Sunday, May 31, 2009

For the chic files

Malaika Arora Khan wows me in the super chic ensemble at the Super Mom 09 contest. You can catch her wearing the same emerald and diamond earrings at sister Amrita's sangeet here.


A note: Attacks on Indians in Melbourne

Hi just a note to let you know what's keeping me away from the blog and the sporadic posts. Was on a family holiday last week and this week I just didn't feel like writing with all the digusting attacks on Indians in Melbourne (which is where I live). I'm off to a protest shortly to show my support for the Indian community. If you are based in Melbourne do try and come out

Will be back to writing in full force next week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Going for a hat-trick?

Whilst Shilpa Shetty's IPL team may not have won, Ms. Shetty does look like she's all set to deliver a hat-trick when it comes to magazine covers. First it was the Grazia cover with the Azara by Alpana & Neeraj dress and now Shilpa dons a embellished denim mini on the latest cover of Vogue India. How old is this woman again?

Monday, May 25, 2009

From real life to statue

The latest statue of Amitabh Bachchan from the stables of Madame Tussauds that was unveiled in New York's all new Bollywood Zone in Times Square has the replica wearing the same black sherwani that the 'real' Big B was seen wearing at Salon du Cinema in Paris earlier on in the year. Here's a dekho


Stila goes Indian

Launching on May 25th is the Stila 'Indian Summer Collection' inspired by Indian glamour and gold. The collection includes the top selling Smudge Pot in 'Golden Noir', a bindi-adorned Charmed Palette, Convertible Colour in 'Marigold', gold flecked Bronzing tinted moisturizer, bronzing powder and a 24 Karat Lip Gloss range. Check out 'I Heart Makeup' for a breakdown of the items. Thanks 'akisalove' for the tip-off.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shweta Nanda in Louis Vuitton

Turns out the L'Officiel Bachchan siblings shoot didn't only focus on Abhishek but has a myriad of shots of Shweta Bachchan Nanda in a never seen before avataar. She wears Louis Vuitton and boy does she wear it well! I love love the Louis spicy heels (I'm hoping to win a lottery so I can get them in every version they are made in!!). Here's a look at Shweta's shoot and below I've also pulled together a collage of some of the focal pieces showcased in the editorial. Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rina Dhaka in Rina Dhaka

What better way to for a designer to sell her clothes than donning it herself at the collection launch! Designer Rina Dhaka showcases one of her own designs from the Spring-Summer 09 collection at the collection preview in Delhi.

L: Rina Dhaka at her Summer collection preview in Delhi R: Rina Dhaka SS09 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

In Emilio Pucci

Spotted socialite Cheena Vig in the Emilio Pucci Cancello print dress at Rina Dhaka's summer collection launch in Delhi.


Louis spotting

At a recent press meet Celina Jaitley for a change ditched her miniscule denim shorts and covered up a white shirt and black pants and was spotted totting a Louis Vuitton Vernis Alma MM.

Kareena Kapoor in Christian Dior

For the May issue of 'Ok' magazine Kareena Kapoor wears ensembles from the Christian Dior Spring 09 collection. She wears a yellow mini on the cover, a similar strapless version from the collection has been seen on Freida Pinto and Mischa Barton. My favourite from the shoot is the floor length gown with the criss-cross halter neck which Demi Moore wore to the Golden Globes.

Kareena Kapoor Ok Magazine May 09 Christian Dior source & source

From Priyanka Chopra to Liz Hurley

The Salvatore Ferragamo gown that Priyank Chopra wore in the March 09 issue of L'Officiel India and then later at the 'Next Gen Asia' launch with the matching bean clutch from the designer (check it out here) now makes it way on Elizabeth Hurley at 'The Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball' at Battersea Evolution. Liz paired the gown with a silver envelope clutch.


Dressed up or down

Seems there is no end to Indian stars at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Hrithik Roshan accompanied by his father Rakesh Roshan and Kites co-star Barbare Mori posted appearances at the 'Kites' photocall dressed down and then went formal for the 'Bright Star' premiere. Which avtaar do you prefer Hrithik more in?

L: 'Kites' Photocall, R: 'Bight Star' premiere


Lack lusture Parvathy

It's hard to believe this is the same woman who was Miss World runners-up. Both of Parvathy Omanakuttan's red carpet appearances at the 09 Cannes Film Festival were apalling. The white and black sequinned cut out gown looks just looks plain tacky and the gold ill-fitted number with the hi-cut slit seems just out of Mallika Sherawat's wardrobe.
Here's hoping to some better sightings if she sticks around at Cannes.

L: At the 'Fish Tank' premiere/R: At the 'Bright Star' premiere

Friday, May 15, 2009

Matching to the extreme

We have a new contender for 'Matching to the extreme'. Akansha Nanda clearly has a penchant with all things gold!

