Sunday, 13 April 2014

Fashion Grunge Look | How to wear Ear Cuffs

High fashion world is always about breaking rules.There are a lot of style stereotypes which are dominated by a longstanding rule, and the fashion Jury giving guidance on what to wear it with what. But whats life without some sugar and spice ? Gone are the days when a Sartorial would  suggest that we wear those feminine , and ultra flirtatious lace dresses with a hint of ladylike pumps, and how a scene from a 90s flick would make a women run for her contacts coz Betty like glasses and a date dress were a big NO then .Its new age and we contrive a stylish switch in the protocol. Today's women don't shy in adding a lil grunge to a lace dress and get a street style approved look. Pumps are swapped by Combat boots,those geeky glasses are stay put on the nose,and when it comes to jewelry , more is more like LITERALLY ! 
Mixing on some high and low turns out to be a more playful way to go about any day ! Ear cuffs, stacking on some junk bracelets and some wild DIY turned out necklace paired with that pretty lace dress flowing on a windy day, howz that for a wild side of change ?
I wore this outfit on the last day of WIFW which happened lately.
After hours of hunting, I couldn't get a perfect lady like dainty necklace  to go with the look. It was then I decided to do a whole switch and not to stifle my creativity and let it go through some ebbs and flows in my own way. I converted this old key chain souvenir into a necklace, and the measuring tape was cut, Inspired by this bag of mine and the rest is all history !
Dress: Forever New
Boots: Styled here
Arm stack- Splash and sarojini
Necklace- DIY

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Fashion Week Outfit | Checkered JUMPSUIT

After the most prominent fashion event of Delhi, WIFW,and apparently typical days of running,and rushing after the shows and feeling super dry and drained,Our Outfits should be more geared towards functionality and comfort. I would never mind to be dressed in comfy homiest outfit, for an activity where I am involved to walk in a big way, if it had not been the fear of getting spotted by the Fashion Police and their own way and interpretation of wardrobe scrutiny . And with the street styles and all that paparazzo ; fashion weeks becomes the most influential watch shows of the world , letting you in on "What Caught our eye " Tag, hence by all means our fashion week outfits should be a bit more glamorous than what one would usually wear . 
This Wide-legged airy and roomy Jumpsuit was my sartorial shorthand of making an effort and being easy at the same time .The back zipper and neckline of this one piece is even more flattering, but had to be hidden under this jacket as I didn't have my arms waxed that day. Fashion weeks are not an event , its an experience, and these statement heels(though just 2inches),on which I rely by for any other day of equal amount of running got the best of me and left me all out of sorts especially when I was one of those social media mavens. But then all's well as long you have someone to tuck you back home ! right ?
Heels-Bangkok- see them here
Lace Jacket-Madame fashion
Ring- Asos
On My lips-Mac Impassioned

Friday, 4 April 2014

Brand Spotlight : Madame Spring Collection and Bloggers meet At Pacific Mall, Delhi

Last month was all about buzzing events and then the much awaited Fashion week happened. Things moved on at a pretty fast pace ,and then after burning the candle from both ends,I just felt like crashing and not to even look at any mails . I need to get rid of my dark circles pretty soon, and am also looking for some pronto vacation elope. But before anything happens pretty fast, let me just do a brief look back to a blogger meet up which happened last month organized by " Madame"at their Pacific Mall, Delhi outlet
As usual, I got a chance to rub my elbows with event regulars and some new connections were made too. Needless to say, a lot of things happens over a cup of coffee ,and the unveiling of Madame Spring Summer collection 2014 was just a part of it.
There were hair stylists, who were hired to do a Zealous Cinderella makeover on us, before we were asked to pick our style from the collection and head for a quick change of our outfits.
There were short videos made on why's and how's of the collection,with blogger intro and the cameraman's usual technical glitches and re-takes. 
My style is usually comfortable, hence I just took a moment to slip into these harem pants and called it a day. Within minutes I saw this cropped lace jacket hidden under trial piles, and picked it up for the rest of my pairing.
Stills from the video shooting, when I was a Talking Tom. Dressed all in Madame.
The end result - I looked all fancy,in Madame,but felt a lil packed up a while after,as I went down a size in this jacket. After month of hunting for a jacket like this, it had to come to me this way. But then it was an  " it" fashion triage,and didn't even restrict me in a big way(just a size small),But then ,we probably should have clothes in all fits and sizes,some more flatter fitted and a few snug, and as long as I am not getting fat, things like these walk back with me home.
Above-Chit Chat with bloggers below Me trying on this humongous hat displayed on the window.Sadly,It was not for sale:{
I would say that I am not a regular at shopping at madame, but their colorful spring/summer surely makes me wanna keep a tab on whats new!The store looked energetic with huge prints galore spotted on the racks,and some nice summery and candy dresses on which I had a crush on.
Do drop in a Madame store whenever possible ,and check out a variety of styles ranging from simple tees, vests and tops in nets and laces, to keep you cool and stylish this spring. The collection also includes short skirts and sunny dresses both for formal and casual occasions.
Check out some more event related activities at the hash-tag- #madamebloggersmeet
Price: INR 895 onward
Availability: All Madame stores

