Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From drab to fab

Suzanne Roshan Khan did a 180 by going from an all white drab on day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week to fab in a beautiful print teamed with Prada on day 4. Hubby Hritik in all blue is giving me the blues and doesn't impress!

If you are loving the Prada jewelled whipsnake clutch you can buy it here.


Akshay Kumar: Tarun Tahiliani for Levi's

As a brand ambassador for Levi's it was no surprise to see Akshay Kumar sauntering on to the runway at the Tarun Tahiliani for Levi's show. Don't know if the unbuttoning of the jeans was necessary but how very cute of Akki to walk up to wifey Twinkle Khanna to do the honours!
Ogle ladies ;)

Akshay Kumar Levis Tarun Tahiliani fashion show source

Monday, March 30, 2009

In Anna Sui

At the Mai Mumbai charity fashion show, model Camilla showcased this Anna Sui Tie Dye long dress. If you love it and are a size 2 I would be typing quick to get to shopbop.com where it is reduced to half price. 

Black overload

Don't know what Raveena Tandon was thinking when she put together this very uncoordinated all black ensemble. It doesn't work, period. 

Raveena Tandon at Nandita Mahtani & Vikram Phadnis' Fashion Week party

Zagliani spotting

Queenie Dhody toted a Zagliani bag at Nandita Mehtani and Vikram Phadnis' fashion week party. 


The pack dressed in black

B-town turned out in full force on day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week. Here's a look at the pack dressed in black at the after show bash. Who do you think was the best dressed in black of Preity, Lara and Shamita?

Lara Dutta Preity Zinta Shamita Shetty Lakme Fashion Week
L to R: Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta & Shamita Shetty

Sunday, March 29, 2009

In DvF

I followed my usual weekend routine of watching a movie this time it being 'Aa Dekhen Zaraa'. The best part of the movie for me was pre-movie i.e. the promo for Kambhakt Ishq. Kareena looks super fab in designer threads and one of them being this Diane von Furstenberg 'Ora' patio gown which was made famous when Paris Hilton wore it early last year. There's a few still going on eBay for a great price if you would like to grab one.

Can't wait to watch the film!

Kareena Kapoor Kambhakt Ishq DVF maxi

A Herve-Leger face-off

Rhea Kapoor (Sonam Kapoor's younger sister) wore it first at the Slumdog Millionaire premiere in Dubai in black and white. Malaika Arora Khan opted for the white and blue combo in this Herve Leger bandage dress at the Mai Mumbai charity event after party. 
Do you have a choice between the two colour combos and/or which of these two ladies wears it better? 


Kangana Ranaut for Narendra Kumar

On day 2 of LFW, Kangana Ranaut also took to the runway for designer Narendra Kumar. Care much for either of the outfits?

Kangana Ranaut Lakme Fashion Week Narendra Kumar source

Awesome twosome in Rohit Bal

At the Mai Mumbai charity event runway show, delish couple Mehr Jessia and Arjun Rampal walked in Rohit Bal ensembles.  Neha Dhupia wore a longer version of the jacket that Mehr's got on at the Gitanjali Style Fest

Arjun Rampal Mehr Jessia Lakme Fashion Week Mai Mumbai Rohit Bal
Arjun Rampal & Neha Dhupia on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week
Neha Dhupia for Rohit Bal at 09 Gitanjali Luxury Style Fest

Man candy on the runway

No show would be complete without some man candy so here they come after the ladies. 

Farhan Akhtar Kunal Kapoor Lakme Fashion Week Mai Mumbai charity event Milind Soman Rahul Bose Lakme Fashion Weeksource

All for a good cause

Along with Naomi Campbell, a number of supermodels, actors and socialites took to the runway for the Mai Mumbai charity event.

