6/16/16

Hair Games With Wella


What I'm Wearing: Love Culture dress, Neccessary Clothing vest, Dolce & Gabanna bag, KOOVS sunglasses, Stylefiesta.com accessories

I attended an exciting meet-up a couple of days ago with Patrick Cameron, brand ambassador of Wella at the Four Seasons hotel and got so much to learn that I can't wait to share with you. Along with details of what I wore to the event, naturally :)

Patrick Cameron flew down to India to educate 1800 hair stylists across three cities in India through grand shows where he exposed them to the various possibilities of hairstyling and his association with Wella. Ufortunately I couldn't attend the shows but I saw a tons of clips and videos, and it felt like I was watching a hair magician at work. Patrick repeatedly emphasizes on the importance of hairstyling, an activity that is not practised regularly as an expression of individuality and thus commuincates its need for prioritizing it to hair stylists and influencers. 

At the event, Patrick Cameron showcased his Modern Vintage collection with state of the art styling products from the Wella Professionals portfolio. Modern vintage takes its inspiration from the 1960’s because this era has an enduring influence in fashion, in the balance and the proportions of the way hair is dressed.

Hair is one of the reigning assets for Indian women and is widely recognised around the world to be so. Right from generations, I have seen women in my family going out of their way to protect and pamper their hair, and I'm sure you have too. Wella, with their product line, aims to make this process easier and better for us. At the round table with Patrick, we discussed few interesting hair myths and some everyday obstacles women face with Indian weather. One was this: remember reading those articles about how you shouldn't comb your hair right after washing it? Totally false. Patrick advised us to gently untangle hair using a wide-toothed comb since we tend to brush harshly once its dry which inturn is very harmful for our hair. 

Patrick also shared an interesting tip for Indian hair where he advised that once we're done applying shampoo in our hair (for the second time for those who wash twice), to twist it all together and leave it on top of our head like an untied bun for a few minutes before washing off. This will allow time for the nutrients to soak in and nourish the hair with a lot more intensity.

6/11/16

5 Things You Just Can't Miss At The Le Mill Sale


Featuring - Isabel Marant top, Dries Van Noten skirt, Valentino Rockstud Sandals,
Valentino Orange Rockstud Navajo Shoulder Bag, Stella Mcartney Mini Falabella Envelope Crossbody Bag, Isabel Marant Sandals

Unfortunately (or fortunately for my monthly statements), luxury ain't so accessible in India. Le Mill in Mumbai, with their impeccable taste in big white windows, gilded racks and choicy Isabel Marant jackets, is one of the only reigning members in this unsaturated market, almost making you feel like you're flipping through a Coveteur article in reality. 

Their End Of Season Sale starts today at their Colaba store and I went by to pick out my favorite pieces to share with you. Le Mill is known for curating downright tasteful collections so expect to meet unique, distinctive clothes and accessories with an absolutely rare item that you won't take immediate liking to. The store stocks some of my favorite luxury designers and brands so it comes as no surprise when I say I had the hardest time picking only 5. But what excited me most was that with some designers (like Valentino) they had classic colors on an amazing discount, which almost never happens any where else in the world!

Stella Mcartney Mini Falabella Envelope Crossbody Bag
When I'm buying a bag that I could wear in the day as a cross body and at night as a clutch, here's what I do. I divide the price into two, and just pretend like I've got two bags. Zero guilt, maximum utility :)
But seriously guys - I love/loved this bag. Especially the insanely versatile print.

Valentino Rockstud Sandals
Strappy is everything right now on the shoe circuit. And when you pair that with the wildly infamous rockstuds that will make any Pinterest-addict(AKA any female between 18-28) go weak in the knees, we've got ourselves a winner. Now let's add a 50% off to that combination and see how much better it can get. 

Dries Van Noten Skirt
I'd say if you're spending your hard earned moolah on designer clothing, at the very essential level, make sure it's a statement piece. Let it be one that makes a room turn around and compell atleast two heads to render the much awaited 'I love your skirt! Where's it from?'. The lilac and tulle combination is simply breathtaking to say the least. 

Valentino Orange Rockstud Navajo Shoulder Bag
The structure of this Valentino bag reigns my most favorite bag shapes. The adjustable chain strap that can be used singularly or double depending on the occasion makes for a striking feature ideal for transitioning between looks. With my obsession with owning bags that do more than just being an 'IT Bag', I took an immediate liking to the orange ombré striped aesthetic this bag holds.

Isabel Marant Sandals
Standing in a deep mix of burgundy and maroon, I spotted these sandals the moment I stepped into the Le Mill store. They were beautifully placed under a mannequin and I fell in love with it. The ankle strap, the gorgeous buckle, the intricate loops and the absolutely perfect length of heel.

Rush to Le Mill store in Colaba or call +91 22 22041926 to shop these products.

6/1/16

Found Myself A Cozy Companion


Photos Courtesy: Tinkesh A Photography
What I'm Wearing: Miss Selfridge dress, Stylefiesta.com accessories

Times are seriously, shockingly changing. I'm going to be sharing a room with a boy!!! Wasn't it just yesterday that I wanted pink walls, peony prints and a Victorian dresser? Who am I kidding, I still do. But thanks to this incredible feeling called love, where you're bound to care about another persons likes, interests and color preferences (unbelievable), I decided to opt for a more 'neutral' room during this phase of life's redecoration process. Clean walls, white-washed furniture, wooden cupboards, a low bed, fresh plants and quirky accessories.

I was adamant on a cozy seating in my room because I tend to work from home a lot and well the bed...how do I put this? The bed, somehow always draws me into taking a quick nap :)

I found Lyon on Urban Ladder during one of my million mindless internet browsing trips and instantly took to the French curves and lush creamy-white feel. Heck, I loved it! 
But the real obstacle didn't lie in it's good looks. Here, was a sofa who's looks and aesthetic matched perfectly with my taste, and measurements that fit accurately with my stats, but would it adhere to the same in reality?
With Urban Ladder's no questions asked refund policy, I didn't need to dwell on this too much. I took the plunge and after an order-confirmation call, a pre-delivery intimation call and the arrival of an army of delivery boys to unpack and assemble my order, my beautiful sofa had arrived! 

As you can see from my photos above, kinda fell in love with it almost immediately. The distressed light wood allowed me to keep the sofa in focus and play around with different accents and textures around it. It's super comfy, the mango wood is light enough to re-model as and when I like and the bedding sinks in just perfectly.