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Photos: Highlights from Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2021

From Tarun Tahiliani’s opulent bridal wear to Abhishek Gupta’s ode to Varanasi, the highlight of the digital fashion week was Indian craft legacies to create garments for the future

Tarun Tahiliani gave a contemporary spin to timeless crafts such as minakaari jewellery, jamevaar weaves and kashida embroidery. His wedding couture collection, titled 'Age Of Innocence', reflected this with light-weight, jewel-encrusted lehngas that had pockets, and sherwanis were upgraded with jamevaar weaves. The jewels were stitched into the garments or adorned hemlines as tassels. The colour palette was aquas, shell pinks, pale jades and tea roses.
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Tarun Tahiliani gave a contemporary spin to timeless crafts such as minakaari jewellery, jamevaar weaves and kashida embroidery. His wedding couture collection, titled 'Age Of Innocence', reflected this with light-weight, jewel-encrusted lehngas that had pockets, and sherwanis were upgraded with jamevaar weaves. The jewels were stitched into the garments or adorned hemlines as tassels. The colour palette was aquas, shell pinks, pale jades and tea roses.
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna: Their gowns were sleek and the suits sharp. In shades of deep black and siren red, the designer duo presented a Western bridal wear collection. Titled Parallax, the tailored coats for men were streaked with metallic surface work, while floor-sweeping gowns had thigh- high slits, deep necklines and long fringes to embody movement and glamour.
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Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna: Their gowns were sleek and the suits sharp. In shades of deep black and siren red, the designer duo presented a Western bridal wear collection. Titled Parallax, the tailored coats for men were streaked with metallic surface work, while floor-sweeping gowns had thigh- high slits, deep necklines and long fringes to embody movement and glamour.
Ashish Soni: In the digital video presentation, Soni revealed growing up in Africa and his collection expressed solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Nearly all his models were of African-origin and the collection was dominated by the colour black. But, his clothes, from stark white tunics that can double up as kurtas paired with tuxedos and wrap jackets, had a universal flavour and transcend seasons.
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Ashish Soni: In the digital video presentation, Soni revealed growing up in Africa and his collection expressed solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Nearly all his models were of African-origin and the collection was dominated by the colour black. But, his clothes, from stark white tunics that can double up as kurtas paired with tuxedos and wrap jackets, had a universal flavour and transcend seasons.
Abhishek Gupta: Intricate embroidery depicting flora and fauna was the highlight of Gupta’s collection, titled Benares. Lehengas and ankle-length kurtas with ombre shades of light blue to navy and soft pink to red perhaps referenced the many shades of the sky and sunset by the ghats of Varanasi. Sherwani for men, in pure blue and pearl whites, had geometric surface texture perfect for a modern wedding.
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Abhishek Gupta: Intricate embroidery depicting flora and fauna was the highlight of Gupta’s collection, titled Benares. Lehengas and ankle-length kurtas with ombre shades of light blue to navy and soft pink to red perhaps referenced the many shades of the sky and sunset by the ghats of Varanasi. Sherwani for men, in pure blue and pearl whites, had geometric surface texture perfect for a modern wedding.
Shantanu and Nikhil: Their sharply tailored, gender-fluid jackets, trousers and shirts were adorned with badges intended to embody power dressing. Devoid of sequins, weaves and embroidery, it was occasion wear with a difference. Military green, navy blue and whites were the only three colours and they signified a strong yet sombre mood.
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Shantanu and Nikhil: Their sharply tailored, gender-fluid jackets, trousers and shirts were adorned with badges intended to embody power dressing. Devoid of sequins, weaves and embroidery, it was occasion wear with a difference. Military green, navy blue and whites were the only three colours and they signified a strong yet sombre mood.
