Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Festive Collection 2010

Women’s collection-
The collection is designed for the style conscious woman who explores fashion from the casual varsity lines to formal to ethnic outfits. The collection comprises of looks for every occasion- smart, casual, fusion looks and traditional ethnic wear. T-shirt, long, striped and printed, start at rs.249. Choose also from our lee copper range of checked tunic at rs.499 only. team them with slim fit stretch jeans at rs.399,full length harem pants for rs.249,laced rouched and buttoned up leggings for rs.199 to rs.249,cargo capris at rs.499 and cargo pants for rs.599 in black, khaki, olive and beige.
 The ethnic wear collection comprising of salwar kameez dupatta sets for everyday wear starts at rs.429,the embroidered and embellished sets range from rs.499 to 799 and designer velvet embroidered at rs.999 for special occasion wear. women can also choose from our mix-and-match ethnic wear collection available for rs.299.festive embroidered kurtas with brocade and kurtis sequinned with yoke and trims at rs.449 and frock style kurtas from rs.339 to these with knit churidars for rs.249, printed patiala sets or printed churidar sets at rs.599.
Men’s collection-
The mens range is as good and it focuses on adding zing to your wardrobe with bold cuts, splashes of color, patterns and designs, stock up on tees, shirts, hooded shirts, trousers, denims and kurtas. The tees are accentuated with chest prints and stitch detailing at the sleeves and the bottom with contrasts at the neck and appliqué work. Available in funky colors and designs for rs.149 to rs.299.
A must have for every men is the checked hooded casual shirt for uber cool look. Check out the yarn dyed checked shirts available with half sleeves and full sleeves, the checked shirts with constructed pocket with bartack detailing and epaulette for rs.499 to rs.599.
Team these with torn jeans in various styles, colors and designs or classic jeans starting at rs.299.check out the classic 14 Wales corduroys for the cool casual look for rs.799,for the right classic look. Win complements as you get stylish in short and stylized mid length kurtas starting at rs.349 and embroidered silk and jacquard sherwanis and kurta pyjama sets.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The key to looking great through the work week and on weekends is to pick your wardrobe with care.

Tip: pick high waisted skirts with narrow waistbands to ensure no excess bulk is added on to your waist. Biases cut skirts, cut like this, look better because they drape your curves and don’t cling to any bumps.

Tip: Lycra blended fabric for the trousers ensures the seamless fit. Small elastic inserts on the waist in the back make the fit more comfortable & smooth.

Tip: Floral are a big trend this season, so look for small fine prints in monochromatic color schemes.

Tip: Choose a fabulous dress with 3/4th sleeves can be dressed up or dressed down, making it perfect to take from day to
 night. Team it with pumps and change your accessories to make the look travel.

Tip: Go for dark washed straight cut jeans with a colorful top and accessories. This lovely cotton top has a summery print.

Tip: The printed ruffled high waist dress. And a sheer slinky fabric team with metallic accessories will make for a great fun.

Tip: Kimono sleeves with an empire line style. A printed silk dress is perfect for a Sunday brunch. 
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]  

Different Looks With Style>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Go for global tribal
Look for- Mix of cultural prints, folkloric embroideries and accessories and easy silhouettes.
Wear it how- Pick long maxi dresses, kaftans and resort wear inspired dresses.
Embellishments like bold embroideries & sequin work are placed around the neckline.
Mix and match contrasting prints.
Wear your hair in waves or braids.
Team with oversized shaded sunglasses & plateforms.

Blossoms & sprigs
Look for- Floral prints
Wear it how- Pick fresh springs colors in shaded of green, red, pink and yellow.
Mix & match prints, layer them & combine in panels for an added impact.
Keep your makeup minimal.
Floral work well on soft flowy fabrics like chiffon & georgette.

Reveal all
Look for- Transparent fabric, lattice work & cutaways
Wear it how - Layer transparent fabrics with prints & other colored fabrics.
Beadwork & sequined sheer work well for evening wear.
Choose dresses with lattices & cutwork detailing.

Pastel delicacy
Look for- Pastel shades and ombre effects.
Wear it how- Make soft pastels a wardrobe essential.
Wear them as solid colors or ombred in to different hues.
Whites, grayes, pinks, yellows & beiges dominate the palette.

