December 2014

#DiscoverInHondaAmaze with Chetan Bhagat

December 23, 2014
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Don’t we all dream to have a life that only gifts us the opportunity of travelling through the narrow lanes of the world (India, for now) in a butter-smooth ride and get travelogued throughout the journey? Well, while we sigh at such a dream, their is one literature mind who is actually livin it up! The genius behind write-ups like ‘Two States’ & ‘Three Mistakes of My Life'; Chetan Bhagat has started a breathtaking journey with Honda Amaze, discovering the real beauty of India – Amazing India. While he’s at it, Honda India has left no stone un-turned to capture the moments in the form of a travel-series. Called ‘#DiscoverInHondaAmaze Travelogue’  “You know what’s amazing about India? That it’s home to so many superb and unique destinations. And after the exciting and hectic year I’ve had, I really needed a good break. Honda had given me the perfect opportunity to experience the amaze. To get out there and discover amazing India.” – Chetan Bhagat Well, this webisode series is surely something to watch out for. Why? Because a literature genius exploring the diverse cultures and sharing his experience, the virtual drive in Honda Amaze and the knowledge that we will gain about unexplored regions of India will be a truly amazing experience. Don’t you wish to pack your bags and get out on an adventure already?  Check out the first webisode of the series wherein Chetan Bhagat will explore the mystery behind Karnataka’s ‘Drowning Church’. Follow all the action Website Youtube Facebook

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Joy Of Giving – Delhi Duty Free Style

December 22, 2014
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Holidays – Shopping | Shopping – Holidays | Holidays – Travel | Ring any bells? Well, its that time of the year again when our shopping lists extend to buying gifts for family and friends, travelogues become tiresome and their is no room for jet-lagging at all. Holiday season is much more than just cozy-ing up under a quilt with warm chocolate and watching back-to-back Christmas/NY movies. Now their are some people who get 2 weeks worth of holidays to shop, gift, eat and be merry with their families; and then their are people who literally live out of a suitcase. Talk about airports and this time of the year can be considered as their busiest time. From people travelling back to their homes to celebrate the season with their families, to groups of youngsters and nuclear systems backpacking to a new-land; welcoming the new year. No matter what your reason of travelling at this time of the year be, everyone needs to play Santa around. If time crunch is your excuse for not buying gifts for your loved ones, then Delhi Duty Free is offering its customers a chance to make up for it with the gesture of ‘Joy of Giving’. So if you are visiting Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) this month, don’t forget to visit their Delhi Duty Free zone and indulge in some holiday shopping and avail great discounts too. Shop sale at the airport while you wait to board your flight – Jingle all the way, eh?  Delhi Duty Free  Get to taste some of the best Indian tea before buying a pack or two.  Last Minute Shopping Zone – For those who don’t have much time to walk through the expansive Delhi Duty Free zone. Boarding Time Shopping Zone – For those who just …

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Noir Mode Sleek – Benetton Style

December 22, 2014
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What are you planning to wear for the New Year’s eve party? The same old LBD or that shimmer sequence pallazo-crop top number? It all seems fair but only if we are talking about the parties down southern India and the likes. Because Delhi winters are in no mood of gifting us any relief from the chills.  As the NY15 is right round the corner, it will be a task to mix-match prints, colors and silhouettes on such a short notice. Your safest bet? Dig in the old ways! A.k.a. monochrome style. Nope, not talking about the LDB. Let’s stretch it up till the ankles and call dibs on a matchy white crop jacket, shall we? One of the most comfy yet classy outfits that I wore during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Summer Spring 2015 (and planning to wear for the New Year’s too) was a solid combination of black & white. Take a look!  Earrings – Zotiqq How I wore it for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week? Black Maxi Dress, White Crop Jacket, Wine Envelope Clutch – United Colors of Benetton Follow United Colors of Benetton Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow me : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

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Why so serious? Work Style with Benetton

