All in New Delhi

PHOTO CREDIT: Aza

 

Spotted actors Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi at the unveiling of 'Contemporary Classics' at Aza, New Delhi along with owner of the multi-brand boutique, Dr. Alka Nishar.  The vibrant green looks smashing, I have a feeling the next Indian outfit I buy will probably be this colour. Also, have been spotting roses (in 3D, embroidered, printed and painted) all over recently; they are sure to be a big trend.  

PHOTO CREDIT: Burberry

Burberry celebrated the opening if its first Burberry Brit store in India at Select Citywalk in New Delhi last Friday, December 6, 2013. 

As part of my job, I attend a lot of events across Mumbai and New Delhi, which have now started to feel like routine. I attended the Burberry Brit store launch as well and I must say that I loved the fact that Burberry had British acoustic musician Roo Panes and local musician Winit Tikoo perform live at the event. With music being at the heart of Burberry's global activity, the event continues to celebrate the brand's commitment towards supporting emerging talent and was a special treat for the 150 guests in attendance. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Tumi

TUMI has collaborated with celebrated Indian personalities to launch its ‘Makes Life Beautiful Work’ campaign in India through a dedicated exhibit which will be on display until December 15th at DLF Emporio in New Delhi.

 

To participate in this special campaign, four eminent personalities from different fields joined TUMI to create art installations inspired by one of more of TUMI's five founding principles, known as 'The TUMI Difference.' TUMI's founding principles include, design excellence, unparalled quality, technical innovation, functional superiority and world-class customer service. 

The artists include chocolatier Zeba Kolhi, who created a bag of chocolates; restaurateurs AD and Sabina Singh from Olive Bar & Kitchen, who created a beautiful picnic hamper; Masaba Gupta, creative designer for the Indian fashion label Satya Paul, who used designed a travel inspired dress with zipper detailing; jewelry brand Isharya who created a modern maharani for TUMI.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tod's

 

Tod’s and Harper’s Bazaar India hosted a Christmas brunch celebrating the Sella Collection at The Lodhi Hotel over a lovely winter afternoon in New Delhi. 

The event saw guests from the world of fashion, cricket, television, theatre, , industry such as Jas Arora, Anupama Dayal, Namrata Joshipura, Mohammad Azharuddin, Simar Duggal, Suneet Verma, Anand Bhushan, Mini Thapar, Ambika Anand, Poonam Bhagat, Arjun Saluja and many more.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kama Ayurveda

Ayurveda brand, Kama Ayurveda, opened its second store in the upscale DLF Place in Saket, New Delhi on September 12, 2013. The store stocks the complete range of the company’s authentic Ayurvedic, organic and natural products including the iconic bestsellers as well as 10 new products to mark the launch of the second store. 

Speaking about Kama Ayurveda’s 2nd exclusive store, Vivek Sahni said, “Recreating the vintage charm of our flagship store at DLF Place has been both a pleasure and a challenge.” Spotted Malini Ramani, Rohit Bal, Bim Bissell, Devika Mehra, Savitri Singh, Aparna Bahl & Deepak Bedi, Nikhil Khanna.

PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Kors

Finally got the chance to visit the Michael Kors store this weekend. With this store at ground floor of Delhi's DLF Emporio, Michael Kors has made its foray into India. 

The 1,500-square-foot store carries Michael Kors Collection ready-to-wear and handbags, as well as accessories, footwear, watches, eyewear and ready-to-wear from the MICHAEL Michael Kors line.

PHOTO CREDIT: JJ Valaya

 

JJ Valaya opened Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 with his, 'The Maharaja of Madrid’ collection. Presented by the AMR group the show depicted the "factitious voyage of a Monarch who was fascinated by Spanish art, customs and forms."

Much to the designers trademark style all elements of the show were dripping with grandeur, from the set designed by Schenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan, specially crafted soundtrack by Gaurav Raina of Medieval Pundit to the stunning clothes. 

Kabir Bedi and Kangana Ranaut closed the show which was nothing short of a visual spectacle. Take a look...

PHOTO CREDIT: Bobbi Brown

 

Attention ladies... now you don't need to wait for your next trip abroad to stock up on your favourite BB goodies and I am saying this because everyone I know already uses something or the other from Bobbi Brown daily. It is about time that the store opened up in India. 

