Monday, June 27, 2011

Oxford Love

I can't think of any reason why one shouldn't love Oxford shoes. They're chic, they're classy, they have Engligh origin and they're the rage this season. When Leighton Meester a.k.a Blair Waldorf wears it or does Taylor Swift, they ought to be taken seriously. I bought myself a gorgeous pair of oxford shoes in suede in a nice tan color yesterday and I think I reached what we call a shoe-gasm! Ok, sorry if you thought that was perverse but really, its hard to control your emotions when beauty stares you right in the face. I have been eyeballing a variety of brogues and it suffices to say that the inspiration below sums it all up!
via westervin.com
My shoes are like the teal ones on the top right hand corner, in a shade of brown. Love them all, don't you? :)
Two important things I would like to share with my readers:
  1. The lovely Jahnobi of Jahn 'n Style asked me to guest blog for her fab blog, so hop on over here and read about the Bejeweled Flashback! :)
  2. Over the last 4 years I have hoarded way too much clothing and I thought a good idea will be to put it up for sale for my readers in case they would be interested in some of my pieces at awesome prices. This is a trial thing so the first item I'm going to try this with is the rust colored blouse you have seen me wear here. Just email me if you might be interested and all other details would be shared with you via email. The first request obviously gets served first. Lets see how this goes :)
XOXO

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coral's Sweetheart

After the short stint of disappearance, I have made a comeback with the post we all love :) It is an outfit post, yes and yes, there is the color coral involved. If that didn't get you hooked, then I don't know what will ;)
The job's keeping me busy and turns out the work is more time consuming than I thought. Its a lot of fun and the sense of joy after finishing the day's share of hardwork is a joy like no other!
Back to the post, the pictures are from my dinner out today. Btw, since I'm already on the topic, the cheesecake at Olive is to swear by! Dinner-dessert-coffee. Life is just fine!
Photographer for the pictures: Ay :)
Wearing:
Black body-con dress as Top: Supre (Australia)
Orange Bubble Skirt: Zara
Blue *Disco* Shoes: Carvela by Kurt Geiger (Gifted)
Hair Band with rosette: Sister's Europe trip (Paris, I believe)
Bag: Guess
Jewelery: Gifted(Mom-Dad)

What do you think? Orange skirt and coral make up was definitely the order of the day! :)

XOXO

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Updo Tutorial

Greetings Fellas!
This post is a guest post done by my BFF- A.C. who did my updo for the GNO(Girls Night Out, again :P) here.
On popular demand and my personal adoration of her hairstyles, she very kindly agreed to do this post for me and click pictures for every step. Follow this and get this desired look:
Hi, this is my first experiment with hair styling and S was kind enough to let me style her hair, so here goes:
The first step for this updo is to make sure your hair isn't freshly washed. Give it atleast 4 to 5 hours after the hair wash.
STEP 1.
For fixing the hairband in place divide your hair into 3 sections with two in the front, near your forehead thinner than the larger one which should behind the hair band. Fix your hairband with these two sections outside the hairband.
STEP 1
STEP 2.
Take the section on the right hand side and twist it, mixing it with some hair behind the hairband. Pin this with a small bob pin.
STEP 2
STEP 3.
On the left side comb all the hair in the section over the hairband and fix it halfway along the back of your head finishing it neatly.
STEP 3  
STEP 4.
Now take a small section of hair that has been left loose behind and twist them into a coil. Fix it with a small bob pin. Repeat this for the section from the left side.
STEP 4
STEP 4(2)
STEP 5.
Repeat STEP 4 till almost all sections of the hair are finished. Leave a little hair loose at the bottom of your head above the nape.
STEP 5  
STEP 6.
Now divide this hair into 3 sections and make loose plaits. Pin these plaits around the coil in any random order.
STEP 6
Final Result:
Tell us if the tutorial was helpful! And also tell me if you try it out and take pictures and mail them to me :)
Ok, I'll stop being so demanding!
Thanks for the post BFF.
XOXO

