List of Indian designers for design bridal Lehengas in Delhi

Your wedding ceremony is a lifetime memory, so obviously you want to make it special in every way. While making every moment a special moment, wearing a designer lehenga can be the cherry on the top.

Famous and Lesser Known Designers:

There are many famous Indian fashion designers who design lehengas exclusively for wedding ceremonies. Most of the top designer’s boutiques placed in Delhi, from where you can have lehengas with the newest and latest trends. Only if your budget is over a couple of lacs or more, you can jolly well opt for top designer bridal lehenga. Mostly the price ranges of these designer lehengas start from four to five lacs. There are some designer boutiques where the range starts from two lacs. Apart from leading Indian designer stores in Delhi, there are other designers as well whose designs are nothing less than awesome. There are many lesser known designers who have a single boutique or a small shop in certain market areas, though they don’t have the top designer price tag, but they produce fabulous designs. The budget is also little moderate here. Sometimes you can have the exact replica of its original design, but at a very lower cost from theoriginal one. Nowadays, most brides want their bridal lehenga in a Bollywood style, so small boutiques also produce such lehengas at low cost which actually attracts many customers.

Design Based On Your Requirement:

You can even design your bridal lehenga on your own. There are a numerous shops or boutiques which have their own expert designer who can design your lehenga according to your preference. Based on your body type you can select the silhouettes your lehenga should have. It can be like- Circular/ Flared cuts, Mermaid / Fish-tailed cuts, Paneled cuts, A-line cuts, Sharara cut, Half saree lehenga, etc. You can decide how the flares will flow according to the shape of your body. You can choose the color of lehenga which suits with your skin tone and complexion that is going to make you look more bright and glamorous on your wedding day. You can choose the fabric even whether it should be heavier fabric like Brocade, Silk, Georgette, and Crape, Jacquard, Art Silk, etc. or simple and lighter fabric like Chiffon, Net, and Cotton, etc. You can decide if the embroideries should be gorgeous and overworked or it should be simple and sober. You can go for backless choli to follow the trend; can go for overworkedcholi, you can even go for choli with three-quarter sleeves or lehenga choli with thegorgeous jacket. You can always choose whether your lehenga should look like traditional or trendy and fashionable.

You can go for everything you want, because only you know which things best suit on you and make you look perfect on your special day. Only you need an expert designer who can understand all of your requirements and can design your lehenga according to it.

Banned headphones a World Cup fashion beat

Neymar likes them Brazil-green. England’s Wayne Rooney, white. Luis Suarez, blue.

Banned from the pitch by FIFA for licensing reasons, the bulky Beats headphones are a favorite for many of the world’s top players, making the World Cup a huge unofficial ad for the company acquired by Apple Inc last month.

The colorful high-end headphones created by rapper Dr Dre have become a ubiquitous soccer accessory.

Neymar wore them as he stepped off the bus at the Castelao stadium of Fortaleza for Brazil’s last training season on the eve of their match with Mexico on Tuesday.

Suarez had them wrapped around his neck as he joked with his Uruguay team mates during a break at a recent practice.

But soccer world governing body FIFA’s licensing agreement with rival electronics maker Sony Corp means players have to take them off when they are in World Cup stadiums for official matches and media events.

Marketing experts say that probably only amplifies their appeal.

“When fans see World Cup athletes wearing Beats in their downtime, by choice, it has as much impact as seeing them lace their Adidas (boots) or sip a sponsored beverage,” said strategist Ellen Petry Leanse, a former Apple and Google executive.

“Maybe more, actually â?? Beats isn’t a sponsor, so the message is more authentic and credible.”

Acquired by Apple for $3 bln, Beats Electronics is known for “guerrilla marketing” tactics to bypass licensing barriers.

During the 2012 Olympics in London, for instance, the company sent thousands of free headphones to high profile athletes including the U.S. basketball team and the entire British delegation, outsmarting official sponsor Panasonic.

Officials at Beats were not available for comment on their strategy at the Olympics and this World Cup.

A five-minute film featuring Neymar, Suarez, Germany’s Mario Goetze, Netherlands’ Robin van Persie, Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and other players wearing Beats headphones released days before the World Cup has been seen by 10.6 million people on YouTube.

Its name? “The Game Before the Game”.

Sony this month issued all players participating in the World Cup with a free set of its own headphones they can take to the games.

But so far few players have been spotted with them wrapped around their necks

Why Bicester Village is the fashion insider favourite place to shop

My love affair with the Bicester Village experience began with a blazing row. ‘It’s only 90 minutes from New York,’ the PR assured me in 1994. Three and a half hours later, when the signs to Canada loomed, the awful truth sank in: the driver couldn’t read maps (this was pre-satnavs).

Once the PR’s breathing resumed, he turned such an interesting shade of mottle, I thought he was going to take the driver out. When we finally arrived, slightly shell-shocked all three of us, the sight of all those identical Donna Karan dresses drooping on their wire hangers was so dispiriting that we only stayed 20 minutes.

