I heard about this amazing concept – The Divorcée Sale that took place in The Mondrian Hotel at the Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles last month. Jill Alexander—who was once the west coast brand manager for Tory Burch—is the creator of this ecclectic vision that brings in unwanted designer pieces from divorcées around the country.
Wouldn’t it be a great concept – The Divorcée Sale – in India??? Think about it; most of our fashionistas are divorced. One could score serious designer digs from divorcées looking to purge their fashionable excess baggage. It’s good for all; budget fashionistas can pick up stuff. which otherwise they couldn’t afford and the divorcees can do a lot with that extra cash.
Oh yes, you can earn some Karmic points too by sharing the revenue with some charitable organisation. Jill Alexander who originated the concept of ‘The Divorcée Sale’ in L.A shared 25% of the proceeds with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Meredith Israel’s medical fund. Her Sale had a VIP Preview (which is great to create a Page3 event here) before it opened to Public and had goodies from designers like YSL andLanvin to Tory Burch with prices ranging from $50-$2,500.
The Divorcée Sale would be a Big Hit in Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru as there are no dearth of rich divorcees with closets full of designer stuff – bags, heels and of course loads and loads of clothes all bought with the flowing moolah of ex husband/s! And nowadays being a ‘Divorcée’ is nothing to be ashamed of.
Obsessive Socialite Tanisha Mohan can go to any extent to be on the front-row at a fashion show. On the final day of Delhi Couture Week at Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’s show our desperate Page 3 lady couldn’t manage a front-row seat. There were the likes of Dimple Kapadia, Rinkie Khanna, Nikhil and Nitasha Nanda, Suzanne Roshan, Kalyani Chawla, Orient Craft’s Dhingra with his lovely daughters, Sobha De and other Abu-Sandeep loyalists. Obviously Tanisha couldn’t fit in to that league. So what does our lady do? She crosses over to the other side of the ramp to the section exclusively reserved for Media and plonks herself next to Umesh Jivnani. In fact Umesh thought Tanisha wants to jump across on to the vacant seat on the second row but poor guy didn’t know that the obsessive socialite would die than be seated in the 2nd row.
But there are some real cool people too at Fashion Shows. At Pallavi jaikishan’s show, Nitasha Nanda came late and saw her seat already grabbed. Without making a fuss, she walked up to the 4th row and sat there and watched the show. This is called Class. What say you???
We cribbed about Indian Politics turning dynastic – The Gandhi dynasty, the Karunanidhi dynasty, the Sharad Pawar dynasty, the Mulayam dynasty, the Jaswant Singh dynasty, the Rajnath Singh dynasty and many-many more.
We also cribbed about dynastic rule in Bollywood – the Kapoor khandaan, the Bachchan khandaan, the Roshan khandaan and the Khan khandaans.Now the dynastic trends are plaguing Page 3 schmoozers. Suddenly I am discovering the Dolly Aunties are taking along their daughters and sons to pose with them to carry on the Page 3 mantle forward. Now whenever I see Neeta Lulla, I see her with Nishka Lulla. Same goes for Delhi designer Reynu Taandon and her daughter Nikita and son Rahil and choreographer Rashmi Virmani and Gopalika Virmani. Tanisha Mohan toh already training her 2 year old toddler. But uski toh life hi Page 3 hai! I wonder why the tabloid editors put those pictures up. I mean what happened to the very definition of Page 3 shenanigans? Seems there ain’t no definition anymore. Maska lagao aur Page 3 mein aa jao. Wah bhai Wah!