Category Archives: Fashion

The good sense in wearing the same five outfits all the time

By Kelly Clarke

About a year ago, I began to intentionally wear the same sequence of outfits at work.

There’s the white and black polka dot top; the grey and black over sized tee, and the black vest top with an olive green over-shirt. I have that one woman’s wardrobe essential too; a bucket full of black leggings. Continue reading The good sense in wearing the same five outfits all the time

The verdict on style maven Sonam Kapoor’s many wedding outfits

By Sujata Assomull

Ever since Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja announced their wedding, I have wondered what they would wear. Sonam is known for her fashion sense, whether it’s the sari (that blush pink Anamika Khanna Cape dhoti drape — concept sari — she wore at The Cannes Film Festival in 2014), or the evening gown (the structured ball gown by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture in 2011), or just a pair trousers (in Delpozo in Dubai to celebrate IWC’s anniversary just a few weeks ago), she has been a style sensation. Continue reading The verdict on style maven Sonam Kapoor’s many wedding outfits

Keep calm and wear more makeup

By Sharmistha Khobragade

It is surprising to me that I am writing a piece to exhort women to wear makeup. Till a few years ago, I owned only two lipsticks. From being well-groomed in college, I went to being a ‘makeup virgin’ post marriage. Career, marital responsibilities and, after a few years, kids, were reason enough for me to fall off the makeup bandwagon. I simply didn’t have the time and energy.

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The new supermodels with a few million Insta followers

By Sujata Assomull

“I will not get out of bed for less than US$10,000 a day,” said Linda Evangelista famously in 1990. This quote marked the reign of the supermodels in the fashion industry. If it was a Vogue cover, it had to be one of them. And if it was a landmark pop video it was incomplete unless it starred a supermodel. Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, George Michael, Tina Turner and Jon Bon Jovi — their most iconic videos of that decade featured one or more of these ladies: Helena Christensen, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Yasmine Le Bon, Christy Turlington or Linda Evangelista. For a fashion house, a runway show that did not feature at least three of these girls meant that the brand was no longer relevant. Everything these women did mattered, from what they ate for breakfast, what car they drove and who they dated. Who can forget what a beautiful couple Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere were and how good they looked on the red carpet?

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Huda Kattan: How a blogger built an empire

By Sujata Assomull

In March this year, The New York Times wrote an article that asked the question, “Is Huda Kattan the most influential beauty blogger in the world?” And with over 23 million Instagram followers — that’s more than actor Reese Witherspoon, supermodel Karlie Kloss and fashion designer, Marc Jacobs combined — Huda is probably beauty’s most influential blogger today. The Dubai-based social media star also runs her own beauty company, Huda Beauty, which was launched two years ago. Continue reading Huda Kattan: How a blogger built an empire