By: Sourendra Kumar Das | Vogue+ Bureau, India | 23th November, 2013
Tollywood actresses Rituparna Sengupta and Nusrat Jahan were present at the 1st anniversary of Gold’s Gym Salt Lake. Gold’s Gym celebrated its first anniversary with self initiated programs by the members. The event witnessed a performance by ‘Addiction’ dance group and a fashion parade that showcased eastern and western outfits flaunted by showstoppers Rituparna Sengupta and Nusrat Jahan.
Gold’s Gym is an international fitness chain in the world that started in Venice in the year 1965 and gradually dispersed its offshoots in different parts all over. Nadia Saha, Director Gold’s Gym Salt Lake and the curator of the event said, “Gold’s Gym is the destination for all fitness lovers. We received an overwhelming response from the city people in the past one year.”
Saha added, “This celebration is a gesture of a heart full of gratitude towards the contribution that Gold’s Gym members had made for its success.“ Rituparna said, “Being healthy in today’s compact schedule that anybody in city faces is very essential. Being the torch bearer for such a revolution Gold’s Gym is the ultimate mantra.“
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The City of Joy just got another reason to smile fashionably. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour comes to Kolkata this weekend. And we have Gavin, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rocky and Tarun this time showcasing their collection in the runaway.
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The coveted actor Kay Kay Menon recently inaugurated the newly WOK 123 at Thane West this Monday. WOK 123 is a unique gourmet concept in India and it aims to target people who are particular about nutritious and wholesome food. The store contains fresh and high quality ingredients sourced from around the world and is pocket-friendly for all.
“I am indeed delighted to inaugurate this ‘new-cook-and-carry’ concept to the masses and feel that this type of food will gradually become a trend in today’s time. You become what you eat, so it very important and crucial for us to give our body the right amount of nutrients that it deserves for daily activities. Body is temple and one should worship it,” divulged the Bollywood star Kay Kay Menon.
“This is a brand new concept to our Indian consumers where they can decide what combination they want to consume. Since this concept allows the individuals to create fresh and healthy food in front of them, it permits them to remain fit throughout. We glad to introduce this new Asian cuisine in India and will have estimated 50 outlets across India in next 2 years,” added Vijay Dalwani, owner of WOK 123 whose brainchild will allow Indians to take benefit of this unique concept in Indian cities.
For more details and to get an insight, visit www.wok123.in
Neeta Lulla of Bombay
Neeta Lulla is one of India’s most successful costume designers, couturiers and fashion stylists. She is amongst the most awarded fashion designers in India having won the prestigious National Film Awards from the President of India on 4 occasions for Best Costume Design in a film and numerous other national and international accolades for excellence in the field of fashion designing and styling. In a career spanning over 26 years, she has worked to style the look for some of the finest Indian Films, biggest stars and worked with the most prominent Directors in India Cinema. She is known for styling magnum opus films like Chandni, Lamhe, Khal Nayak, Jeans, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Taal, Kisna, Darr, Aaina, Khuda Gawah,Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kadhalan, Kshnak Kshnam, Jagadika Veerudu Artiloka Sundari, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, One Night with the King, Sivaji, Kochadaiyaan, Rudrama Devi amongst others. She is credited for creating the look for leading Bollywood actresses like Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai, Juhi Chawla, Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Shilpa Shetty, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra amongst many others. Some of the lead actors she’s styled include Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan. Thereby setting fashion trends for the masses to follow.
Wendell Rodricks of Goa
Wendell Rodricks is trained in Los Angeles and Paris, he returned to India in 1988. After a brief span of two years, designing and styling for reputed companies such as Garden Vareli, cosmetic giant Lakme and diamond corporate DeBeers, Wendell Rodricks established his own label in 1990. He moved to his ancestral village in Goa in 1993, creating memorable collections each season inspired by many emotions : Tibetan Monastries, Tribal symbols of Shiva and Vishnu, the Harem at Istanbul, Tattoos of the Lambadi tribe, Clothing the Soul and the internationally unique VISIONNAIRE collection transferring Braille onto fabric for the visually challenged.
The first Indian designer invited to display his garments at the world’s largest garment fair in the world at IGEDO, Dusseldorf, Wendell Rodricks has been actively involved in all areas of fashion: lecturing on World Costume History, writing for the country’s leading women’s magazine, Chairman of the courses committee at the Board of Technical Education appointed by the Government of Goa and member Advisory Board of Fashion Institutes and Lakme Fashion Week. Patron of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust in Goa to promote hand spun Khaadi and retailing at the country’s best stores including the celebrated Wendell Rodricks Design Space in Panjim.
Agnimitra Paul of Kolkata
Agnimitra Paul started her career in 2001-02. She designed for Sridevi for her personal wardrobe. She later got her first big break designing costumes for the film Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche where she designed some costumes for Esha Deol. She designed outfits for Shonal Rawat for Femina Miss India pageant. She designed for the Bollywood film “Via Darjeeling” for Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Parvin Dabas and Vinay Pathak. She also designed for more than 10 Tollywood films with actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, Jeet, Koel Mallick, Swastika Mukherjee, Mauli Ganguly, etc.
Rohit Bal of Delhi
Rohit Bal started his career with his brother Rajiv Bal in New Delhi in 1986, and started his own first independent collection in 1990. He was also chosen by the Khadi Gram Udyog, the largest handloom textile operation in panchkula, to work with them. Bal won the ‘Designer of the Year’ award at the Indian Fashion Awards in 2006. He also won ‘Designer of the Year’ at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001.He was announced as the Lakme Grand Finale Designer for 2012.
Rohit has designed for the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. He opened a flagship store in Delhi, as well as stores in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai. He has also ventured into the designing jewellery.
Bal’s clientele list includes Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Anna Kournikova. Most of his fashion shows in India, New York, Paris and Singapore are sponsored by The Swatch Group. He has also been the brand ambassador for Omega SA since 2001. He is best known for his use of Lotus and Peacock motifs, and for spectacular construction in his clothing.
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By: Team SouBoyy, SouBoyy Bureau, Calcutta | Campus & Fashion
Bonjour à Calcutta! I love my city. Who doesn't? Who doesn't like to become a little nostalgic sometimes? Professor Binwant Kaur, who happens to be the Director of National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata and a teacher of Fashion Technology invited me to their Graduation Show at Royal Bengal at City Centre.
By: Team SouBoyy, SouBoyy Bureau, Calcutta | Campus & Fashion
Nomoskar Kolkata Theke! (Bonjour à Calcutta!) I am currently here in Calcutta for the 2013 Graduation Show and Convocation Ceremony of National Institute of Fashion Technology (Kolkata) at The Park Hotel, Park Street on 28th June 2013. As previously blogged, the chief guest is Subrata Gupta from the Ministry of Textiles and our very own favourite…
By: Lane Rasberry Das, SouBoyy Bureau, New York | Arts & Fashion
The Met is currently hosting an exhibit called "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity". The theme is the influence of technology on fashion during the time of Impressionism. The exhibit teaches about the influence of technology by showing fashionable clothing of the time, paintings which depict the same, and explaining both with stories and ephemera.
@Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26th, 27th & 28th April 2013
India’s first multi-city luxury expo will showcase some of the most prominent uber-luxury brands, cutting across 20 lifestyle segments to an elite and discerning target audience.
“The expo will be one of the most prevalent properties of its kind in Asia within this sector catering to an esteemed “by invitation only” gathering of 1000 plus delegates each day comprising of celebrities, industry experts, marketers, bureaucrats, corporates, luxury brand owners and connoisseurs…
Today, I experienced an APRICOT OIL MASSAGE and trust me, it was amazing, my whole body feels great and rejuvenated again. Badly needed a full-body massage after almost 6 weeks. My reader friends knows, I am a huge spa-addict, and I go to spa every week to get either an aromatherapy or a Swedish massage or simply one of those Thai or Ayurveda massage.