Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wrapping Up 2009..

2009 has seen a big share of influences from all fields to Fashion. In this post, I would like to take time out and bookmark a few people who have made a Big impact in the year that is experiencing its last breathes..

Balmain: Balmain shoulder padded Jackets, Balmain's Ripped jeans, Balmain's metal studs gave birth to this year's biggest trend inspired by the 80's Power Dressing and boy its still going strong!

Michelle Obama: The First Lady of United States Of America is one lady who has a billion eyes on her & for all the good reasons. Experimenting with designers from all over the globe, wearing the right pieces at the right time.. she is Fashion's New Icon!


Lady Gaga: Make way for this Lady and be sure to leave a big way .. because she sure knows how to Make an entrance ! With her outrageous fashion choices & music that leaves you jumping your way to the dance floor .. there is no way you can ignore Ms. GAGA. 2009 saw her sporting some of the most craziest outfits from she being covered from head to toe in red lace at MTV Music awards to sporting McQueen's Sea world inspired collection! I say its essential to have such Icons ..2010 is her oyester..


Wayfarers: This pair of glasses were the Biggest in 2009. Every one and by everyone i mean EVERYONE *even me ;) * bought a pair of these .. Rayban has earned enough to last a lifetime.. * Lol*

Rihanna: Well, don't you agree that her comeback from her bad times with Chris Brown has done wonders to her music & fashion. With singles like Russian Roulette and her stints at Front Rows at recent Fashion Week has made many eyes taken by surprise. Hoping we have a lot to look out from Ms. Rihanna.

Sonam Kapoor: From finding fashion inspirations from around the globe, I come back to my home land, India, and I am truly happy that finally one celebrity is rising up to global fashion trends. I introduce to you. Ms. Sonam Kapoor! Creating chic looks with her Chanel's & Jacob's and just by going the minimalist way, India finally has someone to look up to in terms of Fashion. Wishful Titbits welcomes you wholeheartedly.. Don't disappoint us in 2010 Sonam .. 

Toodles 2009 ..
See you soon 2010 :)

Manish Arora at Paris Fashion Week

Have a look at the backstage drama, the crazy make-up, rain forest inspired creations, the ramp walk and the works .. all at Manish Arora show at Paris Fashion Week!

Applaud For Mr.Manish!

After having worked backstage for Designers Neeta Lulla & Gavin Miguel in the past 4 days .. I am relieved to be in my blog home again .. :)
Its been a while that I posted about someone Indian, our own breed..

I take an effort here to make my blog a little more Desi .. And what better to write about than our very own "Mr.Kitsch", "The Galliano Of India"..
Mr.Manish Arora !
*This line sounds like an introduction given on stage! *Tch Tch*

As you all might not know.. Mr.Arora, The Genius has been showcasing his creations at the Paris Fashion Week for the past 3 years and this year for his A/W collection, his show was considered as the one of the "10 Best Shows of Paris Fashion Week"  You hear me designers!! Woohoo! Way to go Manish !! *applauds in standing ovation"

A few of my favorites from his collection inspired by Rain Forests according to Manish are somewhere he doesn't know but he would definitely love to visit them!

I think Manish imagined the Pandora Planet from the movie 'Avatar' when he created his pieces .. Don't you think?

P.S. Click on pictures for a better view

Friday, December 25, 2009


Seasons Greetings All 
..My Warmest Wishes..

"September, The January of Fashion"

Just got the best insight I could get as to how an issue in Vogue (United States) is actually put together..
Page by Page..One shoot after the other..

Anna Wintour: The Captain who sails the Vogue Ship, Chief Editor of Vogue America is one sole lady who is the driving force of this fashion business *Its naive to limit her to just the Magazine*. Aged 60, sporting a page-boy haircut with dark sunglasses are a common sight in the biggest of fashion shows.

In this documentary, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, Anna Wintour is obviously the centre of focus and professional life with bits of her personal life as well.

With Anna being the brains, Grace Coddington, Creative Director, Vogue (America) is without a doubt the heart of Vogue. Her shoots are spectacular! With a cinematic vision like hers, no wonder her work with the photographers juices out the best in Vogue.

