Gore designer wowed by Fashion Week Show

Lukes Dawson's collection The Boy From Goreville on the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week. 

(Photo:cheap formal dresses)Gore fashion designer Luke Dawson is looking forward to returning home to start creating more clothing after a whirlwind few days showing his label at New Zealand Fashion Week.

”I’m pretty bloody knackered but it’s been awesome. I’ve been like a lost fly in a big city.

”I dropped the girlfriend off at the airport yesterday to come back to Gore and to be honest I could have got on the plane with her.”

Luke Dawson’s collection, called The Boy From Goreville, was on the runway at the New Generation show on the catwalk at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland on Tuesday.

The line features a comic strip drawn by him after he merged his interest in fashion design with his skills in 3D animation.

”It was pretty intimidating putting it out there to start with to be honest but the models looked awesome and it went really well.

”I’ve had some awesome feedback and made some cool connections. The boys from Federation have been looking after me.”

Dawson was spending Thursday at a trade show where he hoped to make more fashion industry connections and meet retailers.

”I’ve had some people say they’re keen to stock my stuff in their stores so that’s pretty awesome.”

Showing his collection at Fashion Week had been a steep learning curve.

”It’s been a really big step up.

”It’s made me realise that if I want to get on with it I just have to get stuck in and I’m pretty keen to do that now.”

He’s keen to return next year to hold his own show

He won’t be giving up his day job just yet though – Dawson works on the slaughterboard at Silver Fern Farm’s Waitane plant.

”In saying that I’ll be back at work next week to get a bit of ribbing from the boys at work.”Read more at:short formal dresses

Onakkodis get a trendy twist this year

Gone are the days when Malayalis preferred the traditional outfits in gold and off-white hues for their Onakkodis. Adding festive cheer to their wardrobes, fashion enthusiasts have now blended floral and kalamkari designs with these traditional outfits, which would appeal even to the uber chic.

While for the ladies, it is fashion meets tradition, the men too are not far behind while making their fashion statement this Onam. We take a look at some of the happening trends in Kerala that is making this festive season a fashionable one too:

Kerala saris with themes on music and nature

Birds, butterflies and flowers have become the popular motifs for designers, especially on the six yards of cotton, silk and tissue saris this Onam. ”Giving a trendy twist to the Onam weaves have always been a creative challenge,” says Maithri Srikant Anand of Vedhika store in Thiruvananthapuram. ”It is a time for us designers to experiment too. This year our preference is the ‘sa re ga ma’ sari weaved in cotton fabric. It’s inspired by Carnatic music and the sari border and pallu will have saptha swaras knitted on them.”

Some of the other popular motifs in this year’s Onam collections, titled Kilivathil include those that evoke nostalgia such as butterflies and dragonflies, she says, adding that patterns inspired by Indian heritages too have takers.

It’s not just saris that are popular as Maithri says, ”Kasavu skirts with capes and crop tops with mural paintings, festive anarkalis and kurtis are also in vogue. Being festive collections, people can also flaunt these onakkodis for other festivals too.”

Thiruvananthapuram-based costume designer Lachu Nallaveetil also points out that floral patterns are making a comeback. ”The most enquiries this season have been for floral patterns. Kerala tissue and semi tissue are the new trending fabrics for the ladies, who now prefer it for half blouses, saris and skirts.”

Like the floral patterns, khadi that has long been the go-to onakkodi fabric too is becoming a hit among the youth. ”Nature themed designs are popular this season. Apart from that Krishna-Radha and Kathakali designs are also preferred by many,” says Sandhya G, a shopkeeper from a popular handloom textile store in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kochi-based designer Sajani Pallath has opted for beautiful hand paintings such as lotus, peacock and the like as patterns for her collections. She says, ”The mundu is paired with heavy mirror work and beads.”

For those, who want to have a trimmed look, a broad patta comes to the rescue, she says, ”The aesthetic effect of the paintings gives them an elegant look.”

Keeping in with the tradition of Onam

Kochi-based designer Sreejith Jeevan has tried to mine tradition for the kasavu saris. ”I have derived inspiration from the pookalam. The imprints have traditional colours such as green and purple that capture the Malayali essence, and also represent the flowers often used in the floral arrangement.”

