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Published: Volume 18, Issue 12, December, 2010
Gear up to make merry and end the year on a fabulously stylish note...

1. Market Newbies
Luscious introductions to the shelves

Boots and booties galore this season at Vanilla Moon. Contrast hand stitching, lace-up closures and zipper edgings add luxe details to the best quality leathers used to craft the footwear. Go equestrian, military or rock. Reflect your mood.

Fashion prowl Ozel now stocks three more international labels – Aussie brand Sass & Bide, Brit favourite Forever Unique and American accessory name Mary Frances. Delectables from the current season’s ranges are up for grabs, so go grab.

New collections of premium denim brands like Citizens of Humanity, MiH Jeans and Goldsign are unveiled at Denim Story. Skinny, snug, curvy, anti, slouchy, baggy, straight – all are waiting. Go pick your soul-mate for the season.

Get high this party season. Multi-storey heels from Trèsmode escalate you to glam goddess status. Space-age gladiators, futuristic pop stilettos, ‘cage’ models and crystal-studded slingbacks are all unapologetically sexy.

Aida is the new collection of handbags from Guess. A smoky colour palette is complemented by metallic studs, rings and buckles. Spacious compartments fit all your essentials; multi-length handles allow comfortable carriage.

Fashion jewellery from Marc Cain is high on glint and shine. Metallic elements blend with crystals, faux pearls and ribbons for a vintage-futuristic mish mash. The neckpieces, cuffs and bracelets instantly add an edge to any outfit.

Etro women’s prêt arrives in India. The Autumn Winter 2010-11 collection, entitled Wunderkammer, is inspired by a cabinet of curiosities. Go satisfy your own curiosities at Mumbai’s Palladium store and come back with armloads.

2. Material Men
Goodies for the guys

Arrow launches its Body Tailored Suits collection at its stores, aimed to specifically cater to the body types of Indian men, bringing in the best of European style elements but customising them for the subcontinent. Smart thinking.

Aiming to bridge the gap between mainstream and luxury men’s markets, Turkish brand Tween arrives in India. Fabric is the focus of this accessible designer brand that represents Istanbul’s vibrant energy and the blended spirit of its many cultures.

Reebok introduces the Winter 2010 models of its much talked-about ZigTech footwear range. ‘An energy drink for your feet’ being the tagline, the technology claims to reduce wear and tear in leg muscles, allowing you to train 20 per cent more. And the colours are snazzy too.

3. Tech Talk
Gadgets at your service

The latest model of the Tag Heuer Meridiist arrives decked up in black diamonds, dressed in black lizard leather and accented with 18K rose gold. Talk suave and charm them all.

My Dior Shanghai Blue is the French luxury brand’s latest offering. The body of the phone as well as the inlaid marquetry within the 316L hand-brushed stainless steel grid are made of hand-chiselled pure sapphire crystal. Precious.

The BlackBerry Torch smartphone combines a full touch-screen experience with keyboard facilities, the new BlackBerry 6 featuring a Web Kit browser, plus 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Addictive.

Scene snips
Style bytes to keep you updated

Gucci is partnering with rapper Jay-Z, on the release of his first book, Decoded – the music icon’s story of the hidden meanings behind his songs. One of the 300 pages of the book was revealed at the fashion brand’s 5th Avenue flagship store in New York. The page is printed on the lining of a Gucci one-of-a-kind leather bomber jacket designed by creative director Frida Giannini in collaboration with Jay-Z.



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