English Brogues or Indian Juttis ?

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Cinderella is a proof that new pair of shoes can change your life.

My ardent love for visuals and design transcends the barrier of a single dimensional art form. It translates seamlessly through Fashion & Lifestyle products and Home decor elements with the eyes of a fine curator who tastefully dabbles from one medium to the other, keeping the design and colors at the forefront.

Within the realms of style,if I was ever to name one element that would separate the Fashion forward fashionistas from the eternally stylish divas, it would have to be ‘SHOES’. Your footwear speaks a lot about your personality. Sigh, they talk too.

From the ethnic Kolhapuris to the Irish Brogues, from the French Ballet to the Audrey Hepburn Kitten heel, from the resplendent stilettos to the plain vanilla flip flops – all of these beauties have one thing in common – stunning designs to adorn the last tip of your body with careful detailing in the form of structure, style and colors.

My first tryst with shoe love was when I discovered ‘Sole Sisters’ – an Indian Blog dedicated to shoes, about six years back. Since then I have managed to spot and curate elegantly crafted footwear meticulously designed by the budding designers across the country. In today’s blog, I bring to you two fresh Footwear brands to watch out for in 2015.

  • Hats Off Accessories

Brogues, originally designed as country shoes with tiny holes in them so that water couldn’t reside in it for the countrymen of Ireland, are the latest on the Style circuit. With the passage of time, designs saw a sea change in the context of structure and material. Brogues turn on the green buzzer on the stylometer.

Hats Off Accessories, founded by Sunaina Harjai, Pearl Academy graduate, is one such brand that transports you to the old world British charm of flaunting the classic country air with its impeccably styled tan brogues and oxfords. They offer exquisitely designed and handcrafted leather footwear for both Men and Women. The brand’s love for the right balance of colours, design and details is reflected in their collection.

Ranging from basic ballerinas in neutral shades to classic loafers with tassel detailing, from desert boots with ice-cream pastels suede to boyfriend inspired brogues, Hats Off accessories seems to have nailed it just about right. I love them for their distinct minimalism, a trait so quintessential to British designs, coupled with a delectable colour palette to select from. Yes, Hats Off Accessories footwear is for keeps.

My picks from the brand are:

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Brogues for Women

Desert Boots in Mint Blue

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Desert Boots in Ice blue Shade

Their Men’s range is equally promising with range of designs to choose from their classic English laced up brogues to opulent suede slip ons.

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Men’s Fashion – Classic Tan Brogues

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Hats Off Accessories

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  • Needledust

The journey to the surreal British countryside suddenly comes to a halt with the explosive burst of bright colours filling your senses with a heady mix of Indian rustiness, packed neatly in the form of Indian Juttis. Enter the magnificent world of Indian ethnic crafts and prep up the boho chic look by tastefully mixing these handcrafted Juttis with denims,maxis or patiyaalas.

Needledust, a bespoke luxury footwearline, founded by Shirin Mann Sangha, brings you these fabled Indian juttis with a fresh pop of colours. The brand boasts of luxury infused foot wear available for daily wear. With a coterie of artisans working across the country on the designs conceptualised by the founder, Needledust offers handcrafted and hand embroidered juttis with intricate detailing and comfort. Their design sensibilities highlight their fondness for the feminine shades of peaches, pinks and reds.

My favourite pick of the Needledust is their Summer Vintage collection with floral designs in pastel shades, a phenomenon quite unusual for the Indian Juttis. My penchant for British wall papers, floral designs and pastel shades is quite justified with this selection.

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NeedleDust Floral Vintage Collection

Besides their range of Juttis – Sapphire, coral and pearl , should make way on the wish list for the weddings.

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NeedleDust Wedding juttis

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Needledust Wedding Jutti

The much talked about Bollywood wedding saw Mira Rajput, Shahid Kapoor’s bride, wearing the Needledust juttis. Need I say more ?

