Backstage with Shamita 2009 (II)

ss31pm. 1st DAY. 1ST SHOW.
fashion week commenced with our favorite fashion icon- Barbie. Ok I’m not plugging this in, I really mean it. Come on all you girls, we all know how much we looked upto her in our growing up years. She was always sexy, sassy, beautifully dressed and had the perfect pair of legs I’ve seen till date. Is nt that exactly what we look for in fashion? And besides she was always ahead of her time. For me, the best part of the show was to see how it gave some of our young and very talented designers a chance to showcase their skills. Very cleverly put together, we had young designers for a very young audience. Yup we had a bunch of kids in the audience this time who had a complete blast. For them it was like Santa Claus had just granted them their wish list, but ALL ALIVE. Marc Robinson’s baby girl walked the ramp too and up in the music console he looked like the happiest, proudest father I have seen, after my own father of course.

Waluscha Robinson and daughter Chanel

Waluscha Robinson and daughter Chanel

Backstage Barbies

Backstage Barbies

Proud mothers were not too far behind. We had Neeta Lulla cheering for her daughter Nishka as her creation emerged on ramp for the first time. Arti Surendranath sat in the front row with her sister and her little daughter. While Sharmilla Khanna sat in the front row with her daughter for the next show.

Aarti Surendranathan with sister and her daughter

Aarti Surendranathan with sister and her daughter

Nishka Lulla with mum Neeta Lulla

Nishka Lulla with mum Neeta Lulla

Sharmilla Khanna with her daughter

Sharmilla Khanna with her daughter

Asmita Marwa deserves every bit of applause. Her collection was easy, earthy and very bohemian. A lot like her actually. Free spirited. She had her whole gang from Hyderabad come down to support her. Nagarjuna and Tabu walked in together causing heads to turn and mouths to whisper but sorry, I am just about to burst your bubble. I have known this whole gang for a while now and no there is absolutely no extra marital affair happening here. Naag, as we lovingly call him is still happily married to Amla. And he and Tabu are great friends. ‘Amla is in Australia at the moment visiting our son Akhil who is studying there’ he said to me. So all of you who are being wrongly informed that somethings going on, I am telling you the truth first hand.  Tabu left soon after the show while the rest of the gang from Hyderabad decided to stay on and sip a few cocktails to celebrate Asmita’s success. There was Ash Chandler and Anjala Zaveri with Tarun Arora too who joined the gang later.

The Hyderabad Gang

the Hyderabad gang

more of the Hyderabad gang

more of the Hyderabad gang

Naag and friends

Naag and friends

Anjala, Ash & Tarun

Anjala, Ash & Tarun

We had the usual celebs at Manish Malhotra’s show which was quite expected. So I sat backstage fooling around with the boys watching Sabhyasachi ever so lovingly put up his clothes for his show which was the last for day 1. I am off to touch up my hair and makeup and skip off to Naomi Campbells welcome party. She walks the ramp tomorrow. For Mai Mumbai. For OUR Mumbai.

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