Hema, Eesha and Neetu Resplendent at the Derewala Fashion Show

The mother-daughter duo of Hema Malini and Eesha Deol grabbed all the eyeballs, amidst an elaborate lineup of models at the launch of Italian Designer Jewellery collection by the Derewala Jewellers at J.W. Marriot on August 21st. Tinsel-town celebs Neetu Chandra and Hard Kaur also graced the event and added to the glam quotient.

The south Indian beauties were the centre of attraction in their picture perfect sarees. ‘Dreamgirl’ Hema Malini, 61, looked elegantly beautiful in a white satin sari with embellished borders and a matching short sleeved blouse. The lady carried a pink satin clutch with some light jewellery. She topped off the look with a yellow rose in her shoulder length dark brown hair. Appropriate make up highlighted her stunning facial features.

‘Darling’ daughter Eesha Deol looked drop dead gorgeous in a blue laced sari with spangled borders and matching short sleeve blouse. Esha Deol matched steps with her beautiful mom, Hema Malini, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the Derewala fashion show. The ‘Dhoom’ actress who also walked down the ramp at the show, accessorized with a stunning gold necklace, drop earrings, multiple bracelets along with a cocktail ring in her right index finger and a pearl ring in her left little finger. With the right make-up and hair do in place she looked as stunning as her mother.

The hot and spicy ‘Garam Masala’ fame babe Neetu Chandra also was present at the event. Neetu dazzled as he wore an elaborate full length sleeveless pink gown. Her hair neatly pulled back, the dusky beauty looked like your girl next door. Neetu Chandra said that she liked the Indo-Western jewellery which was basically very light and could be used for daily wear. Big Boss contestant and model Aryan Vaid and hindi hip-hop singer Hard Kaur were also present at the event.

The fashion show saw a team of Italians models with our very own Indian models such as Romeo Gates, Chez Shetty and Surbhi Prabhu, dressed in Kawaljeet Singh attires take to the ramp. The collection is an ingenious blend of Indian and Italian creations.

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2013 Fashion Calendar

2013 has begun and this can only mean one thing – London Fashion week! It seems like only yesterday we were watching the Spring/Summer collection of September’s parade in New York… but time flies for the busy fashionista!

To utilise your time well, it’s important to select fashion events which are relevant to you for the coming year. You can guarantee some of your favourite designers’ timetables will clash or be held countries apart; so prioritise events and outline your own fashion calendar to stay ahead.

To help you, here are a few events which should definitely grace your fashion diary this year.

• V&A Hollywood Costume Exhibition: until 27th January

Part of a series of great exhibitions at the V&A; this looks at the process involved in creating the fantastic costumes which grace our screens from Hollywood.

• London Fashion Weekend: 21st-24th February

Vodafone hosts their annual London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House where you can shop from over 100 British and International designers. Tickets cost as little as £15.50 and the event includes 13 Spring/Summer catwalk shows, a luxury complementary tote bag as well as live DJs and celebrity presenters.

• New York Autumn/Winter Show: 24th-26th February

February also hosts the New York Autumn/Winter show. Why not enjoy the opening ceremony at The Hanky Panky Club for a sneak preview of what’s going to be in fashion this autumn?

• International Fashion Sale: 8th-11th March

Head over to South Africa’s Johannesburg for this event which sells surplus stock from leading designers at competitive prices. Providing clothing and accessories for men, women and children, you can expect to find top quality merchandise from brands such as Diesel, Nike, Sketcher and Morgan.

• L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival: 18th-24th March

Showcasing a great selection of designers, this is the perfect event to see what the latest styles from Alex Perry, Gorman, Lui Hon, Morrison and Wayne Cooper are.

• Charleston Fashion Week: 19th-23rd March

A five night event taking place in Marion Square, this is the perfect place to see emerging designers from America’s East Coast.

• Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week: 30th April

Last April the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion week took the world by storm; for a repeat performance head over to Sydney for the five-day event.

• London Jewellery Week: 7th-16th June

A great chance to take a look at emerging trends for every girl’s favourite accessory; this is the UK’s biggest jewellery festival and one which is sure to provide plenty of style inspiration.

•New Designers Exhibition: 26th-29th June

The first part of this brilliant showcase, the New Designer’s Exhibition acts as a springboard for budding graduates and provides opportunity for you to get a glimpse of the latest designs in fashion, interior design and architecture. The event is held in London.

• London Textile Fair: 17th-18th July

With great influence on the fashion scene and more than 200 exhibitions, this is the perfect event for those interested in fashionable fabrics.

• Fashion and Footwear Fair: 18th-19th August

Hosted bi-annually in Dublin, this is the perfect place to look into emerging footwear styles.

The Fashion Scene in East Africa

Fashion has for the longest time been perceived as something foreign and not essentially African. However, the roots of African fashion can be traced back as far as can be remembered. From the vibrant sisal skirts which were an important part of African dances to the Kanga which is now an iconic fashion garment, featured on high fashion runways around the globe; though subtly, fashion has always been a part of the African lifestyle. Recently, the fashion scene in East Africa has seen a surge of growth accompanied by several runway showcases hosted every other day and an equally large number of designers competing on the same level as international designers.

Fashion showcases in East Africa are glamorous events which attract a wide range of fashion enthusiasts from all over Africa. Fashion with a purpose is a recurrent theme for most of these showcases, often hosted to raise funds towards noble causes. Fashion High Tea, Fashion Café and Trendz Kenya Fashion Festival are some of the annual fashion events which have risen in popularity in the East African region. Trendz Kenya Fashion Festival is a relatively new fashion event held in Kenya; having hosted its 3rd edition this year, the event sees fashion designers and models from East Africa and the rest of Africa come together to showcase their designs.

Fashion is also a big part of the East African pop culture. Select designers have a strong following with celebrities and public personalities. Not only celebrities, but East Africans in general have embraced fashion and they simply want to look good. East African men have also taken to fashion, with a number taking up modeling as a serious career. Designers such as John Kaveke from Kenya and Black Bird Jeans based in Kenya and New York primarily cater to men’s fashion needs.

The Miss World beauty pageant has also contributed towards the growth of fashion in East Africa. The Miss World representatives from East Africa also turn to local designers for dashing outfits to adorn during the grand event.Several fashion-oriented TV shows have also gained popularity in East Africa and at the forefront of these shows are the creative creations of local designers.

Fashion in East Africa has to some extent also crossed over to the political scene. During election campaigns, political aspirants enlist the services of local designers.

The fashion scene in East Africa is undeniably thriving and its growth is only expected to reach greater heights in the near future.