Shaheen Abbas & Sangeeta Khanna
Alka Nishar and designer Kruti Savla
Malini Agarwalla and Devangi
Sharmila & Shaan Khanna
Smita Sawhney and Larra Shah
Mumbai’s swish set (especially the ladies) are definitely back in business. Literally. Alka Nishar and Aza kicked off their Aza Accessories Carnival and revamped the entire store for a 2-day unique shopping experience that not only brought in the hottest accessory designers from across the country, but also allowed guests to pamper themselves with a nail spa and foot massages (hot favorites with the rich and restless), get their fortunes told and solve all their fashion faux-pas with a personal shopper.
Alka Nishar and daughter Devangi welcomed guests and designers alike, Shaan & Sharmila Khanna, Asha Patel, Nandini Sen, Nayaab Udas, Nayntara Thacker, Haseena Jethmalani, Penny Patel, Poonam Soni and Jamini Ahluwalia (designers) Malini Agarwalla, Shaheen Abbas and Sangeeta Khanna. Personal shopper Smita Sawhney and tarot card reader Larra Shah were busy for much of the day.
Ah! the good life.
Haseena Jethmalani and Sangeeta Chopra
P.S. Haseena and Sangeeta seemed oddly in uniform. Unless this happens to be the cut and color of the season, HHC?
Wine, Cheese, Foot Massage, Conversation and Glamor. (I’m excited that this is what my post Holi plan entails.) I have been on the hunt for a really good hair dresser for a long time. You know how it is, you go thinking your haircut is going to be a spectacular upgrade of your current style and reflection of how far you’ve come in the land of cool and you often return a hat and sunglasses wondering how long it will take to grow out so you can start socializing again! But now I’m sorted. Have you met Carole Robequin? She’s one super stylist at Jean-Claude Biguine Bandra, Mumbai and she’s awesome.
I checked out Jean-Claude Biguine (a French Salon and Spa) in Bandra back in July 2008 and was thrilled to report your bad haircut blues are over. The next time you want a spanking new do make sure you book your face time with Carole (a training manager from France) who clearly knows how to snip and tuck. Bonus points for their funky massage chairs which give you a soothing back rub while you get your hair washed. I’ve also heard good things about their spa pedicure and French massage (very relaxing.) Now the ladies are well aware of this already but I thought I’d let the guys in on it too, while it may be wise to watch your wallet when it comes to indulging in life’s luxuries a pamper session like this is pretty priceless.
Anyway, on Thursday my favorite salon and Shaina N.C. are hosting a spa party for the Mumbai social circuit and a few Bollywood familiars including Raveena Tandon, Priya Dutt, Sonali Bendre, Poonam Dhillon, Simone Singh, Mini Mathur, Poonam Soni, Juhi Babbar, Alvira Khan, Anu Dewan, Raell Padamsee, Larra Shah and Purnima Mhatre. I’ll take pictures.
Larra Shah and Aarti Surendranath
Sabina Chopra, Larra Shah and Dolly Thakore
- Larra Shah, Pritish Nandy, Dolly Thakore
Mona Singh and Larra Shah
You know how much Mumbai’s glitterati loves all this hocus pocus business right? Well good thing for Larra Shah who launched her do it yourself Tarot deck called “Miracle Cards” at Olive (Mahalaxmi), Mumbai. The cards got a test run with Pritish Nandy, Dolly Thakore, Sabina Singh, (Larra’s buddy) Sabina Chopra, Aarti Surendranath and Madhoo Shah. Even Mona Singh popped in for a suprise visit as did Nalandaa Bhandari and Rehan Shah.
I admit I’ve gone the tarot route on occassion when I couldn’t make up my mind about some stuff. And more than anything else it gives you clarity (at best hope) about a situation you may be struggling with. Shirley Bose has always been quite comforting and I’d recommend some face time with her if you get a chance and I quite like Larra’s do-it-yourself option too. In fact she’s on air with me every Monday so call in for a free miracle card reading on 66943943 or send an SMS to ONE <space> your date of birth and your question to 53650.