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>Men’s Turbans Are Now In Action !!!

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TURBAN

Turban is an English word loosely used to refer to several sorts of ‘Headwear’. As you travel region by region you’ll see varied Turban tying styles. Turbans and Pagries are made of various cloths like Silk, Tissue, Cotton, Khaddar, Brocade etc. Many styles are included in the creation of versatile Safa/Turban. Like they are printed, some of them are embroidered with zari, beads and sequins and this artworks makes the Turban/Safa much more attractive. A Turban is variously called Pagri, Pencha, Sela, or Safa, Patka depending upon its size and style. For example: The Pagaris are usually 52 feet long and 9 inches wide while the Safas are shorter and broader, 30 feet long and 4 feet wide. In addition to adding color to a man’s costume, Turbans plays a more significant role. The Turban denotes a man’s hometown, profession, station in life and other personal details. However those who can afford it, wear . Some different designs and colors depending upon the season, occasion and region takes pride in its own distinctive way of tying a turban. For example:

Types Of Turban:

Wedding/Groom’s Turban:
Safa (Rajasthani Turban):
Pagri (Jaipuri Turban):
Patka (Kids Headwear):
Dastar (Loose Turban):

Here are some different designs and colors depending upon the season and occasion, for example:

Lahariya Turbans (from the Sanskrit word Lahara meaning Wave) worn during the rainy season.

The white and red Turbans called Falguniya are worn in the spring.

Pink, red, and green patterns are worn for Festive events.

Dull colors, such as dark blue, maroon, or khaki are worn during somber events.

The dotted Chunri pattern are worn to signify a birth.

Pichranga(five colours) is famous in Jodhpur and mostly used by Rajputs.

Jari turbans are made by the cloth of Jari and Silk , it is generally worn on formal occasions of Marriage along with Sherwani with heavy beautiful embriodery patterns on them.

>Sarees & their beauty

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No matter where in the world you mention the word Saree you will get all the attention of the women. This is so since no other piece of attire will bring out the ideal feminine feel effectively and bring out the sensuality as done by a Saree. Among the different genres of Saree available the popular ones is Kodali karrupur form and art of Sarees that is the most royal form and is surely a mark the luxury and taste. This is the only reason why they were designed for the royal queens of the Maratha rulers of Tanjore.

The process and the technique that goes into designing these Sarees is equally lavish. This South Indian Saree is essentially made by the beautiful amalgamation of silk and cotton and with this pleasant balance the two materials brings out a shimmering effect of the golden zari among the prints of the natural hues.

What is more, the technique and the process of designing and creating a traditional kodali karruvar Saree and complementing blouse are done manually. No intervention of any kind of technology goes into it. In the beginning the fabric is at first woven with zari. For an appeal that is richer brocade is used that is typical of any South Indian Saree. Once the fabric is done, the process of designing starts. The highlight of the Saree is it beautiful gorgeous patterned pallu. The unique feature of the Saree is that the artistic borders are made on both sides of the Saree fabric. The painting, block printing and zari-cotton weaving creates an enchanting amalgamation of designs on the pallu. At the places where the cotton fabric is there block printing is done while in rest of the area, gold zari is kept for the shining.

The use of vegetable dyes is encouraged and weaving of the fabric of the Saree and the blouse is woven by hand in the handloom. The traditional Saree uses motifs that are mostly geometrical patterns and some of the other objects like the leaf, bel, tilakam, etc.

Sometimes a single theme of motif is woven all over the body of this traditional South Indian Saree. Designing the motifs with zari adds to the richness of the Saree.

The designs found in the border and on the pallu are also found on the sleeves of the blouse so as to give an overall smooth blend. However in the due course of time this art of making a Saree is lost. With the advent of power looms and chemical dyes no one cares for the age old hand weave and vegetable dyed Saree. The modern techniques of weaving have led to accessibility of Sarees that are economic, and because of this reason the demand for the authentic traditional Sarees have also fallen.

Recently the state government and the Commissioner of hand loom have taken some serious steps to revitalize the lost art of weaving a Saree in the handloom. An authentic traditional Saree can cost you anywhere from 4500 to 40,000 but when you wear it you will find that it is worth every penny of your money. The vibrant natural hue, the shimmery zari and the perfect combination of natural designs makes these Sarees extra special.

