09012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/8/2019 8:00 PM Page 1 c m y b ‘YOU ARE NOT GETTING ME’ Chris Rock has denied any interest hosting the Oscars. “If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so... hey!” Rock said, as he took the podium at the NYFCC Awards. —IANS TRIBUNE Numero uno Leave it to Jason Momoa to dominate box office charts. Aquaman retained its No. 1 spot, pulling in $30 million for a domestic haul of $259 million. —REUTERS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 9 JANUARY 2019 These‘baggers’ are choosers A DIAMOND MAY NOT HAVE LOST ITS SPARKLE YET, BUT GUESS WHAT’S CONTENDING ITS STATUS AS A WOMAN’S BEST FRIEND? A BAG, OF COURSE! Manpriya Singh B ACK in 2012, when Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara hit the screens, there was this dazzling (and exorbitant) nonliving character that almost stole the spotlight from the entire ensemble cast. The Bagwati in question, in her sunnies and scarf, made Hermes Kelly a household name; never mind that at 12,000 euros (that was over six years ago) the ostrich skin bag is far from ever becoming a household product in India. Was it ostrich skin or was it crocodile skin? Fashion blogs across the nation were sent into a tizzy trying to deconstruct the arm candy that by now we’ve seen several celebs with. Who can forget Sonam Kapoor’s outing at the Emporio in Lady Dior and Ferragamo in the movie Aisha? A bag is a woman’s best friend. And why not? There is world that gets carried around in the bags. A few interesting conversations on the ‘it’ bags… summer 2019. Sorbet colours, spherical shaped handbags, the snap- clasp bags —they all popped their heads out loud and clear. THE WORLD IN THERE ONE FOR INVESTMENT FEEL THE POWER Victoria Beckham’s latest holiday collection predominantly features staple black bags, apart from jewellery with red monograms. The most prominent of bag trends are spillover from the catwalks of spring Shaka Bhat, co-founder of Mumbai-based leather brand Shaka Handbags, understands how women need to carry their world in the handbags. “It’s one thing that helps a woman organise and be systematic. We’ve re-engineered the interiors and exteriors to help women on the go.” Who hasn’t gone through the stress of a messy and unorganised handbag? Fumbling for the keys to a hair scrunchie? “The chain shoulder bags with softly structured shape and oversized flap closures have been in since a while now. The chain straps can be worn multiple ways,” shares a former employee of Chanel boutique. Karisma Kapoor flaunts her Gucci Marmont Bag Let alone the Leftists, even the consumerists are likely to think a bit before slinging on half a million bucks on either shoulder. “But then it’s not something you discard right? It stays through your lifetime and something you can pass on as an heirloom piece to the next generation,” shrugs Chandigarh-based Shubhpreet Kaur Chhina, who runs her own label of trousseau pack- ❝ THE CHAIN SHOULDER BAGS WITH SOFTLY STRUCTURED SHAPE AND OVERSIZED FLAP CLOSURES HAVE BEEN IN SINCE A WHILE NOW. Jasmine Singh Instagram confessions by celebrities, talking about their inner turmoil, their anxiety, depression and illness are in a way doing away with the stigma and offering support to common people who might be struggling with similar problem. After Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre spoke about her aggressive cancer on Instagram sharing details of how she was handling it, now actor Hrithik Roshan in his latest Instagram post has informed fans that his father Rakesh Roshan is diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the throat (throat cancer) and that senior Roshan will be undergoing a surgery for it. Hrithik also instagrammed a picture of himself with his father and wrote: “Asked my dad for a picture this morning... Knew he wouldn’t miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him.” Many celebrities like Tahira Kashyap, Irrfan Khan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Lady Gaga on a recent footing have spoken about their illness on social media, in a way inspiring common people to handle it head-on and not shy away from talking about it. Healing together aging, Grab Your Gift. Perhaps she is talking about her classic black Chanel in lambskin that set her back by Rs 4 lakh. She laughs apologetically, “That’s the most expensive bag I have and I’m an absolute bag freak. It’s been discontinued now which means its price has even gone up higher. Which means you can’t get it anywhere except at auctions. That was a wise investment.” Can you argue with a lady? Not over handbags! WHAT AN ARM CANDY! ■ The luxury marketing executives have really done their homework when a brand can label the price at $8000 plus and boast of a waiting period of minimum two months. That’s Chanel. And the buyers call them an investment piece, not a splurge. Especially, the 2.55 handbag and the slightly redesigned (by Karl Lagerfeld) classic flap bag. The number 2.55 represents the month and the year in which Gabrielle’s design was first introduced: February 1955. It’s said that Coco Chanel loved clutches but for practicality decided to put a strap to clutch and that how first flap bag was born. Also hidden under the flap is a little zipper that opens upwards. This is where Coco Chanel hid her love letters. ■ By now, we all know of Meghan Markle’s fashion choices and the transformative impact she has had on Celebrities are no longer scared to show their vulnerable side. Their instagram stories are not just about glitz and glamour but about their depression too smaller and lesser brands, who pay utmost detail to craftsmanship. In the last month of 2017 Meghan Markle made an appearance along with Prince Harry across a packed Nottingham street carrying a tricolour leather midi tote from then relatively unknown Strathberry of Scotland. Within minutes the bag was a sell out with pre- orders never stopping. Not once, or twice but at least thrice has the Duchess of Sussex been seen carrying a bag from the brand. ■ It wasn’t the first time an iconic lady’s sartorial choices catapulted a brand’s image. The Jackie bag from Gucci (named after Jackie Kennedy after she was often seen carrying it) not just became an instant hit and is now one of the Gucci icons but also finds a place of pride in Gucci museum in Florence. Sonam Kapoor at CANNES 2018 carrying Bottega Veneta’s iconic Roma bag c m y b Victoria Beckham matches the red pumps with the glitter pocket clutch Pain, suffering and illness are not something celebrities are immune to, they do go through the same ordeal if ‘Yes, I have a problem’ RAKESH & HRITHIK ROSHAN detected with cancer, diabetes or mental depression like any other person. But talking about it takes a little more than just courage. Offers retired senior medical officer Param Preet Ghuman from Mohali, “We are still not comfortable talking about our illness with neighbours or friends or colleagues. But celebrities talking about their illness only says that they are as vulnerable and humane as we are, and if they can be open about it and fight it out, so can we.” Celebrity wife and film director Tahira Kashyap took to Instagram to talk about her breast cancer, inspiring many women with her post, which said: “I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined... This post is dedicated to aware- ness, self-love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses”. Feeling free In the recent past, many celebrities have admitted their struggles with mental health. Deepika Padukone, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Varun Dhawan, and Kapil Sharma have been open about their problem and how they coped up with it. Not only this, recently singer Neha Kakkar shared her break-up story on Instagram, admitting that she was going through depression. Known television actor Anas Rashid from Moga would like to call each one of the above mentioned celebrities bravehearts. “They are as human as common people and this is what their posts tell us. They are not obligated to share details, but in sharing they are inspiring others who are suffering.”
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