Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5 Wedding Gowns to Ditch your Lehenga For this Wedding Season | India Modern Festive

Hey everyone!

The wedding season is in full swing and with so many celebrities getting married lately, new fashion trends are coming up for inspiration for the the to-be brides.

While last year it was all about lehenga sarees and jacket-style lehengas that were ruling the ramps as well as the silver screen, this season – a trend that has  stood out in the Indian wedding fashion is of Ethnic Wedding Gowns.

Wedding gowns have been quite popular in the Western culture, but their Indian-ised version or I should say the ethnic gowns are now being accepted in the Indian culture as well.

So much so that many Indian brides are ditching the heavy-duty lehengas for trendy yet ethnic wedding gowns for their special day. As it’s no more only about looking their best but also being comfortable on the D-day so that they can enjoy all the festivities with ease.

Recently, two popular brides - Sherry Shroff and Kishwer Merchant were seen in strikingly similar wedding gowns by Gaurav Gupta in different colors.

Kishwer Merchant and Sherry Shroff
If you also want to try a different look on your wedding, then you should pick an ethnic gown that is similar in work to a traditional lehenga (featuring intricate work in zari, Swarovski etc. and in bright colors like red, fuchsia, peach etc.) but has a modern twist in its silhouette- just like this pink gown from Craftsvilla - that's both glamorous and easy-to-style.

If you are looking for more inspiration, then check out these beautiful designs by Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra - that are absolutely elegance-personified.

The peach colored ethnic gown by Sabyasachi features his trademark work with a jacket detailing that gives it a fusion twist - and is perfect for a day wedding.

For a night wedding and for a glam look, a wedding gown like this red one from Manish Malhotra is a perfect work with its A-line silhouette and intricate work. You can also go for a more conservative neckline that works best for your body type.

A contemporary silhouette, flattering fit and unique design blended with intricate work makes a wedding gown a perfect choice for the modern brides who don't want to go the conventional route and want to be the trendsetters.

While I have picked my 5 favorite picks from the wedding gowns I have seen recently, you can look for more options on Pinterest or browse through the endless options available at online shopping websites like Craftsvilla.

What's your take on the ethnic wedding gown trend? Do you also think more brides would be opting these trendy gowns instead of lehengas in the coming wedding season?

Let me know your views in Comments below!
5 Wedding Gowns to Ditch your Lehenga For this Wedding Season | India Modern Festive
Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Winter Skincare Favorites | Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range

Hey everyone!
The winter season is at its peak and doesn't seem to fade away anytime soon. And in this changing weather, it is extremely important to protect your skin as this weather makes skin really dry and dull.

That's why I chose to follow a skincare routine that not only moisturises skin but also keeps it healthy. My go-to skincare products this season have been from the Winter Skincare range from Himalaya Herbals.

Especially, I religiously use Himalaya Herbals body lotion and moisturising cream. In this post, I would be sharing my favorites as well as the must-have products from their latest range.

Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range
Himalaya Herbals' winter skincare range boasts of herbal products that not only pamper the skin but also rejuvenate it from within. The range consists of nourishing body lotions for all skin types.

For normal skin types, Himalaya Herbals Nourishing body lotion is a perfect fix, as it has a non-greasy formula that not only moisturises skin but also restores body's water content.

For people who have dry skin, Himalaya Herbals Soothing body lotion  combines goodness of Almond and Grape seed to prevent skin from cracking in the harsh weather conditions and hydrates skin by maintaining its natural moisture balance.

I am particularly the fan of the new Himalaya Herbals Cocoa Butter Intensive body lotion which is formulated for very dry skin, but well, if you are also a fan of the sweet fragrance of cocoa butter like me - you would love this lotion which intensely smoothens and softens skin, while replenishing the lost moisture.

Location c/o : The Ashok, Delhi
The winter skincare bundle also consists of the following nourishing creams -

Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream is a go-to product in my bag as I use it as and when my face feels dry during the day. Thanks to its non-greasy formula and moisturising properties - it doesn't make my face feel oily or dull and keep its hydrated.

If you have a very dry skin, their Winter Defense Moisturizing cream would be a good pick as it the goodness of Jojoba oil, Wheat germ and Almond oil - that are amazing ingredients to nourish extremely dry areas of skin - and helps keep skin soft and supple throughout the day.

Himalaya Herbals skincare range also has a Clear Complexion Whitening cream which serves as an excellent day cream if you are looking for an all-in-one product for your daily skincare routine. It offers UV protection to skin, while brightening the skin and helps fade dark spots and blemishes with regular use.

You should always end your day with a night cream, and Himalaya's Revitalising Night cream not only nourishes skin overnight but also helps repair daily damage and renew skin cells.

Lip balms are my favorite winter products, as my lips get chapped a lot and I like to keep a lip balm handy to moisturize my lips. Himalaya Herbals lip balms have 100% natural Vitamin E and are available in various flavors that would help you get naturally glossy and soft lips.

