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Recreating Jewellery from the Palaces of India!

Khalid Ansari

After adorning the royalties like the Late Princess Diana, Maharani Gayatri Devi and celebrities like Alicia Keys and Aishwarya Rai, Art Karat has now unveiled its latest jewellery range - the Maharaja Collection with an exceptional kundan craftsmanship in a recent show in Capital.

Designed by Asha Kamal Modi and Saket Modi, the jewelries are a compilation of the most sought after jewellery designs possessed by the Royal families of India. Innaugrated by Maharana of Udaipur, Shriji Arvind singh of Mewar, the show displayed an exquisite range of jewellery along with the vintage cars.

The collection is actually a compilation of designs from the private collection of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, and the Nizams of Hyderabad.


For the first time a designer has recreated some of India’s most celebrated Royal jewels, in Silver instead of Gold hence making it more affordable for people from all walks of life.


The new compilation includes beautiful range of necklaces, long earring, bracelets, bajubandh, tikas, rings and pins. More than 700 designs have been created for this collection and with soaring gold prices it is a steal for jewellery collectors as the entire range is priced between Rs.2000/- to Rs.100, 000.


Customize your outfit for the perfect fit with Soham Fashion!


Whether you are flabby or slim, fair or dark- fashion has no boundaries. And if you are confused about what to wear and how to wear, here comes the shop at your doorstep- Sohum Fashion Wears.

Located in M-block market in Capital, Sohum offers a new way of shopping. It is a customized dress making company that specializes into corporate, business clothing and designing of modern prom dresses, fancy dresses, party dresses and evening dresses for special events.


Now there’s no need to spend hours and hours for selecting that perfect dress for you. From cultural to corporate, Sohum the pocket friendly brand offers attires with a perfect fit and design. Sohum acts as an advantage to those who are regularly into performances and cultural activities as the brand provides specialized tailors, the right fit and the latest design and trends with just a phone call.


The apparels and dresses offered by Sohum Fashion are manufactured using premium quality fabric such as cotton, silks, satin and blended woven. These can be made in standard sizes and can be availed in various patterns and vibrant colors. To fulfill the diverse requirements of the clients, it offers customization as per the client’s specification at affordable rates compared to big brands.

With Sohum Fashion, one can be assured of their outlook, as to what will suit their physique and figure. Be it man or a woman, baby or boy, this is the one stop shopping destination for all. So head to Sohum fashion and get the desired look and grab everyone’s attention.


Gucci’s new man!

Shaggy yet refined, polished but still raffish and even a tad louche, Gucci unveiled a new modern dandy Man look for its autumn-winter collection 2011 on its 90th anniversary celebration at menswear show in Milan. From corporate wear to party wear, Gucci latest collection is for the different moods of men. It is for the man who loves mixing vanity and tradition.  

Grey formal suits were the order of the day at the Gucci show at Milan Fashion Week. A nocturnal symphony glorified by rock mantic accents, it showcased black tuxedos, black ties and shirts with horizontal pleats on the plastron, in dusty shades for a damned poet look. It also unveiled prominent lapels, with eye-catching edges that contrast materials and the dramatic tuxedo overcoats along with a tricotine Astrakhan sweater, for a new dandy vanity.

This New Dandy collection has double-breasted coat and trench in crocodile and ostrich, soft mohair sweaters, tailored suits, subtle biker touches, rock ’n roll furs. Its hypnotic, intellectual palette consists of luxurious shades, with nuances of pearl and earth that unabashedly plays with elegance and gives you the look that every other man would envy.


Speaking on the occasion, Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini said “The year 2011 marks our 90th anniversary, I have explored Gucci’s codes from many perspectives reintroducing elements from the DNA with the 70s and the spirit of dressing iconic men as a reference."

