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Drop that shoulder! KoovsXJugni

Continuing on the ongoing cold shoulder craze, here is a simple look you have to try the next time you are stepping out!

Jugni tip: not a good idea to go dancing in an off shoulder top, as the elastic slides up each time your arms move to do your moves! *NotGoodBro*

Besides that tiny winy little glitch, here is our first ever tie up with Koovs! *yayy* Also, I seriously believe only super stylish people wear Koovs, I find their stuff super cool you must check it out if you haven’t already! This summer also is about investing in white denims! The summery-spring-y-floral tops and hyper colours are best when paired with a classic white pair!

I got my hands on the most epic fit from Zara. Although, I do think that lighter coloured bottoms do make my thighs appear broader, the length of the tops you wear the changes the game completely. So choose smart. My sling bag holds just the essentials and went effortlessly with the look, also the reflectors from Anjuna, Goa added swag!

 

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An absolute must try are the jump in shoes, which are comfy enough to keep you running in all day at the mall or amidst your errands. I love the little bling which I teamed with my cute-sy two finger ring.

Did you see? Do you like? Won’t you try?

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Photography: Kruthika Pillai; Location Courtesy: Superheroes- Madness, Koregaon Park, Pune.

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Love my triple studs from H&M, they go with absolutely anything and everything, and just validate having 3 ear piercings no?

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I’m cooling it down with my cold shoulders and reflectors! How are you styling this summer away? Tell us at talk@jugniandco.com. Also, if you have a post idea, a request, a query, leave a comment, love us hate us? Tell us everything! Till then, Stay Jugni <3

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The not so routine- everyday look you must try! #WrapThat

I’m pretty confident that all you girlies have a printed wrap around skirt in that wardrobe. Either you received it as a gift, or bought it at a fair or just ordered one cause you felt that you could rock this look.

Well, if you have been struggling what to team it with just like I was, I decided to go dead-basic. T-shits just about fit into any look, you can layer the look with a long cape, you could even wear the skirt with a nice plain kurta. The options are endless, here is one such option that you can easily carry to your next work day or college too.

Wrap around skirts tend to suit most body types, they are easy to wear and really comfortable if you have to run errands all day. Adding desi accessories and kolhapuri chappals added an interesting blend to the look for the day. Go ahead and #WrapThat

Als, i wore the same skirt with a plain white tee while on a vacation with family, find a bonus picture with my Mumma ji below.

Tell me how you like such basic looks, should we do more?

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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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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.

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Monsoon Gloom to Glam!

“Fashion is about dreaming, and making other people dream.”

Such inspiring words to read on a monday, nai? Whenever i start to feel a little worthless, i read these random quotes on pinterest, though the effects are not long lasting, temporarily they lift me up! have you ever tried? This post is another effort to help you dream a little dream to be a glam diva!

That is exactly how I felt, with a new photographer and a full fledged hi-fashion shoot. Hair, make up, lights et al. We’ve tried to level up this post onwards doing better pictures not just for Jugni & Co. but to make you dream of this glam feeling, ok i know i said that before, but you get the excitement right? Monsoon on most days gets to me, makes me gloomy, makes me worry about my frizzy hair and being unable to wear long gowns and sexy heels. ‘Gloom to Glam’ was inspired from that feeling.

So what do you do when the baarish is not filmy and pretty, it is sad and makes you stay indoors all the time? You lift yourself up, with fashion quotes, vogue, and extra doses of caffeine. Shown below are too simple looks, that i am pretty sure you have in your wardrobe. These dresses are basic, but the make up is grand! With our hair and makeup specialist Saba Poonawala (follow her on instagram!), She made me understand that any look can be glammed up with the right kind of make up. so pay close attention to monsoon special makeup trends!

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A bright neon-ish dress does no harm in this sad weather! Matchy matchy shoes, and a cute wooden clutch blend well with this kind of a look

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Neck peice worn as a bracelet, that is made of the same colour family. Tried it?

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La belle Salon and Makeup studio did the magic with MAC studio Fix, MAC’s two toned eye colour, Mascara: Too Faced, Lip colour- MAC Seur.

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Hairband folded in half, and hair that cross over above the band was an experiment that does well don’t you think?

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Details: Dress- Sarojini Nagar, Shoes: Linking Road, Neckpeice worn as bracelet – Hill Road, Bag- Borrowed from Mom, hairband- Colaba Causeway.

