Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Tousled Tresses!!

A very wise man once said that “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… rather it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  And that people is my favourite quote in life. Every now and then life gives you so many ups and down that sometimes all you can do is just look at the silver lining and then go about chasing your dreams. Wow. This actually seems a sound advice.

Relax. This is not a new direction of the blog. So, let’s just get back to the issue at hand. I am very sure that by now you must have noticed that the rainy season has officially begun.  The rain, as pretty as it is, does not take too kindly to the fashion world. In fact, sometimes it feels like it’s going out of its way to make us look defunct.

Now I don’t know about you, but my biggest problem in this season is my hair. No matter what I do, the increased humidity gives it a mind of its own and that too a highly deviant one.  I may wash it every day or maybe use a dry shampoo or even put it on fire…. It’s gonna do what it wants.

And that’s precisely why I am picking up the topic of the latest hair trends. All of us have bad hair days, some of us choose to put a bandana over it and some of us just go along. And we may be able to redeem ourselves on other days; but our poor celebrities can’t really afford to do so.

They need to be on the top of their game 24*7 or just die trying. And so they have very slyly devised trends which do give them a bit of breathing space. And kudos to them, we can just take a leaf out of their hair books and play around with it. and play we must because the newest trends in braids are just breath-taking.

On a bad hair day (like the one I am having today) simply sweep all your hair to one side and just head along with a messy braid, now the kind of braid you want to do is on you. You can choose from a fish tail braid or a Heidi braid, or a four/ five strand braid or a modern milkmaid braid or even go for an elegant yet very chic braid-bun hair-do. The kind of hairstyle you want to go adorn would depend on how crisp your attire is.

As there are a number of braid styles out there, choosing the one which goes well is a challenge as you would be tempted to try the most wackiest one. But just like wearing an LBD to an office meeting is a crime so is wearing the wrong braid. I suggest go with a messy braid when you are out shopping or even for a date, pair is with some tank top and cut-up jeans for the former and some nice pair of heels and a modern top for the latter to give yourself that Avant-grade chic look. But when it comes to work…. Ladies, classic and clean is the only way to go. For office, team up you crisp blouse and that pencil trouser with a classic side swept braid or a braid bun or if you are too much in love with a fish tail braid then make it as neat as you possibly can.

So, what are you waiting for … go play.

Ciao for now. Be Beautiful…… Be you!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Bare-Dare!!

Hello. How have you gorgeous people been? As promised earlier, I am back and this time with some new ideas. Now I know that my blog has always been mostly about trendy clothes but I am trying to expand it to other areas too. Nothing too hi-fi but I am trying something new with today’s post, so here it goes one little step at a time.
So what’s new about today……. Make-up.

Yes, even the most gorgeous of attires can be flat-lined with one wrong stroke of the blush brush or with that wing tipped mascara. So, as I said last week the newest fashion seems to be everything shiny and metallic and bright and if I dare say, completely in your eyes. Now, while that is a good trend in attires, in make up it’s completely opposite unless you wanna look like a walking headlight.

As I was growing up, my sister taught me; after a disastrous and secretive (I might add) raid of her make-up box which ended up with her looking a younger version of Cruella de ville and me as a cute little punk child; to always put on the make-up to make it look like you are wearing no makeup at all. Crazy, right; but that’s exactly what the make-up’s for…… to enhance your inner beauty and cover up those tiny little flaws, if any.

So how do we get it right without getting it wrong? Concentrate either on your eyes or your lips. The trend this season seems to be, to just get that beautiful glow. So just focus on that. The first step and perhaps the most vital step is choosing a compact powder. This needs to be done very carefully and after you have looked at all the options. Why so much of hard work, you ask? Because it is going to be the base of your make-up and must be absolutely identical to your skin tone so as to just give it that simple sheen or that perfect radiance. Once you are done choosing  a compact move onto the blush. Now I am completely in love with Guerlian Meteorites Pearls, which gives me that perfect blend of rosiness in my skin tone though a little pricey but its worth the money and lasts a long long time.

Since it’s summer that make-up cake would do just the opposite of making you look cool and give you that flushed appearance, so you need to choose your products extra carefully. However, if you would rather choose to have a foundation base then that would work wonderfully too. Either way before you put on that first layer; you do need to use a concealer to hide those tiny little blemishes I was talking about above.

After you are done with the basic now is the time to give yourself that diva look. Now you can either choose to go big on eyes, which is my fav, or you can decide to colour your pout, which again is a preference matter.

If you do choose eyes, you have a loooot of choices in matters of eye pencils, eye shadows, mascaras and liners. Again choose the product with which you are most comfortable. In fact, Lakme has just launched a whole new series of eye pencils and they work wonders on the Indian skin tone, specially the Smoky Grey. It gives the eye a very misty look. So now that you have chosen to do a smoky look do you really need to spend so much of mullah on infinite number of products…. Well, it’s your choice but I simply put a coat of lip balm on my eyelids before I start the make-up. It hydrates them and makes it easier for me to blend a lot of colour on them without any of it looking patchy or standing out.

