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Indian Makeup artist Kakali to introduce Swan Makeup technique.

28 Nov

IMG_3133Makeup artists around the world are pushing beauty boundaries.  Creating  new techniques and themes that inspire them to go outside their comfort zones.

One such newsmaker in the field of makeup is India’s celebrity make up artist Kakali Meghani, who is looking at introducing the global trending Swan Eye Makeup in a glamourous  backdrop of a beauty fashion show.

Kakali Meghani has been a popular choice amongst Bollywood divas for their make up in recent times.  So it was only inevitable, she start the trend of something different in the glam industry.

In a recently held press conference, Kakali presented glimpse of her upcoming Fashion event ‘SWAN’.  This concept of make up style originated in Russia with the famous Swan Lake Ballet.

Kakali is confident that this concept will go well with the indian women and the fashion.

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The ‘SWAN’ fashion event will be held on December 5 this year in Mumbai, which will include Indian and Russian models.

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India’s First Children News Service’s Grand Launch in Mumbai

15 Nov

Jackky Bhagnani with Scrappy News service anchors and ReportersDelhi based NGO ‘Going To School’ under the platform of ‘Scrappy Kids’ launched India’s first children News Service called the Scrappy News Service on November 14th. The Scrappy News Service was launched on social video platform YouTube. Its grand launch in Mumbai had many noted guests and celebrities attend the event.

The launch witnessed the presence of actor/ producer Dia Mirza and actor/producer Jackky Bhagnani who were seen interacting with the kids from the Scrappy News Service at the launch.

The Scrappy newsrooms built completely out of scrap cater to the Children’s Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills. Among the newsrooms set up in Mumbai, Bengaluru and across 14 places in Bihar, a list of innovative and interesting activities was planned for the newsrooms in Mumbai.

Says 10-year-old child anchor Dheeraj, “We want to make sure adults sit up and take note of the issues we are addressing and begin to act on the same.”

The Mumbai newsroom has been set up at the scenic Worli Fishing village which the Scrappy team feels is the real Mumbai – what with the sea as the backdrop and the skyscrapers adjacent and of course, the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Along with our scrappy kids we will have Children and Musical Band from Akanksha Foundation, Yuwa Football Team, Mumbai Dabbawala’s, An performance by Dance Out of Poverty Kids and others speaking about the issue ‘No place to play’.

Lisa Heydlauff, Founder, ‘Going to School’ says, “Scrappy means to create something out of nothing to change the way things are. And the good news is that Scrappy News is all good news. It’s about what you can do to make the world a better place. It’s a revolution that says we have no time left, let children lead.”

Padmini Vaidyanathan, Director, ‘Going To School’, “Children’s Scrappy News Service was created to showcase how kids think and how they can help in making the world a better place. It’s a children’s call to action.”Dia Mirza with the Scrappy News service Anchors and Reporters (4)

The Children’s Scrappy News Service launched simultaneously in Bengaluru and Bihar .

 

Teaser of Nawazuddin Siddique’s Monsoon Shootout will have you completely gripped !

14 Nov
monsoon shootoutThe first release date announcement poster of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s much-awaited film Monsoon Shootout was released yesterday and was well received by all. Now the makers of the film have released a crisp yet gripping teaser of the film.
Directed by the award winning director of the short film Bypass, Amit Kumar, Monsoon Shootout stars Nawazuddin Siddique and Vijay Verma in the lead roles. The teaser intercuts between shots of crime and action scenes, giving us the peek into what the film is about. With a gripping line – which says “Ganghor toofani baarish se khatarnak Kya ho sakta hai… Bin mausam barsaat”, the teaser is every bit intense to bring out the thrill element of the film.  
Presented by Moving Pictures and produced by Sikhya Entertainment, Monsoon Shootout will release on 15th December 2017.

Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017

23 Aug
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After two weeks of celebrations and good cinema showcased, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 concluded.  It began on 10th of August amidst great fanfare celebrating Diversity as the theme for the year, the festival had acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha as the opening film and closed with the critically acclaimed romance drama, Shab.
The film stars versatile actress Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht along with Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay amongst others. Shab is directed by seasoned director Onir and produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir. 
 
The film earned rave reviews globally and Raveena Tandon’s performance was lauded by the audience.Raveena Tandon
Shab is a story about broken people on the lookout for a real connection that can lead to happiness. But they look for it in the wrong places. The Screening of the film Shab was attended by Raveena Tandon, Onir, Mitu Bhowmick Lange founder and curator of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 and other dignitaries.

