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:
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
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:
#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!
It’s Halloween time and if you have not already got into the Gothic mood to bring on your evil best and party, do so now… It is about having as much fun as possible by bringing out the child in you and not being judgmental for a change. So go ahead and be the angel or the devil that you see in your mirror and celebrate your true self!
Here’s how to bring on that Wow spirit:
Get into a costume to get the look of the character you wish to play out on Halloween. You do not need to buy one if you can actually mix and match a few from your wardrobe to make a spooky style statement. You can play around with some skull motifs and devil horn accessories go ahead and say boo in style…
Keep the makeup quirky and fun by wearing the darkest shade of eyeshadow and lip colours to your hearts content. They can also smudge in all directions with a loud ‘who cares’ attitude!!!
Tie your hair crazy by doing a crimped, scrunched or dual textured look. You can also make a power quiff, mohawk or create shapes. Also dare to chop your hair in a buzzed hairdo for a self-shocking effect? Try!!!
While one of the most awaited Bollywood movies Tamasha is gearing up for Diwali release, the teasers are grabbing all eyeballs. I love Deepika Padukone’s sun-kissed hair colour that makes her stand out as an effortless diva in this romantic flick. I got the look this weekend and here’s what makes it WoW:
1# It is subtle yet sexy. You can carry if off fashionably with any outfit you like.
2# It is low maintenance as you don’t need a frequent hair cut and can wear it messy but still look classy.
3# It is trending on instagram currently as balayage or tie-die which is almost like hand painted hair strands. Try it now!
If you have been shopping for clothes mostly, try picking up different accessories for a change. By mixing and matching a few of them, you can wear the same outfit differently. I felt WoW picking 5 pieces from Accessorize to redefine my look in the red floral printed dress.
Here’s how to do it in style:
1# Dare to wear a floral tiara: With this ultra feminine hair accessory you can make heads turn at a brunch…
2# Swing along a sling bag: A purse with a cute motif can complement your casual chic style effortlessly. Choose the one you like to carry for some quirky fun element.
3# Throw on your sunglasses: While you need to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun, sport the one that frames your face well. A sexy pair of aviators can boost your glam quotient instantly.
4 # All ears for cuffs: If you wish to go subtle with your style, try ear cuff that graces a single ear lobe. Push your hair on the other side, over your shoulder and flaunt a celeb-style, side profile?
5 # Neckpiece to match: You can dress up your look effortlessly with a nice neck piece that sits pretty gracing your collarbone. It would spell classic for an evening date!
After a long day at work, you might wish to go for a dinner date… Selecting clothes will be the last thing on your mind. Do not waste your energy on fretting about what to wear. Keep it simple, classy and wow:
#Opt for a monochromatic a-line gown to keep it classy. It can be your best bet for a romantic evening. # Make sure that it fits you well and looks comfortable too. #Opt for a statement piece like a necklace to accessorize your attire. A watch can look chic too. #Keep the makeup glamourous with a hint of glitter on the face, soft smoky eyes and glossy lip colour.
Photo credit: Yogita Verma
Wardrobe credit: AND by Anita Dongre Venue: Kebab Korner @ InterContinental, Churchgate, Mumbai
#1 As far as the exotic recipes are concerned, they are from the legendary Chef Imtiaz Qureshi with a modern presentation by the sous chefs. #2 While you are bound to get spoilt for choice, some of the ‘must-try’ dishes from the menu are – Starter: Kakori Kabab – the skewers of minced lamb are grilled on charcoal embers and will simply melt in your mouth. Main course: Khameeri roti – is soft bread cooked in clay oven and topped with exotic saffron. Safed murgh supreme – has strips of tender chicken tossed up in mild spiced cream and yellow chili gravy. Desserts: Jalebi pearls as the name suggests, the caviar of jalebi are worth savouring with royal rabri by the side. #3 The view of Marine Drive is completely breath-taking! You would want to sit by the huge glass windows overlooking the Arabian Sea and get mesmerized. #4 While the décor is classy, the ambiance is warm and welcoming. #5 It is a place ideal for a traditional, sit-down family buffet but you can also enjoy some couple time or ‘me-time’ there as well. – Sayanti Banerjee