Sheetal Dabholkar at the music launch of Marathi film, Campus Kutta wearing Devika Sethi dress

Indian television star, Sheetal Dabholkar was seen sizzling wearing designer Devika Sethi’s gorgeous pink skirt and jacket at the musical launch of her Marathi flick, ‘Campus Kutta’ where the actress is playing a role of a journalist. Prathamesh Gaved has produced the movie, which is directed by Sanjiv Kolte.

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Sonam Kapoor seen sassy at the promotion of Bewakoofi Yaan wearing Parul Bhargava’s Mirage

The very Stylish, Elegant and Uber talented Sonam Kapoor was seen in Mirage by Parul Bhargava at the promotion of her upcoming film Bewakoofi yaan.

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The Bollywood diva who is best known for her divergent sense of style and one of a kind eccentric fashion choices looked very chic and sassy in a deep blue crop top and Mid waist tea length skirt designed by Paris Based designer Parul Bhargava, who debuted her collection at Lakme Fashion Week as a part of the gen next designer.

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Madsam Tinzin designer label now on Pernia’s Pop-UP Shop

Delhi based designer label, Madsam Tinzin, known for its fresh and minimalistic Indian Wear has launched its first collection on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop, the one stop online hub for designer wear, according to a company statement.
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Inspired by the varied cultural and design elements of Moroccan architecture, the collection available at the online store is a scintillating combination of, sublime embroidery, vivid colours and intricate fresh patterns in anarkalis, sarees, shararas, kurtas and box pleated salwars.
Tina Bhardwaj, Co-founder and designer, Madsam Tinzin said: “Pernia’s Pop Up Shop is synonymous with the latest trends and quality clothing. It’s a great platform to boost new talent on an international level. Madsam Tinzn is proud to be a part of this online store. It motivates us to work even better”.
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As the name suggests, Madsam Tinzin is the brain child of four young designers from NIFT Mumbai – Madhu, Saumya, Tina and Stanzin. With the sole aim of beautifying women with flattering silhouettes and innovative embroidery, the label approaches to fill the niche of intelligent clothing.
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Relaxed and easy silhouettes form the core of the label. Young, fun and delicate embroidery coupled with a wide variety in the colour palette, the creations of Madsam Tinzin are as invigorated as the four designers themselves.

Sanjjjanaa inaugurates the second outlet of Kalanjali Silks at Malleswaram in Bangalore

After mesmerising women all over with its splendid creations, Kalanjali now brings the magic of its traditionally woven sarees especially for Bangalore saree lovers in and around Malleswaram with the opening of its new showroom at Sri Sai Arcade, 17th Cross, and Opposite Banaganadu Bhavan. According to a statement issued by Kalanjali Silks, the store was inaugurated by famous Kannada actress Sanjjjanaa.

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Kalanjali silks is the preferred destination for customers looking for a distinctive variety in Wedding Sarees, unique variety of Kanjivaram, elegant salwar sets and custom made kids garments available for every budget. A name that reflects tradition at its purest, Kalanjali Sarees are more than just attires for a woman. They are designed to be an extension of her beauty, creations that accentuate her charm, rich fabrics perfectly crafted to enhance her grace. Kalanjali Malleswaram store is all set to wow its customers with the brand new mesmerizing silk collections.
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Commenting on the occasion, Shailaja Kiron, Executive Director, Kalanjali Silks said: “It has been my dream to see every woman in a Kalanjali Saree on her big day and we believe in providing the best for every bride. After the staggering response for our first store in Jayangar, we planned to launch the second store. Bangalore is known for their love for quality and variety when it comes to sarees, and we believe in providing the same to every customer”.

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Kalanjali is a magic that transforms a woman, lends her the gleam of glamour and makes her resplendence outshine the rest. All of which brings us to the fact that this new Kalanjali showroom isn’t just another shopping destination, but a dream. A dream woven with the desire to make magic happen, the desire to bring the best of weaves from across the country, the desire to keep alive a cherished tradition.
Apart from its range of saris, this showroom also brings little ones an array of exclusive kids’ wear, ranging from traditional to smart casuals and a lot more. Kalanjali is indeed happy to be at Malleswaram, and is all set to offer its plethora of creations to the connoisseurs of style and class.

