Wednesday, August 26, 2015


'Name tags' and personalized jewellery have taken over my bedside. Yes by bedside I mean that I wear these particular style of jewellery pieces so often off late that I almost feel that they have been around forever. That's not exactly a lie, is it now? When Shahrukh Khan wore his 'COOL' tag around his neck in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, we froze in our seats (mostly out of the sheer coolness) and when Carrie Bradshaw wore her 'Carrie' name tag and called it lucky, we believed it. And why wouldn't we? There's nothing a little self loving can't fix. This cool '90s trend is back and Orosilber for one is doing the coolest versions of the same. I like the fact that the quality of their jewellery is fine and hence you needn't think too much before you treat yourself to one of these. It is an added bonus that you can customise the length of the chain, the font and *Wait for it* they have a rose gold option which I excitedly opted for of course. They do some really rad lapel pins, cufflinks and ubiquitously favourite, fan merchandise. A pretty damn good reason to hop on and check them out would also be their one-of-a-kind personalised rakhi feature. I wouldn't mind gifting my brother that certain accessory for him to channel his inner LL Cool J. *could not resist the rapper references*
A cool idea to style these name tags is to keep the rest of the look, accessory free. Since they are delicate, it's best you let them shine as the centre piece of your look. Maybe layer a few cool tags at varying lengths, if you feel adventurous. This is how I wore mine. You can also find Orosilber on Facebook

Leather camisole: Banana Republic
Culottes: C/O Stalkbuylove
Necklace: C/O Orosilber
Bag: Gift from the sister
Shoes: Something Borrowed (Singapore)

Photography Courtesy: Riddhima Arora Behance or reach her on email at


Friday, August 21, 2015


When I first received this crop top from Malasa, my first thought was how reminiscent it was of the beauty of an Elie Saab garment and yet had a distinct Eastern flavour to it. The beautiful interplay of beads, sequins and crystals on a palette of ivory create a constellation of spangly stars across this top and that, also happens to be the USP of Malasa. This label run by the dynamic mother daughter duo of Jyoti and Nimrit Gill has gone from strength to strength. From creating beautiful luxury garments for the women who exude the old world charm with the grace of a modern Grace Kelly to now dipping their toes into more contemporary garments like peplum tops and crop top cholis, these ladies are hitting all the right notes. It only helps that everyone from Aliaa Bhatt to Gauhar Khan has been spotted in their coveted label.
I decided to put my own spin on a very traditionally hand-crafted choli/crop top and after much deliberation and hours of endlessly staring inside my closet, I paired it with a pair of tie and dye pants in red with a joined wrap over the same. The combination of gold and red is ethereal and possibly the most traditionally Indian combination there was for wedding festivities. The outfit is perfect for the spunky bride on her sangeet who obviously thinks outside the box as far as her sartorial choices go, yet maintains a close relationship with all things traditional. A low twisted bun and a sun and moon maang-tikka completed this look and it was difficult to really categorise it as a traditional or modern. A fusion look which is easy on the eye and definitely a lot of fodder for the mind. How are you wearing your modern day choli, princess?

Crop top: C/O Malasa
Pants: Folklore
Maang tikka: C/O Ae-Tee

Photography by: Saumya Gupta. Find her on Behance.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Like a hoopoe bird

A few days before I decided to shoot this outfit, I was chilling with a group of friends. The reason I insist on narrating, penning if you may, this anecdote to you bunch is because it has an inherent something to do with how this look came about. In a passing conversation about trends, being the resident fashionista with my friends I was asked if 'monochrome and lack of colours' was the new thing. On inquiring where they got this idea from, I was informed that my personal style seemed to reflect that a lot off late. Serious colours, lot of black and white and mostly a very normcore look. As much as I relate to and enjoy being on this certain wave of normcore style, I do believe that my style cannot easily be compartmentalised. It's like putting my free spirit into a box, just not in a creepy way. And that is when, ladies and gentlemen, I decided to bring the hoopoe bird back to town. I went on a wild riot of colours and put almost all spring-summer '15 trends into a blender to deliver this smoothie of a look. An off shouldered style- check, the colour tangerine- check, statement earrings- check, block heels- check, eccentric bag-check check check. Peppered with my sleek low ponytail and minimal make-up of course.
What do you think?

Dress: Bershka
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Earrings: Atelier Mon
Clutch bag: Random boutique in Barcelona, Spain

Photography Courtesy: Riddhima Arora Behance or reach her on email at


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Heard of PepperTap?

At the onset, let me start with a disclaimer. I am not a very domesticated person and even though I take immense pride in the fact that I am an independent woman who sets straight her own affairs, domestic chores are something I steer clear from. All the 'didis' and 'ammas' have played a large hand in spoiling me rotten so much as that I have not had to lift a finger to buy mundane household groceries ever. Like they say, there is always a first time. I was introduced to this app called PepperTap by the lovely folks behind the same and as an enthusiastic blogger, I was happy to take it on myself to write an honest review about their services. 
As someone who had never bought vegetables, fruits extensively all by herself, the mere idea of having the option of almost every conceivable vegetable or fruit delivered to my doorstep by a mere tap is very exciting. I logged on to the website (there is also the app now) and started adding a few essentials to my cart and with three easy steps it was done. I entered my phone number and address and chose the option of cash on delivery and it was done. There was the live tracking of the order and according to me that is an added benefit.
After a slight confusion on the part of the delivery boy, my order was at my doorstep within two hours, as promised. Post admiring some good looking yellow peppers, I decided to jot a list of pros and cons of the app for you:
1. Delivery made within the promised time of two hours.
2. Fresh looking produce, saving goofs like me the hassle of picking the good pieces from the bad in a supermarket.
3. Competitive prices
4. Great customer service
5. The best part is obviously the ease of access. You literally just have to move a finger.

1. The app is still undergoing technical development so slight errors lead to confusion. Given that they are relatively young, I believe that those can be readily fixed.
2. A few things that I had placed an order for were not available.

Given that the list of pros far outweigh the cons, I am going to be ordering my groceries and other household care items from them often. Are you team PepperTap?

Disclaimer: The reviews on the website are absolutely honest and are entirely based on my opinions and experiences. 



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