Trendy Summers with Titli By Sakshi Uppal

Hey All,

So I’ve come up with a fun blog for all the girls out there. The temperature is high enough and the scorching heat makes it very difficult for us to wear jeans. We all girls going to college, work, vacation, outing, or anywhere look for trendy, summerish, outfits.

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I explored a brand TITLI, which serves this purpose and provides you with some beautiful dresses which are trendy and effortlessly stylish.

The Brand was started by Sakshi Uppal as a result of her love for fashion. She was very keen of fashion and clothes since childhood, suddenly one day she realised that her love for fashion can also be her profession and TITLI was born. With clients appreciating her work and expansion of network, the brand grew. When asked why the designe, Sakshi names the brand “TITLI” she told me she was obsessed with butterflies and one day while going through her clothes she came up with the idea of naming her brand TITLI (which means butterfly). Her silhouettes are very different and she has quirky prints on jumpsuits, tops, dresses and moreover ethnic wear.

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The brand has launched it’s summer collection with some comfortable yet stylish dresses perfect for summers. With beautiful prints, and indian textile Sakshi has tried to create some beautiful pieces without having to spend much.

From vibrant colored dresses and jumpsuits to some soothing Indo-Western prints it’s all here

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She has a crazy collection of Indo- western dresses and palazzos

Some beautiful dresses which you cannot say no to.

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It’s all here. You can follow her on instagram- @titlibysakshiuppal and go through her beautiful summer collection.

Also guys, don’t forget to follow me on instagram- @beard.and.lipstick

All the pictures are clicked by Sahaj- @beardzonephotography and Anu- @davisbhai

Locatop: Hauz Khas and Dilli Haat, NSP

Much Love

Do wait for the next blog coming up soon…

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Fun at Gaming Vegas

Hi guys! So this is the first time I am writing something not related to fashion. It’s something really fun and you guys won’t be able to resist from checking it out.

So recently I was invited to Gaming Vegas- a really fun gaming space in Logix Mall Noida. They’ve got a bunch of arcade games {bowling, air hockey etc}, video games as well as some 3D delights. Whatever tickets you win at these, you can redeem at their store for fun merch {stuffed toys, stationery, superhero stuff etc}.

The staff there was really warm and was helping the kids with all the games. They have a dedicated area for kids.

The kids enjoyed several games like bowling, clay art, bowling, fun rides and a lot more!! They have some great discounts going on which you guys much check out. 

Also, they have a cafe inside which serves some delicious food and is healthy too. Below I am sharing the images of what I did and the special discounts going on!! 🙂 

Don’t forget to check it out guys! Most of you are gonna spend your sunday there. Enjoy!! 

INDIA RUNWAY WEEK- Season 10: TRENDS THAT RULED THE RAMP

The recently concluded India Runway Week was chock full of inspired designers and their inspiring designs. We take a look at the ensembles as they were sashayed down the ramp, picking out details that anybody can add to their wardrobe, to transform into a style phenomenon.
1. WEAR STRIPES TO LOOK SLIM

Udayan Dalmia presented Chic designs and utility while keeping sustainability in mind. The spring summer 2018 collection is fully made in natural dyes and organic cotton, keep the waste to minimum. Oindrilla Das presented “ PERFECT BLEND “ with the old and new in crisp silhouttes and inventive designs .Ensembles which can be incorporated from day to evening look for the women of today who needs to multitask every day. Jenjum Gadi presented PHROZUH- the cotton yarn. His collection is inspired by cotton yarn which is use to weave the fabric for the collection. His collection is a pure balance of masculinity and femininity and inspired by this characteristics most of the silhouettes are gender fluid or unisex. 


