Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's not so Greek to me

H A PP Y  B I R TH D A Y 
PARASKEVAS!

The only Greek I have met. And what a nice and gorgeous one he was. 
Had met Paraskevas Boubourakas some years ago while he was traveling across India and we were looking for a model for a menswear brand shoot at my previous work place. We were sold once we saw his images with Gisele Bundchen posing for D&G underwear ads. He was a grounded guy too, who went on to travel and photograph the Himalayan region on his own which he later displayed at an exhibition in Athens. He also got back into modelling soon after the India trip and judging by his facebook updates is doing super well for himself.

Some images from his latest work:
Spanish GQ fashion shoot
Roberto Cavalli MFW
Maison Martin Margiela
Giorgio Armani
Jean Paul Gaultier
Wrangler Bluebell SS 2012 campaign
 PS: He has also published a book about health and fitness. sigh* Some people are such go-getters. You can get more details of the book here (if only you understand Greek, of course)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shi* friends What's App

Never had BlackBerry. and never really felt the need to have BB messenger. But the Whats App application is pretty swell to share shi* jokes you share with your friends. Unfortunately for my friends, they sometimes share photos on WhatsApp, which I of course have posted here for your viewing pleasure.
 Enjoy!

": who said kids cant have fun " (pic)
": Tell me quick! brown or green? or both?!"
": Little Mermaid"
response: "What's the nose?"
": HEY! At your boutique. seems like the dress is in my size but not my budget"
":just another day shooting swimwear. no biggie"

Young and fun

Grazia India current issue celebrates its 4th Anniversary with Gucci creative director guest editing the issue and Depika Padukone wearing Gucci art deco beaded dress on its cover. The issue also announces the winners of their Young Fashion Awards 2012.

Here is a list of winners as listed by Grazia India: 
  • Pero by Aneeth Arora : 'the Graduate' the award for best establishment of a label, both domestically and globally
  • Morphe by Amit Aggarwal: 'Best seller collection of the year'
  • Kallol Datta 1955 : 'Dream Dealer' best innovations
  • Shivan & Narresh: 'Globe Trotters' making the 'made in India' label global.
  • Shift by Nimish Shah: 'Grazia Label Alert' The best of brand new labels that were featured in Grazia India's namesake pages every issue.
  • '5X' by Ajit Kumar: 'Grazia Label Alert'
  • Ela by Joyjit: 'Green Thimble' maximising style with minimum carbon footprint
  • Paromita Banerjee: 'IndiCool' -an evolved contemporary face of Indian wear. 
  • Taramay by Nayantra Sood: Best Accessories (shoes)
  • Poem by Sonia Sekhri: Best Accessories (bags)
  • Valliyan by Nitya: Best Accessories (jewelery)
  • Atsu Sekhose: 'Red Carpet Glamour'
  • ex.pression.ist n by Mohammed Javed Khan : Menswear
  • NorBlack NorWhite by Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya : Guest Editor's pick
To read more about the awards and understand better the meaning of the awards {I had to}, you can pick up the April 2012 issue available on newsstand.

Some images from the celebration party hosted by the magazine:

Model Surilee Joseph wearing Kallol Datta SS 2012 dress

Surilee with Kallol. The designers were supposed to bring a muse dressed in their collection for the evening it seemed.

Narresh Kukreja in a party mode (LIT + Collar shirt button undone). All the reason to party, they have been making news every week now. [will tell more soon]

Grazia photographer Taras Taraporvala holding up the shoot he did in this issue. Can't decide what is cuter him or his name. 

Javed wearing his own creation (both)

Shivan Bhatiya - Sujal Shah - Surilee Joseph - Narresh Kukreja - Hot Monsieur Cleavage