Report Shows Increasing Trend Of Destinations Weddings With 1 In 4 Couples Getting Married Abroad

According to a recently released wedding study published by the founder of two top wedding sites, WeddingChannel.com and The Knot.com, destination weddings continue rising in popularity as a popular alternative to more traditional weddings at home.

The results of the second edition of The Knot Market Intelligence Destination Wedding Study were recently published and its findings revealed that the trend for getting married abroad increased among engaged couples in 2012.

Considered to be the most definitive report on the industry of weddings abroad, this study tracked over 350,000 destination weddings by storing detailed information on wedding trends, events and locations of the weddings of around 3,000 US couples who got married abroad in 2011 or 2012.

The statistics of the 2012 Destination Weddings Study revealed a series of trends with the top key trends identified as follows:

In 2011, nearly 1 in 4 (24%) couples had a destination wedding; this has grown from 20% in 2009.
66% of international destination wedding brides and 45% of domestic destination wedding brides opted for a destination wedding because they wanted a special, fun or exotic locale.
The second most popular reason why international brides chose a destination wedding was to host a more intimate affair with fewer guests (65%), while domestic brides wanted a destination that was special to them as a couple (44%).

The findings of the study also showed that American couples have been opting for domestic destination weddings over international weddings in the last couple of years and when they did go for exotic international locations for their weddings some of the most popular locations included the Caribbean and Mexico, with 39 per cent of couples in the study going for Caribbean weddings and 24 per cent goings for weddings in Mexico, with Cancun weddings being the most popular.

The survey also showed that on average destination weddings lasted much longer than destination weddings with 60 per cent of those the study lasting three days or more. Of these international weddings abroad lasted the longest with many spanning several days and getting longer on average. According to the study almost 7 in 10 destination weddings abroad last 3 or more days and nearly half (47%) last four or more days, compared with just 38% in 2009.

“The idea of having a destination wedding is growing among our brides, and it goes hand in hand with the fact that most people no longer live where they grew up,” co-founder of XO Group Inc. Carley Roney said “When family is spread all over the country, a destination wedding is the perfect way to bring everyone together.”

This entry was posted on July 23, 2014, in Wedding.

Top 10 Indian Fashion Blogs

A very in thing, blogging has become a buzz word among those who are regulars on the net to catch the latest news, product reviews and comments on a variety of topics. Be it sports, travel, food, lifestyle or fashion, blogs can be the best place to update yourself.

For those who keep abreast of the upcoming blogs on a regular basis, it is seen, that Fashion blogs make for more visits. This is because fashion is something that is transitory and makes for a very important part in the daily life of an individual. Whether you are a teenager, or a working professional or a homemaker, wearing the right clothes and the newest range shows how important fashion and your sense of personal grooming are to you. Fashion blogs therefore are the best places to look in for news related to dresses, jewelry, handbags, shoes etc.

From a personal approach, fashion blogs nowadays have become more commercial in nature. Every interested buyer now wants to invest in something which is classy and worth the money. Taking tips from the fashion blogs makes for a feasible option. Advices on what to buy, from where to buy and tips on mix and match style are common in fashion blogs. The added attraction is the lines contributed by fashion retailers to promote their products and online services. So, next time before going shopping, make sure to catch the most up-to-date fashion trends on the top 10 Indian Fashion blogs. They are:

Utsavdirect.com- A comprehensive guide for the wise shopper. This official blog keeps their customer posted with updated news and reviews so that you get to see, select and buy from the latest range of traditional Indian fashion as well as footwear, jewelry, handbags, Indo western wear, home dcor etc.

Fashiontribes.typepad.com- This is one of the best fashion blogs that you can come across. Featuring fashion trends, celeb fashion, beauty tips, collection for different seasons showcased by lead designers as well as style tips; this is one place to know it all.

Teenvogue.com- Featuring Indian style as well as its presence in the global fashion, this blog deals with everything starting from music, politics to beauty.

Bridalwears.blogspot.com- Specializing in bridal dresses and designer traditional sarees, this blog is a must visit for them who want to look good in ethnic wear in all festivities and family occasions. You can get immense information about lehenga cholis, sarees, salwar kameez etc.

