September 2012


September 13, 2012

Well its literally raining bridal trousseaus this year. Indian fashion industry is getting obsessed with the coming wedding season, and everyone is in the race of presenting their best creations. Yesterday I unvelied an absolutely amazing product launched by Lancôme called Absolue L’Extrait From today I bring to you the  AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2012 SERIES “DAY 1″ THE MASTER COUTURE TARUN TAHILIANI OPENED  THE THIRD EDITION OF AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2012 WITH A DAZZLING COUTURE BRIDAL COLLECTION Known for his glamorous creations that have been seen in the wardrobes of top Indian and global celebs, Tarun Tahiliani, The Czar of Couture, dazzled the audience on the opening day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012. The shop stopper was the very lovely Chitrangada Singh in a sensational ivory net lehenga, choli and dupatta creation splashed lavishly with crystals and sequins. He showcased this collection in his Bridal Exposition two months back HERE Tarun, whose creations have revived the beauty of India’s rich heritage, brought in his opulent touches for the bridal collection. Having created a sensation in the fashion capitals of the East and West, Tarun’s impeccable construction and craftsmanship were the cynosure of his collection. The very innovative U shaped 70 ft ramp was turned into a virtual Garden of Eden with foliage, creepers and greenery swirling down from the ceiling and around the stage. Clumps of delicate plants hung from the walls lit with tiny circular bulbs. Blue fairy lights twinkled around the ramp. As the lights dimmed, the lit bushes rose up to the ceiling to the strains of melodious music and the gentle voice of Sonam Kalra, the trained opera and Hindustani singer. Against a backdrop of painted temples and through the very earthy ambience with the audience sitting in the centre and around the amazing catwalk, …

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Beauty : Vows of Beauty – A gift from Lancôme for all to be brides

September 12, 2012

As the wedding season is approaching soon, every brand is putting its best foot forward in gifting something special to all brides to be. Joining the league is Lancôme unveiling Vows of Beauty, the latest in Bridal Beauty with an exclusive Skincare & Make Up selection, in collaboration with the famous designer Parul Grover. Those who attended this event include the likes of Ayesha Thapar, Ramola Bachchan, Malini Ramani, Neelam Pratap Rudy, Vandana Vadhera, Thenny Mejia, Swati Mehrotra, amongst several others. About Lancôme Lancôme75 years of success / The birth of Lancôme arose from the dream of an exceptional man with a love for women and French elegance: Armand Petitjean. He understood that a woman’s beauty stems from the thousand facets of femininity where the look meets the gesture; the beauty of the body meets the feelings of the soul, where fascination meets emotion. Lancôme’s leadership in fragrances, cosmetics and skin care rests upon an intimate knowledge of and love for women. For over 75 years Lancôme has listened and responded to their needs worldwide, offering beauty care products and services that correspond perfectly to each woman at every stage of her life. My plane Jane makeup (barely any :p) Nicole, Akriti and Deepshikha Parul Grover wedding trousseau with traditional Indian bridal makeup Parul Grover wedding gown with a complimentary makeup by Lancôme’s experts. Me, Laetitia Ayache, Riya and Deepshikha Now the OMG part!! Lancôme has recently launched a new product called  Absolue L’Extrait About this product Absolue L’Extrait, our regenerating ultimate elixir, contains up to 2 million Lancôme rose cells. These cells have been extracted through a state-of-the-art extraction process, and cultivated via an exclusive biotechnological growth process, Fermogenesis™. This allows us to preserve the unique properties of the Lancôme rose cells, fresh and intact in their unaltered state. Our masterpiece inspired by …

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Fashion : Jewelry Designer Sumit Sawhney of Apala Brings ‘Pure Love’ on the Ramp

