Tag: padma lakshmi

In J Mendel


Turning up the heat in her J Mendel gown, Padma posed for the photogs on the red carpet. Beach-inspired wet do, defined eyes, nude lip and minimalist ankle-strap sandals rounded out her look.

Whether you like the look or not, you have to concede, she worked every bit of it.

Padma Lakshmi At Vogue Women Of The Year Awards 2017

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

In Christian Siriano


Wearing a strapless Christian Siriano, Padma walked the red carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Loved her short hair and the double-colored eye liner. Problem though was that fit at the bust which was so off that I couldn’t bring myself to like the gown on her.

Did you love her here?

P.S. Her jewellery is from Fred Leighton.

Padma Lakshmi at Emmy Awards 2017

Padma Lakshmi at Emmy Awards 2017

The Seven Somethings


While many of us are still struggling with the February Already syndrome, India’s first fashion week of the year has come and gone. Held at Mumbai’s JioGarden from February 1- 5, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 transported me to a mostly Mai Tai state of mind. I say mostly because sometimes I found myself in a sangeet.

Anyway, a little over a week later and here are the seven things that I still find myself thinking about…

1. You Go Gen Next!
Starring a bunch of talented designers, LFW’s Gen Next Show kickstarts each edition. Some of these debutants go on to launch super successful labels, others win coveted awards and a few manage to do both. Two labels that caught my eye this season were Soumodeep Dutta for his unmistakable Bengal school of fashion vibe and Poochki for their billowing breezy separates.

Soumodeep Dutta (Left) And Poochki

2. The Exploding Galaxy
Not the Samsung phones but just the ridiculous number of stars that descend down on one fashion week. (The ridiculous number of fashion weeks is a whole other column). Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu, Tabu, Diana Penty, Malaika Arora Khan, Daisy Shah, Padma Lakshmi. Sophie Choudry, Vaani Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Nimrat Kaur, Preity Zinta, Swara Bhaskar, Ayesha Takia… Showstopper. Overkill.

L To R: Anushka Manchanda, Nimrat Kaur, Diana Penty And Vaani Kapoor

L To R: Sushmita Sen, Malaika Arora, Aditi Rao Hydari And Swara Bhaskar

L To R: Bipasha Basu, Disha Patani, Tabu And Preity Zinta

L To R: Daisy Shah, Karisma Kapoor, Padma Lakshmi, Sophie Choudry

3. I Need Some AM.IT In My Life
Patola fused into plastic in AM.IT by Amit Aggarwal’s collection aptly titled Seamless. His pieces occupy the top 10 spots in my wishlist. Discarded saris, signature metallics and green means (and end) of fashion, this collection makes the right noises and looks equally fabulous. Now if only I can pre-order one of those dramatic pieces. And then find an OMG enough place to wear it to.


4. DeBo IS A Thing
Thanks to my blogger friends Priyanka and Payal who very helpfully coined the acronym DeBo (Desi Bohemian ICYMI), I am now convinced more than ever that DeBo is legit. Especially since nothing else seems to describe some looks from Label Ritu Kumar’s Maharaja Pop.

Label Ritu Kumar

In Rubin Singer


Padma Lakshmi was one of the many celebs to attend the Elton John Aids Foundation Benefit in New York and for the evening event picked an strapless Rubin Singer creation. Going the match route, she paired her orange gown with a coral necklace from Fred Leighton.

She looked gorgeous!


In Naeem Khan


In her silver sequin Naeem Khan gown, Ms. Lakshmi literally sparkled on the Emmy red carpet on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Was it in a good way though? Not quite.

I don’t mind a statement gown but in this case, it was just too much bling overload. Picture the same gown in a sleeveless v-neck version and I think it would’ve worked way better. I also felt the hair and makeup was a bit lackluster. We’ve seen Ms. Lakshmi do way better.

Were you a fan of the gown?