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Former Shepparton resident Merinda Dryden is set to make history at São Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.

Ms Dryden, 19, will be the first Australian Aboriginal woman to walk the runway at the fashion show and she is beyond thrilled.

São Paulo Fashion Week is held semi-annually and is considered the fifth biggest fashion week behind New York, London, Paris and Milan.

‘‘It’s amazing; it’s a big achievement and a big statement to represent my community in Shepparton and Victoria as a whole,’’ she said.

Ms Dryden lived in Shepparton up until two years ago but still considers it her home and visits often.

‘‘Most of my family are there and I always go back to country, where I’m from, to connect with family,’’ she said.

Since leaving Shepparton, Ms Dryden has continued to be very active in her community and holds the title of Ms NAIDOC 2016.

As a student at Fitzroy High School in Melbourne she played a key role in helping other students learn about Aboriginal culture through different classes she created.

Since finishing school she has attended the National Indigenous Youth Parliament in Canberra and has been invited to attend the World Indigenous Education Conference in Canada next month.

As Ms NAIDOC she has spoken at many schools, universities and indigenous agencies and said the role had opened up many opportunities for her as well as given her a platform to speak about indigenous issues.

For Ms Dryden it is important to understand and share her culture with others.

‘‘Cultural connection offers a place of healing,’’ she said.

‘‘Culture is what makes us complete, without it we have nothing.’’

It is partly because of this — and her love of fashion — that she is excited to be modelling designer Vanessa Moe’s clothing on the Brazilian runway.

‘‘They will be modern garments with Aboriginal designs,’’ she said.

‘‘The amazing thing about (the fashion show) is they’re getting Aboriginal Australian culture and combining it with indigenous Brazilian culture.’’Read more at:bridesmaid dress | formal evening dresses

Deleted user Jun 26, 10:49PM · Tags: fashion

Attempts to control indoor temperatures began in ancient Rome, where Seneca, the stoic philosopher, mocked the “skinny youths” who ate snow to keep cool rather than simply bearing the heat like a real Roman ought to.

A more practical invention were hand fans, used throughout history to stay cool through the dog days of summer. They were also used to quicken the burning of a fire or to keep bothersome insects at bay, as protection from the rain, as a tray for offering or receiving refreshments, for salutations, signals, to punctuate sentences, and to hide bad teeth.

The cockade fan — broad overlapping sticks or pleated paper that can be spread into a full circle when open — dates back to medieval times. However, the earliest folding fan probably originated in Japan. It was adopted in China between 900 and 960, and brought to Europe via Portugal during the 15th century.

A vintage painting of a lady and a popular fan of the era.

During the 16th century, it found its way to France with the Italian perfumers, who went there in the train of Catherine de Medicis. Painted Italian fans were prized, not only as decorative items, but also practical. If conversation lagged, one could always talk about the image on the fan. Sophisticated Italian women began using fans as fashion statements, the fashion spreading throughout Europe, where the styles and contraction of fans changed to complement the ever-changing fashions. During the first half of the century the number of the blades in the fan varied from four to 18, increasing to 26 by the last third of the century. All the finest skins, known as “chicken-skins,” (although the skin was actually treated kid’s skin) were brought from Italy to France. Painted sticks were also much in favor for Italian fans.

By the late 18th century, hand fans represented the most exquisite objects d’art and were the perfect gift for the lady of good taste. Fans became popular during the elaborate masquerade balls held across Europe during that century. A lady’s fan soon became part of a ritual of flirtation and “fan languages” evolved as a way to cope with restricted social etiquette. The rules were memorized and practiced by young suitors as well as the ladies they wooed. For instance, holding a fan in the left hand meant “desired acquaintance,” while twirling the fan in the left hand signified “I wish to be rid of you.” Resting a fan on the right check meant “yes” and on the left “no.”

The fan’s popularity led to experimentation in its production and merchandising. Fans often contained concealed mirrors, toiletries, amusing articulated scenes, and even weapons. They became the ideal vehicles for advertising — a farmer could learn the benefits of threshing machines. Americans could keep pace with events of the French Revolution by reading the songs and slogans printed on fans. In 1898, American voters kept track of the date with a McKinley fan/calendar.

During the height of the Victorian era, the fan was an indispensable fashion accessory, valued far beyond its use as a way to create cool breezes.

Due to the Victorians’ delight in variety, profusion and eclectic ornamentation, blades thickened partly to support the weight of elaborate textiles and embroidery. Fans also grew in size. By the 1880s, they were often 16 inches long.

