Beauty Event: VLCC Makeup Looks 2017

Beauty Event: VLCC Makeup Looks 2017

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever attended a fashion show which showcased beauty looks? Well, I have recently attended the VLCC Makeup Looks for their 2017 season. They showcased their different looks which they recently launched as a fashion show. Many designers and brands collaborated with VLCC in this event to present some mind blowing looks.

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Who does not love makeup and when it is happening right in front of your eyes? It is always a treat to watch. VLCC did a fabulous job in this event where they spellbound us with their four different looks. The event started with the greet and lunch in Delhi and we all waited anxiously for the fashion show and to see the looks. We then get seated and the show started with a bang. Everyone was ready with their camera and phones to start recording. Ms. Neeti Palta hosted the show and made us laugh through the entire event with her humor. I totally love how she entertained us throughout the show. The show started with Mrs. Beautiful Earth and Mrs. India 2017 walking the ramp. The two lovely ladies gracefully walked the ramp with beautiful makeup and gowns. 

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VLCC showcased four different looks at the bridal show 2017 and the first look was Vintage Look. The models came wearing beautiful Samant Chauhan vintage gowns. The VLCC vintage makeup looks flawless on every model. Totally love how the looks took us back to the vintage era with gorgeous gowns, winked liner and beautiful jewelry. The second set of the look was the dramatic look. With bold facial makeup, the dramatic look came out as a statement. Massive hair-do, bold strokes of facial makeup and to top it up was the Rina Dhaka gowns felt us speechless. It was definitely a major hit.

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The third look was the Red Carpet look. The models look sexy with Nikita Tondon gowns, puffy buns and smoky eyes. The glamorous VLCC makeup made the models look perfect for the red carpet walk. I would love to carry one of the looks as my next Amazon India Fashion Week look. I was also drooling over the beautiful gowns showcased in this set of looks.

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The fourth and the final look was the bridal look which was the most awaited look. With beautiful Anjali and Arjun Kapoor gowns and lehenga, the models look dazzling. The makeup and the hairdo made the bridal look reach to another height. First, we saw eight beautiful bridal looks and the then came the showstopper of the event which was Esha Gupta. She looked mesmerizing and took our breath away with her perfect lehenga, bridal makeup, and flower braid.

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I totally love all the different looks which VLCC came up this season. Visit their store this wedding season to get your awesome bridal makeup and look ravishing.

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Hotel Review: Two Chimneys at Gethiya, Nainital

Hotel Review: Two Chimneys at Gethiya, Nainital

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever been to a place where clouds pass through you and you are so close to nature that you do not want to step out of your hotel? Well, we have encountered a place like this known as Two Chimneys which is in Gethiya, Nainital. It is a luxury boutique home stay in the lap of a beautiful hill side. Two Chimneys is about 6 hours drive from Delhi ( 285 km) and our road trip to Gethiya was pleasant as the highways were excellent. The drive towards Two Chimneys is very simple if you are using Google Maps. It will show the direction towards the hotel through the shortest possible route.

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We left for Two Chimneys around 5 am to avoid the office traffic at Delhi border. We reached the hotel around 11.30 am in which we took one pit stop for our breakfast at the MacDonald’s at Gajraula. As we reached way early than the check in time, we have been asked to wait while the hotel offered us refreshments. The manager of the hotel Ms. Manju is a very warm and friendly person. She asked us if our journey was good and if we need another room till our room is getting ready for us to relax.

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The first look to me of the hotel was spacious, warm interior which will give you a feel like home, calm and close to nature. The room in which we stayed was Deodar Suite which has one room with double bed, a small lounge area with another single bed, one huge washroom and an atique with another double bed. The hotel has eight rooms and one ridge bungalow, a beautiful swimming pool, one living room, reading room, game room and a huge park to sit outside with benches and table chairs. 

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I totally love the feel of the hotel and how beautifully the hotel has been made. This place is a century old home and was built in 1890 by the wife of a British army officer. When she died in the 1940s, she left the house to her faithful retainer. It was from his descendants that the current owners bought the house in 1999. They then converted the charming cottage into this beautiful living space which is now known as Two Chimneys.

