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Indian Fashion Blog - Rated as the most influential blog in New Delhi by Hindustan Times 2011, presently based in Chennai.
Finalist - Fashion Blog category at Blogadda WIN14 awards.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fashion Designer’s Travelogue with Moto G

LOOKING AHEAD

Sometimes, tough phases in life help you decide on which bridge to cross and which to burn. After serving as a fashion designer with the Lee Cooper team in Mumbai for a year, I have decided to quit my day job and relocate to Chennai in order to completely focus on this blog and Rivista di Moda magazine. It is a difficult decision that I made with both heart and head after careful consideration. Wish me luck :)

LOOKING BACK

Past one year at Future Group has been an enriching journey where I could identify with the Indian retail market, retail trend cycle and consumer psychology. Travelling to Tirupur, the knit hub of India to get my designs developed has been one of the most exciting learning experiences that I still reminiscence looking at the photos in my phone.

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL!

I visited Tirupur earlier this year and thanks to Moto G, the super smartphone from Motorola for making my life easier in the new city that I was completely unaware of.
Traveling smart with #MyMoto

PLANNING THE TRIP AHEAD WITH REMINDER NOTIFICATIONS.


DOCUMENTING THE TRIP; TRAVEL SELFIES TO BEGIN WITH ;)

FINDING A SUITABLE HOTEL
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TAKING GUIDANCE FROM GOOGLE MAPS

RETRIEVING FILES FROM GOOGLE DRIVE SINCE A LAPTOP OBVIOUSLY HAS TO CRASH WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST.

TAKING OPINION FROM MY BOSS IN MUMBAI

TAKE MORE PHOTOS & EDIT THEM WITH THE COOL FILTERS

SHARE THE PHOTOS WITH FOLLOWERS IN FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

SEARCH FOR A GOOD LOCAL RESTAURANT AND TREAT YOURSELF WITH A  DELICIOUS MEAL!

MOBILE PHONE RECHARGE WHILE TRAVELING

SET UP WIFI-HOTSPOT AND CONNECT TO INTERNET FROM YOUR LAPTOP

CAPTURE STUNNING PHOTOS

MORE PHOTOS FROM 37000 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND!

AND GO THROUGH THE PHOTOS, REMINISCENCE THE GOOD TIMES.. WEAR A SMILE!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Manish Malhotra - Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014

Former Miss India Kanishta Dhankar in Manish Malhotra's creations at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014

Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra showcased his couture collection titled ‘Portraits’ at Shree Rajmahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014. The collection captures a girl in her most intense and beautiful moment – when she is a portrait of perfection, when she becomes a bride. The collection aimed at lavish and bling studded nuptial affairs featured plenty of heavily zari embroidered bridal ensembles that were hand crafted by Kashmiri master craftsmen. Manish Malhotra smartly styled his models with regal nose rings by Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers.

Models clad in head to toe gold dust ensembles with adundance of mirror and gota embroidery sashayed down the beautiful ramp decorated with dimly lit flickering candles. A variety of collar details including peter pan, polo necks and Manish Malhotra’s signature low cut back with elaborate ivory thread-work were teamed with vintage shoes in old gold. Vintage golden hues paved way for rich jewel tones of ruby and old emerald. The menswear range consisting of bandhgalas and sherwanis with exquisite hand embroidery were pristinely tailored.

Bollywood starts including Huma Qureshi, Urmila Matondkar, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Alia Bhatt walked the runway for this celebrated fashion designer.


Manish Malhotra accessorized his models with regal nose rings from Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers

The menswear range consisted of fitted bandhgalas and sherwanis that were pristinely tailored.


The vintage golden hues paved way for jewel tones of ruby and old emerald.

A model displaying fashion designer Manish Malhotra's creation at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014


Manish Malhotra's intricate hand embroidery on display at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi at Manish Malhotra's couture showing

Manish loyalist Urmila Matondkar spotted at the show




Bollywood's talented young brigade Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor conclude the show for Manish Malhotra

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fastrack Watches From Watchkart.com at Flat 25% Off

Fastrack by Titan has established itself as the largest youth brand in India with its young, fresh and funky watch designs at an affordable price range. From square and serious to zigzag and funky, from formal to casual, the brand offers watches in multiple styles to suit every occasion. Watchkart.com brings you these fun and funky Fastrack watches for men and women at flat 25% discount. Here are my top trendy picks that are not only upbeat with fashion but are high on savings too!

FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

FOR HIM
Stainless steel timepiece in round and square shaped dial, infused with some youthful aura can make heads turn.

FOR HER
Simple and sophisticated designs with a stainless steel strap in both rectangular and round shaped dial by Fastrack for women of all ages. The sleek and stylish watches completes your formal professional attire. The black watch with leather strap and rectangular dial has youthful zing to it and yet elegant.
Fastrack Stainless steel watches: Buy here and here.

SEMI-FORMAL WATCHES
Leather strap with silvery touch to the dial makes it simple, classy and smart. With user friendly features, will suit all your causal and formal attires.
Buy Semi Formal Fastrack watch for HER & HIM


PARTY ACCESSORY
Strong leather strap finished with classy and appealing silver dial makes these watches a charming party accessory.
Buy Fastrack Party Watches for HER and HIM

CASUAL WATCHES

PATTERN WATCHES
These funky watches with patterned straps from Fastrack is an ideal deal for those youngsters who want to grab cool watches at an affordable price range. Use them for daily wear to enhance your urbane look as they come with one year guarantee.
Buy Fastrack Patterned Watches for HER & HIM

BEACH WATCHES
Playful watches in bold colours make an ideal companion for a summer beach holiday.
Buy Fastrack Beach Watches for HER & HIM

TRENDY SLOGAN WATCHES
Slogans are the biggest of Spring/Summer 2014 runway trends to hit the street. Look trendy by sporting these cool typography watches in quirky colours designed particularly keeping in mind the lifestyle of Gen-Next.
Buy Fastrack Slogan Watches for HER & HIM

MY PERSONAL PICK
While I would like to own every single watch listed above, this particular watch stands out as my personal favourite  for the adventurous, rugged and smart look, much like wolverine! So, which of these watches grabbed your attention?

