Diwali is the Festival of Lights and the run-up to it is packing the shimmer and glam in with some fabulous beauty and wellness launches. We’re thrilled that Kylie Cosmetics is in India. From Mia’s new offering to Jaipur Watch Company setting up shop in the heritage Rambah Palace, to Swarovski’s Diwali jewellery collection, the festive season is upon us.
Jimmy Choo/ Jean Paul Gaultier
This was a collaboration that made the world sit up and take note. The two of the world’s most noted luxury fashion powerhouses – Jimmy Choo and Gaultier – came together for a footwear collection and we couldn’t wait to see what spilled out of that. And fronting the fabulous team-up is pop queen Kylie Minogue, who brings her sassy style to the shoes as she models them. From lace-up slingbacks to kitten heels embellished with crystals, fold denim boots and metallic mules, the trompe l’oeil print and tattoo-style drawings, the limited-edition design is collection is a celebration of the creativity, humour and wit of both houses. The Can’t Get You Out of My Head singer Minogue has share a strong association with the two brands for years. She has rocked Gaultier outfits on stage and worn custom shoes from Choo for long, now. The shoot for the new campaign adds that Kylie energy to the collaboration, which blends refinement and rebellion.
Ananya Panday x Swarovski
Swarovski is known to infuse celebrations with opulence. The brand has a new campaign this Diwali featuring Ananya Panday. The Bollywood actress unveils the brand’s exquisite designs.
The collection is a beautiful offering with Mesmera –intricately scattered with shimmering stones and clusters of clear precision-cut crystals, Millenia – where monochromatic necklaces command attention and Gema, a prismatic ode to Swarovski’s heritage, and the perfect partner to Diwali’s vibrant festivities.
She says, “Diwali is a time for embracing tradition and celebrating new beginnings, and it is a festival that’s very close to my heart. Swarovski’s beautiful pieces not only reflect the magnificence of the festival, but also the optimism and joy that it represents.” The Diwali campaign featuring Ananya Panday is live across all Swarovski stores, swarovski.com/india and fashion eCommerce platforms.
Moët Hennessy label expands to cover still wines
Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits segment of the uber-luxe French conglomerate, LMVH, will enter the still wines segment.
According to reports, Moet Hennessy India will expand its Chandon spirits label in India, with the launch of Chandon Aurva.
The report quoted Ipsita Das, managing director at Moët Hennessy India, “Aurva is a significant step in the made-in-India direction. We are expanding our wine portfolio while maintaining a clear focus on authenticity and quality.”
If you’re wondering how much it would cost, a bottle of Aurva is a cool ₹4,250. It will be available in a few retail stores for the present and then extend to other markets.
Moschino picks former Gucci designer Davide Renne as Creative Director
Davide Renne has been named new creative director in the House of Moschino. Tuscan-born Renne has strong roots in his work after having spent over two decades at Gucci, where he was head of womenswear.
The announcement was made by Italian fashion group Aeffe. Renne succeeds Jeremy Scott, who left the brand this March after spending over 10 years in the company.
Taking to the official Instagram account, Massimo Ferretti, Executive Chairman, Aeffe SpA, said, “Today we welcome Davide to the Moschino family. We have all been impressed by Davide’s extremely sophisticated vision of fashion’s power to create a living dialogue with the world around us, and by his deep understanding of the House of Moschino’s legacy and of our codes. He is a brilliant designer, and a special human being: Franco used to say that bad manners are the only true bad taste and getting to know Davide I have been struck not only by his obvious talent but by his kindness, his sensibility. We are confident that he will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Moschino, a global House with an Italian heart, and a truly unique DNA in the luxury industry.”
Finally! Kylie Cosmetics launches in India
Here’s a launch that the beauty world has been looking forward to. Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin has arrived in India and it’s going to be exclusively at Mumbai Duty Free, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The launch saw a starry crowd drop by from beauty enthusiasts to influencers and celebrities.
The product line-up includes the Crème Lipstick, High Gloss, Kybrow Kit and Pencil, Kybrow Pencil, Kylighter Illuminating Powder, Lip Shine Lacquer, Matte Liquid Lipstick as well the Hydrating Lip Mask, Lip Oil, SkinSet and Velvet Lip Kit.
With a touch of Kylie’s iconic looks, the brand delivers simple and fun beauty routines that are carefully crafted with clean and vegan ingredients. “We are excited to bring Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin into the Mumbai International Airport and increase its accessibility to travellers all around the world as the brand continues to expand rapidly in the travel retail space,” says Guilhem Souche, Coty Global Travel Retail Senior Vice President.
