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Farewell to the creator of the iconic Bandage Dress

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An iconic French designer who gave the world elastic strips of fabric knitted together to make girdle-tight dresses or the sultry Bandage dresses, Hervé Leroux has passed away at the age of 60. He is famously known for his legendary Hervé Léger fashion house and the inventor of the fashion style which has been adorned on the red carpet by glamorous divas of the entertainment and fashion industry.


It first debuted on the runway in the fall of 1995 worn by the likes of Karen Mulder, Cindy Crawford, and Eva Herzigova, the original pieces then were not fully designed the way we see them as body-con dresses today. Later in 1998 when Max Azria and Co. acquired the company they went on a quest to find the vintage collection through ebay sales and private parties to create the exclusive piece that so many of us flaunt today.


Bandage dresses are staple as LBD’s in the wardrobe so much so that it is an excuse to show-off and flatter those feminine curves!


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An Exclusive with Kurtis Paul

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Men’s fashion is somewhat a neglected section in the galleries of fashion. There are not too many brands that cater to this section, and especially towards men’s accessories. But there is a revolution happening which will soon engulf the fashion world in storm. As men have become more style conscious there have been some extremely cutting edge start-up’s that focus on high-end men’s accessories. Kurtis Paul is one such British brand that seeks to shatter the glass ceiling with their innovative designs and techniques. We have an exclusive tête-à-tête with Llyod Rayner the co-founder of the luxury brand.

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1. When was the brand established? Any interesting anecdote as to why the brand came into formation?

Kurtis Paul is the luxury fashion brand catering for luggage requirements of The Modern Gentleman. Started in 2015 by two brother from Manchester, England, the brand is focused on making long-lasting, stylish bags and male accessories.

Kurtis Paul was born from the desire of Lloyd and Kurtis Rayner to revitalize an industry that had grown tired. The two brothers had spent previous life working for large corporate companies and felt like their creativity was being suppressed. With countless nights on the road and spending their down time traveling the world Lloyd and Kurtis had a deep understanding of the requirements of quality luggage. They themselves had tested a wide spectrum of the market. Having noticed that the luggage market had two extremities, the high street with its low prices and ‘one time wear’ practices or the designer ranges where most of the price was in the brand name and not necessarily the quality of the produce. From here it because their mission to plug the gap, to make products that oozed class, quality and sophistication but with a price tag that was reasonable.

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2. Who are the founders? An introduction

The founder of Kurtis Paul was Lloyd and Kurtis Rayner. Bring from a close family has allowed the brothers to inject much passion into the brand, they understand the motives of the other and this allows them to work in complete harmony, working to their strengths. Kurtis is the stylish one, with an eye for material and an ability to make an item fulfill it’s true purpose. Lloyd is the go-getter, the one who brings it all together and makes Kurtis’s dreams a reality.

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Kurtis Paul Mens Fashion Designer Manchester Shoot

3. What does Kurtis Paul embody and represent?

Kurtis Paul represents a very special type of person, a person they define as ‘The Modern Gentleman’.

The Modern Gentleman is someone with a clear sense of being, he understands his role within the world and is determined to become the best version of himself. He is motivated by continuous development and spends much of his down time on activities that lead to self improvement. This man has a love of travel and enjoys the experience of different cultures. He understands that to truly motivate people you must first understand them and by experiencing many different cultures he is widening his reach. Finally The Modern Gentleman takes great pride in his appearance, he understands that a healthy body is required to ensure he can fulfill his busy lifestyle. This man is always looking sharp as he never knows when opportunities may arise.

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4. What can we shop from Kurtis Paul? Tell us something about the luxury leather collection?
The Kurtis Paul product range can be viewed in two halves, luggage and accessories.

Exclusive Kurtis Paul Luggage Collection

Made up of two ranges, Leather Luggage and the Canvas Collection. Leather Luggage is created from a luxurious top grain cattle hide and finished with brass brass fixtures. The Canvas Collection is crafted from a beautiful 20oz cotton fabric and like the leather is also finished with the hard wearing brass fixtures. Across these two product ranges is a bag to suit every requirement for the modern man, whether looking for an overnight bag, office briefcase or gym bag we have the perfect product.

