Friday, November 13, 2009

ENCANTO- FIND THE GLAMOUR IN YOU!!


ENCANTO is a fashion store for women which is all about vibrant colours and beautiful designs par excellence. It is a mix of innovative styles with quality un-comparable. They offer a collection of the trendiest party wear, casual wear and dresses.

And to complete the entire look, they have their stunning accessories like necklaces, bracelets, belts, clutches, bags which complement the collection.... 


The brainchild of proprietor Meesha Bakhru, a gal pal of mine, this fashionable and chic boutique in Vashi, Navi Mumbai(India) is what the girls here can call their dream world for style and sophistication. Clothing at Encanto is a mix of outsourced pieces from Hong Kong, Paris as well as the collection of inhouse designers.



They keep changing their complete collection every few weeks so that there is a freshness that is maintained. Since they dont engage in mass production, they have really unique pieces. Casual wear is priced at INR 700 onwards and party wear at INR 1300 onwards.


So come here to add to your glam quotient and I'm sure to see happy and smiling faces walking out!! :)

Drop in at: Encanto, Manek Complex, Plot no 16/17/18, Store-12, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, 400705

Tring Tring : +91 22 27889920

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Break Over!

Well I know its been really long since there have been any postings on the blog, but don't worry Darlings, there is gonna be lots coming up over the next few weeks... A lot of new stuff has been happening and I've also been travelling and so as the name of the blog goes, there will be lots on Fashion from around the World!

Keep watching this space fashionistas! :D

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Wishlist this Week - August 3rd week

When the work is hectic and you still want to go shopping but cant because of the time factor or distance, what better way to do it than a 'Fantasy Shopping' jaunt! This is precisely what I did this week :-) I've chosen pieces that I personally favour and have put together 2 looks for each. What I liked are tops of 3 different styles which I would LOVE to add to my wardrobe. So check them out!

1. Elizabeth and James - Criss Cross Tank - $195
What I really liked about this Black jersey tank are the cross over straps at the back. A fitted piece which can be work either at work with pants and a jacket/knit or casually with a skirt or shorts. Match a smart bag and a pair of pumps or gladiators and your look is complete.

Business Casual look for Elizabeth & James Criss-Cross Tank
Casual look for ELIZABETH AND JAMES Criss-Cross Tank

2. Maureen Plaid top - Forever 21 - $18

A pretty plaid weave effect and the ruffle trim gives this top a very feminine feel. A relaxed fit which can be worn with a fitting skirt or trousers for work or casually with jeans or shorts. Keep the footwear smart but simple and accessorize it with some nice earrings and a stylish watch and see the well turned-out look.

Business Casual Look for Maureen Plaid Top
Casual Look for Maureen Plaid Top

3. McQ Alexander McQueen- Navy double Layer tank - 132 GBP

I loved the navy colour of this sleeveless assymetrical jersey tank with a double layer which creates the draped effect. It has an easy fit and can be the ideal tummy disguiser alongwith making you look fab! Wear it with skinny jeans and killer heels in metallic shades for a night out clubbing or with a nice denim skirt with sneakers in contrasting bright colours for a casual day out and let me assure you that heads will surely turn.

Party Look for McQ Alexander McQueen Navy Top
Casual Look for McQ Alexander McQueen Navy Top

Well I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I enjoyed putting them together. You can try and work them out with similar stuff in your wardrobe or you can click on the sets and get guided to buying the items in the sets.

I'll look forward to your feedback and you can look forward to my next 'Fantasy Shopping' spree soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Romperiffic!!

A trend that I have been noticing for quite sometime now is that of the Rompers, Jumpers, Playsuits, Shortalls or Onesies, whatever you choose to call them though my personal favourite is "Rompers".. Makes it sound kinda wicked ;-)

I remember wearing it as a kid when the only size available used to be for kids but don't think that that's the case anymore... Women are wearing them in all sorts of styles and materials and you can achieve any desired look depending on how you work around it - from Casual Chic to Glam Doll! I find them cute, comfortable, fuss-free and fun. No wonder I couldn't do without them as a kid. But even then, I have seen reactions of both love and hate from others.

The trend has been seen on the international runways in a big way since 2008 and we saw designers come up with some really good styles. Check out my favourites.

 

Celebrities on countless occasions have been spotted wearing this look and we must keep in mind that they are the makers(and ruiners sometimes) of most trends. They've been seen everywhere from beaches to shopping to parties to red carpet events in rompers and seem to be sporting it right. See the ones that I loved.


