B’town royalties marked their attendances at some of the most prestigious events this year and left us impressed with the fashion choices they made while treading the carpet rolled out in their honor. Traditional separates, haute couture, kaftans, and ensembles unique in conception - all made a striking appearances in front of the shutterbugs. Having witnessed an array of stars putting their stylish feet forward through the year, we pick 10 ensembles that made a statement and carried in them, a distinctive fashion flavor.
Sruthi Jayadevan, from Dallas, Texas, is frequently pictured on social media donning sparkling bindis, colourful saris, and ornate nose rings.
Meghan Markle is no woman to shy away from bringing up issues about equality and identity, as she opened up about being a biracial actress in a piece in December last year. In an article titled ‘How Periods Affect Potential’, the actress talks about the stigma girls and women face in developing countries simply for having their periods.
An Indian palace/hotel has been revealed as TripAdvisor users’ favourite place to stay in the world. Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur has won the coveted 2016 Travellers’ Choice award from the popular online reviews site. Standing high above the desert capital of Jodhpur amid 26 acres of gardens, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences.
The capital of West Bengal, bordering with Bangladesh in the North of India, Kolkata (as Calcutta) was one of the British Empire’s most important cities – and it remains a bustling metropolis today with faded period architecture, bags of history and giant trees lining the roads. It’s busy: Like all of India’s cities, Kolkata is a bustling hive of activity. It’s safe: My taxi driver explains in roundabout English that we don’t have to worry about walking the streets of Kolkata.