Merry CranBerry Street Style

When in doubt, wear red.
                                    -  Bill Blas

 How many of us would agree? Red is considered as the most daring color when it comes to
anything from apparels to accessories.When most of us decide on anything in red, we think twice!
But if you own that one piece of apparel/accessory/footwear in red, believe me , with a merry attitude,
it goes on to become a statement!

 So what is that piece of 'red' that you've been thinking about?

When i first saw this pair of cranberry-colored denims, i didn't think twice :) 
I knew i had to have it .
Colorful denims if paired well, can transform your street style
from rugged & boring to bright and spunky!
 My next lookout is burnt orange :)

Turquoise on red is a harmonizing combination .Hence i decided
to pair the denims with a turquoise leaf ring and a turquoise studded neckpiece.
Mumbai is still not very cold but December it is- hence the layering effect with a polka dot shirt
worn as a jacket and another neckpiece with multichains to jazz it up.
With most colors muted, i let red do the talking! 

 Cropped denims,Globus| Ring,neckpieces,bangles,Shirt worn as jacket, Colaba| Wedges.Chandigarh| Purse, Janpath,Delhi

With  christmas eve just round the corner, you must have been full with your shopping bags!
Let me know what you bought for christmas for yourself and others!
As for me, i already have gulped down half of my Christmas cake gifted by my best friend who also 
helped me with the pictures this time ...Thats the best gift i could recieve- Cake + photos for my blog :)
                                             MERRY CHRISTMAS :)  SPREAD the CHEER :)

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Breezy Faux Winter!

'There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. '
                                                                                          ~Alfred Wainwright

Mumbai has been hot inspite of October being a promising month at least for some time.
December is when i can't resist doing posts on winter fashion. 
So for the faux Mumbai winter, lets dress up in cosy and highly tailored outfits.

Match me with the sky 

        Top: Flowy full-sleeves tunics in synthetic fabrics or knits for cooler temperatures tailored to perfection.

        Bottom :  Tights  in winter shades like black,indigo,magenta, violet or bold prints like leopard prints  and even florals. (for Mumbai )
        * Printed tights , available at Vero Moda.
         In case of cooler climates, try the woolen tights. 

  Footwear:  I know the footwear makes you wonder what it is supposed to be called and where it came from ! As the weather is 'faux', i call it a faux pair of boots. This is a 'sock sandle' where its sandal +leg warmer/socks and has a tiny wedge heel!
This suits Mumbai weather as it lets your feet breathe !
Though it may whip up extreme reactions, its upto you to love them or hate them!I await your reactions to this one :)

For a cooler weather , try leg warmers and a pair of black/grey/brown/ taupe/olive  (suede ) flat/heeled boots to add the funk.

The oriental print in the tunic inspired a pretty addition of a pink Japanese Parasol with cherry blossom tree hand-painted on it !
Infact the Red- beads are a reminder of big ripe cherries ! 

I love all things oriental and cherry-blossomy :)
I will soon post the tiny oriental charms i treasure !

Guarded by the cherry blossom parasol

Sandals, | Cherry blossom parasol, Singapore | Beads, Colaba
Till next time, wear your best tights and tunics to welcome the winters...!

I await your precious comments . Let the love flow...
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Henna revived !

This post is specially dedicated to the sweet 'prey' ( kidding ....) rehab , yes these pretty hands belong to her! I totally loved doing the Mehandi ( Henna ) art for her this Id.
I indulged in this art after a long gap of 5 years! ( and thats why, the 'prey') .
I would refrain from adding any expert comments here and let the pictures do the talking :)
Let me know how you like it...
A pat on the back for Shashank .Thank you for giving us your precious time and art (he shot the pics).
You can check his fabulous visual collection here.
Till next time...Byeeee :)

                                                       Photos : shashank, Edits: me

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Statement Kolhapuris !

Its November and Mumbai is still basking in the glory of the Sun GOD. I have been trying my best to welcome the Mumbai winters (lol) , i mean temperatures that drop below 30 degrees :)
The heat doesn't give up.So i decided to fight the heat.

I don't want to tie my hair.Come sweat, i have a tissue and more!

