Because hair colour is the new makeup ft.Matrix II

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Matrix has taken a remarkable step in making the life of a Bride To Be easy, yet colorfully beautiful. Yes, it’s true!

This all started quite a few months back, when I attended the Matrix #DestinationBrides event. It was by far one of the most interesting events I have attended, especially after I started planning my wedding. Planning a wedding is a Herculean task, as there is so much to it. Then imagine a destination wedding where every little detail has to be taken care of well in advance: right from your wedding aesthetics, to your look for the big day! After attending this event, I realised that much like your makeup and trousseau, hair color is an essential part of your look.

If you have been following me on any of my social media handles, you must know that I was recently invited for an experiential with Matrix and must be eager to know more about it! I will start with a disclaimer that whatever I write here is in no way influenced by any brand inviting me to experience their service.

With my personal experience as a Bride-to-be and my wedding hardly a month away from now, I can totally share all the emotions going through me every single day. Emphasis is laid on my appearance -my skin, my hair and much more. I am taking measures to take proper care and guidance in each area. However, like every to Bride-to-be, I have a lot of questions and also a little distress if I plan on changing my entire look. Now picture your life made easy by an expert doing all the work professionally for you. That’s exactly what Matrix invited me to experience.

I was invited to their technical centre where I learnt how hair color can complement my entire look and complete it. They took me through everything that should be considered while coloring your hair – skin tone, face cut and the look you’re planning to wear on that special day.

Coloring your hair can be tricky, especially before your big day, as you don’t want anything to go awry at that point (pangs!!!). But the team of Matrix hair experts was really earnest and proficient in their work. The professional assistance has helped me understand a lot about my own hair and the world of possibilities opening up with the right hair color.

I was introduced to the three unique looks curated by Matrix experts. Their collection comprises of hairstylist-crafted, on-trend looks inspired by beautiful wedding destinations and the brides that bring them alive. Their collection marries color palettes and looks to complement the bridal destinations, from the classic Modern Maharani bride for those regal palaces, the Boho Beach bride for the perfect beach wedding and the Ethereal Garden bride for the charming garden setting. They have something for every bride!

After consultation with the experts, I chose the Ethereal Garden Bride! It’s a lovely look that blends highlights with my dark brown hair, giving my hair a statement, with each strand complimenting the look. It uses Matrix SoColor shades 6.62, 4.62 and SoRed 6VR.

After choosing the look, it was time to relax for me and let the experts work their magic on my hair. A relaxing hair wash later, the beautiful hair color was there for everyone to admire! Not only did it suit the natural color of my hair and skin tone, it also accentuated my face in all the right places. I felt like I was glowing!

Then to complete the Ethereal Garden Bride look, my hair was styled into a messy bun to really bring alive the color in my hair. The pictures speak for themselves!

Last but not the least, it’s equally important to take care of your hair color after it is done. If you decide to get a hair color service, do not forget to use Biolage Colorlast Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain the vibrancy of the color and that fresh-out-of-salon look!

The team took personal effort in explaining to me how these looks have been curated keeping in mind various factors and by various industry professionals. They detailed out how ‘The Ethereal Garden Bride’ hair colour will suit my face-cut, complexion, and the destination I have chosen for my wedding. Now I fully understand that hair colour is the new makeup and can make a massive difference in your appearance, specially on your big day.

Therefore, here’s a massive prompt to all the Brides-To-Be, head over to the nearest Matrix Salon and choose the perfect look! You can also follow Matrix facebook page and website and get your hands on their latest hair color and collections.

Matrix Hair Expert (aka magician): Faiyaz Sheikh

 www.matrixprofessional.in

Love thyself,

 
Sincerely, Su!
In Association with : Matrix 
Photo Courtesy: Ryan D’souza & Khushi Daksha

Wear It Right – Ft. Reliance Footprint

Wearing: INC.5 Gold Sandals from Reliance Footwear.

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So have you checked out my new shoes?

I bought these sexy gold heels from Reliance footprint!!! These INC.5 Gold sandals are so versatile that I can pair them with any cute day dresses, formal wear and ethnic wear. The medium sized heels give it an edge by increasing the height yet being O’so comfortable. This footwear has a sheet sole which facilitates easy movement.Where there are so many more options available on Reliance footprint360, I have made my choice to go bold in gold and yet have a versatile option for various occasions (Buy them here: http://bit.ly/RFPInc5).

Now like ‘me’ are you also trying to find a good online website where you can get most of your footwear needs met? Along with good options, no risk and good service? Various brands under one roof? Size guide? Quality assurance? COD? So many more doubts when you got to shop online.

World of virtual shopping is only getting better by the day in India. However, I have forever been in search of something that is easy, hassle free and can get me as many different affordable footwear brands all under one platform.

