Déjà Vu

First it was our Alex Dress and now our collection of the ruched dresses! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the similarity between our dresses and the one Beyoncé was seen wearing earlier this month.

As we said earlier, the fashion trends must be getting really global.
Get her style here with Ruched Dress in Royal Blue and Black.

And we have to ask you this Beyoncé, “How do you get those curves?”

-AK

The Beautiful Game

What happens when you take Superman and his heroine together and place them behind a 70’s Bollywood style flower garden? That’s what we wanted to know when some of us went to the Nature Morte Gallery last year.

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, photographed by Mikhil Saluja, Platform Magazine

The stylish but somewhat  eccentrically dressed duo Thukral & Tagra were exhibiting their installations and paintings as the original Superman film was being screened in one of the darker rooms. Another room was designed as a neat bedroom, very suggestive of what it symbolised.

‘Match Fixed’ at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

This was the ‘Put it On, Again’ exhibition. Apart from being beautifully colourful and the characters and motifs flying across the skies, there was an undercurrent of playful irony in these romantic depictions. Thukral & Tagra or T&T are contemporary artists who blur the lines between High Art and Popular Culture. Although their works are playful and humorous, they ask serious questions about sexuality and the new Indian identity in the 21st Century global context.

Details from ‘Put it On’ and ‘Put it On, Again’

And the best part of the exhibition for us was ‘The Beautiful Game’. It was a game of pool and whoever managed to get the ball into a pocket won cool underwear or flip flops.

The Beautiful Game Prizes

– SB

Calling Dips

Having friends over to watch the next one-day match at your house? We have a quick and easy dip for your appetizers which will have your friends licking their fingers (figuratively speaking, of course) even while holding their breath waiting on the Umpire’s decision.

The Hummus is one of the most popular Middle Eastern dips which is best served with fresh or toasted pita bread.

image source: foodnetwork

You will need:

  • 1 bowl of boiled chickpeas
  • 1 big lemon – juiced
  •  Green olives
  • Tahini paste – 2 tablespoons (add an edge to the flavour with grounded sesame seeds)
  • Garlic paste 1 ½ tablespoon
  •  Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – to taste (use freshly ground, if available)
  • Chopped parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Chilly powder

Blend the chickpeas (using the boiled water) into a thick paste. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper to the paste and mix for 3-5 minutes (or until smooth). You can add chopped olives for taste.

Place in serving bowl and create a shallow well at the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with chilly powder, chopped parsley and olives.

It can be served immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread and also stored in the fridge for 4-5days.

You can enjoy the match in your India Polo, India International Polo, The Googly T-shirt or the Man of the Match T-shirt.

 -MU

Amrita’s Letters

Last Sunday, we went over some love letters from over a period of 35 years and we were moved. Poignant, touching and at times funny, the letters were written by two people from very different backgrounds who ‘would not come together and could not stay apart’.

With just two characters, enacted by Shabana Azmi and Farooq Sheikh, narrating each other’s letters in Urdu, the play, directed by Feroz Khan, tells the universal tragedy of lovers who are split apart by fate. With only ‘reading’, and no actual dialogues, Tumhari Amrita is a new form of Indian theatre that challenges established norms of the art. But more importantly, it is a great tragedy of our times, and the harshest part of it is that it is almost tangibly real.

When the performance was over, we stood, transfixed amidst an audience which rose to give a standing ovation. Many had tears in their eyes and everyone simply applauded and stared at the empty stage where two lovers had just told their stories.

– SB

Seeing Stripes

(left to right) Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel and Jackie Kennedy

We all know how the story of the classic “nautical” stripes goes. Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Alexa Chung and Jackie Kennedy – the fashion makers adored them. And while these vintage lines have their own glamour, we have somehow, in the last few seasons noticed our wardrobe space being taken over by the Spring’s colourful stripes.
And that’s exactly the case this season too – the stripes are bigger, bolder and brighter.

Spring Stripes

Think nautical stripes in neat silhouettes, feminine cuts, and a vibrant colour palette.

You can find your stripes for the season at Sher Singh with the ‘Oh Carol’ Dress, the Brigitte Dress and the Donna Top.

(images from: tumblr, the sartorialist)

-AK

All White

White is the colour of purity. White is the colour of peace. And white looks good on everybody.

Spring might be all about colours but it’s not a bad idea to surprise your wardrobe with a flash of white this season. Clearly, we are obsessed.

Shop Sher Singh Whites for him and for her.

– SB

On the Red Carpet

You can say The Oscars is all about the golden guy, but we say it’s more than that – much more. There’s nothing bigger (and better) than The Oscars as far as the list of Best Dressed Celebrities goes.

Last year it was all about sequins, plum and the colour red, and from what we see, the trends definitely trickled down this year.
See what else they wore on the red carpet this year.

For the 84th Annual Academy Awards, we saw Ms. Jolie in her usual black (she still stole ALL our attention), Meryl Streep won hearts with her shimmering gown (and the Best Actress Award) and last year’s winner Natalie Portman looked elegant in her retro polka dotted gown.

Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Meryl Streep, Milla Jovovich, Penelope Cruz

See who else made our Best Dressed list this Oscars.

Lea Thompson, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Ann Miller, Stacy Keibler, Meryl Streep, Rose Byrne

It was all bling last night. The celebrities were sparkling head to toe in their sequinned dressed and gowns.

Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Jane Seymour

Whilst it’s not easy to grab attention with a red dress on a red carpet, the ‘lady(s) in red’ truly stole the show with their breathtaking style and glamour.

Sheila E, Shailene Woodley, Rooney Mara, Octavia Spencer, Kelly Ripa, Gwyneth Paltrow

Giving red a trend collision was the colour white.  From our fashion-favourite Gwyneth Paltrow to the new IT girl, Rooney Mara, everybody seemed to be wearing the colour.

Milla Jovovich, Bingbing Li, Kate Mara, Berenice Bejo

And as we said earlier, Lace is Back and the Oscars Red Carpet just put a confirmatory stamp on the fact.

-AK

Sher Singh-ing

There was this ad in a newspaper a few weeks ago and it said something like, “Life is too short… to be stuck in traffic jams… to hate the rains because of water logging… (and most importantly) to work in depressing offices”.

Very true. And we take that last statement very seriously at Sher Singh. So we make sure we party a lot.

Sher Singhers and Lisa Haydon at TC

And as Steve Jobs said, ‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do’.
Do you?

– SB

The 1947 Story

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new… We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947)

Celebrating the epic Indian heritage, the 1947 polos, in black, navy and white, pay tribute to the great leaders who made it all possible.

We believe it’s more than just a shirt. It’s our pride.

– SB

Wearing Lace

Lace is back, again. See how the fashionistas style the season’s trend according to their taste.

Wearing Lace (click to enlarge)

(Lisa Haydon, photographer: Anushka Menon, other images: fabsugar, justjared, dailymail, whatkatewore, usmagazine)

-AK

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