November 29, 2010

The chic pick versus the wanderer

Jasleen: I haven't been travelling at all but there is this obsession I have with all kinds of travel looks. I can't explain it but anyway, the next time I get on a plane, this is what I'll be wearing.

  • The neon green laptop bag is a most recent purchase and I'm loving it. I am also going to use it as a briefcase.
  • Haven't had a chance to wear this blazer out yet but the muddy colour makes it a classic.
  • The black top with crochet neck details goes very well with loose pants, pyjamas, sweatpants and in this case the denim shorts.
  • I also tried this look with a linen pants in lavendar and that is super comfy as well.
  • The wedges are the only kind of heels I find comfortable, these blue flower printed wedges were a gift from Pavers England to Sonu and me but since sonu has exceptionally tiny feet, I got to keep them.
  • The red sequinned dog is a keychain which I'm loving as a necklace.
  • The printed scarf watch is a very very old piece purchased from Bandra I had totally forgtotten about.
  •   Top, gifted by mum-in-law| shorts, tailor-made| jacket, Zara| bag, Dharavi| shoes, courtesy: Pavers England, dog keychain worn as necklace, Tresorie| watch, Bandra
And just for fun, what do you guys wear when you travel?

Sonu:This outfit was centered around my new purchase. This necklace is my current favourite, it's such a versatile statement piece.
  • I was going for a comfortable boho look.
  • Relaxed pants with an old old kurta and wedges were all good choices for the confused Bombay weather.
  • The necklace can be worn in a very chic way, the whole blazer or dress route and fits in beautifully with a bohemian look as well.
  • The comfortable look is ideal for a day out on the streets with the comfortable fabrics and silhouettes.

Kurta, 7 years old, Fashion Street| linen pants, Mango| necklace, Popli| wedges, Bandra| bag, self-designed| watch, Guess| bracelets, Claires and Silver House

November 24, 2010

Back to the grind

We met for a quick meeting to discuss business and fashion at Cafe Basilico in Bandra.We met the vivacious Noopur from Style Pile. A fun affair, we spent time going in and out of the restaurant and decided to take our everyday pictures against their purple decor.

Sonu wore neon pink shoes with a polka dotted shirt and bow tie combo

Shirt, Cotton Color| jeans, Mango| blazer, Zara| necktie, Westside| ballerinas, Bandra| bag, Forever 21
  • By now you guys should know we love polka dots, they are never out of fashion. See our post on how to wear polka dots here.
  • The bow tie is no longer just for tuxedos, experiment with fun slim ties, bows and bow necklaces to add a fun element. Wear it with shirts and cropped jeans for a casual fun look. 
  • The puffy sleeve powder pink blazer is a good colour for this season.
 Jasleen wore a beaded floral skirt with a lace tunic

Skirt, gifted by my little sister| lace tunic, Forever 21| shimmer wrap, self-designed| flats, Tres Mode| sling purse, Mango| goggle necklace, Tribal Zone
  • Floral skirts look fab in almost all seasons.Wear them with leggings or tights and high booties for winter and wear it with gladiators and flip-flops for summer.
  • Lace is also the fabric we are spotting everywhere so Jasleen decided to pick out this old piece from a wardrobe.
  • Sling purses are also a great way to accessorise pants, dresses and shorts.They are elegant and minimalistic, an absolute must-have accessory for a quick coffee or a late night movie.

November 23, 2010

The man woman and the gypsy queen

So here's our post which we were talking about.
Jasleen: I was in this half party, half laidback mood and decided to take cues from my husband's wardrobe. I think it's really sexy when women wear androgynous elements and since that is in fashion anyway, isn’t it. This is my take on the yin-yang look with an oversized t-shirt and military-ish boots. The bag is a recent gift from my mum-in-law, a vintage piece she had in her closet from long ago. It has its own lock combination and I am totally digging the briefcase style. It also has a long handle which I still have to grab from her wardrobe. The shoes were also a gift from my cousin Julie in London who has two closets-full of shoes from Jimmy Choo, Gucci and what-not. This is something she gifted me a long long time ago and I don't know why I never wore these. I'm loving them now!

