Style Check: Vogue Beauty Awards 2014

The Vogue Beauty Awards 2014 spotted the best of A-listers putting their best fashionable foot forward. The star studded event went by in a flash, not before leaving fashion aficionados on a high.  To break down the best of the best, Jabong Online Shopping selected the top scintillating beauties at the fashion extravaganza.

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Stealing the thunder from the ladies was the suave Siddharth Malhotra, who looked absolutely dapper in an Armani suit. The Bollywood heartthrob won ‘Beautiful Man’ award. Kangana Ranaut enthralled the audience, looking resplendent in a Namrata Joshipura creation. She donned a sheer, embellished skirt, with a bikini style floral printed top, with elegant cut-out detailing. Adding yet another feather to her cap, she won the ‘Beauty of the Year’ award. Well-deserved, indeed! Parineeti Chopra walked away with the ‘Flawless Face of the Year’ award, looking absolutely ravishing in a wide-legged Dior jumpsuit.

Newbie Kriti Sanon won the ‘Face to Watch Out For’ award, as she attended the show wearing a striped dress from Dior’s Spring 2014 collection. Stripes are in vogue this season, so emulate Kriti’s look with similar dresses on our collection of women clothing at Jabong! The length of the midi dress was definitely a deal-breaker for us.  Twinkle Khanna won the ‘Timeless Beauty’ award, looking every inch of a timeless diva, in a gorgeous black-white chain-link print wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg. Black pumps, box clutch and a diamond necklace completed her captivating appearance.

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Shilpa Shetty wore a Monisha Jaising Couture gown, teaming it up with a bouffant ponytail, funky matching nail-art and sparkly diamond earrings. Huma Qureshi impressed us with an Amit Aggarwal gown, finishing off with dramatic eye make-up. The sexy Lisa Haydon, who won ‘Breakthrough of the year’ award, donned a nude Gabriella dress, teaming it with a Gucci bag.

Wearing the black and gold Monisha Jaising Couture dress perfectly was Aditi Rao Hydari! The doe-eyed beauty stole the limelight, by complementing her dress with dark red lips, classic black pumps and side-swept hair. The ‘Fresh Face’ winner was ‘The Lunchbox’ heroine Nimrat Kaur, wearing a Shehlaa gown with net details. Finishing off her look with retro-style make-up and hair-do, she failed to impress overall.

Got any favourites that we missed? Give us a shout-out! We would love to hear your thoughts!

Edited by: Karishma Kambo

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Jabong Online Fashion Week- the First Online Shop-Able Fashion Week!

Jabong has always focused on bringing the best of fashion, and reaching out to maximum customers. Jabong Online Fashion Week was initiated with the aim of opening doors for the next generation of fashion designers and aspiring artistes, and make designer clothes accessible to the fashionable audience. It is also touted to be the world’s first online shop-able fashion week, that will help customers to shop the look at Jabong Online Shopping, while watching the show! Thus, in ‘zero time’, the latest designer collection would be accessible to millions of people anywhere, on-the-go!

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JOFW opened its doors for applications from artistes across four broad categories- designers, models, fashion photographers, hairstylists and make-up artists. The event received an overwhelming response, with thousands of entries under all categories. Also, JOFW will be launching the first ever, Fall Festive collection consisting of pret-a-porter and party designs. It will demonstrate themes like Graphic Story, Black and White- Opart and Bohemian Looks.

The panel of eminent jury, will not only groom the shortlisted participants, but also declare the deserving winner on the final day. The key jury members include prominent names like super-model, Carol Gracias, show director, Rashmi Virmani, and hair and make-up artist, Samantha Kochhar. The coveted event also roped in Yami Gautam as one of the key mentors of this beautiful spectacle, offering them rigorous training sessions and personalized grooming tips. The list of mentors includes:

After a grueling brain-storming session, the jury has shortlisted 20 models, 15 designers and 5 winners each in the hair-makeup and photographer categories. The winners would receive merchandises from Revlon, Philips and Ziveg as goodies, and also get a potential opportunity to work with India’s leading online fashion and lifestyle store, Jabong.com!

The fashion extravaganza has tied up with NDTV Good Times, their media partner who will telecast the event on-air in a three episode series. Other eminent names attached to the event are radio partner 92.7 Big FM, Philips (official hair styling partner), Revlon (official make-up partner) and Ziveg.com (accessories partner).

Follow all the riveting action on the official site- www.iofw.com!

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Hey Lady, Come Flirt With Skirts!

Hemlines have held their own, over the years, according to the seasonal trends. In the 1900s, it was floor-sweeping gowns, in the ’20s and 30’s, they slightly crept upwards, and then came the mini skirt hemline in the ‘60s. Today, in 2014, we look back at inspirational hem-lines that are our personal favourites!

"Drop Waist Skirt"

Elegant Drop-waist skirts promise an inherent ladylike retro glamour. The silhouette is refreshingly versatile to befit prom Gatbsy-like parties, as well as for an interview look. Your upcoming lunch date with your beau is calling for the pink drop-waist skirt, paired with a sleeveless white blouse, and your favourite pair of nude platforms- amazing is the word! Go all-white in your drop-waist look, because its unapologetically cool and ultra-modish!

"Hi Low Hemline Skirt"

Hi-low hemline skirts, also known as mullet skirts can be styled in myriad ways. Flaunt your wild side with a sexy crop top, paired with your red-hot hi-low skirt. Add that fun twist to your skirt with a bright metallic belt for a crazy night out. For a casual lunch date, opt for the playful beige hi low maxi skirt from Femella during your Jabong shopping online spree. Complement the loose flair of the flowy skirt with a fitted top to accentuate the sensuality.

"Sheer Skirt"

If you aren’t yet caught in the sheer-hemmed jazz, it’s time you embrace your femininity with sheer skirts. Reveal a flash of ankle or play peek-a-boo with your thighs, leaving room for imagination. The all-white dramatic white sheer detail look might be the best way to unveil that leg! Channel your inner Princess with sheer tea-length skirts from the collection of Skirts for Women at Jabong, for a chic retro feel. The skirt allows you a little more leverage on the top, with a sexy halter top, for a risqué look.

Show us your style chops by sending in pictures of how you would reinvent these skirt trends!

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India Couture Week: Bold and Beautiful

The India Couture Week was a collaboration of design aesthetics and Indian treasures, with a new-age interpretation by India’s most renowned couturiers. As fashion seamlessly blended with Bollywood, Jabong.com brings you a round-up of the best looks presented by the country’s most celebrated designers.

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Sabyasachi, known for mixing splendor with art in his creations, gave the fashion extravaganza a bright beginning in the opening show.  In his innovative fashion, he recreated the interior of a vintage luxury railway train bound for Ferozabad, complete with passengers, sleeping berths and a dining carriage. The line was subtle, subdued and elegant, which is what the renowned designer is well-known for.  The exquisite collection consisted of tulles, embellished poplin kurtas, Katha reinforced banarasi bandghalas, and a generous spread of crystals, juxtaposed with shades of soft pinks, creams, mints and a bright pop of red. The vintage-meets-hipster print gave a Parisian feel to the collection.

"Collage of Varun Bahl"

Varun Bahl presented ‘Indian Moderne’ with his latest collection to couture wear using sheer panels, ruffles and soft delicate shades of mustards mixed with greys. His range included anarkalis, lehengas, saris ideal for cocktail and party wear, with sharp silhouettes with mesh sleeves, linear cuts and fitted dresses. The monotone outfits detailed with soft 3d ruffles, cutwork embroidery with hits of zardori, were traditional to the core.

"Collage of Manish Arora"

Manish Arora, who is known for psychedelic colours and kitsch motifs, truly set the benchmark high with his quirky interpretation at the couture week. His collection titled ‘Kaleidoscope’, was  inspired from Italian castles, Japanese crafts to royalty. He put together a gamut of shades of gold, geometric and futuristic patterns to enchant the spell-bounded audience, maintaining his famed edgy and global style.  The opening dress with a plunging neckline, an embroidered lehenga skirt, and ensembles of Japanese craft ‘Temari’ stole the show.