Gauri and Nainika: The only designers to inject spring as we know it; as a season of new beginnings. The uplifting mood was reflected in lightweight fabrics, soft colours and floral prints. The complete video was shot in a garden evocatively capturing a languid romantic feel. Most garments, from shoulder-baring dresses, maxis, skirts to blouses, were crafted in light fabrics such as chiffon and tulle in spring hues, like nude pink, and had oversized digital prints of flowers and leaves to bring the outdoors into your home.
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Gauri and Nainika: The only designers to inject spring as we know it; as a season of new beginnings. The uplifting mood was reflected in lightweight fabrics, soft colours and floral prints. The complete video was shot in a garden evocatively capturing a languid romantic feel. Most garments, from shoulder-baring dresses, maxis, skirts to blouses, were crafted in light fabrics such as chiffon and tulle in spring hues, like nude pink, and had oversized digital prints of flowers and leaves to bring the outdoors into your home.
Shivan and Narresh: The designer due, who redefined resort-wear, showcased garments inspired by Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and human and animal anatomy. Inevitably, the prints were wild. In fact, the name of the collection was The Wilding ’20s and it marked 10 years of their brand. Fitted bustiers, fluid kaftans, tailored saris bordered with studs, easy-fit mens shirts captured this essence. It was a showcase high on hope and celebratory spirit.
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Shivan and Narresh: The designer due, who redefined resort-wear, showcased garments inspired by Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and human and animal anatomy. Inevitably, the prints were wild. In fact, the name of the collection was The Wilding ’20s and it marked 10 years of their brand. Fitted bustiers, fluid kaftans, tailored saris bordered with studs, easy-fit mens shirts captured this essence. It was a showcase high on hope and celebratory spirit.
Sahib Bhatia: Menswear got a millennial take in Sahib Bhatia’s collection. His label, Amaare Couture, had long ribbed jackets, some with metallic accents, and were paired with scarves and slim trousers. Kurtas, sherwanis and bandhgalas in shades of black, navy blue and wine were befitting as occasion wear.
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Sahib Bhatia: Menswear got a millennial take in Sahib Bhatia’s collection. His label, Amaare Couture, had long ribbed jackets, some with metallic accents, and were paired with scarves and slim trousers. Kurtas, sherwanis and bandhgalas in shades of black, navy blue and wine were befitting as occasion wear.
Bloni: The collection stood out for its attention to the role of fashion in gender identity as well as eco-consciousness. Bloni’s founder Akshat Bansal decided to divide the showcasing in two parts—with models and a digital recreation of garments to check waste. It was a phygital show and he joined hands with a tech company, ScotomaLab, to create floating 3d garments. The clothes—coordinated sets, dresses, trousers and shirts—worn by models were gender-fluid with textiles developed from regenerated marine plastic waste, brown tweeds, metallic faux leather, and laser-cut foil jerseys.
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Bloni: The collection stood out for its attention to the role of fashion in gender identity as well as eco-consciousness. Bloni’s founder Akshat Bansal decided to divide the showcasing in two parts—with models and a digital recreation of garments to check waste. It was a phygital show and he joined hands with a tech company, ScotomaLab, to create floating 3d garments. The clothes—coordinated sets, dresses, trousers and shirts—worn by models were gender-fluid with textiles developed from regenerated marine plastic waste, brown tweeds, metallic faux leather, and laser-cut foil jerseys.
Anuradha Pegu: She is a weaver who runs a successful business from her home in Guwahati weaving Assamese mekhela sadors and saris that incorporate traditional Assamese motifs of flora and fauna. She has taken this craft forward by weaving saris with wide borders that represent a fern-like pattern. Her brand, Naturally Anuradha, showcased a collection of saris dyed in turmeric and indigo. The video shot in her weaving workshop and the tea gardens of Assam, beautifully captures the timeless essence of woven saris.
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Anuradha Pegu: She is a weaver who runs a successful business from her home in Guwahati weaving Assamese mekhela sadors and saris that incorporate traditional Assamese motifs of flora and fauna. She has taken this craft forward by weaving saris with wide borders that represent a fern-like pattern. Her brand, Naturally Anuradha, showcased a collection of saris dyed in turmeric and indigo. The video shot in her weaving workshop and the tea gardens of Assam, beautifully captures the timeless essence of woven saris.

