Hawala Kingpin Moin Qureshi Boasts He’s Untouchable

Hawala Kingpin Moin Qureshi Boasts He’s Untouchable

Meat Exporter Moin Qureshi is infamously an household name since Zee TV broke the story on Qureshi’s Hawala Racket. I was pretty surprised to hear that the ZEE Team that broke the story on Moin Qureshi’s nefarious activities were unaware of his whereabouts. Well on Thursday night Moin Qureshi was at Bunty Chawla’s daughter’s wedding […]

Is Sunny Leone Promoting An Illicit Business?

Is Sunny Leone Promoting An Illicit Business?

Pornstar cum Bollywood actress, Sunny Leone is the FACE of India’s first Adult product business – I‘M Besharam. The Online ‘Adult Lifestyle Webstore’ is owned by Salim Rajan and Raj Armani, both first generation Indian Americans. The head office is based in Tampa, FL with its warehouse in Atlanta, GA and satellite offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad […]

Subrata Roy Will Runaway To Macedonia Once Out on Bail

Subrata Roy Will Runaway To Macedonia Once Out on Bail

Are people at high-places too naive? Supreme Court is willing to give ‘Sahara Shri’ bail if he deposits Rs. 10,000 Crore. But is it prudent to let go off a man who defrauded 2.5Crore poor people of their life’s saving’s through his chit-fund scheme? Don’t the well-read judges know that Subrata Roy has literally bought off […]

Trends That Will Dominate Fashion’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collections

Trends That Will Dominate Fashion’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collections

Now that the Fall/Winter 2014 runway shows in New York, Milan, Paris and London are over, it is quiet obvious to narrow down on the trends that will dominate the fall/winter 2014 fashion. The year has witnessed new and old talents from around the globe, all presenting the latest that fashion has to offer, including 3D-printing, […]

Did Angelina Jolie Copy The Open Bow-Tie Look From SRK?

Did Angelina Jolie Copy The Open Bow-Tie Look From SRK?

I am not a big fan of Bollywood Star – Shahrukh Khan’s style statements. There’s is nothing much individualistic about Shahrukh’s look and more than often the suits and jackets he dons are more tacky than classy. I wasn’t appreciative of Shahrukh’s open bow-tie look in his superhero flick – Ra-One because for me certain […]

LV’s Capucines Croc Bag Beats Birkin To Be The Costliest Handbag

World’s Number One Luxury Conglomerate – LVMH has been trying for years now to takeover Hermes and bring it under LVMH umbrella, both through talks and hostile takeover bids but haven’t been successful. So Louis Vuitton went for the next best option. They adopted a new strategy aiming for an improved luxury positioning and launched several […]

Drugs Snuff Out Yet Another Talented Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman has died of an apparent drug overdose. The Academy Award-winning actor was found dead with a syringe and a bag of Heroin in his possession in his NYC apartment Sunday morning . He was 46. Police are still investigating the exact cause of death. Hoffman was known for his many brilliant performances in Capote, The Master, and many […]

Chanel & Dior Elevate Sneakers To Couture Status

In the last season at Paris Couture Week, Martin Margiela introduced Denim in Couture fashion and at the ongoing Paris Couture Week, Spring-Summer 2014 it is the humble Sneaker that has achieved the couture status, courtesy Chanel and Dior. Raf Simons showed sneaks at Dior on Monday and Karl Lagerfeld followed suit at Chanel Tuesday. The […]

A BRA To Curb Overeating

The times are really interesting. If Conde Nast Publications – the publishers of glossies like Vogue, GQ and Glamour are venturing into E-Commerce, Microsoft has developed a bra that can curb stress related overeating among women. Studies have shown people admitting to stress eating, which lead to obesity or trigger a dangerous stress-overeating-obesity-stress cycle. With […]

Kate Moss’ Pix In Playboy’s 60th Anniv. Issue Leaked

It was announced with great hype that Kate Moss would cover Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue. Yesterday Playboy released the Cover of the much awaited ‘Diamond Issue’.     But now, some photos from the 18-page spread has surfaced thanks to Mert Alas, one half of the photography duo Mert & Marcus, who shot Kate Moss for the magazine. Mert posted […]

Kapil Sibal & Jethmalani Had Stake in Tehelka

There is no need for politicians to politicise Tarun Tejpal’s attempt to rape his former woman employee. If Sushma Swaraj made noise in her Tweet about a Cabinet Minister’s involvement with Tehelka, it’s but obvious that she was mentioning about Kapil Sibal. But then Sushma Swaraj conveniently ignores the fact that a former BJP Member who […]

Resignation Letter of Tehelka Journalist Allegedly Raped By Tarun Tejpal

Here is the full text of the letter of resignation letter by the woman journalist, who had accused Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of rape, addressed to the magazine’s managing editor, Shoma Chaudhury. Along with the victim, three more staffers of Tehelka put in their resignation letter. In her resignation letter, the victim also accuses Shoma […]

