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Shopaholic gets a reality check!

So remember Sabyasachi’s new Prêt line for summer? It’s available at Aza, Mumbai and I found out how much so you can cruise right in and browse (without having a heart attack in front of the sales staff when you spot an exposed price tag.) I kid you not this has happened to me at the very fancy Emporia Mall in Delhi which I scoped out during the Kingfisher Calander launch I fell in love with a technicolor Tarun Tahiliani sari which turned out to be way out of my league at 77,ooors ($1,549) so I did the uncomfortable U-turn from “I love it” to “I’m not sure, I’ll just look around and be back…” exit stage left as the sales staff (who’ve seen it all before) nodded at me indulgently (and undoubtedly giggled later) Ugh.

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Button up Butthead!

Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar

Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar

You heard about this right? At Lakme Fashion Week Akshay Kumar was charged with “indulging in obscene acts in public” because his wife Twinkle Khanna (somewhat reluctantly) unbuttoned his Levis during Tarun Tahiliani’s show. Evidently social activist Anil Nair got his panties in a twist over the whole episode and filed a police complaint. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle was registered under Sec 294 of the Indian Penal Code. Akshay had already issued an apology for his acts.

Admittedly the visuals  do look a little raunchier than intended but honestly is this what qualifies as an obscene act these days? Unfortunately for him I don’t think he give Twinkle a heads up about the stunt either so she’s probably super pissed!

In his defense however the whole unbuttoning wasn’t just Akki’s raunchy whim, when he signed on to be the brand ambassador of Levi’s jeans (for the pretty packet of 12-15 crores for the campaign) he shot in various exotic locales with foreign supermodels to launch the 501 Jean which is a brand new form of the first pair of jeans that carried the tag Live unbuttoned.

See?

When contacted, Akshay confirmed, “The word unbuttoned appealed to me. Unbuttoning is not an act but an attitude. Though it was hectic, I involved myself in this. The word unbuttoned has a meaning for me. I saw all the international ads that they have shot for the 501 button fly and being a part of this was certainly exciting. I am very selective in choosing the brands I endorse. The image and positioning of the brand is of utmost importance. Everything else is secondary.”

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Manish Malhotra Post Show Party

In case you didn’t get your fill of filmi photos from my fly on the way perspective from Monday night (and admittedly amature photography skills) The official pictures are now in from Manish Malhotra’s post show party hosted by Pradeep Gidwani, Managing Director, Carlsberg. (Did you know by the way that the whole high energy show was inspired by Shah Rukh Khan’s IPL team the Kolkata Knigh Riders team, ah it all falls into place.)

Preity Zinta and Shah Rukh Khan

Preity Zinta and Shah Rukh Khan

Gauri Khan, Preity Zinta, Suzanne Roshan

Gauri Khan, Preity Zinta and Suzanne Roshan

Hrithik Roshan & Karan Johar

Hrithik Roshan & Karan Johar

Ayesha Thapar

Ayesha Thapar

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Suzanne & Hrithik Roshan

Suzanne & Hrithik Roshan

Twinkle Khanna & Anu Dewan

Twinkle Khanna & Anu Dewan

Vikram Chatwal

Vikram Chatwal

Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal

Amisha Patel

Amisha Patel

Tusshar Kapoor and Genelia D'souza

Tusshar Kapoor and Genelia D'souza

Tarun Tahiliani, Fern Mallis and Gregory David Roberts

Tarun Tahiliani, Fern Mallis and Gregory David Roberts

Raveena Tandon with Ravi Krishnan

Raveena Tandon with Ravi Krishnan

Kajol & Tanisha

Kajol & Tanisha

Celina Jaitley

Celina Jaitley

Sophie Choudhury

Sophie Choudhury

Celebrity Spotting: Kareena Kapoor (but why no Saif Ali Khan?), Gauri Khan, Priety Zinta, Tusshar Kapoor, Arjun Rampal with Meher Jessia, Raveena Tandon, Isha Koppikar, Reitesh Deshmukh, Celina Jaitley, Dino Morea, Sridevi & Boney Kapoor with their daughter in tow, Parmeshwar Godrej, hotelier Vikram Chatwal. And further down on the food chain Mumbai glitterati including Nisha JamVwal, Ayaan and Amaan Ali, Amisha Patel, Hrithik & Suzanne Roshan, Delhi socialite Ayesha Thapper, Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Tarun Tahiliani, GM of the Grand Hyatt Ilan Weill, Gregory David Roberts with his wife, the Morani’s, Rita Dhody. Fern Mallis, Lubna Adams, Ravi Krishnan, Bandana Tiwari, Vikram Raizada, Sabina Chopra, and  Manav Gangwani with his arm candy Sophie Chaudry.

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Backstage with Shamita IV

Day 2 was long. Real long. We had 4 shows to do. Makeup started at 8am, even before breakfast!

8am

8am

Arjun

Arjun Saluja

Arjun Saluja

Arjun Saluja

Come 11.30 and we were on ramp strutting away. Arjun Saluja’s line was highly talked about. Very structured and straightforward.

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani

The Levis show done by Tarun Tahiliani was different and spectacular. Lots of bling on denim. Sexy mama from the 70’s and 80’s look. Big hairdos and tons of attitude. The Levis show was directed by Meher Jessia Rampal. And as usual, she did justice to Tarun’s offerings. It was actually the most awaited show as all wanted to see what a designer like TT would do to Levis. And of course, the after party too is eagerly awaited which we are all going for at the end of Day 2.

Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra

Vineet

Vineet Behl

Vineet Behl

Vineet Behl

The finale show Day 2 was an uplifter for sure. Anand Kabra and Vineet Behl both did justice to their individual styles. Vineet Behl’s music for the show was exceptionally upbeat which set the mood for the night. I’m off to party now, see you on Day 3.

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