Delhi Fashion

Locker Style Diaries Ft. Meher Gupta

June 17, 2016
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Who says that being a #GirlBoss leaves no room for fashion and everything pretty? Running one heck of an established company does require suiting up, but not everyone likes being Mark Zuckerberg; wearing the 50 shades of grey T-Shirts to work. Dismissing the myths attached and bringing up the #BeingMe challenge of looking effortlessly stylish in a plus size, we present to you ‘Meher Gupta‘ for our Locker Style Diaries; the beauty with brains behind Contemporary Connect Luxury Brand Agency. Having spent her study years in London, Meher loves everything colourful and doesn’t shy away from experimenting with her own personal style. With a sophisticated flair, she believes in happy clothing and brings about the concept with tailored silhouettes. Me & Faizan were on a lookout to feature one diva who doesn’t shy away from facing the shutterbugs with her eccentric taste in accessories and an attitude that shout outs ‘Run the world, Girls!’. Read all about Meher Gupta and about her designer wardrobe that seems endless from end to end. 1. What is Contemporary Connect all about? How did this agency come into being? Contemporary Connect is a 360 degree luxury brand agency which aims to be a one-stop solution for International and Indian brands in India. We handle everything from fashion, lifestyle, f&b, aviation and real-estate. The idea behind it started as soon as I finished my masters with a zeal to create my own dream job! 2. What was your career choice while studying five years in England? 5 years in England completely flew by and to be honest, career choices back then were very different. I was working with Coca-Cola and that’s when I realised that I wanted to do something more niche and up market; hence, the idea of luxury and an up-market agency came into play. …

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Amazon India Must Have Ft. Festive Look

October 10, 2015
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Ever since Amazon India has come into existence, online shopping experience has become a serious trend in the country. Country like India, where buying in bulk or buying in sale has always been a popular concept, is now well equipped with the modern amenities of a leisure lifestyle. Gone are the days when we used to step out in scorching sunlight, planning out days/months in advance, what we will wear for the festive celebrations. Now that the festivals are lined up closely in order (Starting this month), I had to give into the festive mood and feature something that every desi girl is currently doing – setting a look rack for the festivities. When Amazon India Fashion team decided to send across some love from their #MustHaveFashion category, I was instantly able to relate the colours and texture of the product to this celebratory season. Amazon India sent across a lovely structured Da Milano bag, which has been sophisticatedly textured on a pop of red tone to set the mood. The Ensemble Giving into the breezy autumn season, I picked up the kurti from a set of two that I purchased a couple of months back from Myntra. Breaking the monotony of the yellow printed kurti, I added a darker tone of palazzo pants that I thrifted from the locals of Delhi. The Print Festive season in India means embroidery and prints. Mostly, derived from the middle eastern influence, Paisley design is very famous in traditional Indian forms. One can opt for such detailed prints or keep it simple with gota patti or add dollops of embroidery to please the bling-struck festive feel. The Hand Bag Star of this outfit post is this Da Milano structured hand-bag. Like I had mentioned earlier too, I absolutely love the rich red colour of …

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AIFWSS16 Interview with Dhruv Kapoor

October 7, 2015
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Everyone is anticipating now that a new season of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer’16 is round the corner. While Delhi is gearing up for the winter season, we Delhiites are still keen on finding out what trend stories have the Indian designers defined for the year 2016. Before we head on to experiencing the runway in person, a little sneak peak into one of Bollywood’s current favourite fashion designer’s collection story can’t be ruled out. Dhruv Kapoor has become a prominent design expert with Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor favouring his ensembles into their press OOTD collections. While Dhruv has promised us to wait and experience his collection first hand on the ramp, he is happy to share an insight on his professional life right now and his thoughts on AIFWSS16. Check out our chatty yet quick tête-e-tête with him! 1. A night before my show I try to sleep. 2. On the day of my show I wear something new from the collection but also comfortable enough to run in.  3. The most treasured item in my closet is? Things we own should never be so important it hurts to part with them.  4. I am excited about the way I’ve planned my show this season, and the next.  5. My fashion show must-haves include a shot of tequila.  6. My Spring 2016 collection is all about subverting ideas, spirituality, silent power and private luxury.  7. The fabrics I’ve used in this collection include organic denim, organic jersey, cotton poplin, cotton-silk satin, flat chiffon and silk satin. 8. For me, my collection has to have something for everyone.  9. I love when my clients say “I love the way your cuts hide my flaws!”. 10. I wouldn’t survive Fashion Week without friends.  Dhruv Kapoor will be showcasing his collection on 10th October at NSIC Grounds. Don’t forget to …

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Locker Style Diaries Ft. Mahima Gujral

