Ombre! Ombre ! THE ART OF DIP DYED HAIR

So what is my take on the reinvented ombre trend? I love it because now dark haired girls can go dip dyed and two shaded with graded colour. I wasn’t much of a fan of ombre hair as long as it was blonde to multi coloured ends because I couldn’t have it. I liked some…

Is your beauty brand talking to you ?

I like it when a beauty brand talks to me without fake posturing and uses its packaging smartly to share its brand story. They are fun and honest and I don’t mean the ‘honesty’ where cellulite and dark circles are elevated to some post modern, post feminist, self esteem nurturing level which ironically sounds really…

Should we be taking supplements?

Supplements are everywhere. I wrote this article for Vogue exploring some commonly used supplements. While writing the article I decided to start on a course of Biotin (after checking with the doc) just to check the claims. It didn’t make my nails strong but my hair fall definitely seemed less after about two weeks. However…

Love is in the air

When is a fragrance a fragrance and when does it become an “olfactory poem”? “Olfactory poems” is how luxury brand Hermes describes its Hermessence line http://uk.hermes.com/perfumes/hermessence.html  which is for both men and women. If you can’t get the Birkin you can treat yourself to a fragrance 🙂 While I have put a picture of Santal…

Saffronart preview at Four seasons

Had a good  time at the Saffronart pre auction viewing last night. Besides the fact the show as well organized and the wine was good  there was space and time to stand and look at every piece as the viewing was spread over two venues . Seeing a roomful of Moderns was a bonus as…

Alive : Indian Contemporary Art Auction at Saffron art

Looking forward to the Indian contemporary art preview this evening hosted by SAFFRONART a few days before their actual ALIVE auction at The Four Seasons on Saturday Feb 15th. The appeal of contemporary art is that it is part of our collective memory and easy to understand (ok, not always) as we often share similar…

Rouge in Love : A Valentine’s day pout

So I scored my two lippies for the season : Boudoir Rose and Pink Bonbon. Both have a bit of ‘pop’ but are fresh and make your face come alive . I was actually at the Lancome counter yesterday for a different purpose- to check and test their Dreamtone complexion corrector after I went for…

Munch& Warhol: The art of multiples

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist of the late nineteenth -early twentieth century and his work “The Scream “ is one of the world’s most recognized artworks or should be in my opinion. I stumbled upon this exhibition some months ago and it was interesting to see how one artist can play off against another’s…

Lancome’s DreamTone – skin enhancer, corrector or diffuser ??

Lancôme’s DreamTone launch at the Palladium hotel poolside was typical of a Lancôme event- very French and very elegant. Balmy weather, pink cocktails, flowing gowns and a facialist and skin expert were on hand to give us our own DreamTone moments It was a well-attended event and fun to meet with beauty editors and bloggers…

The Art of Bengal : Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

DAG or Delhi art gallery, a recent entrant on the Mumbai gallery scene is tucked away in a Kalalghoda bylane, opposite the Jewish synagogue and right at the entrance of the street heading towards Kalaghoda cafe and Trishna. Their first exhibition is a collection of art from Bengal spanning three floors and about two hundred…

Aesthetic Bind : Chemould Art Gallery Mumbai

Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer is the fourth in Geeta Kapur’s superbly curated series ‘Aesthetic bind’ to celebrate fifty years of Gallery Chemould’s existence. The other three were Subject of Death, Citizen Artist and Phantomata. Cabinets, closets, archives, vaults, crypts and cellars are explored by artists as they look at their own individual museums of memories. I…