Metal love
Look for - Metal chips, sequins, embroidery, beads & fabrics.
Wear it how- Metals like gold, silver & bronze appear everywhere this season.
Wear as a fabric, embellishment or an accessory.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Thursday, September 9, 2010

हैलो फ्रेंड्स,
इतने दिनों बाद आपसे कुछ शेयर करने जा रही हूँ, कुछ दिनों के ब्रेक का रीजन ये था कि जुलाई,अगस्त में ढेरों अकेज़न्स हुए, और मैं स्टूडेंट्स के साथ उन्हें ही सेलिब्रेट कर रही थी,मैं आपके साथ इन इवेंट्स को शेयर करने से पहले आप सभी रीडर्स को मेरी व आइफ़ा फेमिली की ओर से स्वतन्त्रता दिवस,रक्षाबन्धन,कृष्णजन्माष्‍टमी व शिक्षक दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें!!!!.इस बीच आइफ़ा इंस्टीट्यूट में राखी सेलीब्रेशन में 48" की स्पेशल राखी बनाई गयी जो आइफ़ा स्टूडेंट्स ने हमारे सेनिक भाइयों के लिएथी,स्वतन्त्रता दिवस,63 वीं वर्षगाँठ को भी स्टूडेंट्स ने बड़े ही रोचक ढंग के साथ मनाया, श्री कृष्णजन्माष्टमी के पावन् अवसर पर इंटीरियर डिज़ायनिंग के स्टूडेंट्स ने "कृष्णावतारम" मेगा इवेंट्स का आयोजन किया, जिसमें ( 8'*3'*10') का मार्बल लुक लिए हुए मंदिर का निर्माण किया, इन सब इवेंट्स के बीच में सोशल प्रॉब्लम से जागरूक करने हेतु आइफ़ा के भावी डिज़ायनर्स ने मंहगाई समस्या को उजागर करते हुए डिज़ायनर ड्रेसेज का डिसप्ले किया,

Celebration Of  15 Aug.

Preparation Of  Rakhee Celebration
Display Of  Traditional Thaal
Janmashatmi Occasion
Garima Saraswat Addressing Press Media

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fashion Jewelry..............

Fashion indeed plays a very important role in the life of an individual. There will be nothing wrong to say that self-expression gets reflected through one’s fashion sense so people need to remain updated about the latest fashion trends. It has been observed that over the past few years along with garments, fashion jewelry trends have also undergone remarkable changes. In the true sense, a nicely designed jewelry can make a simple outfit look fashionable and trendy. So, people must remain careful while purchasing jewelry for themselves.

While discussing about latest trends in fashion jewelry, it should be mentioned that in recent times, most of the stylish women prefer to wear vintage jewelry. Though a couple of years back these accessories were considered to be too gaudy, now they are the perfect choice of the elegant people. The best-designed jewelry is basically the combination of fashion and creativity. It portrays the choice, personality and attitude of the people of a particular era.

During the 1920's fashion jewelry originated for the common people who were interested to own beautiful jewelry. Since then fashion trends started changing every season. The 1920's Art Deco period is mainly known for bangle bracelets, cocktail rings, long pendants and elaborate accessory items, like, cigarette cases and holders. Whereas, just after the World War-I and the great depression in the year 1929, the trend shifted from price and primarily gave emphasis on the look. From this particular juncture inexpensive costume jewelry started gaining popularity from the fashionable and budget-conscious women across the world.

On the other hand, during the 1940’s, Art deco jewelry become more dimensional as well as delicate. In fact, from this period onwards, people saw the introduction of flowers, rhinestones, bows and plastic jewelry along with the military influence. Then came the period from 1950 – 1960, during this time the jewelry became more sophisticated and traditional. In fact, during this time most of the people used to consider that their dress was incomplete without the appropriate necklace, bracelet, lapel pin or earrings. However, 1970's period was quite different era from that of 1950's. This era is mainly popular for its multi-strand necklaces and flower power in a wide range of colors. It also included bright plastic bangles, huge pendants, ball drop earrings and big hoop earrings.

Fashion jewelry trend in 2009 is however quite different from that of the previous time period. The year 2009 is all about colorful and bright jewelry. The jewelry colors that are most seen in this year are coral, sea blue, yellow and amazonite green. Some of the most worn fashion jewelry of this year includes beaded jewelry, multi-chain necklaces, fashionable bib necklaces, pendant earrings, chains having leaf patterns and cuffs. Nowadays, though different jewelry materials remain available in market, most of the stylish women prefer to have pearl jewelry. You may wear whatever you like but always make sure that the jewelry you are wearing is going well with your apparel and it is supporting your personality.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylish [IIFA]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

How to clean a saree????????????

