New Launch: Shingora

Established three decades ago, Shingora has been offering the most spectacular products in the fashion and lifestyle spaces globally. Shingora products embrace a delicate balance between the traditional Indian designs that are lifted to suit contemporary tastes, and colors that lend it an international touch. This luxurious label offers an array of beautiful throws and cushions to match and fit every setting seamlessly. Each piece curated in this label is one of its kind, the product is developed in-house, thus not compromising on the quality of material used. This tastefully curated collection is broadly divided into three categories, each with a different look and feel to add a perfect finishing touch to your home decor.

Shingora home, www.stylecity.in Shingora home, www.stylecity.in

For the first style the design team has made an effort to revive the golden age of William Morris. A lot of medieval style tapestry motifs like wreaths, parrots, pomegranate etc are tessellated to create overall patterns in interesting 3D surfaces.Second set of the collection is inspired from the classic, traditional Paisleys. They never go out of style and complement any contemporary as well a traditional set up impeccably. The third category in this collection is inspired from modern floral edgy prints. Each piece is a conversation starter that brings quirkiness and fun to a conventional seating area.The fabrics used in making this collection vary from cotton, wool and chenille that are 100% pure. The products range is retailed at an MRP of Rs. Rs 2995 to Rs 6995.After making a mark with their home décor line in the international market, Shingora, the retailer synonymous to style and elegance launches their Home label in India via their e-commerce portal shop.shingora.net this season.

Style Picks: Festive Collection

Happy Diwali! May your lives be filled with glitter and glamour, and of course some of these gorgeous products!

By Isha Marwaha
By Isha Marwaha

1. Galahad chandelier, Visionaire Verona collection by Ipe Cavalli
2. Chev-Ikat Mug, Style Bean
3. Peacock, Tourbillon
4. Tulip Damask Cushion, Good Earth
5. Khatoon Partition, Aria Interior Design
6. Serai Jewel Glasses, Good Earth
7. ‘Tema e Variazioni’ Plates, Fornasetti
8. Samarah Collection, Villeroy and Boch
9. Brass Tumblers, www.Houseproud.in
10. Cushion, The lifestyle Temple
11. Elephant Rhinestone Bolsa, Judith Leiber
12. Bovery Chair, Visionaire by Ipe Cavalli

Trend: Indigo Rising

This summer a trend that seems to really be going around is Indigo.. Finding its roots in Indian dyes, the colour is seen to be a big trend which will catch up later in the year..Here is a picture essay showcasing Indigo from around the world..

Trend Indigo, www.stylecity.in

Trend Indigo, www.stylecity.in
Spotted on the runways of: Valentino, Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY
Indigo Blue Industrial look, www.stylecity.in
Indigo Blue Industrial look © pia ulin
Styling Cleo Scheulderman Photograph Jeroen van der Spek
Styling Cleo Scheulderman Photograph Jeroen van der Spek
Indigo Pocket Squares
Indigo Pocket Squared
Elle Decoration
Elle Decoration

The images have been linked back to their original site

A touch of rural India; Surjivan Farms

The other day thanks to some work I ended up visiting Surjivan Farms in Manesar, a boutique property that has a tie up with Haryana Tourism. Nestled within 50-acres of lush green farmlands, 34 kms off NH8, Surjivan is an ethnic resort based on a traditional Indian Village theme. I met the husband and wife duo who run this resort and have been doing so for over a decade, they seem very passionate about this property and it is only when they have a group booking that it is open to public with the cooks bought in for an traditional experience. The huts are made completely out of mud with terracotta tiles and the basic furniture in the room like bed, dressing table too have been made from mud, covered with authentic Indian fabrics and bedcovers. For an authentic rural Indian experience they have a dining area where you sit and eat on the floor while women make fresh ‘chappatis’ on ‘chulas’ to be served.

Surjivan Resort, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resort, www.stylecity.in

They have loads of adventure activities such as Para Gilding, Rock Climbing, and Zorbing, along with out-door sports, swimming pool and an option to have a rain dance. I did not get a chance to really try out the experience hence cannot do a review, but in terms of looks and décor it truly felt like an authentic Rural experience. Also I went mid-June which is the hottest time of the year. To truly enjoy this experience you should plan a trip, day trip or over night maybe between October-March.
For Reservations and Booking
Surjivan Resort- D 3-3513, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -110 070
Deven: +91 9810105785 Alka: +91 9810291294
Tel: 011 26894866

Handcrafted luxury with Bandhini Home

Bandhini Home was formed in 1980 out of a love for Indian craftsmanship and techniques like handlooms, weaving, hand embroidery and tie-&-dye. The brand operates in designing and producing beautiful luxury home furnishings. The brand’s creations tell stories of legacy, culture, and history from around the globe, interpreted for the modern and globally aware consumer.

Bandhini Home -Champagne Collection

Bandhini Home products amalgamate a wide spectrum of cultural themes including Egyptians motifs, inspiration from 60’s Manhattan, luxurious velvets that reference royal themes, beaded silks, embroideries and weaves of Kutch and Punjab, modern interpretations of the Jamawar weaves of Kashmir and contemporary versions of the timeless silk brocade. The current collection blends ethnicity with fashion trends and global cultures. With time, Bandhini Home has emerged as a global brand for a global audience, retaining its close association with cottage industries in creating luxury products which tell a story of the past, present and future.
www.bandhinihome.com

Greek and Shiny

Usually Indian jewellery is synonymous with lots of intricately carved metal work and beautiful stone set in them. And why not, it is Indian tradition and heritage afterall. But to be honest, I am not much of a jewellery person, infact much to the dismay of my grandparents and family I hardly wear any jewellery. So even though I have tons of jewellery gifted to me over my years growing up (and more coming my way when I “finally” decide to settle down) I just never get down to wearing most of it. Even the rare occasion I do wear something for a wedding or formal event, it goes into my bag way before the event is over. Well much to my delight Zoya has come up with a new Greece selection which is intricate yet wearable for people like me who don’t like the really heavy stuff. Or maybe I am just partial cause I have had a fascination for Greece and Greek mythology from a very young age. (come on, did you ever see how hot the Gods were?) So I will definitely want to own one of these and maybe so should you.

 

 

Zoya is a chain of luxury diamond boutiques by Tata. It is both a product and a retail brand.The store deals in exquisite styled ranges, primarily in diamonds, apart from the traditional and fusion polki & kundan jewelry.Creating a new setting, form and design for diamonds, Zoya contemporarizes the famed iconography of the Greek medallion inspired design sensibility and interpreting it fashionably. Each elegantly crafted piece in the Greece Collection is an ode to Zoya’s journey, to share its own glorious story.