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Best Of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014| Mandira Wirk|Masaba for Satya Paul|Pankaj and Nidhi|SamantChauhan Fashion Designers Collection (ii)

In continuation to last post, where we discussed the Best of WIFW (Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW'14), I couldn't help but add an extension to the term "Best" and map out a few more desired styles/designers and zoom them to focus. There was still so much left for fashion designers, runway collection and everything stylish, which was loved, hence it was necessary to get some more scoop from the runway and put an end to the fashion cravings and launch a part ii series. After all that's what  bloggers do right ? Extract the whole juice from the freshest designs from the fashion weeks?? lol !  Well then  Here's to a few" MORE" of my favorites .
MANDIRA WIRK AT WIFW AW'14                           
Fashion Designer Mandira Wirk Collection "OMBRE", started off on grey tones along with Burgundy and Amber for the first segment and we saw a switch over to intense purple and charcoal and Black for the final segment ,where Gauhar khan stepped in looking Bold and nothing less than Royality in Black sleek gown.  The bodice with fur looked pretty n elegant,n there was a polished mix of colors, sharpened with laser cuts and softened with embroidery.
Elegantly styled belted coats and giant floppy lapel was also seen in her collection. The silhouettes were dreamy, and very English.The bags were couturier with an exclusive line of baguette, and minaudieres and bow clutches. Miss India International 2012 Rochelle Maria Rao  was also seen walking the ramp for her.
Satya Paul AT WIFW AW'14
Satya Paul's Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta Collection, set all eyes rolling;no wonder she is the Queen of digital prints, and one can't just stop admiring her work. The collection named "Icarus " had a lightheart take on prints and it explored various paradigms of illusions and its form. Her designs are a visual treat for many, and I have imagined myself about umpteen time wearing her work.A tap of running water, positioned as to drip onto your thighs, just above the slit, a safety pin pulling together the cut, and a lot more prints with strategic placement about where the print would fall seemed so seamless and proved her genius. Besides the designs being attention grabbing, I feel there is a lot of energy moving in her garments. The collection being futuristic, works with a formula of less is more, and even the models were seen abstain from any accessories except the outstanding bags which matched the topography of the prints in focus." Dear Masaba We bow to u :) "
PANKAJ AND NIDHI AT WIFW AW'14                   
Fashion Designers Pankaj and Nidhi collection"House of Cards" was based on a Spanish theme, and the ramp looked beyond amazing in the backdrop of giant size cards plastered from ceiling to the floor and Their was a lot of anticipation in what's gonna come next and heart pumping fast. The show started with a matador dance with the torero doing the famous bullfighter's double step. The collection was rich and artistic, with applique work and gold cords and pack of cards inspired prints. The matador capes conveyed the most elemental and exciting powers of fashion and had a convenient flow. Besides that, the collection was suited for both formal and casual dressing.
Fashion designer Samant Chauhan Collection, themed RAJPUTANA TRAVELLER, was an unexpected pleasure. The back ground score of the running train kept up with the whole traveler theme. The models strutted down the ramp with rucksack style bags and humongous bagpacks, which made the whole theme sewed in perfectly. The designer sets apart things by using unusual silk yarns, and hand woven fabrics, with intricate gold  zari  that even mother nature seems to be giving a nod .The models came down wearing soft textured and luxurious pieces with all eyes above the neck when the fancy metallic ear cuffs and ear chains were noticed making a definite statement.At least it made me embrace the trend, and wear one on my lobe the next day.

