Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of Ri(t)ch Styles in 2013 - Fashion

Some of  my favourite and best outfit posts from 2013! :)
You can read the posts here incase you missed them!

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4 / 5 / 6
7 / 8 / 9
10 / 11 / 12



2013 was a great year for the blog! Many more posts than the previous year and in bits and pieces introduction to newer lifestyle aspects. Thank you for the following, constant support and words of encouragement that you guys keep putting in to make the blog better. Hoping that 2014 gets even better and we have fun together exploring much more than the previous years! Have a great new years and see you in 2014! :)

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

What to wear on New Years Eve!

New Year is just around the corner and most of us I'm sure have been busy preparing for it - What to wear, how to wear, with what to wear are the main concerns we have. A few days back when I was looking for the perfect dress to buy, I came across this lovely site online - Tidebuy.com where you can shop the latest trends and stylish stuff at cheap prices. So let me show you my favourite picks after which you can head there and find thousands of products offered at incredible prices be they dresses, shoes, bags, accessories, etc.

I have put together 3 looks for you - all with items from the site! Check them out!



1. An Evening Dress Look - A pretty blue gown accessorised with silver accessories

New Year Look - Evening Dress

One shoulder Blue Evening Dress
Silver Rhinestone Stilletos
Silver Rhinestone Bangle
Silver Rhinestone Clutch
Sweetheart Silver Rhinestone Earrings

If you are planning a formal new years evening or have been invited to a party where the invitation says formal, that's when you can wear a gown. This look is perfect for an evening like that and the rhinestone jewellery just accentuates the look. Put your hair up into a pretty bun for the neckline to show and necks to turn again and again to look at you !

2. A Cocktail Dress Look - A white lace with gold dress accessorised with gold accessories

New Year Look - Cocktail Dress

Glittering Flower Sheath Dress
Glittering Rhinestone Sandals
Modern Bangle
Golden Floral Embroidery Earrings
Rhinestone Zircon Ring
Grand Crystal Evening Bag

A semi-formal or formal party calls for you to adorn this gorgeous cocktail sheath dress in white lace and gold. Pair it with gold and rhinestone accessories and you are all set to party into the wee hours of the new year!

3. The Little Black Dress Look - An LBD with bell sleeves accessorised with jewelled accessories

New Year Look: The Little Black Dress

A-line Bell Sleeves LBD
Multi-coloured Rhinestone and Gold Platform Stiletto Heels
Dark Shell Evening Clutch
Black Crystal Rose Gold Earrings
Rose Gold Multi-coloured Crystal Bangle

Heading clubbing on new years or for a house party? The LBD is eternal in such cases. Pair this bell sleeved beauty with jewelled accessories with a hint of colour for the little contrast and head out to bring in the new year in style!

So while I place my order, you too can go ahead and check out this jewel I found and start ordering stuff for yourself! :) Happy Shopping people!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Ayesha Accessories Christmas Giveaway!


****Ayesha Accessories brings to you an awesome Christmas Giveaway****

A lucky winner will win an INR 1,000/- voucher :)



Enter the giveaway here!


Entries will be validated before the winners are declared. Giveaway open only in India. Ends on 27th December 2013!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Giveaway from Romwe!


***Christmas is round the corner and we have a lovely giveaway from Romwe.com***

2 lucky winners will win a $30 voucher each :)


Enter the giveaway here!


Entries will be validated before the winners are declared. Giveaway open worldwide. Ends on 20th December 2013!

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blackberrys Sharp Nights Progressive

The Blackberrys Sharp Nights has always been a event where one has all reason to dress up and step out in style.Desirable mens wear, stylishly dressed people, great music, food , drinks and this year to add to it - Cinema - definitely Progressive as the theme suggested were all a part of the launch of the Fall Winter 2013 collection at the Blackberrys Sharp Nights – Progressive, an exclusive, closed door fashion extravaganza.

I picked out my favourite dress at the moment - a color-blocked one shoulder dress and paired it with my choicest diamond jewellery to attend the event. :) 

Black Purse - Kazo
Cutwork heels - Giovana (Singapore)
Diamond bangles and earrings - From personal collection






The Ri(t)ch Styles team had a fabulous time!


