Our love and fondness for great luxury handbags from Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci or Bulgari, often makes us forget the chic and luxurious wallets that these brands offer. Our lack of appreciation for a great wallet is mostly because we feel that a wallet is utilitarian and hidden inside our handbag. However with changing trends, brand conscious fashionistas have begun to take great interests in wallets. I rounded off a list of authentic pre-owned luxury wallets that are readily available to buy online at best price range.
Tom Ford Zippy Wallet
The zippy wallet from Tom Ford is practical as well as chic. Its small size doesn’t hold it from providing adequate space to hold your cards and bills. The black calfskin leather with contrasting gold-tone hardware gives the wallet a fabulous and classy finishing touch. The ‘TF’ logo on the front of the wallet makes onlookers instantly recognise the brand and appreciate its design.
Chanel Black Camellia Embossed Leather Bi-Fold Wallet
Chanel produces the market’s widest array of small leather goods and fans of Chanel adore the wallets offered by the brand. The wallets made by the brand are synonymous with opulence and grandeur. Take for instance this exquisite Bi-Fold Wallet from Chanel, its pure style and craftsmanship has luxury written all over it. The black camellia embossed leather wallet is practical, functional and chic all at the same time.
Valentino Garavani Continental Wallet
This dazzling wallet from Valentino has a breadth of freshness. The color as well as the minimalist branding, makes the wallet a gorgeous piece of accessory to give you the perfect finishing touch.
Roberto Cavalli Blue Snake Skin Continental Wallet
This Roberto Cavalli wallet will make a bold fashion statement. Luxurious and practical the wallet displays the prominent Roberto Cavalli logo on the front. Its zip around wallet opens to a spacious interior which will hold your bills and cards. Crafted from snake skin the wallet will last for a long time without losing its attractiveness.
Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Multi-Color Wallet
The Louis Vuitton Eugenie wallet is a delightful creation and a timeless classic. The colourful Louis Vuitton monogram on black leather is stunning and sophisticate. The gold tone hardware gives it a classy finish while the contrasting pink interior will make onlookers look at the wallet with envy. Spacious enough the wallet can transform into a clutch for a night out in town.
Joining the growing trend of brick-and-mortar companies seeking to tap a chunk of the booming e-commerce sector, IRA, one of Bangalore’s most reputed exclusive designer collection stores for women offering high fashion at affordable prices is proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated online store.
As owner of the brand Som Dutta Singh puts it, “We’ve had enough of ‘business hours’. We now want to open 24X7 and what better way to stay connected with your clientele other than being online? We are thrilled to launch online shopping for IRA that’ll allow us to expand our reach and deliver across India.” IRA’s online store will offer the same collections as in-store, giving customers access to a wide range of ladies clothing and accessories and soon to launch complete children’s line and western wear.
Some analysts and financial experts believe that e-commerce sales can touch a whopping $60 billion by 2020 which is a huge jump from the below $6 billion sales last year, driven by the manifold growth in smartphone users to more than 500 million across India. According to a report by UBS Securities India Pvt. Ltd., fashion wear, including apparel and footwear is expected to be the largest retail category online soon with sales of $3.9 billion, larger than sales of electronics and consumer durables online at $3.5 billion.
“This significant milestone is one of our major multichannel offerings. Our customers will now have 24 hour access to the best of our fashion via their computers, smartphones and tablets from anywhere in India.” added Som.
IRA showcases collections of designers like Gaurav Gupta, Ritika Bhasin, Manish Arora, Suneet Varma, IRA, IKSENA and many more.
The e-tail market in India is still nascent and so far has been dominated by pure play e-commerce companies who have grown rapidly. Online retail is now a $14 billion market as compared to a $1 billion in 2012 fuelled by venture capital investors, who pumped in more than $9 billion over the past two years alone.
Bangalore houses some of the most fashion conscious women across the country and as such, the demand for couture wear is quite high. We bring to you a range of designer wear that is bespoke and select, minus the expensive tag. Our clothes are created by well known designers and are endorsed by famous faces. Eighty percent of our clothes are Indian wear as we believe that women look for more exclusivity when it comes to Indian wear. Our designers specialize in the same and are known to create designs that leave you wanting for more.
We also house Western designer wear collections that are otherwise hard to find. This is not it; we also take up customized designing and stitching. So if you have a requirement, our designers will accomplish that for you. We also house wedding collections and not just for the bride, we take up orders for your bridesmaids too! We believe in affordable fashion.
Mumbai, October 1, 2016:‘Glitter’, one of India’s most distinguished‘Lifestyle and Wedding’ exhibition is showcasing an incredible collection of some of the best brands on 1st and 2nd October, 2016 at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Hosted by ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. and ITE, the show has brought its visitors a plethora of renowned designers, jewelers and the most exquisite apparel brands.