Exclusive Kurtis Paul Accessories Collection

Every man needs a way of accessorising his daily life. From a waxy top grain cattle hide we have created the three, perfect, male accessories. A wash bag to hold the cosmetics used for the morning rituals, a classy laptop sleeve to protect the most valuable office item and a sophisticated pencil case built with the boardroom in mind.

5. Future plans for Kurtis Paul

The future is looking good for Kurtis Paul. We will continue focusing on why we exist, to bring style to a tired industry and through this we will always focus on what is at our core, high quality. In terms of future products, we have recently launched the much anticipated Canvas Collection and will continue giving that the attention it deserves. As a brand we do not believe in product for products sake, we believe that every item must have a purpose and be created with the intent to solve a problem. When the next problem arises we shall get our creative minds together and find a way to answer it, beautifully.

Kurtis Paul Mens Fashion Designer Manchester Shoot
Kurtis Paul Mens Fashion Designer Manchester Shoot

6. What do you feel is the future of men’s fashion ?

In recent years there has been a tendency for the consumer to gravitate towards cheaper, easy access fashion. The high street springs to mind. I believe that as we become more conscious of environmental impact people will care less about quantity and more about quality, there will be a tendency to spend more on an item that will last.

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7. What is the KP model plan for the buyers? Elaborate..

Members receive a special discount, 10% off their order and get exclusive access to new designs before they are available for general purchase.

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Kurtis Paul Mens Fashion Designer Manchester Shoot

8. Who would you love to style and why?

Our dream fashion model would be George Clooney. This man has an understated sophistication and oozes class. If we could style anyone, this would be him.

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A Whimsical Summer ! summer collection

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

– William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

These opening lines of the sonnet describe so well the season of summer. It ushers in warm breezy days, beautiful scenic flower beds, vacations, trips to the beach, and lazy summer afternoons when you feel like lazing by the pool. Of course! I’m not here to talk about the poetic impressions of pleasant hot days but an equally exciting summer collection by the fashion brand Leelan .

Leelan has been manufacturing clothing since 1984, but only recently has it made its presence felt in the online business. The brand exclusively offers women’s western, casual, and street wear collections. Unique designs are created every week with close to 5-6 launches in a month. Their aim is to create a huge market of comfortable clothing in the near future. I enjoyed styling myself in their new summer collection outfits which are now available on the website.



I love the way the skirt is flirty and playful, it is so typical to style this kind of outfit for a summer outing especially a wonderful brunch with friends. The top compliments the sunny weather and naturally enhances the skin tone. It is very feminine and vintage, minimal accessories keep it simple and elegant.





Remember Kajol strolling down with Shahrukh in Dilwale, well I have tried to match that look with this colorful, flowly skirt and black top. It is ideal for a romantic date with your special someone.

The online store offers clothing in all sizes and if it can look so good on a curvy girl like me I can definitely vouch that you too will enjoy shopping from their range of casual and western wear. There are not just tops but palazzos, short dresses, shirts, stylish jackets, and shrugs to choose from.

I wish I had posed in a meadow or a garden with these lovely outfits, it really reminds me of romantic strolls down the streets of Paris or Venice. I really thank Leelan for allowing me to experience a whimsical summer with their collection. If you too wish to soak in the summertime classic look then head over to the site to shop for a fabulous summer!

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Top 5 Bollywood Diva’s to Follow for #InstaFashion

We all love to elude fashion and oomph just like our Bollywood divas!Instagram is like the VIP pass to these fashionistas fashion parties, behind-the-scenes snaps, and off-duty styling. It’s the fashion portal where we can catch a glimpse of stylish street accessories to oppulent #OOTD looks, and not to mention all that’s happening during Indian Fashion Week which makes everything #InstaFashion.