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The moment I enter the gates of Two Chimneys, the silence, the serenity of nature caught my notice. The whole place gives you a British feeling as the place is created from the ruins of an English cottage. The breakfast is included with every room you will book with this hotel. The menu is not very lavish and you will get three to four dishes as the main course with one dessert. You can also order room service or sit and eat outside as per your wish. The staff is very helpful and courteous.

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If you are lucky you also might see leopard roaming around at night but I will suggest to be always alert and keep your distance. You will also see various different birds, Monkey and Gray Langurs which are very common in that place. We stayed there for two nights and we wanted to stay more. It is a must visited place and I will be definitely going to stay with Two Chimneys again.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the review.

I will give this hotel a Five Star Rating. 

Mother Nature: White Top & Denim Short

Mother Nature: White Top & Denim Short

Hi Everyone!

I’m here in Rishikesh when I’m writing this post. Sitting in this small beautiful café and watching the Ganga flowing through the mountains is breath-taking and the rain added to its beauty. This awesome view inspired me to write and the breeze brings this lovely wet soil scent. I’m looking at the beauty of Rishikesh like this for the first time and all I can say is that I’m blessed to be here after all. Trust me after Maldives, I have been too many places for review but this is the second time that I came so close to nature.

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Maldives is like a dream now which I lived and this will be the last lookbook post from that dream. Here, I have paired my off shoulder top, denim shorts, and sneakers. We went for snorkelling a day before we did this shoot and the next day I released that I’m all sun burn. I was scared to show off my shoulder but the sun burn actually came out really nice like someone applied blush on me. I totally love the look and it came out really casual and hip. This month there are so many places to visit are scheduled and I will look forward to get more closer to nature. Keep checking our stories and snapchat to know more on our travel.

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Thank you so much for reading this. Let us where are you traveling next and I might make our next travel there. Here are the links of the other two beach look ( Look One & Look Two) and our lookbook video on our channel:  

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OUTFIT:

Top: Pret

Shorts: Madame (Old)

Sneakers: GK Market

My Ash Grey Hair Story

My Ash Grey Hair Story

Hi Everyone!

As you guys know that I started coloring my hair from past few months. I always wanted to have beautiful Ash Grey hair color which I got inspired looking at lots of other YouTubers and Instagram pictures. Earlier, I did lots of browns and also carried some red hair too. I’m brunette which as an Indian we get as a gift and now I’m bored with brown, red and copper hair. For this reason, I wanted a completely different hair color which should suit my complexion without making me look dark and Ash Grey is that color which looks beautiful in Indian skin.

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I knew that to turn my hair Ash Grey, I have to first bleach my hair and then tone it Grey. In process of doing so, my first attempt was with Fashion Salon and I have also reviewed their services on my blog (Here is the post: http://www.fashionbyruda.com/my-hair-color-story-with-fashion-tv-salon/). Frankly, I have stubborn hair which is so hard to bleach and the first time, it took approximate 3 hours to bleach my hair and to reach my hair a golden shade. Ash Grey is such a light color that if you do not take care of the color it will defiantly wash off. So, my first color (which was also not that grey) got washed off really fast. I wanted to have my hair toned again.

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I got an invite from ASK Academy which is a Schwarzkopf Academy for us to come and experience their services. I did not think twice and I said I will love to come and experience it. So, I went to ASK Academy in Saket which recently opened their trend lab. When I reached there, I noticed they were doing such beautiful colors on others. I asked them that I needed to tone my hair Ash Grey and they started the process.

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The process was actually pretty simple. They have to bleach my hair a tone lighter again to get the Ash Grey right and then tone the hair. Everyone knows that bleaching hair is damaging your hair. I was I little concern about the bleach part that it will damage my hair more. But my hair stylist asked me not to worry as they will mix the bleach with their newly launched Fibreplex which does not allow the chemical to damage the hair and leave your hair as they were. So after a 20 min bleaching session, I got my head wash and toning was done. I was really glad that the bleach did not damage the hair at all (thanks to Fiberplex) and I love the final color.

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Tip: If you are going to color your hair and scared that it will damage your hair, then ask your stylist to add Fliberplex in the hair color process.

Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what do you think about my hair color.

A NEXA IGNIS Test Drive Experience

A NEXA IGNIS Test Drive Experience

Hi Everyone!