Any fabric or material that could be used in a fan was, from exquisite lace to rubber. Painted fans were in vogue, and period fans were copied and imitated, some so well that, like one fan in the Smithsonian collection, they have been mistaken for authentic 18th-century work. The Victorian passion for feathers decimated the world’s bird populations, as fan makers stole plumage from the exotic peacock and the humble turkey. Beautiful ostrich feather fans came into fashion in the 1889s.

As with any collectible, condition is of prime importance, with mint condition fans with their original boxes being rare and of great interest to serious collectors. The exception to the condition rule is the fan depicting historical events – battles, coronations, birthdays or marriages of nobility or a world leader, etc. These fans hold their value despite some minor flaws or tears. The sticks and blades are also an important factor in determining value. Those of ivory and mother-of-pearl are the most valuable, as are French fans with highly decorated sticks or fans made by premier makers, like Duvellory. American 19th to 20th century advertising fans with great graphics are also highly sought by collectors.

An ornate antique fan.

Mass produced late Victorian fans are typically found on the market. Often given as a memento of a dance or supper party, these were often autographed by the friends and escort of the owner. A “freebie” of its time, this kind of fan can fetch from $25 to $80 today.

Oriental fans depicting court scenes, with appliquéd silk and small ivory ovals painted with faces are collectible. These can sell for $140, up to $5,000, depending on how many ivory oval faces they hold.

Until the advent of electrical fans, Americans dealt with the hot weather as many still do around the world: They sweated and fanned themselves with their trusty hand fans.Read more at:www.marieaustralia.com/red-carpet-celebrity-dresses | http://www.marieaustralia.com/plus-size-formal-wear

Deleted user Jun 24, 01:17AM · Tags: fashion
Ivan Gunawan

Indonesian designers have their own way of establishing the country as a barometer for modest fashion in the world by introducing the rich fashion cultures of the archipelago and blending them with Islamic fashion.

Itang Yunasz, a designer with over 35 years in the business, uses the digital print patterns of Flores woven fabric from East Nusa Tenggara for a collection prepared for the Ramadhan and Idul Fitri holiday season this year.

The region of Flores, which means “flower” in Portuguese — the language used by locals in the area, is known for its intricate patterns of animals and plants that appear in Itang’s 20 bohemian-ethnic designs of loose wardrobe, or gamis, blouses, tunics and pants in natural palettes of blue, brown and red.

The choice of material such as chiffon, crepe, linen and sateen does not make the designs appear flashy as required for modest wear. The silhouettes give the wearer the comfort to appear in any occasion during the day and night.

First shown during the Jakarta Food and Fashion Festival (JFFF) 2017 last April, Itang encourages modest fashion lovers to be daring in mix-and-match layers, colors and motifs for a stylish look.

Ivan Gunawan also creates room for his customers to add their own personality into their sartorial choices for the season. His debut collection of Islamic fashion, also released at the JFFF under his latest ready-to-wear line Manjha Hijab Ivan Gunawan, showcases the never-ending possibilities of mix-and-match.

Titled “Romantic Hijab Culture”, the show boasted Ivan’s ability to blend in different materials and patterns in one look as well as contrast silhouettes without overdoing it.

He matched a loose crop jacket with palazzo pants or kimono-style cloak with layered skirts. A tail gown goes well with the lace cape, while the stiff jacquard material is paired with lace material with geometrical patterns and Ivan’s own design of a fern pattern.

“The collection is actually high fashion designs made ready-to-wear. Therefore, each wear is made to be lavishly intricate and more exclusive for the customers,” said Ivan.

The collection, with just 100 pieces per design, also uses the materials of tulle, taffeta, organdy, organza and chiffon embellished with crystals, beads, tassels, feathers, sequins and pearls.

The 22-piece premium collection also serves as the muse displayed at the Manjha Hijab Ivan Gunawan outlet currently available in Bandung, West Java, and soon to be opened in Makassar in South Sulawesi, Pekanbaru in Riau, Semarang, Solo, Purwokerto and Pekalongan in Central Java.

This “out-of-the-box” style was also introduced at the second installment of the Muslim Fashion Festival (MUFFEST) during its opening last April at the Jakarta Convention Center.

If the usual opening show presented the works of the leading designers, in MUFFEST the models put on random mix-and-match outfits from different designers affiliated with the Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC).

