By Zanita Careem
“Never forget that life is beautiful only if we make it beautiful lead your dreams by yourself – Alex Toutain
Ramani Fernando salon at Mount Lavinia has created a benchmark in the suburbs of Mount Lavinia during this festive season with their professionally trained experts giving tremendous service and mesmirising makeover. This state of the art salon has attracted a large clientale in the surburbs of Mount Lavinia. The team consists of professional professionals who work together to create a positive salon ambience. The expert stylists create personalised cuts, colours and styles tailored to the customer’s vision
A visit to the salon does not only just make you look good but also boost your mood. They aim is to meet the hair needs by making the client feel and heard According to the many clients I spoke said ‘The staff gives us the best of thier talents to make us satisfied” Our vision is to provide top quality beauty and hair services and always uphold the principles of our brand to create the beauty in you said Gayan, head of the team at the salon Mount
The staff with their innovative hair designs, creative flair and a impressive track record are poised to elevate hair couture to new heights. They specialie in transforming both how you look and feel during this festive season or otherwise ,so that you have increased confidence said Gayan.
The staff here like other Ramani Fernando salons are renowned for their ability to transform the most sublime into master pieces in terms of makeup, hairdressing, hairstyles and all things relating to beauty.
The ambience of the salon at Mount reflects the passion, warmth and elegance of the brand name Ramani.
Having set new standards for hair and beauty, Ramani Fernando and her dedicated staff tells us the best hair and make up looks for the season, which are guaranteed to make heads turn wherever you go . So bring it on this X’mas and New Year at Ramani Fernando salons, Mount for a truly festive look.
Ramani Fernando salons, have grown to be a formidable player in Sri Lanka’s hair and beauty industry. Her salons have a large clientale spanning celebrities, socialities and many other well known names.
Ramani Fernando salons with thier creative eye and ability have created voluminous hair designs, and without doubt, bring in a fresh perspective to the renowned hair and beauty couture brand. Thier work has graced many campaigns and they are also fashion week veterans. At all salons Ramani’s guidance and expertise take the major share. Her training
shines through at each and every salon
The efficient staff at Ramani’s salon at Mount Lavinia includes Gayan, Niroshan, Judy, Chatu, Sachini, Roshan, Duneesha, Sithu, Rathuni, Nephul, Randika, Natasha, Nimhara and Sandeepani’.
Summing up, Gayan, the leader of the team at the salon said that Ramani Salon at the Mount Lavinia is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service and a personalised experience. We offer a full range of services ranging from a simple haircut to the full package including nails, skincare and hairstyling. The ambience is much like any other established high end salons with clean, open spaces, plenty of natural light and well designed work area.
The staff at Ramani Fernando salons finds happiness in making people feel and look beautiful and you can always find them with a smile on thier face!
Pix by Thushara Athapaththu
For modern day power woman
The traditional soft and sensual label Anaya aesthetic was transformed into a sophisticated, strong, bold and powerful fashion reflecting the modern day power women.
Paying homage to the postwar era of the 1950’s glamour and drawing inspiration from the fashion muses by the likes of Dovima, Audrey Hepburn and the works of Richard Avedon with his strong black and white contrast of austere sophistication. Our mood is not only visual yet musical with retro music inspired by Frankie Valli and the flamingos taking us all back to romanticism and pure pleasure of the times when everything was slow and dreamy.
The brand broke boundaries of its traditional soft pastel aesthetic to a monochromatic palette with all blacks, shades of off-white ,nudes, botanical greens, and clashing reds. The Fall wardrobe was revitalised with uniquely constructed silhouettes, handmade three-dimensional botanical motifs, beading, figure hugging corsets and delicate embroidered laces and sparkling sequins. The collection with its uniquely deconstructed fabric manipulations with micro velvet, shiny satin, silk taffeta, mecado, and laces with a modern twist of liquid organza, sequins and double-sided silk satins made a fashion statement.
Chathuri, the creative director’s vision for this collection was the transformation of the modern-day women to a powerhouse of strength and independence, fusing the signature Anaya silhouettes with strong elements of high pressure corsets, over exaggerated sleeves and elongated capes and 3D draping.