Exshoesme.wordpress.com- Dedicated solely to fashion, this blog features all the recent fashion fundas in the industry. Showcasing the works of lead designers like Sabyasachi and his dexterity in recreating the glamour and magic of royal era in his modern sarees and salwar kameez to jewelry and fashion exhibitions, this blog makes for a must read.

Blogs.oneindia.in- All the latest news about celebrity fashion is available in this blog. Right from their personal fashion favorites to what they think are value for money are featured here.

Fashionmoksh.com- The blog to catch on with the recent trends in street fashion to fashion among the stars. Also the good place to update one about top brands and labels.

Antya.com- For shoppers interested in Indian apparel like kurtis, sarees, jewelry and lehengas this blog is a good place to find the best online shopping sites that specialize in Indian wear.

Kerelawomen.com- Dedicated particularly to regional favorite fashion, this blog showcases the beauty of the traditional womens attire of Kerala.

Blog.shalinifashions.com- This blog reflects the varieties of Indian fashion clothing comprising of shawls, skirts, kaftans as well as jewelries available with Shalini fashions.

This entry was posted on July 18, 2014, in Others.

What Is Fashion Trend Really About

Your closet can give the answer. If you don’t want to look at it, well.well. this resembles that you are matching your steps with the latest fashion trends. What it’s relation to fashion? People stick rigidly to the rules – okay, maybe not ‘YOU’. You may be one of those who walk their own way and dress as they like. When it comes to the fashion industry, it’s a continuously changing world.

Even though some trends are considered as ludicrous and outdated, many other comebacks with innovative ideas.
Pace and Re-emergence of Latest Fashion Trends
Now its new millennium, but most of fashion things like the pegged pant legs, jelly bracelets, and finally the denim jeans, seem to be returning in trends again. It comes out that the latest fashion trends are simply have nothing new at all. Almost everything re-emerged in fashion trend. You can virtually find torn jeans in every clothing retail store.

The most famous fashion weeks are held at Fashion Mecca Paris, Milan, London and New York. Since the new millennium fashion weeks are held in different parts of the world to put the local fashion on the world map and making a packed fashion calendar throughout the year. A refreshing sense of national identity and pride has emerged from the achievements of fashion sector – something that was otherwise traditionally been restricted to feats of sporting prowess, adding that its benefits go well beyond the fashion world (Emling 2006).

Fashion weeks are held several months in advance giving chance to designers, media and buyers to preview the trend for the next season. Fashion weeks are bi-annual events; the fashion weeks conducted between January and March are called “fall fashion weeks” whereas the one conducted in September through November are called “Spring Fashion Weeks”. Some fashion weeks can be genre-specific, such as a Miami Fashion Week (Swimwear), Prt-a-Porter (ready-to-wear) Fashion Week, Couture (one-of-a-kind designer original) Fashion Week, Palm Springs Fashion Week (Resort Collections) and Bridal Fashion Week.

Knowing where to find affordable fashion dolls will make a huge difference to your budget, especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on this fashion doll collecting hobby of yours. Most of us don’t. You don’t have to have all the fashion dolls in the market today – it’s not urgent! Although a point to note is that new fashion dolls are often grabbed up in minutes after they hit the stalls. Keep some spare money and budget the money you want to spend on fashion dolls every month – and don’t overspend. It’ll make you feel resentful and you’ll soon lose interest in fashion dolls.

It was in the early 80s when the first fashion store ‘Ravissant’ opened in Mumbai. At that time garments were retailed for a four-figure price tag. The ’80s was the era of self consciousness and American designers like Calvin Klein became popular. In India too, silhouettes became more masculine and the ‘salwar kameez’ was designed with shoulder pads.

With the evolution of designer stores in Mumbai, the elegant fashion design culture was a trend among Indians along with their heavy price tags. No doubt that a garment with a heavy price tag was at the bottom stage of fashion. But clients immediately transformed into the high fashion fold where they were convinced that that the word ‘elegant fashion design culture’ means, it had to have a higher price tag.

This entry was posted on July 15, 2014, in Others.

Selecting The Right Bridal Wedding Attire

There is absolutely nothing denying that every bride wants to look a princess on the most special day of her life-the wedding day. The perfect wedding attire can make this dream a reality but finding the right bridal attire can be a big achievement. Here are some tips to find the right wedding dress.

