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The Expat Life Episode 3

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Episode 3 of The Expat Life show. Share this: Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) [Read more]

The Expat Life Episode 2

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Here is the second episode of Expat Life. Share this: Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) [Read more]

The Expat Life Episode 1

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Expat Life is a short TV series that was broadcast in Singapore a couple of months ago. I appeared in many of its episodes, with my take on fashion and fabrics. I will post them on this Style Trend Setters blog for you. Share this: Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) [Read more]

Tanya at Lakme Fashion Week 2015

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Tanya does Singapore proud! Our own Singapore girl, Tanya Graham, walks the runway for Lakme Fashion week. Her mixed background of Scottish and Indian decent adds to her allure and exotic looks. Tanya lived and studied in Singapore before perusing a career in modeling in Mumbai. She debuted on the runway at Stylemart’s 2014 Sept Goddess Collection, and in just a few months has made a mark for herself in Mumbai India. Way to go Tanya! She was featured in numerous editorials on Elle and Vogue. Lakme Fashion Week 2015 marks another iconic moment, as she walked the Main Stage for...[Read more]

Finale – Lakme Fashion Week 2015

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The Grand Finale of Lakme Fashion Week 2015 was an ABSOLUTE success story that needs to be shared. The venue for the Grand Finale was carefully chosen to be the Bhau Daji Lad Museum and everything was planned, set and rehearsed for the 9:30 show. At 4:30pm (5 hrs before showtime) I got an SMS message from the organizers that the venue has been moved to the Palladium Hotel due to unforeseen circumstances. I heard that someone important had apparently objected to the use of that premises for a fashion show. I could hardly believe this… and more than anything, I was amazed at how...[Read more]

Lakme Fashion Week 2015

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I am at Lakme Fashion Week 2015, and here is my take on day 4. It was an exciting day of back-to-back fashion shows with celebrity stars like Jacqueline Fernandez and Karishma Kappoor stealing the show as guests to the event. On the fashion front, prints are back in a big way this season. The Sabyasachi collection of print on print highlighted with sequencing is one example of this trend. The floral motif on the print and mirror work is another big trend. My favorite collection of Day 4 of the event on the Jabong Stage was designer Sonu Dharnidharka for her Rriso line. Using a soft...[Read more]

The Saree — What Makes it So Special?

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India is indeed the world’s repository of art and culture, so there is no dearth of exquisite sarees that any collector would love to own. A saree is not just a piece of garment; it is a work of art. It is a little piece of that timeless culture, and the traditional artistry that gave us the Taj Mahal. I know fashion enthusiasts as well as art connoisseurs that takes pride in collecting these exquisite pieces of art from Stylemart. My favourite saree till date is still the Keralite Kasevu and I made all my friends wear it to the temple in Bali on my birthday. The authentic versions of...[Read more]

Kasavu for Onam

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Kasavu saree is the ivory-colored, hand-spun cotton saree with gold Zari border, especially popular in Kerala. Event though I own a store full of sarees from all over India in every possible shade and fabric, the Kasavu is still my top favorite. I absolutely love the natural white pure cotton handlooms. I have over twenty Kasavu sarees and two-piece sets, all with different border widths in gold and silver etc. Many get the Bengali handlooms mixed up with the Keralite Kasavu. They may look quite similar but as someone who loves and wears Kasavus for the last 26 years, I can tell them apart...[Read more]

Fusion Dressing Style

Fusion Dressing Style

Singapore is a true cosmopolitan city with people from all over the globe. The best part about Singapore is the collage of cultures here — predominantly Chinese, Malay and Indian, with a smattering of Eurasians. It influence the way we think, and live. You will see it in our languages, our attitudes, the foods we eat, and of course, the clothes we wear. I draw inspiration from this multi-cultural, multi-ethnic city-state of mine. My designs are a natural expression of this cultural melange. The fusion dressing that I specialize in at Stylemart is my signature style. Women out there,...[Read more]

Lakme Fashion Week – Day 5

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Day 5 of Lakme Fashion Week was definitely a star-studded event. It started with Vikram Phadnis, who showcased his collection of lengha cholis, sarees and anarkalis. Although not quite out of the ordinary when taken individually, the pieces were a real treat to the eyes when shown as a collection. It had a striking color palette that was deep and bright. Walking the ramp for Vikram Phandis were Bollywood’s hottest sweethearts, Bipasa Basu and Dia Mirza, all dolled up in Desi style. The items shown on the runway were also practical, which I liked. I guess many Indian designers have...[Read more]

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