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Too many Diwali parties, too little time? Put together an easy look!

The festivities have begun, and this madness will continue till, end of the year!

Weddings, birthday parties, events, gatherings, even house parties; somehow they all seem to peak come Diwali. Considering you have to go to all these places and have barely any time to put together looks for each of them, here are some handy tips!

  1. Invest in statement accessories. Be it grand earrings, a huge vintage neckpiece, a blingy clutch, headgear, or a funky handcuff. Recently I tried on hair extensions they were not so bad either.
  2. Layering is a game changer. Long jackets, brocade shrugs, sleeveless embroidered waistcoats etc. the options are plenty. Invest in one of these and play around with basics to create different looks.
  3. Great shoes: A nude staple goes a long way, but so does a classic gold piece. Invest a classy metallic bomb and rock them with Indian and other dresses while clubbing or at your next card party.

In the look below, I have simply teamed an embellished jacket over a black tube and black pants, see how it comes out enough to make me any kind of occasion-ready.

Signature earrings from Rathod Jewellers.

Location Courtesy: Zora, Ishanya Mall, Pune.

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Raw silk and similar fabrics add life to the wardrobe, complete must have in the festive season.

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A look like this can also easily go from day to night.

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Photography by: Gaurav Rasane

Styling: Sakshi Nahar

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Dressing for Dandiya nights, when you don’t have a chaniya-choli! #NavratriMustHave

Happy Navratri!

A few years ago, I used to plan and prepare for Navratri nights weeks in advance with my white plastic bangle sets, authentic outfits, and accessories. I even had a family friend courier the outfit to me from Ahmedabad, because the patterns there were so updated and prettier from the ones here in Pune. Did you also take a 3-day crash course in Garba pre-navratri? School dandiya night, society dandiya, and ones in the clubs here in Pune. Then came those random events at grounds where TV stars would come and give away best-dressed awards and best group Garba awards. My God the pressure used to be intense.

Some days those used to be no? Coming to the present. I barely realise when Navratri starts unless Mom announces it. So here I am, stuck with no prep and a few Garba nights ahead of me.

Activated Jugni mode and we came up with a quick fix for our readers too. Dive into your wardrobe for heavy dupattas (preferably with shells / mirrorwork / bandini / lehriya / phulkari) as ethnic as it can get. Bring out all those old tucked away accessories, oxidised stuff, maang tikkas, bangles, kamar bands and more. The trick is to layout all options you have and then put together a look.

Doing the same, here are two easy-peasy looks for Dandiya nights. Also, google Deepu in RamLeela for makeup references just like me and go all out with drawings on the face and neck. So sexy.

 

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Used dad’s kurta buttons as a choker and was so impressed with the way it turned out. Ever tried? _dsc1977

Deep Kohl eyes are kind of a compulsion, and this pinterest inspired hair kept my fringe away from the face and the look fuss free._dsc1991 _dsc2007

Another Navratri special DIY look coming up in the next post, stay tuned. Psst. If you are a fan of reusing old dresses and pom-poms you’ll love it. Till then, tell us if you have simply draped a heavy dupatta on your old tee and jeans for dandiya before?

Photography: Gaurav Rasane

Styling: Sakshi Nahar.

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Cape it out! #TrendSpotting in my super late travel post! #JugniChaliPondicherry

While we struggled to complete all the places on our to-do list, you know these bloggers they always squeeze in time for a quick shoot! Have a look at a fun recreated version of Alia Bhatt’s Buddhu sa Mann look. Hope you like it as much as I did sporting it.

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I was also supremely skeptical about sporting these shorts, never before length this is. But I did realise I was my biggest critic and no one out there gave me a look, it was all in my mind. The cape does help cover up problem areas in an attire like this and adds much-needed confidence boost with the obvious splash of colour.

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Details: Printed Cape: Colaba Causeway

Top: Just Casuals

Shorts: Just Casuals

Shoes: Dubai Haul

Bag: Stalk Buy Love

Glares: Roadside

Location: Auroville

On my lips: Fab Bag find Tommy G chalk matte lip colour

For the shiny Hair: Duck & Dry leave in conditioner

 

Add on a printed cape to a boring outfit and see the magic! Stay Jugni <3

 

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All White, So bright. #SummerWeddings #MaaKaWardrobe

Still looking to add to your wedding wear collection? You absolutely must invest in an all white piece.