I love driving my car, it’s a Premium Urban Compact, powerful performance cuts around small corners with no sweat. But I have never tried my hands on an automatic transmission car ever, not until now. I had an opportunity to attend NEXA IGNIS test drive event where you get to drive their automatic variant. IGNIS organized the event in The Great India Mall in Noida where you go and have a test drive of the car in a very innovative way.

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They were running a game where there are two people playing against each other. All you have to do is you have to drive your IGNIS front and back. Simple right? But it was not that simple! Through a virtual screen, which was installed in front, you have to play a game of ping pong ball where you have to hit the ball with the car by going front and back competing with your rival. This was an amazing new way of test driving where you can test the car’s pickup, gear shifting, and performance. I also enrolled myself for this game and decided to play it with my husband.

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I always want to try ‘AGS (Automatic Gear Shift)’ and this was the right opportunity but the problem was I don’t know how to drive one, then again I thought how hard can that be. So I got through with all the formalities like you do before taking a test drive. Finally! I walk towards the car in the game alley which looked spectacular in electric red colour and Jet Black alloy wheels, did I tell you that I have a “thing” for Premium Urban Compact cars. Yeah!, Same “thing” happened looking at this one. So I took the test drive on the diesel variant, took it for a spin around quick short and long corners also checked on the pickup speed of the car too.

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So how was the experience? Was it hard to drive an AGS car? Well if you think drinking a glass of water is hard, then yeah it was hard. Are you kidding me? It was super easy and I had no idea why I kept myself from not driving an AGS. Maybe because of the old school kid in me but it’s the best solution for Delhi’s traffic. You choose either this or enroll for a knee cap replacement due to the constant clutch pedal shift during bumper to bumper traffic. In IGNIS if you release the brakes, the car automatically pick up the speed gently from 5 kph to 10 kph. You don’t have to even lift your right leg to push the accelerator. IGNIS also has a fantastic auto gear shift which gives you seamless shifting and smoother driving experience.

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WOW, I want one AGS IGNIS now! It looks Premium Urban Compact on the outside and spacious on the inside, standard dual airbag, steering mounted controls, 100% touch panel control of the car stereo system with live sat-navigation. To sum it all up it’s a cool car to own, I loved the experience and I think you’ll love it too. If you’re a little skeptical then I would suggest going take a test drive and you will be sorted.

Thank you so much for reading the post. Here is the NEXA IGNIS website to know more: http://www.nexaexperience.com/ignis.html

Womanhood: Leather Skirt & White T-Shirt

Womanhood: Leather Skirt & White T-Shirt

Hi Everyone!

I started this blog 4 years ago out of my passion and now this has become my career. Fashion makes me find new places and explore more. Being a blogger, I have a freedom to express my thoughts through my blog and to reach every one of you. Fashion came to me naturally and I want to take my love for fashion to a new dimension and do something creative. Trends are something which everyone tries to follow and it changes every session but if you have fashion sense you can rock whatever you have been given. I have big plans which I will reveal with time to you though my blog and would love to get your opinion as well because of you all matter to us and what we have achieved today is all because of you guys.

Today’s look is inspired by free and strong women. They have responsibility but also they have style to live and dress up. She is not afraid of the hurdles in her life. She is self-sufficient and independent. This look is to salute the womanhood and to the women in all our lives.

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Thank you so much for reading. Which women do you want to salute in your life and why? Let us know in the comment section below. Out of all your comments, we will select one winner who will win a hamper from us as a token of love for that special woman in your life. There are few rules that you should follow to participate in this giveaway:

Rules:

  1. Comment with your answers below in the comment section with your social media handle details and email id.
  2. Share this post on all your social media profiles and tag your friends to join this giveaway for extra brownie points.
  3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  4. The contest is open till 24th June and we will declare our winner on 25th June 2017.
  5. Open for Indian residents only.

All the best and we cannot wait to read all your entries.

Outfit:

T-Shirt & Skirt: Forever21

Shoes: Koovs

Accessories: Clutch – Forever21, Watch: UCB

Location: Rohet Garh

Hotel Review: One Partridge Hill at Mukteshwar

Hotel Review: One Partridge Hill at Mukteshwar

Hi Everyone!

If you guys follow me on social media especially Facebook then you might know that I took a pledge to travel to Nainital and we finalized the trip as well. Well, this post is on the review of the property where we stayed at Mukteshwar, Nainital.

