Wednesday, 8 August 2012

TIGER, tiger, burning bright!

"TIGER, tiger, burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
These immortal lines coined by the famous English poet, William Blake, do so much to exude the majestic beauty of the feral animal. The lush coat, the bold stripes and the flaming colour is fierce, in every sense of the word. Since art imitates life, it is only a matter of time before the bold animal prints make their way into everyday fashion. These literally "wild" prints are a sudden rage among the fashionistas of the world, mostly because of its ability to add an edge to the most mundane of clothes. And why just clothes? The bold stripes are lusted over with equal sin in shoes as well. And my-oh-my, do they look good!
But as they say, with much boldness comes the responsibility of wielding it appropriately. With so many patterns to keep up with, dressing up the tiger print, can be a true challenge. After all you don’t want to be unjust to the royal animal now, would you?
The animal print, overwhelmingly bold in itself, needs to be fashioned as a standalone piece. So you need to be careful not to overdo the look. To those intimidated by the power of the wild need only start off with a singular piece accessorizing their outfit. Dress up your casual white shirt and blue denim ensemble with a pair of animal print peep-toes, a wild printed scarf or even a sassy clutch in animal print. But make sure you use a single piece of accessory only.
The versatile colour palette of animal prints compliments jewel tones, neutrals, neons and possibly every colour under the sun. So you can wear it with any colour to add pizzazz to a regular outfit. But the key is to keep the look simple yet understated. Try not to load up on multiple prints, for you will only end up looking like a print-junkie on steroids.
The beauty of the animal is in its solitary stance in the wild. Adopt one in your wardrobe and watch your inner wildcat unleash. Think you need to upgrade your style to 2012? We've got some of the hottest trends to choose from. What's more, you can do all this in the comfort of home. Just Log on and select

Monday, 2 July 2012

Top 10 Fashion Icons!

Come all ye mortals! Ye foolish earthlings and let me give unto thee the gift of fashion. If the world were a ramp, these would be the ultimate reigning supermodels. In terms of style, poise and grace, nothing beats the bevy of these beauties from stealing the show. So without further ado, let us commence the countdown on the 10 best dressed women of the world!

10.Sonam Kapoor

The Kapoor Scion might still struggle to find a role befitting her talents, but there's no looking back for her when it comes to being a trendsetter. Effortless, classic style, thy prodigy is Sonam Kapoor.

9. Freida Pinto

The actress is definitely going places, not just for her acting but also for her impeccable sense of style.Wouldn’t you want to steal such excellent fashion sense if you could? And oh my! Would you look at the shoes on her? Adorable!!
8. Natalie Portman

The award winning actor is sure to win hearts with her beautiful smile and also to cause some uproar with the simplistic fashion sense of hers.
7. Jennifer Lopez
One could easily call her the power-dresser! She is the queen of the wild and the oomph. Her style reflects her inner Diva. Bold colour, daring necklines, and bling are her signature style. Even her shoes reflect her feisty nature! Loving the high heels on you JLo! That’s what makes her number 7 on this list.
6. Kate Moss

Supermodel Kate Moss effortlessly slides in and out of experimental fashion style, from girl-next-door, to rock chic, she has the world going on and on about her style. Possibly who could rock denim shorts and cowboy boots better than her?
5. Angelina Jolie

Angie Jolie has sired a lot of fashion statements other than a pact of adopted children. Her red carpet appearance brings about the classic Hollywood beauty in her. And boy, does she make being pregnant look good! If anyone can send the fashion quotient soaring, it has to be Angelina. And besides if you have an accessory called Brad Pitt wrapped around your arm, how can you not be a head turner?
4. Gwyneth Paltrow

One can be sure, that there is a law against being this chic! If it were Gwyneth would be arrested. Clean minimalism has always been her mantra, but she constantly reinvents herself, and pushes her limits to the next level. From metallic gladiators with leather pants to oxfords with jeans, she knows exactly how to redefine Chic!
3. Dita Von Teese

Burlesque performer extraordinaire, Dita has embraced her inner pinup beauty and she isn’t afraid to let it shine on the world! Classic 60's hair, and blood red lips define this classic beauty.
2. Michelle Obama

