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The Editor is the soul of 'The Fashion Bug' (TFB), the person who handles everything related to research and writing. "If it's in the news, it's on TFB," says the woman you'd mostly find at two places, a cafe or a fashion store!
The use of architecturally embroidered lehengas is slowly but steadily gaining momentum. Today many top-notch designers are endorsing the same in their designer lehenga collections. Even with several micro-trends coming up to perfect the art of lehenga embroidery, Mahals or palaces are playing a rather predominant role in the embroidery designs, patterns and motifs of lehengas. With India having a...
The Indian summer tends to be hot. In keeping with the heat traditionally Indians go in for subdued colours in the shades of white, baby pink, soft blue, cream and peach. But this year the fashion trends predict otherwise. This year people are willing to take on the heat and even increase its intensity by favouring colours which are...
Chanderi is a region situated strategically between the culturally rich regions of Bundelkhand and Malwa. Hence, the production, design, and weaving of Chanderi sarees is a perfect amalgamation of the artistic heritage of these two regions. Its design is given a touch of royalty by infusing it with weft motifs. Picture Credits: Ajio Even though the two words, Chanderi and silk...
With a legacy spanning hundreds of years, Murshidabad is as steeped in history as it is in the weaving of handloom silk. It is the hub of the silk weaving industry of Eastern India. At least one Murshidabad silk saree is sure to occupy pride of place in a Bengali cupboard. This silk which comes from silk cocoons found...
Weddings form a significant part of the rich cultural heritage of India. And women play a pivotal role throughout the ceremony. One special woman, who views the wedding with equal amounts of joy and trepidation, is the bride herself. The joy of starting a new life with her beloved, however, overrides any tension or nervousness she faces. And she...
Today, we’ll be talking about the famous Chikan embroidery style from Lucknow. This art took shape when India was under the rule of Mughals during which this exquisite style proliferated. As history says, Nur Jahan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir is said to have introduced this art. It flourished in Mughal Courts during the 16th and 17th century. Often treated as a royal design,...
Before unfolding the intricacies of this gorgeous form of sarees, I would lay down the fact that each one of you must have witnessed the beauty of Benarasi sarees since it is most sought after attire in our Indian weddings. In fact, the first time I heard about it was during my cousin’s marriage when I was about 15....
Bandhani, another name for Bandhej, is a popular form of designing which incorporates the tie and dye method. Derived from a Hindi word “Bandhan” (tying) or the Sanskrit word “Banda” (to tie), this highly skilled process is rooted in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and surprisingly some parts of Tamil Nadu where it is known by the name Sungudi or Chungidi....
Beginning her acting career from South Indian movies, Asin rose to fame when she worked opposite Amir Khan in the movie Gajni (2008). She has been a part of Bollywood since then. Asin’s fairytale wedding has become the talk of the town.The love of her life Rahul Sharma is the co-founder of the well known mobile brand Micromax Informatics and...
Say Madhubani and several folklores, dances, costumes, festivals which express the legacy of traditional India come into one’s mind. It literally means ‘Forest of Honey’. As the name suggests, Madhubani art form showcases basic elements of nature of rural India, people and local events and Hindu deities. The art work is mainly divided into forms- Bharani and Kanchi style. It mainly consists of geometrical...