Fashion

5 Accessories to Glamourize any New Year Look

December 31, 2018
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New Year is already here, and I cannot believe how quickly this year has blown past us, goes to show that time really is not something you have control over. But there definitely is one thing that you have control over for sure; to look your absolute best to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Being the belle of the ball might not be easy, but with your confidence, a killer dress and some amazing accessories, you can just breeze through any party with all the eyes glued on you! For me, there are a few accessories in particular that I swear by when it comes to dressing up for New Year party for sure! Shoes: Image source: abeautifulmess I am sure that all of you agree that without the perfect pair of shoes, no outfit can ever be complete, especially when it is a dress that is as crucial as a New Year’s Eve dress! You might just be wearing a simple dress to begin with, but when paired with the right kind of shoes, the beauty of the outfit, as a whole, goes up a notch brilliantly. Be it stilettos, a pair of simple belles or merely a studded sandal, there is such a variety to choose from that you might just get lost in the beauty of the shoes! Take you pick girls, and remember to be comfortable in whatever you choose Clutch: Image source: stardust Your bag is another thing that adds a touch of glamour and chicness to your outfit beautifully. Choose the right kind clutch and you will make sure that are able to carry all your essentials in it without having to worry about it looking bulky. For a quirky, yet chic look, pick a clutch that has a pop of colour …

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5 Unconventional yet Festive Colours to substitute for Red on Xmas Looks

December 25, 2018
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I absolutely love dressing up according to the festive season and Christmas is no exception or me. Christmas is such a nostalgic time where the carols and the smell of cinnamon in the air remind me of the amazing childhood celebrations we all used to have during the festive season. However, as we grew older, we learnt new ways to celebrate the festival and that includes dressing up for the occasion. Though red might be synonymous with the festival of Christmas, I thought why not go a different way and use a few other colours to bring out the festivity in the season? 1. Marsala: Image source: squarespace Did you know that in the year 2014, Marsala was pronounced Pantone’s colour of the year? Well, justifiably so! This beautifully earthy tone which has a certain robustness to it, is definitely one of my favourites without a doubt. Despite the fact that marsala was pronounced the Colour of the Year 4 years back, to this day it holds its ground as a tough competitor when compared to other worthy opponents, a few of which I will be listing here for sure! 2. Amber: Image source: stylecraze It is so fascinating to learn new things each and every day! Did you know that the colour Amber happens to fall exactly between yellow and orange in the colour wheel, because I sure did not! But one thing I know for sure, that I am absolutely in love with the brightness and the earthiness of this colour too. The great thing about colours such as these, is that they suit every skin tone beautifully. From an overcoat to a pair of trousers or a billowy dress, use this colour without hesitation and you will be rewarded with many admiring looks for sure. 3. Rose …

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5 Most Animal-Friendly and Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands

December 17, 2018
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  It has been going in for quite a long time now that animals have been used an abused in the fashion industry, whether it is to make leather or fur based outfits. However, the good news is that a lot of fashion forwards and forward-thinking fashion labels have decided to call it quits with animal cruelty and do their bit in helping the voiceless beings. With the news of a high-end fashion label announcing that they are going fur-free or leather-free, almost every other month, it has now become quite fashionable to go cruelty-free. Stella McCartney: Image source: heritadolcevita Stella McCartney might perhaps be the most animal-friendly high-end fashion brand that you could ever come across. Stella McCartney herself has been an animal advocate and a huge PETA supporter for a long time, so it goes without saying that her label would also reflect her ideas in the most effective manner. She has vowed to steer clear of using both fur and leather and has made sure that she only uses responsible and animal-friendly materials. Apart from all this, she has also been the voice of reason all through and promotes the idea of a animal-friendly fashion industry to her fellow designers and shoppers alike. Vivienne Westwood: Image source: vogue For Vivienne Westwood, being a long-term vegetarian that she was, using fur in her designs did not seem to be doing her vision justice. So, after being made aware by PETA, about the cruelty that the animals are subjected to in the fur industry, Westwood decided to renounce the use of fur in her designs too. Now like many of the other designers, she has switched to using faux fur in her designs. Tommy Hilfiger: Image source: goodsearch Tommy Hilfiger might perhaps be one of the most popular international …

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Taking Care of Faux Fur in winters

December 7, 2018
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Winter has finally arrived, and with it, so has the need to bring out clothes from deep inside our wardrobes! From woollens and caps to scarves and those trench coats, all have become a necessity now! But among all these, there is one material in particular that rules most of our hearts; faux fur! Fashionable, comfortable and utterly wonderful to look at, faux fur is everyone’s answer to chic and effortlessly styled clothing. The best part, however, is that it is cruelty-free and that no animal had to get hurt for us to enjoy the texture of the fur! However, the one thing that it all comes down to is how we take care of these faux fur when not in use and when they are in use too. Storage: Image source: withoutatrace Be it a coat made solely of faux fur or another clothing element with a touch of faux fur to it, storing it the right way is of utmost importance. Just a few points to remember: Remember to store your faux furs away from humidity and in a dry and cool place. Though faux fur getting wet can get quite messy, the humidity can make it fuzzy and frizzy which in turn makes it look weird. The best way you can store them is by keeping them inside a garment bag or some kind of a container. Never store your faux fur near a place which has access to a constant source of sunlight. Any kind of overexposure to the sunlight on a regular basis can fade the colour off of clothes and faux fur alike. Maintenance: Image source: wordpress Maintenance is not really that big an issue when it comes to faux furs as long as you have been following the storage rules to the T. There are, however, a few things …

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5 winter fashion accessories to own!

