Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Louboutin V/S Yves Saint Laurent. Pick your side!



The signature Louboutin red soles.

The infamous YSL shoes.


After Yves Saint Laurent got taken to court over copying the trade marked 'Red Sole' look from Christian Louboutin, YSL fought back stating 'Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz.' However, it is also very important to know that whenever YSL does a pair of Tribtoos' or Tributes, their soles always match the colour of the shoe, so why should they have made an exception for this one shoe, you know?
All this has me torn.
I love both labels.
Louboutin IS my personal idol and everything I want to be (and wear) and, while YSL's statements were a little bizarrely true , stating examples from Dorothy's shoes and King Lousis' shoes' Louboutin DID trade mark the red soles. And it would be wrong to see the signature red soles on any other labelled shoes. But then again, as Carmen Steffens of Brazil, a footwear label from Sao Paulo stated (also after being taken to court) that they found it 'surprising' that any brand would reserve the right to any colour. 

I think it's safe to say that this whole drama goes fairly deeper than just what it seems.
I understand where Louboutin comes from because that IS his signature look and thus any label should refrain from copying it, simply because it can be misleading in so many ways!
So by the end of it all, my heart and 'sole' (Geddit? the pun i just used? Oh I'm a genius, I am) does, and forever lie with Christian Louboutin and no one else. It's true. 

I just hope Louboutin finds a way out of this without seeming to be the evil one amongst the fashion insiders. His claims are only fair, I suppose. Regardless, as much as I do like YSL shoes and all, Louboutin always will hold a significant space in my heart because of the inspiration he's given me, the sheer beauty he's responsible for and making woman kind a happier kind of humans. It's true. Women are most happy when they're either given a huge diamond or a pair of Louboutins.
Soon, time will come when kneeling down on one knee, presenting a pair of Louboutins as a form of proposal to marriage is going to be a common thing and women are going to wear the shoes like their wedding rings- every day, every night. True story.
Louboutin has always made women look gorgeous. And always will. 


Therefore: I'm always and forever and undoubtedly on the Louboutin team. 
Currently the reason why I'm starving myself. Must.afford.these.shoes.



Friday, May 20, 2011

Margiela has fun shoes.





Are these shoes appropriate? I mean, you know? Like, it's a little inconsiderate no?



LOVE these.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kim Kardashian in Falguni and Shane Peacock.

These two designers really got their stuff sorted out because everyone from JLo to Britney Spears to Rihanna and Nikki Minaj and now Kim Kardashian have worn their clothes to either TV shows, to red carpets to performances and photo shoots.
The newest one to jump onto the Falguni and Shane Peacock wagon was Kim Kardashian wearing looks from their fall 2010 collection. Honestly, I thought she'd be exposed to the beauty of the brand before a lot of people but I guess not. It took a photoshoot for Kim to wear two looks from Peacock. I always pictured her wearing that gold and black sheer dress on the red carpet of a night in Vegas or something so I'm a little disappointed to learn that she got all this dolled up in a Peacock creation for just a shoot. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the shoes she wore with this but her stylist Monica is pure genius, so you never have anything to worry about.
I like the Peacock creations on her. It was made for this sexy Armenian. It was made for someone with a voluptuous body like hers and she owns these looks.
Can't wait to see her in more of the Peacocks wonderful creations. I'm so happy our Indian designers are going places. First Manish Arora, then slowly and steadily Shivan Narresh and now Falguni and Shane Peacock. Proud moment for an Indian Fashion Blogger. :')












Pictures credit: High Heel Confidential, Kim Kardashians celebuzz website.


Too Much Too Young? Hailee Steinfeld the new face of Miu Miu.

