Laila’s Cafe @Goa. One Stop Shop For Food & Fashion.

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A Sunday well spend with friends and special Eid Menu at Laila’s Cafe. It’s never too late to celebrate any festival so we did the same.

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The cafe will provide you taste of both good food & fashion. She has a boutique in the cafe where you can find beach wear and casual clothing. Love the hippie vibes and the Boho designs. Indulge in shopping and good food under one roof.

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Laila Fathima is a sweetheart. Loves to cook and you will have a lovely time spending at her cafe. She often visited GOA for holidays and fell in love with the place like many of us. Her love for Goa was strong enough to make her leave the corporate career and she finally followed her passion and stared her cafe in GOA. In the beginning she started only home deliveries of Biriyanis and few Hyderabadi specialities. I met her then and now it’s so inspiring to see her in her own cafe.

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She cooks her heart out everyday and serves flavourful dishes. Everyday is a different menu and they serve only lunch.

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It is in the Anjuna Vagator road.

What we ate –

* Mutton Haleem – I tried it for the first time. It has a porridge consistency with mutton and cereals cooked together and then mashed. It’s a healthy & filling dish. Muslims prefer to include in their food menu while fasting to keep them going for the day.

* Mutton Biryani – Biryani was simple yet flavourful.

* Baghaare Baingan – This Hyderabadi dish stole my heart. Peanuts, coconut and different spices cooked to make a thick gravy and brinjal is cooked in that. I loved it. Very spicy and had a unique taste.

* Shahi Paneer – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Chole Masala – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Lachha Paratha – 👍🏼👌🏼

* BangolorianGhee Rice – 👍🏼👌🏼

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Laila's Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Singapore Look Book

Heya! Everyone 😀

Here is my Singapore look book. Right from Airport look to last day of my trip.

Had an amazing time vlogging and shooting. And most of all taking back all the beautiful memories of that place which I still cherish.

 

|| LOOK 1 – Airport Look || 

Super Comfy T-shirt – The Souled Store

Jaggings – Only

Sneakers – GK M Block Market

Bomber Jacket – Brigade Road, Bangalore 

Bag pack – Aldo

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|| LOOK 2 – Night Safari || 

T-shirt – Raasta Cafe

Cargo Pants –  Westside Stores

Bag Pack – Aldo

Brown Sneakers  –  GK M Block Market 

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Arrival Day | Night Safari

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|| LOOK 3 – DAY 1 ||

Maxi Dress  –  Westside Stores

Handbag  – Chanel

Glares  –  Ray Ban

Black Boots. –  H&M

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Day 1 | Marina Bay Square

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|| LOOK 4 – DAY 2 ||

Top  –  Westside Stores

Shorts  –  Dubai Mall

Boots  –  H&M 

Glares –   Ray Ban

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|| LOOK 5 – DAY 3 ||

Dress  – Bombay Parsley

Boots  – H&M

Watch – Diesel

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UNIVERSAL & SANTOSA ISLAND

 

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|| LOOK 6 – DAY 4 ||

Dress  – Koovs.com

Blazer – Splash Dubai

Boots  – H&M 

Handbag – Chanel

Watch – Diesel

Sun Glasses – Ray Ban

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|| LOOK 7 – DAY 5 ||

Top  – Westside

Shorts  – Dubai Mall

Sun Glasses  – H&M 

Handbag  – Chanel

Watch   – Diesel

Shoes  – GK M Block

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PUNGGOL END

 

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Style Up This Winter With “Amaira Scrafs”

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As the name suggests they aim to provide their customers carefully chosen beautiful scarves that can be their possession for life. They draw inspiration from the splendor of life as well as the mysteries of our earth. The painstaking efforts of their keen craftsmen are apparent in the distinctive and exquisite designs of their silk scarves, stoles, pareos and bandanas. And we couldn’t agree more. Their collection is truly outstanding and you really have to check that out. So what are you waiting for log on today to www.amairascarves.com and pep up your winter look!

Read the full story at  Navigenes.com

 

Few looks that I created with these beautiful and fashionable Amaira Scrafs

Look Number 1 – 

I teamed up a beautiful printed scarf with with a black Shift Dress which adds a chic look to the entire outfit and adding that extra touch of glam. I paired up with Black Knee High Boots.

