Category Archives: Fashion Trends

Prasad Bidapa – the Fashion Guru

Prasad Bidapa , a well known fashion designer from kodagu has specialized in training models for the Miss India beauty pageants.

  • The country’s Fashion guru, Prasad Bidapa, is a man who wears many hats. He is a choreographer, stylist, fashion journalist and entrepreneur, a socialite but above all he is considered to be the man with the magic touch when choosing the next Top Model who will rule the Indian and Global runways.
  •  He has carved a  niche for himself in the Indian fashion scenario, which makes him such a “sought after” personality in the fashion industry.
  • His projects like the India Men’d s Fashion Fair in Bengaluru held in 2008 and the Kingfisher Fashion Awards 2002. He presents some of the largest fashion events in India and his training programme for models is legendary for having created some of the biggest names in fashion and film, like Lara Dutta, Dino Morea, Anushka Sharma, to name a few.
  • He is married to Judith Bidapa who was an actress before marriage. Judy is her pet name and she is a  avid horse rider and owes horses at the beautiful Embassy International Riding School on the outskirts of Bengaluru, as well as several racehorses.

Nina Garcia’s – Style Rules

In Nina Garcia’s book, “Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion”, which is out in stores now, Marie Claire‘s fashion director outlines what to wear to every imaginable occasion. Here are some of the rules to live by and more specifically dress by!

Always prepare for the unexpected.

Since you are always in the eye of the public, you have to pay close attention to what you wear. Every woman needs to stay on her toes in this era of cell-phone cameras and Facebook. Whenever you are in doubt about how you look for an errand run, ask yourself, if someone takes a photo of me, will I be OK with it hitting the Internet? If the answer is no, then redo your look.

When dressing for dramatic effect, do something surprising.

Don’t be afraid to mix things up by pairing a military-style jacket with a velvet skirt, vintage with modern, off-the-rack with couture, formal with casual. If you wear all black, add striking color with shoes or a bib necklace. Try to create an unusual silhouette with high-waisted, narrow trousers and a blousy top, or loose trousers with a fitted top and a bolero. As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets.

Style is like a muscle: You have to exercise it regularly or you’ll lose it.

Working from home or going on maternity leave is no excuse to let go of your look. The more you schlep around in drawstring pants and tees, the less you’re going to be able to pull yourself together when necessary. Likewise, the more you walk out of the house feeling like a million bucks, the more you are going to want to get out and make an impression. Think about dressing up, even for days spent around the house.

Pants Trends for fall

Trousers the most comfortable and easy to go attire has come up with a lot of variations this fall. The styles in trend count more, you need not only wear skin fit trousers, and other options are open this time. With great fit and styles. Check out what suits you body.

Cropped and Slouchy

These relaxed, pleated trousers have a boyish charm. Look for ones that hit a couple inches above the ankle and have a wide waistband that cinches your middle. Then tuck in your top to show off your shape.

Soft and Silky

Somewhere between a super luxury harem pant and your fave sweats, these have an easy look that’s still elegant. Choose a pair that’s narrow-ish — not tight but not baggy — through the thighs. Then match it with an equally rich- sweater.
  There’s a new type of mixed pant style. It’s closer to a pj pant than anything else—but chic and louche, usually in some sort of drapey silky material. We love it as much for the way it feels as the way it looks. Easy and cropped, sometimes with an elasticized waist—it’s sinfully comfortable and surprisingly sexy. A perfect counter point to tailored jackets and fitted feminine tops. Totally liberating with a soft slouchy T. Gorgeous in a print.

Stretchy Cigarette

  The new slim-cut pants fit snugly but have enough substance to keep them from feeling legging-like (thank God). Go for ones that hit right above the ankle, and wear them with a hip-length blazer: It’ll ward off any butt/thigh-related anxiety.

Bright Red

  This lipstick-y shade is the biggest color of the fall — and it gives you a whopping dose of playful chic. Pick a pair with clean, slim lines and match ’em with something soft and neutral up top.

High-Waisted and Wide-Legged

  These ’70s trousers are classic for a reason: They make legs look miles long. For best results, wear them with heels, hemmed so they hang only about an inch off the floor. (And if you’re on the curvier side, go for ones in darker colors.) Then tuck in your shirt to play up your suddenly teeny-tiny waist.

Magazine Cover – The Hottest fixation for Fame!

Well, have you heard the latest news – Magazine Cover Fads is the New Fame High! Here we break it down to a few who stars who made it on a variety of Fashion Magazines!

  • Katie Holmes is stacking up all those magazine covers! First was InStyle and Spanish Vogue and now currently Mrs. Cruise is on Elle Russia September Issue. Styled by her stylist Jeanne Yang, mostly from MaxMara which she is named the “Face of the Future”. Love the spread – Classy and Chic!
  • Megan Fox has landed on the cover on Italy’s Amica Magazine for September, looking smoking hot in the spread, we are loving the look for the Mag! Way to go Megan!
  • Bar Refaeli graces the cover for GQ’s September looking awesomely hot in nothing but a swimsuit. With the interview of the magazine she spoke about the hardships and trials of being a model and how she worked hard to get where she is now.
  • Anne Hathaway adorns the Interview Magazine for September. Wow is all we can say! Unrecognizable and Beautiful! Another Cat Woman in the making!

  • Allure has the sexy Salma Hayek posing with all her curves for the September issue. She shows off her sexy and luxurious image for the mag and lets us know some of the insights to living her life.
  • Beyonce steps it up on the cover of InStyle magazine September issue, where she goes all natural in gold Dolce & Gabbana star dress! Nothing else we can say except HAWT!

Pippa Middleton – Style Factor

Pippa Middleton the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate (Catherine) Middleton. She is known for her fashion style and class. Since the days of the Royal Wedding, we have seen Pippa rock the somber look to the party chick and everything in between.Paparazzi follow her around like they can’t have enough of her, so she is on her best fashion sense and always leaves the house looking like she stepped out of a photo shoot. But what’s not to love, Pippa shows us that just designer wear garments are not a must have and you can shop anywhere from the high street and look like a million bucks.

The products and style she sports now has become international news and many viewers are seen wanting to know what she is wearing. Plus she was known for her physical assets during the Royal Wedding which made her known to the public. Way to go Pippa, you know how to Rock it!

Some of the brand she was spotted wearing were French Connection, Zara, Temperly, Fay,   and many of her accessories were spotted in Modalu, L.K Bennett, Knomo, Ri2k, Gucci, Tory Burch brands.

Pippa’s sense of style is called Chic, Classy and Sophisticated. Her look is something that can be transformed from day to night at anytime which gives us that watching and waiting to see what she will do next.