A Must watch, highly recommended to anyone who is curious to learn what goes into making The Fashion Bible.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Catch My EYE !

Well.. I shall have a Tart with some Bugs please ..

Along with the perfect pillow to comfort me while I commit this sin ...

If you are just loving this just as I am.. then you will be delighted to have a look at Soop !!
And would someone be a darling and send me these? * For my new cafe..Haven't you heard?*

Love them!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Barbie : By Louboutin!

The Most Famous Girl in the plastic world: Barbie is the one to get a makeover by Cristian Louboutin, legendary designer of trademark red soled shoes & bags. Barbie now gets 4 new pairs of clothes along with 4 mini shoes created by him with tiny shoe boxes !

But to Barbie's surprise, Louboutin wasn't very happy about her contours and also added that her ankles her too FAT ?! Seriously ? Isn't Barbie 50 already ? She doesn't look like in her Louboutins...

Sex and the City 2 : Painfully Photoshoped !

The first poster you see in the SATC movie that is long gone and seen ..
While the one next to it .. is the upcoming and eagerly awaited Sex And The City 2 which hints us to "Carrie On"..

But when I look at the SATC 2 poster, I can just think of how painfully Sarah Jessica Parker has been photoshopped!! I mean LOOK at her !! Her face along with her skin along with her body ALONG with her bust has been touched upon but I am not sure how tastefully it has been done ! Am i supposed to believe that Carrie is Runaway Model rather than an book writer in the sexed up city ??

Secondly, I definitely and positively detest the extreme photoshopping for the background. No No No!
She could have also worn a much much better dress rather than this ill fitting nothing-so-great white pillow cover! And whats with the glasses !? *Sigh*

Please bring back the Baby doll dresses and the other girls .. This one is sure a Photoshop Disaster!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Fools that We Are..

Fashion brand Provogue is known for snatching the actor of the moment and using them as a publicity tool for their "not so great" clothes (The truth flashing through) .. Anyways! They keep switching their ambassador every three years and this time the tool used is Hrithik Roshan .. and boy he sure does look yummy !

I wonder about the clothes though .. Would you go into a Provogue outlet by just looking at the 'Change' they are fooling us with because you really don't see the clothes on his body which you would pay for, would you ?

Warm Whispers ..

I don't know why but new sounds & tracks always come late to me .. and this one came after a good two years !!! 
Though Better late than Never ...
Missy Higgins, an Australian singer-songwriter is the one i layed my eyes on. Her second album, "On a Clear Night" released way back in April 2007. Warm Whispers from all songs is my pick for you .. and me .. 

Take my word .. Don't miss this ..Its the sweetest thing EVER ..  * It tops my blog music too ! *

Saturday, November 28, 2009

In the Details ..

I have been an avid reader of Vogue India .. and cant get my hands off it as soon as it arrives my doorstep..This time's Vogue has really made me believe that Vogue India is getting better by each running issue .. especially Kareena's styling for the cover as well as for her 7 page feature is just perfect .. 

There was this one particular outfit by Matthew Williamson that caught my eye .. which reminded me that i haven't had a look of his 2010 Collection..
And when I did check out his line .. all there was to his collection was in the details ...
It occurred to me that we Indians still use Sequins & Embroideries in the traditional floral or paisley patterns while the same set of glitters are used by them to form geometric & abstract designs making it look oh so desirable !

Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer Ready to Wear 2010

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A Little Shilpa on Lady GaGa..

I have been everywhere except this blog of mine in quite a while .. I am not ashamed to blame it on my ever breaking down laptop !! .. i think shes very emotionally n physically unstable ..
Anyways .. now that shes back in shape .. I have to post something to keep this space alive !

And what better to start off than to mention about Lady GAGA's headgear designed and created by our very own LITTLE SHILPA for the cover of Flair Magazine from Canada !!
Shilpa used “about 900 small crystals and approx 40-50 large ones. The crystal transfers took about 2 days and the building of the piece about 3 hrs”.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



Dark, wet and a spongy layer, 
Wraps me up with a safety gear.

