red and gold Christmas dress
Fashion, Outfit

Red and Gold

Power. Desire. Strength. Passion. Love.

One color, many expressions. The power of a red lipstick, the amorous symbol of a red heart, the sanguine shades of blood. And also the color of celebration. The color of Christmas. The color of the promise of a new beginning. A bright and shiny new year.

This Christmas I decided to stop traffic in this red and gold number. I bought this dress for my birthday party last year and hadn’t worn it ever since. What better time to make a statement in gold and red than the holidays, am I right?

Styled it with simple gold accessories. Shot on the streets of Versova on Christmas early morning with my lovely Amrita.

Enjoy the pictures! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas. And oh yes, have a Happy New Year! 🙂

Neha

xoxo

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red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

Dress: What’s Up. Gold heels: From a boutique. Earrings: Custom. Hand harness: Koovs.

Fashion, Outfit

Wearing black in Summer

I am all for breaking fashion myths. Most people are unconvinced about wearing black in the summer, especially during daytime. But I feel like if you choose the right fabric, cut and style it right, the colour does not matter. Black is my go-to colour. Like there is comfort food, there are comfort colours and for me it is black. As much as I love pastels and floral during summer, sometimes it is impossible not to gravitate towards black.

The secrets to wearing black during the summer and the daytime are:

  • Choose lightweight and flowing fabrics. Avoid anything thick, tight fitting and clingy.
  • Keep the jewellery minimal. You want the look to be minimalistic and summer friendly.
  • Keep your makeup clean and fresh. You do not want a cakey face and oodles of makeup. Stick to a bright lip, a bold eye or a bare, fresh face.

So if you love black just like I do, just keep these small things in mind and rock the colour!

Photographs by Amrita Rana

Dress : Rumours, Bandra | Hand harness : The Loony Bin

Belt : What’s Up in Waterfield Road Bandra

Nail colour : Maybelline Glitter Mania Starry Nights

Eyes: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner | Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition Mascara

Cheeks : Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer

Some more outfits with black here, here, here, here.

 

Until next time,
Stay stylish.
Neha

Outfit

Get Your Geek On

I am quite fascinated with Normcore these days.

Is it a trend, or antithesis of a trend? It emerged as a phenomenon last year when K-hole coined the term in fashion reports. Ever since, the “trend” has taken over the fashion world. The idea is to dress averagely, ditching your Choos and Chanels for unbranded jeans, regular sportswear and minimal to no accessories. It is the ultimate about turn for fashion insiders who love their labelled razzmatazz.

According to K-hole, Normcore “finds liberation in being nothing special, and realizes that adaptability leads to belonging”.

It is confusing, yes. It is a fluid term, and the key is to find your own perception of it.

This look is my take on Normcore. On a related note, I’m not sure if I’m ready yet to dismiss a statement accessory or embrace Birkenstocks. We’ll see.

Top : Ginger | Skirt : Globus
Shoes : Forever 21 | Clutch : Metaphor

Lipstick : Catrice Ultimate Color in It’s a Matt World and Maybelline Bold Matte in Mat 2

Photographs by Amrita Rana

Location: B’wiched, Juhu

Outfit

Culotte of Love

Hello lovelies! Sorry about being MIA. We’re bringing you something very exciting on the blog very soon so stay put for that!
I have waxed lyrical about my love for culottes on the blog and my instagram before. In fact, I love all kinds of wide legged pants. Culottes are great because they kinda look like midi skirts but they’re sort of shorts that are sort of pants 😀

There are a hundred ways in which they can be styled. Here, I have styled them with a basic white top and added some spark with black and gold accessories. Great for brunch with the girls or a date!
Here are some other ways in which I’d style them:
– With a sparkly top and killer heels for a night out.
– With a slouchy tee and sneakers for a Sunday shopping spree.
– With a crop top, a top knot and bold lips for a statement.
How would you style them? Do share your ideas with me! 🙂

Photography : Amrita Rana

Styling and Makeup : Neha Kapoor

Culottes : Forever 21 | Top : Ginger | Bag: Lil Flea Market

Tea Party Ring : All About Eve | Midi Ring :  Forever 21 | Diamond Ring : Tanishq

Necklace : Colaba Causeway | Watch: Patek Philippe

Glasses: Prada | Shoes : Forever 21

Makeup

Eyes: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal, Maybelline Gel Liner and Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

Nails : Maybelline Color Show in Tangerine Treat

(Location Courtesy : Barrio, Versova, Mumbai)

Fashion

5 hot fashion trends to try this summer!

While summer staples like whites, floral and pastels hardly ever go out of style because of their sheer utility for the hot months, here’s a look at some off-the-wall and yet very wearable trends that you could try this year and add panache to your summer. So far in 2014, the runway has seen many offbeat styles ranging from sheer panels to sporty chic to slogan wear, however here are 5 hot trends from the runway that could easily be incorporated into our wardrobes.

Culottes: A summer wardrobe should be relaxed, easy and chic. Culottes embody all of those attributes and are a big trend this year. They can look deliciously androgynous and at the same time can be very flattering. You have to find the right length, and usually mid-calf is most flattering.

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Emporio Armani Culottes
Culottes seen at London Fashion Week
Culottes seen at London Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham SS14
Victoria Beckham SS 14
Hermes SS 2014
Hermes SS 2014

Fringe: Fringe has forever been associated with bohemian clothing but that is changing as the runway saw sleek and elegant use of fringe. This trend is doable easily as you can wear it not just on clothes but bags, shoes, scarves. The 2014 fringe comes in all different materials and tends to steer towards softness.

Jil Sander SS 2014
Jil Sander SS 2014
Anna Sui SS 2014
Anna Sui SS 2014
Gucci
Gucci
Street style seen on Pinterest
Matthew Williamson Golden Fringe Sandals Spring 2014 London Fashion Week
Matthew Williamson Golden Fringe Sandals Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

Overalls: Overalls are versatile, trendy and young. Well, I guess farmers really knew their fashion! Wear them dressed down with a crop top underneath, or dressed up with a blazer and heels. I am currently craving for lightweight overalls in white or a pastel shade!

Street style seen at Milan Fashion Week
Street style seen at Milan Fashion Week
Rag and Bone SS 2014
Rag and Bone SS 2014
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
Street style seen on Pinterest
Street style seen on Pinterest

High waisted skirts: So, the crop top trend is not going anywhere and will still be a huge trend this year too, and what is a great way to make crop tops wearable? High waists, of course! A high waisted pencil skirt adds elegance and femininity to an otherwise grungy crop top. You could also wear these skirts with a classic button down shirt. High heels paired with these high waisted pencil skirts will make your legs look never-ending.

Michael Kors Spring 2014
Michael Kors Spring 2014
Lacoste Spring 2014
Lacoste Spring 2014
Street style seen on Pinterest
Street style seen on Pinterest
Wendy's lookbook
Wendy’s lookbook

Tea length skirts: Ah, the elegant and feminine full-skirted tea length skirt. I am loving this trend. Makes me think of Grace Kelly. Also known as midi skirts, tea length skirts are all the rage right now in bright shades, floral and graphic prints. These skirts are similar to maxi skirts but are shorter and wider. Wear them with crop tops, tank tops, shirts, peasant tops and delicate jewelry and strappy high heels for a look that spells femininity and romance.

As seen on Style Pantry
As seen on Style Pantry
Street style as found on Pinterest
Street style as found on Pinterest
Karla's Closet
Karla’s Closet
Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia

Cannot wait to sport these trends!

Stay stylish,

Neha