Beewitched


December 22, 2015

   

I’m a sucker for beautiful design especially when combined with robust functionality. And there are no better examples of this combination than in nature. Ever look at honeycombs and wonder why bees make the perfect hexagons, with jewellers’ precision? ;) Besides being a gorgeous mix of delicate configurations of lines and angles that reflect a desire for barely-there jewels, hexagonal honeycombs make the perfect optimised compact grids to store in- minimal weight and maximum strength. Imagine if your jewellery reflected this too, y’know, besides just looking pretty.

Caratlane.com recently introduced it’s BeeJewelled collection with jewellery made in grid-like formations play host to strips of diamonds in waves which add a touch of just-enough glamour to an edgy collection. The designs are powerfully impressive ranging from fan-like frills of honeybee wings to honeycomb-inspired geo-styling that is delicate but strong. My favourite pieces are the ones that also allow a sense of movement (like these earrings) in all the geometrical grids and wire-work, softening the rigidity that geometric designs can sometimes end up with.

{I’m wearing the Remi Droplet Drop Earring, Sidra Drop Pendant, Aina Deep Twist Ring and the Eira Sparkle Ring on a plain canvas of an off-shoulder white midi-dress to keep the attention … Read More »

RoC Must-Haves: Resort Edition


September 18, 2015

Pack the right attitude; the confidence to say yes and the power to say no.

Winter is coming and all I can think about is a glamorous vacation of sun and sandals and surf and straps before the temperatures start to dip and the layers start to pile.

Let me draw you a little roadmap to the ‘resort-chic’ essentials I’m coveting right now, courtesy Snapdeal’s new app ‘Shopo’.

First up, Google how to lose 10 kgs fast and drop to the floor and give me 50! Now, grab your Bikini Trimmer from behind the closet, because. Jk, Jk. Skip the first 2 steps if you love yourself ‘just the way you are’ (and wee, more power to you, sista!) but everything mentioned here onwards seem pretty ‘essential’ to me in the chic vacation department so pay close attention.

Pack the right attitude, you’re stylish, you’re wild, anything is possible when the tide turns. You will need; the confidence to say yes and the power to say no. Add to that a pair of easy striped shorts with high-low tees or floral rompers for day and sequinned jumpsuits or printed mini skirts for a stylish transition into cocktail nights that transition into a stylish blurs. Jelly sandals/belts, cheap sunglasses and a clear plastic tote mean … Read More »

Day 2 at BFW 13th Edition


July 25, 2015

Day 2 ended with a embarrassingly massive fangirl moment with showstopper Lisa Ray

I don’t find myself in ethnic wear too often but there are some designers that make me reconsider this strongly. Gaurang Shah’s collection presented the modern age bride who is traditional and culturally rooted. Walking down the ‘aisle’ were jamdani sarees and ensembles in khadi, uppada, kanjeevaram, paithani, benarasi, patanpatola accentuated with zardosi embroidery, parsi embroidery, chikankari embroidery and hand-painted kalamkari. Simple but strong, I was drwan to the elaborate unconventional drapes of anarkalis, lehengas and kurtas.

Also to be mentioned is Nidhika Shekhar who showcased a wonderfully feminine collection in pastel nudes, dusky pinks, foggy aquas some punches of black & blue. The ornamentation was intricate and minimal with zari, nalki, moti & sequence – so pleasant on the eyes at a sometimes over-the-top A/W festive parade!

Riya Kodali’s collection was inspired by the marine life, announced the host.The designs themselves were so-so but go up close and there is something to be said about the embellishments. Hand embroidery and appliques dominated the lehengas and gowns. The highlight of my day has to be Lisa Ray who walked down the ramp in a meh gown in blue with fish embroidery with american stones featuring the theme of the show. The … Read More »