Monday, 30 December 2013

The "Worst Red Carpet Look 2013” (Attention Seeker) winners are Kim Kardashian & Sofia Hayat

Kim’s floral Givenchy Fall 2013 gown at the Met Ball 2013 wins the title of the “Worst Red Carpet Look 2013”. Wonder what was really going on in her mind while choosing this dress.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

30 Best Looks of 2013

As another year draws to a close, Stylefluid Trendz takes a stock of some of the most memorable and gorgeous moments from various Red Carpet events. Here is the list of 30 best looks of 2013.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

15 of Miley Cyrus’ demure to saucy Fashion Moments – 2013

Someone recently asked me – when it comes to style, who do i think owned the year 2013? For me, undoubtedly it is one and only Miley Cyrus who rocked the year with her demure to highly provocative wardrobe choice. Miley reinvented herself from a former child star of Disney’s Hannah Montana into a Billboard’s best selling artist. But, the year 2013 is also going to be known for her attention grabbing, scandalous style transformation that shocked all of us. Ms. Cyrus’ celebration of her sexuality through her choice of clothes-and at times no clothes, her saucy new image and attitude raised lot of questions about her transformation. 

Amidst all the confusion, admiration, amusement and anticipation (what’s next moment), Miley was unstoppable – be it her unexpected twerking performance at the VMA in a nude bikini, raunchy act with Santa Clause at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in LA or being elegance personified in a dazzling Marc Jacobs gown at the Night of Stars gala, the girl was one of the most-watched celebrity on the planet.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

45 Fashion Moments of 2013

2013!!! It was a year of new jobs and departures, joy and tragedy and much more. The year saw some noteworthy changes and decisions being taken like  departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton, after 16 years at the helm , Angela Ahrendts’ decision to leave Burberry to Join Apple and Rick Owens celebrating racial and body diversity at his Spring 2014 runway show, just to name a few - changed the face of fashion world.

The year also raised a big question. The heart wrenching tragedy of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza made the fashion world sit up, introspect and question about the hazardous working conditions of the garment factory workers. On a positive note the incidence also raised an alarm thus triggering an action to improve factory safety in the garment industry. Many retailers like H&M and Zara signed worker safety pledges.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

RiRi is the new face of French fashion house Balmain’s Spring Summer 2014 campaign. Shot in New York by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by  Mel Ottenberg, the diamonds singer looks stunning in an Eighties-inspired collection.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

13 Sonam Kapoor’s Top 2013 Style Moments

Fashionista and actor Sonam Kapoor is undisputedly one of my favourites from this year’s best dressed list. With her contemporary yet classic approach to style, the girl truly lives up to the tag of ‘Fashionista’. Unlike most of her contemporaries, experimental  yet impeccably dressed Ms. Kapoor is not pigeonholed in one style track and that is what makes her India’s well known face on the global platform. No wonder she is regularly seen gracing the front row at the fashion weeks.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

“LightFall” by Gaurav Gupta at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013

Best known for his cutting edge design, signature drapes and unique approach to cut, silhouette and fabric, the talented designer, Gaurav Gupta presented his bridal collection titled “LightFall” at the India Bridal Week in Mumbai. Aptly named “LightFall”, it is the luminescence of every garment - the light behind, over and within every process of creation that inspires the designer for this collection. As expected from Gaurav, the collection does not fall into the conventions of bridal wear but encourages today’s brides to push the boundaries and celebrate her uniqueness, thus creating a strong style statement.

Monday, 2 December 2013

EXO BAR: EXOberance, Opening launch party

-By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz
A bar that benefits from a superb Bombay skyline view, perched in the bustling mid town area, spread over two floors, awesome music with signature cocktails and wide variety of liquor - enter THE EXO BAR, Level 37,Palladium Hotel.

BMW launches the new Z4: Zeal & Vigour

 -By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz

A lovely cloudy day and awaiting the launch of the BMW Z4 DPT edition at the Bavaria Motors, Pune, the new special orange Z4 glowing by the abundance of natural light filling the showroom from the window wall of the showroom.

