The changing trends in the fashion industry has led to this dynamic creation produced by Vira Enterprise, registered under the brand name of Helina. Helina is created for the elite woman who likes to have nothing but the best. What started out in 1986 as an endeavour to create the most elegant, gentle and intricately worked upon garments has today added style and glamour to the wardrobe of women from across the globe.
A complete range of casuals, semi-formals, formals and party wear is available to suit your needs. Helina creations are availble in over 270 outles across the globe.
NAUTICA WOMEN'S SPORTSWEAR
The Nautica Women's Sportswear Fall 2008 Collection features chic, modern look for the woman with an adventurous streak in rich reds, burnt orange and strong gold on a blanket of deep navy. Nautica also updates its racing watch-the NST Yachtimer, by adding a sporty strap, racing details on the reflector ring and pushers. The primary feature is the countdown timer that sounds an alert beep at each countdown interval. It also features a 48mm case size, water resistance to 100m, a 12-hour alarm with repeat function and a 96-hour chronograph along with Swiss movement. Their collection is available at Nautica stores located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune.
RAVISSANT PREMIER LUXURY BRAND
Capturing the essence of indulgence with contemporary classics, Ravissant, India's premier luxury brand has launched its exclusive range of table linen for every day use, backyard or garden parties and occasional fine dining. The collection epitomises simplicity and quality, creating fresh, distinctive and stylish looks with ecofriendly and natural fabrics like cotton, linen, organza, chander and damask. Select from a lively tone of copper sulphate blue or a timeless black and white piece with royal prints. Priced between Rs 3,500 and Rs 8,000, the range is available at the Ravissant Store at New Friends Colony, New Delhi.
Lifestyle Accessories Brand
Leading lifestyle accessories brand, Cross, has launched the new animal-print inspired Sauvage Collection of fine writing instruments. The Sauvage is the very first Cross pen, in its more than 160-year history, that was developed and engineered purely to suit a woman's preference for style, balance and shape of a writing instrument. Inspired by tribal motifs, desert hues and safari settings, the Sauvage Collection is created to complement the season's hottest trends, yet crafted as only Cross can to bring joy and long-lasting luxury to one's everyday rituals. The collection is available at major lifestyle stores across the country.
PIAGET'S STAR JEWELLERY LINE
Piaget's star jewellery line, Possession, welcomes a new aesthetic interpretation of the concept on which it has built its enduring success a ring in a ring. The collection thus takes on new proportions and displays a resolutely graphic visual identity. This jewellery adapts to match with various moods. The necklace can be worn in a casual manner like a matinee-length necklace over an open-necked blouse or a roll-neck sweater, but also as a choker thanks to a clever link along the gold chain. This circle of gold engraved with the word 'Possession' and nestling in another gold circle, naturally draws all eyes. The earrings with their original size offer an interesting new take on the hoop earring theme. For details, contact the Piaget Boutique in Mumbai.
Hidesign launches Adventure 02, its latest sophisticated workbag for men. Hidesign's Adventure 02 strikes a perfect balance for both office and casual usage. The bag allows corporate executives to strike equilibrium between a casual and formal office accessory as it has an adjustable and removable shoulder strap along with a grab handle. The Adventure 02 bag has some pioneering features such as the flap with hidden tuck lock closure and interior zip divider pocket that enables the busy business executive some additional space to store gadgets. Available in waxy natural grain Sudan leather, Hidesign Adventure 02 is laptop compatible and comes with a complimentary laptop case. Hidesign Adventure 02 is available at all the Hidesign stores across the country and is priced at Rs 4,795.
Somfy India presents its latest product in motorisation-Glystro. Drawing the curtains manually to let in light and air, or shutting out the bright afternoon sun, could be cumbersome. Somfy has brought in mechanisms that provide complete control of the blinds and curtains at your fingertips, which means no unsightly cords and ropes. Its light sensors in its motors and remotes help not only to draw and remove curtains and blinds automatically but also maintain a cool environment. They help in saving energy as well. Glystro is priced at Rs 30,000 for 3m.
FEATHERLITE STUDIO F
Featherlite launches Studio f, marking their foray into the hospitality and residential sector. Combining style with class and elegance with comfort, you now have a variety at Studio f that makes it a one-stop shop. Their new showroom in Bengaluru provides you with 16 model bedrooms and 8 fully furnished bathrooms. Their endeavour is to cater to all kind of tastes and budget and therefore manufacture furniture in a variety of materials like medium density fibre wood, hardwood, plastic and metals. Clients with an exclusive project will be happy to know that Studio f offers customisation of size, shades and 'abrics. Studio f offers complete solutions for the 7 primary spaces: bedroom, living room, accent furniture, restaurant, club and lounge bar, banquet and outdoor. Featherlite associates bring you all the accessories you could want to match any decor.
