Jan 31, 2012 Fashion & Bridal Wear
Given how everyone’s taken to wearing gowns, saree spotting at awards function should be accorded the status of a sport. We certainly did indulge in this sport and we bring you the saree sporting beauties from Filmfare Awards 2012.
Karisma and Kareena Kapoor in Manish Malhotra Sarees
Deepika Padukone and Udita Goswami
Diya Mirza, Raveena Tandon
Jan 30, 2012 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Janavi Mahimtura, a budding artist from South Mumbai wed Chris Folmsbee at the Birla Krida Kendra in Chowpatty. Janavi’s mother interior & furniture designer Shahnaz Mahimtura is a well-known face in the elite circles of South Mumbai. Chris’ father, Paul Folmsbee was till recently the US Consul General in Mumbai. Chris, then 21 met Janavi in 2008 when he came to Mumbai on a holiday. They were introduced at a private party at the US Consulate itself and started dating soon after. Janavi then took up Chris’ offer to join him in Oklahoma, where he was pursuing his doctorate in law.
The Wedding in Mumbai (left) and Oklahoma city
The Mahimturas and Folmsbees with the newly-weds
The engagement took place in January last year– a simple affair at the US Consul General’s regal residence then situated at Bhulabhai Desai Road. Chris and Janavi had two weddings- on July 30th 2011, at the 36th floor of the Chase Towers, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The second wedding was on January 5th in Mumbai, an intimate traditional affair followed by a grand reception. Says Janavi: “One of the reasons we hosted the wedding at Thackers in Birla Krida Kendra, is because their vegetarian food is outstanding. Also the weather was beautiful, and the location perfect for an open-air reception. The decor was designed by my mum and the Wedding Planner Keyur Shah, simple floral arrangements, lots of white flowers with lights.” The couple bought their wedding ensembles from Sheetal@ Grand Road, Mumbai. Janavi’s reception outfit, a yellow net saree was from Aza, the multi-designer store at Altamount Road.
The Reception@ Birla Krida Kendra
Jan 27, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Abhinav, the son of Amitabh Jhunjhunwala is marrying Prerna Sarda. Amitabh Jhunjhunwala is Anil Ambani’s Chief Lieutenant and R-ADAG Group Vice Chairman. Prerna Sarda is the daughter of Kolkata-based Jute and IT baron Ghanshyam Sarda. Tonight, Tina Ambani hosts a pre-wedding celebration for the to-be-weds, at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba.
Abhinav and Prerna’s engagement was held over a grand vegetarian lunch at The Oberoi in Kolkata on June 12th, 2011. Of course Tina and Anil Ambani were there and so were many other high profile guests like Union Minister Praful Patel, stock market guru Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Bollywood’s Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Prerna is a graduate of New York University, and was working in her father’s business. Abhinav, a Berkeley graduate works in Singapore.
From Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman’s stacked bracelets, to Angelina Jolie and Jessica Biel’s diamond stud earrings, Hollywood’s leading actresses accessorized their red carpet gowns with gorgeous platinum jewelry at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Platinum is naturally white, so it never changes color or fades, thereby maximizing the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones. It is the ideal setting for the red carpet, and all of life’s most important moments.
Angelina Jolie – Platinum and diamond stud earrings (25 carats) and Platinum and diamond ring (12 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz
Reese Witherspoon – Platinum and European cut diamond drop earrings (9 carats each), A pair of platinum and diamond bracelets from 1900 and a platinum and diamond bracelet from the 1920′s by
Natalie Portman – Platinum and diamond drop earrings, 3 platinum and diamond bracelets and platinum and pear shaped diamond cluster ring by Harry Winston
Jessica Biel – Platinum and round diamond opera length necklace worn down her back and platinum solitaire diamond stud earrings by (6.12 carats) by Tiffany & Co.
Emma Stone – Blackened platinum and ruby stud earrings (19 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz
Lea Michele – Blackened platinum and diamond earrings with blackened platinum and emerald ring (29 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz
Claire Danes – Platinum earrings with princess cut diamonds by Bulgari
Jessica Alba – Platinum earrings with diamonds (37.14 carats) by Bulgari
Kate Beckinsale – Platinum and diamond mesh bowtie earrings with platinum and diamond braided cuffs by Lorraine Schwartz. Total 300 carats of diamonds
Jodie Foster – Platinum and diamond earrings (8 carats); platinum bracelet with 84 diamonds (42.61 carats) and platinum and diamond ring by Bulgari
Stacey Keibler – Platinum and diamond cluster earrings by Chopard (9 carats)
Sofia Vergara – Platinum and diamond earrings; 2 Platinum and diamond bracelets; Platinum and diamond ring by Harry Winston
Diane Lane: -Platinum chandelier earrings with yellow and white diamond; Platinum bangle bracelets with yellow and white diamonds by Neil Lane
Zooey Deschanel – Platinum Estate ring from 1970 featuring pearl and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels
Dianna Agron – Platinum bow bracelet with onyx and diamonds and platinum line bracelet with diamonds and onyx from the 1920′s by Fred Leighton
Sarah Hyland – Blackened platinum and multicolored diamond flower earrings ; platinum and diamond ring; platinum and diamond cuff by Lorraine Schwartz
Piper Perabo – Platinum and diamond cuff; platinum and diamond stud earrings by Tiffany & Co.