You may check their collection here :

Needledust

For more such articles on carefully curated brands in Fashion & Lifestyle, do check this space. And if you like it enough, do share it :)

Stay Stylish, always.

Cup them right – The Rules for Bra Shopping

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It is the most basic foundation garment, the one that can perk up those luscious curves making you feel confident and beautiful, from within. Bra – if worn rightly, can make you look younger and slimmer but if worn wrong, it might end up making you look dowdy. With the burgeoning of numerous International and domestic brands, the confusion is at its peak to select the right kind of bra which is not only good in quality, but is also affordable.  To add to the selection woes, there are multiple styles of bra available, leaving us wondering on how to choose the right kind of bra.

Do read on further to know some facts on right selection of bra coupled with some interesting trivia.

Evolution

Bra – short for Brassiere came into existence only in the late 19th century. Till then, women’s modesty was covered by corsets in various patterns. The evolution of fashion and the change of women’s stature in the society determined the evolution of bra from the corsets. The society became more acceptant of sins and sensuousness.

Herminie Cadolle from France developed the first modern bra by cutting the corset into two. “Soutien-gorge” as they call it in French, became famous through the early 20th century.

 In 1932, S H Camp did the first advertising campaign wherein the cup sizes were defined as alphabets starting from A representing the smallest cup size to D being the largest then.

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Warner’s ABC Alphabet Bra

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Palmers Bra in 1937

Around the same time other lingerie brand started growing rapidly. Triumph International was one of them. During the time of World War II, women who were recruited in military wore Conical Bra as a part of their uniform to support their body anatomically well. Thus came in the trend of the pointed conical bra.

(Think of Mumtaz  & Asha Parekh in body hugging chudidars and Sridevi in the song – Tohfa Tohfa….) Over the years, different styles of bra were introduced in the market. There came in the range of nursing bra, teen bra, sports bra, sleepwear bra, bridal lingerie, party wear bra and so on.

So, How to select a Bra?

It’s a pertinent question that everyone seems to fret about. You know all of it, but when you actually go for the purchase, you get overwhelmed with the shapes, sizes, colours, fits and the nonstop persuasion of the counter girl to buy the most expensive one. You end up buying the wrong kind. Bless the internet shopping; it has taken wrong fittings to a different level. We get lured by ‘Buy 4 bras at just 499’ and buy all. Only to realise later that either the quality of the fabric was mediocre or the fittings were weird.

Look for the signs below to know if you are wearing a wrong Bra.

  1. Do your bra straps cause red marks on your shoulder?
  2. Do your bra straps slide down or are you constantly adjusting them?
  3. Do your breasts bulge over the top of the cup in a double bump?
  4. Do your breasts droop or look generally out of shape?
  5. Does your bra band ride up in the back?
  6. Does the centre of your bra fail to touch your breastbone?

Any of the above may be affirmative of the signs that your bra isn’t right for you. These problems indicate that the band is too big or small, or that the cups are too large or small, depending on fit-related issues.

How should a Bra fit?

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Right kind of Bra

– The band of the bra provides 80% of the support. Ensure that the bra has good quality fabric & elasticity. The bra should be snug fit allowing your two fingers to pass through it. If the band rides up your back, it means it is large for you.

– The straps provide remaining 20% of the support. They basically level the breasts centrally. They should not keep falling off your shoulder or dig in your skin.

– Whether you are wearing a full cup or a demi cup bra, your breasts should fit in the cups. No spilling out of the cup, under the cup or around under arm. If it happens, it means you are wearing a small cup size. If there are wrinkles on your cup, it means you are wearing a bigger cup size.

– When you buy the bra, it should fit on the first hook, thus giving space for you to tighten later.

– The mid part of the bra, gore, should fall flat on your breast bone. If it is lifted up, it means your cup size of the bra is small.

How to measure your right bra?

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How to measure for correct Bra size ?