Akansha Nanda at Verve party in Mumbai

In Azara by Alpana and Neeraj

Talk about double dose of fabulosity in a day! First it was Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab and now Shilpa Shetty wows me as the cover girl for the June issue of Grazia in a body con Balmain-sque number by the the immensely talented designer duo Alpana and Neeraj who run the label Azara.

Shilpa Shetty cover girl Grazia India June 2009 Dress Azara Alpana Neeraj designers source

In Elie Saab

Update - Thanks 'A' for the correction. Aishwarya's clutch is indeed a Jimmy Choo tube glitter and not a Judith Leiber as previously stated by me. Post has been updated with a pic of the clutch and link to where you can get your hands on one.

Fabo is how I would describe Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on day 2 at the Cannes Film Festival at the premiere of 'Spring Fever'. Dressed in a pale blue Elie Saab couture gown (thanks Fashion Critic for the ID) she looked flawless with the pulled back hair, perfect makeup, a Jimmy Choo clutch and a gown that suited her so well. Abhishek also made up with a better appearance on day 2.

Aishwarya Rai Spring fever premiere Elie Saab blue gown
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Abhishek for L'Officiel

Following in the footsteps of his father, Abhishek Bachchan does a photo shoot for L'Officiel which also features his sister Shweta Nanda. Here's a look

Sharmila Tagore: 09 Cannes Film Festival

The latest from the Indian contingent to join the Cannes jury is the gorgeous Sharmila Tagore. For the opening ceremony and the premiere of 'Up' Sharmila wore a pistachio green saree - the colour of which looked so great on her.
At the jury photocall earlier on Sharmila went summery in a yellow printed chiffon. Here's a dekho.

Aishwarya Rai: 09 Cannes Film Festival

The 09 Cannes Film Festival kicked off with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gracing the red carpet in an ice-white tiered gown with a gorgeous train. With upswept hair, she kept the accessories to the minimum with pearl drop earrings, a slim bangle and a swarovski boxed clutch. Whilst the tiering on the dress reminded me of the Gauri Nainika number that Aish wore to a Longines event, the gown is by Roberto Cavalli. Hubby Abhishek Bachchan also accompanied her to Cannes went colour coordinated with wife in a white shirt and jacket but I don't quite think its working! Nevertheless Aishwarya looks every bit the glamazon that she is.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 09 Cannes Film Festival Abhishek Bachchan

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prada butterflies again

Day 2 of campaigning and the Prada butterflies are still intact on Sangeeta Bijlani. I'm loving the vibrant dupatta and the pochette.


Keeping it simple

Priyanka Chopra kept it simple in a white cut sleeve blouse teamed with skinny jeans and satin peep-toes at the website launch of her upcoming film 'Pyaar Impossible'. A simple look to channel if you like what you see.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Matching to the extreme

This socialite sets a new benchmark (for the worse I fear) in matching to the extreme. And do we really need to go strapless in the presence of super obvious tan lines!
Can someone help 'ID' who she is?


Shades spotting

Spotted Sangeeta Bijlani sporting the Prada Butterfly sunglasses when campaigning with hubby Azhrudin in Moradabad.

Sangeeta Bijlani

Monday, May 11, 2009

Doing bohemian chic

Update - Thanks 'Sunehri'! You have confirmed what I was thinking, it is a harem style jumpsuit that Sonam is wearing!

Whilst its not a dress I would wear, think Sonam Kapoor carries it off. More than the ensemble I love her fresh faced make-up and the hair. There have been times like this when her hair and make-up have aged her beyond her years but at the L'Oreal brunch she gets it right. She takes a risk and is probably the only one in Bollywood who doesn't conform to the stock standard which I love.

Sonam Kapoor Loreal brunch source

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thierry Mugler takes inspiration from Manish Arora

The June 09 issue of U.S Marie Claire sees Beyonce Knowles in some of the key costumes designed by Thierry Mugler that she's wearing on her world tour 'I Am'. This particular leopard-sque number takes me back to Manish Arora's latest collection at Lakme Fashion Week the theme of which was all things jungle. Right from the makeup to the actual ensemble this outfit fits right into Manish Arora's collection which you can check out here.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Of miniscule denim shorts

Saying that Celina Jaitley loves her miniscule denim shorts would be an understatement as her obsession for them transcends seasons and events.

L: At Ekta Kapoor's birthday party/R: Music launch of 'Paying Guest'

Hot in pink or not?

The fascination with whitening products in India continues with the latest brand to join the ranks being Vaseline. Neha Dhupia wore a solo shoulder pink draped number at the unveiling event. Cast your votes to give your verdict on Neha's look.

If you like the style of the dress a great option would be the Bebe solo shoulder dress featured below.

Bag spotting

Rarely to break away from all white Simi Garewal went casual for a change teaming a white top (but of course!) with jeans at the Nu-hart clinic inaugration. Also known for her fondness for Louis Vuitton, she again opted for a Louis but this time being a much more casual Shopper Cabas.