>Beautiful Necklines

>When wearing a sari or kurtha, one of the most important things to keep in mind it the design of the neckline. Here are some tips on what would be the most accentuating neckline for you.

  • Round Necklines: This is a good pick for women with longer necks and narrow shoulders. Ladies with broad shoulders could look heavy in this type of neckline.
  • Square Necklines: Is good to wear if you would like to create the illusion of a bigger bust. It also makes the chest,neck and shoulders appear slimmer.
  • Boat necklines: Is good to wear if you want to bring out the broadness of the shoulders and back. It also brings out the length of the neck.
  • Sweet Heart Neck: Makes the bust area look smaller but more shapely. It also accentuates the neck.
  • V Necklines: Makes the shoulders look narrow, makes the neck look longer and makes the bust area look bigger.

These are the most common necklines used in everyday wear. Now you can pick one that suits your body the best. You can also get creative and make your own styles while keeping these tips in mind.

>Jewellery Fashion Shoot – Aminah Sheikh

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Pakistani Designer Jewellery On Aamina Sheikh. Beautiful Amina Sheikh in fashion shoot for latest jewellery collection designed by Sara Taseer Shoaib. True mark of class can be seen here with these ravishing Designer Jewelry. This collection is named as ‘Gems Encrusted Dreams‘.

The ear rings, bracelets and rings are awesome, studded with colorful gems and stones. Most of them are designed in floral patterns. This collection is really going tu melt your heart by its grace and charm.

>Asian Brides!

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Some of the Brides who really know how to work it are without a doubt our bold Asian Beauties! They could be crying buckets, fighting villans, riding bikes or soaking up in the rain, there is absolutely nothing that could destroy their look!

Hair, Make up, Jewelry are all perfect to the T! As much as girls dream of which bollywood/lollywood diva they are going to look like on their big day, the real truth is that as soon as the director says “cut“, its a completely different scene.

The real secret to being the “Invisible Bride“, is by having an invincible attitude! You too can not only look it, but can also do it all in whatever you are wearing if you believe that there is nothing out there that could stop you now. After all it is your Wedding day! So Ladies, choose your style and “Action“!

>Back It Up Ladies!

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As much as designs, colors, prints, styles and necklines matter on Sarees the one most important feature that many women forget is the BACK. Yes Ma’am! The cut and style of the back line also plays an important role on how the sair will look on the silhouette. The options are endless as there is a wide variety to pick from. From nets to Doories to jewels to art work, there is so much one can do to design a Sexy Back. Here are some suggested styles below:
 

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>Wear Your Make Up, Don’t Let your Make Up Wear YOU!

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One of the most common dilemmas most girls are faced with when dressing up in extravagant indian/pakistani wear is how to apply their make up?! It’s fair to think that it depends on the colors and the mood, but there’s a fine line between looking like a lady and a clown.

Here are some of the main things to think about when doing your make up.

The idea is to create the WOW look, effortlessly. So make sure that your use of concealer and foundation is just enough to blend into the skin’s natural color and not like a whole new layer of skin is put on you. Simply blend, blend, blend away.

Its always a good idea to choose the tone that is in the embroidery. For instance, if the embroidery is more gold you can used gold and copper to highlight the make up, however if its more silver then you can opt for more silver or white tones. Please avoid mixing them up!

If the Sari, Lehenga or Kameez is quite heavy and rich looking, opt for more sutle make up. You can accentuate the eyes and play down the lips or vice versa. However please dont make the make up too dark or too colorful, as it tends to bring down the whole look.

If you do decided to use darker make up, please keep the accessories simple. The whole idea is to figure out, what is it that you want to standout and work with it accordingly.

Please keep in mind that no matter how you do your make up, it has to work with the overall look that you are trying to create. It is easy to get carried away and go over board so please know when to stop.

The whole idea of using make up is to work with your natural features to where you highlight them and create an overall glow. Most ladies tend recreate their face with a burst of colors and that is usually where they go wrong. Enjoy playing with colors and love the face your working with and watch the beauty in the mirror.

>Give Yourself A Perfect Manicure Now ! !

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What is a French manicure?

A French manicure is a style of polishing the nails wherein white paint is applied to the tips of the fingernails, and the rest of the nails are given a pink coat or painted with sheer polish that is colored either pale pink or very light beige. The French manicure is very good for short nails and nails that have a moderate length.

