Monday, 22 August 2016

Scarlett X The Broke Chica

Hello Chicas,

With the festive season around the corner, each one of us are on the hunt to get hold of as many traditional outfits as possible. To make this task easier for you all, I am sharing with you my very first blog post on an ethnic look. Yes, it has been more than a year since I started my blog, but I really didn't get a chance to flaunt ethnic wear. People who know me are aware of the fact of me turning up in pujas in Pajamas. :') For me traditional outfits are usually reserved for weddings and other family functions. I'm not very fond of wearing them on a day to day basis as I am way too clumsy to carry it off. I recently got the chance to meet this amazing designer Shweta Dudani and her collection of Indian wear left me completely spellbound. So, I got hold of this outfit to showcase it on my blog, but before going any further, let me introduce you to her brand SCARLETT.

About SCARLETT

ORIGIN: Three fashion obsessed friends with no degree in the field whatsoever started the label in a room in their paying guest.

NOW: A full fledged workshop with people working round the clock to manufacture both off the rack and on demand couture collection. Specializes in designing clothes that are a trade off between traditionally rich in terms of ethnic forms of embroidery and contemporary in its silhouette.
Currently run by Shweta Dudani.

You can find them on the social media here:

Facebook link: Scarlett by SNG
Instagram: Shweta Dudani

Coming to my outfit, I chose an ethnic jumpsuit in contrasting colors, maroon and peach. The upper part of the jumpsuit has intricate floral zardozi detailing with sheer cut out on the waist and back. Whereas, the bottoms made up of silk give a very royal touch to the attire. The best part about the jumpsuit is the  skinny dupatta which gives the outfit an ethnic touch. Managing a dupatta is one helluva job for me, but this pleated stitched dupatta made my life so much easier. Also, you can play with the dupatta and style it in various ways, or even ditch it for a modern fusion look. To compliment my outfit, I opted for a statement ring and half moon drop earrings in golden and maroon. A cream snakeskin minaudiere and maroon lips tied up the look together.




Thursday, 11 August 2016

Gone With The Wind

Hello Chicas,

As I turn a year older today, I look back and realize that life has been a roller coaster ride for me. In life you may not get what you want, but someday you will surely get what you deserve. People who know me are aware of the fact that I had been pursuing CA for the past few years. However, whenever I use to daydream (which by the way, I do a lot) about the future, I always thought of myself as working in some swanky fashion company. So, very recently after all these years it occurred to me that to fulfill this dream of mine I need a degree in fashion. :D
And, finally, after clearing a few tests and interviews, I got the chance to be a part of the very prestigious fashion college, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata. I am pursuing Master's in fashion management there and thoroughly enjoying every bit of it. Never in my wildest dream had I thought that I will actually be a part of NIFT and be able to make a career shift. This past year has been incredible to me, from travelling to some amazing places, to moving a step closer to my goals, I feel extremely blessed and thankful to God and my parents who have always been my support system. So, guys dream on and work hard to achieve them.

 As we all know, off-the-shoulder silhouettes are all the rage right now and very summer friendly. Personally, I love this shoulder peeping style and find it very sexy. They look flattering on every body type and come in various forms. A few easy peasy ways of styling them are:

  • You can dress an off -shoulder dress by pairing it up with heels or dress them down by adding sneakers and a backpack.
  • For a fun beach look you can wear a bardot top with shorts or skirts.
  • Whereas, people who are not so comfortable with a full bardot neckline can opt for cold shoulder tops or dresses.
  • For office goers, a structured off-shoulder top with a pencil skirt or trousers is a great way to try this trend.
  • You can go bare neck or accessorize with layers of necklace or just flaunt a statement choker for a boho-chic look.

Coming to my birthday outfit, I chose an off-shoulder dress in floral print. The dusk blue color of the dress was the first thing which caught my eyes. And the smocking pattern with the off shoulder neckline further enhanced the beauty of the dress.
 I have styled my off shoulder dress with a sleek silver choker. As the dress was pale and subtle, I thought of adding a colorful punch with pom pom shoes which I created myself using pom pom balls on a black lace up wedge heels. These colorful bunch of cuteness looks good on almost everything and I'll be very soon sharing with you all a post on how to make your own pom pom shoes. I opted for a tan fedora and tassel sling to complete the look. Also, this is my first time with purple lips and I'm totally loving it. MAC Heroine is an amazing shade and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for purple lip color. All thanks to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for making purple lipstick so popular post her red carpet appearance in Cannes. I wanted a mid-parted straight hair look, but the weather God had something else on his mind so please excuse my frizzy, wavy hair.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal