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Lakme Fashion Week Models’s- Mumbai Audition

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 Model Auditions in partnership with TRESemmé discovers four fresh faces

Winners to walk ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017

The country’s most coveted fashion stage, Lakmé Fashion Week, held the biggest model hunt – Lakmé Fashion Week Model Auditions in partnership with TRESemmé for the Winter/Festive 2017 season at The St. Regis, Mumbai today.

A panel of experts chose four winners after three competitive rounds to walk for the upcoming season. Nicole Padival, Daman Brar, Kiyara and Roshmitha Harimurthy wowed the judges, paving their way to the ramp this Winter/Festive season.

The Lakmé Fashion Week Model Auditions in partnership with TRESemmé saw over 150 aspiring Indian and international models showcase their talent at India’s most sought after model hunt.

For the first time ever, the aspirants also competed for the chance to bag a contract with IMG Models, international leader in talent discovery and model management.

The jury included experts from the Indian Fashion Industry, Bollywood Actress – Kriti Sanon; Fashion Designer – Manish Malhotra; Fashion Choreographer – Lubna Adams; Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance – Jaspreet Chandok; Head of Innovation, Lakmé – Purnima Lamba; and IMG International model scouts – Luis Domingo and Victoria Da Silva.

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A’Kreation Hair & Beyond

Waluscha De Sousa and Richa Chadha grace the reopening of A’Kreations Hair ​& Beyond Salon

A’Kreations Bandra’s premier salon relaunched ​on Friday, boasting of a 5950 sq. ft space. The outlet is set to pamper its customers with trendsetting and stylish hair and beyond experiences. Waluscha De Sousa along with the Founder Mrs. Anjoo Karanjia inaugurated the salon in complete fanfare. Present at the grand opening also were Richa Chadha, Anisa Butt, Aditi Paul, Aly and Yasmin Morani and many other celebrities.

Post the inauguration of the salon, A’Kreations staff who are one big happy family broke into a team dance – a ritual that will be followed everyday, twice to distress our staff and thank the customers for their continued support and love. This is the first and a one of its kind practice innovated and conceptualized by the Salon.

The salon, located in the heart of Bandra – Waterfield Road, offers a luxurious and exciting experience with their range of services from hair styling to complete skin and beauty services. Apart from Hair Care, the salon will offer the best in beauty and nail care with uniquely designed pedicure stations for both men and women. The exceptionally qualified experts are trained internationally in order to be able to cater to beauty and wellness needs along with technological advances.

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Mrs. Anjoo Karanjia, Founder of A’Kreations- Hair and Beyond Salon said, “This is an exciting milestone for us as we now have a bigger space to pamper and serve our customers with more comfort and luxury. We, at A’Kreations wish to offer our customers the best in hair and beauty services with the most trusted products and at an affordable price. They are not just our customers; it’s a long term relationship and trust that we have built with them”.

Waluscha De Sousa has been associated with the brand since its inception. She said “I am very happy to be associated with Mrs Anjoo and her brand. Right from my hair to beauty services, I have always been pampered and made to feel brand new every time I step out of the salon. The stylists are excellent and ambience helps me to unwind after some hectic hours of shooting”

A’Kreations aims to be a one-stop-place for all your beauty and relaxation needs. The salon assures to serve its customers all things beauty with finesse and style.​​

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Star Parivaar – Television’s biggest award

Celebrating Beshumaar Pyaar with Star Parivaar

The grand night of Indian television, Star Parivaar Awards is back, and this time, it celebrates theme ‘Beshumaar Pyaar’, the romance that lies in the heart of all the Star Plus. It was an evening high on glitz, glamour and entertainment that took place in Mumbai over this weekend. The younger generation of Star Plus’ actors were dressed in their best outfits and looked absolutely stunning as they walked the Red Carpet. The parivaar debutants Anika, Nandni, Naira, Karthik, Omkara made their presence felt with their style, swag and young energy along with the other popular actors like Ishita, Raman, Gopi and more.

Hosts Raghav and Raman kept the audience in splits with their engaging sense of humour and witty punch lines. The opening act showcased Karthik and Naira who performed on a heliosphere, with acrobat dancers. Jubin Nautiyal mesmerized the audience with his melodious voice accompanied by an equally soulful performance of Shivaay and Anika who performed a dream sequence with chandeliers, portraying the magic of love. Gauri and Omkara performed a stupefying under-water act that looked absolutely inconceivable.

A duet performance between Chandra Nandni actors and Aarambh actors saw chariots flying through mid-air. Shagun, Bharti, Gopi and Sita performed a musical drama, showcasing the meaning of true beauty. The energetic dance marathon between Terence, Sanjeeda, Sanaya and Deepika left the crowd cheering for more. The highlight of the evening was finale act that saw Naina and Ishita coming together to portray two opposite elements– Fire & Ice in an hi octane number.

