Cartier Women’s Award Initiative

Fleximoms – Sairee Chahal

Sairee Chahal is Co-Founder, Fleximoms (www.fleximoms.in).

Fleximoms is a work-life and career destination for women in India. Fleximoms works towards creating, enhancing and co-creating workflex opportunities for women professionals. It also helps organizations harness flexibility as a value driver. Seen as a change leader and pioneer in the women and work conversation, Sairee is an ardent workflex advocate.

Sairee has worked in start-up mode as well as in large set-ups in research and consulting capacities. This includes setting up Russia and CIS practice for Heidrick & Struggles HSII http://www.heidrick.com and Confederation of Indian Industry.

Sairee started her career as a journalist with Advertising & Marketing magazine and quickly moved on to set-up world’s first daily for mariners —http://www.newslinkservices.com.

Sairee is a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want and is an industry influencer shaping the future of work conversation.

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This piece was originally published in Enterprisers.in

It’s time to pamper yourself at Dream Cochin hotel in Kerala

If you are looking for a holiday near the  famous backwaters or a quick getaway from the hectic city life, Cochi is your  best bet.

American hotelier Vikram Chatwal’s boutique  hotels are known for their unique designs, superior accommodation facilities and  state-of-the-art architecture. Bringing the same luxury to India, Chatwal’s  Dream Cochin hotel in Kerala is a visitor’s delight with its vast range of  facilities and delectable restaurants.

Fort Cochin’s spa and beauty services ranging  from ayurvedic massages to organic aromatherapy treatments are ideal for a  relaxed holiday.

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SHOP TILL YOU DROP

Luxury shopping exhibition, The Dressing Room  is back this year showcasing contemporary fashion styles at the Hotel Hyatt  Regency, New Delhi today. Shilpi Jatia and Ritu Bagrodia offer a holistic  experience in chic shopping presenting with the best prêt ensembles, intricate  jewellery pieces and trendy accessories selected from popular designer labels.  Some of the participating designers include Alpana Gujral, Rohit Bal, Vikram  Phadnis, Arti Talwar, Vizyon and Nikki Mahajan.

ALL UNDER  ONE ROOF

Calling all fashionistas! Delhi’s latest  design and concept store Moonriver has recently opened in Defence Colony, New  Delhi comprising of a  super-stylish fashion floor, an exquisite home decor  section and a cafe. The exclusive fashion floor is currently featuring exquisite  collections from some of the country’s leading designers such as Abraham&  Thakore, Toms Shoes, White Champa Eka, Pero and Taramay by  Nayantara Sood to  name a few.

TOP WOMEN ON ROLL

The Cartier Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum  hosted by Ms. Priya Paul for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Asia Pacific  finalist from India, Ms. Sairee Chahal, witnessed a gathering by top  entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including Chiki Sarka, Kalli Purie,  Avantika Dalmia and Aparna Batra to name a few. The USP of Cartier Women  Initiative Awards is that this business plan competition sees over a thousand  applicants from 6 major regions of the world. The winner is coached by  professionals from Cartier, INSEAD and McKinsey.

ALL THINGS  ETHNIC

Zoya and of Taj Khazana presented their  collections of hand crafted jewellery and fine silk saris titled and inspired by  the timeless city of Banaras. Delhi’s well known fashionistas were roped in to  walk the runway and model the creations. The collection boasted of pieces made  of 22 Kt gold, polkis and diamonds with intricate Banarasi Meenakari. The  Banarasi saris featured intricate zari embellishments and priceless  brocades.

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LUXURY  FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Italian fashion house Gucci is celebrating  fashion with a social cause once again with it specially designed bag to mark  the the seventh anniversary of its collaboration with UNICEF. The Gucci Boston  bag will be available in stores in 2013.

 

DESI  DESIGNS IN LONDON

After popular Indian designers such as Abu  Jani & Sandeep Khosla and Anamika Khanna, it’s designer duo Abraham and  Thakore who will be retailing their clothes at the prestigious departmental  store Harrods in London. The exclusive loungewear collection of eye masks, wash  bags, robes and laundry bags will be launched this autumn.

STYLISH AND EDGY  PIECES FOR YOUR HOME

Here is your chance to give your home a  stylish and edgy makeover. Home accessory & product designer Gautam Dhawan,  who has recently moved back to India from London just launched his design  studio, ‘Exhibit D’ customised design services for interior accessories. The  contemporary and innovative collection of coffee tables, lightings, table lamps  and installations are available at the studio located at Meher Chand Market,  Lodi Colony.

TOAST TO ANOTHER  FASHION WEEK

Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week in  association with Azva is back with its third edition with a line-up of designers  that include some big names from the industry. Ace couturiers and masters of  trousseau like Pallavi Jaikishan, Meera & Muzaffar Ali and Shantanu &  Nikhil will present their bridal collections from Septemebr 12-17, 2012 at the  Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Designers like Narendra Ahmed, Vikram Phadnis,  Rocky S, Shane & Falguni Peacock and Mandira Wirk will also showcase the  best of bridal couture design and trends for the upcoming season. Designer Tarun  Tahiliani is set to open the event while JJ Valaya has been roped in for the  spectacular grand finale

This was originally published in Mail Online India