February 26, 2011

Digging out old treasures

Sonu: Since the world of fashion is drifting towards the wide leg trousers, I am digging out all the old ones I'd forgotten about. This particular piece is actually a skirt converted into pants.
-- I went for a vintage look with my sandals and the wrap blouse.
-- Wrap styles are great for all body types. They add shape, hide flab and look very feminine.

Sonu wore palazzo pants with a wrap shirt 
Pants, self-made| shirt, Hues| sandals, Besos| links, Forever 21| rings, Aquamarine & Curio Cottage| cuff, Swarovski| clutch, Ritu Kumar
Pictures : Hiral Ruparel

Jasleen: I went sunglasses shopping with my in-laws and they were sweet enough to buy me two pairs! I'm wearing the first pair from Guess with my shopping look here.
-- I am a great fan of pleated pants and I think I have one in grey, brown, powder pink and the one I'm wearing in black. I just find it to be very slimming and adds great shape to my apple body (narrow hips and broad shoulders.)
 Jasleen wore pleated pants with a tee 
Pants, Mango| top, Chemistry| bag, Forever New| necklace, crochet chain, Curio Cottage, silver pendant, Delhi| shoes, Tres Mode

February 25, 2011

Inspirations and obsessions

Jasleen: My outfit was simply inspired by one of Bombay’s most colourful market – Mohammad Ali Road. Many lanes join in to create the hullabaloo of this market. Whether it’s the colourful embroidered materials of Pydhonie, or Nakhuda Maula’s collection of lace and ribbons, the market is sheer inspiration to all fashion junkies.
-- I love experimenting with headgears like here and here. They are extremely attention grabbing, but if you’re comfortable in them then you just own them.
-- My husband G gifted this jacket to me a while ago, but never had the chance to wear until now. 

Jasleen's outfit was inspired by Mohammad Ali Road
Tunic, Only (also worn here) | bracelet, Forever New| bag, Oberoi Shopping Centre| sequined jacket, gifted| wedges, Mango| headgear, Ethnicity

Sonu: I am currently obsessing over anything in the maxi style. This look was an attempt to satisfy that obsession.
--I'm wearing the same colour palette yet get again, but this time I wanted create an illusion of a maxi dress. I think it’s a good and easy way to wear a maxi skirt like this. 
-- I love engaging my outfit in one colour, see for yourself here, here and here.
-- I am also wearing the newest addition to my accessory collection, my new Swarovski cuff. I absolutely love it and I think it’s safe to say it’ll be part of my everyday uniform.

 Sonu can't get enough of the maxi trend
 Skirt, Colaba Causeway| tank, Fashion Street (also worn here)| belt, part of a another dress| wedges, Bandra| black cuff, gifted, Swarovski| Buddha cuff, Curio Cottage| bag, Dad's

Pictures: Hiral Ruparel

February 23, 2011

A fairytale

A few months ago we styled an entire brochure for a renowned jewellery brand in the South. It was a great experience working with the entire team. Unfortunately, we are only allowed to publish a glimpse of the shoot to avoid replicas of the jewellery pieces. Hope you guys like it.
Photography: Pallavi Gujrathi
Styling: Jasleen Kaur Gupta & Sonu Bohra

February 22, 2011

The jewellery care guide

It's very important to take care of your bling for a bright and shiny future. These are a few things we do to maintain your jewellery:

  •  Divide your jewellery based on styles or wearability or type. So you can make a separate box for brooches, one for your link necklaces, the other for pearl necklaces, one for earrings etc.

  •  Silver jewellery is bound to oxidise given the humidity. Use toothpaste or jewellery cleaners available in local hardware stores to bring the shine back. You also get jewellery cleaning solutions and jewellery cleaning cloths for the purpose.
  • Store your delicate jewellery in mul cloth pieces as they remain fresh looking for long. Put necklaces in individual zip locks to prevent them from getting entangled with each other.
  •  Use old shoe boxes with butter paper, old watch boxes and even makeup pouches to store your jewellery.

