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Monsoon must-haves

Anumeha Chaturvedi     July 9, 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.
•Price: Rs 775-2,075
•Available at: Harnn Store at the MGF Metropolitan Mall, New Delhi

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Versace Man, Versace
A strong, seductive fragrance, Versace Man has top notes of cedar wood, citrus and musk.
•Price: Rs 2,000-4,100
•Available at: Multi-brand outlets across the country

Zacapa, Diageo
The legendary Guatemalan rum, Zacapa is now available in India. With an exceptionally deep aroma and rich flavours of caramel, toasted hazelnut and nutmeg, Zacapa owes its unique taste to the first press of the sugarcane, grown in the fertile volcanic soil of Guatemala.
•Price: Rs 3,421-7,141
•Available at: Leading liquor outlets across the country

Duofold, Luxor
Boasting a 23-carat gold-plated trim and 18-carat gold nibs highlighted with platinum, these pens are part of the Parker Duofold Collection from Luxor. Crafted from ultra-polished cast acrylic, the range includes fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens. The pens are available in three dual-coloured check finishes.
•Price: Rs 15,000-30,000
•Available at: Satyam Collection, Churchgate, Mumbai, and Spice World, Sector 25-A, Noida

Eyewear, Police
It was raining all week and is all bright and sunny today. Time to play it safe with those retro police shades. The new collection includes wraparound models with a light-metal rimmed front piece, aviators with double rims and violet, brown and olive green lenses with palladium temples.
•Price: Rs 6,000-10,000
•Available at: Multi-brand outlets across the country

Dior Diving, Chiffre Rouge D01
This is one piece you’d love to call your own. Chiffre Rouge is a unique timepiece. Unique and identifiable, because the asymmetrical architecture of its case is like no other. Identifiable, also, because of its irreducible calibre, an exceptional automatic movement developed for Dior Homme in limited numbers by Swiss manufacturer Zenith.
•Price: Rs 1,91,000
•Available at: Dior boutique at The Emporio, New Delhi and Swiss Boulevard, Atria Mall, Worli, Mumbai

Ultra-light Suits,Ermenegildo Zegna
Yes, the pitter-patter is soon upon us, but when has that ever stopped you from looking chic? Keep the humidity in check with the latest offerings from Ermenegildo Zegna: ultra-light suits created from superfine merino wools and a freeway jacket with leather detailing and neoprene stretch inserts.
•Price: Rs 38,000-1,06,000
•Available at: Ermenegildo Zegna stores in DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai and UB City Mall, Vitthal Mallya Road, Bangalore

Shoes, Adidas
Celebrating 60 years of stripes and soles, Adidas Originals transforms the iconic shoe Superstar into Superstar Diamond. It gets adorned with 0.02 carat diamonds skillfully embedded along its stripes.
•Price: Rs 12,999
•Available at: Adidas Originals stores in Connaught Place, New Delhi, Linking Road, Mumbai

Dior, The Emporio, New Delhi: 011-46005900 or Swiss Boulevard, Mumbai-022-24813520/ Chanel, The Imperial, New Delhi-011-41116840; or Shoppers’ Stop, Juhu, Mumbai-022-67586462/ H. Ajoomal, Lower Parel, Mumbai-022 -24973266/ Harnn, MGF Metropolitan Mall, New Delhi- 011-45682000/ Ermenegildo Zegna, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-011-46060999, Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai-022 - 22844000 or UB City Mall, Vitthal Mallya Road, Bangalore-080 - 41738805/ Adidas, Connaught Place, New Delhi-09999112773, Linking Road, Mumbai-022-32227966, or Magarath Road, Bangalore-080-41126856/ Fendi, DLF Emporio, New Delhi-011-46040777/ Luxor, Satyam Collection, Churchgate, Mumbai- 9820596961 or Spice World, Noida-9958092554

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