Fashion central Aug 2015

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Abdominal workouts for men

“My House Is Like My BABY”

Black and Green TEA

Wear White Jeans for

Shraddha Kapoor F i l m y

F u n d a s

Tabassum Mughal collection at telenor bridal couture week 2 0 1 5


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Summer Maria B 2015 NEW


CONTENT FASHION SHOWS INTERNATIONAL 5. Umsha by Uzma Babar collection at telenor bridal couture week 2015. 13. Sarah Gandapur telenor bridal couture week 2015. 21. Tabassum Mughal collection at telenor bridal couture week 2015.


29 Maria B New Collection


Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

33. GIRLY SANDALS TO WEAR THIS SUMMER 2015. 35. Wear White Jeans for Summer.

BEAUTY AND HEALTH 41. Makeup tips for brown eyes. 43. Homemade beauty tips for teenage girls to get attractive. 45. Bridal Mehndi Designs for 2015. 47. Health Benefits of Black and Green Tea.



63. How to look More Smart, Handsome and Attractive to Women. Men’s Fashion Trends 69. Abdominal Workouts for Men. for Spring/ Summer 2015.


75. Luxurious Yachts.

INTERVIEWS 83. Fashion central exclusive talk with designer Erum Khan. 89. Shraddha Kapoor’s filmy fundas.




Justin Bieber Talks Calvin Klein in Hong Kong.

93. Jacqueline Fernandez’s six avatars for ishq karenge. 95. The much anticipated teaser trailer for dekh magar pyaar se.

INTERIORS 105. Inspired color palettes for spring season.


111. Dior girl by Rida beauty spa salon launch Lahore. 115. Ensemble launches the ecochic design Parineeti awards 2015. Chopra 117. MCB Launch in Burj Khalifa Dubai. 119. Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor launched its “My House is European flagship store. like My 123. Berluti’s Picasso Museum Picnic Dinner Baby” and Givenchy’s After-Party.



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Your praise for telenor bridal couture week compels us to continue publishing some more outstanding shows of this most popular week. In this issue we have for you Umsha by Uzma Babar, Sarah Gandapur and Tabassum Mughal. Have a look and enjoy the stylings. The ever popular Maria B again finds space in this issue. Her collections are full of beautiful color schemes with delicate embroidery and stone work. As for upcoming trends look up the articles on girly sandal trends and white jeans. As for health and beauty there is much to review, read and follow and thereby avail benefits. The interview section includes names like Sharaddha Kapoor, Perintee Chopra and Erum Khan. All these celebrities speak their heart out. For those who seek the world of luxury, there is a fulfilling report on luxurious yachts. Just keep in mind that the world of mega yachts is simply tantalizing. Besides the above there is much more on fashion, entertainment and events. In particular, the men need to look at the abdominal workouts, how to look more smart,handsome and attractive to women and also the trends for summer. Keep clicking and seek joy. Finally a word about Justin Bieber. He is now into the fashion world, in addition to his singing. Viewers, please stay in touch and lets continue the exchange of ideas.



UMSHA BY UZMA BABAR SUPER COLLECTION AT TELENOR BRIDAL COUTURE WEEK 2015 The summer edition of Telenor Bridal Couture week was made more complete with the addition of bridal stylings of UMSHA by Uzma Babar. This designer impressed with her conventional detailing with classic colors and rich accompaniments on contemporary silhouttes. At the fashion week the UMSHA collection comprised of festive reds, rusts and rani pinks in line with timeless bridals in soft muted pastels fused with heavy matte golds and jeweled details. Uzma Babar TBWC 2015 collection was remarkable and stood out as one of the most outstanding stylish collection at TBCW 2015. Definitely the dresses were most suited for receptions. In particular the short size cholis with lehengas were the main attractions on the ramp and also most likewere the magical wedding lehngas in bright hues. Moammar Rana appeared as the showstopper for this stunning collection.


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Sarah Gandapur’s elite TBCW 2015 collection was inspired by the royal darbars of the sub continent. She managed to infuse eternal sophistication with chic modernism through her dresses. The collections by Sarah Gandapur had tilla work embellishments. Also there were sleeveless shirts and lehenga cholis. The fashion models wore maatha pattis too. It must be highlighted that all the bridal outfits looked sizzling. The national dress from across the border took prominence in Sarah Gandapur’s collection. Taking this sensuous ensemble, she experimented with the sari in a bid to offer something distinctive but largely failed to make a huge impact though she did manage to deliver some knockout looks as well.



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This collection can be marked as the most outstanding collection for the reception days or wedding occassions. Tabassum Mughal’s bridal and trousseau collection titled “through the vintage rose garden’ for Telenor Bridal Week 2015 was a sumptuous and majestic collection inspired by imperial courts.



Picturesque victoriana dargen-scapes and exquisite flora and fern were rendered into artisanal works of magnificence. The designer worked with a kaleidoscopic colour palette beginning with light grey and ecru and transmogrifying to flourishes of rust, plum, crimson and maroon.

The collection offered brides a plethora of silhouette options from embroidered long jackets worn with billowing gowns to sensuous cholis worn with neon chatta patti patchwork lehngas.

Embroidery in the form of rose blooms mounted on ornate picture frames and other floral ruminations use intricate metal-wirenaqshi embroidery, pearls, stone-work, crystals and ubiquitous gota work which offer three-dimensional illusions of grandeur and sophistication. Super model Nadia Hussain was the showstopper for Tabassum Mughal TBCW Bridal collection.

Credits: Hair and makeup for all days is being done by acclaimed makeup and hair stylist Saba Ansari of Saba salon. Choreography and event direction for all days is being handled by hassan Sheheryar Yasin. Telenor Bridal Couture Week is powered by Haier mobile, refreshed by aqua fina. Its official beverage partner is nestle fruitavital. Fragrance partner is Junaid Jamshed. Official radio partner is FM 106.2. Furniture partner is habitt and food partner is burger king. The PR & media of the entire event is being handled jointly by Take-|| and PR department of Hum network.




GIRLY SANDALS TO WEAR THIS SUMMER 2015 You likely have a couple of these sets as of now from our spring shoe pattern guide, yet we’ve got some more styles that you’ll likely need to add to your closet. Whether you’re into an announcement making fighter or customary flip slump, there’s a couple for each event you have gotten ready for the hotter months. From thick mid-heels to energetic shoes, read on to find out about what open toe styles you can browse this season. At that point look at our slideshow to shop for them all and begin planning those standard pedicures.


Odds are just a couple of us customers will choose the knee-high form (and in the event that you do, get it, young lady!), so we propose going for a style that hits comfortable lower leg or even up to the base of your calf. Wear them with shorts, a sun dress, or slip them under your thin pants.


In the event that mold tennis shoes are a thing, then consider the conventional flip flounder the following shoe thing to get an originator overhaul.

With cooperation outlines by Valentino and Mara Hoffman, the Brazilian shoe brand Hawaiians are on move at keeping their mainstream flip flounders a long way from being a design violation of social norms.


This specific style is for those up and coming unhitched female gatherings, summer weddings, and women’s evenings, you’ve added to your calendar. The shoe you’ll likely combine with both your large number of cool dresses and mixed drink clothing outfits. Be that as it may, don’t undermine the adaptability of this hot stiletto; they impeccably spruce up some beau pants or printed track pants.


Another 90’s staple that advanced once again into our lives. Because of our recollections of easily brandishing Birkenstocks all through our teen years, we at long last have motivation to wear them once more. What’s more, if Birks were never your thing however regardless you need a shoe that is tough and cozy, there’s a huge amount of distinctive flatbed styles that you’ll need to wear.