You can also have a look at the other participating fashion designers collection like Tarun Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka, Aneeth Arora,Siddartha Tytler, Rabani and Rakha, Rehane,Zubair Kirmani,Saaj by Ankita,Payal Pratap, Pia Pauro,rahul Mishra, Abraham and Thakore ,Malini Ramani, Nachiket Barve,Anand Bhushan, kallol Datta, and last but not the least Shantanu and Nikhil On FDCI(fashion design council of India) facebook page

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Best Of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014| Mrinalini |Jenjum Gadi|Anita Dongre|Sahil Kochhar Fashion Designers Collection

Wills India fashion week AW 14 seems to be over, and am happy to report that the soreness of my feet is finally improving.Its was an intense week, but so well worth to see the stylish city getting its due and bring about the innate chicness of the people attending the show and aptly display their talent in a street style scout.
Its time to take a closer look,on the best of Wills fashion week(my personal favorites) and immerse in the visual Cornucopia and Feast your eyes and get some direct fashion Inspiration right from the runway !
These designers are my personal favorites and I would love to explore their designs more(especially if they are running on sale) coz they are totally worth the high price,and gives a fashion identity to some .
Her collection named "Kashmir " displayed some Earthy Tones, Rope jackets , Slouch kurta salwar,Phiran style long Jackets,shawl pants, and cowl tie up pants ,which nearly allowed  all fashion eyes to explore the heredity of our neighboring culture. The hair were done sleek and simple and tied up at the back .Footwear all from Clarks  to enhance the raw appeal of the garments a notch higher which very much complimented the color tones of olive, black and the Khaki colored outfits .
Personally,I was looking forward to see his A/w and under no circumstance wanted to skip.
Turkish Delight is Jenjum's interpretation of designs inspired by Turkish art precisely the local iznik art.The designer added his own flare by recreating the motifs, using fine beads and ribbons, on a canvas of bold colors giving the Iznik a gentle north eastern tug which was adventurous move of the designer who blazed a trail for an innovative fashion genre, and the end result was even more refreshing. lot of  understated glamour with ethnic pride, and Jenjum conveyed it well to the audience. 
 Organza and net in porcelain weaving's and models wearing Turkish beads as head gears was  fascinating  and the designs were cutting edge.The twist to the collection was the creepers being paired with the outfits, which was a result of totally an out of the box thought process , but when fashion goes neo-ethnic everything is loved, isnt'it ?
Anita Dongre FOR WIFW/AW14
The Jaipur Bride( vol iii) - The collection was all about gypsy luxe from Romanian roots, but with an added inspiration of sikri work from the palaces and forts of Rajasthan. Just the right twist ! Tassels, metal cuffs , fluffed up hair and layered vests and jackets in beads and embroidery which brought about a very vagabond and a perfect boho flare, especially with the printed wedge boot(check dem out). Her designs are the most coveted ,and you really don't have to be outrageously rich to afford her ensemble ! 
Sahil Kochhar FOR WIFW/AW14
His collection Phuler-Tora -meaning a Bouquet of flowers, celebrates the craftsmenship of Sholapith(a bengali folk craft technique). The collection seemed to be buzzing with ornate embroidery  ,meticulous detailing and well structured dresses which had a very royal finish ! The show ended with models coming together holding white paper bouquets followed by a rain of paper petals which also marked the completion of the show. Indeed , the best was saved for the last.
So which one's among these are your favorites ! let me know in your comments !!
For more info visit- FDCI(fashion design Council of India ) :Website -
Read -Wills Lifestyle India fashion week AW'14 Grand finale By Namrata Joshipura

Monday, 31 March 2014

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Concluded with Indian Designer Namrata Joshipura| FDCI

The Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale by Namrata Joshipura inspired by the next revolution in human science concluded the Autumn Winter edition of Asia’s premiere fashion and trade event Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi at Pragati Maidan ITC’s premium lifestyle brand Wills Lifestyle marked its successful collaboration with the acclaimed designer by presenting a spectacular Grand Finale. 
A striking amalgamation of futuristic designs and a dramatic show, the Finale impressed the audience with fascinating elements of grandeur.
The Grand Finale opened with a high-octane light driven show making quite an impression. The set up was dramatic with a LED lit ramp, creating a special experience for the audience. Kick starting the show was an impressive live music presentation that gave way to models sashaying down in striking avant-garde designs rooted in bold, and sensational silhouettes. 
I got a chance to see the set up, which was quite predictable and we all guessed the finale to be a show of lights,but what we did not know was the dance performance by artists in reflective suits that were engineered to befit the theme of the collection, and was also the main highlight of her show.
L- The designer herself-Namrata Joshipura and R-Kangana Ranaut wearing a trail off shoulder Red carpet  gown with a sci-fi inspired make up(from Mac) and metallic tipped lips.
Mohawk Inspired hairdo pulls off all over space age silver and was a total dazzler. I Even Loved the sculpted hairdos, which seemed to be marrying the space age interpretation of every garment . Very Outlandish Must say.
The collection named "Electron  saw fanning out some Exaggerated  Bodysuits,shorts and Jackets in metallic tones - gold and  shimmery,  some cyber punks and ended with sleek gowns in the end.Show stopper was non other than Queen(Kangana) who looked much desirable .

Fashion Design Council of India
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Un-Veiling Of Designer Ritu Beri's Fashion Swim Wear Collection At Quan Spa -JW Marriot, Delhi

Last Sunday Afternoon, Jw Marriot, Aerocity, witnessed some fashionable names-dropping at the poolside ,where an intense swimwear collection was put together by none other than our very talented Ritu Beri who sent down some gorgeous Models in the most desirable  swimwear collection, that we didn't stand a chance to Bat an eyelid. We were all blessed, when the weather gods decided to smile on us , and showered us with a bit of rain, and some surprisingly cool breeze, Just an ideal set up to sip on some soul warming cocktails and enjoy the models kick start to the tunes of  smooth Umbrella, playing Live.
The designs were truly loved by the crowd, and these divine floral sarongs and capes in sheer fabric with disc embellishments,seemed extremely versatile.The Turbans were seen surfacing at the show which was a very unique touch .In Indian scenario, they had been lying low, and hats off to designers like Ritu ,who have been instrumental in bringing these back to the streets for the women like us to embrace and interpret it in their own style .At least I am Inspired. Moreover though these seemed very effortlessly wrapped like we usually wrap our hair with a towel, but there was much more technique to it, no wonder the models stood out.
The girls wore these colorful flip flops with a bunch of grapes or whatever you may call them. I used to find them a run of the mill product, but with an ensemble like this, it surely complimented good. The decision of Buying these was made on the spot!

Lovely and colorful cutout Bikinis with detailed designing/weaving in Crochet. These Black cover-ups looked very royal with the golden tassels, Just put it on and feel like a million dollars.
I think the guy would have looked better without the cape(its a bit feminine),   The embellished sarongs with intricate cut on the hemlines, gave a very Mexican feel,  with the  Skimpy string bikinis peeking from underneath. Cutout one pieces and Bikinis in silky smooth fabric in washed out tones were my favorite among the lot and it set some serious pulses racing there.
 Also spotted was a Simple nautical bikini set in monochrome which is a must have  this summer and sure to get one noticed.
Quickly grabbed a moment with the designer, and we talked about the collection. The  Swim wear Collection will be all for grabs at The Quan Spa, JW marriot, Aerocity. I think I need one of those Capes.

Its not everyday that we see Children on the Runway.But when its a Ritu Beri Show,It didn't come as a surprise.The cute lil girls with gleaming smiles showed how fun and fabulous the entire collection is and really took on the whole gathering with their Thumkas . Fashion grounding at a Young age, hmmm not bad. Live Videos of Thumkas and Jhatkas are available on my Insta page.

The lady with a million dollar smile poses with all  the models.Ruffles were in full throttle too !