2. GOLD AND SHIMMER FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS

Nikhita Tandon’s Mynah Designs is hand crafted by the skilled craftsmen from around the country. The fusion of tradition and modernity can be seen in the collection, adorns the beauty of today’s women., Saaj by Ankita’s collection celebrates the ‘coming alive of the modern era’, through the rhapsody of colors, that gently transcend into harmonious symmetries of vintage floral patterns in pinks, gold’s, gorgeous greens and yellows made of beautiful silk embroideries and futuristic cuts, that synchronise to fill the void for a vintage-contemporary bridal space. Designer Sadan Pande’s collection was Kanchali Summer festive- a colorful collection inspired from a culturally rich state of Rajasthan. Known for its traditional colorful art and artistic traditions. Kanchali is a pure reflection of Rajasthani culture with a twist of new silhouettes and drapes to compliment today’s modern men and women. With vibrant colors, embroidery, mirror work and motifs to reflect the cultural presence of Rajasthan in it. Rohit Arora collection is adorned by the botanical embroidery engraved on subtle mix of colours like pink , blues , green etc. From the brides bouquet to the beautiful centerpieces few people realize the time, effort, and consideration that goes into the planning of a wedding. Varsana by Vandana Jaju & Aditi Jaju presented “The Window”, in broader term signifies the scenic view outside ones window on a summer morning. Beautiful flowers shining towards the sun, rustling leaves, branches of trees and the singing birds, create a story line of their Collection. The palette of the collection descends through a range of bright as well as soothing spectrum of colors, perfect for a summer wardrobe.


3. TEXTILE LOOKS FROM IRW

Agnimitra Paul presented her textile collection from Kolkata. It was hand weaved fabric from bihar. Geometric designs & Colourful. As label is known for bold and colourful feel. Hight fashion street wear with a twist of comfort and feel of handcrafted details .It’s kind of back to basic and beatheable fabric. Shravan’s unprecented collection of Rags & Accessories solely crafted from Handwoven warp-faced Denim fabric using Ikat weaving technique. Beyond imagination is Denim Ikat and the concept mapped us to enter easiest part of our daily wear commonly known as Jeans. Denim Ikat collection of Indigo denim, done using VAT Dyes brings together comfort & ethnic essence with a strong positive, sensual and disruptive style. Collection of Denim Ikat is a blend of Cotton & Lycra. Daniel Siyem collection “ShaKiLum” uses the textiles of the tribes of Meghalaya to create a deconstructed, gender-fluid collection that highlights the unique tribal essence of the state within a modern and edgy collection. A slow fashion collection, it celebrates the beauty of stepping back and slowing down, thinking about the earth that sustains each of us and celebrating the continuity in nature. Niharika Pandey presented hand weaved fabric from Bihar in geometric designs. Her label is known for bold and colorful feel. Her collection is a blend of High fashion street wear with a twist of comfort and feel of handcrafted details. 


4. PASTELS FOR THIS SEASON

Kavita Aggarwals’s bridal collection was a tribute to Pietra Dura’s vivacity and a captivating look into new application for this age-old art form. The embroidery in her ensembles is a replication of Pietra Dura motifs – not so much in technique as in aesthetics. As crossover fashion doesn’t merely adorn a wearer, it transforms her, she dedicate this Indo-western fusion to the modern Indian woman, who’s rooted in traditions, yet open to fresh explorations. Shivaanii R Singhania’s line consists of draped gowns, peplum styles, fitted trousers and layered full

lengths. Soft and sheer fabrics like organza, tulle, satins have been combined with heavy-embellished embroideries to help balance the richness. In all, it’s an exploration of fantasy rendered with glamour, passion and purity. Ridha by Rohit’s collection was a mixed bag from the brides bouquet to the beautiful centerpieces few people realize the time, effort, and consideration that goes into the planning of a wedding. The floral patterns and arrangements into a garment are just one part of the battle. Silhouettes are their label’s signature styles.

 

5. NINE YARDS GLORY

Ambica under her label named as Peeli kothi showcased Banarasi saree collection. The collection was based on make in India textiles. . Sunidhi Garodia’s collection was based on the theme “ IRO of life”. IRO is basically a Japanese word which means color and the whole collection is inspired by the different colors and the meaning that each individual takes from it to their life. It’s rightly said-“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” And so does the collection reflect the happiness, the joy, the darks of colors and what it reflects into our lives. Designer Shravan Kummar showcased textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection was organically dyed and all handmade. 


6. JUMPSUITS FOR COOL LOOK

Shefali Dhaka Sirohi- The Spring/Summer’18 collection is inspired by the pendulums. The silhouettes are asymetric balances. Panelling and pleating techniques have been used at frictionless points to create equilibrium between the asymmetry. The drapes move over the body in cowls like the pendulums do. The embroidery motives are imbalanced triangular pieces hung on balanced wires. Rich Silks, chanderi weaves, Organzas and Chiffons are used which signify the two extremes of the pendulum. Vagmi by Shradha Goenka’s collection ‘Walk in the Sky ‘ has been created to showcase female embodiment of enlightened energy. The garments are made for strong women of today’s age who are liberated and free and no more tied to kitchen. Bold and playful silhouettes would be featured keeping modernity of Indian women in mind. Istuti and Vivek’s collection aims to give you the natural comfort and ease, where ever you go. The collection enhance one’s personality for various occasions, giving the feel home comfort. Designer believes in creating their trends by following nature.

