Thursday, 16 November 2017

It's the Saree with the Twists

Time and again the saree has been reinvented. The 6 yards gives us just about as much freedom as we have wanted to drape it just as it was to gowns to skirts. My love affair with saree is a recent but a deep-rooted one. I really do go beyond of how beautiful it looks on the outside to rather how beautifully it would adhere to my body, how easy it is to wear and well who made it.
                  Saree before reaching to us touches much life altogether. Now just as a woman in today's time we have woes just not limited to our everyday wear. Add a good mix of being plus size and then treading the dangerous waters to find festive wear that is sophisticated, you are going to land yourself in quite a few woes.
So when I saw Lastinch doing a palazzo saree, it hit all the right nerves. Ask me what's not exciting about the saree-well just the name gives you a pretty clear image of how it is going to make saree wearing easy!




Bright and inventive color combinations are important this season, while the influence of street style impacts silhouette and style, a romantic mood is created via sweet vintage florals such as the classic rose which continues to bring a feminine dimension to the season. I have genuinely not felt the need to put much efforts in the styling department because of the complexity of the palazzo saree but also how simple it is to wear. You can genuinely take this saree from work to wee hours with a change of accessory.








Being a fashion professor this was all the Sushmita Sen feels sans the sexiness ofcourse, I could get to! I absolutely cannot emphasize how lovely it feels on your skin and legit need a single safety pin to hold it all together. Also peeing and not worrying about the pallu or the saree getting soiled is an option right now. All I did was wear an amazing pair of foiled block heels, a single statement bangle and my hair blowdried.
Sometimes beauty actually lies in simplicity :)
I hope you liked my blogpost, let me know your views while I brew some more fresh content for all of you pea bunnies.

XoxO

Sunday, 12 November 2017

A serene experience with Suko Thai

Stress is a word that even a 10 year relates to today -yes choosing a certain crayon colour can be extremely painful.  Jokes apart and no pun intended here we all deal with various kinds of stress every single day. Some more physical than the mental agony. I recently had a chance to visit Suko Thai-yes it been one of the famous chains we all have seen. I remember being apprehensive about visiting the spa even back then but decided to take the plunge anyway. And can I say I have never been this wrong-obviously for all the good possible reasons?

As I entered the spa I was engulfed by lemongrass goodness, needlessly it was everything I needed to drive my Monday blues away. I was made to feel at home immediately, my bags were put to rest, I was given the most comfortable pair of bamboo lined slippers and changed into loose drawer pyjama set. Also, Can I say how tastefully designed are the pants, I'm definitely recreating this one!I opted for the Traditional Thai Foot Massage for my feet and body as a whole. It is said to be beneficial to relieve stress and tension.


For the service I was guided to a dimly lit area which can I just say was extremely comforting and perfect for a power snooze. The recliner chairs were uber comfy and honestly, I was in a daze in no time.I was introduced to my therapist who got down to the massage in no time. Started by cleaning my feet with rosewater and wiping it clean. Then moving on to a balm and oil massage, which cannot be described as anything better in the world. All my leg muscles were so relaxed, the therapist explained me all the point sensors on my foot that were supposed to evoke each muscle.

The last 15 mins were dedicated to stretching and boy how did we stretch!This was better than the yoga that I have been missing out for months.





About Sukothai

Born in 2010, Sukho Thai is India's premier Foot Therapy brand inspired by the deeply rooted cultures of Thailand. The seemingly small nation has a great culture and is home to exotic fruits and flowers. The word ‘Sukho’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Sukh’ which connotes happiness and ‘Thai’ reflects its innate bond with Thailand. With over 15 outlets spanning across Mumbai, Pune and Goa, Sukho Thai is the first international foot massages spa chain to open a series of outlets in India.

Here's how happy I actually look after the massage. I hope you try the service for yourself soon and feel the difference, I'm definitely going back for more.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

The Adorned One by Nubella


Bright and inventive colour combinations are important this season, while the influence of street style impacts silhouette and style.A romantic mood is created via sweet vintage florals such as the classic rose while frills continue to bring a feminine dimension to the season,as states the WGSN too.


In the words of top and everybody's favourite model Ashley Graham "It's not just about size anymore, It's about inclusivity "Luckily we have some wonderful brands catering to our sensibility in India now. One of my definitive favourite and what I personally like to shop from .
The outfit I wear is something that I would wear to work sans the high block heels, I would swipe them for matallic loafers.The jacket is by Nubella isa limited edition baby-it has a detailed floral motif handpainted to each jacket that definitely makes it one of it's kind.