FICCI FRAMES-2017 – Lack of cinema screens, piracy, high ticket prices at multiplexes & new movies on TV reducing the number of footfalls in cinemas houses

29 Mar

Is Bollywood in trouble? Will Hollywood and Regional take over? Is Indian Cinema in any kind of trouble? 

Piracy, high pricing of tickets at multiplexes. lack of cinema screens and new movies being broadcasted on television three months after release have reduced the number of footfalls in the cinemas considerably and was making it difficult to raise the market share.

However, there is good news yet !  The emergence of digital platforms has opened new vistas for monetization for movies. 

Even though regional cinema is being aggressively promoted by state governments by way of various sops, Bollywood  can benefit if we could raise the TV viewing window of new movies to six months instead of the current three months.   Lack of screens in the country and high price of tickets coupled with the fact the audience for Hollywood movies was increasing and giving a tough competition to Hindi cinema.   Models were being worked upon to maintain a balance.    

The solution is simple, we need a strong trade bodies to combat piracy and with the help of committed and passionate producers and stakeholders to push the agenda,  Piracy can be reduced by the cause being championed by effective global leaders who could take the fight ahead.   

Also if all types of cinemas are marketed and given due visibility as is the case with big budgeted films, the audience who are alienated by multiplies as they were removing a certain type of cinema for which there was an audience base, we will experience more footfalls in the theatre.

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The session was moderated by Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios. Participating members were Samir Nair, Group CEO, Balaji Telefilms, Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Suresh Babu, President, Telugu Film Chamber Of Commerce.

 

Mumbai to host first ever India Intimate Fashion Week !

5 Mar

The 1st edition of India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW), conceptualised to bring together the Indian intimate apparel industry is set to emerge as the largest platform for intimate fashion. The landmark event will bring together leading premium Indian and International Lingerie Brands, Lingerie Designers, Lingerie E-Commerce, Lingerie Stylists and Experts, Next-Gen Lingerie Talents, Intimate Wear Bloggers, Sponsors and numerous unique visitors from diverse fields under one roof.iifw-logo

India’s first fashion week (IIFW) dedicated to showcasing the Lingerie and Intimate wear apparel category in India has announced its event  dates . The 1st edition of the coveted fashion extravaganza, IIFW is set to take place from 18th to 19th March at Hotel The Leela in Mumbai.

Niraj Jawanjal, Founder and Director of IIFW, said “The intimate wear industry is amongst the largest industry’s across the world and has grown tremendously in last few years. However, in India, we still consider talking about lingerie and intimate wears as ‘Taboo”. While we are bringing  a revolution  in the field of fashion through IIFW, we would urge people to open about their choices in this segment and ‘#BooTheTaboo’ in India.”

Talking about the opportunity for the Indian intimate  wear industry in a global landscape , he further added “India is undoubtedly amongst the largest potential Intimate apparel market in the world but we still do not have any worthwhile fashion platform that promotes, showcases intimate wear and its related talent. The concept of The India Intimate fashion Week is to provide  a powerful and decisive platform to connect all potential stakeholders – Brands, customers, designers etc. in one place.”, Niraj added.

Amit Pandey, Media Head and Associate Partner, IIFW said “With India Intimate fashion Week, we intend bring alive the most elegant yet unexplored segment of fashion in India. IIFW has already gathered much appreciation from Industry stalwarts’ since it was announced. We are looking  at delivering on the superior expectations through a high impact awareness campaign and stunning event. We look forward to some great participation from the industry this year.”

Speaking about the  thought behind the social media campaign , he further added “Intimate wear and Lingerie fashion is still in its nascent stage in India with communication being limited and constrained. Our social media campaigns #BooTheTaboo and #TheRightCup will be focussed on breaking the mindset barrier and facilitating open conversations around the category.”

To add more to the elegance of IIFW, the 1st edition of India Intimate Fashion Week will be opened by internationally acclaimed designer Mona Shroff and the glam and glitz of the event will be further added by ace designers like Nidhi Munim, Karishma Jumani, Keith Jackson.

