Monthly Archives: August 2014

Indian Print: Printed Jacket and Pink Clutch

Indian Print: Printed Jacket and Pink Clutch

Hi Everyone! Hope your weekend is filled with cheer, good food, and great company!

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I recently bought this beautiful printed jacket from Koovs. I love pairing casual pieces with structured items which makes the outfit sharp and pulled together. Thus, I decided to buy this. The lovely paisley print and its notched lapels make it one of a kind. Paisley designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal versions of the design from British India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then imitated locally. Normally you cannot see these kinds of prints in jacket and which makes it very quirky, stylish and very Indian.

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Keeping the main attraction towards the jacket, I kept the whole look very subtle with neutral colors. Pairing a high bun with lovely Zara skirt completed the whole look for a fun brunch with my friends.

We are hosting a giveaway with Green Rock Store products. We invite you to participate in the same and you can do that till 5th September 2014. So, participate following the simple rules here: http://goo.gl/cGtMSx and invite your friends as well and you can be our lucky winner!

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Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Jacket and clutch: Koovs.com (Here)

Skirt: Zara

Shoes: GK Market, Delhi

Velvet Earring: Local Market

Giveaway:: Crazy Products from Green Rock Store

Giveaway:: Crazy Products from Green Rock Store

Happy Friday Everyone!

We are back with another giveaway freinds!

As we have promised on our blog post ‘Product and Website Review: Green Rock Store’ (Here) that we will soon be hosting a giveaway with some of the products which we reviewed on this blog post. So, here we are!

This time we will select two winners: First and Second!

And this is what you will get if you win this giveaway:

First winner will get:

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Includes:  Sherlock T-shirt, Charlie Sheen laptop skins and a ‘FRIENDS’ poster all from Green rock store

Second Winner will get:IMG_9797-2

Includes: Hogwarts meets Disney T-shirt and an “Iron Man’ poster

What you need to win this awesome gifts?

Simple! Just follow the below rules and participate!

::Rules::
# This giveaway is open to Indian residents only.
#  This contest will end on 5th September 2014 and we will choose the first and second winner.
# The winners will be announced on 6th September 2014.
# All the entries will be validated thoroughly so make sure to follow all steps listed below.
# Follow FashionByRuda on Twitter (Here) and Facebook (Here).
# Follow Green Rock Store on Facebook (Here)
# Share this in your Facebook and Twitter profiles and ask your friends to join the giveaway.
# Leave your comment below and tell us – Why you want to win this Giveaway? With your Facebook user id, twitter id and email id for us to contact the winner.
# The winner will get a mail notification, and you will have to respond to the mail within 48 hours to claim your prize, failing which, a new winner will be declared without any further intimation.
# The winners also need to send a picture with the prize, which would give them a discount coupon for next purchase.
So, what are you waiting for!!! Follow all the simple steps and stand a chance to win.
Good luck!
Playful Casual: Bomber Jacket and Denim Shorts

Playful Casual: Bomber Jacket and Denim Shorts

Happy Sunday Everyone!

After creating the last post on Weekly Tip: Graphic Crop Top and seen Miley’s crop graphic jacket (Here), I felt a very strong feeling to create an outfit look with a bomber jacket and give it a style statement.

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I received this beautiful bomber Jacket as a gift from RIDRESS when I went to review their spring summer 2014 collection (Here). When I opened the gift box to look what is inside and saw this colorful jacket, I totally loved it. I start imagine how many ways I can wear this jacket and can show you guys how to pair it. I never wore a bomber jacket before for an outfit post and I was super excited to pair it.

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Bomber jacket or flight jacket refers to a garment originally created for pilots. They eventually became part of popular culture and apparel. These smart jackets provide clean, athletic shapes with a versatile edge to any outfit. To give the pairing a sporty look, I paired this jacket with my denim shorts and converse sneakers. I personally love this look as this pairing is very comfortable and smart.

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Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Jacket: RIDRESS

Shorts: Madame (Here)

Shoes: Converse (Similar Here)

Bag: Sarojini Nagar Market

Accessories: Watch: ALDO, Bracelets: Forever21

Weekly Tip : Graphic Crop Top

Weekly Tip : Graphic Crop Top

Hi Everyone!

I made a weekly tip blog post last year on crop tops ( Here) and when I decided to write on graphic crop top in my today’s weekly tip, I was amazed to see that the crop top trend is in fashion from quite a long time and I believe it will be in fashion for many more years in the future. I have some graphic crop tops which I’m totally in love with and have also done two blog posts on them (Here) and (Here).

