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The vintage era is my favorite era of fashion. Whenever I think of vintage, I think of all things glam and retro. Pin curls and bouffant, immaculate red lips and colorful clothes: Vintage era is and will be the most glamorous era in the history. Icons like Madonna and Cher ruled the roost; their fashion statement is talked about even today. And not only fashion, this era inspires me in every other way. The casual, happy-go-lucky vibes captured in the grainy vignette photographs intrigues me of the time we all want to replicate. The regal yet cheerful people bolstered by a booming economy, with their innocent love stories and romance melts my heart. And who can forget the entertainment industry? It was probably at its best! Call me old-fashioned, but I enjoy every aspect of the vintage world.

When it comes to vintage, the fashion was a defining element of the era. I interpret retro more than a sweeping generalization of bright colors, polka dots and bell bottoms. For me it is fitted, chic yet cheerful clothing representing the empowered women of that era. Marrying femininity with ease, I wanted to create a look which blends well with this era while giving some vintage chic vibes. Hence I chose this check black-and-white pencil skirt. Patterns were huge back in the days, so I felt like incorporating those in my outfit.

For my top, I chose this red crop top with a nice frill. Crop tops and frills originally belonged to the grand vintage era, so what’s better than adding those two elements together in my outfit! I chose the color red because it reminds me of the quintessential glamour of the retro era. Red is bright, bold and makes a statement wherever you go. To go with the outfit, I put my hair up with a red satin hair band and bold red lips. I finished the look with a pair of black sliders with buckle detailing on it to add that modern touch.

I love how everything turned out in this look. Including some vintage pieces with my modern, chic outfit came out to be a successful experiment. Vintage/retro fashion is often regarded as loud and crass, but for me it defines self-expression and art. I love the feel and vibes of the era, and will surely go back to this era for more style and fashion inspiration!

Hope you like this post.

Much love :*

Outfit details: Head band – Forever21, Top – Forever 21, Skirt – Shein, Flats – Bandra

June 7, 2018 0 comment
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This is the 2nd year of my blog and I feel I hadn’t taken it too seriously last year due to my work schedule and of course Laziness.  I work full time in an event agency and I shoot on weekends. Yes! I am not a FULL TIME BLOGGER.
Initially, I used to skip my shoots & events a lot cos I wanted to rest, chill with my friends and give my self time but over a period of time I realized that the days I was doing nothing and not meeting anybody or going somewhere, used to irritate me and I had started feeling guilty of wasting time doing nothing at all.

I used to not post anything for weeks due to which I even lost a lot followers on social media. I do feel bad about it sometimes but now I feel I need to stop stressing over what i didn’t do last year and focus on what I can do now. A lot of you guys tell me that my hair is my USP and I should create more content about it.

I am working on it!  I’ve started sharing my hair care routine videos and tips as requested by you guys and I will continue doing that. Please continue pouring in your questions.

So ya, I am currently going to focus on creating more fresh content to share with you guys (not just about hair care).
I am grateful to where I have reached today and all the love that I receive from you all on social media. Thank you!!

Please please feel free to let me know what you guys want to see next on my YouTube channel, blog, Instagram anywhere.

Until Next Time 🙂

May 23, 2018 0 comment
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What is the first thing that comes in mind when we think of summer? A rendezvous to nice golden beaches and blue sea or an escapade to high mountains and beautiful hill stations, right? But for me, summer means so much more than a vacation. It is the time to cherish the beauty of Nature.

The occasional relief of drizzle interspersed in between the days with unforgiving Sun, followed by the cool summer breeze in the evening: there is a beauty which remains unappreciated of summers. And not only the weather, but the colors of summer are something worth mentioning. The yellows, reds, whites dominate the summer colors palette alongside with a hint of green and blue, making everything look so vibrant and magical. I like to switch my dresses from floral prints to more bold monochromatic colors or feminine pastels to match the summer vibes.

Summer is the best season to experiment with clothes, and I make sure to leave no stones unturned in that.

