Monday, 21 July 2014

How to wear crop top

Five ways to sport a crop top

After Palazzo pants the one thing that has caught our eye and fancy is well on its way to become a must have wardrobe piece, the Crop top. Available in myriad hues and shapes and fabrication, the crop top is what we are loving at the moment.

Given that Indian women, no matter how traditional have been so comfortable baring their midriff with our saree-blouse silhouette that a crop top seems an apt modern update that fits right in...don't you think?

From the crop-top-chic-style-divas featured here earlier we've put together a simple guide for go ahead choose your style....and rock the crop top you must!

Shelly gives us an indigo chic look with her sequined chess-board crop top. its perfect for a day-out shopping or walking around the museum districts or whatever you do to entertain yourself..., Shelly Sarkar, How to wear a crop top
Shelly Sarkar

Nayaab gives us a more dressy version with her window-pane checkered shorts and an open jacket. Go with this look for a more semi-formal occasion, where you want to be dressed up yet casual, apt for a day event., Nayaab Randhawa, How to wear a crop top
Nayaab Randhawa

Chandni's version with her bandeau top is quite out there.....bold, girl gone wild, beautiful look. She mixes sports, traveler, retro influences with ease to own her look like no other.., Chandni Sareen, How to wear a crop top
Chandni Sareen

Nishka and please-tell-me-who-this-gorgeous-lass-is give us a very e formal elegant look with their constructed woven crop tops paired with a long pencil skirt. This solid, complementary colored top-skirt combo is so refreshingly clean and tailored, we totally dig..., Nishka Lulla How to Wear a crop top
Nishka Lulla

The three-quarter sleeves work beautifully with the top cut to stay away from the body adding to its appeal. Trust me this is such a confident  look that I would take even to the board-room and make sure my presence is taken note of., How to Wear a crop top

Masoom, with her high neck sleeveless knit crop top shows us a Boho-chic relaxed resort look, color-block, yet another way to rock this look! The top gives her a canvas for her exquisite neck-piece. I think it elongates the appearance as well., Masoom Minawala How to Wear a crop top
Masoom Minawala

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Five days Five Looks one Pal - Summary Parfum Dellic

It was immense pleasure to spend time with and capture the various moods of Parfum Dellic. I realized what an instinctive designer and a great clothes horse he is. While summarizing his looks I was able to decode one styling mantra that he uses to a great advantage and so can you now.....and that is LAYERING!

Layering works equally well for both Him and Her; it just gives you that extra special feeling of being dressed-up when you want and the flexibility to dress-down at will. So always keep a layering piece in mind, it could be a jacket, a vest, a shrug or even a stole....whatever works for you, while putting your look together. Start doing that and your style quotient will improve and so would your self-esteem. Try it out and let me know if it works!

Meanwhile here's celebrating Parfum Dellic and his style!

Parfum Dellic

Monday, 14 July 2014

Five Days Five Looks One Pal - Parfum Dellic Day 5

Movie day out

Joggers for both men and women have been gaining massive popularity by each passing season. This piece of clothing usually associated with gym-wear or for just lounging about around the house has been formally accepted as a casual-wear staple. Its not the domain of the sports brands as nike and adidas anymore, almost every mainstream fashion retailer from Topman to Scotch n Soda to Zara has many versions up for grabs. Rightly so for a jogger is high on comfort and looks updated and modern, specially the slim fit one!, Pafum Dellic in Day 5 Look Full Look

Parfum Dellic

This meeting of sportswear and formal wear is giving rise to a whole new language in Fashion that we are digging at the moment. The rise and rise of the SPORTS LUXE look where best of sportswear elements are mixed with casual and formal pieces is also something we talked about at the beginning of the season in our post Upcoming Trends for men. The trend is definitely here to stay...., Pafum Dellic in Day 5 Look Full look

