Bright yellow hue is not among the easy colours to pull off but Kareena Kapoor Khan slayed it in an all-yellow ensemble. The actress, whose fashion is only getting better with age, wore this attire for Rajeev Masand's show. Her
Tara Sutaria also made a groovy entry for the song launch event of her upcoming movie, 'Student Of The Year 2', which also stars Ananya Panday and Tiger Shroff in the lead. She looked stunning in her separates, which came
Ananya Panday is all geared up for her debut movie, 'Student Of The Year 2'. She has been promoting her movie with co-stars Tara Sutaria and Tiger Shroff and has been giving us fashion goals. Her latest ensemble from the
Kajol upped her traditional avatar with this Punit Balana ensemble, which she wore for the Joyalukkas event. Her attire was minimally done but her look was towards the elaborate side. Kajol's overall look was beautifully balanced by her stylist, Radhika
Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma were spotted at the airport and they both looked awesome in their fuss-free avatars. The divas flaunted the basic airport outfits and looked effortlessly stylish. While Deepika's look was impeccable, Anushka's look was more casual.
Sonali Bendre's recent outdoor style was simple and inspiring. She wore something that was breezy and offered respite from the heat. Her ensemble was highlighted by soothing hues and Sonali was all smiles as the shutterbugs clicked her. Let's decode
Kubbra Sait looked gorgeous as she graced the coffee table book launch of the jewellery designer, Farah Khan Ali. She wore a dress for the occasion, which we thought was enhanced by nuanced details. She kept her look and styling
It seems as if green has become the reigning airport colour of the day. First, we saw Kangana Ranaut in her minty green sari and now Mouni Roy was spotted at the airport in a bright green traditional outfit. Her
‘She goes back to work and her house and family all but collapse in protest.’ Teri Garr and Michael Keaton in Mr Mom (1983). Photograph: 20th Century Fox/Kobal/Rex/ShutterstockLast week you wrote about the popular trope of the hot but horrible man. Is there a similarly widespread but misleading stereotype for female characters that bleeds into real life? Charlotte, by emailVery glad you asked, Charlotte, because there are many female stereotypes from pop culture that people either take far too literally or too much for granted: the up-for-it younger woman, the desperate single woman, the daffy mother, the embittered old crone (consider those your four ages of womanhood, ladies). But one in particular has for too long got a free pass: the guilty working mother.It is now taken as such a given that a mother who works will feel guilty – how dare she not take her darling to the playground every day? – that even the phrase “guilty working mother” feels tautological. She’s a working mother: of course she feels guilty! If I listed all the examples from movies and TV shows it would probably fill the internet, from Teri Garr in Mr Mom, who goes back to work and her house and family all but collapse in protest, to Sarah Jessica Parker in I Don’t Know How She Does It, crying in the street because she missed her child’s first haircut.> Framing the subject of whether a mother works or not as 'a debate', as if women have a choice, is a privileged positionI’m rather bemused by the tenacity of this trope because, despite going back to work full-time when my twins were four months’ old, I have never felt any guilt. Ever. Nada. None. And at least some of the reasons why were answered by a rather extraordinary column that ran last weekend.The article was headlined “Why do we work so hard to avoid our children?”, which is odd because I thought women work to earn a living. The article continues in that vein, written by a woman who now so bitterly regrets not having spent more time with her kids when they were little that she suggests being a working parent will one day be seen as negatively as being a racist. Don’t ask me to explain, I don’t have the time: I’m a busy working mother.Anyway, the column makes the argument that families could just opt to be “a bit poorer” instead of having two working parents. Now, let us leave aside that this argument doesn’t exactly work for single parents or those for whom “a bit poorer” is less of a quaint lifestyle choice (only one ski holiday this year, kids, sorry!) and more the difference between paying the rent and not. Let us also leave to the side the weariness that comes from a writer extrapolating from their very personal experience to make a point about “all mothers”, as well as the yet to be answered wish that, one day, someone would write an article about motherhood that doesn’t casually demonise other mothers’ choices. Let’s instead take it for granted, as the writer does, that columns like this are addressed to women like me, middle-class women who work and have a partner who also works.There are many possible reasons a woman works: she probably needs the money because the family can’t survive on one salary. She may love her job. She knows that while young parenthood is intense, it is brief, and soon the kids will be at school full time, and it is not easy for a 40- or 50-year-old woman to re-enter the workplace. She might want financial independence and to know that she’d be OK if her partner died, was made redundant, or they broke up. Perhaps she finds that not working is bad for her mental health and she needs time away from home to be a better mother. And maybe she thinks there is no reason she should feel guilty about any of this when no one expects the same of her partner. Consider all of these reasons fully ticked by me, which is why I don’t feel guilty for working, and never will.Of course some working mothers do feel guilty. It is also true some women don’t even have the option of feeling guilty and have to stop working when they have kids, either because of their family or their work situation, just as many don’t have the option to not work. So framing the subject of whether a mother works or not as “a debate”, as if women have a choice, is a privileged position. But this assumption that working mothers should feel guilty is so clearly unhelpful to women, just as it is to suggest a woman who doesn’t breastfeed, or needs a C-section, or an epidural, should feel like a failure. All of these things are completely fine. Really, it’s enough to make you suspect that none of these things are actually about what is best for kids and are just ways to make women feel bad about themselves, isn’t it? Surely not!