 

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ADA CHIKAN x THE LAAL CHOORI

Hi Lovely People

It’s been long time I haven’t done a blog but I am back with a lot for you guys! Sp I’ve decided everyday I’ll be posting one blog as I have a lot for you guys!

So, I recently received some gorgeous kurtis from ADA Chikan, it is a store where you would get beautiful chikankari embroided suits, sarees, kurtis and a lot more.

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Most of you would know what chikankari is but let me breif you all what it is. So, Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Beleived to have been introduced by Noor Jehan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jhangir, it is one of Lucnkow’s best known textile decoration.

Below I am sharing some motifs of emboidery of chikankari.

I receibed 3 kurtis one of which I would be feuturing in the blog-

It is a beautiful red and black kurti with emboidery done all over it. I paired it up with a black palazzo from Biba India and LAAL CHOORI (Red Bangles).

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NOW COMING TO THE LAAL CHOORI( Red Bangles)

Red Bangles have a great significance in Indian culture. A bangle is one of the most important ornament that Indian women wear.

Firozabad city is known for it’s glass and bangle works which is the most shopped product by tourist and local people from markets of Firozabad. The city is the central hub to many glass manufacturing industries. and also many small scale glass related industries.

From a child to an old person, they all know the process of glass making. There are small tiny lanes with dim lights inside where people work to create these beautiful bangles. By the time the kids start having their senses they are taught to create bangles. This is such an irony that a dark room with a dim light and kind hands working create so beautiful masterpieces.

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Also, I am sharing the pictures from my look and how I paired my Kurti. If you guys have any suggestion you are free to contact me on kukrejajasmine2@gmail.com

Also guys do follow me on Instagram for daily updates- beard.and.lipstick

Shoot Details:

kurti- Ad Chikan, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Palazzo- Biba India

Bnagles- Local Market in Delhi

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Photography: Sahaj Singh, instagram handle- beard.and.lipstick

Location Courtesy: Lodhi Garden, New Delhi

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Do like and comment guys if you like my blog. Also I have a lot many blogs piled up for you guys!

Much Love

Jasmine

Empowering The Pink

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear PINK? There are thousands of thoughts with thousands of minds reading this.

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When I hear pink, I see Power, I hear the roar of a lioness screaming and telling the whole world that she has the power to change the world. Each women in this whole planet is a WARRIOR!! She has the potential to push herself to an extreme limit and she has already conquered.

You all must be thinking why I am writing this blog. I am not going to make you guys wait any more. I came across a very sad trend going on which I witnessed on Instagram i.e one women abusing, degrading and demolishing the image of another women in front of everyone even if she does not know her personally giving lame comments, judging and showing that even in today’s world we cannot empower women because another women is standing there to push you down.

Although it might seem very normal to some as you would think that in a democratic country like India you are free to throw your opinion and it’s fine if you say something without even thinking twice. But, do we really need to be negative? Why can’t we lift each other up.

I don’t understand why some random stranger lashes out at you with hatred. Is it really necessary? How is someone going to be his or her own self when people have a list of things they don’t like about you and somehow you end up thinking- do I really need to change. NOO!! The answer is a big no. Don’t let one phrase poison you, don’t take it harder on yourself. Just think that people don’t talk about normal people instead they think about exceptional people that yes sweetheart that’s YOU- 😉

So now this is to each and every girl and boy, make it a point we need to have some discipline once we are on a social media platform. We need not talk rubbish about anyone cause it’ gonna make you look stupid.

Let each women empower other women and as we all know the power of PINK is really great. When we unite we do wonders.

So guys let’s start the change by a small step forward use the hashtag #womenempowerwomen and share this post as much as you can and all you gotta do is head to my Instagram- @beard.and.lipstick and repost this post, post a picture of yourself wearing pink tag us and let the world know what you think about social media harassment and how are you gonna stop it.

I hope this small effort by me would get a smile on each of your’s face. So why wait let’s start.

Much Love

xoxoxoxox

 

Valentine’s Day Lookbook- Sahaj & Jasmine

Valentine’s Day is just another day to us. We decided very early that we won’t express our love on just a particular day. So, what we do on Valentine’s Day is just spend a little more time with one another and try not to fight on silly things.

