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Our  take on this Winter 2017 trend of refined dresses and sharp outerwear is a tad bit different in terms of the creative energy that Nishant Jhamb has tried to capture from his lens. What happens when the grease and grunge of a car garage meets sophistication for H&M Studio Womenswear AW17?

The outcome is “Lethal” – Merging a location as edgy as a car garage + soft silhouettes with feminine patterns  – leading to something as beautiful and fearless as this.

Have A Look! 


Part 3 – Coming Soon – Follow us on INSTAGRAM for more updates!!

Location Courtesy: Azad 4×4 – automotive solutions

Photography by NISHANT JHAMB


 

November 18, 2017 0 comment
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Inspired by the juxtaposition of  elegance with the industrial elements of the garage is what led to Grease & Glamour.

While H&M’s strong tailoring reflects the need of a modern women’s wardrobe, Nishant Jhamb’s  composition of the vehicles and post-production effects tie Fashion and Grunge together impeccably.The contrast here creates a nice tension with a sharp outerwear – versatile separates and statement accessories.


 

Part 2 – Coming Soon – Follow us on INSTAGRAM for more updates!!

Location Courtesy: Azad 4×4 – automotive solutions

Photography by NISHANT JHAMB


 

November 12, 2017 0 comment
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Day 1 at the fashion week is usually the most happening. That’s also the day we bunk office and strut our way through (considering day jobs don’t give us the liberty of attending all days) the festival venue. And we continued with the tradition for AIFWSS18.

A lot of you ask us as to what conspires at a fashion week besides the shows ofcourse! So here we give you a little round-up of what our Day 1 at Amazon Indian Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 looked like.

RockNShop was our sartorial saviour for the day and surely some heads did turn as we made our entry at the venue- NSIC Ground, Okhla, New Delhi. Can’t tell you how much we miss Pragati Maidan hosting the week 🙁 But such is life.

 

 

Meeting long lost friends from media, PR, brands,designers, models, etc is what we love doing the most (did someone say networking, sshhhh…). On top of the agenda is also finishing our collaboration work before we let our guards down!

Amanda sure loves her phone

Hobnobbing, attending pre/post show parties, checking out the lounges, designer stall in exhibit areas and yeah an energy shot is what we do next.

At the HONOR lounge

 

At the CIVIL HOUSE pop up

And ofcourse how can we miss attending the shows. Our favourite from Day 1 has to be Nida Mahmood.

NIDA MAHMOOD before her show

 

The poster boy MILIND SOMAN

Lastly, we do keep our eyes open for all the STREET STYLE inspiration.

Hope you liked our little #AIFW diary. Follow us on INSTAGRAM for more updates!!

Photography by NISHANT JHAMB

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November 3, 2017 0 comment
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I recently had the opportunity of visiting Pushkar in Rajasthan for a short getaway with HP Sprocket. Pushkar is famed for it’s ghats and temples & ofcourse the hippie vibe! The idea was to capture the myriad hues of the place with HP’s latest offering- a portable palm sized printer- SPROCKET.

 

 

While smartphones have revolutionized the way we take and store photographs, they mostly land up in our hard drives! The old -school charm of photo-albums has almost died. But with HP’s Sprocket, one can bring memories back to life and cherish them forever by printing them.


This pocket sizes printer directly prints from smartphones. You can even edit photos, apply filters, texts, and do so much more. Just download the mobile app and connect the devices seamlessly via bluetooth.

 

The best part, you don’t need an ink cartridge or a colour refill. ZINK technology let’s you print water-resistant and tear-resistant photos with a sticker back.

Let’s say hassle free printing just became a reality for the millenials!

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  • Price: Rs 8,999/- 
  • HP ZINK paper to be available for INR 539/- for a pack of 20 & INR 1249 for a pack of 50
October 16, 2017 0 comment
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The season of Diwali not only brings with it a wave of pujas and festivities but also stacks up your sartorial calendar with numerous cards parties. Obviously, there’s no better time to place your bets on the best of ethnic wear than in this leg of the party season. Given the Diwali celebrations have already begun, it’s time to prep your ethnic wear wardrobe to help you put your best foot forward with NICOBAR.

