Styling

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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The Nerd in Vogue – courtesy American Swan

May 23, 2013
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Recently I was introduced to the world of American Swan, India’s latest entry to premium global online fashion and lifestyle genre offering an exhaustive array of products that spans across categories such as apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The brand combines classic, iconic American style with quintessential European fashion that is delivered to those who seek international standards beside up-to-the-minute fashion. Launched in January 2013, the brand  also retails other leading portals like Flipkart, Jabong, Pepperfry and Myntra. It has been getting overwhelming response from all quarters and has emerged as one the most inspirational yet affordable home grown brand in India. As a token of love, they sent across something from their SS’13 collection. What caught my eyes were the basic yet sophisticated apparels, which promote the western fashion culture in the right light. So, I thought of doing a little experiment on my sister, Anushri, and came up with this theme : The Nerd in Vogue Because now, *looking* nerd is also a la mode! The shirt is available here The bag is available here The look : A nerd is the one who does not worry about his/her hair, so a messy bun makes the overall look young and playful. Play with solid basic colors  team them up with simple heels, and a nude makeup to pump up the nerd look.. The shirt : Virginia V-Neck shirt is summer friendly, light cotton fabric, with a comfortable cut. The bag :  Newport Tote Bag is my personal favorite. I always carry huge bags to carry along my daily outing products, but the idea of a huge bag in SUMMERS is depressing. While this bag (I mostly use it without the sling) is super cool, crisp and does not become shapeless if stuffed, is easy to access and looks super stylish …

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Styling : MAX Fashion Styling Project

March 28, 2013
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New project and some new creativity. For the last couple of days I was in a dilemma as to how infuse Fashion and Art in the best possible manner. Here is an attempt to bring about something out of the box. Would love your comments on the same. ^_^ Photography by : RashNair Photography My main purpose of visiting Max Fashion store was to study the shopping patterns of the people. I was under an impression that people go out to shop with no definite motive behind it, but was surprised to know that people have not only become smarter but have also become fashion conscious  Most of them knew what they wanted, or had an occasion in mind to shop for. While some picked up random garments as per their liking, some actually spent 2 hours on an average to mix and match and create outfits. So proud of our fashionable Delhiites! 😉

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Classic Charlie Couture

July 8, 2012
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Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin is the world renowed comedian. If you haven’t heard of him, you don’t know a very important part of the history!! Well you all must be thinking why I am mentioning him here? He is a comedian alright, but his signature costume is something which has been imitated over decades. His legendary hat, large shoes, baggy pants and coat were the result of his own styling. This style was mentioned by him in his autobiography as well : “I wanted everything to be a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large … I added a small moustache, which, I reasoned, would add age without hiding my expression. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked on stage he was fully born.” – Charlie Chaplin This legendary attire really inspired me a lot. So after a long M.I.A. from outfit creations, I am back with a Laughter (not literally). And I present to you Chaplin Couture!! Color Blocked Shirt : Since we live in a colorful world, I thought I should give some color to this outfit. Black trouser with suspenders : This is a typical Charlie Chaplin piece. “Remember how he use to pull his suspenders to give a funny punch to his act?” Chanel Perfume No 5 : Now this perfume does not need any introduction. Not because of the fact its “Chanel” but the very fact that it has been one of the famous vintage perfumes till date. Mustache Ring : This ring is an accessory lover’s favorite. It somehow reminds me of Charlie Chaplin’s bushy mustache. Tanned Brogue Wedges : Brogues …

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Visit to FRENCH CONNECTION, Saket!

