Category: Fashion

Valentines Special! Fashion, Food & Gifts…

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My Winter Wardrobe! Trends: Fall 2013/ Winter 2014

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Hello Hello Hello!!! Yes, I know it‚Äôs been too long since I last posted. Was super busy with moving countries and settling in my new residence. But now, I‚ÄôM BACK! ūüôā ¬†Hope you all are having a great winter break!!!Happy Holidays once again! Joy O Joy ūüėõ

I am not an idiot (or so I like to think ;)). Spending all your hard earned money on the same winter wardrobe every other season is the silliest thing one could do. Especially, when fashion is always repeating itself. Here is my quick insight into the HOTTEST Autumn/Winter delights (2013/2014) that would rock your ‚ÄėBaby its cold outside‚Äô LOOK!

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Fur

Fur is ever-green; often termed as the most HOT way to stay warm! It is a part of every woman’s wardrobe in the chilly season.

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Tartan

Tartan for me is synonymous to winters. Check tartans and plaid have been storming fashion shows this season…YET again!

As seen at: Saint Laurent, Mulberry, Versace

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Christian Dior
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Mulberry

Punk Funk

Punk get up has dominated catwalks and fashionistas all over the globe this current season as well and often reminds us of late 80s and early 90s!

As seen at: Versace, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann, Chanel

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Versace
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Isabel Marant

SKIRTalicious!

Skirts are an integral part of our winter attire ‚Äď whatever the length! ūüôā

As seen at: Victoria Victoria Beckham, Carven, Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, House of Holland

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Burberry
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Jonathan Saunders

Oversized & Baggy

Oversized coats, loose pants, baggy trousers are back in the fashion scene!

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DKNY

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Boy Zone

Masculine look has made a comeback yet again after 2009 when baggy shirts, manly trousers and moccasins were the IN thing!Masculine

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Emporio Armani

Religious & Cultural Touch

Embellished fabrics with jewels and fine embroidery along with clothes depicting the ‘Church & State’ have been an inspiration for fashion designers this current season.

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Valentino
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D&G

Mini Bags

Who doesn‚Äôt get tired of big totes that we carry everywhere? Its time for a change this winter with these ‚Äėmini‚Äô treats.

Giorgio Armani, Carven, Chanel and Simone Richa produced some excellent ones!

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Low Heels

Yes, I said LOW! haha. For starters, give your feet a break! ūüėČ

These, low heels are super comfortable and a quiet a favourite this season. Designers from Tommy Hilfiger to Emporio Armani have all come with some awesome designs.

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Last but not the least, as always not every style is meant to suit you and hence adopted! Always believe in a little bit of DIY look! Cut yourself some slack and where what brings out the best in you. Even if it’s a green xmas jumper with jeggings, complemented by boots and a string of pearls!!!

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Jumper – ZARA
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Stay Beautiful. Stay Stylish. Till we meet again…xxx

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The Gentleman’s Guide To SHOES!

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Hello all you fashionistas!

I have been flooded with emails to highlight men’s fashion and hence here I am ūüėČ

This post is about providing an insight to the different varieties of men shoes available and making use of them adequately! Most of the men in my life are either in ¬†Oxfords or Trainers. ūüôā

Boys, its time to experiment!!! Have a look below and diversify your SHOES wardrobe.

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Walk in STYLE! ūüėČ

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Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Fashion Roundup!

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Cannes Film Festival is held in Cannes, France every year. As the name signifies, it is a festival of movies of all¬†genres¬†from all across the world including Hollywood, Bollywood, Documentaries etc. The Festival is extremely popular and is considered to be one of the most¬†prestigious¬†and highly acclaimed in the fantastic world of films. 2013 Cannes Film Festival is currently going on, May 15th to May 26th 2013. I would have gone but its an invitation only event and I still haven’t made that many¬†contacts…not yet ūüôā

Celebrities on the Cannes Red Carpet and movie screenings are an absolute delight to watch and drool over. Not because they are celebrities but because of the attention to minute details of their red carpet look.

I have compiled a list of my fav, not so fav and worth mentioning fashion statements from Cannes 2013.

Sonam Kapoor (bollywood actress)

I cannot remember the last time, I fell in love with an outfit instantly. At first glance. The dress by Dolce & Gabanna complements her style beautifully. This is my most favorite look so far!

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Sonam also ¬†wore a vintage white and gold creation by designer Anamika Khanna, complimented by a trailing baroque-effect jacket. Loving the look Sonam! ūüôā

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Irina Shayk (model) looked gorgeous  in pink as she stepped out in a beaded Elie Saab gown with a plunging neckline.

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Izabel Goulart (model) looked like an absolute delight to watch as she swayed in an embroidered green gown with full sleeves. I am drooling over this dress by Emilio Pucci.

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55 year old Sharon Stone looked lovely in her white gown with a small trail by Cavalli. The dress had a gold snake detail on the back which gave a very striking look to the entire outfit and in a very good way! ūüôā

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I have never understood Paris Hilton’s style or the lack of it ūüėõ (no offence intended). The hotel¬†heiress¬†had the Barbie doll look as she walked the red carpet in a pink sequined mermaid gown.

