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Making it unique

Oindrilla Dasgupta, set up Eat. Shop. Love., an online forum where women can snap up curated collections of apparel, jewellery and more »
The First Lady wore a knee-length floral dress paired with a matching coat created by Bibhu Mahapatra (right). Photo: PTI/AP

Would love to design for PM Narendra Modi: Bibhu Mohapatra

India-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra says he is “honoured” and “humbled” by US First Lady Michelle Obama wearing his creation on her trip to India and hopes he will get an opportunity to de... »
Custo Barcelona is all set for a double debut in Delhi and Mumbai

From buyer to seller

Custo Barcelona is all set for a double debut in Delhi and Mumbai »
Thumbs up for fashion: Models and film stars with designers at theCoimbatore Fashion Week. Photo: K. Ananthan
January 26, 2015

Designs on Coimbatore

The mood was romantic at The Ball Room in Residency. Old Hindi retro songs such as Khoya Khoya Chand and Aa Janeja played as models, with smouldering eyes and sensuous smiles, sashaye... »
IDEAL BRIDAL WEAR: the jewellery collection at Le Meridien
Photo: K. Ananthan
January 23, 2015

Shopping for D-day

Do you hear wedding bells? Do you wish to indulge in bridal shopping? Then make a trip to Le Meridian. You will be spoilt for choice at the Jewellery Expo, organised by United Exhibitions. I... »
Models showcase collections by AZA, Monisha Jaising and Tarun Tahiliani. Photo: special arrangement
January 22, 2015

Knotty tales

It’s an ever changing world out there. Every season bridal trends change, indicating the fashion wave brides can look forward to. It is not just about dressing up for the wedding day, even the fun... »
Inspired by India: Andree Pouliot at the Soma store, Chennai. Photo: special arrangement
January 21, 2015

Chennai Chock-a-block with prints

“It’s called Dizzy Dahlia,” grins Andree Pouliot, holding out the pallu of her sari, printed with whimsical flowers. “It was inspired by a drawing my niece did for me.” She adds, “as for the colou... »
Sharad Paul addressing at the Lit For Life 2015 in Chennai on January 16, 2015. Photo: R. Ragu
January 19, 2015

Skincare so natural

Dr Sharad Paul’s workshop on ‘Dermocracy’, was all about natural ingredients and food that help your skin look better. He also spoke about common misconceptions about some beauty products and gave... »
January 16, 2015

A comic relief

One of my most favourite outfits as a kid was a pair of denim dungarees with a Minnie Mouse appliqué patch. Soon, it was too “un-cool” to sport a cartoon character on my clothes. And although comic... »
Tarun Tahiliani in a happy space. Photo: special arrangement
January 14, 2015

A contemporary mantra

“The only Chemistry I knew was that C+O2 = CO2 and H2+0 = H20,” laughs Tarun Tahiliani as he browses through an array of designs on paper while recalling the days he embraced fashion. Twenty years... »
The latest trends
January 11, 2015

Fashion this year

At the onset of the New Year, the fashion-conscious public looks forward to knowing the latest trends as far as garments and accessories are concerned to remain in touch with the times. The fashio... »
Designer Anuradha Ramam
January 9, 2015

Dressing up men

Delhi-based designer Anuradha Ramam is officially foraying into men’s wear. Officially because she had been as and when she had mood swings creating outfits for select men but now she has just star... »
January 6, 2015

Fashion on your terms

With the motto ‘Don’t just look for treasures in stores, create it’ DIY (do it yourself) fashion is becoming mainstream. Creative fashionistas are wielding their magic wand to turn something old i... »

Six yards in 60 seconds

New year — new you

Tasselled, spiked & sequined

Come dazzle in silk shimmer

Read my lips

Knot now

Up and about: Winter dressing with a twist

Break the rules

A leg up for fashionable footwear

Arnold D'Cunha dresses the mannequins with the outfit-in-the-making
Kochi, January 25, 2015

A CUT above

In the narrow, winding lanes of Thamaraparambu in Fort Kochi, where women chat in corners while water from the Corporation taps fill their metallic pots, where stray dogs and pet roosters move aro... »
January 23, 2015

The menagerie in your closet

So, you’re the animal woman. The kind who strokes strange dogs, has adopted a monkey in a zoo and secretly dreams of retiring to the Galapagos with an iguana for company. Clothes with animal motifs... »
Bag it: Anusha Lalwani, top right; her oil or acrylic paintings on the bags feature everything from abstract and figurative art, to vegetable images
January 22, 2015

Wear your art on your sleeve

Mumbai-based Anusha Lalwani’s love affair with creativity and design started when she was young. Armed with a Fine Arts degree from Ohio, her stint in the photography department of a magazine first... »
Neesha Amrish's design. Photo: Special arrangement
January 20, 2015

Fabric with soul

They call it guilt-free fabric that is more than just a style statement. Shouldn’t fashion be about getting people to look and feel good? Though a few celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Ann... »
January 16, 2015

The root of the matter

Hair fall is the most common outcome of dandruff. Why it happens and how to handle it is the important question. There can be two major reasons for hair fall — internal and external. When your syst... »
January 16, 2015

Striking a sober note

It smells delightful…like those colourful erasers we had back in school. The type we collected and even fought with our best friends for. Tasman in Grey, from the house of Code Deco, reminds me of... »
January 14, 2015

Bringing basics back

Nothing spells basic better than a pair of blue jeans — skinny, bootcut, boyfriend or straight — and they complement all your top-wear, be it shirts, T-shirts or even kurtis. Jeans are so low main... »
Traditional to trendy. Photo: K. Pichumani
January 9, 2015

Dhoti cool

Thoonga Nayakkar’s wardrobe consisted of only one veshti. One hot afternoon, as he walked to the pond for a bath, he bent down to pick up a tamarind fruit. And just like that, his veshti ripped ri... »
A FUN TREATMENT: People enjoying a session of fish pedicure. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, January 7, 2015

A fishy business

There’s an unusual buzz on the third floor of Vishal De Mal. Children and adults crane their necks and peep into the water trough kept in a corner of the corridor. “The fish look cute. I want to h... »
Tennis stars at Aircel Chennai Open’s Performax launch party
January 6, 2015

Flaunting their game

Washboard abs was the theme for the evening. The annual fashion show, as part of Aircel Chennai Open’s Performax launch party, saw a few tennis players double up as models. While some of them got t... »

Say “I do” in style

New Year, new wardrobe!

Fishing for fashion icons

Head over heels… and flats

Strut your style in 2015

Bring out the bags

Donning the right dress for NYE

Shimmer time

For men who belong to Chennai’s off-roading community, having their modified SUVs, jeeps and Gypsys gawked at is no new phenomenon. »

Rasovara, an upgraded version of the Rajdhani restaurant offers culinary delights from Rajasthan and Gujarat »

Inspired by India Andree Pouliot at the Soma store, at the opening of the city’s first Soma boutique, Andree Pouliot, the brand’s chief designer, talks about its journey »