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Rachel Mcadams stuns in mermaid- coloured lingerie style dress


achel McAdams stole the limelight on the red carpet at the 'Disobedience' premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. This lacy mint green dress features layers of ruffles, a sheer bodice, a high waist, and a sweet bow to top it all off. Thanks to the opaque paneling, and Rachel's classic hair and makeup, the gown still looks grown-up and elegant. We love that the seafoam color adds a soft effect to the dress, while the sheer lace still makes it look sultry. And

of course, Rachel brings her own style to the story. The entertainer had her dark blonde locks wavy and parted on the side, with a perfect minimal makeup job. With her honey-colored hair in loose curls, and a deep red lip, she lends some edge to this stickysweet ensemble. ELIE SAAB's refined silhouettes and sumptuous detailing take inspiration from both Paris and Beirut, where his ateliers of craftsmen are based.

Gabi Gregg launches a curvy new lingerie line


abi Gregg has created five capsule collections with Swimsuitsforall, masterminded her own plus-size line of fashion forward pieces called Premme with her best friend and fellow curvy ambassador, Nicollette Mason. Gregg is also teaming up with U.K.-based intimates brand Playful Promises on a capsule collection of plussize lingerie called Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises. And it really is one of the most inclusive ones out there: Bra sizes range from 36B to 44I, while briefs and pajamas are available in sizes 12 to 24. The price point isn't too shabby, either—all the pieces in this collaboration are under $50. But Gregg known to most as GabiFresh had to fight to carve out a space and

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voice for fuller-figured women in the fashion industry. When the retail world turned its focus on influencers, she says, thinner bloggers were the only ones approached for brand and designer collaborations. Meanwhile plus-size bloggers, such as Mason and Greg, who have combined followings on Instagram of almost a million people, were largely ignored. Gregg had already spent a decade cultivating an engaged community of style-conscious, curvy women who felt largely excluded from the clothing industry on her blog. So when she began collaborating with brands and working on her own line, it was crucial that plus-size women were integral to the conversation.


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Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. has organised the fair in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. It hosts over 300 international buyers and around 200 representatives from 100 Indian buying houses or agents.

GST on man-made yarn reduced to 12%


he Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on man-made yarn has been reduced to 12 per cent from the earlier 18 per cent. The decision was taken by the GST Council at its 22nd meeting in New Delhi. The GST on job work of zari (embroidery) has also been slashed to 5 per cent, from the previously agreed upon rate of 12 per cent, finance minister Arun Jaitely said.

The GST rate has been reduced to 12 per cent from the earlier 18 per cent on sewing thread of manmade filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale; all synthetic filament yarn, such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc; all artificial filament yarn, such as viscose rayon, Cuprammonium; sewing thread of manmade staple fibres; and yarn of manmade staple fibres, according to an official statement. The GST rate on real zari has been decreased from 12 per cent to 5 per cent. Welcoming the announcement, Indian Texpreneurs Federation said, “The whole textile sector including manmade fibre (MMF) will grow with such an efficient GST structure. With GST Council's historic decision of changing 18 per cent to 12 per cent rate for MMF yarn, we are confident about the growth of the entire value chain and India can make more blends and capture more market share in global market. Once again, our Union government has proved that it's a listening government to the genuine requests of the manufacturing sector.” Making it easier for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an annual turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore, the GST Council has decided to allow these companies to file quarterly income returns and pay tax, instead of the current provision of monthly filings.

India's GST Council approves relief package for exporters


he Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its 22nd meeting in New Delhi on October 6 approved a relief package for exporters, which includes improved refund procedures, nominal GST for procuring goods from domestic suppliers, e-wallet facility to handle cash blockage and exemption from furnishing bond and bank guarantee while clearing goods for export. Observing the difficulties faced by exporters after the implementation of GST, leading to a decline in export performance and export competitiveness, the council in

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September set up a high power committee on exports under revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia to recommend suitable strategies for helping this sector, according to a finance ministry press release. The council, under Chairmanship of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, found the major difficulties constraining the export sector are on account of delays in refunds of integrated GST (IGST) and input taxes on exports and working capital blockage as exporters have to pay upfront GST on inputs and capital goods for export production or for procuring goods for export. Another difficulty was that the duty credit scrips, such as those available under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), were losing value due to its reduced usability as it could no longer be used to pay IGST or GST. Therefore, the council has done away with the 5 per cent GST on the sale and purchase of these scrips. By October 10, payment of the held-up refund of IGST paid on goods exported in July would start. The August backlog would be cleared from October 18. Refunds for subsequent months would be handled expeditiously and other refunds of IGST paid on supplies to special economic zones (SEZs) and of inputs taxes on exports under bond or letter of undertaking will also start from October 10.

United Colors of Benetton gets RDS certification


nited Colors of Benetton has got Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification, which safeguards the welfare of geese and ducks that provide the down and feathers for Benetton's collections. The RDS independently certifies all aspects related to the animals' well being, including traceability of feathers and down from their origin to the end product. The goal is to reassure our sales network and final consumers that purchasing Benetton products helps protect and improve the living conditions of geese and ducks, the company said. United Colors of Benetton voluntarily decided to pursue the RDS certification which is done by specialised thirdparty certification bodies. The company was subject to extensive investigation, including field visits and inspections from independent certification bodies. Once the evaluation process was completed, these organisations confirmed that the geese and ducks involved in the production of Benetton products live free from ill-treatment and constraints. The RDS logo will be applied to all Benetton products containing feathers and down, guaranteeing their total compliance with the

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Lace n Lingerie - October 2017  

Lace n Lingerie - October 2017