I'm sure you wanna know what we saw and experienced, so here you go! ;)




The fun filled night saw the brand live up to its motto “Go sharp” as models strutted down the ramp in a collection that featured the classic gentleman’s style in an evolved fashion. Bow ties, tweeds, checks, tartans, sharp trousers and colorful chinos all put together in a style fitting a Blackberrys man.

The show stoppers of the event raising the hotness quotient were the future stars of Indian Cinema - Sidharth Malhotra(hot hot hot), Abhay Deol(his smile was the actual show stopper) and Aditya Roy Kapoor(cute) who walked down the ramp looking dapper and classic in Blackberrys apparel.






The night ended with a dual performance -B.L.O.T. mixing live beats for the crowd while Shruti Hassan jammed along with them.


Blackberrys has become synonymous with giving things the ‘twist’, ‘for challenging norms’ and walking the unbeaten path. With the brand’s mantra of ‘Go Sharp’, this encapsulating concept is another novelty from the brand and thus another Sharp Night from Blackberrys came to an end. We are definitely looking forward to the next one!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Romwe Party Dresses Giveaway!


***Let's put our hands together for a pretty giveaway from Romwe.com***

2 lucky winners will win a $30 voucher each :)


Enter the giveaway here!
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Entries will be validated before the winners are declared. Giveaway open worldwide. Ends on 25th November 2013!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Queen For A Day at the Taj Salon

"You don't need a Tiara to be a Princess, you were born a Queen." 
- Kawthar ALHasan

When an invite from the Taj Salon which started with these words was delivered to my doorstep, that too to be pampered like a Queen for a Day, I knew that there was no looking back and I had to say YES. Royalty and Taj go hand in hand - everyone knows that since forever! And when you have also had a crazy Saturday, such events on a Sunday make the pampering much called for.


The warm reception started the minute I set foot inside the Taj Salon at Taj Lands End, Bandra. Lovely smiles, a wonderful team and other bloggers were gonna be my partners in royalty for the next few hours while I relaxed and got treated like a Queen :)


The Taj salon 1st opened its doors in 1940 as one of the only 2 salons in the country and was run by Madame Jacques (a French national) for 42 years. In 1981, the Taj Group took over and renovated and re-launched under the brand ‘Taj Salon’. Some of their earliest employees who joined them back in the 1970s and used to work with Madame Jacques continue to work with them till today. Impressive!

I got a number of services done, so let me take you through my wonderful afternoon :)

Manicure & Pedicure
This was the first set of services I went for and I can't tell you how satisfied I was. The sea view from the mani-pedi station was so calming that I sat for there for nearly two hours with no hurry or worry about getting anything else done. Pure Luxury! If I had my way, I would have probably gotten all my services done sitting right there ;) (that actually became the joke of the afternoon). The therapist was incredibly good. The techniques he used, I haven't ever seen till date in any other salon and believe me or not, the polish lasted for 2 full weeks without chipping or touch up. So a totally recommended service from me. A regular manicure costs INR 900 while a pedicure costs INR 1000 which is the name of luxury is a total steal!

Hair Spa & Hair Cut
The hair stylist checked the texture of my hair and recommended the Moroccan Oil Hair Spa to deepen the colour in my hair and increase moisture and it sounded really luxurious so I was all for it. Mid way through the hair spa I also realised I was due for a hair cut and so that too got added to the list. The hair spa left my hair super silky and shiny and the hair cut added a bounce with some bangs. The result was a complete change in looks :) The Moroccan Oil Hair Spa costs INR 3,500 but is worth it coz the moisture locks into your hair for a good amount of time. Haircuts cost about INR 750 for men and INR 1,500 for women. Again I must say a steal deal!

