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What It Is: The Bridal Bindi

What It Is: The Bridal Bindi

It's arguably one of the most recognized characteristics of Indian makeup and ethnic wear: the bridal bindi. Adorning a bride's face, the bridal bindi is typically found nestled between her brows. While historically the bindi was red and white, the past few years have seen it transform into a unique and completely individualized piece of jewellery, coming in sticker gems of all different colours, shapes and patterns—including . Seriously, you can match one to every outfit!

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Sridevi: How To Get Her Look

Sridevi: How To Get Her Look

August 13 marked the birthday of Bollywood legend and on-screen idol, Sridevi. The starlet has graced our screens and inspired us since her debut in the 1967 Tamil film Kandhan Karunai (when she was only four years old!). While she tragically passed away in February 2018, Sridevi continues to influence Bollywood—and will do so for years to come. We all know she was an amazing actress, but that's not where it stopped. The Queen of Bollywood was also the *queen* of style, with a penchant for rocking gorgeous sarees. Below, we've rounded up some of our favourite Sridevi looks, and...

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What It Is: Hand Painted Batik Silk Saree

What It Is: Hand Painted Batik Silk Saree

If you don't know *exactly* what a Hand Painted Batik saree is, chances are you'd probably recognize one if you saw it, because chances are you've *probably* ogled a hand painted batik saree on Pure Bangalore Silk *at least* once in your life. And if you haven't seen or touched a Pure Bangalore Silk Hand Painted Batik Saree, you should—they're gorgeous! Batik isn't just another fancy word, but refers to an ancient art technique, which uses wax and dyes to create images and (seriously breathtaking) designs on fabric.

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Suhana Khan And the Argument for Color Blocking

Suhana Khan And the Argument for Color Blocking

You may not recognize her name now, but you undoubtedly know (and have swooned over) her dad—Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan. Coming from a family of film royalty, Suhana has had access to stylists and red carpets her entire life, and her time spent in the limelight has clearly paid off. The aspiring starlet covers the August issue of Vogue India, and if we take one thing away from her photoshoot, it's that the young Khan has *style*. One look we couldn't get over? Suhana's pairing of millennial pink and fire engine red in one of *the* best colour blocking looks we've seen in ages.

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Mandira Bedi Designs

Mandira Bedi Designs

Mandira Bedi Designs—the namesake brand of South Asian actress and tv presenter Mandira Bedi—has quickly taken over the designer saree and ethnic wear world. Having worked for years as an actress, on sets and behind the scenes with costume design, Bedi was inspired to create Mandira Bedi designer sarees and share her love of fashion with women around the world. Bedi's designs are known for their geometric shapes and simple lines—with many pieces featuring block print stripes in bold colours.

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