Holi, one of the most joyful festivals for Hindus, affirms spiritual harmony within families and communities. It helps revitalize relationships and strengthens emotional bonds between children and parents. Faced with several socio-economic challenges, street children are a vulnerable group in society and require special care and protection. With an aim to add colors of fun and shades of joy to their lives, Power FM, Berger paints India Ltd and Emami Chisel Art came together to celebrate the vibrant festival of Holi with active participation of children from The Hope Foundation at South City Mall. The theme of the event was “Colors Unite”. Eminent painter Wasim Kapoor, Mr. Avijit Dutta, Chief Manager, Berger Paints India Ltd and fashion designer Agnimitra Paul were present at this event.
The activity at the event involved the less privileged children painting the canvas with vibrant colors. The colors were the hand prints of the little children from the HOPE Foundation, as the children are the future of the country. Wasim Kapoor encouraged the children and along with Agnimitra Paul offered guidance to them and give a proper meaning to the canvas in the form of a signature artwork. He added colorful touches to the canvas with his master strokes. The piece of this special Wasim Kapoor art will be kept at the Emami Chisel Art.
Speaking on the occasion Wasim Kapoor said “Holi is one of the most joyous occasions and I am delighted to see these children participating in this celebration. I am grateful to be a part of this initiative and this small gesture will make a bit of difference to the lives of the little ones”.
An amount of 4,00,000 rupees was donated to the kids of Hope Foundation. The children were also gifted specially designed hampers. Thus Holi was made special for the children of Hope Foundation and this noble initiative was a huge success.
“I want to get married again” said Bollywood actress Barkha Bisht Sengupta at the launch of eminent designer Chandri Mukherjee’s most awaited Indian Traditional Bridal Collection 2014 at her store. Apart from Barkha, Jessica Gomes and many top models from the city displayed the clothes from this bridal collection of the designer.
“I like to give a Western touch to the ethnic dresses that I design. When I am designing a lehenga in antique designs, I will team it up with a corset so that I can be giving it an Indo-Western look. This will appeal to the new modern brides. The materials used are micro velvet and shimmer georgette. This will give the brides a slimmer look. The materials are light and this will enable them to move easily” said the pretty designer Chandri Mukherjee. Gold, Rani pink, red and orange are the colors used by the designer for the collection. Antique gold work is the other special feature of this bridal collection. She is also the official costume designer of Rituparna Sengupta for her upcoming Bollywoof film Extraordi-Nari.
In a gold embroidered maroon lehenga sari, Barkha looked pretty and sexy. “I love saris. Seldom will you find me in salwar kameez or kurtis. Whenever I get the chance I wear one. Indraneil being a man has great taste in saris. This actually amazes me. He gifts me saris every now and then. Most of my saris are picked by him” said Barkha Bisht Sengupta. The actress who did not have the time to see Chandri’s collection however planned to go through the collection and buy a few saris for herself.
The price range of this collection starts at around fifteen thousand rupees and goes up to sixty or seventy thousand rupees. The designer also makes customized dresses for the customers on their demand. A sale will be held at the end of March too.
While many women may be going crazy about anorexic figures, curves are in and how… Celebrating the feeling of womanhood and also the return of curvaceous body, designer Devipiya Guha takes the pleasure of introducing the city’s only plus sized brand X n Y Chromosome. Women from different professions like teachers, lawyers, singers and even students took part in this fashion show. The show stopper for the fashion event was renowned singer Jojo.
The designer Devipriya Guha’s stylish fashion show “More curves to love” showcased gowns, tops, designer gowns and dresses for the plus sized women. “This dress line is to encourage women to embrace themselves just the way they are. They must not feel shy due to their body weight. Hence we have selected those women who are proud of their bodies and celebrate the feeling of being big and classy. I have not yet planned to go in the men’s line as of now but I will do so in future” said Designer Devipriya Guha.
The ladies despite their plus sized bodies walked the ramp with great confidence and style. The current line showcases dresses and gowns that can be worn with the winter jackets. Stitched in georgette and silk, the dresses have a chic yet hi-street look to them.
Jojo who was the showstopper of the show said “I never thought that I will become a show stopper. I give due credit to Devipriya for introducing this line as the plus sized women often do not get stylish clothes. They have to dress less stylishly. This will be a great opportunity for them to look their best and stroll about in style”.
Hence this new clothing line is a great way to dress for the plus sized women in the city.