Monica, Rajeev Malik launch flagship store ‘DOR’ in Delhi

Designer duo, Monica and Rajeev Malk launched their flagship store, ‘DOR’ at Anupam Garden, Country Club Road, Sainik Farm in Delhi. Entrepreneurs Kitty Kalra, Bela Madan and Bollywood actor Padmini Kolapure stole the show by wearing the designer duo’s collections, according to a company statement.

Rajjev Malik Padmini Kolhapure Monica Malik

The glitteratis who have attended the soiree where Entrepreneur Ramola Bachhan, Guneeta Dhingra, Artist Nupur Kundu, Entrepreneur and Designer Vandy Mehra, Model Amanpret Wahi, Fitness trainer Vesna Jacob, Entrepreneur Ala Madhu, Author Kusum Sawhney, Designer Nikita Tondan, Fashion Desinger Preeti Ghai, Make up Expert Meenakshi Dutt just to name a few.

Monica and Rajeev Malik said: “Making people stylish is their passion. Playing with fabric has always been inspiring. They believe ,Velvet would be a big hit among fashion connoisseur in 2014 so you would find use of rich velvets, Sheer nets, king khab in most of my creations which are fine amalgamation of modern with a traditional and regal flavour.”
Monica and Rajeev’s collection included an assortment of Anarkalis with heavy dupattas in different hues. Their selection exuberated gorgeous brocade patchwork, time-honoured zardozi work and classic Swarovski detailing. The whole collection is paraphernalia of beautiful fabrics like heavy weight silks and velvets.
Monica and Rajeev’s collection reflects the charisma of today’s woman who is very modern yet proud of her ethnicity. Their collection strikes the perfect balance between modernity and traditional values. They stuck to the traditional colours of wine red, deep purple, midnight black and forest green with a dash of blue, gold and pink.

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Dipali Sarin, Sunayana Chibba team up to exhibit ‘My Best Friend and Me’ Season 3 at The Lalith in Delhi

It was the perfect ceremony when curator, stylist and makeup artist Dipali Sarin, event promoter Sunayana Chibba and event management company Tab events teamed up together and exhibited India’s first exclusive accessories trunk show, MY BEST FRIEND AND ME season 3, at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi.
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The guests sported at the event were Promila Bahri, Renu Hussain, Nelofer Currimbhouy, Anu Kant Dubey, Puja Bahri, Gaurav Jagatani and Ritika, Priya Jain, Sangita Gupta, Bipasha Sen Gupta, Bhavna Minocha, Sunaiana Malhotra, Kanchan Kapur, Amrita Verma,  Ashwani pai Bahadur, Renu Hussain, Anu Kant Dubey, Payal Verma Munjal to name a few.
Guests were seen shopping a variety of lifestyle products as the exhibition showcased an assortment of exclusive lifestyle products from fashion accessories like cocktail earrings, statement neck pieces, bracelets, cuffs, beaded handbags, shoes, clutches, to young and trendy styles in Indian and western clothing along with  an eclectic mix of contemporary home accessories and Linen.
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Dipali said: “Over the years we have witnessed an increasing demand and an emerging need for exclusive statement pieces in any category of lifestyle products…be it jewellery to clothing or any home decor accessory..! The idea of doing MY BEST FRIEND & ME was to address this increasing demand’. We at MY BEST FRIEND & ME have plans to take this concept to other cities in North India like Chandigarh, Ludhiana etc.”

The Exhibition showcased a variety of styles and brands under one roof. Some of the leading brands participating are Curio Cottage, Malaga, Confusion and Crimson from Mumbai and Rose Tree and Tokree from the royal ladies of UP and Jaipur.

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.

A Photo Feature:

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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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Designer Devika Sethi unveils ‘Holi’ collection

Designer Devika Sethi has launched a special colour infused line inspired by the festival of colours – Holi.

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The collection comprises stylish white kurtas which people generally love to wear on this festival. She has also infused interesting embroidery of Gujarat on it.

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You can pair them with jeans or leggings and they ll just make u look perfect this festive. Price Range – Rs 4,000 – Rs 40,000. Availability: Gyans and Studio Devika sethi :

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Plot No. 10, Block 2, basement, Eros Garden Charmwood Village, Surajkund, Faridabad.
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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.

Fusion Beats launch Spring-Summer 2014 Collection – Gypsies

Fusion Beats from the house of 109°F, one of the leading Ethnic wear brand has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection-‘Gypsies’, highlighting the gypsy in every person who is always in need of change and adventure. While gypsies haven’t had the greatest reception amongst modern day society, their bold and eye-catching fashion cannot be denied, and the Fusion Beats’ Spring/Summer 2014 Collection showcases a beautiful representation of clothing that combines gypsy-inspired styles with modern day touches.
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Speaking of this collection, Radhesh Kagzi, President of Fusion Beats said: “We all have a gypsy in us and gypsy is a person who seeks the next best thing in any life situation. This collection can be a one stop solution for all that one has ever wanted. This unique collection derives from the reference to multiple layers, patterns and head-to-toe covered clothing that gypsies have been known to wear”. The ‘Gypsies’ Spring/Summer 2014 Collection starts from Rs 899 onwards.

