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Weekending done right at The Reading Social

Weekending done right at The Reading Social

On a cozy Sunday morning, my alarm went off an hour too early and startled me awake to muddle headedness. I quick glance at my phone notified me about a close friend’s event at 10 am – The Reading Social. Even in my half woken-state, I knew fairly well that the friend would enter my dreams and rip me apart if I dared to skip her event just to entertain my routine aching for deep morning slumber.

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub

We all love gorgeous lips, but there is more to a perfect pout than lipstick and gloss. I’ve always been the girl with perpetually chapped lips (and many looks with dark lipsticks have got ruined in the past, sigh!).  Lip balm alone could never save my lips from nasty chapping..

City girl’s musings

City girl’s musings

As I walked through the narrow artistic lanes of Hauz Khas Village, I wondered what truly made this place a favorite among the youth. Sure, there are dozens of popular restaurants and bars, all conveniently in one place… but what was it that also made it a photographer’s muse and a fashion blogger’s blue door? I wasn’t about to figure out until the end of the day…

Little Pink Dress

Little Pink Dress

Little pink dress from candidly couture, denim jacket look, day dress, perfect day look, how to rock a day look, white choker styling, braided hair day look

Little pink dress from candidly couture, denim jacket look, day dress, perfect day look, how to rock a day look, white choker styling, braided hair day look

Little pink dress from candidly couture, denim jacket look, day dress, perfect day look, how to rock a day look, white choker styling, braided hair day look

Little pink dress from candidly couture, denim jacket look, day dress, perfect day look, how to rock a day look, white choker styling, braided hair day look



I put on a little pink dress from Candidly Couture – Its roomy, has a lovely pattern and makes for a perfect casual day dress. Also, it has pockets! Anything with pockets immediately earns my respect, I mean- you understand the practical aspects of life, dear dress! If I had my way I would put pockets in all skirts and gowns; maybe swimsuits too. I wore my denim jacket which has a kind of a washed out look and nicely complements the dress. To finish the look, I put on grey shoes and a white choker. The choker, well, is actually a beaded hairband from Claire’s (But don’t tell anyone!). Since the look was supposed to be super cute, I decided to loosely braid the front of my hair. So that completed my look for the day!

Sometimes you wander into places which seem familiar, yet new. Places where you realize that you can count your breath. And when you are back home, you know that somehow you have been healed of wounds you didn’t realize you had. Well, for the most part this place is metaphorical, but some of us happen to have an entire list of actual happy places.  I love spending time in gardens and I always come out feeling more centred. Of course, one wouldn’t find me in a garden very often and quite frankly, I feel that is okay.  I would rather be sleeping till a disgraceful hour on a Sunday morning, than rushing to a pretty garden or anyplace at all (wait for teleportation technology for that, shall we?). But once in a while when I do wander off to a lovely expanse of bright green, serenity will find me always.


If you are yet to discover your happy place, put on your favorite pink dress and head out.. eventually you will be there.


Until next time



Best of best from Lakme Fashion Week-Winter Festive’15

Best of best from Lakme Fashion Week-Winter Festive’15

It’s fashion week time again and we’re thrilled that the world is a couple of exquisite outfits richer already! I am sure fashion lovers have had all their 6 senses alert for Lakme Fashion Week pictures, updates, articles in the last fortnight. I have been sooo excited to blog about this; but picking out the best outfits from collections of close to 100 designers took a wee bit longer than I expected (and it did not help that the collections were so, so varied and awesome.) ! I have put the collections under the themes- ‘A princess story’, ‘The It Girl’s street style’, ‘Feeling festive’ , ‘He’s the charmer’  and ……-wait-for-it-……. ‘the showstoppers!’.


Has anyone else noticed how Asian fashion has made a leap to post-modernism? I mean gone are the days when you couldn’t do flared pants when skinny pants were in, or when the low-waist trend made high waisted trousers seem granny-like. We have moved into a fashionably comfortable space of acceptance- If you can carry it off, pick just whatever you think makes you look stunning! No common rules for all- personal style wins!


And the talented ones at Lakme Fashion Week this season showed us just that. From androgyny, dazzling sequins, elegant drapes, bold color blocks, dramatic cuts, ethnic handloom, subtle fusion – we saw so much this time! Even amid the diversity though, some of the trends spotted were  maroon, olive green, capes, stripes and zig-zags, crop-tops, sheer, layering…you would have seen some patterns if you had gone through the hundreds of designs like i did (but now you can just check out the best ones! phew.)

Random fun fact: Vir Das debuted his collection at LFW. I quite like his sense of humour. No really, i’m referring to the quirky prints on the clothes.


