Sunday, 5 May 2013

Loose pants and Houndstooth


Pants have been a rage since quite a few seasons and yes, its here to stay! Last season was a whirlpool of florals and military, geometric-prints and coloured pants. And undoubtedly, it has made its way to the 2013 spring summer fashion trend must-haves along with some of its cousins :D.
Without going into further details about which kind of pants are a hit this season (you can find it here), Il go straight to the one I vouched for. Owing to the extreme heat and grime, I chose to wear a pair of loosely fitted pants, which in India is famous as a Patiala. Yup, the very-heavily-flared-at-the-hips and traditional Punjabi ethnic wear!

I chose a plain black cotton Patiala to go with the shirt I am so very fond of. Its a very basic round neck (or bandhgala, whatever you might want to call it) houndstooth shirt. The loose fit makes it a sure shot winner for the sweaty summer.

silver nails and black and silver baroque earrings to add a feminine touch

I paired the look with my bright orange clutch from splash to add a pop of colour!

Share with us which pants will you be rocking this season!


Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Whites of Neon

Its finally summer! Full-blown sticky grimy scorch summer! And I have been writing and writing about keeping fresh during summers and blah blah without actually doing so :D. Well, not exactly. You see I have a full time college to go to, where I have to wear my uniform (a very unflattering set of tees). All the experiment I do is with my lowers. So one fine day when I was too tired to attend college, I thought of finally trying on an outfit that has been haunting my thoughts since long. 

I was a little apprehensive about the look at first because its a crazy clash of many different trends all put together in one outfit, but I must say it worked out well. After all, its white that's dominating. Have a look...

I also incorporated my gothic skull studded bag in this look (a bag I almost forgot about). In short, I experimented with anything possible :D

When I saw this pretty polka dotted easy-breezy vest, I immediately fell in love with it. The oversized fitting, intricate lace design on the neck and the fact that its dotted gives it a very vintage feel. I paired it with my neon peach noodle strap and lime green pants for some splash of colour. My accessories are minimal as seen - charm necklace from Accessorize, mo ring - Bandra and skull bag - Tibetan Plaza, Bangalore. The brogues worn here are ultra comfy and one of my favourite pair, bought in Kolkata.

Happy Levitating!
We tried experimenting with the pictures as usual. Hope you like our effort. Do not forget to leave your comments/suggestions below.


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Spring/Summer-2013 Fashion Trends

Haven't the weather lately left you running around searching for the most comfy clothes in the market, to save you from that utterly dry sunny days? It surely has me doing so, almost everyday!
But, are you willing to forego your style for the sake of comfort? Think again!
Why not fuse the two together? Here's my list from the NY and Paris runway trends that best suits the present Indian climate.


Pastels - This seems to be one trend that keeps coming back! From accessories to shoes to clothes, pastels are ruling! Added benefit being very soothing look and feel. My fav - peach and mint! (and marsh-mellows :D)

Phillip Lim

Wide legged - I hate wearing denims in this hot summer. At the same time, the harsh sun-rays can result in some bad tan. These wide legged pants come in rescue for those like me. But, this trend best suits the long-legged. For the ones on the heavier side, opt for the ones that are hip-hugging and go flared at the bottom.

Google images

Pair it up with the chunky heels to give yourself a tall look. Stock up on these thick style to go trotting comfortably anywhere.

White and Oversized ruffles - Needless to say, white is one trend that never goes off trend. Go for whites with oversized ruffles this summer to feel fresh and for the oh-so-breezy look. The ruffles also aid in hiding the flaws and at the same time giving volume to the skinny. So make sure of choosing the right fabric with ruffles covering the problem areas!


Sheer Panels and Bermudas - Looks like the pretty sheer trend is here to stay! Add twist to it by pairing it with boy Bermudas for the androgynous look. 


Sportswear Look - I have always been a fan of the twilight as well as the Harry Potter series and their hoody-capes :P. Donning a long hooded cape in this time of the year might not go down very well and so the very sporty hooded jerseys! This trend is very soon catching up as many celebs have also been spotted wearing sportswear not just while sweating it out but also during their travel.


Exaggerated volume or oversized - Simply easy-breezy and oh-so-stylish!

Jill Sander

Japanese Wrap Dress and Florals - This is one fresh trend that caught my eye as I was scrolling through various sites. The traditional Kimono is now being looked at as a promising trend. This collection by ETRO has the Japanese dress given a new twist with the length cut mid-length and going sleeveless. 


Stripes and Short suits - Do I need to say more? Personal favourite of all, stripes are all the rage this season. From horizontal to vertical to diagonal, a hay-wire clash of stripes are the win-win situation. 
The pant-suits that stormed most of the runways last season has been cut short to give way to its summer-half : Short suits. 

Michael Kors

Bold  Prints and Patchwork - make a statement by donning wild, mad, crazy, uncoordinated prints. Kaftans in crazy prints thrown over leggings or even worn as a dress will get you summer-ready!

