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

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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#AIWFWAW17 LookBook ft. VAJOR

March 24, 2017

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. 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! How did I do it? Taking the star of my OOTDs, a Crispy white Rayon Dobby Embroidered Button Down Shirt from 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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#WhatIWore at AIFWSS17 Ft. Baggit World

October 22, 2016

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

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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John Players Play Unscripted – Menswear

May 30, 2016
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While our Indian Fashion Runway is still catching up on menswear drama, the retail brands are pushing forward a whole new anti-stereotype propaganda on fashion for men! So much so, that the game is just not about styling it right, but actually breaking free of the memo that every man has been taught under the tagline of ‘Manly way of dressing up’ and engaging in the wave with the best foot (note : denims) forward. Now that women have already trended hardcore for a ‘boyfriend jeans’ on the social network, it is time for men to shed the basic denims off for something more candid. John Players is one of those few fashion brands that have been evolving constantly on menswear category, keeping abreast with the latest trend forecasts of the world.   And this time of the year, they are playing unscripted to promote denims as the trendsetter of the summer season. Well, you’d anticipate that all you’ll get to see in the collection will be just the denims with maybe some washed acidic affect or those regular ripped fabric threads giving the whole *macho* vibe to the wearer. NOPE! You will definitely see hints of the regulars, but John Players has taken another bold step in presenting a denims collection for men which is designed on laser printing technology, holds uni-sexual patterns and patches adding zeal to the comfort and a varied range of colour palette for those who are bored of the regular denims affair. Popularly known as JPJ, a.k.a. John Players Jeans not only caters to the trend cravings of a fashionista, but has also been designed keeping in mind the comfort that one seeks during the hot season. Hashtagged #JPJSS16 on the social network, John Players Jeans collection has been crafted with experimental washes, contemporary fits …

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Powdered Formal | SUE MUE

May 10, 2016
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Being geeky and chic is no rocket science. While I have heard my friends cribbing over wearing shades of grey under the ‘formals’ category, I’d like to differ from the module that many of us follow for a daily routine check. Of course many MNC’s tend to have strict colour codes to be worn to work (my sincere sympathy with you), others who happen to have the liberty of playing around with the colour palettes yet maintain a formal silhouette can work wonders with their ‘serious look’.

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#LockerStyle Ft. Aakanksha Kapoor

November 28, 2015
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Everyone is trying to change something in the world. While most of us are busy debating over topics like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Global Warming’, there are a few who are actually putting in an effort to alter the lifestyle for a prosperous future. One such diva whom we met recently is Aakanksha Kapoor, who believes in the power of staying organic and working towards a greater cause – empowering the farmers of India! As we stepped into her freshly renovated abode, our thoughts were clear – understanding in depth the purpose behind ‘I Say Organic’ and how she manages style with her busy timeline. Not to forget, that she is soon opening her first ‘I Say Organic’ store in Saket (Delhi), the life is surely tick-tocking on a crunch for this Delhi lad! With no further delays, sharing with you Aakanksha Kapoor’s Locker Style dairies and a definition of her personal style. Photographs by Faizan Patel Photography Pledge for a healthier future with ‘I Say Organic‘. Define yourself in one line. Loud, fun-loving and super passionate with a knack for uplifting everyone around me. Life is incomplete without? Love, dogs, coffee, a good workout and waffles with chocolate and mint cream!   5 things in my bag include? Lipbalm, worknote book, two pen, wallet, chewing gum and Nivea moisturiser.   My idea of a party look consist of? Bandage knee length dress with heels and earrings. Currently I am using? 5th avenue by Elizabeth Arden perfume because it’s beautiful, timeless, soft and soothing. I prefer plum and wine lip colours for the winter season because I’ve recently started experimenting with darker lip shades and makes any look vibrant. Otherwise my go to lip colours for day and a chic evening look are different shades of nudes and brown. My …

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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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