Some of the noteworthy exhibitors like Rodasi, Veer Designs, Kora, Manubhai Jewelers, Diva, Olga, Jewelravi, Asbab Design Studio, Studio AV, Sanzany and Zewar by Valchand are showcasing their unique collection at the exhibition.
With an impressive selection of Lifestyle, Wedding and Festive collection ‘Glitter’ is a true showcase of beauty & innovation across segments like jewellery, couture, accessories and fashion styles. With the festive season around the corner, those attending were privy to a fantastic shopping experience to meet all their fashion and lifestyle needs.
‘Glitter’ is the place to be at to kick start the festive season. The exhibition promises its visitors a distinctive and incomparable showcase of the most unique collection until 2nd October, 2016 between 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Dome, NSCI, Worli.
India’s Premiere Lifestyle& Wedding Exhibition ‘Glitter’ concludes Today At NSCI Dome Mumbai
Mumbai, October 2, 2016: The first chapter of one of India’s premiere lifestyle exhibitions ‘Glitter’ concluded today at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Presenting a dual showcase, ‘Glitter’ will unfold once again this month at JW Marriott on October 14th, 15th& 16th.
Present today was Archana Kochhar who showcased a beautiful collection of designs along with several eminent brands like Anjali Arjun Kapoor, Shalini Rathod, Pawan & Pranaav, Gala Brothers, Sanam Tamana, Preeti Designer Hut, Vaga Fashion, Argento, Flyrobe and By Chandni.
A fantastic beginning to the festive season, ‘Glitter’ was a veritable smorgasbord of apparel, jewellery and accessories for every occasion bringing together the best lifestyle offerings for guest who attending the 2- day extravaganza.
Speaking on this occasion Archana Kochhar said,“Glitter is a great exhibition and I am really happy to be here. It’s a place where we have had a lot of brides who walked in and my team is very happy with the enquiries that have been placed. Also I would like to give compliments to Bulbeer because I really like the way she keeps innovating herself and the way how‘Glitter’ has their pulse on everything that’s trending.”
Commenting on the success of the exhibition , Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, LifestyleDivision, ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. said, “The first chapter of Glitter 2016 has come to a successful conclusion with a fantastic showcase for all our guests. We look forward to the exhibition taking place once more this month at JW Marriott and we are certain that it will be as splendid an affair as we have seen over the last two days.”
For those who missed their chance to attend, the exhibition will take place once more at JW Marriott, Juhu from 14th – 16th October. So don’t miss your chance to experience the biggest Lifestyle and Wedding showcase this festive season at ‘Glitter 2016’! For more details visit:www.timesglitter.in
About ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. (ABECL)
ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. is the ruling monarch of the Indian private exhibition sector, bestowing excellence from Concept to Completion! Established in 1993, ABECL has conceptualized over 70 shows across 10 verticals in over 19 major cities pan India and are the pioneers in the Indian trade exhibition and conference market. Today, with persistent commitment to excellence and innovation ABECL has become the largest private sector organizer of International Shows with almost 10% share of the Indian Exhibition Market. ABECL hosts leading trade shows for different segments such as building materials, design and architecture; oil, gas and energy; education; lifestyle; travel and tourism; hospitality; real estate and security and protection. For more information please visit: http://www.abec.asia/
Commencing on a dazzling note during the auspicious occasion of Navartri, Eves24 launched its festive collection on October 1st, 2016.
Through its array of jewelry library Eves24.com bestow ladies with one-of-its-kind opportunity to select a jewelry that best matches with their wardrobe for a special occasion and return it.
The brand organized a two-day jewellery exhibition at its studio in Bandra West, Mumbai. The exhibitioner showcased finely crafted elegant & intricate closet of jewellery
Eves24, a first of its own kind of jewellery lifestyle services in India organized a two-day jewellery exhibition for its latest festive collection at their studio in Bandra West, Mumbai. The exhibition showcased empyreal masterpieces of jewellery that can be flaunted on every occasion. Ranging from unconventional daily wear to heavy wedding masterpiece to delicate diamond studded magnum opus, these jewels spoke volumes about finesse, sophistication, opulence and imperialness.
These masterpieces were purely about fine craftsmanship, intricate designing style and scrupulously finishing which augmented the shimmer of the festivities on a prosperous note.
Mr. Rahul Banka, Founder & CEO, Eves24, said that Eves24, a first of its own kind of jewellery lifestyle services in India. Their unique concept enables ladies to own and have a colossal closet of magnificent jewellery via a bouquet of smart and cost effective solution. The brand boasts of a beautiful catalogue of exquisite IGI certified designer jewellery available at wholesale prices (at least 20-30% cheaper than other retail stores).