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lush-Lip Scrub

This is my latest goodie from the house of Lush. House of Lush, as I like to call it, is the best spot in the entire mall. Even if you happen to be opposite the store, in the row parallel to it, you cannot help but whiff like a little puppy when the scent of all things yummy, ok maybe not yummy, enter your olfactory sense. I put my suave face on and just pretend to not notice it while I'm secretly lapping it all up! :D
Moving on, we were on one of our casual mall strolls when I ended up picking the BubbleGum Lip Scrub from Lush. Its packed in this heavy little pretty glass bottle and smells like heaven. Two things I noticed first :)
Now on to its utility, its not a replacement for a lip balm, most certainly not. But what it does is scrub off the dead skin from your lips, leaving them smelling of bubble gum without any sheen of course.
This is what Lush claims about their product:
Our fabulous lip scrubs are here to keep your kissers sweet. This one will make your lips smell like our best-selling Snow Fairy shower gel. Bubblegum is made with exfoliating castor sugar and our delicious vegan flavour to gently scrub away rough skin, keeping your lips smooth and kissably soft. Simply rub it over your lips when they're feeling the need for some sugar.
I agree, to the extent  that it does act like the scrub that they claim it is. Smells yum. *Undeniably*
My only issue with it is that its slightly messy. The sugar particles get stuck to your lips and refuse to fall off on their own accord and the only way they will leave your lips is if you brush them off. Not on yourself please, they get stuck on clothing too. EEEECKKKS.
Price: Rs 600.
If you're looking for a lip scrub, go for it. *Also, you can eat the bubblegum flavoured sugar bits sometimes* Ok, sorry, gross, don't eat it. Just kidding, its sugar, eat it :D
XOXO

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guess Who's Employed

When I got that email, I had no clue that something as fun and the right opportunity to learn was in store for me. I shall cut to the chase.
Yours truly is now a Fashion Content Writer! Yes, you heard it! An actually employed Fashion Content Writer for a social media agency called ODigMa. Check them out for more details about their work!
With some of the best from every industry to their list of clients, I am looking forward to an awesome time and an even better opportunity to learn with a team of committed professionals.
My job would entail fashion content writing for social-media purposes for ODigMa's clients from the fashion industry.
What can I say, I am thrilled at my luck and some months of hard work (which will bear fruits of course) lie ahead. I shall keep you in the loop of things.
So wish me luck readers and please continue to drop in your feedback and share the love all around!( Excuse the OTT speech, I'm ecstatic) :D

Mucho Love and Cheer!
XOXO

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AARNA-the fashion comes together

AARNA is a shopping carnival which is coming up in the city of Bombay on the 24th of June and is a fabulous place for all the bloggers of the city to get together and experiment with fashion that is being showcased. The duo of Kainaz Mehta and Kunjan Budhiraja has come together for this event to showcase the collections of many a fresh talents that will include everything from apparel, accessories to lifestyle products. How I sometimes wish I did not have a college to regularly attend and I could actually attend this fab event which the lovely Nandita very kindly sent me an invite to. I have been lucky enough to get a chance to review some of the accessories coming up at the exhibition. So here's a sneak peek for my lucky readers ;)


Press Note: AARNA, the fashion jamboree that promises to indulge your need for luxury and lifestyle!  An exhibition put together by young, dynamic entrepreneur duo, Kunjan Budhiraja and Kainaz Mehta, a perfect one stop for  luxurious fashion and fun, will be held at Jose, Kalaghoda, spread over two days on 24th and 25th June 2011.

