Monday, September 28, 2009

For the Chic files

I love everything about Lara Dutta's look at the GQ Man of the Year Awards that took place in Mumbai last night. The pink looks fantastic against her skin and I like how the black sash helps break the colour. Pulled back hair and stylish earrings and clutch complete her look. Lara Dutta GQ Awards source

Mixing it up

Abhay Deol's teaming of faded grey denims with a tuxedo jacket and a black skinny tie doesn't really work for me. He should have just gone classic with a suit pant. Not particularly liking the shoes either.

GQ Man of the Year Awards 2009 Abhay Deol source

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back to the saree

After donning a spat of dresses Rani Mukherjee reverts back to her favourite ensemble - a saree at a Navratri celebration recently.


For the fugly files

Both Laila Khan and Sheetal Mafatlal earn places in the Fugly Hall of Fame with these ensembles they were sporting at the launch of the new Mumbai pub 'Tote'. Laila should have really covered up her innerwear with a shirt or something and should have given either the necklace or the belt a miss as together they are a bit much. Sheetal too went a bit over the top with the matching python gladiators and clutch. The glads aren't nice at all so I would've just stuck to the clutch only and spent my money on better shoes. The pearl tassle necklace is just isn't required with the knotted neckline of her dress.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

In Sabyasachi

How much I love Aishwarya for wearing this gorgeous Sabyasachi saree on the Oprah Winfrey show due to air soon. I love the simple bindi, the elbow length sleeves (yes I have a thing for them!) and the gorgeous saree.

Aishwarya Rai Oprah Winfrey show Sabyasachi saree source

Dior Ditto!

Looks like the Dior press pack is doing the rounds and close on the heels of the Twinkle-Akshay L'Officiel cover we have Shilpa Shetty as Harper Bazaar's cover girl for the October issue. Have a preference between the two covers?

Twinkle Khanna Shilpa Shetty Christian Dior Harpers Bazaar LOfficiel Magazine source & source

Friday, September 25, 2009

Shahrukh & Kajol for Vogue India

The October issue of Vogue India is graced by Kajol and Shahrukh who also talk about their much awaited upcoming film 'My Name is Khan' in the magazine. Whilst its always exciting to see these two actors come together the cover itself is just strictly ok.

Kajol Shahrukh Vogue India cover source

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In Anupama Dayal

Designer Anupama Dayal was wearing one of her own creations from her latest collection 'Joie' from her lable Anupamaa. The theme of her collection was an "utopian valley of flowers in a smart city" and hence the floral ensemble.

Anupama Dayal Lakme Fashion Week 2010 Joie collection

Left: Anupama Dayal at Lakme Fashion Week Day 5, Right: Joie by Anupamaa '10 Lakme Fashion Week

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An almost ditto

Both Katrina Kaif and Aarti Surendranath were spotted wearing similar asymmetrical dresses doing the rounds at Lakme Fashion Week. The dresses aren't great to start with but if I had to choose Katrina fares marginally better because of the fabric and her choice of footwear.

Left: Katrina Kaif at Lakme Fashion Week, Day 3, Right: Aarti Surendranath at Lakme Fashion Week Day 5

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Feeling Blue?

Designer to the stars Manish Malhotra gets it oh so wrong in this casual and corporate wear blue mish-mash. Usually impeccably dressed lets just blame the crazy busy-ness of Fashion Week for this debacle. The denims aren't the best fit either.

Of Statement Necklaces

Twinkle Khanna has a thing for adding a statement necklace to neutral outfits. We have seen her wear a gorgeous peacock version and a beaded number before. Here's a look at another one from her vast collection.


In Burberry Prorsum

You know you are a star when you are sitting front row at the Burberry Prorsum fashion show wearing an outfit that's just about to be sashayed down the runway. Here's Freida in all her glory wearing a gorgeous lemon dress from Burberry's latest Spring collection. She looks fantastic and I love her choice of sandals.

Freida Pinto Burberry Prorsum dress London Fashion Week source & source

Dolce Gabbana spotting

Spotted Freida Pinto outside the Dolce Gabbana store in London sporting what looks like her latest purchase from the store - the Miss Gin Ruffle Bowler. I love this bag and the ruffle detail. It can be yours at a measly price of USD$2395+taxes from Bergdorf Goodman.

