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,, Rs.1,681
9. Emerald Earrings, Tara Jewellers, price on request
10. Tudor bench by Manika Chopra, Rs.28,000

Project Seven initiated by Zeba Kohli

To celebrate the Spirit of Entrepreurship, Business Acumen and Creativity, Zeba Kohli of “Fantasie Fine chocolate” presents “Project Seven” A Fashion, Lifestyle & Art extravaganza that brings together individuals who share her penchant for enterprise and design. “Project Seven”, inspired by the Seven Chakras; Shakti, Life, Order, Wisdom, Love, Power, Imagination & Understanding, presents the new season collections by Established as well as Upcoming Designers. Such as James Ferreira, Kavita Durazi, Divya Mohta, Kiran & Meghna, Renu Bothra “YOU”, Misbah Mitha, Shaadir Amri, Ex- Model Svetlana Casper, Nalandda Bhandari and many more to present their Pre-Festive Designs while Sonali Dalwani “Crimzon”,  Neeta Parikh, Payal Kothari and Hersh & Malini Kotecha”Stoffa” will showcase their Footwear & Accessories ; Semi precious jewellery by Ameesha Dalmia”TAD” and Kidswear by Coocoo make this a One Stop Shop for stylish, chic designs.

Gurcharan singh at Project Seven, salva rasool--jewellery at Project Seven,

An interesting highlight that makes Project Seven is the Art Lounge curated by Bina Aziz, including the finest and extensive collection of paintings, ingenious print work, art inspired jewellery and furniture and functional pieces of art. This art exhibition will feature the works of Senior artists such as Gurcharan Singh, Seema Kohli, Badri Narayan, Bhoomika Dange, Laxma Goud, Nishant Dange, Raj More , Nayanaa Kanodia and many more. Art inspired jewellery by Salva Rasool and Shubha Gokhale and inventive home accessories & furniture designed by Rajendra Chaudhari. The exhibition presents  Limited Edition Giclee prints by Jaideep Mehrotra that are on ph-neutral water-colour paper, boasting quality that is accepted as museum standard around the world. They are individually signed and numbered for exclusivity. After the print-run is over the master images will no longer be used.

India Circus at Project Seven,

Jaideep Mehrotra at Project Seven,

Indiacircus, the contemporary India inspired designcentric label by Krsna Mehta will shocwcase their vibrant home accessories, wall art and funky diaries, mugs & cases while Houseproud, the lifestyle label by Sanvari & Anjorie Alagh will be displaying their home accesories, kitchen & tableware. Making the shopping experience more worthwhile will be a “Pop Up Shop” by “Fizaa” by Zarine Khan, one of suburban Mumbais most sought after fashion destinations, presenting new collections by their designers for the first time in South Mumbai. Also showcasing for the first time a series of photographs by Salamat Husain, MF Husains grandson (a talented photographer based in Mumbai)

Title: Project Seven
Date: August 6th & 7th
Venue: Sunville Banquets, DR AB Road, Worli, Mumbai
Timings : 11am to 7pm

Trend: Powerful Black and White

Fashion to Décor: Geometrically yours, Black and White
Come summers and white is on everyone’s mind. From clothes to walls to white beaches and white snow. No one wants to be reminded of the heat, at least no one here in the South. Anyway this summer fashion designers have taken a combination of the fall’s Masculine and Springs Feminine trend to bring the perfect geometry;a Black and White graphic trend. This trend is a rage in fashion and I think looks gorgeous in décor, in fact better than the ramp according to me. Have a look, and trust me one trend you want to incorporate this summer is Black and White!

1.Minaudière, Van Cleef and Arpels,
2.Karl black and white arm chair, Maison du monde,
3. Tales of Porcelain, Christian Lacroix Maison, by Vista Alegre
4.Container New Antique Tables, Marcel Wanders, Moooi,
5.Checkered WallPaper, Aarcee,
6.Clutch, accessorize,

Fun and Quirky- Chromakey Designs

“Designers are driven by passion. They are dreamers and are blessed with a vision for a better world – a prettier one.” Chromakey Designs is a true believer of the said. Established as a designer stationery brand in 2011, Chromakey Designs has already come a long way in the past two years.

