Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let's talk about Headbands!!

I was lazily ensconced on my leather couch one day mindlessly changing TV channels and happened to stay on Femina Miss India for a little longer cos I caught a glance of Malaika Arora Khan. I was intrigued as I thought I saw something different so I waited for a little long to catch a proper glimpse. Not that Malaika hasn't looked good ever (I for one am smitten by her sexiness and can't stop ogling every time she appears on screen, I can only imagine what the men must be feeling) but this one was absolutely breathtaking. I especially fell in love with her headband. Immediately made me wonder can headband ever be that one accessory that could complete an outfit and yet make you look extremely sexy??

I have had my share of love affair with this accessory but it's been a pretty on and off kind of relationship. I have always associated a headband with a cutesy girly look or maybe an accessory that is best used to keep your hair from falling on your face while washing it or applying make up. Until Blair Waldorf came in 2007 and changed the whole perception. Suddenly Headbands were considered hip & cool&  fashionable. I will confess I picked a few and after giving them a try and still coming out pretty unconvinced abandoned them like they never existed. Now they are stacked in the handle of my sliding door pretty much looking at me with despair and disbelief at the shocking desertion. 

The thing is I was still not convinced they could make an outfit look better. Cut to Lupita Nyong at Oscars in a Blue Prada dress with nothing but a dainty gold band to accessorise. Jaw dropping right??The image stayed with me for a very long and now Malaika in her Michael Kors gown with a studded headband. Is it a coincidence or are these seemingly obscure pieces making a comeback in a more sexy manner and more importantly can someone as average as me make these pieces look good??

Well, the only way to find that out is by giving it a try. What do you think about headbands. Should they be given a chance to compete with other statement accessories.. Would appreciate your thoughts. 
As for me I think they should :-)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Flat Feet!!

I have been nursing a foot ache for quite some time now. Just the other day I could feel the ache reaching the rest of my body and I had to cancel my movie plans which BTW never happens. I immediately blamed my excessive gymming (it definitely is not at all excessive) , took a break and booked a massage appointment to relax my tired muscles. I requested the masseur to pay extra attention to my distressed foot and tried to succumb to the pleasures of deeply invigorating Aroma Therapy massage. Unfortunately my foot was not in the same mood and because I had instructed the girl to give me an extra bit of rub there she took her job pretty seriously. Result - a very discomforting 15 minutes. I later learnt from her that my foot had swollen in one particular portion due to some nerve issue. Before she could tell me the reason for it which I was in no mood to hear I quickly thanked her and left the spa. As I recited my story to some of my friends, a quick judgment was passed by all and sundry - Blame the Heels. I was then asked to take life little easy in terms of fashion and do a de-tox of sorts. 
"Do not wear heels for at least 15 days and see the difference. Say Whaaaaat ?!?!?! "

I HAD to pay heed to what they were saying. Well, wearing no heels for 15 days vs wearing NO heels at all!!! You do the math. I set out on a mission "Flat Feet for 15 days" more so in the hope to prove my friends wrong and still blame it on anything other than heels (maybe a fall, maybe degenerating bones, maybe less Calcium, maybe Age... Phew!!)

Now, I needed something that could bring relief to my tired soles. It so happened that during one of my trips to my favorite store I found these flat pair of shoes that felt so comfortable that I immediately picked them up. Very pleased with myself and high on my purchase I showed off my shoes to my brother and friends at home. Pat came a comment from my brother- how ugly are those, why would you buy them. The look on the faces of others were also not too encouraging. Obviously I was extremely disheartened but determined to prove that my purchase was one of the most sensible ones that I had done in a long long time. I asked them all to try it out one by one. Slowly and surely I could see them converting not entirely convinced but giving a slight nod of approval to my Ugly yet Awesome purchase. I went on to explain and shower my enlightened gyaan on them as to how these ugly Birkenstockish looking shoes are making it back into the fashion scene and how huge have they been on the Ramp this year. They are also known as "the Man-Dals" Now I know that they do not kind of 100% agree with me but since I was so adamant that they looked good and it is FUF giving it a nod of approval I think they bought the idea somewhere & my ugly flats were accepted in the family.

