Color Blocking Simplified!

Summer time…. Wind in your hair, time to show off your fab body and your amazing collection of stylish wardrobe!! It is the best time of the year to wear bright colors and look fabulous. Be yourself and mix and match all that suits you well. Walk with confidence and poise…. The ones who do not understand…mmm….do not understand fashion..!! So buzz off….

Our very first stop is the Big Apple..!! New York City honey buds…!! This is one place where anybody can be somebody. A place, where, a huge number of Bollywood and Hollywood stars come in and pick up their very best… So why should we be left behind!!

Well, Color Blocking is the in trend in New York and also LA these days. Bright colors mixed and matched to the best with the help of the color wheel will help you create an impact. So here goes:-

Here we have our color wheel.  There are some basic guidelines that need to be taken care of when you start using it and once you get it, you are good to go.

First things first, we need to understand the color wheel. So there are 3 color groups that we will incorporate here as:

  • Complimentary colors: Colors that are exactly opposite to each other on the wheel are called Complimentary colors or we can call them contrast colors. For example: Red –Green, Yellow-Violet or Orange- Blue. So if you have any of these colors in your wardrobe then all you have to do is match them and you will look super..!!
  • Analogous Colors: These are three consecutive colors on the color wheel, or are colors from the same color family. Like:  Red-Red Orange- Orange or Blue Green-Green- Yellow Green etc. The best thing about these colors is that that they flow into each other and give a very soft appeal to your outfit.
  • Color Triads: Now this is a little tricky, you can either pick up colors that are evenly spaced from each other on the wheel to form a triad or make an equilateral triangle ( a triangle with equal angles and equal length arms) where, each point of the triangle lies on a color and Voila…!! You have your color triads. For example: Red-Yellow- Blue, Orange-Violet- Green etc.

You can couple up some neutral shades accessories in beige, brown, white etc. so that you don’t look like a clown with a raid of colors from top to bottom… If you plan to use 3 colors then you must pick one color as your base and play with the other two colors here and there a little bit. Too many colors on a dress make the outfit look over the top. The purpose of the color wheel is to enhance every color evenly.

But who said, bright colors are for women only!! No way sweeties; our young men cannot be left behind here. The rules apply in the same way for them as well. I know you hunks out there believe in wearing neutral and dark colors, as if it is some kind of a “Guy code”. But trust me, there is no such thing. If you want to catch a lovely lady’s eye this summer, then attract her with hues and glamour.

So now you know that it isn’t any rocket science. The secret is out for you to explore and try out. Wear all that, what makes you feel comfortable and confident in. What you feel and think is more important than what the ones around you think about you. Go out there and play with your creativity. There will be some hits and misses, but you will definitely learn it. 

One quick tip before I sign off: Download the picture of the color wheel on your Smartphones, so that every time you need a quick access to color schemes and harmonies, then all you have to do is be cool and  smartly bring out your gadget and act like a pro…!!

Until next time…. Be fashionable and be cool…!! Peace !!

Holding Hands – Magnificent Silver Ring

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Planning to visit a party, and wondering how to get noticed? A silver ring with CZ stones is something which can help you flaunt your hands and make the world know how pretty your fingers are!

A 92.5 silver ring with a ‘holding hands’ design is something which is too elegant to be wore and gifted. This rhodium finish CZ studded ring has good curves which if seen properly gives the look of hands being held. Available in the size of 12 and 14, this ring from ERATO, a silver jewellery brand, comes with a 3 months warranty.

Looks good to be bought and wore if you are fond of rings and want to flaunt with your fashionistas’.

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Fame has been Leaked!

A perfume, derived from Latin words per fumus, which means “through smoke”, is something which everyone is mad about today. Fragrances these days are classified on the basis of a fragrance wheel (shown below).

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her famous name ‘Lady Gaga’ finally released her perfume ‘Fame‘. Further sharing about Fame, she also told the fans that the perfume is not having the smell of blood and semen but actually has the notes of “belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops”.’ by tweeting the pictures on Twitter. It was done in such a manner because of an unethical leaking of the pictures of the perfume bottle by a fashion magazine editor on 13th June 2012. The New York based singer, expressed her unhappiness by tweeting this,Looks like photos of my perfume are being leaked. Oh you fashion editors I could just crinkle my hands at you!’ Along with the text, she tweeted the bottle and packaging picture for the fans on twitter.