Well, last week, while doing my regular browsing on various new fashion updates and online shopping, I tumbled on Reliance footprint website. This site is a carefully curated collection of all the latest styles for the entire family. Like most of the good websites nowadays, this has free shipping, easy returns, cash on delivery and also pick up from the store option (200 stores across India). These options definitely make online shopping a lot more easy, convenient and hassle-free. A must shop from website for all your party wear to sports wear needs, from everyday slip-ons to formal wear, ethnic and casual, indoor and outdoor, they have best in trend to offer for all age groups.

Along side, they run various up market brands like Catwalk, Clarks, Crocs, Asics, Inc.5, Nike, Puma, Rocia, Woodland, Skechers and many many more. They have a 360 degree experience as their collection ranges from high fashion labels to affordable footwear for men, women and kids. These many ‘all in one’ features is what makes it so much more better.

“I have had a great experience in shopping online from bit.ly/fp360 ”

Life is short, buy them shoes!

Love thyself,
 
Sincerely, Su!
Photo Courtesy: aD’s Picsography!

A True Story Bride ft. Narayan Jewellers III

Wearing: Gold & vilandi choker with accents of pearls & emeralds, long detailed necklace with strings of pearls & squared gold statement pendant, maang tikka, detailed gold & jadau bangles, statement vilandi rings and a gold & pearl string nose ring; from Narayan Jewellers. 

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And the adventure begins!!!

The D-Day, the day when the Bride To Be is nervous, yet in love; she is holding on to so many small details, yet hoping to create magic. Yes the D- Day when all of it is just going to be worth it and beyond. She wants to enjoy the little things, and also hope that many more good things come to her in abundance. Along with so much excitement, she is also holding up to her outfit and more importantly her jewellery..

Well, an indian bride for sure knows that her wardrobe is incomplete without those jewellery pieces that make her feel so special. Specially on her big day, where she is wearing the most exquisite pieces to create that magic.

I would say, select them with keenness to detail as they are a part of your most expensive legacy and memory. Totally layer up them jewels, so that they can be worn many-a-times than just once. That leads me to the most talked and adapted trend this season ‘The Choker Fad’. 90’s did you say? Ha well, they have been lurking since forever, but somewhere we knew that their being in the style spot was always inevitable. The best part is, you can go single or style them up with absolutely anything, or any attire.

Why drop this trend on the D Day ? Narayan Jewellers helped me skilfully pick some stylish, yet so elegant pieces for my D-Day. Specially a gorgeous gold & vilandi choker with accents of pearls & emeralds like this! Its a total YAY with a long necklace like this one, which gives it an opulent look. The necklace having a square, intricately constructed pendant in gold pieces with vilandi strung with strands of pearls makes it stand out inspite of all the layers. Wearing two different necklaces together is extremely popular and sensible as it gives an opportunity to wear those pieces separately later in any desired manner. So hey, that adds up to a lot of evenings that embark your presence.

A maang tikka to highlight your gorgeous forehead, stack of vilandi, jadau & gold bangles for your beautiful hands, statement vilandi rings to adorn your fingers, and a nose ring with a string of pearls that slides by your cheek completing your look; are a must wear for the special lady of the evening. These pieces are carefully crafted to perfection with enamelled paintings even on the inside (a very intricate detail that will not be observed by everyone, only for the eyes of the wearer to fulfil the desire to feel nothing less than a queen). These jewels, promise of a lifetime, chosen carefully by your family & you, lovingly handcrafted for you by the most sought after designers of the time – Narayan Jewellers; to celebrate your big day!

As they say life is a beautiful ride, but it can be made more beautiful with lots and lots of love and some gorgeous jewels…;) Get your mojo on and pick some fascinating pieces from none other that Narayan Jewellers.

Love thyself,
 
Sincerely, Su!
In Association with Narayan Jewellers!
MUAH Courtesy: Mystique By Ravina.
Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.

A True Story ft. Narayan Jewellers II

Wearing: Signature Gold & Pearl Textured Set by Narayan Jewellers.

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A True Story is continuing in our subsequent phase, just like the different phases a Bride has to go through during her marriage. Yes, I am talking about the various rituals and functions an Indian wedding is made of. As we know all weddings are fully carved with enthusiasm, celebrations, love and blessings, Indian weddings to get a little tricky as they are also imprinted with lots and lots of accessories, chic & swish outfits and the BIG J of jewellery!

So the crucial question is what to wear? Specially what jewellery to wear, it being the most expensive of the lot. Well, if you haven’t decided yet, you need not to worry as we are taking you through a Bride To Be’s journey of jewels.

