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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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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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#WhatIWore at AIFWSS17 Ft. Baggit World

October 22, 2016
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How many times have you gone out in search of a bag which is not only stylish but awesomely spacious as well? Baggit is one such brand that thrives to excel is designing bags that look trendy and comes with a great deal of storage space at that! Amazon India Fashion Week is an affair of 5 days which brings about the best designers from the country, top models walking the ramp and all fashion influences and enthusiasts coming together to celebrate the world of fashion amidst the chaos. In short, you don’t want to miss even a minute of being a part of this prestigious meet-up. And so, you need a hand-bag which is in par with the trends of the industry and provides you ample space to store your make up essentials, health essentials, stationary, quick bites, work gadgets (a whole laptop,iPad & charger) and a great deal of other cutesy things which we just happen to carry around everywhere. So, every fashion week, I am on a lookout for handbags which will match my looks for all days & provide space for all utilities. Baggit World is a brand that needs no introduction. They have been in the accessory market for quite a long time and are often praised for the quality of their products and longevity. So to bring about an accessory with utility perspective to most of my #OOTDs for this seasons AIFWSS17 Fashion Week, I adorned a L Recap Dora Mustard Bag by Baggit that worked wonders with most of my looks. Take a look at one look that I specially designed around complimenting this Aztec – Earthy hang bag/laptop bag from the brand. Baggit has a massive range of bags and wallets, which are designed to flatter each pocket with a promise of …

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The Rad Kurtis Trend of Festive 2016 Season

October 13, 2016
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There is something about the Autumn – Winter transition that brings out the best ethical vibes in every Indian. And now that we have commenced the 3 month long tryst with festivities and marriage season, it’s time to bring out the blingy ethnic wear along with our winter wraps. If you too have saturated over Sabyasachi replicas and other belted-saree sagas and the lehengas too look heavy on your silhouette, then it’s time to go light and make KURTIS your best friend for the season. From mix-matching this dual combo to experimenting it with accessories and western influences, Kurti is one of the most versatile Indian ethnic apparel that can work magic for a young teenager to and veteran aunt! Let our Bollywood divas show you how to strut a Kurtis trend in vogue for all festive and wedding celebrations. Indo – Western Kurtis Or we’d rather call it the ‘Jacket Style Kurtis’. This one works best for fashionistas who prefer no-fuss ethnic residue for endless hours of celebrations. Bonus point? You can use this kurti over a plain jeans-top combo for some siren-signaling trend setting at cocktails parties! Deepika Padukone shows us how to rock the Indo-Western Kurtis for all glamorous occasions, with poise. Anarkali Kurtis The time when we anticipated that this trend is ready to be trunked and dumped, Bajirao-Mastani happened. Take cue from Sonam Kapoor who works up a lime green Anarkali Kurti with a Bolero-style jacket for a go-getter kind of look. Complete with a potli as added accessory, this look will work best for women who are always on a lookout for minimalism (even during festivities). Shirt Kurtis For all the sangeet & mehendi functions or for a more hassle-free kurti style, make Shirt style kurtis your best friend. You can either invest in …

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Tribute to India Independence Day

August 15, 2016
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Call it an occasional adrenaline rush, but Indians feel the patriotic vibes real strong on four occassions – 1.Cricket Matches, 2. Amitabh Bachchan/Rajnikanth Movie Releases, 3. Republic Day & 4. Independence Day of India.   Just like any other country in the world, Independence Day brings with it a lot of emotions, historical memories and a feeling of pride, a feeling of independence. No matter what the controversies say about the theories that lurk around ‘India’s Independence Day’, it never dulls the feeling of being an individual with rights to keep your wings rise high to eternity. Everyone expresses their happiness in their own terms. Some get up early in the morning to listen to what our Prime Minister has to say about the growth of India as a country, some gather around to hoist the national flag in their areas followed by cultural programs and treats, some prep up their manjaas and colourful kites to let their kites fly high and a micro-mini population like me take up some inspiration from the Indian flag and two leading freedom fighters of our nation to create a lookbook of #Fashion!   Inspiration(s) 1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi The father of our nation needs no introduction. He’s the one who moved an entire country with its Satyagrah Movement and always believed in unity over everything. Although, I couldn’t find a khadi kurti (in 48 hours), I did take up the Windsor style eyeglasses of Mr. Gandhi as an inspiration. This style was first introduced in 1880 England and was witnessed as a great trend all the way till the early 1920s 2. Jawaharlal Nehru He was the first prime minister of India, he was the one who introduced ‘Nehru Jacket’s with mandarin collars in India. Although he preferred the traditional Achkan-Sherwani combination on a …

