June 28, 2012

Who's wearing the pants?

Pants became a woman's thing long ago and that's what we are exploring with our looks today. Sonu wears her high-waisted jeans with a blouse while Jasleen wears strict mustard pants with her pussybow top. Casual yet chic and fun, these looks open up a man's world to the women.

This is how we wore our pants

Sonu wore hers in a retro style with a fish braid and dad's borrowed aviators
 Shirt & denims, Fashion Street| bag, Oberoi Shopping Mall| wedges, Charles & Keith| glares, vintage Ray Ban (last worn here)| bracelets, Aquamarine

Jasleen wore hers tucked in with a fun twist of clashing colours lent by her shoes
Blouse, Splash| pants, Mango| bag, Zara| shoes, Bandra (last worn here)| glares, Prada| ring, Aquamarine

How do you style your pants?

June 26, 2012

The Monsoon Checklist


The monsoons are upon us and as always we are scouting for budget buys all over town. We came across some really cool and unbelievably affordable monsoon picks on Pepperfry. We thought we'd share them with you. All products are under Rs.1,000/- each. With cash on delivery and instant service, we love a good deal and comfort at our disposal.



#5 What: Blue floral flip flops

Why we love it:
Perfectly waterproof and chic we can totally see them look fun with cropped pants and shorts. We love that they are low maintenance and easy on the pocket so you don't have to worry about getting your feet wet at all.
Price: Rs.295/-

#4 What: Striped handbag
Why we love it:
This handbag is such a fun piece. Throw in everything you want or take it out for shopping and say no to plastic. Wash and wear this versatile bag with almost anything you own.
Price: Rs.399/-

#3 What: Bright yellow leather watch
Why we love it:
This watch adds a pop of colour to the most boring outfit. Although it is available in other colours we completely vouch for the sunny yellow to answer our fashion needs. The strap is in leather and durable.
Price: Rs.999/-

#2 What: Cat eye sunglasses in white
Why we love it:
As you know the cat eye sunglasses are trending this season. These ones we like because they are in white and easy on the eyes for the monsoons. Chic and perfect for the cloudy-sunny weather.
Price: Rs.399/-

#1 What: Bright blue romper
Why we love it:
This romper is seriously low maintenance and hassle-free. Bright and non-iron, it dries quickly and looks so cool. Wear it with jackets, blazers, statement neck pieces or a printed stole.
Price: Rs.668/-

You can shop all these products on Pepperfry.

*Disclaimer: Pepperfry is one of our proud sponsors this month. However, team Fashion Bombay reserves the right to content and opinion.

June 23, 2012

Meeting at Malad

We were super happy about this meeting since it was a stone's throw away from the new Infiniti Mall where we picked up our respective things from Zara (if you follow us on Instagram you already know what we bought!).

Without a real dress code we wanted to wear something chic but not too formal. Since it was a meeting about our blog and we wanted to showcase our true styles. Jasleen wore her favourite style-the pleated pants while Sonu wore hers-the blazer. This is how we wore our looks.


 Jasleen wore animal print pants with a pop of tangerine
 Pants, Finesse| blouse, Mango| (last worn here)| shoes Steve Madden| bag, gifted (Thanks Dimple)| necklace, Blur

  • Animal print is timeless though of course overdoing it can make you look tacky.
  • Mix your animal prints with softer silhouettes, bright colours and prints like floral.
  • Go easy on the gold jewellery while wearing animal print, again that could look horribly wrong.
  • More pleated pants looks here and here.
Sonu wore a semi-formal suit like look 
 
Jeans, LEE| tank, F21| blazer, Zara (last worn here)| heels, Charles & Keith| bag, c/o FCUK| bracelets, H&M, Aquamarine| necklace, Curio Cottage| glasses, Tommy Hilfiger| lipstick, Bourjois
  • Throwing on a blazer on a basic jeans and tee look can also get you ready for a meeting in a jiffy.
  • Pair high heels and a tote with our blazer for a meeting or simply trade it for flats and a satchel while traveling.
  • A well fitted blazer should let you move your arms freely and button up if need be.
  • More blazer looks here and here.