Be it an Anarkali, a pretty gown, a straight kurta or a lehenga. The possibilities to style an all white outfit are unimaginable. Here you will see my first time experimenting with an asymmetric Anarkali. The wow-factor remains the fact that it is all white and I can style it completely differently just by alternating add-ons.

Dupattas, earrings, makeup, footwear and other accessories are the real style quotient sometimes, hence details are everything. Pay close attention 😛

LMPL4855A bright stole/ dupatta like this one ended up being the game changer of my whole look. To balance that pop of colour I put on my gorgeous pink earrings by Tarksya, and added my multi-colour kolhapuri from Abba Shoes.

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Best part about creating the kurta was the fact that I had an old semi georgette saree lying around in the house until my designer from Ginni’s couture creations came up with this. We stuck to classic detailing with pearls and a hint of gold to go with the old saree border. Always believe in the power of #MaaKaWardrobe

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I feel so incomplete without my Mumma’s bindi, each time I wear Indian.

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Adding an entire layer of georgette over the old saree made the outfit more elegant and royal! Keeping royal in mind, I had to try on a look which stuck to ultimate classics and no bright added tones.

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Major Sonam Kapoor vibes were being felt with the styling of this look, also made me quite proud of myself.

If you are one of those who think white will enlarge your body shape or anything on the lines, kindly drop that silly idea and try this. Also, i really think i can dye this into a completely different shade someday and flaunt it all over again!

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Notice how the draping of the dupatta can also impact your look so greatly.

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With my favourite photographer in the world, Lakshya Manwani Photography.

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Don’t doubt yourself when putting on some extra blush. Afternoon events will only enhance the face further with just enough dosage of Pink! <3
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Kept it easy, with my favourite old jooti. Gold. Forever.

Wouldn’t you share this post with someone looking for wedding wear ideas? or just cause you love Jugni & Co so much?

 

 

 

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Tee-Series: Styling a round neck t-shirt, again.

Taking cue from our last post in the same series that you can read here; I am still obsessing over the 3 uber cool doodled t-shirts that I got designed by The Filmy owl (Angel Bedi) from PosterGully.com

I was absolutely overwhelmed when so many of you sent me photos wearing the same t-shirts! Yay, blogger feel. Keeping the core thought the same, we cannot do with them can’t do without. Round neck basic t-shirts or chest print t-shirts are not just to work out or sleep in, they need to be worn out. You need to surprise yourself at how stylish you can make this wardrobe staple look. Watch and learn 😛

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It’s not difficult to understand when you add crisp white denims and heeled footwear you are definitely going strong on your style game. I have worn the same t-shirt with shorts as well as harem pants and I swear the whole look becomes unique with different shoes and pants. Also, makeup and accessories. The bag, shoes, red lips, earrings all add up to this look and makes it wearable to a dinner or evening wear.

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The Zara neckpiece and the striped skirt made me brunch ready, I could even go to a meeting looking like this. Would’nt you want to try?_DSC7636 _DSC7619

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No style is fully complete without stunning glares and your signature pose. What are you waiting for, re-use those favourite t-shirts and send us some more tips to do the same! Stay Jugni.

 

T-shirts: PosterGully.com; White denim: Zara; Skirt: Sarojini Nagar, Delhi; Neckpiece: Zara; Flats: Forever 21; Printed bag: Chumbak; On My Lips: Ruby Woo-MAC & Tommy G Hyper matte pink. Photography: Gaurav Rasane.

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#MaaKaWardrobe Here’s what you can do with that gorgeous silk saree.

When it comes to classic pieces, I find all my answers in Mumma’s wardrobe. From the most epic dupattas to authentic embroidery and fabrics that stay forever there is everything!

I have been eyeing Maa’s saree collection for the longest time, and when I finally got my hands on this one I knew I wanted to create magic with it. So, out of the many things you can do with your mom’s silk saree you can also convert it into a beautiful pleated skirt/lehenga. Just like you’ll see in the pictures below. This classic digital print, pure silk, gold and sea green piece is my Nani Maa’s treasure passed on to my mother and is now mine. By adding a pop of blue in a beautiful raw silk, I tried to put in a little life onto the colour which made me look a little pale when draped as a saree.

