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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Random Alphabets 'S' for Style check

Generation X:
Remember "Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera Na Ghabraiye Jahan Tak Mahak Hai Mere Kesuon Ki Chale Aiye" - Mumtaz using her dark hair to devastating effect. Or Biswajeet teasing Waheeda Rehman in Bees Saal Baad with "Dekhiye Woh Kaali Kaali Badliyan Zulf Ki Ghata Chura Na Le Kahin." Those were the times when beauty meant black hair or vice-versa. Not any more, the `Zulfon Ki Ghata' has literally been stolen.

Next is what? The only thing is, instead of badliyan, hair colour is the culprit. Gold, copper, iridium are no longer limited to the periodic table of chemistry class, youngsters are learning about them from the shade cards of hairdressers. It's destination India for all the cosmetics majors - L'Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Wella or Keune all are making their presence felt in the Indian hair care industry which stands at around Rs.1,500 crores. "It is a natural progression. India has become a global business brand," says Jawed Habib, the star hair stylist who has recently come up with a book, "Hair Care for All Seasons." Jawed says colouring is not something limited to the elite, it has percolated down to the masses. The Brylcream, V John generation is waning.
"With so much exposure to fashion, people are ready to experiment. And after trying out different hairstyles they move on to hair colour. I have clients who want a change every couple of months. Even kids know what exactly they want."
Who is beautiful of them all? A contestant at Fashion show in the Capital: Delhi is moving from Janpath to Jimmy Choo. No longer do we need to send for a Louis Vuitton bag and wait impatiently for the cousin from California to bring it on her next visit to India. Or jealously watch a Ludhiana aunt flaunting a Bottega Veneta bag from ‘abroad’.
Bring them on, another contestant at a fashion show in FICCI house, Delhi.
Delhi denizens have easy access to the biggest brands and their best lineup and they are making the most of it.Says Delhite Ruchita Sharma Bhardwaj, deputy director, head of luxury and lifestyle at FICCI, “Louis Vuitton and Chanel were here a year ago. But last October the advent of super luxury brands such as Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber and Kenzo in Delhi have changed the scenario. Let’s say, around 60 per cent of the international brands have opened shop here. And the market potential is great.
I have and i will flaunt it: ”With the world becoming a global village and travelling becoming a favourite preoccupation of the well-heeled, everyone wants to look uber chic. “The Delhi male’s interest ranges from salons to shoes, the woman understands the value of spending on the crème-de-la-crème (even though they could do with a little more elegance and chic, and less bling),” says Bhardwaj.
The consumer, she says, has a more discerning eye. We are not satisfied with a cheap knock-off of a Judith Leiber clutch from Hong Kong. We would rather splurge on the original from the flagship outlet in Delhi.The message is clear. The next time you feel like laying your hands on that must-have Chanel mini skirt, there’s no need to ask your NRI cousin to ship you one. Go shopping in Delhi, it’s all available right here.


Dr. Palki Vajpayee January 21, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

surely time has changes in fashion industry also in last decade or so liked the captions. good post

Preeti January 21, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

nice post. liked the presntation

Ashok January 21, 2009 at 7:25 AM  

loevly post n text.

Richa Saxena January 21, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

nicely presnted the changing scenarion of fashion, good pics n better text, caption regards

Rohit Sharma January 21, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

nice one.good snaps accompanied by loevly captions and text

Alec January 21, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

nice capture n text
thx 4 sharing

Preeti January 21, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

Sometimes I wake up and I think I should start wearing a beret, but I don't do it. One day I'm gonna, though. You bet your ass, I will have a beret on. That's ridiculous, but it's true. I always fight with wearing a beret.

Priya Talwar January 21, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.“Fashion is as profound and critical a part of the social life of man as sex, and is made up of the same ambivalent mixture of irresistible urges and inevitable taboos

Jyoti Dixit January 21, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath — tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

Ritu January 21, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

don’t know if it’s a movement, but the only thing new that’s happening is that I think music and art and video and fashion are all kind of thrown into one big ball that’s on television, and people see that all the time - you see a fusion of all those things.

Anouska Awasthi January 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

It’s hard to go with a trend. As soon as it’s out, everyone picks it up. It’s important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
don’t know if it’s a movement, but the only thing new that’s happening is that I think music and art and video and fashion are all kind of thrown into one big ball that’s on television, and people see that all the time - you see a fusion of all those things.

Ria January 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it’s no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles.

Ria January 21, 2009 at 8:19 AM  

Art produces ugly things, which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things, which always become ugly with time.

Tulip Banerjee January 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future

Er. Nidhi Mishra January 21, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

nice post, good text...I think fashion is that we go two steps forward and go 15 back each time because you always have to look back and see what’s being done. But I don’t want to look back to the ’70s. I’m really tired of that, and I’ve lived through that already. The one thing about fashion is everyone wants that one moment when they look fabuloous and they feel fabulous, you know…when they step out of that limosine, when they make that entrance, when they slap that mans face…when everything is perfect. Its about going for that one moment and we are all relentlessly trying to get it.

Puja January 21, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

nice one doc.I do not mean to suggest for a moment that all it takes to be a top executive is a custom-tailored European suit. You also need the correct shirt and tie.I like the sort of ‘nothingness’ of the jeans and the T-shirt. I feel that’s about as close as I can get to the future because it seems like something so old that will always be, so I feel it’s a safe bet for the future.

Er. Paayal Sharma January 21, 2009 at 8:27 AM  

The only moral one can draw from history is that it is much better to invent a new fashion than a new social theory. The first may improve the appearance of men; the latter will only bring about a revolution.One day when I was walking down Bond Street thinking how impeccably dressed I was in a well cut brown suit, a very distinguished-looking man shouted at me, ‘People like you ought to be shot!’

Shreya Rajput January 21, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

nice post...snaps n text both are nice...good presntation....One day when I was walking down Bond Street thinking how impeccably dressed I was in a well cut brown suit, a very distinguished-looking man shouted at me, ‘People like you ought to be shot!Do you think it means nothing to have the right, as you make your entry into a salon, to look down on everybody from the height of your cravat and be privileged to despise the most important man there if his waistcoat is out of fashion?

Prachi Pandey January 21, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

nice post and some intresting comments

magiceye January 21, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

globalization here to stay!

Er. Snigddha Aggarwal January 21, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

nice presntation, liked the captions and comments on this post.Good work Doc

Anonymous,  January 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

globalisation and its affects!!

Anonymous,  January 21, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

lovely post and blog

Tracy January 21, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

great presentation, excellent photo essay

Anonymous,  January 22, 2009 at 1:44 AM  

nice bolography

Anonymous,  January 22, 2009 at 6:35 AM  

wow that was nice photo essay

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