Chromakey Designs,

Royal Enfield Lamps, Chromakey Design, www.stylecity.inBrush Hooks, Chromakey Design,

Wine Corks Coasters, Chromakey Designs,

The store is a cozy space that is splashed with white washed walls and colourful products of various shapes and sizes. The product range available at the store includes designer clocks, desk lamps, laptop sleeves and personal organizers amongst other things. The store also houses some of most exclusively designed pieces including desk lamps made out the headlight of a Royal Enfield bike, a center table made completely out of refurbished scraps of a Kelvinator refrigerator, to wall hooks made of old paint brushes. Most if not all of the products are available with an option of customization. So if you want to get someone a quirky gift or even get interesting artefacts for your own place, Chromakey is the place to head to!
Address: Chromakey: a design store, 9 Taher Mansion, Opp Yes Bank, 10-A, Napeansea
Road, Mumbai.
Tel: 022-23673081

Trend: Neon Crush

Fashion to Décor: Trend Neon
Neon has been quite a trend in Fashion the past few weeks. And similarly Home décor has been influenced by Neon accessories, especially in Kitchen equipment. Fellow blogger Katie has done Trend Neon for this weeks Tag a Trend and we have taken the trend from Fashion to Décor. So you can go a bit wild this summer with Neon in your wardrobe or living space, but the rule of less applies for both, unless you want to feel like you live in a circus
or are dressed for one.

1.Alice, Edra
2.Vernis Cruise Collection, Dior
3.Folding Green Colander,
4.O-Nest chair by Tord Boontje, Moroso
5.Printable neon Stationary,
6.Tigerlily by Aparna


Trend Alert: Longing for Lace

Fashion to Décor- Trend Lace
There is something about lace besides the fact that it is definitely the most sensual fabric alongside silk, it is feminine and delicate yet mysterious and elegant. It has a vintage aura reminiscent of times gone by and yet can be just as modern while maintaining an allure of classic style. Fellow blogger Katie has done Trend Lace for this weeks Tag a Trend and we have taken the trend from Fashion to Décor. Showcasing today are products inspired from this intricate material- Lace*

Alberta Ferretti-Collette Dinnigan-Oscar de la Renta-Alexander McQueen- all images via
Alberta Ferretti-Collette Dinnigan-Oscar de la Renta-Alexander McQueen- all images via

1. Zanotta fiore partition wall by Bertero
2. Lace Pillows,
3. Miss Lacy Armchair, Philip Starck
4. Crochet table by Marcel Wanders, Moooi
5. Lingerie dinnerware, Magenta
6. Lace By Christian Lacroix for Evian

*some of the products were limited editions but can be found on ebay and other such sites.

Trend Alert- Hello Yellow

Fashion to Decor- Trend Yellow
Finally we can say winter has packed its bag and Spring is here. Time to do away with the heavy and dark colours and say hello to shades like yellow. Almost all designers have used this shade for their spring-summer collection so why not introduce it in your homes. Fellow blogger Katie came up with the trend 50 shades of yellow for this week, you can see her blog here where I also participate and you can too

Fashion to Decor- Hello Yellow

1.Industrial Dresser in Yellow EDISON, Masions Du Monde
2.Vintage Chair in Yellow RÉCLAM, Maisons Du Monde
3.Coffee Maker, Home Stop
4.Glass, Sainsburys home
5.Suitcase, Tripp
6.NY cities dessert plate, Maisons Du Monde




Trend Alert: Stripes

Fashion to Decor- Stripes
Another huge trend seen on the ramp this season was Stripes and everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Moschino to Ralph Lauren to Versace was seen using this print. Be it thin or thick, horizontal or vertical stripes is definitely one trend which is going to be a huge this season and it seems like it is here to stay. Stripes are also making a huge appearance in Home Decor, which is not all that surprising since they are everywhere and if used well can add spunk to a room. Fellow blogger Katie came up with spot vs stripes for this week, you can see her blog here where I also participate and you can too

trend- Stripes

1.Rainbow chair, Cappelini
2.Huges Road chest, Portside Cafe
3.Stripped Pouffee, Next
4.Plates, Missoni Home
5.Cushions, Marks and Spencer
6.Stripped Clocks, Diamantini & Domeniconi

Trend Alert: Peek a boo

We are all influenced by fashion. Even those who say they are not influenced by fashion are actually more influenced by fashion. Hence it is not shocking Decor gets a lot of its inspiration from season trends as seen on ramp. So to map out this years Spring-summer 2013 trends we got fashion designer Neti Jolly of XOXO to help us. To buy things from XOXO or simply ask Neti for fashion tips, log on to her Facebook page Each week we showcase a new fashion trend and how we can incorporate it in Decor.

Trend: Peek-a-boo
Be sexy yet coy, the same feminine flavour is going to be seen this season through peek-a-boo dresses and tops. Dresses with the side cutouts, shirts with shoulders peeking out, tights with round cutouts and heart-shaped holes in the backs of dresses.Along with sheers and lace are all the trend for spring-summer 2013.

1. Tronco by Edra at Pallate
2. Ceramic Bowl, Bouganvilla designs
3. Oxigen screen, FCML Home
4. Hemisphere Bracelet, Swarovski
5. Vase, Philip Antiques
6. Bread Basket, ZAZA Home