September 4, 2015
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Belonging to a family of couturiers, Mahima Gujral a.k.a. South Delhi girl, has many folds deeper to her personality than the sublime couture life that she otherwise belongs to. An avid traveller, she loves soaking in inspirations from all over the world and has volumes of stories to share about her bruised passport. Young with a flair to keeping up with the luxurious-drama of a fashionable lifestyle, she balances SUE MUE – her mother & grand parent’s couture house with her laid-back style; with poise. In this issue of #LockerStyle diaries, we present to you a sneak-peak into her closet and what it is like being an Indian kid born with roots belonging to the ethnic tribes of Indian luxury fashion. Take a look! Photographs courtesy – Faizan Patel Photography Follow Mahima Gujral on Instagram Describe yourself in 1 word. Explorer How do you associate yourself with Sue Mue? Sue Mue (Initially known as Priyadarshini) was started by my grandparents, Mr. Surrender Mohan and Mrs. Narinder Mohan back in the 60’s as a small tailoring counter at Heritage, South Extension, New Delhi. The USP of the brand lies in detailed customization of outfits and prompt and courteous client servicing. Inevitably, my relationship with Sue Mue holds a very strong base in the building blocks of my life, both personally and professionally. Apart from getting all the beautiful clothes for my traditional Indian and indo-western wardrobe, Sue Mue has been a part and parcel of my life. From sitting down with the designers and brainstorming the upcoming collection, to working on various business modalities for future brand expansion. I as an individual have grown with the brand and the brand has grown with me. Being born and brought up in a family of couturiers, how has that faired for you so far? As wonderful as it …

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Father’s Day 2015 : GANT Style

June 20, 2015
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There is a certain way in which a father dresses up. Be it for work, or a casual brunch out with family over the weekend; there is certain flair to his modish sense that defines him from other men in our lives. We can’t help but be swoon away by his charm and adapt that certain sense in our personal style quotient too. But this post is all about our fathers, so let’s keep it focused on to that only. It’s not just his personal style, but the brands that he opts to propose it that sets in as a great example of style too. There are numerous brands that offer menswear or accessories, but there are selective few that take menswear onto a whole new level and introduce class and finesse to the wearer. GANT is one such luxury brand that defines menswear with class and sets the style apart from the general ensemble dictations. The brand not only offers formal suits and an array of shirts to choose from, it also offers a wide collection of semi-casual and casual spring summer wardrobe essentials for men. Breaking the monotonous association of men with shades of black, blue and browns; GANT also offers collection in various other colors like red, pink, green, pastels and yellow. When I thought about gifting my father some style additions to his extended wardrobe, I couldn’t think of a better brand than GANT to do the honors. Check out the ‘Father’s Day Gifting’ look I decoded from their latest SS’15 collection that I am ideating my dad to wear this father’s day. Now if you are already charmed by the collection and how stylish it can make any man look, take a look at their collection since I managed to click some photographs at their …

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LOTD – SammyDress.com – When the Winter Falls

January 19, 2014
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As the winters are ready to move out, gushes in the fall. The time when we come out of hibernation, our overloaded wardrobes breathe some freshness and our gloomy days start to dust off. This, is an ode to the fall, the first change of 2014.  I got a chance to bring in this change with www.sammydress.com , the one stop destination for trendy clothing and accessorization, fastest delivery yet pocket friendly. THE VIDEO What I wore : Double-breasted Slit Epaulets Asymmetrical Hem Cotton Solid Color Coat For Women http://tinyurl.com/q5o58hn Ethnic Style Faux Gem Design Women’s Multi-Layered Tassels Necklace http://tinyurl.com/p2dshqt Sweet Rhinestone Embellished Fox Shape Cellphone Dustproof Plug For Women http://tinyurl.com/po39as9 My shopping experience with Sammydress.com 1.The products are pretty much the same as they appear on the site. 2. Light and easy to surf, this site has many catalogs to choose from. 3. Huge discounts and equally cheap price range makes it a happy experience. 4. Checking out is very easy, and I did not find any part confusing or regretful about it. 5. Follow up emails about order placement, dispatch and delivery helped me keep a check on my order. Never did I feel an urge to contact the customer care for an update, as it was already a part of their service. As per the international delivery system, I received the package rightly in 3.5 weeks. Make a statement today, check out www.SAMMYDRESS.com!

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OOTD – American Swan AW’13/14

January 15, 2014
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For those who have been following Kalapalette, must have seen their SS’13 collection feature. Casual, comfortable and chic. American Swan apparel and accessories *proudly* shouts that out loud! Just like their SS’13 collection, the winter stock also followed a classy color palette. The apparels are not just stylish, but equally warm and apt for at least Delhi winters. What I really like about American Swan, is the fact that they do not superimpose their label on the collection.  They have a vast variety of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories to choose from, and have an equally pleasing delivery system. What is Anushri wearing? Bomber jackets can never go out fashion. If Coco Chanel could swear by that, why can’t we? To balance the pop of Maroon Sweat Shirt, I have chosen a Navy Blue Jacket.  Since winters are all about layering, you need to get each layer right. What could possibly compliment both navy blue and maroon; yet do not steal the spotlight. I chose the Sky blue trousers as the best bet. The look was completed with a pair of tan sneakers, which are sporty and give a definite androgynous feel to the overall casual theme. Gaga Maroon Sweat Shirt – http://tinyurl.com/q6y6m2d Loyal Knights Navy Blue Jacket – http://tinyurl.com/onxa2op Pomona Sky Blue Trousers – http://tinyurl.com/ogwbwqv Rutgers Tan sneakers – http://tinyurl.com/ldjxxj4 Get the American (Swan) experience yourself : www.americanswan.com