To amplify the entire travel retail experience for visitors, onsite beauty specialists will also be available to provide a personalised Kylie flash makeover, makeup consultations and product recommendations at the makeup gondola. An Instagrammable pink Vespa adds a touch of whimsy and charm as the perfect photo op.
Charlotte Tilbury’s new airbrush lip blur
Here’s a flawless new secret for your beauty just in time for the party season. To get the perfect with beautiful lips that have an airbrushed effect, Charlotte Tilbury has unveiled its glam new baby – the airbrush flawless lip blur! It makes for a smooth glide-on with its hydrating formula to get that picture-perfect blur look with a matte finish, aided by an angled applicator tip. The new range is available in eight gorgeous shades – Ruby Blur, Flame Blur, Pillow Talk Blur, Nude Blur, Walk of No Shame Blur, Honey Blur, Pillow Talk Medium Blur and Rose Blur – that we’re sure will resonate well with your whole wardrobe. The new lip blur got the vibe going recently at a Nykaa x Charlotte Tilbury’s glamorous backstage party that was well-attended by stylistas and lip colour aficionados.
Jaipur Watch Company opens a store at the luxurious Rambagh Palace
Indian luxury watchmaker, Jaipur Watch Company has been redefining watch elegance with its collections that pay tribute to Indian art and heritage – from turning famous painter Raja Ravi Verma’s works into wearable art to it’s unique ‘Coin Watch’ with a one rupee dial, that dates back to 1947.
And now the bespoke watchmaker has recently opened a store at the luxurious Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, which has played host to several illustrious guests such as King Charles III and Jacqueline Kennedy, besides other Indian luminaries. The opening is a reflection of the Jaipur Watch Company’s dedication to creating exceptional timepieces that tell stories of heritage and craftsmanship.
Architect Gaurav Bhatnagar of Archeus Design, Jaipur, has masterfully crafted a space that pays homage to the vintage charm and the historic colour theme of Jaipur, fusing together tradition and innovation in equal measures. Patrons can explore and acquire meticulously designed timepieces that reflect the essence of the brand. “We are delighted to bring our unique collection of watches to the historic Rambagh Palace. Our vision has always been to create timepieces that resonate with the cultural and artistic heritage of Jaipur. This new store is a testament to our commitment to preserving and celebrating this rich tradition,” said Gaurav Mehta, Founder and CEO of Jaipur Watch Company.
IHCL bags ICRT India Foundation Responsible Tourism Award 2023
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, has been honoured with the 2023 International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), India Foundation Responsible Tourism Award in the category of ‘Best for Tackling Plastic Waste”. The International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), India Foundation Responsible Tourism Award is a prestigious recognition in the field of sustainable and responsible tourism. It highlights the efforts of businesses and institutions that go above and beyond in addressing environmental and social concerns within the tourism industry, emphasizing their role as leaders in fostering sustainability, reducing environmental impact, and engaging with local communities.
It is remarkable to note how IHCL’s journey towards this award has been marked by a series of measures aimed at combating plastic waste. These initiatives include phasing out single-use plastic from all their hotels, elimination of plastic straws, introducing bottling plants, and initiating zero-single use plastic hotels in the country. Another first is that the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans was India’s first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “This award is a recognition for IHCL’s comprehensive ESG+ framework of Paathya that drives the company’s sustainability and social impact measures. It is a testament to our commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.”
Salt brings a touch of vanity to your wellness regimen
We hear and read so much about self-care and how it can make you feel more confident and become the defining factor in your day. Giving you the opportunity to luxuriate in oral wellness, comes Salt. A new range that embraces beauty and goes beyond the usual. With a tagline of ‘Rituals Reimagined’, the brand takes a sustainable approach towards their Tooth Colour Correctors, Tooth Powder, Tooth Pastes, Mouthwash, the Manhattan Mouth Spray, Teeth Whitening Pen, Toothpaste Squeezer Key, Toothbrush, and even a Water Flosser. The specially-curated dusk and dawn regimes by the brand also have flavours like Saffron and French Vanilla. The products are paraben-free, peroxide-free, triclosan-free, fluoride-free and GMO-free, created by a team of experts.
Salt is co-founded by Bollywood and TV producers Karanraj Kohli and Viraj Kapur. Shares Viraj, “I strongly believe in the saying “Be the change you want to see in the world.” At Salt, we are bringing the best user experience for our customers through redefined, luxurious, earth-friendly, and most-importantly results-driven oral care rituals and more.” In a country that has such a large wellness and travel-loving frat, we think this luxe concept is definitely an idea whose time has come. To add it to your bathroom cabinet and vanity bag, click here