Saturday, February 28, 2009

Neon overload

Anusha Dhandekar's style statement is edgy but this ensemble certainly borders on the wrong side of edgy; what with lemon colour skinnies and the cheap looking patent orange belt and clutch thrown in with a tartan blue checkered top. Here's wishing to an improvement next time round.

Anusha Dhandekar source

Versace spotting

Spotted Kahkashan Patel in what else but a Chanel jacket and the Versace Madonna bag at the Women's day celebrations at Myrah Spa. Like either the jacket and/or the bag?

Kahkashan Patel Myrah Spa Versace Madonna Bag source

Fashionable trio

Singer Kylie Minogue makes her first appearance in Mumbai post landing at a luncheon hosted by Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna at their residence.

I'm loving Kylie's gladiators (but then again I have a thing for glads). Twinkle's necklace is truly fantastic, I love her choice of interesting accessories which aren't overtly branded. Having said that though we sure can't stop feeling envious of the gigantic Hermes Birkin she's carrying.

Also, wondering whether its a conincidence or intentational that Akki's sunny yellow loafers match Twinkle's jewel toned blouse? Nevertheless no man can carry off a white shirt and classic denims as well as he does. Yum yum yummy!

Twinkle Khanna Kylie Minogue Akshay Kumar lunch source


The much in love couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were spotted in their matching 'RESPECT' tees last year. Kareena wears hers again at an intimate grahpravesh pooja for her new apartment.

Nice to see that celebs hold on to their favourites and wear them over and over again just like us!

Kareen Kapoor Saif Ali Khan Respect your mother tee grahpravesh pooja source & source

Friday, February 27, 2009

Freida Freida everywhere

In addition to the Christian Dior fringe minidress, Freida Pinto is seen on the cover of Cosmopolitan in a slightly adapted version of a Blumarine Spring 09 dress.

Freida Pinto Cosmopolitan March 09 Bluemarine dress source

Thursday, February 26, 2009

In Christian Dior

After Vogue , Freida Pinto appears in Cosmopolitan India in a Christian Dior dress. Mischa Barton wore the same dress to the Christian Dior show at Paris Fashion Week. As Freida is all international now what with plans to move to New York and starring in Woody Allen's next; its only apt that we have a face-off between Freida and Mischa. Who do you think shined in this jewel yellow number?

Freida Pinto Cosmopolitan India March 09 Christian Dior Mischa Barton Paris Fashion Week source

Designer watch: Saloni Lodha

In addition to being obsessed with Indian celebrities and socialities I also like to uncover all things Indian on an international level; whether its designer creations inspired by India or designers of Indian heritage who have made it big on the international fashion scene.

One such name is Saloni Lodha who after studying graphic design in India went on to Hong Kong and then to Issa in London before launching her own collection at London Fashion Week. Here are pics of the frocks from her exclusive collection for Atelier-Mayer who are a luxury online store specialising in vintage fashion. Think someone like Sonam Kapoor would do complete justice to these dresses.

In Sky

Not literally but in a Sky-sque dress I spotted Malaika Arora Khan at Queenie's jewels store launch. The dress is reminiscent of the yellow leather corseted number that Priyanka Chopra wore in the 'Khabar nahin' song from Dostana. I loved the yellow on Priyanka accentuated with the leather corset detail. Not too sure about Malaika's though - the leather replaced by plastic cheapens the dress and surprisingly the queen of itsy bitsy dresses doesn't seem to carry this off to well - the fit just isn't flattering on her.

Sorry I couldn't find a mannequined picture of the dress as its an older and quite a popular style but a pre-loved version is available for sale on eBay.

Malaika Arora Khan green sky dress Queenies Jewels store launch Priyanka Chopra in a still from Dostana Khabar nahi song yellow dress source & source

In Louis Vuitton

'IT' Girl Freida Pinto who's currently making waves in Hollywood after having been signed by Woody Allen for his next movie features on the March issue of Vogue India in a Louis Vuitton dress from the Spring 09 RTW collection; styled by Tiina Laakkonen.

