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Bhajji and catwalk queens bowl over Mumbai fashion!

Last updated on: September 6, 2010 18:37 IST

Bhajji and catwalk queens bowl over Mumbai fashion!

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The Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, which is into its sixth edition, hit Mumbai over the weekend from September 3 to 5.

The tour, which looks at promoting the works of 12 leading Indian designers across the country had the city's glitterati enthralled with sexy cocktail and resortwear on Day One from Wendell Rodricks, Nandita Mahtani, Surily Goel and Ashish Soni.

Showstoppers included Bollywood's latest yummy mummy Amrita Arora Ladak, cricketer Harbhajan Singh and model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon. Take a look.

We start off with Nandita Mahtani's classy collection of glamorous eveningwear, which showed off a lot of skin and attitude. Seen here is Pia Trivedi rocking a chic satin cocktail that shows off a lot of leg.


Image: Pia Trivedi for Nandita Mahtani
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Blue sapphire

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Worthy of any red carpet, a sapphire-blue flowing number with crystal clasp below the bodice makes a statement.


Image: A Nandita Mahtani creation

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Beauty in black

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Model Candice Pinto shows off her fab curves in a glimmering skirt and jacket.


Image: Candice Pinto for Nandita Mahtani

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Queen in green

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Alesia Raut pouts for the cameras in a deep green drape with heavily worked gold neckline.


Image: Alesia Raut for Nandita Mahtani

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Tantalisingly tailored

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The designer goes for the sexy secretary feel with this ensemble, worn by Binal Trivedi.


Image: Binal Trivedi for Nandita Mahtani

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Soft lines

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Soft grey falls in a demure fashion, with Mahtani's trademark gold motif at the empire waistline.


Image: A Nandita Mahtani creation

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Pretty picture

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Dino Morea's talented girlfriend steps into the spotlight alongside one of her more dramatic designs.


Image: Nandita Mahtani is escorted down the ramp by one of her models

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Welcome to the candy shop!

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Next we have Wendell Rodricks' 'Eye Candy' collection, which, we think, pretty much speaks for itself -- and in case you don't get it, check out the handsome dude in tiny trunks!


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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Sunset red

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The designer kept it simple, with bright colours and a relaxed, lounge feel like this red dress.


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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Get short-y

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Supermodel Carol Gracias struts her stuff in hotpants and tee, topped with a robe for effect.


Image: Carol Gracias for Wendell Rodricks

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See-through style

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Next up is this one-sided outfit with an overlay of see-through grey.


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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At the beach

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Less is more, apparently and we loved this bright wrap for men -- lungis don't come cuter than this, what say?


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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Sky-tinged satin

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Rordricks keeps it simple with an exquisitely-draped sky-tinged satin cocktail.


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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Think pink

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Jesse Randhawa dominates the ramp in a pink gown slit to the thigh.


Image: Jesse Randhawa for Wendell Rodricks

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Formal flair

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A switch is made in menswear to a slightly more formal feel, with this orange jacket.


Image: A Wendell Rodricks creation

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Ray of light

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Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon enters in the showstopper -- a lemony, backless gown that has heads turning.


Image: Lisa Haydon for Wendell Rodricks

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Looking upbeat

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The cheerful couturier poses with Lisa at the end of his show.


Image: Lisa and Wendell Rodricks pose for the shutterbugs

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Romantic overture

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Surily Goel's line for the Blenders Pride Tour is also resortwear which, in the designer's own words, is "romantic and dreamy". And Carol certainly does look like a dream in that hot animal-print mini!


Image: Carol Gracias for Surily Goel

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Dominatrix duds

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A clingy corset and leathery leggings sure make for a brazen picture, don't they?


Image: A Surily Goel creation

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Flashy and fitted

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The quickest way to have heads turning is a leopard-detailed dress that channels your inner wildcat, like Pia's.


Image: Pia Trivedi for Surily Goel

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Slithery seduction

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The designer switches to snakes now, with this unbelievably short number -- hey, if you've got it, flaunt it!


Image: A Surily Goel creation

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Femme fatale

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Amrita Arora Ladak chose to debut her post-baby bod in this asymmetrical dress, overlaid with black netted lace.


Image: Amrita Arora Ladak for Surily Goel

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Enthusiastic reception

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Goel takes a victory march down the runway arm-in-arm with her starry showstopper.


Image: Surily Goel is accompanied down the ramp by Amrita as her models look on

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Fierce cuts and attitude

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And finally, we have Ashish Soni's fall/winter collection, which exudes "a fierce cut and attitude" -- and we see Sanea Shaikh show us some attitude right here in this muted gold ensemble.


Image: Sanea Shaikh for Ashish Soni

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Gentlemanly togs

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Romance and drama come to the fore with these beige formals -- love the waistcoat and tailcoat!


Image: An Ashish Soni creation

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Flirty fun

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Candice has a smile playing about her lips as she shows off a flirty strapless top and pencil-fit pants.


Image: An Ashish Soni creation

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Clean and classic

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We give this cap-sleeved number, with its perfect tailoring and embroidered sides a thumbs-up.


Image: An Ashish Soni creation

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Puffin' up

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A puffball silhouette, vertical pleats and a sprig of threadwork create chocolate magic that Binal carries off perfectly.


Image: An Ashish Soni creation

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From the pitch to the catwalk

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Cricketer Harbhajan Singh decided to break a few hearts, looking dapper in the designer's showstopper -- a classic black suit and polka-dotted tie.


Image: Harbhajan Singh for Ashish Soni

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Posh twosome

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Soni poses alongside Bhajji looking just as refined post his showing -- now that's style!


Image: Ashish Soni and Harbhajan Singh

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