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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flower Power!!

Yes, I do know how this sound: ‘like a cliché’ but hey why mess with the classics. And NO, I am not going back to the era of seventies. I am just exclaiming about the on-going and ever blooming (no pun intended) trend in the fashion industry. And although, we girls may negate it in front of our male counterparts but flowers always hold a special place in the heart of every women.
As I have already pointed it out in a lot of my posts, I am a huge believer of women empowerment. And empowered we have become, indeed! But as they say that ‘everything comes with a price’ and the price we paid here was giving up our femininity in our workplaces.  Truth be told the fierceness required to endure in today’s competitive work culture is like wading through quicksand, the more you try to subdue it the more you get entangled and the fiercer you become. It’s like a vicious circle or a catch 22.
Amid all this the fashion world brings onward the retort to all these woes. They have hand-picked the most delicate age-old trend and entwined it into something anew. And, this IIFA red carpet has already paved for the hottest trend amongst us, which to be fair had already been gaining popularity for a while now. Yes, you guessed it right: FLOWERS.
It’s in everything: flower prints, laced flowers, flowers in hair, flowers in rings, and flowers as accessories, too. You just need to pick your panache. While keeping it unpretentious you may just choose to adorn them in your hair with bandeaux (hairbands) or hairclips in the form of florets. But for a more dazzling effect, try something in floral prints or lace which will not only give you that delicate guise but is quite sensible too in this scorching temperature.
One can choose floral jumpsuits or a pretty skirt trimmed with a little lace or even a dress with flower motif or if you want to go a little traditional then take cue from none other than ‘Bipasha Basu’ and team up your favourite sari with a brand new blouse with floral embroidery.
So, ladies what are you waiting for, lets bloom and rule this season!!! 
Ciao for now!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shine Shrine!!!!

Hi gals!!!! Today, as I sat in front of my telly to catch up on my daily bout of catastrophe a.k.a ‘THE NEWS’’ (and boy oh boy!! Did it live up to its reputation) the thing that held my eye was the blistering temperature rises all over the country. And then as if the news wasn’t ingenuous enough for me, I had to test the waters for myself.
Oh the heat!!!!! The sun was scorching over my head immensely and it felt as if it was bent on taking vengeance for something and trust me, I would have grovelled sorry at every step but I just didn’t know what to ask sorry for. So, by the looks of it, sun has absolutely no intention of plummeting down.
Anywhoo, as I said in my last post, no matter what the weather; we girls need to have a sizzle of our own. And that just got me thinking……… easier said than done; so, let’s just see what we can do about it? Weeeeelllllll, let me see what could be the answer to it……just three sweet little glam words: BLING, BLING, BLING!!!!!!!
Yes, sweethearts just go metal crazy. Accessorize, Embellish and Adorn it in your wardrobe in your own way, as I keep saying. Although all the above words mean the same but hey, you gotta incorporate it in and the best thing is you can easily pair it up with the colour and fabric of your choice. And also team it up with the colour of the season i.e. whites and nudes.
It can be in really trivial techniques like adding some nice shiny chains to your favourite jeans or even gluing up little bits of sequins to those old pair of high heels which you don’t want to toss away. However, for something more audacious one may choose to wear a metallic skirt or a short or even a complete dress. The short dresses are better suited to this season but once again you must choose your own fashion.
So here we go glam goddesses, just go bonkers and let me know how it went too. Ciao!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Ever seen the first snow? If you have then you know what I am talking about when I say: pure as heaven and exotic like hell. They say that each snowflake is unique; each one different from another but equally striking. Isn’t it brilliant how nature works? Anyways, enough about nature let’s talk about some man made delicacy.
While the summer scorches over our beautiful pretty heads it’s our job to, well, be breezy because no matter how sizzling the weather is we need to have a little sizzle of our own.  So this season don’t even reach for your blacks and blues and just be clad in whites and beige and be your very own snowflake.
Not only does the colour counter the heat of the season, but I believe it even reflects a pure vibe all through the body and mind. And why not, since the dawn of age ‘White’ has been a beacon for purity, serenity, demureness and peace.
So, this season just cherry-pick whites in your wardrobe valiantly. There are a loooooooooooot of possibilities thru which you may integrate white in your attire, the safest fashion would be to combine it with black but if you are anything like me you need your daily dose of colour, in that case, just combine it with metallic to bring some bling on. Or for that classic chic look you can combine it with the skinny jeans in colour of your choice and for a little more daring look you can shred them in interesting places, also, of your choice. 
Apart from the usual westerns, white is also a huge knockout in the classic Indian attires like saris, lehengas and suits of course. And the best of all is that you can effortlessly accessorize it with gold or silver and combine it with any N number of colours and prints.
Well, all we girls may not be snowflakes but we are equally exquisite. So, just go bananas and find your own unique way to be one. Ciao!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Hi guys…. Hope you all had a wonderful start of an amazing new year. Well, now that the festive and holiday season is over (blah) and we all are back to work; I know just the thing to make it fun. I think that deep down all us girls at some point of our lives have been involved in a debate, discussion or even a fight about “the Better Gender”. Haven’t we all put up posters, formed groups and heard a lot of speeches about ‘Girl Power!’  Well, this season don’t just say it; WEAR IT and show’em who’s the boss. And as a very popular phrase this decade, just SUIT UP {wink}.
The trend of this type of dressing or rather cross dressing as they put it, sometimes, is called Androgyny {which is so much more deep a term in non-fashion ways}. Even today I have heard so many women say that they have had to carve out their places in their respective workplaces. Now imagine this feeling 30-40 years back, when the world literally belonged to the men. When the first batch of women, who realized they can do a better job, had to actually dress up as men to be considered worthy. And hence came the trend of ANDROGYNY.
Well, we are far from the origin now and thankfully, we can be better dressed and be more womanly in our workplace than our pioneering gender of the yesteryear. This season you can carve out your own personality by donning blazers, suits and trousers in your own style. While some might stick with the classics like blacks and grey, others can be a little more casual and go with colours like red, blues or even white. Also, there seems to be a lot of options in the cuts too; while my favourite is skinny fit or pencil fit, the flared pants seem to be second to none. And for the casual ‘devil may care’  look just go with some t-shirt and jeans embellished with a blazer.
So what are guys waiting for, go out and shop. And if they say your credit card’s on fire just say- Hey! The things I do for my job.