Mumbai Diary: Wednesday Whispers
The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce
Mirrors with Manish Arora
One of our favourite fashion designers, Manish Arora will showcase Indian, his 2015 couture collection at the third edition of the Treasury of Trousseau, the high-end luxe wedding show at DLF Emporio in New Delhi.
Manish Arora’s sketch based on Ayekari (mirror work) from his collection
The show, which begins today, will celebrate his designs from eight inspirations across the globe. This, of course, is common knowledge. We’ve got an exclusive sneak peek for mid-day readers. It’s a sketch from Arora’s collection, based on Ayenkari (mirror work).
The designer spells it out, “Travel across beautiful locales with rich cultural heritage has served as the sole inspiration for the couture collection this year. From Istanbul, China, Africa, Eastern Europe to Thailand, Bali and my home ground, India, I’ve interpreted each design story with an element from these regions as inspiration.”
This line will showcase a bright jeweled palette with muses such as the Thailand’s Buddhist temples, the Topkapi palace in Istanbul, the dramatic Chinese Opera, Afro-Cuban masks, Oaxacan beaded embroidery, Kosovo brides, Indian paisleys and carvings on Bali doors presenting a platter full of rich global ideas rooted in Indian tradition.
Small Utility Vehicle
Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
With a little help from his friend, a kid takes a shot at riding a modified, mini version of a motorcycle on SV Road, in Bandra (W).
A steamy contest
In an attempt to engage Mumbai’s foodies, this diarist came across a post on Facebook that spoke of a virtual cookout starting from 2 pm today. Psst: We hear there’s a contest too.
Check out what to expect by logging on: www.facebook.com/events/ 418162398370552/418163645037094/ for a whiff of the real deal
The schedule reads: Tag and invite five foodie friends to the event (2 pm-2.30 pm); Recommend a Cooking Class to your Foodie Friends (2.30 pm - 3 pm); Guess the Ingredients (3 pm - 4 pm); Not Your Regular Foodie Quiz (4 pm - 5.30 pm) and Inventive Crazy Recipes (5.30 pm - 7 pm).
Co-founder LocalOwls.com, Sucharita Choudhury, told this diarist, “The focus for this event is going to be on food. Social media is the best platform to bring India’s foodies together.” We’ll believe.
Our friend, Fidel Castro
Of cigars and rum: Quick wit always makes our day. One such incident that raised a few chuckles this week was a letter signed by ‘Fidel Castro’.
This thank-you letter was addressed to us after we had recently reviewed a Cuban-themed bar in the city. Adding to the glee, was a box of moustache-shaped cookies and marzipan cigars. Shall we call for another round of Cuba Libre, now?