Designer Sobha Aswin, who is one of the proponents of handloom in Kerala, too has taken inspiration from nostalgic elements. Her collection titled Kalipaatam has toys of yore as motifs – such as tops and manjadi.

”Most of the millennials might not have fiddled with these toys,” she says. ”There is something called Kilukkam petti, which we has threaded bird design and a ghungroo to make it all the more beautiful. We decided to bring this to the fore, as each sari has a story to tell.”

Applique works best

For young designer Divyashree Kamat, the concept of applique has captured her attention. She says, ”The designs we have brought out are maxi kurtis, which highlights applique coupled with beautiful cream and kasavu borders. Youngsters, who want to set their own style can wear these. But for women, who are keen in sticking to kasavu saris, have the bird themed embroidered blouses this time.”

Kalamkari fashion with the hand-painted motifs of music instruments to cave paintings on cotton fabrics, are also among the popular buys these season.

As kalamkari has become quite common these days, Divyashree says they have tried to bring novelty by mixing them with kasavu. ”People have liked it so much that we have been getting recurrent offers for the same designs.”

The mundu too gets a makeover

Not to be left behind, the mundu too is getting due attention in the fashion department. Thread works on the broad kasavu borders of gold and silver seem to the latest addition, says a salesperson from a khadi store.

Sreejith has also incorporated some quirky designs to attire, given that a lot of people still prefer to wear the Kasavu mundu. ”One can pair it with crop top and anti-fit top, and further add to the unusual flavour,” he says.

The menswear would have shirts of varied colours such as maroon, black and navy blue, among many others, and the plackets are tweaked with some contrasting block patterns. ”While many of them won’t prefer the runway style or the other extreme, which is the basic, this one would fall in between both of them,” he says.

Meanwhile, Sajani says that the peacock designs used in linen shirts in her collection also give the Malayali men a completely different style this Onam.

Sprucing up with contrasting colours

Lachu says that women aged between 25 and 40, are now adding a twist of their own to the traditional attires. ”Be it for saris, skirts or blouses, they love the bright colours to contrast their looks. Many also bring in an element of black to their mundu or Kerala saris.Read more at: vintage formal dresses | white formal dresses

Bustling at Stitch


(Photo:red formal dresses)For the second season, Stitch, UBM Fashion’s show for upscale women’s apparel and accessories, was located next to Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The location proved to be ideal for many of the exhibitors at Stitch, who were steadily busy throughout the Aug. 14–16 show.

Fashion Link owner Peter Jacobson and his team were busy working with a mix of returning accounts and new customers for eight European collections.

“They came from all over—from Haiti to Houston,” Jacobson said. “I’m very happy. We are working with only European collections so we had Spring to show. If they don’t write it now, they’re not going to get it.”

Jacobson’s booths had an ideal location right at the entrance of Stitch, but he praised the overall layout of the show, which grouped higher-end collections like his together.

“It makes sense for the customer and it makes it easy for them to shop,” he said.

Business was also brisk at the Nally & Millie, Lola Jeans and Elliott Laurenbooths, according to Stuart Marcher, who represents the three lines in the Julie and Stuart Marcher Showroom in Los Angeles.

Marcher said he was pleased to pick up business at the show, including meeting with buyers from the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

“The location worked out very nicely,” Marcher said. “Showing the right product is also helpful—they like what they’re seeing.”

Rande Cohen, owner of the Rande Cohen Showroom in Los Angeles, had two lines exhibiting at Stitch: Wooden Ships and An Old Soul Jewelry.

At the Wooden Ships booth, buyers came from California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Florida, New York and Arizona. And buyers were writing orders for the sweater and accessories collection.

Retailers were stopping by the An Old Soul Jewelry booth, drawn in by the displays showing layers of hand-crocheted jewelry made with semiprecious stones and freshwater pearls.

Designer and Chief Executive Officer Nicole Shahar was on hand to walk retailers through the collection, which is made in a small studio in Glendale, Calif.

Shahar said she showed at Accessories the Show in Las Vegas for four years before moving to Stitch, when both trade shows were acquired by UBM.

“I love the energy here,” she said. “The buyers are happy.”Read more at:princess formal dresses

When Tiger Shroff saved rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani from oops moment on the ramp

Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff. Disha Pattani recently avoided a major wardrobe disaster at the Lakme Fashion Week’s grand finale. The stage was set for Manish Malhotra’s larger-than-life fashion show and to enhance the sense of glitz and glamour, mirrors hung from the ceiling and paved the floor. And there was the problem. Disha, who was looking every bit a glamorous diva, was in a short dress.