This list stands incomplete without mentioning her. The First Lady brings up the style quotient by innumerable counts, with her undaunted ability to sport bright colours and bold prints, yet stay simple and graceful.
1.Sarah Jessica Parker

The reigning queen of fashion for all the universe! Sarah Jessica Parker, is a goddess bestowed unto the earth to teach the ignorant on how to make the most unlikeliest of clothing, work well, and how! Best remembered for her show stealing wardrobe in the Sex and the City franchise, Sarah Jessica Parker is Fashion Personified.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Love for Louboutins...

You can take away the shoes from a girl's closet but to take the love for shoes out of her heart? Let's not further that debate. In the time of political unrests, and war tearing nations apart and the concept of peace, evermore elusive, the banality of having a perfect pair is frowned upon, but that doesn't stop us! One should thank the inventor of these towering contraptions that make us oh so happy. Fashion icon penultimate and an obsessive shoe lover herself, Marilyn Monroe says that "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!" But before you put on your armour, out to conquer the proverbial world, you should know the kind of shoes that will be your strength! A look at the latest trends, my dears, if you please?

  • High heels! : Have you worn out your kitten heels down to the nubs my dear? Good! Now put them away and drool over these beauties, freshly out of heaven. Skyscraper heels range from the 3.5" to the oomph-injected 5". CAUTION: not for the weak hearted!

  • Shock ‘em: The season’s boon to every fashionista -  Colour blocking! Bright neon colours are the mantra of this season. So go ahead ladies! Put on a neon pink bootie with that cute mint green peplum skirt of yours!

  • French Tipped Toes: Who said that French tips could only grace the surfaces of your nails! One
    might sell their souls to Satan just to own one of these. Original Sin revisited Indeed!
  • Bling Bling : Remember the time when you were afraid of Bling? Well those times are long gone!
    Bling is hitting us right in the face. Fear no more, flaunt those killer pairs in style!

  • Mule me away! : The open toed classic is here to stay, and it's taking the fashion world by storm! One wouldn't complain walking a mile in these!

Think you need to upgrade your style to 2012? We've got some of the hottest trends to choose from.

What's more, you can do all this in the comfort of home. Just Log on and select. Thus, in keeping at par with the latest trends, here's wishing the city girl, lots of luck in her adventures in these shoes. May she conquer the world at last!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Summer & the Work Place...

Summer is probably the toughest time to get yourself out of bed and head to work. The thought of travelling in the sveltering heat while most of your friends are holidaying can certainly be a dampener of sorts. But, instead of brooding over a failed vacation plan or the rising temperature; gift yourself a new wardrobe! What's more, your new ensemble will give you the perfect reason to get up early in the morning and catch that 8:00 a.m. local!.
Bright colours are best worn in summers. They're perfect to reflect the harsh rays of the sun and also match the hint of blush in your cheeks. Hot Reds, bright pinks and soothing blues are some of the popular tones of the season. However, white is undeniably an all-time favourite. Add a dash of colour by accessorizing with colourful stoles, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Depending on your style and comfort, you can flaunt those legs with playful dresses or try chic trousers.
Investing in a good pair of cotton trousers is an absolute must for the season. From the quintessential white linen pants to khaki narrow-fit trousers; choose what's most comfortable. For those who like experimenting; try bright reds or sunny yellows. What's great about monotone trousers, especially white ones, is that they work well with a variety of colours and accessories. So you don't need to worry about buying a whole range of blouses or shirts.
Peep toes work extremely well with trousers and are an apt choice for office wear. Available in a variety of shades and colours; coordinate or mix and match your look.

Think you need to upgrade your shoedrobe to 2012? We've got some of the latest footwear to choose from. What's more, you can do all this in the comfort of home. Just Log on and select.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Big Fat Indian Wedding...