So word broke out the Hailee Steinfeld, the 14 (?) yeard old girl is the new face of Miu Miu. Which is totally awesome for her. But are kids really old enough to handle the pressure that is attached to this level of fame? I mean, she's being thrown into a world where mature people find it hard to cope. What with latest fashions and trends and money being thrown around like toilet paper. Do you think this is the right way for a mere teenager to grow up? The right enviroment? Attending big parties at swanky clubs at the age of 14? I don't know, this doesn't sit too well with me. :\
Then again, Dakota Fanning also did a photo ad campaign for Marc Jacobs and Elle Fanning did a motion picture for Rodarté. But despite that all, being the face of a brand for a whole season is a bigger deal, no?
Hailee Steinfeld.




What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

90210- Ivy's Big Fat Indian wedding.

I found it hilarious when. during the 'meet the parents' scene, Raj (Cliché much?) refers to his parents as MATA AND PITA. Who the hell calls their parents Mata Pita anymore, or ever did? Whadda joke.
Hah. And then she finally gets married with the mehendi and what not. Wearing a traditional red lehenga with dupatta and those bangles Indian brides wear. And as all things true to Ivy, she added boots to go with her wedding attire, therefore, showing, that there's practically nothing in this world she'll ever take seriously. Oh well.
The groom, Raj arrived in a full Baarat with Dixon, Navid, Teddy and the whole bunch dancing away to the band. HILARIOUS.
The wedding was organized by none other than Naomi, who wore her own westernised version of a sari. Peacock blue in colour with gold block printing on it. Well, she did look good. Because she added orange nail paint and lipstick which went with the general attire+blonde hair+white skin. So yeah, good job on that one. Silver wore a dress. Lame. Annie wore some maxi dress made out of Indian fabric. Which was probably all the Indian that dress obtained. The boys wore shirts and trousers so I was a little bit let down by that, but oh well.

I may or may not have taken some screen shots. :D
Check it out.
The Bride.

The Brides maids.

What they wore.

Ivy and her mom.

The Wedding Ceremony.



Tying the knot.


Lol. Bollywood dance moves. Fail.

Nicely done make up. Fail mehendi.



Chillin' 


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sonam Kapoor in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture- Cannes Film Festival 2011

The new face of Loreal, Sonam Kapoor made her way to the Cannes Film Festival. And everyone was supremely excited to see what she's wearing. Well there we have it.
She wore a white Jean Paul Gaultier gown with Chopard and Amrapali jewelry. Her hair is done up and her make up looks good.
She's made the correct red carpet appearance. All eyes are on her and she knows it. She might have possibly taken the spotlight away from Aishwarya Rai a little but look at absolutely gorgeous she looks!
Sonam Kapoor in Jean Paul Gaultier with Fan Bing Bing.



This picture is not mine, I do not claim any ownership of it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

My tribute to Brothers And Sisters.


