Friday, October 28, 2016

Flaunted the retro style

Leading Bollywood ladies have time and again flaunted the retro style with panache. Maybe it will remind you when you were a teenager, or how your mother used to dress, and maybe you will think women in those days were just as beautiful as today or even more?

As the 1960-90s fashion, which we all know as the ‘Retro’ fashion is back in vogue, Ms. Sonal Abrol, COO, Saiesta, India’s premier e-tail studio for women, brings to you some unique and stylish ideas to flaunt the #RetroSwag.

Actress Ileana D’cruz nailed the retro fashion in Rustom. Flaunting the pastel shades, with influence of Audrey Hepburn look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s one can be inspired from Ileana D’cruz look, pick up the midi-dresses in pastel colors or pair an elaborately designed saree with a sleeveless or 3-4th sleeves length blouse to make an elegant fashion statement. You can complete your look with the retro sunglasses that have always been statement pieces.

Moving to the most elegant and stylish Bollywood diva, Aishwarya Rai flaunted some of the very popular designs from the good old days, like the polka dots dresses and sarees in vibrant colors. To rock this look, you can select a polka dots top in various patterns – small animal based print with a broad neckline, in any combination and pair it with skinny jeans or bell bottoms, with a bandana and long earrings.

The mood to go for the classic combination

Flaunt a tunic with ever green polka dots or crop tops paired with jeggings or boot denims. Ace the winged eyeliner look and team it up with stilettos or wedges and carry that bold colored sling bag or clutch, to stand out of the crowd.

As the festival season is around the corner, you can flaunt the chikankari styled kurti or saree in serene white or light shades of yellow, pink, blue or purple. Pair your kurta with hand embroidered palazzo or pants or even boho hippie salwar to give yourself a simple and on-the-go look. You can wear a saree with broad borders with polka dots and a sleeveless blouse, and complete your look with a pearl necklace and earrings. These days, chikankari dresses are in, so you can select a plain dress with intricate chikankari work and complete your look with a broad belt around the waist. To give yourself a disco look, team this up with a junk metal necklace and similar earrings.

If you are in the mood to go for the classic combination, you can take a cue for yesteryear superstar Zeenat Aman, who gracefully flaunted this look in ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, which became a style statement in the late 70’s and continues to be held in high regard even today. To replicate this look, pick any vibrant colored t-shirt and pair it up with flared high waist pants. You can even pair an ethnic short jacket with mirror or phulkari work with a plain dress in bright color and accessories to add to the “oomph factor”.

Starlet Hema Malini is still famous for her fashion sense, but back in the days, her lovely chiffon sarees were quite the rage. Pair a plain chiffon saree with a net-sleeves blouse and tie your hair in a bun for a simple yet elegant look. To give an interesting twist to this look, you can even opt for an embellished blouse in a contrasting color with your saree and stand out from the crowd.

Glamorous boutique

As far as stores go, it doesn't get much swankier than Cartier's massive mansion on New York's Fifth Avenue. And after a two-and-a-half-year renovation, the retail world's most glamorous boutique is now quite literally bigger and better than it was before.
Cartier acquired the mansion in 1917 from Maisie and Morton Plant, the incredibly wealthy couple who owned it. (Morton's dad Henry was a big railroad guy.) Maisie took a liking to a Cartier pearl necklace that was worth around $1 million—this was before cultured pearls were available—and convinced her husband to trade it for the six-story home, which was only worth $925,000 at the time. It's been Cartier's American flagship ever since.
But after close to 100 years in the space, the people who run the brand decided it was time for some upgrades. It employed architect Thierry Despont for the task of renovating the space inside and out. The exterior remodel included moving the Fifth Avenue entrance slightly to align with the center of the building. Inside, nearly every space has been reconsidered. The building's boutique space once only took up two floors and 8,600 square feet of the building. It now occupies just over 44,000 square feet across four floors.
The new selling salons are appointed with an array of seriously luxurious antiques and illuminated by 30 new chandeliers, many replicas of the mansion's originals. Many of the rooms are named after Cartier's most famous clients: there's a Princess Grace Salon named for Grace Kelly, and another named for Elizabeth Taylor. If you're in the market for dude stuff, like the brand's new men's watch Drive de Cartier, you should visit the third floor: men's timepieces are showcased in three salons there. The one below is named for the legendary actor Gary Cooper, but there are also salons for Artist Andy Warhol and Santos Dumont, the Brazilian aviator who inspired Louis Cartier to create the world's first wristwatch in 1904.