Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Velvet Slip-On Dress

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Velvet is one of the hottest trends for Autumn/Winter 2016 and the slip-on dresses are going to be the most common when it comes to see the trend in action. Who can resist the allure of velvet? The fabric spells nobility and royalty and at times nighttime seduction. One of the most luxurious fabric available in the market, it created quite an impact at the runways. 

I have been wanting to style a look featuring the velvet dress for quite some time now and I finally found the perfect slip dress at H&M! Layered over a casual white high-neck crop top, the look can very well be worn for a daytime event. Needless to say, the deep cut neckline might look super hot on Rihanna but in our country will stir quite few controversies (not that I give a damn!). But if you want to flaunt a slip dress, the best way is to layer it over a t-shirt, simple and flawless.

The one thing to always keep in mind though is to always wear well ironed velvet clothes as crumpled velvet can make the outfit look cheap and drab. Also, stick to darker hues like black, burgundy, emerald green, charcoal grey and navy blue. Keep accessories to a minimum and you should be rocking this trend flawlessly!


Location - JW Marriott, Aerocity
Photography: Nitin Tanwar

Friday, October 21, 2016

How to remove Tan ft. Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-Off Mask

Hi guys, the festive season is upon us and with numerous diwali card parties and weddings lined up for the next couple of months, it's about time we get rid of the summer tan and the dull tired aftereffects of the sun damage! 

Himalaya recently introduced a Tan Removal Orange Peel-Off Mask and it has taken the blogger world by storm! Everyone has something to say about it. My take? It definitely works! It removed all the dirt and fatigue from my face, pulled out the whiteheads and gave me a glowing brighter skin. I did not have major tan when I tried this product but I did feel my skin looked brighter than before which is only possible if some of the tan was removed. 


I documented the process in a quick video so that you can see for yourself the before and after difference. The skin looks much brighter and clearer. I have had few acne issues so keeping those aside, the product worked really well for me and I will definitely be using it at least twice a week to keep my skin in the best condition possible!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Fashion Week is over and I am still hungover from all the fun, fashion, friends and drinks! Apart from getting updated with the latest runway trends, I get to witness the best street style looks and not to mention, get an excuse to hangout with my favorite blogger buddies! 

Pre-styling the five looks for the five days of the fashion week frenzy has always been on the top of the checklist this time of the year because you get no time once it all begins! And this time, Kazo was my sponsor for the whole five days and boy, did I have a ball styling the looks! I was pleasantly surprised to see how they have updated their collection and have kept all the current trends in mind. The chic and comfortable clothes are perfect for day-to-day activities as well as niche events!

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Shirt dresses happens to be my favorite and this mustard beauty caught my eye within minutes of entering the store and I loved it so much that even if it was not available in my size, I bought a size bigger! I styled it with an oxblood color bag, a simple bracelet and wore an earring as a brooch to complete the look.


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A lot of people assumed this outfit was a jumpsuit while in fact, these are separates! I picked the pieces so as to channel a monocolor look that I had once spotted on Kendall Jenner. Again the shirt was not available in my size but I still went for a size bigger coz the outfit looked so good and I would have hated to not have styled it like I did. I was in luck because they had a bag also in the same color! I decided to keep the accessories and makeup to a minimum to let the bold color make all the statement!


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As soon as I spotted the jacket in the store, I knew I had to style a look incorporating this piece. Since it's not that cold in Delhi yet, I just draped it over my shoulders. The whole look was styled keeping in mind the statement jacket and it did not hurt that the shift dress was so comfortable to wear around all day long!


On day 4, I reached the venue after sunset as I was busy with the POPxo Big Fab Fest (Where I walked the ramp by the way!) and since I already knew I would be pretty beat by the time I hit the fashion week, I chose the most comfortable pieces. The leggings with side panels of faux leather was paired with this super chic and shimmery lightweight pullover which has a cutout back (such a shame I forgot to take a pic featuring the back!) and has an inbuilt chiffon layer so that you don't have to worry about a thing! The bag was a saviour throughout the day as I was literally carrying my world around with me!


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This look was my personal favorite of the lot as it spells my true style: casual chic. The denims fit like a glove and it was actually a better fit than any of my denims I currently own! Paired with a suede top, structured bag and boots, the outfit looked super chic and the draped trench over the shoulders completed the look so effortlessly.