Lakme Fashion Week 2014: Mayyur R Girotra to introduce ‘Salma Sitara’ SS’14 collection reviving 50’s fashion

One of the very renowned designer, Mayyur R Girotra is all set to launch and exhibit his classic ‘Salma Sitara’ SS’14 collection at LFW 2014. The concept behind this grand collection is 50’s and 60’s fashion wherein our grandmothers used to make use of it.
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Designer Mayyur is reviving the whole concept with a modern twist in it. Mayyur says: “This time my collection is going to be very unique and extraordinary in comparison to my previous stuff. It’s inspired from grandmother’s wardrobe. I have made use of very classic embellishments on my designs. I am sure audiences are going to love them. Moreover, I am delighted to show my designs at LFW, being one of the best fashion weeks we have and this is my second season at it. I am looking forward to much more fashion, fun and uniqueness this season”.
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The collection consists of sarees, Jackets, Anarkalis etc. Colours used are very bright and eye catchy Fuchsia pink, orange, lime green, red etc. Embellishments used are sequence, Aari work, pure Tilla, mix of patch and mirror work.
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Weaving together the threads of extravagance and expert design, Mayyur Girotra pushes the envelope of high fashion as he concocts a diverse collection of Indian bridal couture that is truly fit for Kings. A rapidly emerging couturier, Mayyur breaks free from conventions and rules to spell magic with his work in Indian festive dressing. Be it a girdled fishnet skirt with an embellished corset blouse or asymmetrical embroidered coats paired with pencil trousers.
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Deeply guilty of being involved in a long love affair with fine art and designing, Mayyur takes inspiration from the vibrant hues of Indian weddings and lends the bride a special glow. Following in the footsteps of his mother Riimple, Mayyur launched his label in 2009 and in this little time has quickly grown as a custodian of Indian textiles and embroidery.

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The designer is devoted to lending Indian couture a new chic statement –imbuing a touch of royal blue to the essence of all his outfits. Sensual gowns in the finest chiffon, graceful flowing anarkalis with impeccably intricate thread work and gorgeous Victorian jackets in opulent reshum and zardozi adaptations – the collection rivets on a harmonious amalgamation of Victorian ideas with Indian sensibilities.
A deep study of the architecture as well as thread work in the royal destinations of India, such as City Palace Jaipur, Amir Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and more has greatly influenced the outcome of his irresistible gowns and stunning lehengas. He also designs trendy chunky accessories every modern woman would aspire to wear!
Having been part of several successful platforms such as Lakme Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, Dubai Bride Show, Blenders Pride Fashion Week, Kolkata Fashion Week and many more, Mayyur has also had the honour of being picked by Maharaj Narender Singh, son in law of the late Maharaja Bhawani Singh of Jaipur, to redesign the official uniform for the Royal Polo Team of India. Not only did he work his magic on the Polo T-shirts, Mayyur also designed for the team formal breeches and achkans which may be worn off the field with exquisite style and panache. Mayyur preserves style and taste as he nips and tucks for today’s bride who desires comfort, class and most importantly, culture.
Price Range – Oufits – Rs 18,000 onwards, Accessories – Rs 4,500 onwards, Website – mayyurgirotra.com. Availability: D-19,First floor, Defence Colony,Ring road New Delhi-110024. Contact no +91-11-40624130/9873713737, 344/3,Basement floor, main road Lado Sarai, Qutub Road, Delhi110030.
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Sheena Chohan steals the show at Asia Cup 2014 in Dhaka

Bengali siren, Sheena Chohan stole the show at the Asia Cup 2014 in Dhaka. Here is the photo feature….

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Day 1 – Sheena looks stunning in Mardi Gras Saree by Designers Tanvi & Pratiti from ‘The Purple Sack’ . She pulled off this look with a neat bun and gave a very professional look.
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Day 2 – Sheena Chohan,  yet again killed the 2nd day wearing HARSH HARSH net green saree and abstract print monochrome blouse by designer Harsh Gupta. She looked so elegant & graceful wearing this six yards of saree. Her look was well appreciated in Bangladesh at Dhaka.
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Day 3 – Sheena wears Bengali typography green jacket by Designer Rimi Nayak which made her look smart and sensuous. She pulled off with a puff and high pony.
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Day 4 – Gorgeous Sheena Chohan in HARSH HARSH yellow net saree with silver shimmer blouse by designer Harsh Gupta at Asia cup 2014, where she is presenting and hosting the whole event! She adorns 60’s look with side hairstyle and beautiful yellow flower on it. She is signifying the joy of spring, celebrating the festive month of Rituraj basanto.
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Day 5 – Diva Sheena Chohan in Rimi Nayak Draped orange with alphabetic prints on it at day 5th of Asia cup 2014 In Dhaka, Bangladesh where she is hosting and presenting the event. She pulled off this look with a side braid and coral lips.
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Day 6 – Sheena Chohan in HARSH HARSH gorgeous purple & pink gown by Designer Harsh Gupta at Asia cup 2014 where she is hosting & presenting the whole event!

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She finished off the look with matte dark maroon lipstick, side bun & hoop earrings.

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.