From so many elegant, classy, BIG and stylish options available from Narayan Jewellers, I have picked a Signature Gold & Pearl Textured Set to embrace my look here. This set is an integration of gold & pearls in a unique way. Grasp at the beauty of the textured gold in this set, which comes with jadau attachments with profound khakho pearls. This beauty is inspired from geometry, where bold shapes meet floral details. Just like how we have the different aspects of the two souls woven in together.

It is paired with whopping gorgeous earrings, which can be worn as a statement piece independently with many other looks later also. From where I see, Narayan Jewellers have mastered the art of taking traditional techniques and using them unconventionally, which results into one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.

So finishing word is, to ease you into this wedding season, we have curated this look to make you fashionable right and beautiful with some exclusive pieces available only at Narayan Jewellers. So Brides, the wait is over, get your jewels spot-on!

Love thyself,
 
Sincerely, Su!
In Association with Narayan Jewellers!
MUAH Courtesy: Mystique By Ravina.
Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.

 

Being Effortlessly Fashionable is SEXY!

Wearing: Denim Kiss Shirt from Fancy Pants, Corset heels Espirit, Uk.

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IMG_1033There is something about fashion that has always been said, or rather dictated. But this sartorial connect comes to us with experience, with our love for fashion, and with the need to stand out, even after being effortlessly comfortable in our outfit. But was that really possible without adding that glam co?

Yes!! Right from the 90’s till date and may be this fad will continue forever. The love for men’s clothes! Ladies, we do steal “men’s shirts”, don’t we? (Eye rolls)

So what?

Right from Tomboyish moments, to the real girl trend of boyfriend jeans and boyfriend blazers, we were hooked and how. It only gave us the liberating feeling. Isn’t being relaxed, effortlessly dressed and being told how sexy we look; a great feeling???

 This is what over-sized shirts do to me.

The best part is, how much ever we are hooked on to over sized shirts, we need no man for this inclination now! We can rather opt for these in stores now.

I am wearing ‘Denim Kiss’ over sized shirt from Fancy Pants on my plain white basics to bring in my summers with a twist! This shirt is easy, comfy, and sexy and over sized that I want to wear it on so many pieces. I have paired it with a basic bow belt and Corset heels.

As long as its not toooo over sized, its perfect to bring in my summers. The trick (I believe) is to cut down its boxiness, which is why I am giving my bust line a well-defined contour by adding in a casual belt.

 Meanwhile, life was happening, and this shirt gave me the perfect morning ensemble. We went to this newly opened place in town – GrandMama’s Café (Lower Parel)!! Beautiful, Beautiful and Really Beautiful are the first few words for this marvel place. I am not unveiling the details yet, they are all coming out with pictures and an honest review in my next article. So stay tuned in for more on ‘GrandMams’s Café’..

Thank you Fancy Pants for this western style Denim Kiss Oversize, I am loving it!

Love thyself,
 
Sincerely, Su!
Photo Courtesy: Upasana Rungta.
Place Courtesy: Grand Mama’s Cafe, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Yes! Classy is the Original Black!

WEARING: H&M Black pencil Skirt, 6 different ways!

Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with my bow-tie Forever 21 polka dots blouse, Dune pointed toe heels.

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Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with plunge neck black crop top and knotted pastel colour pump shirt, Dune pointed toe heels.

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Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with deep V-neck crop top and Auhna creations layered gold statement necklace, Dune pointed toe heels.

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Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with plunge neck black crop top and Quirk Box Grey Minion Vest, Dune pointed toe heels.

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Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with plain white knot-up t-shirt, Zara brown belt and Zara brown withered pumps and Quirk Box Minion Clutch, Cupcakes and Closet Reflectors.

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Wearing: H & M Black Pencil Skirt with Fancy Pants Rose gold shimmer sequined top, Koov’s earrings, Dune pointed toe heels.

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A Black Pencil Skirt! One of the timeless possessions a woman can own.

Yes, if you want to instantly sculpt your waist, look slimmer, enhance those curves and look well groomed, stock up your staple with a coveted Pencil Skirt.

Over the years, we have seen many trends and then we have also seen timeless styles. But no matter what when and how, the later will always have my heart. A pencil skirt is a perfect piece every woman should own as a wardrobe essential for that touch of elegance, sophistication and glam. Pencil skirts can be worn day and night, from casual to formal, and even parties.

This age-old style or rather ‘timeless’ trend has been there forever and is worn effortlessly by women of all body types. It might have started as an office ‘must-have’, but this enduring sheath really hasn’t limited itself to 9 to 5. Don’t believe me? Watch as I put this basic apparel to test and style it out in 6 different ways- from work wear to quirky fashion events to casual day wear with my girlies and to date-nights and to late-nights. Trust me, you will be covered everyday of this week.

