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What's hot and what's not

Lalita Iyer traces the things that are in and those that are out of the fashion, gadget and social landscapes.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2008 15:53 IST

Iphone.. and Macbook Air
Apple has brought sexy back with the iPhone. And the MacBook Air, the world's thinnest notebook ever. It's a total babe magnet they say Although . at least three women I know deserve it much more than any guy I know.
And so okay forget the Blackberry Clumsy ugly too many keys, no aesthethics. Suping up your iPhone and rendering it hack-free is so in.

Wave pools
Yeah, so the idle rich and random city slickers like simulation. One of these is a pool that pretends to be a sea (it actually has waves and the works). So many run off to the waves at Amby Valley or Dubai, whichever is easier to organise. Paintball The first time I saw it was when Sarah Jessica Parker hangs out with Mathew McConaughey ( of nice butt fame) and his buddies in Failure to Launch - to prove that she can do the guy thing. She does it shockingly well, even his buddies approve.

It's just that our version of it occurs at the Khar Gymkhana grounds and doesn't look as sexy . But try it out, before the club withdraws it from its list of activities.

Yellow
It's a happy colour for me, and I see that the social butterflies are wearing it too - on their handbags, shoes, clutches and yes, their halter tops and their asymmetrical hemlines.

Vintage jackets
<b1>Hmmm, Om Shanti Om made them fashionable, especially when the uber-kool Arjun Rampal wore jackets which could have belonged to his dad. Aaah, we all have our share of mommy and daddy's clothes, accessories and jewellery which we love to flaunt for good old vintage value.

Digital photo-frames
Mega-pixels don't sound intimidating any more, neither do uploading-downloading images. It's an auspicious time, then, for the arrival of digital photo frames-which obviate the need to print photographs (when was the last time you got any of yours printed?).

Imagine the height of narcisssim, when every few seconds, a new picture of you and yours flashes across on the living room wall.

Status updates
Updating your Facebook status message, at least three times a day, yet finding a way to ignore the pop-up chat which indicates that you are a loser and oh-so-available. Believe me, sending notifications to a list of 20 friends, taking random quizzes to score four on 10 and accepting every friend request,is so not cool. So also suckerpunching, slowdancing or hi-fiving or throwing a sheep at someone.

Blogging
Well, it was ‘in' quite a while back…and it still is. Now it seems to be about blogging while on vacation (a bit of an oxymoron that), on a long business trip, wherever.

Filmwallas have joined the gang-Dadoo Bachchan has one. Khan and Anurag Aamir Kashyap and Shekhar Kapur have had it for a while.