3/31/14

GARDEN OF PASTELS

Photos by Smaran Sahu

What I'm Wearing - New Look Skirt, Primark white tee, Cape from a London boutique, River Island shoes, Oliver People sunglasses & all jewelry from the StyldrvxSF collection.

I have a fetish for trends once they are done 'trending'. I'm lusting over everything pastel at the moment..only about a year after the globe is done doing it. 
This cape, a super lucky buy from a London boutique, is one of the most versatile pieces of my closet. (I'm a boutique freak!) You'll spot me wearing it to a party with a bodycon dress or to lunch with jeans and tee. Easy layering. 

I lifted this moody outfit with jewelry from the #StyldrvxSF collection. If your following me on Instagram, you already know how dedicatedly I'm OD-ing on these earrings - so much so that I bought myself a pair from my own website (Yes, that happens too). Btw, we're running on a last pair
My other favorite items from the collection are this Vintage Love Cuff, this eclectic set of midi rings, and ofcourse, this sailor body chain. I'm all for jewelry thats 'different' and 'stands out' and these pieces perfectly feed that appetite.

You can check out the entire collection here.

3/20/14

BOXER WHITE


What I'm Wearing - Zara jeans ripped by yours truly, KOOVS boxer top, Prada clutch, Marks & Spencer shoes, Style Fiesta bracelet & reflective sunnies

Tight blue jeans + White = Winning combo. Throw in an oversized (totally over, I know) clutch, some sharp stilettos and you've got my happy look. This KOOVS top was a miraculous find and pretty much my idea of an avant-garde white shirt. 
Also, are you guys digging these flashy shades? I sure am!

P.S. - Super obsessed with Pharell Williams 'Happy' right now. What are you listening to?

3/12/14

LOVE LONG HAIR REVEALED!


It's finally revealed! The Love Long Hair Range is actually the All New Garnier Fructis Long & Strong!
I was definitely surprised, and super happy to find out what’s been making my hair so great. The Long & Strong range makes your hair stronger, helps prevent breakage & split ends. If you are looking for a hair care range to take care of your long hair, why don't you try this shampoo and conditioner for yourself? I would love to know what you thought of the Long & Strong Range :) 

3/11/14

STYLDRV X SF

Images shot by Smaran Sahu.

So excited to finally reveal the Styldrv x SF collection with ace blogger Aayushi Bangur from Style Drive exclusively for my e-commerce fashion jewelry label Style Fiesta. The collection will be live only for a limited period of time from 10th March to 10th April. You can shop the entire collection here.

Blogger collections aren't common in India - infact they're rare, so I thought it would be great to collaborate with Aayushi to create a unique collection representing her style. After all, being a blogger myself, I know there's no better treat for your audience ;)
Styldrv x SF is a mix of minimalistic pieces and statement jewelry, keeping the Spring/Summer ’14 trends in cognizance, representing Aayushis bias towards eye catchy yet minimalistic pieces.

We had a blast working on this collection & the campaign shoot. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

3/8/14

Love Long Hair Review


What I'm Wearing - Miss Selfridge shirt & Silver cuff ring from Stylefiesta.com

So its been a little more than a week since I've been using the Love Long Hair shampoo & conditioner, and as you saw in the video above, I totally love it! To be honest, I usually opt for hair products that my hairdresser recommends, I'm not one to experiment with my tresses - but I'm so glad I went ahead with the Love Long Hair blind test., My hair doesn’t just look better, it FEELS a lot better too – softer, shinier and more manageable.

Can't handle the suspense anymore - any guesses on what brand this range could be? 

3/3/14

WEDDING SERIES #1 - MEHENDI


 It was my brothers wedding a few weeks ago and I've decided to run a wedding series on the blog with my outfits. I hope you guys enjoy it :)

For the Mehendi function, our theme was Rajasthani, hence I wanted to try and be as traditional as possible with my look - right from my ensemble, to my jewelry, to my hair & makeup. 
While buying my wedding outfits, I always took into consideration the suitability as per occasion. The fun, playful Mehendi evening called for bright, attractive colors and I chose the quintessential Mehendi hues - yellow and green. To give it a twist from a customary Lehenga, I requested for a unique drape as compared to the habitual Gujarati/Saree style.
For my jewelry, I chose a time-honored Kundan necklace. The earrings with this set were much bigger but I decided to replace them with oversized studs since I also wanted to incorporate a 'Nath'. 
 At first I was rather hesitant to wear the Nath, but in retrospection, I'm so glad I did. It added a touch of Indian mystique to the entire ensemble. Since I don't have a nose-ring piercing, it was slightly uncomfortable, but totally worth it!

With hair & makeup, I'm the kind of person that always insists on a very very light look, and as you can see it looked very natural and traditional. My hair was curled with tongs at the bottom and pinned at the top. 

Lehenga - Customized at Trupsel (Boutique opposite Basilico at Colaba, Mumbai)
Make Up Artist - Flauna
Bangles - Tip Top 
All Jewellery - Lion Jewellers