Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mehr Jessia on Harper's Bazaar

After Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, it is Mehr Jessia's turn to grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Here's a dekho at the cover and the inside spread.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Feroz Khan succumbs to Cancer

Feroz Khan passes away
Style icon and director of cult movies such as Qurbani and Jaanbaaz, Feroz Khan passed away this morning at his Bangalore farmhouse.
Deepest condolences to his family. He'll surely be missed by his family and fans.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

More of Lakshmi Menon

Looks like Vogue US and India joined hands to capitalise on Lakshmi Menon's presence in India to shoot for both magazines together. Whilst she appeared as cover girl for the May issue of Vogue India, Lakshmi also shot for a spread for US Vogue in her hometown of Goa where she posed wearing Spring creations of YSL, Chloe, Alexander McQueen and Carolina Herrera to name a few. Oddly thrown in amongst the designer threads was a very budget friendly dress by Kate Moss for Topshop (costing about 50 pounds) which is no longer available for sale but I've presented a similar styled dress below.

Kate Moss for TopShop
Lakshmi Menon Vogue US India photoshoot cover May 09Alexandar McQueen Spring 09 RTW
Chloe Spring 09 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 09 RTW
YSL Spring 09 RTW

Vogue India's latest cover girl: Lakshmi Menon

Check out the latest cover of Vogue India graced by supermodel Lakshmi Menon wearing a chiffon wrap blouse and ruched chiffon shrug by Ann Demulemeester. The pieces are from the designer's Spring Summer 09 range but were not featured on the runway.

On the inside spread Lakshmi is resplendant in creations of some of the top Indian designers. Will post on those as soon as I have some photos

Lakshmi Menon Vogue May 09 India issue

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blinging up cricket

The new glamour face of IPL, Shilpa Shetty puts her spin on dressing for cricket on the cover of Living magazine - teaming her teams Rajasthan Royals' t-shirt with a rossette corset and sequined pads.

Shilpa Shetty IPL Living magazine cover source

Friday, April 24, 2009

Earring spotting

Spotted Sonam Kapoor wearing the Louis Vuitton sweet monogram hoop earrings at an NGO event hosted by Radio Mirchi.

sonam kapoor NGO Radio Mirchi

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Red hot or not?

Celina Jaitley's ruched dress at the Gitanjali store opening - red hot or not? You make the call.


In DvF

With an ever more fierce crimped crop of hair than her last cover, Sonam graces the May issue of Femina. On the inside spread she wears the 'Hippolyte dress' by one of my favourite designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Sonam Kapoor May 09 Femina cover

Doing a 'Chandni'

Refereshing to see PZ don a saree which no points for guessing is a typical Manish Malhotra. Couldn't find a full length pic but how fantastic does her skin look in the close-up and those emerald earrings are a winner all the way!

Preity Zinta Manish Malhotra IPL Gala Dinner source

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wrong on all levels

If it was up to me I would only post on fab fashion as who doesn't love great fashion! Unfortunately most recent B-town sightings have been disappointing and Mallika Sherawat certainly takes the cake. In honour of a milkshake named after her at 'Millions of Milkshakes' in West Hollywood, Mallika chose to wear...well next to nothing with an Indian touch! Many of you would recall similar outfits (the use of word outfit here is questionable) she wore while promoting her unforgettable film (what was it called again?) with Jackie Chan a couple of years ago.

Back to this debacle which is so wrong on absolutely every level. We know you have a great body Mallika but I didn't think an exposure to this level is required. PG recommended before viewing the pics below.

Mallika Sherawat Milkshake launch West Hollywood Millions of milkshakes source

A Gucci knock-off?

The latest Filmfare cover I love, Deepika's look at the issue unveiling event not so much! My first thoughts as soon as I saw the pictures was the similarity of her dress's print with the Gucci blue and white flora print that featured so heavily in the Design House's Resort 07 collection. Wonder if it is a Gucci knock-off that Deepika is wearing or perhaps another designer has been heavily inspired by Gucci ;)
Either or the look is strictly ok (yawn!)
Deepika Padukone Filmfare April 9 issue unveil unveiling source & source

Monday, April 20, 2009

In Manish Malhotra

This lass has definitely traded designer camps. Never to be seen in anything else but Tarun Tahiliani when it came to ethnic ensembles all her recent traditional clothes come from the stables of Manish Malhotra. So it came as no surprise to see Shilpa Shetty wear a Manish Arora lehenga in her IPL team 'Rajasthan Royals' music video. The lehenga isn't a straight off the runway but a mish mash of a few different pieces showcased at India Couture Week.

Shilpa Shetty Rajasthan Royals music video Manish Malhotra Shilpa Shetty in a still from the 'Rajasthan Royals' music video
Manish Malhotra ICW'09

Anoushka Shankar in Verve

The April issue of Verve magazine features Anoushka Shankar. In the inside spread she wears a Tarun Tahiliani dress which has previously been seen on model Nina Manuel.

On the cover Anoushka wears a Gauri Nainika maxi which has been covered by pinkvilla.

Which of these ladies do you think carries of the dress better?

