Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yellow and White, Summer bright

Who: Soha Ali Khan
Where: Shiksha NGO Event

Soha went for a very breezy look in beautiful, white kurta with chikan embroidery worn over dark jeans at an NGO event. Her makeup was also simple...How adorable is her butterfly pendant?

Who: Neha Dhupia
Where: Shiksha NGO Event

Neha, attending the same event, went for a more glam look in a silk, cream ensemble with a keyhole neckline and embroidery near the neck and on the shoulders. She also wore loads of makeup!!

I am sure there is no dress code for NGO events ;-) but what do you think is more suitable - casual or formal attire? Was Soha under-dressed or Neha, over-dressed?

Who: Diandra Soares
Where: Nandita Basu's WIWF post-show party

Diandra, one of India's top models, completely rocks this bright yellow drop-waist outfit. I love the ribbons in grey/black on the neckline - it adds just the right amount of glamor to the outfit!! I have a dress in the exact same shade and similar cut but with long sleeves from Macys. Now I just need to borrow her toned legs when I wear it;-)

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Wills India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 - Rahul Mishra

I have a confession to make - I love anything in black/white!! So when I saw Rahul Mishra's collection, I went a little crazy - good, happy crazy:-) A major part of his collection was in monochromatic with graphic prints of concrete man-made structures. The idea behind his collection was that concrete is replacing nature leading to global warming crises and a small change on our part can prevent that. He also did a few pieces with chevron strips but I didn't feel any love and some pieces in solid colors which rocked. My picks:

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Wills India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 - Ritu beri

Ritu Beri presented a collection that was a tribute to the Indian army. There were army flags on the runway and a live military brand playing music. Her collection had lot of military inspired jackets (double-breast, high collar), velvet gowns and dresses. Although the jackets were very well tailored and smart, I had a sense of deja-vu since a lot of celebs have been sporting this style during the winter especially Rihanna. The color palette was grey, black, gold, electric blue and bright red. Here are some of the highlights.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spotted around town

Who: Sridevi
Where: Maheka Mirpuri Summer White fashion collection launch

I am completely spell bound!! I haven't seen Sridevi look this good ever. She is like wine - getting better with age. I like her kohl lined eyes and the sari color is just perfect for summer. The itsy bitsy straps of the blouse highlight her delicate collar bones...

Who: Sonia Mehra
Where: Neeta Lulla and Nishka Lulla's summer fashion preview

Sonia looks like a doll in the first pic..Cute dress and bag!! I like the contrast in texture/tailoring between the top and bottom - the top has very architectural, pleated look and the bottom has a girly/princess feel with sequins. Her flower hairpin in her artfully tousled hair gives her a very youthful, 70s touch. As per her tweet, she is wearing Nishka Lulla and was trying for a Blair Waldorf(of Gossip girl) look. What do you think??

Who: Juhi Chawla
Where:Neeta Lulla and Nishka Lulla's summer fashion preview

Yikes, whats wrong with Juhi? As if the kurta/top didn't have enough shine, she added that grandmotherly necklace/bangle. I think its too much bling for a store opening..Dont like her handbang either.

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Wills India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 - Rabani & Rakha

The husband/wife duo of Rabani & Rakha presented a collection consisting of elegant saris and gowns with intricate handcraftmanship and glorious embroideries. They did a lot of pieces with sequined/embroidered underskirt seen thru delicate gowns/saris. The color palette was shades of salamon, teal, grey and blacks. I found the collection very glamorous and pretty much every piece looked wearable. My favorite is the second gown in the middle row.. Loved the neckline and the print!!

Rabani and Rakha

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Wills India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 - Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani is one of my favorite designers. His pieces have some of the most exquisite embroidery that I have ever seen. His collection for Autumn/Winter 2010 was light on embroidery and the emphasis was more on draping and tailored cuts. The palette was mostly grey with a smattering of dark blue, burgundy and white. He used a lot of stacked bangles as accessories as well as embellished belts. Here are my top picks:

Tarun Tahiliani

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All that glitters is not gold!!