There are very few cosmetic changes to the facelift Z4-redesigned front bumper, the kidney grille gets chrome finish within the front flanks,LED daytime headlamps, new indicators and new 18inch alloy design and the roof gets a contrasting color. The front with a long bonnet, giving a smirk, it surely looks captivating and welcoming to take it for a long countryside drive.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2013 - Gavin Miguel & Suneet Varma

Kangna Ranaut in Gavin Miguel

-By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz

The first show at the 9th edition of Seagram's Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2013 in Mumbai by Gavin Miguel, electrified the guests with his collection of elegant and sexy cocktail and evening dresses which were exquisite in hues of emerald green, silver, purple, metallic blue and ruby red, with fluid earth colors.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

‘Trousseau Week 2013’,UB City,Bangalore:One stop wedding solutions destination

The ten day long ‘Trousseau Week’, South India’s most-awaited event for brides and grooms to-be, kicked off in style on Thursday - 21 November 2013. The Grand Opening Night of the 4th Edition at ‘The Collection’,UB City, Bangalore saw who’s who of the city in their high style and sartorial best. The evening started with a Fashion Show by former model and country’s leading choreographer, Show Director-Marc Robinson, thus capturing the very essence of a big-fat beautiful dream wedding.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

A flight of Angels lands at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013

Extravagance at its best!!! Referred as the most watched fashion show in the world, the annual Victoria’s Fashion show 2013 took place at the Lexington Armory in New York on Nov, 13, 2013. Forty models including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson walked the runway in lots of crystals, feathers, colours and not much else at this one of a kind spectacular show. Angel Candice Swanepoel had the privilege of wearing this year's $10 million 'Fantasy Bra’, the expensive ever, covered in Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nargis Fakhri launches SAVOY Watches

 - by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz
‘Unconventional, Independent and Distinctive’ are the three pillars of the SAVOY brand and it truly resonates with Nargis Fakhri, who was glittering in a Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna silver grayish gown from the Spring 2014 collection, pouting her pink lips while flaunting her latest fashion wrist statement accessory- a SAVOY watch.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


 -By GB Bajaj,CEO & Strategist at GB Luxe Life for Stylefluid Trendz
The CLS, the racy version from the S class side is the second generation CLS and design style quotient is derived from the styling cues from the SLS. The sporty design encourages one to be in racing mode, its swooping lines, aggressive gaping air intakes to channel air flow to cool the brake rotors, prominent protruding Merc grille with the oversize three-pointed star on the grille, sloping bulging bonnet and its bulging arches, lower ground clearance, its sheer width certainly portrays aggressiveness and business appeal to it. The side profile of the CLS is beautifully sculpted, the wheel arches pretty flared and the fluid shape denotes art, expressive contours. The LED high-performance headlamps paired with LED daytime driving light strip in the bumper, accentuates the beauty and aura of the CLS 350.

Friday, 1 November 2013

People & Style : Arjun Dutta

A model, tennis player and a fashion enthusiast, incredibly good looking and innately stylish Arjun Dutta is the new face to watch out for in the world of fashion and yes, soon on the silver screen too. The ever dapper Arjun, in conversation with Stylefluid Trendz opens up on his approach to fashion and style.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Namrata Joshipura S/S 2014:'The Wanderer’,WIFW, New Delhi

Titled ‘The Wanderer’, Namrata Joshipura’s Spring Summer 2014 collection at the WIFW,New Delhi was inspired from snow, clouds, glaciers and icicles. Metallic embroideries, embellishment and textured landscape prints with a colour story of ice-blue, grey, sunset gold, snowy white and dust instantly awakens ‘The Wanderer’ in you.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Rahul Mishra : KISS – Spring/Summer 2014, WIFW

Titled ‘KISS’ - Keep it Simple & Sport, the Spring Summer 2014 collection by Rahul Mishra at the recently concluded Wills India Fashion Week was a fabulous display of textile story and design, hand work & technical transformation .Traditional yet completely contemporary, the collection featured an effortless marriage of West Bengal’s Jaamdani and Bandhani of Bhuj along with PVC, organza and jersey.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

