Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Last Resort

Resort is a relatively unknown a few years ago in India, however with Lakme India Fashion introducing Resort wear lines. As the name suggests this line is designed specifically for holidays ( read St. Tropez or St. Barts) and hits stores before a little before the holiday season.
I love the understated glamour and easy chic vibe resort wear gives out.Unusual pairings have totally inspired me to reinvent my wardrobe. I'm taking a cue from Doo Ri's line (pic 1 ) by pairing a draped dress with a blazer. Textured skirt and jacket from Viktor and Rolf (pic 3) Coloured pop jackets and shorts from Dsquared (pic 5) Sleek minimalism from Celine. God bless you Pheobe! Colour blocking seen at Moschino , florals on florals at Kenzo and lastly my favourite collection has to be Jason Wu and the opening look, a white blouse buttoned to the top and shorts so effortless so fab!

All pics from

Friday, 22 October 2010

Freida Pinto for GQ (US) by Marc Hom

India's biggest export to the West Freida Pinto has landed another editorial for a magazine, this time GQ. Do I think it's her best one? Nope, but this girl is going places and we have to commend her for this instead of proclaiming that she looks like a bai .Atleast she doesn't have a LA meets London meets Bombay accent!

Sunday, 26 September 2010


For the past few weeks, fashion has been making headlines all over India. First it was the couture week, then men's fashion week, then next I heard was Kolkata couture week. Excuse me? Kolkata fashion week and Lakme Fashion week trundling along later with the major coup d'etat they was roping in Manish Arora who showed us a stale collection already viewed in France. In another few days HDIL will host Spring/Summer 2011. All these incessant shows must end. As much as we like to pride ourselves in having fashion weeks, sitting front row and having "international" buyers this has to stop.
Can we consider the above design even something remotely connected to fashion? It's a disgraceful dress something I would imagine a drag queen to wear.
We need to get our act together, make sure we get our seasons right. Drop these multiple fashion weeks and by no account should we do couture. The term 'Haute Couture' is copyrighted. Only those members who belong to the chamber can produce Hatue Couture collections. Why must we copy a french title? Don't Indian designers earn their money from custom made gowns and employ people in their ateliers? Talented people like Nachiket Barve don't get due credit owing to crappy so called designers such as Manish Malhotra and Neeta Lulla who obviously know that innovation is not a word in their dictionary.
Indian fashion ought to change, get a proper council and get your act together.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Forever 21 launching in Delhi, India!

First there were rumours,whispers that Forever 21 would launch in India. Finally the rumours have been put to rest with the opening of Forever 21's flagship store right here in Ambience Mall Delhi. The launch will occur on 18th September and will be inaugurated by none other than Bollywood's most stylish star Sonam Kapoor.
They also have a contest details here

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Tom Ford IS BACK! part Deux

When I read this on wwd, I couldn't contain myself. Never had such a fashion moment elicited such excitement from me. The reason? Tom Ford is giving us a sneak peak of his upcoming fall/winter 2011 collection at this time's Fashion Night Out. I would love to see what Tom Ford brings back to the table unattached to any design house. Watch this space for more...

ps: Tom Ford is launching his first outlet in India at The Collective Delhi. I hope his lipstick range follows here...

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Do the Short Crop!

Everyone is jumping on the Pixie haircut bandwagon and it's latest captive? Anne Hathaway.
Over this summer Carey Mulligan, Mia Wachowski, Michelle Williams and Emma Watson have all gone the Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow look and lopped of their locks. Could this be the hottest haircut since Rihanna's bob?
Watch this space for more!

pics- tfs forums

Monday, 30 August 2010

Gossip Girl Season 4 Fashion

While Sex and the City 2 may have crashed and burned, and just when we mourned the loss of fabulous fashion Eric Daman saved the day. Blair and Serena paint Paris red clad from the likes of Moschino, Gucci to Zuhair Murad Couture! Print Clashes, shorts and flouncy skirts seem to be the order of the day.
The look I would love to channel? Serena's tailored shorts and bold necklace. Definitely a favourite!

Monday, 5 July 2010

First Look -: Christian Dior Haute Couture A/W 2010

John Galliano is one of the few designers adept at using bold colours and theatrics. Held at the famed Musee Rodin, Galliano gave a whole new meaning to the term 'flower power'. Models walked down the ramp with cellophane around their heads mimicking bouquet wrappers. Inspired by Christian Dior's Tulip collection, technicolour gowns and dresses with realms of tulle and frill reminiscent of various hued flowers in a garden.
Truly, a beautiful collection.
My personal favourite ? The white dress with blue blotting.

Pics from tfs. Originally from FirstView/Getty

Need to pick up- Yves Saint Laurent -Elle limited Edition

The must have perfume of the summer is definitely YSL's limited edition version of Elle. This lighter fruitier version has notes of pink pepper, Sambac jasmine, amber and grapefruit.Guaranteed to seduce your olfactory sense!

Book Pick- Fashion Jewellery:Catwalk and Couture -Maia Adams

I love jewellery. Real or fake nothing gets me more excited than seeing earrings, rings and bracelets ( well, maybe perfume.) The bigger the better! I recently discovered this book, at Crossword which features some of the biggest names in jewellery design, such as Alexis Bittar and Bless.
The book talks about the designers collaboration with various design houses such as Lanvin and Comme des Garçons. It also mentions the various materials they collaborate with such as resin lucite, wood etc.
The most interesting part of the book was reading how a certain designer was inspired by chicken bones and made pieces of jewellery out of discarded chicken bones from lunch!
This is one book that is so inspirational and well written and a definite pick up the next time I am in Crossword.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

McQueen Resort 2010

The resort collection is the first with new creative director Sarah Burton at the helm of Alexander McQueen. The result was an exquisite collection that stayed true to the brand's DNA. The collection essentially McQueen's but having a shadow of femininity stamped by Burton. The latest collection has certainly whet the appetites of the fashion fraternity.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Unveiled :Tom Ford Eyewear -Nicholas Hoult and Freja Beha Erichsen

Tom Ford is synonymous with sex and shock value. Recently unveiling his Fall/ Winter eyewear campaign Ford roped in A Single Man's Nicholas Hoult and a slight departure from his usual female leads Freja Beha Erichsen. The campaign is a twisted take, a mixture of Hitchcock's The Birds and Tom's take on blatant sexuality.

Nicholas is wearing Tom Ford eyewear as well as menswear.