Parfum Dellic

You could combine the jogger (in a knit/woven/denims/leather) with a T, a vest, a shirt and even a formal jacket......that's how versatile this piece is. Over the weekend Parfum steps out for a movie in a pair of slim joggers in black with a poplin shirt and a washed denim trucker jacket with sleeves ripped off. A pair of plimsoll shoes in washed red completes his sit-back-n-enjoy-the-show look!, Pafum Dellic in Day 5 Look Cropped

Parfum Dellic

I love the simplicity of this look and the fact that it looks so comfortable and chic in the same breath. Parfum Dellic is my new him up if you like!, Pafum Dellic in Day 5 Look Cropped

Parfum Dellic

Jacket- Zara
Joggers- Zara
Shoes- ASOS

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Five days Five Looks One Pal- Parfum Dellic Day 4

A ride about town

There are a few things in life that are unquestionably cool like the look of an urban biker. The tough machismo at the same time oh-so-desirable image created by Marlon Brando and James Dean refuses to go from our memories. Out for a ride about town, Parfum showed up in this super cool biker jacket in beaten leather and I was suddenly reminded of those posters we all had in our rooms, I did., Parfum Dellic Day four Bike Ride

Parfum Dellic

Even though a biker jacket can be teamed up with almost anything today and made to work, for the traditional guy blue jean has always been the sartorial choice. We've seen this versatile and forever desirable piece being worn with tailored pants, over suits and even shorts., Parfum Dellic Day four Bike Ride

Parfum Dellic

Parfum wears his leather biker with this modern custom tailored pair of slim trousers in blue plaid. A plunge neck tank in a camouflage pattern, a dog-tag, heavy duty Timberland lace-up boots, aviators and his tattoos all adding to the Tough-guy style quotient., Parfum Dellic Day four Bike Ride

Parfum Dellic

Apart from the Rebellious symbolism, the biker jacket is a must-have wardrobe piece for the modern gent.  Make sure you INVEST in a great one, preferably in leather. I know its expensive but its one piece that will last you a lifetime and will never go out of style. Here's looking at you kid!, Parfum Dellic Day four Bike Ride

Parfum Dellic

Tank vest- Zara
Dog-tag- Jack and Jones
Hiking Boots- Timberland
Trousers- Custom

Monday, 7 July 2014

Five Days Five Looks One Pal - Parfum Dellic Day 3

EDM Music Fest

Fashion and music blend in a seamless bond, often the best music is heard on the runways during the shows, but this bond really comes alive during the many festivals. India my not have many music festivals yet but sure has a thriving music scene. The weekend of 4th of July Parfum Dellic gets out to the outskirts for a EDM music fest that promises him and his friends unabashed fun time of grooving to the spinning turntables!, Parfum Dellic Day 3 Full Look

Pafum Dellic
 Parfum wears this custom tank in black that allows for maximum freedom of movement with this pair of camouflage printed shorts. A pair of very interesting Cosmos printed socks and red plimsoll shoes, a camo printed pea-cap and a very groovy pair of red rimmed glares to block out the sun at this sundowner complete his Fest look., Parfum Dellic Day 3 Full Look

Pafum Dellic, Parfum Dellic Day 3 Close up

Pafum Dellic

A great lover of music that brings people together in peace, love and happiness, he says, 'I love music that's not competition but collaborations and not to argue who's better but just pure fun and happiness, he loves Afrojack, Nicky Romero both Dutch Djs, the Greek-Belgian duo Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike, Nervo, Dyro and the Swedish Dj Avicii., Parfum Dellic Day 3 Full Look

Pafum Dellic

Vest - Custom
Shorts- Topman
Socks- Forever 21
Plimsolls- ASOS
Cap- Forever 21
Shades - Concert Stall

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Five days Five Looks One Pal - Parfum Dellic - Day 2

