Lounge Nefertiti

The Red Goddess

Red is always been the most fantastic color for everyone. It’s like Black; good for all, and it gives you energy, passion and makes you feel full of life. It’s very rare for girls to dislike Red.

My love for this color stems from the time when I was a student in IIFT, New Delhi. Red made unforgettably striking impression on me. I remember one of my shows in New Delhi in 1994, where, with fascination I beheld a very beautiful model dressed in red velvet saree, she was gorgeous Ashwarya Rai, among all other colors worn by the other women, and she appeared to be unique, standing out in all her splendor. I have never forgotten her. For me she became the Red Goddess.

I think a women dressed in red is always magnificent. In the middle of a crowd, she is the quintessential beauty.

A fantastic color for every skin tone, RED always exudes a luxe feel. In this very powerful color you can set the fashion circuit ablaze any time, be it with a flirty dress for a Sunday brunch or a cocktail sheath dress for a swanky party.

TIP: After wearing red dress, make sure to wear minimal make-up with it and keep your hair away from your face.

Refreshing White

Its true that dark colors do make you slimmer, however, pristine white can also do the same. Part from being the premier color, its also one of my favorite color. White will always remain fashionable, in summers, go for linen and satin, also lycra with tomes of silver.

If you have good height, try cropped chiffon blouse, and satin warp skirt in white. The hue will give you girly and flirty look. Be naughty and wear short blouse and long skirts and let some skin show, and break the color.

On the formal side of dressing, try use of silver threads, metallic embellishments on winter fabrics like matka silk and linen, all fabrics in white, and you will make a strong statement on the podium. Try experimenting two different hues of white, like off white with broken white, in drapes and frills. Silver with white is futuristic and ethnic.

The Black Magic

Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

The “Little Black Dress” in western party-wears or casual wears came into being since 1920-s by the renowned fashion designer Coco Chanel. Women used it as a day-time wear with simple accessories and day make-up. The same dress could be a marvelous evening-wear with sparkling jewelry  and a shade louder make-up. Black is a color that could be contrasted with a wide range of colors.

Black  Party-wear Sarees can be crafted out of printed Georgette. They can also be fashioned out of fine net and crepe. The embroidered Sarees could be perfect for opulent parties or weddings.

Black Casual Sarees are usually in faux Georgette.

Kurtis with long floor-length skirts and trousers looks stunning. Girls prefer black Kurtis with light denim or cotton trousers for parties. Black printed skirts are also elegant casual wears, complemented by white, beige or other light colors. Black with red, blue and purple shades, are stunning concoctions at evening parties.

15 Responses to “Lounge Nefertiti”
  1. Noori says:

    I know Vikram’s love for red, but he is true, Red is color of energy, passion, and romance.
    Sir, I know why your first post was for color RED…. 🙂

  2. Pawan says:

    Have something for Pink, Purple and Green also… they are much much loved colors these days!!!!

    • Pawan, nice to see you on the blog, well talking about Red, its favorite color of mine and rest of Indians, so Red was first, Black and White are basic ingredient for Fashion Designers worldwide for their recipes of garments. So we talked about Black as magic color, and White as refreshing color for body and soul. Later part of-course would be Hues, Tints and Tones of RGB.

  3. Greeeeeeeeat Blog Love the Infomation you have provided me .

  4. Caresse says:

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  5. Janine says:

    hehe. that is an awesome idea! 😀

  6. Neda says:

    On the first sentence it looks like it were correct but if you compare it i cant see the sense in this..

  7. This is a great blog you have here

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