Once you are done with the eyes move over to the lips. One tip, as it works wonders for me, put a coat of not coloured or light colour lip balm on your lips too before you start with your base. It hydrates them and also, helps the lipstick have that glossy effect even without one. In fact, you can bring subtle changes to your nude or light colour lipstick by mixing it with darker shades of lip balm. It saves me a bundle. Now, you can choose from a lot of brands and infinite number of lip shades out there but my favorite is Dior Sillage. But don’t just take my word for it. Go find your pout of luck and don’t forget to tell me too

So, before this turns into more of a monologue… I think it’s time for me to tap out and meet you guys next time.

Ciao for now…… Be Beautiful; Be You!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


First of all, I would like to really really apologize for my lack of presence for a long time. I know it’s no excuse at all but I had been on a creative lockdown for quite some time. But I am back and this time with a bundle of new ideas so I do hope that you guys haven’t abandoned me. and if you are really angry I promise to win you back one post at a time.

So, The Oscars came and went with all the stars glittering on the red carpet and how so? Not only did the stars heightened up the glamour quotient of the event they forced everyone to shield their eyes with their extremely sparkling outfits and this time I do mean it literally. As I sat and watched the red carpet on my tele, I wondered if I should just go and grab a pair of sunglasses or stay put and sit glued to it. But it did make me think that maybe that’s what we need to scorch the sun this summer.

After all, who’s gotten anywhere by playing it safe. And the celebs definitely walk on a tight rope. You get it right you are a star, you get it wrong and they let wolves loose. So let’s see who got it right this time. While others squirm and twist to get that perfect balance of glamour and sexual magnetism, Angelina Jolie just simply glides into a dress, throws back her hair and says ‘So, what are you wearing?’. And that’s exactly what she did this time too AND might i add, looked ravishing in the beautiful floor length silver gown combined with the best accessory ever….. BRAD PITT, whom, I must say, looked as handsome and yummy as always.

Anyways, moving our attention away from the gorgeous and scrumptious Brad (Wow, this is actually tougher than I thought) let’s discuss the trend at hand. Now, while the celebs may be able to pull off the full blown metallic gowns, the ever so high slits and tops cut down till the navel; us mortal souls still need to be a little bit closer to earth.  So how can we incorporate it in our attires without needing to throw away our entire wardrobe?

The best way would be to just simply glide into a comfy pastel dress or gown and just add a bit of touch of panache by either wearing a head ornament like our very own sassy Deepika Padukone or pairing it with a beautiful metallic cuff or a statement ring or the newest trend a statement ear-cuff and transform yourself into a diva. I would recommend brands like ‘Bansri’ and ‘Amarapali’ which even though being quite exquisite are still quite affordable. Or you could simply choose to buy a metallic embellished dress but do make sure to choose the right colors i.e. anything matte or pastels. My vote would go to nude or beige because I am absolutely in love with the color but you could choose from a wide variety of black, grey, beige, silver, even gold or if want to just throw caution to the wind, even a bold color like royal blue would do the trick.

So, let's step out with our fashion foot forward this summer. That’s all I have for now, hopefully it makes up for all the lost time between us and hopefully I will be struck with a nonstop array of creative arrows and I will be at you service soon. 

Ciao for now….. Be beautiful; Be you!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wedding S-Attires!!!!

Hello lovely ladies, sorry for the huge gap since I posted. But I am back and hopefully you will all forgive and forget when you read this post. Well, as I have been travelling for past few days and, in fact, just back from my favourite fashion capital of the world…….. Yes, none other than NEW YORK, I am bursting with new ideas. So, what are we waiting for; Xmas…………..let’s get started.
The holiday season is upon us all over the world, Diwali Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, you name it. Since Diwali is already over the wedding season has officially been kick-started in India. And we all know how very important it is to be impeccably dressed to every one of these events, be it your sister’s, your friend’s or even an acquaintance’s.
Indian weddings have never lacked in terms of bling and they definitely seem to believe in the phrase: The bigger the better!!!!!! But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we need to walk in looking like a spotlight; we actually need the spotlight to follow us where we go. Trust me there’s a way…… there’s always a way!!!!!!
This season dull shades seem to be sparkling the most. And while some divas are just happy wearing the base colour all over, my advice would be to combine the base colour with some bold ones. Whites, beige and earth tones may be the hottest thing these days but if you do have qualms about these colours in the festivities, then you may just adorn some matte bold colours like olive greens or royal blues or rust reds.
And while saris and lehengas are an all-time favourite, this season floor length anaarkalli seem to be the darling of divas. One can dabble in all the shades they wish upon. Another beloved this season seems to be the silk saris, while they may be a bit of high maintenance, but once draped they tend to look exotic on all kind of figures be it a bit curvy or voluptuous or lean and slim.
So, Ciao, till next time. Have loads of fun dazzling everyone.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Even though the monsoons are here the weather still seems to be trickier than ever these days; just when you are expecting it to rain the sun would come out to play peek-a-boo with us and when we expect it to be sunny side up it gets greyer by the second. Well, the weather may be whatever it is; we still need to be our very own rainbow in dark skies. However, it does pose a challenging state of affairs when we don’t know what Mother Nature’s gonna throw at us.