Sunday brunch

Last Sunday when rains were still eluding us and it was bright and sunny Parfum Dellic has to go to a Sunday brunch with friends. Given that it was a Mediterranean fare Dellic decided to go for this hot summer trend of White-on-White. A trend that for the adventurous kind has been white washing the ramps from Armani to Jil Sander and Dolce & Gabbana., Parfum Dellic close up

Dellic wears this customized pair of white skinnies with printed upturned hem and a white-T with a feline chest print and a dog-tag err cat-tag around his neck. He throws on this very interesting jacket that Dellic got custom tailored with a off-white and black distorted stripes. The shoes are buffed and burnt to desired perfection and the only pop of color is the button and the laces on the shoes., Parfum Dellic Full Look

There are a few pointers however while going for this eye-catching White-on-White summer trend:

  • Keep our main ensemble the same shade of white. Don not try mixing shades of white which might not bring out the look.
  • A head-to-toe all-white is a bold outfit choice and also spells danger of spills and stains. Offset your outfit by Neutrals, a jacket and shoes in this case. Avoid brights!
  • White adds bulk, as long as you are skinny like my pal here you are perfect for this trend. However if you are on the bulkier side stay away from this trend., Parfum Dellic close up, Parfum Dellic close up

Jacket - Custom
Tee- Forever 21
Jeans-  Custom
Shoes- Zara + Custom
Shades Jack and Jones

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five days Five Looks One Pal - Parfum Dellic Day 1

Introducing Parfum Dellic for my five days five looks one pal series. Parfum was fun shoot with; effervescent, energetic and enthusiastic. 

Ready to walk in style for a meeting at work Parfum pairs his black check tee with green cast denims; he brings in sophistication and formal tone with a textured custom jacket. A pair of brogues to match the denims; leather bag and tousled hair to finish his Savvy sartorial work wear.

Work wear recently has started being more about being a personal style statement rather than a crisp suit and tie affair and we are digging Parfum's ultimate style statement.

Parfum Dellic is fashion designer by profession; the name is inspired by his love for perfumes., Parfum in his work meeting look

Parfum Dellic, Parfum in his work meeting look, cropped look

Parfum Dellic, Parfum in his work meeting full look

Parfum Dellic, Parfum in his work meeting look, Cropped

Parfum Dellic

Plaid tee- Zara
necklace- Aldo
Belt- ASOS
bag- Hidesign
shoes- ASOS
Shades- Jack and Jones

Monday, 23 June 2014

Street Style Diaries - Nayaab Randhawa

Minimal look for maximum impact

Is it just being on trend makes someone stand out or is it the person wearing it? A great conversation starter or an incessant question mark? People create trends, period! And we have proof.

Nayaab shows us how to do a minimal look for maximum impact. The unexpected pairing of windowpane print shorts teamed up with crop top sans accessories hits a home run. Adding more surprise elements are the leopard print loafers and an oh so on trend colour Orange cross body bag. We love the fact that she chose different hues, patterns and brought them all together with a black casual jacket.

A rare combination of edgy and elegant, Nayaab you scored a big goal err.. round of applause.(World cup fever anyone??), Nayaab Randhawa Full Look

Nayaab Randhawa, Nayaab Randhawa  in Crop Top and Shorts

Nayaab Randhawa, Nayaab Randhawa close up portrait

Nayaab Randhawa is a stylist.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Caught my eye- Soso

Soso On the Street 

The one great thing about blogging street style is discovering people with an individual sense of style, capturing them and soak in a bit of their shining personalities. Sometimes its just not clothes; its their aura and personality that draws us to them. Meet Soso, a brave girl walking back from work,(she tends the bar at The Veda at Palladium) with the coolest hair do I have seen in a while on Women; alone at almost midnight. Couldn't help stopping her; she graciously smiled, posed after a hard day's work. Kudos to you Soso. Girl power!1

P.S- Love the ear piercings and strong eyeliner., Soso -her black kohled eye

Soso, Side profile, the interesting ear piercing

Soso, The red tinted hair

Soso, Side profile