Verve April 09 Gauri Nainika Anoushka Shankar
L: Anoushka Shankar in Verve April 09 issue/R: Nina Manuel at the 'President is Coming' party


As if the first time round wasn't bad enough Divya Dutta decides to not part with this satin nightie style dress and wore it again at a brunch recently. The hair fares a little bit better this time as the bangs do suit her.
You can check out this full length debacle here


Shoe spotting

Lady Gaga features on Asos Magazine's April issue cover in a very structured Bernard Chandran dress teamed with shoes by Manish Arora. Here's a dekho:

Lady Gaga Manish Arora shoes Asos April 09 magazine

L: Lady Gaga in Asos Magazine April 09/R: Manish Arora S/S09


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Desi Barbie and Ken

Bad habits are hard to let go off. Despite their best efforts to channel Barbie and Ken this couple fails miserably. Not once but twice in the same week we see Divya Khosla and hubby Bhushan Kumar dressed in hideous versions of Barbie and Ken like attires. Can it really get any worse than this? With all the moolah surely hiring a stylist can't be hard. Hope they are listening for their own sake!

Bhushan Kumar Divya KhoslaL: At Satish Kaushik's Birthday party/R: At Swarovski Fashion Show
source & source

Deepika on Filmfare

An ethereal looking Deepika Padukone graces this month's Filmfare. Here's a look:

Deepika Padukone Filmfare magazine April 09 cover

On an aside: 'Lead India' campaign

Elections in India have begun and some of our favourite stars put in their two bits to encourage one and all to vote. So don't forget to cast yours!

Designer faux-pas

Lust worthy statement necklace - big tick
Teaming your favourite gladiator sandals with capri pants - faux pas central

As designer to some of the biggest stars in B-Town one would have expected Neeta Lulla to know better - teaming the wrong length capris with the glads makes her look stout. Even the lovely necklace and well groomed hair couldn't save her!

Check out another famous designer's faux pas here


When in doubt go for black

At Tarun Mansukhani's birthday party, Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra both posted appearances dressed in black with a touch a silver. Bipasha wore an asymmetrical one shouldered dress with a corsage teaming the dress with a matching black and silver grey clutch. Priyanka (with usual bad hair) went for a wrap style black dress with a singlet underneath and a black clutch. She added a bit of bling to her outfit with a dark silver sequined scarf. Wish she cuts her into the bob that we saw her sporting for the Grazia shoot.

source & source

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Colour infusion

Vidya Balan finally injects some colour into her what seemed to be like an all white wardrobe by wearing this colourful anarkali suit. Like it?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More of Priyanka on Grazia

Talk about going all out for their first year anniversary, Grazia shoots not one but three fab covers featuring Priyanka Chopra. You can check out the hero cover with Priyanka's autograph where she wears a Manish Arora gown here. Below is a dekho at the remaining two. The more I see the shorter hair the more I love it on her.

Priyanka Chopra Grazia cover source

Lack lustre

Urmila Matondkar posts a lack lustre appearance at Satish Kaushik's party in bad caked on makeup, a not so flattering dress and a tacky looking white bag with matching T-bar sandals. The hair could do with a bit of TLC as well.



The Bebe maxi that we spotted earlier on Malaika Arora Khan is now seen on Chez Shetty at Satish Kaushik's party. The Bebe fascination in B-Town continues..

Monday, April 13, 2009

In Manish Arora

Priyanka Chopra graces the cover of this month's Grazia India which also happens to the first year anniversary of the magazine. She wears a Manish Arora gown from the designer's Spring 09 collection that was presented in Paris last year. May I just say what a fab cover! Priyanka totally rocks the ensemble which is so perfect for editorial. Loving the shorter and sleeker hairdo too!

Priyanka chopra Grazia April 09 1st anniversary issue Manish Arora dress source

Of tie-up sandals

Whilst Malaika Arora Khan wore her's in braided gold, Isha Koppikar teamed her LBD with silver tie-up sandals (best not to talk about her tacky black bag!). Isha definitely fails to impress and if I have to compare the two I do prefer the version Malaika's got on although I'm not totally digging those either. Your thoughts?

Isha Koppikar Malaika Arora Chrysalis 2009source

In Just Cavalli

Kareena Kapoor who stars as a surgeon and supermodel (go figure how!) in the upcoming and much anticipated movie 'Kambhakt Ishq' not suprisingly also dons a Just Cavalli kaftan style dress in the movie. You can check out the DvF maxi she wears in the film here.

Kareena Kapoor Kambhakt Ishq Just Cavalli source & source

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Tarun Tahiliani

Update - It is indeed a Tarun Tahiliani that Genelia wore to the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 09 pageant and not Ritu Kumar as I initially thought. Thanks 'anonymous' for the ID. I still mantain that the belt isn't required but does add a bit of intrigue; the model definitely wears it better snug than how it sits a tad bit loose on Genelia.

Tarun Tahiliani Spring 09

I love the sari, the colour and the mandarin collar style halter blouse but Genelia D'Souza kinda wrecks it with the leather belt. Some points you get Genelia for trying to be experimental but surely looking at the mirror should have made you realise that it ain't working and the belt needs to be ditched. I also have a feeling she's wearing Ritu Kumar.


The Shetty sisters

For a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty went demure in their best comfy suits teamed with a Hermes Birkin and a Fendi Spy respectively. Shilpa opted for a sunny yellow churidaar which I really like on her and Shamita went for a pink and white patiala salwaar suit. Have a favourite between the two?

Shilpa Shamita Shetty Golden Temple Amritsar source

Asin for Big Bazaar

Asin has been announced the brand ambassador for 'Big Bazaar' took to the runway wearing a creation from the chain store. I like the simplicity of the dress and if you like it the great thing is that its going to be available for sale at a Big Bazaar near you without the hefty price tag associated with designer threads.

Asin Big Bazaar dress source