22-year-old Sharmila Nepal’s career as a model began when she joined the lineup of the seventh season of the ‘En Vogue’ finalists. After winning the ‘Most Talented’ title at the competition, Nepal has gone on to walk multiple runways and has been featured in adverts for different brands. A second year BBA student and a model manager, Nepal mentions that she didn’t really think much about fashion before she attended a workshop at House of Fashion but now, she is very conscious of what she’s wearing and wants to present herself in the most flattering light possible. Here, she opens up to The Week about her style and fashion preferences.
Now that the sustainability wave has hit us in various aspects of our lives, it’s high time we figure out how to incorporate sustainability into our fashion and style. Fashion is often seen as unethical, polluting or anti-environment (we have heard activists disrupting fashion shows, protests against fur, fast fashion, etc.).
Orient fashion as a trend is nothing new but it isn’t a style that many consider to be fashionable. And it can be quite tricky to get it right as well. But 21-year-old Ojaswi Shrestha, stylist and designer based in Kathmandu, claims that oriental fashion is very stylish and can really up your dressing game.
Vagya Kachhapati has been modeling since her high school days. The 19-year-old rising modeling star joined the industry after becoming the runner-up of House of Fashion’s En Vogue series in 2017 and has, till date, featured in numerous advertising campaigns and walked equally many runway shows.
Formal occasions call for dressing up but in Nepal formal wears are limited to elaborate saris and lehengas. Dressing formally for work or western formal attire isn’t generally taken into account. It was to tackle this that Sunita Acharya and Shrija Shrestha launched Lady Boss early this year.
Most of us are guilty of decorating our homes when we first move in and then doing nothing to it till something breaks down and needs replacing. And even then we try to get by with the bare minimum. But home décor needs to evolve and change.
Jewelry has always been a big part of our ensemble, be it at weddings or formal events. But these days, however, especially among the younger generations, jewelry made of inexpensive metal, stones, and beads are more popular than items made from silver or gold.
Ever since she was a child, Dongaa, the sole operator of the online-based lifestyle store My Ama Wore That, has loved dressing herself in vintage clothing. Although she launched the Instagram account for My Ama Wore That late last year, Dongaa has been buying, wearing and selling vintage clothing for more than seven years now.
You can often change the look and feel of a room dramatically just by rearranging the furniture. For instance, if the first thing you see when you walk into your living room is the back of the couch, it tends to get dull after a while.
It’s very convenient to reach for a pair of jeans and a t-shirt when you are getting ready for the day. And, to be honest, we get it. Not only is the ensemble easy to put together, but it’s super comfortable and quite chic looking too. There are ways you can elevate your style quotient while sticking to the basic jeans and t-shirt combo. The Week brings you some ways you can spice things up.
The key to fashion is balance. And nowadays it looks like no one can pull of fashion better than the Koreans. Thanks to the Hallyu wave that paved the way for Korean fashion and K-pop to spread all over the world, there is no dearth of fashion inspiration online.
Studies suggest messy people are smarter but then studies have also shown that women who live in cluttered spaces are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But for those of us with busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean is a task that requires a lot of persistence and patience. There’s a way to go about it: Become a minimalist.
If you stumble upon artist Ashim Shakya’s recent works, we wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was a film poster for a dark dystopian movie, perhaps the prequel to Apocalypse Now. Shakya specializes in graphic illustrations he categorizes as surreal but based on reality. And what’s more, Shakya is also a musician.
Dresses are probably the most fuss free and easy to wear clothing item. You don’t have to worry about putting a whole outfit (with multiple layers and pieces) together, just throw on a dress and head out. But, while doing this, a lot of people downplay dress’ potential as a versatile piece of clothing. Here are some tips to help you style your dresses better.
Decorating your home in a sustainable, eco friendly approach is the need of the day. However, sustainable décor doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. It just means you decorate in a way that ensures a lighter footprint on the planet and a healthier home. Here are some simple ways in which you can give sustainable décor a shot. We guarantee it’s not that difficult.
A living space is a culmination of the tastes, ideas and preferences of all the people in that household. From the colors of the walls to how you choose to style your sofa cushions, it’s all about making a statement. However, most of us opt for something modern and western, perhaps things we have seen in films and media to style our abode. If we look at our own traditions and culture, the aesthetics are one of the finest in the world.
When there are a zillion things that need to be done and just so many hours in a day, looking painlessly put-together and fashionable all the time can seem next to impossible. I often find myself wondering how some people I know are able to do it. But chic women aren’t superhuman – they are just well prepared. Or so I’m come to understand. Today, I’m here to share some style secrets that I’ve gleaned off some very stylish women I know.
We all want to look good and style ourselves better but finding (and refining) personal style can be a struggle. The impact of personal style goes beyond making a good impression. Being stylish is also about having confidence in yourself and feeling good in what you wear. Though fashion bloggers and stylists make it look so simple, it can be tricky to know how to put together a perfect ensemble. However, we have taken notes from a few of our favorite style geniuses and made some inferences ourselves.
