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WLIFW A/W 2011: Day One (Part Deux!)

Monapali, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Embellished sleeves, collars and shrugs played a prominent role in this collection that included saris, anarkalis, dresses and jumpsuits. While the fabrics were interesting, the silhouettes were expected and the inspiration a tad tired. The bridge between modernity and traditional has been well tread upon, and in this case, it certainly needed more!

Pankaj And Nidhi, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

While the geometric prints, bright hues and interesting silhouettes were in themselves great, the clever use of fabrics made this an instant favorite. Texturally rich and multi-dimensional, it sure was very appealing.

Geisha Designs By Paras And Shalini, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Somber colors with a dash of red and green made up the color palette. Referencing the planet, the topography prints as well the lava prints made for a change from the more soft, pastel-ey monochrome looks sent down the runway. Appliqué, dyed fabrics, textured shrugs and dramatic sleeves dressed up soft dresses, jumpsuits and flowey tops.

Varun Bahl, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

While the collection sure was separates heavy with silhouettes including coat dresses, shift dresses, tops, jackets, trousers etc, evening-wear dominated this collection. Our favorites were the dresses with the voluminous skirts and the more classic below the knee shift dress, both of which thanks to the use of embellishment and texture were given an instant update. Even with the use of embellishments, clever pleating and textural details, none of it felt over the top; it was subdued and sophisticated.

Rishta By Arjun Saluja, WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2011

Severely structured. Menswear inspired. And multi-dimensional. This collection from Arjun Saluja cleverly used fabrics and silhouettes to create looks that were both sharp and impeccably tailored. Other than the usual suspects (grey, black, plum and brown), loved the use of the muted/pale green. Almost held a vintage appeal.

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Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Exactly a year apart, singers Manasi and Sona were spotted wearing Pankaj & Nidhi jackets at events (wait for it!) related to ArtistsAloud.com.

Instead of being spooked by the degree of how connected this angle was (singers wearing the same jacket a year apart to events related) we were more spooked by Sona’s look. What’s going on with that eye-makeup?

Left: Manasi Scott at ArtistsAloud.com Launch
Right: Sona Mohapatra at ArtistsAloud.com 1st Anniversary Bash

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Sonam On Verve: (Un)Covered

Love the cover. It’s so strongly feminine; love the duality. Maybe we won’t work up the courage to whip out that almost black lipstick ourselves just as yet, but it sure is great to spot it on the cover!

Left: Alpana and Neeraj, A/W 2010
Center: Pankaj and Nidhi, A/W 2010
Right: Sonam Kapoor on Verve India Dec 2010

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In Pankaj & Nidhi

For the first screening of Dhobi Ghat at the 54th BFI London Film Festival, it was Pankaj & Nidhi again for director Kiran Rao. Love the comfy-casual dress but oh-no at the boots. Would’ve rather seen her wear stockings and ankle booties to beat the cold.

Left: Pankaj and Nidhi, Fall/Winter 2010
Right: Kiran Rao at ‘Dhobi Ghat’ Premiere at 54th BFI London Film Festival

Photo Credit: Daylife

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The Round Up: Dhobi Ghat Premiere at TIFF

The stars of Dhobi Ghat alongwith director Kiran Rao made an appearance at the premiere of their movie at TIFF on Friday. The men went with bandhgala-style jacket suits with Aamir picking a brown one and Prateik, a black one over a blue shirt.

Of the ladies, Kriti was a favorite of mine looking beautiful in an orange gown that she paired with gold bangles, some lovely gold earrings and a gold clutch. Co-star Monica kept it simple and beautiful in a strapless silver-grey Varsha Bhawnani gown with drop earrings. (Why does this gown look familiar?)

Kiran went short in a black & white Pankaj & Nidhi dress that she paired with an owl Judith Leiber minaudiere and a gold necklace. I wish she had picked one or the other.

I wish we had good full-lengths of all but alas, these are the best I could find. Am quite looking forward to more of Kriti and Monica’s appearances on the red carpet though.

Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar at Dhobi Ghat Premiere, TIFF

Kiran Rao at Dhobi Ghat Premiere, TIFF

Kriti Malhotra at Dhobi Ghat Premiere, TIFF

Monica Dogra at Dhobi Ghat Premiere, TIFF

Photo Credit: Filmicafe

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