CMO of ShopClues.com Radhkia Ghai Aggarwal, avid reader and fashionista rolled into one

As Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of ShopClues.com, India’s first and fully managed marketplace, Radhika Ghai Aggarwal brings a decade and a half of retail, fashion, lifestyle and advertising background, both off-line and digital space.

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Before embarking on the journey with ShopClues.com, she successfully ran a fashion blog, based out of Silicon Valley with readership in 53 different countries. Radhika has also worked with Nordstrom at its corporate headquarters in strategy planning in Seattle and with Goldman Sachs in its Wealth Management Group in New York and Menlo Park, USA. She started her career with Lintas and ran her own integrated marketing communication firm.
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Radhika has an MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis, Masters in Advertising and Public Relations Management from Devi Ahilya University Indore, and Bachelors in Food & Nutrition from MSU Baroda. She lives in Gurgaon with her family, and is an avid reader and fashionista.

In a freewheeling chat, Radhika speaks about ShopClues.com.
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JM: Can you talk about ShopClues.com?
RGA: ShopClues.com is India’s first and the largest fully managed marketplace. It is fastest growing online market place and has crossed a significant milestone with the e-commerce firm now getting over 35,000 peak orders in a day. The tremendous growth in order flows in a short span of just 24 months has established ShopClues as a pre-eminent player among e-commerce companies in the country. With over nine million monthly visitors on the site and more than 3.5 million products worth Rs 20,000 crore in listed merchandise value, the company has fast emerged as a preferred destination for shoppers.

JM: What is the online ranking the portal is able to grow?
RGA: With major improvements in the user-experience, ShopClues.com has also gained considerably on the Alexa ranking and is currently the 57th most visited site in India (January 2014). The fact that the company has been recognised as a Red Herring Asia Top 100 winner this year only reaffirms that ShopClues is well-positioned for growth in the future.

JM: Can you talk about the evolution of the domain?
RGA: Established in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com follows a customer centric approach to provide the best online shopping experience to its customers – starting from a great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service that customers would have ever experienced. We follow a rigorous merchant approval process to ensure that buyers can be assured on all aspects of product purchase, be it authenticity, quality or the price. The merchants typically are successful retailers or brand owners or authorised dealers who have earned credibility and customer loyalty through years of excellence in building customer experience in the offline environment.
Merchants enjoy the benefit of ShopClues.com’s superior technology, large reach, robust fulfillment processes, reliable payment facility and unmatched marketing expertise. This allows them to focus on what they do the best, bringing the best products to the customer at the best price. ShopClues.com not only helps its merchants reach to a larger market on a reliable platform but also helps increase business multi fold. This is done through a host of business management tools, effective marketing and decision enabling analytics. And last but not the least, the company’s buyer centric approach leads to long term loyalty.
ShopClues.com has over 32,000 registered merchants, including hundreds of popular global brands across categories and delivers to over 12,000 destinations in India. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has close to 500 employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai and Vadodara.

Thatspersonal.com CEO Samir Saraiya: Lingerie sector yet to be explored in India

Lingerie in India seems to be a sector which is yet to be explored, apparently due to a slew of factors such as disoriented supply chains, lack of trial rooms and a feeling of discomfort, while buying it from outside, says the CEO of thatspersonal.com.
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In a tete-a-tete, Samir talks more about the lingerie segment in India. Excerpts:
JM: Why do you feel that the lingerie sector in India is yet to be explored?

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SS: Yes, that is the fact. The reasons why lingerie sector which are yet to be explored is between far and few. Odds like disoriented supply supply chains, coupled with lack of trial rooms and an odd feeling of discomfort among women, while buying it from outside are impacting negatively.
JM: How does thatspersonal.com help?

