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All You Wanted To Know About Trends for Autumn 2013

As we get in the autumn in many parts of the world, it is actually the time to look ahead of the spring and summer trends that seem now to be boring. Here is a close take at the trends of the autumn and all you needed to know to stay in vogue. It is pertinent to mention here that there will be soon new trends on the block from new designers. These will just give you a hint what may rule the ramp and the stores in the coming months, and what clothes online you can invest into.

Trend 1: All in white:

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For the summers, we had all the colours to try on, and everyone seemed to love the trend of more colours and patterns. Designers for their fall collections have come up with a unique choice of white for an entire outfit, starting from head to the toe. Are you short on budget? Don’t worry, the trend will ensure that you have something to mix and match for every kind of look. The style is simple and easy to afford and ensemble.

Trend 2: Typical Patterns:

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Don’t go by the word, when we say typical, we mean classic in every aspect. There are some amazing patterns that came back in the limelight, which includes large mixed prints, leopard prints, and pinstripes to name a way. Every other design that seemed to be rocking in the past is a rage in the present autumn season. Victoria Beckham was one designer who seemed to be extremely impressed with the idea for her collection.

Trend 3: Green at its best:

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The colourful shades of green were looking enchanting in the collections of many designers such as Richard Chai Love and Marc Jacobs. Look for the most unobvious colours such as army green and emerald, and you will be surprised to see how it complements your skin tone and sense of fashion. Smart, elegant and truly rocking!

Trend 4: Slouchy Pants:

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Avoid those cropped pants and well fitted ones for some time in the autumn as this is the season that is all about loose pants. With narrow cut and loose detailing, such pants look worth millions when pair with heels and medium sized handbags. For the top, keep the details simple. The design proved to be a jackpot in collections of designers like Prabal Gurung and Calvin Klein.

Trend 5: Unique Outerwear:

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Think of Outerwear for the season in varied shapes combined with high heels. There are so many different ideas for coats with shapes and colours that can surprise any fashionista. Ideal for your weekends and casual hangouts, these kind of outwear must be at least in two different shapes in your collection. If you are looking for some inspiration, look for the collection of Marchesa and Altuzarra.

[Images Courtesy: http://www.glamour.com]

 

Bio: Suzy Walsh is a guest blogger and style expert associated with the fashion website, The House of Elegance Fashion, and is known best for her unique style statements. Her take on fashion and style is simply outstanding!

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Its the rainy season! We yearn for the smell of the wet mud and the cool wind. While most of us enjoy sitting at the window pane enjoying that cup of hot chocolate, some unlucky fellas need to travel all the way to their respective office and college. Potholes, overflowing water, increasing humidity, acidic rain, sticky muck leads to frizzy hair, split ends, skin infections and diseases. So, how do you prevent yourself from getting infected?

We are crowdsourcing the rainy day beauty essentials that one can include in their daily routine during the monsoons. So let us know by commenting below, tweeting to us or by posting on our Facebook page!! Not only are we going to include your beauty essential but we will credit you too! So gather all your home made face pack recipes and beauty products and write to us! Last date to submit your entries: 16th June, 2013.

 

The six yard unstitched fabric looks elegant and sensual when draped on a lady.

An Indian saree has undergone the test of time. But, there’s a flattering twist to the modern era saree. With sarees becoming more contemporary, quirky and lighter, we no longer see the quintessential plain saree with an attractive border. Designers are experimenting with prints and vibrant colors. We love Yogesh Chaudhary’s Pacman print and Masaba Gupta’s shutterbug chic and lipstick blot print.Apart from the six yards, designers are opting for jackets and knitted tops instead of the prototypical blouse.

But, today is not a quirky day! It’s the wedding season and the quintessential saree works wonders! Consequently, I almost received a marriage proposal! Being a modern woman, this very saree helped me transit between the contemporary and ethnic society.

Saree - From my mother's collection

Saree – From my mother’s collection

Since, the saree was simple, I chose to do a smokey eye effect with a winged eye liner and red lips(which has worn out due to the amount of food and drinks).

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Winged Eye Liner- Lakme.
Lips- Faces Go chic Poppy Red

I kept the accessories to a minimal by wearing two gold kada’s and a gold jhumka.

Gold Jhumka- Ancestral

Gold Jhumka- Ancestral

 

Bangles and Ring- Colaba Causeway

 

Black and gold is a classic combination! I carried a diamond studded gold clutch.

Clutch-Linking Road Nail Art- DIY

Clutch-Linking Road
Nail Art- DIY

So, this was my first experiment of going Desi with the Indian Saree. Do you like it? Let me know by commenting below. We love your feedback!

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collage1“You have pretty hair but just straighten it a bit”, an anonymous aunty once told me. I didn’t want to. Not because I love my hair, but because it forms a very intrinsic part of my identity.

But growing up with wild curls was always a task. Imagine breaking combs, battling thousand split-ends and obviously fighting the cotton-candy mop. I have been through it all, So when a friend of mine recommended Kerastase, I didn’t mind trying. Believe me, no jokes, that is the best decision I took in Life.

Kerastase Oleo Curl Intense comes in a sturdy 200 ml bottle. Gel-like, a little goes a long way. But mind you, it has sulphates (I dont’ mind them at all) and the ingredients list does mention it.  After the first wash itself, I could feel that my curls were much more tamed and less rebellious. It was almost like my frizzies were thanking me for it.

It also comes with a masque, which in one word is the ‘BOMB’. It has a thick pudding-like texture and lasts for more than three months. The mask also doubles up as a home hair-spa alternative.