Freida Pinto Dolce Gabbana bag source & source

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In Christian Dior

Fashionable couple Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar grace the cover of the latest issue of L'Officiel India dressed by Dior. Twinkle's gown is from the 2009 Pre Fall collection.

Twinkle Khanna Akshay Kumar LOfficiel Magazine Christian Dior source & source

Vikram Phadnis: Lakme Fashion Week

I love love love everything about Vikram Phadnis's timeless, regal and oh so very Indian collection presented on Day 4 of the Lakme Fashion Week. None other than the diva herself Sushmita Sen acted as the perfect showstopper resplendant in a gold and green bridal lehenga. Drool on ladies just like me. P.S The churidaar number in row 4 is so meeee and is on my wishlist for my sister's wedding!

Vikram Phadnis Lakme FAshion WEek

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Boys strutting their stuff

The current Lakme Fashion Week has a strong focus on menswear so it was no surprise to see a plethora of B-town male celebs strut their stuff. John Abraham Lakme Fashion Week Rocky S

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Prateik Babbar Kunal Rawal Prateik Babbar for Kunal Rawal Aftab Shivdasani & Manoj Bajpai for Troy Costa
Shreya Talpade for Digvijay Singh

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fashion mixed with Patriotism

The theme of Sanjay Hingu's collection was clearly patriotism. Here's a look at a couple of the pieces; a checkered jacket with a print depicting Gandhi ji on one side and a t-shirt depicting the iconic Dandi march.

Sanjay Hingu Lakme Fashion Week source

In Nikasha

Spotted Tisca Chopra in a Nikasha ensemble on Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week. I love the detail on the dupatta.

Tisca Chopra Lakme Fashion Week source

Old habits die hard

Just one more reason to get on with hiring that stylist asap Ms. Dhody!

Queenie Dhody at Lakme Fashion Week, Day 2

Manish Malhotra: Lakme Fashion Week

Closing on Day 2 of the 2010 Lakme Fashion Week was Manish Malhotra presenting his very wearable Bridal Collection. There were certain pieces that bore resemblance to his previous collections but overall I actually quite liked it for its wearability especially some of the suits. I'm sure sooner or later we'll see the celebs donning these.

Manish Malhotra 2010 Lakme Fashion Week source

Priyanka Chopra: What's Your Rashee premiere

For the What's your Rashee premiere at TIFF Priyanka Chopra went traditional (technically I say!) clad in white. The white silver colour combo does suit her and I love the draping of the skirt but the whole excessive mid-riff bearing look with the belly button and the minuscule bandeau kills it for me. I also have a feeling she's wearing Manav Gangwani as it doesn't look like a typical Manish Malhotra saree that she's seen wearin on the rare ocassion she decides to go Indian.

Priyanka Chopra What's Your Rashee premiere source

Saturday, September 19, 2009

For the fugly files

Day 1 of the Lakme Fashion Week saw a bevy of celebs flocking in to see their fav designers in action. Most dress (or attempt to!) in their chic best or are dressed by the designers' itself whose show they are there to watch. In case of Simone Singh its a bit of a disaster really as this draped toga style mess is doing her no favours what so ever. Here's hoping for a better sighting next time round.


Changing it up

A new hair do (which for the record I don't like much), a strapless fitted black dress minus the usual super short hemline was Priyanka Chopra's look at the Toronto International Film Festival. I quite like the dress as its just refreshing to see PC break away from her usual super short outfits but don't really dig the shoes. Your thoughts?


Matching to the Extreme

Queenie Dhody went an a bit overboard with the head to toe gold matching at the first day of Lakme Fashion Week. There is nothing about this look that I like and Queenie really needs to part with some moolah to hire a stylist asap. I'm sure she's got a closets full of designer duds but surely she needs a bit of help with putting together ensembles.