A ‘Must-Read’ For Young & Talented Fashion Designers

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is launching an international contest for young designers with some of the industry’s biggest creative names — including Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo and Riccardo Tisci — choosing the winner. Brainchild of Bernard Arnault’sdaughter, Delphine Arnault, LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize comes with a grant […]

Tehelka’s Tejpal Takes A 6-Month Break Post Sexually Assaulting A Colleague

How convenient it is for Tarun Tejpal, the Editor-in-Chief cum Managing Editor of Tehelka to resign for six months after self-introspecting the lurid act of sexually assaulting his female colleague. I have never heard of time-bound resignation. What the hell is a resignation for 6-months??? Guess it is a smart move on Tarun Tejpal’s part to […]

Video of Gruesome ATM Attack In Bengaluru

This CCTV footage of a most heinous attack on Jyothi at Corporation Bank’s ATM sends a chill down your spine. You can see the entire incident here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UMh5lT2gc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Di_UMh5lT2gc At 7am on 19th November Jyothi walks into Corporation Bank’s ATM, which is 50 feet away from a police station. Jyothi incidentally works with Corporation Bank and […]

Victoria’s Secret Used Antonio Berardi Pieces in The Show

The Victoria’s Secret 2013 Collection was showcased at New York on November 13th but what is more amusing to know than the sexy stringy underwear was the fact that the lingerie brand used two ensembles from British designer -  Antonio Berardi’s collections. Nothing is confirmed or commented upon by Berardi or VS Team but the images definitely shows that […]

Will Genesis Luxury Partner With Sahara Group Post L-Capital’s Exit?

When posted as early as on the 4th of October, 2013 that L-Capital that has 40% stake in Genesis Luxury is planning to exit, the news was vehemently denied by Genesis Luxury. You can read the post here: http://fashionscandal.com//?p=15030 Now the story on L-Capital snapping ties with Genesis Luxury proves itself as news of Genesis […]

Manish Arora’s Debut Film – Holy Holi Won Awards @ Paris Film Festival

During the WIFW Spring-Summer 2014 Manish Arora and Bharat Sikka had a special screening of their movie – Holy Holi. The 5 minute film conceptualised by Manish Arora and directed by Bharat Sikka won ‘The Best Soundtrack’ and ‘The Best Emerging Talent’ at the 6th A Shaded View on Fashion Film  (ASVOFF 6) festival held at the […]

Naked Rowers Pose Nude To Fight Homophobia

The rowers of Great Britain’s University of Warwick are battling homophobia by getting naked. For their fifth consecutive year, the British rowing team has unveiled another nude calendar — featuring the young men in their au-naturale glory. The nude calendars, which began in 2009, were conceived as a way of fundraising to spread awareness against homophobia. […]

Splitsville Again – Pilot’s Co-Pilot Moves Out

Trouble on home front is probably the last thing a politician wants before forthcoming state elections and the general election. Unfortunately one of our brightest young Member of Parliament and a Minister in the government, Sachin Pilot is embroiled in a domestic tiff. And the worst bit about Sachin’s wifey Sara leaving him and packing […]

Mahatma Gandhi’s Style Evolution: Constructed To Draped

As we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti today, I just thought of posting Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s style evolution from dapper well-constructed three-piece suits to draped ‘half-dhotis’ and a khadi wrap. The Mahatma’s style evolution symptomised the evolution of an Attorney to a Mahatma! These rare photographs of Mahatma Gandhi takes you through the evolution I highlight above. […]

A Fashion Show On Yash Chopra’s Birth Anniversary

For the uninitiated, in July this year Yash Raj Films (YRF) and the Delhi based Karol Bagh Saree House (KBSH) inked a deal to launch India’s first Bollywood inspired fashion label - Diva’ni -’Where fashion romances Bollywood’. The label reflects the way Yash Chopra envisioned his heroines and brought out the DIVA  in every woman he worked […]

Is VOGUE Opting For Topless Covers To Sell More Copies?

The fashion glossy – Vogue has two of its editions – The Dutch and the French graced with topless models on the cover for the October 2013 issue.  Vogue Netherlands got on the act with a photo spread featuring model Ymre Stiekema, 21, dressed in 17th century garments and posing in ways meant to evoke portraits by the Dutch painter […]

World Laps-Up Twisted Image of Indian Women Courtesy A NRI’s Documentary

Lately World Press is lapping up the story of an NRI film-maker, Nisha Pahuja’s documentary - The World Before Her. The film shows contradictory realities confronting girls in India and is so myopic that it made The Guardian go with this headline: Women learning to kill or wear a bikini in India. You can see […]

New Sugar Daddy’s Sugar Crying Foul

I recently posted about a new Desi Sugar-Daddy – Raja Dhody and his wannabe playmate Rupika Chopra. Here is the link to that post: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-332ere Evidently the Punjabi Kudi – Rupika Chopra has gone aggro and denying any truth about my post. But then at only hard truths are published and all stories are posted only […]

