Monsoon fashion tips: Here’s how to stay dry as well as fashionable this season

As the rains bring a much needed respite from the heat, it’s time we take a break from everyday formal outfits and try out new styles. Here are some tips for women and men by Vaanee and Dheeraj Bhatia, founders, Gritstones.

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Tips for Monsoon Clothing for Women:

1. Women can start with their fresh light fabrics, bright colours like yellow, orange, red, pink, blue and some mixtures of fluorescent and electric colours.

2. Light fabrics like cotton, chiffon, and silk dry out quickly.

3. Follow Bollywood celebs and incorporate culottes, playsuits, printed dresses and skirts, cigarettes pants, in your wardrobe.

4. There is a new trend of wearing short kurtis with leggings or churidar; long dupattas can be replaced with scarfs and stoles.

5. Jeans, long skirts, and heavy material should be avoided in this weather.

8. Accessories like fancy umbrellas and jelly shoes will help to complete your look.

Tips for Monsoon Clothing for Men:

1. Go for cotton shirts or casual printed shirts this season.

2. Shorts and capris are attractive and easy to wear. Even getting drenched in rain will result in less of a hassle.

3. Athletes who are into running, football, cricket wear dri-fit (a polyester microfibe) mechanized clothes as they are comfortable and dry off sweat quickly.

4. Monsoon accessories men can opt for are waterproof bags, a waterproof watch, umbrella and flip flops.

 

Monsoon fashion: Must-have accessories to flaunt in rainy season

With the on start of monsoon season, you might be worried how to look fashionable and stylish during this season. So here are few tips, which will help you to keep up your style quotient, according to the experts.

Harleen Kaur Jawanda, Chief Merchandising Officer at Trendybharat, an online shopping website, and Meha Bhargava, image consultant at Styl.Inc, have suggested a few accessories:

Raincoats: These days raincoats are available in gorgeous patterns, colours and materials. There is no dearth of stylish and trendy rainwear online, where you may choose from balloon raincoats, rain ponchos, transparent raincoats in a variety of bright and neon shades.

Shoes: Unpredictable puddles, muddy streets and the waterlogged streets are not ideal for stylish stilettos or kitten heals. So, it is important to choose your footwear well. Jelly flats, funky flip flops or bright and shiny gumboots can be your best friends.

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Bags: Monsoon is not the best time to flaunt your expensive leather and PU bags as the rain might damage them. Go for nylon or plastic tote bags which can keep all your possessions dry and safe when it pours. Transparent handbags can up your style quotient while keeping all your things dry and safe.

Umbrellas: The world of umbrellas is not so starkly black anymore with a great range of colourful umbrellas in beautiful designs. The foldable umbrellas are compact and are easy to carry around.

Waterproof phone covers: Mobile phones being an integral part of everyone’s life, protect them from the rain with waterproof phone covers.

Scarves: Scarves can be the biggest saviours and they are less cumbersome when compared to dupattas. Beautiful prints in myriad colours are

Pandora reveals jewels set to sparkle this Winter

Jewellery giant Pandora has shared a preview of its jewels set to sparkle this Christmas.

For the brand’s Winter collection Pandora is focusing its attention on shooting stars with this season’s ‘DO’ campaign messages including – ‘Do reach for the stars’, ‘Do embrace the warmth of the season’, and ‘Do light up each and every moment’.

The last season of the year sees Pandora take inspiration from crisp winter days, with designs giving a subtle nod to snowflakes and crystallised icicles.

Pandora is also offering pieces embellished with danube-cut crystals and lattice effects, alongside playful Christmas charms.

 

Deconstruct in style: Here’s how you can give your shirt a cool makeover

Some wardrobe essentials never lose its importance even when our closets go for a makeover. One of them is a classic, crisp white shirt.But, it’s time to inoculate a fresh perspective and try out this trend and deconstruct it to up your style stakes. From international designers such as, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Maison Martin Margiela, Victoria Beckham, Joseph and Zac Posen to Indian designers such as, Shweta Kapur, Dhruv Kapoor, this trend is being promoted by all. Even actors such as Sonam Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, among others are flaunting it.

Now what is a deconstructed shirt? Designer Shweta Kapur says, “It is taking apart a garment and putting it back together thereby changing the design from its core. It’s almost like reshuffling the original pieces to make something new.”

Designers believe that a different approach is required in deconstruction that helps to infuse fresh inspiration. “We all like to innovate classic shapes and what better than turning the effortlessly chic button-up shirt to a look that’s more experimental,” says designer Amit Aggarwal.