So, as I sat down in my balcony listening to the sweet pitter-patter of the rain everywhere, it struck me, what we need is something that not only screams Diva but is also comfy beyond belief. Simplest thing that you could imagine is the answer to that, something that everyone owns…… SHORTS.

Yes, the answer to our monsoon woes is that simple. They are quite simply chic and glamorous and I think, all of us have always had a soft spot for them in our hearts. However, as simple as they may feel to carry off they do need to be accessorized just impeccably.

For a day in the sun and rain you can choose an unpretentious denim shorts teamed up with a tank top or even a boyfriend shirt and some sleek flats in neon shade. For a classier occasion just opt for a silk or sequined shorts which can be adorned with a tube top or a chiffon shirt or even a crisp white office shirt and your favourite pair of heels.

In fact, this season’s pick is the SHORT-SUIT which is exactly what it sounds like; a suit which comprises of shorts teamed up with a blazer. If you feel that it is little daring for you, just pick out a little courage from the stylish Amanda Seyfried who looks divine in her-short-suit. And if you somehow feel that it’s a little young for you then just take a look at our ‘pretty woman’ Julia Roberts’ who looks as sophisticated and perfect in hers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Hat -Trick!!!

The monsoons are here and while it might not be raining cats and dogs out there, it’s just perfect to cuddle up on your couch with a glass of wine (chocolate milk or whatever is your guilty pleasure) and an old romantic movie on the TV. My favourite is My Fair Lady with a glass of red wine and my quilt by my side. And of course I practise what I preach, in fact, I practised last night and boy oh boy, was it fun.
So there I was, sitting in front of my TV and watching My Fair Lady with apt attention, and suddenly it dawned on me that we girls always dreamt about our prince charming to be perfect, which would mean that they were to be perfect gentlemen down to their attire. I am sure none of us dreamt that our prince charming would come to whisk us away in shorts or slippers.
But gone are those days, hey don’t get me wrong I am not against comfortable clothing nor do I want a Lancelot by my side, however you have to admit that the charm eluded by a sharply dressed man……... So, let’s just bygone be bygones and move on. Fortunately, the cherry on top is back.
Yes, I do mean the HATS and the best part is it can be easily incorporated in your casual or semi casual or formal attires. And I mean it you can just easily pick out your favourite jeans and t-shirt and team it up with a fedora or a trilby as you would blindly team it up with your suits.  And a newsboy cap or a flat hat is second to none, when teamed up with nice trousers and sweatshirts or sweaters. While solid colours are always a favourite with everyone, even stylish celebs, checked seem to be quite in vogue. However, if you are not a huge fan of checks but still want to break away from traditional yet classic, try picking out one in solid bright colours like purple or red or any colour  your heart tickles. So what are you guys waiting for go out and be the Prince of your story!!!!!!
Ciao for now.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wisps of a Fairy!!!

Trust me, I thought and thought and then I thought some more butI just couldn’t stick to one dialect, as this trend seems to be an amalgamation of all….. Greek……. Roman……. Indian…… all in all, totally Bohemian.
When I was a little girl I always pretended while playing that I was a fairy or an angel; I would borrow my mom’s chiffon sari, drape it around ineptly and then just twirl myself silly. That is one of the fondest memories of my childhood; then as I stepped into my teenage years our lovely yesteryear actresses in those amazing chiffon sari were just a muse of poise and grace. And now as I am in my twenties the allure for chiffon saries haven’t perished, in fact if anything, it has augmented.
Although, this trend is not based solely on chiffons, but it does bring back all of those memories and the fluid silhouette seem to have grasped the heart of the whole fashion world which, I think, is rather fitting [pun intended]. Apart from being divinely comfy, they are absolutely drop-dead glamorous too. You can easily pick out a leaf from Diya Mirza’s wardrobe in IIFA as she looks like a goddess with almost minimal effort or from the newly arrived on the style wagon Chitrangana Sen.
While the seasons may come and go this trend seems to be eternal, at least for the Indian audience. While the heat and humidity is always a worthy foe of fashion, this trend seems an invincible answer which is rather easy to adorn. You may simply choose a full-flair skirt, a dress or even a full flair pants. However, one needs to cherry-pick the ensemble as it may easily turn from diva to bagwoman. You must always remember to team the skirt and the pants with a body hugging shirt but a dress can be slack.
So, just go out there pick your fashion and stay beautiful. Ciao for now.