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Scientists spot unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica

Using new satellite imagery, scientists have also revealed that some of these emperor penguins colonies are moving as melting ice from climate change threatens breeding grounds

This 2008-2009 photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows an adult emperor penguin and chicks on the sea ice at Halley Bay. The British Antarctic Survey said recently that the four newly found colonies likely existed for many years, but scientists hadn’t previously spotted them.
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This 2008-2009 photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows an adult emperor penguin and chicks on the sea ice at Halley Bay. The British Antarctic Survey said recently that the four newly found colonies likely existed for many years, but scientists hadn’t previously spotted them. ((Richard Burt/British Antarctic Survey via AP))
FILE PHOTO: Emperor penguins are seen in Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica April 10, 2012.
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FILE PHOTO: Emperor penguins are seen in Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Martin Passingham/File Photo)
This undated photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows adult emperor penguins with a chick near Halley Research Station in Antarctica.
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This undated photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows adult emperor penguins with a chick near Halley Research Station in Antarctica. (AP)
This combination of satellite images provided by the E.U.'s Copernicus program via the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows four new emperor penguin colony sites in Antarctica.
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This combination of satellite images provided by the E.U.'s Copernicus program via the British Antarctic Survey in January 2024 shows four new emperor penguin colony sites in Antarctica. (Copernicus/British Antarctic Survey via AP)
Emperor penguins need stable sea ice for successful breeding.
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Emperor penguins need stable sea ice for successful breeding. (File/Wikimedia Commons)

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Trends that ruled the runway at Paris

Styles that showed up again and again during the Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2024 shows, and how to wear them 

Exaggerated-Shoulder Pinstriped-Twill Jacket: If there’s one trendthat defines this season, it’s the exaggerated shoulder. Here, Saint Laurent’s exaggerated take on 1980s suiting. Available onMatchesfashion.com; around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.15 lakh
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Exaggerated-Shoulder Pinstriped-Twill Jacket: If there’s one trendthat defines this season, it’s the exaggerated shoulder. Here, Saint Laurent’s exaggerated take on 1980s suiting. Available onMatchesfashion.com; around 2.15 lakh
Balmain’s Women’s Spring-Summer 2024: Red and coral shades and 3D florals showed up again and again, such as in this polka-dot playsuit from the luxury house’s Spring-Summer collection at Paris. For more,Balmain.com
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Balmain’s Women’s Spring-Summer 2024: Red and coral shades and 3D florals showed up again and again, such as in this polka-dot playsuit from the luxury house’s Spring-Summer collection at Paris. For more,Balmain.com
Air Jordan ‘Tartan Swoosh’ Sneakers: It was time for tartan. Re-create the trend with the Air Jordan 1 Mid high-top sneaker featuring a “Tartan Swoosh”. Available on Farfetch.com; around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000
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Air Jordan ‘Tartan Swoosh’ Sneakers: It was time for tartan. Re-create the trend with the Air Jordan 1 Mid high-top sneaker featuring a “Tartan Swoosh”. Available on Farfetch.com; around 20,000
Moon Phase Varsity Bomber: Street style continues to rule. Bring it home with this bomber from Off-White studio in Italy, established by the late Virgil Abloh. Available on Revolve.com; around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>29,000
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Moon Phase Varsity Bomber: Street style continues to rule. Bring it home with this bomber from Off-White studio in Italy, established by the late Virgil Abloh. Available on Revolve.com; around 29,000
Carson cropped high-rise flared jeans: Buttermilk yellow is the new white. Here, Veronica Beard's 'Carson' jeans cut in a flared shape in a vintage '70s styles made from pastel-yellow denim. 
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Carson cropped high-rise flared jeans: Buttermilk yellow is the new white. Here, Veronica Beard's 'Carson' jeans cut in a flared shape in a vintage '70s styles made from pastel-yellow denim. 
Opera Stilettos: Gladiator sandals made a strong show, such as Gianvito Rossi’s nappa leather pair with a 105mm stiletto heel. Available onLuxe.Ajio.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>99,000
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Opera Stilettos: Gladiator sandals made a strong show, such as Gianvito Rossi’s nappa leather pair with a 105mm stiletto heel. Available onLuxe.Ajio.com; 99,000
Nazar Mini Annacapri Coral Earrings: Red was everywhere. Channel its energy with Turkish designer Begüm Khan’s ‘evil eye’ earrings made with real coral. Available on Matchesfashion.com; around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.25 lakh
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Nazar Mini Annacapri Coral Earrings: Red was everywhere. Channel its energy with Turkish designer Begüm Khan’s ‘evil eye’ earrings made with real coral. Available on Matchesfashion.com; around 1.25 lakh
Valentie Tie: Ties are back in formal fashion. Here, Valentino’s slim wool and silk tie with a metal ‘V’ appliqué. Available on Valentino.com;around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000
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Valentie Tie: Ties are back in formal fashion. Here, Valentino’s slim wool and silk tie with a metal ‘V’ appliqué. Available on Valentino.com;around 40,000