Monsoon make-up tips:

  1. Stay clear from liquid foundations, stick to powder press compacts or go ahead and invest in this magical product that I swear by. The MAC studio fix. It has never failed me, gives enough coverage and keeps me photo ready always!
  2. Try a Dia Mirza inspired dewy-dreamy look, use a little shimmer-mineralise powder all over the face, highlight your cheekbones with a light pink/peach shimmer highlighter like the one i use. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer brick, it’s a little expensive but so pretty! As seen in the first look.
  3. If the au natural look is not your type, do a nice bold liner like the deep blue used in look 2 below, and super bright lips. Bright pink or a bold red rarely does any harm to anyone. Nude lips, might just look more gloomy if not paired with the right outfit and eyes. Bright lips always add that happy zest to your face and the over all look.
  4. When it’s about lining and accentuating the eyes, waterproof picks are a no-brainer. But these formulations have chemicals that dry the lashes and sensitive skin on the eyelids. To maintain the resilience of your lashes first coat them with a volumising or lengthening mascara. Build it up by topping with waterproof mascara. When it comes to liners, for a flawless matte finish, go for a felt-pen liner or a gel liner verses a pencil that’s cream-based. It dries quickly and stays put.
  5. Final tip: Seal in your look with a make up fixer, the one from MAC is amazing!
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An almost pastel dress, with the ongoing high-low hemline, bright eyes and super bright lips! Makes you monsoon trending!

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Since the makeup and dress added enough colour, nude belt, shoes and bag was an obvious elegant choice. What do you think?

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Can’t get over my own Jugni pendant. It’s pure love <3

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Location Courtesy: 11 East Street Cafe, the place added the needed wow element to our shoot and their coffee gave me high! Absolute must visit if you haven’t already.

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Shot at the iconic double decker red bus at 11 East Street Cafe. Hair and Make up by Saba Poonawala!

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Like what you see, i can order one for you too! Comment below 🙂

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If this picture does not spell out glamour for you, i don’t know what will.

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La belle salon and bridal studio did their magic with : Simply tied up hair in a high pony, MAC’s pot blue powder eyeshadow used as liner. Bright pink gloss came in the Fab Bag!

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Happy colours, happy you. Make the most of this season, it’s going to go away soon and you won’t have the opportunity to experiment with these trends for a long time! Hope you liked what you saw, write your feedback in comments below.

Shoot Credits: Photographer- Gaurav Rasane, assisted by Kritika Chanchlani, Hair and Makeup- Saba Poonawala from La Belle salon and bridal studio, Location Courtesy- 11 East Street Cafe. Follow them on Insta & Facebook for amazing updates!

Also, here is a fun must have accessory post i found while researching for monsoon definites! Check it out http://www.vogue.in/content/7-rainproof-accessories-you-need#7

*phew* itna lamba post, ab toh Jugni chali to get drenched in the next shower. *SrideviModeOn* Hehe, and of-course, as I always say, Stay Jugni 🙂

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Top 5 wardrobe essentials for a Power Dresser.

To not just be a head turner in any room, to not just exude a killer impression, but to actually feel like you own the place Put on that Jacket! Power Dressing mantra 101 is to put on a jacket whenever you are not quite sure of yourself, and then feel the magic!

Remember how students look and feel more confident when they wear blazers, a good presentation or even conducting an entire class comes easy when you dress so powerfully. To look empowered and feel like it, we researched on the Top 5 wardrobe essentials for a power dresser.

1. White Shirt: No formal look is complete without a crisp white shirt, I have one from Mango, it’s been with me for the last 2 years. Slim fit and crisp even after multiple washes and wears. Invest in one today.

2.Blazer: A blazer can help to turn around an outfit completely. It can be worn with jeans, pants, pencil skirts, even shorts! Don’t restrict yourself to the boring greys and browns, find a colour that makes you feel pretty and get a handful of blazers which can be worn out of office too, different cuts and drapes!

3. Black Heels: Heels correct your posture and make you walk tall and upright. A posture does give you a lot of confidence and heels make us all look so sexy! Try them now.

4. Pencil Skirt/ straight fit dress: Show off those long sultry legs, and make a no-nonsense impression on your colleagues and boss! One that they will not be able to take off their mind. Allen Solly, Van Huesen, Mango and even Westside’s LOV have some great options for all budgets!

5. The bag: You need to find that one bag, which has multiple compartments, a small handle as well as a detachable strap, preferably in a nude shade so you can carry it all day everyday. Charles and Keith have the best of these kind. Sale season is coming soon girls, all geared up?