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is now open in Delhi's Select Citywalk. The beauty line developed by celebrated make-up artist Bobbi Brown "revolutionised the beauty industry in 1991 with the launch of 10 brown-based lipsticks and a simple philosophy that with the right makeup and knowledge women can look like themselves, only prettier and more confident." 

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics offers a full range of color cosmetics, brushes, and skincare. My personal favourite is the POT Rouge, you'll always find that in my bag. :-)

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Canali

 

Leading Italian Luxury Menswear brand showcased its colourful SS13 Collection with a exclusive event that showcased a photo exhibit of artist Karam Puri at its store in Delhi's DLF Emporio.

Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, Director- CANALI India, Nikhil Mehra, Member of the Board of Directors CANALI India, and Roasie Virq Ahluwalia, Director of Marketing, CANALI India were spotted with Delhi's swish set that included Ashish Bharatram, Sandeep Jajodia, Amit Ranjan, Ameeta Seth, Amrish Kumar, Devyani Saltzman and Dilip Mehta, Former Davis Cup Player Vishal Uppal, Nalini Gupta- Country Head- Burberry India among others.

Take a look...

PHOTO CREDIT: Forest Essentials 

 

On my last trip to Delhi, I made it a point to visit the newly opened Sephora boutique. With my grandmother and mother in tow, I headed to the beauty haven in Select Citywalk mall. I've shopped at Sephora several times before in various countries and true to tradition this black boutique offers an unmatched range of beauty and skin-care products.

The biggest draw is the amazing selection of products, which is well organised in clear sections so that you are not lost while searching for what you need. If I start naming the different brands available, it will take me all day. I was happiest to see a large section of Dior make-up, Guerlain, Burt's Bees and Forest Essentials. 

One of India's very first fashion brands, Satya Paul, has launched a limited edition collection of sarees designed in collaboration with Lisa Ray. 
The actress and social activist wore Satya Paul at her wedding this year and continues her association with the brand with this line of 10 sarees. These exclusive pieces are available at the Satya Paul Signature Store at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli celebrated the opening of the brand’s flagship boutique in India in association with Infinite Luxury Brands Pvt. Ltd. last evening at DLF, Emporio in New Delhi. If the pictures are anything to go by, this was quite a night in Delhi's social calendar.  Roberto Cavalli, Chritiana Cavalli & Manav Gangwani, Sahiba Narang, Rahul Kapoor, Directors, Infinite Luxury Brands celebrated the evening with a mix of Bollywood and Delhi's glitterati

I can't get over the stunning dresses in all the pictures. Seems like Delhi's swish set took cue from Roberto Cavalli's style best known for the exotic prints, bold colours, opulent accessories and unmistakable flamboyance. The designer proved once again why he is often reffered to as the "undisputed king of party glamour." 

Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernades, Raveena Tandon, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan and more after the jump...

PHOTO CREDIT: Roberto Cavalli

 

Roberto Cavalli officially announced the openinig of the first Roberto Cavalli boutique in India on December 7, 2012. Roberto Cavalli has collaborated with Infinite Luxury Brands Pvt. Ltd.’s earlier this year to bring women’s and men’s prêt-à-porter collections, as well as accessories, eyewear, timewear and kidswear from the Italian designer to India. 

The boutique is located on the ground floor of DLF, Emporio in New Delhi with the Cavalli Cafe just outside the 400 sq. ft. global fashion store. Mr. Cavalli was joined by Sahiba Narang, Manav Gangwani & Rahul Kapoor, Directors, Infinite Luxury Brands Pvt. Ltd. and bollywood stars Neha Dupia and Zayed Khan at the opening. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Payal Jain

Its quite a bummer that I couldn't be in Delhi this weekend for Payal Jain's Autumn/Winter 2012 couture showing. The collection is called "Butterflies In My Heart" do I really need to say more?

The fanciful couture line features jackets, sensual blouses, layered and wrapped sarongs, paneled skirts, flowing capes, dreamy dresses and magical ball gowns. The color palette is dominated by ivory, peppered with red, aubergine and navy, finally ending in black. What brings these hues to life is the choice of rich fabrics ranging from silk to satin as well as organza and lace. 

The first thing that struck me about the collection was the three-dimensional form given to the gowns with the use of delicate detailing. The creations have been embellished with intricate cutwork, precious pearl and crystal embroidery, sequin sprinkling, feather detailing and floral appliqué surface texturization.