Friday, 29 August 2014

Red Riding Weather Girl







Shot By - RavKDesigns
There exists no such phenomenon that excites me more than the weather. Weather is not something that exists naturally or subconsciously for me. For me every season and its variations are somewhere symbolic to all those moments and memories that have shaped my life so far and dreams held for the future. Weather to me a that guide that reminds me of where I was, the lessons I've learnt and where I want and will be. Needless to include all dressing choices. As kids we all had a thing. The usual thing which you 'present' in front of your family and extended family, the thing where you are in the spotlight and made to showcase your 'talents'. Yes, that thing! So, being the weather girl was mine. This perhaps justifies my fixation with the weather. And, by the way if you didn't really have that 'thing' you've missed a lot in the quintessential Indian childhood.
This post is reflective of the same. We started shooting this look on one such humid, sunny day. So bad that we shot a few pictures and then decided to give up on the day. Said too soon maybe, and within minutes a sea of clouds appeared from nowhere and it became pleasantly windy and before we knew we were drenched. Point here, if you've never had to a moment getting soaked in the rain, hustling to get to a dry spot...really where do you live?
Although my colour palette too is very weather defined, but like I've said before red is a forever exception. A dress encapsulating a boho vibe mixed with the old school block heels and minimum jewellery were perfect to embrace the sun, swirl the wind and swipe through the rain. What say you?

Wearing -

Dress - Forever 21 (similar)
Sandals - Vintage Store (here)
Fedora - Front Row Shop
Jewellery - Assorted

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

TrimmingsAndLace For MaxFashions : Highlights







A few days back I had an opportunity to share with you guys the latest initiative in fashion by Max. The event was all the more special for me because I was hosting the same as the official stylist and fashion adviser for Max. Being in a virtual space, we bloggers get limited chances to interact with our readers and all those who make our work what it is. Being an event which captured my facets of fashion, style and photography, it undoubtedly grabbed a lot of audience. This gave me an opportunity to indulgence in an overwhelming experience to meet and interact with some of you. Thank you to all those who came and spared time. I hope to bump into our selfies someday. Thank you to all those you gave in such meaningful suggestions about my work. I hope to stand up to those. And, thank you to Max for this amazing opportunity for me to feel and spread some love. Truly grateful! 

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Do-It-Yourself : Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals have been enjoying a mainstream moment for quite sometime now. Having crept into the fashion circuit last year, thanks to multiple designers and bloggers embracing this trend, it has made an official shift from the ramp to the streets. Whether knee-high or ankle-high, heeled or flat, wish as much as you want to scream sparta, there is no denying that this trend is sexy, edgy and oh-so-chic. Not only are they a stylish compliment to your outfit but are also an interesting DIY to attempt. Although, flat knee-high sandals are my favourite version of the gladiators, thanks to your love on this post I couldn't help but share the 'shoe-secret'. 

You'll need:

1. A pair of sandals - T-straps work the best. I chose these because of a relatively caged and covered effect they render.
2. A faux leather trim - Try to match the width of the trim with the straps of your sandals. 
3. Scissors


1. Start by measuring out the trims. I used about 3 meters of the trim, divided into half for each leg.
2. Next, weave the trim through or under the existing straps of your sandals. Make sure you have half on each side and have an equal length to hold. Alternatively, you can also glue the trim to the straps. 
3. Make a firm loop around the strap so that the trim and the straps are held together firmly. Repeat for both.
4. The fun part is to weave and criss-cross the trim around the legs. Here you need to be sure that you are raising the trim symmetrically and at an an equal height for both legs. Also, make sure it is firm and doesn't slip while walking.
5. Weave it as high depending upon how dramatic a look you prefer. Secure it by tying the trims into a bow and voila!
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Monday, 11 August 2014

TrimmingsAndLace For MaxFashions

If you've been following me on Instagram, you might as well be knowing where I am spending my Fridays (clue). Fridays aren't and never will be the same again as Max - India's leading fashion value chain launches its latest initiative Max Trenday. Max is among the leading fashion brands offering its customers a one stop shop for clothing, accessories and footwear. A division of Lifestyle International (P) Ltd., Max is a pioneer in the concept of 'value fashion' in the country, thereby offering the discerning shopper a vast choice in international fashion and quality. With over 92 stores in 43 cities across India, it is an absolute delight for me to be bringing the 'Max Trenday' celebrations from Chandigarh as the official stylist and fashion adviser for the brand.
Launched on August 8, 2014 Max Trenday is all set to increase the glamour quotient among the city fashionistas. Also, this debuting property is a platform for the trendy youth to showcase their fashion quotient. How? Well, the aspirants will be put through a rigorous audition process out of which 20 of them will be hand-picked based on traits such as their confidence, style and ramp-walk. Following this, the winners will be declared through a glitzy grand finale.
The highlight of the campaign is the selfie contest, where the consumers can take a picture of themselves at the exclusive selfie zone set up at the Max stores. The selfies will then be uploaded on the Max's Facebook page where entries with the highest votes stand a chance to not only win Max gift vouchers and hampers, but also a chance to walk the ramp at the Max Trenday Grand Finale.
The TrimmingsAndLace readers based in Chandigarh can join me and be a part of this excitement on August 15th. It is time to 'Look Good, Feel Good' with Max Trenday. 
Don't forget to join me on Instagram and Twitter, if you haven't already!

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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Spiriting The Two Dimensional








Shot By - Ravit Kailay

What's made black and white an epitome in fashion classics? Why has Coco Chanel's, Calvin Klein's and Helmut Lang's ideologies rendered an influence past time? Being a forever admirer and a recent practitioner of minimal art, the one theory I reckon about minimalism is that it is timeless. A great silhouette in black, white or gray is the basic building block in any wardrobe, and can never really go out of style. Further, you can maneuver these pieces to adapt to your mood. You can go bold in the colour and miss out on accessories or add some jewellery or a belt for contrast. Minimalism is a form which is not temporal in trends and perhaps that is what makes it classic and elegant.
And that's perhaps why, when the wonderful team at Fashionatclick sent over these goodies for me to style, this asymmetrical hemmed dress was my instant pick. The runway is the biggest source of inspiration for the world of fashion. Not many of us are exposed to the glitz and glamour of this world, yet are always enamoured by it. Fashionatclick, brings you this world of ‘fashion fantasy’ where the styles walked on the ramp are offered at affordable prices and are just a click away! 
For me personally, this dress spelled two elements that inspire me as a woman. It has a very strong and bold cut when you see it, but when worn it drapes itself fluidly reflecting all facets of feminism. Also, I feel that an asymmetrical cut, clever draping and folding are techniques that have a certain enigma attached. Clearly, this dress ticked all those boxes for me. Further, it serves as a perfect canvas to try some layering options. Throw on another classic - a basic white shirt, cringing it on the waist with a tan belt for a day out shopping. Else wear a sequined blazer or a vest with your favourite stilettos for that date night. A solid dress gives you multiple variants in styling. 
Keeping in line with the bold and the feminine, I completed the outfit with these gladiator sandals and a pearl choker, respectively. 
I hope you liked the post. You can also see me wear Fashionatclick here and here. Have a fabulous week guys! 

Wearing - 

Dress - c/o Fashionatclick (Shop)
Also love this one.
Choker - ZARA (here)
Rings - Romwe
Sandals - ALDO + DIY
On my nails - O.P.I Alpine Snow

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