September to me always feels like the month in the middle. The monsoons are almost getting over but it is still a while till winters descends. Also most festivities only begin by end September closer to October which go on till January. So this month usually inspired a change in trends keeping to the fact that winter is coming and summer is retreating. Hence the site is going to be more about straight line products and clean interiors. So here are the Style picks of this week
1. Box, Momentz
2. Abbracciaio Candle stands, Kartell at Pallate
3. Side Table, Ebony Gautier
4. Ottoman, Chizzle
5. Great Lips Great Cause, Clinique
6. DVF for Diet Coke
7. Geometric Bud vase, Arttd’inox
8. Heavenly creature mineralize eye shadow, MAC
9. Meditteraneo appetizer bowl, houseproud.in
10.Blueberry jam, Stonewall kitchen at Kelebec
I usually stay away from fashion and beauty but if it is a fun assignment like these photoshoots I did for Maxim magazine I give in at times. I know most men run away at the thought of applying any grooming products, but guys, honestly it pays to look and smell good at all times. And ladys love well groomed men. So here are the shoots along with product details. Go ahead smell good and look refreshed through these hot months.
Deodorants- Maxim India, June 2012
Photographs by Binaifer Bharucha
Styled by Aparna Kaistha
Flamboyant Antiperspirant Roll on, Oriflame, Rs.179
After a while and back on popular demand I am bringing back the style pciks of the week section. The idea is really simple, among the tons of products that are mailed to me each week I select a few which I feel are the strongest products. Incase you are upcoming product or interior designers do send me your stuff I will put them up.
1.Tea cup and Saucer, Debenhams
2.Bohemian Rug, Cocoon fine rugs
3.Cherub Collection towel rack, Sherle Wagner
4.Arm Chair, Chizzle
5.Chubby Stick Lip Balm, Clinique
6.Assorted small books, Eco Corner
7.Felt Rose Pouffe, Address Home
8.Nina Ricci, Excluzen.com
9.Padmasana Ganesh, Lladro
10.St. Tropez Basket bed, Kelebec
The heat is rising and honestly the only thing going on in my mind right now is to go to some really cold place for a few days or sit in my refrigerator. The latter option seems more likely cause for some reason no travel plans are working out. This is when I start missing my job, cause I love travelling and I got to travel all over for shoots when I was working full time as a stylist for magazines.(Thats me in Kashmir a few years back. Sigh! nice such a beautiful place and great weather)
Anyway, moving on, this week I had such a tough time chosing the products, in a good way. Trust me this has to have been the toughest call i have ever had to make to chose products. I liked so many, So anyway here is my final list, some are great to take along on your vacation and some are great to bring home to create a vacation space indoors
Daisy Marc Jacobs, cause it looks as fresh as it smells
Bird Tea Set, arttd’inox, Oh my god, just look at the little birdies they are so adorable. Would be a great conversation starter for any Tea parties you are planning to host this summer.
Personalised Towels, Rhea International. This is a great gifting idea to give a loved one. It can be done on towels, napkins even bed sheets and pillow covers. In your own house get these done for your bathroom towels so you can create hotel style at your own place.
Fresh Bloom Blush, Clinique. I am mostly attracted to the floral design, but having used this it also looks great with the right tints of pink on your cheeks.
White Lemon collection, Nyassa. Again this refereshing collection of hand and Body wash smells and feels refreshing. Bring it into your home to beat the heat
Colours of Life Collection, Cocoon Fine Rugs. I love the pattern and designs on this collection. It looks like a peice of art on your floor, or just actually hang it n the wall
Travel Pouches, Maspar. Well the jewelled colours are so vibrant, I want one in each shade just so I can travel with them or even use them as make-up bags at home.
Baguette, Fendi. I don’t think one needs an excuse to own a Fendi. In this case the colourful Retro pattern is making me swoon. Would look great with all your neutral linen outfits this summer.
Eco Range side by side refrigerator, Electrolux. Besides the gorgeous and sleek design the entire energy and water saving angle gets two thumbs up from me
Elegant Summer Collection, Punam Kalra. As the name suggests its elegant and sleek. Specially for summers when you don’t want anything to heavy to be in your sight.