Check Mate

Hollywood beauties are smitten by Louis Vuitton’s latest checkered offering. And they all seem to instinctively pick up a version that’s most suited to their personality…

Super babes Miranda Kerr, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst and Isabelli Fontana seem to have something apart from a million women wanting to be like them and more than a million men wanting to be with them. Binding all of these beauties together is a checkered Louis Vuitton dress as each of them has been recently spotted donning one of the iconic brand’s Spring Summer 2013 offering.


Kirsten Dunst got comfortable in a long dress with oft white and caramel checks and to say that the dress seemed to just glide like honey over her milky complexion, would be an understatement. Check out the picture and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Lol… did I just say Check… Must be the LV effect!

Kirsten Dunst in a honey and cream version of the LV dress

Kirsten Dunst in a honey and cream version of the LV dress


Kristen Stewart looked smashing in a bold white and black checkered number. While she would look gorgeous in the caramel outfit that her namesake donned too, we’d say the black does justice to her goth look. Interestingly, given the controversies she’s been in and out of lately, people seem to be judging and categorizing her purely as Good and Bad – White and Black. Spooky!

K Stew -- matching outfits with personalities, perhaps?

K Stew — matching outfits with personalities, perhaps?

Miranda Kerr’s structured shirt dress is less caramel than Kirsten Dunst’s. Thumbs up from us — the soft nude checks make her look less of an ice queen and more feminine.

Miranda Kerr opts for soft nude and white checks

Miranda Kerr opts for soft nude and white checks

Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana teamed her LV checkered skirt with an all covering white top. While we’ve nothing against the top itself, can’t say we’re a fan of the combination… just falls flat and fails impress, doesn’t it. On the bright side, thank God for her vibrant smile, it can set any wardrobe disaster straight.

Isabeli Fontana: Love the skirt, not so much the top.

Isabeli Fontana: Love the skirt, not so much the top.


We know Jessica Alba’s tired of the cute tag, but that doesn’t mean she steps out in this!!! Black and white checks are not meant for everyone and we think Jessica’s helped send that message out successfully.

Black and white's just not for cutesy pie Jessica Alba

Black and white’s just not for cutesy pie Jessica Alba

Exclusive pics: Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and actor Demi Moore don outfits by Indian designers at Jodhpur bash

Naomi Campbell and Indian designer Manav Gangwani. Naomi is wearing an Indian outfit from Manav’s collection

You must, by now, know that British supermodel Naomi Campbell and her Russian boyfriend Vladimir Doronin are in Jodhpur, celebrating the latter’s birthday. We know that Naomi is 42 years of age, but Vladimir’s age is not as known as his famous girlfriends. We wonder if the number of candles on his birthday cake were the equivalent of his age and if anyone bothered to count. Anyway, what’s important is that the high profile couple decided to party with their famous friends in the land of royalty – Jodhpur as they stay in the stunning Umaid Bhavan Palace. Sources from Jodhpur, however, say that they don’t understand the hype surrounding these ‘celebrity firangs’.

Kate Moss wearing a design by Indian designer Manish Malhotra in Jodhpur

Most in the hospitality sector in Jodhpur have no clue who Naomi Campbell is or Kate Moss, for that matter. “Some firang actor or model,” they divulge. But being experts in the hospitality business, they know how to take care of VVIP guests, whether or not they recognise them. The most recognised by the staff, however, was designer Manish Malhotra and they loved him. Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger performed for the couple and guests present. Naomi and her model friends, Kate Moss, Karolina Kurkova, Hollywood actor Demi Moore and others donned creations by Indian designer Manish Malhotra. Naomi even wore a colourful Indian ghagra choli by Manav Gangwani and a white ensemble from Manish’s Mijwan collection for a brunch do. Here are some pics yours truly managed to lay hands on…

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova in a Manish Malhotra sari in Jodhpur

Naomi Campbell in a white Indian outfit from designer Manish Malhotra’s Mijwan collection, in Jodhpur

The world’s most sought after cougar – Demi Moore in a Manish Malhotra outfit, during her stay in Jodhpur, India