So finally… here are my picks ! Take a breath ladies and gentlemen, this is going to take a while and you will not want to stop! (Don’t forget to check out what I wore at the end of the post)

Picture credits: Lakme Fashion Week


Namrata-Joshipura Namrata-Joshipura  Sonaakshi-Raaj Sonaakshi-Raaj Sonaakshi-Raaj Vasundhara (Jewelry) Ridhi-Mehra Ridhi-Mehra Tarun-Tahiliani Rara-Avis Priyam-Narayan Prem-Kumar Nikhil-Thampi Nikhil-Thampi Nikhil-Thampi Narendra-Kumar Narendra-Kumar Nachiket-Barve Nachiket-Barve Monisha-Jaising Monisha-Jaising  Monisha-Jaising  Mayoho      Manish-Malhotra  Manish-Malhotra       Littleshilpa  Gaurav-Gupta      Sangria       AM-PM       AM-PM      Abu-Jani-Sandeep-Khosla  Abu-Jani-Sandeep-Khosla  Abu-Jani-Sandeep-Khosla



SALITA-NANDA SALITA-NANDA URVASHI-JONEJA URVASHI-JONEJA Tarun-Tahiliani Tanieya-Khanuja Swati-Vargie STEPHANY-DESOUZA Siddharta-Bansal Vir-Das Shivangi-Sahni Selvage Selvage Rinku-Sobti QUO Quirk-Box Quirk-Box Vrisa Prem-Kumar Nitin-Chawla Munkee-See-Munkee-Doo Monisha-Jaising Monisha-Jaising Miuniku  Mayank-Shraddha-Nigam Masaba           Littleshilpa Kanika-Goyal Kanika-Goyal Kaleekal KA-SHA   Sangria Jabin-Jonny ILK       ILK      ILK    Huemn Huemn Hastakala Bugatti     Asmita-Marwa Asmita-Marwa Anand-Kabra ANITA-DONGRE AM-PM Aartivijay-Gupta





Abu-Sandeep   Abu-Sandeep    Abu-Sandeep    Neeta-Lulla-LFW-WF-201536 Neeta-Lulla Narendra-Kumar Arpita-Mehta    Arpita-Mehta    Anand-Kabra    Anushree-Reddy-LFW-WF-2015-2 Anushree-Reddy    Anita-Dongre Ashdeen    Ashdeen    Divya-Reddy    Divya-Reddy    Gaurang    Gaurang    Kallol-Dutta    Kallol-Dutta    Nikhil-Thampi Krishna-MEhta    Nikhil-Thampi Manish-Malhotra    Nikhil-Thampi NIKASHA   Payal-Singhal  NIKASHA   Payal-Singhal  Rinku-Sobti  Shruti-Snacheti  Shruti-Snacheti  Soumitra  Swati-Sunaina  Tarun-Tahiliani  Urvashi-Kaur  Vrisa  Ritu-Kumar





Piyush-Dedhia Piyush-Dedhia Piyush-Dedhia Piyush-Dedhia Vir-Das Charchita-Bafna Abu-Jani-Sandeep-Khosla Ajay-Kumar Manish-Malhotra Manish-Malhotra Manish-Malhotra Bugatti





Shraddha Kapoor for Namrata Joshipura Evelyn Sharma for Vasundhara Arjun Rampal for Bugatti Ileana D'cruz for Sangria Neha Sharma for Prem Kumar-L Chitrangada for Tarun Tahiliani Gauhar Khan for Rinku Sobti Tamannah for Neeta Lulla Kriti Sanon for Sonaakshi Raaj Parvathy Omanakuttan for Swati Sunainna Kareena Kapoor for Gaurav Gupta Esha Gupta for Ridhi Mehra Nimrat Kaur for Payal Singhal Soo many for Vir Das Lauren for Littleshilpa Shilpa Shetty for Divya Reddy Tisca Chopra for Hastakala Malaika Arora Khan for Arpita Mehta Dia Mirza for Anita Dongre Ranbir Kapoor for Manish Malhotra
Shraddha Kapoor for Namrata Joshipura


So which designer do you think totally nailed it this season? i think it would be a tie between Manish Malhotra, Abu-Sandeep and Monisha Jaising.


Anyone feel like dressing up already?



Meenakshi Talukdar


What I wore:

Top: Mango, Belt: Forever New, Shoes: Zara, White culottes: picked from a local store in London (gift from sistaaa!)

@lakmefashionweek wf'15, Palladium Hotel Mumbai
@lakmefashionweek wf’15, Palladium Hotel Mumbai


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