Friday, 15 December 2017

Victorian Candyfloss featuring StalkBuyLove


There have been so many inspirations throughout history that I strive to try on my blog. Yes, I 'm much rooted in the history of fashion like that but unable to translate the entire look.

Also one of the reasons I don't do it is not to make it look entirely costum-ey! Is that even a word?
Here's my mood board for this post,I always make one before I write my posts -hence decided must post it too!




My love for history has actually enabled me enough to be a lecturer at a design school in Mumbai- this gives me unprecedented access to lots of books. So while I was teaching my classes about Queen Elizabeth I swelled deep into not books but documentaries/ movies. We see the influence time to time in different variations but what if I had to make it my own, how would I do it. I wondered.

Story's second part goes on to how much I surf online shopping websites before doing anything else on the web is not even a joke. To get me in my zone I need to know what's happening with the e-com retailers. So I stumbled upon a pink shirt dress with beautiful collar. Now okay, I have very little or no neck(m no hate there) but I wondered if I could carry the dress. What the heck, I ordered it anyway-the things pink can make you feel. Cut to Goa and on last Day I knew how perfectly my Intoto heels matched my dress and my clutch from Kunst. I had to do something about it.

And could I have found a better location with a better name---PINK CHILLI
We started to shoot the look and Sanky did the most wonderful tight curls-Well I do look like somebody caught up between the kitsch time machine of today and Victorian era really. This looks however put together may not be what I imagined it to be but this is why I started the blog really. To feel unsettled, to take more fashion risks and not know what result I had wished upon.

My eye makeup is really a simple winged liner and pink lipstick to complete the overdose. You can get this dress from StalkBuyLove, heels(absolute love) from Intoto and beautiful sequinned clutch from Kunst by Diksha.











Thursday, 14 December 2017

My Bacardi Weekender with Lastinch & a bunch of Right folks

There is a time for a lot of firsts in our lives.2017 definitely was one of them and one of a kind. Right from being featured in ELLE to wearing swimsuit publicly to attending NH7 to watch Cigarette after Sex (total legit goal if you ask me), I have experienced quite a few personal goals these years. Yes at 26 these are goals for, as frivolous as I may sound.
And if you haven't gathered thoughts around my hints already Yes this is a mere lowdown on what I did at NH7. I definitely planned on documenting all my looks and things I did there but in complete honesty, I was completely absorbed (or maybe feeling myself too much) in the vibe. I had not expected to enjoy so much as this was going to be my first-hand experience at well everything to do with Weekender.

Personally, I'm extremely big on planning. I really like my travel lines to be absolutely figured out in terms of logistics and stay options, I will always have a second option ready in the back of my head. So until Thursday night, we did not have a place to stay and well then Pransh happened. He owns a beautiful Duplex in Koregaon park which was enough for us eight people.

For all three days, I chose extremely basic outfits, something that I would be comfortable for the whole day.I even repeated my Goa outfit for the second look.
My emphasis was more towards the hair. Hence for my first day, I chose to go with an extreme disco trashy vibes for my hair and makeup. Sanky chose to give me a very textural wave for a soft and effortless appearance. The Partings vary from middle to deep off-centre positions, while lengths are pulled forward to sit loosely over the shoulders. Hair has a soft sheen rather than matte texture. My makeup was big spidey lashes with mauve eyeshadow, On my lips, I wore a sheen pink lip cream and kept my skin extremely glossy. The shirt is borrowed from Sanky's closet paired with a metallic cami from H & M and OLD NAVY shorts.


For my last day I was watching my favorite band Cigarette after sex  I chose to wear a comfy t-shirt dress by Lastinch with beautiful detailing in of course a punk way.
Youthful and playful, pigtails emerge on the streets of Seoul and Tokyo. Styles range from double plaits to bubble ponytails which are created using colored hair ties. I wore my extremely comfy trainers.For My makeup, I Underlined My eye literally With Turquoise.