The saree has so much legacy attached to it, I almost feel like I’m wearing years of family style with each step in my new skirt. Crop top and skirt trend looks like it’s here to stay, hence it just fits well with fashion today created by a piece from the 60’s. What do you think of it? Do you have an old treasure from #MaaKaWardrobe that you would like to revamp? Write into us and let’s brainstorm together!

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My designer suggested that we added removable layers of can-can in the skirt which made me feel like a total royalty, also, I can remove it and style it down as and when required! So cool! Designed by Ginni’s Studio.

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Hairband: Accessorize, Location: Blue Shack, Mundwa, Pune; Photographer: Kruthika Pillai.

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Tell me how you like this post, and we’ll do more of revamped outfits posts for you guys!

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Move over coconuts, eggs to the rescue! Mane Management Tip.

Recently while in a makeup workshop, the hair and makeup expert said that soon we will all be wearing hair extensions. In the US, she mentioned they are available over the counter at every store in the street! Yaeeks!

That got me thinking of this insane hair fall that I have been struggling with, so besides the methi and the curd packs, and the various treatments as well as home remedies I kept desperately waiting for something better. Then came in something i have not been able to put away, as I grew used to it!

Eyova. Have you heard of egg oil yet? Yes, eggs, they can make your mane fabulous too! I couldn’t keep the find just to myself, hence this review for all my lovelies!

Firstly, Since egg oil contains cholesterol, it helps the oil absorb into the outer layer of our scalp. It also stabilises and maintains the complex intercellular-skin matrix, allowing the skin a natural repair and rejuvenation. The cholesterol in eggs is an active element that helps moisturise dry hair strands. It helps heal and strengthen the hair by reducing frizz adding shine and smoothness to your hair. Being rich in sources of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, egg oil contains EFA which is a very vital ingredient in the role of hair care. It helps in preventing poor scalp conditions which cause dandruff and hair loss, as per an article in the TOI.

Product Claims:

  • Prevents premature hair loss
  • Prevents premature hair greying
  • Eliminates dandruff
  • Repairs hair damage
  • Adds luster and shine to hair

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What I think:

So I received this product in July, it mentions the need for it to be used for a minimum of four weeks for any results. So I did, but with the erratic monsoons, and the humid weather my hair still acted weird for about 3 weeks, as in I did not feel any big change in the texture or the hair fall. Still keeping at it, as the weather changed and my habit with the oiling continued, I could feel the magic in the product, my hair fall has not stopped miraculously but has definitely reduced. More than that, it’s the shine and luster that I can see on my mane! Less fizz, easy to manage and prettier for sure.

Thanks to Eyova, I now have a good habit, which my mom is very happy with. No more routine expenses on random hair treatments. No more egg white masks, which are smelly and messy and not easy to do on a routine. Healthy hair. I did apply the product twice a week, every week for about 8-9 weeks, kept it on overnight and did not use excessive shampoo. It is very easy to remove, which is one of my big concerns with coconut oil and especially castor oil. So I can shampoo without really murdering my hair shafts.

I highly recommend for you to try Eyova, read more about it www.eyova.com, go ahead and buy a bottle from here : http://shop.eyova.com/eshop/index.php/egg-oil/eyova-50-ml-india.html. You must also share this new and awesome find with all your friends who need hair care. Also, I really wanted to do a fancy photo shoot with mere lambe ghane baal, strong and shiny, and while using the product. But that would be a little too dramatic na? Isiliye, serious review. Jaldi kharido. Tell me how you like it. Will you use an egg oil?

Follow them on facebook for more https://www.facebook.com/Eyova?fref=ts

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Wedding Series: Floor length dresses!

“If it’s pink or sparkly I want it…” That line could very well be printed on my bedroom wall, speaking of, we have recently done our bedroom, added a wall of frames and upped the theme a little. As pepperfry is rightly saying, why wait for Diwali? do your space now! Obsessing over the newly done bedroom on my snapchat, do you follow us there?

