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Pamper Yourself To A VIP Experience At IPL

By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
 
To help you experience the ultimate ecstasy during Indian Premier League (IPL), the organizers have introduced VIP Club Lounges to seduce your senses stylishly. These especially designed lounges offer you an opportunity to enjoy the company of celebrities as they ride the highs and lows of two of the competition’s most momentous games, party with the high priests of fashion & glamour to celebrate the results and an unmatched hospitality experience to make you feel on top-of-the-world.
 
 
Customized to suit your individualistic style and comfort, you can cheer from the luxury of your box seat and bask in the glory of the spectacular competition’s most brilliant hours with snacks and beverages while the match rages. At the same time enjoy the merchandise with team photos and digital signatures. The action doesn’t end here, you get set to celebrate with the winners and rub shoulders with the glitterati, Bollywood and cricket’s celebrities at the post match parties and fashion shows.
 
 

60 REASONS TO CELEBRATE ALL GAMES PACKAGE

The entire smorgasbord of games that the IPL 2010 has to offer – what better way to celebrate the biggest carnival of cricket? 60 games spread across 45 days of non-stop entertainment and leisure – the ultimate package for your most esteemed loved ones and well-wishers. 
 

CLUB LOUNGE PASS FOR SINGLE MATCH

Watch the stars in the middle while rubbing shoulders with others in the Club Lounge! An ideal way to get into the IPL Groove.
 
YOUR TEAM, YOUR PLAYERS, YOUR PASSION – FOLLOW YOUR TEAM
Experience the tears, the triumphs and the tragedies of your team trough out all 14 games, 7 home and 7 away.
 
 
TAILOR-MADE TEMPTATIONS: CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN PACKAGE
Pick as many packages as you would like and it’ll be customized to suit your convenience
 
BIG MATCH BOHEMIA
You’ll be in the company of celebrities as they ride the highs and lows of two of the competition’s most momentous games. Party with the high priests of fashion and glamour to celebrate the results.
 
GRAND FINALE
From 8 teams, 45 days and 60 matches its now 2 teams, 3 hours and one breath-taking contest. At the end of it all, one proud captain will lift the exquisite trophy. And a lucky few will cheers him from the luxury of their Club Lounge seats!
 
 
When the winner is crowned, bask in the glory of the competition’s most brilliant hour and feast your eyes on the most glamorous fashion show of all. Then get set to celebrate with the winners at the post match party, guaranteed to provide you with golden memories for years to come.
 
 
Interested in indulging yourself or gift the experience opportunity to your friends, clients or business associates, you could call at +91 -0124-4148187 or e-mail your interest at reservations@iplclublounge.com
 
 

E.GO on Your Lap

By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
 

New laptops from Wipro are designed to make your laps more fetching. These laptops are not only affordable but also colourful, rich, and vibrant.

 
The increased sales of Racer Yellow notepads show that the new trend is to go for chic looks.

The Color Answer Book by Leatrice Eiseman documents that color of your accessories is an extension of your personality. According to Shreya Ukil, Divisional Marketing Head, Wipro, “Yellow personifies powerful thinkers searching for new ideas, methods, or styles.

Such a paradigm shift in the consumer purchase pattern clearly reflects the ego of young India.”
 
So if you are looking for a new notepad, try the E.Go series. Its bright yellow might just make your mornings more cheerful.
 
 
 
 
Unbelievable! Luxury Shopping Was Never So Much Fun!

By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 

Yum! Delicious goodies from the likes of Satya Paul, Rocky S, and Payal Jain – not to mention international brands as well – are ready to be devoured online at www.99labels.com. That too at up to 70 percent off price tags!

 
 

The only catch is you have to be invited to gain an exclusive membership to this online retail shop to buy from their range of high-end fashion wear, accessories, lifestyle products, sportswear, electronics and even furniture.

99labels is a pioneering new concept for India. Collaborating with national and international brands, 99labels will now bring event-based online sales for a limited time giving an opportunity to buy the best of the brands. The idea behind 99labels is to provide fashion and lifestyle brands an extended season and a much larger audience. The portal allows to exhibit their superior quality selected merchandise from a closing season to a closed user group and realize sales.

 
 

99labels has been live and conducting sales since early December and has already featured Satya Paul, Ashish Soni, Rocky S, and Payal Jain and the latest being Satyapaul Handbags. You can check out each product through the various pictures and follow the sizing system with a 'how-to-measure-yourself' guide and size charts specific to individual brands. To pay, you can chose from cash on delivery, net banking, or credit card options.

