Gucci Gucci ya ya da da!*

MissMalini , 14 Oct 2009

*Before you think I’ve gone nuts remember to sing that to the tune of itchy kitchy ya ya da da Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa and Pink from the soundtrack to Moulin Rouge!

Queenie & Raja Dhodi at the Gucci launch (and in happier times)
Queenie & Raja Dhodi at the Gucci launch (and in happier times)

I’m excited because the Gucci store in Mumbai is relaunching with its Fall/Winter collection tomorrow at the Galleria, The Oberoi Hotel, Nariman Point. I distinctly remember the opening party (this was during Lakme Fashion Week) where everyone was bouncing around from NCPA to The Oberoi Gucci launch and then on to Taxi for the Fashion Week after party. I remember thinking how that was by far the swankiest event I’ve been to in Mumbai. Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu etc. all dressed to the T.

guccitrayI wish I had pictures of that night but all I have is vivid memories of a huge room filled with champagne flutes and catwalk videos of models in Gucci garb projected on the walls. There was also an incredible buffet spread across half the room that had my boyfriend drooling (he’s a foodie you see) and interestingly enough mood lighting, which was perfect although not very shutterbug friendly. I even remember going home with a pretty cool party favor; Gucci ice-trays where the ice freezes in the shape of a stylish “G” oh la la! (Psst! That’s what was in the bag Queeni’s holding too.)

Here I found you some footage!

Anyhow this time they’ve invited Shobha & Dilip  De, Yash & Avantika Birla, Suresh  Bhojwani, Ravi & Bandana Krishnan, Gautam & Nawaz Singhania, Namita & Alex Kuruvilla, Boman & Parizaad Irani, Atulya  Mafatlal, Gaurav & Sunita  Ghai, Anand & Anuradha  Mahindra, Sunil & Mana Shetty, Harish Fabiani, Giampaolo Cutillo, Dr. Vijay  Mallya, A.D. & Sabina Singh, Atul & Alka Nishar, Yohan & Michelle Poonawala, Sanjay Kapoor, Ajit Singh, Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Ravi Seth, Anil & Tina Ambani, Adar & Natasha Poonawala, Delna Poonawala, Tonny & Haseena Jethmalani, Nisha Jhamwala, Chaya Momaya, Roohi & Chetan Jaikishan, Nirmal & Meera Jhaveri, Kishore & Kitu Bajaj, Jasjeet & Kavita Singh, Anoop Mehta, Rajeev & Komal Vazir and Taizoon Khorakhiwala. I’m off to a new food & wine menu tasting at Shiro tomorrow night but will try to swing by, if not I’m sure I’ll get the press note and we can suss out the celeb turnout together!

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