Band size is expressed in even numbers – It is the measurement of your chest just below your breasts. Eg 32, 34, 36

Cup size is the difference of measurement expressed in letter between your band size and the actual breast size at its fullest. It is expressed in letters like A, B, C, D etc. With increase in one inch, there is an increase in cup size from A to B to C and so on.

Step 1: To determine your band measurement, measure your ribcage directly below your breasts. If the tape measure shows an even number, this is your band size. If the tape measure shows an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.

Step 2: Measure the fullest part of your breasts holding your arms at your sides. Keep the tape measure level around your body and measure the fullest part of your breasts (over your nipples).

Step 3: Subtract your band measurement from the measurement of the fullest part of your breasts to determine the difference. The cup size is the difference between the measurements.

As a general rule, the difference between each cup size is 1″.

So A is 1 inch difference, B is 2 inch difference, C is 3 inch difference and D is 4 inch difference.

Eg : If your band size is odd number, 35 , you round it to 36. Now if your fullest part of breasts measure as 39, then your bra size is 36C. ( 39 -36 =3. A difference of 3 inch is C cup size)

Breast sizes are growing. From 1990 – 2000, the average size had gone from a 34B to a 36C.

Bra Style for your Body Type

1) Small Bust ( A to B )–

 Balconette style bra with padding to enhance the curves

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Balconette Style for small bust

 Half Cup Bra with Push up

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Half Cup Push up Bra for Small Bust

2) Average & Large Bust ( C  onwards )

 Bra with wide straps for support

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Wide strapped bra for big bust

                                        Full cup bra

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Full cup bra for big bust

  Under wired

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Underwired Bra for large bust

Minimizer

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Minimizer Bra for big bust

Different Styles of Bra for different occasions

1) T- Shirt Bra for seamless look and daily use

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T-shirt Bra for Daily wear

2) Strapless Bra & Plunging bra for different Party wears

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Strapless bra for Party wear dresses

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Plunge Bra for Deep open necked party wear

3) Sports Bra

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Sports bra for Gym, athletics, dance , aerobics.

4) Nursing Bra for post pregnancy feeding

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Nursing Bra for post pregnancy feeds

The biggest selling bra colour is nude and skin tones now. Ten years ago, the biggest selling bra colour was white, while ivory and cream were a close to second. Tea rose was the favourite from the 1920s through the 1950s.

 

Wash Care

  1. When you try on a bra for the first time, try it on the loosest set of hooks before you examine for fit. Over time, as the elastic naturally stretches, you can switch to the middle set of hooks, and then the inside set of hooks.
  2. Buy several bras and rotate them through your wardrobe regularly. By giving a few bras equal wear, you extend the life of all of your bras.
  3. Hand washing in cold water with a gentle lingerie detergent and lay flat to dry. Try to avoid washing machines, especially without a lingerie bag, and NEVER put a bra in the dryer! The heat from the dryer will break down elastics and damage the underwires.

Recap

  • Follow the three step routine to determine your right size
  • Select the apt style for your bust size
  • Select the right pattern for the occasion ( NO lacy bra for daily wear, their intricate work create detailing on your outfit)
  • Select the right colour (NO white bra for white outfits. Embrace nude coloured bra – they are your best friends )

 Happy Right Bra Shopping !

( You can shop at Zivame )

 

My First Expert – Vintage Film

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There’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”
Mitch Albom

Time and again it has been proved. If there was one constant truth in the ever changing world, one honest emotion that would melt your heart or one warm hug that could wash away your worries, it had to be mother’s unparalleled and unconditional love. While all the other relations do have some conditional strings attached, this one has no strings. Yet this is the only one where you get pulled back to, in your lows and highs of life. She prods you, pushes you to better yourself only to avoid the inevitable fall which she has already foreseen, with her age old experience,  but more importantly, despite all the cautionary advice, she still lets you be.

Well, that’s what my Maa does for me, everyday.