November 30, 2018
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The tropical weather in India goes for a toss when winter arrives, and this time, winters seem to be arriving prematurely, and I am confused as to whether I should hold on to my summer wardrobe a little longer or start piling up on layers to get ready for the winter season. Whatever the case, we often end up concentrating a little too seriously on the layering rule during the winters as a result of which accessories seem to take a back seat. But did you know that accessories alone can make your look appear more expensive, even if your clothing tags do say otherwise? I am here to share a list of 5 accessory essentials for the cold, winter season that will definitely ante up your style quotient to the T! Take a look! The Fedora: Image source: fashionstylemag As evergreen as the beauties like Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe, the fedora is one of my most sought-after accessories and one that I cannot imagine doing without! I understand that a hat might not be the first thing that pops into your head when we talk about winter accessories, but can you really deny the amazing value that this beautiful piece of clothing holds because I sure can’t! A woolen or even a felt fedora might just make for the perfect touch to add a dash of elegance yet a sort of edginess to your outfit as a whole, and not to mention that they will definitely do the job of keeping you warm and cozy too! The Trench: Image source: gracieopulanza One of the many benefits of winter clothing is that you can literally wear anything and get away with murder if you have the right kind of coat or jacket to throw over all the layers that …

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#IForEye – A Titan Eye Plus Initiative

April 26, 2018
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Exchange offers are quite common nowadays, aren’t they? I mean you literally have exchanges offers almost on everything! But have you heard of exchange on spectacles? Yup, you heard me right! Exchange on spectacles! And what if I told you that this exchange story has an amazing initiative behind it? Did you know that more out of the 550 million people in India who are in need of eye correction, a majority of them cannot even afford it? So to help those very people, at the end of the month long campaign, Titan Eye Plus will collect every eye glass that have been given in exchange, repair the frames fit for re-wear and hand it over to Goonj who will further distribute them to the underprivileged people of India who need them the most! That is what the whole Titan Eye Plus #IForEye campaign is all about! I mean who would have thought of something like this? What an amazing innovative concept it is! Being a fellow spectacle wearer, I am personally really thrilled that such a concept has been introduced and I am sure that all the other spectacle wielders out there will also find this initiative brilliant, to say the least! And if this incentive was not enough to get your glasses exchanged, the campaign also offers you a discount of flat 20% on lenses and frames as well! Can it get any better than this? I mean you would be contributing in making someone’s life better AND getting a discount for that? Still cannot get over it! Titan Eye Plus has recently introduced two new ranges! Their INFINIA Collection by Titan House Brand Frames and their Titan Eye Plus New Flip-On Collection! The Titan Eye Plus Flip-On Collection addresses a major problem that all spectacle wearers face, especially in summers! Wearing sunglasses …

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Pearl Academy Portfolio 2018

March 26, 2018
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Pearl Academy is the harbinger of fashion revolution with a futuristic outlook. The finale of FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week, 2018, became more exuberant with the creations of graduating students of Pearl Academy under the theme of ‘Future of Fashion’, presenting it as a day long ‘Pearl Academy Portfolio 2018′ fashion show series. They put up a set of 5 impressive shows. We enjoyed Show 1 which had highly appealing themes such as Indie – Fused, Azure Fantasy, Soul Fit, Textile Assemblage, Neutral Block, Lavender Mint, Blocks Divided, Prarie Tangerine, Femme Regale, Noir League, L’ Blanche, Dusk Strut and Bijoux by Jewellery Design students of Pearl Academy, Jaipur. Show 2 had an interesting range of themes and concepts such as, Summer Kaleidoscope, Welsh Summer, Yuppy Strut, Sci-Fi Street, Turmeric Tales, Vandalists, Aqua-Rouge, Rusted, Occult Force, Print & Patch and Tourmaline among others. The final year students of Fashion styling and Image Design showcased a highly thought out collection that combined the need for fashion sustainability with preservation of traditional Indian craft without compromising with the ever advancing fashion trends. The students are sensitive to both fashion culture and the power of fashion as a driver of social change. They conceptualized ‘Fashion as a voice for Social Activism’ by pairing it up with an elegant ‘Black Swan’ ballet performance. The young designers showed their prowess by creating exquisite costumes to convey body-positivity movements and gender aesthetics through it. Rajul Goldar brought our attention to environment-friendly fabrics that do not involve shedding of trees. He is spearheading a movement to bring about the face of forests on ramp along with promoting the use of non-cellulosic fabrics. The collection by Pallavi Yadav had a story of deconstructing of the garment and decorating it with zero-water embellishments. A luxrious collection – Tawaif – drew …

