16 Jul

A Stylish Evening at DVAR, Mumbai

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With wine and cheese to indulge in and lovely clothes & accessories to try one....what more could one ask for...and that too on a Saturday evening ;)  This lovely, fashion-filled evening was organized by DVAR, a multi-design house located in Juhu, Mumbai. FYI, DVAR features the best of haute couture, luxe, bridal, ethnic and contemporary wear and the mastermind behind this luxury fashion-store are Vijayta V Gandhi and Parth M Sanghvi.

The store has a great variety of clothes ranging from bridal to evening and from lehengas to sarees to quirky print dresses. Also stocks silver jewelry with semi-precious stones....not a huge variety but some really nice designs in good quality. And ofcourse their clutches. They were very interesting. Great to team with sarees and evening gowns. Most of the clothes and accessories here are kind of steep like high-priced but then, thats what luxury stores are all about...right?
So anyway, I loved this animal print saree in shades of pink and lavender with a peach border, designed by Vijayta, one of the co-founders, but since I was wearing an animal print top already (oh by the way, the theme for this evening was 'animal print' smiley) I was a little apprehensive. I feared that it might look too much. But then I decided to give it a shot. And it worked pretty well. And since I had teamed an animal print saree with animal print blouse (which is anyway OTT) I thought I might as well go all the way. So I picked up this really bold, royal-looking statement necklace and teamed it with a crystal studded star clutch...very quirky.

And lo! All ready to set the house on fire ;)

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04 Apr

Event : Juhi Pande turns story teller at Jean-Claude Biguine Salon, Bandra

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Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa hosted the Words and Wine book-reading evening for VJ turned author Juhi Pande. The sassy young author read a passage from her new book - Things Your Mother Never Told You About Love. The witty advice book on relationships, life, and dealing with the rocky road, is published by Random House (2014).

The interactive session last evening at Jean-Claude Biguine Salon in Bandra had  Juhi sharing anecdotes about her awkward years growing up and dealing, with the idea of all things love. The event was attended by friends like Pia Trivedi, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Amrita Puri, Sandeep Soparkar, Sona Mohapatra and Vikram Bawa among others.

Thanks JCB for the lovely evening and thank you Juhi Pande for such a cute book, I'm sooo picking up a copy for myself !!!

Juhi Pande talking about her book
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11 Mar

Event: Dorothy Perkins for Jabong at the LFW2014

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This is what made my day! An exclusive sneak preview of the International label Dorothy Perkins SS14 organized by Jabong.com at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai during the fittings of Lakme Fashion Week !!!


Models at the Jabong fashion fittings

Veteran Stylist Aki Narula, busy at the fittings of the Jabong Show

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21 Sep

Fashion for Everyone

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There is room for all kinds of fashion at any given point of time. You have to know what you like and not get deterred by what's 'in' and what's 'out'.
There is enough choice and options in terms of brands as well as styles to not make you feel restricted to any one kind of trend.
All you have to do is, find out styles that you are most comfortable in, or are able to relate to. Then you check online or go through a fashion magazine and find out which brands sell 'your kind of clothes' within your budget. Then you go and splurge :) It's that simple!
Most of the celebrities have a personal stylist. You can keep a tab on celebs that wear your kind of clothes/styles and take cues from them on how to style your outfits.
Go work on your personal style and make a style statement.

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