Dozens of designers from IFC, the Association of Indonesia Muslim Fashion Designers, Hijabers Mom Community and the Hijabers Community also took part in the fashion festival that presented four main themes, namely avant-garde fashion, which was dominated by the varied creation of cloaks, abaya and chador, the playful category for pastel-colored wear, the ethnic category for designs working in Indonesian traditional clothes, and the sporty category, which was dominated by the varied creation of loose pants.

The ongoing “Ramadhan Runway” 2018 in Kota Kasablanka, South Jakarta, has something for everyone looking for conventional modest fashion, or syar’i, trendier and more contemporary fashion.

The fifth installment of the annual fashion festival of the Indonesian Designers and Fashion Entrepreneurs Association (APPMI) is being held at Kota Kasablanka from June 1 until July 2.

Themed “Purity of Ramadhan”, this year’s event was organized by the Jakarta branch of APPMI and brought in 22 designers and 50 labels affiliated with the organization.

“Four designers will hold shows every weekend and there will also be tutorials on putting on make-up or wearing hijabs for the public free-of-charge,” said APPMI Jakarta chair Rudy Chandra.Read more at:cocktail dress australia | bridesmaid dress

Deleted user Jun 19, 10:46PM · Tags: fashion

The Japanese believe suffering some kind of impairment and having a history, a story to tell, augments the exquisiteness of an object. This is the reason why when they restore broken objects they glorify the impairment by filling the cracks with gold. The object then becomes more valuable as it carries in its realm a story, a lesson, a dignity that would have paled in its initial brilliance.

I wonder what we see when we perceive broken objects or effects rendered worthless with time. Do we see wasted beauty, faded glory, an imperfection in our otherwise seemingly perfect world? Or do we see a capsule in time, a joyful memory, a poignant moment?

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder they say, however, if the eye is the window to the soul then our soul/psyche is in some way connected to the beauty we perceive around us. If our inner being is elevated, is beautiful, we will find ourselves in a plane where nothing is ugly or meaningless. Each fallen leaf will talk of sagacity and experience. A wrinkled face will be a map to known and unknown destinations.

A torn page will be a part of a story that has fed the imagination of generations. A puddle of water will be a celebration of rain and a rough terrain will be an opportunity to experience new vistas. Our perception changes it all.

Still waters run deep. Appearances can be misleading and our attachment to them will make us live shallow lives. To find depth and meaning we need to look beyond exteriors. When we find extraordinary in the things that seem conventional we live unusual lives. The splendour we determine around us percolates into our own lives and we find beauty inside us, in our very existence. This then starts a benevolent circle that energises the heart and minds and helps us create exquisiteness in and around us. An anonymous writer says "The way to love someone is to lightly run your fingers over that person's soul until you find a crack, and then gently pour your love into that crack."

Next time you see impairment, don't turn away from it. Instead see the beauty, the story, the wisdom and the wonder it hides in its crevices.Read more at:black evening dress | evening wear

Deleted user Jun 15, 09:21PM · Tags: fashion

When my young granddaughter was visiting one weekend, she queried, “Grandma, why do you always wear the same thing?” I turned to my husband, Olof. “I think I’ve just been fashion-shamed by a five-year-old.”

As I explained to her it only looks like the same thing. I actually have eight pairs of those black slacks and at least as many of the white tops the combination of which make me look like a server at a trendy trattoria. I do actually have slacks in other hues but it is my personal opinion that black best minimizes years of food felonies. In my defense, I do possess a wide selection of colorful sweaters and shirts. Sometimes I even wear them.

Both sons cheerfully insist that Olof and I dress like bag persons. And we assure them that this is intentional. I think this comes under the heading of "letting oneself go,” a philosophy we think is underrated.

Of course, we’re both retired so we can dress any way we want. In college, I was seriously into fashion, owning at least 40 pairs of shoes, the blue Pappagallos with the green trim, the green Pappagallos with the blue trim. I was also really slender.

But in 1983, the year I was divorced, two major factors impacted my sartorial life. I packed on 30 pounds on the post-divorce Mrs. Fields Cookie and Chardonnay Acute-Depression Diet©. I was also suddenly poor.

In my post-divorce working years, I was wearing makeup and skirts so I was probably in the top one percent sartorially in my department. That’s because I worked in an uber-casual male-centric office where if a guy was wearing shoes and long pants, somebody would call security. Or think he was a Dell salesman. This environment was ideal for the retail-challenged.

One might think that it is just since we retired that we’ve let ourselves go. But we told the travel agent who was booking our honeymoon in 1995 that she could immediately eliminate any place where Olof was required to wear a jacket at dinner. We’ve just been achieving a higher level of goneness since retirement.

