Archive for September, 2011
I got a chance to cover “The Signature Premier World of 8 International Fashion Tour 2011″ and the experience was great. The event brings international designers from 8 fashion capitals of the world to showcase their designs at the Signature Premier International Fashion Tour 2011. The tour is happening in 8 cities in India. Fashion capitals like Sydney, Milan, Madrid, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, New York and Paris will be represented in Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Hyderabad respectively. Each city of the Signature Premier Fashion Tour will mirror the designated fashion capital of the world through its settings, costumes, ambience, etc.
The showstoppers for each of these international designer creations will be the winner of the international beauty pageant of their respective country. Leading Indian designers will showcase their couture with fashion icons from Bollywood walking the ramp for them during this eight city tour.
International designers who make up the tour include Frank Tell (New York), Wayne Cooper (Sydney), Christian Blaken (London), Silvio Betterelli (Milan), Anna Locking (Madrid), Emannuelle Junqueira (Sau Paulo) and Kevin O’Brian (Paris). Indian designers part of the tour include Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Vallaya, Manav Gangwani, Varun Bahl, Manoviraj Khosla and Shane & Falguni Peacock.
Mumbai league of the Signature Premier World of 8 International Fashion Tour showcased Frank Tell, leading designer from New York and Manoviraj Khosla ace designer from India showcased their fabulous collections.
The event happened at The banquet hall of Novotel at Juhu Beach Road. Frank Tell, International Designer from New York, known for his use of embossed leather, showcased a curated version of his Spring Summer 2012 collection which he is also showing at New York Fashion Week.
This collection was inspired by suspended bridges. Rima Fakih Miss USA 2010 was the International showstopper
More photos of Frank Tell’s collection at SpiritzandMore.com
Manoviraj Khosla showed his class and style in his collections that were both glamorous and sophisticated. With a subdued colour palette of white, beige, grey and black, his collections was classy to the core specially created for the contemporary Indian men and women. The showstopper for Manoviraj Khosla’s collection was Ritesh Deshmukh, the Bollywood actor.
Have a look at the complete coverage of the Manoviraj’s collection at SpiritzandMore.com
It was fun with lots of Donuts at the bloggers’ meet-up organised at Donut House. Bhuvanesh Subarayan, who brought the first Donut house in Chennai explained about his Donut story.
Donut House makes egg less donuts, in 15 varieties. 90 percent of machinery and ingredients are imported.
Glazed, Seeni, Dark Marble, Italian Spices, Triple chocolate, Dark Mint, Irish coffee you name it, you will get it.
The tag line for Donut House is Go Nuts Over Donuts!. They also serve Pastries, cakes, cup cakes, round cakes, cheese cakes, and sponge cakes.
Every Donut is individually designed and is filled with the rich, good taste. They also have a live and open kitchen, where one can see the process from dough to donut!
So are you in search for a great Donut experience? visit Donut House
How well connected are you? here is a chance to find out your network world wide. In celebration of its 160th anniversary, global payment services company Western Union has announced the launch of a hunt for the most networked person in the world using Facebook presence as a parameter. Western Union is calling for India’s most globally connected individuals to step forward and take the Western Union Network Challenge at www.westernunionworld.com/yourworld
Here is my network
Its an interactive, online application called ‘Your World’ which visualises Facebook fans’ global connections and users receive a score (“World Index”) that shows how globally connected they are. They can compare their ranking against their Facebook friends, against others in their country and against others globally.
So in association with the Western Union money transfer, I am running a contest to find out the most networked person and the winner, who is the most networked one will get an Apple iPod Shuffle from Western Union.
Here are the rules:
1. Answer a simple question -
Which Hollywood cultural icon/singer used Western Union to send money to his parents?
2. Post the screen shot of your World index (as shown above) on your Facebook profile and share the link of image with me on the comments section (along with the answer for the above mentioned question)
3. Promote the contest by Re tweeting this blog post and liking it on Facebook
The contest closes on Sep 30, 2011.
The winner will be announced on the blog on the same day, i.e Sep 30, 2011
So hurry, check your network strength, share with your network and send to me and who knows you might get an iPod Shuffle!
Onam is here and the hunt for flowers to put the Pookalam has begun! “Pookalam”, the intricate flower carpet, is an integral part of Onam celebrations. Pookalam is made in the front courtyard of the house to welcome King Mahabali, who legend says, that will visit Kerala to meet his people.
These are few Pookalams we tried during the Onam time
Looking for innovative pookalam designs for this Onam
The come back of Chennai Social Media Club saw two fantastic speakers, several lively and active discussions and plenty of networking.
Suganthi Sugumaran was the first speaker of the day and she spoke about the ABC’s of social media. The session was about the various channels of social media, the personal and business side of Social Media and how effectively one can use social media.
She also shared tips on how to engage with your Facebook and Twitter fans, how to keep your personal social profile clean. And ended her talk by saying nothing like real World and one to one communication.
The next speaker was Mr. Srinivasan, a veteran of the PR circuit and a social media enthusiast since the early days of the Internet when communication happened via IRC (an old chat system for those who joined the Internet after 2000).
Mr Srinivasan focused on his personal experiences of using the Internet for public relations such as maintaining his groups of 6,000
members which he leverages when necessary or the time he interviewed the man who threw a shoe at the ex-interior minister forIndiaand got the interview featured in numerous papers. He also remarked about how your personal social media footprint is a public relations opportunity or pitfall for your own career and recounted a story where a lady was hired on the spot because of her active and convincing discussions she had in a public relations forum.
There was also a reminder that your social media profile can cause some problems for your career because of what you say and upload – so be careful either in what you say or your privacy settings so you control who sees it! He closed by warning on the dangers of installing untrusted apps which can steal your data and a reminder that social media shouldn’t consume your life but you must also take the time to do some networking offline for best results.
Here is Primepoint Srinivasan’s presentation at Social Media Club, Chennai
Now wait for our September session!