Amit Khanna’s 2018 Calendar

Indian glam girls set international standards through Amit Khanna’s lens in the latest 2018 calendar

Get geared to witness a yearly calendar like never before! Indian glam girls are ready to set international standards through Amit Khanna’s lens. The photographer launched the first ever digital streaming calendar powered by thedigitalhash which showcased sizzling hot Indian actresses in their boldest avatars. The list features girls like Karishma Sharma, Tina Dutta, Dianadra Soares, Suzanna Mukherjee, Iris Maity, Sony Kaur and Quetee Nagpal among others.

Karishma SharmaSony Kaur

Talking about his sensuous & unusual concept, Amit Khanna said, “I am extremely pleased to work with these 12 lovely girls. I respect their confidence and talent. I am also thrilled by the support of digitalhash. This calendar is a step forward that is all set to burn your screens.” Partners at  thedigitalhash, Ritesh Kudecha & Anuya Chauhan Kudecha say, “The Streaming Calendar ‘18 is our intimate compliment to this absolute freedom that the internet gives to this new generation of actors and addresses who have carved a niche for themselves. We hope to create a memorable experience for everyone involved and our audience with The Streaming Calendar ‘18”.

Produced by Anuya Chauhan Kudecha and Ritesh Kudecha, the theme of next year’s calendar is ‘Raw sensuality set in languid scenarios’. The sheer magnetism of each girl of the 12 girls for each month is palpable.

 

 

Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017

Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 that took place in Mumbai on Sunday evening, saw who’s who of Bollywood in attendance. Seen in stylist gowns on red carpet were Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone. Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla. Taapsee Pannu, Diana Penty, Bhumi Pednekar and many more. Here’s a look at these stunning divas…

Alia BhattBhumi PednekarDiana PentyJacqueline FernandezJuhi ChawlaKareena Kapoor Khan (1)Kareena Kapoor Khan (2)Katrina Kaif (1)Katrina Kaif (2)Maduri DixitPooja HegdeSrideviSurveen ChawlaTaapsee PannuUrvashi RautelaYami Gautam (1)Yami Gautam (2)Zarine Khan

 

Glamour & Style!

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Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards took place in Mumbai on Friday. The glamorous evening saw many Bollywood big-wigs rounding up on the red carpet in their stylish best. The star-studded affair saw Deepika Padukone, Rekha, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sridevi and many others in attendance. Miss World 2017 winner Manushi Chhillar also graced the event with her presence.

Apart from their stylish appearances at the red carpet, our stars were bestowed with the prestigious award. While Deepika Padukone won Most Glamorous Star Award (Female), Hrithik Roshan was declared Most Glamorous Star Award (Male). Most Stylish Male Star went to Shahid Kapoor and Most Stylish Female Star was given to Sonam Kapoor. Katrina Kaif was awarded with Fashion Trailblazer of the Year and Hot Stepper of The Year went to Ayushmann Khurrana.

 

Stars hit Red Carpert in Style!

While the year is coming to an end, the season of Bollywood awards has kick started! Season’s first award function, Star Screen Awards 2017 took place in Mumbai on Sunday, 3rd December. The star-studded event was attended by who’s who of Bollywood with many raising the temperature with their style quotient. Seen at the glamourous evening were Madhuri Dixit Nene, Tiger Shroff, Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia, Irrfan Khan amongst others.

While Salman Khan, Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan rocked the stage with their performances, the show was hosted by Bhumi Pednekar. Other celebs who graced the red carpet include Madhuri Dixit, Tiger Shroff, Irrfan Khan, Neha Dhupia, Taapsee Pannu, Rajkummar Rao, Subhash Ghai, Urvashi Rautela, Deepak Dobriyal, Harshvardhan Kapoor and many more.

Big winner at the event was movie Dangal which received 5 awards including Best Director, Best Music Director, Best Editing, Best Lyrics and Best Background Score. Vidya Balan bagged the Best Actress Award (Critics) for Tumhari Sulu and Rajkummar Rao was named the Best Actor (Critics) for Newton. Along with this, he also won the Best Supporting Actor award for Bareilly Ki Barfi. Konkana Sen Sharma, on the other hand, won the Best Actress award in the popular category for Lipstick Under My Burkha and Irrfan Khan bagged the Best Actor award in the same category. The show will be aired on Star Plus on December 31.

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An interaction with designer and stylist Gayatri Thadani

“I admire Priyanka Chopra’s sense of fashion”
 

Mumbai-based designer and stylist Gayatri Thadani  started working as a Fashion Designer and Stylist at a very young age. She knew from the very beginning that she wanted to work towards building a career in fashion. Her most recent project released last week- MOM and Gayatri feels fortunate to be a part of such a great team! 

Gayatri Thadani


We recently got a chance to talk to Gayatri about her career and what it’s like working with ad makers, filmmakers and brands.

When did you realize you wanted to get into designing and styling?

– Very early in my life i was exposed to the fashion world through domestic and international fashion shows. Art, fashion and beauty were among my first passions and hobbies. In fact during college days, i used to get few designs in my head and i used to sketch it out and work on the final product. I never imagined I could work in any other sector. So I had a constant and wide exposure about fashion and manufacturing designs by being in workshops, networking and attending various shows!

What are the challenges you face as a celebrity stylist?

– Well, i think as a designer and stylist, sometimes to match up with deadlines can get crazy. Right from sketching to getting costumes stitched to the final outcome…it can get hectic. Like when i was styling for the promotional songs of Dishoom- i had to get 100 costumes ready for the dancers in 2 days!

Also, the perception of people that its a glamorous job, they are completely unaware of the excruciating long hours- the physical and mental labour that goes in.  One needs to have a lot of patience and energy to deal with the frenzy.

How do you manage your time, considering your job profile must be having odd hours of work.

– Initially, it was crazy because of the odd hours, I had absolutely no social life. But over a period of time, I made sure I work hard on weekdays and take time out to chill with family and friends on a weekend! There is a lot of running about, but that’s the fun part of being in this profession

Which Bollywood divas fashion sense do you admire?

 
– Priyanka Chopra, wins hands down! I truly admire her fashion sense- be it western wear, traditional , bikini or just casual! She is a true Indian beauty and pulls off any fashion elegantly! She knows how to keep it sassy and classy, and has immortalized quite a few drool-worthy looks. I really wish i get to style her someday!

What are your future projects?

– Mom has released and it’s getting great response. So I’m happy I could be a part of this super project! I am currently working on a Marathi movie and its fun to explore how the Marathi film industry works. I am also working on a few ad shows for a few fashion and beauty brands.

Ad commercials, films or personal- which genre excites you more ?

– I personally prefer working on films as there is a lot of exposure and creative freedom. Right from sketching the character, the entire look- from clothes to make up to hair to accessories- It’s a lot more challenging and fun at the same time.
 
You can follow Gayatri’s work on Instagram here:

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.​​

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.