However fashionscandal.com always manages to get to you these hush-hush news!
On the 4th of July 2011 Fashionscandal.com posted that Couture Week 2011 is back on track with the Sponsor isuue being sorted out. FS also reported that the afternoon slot with 5 New Couturiers will be held too, which were to be cancelled in case sponsorship issue wasn’t shorted out.
The fashionscandal.com Post you can read here: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-yq
When I BROKE THE NEWS on fashionscandal.com that, ‘Couture Week is in Troubled Waters’ as the Title Sponsor – Pearls backed out from the Couture Week because of impending matters with the Enforcement Directorate, the aspiring new couturiers in the add-on afternoon slot cried MURDER. No I won’t blame all the five designers who were to showcase in the afternoon slot, but couple amongst them started weaving conspiracy theories. This is the biggest problem plaguing the Indian Fashion Fraternity. Everybody sees a conspiracy somewhere or the other. Instead of being positive and trying to work towards helping get a new sponsor, the couple of designers complained, - “It’s Not Fair.” Well dearies, falling out of a sponsor at the last minute wasn’t somebody’s doing. It was unforeseen.
Anyway the five new couturiers who were to be part of the Delhi Couture Week 2011 in a newly created afternoon slot have now reasons to be happy. I have learnt from highly reliable sources that the ‘Sponsor’ issue has been sorted out. It will take a couple of days to formalise it and hopefully by the 6th of July when the FDCI Board meets on the return of its President, Sunil Sethi from London, things would be crystal clear. So don’t worry, be happy. Thank your luck that there are still some hardworking people associated at the helm of affairs in FDCI who don’t give-up!Every other designer wants to be in the Couture Week. In fact some feel that if Delhi Couture Week maintains a slot of 10-14 designers, the upcoming ones will never get a chance. True but then have a bloody strong and competent Jury who will decide these 14 names judiciously, irrespective of clout, network and influence of free clothes. And yes, every designer who makes lehnga-cholis think they deserve a spot in Couture Week. Really?
P.S: Anyway now that the news is out, you will get the details in Newspaper Tabloids soon!
Folks don’t mind if we bask in the glory that fashionscandal was the first to break the news about no more wait-list for the coveted Birkin Bag on 27th of April 2010. Now it’s official: As per Huffington Post, “Hermes Australia Says Birkin Bag Waiting List Was A Hoax.”
It reports, “The Hermes Birkin Bag recently got rid of its wait list, but according to author and Huffington Post blogger Michael Tonello who talked to SheFinds, there was never a waiting list to begin with. A reporter from a U.K. magazine told Tonello that Hermes Australia said there never was a waiting list for the coveted purse. Tonello, who traveled the world buying up Birkins and selling them on Ebay, tells us, ‘The only thing Hermes was ever “waiting” for was for someone to drop a bunch of money on non-Birkin items, (like shoes, scarves and belts) and then they’d offer them a Birkin, almost like a reward. The woman suddenly feels like a VIP, and Hermes turns a very large sale by adding a $9,000 bag to it. Shameful, in my opinion’. Tonello says that he and his associates managed to get their hands on a bag after buying a bunch of things in the Hermes store.”