ABOUT WATCHKART.COM
Along with best quality, watchkart.com offers huge discounts on each & every product making them the undisputed market leader in terms of wrist watch prices in India.
Find Watchkart.com on Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The loot is on with coupons from Zoutons.com

Couponing has become a must if you shop online frequently. After all, who doesn’t want to wind up their shopping with a good discount deal and save some extra bucks? Zoutons.com is the latest coupons and deal aggregation platform that I stumbled upon, featuring the most exciting coupons and deals from top Indian ecommerce stores like Jabong, Myntra, Flipkart, Snapdeal etc. The following are the pros and cons of the website.

PROS

QUALITY COUPONS
The home page at Zoutons.com displays a list of most popular stores, popular coupons and the latest hot deals with very high success rates. A dedicated team constantly cross-checks the availability of the discount, and analyzes how these coupons can help the customer.

EXCLUSIVE BANK COUPONS
Net-banking is one of the most common method of payment while shopping online. Zoutons have included 30 – 35 odd banks within their network, which means that user can also get bank specific discounts which no other deal site offers. You can sort the discounts based on the particular bank, and then shop the products. How cool is that!


EASY NAVIGATION
Zoutons has a very simple and effective user interface. The website loads very fast and is easy to navigate. Stores with similar coupons options and discounts are displayed on the right side based on your search. 


Zoutons.com also features a handy 'Submit Your Coupon' form.

EASY COUPON ACTIVATION
 Activating a coupon is as easy as choosing the right deal and click on the view/activate deal button.

CATEGORY RANGE
Zoutons.com has more than hundred different categories, ranging from apparels, accessories, travel, art, games and lot more.

CONS

HMMM.....
Well, I couldn't find a discount coupon to buy a F22 raptor plane :P

Do share your experiences of using this amazing portal of deals and coupons. The loot is on with coupons from Zoutons.com!
 
ABOUT ZOUTONS
"Zoutons: The Loot is On," a deal-site, which forms a symbiotic relation with shopaholics by providing them crucial information on discount coupons, closing sales, promo codes etc. from all the leading merchandisers of the Indian retail industry.

Follow Zoutons via Facebook, Twitter & Google+

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Featured in The Hindu Metroplus - 2nd June 2014

For most people born and raised in Chennai, The Hindu isn't just a newspaper but an emotion. The daily has been a part of our household for quite sometime now and I feel elated that my blog and I were featured in The Hindu Metroplus, Chennai edition on 2nd June 2014 in the article titled, 'Into his Material World'.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nike Tiempo 94 launch with Marco Materazzi in Mumbai


May 25th 2014 offered a stunning Champions League final which also marked the celebration of Real Madrid’s La Decima feat. However, for me the football fever began few hours earlier in the evening as I attended the launch of Nike TIEMPO 94 collection by Italian World Cup scoring football legend Marco Materazzi in Mumbai. I was also joined by Sukhneet W Gujral, Assistant Stylist Vogue India & fashion blogger at Ms Coco Queen, Nishant Nayyar of FHM India team and Kshitij Kankaria, a Bollywood Stylist for an exclusive session in a “Locker room” setting where Marco Materazzi showcased the latest football innovations for summer 2014 and spoke about his passion for sneakers! The football legend’s witty humour was very much evident when the Vice President & General Manager of Nike India, Mr. Bob Coombes, introduced and talked about various accomplishments and fame of the Italian defender while Marco concluded whispering **head-butt**

 Marco Materazzi in conversation with Mr. Bob Coombes

While talking about his love for sneakers, Marco Materazzi also revealed that he owns a mind-boggling 2000 pair of sneakers and Jordan 11, his favourite pair happens to be one of the three sneaker tattoos in his arm! Marco also hinted at Cristiano Ronaldo to be the player to be watched out in FIFA 2014 given his incredible form and techniques. When asked about Marco’s association with Nike, he replied saying that other brands are what Nike was 10 years ago, Nike is different!

 Marco Materazzi talks about his love for sneakers

Marco at Nike TIEMPO 94 launch in Mumbai


I was also introduced to Nike India’s latest footwear summer collection. This latest lifestyle range of Tiempo will add a pop of colour to your wardrobe this season. The Nike classics promise of comfort, design and colors thus reinventing each classic with technology to reflect modern day demands.


The latest Nike TIEMPO ’94 MID, true to its DNA, is high on performance and craftsmanship and honors its legacy with premium leathers, a versatile style and gradient colors. Another offering from the Tiempo brand family this season includes the Nike TIEMPO TRAINER MID.

 Selfie moment with Marco Materazzi. (From left to right) Nishant Nayyar, Marco Materazzi, Kshitij Kankaria and Purushu Arie

Nike FIFA 2014 jerseys on display in the arena

Myself with my favorite electric blue Tiempo sneakers. Wearing: Blue Blazer from Sammydress.com (worn here) , Engineered stripe shirt designed by a friend, navy harem pants and black sneakers.

Photo Credits: Sukhneet W Gujral