February 2013

SS’13 : Lacoste RTW – Prints on Prints & Color Blocking

February 28, 2013

Keep Accessories to a minimum and let the print shine… GET GRAPHIC! Lacoste true to its sportswear-ship revisited the signature style with elan this New York fashion week. Filipe Oliveira Baptista revisited the 80 years old archives of Lacoste productions to bring alive its signature iconic elements. Tennis balls, rackets and courts, crocodiles, an umpire’s chair and a pattern of folded polos which were printed in loops and repeated in abstract patters on shirts, pants and parkas. This print on print infusion in shades of pop orange, cobalt blue and ivory saw peter pan collars, matching accessories, Harrington jackets and summer trench coats to accomplish the print on print look. Sporty Color-Blocked Chic The creative print on print addition did not let the other signature sportswear style take a back seat. The runway also saw polo shirts, waffle-textured blazers, sports dresses and casual chic. Although this collection too had an interesting trend to spot. In solid colors of sunrise orange, grey  indigo,  beige, monochromes and yellow; the palette was mismatched in various color blocked combos. The color blocking saw abstract patterns on sports dresses with a sleek silhouette to compliment the female frame. For men the look was kept casual, summer blessed and ranged from board-shorts to well fitted denims. Stay tuned for some more SS’13! 😉

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Beauty : Kaya Skin Bar, G.K. – 1

February 27, 2013

A few days back I was invited to pamper my skin the scientific way. Kaya Skin Bar found a new address to advanced beauty solutions in New Delhi! About Kaya Skin Bar India’s largest chain of skincare clinics, announced the launch of the first Kaya Skin Bar in New Delhi at Greater Kailash Market part – 1. The Kaya Skin Bar is a new retail format specially designed to cater to the needs of today’s modern Indian woman, who is always on the move. The 700 sq feet store also showcased 15 new spciealized product offerings and advanced beauty solutions. The Kaya Skin Bar is consistent with the brand’s philosophy of offering customized, holistic skin care solutions to discerning Indian consumers through a wider array of products, backed by select everyday beauty services. Store Address: Kaya Skin Bar, M-10, Greater Kailash Market Part – 1, New Delhi 1100048 Kaya launched 15 new products to celebrate 10 years of skin brilliance. My visit to this store in pictures… The experience starts with a scientifically designed skin analysis to examine your skin and provide further assistance. My skin analysis showed that I have very well moisturized and spotless skin (YAY) but has some unevenness issue which can be due to the season change. The above skin regime was designed for me as per the analysis.  This day also saw the launch of 15 new products for various skin types and requirements.  Priyanka from Kaya team was more than happy to help us through the experience.  My attendee (forgot her name..Oops!) was ready to provide me a relaxing service. My analysis and 30 minutes Intense Hydration treatment. Kaya offers a wide range of products assigned to you only on scientific analysis and thorough observation. My verdict : I have heard mixed reviews about Kaya, although my personal …

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Lifestyle : PREGO “Italian Restaurant-The Westin Gurgaon”

February 15, 2013

A lazy Sunday is all about catching up with your loved ones…and lots of soul crazy food! Well this is exactly how my Sunday was spent at Prego’s! Situated in the mainland of Gurgaon, we have The Westin Sohna resort and Spa. The resort along with luxury brand Amit GT hosted the exclusive opening of their fine dining Italian venue- PREGO. It was inaugurated by His Excellency Daniele Mancini the ambassador of the Republic of Italy, Followed with the preview of Spring/Summer Collection 2013 by the luxury brand Amit GT at Prego. The event witnessed  Delhi’s crème de la crème in attendance Tina Chatwal, Kimmi tej, Donna Katherine Masih, Sanjay And Sheena Sharma, Thenny Mekhija and Vandana Arora  to name a few. Check out my experience in photographs….. PREGO – The Italian Restaurant The Italian Cuisine Prego Desserts The Luxury Brand – Amit GT My Verdict : Ambiance : 5/5 Food : 4/5 Service : 4.5/5 Value for Money : 3/5 Paradise for Italian/Sea food lovers  You can personally go check em out at : PREGO, The Westin Gurgaon, Number 1, MG Road Gurgaon- 122002