However, before I carve my looks, I would like to highlight a few key pointers for wearing it well and multiplying your wardrobe with a single PENCIL SKIRT.

♥ Boost your finest features: If your bottom part is a concern, sticking to a solid colour pencil skirt is your best bet, especially black. Color your top with bold patterns, texture, mixing it up to build that illusion of curves.

♥ Dare to wear: Be adventurous, be bold and style new permutations. Mixed colours, crop-tops and folded / knotted shirts. This is a great way to show a little skin with that high wasted cover. And a high wasted pencil skirt is always flattering as it creates an impression of long legs, making you sexier.

♥ Take it easy: The look and feel of your pencil skirt should be smooth and easy. Especially when standing up, as bumps will show it is too tight. In that case, up your size and make it worth the stare.

♥ Slim it down: Good fit is important. Solids are important. Length is important. Also, Colour blocking is awesome with a pencil skirt to express your attitude. However, make sure that the darker shade is applied on the areas of your body which you are looking to slim down.

♥ Wear it in the Day: Wearing a basic colour pencil skirt (solid) can help you in any setting, whether a casual day, everyday meetings and even those last minute happy hours. Make sure you tuck your blouse / top in to emphasise your waist and define your outfit.

You will be amazed to see how easy, basic and wearable this Black Pencil Skirt is in various styles.

♥ Look 1: This bow-tie and pencil skirt was perfect for my daily official meetings and is easy to carry from 9 to 5. It gives me the verve to be sleek and chic, even at work.

♥ Look 2: This look was styled to make my pastel colour pump shirt look sensual, yet crisp for that formal and informal kinda day. Yes, it suited all off them.

♥ Look 3: I wore this for my girl’s night out! Big, Bold, Beautiful and SEXY! I must say, it got me the right attention and woo. There was black and white and gold and red and statement; perfect ingredients for my night out.

♥ Look 4: I wore this day to night for a fashion event and an evening out with my girls, making it fun and flirty and quirky.

♥ Look 5: This was positioned for a casual day look. I wanted that effortless basic and chic look for my daily wear. However pumping some colour with favourite Quirk Box staple clutch, really made it appeal well.

♥ Look 6: A gold glittery glam night out is something I live for and crave for. This look helped me satiate my hunger for that perfect spicy club night. Party On!

In the end, it just doesn’t get better than this! Its effortlessly classy and elegant, its feminine, so modern yet timeless, its sexy and my favourite; so much that its intoxicating! So get the look and get classy! I mean, toxic!!!

Love thyself,
Sincerely, Su!
Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.
Place Courtesy: Di Bella, Mumbai.

Fringe Factor Fervor !!

WEARING: Zara fringe tank top, Zara denim shorts, Zara denim jacket, MAC Makeup, Corset heels Espirit, Uk.

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I always like to plan my look in and around something prominent. But thinking about our day-to-day looks, we are all jammed in the same stock of attire: pants / skirts, tops / shirts, heels / flats, jackets and more. Accessorizing with baubles and a scarf or bags can add extra fashion potential, but all this has been done and is always done. This is what I always keep crunching my mind on every time I have to dress up and go out, even though if it’s just a simple and basic look. I am always on the run to add more or make it less for it to be more kinda technique.

We have been introduced to so many new trends day after day, year after year, and some of them just keep recurring and refuse to perish (thank god)! Such is also the case with the most pervasive fad – Fringe (and of course my oh so fav – crop tops too)!

Yes, Fringe can be the tricky one to pull off, but it works truly well on jackets, skirts, dresses, also on accessories like bags and shoes. I tried various combinations and it worked really well, needless to say I fell in love with its fresh, yet edgy flair. So now, I wanted to push the quotient a bit more and wear it almost everywhere. Also, it is soft and feminine which gives everything a lil bohemian edge that is ever-so-sought-after inspiration. So how?

Can I shake my basic look a bit more?

Can I have something more fascinating flowing in everyday?

Can I have the cake and eat it too?

Then, who run the world, girls? We! We can absolutely do anything and everything we put our mind and heart to. That is – no news. So I clubbed it all to my run-of-the-mill basic look. Wore my fav Zara denim shorts, with a straightforward and simple fringe blue tank top (Zara again, thank you). Honestly, felt like tassels dancing around my body (and nobody is watching). Definitely a keeper! Also, it gave my everyday look an incredibly-cool-glamorous touch.

The bohemian element inspired me to wear my corset heels (booties) to complete the look. So, jump start your ABCs collection and don’t pass up this retro stimulated look.

In the end, what do you think about this fashion repeating itself? Fringe – Yes or No? Lets talk more…

 

Love thyself,

Sincerely, Su!

Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.