Eves24 also offers 100% exchange, 90% buyback of products sold by it. It is a transparent and professional jewellery service, backed with international authenticity certificates and purity guarantees.
For more information visit us at www.eves24.com/
It’s time you’ve started with your elegant Aurelian collection
We have been hearing a lot about make in india under PM Modi and even Smriti Irani promoting weavers of India and Indian textile lately and so did the textile and make in India ruled the ramp of lately held IFFD’s India Runway Week Season7.
The opening show on DAY1 was completely dedicated to Indian textiles where Bibi Russel’s “Rajasthali” showcased varied khadi looks. Daniel Siyem showcased north eastern textiles under his collection “Breathe Easy”. We saw colors, Pret collections nicely done and easy to wear.
DAY1 later in the evening witnessed Ishithaa Design House by Deepika Sana Reddy showcased south Indian textiles. The winter festive bridal wear neatly done for any south indian bride is a must see for everyone south Indian. Stuido AV by Gaurav and Nitesh showcased textile Bridal wear. For anyone who thinks that textiles can be just plain piece of cloth is completely wrong. The drama, art textures colors all were seen in his collection.
The Day 2 also witnessed textile designers such as Manika Sureka, Mithi Kalra and Disha Doshi Gandhi. “Euphoria” by Disha Doshi Gandhi, Captivating Ikat patterns have been used, whose colors reflect local heritage and are bright and contrasting, as per the theme of the collection. Geometry plays a considerate part within the whole collection. Since winter/festive collection, they used jackets, overcoats and scarves to complete the look. Designer has used Vionnet draping techniques implying the digital, futuristic structure that a person distingerates into.
THE FLUTE ENCHANTER by Manika Surekha is the inspiration of the collection comes from the magnificent life of lord Krishna. Use of hand painted motifs with a fusion of fabrics forms the center of my collection. While keeping my inspiration as my focus in all my creations, the garments are very fresh and modern. The exaggerated flow in the garments is perfect for all body types. People long for the enchantments and gaieties of the rich lifestyle of lord Krishna and that is exactly what my collection lends. Enchanting flowers, peacocks, cows are symbolic of my collection which is in hues of the color blue. The use of many fabrics in one garment is my USP and that has been used extensively in this collection.
” THE INDIAN DISNEY STORY”, by designer Mithi Kalra, speaks for itself. Dresses, gowns suited for a Princess, based on the traditional art of Madhubani, hand embroidered on pure silks and organza. The collection wonderfully and imaginatively combines the grace of a bygone era, with the modern day fashion. Madhubani painting is practiced in the Mithila state of Nepal and in the Bihar state of India. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti,Kali Puja, Upanayanam, Durga Puja.
Last but not lease Day 3 witnessed maximum textile designers such as Shilpa Chaurasia, Gauri Couture, Amru by Chandak Jena, Kanchankuntala Das, D n A by Deblina and Atul. BRIDALSUTRA by designer Shilpa Chourasia is the cerebral modern bride splurges on her trousseau as smartly as she plans her big crazy wedding.
Taking ques from her convertible lifestyle, designer Shilpa Chaurasia have crafted a genius Lehenga, which wraps and unwraps into two distinct styles. In time of instant gratification, the bridal designs are updated with easy quirky style solution for such immediate fashion transformation.
THEME-Talk of the blocks presented by KanchanKuntala Das is made of blocks of fabric with balanced yet discontinued use of embroidery. The material used is handloom cotton and the multicolor hand embroidery shapes up the story of the collection. This collection is about the outrageous and lavish use of colors in single silhouettes. This is just to make people understand how dramatic and glamorous handloom can be if used in a different way.
Amru by Chhandak Jana presents Padm’e The enchanting, elaborate and mystical Lotus motifs used in the wall paintings of Ajanta caves serve as the central theme for this collection. The lotus rooted in the mud blooms and blossoms into a beautiful flower, it detaches itself from the mud, grows through purifying water and reaches for sunlight- each of the garment in the collection uses lotus as a metaphor and points towards an individuals’ desire and aspiration for enlightenment.
“Riwayat -ethereal rendition of Phulkari” collection by “Gauri couture” was an attempt to revive traditional art of handmade Phulkari by creating avenues of employment and social empowerment for rural women of Punjab. The collection was an ode to phulkari artisans. Bringing the models in vibrant colors of phulkari and bling of gotta work Gauri couture designers Nikheil, Rivendra and Twinkle shows ensembles that move in perfect harmony in style, silhouette and form. The collection offers women wear and menswear featuring silhouettes ranging from lehngas, robes, jackets, jodhpur pants, pakistani salwar, saree and kurtas. Collection is global in nature with mix of elegance, purism, exquisite craftsmanship i.e. handmade “Phulkari” with Style ranging from Avant-garde to classic.