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SS: We provide our patrons a easy way out to buy their lingerie needs. We pack their orders in a tamper proof plastic bag. What is more, we don’t put any indication of either the product or the name of our website on the packaging box, not only to ensure the complete privacy of the order but also safeguarding the quality and packaging of the order. In fact, thatis personal.com is India’s first personal and intimate product destination. Women could buy both international and local, personal and intimate products, in absolute privacy in a clean and friendly environment. We ship their products in a discrete way.
JM: Can you elaborate more about the concept of thatspersonal.com?

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SS: Lingerie, as the first layer of dressing should be comfortable. Thus, women need to be choosy while buying the lingerie products. They should think of it as a basic wear, which boost their confidencce. This exotic, yet, intimate lingerie collection, which is available in all sizes and vibrant colours at thatspersonal.com is extra-layered, stretchable, sheer and soft yet comfortable.

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Women can then choose something that is casual and on the safe side such as lace, satin or silk. Or, select something more risky such as leather, Lycra, PVC or vinyl. Be careful, PVC is great for the right occasion but only fits well on true sized people. These products are available from global brands like Elegant Moments, Hustler, Klife, Magic Silk, NGalo, Shirley of Hollywood and Spice. The styles which are preferable-in this season being-
JM: Also talk about the brand that are available on thatspersonal.com…

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SS: Chemise is a one-piece undergarment that is the same in shape as a straight-hanging sleeveless dress, which is fitted more closely around the hips, while Corset is a bodice worn to mould and shape the torso. This effect is typically achieved through boning, either of bone or steel. Stockings are close-fitting, elastic garments that cover the feet and legs. Baby  is a typically loose-fitting with an empire waist and thin straps. Last, but not the least are Teddies, an undergarment that resembles the shape of a one-piece bathing suit because it is typically sleeveless, and sometimes even strapless.

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Asia Cup 2014 – Sheena Chohan appears in Tanvi & Pratiti outfit in Dhaka

Bengali siren, Sheena Chohan looked breathtakingly beautiful in The Mardi Gras saree Pure Georgette with raw silk border and sequin from ‘The Purple Sack’ by Designers Tanvi & Pratiti at first day of Asia cup 2014 in Dhaka where she was hosting and presenting the whole event.
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Sheena Chohan is an Artiste with a flair for being natural in front of the camera. Her stylish persona with a dash of oomph makes her a versatile performer, be it playing roles with ease, anchoring for events and carving her own distinct niche when it comes to modeling and advertising commercials/brand campaigns.
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Hailing from the cultural city of Kolkata and winning the beauty pagents well known in the city, acting came to her very naturally and to be in front of the camera became her staple diet. Soon after, she was priviledged to be handpicked by Sushmita Sen to participate in “Miss India Universe -I am She” where she won the “I Am Voice” title for her effortless and expressive connect with the audience. Ever since those days and now when she is a few films old, her passion for camera is still on a roll!
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Sheena has gathered much appreciation as a model with her TVC(s) for brands like Sonia Bravia, Wella, Videocon, V-Guard, Enkay Garden, Dubai Gold and Diamonds and Green Rich Tea. Her first Advert was with Kunal Kohli Productions and has been her stepping stone. Apart from theatre, where she did plays like Shakespeare’s “A midsummer night’s dream”, “Adhe Adhure” with thespian Shyamanand Jalan and “ Ek Mamooli Aadmi” with eminent theatre director Arvind Gaur.
Sheena started her film career with a Malayalam blockbuster “The Train” directed by National Award winning director Jayaraj opposite the south superstar Mammootty.  This Punjabi-Bengali siren has recently done 2 films with Buddhadeb Dasgupta named “Mukti” and “Patralekha” based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Poems.
Vibrant and ecstatic is what Sheena was called when she was chosen as the face and host of the 1st & 2nd Season of BPL- Bangladesh Premier League where she garnered a lot of adulation, appreciation while she connected with the audience and earned the title of “the BPL girl”.  Her recent international film- Ant Story, was a world Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival. She was in the Top 4 Finalists, amongst the Top artists of the country, in the Entertainers connect- LQ Awards2013 Sheena has a long way but she is stepping each stone with Professionalism, respect and great dedication. Indeed a superstar in making!

