Ultimate maharaja style experience

Rajasthani food is a perfect blend of traditional Indian culture, nutritious food and rich spices for the taste buds. Khandani Rajdhani in Park Street offers the wholesome dining experience of Rajasthan to the food crazy city of Kolkata. “The restaurant has a traditional and cultural ambiance. It emits a family like vibe that is why it’s called Khandani,” said Soumali Chakraborty, marketing manager, Rajdhani Thali. The large steel platter laid out beautifully attracts people from all communities for the ultimate maharaja style experience. The guests are welcomed with Aarti and a…

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Royal Ascot 2017 fashion: from edible hats to equestrian embellishment, we chart the weird, wonderful and wackiest style from this year’s races

With the British summer now in full swing, today it fell to Royal Ascot to kick off its festivities. Opening this morning with an expected 300,000 attendees expected over the 5-day event, all eyes are on the Berkshire racecourse for a whole host of different reasons. But while a number of people will be keeping up to date with the odds and the races, many more of us annually find our attention drawn to Ascot’s sartorial highlights. Famed for its ability to welcome some of the most extravagant head wear,…

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This Fashion Editor Will Help You Shop Like a Style Insider

When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school. To this day, the jacket…

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Michelle Obama’s fashion legacy and the style tips we’ve learned from her over the past eight years

Michelle Obama isn’t the only first lady since Jackie O to use fashion to define her public persona. But she’s indisputably the master and showed her class as she left the White House in an understated Jason Wu dress which left new First Lady Melania Trump to take centre stage – even if that Tiffany gift left her a little flustered. Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton all knew the importance of style when it came to establishing substance. Nancy used her signature ‘Reagan Red’ to show her patriotism,…

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Pat Gibson consults on style, color and image: Fashion Flash

Pat Gibson, 51, Strongsville Image consultant for her company called The Artistry of You and markets a cosmetic and skincare line called Artistry. Tell us about your company. I started The Artistry of You about five and a half years. I’ve been doing image consulting for about 20 years. I was looking through the newspaper when my son was about 3, he’s now 26, and I was frustrated with my full-time sales job and the fact that I left my son everyday. I had a dream that I owned my…

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Fashion seasons are fleeting on the style merry-go-round

The world of high fashion used to be simple: houses would hold runway shows twice a year in Paris, Milan, London or New York, and the clothes would arrive in stores four or five months later. But in 2016 a seismic shift took place – and the implications for Australians are significant. Driven by ever-growing demand from Asia, the advance of “fast fashion” retailers such as Zara and the inexorable rise of social media, some of the industry’s most esteemed houses have disavowed the traditional spring/summer and autumn/winter groupings and decided…

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‘Porno style’: the new fashion look luring young girls

Girls as young as nine are aspiring to appear like Kim Kardashian, according to a leading fashion academic, who defines the emergence of a new celebrity fashion look as “trashy glamour” and “porno style”. In Wellington this week for an international fashion conference hosted by Massey University, Pamela Church Gibson, of the London College of Fashion, is “deeply disturbed” at what she sees as a growing fashion trend. Church Gibson says the celebrity image is becoming the new beauty ideal. Dimitrios Kambouris Models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30,…

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Montreal fashion festival celebrates the new democratization of style

A sea change is taking place on some of the world’s fashion catwalks. Instead of models draped in designs that hover on the edge of impossible to wear, they are now strutting the stuff that real people can actually afford and use. A great place to enjoy the new democratization of style is Montreal’s Mode et Designfestival. The action takes place downtown at the aptly named Festival Plaza in August. It’s accessible, it’s outdoors and most of all it is free. On the main runway, think black and white with…

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Show’s over for veteran fashion elite as style insurgents seize front row

This was meant to be Vogue’s year. The British version of the magazine turned 100, resulting in, among other celebratory goings-on, an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, telling the story of one of the world’s most influential magazines. But a turn of events, and the social media reaction, threw a stiletto at the brand’s well-manicured public appearance and demonstrated very publicly an insurgency that is under way next to the catwalk. During a round-table discussion about Milan fashion week, editors on Vogue’s American…

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Why There’s More to the Street Style Story at Fashion Week

I fell in love with street style when women like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Christine Centenera made it exciting. You never knew what these fashion editors would wear to the shows — artful lessons in layering and draping, bustiers worn boldly over t-shirts, tulle poking out from underneath an army green pencil skirt. In 2008, these women didn’t have Instagram or blogs. You had to wait till they were photographed at Fashion Week. Maybe they were dressing for an audience, but I always felt as if they were dressing for…

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