September 29, 2012

Maximum Kurtas

Yes, we have worn them in the past but the tunic/ kurta with leggings look has been exploited and exhausted as far as we are concerned. We are always on the lookout to revamp our kurtas as dresses, tops and what not. Below are another one of our attempts to twist the traditional kurta/ tunic to create something fun and new.


Sonu wore her tunic with jeggings and Oxfords
Tunic, H20 (hidden store in Bamdra)| jeggings, c/o W for Woman (worn with a blazer here)| bag, Hidesign| Oxfords, PAX (last worn here)| glasses, Tommy Hilfiger| necklace, Fashion Street| bracelets, Silver House & Aquamarine

Jasleen wore her kurta with Pakistani pants
 
 
 
 
Kurta, Pakistani Exhibition| pants, Chandigarh| shoes, gifted| bag, Cherry Fig (last worn here)



Quick fix tips:
-- To modernise the kurta, add western elements like chic shoes, modern jewellery or a stylish bag etc.
-- Change up the silhouette with jeans, loose pants, palazzos, dhoti style pants, Jodhpuris or a belt etc.
-- Even your makeup and hair dictate the way your look goes. For instance, a sleek high bun can be chic while loose hair can look very everyday casual. Red lips can mean wearing the look to a small get together while a no makeup look is ideal for a movie or shopping.

September 24, 2012

Take 5: Accessorize

#1 They now make leatherette totes!
For us Accessorize was always synonymous with heavily embroidered cloth bags and while they were gorgeous, you could only own so many of them. The NEW Accessorize has shoppers and totes and big everyday bags that we totally love.

#2 They just got chicer
The new collection at Accessorize had us by surprise. We of late were of the opinion that while we love the bright and happy stuff at Accessorize, it wasn't exactly age-appropriate for us. For a mid twenties working girl, the sweet look may be too difficult to carry off all the time. Their now collection has sling bags and satchels to fill that void and you have neutral beiges and browns and deep greens and pastels to choose from too. Very chic.

#3 Look who went Gothic
We spotted some fun studs, skeletons and skulls and at the risk of sounding morbid, we must say that we have a thing for those. Accessorize has now become the store that truly can help you in picking great accessories across various looks and personalities.

#4 Baby girl clothes too
Your little princess will truly find this to be her Garden of Eden. They now have a line for little girls with poufy dresses and Cinderella shoes and things so pretty that will want you to be a kid again.

#5 Who wants high fashion?
So for those girls who just have to have the best of the lot, Accessorize's new collection also offers an elite and stylish line of sequined bags, animal prints and a really unique assortment of seriously fancy stuff.

And if you are digging this new avatar as much as we are, visit their Facebook page Accessorize India for everyday fun updates.

Their new store at the Grand Galleria at Phoenix Mills (if you recall they already have one at the Palladium in Phoenix Mills) is really worth a visit, so don't forget to pop in when you are in the neighbourhood.

September 22, 2012

Seeta aur Geeta

We couldn't think of a better way to name our respective Indian and Western avatars. We were in Hiranandani and we so love this place for it's great planning and infrastructure. We wish more of Bombay could adopt this.

Coming back to fashion, Sonu wore dhoti pants while Jasleen mixed prints in her skorts. Of late we both feel ourselves being more open to experimenting and less worried about being judged for what we wear. We think the end result is a great variety, you guys agree?
This is what we wore...


Jasleen wore skorts with a retro shirt
 Shirt, Splash (last worn here)| skorts, F21 (overused here and here)| flats, Zara| bag,Dharavi| watch, Aldo, stacked up bracelets, Bandra & Bangkok


  • Always big on recycling, the shirt is often misunderstood as being formal wear. Of late however we have spotted such fun shirts that deserve fun ways of wearing.
  • Wear your oversized shirt with shorts, skorts, maxi skirts pleated knee length skirts. Adding a feminine silhouette with the shirt really balances the look.
  • Mixing prints is a great way to catch attention as well. Here Jasleen decided to mix two very different prints. As far as mixing goes, it eventually comes down to what pleases the eye and it may not be everyone's cup of tea. The key of course is to carry it with confidence.

Sonu wore dhoti pants with a blouse
Pants & blouse, Fashion Street| heels & bag, Hues, Bandra| glares, Ray Ban| bracelet, c/o Pret-amoda.com| necklace, Popley

  • Of late, we have been experimenting with Indian elements in our dressing. We feel people often shy away from borrowing from their own culture as we ape the West. One of Indian elements really add interesting dimensions to an outfit.
  • Mojris, jhola bags, embroidered shirts and pants, harem and Jodhpuri styles are great ways of adding Indian-ness to your wardrobe. You can also use jhumkas, kadas and statement Indian jewellery with your Western ensembles for an interesting twist.
  • Balance your look with adding a 50-50 of Indo Western elements, so if your jewellery is ethnic, wear pumps, ballerinas or oxfords.

