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Maxi’mum Summer


Two beautiful women, two rather unfortunate dresses. What were they thinking?


Left: Sonali Bendre At ‘India’s Most Wanted‘ Press Conference
Right: Isha Koppikar At India’s International Face 2010 Launch

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Elephanta Tales


If you live in London, you’ve probably noticed brightly colored baby elephants all around the streets. These baby elephants are part of the Elephant Parade, a conservation campaign that is trying to highlight the crisis faced by endangered Asian elephant.

Corporations, fashion designers and artists came together to put this project together and there are several of them featuring Indian influences too. From the design world, designers Abu-Sandeep, Manish Arora and Tarun Tahiliani have one of their own. From the arts world, Nilesh Mistry got to design not one but three.

But, the most surprising part of the parade has got to be that all the IPL Teams also have one of their own. Where India is concerned, Cricket does trump everything else.

Catch all of the designs inside and thanks ‘Kirthi’ for bringing the parade to our attention.

P.S. If you can’t cover it all (considering they are spread out all over the city), you can catch all of the elephants on the official viewing days at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on the 25th, 26th and 28th of June. Get more info Here.


Left: Heaven’s Hathi by Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla
Center: Hathi by Manish Arora
Right: Jewel-ele by Tarun Tahiliani

Feeling Blue


It’s a ‘Love’ for me. And that’s not tennis speak.

Ms. Rai Bachchan looked absolutely lovely in a blue dress at the French Open, which she attended representing Longines. Having kept the make-up natural and the accessories minimal, she really let the vibrant blue of her dress do all the talking. Great move if you ask us! Now, if only the hair hadn’t gone unnoticed by her/her stylist.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At French Open

Photo Credit: Wireimage



We’ll say this slow… We. Got. A. Mention. In. Vogue. Wooohoooo!

Thanks a bunch to the team over at Vogue and to all you readers for spreading the word/love. We owe you guys a drink.

Oh what a month this is starting out to be… Excuse us while we go toss back a couple! ;)

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Vogue, June 2010



Someone pinch me and pinch me hard because I am finding it so hard to believe that this is the same lady who gave us a rather OTT look just the other night at the IIFAs. Am so in lurrve with this look of Bipasha’s. The jumpsuit itself is such a relaxed one yet the whole look is made interesting with the gladiators and the hot pink bangle.

Did I mention I love it.


Bipasha Basu Arrives From Colombo Post IIFA Awards 2010


Left: Kim Kardashian For Bebe
Right: Bipasha Basu

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani