Sunday, 28 September 2014

Celebrating 125th at Lanvin!

Little did Jeanne Lanvin know exactly 125 years ago when she used to design clothes for her daughter that she would be remembered as a great couturier. The haute couture house Lanvin celebrated their 125th anniversary with the launch of its Spring 2015 collection. Lanvin was renowned for her skilful use of embroidery and her fine craftsmanship. There was a vivid feminity in her clothes.

Jeanne Lanvin

Jeanne Lanvin with one of her creations

For the Spring 2015 collection, the present creative director Alber Elbaz went down the memory lane to create a collection to commemorate the founder of the house and pay his tribute for the 125th anniversary to the French fashion house. With the models, designs, silhouettes, reinterpretations and iconic elements all blasted from the past with a strong, simple yet dramatic emphasis on the women who wear Lanvin.

Spring 2015 RTW Lanvin

Spring 2015 RTW Lanvin

Elbaz gave a new definition to simplicity. The silhouettes were simple and chic. There were sheer fabrics as well as brocades. There were masculine silhouettes like blazers and pants as well as feminine like dresses, skirts, spaghetti tops etc. The collection is about true elegance which comes from chic tailoring and chic little dresses and there is also romanticism in the form of brocades and prints. It's about timeless designs which truly is what the house stands for.

If we look into the archives, the Lanvin woman has always been carefree yet elegant. There is always a mesmerizing touch to the collections which speak of darkness, raw finishes, ruffles, splendor, admiration and love.

Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin, Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin, Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin

Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin, Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin, Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Lanvin

Images Courtesy: Style.com

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Anushka Sharma at Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 Front Row

The very vivacious Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, was recently spotted at the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 Front Row held at Kensington Gardens, London, England. She donned a navy side-slit dress, patterned scarf and printed booties, all from the house's  Fall 2014 collection. Her ensemble was complemented with a green Burberry Prorsum ‘Bloomsbury’ bag from the same collection. Overall her ensemble looked sophisticated yet playful with the bold and contrasting prints and colors.

Anushka Sharma at Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015

Anushka Sharma, Ko So Young, Joey Yung

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 RTW
Burberry Prorsum Pleated Silk-Chiffon Dress - Buy here
Burberry Prorsum Floral-print wool and silk-blend scarf - Buy here

Burberry Prorsum Hand-Painted Leather Peep-Toe Ankle Boots - Buy here

Burberry Prorsum Blomsbury Satchel - Buy here
(Images Courtesy: Style.com, Vogue.com)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bangkok - the City of Angels

Bangkok is known as the 'City of Angels' as it's considered a great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces and home of gods incarnate.

We were quite unsure as to which hotel to stay in, as we wanted the best experience and different from the rest. We chose Lebua at State Tower. Undoubtedly, we had a wonderful experience. This five-star hotel offers luxury at its best. The golden dome of the building makes it distinctive from a distance.

Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok

The hotel offers suites with the best of facilities and we chose our's on the 57th floor (Tower Club) since we didn't want to miss out on the breathtaking view of the city from the balcony.


The hotel has restaurants that caters to your tastes and preferences for various occasions. The most amazing of them all is the roof-top Sirroco restaurant and the Sky bar (64th floor). The fine dining available at the restaurant is par excellence. The Sky bar is the same bar which was featured in the movie Hangover 2. This place cannot be explained in words. It's a must visit to experience the breathtaking panoramic view and is considered one of the best bars in the world.

Sky Bar at Lebua Tower Club

The Grand Palace and Wat Pho or Temple of the Reclining Buddha are must visit places in the city. Their architecture is grandiose and gives a clear picture of the beautiful culture of the people.

The Reclining Buddha



The Safari World is another amusing place to visit in Bangkok if you are traveling with children. Orang-utans, seals, dolphins, elephants, parakeets etc. have made a wonderful world of their own inside the park.

Orang-utan Show

Seals Show

The Elephant show

To enjoy a relaxed evening, we went on a dinner cruise which was organized by 'Grand Pearl'. It cruises along the Chao Phraya river which goes around the city taking you through various remarkable landmarks.

Wat Arun

So, now after all the sight-seeing you definitely would like to shop in Bangkok as the city has got numerous street markets and malls famous for fashion, antiques, and electronic products. To name a few, Chatuchak weekend market, Floating market, Pratunam are famous for street shopping. To explore a few malls, Siam Paragon, CentralWorld, MBK, Platinum fashion mall offer a good shopping experience.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

The most awaited fashion accessory: Apple Watch!

The much awaited Apple Watch was unveiled on 9th of this September by Tim Cook at the company headquarters in Cupertino, USA. Apple claims that "it’s the most personal product they’ve ever made, because it’s the first one designed to be worn". Three different collections for the watch have been made that suit different styles and meet preferences of everyone. Of these, the Apple Watch Sport will arrive in stores in early 2015 (Spring) and sell for $349. Wearable technology is gaining momentum in the fashion and luxury industry. Needless to say, these have to stand on par with aesthetic and design features. Apple Watch is considerably an aesthetically appealing wearable technology.

The Digital Crown acts as a multifunctional input device that lets you zoom, scroll and select. The watch tells the precise time and can automatically adjust to the local time when you travel. Apple Watch also presents time in a more meaningful, personal context by sending you notifications and alerts relevant to your every day schedule. Connecting with people has become more intimate, with ways to connect not offered by any other device. Apple Watch gives you a more complete picture of your all-day physical activity with its health activity apps. The watch has been designed in 2 different sizes, custom alloys and a full range of bands in metal, silicone and leather. You can message, call and mail from your wrist. You can even sketch, use it as a walkie-talkie, tap, use Apple Pay, Calendar, Maps, passbook, remote camera, listen to music etc.



Apple Watch




Apple Watch Sport




Apple Watch Edition



(Courtesy: Apple.com)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The CHANEL 2.55 - An investment worth it!

The Chanel 2.55 (Classic Flap Bag) is well-known for its iconic status in the fashion industry and has been a wardrobe staple for many fashionistas. Its a style statement, an investment, status symbol, and but of course a utility product. It's a noted fashion product spotted on the rich and famous. But, for many others it's like an investment. People save for months to fulfill their dream of owning this classic flap bag. It's one of those luxury products which can make your heart skip a beat. You just don't want to own it because it carries with it a status symbol. Instead, it has sentimental value attached with it. For me, I just admire the very fact that this bag was designed to overcome a major issue that women faced every day in 1920s. And now, this very bag is on the list of top luxury products to invest in. I admire its design and moreover I admire the feeling which comes from owning it.

Chanel 2.55 - Classic Flap Bag

Originally designed in 1929, the Chanel 2.55 is an updated version of the original design. The bag is named 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.

The bag's lining comes in burgundy color. There is a zippered compartment at the inside of the front flap. The backside has a back outside flap for storage of money/documents. The double-chain shoulder straps are attached by leather-threaded chain inserted though eyelets. The bag features a lock in the shape of a double CC logo. The bag has a quilted diamond or herringbone pattern on the exterior.



Several variations have been introduced which come in different colors, leather/fabric combinations, metal and interwoven leather straps and the lock, mademoiselle vs. interlocking CC.






(Images Courtesy: Chanel.com)

Variations of the bag have also been featured in the brand's past fashion shows:

Chanel Fall 2014 RTW

Chanel Spring 2014 RTW

Chanel Spring 2013 RTW

Chanel Spring 2010 RTW

(Images Courtesy: Style.com)

A collection of the brand's past campaign shots had also featured the iconic 2.55:


Many celebrities have been spotted with the iconic bag as well.




Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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