Goodies in the mail! – Pretty Secrets

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So received these goodies from Pretty Secrets a few days back, and have been wearing this pretty neon thing to the gym every day. Excellent fit and great fabric, this definitely worth buying for anyone who is looking to invest in gym gear!

Have you also tried one of these? If yes, what was your favorite thing about it?

P.S – Thank You Pretty Secrets for sending this box of goodies my way! ūüôā

The Lust list for S/S’15

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While I am too broke right now to go and buy all these shoes, I am going to settle for just writing about these and burning with envy, but some of you rich ladies may want to go and buy these! And if you do then I’ve got only one thing to say, ‘Good for ya ladies! Good for ya!’ Hmph. :p

Leather and Tribal Prints!

Winters is my favorite time of the year. You have so much liberty to experiment with clothes, accessories and everything else. You can hide all your love handles and muffins behind the layers of clothes (:p), no? So this, time I was back at home in Delhi, where it was freezing at 3 degrees, here’s the look I sported for an evening out.IMG_20150110_141617

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Earcuff from Forever21
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Leather Jacket – Zara Shirt – Flea market purchase Tribal print leggings – Forever21 Shoes – Steve Madden
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Ring from Forever21

I think some prints, some bold color, and a pair of unique shoes is all it takes to turn even a most boring ensemble into a most interesting one. That’s exactly what became the inspiration for this look. All I have done is paired a blush color satin shirt, with tribal print leggings from Forever 21. Along with shoes from Steve Madden and accessories, an earcuff and midi-joint ring from Forever21. The leather jacket is from Zara. Like the look? What’s your winter style?

Campaign Shoot for a Chocolate Brand

Blazer - Stalk.Buy.Love Trousers - FCUK
Blazer – Stalk.Buy.Love
Trousers – FCUK
Satin Dress- Kunchal's
Satin Dress- Kunchal’s
Swimsuit - Kunchal's
Swimsuit – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
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See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Dress - FCUK
Dress – FCUK
Dress - FCUK
Dress – FCUK
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Blazer & Shirt  - Calvin Klien Trousers - FCUK
Blazer & Shirt – Calvin Klien
Trousers – FCUK
Blazer & Shirt  - Calvin Klien Trousers - FCUK
Blazer & Shirt – Calvin Klien
Trousers – FCUK

As a Stylist, nothing makes you more happy than a beautiful project where you get complete liberty to experiment with your creativity. Thanks to the owners of the Chocolate brand, and the photographer, this project is that one project where I got to do whatever I wanted to in terms of aesthetics and styling.

Besides, all my PR friends at Calvin Klien, FCUK, SBL, and ToniQ, made this project a reality, without whose help it wouldn’t have culminated into anything.

So here’s how it came out! Let me know, what you think of it? ūüôā

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Portfolio Styling

This shoot got me all nostalgic, because it reminded me of the days when I was trying to make my portfolio. Fashion industry can be real harsh in the initial days, getting work is not always easy, and the competition is always cut throat here, but with perseverance, patience and a smile on your face you can get through just about anything.

We shot this one for the new kid on the block, photographer Ashutosh Choudhary, who is new to the industry ¬†and trying to find his spot here and I have to say, the guy’s got ¬†vision. He conceptualized it, I styled it and our awesome makeup artist Leeview worked his magic with his makeup brushes on Sonalika. And ofcourse the star of the shoot, the super model herself, Sonalika Sahay, was sweet enough to give an interview to me and provide a sneak peek into her fashionable life too! (I’ll be uploading that soon).

It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t mention my wonderful PR friend, Mansi Mayer, who helped me co-ordinate with peeps at Faballey, who provided us with the black party dress at the last moment, without which we couldn’t have got our desired shot. So here are the pictures, let me know what you think of the styling!

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Dusky is beautiful!

