Last Sunday I had my first fashion week experience (Bangalore, I love you, but Bangalore Fashion Week doesn’t quite count).While felt a little lost in the sea of designers, bloggers, fashion editors and stylists, I did enjoy seeing people come out in their street-style finery. Although I didn’t manage to capture everyone who’s outfits I admired, here’s my shortlist of the best street style at Lakme Fashion Week.
WHO : Riya Jain, Blogger
WHY: Those Fishnet Ankle Socks paired with D’orsay Heels. Dam girl.
When Kiehls India asked me to host an afternoon for them at their Bangalore store in Phoenix Marketcity , the decision was a no-brainer! Kiehl’s reputation precedes it and the quality of their products is famously impeccable. What followed was an afternoon of polaroid pictures, skin consultations, delicious hors d’oeuvres and lots of catching up with all the blogger babes & lovely ladies who joined me at the store! Everyone who attended got a skincare consultation as well as Kiehls product samples to take home with them so that they could try the products before making a purchase. (more…)
So in my last post I shared with you guys the amazing experience I had at the Elle Carnival for a Cause here in Bangalore on April 12th. Here are a few images of what I wore for the event. Bangalore’s weather is being very moody right now- its sweltering one second and pouring the next, so my trusty denim jacket is a lovely layer I carry with me everywhere. Would you believe it turns 11 this summer ! I only wish my mother hadn’t convinced 13 year old me to buy a jacket two sizes too big. If anything, I’m thinner than my younger , cake loving self.(but I still love cake)
Fabulous fashion, great good, and a wonderful cause – the combination is pretty unbeatable. Every year the Ogaan Cancer Foundation and Elle India get together to throw the Elle Carnival for a Cause. Proceeds from the event go toward raising breast cancer awareness and supporting the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital. This year The Elle India team and PR Pundit were nice enough to invite me to the event, which took place at the Taj West End on April 12th.
Last week was a week of firsts- reason being, I hosted my first Pop Up store with Cupidity Bags and Pipa+Bella jewellery (yay). I went to Chickpet for the very first time in search of perfect packaging and sure enough got lost. I hauled tables across town for the first time to save on transportation costs only to later realise that maybe I would’ve been better off paying the transport fee. And also for the first time, I scoured through Indiranagar for paperwallas in search of the perfect carton box, alas, to no avail. But, in the middle of all of this madness, it was also the first time I had an idea and executed it on my own till the very end. Agreed, the scale was small, and it was really not that difficult to organize. But it was something. It was a start.
I’ve got some pretty exciting news this week! I’m having a small sale/pop up store for friends, family and readers of my blog this weekend (31st May-1st June) at Aga Abbas Ali Road (near MG Road) in association with two amazing brands- Pipa+Bella Jewellery and Cupidity Bags. I’ve been a fan of both brands for a while now, and am very excited to be hosting this pop-up sale.
Statement jewellery has been an essential part of my wardrobe for some time now, because it can make an otherwise standard looking outfit quite striking. Here I’m wearing two pieces by Pipa+Bella which are going to be on sale at my pop-up store this weekend.(Although I do wish I was wearing some pipa bella rings here!)
Last weekend I had my first real blogger-esque experience. The wonderful people at Splash invited a whole bunch of Bangalore bloggers to be a part of the launch of their Spring Summer collection at their M.G. Road store.
What followed was a Tropical themed afternoon with Orchid garlands, mocktails and lots of bright happy clothes. The agenda was to spend some time looking at their new collection, and then put together a Tropical look.