Coming to the pink side of life, we recently did this crazy crazy shoot that I have been sneak-peaking on instagram for a while now. We are contemplating getting into a series of wedding related posts as the season is just about getting started, me feels that you might want to read up on quick fixes featuring all aspects like clothes, jewellery, dancing, shoes, locations, gift ideas and more! Cannot do this alone, so please mail us what you would like us to post in the wedding series here: jugniandco@gmail.com

We collaborated with the super talented Anuradha Chordia Jain and her beautiful jewellery brand Beads & Threads for this post. Don’t miss the stunning earrings, haath phool, neckpiece, bracelet and finger rings. She also does a wide range of statement accessories from head gears to heavy items in semi-precious stones to meet every budget as well as occasion. Follow them on instagram & facebook for more updates!

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Styled these with an outfit so pink that you’ll be the source of sunshine in any party if you wear this. Ideal for a wedding party or even your own event, I got a custom made pink tie & dye/ lehriya fabric stitched into a breathtakingly beautiful floor length dress. Adding a string of diamonds to the highlight the one-shoulder cut is my favourite thing about the outfit. So next time you go fabric shopping, pick an Indian print and convert it into something like this. Ideal fusion and so pretty. What say?

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I couldn’t take off the sunglasses as they add such an interesting Tanu-effect to the look. Very #swaggy don’t you think? Also, in day functions the pictures look way more awesome with cheap reflector aviators. Try kariye!Ishanya_Mall 086

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Switching the look around, with a change in the jewellery again by Beads & Threads. The emerald green added a much-needed relief from the burst of pink in the outfit. The two fingers one ring concept is super trending currently and these crude stones worked brilliantly too! Don’t you think?Ishanya_Mall 140 Ishanya_Mall 147 Ishanya_Mall 166 Ishanya_Mall 180 Ishanya_Mall 222_stitch

These pretty kolhapuris with heels are from head over heels (available at westside stores)

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Don’t you think if there was a colour that you will change the world in, it would be pink? Or maybe black. No, wait Red is the colour of power. OK, but you understand that colours are like really important. So go out there wear a bright ass knockout outfit for the next function you attend, and send us some cute pictures of you doing it too maybe? I want to hear from you, let’s talk. About anything and everything. mail karo: jugniandco@gmail.com Snapchat Karo: rashika14190 Instagram pe DM karo: jugni_and_co Facebook he karlo yaar: https://www.facebook.com/jugnico?fref=ts

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Location courtesy: Ishanya amphitheater Pune; Photography by Gaurav Rasane; Outfit: Ginni’s Design Studio, Pune; Jewellery: Beads & Threads by Anuradha Chordia Jain; Shoes: Westside Stores; Lipstick: Clinique Matte Magenta;

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Flower Power.

Did you know, ‘flower power’ was a term coined as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children

Overall exuberates a lot of power with a strong non-violent ideology. The trend became huge in the late 1960s and the 70’s fashion wave is all about florals! The best part about such clutter breaking trends is the way they make their way back into our lives. 2015 has been seeing a lot of the 70’s vibe. From our very own baba sporting the floral trend to all over the runways, though trends like these take time to trickle down to the aam janta like you and me, it’s here and it looks like it is here to stay.

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The floral trend helps in adding a little elegant spunk to any attire, (indian as well as western outfits) be it the little flower tiara or fresh flower bracelets that we see on mehndi functions at weddings. Florals are not just for spring, they are an all time hit now! Short printed dresses look adorable on any day, and then there is the maxi floral which I just cannot seem to get enough of!

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Take dresses like these to the next level, with sharp makeup, sky high heels and an attitude that will make everyone stop and take notice when you walk in looking like a million bucks!

Also, don’t forget that the flower power still symbolises so much history that you must feel like you are embodying a movement, a rebellion of sorts. For freedom, beauty and your own right to kill with cuteness! Go, be a gulaabo. #shaandaar #idea

Dress from Diva’s Pop Up, Shoes: Westside stores; On my lips: Ruby Wood, MAC Cosmetics; Stunning Photography by: Lakshya Manwani Photography; Location: Shahpurjaat, Delhi.