Finally I was done, but my hospitable hosts would not give up on me and wouldn't let me stop ;) So I went ahead and got a quick shoulder massage done, some eye make-up and a cute pouf hairstyle for the retro themed look before the Tiara was placed on my head for the finale, which made me totally feel like a queen! Royalty I tell you - super easy to get used to ;-)


Did you just think it got over here? Hell no! :)

The evening continued to get better with some mocktails, hors d'ouvres and chit chat before we finally bade each other good bye but not before they surprised me with this cute gift basket of goodies.


I must say the Taj Salon embodies everything its name stands for – beauty, luxury, class and above all – service!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Diwali!! :)


Happy Diwali everyone! Hope you have a sparkling year ahead :)

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Recipe Time: Dahi wale Aloo/Yoghurt Potatoes

Since I am a foodie, I am going to start sharing some recipes too on the blog. Things that I cook in my kitchen :)

This recipe that I am sharing, is a pass me down recipe from my mother-in-law and is a dish PS loves :) Has also become one of my favourite dishes after marriage. It’s simple and super easy to cook. Takes only about 10 to 15 minutes and is delicious!


Ingredients:
• Sour Yogurt(whisked) - 1 bowl
• Potatoes(boiled) - 3-4 medium
• Salt to taste
• Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
• Oil - 2 teaspoons
• Fenugreek seeds - 1 teaspoon

Method:
• Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into about 8 pieces each
• Heat oil in a wok and add the fenugreek seeds and fry for about 10 seconds. Then add the potato pieces and fry for about a minute.
• Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and continue to fry for about 2 minutes.
• Add the whisked yoghurt to this and mix well. Keep stirring for about 2 to 3 minutes till the first boil comes.
• After that add upto 1/2 cup of water depending on how thick you want the gravy. Let it cook for a few minutes and then after the next boil add salt.
• Reduce the heat and let it boil one or two times more till the gravy is well cooked. Stir the gravy a few times to avoid clumping of the yoghurt.
• Turn off the heat and garnish if you want to with coriander
• Serve hot with paratha or steam rice.

Let me know if you tried the recipe and liked it! :)

I also have a food related discovery to share with you. Like me, in case you have no time to cook or don’t wanna head out to eat sometimes, then you have www.Foodpanda.in that can come to your rescue. Foodpanda has online menus from the staggering selection of delivery restaurants around you. Simply enter your post code and search for cuisine type, restaurants or even price range. The restaurant index also includes address and delivery hours. The website operates by delivering food from a wide range of restaurants to either homes and/or offices in 14 cities in India, namely Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, etc. I have tried it a few times and I quite like it. Infact in my last experience, just at the time of payment my net crashed and they instantly called me to check whether I was having some issues and wanted to go ahead with the order or not.  It also is updated with the food festivals and offers happening around your city. Ordering food has become easy, fast and definitely fun and the mascot panda is so cute!


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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Neon Accents

Not always in the mood to rock a single shade vividly hued neon piece because you want to go the minimal way, but still want to wear neon? Then you can do exactly what I did :) This lovely multi neon coloured top with ABCD written in different shades of neon from Persunmall.com was the answer to the problem of how to do neon in a minimal way without using too much of one solid colour of neon.



Bodycon Skirt - Forever 21
Diamante Ballerinas - Forever New

A colourful printed top can brighten up any outfit!

Also if any of you guys are planning your engagement or want to buy a new ring, do check out this site where you can create your own engagement ring :)



Create your own engagement ring with Modern Design Inc. - 5 star service, great prices. It's like having your own personal jeweler.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

What to Wear in Vegas

A reader wrote in to me last week that she is travelling to Las Vegas for her holidays, and wanted me to suggest 'What to Wear' in the evenings while she is there, particularly when she heads to the casino. First of all I must say she is a damn lucky girl because Vegas is still a hot spot on my TO TRAVEL list and secondly, USA is one of the best places to shop :) So Reader Girl, have a rocking time!

Two things that go hand in hand in Vegas are casinos and fashion appropriate for it. Fashion, that too the glamourous and glitzy kind. So I have put together 3 looks, just that kind for her – An evening to night look which can take her from the famous Vegas strip to the casino, a look just for the casino, and a night look that can take her from the casino to the club!