Before you start giving your nails a French manicure, make sure you have followed the general rule for putting on nail polish. You should prep your nails first by removing old nail polish with acetone remover. This will remove any excess oils or soap than can cause peeling once polish is applied. Then give your nails a perfect trim.

Give Yourself a Perfect Manicure In Just 10 Simple Steps:

1. The most flattering nail shape is not long or short or square, it’s “squoval” – not quite square and not quite oval. Get the look yourself by filing nails into a shape that mirrors the curve of your nail base. Square tips can make fingers look chubby. So its better off to make them Squoval.

2. Don’t shake the nail polish bottle, instead roll it between your palms. This mixes the polish without causing air bubbles.

3. One trick for applying nail polish: Hold the brush between the thumb and middle finger while resting your forefinger on the top of the cap.

4. Apply white polish to the exposed tips of your fingernails, and then let them dry. Keep the area that you will paint white thin. If you go too widely on the white paint, your nails will look chunky.

5. Next paint the entire length of your nails with a basecoat (pink polish). Two coats of this polish may be necessary.

6. After the first coat dries for a couple minutes, next put a layer of top coat on your nails. After putting on the top coat, dry your nails and make sure they dry completely.

7. Once your pedicure or manicure is complete, run an orangewood stick dipped in nail polish remover along either side of nail to fix any mistakes.

8. Gotta leave the house before your pedicure is dry? Apply cuticle oil over the polish. This will keep anything from sticking to your polish.

9. If nails are yellowed or stained, apply a drop of lemon or lavender oil onto the nails and then use a buffer to buff off the stains.

10. For an extra spa feeling to your home pedicure, nuke a damp towel in the microwave for a couple minutes, slather your feet/hands in moisturizer and wrap them in the warm towel.

If you want to try out the French manicure but you are afraid to do it yourself, you can always visit a nail salon and have your nails done there. It may be an expense, but it is worth it.

>Dress it up in Women’s Kurti Online !!

>Kurti/Tunics:
Ladies Kurti is one of the the most liked garment not only among gents but also among ladies. Women’s Kurta popularly known as KURTI, its a stylish and gorgeous clothing. They are basically meant for the casual wear purpose. Most of the college girls or the university going girls wears this so that they can look decent, elegant and also beautiful. It is a loose long sleeved shirt, from shoulders to the knees or something nearby it. The size comes in varying lengths. Some kurtis are as long as to knees whereas the length of some of the Kurtis are up to waist only. Tunic can be wore over Jeans, Salwar, Pant, Capri and even a Skirt. Asian Kurtis (Tunic/Tops) are accepted worldwide. The kurtas come with and without collars. The type of collars are as in Sherwani and Achkans. It is generally U-shaped or V-shaped around the neck. The upper front portion is embroidered with threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather or paper.

History:
Kurta is a Persian/Urdu word. It means a collarless shirt. It is a traditional type of dress worn generally by the people of Indian sub-continents. Kurta was used to be one of the main clothing for the natives of Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. People used to wear it on different occasions like any festival or any fair or any family function. Kurta had different looks earlier. It came as sherwani, pathan-dress, golband and many more. Earlier kurta was the dress of gents only. But gradually it became the most sought after clothing for ladies.

Fabric:
The fabric used in Kurtis mainly depend upon the seasons. Summer Kurtis are made of cotton fibers or thin silk threads. These are very light weight and soft. It gives a sexy look and comfort feel. Winter kurtis are made of thicker fabric such as wool or khadi silk, a thick, coarse, hand spun and handwoven mixed with other fibers. Winter Kurtis provide style, fashion along with protection from cold.

The common fabrics used in Ladies Kurti are:
•Cotton
•Silk
•Wool
•Georgette
•Chiffon
•Khadi silk
•Satin
•Crepe

>Saree Shalwar Kameez Giveway December 2009!

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Zeenat Style congratulates Aarti B. from Chandigarh India on winning Zeenat Saree Giveaway sponsored by Zeenat Boutique.

Aarti choose from our Saree December 2009 catalogue a Banarsi Cheffon Booti Sari in Pure Banarsi Chiffon with Golden Thread Work And Orange Silk. This Sari Style is recommended for party wear.

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