Jas Arora's passion for fashion is truly evident as he puts his rare talent into creating a look that can make heads turn.. He is Grounded to the G and i admire his sense of colorzz. This pastel Blue jacket  worn with luxuriously made plaid pants seemed to be bringing together the semi-casual  look which he wanted to show off,with a scarf being that extra in the mile and giving the illusion of a better canvas.

JW Marriot,Delhi serves one of the best Veg Sushi, but u gotta try that with the fiery paste of the Wasabi,if u can bear with the spiciness of the thing. After all its got a Job to do.These roasted apricots on the toasties, and the sheer exuberance of the preparations were never a too much .

The Place to let loose and Immerse in the Exotic- The Quan Spa(award winning), which was unveiled  the same day.After an hour of grounding myself in killing heels, that's me getting ready for  my foot massage.
The Celine of course gets its own seat too :)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Luxury Fashion Event- Delhi Duty Free Presents Scents n Sensibility with Mr.Vir Sanghvi at Pullman Hotel,India

Every Delhite sure does know the way to bag some great savings and I cannot pretend not to have squirreled away with the "Oh how cute this perfume bottle looks" and gave in to the impulse for my own nefarious use, which I  precariously admitted to Mr. Vir Sanghvi on a recent session about Sense and Sensibilities where we learnt a bit more about scents and how we could all enhance our perfume buying experience. 
The event took place at PullmanHotel, M.g Road, gurgaon and was organized by team Blogmint
With me duty free shopping is always a Plural ! Piles and Piles of perfumes, endless cosmetic and Plethora of chocolates comes back with me. Don't believe me here ? Check my Insta page, and figure out my perfumes obsession ..The recent ones been bought from Delhi duty free, just two weeks back.
The session was Indulgent and we discovered some wider links between scents and fashion, Gyaan I would have never got otherwise, Like how did Chanel No5 got its name ? Well there is a fun fable behind it. Seemingly when Russian Perfumer Beaux sent out a few samples for the Parisian designer Coco Chanel , it was the 5th bottle that caught her attention, n so it was named Chanel No5  . Ahhhmusingg.
The best part about duty free fragrance shopping is that you are not sprung into making hasty on the spot decisions, coz time is always in plenty. Mr. Sanghvi suggests that we should never go fobbing off  perfumes on the bits of cards since its not the same thing at all as being able to apply it on skin. Rather sniff it and try it instead on the skin, roam around a bit , do some shopping ,and come back in a bit and decide whether you want to spring for a full bottle or not. Tip noted :)
After a brief discussion and the much gained enlightenment there was a line up of  Q n A .I didn't mind to point out the fact that duty free is not on the dot to stock some 20 ml-ers , which are quite handy for travel and are still a source of excitement for perfume lovers like me . Though I would love a mini but it is also true that I won't buy a bottle for myself because I have a mini. But then, that's also because I don't love the scent enough. 
My question about fancy looking perfume bottles , got Mr. Vir a bit amused. I couldn't believe him when he disclosed that the cost of perfume is just about 20% of the totals. Rest all goes into conning women like me(hides face).
Soon after that, we all grabed a drink at i-kandy , the poolside bar, which nearly looked extravagant in Florescent lighting,and made up for a perfect outdoor space to mingle, and chit chat and answer some Jiffy  questions and win some cool goodies, to which I miserably failed at.
later we were all escorted for a quick makeover at the Salon . Just incase you didn't know,anyone traveling can take advantage of a free make-over by some of the experts at Delhi duty free. Jeetu, from DDFSteam (missed taking his pic) was extremely talented, and knew all his make-up like a master, and willingly offered handy tips and techniques to apply makeup. This  pro of a gentleman advised to always apply a mascara with  eyes shut, for better results. So next time you are around the airport, don't hesitate to get a complimentary makeover done in between your flights and ask for Jeetu or Heena. 
The three course dinner served at La Riviera Restaurant was exceptionally good, and the salads were Ultimate in Presentation. I didn't dare to take a second helping after i saw a steward  setting the asparagus in the dressing, with much detail n precision . It was a good idea to leave it just there, and let others enjoy the beauty.I quickly ordered a Fettuccine Basil Pasta , and skipped the Dessert, coz I got too involved into sorting out the confusion going on with the cab driver.Though it all ended well, and I reached home safely. 
Have you ever shopped at Delhi duty free? Sound off in the comments. And ya , don't forget to follow them on facebook.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Well its that time of the year again, when we all grow a lil older , some become wise,while I just pretend that . However I do Cherish looking back and count my blessings, failures and success, think about my goals for my future, and reflect on the past year.But what is important for me is to make use of my day to celebrate life and thank god for keeping me surrounded with family and friends and a whole Birthday Google doodle page for me !!
Well today, we were invited to the launch of Quan spa at JW Marriot, New Delhi, Aerocity where Ritu Beri , launched her swimwear collection for 2014. It became a lil hang around venue for us,while the Champagne was sipped.
More on the Fashion show and Quan spa in my next post, so stay tuned for that.
I wore my Asos lace dress, and tied my hair into a solid top bun. Solid because I used about a handful of U pins to make it stick. Hair ke side effects after a pre Birthday bash plus I was too lazy to wash.
The Red hot steaming Bag you see here... wink  from C'eline spring summer 2014 and  my birthday present from Hubs . A perfect day to carry it all around,  but its too heavy in itself, Nevertheless, all good things comes with a price so u pay ! A perfect Red bag was a missing link to my wardrobe,just like MH-370.. vow I realized that pretty late !
I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. Several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster. Ok Can I have my Champagne now?
My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.
Dress- Asos
Belt- Kazo
Bag- C'eline Spring Summer 2014
Leopard Pumps- Sammy Dress