Not with standing the thick heel, there’s likewise this form of a shoe that includes stature without losing solace. Settle on an announcement making style like a metallic pastel pink or a bare and-white shading comb.


Wear White Jeans for Summer

White has dependably been a definitive warm climate shading and for summer, we’re cherishing outfits that have touches of white all around. This year, one of the pieces taking all important focal point is white pants. It’s not another pattern, by any methods. They’ve been around for a long while now and they’ve generally been a staple for spring and summer yet all the more so amid summer. White pants are extraordinary to work with on the grounds that they run well with everything without exception. It’s similar to having a clear peddle where you can showcase awesome pieces against. Here are some valuable tips on the most proficient method to wear white pants for summer and look chic in all of them season long.


The main problem with wearing white pants is that it makes panty lines more noticeable. To avoid this discomfort, go for the best thick quality fabric that makes you covered properly with less visibility. You can also wear seamless underwear to stay away from this problem.


Monochromatic white outfits are the latest trend for spring and summer and have a slimming effect. It makes you look thinner and taller so it’s great if you’re petite.


Since white is so plain and essential, its verging on basic that you match it up with something fun, energizing and fascinating like cool summer prints and strong tints. Pick prints that come for entertainment only and dynamic hues. They’re certain to pop against the plain white pants which kind of go about as a clear solicit where you can showcase prints.


White is a neutral color that easily blends with everything. The other neutral colors like black, beige, and tan goes well with white. Wearing white jeans with other neutral pieces to create a look that perfectly embodies the minimalist trend.


Need a quick casual look for summer? Wear your white jeans with a chambray shirt or a tank top with a denim jacket on top and you’re all set for the day. It’s such an easy outfit that’s sure to give you that instant summer vibe in your look. Add other summer accessories into the mix like a chic hat or a cute bucket bag to go all out on your summer casual look.


MAKEUP TIPS FOR BROWN EYES For the brown peered toward gals out there, there are such a variety of decisions when it boils down to making the ideal eye cosmetics look. Since brown doesnt have a corresponding or inverse shading on the shading wheel, pretty much any eye cosmetics shading will match well with chestnut eyes. In the event that you are searching for eye cosmetics tips for brown eyes, look no further. One fortunate thing about brown eyes is that they look great with pretty much any eye shadow shading, from light to dull. Contingent upon your shade of chestnut, there are sure hues that will supplement your look superior to anything others. Look at these tips straight from the cosmetics craftsman stars. Since most eye shadow hues function admirably with brown eyes, a standout amongst the most critical steps while taking after eye cosmetics tips for chestnut eyes is to figure out what shade of chestnut you have. On the off chance that you have profound chestnut eyes that can be mistaken for dark, in a perfect world you need to go for eye cosmetics hues in the medium to dull scope of hues.

Medium brown eyes look great with pretty much any shading, particularly green, while light chestnut eyes look great with hues, for example, light yellow that draw out the brilliant bits. Remember that lighter hues bring out and boost the span of your eyes, while darker hues minimize and form. Another of the more vital eye cosmetics tips for chestnut eyes is to consolidate dull eyeliner with lighter eye shadow so as to underscore your eyes. For dull chestnut eyes, medium to dim eye shadow shades will function admirably with your shading. Plum, dull green and rich grays are all incredible shading decisions. Make certain to inspect the bits of lighter shading in your eyes to choose a suitable eyeliner shading.

Doing as such will help your eye cosmetics look last more, and it will keep your shadow from bunching around your eyes. You ought to choose an eye base shading that is near to your skin tone and spread over the eye top region with either an eye shadow brush or your fingers.

One imperative eye cosmetics tip is to dependably begin lighter. It is much simpler to layer shading and apply more than it is to evacuate overabundance eye shadow. Abstain from applying more profound hues to your forehead bone territory unless you are searching for an additional sensational look. You can, on the other hand, apply more unbiased hues to the temples bone for a lighter day look. For an ordinary straightforward look, include shading into your wrinkle (most Preceding applying of the way to your eye shadow shad- your eyebrow, ing, it is imperative to and mix uprecall that you have to ward. You can apply an eye cosmetics likewise apply base first keeping in darker eye mind the end goal to hues on the exmake a smooth surface ternal corner for the eye shading to of your eyes in hook on to. an even.


Teenage girls are very much concerned about their looks and beauty. While teenage is the best time to enhance your looks, it is also the time to deal with many skin care issues. Every teenage girl wants to look smart and well-groomed, but due to some hormonal changes this age brings many beauty related problems. Being a teenager, you have every right to look beautiful with glowing complexion and even-toned skin. If your hormonal issues are putting beauty related challenges in front of you, don’t get upset. Rather than investing your precious pocket money in buying expensive skin care products, have a look at these great grooming ideas and homemade beauty tips to get a shiny and healthy skin.




Fair and healthy complexion is the desire of every teenage girl. If your skin looks healthy and glowing, you will need lesser makeup and cosmetics to enhance your looks. Fresher skin will make you attractive and naturally beautiful. If you want to have fair complexion, you can surely try out these wonderful homemade beauty tips. Tip 1: Make a face whitening mask by adding almond oil and lemon juice (2 tablespoon each) along with one egg yolk. Mix in the ingredients well and apply this paste evenly all over your face with a brush, avoid the under eye area. Let this paste work on your skin for at least 10 minutes. Start taking it off from your face by gently massaging the mask before rinsing it off with water. Repeat this procedure regularly and you will soon get fair and glowing complexion.

Tip 2: For an instant fairer and glowing look, try out this wonderful homemade papaya mask. This is totally natural and inexpensive way to get glowing and bright complexion in minutes. Blend the papaya and make it like a paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry. Wash off your face with lukewarm water to see the noticeably fairer skin.


Most of the teenagers face the issue of acne and pimples that hurts the health of their skin. With the selection of wrong skincare products and excessive use of cosmetics, the acne can flare up and can hurt your confidence. In severe cases, the acne leave out horrible acne marks and scars that make you look unattractive. Try out these homemade beauty tips to get rid of those upsetting acne problems. Tip: Take a piece of freshly cut onion and crush it well. Dip it in white vinegar for few hours to make an anti-acne astringent. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and dab it over the infected skin zones. Repeat this process regularly and within 4 to 6 applications, you will notice remarkable reduction in the acne spots and pimples. Your skin will become clearer and fairer with this simple astringent.


Lips are surely the most delicate part of your face and must be properly taken care of. The thin layer of lips usually gets damaged due to sun exposure in summers. Also, if you have habit of biting your lips, you will be experiencing the problem of over-drying and chapped lips. Being a teenager, you want to get those pink soft lips that you have always admired. Try out this amazing tip to have smooth and Apply this mixture on your lips every day before going beautiful lips. to bed. Within few days, you will notice the beauty and Tip 1: Take a small amount of fresh softness in your lips with a natural pink shade. milk in a bowl and add some fresh rose petals in it. Let the petals soak Tip 2: Honey is a natural beauty enhancer. You can in the milk and save this mixture in improve the texture and color of your lips by applying honey 2 to 3 times a day as a natural lip moisturizer. the refrigerator.



Mehndi Designs for 2015

Mehndi is something almost all girls love and there is no denying the fact that a desi traditional bride is totally incomplete without mehndi.

