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Goings On for January-February 2014

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JEWELLERY TALK

Forevermark collaborated with Tarun Tahiliani to host a fabulous day of style at the Malabar Gold store in Mumbai. Present at the occasion were Sachin Jain, president, Forevermark India, along with Fanzeem Ahmed, associate director, and other representatives of Malabar Gold and Diamonds. Tarun Tahiliani interacted with the patrons and shared tips on selecting the perfect bridal ensemble for the upcoming wedding season. Tarun accessorised the outfits with jewellery crafted with Forevermark diamonds and gold jewellery from Malabar Gold and Diamonds.

KEEPING TIME

Abhishek Bachchan, Omega’s brand ambassador, and Jean Claude Monachon, Omega’s vice president of product development inaugurated the Omega Co-Axial Exhibition that was recently held at the Inorbit Mall in Mumbai. The exhibition offered guests guided tours featuring dazzling displays of the ‘Co-Axial’ watch movements.

GLITTERING GOLD

AmfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, launched its inaugural fundraising event in India which was presented by Cyrus Poonawalla. The star couple Abhishekh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Sharon Stone, amfAR’s global fundraising chair, hosted the gala at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. The event featured a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction, and a special performance by Ke$ha. The event also featured a gold fashion show in collaboration with LoveGold – an initiative by the World Gold Council that showcased India’s top design trio – Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal.
AmfAR India drew an exciting and diverse range of distinguished guests including Hillary Swank, amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole, Anuj Gupta, Rocky Malhotra, Neeta Ambani, Shobha De, Suchitra Pillai, Nandita Mahtani, Nargis Fakhri, Nethra Raghuraman and Vikram Chatwal.

COCKTAILS AND MORE…

Ishu Datwani, chief executive officer, Anmol Jewellers, Mumbai, recently hosted a special cocktail evening for his loyal patrons and friends. Preeti Jhangiani, Praveen Dabbas, Riva Babbar, Varsha and Ramesh Taurani among others bonded over cocktails and sampled delicious pan-Asian food at the recently launched Auriga lounge in Mumbai.

CELEBRATING LOVE

India’s ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna and wife Supriya celebrated their Platinum Day of Love and unveiled the season’s Platinum Love Bands – Endless Love range by C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons (CKC). Also present at the event were Vinod Hayagriv, managing director of CKC and Vaishali Banerjee, country manager India, Platinum Guild International.
“Today, commemorating our Platinum Day of Love with these beautiful Love Bands symbolises the eternal love, trust and commitment in our relationship,” said Rohan Bopanna as he lovingly exchanged the platinum bands with his wife at the event.

WEDDING VOWS

At the fourth edition of the India Bridal Fashion Week in Mumbai, the World Gold Council showcased its latest edition of Azva, the 22-karat bridal jewellery. The gorgeous Chitrangada Singh took to the ramp in Azva jewellery. The jewellery comprised beautiful designs from miniature jhumkis and pendant sets to seven-row rani haars that can go well beyond one’s wedding day. At the same event, models at the Tarun Tahiliani show were bedecked in ‘Tarun Tahiliani for Azva’ jewellery, while Esha Gupta, wearing Azva jewellery, sashayed down the runway for J.J. Valaya.

GRANDIOSE DISPLAY

Vikas Chain & Jewellery showcased its luxurious jewellery collection designed by Sulish Verma at the ‘Ravishing Wedding Awards 2013’ held at the Kingdom of Dreams, New Delhi. The evening commenced with the distribution of the awards by style icon and Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor. Hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala, the glittery affair saw models take to the stage in vibrant jewellery pieces from Vikas Chain & Jewellery.

FASHION BRIGADE

Luxury designer boutique Farfetch celebrated Le Mill’s addition to its network by organising a fabulous soiree along with Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor at the boutique’s flagship store in Mumbai.
Established by Cecilia Morelli Parikh, Julie Leymarie and Aurélie de Cort, Le Mill is the first Indian store to join Farfetch’s network. Le Mill worked closely with some of India’s emerging fashion designers to create a range of exclusive collections for Farfetch. Actors and fashion designers such as Jacqueline Fernandes, Rhea Kapoor, Masaba, Anita Dongre, Mandira Bedi, Nachiket Barve, Vikram Raizada, Nishka Lulla, Purab Kohli and Anaita Shroff attended the do.