Someone posted the following video on Facebook sometime back. Its a must see for all the girls who are obsessed with fashion mags and models. Beauty does not come from within - it comes with the help of makeup artists and photoshop!!

This post was inspired by a poem written by Nalini. You can read the poem here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wills India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010

Who: Deepika Padukone

Deepika wowed the fashion crowd not once but twice on day 2 of WIFW 2010. Deepika was the showstopper for G Pia Fleming, in a one shoulder white gown. I love the hemline and the lace like overlay but not the bubble style - never was a big fan. The gown also looks a little loose around the waist but overall its sophisticated.

Who: Deepika Padukone

Va-va-voom!! Could this gown be any tighter:-) Deepika for Namrata Joshipura in a black metallic gown. The gown has a very simple, clean silhouette and highlights her every curve... Eat ur heart out, Ranbir!!

Who: Esha and Hema Malini

Awww! Isn't that cute? Mother and daughter walk the ramp for Rocky S, Day one. Hema looks so gorgeous at this age!! Esha's dress is in the traditional marriage colors of red/green with very heavy embroidery - I like her top... I didnt like Hema's sari - too much going on..

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

How original!!

That my dear Watson was sarcasm...

Who: Sonam Kapoor
Where: Spice Mobile brand ambassador launch

Sonam wore a pale pink lace dress with boyfriend blazer - a combination that is really popular and all over the place..You guys be the judge on who rocked this style. Sonam, I wish you had put some personal touch to this outfit...

Looks like Sonam is wearing the same Stella McCartney dress as SJP..

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Busy Bee

L to R: Maxim, People, Grazia

Preity may not have any movies in hand but she is keeping herself busy..She was on the cover of not one but three fashion magazines in March, 2010..Not that I am complaining:-) Love her dimpled smile..Which cover did you like best?? Click on the image to enlarge.

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Spring is in the air

Who: Bipasha Basu
Where: Samsung 3D LED Launch

Floral prints are a Spring/Summer staple. They are flirty, feminine and add just the right amount of pop to an outfit. Large florals are usually harder to pull off because they can overwhelm you but Bipasha totally rocks this fabulous printed dress. Not sure about the geometric bangles, hmm....I wish I had a full length picture because I am dying to know what kind of shoes she wore..What do you think? Peep-toes, gladiator, sling-backs???

Who: Priya Sachdev
Where: Launch of Ramona Narang Rodella Collection

I am in love with this bold and brightly colored dress in divine blue/orange/yellow!!! Pucci?? Not a good choice in purse if I may say so and how awful is the drawstring..

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Slash and Rip!!

The title of this post brings Freddy Krueger to mind. Dont worry, no horror stuff here, its a post on ripped jeans:-)

Who: Deepika Padukone
Where: On the unveiling of her 'People' magazine cover

Deepika looks edgy, cool in her ripped skinny jeans, graphic-T and studded leather vest - how perfect is the vest!! Ripped jeans have a very I don't give a damn rebellious feel to them and will look best with equally edgy and low key pieces like boyish blazers, leather jackets, simple tops. She completes the outfit with some really fierce shoes. A very well styled look...How do you wear ur ripped jeans?? I prefer mine tastefully ripped to ones which have major chunks missing!!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shop the Star Style - Ruffles

We have been seeing a lot of ruffles on the red carpet. Ruffles is one of the strongest trends right now - feminine and romantic. Some things to keep in mind when wearing ruffles:
1) Ruffles add volume. So if you are top heavy, avoid a ruffled top or go for top with a v-neck and ruffles down the center. If you are bottom heavy, avoid ruffles around your waist.
2) Try to balance your overall look by pairing ruffles with tailored, structured pieces. Ruffle top will look best with skinny jeans/pencil skirt. Wear simple t-shirts with ruffle skirts. If you are wearing a ruffle dress, try to go for strapless/spaghetti strap or wear a belt to add curves and avoid looking bulky. Make sure that that the ruffles do not overwhelm your frame.
3) As always don't overindulge. Wear only one clothing item with ruffles.