A big shoutout to Kazo for a killer collection!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Amazon Fashion Week Diary

Attending the Amazon India Fashion Week this season has been so much fun and it becomes more so when covering the same as a POPxo Super Blogger! Summer/Spring collection has something about it which makes it a delight to watch. The muted ivory palettes, pastels and sometimes fun bright colors brings a sense of joy. 

And ofcourse, getting dressed for the fashion week is the highlight of the whole week! It's the perfect time to sport the trend you have been dying to try and not get judged by people because fashion week allows you the liberty to be yourself in the truest form. You will spot some of the most amazing street style at the venue than you would ever actually spot on an actual street! 

With the #IndiaModern theme, I styled this jumpsuit from Amazon in a cool casual fashion which spells comfort and the emroidered clutch adds that Indian drama to the look. The comfort of the wedge heels for walking all day can't be ignored either. When you have to walk all day long, you cannot be in heels and enjoy the shows. I was very much comfortable in these Bata shoes by Amazon.in

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The designers also didn't fail to impress. The stunning collections laid out by Gauri & Nainika, Huemn, Malini Ramani and Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna were an absolute delight to sore eyes!

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Malini Ramani

Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna




Friday, October 7, 2016

OPPO F1s Diwali Limited Edition

Hey guys, so it's not news that I am already a big OPPO fan and I am delighted to share this news with you all that OPPO has come up with a special Diwali Edition phone: OPPO F1s but better! Now you ask me how? 
Apart from a beautiful Diwali inspired interface which looks very festive given every icon looks like it's lit up, it also features Hrithik's and Sonam's signatures at the back. Now these two superstars are everyone's favorites and OPPO has kinda nailed it when it comes to choosing their brand ambassadors and honestly, who wouldn't like to flaunt a phone with autograph's of two of the biggest and hottest celebs and that too (hold your breaths!) in real 18k gold! So, if you are planning on gifting something special to your loved ones, look no further! Coz I am giving you the ultimate gifting idea!

Now, I wouldn't dive into reviewing the phone as I have already done that, if you wish to read a more indepth review, please click HERE! And if you wish to see full specifications and information, click HERE! The online auction of the phone will begin on 10th October 12AM and will go on to 12th October 5PM on Snapdeal. That's not the end of it: OPPO will double the auction amount and will donate it to YouWeCan! So, go ahead guys, it's for a good cause.

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The quality of the images is crystal clear and you will not need to lug around your heavy dslr to every party or outings you go to. Just look at the perfectly captured details in the images above! The back camera as well as the selfie camera, both are excellent! No wonder OPPO calls their phones, camera phones!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Pearl Story

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{Shirt Dress - Aashima Behl, Shoes - Zara, Watch - Michael Kors, Ring - Forever 21}

There are times when I wonder myself, how did I end up here! Being a science student, I could never have imagined being a full time blogger and a freelance stylist. Fashion meant as little to me as dieting means to a pizza lover. But surprisingly, I ended up making a living out of fashion. And it's not just me, I get this question a lot: How did I end up here?

My interest began when I started the blog but it was Pearl Academy that shaped it into reality. While studying business, I got interested in reading blogs, trend stories and latest news in fashion and before I knew it, I was blogging myself. For some reason, I kept it a secret from everyone, my family, my friends, everyone except for A whom you all know very well. When I decided to give the entrance of Pearl, I got suggestion from everyone to take tuitions to prepare for the entrance exams but I felt fashion is not something you learn, it is within you. And as far as studying and learning more about fashion and designing is concerned, isn't that why I am joining the college? As expected, I was right! Pearl entrance exams are to test your creativity, not your knowledge of the technical aspects of fashion. Moreover, the secret that I was keeping from everyone was exactly what got me through the interview with flying colors. In the moment, I decided to share the information about being a fashion blogger with the interview panel and they were elated to say the least! I remember how pleasantly surprised they were and welcomed me with open arms. 

Throughout the next two years of my Post Graduation in Fashion Design, the faculty supported me like no other. I met few of the most aspirational people in this academy and some of my best friends too. I still go upto my teachers if I see them (mostly during fashion weeks) and they always seem to remember me as the blogger and hopefully as an excellent student and meet me with open arms. Those two years shaped my career, added finesse to my work and made me the person that I am today. So proud to be a Pearl alumni! #IamPearl