Have you stepped into the right boots yet?

Without a pair of boots, your winter fashion statement will be incomplete… So it’s time to bring them out from your wardrobe or go shopping for them now! If you get spoilt for choice by the variety of styles that are on the shelves, here’s how you need to pick them to suit your style.

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Keep these in mind as you go boot hunting:

Colour: Now you can get boots in every possible colour, so be smart to know what will complement your clothes.

  • Black, tan, fawn and brown go with most outfits, so if it is your only pair of boots, invest wisely in a neutral shade that you can wear more often.
  • If you wish to indulge, then go all out and splurge on grey, blue, red or colourful ones as you wish. They work best for colour blocking when you sport them with LBS.

Style: The length of the boots can vary from the ankle to calf or even higher. Go for the ones according to your body type and personality.

  • If you are tall, a pair of knee-length boots will not throw your body off-proportion.
  • But if you are not very tall or a bit on the heavier side, try to keep your boots ankle length or mid-calf length at the most.

Occasion:

  • During the day – simple, no fuss styles work best, so you might wish to wear flats, platforms or kitten heels.
  • For the evening –Block, pencil or stiletto heels with embellishments, prints, fur and the likes upgrade the glam quotient, if you are heading out for a romantic dinner or a party.

Simply step into your pair of boots and make a trendy style statement that spells ‘WoW’!

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Bhagyashri Pandey

For a lip smacking treat…

Fridays can make you lazy as the mind tends to switch off work wise and gets ready to party. So if you are working from home, having lunch at your workstation or planning a house party post work, the best option would be to order in food.

While eating healthy might be a part of your agenda for the rest of the week, today you might wish to indulge. What better way to do so than feasting on a royal delicacy such as biriyani?

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A WoW food find that I discovered this afternoon – Charcoal Biryani. Here’s why you must try it for yourself:

#The portion of the biriyani is apt for even two people and the curd by the side balances the spice quotient.

#The packaging is perfect with a fork and spoon and paper napkins too. So you simply need to open the box and eat.

#The two most exotic flavours like Afghani Chicken Tikka Biriyani from the non-veg platter and the Paneer Makhani from the veg menu are simply WoW!

 -Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Yogita Verma

 

Happy Thanks Giving!!!

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Venue: Godrej Nature’s Basket, Bandra

The two most powerful words in this world are ‘Thank You’. It is when you just don’t say it but also mean it from your heart….

In this world, these words are probably losing their significance since we are so pressed for time to think or even express our gratitude. Taking most of the things for granted is not how it should be.

Taking a cue from the US festival of Thanks Giving, I want to say a big THANK YOU those who have made my life happier by simply being there.

That’s the feeling that really matters and I am taking this opportunity to do so remembering all my friends, readers and followers.

You make me feel WoW!

-Sayanti Banerjee

2 min WoW hair makeover

If you are bored of wearing your hair open, try weaving it into a pretty side braid. All you need are just 2 products and 2 minutes of your precious time.

Here is how to make it look effortlessly WoW:

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·         Use your fingers to detangle your hair and spray a good holding product to create texture and volume.

·         Do a quick massage and shift the entire volume to one side, over the shoulder before you start braiding.

·         Begin at the fringe section from the crown and work all the way to the ends of the length, keeping the braid neat.

·         Finish with holding spray and secure the end with a rubber band.

Bring on some attitude to upgrade the chic glam quotient of this hairstyle that is perfect for work or play.

Where it wherever you like and enjoy loads of compliments as you make heads turn!

Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Sanifa Dias

Refresh your weekend platter

If you are bored of eating the food at home or ordering in from the same restaurants, then it’s time to try something new. While driving by Juhu-Versova link road, me and my friends discovered The Infusion House that promises ‘World cuisine on your platter’!

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Exotic as it sounds, we tried some of the innovative dishes that expert Chef Saif has specially designed.
Here are the ‘WoW’ names to indulge in from the menu:

Pesto cottage cheese
The spicy basil pesto sauce that tosses up the cottage cheese cubes will make you crave for more.

Dukkah crusted chicken skews
It is the Egyptian dukkah mixture that is worth a try and is simply mouth-watering.

Oven baked fish
The fish fillets served with spicy coriander sauce will be a healthy protein intake that tastes tasty as well.

Sizzling brownie
Forget all about calories and binge on the home-made brownie with dollops of ice-cream and chocolate sauce as ‘comfort food’.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Sanifa Dias

Seriously wear comic prints now!!!