Here are some cute pieces to try on....
Top row (L to R) : Forever21 ($30), Forever21 ($2o), ardenb ($49) , NY and Company($33)
Bottom row( L to R): topshop, Ann Taylor($48)

L to R: Free people ($58), BCBG Max Azaria ($150), Macys ($59.99)

Top Row( L to R) : ASOS($79), Spiegel($129) MCQ($425), Revolve clothing($59)
Bottom: Macys ($59.99)

Friday, March 19, 2010

I really love my....

Left: Countdown Zero premier
Right: India today 2010 conclave ruffles shirt. Asin first wore the shirt with a beige skirt, accessorizing with black clutch and peep-toes. Next time around, she went for a black on black look, pairing the shirt with black jeans..Her hair is pretty much the same always;-) Which outfit did you like better?

Which look is better?
In skirt
In jeans
Neither - I could have styled it better!!
Both - She can rock anything!! free polls

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I want to get married, again!!

One of my friends is going to be a bridesmaid in a summer wedding this year and the bachelorate party is in Miami!! Some girls have all the fun!! Anyways, we spent the whole afternoon looking at dresses/shoes etc and discussing what we would wear if we got to do over our weddings...And that reminded me of the SATC (the movie) scene where Carrie tries all those stunning designer wedding dresses..Enjoy and let me know which one you liked best!!

Sabayaschi again

vidya balanWho: Vidya Balan
Where: Release of Ishqiya DVD

Looks like Sabayaschi saris are Vidya's go-to for any occasion..and to be honest I am getting bored with his banarasi contrast border saris. Having seen Vidya's fashion blunders I guess its better to be safe/predictable than the laughing stock of town..On the other hand, how awesome is her makeup!! Subtle but glowing..

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Peaches and cream

Who: Katrina Kaif
Where: FICCI inauguration

I haven't seen Katrina on the red carpet for some time but the wait was worth it. That is one stunning Anarkali by Tarun Tahiliani. I could kill for that dress!! The nude color looks fresh and perfect for summer and I love how TT has played with shape and proportion going for a floor length hemline. Katrina looks very polished and elegant. Two thumbs up!!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Looks of the day

Who: Neha Dhupia
Where: Shortlisting of Miss Femina finalists

The houndstooth is one of the few fashion prints that have both modern and vintage feel to it. I love houndstooth best in the traditional colors of black/white. The key to make it work is not to overdo it. If you decide to go for a one-piece dress, like Neha here, do make sure that the accessories (shoes/purse/tote) are in simple solid colors. The pearl strands add a touch of elegance to the whole outfit..I am not a big fan of square toe pumps but she looks lovely!!

Who: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Where: "Retta Suzhi" Audio Launch

Whatever I write about her, people are going to disagree with me:-) One of the few celebs who invokes strong reactions in whatever she does!! She is looking gorgeous here and I love her sari. She is wearing a Manish Malhotra sari.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend round up

Who: Mugdha Godse
Where: CN Wadia Cup

Did you hear that sound? Thats me falling of my chair!! I could not believe my eyes when I saw this pic - Mugdha in something thats actually drool worthy!! I mean after such disasters on the red carpet, where did this come from?? Did she get a new stylist?? She still has a long way to go looking at her clutch but one small fashion step at a time...

Who: Sonam Kapoor
Where: L'oreal launch of 'Golden Girl' cosmetics

yup, that thud is me again. I think I am going to start wearing a helmet to protect my head, sigh....I am all for pushing fashion boundaries but this dress...I mean, it looks like, ummm, you know, like her boobs are reaching her knees!! Sagging boobs - when did that become an 'in' thing??

I do like her necklace, hair and makeup - so all is not lost..

