British Airways’ film extravaganza, Silent Picturehouse, celebrated the centenary of Indian cinema in Mumbai last week, with Arjun Rampal, Malaika Arora Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Mandira Bedi, Chitrangda Singh, Minissha Lamba, and Sophie Choudry among the red-carpet VIPs.
The event, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, had Bollywood screenings in three cinemas over the December 16â18 period, showing Dharma Productions’ Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, among others, hand-picked by Karan Johar, the film director and producer. The films were played in a space that re-created the in-flight entertainment experience. Guests tuned in to the movie of their choice and wore wireless headphones while seated in the environment of a traditional cinema.
Bedi said, âSilent Picturehouse was an exciting and unique experience brought by British Airways. I was curious to know I would travel the world from my seat as the invite said but I must say I quite enjoyed it. Great experience.’ Arbaaz Khan, meanwhile, called it ‘a fab experience’.
Said Malaika Arora Khan, ‘I was quite curious about the concept of British Airwaysâ Silent Picturehouse and how it would work. I really enjoyed the experience of indulging in British Airwaysâ hospitality whilst watching some of the biggest super hits of Bollywood. This is something we enjoy on our long-haul flights when we travel with British Airways. A unique cinematic experience to remember!’
Kapoor noted, ‘I had a great time at British Airways’ Silent Picturehouse to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. It was definitely a unique experience, something I have not experienced or seen anywhere before this. Itâs important to keep your audience in mind while introducing initiatives for them and like Bollywood, British Airways does a great job of that. Itâs fun to be here tonight.’
Another supporter, former model and Miss India-turned-designer Queenie Dhody, got to showcase her line of jewellery at Silent Picturehouse.
The after-party took place at AER Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel, with teas from Twinings.
The Silent Picturehouse concept was created by British Airways in 2010 and was originally used to mark its partnership with BAFTA.
This week’s stylish Instagram moments include the absolutely stunning supermodel and former Victoriaâs Secret “Angel” Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. This shot shows Rosie looking like a 1960s bombshell with big hair, winged lashes and a vixen-like expression: this look really suits her! Another awesome make-up look this week is from Miroslava Duma, who has become a regular in my Instagram fashion round-ups. Fashion writer Miroslava looks effortlessly chic and radiant in a tan sweater with a wavy bob, glowing skin and wine-red lips.
My mani-gram this week is off DJ Bip Lingâs Instagram. I have never been a fan of square nails until nowâIâm really getting behind these ones, and they look awesome! And in a fabulous powder-pink tone, no less.
Aussie clothing label Friend of Mine posted a vintage pic of Drew Barrymore. The â90s shot shows Drew looking funky and truly banginâ in a black bra with a chunky cross necklace showing off her body. Her smile here is the real winner though, so beautiful and natural. Speaking of beautiful, this week, the Olsen twins’ label, the Row, posted a once-again vintage image from photographer Richard Avedon. The pic shows the model in a â60s-type pose with a dramatic-sculpted floral dress.
One of my girl-crushes, actress Mila Kunis, posts a pic of herself this week looking utterly stylish in double denim. Mila pairs this with a smoky-eye, a slim gold bracelet and an indie-style black hat. Another stylish lady is shot by Australia’s Lover the Label. The mystery lady wears Loverâs limited-edition recut of the Rosebud Halter DressâI want one!
My Instagram pic this week is shot on Lucire publisher Jack Yanâs deck. Iâm very casual in Dutch label Nanushka boxer shorts, a vintage grey marle T, my usual jewellery, OPI classic red nails and, finally, January 6 plaforms (January 6 is Aussie shoe label Beau Coops’ diffusion range). And thatâs a wrap!âAnna Deans
This week’s Instagram round-up first consists of some local posts. Lucireâs incredible fashion editor, Sopheak Seng, has outdone himself again this week with a shoot produced by Arcana Imperii for Industry New Zealand’s Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2014 finalist Michael Beel’s collection. Be sure to check out the shoot. On our Lucire Instagram we have featured the newly crowned and truly stunning Miss France, Flora Coquerel.
