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Shazahn Padamsee, who’s not even a film old, has already become a celebrity. All thanks to trysts like this one.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 28, 2009 19:25 IST

Red red shine
Shazahn Padamsee, who’s not even a film old, has already become a celebrity. All thanks to trysts like this one. The starlet, who walked the ramp as the showstopper for Amit GT’s show, knows how to be on the right side of camera. HT City quizzed the looker on her style quotient...

Fashion statement: I like dressing up glamourously but with a ‘rock’ edge to it. Your style icon: R&B singer Rihanna’s dressing sense is exactly what I would like mine to be. Style advice: You should dress for the occasion but never be over-dressed or under-dressed. And if you want to break any fashion rules, just be confident.

fashion Faux pas: I’m very scared of breaking my heels! Your prized possession: My dad gave me a solitaire ring, which I wear all the time.

In the pipeline
Quirkiness is the flavour of the season, and designer Ritesh Kumar is doing his bit to add spice to it. For his collection, Sensawunda, Kumar has used vinyl pipes (ordinarily used for gardening) that serve as details on satin and crepe. That’s not all — the designer has even made a complete garment out of it. Kumar says, “It was difficult, but I wanted to come up with a very different collection, something that no one has tried. Made of vinyl pipe, the garment is more like installation that people can keep.”

A few hiccups
Although the overall arrangements at the venue were top notch, the visitors faced problems mainly over the dismal state of the washrooms and the rude behaviour of the security guards. In the Ladies’ bathroom, there was no toilet paper and the flush wasn’t working either. The security guards positioned at the main entrance preferred to howl at, rather than politely request the guests for entry cards. Those who went out for a cup of coffee at the Smoke House lounge, located right outside the main gate were asked to produce cards repeatedly.

An elegant show
Suneet Varma’s show for Fiama Di Wills was a spectacular event, with two fourteen-feet-high swans placed at the location from where models entered the runway. The collection reflected the essence of the brand’s latest launch — transparent gel bathing bars. Varma showcased five swan lake dancers from Russia who danced while the models strutted on the ramp. It was also the first fashion show ever to have six follow spotlights (lights of 4,000 volts that follow the models). Sahil Wadhwa, who was reponsible for the lighting, said, “The whole setup took almost 20 days to finish.”