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Karolina Kurkova (model) was looked super hot in a black cut-out gown Roberto Cavalli fitted gown.

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Chunky nose-rings were quite the fad especially with the Bollywood Ladies. I love nose-rings and these traditional naths (nose-rings) look great but somehow Sonam (on right) pulls them off better than Vidya Balan (on left). What do you think?

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Julianne Moore looked ravishing in a  showstopping Dior gown. The black bustier top and the satin lilac skirt were the perfect red carpet look. The photographers caught her feet and since then they have bashing the 52 year for having one of her toes out of the shoes. Take it easy guys! She must have been in pain so give her a break. Next time, please Julianne check your shoes before donning them to such a high profile event

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Cheryl Cole looked splendid in a Zuhair Murad maroon gown but but but what I loved the most was her hair!

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Eva Longoria looked lovely in a pastel green Atelier Versace gown. However, she suffered from a wardrobe malfunction or deliberately¬† begged for some attention with her no-underwear show! And she ensured that the world knew she wasn’t wearing any…oh boy!

She lifted her dress to avoid tripping while climbing the stairs and ‘accidentally’ showed her crotch to the world, however, some claim it could be a skin coloured underwear and all this was a desperate publicity gimmick by the 38 year old ‘Desperate Housewives’ star…


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Ashwariya Rai is a usual face at Cannes since the past couple of years as Loreal’s ambassador. She has been panned by fashion critics over the years for her disastrous Cannes looks. She has managed to come up with great looks so far and some really what-were-you-thinking-when-you-picked-this-design remarks by fashion pundits

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I fell in love with the white Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla floor-length anarkali with colourful heavy embroidery. Loving the clutch and nail polish as well! WOW!
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She looks lovely in the black and grey Elie Saab couture gown below. Yummy Mummy!

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Gucci Premiere gown looks out of this world!

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And here’s the look that I didnt like at alllllllllll! The embroidererd Sabyasachi¬†lehenga-sari

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Biscuit tray dress – Yes! I am not joking. A model wore a¬†¬†flowing gown made exclusively of biscuit trays. I wonder who ate the biscuits? ūüėČ
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Short or long dress? or both? haha¬†Paz Vega couldn’t decide between a short or long dress, so she figured out a way to wear both. Or maybe her best part is her upper thighs? ūüėÄ

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Last but not the least, my all time Cannes favourite look is Princess Di’s Dress that she wore to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. It was¬†designed¬†by Catherine Walker, taking its inspiration from the style of Grace Kelly.This dress was auctioned for ¬£81,000 in 2011.

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That’s it folks! Hope you enjoyed! be happy, be fashionable! xxx

Pretty in Pink

Pink is ever-green! Always in fashion and personifying femininity and innocence since time immemorial.  However, having said that, we have come far ahead of the times when Pink only symbolized a gender stereotype. Today, many men rock pink with equal panache and flamboyance.

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Powder pink, baby pink, shocking pink, fuchsia, magenta, carnation pink etc are the must haves for any wardrobe especially spring and summer. What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring in sun-starved London than to don a hot pink outfit and stride in the sun?

All you lovely people, looking pretty in pink does not entail being a Pink Panther from head to toe ūüėČ

Even a pink scarf, pink lipstick, pink shoes, pink hair band, pink top or a pink skirt would do. Its how you use the color and brighten up your outfit!

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Its time time to THINK PINK!!!

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Donna Karan 2013

Here are some fav PINK looks for men, women as well as animals (ENJOY!)

*Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton looking marvelous in PINK

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*Pink dominated Fall Runways in London and Milan. And now its dominating the spring trends worldwide! 

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*Pink was the most popular lip colour in Oscars 2013, hello pinkys!

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Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, Anne Hathaway all donning pink..

*Heidi Klum looks extremely fresh and lovely in the pink top matched with orange trousers. She pulls off this risky combination with sheer perfection! And FYI this was her grocery shopping look!

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*Men‚Äôs Pink Spring/Summer Lookbook Inspiration – I’m lovin’ it!

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Do you have it in you to carry the colour PINK? ūüėÄ

*Pink Jackets –¬†Spring 2013 Runway Trend: Hot Pink Jackets – instantly brightening up any outfit

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*PINK MOI ūüėČ – pink sweater and pink converse!
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* Pink Accessories

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*Pink Pets –¬†My favorite Pink Pets Fashion

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What are you waiting for? Its time to add some pink lovin’ in your wardrobes people!!!

Hope you enjoyed! xx

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

Tiffany & Co. has been touching lives since 1837 specifically of women from all over the globe. I did not say, just women as eventually men pay for the extravagant rings¬†purchased from Tiffany’s when popping the question ūüėČ or for other memorable occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Quiet a dent on the pocket but perfect recipe for a happily ever after ūüôā

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Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961)

A name synonymous to luxury, premium jewellery, elegant style and distinct taste – Tiffany’s is world-famous for its diamonds and are the apple of every woman’s eye.

