besides ‘Aishwarya Rai & the weight loss tamasha’

As the newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNAIDS, Aishwarya Rai attended a series of events in New York  last week. For both the International World Peace Day & Every Women Every Child Dinner , she wore Sabyasachi with the former reminiscent of the Abu Jani Sandeep from the Cannes and the latter resembling the tiered Sabyasachi that she wore to Balgari Hotel opening. She opted for a more formal Gucci dress (brocade?)  for the third event.

Aishwarya Rai at UN Headquarters

From L to R : At the United Nation’s International Day Of Peace , at Every Woman Every Child Dinner , at Global Partnership Forum Women Leaders Event

Keeping ‘Aishwarya Rai & the weight loss tamsha’ aside (trust us, it’s not about the inches anymore) , here’s our honest opinion about what’s wrong with the post-baby Aishwarya:-

1. We really like the lehenga/short kurti style, but we said it before and we re saying it again ; it is not the right silhouette to be worn to an international forum , especially if it does’nt even complement your current body shape.

2. At all three events (and even in her past appearances) , she s been sporting the same centre-parting hairdo & make-up which doesnt do much for her.

3. We would love to see Ash go back to the basics & opt for a pair o’ pants with a blouse or blazer , a loose maxi, or even a saari for that matter to her trips abroad.

Out of all three, the red Sabya gets our vote ; the color looked fresh & vibrant.

Aishwarya Rai at the UN Headquarters

 Images Courtesy: JustJared.com & Facebook.

Pop of Color

Chitrangada Singh & Anushka Manchada attended the HP launch event in New Delhi both donning monotone body hugging dresses (Chitrangada’s was a peplum but the fit made it body hugging :D) . While we loved Anushka’s Aqua by Aqua cut-out dress with the metallic belt, Chitrangada’s ZARA one had so much personality added to it by way of the pink fur Loubs. 

Buy Chitrangada’s dress here.

Chitrangada Singh at HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi

Left : Chitrangada Singh at HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi , Top Right : Zara white peplum dress , Bottom Right : Christian Louboutin Fur pumps

Anushka Manchada at the HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi

Anushka Manchada at the HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi

So here’s the golden question – Who do you like more?

Chitrangada Singh(Left) & Anushka Manchada(Right) & at the HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi

Chitrangada Singh(Left) & Anushka Manchada(Right) & at the HP ENVY SpectreXT launch in New Delhi

 

Esha Gupta in ASOS

Wearing a black silk wrap dress by ASOS, Esha Gupta posed for the photogs at a recent phone launch event. Our disappointment over the choice of footwear aside (we would ve picked black strappy sandals instead) , Esha made a rather simple dress stand out by way of right earrings , hair & make-up. We ve seen her sport the braided updo quite a number of times before as well – guess it works for her every single time .

Esha Gupta at the launch of Nokia Lumia 900

Esha Gupta at the launch of Nokia Lumia 900 , Image Courtesy : IndiaTimes

Esha Gupta at Nokia Lumia 900 launch

Left : Esha Gupta at Nokia Lumia 900 launch event , Right : ASOS Black wrap dress

Esha Gupta at the Nokia Lumia 900 launch event

Esha Gupta at the Nokia Lumia 900 launch event

Fashion Round-Up ‘Geo Shaan Se’ Morning Show

Of the ladies who made an appearance on the increasingly popular morning show ‘Geo Shaan Se’ recently, Nickie was a clear favorite of ours looking her sophisticated self in crisp creme colored pants with cobalt blue dress shirt & black pumps. We re glad Hadiqa bid farewell to her signature style shrugs (see here & here) , opting for a leopard print blazer this time round ; sorry no prizes for guessing , it was by Quiz again. Wish she skipped that aweful electric blue nail color on the toes but ankle up she looked nice.

Got a favorite?

Catch more pictures below.

