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Dishy Delights. Swell Sights. July 13, 2010


Happy pictures make a HAPPY ME! 🙂

You know how you look at a color and your heart goes BOOM! A flower in your living room and you are all thrilled? A radiant rainbow and you feel your dreams are fulfilled? Pictures and colors have a way of making us happier than we think. I dont know if its color therapy but I definitely do know that these are some of the things, colors, sights that are making me all smiles 🙂 Hope they will do the same for you!

Shiny Happy Pictures.

My new rose ring, SPYRA - Phoenix Mills

My new rose ring, SPYRA - Phoenix Mills

Lovely Lovely! Accessories, Atria Mall

Lovely Lovely! Accessories, Atria Mall

SALE at SEGUE, Atria Mall

SALE at SEGUE, Atria Mall

Gorgeous Runner! Atmosphere Furnishings

Gorgeous Runner! Atmosphere Furnishings

 

Sugary Sweets. Creamy Treats. July 9, 2010


Long Kurtas & Short Kurtis

Long Kurtas & Short Kurtis

It was regular rainy day in Mumbai when I had less work to do and was in mood to look all pretty, catch up with my girlfriends and just be! You know what I mean :)! I was leisurely walking down the Wodehouse road with an umbrella in one hand and my mobile in another when I looked at a pretty pink n white board that said “SUGAR”. A new store? What? When! I had to step in.

Spot it!

Nr. Colaba Post office, this store is in the interiors of Colaba, walking distance from Charagh Din Showroom. When did this come in? How did I not see this earlier? The name did it for me. It was a girly name. It was inviting and I had time on my hands. I started walking towards the store. I walked in. And I was mesmerized even more.

Charming Chappals

Charming Chappals

TOPSY-TURVY! All tops no pants. The place has a range of semi-casual, dressy, dainty tops with laces and pearls in pinks, peaches and whites. You know those dreamy outfits the Yashraj women are wearing on the ott farms, the lacey stuff, the feminine cuts, the free flowing fabrics. Get the drift?

An assortment of 20 designers stir up the recipe and make Sugar sweeter. Tops you can wear to dinners, dates, weddings of  mates et al.  Starting at Rs 1200/- I think you should consider their peasant tops and floral prints. They are particularly pretty and I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet. You know what I also like here? Their clutches, which were not the usual in your face, bling bling designs, they were classier and subtle. Your mom can carry them and so can you.  A lot of outfits can also be part of your trousseau if you are not a very fussy bride. So there you have it! Looks like Sugar is a store am heading back to very soon. Aaah. My birthday isn’t far away and the store is hop-skip-jump from home! 🙂 I could get my birthday outfit at Sugar and it will turn out to be SuperSweet!

SUGAR, Colaba

SUGAR, Colaba

 

A “Say” in your “Shoe” July 7, 2010


VERUSCHKA WOW!  Pic courtesy: www.veruschka.in

VERUSCHKA WOW! Pic courtesy: http://www.veruschka.in

VERUSCHKA WOW!

I may have gulped down gallons of coffee but I sure know what am saying. Don’t read too much into the title, instead focus on what’s coming up! So remember how you dreamt about a shoe that was designed especially for you and just the way you want it to look, feel and even sound! Here’s your chance! VERUSCHKA SHOES are letting you tailor-make your heel, shape, color and size. I so love the sound of this! You know am one of those girls blessed/cursed with extraordinarily large feet (So is Deepika Padukone btw) and am more often than not frowning as designs that I love are not blessed/cursed with my feet. So this is really cool. Iam all gung ho about this event and you girlie?

Shoe it let’s do it!

By Appointment Only.

Contact: Off: O22 66152933
Anokhi: 9833780520.

http://www.veruschka.in

P.S. Maybe all girls with large feet should get together and form a club or something and inform each other as soon as they spot shoes in their size and have a shoe support system read each time the other is depressed about not finding a shoe in their size.  Sounds good?

 

Foot in mouth. Fluorescent Flats. Et al. July 6, 2010


Tres Mode Sale!

Tres Mode Sale!

Fluorescent Flats. Gorgeous Gladiators.

So I have the best job! I often get to start my day by reviewing malls and merchandise rather than entering cluttered cubicles. And so today was yet another day at the mall and it became even more special as I received a text on my phone saying “Tres Mode” 40% off! I immediately started thinking about the gladiators I lusted at on their window display and the fluorescent green flats….aah! I so needed the latter to brighten up my dull days and dowdy outfits. And somehow I made it to the store, tried a couple of pairs but I knew my eyes were set on that Neon green shoes. I had made up my mind about them a long time ago. There was no looking back. We were meant to be together. Without any guilt or after thought, I decided to take the plunge and thrilled with the 40% off I did it! Yup! I got them! 🙂 Hooopppie! It was definitely a SuperKICKshoestart to my day!


Edgy Evenings: When I shot my mouth off!

