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August 22, 2016 , By BlabberCat

REGAL is the new SIMPLE

REGAL is the new SIMPLE

This time in India Couture week, we saw the design juggernauts reinventing the royal past in their new collection. From Mughal to Persian and Rajasthan palaces all were brought to runway through jaw-dropping couture outfits. But besides big shows like these for occasion wear also, we note how looking royal has become the go-to trend. It’s splendour guaranteed to your look. Even in jewellery and other accessories, the weight of the character has increased with more structure and layer. And our favourite must-haves are jacket and drapes from the picturesque store of SASYA. To have a princely affair, the key is channeling style fit with sleek tailoring and luxe fabrics.

Before the arrival of all the festivities, we reminisce a gamut of heritage arts found in Sasya.  BlabberCat expresses the best sartorial moments of Sasya in a photo story along with fashion blogger Aditya Jain from #looksuave.

 

Ridhima Bhasin 

Right out of a portrait from palatial walls narrating tales of love and war and a lot more splendour; a cheerful melange of colours that repaint our modest attempt to look royal so simply nowadays. The ocean and moss green is a beautiful colour from the royal palate. Dhoti and embroidered crop top with a floor-length jacket set designed Ridhima Bhasin was my top pick from the store. Pistachio and duck-egg blue are also colours to look out for from the same family.

 

Shantanu and Nikhil

Be bold, be brave, be yourself. Live a life of no regrets -S & N. A traditional bands with a belt and an asymmetrical hem. A modern version of age-old customs,this piece is the top pic for winter wedding functions and parties. Fashion blogger and men’s fashion stylist Aditya dons sophisticated drapes and silhouettes on how to look grand across a spectrum of ceremonies.

 

Kurta Kunal, waistcoat Amit Arora and my outfit is Sayisha

How midnight looks like when stitched together with motifs and buttoned right till the collar spells authority. If not done right, layering can confuse the visual. So for this shoot, while layering pieces we made sure that different separates don’t project different ideas. Even while putting together a look from your scattered wardrobe, wear and edit what doesn’t feel right. Deeper hues of blues is definitely a good investment piece this winter for a nocturnal bridal bash.

Photography: Harshika Sethi Tantia

Clothes: Sasya, 23A Shakespeare Sarani

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Verse presents a three-day event on 'The bridal Story' to mark their first anniversary. BlabberCat styles her two favourite looks before the event to help you shop better.

Who can resist a ‘Tailormade’ man?
Who can resist a ‘Tailormade’ man?

To look truly slick in a suit, you need it made-to-measure. And quality services are becoming ever more affordable. The reality for most men is that there will be something about a regular suit that doesn’t quite fit. But that’s what ‘Tailorman’ is here for.

Five BOOKS that defined 2014
Five BOOKS that defined 2014

List of five books that defined 2014.

7 trends to look for while shopping
7 trends to look for while shopping

7 trends you must look for when you're out shopping

Lips Don’t Dry!
Lips Don’t Dry!

That nip in the air, those cracks and flakes on the lip. How do you get a picture perfect smile with chapped lippies? Lip balms are not only important to hydrate and moisturise your lips but also form the best base for matte lipsticks. From sticks that protect you from UV rays to those infused with Indian spices to heal restore skin’s elasticity. Ever since it hit the store shelves, chapsticks have taken the market storm. It is now available in every possible beauty brand, vouching its worth, confusing its consumers as to what will actually be a good buy to protect one’s delicate lips from the harsh winds this winter season. But worry not, BlabberCat puckers up and slathers on with the list of our favourite lip-balms for the season. – written Anushree Kanoi

Mickey, MAC and makeup!
Mickey, MAC and makeup!

Calcutta turned ruwoo with love as celebrated Makeup artist, Mickey Contractor, came to town for an interactive session on summer trends 2016, and if that wasn’t enough Karen Thompson, brand manager at MAC Cosmetics, also flew down for a bloggers meet at MAC outlet at Quest Mall.

BlabberCat works out FIVE trends that keep getting a miss!
BlabberCat works out FIVE trends that keep getting a miss!

There are three kinds of trends – one that comes and takes over the entire planet before you know it and one that dies the very next day it came into existence. And then there is the one that’s somewhere in the middle; the world is all about it in but unfortunately it didn’t get as popular among the Indian masses. So, here is a list of 5 fashion trends that, for some reason, didn’t work out in India and ways to make it work.

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