Look 1: An evening to night look which can take her from the famous Vegas strip to the casino

A lively place calls for bright coloured clothes. So a pair of yellow pants with a bright pink top highlighted by a colourful necklace, turquoise peeptoes and a multi-coloured clutch is great to take you from an sight seeing fun evening at the Vegas strip to the casino. If the weather gets a little chilly, then this lovely sequinned blazer can keep you warm.

Look 2 – A look for the casino

For your casino time, bet on a relaxed kaftan style asymmetrical dress, a pair of reflecting golden heels, a colour blocked geometric clutch, a couple of metallic bangles and simple crystal drop earrings. You want the ensemble to be comfortable as you don’t know how long your betting night is going to last :)

Look 3: A night look that can take her from the casino to the club

This look is perfect for spending some time at the casino and then hitting the club. A sexy bodycon doesn't need much to work its magic. Accentuate it with these gorgeous heels and a sequinned clutch with just simple diamond studs to complete the look. A jacket can come handy if the October chill bothers you.

So that does it girl! You are set to rock Vegas in these looks! :)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Twisted Tresses!






Hi-Low Top - 99labels.com
Purple Pants - Spring Break
Floral Print Shoes - Linking Road
Golden Bag - Romwe - I'm loving this new bag of mine!

Sometimes you don't need a haircut to change the look of your hair, sometimes all it takes is a new hairstyle to look different. This is what I tried when Rhea from FUSS invited us for a Monsoon Party at the new JCB salon at Khar. The stylists twisted my hair on both sides from the front and pinned it at the back  and then took all of it and pinned it on the side and voila I had a new look :) 

This is one style I am gonna try again. And when I get to do it with the company of these beauties, it is even more fun!


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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Super Heroes Leggings Giveaway from Romwe!


****Drumrolls for a super giveaway from Romwe.com***


2 lucky winners will win a pair of leggings each :)


Enter the giveaway here!


Entries will be validated before the winners are declared. Giveaway open worldwide. Ends on 10th October 2013!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

A Sequinned Dream - How to wear a Sequin Dress


A Sequin Dress - I had been desiring one since ages, but I also knew that I never wanted to take the chance of ending up looking cheap and tacky. Most times that's what a look ends up in. Mainly because either people don't buy the right dress, or they don't accessorise properly. So when at the recent MANGO sale I saw this perfect sequin dress, I knew I had to have it at that very moment! One for the copper colour, two for the way it fits like a dream without poking(comfort is very important for me) and three for the pretty looking contrasting sequin work over the base sequins. Getting it was like a dream come true!

I wore it to the recent TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Official India Launch and the compliments never stopped flowing. I'm glad to have found that one dress that has finally ended my long long search.

Dress - MANGO
Black Crocodile skin textured sling purse - KAZO
Black cut-out peep toes - Giovanna, Singapore (last worn here and here)





I am a sucker for deep backs!

So what is it that one needs to keep in mind while wearing a Sequin Dress? Let's run you through some quick tips:
  1. Don't load yourself with jewellery - Since you are already going to be making a shiny statement due to the sequins, jewellery should be minimalistic. A ring or two, a bracelet or a watch(you can even avoid this)  and simple earrings like solitaires will do the trick.
  2. Stick to one sequinned item in the look - Overdoing sequins is a fashion faux pas, so stick to just the sequin dress as you do not want to ruin its effect and keep the accessories neutral or solid coloured to balance the look.
  3. Use textures in accessories - For your shoes and purse think suede, patent leather, patterned leather (like my cut-out peep toes and crocodile skin textured sling purse) as they all can work very well to aesthetically amplify your look.
  4. Choose your inner wear carefully - Sequins reflect light, so you surely don't want any bulges under your dress. Bulges will look bigger when they are shimmering. Wear seamless undergarments for a smooth look. You can also choose well fitting shape-wear that can give your dress a sleek appearance.
  5. Keep the make-up subtle - A pop of colour on your lips, a light eye shadow and some kohl and mascara and that's it!
After keeping all of this in mind, all you need is to add your natural sparkle to the outfit - Your Confident Smile and you are set! :) 

So would you dare to wear a sequin dress?

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