Jasleen wore a splash dress with an over-sized t-shirt
 Dress, Satva| tee, Mango| military boots, gifted| briefcase bag, gifted| shell bangle, vintage| copper bracelet, Accessorise
  • Don't do a pretty dress and heels, it's too dull and boring
  • Jazz up your dress with a jacket, a button down shirt, a sequined blazer or a tee
  • Instead of doing stiletto heels for a party, try wedges, flats, Oxfords etc. to add a splash of fun with contemporary options like this.
  • Wear your dresses as blouses with short or long pleated skirts, you can use them in multiple ways.
  • Jasleen has worn this dress like a tunic here and as a blouse here.

Sonu: I love going back to the classics and all-black is so slimming, safe and so much fun to work with. Since I was off to a long day of work to the tailor, shopping with some clients, I decided to rock this look that looks fresh till the end of the day and night. But beware of doing too much or getting too rock or Goth. Another thing I love to do is mix black and brown together, it's not a taboo like people think it to be.

Sonu wore a black and brown gypsy look
Jodhpuris, Globus| tee and gladiators, Bandra| bag, Aldo| watches, Guess and Swatch| bracelet and ring, Popli| bangles, Silver House| belt, Pieces
  • Don't shy away from mixing odd colours with black. Try beiges, creams, khakis for a twist.
  • The traditional colour palettes are red and black but try and keep away from that and pick a burnt orange or coral or nude pink.
  • Break the monotony of black by adding a contrasting belt or bag or shoes.
  • Sonu has worn these Jodhpuris here and here. She has also worn this bag many times like remember this time and this one too.
PS: Thank you Arpita for clicking me.

November 22, 2010

Screening tomorrow

A glimpse of our post for tomorrow. Stay tuned and come back for more. Btw, can you guess whether this is Jasleen or Sonu?

November 19, 2010

Grandma chic and the traveller

Sonu had an easy day with some books and coffee in the nearby library. She was inspired by the classic style of grandmas. I bought this dress from a quaint old store in Colaba, they are also local tailors. The Chinese print and the bright red on the dress was a perfect mix and had to be bought.

Sonu wore a ¾ length dress with nerdy glasses
 Dress, Carolyn| wedges, Bandra| bucket bag, Oberoi Shopping Mall| glasses, Tommy Hilfiger
  • ¾ length pants or dresses can make you look short; pair them with wedges for some added height. 
  • Prints are a great way to distract from your problem areas. If you are an hourglass shaped like Sonu, add a belt to your waist to show off your curves. 
  • Wedges are a great way to add height with comfort. For an easy day around home opt for such block heels.
 While Sonu was with her books, Jasleen was up and about all day long and went to her mum's house for the day. I thought of wearing a comfortable travel look for the day. My very sweatpant-ish Zara harems with a casual graphic tee and a big travel bag paired with sequined ballerinas. My baby sister Gurleen snapped these pictures and was very happy as my first-time photographer.

Jasleen wore sweatpants with a big travel bag
Pants, Zara| tee, United Colors of Benetton| shoes, Bandra| bag, gifted by my father-in-law
  • Sweatpants are in vogue btw, whether its for a shopping trip, in-flight wear or even brunch with friends. 
  • Depending on the level of dressiness you want pair it with a casual tee, a light jacket, an oversized blazer or a sexy shirt. 
  • Wear it with dressy shoes like gladiators or wedges for a semi-formal look. 
  • You must have in your closet one overnight bag in leather or suede. It looks very English and is a classic travel bag choice. A suede duffel bag or a hard-top candy coloured trolley mini suitcase can be your pick. If you head to the Dharavi leather market in Mumbai they even custom-make trabel luggage in the colour and design you want!

November 10, 2010

Shaping the bride

Brides-to-be follow these basic guidelines while buying your wedding outfits. Read our tips for brides with different body types on Read our article here.

November 05, 2010

At the bridal fashion week

We have been busy with the Amby Valley Bridal Week at Sahara Star, Mumbai for the past few days. A first of its kind fashion week dedicated exclusively to the wedding season and blushing brides we are thoroughly enjoying the opulence and shamelessly embellished anarkalis, embroideries and rich lehengas.
Some of our favourites were Neeta Lulla's collection which is absolutely gorgeous and we simply loved Vikram Phadnis' presentation. Catch all our show reviews on FashionFad.
For the show, we swapped our wardrobes a little bit. While Jasleen sported Sonu's studded bag, Sonu decided to wear Jasleen's aviator blazer and quilted bag.