Kangana Ranaut stepped out in style and brought back her strong sari game. The seasoned actress was spotted at the airport in a soft green sari that totally exuded soothing vibes. Her sari came from the label, Suta and her
Katrina Kaif was spotted recently and she looked effortlessly awesome. She made a strong case for wardrobe basics and inspired us to pick the simplest of outfits from our wardrobe. Her attire was humble but she looked smart. Well, Katrina
Parineeti Chopra flaunted sporty style for the wrap-up party of her upcoming movie with Sidharth Malhotra, 'Jabariya Jodi'. She kept it simple sans any frills and fancies and which is what we liked about her look. She gave us a
Khushi Kapoor was recently spotted at the special screening of 'Kalank'. Janhvi's younger sibling taught us how to jazz up the wardrobe basics. She wore a humble outfit but her ensemble was every inch eye-catching. Take a look at her
Alia Bhatt looked pretty in her white suit, which she wore for the special screening of 'Kalank'. Her attire was breezy and offered respite from the heat. It was a light wear, perfect for festive occasions and Alia looked a
Amrita Arora's casual outfit was totally on point and she looked classy. Her attire exuded comfy vibes and was dipped in soothing earthy hues. It was a simple ensemble and Amrita carried herself ever so gracefully. Let's decode her ensemble
Kanika Kapoor opted for a Masaba sari for the reality show, The Voice. The singer/ songwriter looked gorgeous in her sari and gave us contemporary sari goals. Her attire was beautifully draped and the styling was also impeccably done. Let's
Alia Bhatt's upcoming movie, 'Kalank' is soon to be released and the actress has been giving us oodles of fashion goals with the promotion of her movie. She looked gorgeous in her sari, which was by Tarun Tahiliani and the
Khushi Kapoor was spotted recently in red separates and she looked a class apart. Janhvi's younger sibling proved to us that her fashion sense is as awesome as Janhvi's. She looked pretty and gave us a perfect date dress. Let's
Diana Penty radiated chilled-out vibes as she was spotted in Juhu. She looked amazing in her ensemble and gave us casual outfit goals. The actress wore separates and with this, gave us a solution to beat the heat. Let's decode
Kalki Koechlin's off-duty dress certainly caught our attention. The actress was out taking a dog for a walk and she was papped. Kalki posed cheerfully for the shutterbugs and gave us a dress goal for a warm Sunday afternoon sauntering.
‘Get off me, you filthy animal.’ (Posed by a model.) Photograph: FXQuadro/Getty Images/iStockphoto Beards have a mixed reputation – men with beards are more attractive, said one study last year, yet 43% of women would not sleep with a man with a beard, according to another. Now, a report says men with beards carry more germs in their facial hair than dogs carry in their fur. These are the same dogs that eat discarded chicken bones off the pavement. The sample size of the study in question was small – 18 men were tested against 30 canines of varying breeds – and other studies have found evidence to the contrary (the faces of bearded health workers tend to harbour fewer dangerous bacteria than clean-shaven faces, found one). Nonetheless, this feels like a good time to ask beard experts for advice on keeping your bristles cleaner than a cockapoo. “You should wash your beard hair like you wash the hair on your head,” says Joth Davies, the founder of Savills Barbers in Sheffield. He recommends washing and conditioning “whenever you shower”. You could, he says, use the same products you use on your hair – “it’s not going to hurt it” – but specialised products are better. Stevie Warwicker, the store manager at the Marylebone branch of Ruffians, a small chain of barbers, thinks washing and conditioning every other day or a few times a week is enough. “It’s like [head] hair, so it will dry out if you overcompensate,” she says. Scrubs are also useful to exfoliate the skin underneath facial hair, which can become dry – beard dandruff is very much a thing. It is more of a problem, says Davies, the longer your beard. Scrubs “will help to get all the loose skin and rejuvenate”, says Warwicker. But, again, don’t overdo it – “two to three times a week is fine”. They agree that moisturising daily with a beard oil or balm is important, although that seems to be about giving the beard vitality rather than making it sanitary. Does brushing help? “It depends what they’ve eaten,” jokes Warwicker. “It wouldn’t necessarily help for hygiene purposes, but for styling purposes it would definitely help.” If all that sounds like too much, pognophobes and owners of dirty beards can take solace from yet another study, which found that certain beard bacteria could possibly be developed into antibiotics.
Katrina Kaif looked delightful in her red dress, which we thought was an OOTD. The actress was dressed for the show, Quick Heal Pinch by Arbaaz Khan and looked glamorous. The dress was fun, flirty, and feminine and Katrina had
Recently, Tamannaah Bhatia graced a make-up event and looked absolutely beautiful. She notched up her fashion game with this electric blue dress by Manika Nanda. The actress looked awesome and inspired us to party. Let's decode her outfit and look
Kriti Sanon looked gorgeous in her all-white ensemble, which exuded comfy vibes. The actress was snapped at the airport and she looked smart as ever. The actress gave us a slightly refreshing outfit to look forward to but not something