B D Somani – An Annual Exhibition

INVITATION TO B D SOMANI ANNUAL EXHIBITION ON 1ST, 2ND and  3RD JUNE’ 2012

I would like to invite you to come and avail the opportunity to see and also purchase High Fashion Garments crafted by the Designers of the New Generation.

Please find the Invitation for this Exclusive Exhibition

 

Regards,

Raju Bhatia – HOD, Fashion, B D Somani Institute

Vinit Ganjwala – Mystique Promotions Private Limited

Priyanka Singhal – Editor’s Delight

The body of a woman speaks – Sunayana Malhotra

Art has changed from figures of god and women with matkas to more expression of feelings…

Sunayana Malhotra talks to Editor’s Delight

An artist should not only have a theme and colours and brush, but he should also have a strong belief on what he/she is painting out as it is the portrayal of the inner feelings and expressions. Sunayana Malhotra is a strong believer of feminism and womanhood. On asking the reason behind the portraying woman in her artworks, she says, “I find it the most natural thing to do; being a woman myself I believe that it is the best possible way in which I can express myself. I hold a lot of respect for women in all phases of life. There is a lot that a woman puts in her life and keeps on working for one thing or the other throughout her lifetime.”

 

She says that Art is no more about women holding matka in her hands or only about idols of God, it has become more expressive. She has a special collection of her work titled as ‘Her Body Speaks’ about which she describes in her own words saying, “In this collection of mine I have tried to explain how a woman’s body can speak a language of in itself. Every woman’s body tells her story in her own words, what all she has been through her life. In my work I have a lot of places where I speak of the female form, in my paintings I have a woman standing alone with a ball in her hands. A woman has a lot of roles to play in her life from a mother to a daughter, wife, working professional and a lot more. Like a juggler perfectly juggles a number of balls in his hands similarly a woman also perfectly juggles these roles in her lifetime. A woman is very innocent; she has to face the outside world by herself where her roles are constantly changing.”

 

Sunayana explains that every color has its own significance in a painting, “I use a lot of colors in my work, where using the color red comes out natural to me. I believe that a painting should not only give out a feeling of peace and calmness but should also portray the energy and vibrancy into the person viewing it. I am a very energetic person myself and so I love using this color. But yes, a balance should also be maintained in the calmness and vibrancy and so I also use a mixture of yellows, blues and a lot more colors to give out the look.”

 

Sunayana believes in the saying that, ‘the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’ as she says that no painting can be described as perfect, it is just the expression of the painter’s feelings. A painting is a very personal feeling.

 

Describing the women that she paints in her paintings she says, “The contemporary woman, the present modern Indian women are the one I display in my art work, as she is playing so many roles in her life and is doing it flawlessly. I try to portray a modern woman with a traditional outlook; today’s women are a blend of both.” 

 

Sunayana enjoys modern contemporary art; she is very inspired by American artist as they paint for themselves, she says that when art is mixed along with commerce, it becomes a mess. But she also admires a number of Indian artists like Jatin Das, Amrita Shergill, Satish Gujral, Anjali Ela Menon and a lot more…

 

She suggests the budding artists to follow their heart and then get into art only if they are passionate about it. Otherwise, it is a lot of work if you want to do it professionally. It takes a long time to establish and be stable in this field, be committed and be dedicated to our work.

 

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Perfect your mannerisms with Sangeeta S. Bahl

“Pretty is what you are, and beauty is what you do with it”

When Sangeeta S Bahl talks to Editor’s Delight

An anonymous saying that is impersonated to perfection by Sangeeta S. Bahl. She is the first certified Image Consultant in India, the founder of “Impact Image Consultants” and also the co-author of “Executive Etiquette Power- with the chapter “The Art of doing business in India”. She has travelled around the world as a part of the aviation industry and has enriching experiences to talk about.

“I am driven by inner passion, when I pick up something new, I fancy it till the time I have perfected it and then I move on to my next interest. The key is to follow your heart and dedicate yourself to it.”  She started her career with the aviation industry 20years back and moved to the Middle East and later recruited, supervised, trained and coached the cabin crew on board as well. She is very well- travelled and has worked with people from around 80 nationalities. While working with the Emirates she decided to add another feather to her cap and completed an Executive MBA from the University Of Bradford (UK).

In 2004 she earned her title as a Certified International Image Consultant, Certified Seminar Leader  and has been an Executive Coach and Mentor ever since in India. She has worked with various age groups and shared her experiences from a workshop with teenage children, “Yes, they are a diverse lot but then it is just an age and you have to know how to bring out the best in them. They go through tough times with peer pressure issues, bullying and stress related to studies. They are low on self-esteem and confidence. They need to be guided in the right direction and rest works out for itself. It feels great to bring out the buoyancy hidden in such young vibrant people.”

