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.
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.
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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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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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.
Like everyone else, we too are eagerly waiting to see the red carpet look of our favourite divas at Cannes Film Festival 2017. And like most of us, we too are gushing over the first looks by Deepika Padukone. She undoubtedly slays it every single time. Styled by the brilliant Elizabeth Saltzman, DP is doing full justice on the international arena.
However, our personal vote for the best stylist has always been for the effervescent Shaleena Nathani. We feel she has always proved to be the ex-factor for Deepika’s style statement. Be it styling her up in a simple tank top with ripped jeans for her travel diaries, or letting her don thigh high slit red carpet gowns; Shaleena has always ranked the top place in our hearts.
We were hoping to see such gorgeousness oozing out from DP’s red carpet look this time at the glorious Cannes Film Festival 2017. And her first red carpet look has certainly been the best so far. Her makeup compliments her outfit like never before.
Stunner she is. We love you equally Elizabeth! :*
Last night, while rummaging through my wardrobe, I found this ethnic jacket and thought of a cool summer look. Upon discussing with Pooja, we started putting the look together.
We decided upon pairing the Palazzo with black spaghetti and the jacket. The focus was completely on the jacket and it’s beautiful intricate embroidery.
The look was completed with beautiful earrings and kolhapuri chappals.
One can easily try to recreate this look with Palazzo or long skirt or even jeans. For a more playful look pair it with shorts. One can also carry a long ethnic jacket instead of a short one.