September 17, 2012

Must-have necklaces

Your accessories speak volumes about your style (know why here and here). They add the necessary drama to your ensemble. Today, we speak to you about our top 6 types of necklaces every girl should own. Stay tuned for more from our bling box.
Hope you enjoy our blooper-meets-informative-video! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more.


BTW, do you have any must-have necklaces?

September 12, 2012

Trending


Today, we donned what the fashion world will call the 'it' trends of the season: printed pants and a camo jacket. As much as we'd like to believe we don't follow the current fads, every now and then we get a reality check. We are in fact, inspired with what's happening around us. Add a pinch of your personality to un-clone yourself, at least we try to. What do think, did we succeed?

Sonu layered an ombre blouse with a camo jacket
Jacket, Fashion Street| blouse, Forever New| jeans, UCB| bag, Da Milano| brogues, Aldo| all jewellery, Aquamarine| glares, Ray Ban

  
-- It's no shocker that I like to layer. I'm all for a neutral, slightly over-sized jacket with my personal favourite studs and rivets.
-- A light layer perfect for all bodytypes, I can't wait to wear this jacket with an over-sized tee, leggings and comfortable flats. Perfect airport fashion right?
-- This jacket is a great way to add a masculine touch to an otherwise girlie outfit. Maybe try it with a neon skirt and a tank with pumps?
-- To further exploit this jacket, cinch this jacket with a slim belt and wear it with a maxi or an LBD. 

Jasleen wore floral printed pants with a linen shirt
Pants, belt & loafers, Zara| shirt, Fashion Street| bag, Hidesign| necklace, gifted| glares, Ray Ban

-- Printed pants are the solution to all you apple-shaped bodies, they are a great to equalise your upper and lower body.
-- Glam up these pants with a sequin blouse and comfortable heels for a night out with your friends.
-- For a more Indo-western look, pair a plain tunic with these pants add some Kolhapuris and an ethnic statement necklace.
-- Finally, for a Friday look to work add a black blazer to a white tank and you are ready to enter the weekend in style!

What trends are you following this season?

September 05, 2012

Steal versus Splurge: Beauty Series III

Cream blushes are just perfect for that natural glow and flush. For our next Steal v/s Splurge we compare two of our favourite makeup picks. Read on...

STEAL:
Maybelline Dream Mousse blush: Rs. 250/- approx.
What we like: This cream blush in Plum is just the perfect colour. In spite of being a true pink, it suits light and dusky skin tones alike. The mousse like texture feels like air in application and is very easy to work with. The price is a definite highlight for us. You don't mind using it for a couple of months at a stretch and discarding it.

What we don't like: This blush will eventually crack up and dry but that will happen only after 8 months to a year so if  you use it regularly, this is not a problem for you. The second problem is that the product certainly requires touch ups. It will give you beautiful colour for upto 4 hours but
post that you will need a trip to the powder room. Lastly, we have heard people complain of breakouts although haven't personally experienced any inspite of having very sensitive skin. We think it is to do with the shelf life of the product. If you purchase and use the product within 6 months, this may not be a problem.


Splurge:
Loccitane  Pivoine Flora Facecolor Cream Duo: Rs. 1,400/- approx.
What we like: This cream colour comes in a dual palette - one for colour and one as a highlighter.  The colour is so natural and gorgeous that it feels like second skin. The natural flush is to die for and suits every skin tone. The colour is very light and not a heavy cream, so it's easier to apply than many other cream blushes. The highlighter is great for the brow bone and highlighting other areas. On days when you want the no makeup look, just the highlighter can be used as blush for a healthy glow.

What we don't like: The price is a damper for sure especially for the little amount of product it offers but the quality of the product is very high, so we think it's worth it.

See more of the Steal v/s Splurge series, here.


September 03, 2012

Meetings in the rain

Since we don't have a strict dress code in our stream of work, we never pass an opportunity to dress up in a slightly formal way. We try to keep it crisp, minimal yet quirky.

Jasleen wore a checkered shirt with black bottoms
Shirt, Fashion Street| pants, bag & shoes, Zara| ring, c/o Romwe| necklace, c/o Amaira (last worn here)| watch, Guess

Quick tip: Black pants are my go-to for a formal look. They are slimming and instantly add a sense of confidence.
Read more about black bottoms, here

Sonu wore a colour-block blazer with jeggings
 
Blazer, c/o Romwe| jeggings, c/o W for Woman| tank, F21 (last worn 2 years ago here)| bag, Da Milano| heels, Bandra| watch, Tommy Hifiger| bracelet,Curio Cottage| glasses, Ray Ban

Quick tip: A good blazer is the easiest way to add panache to your look. Pick a blazer that showcases your personality. I chose a pop of neon to avoid a boring B&W look.
Read more about blazers, here.

See our top 3 semi-formal looks here:
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