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Friday, 3 July 2015

The Boyfriend Shirt


Once in a while a trend comes along where we borrow from the boys - literally. There are so many ways to wear his blue & white striped men's button-down shirt, or his white v-neck tee and for some reason, the color white is always ideal. In fashion design, primarily in ready-to-wear lines, boyfriend is any style of women's clothing that was modified from a corresponding men's garment. Examples include boyfriend jackets, boyfriend jeans, and boyfriend blazers, which are often more unisex or looser in appearance and fit than most women's jackets or trousers, though still designed for the female form. 



There are two main important ways to wear the look: making it oversized, and rolling up the sleeves. The boyfriend trend is all about wearing clothes that look a size too big for the wearer. It is recommended to only go up one size. By rolling up the sleeves, it makes the look more feminine and balances it out while implying that the sleeves would be too long for the wearer's arms. 





I've worn loose clothing almost all my life. For some odd reason, tight and fitted clothing isn't really my style and I opt for loose, airy & comfortable clothing. So the boyfriend shirt trend is what I've followed unintentionally in fact haha! Personally, I would prefer pairing up a dull, striped, loose, oversized boyfriend shirt, with a bright coloured bottom like I've worn red palazzo pants from StalkBuyLove here! 





I've been wanting to style the boyfriend shirt for ages now but never stumbled across a good one considering I'm Single! Uh-Umm! I recently came across two amazing shirts one of which I styled here. Can't wait to shoot the other one! My best friend Poorva from Style Spectrum styled her daddy's shirt in a super fun look too! Wait till she uploads hers! Hope you enjoy my look! I had so much fun while shooting it!












Shirt: Thifted
Palazzo Pants: StalkBuyLove
Wedges: Zara
Bag: Marc Fisher
Glasses: Thifted from the streets of Pune
Accessories: Busy Bee, Pune


Hope you loved the pictures!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,
-M





Thursday, 25 June 2015

Haute Hippie


As many of you'll already know, "Boho" is an abbreviation of the word "Bohemian".  Boho chic dressing has been around for a while now and was always associated particularly with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England. Designer Savannah Miller, elder sister of actress Sienna Miller, described a "real bohemian" as "someone who has the ability to appreciate beauty on a deep level, is a profound romantic, doesn't know any limits, whose world is their own creation, rather than living in a box"



Recently the Coachella Music Festival that is held every year in the Colorado Desert, made Indie, Boho or Hippie style of dressing quite a rage all over the world. Music festivals that take place all around, see hoards of attendees each time and Boho or hippie style is fairly predominant. 



Personally I'm not a very big fan of the hippie style on myself, but I think it looks great on certain people who can really carry out this particular style! But I'm always open to change and of course, the music festival vibe usually gets me into the boho phase! I wanted to do my own take on this style. Of course I went all out with the flash tattoos that I received in my Sugarbox subscription but if I had to wear this to a music festival in Pune or Mumbai, I'd probably minus the boots, the 'bindis' and the flash tattoos haha! But, Colorado or Miami, well, you know the drill! 



When I was sent this fringed bag by Vida Loca by Karishma Shah, I was really excited to use it as it differed from my usual style. With 'Fringes' reigning the current Fashion scene, I succumbed to the Fringe loving cult haha! Currently this bag is what I carry around daily and trust me, it really does spice up any outfit!!



As for the gorgeous jewelry, Medoso by Shruti Lakhotia, has some fabulous pieces which can be worn even with a pair of ripped denims and a crisp white shirt for a great fusion look or pair it up with good old traditional Indian wear! Very versatile!



Well, we should experiment while we're still young, isn't it? Let me know your views on this experimental take on Indie / Boho / Hippie Style!




Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Boots: American Eagle found at Pax, Mumbai
Bag: Vida Loca
Purple Earrings, Blue Ring: Medoso
Vintage Coin Ring: Bought from an Exhibition, Pune
Hand Harness: DIY-ed by Me
Flash Tattoos: Sugarbox
On My Nails: Innocent 944 by Sinful Colors
On My Lips: Indie Flick by NYX


Hope you guys enjoyed reading about this experimental look of mine!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,
-M






Monday, 22 June 2015

I've Got The Blues


If you are someone who follows the Lakme Fashion Week, you would have definitely come across the chic brand, Love From India! Their designs range from western wear to \fusion to Indian kurtis etc. Such variety! Glance through their website and I'm sure you won't be disappointed! Tons of options for dresses, tunics, shirts, kurtis and even capes and beach cover ups!! 
Love From India - LFI brings to life the beauty and energy of India in the form of easy to wear, trendy and world class fashion wear. Their tunic line is designed for every day use, that’s both, easy-going and fashionably stylish. With designs that are young, contemporary and trendy, LFI is the ideal choice for women of all ages. 
They have a wide range of options for fabrics as well which includes prints on cotton silk and cotton viscose, amongst other fabrics that are not only refreshing to wear, but feel great on the skin. Every product conforms to international standards of manufacturing, with an assurance of unmatched quality and finish.
What's their USP? They manage most of the processes in-house, like weaving, printing to stitching final product. this gives them better control over quality and they can ensure that every LFI garment is not only designed beautifully, but created with the highest manufacturing standards and garment care.