So am I giving up on heels?? NO WAY EVA.  I am a huge perpetrator of heels cos I feel that the right pair of heels can make a woman look sexier and appear more confident. It is also one of the key accessories that can make or break an outfit but owing to my recent injury I am discovering these new trends that could once a while come as a relief to your tired feet and you do require something comfortable which will help you to run your daily errands with ease. I have completed 10 days of my Flat Feet regimen. My foot ache is still there but as for my tired feet they are loving these cozy comfortable ugly yet stylish Man-Dals
Leaving you with the "IT" - Flats of the season. Would you wear them???

Photo courtesy : Fashionvibe

Photo courtesy : Song of Style
Photo courtesy : Man Repeller
Photo courtesy : Sincerely Jules

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Style Shots - MONOCROP!!

Crop Tops - Love 'em , Hate 'em but you just can not ignore them. They are everywhere these days. Every time I see them I wonder when will I ever be able to wear those. I guess not till I swear myself off all the gluttony and devote some serious time in the gym. C'mon those Abs require some serious serious amount of dedication and hardwork. I figured till I reach there (which is Never) I need to find some other way to work around this trend that I have come to love and hate at the same time.
Now unless you have the Abs of Miley Cyrus you might balk at the idea of wearing a crop top. However there are more approachable ways incase you want to try out the trend. One of it would be pairing your top with a high waisted trousers or skirt and showing a sliver of your skin for the effect. Inorder to feel more comfortable you throw in a jacket on top.
For the faint at heart try out the trend with a crisp button down shirt underneath your top and pair it with a bottom of your choice. Voila! you have a different take on the trend that isn't bad either. What say??

Crop top : F21, Shirt : Brooks Brothers, Skort : Zara, Shoes : Dolce & Gabbana

Photos by : Dhanika Choksi

Crop Tops are here to stay this summer so keep on crunching!!!

Happy Spring / Summer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Slip into 'MULES' this Spring Summer!!

Hey Guys.. Since the weather has changed, its also time to bring changes to your wardrobe. It's time to take out cotton shirts, shorts, linens, summery dresses blah blah. It's also time to embrace the latest shoe trend that's been seen on the International ramps and I am sure we will probably be seeing it soon on the racks of various high street bands. So what IS it?? 
Remember those ugly open toe shoes more like slip - ons we used to wear in 90s called "MULES" (I don't know about you guys but I  have worn them ).  The word 'Mule' comes from french word for strapless slip on shoe. 
Pic courtesy : Fashionvibe
Well, they are back with a much chicer upgrade. The heels are higher and the silhouette is more modern. So if anybody looks at you with disdain for wearing those clogs just let them know that these are being touted as 2014s "IT "Shoes. Ofcourse the Shoe has got a modern twist and become much cooler than those frumpy clogs. So while you are out buying a new wardrobe do keep your eyes open for MULES

Pic courtesy : Sincerely Jules

What do you guys think.. I think they are pretty comfortable to slip into with your casuals and yet look fashionable. Must try and Must buy girls :-)

Happy Spring / Summer

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Style Shots - "All Things Nude"

Hey my beautiful people.. Hope you all are doing great. I am totally besotted by these two colors that seem to be the color of the season - "Powder Blue" and "Blush Pink" Both beautiful both very Romantic colors. While I am still looking for something in Powder Blue that would catch my eye, chanced upon this Blush pink leather skirt that looked really pretty. 
What better way to welcome Spring than going "All Nude" in the color of the moment. Also could find some really beautiful flowers blossoming on the otherwise lackluster streets of Mumbai. So this was my way of welcoming the Spring/ Summer of 2014. Hope you like it.

Knit Top: Zara , Skirt : Zara, Shoes : Steve Madden , Sunglasses : Zara, Neckpiece : Curio Cottage, Bag : Coccinelle

Photog : Dhanika Choksi

While the temperatures are soaring keep yourself cool with lots n lots of water. Have a fab weekend

Happy Spring / Summer

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