From bondage to flower power, 5 crazy fashion trends at Coachella

Coachella is one of the world’s premier music festivals and is synonymous with A-list performers as well as fashion. While designers have heavily marketed their brands to Coachella, fans who draw the most notice often do so by embracing their own sartorial flair, driven by a sense of innovation. TJ Sonnier and Tiana Tuttle at … Read more From bondage to flower power, 5 crazy fashion trends at Coachella

This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs … Read more This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

The power of the skilled craftsmen is inherent in every hand-crafted and hand-woven beauty one gets to witness. From lush brocade silks that have an innate royal feel, to luminous, featherweight chanderi cottons — finely-crafted handloom pieces will always win the creative battle over all things machine made. But, while one loves to invest in … Read more A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

6 hair and skincare tips to be summer ready

With summer comes melting make-up, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky hair. Hence, it is important to give proper care to your skin and hair. Sushma Khan, National Creative Director-Makeup, Lakmé Salon, and TIGI Educator Audrey D’Souza list tips to make your make-up last long: For make-up * Go light: In summer, less is more should be your … Read more 6 hair and skincare tips to be summer ready