Yes, we do love to dress up nicely on Valentine’s Day also this blog is for all who are wondering what to wear on Valentine’s Day.

We have created 4 looks for different type of celebration from really casual to a formal one.

So let’s start.

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LOOK 1

THE TWINNING TRAIL

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There can be no better day to wear these super cute captioned themes which say he is the king and she is the queen!!

We got these lovely tees from Amritsar, India while on a trip and since then we are wondering when to wear these.

OUTFIT DETAILS:

WHAT HE WORE

Jeans- Lifestyle Stores

Shoes- Adidas

King Captioned Tee- Amritsar

WHAT SHE WORE

Jeans- Levis

Shoes- H&M

Queen Captioned Tee- Amritsar

It’s a very casual look you just have to grab your pants on and wear these cute tees and you are ready!

LOOK-2 

THE PINK CUPID

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Okay, so what we did in this look is quite casual yet formal. We decided to team up pink and played with it.

OUTFIT DETAILS

WHAT HE WORE

Shirt- H&M

Trousers- Lifestyle Stores

Shoes & Belt- Bought it from an online store

WHAT SHE WORE

Short Kurti- Sabhyata

Culottes- Rajouri Garden Market

Block Heels- Rajouri Garden Market

Leaf Jhumkas- Incense, Rajouri Garden

LOOK 3

LET’S BE PLAYFUL

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This was a super quick yet smart look, where in he wanted to keep it smart and casual she wanted to be quite playful.

OUTFIT DETAILS

WHAT HE WORE

Black Tee- Bangkok

Red Check Shirt- Forever 21

Denim Jacket- Max Fashion

Jeans- Lifestyle Stores

WHAT SHE WORE

White Rose Patched Shirt- Incense, Rajouri Garden Market

Check Skirt- Bangkok

Mesh Dress- Bangkok

Block Heels- Rajouri Garden Market

Hat- 99 Store

LOOK 4

VINTAGE ALL AGAIN

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Soooo, Guys we are a huge fan of Vintage Looks, so this V-Day why not go all grand and vintage? And so here is the look.

OUTFIT DETAILS

WHAT HE WORE

White Shirt- Lifestyle Stores

Black Trouser- Westside Stores

Belt and Shoes- Online Shopping on Instagram

Cape- Incense, Rajouri Garden Market

Muffler- Mount Abu

Hat- 99 store

WHAT SHE WORE

Top- Flea Market in Delhi

Skirt- Incense, Rajouri Graden Market

Bracelet- Gifted by Granny

Hair Accessory- Bangkok

So guys this is it for the valentines day outfit ideas. We would be coming up with a lot lot lot more. Hope you all liked it. Don’t forget to like, comment and follow us.

 

Open Letter to all in LOVE

IMG_1888That romantic playlist, butterflies in stomach, spark in eyes- each of us has felt this. What actually happens when we are in love or maybe attracted towards someone?

You treat them as if they have a heart like yours, but not everyone can be as tender as you. You don’t see the person they are, you see the person they have the potential to be. You give and give till they have taken everything out of you and you are left empty.

You never realize but when you are head over heels in love you give, and give so much that you forget how precious you are. And when you are left with so less of you, you suddenly realize what all you have been doing was soon going to be erased. The one whom you gave so much, loved so much has started taking you for granted. And this is where the journey to DISCOVER YOURSELF starts. Your mum has gone through those NINE TOUGHEST MONTHS for you to come in this world, you daddy sacrificed those new shoes and wore those torn shoes, so you can get a good education and become successful one day.

Do you still think you are not worth loving? Still think you deserve someone who would miss you just when they need you? Someone who looks at you with a shine in their eyes when they expect something out of you? Someone who bursts out at you with HATE when they are angry. You are a diamond, you are not meant to be broken. We all have a weakness, don’t let people become your weakness.

The biggest secret of a happy life is loving yourself before someone else. Don’t let yourself drown in that emotional sea of thoughts and hate rather get up and count your blessings, love the ones who had been your well wishers throughout. Don’t waste your worthy time on someone who doesn’t know who you are deep inside your heart.

Think about yourself and your loved ones, before falling for someone. Will that person stand with you, even on the darkest nights?

I hope everyone would be able to relate to this somehow, Let go things that stop you from being happy. It’s difficult, just lock yourself in a room for one day and forget it. You are precious. The world is looking out for you. Go rock the way.

xoxoxoxox

Love

Jasmine