Thursday, December 30, 2010

my fav dress

Dress from promod, sweater from marks and spencers, broach from Aldo, bag lokhandwala
I love this dress as it's so feminine and floaty...and romantic right!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

got all dressed up and there was nowhere to go!

retro print top from promod, pants from zara, bag from lokhandwala, shoes from zara, heart necklace bought from a friend
so, my husband and i are totally broke...and so i got all dressed up but instead of going to some fancy shamcy place went to a small place called aiyangar in andheri, and sat on stools and ate that's what you call cutting cost...and deliciously at that...

Monday, December 20, 2010

black is my favourite colour

i wanted to pair my new shoes with a block colour outfit and i love it. the lace blouse is an old favourite. and ladies black looks good on all of us!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

my sunday afternoon lunch look

i bough these cool pyjamas from Karishma at the garage wasn't it worth it. Kurta from fab india, chunni from cottons, bag from bliss and chapps from goa
It's sunday afternoon and Indian clothes are the best for the kind of weather we are having -- sunny, breezy and cool!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

the garage sale outfit

i love such tunics as they flatter our curvy figures completely. tunic from chemistry, cardigan from zara, shoes from charles and keith

dhruvi and i

love this colour!! wear colours that compliment your skin tone

And so we had a garage sale which for our first attempt went wonderfully well. Indian shoppers just have to get used to the idea of second hand clothing. Guys, we wouldn't sell anything that's not worth it! but here are some highlights and this is what i wore. I was accompanied by Dhruvi of , Samidha of and karishma of fun it was !!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I love my new shoes

kurta from Fab India, shoes from Charles and Keith and bag from Accessorize
I went to watch Band Baaja Barat in thhis relaxed outfit. My belief is that to make an Indian outfit different, you need to pair it with western accessories. I love the way Anoushka was styled in the movie though and we will try and do some of those style on Indian summer as well. But here, i wear a classic print Fab India kurta with snake skin print gladiators and a cute bow clutch cum purse. It adds an edge to the outfit.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's the weekend

Kurta from Good Earth, Bag from Kala Ghoda, Bangles from the street

pants from cotton world, chaps from colaba causeway

ballerinas from lokhandwala, kurta from Cotton Cottage, chunni from Cottons

I somehow always always think i look the best in Indian. On Saturday, I headed for a play to Prithvi to watch the lovely "Tumhari Amrita" so decided to be all arty, and my friend Aditi looked like a pukka theatrewali too.  And on Sunday, I went for a Dosa breakfast in my favourite yellow kurta. Trust me, it's the best attire to beat the Mumbai heat and look pretty all at the same time :), If you are in a colder part of the country, just throw a shawl on!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The curvy woman stylebook

1. I think the most important thing is to highlight your best asset. I like my shoulders so i try and wear off shoulders or strappy stuff or halters. It really puts the attention there and makes you like a stunner. Another example, i have recently discovered that my upper waist, right below by bosom is where i am the thinnest, so empire line cuts are great for me...let's find out what's your best part and we will accentuate it.
2. If you want to draw attention away from your hips or that love handle, wear attractive V necks which will flatter you.
3. Never wear stuff that is too tight or too short.
4. Avoid trends such as harem pants, vertical stripes, ruffles, pleats, balloon dresses -- they just make you look bigger.
5. Darker colours streamline the body -- I noticed a friend that day wearing tight black jeans and she look gorgeous as it highlighted her booty in such a classy way.
6. Dress well inside - a well-fitted bra and shapewear will camouflage all your problem areas and is your wardrobe and confidence staple.
7. Wear a lot of Indian wear. Our clothes have been designed to suit the Indian figure -- be it the saree or the salwar kameez.. some styles will come here soon

and above all, love your needs you too!

love lots

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

One pencil skirt: two great looks

hey guys
so my first effort was to try and replicate Scar Jo's awesome style that suits all us ladies with a cool bootie. A classic pencil skirt rounds you up nicely and makes it look sexy as hell! I also have done a more casual look with the black and white halter style top. I think the best thing to do is to know what your best asset is and flaunt that. I like my shoulders so thought will show them off. Today's homework for all you gorgeous girl is to find out what your best asset is and we will dig up outfits to compliment that.

The leopard top is thrifted from Lokhandwala market. I can take you guys if you really nice to me!! The skirt is from mango. The golden heels are from Charles and Keith, the black and white top from chemistry and the black shoes from Catwalk.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

our curvy and not-so curvy inspirations

Hey guys
i love these ladies and the way they rock their curvy bodies. I chose skinny Alexa Chung because her style is pretty easy to replicate even with our bodies. Next post will be about how to replicate their style and add your own bit to it as well! tell me which style do you like best!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What is Indian Summer?

Hey guys
I abandoned this blog as I had my hands full with street style, but now as Samidha handles that with style enough for both of us :), I plan to put Indian Summer in high gear. Indian Summer will be about curvy women, more than curvy women, tips and tried and tested tricks, clothes that make us look slimmer, taller, lovelier. Clothes that make us feel good. Affordable and oh so comfortable. Indian ethnic will be high on my list and so will be western basics and dresses that suit any figure. Maybe a few make up tricks along the way too, shoes, accessories, it will all be here. I will also replicate popular styles in the simplest way possible. But at the end of the day, it will be your style that shines through. Not mine.
hope you will come drop by

Sunday, May 16, 2010

i just realised the most of us hardly dress indian, even when it's the most suited to the Indian summer. In mumbai, where i stay, doing Indian wear actually makes most sense. So from today i am going to try and add an indian touch to whatever i wear. This is a traditional look where i combine bling with traditional indian print in my chunni...i do wear gold heels from charles and keith to add a bit of edge...
I am aastha, a awriter from Mumbai, who has been feeling a little lost in life recently. It's one of those times in my life that i am questioning if i am really doing what i should be doing. So i am gonne use this blog to be as creative as i can be — in fashion, my writing, or even in the way i look at the world. This will be my take on India, be it Indian fashion or just day to day indian life. My life, in my words and images.