Monday, February 28, 2011

All I want is a Marchesa

Hello Gorgeousness!
Yes you! :)
Oscars red carpet had some bloody pretty pieces that I couldn't get my eyes off. Anne Hathaway was a sight in red and so were all her 7 change of clothes. I enjoyed the feathers and the reds and corals but I think Marchesa on Hailee Steinfeld stole my breath away. I have reached the conclusion that there is nothing prettier than a Marchesa on a woman :D and their clothes are my latest fixation.
The True Grit star was the true portrayal of what I would dress like if I walked the red carpet, anytime soon. Ha! How I wish :D
The up-do and the thin little hairband, the minimalistic make up, the contrasting clutch and the nude pumps..all to let the gorgeous tulle Marchesa gown take centre stage.
Marchesa's metallics monotone dresses are what I would pick for the red carpet. And personally, not wanting to sound abrasive, I'm not the biggest fan of matching the exact color of your clutch with your outfit. I'm somehow more of a contrast-color or at least some other shade of the same family clutch with the outfit person. So, for this red carpet event(all in my head of course), I will probably make sure that there is a solid(not blending into my outfit) color to the clutch. However, with a bold metallic dress, I will want to wear a somewhat of a subtle pair of shoes. Nude pumps? Or these that I picked :)

The Gold knife pleated and the Silver Silk dress: Marchesa, The Red clutch: Bottega Veneta, the blue envelope clutch: Anya Hindmarch, the nude suede sandals: Jimmy Choo.
The best part of my picks? Match them in any order, horizontally or diagonally. Something I learned from VOGUE. All pictures are courtesy:
Like? Dislike? What are your favourite picks?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Salwar-Kameez and the Bling

Hi ladies.
How is the week drudging along? I'm loving my week what with my Annual University Parliamentary Debate having kicked off. Yes, I'm a debater and its probably my most favourite extra-curricular activity ever since school :)
Keeping that aside, meet A.C. She is gorgeous in Salwar-Kameez and she accessorizes it beautifully too. For, Vidhi who requested I do a post on casual college wear, a suggestion is also to add an ounce of spice to your usual jeans, skirts and shorts and wear a salwar kameez with a bright colored dupatta and the right accessories. Try it, its bound to work :)

Her curls add to the whole non-chalant, spunk of the look. The kurta- Fab India, the floral salwar to contrast the plain of the silk kurta- Fab India, the dupatta-thrift(Delhi), golden blingy jutis- random juti store, black metal bangles- street shopping(commercial street), necklace- Forever New.
The best part of the outfit is the black metal chunky necklace and the black metal bangles. Add black kohl to the eyes and you're good to go. Also easy to turn this look into a night look with a heavier kurta and probably a little bit of lip color.
Thanks A.C. You're the best.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Outfit Post OD-ing

Hey all!
The NYFW has got me wrapped around its little pinky and I've been spending more time than usual on the internet, looking up collections and Prabal Gurung's fall collection has emerged a clear winner. It is very evident from the collection that he is out there, experimenting with styles and textures and that especially showed in the use of different fabrics and the colors. The ombre pinks with the fierce reds and lets not forget the gorgeous tulle with the feather and sequin work dress which was undeniably, my favourite.
On another note, I decided to try a layering of two of my favourite pieces from my closet and add a gorgeous dash of pearls and pink to it. The chunky string of pearls around the neck and pearl hairband. See how it turned out. The lovely PINK effects: Ay :)

The black top with rosettes: Forever New, The grey tunic: Supre, tights: random pick from Australia, the pink bag: Coach, the shoes: Random jooti store, watch: DKNY
I decided to add a sudden Indian touch to the very preppy outfit by adding these HOT PINK 'jootis' with multi colored thread work to the outfit. Of course the Pink Coach perfectly complemented those.
What do you think? Like/Dislike/Indifference?
Also, a friend informed me that I was Teen Vogue's Best Dressed Reader on 27th January :) Check it out HERE.
I am also available on StylePile now and hopefully I will update it often :) Find me HERE.
Much love fashionistas!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Now You're Talking-I

