Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Spring Fling

Hallelujah! Spring is here. Time to celebrate the start of all things bright, floral and fun. 

These are of the things on my radar for this spring/summer season. A little bit (or a lot, if that's your thing) of stripes are a must for spring. A comfortable fair of cut offs paired with a comfortable grey tee and bright-fun-flats or a peek-a-boo denim dress with a pair of colorful loafers is perfect weekend dressing. For a day meeting or evening an evening with friends this shift dress will go from day-to-night look perfectly. We all need a body flattering swimsuit, don't we? The white panel in the middle is perfect to create an illusion of a hour-glass figure. Add the finishing touches with the bright lipstick, pastel nail paint, trendy sunglasses and a chic pouch and begin your spring in style!

Friday, 21 March 2014

How Bloggers Do Hats/Caps

There's been lot of fuss about how a women should be treated, what her rights are and other questions forming an endless list. Kalki Koechlin's monologue at an event on women's day, leaves you with some overpowering thoughts. To change the world. To be the change.

She mentioned how women are expected to dress in a particular way and if it's not 'acceptable' according to the 'society', we are stared at. As fashion bloggers, these glances are very common. Shooting, pouting, posing is not considered to be a job and is not taken seriously. Well, some have the freedom and confidence to dress up and ignore the world, while others are restricted and might choose to shoot in the closed environment of their house. The city you reside in also plays a major part. There are labels and unsaid rules for everything.

Taking this on a lighter note, were you a part of the era where caps, hats and fedoras were supposed to be worn only to some sports related events, or beaches? Or where the umpire's hat was the only available option in the name of hats? Everything in this big bad world is challenged and so are the fashion rules. Plain caps have been replaced by quirky ones and the umpires hat is replaced by beautiful fedoras. For your ultimate guide on how to style them, scroll down!

Would you indulge in the trend this summer?

Author: Heli Shah

Friday, 7 March 2014

Apps to make Women's life easier

Women have to handle several things at the same time and ensure that everything runs smoothly every time. For women, owning a smartphone can be a great advantage, as there are a number of apps available in the smartphone app markets with the specific needs of women in mind. While women have done fine without technology for ages, these days with the help of apps one can get more organized and anticipate, plan and accomplish goals. Whether it is health and fitness, Advises, fashion tips, taking care of lists and supplies or enhancing personal security, there is a wealth of apps for women to make their life easier.
These are a few iPhone and Android apps to put those resources at your fingertips quickly. 

Save My Soul, a multi-platform mobile application is free and available on both the ios and Android markets , is easy to download and install and simple to use in times of emergency. Among its features are a “help me now” option on the screen which immediately captures the GPS location of the user in trouble, and alerting a list of emergency contacts the user can designate after signing in. Significantly, in case of data connectivity not being available, the app switches its mode of tracking to the SMS mode where data about your location is sent out to the server of the app through an SMS. There is also a call back option where a person from the “Save my Soul” team will call the user in case the system senses that the user is in trouble. The member will then call the user. While the system sends SMSes to the friends and emergency contacts, upon no response from them, it will place a call to the police with the last known GPS location of the user

Hammer- Hammer, the online opinion generating platform for women that enables exchange of instant opinions from a global network, is available as a mobile app on Android and iOS. Hammer is a social and fun app which assists people in getting and sharing instant opinions, exchanging ideas and news on one common platform, at a moment’s notice. One can get instant opinion on your brand new look, Clothes, shoes, tattoos, ideas, lip shade, and much more. Perhaps its a greatest gift for women's to get advices and share opinion from a wide range of like-minded audience. 

Hammer’s most exciting features include the wide range of categories to choose from that touch all areas of human existence, the option of choosing the target audience for any post, sharing news and exchanging  votes instantly. The possibility of getting objective, honest and unbiased answers from users around the world has been responsible for making several social network-addicts get hooked on to this platform. The app is sure to take this number of addicts to an even higher scale. Let you know what’s trending around you on your Apple devices wherever and whenever you choose. The iOS app lets you catch up with all the action in the worlds of fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. This app can definitely make your day easier by helping you decide your look for the day. Be it the latest shoe trend, hairstyles, apparel trends, accessories, or make-up trends, this app will help you with them all. You can also share interesting news and trends that appeal to you with your networks on popular social networking sites like Facebook, twitter etc. through this app. creates content by identifying trends across genres like entertainment, fashion and music. These short and snappy stories in the form of videos are then disseminated online through its website as well as YouTube. The USP of the channel is the fact that the content generated is not available on mainstream media and is therefore unique in nature while being topical. It is meant for viewers who are generally pressed for time and like to catch their daily dose of what’s new in the world while on the move.
Download: IOs, Android