For this look, I chose to go monochromatic with a chrome yellow two-piece outfit. Yellow, I feel, is a must have in every girl’s wardrobe. It is quintessentially flamboyant and is sure to make heads turn. So I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to wear an off-shoulder crop top with a matching long skirt. Crop tops aren’t going anywhere this year too, so it pairs well with the breezy long skirt and adds on to the effortless yet feminine vibes.

With this outfit, I decided to accessorize it with a pair of reflective sunglasses. I chose blue reflectors to compliment the beautiful location. The clear summer skies and blue waters look lovely, which inspired me for this entire ensemble. And I love how everything turned out: the ensemble goes perfectly well with the location!

I feel the most important aspect for dressing up in any season, is to match its vibes. I feel summer is all about the casual, laid back yet fiery and sexy vibes.

Hot afternoons and breezy evenings, swim dates and long walks: This is how I define my summer days. How do you define your summers?

 

 

April 30, 2018 0 comment
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Hi Guys! Hope you all are doing great.

So Feb & March have been a bit rough for me after I got back from Kerala.

I had a few health issues screwing my head due to which I couldn’t shoot at all.

Thank fully I feel better now and I am back to shooting and working on my blog.

I am so happy to see the kind of response I am getting by you guys on my posts on Instagram.

A Big Thank you!! <3

This time, I shot something different from what I usually do – Bold & Powerful (if you could call it that).

I couldn’t believe how vivid these pictures came out. Needless to say huge credits to the photographer, Mrinal Khatnani.


I am wearing a blue bodysuit which I bought from Goa a few months back. High waist leather pants from H&M & Heels from Shein. I love these metallic earrings I bought from Voylla they look fabulous on everything. And I’m wearing a hot pink metallic shimmer lip colour from NYX Cosmetics. It is super sparkly and bright.

I wanted to share this look with you guys before the weather starts heating up and we switch to lighter shades and more comfy & breezy clothes.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures.

Do share your feedbacks.

Much love!

Kiran

April 9, 2018 0 comment
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Mumbai is a city that is not really known for its winters. In fact, it is not known for its winters at all. That’s because there is hardly any winter in the city as the temperature does not drop to a level low enough for it to be truly cold. But somehow its cold in the mornings and evenings, which obviously means you cannot wear your regular clothes during this season.

But you can layer up your regular outfits before stepping out to protect yourself from the chilled breeze.

Since we’re lucky that it’s not that cold here and we don’t have to give up on wearing our skirts, shorts, dresses etc.

I created 5 casual looks that you could try too for the “not so cold days”:

 

  1. Skater skirt with a warm jumper
  • Skater skirts are my favorite. They look cute yet classy you can wear them with anything and never fail. I wore an over-sized jumper with the skirt with sneakers for a casual look.

2. A vest on a tee with a blazer on top

  • I paired a plain tee with a tube vest and wore a blazer on top as just the tee and the vest worn with a skater skirt won’t protect you much from the cold. Wearing a top on a top may make you feel awkward in the start but trust me it looks great. You could try wearing a blingy tube top on a shirt and accessorize it well for a party wear look.

 

3. Tube dress with a woolen cape

  • The tube dress is more of a party wear dress if worn without any layer. I teamed up the tube dress with a woolen cape for a rather subtle evening look. You definitely can try something similar for a dinner date since it looks classy and hot ;).

4. Sweater on a shirt

  • Sweaters on shirts have been in trend since a very long time and are not taken that seriously by many of us, since we aren’t sure of how it would look. Sweaters on shirts work amazingly well for a complete office semi-formal look.

 

5. An over-sized sweatshirt with a mini skirt

  • This is more of a casual outfit that you could try while you’re going out to chill with your friends maybe. I don’t think I need to say much about this outfit all I can say is, this was my most favorite look compared to the rest.

 

Hope you all liked the post.

Do share your views by commenting below.

Until Next Time,

See you <3

 

Outfit Details: Blue Jumper – Banana Republic, Skater Skirt – Bangkok, Sneakers – Westside, White tee – Bangkok, Vest – Sewbery, Skirt – Forever21, Blazer – Forever21, Tube Dress – Stalk Buy Love, Woolen Cape – Chemistry, Black sweater – Shein, Shirt – Colaba, Skirt – Forever21, Hoodie – London, Skirt – Stalk Buy Love.

