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Linen Hats

October 21st, 2014

Hats, as a fashion accessory, have been around ever since the time fashion has been documented. It was once touted as the ultimate fashion element back in the Victorian era. Hats bear testimony to both, the Queen’s royalty and grace and the hard working woman who doesn’t fail to carry herself as a lady all through the drudgeries that life offers. Fashion on the race course have always been characterized by high heels and hats. Like all things retro, hats have been making a comeback over the past few years.Be it high end style for the elite, or be it casual chic for the working woman or the college goer, hats have been creeping into the fashion scene slowly and steadily.

International celebs too have been seen sporting it with elan. Hats reflect the personal style of the wearer and if linen happens to be a favorite with you, then do not hesitate to try out hats in linen too, just like Catherine Zeta Jones here.

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Linen renders a very classy touch to hats and a hat in linen is synonymous with grace and poise.

The ultimate style divas are aware of its appeal and no wonder, they end up winning the adulation of all and sundry. Be it checks or stripes, or plain ones in demure and sober colors, or be it the ones in darker shades of maroon or blue, linen hats are slated to be eye-ball grabbers wherever they go. Based on its cut and make, it can be your companion both, during the day and at night. Be experimental and further accentuate your look with these linen hats. This glamorous accessory has made its mark and is here to stay. We daresay that it is a good time stock up on a few.

5 Best Work Dresses For Women

October 18th, 2014

The appeal of a woman in a powerful position is undeniable. The working woman embodies confidence and grace. If power is a aphrodisiac then it is reflected in a person by their attitude, self-esteem, manner of speaking and even clothes. Office wear and business formals have evolved over time so much so, that specific clothing lines and fashion designers unveil their own collection every season. Boring formal wear is a thing of the past and the fashion industry have revolutionized itself over the past two decades when it comes to formal wear.

Today, the fashionistas’ office ensembles are much more than just the plain old black suit. A new category called business casuals have found its place in the wardrobe of every fashion conscious offer-goer. The cuts have been modified, newer and brighter shades are being added, checks and stripes are making a comeback – the world of office wear in the present times is indeed a busy one!!

Here are our top five picks of the season:

1. Pants and Suits – The appeal of pants and suits are timeless. The fabrics of Khakee, Corduroy and Linen are in vogue these days. Wool and wool blends are perfect for winters. Tailored pants with a single crease will always be a favorite. However, you need to ensure that the pants are pressed properly. Extremely tight and figure hugging pants should be avoided at offices. The preferable length is either till the ankles or till just below the ankles but not longer than that.

2. Skirts – The most critical element for skirts is getting the length right. It is extremely embarrassing if you sit on a chair at office and one can see too much thigh. The color and fit are two other extremely important aspects of this work wear. The skirt may have slits on the sides or centered in the back. For obvious reason, the slit shouldn’t be too high. Most importantly, the skirt should neither be too small nor too tight.

3. Dresses – Be it in light shades or in dark, be it in checks or in stripes, the most important rule for dresses is that they should not show cleavage. Proper fittings is essential and hence tailor made and custom fit dresses are advisable.

4. Shoes and Bags – Shoe color should always coordinate with the color of one’s bag. be it closed-toed pumps or ballerinas in wedges or flat soles, the color should complement your ensemble. Chunky heels or stilettos are not at all suitable as office wear. Glitzy and over-studded bags should be avoided too.

5. Stockings – Stockings complement the office ensemble like no other. However, plain stalkings in demure shades of neutral, beige or in darker hues of black, grey and navy blue are best suited as office wear.

Style yourself right to be an eyeball grabber (albeit, for the right reasons) at office too!

Winner of Onam Race Quiz

October 15th, 2014

Hi everyone!

Thanks for participating in the Onam Race Quiz. The winner has been decided. And it’s Gunavathy Ghun Jain!

We’ll be coming up with more exciting contests. So, keep watching our Facebook Page.

Colours This Season

October 2nd, 2014

The month of October is here and as the Starks put it ominously – ‘Winter is coming’.
But for all you fashionistas out there, there is indeed a no-so-somber ring to this epiphany as the runways all over the fashion capitals are busy with the unveiling of the fall-winter collections. We will be providing the choicest color picks of the season so that you all can put your best foot forward this season.

Winter is all about wrapping oneself up in comfortable cuts and stunning hues.

Pink has been every little girl’s dream and has made a comeback like no other this season. The dull and grey winters are always brightened up by brighter hues and this season, the colors of red and family are setting the runways on fire. Tangerine, Blood Orange, Cherry, Cranberry, Hot Pink and Fuschia are the current hot favorites and have caught the fantasy of all designers. Caution Yellow and its more demure cousins, Honey Mustard and Lime are also being spotted in vogue. It is also the right time to sport two of the most revered shades of green i.e Teal and Emerald Green.
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One can never go wrong with combination of red and linen! Complement your red linen pant with a light colored linen shirt and chic slipper.

