Showing posts with label ethnic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ethnic. Show all posts

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Festive Style Guide with Max Fashion

Hello Chicas,

Festive season is around the corner and so is the fever to shop to look one's best during the celebration. As a kid, I had always loved festivals for the numerous shopping trips I took with my mother. For me, the best part about the festivities was to get all decked up to attend the Puja and later going out with friends and family for pandal hopping followed by dining at my favorite restaurant. Fast forward to 2017, nothing has changed much except for the fact that I am no more accompanied by Mom for shopping. This year I did my Pujo shopping from Max Fashion from their recently launched festive collection.

Max Fashion celebrated the advent of festive season by launching their new collection. The collection is about bringing back the rich grandeur of Indian tradition yet giving it a modern touch. Max through its ‘Tavisha’ range offers a range of stylized garments comprising classic combinations of voluminous, vibrant and layered skirts with trendy cholis or crop tops, to complete the grand look of the festive season. It is a fusion of tradition and latest trends on the block and you can buy it from your nearest Max stores or online here

From flared maxi skirt to embroidered tops their new collection is all about ethereal timeless textures and classic beauty. Once such outfit caught my eyes when I was there at the Max Fashion Store for their collection launch event. It was a gorgeous maxi skirt in maroon. The skirt was very simple with brocade detailing at the hem, however the voluminous flare made it look so royal. To style the skirt, I picked a black top with a thin strap. The top had golden detailing on it which went well with the Marsala skirt. As I was shooting on a rather sunny day, I tied my hair in a low bun and added a pair of black round sunnies to give a retro look.

I shot the outfit at the Parasnath Jain temple which is located right next to my house. This temple is some 150 years old and its construction was initiated in the year 1867 by Ray Badridas Bahadur. The interiors of the temple has been lavishly decorated with high quality mirrors, multi hued stones and glass made mosaics, while the outdoor area is surrounded with many hued flower gardens and sparkling fountains. The garden itself is decorated with blocks of glass mosaics and silver European-styled statues.  One of the major attractions of the temple is a lamp, which is burning with ghee perpetually inside the sanctum sanctorum, since the inception of the temple in 1867The whole environment of the temple radiates peace and serenity that has a very calming effect on the body and soul.

Enjoy the pictures!
Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Rivaah by Tanishq

Hello Chicas,

Last month I got a chance to witness the extravagant exhibit of the Rivaah collection from Tanishq at the Sonar Sansar Jewellery exhibition. The Rivaah collection encompasses a wide range of stunning handcrafted wedding jewellery for brides from across India, designed and conceptualized by the design team in Bangalore. Rivaah is the amalgamation of Tanishq’s tradition and craftsmanship – Rivaaz and the sacred bond of marriage – Vivaah. Irrespective of which part of the country a bride hails from, jewellery is always an integral part of the wedding ceremonies. Rivaah comprises of ornate creations in gold, diamond, Kundan and Polki, to cater to a bride hailing from any community across India. Every piece of jewellery from Rivaah, be it a haathphool for a Punjabi bride or a kamarbandh for a Kannadiga bride, is a Tanishq masterpiece in itself.  Jewellery from Rivaah collection is priced at Rs. 1 lakh.

It was quite a task for me to create a look from the wide variety of jewellery available. Keeping in mind the outfit I wore, which was a basic v neck white tee worn backwards to give a mock neck effect over a grey maxi skirt with printed hem, I opted for a heavy statement choker and earrings which was from their Marwari bride collection. It had this beautiful Polki detailing which made me completely fall for it. After wearing all these pieces I felt that something was still missing and that's when I thought of incorporating some Bengali elements too. So I layered the choker with a traditional Bengali haar and bangles. And the end result was that I was all set to attend a wedding if not be the bride.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Project Melange

Hello Chicas,

Hope you all are doing good. I have been super busy these days, working on a few projects for my blog and juggling with numerous interviews for the upcoming summer internship. Speaking of summers, I'm having a really tough time shooting the outfits and I'm badly longing for a vacation in the hills. 

Recently for one of my college assignments, I had to create a Lookbook with the theme textile. Having not much traditional items in my closet to recreate the look, I thought of coming up with a fusion getup instead. While hunting for the outfits, I came across this mustard yellow dress from KAZO which I had bought last year, but never wore it as I found the length of the dress quite unflattering on my petite body. So, this time I thought of wearing the dress over pants and that's when one of my recent buys, a pair of printed palazzo pants came to the rescue. These ajrakh printed flared pants in navy complimented the mustard dress beautifully. For accessorizing, I went for a red bindi and a pair of pearl earrings which I purchased from an exhibition put up by the students of Sawansukha Jewellers Institiute. Furthermore, the maroon studded sling and black pumps added a touch of modern appeal to the look.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Designers Wardrobe

Hello Chicas,

Last week Kolkata witnessed the launch of a one of its kind multi-designer store, Designers Wardrobe. The store is located at the hub of the city at 4 Shakespeare Sarani, opposite Theater A.C. Market. Started by three young businessmen of Kolkata, the team comprises of Umang Saraogi heading the marketing department, Saket Saraogi handling operations and Amit Agarwal managing the finance. The vision of Designers Wardrobe is to create the finest fashion designers for our country in the coming years. Designers Wardrobe is an exclusive platform for all the aspiring fashion Designers who dreams to start their own label. It expertise in making brands, where they partner with talented designers and provide them all round support to create and launch them in the market.