To add glamour to the whole attire, Gucci also showcased its accessories collection for today’s fashion conscious men. A must have among the accessories is Gucci men's Bamboo bag in a travel size, with a blackened handle. It also has a brief-bag, which can easily be folded like a newspaper. Each of its products has initials of the founding father, Guccio Gucci, appearing in golden colour and are easily available at all leading stores of Gucci.


Fashion for the sports passionate!


Sports attire is no more just a pair of track suits; there are different kinds of outfits that are being designed for the sports related people keeping in mind their needs. To fulfil the fashionable desires of the sports people, clothing manufacturer’s reliance brands have joined hands with one of the most sought sports lifestyle brands Quicksilver and Roxy to cater the fashion statement and needs of sporty people.


Reliance Brands Ltd, a subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has signed an exclusive long-term licensing agreement with ‘Quiksilver Holding’, a fully owned subsidiary of Quiksilver Inc- the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company- to launch its core brands ‘Quiksilver’ and ‘Roxy’ in the Indian sub-continent. Quiksilver Holding designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, snowboards and related products. The company’s products are some of the most sought after brands in the global market today.

The essence of ‘Quiksilver’ and ‘Roxy’ lies in its appeal and form. Having expanded from board shorts to offer shirts, t-shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats, backpacks, eyewear and other accessories for young men, Quiksilver is committed to ensuring its products blend functionality, innovation and durability. Similarly, ‘Roxy’ is all about fashion and comfort for the adventurous and free-spirited young girls, with innovation of design minted in simplicity. Coined with Reliance’s excellent market tapping abilities, it is likely that these two brands will create quite the storm in sports apparel segment.
Reliance Brands plans to set up 6 new stores under this agreement within the year 2011, with an offering that includes sports apparels, accessories and footwear. Targeted at the age group of 16 to 25 years, ‘Quiksilver’ and ‘Roxy’ will bring to the table a range of products that capture the aspirations, sensibilities and mood of this age group.  

These brands are almost synonymous board-riding culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding; an adventure sports segment that is currently quite untapped in Indian subcontinent. What’s more is that they stand for creativity, confidence, progressiveness and adventure; qualities that imbibe a sweet spot within this target group.


Pamper your body and soul this summer!


In the hectic life of today, stress and pain go hand in hand. However there are many solutions to relax and rejuvenate and pamper yourself. To release that stress and tension in this hot summer, one of the finest hospitality groups in India, Jaypee group has announced an exclusive Spa Package designed at Tamaya, Jaypee Vasant Continental and Jaypee Siddharth, in capital for women to make them look special.

Spa services and body pampering at Tamaya seeks the metamorphosis of the spirit through the release of the body from its aches and pains, a retreat that offers holistic wellness that starts under the skillful hands of highly trained staff, amid the soothing sound, scents and backdrop of nature.

Jaypee group has always been in a forefront to combine the warmth of traditional Indian hospitality with modern Systems. The spa services offered at the place provides a vast variety of beauty services like scrubs, massages, facials, pedicure and manicure that aims to rejuvenate and cleanse, revealing healthy glowing skin. Starting from the body massage, Silk smooth body scrub to the Sauna & Jacuzzi, one can experience the entire pampering session under one roof at an affordable price range starting from Rs. 2100 onwards.  

Drape it the W way!


Create a style statement in this summer with drapes from W, the leading contemporary women’s wear brand. The fashionable stoles from W, is all set to add the oomph factor to your summer dresses. Be it Indian, or western, one can easily carry off these elegant and stylish stoles and be a trend setter in this season. W offers a wide assortment of exquisite quality and attractive stoles.


W the women wear brand mirrors the new age Indian woman. With a unique design sensibility it transformed the Indian Salwar-Kameez into its chic & urbane - yet comfortable form. The brand true to its promise of being fashionable comes with 5 fresh collections in a year, providing an array of exciting fusion wear. W offers fashion leadership in the segment through a signature ‘Fusion’ design language which reflects an Indian essence imbued with modernity. Innovation as a value is embraced and cherished by the brand and lies at the heart of every W creation. W innovates and leads the evolving fashion needs of the contemporary Indian woman by offering her a wardrobe solution for her different moods. At W – it is a whole new world where you make your own fashion statement.


