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TOD’s Mumbai India together with luxury aficionado Tanaaz Bhatia and the brand’s friend Shaunak Bali, hosted an in-store cocktail evening at the Tod’s Boutique – Mumbai – to celebrate the launch of their Autumn Winter Collection 2017-18 and its must haves: the Sella Bag together with the iconic Gommino for women, the Winter Gommino with the classic 48h Bag for men.

The crème de la crème of the city Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Sophie Chaudhary, Shazia Ilmi, (Activist/ Politician ), Masaba Gupta, Ramona Areena, Rukshana Eisa, Mandira Bedi, Gaurav Bhatia, Manyata Dutt, Karan Tacker, Atul Kasbekar, Sunny Leone, Neeta Lulla, Nishka Lulla, Shaheen Abbas were seen admiring the new Tod’s collection together with Dimple Nahar, Shraddha Salla, Nachiket Barve, Yasmin Karachiwala, Tanuj Garg, Arjun Mehra, Pradeep Guha, Bharat Kapoor, Ayesha Mehta, Samita Bangargi, Umesh Jivnani, Shishur Mehta , Vikram Raizada, Payal Kothari.

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Designer Nandita Mahtani, celebrated her all new evening resort wear line with friends and family who came to support her, dressed in her creation Kanika Kapoor, Pragya Kapoor, Tara Sharma, Kim Sharma, Tanishaa Mukerji, Ujjwala Raut, Bhavna Pandey, Dolly Sidhwani, Alison Kanungo.

Also present were Tusshar Kapoor, Harshvardhan Rane, Aditya Thackeray, Saqib Saleem, Sameer Dattani, Jaya Raheja, Nayantara Thacker, Indira Bodani.

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One of the leading names in the fashion fraternity Siddartha Tytler, launched his first flagship store along with his latest couture collection 2018 at his new store in Qutub Boulevard, Mehrauli.

Spanning across a 1000 square feet, the store is a perfect balance between sophistication and opulence though complementing details ranging from furnishing to the soothing grey and gold palette, alongside the element of ‘the arch’ of ‘walking through an endless colonnade’ emerged.

The showstopper. Sidharth Malhotra looked every bit of dapper in Siddartha Tytler’s couture creation; in a stunning black and white applique work sherwani. This collection has been inspired by the rich royal Indian cultural in hues of peach, ivory, peppermint, shades of black, dusted gold, silver and earthy tones. Known for his sharp structured silhouettes, created in Indian, fusion and western silhouettes all weaved together exquisitely.

The collection creates a beautiful visual drama for the eye with the use of crystals, hand embroidery, thread work, digital customised printing, sequins, beads and with great focus on applique work. Moving ahead with the motto to create anything but the ordinary, Siddartha has imported coloured pearls from Europe which has been infused into the garments giving it a notch of ultra-glam and style.

The guests were left awestruck by the set-up of the space, which represented a whimsical charm of an overgrown garden. Present at the show were Sunil Sethi, RiddhimaSahni and Bharat Sahni, Fatima Karan, RoshniVadera and ParulVadera, SumayaDalmia, Kalyani Chawla, Varun Bahl, Nainika Karan, NandiniBhalla, Simran Arya, AnandBhushan, Dhruv Kapoor to name a few.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre reaffirmed its commitment to encouraging and celebrating film making at the opening ceremony that took place at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, as Deputy CEO Geoffroy Lefebvre walked the Red Carpet alongside actress Eva Riccobono, who looked radiant wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultreRendez-VousSonatina “Amour” watch in pink gold.

While Rebecca Hall, member of Venezia 74, jury was wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultreRendez-Vous Ivy Secret watch in white gold.

For more than a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world, including Venice, Shanghai, and San Sebastian, and in turn pays tribute to the creative talent of filmmakers by annually awarding the Glory to the Filmmaker Award.

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Draped impeccably in ensembles by coveted designers, the differently-abled children of the NGO Tamana, walked the ramp at a fashion show, titled “Infinite Opportunity” held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in the capital.

Mrs. Sangeeta Jaitely graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. H.E. Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India was the Guest of Honour, Bollywood star KritiSanon was the Champion of the cause of Disability, Sunil Sethi was the Torch Bearer of Inclusion, along with other distinguished attendees present at this annual event.

The evening began with a welcome song by visually impaired singer, Diwakar Sharma and Miss Teen Universe 2017, Srishti Kaur also supported the cause walking as the Model of Inclusion. KritiSanon, Shiv Jatia, SonalKalra and Sunil Sethi were awarded for their contribution to the cause.

Walking along with leading models wearing ensembles crafted by designers – Abraham &Thakore, Anju Modi, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Payal Jain, Amit Aggarwal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, PayalPratap Singh and Sanjay Garg; children of Tamana exuded confidence.

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Master couturier and one of the leading names in the fashion fraternity Manav Gangwani, presented his latest couture collection “India @ 70” to celebrate India’s 70 years of independence at the Stockholm Culture Festival, hosted by the Ambassador of India, Monika Kapil Mohta in partnership with India Unlimited an organization connecting Sweden to India hosted alongside gala dinner at the Radisson Waterfront Congress Hotel.

