Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Thursday, December 26, 2013

FEMINA MISS INDIA 2014 - Lucknow Audition

The Lucknow audition for the FEMINA MISS INDIA 2014 details:
Audition Date: 8th Jan 2014
Venue: Hotel Golden Tulip, Lucknow
The girls are required to carry the following things for the audition:
  • Singlet / Ganji
  • Denim Hot Pants /Shorts
  • Black Cocktail Dress
  • Stelleto
The girls are required to do their own make up.

So girls gear up and put your best foot forward!
All the best...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mr. India United Nations is now MR. COSMIC INDIA

mr & Miss Cosmic India

Mr. India United Nations pageant organized by our (me and Anuj Singh) company MELANGE Events is now being renamed as MR. COSMIC INDIA.
When we took the franchise of MR. WORLD UNITED NATIONS in the year 2012 it was obvious then the national pageant was called the Mr. India United Nations.
The first edition of the contest i.e, Mr. India United Nations 2012 contest was a major success and we got tremendous response from all the stakeholders including the participants, the corporate(sponsors), media and the international pageant organizers.
This year we thought of adding some more franchise in our portfolio so that we can groom and send more than one delegates to represent India at the various international pageants.
This is when we decide to change the name to MR. COSMIC INDIA making it more generic. Though we changed the name, the DNA of the contest remains the same i.e, to organize an event that gives the young and dynamic males a platform to voice their choice and represent India at the international contest and win it too.
So every one welcome to MR. COSMIC INDIA.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

17 years old half-Indian & half-Australian model is now the Victoria Secret Angel..

Kelly Gale

KELLY GALE is now the Victoria Secret Angel.  This daughter of half - Indian and half Australian parents is only 17 years old and stands almost 5'10,  has already started her career in Paris as a International model.. she recently walked the catwalk for Chanel. 
Kelly was scouted in a Goteborg cafe in 2008. Only 13 years old then, her potential was never in doubt.
And as a Victoria Secret Angel she surely has added stunning feather in her hats(rather everywhere).

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Eco Fashion Week India 2014

eco fashion week india

There is no limit to human ingenuity and creative thought. This is especially evident in the always-innovative, always-evolving fashion industry.
Bringing in $300 billion a year in revenue, one might wonder what it takes to make it so successful. As it turns out, quite a lot: the resources of healthy ecosystems—fresh water, clean air, robust biodiversity, productive land—and the stability of just societies. So as the third most environmentally damaging industry in the world, its time for the fashion industry people to initiate, implement and promote the kind of sustainability necessary for their long-term viability.
Therefore MELANGE Events presents:

eco fashion week india 2014

Eco Fashion Week India will serve as a platform to inform and inspire the fashion-conscious, and sustainable-minded, alike, in a way that harmonizes beauty and the environment. After all, innovation in fashion - the future of chic – is inextricably linked to innovation in, well, sustainability.
eco fashion week india - highlight

We invite you to be a part of ECO FASHION WEEK INDIA to provoke and perpetuate our collective desire for a thriving world. We promise you won’t be alone: with more than 500 global VIP guests, buyers, designers, stylists, photographers, and media, attending EFWI.
And while you may only see us for just 3 short days, twice a year, EFWI shall  be continually and feverishly, provoking, challenging, and propelling all aspects of the fashion industry, towards ensuring solutions that balance ecology, society, and culture.

So, we look forward to collaborate with you to  encourage people to examine, explore, and question the world around them, in an accessible, engaging way. 

Lets start the collaboration with your comments and suggestions.

For further details contact us at ecofashionweekindia@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Search for Miss India 2014 begins..

Femina Miss India contest is considered as the most prestigious beauty pageant in India that provides a platform to the young and aspiring girls to be 'a  woman of substance' who can  influence the people's thought, action and mind.
We (duo Basant Anuj) are privileged to be officially associated with the Femina Miss India 2014 contest for the scouting of the talents in Uttar Pradesh.
Contrary to the popular imagination of U.P. being a conservative state when it comes to glamour and fashion, its girls have always made their presence felt at the contest. Many of them gave the tough fights to the winners and few won the contest as well.
Here are the list of girls from Uttar Pradesh, who had been the finalist/winners of the Femina Miss India Contest in the past 20 years. 
Smita Sharma, Miss India 1993, 4th Position
Smita Sharma, Miss India 1993, 4th Position
Annie Thomas, Miss India 1997, Finalist
Annie Thomas, Miss India 1997, Finalist
Annie Thomas, Miss India World 1998
Annie Thomas, Miss India World 1998
Anukriti Srivastava, Miss India 1999, Finalist
Anukriti Srivastava, Miss India 1999, Finalist

