Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OPPO F1 - My Selfie Expert


My recent trip to Mumbai was to attend a mobile phone launch by OPPO Mobiles. I had the idea that they were launching a new phone with focus on mobile photography, particularly selfies and that was what made me most excited. And I was not disappointed, which you will know as you read on!


Signifying the growing importance of mobile photography globally, OPPO mobiles launched its new device F1 which is supposedly a "Selfie Expert" with a front camera of 8MP, f/2.0 aperture lens and a sensor size of 1/4 inches. This allows for more light to enter the camera so you can take a clear selfie even in less ideal lighting conditions! It also has a Beautify 3.0 feature which brightens the skin and seamlessly removes blemishes so you can always look your best. You can also choose from different inbuilt filters and three beautification modes while clicking the perfect selfie. I tried one filter and clicked a quick selfie at the event and here's how it turned out:


Needless to say, I did not use any other editing app or Instagram filter on this image as there was no need! It came out perfect in the first try! There are no blemishes, the skin looks brighter, the makeup looks perfect and the overall picture is amazing!

{OUTFIT DETAILS: Skirt - Stalk Buy Love, Crop Top - Koovs, Heels - Forever 21, Watch - Michael Kors, Rings - H&M, Bag - Louis Vuitton}

Along with a 8MP front camera, it has a 13MP rear camera with an ISOCELL sensor, the phase detection autofocus (PDAF) with a focus time of just 0.1s, and the anti-shake optimisation feature which enables the camera to automatically select the clearest image from a huge buffer of image data the moment the shutter button is pressed. 


The design and build quality is exceptional too! The beautiful gold color is stunning and very sleek. The phone itself is very lightweight and it comes with a clear cover which enables you to show off the beautiful design while not compromising on the safety.


The F1 is specially designed with powerful software and hardware to make capturing stunning selfies a breeze, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 series Octacore processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM, all backed by OPPO's spectacular build quality with a silk feeling metal panel.

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The F1 comes is two colors of Golden and Rose Gold, and is 4G enabled at a price of Rs.15,990/-. Also, the F1 Hot Sale is going to start from 4th to 6th Feb, where 8-9 celebrities will be visiting the stores!

Here are a couple more selfies without any filter and with an inbuilt filter.



With the incredible price and amazing selfies, I really think you guys should at least check it out! It's definitely worth buying and plus it gives major competition to iPhones when it comes to looks as well as picture quality. The look and feel is in fact better than any iPhone, as per my own personal opinion and the price is unbeatable!


Monday, January 25, 2016

SFE Men: Pastels for Fall 2016

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{Sweatshirt/Jacket - Jack & Jones, Denims - H&M, Shoes - Zara}

Pastel colors are totally in for the fall and winter seasons of the year, looking positively fabulous in their softer, more muted hues that really bring out the definition of winter. Dusk blue is perennially a favourite shade for men. Reminiscent of the blue sky above, dusk blue is ultimately dependable and faithful. In a world that has become increasingly chaotic, this nostalgic color enables us to retreat into a safe place of quite blue calm. 

The grey paired with the blue contrasts and enhances it, it bounces off the white and blue without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow the other colors to take center stage. This glacier grey shade denim is timeless and a very versatile piece throughout the year. And for those who think the darker and jewel tones are the colors for fall wardrobe, think again.

With notions on what is and what isn't masculine, the blurred lines have allowed the fashion industry to experiment a bit more with mens trends. And pastel hues were one of the results of such experiments. Not everyone would think of pastel blue or pink or frosty yellow to be the primary colors of men's winter wardrobe but it is indeed one of the biggest trends for AW15-16. 


Location : JW Marriott, Aerocity
Model: Rohman Shawl
Photography: Vaibhav Sachdeva
Styling/Content/Post-Production: Srish 

Back in Black

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{Pullover/Denims/Shoes/Necklace/Ring - Forever 21, Jacket - Vero Moda, Watch - Michael Kors}

An all black outfit is one of my personal favourites. You can hardly go wrong with this one. Simple and chic, not much to think about this chic fall trend.

While we all know black is an universal flattering color when it comes to fashion, what you probably don't know is that it is super easy to style and experiment with. You honestly don't need to abide by any rule book. With an all black ensemble, anything goes. You can experiment with mixing texture, fabric, prints, trying new trends or pair unexpected pieces. If you are hesitant about any new black pieces you have bought recently which seems a bit difficult to style, create an all black ensemble and you will easily pull it off!

I styled this outfit on a very cold morning and decided to layer on a few cozy pieces. The slashed denim keeps the outfit from looking too stuffy and allows me to show some skin while still being super cozy and comfortable. The soft pullover paired with a structured jacket creates an interesting contrast of texture keeps the outfit looking sharp and chic. What is your favorite way of wearing an all black outfit? Do let me know in the comments below!


Location : JW Marriott, Aerocity
Photography: Vaibhav Sachdeva
Styling/Content/Post-Production: Srish