While my day kicked off on a good note, the evening had its moments when I decided to be the scatter brain self that I am. Tired and pooped after a hard day of work, I was on the mall crawl again with my darling dearest hubby aka my best friend aka life partner binging on burgers and holding hands and being mall rats et al. At the same time over 30% off my girly brain was preoccupied with work and so were 20% off my fingers which were busy texting away at light speed. I was supposed to share feedback on an employee my publication was hiring and I ended up messaging the feedback to the same person who was being hired instead of the manager. DAMN! Now, thankfully I didnt let myself go in the message and the content was suitable for children and adults alike. BOY! Iam crazyy. But this is certainly not the first time I’ve had a foot in my mouth. There have been several occasions and am supremely confident  that many more will follow.

Got your foot in your mouth? Do some “Damage Control.” While the situation is something that you cant always control, you can fix it by doing some DAMAGE CONTROL! Here’s how.

Shut up. Yup.. Right now. Don’t say anything. Beep!If you have spilled the beans, done the deed, spread the words and the joy with it, its time to zip up and seal your mouth right that minute; before you end up sounding guilty or causing some more harm, stick to the “Silence is golden” adage and you’ll most likely ease through the situation.

Diplomacy Dose. Now if you are someone who can think on their feet and turn a pumpkin into a beautiful Cinderella horse carriage only then should you attempt this one or steer clear completely. Think you can pour some sugar on the bitter banter, well then, good for you! Keep it simple, confident and effortless. Dont sound guilty or you will give it away. Be yourself, keep it real and sound like nothing ever happened and we are good to go! The “fake it” mantra can work here if you believe in it.

Girl Gossip. Did you have a “Foot in mouth” situation that was funny? hilarious? tragic? tormenting? unforgettable? Do you have a better way to deal with a foot in mouth situation? Something that’s worked for you or a friend? Girlie’s gotta find out! Post it here and let’s have some fun, make some new friends and get all girlie 🙂

 

BIG CHEER! S.Oliver is here! July 5, 2010


S.oliver opens up @Inorbit Mall Malad, Mumbai

S.oliver opens up @Inorbit Mall Malad, Mumbai

Vuvuzela everyone! No I don’t watch football but I do know about clothes and contests. So here you go! S.Oliver is all set to open up at Inorbit Mall Malad and if you wanna be on the VIP List all you have to do is “VUVUZELA” i.e. make some noise, be seen and be heard! Put up pics with you and your peeps and GET ACTIVE on their facebook S.Oliver India Fanpage and you could be winning yourself a goodie hamper and get a chance to make the grand entry at the inaugration. Sounds like a plan be part of? Get on FB LIKE NOW!

 

It’s here. It’s here! Zooming into Zara! June 6, 2010


Zara (Coming soon!) at Palladium

So you’ve been waiting, wishing wondering! It’s finally over. The merchandise is here. The lights are dim. The staff is at work! Here’s a sneak peek into what Zara is looking like! Hope you’ve been saving up. So you had a Zara fund kept aside like especially for the brand? Really? Girlie needs to know about it all. Do post in!

 

Rain Ready!


Rainy Gum Boots, Tres Mode

Rainy Gum Boots, Tres Mode

Are you rain readyl Are you? Are you? Well I am beginning to think that Iam. And that’s somewhat because I spotted some cool rain gear yesterday at the mall and I might be wanting to bring back some of the goodies home. Yes, girlie has decided to be a tad stylish this time to welcome the rains. She is going to get her act together and not just wear any shoes. She’s gonna don the most chic ones that she gets her hands on but they wont just look good, they are gonna make her feel protected, comforted and completely water proof! So they must meet all the criteria to qualify for her rain gear. She also did spot some tall pink umbrellas but Rs 595/- at Ginger, Lifestyle was a bit too much considering she knows that she will definitely loose or break umbrellas; its like an annual thing that happens. It just happens. You don’t intend to lose or break them obviously Duh!. Like I once a girl pal and me left them at Cafe Mondegar after we were a few drinks down and this another time I forgot them on the BEST bus; But gum boots on the other hand will be in my feet, so spending something close to a fortune on them is still ok right? So these are the pairs that I spotted at Tres Mode yesterday and boy I love them !: )

Speaking of Tres Mode as a brand, don’t you think that they are tres stylish. Ever since they opened, I sure have picked some breathtaking designs from them and I still want to buy almost everything off their shelf. Whether its their gladiators or peach and plum colored strappy flats – its all quite good! What’s more? after wearing their pairs for over two years, their quality too is good place. So girly recommends Tres Mode! when you want to splurge and look like a fashionable femme!

Tres Mode is available in across all malls in Mumbai including Phoenix in lower parel, Mega Mall in Oshiwara, Globus at Kala Ghoda amongst others.

Monsoon Shopping!

So what’s your monsoon shopping pattern like? Do you look out for cute n charming umbrellas and windcheaters every year? Where do you go hunting? Girlie loves to hear all this! Do post it!