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The Myntra.com Dairies – Part 1

August 12, 2013
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Look Good in  Myntra Originals #LookGood With the power of internet taking it’s toll globally, almost everything is getting possible in the virtual world. Take for instance, the latest obsession (for some) *Online Shopping*. Surprisingly, the Indian market is also getting virtual, with many an e-commerce websites making successful relationship with the citizens. Every other day, I see bloggers and citizens ordering products online. Be it fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Earlier all we use to hear about was Ebay and Amazon, which were out of Indian citizen’s reach. But now, we have various portals with defined shopping categories. I, personally don’t prefer virtual shopping. For me it’s all about the feel, the real look and the wearability of a product that matters. Not to forget the excuse we get to step out of the house, have some fun with friends, enjoy shopping together, and even sip a coffee in the end. 😉 Although, a lot of fashion websites give you the option of *Trying* the clothes first, and then buying… I am still a believer of the former! Now, when I got a chance to browse through the collection of Myntra Originals, I might have altered my opinion about virtual shopping a bit. I can say that, Myntra.com is one of the those few Indian e-commerce websites, that provide you highly fashionable apparels and accessories, and are still decent on the budget. My shopping experience browsing through the collection of  Myntra.com Originals 1. Current trends can be visible in the apparel section. Eg. peplums, monochrome stripes, floral prints,etc. 2. Vast variety of apparel types, from party gowns to casual western wear, and ethnic wear. 3. The size chart is quite accurate, if you know how to measure yours. 4. The photographs justify the real look and feel of the product, …

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5 ways to go *SALE SHOPPING*

July 18, 2013
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A seasonal change might turn some feet blue, but for those who just can’t get enough of pampering themselves, this is the season to empty your wallets! Many of you might have your own shopaholic confessions. Some might have been saving since ages, and pinky promising daily to indulge in SALES ONLY. The current season is when it’s not just the water pouring, but crazy sales pouring too! But how many of you actually go home, ‘Happy’ after cutting your hard earned money, and piling up on your a quite similar wardrobe?? Or shall I say, how many of you actually wear the stuff you purchased in the name of *Sale* and a *good bargain* ??? Honestly, Indians are good when it comes to marketing. A lot of brands sell previous year(s) collection on sale, and oh my! they sell like hot cakes. For you, it is a good bargain, but for many of them it is simply cutting down on a tiny percentage of profits. Well, we cannot do anything about the clever marketing strategies, but we can certainly make the most out of these sales, if of course, executed intelligently. So here I am, dropping down my TOP 5 WAYS TO GO *SALE SHOPPING* this season.  1. Know what you want source – keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk There are very high chances of  people going shopping with an open mind, and end up buying stuff which they don’t intend to wear in the coming months, or never wear them at all. Such buys keep lying in your closet for ages doing nothing. So before stepping out for sale shopping, do the following : a. Utilize google power – There is no harm doing a little research about your body type, and the looks which compliment you. A lot of style experts and …

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AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2013 – Preview

July 11, 2013
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FASHION ONE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE FOURTH EDITION OF AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK (AVIBFW) 2013 India Bridal Fashion Week to host its first edition in Delhi 12 acclaimed fashion designers to showcase the finest bridal couture collection in Delhi New Delhi: 10th July 2013:  Haute Couture, Luxury and Bollywood will create fashion magic this July in New Delhi with style, colour and drama.  Starting 2013, the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week will also be held at India’s capital Delhi, a top fashion destination, along with Mumbai, the commercial capital of the country to give the audience in these two prime cities one of the biggest fashion extravaganza to be held. The fourth edition of Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week in association with AZVA is scheduled between July 23-28, 2013 at the Hotel Grand, New Delhi with a spectacular opening show by Delhi’s classic couturier, J J Valaya; while the Grand Finale will be presented by Tarun Tahiliani. The six day event would be participated by India’s 12 leading couture designers including Adarsh Gill, Ashima Leena, Falguni & Shane Peacock, JJ Valaya, Jyotsana Tiwari, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Raghavendra Rathore, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Shantanu Nikhil, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani.  Ashima Leena , Falguni Shane JJ Valaya, AZVA by World Gold Council Meera Muzaffar Ali , Raghavendra Rathore Rina Dhaka & Jyotsna Tiwari , Shantanu Nikhil  Rohit Bal, Suneet Varma Tarun Tahiliani, Adarsh Gill AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK IN ASSOCIATION WITH AZVA SHOW SHCEDULE  – 2013 Delhi Edition DAY 1, TUESDAY, July 23, 2013 8.00 pm:    JJ Valaya 9.30 pm:    Shantanu Nikhil DAY 2, WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2013 8.00 pm:   Meera Muzaffar Ali 9.30 pm :  Rina Dhaka & Jyotsna Tiwari DAY 3, THIURSDAY, July 25, 2013 8.00 pm:   Falguni Shane 9.30 pm:   Raghavendra Rathore DAY 4, FRIDAY, July 26, 2013 8.00 pm:  Ashima …

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