Sunday’s Elle Carnival for a Cause at Tote was super fun! Hosted by Nonita Karla, Archana Pillai & Amrit Rai (somehow they managed to put together a fabulous indoor/outdoor carnival in a matter of hours after it thundered and stormed all night!) This by the way, is Elle’s annual fun & friendly way to spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer screening (especially for those who cannot afford it themselves.) Co-hosted by the admirable Devieka Bhojwani (a breast cancer survivor herself.) I was the emcee for the afternoon and had a great time. Between announcements I shopped, got my nails done by Scherezaad, my tarot read, my own Elle cover girl photo and a foot massage (not to mention several yummy vodka cocktails and a hotdog.) The most important lesson I learnt though was that early detection is key and in over 80% of all cases makes the cancer 100% curable. Spread the word peeps, regular check ups can save the lives of women everywhere, everyday.
Spotted: Jackie Shroff (seen him a round a lot lately, his daughter Krishna is so pretty!), Vidya Balan, Arti Surendranathan, Raman Lamba, Konal Kohli, Sammeer & Palak Sheth, Aki Narula, Red, Blue Yellow’s Karishma Bajaj, Asim Merchant & Paul Rodrigeuz, Rashmi Uday-Singh, Atul Kasbekar, Raell Padamsee, Kadambari, Beenu Bawa, Carol Gracias, Alka & Atul Nishar, Haseena Jethmalani, Vikram Raizada, Suleiman & Reshma Merchant, Suresh & Devieka Bhojwani, Bandana Tiwari & Ravi Krishnan, Rahul Mishra, the ever-coordinated couple Pravina & Jamal Mecklai seemed to be enjoying the balloon hats just as much as the kids, Lata Patel, Tina Tahiliani and Narendra Kumar (who decided to jump up and thank everyone for smoking, making his sentiments on smoking at a carnival for cancer pretty clear!)
P.S. Big love to Estinna by Tina G. Bedi for this gorgeous dress, join the Estinna Facebook group now! Oh and I just remembered, Jamal Mecklai pointed out that there were a lot of girls in green at the carnival; is green the new black, Anyone, anyone?