Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dove Nourishing Oil Therapy Gift Set

I was pleasantly surprised on Monday, when I had received Dove's newly launched Nourishing Oil therapy from IndiBlogger. Nice surprise isn't it? and guess what..I got my hands on the entire range before anyone else did. :)

I loved the packing of the entire range. It came in a cute transparent pouch with gold borders and small dull gold balls in it along with the products. I love the bag. It is quite spacious and handy and am already planning to use it to keep some of my cosmetics.

Well, here is the range, I haven't used it as yet, but planning to soon. So, do keep coming back, reviews are coming soon here.

The entire Dove Nourishing Oil Therapy Range
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Hair Mask

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I Wore to Work Today

I have been reading a few food blogs and noticed that some of them maintained a journal of what they ate everyday - be it a simple home-cooked meal or an elaborate, fancy lunch at a restaurant. So, I got inspired by this and decided to start a "What I wore today" journal for my blog. :)

So, lets see how this goes. It would be interesting to see what everyone has to say about my style too. ;)

What I wore to work today
Fuschia and Black or Pink and Black is one combination that no one get wrong. It's classy, glamourous and girly all at the same time and the bright colour also brightens a very very dreary Monday. Here is a detailed breakdown of my outfit.

  • Top - Allen Solly
  • Trousers - Wills Lifestyle
  • Black Slim Belt - Linking Road, Bandra
  • Black Beads - MG Road, Bangalore
  • Black Studs - New Market , Kolkata
  • Fuschia Pumps - Tresmode

Sorry for not being able to put up a picture of me wearing the outfit, its kinda tough taking a picture of myself  with a limited feature digicam. :( Hopefully, will get someone to take a picture of me soon.

So, What do you guys think of my outfit?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nude Shoes - A ClassicTrend

A shoe trend that has become extremely hard to ignore and that has caught on world over is the nude shoes. In deed all major shoe brands like Tresmode, Zara, Kate Spade and Chritian Louboutin have launched their versions of the nudes. Be it ballerinas, sandals, platforms, wedges, heels or platform pumps, these shoes have taken over the world.

These tan, blush and beige shoes, which can almost be called a classic, has become a rage and has been sported by celebrities (and Royals) world over. In fact, it is known that this trend is a personal favorite of the new Duchess of York - Kate Middleton, and she has sported these shoes frequently in her Canadian tour.

Kate sporting nude pumps at her recent Canadian tour
And Kate was not the only royal who sported the trend.

Princess Beatrice in her nude shoes
Moving closer to home, our Bollywood actresses and fashionistas were also not far behind. Many actresses including Kareena Kapoor, Frieda Pinto (she may have moved to international waters, her roots are here) and Twinkle Khanna showed off their nudes.

Chitrangada Singh in nude pumps
Twinkle Khanna looking uber pretty in  nude heels

Where to Get Them?

Nude colour heels are available at a lot of stores in India. These stores include Zara, Aldo and Tresmode and may range between INR 1500 to INR 5000 (depending on the brand).

The above heels are available at Zara in Palladium. While, the shoes are priced between INR 1400 to 2,600, the brand is currently running its mid-season sale and all the shoes are available for INR 1790.

Tresmode has just launched a new collection called the 'QPump' collection which features the above pumps. Not sure of the price, but the pretty pumps are available at all of Tresmode outlets in India.

How to wear them?

One can never go wrong with nude shoes. This style or trend is just like Black - ever lasting, flattering and goes well with any type of outfit and any type of colour. Thus, what are you waiting for go ahead and flaunt those shoes. 

While, nude pumps or shoes can be worn with everything, there are certain ways of wearing the shoe that will help to flatter your body or make you the head turner of parties. These are:
  •  Nude shoes can elongate your legs - When you team up your nude shoes with a short dress or pants of similar colour, it helps to make your legs look longer. The shoes instantly elongates the legs as it blends with the skin tone and gives the appearance of cascading long legs. This helps you to taller and slimmer.
  • Making your outfits pop - Nude shoes also help to make any outfit pop. If you are planning to wear a vibrant colour dress and want it to stand out, then just team it up with the perfect pair of nude pumps (similar to what Princess Beatrice has done in the picture above). The nude pumps help to divert all attention to the dress, without your shoes taking away the spotlight.
  • Classic Sophistication - One of the most sophisticated looks that you can create is by teaming up your LBD with nude pumps or sandals.You can also wear the shoes with black trousers and a well structured black blazer.
  • Something for the dark beauties - Yes ladies, you can stop fretting about not being able to sport the latest nude shoe trend. All major shoe brands have launched nude shoes in colours that compliment darker-skin toned women, ensuring that we beauties are also not left behind.
Perfect nude pumps for dark skin tones

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hermes all set to come to Mumbai - something we all are waiting for!

