Torn, tattered, but oh-so-hot!

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whether it has those little snips around the knees or large skin-showing patches, distressed denim is on everybody’s fashion radar right now. Now those prim and proper jeans have become a passé since the torn distressed denims have replaced them. This season designers have communicated that distressed is the new chic when it comes to denims. Design houses like Rachel Zoe, Alice and Olivia, Diesel, Rachel Comey, Nicole Miller and BLK DNM have had models walk in worn and beaten-up denim with high heels on their runways and we have majorly fallen for this uber chic trend!

Not only are they favoured by the designer lot, celebrities all over the world have been spotted wearing distressed denims. There’s Rihanna, Neha Dhupia, Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone, Dino Morea, Shah Rukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Masaba Gupta, Kangna Ranaut, Anushka Sharma, Gwen Steffani, Halle Berry and Rihanna who have been rocking this all new distressed phenomenon.

There’s a distressed pair for everybody. All you need to do is style it according to your personality.

Replace your regular jeans with a distressed pair. Those who think that this trend is only for teenagers don’t know what a pair of heels can make distressed denims look like. Teaming heels with it will add dollops of chic to your look. Plus points if you paint your pout with a bright lip colour!

Go rocker chic by pairing boots and tartan shirt with your distressed pair. You can either wear a loose braid along with the look or make a top knot. Don’t forget to paint those nails black.

Guys! Show your carefree tough side by wearing distressed jeans instead of those boring plain ones. Stack studded bracelets to add character.

If you want to play safe then just team a white Tee or shirt with a distressed pair of jeans. The look will be somewhere between simple and rugged and will turn out to be a perfect casual look!

To sum it up, the plain skinny jeans is a passé this season. Go for the distressed one to make a statement.

 IMAGE CREDITS: Mommynoire.com, Highheelconfidential.com and Denimdaily.com

Look! Here’s Lisa!

with traffic halting looks and a fantastic screen presence, the statuesque Lisa Haydon captures every man’s imagination. I am eagerly awaiting her next release, Queen, but before that, I have a video for all of you, which was shot at the India Resortwear Fashion Week in Mumbai, with the lady herself. Known for her impeccable sense of style, Lisa talks about her personal style in this video.

Here are Lisa’s top fashion picks.

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Bal-ancing act!

although he doesn’t need any introduction, I somehow always end up describing him as the man who creates dreams on the ramp. Many women I know consider marriage only because they want to be a Rohit Bal bride, dressed in all his finery. This time when I met Gudda (for that’s what he’s called by the industry) at his Defence Colony store in Delhi, we got talking about the city he has called home for decades and one that has lent a distinct character to his creations. Delhi and Bal go hand in hand, and in this video chat, he tells all about why the capital fuels a designer’s mind.

And here’s part two of the interview.

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Bollywood Fridays – Total Siyappa

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the Ali Zafar-Yami Gautam starrer ‘Total Siyappa’ releases today. After a long time we have a comedy to look forward to. ‘Siyappa’, a Punjabi term that means ‘everything went wrong’ is really pushing us to watch the film. It will be fun to watch Yami in another romantic comedy after Vicky Donor and the irresistible Ali Zafar is certainly a bonus! We have a feeling that this small budget film will be a huge success at the box office!

Here’s what the lead stars have worn in the movie and we show you how you can shop these looks from us.

 

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Trendy Thursdays – Cropped Jackets

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the gloomy winter season requires more attention to styling than summers and this winter,  the answer to staying chic in the chill is cropped jackets. All things cropped have lead jackets too to get shortened a tad bit. Design houses like J Brand, Holmes and Yang, Christian Dior, Thakoon, Chanel, Roland Mouret and Kenzo have rocked their Autumn/Winter runways with midriff-flaunting cropped jackets. Sure the trend is here to stay!

Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Shilpa Shetty, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and many more celebrities have been spotted nailing this trend. Notice how Kim’s waist line looks a tad bit slimmer because of her open cropped jacket. So those who think this trend is only restricted to petite frame got to think again!

Since the trend is a definite try this season, we tell you how to style cropped jackets.

Cropped jackets go well with everything from pencil fit as well as A-line silhouettes. Just avoid pairing it with anything which is slouchy on top as it might gather around the neckline when worn with a cropped jacket.

Channel biker chic with cropped moto jackets. You can turn a pencil dress into a casual day by simply adding a pair of flat boots and a cropped jacket!

Hide excessive flab on top by layering a cropped jacket with your ensemble. The trend can be a major cheat sheet for women who are heavy on top. Cropped jacket will also make you look slimmer around the waist.

You can also wear long tops with cropped jackets. The high low silhouette adds depth to the look and takes attention away from the waist.

So take a break from those bulky long jackets and channel chic with cropped jackets this winter when it’s not severely cold. They are also perfect for Spring. So hooray!

Expertspeak: Kolkata based designer Sayantan Sarkar says, “The most wearable trend, cropped jacket is a modern classic and it’s back in demand. It is a stylishly subtle way of adding layers during the chilly winters and can be an alternative for knitwear. They are a smart choice for both work and play. Cropped jackets can be layered over everything from cigarette pants to maxis for evening wear and with a safe pair of jeans by the day. Whether the jacket is printed or has contrast sleeves, it makes the perfect statement when worn over fitted clothing.”

IMAGE CREDITS: Glamchack.com, Bp.blogspot.com, Feminiya.com, Stylebistro.com and Highheelconfidential.com