This goes to show that the future of online high fashion shopping is promising in India. Become a member as soon as you can, and well, go fish!
 
 

Shahid and Amrita are Going Around

By Bhawna Shukla (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
Ahem, that sounds like hot gossip, but literally speaking, this one time when they were seen going around, it was for a good cause.
 
 
Swayamsiddh, a parental NGO founded in 2000 by parents of children with special abilities, recently held an event at Le Meridien, Mumbai in association with Mumbai marathon. The NGO runs a special school with state-of-the-art educational and vocational training facilities for the children.
 
 

Though present for a short time, Shahid and Amrita had warm smiles to exchange with the kids. The duo announced their complete support to the initiative.

And, what were you thinking?

 
 
Lutyen’s Lawn wakes up to “India Rising”

By Aarti Sarin Jain (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
Sleepy and serene Lutyen’s Lawn at New Delhi’s Ambassador Hotel will soon wake up to the call of “India Rising,” an art exhibition by Ati Art Gallery.
 
 
To be held from Feb 19 onwards, this is a group art exhibition that will showcase the works of 21 young and contemporary Indian artists. Aarti Sarin Jain, Commercial Director of Ati Art Gallery, described the challenge faced in selecting these artists. “Our gallery reviewed the work of a far larger sample of artists, all of whom deserved to be exhibited in the exhibition; we chose the exhibiting artists as their work best conveyed an irreverent energy and potential in accordance with the title of the show.”
 
 
The featured artists include: Alok Bal, Anoop Kamath, Binoy Verghese, Dileep Sharma, Ebenezer Sunder Singh, G.R. Iranna, Gagan Vij, George Martin P.J., Kamar Alam, Kota Neelima, Manil Gupta, Manish Pushkale, Murali Cheerothkar, Partha Shaw, Pooja Irana, Pratul Dash, Rajesh Ram, Sandip Daptari, Shabnam Shah, Shubra Das, and Vivek Sharma.
 
 
A New Calendar to Warm the Senses

By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
A new limited edition art calendar was announced by the Bird Group recently as a tribute to renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Conceptualized and shot by renowned photographer and Ad film maker Rohit Chawla, the Art Calendar features Ayesha Thapar in “The Kiss” and Chitrangada Singh in “Adele Bloch Bauer”, sold for US$135 million to Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York City in June 2006, two of Klimt’s most famous works.
 
 
The 2009 calendar was a tribute to paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, also shot by Rohit. This year, the art calendar is titled “The Sequel.” “The Kiss” by Klimt is probably his most famous work. It depicts a couple, in various shades of gold and symbols, sharing a kiss against a bronze background. “Adele Bloch Bauer” was painted by Klimt over a period of three years and commissioned by Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a rich industrialist of the era.
   
 
 
 
 
The Marriage is Official! Bollywood Weds “Miss Indias”
By Jashoda Madhavji (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
 

Ties follow tradition, as always. Tradition is that most Pantaloons Femina Miss India contestants and winners end up as Bollywood babes. Now, to make this tradition official, the beauty contest tied up with ace Bollywood directors Madhur Bhandarkar and Vipul Shah, to identify, mentor, and launch two of Miss India finale contestants in their respective upcoming film projects.

 
 

That’s not all! Industry stalwarts Anupam Kher and Shiamak Davar will also support this association by training and mentoring the contestants in acting and dance fields respectively.

Madhur and Vipul will interact with the contestants of Femina Miss India during the training period (Mid March 2010 to End April 2010). From amongst these, they would audition and select one contestant each and launch the selected talent in one of their upcoming projects.
 
Anupam Kher, who spearheads “Actor Prepares”, one of India’s finest acting schools, shall be designing a specialized training module for contestants in the nuances of acting. He will also award a scholarship for their Full Time Diploma Course in Acting – three months to any one of the deserving contestants.
 

Shiamak Davar, India’s guru of modern contemporary dance, along with his team at SDIPA will conduct exclusive workshops where he will train the contestants in Bollywood dancing.

Perfect platform for all you wannabes! Go grab your chance and if you’ve got it, you will get the chance to flaunt it.
 
 
 
Sharmila Tagore Opens Classic Modernity Art Show
By Farah Siddique (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
 
The Begum of Nawab of Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore along with renowned artist Anjolie Ela Menon started the art show “Classic Modernity” by Shweta Talwar held recently at the Dhoomimal Art Gallery.
 
 
The show included mostly abstract compositions depicting old world charm and monumental splendor as well as modern-day emblems of luxury.
 