An exhibit of lifestyle brands, quirky designs and quality products is sure to leave you spoilt for choice at AARNA this season. Spread over two floors, you will find an array of garments for men and women from the design desk of Rajat Tangri and Manjaree Jindal who have showcased at Fashion Week to fresh new talent like Anneka and Kazamirr who is bring their best of the season. The Accessories ranging from fun quirky designer bags by Hiral Bhogi, ethnic jewelry by Agastiya which is creative and unique in its expression to home d├ęcor accessories with a splash of color and fun from Big Bang Theory will be on display.  Also find at AARNA, a princess collection from Pink Cow for you little princess to strut in. You could browse through these fabulous finds while nibbling on cupcakes and more from Ayushi – Icing on Top.

AARNA comes along with a sense of social responsibility. Kunjan and Kainaz will be associating with the non-profit organization Aseema, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children through education.

So block your dates on the 24th and 25th June for a fashion overdose!

Event Details:

Event: AARNA Exhibition        

Date: 24th and 25th June 2011  

Venue: Joss

Address: 30, K Dubash Marg, Kalaghoda, Mumbai      

Timing: 11am- 8pm        

Gorgeous cuff from Agastiya

Golden Fringed Sandals from Bash

Yummy Summer Wedges from Bash

Beautiful Chained Royal Blue Clutch from Hooloovo. My favourite pick!

Yummy Green Tote from Limited Edition. Yes, thats the name :)

This chunky piece of bauble is from Periwinkle. A white maxi dress would work wonders with this.
Cute boho bags with pom poms from Limited Edition
What do you think? I think if you're kind enough you will buy me the Blue Chained Clutch from Hooloovo. *Pretty Please*. Ok, just kidding. Or Not ;)
For those of you attending this gala event, I shall await full coverage. Miss me! :D
XOXO

Monday, June 13, 2011

C is for Cookie

Om Nom Nom Nom is the mantra of my life and I tend to say 'meeeeeeeeeee likes coooooooookieeeeeeeeee' very often to just about anybody when I feel like it. If you still haven't figured, I am a Cookie Monster( Read: Sesame Street) junkie! As much as I like Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Kermit and the others..there is no one quite like Cookie Monster. C is for Cookieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :)
So while I had been hunting down for the perfect Cookie monster tee, the search wasn't quite yielding desired results. I found one at Zara which on a trial actually looked really sloppy (and my friend would vouch for it!) and was automatically dropped. I have always been a serious fan of graphic cartoon tees. You would remember my Disney escapade here and so it should not come as a surprise of sorts when I tell you the amount of energy that went into looking for the perfect Coooooooooooookie' Monsterrrrrr tee!
But like they say, some people have the slickest ways of bringing a smile on your face and when I found my Cookie Monster tee in a pile of goodies, needless to say I went slightly COOOOOOOOOOOKIE :D
After this very cookilicious story, see below for my 'evening-out-with-friends' version of what I would like to call the Cookie Monster Outfit :D
Wearing:
Cookie Monster Tee!
Shorts: Esprit
Quilted bag with flower/pearl detailing: Forever New
Leopard printed peep toes: *Some shoe store* in Chandigarh
Watch with big colorful dial: United Colors of Benetton




Also, for those of you who appreciated my hair do from the previous post, stay tuned for the hair do tutorial, its coming up reallllllllllll soon along with many others. *Having long hair automatically makes you the lab rat for all experiments* But I'm not complaining ;)
XOXO

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hairdo for the GNO

For all my readers who are wondering what a GNO is, it is my acronym for a Girls' Night Out :) Those who saw the preview of this post here or who have been regular readers know that I have a fetish for acronyms, even slightly weird sounding ones. Gyaan 101: There is no greater pick-me-up in the middle of the week, than a good time with your favourite girls. And the favourite part of these GNOs is always the play dress-up bit. You know you're going to go insane with the cameras, so it never hurts to go an extra mile and put in that effort to dress up extra nice.
The timing of this GNO could not have been better since my BFF had been itching to try this hairdo on my long hair(YES, its long now :D) for a long while. (Long while: Last 2 classes at Uni is long enough)
I have officially roped her in to do my 'fancy' hair dos from now onwards and you'll should look forward to detailed guest posts from her for the tutorials. For her very acclaimed hairdo, check here.
It was also a good time because this new ruffled blouse I picked on my latest travails in the city of dreams was dying to go for a little whirl.
Wearing:
Off-white Ruffled blouse with cut-work: God Made Me Funky (Bombay)
Floral printed skirt: Picked by sister(Australia)
Red belt: Picked by sister (Australia)
Red gladiator heels: Local shoe boutique
Nude satchel: ASOS (This is not going away for a while :P )
Charm bracelet: Accessorize
Bow necklace: Forever 21
The bracelet is my current favourite primarily because of its most ME-customised charms :) There is a studded 'S', there is a heart, there is a nude satchel (Yes, beat that! :P) and there is a huge cuppy cake! :)







