Chic Guide: What to do this weekend

Chic Guide: What to do this weekend

Shop: Vinegar

I visited the new store Vinegar at Bandra recently, and loved their collection. It’s feminine, quirky and chic. I especially liked their focus on multiple shades of green, seen on everything from shorts to lacey blouses.

The Vinegar Store, the ground floor of ‘Kirabo’, behind Shree Khatwari Darbar Trust, 13th road Khar, Mumbai.

Visit: Monsoon Bazaar

If you’re in Mumbai, check out the Monsoon Bazaar. They’ve got 60 women entrepreneurs and NGOs at the exhibition, selling everything from clothes to jewellery. And the add-ons are good too (tarot card reading, cooking demo, free mehendi).

Monsoon Bazaar at Blue Sea, Worli. For one day only (June 9, Saturday), 11am-7pm.

Relax: Purifying Foot Soak Fizzy from Iraya

If there’s one thing you need after a long and tiring week, it’s a good foot soak to relieve tiredness! Try Iraya’s Purifying Foot Soak Fizzy- Neem, Basil & Mint that cleanses, tones and refreshes feet. Its ingredients have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Their Lavender foot soak seems promising too.

Rs 95 for 25 gm, available at Iraya stores and select spas across India.

Iraya Foot Soak Fizzy LAvender

Discover: Ralph Lauren Big Pony fragrances

Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony collection for women has four distinct scents, and each relates to a different type of woman. My personal favourites- Pink (No 2) and Purple (No 4) matched my personality perfectly (sensual + stylish)! So spritz on the four fragrances and figure out your scent. 😉

Rs. 2900 for 50ml and Rs. 4100 for 100ml, available at leading department stores and perfumeries across India.


Ralph Lauren Big Pony fragrances-women - Copy

Chic February Guide: What to do, where to shop, what to buy this month

Chic February Guide: What to do, where to shop, what to buy this month

It’s February already! And while it’s time to take stock of broken resolutions, it’s also time to figure out your fashion agenda of the month. Here’s my guide to being chic this month.

Buy Valentine’s gifts: Fragrances

It’s the month of romance so it’s the right time to buy some chic gifts for your special someone and close friends. Give your guy the newest launch from the Giorgio Armani perfume stable—Code Sport. The fragrance is a woody aromatic citrus and an explosion of freshness on a base of torrid sensuality. I know why the ladies will love this one. 😉

Armani Code Sport

Guys looking for a special fragrance for their special gal could try Ralph Lauren Romance Valentine’s Day 2012 Limited Edition, a fresh sparkling floral. The pink-silver carton enveloped with delicate metal-grey entwining flora and vines would make her swoon. 🙂

Ralph Lauren Romance perfume

Buy Valentine’s gifts: Gizmo

The Diesel Noise Division’s VEKTR headphones are the perfect gift for a fashionable music lover (or a musical fashionista). These headphones fuse Monster’s secret experimental audio savvy with Diesel’s iconoclastic design.

Diesel headphones

The gizmo has a sharp and faceted look and translates Diesel’s obsession for innovation and details: head of the Mohican inside the cushion and on the metal piece, contrasting colour, and clash of different finishing outside-inside (shiny and matt). Even the cable is designed not to tangle. Can’t wait to hear music on this one!

Shop at: Ensemble

Ensemble’s end-of-season sale kicks off today, and if I was in the mood for designer wear that’s where I’d be headed. (I shopped at their Lion Gate store during the sale last year). Running up to February 4, you can get up to 70% off on outfits from designers like Savio Jon, Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, Gauri & Nainika, James Ferreira (picture below) and many more.

Ensemble Sale- James Ferreira

Attend: ‘Demystifying the Drape’ workshop

At Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, fashion designer Shaina N.C. will shed light on the different ways the sari can be re-vamped. The workshop is meant for those who wear saris regularly and those who don’t. I’m hoping I can make it to this workshop.

The workshop is on February 6, 2012 from 2 to 3.30 pm at Artisan’s Centre, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

Look forward to: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

FDCI & CEL AW 12 logoFDCI’s Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 kicks off February 15 in New Delhi, and it’s going to be the fashion event of the month. Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil will open the season and pave the way for over 130 designers to showcase their collection. WLIFW A/W 2012 promises to bring awesome fashion and fresh trends!









What are you looking forward to this month?

Chic Fragrances: Romantic perfumes for Valentine’s Day

The best perfumes make for great indulgences— for yourself, or as gifts for your special someone. This Valentine’s Day, gift an exotic perfume to your special someone, or choose a fragrance that makes you feel gorgeous for your night out.

L’Occitane Fleur Cherie Eau de Toilette

This new fragrance has a heart of jasmine and orange blossom, with a lingering aroma of musk and patchouli.

L'Occitane Fleur Cherie perfume

Emporio Armani Diamonds

Adorn your dressing table with this diamond-inspired perfume bottle (Diamonds for femme). Though the fruity freshness comes from raspberry and lychee, the perfume has a floral heart built with rose, tinted by freesia and lily of the valley.

Emporio Armani Diamonds perfume

The homme variant has a woody signature, and is encased in a sleek crystal-clear bottle with a classy chrome spraycap.

Ralph Lauren Summer Romance



The latest offering from Ralph Lauren’s Romance collection, this fresh fruity floral perfume in a pink bottle will transport you to the nearest tropical island. The fragrance evokes romance with blooming flowers (hibiscus, tiare flower), exotic fruits (mandarin, passion fruit), and milky sweet musk (exotic woods, apricot musk).

Ralph Lauren Summer Romance perfume

Which is your favourite “romantic” perfume?

Chic Weekend Videos: Ralph Lauren’s 4D Fashion

It’s the weekend, and we recommend you kickstart it with some great videos for the weekend. We’re talking about Ralph Lauren’s 4D Big Pony presentation, shown in London and New York earlier this month, to celebrate a decade of the brand’s digital innovation.

Prepare to be blown away as the Ralph Lauren flagship stores change shape, chandeliers hang from the sky, a chic belt is wrapped around the buildings, and polo players gallop across the facades as if in the midst of an exciting match….

Must-watch for fashionistas, technobuffs, geeks, artists, or anyone who loves a spectacular show. Enjoy!

Here’s the New York show:

And the London one:

Have a great weekend and stay chic!

To know more, visit the Ralph Lauren site.