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!!!!