Saree is one of the most precious outfits in a women's wardrobe. Though purchasing is a big deal, but saree care and saree wash is something challengeable. Today, owning a silk sari meant not only the initial price of the garment but also the cost of dry cleaning. All silk sarees are washable. Most silk sarees can be hand washed. Technically, silk saree does not shrink like other fabric. A good shampoo works well for clean sari . It will remove oil and revitalize your silk saree.

Maintaining your silk sarees:

 Dry-Cleaning is Preferable

Generally silk sarees should be dry-cleaned. In hand washing, the consistency of the silk may be altered, depending on the finishing treatment used to give it sheen and the colour may run. Chlorine bleach damages silk and causes it to yellow.

Washing Silks

Certain pre-wash techniques have made certain washable. Raw silk, china silk, India silk, crepe de chine, Pongee, Shantung, tussar, dupion and jacquard silks are safer to wash. After washing, one should roll in a towel to remove the excess moisture, and then hang on to dry on a padded hanger.


Stained silk sarees should be dry-cleaned as soon as possible. Dyes and sizings tend to discolour with moisture. Therefore attempting to remove stains with water is not recommended without first testing the silk for colour fastness. It is difficult to remove a concentrated food or beverage stain. Scrubbing or pressing could ruin the fabric.

Protein Stains 

These stains include blood, deodorant, egg, meat juices and perspiration. To clear such stains, first detergent should be applied to the garment. Then it should be soaked in cool water and laundered. In case of persistent stains, rubbing a mixture of a few drops of Nh2 with hydrogen peroxide should be tried.

Combination Stains

These stains include chocolate, gravy, ice-cream and milk. First a dry-clean solvent should be applied and then dried. The protein part of the stain supplement can be treated by applying liquid detergent and rinsing with cool water. Then after using a prewash stain remover, the silk should be washed in the hottest water that it can stand.

Nailpolish Stains

This can be treated by rubbing acetone on the area.

Lipstick Stains

First Dry-cleaning fluids and then washing in soap and water can be used to remove lipstick stains.


These stains are usually caused by oils, butter, margarine, crayon, medicines and oil-based cosmetics. Dabbing on talc immediately will lift the stain. After brushing off the talc, a stain remover can be applied and the silk should be washed in the hottest water that it can stand.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

spring-summer collection-2010

Fabric- cationic chiffon, china silk crape, jin silk crape, diamond silk chiffon, crush georgette shimmer, china viscose, cotton silk shimmer, glass cotton, free flowing sheer fabric, flesh Olivia gauze, cationic stretch satin, paper silk, organza.

Colors- duck, turquoise light, purple ash, aniseed yellow, spablue,softpink,coral,bubblegum,strom,peppermint,almond,indigo,Chinese red, ivory,prime rose, creamatty, aqua merin, salman mint.

Print- checks, graphic, asian & textured floral & abstract, military, ethnic, tropical, large fun polka dots, candy, double shape & multi shape stripes, cobalt, medusa, tribal print.

Detailing- rouching crunt, pleats crunt, cowls, princes flares, quilting foam, gathers pine, French laces, pocket illusion, metal disk trimmed, ribbon & thread rolling, scarf layers, string & stock belt, jabot tie, fusion colorful surface.

For girls- gracian dresses [flowing look]

Asymmetrical dresses [tunic top, shirt, blouses]

Peplum & ra-ra style, cowl pegged, shift panel dresses, sheath, blouson, tent(trapeze) petal, tired dresses, maxi dresses, bib shirt dresses, ruffled top, kimono dresses, tank tops, tuxedo tunic, tunic shirts, Spencer transy jacket.

Dhoti pant, jodhpurs & rompers, zippy pants, textured leggings, cropped trousers.

Necklines- raised collar, deel-reversable collar, and deep v-neckline, scoop low & high.

• Vest jacket gets a new look from cropped to tunic length.

• High split dress trend is in & mid thigh split dress is out in 2010.

• Just when you thought they would never return………ripped jeans are back, starting in 2008. [90s fashion]

• Patched jeans for a revival of 70’s chick.

Sleeves- rolled or pushed up, kabuki, dolman, caftan, cap, triangle, long flowing, Juliet.