Over in LA, blogging mogul Geri Hirsch from Because I’m Addicted posts an image of her eco-friendly and also very chic wrapping technique. Her presents look effortlessly festive in brown paper with ribbon, twine and a sprig of lavender. I myself chose brown paper this year and perhaps I was more trendy than I thought. The fashion event of the week was surely Chanel’s Dallas rodeo club show. I have included two posts from this prestigious event. First, renowned fashion writer Derek Blasberg posts a hot pic with total-babe actress Lily Collins who wore a V-neckline dress embroidered with pink- and grey-painted sequins, a grey suede skirt and grey suede boots, from the Chanel autumnâwinter 2013â14 haute couture collection.
My favourite style icon, Russian writer Miroslava Duma is spotted in Dallas looking chic-as-hell here in a navy jacket, a pink poofy skirt and a silk scarf thrown over her head in a vintage style.
Another event worth noting was attended by my favourite Italian, Margherita Missoni. Missoni snaps Zac Posen, Uma Thurman and Dita von Teese attending host Posen’s dinner at Mr Chow. My weekly Victoria’s Secret shot consists of stunning angels, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo at a Victoria’s Secret party. Posted by my favourite angel Candice, they all look incredible as per usual.
Last but not least I have included a festive and super-cute shot of Mila Kunis with pretty-boy boyfriend Ashton Kutcher. Don’t they look radiant? I will certainly be cranking out the Christmas sweater too this week and so should you, and that’s a wrap!âAnna Deans
Spice up your summer festivities with the Body Shop’s new Christmas range. This special-edition collection includes the yummy aromas of ginger, cranberry and vanilla. These decadent delicacies burst with natural ingredients, delightful textures and gourmet scents.
The range includes three sumptuous flavours, the first being Ginger Sparkle. Here at Lucire HQ, we are overwhelmed by the ginger scent in the gourmet body butter especially. Although strong, it evokes notes of warmth and spice being infused with real ginger. Other Ginger Sparkle products include ginger root shower gel, body polish and shimmer lotion as well as hand lotion and wash. For all lovers of invigorating crystallized ginger, this range will be the perfect addition to your Christmas stocking.
Cranberry Joy is definitely my favourite of these festive summer scents. It is delectably sweet and fruity, incorporating ingredients both beneficial to the skin and with a Community Fair Trade certificate to boot. Products available in the cranberry scent include once again, body polish, body butter, shimmer lotion and shower gel with the addition of a lip balm for the ultimate soft and sweet lips. Cranberry Joy not only smells delicious enough to eat, it also infuses your skin with this blissful scent.
This Body Shop Christmas range can’t be complete without the sickly-sweet Vanilla Bliss products. Those who die for vanilla-bean baking will love the heart-shaped, luxurious Vanilla Bliss soap. The classic vanilla body butter is also available in this range as well as a variety of hand-softening solutions. The Vanilla Bliss scents subtlety fills the air and brings sweet deliciousness to everything it touches.
I will be getting my hand on some of these gloriously festive and yummy Body Shop treats. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas with the Body Shop’s special-edition collection. This Christmas range retails from as low as NZ$10, so you can create an ideal gift for anyone in your life. Available from your local Body Shop branch.âAnna Deans
Shiseido’s Joico brand has teamed up with artist Bella Pilar, who will create a series of illustrations through 2014 promoting its milestone events, hair care products and accessories.
Pilar’s illustrations will be seen through Joico’s website, banners, PR and social media, promoting its breast cancer awareness initiatives, holiday collections and other special occasions. They will appear on marketing collateral including Iphone cases, tote bags, sunglass and make-up cases, point-of-sale signage and other items.
Joico calls Pilar, ‘An artist with a rich imagination,’ with artwork that depicts ‘whimsical women who evoke a fashion-forward and inspirational ethos.
âBella’s characters are widely known for their style, joie de vivre and refinementâa perfect fit for a hair care brand known for their head turning artistic skills. Her artwork has wide appeal to today’s beauty aficionados, which is what makes this partnership a natural fit for the brand.’
Damien Carney, international artistic director for Joico, says, ‘Bella’s work is exquisite, exotic, sassy, coy, fun, and fresh all in one. She has a magnetic energy that pulls people in through her signature designs. She will play an integral role in making this campaign memorable and wildly successful.’
Pilar says, ‘I knew that creating art would be a part of my life forever, but I feel honoured that it has led me down such an amazing path to opportunities like this collaboration âŠ I look forward to finding new inspiration and taking artistic cues from the brand throughout this partnership.’