“This collection was was inspired by the 1950s, the time when the darkest nights were passed with a touch of hope for a beautiful future of women transitioning from a more submissive role to powerful role being able to express themselves through Fashion”.
Cherish moments with “Aluxe”
First year anniversary celebrations
Renowned designer Azeena Sulaiman has navigated the ever-evolving fashion landscape with grace and vision. She celebrated one year anniversary of her clothing boutique namely “Aluxe ” at Flower road recently. A cocktail soiree was held, invitee lists included celebrities, fashionistas and many others in the fashion and beauty world. Aluxe’ her fashion boutique is a testament to the luxury refinement that the label stands for. From casual wear to venturing into luxury, Azeena has proven herself to be a visionary designer. Her clientale includes who’s who in the fashion and corporate world.
To mark her first anniversary she o held a fashion show showcasing her latest collection. Choroegraphed by Chula Padmendra, Aluxe is a designer collection woven together with cherished moments. Her designs were contemporary, elegant and stylish.
‘While I cherish my journey of one year celebrations, I am also excited to see what lies ahead in the years to come” said Azeena.
Some of her ensembles on display exuded femininity and poise. Her emphasis was more on wearability. She also showcased unique and stylish evening wear ensembles, that reasonates globally, while preserving Sri Lankan authenticity.
She said “From the exhilaration of my first fashion boutique, there had been numerous pivotal moments, and each experience and each day has served as a guiding light, shaping my path in the dynamic world of fashion.”
The constant influx of new ideas and opportunities excites me and propels me forward, its the driving force within me that keeps me motivated and fuels my passion for creativity Aluxe is an affordable designer brand focussed on making the Aluxe customer feel confident and express a unique personality.
What makes your brand so special?
I focus on quality and finding unique fabrics to stand out from other brands. It is a unique expression of style.
The reasons behind your success?
Success is always a work in progress I am committed to my hard work and perseverance. I have endured as well as evolved with my aesthetic, design vision and philosophy.
Indian model Poonam Pandey fakes cervical cancer death, triggering a row
An Indian model has sparked an online backlash after revealing she had faked her death in an Instagram post as part of a cervical cancer awareness campaign.
Poonam Pandey “bravely fought the disease” and died, according to a statement published on her social media on Friday, but the fake announcement was soon met with online criticism that included accusations it was a “deceptive stunt”.
A flurry of obituaries from media outlets followed the original announcement and her Wikipedia page was also updated to reflect her apparent death, while Bollywood stars posted mournful tributes.
But others had expressed scepticism after noticing that footage of Pandey on board a boat in Goa, apparently in good health, had been posted to her account four days before the announcement.
On Saturday, the 32-year-old conceded to her 1.3 million followers in another video posted on Instagram that her death had been a hoax. “Yes, I faked my demise, extreme I know. But suddenly we all are talking about cervical cancer, aren’t we?” Pandey said. “I am proud of what my death news has been able to achieve.”
However, many lambasted Pandey for what one commenter described as her “attention-seeking behaviour”. Another wrote: “Engaging in a deceptive stunt, like faking one’s death, under the guise of ‘raising awareness’ … is not only unethical but also manipulative. “Honestly shame on you for this stunt. Next time no one will take your real death seriously!” they said.
Pandey began her modelling career in 2010 and has garnered a reputation for outlandish stunts and risque behaviour. She pledged to strip for the Indian cricket team if they won the 2011 Cricket World Cup at home, later posting a video online of her shedding her clothes at Wankhede Stadium where the tournament’s final was held.
Pandey parleyed her fame into several acting credits in Bollywood including the 2013 erotic thriller Nasha, in which she played a teacher who begins a sexual relationship with two high school students.
India accounts for nearly one-quarter of the world’s cervical cancer cases, according to the World Health Organization, with more than 200 women losing their lives every day to the disease.
Health campaigners have urged the government to roll out a national HPV vaccination campaign for young girls, which in other countries has drastically cut the incidence of cervical cancer.
In her Instagram post on Saturday, Pandey shared a brief clip showing a speech by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the government’s support for cervical cancer vaccination in the 2024 budget.
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