Frankly, I might try a little harder if clothes that I could actually try on in a store were a little easier to acquire. Finding apparel at any price in my size in most shopping centers is an exercise in futility. I would chat it up with the personal shopper at Nordstrom who would inform me that they usually only order one size 16 in any particular style and those are so in demand that she immediately pulls them for her regular customers. Now, I’m not in retail, but if I had a size that was instantly selling out, I’d order, well, more. But I’d be missing the point. Once you get past a certain size, department stores don’t want you waddling around in there among the osteoporotic svelte.

Chunker departments, where they even exist, are invariably hidden in a corner of the third floor which you can spot from fifty yards: racks of nasty brown, navy, and black polyester slacks, and skirts with hideous floral prints in colors not found in nature. We chunkies just HATE wearing this stuff – a point that I routinely note in the feedback box at Nordstrom Oinker. (It’s actually Nordstrom Encore, but if you say it fast it comes out sounding like Oinker, which, in fact, I am convinced is the subliminal meaning in that choice of word. What, after all, does “encore” have to do with fat people?)

It quickly became apparent that for any reasonable selection, I would be relegated to catalogs from the Talbots Butterball Collection or Lands’ End-Porcine. Logging on to Lands’ End in search of attire for the adiposely-amplified, I was happy to discover a feature called Virtual Model. You type in your assorted measurements, hair color, age, and voila, there is a virtual you standing there in your undies ready to try on clothes. You can fine-tune the virtual you to a certain extent, but I did notice that “modify My Model” did NOT include such features as “add cellulite” or “increase sag”. In fact, the My Model of me with my weight and measurements wasn’t half bad – because of course, I had the flabless thighs of an Olympic speed skater. Given this, I enjoyed trying on bikinis and even making myself different races. Alas, clothes that looked great on the virtual me rarely looked good on the real me. Fortunately I know exactly what size black slacks and white tops fit me on Lands’ End.

And hence, my patented orphan look.

In recent years we’ve only dressed up for weddings, funerals, or our office Christmas parties. And now since we’re both retired, we don’t even have those. Hopefully no one will die any time soon. We’d have nothing to wear.Read more at:pink formal dresses | white formal dresses

Deleted user Jun 13, 09:33PM · Tags: fashion

Shingora was started by Mridula Jain in 1976 to inculcate a trend for high-fashion accessories in India. With its exceptional quality of scarves, stoles, and pocket squares, the label has carved a niche for itself. Today, its contemporary designs have found their way into modern wardrobes with much ease. Each creation is intertwined with traditional and modern inspirations that convey a global appeal.

What to look out for?

Shingora, a synonym for adornment, has always been inspired by the effortless allure and elegance of Indian women. In these changing times, custom let’s go of nostalgia and is celebrated by projecting into the future. The latest collection is influenced by the new era, where technology meets tradition. The muse is a modern woman that wears a classic sari but carries the latest tech gadgets.

The most elaborate Shingora creation?

Green Alchemy, the main wedding and occasion wear line by Shingora has worked with some of the most elaborate materials and patterns. Embroidered with modern motifs, the scarves feature a mix of over 30 fabrics, patterns and embellishments in a single style. The collection plays 50 different hues of greens and peach, along with the use of precious stones making this luxurious range best suited for special occasions.

What’s trending?

‘The India story’ by Shingora, started last year, is one of the most popular collections. The designs are inspired by historical monuments like Jantar Mantar. ‘Trees of India’ features prints and patterns that draw inspiration from Indian flora and fauna. The series offers picturesque trees such as – Banyan, Maltas, Bougainville, Gulmohar and Kachnar. The artwork for each piece has been put together by international, bespoke textile designers commissioned under the guidance of our creative director Marta Sant’Ambrogio. We intend to continue this series as a collector’s item, not a seasonal collection.

The Shingora design perfect for:

Wedding favours: Moving away from traditional gifting ideas, you can choose to gift a monogrammed party wrap or stole from Shingora. It can be an interesting addition to outfits of the guests during the wedding as well as serve as an ideal memento for friends and family.

Party favours: A matching set of the personalised square printed silk scarves for him and her would be a perfect match from the new couple.