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Source: A compendium of bright and beautiful objects

This week's covet list features bright colours and interesting textures

That Red Shirt: Fine Khadi shirt edged with hand-embroidered details on the panels and pockets in fire-engine red. Available on Khanijo.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16,900
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That Red Shirt: Fine Khadi shirt edged with hand-embroidered details on the panels and pockets in fire-engine red. Available on Khanijo.com; 16,900
Periwinkle Bandhani Printed Co-ord Set: Batwing sleeve shirt pairedwith a smocked, slit skirt from Saaksha & Kinni. Available on Ensembleindia.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000
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Periwinkle Bandhani Printed Co-ord Set: Batwing sleeve shirt pairedwith a smocked, slit skirt from Saaksha & Kinni. Available on Ensembleindia.com; 25,000
Forest-Themed Floral Set: Floral jewellery, all the rage at celebrity weddings, made using a combination of fresh and artificial flowers andleaves. Available on Floralart.co.in;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12,000
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Forest-Themed Floral Set: Floral jewellery, all the rage at celebrity weddings, made using a combination of fresh and artificial flowers andleaves. Available on Floralart.co.in; 12,000
Serendib Cake Stand: Hand-painted fine bone china cake stand accented with 24-carat gold for those special celebrations. Available onGoodearth.in;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,500
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Serendib Cake Stand: Hand-painted fine bone china cake stand accented with 24-carat gold for those special celebrations. Available onGoodearth.in; 6,500
In The Clouds Jug: Designer Jonathan Hansen’s lead-free crystal jug with an exquisite hand-engraved cloud motif. Available on Modaoperandi.com; $650 (around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>54,000)
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In The Clouds Jug: Designer Jonathan Hansen’s lead-free crystal jug with an exquisite hand-engraved cloud motif. Available on Modaoperandi.com; $650 (around 54,000)
Taylor Twins Moccasins: Quirky and stylish low-heeled, colour-blocked moccasins with a square toe from Camper.Available on 24s.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,707
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Taylor Twins Moccasins: Quirky and stylish low-heeled, colour-blocked moccasins with a square toe from Camper.Available on 24s.com; 13,707

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A compendium of beautiful objects ahead of the festive season