The outfit it so complete yet has this subdued elegance with a hint of sexiness. As a plus size girl cleavage is that unwarranted aunty that decide to pay you a visit of course almost leaving you red faced in public sometimes. this jacket not only comes to you rescue but also does much making a statement. I loved the sleeves and the neckline as it doesn't accentuate to give a droopy look and the sleeves being flared, are extremely c beautiful. Th e jacket is made in poplin is perfect for not only in betweens but also as a good piece of layering.

 







I'm wearing the KELSIE HAND PAINT POPLIN JACKET you can find it here

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Floral Retroluxe

I have previously collaborated for a fun shoot with Nubella in a colour that you probably would never see me in.The beautiful colour and fit of the top is not something I find very easily in a top. Missed out on reading that blogpost, read them here.
Like dresses are my got to options tops and basics pieces which I might say are wardrobe staples are extremely hard to come in my size.
Nubella definitely makes some great ones-they have an entire line dedicated to different body shape type that one can literally build their wardrobe on. This season I partnered up again with Nubella but this time in a floral zone-yes floral are one of those trends that have become classics. And with the never-ending variations, it's absolutely amazing to see how season after season they keep reinventing themselves!








For this blog post I tried to imbibe my very vintage vibe given how bleached my hair is right now.
I shot the entire look in millennial pink meets flute dress meets Mumbai chic.Now you may ask yes you have heard the word millennial pink but what is it anyway.To describe it literally ahmm.. that’s the tricky part. It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon.I like to date it back to watching one of my favorite Wes Anderson's movie Grand Budapest.If I was a character I would definitely dress up like this.
So coming back to the look I 'm wearing the Bonnie Tailored Shift dress with not a single drop of foundation/powder/concealer but just lipstick.Yes, you heard it! And complimenting it well with my INTOTO suede sandals and Tassel earrings by Kunst and a chic curly mop by Sanky Evrus.The dress not only fits like a dream but is so so comfortable ,the rayon fabric clings only onto the right places.The sleeve detailing and ruffled hem is, of course, my favorite things about the dress.You can buy them here.

Coming up next on the blog are more exciting stories, stay tuned!
Lovingly
XoXo

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A day with the artifacts of Bombay ft. Vajor & Love Them Curves

I have always felt that if you knew what you were going to do in advance, you would never do it! The great capability starts when you are curious. And that is absolutely what describes our collaboration for the second time.
I remember watching this TED Talk filmed at TEDGlobal London in September 2015, where Ole Scheeren favors what he describes as the “detrimental straightjacket” of the modernist mantra “form follows function” in approval of a phrase he attributes to Bernard Tschumi, “form follows fiction.”

My relationship to architecture can be described as a need to know basis.I just happened to chance upon times where I could study in-depth the resources available to me through my line of work. It sure as hell was the marvel, it makes me scrutinize the hardship they must have undergone to create something so monumental yet so intricate. I mean we have a world of resources today and yet we fail to get a building to stay for straight 4years.Mumbai has a perfect balance of Neo-Classical to Gothic infrastructure carefully disjointed by the grand effrontery of Victorian eclecticism

When Vishakha came to Mumbai it was that PERFECT time to get touristy again. And south Mumbai is the epitome of what the Britishers left in store for us.It is definitely my favourite part of the city where English meets Bawa and everything seems like a settled chaos.


Of all the cities that I have been to, I can vouch for it being one of the most captivating city,  it's a place that one can feel utterly overwhelming for the first time. Either you hate it or you fall in love with it-The pace is extremely frenetic, the roads frantic, and the whole place seems to thrive off a remorseless energy. I also honestly don't quite understand the idea of comparing two cities-this arguments has given rouse to endless arguments and possibly a crack in friendships. I hold both my cities in a very special place, Delhi is my hometown. There's so much to see that it can be hard to know where, to begin with, for me honestly nothing takes away from the spectacular architecture that remains of the colonial times here. Away from these popular tourist spots, there is so much else to indulge in, from trendy and traditional street food to a game of cricket at the vibrant Wankhede Stadium. When Vishakha came to Mumbai it was that PERFECT time to get touristy again. And south Mumbai is the epitome of what the Britishers left in store for us.It is definitely my favorite part of the city where English meets Bawa and everything seems like a settled chaos.I luckily grew up in an area that displayed extraordinary work-whether it was the school my brother studies in Don Bosco or the ritualistic visits with Dad to the GPO for his stamp collection to shopping with my mum in crawford, the architectural tunes have always played faintly in the background.








 We chose the heart of South Mumbai as our backdrop to signify our second look. It's perfect touristy thing to wear when voyaging around the city. I love how to put together yet comfortable we are in out respective outfits. I absolutely love the way jumpsuit fits and looks on Vishakha and the retro way she styled it. I'm an easy maroon dahlia tunic which is my go-to style. I'm also wearing my hair super straight and long with earrings from Vajor itself and uber comfy loafers for a touch of bling.