A classic option from guests to give couple: You can pick from Shingora’s variety of latest fashion accessory sets that include neckties, pocket squares and belts for the groom while the bride can be gifted a set of matching scarves and a wrap.Read more at:purple formal dresses | orange formal dresses

Deleted user Jun 8, 10:34PM · Tags: fashion

Fair Oaks resident Lauren Sater told me she’s never been the type to sit at a sewing machine, but that didn’t stop her from producing the little black dress of her dreams, one that smoothes, shapes and flatters the figures of plus-size women.

The 25-year-old had felt plenty of disappointment and frustration while shopping for dresses at boutiques and department stores, she told me. Earlier this year, she decided to work with a fashion crowdfunding site called Betabrand.com to see if she could get her clothing ideas produced. Sater submitted a rather rudimentary design to Betabrand.

An artist at Betabrand worked with her to make a much clearer composite sketch, she said, and that got posted at Betabrand.com. More than 400 customers voted for it, so the company made a prototype. Now, customer orders will determine whether the frock goes into production. Early backers are receiving a 15 percent discount right now.

“I thought it was a great … that a designer could have an idea and they would crowdfund it,” Sater said. “It’s like the world is open. You can do whatever you want with them. You can do shoes, handbags, clothing, hats and accessories. I thought that was such a creative opportunity.”

Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland is democratizing fashion: “I, too, was an aspiring fashion designer who had clothing ideas, and I had to create a business for myself in order to get them made. I was very keenly aware of how difficult it is for a fashion designer or anybody with a product design idea to take it from their mind and turn it into something people can actually consume.”

Lindland had run a tech startup before he tried his hand at clothing design, he told me, and he thought the online community would allow designers to quickly assess whether there was a market for their ideas. Betabrand pays designers 10 percent of the revenue that their product grosses in its first year.

“We like to always expand and see whether there are any new audiences we should work with, any new products we should work on, and then we see how each product goes and we test out other products to go with it,” Lindland said. “Usually, it takes us about three months to know whether we’re completely committed to a new audience or new product category.”

Every product is a gamble or an experiment for Betabrand. Will consumers gravitate to a design or not?

“Lauren independently submitted that (design),” Lindland said, “and it developed its own interest online. … A product like Lauren’s truly excites me because, if there’s an audience for it, an audience willing to be creatively involved in our company, then I’m all for it. It’s not a strategy. It’s a response. I think that’s what makes our approach to clothing very different.”

Anything can happen, Lindland said, noting that when Betabrand launched in 2009, the company primarily sold men’s clothing and accessories. Then the company introduced a product called “dress pants yoga pants” that put the freedom of yoga pants in office attire. Now about 85 percent of the products sold on Betabrand are women’s clothing and accessories.

Sater, who works as a freelance makeup artist, said she has high hopes for her little black dress, which retails for $118. It makes use of compression fabric that eliminates the need to wear shapewear underneath it. There’s also a pocket where women can put their ID, credit card and lipstick if they don’t want to carry a purse.

Sater already has designed other products to test at Betabrand, and she’s calling her clothing the BeautiFULL line. Her dress was 21 percent funded by 3 p.m. Monday, its first day on sale. There are 29 days left for it to make its funding goal.

“I’ve always wanted to design clothes,” she said. “I’ve just never had that side of me that would actually sit at a sewing machine and put it to work. I just have all these ideas in my head. I wish I knew about this a lot sooner, so I could have put a lot more ideas into production.”Read more at:green formal dresses | purple formal dresses

Deleted user Jun 6, 11:06PM · Tags: fashion
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WITH ALL the stress that comes with a wedding, it can be easy to put your beauty regime in the lead --up to the big day at the bottom of the list.

However, even with tensions running high, getting to grips with your beauty regime should be a priority as soon as the planning begins. Whether it’s taming your skin or perfecting your make-up, every part counts.

So, with the wedding season now in full swing, Chantelle Kimberley has all the tips you need to create the perfect blushing bride look.

1. Sometimes, sticking to what you know is best

The first rule that applies is to not drift too far from the norm. It is best to go with what you know, to avoid anything too drastic that you may come to regret when looking back at your wedding album.

2. Stay in control

If you would consider yourself a bit of a pro when it comes to applying your own make-up, then appointing yourself chief make-up artist will be easy to do. However, if you don’t know where to start, make sure you visit plenty of bridal shows and consult plenty of social media, such as Instagram, for make-up inspiration and trials to help steer you in the right direction. This will give you a good idea of what you want well ahead of the wedding.

3. Don’t forget about your hair

Just like make-up, it’s best to do a few trials first to see what styles suit your face best, and what works best with your dress.