In no time, the video of the M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actress uncomfortably walking off the ramp after being intimated by rumoured beau Tiger Shroff about something being off, flashed the screens of thousands of spectators.

In the video, Tiger walks the ramp first and his startled expression reveals that he suddenly realised what was terribly wrong with the set up mirrored flooring! Later, when Dia Mirza and Sridevi came, they also avoided the ramp since they were in short dresses too.

After the incident, all eyes now are on the organisers and the choreographers of the show for letting this blunder pass. Nayanika Chatterjee, model and grooming expert, who has organised a number of fashion shows herself, says, “It was clearly an oversight, an honest mistake. There seems to be a lack of communication between the actress, designer and the people who were responsible for the set up.

“What usually happens is that the designer sends the stars a few options to wear and she picks the one that best suits her. Here, nobody seems to have told her that it was a mirrored flooring.”Read more at: vintage formal dresses | white formal dresses


The biggest strength of the Lakme Fashion Week is its unrelenting commitment to Indian handloom. Hand-woven and hand-loomed fabric has been the country’s greatest fashion-culture narrative, right from the time Mahatma Gandhi spun his charkha. This fashion week alone and made consistent efforts for over a decade to train the spotlight on Indian textiles and sustainable fashion.

While it all began with one day out of its five days dedicated to heritage weaves, local textiles seem to have become the country’s biggest story now. Almost every designer—whether starting out in her career or ruling the trousseau boxes or even those not making any so-called ‘Indian wear’—experiment a great deal with Indian fabric, weaves and styles of decoration. Benarasi and chikankari have long been staples, but the inventiveness that they are put to use are noteworthy (this season done brilliantly by Sanjay Garg at the sumptuous Royal Opera House). Ikat finds itself always in the black. But lesser-known or -used techniques, such as dabu, pichwai, kalamkari, or malkha, mekhla, sambalpuri or kashida, are coming to the fore.

Last season, Gautam Vazirani of IMG Fashion brought artisans and craftsmen from Kutch to the Jio Gardens, the fashion week venue, and given stalls to meet and interact with whoever was interested.

This season Vazirani hand-picked five designers to collaborate with five artisans supported by the Paramparik Karigar, a crafts enterprise that counts the legendary Ratna Krishnakumar as its chief supporter. Each designer would have to employ one artisan’s work and make chic, high-fashion clothes from it. The results were gobsmacking good.

Bombay girl Anjali Patel Mehta, whose flirty resort label ‘Verandah’ has just wowed Miami Beach fashion week last month, was given Sarfaraz Khatri of Pracheen and his ajrakh hand-blocking with vegetable dyes. Now I am seriously no fan of ajrakh, it reminds me of cheap ethnic bedspreads. But Anjali has enlarged a few motifs and spread them then over her gorgeous silks and dupoins. In subtle colours like grey, indigo, blue and mustard, she used cotton fringes, kimono sleeves and with a little Japanese imagery in boho styles like cropped pants, oversize jackets, kaftans and covers.

I had my eyes on Sreejith Jeevan’s Rouka label ever since the Kerala boy made his debut three seasons ago. Sreejith was given shibori done by Aranya Naturals—a Munnar-based tie-and-dye trust. He used Japanese-style asymmetrical tops, tunic dresses and samurai-inspired skirts as his shapes. Sreejith’s penchant for keeping all his garments around Rs 5,000 will make you kiss Zara goodbye.

Another favourite was Shohel Khatri, whose father Aziz I met at the Kutch stall last season. The Khatris superlative bandhani dot-dyeing made the Delhi-based fashion label Cell Desgn 11.11 famous. Tiny dots are dyed in clusters to make minimal but very special styles. The Pot Plant, an e-tailer label run by the talented Resham Karamchandani and Sanya Suri (who are only one season old at LFW themselves) made trendy jackets, tunics and dresses too.

Designer label ‘Vineet-Rahul’ took Bagh block printing of Madhya Pradesh to slim kurtas and trench coats. And the ‘Poochki’ label by the just-engaged Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla teamed up with master craftsman Bherulal Chippa’s son Vikas to have block-prints in modern animal and floral shapes for their piped dresses, box-pleated pants and panelled skirts.