Priyanka Chopra, Miss India World 2000
Priyanka Chopra, Miss India World 2000
Rupali Yadev, Miss India 2005, Finalist
Rupali Yadev, Miss India 2005, Finalist 
Romil Srivastava, Miss India 2007, Finalist
Romil Srivastava, Miss India 2007, Finalist
Prachi Mishra, Miss India Earth 2012
Prachi Mishra, Miss India Earth 2012
Zoya Afroz, Miss India International 2013
Zoya Afroz, Miss India International 2013

So all you girls from Uttar Pradesh, if you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss India, send in your entries to missindiaorganization@gmail.com or dabc.global@gmail.com.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The first look of Khadi Winter/Festive Collection by 'IN SYNC - basant anuj'

Here is the first look of our upcoming KHADI Collection 'CUTTING CHAI' that celebrates the spirit of the tea stall along the road side.
Cutting Chai

Media Coverage by Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Friday, August 30, 2013


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A splash of urban existentialism against effervescent patterns of art is what donned the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive ’13, where designer Karishma Jamwal showcased her latest collection “Between Smudged Lines” under her very own label “Lotus Sutr”.

A seamless blend of the bold and the beautiful, with graphics that stood out yet mingled with smudged water colour paints, Karishma Jamwal’s collection had been inspired by Jill Ricci’s art form of harmonious coexistence. The palette varied from sky blues to mustard browns to sunset oranges and tangerine with draped jackets and floor length togas. Fringed detailing and an urban bohemian feel completed the look.

Speaking about the collection, Karishma said that it would appeal to the younger generation as well as the more mature middle aged women, in fact anyone who could appreciate the magic art could create on fabric.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vote for Akash Kapoor - Participant New Faces 2013

Name:  Akash Kapoor
Height: 5.10feet
Age:     24yrs
City:    Lucknow, India 

Akash Kapoor

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are you ready to be the Fresh Faces 2013

This is an era where the youth now looks to getting into the entertainment industry more than any other profession. Thousands of youngsters today want to become a model or an actor and look forward to opportunities. To provide a platform to the models Modelmanagement.com is organizing Fresh Faces 2013.  Fresh Faces is an international modeling event which recognizes models from all across the globe which will be coming to India as New Faces 2013.
The 2013 edition of Fresh Faces finals will be held in the breathtaking city of Barcelona.
Currently it is active in 42 countries in 2013 and works in partnership with some of the best known international modelling agencies in the various countries, such as Esee, Central Models, Fotogen and ModelKarma, representing and discovering models including Isabeli Fontana, Claudia Schiffer and Sara Sampaio has a top-class panel of international expert judges to select the final winners.
Savio Sequeira, CEO, Percept Sports and Entertainment( the company that is executing the event) said, “The increasing recognition of Indian Fashion designers and styles is making Brand India fashionable. The Indian look is grabbing eyeballs not just on ramps in the country but also in the fashion capitals of the world. Why should Indian Models be left behind? Percept Sports and Entertainment is excited to come on board as partner with Model Management to kick off the India chapter of New Faces as part of the worldwide Model hunt contest 'Fresh Faces'. It's a fantastic opportunity for all those aspiring to be on the cover of a leading Fashion Magazine or walk the ramps in Milan – who can now make that dream a reality. Go on, Get discovered!”
Modelmanagement.com Fresh Faces 2013 Contest
Click here to apply for the Fresh Faces 2013 Contest

Andreas von Estorff, Founder & CEO - modelmanagement.com adds “We are very excited to start this global modelling contest in India with our partner Percept. There is so much great undiscovered talent in India and we believe that the demand for Indian models will increase dramatically within the next years, placing Indian Super Models right at the top with the Bollywood Stars or Cricket Players. The fashion and modelling industries will be scrutinizing India's New Faces at the Fresh Faces Grand Final in Barcelona where they will compete for a World title against models from other 40 countries.
 “Having said that, beauty is everywhere and there is a 'long tail' demand for many different looks and modelling disciplines. We are not only targeting THE Supermodel. Together with Percept, we want to build the biggest Archive of Models and People for any kind of photo shoot or TV commercial. The demand for Models in Advertising in Media such as Websites, Print Magazines, Flyers, Brochures, Posters, Billboards and TV is huge and consistently increasing. So aside from nominating 2 winners, New Faces also gives many hopeful applicants the chance to find their place in the modelling industry”, concludes Andreas.

If you think you have what it takes to be the Fresh Faces 2013 log on to:
http://www.modelmanagement.com/new-faces-india/ & submit their pictures before 31st August.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Designer Sadan Pande romances with Colours in 'RANG RASIYA'

'RANG RASIYA - is a passionate journey of a simple girl who draws colors and flavours from day to day life activities and the beauty of the real world...she is confident yet shy....independent yet dependable...a painters beauty ....a lover of color and colorfull experiences', says designer Sadan Pande.

