Inspired! Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony Fragrance Collection for Women

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance #4

Alice's pick | Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance #4 | Photograph: Himani Shah

Alice Wandering… was invited to a bloggers’ meet organised by Ralph Lauren to introduce their Big Pony fragrance collection for women before it hits the Indian market. I would’ve probably missed it since I was attending a screenwriting workshop but my sister came to the rescue. She went for it and told me all about it. I was so impressed and inspired by the collection and what she had to say, I  just had to share it with all of you.

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance Collection for Women

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance Collection for Women

The Big Pony Collection for Women is a series of four fragrances embracing dynamic femininity. It explores four vital attributes; Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirit and Style. All four colorful fragrances are bright, playful, energizing and set upon a floral backdrop. Based on a duo of ingredients, each fragrance pops with a unique accent of Citrus, Fruit, Green or Oriental to establish a clear identity with a distinctive twist.

Himani tries out the fragrances

Himani tries out the fragrances

To help you pick the right fragrance of the four, Ralph Lauren has set up a quiz at http://lifeincolorquiz.com/

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Volkswagen Beetle | The heroine’s car in 2010

I’ve always wanted to buy my own car. And I’ve imagined it to be a Volkswagen Beetle. On one of my sister’s birthdays, I bought the toy version for her Barbie. Although we’ve grown out of it now, we can’t stop our nephew from playing with it every time he’s over.

Photographs: Dhruvi Shah

Earlier this year, Aisha released. The lead actor Sonam Kapoor was portrayed as quite the trendy girl. She drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.

Then came Anjaana Anjaani. While the publicized car of course is Blush, in her pre-Blush phase, Kiara (Priyanka Chopra) drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. It was almost as if her transition from the Beetle to the Ford was the character’s personal journey.

The to-be-released Break Ke Baad starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone shows Aaliya Khan (Deepika Padukone) driving a yellow Volkswagen Beetle as well.

Some snapshots from the theatrical trailer:

What do you think of the theatrical trailer?

All three films: Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani and Break Ke Baad have romantic overtones and seem to focus on modern urban couples. All three lead heroines are shown to drive a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are more often than not considered in the same bracket: the young heroines of this generation.

It is interesting how the cultural baggage attached to the car has given it a girly appeal. Of course, the brand’s collaboration with Barbie adds to the effect.

I’m extremely tempted to hop down to the Volkswagen Mumbai West showroom and take a Beetle out for a test drive.

Which car have you always wanted to buy?
What do you think of the Volkswagen Beetle?
Do you like that the three heroines are shown to drive one?

Answer those questions or leave any other thoughts in the comments section. :D

Same same but different | We are

We Are Family starring Kajol and Kareena Kapoor released today.

At the press screening, I was jumping with joy.

If you freeze at 0:07 on the video, you will see Kajol wearing this:

Kajol in We Are Family

Although the scene is sad, explaining why she is dressed in a grey tunic with black embroidery and black buttons.

You will see how much fun I’ve had with the tunic. :D

Photographs: Aniruddha Guha

Tunic – Options Mall, Juhu, Mumbai, India

I love the colourful buttons. I usually pair the ensemble with either yellow or purple chappals. Of course, I don’t miss the opportunity to flaunt my pwetty pink shoes.

Unfortunately, the Banyan Tree Cafe at Worli, Mumbai has shut down.

You know I love contests and prizes. Sooo… if you can tell me the approximate time in the film you spot Kajol wearing the tunic, you shall win a surprise!
Leave the details in the comments section or email me. Can’t wait! xoxo