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Monsoon must-haves

The monsoon mayhem shouldn’t deter you from getting all things precious. Celebrate the season with these brand new buys.

Anumeha Chaturvedi | Print Edition: July 26, 2009

The monsoon mayhem shouldn’t deter you from getting all things precious. Celebrate the season with these brand new buys.

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Make-up, Chanel
Peter Philips, Global Creative Director for Chanel, reinterprets the cosmetic line created in 1929 by Mademoiselle Chanel in this exotic new range. The collection includes lipsticks, silky gel creams and the pièce de résistance—poudre precieuse, a sparkly powder with the sun-kissed effect. Get, set, glow!
•Price: Rs 1,250-3,000
•Available at: Chanel boutique at The Imperial,

Fendi for Peekaboo
Queen Rania of Jordan was seen flaunting it at the World Economic Forum, and Monica Belluci and supermodel Natasha Poly created quite a stir at Cannes with Peekaboo, the latest arm candy from the house of Fendi. Available in Net, coated straw, suede or snakeskin, the bag is the first of it kind—where the inside is as expensive or maybe more expensive than the outside. Devoid of fancy decoration, the bags are left deliberately open. Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi thinks they’re strictly for those who see luxury as “personal pleasure”.
•Price: Rs 2,87,000
•Available at: Fendi, DLF Emporio, New Delhi

Jewellery, H. Ajoomal
Here’s your chance to feel like royalty. Brand H. Ajoomal has launched its Darbaar Collection, that includes some stunning pieces crafted using the traditional Jadau technique.
Antique polki settings and a beautiful mix of pink tourmaline, turquoise, black diamonds and kynite has led to exquisite darbaar studs, lapis earrings, cocktail rings and hoops in 18-carat white and yellow gold.
•Price: Rs 22,500-1,50,000
•Available at: H. Ajoomal store at Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Jasmine Collection, Harnn
Don’t fancy heading to the spa for your monthly rituals of facials and manicures? Try the new Jasmine Collection from Harnn. The Thai spa brand has launched its flagship outlet in New Delhi and apart from spa treatments, it also stocks a variety of aromatherapy products you could take away. The Jasmine Collection includes shampoos, body scrubs, oils and lotions made from extracts of Jasmine oil, wheat protein, rice bran oil and cocoa butter. Time to unleash the Cleopatra in you.

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