When I look back at the journey of growing up, from a cherubic toddler to an obedient teenager to a strong headed woman, I see a fuzzy kaleidoscopic film. Kind of a vintage frame of nostalgia filled slides, changing every second. Some black & white frames of family time, some tunes  played  on Akashwani in the summer afternoons, walks to the nearby bakery for cupcake, a cup of my favourite ice cream post any injection, series of firsts of everything- all of it, carefully tucked in the memory.

My first memories of Maa trace back to when I was just about some 2.5 years old. I had demanded for a plastic doll, the plump fair doll that ruled the market, way before Barbie dolls took over the toy store. The terrible two’s of demanding and howling got me in trouble in the market place itself. I was not only refused the toy, because I had the same doll back home, but also met with silent treatment. The tiny brain then was incapable to comprehend why I was not allowed the simple pleasure of a toy. And that I remember was my first tryst with mom’s anger and disciplinarian attitude.

Real Life Lesson 1 #   You may demand, whether to give or not is the givers discretion.

Like any other kindergarten kid, I too fancied sugary sweets. Thus, I was once lured to a school friend’s house after the school, only for a wafer biscuit. Packaging and taste obviously entices anyone, at any age. I was no different. The only side effect of this uninformed visit to the friend’s house was that my entire family was on the search mission- to search their missing daughter who had not returned home after school. When they finally found me happily walking back home with a biscuit, they couldn’t help but get angry on me. Back then, I didn’t understand that the anger was due to the fear of losing me.

Real Life Lesson 2 #  In the eternal quest of the ‘Best’ packaging & adventures, you might be treading in deep waters, at times at the cost of the near ones. Just watch out for signs.

In most of the Indian families love isn’t expressed through words. It may be shown through actions. Maa expressed her love for all of us through her caring and giving nature. It would be in the form of our favourite meals cooked, day after day, all these years. Her love was her anger when my dad wouldn’t take medications. Her love was in the form of that pesky advice to take steam, to gargle and to apply vicks when suffering from cold. Her love was in form of that one phone call when one of us would get late to reach home. She has been the silent warrior of the family.

Real Life Lesson 3 # You love no matter what, in sickness, in health, in good, bad, mad and sad. You stand like a rock for your loved ones, come what may.

And then there are some advice which were easy breezy, or so I felt.

  1.  Follow your heart. Even if it means you are going against the tide
  2.  One life, let’s make the most of it.
  3.  Be independent financially and emotionally. Try.
  4.  Always apply oil before washing your hair
  5.  Besan ,haldi and cream is still the best tan removal treatment.
  6.  Keep a count of the Tupperware containers in the house.
  7.  Do not drink water directly from the bottles. Use glass for others benefit.

And while I know these are just about regular life lessons and advice, I value them more because I have a story for each of them, somewhere in the deep recesses of my heart, caressed by the warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia that sweeps over, reminding me of my journey of all these years with my Maa.

To end my story with my first expert for the Godrej Expert , I would say that I would have the same set of advice for my daughter, some day, along with this beautiful spoken poem by Sarah Kay.

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Cheers,

Till the next post.

My Tryst With PMS

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My Tryst With My PMS.

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Shadows of ‘Vermilion’

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Out flew the web and floated wide;

The mirror crack’d from side to side;

“The curse is come upon me,” cried The Lady of Shalott.

– Lord Tennyson

She sat there damned in the tiny corner of her room , staring listless at the ceiling fan, mustering strength to organise and deal with the overtly disturbing chain of thoughts that weighed her down, for those five days, every single month, that she had now come to dread.  While her grey cells were bursting inside her head to ease the constricting feeling, a part of her heart was imploding too, sinking and succumbing to the terrifying rollercoaster ride of emotions all in one single hour; from feeling numb to feeling angry and crying till she could cry no more… wondering why did she even cry in the first place?

The world was as normal as it was an hour back. But was she?

Alia took a trip down the memory lane, to the time when she was in her teens. The first time when she stained her white school dress in her 7th class, it did not bother her at all. She came back home riding her bicycle and showed her mom that vermilion stain. Her mom, the pillar of strength and care that she was, soothed Alia’s nerves and explained her Whys & What’s, and gave her a solution in a ‘Whisper’.