Madame inspires the fashion lovers to try colours other than red or pink this Valentine’s day on February 14, 2014

Whether you’re out celebrating with friends or having a romantic dinner with your special one, Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to dress up and look great! Madame inspires the fashion lovers to try colours other than red or pink this Valentine’s day, because ultimately dressing right is more important.
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Madame’s exciting range of party dresses come in interesting patterns and colours like electric blue for women who want to look bold yet elegant, red with a touch of gold or a simple black dress, the colour of all seasons. These dresses come with a perfect fit to look your best when you go out with your Valentine.
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Pick the simple and romantic sweetheart neckline dress, a lace blended dress which adds more feminity, a cute dress of net and chiffon to add sensuality or a simple knee length net sleeved dress. Accessorise the whole look with metal studded purse and ballerinas and you are ready for a perfect evening! Availability: All Madame stores. Website: madameonline.com.

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Sheena Chohan sizzles at ‘Glitterati Night’ Musical Show in Dhaka wearing in Rimi Nayak designed gown

Sheena Chohan stuns everyone at at a musical show – ‘Glitterati Night’ to celebrate awards, entertainment, music with wonderful people in Dhaka Bangladesh wearing Rimi Nayak  beautiful Black and white hand batik gown with embroidery on the back with amazing singers Benny Dayal who has given hit numbers like Batameez dil, Aadat se Majboor and Shilpa Rao who has sung amazing songs like Aahatein, Yaariyan, Subhanallah.

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‘Closet Onset’ multi-designer e-commerce portal launched in India

Closetonset.com is a curated design platform that articulates Manisha Aggarwal- Founder and owner ‘s sense of style and love for Designer wear. A passionate curator, Manisha weaves around the principle that Fashion and Luxury will never be old talk and there should be platform for retailing Designer Wear globally. She believes that, “ If beauty was a language and clothes be humans, I bet we would live in a world called Closet”. With this thought in mind she is all set to unveil her digital coliseum to feature the best in fashion under one roof and synthesise – style, innovation and novelty.
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Closet Onset is an e-commerce website celebrating Designer wear from all across the world catering to National and International Buyers. They aim to become a spring for young and vibrant Designers to gain exposure globally and make Designer possessions highly accessible and convenient for fashion lovers. The website offers an eclectic mix of coveted Designer labels like – Anju Modi, AM:PM, Gauri and Nainika, Cue by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Ranna Gill, Raakesh Aggarwal, Varun Bahl, Eshaani Jayaswal,  Anjalee and Arjun, Ridhi Mehra, Surenderi by Yogesh Chouhary, Mahima Mahajan and Peppermint Diva.
Having an urbanized design sensibility and a keen eye for design, Manisha will be fervently selecting Designer and Couture collections for her online portal. Think of metropolitans like New York, Milan, Paris or more earthy cities such as Bhopal, Kanpur or Dehradun. Closet Onset shall be engaging with one and all. It is our aim to provide to them, the kind of luxury that we are lucky to have, at their doorstep and at prices that don’t hurt.
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Launching in the last week of November, the foremost vision of Closet Onset is to make the best of celebrated Designer pret accessible to one and all. Moreover, offer a wide range to help you enhance your wardrobe and make your online shopping experience worthwhile.
Fashion Lover and Shopaholic, Manisha started her career with various jobs and internships with FDCI, renowned designers and various PR Firms. Her love for designing even led her to design for family and friends and she ended up showing at an exhibition at Bridal Asia. Being a young entrepreneur of 23, this is her first independent Fashion venture of starting a Designer e-commerce pret portal and retailing the same globally. She has embarked upon an exciting journey of curating designer wear on her web portal and being able to bridge the gap between Indian Fashion and its availability in remote areas.