My personal favorite is the Strawberry Shine lip care  that is free from preservatives, thus giving a natural color and care to my lips while protecting them from environmental damage.

Apart from being completely natural, Himalaya Herbals' skincare range also fits every budget and is available easily across major stores and online shopping websites.

To know more about Himalaya Herbals winter skincare range and to buy them online, click here - .

My Winter Skincare Favorites | Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Contest - KFC Lovers Rejoice - The KFC Nashville Chicken is Here | Win KFC Nashville Dollars

Hey everyone!

Are you a KFC lover just like us? If yes, then it's truly the time to rejoice as we are here with the first Giveaway of 2017, where you can win Dollars - KFC Nashville Dollars - to be precise from the KFC ATMs to try America's favorite chicken for free.

Do you think we are kidding? Well, then you haven't heard about the hottest ATM that's worth the wait in the times of demonetisation.
We are talking about the hottest food ATM in town that dispensed Nashville Dollars and enabled one to get their hands on America’s newest food trend - KFC Nashville Chicken.

KFC Nashville Chicken
Introducing you to this much-talked about dish, KFC Nashville Chicken is the legendary chicken from the kitchen of KFC which has a very interesting story that goes behind it  :

A scorned girlfriend and her Prince (not so) charming led to the creation of the Nashville Chicken. As the story goes, our leading lady caught her wayward man, Prince Thornton red –handed. And boy, was she mad at him! In anger and jealousy she made him his favorite meal of fried chicken. Only this time, loading it with whatever she could lay her hands on in the kitchen. But guess what? Not only did he love the ‘revenge dish’…our lady’s rage gave the city of Nashville, Tennessee, USA the best chicken the city had ever tasted. Thus, a cult came into being, and who better than the experts on chicken – KFC – to bring this USA original recipe to India.

And as legendary as this tale is, the latest offering by KFC in India also doesn't disappoint - as its rich flavor that has a hint of smokiness, mildly spicy, extra crispy, and is topped with tangy American pickles - makes you crave for more.

The best part is that Nashville’s most famous chicken is also available as Strips on a Bun, 5-in-1 Mealbox and Rice Bowlzs, so that you can relish the flavor in whichever way you prefer. Our favorite is the Nashville Rice Bowl which gives a two-in-one flavor of the juicy chicken and their popular rice dish.

And well, if you missed out on getting the Nashville currencies through the KFC atm, here's your chance to win this legendary chicken for free.

We are giving away 2 Nashville currencies to 2 winners each through this Facebook giveaway where you can participate by answering two simple questions :
  • Share the name of the man for whom the legendary Nashville chicken was first prepared?
  • Share the name of the country where Nashville is located?
Enter the Giveaway now by clicking here!
The Giveaway ends on 15th Jan' 2017 and the winners will be announced on 16th Jan' 2017 at 11:00 am on this blog post as well as on the Contest post (on Facebook).

So, enter the contest right away, cross your fingers and get ready to be one of the two lucky winners who will win the Nashville currencies.

For the rest, don't forget to try the legendary Nashville Chicken from a KFC outlet near you.
You can also get your hands on the new KFC Nashville Chicken by ordering online at or calling 3399 4444 and get ready to be #Nashvilled!

Team TSD

Contest - KFC Lovers Rejoice - The KFC Nashville Chicken is Here | Win KFC Nashville Dollars
Sunday, January 8, 2017

OOTD : Back to Work Look 2017 | What to Wear to Work this Winter

Hey lovelies,

Hope you are all enjoying the first weekend of the new year! With the holiday season now over. it's time to get back to work - and well surely none of us like getting back to office after a short vacation over the new year or holiday festivities.

But well, you can easily avoid the Monday blues by turning up at work in your best outfits and remind everyone of your classy style.

One of my favorite picks for formal wear this season are the cropped trousers or culottes which are a perfect change from the regular pants, without looking too casual or boring.

I recently picked this pair of multi-colored striped cropped pants from ZARA that has a refreshing color palette and gives me endless choices to style them this winter. But my favorite pairing has to be with this frilly satin top from H&M which is dressy yet purely classy.

Check out in pictures how I styled this outfit during a recent shoot :

Top : H&M
Pants : ZARA
Shoes : Charles & Keith
Bag : Pierre Cardin
Watch : GUESS
Bracelets : Accessorize

If you also want to liven up your work wardrobe this winter, I would truly recommend getting a pair of culottes or cropped trousers - that are easy to wear for a more stylish workday.

You can play with a lot of prints or solid patterns, and dress them up from uptown chic to downtown cool easily by pairing them right with a dressy blouse or a fitted shirt.

Location C/O : JW Marriott Aerocity, Delhi
Photography : Palak Bohara
Have you tried Culottes this season? What's your favorite Work wardrobe trend? Let me know in the Comments below.
OOTD : Back to Work Look 2017 | What to Wear to Work this Winter