All the girls seemed to be talking about it at school during the breaks in hushed tones, stopping themselves the moment any boy would pass by them. At home, her dad would insist that she eat more wholesome food like all fruits and vegetables now since she would need strength. The whispers had increased, literally and figuratively. A visit to a chemist would mean coming home with a packet of sanitary pads wrapped in black polythene paper, a strip of Cyclopam  and keeping  an electric heating pad close by – life saving essentials for a menstruating woman of any age.

She would be amused by her friends’ stories on how painful the cramps were, how much they bled, how they had splitting headaches and so on. But no, she never experienced the much hyped cramps nor did she bleed much. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) was only something she read about in her biology classes. In fact, if she was brutally honest to herself, she had ridiculed many women around her for faking the cramps only so that they could seek attention during those days.

Now, here she was, in her early thirties, fighting the bouts of anxiety and depression that accompanied her periods. She tried finding the pattern, she set out to seek all possible reasons for her behaviour and she could find none. Instead of revelling in the warm fuzzy moments that life offered her, she delved in the persistent mental agony, month after month.

It was as if the entire universe was conspiring against her. Everyone was trying to pull her down and find fault with her. No one seemed to love her and support her. It seemed like a persistent nagging feeling, recurrently returning back like those powder-post beetles damaging the tough wood, slowly gnawing away at her joyous existence.

She couldn’t explain it to anyone either. She was successful in portraying an affable image all through the day, but by the end of the day, in the comfort of her own space, she couldn’t fake it.

Perpetually irritable and a big laden bag of emotions, Alia was sinking into a feeling of depression. She was known in her family as a hypochondriac, someone who believed that she had some disease, but never had one. Since no one bought into her feeling blues story, she started shutting herself out from the world.

Was this Pre menstrual Syndrome or was this pure mental agony attributed to the events in the day? That line was always blurred… no wonder her arguments were not taken seriously during those days. She herself had lost confidence in what she spoke during those days – whether she genuinely felt those emotions or were they just aggravated by some spikes of estrogen in her system.

There was no longer just black & white, there were shadows looming large in her life owing to the blighted streak of vermilion, robbing her away of her sanguinity.

This is not just the story of Alia, sitting there in her room, fighting her bouts of depression.

This is the truth of atleast 85 percent of menstruating women across the globe, as told by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They say majority of women have at least one PMS symptom as part of their monthly cycle.

So, what are the symptoms of PMS?

PMS often includes both physical and emotional symptoms, such as:

Acne

Swollen or tender breasts

Feeling tired

Trouble sleeping

Upset stomach, bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea

Headache or backache

Appetite changes or food cravings

Joint or muscle pain

Trouble with concentration or memory

Tension, irritability, mood swings, or crying spells

Anxiety or depression

Symptoms vary from woman to woman.

 

What is the treatment for PMS?

Many things have been tried to ease the symptoms of PMS.

Some treatment options include:

Lifestyle changes

Alternative therapy

Medications can be sought for in extreme conditions.

  • Lifestyle changes

If your PMS isn’t so bad that you need to see a doctor, some lifestyle changes may help you feel better.

  1. Exercise regularly.
  2. Eat healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  3. Avoid salt, sugary foods, caffeine, and alcohol, especially when you’re having PMS symptoms.
  4. Get enough sleep. Try to get about 8 hours of sleep each night.
  5. Find healthy ways to cope with stress. Talk to your friends, exercise, or write in a journal. Some women also find yoga, massage, or relaxation therapy helpful.
  6. Don’t smoke.