Prabal Gurung’s ‘Plastic Babes’ Dazzled @ NYFW Spring-Summer 2014

Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung who is now well entrenched in the American Fashion Industry showcased his spring-summer 2014 collection on Day 3 at New York Fashion Week. I saw the show online and was impressed by the show presentation. Models entered all at once and stood in line on the white tile platform, surrounded by a […]

Vikram Chatwal Gets Engaged To Spanish Supermodel

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal got engaged to the Spanish Supermodel - Esther Cañadas on Tuesday afternoon at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Chatwal proposed the model with a 8.5 Carat rock. Both – Vikram Chatwal and Esther Cañadas had been married earlier. Chatwal got married to Priya Sachdev in 2006 while for Esther if this engagement matures to a […]

Prince Rahim Aga Khan & Model Kendra Spears Tied-the-Knot in Manav Gangwani creations

American supermodel Kendra Spears became a princess yesterday after marrying the eldest son – Prince Rahim Aga Khan – of billionaire racehorse owner, His Highness Aga Khan IV. The Seattle-born beauty, 25, wore a stunning ivory Manav Gangwani sari with gold embroidery to marry Prince Rahim Aga Khan, 41, in a traditional Muslim ceremony. After the engagement in […]

Ageless Supermodels

Interview unveiled its latest Model Issue this weekend that has seven ageless iconic supermodels shot by Mert and Marcus. The black and white images of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, and Daria Werbowy are simple with minimal makeup. The Model Issue of Interview has Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour and Daria […]

Trust Hermès To Come Out With A $13,000 Basketball

When it comes to creating uber expensive products, nobody can beat Hermès. To celebrate the reopening of its 12,000-square-foot Beverly Hills boutique on September 4th Hermès has created two bright blue basketballs, each priced at $ 12,900. The regular Spalding one costs $ 169.95. Hermès, which has turned out footballs and soccer balls in the past, opted for […]

My Take on The just concluded India Bridal Fashion Week 2013

Money can buy you big designers, movie stars to walk the ramp, overwhelming ‘paid editorial’ but money surely can’t buy you honest reportage and most importantly – finesse! The debut India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 in Delhi ended on Sunday and the only high-point about this six-day affair were two outstanding collections presented by Rohit […]

Priyanka Chopra Sizzles In A Swimsuit in ‘Exotic’. See the COMPLETE Video Here!

Priyanka Chopra sure knows how to lure in people. In her recently released Single – Exotic, Piggy Chops dons a flesh toned swimsuit to grab the eyeballs. Chopra has been getting overwhelming response for Exotic from her fans and music buffs across the world. The Single is No. 1 on iTunes India. In Exotic PC […]

Monisha Jaising In Couture Week; Manish Malhotra Gets The Finale Show

The forthcoming PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 that is scheduled from 31st July till 4th August at the Taj Palace Hotel has sealed the tenth and final couturier. She is Monisha Jaising who enamours Indian fashionistas with her lovely gowns and cocktail numbers.   PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 will see Anamika Khanna doing an off-site […]

Only MARGIELA Can Get Away With Jeans on The COUTURE Runway

Martin Margiela showcased his Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2013 collection on his signature ‘Masked’ models and once again the look was typically dichotomous – romantic yet dark! Beaded and crystal encrusted masks that looked like a bouquet of flowers were definitely romantic and was in line with Margiela’s floral line-up. He paired cuffed-up jeans with knee-high […]

Tony Fernandez Used ‘Sports’ To Get Close to LN Mittal and Ratan Tata

Got to give it to AirAsia’s Tony Fernandez for his farsightedness and shrewd business acumen. Fernandez had planned ahead to use Lakshmi Mittal in expanding his Tune Group empire into India. To get close to Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, Tony bought over Queens Park Rangers (QPR) F. C. football team. Mittal owned 34 percent stake in QPR […]

John Galliano’s 1st TV Interview since he was Ousted from DIOR

If you thought John Galliano’s interview in Vanity Fair was explosive, you better see his TV Interview with Charlie Rose that he did on Wednesday Night. The hour long interview is a tell-all sort of interview where Galliano literally confesses about his ‘inner demons’. Dressed in a Navy Blazer and slicked-back hair, Galliano opened up to […]

Jiah Khan’s Six-Page Suicide Note Revealed

Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Khan has made an alleged suicide note public, in which, Jiah has named Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj and blamed their troubled-romance for all her depression and personal woes. Meanwhile Mumbai Police has arrested Suraj Pancholi for abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide. Rabiya Khan in an open letter stated: “Some sections of the […]

Sabeer Bhatia ‘Single’ Yet Again

Silicon Valley entrepreneur – Sabeer Bhatia who married Tanya Sharma in an extravagant 3-day affair in Malaysia filed for a divorce in January 2013 at the Superior Court of San Francisco. The cause cited was ‘irreconcilable differences’. Anyway the divorce petition has been formalised now but details about how much Bhatia paid Tanya Sharma for an […]