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Look Number 2 –

Make work wear doesn’t have to look boring. you can jazz it up with a beautiful scarf and wear it in different styles.

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Look Number 3 – 

Make that casual outfit stand out by adding a dash of fashion. Wear a scarf in different style making it your statement piece.

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Look Number 4 – 

You can not only team up a scarf with your different outfits but you can also make it an accessory. Tie a beautiful scarf in your handbag and make it look high end fashion.

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SHOPCLUES.COM – Reveals Its First Fashion Avatar

India’s Biggest and largest online market “Shopclues” is live with its new campaign launch which is “Look Good Everyday” marking its step into the fashion category. Latest fashion and trends in an affordable price. It is not limited to just clothing, right from matching accessories to footwear to jewellery… you name it, you get it.

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They have handpicked the key fashion trends this spring summer to suit all budgets and cater to both men and women. ShopClues aims to fulfil the fashion and lifestyle needs of our core consumers.

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Shopclues has put an end to the Monday morning struggle staring into our closets wondering for the Nth time why we have nothing to wear! Almost everyone – from college -goers to working professionals- faces this dilemma and there can be nothing worse than a closet that does not cooperate when you were already running late. Dressing smartly and looking presentable makes us feel good about ourselves. Moreover, you don’t need to spend big bucks to get that dream wardrobe.

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The launch party happened at an awesome restaurant in Cp. Delhi “Nehle Pe Dehla” Great time spend engaging in different activities organised by the Shopclues Team and connecting with renowned Fashion Bloggers.

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Modern Rootsfor women where the product represent the various handicrafts of India such as pure Indigo to mirror work fusion that range from 499 to 1599.

Pinks, Yellows and Metallics is a curated Shopclues Fashion Trend which is the current Bollywood favourite, starting from price as low as 149.

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Additional focus this season has also been 9 to 5 Dressing and Flash Dance Shoulders – A Modern twist to the 80’s look with a peek-a-boo treatment, and all the time summer favourite Florals. Not just limited to clothes, as Shopclues Fashion Florals are extended to scarves, jewellery, footwear and handbags to!

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For Men, we at Shopclues have specially curated collections like “Layered Look” “Smart Casuals” and even “Mood Dressing”

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All these fashion trends have been complemented by beautiful jewellery, fashion accessories and footwear to complete your look for all day, every day. #LookGoodEveryday 

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ShopClues – The e-commerce destination for Bharat

ShopClues is India’s first and largest managed marketplace with more than 100 million monthly visits on its website. Founded in July 2011, ShopClues is the preferred e-commerce destination for the real India – buyers and sellers residing in tier 2, 3 and beyond geographies of India.

ShopClues’ business model is asset-light and technology-focused, allowing it to scale very rapidly, It is on track to reach profitability with no additional capital raise, by the last quarter of 2017. ShopClues also uses advanced Artificial Intelligence in providing the best customer experience, a tall order achieved given the unorganised nature of the market and the minute geographical reach of the company. The company is run by an enthusiastic team of 1100+ people and is funded by leading institutional investors including sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, Tiger Global Management LLC, Helion Venture Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. It is based out of Gurgaon and is the Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation.

All factor combine to make ShopClues India’s No.1 online marketplace.

 

SHOPCLUES has also launched an all new TVC Campaign – “Look Good Everyday” that captures the essence of shop clues as the one-stop-shop for Affordable Fashion.

Watch The Ad Here

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Visit Shopclues.com and Indulge yourself in Latest Fashion

 

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** Raasleela ** By Sonali R. Agarwal

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Raasleela was founded in 2015 by Sonali R. Agarwal, an alumni of Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi.

From the designer-

” Raasleela was founded out of my love for Indian fabrics and my innate need to quirk it up. It was founded for my need to wear modern clothing in breathable fabrics and the huge lapse in Indian market of making such product. It was also founded to take the traditional Indian crafts and put it on the map.

I would love for all the women to get up, take notice of our rich heritage and wear it proudly”

 

 Lets get up close and personal as the designer talks about the Lebel

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# How did it all started? And about the label?  

** Raasleela, is a metaphor for playful and happy clothing. It was started for the modern woman, who is fun, experimental and confident. For the woman, who is rooted in her personal values and liberal in her thoughts.