Yes, Girls you have heard it right! and Yes, the rumours are true. Hermes is coming to Mumbai and it will launch its first store in the city on the 20th July. So, come on girls, bring out your high fashion couture and prepare to head towards the newest high fashion outlet in town.

Hermes' second stand alone store (the first one was launched in Delhi around three years ago) is expected to come up Fort, right next to the Asiatic library. The store would be designed by RDAI, a Parisian architecture agency and have a sport the similar layout and interior design of all its worldwide stores. The store is expected to retail the entire range of luxury products, which includes ready-to-wear, jewellery and home collections.

Hence, for those who have been waiting to get their hands on the iconic Hermes bag or scarves, I can happily say the wait is over and its time to get out your credit cards (or encash your FDs :P) and head towards Fort.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Monsoon Trend Alert - The rise of the Wellies or Gummies

This year was the first time that I witnessed a short summer in Mumbai. Monsoon came early (or should I say came right on time), relieving us from the intense, grimy heat of the summer. 

Mumbai is known for its long torrential rains and its unbeatable spirit, in which no matter what the situation - be it a terrorist attack or torrential downpour - the city goes on with its daily regular life. Thus, in these situations, a fashionista can't simply stay at home (besides what's the fun of monsoons, if you don't go out and enjoy. Right??!), she has to venture out in the rain and muck. So, what does a fashionista do to protect herself from the muck and water. Well, she adorns her feet with the extremely cute Wellies or Gummies or more popularly known as Gumboots. In fact, this monsoon, Wellies have become the must have accessory in every girl's list. 

What are Wellies?

Well, Wellies or Wellington Boots, gets its name from the Duke of Wellington who had instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James's Street, London, to make by modifying the 18th-century Hessian boot. The new boots were made of soft calfskin leather that had the trim removed and was cut to fit more closely around the leg. The boot's heels had also been cut low, stacked around an inch (2.5 centimeters), and the boot stopped at mid-calf. It was rumoured that the Duke loved wearing these boots everywhere, even for evening outings.The boot was dubbed the Wellington and the name has stuck in British English language ever since. Little did the Duke know that his modified boot would become one of the hottest selling and must have fashion accessory in some fifty-sixty years time.
Duke of Wellington in his famous namesake tasseled boots - a 1815 portrait by James Lonsdale (pic courtesy Wikipedia)
While, the Wellies used to be available in the basic black and dark brown, however, a sudden bright idea of funky boots by a designer enabled the emergence of boots in bright colours and psychedelic designs. (Phew! who would want to wear boring black gumboots), making them a fun and colourful accessory for a dull, grey rainy day. Not only, are these boots fashionable, but also quite convenient as they protect our pretty little tootsies from the muck and dirty water.

Funky and Fun Wellies (pic courtesy Fashion Peach)
The Wellies have been quite a rage in the UK over the past few years. It is known that each and every woman owns at least one pair of Wellies. Well, girlies we don't have to be upset, these adorable rain boots are now available here also. 

Where are they available?

The beauty of these Wellies are that these boots are comfortable and one doesn't have to pay a bomb to buy them. Well, you can indeed pay bomb for the branded or designer boots, but if you are not looking for a branded one, then you would only need to shell out around Rs. 500 to 800 at the most. I have listed below all the places where you can get the Wellies in Mumbai.

Tresmode - all outlets
Price: Rs 1990 - Rs 2500
The boots are also available in pink.

Besos - Kemps Corner and Bandra
Price - Between Rs 1000 to 2000

You will get similar ones in Besos (pic courtesy Welly Warehouse)

Alpha - Irla
Price - Between Rs 500 and Rs 1500

Belly Shoes - Hill Road, Bandra
Price - Between Rs 500 and Rs 800

Similar Wellies are available at Alpha and Belly Shoes

Wellies are also available at Vero Moda and Kink in Bandra. In Vero Moda, the plain black ones are available at a price of Rs 1995.

Where to wear them?

Needless to say, Wellies go very well with casual and semi-casual outfits. 
Wear them with jeans, capris or skirts and head out for a shopping trip with friends, or a movie with your guy or for grocery shopping at the hypermart. These boots go well with every thing and everywhere. Unless, you work at a place, where casual clothing is the norm, I wouldn't advise wearing these boots to work.
Tip - If you do want to wear these boots to work, I would suggest keeping a pair of good basic colour pumps that would go with all outfits at your workplace. This way you can wear your Wellies to work and change into the formal shoes while in office.

Thus, here ends the post on the ever famous Wellies. Hope you guys liked, would love to hear from you all about it. :)

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