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Delhi Couture Week Update

The PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 which will be held from August 8 – 12, 2012 at The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi has recently announced that in order to bring out the ‘Indian’ element of the Couture Week, FDCI has made a conscious choice to showcase most of the collections through top Indian models. Out of the 32 high profile models who are ready to scorch the ramp this season, 25 are Indian models and the remaining are of foreign origin.

Levelling With the Animal

Two trends that I have been going ape-shit over lately are finally here together, in one outfit post – Animal Prints and Barely there Distressed Denims. Occassion was my mom’s birthday lunch for which we all went to Cafe Delhi Heights in Gurgaon.
It has barely rained in Delhi this season. Still with all the cloudy moody skies I don’t feel like wearing full length clothes…something about the imagery of the hemlines getting dirty in the sludge etc. So I prefer shorter hemlines, folded or short trousers, skirts or dresses. I’d say shorts too but Delhi/Gurgaon isn’t really a girl-wearing-shorts-friendly city.

Are You a Shoppers Stop First Citizen Yet?

‘We all love a bit of retail therapy and sometimes the impulse to buy is too strong to be denied; but if we are to be honest the smart shopper in all of us searches out the incentives that make that ‘perfect buy’ even more worthwhile. Whether it is a buy-one-get-one-free offer or just an end of season sale, the price of loyalty cannot be overlooked.

Pan Collars

Pan collars proved to be one of the hottest trends during the cooler months, and it seems that it’s a look which is set to stick around right through the summer season. The good news is that it’s also one of the easiest ways to look chic and stylish. With this in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the best ways to wear a pan collar over the coming season

The HP Envy Ultrabook – Fashion & Envy – Urban Jungle

This time around HP has nailed it with their Envy Ultrabook, with new ideas, forward thinking, sleek design, keeping in mind what people want these days and making the laptop something that you will enjoy ‘living’ with rather than just ‘using’ for work! It truly is FASHION, done the right way. I recently got my hands on the HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1002TX. And I have not stopped talking about it ever since!

Pinning Mania Access – A Taste

So with the much hyped craze about Pinterest, I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about and boy did I get hooked! I am still very new with Pinterest but I love being on it. Its my make believe world but besides that it actually does inspire me in so many ways – to take up personal projects that I never would have had time for before, experimenting with trends I would have never wandered near before, make-up tips and even huge motivation for fitness! Enough words – Pinterest is more about pictures so heres a little bit of my Pinterest to maybe get you hooked!
Meanwhile do’nt forget to follow me too! Akanksha Redhu on Pinterest.

The Shopper’s Brigade & a Neon Necklace

I always try and dress in basics while going out shopping to make it easier to visualize how a certain garment or accessory will look with anything else in my closet. If I over-crowd myself with complex prints or patterns and silhouettes it gets tough for me to mix n match in my head. So I , by forceful habit now, stick to basics like a plain white tee, neutral bottoms and if I absolutely must indulge myself, I add a kooky accessory or shoes which can be removed instantly.

Artic Maxim Cover Girl Night

A swag party by Artic Vodka to celebrate the MAXIM Cover Girl, in this case, Gul Panag was as good as any Thursday Night could get! A packed club – The Guvment, Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon; loads of alcohol, food and people! There was even a small ramp show but the star of the evening was ofcourse the ever gorgeous and fantastically toned Gul Panag. I really need to grab my own copy of MAXIM coz I cud’nt get enough of her!

Drinks and Canvas Green

The colored denim trend has been raging for quite a while now. I have’nt dipped my pretty legs in all available colors. But the 2 colors that do happen to really work for me are Canvas Green which im wearing in this post and Coral which you will pobably see in another one. Just the deviation from the usual indigo denim color makes the denims somehow appear lighter and bearable for summer-wear. Plus I love color!

Summer in a Tie-Dye

It has been, not what seems like but literally, AGES since I did my last outfit post. Had sort of lost my way but found it! Well here goes.
Im sure it won’t be news if I told the that Delhi summers are nothing to be joked about! Its merciless. The heat travels in a wave and if you aren’t prepared you are caught like Bambi in headlights.
Recently there was the #SuperSaturday sale at VeroModa, Only and Jack&Jones with a flat 60% off on everything, just for that day. Needless to say, I had to be there.

Secret Life: A Day In a Pair of Steve Madden Shoes

“We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.” – Robert Frost
As an experiment with a pair of absolutely gorgeous Steve Madden heels as a part of their Red Shoe Soiree, I wore the heels for an entire day just to see what all the heels are exposed to in my life- the places, the people, the gossip, the scandals and everything in between.

The Weekend Getaway – Neemrana

It had been so so long…well not all that long….but *seemed like forever* long since I had taken a break. From work, the city, the traffic, the daily chores, the deciding what to eat, the deciding what NOT to eat, the obsessing some more about work, the television….
And ofcourse his birthday was coming over the weekend, so it was there staring at me – the idea of getting away for the weekend.

Make-up Diaries – Beauty Basics

I am definitely no pro when it comes to make-up but I have been lucky enough to have picked up on a few good tips, tricks and basics through the years. Sarting with my very first time with make-up, my 10th grade farewell party. A complete disaster make-up-wise no doubt. But after a week of shame I learnt to pick myself up and experiment some more.
Here just a quick roundup of the basic stuff that you’ll find in my case

Summer Love – Flea by Nite!

Went to the Flea by Nite by Cosmopolitan Magazine recently held at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mehrauli. The place was packed, people having a good time and even better drinks. The stalls were done up pretty and the products ranged from summer garments, to accessories to shoes and bags. Fun filled night.

MOO Business Cards

So I had just joined Klout very recently that they told me I was eligible for one of their perks! Getting 50 business cards for myself from MOO! Awesome news! The very same day I claimed the perk, uploaded about 30 photographs that I wanted to be printed at the back of the cards, gave my information, paid for the shipment charges and voila! I was set!