Naughty Naughty!


People keep telling me to review movies but I know I do not have what it takes to do that. However, once in a while, I have an opinion and I voice it (sometimes I voice it a lot if alcohol is involved..hehe.. ). Having said that, I watched “Cash” over the weekend because I was intrigued by how “Cool” it might be. After all, the last movie Anubhav Sinha had produced was “Dus”. It was almost a first of its kind in hindi cinema with stylized action and over the top stunts. Now, I am not going to comment on the movie, there are very many different websites that will answer that question, but I did love the song “Naughty Naughty” that plays during the credits at the end of the movie.

The whole song has been shot entirely in one take! Now that in itself is enough to make a song pretty cool but the list doesnt end there. The set design is very eclectic with walls covered in maps, pictures, chinese writings and lots and lots of funky graphics.

Dia with the “puss in boots” style shoes looks pretty fabulous but not as “out there” like Esha and Shamita. Esha and Shamita are both way over the top, but somehow it works for Shamita but not quite for Esha.

Esha has these exxxxtra long pony tails which quirky as they are, somehow don’t really do her justice. On the other hand, Shamita Shetty’s puffed hair and high waist pants are just too hilarious! The men in the video in contrast, do not provide much of a shock value in terms of clothes but they do ooze a lot of style. Ritesh is climbing the charts of hot film stars with his subtle, restrained sex appeal.

Combine all of the above with the famous latak jhatak Indian moves and lo and behold, you have an awesome video!

Watch the song…

P.S Did you know the last song that was picturised in one take was “Roop Tera Mastana” ?

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Exotica!


The word is Exotic and the world of Exotic bags is all up and about just being alive and kicking! We are talking Python, Alligator, Lizard, Anaconda.. you name it, imagine it, and if backed by serious purse strings, you can have it!

The bags in these Exotics are upwards of many thousands of dollars and without getting into the debate of, if it is right or wrong, ethical or not..some of these bags are gorgeous in all of their being. Feast your eyes on some of my picks..

Here is the Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Satchel. Beautiful isn’t it? You have to feel it to know it baby!! Buy for a mere (ahem) $3500.00 via Saks.

And here is the Bottega Veneta Limited Edition Python Hobo available at Saks for $4960.00. I know, I know its a bit heavy on the wallet but one can’t help admiring it..

And tell me how wonderful is this Bottega Veneta Anaconda bag.. Luscious is the word that comes to mind..but way over what I can even dream to afford at $4540.00..but that shouldn’t stop us from dreaming right? Read more via The Bag Snob.
(psst… Payal and I call them the Bottega Dreams! Ha!)

I love the texture of Python leather, its soft and buttery but still flaky..it is not perfect, and the leather has a bit of textured-grainy feel! You can constantly run your fingers on the leather, up and down the bag, absolutely loving the feel of it, without ever getting tired of it! Of course, I then started looking for an Exotic that can even be remotely afforded and I found this beautiful Gucci Black Python Princy Large Top Handle Tote at $1950.00. Still a hefty price but compared to whats in the market currently, this is practically a steal! And remember these prices are only going to keep going up, up and up, so this is a good investment methinks!Buy via Bergdorf Goodman. Take a look!

So..how Exotic are you?

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The hunt for …


Mary Janes! The shoe that became a legend with just one appearance on Sex and the City. “I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” shrieked Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) in “A ‘Vogue’ Idea” on Sex and the City. I am sure, like me, a lot of women must have rushed out to acquire a pair of their own. Unfortunately, reality kicked in when I found out that these exquisite shoes sell for $555 retail. This time it was my turn to shriek and do a double take..”Excuse me.. They cost how much! cough cough”, and right there and then my dream ended. I resolved myself to a fate of buying only shoes that were $100 or less and life went on.

Now I had forgotten all about these until a few nights ago when I caught a rerun of the same SATC episode on TV. This time I decided to search for alternatives and started hunting online for a cheaper version that had all the trademarks of the original but that wouldn’t break the bank.