Geo Shaan se morning show

s From L to R : Nina J. Khan , Nabila , Hadiqa Kiani, Nickie Ali on ‘Geo Shaan Se’ morning show

Nickie & Nina  with Shaan at Geo Shaan se morning  show

Nickie & Nina with Shaan at Geo Shaan se morning show

Nickie & Nina at Geo Shaan se morning show

Nickie & Nina at Geo Shaan se morning show

Hadiqa Kiani on Geo Shaan se morning show

Hadiqa Kiani on Geo Shaan se morning show

Hadiqa with Shaan on Geo Shaan se morning show

Hadiqa with Shaan on Geo Shaan se morning show

Nabila at Geo Shaan se morning show

Nabila at Geo Shaan se morning show

Images Courtesy: Facebook

Street Style New York

A lawyer by profession, but a true fashionista at heart, Basimah is every bit of your modern day working girl. A hint of 70′s was seen seen through her outfit that she wore while out on the streets of New York ; the high waist flare bottom went perfectly well with the fitted tee for an effortlessly polished look. Oh, and yes, white is big this season!

Street Style Fashion

 

Masaba Gupta – Wearing her own

This comes as a quick short post as I travel back home, but that just goes on to explain how excited I was to share it with you guys. Just a few minutes ago, Masaba Gupta tweeted a picture of herself wearing one of her own cow print saris that she’s wearing tonight to a friend’s engagement party . Think this is one of the prettiest ones by the her so far & she looks lovely.

P.S. It was not until I gave a recent interview that I realized Masaba is one of my favorites from across the border :)

Masaba Gupta wearing 'Masaba' to a friends engagement party

Masaba Gupta wearing ‘Masaba’ to a friends engagement party

One small step, One giant leap : PFDC The Boulevard opens in New Delhi

PFDC The Boulevard Delhi

Inside PFDC The Boulevard New Delhi

We re excited to break this to you , more so because it brings us closer to the idea behind our blog i.e. bringing the best of Pakistani & Indian fashion on a single unique platform. PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) opened up it’s first flagship store in India, PFDC – The Boulevard at the South Extension market in New Delhi last night, introducing the best of Pakistani bridal & formal wear to it’s Indian consumers.  In what can be termed as a giant leap for cross-border fashion in both countries, the store promises to offer a wide range of designs, cuts, embroidery & colors to the Indian market.

As many as 18 designers from Pakistan are going to be stocking at the Boulevard including big names such as HSY(Hassan Sheheryar Yasin), Karma, Kamiar Rokni,  Elan , Sana Safinaz, Asifa & Nabeel, Fahad Hussayn, Nickie Nina, Shehla Chatoor , Nida Azwer, Ayesha Farook Hashwani, Feeha Jamshed, Umar Sayeed & Rizwan Beyg . (it does’nt get better than this :D )

Speaking about the idea behind the store, Mini Bindra who’s the brainchild of this venture said :

“The Pakistani cuts, colours and styling are very different from what we see here in India. For example, they use lots of ecru and cream in their bridals, which we don’t get to see here in India…….These designs would add another new concept to their wardrobe. Saris are always in vogue in India, whereas Pakistani fusion shalwar-kurta is relevant for anywhere in the world. The switch can be a starting point I feel”. 

Sehyr Saigal , chairman PFDC added:

“We have a commonality between India and Pakistan in terms of our spoken language, culture, history and heritage. So there is a huge interest in each other”

The launch event was held at The Hyatt Regency & included the who’s who of Pakistani fashion Industry in attendance including Fahad Hussayn, Kamiar Rokni, Nabila , Qurat-al-Ain Balouch,  Mahira Khan & Sonya Jehan.

Here’s your sneak peak into the fashion show held as part of the launch event. Watch this space for more.

Sana Safinaz at PFDC Boulevard Delhi

Sana Safinaz at PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion Show

PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion show

PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion show

Fahad Hussayn PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion Show

Fahad Hussayn for PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion Show

Nickie Nina & Umar Sayeed for PFDC Boulevard Fashion Show

Nickie Nina (R) & Umar Sayeed (L) for PFDC Boulevard Fashion Show

PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion show

PFDC Boulevard Delhi Fashion show

Images Courtesy : Vogue India, Ramp images: Dwaipayan Mazumdar