Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fall Fashion and Hats

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{Denims/Jacket/Rings - Forever 21, Crop Top - H&M, Hat - Zara, Shoes - Aldo, Bag - StalkBuyLove, Watch - Michael Kors, Sunglasses - The Black Box}

Can we just hurray in excitement for a whole minute! My most beloved season is here in full form and I couldn't be more excited. Fall season is my favourite not only because it is the perfect temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, but also because it brings along limitless possibilities of layering, accessorising and styling. Although I am aware that Winter will surpass this temperature in a matter of weeks or probably even days but I am going to be making the most of this time however little of it I am allowed.

This outfit is my first tribute to this season, where I have incorporated the core trends for fall. Plaid is having a moment on the runways and I brought it down to the streets with this light woolen cape jacket. It was a gem found buried deep in the treasure hunt we all go through as we step into Forever 21. The denims and the bag are the results of a little DIY makeover project that we did on a whim while chilling on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We always find ourselves pointing out the little changes that could have made a garment or an accessory much more stylish and one day we had enough of the could haves and should haves and we took the matter in our hands. Or should I say, took the scissors in our hands! We snipped away the arm handles of the bag first which made it more street chic and then moved onto making those slits in the denims. It was hard not to go overboard as I kept insisting for a few more slashes but then felt this was just the right amount of skin peeking through.

With high waist denims, the most obvious choice is a crop top and that's what I went for. Yes, the nip in the air is more prominent but we don't have to let go of our crop tops just yet! With the right amount of layering, crop tops can easily work their way into our Fall wardrobes. Why don't you all show me your way of wearing crop tops in this weather! Share your styled outfits with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat...I would love to see what you guys come up with! There is a stylist hidden in each one of you, dig deep and explore the possibilities!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Autumn-Winter Style Alert – It’s all about vibrancy for men this winter!

The chilly weather attacked us surreptitiously and while we all may have our basics down to the point with our leather jackets and tan boots, it's time to do something new and fun this season. Why let go of colors in winters, to compliment the grey skies and the gloomy weather? I say, lets break the rules and while it is easier said than done because I find myself always reaching for greys and blacks every morning but I am gonna make a conscious effort of bringing in some colors to my outfits. And why just us girls? Guys could also use some vibrancy in their wardrobe!

John Players, the iconic youth fashion brand has launched its latest Autumn Winter collection which captures global trends and reflects the vivacity and vibrancy of youth which is exactly what I was talking about. With their new range offering animated colors, contemporary fits and bold styling, John Players exhorts you to get together with your friends and create fun memories. And why not, with such fun vibrant fun prints, who wouldn't love to take selfies!

Rohman Shawl from our team tried out few pieces from the collection and check out how vibrant and stylish these selfies are! [Jacket and shirt c/o John Players]

John Players urges men to #Playupstyle with their vibrant collection of casual wear:
1. Jack of Hearts: This unique range from John Players is inspired by the modern eccentric. All about prints of numerous graphics and monograms, we see casual wear we see a use colors that are a combination of the classic chesterfield green, red and black and blue with beige.

2. Playlist: A bevy of vibrant hues like spicy orange, pepper yellowed sour lime with geometric graphics come together to make this collection. John Players offers shirts, tees, trousers and sweaters in this range. The bird and tribal prints with play of bright colors are absolutely delightful. 

3. JP University Collection: : Inspired by the buzz of ivy-league campus life, JP Uni collection presents classic colors of red, white and blue with varsity graphics and sport badges. The styles on offer here include a mix of prep school clothes all done up in JP’s distinctive style.

We were particularly delighted to see their range of Indigo Theatrics denim wear! This collection promises comfort in a range of different styles from stretch to skinny. A play of contemporary fits in experimental washes and bold styles that we simply love it!

So guys, all you need to help you break the rules this season is a visit to John Players stores!

And guess what, 7 best entries win vouchers of Rs.2,000/- from John Players!