Cinema Against AIDS, held each year since 1993 during the Cannes Film Festival, is a world-renowned charitable fundraiser and arguably the most coveted ticket of the film festival. The 2013 event will feature “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show,” curated by Carine Roitfeld as a tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was also the co-founder of […]

PARSONS Mumbai Announces ‘HERE’ Their Admission Program

Well takes the pride in breaking the news that Parsons is opening an associate school in Mumbai. It was in mid November 2012 when fashionscandal broke the news: PARSONS To Open A Campus In MUMBAI November 16 2012 http://wp.me/p1C8a1-1bL Followed it with another breaking news: PARSONS Is Finally Here, In MUMBAI February 07 2013 […]

PZ’s Belly-Bulge & Shraddha Kapoor’s Knicker-Flash

Latest Bollywood entrant and star-daughter, Shraddha Kapoor recently had a fashion faux-pas moment. At a function, Shraddha wore a black sequined short dress and flesh-toned knickers. Couldn’t really understand the colour choice for the underwear. Wouldn’t black been the apt colour??? Anyway wearing contrast colour panty was a hidden fashion blunder on Shraddha Kapoor’s part but […]

Shootout @ Wadala Has A Star, A Pornstar & A Sidey Star To Woo The Crowd

Today the much-awaited Shootout At Wadala releases. Sanjay Gupta, the director and Ekta Kapoor, the producer has ensured everything to make this movie a Box Office grosser. Besides a bevy of stars including John Abraham playing the lead, there is Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy and Tushaar Kapoor, the makers have roped […]

Has Vedanta Entered The Media Business?

As per highly placed sources, Anil Agarwal of Vedanta has picked up majority stake in a cash-strapped media house. The billionaire NRI hasn’t been deterred by the Supreme Court’s decision on leaving the onus on the natives and tribals on handling their land to industry, which affected Agarwal’s ambitious Odisha project. Anil Agarwal has been on […]

Ritu Kumar Received PADMA Award from The President

Designer Ritu Kumar. the first ever Indian apparel designer was conferred the PADMA AWARD by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee last night in a glittering function at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Actor Rajesh Khanna was given the PADMA BHUSAN Award posthumously, which was received by Dimple Kapadia while the proud daughters Twinkle and Rinkie Khanna applauded […]

Margaret Thatcher Was A Fashion Icon

With her ‘power dressing’ suits, pussybow blouses, pearls and solid handbags, the late former Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher’s  signature style was inimitable. In fact Britain’s Iron Lady was the first British Prime Minister to have given impetus to British Fashion. In an interview, Thatcher said, “It was time the government ought to show their tremendous […]

Film Star To Be Indicted Today As Supreme Court Pronounce Verdict on 1993 Bomb Blast Case

The fate of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who is facing six-year jail term for possessing illegal arm, as well as 100 people, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, would be determined by Supreme Court today – 21st March 2013. A Bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan will pass its verdict […]

Discovered @ WIFW F/W2013 A Supermodel In Making

A new model from Bangalore – Archana Akil Kumar -discovered by photographer Rohit Chawla is making her debut on the ramp at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) fall-winter 2013. Her face, her body, her complexion and most importantly her attitude towards work has caught our attention instantaneously. She reminds us of Laxmi Menon who […]

Steven Spielberg in Conversation with Amitabh Bachchan

Legendary film-maker – Steven Spielberg is visiting India on Anil Ambani’s invitation. Ambani and Spielberg’s relationship is now a couple of years old since his company, Reliance Entertainment invested in Spielberg’s company, Dreamworks. Ambanis have been regulars at the Oscars now. They were seen with Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Fields of Lincoln, which Reliance Entertainment […]

‘Woman of Courage’ Awarded to Nirbhaya by Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama, bowed her head in a moment of silence, as Nirbhaya, the courageous 23-year-old victim of a brutal gang rape on a moving bus in Delhi was posthumously honored with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award at the State Department in Washington. At the State Department presentation ceremony on […]

Let Me Blow My Own Trumpet :)

Folks bear with me for blowing my own trumpet! Yesterday The Huffington Post carried an article on Elizabeth Taylor’s style evolution in Huff Post Style section: Elizabeth Taylor Style Evolution: From Gorgeous Child Actress To Silver Screen Legend.  Here is the link to the article:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/elizabeth-taylor-style-evolution_n_2769447.html What I am thrilled about is that Huff Post has […]

Chitrangada Singh Ends Her Marriage

Sexy and sultry actress – Chitrangada Singh has finally ended her marriage with ace golfer Jyoti Randhawa. Their’s was never a smooth-sailing marital life. After making her film debut – Hazaaron Khwaise Aisi, Chitrangada was literally forced to go into a long hibernation as hubby Jyoti didn’t like her being linked with other men, especially […]

Versace Sign-Up With Infinite Luxury

Versace entered India with a franchise agreement with Sehgal Brothers. But the marriage did not last long and in November 2012 Versace terminated its contract with Sehgal Brothers. The arrangement soured because Sehgals couldn’t live-up to the terms of their agreement with Versace. In fact the finances of Sehgal brothers were so mismanaged that they […]

