August Style Picks

1. Sérum Advanced Génifique Blanc, Lancôme, Rs.5,000 upwards
2. F-Dita Sofa, Christopher Guy at Ace Maison Experience Center, Rs. 6,29,760
3. Classic 3 Arms Candleabra, Address Home, Rs.1,490
4. Diwan Luxury Living by Royal Koas, price on request
5. Glasses and Mats, India Circus
6. Malika Wine Goblet, Address Home, Rs.2,890 (set of 2)
7. Ritu Kumar Collection, Oriflame, Rs.1,090 upwards
8. Shower Curtain, http://www.simplecastle.com, Rs.1,681
9. Emerald Earrings, Tara Jewellers, price on request
10. Tudor bench by Manika Chopra, Rs.28,000

Focus- Funky Pattern

Be it Tribal influence, Stripes or Graphic; bright coloured pattern play a huge role this season especially in interior design. Spotted a few weeks back in a Delhi show home was Ikat and other tribal motif’s while retro patterns and prints have been spotted on cushions and cutlery quite a bit the past few years. A great way to incorporate this trend is by bringing in doses of bright patterned fabric and accessories in a neutral room. And you don’t need to stick to just one style, mixing patterns and prints is also a big hit this season..
P.S Remember the shoes I spotted at NDTV Good Times lifestyle awards, same theme

Photograph by Karolina GembaraStyled by Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by Karolina Gembara
Styled by Aparna Kaistha

1. Background Fabric, StyleCity, Rs.400 per mtr 2. Pencil Tray, Silk Road and Beyond, Rs.1,995 3.Mug on tray, Springflies.com, Rs.250 4.Stripe Ramekins, FCML Store, Rs.1,840 5.Plates, Home Stop, Rs.249 onwards 6.Cushion used a Napkin, Springflies.com, Rs.800 for set of two 8. Stripe Cake and Knife server, FCML Store, Rs.1,740 9.Earrings, Crazy Daisy, Rs.200 10.Garnet necklace, StyleCity, Rs.1,800

Aparna_1 1111.Background Fabric, StyleCity, Rs.400 per mtr 2.Plate, Home Stop, Rs.349 3.Stripe Ramekin, FCML Store, Rs.1,840 (part of Set) 4.Power Shine Lipstick, Oriflame, Rs.398 5.Hyper Strech Mascara, Oriflame, Rs.398 6.Perfect Blush, Oriflame, Rs.479

Style Picks of the Week

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
—  Douglas Adams

1. Bustier, Vintage Goth
2. Chaste Lamp Shades, AA Living
3. Fables Chair, Qboid Design House
4. “A CUBE” Chandelier, Mathieu Lustrerie
5. Giordani Gold Pressed Bronzing Pearls, Oriflame
6. Paper Chandelier by Studio Job for Moooi, available at Pallate
7. Raisa Ring, www.diamondere.com.
8. Tea Stack, WRAP by Gunjan Gupta
9. Vintage Trunks, Bucks
10. Around the World Bath and bed Sets, Bombay Dyeing

Summer Grooming for men

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 2012
Deodorants- Maxim India 2012

Deodorants- Maxim India, June 2012
Photographs by Binaifer Bharucha
Styled by Aparna Kaistha

  1. Flamboyant Antiperspirant Roll on, Oriflame, Rs.179
  2. L’eau D’Issey Sport, Issey Miyake Homme, Rs.1,500
  3. Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick, Clinique, Rs.1,050
  4. Of a Man Antiperspirant Deodorant, The Body Shop, Rs.705
  5. Zen Deodorant Stick, Shiseido, Rs.1,700
  6. Deo Frission Verdon, L’occitane, Rs.1,290
  7. Deep Impact Deodorant, Oriflame, Rs.179
Sunscreens- Maxim India 2012

Sunscreens- Maxim India, July 2012
Photographs Binaifer Bharucha
Stylist Aparna Kaistha

  1. Ligne Soliel, Pevonia at Saks, Price on Request
  2. White Active moisturising fluid, Loreal men expert, Rs.699
  3. UV Expert GN Shield, Lancome- Rs.1950
  4. Daily moisture boost, Elemis at Saks, Price on Request
  5. Perfect UV Protector, Shiseido, Rs.2,100
  6.  Dermatologist Solutions Daily UV defence, Kiehl’s,Rs.1900
  7. Age fighting Moisturiser, Neutrogena, Rs.450
  8. Cell Repair Moisturiser, Nivea, Rs.239