#MakingPuneFashionable

If you have the passion for FASHION then the ramp of Pune will have the same appeal for you as Paris!

The recently concluded 6th edition of the Pune Fashion Week presented by BVLGARI, was a two-day extravaganza that lived up to the expectations of fashion lovers like me.

Here are some fashion and beauty trends that I spotted. What makes them ‘WoW’ is that they can be flaunted in real life as well.

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7 Bitter-Sweet Things about Chocolates…

If there is one thing that makes me happy instantly, it is chocolate. I can vouch that not only children but we adults too love this soul food!

There is always a debate that these sweet treats lead to weight gain and pimples. On International Chocolate Day, I had a tètè-a-tètè with Andaleeb Sahar Sayed, Executive Pastry Chef of The Lalit Mumbai, on the bitter sweet things about Chocolates.

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How to look WoW 24/7

The clock is my biggest competition. I am always running to be on time and somehow it keeps ticking by and I am ‘late’! Now I have realised that while there is a grace period given most of the time, looking graceful is important too.
WoW TIP:
Make sure that you turn up looking well-groomed, even when you are let’s say ‘fashionably late’!
Here’s a video that you can watch and learn from. While on the go, have these 5 beauty products in your touchup kit to look WoW always.
Here’s how the magic of makeup can transform not only the way you look but also how you feel.

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2 ways to do the BLUES?

Is there an evergreen colour? Trust me it is B-L-U-E and not black! Well, this dynamic hue offers shades to choose from as per your mood and you can mix and match sky, navy, torquise,midnight and royal blues to define your personal style statement. Also,
it’s a cool colour to wear this summer whether you choose to go funky or feminine.
Here are the two ways to do the blues this season:

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☆For Work
-Keep it simple and fuss free with an A-line dress of any length. It can take you from one meeting to another all day, even if you are travelling in this heat.
-Choose a breathable fabric like cotton or linen this season.
-Stripes are in fashion always and you can add a few nautical motifs too.
-As far as accessorising is concerned, keep it functional. A colourful sling bag can add a bit of spunk to even a work attire.

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☆For Play
-A crop top, racer back singlet or even a smart t-shirt works. Make sure that it fits you well. Anti-fit styles are fun too when you team them up with fitted bottoms.
-Hot pants are really hot this season but wear the length that makes you feel comfortable.
-For accessories, add a cute bow and carry a back pack that’s trending currently.

And you are good to go…

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit- Rajat Saini Photography

Wardrobe credit:
-Crop top and hot pants from VEROMODA
-Maxi dress from Reliance Trends
-Backpack and sling bag from Accessorize

-Footwear-Mochi

Venue credit: Mediterria resto bar in Bandra

Cheers to fashion @SulaFest ’16!!!

As the countdown to one of the much awaited gourmet world music festival begins, you might be getting those ‘happy butterflies’ in your stomach. If there is an iota of stress about what to wear and how to look your best, then here’s how you can get spoilt for choice. VERO MODA’s Spring Summer Collection 2016 is a mix and match of some of the coolest colours and styles that ensure instant glam!

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Here’s how to look effortlessly wow in 3 different ways based on your body type:

FOR THE Athletic YOU: Team up a top or a jacket with quirky prints over a denim or skirt from your wardrobe.

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FOR THE Pear shaped DIVA: A maxi dress with tribal prints always works its magic to make one look boho chic. Go for a high-waist silhouette and look slim and tall in a wink!

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IF YOU ARE A PERFECT Hour glass: Give a miss to the regular LBDs and flaunt a ‘sweet girl’ charm with ombré and floral prints.

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Look as cool as an ice cream with pastel hues and cute motifs that will make you go ‘aww’!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Instant Flawless Complexion = Body Makeup

Have you ever wondered how a celeb always looks stunning from head to toe without the hint of a spot or a blemish on their skin both, on the face and body? Here’s what the secret is and you can try it too to get that WoW appeal!

Work the magic of body makeup

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1# Moisturise the skin with a non greasy body lotion.

It will hydrate the skin without making you feel sticky.

>Your go-to: Parachute Advansed body lotion Soft Touch for dry skin is enriched with the goodness of coconut milk. It gets absorbed into the skin seamlessly leaving a wow feel!

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2# Use a quick blending foundation

You can sear the foundation generously over the exposed parts. It will give you an even skin tone around the neck, arms and legs when you wear a short dress. Also if you choose to click a photo, your face will not look bleached out compared to the rest of your body.

>Your go-to: Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse

M.A.C mineralise bronzer 

3# Add a dash of bronzer to set the base of the body makeup with a shimmery finish.

In fact, this play of light and shade will create the perfect illusion to make your limbs look slimmer.

>Your go-to: The M.A.C mineralise bronzer is one of my all-time-favourites as it is subtle and not OTT!

-Sayanti Banerjee

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

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:

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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.

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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

While in Dubai…

Given our busy lives, a holiday is a rare luxury now? So make the best of this special ‘me time’ when you get it.

Here’s how to make it wow…

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Exploring Dubai

#Dream up the place/ city/ country you wish to visit ( It’s ok not to know why…)

#Arm your self with a map about how to get around and what all you can do while you visit

#check for the cheapest tickets and staying options that need not be luxurious. (You can go backpacking as well)

#a camera will help you capture the memories

So don’t let anything else hold you back from taking that much deserved break from the monotony of a routined life.

-Sayanti Banerjee