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Graphic T-shirts are always very funky and trendy with lots of prints and patterns on them. Graphic tees have been making rounds in the fashion circuit for years. Also, crop top is one of the coolest trend going on everywhere. Adding graphic to crop tops makes them more trendy and casual.

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You can wear a graphic crop top with all most every thing and it will give you a lovely casual and fun look. Pair your graphic crop top with boyfriend jeans or denim shorts for a girl next door look. Wear it with a leather jacket and pants to make an edgy look. Wear it with a high waist skirt to get the red carpet look.

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So if you are fun loving and love to experiment with your looks, I think graphic crop tops are the one for you. I hope you liked today’s weekly tip.

Crop it up: Boyfriend Jeans and Crop Top

Crop it up: Boyfriend Jeans and Crop Top

Happy Monday Everyone!

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Crop tops are season’s favorite and this one is my favorite. I love this crop top because it is super airy and comfortable. I got two crop tops together from Incense and I have already paired the other one in my previous post ( Here ). I paired my ear cuff with this lovely top and kept the rest of the look simpleIMG_8314-1(1) IMG_8366-1(1) IMG_8410-(1) IMG_8401-1(1)

I hope you like the pairing. Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Top: Incense

Jeans:Old – DIY Project

Shoes: (Old) (Similar Here)

Bag: Koovs.com (Here)

Accessories: Ear Cuff: Flipkart.com (Here), Bracelet – Jabong.com (Here)

Product and Website Review: Green Rock Store

Product and Website Review: Green Rock Store

Hi Everyone,

I recently came across an online shopping website called GreenRockStore.com when they sent me loads of goodies to review and write a post for all of you. I was super happy and amazed by their products.

Green Rock is India’s first exclusive fan-art merchandise e-store based on TV series, movies, pop culture, superheroes and games.  Here, you can get funkiest of T-shirts, hoodies, laptop skins, posters, coasters and much more. Pick up the wittiest, quirkiest, wackiest and coolest stuff and make the heads turn wherever you go. This cool brand launched in Jan’ 2014 is a hit for its funky tees, hoodies, mugs, posters, laptop skins amongst passionate fans of superheroes, movies, video games and TV series (like Friends, Sherlock, Games of thrones, etc). This brand boasts of quirky and witty quotes that its audience will surely like.

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I was excited to know that they also do customization in a very affordable price. You can order T-shirts, hoodies, badges or any other stuff, be it for colleges, NGOs, organizations, communities or fests and they will offer you cool discounts.  I’m also planning to get some customized items for my blog from them.

They sent me T-shirts, laptop skins, hoodies and posters. I have received two T-shirts. The black one is a Sherlock T-shirt and the Grey one is a Hogwarts meets Disney T-shirt. I love both the series and I was very excited to see both the T-shirts. As a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Harry Porter series, I would love to wear these T-shirt and pair them all the time.

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Green Rock sent me Sherlock and Charlie Sheen laptop skins. You will get these cool merchandise from Green rock store only for Rs. 299. They are so trendy and can make your laptops standout!

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Also got two cute posters, one is an “Iron Man’ poster and the second one is a ‘FRIENDS’ poster. I love both of them as they are simple yet trendy and very eye catchy! I think they will look cool in anyone’s wall.

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Last but not the least, I got a hoody as well which I simply adore as it has a cute cat in it and it is very warm and comfortable. I love the material and the look. This is one of my favorite (actually everything is lovely)!

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I really like the simplicity of Green Rock products. They are not loud and sparkly but they are very smart and stylish and very pocket friendly. Their products leave a message behind and leave an impression.

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Guys! I will soon host a giveaway with some of these products and if you are interested to win these amazing goodies, do not forget to stay tuned! Thank you so much for reading!

Buy the featured products:

Laptop skin: Sherlock (Here), Sheen (Here)
T- Shirt: Hogwarts (Here), Sherlock (Here)
Posters: Iron Man (Here), Friends (Here)
Hoody: (Here)

The Dhoti: Orange Saree and IBFW 3rd Day Review

The Dhoti: Orange Saree and IBFW 3rd Day Review

Hi Everyone,

The whole bridal week is very inspiring. Looking at the traditional styles, lovely splash of colors, creative embroideries, and different style of garments inspired me to do something different this time. So, I decided to wear a sari that too in dhoti style for the 3rd day of the India Bridal Fashion Week.

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I created the design of this saree for a family event couple of months back. I decided the color pattern, the material and the look and I got this made from a saree shop. When I finally received this saree, I was so happy with the results.

I used a georgette plain orange saree and added dark blue and pink velvet border to go with it. I paired a black velvet blouse with it and for this look I used a black tight to go under the saree for the extra coverage.

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Now the 3rd day show details of India Bridal Fashion Week 2014.