Mehndi not only enhances the bridal beauty but also makes our culture depict in the most wonderful way. The trend for 2015 regarding bridal mehndi is mostly that young and new brides are not preferring heavy designs on their hands. They like to emphasize more on their jewelry and clothes, not to mention the makeup. In order to keep all these things in mind and choose a particular kind of mehndi design is no doubt tricky, but we have tried to solve your problem by coming up with highly unique and trendy designs for mehndi so that it is traditional and contemporary at the same time. Here are some of the gorgeous top bridal mehndi designs.

Arq Mehndi (Paisleys) Design:

The most adored design in mehndi is the paisleys design and it is something that never goes out of fashion. It normally can work with any kind of bridal dress and makes the hands look really delicate and pretty. Arq mehndi is a relatively new concept but it is rapidly being accepted and people arrange for the application of this kind of syringe mehndi quite often.

Arabic Mehndi Design:

Another one of the Top Bridal Mehndi Designs for 2015 is the Arabic design. People with relatively heavier looks on their bridal day go for this kind of mehndi as it goes very well with this kind of look. Arabic mehndi can also be made a theme for a certain event for the wedding as well. It looks extremely royal and unique.

Glitter and Two Toned Mehndi Design:

This one particular kind of mehndi is not so new and is least preferred by young brides. But, in our opinion it can look extremely gorgeous if it is worn in the best possible way. Functions like walima or engagement ceremony are best for applying this kind of mehndi as usually, the brides wear pastels and subtle colors on these occasions. There is no denying the fact that this particular design of mehndi is rather tricky and one needs to be extremely careful in making the right choice of design.

Black Mehndi Design:

Instead of going for the tradition maroon color of the mehndi, there is a new kind of mehndi design available in market now. It is the black mehndi that is being preferred this wedding season by many new brides. The black mehndi looks extremely modern and is easy to take off too as it peels off after a day or two on its own. The color black is highly unique and high on our preference list for Top Bridal Mehndi Designs of 2015.

The above mentioned Top Bridal Mehndi designs for 2015 are simply gorgeous. If you have wedding functions lined up, our wish is that you try and follow all of these in the wedding functions and flaunt your style. The best part about all these 2015 bridal mehndi designs is that they can be applied not just on hands but on your feet too, without making them look hideous.


Health Benefits of Black and Green Tea Everyone is familiar with tea; most of us are tea addicted. Although the perception about tea is that it has diverse effects on the health of the humans, one can be guided by the fact that excess of everything is bad and results in negative impact. So we have to avoid having excessive tea. There are plenty of health benefits that emerge from making tea our daily routine. We all are aware that there are various types of teas. The most common types of teas are black tea and green tea. Here we will be sharing a few of the benefits drinking these types of teas.

Black Tea and its Benefits

Less Caffeine:

The people who are caffeine addict and take lots of coffee as it has the major caffeine content, it is better for them to include tea as a part of their daily routine. It is an alternate or replacement of coffee, but the benefit of adding tea instead of coffee is that it has less caffeine content present. Then, having the quality of tea also matters. Choosing the best companies for the quality of tea will give them caffeine satisfaction, the one their body craves for.

Removed Clots:

Clotting cause’s heart attacked and leads to sudden deaths. To prevent such a critical and life threatening heart disease better to add tea in your daily routine. It helps in removing the small clots that may occur in the body, causing the barrier in the blood flow. As per the surveys conducted in various areas of the world, the people having two to three cups of tea are less prone towards the fatal heart attacks than to the people who do not take black tea. Hence, black tea is a life agent too!

Prevents Diabetes:

Diabetes is known as the house of diseases, it lowers the immune system of the body. Diabetes is one of the major cause of death. However, due to the advancement in the sciences, the death rate has gone far below than the previous rate. Green tea helps in reducing the diabetes. It actually helps in maintaining the sugar level in the body. Taking a cup of green tea after every meal is best practice.

Helps in Strengthening the Bones:

This is one of the most interesting facts that people are aware of. The misconception is that tea kills the calcium level of the bones, however it is false! Tea helps in building up the calcium level hence, making the bones strong and prevents arthritis. The studies shows that people having more tea have strong bones that the tea avoiders. It is the not only the milk ratio in the tea that builds up the calcium level, but the tea leaves that helps in minting the calcium.

Reduces Stress and Weight:


This is one of the important facts that the green tea presents. It is Drinking green tea helps detoxifying agent. It helps to expel in weight reduction. It is beneficial for dealing with out the toxins that causes dullness in the skin and complexion. It enstress and anxiety that ables to give shine to the teeth and most people suffer from. Green tea is best to be had also prevents tooth decay. It helps in making the immune system on a daily basis. This is bound to prove fruitful for better, hence, body gets resistant the human body. It controls to germs. It enables to regulate the digestive system to function in the enzymes that cause smooth manner. Taking black and stress and depression. It also controls the formation green tea has bunches of benefits, of fats. Hence, you tend to but one should take the balanced amount of tea for good results. get smarter.


Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Yoga builds strength:

“One of the best things about yoga is it makes you stronger all over,” says Santa Monica YogaWorks instructor Julie Jacobs. You’ll need that strength in your lower body to carry the added pregnancy weight and compensate for changes in balance. And you’ll need it in your upper body to handle the weight you’ll be carrying around for the year or so after birth… your baby!

Yoga helps relieve aches and pains:

Back pain is a common pregnancy complaint, often worsening as the weight of the uterus (and the baby in it) increases. Prenatal yoga strengthens the muscles that support this weight, taking pressure off the lower back. Many women experience irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy, and yoga can also be great for this. The pigeon pose and half-moon pose can stretch this area to relieve pain, and inversions can help make space in the pelvis to lessen irritation.

Yoga teaches you to breathe:

Breathing exercises can be incredibly helpful during pregnancy for calming and centering purposes, and to maximize oxygen flow when you need it. Breath control is an invaluable asset for pain management in labor and birth, especially for those hoping to forego medical pain relief options.

Yoga teaches balance

As weight and body shape changes, pregnant women can feel wonky and wobbly. Balancing asanas, like the tree pose and the half-moon pose, help women get comfortable with their changing center of gravity, while poses like the downward dog and the warrior will help stretch and strengthen the muscles required to counterbalance the big belly.

Yoga helps you open your hips for childbirth:

Not only does yoga make your body stronger all over (a huge asset in childbirth), but as your pregnancy progresses, your practice can be tailored to focus more directly on birth preparation. Squats and other hip-opening poses can help your baby get into position and help with pushing. Some yoga teachers will work directly with women in the end of the last trimester to give them tools to cope with pain and ease childbirth.

Yoga relieves anxiety:

The attention to breathing, the calm atmosphere and music, and the stretching and relaxation can really help turn down the noise in your head. Yoga is about being in the moment and letting everything else fall away for the time being. That break from the bustle can help with anxiety about health, birth, or anything else there is to do or worry about.

Yoga helps you bond with your baby:

The focus on staying in the moment can serve another important purpose. Prenatal yoga gives moms a heightened ability to connect with the experience of being pregnant in the here and now, and bond with their babies. It’s easy to lose that feeling in the hubbub of the everyday, so having a dedicated time to relax and connect can be a real gift — the echoes can last a lifetime.

Yoga teaches you how to rest on command:

“Nap when the baby naps.” You’ll hear this advice dozens of times during and after pregnancy. The takeaway is that sleeping when you’re tired is not necessarily part of your new normal. Instead, you’ll have to learn to rest when the opportunity presents itself. Savasana, the relaxation pose that comes at the end of any yoga class, is often adapted to a side-lying or semi-reclining pose in prenatal yoga. But the benefits are the same. Learning to quiet your mind and body and get rest when you can will serve you well when your sleep schedule is out of your control.