Moreover, apart from ramp walk and fashion shows, IIFW will also witness in-depth analysis of Indian Intimate apparel industry from experts from Fibre2Fashion, who is the official Knowledge and Trade partner for IIFW. In addition to that, internationally recognised Fashion and beauty expert Ramez Basmaji will share some great fashion with to the Fashionista’ as an official Fashion consultant.

Glamour is the key quotient of any Fashion show. While the best models in the business will be setting the ramp on fire at IIFW, they will be styled by IIFW’s official style partner ‘Makeup Revolution London’ and promoted by leading Fashion and Lifestyle network ‘ROPOSO’ as official Social Media Network Partner and A&B Digital Marketing as an official Digital partner. Leading online e-commerce ‘Ekatrra’ is the official online fashion partner of IIFW.

Intimacy has always been a part of India since ages, whether it is Khajuraho or the Kamasutra, India has a rich history of Intimate art. To exhibit the same, India’s leading online Art Gallery Artspread.com, will showcase the finest of the Intimate Arts from some of the best artists across India as official Art Gallery partner of IIFW.

OXXY, India’s Largest Healthcare Network which recently launched its Girl Child Development Program where every girl born on OXXY Network will get Rs. 11,000 FD on the name of the Girl Child has associated as the official healthcare partner for IIFW in order to support IIFW and its initiative toward women empowerment.

India Intimate Fashion Week will capture and showcase all segments of the category including lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, and more for both men and women. The event is scheduled to be held from March 18th to March 19th, 2017 in Mumbai.

About India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW):

India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW) is a platform designed to shed a powerful spotlight on all facets of the intimate apparel and personal care industry. The event exposes both emerging and established brands and designers, manufacturers and distributors from India and around the globe, spanning market categories of lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, men’s underwear, swimwear, beachwear, shapewear and more.

India Intimate Fashion Week is also taking immense endeavours to let India speak it’s mind about this world largest industry and become shy-away so that we can involve and nurture the emerging talent in this massive industry to command a bold stand.

For more information on IIFW, visit: http://www.iifw.co.in/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IIFWIndiaOfficial/

Twitter : @IIFWIndia

Roposo: @iifwindiaofficial

Linkedin : https://in.linkedin.com/in/iifw-india-291612109

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/indiaintimatefashion/

Pinterest : https://in.pinterest.com/indiaintimate/

Singer Amika Shail and Actor Dishank Arora launch new season of Diamond Jewellery for LJOW !

20 Feb

This Valentine’s Day Leading Jewelers of the World (LJOW) launched an exciting and exquisite Season of Love Diamond Jewellery collection exclusively at Shoppers Stop’s outlets in Mumbai. The collection of stylish and lightweight designs in gold and diamonds was unveiled at a fashion show this evening at Shopper’s Stop, In Orbit Mall, Malad.

Each piece looks large and solid, but is actually extremely light and easy to wear. The secret? Hollow interiors that are not apparent to the viewer due to special techniques used in crafting. Stylish and lightweight, the pieces are also extremely affordable.

The famous fashion designer Nidhi Jain Kumar – famous for her Indo-Western blend, designed a special collection for the launch. Speaking on the occasion Nidhi said “Valentine is the day of love and truly nothing expresses love better than a diamond.  LJOW wished to commemorate the season with this special collection. The specially designed gowns for the collection are all inspired from the love, passion and talent that have gone in the making of this new collection.”

Singer and actress Amika Shail presented the collection in her melodious voice humming the tune of her song ‘Ittefaqan’ from the upcoming movie Wedding Anniversary. Amika who was the show-starter for the collection said, “The quality of the product is a direct reflection of the quality of the excellent team that LJOW has and I must say that it’s unparalleled and excellent.”

The show-stopper of the evening was the handsome TV star Dishank Arora. Speaking on the occasion Dishank said, “It is a great pleasure to be a part of the collection launch on this special day. The collection is so vibrant and lively that each piece of jewellery speaks to you. I am sure with the new collection and the visually charged up campaign the brand will have a high engagement level and a large tribe of fans.”

Premlata Bagaria, Founder, Proton Communications commented, “Distinguished designs at attractive prices have always been preferred by the discerning Indian customer; the brand has its ear to the ground to understand the pulse of the consumer and convert it into a collection that can satiate this need. Proton communications is proud to partner with this collection launch that is sure to create a buzz. After the festivals and the Wedding Season, Valentine’s Day is yet another important day in our lives. In the US, the day sees maximum sales of jewellery, second only to candies. This can be repeated in India too!”