As an Image Consultant she has enriched the lives of her clients and has given them a new sense of profound self-appeal. She says that it is an immensely fulfilling feeling to have been able to help someone and make them feel better.

Sangeeta is also a Certified makeup artist from Kryolan and  Trained Color Consultant. She has been trained in the Universal Color System which works well for every possible skin tone. In the words of the expert herself, “Every face has a different set of method to be applied to it. And there are specified tools and combinations that can completely change the appearance of a person. I work in a decade to decade method. Every 10 years I re-evaluate the skin and color technique best suited to my clients.”

She wrote a chapter “The art of doing Business in India” in the book titled “Executive Etiquette Power” which was launched in the US in late 2009 . “A lot of people want to come to India and do business but they do not understand the way the process is carried out here. This chapter would help them do just that.” She laughs when she says, “I re-launched the book in March this year for my Social network friends since they too need to learn a thing or two about conducting themselves in public.” Sangeeta will continue her work as an author with her second book on Image Consultancy, which is due to launch near Diwali.

With so much work in her punnet, we couldn’t help but wonder what the daily routine of the diva was? “I am a highly organized person and compartmentalize my work. I set deadlines and time frames for myself and work hard to beat them. Not a compulsive party person anymore, hence, no regular late nights for me. I start my day as early as 5 a.m. and am done with most of my work by 11a.m. It is now a well formed habit and I intend to keep it that way.” On being asked about her responsibilities at home, as a wife and a mother, she said, “Change is evident in life and sometimes one has to succumb to other responsibilities apart from work. I am constantly juggling my work and home, but I am managing it pretty well.”

Sangeeta S. Bahl is an affluent public and keynote speaker and was recently appointed as the E Division Governor J, District 41, and the Toastmasters International for 2012-2013 where she would be handling Rajasthan and parts of Gurgaon region. She was happy to tell us that not everybody gets such an opportunity and that she has worked very hard to get to where she is today. Needless to say we couldn’t agree more.

On May 24th,’12 her own column was launched in YUVA a new Hindi paper for the youth by Hindustaan HT in Patna. It is a one of a kind Hindi newspaper which would be dedicated to issues and topics related to the youth, “My very first article will be on Mobile Etiquettes. I strongly believe that in order to penetrate the minds of the youth in the Patna region, I would have to speak to them in their language. Hence my approach would be to educate them with helpful experiences and easy to understand articles. My second write up will be on GDs (Group Discussions) given, in the light of the various college entrance processes.”

She has big plans for her entrepreneurial venture and wants to grow. To this she adds, “I am not in a profession for making money. I believe in good quality work and would not settle for anything less. The franchisee route is suited for me but I do not want to step into the act until I find the best in the industry for the job.”

So what does a prospective candidate need to possess in terms of qualification to be an Image consultant, we asked, “You just have to have a passion for helping people. A people friendly person who can deal with the client face-to-face would do wonders. Your confidence in yourself would impress the client a great deal. It’s a cut-throat market out there and you would have to exhibit exemplary people skills to rise above the rest.”

Sangeeta S. Bahl is an inspiring woman icon. She has carved a niche for herself in the hostile business scenarios in India and is going strong. No matter how testing the situation got, she held on to what she believed in and the result is for all of us to see. There is a lot more to be done and we are sure that we will keep hearing about her giant leaps in the near future.

Lastly, quoting her status update on Facebook,


“My advice to all who wish to be UNIQUE is ……..BE YOURSELF!!

 

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The Fashionistic Entrepreneur – Jasmeen G Dugal

” I have enjoyed every step of the way and do not see it as hurdles as I am very passionate about the work”

says Jasmeen Duggal to Editor’s Delight

A writer, a fashion enthusiast and now an entrepreneur, Jasmeen Dugal have been playing all these roles and a lot more flawlessly. She is the founder of the fashion hub, explosivefashion.com talking about her venture she says, “Since its launch, luxury style portal http://www.explosivefashion.in has been at the forefront of style — reporting trends from showings and ateliers, breaking news and covering the splashiest parties, championing new talent and boasting a line-up of savvy bloggers. The common thread through the website is STYLE in the realm of fashion | Jewellery | accessories | beauty | art | hospitality | travel | celebrities. We update the website with four-five fresh stories each day so do sign up for our e-newsletter and get the day’s top stories… delivered to YOUR INBOX. We have crossed 6.5 lac+ subscribers… and growing. What makes Explosive Fashion authority? Frequency, integrity, independence and spirited coverage…”

