IMS Design & Innovative Academy located at Noida is rising up as one of the pioneer Fashion Design Institute or let say a Design Institute in India. Recently, I happen to visit the college as a guest speaker. Meeting faculties & other professionals at DIA ( famous name of Design & Innovative Academy), even I got charged up with enthusiasm by seeing their hunger to work hard for success.
After interacting with students from foundation level to the final year design students, I realized most of them were from outstation but with big dreams and passion in their eyes. There non stop shooting of various questions on me, made me felt their aggression of creating a space for themselves in the fashion industry.
After a long time I got mesmerized by seeing the work & thought process of upcoming designers from DIA. A depiction of process from yarn to the final garment, top embellished with a waste used tim cans, a denim skirt embellished with the waste keys of a computer keyboard, a fashion tree with hanging photoshoots & illustrations were enough to understand the creative level of these young new breed of fashion designers. Also their graphic ideas, fashion illustrations have unique styles.
I am eagerly waiting for their final year students fashion show held annualy called Concept which is always larger than life. I wish DIA more success & keep showcasing great designs.
Ananya Birla is an Indian musician and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Svatantra Microfinance, a company that provides microfinance to woman in rural India. She is also founder of CuroCarte and cofounder of Mpower.Birla has received awards for her work and entrepreneurship, including the ET Panache Trendsetters of 2016 award for Young Business Person. She is the eldest child and daughter of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and Neerja Birla and the sixth generation scion of the Birla family. In 2016, Birla made her music debut with the international release of her single ‘Livin The Life’. She also has a great taste in fashion. Lets know more about Ananya Birla as a fashionista.
People know me as : Ananya Birla
Age : I just turned 23
Profession : I’m a singer/songwriter and entrepreneur
My sense of style : I love being boho-chic, grunge but yet glamorous. Wearing a nice red gown never hurt anyone! 🙂
Style Icon : Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid
Dream Ramp walk for which designer : Victoria’s Secret ♥
Dream movie to work as a lead actress : I’m not passionate about acting but a dream movie in which I would love my song to be plugged in would be the “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy.
One thing that makes me feel sexy : In my Calvin Kleins with torn jeans
5 wardrobe essentials :
A pain white tee
A good perfume
A Black dress 😀
My ideal outfit for a fun party : A short fitted dress with an oversized jacket and knee high boots
For formal work setting : A well tailored suit
For casual day out with friends : Ripped jeans, plain tee and a plaid shirt
For a hot date : If he likes my pyjamas, he’s the one! 😉
Fashion trend I cannot stand : I do not follow fashion trends but what I can’t stand are Bell Bottoms
Brands / Designers you wear : Jacquemus, Ben Taverniti, Yeezy, Vetements, Isabel Marant
A Perfume I swear by : Fierce by Abercrombie and Fitch
Favorite Lingerie brands, colours & styles : Victoria’s Secret. Colours and styles depend on what I’m wearing
A valuable beauty tip : Drink a lot of water and ensure to wash your face with something that suits your skin after you wake up and before you sleep. Also make sure to moisturize your skin, specially when you’re travelling. When you feel good from within, you glow from outside!
One message to the world : Be who you are because that is when you radiant, when you attract people towards you and you make the world a better place!
Sana Khan is an Indian actress, model and dancer. Khan began her career in modelling and went on to appear in advertisements and feature films. She has appeared in south Indian films, TV commercials, dance performances in films in special appearance, and for a reality television show. She has acted in 14 films across 5 languages and has appeared in over 50 ad films. She also was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss. You have seen her with Salman Khan in “Jai Ho” & recently romancing Akshay Kumar in “Toilet Ek Prem Katha”. In an exclusive fashion interview with StylingStars, she is sharing all her fashion & style secrets.
People know me as : Sana Khan
Age: You can guess 😛
Profession : To bring different character n emotions on screen.
One word that describe me best : Positive vibes n loyalty are what all I can say.
As a person I am : Focused, hardworking, humble n creative.
Fashion to me is : To look good. Wear clothes that are trending but at the same time it should suit me n make me look nice n comfortable.
My sense of style is : Very young n sophisticated… I love to dress up so ya I keep experimenting. 😎
Fashion Icon : Kareena Kapoor (in Bollywood) & Jlo (Hollywood).
Dream ramp walk for which designer : I love Indian the most so can be our Indian designers (Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra n Tarun Tahliani).
Dream movie to work as a lead actress : Dream role would be something periodic. I love history n costume drama.
One thing that makes me feel sexy : When I m happy n I feel healthy it makes me feel confident … coz I knw I can give my best wherever n whoever I am.
5 wadrobe essentials : Good blue pair of denim,white tank top n shirt, maxi dress, leather pants in black and body shaper.
An ideal outfit for a fun party : Something with frills n ruffle.
For a work setting : Denims with nice lacy or good stylish top.
For a casual day out with friends: Shorts n top or maxi dresses or normal dresses.
For a hot date : Something that is elegant n classy. I am not someone who wear too skimpy.
Fashion trend I cannot stand : To each its own! If people are comfy they can wear whatever they like, it’s not my business. 😈
Brands/Designers you wear : I wear everything from Versace to Zara to no brand stuff… If I like the design n material, I take it. Also I wear multiple designers from India n it’s always a pleasure to wear them.