‘Surendri’ by Yogesh Chaudhary – ‘The Two Tee Shirts’ - Spring Summer 2014, WIFW

‘The Two Tee Shirts’, yes, that was the title of the Spring Summer 2014 collection offered by Yogesh Chaudhary for his label ‘Surendri’ at the WIFW, New Delhi. The essence of the collection was inspired from The Tee Shirt, easily the most popular clothing item in the world of sports and street fashion consumerism globally. With his finesse in channelling the element of clean ‘Line’, Yogesh succeeded in sending a message that the Tee shirt has more to it rather than a medium of under dressing.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pankaj & Nidhi S/S 2014 WIFW (The Grammar of Ornament)

Pankaj & Nidhi, the husband-wife duo presented an artistically mesmerizing Spring Summer 2014 collection at the Wills India Fashion Week. The Grammar of ornament, the world renowned historical design sourcebook published in 1856 by Owen Jones, a London born architect and designer and one of the most influential design theorists, formed the base for the designer duo’s fabulous collection.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Jewellery at Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Karl Lagerfeld presented very contemporary yet classic pieces of jewellery at the Chanel Spring Summer 2014 collection.  Chunky bangles, chokers with giant pearls at the two end resembling headphones, pearl cuffs and rings are definitely some of the signature pieces that will turn heads.

Bag story at Chanel Spring Summer 2014

In addition to his fabulous Spring 2014 collection for Chanel, Monsieur Lagerfeld also offered an array of lust worthy bags in different shapes, size and patterns. Graffiti totes, sling bags, Chanel 'Lego' bags, silver quilted bags, baguettes, cross -body chain straps, embellished and spray painted backpacks were some of the key pieces.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014: Art in Fashion ???

Karl Lagerfeld has done it again, proving that he is the big daddy of the fashion industry –the ultimate genius and master of showmanship. For Chanel’s spring 2014 show, the designer transformed the iconic Grand Palais into a Chanel modern art gallery with 75 installations designed exclusively for the runway show. The models walked past the backdrop of modern paintings and installations. There were giant Chanel No.5 bottle golden robot, leather chain straps of the signature Chanel handbag and nude mannequin to name a few.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Givenchy Spring 2014: Sensuality & Strength

For Givenchy’s Spring 2014, Riccardo Tisci presented a collection that was high on fluid silhouette and earthy color palette. Choosing to move away from floral and Bambi prints or his signature street style flavour, the collection was inspired by the fragility of Japanese kimono, dramatic draping and jewellery of tribal Africa and even to certain extent elegance of Indian sari.

Cover Girl, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Noblesse India, October 2013

Dressed in a pink Christian Dior gown  and with a cover that screams ‘The Return of the Queen’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning as the cover girl for the October 2013 debut issue of  Noblesse India edition, a premier lifestyle  and luxury magazine , known for its exclusive and limited  by invitation private circulation.

Launch of Koëcsh BY KRESHA BAJAJ Chic, relevant, confident, fashion forward, daring, timeless

Sridevi with Kresha Bajaj at the Launch Party
Kresha Bajaj presents Koë, a stylish yet safe realm to discover and acquire Fashion forward, Edgy yet Classic designs. Irreverent and yet wearable, Kresha Bajaj’s creations may not be for the very faint hearted but are definitely spot on if you love to make heads turn, anywhere in the world! Kresha has long waited to offer the consumer a variety of cool, much needed fashion help and clothing that is finally affordable and also built to last. Customers can sink in their teeth into a host of products to choose from tagging from apparel to footwear and jewellery.

Friday, 20 September 2013

BMW X5 xDrive30d: Bamo Bull Power

- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz

BMW X5, was the world’s first premium SAV (sport activity vehicle) launched in 1999. All were shell shocked at its design and power, having sold more than 1 million units since launch. The X5 does exude an aura of style, power, and luxurious comfort.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report

Pantone, the global authority for color has unveiled its Spring 2014 color report which features top 10 colors for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2014.