I think the cover looks great. Your thoughts?

Freida Pinto Louis Vuitton Dress Vogue India March 09 issue source&source

Drab & Bizarre

This lack lustre and bizaree ensemble is certainly not what you would expect out of Amrita Arora. Whilst the top could've worked with your favourite denim jeans in a casual avtaar it certainly looks bizarre will the ill-shaped trousers and boots! You can do better Amrita - we know it and I'm sure you do too!

Amrita Arora Sajid Nadiawala bash source

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In Dolce Gabbana

Model Diana Penty who's recently replaced Deepika Padukone as the new face of Maybelline Cosmetics is the cover girl for the latest issue of L'Officiel India. Diana is wearing a gown from Dolce Gabbana's latest Spring 09 RTW collection.
Diana Penty L'Officiel India Magazine Dolce Gabbana gown source

Monday, February 23, 2009

Of velvet and embellishments

Velvet is a tricky fabric to pull-off, the only exception probably is a nice Sabyasachi tunic! And to add embellishments in the wrong sections just makes it worse as demonstrated by Sonali Kulkarni at the 'Bal Anand' function. Sonali Kulkarni Bal Anand source

In Bebe

Spotted Imran Khan's girlfriend Avantika Malik in a Bebe button detailed silk shirt dress at the 'Vir Das Show' at NCPA. The version that Avantika's got on with the satin trim and the gold buttons is from last year but minus the gold hardware the dress is available in a range of colours through the bebe website.
Imran Khan girlfriend Avantika Malik Bebe black dress

Oscar coverage: The Slumdog cast

Freida Pinto wore a royal blue one sleeved John Galliano gown which was seen in a sheer version on the runway in the designer's Spring 09 RTW collection. Her sandals which can't be seen in the pic are by Jimmy Choo as reported via Just Jared. I love the blue and the asymeetrical one shouldered design (for those of you who read my blog regularly would know I'm a bit biased to this style ;) ).

Dev ofcourse looked dapper in a tuxedo and so did the rest of the men.

I've also posted a pic of the kiddies from the film who looked super cute and were very excited to be on the red carpet.

Here's wishing the film wins all the accolades that its worthy of.

Freida Pinto John Galliano gown Jimmy Choo sandals Oscars Red carpet

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Padma Lakshmi at the Independent Spirit Awards

Top Chef host and former model Padma Lakshmi opted for a Giorgio Sant Angelo jersey dress by Decades Inc. for her appearance at the 09 Independent Spirit Awards. I'm not sure if I absolutely love it but she sure does carry the maxi style well.

Padma Lakshmi Decades Inc black dress 09 Independent Spirit Awards source & source

Bottega again

Spotted Sonali Bendre with her Bottega Veneta ball bag again and the Indian Idol rehearsals. Her paisley print shirt and jeans combo (which I quite like) is reminiscent of Dia Mirza's look at the Samsara launch. source

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Style Star of the Week - Freida Pinto

Thanks 'fashionista' for bringing this video clip to our attention. Check out seasoned red carpet darling Freida Pinto twirl in Roberto Cavalli and Zac Posen gowns as potential contenders for her Oscar wear choice. She's worn Zac Posen before which you can check out here and here.

Guess we'll have to wait and see if she does opt for either of these outfits from the myriad of gowns top designers would've sent her way.

A.R Rahman on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Whilst not fashion related here's wishing A.R Rahman the very best for the Oscars. Check out his performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Glad Mr. Leno could finally read the cue that its A.R not A.J!!

Also don't forget to check out Freida Pinto's super high heels at the end of the clip where she dwarfs all the dancers!