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During our visit to Mukteshwar, we stayed at a boutique luxury homestay and the name of the property is One Partridge Hill. The drive from Delhi took us around eight hours to reach the property in which we took one breakfast and few washroom breaks. The way towards the property is a little confusing if you are traveling with the help of google maps, thus it is advisable to get the location details from the property itself.

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The first look of the property to me was cozy, luxurious and near to nature. The owner of the property was also there during our stay. She explained that the property is created keeping the mother nature in mind. The property is equipped with rainwater harvesting system and solar panel system keeping the environment resources in mind. The property has been decorated with bird theme which is the specialty of the place and you can see many beautiful birds around. The property also has some strong house rules which they expect the guests should follow during the stay, which is mentioned below:

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The property has 4 rooms for the guests and only one room has a television in it. We booked two rooms at the property, the one was an attic room and the other one below the same. The rooms were quite spacious with huge washrooms and we also had a private terrace because of the attic room. The back side of the property has forest area and a way towards an old temple. I would advise that if you are visiting this place and planning to trek the forest area, you should go in a group and in the day time. There are wild animals and dense forest area around the property. Here’s a detailed Vlog about our whole trip:

 

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The property does not allow you to eat in the rooms but you can have your drinks and meals downstairs or in their garden area. The meals are included in the room tariff and you will get the ‘Ghar ka Khana’ from their kitchen. The first day, after we arrived, we had lunch in which we had yellow dal, kadhai paneer, chappati, mutton biriyani, mix veg raita, salad, gulab jamun. In dinner, we had garlic bread, cutlets, non-veg kabab, shahi tukda.

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The nearby places to visit is the river which will take 20-25 min drive, Old Bangalow (created by British) which will take 10-15 mins walk and the old temple which will take 10 mins trekking. The place is situated with a beautiful view of the Almora city and we can also see the snow covered Himalaya chain of mountains from the balcony in a non-misty day. The crisp chilly air, the peaceful environment away from the city hassle, makes Mukteshwar and this property a must visit the place. But if you are not interested in following the above house rules, this might not be the right place for your stay as the property follows the rules quite strictly. I would recommend this place to those who love nature, bird watchers and love to spend their holiday in a peaceful atmosphere.

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Thank you so much for reading. For bookings, please check hotels website: http://www.onepartridgehill.com/

Also, do check what Travellersfoodboxx has to say about this hotel with whom we shared our trip: https://travellersfoodboxx.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/one-partridge-hill-a-hideaway/

Beach Look: Sheer Top & White Hat

Beach Look: Sheer Top & White Hat

Hi Everyone!

This is another lookbook post what we shoot at Maldives. Sheer top and hat are an essential for your beach holiday. While I’m writing this post, my mind is asking me to take another beach holiday. Well I’m that soon but first, let’s discuss this look 😊

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In this look, I have paired this beautiful sheer top with denim shorts and hat. If you do not wear or carry proper to the beach, you will end up burning yourself in the scorching heat during the day. Always carry hats, sheer cover-ups or tops, and a good sunscreen lotion. You will enjoy your beach holidays to the fullest if you use these while your stay. We have also done a lookbook video on this look, so have a look here:

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Let me know what do you think is that one important thing you want to carry for a beach destination in the comments section. Thank you so much for reading. Look forward to all your comments.

OUTFIT:

Top: Pret

Denim: Madame

Hat: Forever21

A Memorable Trip: Maldives

A Memorable Trip: Maldives

Hi Everyone,

Right now, I’m in a very happy mood because I’m going to share a very memorable trip details with you guys. We visited Maldives in the month of March. I know we are a little late uploading this blog post but coming back from that place then sorting our vlog and doing some more trips took all of our time. Nevertheless, I’m posting and sharing this with all of now.

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After I got married, this was my first aboard trip. Earlier, we planned for this trip in February but then we decided to go there on my birthday so we froze it for March. I always wanted to go to a beach destination where it would be peace and relax. Bealieve me, Maldives is a perfect destination for it. We started our journey on 10th March night for a 4 night 5 days holiday and booked The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort. As we are also covering travel on our blog and channel, we decided to capture all the moments for our Vlog and pictures for our travel post. We reached Delhi International Airport and we somehow managed to grab our plane. The immigration took us so long that we were almost about to miss our flight. We traveled through Air India till Maldives International Airport i.e. Male which took around 5 hrs 30 mins. At the international airport there were two representatives from the hotel who helped us board our domestic flight till Ifuru Domestic Airport and from there we took speed boat ride to reach our resort which took us around 1 hr 30 mins more.

