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#BringTheKurtaBack – Styling your favourite kurtas in simple new ways.

Remember how there was this whole phase where kurtas were only sported by the journalist-artists-NGO volunteers, or at least people judged those to be in this profession.  Then came a phase when TV serials brought the Anarkali with leggings trend. Then came the never ending straight kurtas with palazzos. Somewhere in this race of trends, the basic Lucknowi kurta was amiss.

When I was 6yrs old, my mum would dress me up in pretty pastels Lucknowi kurtas with matching bindis. It was adored by all of us, she wore similar kurtas too and we gave Mom & Daughter goals to everyone! My association with XOX fashions gave me a chance to relive those fun style days all over again, this time trying different tips and tricks!

The Classic:

If you are not digging the palazzo trend, bring out your Patiala salwar. Get a basic white/ offwhite intricately embroidered Cotton kurta, while using a bright dupatta to complete the full ethnic look.

Also, do you have a full ghungroo jooti yet? it’s everything I needed to finish this style.

 

Taking cues from Alizeh in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the following looks I am thrilled to share with you!

The Badass:

Doing the old school kurta legging is too basic for you? Go badass with a smart jacket leather (only if the weather permits) or any other with skinny fit denims & solid bellys.

Top it off with reflectors and you’re good to go!

The Everyday-Cool:

Go back to college with this look, your favourite old pair of jeans and sneakers will keep you on your toes and ready to do all your chores with ease. Add cat eye glasses and a big tote bag for the final chic elements in your style game.

Follow XOX Fashions here and check out their ever-updating collection and place your orders already!

Stylist: Sakshi Nahar

Photographer: Sahil Shah

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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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One Kurta Three Ways. Hacks for a serial outfit repeater. #StyleGameStrong

 

I have always sorta-kinda-been in denial about being a fashion blogger. In my head, these superstar girls I follow are true fashion bloggers, not me. Like I toh barely even get there. Until ta-da this post! So easy, you absolutely have to try it!

Merging the trends of maxi tops and fusion kurtas, my designer created this beautiful classic white kurta for me. The see through georgette and the sexy sleeves makes the bottom pop, with almost any kind of pairing. Be it palazzos, Patiala salwar, slim fit pants or even a skirt or lehenga. Wear it with a printed salwar to the next Ganpati pooja you attend, or pair it with your hot fit denims and sky high heels to impress you girls on your next brunch outing. Have a look at the images below and you’ll be surprised at how a simple investment can go a long long repeatable way.

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Silver pretty jhumkas from Lajpat Nagar market, Delhi.

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Patchwork Salwar from Law Garden Rd, Ahmedabad.

Chappals from La Jodi, Bandra, Mumbai
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Lipgradation by Maybelline on my lips, matching bindi and aztec earrings (gifted)

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Jeggings- H&M; Shoes- Forever 21, Glares: Roadside, Goa.img_4854

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Bomb photography by Kruthika Pillai; Assisted by Sakshi Nahar; Also, hair extensions were not so bad, such a game changer, ever tried?

Let me know if you are a serial outfit repeater too, so we can share ideas of doing it without getting caught. The pressure is immense to not look the same on snap chat twice, and you get the drift. Hence, this blogger feels post comes your way urging you to invest in staple garments that can be played around with, without too much stress and guarantee you some self love and extra likes on your next upload too.

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#TrendSpotting Wedding Jewellery inspiration for the Winter Bride.

While hunting for an ideal spot to shoot the following look, my search finally ended at Zora, A Modern Indian Kitchen opened recently at Ishanya Mall, Pune. The interiors and the overall ambience is so classy I was thrilled to conduct a few shoots there for the blog. The digital gramophone, the vertical garden walls, the high bar, and the beautiful lights made my team’s stress levels go down as everything was already there!

Bridal Jewellery trends do stick to making statements while being classy and re-usable. Rathod Jewellers gave us the ultimate upgrade in the jewellery scene for the Winter Bride.

This beautiful layered set is a mesmerising combination of Polki, Gold, Pearls and Rubies. Paired with a maangtika and a contemporary diamond bracelet to go with it, I felt like a bride already.

These amazing pieces on me made me look like a dream amalgamation of Jodhabai & Mastani. Don’t you agree? If you are researching for your upcoming wedding, keep your eyes open to such Polki-Pearl-Rose Cut Diamond combinations, as it is rare and oh-so-beautiful. If you are a raging bridesmaid and has a few weddings to attend this season, investing in a pair of stunning danglers or maangtikka like this will have you sorted!