1. Sonam Kapoor

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The stylish actress sets a new fashion trend every-time she steps on the red carpet. She certainly earns brownie points for her voguish appearance on international fashion scene. Sonam Kapoor has made us proud by not just representing the nation at the annual Cannes Film Festival but by also being a regular at the most talked about fashion events across the world. She flaunts traditional as well as western wear with panache. She also has her own app Sonam Kapoor that showcases her daily style with tips.

2. Priyanka Chopra

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Oscars, Golden Globe, Emmy’s, and the most popular T.V. show in Hollywood Priyanka has conquered all. Her casual street style outfits to rock diva punch portray her versatility to the hilt. The desi girl has evolved into a global style icon.

3. Deepika Padukone

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The Queen of Hearts is turning into Indian flavor in Hollywood as well. With her daring debut opposite Vin Diesel, Deepika has come a long way from being a model. The leggy lass epitomizes grace in haute couture attires, designer outfits, and casual girl-next door styles. She even turned designer for Van Heusen by coming up with breezy formal and informal wear.

4. Alia Bhatt

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Alia is the bubbly, chirpy, and fresh faced teen fashion icon. She is mostly spotted wearing cute doodle dresses, typo t-shirts, fun sheer outfits, with quirky accessories. Coltish yet chic, she carries high street fashion with sass, and wears couture with effortless ease. She plays dress-up like the young-fun-loving girl she is, and I admire how identifiable her looks are.

5. Jacqueline Fernandez

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After making a stunning entry in the world of cinema the Sri-Lankan beauty is making waves in the field of glamour as well. Her fashion decisions always reflect her vivacious personality, and she is one of those very rare Bollywood actresses who can carry ethnic to experimental outfits, and look gorgeous in all of them. She has evolved into a flawless beauty over the years.

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Don’t Beg Just Borrow!

Rent Indian Designer Wear

Now-a-days looking fashion magazine ready is a trend thanx to the never ending post sharing on social networking platforms. Looking expensive round the year would certainly cost a bomb and the average fashion lover could go broke updating the wardrobe. There are some very good Indian options on renting and buying designer wear for casual, special, festive, and wedding occasions.

Flyrobe offers renting for both men and women. There are amazing options on western-wear, ethnic-wear, casual, formal, holiday, wedding, and stylish accessories, talk about a complete package! With attractive discounts and free dress scheme for a friend referral its deliciously tempting.

Swishlist offers an exclusive range of haute couture by some of the biggest designers. One can be the belle of clubbing and wedding celebration with panache. The pristine and dazzling collections are offered on a speed delivery under minimal price range making it an affordable choice.

Stage3 has free styling, free home try-on options, and great tips on how to dress up like a celebrity. Stunning runway collection altered to your perfection with pick and drop facilities makes it convenient for any given event.

Bag, Borrow Or Steal
Bag Borrow Steal allows you to up the accessory quotient, maybe you have just depended on hand-me-downs for opulent bags or scarified your favorite things just to own that one piece of stunning exuberance. Don’t worry now you can buy, sell, and borrow a bag easily. 20 % discounts and free shipping make it an alluring deal.

From now on why buy an attire that you won’t wear again? Deck yourself with embellished accessories and don a famous and prestigious fashionable wear without burning hole in your budget.

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A Celebration of Life – Malabar Gold and Diamonds

Kareenas Anniversary Suprise

Kareena Kapoor Khan – The Queen of Bollywood is known for her impeccable fashion sense and versatility. The soon to-be-mommy has been glowing and nailing the fashion quotient to the hilt as she steps into the fascinating phase of motherhood, Kareena has set new standards for the working women by inspiring voguish maternity-wear. She personifies the modern women who not only balances office etiquettes but also takes out time for family with ease and panache. The Indian fashion circle has certainly gone abuzz with her sartorial elegance, be it smart floral dresses, maxis, embellished attires, denims, avant-garde kurti’s or walking the ramp for prominent designer Sabysachi Mukherjee during the finale of Lakme Fashion Week winter festival 2016.

