Pastel Perfect

What better way to beat the heat this summer than in soft soothing pastel colors? We have been seeing lot of pastels in western outfits, but don’t you think that our Indian designers are far behind. I came across these beautiful designs by Rocky S and loved how perfect these outfits would be for your summer engagements.

Common perception is that Indian outfits are limited to just bold and bright colors. And, if we think of light colors only beige, creams or whites come to mind. But a softer tone of bright colors is truly a breath of fresh air. It can look so much more appealing and elegant and makes for a perfect daytime look and can easily be transitioned to your night out wear.

The rule of thumb here is to not disturb the color palette by adding or mixing any bright color with muted shades. Also the jewelry and make up should be equally subtle and minimal. For instance, pearls would work with most of the soft tones perfectly.

So, give your dazzling side a break and instead go for a soft color palette this season.

Hall of Fame!!!

In case you are wondering where have I disappeared (too bad if you aren't, still!!! angry face) over the past few days, I am on a short trip back home. And, you know how things are when you have 1000 things to do and never the enough time. But but but, today I received such a wonderful news that I had to come out of my hibernation and share it with everybody. I was featured in the Style Stories in The Telegraph. Below is a snapshot; click here to read the full article.

"If you are poised to get married and need tips on how to look the part of a fashion savvy bride, look no further than The woman behind the blog, Sovina Gehlot, a management student based in Idaho, US, says: “I started the blog when I was getting married and putting my trousseau together.” She started the blog in March 2010 with reviews of the latest couture collections from the Indian runways (which she keeps a tab on long-distance) along with advice on jewelery, bags/clutches and shoes."

This is my very first feature and my own sweet Hall of Fame :) So you can imagine how excited I am!!! Without getting into a never ending thank-you speech, I just wanted to share this with everybody (actually i want to shout out from the rooftop!!!). Feels awesome to be featured with such accomplished bloggers. Also, a big thanks to Arundhati Basu from The Telgraph for finding me (:)) and for her super duper write up.

Hope all of you are having a great time. I have lot of blog catching up to do and I will surely be back on my favorite track very very soon.

Samidha & Anurag - The Reception Dinner

We are still here with very gorgeous Samidha Sharma. You can check out her blog Street Style India and Facebook Page here. Samidha’s reception outfit was from Ensemble in DLF Emporio Mall (Delhi). The tomato red saree in net fabric had gold zardosi work all over it. The makeup and the 70’s retro look given by Ambika Pillai (who is my favorite bridal make up artist) stayed close to the saree and the overall theme of wedding (see how elegantly Samidha is carrying that hair do).

The jewelry was again the star attraction in the whole look. I love gold metal and it makes me so very happy when it is worn gracefully. The gold pendant was inherited by the bride from her grandmother (yes it is that old but the classics never fade, do they?).

Also, how cute is the invitation that the couple sent out to their friends and family. Designed by Fahd Hussien (, the card so beautifully described the couple’s journey till now and invited their friends and family to join them in their new beginning.

Real Wedding - Samidha Weds Anurag

A stylist. A fashionsita. A diva and a keen observer. When you are associated with so many images, expectations run high. Very high. And, so was the case with Samidha Sharma (of Street Style India ). If you want to get an idea of how popular she is in the world of fashion just have a look at her Facebook page here. When Samidha decided to tie the knot in year 2009, she knew that finding that perfect outfit for her big day would be a herculean task. Friends, family, and relatives - everyone was just waiting to see what Samidha would pick. And, after spending nearly a year (including 4 months in just trials) in looking for her wedding lehenga, she finally zeroed on designer Shamayel Khan (who has her boutique “AARA” in Juhu ).

When I first saw Samidha’s wedding pictures, honestly I was surprised. I have always associated Samidha with western fashion and was hoping that her lehenga would be more on the lines of fusion between Indian and Western. But don’t they say that style knows no boundaries. The classic mahroon (deep red) and green combination was done so tastefully and artistically in this masterpiece with gold gota patti work. The dupatta was of net with motiff work all over it and the border of the lehenga was in velvet to carry the heavy work. What I love most about the lehenga that it was tradional without being too gaudy or over the top. It had all the heavy work but no egg sized sequins or studs. It spoke of elegance and had elements of samdiha’s style oozing from everywhere.

Now, such an exquisite piece demands the same finesse in jewelry. The bridal look is all about putting each and every element together. If outfit speaks one language the jewelry can’t sing some other language. And, the antique gold jewelry (gifted by Samidha’s mom) was in perfect harmony with the classic lehenga. I love how Samdidha didn’t go over the top here too and didn’t wear 3-4 layers of gold sets with massive earrings. My favorite is the nose ring which kind of binds the jewelery and the whole look together.

In Samidha’s own words, “I wanted a very traditional lehenga very unlike my day to day taste. I thought I wanted to look traditional one day and that had to be my wedding”. And, she did how so beautifully. Here is wishing this beautiful couple a very happy married life ahead.

Upside Down


- Anklets as head band (mathapatti)
- Long chains (or rani haar) as waist belt (kamarband ) to glam up a saree , fancy dress or your favorite jeans
- Rings in toes
- Anklets as necklace
- Necklace backwards
- Pendant or earrings as a tika
- Cuff bracelet as an armlet.
- Bangles stacked up in a chain, as a pendant.
- Beaded strands as hairband

The idea is to have fun with your jewelry. Experiment and wear it in different ways. Mix and match different accessories and create new look for yourself. After all, you have spent a lot of money in building your collection. It is only fair that you use it to the max.

(I have not been able to visit a lot of blogs recently..Have just been caught up in a few things, but I promise you will see me around really soon :))