Hello Peeps!
Whats cooking? I could tell you I'm the happiest person right now as I see weekend inch closer with each moment passing. I could really do with so weekend style chill and the lost hours of beauty sleep. Weekend plans, anybody?I like when there's so much weekend happiness all around. There's a certain characteristic cheer in the air. Its like the evening traffic seems to jostle through even faster, in a hurry to get by the next few office days. Moving on from that, this is my first segment of 'Now You're Talking' and my first style query was from N, who had asked me, "From where do you shop for the formals? (I mean the high waisted straight skirts and trousers, and the shirts and sorts)". 
My response to that will have to be this. Being in the legal fraternity, I do not get to experiment a lot with colors in formal wear. (BLACK AND WHITE, YES!) However, having said that..I have on numerous occasions indulged in shopping for formal clothes and according to me and the success rate in finding the perfect piece of garment so far, Mango wins hands down for the 'Business wear' range of clothes. I have successfully bought high waisted cinched skirts from MNG and very trendy formal shirts to go with it. Currently, MNG has some very interesting pieces to offer. I have also on occasions found interesting pieces at United Colors of Benetton. so do not rule that out either. Here are some picks available in MNG stores currently.
The relaxed fit shirt in that gorgeous color

A little bit of spunk: Straight leather skirt

Relaxed straight fit in the cute beige
Having said that, do not forget the option of ASOS, where you can find affordable clothing with the latest international trends. Palazzo pants or wide legged pants are my pick for formal trousers. Cigarette pants are hot, but palazzo pants are really setting the runways on fire. Team up a pair of palazzo pants with a pussy bow blouse or a satin shirt for that perfect combination for office. Some interesting picks from ASOS.
peter pan collars are cute and yet, formal

pleated-fitter trousers, still HOT

And its important to mention that these are also the trends which stood out in the Michael Kors Autumn-Winter 2011 collection, along with sparkly-glam tops to jazz up the outfit. My two favourite picks.
That pale pink on the trousers is just not OTT.
The wide legged trousers with glam bustiers, order of the day.
Photo credits:,,
I hope this successfully answers your query, N and you love this post as much as I did putting it together for you.
Please feel free to mail me or tweet me your queries. Available on facebook, twitter: Shreya_1, mail me at: Would love to address them!
Much love, fashionistas.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Non Pink-Red Valentine

Hello you festive lil peeps!
How was Valentines? Tell me all :) I must confess I did try and put up a Oh-my-god-Valentines-is-a-propaganda face for some part of my teenage but its a very simple explanation about the day that made me a believer. I like to just think of it as an excuse. An excuse to be generous with the expression. An expression of love, concern..or simply that you think of and again!:) Like I always say, an excuse for more sunshine!
Even though the day was about loved ones, flowers, cakes and gifts for me like it was for most people around the world..I am a little against wearing pink or red for Valentines. Don't get me wrong, most of you out there have very stylishly worn the best pink and red outfits which totally complement you. Its a personal thing. I like to make it a point that when I pick a Valentines day dress, the color should not be the only criteria :)
So when my ASOS package arrived a couple of days back, I instantly knew what I was going to wear for Valentines.
A little bit of sunshine, a blue and yellow color blocked dress with a pussy bow neck and a gorgeous yellow lower half was my pick for Valentines. Golden clutch, black bow peep toes, and my big golden bow in the hair..quite sufficient to add the romance quotient to the outfit. Not enough? Then you should probably see the red lips :) Yes, Body Shop love gloss had me in and I finally mustered up the courage to do the beautiful scarlet glossy lips. Dress-ASOS, clutch: gift from NY, shoes- shoe store in Bangalore, big bow with rhinestones-Forever New, Red Lippie- Body Shop, bow ring- Forever 21.

