Fashion

#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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John Players Launches SS’17 Menswear Collection

June 30, 2017
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John Players has always been associated with being the retail leaders in the Indian menswear market. Keeping up with their promise of introducing latest international trends to the Indian consumers, John Players has recently launched their Spring Summer Collection SS’17 for men, which is an amalgamation of style for all and intense inclusion of various prints and colour palette; catering to all. The collection has been picked up from the international runways, customised for the Indian body type and offers a diverse categorical sub-catalogue venturing into various style-requirements that Indian men require on a daily basis. John Players 2017 collection has been inspired by travel attributes, offering spunky motifs and prints that go well with all men. The colour scheme runs through hues of green, yellow, red and blue among other basic tones like B&W and browns. What I really liked about the collection was that John Players designers believe that prints are meant for all, hence offering a variety of prints on shirts like floral patterns, madras checks and embroidered butta motif; to celebrate style for those men who love experimenting yet looking suave. Me along with my friend Rahul Makkar of FitFoodiesMantra recently visited John Players Lajpat Nagar store to check out the collection in person and style Rahul in three of the mix-matched looks. Rahul, belonging to the hospitality industry, understands the necessity of looking presentable at all times. But he also understands the dilemma of being comfortable yet being confident in whatever men wear. Hence, his take on the collection is that the range offers a great fit, the fabrics used are apt for the Indian weather conditions and the choice of picking from a line of styles and colour palettes is absolutely remarkable. To celebrate the new launch, we styled Rahul in three different looks. …

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VAMI Launches Web Series

May 24, 2017
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I’m gonna be honest here! I love the denims trend, but their is so much that one can take during this summer heat. And the same goes for our clandestine affair with the blue distressed denims, that takes a break-up mode every time the temperature rises. So what exactly is the alternate of lowers, that is versatile enough to go as a daily wear and can pretty much be stretched out to the after-hours for some chugging wars and food-meets with friends? The answer is – VAMI! What’s Vami? It’s a lifestyle brand started in 2012, by the Bonjour Group. The brand deals in an array of churidar, ankle length leggings, capri and blouses. It has 15 exclusive brand outlets plus the entire product range is also available on e-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc. Speaking about the versatility of the products as far as styling them for different occasions is concerned, then the leggings work up as a great lower that can be worn with a formal shirt, a kurti, a chilled out top and a variety of other style experiments. What makes this line of leggings unique is its product quality that stretches out to give a comfortable fit to the wearer, without degrading the finesse of the fabric or making it look too stretched on the body. The double seaming gives a perfect finish to the product, making the wearer feel carefree all day. To bring quirk to their brand VAMI, Bonjour Group recently launched a web series which circles around ‘Yoga Postures’ and the fine quality of VAMI products. Vami encourages every woman who is a multi-tasker and frisking from home to office and back to steal a moment and indulge in asanans. The quirky version of yoga asanas that this web series focuses on are …

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Summer Dress Affair with VAJOR

April 17, 2017
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Summer Street Style essentials consist of cool colour palettes, comfortable silhouettes and Bohemian or Kitschy styles! While I adore the latter, my vibes are always strong towards a Bohemian take on summer trends. Their is something about the Rastafarian trend that makes it worth styling up season after season. And that’s the reason why I have partnered with Vajor.com, yet again, to bring about a ‘Street style OOTD’ that speaks volumes about the Boho style with just the right electric zest of Afghani accessories and comfort of tennis shoes for the woman of free spirit. I did another version of Summer Street Style with Vajor.com recently, when I wore a white embroidered shirt from their latest catalogue at the Amazon India Fashion Week. That was the first time I wore something from Vajor.com and absolutely fell in love with the brand. Not only do they use finest of the fabrics and the trendiest of designs, the fit is so comfortable yet complimenting, that even plus size women can flaunt Vajor designs with elan! Speaking about the dress that I am wearing in this OOTD, it’s White & Grey Embroidered Dress that is apt for a comfortable day out. The fabric used is Printed Rayon Twill with Modal lining. For a finer fit, the dress comes with a back zipper and A-Line fit. What I really liked about the silhouette was the boat neck style that complimented my face and statement earrings well. The fit is great, silhouettes comfortable, structured to fit the needs, subtle embroidery with marble faux stone embellishments for added drama and a colour palette mix of white and grey that suits the otherwise hot weather of Northern India. The dress also comes with a Tie-up Braided waist belt which I didn’t use to celebrate the free-flowing yet structured …

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#AIWFWAW17 LookBook ft. VAJOR

March 24, 2017
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Nothing can go wrong with a white shirt style. Period. And the versatility of this silhouette of androgynous style is such that you can flatter yourself wearing it in many different ways. Which is exactly what I experimented with at the Amazon India Fashion Week. Vajor.com happily agreed to be my style partners, sending over a box full of their stylish best and I simply grabbed the opportunity to stylise two looks for 2 days of the fashion week with just one embroidered white shirt from Vajor.com! How did I do it? Taking the star of my OOTDs, a Crispy white Rayon Dobby Embroidered Button Down Shirt from Vajor.com I created to looks that can be worn for a casual day out, a weekend brunch and even a cocktail evening rendezvous. LOOK 1 If you are looking for something comfortable yet structured, then balance the silhouettes well. The focus is on tucking the Embroidered White Shirt under a well fitted pair of denims, button up that collar and bedazzle it with a Turquoise Red Statement Necklace; finishing the look with a printed cover up and some more add-on accessories. This look works great if you are going out for the movies or brunch with besties (Sans the statement necklace) or simply going on a weekend lunch date with your beau. Adding colourful elements to match the shirt brings out the summer feel and makes the overall look more vibrant to the eyes. Speaking about the Beige & Mint Green Shrug from Vajor’s EARTHY QUIRK collection, the fit comes absolutely flawless, the earthy colour tones give a more soothing appeal and the Rayon Crepe fabric lets the body breathe even when worn for an entire day. The shrug comes with a tassled waist-ribbon to give more structure to the cover-up, but I …

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Androgyny with Suit Fullstop

February 17, 2017
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I am always fascinated by the structured make of a double-breasted ebony tuxedo. What really makes and breaks a formal suit is its stitch and fit. If the crease is too fitted or the stitch too elaborately done, it gives off the mannerism a formal suit demands, making the wearer look unfit and out of form. I might be a female, but I am one of those females who absolutely adorn befriending the Androgyny ways of style. Speaking about which, I have tried many a times to meet a brand or boutique that can magnify the feminine silhouette of me, while keeping up with the manly element of a tuxedo. Until now, I have been doped by many local boutiques who have failed in producing a suit that matches my expectations. Suit Fullstop is an e-commerce label that excels in every aspect of suiting up. Although it is a men’s trendsetting brand, the team did listen to my request on stitching up a tuxedo that really reflects my identity and gives me a great fit. So in case you’ve been wondering how an e-commerce boutique match your requirement of a designer formal suit, then you’ll be overwhelmed to know that the label does a fantastic job in delivering what we ask for. Worth mentioning that they have some physical stores in the country, established, as well! And to make the experience more unique and personal, Suit Fullstop offers ready-to-wear as well as customised formal suits to its customers. How does it work? Not only do they offer altering post delivery, their returns are easy to follow as well. But given their dedication towards delivering customisation that is up to the mark, their sure are any chances of needing any of the edits. Did I mention that they offer ‘Renting’ facility …

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