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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bollywood Fashion


Fashion is one of  the things that I just can't last a day without. I feel quite uncomfortable whenever I don't get to dress up. That's one of the reasons why I hate PE. I don't like wearing shirt and jogging pants. I go all the rage when it comes to fashion. I love New York fashion, Korean Fashion, Philippine Fashion, Vintage Fashion and whatnot. The catch is that I don't have all kinds of outfit to support my sense of style. I don't have a wardrobe empire, but hey, that's not what fashion is all about right? Fashion minus style is nothing. As someone says it, someone with style doesn't need fashion. But of course, who would say no to a good number of fashion finds? I still don't have that much possessions yet, but I believe I'll get there someday. God willing! I'll be a good girl from here on out, I promise. Giggles!

Thoughts about Bollywood Fashion has been clouding my right side of the brain lately. According to Aparna Chandra, Bollywood is definitely one of the largest fashion guider as a vast majority of public is influenced by Bollywood trends such as clothes, jewelry and so forth. I totally have a special liking towards Bollywood Fashion. My fetish for it began last year when I bought an Indian-inspired skirt from a vintage shop. I wore it once in one of my outfit posts before. I still don't want to wear it again, because it's one of my special pieces in my very limited closet. Just in case you want to take a look at my Bollywood get up, here it is.

Original Post: Going Bollywood on a Wednesday

Ehow Style teaches us girls on how to dress up like a Bollywood star. The things we need are:

  • Jeans
  • Button-down shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Gel
  • Sari blouse
  • Sari petticoat
  • Sari
  • Bangles
  • Earrings
  • Anklet
  • Bindi forehead jewel
  • Sandals


These are the helpful tips I've gathered from them. I'm not in the mood to paraphrase now, so let me just quote what eHow said.

  • Prepare to show some skin - Wear a cropped, fitted, belly exposing top with a low neckline that displays your décolletage in it's best light. As always, a push-up bra is a great idea. Pair the top with a long, ankle-length flowy skirt made out of silk or a material with some kind of brocade on it and you're good to go.
  • Wear bright colors and jewel tones - Bollywood is all about vibrant, beautiful colors that stand out. Bollywood outfits are not only colorful, they also frequently combine primary colors like red and green, along with a metallic accent of gold, silver or bronze.
  • Display your hair - If you have long straight hair, you're good to go as is. Give yourself a hot oil hair treatment the night before, wash your hair the day of the party, blow your hair out and you're good to go. If you have short hair, consider a hair accessories that will let you create a mini up-do and then do focus your attention on your make-up and accessories
  • Highlight your eyes and wear a bindi - Use black eye-liner along your top as well as bottom lid and smudge with dark shadow to blend. Don't forget black mascara to lengthen your lashes and make your eyes the focus of attention. 
  • Bring out the bling - Bring out your chunkiest and most glamorous costume jewelry because a Bollywood party is the place to wear it. Jewelry is key in Bollywood so pile on the necklaces, bangles and earrings - you can't go overboard.

Read more here.

Here are some Bollywood-inspired items that I stumbled upon the web. I drool over them so much!





Don't you just love these Bollywood must-haves?

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19 comments:

The Cat Hag said...

I love the sari, I find it a very sensual and feminine type of dressing.

I believe during my younger years, I wore a sari on Racial Harmony Days. ;)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Mikimoto Angel said...

I also want to wear a sari. I think it's one of the most romantic and feminine garments ever. :-)

Shang J. said...

Great one. You really look Indian. =D

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Lovely selection! x hivenn

Harija said...

Neat post... and love all the items!

Also, thankyou for this post (for a debut for Indian fashion)

Thanks for your lovely comments, for the recent blog award and for adding me to your blog roll - it means the world to me!
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Kristen said...

i don't know much about bollywood, but i do love all the color in those outfits!

also, thanks for the award!

Edelweiss&Enzian said...

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Sunny & Star said...

I love Bollywood inspired fashion. It is so pretty. I love all of the colors and details.

Bad Joan said...

Love all of the looks you've created!

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La Mode En Rose said...

oh i love those louboutin shoes!



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ice2kill said...

I also think that bollywood fashion is very nice. The sari is a very wonderful indian cloth, i can see lots of Muslim weddings nowadays that used sari as cloth for the bride's gown.

Red Reidinghood said...

Lovely post! Love Bollywood fashion!

Thank you for your lovely comment, dear!

Loves,
Rowan

www.redreidinghood.blogspot.com

tim said...

Cool one from you!

Fashion and Number said...

I feel like I am ready to show some skin. :P does it mean it's the perfect time to get into this bollywood theme? hehe.

Hope you have a great weekend.

xoxo,
www.fashionandnumber.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Really cool post! I love Bollywood fashion as well! all the woman are so pretty :) You look great too, really cool skirt!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

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