The dress makes me feel absolutely comfortable and is the right amount of sexy with a hint of cleavage peeking through these carefully placed buttons and the beautiful pom pom detailing. I truly adore dresses with pockets which I'm sure gets many of us excited.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and our chemistry which has been a pain for ridge and sanky to tolerate. But they always do!

See you super soon in the third look of our collab, Salaam Namaste

XOxo

Sunday, 1 October 2017

What home feels like...BomBae


I definitely can't take the credit of coining the term BomBae but most certainly attain rights over the word as any other of my counterparts breathing in the humid air here. I can be completely confident there are many cities world that one explores in their lifetime. When one travels they come back with tons of memories- some good while others a new learning to the way a city/town/village treats you. You recall them for a couple of days and then get back to your regular routine in your own city to which you belong. But, then there are some cities-the people you meet there that leave more than an  impression on your life. Travel teaches you something which you’d never experience anywhere else. One of those cities is Mumbai! For me, Mumbai is home. It has been a fascination not only in terms of the fact how the city has a perfect zine of balance amongst itself. If you know me my perpetual quest has been finding and making that little nuance of the city my own. During my styling finals, I breathed life into the inanimate objects of Mumbai-everything from cutting chai to local trains that speak the length and breadth of the city to me.

For the post, the intention was to collaborate with

1.the friendship I genuinely harbor with my fellow blogger, which is extremely rare for me to find a safe space beyond the virtual wall. Here there was some instant connect with Vishakha. She has written beautifully about us and I wouldn't ruin it for you, so let me redirect you to her here

2.Our relationship with the cities-Delhi and Bombay: What I instantly connect and agree with Vishakha is that we don't tend to compare both the cities. It's every kind of home for both of us-one that we were born in/lived in and one that we chose. I quite can't wrap my head around the fact how the tiff never ends.

3.To get onboard with a brand that our sensibilities match with. A very important aspect of our speaks about who we chose to partner with, what is the message being propagated through our blogs. We both can promise that we duly look after the quality content. Vajor has been a beautiful brand not only in its sensibility but its sense of designs, aesthetics, and inclusivity. I absolutely adore their collection and how particular they are about their collection update. I genuinely could live in Vajor for decades. The amazing thing is they extend to XXL which is an absolute boon for me!


Here's a glimpse of what we wore for our first look. They are definitely the most comfortable dresses. Also, have I ever wore 3 different kinds of stripes in a single dress and look flattering? Hell no! Vajor is capable of creating that magic. I would wear it (in fact I have been ) to brunches, to work and even casual dates nights with my girlfriends. I paired it up with my Mustard block heels and pearl drop earrings. Vishkaha is sporting a beautiful floral print twirl spree. It's even gorgeous in person.






Happy to be finishing up the second draft of t his series as I post this on the blog. Let me know what do you think about our collaboration.Don't forget to checkout  Vajor's festive collection!
Looking forward to seeing you in the next posts
XoXo



Sunday, 27 August 2017

Get Casual




Do you love tartans?
As in the highlands wear the family tartans in homage to the tradition of the finest Scottish society. Bon chic bon genre version revised with classic air or reinterpreted in the style of the most irrelevant fashion designers
 Tartan enters into the autumn and the winter wardrobes and shares the stages with classic menswear fabric like prince of Lea check as well as herringbone and tweed gently unstructured a la Chanel which is now a common heritage no gender.

I have always been asked about what I like to wear on an everyday basis to work and running errands. My only answer to that has been some several basics that I have repeated over years now. For work(Those of you don't know - I teach at a design Institute in Mumbai) I like to pick out separates that can have multiple wears and can be worn multiple ways. For this post I'm sharing an ensemble I have been wearing a lot lately- I love the tartan plaids trend, now peplum has not been a choicest of a trend that I always vouch for. This top is a thrift find from Bandra that has chicest airy sleeves along with a clinched peplum. The intricate embroidery on a very high neck (not sported often by me) makes it appropriate for workspace. I have paired it up with flared denim from Dorothy Perkin and my got to block heels from New Look. I  have literally worn them out ever since I got them and never failed to receive compliments on them. I wish I could buy them back again, 'cos it's falling to pieces now-yes, it's such a staple for me!

Thinking how I would wear the top otherwise? I would pair them up with a denim pencil skirt and wedges or with maxi with slits and low ankle boots.
How do you incorporate trends in your wardrobe, what are your staples Let me know?
See you soon in my next post!

How Can I miss out on thanking my bae Sanky for the epic hair and the pictures, we did foil curls which took over 2 hours to complete but definitely worth the pain.
XOxO