Sunday, 11 October 2015

Quirk It Up: Style Icon 2015

How many of you'll follow the reigning trends blindly and how many of you'll love experimenting with your own personal style? Personally, I love experimenting, with trends, colours, styles, structures, shapes and almost everything! Quirky clothing isn't particularly my style but once in a while its a refreshing change! I love colourblocking different pieces with different colours and putting fun looks together! Experimenting with one's style and feeling confident in your own skin is a key to being a true Style Icon!

Phoenix Marketcity, Pune, has been auditioning tons of people and their entries for their annual Style Icon event. The final 30 contestants were announced yesterday, divided into three groups: Group A, Group B, Group C. These finalists will now compete for the esteemed title of Pune's Style Icon, 2015!

Here are some tips to style yourself if you are one of those lucky 30!
I wore a colourful, printed dress here, and paired it up with coloured accessories. Now, the usual, common thing that people opt for while wearing a heavily printed dress is, sticking to neutral shades for the accessories like, beige, black, nude pink, or the plain old white! I went a little quirky and experimented with the colours red and yellow to pair them - Together!! Yes, Together!!
I carried a red clutch and wore yellow heels and however weird that may sound, I was very pleased with the way the entire look turned out to be!
The trick lies in matching your accessories with any colour or colours that are already on the dress. Here, red and yellow colour influences were lesser as compared to the abundant blue and purple and so I chose to go with red and yellow. Had I chosen blue or purple it would have looked too jarring and over the top use of the colour blue / purple. So this is how I chose my accessories to match a printed, colourful dress!
Hope these tips were useful to you all! Stay tuned for more!

Check Mate: Couture Du Jour

Monochrome has always been a favourite of mine and I try to incorporate a lot of it in my daily life as well. Recently, I came across a designer whose work was quirky, fun & classy, all rolled in one and her designs would surely make you look like a million bucks! Besides Pune hardly has any good designers so it was great to get to know of her. Nilakshi Idnani Khatan has her own label: Nilakkshii. With clients from all over, shes based in Pune (Adress: Shop #C2, Virwani Plaza, Next to Bombay Garage, East Street, Camp, Pune-411001) and you can find her on facebook as well Here 
For all the people who aren't from my lovely city here's her phone number: (020-26333959) or check out her website Here

She will be showcasing her collection in Pune at Couture Du Juor (Check out the Event page Here), a multi designer exhibition & couture fashion show, on the 14th of October, 2015 (Wednesday) from 11am to 8pm at Taj Vivanta, Blue Diamond, Koregaon Park, Pune-1.

For all the Pune peeps, You guys have to pay a visit to the Couture Du Juor exhibition on the 14th of this month! Its a one of a kind exhibition with a Couture Fashion Show showcasing the fabulous collection of all the participating designers and some sneak peeks of their latest collections as well! They have a special section catering to all you Bridezillas prepping up for the upcoming wedding season too! From wedding lehengas to accessories to specialists at trousseau packaging this place has got to be a Bride-To-Be's one stop destination for all of it! And for the rest, the wine and the fashion show should be enough to confirm your presence! ;)

From Nilakkshii, Tanvie Kishore, Pesca Clothing, Chiraag Dattani, Velvet Dori to Vilvin Sabu and many more, be sure to catch some of the best on the 14th of October! Surely, Couture Du Juor (Koo-tyoor Doo Zhoor) is a One Stop Destination for Fashion OF the people, BY the people & FOR the people!

In case you're interested to be a part of the event or showcase your own collection, 
* Dheeren Jagwani: 9763777773
* Nikita Malhotra: 9922815678

All these fabulous pictures were taken by Kruthika Pillai :)

  Outfit: Nilakkshii
Heels: Soleplay by Sabah
Clutch: Vajor

Friday, 18 September 2015

Style Icon 2015 - Phoenix Marketcity Pune

You don’t have to be dolled up to be stylish, Style is a state of mind.

I recently hosted a Styling Contest on my Instagram and received amazing entries out which I could only choose 4 winners sadly! :(
The 4 winners won a Styling Session with me at Phoenix Marketcity, Pune and one amongst them won the styled outfit worth Rs. 5000/- !!
The contest was such a hit with my Insta-Familia! I can't wait to host some more! For now, I leave you with some pictures from the Styling Session!

Winner 1: Super Cute Sanaa Maini
Outfit: Superdry

Winner 2: Pretty Swati Kashyap
Outfit: Vero Moda

Winner 3: Gorgeous Ismat Patel
Outfit: Only

Winner 4: Spunky Richa Sharma
Outfit: Forever 21

I had a blast styling these four lovely ladies! More pictures and selfies are up on my Instagram handle: @envogue_madhumita
If such Styling contests and sessions interests you, Phoenix Marketcity Pune, after two successful editions of the Style Icon, is hosting its third edition of Style Icon for the year 2015. Over a 1000 entries, 30 contestants, and many exciting prices to be won! 

Do you have what it takes? So what are you waiting for? That’s exactly the opportunity that Phoenix Marketcity Pune is giving out to us all!
The Best Part about the Style Icon? Its open for ages 18-50! 
Style Icon is divided into Three Categories: 18-27, 28-37, 38-50 

All you have to do is Just register! Simple! 
Register at→ or at the Phoenix Marketcity Mall.
Registrations will only be open till September 20th. 