4. Look after your skin

Find a brand of skincare that agrees with your skin in the run up to your wedding, if you don’t have one already. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are the basic steps to picture-perfect skin. Doing this twice daily will keep acne at bay. Introducing monthly facials will also improve skins tone and texture – however, avoid having one for the first time too close to the wedding, as facials can bring out the skin’s impurities before you notice an improvement. Exfoliating and using a mask once a week will also get rid of any dead skin cells to give you an all-over glow.

5. Detox

Detoxing not only improves the outside appearance, but works within, getting rid of the body’s impurities. Things such as green tea are good for flushing the system of waste products, while ginger tea and baobab are is also excellent for boosting the immune system and will ensure you’re in tip-top shape for the big day.

6. Hands and feet

Perfectly manicured nails are a must! Most brides opt for neutral colours – something subtle as not to distract from the wedding gown or the rock on her finger. A simple French manicure is a good option, both on hands and feet, after a soothing manicure or pedicure (or both!) to get rid of any hard skin or unsightly overgrown cuticles. Gel is also an option which is getting ever-more popular as it does not chip, so it can be one less thing to worry about.

7. Nail your smile

You will be taking endless pictures on the day, so it’s important you work on your smile. Every girl wants to look amazing on her big day, so pearly whites are a must-have. You don’t have to spend a lot of money – some home kits work just as well.Read more at:evening dresses australia

Deleted user Jun 4, 09:43PM · Tags: fashion

Self-marriage -- or sologamy -- is a wedding trend with a nearly 25-year history.

“I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Erika Anderson, 37, told WUSA. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else.”

The practice isn’t a legally binding union, but it’s growing in popularity. Since a California woman “married” herself 24 years ago (reportedly the first woman to do so), it’s popped up in TV shows, like “Sex and the City” and “Glee,” and companies have been capitalizing on it.

Anderson donned a white dress, carried a bouquet and walked down the aisle to exchange vows with herself in front of family and friends with the New York City skyline behind her, WUSA reported.

She recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with a solo trip to Mexico. Anderson said she is still dating and open to marrying someone else.

In May, 38-year-old Sophie Tanner celebrated her second wedding anniversary with herself, The Telegraph reported.

“I literally had the idea when I was lying in bed recovering from flu and a bad relationship,” she said.

Tanner initially sought to publish a novel about sologamy. Two years of research and writing later, she became such an advocate, she thought, “I’d better do it myself.”

“It felt like an obvious step, and all of my friends and family had become really into it, so by the time I said I wanted my own wedding, they were on board,” Tanner told The Telegraph.

“Everyone celebrates getting together with someone and becoming married, but there’s no milestone in society that celebrates escaping something awful or returning to your own happiness and contentment," she said.Read more at:short cocktail dresses | long evening dresses australia

Deleted user Jun 1, 11:06PM · Tags: fashion

The Cannes Film Festival left us with moments to cherish for years to come. From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan donning a Cinderella-like ballroom gown to Sonam Kapoor paying a subtle tribute to feminist icons--things were pretty darn mesmerising.

While most of us were enthralled by the prepossessing beauty Bollywood blessed Cannes with, Shruti Haasan wasn't exactly the embodiment of all things gorgeous. And, if you did not know this, then consider yourself lucky to not have seen her red carpet look--because she was everything, but well-dressed.

After disappointing us on the international red carpet, the gorgeous actor is back home, and continues to pull-off fashion blunders.

The Ramaiya Vastavaiya actor, attended The Kapil Sharma Show for the promotion of her upoming film Behan Hogi Teri. And her ensemble made us feel sorry for our eyes. No kidding.

The actor wore a parakeet-green dress with hideous, polka dots all over it, transporting us back to our childhoods when weird, polka dotted textiles were uber-cool.

The pink and mauve polkas looked the opposite of great on the green dress, that even the beautiful wrap-around pattern could not save it, leaving us scarred beyond repair.

The actor teamed her sad, Papa Don't Preach number with a subtle pair of gold, open-toe stilettos by Vanilla Moon Shoes, that were clearly, the best thing about her ensemble.

Keeping her makeup and hairdo minimal, Shruti managed to not ruin her look further. Aren't you so glad, right now?

While we adore Shruti to bits, her dress sense has been totally off recently, and it's getting harder to see her fail constantly with her fashion choices.

We hope she strikes back with some flawless outfit choices in the coming days and change our opinions completely.Read more at:white cocktail dresses | black evening dress

Deleted user May 30, 11:27PM · Tags: fashion
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