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Street Style at Lakme Fashion Week

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.

Street Style at Lakme Fashion Week WHO : Riya Jain, Blogger

WHY: Those Fishnet Ankle Socks paired with D’orsay Heels. Dam girl.

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An Afternoon with Kiehls

Kiehls India 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…)

Elle Carnival for a Cause-2

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)

elle carnival for a cause

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Elle Carnival for a Cause

elle carnival for a cause

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.

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Pop Up Success!

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.

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A State of Style- Pop up Store

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.

pipa bella rings by deepali kini astateofstyle.com

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!)

pipa bella rings by deepali kini astateofstyle.com

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Tropical Fever with Splash- Spring Summer 2014

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.

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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.

HOLIDAY (3)

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A Thing Called Love

Last weekend was quite epic for Bangalore music lovers.On Friday evening Above and Beyond played in the city for the second time and NH7 Weekender was over Saturday and Sunday – with lots and lots of artists and stages for all kinds of music genres. I made it to the concert on Friday, but couldn’t go for NH7( really bummed that I missed out on The Raghu Dixit Project , Kailasa, Papon and the East India Company and many many more)

Bangalore’s edm scene has been exploding – just this year we’ve had Tiesto, Hardwell , Swedish House Mafia, Paul Van Dyk and Fedde leGrand all perform in the city (the last two were at Surnburn Bangalore) . And popular opinion is that the Above and Beyond concert at Jayamahal last year has been the best so far.  So expectations were quite high for their second stint in the city.

The extremely talented Anoop Nagendra shot these before I left for the concert.

 

23

I turned 23! Its been 2 days, and I’m still recovering from all the birthday debauchery 😀 The festivities started Sunday afternoon, and went on till Tuesday night!
This week has been quite monumental, with my birthday also having been my last day at work. And while I’ve been thinking about growing older, and figuring out where my life is headed next and what I want to do in the coming year, I’ve also put some thought to the idea of age and what is really signifies (or doesn’t). 
I feel we all have expectations of where (in our lives) we are supposed to be at a certain age. And this is mostly impacted by society, our family, and our notion of what we feel is ‘right’. We end up measuring what we have achieved , and what we are yet to achieve. And even though I try not to , I end up comparing myself to my peers- people who I feel are ‘on the right track’. 
Having attended  The Valley School ( started by the J Krishnamurti foundation)  for the greater part of my schooling, this seemed all too familiar. For the 7 years I was at the Valley, it was drilled into us- don’t compare yourselves to others. But this week was the first time, I’ve found this truly relevant to my life. And maybe if we even attempt to live by what Krishnamurti said all his life, this number that we let define us will become far less significant. 
I had a wonderful birthday, with lots of celebration , surrounded by the people I love the most. I hope this year turns out to be as amazing as this last week has been. Details of what I wore in the pictures below. 
Love :)

The dress is from asos.com and similar ones can be found here, here and here.

Dress- Asos; Heels- Aldo

Flower Clip- Forever 21; Earrings- Accessorize

                     

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