Monday, August 31, 2009

The Return of the Rani

Rani Mukherjee has been the limelight a lot lately due to her upcoming film 'Dil Hadippa' and her look in the film. The promo junket continues with her featuring on the latest issue of 'Hi-Blitz'; obviously the focal point of the shoot being to show off her newly trimmed body. The shoot styled by maestro Sabyasachi carries a East meets West type theme with Victorian hair accessories complemented by Jadau jewellery by Krsala. Rani looks fabulous there is no doubt and yes there is photoshopping involved as is always the case but I'm just a bit disappointed in Sabyasachi in terms of his choice of blouses for Rani as I love his really really traditional pieces especially his elbow length saree blouses. But then again I think it was a part of the brief and deliberate move to go for the miniscule blouses for very obvious reasons!
The necklaces are to die for and are going on the wishlist for my sister's wedding :)


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Louboutin spotting

Spotted Sophie Chaudhary along with the rest of the 'Daddy Cool' cast on Salman Khan's TV show 'Dus ka Dum' dancing away in an LBD teamed with one of the newest arrivals in the much coveted Christian Louboutin range - the Zoupie Criss Cross Sandal which will set you back a cool USD$935 plus taxes.

Sophie Chaudhary Dus ka Dum Christian LouboutinBuy here
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In Emilio Pucci

Spotted Suzanne Roshan-Khan wearing an Emilio Pucci dress at the launch of Arjun Rampal's new restaurant at Samrat Hotel. I love the geometric print, the colours and the silhoutte of this dress.

Suzanne Roshan Emilio Pucci Arjun Rampal Lap lounge launchLeft: Suzanne & Hritik Roshan, Right: Emilio Pucci Spring 09 RTW
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Choo spotting

Spotted Zarine Khan totting the Jimmy Choo Ramona bag at Bina Aziz's art exhibhition.

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In Stella McCartney

Sonam Kapoor opts for a Stella McCartney jumpsuit for her appearance on Farah Khan's TV show "Tere Mere Beach Mein". Whilst I'm yet to catch this episode of the show on air and couldn't find any full length shots but from what I see I really like. Especially the fact that Sonam chose some fresh makeup, casual hair and no accessories leaving all attention on the well cut garment.
On a separate but really exciting note, I have been exchanging tweets with Ms. Kapoor and she's been so nice to respond and share some of her favourite designers with me namely - Balmain (she already owns their statement jacket that I was hoping she did!), Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Thomas Wylde, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and Zero. Infact she was super nice to even visit my blog and said its "cool" which is of course oh so very cool! You can follow me on twitter here and catch me chatting about all things fashion.

Left: Sonam Kapoor on 'Tere Mere Beach Mein', Right: Stella McCartney Spring 09 RTW
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Celeb fashion tweets

Just a bit of tweet goss as I wait in anticipation for Sonam Kapoor's next public appearance. Ms. Kapoor tweets this morning saying she's at Dior for a fitting so yes we wait to see what she'll wear from the Dior stables...

In Balmain

I love these Balmain puffy sleeved jackets and was hoping to spot Sonam Kapoor wear one as quite predictably she's the only Indian celeb who would steer into the territory of wearing something edgy like this. Sonam or no Sonam, Gisele Bundchen sure dons a white Balmain jacket for the September issue of Vogue India that is styled alongside a kudan choker and a bikini. Gisele being Gisele of course rocks this look.

Gisele Bundchen Vogue India White Balmain Jacket September issue source & source

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Channel Payal Gupta's style

Like socialite Payal Gupta's summery white dress with the embroidered neck detail that she wore to designer Reynu Tandon's bridal preview? If yes, you can channel her look with this Shoshanna number which is currently on sale at shopbop. On sale at USD$339.50 it ain't cheap but then again its a classic white dress that you can dress up and down and your wardrobe will cherish it for years. I personally think Payal's dress would have looked better without the tiering and hence prefer the Shoshanna dress over it.
Left: Payal Gupta at Reynu Tandon's bridal preview, Right: Shoshanna Beaded Neck Halter Dress
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In Donna Karan

Update - Thanks 'Nessa' for helping me validate that it is indeed Donna Karan that Ms.Shetty has got on. I've updated the post with an image of the exact jacket she's wearing which is quite similar to the skirt suit; both ensembles being from the designer's Spring 09 Modern Icons collection.

Spotted Shilpa Shetty at a photocall for the Tiffinbites Restaurant in London wearing what looks like a Donna Karan skirt suit. The lapels look different from the version seen on the model but I have a feeling that its definitely Donna Karan.