GRAFFITI DESIGNER TILES
Graffiti brings you lustrous, high-quality, low-maintenance tiles to beautify your floors. Floortech CELL is a unique combination of modern technology and creative genius. Its abrasion-resistant coat makes Floortech CELL scratch and stain proof that will leave your floors spic and span for longer than you expect. The other marvellous properties of these tiles are a high bending strength that makes it long-lasting and a rich European glaze that will keep your eyes on the floor. You can avail of this product at all leading stores across the country and at Graffiti design headquarters in Mumbai (Santacruz W) and Ahmedabad (CG Road). Floortech CELL is available in size of 2"x 2" and 19 colours. They are priced at Rs 65 to Rs 80 per sq ft.
MAHARAJA ARTS CARPETED FLOOR
Since time immemorial, royalty, all over the world, has been treading on soft carpeted floors. So much so that strutting on the red carpet is part and parcel of the lives of the rich and the famous. The Museum Revival collection, brought to you by Maharaja Arts, brings you just that. It is inspired by acclaimed, historical masterpieces found in museums and private collections, as well as the notable designs from the 16th century onwards. Exclusivity, tastefully woven designs and signature colours, make this collection worth a buy. Add this touch of yesteryears to your home and feel special in your own abode. Maharaja Arts have showrooms in New Delhi and Gurgaon.
INDIGO NATION SUITING
Indigo Nation launches the all new autumn winter collection for the young men busy at work. They add spunk to the monotony of work by introducing bold, exciting prints in office wear and a new line of club wear. Faking Formals offers contrast yokes, stitch detailing, inner cuffs and gusset details. Exec Funk includes stripes of all sizes. For the tycoon with more serious tastes, stylish and chic formal wear is also available. They club fashion with glamour and incorporate premium jacquards and fancy stripes for the evening out. Indigo Nation shirts range from Rs 699 to Rs 1,099 and trousers range from Rs 799 to Rs 1,399. These collections are available at all four metros, Kanpur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Kochi and Kozhikode. The collection is also available at all Pantaloons and Central outlets.
The ever-lasting classic black and white formal look, which takes so much maintenance that we keep it only for the special days, is made very easy by Urbana.
They cater to men above the age of 35 and have launched the Active Black and Dura White shirts, which spells elegance without having to visit the dry cleaner. Urbana merges technology with pure style so that your black and white shirts last you even after a good 20 to 25 washes. Urbana shirts are priced between Rs 1,499 and Rs 2,199. The collection is available at leading departmental stores in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata,
Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Cochin and Trichy.
SONY FLASH DRIVE
Sony India has launched three new Micro Vault USB Flash Drives: two all-new Micro Vault 'Click' models and the latest Micro Vault Tiny. The Micro Vault Tiny highlights an expanded 8GB storage capacity, while the Micro Vault 'Click' models have no caps to lose and employs a 'Clicking' action similar to that of a retractable pen. It uses a high-speed USB 2.0 platform, which has been enhanced to support Windows ReadyBoostTM. Both Micro Vault 'Click' and Micro Vault Tiny models are enabled with Plug and Play mode, allowing automatic recognition when users connect it to a USB port. Both the models are compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The brand new Micro Vault 'Click' models and latest Micro Vault Tiny will be available at Sony owned stores, select national retail partners, as well as select Sony authorised dealers across the country.
Iris brings you refreshing fragrances for your living space that will give you a beautiful reason to come home. Their Reed Diffuser home fragrance set is available in fruity and spicy fragrances of apple cinnamon, lavender, musk melon and orange blossom, lemon grass, jasmine and neroli. You don't need to light a fire; all you have to do is immerse these
reeds in a container of essential oil, for the fragrance to spread in the room. The other option is the Fragrance Vapourizer home fragrance set that is available in the same fragrances. Place the tealight at the base of the vaporiser, add oil and light it. Their attractive colours, shapes and fragrances make them excellent gift options. You can buy them at, Ceramics Home Decoratives, The Next Shop, Oxford Book Store, Fragrance, Pantaloon Retail India Ltd, All About Interiors and Design & Decor.