June 20, 2012

Insta-moments

Here's a glimpse of what's happening in our respective Instagram.
Follow us: @sonubohra & @jasleengupta

Kurta, c/o W for Woman| necklace, Bandra & Forever 21
Current obsession: duffel via FCUK
Always accessorise
The Buddha Jewellery Collection
Necklace stand
Tiny details: tangerine + charm necklace
Animal instinct
 Follow us on Instagram for daily updates!

June 18, 2012

Reporting from Trivandrum

Our mission to revive everyday dressing and corporate styling continues and this time we headed to a small, quaint and extremely beautiful city -- Trivandrum. Here are our images from the one-day trip to the city, the Infosys campus and a little sight seeing.
 The beautiful Infosys campus
Sonu is wearing: Blouse, c/o W for Woman (last worn here)| jeans, United Colors of Benetton| blazer, Attic (see more here)| bag, FCUK| wedges, Zara
Jasleen is wearing: Tunic, c/o W for Woman| jeans, gifted Zara| wedges, c/o Steve Madden| bag, gifted DKNY| blazer, Giasaysthat Shop (last worn here)

Glimpses of the event:

Dinner at a beachside cafe in Kovalam Beach 

The scenic city and our cozy room:


June 16, 2012

Monsoon mane maintenance

Monsoons are practically here and that means dealing with the sudden frizz with the humidity soaring. Here's a list of some of some tried and tested things you could do for your hair this monsoon.


#1 Moisturise: 
Just like you skin, yur hair too needs moisture. Use leave in conditioners and regular conditioners after a wash. Always use shampoos that suit your scalp and conditioners the suit your hair. So if you scalp is not very dry, DON NOT use shampoo for dry hair, use a balancing shampoo, or shampoo for normal hair. If you hair especially the ends are dry then use conditioner for dry hair. Mix it up.

#2 Go organic:
We have seen this personally but sulphate free and paraben free shampoos and conditioners really help in restoring the balance in your hair. The only brands we know of are Organix, Burt's Bees, Bodyshop (only some ranges) and Giovanni. You can try this for yourself.


#3 Change your products: 
It is the biggest mistake perhaps to stick to the same hair products. Your hair gets easily immune to these products and you need to keep changing your shampoo based on how your hair is behaving. In fact at any given point you can have up to three brands in your bathroom that you can switch between every week or even every wash depending on how yo want your hair to behave that day.

#4 Frizz control: 
There are a lot of products in the market that help you control your frizz and they do work. So if you have curly hair, use curl enhancers that make your curls softer without frizzing. You even get serums and leave-in conditioners especially for frizzy hair. Try those. We only know of John Freida but we are sure there are many more brands if you explore.

 
#5 Don't use a cheap comb:
 
 Plastic combs and synthetic hair brushes produce static and ruin your hair. Use high quality brushes and combs. We recommend the wooden detangler from Bodyshop, made of organic wood, it really works well on the hair and causes ZERO static.
 

Readers recommend:
1. Avoid excess oiling to avoid breakouts in the monsoons, too much oil along with damp weather results in breakouts.
-- Sushmita Sarkar
2. Try Oomph powder (not sure if you have it in India) but I use it all the time and it keeps my hair nice and voluminous.
-- Supa Rupa

3. Avoid using henna which will further dry your hair instead indulge in a hair spa for frizz free and nourished hair during the monsoons.
-- Suman K Pilli

4. Take about a cup (or more depending on your hair length) of milk in a spraying can and sprinkle it all over from scalp to tip. Comb it straight and keep for about 30 minutes and then shampoo and condition. You will love the bounce and shine, I’ve been trying this for a long time now I can’t stop loving my hair.
-- Rukhsar Shaikh


 Enjoy the monsoons!

June 12, 2012

Fashion Bombay Flashback

Call us self-obsessed or narcissistic but browsing through our posts from the past is one of our favourite things to do. It's humbling to see how we began and how far we've reached. Simple beginnings, shy poses, the rawness inspires us even today. Somewhere amongst all this branding, marketing and blog race, we like to take a step back and remember why we actually started blogging.
Here's an potpurri of our posts from the first year of blogging. Hope you enjoy this recap!

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