Yoga is a great way to meet other moms:

Prenatal exercise classes are one of the best ways to meet moms who are also at your stage in pregnancy. As you transition to a new phase of your life, having a supportive network of women who understand what you’re going through is incredibly helpful.

Yoga encourages confidence:

Unfamiliar feelings and uncomfortable side effects often result in a general sense of unease with your body during pregnancy. Seeing the power of your own body in a room full of other powerful pregnant women can be great positive reinforcement. And your yoga instructor’s words of wisdom can help remind you of your inner strength.


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• Model Emily Rose

• Hair and make up Jodie Shoesmith

• Technical Management Robert Lapworth

• Styling Maggie Harold


Look More Smart, Handsome and Attractive to Women

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Men’s Fashion Trends for Spring/ Summer 2015 The changing of seasons is often met with mixed emotions, happiness given the warmer weather, but also the woes of transitional dressing. Spring weather is quite unpredictable and with it comes the internal debate of how and what to wear with the extreme overload of information from fashion week highlights, especially when each immediately precede the other. Below is a concise list of recurring and up-and-coming spring/summer 2015 trends to set you on the right path.

Lightweight Bomber Jackets: The fluctuation in temperature is perhaps the most difficult to deal with when it comes to transitional dressing. Now, there needn’t be any negative connotations around with the word jacket as fabrics used are more lightweight than ever. A bomber jacket style is the best of both worlds as it is just the right length and keeps in tune with the SS15 trends.

Printed Tees:

Minimalism is great, but sometimes there’s a need for variety. It also falls neatly in line with the fact that spring and summer encourages us to be more adventurous and therefore our style should follow suit. Printed tees allow us to bring out our personality in our look, whether that’s through large graphic blocks which can strengthen a look or scattered florals and all over prints which can show off a bit of playful character.

Denim, Lots of It:

It’s the fabric that will never go out of fashion as it has been identified with all types of social groupings and eras, miners to the Wild West and a symbol of youth rebellion in the 1950s. It’s evolved so much over time in terms of different washes, finishes and fits. But wearing denim can also provide a deliberate contrast to any outfit, making it a statement piece or simply a base on which to build the rest of your outfit.

Indigo Blue:

Colours always incite a certain kind of feeling and perhaps blues remind us of the summer days. Or maybe it’s because it’s the easiest colour to match? Whatever it is, blue has been ubiquitous in spring/summer menswear collections. Like the colour grey, there are about 50 shades and more of blue to choose from: cadet blue, powder blue and dazzling blue are all easy-to-wear options and are sure to transform your spring wardrobe.


Abdominal Workouts for Men Before you begin, keep in mind the brilliant abdominal muscle workout principle: quality over amount. It’s a myth that 2,000 quick paced crunches a day will abandon you with a washboard stomach. Holland suggests that, as opposed to tearing through the movements, you back off for more successful results, building up to 30 second arrangements of value crunches.So now, we introduce five altogether different abdominal muscle pulverizing activities your out from exhausting floor crunches:

1). Plank crunch:

Begin in a conventional board position with your lower arms on the ground and your body consummately straight. Display your right knee towards your right elbow, then come back to the board position. Rehash by bringing your left knee toward your left elbow. That is one rep. Substitute sides for an aggregate of 10 complete reps. The board is essentially one of the main activities where you’re getting your whole center. You’re working the front and back of your stomach territory in the meantime with no gear. You’re getting your rectus abdominis, your obliques, and your lower back. It’s so straightforward and compelling that you can do it anyplace.

2). Rotation:

Stand holding a link with both gives out before you at simply under shoulder tallness. Keeping your arms altered and straight and your abs drew in, turn your abdominal area to one side, then back to focus, and afterward to one side, and after that back to focus. That is one rep Alternate sides for one arrangement of 10 complete reps. This move truly focuses on the obliques and is games particular, so its extraordinary for golfers, tennis players, baseball players, and individuals who do racquet sports. Make your activity as near to the development that you’re going to do in your game and you’ll get the greatest increase.

3). Bicycle:

4). Cross Crunch:

Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, and your legs raised and bowed at 90 degrees. Interchange sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee, building up to 60 seconds. Attempt and hold the smash for a two-depend on every side to drive a slower, thought development. With this development you’re focusing on each of the three key territories in the meantime. It joins a general crunch, the side-to-side movement that objectives the obliques, and the converse crunch that hits the lower abs.

Lie on your back with arms and legs askew out so that your body shapes a “X.” Keeping arms and legs straight, bring your right hand towards your left foot, then your left hand towards your right foot, lifting your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground. That is one rep. Go for one complete arrangement of 10 reps. It’s a straightforward work out, and you’re protected and bolstered on the ground. With the legs falling off the floor, you’re getting your lower abs. What’s more, on the grounds that you’re having a go at a point, you’re hitting your obliques and your rectus abdominis, as well.


BMW 5 Series GT Fuel Cell Concept Review More importantly, this concept also features a new type of hydrogen storage tank. BMW has patented the technology and says it is now confident that not only is this new storage method the way of the future but also that a ‘hydrogen economy’ is the only way that Europe can disengage from fossil fuels over the medium term. BMW has long experimented with vehicles powered by hydrogen, with its first experimental model dating back to 1984. If you have a good memory, you might recall the ’Hydrogen 7’, based on the V12 7 Series and built in very limited numbers until 2007.

The car used a relatively conventional internal combustion engine, which, partly thanks to BMW’s Valvetronic valve intake system, could run on both petrol and hydrogen. Since then, BMW and its hydrogen research went relatively quiet. The arrival of the first serious battery-powered production cars and scepticism about the likelihood of a ‘hydrogen economy’ has, in recent years, put hydrogen fuel cell cars on the back foot. In 2013, BMW and Toyota signed a strategic collaboration on the development of hydrogen fuel cell drivetrains. This, BMW says, “provided fresh momentum for the development of FCEV drive technology”. BMW says its big breakthrough with this new prototype is in the hydrogen fuel tank and refuelling technology. While this concept fuel cell car looks like a standard BMW 5GT both inside and out, it is very different under the skin.

Changes were made to the car’s structure, mainly in terms of crash safety for the fitting of the hydrogen tank and because the tank is bolted into the car as an integral part of the structure. Under the bonnet sits the fuel cell stack. Fully dressed with all the ancillary components, it’s about the size of a conventional big V8. The core fuel cell stacks are a Toyota technology, with BMW supplying the new hydrogen tank, electric drive train and high voltage battery. When running under a relatively low load the fuel cell is 65% efficient in turning the hydrogen fuel into forward motion.

That’s far better than any internal combustion engine. Under heavy load, however, the efficiency drops to 45%, which is slightly better than a typical turbodiesel engine. The rear wheels are driven by a 199bhp electric motor via a new two-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A very small 1kWh battery sits above the rear axle. The new storage tank is a huge multilayer construction. At its core is an aluminium pressure vessel which in turn is wrapped with a continuous carbonfibre-reinforced plastic filament. This wrapped layer is around 5cm think. Around that is a radiation shield, and between that and an aluminium casing forming the outside skin, there is cavity containing a vacuum. The tank’s end caps are aluminium castings welded into place. Seen in isolation, the new tank looks like a noseless missile of the type you see hanging from the wings of jet fighters. The key advance of this 5GT is BMW’s newly patented method of refuelling and storing the hydrogen fuel. They call the tank a ‘cryogenic pressure vessel’, which is designed to be filled with hydrogen cooled to –220deg C. Super-cooling allows the tank to hold some 7.1kg of hydrogen, compared with just 2.3kg at the ambient temperature. BMW’s engineers say that 7.1kg of hydrogen equates to a real-world range of around 434 miles. The refuelling also takes around five minutes.

