Thursday, 27 October 2016

Launch of "Shidur" collection by Ambrish Damani

Hello Chicas,

Although it's been a while since Durga Puja got over, I got to relive that Pujo feeling at the preview of designer Ambrish Damani's latest collection "Shidur" hosted by Pen Twister. The event turned out to be an extended Dashmi celebration with the other fellow bloggers of the city. We had a gala time, rejoicing over the tune of dhak while indulging in some sindur khela. Before I go ahead with the details about the latest collection, here is a brief introduction about the designer.

About the Designer
Ambrish Damani has been involved with fashion design for over 15 years.
The chirpy effervescent Kolkatan has a rich family lineage of entrepreneurs in the corporate world and through this label he is pushing boundaries and expressing his passion for design.
His collection reflects a whiff of fresh air & his effervescent personality. His designs are not only very wearable & comfortable, but offers something for every occasion. He specializes in graceful salwar-kameezes and petite saris along with matching accessories.
His body of work utilizes a broad spectrum of fabrics, primarily natural. His artistry is best reflected through his favorites including Cotton, Linen, Jute, Net, silk & Georgette.

About the Collection "Shidur"

The collection "Shidur" is an exquisite range of festive wear in shades of red and brown. The use of antique embroidery over organic silk gives a very rich traditional appeal. I personally loved the addition of tassels on the hemline of dupattas and scarves. The intricate detailing along with the bright hues are a perfect combination for the upcoming festive season.

Monday, 17 October 2016

That '70s Look

Hello Chicas,

I had been terribly caught up with assignments since the day I joined NIFT. Juggling between studies and blog left me with no time for self pampering. But thank god for Durga Puja, we got an off for a week and I finally got the opportunity to take a much needed break from the daily mundane routine. So I ended up spending the entire last week lazing around at home, meeting my favorite people, binge eating desserts while skipping my workout sessions. However, I did go for a few shopping trips so I guess that more than compensated my cardio sessions. :D

Coming to my look, I have taken inspiration from retro Bollywood fashion. I happened to work on an assignment recently on 70s and 80s Bollywood fashion where I got to study the style sense of the yesteryear actors and actresses. From wide legged trousers to platform shoes, these fashion elements made quite a style statement back then in the 70s which are now back in vogue. Among the various style divas of the golden days, I particularly loved Zeenat Aman and Dimple Kapadia's style. They were pretty bold and confident in whatever they wore and I could literally spot pieces from my wardrobe flaunted by them. So I thought of putting together these elements to create a retro look. I have already posted a look wearing the button down mini skirt sported by Dimple Kapadia in the famous movie Bobby which you can check out here. So this time I thought of working the midi length and decided to pair the most abused piece in my wardrobe, the denim button down midi skirt with a ribbed crop top in red. The mock neckline of the crop top gives a very retro appeal while the tinted yellow sunglasses are a reminiscence of Zeenat Aman's look from the famous song "Dum Maaro Dum". I have also added a neckerchief in polka dot to accessorize my look further keeping in mind the dip in temperature these days. A dusty pink pointed pumps with quirky cupcake purse completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal

Saturday, 1 October 2016

KAZO Autumn/Winter Collection 2016

Hello Chicas,

A few weeks back, I got the chance to attend the launch of autumn/winter collection of Kazo in Forum Mall, Kolkata. Their store in the Forum mall has been shifted to Forum courtyard with an entirely chic revamped look. It was a great experience meeting the other fashion bloggers of the city and reviewing the new range of Kazo. The event turned out to be a super fun with quirky video shoots, awesome makeup session and ended on a sweet note with yummy food.

KAZO is a young international brand that has made its way into the center of the fashion industry within a short span of time. The main asset of the collections is that it is highly affordable which enables an access to the latest designer wear, giving a chance to every woman to feel great in her skin, right to her soul.

Their fall collection consists of amazing warm toned colors ranging from mustard yellow to burnt orange. But the entire range in apricot shade totally stole the show. Comprising of ribbed coordinates and shirt dresses, they were the highlight of the entire collection. Apart from neutral colors, a lot of metallic hues were also present in the form of jacquard peplum tops and sheath dresses. Other on trend items like cold shoulder, lace up style, oversize dresses were also a part of their collection. They have even come up with an entire cocktail line comprising of beautiful evening gowns in colors like midnight blue and metallic beige. The store looked extremely peppy and attractive with the pop colors and shiny metallic garments. Apart from the trendy clothes, classy handbags in neutral colors were also the spotlight of their fall range.