For this summer season the brand has come out with new stylish kind of stoles to add glamour to the Indian women attire. These are easily available at an affordable price range starting from Rs. 599 to Rs. 1299 at all leading stores of W. So get ready to be stylish!


Mouth watering delicacies in capital’s neighbourhood!


Known for its great taste and ambience, the North Indian specialty restaurant- “Earthen Oven” now opens at Gurgaon. One of the most popular brands of Fortune hotels, located at Sohna Road, this restaurant serves the delectable North Frontier cuisines that will tickle your taste buds.


The delightful menu of the food joint gives you a well balanced combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian selection of an array of starters and assortment of tandoori breads and biryanis with mouth watering medley of traditional and contemporary desserts.The concept of a variety of hand-picked kebabs cooked on charcoal in front of the guest in a glass enclosure makes dining at the Earthen Oven an entirely unique experience.


Talking to us about the USP of the place, the general manager, Fortune Select Excalibur, Mr. Sandeep Joshi said “At Earthen Oven, we offer a blend of wide range of North Frontier Cuisine and theatrical experience with an interactive atmosphere. Earthen Oven is a perfect place for Tandoori food lovers,”

A contemporary reflection of the indo western cluture, the restaurant has a magical indoor-outdoor ambience of casual stylized dining that reflects a contemporary and an authentic environment meant to provide a memorable dining experience.  
Earthen Oven is one of the most popular Food & Beverage brands of Fortune Hotels, with operations spanning across the country- Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Indore, Jammu, Lavasa, Ludhiana, Mussoorie, Noida & Visakhapatnam.  

Bar with a diffrence!


No doubt, that mouth watering food, exotic drinks, good taste and great ambience forms a great restaurant. But what when it becomes a place to enjoy your sporting activities? Felicitated by the coveted Times Award for The Best Bar in Noida, The Sports Bar is the perfect place for food and game lovers.


Located in the heart of Noida, the Sports bar a part of Galaxy entertainment corporation Ltd. is a stunning restaurant that offers the best mouth watering world cuisine in its stadium section with an added benefit of viewing live sports on a mega 47’ wide screen, multiple plasmas and state of the art sound systems.

Call it a stress buster, or a mood rejuvenator, when you get to have all the fun and frolic along with the tasty food and drinks at one place, you feel a heaven like treatment.

Interactive sports options like Pool tables, Basketball hoop Corner, Darts, etc. all adds to the casual yet ultra chic ambience. A dedicated smoking room with its separate ventilation system for the diehard smokers is another speciality of the place which has been developed keeping in mind the comfort of the guests.

This is the only bar lounge in Noida that serves happy hours all days of the week from 12 noon till 8 PM, and all day long on Monday and Tuesday. The bar offers 50% discount on domestic brands during happy hours.  
Its layout is conducive to hosting parties and gatherings of 30 persons to 300 persons quite comfortably, with a range of price options. One just needs to get in touch with the manager, and you can be assured of a wonderful function with exemplary service and food. With 24 outlets across the country, it is the best gaming and bowling place known for its F-1.2.3 zone i.e. Family, friends and fun zone. So get ready to groove and have fun!  

Remembering history through art!


In one of a kind of exhibition organized by Artspeaks India in capital, Delhities witnessed a spectacular collection of art forms that represented history, mythology through intriguing tapestry of images. Inaugurated by noted film and stage personality Shushma Seth, the show was attended by artist like Anjanna Kuthilala, designer Preeti Ghai, curator Himanshu Verma, Bhava Minocha and many more.

With its unique concept, the exhibition “Icons in our midst” celebrated the work of fourteen contemporary artists, highlighting the alluring world of fantasy with its brilliant colours.  