Jasleen wore a crepe shift dress with suede loafers
Dress, Bandra| blazer, Zara| shoes, American Eagle (gifted by my father-in-law)| bag,Forever 21 (Sonu's)
  • Shift dresses flatter all body types.
  • Jasleen picked this one up for the nude pink colour which is the flavour of the season.
  • You can wear it wth or without pants or lace leggings.
  • A sequinned jacket or a blazer is a great way to accessorise too.
Sonu wore her polka dotted dress with an overzised blazer
Polka dot dress, vintage| blazer, Marks and Spencer modifies (Jasleen's)| zipper leggings, Promod| sequinned ballerinas, Bandra| bag, Forever 21 (Jasleen's)
  • Polka dots never go out out fashion (see our recent polka dot post here).
  • A very multi-purpose piece the LBD can be used in various ways.
  • Wear with a long cape for some OTT funor add a voluminous skirt for some girlie fun.
  • The cutesy dress looks great with knee-length shorts, leggings and pants alike.
P.S: Happy Diwali to all our lovely readers. Hope you all have a safe and green Diwali.

    November 02, 2010

    Diwali delights

    In the spirit of Diwali, we present some gifting ideas for you guys.
    Left to right:
    What: Guess Vespa watch
    Where: Guess Accessories Stores, Guess Stores like Vama and Lifestyle
    Why we love it: It’s versatile and sturdy. This season is about the ‘Boyfriend’s Closet,’ this watch is a perfect blend of androgynous and girlie. It is also available in silver and black. We are Bappi da fans so we chose gold, besides how great would a gold watch look on Diwali.
    How much: Rs 9,900/-

    What: Pinakin’s Holy plate
    Where: Pinakin at Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel
    Why we love it: We were fascinated by these Holy Plates which are digitally printed on ceramic plates and framed in wooden lacquer. Designed by on Pinakin Patel, his Diwali collection also has a cushion covers, gift boxes all unique gifting ideas.
    How much: Rs 3,000/-

    What: Lakme’s Sheer Satin Lip Gloss
    Where: Multi-brand cosmetic stores or exclusive outlets
    Why we love it: Easy to use, this feather-light gloss will last you for a few hours at least. It is infused with moisturising vitamins this lip gloss doubles as a moisturiser. Also available in eight other shades.
    How much: Rs.325/-

    What: Jeggings from Lee
    Where: Multi-brand stores or exclusive outlets
     Why we love it: Since jeggings are here to stay, this Diwali try your bright tunics and kurtis with jeggings and mojris. You can also pair a gheredaar anarkali with lots of kadas and jeggings with high heels sans a dupatta. And once the festivities are over you can obviously go back to wearing them with over sized shirts, vests, tunics and dresses.
    How much: Rs. 1,599/-

    What: Chambour’s DUOH!2 Nail Enamel
    Where: All multi-brand cosmetic stores
    Why we love it: This quick drying two-toned nail paint is perfect for your Diwali celebrations. Available in five colors, that one can wear day and night or to suit any occasion. For all you animal lovers, these nail paints have no animal ingredients.
    How much: Rs. 295/-

    What: Leonidas Chocolates
    Where: Leonidas Store, Kemps Corner, Bombay
    Why we love it: Box of handmade chocolates that you can customise. Choose from a range of options chocolates, choco drinks, the new Pyramides which melt in warm milk, Leonidas cookies, jams, marzipan and more. Our pick was Chrysanthemum from the festive gift collection is filled with  flavors of Napolitans like Milk, Dark, White, Nibs, Cinnamon, Mint, Orange & 70% Cocoa.
    How much: Rs 1,650/-

    What: Exode Wallet by Manoush from Doorstep Luxury
    Why we love it: Doorstep Luxury launches its Diwali special that include Goa-inspired handbags from Buba London, the Marrakesh styled collection by Manoush and the striking new Vera Wang jewellery line. Our pick was a wallet by Manoush, the dull gold wallet took our heart away. This wallet can also double up as a clutch to match your sari or corset jeans duo.
    How much: $460 (Approx Rs 23,000/-)

    What: Body Shop’s Wild Cherry Bathe & Bloom
    Where: All Body Shop stores
    Why we love it: Easy and elegant gifting idea for Diwali. The pack includes a shower gel, body butter, body scrub, soap and two-toned bath lily.
    How much: Rs. 2,295/-

    What: Raas by Vandana Kapoor
    Where: The Opal, Defence Colony, New Delhi
    Why we love it: Do you guys really need a reason.If you’re looking for uncut diamonds (polki) conventional jewellery, we loved the hand-crafted rose cut diamonds ring.
    How much:
    Rs 1,62,000
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