Winter has us bundling up in layers. The woolen sweaters and down jackets are what keep us warm and snug. But cleaning, storing, and maintaining these winter clothing items can sometimes be quite a problem.
Dressing up is so much simpler during the summer months when you can slip on a cotton dress and a pair of sandals or simply a pair of jeans and t-shirt and be ready to head out the door in a matter of minutes. Getting ready for parties and formal events too require minimal effort. In the winter months though you might feel like dressing up nice and good is pointless since you end up pulling on a bulky coat or jacket on top of everything you wear anyways. But Ramila Nemkul, founder of Kasa, says you needn’t give style a toss during the colder season. And here she tells us how you can brave the cold while looking your stylish best.
We often choose warmth over style while dressing during winter. But if you are up to date on seasonal trends and fashion week features, you can incorporate some trendy items into your ensemble and look stylish without compromising on the warmth of your usual winter attire. Here are some popular winter trends from the Fall/Winter Collection 2018-19 that we think you need to brush up on to know what to fill your winter wardrobe with. And as the days get colder you will want to bundle up so it’s become even more important to know and understand how you can look good despite having to put warmth before style.
BANEPA, Nov 25: “It is a unique style of oil massage which strengthens the body and mind of a newborn. It has gained popularity in Europe but is being forgotten in its native land,” says Nasma Scheibler Shrestha.
While no body shape is anything short of beautiful, some people believe that certain clothes and outfits make them feel glamorous and confident as it suits their body type by accentuating or hiding certain parts of their bodies that they are or aren’t comfortable with.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Former prime minister and senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML has expressed his dissatisfaction over the working style of the government saying that the government has not done anything more than just talking about economic prosperity.
Manish Khadgi had been working as a photographer for the past six years – a fashion photographer for the last few years at that – when he decided to launch his own fashion brand. The driving force behind this was the fact that Khadgi saw a lack of quality fashion clothing for men in the country. And so, Ramp was born. Though the clothing brand, Ramp, was initially focused on catering to men and bringing about some much-needed change in men’s fashion, Khadgi quickly decided not to cater exclusively to men and included clothes for women in their fashion line as well.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: When it comes to home décor, the task is absolutely incomplete without decorating the walls. Although the idea of home décor was limited to the high class societies of Nepal in the past, it has been influencing people in high numbers today.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The reconstruction of the historic Ranipokhari in Kathmandu is to be done as per the architectural style and form prevalent during the time of king Pratap Malla in the medieval period.
Colors entice, cuts seduce, trends beckon; it’s hard not to be tempted by the chic stores and glittering malls scattered across our capital. However, for some, even a pocketful of cash and a resolve to shop lead to a dead end. “Sorry, we don’t have your size.” It’s perhaps the most dreaded phrase that can be uttered in a store. Yet many are subjected to it every single day.
Whether it’s a dress, top, shirt or tunic, statement shoulders can do wonders to your look if styled right, say experts. Here are some tips for a perfect fashion statement to flaunt your shoulders:
When it comes to fashion tips, it sometimes seems that everyone has tried-and-tested style advice they absolutely swear by. Some are useful, while others not so much. With that in mind, we have gathered some styling tips from the best: designers, lifestyle experts and, of course, our stylish friends. With these gems, you will be well on your way to living your most stylish life.
KATHMANDU, June 28: Two Japanese -- Takeda Chiaki and Gyotoku Koji- who have been observing Nepali football since more than a year, drew a conclusion that there is no short of talents in Nepali players but there is lack of proper instructor and coaching system to sharpen their skills.
In this gloomy season with frequent rainfall, not many people are enthusiastic and they care less to try out different styles and fashion. Feeling lazy and not wanting to dress up is not surprising at all.
HONG KONG, June 1: Former Manchester United defender Viv Anderson believes Jose Mourinho will look to return to the club's traditional footballing values after securing a Champions League place in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.
Fashion designer Tenzing Yangkyi believes fashion should be about comfort and quality, which is why her fashion label, Teyang, focuses mainly on those things while being swanky and classy designing at the same time. Her designs also take on a minimalistic approach to fashion and it is suitable for everyday wear as well as formal occasions. The best thing is that her designs have no age bar – it caters to women of all ages.
If you are thinking of changing your look for the summer, then a fresh new haircut might be just what you need. But it can be pretty challenging to decide on a style. The Week is here to help. We bring you some hairstyles that are currently in vogue and being sported by celebrities too.
BIRTAMODE, Feb 1: Host Jhapa XI stormed into the semifinals of Rumpum Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament on Wednesday after a 4-0 thumping win against visiting Far-west XI at the Domalal Stadium in Birtamode, Jhapa.
POKHARA, Sept 10: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN), Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has affirmed that his new Party does not follow the old pattern of other traditional parties rather embraces a new modus operandi.
The glamorous world of fashion can be vicious at times, especially when you don’t fit in its mold. Its ever-growing body image issues and how it impacts the way women, and even men, feel and dress in their day-to-day lives are still hot topics of debate. However, fortunately we can find some who are campaigning to break the body image stereotypes within the industry. Motivated by their own personal experiences, we see many bloggers paving the way for fashion enthusiasts with different body types.