November 28, 2011

Indian glam

We finally decided to give our readers a glimpse of what we look like when we do some casual/urban Indian wear shopping. We met some of our beautiful readers and friends @ the W for Woman store in Colaba and helped them shop with various styling ideas. Since, the winters refuse to arrive, the cool and breathable clothes are a great options for both semi-formal and casual wear. You guys might want to check them out.
At the W for Woman Store in Colaba. See more images here
Sonu wore her kurta with a blazer
 Kurta, W for Woman| pants, Globus| blazer, H&M| brogues, Forever 21| bag, Harshad Patankar| watch, La Mer & Citizen| bracelet, DIY| necklace, Oman

- It's a common misconception that you can pair your kurtas with only churidaars or patiala pants. Think out-of-the-box and re-invent your ubiquitous kurta.
- The umbrella kurta is very versatile and can also be worn as is as a dress. Simple layer with a matching skirt to play safe or add an edgy touch with a contrasting shade.
- The pairing with a blazer instantly adds a formal element to the look and also jazzes it up with the bright colour.
- An umbrella cut is mostly flattering on all body types, the amount of the volume should be monitored according to the frame, size of the hips and the height.

Jasleen wore her kurta with Pakistani pants
Kurta, W for Woman| pants, tailor made| necklace, gifted by mom-in-law| bag, gifted by Sonu| watch, gifted by husband G| footwear, Lifestyle

- Pakistani pants are a rage this season and you will see most kurtas and even wedding wear paired with these. Very versatile, these ankle pants are great with a long length kurta, in some cases where only about 2 inches of the pants are visible.
- The pairing of this kurta with pants instantly made it more wearable without a dupatta, with a churidaar this same look would look incomplete.
- These pants suit most body types, except the fact that the ankle length can make your legs look stubby and one look short. It is then advisable to wear kolhapuri wedges or pumps to add height.

November 23, 2011

Fashion Cafe

A quick post to invite all our readers, friends and family to the Fashion Cafe with W for Woman. Come join us this Saturday at the W for Woman store in Colaba where we will help you shop, give you styling tips and delve into versatility of Indian contemporary clothing. All-in-all fun girlie afternoon, with some shopping, many pictures and a lot of fun!
And, if none of this excites you, just drop in to say hi. We are extremely excited to meet you guys.
Venue: W for Woman, Opposite Mcdonalds, Colaba.
Date & Time: November 26, 12-4pm

See our previous post with W for Woman here.

November 15, 2011

Jacket News

Winters may have not officially hit the city but we like to be prepared. Our recent buys from Attic were begging to be debuted on the blog. This is how we wore are newly acquired blazers.

Jacket tips:
1. If you have a broad midriff, stay away from cropped blazers/ jackets since they tend to lay emphasis on your middle portion.
2. Boyfriend blazer lengths are flattering on most shapes but if you have very wide hips, you must wear something that ends under your waist and is slightly shorter than the boyfriend blazer.
3. Cotton and jersey are good materials for the Bombay weather.
4. Always check the lining on your blazer because it makes a huge difference to the fit and look of the jacket.
5. You don't have to button up your jacket, so buy a jacket that fits you well on the waist, arm holes and shoulder, even if it doesn't button up. A size larger can make you look sloppy.

Jasleen wore a mustard tunic with linen pants with her jacket
Pants, Mango| tunic, Vero Moda, gifted by G| jacket, Quirk Box at Attic| chappals, Colaba Causeway| bag, Dharavi| bow ring, Bandra

Sonu wore a blazer with a bright and black denim
Blazer, Half Full @ Attic| jeans and bag, Mango| shirt, Fashion Street (last worn here)| kohlapuri wedges, Colaba Causeway| glares, Ray Ban

November 09, 2011

The simpler times

With a humble camera, some simple ideas and pure inspiration to make a difference in the world of fashion, Jasleen and I started blogging more than two years ago. Back in the day, we just dressed up to work with a handful of page views and selected readers, blogging was only a hobby. Today, (as we had foreseen) bloggers are getting their due. From being invited to events, parties, store launches and don't forget the freebies, we as bloggers couldn't ask for more. But currently, we are going through a nostalgic bout and are missing the simpler times. We've evolved, learned and matured both as friends and in our style. What do you think?
Following are some of our favourite old-time posts, feel free to click on the images to see the entire post.