"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

‘Shehlaa’ by Shehla Khan,Winter/Festive 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled, ‘Tale of the Unexpected’, the fairy tale (not one but many) inspired collection by Shehla Khan for her label ‘Shehlaa’ was high on fantasy, feminine grace and contemporary elegance.  Fabrics like tulle, satin, silk, lace, net and brocade added an element of subtle sensuousness and regality to this dreamy collection.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

‘Char Bagh’ by Payal Singhal-Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘Char Bagh’, the Indo-western Autumn/Winter 2013 line by Payal Singhal at the Lakme Fashion Week was truly unconventional with its juxtaposition of nature and architecture. ‘Char Bagh’ or four gardens, are Persian style garden layout where the quadrilateral garden is divided by walkways or flowing water into four smaller parts. Taking inspiration from the architecture and nature story of the garden, Payal beautifully captured those elements into her collection with geometric prints and floral embroidery to translate nature on to textile.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

‘Aftermath’ by Sidharta Aryan-Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘Aftermath’, Sidharta Aryan presented an androgynously edgy collection inspired from ‘Geode’ inspired geometry. Clean lines merged with geometry of the digital prints to create a structured, sporty, futuristic and wearable line ranging from varsity jackets, asymmetrical skirts to shirts and even sari.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

‘HUEMN’ by Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty- Autumn/Winter 2013-14,Lakme Fashion Week

‘HUEMN’ Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection by the talented designer duo Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty was a tribute to today’s sophisticated single woman. It was an interesting take on the very idea of androgynous styling which effortlessly morphed into an ambiguous contrast within texture, craftsmanship and the colour story.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Lodha Group,The Park

It looks like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to give a serious competition to her Bollywood contemporaries. Recently, beautiful Aish became the face of The Lodha Group’s central Mumbai’s premium project, The Park, Worli, for which the actress did a photo-shoot that captured her strolling around the luxurious lush green property in array of couture gowns and dresses. With this, can we say that the hands-on mom is all set to make her big comeback?

Manipur Handlooms –Krishna Mehta Autumn Winter Festive 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Krishna Mehta paid rich tribute to the craftsmanship of an often neglected and isolated region of India, i.e., Manipur with her Autumn Winter 2013-14 collection at the Lakme Fashion Week. Manipur, which has 4.62 lakh handloom workers, second among the top states in the country, has almost 100 percent women weavers. 

‘Moonrise’ by Ken Ferns:Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Taking inspiration from the phenomenon of the first appearance of the moon over the earth’s horizon termed ‘Moonrise’, the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection by Ken Ferns was high on mystery, structure and futuristic construction.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Amit Aggarwal Winter Festive 2013-14 – Lakme Fashion Week

This man is a design genius. Amit Aggarwal’s Winter/Festive 2013 Collection is for a woman who is traditional yet futuristic, a strong woman who is well aware of her distinctive feminine identity yet does not shy away from embracing the new her.

Monday, 26 August 2013

‘London Eye’ By Troy Costa: Autumn Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘London Eye’, Troy Costa revived the intriguing charm and style of 1930’s gentleman with a collection that is all about impeccable tailoring, traditional British finesse, contemporary cuts and luxury. Classic yet modern, the first half of the collection was inspired by the work of British artist Mark Gertler’s painting ‘Merry Go Round’, referring to the colour story, while the other end of the collection draws influences from the league of gentlemen of the 30’s & 40’s.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

‘From Eden to Paradise’ by Jatin Varma – Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘From Eden to Paradise’, the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection by Jatin Varma was inspired by Biblical Garden of Eden. The designer took us to a journey of his dreamy paradise with a color story of Red, Purple, Pink and Cobalt Blue.

‘Shift’ by Nimish Shah-Autumn/Winter 2013-14- Lakme Fashion Week

A combination of vintage and urban, the Autumn Winter 2013-14 collection by Nimish Shah for his label ‘Shift’ has an understated sophistication and timeless essence to it.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Nishka Lulla – Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter Festive 2013-14

Nishka Lulla’s girl has the restrained elegance of a matured young lady who is a global traveller and is at ease with herself, a girl who does not follow the herd as she is comfortable with her own individuality.

