Saturday, October 27, 2007

Eye Eye Yo!

As I head out to a Halloween party.. here are some scary ones for you!

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At The World Luxury Congress

The World Luxury Congress started on the 23rd of October in London and is a forum where the fashion industry gets to meet and share its expertise and vision for all of the opportunities that lie await in its future,and all of the challenges facing the luxury market in the twenty first century.

Left: Manish Arora
Right: Radha Chadha

That being that, am especially excited about two speakers at the World Luxury Congress. One being the designer Manish Arora. And the other being Radha Chadha of Chadha strategy! Manish's might be a familiar name but you've got to also know about Ms. Chadha.

Radha Chadha is one of Asia’s leading marketing and consumer insights experts having worked with leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Worldwide etc. and then going onto establishing her own brand consultancy in 2000! And ever since her 'The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia’s Love Affair with Luxury' was published, she has gone onto be a prolific speaker at conferences of those including Tiffany New York, LVMH Hong Kong and many many more!!

Read more on/about the world luxury congress Here!

And if it interests you, you can buy Radha Chadha's 'The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia’s Love Affair with Luxury', Here!

On An Aside: Koran For $2.33 Million


A 13th century Koran was sold for $2.33 million by Christie's setting a new world auction record for a Koran and also a world auction record for any Islamic manuscript! Also, for the highest amount ever raised for Islamic art at Christie's! Read more Here!

Cartier Inde Mysterieuse: Part Deux

Sometime ago, we told you about the Cartier Inde Mysterieuse collection Here... And now, here's a look at some of the pieces from the collection...





Aren't they just divine? So swoonworthy!! If heaven sparkled...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Aisa Bhi Hota Hai!

Miss England Georgia Horsley was asked to gain weight for the upcoming Miss World pageant. Yes people, you heard it right. Gain weight! That is what she was told.

The pageant organizers want "their girls to be more voluptuous and womanly and curvy, you know, rather than the stick-thin, size-0 models that you see around."

Hallelujah.. there is a GOD!


Tannishtha Transformed

We caught Tannishta Chatterjee looking pretty good in an Alberta Ferretti
black cocktail dress that she wore to the premiere of Brick Lane.

For a woman who wore clear bra straps(a big no no!) under a halter neck dress, she definitely has come a long way. Hopefully, all the international exposure will do good to her fashion style.

Image Source: Getty Images

Another Jewellery Launch...


Tis' the season. Of many a launch.

And this time around, Its Hyderabad. And designer in question? Farah Khan. And Priyanka Chopra was in town to launch designer Farah Khan's diamond and pearl jewellery line. Moving past the obvious celebrity bait (even we surprise ourselves sometimes!!), what do y'all think of the jewellery itself?



Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fugly Fashion At MTV Lycra Style Awards

MTV along with Lycra had its Style Awards show. The red carpet though had a different "style" story to tell! Look and read on!

Exhibit No. 1

Kim Sharma in this gold sheath dress, which would have looked great except that firstly, her skin color bra is showing and secondly, you can even make out the cup lining of the bra, which is way below the bust line of the dress!

Exhibit No. 2

Kim Sharma's good friend Preeti Jhangiani wearing a gold sequin dress. Too bad the "Arm Candy (Parveen Dabas)" is also pretty shabbily dressed. Maybe if he weren't, he would have drawn our eyes away from her ghastly outfit.

Exhibit No.3

Sophie Chaudhry in this off-shoulder dress. It would have made for a pretty good outfit until Sophie's paunch decided to hog the limelight away from her!

Exhibit No. 4

Ms India Gul Panag, who decided to match her skirt color with her bra!! Sheeesh!

Exhibit No. 5

Another Ms India, Pooja Batra, in this awful green outfit. Who wears clothes with ribbon details in this day and age!

Hopefully next time, it will be much better around...

Just Bottled Water. Not.


So, to celebrate the season, Evian is releasing Evian Limited Edition by Christian Lacroix bottles that come in two variations. While one Limited Edition Evian Bottle by Lacroix imitates a lace pattern, giving the bottle a frosted and elegant feel, the other bottle comes in the Haute Couture variation, personifying Evian in all of its majestic and feminine glory!

The bottle is slated to be available in high-end grocery stores, restaurants and hotels and the 750 ml bottle will retail for approximately $7.99 - $9.99 in restaurants, and approximately $5.99 in high-end grocery stores.

At that price for less than a litre of water, is that what they mean when they say, 'Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink'??!!

To read more, go Here.

Chuck De That Stylist!

Image Source: Getty Images

Above, Ms. Sagarika Ghatge and below, Tanya Abrol at a Gala during the Australia Indian Film Festival. Dressed in layers, and frills and frumpy dresses. Neither the shape works nor the color! Reminds me of 'Barbie-Goes-To-Prom', and I don't mean that in a nice way!