At today’s hydrogen prices, that’s around £50. Although this was an early engineering car, it felt tight and ran seamlessly. It’s relatively swift and the handling and ride is improved over that of the standard production model, probably because bolting the tank into the structure has improved the body stiffness. As you might expect, the car was also impressively refined.

One thing that struck most forcefully while driving was how difficult it will be for BMW’s engineers to install any sort of individual character into any future fuel cell-powered executive car. Electrically driven vehicles can all be remarkably similar in the way they drive, which is smoothly, quietly and briskly. You can’t. BMW and Toyota say they hope to have the full components set for a mass-production-capable car ready by 2020. By then the hydrogen refuelling network should be more advanced, especially in countries such as Japan and Korea.


Luxurious Yachts The world of mega-yachts offers a much more tantalizing field of absurd entries. After all, there is wealth, and then there is mega-yacht ownership.


Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen owns the Octopus, a mega-yacht that stretches 414 feet long and could easily be mistaken for a cruise ship. The Octopus has two helipads — and helicopters — a large pool, a basketball court, and even a pair of small submarines, one of which can actually house eight people for up to two weeks underwater. But the most outrageous feature of the Octopus is the word that its crew of 60 includes ex-Navy SEALs. Good to see all that expensive government training gone to the cause of mixing martinis and fluffing pillows for Paul Allen and his guests.

Rising Sun

Billionaires have the same problems as the rest of us. Take Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle: After buying his mega-yacht, the Rising Sun, he came to that all-too-common conclusion that it was just too big. Been there, done that. At almost 453 feet long, Ellison should have known he wouldn’t be able to dock it just anywhere, but that probably didn’t matter. The important thing was that it was the longest when it was built. For a few months, anyway. Now it’s new owner David Geffen’s problem, a problem that includes nothing phenomenally outrageous, just a laundry list of impressive amenities. Amenities like a basketball court, eight staterooms, 82 rooms, a decorative stone wall that rises up through the middle of the yacht, a Jacuzzi, a wine cellar, glass and brushed-chrome staircases, a sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace, curved floor-to-ceiling windows lining two of the decks, and a crew of 30 to wait hand and foot on Geffen and guests.


The Savarona is the oldest yacht on our list. Despite being thoroughly Turkish, the Savarona was originally commissioned by the granddaughter of John Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Built in 1931, it is 408 feet long and has a staggering 17 staterooms. A 282-foot-long staircase, highlighted by a solid brass balustrade, connects the yacht’s shelter deck to its upper deck. An onboard hospital and a crew of more than 40 deliver five-star service, which is only appropriate when you’re chartering it at around $500,000 per week. Yet the Savarona’s most outrageous feature is its traditional Turkish bath, known as a hammam, made from 260 tons of marble.


Believe it or not, if you Google “ugliest yacht in the world,” you will not find a thousand hits pointing to the yacht Guilty, even though in our eyes it’s precisely what you should find. Guilty, which looks like it was made from a LEGO set commemorating The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is owned by Greek billionaire art collector Dakis Joannou. Its most outrageous feature is the exterior design, done by contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Koons is famous for kitsch sculptures, was married to porn-star-turned-politician La Cicciolina, and was the top-selling artist at auction in 2008, where his work sold for an unfathomable $117.2 million. Maybe you bought one of his full-size porcelain statues of Michael Jackson getting fresh with Bubbles the chimp. No? Someone did, for over $5 million, which is its own bit of outrageousness. The 247-foot-long Mirabella V is a cutter-rigged sloop, making it the only sailing yacht on our list. But its most outrageous feature — its only outrageous feature, really — nicely symbolizes the current arms race among the super-wealthy to build the biggest mega-yacht. In addition to a gym, sauna and a dining room that seats 20, the luxurious Mirabella V is the largest single-mast sailing yacht in the world, equipped with the tallest mast you’ll find anywhere — a phallic symbol on the ocean waves if there ever was one. The towering 292-foot mast prevents the yacht from fitting under the likes of the Golden Gate Bridge. For this reason, it keeps to locales in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Mirabella V

Al Salamah

To the uninitiated, the Al Salamah’s design and sheer enormity lead to an inescapable — and incorrect — conclusion that it’s a cruise ship. At 456 feet long and rising eight decks high, the mega-yacht Al Salamah is owned by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, who also holds a number of government posts including that of defense minister. The details of the yacht’s decks and interior remain closely guarded secrets. Rumors of 80 rooms, indoor swimming pools and an onboard hospital remain just that — rumors. Precious little has leaked out, despite the yacht’s most outrageous feature (if true): the 96-person crew, likely the biggest in the world. In 1998, another Greek shipping magnate acquired the yacht and set about to rebuild it in the style of the original, featuring a formal dining room that seats 40, a massage room and beauty salon, porcelain by Bernardaud of Limoges, Waterford crystal by Rocha and original works of art by Renoir and Le Corbusier. However, the most outrageous feature is a bronze-bordered pool inlaid with mosaic frescos In its heyday, the Christina O was the most famous yacht in the world. The ship of ancient Crete which, at was a Canadian naval frigate that saw action on D-day in World War II, but the push of a button, rises Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis turned it into a playground for the to deck level and becomes biggest celebrities and most powerful men in the world, from John F. Kennedy a dance floor. and Winston Churchill, to Liz Taylor, Richard Burton and Marilyn Monroe.

Christina O


This is the yacht you get when you search Google for the “ugliest yacht in the world.” Granted, A (yes, that’s just the letter A) may not be the finest work by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, but it is his — from the reverse bow design, to the lavish interior, to the outfits worn by the staff of 35. Built for young Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, the 390-foot mega-yacht is mysteriously absent of open deck space. Instead, it’s especially devoted to Andrey, without much in the way of entertaining others. To that end, most outrageous is the alleged master suite: a whopping 2,583 square feet, surrounded on all sides by bulletproof glass, accessed by taking a silver-plated staircase, and accessible only if you can get by the fingerprint scanner. The Qadisiyah Saddam — now known as the Ocean Breeze — was built for its namesake, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, so you know right away this thing is not going to be just outrageous, but also something of an outrage. Said to be sumptuously decorated with multiple staterooms, gorgeous salons, solid gold fixtures, indoor pools, saunas, a helipad, and bulletproof windows, the yacht was built in 1981, at a time when Saddam’s country was at war with Iran (one example among thousands of Saddam’s selfish and poorly timed abuses of public funds). It’s of little surprise, then, that the yacht is said to be equipped with a missile launching system (perfect for any military leader on the move) and a mini-escape submarine (perfect for any cowardly leader on the move). But with all this in mind, perhaps none of the features of the Qadisiyah Saddam is as outrageous or hypocritical as the prayer room.

Qadisiyah Saddam


In the Eclipse, several superlatives come together to make for what must be regarded as the most outrageous privately held mega-yacht in the world. Built for and owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the outrageousness began before it ever hit the water, when builder Blohm & Voss allegedly agreed to build the vessel for about $485 million. Final cost: $785 million, making it the most expensive yacht ever built and giving Abramovich $300 million of free mega-yacht. At 531.5 feet long, the Eclipse is the biggest yacht in the world. Not unlike the mega-yacht A, owned by Roman’s pal Andrey Melnichenko, the Eclipse is believed to have several secret exits as well as underwater access by way of a minisub, allowing Abramovich to enter and exit without being seen. Finally, the Eclipse features an absolutely gargantuan and unprecedented 5,000-square-foot master suite that includes, among its endless amenities, a private garden.