I also got my hands on this elegant outfit from Sonal Thakore, it’s pure white raw silk kurta with a very khadi-ish jacket, as much as I loved the jewellery and the whole done up look, let me tell you that the outfit in itself is an absolute stunner. I can’t wait to wear it out! While choosing outfits for weddings and gatherings we do tend to get lost in the array of happy hues, investing in a white wonder will be a good shift for all of us! Try it.

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Details:

Location: Zora, Ishanya Mall, Pune. Follow, Like, Contact.

Jewellery: Rathod Jewellers, Pune. Follow, Like.

Outfit: Sonal Thakore, Pune. Contact details on request only.

My favourite girl, the Stylist: Sakshi Nahar. Follow her!

Hair & Make-up: Shantel. Check her out.

Photography: Gaurav Rasane. Follow him.

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Stay tuned for more elaborate wedding posts coming real soon only on Jugni & Co. How about you show us some love on instagram? Drop in a hi maybe! <3 Stay Jugni <3

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One dress four ways. Easy tips for effortless style!

It’s a horrible thing we have started doing, this whole Instagramming and snap chatting OOTD pictures. It adds layers of doubt in the decision to wear an outfit again!

If it has a picture taken and uploaded somewhere, I tend to let the picture do it’s social media time and more before even considering wearing it again, and when I do, it must be with a completely different audience.

Stress.

In all that self-created drama, let’s look at wearing a simple maxi dress repeatedly and stylishly! If you have a plain dress you know you can do oh-so-much with it, but here is a dress I love and the print is quite unique which not only makes it amazing but also makes it so difficult to repeat!

Layering is everything:

No rocket science there, throwing on a shrug or a jacket you know will change the look drastically. These days girls are wearing t-shirts over maxi dresses and using the dress as skirts, go figure! And, I was hesitating to put on a sweatshirt over my dress even while freezing. Hmm. Jugni issues. Layering makes styling an outfit easy, play with lengths, fabrics, styles too.

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Added a simple cotton shirt and tied it up at the waist, very art-class look feels nai?

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The big messy hair is all thanks to our ever so unpredictable monsoon weather. yes, I’m kind of Monica Geller-ish with my hair when it gets humid. IMG_3032-Edit

Keeping the accessories same, I tried a dress on dress. Denim over a cotton maxi might sound off but actually looked pretty cool. It not only changed the look of my maxi but also allowed me to wear my denim dress again. See the denim dress post here.

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How about a semi-formal jacket? Spunk up your maxi dress look with a full close button up or zip up jacket and change your look completely!

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Jewellery is everything! While trying to establish a particular look, the accessories you pair together really adds up to your look. I tried two different themes with dull gold and oxidised silver too. Keeping in mind the print of the maxi dress with those little coins can be turned into something ethnic, I liked how it added up. Do you?

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Hope you could get some ideas on how to style your favourite dresses by just mix-matching elements from your already infinite wardrobe! Unless you are Sonam Kapoor then all this is kinda not needed bro, cause you got it all in your walk in (apartment size) closet.

Dress: Bandra, Mumbai

Sunglasses: Missamore

Accessories: Thrifted- Bombay & Delhi street markets

Location: MG Road, Pune

Photographer: Kruthika Pillai

You may also like this post on repeating a dress guiltfree!

 

 

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Sunshine Girl: Should you invest in a bold coloured long dress? #HellYes

Whoever said we need to stick to basic colours for flowy dresses was completely wrong. Highly inspired from Sonam Kapoor’s NYE dress is my boat neck yellow wonder.

Although I haven’t worn it out yet, I’m hoping to inaugurate this one soon enough. In my head, I am IIFA green carpet ready, for a swanky brand launch, or even a bloggers event; obviously for family events and weddings too.

The bold statement that you will make by sporting a colour like this exudes confidence, poise and style like no one else around you. Don’t hesitate carrying this outfit in the day or night, all that matters is how you carry yourself. Believe and shine on firefly.

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Okay, maybe only the colour is Sonam inspired. Cause, real life problems is not a thing for her. But, wearing a gown like dress in a colour like this is a first time for me. And I am thrilled to have invested in it!

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Kept the shoes nude, you musn’t want to add another colour to something already so bright and happy.

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Mandatory poses while wearing something long and flowy. #PrincessFeels

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You’ll be surprised to know how cheap the fabric cost is, go hunt a pretty colour in any fabric that promises a great fall and get this made. Also you can hunt for something similar in the malls. Dekhlo bhai. IMG_0426-1

I love it, don’t you? Tell me what sort of looks and posts you’d like us to work on, talk@jugniandco.com

 

Location Credits: Madness, Koregaon Park, Pune.