I have been meaning to write this post since a long, long time and I could not think of a better time than this, because summers I feel is all about colors, and this is the best time to sport all kinds of sorbets, neons and other bright shades.

While most people love colors just like me, I personally know a lot of other kinds of ¬†people too who shy away from them because they think, colors take their tone down by a shade. People who are dusky, subconsciously find themselves inclined towards monochromes. Not that there is anything with that, I love them too, but there is something about colors that I absolutely love! And I think everyone should! Because if it weren’t for colors, life would be so boring, fashion would be so boring. So here’s a post dedicated to all the beautiful people I know, and those whom I don’t know, ¬†but who are blessed with a beautiful sunkissed skin tone.

It does not matter what skin color you are, what age you are, what weight you are, there can be no excuse you can tell yourself for not opting for colors. Colors are beautiful and they reflect your mood beautifully. But if you think they don’t suit your skintone then here’s what you need to do.

Please make peace with your color, because trust me people pay shit load of money on artificial tanning and shit load of time under the sun to get that perfect tan and still disappoint themselves. If you are one of the few lucky ones who are already blessed with a beautiful skin tone, cherish it and instead of sulking and thinking of compromising with monochromes, make your way to colors and discover the lovely world of them.

There are certain things you should keep in mind, one of the first would be to notice that its all about the features. No matter how fair a person is, if they do not have sharp features chances are they are just going to look drab and of course we can’t change the features on our face, but we can sure use ways to enhance the way they look. So make it a rule of thumb, to use certain makeup products always. For instance, for ¬†eyes, eyeliner and eye brow pencil is a must, ¬†likewise for cheeks a bronzer. Take inspiration from any dusky beauty, be it Bipashu Basu or Lisa Hayden or Deepika Padukone, or Joan Smalls, they all use bronzers liberally to define their cheek bones. Apply a bit on the apples of your cheek to give your face a more defined and contoured look, take my word for it, it never fails!

Make sure you don’t use too many colors on your face when your opting for a bright color. Always balance your colorful outfit with just a bold lip color and liner, or in case you want to just highlight your eyes, skip the lipstick altogether and only let the color of your outfit and your kohl lined eyes, do the talking.

NEVER EVER go for a matching makeup shade for all three, lips-eyelids-cheeks, when wearing a bright colored outfit of the same color. Personally, I think its tacky and there is absolutely no reason why anyone should anyone opt for that disaster. Use your own aesthetic sense and play with colors, see what goes with your skin tone. I personally love to pair orange with fuschia dresses and vice versa, gold with black, blue with green, baby pink and red. You can experiment for yourself and see what works for you.

If all that text is not enough to convince you to experiment with colors, I want you to take a look at all these lovely ladies who are dusky and beautiful, who not only wear colors all the time, but also work those shades and how!

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Lisa Haydon working the hell out of that sunny yellow!
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One of my favorites, dusky beauty, super model Nidhi Sunil. Love that orange on her!
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Rihanna in hot pink
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Beyonce in orange, need I say more?
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Joan Smalls looking lovely in bright and cheery orange
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Nidhi Sunil in brights and neons. I don’t own this picture, but I sure love it for its colors¬†
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Joan Smalls for Gucci Campaign
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Lisa Haydon in lime yellow

Portfolio Styling

 

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Besides, styling myself and writing for this blog I make a living out of styling others :p So here’s the shoot we did for gorgeous Shivya, full of life and totally in character she gave us some beautiful shots, as brilliantly talented Pankaj Paul clicked away, and just as awesomely talented Supriti Batra did her magic on Shivya with her artistic strokes of makeup.

In case if you’re wondering where are the outfits from then the generous peeps at Stalk.Buy.Love (Dresses), Peppermint Diva (Lehenga and Saree), Air Castle by Somya Gupta (Blue gown), and Kunchal’s ( Cutout bodice) let me source from them for this shoot. ¬†Do you like how I have styled the looks? Hate, Love, Blah? What do you think, let me know!