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Contest : Crazy Stupid Love

February 12, 2013

Like I promised…a Shopping Spree contest to one of my followers! *Excited?* Woot Woot! Max Fashion India have just launched their SS’13 collection and oh boy! I might need shades to soak up all those bright colors. Retro is back for Max Fashion as they celebrate it with bright colors, bold prints, stripes and sleek silhouettes. So to carry on the celebrations forward, they are offering one Kalapalette follower to WIN WIN WIN shopping sp(f)ree! Win  Shopping Voucher Worth Rs.3000/- to spend on Max Fashion India SS’13 How to Win? 1. Follow Max Fashion India on Facebook. 2. Follow Kalapalette on Facebook. 3. Follow Me on Twitter. 4. Tell us One Crazy Stupid Thing you did for your Love! (Comment below or on Facebook) Contest ends on 18th February 2013. Open to all Indian Residents.

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Lifestyle : The [V] Spot Cafe

February 12, 2013

I am a shameless foodie. Period! Many girls swear by weird diet plans, while I swear by being merry! So when I saw Blogadda’s offer of reviewing “The [V] Spot Cafe + Bar”, I hit the APPLY button on the blink of my eyes…. *pure evil* So I visited their Saket, Delhi outlet last Friday night with my folks. Oh Boy! I miss those quirky [V] moments from the television. But it all came back to me when I stepped into this fun Cafe + Bar. A warm welcome from The [V] Spot Cafe + Bar team seemed promising (and it was!). Doing an investigation before hand (Yes I am 007!) about other review experiences, I came to know that at a time you can only redeem one voucher (per table rule). Flipping my hair with a *clever grin* I suggested that me and my folks occupy two tables and we get to redeem the two vouchers of R.s.2000/- which I received from blogadda.com… MISSION POSSIBLE! (Bwahahahahaha) Being pure non-vegetarians we didn’t want to waste our time on souplings (weaklings) and ordered starters. Check out our menu and experience through mouth watering images!! Mamma Mia : Hugely popular Italian chicken snack, dredged in secret flour and fried to golden perfection. Highly recommend for chicken lovers. It does remind you of KFC but trust me… this is way better than KFC chicken when it comes to quality.  Piri Piri Pizza and Butter Chicken Pizza: Italian thin crust pizzas with very interesting Indian toppings. For those who can have Butter chicken everywhere and anywhere, try the Butter Chicken Pizza. Piri Piri Pizza on the other hand could not provoke my taste buds. There was nothing piri piri about it. Chikibum bum : Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken with mushroom cream sause and fresh pasta. Called the speciality of this …

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Lifestyle : Absolut Vodka Happened!

February 5, 2013

A few days back I was invited to experience an unusual vodka experience. I usually don’t fall for booze parties, but this was not just any booze party, but an exciting fusion of  Chemistry weds Alcohol delivers Amusement! About PCO, The Venue! Nestled in the secret hide out of Vasant Vihar, PCO, the concept was as interesting as the venue. PCO can barely be figured out if you are a newbie, and difficult to spot if you don’t ask the locals. The entrance is literally a PCO (Telephone booth), where you are suppose to enter in a code to let the doors open! I felt like a harry potter scene coming to life, the portal to the magical world through a PCO booth! ^_^ What an Idea! The concept was brainstormed by Absolut Vodka geniuses, making even non Vodka lovers interested. Presented to us were tables full of 200 International ingredients, from exotic fruits to basic spices, we had crazy likes of wasabi and bacon flavored liquor. Another table was filled with chemistry lab equipment which made us more curious to start with. The idea was to let our Frankenstein sides get to work and create one hell of a monster drink! The aftermath! Our creations have been preserved by Absolut Vodka team, while we have been handed over a labelled “handmade card”. During the Unbox event  2013, scheduled from 7-10th in Delhi, we can present our card at the Absolut Vodka Bar, and get to taste our evil creations. (Wonder how will mine turn out to be! ) Check out the crazy moments of Absolut Unbox! My creation : Dil(i)ruba Symbolizes the elements of Delhi like Rose, Paan, Orange juice, Mint and much more…! I had an awesome time being a part of this Absolut “Unique” experience. If you had a chance, what ingredients would …

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