So here's my favourite combination of skinny(u heard it right !)cotton trousers in pastel blue teamed with a
tailored floral print shirt tucked in.The colors are cool summer colors like white,blue,silver(belt).
This look is ideal for a semi-formal meeting or Friday dressing.What makes this look chic is the traditional leather Kolhapuri wedges with traditional colors:  rust , green and golden!Combine this with a leather messenger bag and you are good to go .

Kolhapuris and skinny trousers make a super-smart combination when you want to look simple and yet
dressed up!
You can also team kolhapuri wedges with skinny jeans or flowy floor-length skirts.
If your kolhapuris have statement colors like the ones in mine, try not to wear bold colors in your outfit
or it will draw the attention away from the kolhapuris.Keep your dress prints simple to hihglight the wedges.
Try pastel shades and lots of whites.Accessorise with statement pieces like a big beaded necklace!

Shirt-Colaba | Skinny trousers- Janpath ,Delhi | Kolhapuri wedges-Colaba | Bag-Dooney & Bourke

Try this before the heat goes away! Till next time....Byeeee :)

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Behind the lenses and in front !

Here's my cousin Apurva who came down to Mumbai as she won a makeover contest at
These shots were directed and shot by me with a simple digicam. No professional gadgets here!

Since we both click each other ,you will be seeing her shots as well in some posts.Now that she is flying back to Delhi , we have done enough shoots in advance to keep the blog running till we meet next :)

The jumpsuit is what she bought as part of the makeover featured in the blog above.And this is how i styled her for my shoots.

Doesnt she look like a great painter !
The jumpsuit helps to shorten her length which is a staggering 5'10 1/2.
We added the black full sleeve top to give her a slimming look for her apple shaped body.
The painter props like the roller and the paint can clicked me instantly when i saw them lying around.
Post your views on this look here.I will be waiting for your comments.

Jumpsuit, GURU india | neckpiece, Accessorize

<Edit> On my friend Rehab's request!

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Palazzo Play

And just when we thought futuristic clothing was the way forward, the fashion fraternity takes a REWIND to the 70s trend.
Palazzo Pants.
Seen in all its flavors from prints to solids, medium flares to wide flares in Spring-summer 2011, Palazzo is the word.

When i found these, they seemed almost as irresistible as would have an Apple to Adam .
They are best worn with skinny tops to avoid a ballooned look.
They are a boon for the taller crowd , as for the shorter girls it gives them the illusion of a shorter frame.
See how beautifully they hide the hips and since they are high waist, accentuate the waist further!

If you are out in the breezy weather, the air fills these pants and look prettier.
Perfect for a summer stroll on the street !

And to pair it with my Mom's 70s tusk neck piece was sheer delight.
I feel like a Hippie from the 1970s.My dad would wear the medium- flared pants back then; i can't wait to show him these :)

Pants- PAX | Neck piece- mom's | Sandals- Metro | Ganji- Colaba Causeway
Photos: Apurva Saxena
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Urban Jungle

i have been waiting really long to grace my blog with yet another colorful post .And the time has come.My exams are over. yayyyy. And i couldn't be happier with a 3 day break and my cousin landing up at my place . Just the right time for some fashion hunts and fun.

Mumbai heat is carrying humidity from all around the world and i have been sweating like a million pigs !

I wanted to created an urban jungle look.
Fresh crisp white cotton shorts and some pop of color-with a sleeveless pink shrug and my shiny red skinny belt.
White is the perfect canvas to paint with bright colors and lots of Gold !

And since the sun reminds me of tribal fashion, i load my arms with chunky bone bangles combined with brass bangles in various textures and sizes.Remember, wear them from Larger circumference to small so that they look structured.

Also shown here is my latest find- a leopard print on wood ring which adds that wild daring look.
The beaded strappy sandals go well with all things short -single colors or earthy prints. Do not forget to paint ur nails in the neon shades of oranges,reds and pinks to give it the hot edge!

Striped Ganji,Shrug,Bangles,Ring,Sandal-Colaba Causeway| Perforated Can pendant- Hongkong(Ebay) | Shorts- Janpath,New Delhi | Sunnies- Bandra | Leather bag- Blue Oyster | Belt - Madame | Nail color- Maybelline Colorama Graus
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