The label at its soul, if full of love for all things Desi . We try to do our part in promoting traditional crafts of India and work directly with printers and weavers, so they get fair wages. You will always find an Indian craft highlighting in all our clothing.
Our design philosophy revolves around the idea of minimalism, clean cuts and relaxed silhouettes, in pure fabrics.
We believe in all things handmade and handcrafted. We do limited pieces as they are not produced by machines, in bulk.

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# Inspiration behind it?

** Modern Indian Woman- embracing tradition with individuality.

# What trends are followed by label?

** We do not follow any trends- we make classic clothes with modern twist in quality fabric- which will last a few years, sustainable in both quality and trends. However we do follow color forecasts.

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# How frequently the collection is re-vamped?

** We come up with a new collection every 2-3 months. 

 # What is the signature style?

** Comfortable, classic, modern. We are making our native fabric/ crafts are own again.

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Does the collection retains the Indian flavor?

** Absolutely. We use only native fabrics/ textiles and crafts. Each collection will have atleast one Indian element, if not more, in terms of fabric/ embroidery/ prints etc. 

# What all market is covered by the label. (eg boutique/online)

** We have a physical studio in Delhi and we are expanding extensively online. Raasleela has its own website and we are also retailing through major e-portals.

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# Apart from an outlet, is the label goes on tour? (events and exhibitions)

** Yes, we do take parts in exhibitions, once or twice in an year.

# What kind of clients does the label cover. What kind of audience is targeted? Major client group like age or budget.

** Our audience is modern indian woman- somebody who likes to retain our culture and wear it proudly in a modern, fun setting. Our clothes are also extremely comfortable to be in since we use ZERO synthetic fabrics or dyes. Age group is primarily between 27- 60 years. Price starts from 2500/-  

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# What is the next collection or launch by the label?

**We are hoping to launch our festive collection by May2017 and we are also launching an adorable little girls clothing very soon.- Raasleela Tiny

What is your take on fashion meets technology? Online market and all.

**Online market is our present and future- we are expanding majorly into digital sale and extensively doing social media marketing. Its a very powerful medium and also an essential one to reach all your target audience throughout the country, and the world. Raasleela ships internationally. 

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# What is your take on changing trends and globalization of Indian Fashion.

** Although we do not believe in changing trends, we do keep an eye out for any new and exciting designs happening. Fashion is an industry where you have to keep reinventing yourself and watching our contemporaries and seniors is a fantastic way to learn and appreciate the new. 

Its fantastic to see so many Indian designers taking global fashion scene by storm- and even better to see how they retain our beautiful culture and its complexities in their designs.

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# What is your go to outfit on a normal day?

** A cotton maxi or my current favorite- shirt dresses

# What will be your personal style be? Your favorite look?

** Minimal and comfortable, a cotton kurta with loose pants

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# Dressing tips for this summer-

** Invest in fine quality cotton pieces, they will make summers much easier. Its a myth that cotton should be cheap and shiny looking fabrics are acceptable if expensive. Wear fun, loose kurtas and dresses, team them up with scarves to jazz up the outfit and wear them up with kohlapuris and a smile

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Raasleela Studio- D 1069, New Friends Colony, Delhi

Contact- Sonali Agarwal- Founder and Creative Head- 9953145403

Email

 
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RAASLEELA – FACEBOOK

** SERENITY ** – BY CHARU PARASHAR | AIFW – AUTUMN WINTER 2017

An Introduction to the Designer

Let’s meet “Charu Parashar” before talking about her new collection at the “Amazon India Fashion Week” – Autumn Winter Collection.

Charu Parashar (New Delhi), is one of India’s Most promising Young fashion designer. She attended SDPT, New Delhi where she received her Formal education in fashion designing. She was born into a business family. Since the age of five, At an age when girls are busy playing with dolls she was getting real time training in the aesthetics of fashion and was getting acquainted with the world of colors. She used to accompany her mother for block printing, even travel to Banaras for picking sarees and fabrics.

