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5 best looks that caught our attention at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019-view pics

In pics: 5 best looks from Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 which should totally make it into your wardrobe

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The Lakme Fashion Week just got over, but we are yet to get over the fashion fever. The five days of high fashion sets trends for the whole season and leaves us in a style tizzy! Showcasing the best several designers from all over India, the venue becomes one hot hub for the haute-steppers in style and fashion. Let’s have a look at some of the looks from fashion week that rocked the scene…

# Shehlaa by Shehla Khan: Here is the pink-coloured ruffle sari from Shehlaa’s collection ‘Diana’. The pastel pink with a silver glittery bustier adds up to the look and is perfect for a cocktail party.

# Kanika Goyal: This look from Kanika Goyal’s ‘PlasticFantastic’ collection for this summer/resort season is ultra-modern. The leather crop top and high-waist checkered pants with frayed denim patch on the sides and on the waist look very stylish. You can wear this for a casual outing or a fun evening.

# S.W.G.T:  S.W.G.T’s collection took inspiration from waterfalls in the mountains and we totally loved it. The hand-woven fabrics and asymmetrical silhouettes looked innovative. This long pin-tucked dress with crochet potlis on the belt detailing really grabbed eyeballs.

# Gauri and Nainika: Gauri and Nainika’s ‘The Art of Latte’ collection which was designed based on inspiration from the French Riveria which was specially-designed for the chic travellers. The flowy dress with white polka dots and ruffle detailing around the neck looked very chic just the way they mentioned.

# Nikhil Thampi: Nikhil Thampi’s ‘Semicolon’ collection consisted of power dressing in contrast colours. This shimmery suit in silver and copper colour with a double-breasted blazer and bell-bottomed pants is quite a head-turner.

These are the five looks we loved from the Lakme Fashion Week. Let us know in the comments below which one of them did you like the most? Stay tuned with Cine Blitz for more fashion and Bollywood updates.

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Sheetal Mafatlal demystifies French Riviera chic

Luxury maven Sheetal Mafatlal demystifies French Riviera chic. She dissects beach chic, decodes evening glamour, season’s coveted swimsuits and art of accessorising in an exclusive column for CineBlitz

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Couture, caviar, and champagne — the three Cs have been synonymous with the South of France. The sunny SaintTropez and luxe-lit Monaco have been playgrounds for the  International jet-set monarchs, billionaires, aristocrats, Hollywood glamazons, couturiers and artists. In the swinging ’50s, the ultimate French femme fatale — Brigitte Bardot, put Saint-Tropez on the global firmament as she frolicked in the sunny fishing village in the celebrated film And God Created Woman (1956).

Whatever the decade, the French Riviera chic has continued to evolve since the 1950s. Think Breton stripes, cropped trousers, basket bags and straw boaters — the sartorial picks of the likes of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin. All they needed was a pair of high-waist shorts, slinky shift dresses worn nonchalantly with espadrilles, cat-eyed sunnies and a head scarf to create some magical moments in the silver screen history. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that these actresses really defined the Riviera style.

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Last year, the three luxury houses — Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Gucci, couldn’t resist the allure of the charming French Riviera, and showcased their 2019 Cruise lines here. Louis Vuitton’s Resort show, which was Nicolas Ghesquière’s fifth for the house, was held at the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul-de-Vence, and Gucci airlifted 400 guests to Arles at the Alyscamps burial ground.

Coming here every summer to soak in the balmy sun and the ever-inspiring street style is always the high-point of my travel calendar. I have always believed that anyone who enjoys glamour and harbours a curiosity about myriad art forms and sub cultures, should visit the South for a vacation.

Also, the fact that most French design houses have beautiful stores here, adds to its allure. From Dior’s country house to the Chanel cafe – the Riviera has some surreal spots to explore and expound on.

And if you enjoy sailing and magnificent super-yachts are your passion, then Monaco is your Mecca — the beacon of luxury known for one-of-a-kind sports cars, glittering galas, and an eclectic mix of celebrities. Fancy buying a 300-foot-long private yacht? There is no better place to be in than the Monaco Yacht Show.

DISSECTING BEACH CHIC

It’s interesting how the Riviera chic is a drastic and off-kilter departure from the Parisian chic. While the French capital glamour is usually high on the moody hues of noir and navy, as one moves South, one begins to see a wide array of soul-searing hues.

While the summer whites stunningly offset the tan, Gothic beach dresses aren’t an uncommon sight. Prints like florals, stripes and gingham stand out against the blue of the sky and the ocean.

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You cannot dress for the Riviera without something from Pucci — a label though Italian, has been synonymous with Riviera chic since the 50’s. Pucci, known for its geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours is the ultimate label for Cote d’azure glamour. Also worth mentioning are Roberto Cavalli’s printed tunics, Etro’s printed come-hither playsuits, and Dolce Gabbana’s printed beach dresses.