December 20, 2014
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We all literally dread our way up every morning to get ready and go to work. I mean, who doesn’t like staying in the pajamas all day long and curl up beneath the soft warm quilts? But for those who even prefer keeping their pajamas stylish (and in trend), they don’t compromise on the work-look even a percent.  Now that the winters are here, layering becomes a must-do for any occasion. Layering up for work? No, I don’t mean the usual over-sized knitwear comforted under an equally over-sized long coat and a muffler wrapped around the lengths of your neck. Yikes! Presenting to you a neat and classy look to stay stylish and stay warm this Autumn-Winter season. Jacket, Blouse, Jeans, Belt & Boots – United Colors of Benetton Currently I am obsessing over this mesh black jacket and have worn it from a meeting to the cocktail evening as well. Wore the same #OOTD for the finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week by Rohit Bal. Follow United Colors of Benetton Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow me : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

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Grunge & Wine on the rocks – Benetton India

December 19, 2014
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Delhi Winters have been lately playing peek-a-boo with an on-off cold-chill covering the heart of India is an icy blue ambiance. Sometimes we Delhiites can be seen adorning long coats, clad with mufflers and hand-gloves; while for those sunny Autumn days, something light and rhythmic. Amidst the anticipation of how cray the weather can get, we are all gearing up to welcome in a new year. Presenting to you something for the warmer days of Delhi, an infusion of wine and noir; that can never go wrong. Dress it up with a long black jacket to fight the chills or walk in the glory just as it is. Vintage Printed Top, Maxi Skirt, Faux Fur Bag, Bellies – United Colors of Benetton Follow United Colors of Benetton Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow me : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

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BLACKBERRYS SHARP NIGHTS Events – MASTERS OF WORLD MUSIC

December 10, 2014
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Upscale menswear and accessories brand, Blackberrys, brought music lovers in India an unprecedented opportunity under the aegis of its annual flagship event Sharp Nights. Aptly titled ‘Blackberrys Sharp Nights – Masters Of World Music’ showcased a live performance by world’s leading world music performer FatoumataDiawara at the Blue Frog, Mehrauli this evening. The inaugural Delhi chapter, part of a five city music tour, had guests immersed in the passion of Malian world music starFatoumataDiawara.The internationally acclaimed Fatoumatahad the audience in raptures. Accompanied by a smoking live band, Fatoumatamesmerized the audience with her high-energy jazz and funk flowing into joyous and sensual folk-rock, inflected with the rhythms and melodies of her native Wassoulou, the historic region in southwest Mali. Her radiant voice and infectious Afro-pop mixed the expansive and the understated. Commenting on this unique amalgamation of fashion and music and its efforts to accustom the Indian audiences with the genre of world music, Mr.Nikhil Mohan, Managing Director, Blackberrys said, “Sharp Nights has always been a much awaited event. This year we are delighted to introduce world music under the Masters of World Music series. Much like how fashion is intertwined with world cultures, world music too emanates from the remarkable diversity prevalent in the universe. Fatoumata’s language of music is an inspiration for audiences across the world and we are delighted to be able to bring this moment of ecstasy in the lives of music lovers in Delhi.” Sharing her experience of performing in India,FatoumataDiawara said, “Music is the universal language of hope and harmony. Music is strong and spiritual. Tonight was magical; I could feel the love of the audience in my veins. I am overjoyed to be able to let my tunes float in this air and dissolve my rhythms with the culture of India. The musical landscape in India is rich, bountiful …

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Vivo Restaurant : Alila Diwa Goa