As my favorite shows air their season finales I would be upset about the fact that I had nothing to look forward to come every Sunday and Monday. But sought comfort in the fact that it would come back, sooner or later. Packed with new characters, drama and a whole lot of laughing. I almost thought it was inevitable.
Until ofcourse, ABC announced the cancellation of Brothers And Sisters. My all time favorite show. This news has made me awfully upset. Beyond belief. Beyond normal, perhaps. But if you were attached to a show like I was to this, perhaps you would understand.
Every Sunday night. I would make myself a nice meal, all set with either a can of Fanta or Banana milk, and sometimes, in true Walker Style- Wine. Sit in front of my computer, watching daily dramas come to life whilst enjoying my chicken Kievs and Croissant with Fanta/Banana milk/Wine. 
I still remember moments that made me cry, like the time when the entire family got into an accident, or the time where Robert, Kittys husband died or even when Kevin and Scotty finally got married (Tears of happiness). Those moments felt true, it felt like I was there, witnessing every moment of it. When Nora would go crazy trying to host a perfect family dinner, or when Sarah would have some happy moments with her two kids or when Kitty finally got her baby boy. Everything felt so real. Every emotion I felt, was real.
My love for the show will never end. Other than love for Wine, the show taught me to be happy, love, be a part of something great, to connect with my family the way they did. To laugh and cherish the moments that counted and to learn from times when it got difficult. To be able to deal with things in a mature manner. To understand the consequences of the actions I might take. It taught me that love has no boundaries. It taught me to be forgiving, to love till your heart can love no more, and then some, to drink Wine and enjoy it, it taught me that the greatest joys in life can come from the simplest of things. It taught me that parenting isn't an easy task, but a task worth taking on, a life worth living and company worth having. Ever since the show aired, I have had a deep desire to have my own family with five children. Yes, it's true. I let the show, perhaps, take over my life. All my feelings, senses and thoughts. But what's so wrong with that? The show only had the most positive things to teach. 
The brilliant performance by each cast members was always such a pleasure to watch. From Kevin (amazing job with the accent btw, totally spot on) to Kitty who faced the turmoils she did during the 5 seasons it lasted for) to Sarah and her own family and Justin with his drug problems and Rebecca and her mother, a story so many people out there could relate to. These past few years of my life have been memorable ones. The past Idontknowhowmany Sundays, each night with a fancy meal and drink prepared, gave me a wonderful Monday morning after. 
I realized how strong the basic foundation of a family is. It's non judgmental, always available to help, almost always entertaining and always there in your time of need, sorrow or joy. 
The Walker clan taught me how to enjoy the basic things in life. It was never about fancy fashion trends or celebrity like lifestyles, it was always true to itself, true to everything it stood for and true to everything good in life.
The Walker family and that show is my definition of family. 
Needless to say, with the show being cancelled, I've lost all respect for ABC. There are somethings always worth fighting for and always worth hanging on to, too bad ABC didn't realize that, and now it's too late. I feel saddened by the loss. I feel like I've lost 12 great people in my life. People who meant the world to me. I always pictured myself growing old with this show. Watching the little kids grow up and have a life of their own, have Sally Fields retire while the show must go on(not that it would be the same without her) and watch Kevin and Scotty be the wonderful parents they could be. Watch Luc and Sarah raise Sarahs children into the most amazing individuals, leading a wonderful life, a life of example. 
Watch Saul and his boyfriend finally commit to each other, watch Kitty have another baby with her younger boyfriend, living happily together. Watch Rebecca and Holly Harper coming back with new stories to tell, watch Kevin finally live his life with Rebecca the way they were meant to. Watch Tom become the responsible adult he could be.
This show has brought tears of sadness and joy, heavy laughter and bottles and bottles of Wine into my life. I'm happy this happened. I'm happy I stayed up late, with my tray on my lap, eating and watching the one show that was my reality away from reality.
What's ironic is that Reality TV shows offer you real life experiences following famous people around for months, giving you a wide view into their lives and homes. But nothing was more real than this show itself. Brothers And Sisters. Every episode was real. Everything felt true and every Sunday felt like a week long of emotions portrayed in the show.
It's sad to see it go. It upsets me to know that my Sunday nights will never be the same again. So, I, Dhruv Aditya Davé, raise a toast to the most eclectic family of people and everything that happened with them. Here's a toast to the most brilliant, terrific, phenomenal and true actors. Thank you. Thank you for bringing us into your lives, letting us live with you, in the moment and enjoy it as much as you did. Cry as much as you did. Laugh as much as you did and hate as much as you did. Your on-screen family has led a life of example of humanitarianism, taught me, amongst others, to be forgiving, accepting, loving, entertaining bunch of alcoholics. And for that I thank you. Thank you for the memories that can never be replaced. Thank you for all those Sunday night meals that I will forever cherish. Thank you for helping me learn life lessons. Thank you for everything you are. Thank you. 
I wish the cast the best for the future. Nothing short. Each and every cast member/actor is destined for even greater things in life, as hard as it is to top this one. I wish them the success they deserve. And you'll forever be known as Kevin, Sarah, Tommy, Kitty, Justin, Rebecca, Holly, Saul, Luc and Nora. I don't quite care what your real names are, because as far as I'm concerned, you'll always be who you played on the show.

It breaks my heart to say goodbye but it must be done. Goodbye everyone of you amazing people.
(I'm all teary eyed now). Thanks for the memories.

Love always,
Dhruv.