May 23, 2012
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After having a successful store cover of TOMMY HILFIGER, and receiving such a great response, I was so excited to go on and cover another amazing store for you. (Well I hope the coverage grows with time ^_^) So this time I got the opportunity to cover FRENCH CONNECTION store in Saket. The moment I was inside the store, I could feel the cooling effect of the color palette, the texture and the designs, specially crafted for hot Delhi Summers. First I checked out the MEN’S SECTION! They have a good color palette to offer when it comes to Polo Shirts. The texture was perfect for summer dress ups.  Well if you are a serious kind of a person, who stays in the office more than casual hang outs, then fret not.Because FCUK has a great formal “summer special” collection for you businessmen out there. You get variety of sleeves to choose from, along with some sober patterns especially for formal look. But if you have a date and want a semi formal look, they have great shirts + tees combination teamed with cool half pants. Ultra fashionable and comfortable are the words to describe this collection. You can experiment by adding belts, scarves and sunglasses. And when I focused on the WOMEN’S SECTION, I was just so happy to see the “TANGERINE FEVER” taking toll on FCUK as well. There were different types of tangerine tops, dresses and even blouses. There was a wide variety of formal, semi formal and casual collection to choose from.The best part being, the majority of the collection was in cool colors, with a very small percentage focusing on the warm colors.In casual tees I could find great variety of nautical patterns. There were variety of dresses in the collection as well. From Summer Cotton dresses, …

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Wedding Innovations n Inspirations!

May 20, 2012
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Well the WEDDING WEEK is on (although I really messed up the week) woops. But anyways, I wanted to bring up a post, where I will put my creative hat on, and provide you with 2 innovative ideas. Innovative ideas eh? Since wedding outfits are always the same. Kurtis, Lehengas or Sarees. And this mundane outfit ritual comes with a defined color code of pink, orange and red as well. I thought why not break this boring rule book, and spice up your outfits a little bit? I present to you 2 fusion outfits, which you can try on wearing this Wedding Season, and make those heads turn for sure. 😉 This look is comfortable, for a tiredsome wedding day, sexy, colorful and innovative 😀 Instead of the statement neckpiece you can even go for gold coins South Indian style belt worked up around your waist. I have paired gold nailpolish, as it will make your hands absolutely stand out.  Keep the outfit summer friendly, and you won;t be worrying about the air conditioner not working. 😉 Well if you still miss your traditional dress code and colors, I bring you the Saree + Peplum look. This look works pretty well if you want to keep it traditional yet innovative. You can drape the saree the way it is meant to be. Team the look with heavy Kundan or Uncut Diamond jewelry. When choosing the peplum, go for bright or neon colors, just like I used bright Fuchsia color, giving a neon effect.You can even add diamond or semi precious stone bangles for more bling. 😀 So girls, this is my innovative way of looking ultra-fashionable, trendy and unique this wedding season. If you want to make heads turn, try one of the looks P.s. Let me know which one will you prefer. …

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Wedding Special – Sublime Joaillerie

May 14, 2012
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I was talking to a fellow fashion enthusiast, and the topic came up that Wedding Season is round the corner. Loads of vibrant colors, jewels, glitter and glamour. So an idea crashed my mind to celebrate WEDDING SPECIAL WEEK. After a succesful Tangerine Week. Some days back Rima Ravindran, a Luxury Jewelry Designer approached me to feature her amazing collection on Kalapalette.  Some interesting facts about Rima are that her foray into the Jewelry industry began with her ‘Keishi Pearl Collection’ for Al Futtaim in Middle East. In Damas, she worked on the Fior Collection. Further to that, she was contracted by Tanishq for their launch in American Market. She has also created Jewellery for Swarovski’s Gem Vision 2011.  Perles De Tahiti has awarded her designs on national and international levels in the year 2006. Her work has been also been shortlisted by World Gold Council. Company founded by Rima, SUBLIME JOAILLERIE showcases exquisite collection of Contemporary Luxury Jewelry. The collection shouts elegance, glamour, royalty and femininity. Each piece is crafted with utmost care with a complimenting price tag.The icing on the cake is, every piece crafted is exclusive, and if you own a pair, the design will be resting with your forever. Now comes the fun part 😀 Since we are celebrating WEDDING SPECIAL WEEK, I am bringing you some pieces from her collection, which you can try, and steal the spot light of the wedding. 😉 Break the rules, instead of the authentic red and pink go for goth colors this wedding festival. Pair goth colors with bright and shimmery neck pieces like Sublime Jewelry’s Tahiti Pearl Necklace to brighten up the wardrobe.This combination not only stands out in the crowd, but also makes a killer statement. If you still adamant about sticking to the authentic wedding color palette, go for a fuchsia …

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