From premiere to runway

Normally you see runway creations making their way to red carpets but not the case with the top Bollywood actors. Deepika Padukone wore the same Manish Malhotra blouse for the Chandni Chowk to China screening at Warner Bros. Studios in California before it made its way to the runway at FICCI. I didn't like the blouse one bit when I saw it on Deepika but if I had to choose I reckon Gauhar Khan carries it off much better and I like the runway saree better than the premiere version too. Your thoughts?

You can check out Manish Malhotra's FICCI collection here .

Deepika Padukone Chandni Chowk to china warner brothers studio screening Gauhar Khan Manish Malhotra FICCI show source

Mixing it up

After being seen in a string of ethnic Sabyasachi ensembles fashionista Sonam Kapoor mixes it up with her lady like polka dotted dress coupled with a quilted Chanel at the Dubai premiere of Delhi-6 and then opting for a ethnic ensemble for the film's premiere in Delhi (haven't been able to find a full length pic as yet but will keep looking) accessorised with a parandi et al. Whilst I love the parandi the outfit just seems a bit gaudy and mature.

Sonam Kapoor Delhi 6 premiere Dubai Delhi source

Donna Karan vs Gauri-Nainika

About a month ago I spotted a Giambattista Valli dress which had an uncanny resemblance to a Gauri-Nainika ensemble.

Here's another one - the bottom half of the Donna Karan dress that Molly Sims wore to the 'Fired Up' premiere in LA looks identical to this Fall08 Gauri-Nainika dress. Which designer's creation do you like more?

Gauri Nainika Fall 08 red dress Molly Sims Fired Up premiere Donna Karan

Harper's Bazaar India

Check out the inaugural issue of Harper's Bazaar India with Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor on the cover dressed in a Giorgio Armani Spring 09 maxi. I love the dress, love Kareena's fresh faced look and the only statement accessory being the blinge cuff.

Harper's Bazaar India March 09 Inaugral Issue Kareena Kapoor Giorgio Armani Spring 09 maxi source & source

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sabyasachi hattrick

Sonam Kapoor completes a Sabyasachi hattrick with this velvet number she wore to the Delhi 6 premiere in New York. You can check out the other two Sabya creations here and here. Sonam Kapoor Delhi 6 New York premiere Sabyasachi


OMG!! How much I love this coral pink dress accentuated with the black straps (read I want now!!) that Freida Pinto wore to re-open the refurbished Liberty Store in London. I love the length, the structure and how she's toughened up the look with the studded sandals.
Freida Pinto coral pink dress studded heels Liberty Store London Freida Pinto Liberty Store London source

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feeling peachy

Sonam Kapoor does ethnic again with panache in what seems to be another Sabyasachi creation. I'm going to be predictable by saying I love this ensemble too especially the antique peetal style clutch and the teaming of gold detailing on the top with silvery grey churidaars.
Sonam Kapoor Delhi 6 promotion Indian Idol 4 peach Sabyasachi churidaar source

Get Lara Dutta's style

If you like Lara's look on the cover of MW magazine you can channel it with this great budget friendly dress by LaROK and the YSL Tribute inspired sandals by Bakers.

The strappless white cosmopolitan dress will set you back USD$298 and can be purchased via Black Label Boutique. The Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandals which every fashion forward celebrity owns will set you back in excess of USD$750 but in these hard economic times bring out the recessionista in you by opting for this great alternative from Bakers for a great price of USD$60.

If you are after a metallic patent version of the sandals like what Lara's got on, Country Road has a great option if you live in Australia like me.

Lara Dutta MW magazine cover YSL Tribute Sandals

LaROK cosmopolitan dress / Bakers sandals

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Oversized obsessions

Candice Pinto at Achala Sachdev's latest fashion show walked the ramp with a handbag which was a tad bit too oversized for my liking. Wonder if this is going to make its way to the streets or would serve its purpose purely as a runway prop. Candice Pinto Achala Sachdev fashion show photo credit: viral bhayani

Efortless chic

Ethnic or western wear Sonam Kapoor makes it all look so effortless and carries it all with elan. I'm obsessed with her style and always look forward to what she's going to wear next.