This winter is all about Fur in the international circuit and needless to say that neutral shades of Fur embodies timeless elegance. Be it the shades of ivory or, dull grey or, camel,from 1940s till the current times, the appeal of these colors in fur have wooed women like no other.

One other trend that is doing the rounds is coloring up those gorgeous tresses in the metallic colors like Rose Gold or Bronze.

With so many options to choose from and so many experimental styles and colors to delve into, this season surely promises to be a lot of fun.

Style Tips This Durga Puja And Navratri

September 29th, 2014

It is time to welcome the festive season in India. Celebrations are on in each and every part of the country. With Durga Puja and Navratri just around the corner, it’s the ‘desi’ look that’s everyone’s talking about! We’ve jotted down a few fashion tips that will make you look wow and single you out in the crowd.

Outfits for the Celebration:

 Saree Check- You can don a Bengali look, the traditional one! Wear a red bordered-white saree and team it up with a huge red ‘bindi’. The red color is symbolic of love, celebrations and joyfulness while white is used for symbolizing peacefulness. Give a twist to your look with a sleeveless blouse.

 Personalizing Chaniya Choli – Instead of wearing the traditional red or green, dare to tread the garbha floor in fluorescent orange or neon pink. Bollywood actresses have been spotted in these colors in several movies lately. Backless choli is another sexy option. Flaunt your attractive back in a designer choli. Opt for backless linen blend cholis that come in colorful strings. If you want to dance without any worries, try the knee-length ghagras.

 Clothes and Make-up Combo- You do not need to be told this but just to remind you- stay away from colors that contradict your skin color. Overdoing your makeup will only make it look painted instead of adding to your beauty.

 Style Check for Men- Go for colorful bandhgalas ( embellished with stylish button) and churidars or dhoti pants. Linen kurtas always add style to you overall appearance. Plus, with linen kurtas you don’t have to worry about the outfit sticking to your body due to sweat. FYI – Linen is a breathable fabric.

Quick Make-up Tips for Women-
 If you are planning to go pandal-hopping in the sun, do not forget to mix your foundation with sunscreen.

 Ran out of blush? Try the double-duty pink colored lipstick to get that pink glow on your cheeks.

 To successfully use your concealer, make a triangular shape right underneath the eyes. It will hide the blemishes.

 For night-time makeup use lip liner instead of lipstick.

Hope the style checklist helps you glow this festive season. Have loads of fun and stay safe!


Linen and Different Shades of Green

September 20th, 2014

One doesn’t really need to be eco-conscious in order to be an ardent fan of clothes in green. Yes, the colour is being styled with distinct aesthetics by eco-designers and being sported by the environmentally conscious all over the world. But, the rage of the colour green and its various shades is not just limited to them. It is not any passing colour, but is here to stay and woo the fashion conscious minds for a very long time.

Colours like lime green has caught the fancy of designers and a few seasons back, the frenzy reached to such an extent that entire season collections were themed around this particularly soothing and fresh shade of green. Numerous corporate houses have endorsed it and have further added on to the appeal of this colour by declaring a monthly green-dressing day in order to spread consciousness about the environment.

Coupled with our wondrous fabric, a simple piece of linen garment in green conveys a lot more than being just another style statement. The two complement each other perfectly and the comfort factor oozing out of these clothings is comparable to very few. It is perfect for a hot and sultry summer day, be it for formal wear to office, be it a traditional function or be it a pool party. Colour therapy says that this instantly rejuvenates and revitalizes the mind and soul. A person feels a lot more relaxed in such colours. It goes perfectly with other subtle shades of yellow and white. In the gloomy winters too, a simple linen scarf in this hue dispels the grey and brings forth the much needed hint of colour to our lives and the surroundings.


Celebs in linen

September 15th, 2014

It is quite an established fact that style trends seep into our everyday wear only from the glitz and the glamor of the celeb world. In this age, fashion doesn’t only refer to strikingly beautiful clothes but more often than not, it stresses on the comfort factor. Hence, sometimes these style trends are extremely simple to carry and embodies effortless grace.

Summers in any country, be it the tropical nations or otherwise, demands comfortable clothing. Needless to say, linen fits the bill perfectly. Over the past few years, designers have taken a fancy to this amazing fabric and have been churning out designs aplenty. No wonder, the celeb brigade too have been spotted sporting linen in various cuts and designs. Apart from being used in vogue in runways all over the world, it is a hot favorite among international celebs. Casual yet chic, the fabric is indeed the reflection of one’s personality.

