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The effervescent fashion icon of Bollywood

Submitted by blueandred on Fri, 12/25/2015 - 18:39

The 74-year-old actress passed away today at her residence in suburban Santa Cruz after brief illness. She is survived by a foster daughter.

Her prime career spanned over a decade-and-a-half but Sadhana worked with almost all the greats of the Hindi film industry of the time including Dev Anand, Joy Mukherjee, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Manoj Kumar.

Her memorable roles include those in "Love in Simla", "Hum Dono", " Asli Naqli", "Arzoo", "Mere Mehboob", "Waqt" and "Woh Kaun Thi."

Rohit Bal to close Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2016

Submitted by blueandred on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:12

Rohit Bal will bring the curtain down on the Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2016 (LFW) as the grand finale designer of the event, to be held from March 30 to April 3 here next year.

The fashion gala will be held at hotel St. Regis.

After presenting a finale show for Lakme Fashion Week last in 2012, Bal is back for his second innings as grand finale designer at the forthcoming edition, said a statement.

Zaner-Ehlers wedding

Submitted by blueandred on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:55

Danielle Zaner and Brandon Ehlers were married at noon Aug. 29 in a garden wedding at the Simpson House in Kansas City.

The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Teresa Zaner, of Kansas City. The groom is the son of Darrel and Marlene Ehlers, of Cole Camp.

The Rev. Joel Kurtz performed the ceremony.

Sara Mason was the maid of honor. Reese Swopes, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.

Shawn Waskiewicz was the best man. Caden Bichsel, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.

When Tan Goes Bad

Submitted by blueandred on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:47

Jennifer Butler is salon co-owner at Vanity Rooms and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable tanners in the business. Here are her ten things to remember so you never risk a dodgy tan job.

(1) Always have a patch test at least 24 hours prior to having a new tan you’ve never tried before. Don’t leave it until the day of your big event or holiday to find out a particular tan doesn’t suit!

Seeking Chinese insight on sustainable fashion

Submitted by blueandred on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 21:12

Ms Whitty, from Massey’s College of Creative Arts, is there with 12 design students visiting Xi’an Polytechnic University, one of China’s most highly rated fashion universities, as well as China’s top ranked Tsinghua University to see students’ approach to sustainable fashion.

“As the factory of the world, as the world’s largest producer, every change in China has ramifications for the world,” Ms Whitty says.

Art to keep our culture

Submitted by blueandred on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 21:01

INSPIRED by a plethora of cultures and traditions across Fiji and the Pacific, fashion designer Robert Kennedy has built a solid foundation with exotic clothing line.

Having established a solid footing within the Fijian fashion industry, Kennedy is now hoping to soar to even greater heights in the coming years.

One of the most exciting phases of his journey so far has been the opening of his own boutique at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, something which has been a cause of excitement for fashion enthusiasts in the country.

What drag taught me about identity

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:15

As someone who has never been one to conform to behavioural or gendered expectations, identity is something that, thematically, has always been very important to me. Even as a young child one of my favourite pastimes was to neatly organise my toy trains on the basis of some imagined, yet seemingly sophisticated hierarchical system. Today, few things are as captivating to me as the spheres of classy couture and cutting-edge cosmetics, yet, for this week’s confessional of sorts, I have decided to focus my attentions on to something a little more candid.


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