Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dress to Impress for New Years Eve 2013

It's almost 2013 so make sure you're dressing your best to bring in the fabulous New Year! Below are a few outfits I've put together - one South Asian inspired and the other Western inspired. I chose classic black outfits for both and jazzed them up with glitter heels and great accessories! Have tons of fun and be safe lovelies!


-Neha xx

Anarkali Suit: Varun Bahl Black Chiffon Net Anarakali from Pernia's Pop-Up Shop
Earrings: Pave Stud Earrings from Juicy Couture
Ring: Noir Jewellery Ring in Gold and Silver from Monnier Freres 
Clutch: Nichola Clutch Bag from Aftershock London
Heels: Diavolina Women's Alexa Special Occasion Heels from Javari

Headband: Adele Stud Bow Headband from
Dress: Fringe Shoulder Skater Dress from TopShop
Belt: Metallic Hip Belt from Forever 21
Bracelet: 3D Triangle Cuff Bracelet from Asos
Clutch: Sacha Ribbon Bow Clutch from Aftershock London
Tights: Black Gold Seam Tights from TopShop
Boots: Arielle2 Curved Glitter Boots from TopShop

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Vintage Fashion Fix

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! I spent 2 days in my pyjamas with my husband and in-laws, eating, drinking, sleeping, talking, watching Big Boss and EastEnders, hearing about the good ol' days, and looking at old photo albums! We came across my in-law's wedding album and I absolutely loved the fashion and wanted to share with you. Keep scrolling down to see a vintage Ritu Kumar outfit....

The beautiful, blushing bride - My mum in-law

Aunt - Wearing vintage Ritu Kumar!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Vogue India December 2012: Shanina Shaik

Shanina goes goth in this fashion editorial for the December 2012 issue of Vogue India. Strong points: sheer fabrics, cutouts and lace. She definitely channels Morticia from the Adams Family.

See more of the gorgeous Shanina Shaik here.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Outfits

Christmas is just 2 days away now, hope all of your outfits are ready! Below is a bit of inspiration for all of you last minute shoppers. Whether you're planning a romantic night with a loved one or dancing the night away at a rocking Christmas party, below are some outfits fit for those occasions!

Dress: Lipsy Sculptured Dress from Lipsy London find here
Earrings: Arrow Through Heart Earrings from Asos find here 
Bracelet: Ashiana Mini Heart Charm from Asos find here 
Clutch: Gallington from Aldo find here
Heels: Ponferrada Heels from Aldo find here

Dress: Victoria's Secret Lace Fit and Flare Dress find here
Necklace: Lyla Jewel and Gold Chain Necklace from find here
Earrings: Bop Bijoux from Shopbop find here
Carys Spike Knuckle Box Clutch from find here
Socks: Dark Red Jonathan Aston Floral Lace Socks from River Island find here
Boots: Black Glitter Peep Toe Shoe Boots from New Look find here

Friday, December 21, 2012

Femina India: Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar is known for her regal designs so it's only appropriate that her designs were chosen for this editorial named 'Dressing A Goddess'. Love everything about this, from the clothing (of course) hair, makeup and jewellery - it's styled immaculately.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

L'Officiel India Nov 2012: Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh looks stunning in these gorgeous bridal outfits for L'Officiel India November 2012. A very feminine editorial and love the look of a fascinator worn with a lengha.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Liz Earle Makeup Range: Asian and Black Skin Tone

I recently had the pleasure of attending an event for well-known skin care brand Liz Earle which extended it's make-up range to include shades that enhance the Asian and Black skin tone.

Being from North America I had not heard of Liz Earle before moving to the UK last year, and (I'll admit) I'm not the biggest expert when it comes to make-up; I wanted to attend to learn application processes as well as about the brand itself. And I'm glad I did!

We watched as international celebrity make-up artist Pauline Briscoe worked her magic on two models giving them day and night looks. Below are the looks and the products listed beneath that were used on the models as well as some great tips that I picked up!

Day Look

Eyeshadow: Nude (over eyelid) & Birch (on outer corners in a v-shape)
Eyeliner: Dark Brown (used under the lower lashes only)
Mascara: Brown (lash intensifying and smudge proof, but not waterproof)
Eyebrow Pencil: Fair (water resistant)
Blush: Rose Powder Blush
Lips: Blossom (moisturising)

*Tips: When dark brown eyeliner is used under the lower lashes it gives a much softer look than black eyeliner.
The Rose Powder Blush looks good on all skin tones- gives a great fresh look.
When blush is just on apples of cheeks it gives a youthful look.
Blossom lipgloss gives a nude lip look and looks great on all skin tones. It blends best with a brush.

Evening Look

Pauline made the evening look super easy keeping in mind that many of us don't have time for a full makeup routine especially when going out after work. 

Eyeshadow: Dark Brown (on outer corners of eyes in a v-shape; gives a smokey eye look)
Eyeliner: Dark (in bottom of rim of eyes)
Mascara: Brown
Blush: Peony 

*Tips: For a sophisticated look, take the blush up to the temples of your face.
To blend makeup well together, go over your face with a little bit of foundation using a foundation brush, staying away from cheekbones.
Finish the look with powder.

 Day Look

Foundation: Mocha and Nutmeg (mixed 2 shades and blended with brush)
Powder: Mocha
Eyeshadow: Bronze
Concealer: Dark
Eyeliner: Dark Brown (underneath the lower lashes only)
Mascara: Black
Eyebrow Pencil: Dark
Blush: Peony 
Lip Pencil: Juniper (water resistant)
Lipgloss: Spice

*Tips: Use cream blushes as eyeshadow and lipstick (for lipstick put overtop of vaseline on your lips).
Always start with a moisturiser.
Use the lip liner along lip line and blend inward to make lips look smaller.
To make lips appear bigger, use nude tones. 

The goody bag I got from the event had some great products that I've already used! (I got a bit creative with these pictures - why not have fun!?)

Bronze Eyeshadow

Acorn Eyeshadow

Peony Cream Blush

The Peony Cream Blush looks very red at first, but when blended in it gives that perfect pinched look.

First swipe of the blush on to cheeks.

In the below picture I've blended the blush up to my temples, it's very subtle and gives that fresh pinched look.

I am in love with the Liz Earle Cherry Lip Gloss. It has a tinge of red in it and goes on very smooth. It also lasts a long time and is very moisturising.

What I took away from this experience is that Liz Earle emphasises a fresh natural look with minimum effort. Pinched cheeks, glossed lips and light eyeliner for the perfect day time look. Add a bit more of the previously mentioned and you're ready to go out in the evening. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hello! Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Some great red carpet looks at the Hello! Awards that took place in Mumbai, India on Dec 12, 2012. I have to say, Indian celebrities are starting to catch up to Hollywood for Red Carpet looks - love it!  My favourites were Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and  Sridevi.

The below dress is straight off the Goa Resort Fashion Week runway. See it on Leryn Franco here.

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