Debra Messing – Blackened platinum, amethyst and emerald drop earrings; Platinum and emerald ring by Lorraine Schwartz
Julianne Moore – Platinum earrings with diamonds and emerald bead tassels by Fred Leighton
Julianna Margulies – Blackened platinum, green jade and diamond drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz
Paula Patton – Platinum and diamond “Firecracker” earrings; platinum and diamond bracelets by Kwiat
Madonna – 5 platinum and diamond bracelets; platinum and diamond cocktail ring by Neil Lane
Helen Mirren – Platinum pendant earrings with sapphire and diamonds from the 1950′s; platinum barrel link bracelet with sapphire and diamonds from the 1930′s by Fred Leighton
Queen Latifah – Platinum and diamond chandelier earrings (30 carats); platinum and asscher cut diamond bracelet (40 carats) by Chopard
Jane Fonda – Platinum and diamond drop necklace (38 carats); platinum and diamond bracelet (43 carats); platinum and cushion cut diamond drop earrings (7 carats); platinum and diamond heart shaped rings featuring 390 diamonds (14 carats) by Chopard
Jan 23, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh’s wedding celebrations take place between January 31st and February 5th. The guests have received the invitation card designed by Delhi’s famed Entertainment Design Company (EDC). The invites with chocolates are inside a wooden box with the couple’s initials R and G embossed on it. Inside the box is the white on gold card with three inserts for the different functions—sangeet, wedding and reception. Each piece of the hand-made chocolates have the letters R and G imprinted on them.
The decor for the different functions will be done by Aditi and Neelabh Kapoor who run Studio Neelabh. The husband-wife duo specialise in the most elaborate theme weddings and experiential events, and they’ll be handling the sets, decor, florals and technical arrangements for all the three big events- Sangeet, Vidhi and Reception between Grand Hyatt and Taj Lands End. According to reports Genelia will be wearing colorful ensembles by Ritu Kumar, Surily Goel and Manish Malhotra for the different functions.
Jan 18, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
The Adani family, the leader in the bullion trade is joining hands with Sur-Raj Diamonds, one of the largest exporters of gold and diamond jewellery, and the glittering celebrations are in Udaipur, this month-end. Groom Suraj, the son of Jatin Mehta is marrying Krupa, the daughter of Vinod Adani.
According to sources, the celebration to mark the merger of the Adani and Su-Raj families will be held at the HRH Group’s Shiv Niwas Palace and Jagmandir Island Palace. The rooms at most luxury properties in Udaipur are booked- The Sheraton, Trident, Leela and Udai Vilas. The Wedding Planners are Ahmedabad-based Red Events, and some of the most respected names in the Weddings business are involved in putting together the decor and production.
The Weddings orchestrated by Diamond magnates are always magnificent affairs. The decor and theme usually center around traditional Indian elements, and the guests who include the who’s who from the world of luxury are flown in to experience a colorful, Indian extravaganza. Recently, Viraj Mehta from the Rosy Blue family got married to Nisha Sheth. We heard the highlight of the celebrations was the wow decor @the Sangeet at a South Mumbai hotel. The sprawling banquet halls were transformed like Royal Rajasthan Palaces and the feel was ultimate and magical. Katrina Kaif and Vyas Brothers entertained the audience, and some of the most powerful business magnates were seen dancing like never before.
Jan 11, 2012 Marriage & Wedding Trends
By Jaspreet Soni
Home décor items may be a popular wedding gift, but if your close friend is getting married, you want to gift them something unusual, a reminder of all the fun or naughty conversations you’ve shared! Here are 10 fun and naughty wedding gifts that are sure to make the couple chuckle with delight.
Couple Clone Dolls
No one can escape the laughter when they see their own 3D caricature in the form of bobble heads. All you have to do is provide the photograph of the couple and choose the setting in which you want them to be, the bathroom, over the moon, or on the beach; there are quite a few options available, each of them a riot!.