September 10, 2012

Runway of divine love: Inspired by Prema, the supreme love of the Gopis for Lord Krishna, Jewelry designer Sumit Sawhney presented his Sawariya collection at the IFFD Finale Fashion Show on August 31st, Friday at The Grand, Vasant Kunj.  Specially designed to complement designer Amit Talwar’s clothes celebrating the theme where Gopis are alluring their beloved Lord, Sumit Sawhney unfolds the era through his jewellery.  The Fashion Summit 2012 started with an inauguration and conference the same day and concluded with the Fashion Show where talented designers of the country showcased their collections.  Other participants at the Fashion Show included Pam Mehta, Rosy Ahluwalia, Sagarika Mittal Goel, Woods by Woodland and Daniel Syiem. A stunning Barkha Kaul was the show stopper for designer Amit Talwar and Sumit Sawhney and sizzled in the beautiful Sawariya necklace ornamented with real kundan crafted by Designer Sumit Sawhney. Immensely applauded for his Sawariya collection, Sumit Sawhney gave IFFD’s Fashion Summit a pious end. Overwhelmed by the response, he commented on the occasion, “The colours that I have used in the collection depict pure love and unrelenting beauty.  The idea was to reinvent the sanctity of that era and reflect it through the delicate jewelry without losing its essence. I loved designing this collection and I am glad that the jewelry was appreciated and liked by the audience.” The designer fused hand painted miniatures over gemstones that are framed with real kundan.  Handcrafted in silver with precious and semiprecious gemstones with 22kt Gold layering, Sumit Sawhney passionately recreated the era of deep attraction and pure love with this collection.  The innovative jewelry designer used festive colors like, red, the color of passion and love, lapis blue and turquoise, color of Krishna.  Stone carvings of the idol in red coral framed and ornamented around gemstones had …

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Contest : The Purple Sack GIVEAWAY

September 6, 2012

The blogoversary is not over but is pumping up!! And to share my every growing excitement I have collaborated with some amazing people bring you all a reason to be excited. ^_^ I bring to you KALAPALETTE’S BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES!! Yes you heard that right. And the 4th giveaway in the series is being sponsored by The Purple Sack! Know The Purple Sack The Making of The Purple Sack (cute story) ^_^ Once upon a time in the mysterious land the King started a hunt for a royal sack to keep his treasures. No one knew what kind of a sack the King wanted. Ministers were busy, finding people to make a royal sack. People from all over the country came and showed a green, a red, a yellow one. But none could satisfy the King’s want. And then one day two people from nowhere came and dropped a purple one in front of the King’s door and then the King announced that’s THE PURPLE SACK I was looking for….. So to feel like a King …..Dig inside the sack and you can get A….. – BAG -WALLET -CLUTCH -BELT -LAPTOP BAGS -MAKE UP BAGS -ANY KIND OF BAG OR BELT or SHOE FOR BOTH MEN & WOMEN OR COME UP WITH YOUR OWN CUSTOMISED ONE. The Collection : Bags,customised bags, shoes, belts, personal accessories and lifestyle products. Scarves, jewellery and everything under the sun! Have been featured on blogs such as, Channel V contest, Fashionquotient, thankgodfordesign, styletag, stylepile. Connect with them on FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY 1 THE PURPLE SACK Winner The winner will receive the black stud ballerinas in size 38. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter widget. There are 6 mandatory things you need for it, and rest will grab you extra points and chances of winning the giveaway. Along with this, the most active participant will …

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Fashion : Tara Jewellers launches 30th Store in GK – 1, Delhi