For the first time ever in the history of Indian Fashion weeks some designer has showcased knit wear made in Indian wool. Deblina and Atul premiered their collection –ARABESQUE which is entirely made up of Eco and skin- friendly Bamboo yarns knitted together to create magic spelling interesting ensembles. ARABESQUE the theme was indeed true to the amalgamation of contemporary and classical silhouettes and motifs. The range envisaged contemporary stylised drapes and fits, twisted in interesting colours to harmonise and knitted together in bamboo to form larger than life grandeur silhouettes . Shrugs and capes with the contemplating enlarged sleeves and spiral falls in knits stylized the models.
Bollywood diva Zeenat Aman dazzled the ramp as a showstopper for Jewellery Designer Akassh K Aggarwal. The Muse Room by Akassh K Aggarwal is a celebration of Being a Queen Beyond her Peers. Collection of Jewellery Designer Akassh K Aggarwal comes with a message of celebrating women of all ages- from their teens to their 90’s- who not only have a stellar sense of Living and a knack for making their way in the world but also possess that uncanny ability to know when to act their age and also when to throw the supposed limits of that number.
Akassh says, ” I am very much delighted that Bollywood diva ZeenatAman has walked the ramp for me. She has been my first crush and will always be my muse. Keeping her in mind, I have created the whole collection and have kept my collection name as “The Muse Room”.
Zeenat Aman said, “Walking the ramp is always fun. It is a feel good factor when you get the instant reaction from the audience. When Jewellery Designer Akassh K Aggarwal approached me for his show and after seeing his jewellery, I couldn’t say no. I got nostalgic when I walked the ramp on one of my favourite track Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko and dum maro dum at India Runway Week. Akassh is a great person and a very creative designer. His Jewellery is extraordinary and beautiful. It was lovely to be a part of his show and I am obliged to be his Muse. “
I have personally seen Akassh’s collection at his store and its mind blowing, you can read about my experience here. ACAS’s sense of designing is really commendable and I highly recommend all women and men(those who want to buy gifts for their wives or girlfriends), please do visit his store and you will love it!
Korea brings its revolutionary beauty and skin care brand The Face Shop to India. Though The Face Shop will be officially made available in Indian market through Amazon from October onwards, a sneak peek into the products and their usage was organised for a few bloggers recently at 38 Barracks in CP.
The Face Shop team traveled all the way to India to make this influencer bloggers segment aware of their brand and it’s usps in turn to reach out their target audiences.
Miss Diane Lee, the spokesperson from The Face Shop, explained about the various natural ingredients used in the products and their benefits. The brand definitely boasts of creating a wide range of skincare, hair care and beauty products from over 1,000 natural ingredients such as flowers, grains, plants, fruits, and oriental medicine to nourish and revitalize the skin so that the skin will feel as much nourished from within, as it looks beautiful on the surface. The brands tagline is ‘Natural Story’ derived from this very fact of using natural ingredients in the products.
The company that was launched in 2003, garnered itself a position of top cosmetic companies in the world within just 4 years of inception and from there on the growth story has been tremendous. Today the brand has its presence in more than 34 countries with 2900+ stores across the globe.
The bloggers meet not only addressed the audience to make them aware of the brand launch in India, but also brought in Shawn Kin, the make up expert from Korea who has been associated with top names exhibiting his make up skills for more than 20 years now.
Shawn shared his make up demo live with the audience, explaining the details of right make up art and things to avoid. Starting from how to go about applying the base before make up, to the right way of shaping the brows, from using the concealer to applying eye shadow and liner to give the eyes a subtle or even a cat look, from how to use the blusher and the correct way of putting lipstick, Shawn casted his spell as he did some quick makeovers and shared his tips keeping in mind the Indian skin tone and textures. It was a delight to watch him as his hands glided from one product to another and one tool to the next creating the perfect look.
Kim even answered the queries and solved difficulties of people regarding usual make up fails and also helped people with some serious issues on how to achieve that flawless look. For example, a lady volunteered for a makeover and she had a set of unequal eye-lids, because of which she always felt that her eye make up of that particular smaller eyelid is never visible. Kim with his expert advise, not only answered her query, but also demonstrated live how she could get rid of this problem and enjoy a beautiful eye-makeup.