It was sweet to see the artisans not wait for the designers to come on the runway when their names were announced for the finale bow, they rushed towards the sea of shutterbugs. They are so ready for the world outside.

Left to their own, artisans can only make saris or scarves. Tailoring is alien to them, trends are far removed from their lives. Another albatross is their lack of education, it doesn’t allow them access to stores directly. A fleet of middlemen—as many as five in some garments—eat into their profits. Aziz Khatri’s elder daughter is now learning English so she can speak to clients directly.

If the fashion week can bridge this gap, of taking the craftsmen to designer boutiques (with the assistance of quality fashion designers), we are on the brink of a revolution. Indian textiles will not only be far easily available, they will be a global phenomenon. Internationally, the world is moving toward ‘slow fashion’, clothes that are handmade and must be worn several times over.

Younger Indian consumers don’t find handloom attractive, says Vazirani, hence his choice of new and hip labels. The sari lobby also controls the handloom narrative—it doesn’t allow for the tough-to-make-but-easier-to-sell tunic and trouser silhouette to survive. Last year’s demonetisation has further hit the Paramparik Karigar sales this summer, as budgets are tightened. Several artisans have sold only a handful of items, if at all.

But perniaspopupshop.com is lapping up Anjali Patel Mehta and Safaraz Khatri’s collection. A Kuwaiti boutique chain has placed 300-piece orders for three styles from the Poochki-Vikas Chippa tie-up.

Vikas doesn’t know how much money he will make from this (Poochki says they work on 50:50 profit and will allow him to keep their hand-blocks to make saris and scarves on his own), but he wants to give it all to charity. I ask him to keep putting his earnings back in his business, until he has himself a house, a car and a wife (strictly in that order) and then think of charity.

It’s time for craftsmen to get rich.Read more at:celebrity dresses | formal dresses

Sustainable Fashion Day ends with Blur

Day 2 was the Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week. A sought after name in conscious luxury wear, Anavila, closed the day with her Autumn Winter collection, Blur.

The setting has enormous wrought-iron gates that opened to a solely lit, graveled pathway, set between a peaceful garden. Intriguing music filled the space as the models walked down the pathway in deep olive ensembles, reflecting the hidden greens of the lush, floral garden. The collection built up colour with brown, wine, deep blue and grey as the music moved to stronger notes.

Burgundy stained lips and upheavaled hairdos added a sense of fervent passion into the look. To complement her designs, Anavila crafted beautiful handmade bags that can double as slings. Leafy motifs in silver and gold accessorised the garments in a minimalistic manner.

The designer showcased her designs in a whole new colour palette on saris, trench coats, jackets, pleated trousers and trouser suits. Delicate floral patchwork, khatwa and hand-blockprinting added the romance.

”Blur is my expression that brings out form and subtle design to the forefront of fashion with the unmatched intrigue of black. Black as a colour or the lack of it is probably the only one that connects us to the universe as we see it and my subtle specks of silver and gold lie on the sky bed of black like stars in the sky. I am thrilled and inspired with what has come out,” shares Anavila.

Friends of the designer Dia Mirza, Kalki Koechlin, Sona Mohapatra, Manasi Scott, Ira Dubey, Tillotama Shome, Sonali Kulkarni, Ahana Kumra, Mini Mathur, Mandira Bedi and Auritra Ghosh applauded Blur from the front rows.Read more at:formal dresses online australia | formal wear brisbane

Afghan models show off traditional clothing

Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan’s many ethnic groups.

The audience, about 100 men and women, tightly packed the small space on a recent afternoon, but the mood was as bright as the models’ embroidered tunics and scarves – a scene that would have been unimaginable under Taliban rule.

For the organizer, 22-year-old model and fashion designer Ajmal Haqiqi, putting on the show was worth the risk – despite daily threats of militant attacks in this war-weary capital.

Haqiqi says he was motivated by the desire to show off Afghan culture through the nation’s dazzling abundance of traditional garments and regional costumes. If Afghans regain an awareness of their rich heritage, this could help unite them, he said.

”I told myself, if a suicide bomber attacks us, even if I lose my hands and feet, I will continue on the way that I have chosen,” an exuberant Haqiqi told The Associated Press after the event.

