Fashion Week Days 4 and 5 – Sone ki Chidiya

Since both Vikram Phadnis and Sabyasachi Mukherjee decided to do what one of my dear colleagues called “Sindhi Bukake”, I decided to lump them together and see how they fared.

But before I begin, let us all collectively agree that this look below – Sabyasachi’s interpretation of a Royal family’s day look – is simply fabulous. I can totally imagine Ayesha and I walking down the streets of Bombay dressed like this, rescuing kittens and beating up eve-teasers and suchlike. I mean look at these ladies…  if they’d dressed Catelyn Stark like this, what happened at the end of Season 3 would’ve never happened.

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And now, we shall indulge in an epic exercise of gold v/s gold. It’s exactly like Spy v/s Spy… only shinier.

 

The first one is clearly made of scrap metal leftover from constructing C3PO, the second one is what happens to you when you use Shahnaz Hussain’s Gold Facial too much and it starts crusting over to become your skin.

Karishma Kapoor looks like she is wearing the most expensive raincoat ever, and these other guys look… well they actually look kinda okay. Like if I ever entered Palace on Wheels, I’d expect them to be on hand to greet me.

SPECIAL MENTION:

Even though Vikram Phadnis has taken the whole gold thing too literally, this is the one item in his collection I wouldn’t mind owning…

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… you know. If I were Taylor Swift.

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Fire Your Fashion Week – Day 2 Part 2

I had the pleasure of watching Anita Dongre’s show for myself, and let me tell you, watching Sona Mohapatra belt it out as skinny chicks walk up and down in bridal clothing that is made of cloth and my wet dreams is the most fun you can have as a broke celeb blogger. Anita Dongre’s  Jaipur Bride collection is STUNNING and if you’re a rich chick marrying a rich bloke anytime soon, then I’d look no further. Inspired by Rajasthan, it uses a combination of neon colours and what could be geometric minakari work to create a unique bridalwear collection, something that will stand out in the crowd.

Here’s a taste:

Anita Dongre's Jaipur Bride

Anita Dongre’s Jaipur Bride

Now, let’s move on to what the celebs were wearing at the show:

Love what the boys a doing, with their peekaboo neons and sheer shirts. Like Gul Panag’s saree very much, even though the halter-esque blouse takes away from the gold border. Sangeeta Bijlani lookshaughty enough to matter, but Anita Dongre, what is this? Are you secretly my mom? You’ve just created a stellar collection, use some of that magic on yourself.

Urmila Matondkar

And then there was this… For an actress who has accomplished so much, Urmila seems to WANT to fade into obscurity. Either that, or we Maharashtrians just can’t help picking out clothes that are completely wrong for our body types. Either way, what is this dress made of brocade curtains and designed to make her tatas have a definite southward edge? And those shoes? My god. I never thought I’d live to see the day that they’d make wedge heels from aluminium foil.

Fire Your Fashion Week – Day 1

We love Fashion Week at Fire Your Stylist. It’s always fun to check out clothing that ranges from you can’t afford this to you can only wear this on a tranny cruise in outer space on models you will never look like with bodies that make you weep in a corner while snorting maida.

So you know, Fashion Week, yay!

Anyhoo, for the sake of Mr. Fuck, we will be reviewing each outfit on two parameters:

Wearability – Ranked on a scale of MY EYES to 5

Aestheticism – Ranked on a scale of 1 to Won’t touch it with a bean pole, but won’t it look great in a glass case at Hard Rock?

Opening the Winter Festive 2013 on Thursday night was Bollywood’s darling, Manish Malhotra. Let’s dig into a few of the many outfits he had to offer, shall we?

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Malhotra’s collection was gorgeous in its simplicity, where he let his fabric choice and silhouettes speak for themselves. This dress is a prime example. The olive green is lovely against the model’s dusky skin, and the neckline offsets its otherwise demureness.

Wearability: 4, because I KNOW my mom would scoff at that neckline.

Aestheticism: 2, because not enough kook in it for it to become art.

Will look great on: Karisma Kapoor

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Gorgeous. Love the layers, love the dash of pink standing out among the browns. Hate the collar, but that’s a small complaint.

Wearability: 5… my cousin’s wedding is coming up. Would you like to gift it to me, Manish?

Aestheticism: 1. Too simple to be displayed, but still beautiful.

Will look great on: Deepika Padukone

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Ehhhh. What this is. A kurta on a pants, with a bared belly button. Now I know that cropped tops were in for a while, but cropped kameezes? Bit much, no? Unless he was designing this as an outfit for an Indian female superhero, which makes it a good fist draft.

Wearability: 2. Indian outfits show a lot of skin, yes, but this is a bit weird.

Aestheticism: 3. Can totally see Kangana Ranaut donning this to promote Krrishshshsh 3.

Will look great on: Kangana Ranaut