Shilpa Shetty Tiffinbites Restaurant London Donna Karan black skirt suit

L: Donna Karan Spring 09 Modern Icons/R: Shilpa Shetty at the Tiffinbites Photocall

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Reynu Tandon in Reynu Tandon

At the after party post her Bridal Collection preview, designer Reynu Tandon was spotted wearing a gold jacket and black pants which were part of her Fall-Winter collection showcased at the Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week. Your thoughts on the designer's fashion sense?

Reynu Tandon bridal collection preview
Left: Reynu Tandon WLIFW March 09 Right: Reynu Tandon with Payal Gupta at the Bridal Preview After Party Aug 09

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chanel spotting

Spotted Freida Pinto on set at Woody Allen's upcoming movie stepping out of an Audi Q7 totting the Chanel 'Coco Cocoon' bag.

Freida Pinto Chanel bag Woody Allen movie sets Style credit: Coolspotters

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In Suneet Varma

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen dons a green sequined sari by Suneet Varma on the pages of Vogue India. Here's a dekho

photo source: Pinkvilla

In Emilio Pucci

We've seen Cheena Vig wear it in blue and now Kahkashan Patel wears the Emilio Pucci Cancello dress in pink at the 'Nature's Basket' store launch. Have a preference between the two colours?

L: Cheena Vig, M: Emilio Pucci Cancello dress & R: Kahkashan Patel
photo credit: Times of India

In Gauri-Nainika

For the evening gown segment of the 09 Miss Universe pageant Ekta Chaudhary wore another Gauri-Nainika creation. The red gown is one-off creation that the designers have specially created for Ekta and has a mermaid silhoutte. Here's wishing Ekta the very best! You can catch Ekta in the other Gauri-Nainika gown she wears in the competition here.

Ekta Chaudhary red gown Miss universe Gauri Nainika photo credit: Times of India

In 'Being Human'

Salman Khan is often seen out and about sporting tees and shirts from his charity 'Being Human'. Farah Khan's upcoming show 'Tere Mere Beach Mein' was no exception where Salu posted an appearance in yet another 'Being Human' top.

Salman Khan Being Human Farah Khan show photo credit: Indya

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Time for a change

Time for a change Piggy Chops says the inner stylist in me. No really nothing about this look works and with three hits in a row now perhaps it is time to invest in the services of a good stylist. I detest the hair and the lyrca dress.

Priyanka Chopra Whats your rashee music launch Photo credit: Masala

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Dolce Gabbana

Kangana Ranaut pouts on the Aug issue of Grazia Indian to channel Marilyn Monroe in a Dolce Gabbana dress which pays home age to the yesteryear bombshell.

photo credit: Bollywood Celebden & Style

Friday, August 14, 2009

In Gauri-Nainika & a Ditto with Ash

Spotted Miss India Ekta Chaudhary practising for the Miss Universe pageant in Bahamas in the same Spring 09 Gauri-Nainika gown that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore to the 'Drona' premiere.

Ekta Chaudhary Miss INdia Universe Gauri Nainika gown image source

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mid-week ogle

To take us through the rest of the week who better to look at than Shahid Kapoor who's looking so so good with his new shorter hair do seen here at Crosswords unveiling the latest issue of Hi-Blitz with him on the cover.


In Cue by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna

Spotted Minissha Lamba at the Seagram show in Lucknow in a gown by designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. The colour and silhoutte is similar to the gown that Dia Mirza wore by the designers at the Seagram show in Kolkatta.

Minissha Lamba Seagram show Lucknow Rahul Khanna Rohit Gandhi source

Personal files: My sister's upcoming wedding

Between our new restaurant, work and blogging I'm also starting to spend some time planning outfits for my little sister's (lets call her Ms. S) upcoming wedding in December. Over the next few months I'll give you guys a peek at some of the pieces I'm selecting for me and Ms. S and then during the wedding celebrations if time permits I'm going to get behind the lens to capture the gorgeous Ms. S and share some snapshots with you guys. Just like a typical Indian wedding the pre-celebrations will go on for a few days leading up to the D-day so but of course a whole plethora of outfits is required . I've decided to mix it up and will be going for a range of ensembles which include a couple of floor length gowns for the cocktail parties which I'm going to accessorise with some Indian jewellery (a la Sonam Kapoor!), a sari, a lehenga and a selection of stylish but comfy churidaar suits that I'm going to team with bright parandis! Here's a look at the two gowns I've picked up, both by Notte by Marchesa which I grabbed at an absolute steal when Neiman Marcus went on sale. I love Notte by Marchesa and whilst both these pieces are not from the current range they are both timeless. You will recognise one of these gowns as it has been seen on Preity Zinta on a couple of ocassions.



