Saturday, 27 September 2014

Lifestyle #Styleplay - Smooth Transition






Photography - Rana Gurtej

I won't be stating anything new or different when I say that certain specific colours and palettes have made a serious contribution when it comes to my personal dressing and the styling assignments I undertake. So much so, that these fashion ideals of mine have made a smooth exit from my wardrobe and have become symbolic to many emotions and pleasant episodes of my life. Hence last week, when I was asked to style for Lifestyle and play around the colour Indigo, I couldn't help but go overboard with joy and excitement. Indigo is the electric, androgynous and bold shade of navy and among the very rare shades that transcends beautifully into anything - fashion, art, architecture. Add it as a vital burst of colour into your outfit or allow it to shine uninterrupted, this shade makes a statement like no other. Being a ruler this year over the runways, there is just no excuse to not wear it. Its a colour one can indulge in effortlessly. A well tailored blazer or a pair of trousers are safe options to begin with. I am also always drawn towards a pair of cobalt heels because I believe they are a great statement piece. Irrespective of the degrees to which this colour appeals you, there is no denying that it is an absolute must-have for your wardrobe and mood. 

Another great investment piece, which might tax your pocket a bit but is a game-changer when it comes to putting together your outfits is the glam churned biker/moto jacket. This number was the first piece that caught my attention at the Lifestyle store and I just knew that I had to have it. My first thoughts were to style it with the quintessential white summer dress or something that involves lace. However, being a dominant shade for Autumn/Winter'14, I decided to create a 'transition into fall' look and contrasted it with this deep berry dress. Biker jackets for me work best when complimented with soft, delicate details like lace and embellishments. Hence, the beaded neck-line of this dress provided the perfect base. I added another pop of colour via the pumps and finished the outfit with accessories that provide a subtle ode to the edgier details of the jacket. 

What's your take on this burst of colour and how do you prefer dressing up in Indigo. Do share in the comments below or on Twitter/Instagram - #Styleplay #TrimmingsAndLace.

Wearing - 

Jacket - ONLY (c/o Lifestyle)
Dress - Fahrenheit (c/o Lifestyle) (here)
Pumps - Done By None
Box Clutch - Stradivarius
Rings - Gifted

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Lifestyle #Styleplay - Preview

(Dress - Fahrenheit, Shirt - Vero Moda) - c/o Lifestyle, Bag - Forever21

(Dress - Ginger) - c/o Lifestyle, See posts - here, here

(Dress - Fahrenheit, Shirt - Vero Moda, Earrings - Ginger) - c/o Lifestyle, Bag - Forever21

See posts - here, here


See posts - here, here

Excited to be styling for the Lifestyle #Styleplay series. Here's a peek to what's coming next on the blog. Can you guess what is it? Comment and Tweet.

Also, don't forget to participate in this exciting giveaway, powered by MaxFashions where you can win yourself shopping vouchers worth Rs. 1500. View all details - here.

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

TrimmingsAndLace Giveaway - #GetFestiveWith Max

I've been much elated (as I shared) to have gotten an opportunity to partner with Max for a series of events, which concluded last week. From being the official stylist for Trenday to hosting the 'Take A Selfie' contest, I've had an experience to learn and work with the most wonderful team. Now what's an adventure with a dollop of love, if it is not shared. If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you might know that last week I was tweeting reporting live from the Max store sharing insights about their new collection for autumn and winter. From geometrical prints to english florals, from digital prints to opulent solids, the collection has a piece to suit every palette, checking all boxes in terms of trends and styles. With the festive season almost at a start, I couldn't stop my wandering eyes to relish the bring hues and rich embroideries thronging the store (if you don't believe me here's a dekho). Indian dressing is a very essential part of me and I jump with all flamboyancy whenever given a chance (case in point - herehere and here) to dress in the same.

Knowing that I am not alone in this love, MaxFashions brings to you readers a lovely opportunity to get out and get festive. Here is your chance to win shopping vouchers worth Rs. 1500 from Max. Without much adieu, here's what you need to do - 

1. Share that one element, which according to you, is the most crucial when it comes to Indian and/or festive dressing (For example, the drape of a sari)
2. You can only tweet your answers or leave them as comments on Instagram, #GetFestiveWithMax
3. For step 2 to be complete, FOLLOW TrimmingsAndLace and MaxFashions on Twitter (here, here) and the respective profiles on Instagram (here, here)
4. For extra entries, LIKE TrimmingsAndLace and MaxFashions on Facebook (here, here). Don't forget to invite your friends to the celebration by tagging them in your answers on Twitter and Instagram.  

*Contest open for India residents only.
**Contest closes September 27, 2014.
***The winner shall be awarded a gift voucher worth Rs. 1000. Two runner-ups will be chosen and awarded gift vouchers worth Rs. 500 each. 

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Fruitful Delays







Pictures - Sajan Arora
It feels like quite some time since my last post. Well, September is it? Fifteen days down is it? No, not that I am not in 'touch' with the regular, just that time seems to have been set on a bullet. The last I knew I was planning my sister's wedding in February and here we are almost at the threshold of a new year. As much as this period excites me because it brings in all the festivities and celebrations, it kind of gets me under pressure because it also mirrors the journey so far and the milestones that are yet to be achieved. For me personally, I feel blessed to have the kind of people in my life who always help shape this pressure as a positive, launch pad for me to push my limits and seek the various adventures of creativity. It is natural for us to bog down under time frames and targets but we must remember that what's worth it is what has every drop of our sweat and perseverance. Plus delays are never denials.

Luscious fruit prints have been ruling the summer'14 platforms for a while now. The sheer deliciousness at sight attracts me more towards them than an element of associated quirk. Cherries and pineapples did their good, but where a print involves shades of green set against the white - it belongs to me. Hence, these kiwi print trousers are such a score and I simply cannot get over them. To highlight the print to its full potential, I made a last minute switch from a pale pink top to this cobalt number. With the weather smoothing by the day, I can't wait to romance more and more of colour. To add an element to offset this look and another layer in terms of styling, I contrasted the top and mixed prints with the pants by way of my favourite leopard pumps.

I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Sajan Arora for this post. Do drop by his page and Instagram profile (@sajan_arora_photography) to show his photography brilliance some love!

Wearing - 

Top - Thrifted (some good 4 years old)
Trousers - ZARA (Here) (Love These Too)
Pumps - Dune (Here)
Cuff - Forever21
Sunglasses -

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