Trend watch- 2


boudoir or otherwise known as the innerwear trend which was seen a lot in various designers collection is a new trend with lace, bloomer shorts and corsets. It was very fun to see every designer doing boudoir  in their own different styles. YSL did it in a understated clean style, whereas the Gaultier had the models strutting the ramp in conical bras and Dior had the 40’s hollywood glamour to it. Though it’ not a trend you would see down the streets very often. But i like the sensuous clothes by Dior and Wang.

The other trend which can be said is always there for summers, most of the time, i would say, are the sheers. They are light and breezy and are very “in” right now !

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Let’s be thankful to him


McQueen with his last womenswear collection had us focused so intently on the future that it was so shocking to hear of his tragic death at the age of 40. With his elaborate sets, creative choreography, and ability to shock and awe, he knew how to put on a show. And make the crowds give him a speechless standing ovation every time he showcased.

Seeing all those photographs of his works that I had saved in folders for inspiration seemed works of art. We all should be eternally indebted to Alexander McQueen for immersing us in experiences that have burned themselves on our memories for life. From his earliest days in London he made the near-impossible happen before our very eyes. His shows were theatrical performances, masterpieces presented as per his musings, and the sights that unfolded would knock the breath out of you, sent adrenaline streaming through your veins and chills shooting up your spine.

Not only a loss to the world of fashion but to creativity in all it’s rich incarnations, Lee McQueen was so much more than just a Fashion Designer, he was a Master Weaver of daring Dark Dreams, the spinner of Fairy Tales. Doing away with boundaries & beyond, inspiring all who came into contact with him & his work no matter how brief or fleeting, to allow themselves to reach greater plateaus of innovation & dare to make their impossible dreams a reality.

The gaping hole left behind seems just too great to fill.

For those of us left behind, we should consider ourselves inordinately privileged to have borne witness to such a beautiful raging, promiscuous talent & beyond lucky in the fact that Inspiration doesn’t have a Sell-By date.

For that I am eternally grateful.

Long Live McQueen!!

Trend Watch


While researching trends for the what to wear guide i researched the trends for the SS 2010. While this season has been high on shine with many designers using sequins and metallic’s in their collection, a trend which is a trickle of last season, it also had it’s grunge with distressed collection by balmain which is to die for.

But the biggest trend which has hit and is here to stay are the prints, YES !! they are back with full bloom, and this time they are really powerful, with prints ranging from small florals to digital. While Dior, Zac Posen and armani are some of the designers which had floral in their collections, the digital could be seen at McQueen, Versace and many others, here’s a look:-

Other trend to watch out for are BRIGHTS,, not only are they fresh, they are by Dior, Versace and many more. Promising not a single dull day,, the brights are here to stay !

then we had designers who had indian influences and brought the tie n dye and ikat to its full modern usage.

some other wardrobe staples of the season would be the the sheer fabrics and the pastels being spring summer. something else that was often seen were the drapes, iconic in that being the Burbery collection which had light pastel skirts and dresses in twisted drapes coiled along the body.

other trends that were there is the inner wear also termed by Elle mag as the Boudouir, all lace net and silk negligee as the trend for the summers, will be posting style boards for that soon .

till then ,, enjoy these :)

P.S :  So much to blog, so little time.

Vanity intact


Vanity fair’s March issue features nine fresh, pale faces of Hollywood on its cover.

They are 9 new faces and i only know two of them Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, and Up in the Air’s Anna Kendrick ( who also plays kirsten’s friend in twilight).

They are “the new Hollywood” for a new decade, according to the cover line.But what is very intriguing about the cover is that the way they have balanced the photograph with keeping the raven haired girls at both the ends balncing the image  (colour blocked :P )

Also keeping the Oscar-buzzed Kendrick  inside the fold. (Because they couldn’t have two Twilight actresses on the main cover and Kristen is the bigger sell? Or because brunette hair was needed to balance out the image? I only had to look at the photo seven times before I detected the hair color pattern… It does actually balance out the photo, doesn’t it?)

Another cover which is,,,, well you decide ,,, is this month Vogue India cover

cover girl: sarah Jessica Parrker

But what bothers me actually is that the cover is a reprint, still excusable but if i tell you that it’s not even a reprint of any vogue but “Glamour” Magazine. then how would you feel ? It is not even like it’s a great cover or something that they are reprinting it,, what were they thinking ????

information sources: Akanksha Srivastava

who will strike the gold ?


the Oscar Nominations for 2010 best picture are out

Nominees:
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

The movies that surely would have resided in the top five —

Avatar,

the Iraq bomb-squad thriller The Hurt Locker,

the comedy-drama Up in the Air,

Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist World War II movie Inglorious Basterds

and the indie inspirational Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire — stayed secure in their slots.

also inglorious bastards is one movie am betting on,
let’s wait and watch ( on March 7th)

Crammy – Grammys


With the Indian media basking in the glory of Rahman’s double win at the Grammys, every news paper in town made sure of giving it a full page coverage with a heading “jai ho” in caps intact. Album of the Year winner country pop sensation Taylor Swift went for a pretty blue dress by Kaufman Franco that made her look like she’s in her 30’s.

Ciara nabbed a Givenchy Haute Couture look fresh off the runway, though the US weekly has put her in the worst dressed list , think she looked stunning in givenchy.

Rihanna opted for a made-to-measure Elie Saab that was decidedly less so and disappointed more.

And Fergie and sparkled in super-fitted Emilio Pucci with her gang, looking stunning. And i still have to figure out what Taboo is wearing?

And just back from India Katy Perry, in Zac Posen, said that she’s rocking a nudie maharaja vibe tonight coz apparently she is sporting a “bindi” and a indian clutch. Oh! that’s so indian Kate :P

But the red carpet was only part of the story at this awards show, where it was publicized beforehand that Lady Gaga would wear no less than five different Armani Privé outfits. Referencing her newfound appreciation of Giorgio Armani, the singer called it her “Lady GagaGA look: Gaga meets GA.” Though this is the first time she has dissapointed me ! why o why???

But nobody’s outfit was as perplexing as the masking-tape look Pink wore for her acrobatics routine performance. Others thought she was copying Gaga. Where as she was giving an unconscious nod to Kanye West’s other half, Amber Rose.

And none other than apni Beyonce was wearing some designer named Stéphane Rolland and looked totally out of place in it :/

Here’s a list of the winners :-

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Fearless, Taylor Swift

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West

BEST ROCK ALBUM 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Fearless, Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriter Award) “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, and Christopher Stewart

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE “Make It Mine,” Jason Mraz

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE “Halo,” Beyoncé

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS “Lucky,” Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM The E.N.D., the Black Eyed Peas

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Bublé

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE “Working on a Dream,” Bruce Springsteen