In most Indian weddings, a red saree with golden embroidery is the most common wedding attire though Kundan lehenga, Zari lehenga, and even fish-cut lehenga are slowly gaining prominence. While Salwar suits are common among Punjabi brides, Christian brides prefer wearing a gown. So the first thing that you need to emphasize is the type of dress for your memorable day.

While selecting the right bridal wedding attire, it is important for you to have a close look at all possible options. This could include the Bandej Saree with kundan Jewelry, fusion clothing with traditional heavy work in zardozi, brocade, and phulkari or even the traditional Banarasi or Kanjeevaram Silk sarees. Moreover, you should experiment with colors like metallic hues, rust, lavender, pink, and pastels. The point is to find something good that has a blend of the vintage fashion with the latest fashion.

The next thing you need to remember is to make sure that the dress selected by you suits your body, complexion, and height. It should be comfortable to carry and well-tailored and wearing it ahead of the wedding day is always recommended to ensure there are no issues. This will also be the right time to ensure that you buy accessories like purse, hair accessories like clips and pins, sandals, bajubandh, and kamarbandh.

Last but not the least, it is important for you to pre-book the services of a makeup specialist at a defined time so that you don’t have to face any trouble at the last moment.

This entry was posted on July 11, 2014, in Wedding.

Pathani Suits- A Hit In The International Fashion Circuit

The Indian Fashion industry has come of age. With the trend of Indo Western wear gripping the country, it has been a real challenge for the Indian designers to popularize Indian styles abroad. With global exposure like Milan Fashion week, LOreal Fashion week, India International Garments Fair etc. Indian Fashion has ultimately found the gateway to the global fashion scenario. Moreover what has given them the edge is the scope to experiment and bring back the fashion of the yester years in their collection with a modern touch, a typical example of which would be the traditional sherwanis and pathani suits.

Ace Indian Designers like, Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Raghavendra Rathore, Hemant Trivedi, Kiran Uttam Ghosh along with a handful of newcomers Sabyasachi Mukherjee have therefore taken Indian fashion to new heights. Each designer has their signature creations and styles and make for the best professionals in the Industry who had been dressing Indian men and women for years now.

While in their fashion shows, women have always stolen the show either with their gaudy and colorful sarees, lehenga cholis, salwar kameez or else with Indo western outfit. However, men too have now succeeded in making a mark with their well cut and fitted suits, Pathani suits, kurta pyjamas, traditional sherwanis, Indian wedding sherwani as well as tuxedos. Left with few choices for a formal yet stylish look, pathani suits is an apt selection for attending any cultural or traditional occasion.

Whether it is a moment of festivity or a precious occasion like a wedding, Indian men look their best in designer kurta pyjamas, Pathani suits or stylish menswear achkans.

While trendy Indo western wear or chic tuxedos can be worn now and again, nothing matches the charm and style of embroidered dhoti kurta or a Pathani suit. For the groom especially, a typical wedding sherwani well accessorized with a stole, kantha and the special grooms turban makes the best Indian wedding attire. However, for those who want to sport a casual style yet appear sober and traditional can go for the Pathani suits. A native wear of the men belonging to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pathani suits have become the first choice of men staying in India and abroad. They are a fresh break in the lines of designer kurta pyjamas and make for great ethnic wear for the modern man. Since men too like to experiment with colors nowadays, Pathani suits are available in hues like pink, maroon, aqua blue, light brown beige, turquoise etc. With well detailed work, different neck styles, embroidery and thread work, a well fitted Pathani suit can make any man stand out in the crowd. Choice of materials for your Pathani suit are many too as they are available in silk, khadi and polyster. With their variety, vibrancy yet stylish features, models walking down the ramps in a designer Pathani suits have a global appeal and made it a hit in the International fashion circuit.

For those who cant afford a designer Pathani suit, dont have a reason to lose heart. The online shopping sites are the best places to grab best deals within your budget. So, if you are looking for online Pathani suits or traditional mens wear, wedding accessories and more ethnic wear from India, these sites can help get what you want. Since home delivering the product is a part of their customer services, it is not a concern whether you are residing in India or abroad.

This entry was posted on July 10, 2014, in Others.