All that glitters is gold in our covet list this week 

Brown Dragon Zara Necklace: Statement neck piece from Mayabazaar by Rosalind Pereira made using zari yarn, brass chain and a dragonfly brass pendant. Available on Ogaan.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,060
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Brown Dragon Zara Necklace: Statement neck piece from Mayabazaar by Rosalind Pereira made using zari yarn, brass chain and a dragonfly brass pendant. Available on Ogaan.com; 2,060
Chand Mati by Anjul Bhandari: A new festive collection from thedesigner celebrating chikankari blended with earthy neutrals, taking inspiration from lunar luminescence. Enquiries on Anjulbhandari.in; price on request
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Chand Mati by Anjul Bhandari: A new festive collection from thedesigner celebrating chikankari blended with earthy neutrals, taking inspiration from lunar luminescence. Enquiries on Anjulbhandari.in; price on request
Hoop Set: Gold-tone metal hoops from Australian designer Charles Lichaa’s 8 Other Reasons. Available on Revolve.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,160
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Hoop Set: Gold-tone metal hoops from Australian designer Charles Lichaa’s 8 Other Reasons. Available on Revolve.com; 5,160
Half-Zip Merino Long-Sleeve Top: Made from merino wool, DistrictVision’s longsleeved tee is breathable, antimicrobial and thermoregulating, with a half-zip construction and shell patch pocket.Available on Matchesfashion.com; $275 (around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>23,000)
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Half-Zip Merino Long-Sleeve Top: Made from merino wool, DistrictVision’s longsleeved tee is breathable, antimicrobial and thermoregulating, with a half-zip construction and shell patch pocket.Available on Matchesfashion.com; $275 (around 23,000)
Dream Pumps: From New York-based brand Mansur Gavriel, lambskin pumps with a block heel and golden finish for chic comfort. Available on Shopbop.com; $495
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Dream Pumps: From New York-based brand Mansur Gavriel, lambskin pumps with a block heel and golden finish for chic comfort. Available on Shopbop.com; $495
Block-Printed Soft Silk Shirt: Short, boxy shirt in 100% silk with an all-over pattern made using natural indigo dye through block printing.Available on 11-11.in;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16,900
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Block-Printed Soft Silk Shirt: Short, boxy shirt in 100% silk with an all-over pattern made using natural indigo dye through block printing.Available on 11-11.in; 16,900

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Source: A compendium of beautiful and luxurious objects

From an unusual blush lehenga to decadent Louboutins, this week's covet list has everything

Red Sole Ribbon Ankle-Wrap Stiletto Sandals: Hot pink Christian Louboutin sandals in napa leather and crepe satin ribbon for that decadent feel. Available on Neimanmarcus.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>88,756
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Red Sole Ribbon Ankle-Wrap Stiletto Sandals: Hot pink Christian Louboutin sandals in napa leather and crepe satin ribbon for that decadent feel. Available on Neimanmarcus.com; 88,756
Floral-Printed Plisse Leather Midi Skirt: Showcasing Balenciaga’s “Lily” print from this season, this midi skirt is made from flexible leather into an A-line silhouette. Available on Modaoperandi.com (on pre-order); $6,890 (around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5.64 lakh)
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Floral-Printed Plisse Leather Midi Skirt: Showcasing Balenciaga’s “Lily” print from this season, this midi skirt is made from flexible leather into an A-line silhouette. Available on Modaoperandi.com (on pre-order); $6,890 (around 5.64 lakh)
Lehenga From Imperial Minimalism By Sarah & Sandeep: The designer duo’s fresh, functional take on wedding wear marries Indian and Western silhouettes. Available on Sarahsandeep.com; price on request
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Lehenga From Imperial Minimalism By Sarah & Sandeep: The designer duo’s fresh, functional take on wedding wear marries Indian and Western silhouettes. Available on Sarahsandeep.com; price on request
Amethyst Ribbon Ring: A playful and delicate ring crafted in 18-carat gold, set with natural amethyst baguettes along the band, from Akansha Sethi. Available on Akanshasethi.com; around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 lakh
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Amethyst Ribbon Ring: A playful and delicate ring crafted in 18-carat gold, set with natural amethyst baguettes along the band, from Akansha Sethi. Available on Akanshasethi.com; around 1.3 lakh
Micro Bon Bon: Jimmy Choo’s iconic Bon Bon bag is re-imagined in miniature using napa leather. Available on Row.jimmychoo.com; €595(around  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>53,550)
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Micro Bon Bon: Jimmy Choo’s iconic Bon Bon bag is re-imagined in miniature using napa leather. Available on Row.jimmychoo.com; €595(around 53,550)
Emerald Set Salt & Pepper: With a glam Art Deco aesthetic, this porcelain salt and pepper set from Vista Alegre will dress up any dining table. Available on Luxe.ajio.com;  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9,800
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Emerald Set Salt & Pepper: With a glam Art Deco aesthetic, this porcelain salt and pepper set from Vista Alegre will dress up any dining table. Available on Luxe.ajio.com; 9,800

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On a bagel tour in New York

Bagels are synonymous to the city's cuisine and forms an intrinsic part of its fast-paced culture