Kate Middleton In Bikini Showing Baby Bump

It’s been nearly three months since Kate Middleton’s pregnancy was announced, but the Duchess refuses to show more than a couple of pounds of baby bump. Kate and Prince William are in Mustique with the Middleton family, where they’re enjoying sun and sand before returning to London—and to their royal duties. She and Wills went all out, […]

Christian Wijnants Wins International Woolmark Prize

Christian Wijnants from Europe is the winner of the International Woolmark Prize, it was announced at an event here during London Fashion Week. Wijnants receives $105,000, and his winning collection will be carried next fall in top retailers around the world, including Bergdorf Goodman in the U.S., Harvey Nichols in the U.K., 10 Corso Como in […]

A Sneak-Peek @ Prada’s Collection for The Great Gatsby

Prada released four sketches from Miuccia Prada’s collection of over 40 dresses for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. True to Luhrmann and Prada form, the dresses aren’t an obvious rehash of twenties style, but rather an idiosyncratic take on the period. Dreamt up in collaboration with Luhrmann’s wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, […]

Valentine’s Day, Mommies & A Show Stopper!

Happy Valentine’s Day folks! Well this year I am pleasantly amazed by the enthusiasm with, which Mommies and Auntie jis are celebrating Valentine’s Day. V-Day celebrations took off yesterday with lunches and cocktail soiree galore and believe you me, the Mommies and Aunties have left the teeny-boppers miles behind in celebrating Valentine’s Day. Today designer […]

Real Zohal Hamid Who Accused IPL Player of Molestation

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 had its fair share of controversies but the biggest one was that of an Afghani-American woman-Zohal Hamid accusing Royal Challenger player  Luke Pomersbach of molesting her in front of her fiance – Sahil Peerzada at the Maurya Sheraton hotel. Siddharth Mallya mocked the lady’s claim on Tweeter. Eventually Zohal dropped […]

PARSONS Is Finally Here, In MUMBAI

In November 2012 broke the news of Parsons opening an Associate Campus in India in Mumbai. Here is the link of that post: PARSONS To Open A Campus In MUMBAI: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-1bL The Associate Campus of world’s number one Fashion School – Parsons is called the Indian School of Design & Innovation (ISDI), Parsons Mumbai. The […]

Galliano Wins Round-1 of Litigations Against Dior

John Galliano appeared victorious in an early round of litigation against his former employer, Christian Dior. In the hearing, it was revealed that the designer made $7.7 million annually as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture and his own label. John Galliano, the disgraced designer who was fired from Christian Dior after anti-semetic rants in […]

What’s With Tollywood & It’s Obsession With Belly-Buttons?

Tollywood – the film industry down south has some quaint characteristics. Specially when it comes to the leading ladies of Tollywood films, it is no hidden factor that ‘big is beautiful’. Voluptuous, busty and curvacious heroines still make it big in Tamil, Telegu and Malyalam movies. Earlier I wrote about Tollywood and their fetish with […]

The Fine Line Between Porn & Fashion Is Blurring

Well Indian Fashion Magazines are not part of this debate wether the fine line between pornography and fashion are blurring. Desi Rag-Mags are towing the safe line. But same isn’t about the international fashion magazines. The January 2013 issue of ‘Love’ magazine that is published out of United Kingdom features Kate Moss on their cover […]

CHANEL S/S 2013 Couture Was About Gothic Look, Column Dresses & Gay Brides

Fashion and Politics gel well. Since French president Francois Hollande is expected to propose a same-sex marriage bill this Friday, Karl Lagerfeld thought it to be apt to show his support for gay marriage.  Karl Lagerfeld sent not one – but two — brides down the runway for the finale of his spring 2013 Chanel Haute […]

DISGUSTING! This Is How Godman Imparts ‘Diksha’

Self-proclaimed Godman - Aasaram Bapu has been accused of rape by a minor (15-year-old) girl. The victim reported that she was being raped by Aasaram Bapu while her parents were sitting in the other room. Disgusting! Aasaram Bapu, the self-styled Godman sermonised the nation on how the gangrape victim – Nirbhaya would had avoided it […]

Wardrobe Malfunctions @ Golden Globe Awards 2013

It seems no awards night is complete without the requisite wardrobe malfunctions these days and 2013 Golden Globes were no exception with the likes of  Nicole Kidman and Julianne Hough going through the embarrassing moments and the likes of Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria all coming within a hair’s breadth of disaster. Nicole Kidman was […]

The Term – ‘Fashion Week’ Has Become A Joke

India being probably having one of the youngest fashion industry has almost fifty plus ‘fashion weeks’ while France having the world’s oldest and the biggest fashion industry has probably just three ‘fashion weeks’ – Haute Couture, Women’s Ready-to-Wear and Menswear. Add to that couple of trade shows like the Pret-a-Porter and Tranoi. Here in India, […]

Did Venezuela Find Vittorio Missoni’s Body?

