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

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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

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…

Exploring Dubai
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

WoW Ice Cream Time!!!

When you think of indulging and forgetting about calories…You can never have enough of ice-creams!!!
I had my share of ‘happy high’ digging into an innovative array of flavours at Papacream. This latest outlet in Mumbai does not only serve up exotic frozen desserts but also an experience worth savouring.

Ice Cream Time
Ice Cream Time

Here’s what makes it a WoW hangout:

1# The chocolate and fruit jelly combination of Sushi never tasted better. It is a must try platter and can be shared too.

2# The window décor of a cart wheel with jars of yummy toppings is quite inviting. It is also perfect for a photo backdrop to add onto the memories.

3# The service is quick and thanks to liquid nitrogen technology that makes sure that your ice-cream does not melt into a watery soup easily.

-Sayanti Banerjee

WoW Hair trend to 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:

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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!

-Sayanti Banerjee

3 ‘must-try’ classic hairfashion statements

Cutting or colouring your hair often, may not be feasible but you can surely change the way you look with stylish hair accessories. Even if you stock up just 3 of them, invest only in the best!hair

Here’s how to look wow with them effortlessly:

1# Bow clip- If you have to bank on a single hair accessory to change your look, vouch for a bow clip.

DIY: Push your hair over to one shoulder and simply clip on this hair accessory on the other side, to pretty up your side-profile and how.

2# Bobbing pin – These basic hair pins have gone a notch higher now with fashion colours and metallic hues.
DIY: For a party look, simply make a deep side parting and clip on a few golden bobbing pins in a row to nail this chic, trendy look. It flatters every face shape with a ‘cute girl’ feel.

3# Floral hair band- will help to rope in the pretty and the boho-chic elements together.

DIY: Wear a chain of rosettes like a tiara or a band around your head. Leave the rest of your hair open, a bit scrunched and messy with a subtle middle parting.

-Sayanti Banerjee

How to choose your shoes…

You might have the right makeup, hair and outfit on, but the footwear you wish to wear, can make or break the look. In order to put your best foot forward, you need to match the style of shoes with your attire and here’s how to do it:

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Shoes to choose

1# Ballerinas: These pretty shoes grace your feet beautifully. Sans heels, they are comfortable for walking around or running as well. You can opt for floral prints or graphic motifs to upgrade the fashion quotient of your casual wear.

2# Wedges: These heels are high on comfort but well-heeled for style. Balancing it out literally, you can wear this style of footwear for work as well as an outing.

3# Peep-toes: This style of footwear is for the girl with pedicured feet. As a part of ultra-chic grooming, your nail paint would need to complement the colours of your outfit.

4# Boots: Edgy, funky and fun is how you would want to style yourself, once you get into boots. As the length increases from ankle length to calf-high styles, you bring on the persona of the boho-chic, Texas cowboy girl. It’s grungy all the way!

5# Stilettos: Classy and red-carpet poise is what you can spell with these sleek heels. They make the legs appear visually lengthened as you step into them and walk in style. Perfect party wear to boost your glam quotient.

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma

Bag it right!

A girl carries her world in her bag. So you cannot separate the two. Living up to this statement that holds true in my life as well, I decided to pick up a bag from Baggit’s A/W collection 2015!all

I completely agree with their philosophy that — ‘no one can be a better you than you!’
So this golden sling bag from the second edition of “Play the Life Game” Campaign is my latest find!

Here’s why it is simply ‘WoW’:

#The matte gold colour and smooth texture makes for a chic, classy style statement. I can carry it for a party beyond work or a casual outing. Perfect for a Friday!

# It is spacious and looks smart at the same time. I can fit in whatever I need from day to evening.

# As a versatile accessory, I can pair it with any kind of outfit be it a skirt and top, dress or denims. Also, It complements prints, bling and solid colours effortlessly.

A must-have for a WoW girl!

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma

5 WoW ways to Accessorize…

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:

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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!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Redefine Monday Blues…

Redefine Monday blues with denims. It is the coolest thing to do and you can mix and match different shades and textures, to perfect your look. It is casual chic yet street smart. You can wear it to work as well, for a de-stressed feel and be wow right from the first day of the week!Grazia

Here’s how to make it work @work:

# Double denims can make a fashion statement of their own.

#Make sure to iron out all the creases for a sleek finish. It will help to upgrade your style quotient effortlessly.

#Go easy with accessories and just throw on a watch if you like.

#Keep the makeup toned down with a dash of colour on the pout only.

# Blow-dry your hair for that ‘rich girl’ look which is trending now.

-Sayanti Banerjee