December 23, 2010

Party Special: Part II

Our sequel to the party season celebration.

Resort Wear:
Dress, tailored in Dubai| jacket, Forever 21| gladiators, Bandra| bangles, Aquamarine, mom's and Colaba Causeway| hoops, Curio Cottage
  • A version of the must-have black dress the long maxi is a recent buy. Maxi dresses are effortlessly dressy and super comfortable. Perfect for those bonfire or beach parties.
  • Sonu loves to layer and you will find lots and lots of jackets in all shapes and sizes in her closet. The black and beige combination adds an interesting touch to the outfit. 
  • The tasseled suede gladiators finish the look with a comfortable yet dressy look.
Military inspiration:
    Dress and booties, Forever 21| blazer, DIY| cuff and necklace, borrowed from Sonu
    • Jasleen loves to custom-make her clothes, she often exploits the local tailor to create new designs and garments and alter old clothes and bags. The blazer in this look is created by using her pilot father-in-law’s real epilates and antique gold buttons from a local shop.
    • The booties complete the military-inspired look.

    December 21, 2010

    Winter bear and a historian effect

    Jasleen: I don't know if it's a term in the world of fashion, but I'm calling myself a winter bear. On my way to a late night movie, I get extremely cold in the cinema hall so a two layered top with pleated pants is what I'm going with. The pompom wool hat is something my baby sister spotted so mum offered to buy it for both of us!
     

    Jasleen wore a two-layered top with pleated pants and a winter hat
     Top, Chemistry| pants, Mango| shoes, Bandra| hat, gifted by mum from Zara| bag, gifted by Sonu| accessories, Accessorize

    - It's a misconception that layering with two t-shirts make you look fat, au contraire it can help you hide fat and problem areas.
    - Pleated pants are a must-have in the wardrobe for all shapes and sizes, I think it's replacing the skinny jeans for me. See how Jasleen has worn these pleated pants with a kurta here.
    - The blue pumps are a new buy that are extremely comfortable with the small heels and add style to any outfit.
    -I love the ocean tone. One must experiment with shoes in different colours, I know many people who stick to brown, black and red. Mix colours and surprise your outfits with bursts of colours coming from your shoes.

    Sonu: Lately, I have been finding inspiration in history. Fashion was much more original back then. Today I took inspiration from Eva Braun, who was married to Adolf Hitler for less than fourty hours until they committed suicide. World War II bought in a sense of independence to women in the sense of fashion and otherwise. The idea behind the war apparels was to create a fine balance between functionality and feminity. 

    Inspired by Eva Braun, Sonu continues her love for polka dots
    Dress, Cotton Colour| belt and bracelet, DIY, oxfords, Zara| briefcase, dad's| watch, Guess
    (Clicked by Hiral Ruperal)

    -By now you’ll must have discovered our love for polka dots. See here, here and here.
    -Exaggerated shoulders are extremely trendy, they instantly add glamour to a plain top or a dress. Add shoulder pads to a loose dress for some shape.
    -3/4 length dresses are the ultimate grandma dresses. They are super chic and comfortable, wear them with sweaters or with a belt or a sling bag.
    - Opt for flats with such a dress to look for complete comfort, grandma style. See a similar look here.
    -This briefcase is another treasure from my dad’s closet. One way to add old goodies in your closet is by scanning you mom’s, dad’s, grandparents wardrobe. See how I’ve worn my dad’s shirt, bag and mom’s jewellery.


    Catch this post on Vogue.in

    December 20, 2010

    Preview

    A glimpse of our Vogue post coming tomorrow.

    December 16, 2010

    Party special: Part I

    With Christmas and New Year's around the corner, we thought we'll show you our party looks. This is Part I of the three-part series. Do come back for more.
    PS: You can also see all these looks in this month's Cosmopolitan :)

    The Bohemian party girl:
    Dress, Globus| blazer, Brands for less| wedges, Charles and Keith| accessories, Popley| cuff, Curio Cottage| watch, Guess| nail polish, Bourjois
    • This sultry and sexy look is perfect for any season. The nude paired with nude ensemble looks great to go anywhere and on all skin tones. 
    • Since the colours of the ensemble are basic, you can get overboard with your accessories. Add colour to your attire with statement necklaces or oversized rings and chunky bracelets. For more tips, see here. 
    • Leave your hair messy with curls and wear burnt pink shades, corals or reds on your lips or nails to complete the boho look.