Summer holidays are popular for long lazy beach vacations, cricket mania and 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'! Weddings being an elaborate affair, require much planning whether you're part of the bridal entourage or just a good friend. It's easy to get hassled with what to wear for the weeklong festivities including the grand reception. Add to it, the sizzling hot temperatures. And yes, you'd be in luck if it's an indoor venue.
The all time favourite for the main reception would have to be the saree. What's more, it's perfect to beat the heat as well. From sleevless blouses to spagetti straps, the saree manages to make ethnic very contemporary and sensous as well. Retro has made a comeback in 2012, so try opting for polka dots rather than the traditional heavy embroidery. Remember less is more and keep it simple for a change.

Yes guys, we know you have it tougher. Going traditional means full sleeve sherwanis with heavy embroidery work. While you cannot avoid the long sleeves, opt for fabrics which are comfortable and do not irritate the skin. Alternatively, try a pathani with loose satin pajamas. If you're wearing a suit, ensure it leaves plenty of room to breathe and is comfortable.
Coming to the part we love the most, SHOES. Women have a wide variety to explore here. From stone studded stilettos to elegant sandals, choose what matches your ensemble the best! Men can opt for the customary embroidered mojris or leather sandals. For western wear, try formal leather shoes..
It's never too late to get the right shoes for your newly designed trousseau. What's more, you can save a lot of time and energy from the tiring shopping in the sun. It all starts with a click. So log on, select and admire!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Having Fun with Colors!

You heard it right guys, COLOR! Now, before you start cringing; read a little further. It's the perfect timeto
re-invent your look. Hot summers demand lighter shades and it would be great for you to learn how to wear them. So move over, boring grays and blacks to make way for the brightest splash of the season. Don't worry, we'll make sure you carry it well.
The first thing you need to bear in mind while playing with color is that you don't need to ditch those denim jeans or hooded jackets. You probably just need to mix 'em with something else. Always, work with an overall balance to ensure you don't end up looking like a rainbow. In other words, if your shirt is bright, team it with a sober pant. Throw-in a jacket and trendy shoes; you're good to go.
When it comes to shoes, there's lots you could try. Unlike earlier where only women's footwear was bright, today even men can experiment with color. What's more, if leather is your thing, then you wouldn't have to compromise either. From deep reds to flashy yellows, be sure to add a dash of attitude.
From suave leather shoes to comfy boat shoes, we've got a whole range to select from. And it doesn't take time at all. While you sip-on a cup of coffee, log on and choose! It's that fast!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Cool Breezers.... for Hot Summers :)

With temperatures soaring over the last few weeks and the peak of summer yet to arrive; it's time to ditch those closed shoes and opt for something more comfortable. Sandals are your best bet to beat the sweltering summer and also ensure your feet don't feel like a furnace. Moreover, it's about time you let your feet BREATHE! Guys, here's our style guide on how to and where to wear sandals!
The best part about sandals is that they're as easy to slip on as they are to take off. And did we mention super comfy? Sandals work well with jeans, chinos or even shorts. Since the maximum area of your feet is exposed to the air, you wouldn't have to worry of 'sweaty feet syndrome'. Moreover, you can surely say bye to those pair of socks. But, all sandals come with an advisory. If you're not a fan of pedicures, ensure you've trimmed your nails and have clean feet, as there isn't a bigger turnoff then dirty feet!
Sandals come in a wide variety of patterns, materials and colours. From quintessential black, chic camel to rugged khaki; choose your pick. Depending on the purpose; try suede, leather or synthetic materials. And instead of trying the regular rubber slippers, you can opt for the leather slippers.
Sandals at all costs must be avoided to work, unless you've got a casual dress code policy. So where else can you where them? For starters, the beach is the perfect place to wear sandals since they are easy to slip off. However, don't wear leather sandals to the beach. Sandals are also great to wear when you're chilling with the boys or indulging in a lazy Sunday brunch.
We've got an enviable range of sandals and slippers to choose from. Just logon, select and shop. It's that simple!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Budget Blues ?!?!?!

