ome summer and our eyes long for the azure blue of the high seas and the cool, cool breeze to playfully flirt with the bronze of our skin. And what better way to surf the white waters than to embrace sailor chic or nautical stripes and patterns and take the boat out to the waters or simply sip cocktail by the beach.
The international runways have been flooded with designs that scream nautical, just in time for the well-heeled folk to take off on their exotic beach holidays. While Kenzo combined two trends together for their take on nautical – logo Tees and the classic combination of white and blue, Tanya Taylor went easy on the silhouettes with her nautical inspired collection for resort fashion. With Viktor & Rolf’s ensembles you could easily go from prep school onto your sail boat. Valentino took classy navy shades and brass buttons and put together a look for the elegant dresser. J Crew combined denim hot pants with a blazer to give it a formal look.
Having its early roots in Madame Coco Chanel’s designs, nautical prints and designs seem to be a huge hit among the who’s who of Hollywood. While Liv Tyler can single-handedly lift the trophy for channeling cool elegance, the wild child of fashion, Kate Moss too took to the Breton stripes and paired it with classic denim for a comfort look. While Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has raised the flag high for the nautical trend, Zoe Saldana looked the high street way while shopping for her $50 nautical striped dress.
Wearing horizontal stripes could add to the optical illusion of a broader body type. So tread with caution. You could opt for solid bottoms if you want to wear your stripes on top. To play safe, you could keep your wardrobe colour limited to the classic white and blue. But if colour is more your thing, try stripes in a variety of hues. For a casual, laid-back look, pair a blouse with nautical motifs with blue denims. For a slightly formal looks, you could pull on a navy blazer and throw back a square kerchief around your neck. While choosing the right footwear, men could opt for casual loafers while women could slip on a pair of espadrilles for a completely head-to-toe nautical look. Big, slouchy hand bags look best with this trend and you could get inspired by the colours of the ocean while choosing the right one for you.
So now all you need to do is to plan a perfect picnic on the yacht and sail away. Aye, aye, Captain!
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urily Goel is a name to reckon with in the world of fashion not just because the pint sized designer whips up statement making collections every season but also because she is one of the most favoured designers in Bollywood. Preity Zinta can’t do without her, she has told us in an interview, and there are plenty more who are in awe of her work. In this video chat, Surily Goel talks about the right way of wearing neon, things you must pack when you are heading out on a holiday and lots more.
s the winter climes give way to balmy weather, there is no need to pack your pants away, yet. The world is still going gaga over the layering trend – that seems to transcend season changes as well as geographical boundaries. You can still wear your pants but replace your warm winter tunics for a summer dress.
While this not so run-of-the-mill trend is proving to be extremely popular with bloggers, celebrities too seem to have given in to their allure. Emma Watson turned heads at the Golden Globe Awards this year when she made a grand entrance in a Christian Dior dress, open at the back and paired with black trousers – a look that was a spectacular combination of demure and edgy.
Jessica Biel and Zoe Kravitz incorporated the sheer trend into their ensembles, while Kareena Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz wore front-open dresses with bottoms. Deepika Padukone’s Naeem Khan crop top and trousers with a flowy skirt-train was refreshingly different from all the gowns galore at the IIFA awards.
Given the edginess of the ensemble, to style it right could be a tad difficult. But once mastered, it will win you brownie points from your fashion-forward friends. To escape the onslaught of a chilly office environment, pair a smart shirtdress over slim-fit trousers. A sheer maxi dress worn with distressed skinny jeans exudes a rocker-boho vibe and is perfect for a music festival under the stars.
And for those who are willing to experiment, Arjun Saluja designed an interesting skirt-over-trouser combo for Autumn Winter, 2013. But if it’s not your cup of tea, try pairing a high-low skirt with faux leather pants and a crop top for an edgy take on this trend.
So if you are the kind who likes to wear the pants in your everyday life, this trend is a must-try. One word of advice — Never say never!
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he best of Bollywood swear by him for their red carpet outings and he can never be too far from glamour and glory. In a career spanning over a decade, Rocky S has not only become synonymous with glamour and edge but has also established himself as a designer who does not follow norms. From muses such as Bipasha Basu and Sushmita Sen to dressing international stars like Beyonce Knowles, he has done it all, and in this video, he talks, what else, but fashion!
f you liked watching Pyaar Ke Side Effects, you are going to love its long-due sequel even better. This hilarious comedy about marital woes stars Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar as a married couple desperately trying to rekindle the spark in their romance and make their marriage work. While Farhan is back to his casual avatar after a drastic makeover for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Vidya leaves her traditional sarees behind to slip into smart western wear.
While relationship woes have been part and parcel of everyday life, the film offers a fair share of fun moments too as the couple discovers the ups and downs of marital life.
Farhan plays Sid, a DJ who is coming to terms with the routine of married life. His wardrobe mainly consists of graphic printed Tees and casual shirts paired with chinos and shorts.
Vidya plays Trisha, a modern homemaker and a new mum. Her hemlines hover around her knees, and her wardrobe has plenty of shirtdresses along with her trademark stack of bangles. Vids’ character is also seen taking it easy at home, lounging around in her printed pyjama sets, exuding a cool vibe.
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