Posts tagged ‘Paris’

January 14, 2015

Charlie, Muslims & Me

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Well, I hardly need to explain the title and the background news story. Shocking on so many levels for so many people.  24 hour rolling news, debates across current affairs programmes had almost every angle covered.

In homes and offices over the world the general public debated the meaning of freedom of speech. What does freedom of speech mean to you? The freedom to offend? Standing up for the rights of other people you disagree with to offend? Why should all Muslims apologise for the crimes of crazy people or reassure others that we are not terrorists?

I’m part of a Muslim family in Britain so what was our reaction?

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October 9, 2014

Countryside Chic: Day 1 Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS15

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Pero @ WIFW SS15

Aneeth Arora had the honour of the opening show for her still young fashion brand, pero, at WIFW SS15 igniting the buzz for the week ahead.

The catwalk was covered in faux grass and planted with real flowers that looked adorable. The gift for us in the media side included cute little herbs planted in teeny pots, I pinched a tulsi – thanks, Aneeth I’d been meaning to get one for ages!

Pero is a brand quite known for its cottons

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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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August 6, 2013

Punjabi Rock n Roll & Kitsch Kedgeree

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Who can say regardez-moi, the loudest?  On one monsoon evening in Delhi two of Indian fashion’s most entertaining designers presented their couture collections.  Both have strong associations with Paris but the words chalk and cheese were never more relevant.  The first was Ritu Beri, India’s 80s Paris-trained girl wonder whose show included a live band and a couple of designers she worked in collaboration with.

Exotic Punjab was the theme

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July 5, 2013

Armani Privé: Sheer Flamboyance

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Nude was the predominant colour on display at Armani Privé.  Brushing aside the fashion industry’s heated discussion, I think last year, about the colour description of nude after Michelle Obama wore it, it is a colour that Giorgio Armani excels in.  Mr Armani can’t have failed to notice that Planet Hollywood

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July 2, 2013

V is for Versace

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Atelier Versace opened Paris Couture Week and it oozed a naughty sexiness seldom seen in couture.  Gianni Versace gave us That Dress (and Elizabeth Hurley fame) and now his sister gives us the next stage and only those with perfect bodies need step forward.

Pandering to our inner rock star and confident flirt, the collection teased

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August 13, 2012

Delhi Couture Week Day 3: Arora’s Back in Town!

A much anticipated show during PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 was the return of Indian fashion’s showman extraordinaire, Manish Arora.

Manish very recently spent two seasons at the helm of Paco Rabanne in Paris and prefers to show in Paris in any case.  It’s not difficult to see why, his is the only collection with a distinctly Western feel and not a bridal gown in sight.  I’ve been to a few Manish Arora shows over the years and his creativity is truly inspiring.  The energy and zeal in his collections are inimitable, however, my compliments end there on this occasion.

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