The Bicester offering has evolved since then. For one thing, you don’t have to schlep to Canada. You can hop on a train at Marylebone in central London and jump out 47 minutes later at Bicester’s very own train station – possibly the first in the Western world to resemble Ralph Lauren’s drawing room. (I know, I’ve been to both.)

For another, on the whole it is emphatically not about piling it high. Or on wire hangers. The best stores at Bicester offer frugal rather than bastardised versions of their flagship shopping experience – and last season’s collections. So while you’re greeted with a white cube rather than the bespoke marble flooring and customised hush of Mount Street at the Bicester Céline branch, you also find impeccably constructed pea coats, navy trousers and Trapeze and Trio bags – at 60 per cent off.

In fact, when the full-price Céline collection is on one of its intermittent trips to Planet Weird, the Bicester branch will, in all likelihood, still have the classics. It also has attentive staff, as it should. Even with 60 per cent off, you’re looking at around £1,000 for one of those pea coats, but they should last a lifetime. All the more reason to make considered rather than rash purchases.

Once you’ve courted Céline’s staff, they will delve into the back room for items that never seem to make it anywhere as obvious as the shop floor, and they will put you on the mailing list. Just like shopping in Mayfair, then.

But sometimes better: because Bicester offers a hands-free shopping service. Leave each purchase bagged up in the shop and at the end of your trip it somehow appears all in one place. For a few extra pounds you can do valet parking (which I strongly recommend not just because it makes you feel like you’re on Rodeo Drive but because to park in the normal Bicester car park is to enter the first circle of hell). There is also a VIP room where you can flop on a sofa and mainline tea or champagne (without, to my knowledge, being remotely VIP).

Then there’s Valentino, where you can sometimes find catwalk samples. Some of them never went into production so potentially you’re buying a one-off evening or wedding dress for under £2,000. If you happen to be in the market for a one- off evening or wedding dress, happy days.

God, I’m sounding like a PR. But there are many fashion journalists and stylists who secretly do all their major shopping at Bicester. Waiting a season to get hold of that dream transformative piece is almost always beneficial, partly because you sometimes realise it’s not your dream piece after all.

Also, seeing items out of their normal glossy context – without the distractions of deep-pile eau-de-Nil carpets or the siren drumbeat of this season’s advertising campaigns – focuses the mind on quality. If it looks good in an outlet, chances are it is good. Among my other favourite Bicester destinations is Chloé: small, intimate and with a smattering of the house’s key pieces.

I don’t bother with the cheaper end. I want investments that are going to last for years. I shop strategically: in around October for coats; in June for special summer staples. MaxMara, which hasn’t mastered the art of presentation (dark, cramped), is a good destination. So is Marni, where the aesthetic never really changes.

Spring/summer 2015 or winter 2014 – it doesn’t really matter, unless you’re looking for This Season’s Key Piece. If you have any style sense, you won’t be. These days the SKP is hopelessly overexposed on social media before it ever makes it into the store.

I like the proximity of everything – it’s one long street – the sense that you’re here to do business, because while it’s under an hour from the capital, it still requires at least half a day’s commitment to retail. I’ve even grown fond of the ersatz New England clapboard store fronts and flagstones. The place is so relentlessly upbeat and inclusive – unlike the flagship stores.

Most of all, I like the lessons it teaches, not only about the often transient nature of desire but the power of refusal (sometimes you may have to leave empty-handed). And let’s face it, I’m hooked on the discount. Unless it’s absolutely unavoidable – one needs a hit of Nowness every so often – I have an aversion to paying full retail price for any clothing.

I blame my first job in fashion writing, which was Elle in the late 1980s. This was the era of the invitation-only sample sale, where fashion editors, socialites and minor celebrities amassed their fabulous wardrobes. Provided you were a sample size, ie could fit into the same garments as the catwalk models, you could snap yourself a rare prized piece for roughly 80 per cent less than it would cost in the shops. Assuming it ever made it there.

Frequently it didn’t, because the retailers were too timid or the designer went bust before the collection went into production. Sample sales were fast, furious and potentially friendship-killing. Play your cards right and you could end up with fabulous collectors’ items. Get distracted by 25 fashion editors fighting over the same bubblegum-pink Chanel jacket and you could sabotage your style with wardrobe blockers.

The secret, as with all bargain-stalking, is to take deep breaths and walk away for a few moments of rational questioning. Where will you wear it? What with? Do you need eight more items to make it work? Through years of experience, I discovered that even the super-wealthy and the famous love a bargain. That if it requires taking apart and reassembling, it’s staying on the rail. That it won’t dye beautifully.

Above all, I began to value non-possession. You can love and appreciate something without having to own it. Didn’t nab that perfect MaxMara camel coat? Think laterally and work around that hole. What sample sales ultimately taught me was to avoid sample sales. The panic-induced indiscriminate buying created more sartorial problems for me than they ever solved.

These days I never go to them. Unlike many of my peers, I don’t shop at online discount stores either. Tempting as the booty looks, these sites seem to me to be more about spotting some buy-it-now-or-lose-it fabulosity than methodical list-making. One day, when I have more time, I’ll patrol them regularly. For now, I prefer my once or twice a season Bicester ritual: make lists, try on, drink tea.