Here goes our FESTIVE EDIT.

Either embrace the six yard drape and work an embellished sari for the evening or Step into anarkalis in bright tones or if heavy duty is not your thing then opt for something fuss free and classy!

 


Adding a statement bag always helps.

 

Going with Nicobar‘s beautiful twirl-worthy tunics with a long jacket instead of a traditional dupatta is what we’ve opted for the festive season.

 

 


#FestiveFlair #Nicobar #AW2017 #NowInStores

 

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October 11, 2017 0 comment
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There is a nip in the air. We can smell festivity. The favourite time of the year is here. Dussehra, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, phew! That’s a lot of outfits 😉 Any thoughts on your FESTIVE attire?? Ofcourse if you haven’t already, we are here to give you some inspiration. So let’s start.

Our style is UNDERSTATED. Not many clashing things fighting for attention. Rather one statement piece. And that’s why we have created this look.

Emphasising on the VOLUME of the skirt, pairing it up with a BOLD colour top & a matching purse. Keeping it simple & classy.

 

 

 

 

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September 29, 2017 0 comment
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We, the MILLENNIALS, often spend hours scanning e-commerce websites trying to find that perfect dress, travel accessory or gift item . From one website to another, it seems like a never ending journey. Result- OVER ABUSED DATA PACKS!! Guess what, Style Coquettes has found a solution for you- Just Get NATTY.

#NattyDotIn or Natty’s as it is called popularly, is a curated marketplace for one-of-a kind products from best creative entrepreneurs in India. Brain-child of Natisha Saraf Saraogi, the focus of Natty.in is to challenge the traditional notions of design and put spotlight on emerging creative entrepreneurs. COOL, QUIRKY, CONTEMPORARY, HOMEGROWN INDIE brands is what you will find here. From unique home decor items to hipster stationery to apparel & accessories, the vibe of the brands here is a lot of fun. And that’s why it matches our sensibilities. We loathe anything boring and monotonous.

Icing on the cake, we recently got to experience the brand with a fun STAYCATION they did at ANDAZ, New Delhi. From a curated pop-up to personalisation & attention to detail, the staycation will surely go down as one of our favourites.

Sharing some of our most memorable pictures 🙂

 

Playing with some our favourite products from Natty’s. BTW they have some really cool home decor products and quirky frames.

P.S: Don’t miss the test tubes! (for unlimited supply of shots)

 

 

So all you shoppers there, get NATTY (or naughty)!!

 

 

September 16, 2017 0 comment
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This past month I was lucky to have been able to travel to the beautiful island of Bali with my friends.  Bali is one of those countries that is so different to your usual holiday destinations in Europe or within Asia.  I couldn’t help but be mesmerised with everything I saw.

We were a motley crew of  foodies, fashion junkies, adventurous, hyperactive, spiritual and chilled out people. Therefore I am about to give you a brief overview of the different destinations within Bali, so you can get a feel for what might interest you.

My Bali adventure, where to begin? The Bali experience is something that can’t be explained, it’s a cultural and spiritual journey that needs to be experienced in order to be understood. Bali is called “The Island of The Gods,” and appropriately so.

I was lucky enough to experience some of the most beautiful locations and resorts the island has to offer, beginning in Seminyak then into the rice paddy fields of Ubud , jimbaran and Uluwatu.

From swimming in crystal blue waters and infinity pools to shopping in the adorable boutiques, relaxing at the cool cafes and dining at world class restaurants. The thing we loved most about Bali is that it offers something for everyone!

S E M I N I Y A K

We started out our trip with Seminyak. Anyone who’s planning a trip to Bali should definitely visit Seminiyak – because if  you are someone who likes your holiday UP – BEAT then this is your place to be!

After an early morning flight from Singapore we arrived in seminiyak  groggy-eyed hence we made the most of the – in house Balinese massage experience at our hotel – Desamuda Village – A beautiful private villa with an exclusive pool and open kitchen and a beautiful open shower for us experience the scenic beauty and nature. 