Friday, 23 August 2013

‘Indian Punk’ by Nikhil Thampi at the Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn/ Winter Festive 2013-14

Titled ‘Indian Punk’, the classicism of 17th century dance form,’ Kathakali’ met the attitude of 'Punk' fashion on the runway at the Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn Winter Festive 2013-14. In addition to a mesmerizing ode to the rich heritage of the designer’s Southern roots, the collection also paid tribute to Nikhil's ‘Grandma’, his ultimate style icon.

Seductive cut-out backs (sexy backs) are back at Manish Malhotra's Autumn Winter Festive 2013 collection,Lakme Fashion Week

Seductive cut-out backs (sexy backs) were one of the key elements of the Manish Malhotra show at the Lamke Fashion Week Autimn/Winter Festive2013.The uber-glamorous open back of a blouse or a jacket is all set to raise the style quotient during the festive seasons.

‘Reflections’ by Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter Festive 2013-14

Titled ‘Reflections’ , the folk inspired collection by Manish Malhotra at the opening of Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter Festive 2013-14 explored the beautiful mirror work of Kutch and Rajasthan, the richness of intricate Kashmiri embroidery  and the playfulness of ethnic colour blocking.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Who is the kind of woman/man do they identify with? -Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013 Collection

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013, one of the biggest fashion extravaganzas in the country will start tomorrow and will continue till 27th August, 2013 in Mumbai. The five day fashion week will celebrate and explore the work of both upcoming and veteran designers.

Sneak Peek: ‘LONDON EYE’ by Troy Costa (Lakme Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2013-14)

Titled ‘London Eye’, the first half of Troy Costa’s Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection is inspired by the work of British artist Mark Gertler’s painting ‘Merry Go Round’ while the other end of the collection draws influences from the league of gentlemen of the 30’s & 40’s.The collection promises to be luxurious that will elevate the casual with expert tailoring and iconic British influenced fabrics.

Sneak Peek: ‘Moonrise’ by Ken Ferns (Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive 2013-14)

Talented and uniquely creative Ken Ferns never fails to impress us with his choice of unconventional and dramatic themes, styling, artistic vision, strong silhouette and flamboyant designs.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sneak Peek –'Aftermath' by Siddharth Arya (Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013/14)

And with hardly two more days to go for Lakme Fashion Week, Siddharth Arya gives a sneak peek into his yet to be unveiled Winter/Festive 2013-14 collection.”Borne out of love lost lament and candid fear for the uncertain AFTERMATHsays Siddharth. W/F 2013 is a collection that evokes life and the patterns of a jaded mind. Torn apart between conventions and following one’s dreams, the collection is inspired by this duality. It seeks imagery from Geode inspired elemental – geometry.”

Monday, 19 August 2013

Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 2013/14 Ad Campaign

Grand old Dame of Punk Fashion, Vivienne Westwood poses alongside Dutch super-model Iekeliene Stange and British models Mac Phiri, and Michael McCaughley for her Fall Winter 2013/14 Ad campaign. Shot by artist and photographer Jack Pierson, the 72- year old looks fabulous as she celebrates her individual style in a backdrop of the Royal Botanics Gardens in London.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Happy Birthday Madonna! The Style Icon

Material Girl Madonna celebrates her birthday today.  The pop star known for her music, unique personality, message of sexual liberation and above all controversy is also credited for redefining 80s fashion with her risqué style.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Exclusive Interview With Nishka Lulla

Having graduated from SNDT College, Mumbai, Nishka Lulla went on to win the Creative Excellence Award for the Barbie all Doll'd up show at the Lakme Fashion Week 2009 where India's leading designers participated to design an outfit for Barbie for her 50th Anniversary. From then on, there was no looking back for this beautiful, vivacious, talented, young and self confessed pinkaholic (Read: twitter handle ) new age designer, who has kept the Indian fashion’s flag flying high.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of Vogue US September’13 Issue

Academy award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence lands the cover of Vogue US September 2013 issue. For the star of “The Hunger Games”, this is her first time on the cover of Vogue US . Photographed by none other than the most admired Mario Testino, Ms. Lawrence was styled by Tonne Goodman in pieces from the likes of Prada,Ralph Lauren,Louis Vuitton,Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.