Fashion Central Exclusive Talk With Designer Erum Khan


Erum Khan is a high fashioned brand which deals in couture, bridal, formals, semi formals and luxury pret. I believe fashion is the highest form of artistic expression and movement. I make people look more expressive which makes me unique and sets me apart from other fashion houses.


I am a self taught person; it took me years of hard work to grow from zero to millionaire.


I have been interested in fashion since I was a kid. I would say I probably got my start when I first started playing with Barbie dolls and started sewing my dolls’ clothes. Also, I plunk down to watch any old Hollywood classic movies or costume dramas and do my best to emulate the styles for my dolls. When asked, I would tell people I wanted to be a designer when I grew up. I never got to go to design school.


Our design philosophy is simple. What we are trying to accomplish with the design is what others think a design should accomplish.


We don’t believe in conducting random research. When we start a project we brainstorm the ideas and come up with a proper theme. From there we build up story boards and mood boards eventually finalizing a collection.


I am a business woman. My main purpose of doing something is to make money out of it. As I said earlier, I have been a fashion person from the start and I confidently believed that I could make money out of it. So I took it up seriously, worked hard ultimately earning my profound success.


I had learned to never lend your company to anyone else. Because it’s your responsibility. You have to be sincere in work and to your company.


I have always received immense appreciation whenever I have worked for the international market. And that, to me has always been a feeling of great gratitude.


Honestly, as a business woman, my main approach to any business idea is a money making technique. And I believe that is a great idea of how to make money.

10. DO YOU FEEL THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT INTEREST FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS AT THE MOMENT? Yes, young designers always hold a significant importance since they have sharp minds and they come up with great ideas. This is exactly why I have always warmly welcomed young designers.

11. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG DESIGNERS? Work hard, be responsible, be confident and defend your work and keep a fine line between your professional and personal life. The market demands style out of a business woman like me. Anyone capable of making a sellable design is a designer for me.


Parineeti Chopra

“My House is like My Baby”

Parineeti Chopra is on cloud nine right now. She’s looking forward to moving into her new Bandra house next week. The actress shares her excitement, “Just imagine, I started my journey in Malad, then I lived in Versova and now in a week’s time I’ll shift to my new house in Bandra. Buying a house in Mumbai is like a huge achievement… and that too in Bandra. It’s so exciting, it feels really good.” She adds, “Today somebody messeged me – she’s like a typical Bandra woman. She always used to be like, ‘chee, you live in Andheri and all.’ And today she was like, ‘Yay! You’ll be a Bandraite now.’ I was like yeah man, I’m a Bandraite. I’ve seen people living in Bandra since four years. And I do feel like a different person when I go to Juhu or Bandra. Now I feel so cool that I’ll also have a Bandra address.”

Parineeti has done the interiors of her new house herself. She shares her experience, “When I bought the house, I took it down completely and got it made from scratch. I’ve spent my time and money on this house. So I know which brick goes where and what kind of cement is being used. If you need a carpenter or painter, I know everybody. I know where you can get toilet appliances from and from where you can get the plumbing done. I’m in my house 24X7 trying to do everything.”

Even though the actress has hired an architect, she’s involved in every bit of the home making, “An architect can only execute stuff. I have to be involved. Right from the sofa fabrics, cushion covers, fans, floors to ceiling… I decided and chose everything.” Adding more about her home decors, she says, “I’ve collected things from all over the world… America, Dubai, Rajshthan, Delhi. I’ve ordered most of the things online. Now it’s finally ready. It’s the most amazing feeling you know. My house is like my baby. ” Now that her house is ready and she’s soon moving in, Parineeti’s friends have asked her to throw a housewarming party. The bubbly actress is a bit unsure about that though. She says, “I’m very bad at throwing parties ya. I’ve never thrown parties. But everyone is saying that now you have to throw a housewarming party. So let’s see.”


Shraddha Kapoor’s Filmy Fundas

Shraddha Kapoor believes that the best thing about being an actress is

that in one lifetime she experiences so many lifetimes. She wants to work with all the three Khans – Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman. Her mother (Shivangi Kapoor) inspired her to sing and she looks up to Lata Mangeshkar as her singing idol. Her inspiration when it comes to dancing is none other than Madhuri Dixit. When she gave her first autograph to a fan, she wondered if she had a pretty autograph. When she gave her first autograph to a fan, she wondered if she had a pretty autograph. Her favourite Shah Rukh Khan movie is Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Her most memorable moment on the set of ABCD2 was meeting and getting to know Remo D’Souza’s dancers. They’re all her buddies now.


Jacqueline Fernandez’s Six Avatars for Ishq Karenge Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez will be doing a cameo in upcoming film, ‘Bangistan’ starring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat. And the ‘Kick’ actress has adorned six different looks for a special song titled, ‘Ishq Karenge’ in the movie. Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen representing six different cultures including south Indian, African, Arabic, Buddhist and Russian. She also discussed her looks in the song along with the stylist.The Sri Lankan beauty learnt six different dance forms as well and will be seen dancing along with Riteish and Pulkit in the video. Directed by Karan Ashuman, ‘Bangistan’ is slated to release on July 31.


THE MUCH ANTICIPATED TEASER TRAILER FOR DEKH MAGAR PYAAR SAY Known for their forward vision and striking visual style, Director Asad Ul Haq and Producer Ali Murtaza of Shiny Toy Guns release the much anticipated teaser trailer for their modern romantic comedy Dekh Magar Pyaar Say. Asad Ul Haq and Ali Murtaza wrapped all shooting for their debut cinematic feature length film within 45 days in Lahore - where the historic city’s rich cultural heritage was brought to life with filming at Lahore’s magnificent landmarks for some of the movie’s most memorable scenes. Featuring award-winning actress and Pakistani silver screen luminary Humaima Malick and debutant actor Sikander Rizvi, grandson of the legendary Madam Noor Jehan and the brother of Pakistani actress Sonya Jehan, Dekh Magar Pyaar Say is a modern romantic comedy, a genre which has yet not been recently explored by Pakistani auteurs.


Justin Bieber

Talks Calvin Klein in Hong Kong

Is he a model or is he vocalist? Justin Bieber needles individuals from his escort amid a photograph shoot as he looks at pictures of himself on a PC screen.

That is a question that the pop star - and his fans - may be asking themselves more as often as possible. Bieber, who simply turned 21 in March, says music remains his top need, however it is clear that fashion is becoming an increasingly important part of his persona. He just flexed his well-toned muscles for Calvin Klein’s underwear and jeans campaigns and the brand flew him to Hong Kong to perform at a cruise terminal and anchor a brand event. This spring, he cut a stylish figure at the Met Gala, sporting a gold-embroidered Balmain jacket with the brand’s designer Olivier Rousteing -Bieber said the two are such good friends that they hear from each other on an almost weekly basis. Meanwhile, he is gearing up to make a cameo appearance in the hotly anticipated “Zoolander 2.” Finally, the musician says it’s only a matter of time before he designs his own men’s brand of fashion and streetwear. “Just being recognized by the fashion world in such a way so far has been awesome,” says an upbeat Bieber, smacking on blue gum during an interview on the 15th floor of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental just hours before his performance at the Calvin Klein event. “I’m excited to venture into a new lane….Really new and something I’ve always really liked, but now I’m just moving forward into that direction.” Zipping into the hotel suite on an IO Hawk, a mobility device similar to a Segway without the handle, Bieber acknowledges that fashion - specifically the Calvin Klein campaign - is helping him transform his image as he enters adulthood. The Canadian singer calls the black-and-white Calvin Klein ads with Lara Stone a “transitioning tool.” The sexually charged images recall the brand’s iconic 1992 campaign with Mark Wahlberg, aka Marky Mark, and Kate Moss.

