Posts tagged ‘luxury’

October 9, 2014

Day 1 WIFW SS15: Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

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Tarun Tahiliani @ WIFW SS15

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Tarun Tahiliani @ WIFW SS15

One of India’s most coveted coutouriers, Tarun Tahiliani, collaborated with the Singh Twins for his ready to wear collection.  Tarun is known for his grand

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March 31, 2014

In A New York State Of Mind

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Hemant & Nandita WIFW AW 2014

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Hemant & Nandita WIFW AW 2014

‘Plush decoded’ was the title of designers Hemant & Nandita’s show but it could also easily have been New York decoded.  Luxurious sportswear inspired separates ensued down the catwalk with mesh park fences as the backdrop.

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March 29, 2014

Bibi, Lady of Leisure

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Nikasha WIFW AW 2014

Regular Chatterboxes know I am a real sucker for Sufi poetry and I was delighted to find that designer, Nikasha had a Rumi poem in her show notes:

In your light I learn how to love…
In your beauty how to make poems
You dance inside my chest where no one else sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Wah wah, masha’allah! Ok, back to the collection.

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March 25, 2014

At the BVLGARI, Darling

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Hello plebs, is that you having brunch at Cafe Rouge? With a voucher? Oh how the other side live.
Me? I brunch at the Bulgari in Knightsbrige, London. It comes with unlimited prosecco, did I mention that? I am guided to my chair and as I await my friend, I sip my drink and enjoy the view which is decidely Arab/Russian. My friend arrives and we hit the buffet. This is not the Pizza Hut salad bar, you know, so we don’t load mountains of food on our plates. We start with cheese, meats, breads. We order eggs benedict and eggs florentine. We go back to the buffet for desserts. We go back for croissants and pain au chocolats. We go back for…. you get the idea.

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January 29, 2014

From Paris With Va Va Voom!

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A look from Chanel with the now famous €3,000 trainers (all the looks were paired with trainers all costing the same, see more below.

The Spring/Summer 2014  Couture collections showcased earlier this month in the city synonymous with couture and fashion: Paris.

Celebrating the fantasy and dream that is flamboyant fashion without worrying about price tags, I’ve selected some of my favourite looks from most of the designers that showed.  A milestone for couture and for women in fashion this season was the first official granting of couture status to a woman in over thirty years to designer, Bouchra Jarrar.  Capturing the nonchalant essence of Coco Chanel, the new grande couturière excels in everyday couture and why not! Although one guess is that women who wear everyday couture don’t have to take the Northern Line…

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March 29, 2013

I Only Need 8 Medium Chocolate Eggs This Year

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One of my darling nieces who is five years old made that statement contrary to her mother who said that my niece’s teeth were in a bad state and she wasn’t getting any.  I know who will win that battle…!

Lindt bunnies are the cutest Easter treat to give to loved ones this weekend and you know their mini size bunnies are only about £0.30 but get a guaranteed smile and squee from the receiver.

My niece might be able to sit inside this chocolate egg by luxury chocolate company

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December 22, 2012

Pull Another One

Christmas is a time for spiritual reflection and prayers for peace… Recall and cancel: Christmas means big business and high expectations to please and be pleased.

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If you have run out of time or ideas, I’ve picked some designer Christmas crackers might be something to throw money at.  Instead of a naff joke and a teeny deck of playing cards suitable only for the Sylvanian Family

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December 11, 2012

Nobu London

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Nobu is one of those marmite restaurants that people either love or hate.  A friend went a while ago and was hit with a £500 bill between four and frankly speaking, that did put me off a little.  I love sushi but always feel hungry after a couple of hours and would not appreciate a rumbling tummy after a hefty bill.

Having said that, every time I have had sushi at a restaurant with a Nobu guest chef

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November 28, 2012

Very Valentino

A retrospective of master couturier, Valentino opens at Somerset House, London tomorrow and features over 140 of his exquisite gowns. 

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November 26, 2012

Shoely Scrumptious

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August 9, 2012

JJ Valaya, The Blue Blood Prince

JJ Valaya’s couture collection was called The Azrak Collection, The Realm of The Sultan.  Azrak translates as rare and uncommon from Turkish and we were treated to a colour palette and silhouettes invoking the glorious Ottoman Empire whilst showcasing the skills and dedication of the Indian master craft workers at his disposal.  The essence of true couture

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August 9, 2012

India, Nouveau

PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 couldn’t have opened with a fresher and younger look than the collection presented by Varun Bahl.  Called India, Nouveau the collection was as elegant as it was sexy with its sheer fabrics and peek-a-boo highlights whilst keeping the wearer ingeniously covered and demure!

How does one achieve all of that?  Indulge further and see for yourself:

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June 18, 2012

Branded Victim

Hermès CEO, Patrick Thomas recently estimated that 80% of objects sold on the internet under the Hermès name are fakes: outrageous, non?

Or is it…?

Last week French police managed to break an international fake goods manufacturing ring and even arrested employees at Hermès

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April 23, 2012

Luxury Botanical Vodka

The ultimate in glamorous drinks to enjoy with friends, Pinky vodka is my new favourite tipple.

A Scandinavian vodka distilled five times from pure glacial water, Pinky is hand blended with violets, rose petals

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