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My own Elsa’s Gown. #MonsoonWeddingInspiration

While I miss my summer wardrobe, and dream of cosy winters already. I was having trouble creating a fashion board for the ongoing season. You can swiftly move to culottes and skinny fit ankle length denim when it starts pouring, the struggle is occasional wear in the monsoon!

The obvious choice was moving into blues, greens & aqua on the colour wheel, and then the biggest inspiration came up! Elsa, from Frozen. The gorgeous blue gown, those airy sleeves and that pretty drape, what part of it don’t we like? In my latest collaboration with Pune’s leading designer Seema Singh, I got a chance to pick an outfit that inspired the Elsa within me.

It’s beautiful cut & drapery made me love it, at first sight, also the shade blue made me so happy, see the images and you’ll feel it too. In a quick chat with the designer herself, she said Monsoon fashion can’t be restricted to blues, greens and monsoon-y colours, at weddings and occasions people continue to wear a bright pop of colours to contrast the rather gloomy weather. However, you can avoid absolute pastels, whites and greys!

Have a look at the outfit below, tell me if you’d wear something like this to your next party! Till then, Be Jugni!

 

Hair & Makeup Courtesy: Saba Poonawala – La Belle Salon Pune

Stylist: Sakshi Nahar

Photographer: Sahil Shah

Jewellery: Rathod Jewellers, Pune

Location Courtesy: Zora, Ishanya Mall

 

 

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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 top 3 Desi Looks you need to add to your wardrobe, If you haven’t already.

You can do denims, skirts and dresses but nothing slays like an authentic Indian/ traditional look. Whether you’re the only one going design in college or adapting these into a routine family gathering, these are the 3 must have looks you need to try asap!

Kurta- Pallazzos

If you haven’t guessed it yet, I am obsessed with palazzo pants, they make me look taller and give me a feeling of being the most elegantly dressed when in a crowd! The trend started early 2015 and looks like it’s here to stay. Mix and match with interesting prints and colours to create different looks. They are so comfortable and effortlessly stylishly you might consider ditching all other forms of bottoms completely! 

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Outfit: Global Desi Earrings: Beads & Threads Chappals: Head over Heels- Westside

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Check out our other looks here.

Patiala Salwar:

Nothing says casual desi like patiala suits, they define easy, functional style to me. Especially after Tanu weds Manu, I see myself turning to a patiala suit more often than not these days.

Jugni Tip: You need to find the right tailor to give you a real patiala salwar, it’s not as easy as it looks to have those perfect pleats in a hot fit, you might have to struggle with a few trials. But I suggest don’t settle till you feel full punjabi kuddie. Also, preferably get one from the north! I got this beautiful fabric from Ahmedabad for as less as INR 90 per metre and the short fitted kurta made me feel like Alia Bhatt from Humpty Sharma! If you don’t have this set in your wardrobe you are certainly missing out on a classic.

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Rani Mukherjee inspired deep brown eye shadow and OD on surma. On my lips is the Ultimate Pro by Faces.

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Kurti- Leggings

This is a cheat salwar kameez, or a chudidar kurta’s modernised version. It’s available everywhere you go and is so easy to carry. All the big brands have made multiple styles of kurtas ready to buy for us. From the A-lines, to the straight fits, the asymmetrical to a simple slit one like this they can all add interesting elements in your wardrobe. The gungroo on this kurta made me buy it without a second thought, also, the chudidar sleeves are so pretty nai?

Jugni Tip: Since leggings are skin tight, the length of the kurta should be below knee length or it can look weird, also colours like beige or skin tone for a legging will make it look like you aren’t wearing any, so be careful!

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Kurta from Globus Legging from Forever 21 Chappals: Mahabaleshwar market

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Complete your desi wardrobe by adding Kolhapuri Chappals and mojri or jooties. Accessorise with bangles, jhumkis, chand balis and a Bindi. I don’t leave home without one. Are you a desi girl? tell us in comments below your favourite looks, and share this with your desi look fan bff!

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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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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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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 🙂