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Wardrobes – Crafting the perfect World for your belongings!

Wardrobe, Almirah, Closet, Cupboard, call it what you will, a home is incomplete without good storage. A well designed home or space, has ample storage area, and allows proper stocking of everything you own. Back in the days, storage was limited to a single door almirah in the bedroom, and some shelves in the living […]

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‘Art of Drafting’ workshop with Designer Janki Prakash

‘People with great Passion can make the impossible happen!’ This quote couldn’t be more true than in the case of Cindrebay’s recent guest lecturer and host of the ‘Art of Drafting’ Workshop, Ms. Janki Prakash. The 27 year old Janki Prakash, who hails from Kozhikode, Kerala is a homeopathic doctor, who was a closet designer. […]

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How to dress this Winter!

Winter is coming. As per usual, Mothers around India are fetching the old suitcases stuffed with sweaters, shawls and jackets from their attics. The same button ups, the same mufflers bought once in Shimla and the polo necks that uncle from Switzerland gifted you that one time! Why and till when? Lets say no to […]

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Story of a Designer : Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra, a man who needs no introduction and one of the bigwigs of the Indian Fashion Industry. A brand, well renowned for eccentric Bollywood costumes as well as elegant regal contour, The Manish Malhotra brand is as diverse as they come! From the humble beginnings of a small time boutique owner, to the top […]

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LULU FASHION FORUM – Fashion in Tier 2 Cities

Small towns and cities in India, have a culture and niche of their own, which they flaunt unabashedly and in fact, with pride. People have more time, deeper connections with friends, relatives and neighbours, meaningful places and favourite spots, colorful festivals and a fashion sense unlike any mega cities. Fashion in Tier 2 cities, is […]

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Theater Story Write Up – Cindrebay Kochi

Cinema and Fashion have a long fruitful relationship in India. One cannot exist without the other. Fashion designers in India, come up with beautiful costumes and designs to suit the characters and lend some reality to a fictional story. Imagine if the costumes didn’t go with the story line or the plot of the movie […]

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FASHION DESIGN : A – Z

Fashion and Style, to each their own, right? What suits one person, might not work well for the other. What personality does one want to convey, what traits does one want to flaunt, what is the mood of the day, all these factors govern our style statement. However, there are certain principles which dictate wardrobe. […]

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The Art of Presentation

I googled the word presentation, and realized that even though it can mean several things, like a powerpoint, or appearance or looking tidy; in the end, it only means one thing – Grooming or developing something to make it look better. They say appearances are deceptive, and you shouldn’t judge people by their looks, and […]

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Fabulous Footwear Facts & Fixes

Dressing up, from head to toe, is a phrase you might’ve heard often. However, why is it, that we continually pay more heed to dressing our tops, and neglect our toes? Feet fashion is not a concept unheard of, but I rarely see people following the basic rules to get their footwear right. No outfit […]

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