To meet up the elegance, the bottle is made of purple/black color with a tinch of golden making it shine. The perfume seems to be like a dark colored but clear liquid. The megastar’s Fame is expected to hit the market for sale later this summer.

So, Are you looking forward to get your hands on this one? 

IIFA Awards 2012 Winners

The evening of glamour made celebrities feel proud and walk away with trophies. The 13th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) was held in Singapore Indoor Stadium this year with the bollywood celebs crossing their fingers to walk away with the glittering lady.

Amongst the top honours were Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan for their outstanding contributions to Bollywood as Rockstar and The Dirty Picture. Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara won the best film and the best director award.

The IIFA Awards 2012 winners’ list:

– Best Film: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Direction: Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milege Dobara

– Best Story: Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Performance In Leading Role (Male): Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar

– Best Performance In A Leading Role (Female): Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

– Best Supporting Actor (Male): Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Supporting Actor (Female): Parineeti Chopra – Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

– Best Debut (Male): Vidyut Jamwal – Force

– Best Debut (Female): Parineeti Chopra – Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

– Best Performance In A Negative Role: Prakash Raj – Singham

– Best Performance In A Comic Role: Riteish Deshmukh – Double Dhamaal

– Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Rekha

– Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Ramesh Sippy

– Best Music Direction: AR Rahman – Rockstar

– Best Playback Singer (Male) – Mohit Chauhan for Nadaan parindey – Rockstar

– Best Playback Singer (Female) – Shreya Ghosal for Teri meri – Bodyguard

– Best Lyrics: Irshad Kamil for Nadaan parindey – Rockstar

– Best Choreography: Bosco Caesar for Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Dialogue: Rajat Aroraa – The Dirty Picture

– Hottest Pair: Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar

– IIFA 2012 Green Award: Dia Mirza

– Best Action: Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham

– Best Special Effects: Red Chillies VFX – RA.One

– Best Cinematography: Carlos Catalan for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Costume Design: Niharika Khan – The Dirty Picture

– Best Editing: Anand Subaya – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Makeup: Vikram Gaikwad – The Dirty Picture

– Best Production Design: Sabu Cyril – RA.One

Best Sound Re-Recording: Anuj Mathur and Baylon Fonseca – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

– Best Sound Recording: Resul Pookutty and Amrit Pritam Dutta – RA.One.

Yet another award function which made Bollywood feel proud for it’s endless efforts throughout the year…

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The Royal Recycler – Kate Middleton

Movie starts, fashion icons politicians and even royals are followed and policed around for what to and what not to wear. After every single red carpet event, the fashion police review the hits and misses of these celebrated icons. It’s a tough world out there in the celebrity land. One miss and you are a headline. Even if you wear the same belt or anklet…you will be spotted and you will be criticized.

This is where the beautiful Kate Middleton– The Duchess of Cambridge steps in and makes a difference. She has been known for repeating her clothes and accessories for various public events. Her famous L.K.Bennett nude pumps are a rage and she has been spotted wearing them a number of times. Also she recently recycled her Pale Pink Coat Dress by Emilia Wickstead at the Garden Party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Her wardrobe consists of dresses that are affordable and aren’t always big labels. Everything she flaunts is a rage and is off the shelves instantly.

Often compared to Princess Diana for her fashion sense, she has carved out a different persona for herself. Knowingly or unknowingly, she has sent out a valuable message to her admirers about recycling clothes. Women often go through sleepless nights wondering what all they are going to wear next morning or whether anybody would notice them wearing the same shirt twice. Well Kate Middleton shuns all the aforesaid stuff and proclaims that even if people notice, it should not matter much. Wear what you are comfortable in and feel confident in. This would save a great deal of investment that women make every other week for new clothes for work.

Being austere is one thing, but being stylish and austere in approach is another. She is a royal and is constantly under the media scanner, who publish a microscopic image of, a seam that comes out of her coat. Imagine the pressure walking past the flickering camera flashes and finding cover story of yourself on the tabloids. Yet, she always comes out with flying colors and maintains her subtle self.

So go ahead and experiment with what you have in your closet. Wear the black office coat to your evening dinner with folded sleeves and a cute neck piece, or wear the same shirt differently, it will definitely work. If Kate can do it, so can you. 🙂

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