Photography: Kruthika Pillai

Make-Up: Jugni.

Outfit: Ginni’s Couture Designs

Until next time, Stay Jugni <3

Jugni's Take

Shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai need to come back asap.

The starcast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai posted a photo of the team and the internet lost its cool, the speculations have begun and popular websites have declared that there is a new season brewing!

Then there was this, which just brought tears. #itnikhushi

The craze, the excitement and the instant virality of these posts made me think about all the shows that I watched growing up and how badly I’d like them back!

Warning this post might cause nostalgia and hatred for current content on television.

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Finally a story on our armed forces! With Shweta Salve looking hot Af and Rajeev Khandelwal being a total badass, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like this show!

The title track was my ringtone for the longest time.

Sanjeevani

Can anyone really compete the chemistry between Dr. Rahul & Dr. Juhi on sanjeevani? So many epic scenes, and that epic whistle soundtrack. I want Sanjeevani back. I quite liked Armaan & Riddhima in Dil Mil Gaye TBH. Wohi le aao.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

We take our TV shows very seriously, especially those that brought us all together! Dekh Bhai Dekh was a family finder, and oh-so-funny! Every single person from the Diwan family was like our own. Come back naa.

Hip Hip Hurray

So I know HHH is returning as web series soon enough, a talented actor Ashish Chanchlani who also happens to be India’s most loved viner is going to debut with it and blow our minds. But I did love the original one, and I am already laying my bets on this new and revived version. Come soon already!

Here is what the new gang looks like:

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Yeh Meri Life Hai

Okay, I know. Maybe not as cult classic as some on this list, I did enjoy Pooji & Mandy and the silly things they went through. the infamous behenji tag and battling it is not so easy ya. Why not bring major middle-class madness back? Also, BFF’s never go out of trend, do they? #MujheJeeneDo

Remix

How can any list of puraane TV shows be complete without mentioning Remix! Jugni would like Remix to come back, cause Jugni is tired of crappy content on our TV screens. Sorry, that was the inner Tia speaking. but Ranvir & Tia stole my heart, so did the music on the show. Hey bhaguu, please sunlo.

Also, however silly they seem now, these were way cooler that Sasural Simar ka where she is giving birth to a devil!! BRB, sending a raven to the red lady.

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#MaaKaWardrobe Revisiting the classic saree!

From school and college farewells to debutante-like nights with the relatives or formal work events. If there is one thing that saves the day it has to be you mother’s saree. A dozen ways to drape it, so many types and forms, she has gone the whole 9 yards to fill her wardrobe with amazing pieces that you would kill to own.

Even if you are not the saree type, admit it that you have always admired mom in her gorgeous timeless sarees and how each of her old outfits have their own history. With the saree I have worn below, I felt like I was living mumma’s newlywed phase. More than 25 years old this is one of the first ever Satyapaul sarees of the family.

The modern newspaper print and the light flowy styling made it way ahead of its time and the perfect gift from Dad to Mom. #Pyaar It’s amazing how well it has been wrapped and covered and maintained till date. Bonus: It made me look like a spitting image of Mom. Check it out.

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There is a lot of hype around the humble saree, it has an honest potential to get you ready and best looking for all kinds of events. With Sonam Kapoor’s wacky drapes, you could even wear it to brunch! Don’t hesitate trust in your #maakawardrobe and give one a chance.

P.S: No matter what you do, do not tear/burn/spill over your Mom’s saree.

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Summer Weddings: Here’s your something blue.

Something old, Something new, something borrowed and something blue!

Even though this was said as the good luck essentials a bride must carry on her D-day, what’s stopping from carrying the luck around on every single day. Umm, not meaning to offend any tradition here, but it’s so cute and the quote plays on my head randomly. Hence the following.

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If you haven’t done straight cut long kurtas yet, you are running over a few years late on the trend. Got this simple fabric from a local market and made an interesting neckline which was enough to dress it up.

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While kurtas like these will look great with pallazzos, the good old leggings didn’t disappoint me here either.

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Paired with multi coloured kolhapuris from Abba, my look was completed with a traditional jhumka that I picked from a recent trip to Delhi.

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An outfit like this fits well on smaller wedding functions like roka, engagements or just about anywhere you think you can pull this off. A little late into the season I still think investing in a pretty shade of blue with a long kurtacan be work anytime of the year.

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Photography by: Kruthika Pillai

Location Courtesy: Madness, KP, Pune.