Accessories- huge chunky necklaces (chains), chandelier earrings, textured & stacked bangles, feathered head band,bracelate style belts, bug eyed glasses, square dialed watch, barrel bag, pillow, panniers, blingoholic, acid color clutches, studded bag.

Footwear- platform stiletto, gladiator sandals, strappy heeled shoes, wrap over heeled shoes.



Garima Saraswat

Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Monday, March 15, 2010

How To Dress For Your Shape.....

Just because you’re not a size 0 and 5′9, doesn’t mean you can’t wear the latest and hottest fashions. The most important thing that you can do when it comes to your body is to simply analyze it and then come to a conclusion. Look at your body as a whole and ultimately determine what shape you really are. Once you’ve figured that out, you can now start dressing for your shape. Don’t put on skinny jeans just because they’re the fad, since they might not look right on your shape. So here are 4 different shapes your body can do by - find out what yours is!


Apple shaped bodies are obviously round, therefore you might have a rounder middle. To take the focus off of your mid-section, wear an empire top with a V-neck that will pull the eye upward to the thinnest part of the torso. If you’re proud of your legs, show them off in a short skirt or a hot pair of jeans and a high heel.


If you’re larger on the bottom than on the top, wear darker bottoms and lighter tops. Pants that are cut full in the leg will help to conceal your junk. To draw attention to your better half, wear a top with structured shoulders or a tailored jacket.


Ruler shaped bodies have a straight physique and they require some curves. Cinch a dark belt around your waist or wear a rouched top to add some volume to your bust. You can also layer a shrunken jacket over a larger top to create dimension.


You can emphasize your small waist in a fitted top. An A-line wrap dress will bring attention to your narrow middle, while skimming your hips and bust without accentuating them. 
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Friday, March 12, 2010

Don't Make These Fashion Mistakes......

Wearing the wrong colors-:

To look your best wear clothing colors that will complement your skin. Wearing the wrong colors will make your skin appear sallow and lines and wrinkles will be more evident. The right colors will make you look more vibrant and healthy.

.Wearing too much makeup-:

Too much makeup will make lines appear deeper and will create a harsh look. Keep makeup light for day and a little darker for evening. See a professional if you are unsure of makeup application techniques.

Wearing clothes that are too small-:

Wearing clothes that fit too tightly will make you appear larger. Wearing clothes that do not suit your body type will make you appear larger. Buy clothes that suit your body type - not someone else's.

Chipped nail polish-:

The idea of nail polish is to make your nails appear nicer. Chipped polish just brings attention to poor grooming.

An old-fashioned hairstyle or messy hair-:

Your hairstyle creates a first impression. From your hairstyle people will assume your education level, status, age, etc. This doesn't mean the judgments are correct - they happen instinctively. Make sure it doesn't happen to you. Visit your hairstylist regularly.

Messy shoes or wrong shoes for your outfit-:

Take care of your shoes - they complete your look. Also pay attention that they complement your outfit.

Roots that show-::

If you color your hair make sure you keep it maintained regularly.

Mismatched hose-:

Match your hose with your shoes or with your pants or skirt.

Wearing inappropriate clothes-:

When in a working environment make sure that your clothes are not flashy (unless you are in a creative field), do not wear short skirts (more than 3 inches above the knee), sleeveless tops, plunging necklines, stilettos, too much jewelry, leather pants or skirts, or anything that shimmers.
Special tips-:
·      Whatever you do, don't combine animal prints; you don't want to look like a zookeeper that has just been attacked by a gazillion animal. If you're wearing cheetah, stick to cheetah only. The same applies to zebra and leopard.
·      A gorgeous leopard print coat can really jazz up a plain, little black dress. And a pair of cheetah print shoes can really add a touch of style and glamour to plain black jersey and jeans. Red is anther bold color that compliments animal print very nicely.
·      Chiffon animal print tops are really sexy.When coupled with a plain     black vest and a flash of skin, these can really look sexy and seductive.
      So go on, unleash your inner feline.
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Measurements Guideline............

We are happy to give you a small guide line on how to take measurements your self .You can have a look at our sketch of the female torso and read our written guide to send us the right measurements so that we can give you the good fit of a Gyans outfit.