She has been associated with fashion since a long time. Before coming up with her own venture she was the online editor of Vogue India’s official website. Experience with such a global fashion organization would have been great for sure, explaining it in her words she says, “It was a strong learning curve for three years. Alex Kuruvilla (Managing Director of Condenast India) gave me the offer to join the publication as Net Editor—Condenast India and launch the Vogue India website in India in terms of design, layout, technology and daily content henceforth. I have also helped launch the GQ India website. I learnt a lot by just observing and interacting with Priya Tanna, Geeta Rao and Bandana Tewari at work whenever I was down at the Mumbai office.”

She is a learned in English (Hons.) and is now pursuing trend forecasting and fashion marketing to expand her horizon in the world of style and fashion.

There is always a plan in an entrepreneurs mind when he/she leaves a particular job and starts up a self owned venture, similar was with Jasmeen. She says, “I have worked in senior editorial positions with some of the best organizations including Times of India-Kolkata, Outlook Traveller, Vogue India and GQ India. With a wealth of experience in launching and maintaining luxury fashion websites I thought of taking the plunge and launching my own luxury fashion portal: Explosive Fashion. It was the ultimate challenge and I thrive on challenges! It brings out the best in me!”

Starting a self owned venture is not an easy task for sure, there are ups and downs in every game, but the story of Jasmeen has been different till now, “There were no hiccups as such since I have three successful fashion website launches to my credit and launched the website within a month. When I began I had my finger in all pies: editorial, marketing, branding, social media and even photography at times! I have enjoyed every step of the way and do not see it as hurdles as I am very passionate about the work.”

She has a self owned and self operated company with no employees on her payroll as of now; she is working with several efficient freelancer fashion writers and photographers across Mumbai and Delhi.

For the last winters her fashion statement was: “I love the coat-igans at Marks and Spencers, Burberry Trench and Chanel sunglasses!”

Her favorite brands are, “Marks and Spencers for its fit and great styles for day and Lecoanet Hemant, Malini Ramani and Rocky S for the night.”

She gives out a useful tip for the aspiring entrepreneurs to believe in their vision work very hard and never let others opinions (no matter how genuine) steer them from their path. Success WILL follow!

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Nautical Nuances – Silhouettes 2012

Nautical Nuances

Clouds skating on the blue sky, sands kissing every strand of hair and hear the musical roaring waves. Inspired by such relaing nautical postcards, this collection would definitely transport us in trance of lounge luxury and make all experience the metaphor of comfy chic!

Channelize the latent preppy boy and get deck in semi-formal jackets in shades of blues and white and team it with classy khaki chinos over the rugby stripped sailor tee or a classy gingham check shirt. Ombre shading in jackets & pants along with intricate detailing like woven textures, contrast piping’s, american fold, tucks and pleats introduces a fresh edginess to this classy attire.

And the women pieces exude why boys should have the entire fun notion with its sharp tailored looks with short a la dukes short this collection is an ultimate answer for fun weekend dressing at work place. When boss doesn’t give you an off.

Designed By:

  • Amisha M.
  • Anushree C.
  • Girsh M.
  • Jimmy G.
  • Kashyap P.
  • Kritika D.
  • Rayeen S.
  • Sheetal J.
  • Viral P.

Courtesy: Mystique Promotions Pvt Ltd and Editors Delight

Flower Child – Silhouettes 2012

Flower Child

“Children are flowers from god’s garden”, taking notes from this famous saying, we present to you a bouquet of delicate sleepwear perfect for summery naps. Inspired by vallet of flowers, the soft satins and plisse tulles are transformed into miniature wonders of good night separates like blouson and capris, flare tops, drawstring pants, cowled pyjamas, etc in delicious macaroon palette of candy pink, pastry peach, lavender blue etc. Decorated  with decadence of handmade lace flowerets and layers of soft cotton laces, finished with perfection  of dainty bows and frill edging. a perfect sweet dream outfit for every mothers flower angel.

Designed By:

  • Alisha B.
  • Anusuya B.
  • Farha B.
  • Kalp C.
  • Parth S.
  • Priya K.
  • Romil V.
  • Shilpa C.
  • Shivangi P.
  • Shivangni T.
  • Shweta S.
  • Siddhi M.
  • Uchita S.
  • Yamini A.

 

Courtesy: Mystique Promotions Pvt Ltd and Editors Delight