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Published: Volume 19, Issue 3, March, 2011
Travel means comfort, adventure and fun. Fashionably so...

1. Market Newbies
Luscious introductions to the shelves

Footwear designer Nayantara Sood is now stocking her range of shoes – Taramay – at the capital’s edgy fashion hub White. The season’s collection of ballet flats is crafted in suede, satin and quilted leather. Yummy and comfy.

Ela by Joyjit Talukdar, the most talked-about new ‘green’ label, is now available at The Verandah in Bengaluru. Pure organic cotton is luxuriously comfortable, for your body as well as your conscience. Needless to say, the clothes look good too.

The Sun collection of eyewear from Roberto Cavalli features nine models in an array of colours. Most of the styles are large, with a retro bent. Big is, well, big this summer.

Fashion jewellery from Louis Vuitton’s SS11 range comes in four lines – Damier Perle, Eye Candy, Cosmopolitan and Cocktail Tropical. Contrast and coordination are the keywords. Enhance these with your own unique personality.

Gaurav Gupta’s dresses for this season are all about flow and movement. The signature drapes are complemented by unusual digital prints featuring cloud and antique clock motifs. Stand out.

Jimmy Choo’s new 24:7 bags and carriers – roomy totes, messengers, slouchy weekenders, trollies, passport and smartphone covers and more. Multiple sizes, a variety of exotic leathers, lots of options to mix and match. Jet, set, go.

My bambinos, now that the Gucci Kids line is available in India, please drag mommy and daddy to the stores and make them prove their love for you. The tycoons of tomorrow need to start early.

2. Material Men
Goodies for the guys

Diesel’s new collection, Mission Deep Altitude, is now out in stores. Preppy grunge and distress combine in a variety of combed cottons, absorbent knits, treated leathers and washed denims. Sport these with irreverence.

Buckle up with Versace’s belts this season. Simple, high quality textured leathers with geometric or ornamental stainless steel buckle clasps, just to add some jazz to the summer.

We love boys in boxers. The newly launched FCUK men’s underwear range offers much choice. Pick your print and be comfy.

3. Tech Talk
Gadgets at your service

As if the basic Dior phone was not desirable enough! Now the new Feuille D’Or version – as the name suggests – comes with 24 carat gold leaf embellishment. Need we even say that it is a sumptuous work of art? Talk is certainly not cheap.

Louis Vuitton’s new iPhone and iPad app, Amble, can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store. The array of features does not merely facilitate travel, but also transforms it into an enriching experience. Everything is a touch away.

Sony has launched the VAIO YB series – the pocket friendlier versions of the company’s most popular laptop computers. These 11.6” screen models weigh only 1.46 kg. The svelte shapes are complemented by vibrant shades.

Scene snips
Style bytes to keep you updated

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2011 will take place at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai between 11-15 March. This will be the final season for Sujal Shah, current Head of Fashion, IMG India. A new management duo comprising Gulshan Randhawa and Anjana Sharma have been appointed to the Lakmé team. Sujal, you will be missed.



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