  • The chest measurement is taken over the fullest part of your bust line.
  •  The waist is the curve on your torso.
  •  The stomach is the part over your navel.
  •  The hips are the fullest part over your buttocks.
  •  The shoulders are when you place the tape from the back on your shoulders and take the measurement from the right bone to the left one.
  • The depth of the neck from back and front is taken diagonally from the tip of the side of your neck to the centre of your cleavage and the same way for the back.
  • The length of the sleeve should be measured when you put the tape on the bone of your shoulders and then measure it to the desired length that you need.
  • Where the length of the sleeve ends is where you take the width of the sleeve.
  • For the sari blouse you need to take the dart point. So you put the tape on the centre of the shoulder and bring it down where your bust is at its fullest. It normally comes at 101/2 inches and could be more on heavier chest sizes.
  • The length of the salwar is taken from the waist till the toes of your feet and adds a few inches for the length of your sandal heels.
  •  The poncho is standard 8inches.Put the tape around your ankle and sees the width of the poncho size you need.
  • For the trousers and churidars take the upper thigh which is where your leg begins the lower thigh where the knee begins, then around the knee, around the calf and then the ankle. Take a tight measurement as the churidars have a bias cut and to need a good fit you need a tight measurement.
  • For the length of the lehnga take the waist where you will be tying it and the length beginning from where you are going to tie the lehnga. Please do add inches according to the heels you are going to wear.
  • In case you do not understand any point or need any verification, please feel free to mail us and we will be there to guide you.
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]








Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Must-Have Formal Dresses.........

Dressing up is an art and no matter how beautiful you are if you do not know the art of dressing up, your beauty will not be appreciated. You should know what to wear for a particular occasion. Following are a few formal dresses which you should have in your wardrobe.

Halter Dress

Celebrities turn to the halter dress for the red carpet because they know it's one of the sexiest formal looks around. Several variations exist, including a knot-front halter and a tie-behind-the-neck look; straps vary in size from spaghetti-width to wide, soft straps. The halter dress calls extra attention to the upper half of the body, including the face, shoulders and bustline.

Cocktail Dress

The cocktail dress is probably the most versatile of all special occasion looks. Although the little black dress is the universally accepted look for cocktail but don't just stick to black and experiment with different colour. Adjust the silhouette of the cocktail dress to work for your figure, keeping the top and waist slim and fitted for the elegant look.

Stand-Up Collar Dress

What better way to frame your face than with a stand-up collar? Choose a moderate or plunging neckline to compliment the high collar and pull your hair up or away from the face.

Embellished Dress

Head-to-beads are difficult to carry off, but a touch of embellishment is spectacular. Make sure your beading is on a part of your body you want to highlight, including the bodice, waist or neckline.

Off-the-Shoulder Dress

An off-the-shoulder dress instantly shows lots of skin, but not necessarily areas you might be uncomfortable showing like the lower back or cleavage. The silhouette of the off-the-shoulder dress adds width to the upper half of your body, balancing your lower half. This is definitely a dress for those who have the guts to bear and carry it off.

Corset Dress

Need an instant upper body lift? The corset dress will lift your breasts and whittle your waist, and look fantastic and edgy while doing it. You can choose a dress with a built-in corset for the bodice or opt for a separate corset top with a skirt. This look adds curves to slender figures and structure to fuller figures: it's great all-around for flattery.

Print Dress

A fresh flowery print dress is perfect for daytime occasions. Big bloom prints look good on most women, just be sure to scale them to your figure: larger women look best with the prints close together and less background space showing, the opposite is true for smaller women.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Holi Special !!!!!

The Spring Festival of India, Holi - is a festival of colors. Celebrated in March or April according to the Hindu calendar, it was meant to welcome the spring and win the blessings of Gods for good harvests and fertility of the land. Celebrated in northern parts of India, Holi, the festival of colors, is another seasonal festival associated with Hinduism.
 Each year, young and old, men and women, all indulge themselves in the spirit of colors. There are mouthwatering delicacies to savor such as 'Gujhias' and 'Papris' and there are interesting traditions and customs of Holi. The best part is that all the offences and anger gets dissolved with one boisterous shout of 'Bura na mano, holi hai!' (Don't be angry, it’s Holi!). This shout is considered to be a part of the long tradition of the festival of Holi. The festival is celebrated on the full-moon day of Phalguna, though it stretched up to a week in Northern India and six-day long in Manipur. As the tradition goes all the people gather around on a day before the Holi as we know it, it is the evening of bonfires. People light up bonfires of dead leaves, twigs and sticks and people dance and sing around it to welcome the Spring and commemorate the saving of Prahlad and burning of his wicked aunt Holika.