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Day 3










Sunday, 3 December 2017

Happy Spaces With Vajor

As a creator, I often myself deriving inspiration around me to weave a story. I had kept this dress as a memoir 'cos it looked like something my grandmother would pass on to me and when I happen to visit maternal home I was more than happy to flutter it around.
So come Thanksgiving and I know we are not an American family but nevertheless, we wanted yet another reason to be thankful for everything we have had and things that were yet to step in our lives.
What is unique about the space is its beautiful sepia-toned lighting and cosy spaces that make you want to bundle up with a book and chai and not interact with anyone but yourself. I say pretty similar to what the dress does to me too-the beautiful hand block printed along with foil detailing is as bit comfortable as it is festive.
Enough room for that yum food on the table and realm with tassels and pockets,
the right amount of ruffles this dress will keep you more than engaged.
I'm wearing a size XXL which is a lil loose for me given its silhouette but honestly, the dress needs absolutely zero accessorizing and you guys know how big I am on maxis that need minimum styling-this is your go-to dress. Here's a glimpse of my family time sans the familia from the picture but I will definitely show you space around.













I will see you on my Instagram feed waiting for your suggestions and feedback for my next blog post, till then Xoxo


Thursday, 16 November 2017

It's the Saree with the Twists

Time and again the saree has been reinvented. The 6 yards gives us just about as much freedom as we have wanted to drape it just as it was to gowns to skirts. My love affair with saree is a recent but a deep-rooted one. I really do go beyond of how beautiful it looks on the outside to rather how beautifully it would adhere to my body, how easy it is to wear and well who made it.
                  Saree before reaching to us touches much life altogether. Now just as a woman in today's time we have woes just not limited to our everyday wear. Add a good mix of being plus size and then treading the dangerous waters to find festive wear that is sophisticated, you are going to land yourself in quite a few woes.
So when I saw Lastinch doing a palazzo saree, it hit all the right nerves. Ask me what's not exciting about the saree-well just the name gives you a pretty clear image of how it is going to make saree wearing easy!




Bright and inventive color combinations are important this season, while the influence of street style impacts silhouette and style, a romantic mood is created via sweet vintage florals such as the classic rose which continues to bring a feminine dimension to the season. I have genuinely not felt the need to put much efforts in the styling department because of the complexity of the palazzo saree but also how simple it is to wear. You can genuinely take this saree from work to wee hours with a change of accessory.








Being a fashion professor this was all the Sushmita Sen feels sans the sexiness ofcourse, I could get to! I absolutely cannot emphasize how lovely it feels on your skin and legit need a single safety pin to hold it all together. Also peeing and not worrying about the pallu or the saree getting soiled is an option right now. All I did was wear an amazing pair of foiled block heels, a single statement bangle and my hair blowdried.
Sometimes beauty actually lies in simplicity :)
I hope you liked my blogpost, let me know your views while I brew some more fresh content for all of you pea bunnies.

XoxO

Sunday, 12 November 2017

A serene experience with Suko Thai

Stress is a word that even a 10 year relates to today -yes choosing a certain crayon colour can be extremely painful.  Jokes apart and no pun intended here we all deal with various kinds of stress every single day. Some more physical than the mental agony. I recently had a chance to visit Suko Thai-yes it been one of the famous chains we all have seen. I remember being apprehensive about visiting the spa even back then but decided to take the plunge anyway. And can I say I have never been this wrong-obviously for all the good possible reasons?

As I entered the spa I was engulfed by lemongrass goodness, needlessly it was everything I needed to drive my Monday blues away. I was made to feel at home immediately, my bags were put to rest, I was given the most comfortable pair of bamboo lined slippers and changed into loose drawer pyjama set. Also, Can I say how tastefully designed are the pants, I'm definitely recreating this one!I opted for the Traditional Thai Foot Massage for my feet and body as a whole. It is said to be beneficial to relieve stress and tension.


