March 2014

Saree Makeover at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

March 14, 2014
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Indian fashion weeks are incomplete without the trace of ‘Indian Tadka’ init! Which is why, most of our desi designers make sure that they keep on experimenting with that 6 yard stretch. Examining Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014’s recently commenced shows, I was quiet amused by the makeover these ethnic Sarees have got.  Let’s take a look (and get inspired) as to how one can absolutely indulge in some desi way of wearing n stylin the 6 yards drape! AARTI VIJAY GUPTA Inspiration : “Indian Miniatures” – Inspired by the paintings from 16-19th centuries; depicting potraits, court scenes, flora and fauna. Makeover : Digital Prints like Haridas & Akbar | Flat collar cholis | Halter peplum blouses Colors : Brown | Sun Yellow | Emerald | Orange DIGVIJAY SINGH Inspiration : “Ludo and Ladders” – Inspired by the childhood games of Ludo as well as Snakes and Ladders Makeover : Long Sleeved Jersey Cholis | Fluid Kurtas | Belted Waist | Wrap Around Palla Colors : Red | Blue | Green | Yellow HUEMN Inspiration : Sportswear – breezy fresh energetic young upscale look. Makeover : Color blocked Sarees | Jersey blouses | Giant numerical motifs Colors : Bright Yellow | Red | Black | Silk Beige MANDIRA BEDI Inspiration : Tribute to the Indian women achievers. Celebrating Mandira Bedi’s trade mark sarees. Makeover : Dual tones | Sensual Cholis | Minimalism | Fun to wear Sarees Colors : Series of solid colors to match the rising mercury PAYAL SINGHAL Inspiration : “Lady Sahara” – A homage to Marrakech and the beauty of Islamic culture. Makeover : Moroccan Filigree work | Salmon ‘kora’ prints | Raised Hem | Cut-out Shoulders | Elbow length sleeves | Print on Print Colors : Sand | Grey | Rose | Cerulean blue QUIRK BOX Inspiration : “Quirk-e-Sultanant” taking forward the *quirkiness* the inspiration has been driven from Mughal influence …

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{GIVEAWAY} Tea Trunk {Women’s Day Special}

March 8, 2014
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For those who have been following me on Facebook might already know about the ‘Tea Trunk’ gourmet tea bags that I have been reviewing since the last two weeks. The full report will follow suit, but since it’s the occasion of Women’s Day, I had to do something special for you! On this day, Tea Trunk has introduced their latest addition to the gourmet collection; “Berry Blush” is meant to tantalize your fruity buds. If you love berries, this one is for you. I am yet to personally try this one, but I am pretty sure that this too will stand out a winner like the rest of them. About BERRY BLUSH GREEN TEA BY TEA TRUNK Berry Blush  Green Tea ( we are actually tempted to call it Free Spirit Tea)! has been especially crafted by popular demand as a tribute to  the avante – garde young working women, multitasking mothers, the highly –skilled housewife, the working and non- working grand-mom, every …woman of today.    Drizzle it over crushed ice,  and fresh mint leaves, or savour it warm, either way, our Berry Blush  Green tea will perk up your dullest day! Rs 800/ for 100gms of Loose Leaf Tea.  *Also check out Tea Trunk’s range of all natural teas and tea hampers and more at-  http://teatrunk.com 1 WINNER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to win? 1. Like Tea Trunk & KALAPALETTE on Facebook. {Mandatory} 2. Follow Tea Trunk & KALAPALETTE on Twitter. {Mandatory} 3. How do you feel when you sip a cup of tea? {Mandatory} 4. Follow Me on Instagram {Brownie Points} 5. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. {Brownie Points} 6. Tweet ” Win @teatrunk #giveaway #DesiPower on #Kalapalette –> http://tinyurl.com/qbownv9 “ The most active participants on Tea Trunk & Kalapalette’s social network will be considered the winner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mention your name, email id and city along with the steps you have followed. Kindly Note : Complete all mandatory entries …

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{GIVEAWAY} GREY FASHION COMPANY #BirthdayMonth

March 1, 2014
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March is special to me. Why? Because it’s my ‘Happy Birthday’ month. No matter how old I get, I will still feel excited about this like a small kid. And, I want to celebrate it with YOU! Which is why I have some surprises lined up. THIS is the first surprise. A giveaway for all those divas who just can’t get enough of looking good, and for the guys who would want to gift this to their beloveds.  1 WINNER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to win? 1. Like Grey Fashion Company & KALAPALETTE on Facebook. {Mandatory} 2. Follow Grey Fashion Company & KALAPALETTE on Twitter. {Mandatory} 3. How will you complete your look with this SaddleBag? {Mandatory} 4. Follow Grey Fashion Company and Me on Instagram {Brownie Points} 5. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. {Brownie Points} 6. Tweet ” Win @GreyfashionCo #giveaway #DesiPower on #Kalapalette –> http://tinyurl.com/pmbzo62 “ The most active participants on Grey Fashion Company & Kalapalette’s social network will be considered the winner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mention your name, email id and city along with the steps you have followed. Kindly Note : Complete all mandatory entries to be eligible for the competition. All the entries will be thoroughly checked before announcing the winner. The Contest will end on 29th March, 2014. The winner will be announced on 30th March, 2014. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE! 😉 * The prizes will be delivered by Grey Fashion Company team. The blog and blog-owner are not liable for delivery discrepancies.  *Participants must be 18years age or must have parental consent. You need to provide your address in case you win.

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