Watch out for the hairdo tutorials, ladies :) In case you like it, of course :D
In another news, go shop at LUSH please and bring a gorgeous little sapling home and celebrate World Environment Day( a little late but thats not the point, right :) ) I shall review my LUSH goodie soon and show you pictures of my sapling too :)
XOXO

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CFDA Awards

The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards or CFDA Awards as they are more popularly known were nothing short of a fashionista's dream come true. Lady GaGa receiving the Fashion Icon Award, Prabal Gurung winning the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year and his very humble speech, Alexander Wang receiving Accessory Designer of the Year award..were some of my favourite moments.
This post was inevitable, given my love for going through a billion photographs of the who's who of the fashion industry and picking my favourite looks and scanning the recurring trends!
First off, my favourite looks:)
Yes, only GaGa could pull off a bright blue bob!
Mary Kate-Ashley Olsen in The Row, Row bags and Cartier jewels


Alexander Wang with Iris Apfel(The baubles and the yellow is HOT!)
Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein
Chanel Iman in BCBG Azria with Lubov Azria
Liv Tyler in Proenza Schouler(The eclectic print is so HER!)
The one and only-Anna Wintour from American Vogue
Ken Downing from Neiman Marcus with Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo(The gorgeous coral Jil Sander)
 These are the highlights of all the looks spotted for the following reasons:
  • The bright bursts of neon and corals refuse to leave. Who's complaining! :)
  • The nude pumps(Louboutins specifically) are omnipresent! I spotted atleast 3-4 designers/models wearing them!
  • The crazy ass structured bags on Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are beyond belief! I could not get my eyes off those babies!
What do you think? Which ones are your favourite looks?
All images via: Style.com

XOXO

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Love of the Ladybird

Next stop: Aurus. As soon as that was made clear to me, I knew my little holiday had already become successful. Its one of my most favourite places in the city of dreams and thats putting it mildly. Maybe, it has to do with the memories one makes at a certain place. In fact, I'm sure its that. These pictures have not quite brought out the shutterbug-happy me, but thats probably because us bloggers are always in that all-too-familiar quagmire of posing in the public for our posts. Never mind. Back to the point, AURUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS <3 <3
This is also the last outfit post from my holiday and I'm sure I'm going to miss doing the holiday series. Till another holiday of course and all the other fashion(inclusive of outfit posts) I'm going to be serving you in between!
A huge shout out to Ay for the new blog layout. I had absolutely no hand in this and yet, its all.so.me.
Are you on tripping on it as much? :)
Wearing my new lady bird printed dress. Its hot pink, has little lady bird print on it and ruffled straps, what else can a girl ask for!
Wearing:
Pink lady bird printed dress: Zara
Nude Satchel: ASOS
Tan belt: Forever New
Nude pumps: Inc.5
White+Gold bangle: Forever 21
Golden necklace with pearl detailing: Aldo
Pearl hairband: Sportsgirl(Australia)
Watch: DKNY



Also, is anybody else *hearting* Saibo from Shor in the City as much as I am? Been hearing it for a couple of weeks now but I just can't seem to get enough of it.
Thats all from my desk for today. The rapid jumping around my room due to the excitement of the new header has me exhausted. Till next time :)
XOXO

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