For the service I was guided to a dimly lit area which can I just say was extremely comforting and perfect for a power snooze. The recliner chairs were uber comfy and honestly, I was in a daze in no time.I was introduced to my therapist who got down to the massage in no time. Started by cleaning my feet with rosewater and wiping it clean. Then moving on to a balm and oil massage, which cannot be described as anything better in the world. All my leg muscles were so relaxed, the therapist explained me all the point sensors on my foot that were supposed to evoke each muscle.

The last 15 mins were dedicated to stretching and boy how did we stretch!This was better than the yoga that I have been missing out for months.





About Sukothai

Born in 2010, Sukho Thai is India's premier Foot Therapy brand inspired by the deeply rooted cultures of Thailand. The seemingly small nation has a great culture and is home to exotic fruits and flowers. The word ‘Sukho’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Sukh’ which connotes happiness and ‘Thai’ reflects its innate bond with Thailand. With over 15 outlets spanning across Mumbai, Pune and Goa, Sukho Thai is the first international foot massages spa chain to open a series of outlets in India.

Here's how happy I actually look after the massage. I hope you try the service for yourself soon and feel the difference, I'm definitely going back for more.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

The Adorned One by Nubella


Bright and inventive colour combinations are important this season, while the influence of street style impacts silhouette and style.A romantic mood is created via sweet vintage florals such as the classic rose while frills continue to bring a feminine dimension to the season,as states the WGSN too.


In the words of top and everybody's favourite model Ashley Graham "It's not just about size anymore, It's about inclusivity "Luckily we have some wonderful brands catering to our sensibility in India now. One of my definitive favourite and what I personally like to shop from .
The outfit I wear is something that I would wear to work sans the high block heels, I would swipe them for matallic loafers.The jacket is by Nubella isa limited edition baby-it has a detailed floral motif handpainted to each jacket that definitely makes it one of it's kind.

The outfit it so complete yet has this subdued elegance with a hint of sexiness. As a plus size girl cleavage is that unwarranted aunty that decide to pay you a visit of course almost leaving you red faced in public sometimes. this jacket not only comes to you rescue but also does much making a statement. I loved the sleeves and the neckline as it doesn't accentuate to give a droopy look and the sleeves being flared, are extremely c beautiful. Th e jacket is made in poplin is perfect for not only in betweens but also as a good piece of layering.

 







I'm wearing the KELSIE HAND PAINT POPLIN JACKET you can find it here

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Floral Retroluxe

I have previously collaborated for a fun shoot with Nubella in a colour that you probably would never see me in.The beautiful colour and fit of the top is not something I find very easily in a top. Missed out on reading that blogpost, read them here.
Like dresses are my got to options tops and basics pieces which I might say are wardrobe staples are extremely hard to come in my size.
Nubella definitely makes some great ones-they have an entire line dedicated to different body shape type that one can literally build their wardrobe on. This season I partnered up again with Nubella but this time in a floral zone-yes floral are one of those trends that have become classics. And with the never-ending variations, it's absolutely amazing to see how season after season they keep reinventing themselves!








For this blog post I tried to imbibe my very vintage vibe given how bleached my hair is right now.
I shot the entire look in millennial pink meets flute dress meets Mumbai chic.Now you may ask yes you have heard the word millennial pink but what is it anyway.To describe it literally ahmm.. that’s the tricky part. It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon.I like to date it back to watching one of my favorite Wes Anderson's movie Grand Budapest.If I was a character I would definitely dress up like this.
So coming back to the look I 'm wearing the Bonnie Tailored Shift dress with not a single drop of foundation/powder/concealer but just lipstick.Yes, you heard it! And complimenting it well with my INTOTO suede sandals and Tassel earrings by Kunst and a chic curly mop by Sanky Evrus.The dress not only fits like a dream but is so so comfortable ,the rayon fabric clings only onto the right places.The sleeve detailing and ruffled hem is, of course, my favorite things about the dress.You can buy them here.

Coming up next on the blog are more exciting stories, stay tuned!
Lovingly
XoXo