{ E.D.I.T.O.R.I.A.L} A Ruffle to remember


Hello there!

As promised, here are more frequent posts for you all and I am loving it. I know it means sleepless nights or perhaps slogging the whole weekend off and super early mornings- But this is How we roll! At the end, its all worth it.

Whats is the weather in your part of the world? As for me,  the rain spells have begun in the city and every part of the country is glowing with a brilliant green cover. Rains mean a lot of extra tasks- like Keeping away moisture from closets, stowing away leather shoes , avoiding thick garments as they are difficult to dry and of course doing a little rain-shoe refresh. The only part I enjoy is the rain-shoe picking or shopping :D This time i got silicon wedges in black with a gold bow. So perfect for daily wear!


For those who are still enjoying the sunny skies, the SS'17 ruffle trend has my heart. Ruffles have been a favourite from the Renaissance period adorned by the European royalty when they would wear a ruffle almost everywhere- on the neck, sleeves, dress and even shoes. All this in the renaissance period, influenced by the Tudors OF ENGLAND.

Though maintaining them is a daunting task if you want to keep them looking good. This SS17,  ruffles have made there way in every form and every possible object- From ruffled sleeves to ruffled mules, you can have them wherever you like!

This layered butterfly ruffle sleeve is my absolute favourite because it oozes a regal charm. This tudor style resort was the perfect setting to shoot the look.

The kimono style wrap makes the bust area appear lighter and draws attention towards exaggerated sleeves. Owing to the synthetic fabric, the sleeves don't crease or become flat. Thats a Yay , because I dread ironing clothes . I mean , who doesn't ! If you ever buy this layered ruffle sleeve, remember to check the fabric. Cotton will be the most difficult to manage while a synthetic fabric will be easy or you'll spend hours ironing the sleeves . As I speak , I got one more similar blouse from Zara, though the sleeve bit is slightly different. Check my insta for that!  If you have a petite frame, you can chop off some of that long wrap belt, or it can seem to consume you. Combine it with the most amazing Chokers and you're going to look a total DIVA! Enjoy the pictures- This is a picture heavy post thanks to Nik's amazing skills behind the camera, I have struggled to filter down to these! I know they are a lot, but i just couldn't help it.

































Kimono Blouse - A shop in Hill road, Bandra | Choker- Forever 21 | Shorts- Zara | Tights- Marks & Spencer | Boots- Sarojini Nagar,Delhi


Location- The Himalayan, Manali. (Personal vacay)

Did you enjoy this post as much as i enjoyed shooting for it???

TILL NEXT TIME, CIAO!









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{ EDITORIAL} The Orchard Girl



Amidst a setting that was beyond serene , I found the perfect place to shoot this dress full of lemons inspired by the D&G SS2016 collection. D&G has used a sheer fabric , this one is a an opaque & bright satin, though sheer would have been good. The fit is lovely and yes I feel a little guilty wearing this ,but i love this print- I had to choose it when i found this on the VIP website . As usual, you will be spoilt for choices on their website, so go ahead and drool!

Kasol is perhaps the best shoot location i can imagine in my homeland! A true wonderland, amidst the hills and river Parvati gushing with sheer magnitude, this is a surreal experience you cannot miss.
Himachal Pradesh is a treasure trove of beauty and this amazing retreat is called- the Himalayan village, about 2km away from the centre of Kasol village. The stay is made up of cottages as well as these traditional machaan, which can be found in a less glamorous condition in the hamlets around like Pulga/Malana.
More about these places, in a separate post. For now, enjoy this dress and the perfect background- I didn't want to blink my eyes!
















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D&G SS 16
Till next time, ciao!

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{EDITORIAL} Lace is more


In the middle of a confused weather- the sunny sun blazing at hyper heat & droplets falling with doubt- the monsoon season has me delighted ! Not that i have lost my mind due to the humidity levels, but I can't be happier as I can still shoot in this weather and bring you these posts!  Remember last season?  I couldn't shoot for 2 straight months thanks to the rains and a cloudy sky. Ofcourse , rains are important and it better start raining regularly , but I couldn't thank the weather lord enough this weekend. Fashion bloggers are like those chipmunks who collect their food in autumn to be eaten in the winters. We shoot non-stop in the summers , before the rains set in because you never know how often you will get to shoot in monsoons!

