The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 15, 2013 |


Mixed Bag

Published on 14 September 2013

Clutch couture

  • Brique Intrecciato Silk Stretch Knot

A classy clutch can instantly up the glam quotient of just about any outfit. So if you love being in the limelight just reach out for Bottega Veneta clutches. The Italian luxury goods brand that's known for its leather accessories has two new signature knot clutch bags in maroon and gold in its kitty.

The Brique Intrecciato Silk Stretch Knot is made in intrecciato textured silk and priced at Rs 1.06 lakh. Intrecciato is the brand's signature technique of weaving leather. The Intreccio Oro Bruciato Knot comes at Rs 1.75 lakh with a stylish burnt gold finish.

  • Intreccio Oro Bruciato Knot

Both clutches have a rounded box shape and flaunt Bottega Veneta's carefully crafted knot fastener. The creations are made in leather and rayon.

The clutches are available in Bottega Stores in Bangalore's UB City, Mumbai's Palladium Mall and Galleria Mall and, at The Oberoi Gurgaon and DLF Emporio Mall in Delhi.

Kama 2.0

  • Kama Ayurveda's stand-alone store in Delhi at DLF Place Saket mall

It's a popular choice of India's top hotel chains for their supply of creams and lotions. But Kama Ayurveda has been reinventing itself into a brand for everyone. The brand, that's synonymous with luxury bath oils, creams and lotions in India, just launched its second stand-alone store in Delhi at DLF Place Saket mall. The first outlet has been up and running in the capital's elite shopping hub Khan Market for a year now.

At the spanking store, counter tops are loaded with what the brand's directors are expecting to be the top-sellers in the coming months: Kokum and Almond Body Butter, for Rs 1,195, made from almond and coconut oil, as well as Rose Jasmine Hand Cleanser and Rose Jasmine Hand Lotion (made from essential oils of rose and jasmine) priced at Rs 895 each.

  • Kokum and Almond Body Butter is 92.3 per cent natural

Each product carries a percentage tag of how 'natural' or chemical-free it is. So, the Kokum and Almond Body Butter is 92.3 per cent natural as it's suffused with shea, kokum and cocoa butter that help reduce dryness of the skin.

The Rose Jasmine Hand Cleanser is 99.77 per cent natural, infused with aloe vera juices. The hand lotion meanwhile has a combination of tea tree and basil oils among other ingredients and is 98.98 per cent natural.

Kama Ayurveda products can also be purchased online at