"Collage of Gaurav Gupta"

Following him was Gaurav Gupta, who took inspiration from the Greek Goddess, Nyx, for his breath-taking collection. Models sashayed down the runway in warm tones of blue, cream, gold and red. The dreamy assortment ranged from one shoulder dresses, cocktail sarees with tulle frills, along with

lehengas, cigarette pants, sheer capes and tops with mesh panels. Emulate the mystical looks with the Jabong online shopping dresses collection. The show-stopper of the show was the ever-graceful Shraddha Kapoor, in a cream and gold embroidered strapless gown, with a long cape and chic structured collar. A sophisticated stop-knot, smoky eyes and nude lips, finished her gorgeous look on the ramp.

"Collage of Manish Malhotra"

It was finally time for the most anticipated designer Manish Malhotra to showcase his couture collection! Titled ‘Portraits’, it captured the essence of a lavish and bling studded nuptial affair, with plenty of heavy zari embroidered bridal ensembles, hand crafted to perfection. Models clad in gold dust ensembles with abundance of mirror and gota embroidery, in a dimly lit ramp set-up. In comparison, the men’s range fared better, with elaborate fusions on fitted bandhgalas and sherwanis, with plain black velvets as well as ornate foliage patterns. A usual in a Malhotra show, Bollywood stars like Huma Qureshi, Urmila Matondkar, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Alia Bhatt walked the ramp for him.

"Collage of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers"

Dusky beauties Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada Singh ensured a fitting finale to the haute couture week.  It was a grand spectacle of Hollywood glamour with Chitrangada sashaying down the ramp as Marilyn Monroe to the tunes of the famous song, ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.’ Donning a Gauri & Nainika one-shoulder gown, with a glittering diamond choker necklace and chunky diamond bracelets, the diva looked absolutely resplendent. It was a glittering finish with black sequined gowns, blingy diamond necklaces, emerald and ruby-studded earrings, along with elaborate gold chokers.

 

Images courtesy: mumbaiboss.com, indianweddingsite.com, indiatoday, vogue

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Meet India’s Most Fashionable Business Tycoons!

Who says good looks and brilliance don’t go hand in hand? With such good looks and savvy business acumen, it’s hard to ignore their irresistible charm. Here’s our round-up of the most stylish CEOs in India!
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Aditya Mittal
The son of the steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, may be known for his lethal calculating entrepreneurship skills, but there is much more than this baby-faced Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal. He calls all the right hosts when it comes to his sartorial sensibilities. His choice of suits and ties,  reflect subtle simplicity with total panache, which defines his perfect fashion sense. Rubbing shoulders with superstars, celebrities, business honchos, models, yet is still his down-to-earth class and gentlemanly self. We don’t know about you, but Jabong is totally sold on him!

"most fashionable business tycoons"

Yash Birla
He took the reins of the Yash Birla Group with 18 companies to his name, after losing his parents and sister in a plane crash, when he was just 23. A fitness enthusiast, having a spiritual and sensitive side, a regular in Page 3 tabloids, a self-confessed teetotaler and vegetarian- phew! Known for his over-the-top dramatic style, his wardrobe consists of a flamboyant mélange of t-shirts, kurtas, waistcoats, suits. Emulate this trademark business tycoon look with the black solid suit courtesy the brand of Arrow available on the Jabong online shopping for men collection. Often spotted in his favourite tight, cleavage baring ripped tank-tops, and his signature hairstyle, we’ve got to hand it to him for the confidence with which he carries himself in every appearance. This definitely makes him one hot property!

"most fashionable business tycoons"

Mittu Chandliya
His gregarious personality and Greek God looks seem straight out of a fashion magazine photo-shoot. Yes, meet Mittu Chandliya, the Malaysian entrepreneur, part-time model, holding a double MBA (!!) now full-time CEO of AirAsia, India. He sure is touching the skies with his airlines, and also with his sharp dressing sense. In an interview, he confessed to be a “white shirt and jeans kind of a person”. He also won an “A-Lister” contest to adorn the cover of ‘August Man’, a lifestyle magazine in Singapore.

Edited by: Karishma Kambo

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