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Kolkata Trousseau Shopping- Multi Designer Stores

Hi,

Kolkata is considered a treasure land for designer clothing, yet there are very few curated articles online pointing towards the exact places to visit. In today’s article, the first among the Kolkata trousseau shopping series, I have listed the top 7 multi designer stores. These are stores with a rooster of above fifteen designers each, from pret to bridal.

85 LANSDOWNE

Name: 85 Lansdowne

Designers they Stock: Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shantanu Goenka, Namrata Joshipura, Kartikeya, Gaurav Gupta, Anushree Reddy, Krishna Mehta, Dev r Nil, Anand Kabra and more.

USP: They house some of the country’s top designers! You will find everything under one roof- pret tunics, cocktail dresses, embroidered suits, draped sarees, traditional weaves to bridal lehengas. 85 Lansdowne also stocks accessories, shoes and clutch bags.

Price Point: Rs.10,000 onward for contemporary wear, Rs.25,000 onward for embroidered suits and sarees, Rs.1,50,000 and above for lehengas.

Alteration/ Order Time: 3-10 days for alteration, 35-40 days for new order.

Address: 85 Sarat Bose Road, Dover Terrace, Near Kalighat.

Contact: 033-2454 9484 | 84209-38965

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/85lansdowne

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Trousseau Makeup Essentials (Part 2)

In continuation with my last post , Trousseau Makeup Essentials, following are rest of the makeup essentials for Indian Brides.

 LIP COLOURS 

  1. RED LIPSTICK – There is a shade of red for everyone. Even though I don’t wear a red lip often, there are times when a red lip is all I need to make an ensemble pop. Try as many shades of red till you feel comfortable and confident in a particular shade. Check my post on lip colour basics for more information on application and makeup looks.
    Recommended: M.A.C Ruby Woolip colours trousseau makeup
  2. PINK/CORAL LIPSTICK – Depending on your skin-tone and the makeup look you are going for pick atleast two lipstick shades either from pink, coral or berry colour family. If you don’t plan to use them often go for budget brands. Make sure one shade is a matte and the other a gloss, along with colour variation you get texture variation.
    Recommended: Colorbar Rose Clair
  3. NUDE LIPSTICK – By nude I mean a shade which is ‘your lips but better’. A total nude would wash out most people and looks best with dramatic eye makeup, since this is a list for beginners I would not suggest a total nude. You could either go in for a nude pink or a nude maroon. This would be your go-to lipstick for everyday wear and for formal occasions.
    Recommended: Lakme 9 to 5 Peach Path / Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balmlip products trousseau makeup
  4. LIP GLOSS – Most lip glosses look the same eventually, so just having one lip gloss in your makeup trousseau would do the trick. Pick a gloss with less pigment and nearest to the colour family you love best.
    Recommended: Faces Lip Creme Cosmopolitan
  5. LIP LINER – Optional. A lip liner is great shaping or as a base. This is completely optional fro beginners and if you do want a lip liner select a shade nearest to your natural lip colour. Pick a lip liner from a good brand as they have better staying power than most budget brands.
    Recommended: Maybelline Lip Liner Velvet Beige

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Look for Less

Hi,
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.

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Look: ASOS

Look for Less: Trouser- Mango / Top- Forever21 / Watch-Sonata / Shoe- Forever21

If you want any further information inbox me. 🙂