After surfing for what seemed like hours and hours, I finally found it! And at $109.95, my find is a major major steal!

Check it out.. Can you even make out the difference?? These Steve Madden Vyxens are so close to the original. Patent with pencil heels and even pointed toes. Sweeeet! There is a god and he really really loves me!

Steve Madden Vyxen for $109.95

I also found these other Mary Jane styles but they do not even come close to the Steve Madden.


Aldo Duncana for $80.00


Nine West Lehana for $79.00

This aint close but I am liking the block heels.

J Crew Leather Mary Janes for $198

P.S. You can buy the original Manolo Blahnik Patent Leather Mary Jane in Black here

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Be’jewelled


Amrapali has long been a favorite of mine for those unique jewellery pieces, that you know not everyone is going to be sporting or ones of which thankfully, cheap knockoffs won’t be readily available at Janpath! While their traditional jewellery is good, I especially look to them for their contemporary designs in Gold and Silver. Those pieces while having a modern edge still manage to retain their ethnic appeal and can be wonderfully teemed with clothes that are either western or traditional. A classic example of what I am talking about is this piece, a pendant and earrings set, in Gold and Onyx which I see being worn with a Sari, a Salwar, Jeans and a tank or even with a LBD with equal aplomb.

You know, everyone does a strand of pearls, but imagine how fabulous you’d be if you did this piece in South Sea Pearls…It looks like a traditional piece in Kundan but the twist comes in with the South Sea Pearls.

And I absolutely love the earrings in silver. Again, they have that versatility which enables them to ‘go’ well with any outfit, whether western or traditional. It is casual enough to be day to day, while still leaving room for them to be worked into your nights.

Cocktail rings are all the rage: bigger they are, the more kitschy they are, the better they are. So, now imagine, if you were sporting these rings in Silver, wouldn’t that make a statement? They are unique, and like with all things old, they are so new again! I see a woman who is sure of herself, one who walks into a room to own it, totally working this ring!

What a wonderful line of jewellery. For more, go HERE.

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I admit it.. I am an addict!


I am a Koffee with Karan addict. I tune in every sunday evening to watch an online version of the episode. And boy, during a summer where there isn’t any original programming, watching KWK allows me an escape from the depression I suffer on Sunday evenings. I watch it for what people are gonna wear to the show, how they are going to behave and lastly how openly will they answer the rapid fire round. The “famous” rapid fire that has fueled fire to many controversies and has started quite a few catfights, which is not a good thing. But come on, it is really funny to hear great answers to a funny series of questions like “When a star says this, he/she really means…..” or a “An actor/actress who needs a style check”.

So, last sunday, I watched the Himesh Reshammiya episode. For someone who was a Himesh hater, I now actually have respect for the guy. He was very humble, forthright and actually seemed nice. I respect him for the fact that he willingly admits that he wants to win over the people who hate him and is not one of those that can just ignore that section.

What’s goin on with our host? I am starting to get a little annoyed with KJo. His style of questioning has become more to the tune of being belligerent. Case in point, the Rakhi Sawant show, where Rakhi was trying to not answer a question about whether or not she had had plastic surgery, but Mr Karan had to constantly ask her, and finally she gave in and said “Haan, maine kiya hai”. He never dare do such a thing to his good friends or people who are established in the film society. Heck, he wouldn’t even have a show, if not for his “star” pals who keep coming back again and again. But, when it comes to a Reshammiya or a Sawant, no holds barred.

What is up with that gift hamper?? It tickles me to the core when people joke about how much they want it. Ok, I know that they are just saying it for the heck of it, but if you saw the Rakhi Sawant or the Himesh episodes, poor guys, they really felt honored to receive it!

Now, you are asking yourself, that I just said that I was addicted to KWK. Well, is anyone ever called an addict if they have too much of a good thing! HAH ;)

Catch all episodes of KWK here

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