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Moving on, there are myriad interpretations of how to deconstruct a shirt, the most important is the technique. “You can cut, twist, add ruffles to shirts and even remove its sleeves. Though they may be totally reworked, there might be holes in places that you wouldn’t expect or have necklines that are totally off. But, that’s the beauty of it,” says Aggarwal.

Wearing the front as back while leaving the buttons open for a backless top, unbuttoning the shirt at the collar and pulling it down to make it an off-shoulder top are some ways of deconstructing your shirt. “It’s hard to go wrong with deconstruction since it’s visually so strong. But avoid voluminous silhouettes in the accompanying garment,” says Kapur.

Final verdict: Don’t overdo it, and carry it off with the right attitude.

 

Jewellery boutiques installed on superyachts for billionaires

International diamond brand Samer Halimeh New York has partnered with SSH Maritime, a leading yacht company, to launch its series of summer diamond boutiques on the superyachts.

The jewellery-superyacht collaborations is being undertaken on four of the SSH Maritime super yachts – Chakra, Serenity, Grand Ocean and Omega.

Millionaire and billionaire clients typically charter one of these beautiful superyachts for 2-6 weeks over the summer, at an average cost of £400,000 per week.

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To announce the launch of the summer superyacht boutiques, Samer Halimeh New York held a special diamond photoshoot and showcase of some of its best diamond jewellery pieces and important gemstones aboard the world-famous Chakra, a 282 ft/86m superyacht, moored in Cannes for the occasion.

Following the announcement of the boutique series, Samer Halimeh founder and chief executive of Samer Halimeh New York, said: “Samer Halimeh New York is delighted to announce the launch of the summer superyacht diamond boutiques on board the Chakra, the exclusive SSH Maritime superyacht. Owners of the world’s most beautiful diamonds also use superyachts, private jets and 5-star hotels, which is why this collaboration with SSH Maritime is highly complimentary for both brands and clients.”

Samer Halimeh NY has previously built 400 sqft (39sqm) pop-up shops in hotels, but this is the first time the retailer has introduced a retailing concept in a nautical setting creating a diamond showcase on superyachts.

 

Must-Have Accessories To Flaunt In Monsoon

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indulge in stylish raincoats, jelly-based footwear and waterproof phone covers to keep up your style quotient during the monsoon season, say experts.

Harleen Kaur Jawanda, Chief Merchandising Officer at Trendybharat, an online shopping website, and Meha Bhargava, image consultant at Styl.Inc, have suggested a few accessories:

* Raincoats: These days raincoats are available in gorgeous patterns, colours and materials. There is no dearth of stylish and trendy rainwear online, where you may choose from balloon raincoats, rain ponchos, transparent raincoats in a variety of bright and neon shades.

* Shoes: Unpredictable puddles, muddy streets and the waterlogged streets are not ideal for stylish stilettos or kitten heals. So, it is important to choose your footwear well. Jelly flats, funky flip flops or bright and shiny gumboots can be your best friends.

* Bags: Monsoon is not the best time to flaunt your expensive leather and PU bags as the rain might damage them. Go for nylon or plastic tote bags which can keep all your possessions dry and safe when it pours. Transparent handbags can up your style quotient while keeping all your things dry and safe.

* Umbrellas: The world of umbrellas is not so starkly black anymore with a great range of colourful umbrellas in beautiful designs. The foldable umbrellas are compact and are easy to carry around.

* Waterproof phone covers: Mobile phones being an integral part of everyone’s life, protect them from the rain with waterproof phone covers.

* Scarves: Scarves can be the biggest saviours and they are less cumbersome when compared to dupattas. Beautiful prints in myriad colours are available in scarves and are available in different fabrics like cotton, mulmul and chiffon.

 

Taxation norm for flights abroad to stay same with GST

Centre makes clear that service tax criteria to apply for non-stop, stopover flights

In a major relief to airlines, the Centre on Friday made clear that the principles applied to tax international air travel would remain unchanged under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime set to roll out on July 1.

The clarification comes in the wake of concerns raised by domestic carriers, and flagged by the Civil Aviation Ministry, that non-stop flights were likely to become more expensive than flights with stopovers given some ambiguous wording in the norms relating to GST.

Airlines feared that passengers planning to travel say Delhi-New York non-stop could opt to fly with Gulf carriers if they found the post-tax fares for a Delhi-Dubai-New York ticket to be more attractive on account of GST being levied only on the first leg of the overseas flight.