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#MondaySaves – SALE Must Have Jackets

January 18, 2016
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The comfort of having e-commerce in our lives has turned the entire shopping experience into one happy hobby time. If not for our cravings to add on some more clothing to our wardrobes, the e-commerce round the year sales are worth surfing through their thousands of collections; every now and then. Gone are the days when Sale season only meant the ‘end of season’ discounts galore. Now everyday is a discount sale on the web world. And now, when the cold breeze is wearing off slowly, giving way to the spring season, the end of season sale too can be seen reflecting on these .COMS! With massive discount festivals running a 3-day gala affair, with cut-offs as high as 80%, the shopping therapy just can’t get any better than that. How To Shop Smart Sale shopping might seem like a genuine blessing, but it is more a strategically planned marketing plan that the e-commerce giants milk on. Not saying that it’s bad for our health, but if you ain’t a smart shopper, you might get doped into buying something which is on ‘discount’ for almost the same amount as its actual costing. The idea is to analyse your cart carefully and ask yourself ‘Is this jacket worth spending INR XXX on?’. Don’t go by the discount cut only, but the actual worth of spending a few bucks on something which might actually look like a few pennies instead. Current Stocking Scheme I am one of those buyers who often check out the physical stores for their end of season sales, so as to invest in off season clothes that are worth a buy, will be in trend and will definitely last worth the money spent on them. Even if we are slowly approaching the spring season, we still have a …

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Party Ready Looks With Triumph Magic Wire

December 31, 2015
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Getting ready to welcome in the New Year 2016? I’m pretty sure that you have finalised on your party ensembles, got your make up and hair done with heels polished to perfection. While most of us are focusing on these look-list essentials, we often ignore the very fact that the right inner wear too plays a major role in shaping up the ensemble. The wrong fit of your lingerie can make your posture look dull and non-appealing. And with an occasion like New Year’s Eve, it becomes more important to get things right; inside out! Well, this post is a last minute scribble for you all to figure out what type of lingerie will work best with your ensemble. And to set the examples right, I present to you my 5 amalgamations of New Year Party looks, in case you are still wondering what to wear for the perfect eve. Before I share my list of New Year Eve party looks, let me share a personal opinion on lingerie. For me, lingerie is all about wearing inner wear that is comfortable, soft and flexible. The last thing that a girl wants, as she steps out to party, is worrying about her lady parts to feel saggy and unfit. And if one plans on showing her grooves on the dance floor, the right fit and support of lingerie is essential. Triumph is one lingerie brand that doesn’t need any kind of introduction. Having been a hit in Asia and many parts of the Uk, the brand is famous for its high quality lingerie that pleases every requirement and size. Recently, they have announced their ‘Magic Wire Bra’ range as one of their finest and most successful range, so far. While many women avoid wearing a wired bra, it actually is a …

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Benetton Winter 2015 Affair

November 18, 2015
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Probably a little late to say that we are slowing crawling into the clench of frost-biting winters, but a Fall 2015 OOTD post had to happen! Being a summer baby (Yes! I hate the winter blues and prefer sunny side up any time), I am still trying to soak in as much summer warmth as possible. Out for my regular working day, I visited the shopping hub of Saket (Delhi) recently. While wandering through the shopping joints of the mall, I visited the mansion of signature Polo shirts and other flirty yet sporty silhouettes – Benetton and boy! I was in for a treat. United Colors of Benetton has, since the last few seasons, ventured into the serious business of fashion; with collections designed around current market trends and interests of the fashionistas; worldwide. This year too, for their Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the brand has presented a diverse range of western wear that advances from the basics to party, formal and casual wear. Having featured the Benetton Menswear 2015 Collection earlier, it was time for me to dress-up in ‘UCB’ tags and strut around the waiting lawns of Select Citywalk. Take a look at what I wore! First things first, I instantly fell in love with this colour blocked shirt from their Fall 2015. I mean, doesn’t it remind you of Picasso and his affair with colours?   I had been literally on hunt out for the perfect pair of reflector sunnies and this one from the brand just wooed me away! If you are wondering how come I managed to work up some make up, then well, it was the result of my meet with Sonic Sarwate of M.A.C. Psst have you checked out the video, yet? Here’s the LINK. I have a few big luggage bags from the brand and this time …

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