Officials in Venezuela have reportedly found a floating corpse that has been linked to the missing airplane carrying fashion heir Vittorio Missoni, his companion and two other Italians, although officials later said that the body is of a long-missing fisherman in “advanced stages of decomposition.” The Venezuelan newspaper El Universal is reporting that a body was found floating […]

How Was Wang’s Debut Collection For Balenciaga?

All eyes were on Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Reasons were obvious as everyone wanted to see how the new appointee – Alexander Wang fared after the departure of the maverick Nicholas Ghesquière. Well it seems that Alexander Wang and the studio team played it safe buy revisiting the archives of the label’s creator – Cristobal Balenciaga. […]

Armani Bags Another Project After Lodha’s World Tower

Armani is enjoying the fruits of India’s booming real estate business. Last year Armani bagged their first project in Mumbai, The World Towers, developed by the Lodha Group, which is currently under construction. Now Giorgio Armani SpA has signed a new collaboration with Indian real estate company Supertech for the development of a 100 unit ARMANI TOWER in […]

Year-End ‘Scandalous’ List – Bag-Hags Who Flaunt Fake Birkins

The coveted Birkin has become the Black Label Scotch in India. Just like India sells and consume more Black-Label than it’s produced in Scotland, the number of Bag-Hags flaunting their Birkin are more than the bags sold by Hermes. You wondering how can that happen? Well darling it’s the ‘fakes’ that are floating around and […]

Sibling Designer-Duo Emulate Anjalee-Arjun Kapoor’s Business Model

Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor today have established a fashion business empire. They may have flagship stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai but they never earned the respect of the design fraternity. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has rejected their membership application. Why??? Well Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor’s reputation of copying designs of other […]

Maison Martin Margiela Is Now Officially Haute Couture

Maison Martin Margiela can now, in good faith, call their couture lines haute couture. Two labels – Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille have been awarded the official haute couture appellation by French fashion’s governing body, the Chambre Syndicale. Despite having shown collections alongside the likes of Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier during couture fashion […]

Passis Are Hosting A Bash For Roberto Cavalli Tonite

The ‘King of Zebra Prints’ – Roberto Cavalli has arrived in Delhi with his entourage that consists of his girlfriend, daughter Cristiana and the top management of Cavalli. He was received by the his partners in India – the Infinite Luxury Group’s Sahiba Narang and Manav Gangwani in style. A custom-styled limousine drove Cavalli to […]

Balenciaga Appoints Alexander Wang As The New Creative Director

On 15th of November 2012 posted about Nicolas Ghesquière’s exit from Balenciaga after 15-years being with the label. We also predicted Alexander Wang to takeover the coveted post at Balenciaga. Here you can read the earlier post: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-1bC Yesterday PPR, the luxury conglomerate that owns the brand Balenciaga and its CEO, Isabelle Guichot officially confirmed the […]

Deepak Chopra & Rachel Roy Collaborates For A CAUSE

Holiday Season is a great time in the US for all kind of retailers, especially the fashion retailers. So encashing upon the opportune season, designer of Indian origin – Rachel Roy and spiritual guru of Indian origin – Deepak Chopra have collaborated on a line of Eastern-inspired, handcrafted jewelry and T-shirts that meld Rachel’s fashion […]

First Look at the 2013 Pirelli Calendar

Pirelli Calendar is undoubtedly the world’s most coveted calendar. Last night the 2013 edition of the Pirelli Calendar was unveiled in Brazil, the country where the year’s commissioned photographer – Steve McCurry shot most of the frames. The 2013 Pirelli Calendar is a major departure from the earlier calendars as their isn’t a single nude […]

Ermenegildo Zegna’s Project – ZegnArt – Kicks off In Mumbai

I haven’t really understood why the luxury labels take to ‘art’ to earn goodwill. Last year Louis Vuitton brought in the famous artist of Indian origin – Anish Kapoor to Mumbai and Delhi. Anish’s art is eclectic but is still enjoyed by people who don’t really understand art in its esoteric terms. This week Italian luxury […]

BAL THACKERAY- Deciphered By Pritish Nandy In The Illustrated Weekly

I don’t know what to say about Bal Keshav Thackeray. On his death the way electronic media devoted all the air-time on the ‘Tiger of Maharashtra’, made me read about the ‘Sarkar of Mumbai’ and undeniably the interview of Balasaheb by Pritish Nandy done in 1985 for The Illustrated Weekly was most insightful. I saw […]

What Next After Nicolas Ghesquiere Departs Balenciaga?

