July 2012 archive

Québec City & Château : Cropped french jacket & Wide leg pant

Have you ever seen a dream ?
Needless to ask, as everyone of us had one or another dream. I really want to confess something, I am a total dreamer and throughout my life I believed on Cinderella’s love story.  I dream of a city full of beauty, simplicity and love in it and to everyone’s surprise I am fallen in love with Québec. I was there for 2 nights and look I am still there..sigh !!

Someone has rightly saidQuébec does not have opinions, but only sentiments.

Hilly roads, french panorama, fine dining, culture heritage, old buildings, Chateau Frontenac Fairmont, rue Saint-Jean & romance is all, I can find in Québec. It was one of the most stress-free trip for me and now I am totally rejuvenated. Trip started with me & Dips strolling around in Québec city with wonderful bus tour and I ended my trip with Cruise & fireworks. Needless to mention, these beautiful memories are going to be staying in my heart for ever.  We had a chance to click some of the beautiful views of Québec but below are few of my favorite ones. Hope you enjoy them.

Outfit
High waist french cropped jacket – Forever 21
Wide leg pants – Reitman (buy here)
Accessories – Suzyshier
Earring – Courtesy Anjolee

Passage to India Look 3 : Chiffon saree & Teez festival

Hi everyone,

Wish you all a lovely  Happy Hartalika Teez – a day which most of the Indian women celebrate for prosperity and healthy life for her husband. I couldn’t find any better occasion than today to present another Indian look from my passage to India series. I am very fond of Saree and love wearing it on Indian festivals. It is very simple yet beautiful form of dressing. You can find thousands of variety of Saree in multiple textures, but I guess silk & chiffon are most popular. This is gifted Saree from one of my relative and I really like it’s color. Hope you enjoy the shots.

Outfit

Saree – Gifted Indian shop
Jewellery – Sia

I wish lots of happiness and prosperity in each of your life.
May your wishes come true and you get great husband like our lord Shiva.

Women in India : Are we not safe on our home streets ?

 

Women in India are no more safe. Few weeks back, I have received a link from one of my friends which detailed ‘Guhawati Molestation Case’. Some mob of 30 people on a busy street outside a pub in Guwahati molested a 20 year old girl. After reading this, I was shocked and couldn’t imagine how awful it must have been for that girl.

Such cases in India are no more an uncommon thing, but it is getting worse day by day. I read in newspaper few months back, Gurgaon administration passed an order that information regarding women employees working after 8pm should be sent in advance to the labour department. I feel that administration has totally lost their control and trust over police while making such a statement. What message  is going to be conveyed to the rest of the world? Are they pointing out that we are not safe in our own country? Of course, then it won’t be wrong when foreigners visit India, they do not trust any Indian for their safety. After travelling few of the major countries, I have realised a big difference – I have felt more safe roaming alone in abroad streets than Indian street.

Is there no safe place for girls in our rising India or what our tourism officials call “Incredible India”? On one side we are fighting against female foeticide, and on the other side there are cases of molestation on streets.

I was shocked by chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW) Mamata Sharma’s statement on telling women ‘How to dress’ despite of being a woman herself. I am sure she was never taught the fact to -‘ Respect every one without any Discrimination.’

Here’s her statement on NDTV –

“Women’s fashion, lifestyle and conduct should be in accordance with Indian culture…women should not wear clothes which provoke others (to misbehave with them),” Madhya Pradesh industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said in Indore on Friday.”Women should dress in such a way that they invoke respect in others. However, unfortunately women are dressing provocatively, which is leading to deviation in society,” he said, referring to the incident.

After reading this, I could only doubt their sanity level. Does she mean to say, that we are living among animals and we should avoid falling prey to them by not following fashion and living a life framed by other people. I think this can only happen in India as in rest of the world, girls can chose their own living-style rather then compromising to save themselves.

According to the latest statistics released by the Delhi Police, a woman is raped every 18 hours or molested every 14 hours in the capital of India. As a woman, when I lived in Delhi alone for a period of time, I was really afraid to walk on roads alone and just kept praying God to be with me always. In today’s world, when women  go out of their homes to live their dream and earn money, safety is the key point. But why is it so difficult for Indian Police Department to understand that.  Why we don’t have strong law and order. Why rapist are not hanged or shot dead? Why they get bail-out? Why police don’t set an example by treating them harshly so that from next time onwards people have fear to do such shameful act?

TOI quoted – Out of 213,585 reported cases of crimes against women in 2010 — as per data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) — sexual assault (molestation and rape together) amounted to 62,800 cases, second only after cruelty by husband and relatives (94,000 cases). In 2006, the total reported cases of crimes against women were 164,765. Crime against women in India is constantly rising.

We have no simple or straight solution for this, but yes we can decrease such activity by working together.

