Saturday, August 18, 2007


Amrapali has long been a favorite of mine for those unique jewellery pieces, that you know not everyone is going to be sporting or ones of which thankfully, cheap knockoffs won't be readily available at Janpath! While their traditional jewellery is good, I especially look to them for their contemporary designs in Gold and Silver. Those pieces while having a modern edge still manage to retain their ethnic appeal and can be wonderfully teemed with clothes that are either western or traditional. A classic example of what I am talking about is this piece, a pendant and earrings set, in Gold and Onyx which I see being worn with a Sari, a Salwar, Jeans and a tank or even with a LBD with equal aplomb.

You know, everyone does a strand of pearls, but imagine how fabulous you'd be if you did this piece in South Sea Pearls...It looks like a traditional piece in Kundan but the twist comes in with the South Sea Pearls.

And I absolutely love the earrings in silver. Again, they have that versatility which enables them to 'go' well with any outfit, whether western or traditional. It is casual enough to be day to day, while still leaving room for them to be worked into your nights.

Cocktail rings are all the rage: bigger they are, the more kitschy they are, the better they are. So, now imagine, if you were sporting these rings in Silver, wouldn't that make a statement? They are unique, and like with all things old, they are so new again! I see a woman who is sure of herself, one who walks into a room to own it, totally working this ring!

What a wonderful line of jewellery. For more, go HERE.


Friday, August 17, 2007

I admit it.. I am an addict!

I am a Koffee with Karan addict. I tune in every sunday evening to watch an online version of the episode. And boy, during a summer where there isn't any original programming, watching KWK allows me an escape from the depression I suffer on Sunday evenings. I watch it for what people are gonna wear to the show, how they are going to behave and lastly how openly will they answer the rapid fire round. The "famous" rapid fire that has fueled fire to many controversies and has started quite a few catfights, which is not a good thing. But come on, it is really funny to hear great answers to a funny series of questions like "When a star says this, he/she really means....." or a "An actor/actress who needs a style check".

So, last sunday, I watched the Himesh Reshammiya episode. For someone who was a Himesh hater, I now actually have respect for the guy. He was very humble, forthright and actually seemed nice. I respect him for the fact that he willingly admits that he wants to win over the people who hate him and is not one of those that can just ignore that section.

What's goin on with our host? I am starting to get a little annoyed with KJo. His style of questioning has become more to the tune of being belligerent. Case in point, the Rakhi Sawant show, where Rakhi was trying to not answer a question about whether or not she had had plastic surgery, but Mr Karan had to constantly ask her, and finally she gave in and said "Haan, maine kiya hai". He never dare do such a thing to his good friends or people who are established in the film society. Heck, he wouldn't even have a show, if not for his "star" pals who keep coming back again and again. But, when it comes to a Reshammiya or a Sawant, no holds barred.

What is up with that gift hamper?? It tickles me to the core when people joke about how much they want it. Ok, I know that they are just saying it for the heck of it, but if you saw the Rakhi Sawant or the Himesh episodes, poor guys, they really felt honored to receive it!

Now, you are asking yourself, that I just said that I was addicted to KWK. Well, is anyone ever called an addict if they have too much of a good thing! HAH ;)

Catch all episodes of KWK here

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Whats On Your Table?

We all know what great conversation starters Coffee Table Books make, but you have to remember that they also make excellent style statements.

Here are my five picks of some fabulous Coffee Table Books that not only will become conversation picker-uppers but also give you some serious Style Quotient!






Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Spotlight: Argento Vivo

I am loving Argento Vivo's simple designs.. They are not over the top and not too expensive either.

Here are some of the pieces from the Hammer collection..

This ring is so so cute. I am loving the thick band and disc.

Buy for $42.00

I couldn't find a bigger picture of this choker but believe me it exudes style style style..

Buy for $285.00

These earrings are so cute and would go perfect with the ring above.

Buy for $32.00

As we all know, Cuffs are in this fall. Complete the look with this Straight-Edged Cuff. There are some more variations of cuffs on the website, but this is my favorite.

Buy for $200

For all of you who do not want to follow the rules, here is a cute bangle. This would go more with a bohemian style. Chunky cool!

Buy for $52.00

Now, just because I showed you one of each style does not mean that you should wear them all together. Instead, pick two out of the five and make a great ensemble. If you are daring enough, just wear the Choker with a great low neck dress.. I promise you, you will look Stunning!

P.S. All these items are on sale. Keep checking for further reduction.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Stole Style

Shop Via Fabindia

Here's a style tip.. Stoles. Stoles. Stoles. The easiest way to weather those transition months, and, what a chic way to go into Fall. Used wisely, it would compliment so many clothing choices, and is so marked for being a wardrobe staple, that is, if it isn't already!

Throw it over jeans or little dresses to breathe some style into them and, for making a statement about you that sets you apart..and it sure doesn't hurt to cover those bare shoulders when the nights begin to get a little nippy. I especially love the silk stoles from Fabindia with those vegetable dyes or the chiffon ones from Anokhi. They use stunning colors, the prints are beautiful and you know you can't go wrong with those!

Shop Via Anokhi

So, cover up and drape that stole.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Laaga chunari mein daag??

Image src: IndiaFm

So the first promo of "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag" is out and as usual Rani looks gorgeous. She looks the best in indian outfits rather than western clothes. Don't you think? The small skirts with the "curls and bangs" hair style in "Tara Rum Pum" was hideous! And I hate it when actors and actresses wear horrible wigs. What happened to the hair stylist!

Anyhoo, coming back to the original topic, so I am watching the trailer.. and there is this one scene where Abhishek goes to Rani "Itni to dosti hai ke bata sakoon?".. And me the evil biiaaatch cannot help but imagine what the previous dialog might have been?

Could it be "Why Ash?"


Do you have any witty answers??

Watch the official YRF promo to see the scene I am talking about HERE and write your own versions! (You can also click on the movie picture above to watch the promo)
Let's see if there is someone more evil than me out there!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cuff Me, Please

Here is a trend am really liking: Cuffs. The easiest way to make a style statement and complete your look.. cuffs are going to be around for a while.


Am totally liking the gold mesh cuff.. it is intricate, and pretty and contemporary enough to give that same ol' jeans and tee look some life.. or on a little black dress.. it will be that one accessory that can you set you apart and help you score some serious style points. The Narissa 14kt Gold Cuff from Neiman Marcus is a great buy, but at $550.00, not the easiest option on the pocket.

But look at the alternative I found.


It has the same gold tones and mesh detail and at $98.00 from Anthropologie, it is such a great alternative option!

But lets face it, not all of us can work a gold cuff, yours truly included. I prefer silver tones and found this:


It is the Simon Sebbag Silver Contoured Cuff, from Neiman Marcus priced at $240.00. I absolutely love the clean lines, and the contours give it just a dash of that 'pizaazz' and I see it being teemed with almost every outfit. But it still does cost a bit much..but wait, I do have an alternative.


I found this on Forever 21, priced at a fraction of the earlier cuff, available only for $4.80, it is such a great steal! It does lack the contoured look, but has the same clean lines and silver metal tones.

At the end of the day, doesn't matter how much money you spend on an accessory as long as you can make it work for you! Choose one, which is style-heavy, price-reasonable and goddess-worthy!