Stories about fashion

What’s so special about Blake Lively?

I was flipping through an issue of Vogue-I think it was the September issue-while getting my hair done, when I came across an editorial on Blake Lively in Paris. Her trip consisted of a private tour of Coco’s apartment, macaroons which were even better than those from Hermé or Ladurée (I have to look up the names of these caterers), Vespa rides with Louboutin, dinners at the Ritz with Lagerfeld and Galliano. And as if that wasn’t enough, she was shown a sneak preview of a pair of red-soled heels, by Louboutin himself, which she gushed over, resulting in him carving ...

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The Burberry that stole my heart

Walking in the streets of London a month and a half ago, Q and I decided to eat at Wagamama’s. After devouring the chicken katsu, I miraculously managed to convince him to take the side street with me and head to Oxford instead of back home, like he had hoped. It was while we were walking past Selfridges that I fell in love! I stopped dead in my tracks, much to Q’s puzzlement. “Handbag…dangling from her arm, cell phone…in her hand, sunglasses…on her head”, he quickly did a mental check. “What, now?” “Have you left the keys at Wagamama’s?” When he got no ...

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Dreams of grandeur for Pakistan’s elite

There are several armies in Pakistan. First are the regular Faujis. They’re a dependable lot; one can generally rely on them to own a vast amount of land, produce decent quality corn flakes and stage a military coup every decade or so. Then there is the army of God. This is a versatile lot – they function as terrorists, loony ideologues, charitable organisations and scapegoats and fodder for dozens of conspiracy theories. Lastly, there is the great army of liberal Pakistanis who represent enlightened moderation. Oh wait, just kidding. Let me rephrase that: lastly, there is a minuscule group of elite Pakistanis ...

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Aisha: Beauty without brains

My sole purpose of watching Aisha, was to see how Sonam Kapoor who claims to be an avid Jane Austen reader would recreate her master piece ‘Emma’ on the silver screen. Alas! Aisha was no ‘Emma.’ Although it was an adaptation of the book, the film could very well be touted as a desi Sex and the City. Aisha Kapoor (Sonam Kapoor) is the archetypal uptown girl from super rich Delhi. She’s smart,  sassy and devotes her time to animal rights, art exhibitions, polo matches and shopping sprees along with her newly found obsession – matchmaking. The film takes us on ...

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Clothing and accessories that men hate on women

Women are known to be more conscious of their bodies, and ongoing trends, trying to keep up with the latest ones and claiming to own the ‘first of its kind’ pieces. Where women try their best to look good with the styles in vogue, men have a completely different point of view regarding fashion. Asking around, it seems a lot of men (to remain anonymous) highly dislike some of the most popular female fashion trends in the country: 1. The ‘Patiala’ Shalwaar: Inspired by the Baloch style of dressing, this shalwaar requires more than three yards of fabric to be stitched. It ...

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