Queenie Dhody in Zac Posen

Queenie wore a Zac Posen dress from the Spring 09 RTW collection which you may recall seeing on Freida Pinto at the Directors Guild of America Awards

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Malaika Arora Khan in Versace

Malaika was resplendent in a Versace floor length gown from the designer's Resort 09 collection. She finished of her look with silver Christian Louboutin peep-toes. <span class=

Deepika Padukone in Carolina Herrera

Deepika channeled old school glamour in a gold Carolina Herrera gown. I couldn't find a photo of this gown in any of the runway shows but if someone does please let me know and I'll update the post
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Naomi Campbell for Mai Mumbai

As many of you would already know supermodel Naomi Campbell and Indian hotelier Vikram Chatwal  have joined forces for a charity event to celebrate the opening of Lakme Fashion Week and raise funds for  Citizens of Justice and Peace and ongoing relief programs in wake of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. 
For Lakme Fashion Week I don't think its going to get any bigger than this. Here's a dekho at Naomi Campbell on the runway on day 2 of LFW. I don't need to go on about how fantastically she would've worked the runway; my only teeny weeny gripe is that I wish that had taken her measurments for the sari underskirt so that it was the right length. The sari is by Sabyasachi and like all the pieces showcased for this event was available for purchase via silent auction. 

Naomi Campbell Vikram Chatwal Mai Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week source

In Louis Vuitton

The latest Harper's Bazaar issue is out with Deepika Padukone on the cover in a Louis Vuitton black swimsuit from the Resort 09 collection accessorised with Louis accessories from the latest Spring collection. I really really like the cover. 

You can check out the inside spread here where the fuschia jumpsuit is also a Louis creation from the Resort range.

Deepika Padukone Harper's Bazaar India cover Louis Vuitton black swimsuitsource & source

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I often wonder if celebs ever get a bit of a complex when the interviewer is better dress than them. On the latest episode of 'On the couch with Koel' Deepika Padukone wore a black ruffled neck LBD with classic black pumps. Deepika's outfit is perfectly fine but when sitting next to Koel Purie me thinks Koel is the show stealer with her spotted floor length number and electric blue shoes. I'm pretty sure its not a Lanvin that Koel is wearing but it does look similar to the custom made Lanvin that Maggie Gyllenhaal wore to the 09 Golden Globes. 
Malani Ramani wore the same dress to a party recently. Again of Malani and Koel, its Koel who fares better.

On the couch with Koel Purie Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone & Koel Purie
Malani Ramani & Rina Dhaka at Navin Raseel's party
L: Maggie Gyllenhaal at 09 Golden Globes/R: Lanvin Spring 09 RTW

Sabyasachi F/W09 at Lakme Fashion Week

Day 1 of LFW ended on a high note with fashion maestro Sabyasachi's collection. The collection had all the signature hallmarks of his typical style which is timeless and loved by all mixed in with new silhouttes and heavy use of net in see through lehenga skirts with printed tights underneath. The net reminded me so much of John Galliano's Spring 09 RTW collection of which Freida wore the blue number to the Oscars. Nevertheless I loved it! 

Let me know if there is any other designers showcasing at LFW that you would like me to cover on. 

Choo spotting

Spotted Queenie Dhody with a Jimmy Choo Rio purse when attending Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. This purse is from an older collection so your only chance of scoring one is probably eBay. There is a patent white version being sold there now which you can check out here

Double dose of Sabyasachi

Celebs came out in flocks on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai as they always do. We spotted both Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor attending the Sabyasachi show dressed in Sabyasachi of course! 

After wearing a string of Sabyasachi suits when promoting Delhi-6 it was no surprise to see her don Sabyasachi again. Sonam wore a floor length black gown I am assuming as I can't really tell whether its one of those churidaars where the churidaar doesn't really show. This can be a tricky garment to pull off but Sonam's height definitely helps and she works it! I'm not a big fan of the zip at the front but Sabya is featuring zips a lot in his current garments. One my recent purchases from the Sabya stables also features one but because the rest of my tunic was so lovely I decided to overlook it. 

Vidya Balan goes to the other end of the colour spectrum with white. We know she's white obsessed as we've had a fair few sighthings of her white suit collection. This time instead of a suit she opts for a Sabyasachi saree in her favourite colour. If you notice the ambi detail on the blouse sleeves its actually the same as what we saw on one of Sonam's suits' recently

If I had to take my pick between the two I would go with Sonam as its fashion week and Vidya should've gone with something a bit more interesting or edgy (I know she doesn't do edgy but no harm in prophesing!) as its Fashion Week after all. 

sonam kapoor vidya balan sabyasachi lakme fashion week fall 09 source

Friday, March 27, 2009


The BCBGMAXAZRIA Centurion Satin Mini Dress is certainly quite popular on the bollywood circuit. We've seen the same on Farah Khan in red and now Malaika Arora Khan wears hers in a light pink hue at Sistema Teleservices new brand launch. This is an extremely predictable typical Malaika look so I won't call it fab but yes like most things she wears it well. The dress can be purchased through Saks.