A radiant light enters my shell,
I hear a woman yell!

This is the world, this is the norm, 
Thousands of questions in my mind roam.

These are your hands and these are your feet, 
With the society you ought to be sweet.

But what is the society?
And why are there rules?
What is this life?
And why are we treated like mules?

Why should I go to school mother?

Why should I mimic another’s dream? 
Why can’t I discover for myself

The basic motive of my being?

We are all the puppets of God my dear,
We must adhere to our form.
We are continually prodded by sin and fear,
Inherently we must resign to this norm.

Society and people dictate my life,
At 25 I Must become a wife.
I’m ripped of my basic attire,
At 60 I Must retire.

Now I face the withered being in the mirror,
Suddenly there is a burst of terror,
I shiver as my muscles tense,
Deceit is what I strongly sense.

I am successful,
This is my name,
This is my body,
This is my frame.

But if this is my body,
What is my soul?
Who am I,
After all?

How did I enter the dark wet shell?
Who played this trick so well?
My torso will wither once I die,
But where will “I” go I fail to defy.

Why did I do all that I did?
Why was there good & bad deed?
Why did I follow the rule?
Why was I such a big fool?

But alas, I had to fulfill my deed,
Whether good or bad I was made to do what I did.
I Had to follow THEIR rule,
Or I would have been ‘their’ fool.

By our very own

I remember this poem when my classmate and friend Heta had written it .. and all of us got together and one by one read this poem in class.. Gosh ! How easily life runs .. ! I am in my Final Year of College already ! ..

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Project Deconstruct ..!

My beloved Mother was going through a shelf where we stock everything old yet hesitate to give away ..As i was between work, i was on the verge of losing my brain seeing the mess!
When suddenly i came across a very old Lehenga that i had gotten made from my Mom's saree YEARS AGO ! But somehow still this piece looks young and classic !

It a Jet Black Lehenga * what else do i need!* , Decorated with Silver embroidery using wheels and scallops as pattern.

I have luckily found this dying piece at the right time .. weddings are on the way .. and deconstructing this piece somehow to suit my needs now will do the needful !...

Running to Revamp my once fav Lehenga !

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Lady Gaga is up with her new video and as expected her styling and clothes are completely unexpected ..!! Somewhere i knew that Alexander McQueen's new collection *that I posted about a while back* would be picked up by Gaga .. & THERE SHE GOES !

Frankly im not very fond of the song .. but u might just like it !
Have a Watch..

Looks like this Lady is going insanely Gaga over Lace .. Here's what she wore at the recent MTV VMA's ..
*I dont know if the red lace dress qualifies as a dress but the crown is sure a promotion for her new video! *

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kat Von D at Sephora

I don't know why but since a few days, my eyes have drifted from clothes & accessories to MAKE-UP big time!! Thats partially because I cant find the right shade of blush for my skin ! Surfing through all of the pancakes in the market, I bumped into Kat Von D's Debut make-up collection!

Something to Roar about !

You must have seen this modern day pin up Tattoo Artist on Travel & Living on her show LA Ink and she stirred quite a few fashion waves with her signature look. In the second season,soon going to be aired in India, we will witness the Launch of her Make-Up Brand exclusively at Sephora called "Kat Von D" itself.

Along with the vibrant lip glosses and set of eye shadow colors ranging from shades of creams & chocolate browns to midnight blues & purples, what I also like about this debut make-up collection is her vanity kit that is also an extension to style.

Looking at her without the layers, she needs her Make-up more than anyone else !

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M

Jimmy Choo is the next in line joining in the series of other designers and high end brands that have churned out limited collections for H&M. The collection comes out in selected stores on 14th Nov and i was amused to see that a special queuing system also has been devised for customers who are expected to heavily bombard H&M stores on the day of launch.

Going with the Queuing system, the first 160 customers will get a bracelet and will be given a specific time to shop at the store. Every customer can buy the whole collection but with a limitation of buying maximum one per product, i.e. not more than one size (shoes/garments) or piece (accessories) per product per customer. The limitation covers the whole Jimmy Choo for H&M Collection!!