The ashes of the Holi fire are believed to have some medicinal properties. Next morning, it is 'Dhuledi' or the main festival of colors where adults and kids alike splash each other with colored powder and water jets known as 'pichkaris'. Traditionally, only natural colors prepared from flowers and herbal products were used but today, artificial colors have taken over. Holi sweets and delicacies are an important part of the festival as one can relish 'Gujhias' in Northern India and 'Puran Poli' in Maharashtra. 'Thandai' (a cool drink of milk) mixed with 'bhang' (an intoxicating substance) is to be beware of, as it is very common during Holi.

In the present time, the colors available for Holi are made of harmful chemicals; therefore, you should take safety measures, if you want to ensure a joyous and colorful Holi. In the following lines, we have provided some safety tips for Holi.

Safety Tips for Holi
  • While playing Holi, always wear old and ragged clothes that can be discarded immediately after the occasion. Brightly colored and dark colored clothes are preferable for the mood of the day. This way, you will save a lot of time in laundering your stained clothes.
  • Wear full-sleeved t-shirts or shirts and leggings that cover your legs fully, so that your sensitive body parts are not exposed to the harmful chemicals of the colors of Holi. Wearing socks on the occasion is a good idea too.
  • For children use non toxic colors.
  • If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair, it can be washed off easily later. While washing off the color, use lukewarm water and keep your eyes and lips tightly closed. The oily coat would protect you from the immediate effect of harmful chemicals of the colors of Holi.
  • If you are traveling on Holi, keep the car windows tightly shut. It is still better to avoid traveling on the day of playing colors, because you never know when balloons filled with colors and water might fall onto you.
  • Do not make use of harmful colors for Holi. This will not only prove harmful to your playmates, but also spoil your Holi. Make use of herbal colors for the festival.
  • Choose herbal colors that are easily available in the market, for Holi. You may also make herbal colors at home. For instance, red sandalwood powder can be used to make red color; henna powder can be put in best use to derive the bright green color, while yellow color can be made by making use of turmeric powder.
Wish u a very Happy & safe holi !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Garima Saraswat
      Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Know About Your Personality By Footwear........................

High heel -: sensuility, fashion conscious, status, power, confidence.

Flat sandals-: to presented freedom, self-decesion maker, creative mind & comfort.

Sporty footwear-: [sneekars, canvas & sports shoes]
                              Conscious about your body & health, now a day’s sneekers become a part of fashion & trend.ethilite & the person who loved adventures.

Platform-: this footwear loved by the person who are fashionable & loved like to be comfortable. This is the priority of the working person. This category shows by self dependency.

Boot-: this footwear becomes a part & symbol of latest trends & style statement, this category shows by confidence glamorous & dynamic personality.
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BE FASHIONABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For gorgeous look-:

You want gorgeous look, wear long skirt in bright colors, team-up shirt style top. Crystal cut stone work applies on center front placket.
Style-: Denim, flurry, anklelength& cowl.
Make-up-: Lightly blush & lightly color lipstick with glittering lip gloss. You also used to eye-liner & mascara in nude shades apply on eyes.
Shoes-: Closed flat shoes, ankle-huggers or pointed high heel.

For sporty look-:

This look you prefer t-shirt with track pants, capreez, cargo, Bermuda, faded jeans or short denim skirt.
Colors-: Vibrant colors like….red, yellow, electric blue…etc.
Make-up-: Lightly blusher & lip-gloss.
Hair-style-: High pony or rough style hair with broad hair band.
Shoes-: Sports shoes, canvas shoes or sneakers.

For classic look-:

You want to executive look, apply on light tone shirt, but jacket color always in dark color tone.

Don’t use dark & glittering with sparkle makeup.
Apply on moisture mixed compact & light color lip-gloss.
Makeup palette includes coral, pink & gold.
Highlighting your eyes, you used only mascara for natural look.

Shoes-: High heel footwear or golden laces pencil brick slippers & mozari.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

boys special !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some cool style tips for a stylish you this Valentine’s Day!!!


The lanky look is very in right now. Wear skinny jeans or narrow fit jeans.
If skinny jeans are not your style, wear anti fit jeans.
Team this with a casual cotton button-down shirt over a tee.
Leave the shirt open & untucked. Unbutton & roll the button down’s sleeves to a ¾ length    for a casual vibe.                      
For a layered look you can also combine a tee with a hoodie, zippy, blazer, or cardigan.


