Fake feminism: today’s reality?

Considering the recent cases of Shamir Reuben and Aziz Ansari, we wonder if celebrities are milking the feminism rage and building a faux image or are they genuinely supporting the cause? Both of them have been quite vocal about equality and have time and again stood in favor of women. When we hear such men taking advantage of their celebrity status, it becomes a matter of concern.

In case of Aziz Ansari, he misread a woman’s body language and her subtle signs and continued to impose himself on her. A few of you may say, the girl could have been firm and said no or just left the place. Yes, that could have been done but we would like to ask, isn’t body language a necessity when it comes an intimate act like sex? Your body follows you when you are in the mood. Perhaps, years of dominance has made men believe women are always in the mood and they shouldn’t deny advancement of men.

Shamir Reuben has been accused of sending unsolicited sexual messages to as young as 16-17 year olds. He has persistently asked women to send explicit pictures and messages. Apart from sexting, he also wanted to be their ‘first’. After the first accusation by Sakina Bootwala went viral, many other spoke up about their experiences with the well known poet and substantiated her claim.

If renowned men like them, who have build a perception of being feminist, can practice such misogyny, it’s a wake up call for all of us.

Five Days Of Fashion..

The Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 is over and here is how we decided to keep it simple yet colourful this season, a round up of Five Days Of Fashion

Day 1: Nude is the new black!
There is a craze for nude shades since a while now. The same applies for us too. The beige knee length dress with abstract prints was one of the simplest options one could go for. It was breezy and comfortable. The pair of brown, feather earrings was just an option but it proved to be the only option that went best with the outfit. Beige coloured wedges and a maroon lipshade was all that was needed to complete the look!

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Nude is the new black!

Day 2: Black and white, done right!
The first thing that was in the mind was to ditch the heels. Lakmé Fashion Week calls for a lot of work and comfortable footwear is all that one needs. The focus was to work around a pair of simple black sandals. A basic black asymmetrical tee was the one we chose and tucked it with a pair of striped palazzos. Vertical stripes not only give a smarter look but also makes you look slimmer. Ending that with a silver statement neckpiece was all that one could do the best.

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Black and white, done right!

Day 3: Experimenting with basic colours!
A knee length magenta dress with a purple undertone was something that could be experimented really well. The first experiment was accessories and jewellery. A broad belt could flaunt your waist line. Otherwise beige heels would contrast really well with the colour of the dress. Ditching these two alternatives, we thought of accessorising with a multi coloured, beaded neckpiece. The necklace did not look that great at first but after wearing it with the dress, we came to know its worth. A purple lipstick was all you need to complete the look.

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Experimenting with basic colours!

Day 4: That pop of colour!
There was this red floral dress in the wardrobe since quite a long time and we thought of giving it a chance. Pairing it with flats was one possibility of making it look different than one would usually think of working around with it. Completed it with a half, high pony to get that playful look.

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That pop of colour!

Day 5: Black is back!
Needed to get the black back. Yes, black works wonders. It is the ultimate solution to all fashion problems. A black jumpsuit and black heels (less high, more comfort) was all that one needed. An LBD would otherwise be a great alternative to the jumpsuit but lets play with the legs. 😉
Did not want to do much but curl the hair to give the hairstyle a new angle. Black indeed is the saviour.

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Let us know in the comments below about your thoughts and views. We hope you enjoyed reading it. 🙂

Festival of lights!

Diwali is here and I can’t stress enough about my excitement for this festival. Diwali has always been special to me as it reminds me of my childhood. My mom is a cleanliness freak and during Diwali, her OCD peaks to another level. Right after dussehra, she would instruct everyone in my family to clean their rooms and my brother and I would clean ours grumpily. Then came the exciting part of shopping for Diwali. Mumma would make sure that we have shopped well in advance and she would also plan what she wants purchase on Dhanteras. She would drag me to 10 different shops to find perfect diyas to light up our entire house. She always prefers diyas over fairy lights, says it looks better.

The festivities would start on Dhanteras, followed by Choti Diwali and Diwali. Since morning all of us would be cleaning for the last time and start preparing puja room for evening. My duty had always been of placing diyas in the entire house and my brother would be filling diyas with oil and bati. 🙂 We would then change into new clothes and sit for puja. Once we are done with it, we would be lighting diyas everywhere and start bursting crackers (just for Shagun, I vehemently protest against bursting crackers). The day would end with gorging in Diwali sweets and delicacy.