Kabul has seen few fashion shows over the past years, mostly catering to international audiences. Haqiqi’s show was the first all-Afghan enterprise: Afghan models showing Afghan traditional clothing to an all-Afghan audience.

However, the idea of women on display remains mostly taboo in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the 2001 U.S. assault that ousted the Taliban from power after a repressive five-year reign.

Some women still don’t go outside without wearing blue burqas that cover them from head to toe, leaving only mesh over the eyes. Violence against women is still common, and there are reports of women being stoned, executed in public or imprisoned for having affairs with men. Women have even set themselves on fire to escape domestic violence.

Haqiqi’s group, the Haqiqi Modeling Agency, is a relative newcomer on the country’s small fashion scene but he has appeared on national television on various occasions, such as Independence Day, the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz, and the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.

The agency sells the designs under its own ”Haqiqi Brand,” with about 70 percent of the sales going to foreigners and Afghans living aboard.

Atefa Fasihi, 21, joined Haqiqi’s team two years ago and the show was her debut before a live audience. She acknowledged feeling uneasy as heavily armed security guards protected the villa in a western Kabul neighborhood.

”Everybody is scared, but … we are working to promote our Afghan culture, so I foresee a good future,” Fasihi said.

Husna Sadat, who was in the audience, said the prospect of more such shows is exciting. ”If we can change the mentality of our people from all these years of fighting, then I am sure the people can be ready for a better future,” she said.

Kabul has been battered by attacks over recent months, most claimed by the Taliban but some also by an Islamic State affiliate.

Last month, a Taliban suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the same western Kabul neighborhood where Haqiqi’s show took place, an area that is home to several private schools and where many politicians reside. The rush hour attack killed 24 people and wounded 42 others.

And on May 31, the city saw its worst suicide bombing since the Taliban collapse – an attack that killed 150 people and wounded scores.

But it was all smiles at the fashion show.

The male models showed off Afghan variants of the shalwar kameez, the men’s long shirt and pants also known as perahan tunban, with turban, pakul or karakul hats. The women wore colorful gand-e-Afghanis, made from softly flowing and intricately embroidered materials, some with matching scarves.

For Amina Sherzad, also in the audience at Haqiqi’s show last week, the mix of the ethnic garments held a message of acceptance.

”It shows that we can accept each other, a model can be a Tajik or a Hazara but can wear the other’s ethnic clothing,” she said, referring to two prominent ethnic minorities. ”We are the same.”Read more at:celebrity dresses | QueenieAu

Zorpads Founders Launch Company, Look to Extend to Other Categories

Graduating from Harvard Business School might cause some to want to kick off the shoes, but two recent alum looked at that tendency as an opportunity for a viable business. Sprung from what started as a school project, Zorpads, odor-eliminating inserts are being launched by cofounders Taylor Wiegele and Sierra Smith. The pair met at Harvard Business School, where both graduated from in May.

The $5 one-size-fits-all items are sold on the Zorpads site, and between 10,000 and 50,000 units are expected to be sold this year, according to Smith. Once stuck to the insole of a shoe, Zorpads are supposed to last for 60 wearings.

Extending the technology for a variety of types of shoes and for the interior of gym bags are areas being considered for future growth. Wiegele and Smith tested earlier versions at HBS, and finished as semi-finalists in Harvard’s New Venture Competition. That ranking helped to attract the attention of Rough Draft Ventures which is supporting Zorpads with funding and mentoring. RDV cofounder Peter Boyce II noted that the resources at HBS has proved to be a powerhouse for helping early stage founders in launching their startups, pointing to Dia & Co. and Rent The Runway as success stories.

In early October, the General Catalyst-led RDV and Guy Oseary’s and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures will be helping Forbes with the Global Change The World Competition at Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston. The winner with the best scalable business idea will walk away with $500,000 in financial support. David Fialkow, cofounder and managing director of General Catalyst, is an ardent supporter of Forbes Under 30 Summit, having described it as “a global beacon for entrepreneurship.”