 Nargis Fakhri dazzles the Azva Red Carpet ramp at India Bridal Fashion Week

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Gold created magic in its most stylish and elegant form as Azva presented their latest collection of 22kt bridal gold jewellery through stunning red carpet looks at the sixth edition of India Bridal Fashion Week. The cynosure for all eyes on the red carpet ramp was showstopper Nargis Fakhri who dazzled in a flamboyant black gown, complemented with an opulent statement choker by Azva. Known for her eclectic taste in luxurious fashion, red carpet diva Priya Chatwal also walked the ramp for Azva wearing exquisite gold jewellery to match her avant garde outfit keeping in tune with the glamorous theme of the show.

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A vision in black and gold, Nargis Fakhri said, “I’m thrilled to have been a part of this show as it’s great to see bridal gold jewellery styled to suit western and glamorous silhouettes so beautifully. The statement Azva choker that I’m wearing today is hand crafted in gold with an antique finish designed by a craftsman from Junagadh for a red carpet look. I’m happy to see such stunning red carpet looks and some amazing style statements by Azva for brides too which they can wear even beyond their wedding day.”

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 The sixth edition of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014  in association with AZVA at DLF Emporio, New Delhi on day 3 saw a glamorous collection by the power couple/designers, Falguni and Shane Peacock.
A Peacock bride is a traditional bride with an edge. The designers’ bridal collection was a wild take on vintage with beautiful biker jackets, quirky motifs and cascading capes in antique tone on tone embroidery.2(7)
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The colours ranged from off white, beige, pink, gold to deep maroons and their trademark Black. In addition to the classic, flowy gowns and A line lehengas with elaborate thread and crystal work, the collection also had sheer bodysuits and bold prints mirroring the designers’ love for all things exotic and luxurious.
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Charu Sachdev seen at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 in association with AZVA

A peek into Shekhawati, Rajasthan by Suneet Varma and presented by BMWFrank Schloeder,Director Marketing BMW Group India, Kangana Ranaut and Suneet Varma at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 in association with AZVA at DLF Emporio

hekhawati, one of the oldest and most beautiful hand painted living cities in the world with a rich history of over 350 years of architecture, decoration and sheer magnificence was the inspiration behind the collection. The collection was traditional Indian with a modern twist. The designs had a lot of reds and fuschia pinks that lie at the very heart of Rajasthan. Mirrorwork embellishment with large borders in thread embroidery, stark white and ivory with color on color aari embroidery and dark navy and cobalt blue with antique and burnt golds and copper thread embellishments. The collection also had hand made accessories in beaten metallic golds in exaggerated earrings and hair pins.1(8)2(8)

The gorgeous Kangana Ranaut looked exquisite walking down the ramp in an exemplary ensemble by the designer.

On their association with Suneet Varma, Mr Frank Schloeder, Director Marketing BMW Group India, said “BMW Design is the beginning of an emotional experience. Over many decades, a variety of design elements have formed the unique DNA of BMW as defined by its distinctive proportions, surfaces and details. Bridal fashion is all about aesthetics, perfection, precision and craftsmanship, which is what BMW embodies. BMW has enjoyed a number of successful collaborations with artists and designers over the years, but this is our first partnership with the Bridal Fashion Week, arguably one of India’s most significant bridal fashion shows. We wish Suneet Varma the very best for this season’s bridal collection.”

Hope you like today’s post. Thank you so much for reading.

Outfit:

Saree: My own Design

Clutch: Koovs.com 

Shoes: Stelatoes Shoes ( Similar Here )

 

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Day 2 Review

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Day 2 Review

Hi Everyone!

The sixth edition of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014  in association with AZVA at DLF Emporio, New Delhi on day 2 had an amazing start with ‘Jashn’ by designers Ashima and Leena.

Ashima Leena’s ‘Jashn’ collection

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The collection depicted the story of a travelling caravan of royal indulgence. An oasis in the pale shadows, depicted through water-bodies with handpicked, floating flowers. Moorish mood tents draped in beautiful, simple muslins. Ornamental details found in lanterns, saddles, campaign furniture and delicate glass lamps. Drapes of perfume scented fabric supported with blithe bamboos, scallops bordering them going on for miles, just like the traveler himself.

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The stage was masterfully done with real sand that replicated the sand dunes of the far away Arabian desserts. Live music by Gaurav Raina of  Midivial Punditz, vocals by Kutle Khan who sang mystic sufi songs and Pandit Ajay Prasanna on the flute made the whole experience fabulous and God like. Super model and showstopper of the show, Ujjwala Rawat made a runway come back with a spectacular multi colored, full circled lehenga choli. She dazzled with her smile and poise.