    The quintessential girl-next door:
    Dress, Fashion Street| belt, Sonu's| wedges, Ninewest
    • Nudes are very in this season and we find ourselves being drawn to a lot of light pinks, peaches and beiges. This look is a mash up of nude shades---the beige wedges combined with a dressy belt on a billowy dress. 
    • Jasleen loves to play the girly girl from time to time, a look that is timeless and surely appeals to most of the ladies. 
    • Keep your makeup to a bare minimal, tie a neat bund with simple diamond earrings.

    December 12, 2010

    The Blue family

    Jasleen: Wore a kaftan with linen pants
    1.    Don’t shy away from prints and loose silhouettes, if worn correctly they make you look slimmer and more feminine. In fact, they are an ideal way to hide your holiday weight.
    2.    Kaftans get our vote for versatility. They work as beach wear, party wear, brunch/ movie date you can wear them everywhere:
    Beach wear: Team them with shorts or a short denim skirt and load up a lot of colourful accessories with slip-ons or gladiators and you’re set to laze on a shack.
    Party wear: If your kaftan is of a comfortable length, wear it as it is with wedge heels, cuff bracelets and chandelier earrings. Here, your makeup and hairdo will make the ‘party look,’ so wear soft curls or a high bun with dark eyes and bright lips.
    Brunch/movie date: This is a perfect time to be dressy in a nonchalant manner. Wear your kaftans with linen pants like Jasleen here with minimalistic makeup and accessories.

    Kaftan, gifted by my Buaji| linen pants, Cotton World| peep-toed flats, Bandra| bag, borrowed from sister| coin necklace, Sonu's

    Sonu: Wore a monotone outfit with flashes of beige
    1.    Dressing head-to-toe in a single color, tone or pattern can be both difficult and fun. From electric colors to neutral tones, layering in monochrome will guarantee you absolute style this fall.
    2.    You can break the monotony of the monotone by adding accessories.
    See: A, B, C.
    A: Browns, nudes and camels: not only are they the autumn colours but also easy to blend with other colours.
    B: Greys and taupes: you can use glares to add colour to your monotones.
    C: Blacks: Mix corals or burnt orange shades with all-black outfits.

    Leggings, gifted by my friend Sana| tunic, Zara| waistcoat, Fashion Street| bag, Oberoi Shoppping Center| ballerinas, Bandra| ring, Popley| glares, Raybans| watch, Swatch

    December 07, 2010

    Colourful prints

    Sonu: I had an 11am meeting and I woke up at 10:30. This is the best I could do in fifteen minutes.
     Shirt and studs, Colaba Causeway| pants, Zara| shoes, Bandra| bag, self-designed| belt, United Colors of Benetton| watch, Tommy Hilfiger

    • Oversized shirts are my current favourite. They are the go-to thing when you’re running late or simply too lazy to dress up.
    • Wear your oversized shirts with belts, blazers or waistcoats to add some shape.
    • Red denims are unusual and exactly the reason to buy. They effortlessly add colour and spunk to any attire.
    • Ankle length pants tend to make you look shorter, so wear some heels or wedges, especially if you’re are petite and short.
    Jasleen: If I were challenged to wear this dress for a month, I think I would smoothly sail in that one. I have worn this dress multiple times as a dress, a blouse, and a tunic. I just don’t seem to get enough. See how I’ve worn this dress here, hereand here
     Dress, Satva| pants, Zara| sling bag, Promod| mojris, Delhi| watch, Swatch

    • Wearing prints is a good idea if you want to distract attention of your problem areas. Make sure you don’t overdo prints.
    • If you’re dress is printed then go subtle with your accessories.
    • Mixing prints is in trend now. Be experimental mix stripes with floral prints or mix checks with polka dots.
    • I’m not a big fan if matching my clothes; I like to play with some contrast. I added mojris for that reason. 
    Check out our post for Vogue.in here.