I have no words for this!!! Here's Mallika Sherawat in all her glory at the 'Inglorious Basterds' premiere. I thought it couldn't get any worse than the outfit she wore to the 'Millions of Milkshakes store' but she's clearly upstaged herself with this one.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miu Miu spotting again

Spotted Genelia D'Souza promoting her film 'Life Partner' at the Radio Mirchi studio wearing the same Miu Miu glads that we have spotted on Deepika twice before. You can check out Deepika wearing them here and here.

Genelia DSouza Miu Miu gladiator sandals Life Partner Radio Mirchi promotion source

Genelia on Verve

Genelia D'Souza graces the cover of the latest issue of Verve magazine. Here's a dekho. Like the bangles and the draped sleeve of the dress.

Genelia DSouza Verve magazine

Looking dapper

The August 09 issue of Filmfare celebrates the top 80 iconic performances in Hindi cinema and who better to be the cover man sorry boy as Filmfare calls him than the dapper Amitabh Bachchan. Loving the shorter hair and bow tie but then again I'm a huge huge fan!

Amitabh Bachchan Filmfare August 2009 Cover

Monday, August 10, 2009

For the chic files

Hadn't had a sighting of one of my favourite fashionistas aka Ms. Kapoor for a while and this runway appearance didn't disappoint. Sonam looks fantastic in this black strapless gown earning her a place in the chic files.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Matching to the Extreme

Geeta Basra does a white match to the extreme at Denis Saralka's bash which does nothing to impress.


In Neeta Lulla

Celina Jaitley also walked the the Gitanjali fashion show where she showcased the brand's diamond jewels with a red bridal ensemble by designer Neeta Lulla. I don't like the outfit one bit, what about you?


In Vikram Phadnis

Sameera's walked for Vikram before so it was not surprising to see her walk at the Gitanjali 'Bedazzled' event in a Phadnis creation teamed with a diamond and rubies necklace with matching earrings.


In Rocky S

At the Gitanjali 'Bedazzled' event in commemoration of the brand's 15th anniversary Bipasha Basu walked the runway in another Rocky S lehenga which was similar to what she wore at the IIFA 'Extravaganza'. Carrying on the theme was Raima Sen who wore the exact same lehenga that Bips wore to the IIFA event with the only difference being the style of the blouse. Here's a look:

Bipasha Basu at Gitanjali 'Bedazzled'
Raima Sen at Gitanjali 'Bedazzled'

Thursday, August 6, 2009

For the fugly files

I somehow missed this cringe worthy red carpet appearance of ex Miss India-USA Pooja Kumar at the 'Gen Art' benefit a couple of months ago and maybe that was a good thing! The nude fishnets teamed with peep-toe sandals is making me feel dizzy. How in the hell can people with a style (non)sense like this win a beauty pageant!


Supporting the locals

Riya Sen steps out again on the ramp in Kolkata to support local designers namely Manoj Agarwal who's designed the black saree and in a red suit by Sreyas Goenka. Like any of the looks?

Riya Sen Kolkata Fashion Show Manoj Agarwal Sari source

In Amit Agarwal for Morphe

For the September Elle India issue, Katrina Kaif graces the cover in a Amit Agarwal for Morphe black maxi. Here's a look

Katrina Kaif Elle India September 09 Amit Agarwal Morphe black dress

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

In Stella McCartney

Update - Turns out Freida Pinto was wearing a Stella McCartney dress from the designer's latest Resort collection. Thanks Red Carpet Fashion Awards for the 'ID'. The clutch is by McCartney as well and the sandals are by Jimmy Choo.

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel made an appearance at the 'Film4 Summer Screen' at Somerset House in London to talk about what else but 'Slumdog Millionaire'! Freida opted for a little black dress that she teamed with a gold cuff and an embellished matching gold clutch and sandals. The outfit is fine, but I'm not loving the hair. Dev went for black too with a touch of white, I somehow can't bring myself to like it though. Your thoughts on the couple's style statement?

Stella McCartney Resort 2010

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vogue India: Age(less) edition

Vogue India has finally gotten around to producing an Age(less) issue similar to what it's US and UK counterparts did last year. Gracing the cover are yesteryear supermodels Feroze Gujral and Shobha De alongside Ujjwala Raut and Jyothsna Chakravarthy. Feroze is wearing a Armani gown similar to the one that Kareena Kapoor wore on the inaugural issue of Harper's Bazaar. Ujjwala wears Alexander McQueen which I can't imagine anyone wearing in real life but is just so fabulous for editorial.

Top Left to Bottom Right: Ujjwala Raut, Jyothsna Chakravarthy, Shobha De & Feroze Gujral

L: Alexander Mcqueen Spring 09 RTW, R: Giorgio Armani Spring 09 RTW

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

In Anand Kabra

To showcase designer Anand Kabra's autumn-winter collection at 'Aza', actress Shriya Saran presented one of his designs. You like?

L: Anand Kabra LFW'09, R: Shriya Saran at 'Aza'