Mara Hoffman

Proenza Schouler

The 60's Silhouettes - everybody saves the best for the last! Seen in almost all the runways, the 60's silhouette is back with a bang. All things sleek,straight and tailor-fitted!!
Keep in mind your body shape before going in for this look as its a tad bit tricky to handle!

Manish Malhotra



White Pants - Made famous by Kanye West, the white pants are a must-have this summer. Go for a rather layered look with a sweater thrown over a collared shirt or with a scarf and fitted blazer, as shown in the pic. For the more bolder ones, you can try throwing over a long overcoat or going completely white!
Keep in mind your body shape before opting for this trend. White this may be one of the post sophisticated looks of the season, if gone wrong, can make you look like complete disaster!

Primary Colours - Seen on trend-setters like Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham, this is one safe trend to try. Suits mostly all body types. Make sure to keep the classiness of the look intact by layering it up with a cardigan, sweater or coat. And yes, scarves are the "it" accessory to layer up and give that oomph to your look!!

Gallaces - Anther edgy trend that has found its way successfully from the runways to the real-ways! This look complements mostly the lean figured. 


Nautical Look - The just-out-of-the-ship-sailor look can leave any woman longing for you - exactly like the set-wet deo advertisement :D! Scrunched up out-of-your-bed hair, nerdy frames and the nautical stripes - you cold certainly not ask for anything more comfortable in this weather!

Bold Patterns and stripes - Why let the girls take away all that eye-balls! Put on some bold statement print outfits to gain your humble share of attention! From pin-stripe to bold ones to mythical prints, try it all!

Slim Suits - And yet again, the best was saved for the last. Who doesn't love to see a well-groomed man, not necessarily clean shaved but with a well trimmed stubble? Well, at least I do :P. And here too the 60's skinny look is the winner! You dont have to look like a corporate man to get this look right. The skinny suit paired with a classic bow-tie and sleek brogues - you can give even the hottest man alive a run for his money :D !!

courtesy - google images

I know everyone has their own style and taste and so would love to hear on what is/are your summer essential(s). Share it in the comments section below.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

SS'13 Splash Fashion Show in Dubai

I am very sure most of you know about splash! For those who don't, Splash is Middle-East's largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group, one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle-East and India. It is headquartered in Dubai.

Splash hosts one of the Regions most highly awaited events, biannually - The Splash Fashion Show. With over 6000 attendees, over 3 shows, the Splash Fashion Show brings together fashionistas from all over, under one roof, to celebrate the spirit of fashion!

Salman Khan made an appearance at the Splash Fashion League in Dubai, 2013, in support of the brand Splash, which are the sole distributors of Being Human in the Region, and his friend Raza Beig, CEO Splash

Here is a glimpse of their latest collection

They also have a jaw-dropping collection of mens wear too - ranging from suave sophistication to casual chic to grungy cool!

So guys and girls, welcome the new month with a complete new wardrobe at an affordable rate!


Monday, 11 February 2013


How many of you have been to the splash sale last weekend? Missed it? Well, they had some amazing stuff, and almost all on 50% sale! Unfortunately, I couldn't attend it :( as I had gone to the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival since it was the last day (post coming up soon!)
But I dint miss out on the Splash collection! Here are 2 ensemble I created for the Splash Fashion Show SS13, Dubai contest! All products used in the collage are from their new Spring Collection.

The first one is a smart corporate look with a touch of spikes and chains. A feminine blazer in neutral shade worn over a black and white striped bandeau blouse and pencil skirt,  tie inspired neckpiece and spiked ear clasp. Powerful image?

Pairing it with nude patent pumps (no, u don't get footwear in Splash!)

And hair tied up a loose low bun as seen here on Claire Danes

If boyfriend blazers were a rage, could their shirts be far behind?

The second ensemble is an evening look. Prints and gold. Subtle yet raging. Feminine yet powerful. Gold chest black shirt,spike danglers and mesh cufflink.The pants - a showstopper in itself :)

would love to pair them with these oxblood colored comfy shoes (very helpful if in a club you see :p )

With hair tied in a fish tail and coral colored lips, and voila!

Everyone has their own style, but would still love to hear from you about how you like the ensembles.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Skulls and Monochrome

Be it a party, get-together, birthday, family outing or any occasion, the first thought that strikes us is *what to wear* ? A closet full of clothes, but even then, a lady's wardrobe is always missing something!
But there are times when there is no occasion and you still want to dress up! Well, what you call a "feel-good" factor. It is in times like these when you have no excuse at all to buy new clothes (closet full you see!) but still want something new and fresh to wear. The only solution (acc. to me) is to put together stuff you have never done before.
It was a similar situation for me. But I was in no mood for too many colors and chose the basic B&W (yes! we love monochromes!)
I paired my Vero Moda Skull Blouse with black trousers and used my Forever New bow brooch as a bow-tie. And this was the result!

Some *studs* !

There can never be enough poses! :p

"Mirror Mirror on the wall, ... "

Time to add some colour now I think!

Winds of change? haha!!


My current favourite neon shade from Maybelline and the only pop of color on me..

Would love to hear from you! Do comment in the section below and let me know how you liked it.