Bieber does give off something of a transitional vibe, of someone still coming to terms with adulthood and his own maturity - and how to handle it. During the interview, he speaks softly - at times just above a whisper - and earnestly. He seems like a guy who has been instructed to choose his words carefully.

Then there’s the flip side. Later that night, a large crowd of cheering and screaming fans greeted the singer as he arrived at the venue, a ferry terminal and former airport along the Kowloon waterfront. Bieber plays a longer-than-anticipated set including “Where Are Ü Now,” a new single he recorded with DJ trap/dance duo Skrillex and Diplo, an acoustic version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and some of his older hits like “Baby” and “Boyfriend.” He also unleashes a few doses of attitude. “Don’t f–k with my levels,” he snipes at a sound producer in the middle of a song. At another point, he abruptly asks photographers to put their cameras away: “It’s annoying.” Bieber’s temperamental reputation doesn’t appear to be an issue for Calvin Klein. “The bad-boy image? There are a lot of bad-boy images out there, whether it’s been Prince, whether it’s been Mick Jagger - you know, it’s kind of part of the music industry,” says Kevin Carrigan, global creative director for CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein, ahead of Bieber’s performance. I know Kanye [West] has Bieber has had his share been working on his stuff of legal issues and run-ins for years and failed and with the law over the past came back and tried again few years - most notably a and failed. It’s about trial 2014 charge of driving unand error and I don’t know der the influence that was if I’m ready for that yet,” he settled via plea bargain. says. “Fashion’s definitely While he doesn’t discuss really important, but I got any incidents specificalto make sure I’m ready for ly, he does address what the failing part of it beseems to be the constant cause I know that comes drama surrounding him with it. It’s not easy. It’s not in more general terms. “I like putting out an album.” don’t think anyone has Doing just that - putting really doubted my musical out an album - is Bieber’s capability and that’s what Take a second to, like, step back focus for the moment. The has sustained me this long, and evaluate the situation and through all the negative think, OK, that might not be true, singer has not released an album since 2013’s stuff that’s been portrayed or just give me the benefit of the “Journals.” Bieber says he of me,” Bieber says. “People doubt. That’s all I ask.” wanted me to apologize, Given that enthusiastic banter, it’s is working with a host of which I don’t know if it’s no surprise that Bieber is thinking collaborators, including the really fair. I’ll definitely aforementioned West and about launching his own fashion Skrillex and Diplo. A retake responsibility…as I’m brand at some stage - he actuallease date has not been set. growing but I’ll never apol- ly said as much during a WWD ogize for being human and interview in 2011. But he stresses “You’ll find yourself in the making mistakes,” he says. that he is not in any rush to jump studio for months at a time “I think that that’s just part on the celebrity fashion bandwag- and find nothing and then of growing and living and on - and expressed a rather hum- all of the sudden it’s like bang, bang, bang and you becoming a man or a wom- ble reason why. get [ideas] like one after an. It’s been a cool learning “I haven’t lost that passion. It’s the other,” he says. “Finally process. I’m really happy just such a big deal….I just want where I am right now, that’s to make sure it’s perfect and right you get in a rhythm and a motion,. for sure. and take my time with it.

I feel like that’s where I’m at, just kind of finally collecting all of the songs that I want to come out.” Growing up under public scrutiny definitely poses its challenges - perhaps that is why Bieber seems to feel so passionately about the pitfalls of social media and the damaging effects of bullying.

“It’s all perception of how you take it in…if you, like, get satisfaction from the love, you’re gonna die by the hate,” he says. “[I] use it like a platform for me to reach out to people and that’s it. Not use it for validation or something like that.” He adds that technology creates an especially tough environment for kids today. “I think that’s what’s ruining the younger generation is they feel so judged and they have to be some sort of way,” he says. “I just believe that’s discouraging a lot of kids and I want to help [with] that in any way I can.” That motivation is what prompted Bieber to invest in Shots, a year-and-a-half-old selfie app that strives to create a cyber-bully-free environment because there are no comments or like-dislike features.

Bieber himself is gearing up for a new level of exposure with his upcoming turn in “Zoolander 2,” his first acting role. “I start the movie off. The first thing you see in the movie, which is pretty cool. I do this whole, like, parkour sequence,” he says. “I’ve never really done something like that before. I didn’t expect Ben [Stiller] to be so hands on….It was really cool to have him direct me in such a nonthreatening way. I wasn’t intimated at all.


Inspired Color Palettes for Spring Season


hether Spring has sprung where you are or you’re still waiting for the sun to come out, the time has come to spruce up your space for warmer months. Inspired by the spaces in our Spring 2014 catalog, we’ve broken down exactly how to get the look of four of the rooms you’ve seen in our pages!



In the living room above, we brought in happy shades of coral (our favorite!) and tempered them with cool mineral for a perfectly balanced combination. Our picks for fabrics include our Holland Apricot fabric, Suzanne Kasler’s Signature 10oz.

Linen in Mineral, our Merrick Coral fabric, and our ever-popular Athena fabric in Mineral. Pair these fabrics with accessories in complementary hues, and even the most neutral space will be transformed for a new season.


To echo the softness of Spring, we infused this bedroom with planes of lavender, balanced with neutral patterns. We chose our Demere Stripe in Natural, Suzanne Kasler’s Signature Linen in Lavender, our Hayland Natural Fabric, as well as our Emerson Stripe fabric in Lavender. To give the space a more relaxed feel, we brought in little hints of nature, like with our Dareau Woven Lampshade, a bench with a woven seat, and a natural fiber rug.


To up the ante on pieces in our all-time favorite hue, spa, we injected this space with glimmering gold. Warm velvet curtain panels have a glamorous luster about them, as do hints of gold in accessories, accent furniture, and even art. Our fabric choices for this color palette are our Kea fabric in Sand, our Signature Velvet in Spa, our Signature Velvet in Sand, and our Haviland fabric in Spa.


Accents of green give this living room a fresh Spring look. We started with a neutral palette, like our Demere Stripe in Flax, our Trilby Basketweave in Natural, and our Vintage Ticking Stripe in Sandalwood, but of course had to bring in a little color with our Matisse Ikat fabric! Accessories are fantastic way to give any room a certain vibe, and for that we used a preserved boxwood topiary, a garden seat in a bright hue, and pillows and art with botanical motifs.




Dior girl by Rida beauty spa & salon was launched on MM Alam Road in lahore. Bilal Mukhtar events & PR organized the launch show.

