Color me silly!

Color me silly!

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I can’t think of a better festival than Holi to celebrate friendship, family, love, and happiness. Symbolizing spring and the victory of good over evil, Holi has been a family favorite and mine especially for as long as I can remember. The balloons, vibrant hues, food, dance parties and colors have us almost as excited as the opportunity to bring all the pretty dresses out!

I got invited to a Holi party recently and I had just one question – what do I wear? It’s a playful festival so it’s versatile – jeans, shorts, dresses, Indian attire – you can wear anything. I, personally, naturally lean towards white for this festival and that’s what I did this time too. I teamed up my white kurta with a vibrant stole and jeans. 

This year, I had to come up with a stylish way to protect my hair. I made a turban out of a bandana for a chic look and hide my tresses from the harshness this color can have sometimes.

I’m all set now to get messy and play Holi! Wish you and your family the best one you’ve had yet. 

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Be-You-tiful!

Divya

Photography- Vaishnavi Mashal

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Tied and Dyed

PERKY POCKETS

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Summer is our favorite season – sunshine, watermelons, butterflies, the opportunity to dress ourselves in cheerful colors and brave cuts – sigh! We’re super excited to dress ourselves and you this season. Light capes, shorts, scarves, long shirts, summer dresses – all make for really cool and stylish outfits and practical too given the intense heat we are expecting this year. Tuck the blacks and greys to the back of your wardrobe and embrace every bright color there is on offer. We’re going to show you just how to style yourself and make heads turn wherever you go.

If you want to start your summer with a fun and flirty vibe, tie-dye is where you should begin! Originally from as early as 1909, the term “tied and dyed” speaks of a resist-dyeing technique that involves tying clothes and letting the dye soak in the fabric. It is vibrant, bright, loud and unapologetic and has made quite the come back this year! It is a versatile print that screams summer and is super cute on the beach, a day out with your girlfriends or even a solo trip that’s long overdue. You can wear just about any color and look cute. Pair it with a simple solid colored top and minimal accessories and you’re good to go. That’s what we love about it. It is low maintenance and can make you look quirky or cute depending on how you accessorize. 
Perky Pockets’ brave color palette includes strong splashes of color, soft pastels and eternally graceful natural tones making our summer pieces the perfect pieces to give you a wardrobe detox. Our new collection is an amalgamation of stylish and playful details such as ruffles, fancy cuffs, flattering cuts, bows and frisky prints with bright colors that will make your eyes sing! Bring in this holi with these bright beautiful skirts and dainty feminine top for example and be the talk of that Holi party at your friends’.
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I hope you liked reading this as much as I liked writing and posing for it. Do leave a comment below and hit us up on Instagram to order now.
Photography- Vaishnavi Mashal
Be-You-tiful!
Divya

Straight from the weaver’s kalam

Straight from the weaver's kalam

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My affection for Indian wear knows no boundaries and you’ll always find me attracted towards it in the slightest of ways; whether it’s teaming up jhumkas with my western outfits or add a desi touch with bindi or mojris. It’s a cultured elegance that certainly boosts the outfit tenfold.

A house of textiles, India has always been known for its culture and crafts. Kalamkari is one such form of craft which includes freehand drawing and block printing on cotton fabrics derived from Persian words. Characteristically named after the technique of its making, ”qalam” denoting pen and ”kari” signifying craftsmanship, Kalamkari has been ubiquitous in numerous parts of Southern India, primarily in Andhra Pradesh. This art makes use of only natural colors or vegetable dyes which makes it unique!

Several Indian fashion designers are using kalamkari recurrently in their fashion week runways; the latest trend that seems to have caught the attention of fashionistas is the Buddha print. Fashion enthusiasts seem to be well-tuned to the fact that the Buddha need not be detained for being a statue in the lounge, but can be fashionably sported on dresses, sarees, jackets, or kurtas too.

I particularly love the way contemporary Indian wear binds traditional silhouettes with edgy styles and that’s exactly what I am wearing from my own label Perky Pockets. This outfit is an amalgamation of trendy style with alluring Indian print and design, sure to turn some heads!

Keeping the look simple and the attention focused on Buddha print, I paired up this dress with silver jhumkas and nude heels.

Perky Pockets offers you outfits using the finest fabrics. We have a lot of striking and amazing clothes, if you like them, wish to customize a dress, top, kurta and more… or just want to get to know them, get in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Take a look and let me know about your views in the comment box below.

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Photography- Vaishnavi  Mashal

Cheers!

Divya

PRODUCT REVIEW – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Shades-Stockholm (SMLC02) and London(SMLC04)

PRODUCT REVIEW - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Shades-Stockholm (SMLC02) and London(SMLC04)

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has 34 shades to choose from, all ranging from nudes to vibrant colors. Although, I prefer the pink and nudes. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is one of the best lip creams I have ever used. I have become an absolute sucker for matte lipsticks ever since I bought these. It has a creamy texture that glides smoothly, feels weightless and sets to matte finish, and I prefer the texture of these over most liquid lipsticks as they do not dry out my lips. It lasts for at least 5 to 6 hours and keeps my lips moisturized, which makes this product simply amazing for the price!

Its packaging is not too fancy but it comes in a cute color-coded tube with a velvety black cap; it’s compact and perfect for your handbag. It has a doe foot applicator which helps in precise application. The shades are highly pigmented so you might not see a much difference in multiple coats, but to avoid the streaky feel, apply it once horizontally and then vertically.

My current favorite shades are-

Stockholm

London

Here are the shades that I have and their individual swatches:

Stockholm (SMLC02)

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It’s an earthy shade with pinkish undertones. This matte lip cream smells amazing, somewhat like vanilla! For a more subdued look, it’s a perfect nude and I am personally very fond of it, usually the shade I reach for when I can’t decide what goes best with any outfit. However, it is a neutral shade yet richly pigmented and opaque enough to cover pigmented lips in one application. I recommend this shade as it is well-matched for light to medium skin tones and it could wash out darker complexions.

MRP: Rs 570 (bought from Sephora Pune)

Here you can see how it looks like on my skin tone.

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Packaging:

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London(SMLC04)

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London is a beautiful nude lip color with a pinch of brown; it appears very natural on fair and light skin tones. Pigmentation is on the medium side, so it doesn’t look totally opaque on the lips in one swipe. I absolutely love how lightweight this is on the lips. It keeps my lips moisturized too!

MRP: Rs 600 (bought from Nykaa)

Here you can see how it looks like on my skin tone.

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Packaging:

If you are looking for warm neutral lip shades which are long lasting and inexpensive, you could give these lip creams a try.

 WHERE TO PURCHASE

SEPHORA

Amazon

Nykaa

Are there any shades you recommend to buy?

See you soon with a new blog post!

Cheers!

Divya