After spending 15-years at Balenciaga,  Nicolas Ghesquiere’s abrupt decision to leave the eponymous fashion label that he had resurrected has raised a flurry of questions in the fashion circuit.  Ghesquiere who joined Balenciaga in 1997 when he was just 23 years old brought back the architectural designs that Balenciaga was always known for. Not only that, […]

Amritrajs’ Big-Fat Wedding In Colombo

Not many would know that former tennis star, Vijay Amritraj is married to a former Miss Sri Lanka – Shyamala. Last weekend Arjun Aloysius (whose Aunt is Shyamala Amritraj) tied the knot with  Anjalie Mahendran, daughter of Arjuna Mahendran, Investment strategist at Credit Suisse and socialite mother Nadine Mahendran in Colombo. The groom – Arjun carries the […]

Gurleen Quits CARMA To Run Manish Malhotra’s Flagship Store

CARMA and Indian Fashion has a karmic connection. A centuries old royal stable opposite the Qutub Minar was converted by Lekha Poddar as India’s first fashion boutique – CARMA. Lekha’s daughter-in-law Malvika Modi Poddar better known as Dimple Poddar was the proud owner of India’s first high-fashion boutique and running the operations was Gurleen Kaur, […]

More Splitsville Just Before The Herald of The Wedding Season

The year’s wedding season is knocking around the corner with some big-ticket weddings – like the Bebo-Saif – in queue. But before we talk about bonds being solemnised under holy matrimony, there are news of holy marriages gone sour. Ramona Narang Rodella is back to Ramona Narang after her split with her third husband – […]

Gaultier’s Ode To 80s Pop-Icons @ Paris Fashion Week S/S 2013

Theatricality is a Gaultier specialty. And it wouldn’t have been an ’80s pop-themed Paris fashion week show without the lights and props and dancing troupe to go with it. The Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 show was an homage to all the greats from the 80s (and some 70s, too)–like Madonna, Boy George, and Michael Jackson. […]

Who is Bilawal Bhutto Smooching? Hina Rabbani???

Hina Rabbani Khar’s torrid affair with Bilawal Bhutto has rocked Pakistan for sure though both Rabbani and Bilawal denied the reports. The reported love affair came to light when Bilawal and Khar were caught in compromising position at Zardari’s official residence. Here are some pictures of the ‘so-called’ Bilawal and Rabbani’s ‘compromising position’. Bilawal Bhutto […]

Crouching Tigers & Leopard Prints @ Manish Arora’s S/S2013 Show in Paris

Manish Arora went brazenly ‘Indian’ with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection on the opening day of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013. The collection had mostly Indian silhouettes – like the churidaar-kurtas, Kutch jackets and sherwani style jackets - tweeked to appeal to the western audience. Manish predominantly used season’s favourite pastels and metallics, the kaleidoscopic prints in which […]

US Media Finds Aishwarya Rai Gorgeous

Aishwarya Rai and Erin Heatherton lend their voices at the United Nations 2012 Every Woman Every Child Dinner held at The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday (September 25) in New York City. The 38-year-old Bollywood actress and Erin, 23, were joined by Smash actress Debra Messing and Shaquille O’Neal at the charity event. Aishwarya was recently […]

Tanisha Mohan Is The BRAND AMBASSADRESS For Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor

Hush-hush murmurs grew into a catty cacophony when it was established that it is indeed Tanisha Mohan aka Tashu who is the uncrowned Brand Ambassadress for the coveted couture house – Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor. The fashionistas were clawing and pawing for this coveted status while Tashu silently flew down to Mumbai to be at […]


Hope you guys won’t mind if I blow my own trumpet for a change. Some might find it pompous but let me take this liberty for once. After posted the story on “Should Designers Comprise The Jury That Selects Designers?’” (You can read it here: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-16e) a fierce debate took off that led many designers to […]

Fiama Di Wills Show Goes To Ranna Gill for WIFW S/S 2013

Designer Ranna Gill who is showing at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 after a hiatus of couple of season has grabbed the Sponsored slot – the Fiama Di Wills Show. Ritu Kumar is the Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale designer. As per FDCI, both the selections have been made by Wills Lifestyle independently. […]

Now AMR Joins Hands With Vijay Singh for An Alternative Couture Week in Delhi

There seems to be no end to fashion politics and no dearth of designers falling prey to people attempting at fracturing the fashion fraternity. Remember Vijay Singh – the man who had formed FDPC and had ambitious plans to disintegrate FDCI – is still at his games. Not satisfied with the lack-lustre Sahara India Bridal […]

L Capital’s LVMH-Like Model For India is Still Unclear

The Private Equity (PE) arm of  Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton – L Capital with Ravi Thakran at the helm of affairs gave a lot of hope to the Indian Fashion Fraternity to see ‘corporatisation’ of Indian Fashion Industry. Ravi Thakran being an Indian led the Desi fash-frat to unjustifiably believe that L Capital […]

Prabal Gurung’s Bash in New York @ The Launch of His Label – ICB

Prabal Gurung launched his new label – Prabal Gurung x ICB at Barneys, New York on Wednesday night and had his muses and fashionistas rock the party. Gurung tied up with ‘Onward Kashiyama’ last year to launch ICB.  Japanese brand ICB, which stands for International Concept Brand, is owned by established Japanese manufacturing company Onward […]