Genelia D'Souza & Tusshar Kapoor for Manish Malhotra

An unsual pairing and a surprising choice of show stoppers for Manish Malhotra's FW09 collection at Lakme Fashion Week but as much as I'm amazed I think Genelia D'Souza and Tusshar Kapoor actually look quite good together. The outfits are wearable and both carry them off well. Stay tuned to see who from the Bollywood brigade is going to walk down the runway next. 

Genelia D'Souza Tusshar Kapoor Manish Malhotra Lakme Fashion Week day 1 source

Minissha Lamba for Archana Kochhar

After Katrina Kaif, Minissha Lamba also walked on day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week for Archana Kochhar. Like most girls I love roses but this particular gown being a case of overload, is certainly going to be restricted to runways and the ocassional editorial. 

Minissha Lamba Lakme Fashion Week Archana Kochhar

Katrina Kaif as Barbie

Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Fall-Winter 09 in Mumbai kicked off with a commemoration to 50 years of Barbie. And who better from the B-town brigade than Katrina Kaif to doll up in fluro pink to impersonate one of the most popular icons.  Katrina's outfit was designed was Nishka Lulla and featured an ethnic style bodice with a ruffle layered skirt. The look was finished off with patent pumps and leather gloves both in pink ofcourse. 

Katrina Kaif Barbie Lakme Fashion Week Nishka Lulla source

chicbollywood teams up with Star TV network

I'm super thrilled to share with all you lovely readers the news that chibollywood has joined hands with Star TV. Some of our posts and exclusive writeups will now appear on indya.com and starboxoffice.com Thank you all for your great support and love for all things fashion! Here's wishing to more great fashion sightings and some not so good ones for us to have a little laugh at!

Love as always

chicbollywood xoxo

Chitrangada Singh for Harper's Bazaar

The second issue of Harper's Bazaar which is due to hit newstands soon will also feature closeup shots of Chitrangada Singh in addition to Deepika gracing the cover.

Chitrangada says"If you want glamour, but don’t want heavy makeup, then a little shimmer does the trick."

So if you want the dewy makeup look that she's channelling bring out your favourite shimmer stick - a little will go a long way and use only on areas that you want to highlight.

Here's a look at the photos

Chitrangada Singh Harper's Bazaar photoshoot source

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Deepika Padukone for Harper's Bazaar

After Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone is next in line to be covergirl for the second edition of Harper's Bazaar. Here's a dekho at the magazine photoshoot which was shot in Phuket by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar. The colours of the ensembles, the lighting and styling are oh so perfect! Take a stab at guessing which of these shots will make it to the cover.

Deepika Padukone Phuket Harper's Bazaar photoshoot

When the fashion mogul and the fashionista meet

At the the International Herald Tribune Sustainable Luxury 2009 conference in Delhi our favourite desi fashionista schmoozed with none other than designer Roberto Cavalli. Sonam looked her usual breezy effortlessly styled self in a digital print spaghetti stap dress which she teamed with a studded and embroidered brown leather bag. The dress definitely isn't a Cavalli and how much I love her for that as generally when celebs rub shoulders with designers they are often clad in their designs.

Sonam's worn the same dress in a photoshoot for 'Movie' magazine back in March 08 as covered by 'fashionista'.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

From photoshoot to 'Next Gen Asia Launch reception'

The title of the post takes inspiration from one of my favourite blogs - Red Carpet Fashion Awards and it perfectly sums up how Priyanka Chopra wore the same Salvatore Ferragamo gown to the Next Gen Asia Launch reception that she's already worn in the recent L'Officiel magazine spread. She wears the dress exactly how it was showcased on the runway with the bean shaped clutch; and carries it off well.

Priyanka Chopra Next Gen Asia Launch reception Salvatore Ferragamo pink gown

Priyanka Chopra at the Next Gen Asia Launch reception

Priyanka Chopra in the March 09 L'Officiel magazine spread

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In Sabyasachi?

Sushmita Sen launched the 'Puja Pushpalu' music album in Hyderabad in what looks like a very Sabyasachi ensemble. You like?