Ahh! This is the first time I am not there at home to bask in the celebrations but here I am celebrating my favorite festival with another family.

Hope you all have a safe, happy and prosperous Diwali. ❤

This dress was designed by Megha. Go green this Diwali. Say no to crackers.

Celebrate Festival and life with the little Kanjaks.

Navratri is one of the most revered and celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga. The nine day fast ends with Ashtami/Navami Puja when 9 Kanya or Kanjak are prayed as avatars of Goddess​ Durga. It is a custom to wash the feet of these nine young girls, offer them clothes/gifts and feed with delicious […]

Navratri is one of the most revered and celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga. The nine day fast ends with Ashtami/Navami Puja when 9 Kanya or Kanjak are prayed as avatars of Goddess Durga. It is a custom to wash the feet of these nine young girls, offer them clothes/gifts and feed with delicious channa, puri and halwa. One of my vivid childhood memory is of Navratri, when on the last day I would get ready to be a Kanjak and feel like a celebrity. I never clearly understood it’s significance then. At that time being a Kanjak was all about being pampered. But my perception changed when I kept the 9 day fast (which I should tell you is a tough thing to do) and hosted my Kanjaks. The feeling of feeding nine young girls and seeing their happiness can’t be articulated using mere words. Amidst the fast and celebrations, you can feel immense faith taking over your mind and filling you with positivity.

Kanya Puja fills your heart with satisfaction and hope. Hope of a brighter future when women are not just celebrated on certain occasions but everyday. Hope of the day when social fabric is rewoven with respect and regard for both genders equally.

This was taken last year during Kanya Puja. I wish these girls grow up to be mindful and learn to stand for themselves, have firm beliefs and understand the essence of this lovely world and know the meaning of true beauty.

Brunched..

Aren’t Sunday brunches one of the best things in the world? Good times laced with amazing food and fashion. Women often find it difficult to choose a perfect brunch look. The most crucial thing to note here is to be comfortable and since it’s a day event, keep your make up light. As brunches tend to include walks, you need to shun your heels, no matter how sexy you feel in them, and opt for flats or wedges.

Here we have curated a fun flirty look for you that you can try for a brunch date with your girlies or your man.

We have paired a H&M dress here with feather earrings to create a glamorous yet fun day look. The look is completed with comfortable wedges.

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‘Loom’inous..!

Incorporating handlooms in traditional wear has always been an easier task and much favourable too. Whenever we think of handlooms, we tend to buy a saree or a kurta. And why not, after all in India, we get to see a lot of varieties when it comes to handmade clothing. Ace fashion designers too promote this manually operated loom on every fashion platform.

In our daily wear we love to subsume various varieties of handlooms to get the comfort from the fabric. Everything that is hand made has a different feeling and everyone loves it. However, the question arises. Can we even incorporate such fabrics in our daily routine? Would we able to manage? Of course! Why not! Gone are the days when handmade clothing only justified to conventional outfits. Designers, stylists and fashionistas keep encouraging to wear woven fabric globally. Various e-commerce sites have also taken up separate sections.

In this particular look, the colourful checkered pattern top is from the one of the most liked e-commerce fashion portals, Tata Cliq. It is bright, comfortable and yes handmade, giving it a very ‘loom’inous effect. While this could have been paired with black palazzo or ethnic skirt to give it a more traditional vibe, we thought keeping it basic and simple and went for plain white jeans. Wearing it with white jeans and heels renders more focus to the colourful top.

If you too are fond of this look, then give it a try!

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Health first.!

In our fast lives and erratic schedules, we end up eating easily available food rather than what’s healthy. Eating nutritious food is essential for our body’s growth, development, sustainability and functionality. Everything that we consume has an impact on our daily lives, it not only affects us physically but also mentally. Food provides us energy to perform bodily functions, maintain healthy weight and quality of life. So, it’s very important that we keep a check on the food and liquid that we consume. 

Our body needs proper nutrition that includes fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals, fat and carbohydrates. The junk food that we relish is highly processed and stripped off its nutrients. Also, it contains added sugar, synthetic ingredients and preservatives which are harmful to our body. 

So choose the healthy way of living. Eat right and exercise. Replace your packaged juices with freshly squeezed juice or smoothie, instead of grabbing a packet of chips eat some salad. We are not asking you to give up outside food (trust us, we can’t either) but try to balance your diet and lead a healthy life.