Who: Shilpa Shetty
Where: Opening of her 'Royalty' restaurant

Shilpa looks glamorous in a nude sequins cocktail dress. Its not clear from the pictures but her earrings are the same shade as the purse. The purse doesn't really go with the dress and I am not sure why is she pulling her dress up. Sexiness should not require an effort;-)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Clean bowled at the IPL dinner

Who: Shilpa Shetty

Looks like everyone in bollywood owns a Herve Leger bandage dress!! Makes sense since bandage dresses are inherently va-va-voom as there isn't a curve on the body that a form fitting Herve Leger doesn't reveal and it is a showstopper in any color. A win-win situation!! Shilpa looks awesome in an electric blue one..I wish I could say the same for her purse (looks like a Judith Leber) or shoes. A simpler shoe would have looked better..What do you guys think??

Who: Malaika Arora Khan

A stunning bodycon corset-style dress with draped overlay skirt. The dress by itself is totally lust worthy and on top of it we had the fabulous Malika wearing it - a total femme-fatale look. The dress is by Alexander Wang (pre-Fall 2009 colleciton) and she wore it with nude Christian Louboutins. Unfortunately, I could not find any close-up shot of her..

Who: Soniya Mehra

The bib necklace was a key piece of jewelery that had a major presence in Spring 2009 show. I do like this trend and saw some really good bib necklaces at Express, Ann taylor, Banana republic etc last winter but never bought one. Where would I wear one too?? Its too gaudy for day wear and I really don't have any IPL dinner, movie premiers to go to;-)

The intricate and stylish bib necklace adds drama to her otherwise simple dress and the pairing with gold accessories adds color..Again, couldn't no close-up shot:-(

Who: Arjun and Mehr

So happy that Arjun didn't wear keds this time. Both of them look perfect. If they ever separate ( god forbid!!), I have the first dibs on the man:-)

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Lakme fashion week Summer/Resort 2010 - Anita Dongre

Anita Dogre presented an all white collection inspired by her love for Jaipur. There were two lines in her collection. One called 'Interpret' consisted of resort wear and the second 'Timeless' consisted of ethnic wear. Beautiful pieces with sparkling gorgeous silver embroidery. Perfect for day and night wear in summer! I esp. love the last anarkali with silver churidar/leggings..

Anita Dogre

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Celebs at Lakme fashion week.

Who: Freida Pinto

Whenever I see tulle, it reminds me of the pink tutu that Carrie wore in the opening credits of SATC. That look has become so iconic..Tulle/crinoline is a very girly fabric and adds a feminine touch to any outfit. I adore skirts that have tulle peeking from under the hem of the skirt. But you have to be careful since you don't want to look too poofy. This outfit uses tulle as the side panels on an attractively embelished dress, adding depth to a simple silhouette. Love the color combination but I am iffy on the dress. How cute are her T-strap shoes??

Who: Celina

This is Celina's signature look - chiffon sari with sequins spaghetti top, pin-straight hair, heavily lined eyes, big earrings. It looks good albeit boring, so why mess with a tried and tested formula:P The sari is the prefect shade of grey for summer and it is draped very beautifully. She should have gone easy on the eye liner and for a bolder shade of red lip color..

Who: Shraddha Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor's daughter)

Try to look beyond the scary makeup... I found this look very causal chic. The vest, layered necklaces, tapered pants and peep toes - all pull this look together. Me likey!!

Another great look from the mystery girl. Come on guys, help me ID her!! Who is she??

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Lakme fashion week Summer/Resort 2010 - Satya Paul

Puneet Nanda's,Designer for Satya Paul, collection was titled “Zen, Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing”. The collection consisted of saris, lehengas and gowns. The colors were very vibrant and the embellishments varied from sequins, lace to traditional zardozi and aari embroidery..I loved the psychedelic prints he did on some of the saris and gowns. Mandira Bedi opened the show.

Puneet Nanda for Satya Paul

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