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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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9 Jul

Spruce up your home with your bridal ensemble!

Your bridal outfit is capable of being more than just a mere one-time showstopper. Read on to find out how you can give you home a fashionable makeover with the fabrics of your bridal garment

Of all the opulent and fancy ensembles your fashion archive boasts of, bridal accoutrements tend to hold the top spot. But, the downside to it lies in the single use of this prized possession. After its one shot at glory, your beloved bridal garment is packed and pushed to the back of your closet. Fortunately, your highly prized and priced garment can be a part of your everyday moments with a few creative tweaks.

Fashion fusion

Traditionally, the bridal trousseau is a treasured piece of luggage that a bride carries to her marital home. It contains all the items—accessories, clothes, make-up, jewellery and more—she might need in her everyday life. It’s a revered collection of all that’s essential not only in terms of tradition, but also as an expression of personal style. “The outfit, made from soft silk, rich Benarasi and other ornate materials, usually takes a backseat in your closet. Instead, what if you could put these fabrics to worthy use by means of decorating your home?” questions fashion designer Naina Jain. Lending her insights on how to fuse bridal raiment with home décor, Jain suggests: “Transform free-flowing fabrics like a sari or a dupatta into a bed canopy for an ethnic touch. Consider cutting the heavily embroidered borders from your formal saris to make a table runner. Furthermore, use vintage saris as sofa covers to add a stylish finishing touch to your upholstery. You can also separate the exquisite gota flowers from a sari and fuse them into buntings. From making floor mats to tea coasters or table mats, there’s a lot one can do with bridal wear to make it a part of your new home and everyday life.”

18 Jun

Style 101 for a beach wedding

Got a beach wedding to look forward to? Rely on these expert-approved styles that will help you dress to impress

Fit that’s fabulous

Choosing a silhouette depends not only on your physical attributes (read: body shape and form), but also on the confidence and ease with which you wear a look. “In India, there are many voluptuous women who look fabulous in a lehenga choli because they have the panache and spirit to flaunt their curves. Indian silhouettes celebrate a woman’s body, no matter her size or shape. So, one is spoilt for choice,” feel designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. But for a breakdown of silhouettes that complement certain body shapes, designer Varun Bahl states: “If your shoulders are wider than your hips and you carry more weight above your waist (read: apple shape), an anarkali with deep round necks and cold shoulder works best. If your bust and hips are roughly the same width (read: straight shape), a sharara with an asymmetrical kurta will suit your shape. For an hourglass figure, a sari is the ultimate choice to perfectly enhance your curves. Off-the shoulder necklines drawing attention to your upper body or a fit-and-flare gown are flattering choices for woman whose hips are wider than their bust area (read: pear shape).”