Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cindy Crawford in Vogue India

Sexy Cindy Crawford did a stunning editorial in Vogue India for the October 2010 issue. She wears clothing by designer Anamika Khanna, and jewelery by India's luxury brand Rose.




Thursday, November 4, 2010

Perfect Diwali Gift!

I think I've found the perfect Diwali gift! Check out the Sass and Bide jacket below. Would go great with my new dark denim skinnies!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Diwali in Louis Vuitton

Just checked out Louis Vuitton's Diwali collection, and I am impressed! Loved the details, fabrics, and colours. Below is a picture of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on the cover of Vogue India in a dress from the LV Diwali Collection. Divine!!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Louis Vuitton's Diwali

Am loving this! Louis Vuitton will be incorporating the Indian holiday of Diwali into their store's holiday windows worldwide starting November 5.

Diwali (also known as the Festival of Lights) is celebrated in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism and signifies the victory of good over evil. Some Indian businesses begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali wishing for goodluck the following year.

In order to create beautiful window displays, Vuitton is working with Indian designer Rajeev Sethi. These windows will showcase hand-painted paper trunks glowing from within. Special items will include limited edition dresses made of vintage sari fabrics. Oooohh I want one!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ferretti Style

By far one of my favourite collections from Milan fashion week for the Fall/Winter 2010-11 season is by Alberta Ferretti. Models walked out in gorgeous cocktail and evening dresses that I couldn’t take my eyes off of! The trend? Elegant dresses worn just above the knee or to the floor; rich chain trimmings and sheer fabrics are strongly used with an emphasis on the arms; neutral colours were used throughout this entire collection. Below are a few pictures from the show!







Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tahiliani Exposition

Tarun Tahiliani, a bit overdone but amazing none the less! I just checked out his new 'Haute Couture' bridal collection, and it is beautiful. But, still not sure if I would wear it as a bride since he is the most overly worn designer in Bollywood! Want something different, na? What do you think?











Photo Credit: Prokerala

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saree Fresh

Modern, trendy, and fresh - one would not necessarily relate these three words to a saree, but that's exactly what I'm talking about here. It's been on its way for a while, and finally the modern take on the traditional saree is here. Heavily accessorized with belts and necklaces; fitted with a jacket; tied like a scarf; and grunged with boots is what the new take is, and I quite like it! What do you think?














Photo Credit: Vogue India

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bronze and Beautiful

Two words to describe the April issue of Indian Vogue 2010 – sexy and skin. With incredibly gorgeous models on the cover showing off their amazingly flawless skin in sexy bikinis and one-piece bathing suits, this hot issue celebrates the Indian skin tone. What I really love about this issue is that all of the stunning models on the cover are of a bronze skin tone, rather than the stereotypical fair skin tone that are most Bollywood beauties. I’m in love with this issue and hoping there’s a way that I can get my hands on it here in Canada!

Below are a few pictures from the issue:










Photo Credit: Dhingana

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Major Shoe Crush

Have you ever walked into a store and seen the perfect pair of shoes and immediately fallen head over heels in love?

That’s my current situation. The only problem is that I work with this damn pair of shoes and have to stare at them for eight hours of the day. Well, I only really work once a week , so it’s not too bad. But now, this perfect pair of four inch, zebra print gladiator booties, with peek-a-boo slashes over the top, is haunting me. Why don’t I just buy them, you ask? I mean, other than displaying them on my nightstand beside my bed, so that I can wake up to them and see them before I go to sleep (and then hopefully dream of them), how often will I wear them? But then again, there is that sexy black dress, or those cute indigo jeggings, or possibly even my black bikini during my vacations this summer. Okay, I totally have a shoe crush. Does this happen to anyone else? Do you ever have shoes haunt you after you’ve a left a store?

Speaking of shoes, gladiator booties are so sexy right now. I was styling at a fashion show about a month ago, and this model came in wearing four inch heeled, bright blue booties (she was a TOTAL glamazon). With the booties she wore a black tank top and tights that were slashed all up her legs. It looked so great! I’ve seen booties on girls all sizes and shapes, and really think they can be pulled off by anyone if worn with the right outfit. My favourite outfit is a short black dress, with a pair of really nice booties. I've posted a few pictures below of some great gladiator booties I've found:

PS. I love this whole- make up a new word by adding two together thing

Example. Jean + Legging = Jegging or Glamorous + Amazon = Glamazon or Neha + Zebra print shoe = Nebra (Okay maybe not so much that last one)




N.Y.L.A Culver Bootie (heels.com)



Camilla Skovgaard Suede Cutout Boots (net-a-porter.com)



Elizabeth and James Luella Heel Gladiator Booties



Givenchy Booties

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You must be Jegging!

When I first saw the word ‘jegging,’ I didn’t know what to think. What is a jegging?

Jegging (noun) a jean-legging hybrid featuring the deliciousness of denim with the fit of a legging.

Or in my own definition: If jeans and leggings had a baby, it would be called a jegging.

Interesting, I thought, sounds comfortable yet cute at the same time. Truth be told, I love leggings much more than jeans. I don’t find jeans very comfortable, always digging into awkward places...okay, too much information. But, from my personal experience, jeggings are light, comfortable, cool in the summer, and easy to dress up or down. Even though they have been around for about a year now, they are still seen everywhere and are so easy to wear!

Here are three of the most recommended jeggings that I have found:

Top Shop Jeggings



JBrand Jeggings



Joe’s Jeggings



Here are a few different ways to wear them:







Ritu Kumar

If you know me, you know that I love Indian designer Ritu Kumar. Not only is she a pioneer of Indian fashion, but she always creates strong collections with equally strong advertising campaigns.

When my interest in the fashion industry was beginning a few years ago, I started researching Indian designers. I have always enjoyed wearing sarees, Punjabi suits, and lenghas, and wear them every chance that I get; I feel more beautiful, feminine, and sexy than in anything else that I have ever worn. It was only natural that my interest in fashion was drawn towards Indian wear. So, here I was on a quest to find amazing Indian fashion designers. After typing in things like ‘Popular Indian designers’ and ‘Indian fashion designers’ into Google, I kept finding designers that were, of course, good at their craft, but no one that had the ‘wow’ factor that I was looking for. I guess more than anything, I was looking for someone that was inspirational, a designer who I would love to work with in the future. Finally, after a long search, I happened to stumble upon Ritu Kumar’s website.

Amazing. From the introductory page, I was in love. Images of Lord Krishna and his gopis flashed across the screen only to have Ritu Kumar’s name slide in front of me. As I went deeper into the site, I fell in love with the clothing. From her everyday wear of trousers, dresses, and jackets, to the event and party wear of suits and saris. Then, oh my gosh, then, I clicked on the bridal wear label-saved the best for last. The first image flashed across the screen of a model holding a gorgeous dupatta (scarf) over her head, henna adorned her hands, and bangles sat neatly on her wrists. Wow, gasp, OMG. Love. I can’t even tell you how long I stared at the images that flashed across the screen (great advertising campaign on her end!). Traditional yet modern is her take on designing; this is probably why I love her designs so much. Ritu Kumar is able to come out year after year with amazing and modern designs, yet still keep a traditional look in her clothing.

Below are a few pictures from her strong advertising campaigns. So amazing, I could stare at these for hours. Well actually, I probably have already!