Did this month's budget get you down? We wouldn't blame you. Many shoe-a-holics, across the country, are probably losing sleep with sky rocketing prices. Life in the city only got more expensive. In other words, your hefty wallet with your pay packet is most likely to lose steam midway in the month. It's hard to curb those shoe fetishes. The best way out is to recycle, refine, and reuse. It's simple; we'll show you how.
1. Lifesaving Sneakers

Dig in your closet and pull out that old pair of sneakers. Perfect for worn-out jeans and to make art cool, these lifesaving sneakers never go out of style. All you need to do is pick up a brush and get to work. Voila! You've just made old look very new.
2. Wa-Wa-Woom Black Pumps

An essential for any shoe-o-holic, black pumps will go well with any ensemble. To jazz them up, add a dash of sparkling stones or a colored satin bow.
3. Retro-Chic Wedges

Wedges are back in rage. Want to stand out from the crowd. Take acrylic paint and color your wedges in shades to match your ensemble. From quirky to chic, remember to have fun!
4. Comfy Canvas Shoes

If painting is too messy for you, try your hand at craft. Take a pair of cloth or canvas shoes and decorate them with a twist. From lace, large buttons to bows, contrasts always work!
5. Boho-Chic Kolhapuris

Cut out a piece of zari from your mum's old saree and use it to give your boring kolhapuris for an arty look. If you're a bit more ambitious, try a darker shade by dying them.
Think you need that final moment of indulgence before the next financial year kick starts? Don't worry, just log on. Our clearance sale is still on. So make the most while stocks last!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


If the summer heat has started to get to you, then it's the right time to escape to a tropical beach paradise. A beach holiday is perfect to get that golden tan or cool off in the clear waters. What's more, you can unwind by para-sailing, jet-skiing or swimming! And even if you choose to just laze on the beach, you'd enjoy it. Well, all said and done, it's also important to carry along the right stuff in your travel bag. And here's what we recommend!
They say on the beach, shorts couldn't get any get shorter or tank tops any smaller. And we couldn't agree more. The best part about the beach is that it also allows you to bend the rules. Jumpers, sarongs, and cotton dresses are perfect to flaunt, before you slip into your swimsuit. And who said flowers are only for girls. Hawaiian inspired floral shorts and shirts are quite a rage. But if you prefer sober, opt for classic white or grey shorts.

If you're wondering does footwear matter on the beach, then our answer would be, YES! Slip-ons and flip flops are your best bet, especially since they're perfect to leave behind when you want to enjoy a swim or even walk along the shore. Easily washable, you won't have to worry about the sand which piles in closed shoes. What's more, they're available in a riot of colors to match every ensemble you choose!

Accessories are always essential on the beach. But they're more important to protect yourself from the sun than to just make a style statement. So don't forget to carry along a beach hat, a good pair of glares and most importantly, your sun block. Remember, always stay hydrated!

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Lee Cooper
Lee Cooper

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Color Burst!

Summer's here! It's time for flirty dresses and comfy cottons. We've unveiled a whole new range of pumps inspired by the season's funkiest colors. From sunny yellows, hot reds to neon blues; it's time to let color do the talking. Don't worry, you don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe, all you need to do is "mix and match". And if you're wondering what we're talking about, read on.
It's hard to go wrong with white and the best part is that it's great to beat the sweltering summer heat! But surely you don't want to look boring. To add a dash of color, team up your white cotton dress with yellow pumps and a belt. Try yellow stone earrings, to complete your look. Browns work well for handbags as well as blacks & glares. What's more, you can also interchange your look by replacing yellow with bright reds or soothing blues.

Wearing a little black dress (LBD) at the peak of summer would be nothing short of getting into a sauna. But if you still can't seem to stay away from black; try the flirty, playful polka dotted dress instead. It's ideal to re-create the retro look and looks cute as well. Add a pinch of red to your ensemble by teaming your dress with red pumps and a red belt. Don't forget to carry along a red handbag.

So you're not afraid of yellow? And why should you should be? Yellow's perfect for warm summer brunches. Though, you must show a little restraint when it comes to playing "mix and match". Try sober blue or black pumps to add a contrast. If you want play safe, nudes work well in taming the bright yellow. Accessorize with blue bracelets or headbands.
So what you're waiting for? Log on to make a splash!