The works of the artists like Alexis Kersey, Bibhu Patnaik, Biplab Muzibar Rahman, Dileep Sharma, Durga Kainthola demonstrated the paintings and sculptors of noted icons from classical times and modern day legends, personalities from the fields of films, sports and politics to permeate the public consciousness in numerous ways.


One can easily notice the images of religious and cultural icons, elements from mythology and symbols and motifs from popular culture amalgamated together in the images to create narratives that seemed to blend the traditional outlook of the art form with contemporary.


Traditional Jewellery with a contemporary oomph!


In a glitterati ceremony, designer duo Praveen and Pradeep Goel unveiled their fusion line jewellery collection for the modern urban woman at Hotel Hyatt Regency, in New Delhi. The magnificent designs showcased a beautiful amalgamation of Indian Jewellery Art with Western Designs & Techniques.


 The duo introduced an eclectic mix of patterns, designs and art forms to create a magnificent fusion line, keeping in mind the taste of modern urban women. The creative collection has contemporary designs in diamonds fused with rajasthani enamel work in colours like green, blue and red.



Emphasizing the beauty of their designs, designer Praveen Goel and Pradeep said “To create a fusion line, we have created a dull Gold traditional Jewellery set which has been given a contemporary look by adding flower & leaf motifs in multi-coloured enamel work along with that there is a diamond pendant set which has a green enameled work string done in white gold,” the Fusion collection has been crafted especially for the Urban Women who likes to match her jewellery with her attire. The sets in Dull Gold and diamonds in white gold as well as Sleek & Stylish Diamond Pendant perfectly suit the taste of today’s women.


One can easily notice, the place glittering with their mesmerizing designs hogging the limelight. Their exclusive collection is available at their design studio in Capital at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers, Karol Bagh.


Stylish Laptop bags for the style conscious!

Who doesn’t wants to live in style? Whether it’s your dress or your bag, until and unless both the things correlate with each other, you don’t feel like a style diva. To make you stand out in the crowd, Actor Ayesha of Black movie fame, has added another stylish accessory to her brand “Ayesha”- the laptop bags.  
Bags are not just meant for carrying your things, they have turned into style accessory by the style connoisseurs. Now you can carry the glam quotient at your work place too, with stylish laptop bags from‘ayesha’. With this launch ‘ayesha’ has further entrenched itself in the lifestyle space in spectacular pomp and style. Meant for professionals, students and the entire community of style conscious, these laptop bags are available at an affordable price range starting from Rs. 990. 

Today's urban women no longer perceive laptop bags as mere storage for their laptops but are using them as handbags, fashion accessories and multipurpose bags to enhance their fashion and style statement. These Laptop bags and sleeves are not only feature-rich but can also be used as fashion accessories to increase the style quotient. So get ready to grab one! 

Surprise your sweetheart!

The best way to express your feelings to someone is through gifts. To make your day special, Magppie, a premium home and lifestyle accessories brand, has brought out an exquisite range of thoughtful gifting products for your loved ones. 
A refreshing change from the run of the mill heart shaped candy boxes, fragrances and watch, the Magppie range includes attractive Stainless Steel Pendants and Hip Flasks for him and her along with the contemporary Bar Sets for the cherished moments with your partner. The entire Magppie Gifting Range is a beautiful amalgamation of style and utility, a tender expression of your everlasting love.  
Crafted by internationally acclaimed designers, the Magppie gift range is available in delightful designs and styles at an affordable price range starting from Rs. 1100 to Rs 5800. One can choose gifts for his beloved from a wide variety of delicately carved steel pendants; charming heart pendants, elegant crystal encrusted or glamorous gold enamelled pendants.  

It has also introduced artistic kind of Steel Bar Sets or the oval Hip Flasks which can be a perfect accompaniment for the cocktail hour. So get ready to woo your loved with these unique gifts from Magppie. 
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