Today I will be discussing the basic everyday look and my personal daily makeup routine along with some product recommendations. Most girls I know follow variations of the same process moisturise, base, conceal, face powder, eye liner, mascara, lip colour and blush. It might sound like too much work but it actually takes just about 10 minutes to do the everyday look.
1. QUICK BASIC EVERYDAY ROUTINE
Larissa shows us the classic everyday routine. Her makeup routine is the closest match to my daily routine that I could find online. Special mention to the ‘inverted triangle’ concealing technique and her use of a lash brush, these two are probably the most understated tips by vloggers (video bloggers).
Hi, I came across this picture of stylist Margaret Zhang on a fashion website and loved the smart casual look. I couldn’t find the exact same checkered trouser and banker’s collar shirt for online shopping in India, but the following picks will work well too. I am definitely trying a blue shirt with my old Chemistry black checks pants.
It’s time to store away your regular lehenga and matching blouse combination. In the spring/summer 2015 fashion show I noticed the presence of interesting lehenga pairings. It is not a new trend but with Rohit Bal’s finale collection at Wills India fashion Week ’15 the mix-match lehenga is getting the attention it needs.
I assume Rohit Bal designed the specific pairings but what stands out is the ease with which they could be interchanged or even paired with western wear. For example the gold colourful jacket can be worn with a pair of blue denim and white top, the white floral peplum top can be paired with beige palazzo pants or one could wear the white peplum jacket with white pencil skirt and shirt. The skirts too can be paired with regular cut blouses giving it a different look altogether. The bonus of this trend is the multi-utility of each garment piece.
As I mentioned earlier the mix-match trend is not new to the indian fashion world, various clippings of it can be seen in editorials ranging from Harpers Bazaar Bride to Vogue India. An Anamika Khanna ombre lehenga skirt is paired with an embroidered jacket, a Anju Modi red skirt gets the same treatment with a contrast gun-metal grey jacket and a Rohit Bal velvet peplum top is paired with a heavily embroidered lehenga skirt. Kareena Kapoor is seen wearing a Sabyasachi skirt with a sequined jacket for an editorial.
This post is slightly late but you still have a few hours to decide on your new years eve look. 😉
The entire world seems to go crazy around this time of the year with dinner plans, party plans or next day brunch plans. I am going to be referencing 5 different looks according to outfits and you can always customize the colours and styling to suit your mood.
METALLIC MAXI DRESS
An all metallic ensemble, like this silver plise maxi dress, is refined style for your semi-formal evening shindings. Dress it up with style winged eyeliner and coral lips. Teni in the video shows a bronze winged eyeliner, but for a silver outfit you could use a gunmetal grey.
In a previous post on Sharara I had paired up a jacket and a sharara from an Indian ethnic wear website indianroots.in. I had ordered the set for myself too and following are my views on the website and the products.
Indianroots is an NDTV venture with a vision to connect Indians to their roots with a selectively curated product range of high-end designer wear, hand crafted home linen and exquisite accessories. This was the first time I had ordered ethnic wear online, I am wary of buying Indianwear without having physically seen the garments since it is very easy to be duped about the quality. Especially having worked in the ethnic wear industry I have realised how details like the fabric weight, embroidery quality and stitching finishes can make all the difference to the outfit. Thankfully this purchase turned out to be just about satisfactory atleast.
The outer packaging.
I had placed my order in the last week of November and the dispatch time stated was 14 days for the sharara and 22 days for the jacket. In the start it did seem too long for a ready-to-wear garment but Indianroots finally shipped it in 6 days. I received both the garments in separate couriers in a gap of 1 day. The parcel arrived in cardboard boxes with the garments being effectively wrapped in layers of plastic cover, tissue paper and bubble paper. A special mention to the tissue paper it had ‘Hello’ printed in various Indian languages. 😀
I am thinking of making ‘Look for Less’ a regular feature on this blog. In this I will recreate a look from brands by replacing them with lower priced picks of the similar style. Let me know what you think!
Today I have recreated and ASOS look. You could wear this to the office and even for the after-office coffee meet with friends.