Our first outfit post
First magazine that featured us -- Tehelka

November 06, 2011

Blogger's Meet

A few Bombay bloggers got together to meet Tanvi who flew down from Delhi just for this informal luncheon. It was great to finally put a voice to these beautiful faces, they are all so much more than just stylish divas. Tanvi is as vibrant and free-spirited in person as she is in her blog. Masoom is such a cute little bundle of joy, extremely talented and mature for a 19-year-old. Kavya who we've know for a while but has evolved so much since we last saw her. Aastha is chilled out and easy to chat with and Gia is a girl of few words but extremely suave and smart. Lastly, one of my personal favourite Anushka speaks her mind instantly (often lands her into trouble :P) and did I forget to mention how hilarious she is. All this made me realise your blog represents you, your personality and your aura.
We all chatted for hours about everything other than fashion (believe it or not). A few ice-coolers, main courses and desserts away, we all were a group of friends who knew each other since years. No awkward silences or odd pauses made the day-long bonding a fun Saturday.We missed you Jasleen, Aayushi and Pranita, wish you two made it.
Any ways, here are some fun pictures of the day!
Left to right: Aastha| Anushka| Tanvi| Gia| Masoom| Sonu| Kavya
(I was wearing a shirt from Colaba Causeway, palazzo pants from Zara (remember this?), watch, La Mer| glares, Ray Ban| sandals, Pavers England)

November 04, 2011

So Bright!

We are brightening our days with some solid and fun colours. Interestingly, we saw these pop colours on the international runways for Fall-Winter as well.

Wearing colour instantly lifts your mood and lights up your face. If you have a golden, peach brown undertone like Jasleen then wear warm tones like bright oranges, rusts, reds, emeralds ect. For a paler, whiter undertone like Sonu's try something more candy coloured - think candy floss, blue sky, minty greens etc.

Here's how we wore our colours

Jasleen paired blue and green denims with a satchel bag
Tunic, Bandra|pants, Colaba Causeway| footwear, Lifestyle| watch, Guess, gifted by G| silver bracelet, Aquamarine| Satchel bag, Dharavi

Sonu wore a candy floss pink ensemble with her tan satchel bag
Tunic, Cotton World| pants, Colaba Causeway| satchel bag, Oberoi Shopping Centre| wedges, Bandra

November 01, 2011

Printed dreams and boho chic

There's a slight beginning of cold winds in the morning air and we love our not too cold Bombay winters. The perfect opportunity to layer, wear suede and dark colours. So NYC!

This is what we wore:

Sonu wore a shirt and skirt combination
Tunic: Fashion Street| skirt, Crawford Market| bag,Kala Ghoda Festival| necklaces: Oman & Oberoi Shopping Mall| bracelets, DIY & Claires| ring, Aquamarine| sandals, c/o Veruschka

- Sonu layered her skirt with an open denim shirt that doubled up as a blazer-cum-shirt.
- You can try this open button style with a maxi skirt and Oxfords or even over your knee-length dress.
- A denim shirt is as quintessential as the white shirt in your closet. Wear with cotton or linen pants, flouncy skirts or pair with sheer fabrics for maximum effect.

Jasleen wore a printed blouse with jegging and suede booties
Blouse, Ritu Kumar Label| jeggings, Only| booties, c/o Woodlands| bib necklace, Aldo| bracelet, Bangkok

- The booties add a slightly mannish edge to the pretty print on the blouse.
- Always balance the yin and yang elements of your outfits. Too feminine is extra sweet and too mannish will make you look like a man.
- Prints are really fun to work with on any body type. They are the perfect way to hide problem areas too. Bigger, bolder prints are tough to work with but if you can carry them off with confidence, they look really great.
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