Of course, I am being sarcastic! Rohit seems to have decided to push the whole jodhpurs trend on to the rest of the world all by himself. So, the question is, do you want to see your man in one of these?
Top Left: FHM Magazine Launch, Source Top Right: Haywards Black Preview, Source Bottom Left: Gucci Launch, Source Bottom Right: Wills India Fashion Week Grand Finale, Source
The first time I saw Soha wearing this outfit( worn to a Logitech launch event), I decided to let it go.. But then she decided to show up at the Rome Film Festival( where she is showcasing her film Khoya Khoya Chand) and wore the same outfit again! And that belt!!
The Wes Anderson movie, Darjeeling Limited has been panned in its reviews but thats not the point, is it? The point you ask? But of course, the Louis Vuitton luggage. The movie revolves around three brothers' journey through India carrying their dead father's luggage! Louis Vuitton luggage that is. Designed by Jacobs for Vuitton using aged calfskin, velvet lining and a special jungle pattern (the pattern created by Anderson's brother)!
The luggage was on display at the New York LV store for a limited time and was auctioned off, the proceeds of which went onto benefit UNICEF and the Rawal Mallinathji Foundation, a medical treatment charity in India!
To read more, and learn how the bidding/auction went, go HERE!
Sometime ago, in one of the comments on this blog, we were asked to review perfumes but we never did get around to doing it (yet, yet!) but then to my surprise I came across this and absolutely had to post it! The perfume in question? Its Yu from Mane that retails for a mere $5000!! No, thats no typo, there really are three zeroes following that Five!
Apparantly, Yu means 'rain' in Chinese and reviewers are calling it 'aesthetically gorgeous'!! Only 500 bottles of the fragrance were produced and are currently on sale at Bergdorf Goodman.
But, five thousand dollars? Excuse me, while I gasp!
Above, Kim Sharma walking the ramp for Nalanda Bhandari at the Lakme India Fashion Week, and below, Bipasha Basu at Narendra Kumar's menswear show! Both had new hairdos, and similar to each other, sort of inspired by old school Bridgette Bardot?? Of course, they couldn't hold a light to her, but what do you think? Kim Sharma looks like she is weaing an ill-fitting wig, it just doesn't work! I don't mind the look on Bipasha. But, once again, what do y'all think?
Bhagyashree who had long been forgotten (come on now, admit it!) surfaced as the Brand Ambassador for the Jewels of India 2007 Expo only to make us fervently wish she'd crawl back into the woodworks again! Announcing the Jewellery Exhibition to be held in Bangalore, at a Press Conn, the lady in question was stacked with enough gold to uplift an entire geographical location economically!
Yes, being the 'Brand Ambassador' for Jewels of India 2007 Expo, it is befitting of her to be resplendent in fine jewellery, but from head to toe in gold is rather tasteless don't you think?
Spotted Preity Zinta at the Lakme India Fashion Week making an environmentally sound statement with her, 'Say No to plastic bags", bag and looking good while doing it! But it of course reminded me of the much sought after Anya Hindmarch bag...
Now thats a way to make an enviro-friendly statement while still looking très stylish: The Anya Hindmarch, I'm NOT a plastic bag!
Celebs like Lily Cole, Reese Witherspoon, Petra Nemocova and Kiera Knightly (clockwise:pictures below) have been spotted carrying the bag and the bag is completely sold out everywhere in the U.S, actually make that worldwide! But if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, know that people have stood in lines around blocks to get their hands on one! Yessirie!
Doesn't it seem like Raima's outfit worn at Manish Malhotra's Grand Finale at the Lakme Fashion Week seems to have come from mixing the outfits of Preity and Kajol. Incidentally, they too had walked the ramp for him at LFW Winter 2006.
Also seen at the Lakme India Fashion Week was Minissha Lamba in those crazy, crazy boots, walking the ramp for Agnimitra Paul! Check out that woman in the background also giving those booties a once over!
Somewhere tonight, a Santa's helper is sleeping barefoot.
And here's just a peak into the mentioned collection:
On the left, thats Nandita Mahtani at the opening of Bollywood Mischief and on the right, there she is again, spotted at the Lakme India Fashion Week in the exactly same outfit, once more! While its heartening to see celebrities repeat their clothes too, but twice in less than a month, that too at events you know you will be photographed is not exactlly fly, is it?
She is carrying the new Gucci clutch (Crystal evening bag with Swaroski detail, Fall/Winter) in black patent but I don't care for it much. Those tassels just don't work for me! But here it is in Gold, and if it appeals to you, go for it!
Spotted Manisha Koirala during the Lakme Fashion Week looking as she did and a double-take was but coming of course! Whatever happened to her? That ridiculous color in her hair, the neon'esque lip color and that ill, ill-fitting suit! Gawd! She tried to go à la Simi but didn't quite work did it? They both even had the white and gold Luis Vuittons but while one looked timeless, the other looked like a snow capped nightmare! Needless to say which was which am sure?
We spotted Konkona Sen Sharma and Dia Mirza looking refreshing in white at the Middle Eastern International Film Festival held in Abu Dhabi. While Konkana wore a white lace sari with silver accessories, Dia chose a salwar kameez with gold accents.
Bipasha Basu and Preity Zinta were both at the Gucci launch party and while both went with long black gowns, the former chose to accent hers with gold and the latter with silver! And now, you have to decide who looked better!
There is a good reason why Sabyasachi is called the Hermes of India by those in the fashion-know and this collection is just another affirmation of what we already believe: he has the makings of a great couturier, and well under way!
The colors were so rich, grounded, yet so luxe and vibrant! The color palette exploded with every hue and tone but never overwhelmed. The textures were stunning, there was velvet, brocade, chiffon, chenille, khadi and even cotton! Lovely!
I loved that he mentioned at the Press Conn, the fact that its time designers worked on consolidating and paying attention to the market in India because it is the Indian consumers that made designers like him and Tarun Tahiliani into super brands!
This collection was inspired by the India-Pakistan partition and by movies like Sardari Begum, 1947 Earth and, the colors by Mircha Masala. He had quwalis for soundtrack, calling it ethnic trance. You got to love that! The collection went back to the roots of Indian ethnic couture.
I can't think of a single minus on this collection. This is the kind of piece a woman owns and passes on as an heirloom! It was masterfully crafted and skillfully executed and takes a man of certain skill and genius to do what he does every single time with Indian couture!
P.S: Rani was spotted at the show wearing an ensemble designed by Sabyasachi!