How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone

A number of shows at London Fashion Week trialled a system where clothes are made available for sale immediately after appearing on the catwalk. Gigi Hadid modelled the outfits she’d collaborated on with designer Tommy Hilfiger in Camden. The brand is one of five which used the “see now, buy now” model. It’s a big change for high fashion brands. They typically take six months to make collections available to buy but social media’s shifted all that. Image captionBella Hadid also walked the Hilfiger show, which was heavy with American…

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Tea time snack: Try making these yummy, healthy Sooji Dhoklas

I came home (India) after almost 5 months, craving for mom’s cooking and all things nice. The first morning, mom made sprouts salad for breakfast and I almost cringed saying I eat this all the time. I told her – This one week that I am at home is my food binge week and I want no healthy stuff. Well we can’t really take ‘healthy’ out of mother’s cooking. My mom doesn’t like to make the traditional besan dhokla but dad loves it so she came up with sooji dhoklas….

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Craving for Kadhi-Chawal? Try making Tomato Kadhi for a change

One of the most beautiful features of Indian cuisine is how one dish is prepared in multiple ways across states and cultures. India being a melting pot of cultures, together we make a beautiful potpourri, especially when it comes to food and its preparation. Kadhi is one such diversified dish. Every state has its distinct flavour and recipe. The common feature across all preparation, I guess, would be that it has to have a sour base. While in most preparation it is yoghurt based, I recently came across a tomato…

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Goan Vindaloo: Secret Tips to Making the Spicy Vindaloo Masala Paste

Ask any Goan or those who are familiar with Goa and they would tell you that Goa is so much more than gorgeous beaches, vibrant beach shacks, enigmatic pubs and party scenes. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage glory through architecture (tall churches, quaint streets, picturesque buildings), as well as local customs and food. The Portuguese influence is more prominently seen in the local cuisines, one such dish being the Vindaloo. Introduced to the Indian shores by the Portuguese colonists, the Vindaloo curry now…

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Cloud Eggs: A Unique Way of Making Eggs is Going Viral!

Anything that goes viral on the Internet eventually becomes a fad. Will it be the same with cloud eggs? And, is it worth all the hype? It all started when photos of bright yellow yolks resting on a cloud-like fluffy bed of egg whites started trending all over Instagram. These surprisingly beautiful egg clouds gained popularity when people started trying out their own versions. Cloud Eggs: The Taste of Heaven?   The pleasant looking and picture-perfect dish may not be a new concept. It is actually called Eggs in Snow and…

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Jhanvi Kapoor’s latest selfie proves she is a star in the making

Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s elder daughter Jhanvi Kapooris quite the diva on social networking sites, and her pictures create a stir – be it with mommy Sri, daddy Boney or the ‘Coldplay’ frontman Chris Martin. The youngster dropped another glittery selfie where she can be seen sporting a golden dress, posing in front of the mirror, with pink lips and stylish earrings completing her look. Needless to say, she looked absolutely stunning in her latest picture.     What do you guys think of the #glittery #gold #dress ?? ….

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Your Food Is Making You Sick

I was listening to a call-in show on the radio this week and a listener from Colorado bragged about buying flour that was free of growth hormone and GMO’s. At first I laughed, and then I worried. Scientific ignorance is killing us. It allows climate change denialists to stop us from saving our home. It allows quacks and drug companies to sell fake cures. And it blinds us to the real problems in food safety. Which chickens are safer? Free Range? Organic? Hormone-free? GMO-free? Or none of the above?d(AP Photo/Charlie…

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Gadget addiction making children emotionally detached

It’s a generation of emotionally detached children who are growing up addicted to gaming and porn due to changing lifestyle in metros. Doctors point out that as parents reduce engagement with children and number of nuclear families go up, a whole new generation is vulnerable to mental illness. “Most of the mental disorders in adults can be traced to experiences in childhood. Children need to be given love so that they grow up into loving adults,” says Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla, psychiatrist with Masina hospital. “Any severe trauma, physical or sexual…

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Making Mainbocher’: Midcentury Fashion Maestro

icago How did a boy named Main Bocher, born in Chicago in 1890, become the Paris couturier Mainbocher, a name synonymous with the most expensive clothes and the most exclusive clientele in midcentury fashion? How did Main, pronounced with a long A, and Bocher, with a hard C, become the floating “Man-bo-shay,” the quintessence of hushed refinement? In celebration of a native son, whose ashes are buried in France, the Chicago History Museum answers these questions with an exhibition as quietly cut and deftly embellished as one of Mainbocher’s own…

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The Sisters Behind Delikate Rayne Are Making Vegan Fashion Luxurious

Delikate Rayne’s online boutique is full of photos of silky tanks, lace-trimmed shorts, and faux leather mini skirts in colors like blue satin and deep emerald. But for Komie and Meg Vora, the sister duo behind the label, it wasn’t enough that their clothes were luxurious. They also had to be vegan. “All the vegan clothing we saw had less to do with style and was more based on the principle of veganism,” Meg Vora told NBC News. “The options were vanilla — granola, even. You wouldn’t look at the…

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