After registrations close, the final 60 contestants will be announced on the 24th of September.  Thereafter a round of short listing again, 30 final contestants will be groomed by stylist & fashion choreographer Shakir Sheikh.
This year specially, the most stylish face will have the chance to be a part of a Magazine Shoot. Now, how exciting is that?? Go Register!! Hurry!

My Outfit
Dress: Primark
Shrug: Busy Bee, Pune
Bag: Michael Kors
Loafers: Betee, Clover Centre, Pune

Hope you liked my post!
Till next time,
Lots of Love,

Friday, 28 August 2015

How to Rock Denim during the Monsoons!

I know rains are welcomed by many but I’ve grown up disliking the monsoon season. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always hated getting wet in the rain. While my friends gleefully jumped around, splashing the dirty brown puddle water, you would find me standing far away, alone in a corner, trying to shove every inch of my body inside my favourite (ironically) umbrella print raincoat!
Fast forward to today, and I still dislike the rains, well not as much as I did while growing up, but yet, trust me, I’m the last one to agree to make plans and head out on a dull rainy day! And to add to the drama, well, I can’t drive! Tragedy of my life haha! Or rather, just me procrastinating *hiding my face* So I have my own little two wheeler best buddy and well, Uber, Ola & Meru cab services and I have a love-hate relationship, If you get what I mean lol! I quite hate them actually but sadly, it’s the need of the hour.

One more aspect I dislike about the monsoons, is that the days are so dull & gloomy, its not difficult to perpetually be in a sour mood. And I've always been a 'Denim Girl' 

I hate that the rains make me stay away from my comfort clothing: Denims, as they tend to get heavy and stick to the body in the moist season. But, when I found this denim skirt from SR Store, I immediately got it for myself. 

The length was just right, The rips made it trendy enough, it was high waisted with buttons so it went perfectly with my cropped tops and was super comfortable with the pockets etc.

Sr Store is LOVE! I'm serious! They have tons and tons of accessories & clothing options! One is really spoilt for choice! Go check it out! 

My love for accessorizing takes a backseat during the monsoons with so much moisture around I like to keep the accessories minimal. Here I wore a sleek earring on one ear, a ring, carried a metallic bag and some sleek silver heels. And I'm ready for a rainy day lunch date!
PS: White shirt & Denim, isn't that a match made in heaven?

Skirt: Sr Store (HERE)
Shirt: Topshop
Clutch: Vajor (HERE)
Ring: Forever 21
Heels: Busy Bee, Pune
Cat Eye Frames: Picked off the Streets
Earrings: Exhibition in Amanora, Pune

I really hope you enjoyed this post!
Do notice how the weather added to the gloomy, rainy day feel in my pictures!
I loved that! :)
Till, next time,
Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Chowpatty in Pune

This post was much over due and I finally got some time to myself and made it a point to sit down and dedicate some time to my blog! My love for food is something my readers know by now and when I'm invited for food reviews at restaurants I always manage to take time off to go and savour the various dishes put in front of us bloggers.

This was my second visit to The Bombay Bronx which is a famous hangout joint for many in Pune ever since the famous restaurant decided to open its doors in my city. They came up with a pocket friendly buffet that was laid out Monday to Friday for mere 349 INR which according to me was a great price as it could cater to many right from college students to working professionals looking for a quick bite.

They made sure they added all the elements of Bombay street food. They had salads like American corn salad which I personally didn't quite like as I prefer this particular salad to be much more tangier, Roasted bell pepper salad which had an assortment of bell peppers from red to yellow & green, Stick Salad which was a salad made of carrots & cucumbers chopped in juliennes & a spicy, hot Chana Masala salad, Pani Puri, Sandwiches, Tava dishes served with Pav like Pav Bhaji, Kheema Pav, Anda Bhurji & Tawaa Pulao too.

We were also given some starters from the regular menu & they were yummy like Kothimir Wadi, Dhokla pakoda & Batata wada, Chicken popcorn, Chicken Schezwan & Anda Pakoda! Yum Yum! Quite a spread for just appetizers, isn't it? ;)

For main course they had Chicken Masala, Paneer Mutter Masala, Dal Tadka & Jeera Rice which were yummy and even though the main course spread was limited, the highlight was the street food so it made up for that. For coolers we were given Masala Chaas & Kokum juice served in cutting chai glasses on a chai tray used by the chai walas! So quirky!

For desserts they had Gulab Jamun & Chocolate Brownies! OMG Yummy! I had two huge Gulab Jamuns and still wanted to stuff myself with some brownies haha! The brownies were made of ghee probably is what Aleena told me & thats why it had such a yummy intense taste <3

The Kheema Pav is a must try and the Chicken Baida Roti & of course Paani Puri during Lunch Hours! Also, for the ones who love their alcohol, TBB has some innovative cocktails, do try them out!

All in all I had a great time with my blogger pals and the delicious street food delights. A big thank you to Aleena for some of the pictures as my phone memory was full hehe! In case you would like to try out this place, The Bombay Bronx Pune is located at Dhole Patil Road & for reservations call 9975152575.

Hope you enjoyed this review!
Till next time,
Lots Of Love,