It is the countdown to the new year. Hope you have a great time today. I will try not to think too much about my 2010 failures and look forward to new resolutions to be made for 2011. Above are a collection of my favorite bright colored images from the past. Super excited to blog about new bright shinny things in 2011.
December end is a time for me to retrospect. Here is a small list of things I would have wanted to have/experience IF I had the money and THE body yada yada…
|Its easy to spot talent in London. I hope it was as easy to access such amazing creations|
|…and many more places unknown (in India)|
|this has been on the to-do list for a long long time|
|for my make-believe terrace surrounded by my fake plastic trees|
|it was time to buy new sneakers..|
|In desperate need of a jacket.. 2009:dreaming of faux fur; 2010: dreaming of designer jackets|
|I never thought I would be into jewelery. To be fair, Mawi is more like art|
|Hooked on Joy the Baker in 2010, but never tried to cook. Joy’s blog is quite personal and gives solid life advice (Read: How to impress a Boy by Baking)|
|well who wouldn’t?!|
|If I were a girl.. with a small waist and toned arms…|
Hopefully 2011 should be about not making excuses.
One of the greatest things that happened in my career this year was to start writing for one of the leading entertainment newspapers of the city – HT City. When Michelle Obama was visiting India, not just our office but almost all entertainment and fashion papers of the world were keeping a track on her fashion. Was super excited to know that she wore an India originated designer’s work for the state dinner at the PMs house in Delhi. She also wore a lot of Dries Van Noten and rich colors while visiting the heritage sites in India. The designer is Ranjana Khan who makes one of the most amazing jewelery I have seen, and currently lives in NYC with her husband Naeem Khan. Both husband wife are a favorite with Mrs. O. I was fortunate to get in touch with Ms. Khan and speak to her for an interview post the Michelle Obama spotting.Though the article had to be edited/chopped due to space crunch, It was my golden moment to interact with an Indian talent making global news.
PS: Ranjana Khan is also the one to be credited for creating the tulle covered pearls Lanvin costume jewelery some seasons ago!
|the printed article on page1 of HT City – Delhi and Chandigarh|
|India PM with Michelle and her husband 😛|
|Ranjana Khan the designer|
Happy White Christmas!
… and to people like me in Delhi, Happy Brown Christmas!
When we heard there was an event by Chivas where designer Manish Arora and director Shekhar Kapur were collaborating to make a Broadway show – got overwhelmed to hear these many promising words.When we reached, we saw a fancy arrangement of stage, lights, sound, red carpet, bars, photo exhibition etc at a place where there used to be an open land – Garden of 5 senses. The next 15-20 minutes was manish arora madness with the voice over by Shekhar Kapur and dancing and acting by some fancy international artists. There couldn’t have been a better designer to collaborate with for this event. Manish Arora’s shows are already a close contender to huge scale broadway shows. It was good to see him after a LONG long time doing an event in Delhi ( last event I remember was his show in Lakme FW in Mumbai). It just doesn’t feel right when Munshikins is not in his hometown. I hope we get to see his show for the next Wills FW in Delhi!
|we were late for the show. Couldnt complain as we got to see it standing right behind the designer himself.|
|the images really dont do justice. It was the Circus show + professional acrobats|
|the main 2 dancers of the show. All costumes were done by Manish Arora|
|and the models came out in different parts of the show wearing his collection|
|I never said it before, but Bhawna Sharma has gotten so fit.|
|the elephant arm brace from a previous Manish Arora collection|
|the coal dancers.. well thats not a word, but the dancers had hot coal and whenever they grazed it on the floor bright sparks bounced off everywhere|
|Manish Arora and Shekhar Kapur taking a bow|
Tagged along (again) with Rin for the Chivas studio shows held from 17th- 19th in Delhi. Had high hopes as had long ago experienced one of the best musical nights of my life via Chivas – The Susheela Raman live concert at QBA in Delhi. Since the Marie Claire awards had happened a day before, Nikhil was able to join us and make for the amazing photo opportunities for me to click.
|the chivas glasses with a top-like bottom|
|late comers get back row|
|bharat sikka’s photography|
|hey! can see the price tag at the bottom of the shoe sample!|
|Nikhil and a model’s feline inspired shoes|
|Tsundue with Mr. Kapur|
|Stella Mc Cartney pant suit|
|Bhawna Sharma in Alexader McQueen|
|Bobby Deol and someone in wierd ass getup that didnt belong|
|I didnt expect the Indian models to work the nude Herve Leger dresses the way they did!|
|the stage lights|
|not a fan of Herve Leger. But it does look good on models. And the male audience agreed as they broke into a loud applause after the showing|
|Sonalika Sahay and Bhawna Sharma were the stars of the evening for me.|
It would be interesting to do a photo story with these entourages. Till then, enjoy the random images from the event that I could click:
|Kettle Love‘s Isabel Marant coat and cowboy boots.|
|Nikhil with his colleague who wore the Uniqlo x Jil Sander coat|
|The winners! – Shrivan Narresh team who accepted the best emerging designer award|
|the brogues boys|
|if it wasn’t freezing cold, would have definitely gone for the lick lolly|
|David Abraham from Abraham + Thakore.|