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ICONIC launched by Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar India launches its first-ever coffee table book – ICONIC

Harper’s Bazaar India, in partnership with Tanishq, launched its first-ever coffee table book Iconic! Ideas & Inspirations Behind The World’s Biggest Brands with actor Kajol, who completes 25 years in the film industry and graces Bazaar India’s May cover. The book traces the legacies of some of the biggest brands across fashion, jewellery, beauty, and hospitality, and looks at what it takes to be iconic.

Kajol with the Iconic! book

This year, Harper’s Bazaar celebrates its 150th anniversary, making it the world’s oldest and most valued fashion magazine—this book, then, also pays homage to the brand’s own respected history.

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The event, at the Living Rooms at the Mansion, Hyatt Regency, had guests sip champagne and cocktails, and dance to music by Ukrainian DJ Teri Miko. It also offered guests an exclusive preview of Tanishq’s Red Carpet Collection with a stunning display. The likes of Sonalee Kumar, Vidushi Mehra, Ayesha Chenoy, Shabnam Singhal, Geetika Mittal Gulati, Kiran Lohia, and Payal Sen wore stunning jewellery from the collection.

“Every piece is studded with precious gem stones which is further accentuated by the unrivalled splendor of luminescent diamonds. This collection will truly enable any woman to live the ‘red carpet moment’ of her dreams,” says Deepika Tewari – GM Marketing, Titan jewellery division. Later, models wearing gorgeous gowns by Amit Aggarwal showcased select pieces from Tanishq’s red carpet collection while Mr Sandeep Kulhalli, VP – Retail & Marketing for Tanishq addressed the guests.

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Pocketful Of Sunshine

An Internationally popular song being featured on a Indian face is already an internet hit. Yes we are talking about Ahaana Kochars new video Pocketful of Sunshine.

Actress Ahaana Kochar who was last seen in the ‘Ude Dil Befikre’s rendition has now come up with a new video where she is seen creating her own sunshine to one of Natasha Bedingfield’s most famous track- Pocketful of Sunshine. The young talented actress is seen in a very different and bold avatar and still manages to look as beautiful as ever.

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The beginning of the video suggests that Ahaana walks away as she has been rejected for a role from an audition. Instead of crying over spit milk, she chooses to loosen up a little bit and enjoy her day out and find herself small moments of joy and freedom. The video centers on escaping from one’s troubles and shows how the girl discusses escapism and finds a peaceful place. Towards the end she is seen in a photoshoot for another upcoming film featuring her! ‘In the darkness there’s light’ is the theme of the song and is very convincingly portrayed by the actress.
The video has already garnered around 26,686 views in a matter of 24 hours. Filmmaker Santosh Sivan too has tweeted about the new video featuring Ahaana Kochar. Her earlier video of Ude Dil Befikre (Tribute) Reloaded garnered around 415,866 views and The Humma Tribute Reloaded garnered around 538,929 views till date.
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Stars of Tomorrow!!!

Pranali Mistry, Akarsh Alagh & Swayenshu Mohanty win ‘Max Emerging Star 2017’

Max Fashion, the country’s largest international fashion brand, recently launched Max Emerging Star. Max Emerging star is a property specifically targeted to enable aspirants’ dreams of getting their foothold in the Bollywood, entertainment and glamour industry. The Grand finale happened at a fashionable evening at the High Street Phoenix, South Mumbai on the 19th of April.

This year, the competition took place in Vadodara, Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar and Lucknow and the response was phenomenal with a total of more than 5000 entries.

Max Emerging Star 2017 is associated with eminent stars from Bollywood namely, acting Legend Anupam Kher and India’s favourite Dance Guru Terence Lewis, alongwith actor and supermodel Marc Robinson providing the perfect platform for contestants to gain their foothold in the Bollywood and entertainment industry. Additionally as part of the jury panel was Max’s Executive Director Mr. Vasanth Kumar.

The Contestants were evaluated based on their acting, dancing along with their fashion quotient.

Winner of Max Emerging Star 2017 (Male) –

AKARSH ALAGH (Lucknow)

SWAYENSHU MOHANTY (Bhubaneshwar). 

Winner of Max Emerging Star 2017 (Female)

PRANALI MISTRY (Vadodara)

Winners (L-R) Swayenshu Mohanty, Pranali Mistry, Akarsh Alagh (2)

Each of the winners get a diploma acting program at Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares – The school for actors and an intensive dance program with Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute.

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