Catch this post on Vogue.in

February 21, 2011

Streak Hue Fall

Firstly, we want to thank all of you for your interest in interning with us. We were overwhelmed with the different profiles we got -- some homemakers, some students and some who were willing to shuffle between two jobs. Thank you for taking the interest and appreciating our work.
After careful deliberation and scouting through several resumes we would love to introduce to you our beautiful intern -- Kavya D'souza from Streak Hue Fall. She is a talented, enthusiastic and runs a fabulous blog of her own. Do check out her blog and of course you'll see a lot of her on Fashion Bombay as well.

February 17, 2011

Spring is in the air

We were doing a fun day of our internal meetings, writing, talking over yummy breakfast (pancakes, scrambled eggs and fresh juice). The cold breeze may not have ceased completely, but we enjoyed a hot sunny high tea on the terrace. This is what we wore...

Sonu wore wide leg-pants with a crochet-detail top

Pants, Aftershock| top, Colaba Causeway| belt, Forever New| flats, Bandra| watch, Guess| ring, borrowed from Jasleen| nail paint, China Glaze
-We think skinnies are going 'out' very rapidly, these flared pants are an old buy that I rediscovered in my closet recently.
- Wide pants definitely look better on taller people, but you can find a shape to suit your body type. The kinds that flare right from the hips can be worn by petite, thin or tall people. If you have wide hips you may want to avoid them.
- The style where only the bottom is flared give the impression of narrower hips. Even in Indian clothes the wide leg pants and shararas are doing the rounds instead of churidaars.
- I've been on the lookout for these vintage sunglasses links to hold your frames. I found these in a quaint shop in Colaba Causeway. It's not only but also very attractive.

Jasleen wore a printed maxi dress with a small sling bag

Dress, Fashion Street| gladiators, Forever 21| sling bag, Accessorize| bracelets, Kazo and Colaba Causeway
- I was watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona and felt instantly inspired by all the comfortable silhouettes, linens and cottons and decided to wear this maxi dress.
- The sling bag in felt is a recent buy from Accessorize and makes a great accompaniment for most of my attires.
- This mini sling bags can be very versatile and wearable. Perfect for the time when you don't want to lug around your heavy totes. Wear it across over a cute summer dress, or sling it on your shoulder with a formal dress. Dress up your jeans and t-shirt with a sling bag or carry it around as a clutch by tucking the link handle inside. 

February 15, 2011

Magical Tools

Here are some handy magic tools we wanted to share with you guys.

  1. Steam Iron
This product is endorsed by most in the fashion industry; we discovered it only after we became stylists. A steamer irons your delicate garments without touching it. The hot mist comes out through a number of holes in the sole plate of the steam iron and smooths out wrinkles without damaging your fabrics.
This particular steamer can by used to dry clean your clothes as well. It’s a handy option to carry with you while traveling.

Available at: Imperial Enterprise, Dadar for approx Rs 2,500/-

  1. Mannings Makeup Cosmetic Applicants
Use it as an eye makeup remover or use it for elaborate makeup tricks, these applicants are perfect for both. A new product we recently discovered at a local pharmacy. So if you want that smokey eye makeup use the spatula and for winged eye-liner effect use the pointer side of this user-friendly product.

Available at: Health & Glow for Rs 75/-

3. L’OrĂ©al Professionnel tecni.art Volume Architect

This product is a hair thickening spray that will fortify your fine and delicate hair and will leave your hair softer and natural to the touch. Simply spray it into your damp hair and then mist globally over your hair and blow dry and voila you have voluminous hair. It is suitable for all hair types

Available at all Loreal retail stores for approx Rs 900/-

February 13, 2011

Making a statement

Both of us wore statement pieces in our own right. Jasleen wore a statement neck piece in the form of a hand-made beaded bib necklace, while Sonu wore these unique semi-wool, semi-Jodphurs.
The thing about statement pieces is that they tend to stay in people's memories, making them difficult to wear again and again but it's not like you can't recycle them, just do it smartly.