This is a great app for keeping track of calories. It has a large database of over 2,000,000 foods. One can easily enter food details and it syncs with the web so you can easily check it on your computer. It also has a ‘Diet with your friends’ feature in which users can easily track and support each other’s progress. The app also comes with a set of over 350 exercises.
Download: iOSAndroidWindows PhoneBlackBerryWeb Dinner Spinner With this app, one can search for recipes by ingredient or by just giving the phone a shake to find a random inspiration. You can also search by dish and cooking times. Using this app you can also share recipes on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. Download: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
iPeriod/ My Days
There are many apps which allow women to track, in as little or as much detail their period and ovulation cycles. These are just some we recommend.
Download iPeriod: iOS My Days: Android

Monday, 3 March 2014

What Women Say & What They Mean

Do you ladies agree? Or disgaree? (;

Friday, 28 February 2014

10 Ways to Save Money

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

How To Wear Bright Colors

While I am known to wear bright colors from head-to-toe, I realize it is not something everyone is comfortable doing. So while I was browsing through my 2014 Outfit Archive, I realized that there are some good examples already to show how one can infuse bright colors in her outfit, in moderation!

  • Create a monochrome outfit and add color through accessories (hats / sunglasses / etc.). 
  • You can wear light-weight-cotton scarves in summers and pashmina stoles in winters
  • Bright clutches are are a great way to infuse colors such as fuchsia pink, parrot green and sunflower yellow into your everyday wardrobe
  • Colors lights (like my recent outfit) is one of my favorite tricks to make an outfit quirky. Be sure to keep rest of the outfit neutral and/or same color palette.  
Below are some examples of outfits where I have applied these tricks. You can click on the link below the pictures to view the original outfit post. 
Custom Shirt, Rachel Roy Skirt, Dolce Vita Pumps, Michael Kors Bar, Altin Place Ring,
Skull scarf, C&C Clutch Cover,
Author: Tanvi Rastogi

Monday, 24 February 2014

Juicy Tracksuits - Juicy NO More

A few years ago I went through this Juicy Couture velour track suit phase (the operative words being a few years ago). I spent a lot of my money buying six tracksuits because I was in LOVE with them. So I wore them during the fall and winter and then I wore them some more, and then I STOPPED. Like perishable goods, certain items in the fashion industry too come with an expiration date. And just like that, Juicy tracksuits expired. A long time ago.


Now I rarely indulge in writing about stuff I don't like on my blog, but certain fashion crimes are so blatant that you really need to get it out of your system by talking about it. My blog is playing the role of a shrink today.

As I loaf around Delhi on a daily basis, minding my own business at the salon, at the mall, at the gym, I can't help but be blinded by the sheer volume of women I see in these velour suits SCREAMING juicy. And I don't mean in the last few months, I've been observing this for over a year now.

Once, I was doing a styling thingimijig which required me sourcing clothes from ZARA at 11am.Two women walked in proudly wearing their juicy's. One was in a bright red suit , paired with Salvatore Ferragamo stilettos. A stark red lipstick and bleached blonde hair with black roots popping out completed her look. The other lady was a little understated wearing an aubergine suit with flats. I wonder if they coordinated their outfits to go on a shopping spree. Hmmmmm.

On another given day, I saw six women at different locations wearing these velour suits. This was in just one day! Oh, I forgot to add, I have also seen a mommy and her 6 year old daughter both in different colours of blingy juicy's. I don't think it can get tackier than that. Mommy and daughter, matching matching. How cute. NOT!

I have to say though, their hoodies do have a really good fit, so there are times when I'll just pair that hoodie with jeans or Nike Dry Fit track pants and go for a coffee run or grocery shopping. But in 2014, I would rather be caught dead than be seen head to toe in velour in public.

 I know people might be hating me for saying these things, but the truth is that people would look far better in an Abercrombie & Fitch track suit (hey Anna Dello Russo wears them when she's travelling) or even wearing a Nike Dry Fit hoodie and tracks rather than loud, monogrammed Juicy Couture.

So my point is, if you're still holding on to all these tracksuits, save them for lounging around at home or use them like pyjamas like I do because they really aren't fashionable anymore.

Author: Hanadi Merchant Habib