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The Enchantress of Bollywood

Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Bachchan look stunning on the cover of this month’s Elle India?  She looks ethereal here in a dress by Rohit Bal, one of my favourite Indian designers.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a copy of the magazine in Canada to be able to share more. But, I think these pictures speak a thousand words about Ash’s classic beauty.


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Bringing Bollywood Home

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It’s almost Diwali, the festival of light, and these kitschy pillows from Urban Barn are making me smile.  They are perfect for adding a bit of Bollywood glamour to any lounge space. Who doesn’t want Aishwariya Rai or Hrithik Roshan gracing their home?  The sequined pillows show the Bollywood superstars in their decadent costumes from the 2008 Jodhaa Akbar period film . Rekha who ruled Bollywood long before today’s ‘it’ girls is also not forgotten.

Bollywood Movie Slides Cushion

The jute rice bag cushions would most certainly amuse the farmers back home in India.

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A Bit Unexpected

(Image via New York Times Style Magazine)

The handsome French actor Gaspard Ulliel (who came on the American scene in Hannibal Rising) stars in the ad film for CHANEL’s latest men’s fragrance, BLEU DE CHANEL.  It’s directed by the brilliant Martin Scorsese who cleverly selected the Rolling Stones song “She Said Yeah” as the soundtrack for his short and gritty masterpiece.

“Martin Scorsese is a director whom I’ve admired for a long time,” says Gaspard Ulliel. “I see him as one of the greatmasters of contemporary filmmaking. Throughout the five days of work, he overflowed with energy and enthusiasm and achieved something that truly stands out from other fragrance commercials.”

The woodsy BLEU DE CHANEL fragrance was created by CHANEL Master Perfumer Jacques Polge and contains notes of citrus, peppermint, pink peppercorn, nutmeg, ginger, jasmine, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum and frankincense.

Wearing BLEU might encourage the modern man to ‘be unexpected’ like Gaspard Ulliel in the film.  How intriguing!

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Can India bring back the beauty Crown?

India isn’t being hailed as the new Brazil for no reason. It’s a country full of beautiful, sultry women and Ushoshi Sengupta, Miss India Universe 2010, is one of them.  The Miss Universe pageant takes in Las Vegas on August 23rd and Ushoshi is hoping to bring the Crown back to the homeland.  Bollywood beauty Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.  The 21-year old hopeful is hoping to make it big in Bollywood like her peers if she wins the title.  Surprise, surprise!

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Eat Pray Love RIDE


I’ve always been a fan of the Electra Bicycle Co., and  Julia Roberts is shown here riding the Electra Amsterdam in her latest film, Eat Pray Love.  The movie, based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, opens in theatres today.

As far as myself, I have my eyes on this beauty. Electra - Women's Ticino 8D - Wintermint (Electra Ticino 8D in Wintermint)

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A Dash of SALT

Angelina Jolie’s new flick SALT about a Russian spy, looks as interesting as her colorful personal life.  The glamorous actress and her newly beardless partner, Brad Pitt dazzled the red carpet at Monday’s SALT premiere in Los Angeles.  Angelina looked stunning in a short sequined Armani dress and Brad dapper in a Tom Ford suit.

SALT director Phillip Noyce seems to have no regrets giving Angelina the lead in the film, which was originally intended for Tom Cruise.  “You really believe that she is knocking those bad guys down with such strength!” he said.

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The Girl is Hot

With a new action-packed film out with Tom Cruise, Knight and Day, Cameron Diaz is currently gracing many of the magazine covers right now.  Here are some pictures from InStyle’s July issue to get us all doing a few more sit-ups.

Cameron Diaz: InStyle July 2010

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