Diwali style tips: Fashion experts on how to crack the celebrity look
Be a patakha this Diwali with tips and tricks from celebrity stylists
Deepika Padukone in a classic Benarasi saree
Dress the part
>> Bring out your brocades, Maheshwaris, Paithanis and Patolas and add a modern touch to your outfit by using contemporary jewellery.
>> Vintage silhouettes are the new modern too.
>> If you are a minimalism, wear an ivory saree in a luxe fabric like organza and style it with diamonds and pearls.
Pic courtesy/Instagram.com/Daniel Bauer
>> Several designers are looking at Mughal silhouettes and motifs for inspiration. To add glitz to the evening, wear a sharara or ijar pants.
>> Go traditional with polki and jadau jewellery, mogra, and alta on your palms.
>> Ditch heels and wear juttis or mojiris.
Maneka Harisinghani, fashion stylist
Athiya Shetty in ijar pants
The day look
>> If styled well, the day look for Diwali, can have as much impact as the night look.
>> The key to looking great is using the right products. Avoid full-coverage foundation and conceal only where needed - the lesser you do, the better your skin will look in the Mumbai heat.
>> Explore and play around with different lip shades, which work well for mornings.
>> Opt for pastel lip colours if you wish to play it safe.
>> If you are adventurous, try soft neon colours in pink and orange, which always look stunning on Indian skin.
>> Finish with a quick, messy top knot.
Florian Hurel, hair and make-up artiste
Daniel Bauer and Florian Hure
The night look
>> Since Diwali is the festival of lights, keep the focus on your eyes and explore products with shimmer particles (think glitter, but 100 times finer).
>> Add some shimmer to your eyelids and create sparkly yet smoky eyes in tones of blue and purple.
>> Even the classic kajal look can be upgraded using a shimmery kajal, again in tones of dark green and red.
>> Keep your hair simple - side-parted, open and wavy.
Daniel Bauer, hair and make-up artiste
Master Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Wavy look
>> Ready your hair for styling with a primer which will nourish it and reduce flyaways. Apply after washing and conditioning, but before you blowdry your hair.
>> Use a generous amount of thickening serum on the strands and a blowdry lotion on the roots. This will help boost volume.
>> To create texture in your hair and achieve that balance between a stylish and messy look, section the hair and use a heat-protective spray, which protects your hair and adds texture and volume, for each section. Set the hair in heated velcro rollers and blow-dry over the head.
>> After the rollers have cooled down, tong the sections where needed. Use medium or large barrelled tongs for the best results.
>> Backcomb the tonged sections. Flip your hair over the head and apply a small amount of texturising clay and a non-greasy serum with your fingers.
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