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JIVAANA – ONE STOP FOR WEDDING SHOPPING

February 2, 2018
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“Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions.” Karen Elson One of the most tangible ways to express one’s personality is by the kind of jewellery we wear. JIVAANA opens up a pandora box for the millennial women to express their dynamic personality from a variety of designer jewellery. Since wedding season is round the corner, we share with you some of our hot timeless picks from the ONLINE DESIGNER JEWELLERY BY JIVAANA. Their latest wedding collection of ethnic jewellery is all that one can dream of. We discovered some timeless designer earrings including jhumka, chandbali and studs in kundan and pearl. Their collection of designer necklaces is something to look out for, which includes beautiful choker necklace sets and pearl necklaces. To complete the look, there is a range of stunning maang tikka, golden rings and designer bracelets. RING CEREMONY SPECIAL Ring ceremony is the time when one wants to look elegant but in the ethnic vibe as well. Minimal luxe jhumkas like these 18 karat Gold Plated Flower Jhumka Earrings are an absolute delight to go with a flowy Anarkali set for the Ring Ceremony. Opt for a solid design or add pearl embellishment to the earrings that will enhance theoverall look by bringing more elegance along with comfort. Ring ceremonies are simpler than other events and for that these jhumkas are perfect. Ladies Sangeet The “Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna” has to be grandeur than the ring ceremony but not too over-the-top so as to look like a wedding ensemble. Making the right statement, yet maintaining the limelight, we suggest opting for a pair of captivating Kundan Balis such as this pair of Maroon Earrings With Kundan Work & Pearl Work for the evening. Pair these with a …

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Style Partners – Tacfab Fashions

October 31, 2017
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Fashion Weeks are those two weeks in a year when the fashion enthusiasts get into their best of attires, strutting their way through the crowd of those who cheer tassels and bomber jackets more than an elementary chaos of monochrome mundaneness that otherwise consumes us all. While we all wish to be in our best of attires 365 days of the month, these few select days are when we give in our 100% to look the best versions of ourselves. Keeping up with the requirements, and given the 2nd yearly season of the fashion week commences during the Indian festive season, I collaborated with Tacfab Fashions to be my style partners for one of the days of the fashion week. Tacfab Fashions Pvt. Ltd. operates under the parent company, Sahib Textiles, which is a 65 years old textiles house. They are into wholesale dress material and fabric manufacturing business since 1947. Tacfab specialises in ready-to-stitch, salwar kameez sets and dress material fabrics that infuse the latest trends with the ethnic silhouettes flawlessly. After spending an hour with the brilliant team of Tacfab Kamla Nagar and trying out an array of dresses, anarkalis, pakistani palazzo-kurti sets and some really amazing off-the-runway fusion dresses, I picked up this really vibrant Anarkali to wear to the fashion week. Their are so many things that I loved about this look. 1stly, the ombre dye-design of the Anarkali definitely anted up the design quotient manifolds. The fitting was absolutely complimenting around the torso with a voluminous skirt falling below the waist to floor lengths for added drama. The side slit of the Anarkali made me feel like the Indian Angelina Jolie at times (no kidding) while the hassled and embellished dupatta turned out to be the star of the overall look. The best part about …

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SHOP LUXURY LEATHER BAGS AT SELECT CITYWALK

July 24, 2017
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Bags are something that can ante-up a basic silhouette without putting in much effort. With celebrities promoting an array of seasonal bags on airports to promotional meets, it has become one accessory that’s an amalgamation of style and utility. In the league of bags, leather ones deserve special mention. They are sophisticated, long lasting, refined in terms of look and are an absolute favorite of designers and fashion editors alike. Here are three luxury bag brands from my favourite shopping destination Select CITYWALK that you can indulge in. HIDESIGN If you are someone who loves the old-school charm of leather bags, then Hidesign should be your go-to place. With finely stitched handmade bags in a variety of styles and sizes, HIDESIGN caters to everyone’s needs. Based on the trends at the New York Fashion Week, I have shortlisted two handbags that will go with your 9 to 6 wear. You can pick them from their store at Select CITYWALK. Trend | Sling Bags  (source link) This season, it’s all about being compact. Sling bags in a variety of shapes and color schemes are not only cute but are high on utility as well. Pack up your lipstick, plastic money, and energy bar in the sling the bag across with elan! Trend | Bucket Bags   (image link) Bucket bags are back on the trend list and have become a must have accessory this season. Launched with a new twist this time, bucket bags have become more colorful, with feminine touch and softer fabrics. Plumette handbag by Hidesign is ideal for those who prefer backpacking rather than slinging; for a day out. Not to forget the intricate floral leather embellishments, apt for the summer/monsoon season. DA MILANO DA MILANO is another luxury brand which caters to the leather bags category. Delivering an …

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