ROYAL INNINGS

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Jewellery brand Entice re-launched its Jaipur boutique amidst much fanfare with Princess Diya Kumari inaugurating the store. Having launched the boutique four years ago, the flagship store was recently remodelled to better suit royal tastes. The relaunch took place on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras in November, and the brand introduced a new range of kundan-polki jewellery for the festive and wedding season.

A FITTING TRIBUTE

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At a special evening, talented cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Hublot’s brand ambassador for India received a one-of-its-kind ruby-studded tribute from Biren Vaidya, managing director of Rose Group of Companies and Arjun Vaidya at Rose: The Watch Bar.

PLATINUM MOMENTS

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Singer and actor Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira unveiled an exclusive range of Platinum Love Bands – Endless Love collection with Ranka Jewellers at Pune. The couple relived their special moments and exchanged Platinum Love Bands. The latest platinum collection includes infinity symbols, endless love knots and duo bands that celebrate emotions of everlasting love.

CELEB QUOTIENT

Lokesh Gurnani and Hitesh Gurnani celebrated the launch of their new Lista Jewels showroom in Bandra, Mumbai. The exquisite diamond jewellery brand also presented its special festive collection, keeping in mind the upcoming festivities. The launch was star-studded with celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Zarine Khan, Carol Gracias, Juhi Pande, Binal and Pia Trivedi, Shonali Nagrani and Suchitra Pillai.

TWO’S COMPANY

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Jewellery designer Roopa Vohra and multifaceted Bollywood personality Raveena Tandon Thadani celebrated the launch of Divaa, their line of co-designed jewellery. Hosted at Roopa Vohra’s flagship store in Juhu, the launch saw several of Roopa and Raveena’s well-wishers in attendance, including Amrita Arora, Shabana Azmi, Anu Dewan, Divya Dutta, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Mandira Bedi, Divya Kumar, Maria Goretti, Dia Mirza, Salma Khan, Alvira Agnihotri and Poonam Dhillon among others.

MODERN ALCHEMY

Rado’s brand ambassador and Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan unveiled the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Plasma Ceramic watch at an event in Mumbai. Rado’s CEO Matthias Breschan explained the magic behind the high-tech ceramic plasma. “Tranformed at high temperature, the ceramic evokes a metallic shine despite the absence of any metal,” he said at the event. Hrithik received one of the first pieces of the ground- breaking HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph in plasma high-tech ceramic and commented, “To be one of the first people to wear this watch means a lot to me. The plasma technology just blows my mind and it’s amazing to think I have a genuine piece of modern alchemy on my wrist.”

AN EVENING IN PARIS

A host of celebrities from around the world joined TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Linder at the most star-packed party of the Paris season. TAG celebrated the opening of its new flagship boutique near Opera Garnier and the 50th anniversary of its iconic Carrera line of racing-inspired sports watches and chronographs. The biggest names in motor racing along with actors, singers, fashion editors, politicians and the brand’s star ambassador, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio attended the event.

A STELLAR SOIREE

Leading luxury brand consultant Nisha Jamvwal hosted an elegant soiree at Zoya showcasing its stunning new collection Celestium to Mumbai’s achievers. Manisha Girotra, Moelis India’s CEO, Gopal Jain, managing director at Gaja Capital Partners, Maneesha Ruia, artist Kahini Merchant, Malini Aggarwala, designer Shouger Merchant, NGO heads Piali Syam, Pooja Kapoor and Paddy Nandekar, and Amreesh Gulati, managing director of Finance at Standard Chartered were some of the corporate honchos that dropped by at the store. They enjoyed an interactive evening of conversation and networking while appreciating Zoya’s extravagant collection.

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Gehna Jewellers celebrated the launch of their new collection designed by Shaheen Abbas at their showroom in Mumbai. The collection, The Magic of the Mashrabiyas, is inspired by ornate latticed windows of Arabia. Sunil and Kiran Datwani along with Shaheen Abbas played hosts to guests such as Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, Mandira Bedi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Mini Mathur, Shruti Seth, Neeta and Nishka Lulla, Sharmilla and Shaan Khanna among several others. Shaheen’s husband, Roshan Abbas along with their daughter Ayatal also attended the event.

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