“It was clarified today that the new GST rates will apply based on old criteria on international tickets,” a senior Civil Aviation Ministry official said following a stakeholders’ meeting chaired by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha. The same rules prevalent under service tax would continue to apply under GST, the official added.

‘Big relief’

“This is a big relief to full service airlines, especially Jet Airways and Air India, which operate non-stop long-haul journey flights,” said an airline representative, who did not wish to be identified. “Officials from the Central Board of Excise and Customs, who were present in the meeting, clarified that same taxation principles will apply under the GST.”

The Civil Aviation Ministry had, earlier this month, taken up the matter with the Finance Ministry after Jet Airways, Air India, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had raised concerns about the tax treatment on international tickets.

Under GST, economy class tickets would attract 5% tax, while travel in business class would be taxed at 12%.

In the meeting held on Friday, domestic airlines said that they would implement GST from July 1.

The aviation industry “is prepared for July 1,” Mr. Sinha tweeted after the meeting.

 

5 Cool Things We Saw at Paris Men’s Today

Men’s Mules
Mules are officially trending for spring. Juun.J showed cool leather loafer-mule hybrids today. The silhouette was also done by labels such as Loewe and Edhen Milano this season. Mark it on your must-buy list.

JUUN J Spring 2018Juun.J spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Not a Nike Collab
Israeli designer Hed Mayner is definitely one to watch. He staged his debut show guerrilla style, among the colonnades of Paris’ Palais Brongniart in Place de la Bourse. His sandals with sneaker soles looked like a Nike collaboration, but the designer had actually sourced the soles from the copycat markets of his native Tel Aviv. He teamed them with uppers made from thick furniture leather. The footwear marched in tune with the theme of the collection. It was all about the reappropriation of familiar objects, such as a voluminous trench coat made from a vintage tent. — Stephanie Hirschmiller

Hed Mayner Spring 2018Hed Mayner spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Denim Sneakers
Denim shoes are a huge trend in the women’s market, and now it’s trickling into the men’s scene. Cerruti showed tasteful low-top sneakers with denim accents.

Cerruti Spring 2018Cerruti spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Disco Time
Daytime discos are officially a thing. Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons show was strobe light central, and top of the guest list was a Nike collab. Nike Air 180s hit the floor alongside colorful brogue laceups printed trompe l’œil-style to resemble an old-school sneaker. And it all ended in one big ol’ dance-off with models pulling shapes like it was going out fashion. — Stephanie Hirschmiller

Comme des Garcons Spring 2018Comme des Garcons spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Get Ready to Rumble
Haider Ackermann continued his new look for luxe brand Berluti. This season’s standout shoe? A boxing boot-meets-sneaker that came in an off-white colorway. The show also included pool slides and dress shoes.

Berluti Spring 2018Berluti spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Shoe of the Day at Paris Fashion Week Men’s: Comme des Garcons’ Nike Air 180

Comme des Garcons Spring 2018

With Pigalle Thursday, Les Benjamins today and Off White designer, Virgil Abloh’s being teased left right and center, Nike has hit the ground running with its collabs this season. But Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo’s took some beating at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Our shoe of the day is the Nike Air 180 that starred in her disco extravaganza. Best in show? We’re loving those hot pink and black numbers. Retro kicks are totally on trend and these are as good as it gets.

 

 

Jessica Ennis’ Fairytale Wedding

 

JESSICA ENNIS married her childhood sweetheart Andy Hill this weekend, in an intimate Derbyshire ceremony. The pair said their vows at St Michael and All Angels Church in Hathersage on Saturday, close to where they both grew up.

The Olympic athlete turned to Browns Bride for her dress, walking down the aisle in a romantic ivory Monique Lhuillier gown with an all-encompassing ruffled skirt and floor-length veil, and carried a bouquet of cream and pink roses.

“The dress had a simple, sporty top, with a dropped waist and a tulle ruffle skirt. The top was very flattering to Jessica’s athletic body but remained feminine and romantic at the same time. Jessica was a wonderful bride to dress,” Caroline Burstein, creative director at Browns, told us. “Monique captures what a modern bride is looking for, her dresses are feminine, soft, and romantic but her collection allows each bride individuality to shine through.”

According to reports, the couple invited around 100 guests to the ceremony, who sang hymns Love Divine and To God Be The Glory. The newlyweds emerged from the church to the Beatles classic, All You Need Is Love.

Ennis, 27, met Hill – who is a construction site manager – while attending the King Ecbert School in Sheffield. The pair have been dating for eight years and became engaged on Christmas Eve in 2010. The wedding plans were put on hold while the athlete concentrated on the London 2012 Olympic Games.