Wear narrow fit jeans or trousers with a shirt, a waist coat & a slim tie.
Make sure to pay attention to the little details- you may not think that things like your hair, cologne, or accessories
Matter too much, but they really make or break your entire look.
Have your hair trimmed a week before & tries styling it a few different ways to see what you like best.
Accessories that add polish to consider: cufflinks, hats, Sunglasses, jewelry (watches etc.) & don’t forget the shoes (classic converse sneakers for a casual look & a pair of smart, shined leather shoes for a formal evening date).

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

valentine's day special.........................

 It’s Valentine’s day and you have got big plans! Of course, you want everything to be parfect.Well not to fear, there are great many formal & casual styles that can be won on this day of love.

On Valentine’s Day, the most important thing for us girls is to stay ultra feminine, fun & flirty. You can look gorgeous in red or pink with these fantastic fashion choices.

For a day time date keep your look very casual:

  • Darker colored jeans are very in this year. Boot-cut jeans are also a good option & look great when worn with a pair of boots. 
  • Jeans can be paired with a flirty camisole. Team the camisole with a shrug for a chick look. 
  • If you want to keep with the Valentine’s Day theme, a red camisole will look totally hot with this outfit.

  • Choose a dress in red with a simple silhouette; you can add a silk or cashmere scarf in bold fire red or deep burgundy. 
  • Select a ruffled red vest, blouse and pair it with every thing from a pencil skirt to jeans to black cigarette pants. 

• A pale pink tunic can be perfectly paired with jeans; a sleeveless fuchsia top looks great paired with grey trousers and a snug sweater.
• Try on flirty pink top team-up with skinny jeans.
• A pink mini dress or a smart pink sweater can make you dazzle.

And finally, for a day time date, don’t wear heels. A nice pair of ballet –style shoes will be especially stunning or a pair of glittery flats.


For an evening time date keep your look very formal & elegant:

• Long black dresses are always a classic but you can also wear a shorter dress that has a cute print on it or is a solid color with lots of detailing.
• If you want to keep color to a minimum pairs a neutral-colored outfit with red suede ballet skimmers.
• Heels are usually the preferred choice but if you prefer not to wear heels, or if you are taller than your date, you want to choose a sophisticated pair of flats.
• Make sure the handbag is elegant & keeps in theme with the rest of dress.
• Pull your hair into a ¼ puffed up do or away from your face in a half-up, half-down style to show off your face, neck & jewelry.

The best part about these clothing items is that they can be worn all year around, not simply on Valentine’s Day. None of these purchases are one time only. Wear them now, and wear them again and again.


Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Career In Fashion Designing.................

Fashion designing is one of the most exacting career options in today’s world. it is needless to say that in a country like India, where textile & garments industries have been thriving for ages, the recant boom in fashion designing has led to innovation & new prospects in the garment and accessory design. If you have a penchant for creativity, style & originality, a career in fashion designing can be perfect for you. On the hand it promises glamour, fame, success & high pay packages to the talented people.

However, it is also a demanding career, as fashion designers need to combine their creativity with managerial skills to sustain in this industry. Thus, if you can create magic with colors, designs & shapes, just acquire appropriate professional skills to begin a successful career in fashion designing.

There are many paths to follow at the production level of the fashion design field. From textile manufacturing & quality control to sewing machine operation & garment pressing positions, every stage of production can present a different career opportunity.


• Fashion market research

• Fashion trend forecasting

• Fashion design

• Sourcing

• Drafting

• Apparel production

• Fashion buying

• Fashion merchandising

• Fashion retail

You will also find jobs as:

• Costume designer

• Technical designer

• Graphic designer

• Production pattern maker

• Fashion coordinator

• Apparel production manager

• Fabric buyer

• Fabric quality control manager

• Showroom sales representative

• Illustrator

• Cutting assistant

• Outside sales representative

• Visual merchandiser

• Boutique owner

• Fashion writer

• Fashion stylist

• Fashion editor

• Fashion artists

• Fashion photographer

• Set designers

• Fashion consultant

• Freelancer designer


Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Fashion is powerful force of constantly altering patterned of change & growth, its movements affects the facts of designers & manufactures who distribute it & the live of the consumers who follow its dictate. All of its facts taken together add-up to a multibillion-dollar industry. Fashion today is big business.

A Fashion is a complete makeover of the person that can be men & women. You are changing everything that relates with the garments. Even we can say that Fashion is Global Phenomena.