The Nawab and Begum of Pataudi have even more reason to celebrate as 16th October marks their 4th wedding anniversary. The above advert paints a pretty picture between the Nawab and the Begum, an anxious Kareena pouts sulky as she believes that Saif has forgotten their special day. He in return wants to surprise her with an exquisite and delicately crafted diamond set from ‘Mine’ Diamonds Unlimited range of Malabar Gold & Diamonds. Kareena is astonished to find this beautiful jewelry tucked away under the pillow for her, her happiness knows no bounds as she admires this stunning work of art. The priceless moment turned to be #KareenasAnniversarySurprise, diamonds are always a memorable piece of life.

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During this festive season Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers unique and enviable reason to own a diamond jewelry. Diamond personifies the essence and grace of a woman, it imbibes the independent quality to dazzle under any given circumstances just like a progressive fashionista who wants to conquer the world with beauty and hard-work. Kareena being the face of the present contemporary generation shows that empowerment is certainly modish and we women need a shining gratification. After all diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend !

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Falling for Unique Combinations – Fall Outfit Inspirations

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Autumn brings in memories of rustling leaves, orange hues, warm cozy backyard gatherings, and the advent of holiday season. Styling oneself according to the changing spell of the year is inevitable and it becomes awe-inspiring when the outfits are mix- matched according to the colors of nature. Combining these colors to create a voguish accessorized look for casual, evening, party, and work wear during fall will up your style game to the Diva level.

Coppertone and Rust Both being strong colors give a heady concoction of sophistication and glamour. Copper accessories provide the shiny edge to a rusty colored dress which can make heads turn during an evening party or social gathering. Pairing with faux fur would add a touch of high-society allure during a night out or dinner date. The colors blend with the environment and enhance the wearer’s beauty.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Dark Chocolate and Flax

Dark Chocolate and Flax Who doesn’t love dark chocolate? Well now you can carry it off with the amazing browny flax tone accessories and work your way up to the top! This combination goes well for a lady boss on the go, to make the look attractive one can pair the outfit with boots and scarf or just wrap oneself around a fashionable jacket.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Baby Blue and Dusty

Baby Blue and Dust An elegant styling option for formal gatherings. The pastel hues accentuate the feminine curves along with the dusty accessories that aesthetically beautify the appearance. The overall impression brings out classy radiance that stands out stunningly.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Burgundy and Diver (Dark Teal)

Burgundy and Diver (Dark Teal) Paring deep wine color and sparkly blue sets the bar up for modish fashion. If you are someone who loves unusual match then this fusion is ball- room invite envy.

Make sure that you do not overshadow these lovely mixes with too much make-up, a fresh face or subtle indulgence on the cosmetic side will do the trick.

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Vintage in Vegas – The #UltimateVegasOutfit Challenge

Paris Las Vegas

This post comes a little late but I’m glad I did this fun invited me to take part in the #UltimateVagasOutfit challenge, it required me to look up into the opulent resorts of Vegas and style various looks. If I were to spend a day in one of the resorts Paris Las Vegas would be my choice. features all the fabulous holiday resorts and casinos of the sin city Vegas where one can relax and enjoy. Me being a classy vintage at heart and also a lover of everything French chose the Paris, Las Vegas to design my look. The quirky to flirty to classic styles have been put together on the Polyvore app.

The Paris Las Vegas is iconic on the Vegas strip and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city from on-top of it’s 450ft replica of the Eiffel Tower! Le Café Ile St. Louis in its vicinity presents the quaint sights and flavors of a typical Parisian sidewalk café which can leave you in a dreamy spell. Feel mesmerized and soak up in the party mood under the night sky on the rooftop nightclub Chateau. If you want to live in the ‘Paris Je t’aime‘ atmosphere then this grand resort destination for vacation is a must.

First Style – Breakfast Le Eiffel

I would definitely have a late ‘Bruncher’ wearing this beautiful twist knot dress inspired by the Japanese gardens. My makeup would highlight my lips with a red lipstick and the matching bangs, the accessories would be subtle and not flashy. I would tuck myself into the delicate French pastries, tarts, croissants, and steaming hot café and enjoy my morning view from the Eiffel.