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The show was opened by Nonika Chaterjee in a pastel pink floral embroidered sharara outfit. The delicate floral embroidery and thread work on all garments added its feminine touch yet looked traditional in all dimensions. The multi colored stone work in jewel tones looked vibrant.

Celebrated history with Raghavendra Rathore’s ‘Re-incarnating Relics’

‘Re-incarnating Relics’ was a celebration of the spiritual manifestation of a melange of traditions, ushering in a new era of clothes embodying history, a rebellion of colors splashing modernism on to the austere canvas of the ramp.

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The stage was step up like a palace from Rajasthan with royalty flags enchanting royal bliss. Raghavendra Rathore presented a very entertaining show not just through his spectacular designs but also through many little treats for the viewers. One such treat was the music of the show. Contrary to the stage set up the music of the show was all that jazz and pop. Instead of beautiful female models opening the show we saw gorgeous men take charge of the stage and begin the show! There was also a moment of cuteness overload when little boys dressed up in Raghavendra Rathore creation walked the ramp with the female models. The show was closed by two celebrity show stoppers-dazzling Aditi Rao Hydari who wore a classic ivory saree with a bandh gala jacket and B-town’s new face, Ali Afzal from the fame Bobby Jasoos who looked dapper in a pink and beige ensemble.

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The highlight and the forerunner of the collection was the classic fluid Dhoti. The tailored classical Rathore Bandhgala and the Bandhgala Achcan were paired as a compliment to the flowing Dhoti in alchemy of silhouettes and combinations. Raghavendra Rathore pioneers in menswear and never hesitates on the saturation level of his collection’s color palette. It was a delight to see well groomed men walk the ramp in shades of popping pink, sunny orange, bright purples, navy blues, dark maroons, black, beige and gold.

 

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Day 1 Review

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Day 1 Review

Hi Everyone!

As you know that we are covering the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014. Here’s the day 1 review including the super collection and the inside details of the shows.

GRAND OPENING

with Tarun Tahiliani’s couture collection ‘Modern Mughals’

The sixth edition of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 in association with AZVA at DLF Emporio, New Delhi on day 1 saw a magical collection from the czar of haute couture, Tarun Tahiliani in celebration of the global indian.

The arena was packed and viewers were welcomed by a spectacular sight of a fully lit up Rashtrapati Bhavan, through aprojector. Tarun Tahiliani’s unconventional and edgy approach of showcasing bridal wear in the color black stunned many! Apart from black & gold the collection formed a pastoral romance of pinks, beiges, burnt orange and noir. Extensive layering, long trains and ruffles were seen. With the use of modern fabric like sheer silks, reshams and tullé; the ensemble became lighter, giving ease of movement. From textured salwars, dhoti pants, Patiala salwars  and non-conformist pair of trousers to gilded amour choli, vest coats and anarkali kurtas. Every ensemble looked distinctive. The traditional mangtika was modified into a Mohawk that added a dash of power to the whole look.

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Tarun Tahiliani  showcased many new and extraordinary embroideries and techniques. The concept sari has always been a strong point for the couturier. The hybrid dhoti-sari and numerous other draping techniques made viewers take note of the detailing. Tarun’s bride was dressed in an orange lehenga choli with intricate and intense gold work. For men, the couture collection used a plentiful of gold, unconventional pistachio, deep oranges for the kurta and sherwani. And even wilder punk palette for luxurious linings.

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Gauri and Nainika’s exquisite bridal finery

The stage was set and the arena was pitch dark as the show was about to begin. But through a faint beam of light one saw people apart from the models still stationed on the stage! Bewildered by the scenario, the lights soon fade out and a dramatic scene of a backstage set up, where models were getting ready and choreographers describing the line up, took everyone by surprise!

Models soon take charge of the ramp in dazzling pieces by the Karan sisters better known as Gauri&Nainika. Their love for Hollywood glamour was evident yet again! With fine tailoring, sharp cuts and stark silhouettes Gauri&Nainika’s bride was certainly off for her red carpet moment, walking down the aisle in minimalistic and contemporary gowns.2(3) 3(4) 4(1)

The styles were crafted in Neoprene (material used for making scuba diving suits). The versatility of the material gave the collection sharp cuts and clean lines yet added an element of movement and flow, giving them a fluid and sensual feel. Wide slits, asymmetric hemlines and their signature curve-hugging sheaths were consistent throughout the collection.

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The gowns spilled red carpet glam all over the stage with A-line designers like RohitBal and Rohit Gandhi applaud on their most-liked pieces from G&N collection. Gauri&Nainika ended the show with ‘sheer’ genius!

We will be back with more details of the shows each day. Thank you so much for reading!