November 2012

AW’12 : Allen Solly launches retail stores in Delhi

November 25, 2012
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A couple of days back I was invited for the launch part of Allen Solly’s latest Delhi store in  Select Citywalk, Saket.  Instead of Mannequins, they had LIVE DJ playing “Spot Request Dedicate” songs of the customers!  Well defined fall collection attracted many customers in the launch itself. Customers were welcomed with yummy snacks…   …followed by wine Classic Fall/Winter collection for both men and women. From formals for men.. …to casual denims… Stylish V neck pullovers One of their creative initiatives called “FRIDAY DRESSING COLLECTION” Geometric patterns such as Checks in various patterns and colors are a must in a man’s wardrobe! Tip for Men : This Fall/Winter invest in colorful loafers and jazz up your dull wardrobe! These Allen Solly loafers will not only keep your feet warm, but also bring a level of style to what you wear. (If I have my way I’l buy them in every color that is available)  My personal favorite abstract print from women’s collection. They do have some classic pieces in women’s collection to choose from as well. Overall I had great time checking out the store, the collection and of course the Juke Box. If you are looking for classic pieces to add in your fall/winter wardrobe, then do check out Allen Solly’s collection. Allen Solly Select City Walk Mall,  Rasvilas, Saket District Centre, New Delhi, DL

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AW’12 : Calvin Klein Jeans – Winter Collection ’12

November 5, 2012
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Delhi Winters are getting intense as the days pass. (Wonder what’l happen during New Year) As most of the Delhi is rushing over to the woolen stores to grab their layers of clothing, the fashionable are flipping their wardrobe, and taking out those biker jackets, cashmere, faux fur (I am anti-fur person) and boots!! Following the latter, I bring to you the exclusive Fall Collection 2012 of Calvin Klein Jeans from their Select citywalk, Saket (Delhi) store! This season CKJ is focusing more on the “Metallics“ Stretchable Shiny Metallic Jeans  Shiny Hand Bags   Basic Metallic Dress (Experimental psst. cocktail Dress!) Color Blocked Metallic Dress But those who wants to stick with the sober side can find warm color palette to please the winters. WARM COLOR PALETTE From cool shades of Blue to Pastels  Fold able hand bags… Me Like! (In many patterns and colors to chose from) Calvin Klein Jeans Winter Collection ’12 BOY ZONE Like always they have formal, semi formal and casual options for Men!  Shirts, Pullovers, Sweatshirts and Jackets to chose from. Stripes, Cross or even Solids are the mood of Shirts for the winter Collection. The best time of the year to wear Denim Jeans.  The Calvin Klein Jeans tees up with exciting offers. For that semi formal look, opt for a check print shirt, warm trousers and this college bag.  Thriller night eh? Bright Bomber Jackets to break the dullness of Winter. You still need those shades to glam up an outfit! Lovely Isha did not hesitate to pose for me. She was already wearing a goth themed outfit, complete with killer piercing and her Ombre hair. All that she needed to complete the look was a Biker Jacket and a Lap Top Bag. Do check out Calvin Klein Jean’s collection if you want that metallic touch to your Winter Wardrobe, …

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Book Review – The Green Room by Wendell Rodricks

November 4, 2012
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wendellrodricks.com A week back Blogadda sent me over this amazing autobiography by the well known designer Wendell Rodricks for review purposes. The first thing I saw was the cover; Malaika Arora Khan calling it a “show time”. What does the back cover say? No one belongs here except beautiful mannequins, make-up and hair armies, dressers culled from local fashion schools and the designer’s team. Should a hapless tailor, steam-press man or technician cross the hallowed threshold of the green room, he is greeted with flashing, angry kohled eyes and half – naked models clutching their breasts and shrieking in unison: ‘Get out, get out! What the hell is going on? Who the fuck is this guy? Bahar jao! Get out!’ The shocked man, head at navel level of the six-foot divas, looks like a rabbit caught in a Guantanamo Bay strobe. Makes me think.. Is this 356 pages thick book all about “The green room”? Certainly not! What is it about? I will call it a parallel walk through the life of Wendell Rodricks and journey of Indian fashion from late 20’s to the present. A journey of middle class boy born to Goan parents, who has seen the extremes; from tasting the village life in Goa, to struggling a life from Mumbai chawls to clinking champagnes with rich and famous. His life is truly an inspiration to those, who give up in life so easily. Hard work, patience and determination is what Wendell Rodricks has always lived with as he started off as a chef in Oman but god had other plans for him . He recalls the time when hope was the only hope, and the people surrounding him. The year of 1992 when India saw angry mobs of people distinguished in the name of Allah and Ram …

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