 
Expressing her views, Sharmila said, “I really appreciate the hard work put by Shweta and thank her for thinking of me on this show. I like the black canvas…very striking. Also, the smaller ones, though they are few. The colors used are also vibrant. I can see from her work that she is certainly evolving as an artist.”
 
 
The audience listening to these elegant words comprised of renowned artists Anjolie Ela Menon and Jatin Das, actor Irfan Khan, Chetan Seth, Meenu Bakshi, Ayesha Seth, Uma and Sunayna Jain of Dhoomimal Gallery, Sita Wissenbach (art collector), Arthur Mattli (Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland), Aashi Burman, Indira Burman, Tiny Thappar, Tania Kocchar, Alka Raghuvanshi, and Elizabeth Rogers among others.
 
 
 
 
 
Saheb, a Gift for the Man You Love

By Vineet Kumar (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
Made-to-measure, fit to be hot. That’s Diwan Saheb’s gifting style this Valentine’s. So if you are a practical lover and want to pamper your man to high-class fashion, try Diwan Saheb’s range of vibrant ties, fitting suits, and stylish shoes.
 

For the Valentine season, Diwan Saheb has introduced stylish blends and patterns of shoes and ties.

The ties are very striking and elegant, of high quality and made of 100 percent woven silk.

You can also look for premium quality ties and trendier ties in tones.

 
If you want, go for bold and simple patterns; repp or diagonal stripes, or solid patterns.

The shoes are from a wide selection of quality shoes and stylish footwear in your choice of colors and styles.
 

So head to the South Ex. showroom of Diwan Saheb and give your love a lovely surprise!

 
 
 
 
 
 
I Got My Eyes Set on You
By Maneka Thadani (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
 
Reflect and connect at Guccieyeweb.com, a new microsite that lets you pick from the newest range of Eyeweb sunglasses by creative director Frida Giannini of Gucci.
 
 
Already a leader in the luxury eyewear segment, Gucci is extending its product portfolio with its first line of youth-oriented styles.  Taking a pioneering approach, Gucci Eyeweb combines high-end quality with strong iconic styles that are destined for a younger audience both in terms of design and price.
 
 
Produced under license by Safilo, Gucci Eyeweb consists of two models in six different colors and will be followed by the subsequent debut of three new models in early spring. The male model carries a single iconic G, while the female model carries the Gucci iconic double GG.  Each model is distinguished by the signature green and red stripes of the iconic Gucci web, which together with the “world wide web” inspired the new product’s moniker.
 
 

On www.guccieyeweb.com, users will encounter a multi-functioning online world to meet, play, and share.  “I designed these sunglasses and the accompanying social networking site with today's digital generation in mind. I hope that they will both enjoy wearing them and "reflecting and connecting' their own creativity with their friends around the world," said Frida.

 
The sunglasses retail for 165 Euro EU, 135 GBP, 220 USS, 25000 Yens (RRP) and will be available at Gucci stores worldwide, or e-commerce at Gucci.com via a hyperlink embedded on the microsite and at selected retail distribution global networks.
 
 
 
Mind-blowing Designs

By Gunjan Dua (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

   
Blown glass art studio, KLove, famous for its out-of-the-box blown glass art, launched a fun-packed design range that takes inspiration from everyday life. So for example, an old fashioned faucet is turned around in a smart installation. Funny? Quirky? You bet!
 
 

The underlying message is of hope and vibrancy; say Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth, owners of KLove Studio. Vignettes of common life are the new inspiration in this blown glass art studio. Ship voyages, anchors, bolts, nuts, rivets, and instruments used by merchant sailors, lotus in the garden, faucet, rings, and metal – all get together in the latest line.

 
 
Colors too include bright hues against vanilla walls, heightening the impact of a good design.
 
 
 
Arangham by Niladri Paul

By Hena Anand (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

   
Indeed, the beautiful paintings of Niladri Paul make this art calendar for 2010 a must have. Unveiled recently by the artist and Rakesh Bhatnagar of Rave India, the calendar includes vibrant artworks from India’s rich cultural heritage of performing arts.
   
   

So, for January, the painting is Bandish; for February, it is Geetham; for March, Kaishiki; and so on in the order of months, Yakshagna, Krishna, Urvashi, Abhinaya, Nrittam, Anubhava, and Aharvam. The paintings include vivacious colors, bold brushstrokes, and enchanting pigments. The unmistakable air of godliness and purity makes this calendar an art connoisseur’s delight.

   
   
 
The limited edition art calendar is the brainchild of Rakesh Bhatnagar, produced by his company, Rave India, a rapidly expanding commercial printing press.
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Sweetheart, You’re Special

By Priyama Pandey (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

   
If that’s what is on your mind this Valentine’s, make your sweetheart wear it on their sleeves. Literally! Try apparel from Ritu Wears designed to tickle your dah-ling’s fancy.
   