Jasleen flaunted her newly purchased necklace  
  Necklace, The Kala Ghoda Festival| dress, Colaba Causeway| shoes, Bandra| bag, Accessorize

Sonu wore unique semi-wool, semi-Jodphurs with a tank
 Pants, Zara| tank, Forever 21| blazer, H&M (also worn here)| bag, Dharavi| belt, Baggit| shoes, Bandra
1. Contrast and match: Follow a simple rule and alternate between contrast and match. For instance, one time wear something that matches your statement piece completely and they other time wear it as a complete contrast in terms of colour, design etc. So if Jasleen's wearing her necklace with a matching blue solid colour, next time she can wear it with a print or with a shirt instead of a dress.
2. Show some hide some: Try to tone down the statement piece by playing a pee-a-boo so wear a statement neck piece under a shirt where there is just a little show of it or wear a jacket over the t-shirt so that you show only a little bit of the necklace, So Sonu can wear her pants with a tunic instead of a top that shows of the entire design.
3. Shuffle it up. Try and wear a statement piece differently. For instance, wear a brooch on your bag instead of your clothes or wear your statement scarf on the head instead of around your neck or tied to your bag,

February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Remember a few weeks ago we were busy styling a shoot for iDiva, it's finally out. The story speaks about three celebrity couples about their love story and about how things are always black and white when it comes to true love. Our challenge was to dress them in two those colours only. We were rather happy to see the final product, do you like it? Read the story here.
Happy Valentine's day to all of you in advance. Any special plans?
Left to right: Teejay Sidhu and Karnvir Bohra, Vipasha and Vishesh Aggarwal, Shane and Falguni Peacock
Photos: Jitu Savlani, makeup & hair: Asha Hariharan, styling: Jasleen Kaur Gupta & Sonu Bohra

February 08, 2011

Adding some colour to black and white

We were at the KGF today and ended up wearing two very different looks. While Jasleen stuck to a black and white routine, Sonu went OTT with colours. Here's what we wore.

Sonu wore a colourful poncho with her Oxford
 Poncho, Fashion Street| jeans, Gap| T-shirt (worn inside), Mango| oxfords and links necklaces, Forever 21| boy & girl pendant and ring, Aquamarine| glares, Raybans| sling bag, Hues

1.It's easy to get over board with colour, try to wear one bold colourful piece and keep the rest very subtle. I chose a bright poncho with basic jeans, with basic gold links and nude oxfords. 
2.You see more ponchos some season than others but personally we don't think they ever go out of style. They make great chic and beach looks at the same time.
3. For instance, this poncho could look great for a beach party if worn with shorts and flats. A sequinned hair accessory will get you ready for the party.
4. High heels or boots for those where the weather is cold would instantly glam up this look.
5. Wear it with a belt under the bust or on the upper waist and see the sexy side to a poncho.
6. Also, the best thing about ponchos is that you don't have to worry about problem areas and holiday fat and it still manages to look sexy.

Jasleen wore a maxi dress with kolhapuris
Dress, Forever New| bag, Zara| Footwear, flea market| blouse, borrowed from Sonu| bracelets, Kazo, Tiffany & Co.| necklace, Oberoi Shopping Centre

1. A maxi dress is a must for every wardrobe. Pick a solid colour or wear a print and you can make it very versatile. See how we've worn maxi dresses in the past here and here.
2. Maxi dresses tend to look better on taller frames but having said that almost everyone can find the perfect maxi dress to suit their body. A petite person can wear small prints instead of a monochrome look and if you have big shoulders and arms pair it with a shrug, a cape or a jacket. I wore mine with a little blouse because I wanted to cover my upper arms.
4. Maxi dresses in a tiered style also look really nice (spotted one in the Mango sale).
5. It's easy to go the boho route with your maxi dress but try something chic instead. A structured blazer like Sonu wore here, a raw silk shirt , a wrap or a scarf can be some ways of accessories.
6. Accessorise your maxi dresses in a comfortable style. Most maxi dresses look nicer with flat footwear, try Oxfords, chappal styles, gladiators or bootie styles. Typically, long links or over-sized bib necklaces make great accompaniments for the maxi dress.
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