Pande's latest collection 'RANG RASIYA' is all about vibrant colours and festivity that celebrates the modernity in a very traditional way. Unlike his previous collection 'Yes, No, Maybe' that was all about western silhouette in black, white and greys, this collection is very traditional and colourful.

Here are the sneak peak of his collection:

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Khadi DOES THE CATWALK - The Hindu

Our exclusive KHADI label 'IN SYNC - basant anuj' shares the space with other national & international labels on Khadi DOES THE CATWALK - The Hindu

Monday, June 10, 2013

RUNWAY by MAX FASHION 2013 Collection

Enjoy the video of the fashion show directed and choreographed by me and my partner Anuj Singh at Metropolis Mall, Gurgaon, India to showcase the Runway collection by MAX Fashions.

How did you find the show and the collection?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

3 Reasons to wear KHADI

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With designers like Ritu Kumar, Masaba G, Rina Dhaka, Deepika Gehani, Rahul Mishra, Wendell Rodricks endorsing  KHADI fabric, today KHADI has come a long way. From being a symbol of the Indian freedom movement to the uniform of the Indian politicians and now the most trendiest fabric, KHADI has always been a fabric with attitude.
Today KHADI is available in the latest designs and colours. But this is not the only reason to wear KHADI. 
Here are the three reasons why you should wear KHADI

Since KHADI is a hand spun fabric, it does not consume any power(electricity) and does not leave any harmful waste on the process of making it, making it an eco friendly fabric. Wear KHADI to save our mother Earth.

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IN SYNC - basant anuj

KHADI is woven in such a way that it regulates the body temperature naturally by keeping the body cool in summer and warm in winter. As KHADI fabric is made with the cotton or silk (both the natural fabric) it soothes the skin making it a skin friendly fabric.

IN SYNC - basant anuj

First of all wearing KHADI  means wearing a cultural heritage that KHADI has been a part of. And secondly, wearing KHADI means empowering the hundreds and thousands of weavers and helping them to earn a better living for themselves.

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So wear KHADI and 'Change your style statement with the fabric that changed the destiny of India'.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

5 Hot Colour Trends For 2013 – Brighter Than Ever

Spring months are the perfect time for introducing the return of colour. You can box up your dark grey and blacks from the cold winter months and replace them with some refresher and brighter colours. Spring time is a time for warm days, cool evenings and is the time where everything comes alive again, including you. Be prepared to leave the tangerine orange as here we can take a look and some of the hottest colours chosen by PATONE for Spring 2013.

Here are the hot picks by our guest blogger MERY RAY, who is an English freelance writer, graduated from the London School of Journalism during 2008 and currently living in Rome, Italy, writing for local and International websites and magazines.

Monaco Blue
spring 2013 colour trend
Monaco Blue

Monaco blue is 2013’s Spring choice of colour stated by Institute Of Colour, Patone, the authority on everything that is colour. The classic Monaco Blue is versatile and elegant, full of depth and can be combined with colours such as emerald green and lemon zest.  This classic but modern colour is set to be hot this year.
Other close matches and close runners up to being the colour of Spring include colours such as Dusk Blue and Greyded Jade. All these colours are great for infusing a sense of well-being.

African Violet
spring 2013 colour trend
African Violet

African violet is a neutral colour and mixes well with other neutrals such as Poppy Red and Dusk Blue. This hue of purple compliments all skin tones well and can be compared to black or navy. In other words, everyone looks good in it! You can also mix it with different shades of purple to create depth. It is set to be one of the most romantic wears of next season.

Emerald Green
spring 2013 colour trend
Emerald Green

Emerald Green is a clear, fresh and crisp colour that is perfect for early spring and has been crowned as ‘colour of the year’ by Patone. According to them the colour is described as energizing and radiant, making it a must have this season. By mixing the emerald with colours such as the Greyded Jade and Tender shoot, this creates an invigorating, cool and refreshing look.

Lemon Zest
spring 2013 colour trend
Lemon Zest

This optimistic and cheerful colour is great to add a bit of playfulness to the Spring season. Associated with daffodils and baby chicks, Lemon zest is all so a great look for one that feels festive over the Easter period. Yellow is a colour that represents the sun, so it will defiantly be keeping you shining throughout the spring. 

Poppy Red

Red is known as a bold, passionate colour and is great to add a bit of warmth to the Spring months. Poppy red  works great with ivory and black, but be sure to make the Red your colour statement.  It is vibrant and sexy, working well with all skin tones. If going all red isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid to experiment with accessories, less can also be better.  
spring 2013 colour trend
Puppy Red
So if you're thinking about what you're going to be wearing during this Spring, don't forget to consider these amazing colours. If you cannot afford to dress Cavalli, Dior or Prada, you can still check this amazing free classifieds website to buy this Spring's fashion colours for a lot less!

I am excited to incorporate Monaco Blue and African Violet colours in my wardrobe this spring. How about you? 

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