 
There is the new collection of sheek belts, cosmetics, fragrances, trendy bags, and of course, men’s and women’s wear. Ritu Wears ensures that this season, you can pick from a variety of apparel and other gift items and pour your heart out to make your sweetheart feel special. Love is in the air usually; but this time around, it’s definitely entered the Ritu Wears showroom. Check it out.
 
 
 
   
 
These Curves are Made for Saris

By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
Ladies, it’s not just today that men turn around to give a second look to a gorgeous heel passing by in sheer, shimmering, pale, or opaque sari bending and falling on your curves like the soft rapids in a river.
So, try on some ethnic wear for a change. Check out Addvai, the new couture collection by Puneet Nanda, designer, Satya Paul comes with rich and beautifully embroidered saris that were unveiled at the recently held Chennai fashion week.
The collection consists of traditional fabrics such as silks woven in kanjeevaram, hand woven tussars, delicate georgette, and fine chiffon. The well-known Satya Paul colorful stripes are based on weaving, and in this collection make an appearance in dramatic placements and embroidery.
Puneet has introduced another unique design element of using kundan in the kanjeevarams. There is a section with a predominance of reds and creams with traditional gold borders. Emerald greens, maroons, rusts, and varying shades of dusky blue are also found in the balance.
The collection has ready-to-drape saris with stitched skirts and crunched pallavs, accessorized with a complimenting brooch. The blouses are a mix of tradition and sensuality; authentic designs with the use of nets, brocade, and zari.
   
 
This festive collection is available at select Satya Paul, the Signature Store, and Samsaara boutiques across India and abroad.
 
 
 
   
   
 
Hot Heels
By Khalid Ansari (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)
   
You will love this! Swati Modo’s unusual Zodiac shoe collection has a very trendy and deserving cousin; the Commonwealth Games. Yes, the new collection from Swati Modo footwear is based upon the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
   
 
While the zodiac shoes are customized for each customer depending upon astrological calculations and birth chart information, the CWG collection depicts the architectural changes happening in Delhi through unconventional straps and structured heels. As India is promoting “Green Games”, so is the Swati Modo collection that uses recycled hemp and jute.
 

Meanwhile, the first and foremost Zodiac line is going places. Not in the least due to its inherent “Indianness” and cultural streak, Trusty Alliance announced that it will partner with Swati Modo India to sell its Seren and Serendipity shoe lines in North and South America. Going places, are we?

 
 
 
Lock Eyes With Your Love This Valentines

By Rinku Gala (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
No pinks! Red and black is the theme this year from Tommy Hilfiger this Valentines, as they launch the new sunglasses collection for couples.
 
 
Women’s model TH 7731, also called Eve has interesting red and black sides with Tommy Hilfiger engraved in silver in the middle of both the temples. To match this, the men’s model TH 7732, called Adam has geometrical red lines in black acetate sides. Other models include completely rimmed glasses with rectangular lenses; oblong rimless frames with full red temples on the outer side and black on the inside; rectangular rimless frames with black acetate at the earpiece and red at the end; and, semi-rimmed rectangular acetate spectacles with sheer thick red sides and a golden “H” inscribed on the earpiece.
 
 
The collection is available at all leading optical outlets across India and Tommy Hilfiger flagship stores. For glares, you’ll have to dish out Rs. 5500 or more, while spectacles start from Rs. 2500 onwards.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Umm Lingerie that is Just as Yummy as it is Tempting

By Arpita Sinha (fashioncurryfeedback@gmail.com)

 
Turn up the heat with the cool new skin wear from Triumph International! On the shelves now are delicate laces and rich embroidery in stunning styles and extravagant designs.
 
There is Supreme Temptation, a range that is very seductive and sensual. It is in black-blue color combination and has noble Jacquardtronic lace in a charming floral look and softly caressing, semi-transparent fabrics. A push-up brassiere with deep v-neckline and a fine tulle bow add to its charm.
 
 
You can also go for the Satin Shine range. It is made from shimmering satin fabric in black and true rose shades. The corsage, with gathered lace on the cup and shimmering satin combined with transparent tulle insets lends a glamorous appeal. The extravagantly cut hipster and brief, as well as the string with shimmering satin in the front panel and sexy lace at the back complete this sensual series.
 
Other collections titled Modern Shape include cotton panties that have a perfect slimming effect, waist bands with firm shaping, and corsage in black and milk tea colors.
 
 
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