Xander Johnson (L) of Bagel Tours takes the Messenger family from San Francisco around Midtown Manhattan to sample some on New York's finest bagels. Bagels are as synonymous with New York as pizza and the Statue of Liberty. Although there is no official count of New York's daily bagel production, Sam Silverman, chief executive of the trade group Bagelup, estimates there are about 500 specialty shops across the city's five boroughs. The ring-shaped bread has evolved and been reinvented since its arrival more than a century ago thanks to Polish Jewish immigrants. 
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Xander Johnson (L) of Bagel Tours takes the Messenger family from San Francisco around Midtown Manhattan to sample some on New York's finest bagels. Bagels are as synonymous with New York as pizza and the Statue of Liberty. Although there is no official count of New York's daily bagel production, Sam Silverman, chief executive of the trade group Bagelup, estimates there are about 500 specialty shops across the city's five boroughs. The ring-shaped bread has evolved and been reinvented since its arrival more than a century ago thanks to Polish Jewish immigrants.  ((Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP))
The inside of a bagel preparation room is pictured during a Bagel Tour around Midtown Manhattan. Rainbow bagels are pictured here. Balinska points to the 1960s as the period when bagels attained broader popularity beyond the Jewish community. Innovations such as the rotating oven enabled bakers to significantly increase output. That led to the arrival of shops touting 'hot' bagels directly to consumers; before, they were only available wholesale.Central players in the further ‘bagelizing’ of America were the Lender brothers, who successfully mass marketed the frozen bagel -- pre-sliced, of course -- in the 1960s, expanding nationwide by 1977. 
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The inside of a bagel preparation room is pictured during a Bagel Tour around Midtown Manhattan. Rainbow bagels are pictured here. Balinska points to the 1960s as the period when bagels attained broader popularity beyond the Jewish community. Innovations such as the rotating oven enabled bakers to significantly increase output. That led to the arrival of shops touting 'hot' bagels directly to consumers; before, they were only available wholesale.Central players in the further ‘bagelizing’ of America were the Lender brothers, who successfully mass marketed the frozen bagel -- pre-sliced, of course -- in the 1960s, expanding nationwide by 1977.  ((Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP))
Ashley Dikos, wife of Bo's Bagels owner Andrew Martinez, shows cream cheese and salmon bagels at Bo's Bagels.
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Ashley Dikos, wife of Bo's Bagels owner Andrew Martinez, shows cream cheese and salmon bagels at Bo's Bagels. ((Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP))
Andrew Martinez, owner of Bo's Bagels, boils bagel dough before his store opens in New York City. 
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Andrew Martinez, owner of Bo's Bagels, boils bagel dough before his store opens in New York City.  ((Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP))
Andrew Martinez, owner of Bo's Bagels, points to fresh bagels at his bakery. While there is debate over just when the first bagels appeared in New York, historians agree that the bread originally arrived in the city in the late 19th century. By 1900, the industry had already expanded to 70 bagel shops, although working conditions were 'terrible,' according to Maria Balinksa's book, 'The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread.' Balinksa chronicles a triumphant 1909 baker strike that upgraded pay and working conditions, helping to propel the broader labor movement in the early 20th century. Over the years, bakers began coating bagels with toppings including salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion and garlic.At Bo's Bagels, all of these play second fiddle to the ‘everything bagel,’ which includes a smattering of all these toppings. Bo's sells more everything bagels than all of the other types combined, said owner Andrew Martinez.
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Andrew Martinez, owner of Bo's Bagels, points to fresh bagels at his bakery. While there is debate over just when the first bagels appeared in New York, historians agree that the bread originally arrived in the city in the late 19th century. By 1900, the industry had already expanded to 70 bagel shops, although working conditions were 'terrible,' according to Maria Balinksa's book, 'The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread.' Balinksa chronicles a triumphant 1909 baker strike that upgraded pay and working conditions, helping to propel the broader labor movement in the early 20th century. Over the years, bakers began coating bagels with toppings including salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion and garlic.At Bo's Bagels, all of these play second fiddle to the ‘everything bagel,’ which includes a smattering of all these toppings. Bo's sells more everything bagels than all of the other types combined, said owner Andrew Martinez. ( (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP))

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