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]