Monday, 26 September 2011

Dress Up For The Festive Season

Sabyasachi Creation
 Your wardrobe for the oncoming festive season is most probably is ready. Now you have to match up your gorgeous ensemble with glamourous make-up. Whether you love a muted look or a festive extravaganza, this festive season go full on your make-up with your favourite brand of cosmetics or mix and match different brands of that perfect look.

 First prepare your face with the corrector, concealer and powder with these tips from Bobbi Brown-- the famous make-up artist and owner of a line of cosmetics:


Now apply your foundation for a flawless look.

Make-up in a nutshell. See Bobby Brown's 10 step make-up lessons for a glowing a face.

Get gorgeous eyes with right tricks:

 Or this.....

Wear glasses? No problem. Highlight your eyes with these shades and techniques.


If you feel frustrated with your looks or because you are not so young any more, feel empowered with this video by Bobby Brown-- one of my favourite make-up artists. As she says beauty is not about what others think but about individual style, individual beauty and about the woman feeling good about herself!

And see this one....

And finally enjoy this video from Loreal with Sonam Kapoor showing you make-up tricks.

Use any brand of cosmetics to create a look that complements your skin tone and your age. And enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Update Your Fashion Quotient with Chunky Jewellery

From runways to boardrooms to your neighbourhood shopping arcade, this season everyone is flaunting oversized jewellery pieces. So the mantra is to be extravagant and over the top with whatever you may fancy-- multi-strands of mis-matched beads, jumbo-sized mixed-metals or loads of gold and silver chains. Be assured that with these adornments you will definitely turn the heat on and make an impact wherever you go as opulent jewellery pieces scorched the ramps at Lanvin, Chanel, Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Armani shows.

Fashion experts say, be it your boring executive suit, a flamboyant evening dress or a casual denim jacket-- a piece of statement jewellery will add loads of glamour to all of them. So turn on your style with the season’s strongest accessory and create a visual impact with statement jewellery.


Be the Boho-Chic


Most of the season’s bold pieces have borrowed heavily from tribal designs and have been moulded into a contemporary style. Unleash your bohemian side with these chic necklaces in myriad colours and shapes made of glass, plastic, steel, wood, resin, horn and acrylic. Two or more different shapes of beads are combined with metals like brass, copper, pewter, or vermeil beads to create delightful pieces which you can pick up at any local store at a reasonable price. So break all traditional rules and embrace the tribalesque funkier, edgier, designer pieces. 

Girl next-door look


If a simple t-shirt with jeans or cut-offs is your daily staple and you are apprehensive about teaming it up with  chunky necklace, do not worry. A multi-strand neckwear or a big pendant will add instant spunk and create an interest to the overall look.  

Rock It

Designers world over are rediscovering the charm of semi-precious stones. Available in a mind-boggling array of colours and shapes, these gemstone necklaces are in great demand. Get a necklace in bright Turquoise, a fiery Carnelian, a crimson Coral, a chic Onyx, a fresh Jade or a purple Amethyst and wear them according to your mood. The big stone necklaces are either designed with strands of beads or interspersed with silver beads and spacers. Who says that to look feminine, you can’t be bold?

Silver Babes



Though silver prices are touching the sky, this white metal is very much in vogue this season. Necklaces are made of chunky silver beads that are moulded in the shape of insects, flowers, and leaves, animals— whatever you fancy— and threaded together in rows to create an ethnic magic. Layers of simple chains with a gigantic pendant seem to scream that when you can have it all, why settle for only one? The pendants could be either engraved with some motif or encrusted with stones. Or let a broad choker embrace your dainty nape.

Gold Rush


If you find the lure of the yellow metal too irresistible but want to look stylish as well, you will not be disappointed. Indulge yourself with intricately designed luxurious statement pieces. Jewellers are stocking opulent pendants and luxurious necklaces, crafted with precious stones, that are sure to turn heads.  So whether you are an Indian bride to be or a woman of the world – you can pick up one of these as per your choice.


Vibrant Colours

A big trend throughout 2011 would be bold and vibrant colours. Random colour and multicolor could be seen in many necklaces. You will never go wrong with three or more multi-coloured bead necklaces over your solid hued outfit. . These hip and classy statement will work great if you keep your other accessories low-key.

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls have always allured both young and old women over the ages. Several strings of  pearls teamed up with silver beads or semi-precious stones look elegant as well as keep you trendy.


Crystal Gazing

Be it Swarovoski or some other brand — a chunky crystal necklace is a standout item every woman should have in her jewellery box. Several layers of crystal beads in vibrant colours will add sparkle to any wardrobe and take it from drab to fab in a jiffy. So who needs a diamond?

Less is More Vs Pile on More

Many fashion experts feel that if you do not want to look like a tribal Goddess, keep this oversize trend to the minimum. If you are wearing a heavy necklace, give your ear-rings a miss. But if opulence is your mantra, pair your chunky pieces carefully-- one piece near the top of the body--either earrings or a necklace--plus a ring on one hand and a light bracelet on the wrist. Try out the pieces and discover your style.

But then if your mantra is "More the Merrier", so be it. This season, it is all about size —rather oversize-- and opulence! So if your mood dictates you to team up your statement neck-piece with wrist-full of blings, or to showcase your dainty neck with several long and short chokers and necklaces, do not hesitate. Keep the outfit simple so that the necklaces and other jewellery pieces become the point of attention.

Therefore, if you have been fancying chunky jewel pieces but did not know how to wear them, take tips from these ideas and flaunt your style statement.

Dannijo Jewellery: Via- Dannijo, net-a-porter

Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Few Glimpses

A few images caught my eyes this morning. They are breezy and bright. These are images of the guests at New York Fashion Week. Take inspiration from these vibrant prints, casual and carefree styles, juicy colour blocks, chunky  and overload of  jewellery and get a polished look.

Blogger Peony Lim
Dahlia Alghuniam, creative director of

Brooke Bobb
Caitlin Moran

Garance Doré
Leah Chernikoff of Fashionista
Model Mila Krasnoiarova
Combining Colours
A Dash of Colours and Patterns Look Interesting
Brigitte Nilia Wilborg
Camilla Sentuti

Via: Elle

Allure of Indian Saris

India is a country of colours and flavours. And with the onset of the festive as well as wedding seasons, that will last for a few more months, Indian women are all geared up to show off their finery in clothes and jewellery. Saris with golden borders and pallus are specially worn on festive occasions or during weddings. Here I showcase a few Nalli silk sarees in bright colours and intricate work. This new collection will entice young and matured women alike with their rich colours and textures.

These were part of Kalyani Collection. I am also totally in love with the blouses as well.

And below are saris from Gen next Collection.