Summer of Valentine…

We love roses, we totally do… And we love fashion too, you know we do! However, not so often do we see a perfect marriage of both but you all get ready for a beautiful surprise as we both doll-up in outfits from the immensely talented designer Nitya Bajaj’s Valentine Collection where the red rose is truly the hero.

The cuts, fabrics, hues and designs truly reflect great modernity and chicness.

For both of us it was love at first sight as far as this collection was concerned as we totally fell for it the very first time we came across the stuff. Whether it was the gowns, dresses, jackets or the crop tops- we have been drooling over them all.

The post is even more special as after a very long time both of us have been captured together and that too in Germany’s cultural center- Berlin. Well, what makes it even more special is that the profound relationship of friendship too epitomizes love and we will always be each other’s Valentine. Hence, we reckon we are great ambassadors for this collection 😉

The wait is finally over, presenting to you Shagun Tomar and Sonali Vij in Label Nitya Bajaj’s Crop Top and Summer Jacket (respectively) from their splendid collection.

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Helipadonheels wishes you all lots of love and smiles!!! Here’s to the love of friendship!!!

Shop the collection @nityabajaj.com

 

 

 

 

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design,deconstruct and develop with Doodlage

Hello beautiful people…Hope this spring is bringing in a breath of freshness even in your wardrobes!!! Well, if not, then this post is sure to get you all excited and charged up for a fashion phenomenon of sorts…

As we do realize that dresses in cool colours and fabrics are the need of the season but we let you doll up this time rather wisely.

We are going to throw some light on the label- Doodlage which offers high street fashion that is both sustainable and exclusive . Their aim is to merge innovative designs with sustainable technique of clothing to make fashion not just chic,but also eco-friendly.They work at re-designing,re-constructing and re-cycling good quality industrial waste.

And for those who like exclusivity as far as their fashion preferences are concerned, there is some great news. They actually do make sure that every product has it’s own identity–in terms of the cut,fabric and color! This also ensures that no two garments are the same. They could be cut from the same pattern but the raw materials would always be different.

Founded in the year 2012, the label is creating quite a buzz for it stands tall on its belief of sustainable and exclusive fashion. Here are few pictures that shall sure get you tempted to shop from Doodlage 🙂  

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Their garments range from INR 2500 to 7500 and are available in all major metros of the country.

P.S.   I am quite kicked to get my hands on my first Doodlage garment…

Photo Credits: Doodlage

Manish Malhotra gearing up for the Lakmé Fashion Week, with a difference…

Hey, our fashion loving peeps… It has been a while seen we last connected, so today despite the odds (of being under the weather and feeling…well lazy)- we are sharing some worthwhile news from the World of Fashion. And best part being, it is about one of our favourite designers from the tinsel town- Manish Malhotra.

The ace designer announced today that he would be taking up a leading role at next month’s Lakmé Fashion Week which launches WEvolve, a global campaign that empowers young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence. This big show featuring The Blue Fashion Runway is a part of Lakmé Fashion Week’s 15 year celebrations.

Manish Malhotra at his collection preview of LFW SR 2015

The global WEvolve campaign focuses on the worldwide problem of gender violence.  Here is a hard fact that very well supports the need of such a campaign. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 35 percent of women worldwide, over one billion women, have or will experience either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against men is both under-researched and under-reported.

Manish Malhotra and his work will be showcased in WEvolve’s Blue Fashion Runway show on March 18th.

He expressed, “It is a pleasure to be involved in the launch of this WEvolve global campaign that addresses gender violence.  Fashion has a comprehensive and universal appeal and can thus be a powerful instrument to raise awareness and promote action. I congratulate WEvolve and Lakmé Fashion Week and am entirely overwhelmed to show my Blue Fashion Runway Collection and contribute to this great cause.”

Manish Malhotra's collection preview for LFW SR 2015 with Saket Dhankar, Head Fashion IMG Reliance and Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation, Lakme

This truly reflects the spirit of fashion for a cause and calls for a salute from us….

Debarun´s Festive Collection at LFW 13

Let´s check out Debarun’s Festive Collection 2013 that brings forth recognizable elements from the classic past and merges them with the present while harping on origins which seem vaguely familiar at every moment.

To interpret this inspiration, Debarun has used a colors palette comprising of beige, ivory, red  and nude tones. The choice of this palette symbolizes the essence of Ba-Dastoor in terms its classical ethos and ethereal fee.  The fabrics are tassar silk, cotton kora, viscouse silk, velvets and matka silk. As for the silhouettes Debarun choose to vary it across classic and neo-classical Indian silhouettes

The collection comprises of sarees, lehengas, layered dresses, churidar suits as these have been and will be reminiscent of any eternal story at every point in time not only today but even after a century.

For the men, Debarun has chosen short jackets teamed with kurtas, band gala’s, long flared coats and sherwani inspired suits to take you back in time and remind you of elements which are eternal.

The collection draws inspiration from motifs which are geometric as well as ornamental. Leveraging on Debarun’s strength at synchronising the structured geometric motifs with the fluency of traditional motifs, the combination highlights the eternal feel of Ba-Dastoor traversing across time from the past and seamlessly merging into the present.

A wide variety of techniques including block prints, over-dying, hand embroidery and applique has been Debarun’s choice for this collection using an aged and matt finish to highlight the influence of the classical while infusing it with the contemporary.

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IBFW Day 2- Meera Muzaffar Ali

Not wasting much time let´s just tell you that Meera Muzaffar Ali´s collection was quite impressive and impact-full. The ramp was beautifully adorned with flowers looking like a royal courtyard of Lucknow. The Kotwara collection was truly what a modern bride would want. The show began with a brigade of pretty models sashaying down the ramp in soft shades of whites, nude and beige. Kundan, pearls and large chunky balis added to the look. 

Some interesting pieces were chiffon blends with velvet and brocades, embellished with zardozi and chikankari. All together it looked like a playground of textures.

The  colour palette that started with nudes and whites grew to brighter hues such as pinks, reds and purples. All that accentuated with use of gota made the show a real treat to the senses and what we loved most was the contemporary and rich use of Lucknow´s chikankari work. Image

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