Be it Marilyn Monroe singing ‘Diamonds are a¬†girl’s best friend’ where Tiffany’s is mentioned or Audrey Hepburn portraying a socialite with zest for fashion and parties in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ – the brand in itself has a solid standing and ¬†recognition in the world of glamour, fashion and movies.

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Marilyn Monroe performing ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ from the movie Gentlemen prefer Blondes (1953)

More recently, Tiffany’s has been mentioned in a vast variety of movies,TV shows and books. Some of them include:

  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993), a long scene takes place first outside, then inside Tiffany & Co. showing Meg Ryan and Bill Pullman’s characters
  • Legally Blonde¬†(2001) and Legally Blonde 2¬†(2003), the protagonist Elle Woods played by Reese Witherspoon dons a heart necklace from Tiffany’s.
  • Summer at Tiffany¬†, a 2007 memoir by Marjorie Hart, lists her experiences as one of the first two female floor employees at Tiffany during the summer of 1945. The book is full of Hart’s interactions with celebrities of the time.
  • Glee (TV show)¬†,¬†(2011), Rachel and Kurt are seen having breakfast in front of Tiffany & Co.
  • Gossip Girl (TV show), one of the main characters, Blair Woldorf, is a fan of¬†Audrey Hepburn movies. Various references are made to the brand and the flamboyance that comes with it.

I recently purchased my first ever Tiffany’s jewellery! It is a silver bracelet which is inspired by a design from 1969, this celebrated collection bears an inscription that reminds one that there’s no place like Tiffany. There is a mini tag in sterling silver on a bead bracelet. 7″ long. My current love!!!

Have a look below xxx

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Oscars 2013 – Fashion Round up!

Stunning ladies from Hollywood descended on the red carpet on 24th February 2013 for tinsel town‚Äôs most prestigious night ‚Äď The Oscars! Red Carpet of Academy Awards is an event high on glamour, glitz and grandeur.

Apologies for being fashionably late with the Oscar Red Carpet fashion verdict ūüėČ

Presenting the very best, worst and mediocre looks from the red carpet ‚Äď let the fashion police begin inspecting!

MY FAVOURITE PICK –¬†Catherine Zeta Jones

She looked absolutely extra-ordinary in the Zuhair Murad Gold dress! The hair and make-up very well complemented the look and was just like how it should have been, natural and light to keep the focus on the exquisite gown that I am still drooling over…

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Charismatic Catherine!

Bright Butterflies

Winter is all about greys, browns and black. Oh the monotony…I personally love bright and flashy colours, be it winter or summer, spring or autumn.

Reese Whiterspoon in blue Louis Vuitton gown and Jennifer Anniston in her bright Red Valentino along with sparkling accessories and a matching clutch looked dazzling.

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Solagne Knowles  was spotted wearing a yummy yellow Emilio Pucci dress from the Spring 2013 Collection. Gold Jewels by Lorraine Schwartz, gold clutch and red lipstick perfected her look. Hello Sunshine!

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In Future

Naomi Watts wore a sequined ¬†Giorgio Armani¬†gown at the Oscars¬†2013. Fashion critics have termed her gown to be from ‚Äėfuture‚Äô and looking like an ‚Äėalien‚Äô descended from mars‚ĶI would say I am in love with her Shade of Grey ūüėČ

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Daring Divas

Brandi Glanville left me shocked with her outfit, which she reportedly designed herself. It revealed more than it concealed and in a bizarre manner if I may say so….

Her chest was the focus of attention ‚Äď full emphasis on her surgically perfected breasts worth a whopping $11,500. ¬†I am sorry but nothing seems to be working for the 40+ former model. Better luck next time Brandi!

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Naomie Harris’s¬†golden gown is made from recycled material by Ghana-born Michael Badger, a fashion student , who was mentored by Vivienne Westwood.¬† The outfit has been inspired from¬†volcanoes¬†and flowing lava and has won Suzy Amis Cameron‚Äôs Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge

The dress was slit open from ankle till her waist. Highly risky and daring ‚Äď the idea was to show her toned legs but put the Skyfall starlet into constant conscious behaviour while moving around and avoiding to show her underwear, if she was wearing one in the first place ūüėČ

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Vintage

Chanel once said, ‚ÄėFashion fades, only style remains the same‚Äô.¬†For me diamonds, glamorous couture and red lips are en vogue ‚Äď forever!

Anna Hathaway in Prada, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior albeit her royal tripping on the stairs ¬†(blame the dress‚Ķ) and Amy Chastain in a gold Armani Prive looked like eternal beauties ‚Äď All time classics!

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¬†Nicki Minaj’s ¬†‘WHITE MINI’¬†Disaster!

I am not quite sure what was going through her  head while donning the short, white Roberto Cavalli dress with the most dreadful lipstick shade I have even seen….till date! Unless she surprises me with another one late…

She wore this outfit to one of the most photographed events surrounding the Oscars, 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

I would call it a fashion debacle. Silence for 2 minutes.

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Thats all folks! I shall be back with more fashionable updates soon, in the mean time, perfect your red carpet look ūüôā xx