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Beauty

The Year of the Glow – Highlighting, Strobing and Healthy Skin

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Undoubtedly, 2016 has been the year of the glow. While the past few years saw a surplus of looks with matte skin and heavily chiselled features, 2016 has been all about healthy looking skin that (seemingly) glows from within. Of course, either you glow from within, or there’s always makeup!  Continue reading “The Year of the Glow – Highlighting, Strobing and Healthy Skin”

Fashion, Outfit

Retro Blues – The Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

You know, I am one of those people who is really glad to live in a city like Mumbai, where the weather is tropical pretty much all year round. I have no problems whatsoever dealing with hot weather, in fact I quite love it. That is partly because I can wear summery dresses any time I want. You can probably tell by now that I am currently obsessing over off-shoulder silhouettes. Here are a few pictures in a blue bardot/off-shoulder maxi dress, which my sweet brother clicked during Rakhi. This dress is probably sold out now but here are a few similar ones. Happy shopping!

http://www.jabong.com/dorothy-perkins-Floral-Ruffle-Bardot-Maxi-Dress-2161435.html

http://www.stalkbuylove.com/blue-pine-dress-SBLPR.html

http://www.stalkbuylove.com/median-dress-SBLPR.html

My outfit details:

Bardot Maxi Dress – Femella  | Sunglasses – Koovs | Necklace – Candidly Couture

I decided to go with an elegant, retro inspired look with the braid and the oversized sunglasses, to let the dress have it’s own moment.

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bardot off shoulder maxi dress

bardot off shoulder maxi dress

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bardot off shoulder maxi dress

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