Well with the one piece outfit saving us the hassle of coordinating tops and bottoms and making dressing up so much more easier, I decided to add more to my collection. Wear them with nice sandals and a bag during the day and killer heels and a clutch in the night and throw in some cute accessories anytime and you are set. So I looked up and I liked some(have put my personal favourites below and they are quite affordable) and plan to pick up them up sooner or later. And my suggestion would be that why don't you also have a look and think of doing the same? :-)

1. Ecote Floral Printed Halter Jumper - $40

I loved the bright floral print and the smocked waist finished with a halter top. Nice for casual wear. Pair them with embellished sandals and you are good to go.
What I liked about this romper was the colour and the sheen of the material. Its got a semi-casual look and will look great with strappy tops and kitten heels. Can be worn simple during the day or accessorize it for a fun clubbing night.

The reason I was attracted to this denim romper was the true to size fit. The shirred bust, embellished rear pockets and the stacked ring hardware on the belt loops and the halter straps give it a very trendy look. I would wear it with gold heels and a matching clutch for a night out and I'm sure to see an impact. :-)

4. Victoria's Secret Strapless Romper - $24

Wear this strapless romper for a trip to the beach and show off your great shoulders. You can also use it as a cover up. Team it with flat sandals and a nice hobo bag and win cool points.

5. Fetish Jenna Romper - $47


Simple and sweet! The front zip detailing and side pockets look stylish. Belt it up with a nice braided belt. Neutral or nude colour peep toe pumps would be the ideal shoe selection to create the perfect look.
So now that that we've dealt with brands, if you want even cheaper ones, you should try the surplus/discount stores in your respective countries. In India and Sri Lanka, you can get good bargains on big brand names at the export surplus stores as a lot of these brands are manufactured in these countries. Street shopping at Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street in Mumbai and Janpath in Delhi in India, Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok in Thailand, and Bugis Street in Singapore will fetch you some good bargains.

Well well well... My fashion prediction is that I am going to see a lot of ladies "Romping" around, but what do you think??

Monday, July 27, 2009

Top Must-Haves to Get You Through the Monsoons


Pitter-patter,
Pitter-patter,
Listen to the rain!
Pitter-patter,
Pitter-patter,
On the window pane!

The monsoons are finally here! And I’m sure you don’t want to just sit indoors listening to the pitter-patter all day but want to get out and enjoy it. However, the biggest question that most of us have is that how do we do it without having to deal with dirty shoes, soaked to the skin clothes and dripping wet hair. Well it is possible and that too along with being fashionable. It all just starts with a sunny outlook!

While most of the outdoors is pale, the concentration should be on bright and bold colours. Pink, yellow, blue, green, purple and white are the best picks. Make sure your clothes are made of fabrics such as silk, polynylon and blended cotton because these are ideal as they don't lose their sheen or get spoilt if they get wet. Thicker fabrics like polyviscose knits also keep you warm.

So while the monsoons are helping us beat the heat, for people like me let’s get shopping for some cool monsoon must haves and make some fashion statements.

1. Put your best foot forward

 
Jelly shoes are in fashion these days and are waterproof, comfortable and reliable. Available in bright colours and different designs, they brighten up your day. Flip flops, crocs, rain boots and floaters are also other options. Marc Jacobs, Old navy and Newlook have nice ones and can be bought online as well. You don't need to spend a lot on these. In India and Singapore you can pick them up from the streets really cheap.
2. Stylish and Colourful Raincoats


Raincoats available these days are quite cute. You get nice stylish ones with a belt. Make sure to pick them up in bright colours especially the neon colours which are back from the 80’s. The transparent ones also look nice.

3. Cool and Colourful Umbrellas



Colourful umbrellas make us smile. Umbrellas can be functional and at same time fun these days. While the transparent ones give you instant style points, the polka dotted, bight prints, colourful ones instantly brighten a cloudy day. Also available in compact sizes, they are convenient and easy to carry. From really cheap ones to really expensive ones, all variants are available anywhere.


4. Bag It


For most women I know, handbags are a part of their everyday lives. Other than just being handy to keep our things, they also help us complete our look. But in the rains it also becomes a necessity as it prevents our things from getting wet. However, handbags that we use in the monsoons have to be of a waterproof material and not the regular materials that we use, especially not leather. Transparent plastic and PVC material bags are the saviours these days and also keep our style quotient high as they are available in funky designs and cool colours. Available on the streets really cheap or at a steep price from the big brand names like D&G,Chanel and others, they definitely are a must buy. Make sure they have zippers!

Make-up
Other than these please make sure that the make up that you use is waterproof and well applied. Though the clean no make up look is best, if you must apply then just use waterproof mascara, liner and a nice pearly gloss. Revlon, Loreal, Estee Lauder, Chambor, Lancome and Clinique all offer waterproof products and are easily available anywhere.

So, happy shopping for these monsoon must haves cause I already have and I'm sure we will have the rain Gods smiling down at us! :)
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