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When we reached the domestic airport, we have been escorted by Mr. Saiya who was our personal butler for the rest of our stay. After reaching the resort and looking at the breathtaking view of the whole island, Saiya gave us a small brief of the hotel and took us to our villa via a buggy. We booked Horizon Water Villa which was situated above the sea with an incredible view of the ocean.

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The room was perfect for me and Saurabh with a comfortable double bed, a small lounge area inside the room, a huge washroom with one shower area, bathtub, two washbasins and all kind of toiletries. In front of our bed, there was a huge balcony with the ocean view with Jacuzzi and a way to step down to the sea for snorkeling. We have also covered our whole room tour in our Vlog Part 1:

 

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We absolutely love our room, the unbelievable view, the whole beauty of the island and the resort. This was one of my dream destination which I was living. The first day we relaxed by chilling in our Jacuzzi while watching the sunset, walking on the beach and eating pasta at their Italian restaurant. The resort has fifteen different restaurant and bars, two swimming pools, recreation center, dive center, Spa, a boutique for your shopping, water sports, etc. In short, it was a small island but you will find all kind of necessity and luxury available.

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The second day was my birthday which we spent by going for snorkeling after our breakfast. We had so much fun doing snorkeling where we covered two different islands and saw the beautiful marine life. The underwater life is so serene and beautiful that you will feel you are in another world. Upon our return, we had our three-course dinner at The Trio Restaurant and Saiya organized a beautiful birthday cake for me at the restaurant. It was the best birthday ever! 

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The next day we realized that we got bad sunburn because of the snorkeling. So, we decided to enjoy our stay and to do few shoots at the resort. Our room also got upgraded from Horizon Water Villa to Horizon Sunset Water Villa. For dinner, we tried the Indian restaurant at the hotel and we love the food. The chef personally asked us how do we like our spices and he made our dishes accordingly. The fourth day we went for Kayaking and we enjoyed thoroughly. You can see all the details from second till we came back in our second part of our Vblog:

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I would personally recommend you to stay at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, if you are traveling to Maldives because the staff is very humble and helpful, the resort is exotic, amazing breakfast and lots of restaurants to choose from (Indian restaurant was our favorite), lots of water sports activities to do and most importantly its peaceful and quite.

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I hope you like the post. Thank you so much for reading. 

Mixing: AIFWAW17 Day 4 StreetStyle

Mixing: AIFWAW17 Day 4 StreetStyle

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with the last look what I created for the last season of Amazon India Fashion Week. This is one of my favorite look out of all the three I created (here are the other twos: http://www.fashionbyruda.com/glitters-aifwaw17-day-3-streetstyle/ & http://www.fashionbyruda.com/fusion-saree-aifwaf17-day-2-streetstyle/). This look has a masculine feel with the chic touch. I feel that this is a perfect look to support feminism as frankly I consider myself a feminist and I do not see this is anyway bad. I feel that woman in our society should have a better place (which are getting slowly) and should feel free to live like they want.

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The look I have created for the last day of the AIFW was with strong silhouettes in which I used the mixture of cotton and leather. It was more of a bossy urban chic look with the detail of the bow tie. I picked up the bow tie from a men’s section of Van Heusen. The fun of mixing and matching truly goes to another level when you know your pairing will look spectacular.   

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I paired the look with a white long shirt with the midi leather skirt to hide the length of the shirt. I used my boot’s belt to tie around my waist to give it a more defined look. The belt has metallic details which made the look a bit bolder. The bow tie, ponny tail hair and high ankle boots perfectly matched the outfit and looked the way I imagined it will be. #SuperHappy

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Well with this look the AIFW Street Style looks are over for the last season. I cannot wait to style my outfits for the coming season where I will try to prepare something more out of the box and unique. I hope you like the pairing and the look. Thank you so much for reading.

P.S.: Our Maldives trip Vlogs are out now and here is the part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjMnFe-ksI and the Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXeaLrh1i8

Outfit:

Shirt: Koovs

Skirt: Koovs

Boots: Romwe

Bow Tie: Van Heusen