Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jewel Box : Tarun Tahiliani Couture Expo 2012

26th July 2012

Tarun Tahiliani Couture 2012 Expo opened yesterday with thirty five heavenly creations from his ‘Jewel Box’ collection. All of which are beautifully presented around a stunning glass backdrop designed to resonate with the collections theme. I’m drooling over the pictures especially the stunner in the third pic and wish I could go to see the styles in person : (

I LOVE the beauty below!

It’s on from the 25th-28th July at DLF Emporio and from 6-7th August at Mehboob Studio Mumbai

www.taruntahilianicouture.com

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Day 68 : Olympic torch Relay : Harrow

25th July 2012

Olympic fever hits Harrow! Wooo hoooo! We had a lovely morning on the Hill- enjoying the sun and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere. By half nine the crowds had truly gathered and we were by some children eagerly awaiting their P.E teacher, Jamie Millard to come running past with the torch. Here’s a few pics!

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Zara A/w 12 jewellery love

17th July 2012

First drop A/w 12 goodies dropped into Zara this week and its the jewellery that was giving me palpitations! I adore the nod to Chanel’s pre-fall collection in the new costume jewellery and was able to snap up the stunning Emerald necklace. It’s a perfect bold fusion piece that will rock with Indian clothes and at £30 an amazing find.

I am still in search of the pink stone piece though which looks just as yum (I have my fingers and toes crossed I’ll still be able to find one in the city)

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Essie: Off the shoulder Summer 2012

13th July 2012

Every girl has a beauty indulgence that they never forgo and mine is my pedicures! After two weeks of sandals and flip-flops my feet needed a little pampering (I’ll be posting my hol pics soon) The Essie Summer 12 collection was in the salon and I ummmed and ahhhhed about going for the hot trend choice with the bikini so teeny (the powder blue one) but when it came down to it I choose the easier Off the Shoulder pink. It’s described by Essie as a hot pink but I think the colour slightly softer and the colour looks more creamy than a true hot pink (If that makes any sense!)

From L-R Fear or Desire, Off the Shoulder, Cascade Cool, Bikini so Teeny, All Tied Up and Mojito Madness

Again my creative pic taking is dubious but you get to see the colour on my skin tone. I’m wearing my Dune Head Over Heels leopard sandals.

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With Love from Taj by Pravin Talan

10th July 2012

How breath taking are these images by Pravin Talan? Each shot is dreamy, romantic, nostalgic and simply stunning. Pravin was commisioned by U.P Tourism to create a campaign to show another dimension to the Taj and to celebrate the rich history of arts, crafts and culture in Agra. Leading Indian designers from Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi, Anand Kabra, Anamika Khanna, Falguni & Shane Peacock and Rohit Bal were invited to create piece inspired by the Taj Mahal.

Photos from : With Love From Taj
Styling by : Aastha Sharma & Mohit Rai

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33 Pieces = Perfect Wardrobe

6th July 2012

I read a piece in Grazia a few weeks ago which quoted April Glassborow, head of womenswear buying at Harvey Nicks that says the perfect wardrobe can be achieved in just 33 pieces. This is split into 10 Tops, 10 Bottoms, 3 Dresses, 2 Bags and 3 Jackets and apparently this number of items can produce a staggering 3090 outfit options! I thought I’d give it a go and put together a summer wardrobe…and here it is….(yep- some of the items prices def sway to the ‘in my dreams’ category)

Top Row L-R Cotton shirt, Carven £182, Beaded blouse, Rohit Ghandi & Rahul Khanna $144 www.perniaspopupshop.com, Breton shirt, Maxmara £158 www.matchesfashion.com. Bottom Row L-R Broderie Peplum top, H&M £29.99 www.hm.com, Paisley T-shirt, Jill Sander £200 www.netaporter.com, Feather print vest, ALC £248 www.matchesfashion.com

Top Row L-R Pleated T-shirt, Amit Agrawal $81, www.perniaspopupshop.comGrey T-shirt, Reiss £39 www.reiss.com, Bottom Row L-R Yellow jumper, Acne £340 www.netaporter.com , Pink cardigan, Oasis £35 www.oasis-stores.com

Floral jacket, Christopher Kane £2200, www.netaporter.com Pale pink jacquard blazer, Shelaa by Shela Khan $247 www.perniaspopupshop.com, Dove grey leather jacket, Reiss £325 www.reiss.com,

Top Row L-R Powder blue trousers, Reiss £95 www.reiss.com,, White wide leg linen trousers, Nicole Fahri, £135, Metallic jacquard trousers, Topshop £45www.topshop.com, Printed floral jeans, River Island £40 www.riverisland.com, Skinny Indigo jeans, MIH £160, www.donnaida.com, Skinny yellow jeans, Mother £210 www.cricket-fashion.com

Top Row L-R Peachy-pink pleated maxi, Tibi £295 www.netaporter.com, Tailored shorts, French Connection, www.frenchconnection.com , Black shorts, Carven £205 www.cricket-fashion.com , Panelled black leggings, French Connection £65 www.frenchconnection.com Bottom Row L-R Cotton broderie dress, Milly £335 www.netaporter.com Floral dress, Erdem £1010 www.matchesfashion.com Ombre maxi dress, Day Birger et Mikkelsen £219 www.netaporter.com

Brown boat shoe, Aldo £65 www.aldo.com , Blue suede slippers, Aldo £60 www.aldo.com , Multi-Coloured espadrilles, Paloma Barcelo £175 www.netaporter.com, Gold flat sandals, Dune £55 www.dune.com, Nude courts, Givenchy £655 www.netaporter.com Snakeskin tote, Mulberrywww.netaporter.com , Metallic clutch, Anya Hindmarch £350

To be honest getting my real life wardrobe down to 33 pieces is just not going to happen but I’ve definitely started to think more about my choices and when I’m now out shopping I’m looking out for pieces that can multi-task!

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Chanel Pre Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay : The official campaign vs Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

2nd July 2012

Karl rocked the runway back in Dec with his smoking HOT Paris Bombay Pre Fall 12 collection and I’ve just spotted the official campaign pics. I’m so disappointed by the shoot as I found the gimmicky posing just cringe worthy. I prefer the Harper’s Bazaar Arabia shoot with the gorgeous Kanishtha Dhankhar. Which do you prefer?

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