  • Dear Indian government, please pass strong laws against such criminal activities rather then focussing on women’s fashion style.
  • Dear Indian police deptt., please catch those criminals rather then finding excuses to defend the culprits.
  • Dear Indian people, please support victim with love and concern.
  • Dear girls, please learn few tricks to defend yourself to some extent e.g. Carry pepper spray in your bag.
  • Dear girls, always let your family/friends know about your whereabouts.
  • Dear girls, please walk/travel in company as much as possible.
  • Dear girls, please save and dial 100 on sensing danger.
  • Dear girls, please project strong image outside rather thendisplaying your weekness .
  • Dear media, we would be more than happy if u support the victim rather then patiently clicking pictures of the victim on the site to show in your headlines.

It is our joint responsibilty as a citizen of India to have strong law & order in place and help decrease such activity from our society. Hope we can revive our faith and trust back on Indian Law & Order. I wish everyone a safe and great future ahead.

Anjolee Jewellery Review : Diamond studs & Formal wear

Every girl has a dream of that perfect designed piece of diamond jewellery in their closet. Needless to say, diamonds are girl’s best friend and I am not an exception. I am very particular about buying jewellery from outside. I give lot of weight to authenticity of the brand from whom I am purchasing my rare pieces of jewellery. At times, I wish to customize my jewellery, but in this world of online shopping, you just fail to find this feature of customization. Finally, I found Anjolee where you can customize your jewellery as per your need.

I prefer wearing simple diamond studs for my regular office days. They look simple, elegant and beautiful. Here’s my take on beautiful Timeless Diamond Studs for one fine office day.

Anjolee are one of the best manufacture of jewellery since 1977.

After doing complete research and scrolling through their product list, I chose Timeless Diamond Studs for product review (but in silver and CZs, since diamonds are too costly for review purpose).

Click on image to find more details –

In their site, you can actually see wonderful 3D-view (360 degrees rotation) of the product and customize for metal type, carat weight & diamond quality. I really liked the design of the jewellery they have sent for review and it gives me a great level of comfort in quoting that they are very particular about the quality of their products. So if you are planning to buy Diamond Earrings, check more designs at Anjolee and customize as per your budget and choice. Don’t forget to  hear the audio comment available for all pieces of jewellery.
I simply loved styling this beautiful designed diamond studs with my formal outfit.

I was highly impressed by their beautiful packaging in leather box. I really like the design of studs and am sure real diamonds will certainly add lot of beauty to it.

Anniversary rings keeps so much importance for women and it has many dreams attached to it, which last for lifetime. Everyone wants to invest in one of the best designed ring within their budget.  When it comes to making most important purchases of life like engagement rings  then don’t take chance, but choose the best. They come in various metal-type & I personally like platinum, but due to high cost most of the time I prefer customizing it with white gold which gives similar look at much low budget.

I would really recommend you all to visit their site, and if you like their jewelry, use coupon code: MP591 for an extra 5% off all orders.

Feel free to ask any questions or doubts you have in your mind for the product.

Outfit
Earring – Coutesy Anjolee
Skirt – Reitman
Shirt – H&M Formal wear
Bracelet – Suzishier
Shade – Rayban

**Please note this earring is provided to me by Anjolee – The art of Jewellery but all reviews are my sole judgement after reviewing the sample product**

Elegant Retro Street Style : Roll-up sleeves & Oasap handbag

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Recently, I started doing lot of online shopping and I was introduced to one of the major online shopping store known as Oasap High-Street Fashion. They have an excellent collection of women’s apparel, bags, shoes, jewellery, accessories, etc with worldwide free shipping. It’s not even a year of their establishment and they are among the top of the list. I love almost all products by them. This time I have styled this beautiful red Elegant Retro Celebrity Handbag courtesy Oasap.com.

Top features :

  • Available in three colors Khakhi, Orange & Red.
  • Beautiful retro style look.
  • Lot of inner space to keep basic make-up kit, wallet, snacks etc.
  • Wide strap fastening to the top with stud detail and long detachable shoulder strap.
  • Fold over flap.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Ultimate fast shipping services.

Want to know more about it ? Click in any of the below pictures to find more details and policies.

Outfits
Jeans – Diva (old used here)
Pull up sleeves shirt – Mendocino
Handbag – Courtesy OASAP
Sunglass – Rayban Aviator

Marie Saint Pierre & Knit mesh dress : Flutter sleeves & Asymmetrical ruffle

Hi everyone

I am very excited to showcase this wonderful dress by Marie Saint Pierre from Reitman collection. She is an award-winning designer from Montreal. I always admired her design and her use of vibrant colours and silky fabric. This dress was part of her Spring 2012 collection and is a great designer piece. I wish her very best for her further collections.
Most beautiful thing I found in this dress is it’s flutter silky sleeves and ruffles between dress. It is absolutely perfect for evening party. I added little more feminine touch by highlighting waist  with help of red sleek belt and red pumps. I wore golden accessories to add shine to this unique dress.

Outfits
Dress – Marie Saint Pierre for Reitmans collection
Golden earrings – Thanks to Priya(gifted)
Belt – Local shop
Red Pumps – Winners

Hope you all like it.