Recently I had the chance to collaborate with the brand and pick a piece from their collection. I had to go with a piece from their LFW collection by Nidhi Agarwal & Jayesh Khatri. I picked a beach cover up, which I planned on using on my trip to Goa which I never wore at the beach there coz I felt so lazy to change or dress up or even MOVE haha! But, this was such a versatile piece and this is how I styled the cover up for a casual day out for a brunch with my friends back home in Pune!




















Top/ Cover Up: Love From India -Sold Out Get Similar
High Waist Pants: Sriram Arcade, Kolkata
Heels: Designed & Custom Made by Fermah Shoes
Clutch: Pune Streets
Sunnies: Mg Road, Pune

Hope you enjoyed my casual rendition of this cover up!
Till next time!
Lots of Love,
-M

Friday, 19 June 2015

Print Clash




The summers have almost come to an end now, with the rain clouds just coming in. I did crib about the immense heat and tanning but I'm sure I will miss the season till it comes in again next year! Well, best part about these monsoons though is that my best friend, Poorva is in town! Yay! Something to look forward to inspite of the rains! First thing we did, is meet and hog some dishes that have been a staple to us - Patacon Pisao & Nasi Goreng! Yum! Also, what a welcome coz we lost our phones while shooting this look along with our bags! Yes, Don't Ask!! But we managed to nab the person in time and get them back!


As, for my outfit here, the crop top and skirt is from a lovely boutique tucked away in Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune. I loved styling these two clashing prints together!! Busy Bee, is usually where you will find me every Monday evening to help you out with your style queries! Housing some chic pieces from bustiers to maxi dresses and skirts, this is a one-stop-shop for all your style requirements! Whats more? The owner, Sanjana is a delight to have around in case you need any help with what to wear..., where!! All you girls, who aren't from Pune, follow her page on Facebook HERE & her Instagram account @busybeeforever to contact her and purchase the stuff online!! ;) You can also alternatively contact me via mail on envogue.diva.m@gmail.com & I shall guide you further!









So moving on, those who follow my Instagram account know that I was in Goa in May for a friend's wedding! It was a small getaway & oh boy, it was sooo hot in the month of May. The wedding was crazy fun and it was the first time I attended a destination wedding! I wish my friends, Roshan & Anshu a super happy life ahead!
Well now, some people rave about dusky complexion and some don't really go gaga over it. As for me, I'm not sure what I love more, fair skin or dusky? I personally, am fair skinned. I guess?! Though I've grown a lot darker after I started with MBA college about two years back! I know, weird logic but whatever haha! Actually, neither am I dusky nor wheatish, but on the fairer side, so well, lets just say I'm the best of both worlds haha! So in these pictures, I've tanned slightly and I loved how I look in the pictures!! 


While in Goa, under the harsh summer sun on the beach, It was hard to avoid the tan. What I noticed, inspite of using sunscreen lotions, I still usually tan slightly. Its something that's pretty inevitable. But, what I hate is the way my skin feels after the application of the sunscreen lotions. My skin feels oily, sticky and somehow I feel even more hot after applying the lotions. I hate that feeling! When the peeps at Avene India sent me this before my trip to Goa, I was excited to try it. I applied Avene Tres Haute Protection Emulsion SPF 50+ Sunscreen, thankfully I didn't get sunburnt. All credits go to the French company, Avene for that. I did tan slightly though, since the summer sun in Goa in the month of May is too harsh for even the highest of SPFs. This tan, is lovely. It doesn't make me look dark and still gives me that lovely glowy bronzed look. If it wasn't for Avene, I probably would have returned to Pune with sun burnt skin! Yes, literally sunburnt! The tan is even, not patchy, and Its very slight which is great! Probably when used in less hotter climates, it will not let you tan even slightly. Highly recommend this product. Priced at 1250/-, it is slightly steep but totally worth the money spent on it. Check out their website HERE




Top, Skirt: Busy Bee
Bag: Mg Road, Pune
Shoes: Forever 21
Sunnies: Zara
Necklace: Tibetan Market, Nainital
Swarovski Ring: Ziveg 

Hope you enjoyed this post as I really had a great time shooting for this look!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,
-M