 

  • Alternative therapy

Certain vitamins and minerals have been found to help relieve some PMS symptoms. These include:

  1. Folic acid
  2. Calcium with vitamin D
  3. Magnesium
  4. Vitamin B-6
  5. Vitamin E

 

While Alia and 85% of women in the world are grappling to accept this reality of life that has consumed them completely, it would only be fair to expect the other half of the world to try and understand this so-called ‘crazy’, ‘permanently PMSing’ behaviour of the female of our species. Compassion & understanding can go a long way in easing the suffering of women undergoing PMS.It’s hard to come to terms with the condition in its most severe form, but it’s harder to explain to the loved ones for the fear of being judged. There is no answer to the Whys and What’s of PMS behaviour.

 

Alia is still sitting there in her room, beating herself up for losing herself each day, in the shadows of ‘vermilion’.

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Hits & Misses – Oscars 2015

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She walks like she don’t care.
Walking on imported air.
Ooh, it makes you wanna die.

The most awaited and certainly the most coveted Annual Academy Awards witnessed the regalia like never before ; the rich and the famous actors of Hollywood were sashaying their carefully curated looks on the Red carpet, secretly hoping to win the prestigious Oscar award of course but also wishing to be there, in the best dressed list.

Little do people realize that it is also the night when the fashion stylist, who worked tirelessly to create that complete aesthetic look for the celebrity client, is on her nerves. This day could make or break her career, much like Rachel Zoe’s.

So now, without delving excessively into the behind-the-scenes of the Red carpet look, I am happy to share with you my list of the BEST DRESS in OSCARS 2015.

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1- Emma Stone in Elie Saab

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2- Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

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Keira Knightley

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Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

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Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

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Cate Blanchett

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Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

Oscars 2015 Best dressed, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Falguni Patel, IndieBlogger, Fashion Blogger in Gujarat, Style, Fashion, Oscar looks, red carpet looks, Reese witherspoon, Tom Ford

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Oscars 2015 Best dressed, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Falguni Patel, IndieBlogger, Fashion Blogger in Gujarat, Style, Fashion, Oscar looks, red carpet looks, Gwyneth Paltro, Ralph & Russo couture

Gwyneth Paltro in Ralph and Russo couture

 

Clearly the blush pinks, nudes, beige and whites were the favourite trending colours at the OSCARS. Elie Saab once again proved it that creating surreal charm is definitely his forte. Tom Ford & Givenchy gave the razor sharp tailored looks whereas Ralph & Russo Couture created a poetry in motion with the blush pink gown.

While the fashion experts at Oscars thought that Scarlet Johansson , Jennifer Aniston and Lupita Nyong looked ravishing, I thought of it otherwise.

Either the neck piece was too jarring for the look ( Scarlet Johansson) or the colour was just not right ( Lupita Nyong) or maybe the silhouette was too long and dowdy ( Jennifer Aniston)

Oscars 2015 Best dressed, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Falguni Patel, IndieBlogger, Fashion Blogger in Gujarat, Style, Fashion, Oscar looks, red carpet looks, Scarelet Johansson, Versace

Scarlet Johansson in Versace

Oscars 2015 Best dressed, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Falguni Patel, IndieBlogger, Fashion Blogger in Gujarat, Style, Fashion, Oscar looks, red carpet looks, Lupita Nyong, Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong in Calvin Klein

Oscars 2015 Best dressed, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Falguni Patel, IndieBlogger, Fashion Blogger in Gujarat, Style, Fashion, Oscar looks, red carpet looks, Jennifer Aniston, Versace

Jennifer Aniston in Versace

So, who do you think was the best dressed in Oscars ?

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Stay Stylish always.

Psychedelic Love

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Their worlds collided on a sweaty afternoon,

Each one in their own daze,

Figuring their lives impenetrable maze.

Resigned hearts and sullen spirits, looking for a gleam of hope,

Psychedelic dreams were woven with a joint of dope;

Respite came from his words and her wit

And happiness imploded from within.

Thought Patterns are the invincible enemies

Who claw their way through the darkest paths,

Killing each one with the fears and pride…

Was the respite becoming another pain, sucking away the last hope of rain?

She was scared to give in her whole, yet was giving in each day

Until she turned into a moth running to the flame…

 

~Falguni~