Friday, August 26, 2011

One Week Hiatus

Hello, sweets! I'll be on vacay for the next week. Hope you'll miss me as much as I'll miss you! Back to blogging in early September.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

LFW: Pria Kataria Puri.

Whew! Almost done with LFW posts. PKP showcased some east-meets-west designs. I like how she contrasted flowy, blousy designs with über short hemlines. The cream/gold palette got old. Fast. The beehives were...interesting?

Photos: getty.

LFW: Sabyasachi.

I was seriously bummed by this collection. I had such high hopes for gorgeous Sabya saris but was mostly disappointed by the blandness that came down the runway. I did think some of the high, almost mock-turtle neck collars on some of the pieces were interesting. Feel free to disagree!
This model is trying so hard to look tough while wearing a floral turban.
He's almost succeeding; perhaps he should audition for Bollywood?
If this isn't acting talent, I don't know what is.
Cute, albeit boring, silhouette.
At last! Color! It's floral prints, but we'll take it.
Again, cute but drab.
Photos: viral bhayani.

LFW: Anita Dongre.

Anita Dongre's models sported Bride of Frankenstein hair, swishy lehngas and ... fanny packs?! I did like the exaggerated cat eyes on the models.

This might be the worst offender as far as fanny packs go.

Love the embroidery on this sari!

Photos: filmicafe.

Lakmé Fashion Week: Manish Malhotra.

The much-hyped MM finale at LFW didn't disappoint. Let's see. We saw big hair, classic MM designs, even some strange other worldly embellishments.

Despite the rapturous twitterations of some (ahem, KJo), showstopper Bebo was a bit of a drag. The MUA (I refuse. Refuse, I tell you. To believe this is the work of Lakmé makeup expert Corey Walia) covered her near flawless skin with a heavy varnish of too light, too matte foundation. Haterade! I thought the smokey eye and winged eye liner on the other models was much much much preferable to Bebo's look. The design of her dress was true to MM tendencies and was over-sequined and over-ruffled. But it did look good onstage (in a custome-y way), and I suppose I'll concede that is the point.

Photos: anuja gupta, filmicafe, getty.

Cho Chweet.

I hope you'll indulge me in a little mommy-moment. How adorbs is Tara's little man Zen as he congratulates his mamma on the launch of her new show "The Tara Sharma Show - Ek Nayi Maa Ka Safar"? Ok on three guys, 1-2-3: awwwwwww.
Photo: getty.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


You'll have to humor me for this totally random post, but look at what I came across at Crate and Barrel. Granted, Christmas is a ways away, but you'll want to act now if you want to scoop up this adorable little ornament! Her chania choli is quite fashionable, I might add!
Via: crate and barrel.

LFW: Nandita Thirani.

Nandita's show included a fun blend of Indian and western fashions. I have to say, she's one of a handful of designers who do equally well in either style.
I cannot emphasize how much I covet this lehnga. 
Lucky Zoa gets it for an evening.
A simple white sheath with rocker edge.
Lovely color combo. Seems almost like a hybrid
between Indian and western attire. Beautiful!
Photos: anuja gupta.

Ummm OK?

I'm not sure I understand what is going on here at all. Have a look for yourselves: it's Raageshwari at the Misakee fashion show case. Was it some sort of I Dream of Jeannie promotional tie up? Or is this supposed to be representative of Misakee's latest designs? If it's the latter, I sincerely fear for Misakee's market prospects. If it's the former, ditto.
Photos: getty.

Lakmé Fashion Week: Neeta Lulla.

Fresh off the IJW runway, Miss Prachi walked for Neeta Lulla at LFW.
Desipolitan's favorite looks ahead:
Exquisite detailing.
So ready for fall.
Most unique IMHO. Love!
Riot of color: gorge!
Not sure how I feel about the short top with the
billowy jodhpur -style pants.
Interesting sleeve detailing, na?
I love this bright blue!
Photos: sachin gokhale.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Spy @ LFW Finale.

The LFW Finale presented by Manish Malhotra promised to be a celeb studded affair, and it didn't disappoint! Neha was smoldering in curve hugging red. That necklace is to die for!
Amu had a cute vibe going on in her floaty blue number. It may teeter on the edge of looking like drapery, but I do think she wore it well. I guarantee this is one item MAK would never borrow from Amu's closet!
As for Karisma, well, it wasn't one of her best looks. I don't dig the rinse of her denim. Maybe if she had opted for wearing just the dress minus the skinnies, it would have worked better. But an off day for Karisma is still better than a good day for the Poonams and Divyas of the world.
Kat glowed in a floor length peaches-n-creme MM suit. The girl knows what colors are most flattering for her. I love!
Chitragandha rocked a MM creation that was the colorful opposite to Kat's suit. The vibrant sea foam and purple were nicely offset by low key gold heels. Good work, lady!
Fit and fab, Queenie apparently also laughs in the face of age. Undeniably, she looks amazing. But I would like to see her in something other than the short, tight numbers she's been favoring of late. Perhaps she could take a cue from Sridevi in terms of hemline and fit?
Kim Kardashian Sharma strikes again. While I don't personally love the leopard print, I think she looks good here minus the pouty face.
And that brings us to OMG-WTF-were-you-thinking Deepika. Seriously. Her outfit has me sounding like a tween texting furiously. If I keep looking at this photo I'll be ROFLMAO. Black shorts. Black tank top. Nude heels. That's it?! It's just so lacking in interest (and trust me, that necklace ain't doing it). This is not an outfit for sitting in the front row at the LFW Grand-freaking-Finale.
Did you just not care, DP? You had to realize that the MM show was going to attract all the who's who of B-town not to mention your so-called frenemies and other people of import. Did they fail to tell you that photogs would be in abundance? Or, did you mistakenly think you were walking in the show and thus thought you'd be changing into a MM design anyway so why bother dressing up? This can be the plausible only explanation for attire that so drastically deviates from DP's usual style.
Photos: filmicafe.