December 5, 2014
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Sit by the pool side, as the humble staff will serve you some piping hot fish – fillet. Sip some coolers as the moist breeze of Goa will mesmerize you. Want to dine-in for some a-la-carte? Sure, all day long! That’s Vivo Restaurant by Alila Diwa Goa, folks. From picturesque location, traditional Goan architecture to a lip-smacking menu; this place is one stop for the foodies in Goa.  About Vivo Restaurant  Overlooking the resort pool and surrounding paddy fields, VIVO offers a relaxed ambiance for all-day dining within its indoor or shaded open-air spaces. On the menu is a delicious mix of Oriental, Indian and Continental favorites with plenty of healthy choices to suit every palate. An elaborate breakfast selection of Western and Indian dishes are complemented by delicacies brought fresh from the bakery, fresh fruits and Alila’s special blend of coffee.  Vivo offers an a la carte menu during lunch and dinner presenting light, healthy meal choices. At Dinner, ‘live’ interactive buffet counters engage and excite your taste buds with varying themes during the week.  The Food   Lunch Spread   Breakfast Spread   The Ambiance   Amit Pathania – Executive Chef – Alila Diwa Goa  Alila Diwa Goa recently appointed Amit Pathania as Executive Chef. Amit brings with him around 15 years of experience with leading luxury and business hotels as well as restaurants in India and internationally. In his current role, he will direct and oversee Alila Diwa Goa’s culinary offerings across all its Food and Beverage outlets. With his varied experience and well rounded specialities spanning Indian, Western, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Amit’s core expertise lies in managing Food and Beverage Production’s operations.   Personal Favorites  The Fish-fillet, Waffles & Dumplings and Fresh Juices.  Verdict  Ambiance : 5/5 Food : 4.5/5 Service : 4/5 Value for Money : 3.5/5  Check it Out!  Vivo Restaurant Alila Diwa Goa 48/10, Village …

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M&S Style Saturday | My Experience

December 1, 2014
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As the Delhi winters settle in and 1st December marks the beginning of the holiday season, it’s time to bring out your stylish (warm) best. This means that the weekends at the malls and apparel stores are getting busier and merrier.  With brands trying to present their Holiday-AW’14 best, some have taken up the experience one step ahead and are offering their customers a more interactive experience. Marks & Spencer known for its range of party wear and casual day wear across different age categories, collaborated with me recently for one such day of fun and styling. I was invited to be their stylist for a day, and boy what a day it was! 7 hours gone by, didn’t even realize the time ticking and the enthusiasm M&S loyals showed up made me want for some extra interaction time. Location Marks & Spencer Store Ambience Mall Ambience Island,National Highway 8,  Gurgaon, Haryana 122001 What was my motive? To engage with Marks & Spencer customers and provide them a more fashionable shopping experience. From providing styling tips, introducing the customer to the Autumn-Winter trends of the season to helping them put-up a holiday/winter look for the season; the experience was full of zeal. What was the activity module? Interact with the customers. Give them style tips. Suggest them the right garments as per their body-type and requirements. Invite them to pose for the shutterbugs and win a goodie bag from M&S. Commonly asked questions? 1. Will a particular apparel look good on me? 2. What should I wear for the New Year’s this year? 3. Being a college student, what daily winter jackets do you suggest? 4. How can I add some style to my mundane work-wear? 5. I need comfort yet style. What day looks will you suggest? My Experience …

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Print on Print Trend | United Colors of Benetton AW’14

December 1, 2014
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Trends are like the major highlights of this fashion industry. With each season comes the trends. Some of them stay for a long time, while some dissolve within weeks. However, their are certain trends that tend to repeat; season after season. Take for instance, the Print on Print Trend. Source : Benetton.com Now a lot of fashion experts across the globe try to set some rules for this particular trend. But my personal opinion says that if it looks good overall, their ain’t no particular rule that needs to be followed. After all, it’s not mathematical mind-boggling question. Source : Benetton.com United Colors of Benetton has come up an array of prints for this Autumn Winter Season. For those who have been associated with United Colors of Benetton for long know, that their signature style is more on the basic lines with the emphasis on solid shades. Well, you’ll be surprised to learn about the prints – series that have launched this time. From the obvious floral prints to military prints, they have also taken over digital photograph prints and font-style prints for their Autumn Winter collection. Now before I show you how United Colors of Benetton AW’14 became my inspiration to try this print on, check out the basic rules tips on how to decode this fun fashion trend. TIPS TO DECODE PRINT-ON-PRINT TREND 1. Match the colors – Something that I have incorporated in my #LOTD too. While matching the prints can come out a bit too loud for most occasions, matching the color palette will tone down the double prints ; bringing the two style into one perfect match. 2. Break up the monotony with solids – Something that is a must for this trend. In order to bring in more definition, throw in a matching solid …

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