Dior girl by Rida spa and salon launch was attended by media, fashionistas and socialities alike Aliza Tanveer, Natty, Alyzeh Gabol, Amna Jamal, Anish, Nazish, Aqsa Ali, Ayesha, Anila, Ayesha Khalid, Dania Shiekh, Sama Shah, Dr. Farzeen Malik, Hamna, Rubina, Hina Malik, Humaira, Javeria, Mehar, Zunaira, Mahira, Maritza, Zuheila, Sirenna, Maryam, Naveed A Ahmed, Rida Ahmed, Nayab, Afrah, Qurat-ul-ain, Rubia Moghees, Salma Turab, Bilal Mukhtar, Sam Ali Dada, Sara, Sehar Aftab, Hadeel Bokhari, Summaiya Shah, Uzma Pervez, Uzma Shah, Nadia, Zara Murad, Ayesha Sajid, Zara, Nayab and Afrah.




In their search for India’s talented emerging sustainable designers, Hong Kong based charity Redress and India’s oldest multi designer store ensemble launched the ecochic design award 2015/16 this evening at Ensemble Mumbai. The goal of this powerful collaboration is to allow India based energing designers to participate in the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition.

The ecochic design award academy was co-hosted by Tina Tahiliani Parikh, executive director. Who was accompanied by Christina Dean, founder of Redress and sustainable fashion expert and designer, Paromita Banerjee with support by IMG Lakme Fashion Week. The ecochic design award fashion academy saw a mix of enthusiastic young designers and fashion students, eager to learn about sustainable fashion and its future in India. It also was a great opportunity to mingle with some of the leading names in fashion industry. Tina Tahiliani Parikh, a member of the advisory board of the ecochic design award says, “At Ensemble, we are devoted supporters of sustainable fashion and are thrilled to be introducing the echochic design award in India along with Redress. We have always promoted new talent and I feel that this is a great platform to find young designers who are also dedicated to sustainable fashion.” The ecochic design award fashion academy equipped the audience with the knowledge of sustainable fashion design techniques such as zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction. The echochic design award challenges emerging fashion designers with less than three years experience to create high fashion with minimal waste. Following the online application deadline of 15th august 2015, ten finalists from Asia and Europe will then create and present their sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in january 2016 where the winner will be announced. First price if the opportunity to design a new upcycled collection for the leading luxury brand Shanghai Tang. In addition, the best Indian designer applicant will be featured at IMG’s Lakme Fashion Week in august 2015.



MCB Bank ltd celebrates its first wholesale branch banking operations in Dubai, UAE on ‘Thursday 2ND July, 2015 at the Armani hotel over Suhoor.

The event was inaugurated by Pakistan’ finance minister, Mr.Ishaq Dar and also attended by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak al Nahyan and several local as well as international dignitaries. The Suhoor event at Armani hotel was commenced with a welcome address followed by a few words by the president of the bank, Mr Imran Maqbool. This was later followed by remarks from H.E. Sheikh Nayhan Mubarak al Nahyan. Pakistan’s finance minister Mr. Ishaq Dar was graciously invited to share his observations and thoughts regarding this landmark moment. The event concluded with the chairman, Mian Mohammad Mansha sharing a few words to commemorate the occasion. This grand event was attended by Asher Schon, Dean Carroll, Farida Saigol, Mr. Ishaq Dar, H.E. Shaikh Nayhan Mubarak al Nayhan, Naz Mansha & group chairman Mr. Mian Mohammad Mansha, Mahwish Khan, Samia Shahnawaz, Mahvish Gul Aikal, Mr. Imran Maqbool, Shoaib Mumtaz, Mohtasham Ansari, Raza Mansha & Umer Mansha, Safa Khan & Aamir Mazhar, Seema Shirazi, Shefali Munshi, Shadab Habib, Zainab al Jandi, Raisa Pais, Tehmina & Sana Javed. MCB has leaped boundaries by marking its international footprint in the international market via its presence in Dubai, UAE. With its first wholesale banking branch in the UAE, it has customized business products which include business accounts as well as finance and trade. The services provided will cater to the booming business community of UAE for more expansion and growth amidst this flourishing economy. MCB’s presence in Dubai will strengthen trade flows and international trade between UAE and Pakistan. Moreover, this strategic presence in the UAE will help engender trade relations between the UAE business community and countries in Asia especially the far eastern corridor, where Maybank of Malaysia has a strong foothold. Finally, this presence will further MCB’s prospects of expanding its international footprint in the global market.



FLAGSHIP STORE One of India’s leading couture brands, Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, launched its flagship European store in London’s east shopping center in partnership with Kahaani London. The design duo have made ripples in the international arena with the launch of their stores in Hong Kong, New York and Mumbai, which helped to reinforce India’s position as a fiercely competitive nation in the fashion world. Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor has successfully faced the stiff global competition. Their design vocabulary achieves a unique alchemy of embellishment and color in collections for both men and women. The swish of chiffon, the swirl of silk, the shine of brocade and the chutzpah of lace—their ensembles have all that it takes for a show-stopping collection. Delicate form meets flow to create a sensual and ethereal silhouette in all their collections that’s comparable to a scintillating global aesthetics. In addition to dressing some of India’s elite socialites, Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor regularly dress a-list Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut, Katrina Kaif, Hema Malini, Mallika Sherawat, Lara Dutta and a many more. With studios in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, their creations are a tribute to art, style, indulgence and all things luxury, and are something of a fashion statement.

Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor also have the distinction of being the only Indian designers to be invited to the prestigious Malibu foundation for youth & families gala dinner where they donated their most exquisite creation, a diamond and emerald couture bracelet, for auction. Guests present at the auction included Kenny g, Cindy Crawford, Janet and Martin Sheen, Mark Burnett with actress wife Roma Downey, among others. With an evolved sense of style along with a rare richness, luxury and opulence prevails over everything they create. Their design headquarters in Noida, South Delhi reflects their tress chic design sense. Spread over 10,000 square feet, the studio wears a boudoir look, reminiscent of the France of the renaissance and sizzles with creative energy, fastidiously carrying the luxury label forward.


Berluti’s Picasso Museum Picnic Dinner and Givenchy’s After-Party We just wanted to do something fun where everybody can relax,” offered Berluti CEO Antoine Arnault as last night’s post-show picnic dinner got under way in the garden behind the Picasso Museum. “I think this is my first picnic of the year,” mused Haider Ackermann. “I think this is the first one in my entire life, at least since school,” upped Christian Louboutin as the first waiters emerged with baskets. “What’s for dinner?” Baguette sandwiches and champagne, for starters, which were quickly followed by trays bearing dishes of risotto in vivid hues (curaçao blue, beet pink, saffron yellow) in homage to Berluti’s Chandigarh-inspired color story. Within minutes, ladies in sequined cocktail attire had shed their heels and slipped onto blankets spread out around the garden. Also in the crowd were Natalia Vodianova, Jeanne Damas, Raphaël Personnaz, Olivier Widmaier Picasso, and Amar’e Stoudemire, looking dapper in a straw boater. “I loved the collection, but all this is kind of new to me,” the NBA star noted. “It’s definitely the kind of luxury I could get used to.” “We just wanted to give everyone a chance to chill out,” commented designer Alessandro Sartori. “What could be better than the garden at the Picasso?” Remarkably, Berluti succeeded in convincing museum authorities to keep its doors open until midnight, allowing both guests and occasional passersby optimal viewing conditions.

“I’m just here to see friends and nourish my brain,” declared Jean-Baptiste Mondino, brusquely waving off whoever dared point a camera phone his way. He had no time for sweettalk, either. “I’m a Pop photographer, a variety photographer, and it just happens that I’ve done a few things that worked well,” he told one young admirer. “If it’s genius you’re after, check out the museum.” Across town at the Mona Bismarck American Center, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci had his own after-party. His all-star runway crew showed up, Naomi Campbell included, and Courtney Love performed.

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