Spring Fashion: My Top 3 Spring Picks

March 20 was officially the first day of spring. What a let down.

I don’t know what it is like where you are but London is not looking like its doing spring this year. Its sunny sometimes but then still quite cold. The only way I can make myself feel better is by looking at spring clothes. Online window shopping always helps.

First, I present to you the perfect spring dress – slightly edgy but still light, airy and feminine. I am definitely going to be trying it out and I have my fingers crossed hoping it fits. (Update: yup – I went and got it).

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

What do you do when when you find some extra ripe bananas at the local supermarket on the clearance rack? You buy them to make banana bread of course! And thats exactly what I did. Now I don’t want to toot my own horn, but it turned out to be delicious! And really so easy to make. Which is important for me as I’m not a very experienced baker by any means. So after the coffee fudge brownies, I thought it would be fun to share another one of my tried and tested, simple yet yummy recipes.

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Trend Try: Coordinated pieces #OOTD

I gave in and got myself a coordinated set. Remember how obsessed I was with them? I am quite surprised to see how much use I have got out of it. Its easy to wear and still interesting enough. I wore it to a friends place for her surprise birthday brunch. (This was back in February). (more…)

ONE OF MY VERY FEW LBDs #OOTD 

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Few months ago a new bar called Hoppipola opened in Khar, Mumbai. If you have not yet managed to visit and are from Bombay I would recommend it. This is one of those places where you can neither be overdressed or underdressed. (more…)

The Indian beauty stuff everyone should use! (also, where to find it in London!)

When I decided to move to London, these were the three fashion related thoughts that came to mind: I can wear boots, I can wear (faux) leather and I can even wear (faux) fur. The beauty stuff was not something I really thought of too much. I am not much of a beauty-makeup person although that has more to do with my lack of skills than lack of interest.

However, once I actually moved to London, I was overwhelmed with the amount of beauty products crammed in the Boots nearby. But I was so giddy with the excitement of using No. 7, Soap & Glory, Rimmel, Smashbox and other UK brands and products not available in India, I didn’t really miss my staple Indian items.

Now I have been in London for more than a year and realize that moving to a different country as an adult is not easy – even beauty and makeup wise. Your routine is established and favourite products are decided. Although there is an amazing variety of brands here, I miss some of my Indian brands and products which are sadly either unavailable or difficult to find in the nearby Boots.

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Summer cottons : Biba

Summer has finally arrived. Here in Bangalore its seems to be getting warmer every day.  The perfect time to bring out the summer cottons and the bright prints.

Cotton kurtas are a must have to survive the Indian summer. They come in a huge range of colors and fits, and are the ideal items to mix and match. So when we were asked to collaborate with leading Indian wear brand BIBA to review some items from their new online store, we thought it would be fun and the perfect opportunity to do some different looks with some different types of Indian kurtas.

1. The short kurta

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