And this is exactly why this post is preceding the promised posts from Manali and Kasol- the excitement of a monsoon shoot gone right!

When the sweet people at VIPME sent me their links to choose the dresses for this post , I was spoilt for choices just like last time. They have the best selection in dresses be it any silhouette you've ever imagined. I am all for solid colours and ruffles.  And now, VIPME is merging with the biggest flash sale partner VIP.com . So use this link- VIP to check the fabulous collection! The link of my dress is also below so that you can buy it if you like it!

My Lace dress from VIP- > See here.















Dress- VIP | Neckpiece- Promod | Leather Sling- Dharavi market | Heels- Charles & Keith
>Photography- Mayur Shedge.

I don't have a tendency to buy lace, I think the ruffles got me here and I chose this dress! I couldn't have thought of a better fit /color/design with an online pick! The asymmetrical hemline , the way the ruffles fall around my elbow and the bottom- it looks so feminine and elegant . This dress is INSTANT dressy and you don't need any accessories to up the ante. I would've skipped the neckpiece too if it wasn't for my black spiked stilettos from my secret sale. They are the best stilettos I own- and though they hurt, they've all my heart!


Since their sizes are Asian,they are a size small as compared to the Indian size chart. So here , I am wearing a SIZE L , which is equivalent to SIZE S/M- UK 10. Just keep this in mind when you order.
In flat 15 days the package was here in Bombay, sent via DHL - no customs . Totally love my second experience with VIP . There is another dress that I wore in Kasol, and that will go live next! Till then, enjoy the VIP experience and tell me what you got! Also, I would love to see the links of your favourites from VIP, there are endless options and one tends to miss out .


Till next time, sooner, CIAO!

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{ E.D.I.T.O.R.I.A.L} Silken Sands

Hello June! Hello humid weather!

I have had an overdose of the sun thanks to the shoots on weekends and my meetings on weekdays.
But I am not complaining, thanks to a disciplined skincare routine and drinking lots of water. Hope you are hydrating yourself well too and the rains are just around the corner!

This  shoot was one of the most fun filled shoots because I had my friend to help me out, with the drape and she decided to stay back to see how our shoots look like. Naturally, It was hilarious for her to watch the BTS and be a part of the madness.

I dropped my cousin at the airport which was a few weeks ago at 6.30 am and packed this pretty saree from Triveni Ethnics in my jhola bag. I packed a bindi strip, lipsticks, bangles & neckpieces that I could find and my glares, everything while i was half sleepy. At 7 , we were at my friends place and realised we had no safety pins to secure the drape. Guess what, I didn't even have a petticoat. So I wore this saree over a linen pant . I can't even imagine how we managed to pull this , laughing our way throughout and draping it under 15 mins, thanks to her!

I cant begin to tell you how pleased I am with the Triveni online ordering system. I can't believe that a saree amateur like me, keyed in measurements for a blouse and got it like i imagined- all thanks to their descriptive measurement process complete with indicative images. A saree's beauty lies in the way you do the blouse. I wanted something contemporary that goes with my personality . So I was sure I wanted a crop-top like blouse which i could use with a pair of denims thereafter.

There is also an option to attach a reference image and so I attached a reference image of the blouse.  The whole measurement process is explained with diagrams as you enter your measurements one by one. I didn't even have a proper measuring tape . I used a metal measuring tape used for measuring spaces! And the team at Triveni just got it right. The blouse was 100% as per my expectations. Its unbelievable . You must give it a try. My eyes are on their lehanga collections which are so perfect for summer weddings and extremely affordable . Enjoy the edit!

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Saree: Triveni | Neckpiece- Vero Moda | mirror work cross body- Sarojini Nagar | Kolhapuri- Colaba | Sunnies- Rayban


Till next time, CIAO!
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