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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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Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 -celebrating a six time win for India at this pageant!

18 Nov
“The feeling is still sinking in and am very excited of doing India proud.   I’m looking forward to the year ahead.” says India’s Manushi Chillar winner of the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant.  manushi-chhillar-parents-
Manushi further expressed, “My parents have  been a constant pillar of support and having them here tonight has only brought me more strength and joy.  My final answer came instantly as an ode to my loving mother who has stood her ground with  her unwavering belief in me!”

This svelte Indian beauty is the sixth  winner  of the title since Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000 and previous to that Yukta Mookhey, Diana Haydon, Aishwarya Rai and Reita Faria were the winners of the title.  All of who and other dignitaries and celebrities came forward to express their delight and congratulate Chhillar on her win.

Chhillar 20, is a medical student from Haryana.  She is born to doctor parents and has  studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

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Chhillar competed against 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China.

Chhillar was handed the crown by last year’s winner, Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico, at the ceremony. Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico finished as runners-up.

According to Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.

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

23 Aug
With the team
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.

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/

L G Production to release 5 marathi film on a single day in February 2017.

14 Dec

L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films announces 5 film, 5 shows in 5 theatres coming February 2017.

Marathi film industry comes with  a first and bringing you this festival is L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films who have taken the challenge to produce ‘DHURAPI’, ‘SAVAL’, ‘KUMBHARWADA DONGARI’, ‘SWAMI’, ‘EK CUTTING CHAI 1/2’ at a single time.

26th February, on the occasion of Mr. Sadanand (Pappu) Lad’s birthday, 5 films are coming to win your hearts in February. These various topics and classic masterpieces are coming in the theatres near you

1) The film ‘DHURAPI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Shashikant Tupe.

Written By : Pro. Devdatta Husale.

 

2) The film ‘SAVAL’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Bhagwan Das.

Written By : Pradeep Mhapsekar.

 

3) The film ‘KUMBHARWADA DONGARI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Sadanand Lad & Shashikant Tupe.

Written By : Sadanand Lad.

 

4) The film ‘SWAMI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Ankur Lad & Ramesh Surve.

Written By : Sadanand Lad.

 

5) The film ‘EK CUTTING CHAI 1/2’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Jay Tari.

Written By : Jay Tari.

 

Kaveta Chaudhry directs Baba Ramdev in Yog Yatra. To air on Sony TV 1st, May

29 Apr

There is a buzz around  the soon to release  ‘ YOG YATRA ‘, a biopic on the life of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his close friend Acharya Balkrishna.  In this film you will find Baba Ramdev donning  the actor’s garb shooting, rehearsals, riding the bike  enacting  his life journey of before being acknowledged as the Yoga Guru and becoming a global icon.

The promo has already garnered great excitement and curiosity among the business and film industry for the nature of its biopic. It is a 90-minutes film, but very meticulously showcases the life and evolution of Baba Ramdev and how he aspires to transform the life of people with yoga and ayurveda.

The film is written and directed by Kaveta Chaudhry and will be aired on Sony TV in a special screening on the 1st of May.  Promo link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgsE0cMYTcI

Kaveta spent months researching for the film and even while shooting, it was a revelation and rewriting of the scripts to bring to life the real episodes which created the legends.

Yog Yatra Poster 1Yog Yatra came to me with Acharya Balkrishnaji’s call for making a film on their institution, its foray of activities. I convinced them to expand the scope to including the vision behind Patanjali while including their activities. Then began my research in knowing Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna and revisiting their junctions in life…” says Kaveta Chaudhry.  ” The film showcases through the example of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna that how by carving their own path & choosing to be who they are, both achieved global success!   The film also attempts to free us from the prevalent education system from marks orientation to an all round development that gives the strength to deal with different shades of life – with ease, joy and glory !”

Acharya Balkrishna shares ” We had seen Kaveta’s work during the making of a public service spot.  Also her past work profile resonates sensitivity combined with creative intuition which is very important in making a film of such nature.  When we look back, her passion and flair for story telling makes us glad she was a part of our journey forward.”

Kaveta Chaudhry (Writer Director ).pngKaveta Chaudhry gained popularity in the 90s for her TV series Udaan on Doordarshan. Actor-Director-Producer of this series, Kaveta Chaudhry essays the role of  Kalyani Singh who struggles through her journey to be an IPS Officer. The series was widely appreciated by the public, media and film fraternity as it was a first of its kind Indian tv series on woman empowerment.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTvlSglmGw8

Much before this, her role of the protagonist Lalitaji in the Surf advertisement set her apart as a thinking and independent woman.  To date she remains etched in the memories of the public as a figure to reckon with.

Watch the journey of a Yogi who reached Zenith. Watch some unknown facets of the lives of Swami ji and Acharya ji. A real documentary film on SONY at 7:30 am and 9am on May 1st, 2016.

 

#FAME : makes way for the heart stopper this wedding season !

5 May

Nachiket Barve, ace fashion designer tells you how to in his ‘Master Class’ exclusively on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle

If it has been that perpetual dilemma for you about what to wear for your best friend’s wedding, you need not worry anymore, thanks to Ace Fashion Designer Nachiket Barve. The fabric master when it comes to female dressing is here on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle (India’s first and only video fashion magazine) with an exclusive ‘Master Class’ for you wherein he reveals four fabulous ways of sizzling yourself at your best friend’s wedding! How to Dress For Your Best Friend’s Wedding by Nachiket BarveLakmé School of Style, India’s first fashion video magazine has a host of more such videos, to help you with your fashion fix, available on YouTube, Facebook, Daily Motion and WeChat.

Hey and it’s not just about a one-off day dressing. Nachiket deals in detail as he informs and explores four dashing ways of killing it – from the Cocktail Party to the Wedding Reception to the Mehendi Soiree, to the day after – the Post Wedding Brunch! Nachiket is all set to bring the best out in you on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle.  Ever wondered, or did so each time when it came to dressing for a Cocktail Party? Nachiket says choose colours that emphasize your Indian skin. “Look glamorous yet be comfortable. Wear gowns that stand out and add chiffon.”

Similarly, Nachiket has loads on lehengas and dupattas when it comes to the wedding reception. How to mix colours and match wears, how to look classic and how to look like a princess.

So what would you wear for a mehendi soiree? Nachiket solves your problem. He guides you with loads of options which surely are light and hands free!

And on the day of that special brunch, Nachiket will surprise you with shorts and bikini tops. Yeah he’s got some special combinations on sundowners.

As #LSOS Editor-In-Chief and fashion icon Karan Johar endorses, Nachiket’s Master Class will ensure that Dulhan ki saheli will no longer look like the dulhan!