December 15, 2017 0 comment
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I have been thinking for a long time, and today I finally sat down to pen down my running thoughts about a huge part of our lives. This isn’t the usual The Curly Route blog post where I talk about my usual outfits, but something more. Sometimes I feel we women have a lot to deal with in our lives. From family to health, career to home; sometimes I am surprised at our multitasking skills! Amongst juggling all these responsibilities, there is an added pressure to….wait for it…..marry soon!!

 

Yes, we all have been there and struggled with that. Just as we blow the candles on our 25th birthday, all the inside jokes and taunts start coming in. Parents, relatives, neighbors: You name it, they have it! God knows how many times we have heard the same rant from different people. From “You won’t get a suitable boy if you don’t settle down now” to “What will the society say?” I am pretty sure all of us have a similar list of complaints heard from family and strangers alike.

But come on, relax! The times have changed. Now we have an ambition to fulfill, a career to succeed in. We don’t have to rely on a man to take care of us; we are strong and independent women. Marriage, having kids and taking care of our in-laws aren’t the priorities anymore. We love ourselves, our imperfections and our aging body; we don’t need to rush into a man’s world to validate ourselves.

And certainly, if a woman doesn’t wish to marry, doesn’t mean she devalues her traditions or I have become too ‘modern’ or ‘influenced’ by Western culture. I can still flaunt my traditional roots without compromising on my modern lifestyle’s comfort. I mean, who said dupattas can only be worn with kurtas or lehengas and not with jogger shorts? Or maang tikas & bangles can only be worn when wearing traditional outfits? In clothing, I love to blend some traditional pieces with my casual outfits to jazz up my style.

A statement maang-tika goes a long way to add a trendy traditional touch to your outfit. And when I talk about Indian ornaments, how can I forget bangles? Glass, colored or studded bangles spruce up your OOTD and add glamour to an otherwise basic outfit.

If accessories are not up your alley, you have the beloved dupatta at your rescue!

Here, I have paired my dupatta with a monochromatic outfit, throwing in basic black pair of shorts, an off-shoulder white crop top and added a traditional dupatta to it to create an effortless fusion look.

Septum rings and bindis are other hot trends this season. Don’t shy away from sporting a false septum ring and intricate bindis. Or you can do it my way by sporting colorful rhinestone bindis around your cheeks giving an illusion of freckles.

Be it jootis, long skirts with traditional prints or naths, fusion outfits have come a long way from the prominent fashion runways to the streets of the metropolitan. So put your thinking hats on and get experimental with various traditional-modern fusion outfits.  You have the freedom to be anything you want, wear anything you can. So turn a deaf ear to the pressure of this society and do what you aspire. Love yourself and let the world know how beautiful and strong you are.

Rest will follow!

September 28, 2017 0 comment
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Unfortunately or fortunately, Mumbai winters are never extreme.
You don’t really have to wear thick sweaters or leather jackets, just one layer of any thing you like (cardigans, pullovers, capes etc) and your good to go.
I bought this basic black dress from my last visit to Bangkok (that reminds me, I wanna go on a vacation again 🙁 ). So ya! In this post I’m gonna show you how you can style your basic dress in 3 different ways this – Not So Cold Season.
1. Layering it with a bomber jacket.
This look is a combination of being sporty and boho. I wanted to play with colours for this look and I really like the way it came out.
2. Wearing a top under it.
This look is simple yet classy. You can wear this dress under a tee or even a shirt to make it look interesting.
3. By just accessorizing it.
The bulky neck piece and the mojris that I am wearing here, gives the entire look – a boho feel. You can accessorize it further with metallic bangles or rings.
Hope you liked the post.
Do share your feedback.
Much Love,
Kiran <3
Photography by Manoj Patil.
Outfit Details – Bomber Jacket – Walking Street- Pattaya, Dress – Platinum Mall, Bangkok, Pom Pom Earrings – Colaba, Footwear – Panipat, Neckpiece – Colaba, Knit Top – Sarojini Market, Delhi.
January 29, 2017 0 comment
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Lace always gets me to smile. It is the delicate patterns and the softness of the details look absolutely delightful in the white short dress I got from Ridress

The light, airy feel of the choker dress is cuteness at its peak – defining femininity and petite beauty. The flare of the sleeves add a touch of flamboyance. 

