Happy Easter - Outfit and hair

31.3.13

Firstly, Happy Easter everyone. Usually Easter is mass at 8:30 and a party followed soon after with friends, half of which are booze-starved or meat-starved as they keep fasts for lent.

Also the last month that went by, was super crazy and work dedicated. At the beginning of the week, my mum asked me what I was going to wear for Easter, which I had completely forgotten about. To my rescue, came this emerald green fabric, that I picked up 2 years ago (Oh yeah, I can forecast fashion trends well!) Also we went for a simple, and easy pattern, as my tailor has been taxed with making everyone's Easter outfits!

And about the hair - Yes the first of it's kind. Now I'm luckily blessed with nice hair. But a month ago, I had mild typhoid, which renders hair loss as a side effect. And again with the work and crazy hours, I had no time to take care of myself. That's when I discovered TRESemm√© and their solution for hair loss. 
A week of usage, and I can already clearly see results. 
They also have this thing called 'Ramp -ready hair'.
Now I know that when we do shows, we usually prefer either poker straight hair, or have it tied back 
with a small puff, as it's easier to change and goes with almost every look.
So here is my ramp ready hair, or church-ready hair! I decided to stick to my natural hair, 
without straightening or blow drying, and just add a tiny braid across as a hair band.
Oh and yes, I trimmed my hair as well!





A non fuss, regular braid, that can originate from either left or ride side. If you fancy, you can add more than one as well. 
The next time I do this,  I'm going to add three, each a different size and style!


P.S - I don't blow dry my hair, I towel dry or just let it dry naturally.
Also I do not use any other product, besides the shampoo and conditioner, not even for special occasions. 




Outfit Breakdown


Emerald green dress - Tailored

Belt, neckpiece and pumps - Hill Road

Pops of colour

23.3.13

So on one of my crazy shopping trips (work related) I  came across these bright coloured trousers at Marks & Spencer in the sale section, or in the 'buy two for the price of one' section, to be more specific. I was in love instantly.
While they had a number of pretty blazers as well, none were in my size, and the only one that was (a cute powder blue piece) had a very prominent pen mark on the sleeve *yikes*

After looking at these pictures, I do realize the trousers need to be altered. They feel a bit loose on the waist as well.. 






Outfit Breakdown

Printed blouse - Bangkok
Pleated trousers - Marks & Spencer
Sling bag - Mango
Neck piece - Accessorize
Watch - Aldo
Suede pumps - Hill Road


Styling for the IFF and ISAF shows

22.3.13

The past month has been the most hectic one for me ever.. We were working on the IFF (India fashion forum) and ISAF (India shoes and accessories forum) shows. It's an annual thing where they have fashion shows for brands. We, (just two of us) styled the shows, just like we did last year and had a lot of fun as well.

Here are some pictures from the show

Jack & Jones

Lee Cooper

Alberto Torresi - can't tell you how much I love them! P.S - scroll to the bottom to see what they gave me!
 P.S - the head pieces worn by the girls were made by my mum!



Sin - A menswear brand, that is in its starting phase, soon to be launched.

Pavers England - My favorite, because the whole nautical-sailor theme was my brainchild  and I'm proud of how it turned out.

We decided to go a bit OOTD, but everyone loved it!

Entire first look (excluding jacket), high waist sailor shorts, striped sleeve tee in the centre and the red pinstripe jacket at the end - All from Splash 

Check out that awesome blue wrap jacket from Kazo in the centre!
P.S - The Mango dress at the end! *wink*

Metro - Another crazy idea I came up with - to show a product in two different colours. So we ended up doing this crazy neon-pop colour thing. At first the models were very reluctant to wear two different coloured shoes! But the feedback was great.
P.S - The last two skirts say 'Gap kids' size XXL on the label *giggles*

 Blurry was all I got..

Scullers


Banish - a footwear brand that I titled boys just want to have fun, where we started off with a jacket and down got down to basics and then bare bodies.. Major eye candy!

Nike

Elle kids - Yes Elle launched their kid's line, and it was just too cute!

Skechers

Woodland

There were a couple of other brands too, which I did not style for, hence no pictures!

A very bad after the show picture, where mom pulled me into the frame. I was still busy talking to clients and the brands..

And here is my small gift from Alberto Torresi
These awesome custom made colour blocked wedge booties with studs and spikes!

All pictures taken by Sheehan (while I was too busy backstage handling stuff) except for my shoe picture!

Stripes - your guide on how to wear Spring's hottest trend

15.3.13

Stripes. Stripes and Stripes. Everywhere. On the runway, on the streets, on window displays, on TV. Just every-freaking-where!

So it's safe to say, that stripes are part of the hottest trends this season.
Now we have all been advised to stay away from horizontal stripes and stick to vertical. But this time it's all about taking risks!