 What did you guys do? Would love to hear of cute little stories, Valentine anecdotes or just what you wore for Valentines :) Also, tell me what you think of the look :)
Spread the Cupid cheer! :) *fat little cherub*

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello Weekend~

Hello my beautiful peeps! :)
I have been MIA and I shall just leave you with an interesting outfit post with some interesting effects (Courtesy: Ay) to avoid the awkward silences and explanations about why I have not been actively commenting on blogs or posting :D
On another note, the weather has me really happy and it will be safe to say that I am beginning to enjoy the ushering in of the Bangalore summer. The sunny mornings and noons and the breezy evenings. Perfect weather for dressing up. (Sorry, but I would pick the Sun over the biting cold).
An evening out to Sunnys(if you live in Bangalore and you haven't been to Sunnys then head out NOW) is never disappointing. The pastas, the wood-fire pizzas, the wine..the good life. Did I not mention the baked cheese cake? Silly me, I could not possibly finish a meal without one of those :)

S and Audrey Hepburn

S and the Owl

 Wearing: Grey tweed shorts from Esprit, Tights with silver studs at the ankle from Platinum, rust top from Voi, the black blazer from Esprit and the cute Irregular Choice shoes which are almost inseparable from me :)
The cute golden bag is a pick from Australia with silver, black and pink mettalic mesh on it which i absolutely love.
Tell me what you think and which effect did you absolutely love. Ay would love the feedback :D
Share the love ladies!
P.S: have a lovely weekend!

Monday, February 7, 2011

When I did a Nicole Richie

Hello Lovelies!
Now if it isn't the pathetic 'ol Monday. Spending time in a bookshop today, (I know, I do it too often)..I chanced upon the most brilliant compilation of fashion trends and recaps with International inspirations from the last year. This piece of sheer brilliance is called the RTW(Ready To Wear) and its in collaboration with the LIFW(Lakme India Fashion Week..jeez!) and priced at Rs.1000. Will save buying this one for another day but I sat and browsed through quite a bit of it and I wouldn't be far from the truth if I said it made me fall in love with fashion academically. The breakdown of each trend...color by color, texture by texture, silhouette by silhouette. Gotta love it. Yay for camera phones, the website you can check out for more details about RTW is
Enough on the fashion headlines. On another note, have I ever mentioned to you, just how much I am a fan of Nicole Richie's boho-chic style? The flowy dresses with the House of Harlow accessories...and my favourite part..wait for it..the boho sunglasses and the signature Richie way of wearing the headband. So when I decided to try the Richie look, note: only my favourite sunglasses and headband bit, it did not turn out too bad...or so I think.
Some of my favourite headbands and sunglasses put together by Richie are these:

Splash News

And this is what I did for my boho-chic look.
Hair Band: Accessorize, Golden Aviators: Forever New, Graphic Tee: T-Bar(CHECK THEM OUT!)
So what do you think of my replication of the Richie boho-chic? Let me know :)
Much love !

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Inspirations

My apologies if my inspirations are repetitive but there is not a better pick-me-up than images of luscious cupcakes. And if the cupcake belong to the cupcake bakery in Aus land, then they're sure to make you drool!
FYI ladies, if you happen to be in Sydney or Melbourne, this one's for you, cupcake bakery cucpcakes can now be ordered online. YEaaaaaaaaaHHHH babaaaaaay. Right HERE. All images belong to
Strawberry Hearts

Red Velvet I Love You

Strawberry cheesecake

Rocky Road

Red Velvet

Choc peppermint

Chilli choc

Valentines Heart Choc Maxi

Vanilla Choc Maxi

Vanilla Vanilla Maxi

Choc choc Hearts
Which ones are you hearting this Valentines? I have my heart set on the Valentines Heart Choc MAXI(Ok, too many puns there). Only a Maxi will satiate my ravenous appetite for cupcakes.
Have a gorgeous Saturday, my cupcakes! :)


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