Keeping in mind thetheme for this occasion, Manav showcased his latest haute couture collection “India @ 70”, the collection is an amalgamation of the rich heritage of India along with modern
edgy elements from different regions like Kashmir reflecting Jamawars, Bandhanis of Rajasthan, Kathakali from Kerala and Brocades of Varanasi. Using different techniques like Badla, Chikankari, Zardosi & Parsi etc. From the God Goddesses of India to Meenakari to Patolas to Panthani all forms have been used to reflect India. The colour pallet were hues that are most commonly seen in India, royal blue, crimson, ivory, orange and green.

The event was attended by eminent guests from all over the globe, some including, three Swedish Ministers: Minister Mikael Damberg, Minister. Ann Linde and Minister Anna Ekström. Chairman of the Wallenberg Group, Jakob Wallenberg, Leading Indian Hotelier in Sweden Bicky Chakraborty, Albert and Nalini Bonnier, Swedens Leading Film Star Lena Endre, Leading Fashion Journalist and Trend Analyst Ms. Cay Bond, Ms. Tina Törnqvist, Designer and Stylist for the Crown Princess of Sweden, Popular Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, world famous music sensation DJ Axwell, CEO of SAAB Håkan Bushke, President of the Stockholm City Council and leaders from top business houses between Sweden and India Scania, Volvo, Bharat Forge, Riju Jhunjhunwala Bhilwara Group, LTI, Cap Gemini among some of top VIP’s of Stockholm.

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The Maserati Silver Cup Final of 46° Torneo Internacional de Polo Sotogrande saw Lechuza Caracas Polo Team winning over Las Dos Lunas A&G Private Bank by 10 to 8. The Maserati Silver Cup is the second of three high handicap trophies to be awarded during the 46th International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande, held at the iconic Santa Maria Polo Club.

Venezuelan businessman and Lechuza Caracas patron Victor Vargas was awarded the best player trophy, while Marquita was named the best pony. David Stirling (Lechuza Caracas) said after the game: “It was a very hard match, but we were expecting that. Dos Lunas is a really strong team and they had played a fantastic tournament so far, winning a complicated semifinal. But we started well, putting ourselves ahead from the start, and even if they were always close, we managed to keep the lead. We are very happy to hold the Silver Cup in our hands and we look forward to the rest of the tournament.”

The 46th International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande is the third Grand Slam polo event of the year: the high competitive value that distinguishes it, attracts the best players and the best teams in the world. The Sotogrande tournament is the fourth stage of the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 in collaboration with La Martina, after St Moritz, Dubai and Beaufort in the UK.

Of the four locations in the Maserati Polo Tour, Sotogrande represents the most iconic summer Polo event. The Sotogrande polo has a Vanisé knitted collar with a shiny under collar, personalised buttons, lurex embroideries and Alcantara applications on the sleeve. The back of the shirt features a geometric print inspired by the map of Spain and emphasises the connection to the Iberian Peninsula.

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Last evening, Tina Tahiliani-Parikh, welcomed guests to the launch of Ensemble’s new retail store in Santacruz West, replacing its presence in Bandra West.

Sprawled over 4,000-plus sq. ft., the new Ensemble store offers a stylish curation of new designer additions such as Amit Aggarwal, and Arjun Saluja. The store’s all-new sections of contemporary, traditional and couture/bridal include the country’s leading designers from each category, and features a dedicated space for Tarun Tahiliani couture.

Amongst those who arrived to congratulate Tina on this latest milestone for Ensemble were Mehr Jesia Rampal, Simone Khan, Ujjwala Raut, Manasi Scott, Anil Chopra, Mayank Anand, Shraddha Nigam, Payal Singhal, Surily Goel and Vikram Raizada to name a few.

Speaking about store’s move from Bandra to Santacruz, Executive Director – Ensemble, Tina Parikh, says, “This larger and better appointed store will help us bring the true ‘Ensemble experience’ to the Western Suburbs. Our young patrons in this part of the city are experimental when it comes to their personal style, and we are really looking forward to engaging with existing and new customers in many ways.”

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ls-06Yauatcha, the Chinese dim sum teahouse from London launched an exclusive ‘Art of Dim Sum’ menu hosted by Karyna Bajaj, Executive Director at Yauatcha, BKC. The starry event saw the who’s who of tinsel town like Shraddha Kapoor, Mira Rajput Kapoor, Mansi Scott, Nishka Lulla, Nachiket Barve among many other celebrities who attended the launch party.

Talking about the new menu, Karyna Bajaj says, “Folding dim sum is an art pioneered by Yauatcha in India. We are excited to unveil a new range of delightful dim sums showcasing the flavours, delicate artistry and culinary mastery of our signature offering taking one’s dining experience to a whole new level”.

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marriott-10Marriott International presented their collaboration with India’s leading designer duo – Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla for their brand “Shaadi by Marriott to curate an extraordinary wedding experience with the stunning Sonam Kapoor as showstopper adding to the glitz and glamour!

The event witnessed the presence of the country’s who’s, who came together to join the celebrations and make the evening an unforgettable one. CEO of the brand Saudamini Mattu along Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and Neeraj Govil and Khushnooma Kapadia of Marriott Int, played hosts to friends and clients including Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda, Nitasha Nanda, Ridhima Kapoor, Pinky Reddy, Amrita Singh and Sara Ali Khan, Pernia Qureshi, Mandira Bedi, MandiraKapur, Shalini Passi, Sonia Pasi, Jayati Puri, Shobhana Bhartia, Amrita Bakshi, Shahnaz Husain, Sandeep Gupta, Rani Kapur, Swarnim Garg, Manju Garg, Vartika Garg, Kiran Chopra amongst many others.