

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Swimwear For Summer

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What swimwear to get for summer?

Summer is a good time to hit the beach: you can work on your tan with the help of some sunscreen on your body, frolic around with your friends or simply just take a look at the sea. But the trip to it is never complete without the perfect swimsuit.

Ellie Rassia Old Fashioned-print swimsuit at Matches Fashion
A colorful swimsuit featuring a remarkable illustration – it can be worn to a poolside party to show to the crowd attending it that you are somebody who appreciates art.

Front Knot Padded Bikini Set – Bright Red at Zaful
Hot and pretty, the bikini top of the set is in the style of a bralette – wear the set with thong-sandals and gold jewelry (like a single ring and dangling earrings) to look very glamorous, whilst at the beach.

Mara Hoffman Kia Tie Front Swimsuit at Harrods
The black swimsuit is strappy in design and provides sufficient opportunity to bare parts of your body – it is just the ideal piece to look elegant and tantalizing with.

Moschino Betty Boop one piece at Farfetch
A hot pink swimsuit by Jeremy Scott (the current creative director of the label) that features an illustration of Betty Boop in the style of Marilyn Monroe – it is really beautiful and attention-grabbing.

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Colorful Earrings

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The greatest color-packed earrings

The word ‘color’ cannot be separated from exoticness, in my outlook. So, this season opt to include some color in your ensemble in an easy way by picking out color-packed earrings to wear for the evening; it is after all the perfect season to take a holiday to a faraway land.

Gas Bijoux Bibi feather earrings at Farfetch
These earrings have feathers on them and also exhibits many colors, like orange, blue and purple; wear them to a party to reveal to the crowd attending it that just like your style quotient, you also like your accessories to be uncommon but very pretty.

De Grisogono Allegra 18 Karat Yellow Gold Colorful Stones Earrings at 1stDibs
The earrings are half-circular in shape and feature stones in colors such as green and purple, against a gold background – wear them with a ponytail (as your hairstyle) and a simple black mini dress to look both smart and elegant at an evening party.

Rosantica Drop Pom Pom Bead Earrings at Harrods
The drop earrings are shaped into color-filled pompoms that are made out of beads; the range of colors which the pompom exhibits, from purple to yellow, is very nice and the earrings are quite rich-looking too – wear them to a date.

Roxanne Assouline Technicolor gold-tone Swarovski crystal earrings at Net-a-Porter
The earrings have Swarovski crystals in them in a range of wonderful colors, like blue and red; wear them paired with a one-colored gown to a wedding.


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White For Summer

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How to wear white in the summer

Wearing white during summer makes it easier to bear all of the heat that the season brings around. Just remember to avoid looking drab and very boring by adding a little bit of color to your ensemble with the aid of accessories.

White Je T’aime Lips Slogan T-Shirt at New Look
A cotton t-shirt in white with a print of lips and the wording ‘Je T’aime’ (that translates into ‘I love you’ from French) on it; it’s very nicely simple and casual.

Shorts with broderie anglaise at Esprit
The pair of white shorts has a Borderie Anglaise design at the bottom end, which adds an element of boldness to the ensemble.

Coach Dark Disney applique Market canvas tote at Selfridges
A remarkable tote bag for a woman with a young frame of mind: it features terrifying-looking insignia from one of Disney’s finest classics, Snow White.

Gucci New Ace star-detail leather sneakers at Selfridges
A pair of white sneakers featuring colorful stars in red and purple and a pretty wide red and green stripe across the middle; it’s very beautifully colorful.

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