For the Harper’s Bazaar Celebration of Fashion event at CIBO, there was a mentioned theme of ‘Shimmer’ for the guests to have something to look forward to… well at least I did.
I was dying to wear the Shrivan Narresh neck jewelery which had abstract shaped swarovski-esque stones and metal cubes that absolutely defined ‘shimmer’ for me.
Shrivan Narresh being the hottest import (well they were out of India for a year or so) have found a solid ground in the Indian market. Can not disclose what they are planning for future, but I am sure we will soon find out.
At the Harper’s event the best part besides the 12 foot poster of the leading Indian couturiers, stone-oven pizzas and rubbing shoulders with Manish Arora (OK- just saw him from a distance!) was being able to click the ‘ i represent art and i am not little-miss-sunshine’ serious model Sapna Kumar wearing Manish Arora metal dress ( the same one I clicked from his Emporio store window) and his runway shoes. Arguably the fittest model in India, she always looks great in head to toe Manish Arora. Plus, it never hurts to be close friends with designers who love you enough to borrow couture! 😉
L-R: Thakoon, Thakoon, Stella McCartney (x3) all Resort 2010 collection see an unusual utilisation of the knot. L-R: 3.1 Philip Lim(x3), Alexander Wang, Thakoon. All Resort 2010 Collection.
- Simple, classic, block colored, soft yet structured and with detachable strap.
- the name of the bag is ‘SC’ as created by Sophia Cappola, but I cant help to think it is a sign for me to buy/borrow/inherit it as is same as my name’s abbreviations.
Emporio is the first ‘luxury mall’ of the capital city situated at the Vasant Kunj area. I love going there for:
- marc by marc jacobs
- FENDI Boutique designed by Peter Marino
- Indian brands -Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh somehow find their way in a luxury mall.
- The grand entrance (which takes 5 minutes to pass through because of the security check)welcomes with the store windows by the leading luxury brands in the country – Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
The Dhoti pants ( I want!)(RPS tailoring is immaculate)
Today people are getting wiser about their purchases as we do not want to be left with no money for the next seasons. I feel due to this thinking, sellers of course do not wish to create such vast diffused collections to confuse and loose the customer. Instead, creative houses are collaborating all their talents and promoting a single line or even a product from their collection through a short series of videos. Not a new concept but I feel the purpose of these short films is to give the taste of what you are buying into. The films wisely do not mention the name of the brand blatantly or even revolve the script around it. Instead the brand is subtly involved in it and the film has to be seen twice, or thrice to notice the delicious nitty gritties.
The Dior Lady Noir Affaire part 1
Stella McCartney for Net a Porter (such a close reflection to her mother’s photographs of the Beatles)
Chanel No. 5
So in other words, Yes I could watch Coco avant Chanel without subtitles. *Sigh* Audrey Tautou in navy and tailored pants.
Manish Arora collaborated with renowned artist Keiichi Tanaami last year and the result were the crazy prints shown at his AW 0809 show. Fortunately, I was able to buy tights in the same print which is no longer available for purchase!
The best part is, he wore the same print kurta/top whilst walking hand in hand with Katy Perry at the MTV awards 2009 at Japan.
Manish Arora was invited by MTV Japan to dress Katy Perry for an awards function. The dress Katy Perry wore on the red carpet was the a-ha moment dress of the show for me. As the model walked out on the runway wearing it the talented Medieval Punditz played an exotic verison of the old rajasthani-hindi song ‘morni’. Morni meaning peacock in hindi made complete sense with the peacock embroidery on the dress. I wish they would air that song on MTV or the new Reebok ad or something.
On another note. Manish Arora is seen wearing the Swatch gold ‘thug’ watch, FishFry shoes, top/kurta in the print created as a result of his collaboration with Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami (I have the same print tights!!!) and a very hip leather jacket which I would very much like to find out from where… hmm Can I get the Warhol T-shirt at least.?
These images are taken from Diane Pernet’s blog