 

 

The misty green custom made heels from Talons Dor are just perfectly complimentary to it. Talons Dor was a revelation to me – they make custom designs exactly the way you prefer, whether it be high heels or flats. They let you choose the style, the finish – everything, which of course got my creative juices in me flowing and i ended up with this classy pair. 

The dash of the soft minty green, a bit of tassels and a whole lot of grace – these heels really reflected the girly mood that the look with the dress emulates. Don’t you think?


Photography by – Anup

August 26, 2016 0 comment
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Monsoon has arrived in all its glory. The water washing away the dreary summer sun, the pitter-patter on your windowsill, the glorious greens that bloom all over the city – this season is the time for romance. It’s a season for falling in love all over again – with yourself.

Even the colours look fresh and enchanting in the rain. Perhaps because everything looks washed and the smell of the earth is heavenly, adding to the dose of enchantment that monsoon beings with it.

With vivid hues and shades on my mind, I indulged myself with products from India Circus. I bought some bright coloured cushions to laze around on, along with a coffee mug for cosy lie-ins during the rains.


 

I also got this contemporary bright red printed umbrella to keep me company when I go outside. Apart from having some of the interesting prints on their products, the one thing that caught my eye was how durable they looked. They were not the flimsy, one-time-use sort of products. I am pretty sure they would last me quite some time.

 

 

Photography by Ipshita

Details: Cushions, Mug, Umbrella – India Circus.

Dress – Koovs.

Neon Shorts – Mango.

Shirt – Westside.

August 12, 2016 0 comment
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In the humdrum of the daily, it is always fun to try out something new – something out of the box… something quirky. Especially for a fashionista! We are out there to find adventure in the voyage of the tedium called society. So it was a mighty cheer to collaborate with Quirkbox. I have been eyeing their unique style for quite some time now. And well, here we are… 🙂

Roses are red

The soft drape of the shift dress in its glorious pristine white is ‘date’ perfect. It was the perfect ruse to draw out all my femininity because of the French inspired rose embroidery on the front. The vivid colours juxtaposed with the white brighten up any and everything around – the transformation is pure magic. Simplicity is the key to this dress as you need little else to make it stand out. I wore it with nude platform heels from Tedish Paris to keep the look subtle and elegant.

 

 

 

Seamstress’ dream

Quirky prints and an attitude to die for – things you need to be a diva. The print on the shift dress of a vintage sewing machine in black ink put together with cross stitch in pretty floral colours raises the bar in being creative. The way to style the dress was clear to me – add a touch of glam with dark glasses and lace up boots. Just the ideal way of mirroring the pride in knowing who you are and what you are.

 

Romping the classic with the quirky

A little bit of this and a little bit of that – the Quirk Box sleeveless jacket was perfect for whipping up my chic styling soul. The fun just begins. I paired it up with a black tube prom dress with all its girly frills and added the jacket full of vintage prints to create some fantastic contrasts. It totality it brings out a naughty impish quality in the look. The quirky and bright starry eyed disposition is easy to bring out with compositions like this. 


See you super soon :*
Outfit Details: White Shift Dress – Quirk Box, Rose Gold Clutch – Accessorize, Nude Heels – Tedish Parish, Gold Chain – Bandra.Black & White Printed Shift Dress – Quirk Box, Blazer & Clutch – Forever21, Boots & Shades- Gift, Printed Socks – Happy Socks.Vintage Print Jacket – Quirk Box, Prom Dress – Stitched by my tailor, Boots – Gift.

Location Courtesy – The Bar Terminal

Photographer – Prabhu
   

 

 

August 6, 2016 0 comment
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