Jacquemus’ gigantic beach hats eclipsed the style landscape last season, and the label’s fun interpretation of beach chic is vibrant this season too. We all know that stripes are a Riviera signature, but it isn’t just about Breton tees. Striped, long sundresses are also a key component of any French girl’s vacay closet.

A chic pair of espadrilles is a staple, and this season, my eyes are set on Gucci’s striped grosgrain and canvas wedge espadrilles, besides Sophia Webster’s vinyl and patent leather wedge sandals. I’d also recommend investing in a pair of Christian Louboutin Barbaria Zeppa wedge espadrilles.

DECODING EVENING GLAMOUR

The Riviera soirees are truly legendary and everyone goes all out and looks impossibly glamorous and ultra-chic. Head-to-toe shine-on dresses, impeccably beaded gowns, and high-voltage shimmery numbers with thigh-high slits do all the talking.

The contrast of floaty and fluid fabrics and painstakingly done surface texturing creates a dramatic tension, injecting oomph and va-vavoom into the after dark hours. Whenever I’m here, which is every summer, I enjoy dressing up in embellished, feathered, fringed, high-octane dresses and ultra-high heels.

Given the all-pervading vibe of glamour, I like to accessorise with crystal headbands and tasselled clutches. Smokey eyes, big hair and statement red lips echo unapologetic glam resort chic like nothing else.

SEASON’S COVETED SWIMSUITS

Look no further than Missoni’s sequinned swimsuits, Dolce & Gabbana’s exuberant take on the floral print bikini-top, and Versace’s Baroque print monokini swimsuit with matching accessories.

ART OF ACCESSORISING

Complete your look with Gucci’s square, oversized acetate sunnies which flatter your face, or look of-the-moment edgy in Balenciaga neo, mirrored over-frame acetate sunglasses. Add a hat to up the glamour quotient, and dump all your beach essentials in an artisanal Loewe crystal embellished woven straw tote.

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Sonakshi Sinha, Kiara Advani, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday – the best and worst dressed celebs at Manish Malhotra’s party

Manish Malhotra hosted a party last night and the Bollywood celebs turned up with some interesting outfit choices. But who were the best and worst dressed of the lot? Find out!

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Manish Malhotra’s party last night (April 19) was one starry affair. The young B-Towners stole the show with their style statements. Here’s taking a look at some of the worst and best-dressed celebs at the do last night…

Best-Dressed Celebs:

# Khushi Kapoor: ‘Less is More’ is Khushi’s mantra and that’s the one reason we love her sartorial choices.

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# Sonakshi Sinha: Sona has upped her fashion game big time and we are so crushing over this soft suit and the dainty neckpiece with that. Lovely!

Sonakshi Sinha at Manish Malhotra

# Kiara Advani: Kiara never fails to show-off her petite features in amazing ways. This brick-red dress with a midriff cut-out and a choker-neck looked gorgeous on her.

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# Aditi Rao Hydari: Aditi is a smart and a sober dresser and this dusty pink dress is all about that.

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# Sophie Choudry: Sophie has an amazing casual style. And this black overall with a midriff cut with stilettos is a great pair-up.

Sophie Choudry at Manish Malhotra

Worst-Dressed Celebs:

# Ananya Panday: Ananya is known to be among the best-dressed B-Towners, but this once her style fails to impress.

Ananya Pandey at Manisha Malhotra

# Tara Sutaria: Tara looks great in that dress, but purple shoes? A big NO!

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# Pooja Hegde: Pretty, but Pooja looks overdressed for a house party…

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# Kriti Sanon: Kriti’s blazer failed the fashion game, while the rest was going well for her.

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# Antara Motiwala Marwah: Antara has had a career in styling, so naturally we don’t really expect this from her!

Antara Motiwala Marwah at Manish Malhotra

Let us know who you think were the Best and Worst Dressed and share your views in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for latest fashion and Bollywood news.

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Meghan Markle is the queen of maternity style and these 7 pics are proof

From custom-designed pieces to vintage silhouettes, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle sure knows how to up the maternity style game

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It was just last year when the Suits actress and then the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, announced her pregnancy. Instead of keeping a low profile, Markle kept herself busy with her philanthropy work and gave the paps a chance to click her at several events. Embracing the pregnancy glow, the duchess stayed away from the basic prefabricated, loose maternity clothes, and instead went for chic ensembles for her several appearances. She sure grabbed many eyeballs and her maternity style became the talk of the town instinctively.

Staying true to her love for signature colours – nude and navy, the Duchess introduced more print and bright shades into her wardrobe. Higher hemlines, vintage silhouettes and designers like Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Dior made it to her maternity wardrobe and she carried each look very well. From fresh, breezy day looks to elegant night looks, the Suits actress was even compared to Princess Diana on several occasions. Check out her top six looks right here:
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Meghan even wore stilettos with her stunning garb until two months back and slayed each of her outfits. She flaunted her baby bump proudly and the buzz is that the royal baby will be arriving soon as well.

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