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In Twos


Two different events saw Ms. Poonawala do a chain theme. At Queenie’s store launch, it was a Roberto Cavalli dress with a statement chain necklace, and then at the opening show of LFW, a chain-link Paco Rabanne dress.

Between the necklace and the big bracelet, the Cavalli mini got quite sidelined. Thankfully, at LFW she kept it simple, letting the dress stand out.

Of the two looks, which do you like more?


Natasha Poonawala
Left: At Queenie Singh’s Store Launch
Right: At Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

In Paco Rabanne


Natasha attended LFW wearing a Manish but not the designer whose show she was taking in. Instead of Manish Malhotra, she wore a silver Paco Rabanne dress from the Spring 2012 collection that was designed by our very own Manish Arora.

With the dress being so flashy, it was a good idea to keep the hair and makeup and even the footwear simple. A slight color contrast came by way of the purple Hermès Kelly clutch. In a sea of folks wearing traditional Manish Malhotra, this futuristic dress really stood out! We love!

Remember Katy Perry wearing a shorter version of the dress last year?


Natasha Poonawala at LFW Summer/Resort 2013, Day One

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

In Paco Rabanne


Day two wasn’t the first sighting of Freida in a Paco Rabanne dress(see here).

While hanging out with fellow L’Oréal ambassadresses Eva (Longoria) and Jane (Fonda), she was spotted wearing a blue dress from the Spring collection, the 2nd ( and unfortunately the last collection) designed by our very own Manish Arora.

Still looking for a full-length pic.

Left: Paco Rabanne Spring 2012
Right: Freida Pinto at L’Oreal Penthouse Roof, 65th Cannes Film Festival

Day And Night


Day two of the Cannes Festival saw Freida first walk down the red carpet in a lime green Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high split. Later at night for L’Oreal’s bash, it was a white Paco Rabanne ( by Manish Arora) dress featuring a chain-link underlay . The gown and dress were fantastic picks and she looked gorgeous in both, but anyone else feel that the satin pumps with the gown wasn’t the best pick?

Freida Pinto at Rust & Bone Premiere (left) and L’Oreal Bash (right)
at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Left: Atelier Versace, Spring 2012
Right: Paco Rabanne, Spring 2012

Freida Pinto at Rust & Bone Premiere (left) and L’Oreal Bash (right)
at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Photo Credit: Daylife

Nargis on Harper’s Bazaar: (Un)Covered


Wearing a chain and python insert Paco Rabanne gown, Nargis Fakhri covers the Jan-Feb issue of Harper’s Bazaar which was shot in Maldives.

You can catch her shoot and feature inside.

Left: Paco Rabanne, Spring 2012
Right: Nargis Fakhri on Harper’s Bazaar Jan 2012

“When I met Imtiaz, his energy was so beautiful and CALM. I felt safe with him and ended up spending six hours with him.”

“I have no one SPECIAL in my life. It’s really lonely. My perfect DATE would be driving off somewhere nice. That would be romantic.”

The gritty New Yorker with a yen for travel returns to her roots and reveals her idea of a perfect date, her fondness for ‘Hinglish’, doing an action film, and kicking some serious butt in Harper’s BAZAAR January 2012 issue!
Nargis, of the never-ending legs, is just one movie old. Yet she combines the zest of a teenager with the wisdom of a sage. Here, in the sunny, paradaisical, and dramatic setting of the Maldives, she’s a water-baby, or perhaps a sea nymph. It all depends on how you approach her. This native New Yorker is gregarious, and talks a mile-a-minute, yet her street smarts have stood her in good stead. Behind the affable, smiling exterior, lie nerves of steel, and a sense of adventure. “At 13, I had this map and I’d wonder, ‘wow look at this place, New Zealand, it’s so far away! What’s over there?’” she says. That curiosity stuck inside her. So she figured that the best way a person could travel and make money was as a model. “People would tell me, ‘you should be a model, you’re so tall’ (she’s 5’9”).” But her Czech mum, who’d tell her stories of how beautiful Europe was, didn’t allow her. “She said, ‘no, no, no, you can’t do it, you’re 15!’ But later, I found my way out of New York City, into the big, bad world, and did it on my own, ending up here somehow,” says Nargis.

Today, she’s shooting in Asia’s smallest country, a scattering of white-sanded islands in pristine, aqua waters. “It’s awe-inspiring; I feel like I’m in the middle of nowhere,” she says. Her favourite part of the Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the children’s activities section. She’s also thrilled about shooting with turtles, something that the Bazaar team has captured in this shoot.