Lakme Fashion Week kicks off

The '10 Lakme Fashion Week has started and mother daughter designer-due Neeta and Nishka Lulla put together a combined show on Day 1. While mum Neeta focused on what she does best aka traditional wear in a white and beige colour palette; Nishka's collection was young and breezy. Sameera Reddy walked for Neeta and Dia Mirza for Nishka - here's a dekho


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In Missoni with Harry Winston jewels

Freida Pinto made her first appearance at New York Fashion Week to play hostess at the launch of the latest Harry Winston jewellery collection dressed in Missoni teamed with Harry Winston jewels.


Salman Khan for Ashish Soni

On the third and final day of India's first Men's Fashion Week held in New Delhi, Salman Khan took to the runway for designer Ashish Soni.

Salman Khan Ashish Soni Men's Fashion Week India source

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mandira Bedi for Satya Paul

There's not been much at the 09 Kolkatta Fashion Week that's impressed me and hence I haven't covered it on my blog. It was no suprise to see Mandira Bedi walk for Satya Paul as she's so fond of the designer's sarees. The saree is ok but the blouse (for the lack of a better word!) I have huge issues with. The criss cross detail I like but the minisculity of the garment just ain't right.

Mandira Bedi Satya Paul Kolkatta Fashion Week source

Friday, September 11, 2009


Spotted Lara Dutta shooting on the streets of London for her upcoming movie 'Housefull' wearing a BCBGMAXAZRIA Tiered skirt contrast dress.

Lara Dutta Housefull BCBG dressLeft: Lara Dutta, Right: BCBG Tiered Skirt Dress

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Giselle Monterio for Ritu Kumar

Kolkatta Fashion Week kicks off with Giselle Monterio of 'Love Aaj Kal' fame taking to the runway for designer Ritu Kumar. Here's a dekho


The Long & Short of it

Spotted Vindoo's (Dara Singh's son who also starred in Kambhakt Ishq) lady friend at Akshay Kumar's birthday do sporting a shorter version of the Just Cavalli dress that was last seen on Deepika Padukone at the 'Love Aaj Kal' premiere. I love the dress in both styles, what about you?

Left: Deepika Padukone, Middle: Just Cavalli Leopard Print Gown, Right: A Guest at Akshay Kumar's birthday
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The dress saga continues

We catch Rani sporting another dress; this time a geometric print maxi at a promo event for her upcoming movie ' Dil Hadippa'. The silhouette is great on her but the outfit in itself is stock standard and me definitely don't like the look of that white sandal she's got on.


The Perfect Bride?

Malaika Arora Khan and Amrita Rao along with Shekhar Suman are hosts of a new TV show 'The Perfect Bride'. All will be ok provided the contestants don't look at Amrita for inspiration! I'm at a bit of a loss for words as I can't figure why someone would wear something this bizarre which looks like Indian Barbie gone wrong!


In Sync

Nauheed Cyrusi and Priyanka Chopra definitely seem to be in sync. Both choose asymmetrical blue numbers that they teamed with red nails and silver shoes. Who do you think rocked this look?

L: Nauheed Cyrusi at 'Khatron ke Khiladi' press meet, R: Priyanka Chopra at Bvlgari 'Save the Children' campaign press meet

Monday, September 7, 2009

Matching to the Extreme

Spotted Pooja Bedi in a white matched to the extreme ensemble at a Garnier function.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

In Sky

Spotted Ridhima Kapoor Sahani wearing a typical Sky top at the Kaya Skin Clinic. You can grab a similar styled top from the brand at Bloomindales.

Left: Ridhima Kapoor at Kaya Skin Clinic, Right: Sky "Chansu' top

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Balenciaga spotting

Update - And here's a full length shot of Ms. Kapoor. The Balmain 'Elastico Nero' sandals I so want right now and are super hard to resist considering they are on sale at chickdowntown.

Update - The dress Sonam's got on is by Marios Schwab as shared by the fashionista herself on Twitter and reported by Bollywood Buzzes back in August this year. Thanks Claire for sharing.
Spotted Sonam Kapoor totting the Balenciaga City at the 'Joy of Giving Week' event in New Delhi. You can get your fix at Barneys or Balenciaga online if you are based in the US or UK.

Sonam Kapoor Joy of Giving Week event balenciaga handbag

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