Perfume I swear by : Perfume is my weakness. I have a collection of over 200 fragrances … But Chanel is something I always restock n I do loads of mixing. 😀
Favourite lingerie brands, colours & styles : Victoria`s Secret.. I love casual n sexy both.♥
One beauty tip : Eat right n use good cleanser, toner n moisturizer for ur face.
One message to the world : Most important tip is to love ur style n don’t let anyone judgement rule ur thought process. Be nice n humble n no judgemental … take care of yourself, … love wins always … mwahhhh
If you have watched the new much talked about movie “Lipstic Under My Burkha” or have seen its trailor then I am sure you know this super talented hot looking “Aahana Kumra“. She has played the local parlour girl in the movie so brilliantly that not even for a second you won`t believe she is playing just a character.
Aahana Kumra was Born and brought up in Lucknow, Aahana moved to Mumbai during her childhood. She has worked on commercials for reputed brands such as Garnier, Red Label Tea, SBI Life Insurance, Revlon, Cox and Kings etc. In 2013, she was awarded an opportunity to work on a series that would change the landscape of Indian television – “Yudh” – a 20-episode show with Anurag Kashyap starring the legend himself Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Aahana plays the pivotal role of Mr. Bachchan’s daughter. Lets know about her love for fashion.
Charu Mehra is a famous Indian television actress who is best known as a “Purvi” from tv serial “Kumkum Bhagya”. She was last seen in the another popular tv serial “Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi” as “Parul”. She has shared all her fashion secrets here.
Roop Durgapal born in Almora, Uttar Pradesh is an Indian television actress. She is best known for her role as Sanchi in the serial Balika Vadhu. She has also done shows like Swaragini, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, Ganga & Balveer. Roop was nominated as “Most Tez Taraar Personality” in the 2013 Colors Golden Petal Awards. First time ever she is in an exclusive candid fashion interview with StylingStars.
People know me as : Roop Durgapal
Age :Ahh forever 16 😉
Profession : Actress..Want to be a Singer too someday soon.
Who Am I : Sneha Bhadoria, a professional Yog-trainer & therapist, Fitness Influencer, Lifestyle grooming and make-over trainer & a winner of Mrs. India Worldwide 2015 & Mrs. Body Beautiful 2015.
Who am I : Dr.Henna Kainth Gupta, a professional Dental Surgeon & a winner of Mrs.India Worlwide2015 (second runner’s up) & Mrs. Gizmo Queen 2015
What is Hi Life & Grooming :
Henna :A personality enhancement workshop for women of all age groups which will give them the confidence to not just look good but also feel good about themselves.
Sneha :It’s a make-over and transformation process where Women rediscover themselves in all ways possible. Body, mind & soul.
What is the mission behind Hi Life & Grooming :
Sneha :Today’s world where beauty, attraction and class is much more than just a pretty face, we, under this programme try to reshape the way women from all walks of life, present themselves. Influencing and motivating them with pragmatic examples in order to make them feel complete and extremely confident.
Who all shall join it :
Henna : Housewives/ College Students/Entrepreneurs / Corporate Officials/ Aspiring Models.
How will it change their life :
Sneha :We at Hi-Life grooming believe that most of us (specially Indian women), give more priority then oneself to something else while neglecting oneself in more ways than one. At times women don’t feel complete or full of themselves even after owning best resources possible. That’s the time they need a little direction to regain the centre of their being.
How can I join this revolution Hi Life & Grooming :
Henna : It includes tips on the following with demonstration :
Fitness and nutrition
Enhancing communication skills
Dress up essentials
Make up & beauty tips
How to pose in different styles
Walking in different shoe wear
Fashion to me is :
Henna : Being stylish while remaining in my comfort zone.
Sneha :Fitness, confidence and trend. Sense of self and feeling beautiful. Carrying oneself appropriately according to age, occasion, body type, personal style and complexion.
My sense of Style is :
Henna :Creating trends & not following them.
Sneha :Looking the way I want for myself not for showing-off.
What is your strongest communication technique :
Henna :My smile
Sneha :Smile, manners and gratitude.
What is your trick to make your guests make feel special :
Henna :To learn about their interests & profession and kick start a conversation on that.
Why are dining etiquettes important :
Sneha :We are a part of a civilised world and that has to have a few set basic signs, dining is a major one among those. I believe dining style & body language are the first things people make your impression upon.
What is the secret of your confidence :
Henna :My army life upbringing. Discipline & good mannerisms have been a part of my lifestyle ever since I was a young child.
Sneha :I give a lot of importance to my mind, body and soul. I never stop working on myself.
How are you so fit :
Henna :I take care of my diet & steer clear from excessive intake of sugar.
Sneha :Positivity and happiness. Exercise, diet and nutrition. Drink lots of water.
One Beauty tip :
Henna :Cleanse your face every night before sleeping to fight ageing gracefully.
Sneha :Smile is the best beauty tool.
One message to the world :
Henna :It is never too late to explore your potentials so shed your inhibitions and work on your talent.
Sneha :Make Peace not war, produce food not toxins, spread happiness, be human in all ways possible. Live for others too.