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10 Movies Worth Screening at Toronto International Film Festival 2014

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The 39th Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next Thursday, bringing to Toronto some of this year’s most anticipated films (including early award-season contenders). Story by Sheetal Maya Nanda With 393 films from 79 countries screening in 11 days, it’s never easy to choose which films to watch. I like to think of the TIFF experience much like embarking on a modern day quest: you need a game plan and lots of patience. You will get sidetracked, distracted or lost... Read More


Karsh Kale Outside the Box


There are musicians who make music, and then there are musicians who are the music. Meet Karsh Kale. Story by Sheena Osman In just one conversation, you can hear the passion in his voice for his craft. Dubbed the pioneer of “Electronic Fusion” (a combination of electronic, classical Indian, Jazz, and hip-hop music) and described as a “visionary composer and producer” by Billboard Magazine, New York-based musician Karsh Kale creates music that transcends boundaries. He... Read More


Where She Goes Toronto: ZEE Bollywood Monster Mashup

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Join 39,000 people in Mississauga this weekend at the ZEE Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), the largest South Asian festival in Canada. The festival takes place at Mississauga Celebration Square on August 29 and 30. While fans of contemporary Bollywood music will flock to see headline act Rajdeep Chatterjee (he has sung for films like Gunday, Khiladi 786 and Bodyguard), we’re most excited about the Bollywood Monster Double Take, a never-seen-before musical act which... Read More


Fall Fashion Preview: Nine West Hearts InStyle Collection

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Lambskin booties, midi-skirts, and wool coats. Fall is almost in the air, and we’re feeling inspired by the InStyle for Nine West Fall 2014 accessories collection. Story by Sheena Osman Nine West and InStyle Magazine have once again collaborated on a capsule collection featuring editor-designed pieces inspired by the runway. Reflecting key trends for Fall 2014, the selection of sleek footwear and clutches come in the season’s must-have colours and prints.   Here... Read More


Outhouse Jewelry at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

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It’s all about the mohawk maang-tikka. Outhouse presented a stunning collection of bejewelled gold jewelry inspired by the opulence and regality of Greece and Rome at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014. “The Column” collection was a perfect mix of architectural, edgy, and sexy pieces. A harness over your sari? Yes please. Mohawk maang-tikkas? Definitely. Spiked bracelets. Of course! In their designer note, Kaabia and Sasha Grewal state: “We recreate... Read More


Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014


Come into the gloss. Manish Malhotra’s mirror-work embellished collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 brings a contemporary spin to a classic craft. Expanding on his collection at India Couture Week 2014, Manish Malhotra designed a range of lehengas, saris, and gowns that used mirror-work in different sizes and colours to embellish halter tops and low-waisted lehengas. The contrast of the silver embroidery and mirrors against rich wine, pink, grey, and mauve... Read More


Masaba + Amit Aggarwal Open Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

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Lakme Fashion Week’s 2014 Winter Festive season opened today with two very different shows by Amit Aggarwal and Masaba Gupta. Their design aesthetic couldn’t be farther apart, which made for interesting contrasts between Amit Aggarwal and Masaba Gupta’s runway collections. Amit Aggarwal extended his signature architectural gowns by playing with volume, texture, and some alien inspired styling. Masaba Gupta’s collection was disappointing, and perhaps a... Read More

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