September 3, 2012

Tara Jewellers, the retail arm of  Tara Jewels Ltd., launched its 30th retail store in Greater Kailash – 1 in South Delhi on 28th August 2012. To celebrate the occasion, an evening with an exclusive preview of dazzling jewellery was hosted at the store by Mr. Vikram Raizada, Executive Director and CEO (Retail) – Tara Jewels Ltd. which was attended by the creme de la creme of Delhi. Tara Jewels Ltd. is an intergrated jewellery company with business interests in manufacturing, exports and retailing, with facilities or distribution offices in the United States, China and India. Tara has launched retail stores across 19 Indian cities under the brand name ‘Tara Jewellers’. All the stores are company operated and bring a customer centric shopping experience with exquisite jewellery. With the launch of its store at M-63 in GK – 1 Market, Tara now has 6 stores in the capital city. Vikram Raizada Executive Director & CEO (Retail) – Tara Jewels Ltd. “We believe, GK – 1 is fast becoming the premium jewellery market of Delhi and we are pleased to bring the Tara Jewellers Experience here!“ Like every other Tara Jewellers store, the GK – 1 store too has been designed by international design consultancy, Fitch, with an inviting decor in shades of purple that makes the store warm and welcoming. The decor is in complete harmony with the fashionable furniture, bold displays and modern lighting that are designed to bring out the best in the jewellery. The store showcases an assortment of elegantly crafted designs, keeping today’s Indian woman in mind.Tara’s mix of diamond and gold jewellery includes distinctive designs that are subtly blended with contemporary and timeless class. The collections at the store are perfect for all occasions like a wedding. The exquisite jewellery lines come with certified quality …

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Contest : Glam It Up! Accessories Giveaway

September 3, 2012

The excitement is growing!! And to share my excitement I have collaborated with some amazing people bring you all a reason to be excited. ^_^ I bring to you KALAPALETTE’S BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES!! Yes you heard that right. And the 3nd giveaway in the series is being sponsored by Glam It Up! Know GLAM IT UP! Founders Sasha D’souza Sania Momin Glam It Up! is a label for high street fashion accessories which are fun and outlandish. We provide you a range of jewellery at prices which are a steal browse through our range which are globally inspired, well-priced and of good quality. Each piece is unique and one of a kind- from statement necklaces, cuffs, rings, earrings to charm bracelets.We offer all kinds whether in pearl,crystal,colourful beads, feathers or metal……….we have it all! To suit every woman’s need.  So go pick up your piece and Glam Up your everyday drab look and make yourself look like a million bucks. The jewellery can be purchased from on facebook and can be delivered in Mumbai. We deliver all over India for a minimal courier charge. Payment can be made in the form of cash in Mumbai, online payment via bank transfer or a bank deposit. Jewellery is also available at with the credit card, debit and cash on delivery option.  Connect with them on Facebook GIVEAWAY 3 GLAM IT UP! Winners The winners will get to choose any one accessory from the given below options. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter widget. There are 6 mandatory things you need for it, and rest will grab you extra points and chances of winning the giveaway. Along with this, the most active participant will also be considered for the VOGUE CULT GIVEAWAY. So get your friends to participate, and you might just get lucky 😉 a Rafflecopter giveaway * The prizes …

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Contest : Vogue Cult Giveaway

September 1, 2012

I am super duper excited about Kalapalette turning ONE!! And to share my excitement I have collaborated with some amazing people to bring you all a reason to be excited. ^_^ I bring to you KALAPALETTE’S BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES!! Yes you heard that right. And the 2nd giveaway in the series is being sponsored by Vogue Cult Know Vogue Cult  Who all are behind this online shop? We are fashion enthusiasts and love all kinds of clothes. For privacy issues,we cannot reveal our name. It is two of us who is managing the page/shop and we are students. The reason why you opened this shop? We open this part-time venture to use our wasted time on Facebook to do something productive and profiting and to do something what we love without disturbing our daily activities as a student. Why did you name it Vogue Cult? We were juggling with the names as we had all sorts of lame ideas. And one of us said “We will try to sell what is in vogue and the “trend”. Hence the word “vogue” struck us. “Cult” was decided out of instinct and the name “Vogue Cult” seemed so apt to describe. How is this shop different from other online shops?  It is different from other shop because we do all kinds of request from customers. Our motto is to satisfy them not to rob them. We know that we cannot satisfy everyone but we try hard. We give discounts, free accessories for medium to large order. We try to communicate with them and help them in every way. What kind of collection can be found in your shop? Our collection has all types of clothing items and accessories ranging from High-end street fashion to designer knock offs. Connect with Vogue Cult team on FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY 1 VOGUE winners The winner will receive the black dress …

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