Chic Accessories: ToyWatch, now dressed by Missoni

ToyWatch: hot and stylish. Missoni: colourful and fun scarves. Put the two together, and you get a limited edition collection: ToyWatch dressed by Missoni.

The collection features by Missoni’s signature scarf fabrics as foulard straps or classic fabric straps with leather buckles, as part of the famous ToyWatch watches. This collection is available worldwide, with 36 watches in India. There are six models in India, with each watch in three colours.

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I found it fun wounding and tying the “scarf strap” around my wrist, it made the watch all the more special. The watch is easily recognisable as a ToyWatch and the “scarf” makes it a fun accessory. It’s for those who love adding a splash of colour and prints to their wardrobe or accessories.

Speaking Chic spoke to Nayantara Thacker, Head of Operations, ToyWatch India, about the collection.

On the ToyWatch-Missoni collaboration:

ToyWatch India's Nayantara Thacker ToyWatch and Missoni is the perfect marriage—they’re both fun, funky and stylish.

How to wear the watches:

You can dress up or dress down with the watches. I’m wearing the watch with a sequinned top, and someone else has paired it with a classic white shirt. The watch looks great with both outfits.

About the pricing:

ToyWatch is positioned as affordable luxury globally. We have chosen to have the US and Europe pricing in India.

What’s next for ToyWatch in India:

We’re excited to be coming up with an India-exclusive collection in a tie-up with an Indian magazine. You’ll see the collection next month, in the February edition of the magazine. That’s all I can say yet!

(Remember you read this first on Speaking Chic!)

ToyWatch dressed by Missoni is available exclusively at Aza, Mumbai. The watch is priced at Rs 20,025.

Tresmode Calendar Launch: Chic shoes, and an eeks!

Fashionable footwear brand Tresmode launched its first calendar couple days ago at a fun Sunday brunch in Mumbai.

About the Tresmode Calendar

High on fashion, the pictures are shot by photographer Gaurav Sawn and the calendar is designed by Jaideep Thackeray.

I’ve already hung up the calendar on my bedroom wall, and can’t help but admire the Vizyon dresses, and some of the Curio Cottage jewellery is now on my wishlist. Some of the Tresmode shoes are gorgeous.

Our favourite pics: July and September.

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Tresmode calendar September

While the calendar pictures are gorgeous, we wished we could use it like an ordinary calendar as well. Like some space around dates to jot down birthdays, meetings, weddings and other events. After all, fashionistas have packed social calendars.

Fashion Eeeeks of the launch

Meanwhile, at the brunch, starlets hobnobbed; and where there are “famous people”, there are bound to be fashion several faux pas.

But Rohit Roy’s checked pants gets our vote for the Fashion Eeeeks of the day. Yes, we know checks are in vogue, but please spare us this. And what’s with the man cleavage? Women never liked it. So why don’t men just get it?

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Indian designer duo Walnut to be part of Japan Fashion Week

Designer label ‘Walnut’ by Divya and Nidhi Gambhir has been selected to showcase their designs at the next Japan Fashion Week.

The designer duo will showcase their collection at the Asian Designers Collection in Tokyo in March 2011. ‘Walnut’ by Divya and Nidhi Gambhir was selected by the Asian Designers’ Collection Committee from a shortlist of five designers. The other shortlisted designers were Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, 5X by Ajit Kumar, Neelanjan Ghosh and 11:11 Cell DSGN.

Here are some glimpses Walnut by Divya and Nidhi Gambhir’s show at the recent Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW).

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The jury, comprising representatives from the Onward Kashiyama Co Ltd and New Designer Fashion Grand Prix Committee, announced their decision after they visited India mid-December for one-to-one meetings with the shortlisted designers.

“Japan is a comparatively new and growing market where Indians are making headway,” according to Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). The visibility and exposure this event brings to Divya and Nidhi Gambhir, and to the Indian fashion scene should have hopefully positive results.