All you have to do is send us your entries with #Playupstyle or comment below and tell us what you like about the John Players new collection on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tagging us @StyleFashionEtc.


[Review] Moto X Style: Phone with Style!

My new hobby is technology. Yes, you read that right. I am surprisingly enjoying learning about the technical side of everything be it phones, camera or laptop and let me tell you, it's intoxicating! The things you can do, once you know the tech behind things is stupendous!! My latest tech toy has been this newly launched phone by Motorola, Moto X Style. I have always been a fan of their impressive cameras, my mom has been using a Motorola phone and I always find myself grabbing her phone to take pictures whenever she is around. So, naturally I was really excited to get a chance to experience and review their new model. Let's get started!


- Moto X Style was launched in India in October 2015
- Being a large sized phone like Samsung Note Series or iPhone 6Plus, it can also be called a Phablet (Phone+Tablet)
- Dimensions: 6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44in with 5.7in Display (What this means is iPhone 6Plus is 3% taller and wider but Moto X Style has 7% bigger screen size!)
- Weight - 179gm (iPhone 6Plus, despite being a little bigger, is 4% lighter than the Moto X Style)
- Display Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Platform: OS - Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to V 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
- CPU - Quadcore 1.44GHz Cortex-A53
- Expandable memory upto 128GB
- Internal Storage - 16GB/32GB/64GB [3GB RAM]
(Now, this is cool...iPhones offer only 1GB RAM)


- Two colors available: Black with silver edge & White with champagne edge
- Moderate weight
- Sleek looking
- Volume Control is on the right side and so is the Power key
- The edges are curved and smooth
- Comes with a transparent bumper case
- Very good grip because of the textured back
- Subtle speaker placements in the front, looks very cool
- Very good build quality
- No physical buttons for home screen(There are touchscreen icons for home screen, back and multi-tasking window)
- Needs Nano SIM Card


- Non-removable 3000mAh battery
- Turbo-charging feature which charges the phone upto 8hrs worth of battery life in just 15mins of charging!
- From my personal experience, battery life is pretty good. It lasts me all day with 3G/Wifi. I normally use Ymail, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Navigation which is not something you can call a light usage. When I say all day, I do not mean 24 hours, I mean 10-12 hours of heavy use.


Rear Camera:
- 21MP camera (iPhone 6plus has 8MP rear camera)
- 5248X3936 pixels
- Dual-tone flash (This means no stupid white flash! It has one yellow and one peach flash, this makes the selfies taken with flash much more normal and pretty)
- Features: Auto Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Low Light, Easy Exposure Control, Slow Motion, Panorama, Ultra HD(4K) 2160p
- 1080p at 60fps

Front Camera:
- 5MP Camera (iPhone 6plus has 1.2MP front camera)
- Dual-tone Flash (This is something new! You can now take selfies in dark or low lit rooms! Apple doesn't offer this feature!)
- Rest all the features are same as the rear camera except the Ultra HD feature.

Now, let's see some unedited samples of the camera!

Outdoor Photography w/o flash

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Indoor Photography w/o flash

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Outdoor Photography with flash

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Indoor Photography with flash


Outdoor selfie (front camera)


- Multiuser accounts can be created just like in your Macbook.
- Latest Android Version
- Motorola being a Google company, the updates will be the quickest
- Smooth Touch (though lately I have been facing few glitches)
- Excellent sound quality
- Excellent video quality 
- 4G compatible
- Moto Voice feature (Similar to Siri in Apple phones)
- Motorola Migrate feature (lets you migrate your pictures, contact, music, etc from your old phone which is very convenient!)
- Comes with free earphones 

Rs. 29,999/- for 16GB
Rs.31,999/- for 32GB

You can buy the Moto X Style on Flipkart.


I have been using this phone for a month now and I love it. The camera is fabulous and the pictures come out great even in flash. I just wish the front camera had the beautification mode. Also, I have been facing touch screen glitches, nothing major though. Would totally recommend. It's a great replacement for these iPhones which are super overpriced.