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She started her studio in the year 1993, soon after her college with two block printed tables (which she says is heritage given to by her father.) and launched her label “CHARU PARASHAR” with a solo fashion show at Le Meridian with tie n dye collection, which was a sold out .In November 2001 she opened her 1st flag ship store at DLF Galleria with a Fashion show at IGCC, followed by a fashion show at DLF gymkhana in 2002 sponsored by L’Oreal. In the year 2004, July, she took an exhibition called “Utpala” to Manhattan, New York. Where she got terrific response & great reviews for her designs.

She is a strong revivalist of keeping the old art n technique of block printing alive.

Currently she retails her label “CHARU PARASHAR” from Anantam, Aura, CTC Mall, Atelier, lemon tree and Gyans.Design Philosophy’ – to work extensively in creating empowering designs for the woman of today by modernization of traditional Indian craftsmanship techniques in western silhouettes.

Signature style. Redefining style with vibrant colors Traditional designs with an International appeal. Comfortable and has a young feel.

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Her Latest Collection In Amazon India Fashion Week  – A Talk Over Tea & Cookies

We all are living in a world full of stress tensions and polluted environment. This insanity needs to stop. Designer Charu Parashar works with colour “Greenery” in her AUTUMN WINTER 2017 collection and infuses Calmness, Hope and freshness. To further strengthen our connection with nature and Oneness to the environment to revitalise, reinvigorate and Oxygenate. Charu compels you to give a deeper thought on appearance and perception and begins to create a new calm green word to unravel.

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Colors : Greenery Green/Peach/ Apple Red /Lotus Blue

Fabrics : Satins/ Silk Georgette / Raw Silk.

Silhouttes are fluid free flowing drapes which have a certain ease once worn and embodies elegance. The designer has used handcrafted embellishments on the garments predominantly gold and resham work

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The embroideries depicted through an intricate designs made by branches of trees on the ensembles reinforcing hope.

The essence of the collection has been shot with sculptures which are nature inspired like the work of highly acclaimed artists like Jayasri Burman, Narayan Sinha, S.Nandagopal, K.S. Radhakrishnan and Subrata Paul giving the perfect backdrop for the designers thought process.

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The merging of fashion and art is an area of keen interest of Charu Parashar and has been captured beautifully in the A/W 17 lookbook. Their integrated affair is most mesmerising to the designer.

** INDIA RUNAWAY WEEK ** Weavers at Centre stage of current season of India Runway Week

It would seem that no matter how big the India Runway Week gets, there you will always find fresh new names. Of course, the old designers continue every season. This is the 8th season of India Runway Week which is starting from 28th of April.

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The weavers of India are its biggest assets. Indian hand woven fabrics have been known since time immemorial. India was famous even in ancient times as an exporter of textiles to most parts of the civilized world but throughout history and currently too there are evidences that show that weavers have always been a victim of a staunch hierarchical system. Being at the bottom of the system they fall prey to the extreme forms of exploitation.

There are organizations that are identified as a promising means of raising voice for them and generating livelihood for hundreds of rural artisans. They have made a significant contribution to the lives of the women artisans working with it, which has helped improve their economic as well as social status.

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They strive to bring the traditions of India to customers all around the world with its unique creations and products. It not only helps its artisans become wage earners, but also spreads awareness about the traditional crafts of the region, thus helping preserve a rich part of India’s national cultural heritage. Indian Federation for fashion Development have joined hand with four of these organizations i.e Rangsutra, SoCHE, Banka Silk and Gestures by Kriti who will present the work of artisans at current season of India Runway Week Summer 2017 ramp which is starting from 28th of April to 30th of April 2017

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“The purpose of this show is to raise the current conditions of the weavers and to propose the importance of such organizations and social security to the custodians of this ageless art.” Said by Fashion director, Kiran Kheva, India Runway Week

Rangsutra is a craft company of thousand artisans from remote regions of India – the desert regions of Rajasthan and plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh whereas SoCHE is reviving this languishing and less popular hand embroidery practiced by women around the border areas of Barmer. Banka Silk on other hand is imparting the required skills to the weaver’s community of Banka, connecting them with the markets and helps create an Eco-system wherein the weaver’s community can become self-sustainable. And lastly Gestures by Kriti is a livelihood support and outreach initiative that began in 1999, to promote ethical, sustainable and socially conscious thinking & buying of ‘community made’ products.

 

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