Work wear, conferences, press meets or launch parties with a mix and match of the above mentioned 5, you’ll be power dressing like a pro!

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Outfit Details: Black and White Blazer-Splash, Black spagetti top- Thrifted, Black Trousers- Mango, Midi-rings- Accessorize, Neckpiece- Sarojini Nagar Market, Black Heels- Abba.

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Comfortable Fashion #FTW

You know how most days are torn between correct postures, mild smiles, behaved mannerisms, crisp clothes and slouching shoulders, loud disturbing laughter with snorts, t-shirts and shorts. I’m pretty sure we’d all love the second part.

On days with back to back meetings or running errands, sometimes the most rewarding feeling is to get into a t-shirt later and chill. So I believe clothes have this magical power to transform your mood and how you feel. Like when I put on a blazer I feel like a powerful person, and when I wear a LBD i feel sexy, so when I put on a t-shirt/ casual top i feel comfortable and at ease.

Keeping that in mind I was on a hunt to find a t-shirt/ top that just kept me feeling at ease. Quite predictably it ended at Forever 21. I found the ideal top, one I went out drinking in, one I met a prospective client for coffee in and one that I can spend all day in cause of that ultra comfy fit. So who would ever think a baggy top like this one can look so chic?

I suggest you hunt these tight sleeved lose bodied tops and haul them for all seasons, they are cute and snuggly and elegant and stylish. Yeh roz nahi hota. You can style this as per where you are going to be wearing it, tuck it in with shorts or palazzos and make them uber casual. Wear it with skinny fit pants or jeggings for semi formal look. Go for block heels that are so in right now just like the ones in the pictures, or even pretty blingy ballerinas for that cute girly feel. Change the make up accordingly to make it casual or formal. Do multiple things with one piece of clothing, you’ll feel good and be able to shop more confidently too.

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This post is a part of our first brand collaboration. Check out the full post here!

Jeans, Top: Forever 21, Shoes : Abba, Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories, Neckpiece: Colaba Causeway. On my lips: Maybelline Newyork: Bold Matte. Location Courtesy: Corinthians Club. Photographer: Kritika Chanchlani.

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How to nail the desi look, always.

If there is ever one particular look that I will always be sure of, it is the desi look.

Rarely can you go wrong with a good kurta and leggings, top it with a bindi and you are all set. The ideal bahu look, or meri-shaadi-karado look or simply a Piku inspired look will leave you surprised with its ease and simplicity. Each body type can flaunt a particular kind or drape of a kurta. The quintessential chudidaar-kurta-duppatta took a much needed turn when it upgraded to kurta and leggings, with or mostly without dupatta it’s sure to make you look formal and adarsh all at once.

Currently the market trend is super long straight fit kurtas, those that go upto your ankles with leggings barely visible. Anarkalis are on their way out and are making appearances only at weddings or occasions. Kurta with Palazzo pants is also an interesting trend that not only elongates your whole look but also adds so much elegance to your style! We are hoping to do a post on that soon. Jooties, Kolhapuris, two strapped chappals or small heels work well with this kind of a look. I’m wearing Kolhapuri with wedge heels which help me make the look a little semi formal and better posture is guaranteed with the comfy heel!

Wear it to a routine work day or even a date to give those pants and tops a break and your onlookers a pleasant surprise. Accessorise it with tiny jhumkis or lots of bangles and you’re sure to be a head-turner. Little girls on their traditional day at school, girls in college, or even your mum is seen sporting this look with equal panache and grace. It’s so comfortable that you could do absolutely anything in it. (Have you seen aunties jumping in a pool with kurti and leggings – umm don’t do that ok?) Also I introduced my Dadi Ma with leggings and she loves how wearable and sturdy they are, with the fabric not tearing, the fitting almost always perfect and no strings to be tied. Safe to say it’s a fashion element fit for all ages.

Make it a part of your routine, you’ll be surprised how less you need to work on this look to look fabulous. Are you as #DesiLook inspired as I am? Tell me in comments below, also share it with your girlfriend who rocks this style!
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Kurta: Thrifted, Leggings: Westside Stores, Footwear: Abba, Bindi and Bangles: Local Market, Bag: Splash. Photography: Kritika Chanchlani

This post is a part of our first brand collaboration. Check out the full post here
DSC_0106Aur suno, ‘Khoobsurti…saadgi mein hoti hai’ Tell me which movie is this dialogue from and win a discount coupon for these brilliant shoes! Share with your friends too. Hurry my fellow Jugni <3