Image Source: Getty Images

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


You know.. we give a break to all those who are the "too cool and creative to worry about fashion". But, here I am looking at Anurag Kashyap's picture and I just can't help myself!

Plaid can look great on men if done right. But, Mr Kashyap's lighweight plaids totally put him from being classy to being more like someone's caddy!

I am really hoping that his excuse for this sorry outfit is that the airline lost his luggage!

And The Wheels Go Round And Round...


Chanel is apprantly launching a bicycle as part of their spring/summer 2008 collection that comes with its signature quilted leather and double-C logo!

Its of course a great way to do your bit for the environment, while looking good doing it! And will be available come December. But all that style might set you back a bit. If a bit was $12,400.

I know, I know. Read more Here.

Guess Who?

Update: Here is a new clue.. her father is also an actor!

For all of you who thought of her as angelic and you are eating your words now! All I gotta say.. she is smokin.. and I am glad she finally ditched the goody two-shoes avatar!

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let's hear your guesses!

So Wrong!


So wrong! Oh-so-very-very wrong!

When Lycra Mtv Style Awards announced their tie up with Om Shanti Om in Bombay a few days ago, thats how Shreyas Talpade turned up at the event! Where does one even start with all things wrong? All that bad styling speaks for itself!

While thankful to the old adage of a picture being worth a thousand words, (sure saves my fingers some effort!) I still do dare you to stare at the picture for full 10 seconds without gagging!

Lycra Mtv Style Awards. Style being the operative word. How ironic.


Chanel's Ankle Purse

We compiled a list of what we think some folks could also use the purse for! (All suggestions are to be taken with a pinch of salt, of course..)

5. To keep your credit card and phone because you JUST don't want to carry a big ole bag! (Added bonus: every time you bend to get your phone, you get to do your AB workout...)

4. To store your ankle weights if you are a hardcore jogger.

3. To hide your alcohol ankle monitor if you are on probation.

2. If you are not yet on probation, to hide some miniature vodka bottles!

1. And last but not least..To cover up that ugly "heart" tattoo you got on your ankle for the boyfriend who "guess what!" just dumped you!

Do you have any quirky uses for these bags? We want to hear it!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Styling It Two Ways, Too Soon!


So, Gauri Khan decided to repeat her outfit, within a span of oh-so-few weeks! At the Dutt book launch (above), she teemed her shirt-dress with denims. And at the FHM magazine launch (below), she decided to work the shirt-dress, in all of its glory, as a dress (but of course!). Why repeat the shirt dress so soon, even when styled differently is beyond me, but luckily for us, she doesn't know we are watching!


What look of hers worked better you think?

Bottega: Way To Clutch It

There is a reason why Bottega Veneta is a must have for every A-lister and bonafide fashionista, it is timeless, classic, sophisticated, made with impeccable style, and immeasurable quality! No one can do inter-woven leather better than them! It is discreet and the lack of logos and branding only seal the deal. Its quality, finish and design are enough to set it in a whole different league!

Left: Surily Goel At Gucci Launch, Source
Right: Surily Goel At FHM Launch, Source

Left: Gauri Khan At The Dutt Book Launch, Source
Right: Nandita Mahtani At FHM Launch, Source

While pricey, if you can afford it, its a great piece to own! Start with a basic black, like the one below, its timelessness will assure its longevity!

Buy Via Bottega Veneta

Happy Halloween!

Wait a min! Halloween is more than a week away! So, if this isn't a halloween costume, "somebody" really needs to stop buying expensive bags and buy more clothes and shoes. An orange LV Speedy is not enough to distract us from the awful dress and shoes, dear!


Monday, October 22, 2007

Hair Raising Styles

Schwarzkopf recently had a fashion show in Hyderabad, showcasing their hair styles for winter. And before I write anything more on it, you just have to see the pictures first!



First off, I couldn't decide what was tackier, the models or their apparel! And then, the hair itself in question! My gawd! If thats what I have to look forward to in winter, can I please hibernate too?

The styles were so dated and badly styled, and seriously, some of the models' hair swayed anywhere from either needing some deep conditioning to a shower and shampoo to just a whole new wig even!

It was Schwarzkopf, so was it wrong to expect more? Instead, I got an unsolicited trip back to eighties!

Shahid's Hardy Blues

We don't know for sure if Shahid is suffering from heartache blues but we did spot him wearing a blue Ed Hardy Geisha Cap to a dandia night over the past week.


He can be thankful to Kareena for hooking him on to one good thing..


So, while Shahid is nursing his heart, if you want to get your hands on one of these, go here.

Image Source: Ed Hardy Shop