Another useful tip that Kim shared was that while applying lipstick one must apply as if smiling and not as pouting in order to retain the shape of the lips in a perfect smile way.
He also said that if we want softer look, we should use powder blush and for a more serious look, opt for creme blush.
It was indeed a very insightful session and I learnt a lot of tips and tricks about make up and skin care.
Lee also mentioned that coming to India was an obvious choice as Indians have been using natural products for skin care and make up since ancient times and hence it makes their brand much more relevant for the Indian market.
Upon answering my question about brand competition, Lee said that though they assure of high quality of products may be like Bobby Brown in competition, but their prices are very much affordable as they want more and more people to buy and use the products.
Its been a week when I was part of this interactive session, and I got a few products as a kind gesture from The Face Shop and trust me since then I have been only using these products. One of their Star Products, the Chia Seeds Cream is something I am totally in love with. The aroma, the lightness of the gel cream is simply awesome. For someone with oily skin like mine, this is a perfect solution. It hydrates the skin without feeling heavy and sticky.
Their other star products include Cushion, which is an all in one cushion that combines the effects of foundation, skin care and sun block, all in one. It surely is the next level of base make up. But the next star product that I loved is from their Rice Water Bright range, its the cleansing foam and I don’t think I will now use any other cleansing foam for myself, its so good.
Since a week, my lips are only hooked to the Ink Gel Stick by TFS, it glides so smoothly on the lips, is long lasting and has amazing shades. Even the Collagen Ampoule Lipstick is excellent. I have become a huge fan of their product range and I so look forward to their being available online from October onwards so that I can add to my collection and make them a part of daily routine.
I am grateful to The Face Shop for choosing our country as their next stop and I hope and wish their journey continues across the world achieving greater success and making people beautiful inside out.
Keep watching their Facebook Page for regular updates and grab the products as soon as they are available, I am sure you gonna love them.
Facial Serum can be a moisturizer or your skin tonner; it can be your sun-screen too. There is no particular logic behind what it is because facial serum does not only work for one task. It prevents you from sun burn, wrinkles and many other signs of aging that actually you don’t want to see.
How it moisturizes your skin?
Chock-full of moisturizing ingredients of Facial serum helps to maintain the moisture of the skin, but it does not work in traditional manner. It does not create a barrier in deep skin and upper facial skin as other products do.
Doesn’t use face oil instead of facial serums?
Most of us are not having proper information about the difference between facial serums and face oils, we may use face oil instead serum due to improper knowledge. Serums are actually water based and facial oils are for sure being formulated on oil basis. Due to big molecules of face oils, it just rest on first layer of skin but, facial serums are having very small molecules which go under upper layer for complete care of it. So, don’t be confuse get the right product for your face.
Check If Facial Serum Is Right for you!
Only serum with right ingredients will work for you, you can get it according to skin type:
• Acne-prone: Get vitamin C enriched face serum along with presence of retinol which is an antioxidant for reducing inflammation, zinc to sooth the irritation, salicylic acid
• Dry: Vitamin E facial serum is good for you; it should also contain niacinamide for improving skin elasticity, glycolic acid for lightening the skin color, and hyaluronic acid which retains the moisture.
• Dull skin: In this case, always look for antioxidants as green tea extract, ferulic acid, resveratrol etc for cellular recovery and prevention from sunlight.
Caution: before start using of facial serums always consult to doctor. Serum is super potent so, piling it on can damage sensitive skin. Only way to understand more is patch-test.
A great range of facial serums are available online these days, after proper understanding of the product you can get one of best facial serums in India. Properly check the ingredient list within it so that you can judge if the facial serum will actually help you to get back the glowing and charming skin. Best of luck to take a step to the glowing screen!
I recently visited this newly opened salon called Studio Strands in Sainik Farms, and I have to say that, the class and quality of services one will get to experience is depicted right at the moment one enter the salon.
They have ample space and different sections as per different needs of services.
I got the following services done at the salon and my experience was really great:
For waxing, they have rooms in the basement, very neat and clean, air-conditioned and spacious.
After waxing, I moved upstairs for my head massage. Head massage was given in a peaceful room, with dim lights and relaxed atmosphere. It was one of the best massages I got in recent times.
Next was my manicure and pedicure, and again it was simply awesome. In fact they have these big massage chair units, so while you get your manicure and pedicure done, your back gets a nice massage on the chair.
Then I got done my shampoo and blow dry.
Overall I had a very relaxing and fulfilling experience at Strands. The ambience of the place is perfect to spend a relaxing day getting your beauty services done.
The staff is very very professional, hospitable, dedicated and caring, they really make you feel very wanted and special.
So do drop in and experience world-class beauty and hair services at Studio Strands.