According to my judgement, vertical does always work best on any body type. But you needn't shy away from horizontal. Horizontal can look brilliant on skirts and dresses. 


Dresses. You can't go wrong with a striped dress can you? Actually you can..
Recently I was at a shoot, and I saw another stylist who was wearing a jersey material bodycon dress with horizontal stripes. That girl was slim and the dress would have looked great on her, but one thing that stuck out sorely was her tummy. Now it's okay to have a tummy. Almost all of us do anyway. But the trick is to cover it up. A simple belt or even a cardigan can help here.
Or even instead of a bodycon dress, go for a shift or an A-line instead. Problem solved. Easy right?


So I decided it was time to show you, two different ways to wear striped dresses. 

Now before we proceed, I have to clarify, I'm styling for a a fashion show, involving a footwear brand, and I'm working on a nautical theme for them. So I have started talking, living and breathing stripes (if you know what I mean)

So here is look 1 - Very nautical indeed. I just need a sailor hat, and I'm all set!

  


Why the blazer? Well my nautical theme just needed it. Also a figure hugging striped dress is not ever one's cup of tea.

Look 2 - Very fun and causal, compared top the first - (Since I'm so busy with work, I had to settle for low light pictures before a dinner I went to! Sorry guys)





A cardigan to cover the tiny bulges (if any) and a belt adds definition to the waist. Neon still continues to be a trend this season as well, so I decided to add them as accessories here.

What I love about the dress in look 1 is how well fitted it is, and it comes in 3 other colours!
What I love about the dress in look 2 is that I picked it up from the streets for 200/-

Outfit Breakdown

Look 1
Striped dress - Mango
Causal blazer - OVS
Dolce & Gabbana inspired bag - Linking road
Neckpiece and ring - Hill Road (same stall)
'Wings' - gifted
Pumps - Hill Road

Look 2
Dress - Manish shopping centre (4 bungalows)
Cardigan - Hill Road bought 'Calvin Klein'
Neckpiece - InPink
Belt - Splash (part of set of 3)
Bag - Store in Link Square mall
Flats - gifted
Rings - Blur

Here are some ways to incorporate stripes into your daily wardrobe.

For beginners - The striped shirt
Striped shirt
Lets start off with a peekaboo effect. Wear a striped shirt and a cardigan over it (layered affect), buttoned all the way up. Lets the striped collar peek out, and fold your sleeves to have the stripes peek in again. Folds could be wrist level or 3/4. Complete with appropriate accessories.

For the beginner - A striped accessory
Striped bag
Lets try another one. Still not too keen on stripes, carry a bag instead. Or wear striped shoes, or a scarf, or a belt. Basically any cute striped accessory that catches your eye

For the Fashionista - A striped blazer
Striped blazer
Another way to channel the trend is with a blazer. No one can go wrong with that right? 

For the Fashionista - A striped skirt
Striped skirt
No need for nice legs to wear this now. Make sure the stripes are not too big and wide. Especially if you are curvy on the hips and butt.

For the bold - Striped trousers/denims
Striped Pants
I hate saying this, but to wear these pants, please make sure you have nice legs. Now to define nice legs - I mean shapely legs. Even if you are a size 14, if your legs are toned, go for it. Seeing wobbly bits wobble, is a big turn off. However if you are still keen on them, wear a longer tee/tunic shirt that covers the problem areas.

For the bold - A striped dress
Striped dress
Ready to try the dress? A good mix of vertical and horizontal stripes make this a dream dress. Really.

For the pros - Stripe clash!
Stripes vs stripes
If you are a risk-taker, this one is for you. The head to toe stripe look. Now do you dare?


Get your dose of stripes from stores like Only, Vero Moda, Mango, French Connection and Zara.

Red Red Walls

7.3.13

So if you don't already know, I am a bargain shopper. I prefer street shopping over branded clothes any day.

This post is all about showing off my newly acquired skirt (well one of the two). I also got a really nice bag, which might make it in my next outfit post.
Now lets play a game, guess where and for how much I got this skirt from (answer at the bottom of the post)!









I couldn't stop taking pictures of the skirt. I love the way it moved  when I walked. In fact, now I'm definitely going to make a few like these. They are perfect for summer. So airy, and they look cute too. 
Although on this one, I have to increase the lining part, it barely covers my assets!


Outfit breakdown

Acid green ganji with embossed heart - gifted
Black cardigan - Had it since I was young, only at that time, it was actually a blouse for me, now a chic cardi!
Belt - Colaba Causeway
Burnt brown sling bag - gifted
Brown wrist wrap and ring (left hand) - blur
Red beaded bracelet - Old thing that's been lying around
Gold woven chain-like hairband (worn as a bracelet) - gifted
Studded sandals - Hill Road

And finally!
Purplish-blue transparent skirt with double slits - Lokhandwala for 275!


All pictures taken and colour corrected by Sheehan