The only down side is the price. You will have to break your bank for this. But believe me you, it will be all worth it!

Pros:

1.       It’s a Kerastase product

2.       Makes your hair super manageable

3.       Best friend for curly girlies

Cons:

Price

1.       The shampoo comes for Rs 1400

The masque for Rs 2400

2.      Only available at select salons

Love,

Kay

Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise

Text:  Sarika Nagdeo

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future says Coco Chanel. We at Citizenkay completely agree to her and review Two Dior Perfumes.

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Whether you like fruity or floral, one spritz of this fragrance will invoke the sweet smell of summer. This scent is perfect for a summer’s day. It speaks grace and romance. Close your eyes and take a whiff. Thanks to the rose and white musk that balance out a strong jasmine note, this heady scent makes you feel like you’re in a garden.

Packaging:

J’Adore is a classic but recently they have reinvented this scent by doing J’Adore L’Or and L’Absolu. The L’Absolu bottle is exactly the same as the original J’Adore. It is in a curvy bottle to represent the curvy body of a woman.

Ingredients:

When I Google’d to find its ingredients I was not surprised when I came across the results. When you open the bottle you can distinguish between the scents provided by this Dior. Its top note comprises of ylang-ylang; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine and rose; base notes are fruity notes, musk and woodsy notes.

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I am a huge fan of perfumes, especially the ones that infuse a strange mix of scents. I am not a girl who likes only fruity, citrus scents or even overtly sweet scents. When purchasing a perfume, I keep two basic things in mind: One being the smell and the other, the lasting power. Both, well, are clearly fulfilled by my recent buy. Strike one; good first impression.

So coming to the scent, I wanted this perfume since last year. Finally, two weeks ago, my father bought it from Singapore. Overjoyed, I took a whiff. I didn’t quite understand what exactly the scent was. It was a mixture between rust, vanilla and a strong pungent odour that cannot be described. Then I gave it another one, it was strange. Finally, I logged on to my best friend ‘Google’ to lend me some information on this weird smelling fragrance.

The perfume was originally launched in 1998 and was founded by Annick Menardo. The top notes include apricot, plum and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk.

To me, it was a mismatch of all these scents. Given its ingredients, it is gives it an oriental flavour to it. Though I am a fan of such scents, I didn’t quite like this one. It gives a strange rusty and almost an ointment-like odour (not scent) that lingers all day. Still, madly guilty about this pricey purchase, I gave it a second chance and wore it in the evening. No, it didn’t help, so much so that I don’t even think I will wear this one in the winters (It is a winter scent).

So finally, the red bottle is resting on my vanity block, totally untouched. Some may like it as it may smell differently on different people. For me, I would go for any Indian attar than breaking my bank for this!

Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text:  Sarika Nagdeo

I love Accessories from Aldo but I prefer not to spend thousands of rupees on a necklace. Upon seeing this geometric necklace, It led me to take inspiration and recreate this piece of jewelry.  It’s simple, easy and quick. Citizenkay teaches you to make it in 4 simple steps. You wouldn’t regret trying this DIY.

Things that you need:

1. Straw turned into Triangles by folding them.

2. Silver Acrylic  Paint

3. A Gold Chain.

4. Any Color Art Paper.

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Step 1:

2editPaint the straws Silver.  I used Silver Glitter Nail Paint to make it shine.

 

Step 2:

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Cut the art paper into your triangle shapes and paste the paper onto the straws with fabric glue.

 

Step 3:

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Arrange your triangles according to your preference and chain it.

 

Step 4:

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The Final Beauty. Wear it over a black dress or on a blazer. It’s perfect for a summer day or night.

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Summer is here. So I went to the drug store to pick up a sun block lotion and the endless shelves of bottles are astonishing. Have you ever thought, “What’s with all the different SPF numbers?” If you’re confused by what these numbers mean, you’re not alone.

What does SPF mean?

Firstly, SPF means Sun Protection Factor. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to block out the sun’s burning rays.  Sunscreens with SPF 15 filter out 93 percent of UVB Rays, SPF 30 filters out 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent, and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent of UVB rays.

If I wear a higher SPF sunscreen will I be protected for the whole day?

If you think, wearing a sunscreen with a higher SPF number will protect your skin, you are wrong. The effectiveness of a Sunscreen depletes over the day..And you need to reapply it every 2-3 hours.

It is cloudy today. So I don’t need a sunscreen?

False!  UVB rays reach into your home too. So Sunscreen is a must!

Neutrogena, Clinique or Lakme?

Citizenkay’s top 3:

Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block: Hasti Kenia a loyal customer of Neutrogena since 5 years says “I prefer Neutrogena since it is smooth and non-greasy. It absorbs instantly and does not cause any breakouts.”

Price: 499 for 88 ml tube.

Clinique Solar Smart SPF 30:

The sunscreen doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky, so you can use it on the face and the neck. Plus, it dries to an invisible, matte finish. The scent of Clinique will surely make your money worth this sunscreen.

Price:  1,350.

Lakme  SPF 24++

It is a light feel sunscreen but takes time to absorb completely and also leaves little greasiness feel on the skin when applied it in large amount. It also leaves a light white cast on the skin.

Price: 135 for 50 gms.

Final Verdict:

For everyday wear its Lakme since it feels lighter on the skin, but for days when i need foolproof sun protection- nothing can beat Neutrogena!

 Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text: Sarika Nagdeo


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