Saturday, 22 March 2014

JAS ARORA debuts Modern Craft Atelier at Hotel JW Marriot, Aerocity, New Delhi

It was an evening of dazzle, fun and fashion when Actor turned entrepreneur Jas Arora with Sandeep Gupta,Executive Director, Asian Hotels west ltd. played the perfect hosts to celebrate the launch of  his debut ,bespoke modern craft fashion atelier  “Jas Arora”  at JW Mariott Aerocity, New Delhi. The well heeled fashion lovers of the capital came together to raise a toast to celebrate the opening over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 
Dressed smartly in white pants and A Duke blue jacket, lending a pop of color through his Orange Hermes belt, with a string of Beads round the neck, Jas possessed every bit of the swag to leave everyone spell bound. He took over the evening in posing with the paparazzi and talking about his venture and the collection.
I was totally left in awe by the way he shook up his personal clean shaved look years back, and brought in the nasty overgrown mooch, which truly got a lot of  women attention on my Instagram Page(check check).
Singer Jasbir Jassi- of "Dil le gayi" Fame is Such a humble being . He truly needs to make a comeback- don't ya'all think ?
Let's Talk about the collection - Well, the collection  seemed to be perfectly perched on the line between what is fashion-forward and what people would love to wear. Their was a color riot, in the men's jacket shouting out loud in pretty pastels. It somehow meant to be giving a message to all the Menfolk- "Stay colorful this spring".Besides the color,the Jackets were given the perfect  cuts while the baroque ones seemed to be pushing the visual limits.However, it’s interesting to note how the designer translates his taste into what they themselves wear, which was pretty evident from Jas Arora's delicious burst of personal style.
For the women, it had everything to fall very much in love with, be it the colors(blended well in a lovely amalgamation of intricate designs), the choli's and the bridal lehengas just seemed to be perfectly tailored.
The minute we walked inside the store, we got enamored with the interiors. Totally art filled and grand.The already Luxe interiors were outfitted with wall to wall Poster size Glamour portrait of the designer himself ,which was worth a dig.Impressive -must admit.
That's us making use of whatever time we had to mingle over a glass of wine and getting lost n posing for the Photo op Marathon.
L- With Nitika R- With AJ and RatnaPriya

Sharing his insights on the store opening, Jas Arora said, “My vision is to create a wardrobe that is sharp in both look and pricing, and is designed for the glamorous urban consumer. Hence I am also providing a distinct service with the USP of customization to whoever walks in to the store.”
You can buy the collection at Hotel JW Marriot , Aerocity, Delhi Or visit-