Here’s our pick of your favorites who has been spotted carrying off this fabric with elan. Doesn’t each of these looks qualify to be drool worthy?

Keira Knightley
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The tall and beautiful Keira Knightley blends the chic and laid back look effortlessly in her chic linen pants.

The dark linen jacket perfectly complements the orange fedora hat and jeans worn by Brad Pitt. Dashing is rather an understatement of how the star manages to carry himself.

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Style Trends This Season

August 20th, 2014

The month of August quintessentially implies that autumn is on its way but that monsoons are not yet over. Fashionistas all over the world look forward to the season of monsoon despite the set of challenges that this season has to offer. Incessant rainfall indeed makes life difficult for all, but the joy lies in dressing up to counter all the adversities.
Here, we will list out 5 top style trends during Monsoons. Investing in these statement pieces guarantees that you will be in the limelight every monsoon, year after year:
1. Umbrellas - The world of boring umbrellas are over. The long handled ones have made a comeback over the past few years and are the ultimate fashion accessory during monsoons. Be it a transparent or be one of those in colorful pretty patterns, one can seldom go wrong with these umbrellas. Various designers and boutiques are rendering their own artwork to be printed on umbrellas, each one more unique than the other. Owl prints, old school rock prints or kathakali prints, all are being spotted in vogue all over town. Be it teenagers, college-goers, office-goers or home-makers, nobody steps out of their homes in monsoons without this extremely utilitarian yet fashionable accessory.
2. Water resistant ballerinas - Each year, these ballerinas offer the much sought after protection from the water logged roads. Various brands unveil their stunning collection right before monsoons and they sell like hot cake all throughout the season. Durable yet chic and comfortable, these ballerinas again come in various patterns and colors. Neon ballerinas are a particular rage this season.
3. Shorts - Can anyone really do without a pair of shorts this season? Be it the loose and comfortable capris or be it the hot pants, these are an absolute must this season. The brighter the color, higher up do they feature on the fashion quotient.
4. Linen Fabric – The season of monsoon is marred with humidity and hence, the most favorable and fashionable clothing this season is made from none other than the comfortable linens. Be it the lighter hues or the darker hues or be it a patterned one, these linens are slated to be one of those items in your wardrobe which will never ever go out of fashion.

5. Abstract prints - The current favorite of the celeb world, this abstract prints are a beauty to behold whether they adorn your clothes, bags, umbrellas or even the phone covers. They brighten up the otherwise dull and dreary monsoons and hence are expected to keep coming back year after year in this season.

Celebrities Channel Different Looks in Linen

July 17th, 2014

Linen is every celeb’s darling who love to make this über-comfortable fabric look über-stylish in their own way. Today we have picked up two celebrities with two distinct style persona who have made linen their fashion statement.

Our first pick for today is Kate Middleton who was spotted wearing a lacy, white linen dress which complemented her slim frame beautifully. The young Duchess kept the whole look simple with only a pair of tan wedge heels to go with her outfit. While her sartorial sense has been appreciated widely, she lived up to those praises as she pulled off this flirty, girly and fun look so effortlessly. She kept her blow-dried deep auburn hair loose to to match with the look.

Next in line is: the Diana star Naomi Watts. The star-cum-supermom was seen breezing through LA running errands on what seemed like a busy day for her. However, she did not compromise on the style as she sported a chic look in a black and white spot print shirt and light-shaded denims. The addition of a black linen blazer definitely added to the style quotient.

Naomi Watts

The 45-year old actress chose to keep the look simple and comfortable with a pair of black and beige flats and tortoise shell glares. With her blonde hair tied in a messy ponytail, she exuded a cool, casual and comfortable style with perfect ease!

Which linen-inspired look do you like better? Share your thoughts with us.

Cressida Bonas Makes Linen look Sporty and Fun

July 11th, 2014

When it comes to creating a mix of style and comfort, most celebrities rely on linen to do the magic! This time, we spotted Cressida Bonas channeling the sports-luxe look in linen.

Coming from a royal lineage, Bonas was shot into the limelight when she started dating Prince Harry. Though the 25-year old has broken up with her prince charming, she seemed to be enjoying herself at the Glastonbury festival as she made a super-stylish appearance.

She wore a white linen shirt with frayed denim shorts and topped it off with a mint-green satin bomber jacket in contrasting black sleeves. She completed the look with bold Hunter wellington boots to save herself from the mud.

As for accessories, Bonas chose to make a simple yet fashionable statement with an Okapi Gloss Springbok horn pendant necklace. Her patterned square-rimmed Le Specs sunnies with blue-tinted glasses made for a perfect young and peppy style. With her toned legs in full display and her blond locks left loose and breezy, Bonas made effortless look so stylish.

Did you like the way Cressida Bonas wore linen? Share your thoughts with us.