Designers create hundreds of new styles each seasons, based on what they think may attract consumers; from among those many styles, manufactures choose what they think will b successful. They reject many more then they select.

Retailers choose from the manufactures offerings those styles they believe their consumers will want. Consumers than make the vital choice. By accepting some styles & rejecting others, they & only they dictate what styles will become fashions.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Republic Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Friday, January 22, 2010

Trendy FAQ's..........

I love pleated pants & silhouettes, and see that they are back in vogue.
Pleated pants, a fashion staple for both sexes in the 1980s, went out of the style in the late 1990’s when fashion silhouettes shifted to sleek & narrow, and straight sleek pants or trousers became all the rage.
Today, pleated pants that sit on your regular waist are IN.
Straight pants or trousers look wonderful with fitted skirts or t-shirts & hoodie style shirt, that are team-up in. wear them with or without a belt for a flattering look, this style shows a women’s waist off & if you are slim personality, go right ahead & get yourself a pair.
IN winter, wear the pants with colorful turtle neck t-shirt & a tiny jacket, with a fine piece of Trendy jewellery.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WHAT'S HOT........WHAT'S NEW...........

Biker jacket, Funky tights, Sweater dresses,luxe with fur, Ankle length shoes (ankle huggers) corset, Shimmer texture fabrics, mix masculine fabrics, layer waist coats, Animal-instinct(wild style jewellery) Classic jewellery, Classic watches in black & white dial.
The make-up palette includes Coral, pink, gold & copper.
Bohemian look is “IN” in this season style.
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist [IIFA]

Monday, January 18, 2010

Trendy Sweaters!!!!!!!!!!

For girls: shawl collar cable knit wear, wool coat, vest, hoodie sweater,turtle neck sweater, crew neck style, cable knit cardigan sweater,tweed neck scarf style, knit tunics, boat neck & cowl neck knit wear pullover top style.

For boys:Hoodie pullover & t-shirts, turtle neck zipper sweater-neck rebel t-shirts, double breasted jacket, trench coat, denim textured blazer, bleached snow colored blazer.

Colors: Eskander bottle green, variegated grey, ivory,Cambridge,purple,blue mulberry red, multi color,mosbrown,old navy black secret pink, merlot red, old navy red.



Garima Saraswat [IIFA]
Senior Fashion Stylist

Friday, January 15, 2010

A RAY OF HOPES............

Time, from where it was stared. God knows, but since this universe came into existence. Everything is moving with the wheel of time. We do progress with time. We reach to the new heights & get achieves every year.
Today the designers of IIFA have made a milestone in the field of fashion. Every day every year, we are looking for new goals. So let’s do a promise with yourself that we will make a history.
In this New Year we will set a horizon to get a success. So I decided to make something new for agraites by my blog.


Garima Saraswat [IIFA]
Senior Fashion Stylist

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Style FAQ's

Very few days someone asked me, I am slightly fair and love wearing grey. Do u think it’s a good color to wear given my complexion? How should I wear the color?
I was shocked!! Grey color is a trendy & fabulous color. In fact, this color has been scorching fashion ramps since last season & will continue to dominate for a long time. It’s my favorite base color at the moment, & I love mixing it with indigo blue, bright red, white & black.
Grey, in a sense, is the new black-it is versatile & works well with many other colors. Even though it's the season's hottest hue, I understand that doesn't necessarily make it easy to carry off. Maybe this will help you decide better:-

Add shine to grey. Choose grey pieces with hints of metallic threads or sequin or satin piece.
For a sophisticated look, pair grey with black or white. Or wear various shades of grey, layering dove grey & charcoal together.
Add interest to grey with color, jewel tone- ruby,purple,cobalt all look richer with grey. The best way to wear grey is as a jacket or a bottom, using color, in the form of a blouse, close to the face.
Look for grey pieces cut in feminine & contemporary styles. Swing jackets, a pair of wide – legged trousers or satin mini dress all work great in grey.
Use accessories to add in color & texture to grey. Look for pretty jewel tone bags or shoes.

Garima Saraswat [IIFA]
Senior Fashion Stylist

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fashion !

Hello !
This is garima saraswat , My aim to create this blog is to provide the latest inormation about the fashion and the fashion industry, by this blog one can read the latest hapenings in the industry , various career options in fashion industry, what to wear and what not to, i welcome all the upcoming fashion designers and all the reader on my blog .
Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylist.(IIFA)