After our leisure time at the villa we got ready and headed straight out to one of the most popular restaurants called Made’s Warung for dinner – which was literally a hopscotch away from our villa – I have to say we were extremely lucky to stay here, everything from here within Seminiyak was literally 5-10 mins away.

 

Our agenda in this part of Bali was all about feeling the vibe and letting our hair down by visiting all the beach clubs.

M.U.S.T.S

Jive – Le Favela | Ku De Ta | Potato Head | Motel Mexicola

Eat – Made’s Warung | Fat Gajah | Sisterfields | Corner House

Shop – Uluwatu (handmade lace outfits) | Bamboo Blonde | By the sea | Thaikila for swimwear


U B U D

We’ll be very honest we barely saw Ubud and we “Regret” not having enough time to explore.  Anyhow just to give you a bit of an insight; Ubud is in the centre of Bali, seen as the cultural heart of Bali. There are many tour buses with day trippers visiting Ubud every day, filling up the streets, the market, and temples. But Ubud seems able to adapt to it`s growing popularity and the crowds. Only a short stroll away from the main streets of Ubud, you can still find peace and serenity. There`s nothing like a walk through the green and lush rice fields to find your mental balance.

Ideal way to experience Ubud would be; to stay there for at least for 2 nights but since we were barely there for a day we just about managed to do the waterfall, Kopi Luwak, beautiful and cozy cafes along the market stretch and of course the Ubud Art Market.

Despite the tourist crowds, a visit to Ubud and it`s surroundings is still a real must when visiting Bali.

M.U.S.T.S

See – Tanah Lot Temple | Tegenungan Waterfall | Tegallalang Rice Terraces | Ubud Monkey Forest

Eat – Tukies Cafe for all things Coconut | Cafe Lotus

Shop – Ubud Art Market | Gianyar


U L U W A T U

Uluwatu is a paradise for surfers with the many world-class surfing spots like Suluban Beach, Padang-padang Beach, Balangan Beach and more. We have to say that Uluwatu certainly took our breath away with its panoramic cliff-top , sunset views and of course the beautiful cultural Kecak dance.

M.U.S.T.S

See – Uluwatu Temple | Kecak Fire dance | Padang Padang Beach

Surf & Chill – Sundays Beach Club | Single Fin 

I feel as though Bali is also a reminder of how beautiful and simple can life be; the locals are so lovely and cheerful that it would be hard to have a bad day in Bali.

Stay tuned as we have a lot more pictures coming your way from our crazy trip to Bali.


Have any of you had the pleasure of visiting Bali or another super tropical place?  Do let us know about your experiences and share your itinerary with us. 

Till then, lot’s of love from #VRASM2017

 

September 9, 2017 0 comment
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SHANTANU & NIKHIL – this designer duo has always had a lasting impact on us to say the least. From their classic cuts to their progressive designs and sharp eclectic elegance – their distinct style has always influenced the way people dress, and the way new designers approach their work.

The duo has helped shape the ever-evolving women’s wear landscape for the better part for more than a decade with their imaginative, boundary-design philosophies, sharp tailoring and classic silhouettes.

Coming to their latest fall/winter season collection “The Regiment” – it constructs a couture range brimming with androgyny by passing a strong message of Pride Togetherness and Discipline.

While watching the show I felt a certain sense of pride and I say that because my grandfather was in the Sikh Regiment which at one stage was  one of the highest decorated regiments in the British Empire. Hence when I saw the Sikh models walking down the Runway it gave me immense pride and joy watching it all come alive so beautifully.

The show was definitely a reflective of the paradigm shift in the fashion industry. Whether it may be paying homage to members of the armed forces or breaking the stereotype with Sikh models gracing the runway or promoting gender equality by using similar silhouettes for men and women. Shantanu & Nikhil succeeded in creating an impactful seasonal lineup hitting everything from Military inspired design elements with Swarovski crystals to contemporary cuts and feminine silhouettes.

They managed to to weave their magic with an Autumn Winter collection that was so strong yet so inspiring.

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Amanda

August 9, 2017 0 comment
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