    Rapunzel

    A small preview of our Vogue.in post for tomorrow. Psst, doesn't Jasleen have gorgeous hair.

    December 06, 2010

    Pretty pink and Army strict

    Jasleen: I realised I have a lot of pink things in my wardrobe - my pink overnight bag, three pink shoes, pink scrunchies, a pink workout mat, two pink sweatpants and I never even knew I was a 'pink' kind of girl.

    Dress, tailor-made| shoes, Bandra| bag, borrowed from my sister| ring, flea market| bib necklace, Aldo
    • Last year ombre shades were doing the rounds and this year we are seeing a lot of splashes and shadings in clothes.
    • I love this pleated dress because it adds volume to my apple shape (narrow hips, wide shoulders), making it a flattering shape for me. Although, for most Indian type figures (fuller hips) this may not be a good style.
    • In this look I decided to offset the sugary sweetness of the colours with black. The black bib necklace and notice the attempt at black eye makeup too! I have been experimenting with makeup looks, so tell me what you think of this look.
    • If you don't already have a bib necklace then it's time you get yourself one. Available it cloth, lace, pearls and stone-encrusted, you can find one to suit your personality.They look great with shirts, dresses and even casual tees. See how Jasleen wore her bib necklace here, here and here.
    Sonu: My outfit was dictated by my mood today. An Army-inspired look with the blazer and belt.
     Wearing: Blazer as a shirt from Fashion Street| oriental-print pants, Mango| bag, Dad's| shoes, Bandra| belt, DIY| watch, Guess| coin ring. Amrapali
    • Try experimenting with your blazers. The Bombay doesn't allow you to layer much, so wear a blazer as a shirt for a chic look. Add a belt depending on your body shape and preference.
    • This DIY is the easiest thing for anyone to try. To spruce up my outfit, I simply added an Army brooch to a plain cloth belt.
    • Briefcase bags are my current obsession and I'm loving this old vintage bag I found in my Dad's closet. It goes with almost everything. 
    • Doing white is a lot of fun because there are so many ways of wearing it. I wore these Oriental-print military green pants with a white tunic here.
    • I also think a pair of Raybans is a must in your style wardrobe, while mine our reminiscent of the gold Sex and the City shades that SJP wears, you can pick a more classic style in black or brown.
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    December 03, 2010

    Shoe shopping!

    We loitered around the surburbs today and discovered this awesome little place in Bandra and Sonu ended up buying eight shoes while Jasleen stopped at five. Can't wait to show you our new friends. For now, enjoy these images of the day.
    Sonu wore camel silk blouse with folded pants
    Camel blouse, Zara| trousers, Fashion Street| belt, Forever New| wedges, Shoe Society| bag, Dad's| rings, Aquamarine| watch, Guess| nail paint, China Glaze
    • A silk blouse is a must in every wardrobe, even more important than the basic shirt - you can wear it with high-waist pants, pencil skirts, A-line skirts, pants, denims etc.
    • Nude, camel, powder pink, ivory, chocolate brown are some of the colours you might want to consider for your silk blouse.
    • Sonu's gold wedges and gold aviators looked great with the folded pants
    • Wedges and clogs are very fashionable this season, you should get a chunky pair for yourself in a colour of your choice. Look for blues and teals this season in shoes.
    Jasleen wore a jumpsuit with nude wedges
    Jumpsuit, Bandra| shoes, courtesy: Pavers England| bag, borrowed from my sister| ring, flea market| pink glasses, Malaysia

    • Jasleen was always inspired by her dad's orange 'boiler suit' as they called the overalls he wore in the engine room when he was in the merchant navy. She finally picked up a jumpsuit that comes pretty close to the overalls look.
    • Jumpsuits are really comfortable and stylish options for day, evening, lunch and shopping looks.
    • If you are short or petite, try a strappy jumpsuit, a short length jumpsuit (a romper or a play suit). The full length jumpsuit looks best on taller and broader frames. See how I wore my printed jumpsuit, here.
    • Pair your jumper with link accessories, big rings, chunky bracelets or just a statement belt.
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