Customized marketing budget for each designer to promote their label and establish them as a brand is also one of the unique offerings of Designers Wardrobe making them stand out from the other multi-designer stores in Kolkata. The marketing services provided to the designers include both Online (Designers Facebook Page, Instagram Page, YouTube promotions, SEO etc) And Offline Marketing (Hoardings, Bill Boards, Newspaper, Magazines, Photo shoots etc). The designers also get the opportunity to attend guiding/session lectures from industry experts at regular intervals in order to update themselves the current trends. 

Currently, Designers Wardrobe houses the following eminent designers: Shweta Dudani, Kritika Sarawgi, Deepak Shekhar, Vidisha Taparia, Arju Jain, Neha Baid, Kari and Gaurav's. The collection at DW ranges from heavy bridal wear to casual Indo-Western outfits. Following are some of my favorite picks from the store.

Picture Courtesy: The Clic Chic 

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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mada Sasa X The Broke Chica

Hello Chicas,

I'm back with yet another post on ethnic wear. Recently, on a shopping trip to an exhibition in my city I came across this brand called Mada Sasa and was completely enthralled by their amazing collection. From pleasing pastel color palate to minimalist embroidered dresses, Mada Sasa offers an exquisite range of ethnic and fusion wear. Luckily, I got the chance to collaborate with them and today I will be sharing with you all one of their outfits from their spring/summer collection. But, before going any further I would like to share more details about the brand.


The brand Mada Sasa is an eminent manufacturer, exporter & supplier of a range of Apparels and hand woven and other Fashion Accessories and ornamentations, which are reputed for quality, endurance and vibrancy in colours. With our rich experience and innovation, we create the best blend of tradition and modernity in our products.

Each of our designs is meticulously created by our R&D team comprising of qualified fashion designers. For aeons our team has been working on the various types of Indian handlooms and value additions, and our traditional and contemporary designs clubbed with perfection and the right choice of fabrics allow us to offer the best in the fashion world.

Our styles move with the time and vary as per the requirement of our clients.With dedication, detailing and integrity being our USP, our firm adherers to very strong international quality control standards, various levels of checks related to the fabric quality, ornamentations, colour fastness, and eco friendliness, and ensure timely supply as per our commitments.

Swati Bajoria was one of the receipients of the Women Achievers Award 2014 presented by actor Abir Chatterjee.

Products Offered:

A wide variety of ethnic and fusion wear ranging from dresses, tunics, drapes and gowns are offered by the brand. The collection showcases an exquisite work comprising of zardozi, mirror work, ribbon embroidery, cutwork applique and much more.

What I wore:

Coming to my outfit, I am wearing a multi-stripe dress in moss green and off white. The earthy tone of the dress makes the outfit very unique which is usually very difficult to find in Indian wear. The floral applique across the neckline and hem of the sleeves lends an ethnic touch to this fusion wear. Also, the coral and golden color of the applique adds a much needed pop to the outfit. While the overall look of the gown is very casual and light, one can always accessorize it for a glamorous party look. Following the earthy tone of the dress, I opted for oxidized half moon statement earrings and ring. I love how these muted retro accents can create such a huge impact without it being too flashy. To complete the look, I went for side swept hair and orange lips.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Rangriti X The Broke Chica

Hello Chicas,

After trying out traditional wear in my recent post, I am on the hunt for finding daily ethnic wear to combat the humid weather in Kolkata. And while checking out a few websites online, I came across Rangriti. I was very impressed with the variety of ladies kurtis offered and the price range of the brand. So, let me guide you with more detailed information about the brand.

About Rangriti:

Rangriti is a range of bright & happy women’s Indian wear.
A unique fusion of Rang-color and Riti – fashion, Rangriti brings out a line that is a fine blend of feminine cuts and beautiful shades in sync with the latest fashion trends.
Rangriti provides high-end fashion at very attractive prices making it a perfect answer to every woman’s wish of making every day exceptional. With a wide range of beautiful kurtas, Anarkalis, churidars, dupattas, leggings and kurtis in pleasing prints, colors and patterns, the brand aims at bringing freshness, variety & style to every woman’s closet.

Classic patterns with fabric innovation is the core design component of Rangriti women’s clothing. Mesmerizing hues and elegant cuts bestow every piece with unmatched grace and beauty. Flaunt the latest trends in vogue with amazing block prints and contrast detailing on kurtas. Rangriti has exclusive fashion clothing, which offers some of the best deals when it comes to online shopping for women.

The Rangriti collection is sure to glorify your presence wherever you go and steal hearts by the millions. Wear it and feel draped in style.
Why Rangriti:
  • Rangriti offers contemporary designs in traditional ladies kurtis as well as fusion wear to cater to the needs of modern Indian women. From asymmetrical hemline to A-line styles, they have a variety of options to choose from. Available in an array of color palette ranging from pastel colors to bright hues, there is something for everyone.
  • The price range of the ladies kurtis are surprisingly very affordable. One can get a kurta for everyday wear at a very low price.
  • Rangriti utilizes the services of reputed courier service providers for offering shipping in India. It offers free shipping within India on all products offered. They strive to ensure timely delivery of orders within 2-7 days.
  • It provides a fuss free payment mode with options like cash on delivery, internet banking, debit card.
  • Products can be returned within 15 days from the date of delivery free of cost. Both Items and size exchanges are allowed.
I have listed below a few kurtis from their website which I liked the most. Pair them with denim or palazzos for an Indo-Western look or classic churidars for an Indian avatar.

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.


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.