The fashion sector is not entirely new for either Zorpads cofounder. Smith interned at a start-up that focused on high-end emerging designers and Wiegele interned at Target. She is currently based in New York and he is working out of Los Angeles. They are selling their shoe-enhancing liners in five-packs, 25-packs or as a subscription service. They claim this is the first time that the NASA-tested odor-eliminating material, which is sourced from another company, is being used for consumer purposes as an adhesive activated carbon cloth on a rayon substance, they said.Read more at:QueenieAu | cheap formal dresses

This Danish Countess Opened One of the Biggest Shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Walking into the Saks Potts show at Copenhagen Fashion Week last Thursday, the room was buzzing. Cute plastic “SP” logo beach bags were gifted to Erin Wasson, Emily Weiss, Veronika Heilbrunner, and others in the front row. The runway was sky blue and flanked by curtains printed with that monogram, and the sounds of beach waves wafted from the speakers. When the first model walked out, many of the locals cheered and clapped excitedly for her. But it wasn’t a Danish It girl like Pernille Teisbaek or top model Caroline Brasch Nielsen. Rather, it was an older woman with slick-straight hair, pouty lips, and a tan to rival that of Donatella Versace. Her name, as this unknowing American would find out later, is Countess Catherine (Cath) Alexandrine Danneskiold-Samsøe, and she’s a member of the noble family that once ruled the island of Samsøe in Denmark.

Danneskiold-Samsøe looked undeniably fabulous in her oversize sunglasses and opulent pink-striped fox fur coat, and she worked the runway like a pro. Barbara Potts and Cathrine Saks would later explain that they chose her because they admire her bold style and fearlessness when it comes to dressing according to her mood, even if that means looking a little bit over-the-top from time to time. The countess is known throughout the country for her love of luxury and playing it up for the paparazzi and party photographers when she’s in socialite mode. “I was aware that Saks Potts approached me because of my personality, my image, and my attitude,” Danneskiold-Samsøe told Vogue. “We agreed that I would remain myself without being styled like the other models, so I wore my hair and makeup like I would on any ordinary day.”

Danneskiold-Samsøe modeled in the ’70s and ’80s (making her more than old enough to be her fellow catwalkers’ mother) and later ran a contemporary art gallery. She also was the head of a fashion communication business, and is now focused on being an art curator and editor in chief of a local publication titled Beredskab, dedicated to articles on Danish security and defense. “I was so flattered when Barbara and Cathrine asked me to be in the show,” Danneskiold-Samsøe said. “But being a public person who works in both art and journalism, I am very protective when it comes to my image, and I want to bring integrity to any project that I sign up for.” She added, “I am not afraid of being on the stage in the spotlight, but if my look didn’t fit my personality and age, I would have felt ridiculous and uncomfortable. The big fox fur coat certainly matched my personality!”

Danneskiold-Samsøe’s appearance underscored the playful sophistication of the Saks Potts brand as a whole. “They are unpretentiously sexy and modern, but spiced up with a vintage feel,” Danneskiold-Samsøe said. “I think Barbara and Cathrine always have sparkling energy in their collections. They are educating Danish women on how to be effortlessly chic and have a ‘feeling fab’ type of energy while doing so.” Here’s hoping age diversity continues on the runways at New York Fashion Week next month.Read more at:celebrity dresses | formal dresses

DIY Quick Banana Face Pack to Moisturize Dry Skin

banana pack 

(Photo:queenieau.com)Dry skin can get itchy and irritated very easily as it does not retain any moisture which makes it look stretched and flaky. If you are someone who has dry skin naturally, you constantly need to care for it by using hydrating serums and moisturizing creams and when you skip these, your skin reacts by becoming extra dry. However, it is important you also consider natural ingredients for your skincare as these can also fix issues like dry skin by moisturizing from within without any side-effects. They also do not cost a bomb like many creams. Here is a banana face pack that is perfect for dry skin. Try this out.

Take a banana, preferably one that is slightly overripe. Now, take a bowl and mash this banana in it. You can use your fingers or a spoon to do this. Now pour a spoonful of honey in it which will add more moisture to this pack. Banana helps moisturizing your skin from within and honey locks it in. Mix the two ingredients well to form a gooey paste.

Now use your fingers to apply it evenly on your face. This pack should be kept for 10 minutes at least and then you can wash your face with water. Don’t use soap as it can lower the effects. Just pat your skin dry and then apply a sunscreen. This will intensely moisturize your skin and keep it supple for long.

You can use this face pack every alternate day if your skin is too dry or every week if you feel it is too rich for you. The banana and honey combo will wonders for your skin and make it glow as well after a few weeks. So skip all those creams and try this pack today.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses