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August 3, 2016 , By BlabberCat

Simaaya’s formidable story and a monsoon memory…

Simaaya’s formidable story and a monsoon memory…

The flagship store at Elgin Road, represents the entire ethnic world in a very glamorous way. A contrast to the grey and blue teary skies, we tell you a romantic tale of the sari. Let us picture the song Desi girl and Priyanka revolutionising the party sari concept. On the other hand we see our grandmother being so comfortable in her cotton sarees that they can sleep in them not even requiring pyjamas. So we have selected three age-less designs that are the ‘it’ pieces this Monsoon.

Fashion can be an intimidating world with new trends and new fads everyday, creating pressure on consumers to cope with the dressing up dilemma. As a brand Simaaya has always been known to keep their customers secure helping them find an identity that is very close to who they are. As a blogger and specialist in the field of fashion and culture, I encourage people to create their own benchmarks of luxury and intellectual property. Through the world of social media and cookie-cutter fashion we have moved away from what India stands for, which is; refinement, art, craft, sensitivity, culture, education, religion and spirituality. BlabberCat selects three looks, in-sync with the monsoon season and represents the modern girl with traditional values, that pretty much sums up a young woman today; especially, an average shopper walking in Simaaya right before the festive season or even her own big day.

Photographer and visual artist: Harshika Sethi Tantia

1. A vintage garden 

A little pink and a little blue, a little net and a little pearl. Bloom and blush was this sari’s lush.

Florals are trending big for a while and one cannot have enough in their wardrobe. Pastel shades are not just feminine, they add versatility in terms of occasion wear and opens all boundaries of day and night wear. A transparent bottom teases the approaching with modern modesty.

2. The jungle gypsy

Its her, who’s dance brings the rain, it’s her, who’s fearless eyes can move mountains, it’s her, who’s beauty is as powerful as any terrain.

With power comes great responsibility and this stands true in every way when it comes to wearing a sari of this opulent simplicity. The most beautiful colour of the year, ocean green, is a favourite among Indian wear. Intricate gold embroidery in a semi-stiff pattern defines structure and feminine sensuality.

3. Mirror mirror on the water

Clear, impossible to grasp, an element of life and earth, she’s water, she’s rain, she’s the ocean she decides the season and our existence’s reason.

Every occasion is not red, every girl is not pink. It’s the time for 50 shades of white. This saree being the coldest tone in white resulting in a bluish tinge with heavy floral and leaf work, is a timeless piece for formal occasions.  The same tone border, tulips and daisies are the key design elements to look out for.

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Winters in Kolkata magically spreads peace and love. The lazy sun, the Christmas pop-ups and carnivals, the cute outfits that we can’t wait to wear; they’re all perfectly acceptable reasons as to why one would NOT want to study. I mean, we just get about a month to enjoy outdoors, it isn’t even humanly possible to make slogging our priority.  So BlabberCat is here to the rescue, once again, bringing to you a list of the best places to study in Kolkata, where one can enjoy the best of what the season has to offer, without worrying about how big a disaster the next exam is going to be. And how much can you study sitting in the same place, a change in the study spot can really help bring back focus and refreshes your thinking ability.

Kolkata Bookfair 2015
Kolkata Bookfair 2015

Woody Allen’s Side Effects, Graphic novels, Holy Cow, unthink and stories about exuberant apartments made it to the billing counter today at Kolkata’s Bookfair.

The Dapper Chapter
The Dapper Chapter

Before the big mens fashion sale at Kalon; lets get styling tips from style influencer Sanjay Agarwal. Learn more about the designers coming to Kolkata for the first time straight off the fashion week runways.

The Art of Dim sum
The Art of Dim sum

Globally renowned dim sum restaurant Yauatcha, has launched an exclusive menu in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata to showcase the flavours, delicate artistry and culinary mastery of their signature offering - dim sum. With the launch of the Art of Dimsum Platter. 

Big announcement by Bodh
Big announcement by Bodh

Bodh has created it's own niche by making comfortable stylish ethnic wear at it's flagship store right on Park Street. This festive season, it ventures further and brings forward more than a dozen hand-selected designers that compliment Bodh's brand ideology.

Label Maulshree Ruia - Unveiled
Label Maulshree Ruia - Unveiled

his festive season we witness the rise and shine of designer Maulshree Ruia headquartered in Kolkata. Unveiled by BlabberCat and model Saachi Bhasin.

Verse presents 'the Bridal Story'
Verse presents 'the Bridal Story'

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.

Parineeti Chopra unveils H&M
Parineeti Chopra unveils H&M

There’s this heady rush a shopaholic gets when they hear the name of H&M. ‘It’s fashion’s true love’ some say, ‘it’s not a rip off’ others say but most importantly when you walk in an H&M store you can shop till you drop and end up revamping your wardrobe with style and look high profile.

Eat Good Food
Eat Good Food

The City of Joy recently welcomed Eat Good Food, a restaurant serving wholesome and palatable meals, on Tarak Dutta Road, and BlabberCat was there to check (and eat) it out!

#ZEEJLF Padharo maharo desh
#ZEEJLF Padharo maharo desh

245000 people entered the free literature festival trying to soak in every word spoken their idols. The pink, blue, saffron and lime green tents guarded us from the rain and sun, but even if it didn’t, no one would have moved, no one even blinked; in case they missed a moment of their literary Gods.

'Eyes of the healer'
'Eyes of the healer'

Nelofar Currimbhoy steps out as a writer of substance on the Indian Literary Canvas with the Unveiling of her book second publication “Eyes of the Healer”

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

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.

New Pout Trend | 2017
New Pout Trend | 2017

Beauty brands like Too Faced, MUA, Jeffree Star and of course, Kylie Cosmetics, are creating metallic liquid lipsticks that give a super-sheen, but, dry down matte, making them a *tad* easier to pull off than the super-slick, glossy versions.

What is your ‘Inner Childs’ story?
What is your ‘Inner Childs’ story?

On International Women’s Day (March 8) nobody wants to read about fighting for equal rights and empowerment anymore.

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