On an aside, I own a churidaar version that's similar to the Sabyasachi suit she's wearing at the Inorbit Mall Delhi-6 promotion which has the same sheer full length sleeves and the gold ambi detail.

Sonam Kapoor Sabyasachi Delhi 6 photocall Inorbit mall promotion source

In Jenny Packham

The 09 FHM calendar features a myriad of international models mixed up with Indian celebs and the month of June features Katrina Kaif in a Jenny Packham dress with the designer's signature fringe detailing.

Katrina Kaif FHM calendar June 09 Jenny Packham Fringe dress You can check out the rest of the calendar here

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Pink for Pink Panther

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opts for a pink gown for the Pink Panther 2 premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The colour is divine on her but something about the fabric, especially in the pic that shows the back of the gown is not sitting right with me.
Aishwarya Rai Berlin Film Festival Pink Panther 2 premiere Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Pink Panther premiere source

Friday, February 13, 2009

Man candy

Have never been a fan of Abhishek Bachchan's style but do love him in this classic bandhgala and the shorter spiffier hair do.

Abhishek Bachchan Hinduja wedding

photo credit: viral bhayani

Sunglasses spotting

Like Ameesha Patel's oversized bling sunglasses that she wore at the Bharat Dorris makeup week? They are from Dolce Gabbana and currently available for sale on eBay
Ameesha Amisha Patel Bharat Dorris makeup week Dolce Gabbana sunglasses

Makeover of the week

What a makeover! Esha Koppikar goes from total casual and de-glam at the premiere of 'MH 26/11' to glam goddess at Ambika and Raman Hinduja's wedding. Which avtaar do you prefer her in?
Esha Isha Koppikar Hinduja Wedding Premiere MH 26/11 Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy source

One for the lookbook

Refreshing to see Sophie not in one of her usual Bebe frocks but a saree. I'm loving the unusual cut of the blouse. Sophie Chaudhary hinduja Ambika Raman wedding blue saree

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reminiscent of Gaurav Gupta

Don't know about you but Natasha Poonawala's lehenga instantly reminded me of the Gaurav Gupta creation that Deepika Padukone wore on one of the L'Officiel mag covers. I do like the colour combo of the ensemble but not liking the necklace in the matching fabric one bit though!
Deepika Padukone Natasha Poonawal Gaurav Gupta lehenga

Balenciaga spotting

Spotted Amrita Arora at Farah Khan's party with a mandarin Balenciaga pom pom bag.
Amrita Arora Balenciaga pom pom bag Farah Khan party

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Prada spotting

Anu Deewan whips out yet another clutch from her enviable clutch collection for her appearance at designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's party. This time around she opts for a lime green Prada.

Like it?

Anu Deewan Falguni and Shane Peacock Party Prada clutch

Aishwarya Rai on Tyra Banks show

Check out Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shake a leg bollywood style on The Tyra Banks show!


Mid-life crisis anyone?

I'll just let the picture do the talking on this one!

Help me identify this socialite

Update - Thanks all for your responses. It is indeed Avantika Birla so I've updated the post :)

Whilst Freida Pinto rocked the Nanette Lepore aqua cheetah print maxi dress at one of the numerous Slumdog screeninga, Avantika Birla here dons the cheetah print in a knee lenth dress. Do you have a preference between the two?

Also, Avantika's shoes are Jimmy Choos which are currently available on bluefly at a 20% discount.

Raih spa launch Freida Pinto Shobha De Nanette Leopore aqua cheetah dress jimmy choo booties


Gucci spotting

We've seen the canvas logo'ed version of the Gucci Hysteria on Suzanne Khan Roshan before, here's Karisma Kapoor with the black leather version as seen at Farah Khan's party.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Spotted Maria Gorreti and Mallika Khan in the same black strapless LBD respectively in that order in the same week (thankfully not at the same event!)