Personalized Magazine Cover
A personalized cover of Vogue magazine or a crispy headline with photos on Time magazine cover is a nice way to surprise the couple. Provide a photo, write a headline and have 3 copies shipped to you –a magazine cover where you can slip in the actual magazine and two prints that can be framed or pinned. If you’re feeling adventurous, blow these up and paste them all over the wedding venue. Expect the guests to feel amazingly privileged.
Couple clone dolls and a personalized magazine cover
If you are thinking of something more enigmatic than photos, then how about an animated movie with the couple and some loved ones as characters playing their part? ExcitingLives brings to fore a group of professionals who work with you to develop a story, favorite music and develop a hilarious movie around that concept.
Romeo and Juliet Tribute
Get Shakespeare to write a love story for the couple – we hear he works at ExcitingLives these days. For all those who are hopelessly in love, the world’s most romantic play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ forms the most amazing read with the characters’ names replaced by names of the couple throughout. Even the back cover can have the picture of the couple. This wedding gift is certainly for keeps.
Pop Art Lichtenstein
WHAAM! Pop Art of your favorite picture in Lichtenstein style can set any wall afire in a very unique way. Just look up the term in Google and you’ll know why this is a hot favorite the world over with its vivid colors and trademark benday dots. The only thing better than this gift is actually two of these, lending a character to your interior décor in a manner few can achieve!
Ok, so we got the folks over at ExcitingLives to create a special hamper just for our dear readers, and here it is – the Levitation Kit. A collection of all things boozy for the couple who like to get high in style! The kit includes cutest little charms for wine glasses, designer bar set and beer accessories, funky bottle stoppers and shot glasses, daaru cushions with A to Z of drinking illustrated, beer soaps, and then some true drinkers’ must haves. This levitation kit makes the most exciting and memorable gift ever.
The levitation kit hamper from www.excitinglives.com
Wedding couple caricature
Treat the couple with their own humorous exaggerated sketches in a fantasy setting and no one can stop them from grinning ear to ear. This gift is a keepsake because the caricature will look a lot like them but at the same time have the striking abnormalities to keep reminding them of you.
One of the naughtiest wedding gifts is adding sweetness to the newly wedded couple’s life by gifting luscious chocolates inspired by Kamasutra. The chocolates are shaped in different kamasutra positions and are a sure fire way to keep the couple giggling the entire day.
Spicing up the romance between the couple is a great idea by gifting the exciting edible lingerie. They come in assorted colors, flavors and styles; you name it and the stores have it. But make sure you know the couple pretty well because naughty items can sometimes offend too.
Photo Jigsaw Puzzle
You think life’s a puzzle and enjoy piecing bits of life together? When you are looking for something to add that personal touch and enjoyment to the gift then photo jigsaw puzzle says it all. Challenge, curiosity, and uniqueness are what make this gift truly adorable. You can pick a picture of a treasured time of couple’s life and get it turned into a jigsaw puzzle.
Left, a picture converted to Lichenstein style pop-art poster. Right, the photo jigsaw puzzle.
Jan 10, 2012 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Popular Mumbai Model Anjali Raut tied the knot with Akshaay Gill in his home-town Chandigarh. The functions included a Sangeet, the Wedding at the Gurudwara in Panchkula and a Reception. For the different functions, the half-Maharashtrian, half-Russian model wore colourful and traditional ensembles from bridal hot-spots like Benzer and Kalki in Mumbai.
Anjali and Akshaay at the Sangeet (left) and the Reception (right). Anjali picked both the creations from Benzer, Mumbai.
At the Wedding with sister Alesia Raut and nephew.
Gurudwara Wedding, Anjali in a traditional red ensemble from Kalki.
Akshaay Gill runs his business in Singapore. Anjali has been working as a model in Mumbai since a few years. She met Akshaay in Singapore when she lived there, her father an employee of Air India was earlier posted there. Anjali’s sister is well-known Model Alesia Raut, and in Mumbai’s fashion circle both the sisters are much-liked for their modelling skills and pleasant disposition.
Family picture, Anjali and Akshaay with her parents, brother, sister and nephew.
Alesia Raut and her son. The bride and her best friend Model Deepa Chari
Jan 10, 2012 Precious Platinum
Britney Spears got engaged to Jason Trawick, her former agent after a romantic private dinner on his 40th birthday. Jason picked out a 4-carat, Neil Lane-designed ring that features a 4-carat round white diamond in a platinum setting and 90 micro pave diamonds around the band.
Jan 10, 2012 Precious Platinum
Actress and producer, Drew Barrymore accepted a proposal from her handsome art consultant boyfriend Will Kopelman who popped the question during a romantic trip to Sun Valley, Idaho, around the holidays. Drew’s ring features a colorless radiant-cut diamond that weighs in at just under 4 carats on a diamond-covered band. Will picked up the gorgeous ring from London based Graff Diamonds.