Comic characters might have fascinated you during your childhood days, now they can make you look fascinating. Get fashion forward and sport a cool and cute style statement by wearing outfits with comic book prints.
Here’s how to make them look wow on you:


# Select a bright base colour that you like, so that the prints stand out pretty.

#Opt for subtle and smaller prints so that they don’t overpower your look
# You can wear the same outfit to different occasions by simply changing around your hairstyle and accessory. Throw on a baseball cap for a change for the day or a pair of reflectors and carry a smart clutch for the evening.

#Keep the makeup simple yet sexy and the hairdo quite effortless to go with the mood.

 

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Yogita Verma

Be WoW this Diwali!!!

Getting the festive look right is easy when you mix and match the classy and the contemporary. That’s how you can stay on trend but rope in tradition at the same time. For that Diwali special look, here’s what you can try:

Sparkling Diwali Look
Sparkling Diwali Look

Go Indo-western: You will be able to achieve a boho-fusion look.
• Even if you do not wear ethnic clothes, wear traditional motifs or elements as prints on western silhouettes.
• Make sure the fit is semi-formal and the fabric is classy.

Let your make-up sparkle: Opt for a sparkling eye makeup.
• Outline the eyes neatly with khol pencil and smudge the edges softly. Keeps the line defining the waterline close to the lower lashes sharp.
• Touch up the eyelids with a hint of purple and blend it to the outer corners. From the middle of the upper eyelid smear glitter powder that you like.

• Your best bet can be the latest M.A.C Reflects Pearl in silver or gold to open up your eyes. Brush out the lashes with loads of mascara.

Try head turning hairstyle: Try the side braid that is making heads turn currently. It is simple and you can do it yourself.
• Brush all the hair on one side and start braiding neatly by weaving the strands such that the plait cuts across the face or close to it, like a textured fringe.
• Add an interesting hair accessory to bring on the traditional finish.

No matter what you do, have a Wow Diwali!
-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Sanifa Dias

Makeup by: M.A.C Cosmetics Artist, Manseey Vorra from MAC PRO Store, Juhu
Accessories: Ear cuff used as headgear from Forever21

For a magical Diwali…

It is that festive time of the year to add a sparkle to your world literally. Spell magic with beautiful décor and make this Diwali wow. Here’s what I am planning to do:

Magical Diwali
Magical Diwali

• I choose to pick up handcrafted bottles from my friend Monali’s collection. They are made with love and that passion reflects in every piece of ornamentation that has gone into it.

• They have a DIY appeal as she has taken wine bottles of the same colour and given them different looks with her creative vision. You too can try it at home and the add-ons are as simple as silk threads, beads, sequins and the likes.

• You can place golden leaves in them for the day and have strings of lights for the evening. Use your imagination to decorate them the way you like and simply feel WoW!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Pre-Diwali weekend brunch

Diwali is the best time to catch up with family and friends. This weekend marks the beginning of the countdown to the big festive days and you should simply make it wow. Head to O:h Cha for a hearty party and try the best of PAN Asian cuisine there.

Pre-Diwali Treat
Pre-Diwali Treat

As the name suggests, O:h Cha that means delicious in Thai language, lives up to its tall claim. You certainly need a big appetite to try the meals for lunch or dinner. Here’s what to indulge in for sure:

# Feel refreshed by saying cheers with a glass of bubbly wine, cocktail or mocktail from the exotic menu.

#You can begin with TOM JEUD JAE glass noodle clear soup and SOM TOM Thai spicy raw papaya salad if you are a bit health conscious.

#Once you get to the appetizers, forget all about the calories and have a feast with KAI THWAD TAKRAI. You can call for STIR FRIED CHICKEN, TOFU OR TURNIP CAKES as well.

# Get spoilt for choice with different styles of rice and noodles as per you preference.
#Finish with sinfully good desserts like GOOEY CHOCOLATE CAKE!

Venue: O:h cha – kitchen & bar
Unit 1, The New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Premises, Mathurdas Mills Compound, Lower Parel,, Lower Parel, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

-Sayanti Banerjee

Check it out?!!

Wearing checks can be fun when you sport them interestingly. You can mix and match them with solid colours or go with an all checkered look.
Here’s how to make them look Wow now:

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#Pick the size of the checks according to your body type. If you are on the slimmer side, big checks will make your body look more voluptuous. Sport micro-checks if you want to hide those bulges that you have been working on.

#The good news is that checks complement almost every silhouette, so you can style the way you wish. Wear anti-fits for a boho feel while go with more fitted drapes for a smart, uber glam finish.

#Go with the mood and the occasion to wear solid coloured checks or multi-coloured ones. The colour can define the look as casual chic or semi-formal. Go minimal with accessories as a checkered look in itself makes a fashion statement and you would want to avoid any over kill!

-Sayanti Banerjee