Curtains Come Down on Couture Week 2012 With Manav & Sabyasachi’s Shows

Rest In Peace Prabuddha Dasgupta. The ace photographer passed away last evening after enthralling us with his beautiful photographs, be it on fashion or Ladakh. Dasgupta died of a massive heart-attack while he was traveling in a cab. He was only 51. God bless his soul. Both the designers – Manav Gangwani and Sabysachi Mukherjee requested all […]

Day 3 @ DCW 2012: Anju Modi’s Ode To Bengal & Manish Arora’s Global Flavour

It was a satisfying day – the Day 3 at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012. Anju Modi’s Indian Couture and Manish Arora’s Global Couture were exhilarating. Thanks to Manish, we got a much-needed break from saree, shararas and lehengas. I strongly suggest my colleagues and peers to discard ‘press release’ so that one has an […]

Day 2 @ DCW 2012 – Fantabulous Anamika & Beautiful Ashima-Leena

Nothing like sipping bubbly and watching some great creations on the ramp. Well that exactly was what we were treated to on the 2nd Day at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 at Anamika Khanna and Gaurav Gupta’s ‘off-site’ show at Evoluzione at The Kila in Mehrauli. Anamika Khanna’s couture collection was simply fabulous. The intricate […]

Priya Sachdev & Sunjay Kapur Are A Couple & Indulging in PDA Too

Well the whole town knew that Priya Sachdev (Priya and Vikram Chatwal are officially divorced now) is dating the much-married Sunjay Kapur (better known as Karisma Kapoor’s hubby) but they denied and often came out with statements in the Press that all is hunky-dory between Sunjay and Karisma. The much-in-love couple – Priya and Sunjay […]

Watch The Video of Mallika Sherawat & Antonio Banderas Dancing

Here is the video link of Antonio Banderas dancing with Mallika Sherawat at Cannes. The dance looks quiet harmless to me until Mallika who started off doing a typical Bollywood ‘Cabaret’ number turned around and pushed her butt close to Banderas‘ crotch for a raunchy Bum Grind. Poor guy…he didn’t make the first move… Here […]

Charlize Theron Sex-Up W Magazine’s Fashion Spread

Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are featured in the August 2012 issue of W Magazine. I have not seen such an erotic S&M fashion shoot earlier in a rag-mag. Photographer Mario Sorrenti photographed Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender in an editorial called Smash of the Titans. Shot in striking, dark colors in the summer issue, Theron and […]

Some Rare Snapshots of Rajesh Khanna. RIP Babumoshai!

You have experienced a media blitzkrieg after the passing away of Bollywood’s first superstar – Rajesh Khanna. All the TV Channels went 24X7 on the ‘Phenomenon’ called Rajesh Khanna. I don’t have anything extra to say than what has already been said but share with you some rare images from Babumoshai (‘Gentleman’ in Bengali)! My […]

Sherlyn Chopra – 1st Ever Desi Playmate Totally UNCENSORED

YOU BETTER BE 18-YEARS-OLD & ABOVE TO BE HERE! Item Number Sherlyn Chopra becoming the first ever Indian to grace the cover of Playboy is probably stale news by now. You may have seen some pixalated or blackened-out pictures of Sherlyn strutting around naked with the crew of Playboy. But at it is always […]

Prestigious ‘Off-Site’ Show During Couture Week 2012

Over the years ‘Off-Site’ shows during Delhi Couture Week and the bi-annual Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week has assumed great importance as they are taken to be as ‘premium’ shows. Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal and Rajesh Pratap Singh have had the honour of doing ‘off-site’ shows earlier. The idea behind ‘off-site’ shows are primarily to […]

Zahia Dehar’s Couture Lingerie Line Is ‘Boobilicious’

I am pretty sure the Chambre Syndicale doesn’t recognize Zahia Dehar, but that hasn’t prevented her from staging her second “couture” lingerie runway show in Paris. Dehar, you’ll recall, is a former underage prostitute who made headlines for sleeping with a bunch of French footballers for payment. The French love her, as does Karl Lagerfeld, […]

‘Million Flowers’ @ DIOR Couture By Raf Simons

Anna Wintour said to Grace Coddington: “Isn’t this amazing? A million flowers…” at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013 show. This was Raf Simons debut collection for Dior Couture yesterday at Paris and the setting had walls completely covered with flowers -  blue orchids, white mimosas, roses and more. The show was well attended […]

Turbanators Dominate Gaultier’s S/S 2013 Menswear Collection

Most of us know of Jean Paul Gaultier’s love for India. His collections over the times have seen inspiration drawn from India. Last evening when Gaultier showcased his Spring-Summer 2013 Menswear Collection in Paris, Turban wearing models walked out one-after-another, looking very much the Sikh young man. This summer the JPG man is not just […]

REVISITING OLD POST: “So K Jo’s Toy-Boy is the ‘Student of The Year’.”

When I posted way back in mid-November 2010 about Karan Johar’s latest toy-boy, Delhi model turned film aspirant Siddharth Malhotra, there was a lot of hue and cry from K Jo’s camp and friends. In fact a TV Channel quoted Johar in December 2010, “I am not making any movie with newcomers any time soon. […]