Breakfast le Eiffel

Lipsy floral dress
5,235 INR –

Jimmy Choo silver pumps
44,735 INR –

Balenciaga handbags purse
68,050 INR –

Gold earrings
53,560 INR –

Nail polish

Second Style – Paris Café

This look is inspired very much by the 70’s and 80’s, a comfortable Elie Saab Lace Gown along with minimalist approach to jewelry and accessories defines sexy feminism. I would try my luck at the casinos and pretend that I’m a vintage diva who has stepped into another era.

Nude Tones

Elie Saab lace ball gown
525,865 INR –

Golden jewelry
2,475 INR –

Spray perfume

Third Style – La Rue Dans Paris

Time to walk those streets and buy little souvenirs, so I would dress up like a typical French women in something flirty yet voguish. A pink tulle skirt with shoulder cropped top along with matching makeup and beret complete the look.

La Rue Dans Paris

Alexander McQueen off the shoulder crop top
48,840 INR –

P A R O S H tulle skirt
31,080 INR –

Pointy toe flat
32,105 INR –

Kate Spade genuine leather purse
19,950 INR –

140 INR –

Eye makeup

Fourth Style – Princesse De Paris

Night time is party time but instead of looking like a party junkie I would prefer to dress up in elegance and royalty. A glamorous Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown along with intricate head piece and shimmery makeup complete the look.

Princesse De Paris

Aquazzura high heel shoes
113,475 INR –

Brown purse
2,610 INR –

Oscar de la Renta swarovski crystal jewelry
66,280 INR –

Infinity jewelry
6,360 INR –

Eye makeup
1,100 INR –

2,190 INR –

Vegas is all about letting your hair down and partying hard but a little touch of vintage adds charm. Hope you liked my choice of destination and the #UltimateVegasOutfits. Merci Beaucoup! Thank you! for the opportunity! If I ever visit Vegas I know I would definitely be a Parisian on the streets!

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Clear Skin With ‘Beauty Sleep’

Beauty Sleep for Acne Free Skin

Today’s world is all about late nights and neon lights, as sleep deprived humans we forget that ‘Beauty Sleep’ is the key to a young rejuvenated mind, body, and soul. Especially after the end of the festive season one may notice that party nights and heavy makeup have taken its toll on the skin. No matter how much you try all that makeup in the bag cannot hide the fine lines, wrinkles, baggy eyes, and dull skin. The only solution for a clear glowing skin is daily 8 hours sleep. Don’t believe me? Well watch the video.

An independent experiment conducted by the beautiful Dorothy Collins in association with Adjustable Beds shows the correlation between sleep and acne. A good night’s sleep can do wonders and rid the skin of blemishes, scars, and dull spots. Dorothy changed her sleep patterns over a period of seven days and has chronological recorded the changes on the skin. You can read more about her views on The Adjustable Beds Blog.

A healthy sleep routine can end up giving you focused energy during the day, clear skin, low stress levels, and the urge to stay ‘fresh faced’ without any heavy make up on. The video is a reality check to listen to your body and reap benefits out of your beauty sleep, after-all as Dorothy rightly puts in “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG IS YOUR BED.”

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Design a Divine Collection inspired by ‘Candy Crush’


Candy Crush mania has just spilled over to the real world and it’s fans have much to rejoice. The game that has caught en masse fascination will now dictate your wardrobe as well, sounds exciting isn’t it?

Wowcracy the unique platform that allows designers and brands from all over the world to showcase their talents has partnered with the makers of the ‘Candy Crush Saga’ to launch a new creative initiative called Divine Designs With Candy Crush.

This eccentric chance presents designers and brands worldwide a 70 day period to create their own design or a capsule collection of apparels, shoes, handbags, or other accessories synonymous to the allure, vibrancy, enchantment, and carnal saccharine decadence of the Candy Crush game. Selected designs will receive the adulation of being displayed to millions of viewers through the Wowcracy platform for pre-order sales.

So if you feel like paying tribute to your sweet obsession and earn creative recognition join in the Divine Designs With Candy Crush project as soon as possible. As a Fan I’m anticipating that this project will be a total sell-out till then Happy Crushing!

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