It was a treat of gorgeous ‘chikankari’ embroideries on the garments at the Manish Malhotra show. The colors for the womenswear were to die for too! I really wish he would have taken a chance with some bolder colors in his menswear pieces though. I especially loved how he had used special ‘chikankari’ borders on some of his dupattas. Very delicate and fine craftsmanship from the girls at the Mijwan NGO, which was another wonderful cause that was being supported.
What do you do most Monday evenings? Get back from office, go home, watch some television, the gym maybe or hang with friends at the pub? Here is a different idea – how about you go to Pragati Maidan, to the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, watch a ‘live’ fashion show, witness the happennings of the fashion industry first hand, have a few drinks and have a blast maybe?!
We are giving away one pass to the Alpana Neeraj & Rishta by Arjun show on the 8th of October, 2012 at 5:45pm.
Fiama recently held a ‘Fabulous Hair Event’ with hair expert Sapna Bhavnani, whose website you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO see for yourself! They showcased 6 unique and trendy hairstyles on some lovely ladies including designer Ranna Gill, Vidushi Mehra (wife of designer Nikhil Mehra), Ambika Anand, etc. All the hairstyles were classy, practical and complimentary to any glam occassion.
But first a quickie Outfit Post followed by a few pics from the event!
The heat seems to be slowly ebbing so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to wear a mildly heavy shirt – a slightly old pick but still very much loved due to its sheer energy and vibrance – my ‘ZARA Scarf Print Shirt’.
Presenting the schedule for the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013
Manish Arora knows how to put up a show and boy does he know it right! And since he was showing in the Capital after a gap of over three years it was literally a high octane, full power blast of a show. Energy was ripping through everyone! While I have very few words to express my sheer enthusiasm I do have a truckload of photographs from the show. It wasn’t easy trying to pick out the few that got to come up on the blog. Nevertheless, here they are.
This year, Anju Modi presents her collection DEVI. The collection takes inspiration from some of the most vivid characters inked throughout the Bengali literature and those that have been cinematically brought to life.
Like always her garments were so much more than just garments, art, stories infact. Layers upon layers of intricacy so thoughtfully brought together. One look and you know that not just anybody is capable of such craftsmanship. Anju Modi’s shows always leave me in complete awe and love with her.
When you know its JJ Vallaya, you know its going to be EXTRAVAGANT. Actually in this case collections by ALL the designers will be extravagant, it being ‘Couture Week’ and what not. But still, JJ Vallaya was one show I was really looking forward to. And it delivered…maybe a little too much, but thats what couture is all about. Crazy amount of detailing on traditional Indian silhouettes – lehengas, sherwanis, anarkalis and just a bit of unwanted experimentation with the traditional silhouettes which could have been avoidede. Nevertheless, here are glimpses from the show.
Usually my Wednesday nights are a lot more silent and sober compared to this one! It was the official launch of Euphoric Magazine – India’s biggest for clubbing and dance music at Blue Frog, New Delhi. The icing on the cake was ofcourse DJ Dale Anderson spinning some crazy stuff for al the guests. And the guests were p-l-e-n-t-y and pretty too! It is NOT that easy to spot so many good-looking, well dressed people under one roof in Delhi on a Wednesday night
The PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 which will be held from August 8 – 12, 2012 at The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi has recently announced that in order to bring out the ‘Indian’ element of the Couture Week, FDCI has made a conscious choice to showcase most of the collections through top Indian models. Out of the 32 high profile models who are ready to scorch the ramp this season, 25 are Indian models and the remaining are of foreign origin.
A swag party by Artic Vodka to celebrate the MAXIM Cover Girl, in this case, Gul Panag was as good as any Thursday Night could get! A packed club – The Guvment, Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon; loads of alcohol, food and people! There was even a small ramp show but the star of the evening was ofcourse the ever gorgeous and fantastically toned Gul Panag. I really need to grab my own copy of MAXIM coz I cud’nt get enough of her!
Went to the Flea by Nite by Cosmopolitan Magazine recently held at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mehrauli. The place was packed, people having a good time and even better drinks. The stalls were done up pretty and the products ranged from summer garments, to accessories to shoes and bags. Fun filled night.
It was definitely a good feeling to be a part of the celebrations of the launch of ‘Lifestyle Pakistan’ – a fashion, music and food extravaganza from Pakistan at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. To become a part of Pakistani traditional design, not very different from our own, but you could feel those small hints of deviation from our own sensibilities, not only in the garments and embroideries and patterns but also ofcourse the gorgeous food!
It was a close gathering of fine people from the fashion fraternity and the employees of Lecoanet Hemant for the showcasing of their Summer 2012 Collection. People were mingling, sipping on wine, eating some cheese when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, quite like a ‘fLashmob’ but not quite either…women…wearing the new collection, walked into the foyer area. Women with real bodies and real faces and real personalities. Right from Lecoanet Hemant’s employees to designers, entrepreneurs and more, women from all walks of life showcased the collection in what was a brilliant and id say bold concept. I could see Hemant written all over this idea. And that is why I have so much respect for the guy.
Uma Gawd is a very well known London based Drag-Artist who was in town to perform as part of her ‘Dragged Around The World’ Tour and it was an entertaining delight to watch her move, sing, dance and capture everyones attention at Cheri, the restaurant at One Qutab.
We were lucky enough to have been blessed with pleasant weather but Uma took the heat to another level. As a finale Uma sang and performed to ‘Shiela ki jawani’ as well.
Here are some pics from the lovely evening:
It was a great evening with girls, dress-up, make-up, fashion tips and a lot more. A special workshop where the chicas from Marie Claire shared fabulous fashion tips for spring, wardrobe ideas and styling advice at the MANGO store all ripe with their New Spring Summer Collection. Their was a fine guestlist and even stylist Pernia Qureshi shared 3 chic looks exclusively from MANGO’s new collection and ideas on how to rock them!
The evening was concluded with an array of gorgeous sweet treats for the guests and all the guests were given an exclusive discount on the new collection just for that evening. All in all fun, fabulous and très chic.
What happens when you have your best people around you and your best alcohol around too?!….well don’t ask me because I dont really remember much. But one thing I do remember is it was all a big blast!
It was a working saturday, but then this is exactly what some saturdays are meant to be – work deprived and alcohol imbibed.
Joined by close friends, family, tummy-happy food and gorgeous cocktails. Of course it was all Cointreau based since the people at Remy-Cointreau were crazy enough to give me a bottle and tell me to go nuts with it. It was everywhere, in the food, sangria, cocktails and even on our clothes and table covers by the end of it! And im proud to report that the bottle was devoured of its last drop that day.
The final of the trilogy of The Wills India Fashion Week Photo Diary