The White Box: Eco-Fashion

I was sippin some Ginger chai and thinking about how all of us want to be fashionable and especially with Eco-friendly options that give back; fashion that can help us spread good in the world and we can flaunt great stuff at the same time!

I happen to stumble upon this page (while sippin’ my cuppa of Chai) called The White Box. Unusual in name and its offerings; The White Box is a collection of handmade, creative products mostly made from eco-friendly materials. And all products are for SALE!

https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiteBox.Vinee

The White Box

I haven’t had the opportunity to touch and feel their products but what I see is pretty impressive and crafty! 🙂 Check out their hand-made Gift Tags collection  or hand-made Gift Boxes. My personal favorite is the hand-painted Shot Glasses collection, I think it is super chic!

Shot Glasses

Shot Glasses

There is lots more you’ll find once you start exploring their Facebook page. Some of these would great party favors or personalized gifts to friends and family.

Before I end this post, I like to share that that TWB is running a campaign called ‘Doodle a Day Project‘. Everyone is welcome to join! All you need to do is look through the list that is posted on their FB page for your drawing inspiration, post your doodle and and tag it with #doodleadayjune.

Here is what I posted –

 

doodle

Da-Do-Doooodle

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Why incense sticks and scented soaps are fashionable – Fun Finds!

Fun Fashion finds don’t always have to include make-up, heels, clothes or other glam stuff. Sometimes the non-glam stuff is really cool and feel-good. Here is what I picked this weekend, absolutely delicious and oh so lovely!

My fun fashion finds:

I love incense. Not just the regular ones, which people normally burn in a meditative place ( i like ’em too) but the differently flavored scents.

Auroshikha

   Auroshikha

Every time I visit the incense store, I am like a kid  in a candy store. I want to pick ’em all! At Auroshikha, there are OVER 100 VARIETIES OF    INCENSE – pine, geranium, lemon, green tea, vanilla (my favt), tea rose, oceanic and more. Perfect for an incense connoisseur like me. Out of the numerous scents available, my favorite scent is Vanilla. 🙂

I basically just love these because they give off such a beautiful scent that lasts for ages filling the whole room. I like to burn my favorite incense while prepping for a party or a date with a friend. It makes me feel relaxed and really nice. 🙂 You can pick ’em online too – http://www.sensia.com/auroshikha.htm. It is also an economical way to keep your house fresh!

 

Incense Sticks

Awesome Incense Sticks

 

Super Scented Sachets:

I absolutely love these. I love to place them in my wardrobe. It keeps my clothes smelling good – ALL THE TIME! 🙂 I often pick a bunch of these for my friends and family!

Super Scented Sachets

Super Scented Sachets

 

Delectable Hand-made Soaps:

An absolute favorite. I picked each one of ’em.  I like the gentleness of handmade soaps, and the wonders they can do for your skin, plus, they smell AWESOME. I am adamant that everyone should try handmade soap. It’s nothing like soap you buy in a regular store.

I think they make great party favors and gifts too!

 

Delectable Soaps

Delectable Soaps

 

Delectable Soaps

Lemony Fresh

Rose Scented Soaps

Rose Scented Soaps

 

What were your recent fun fashion finds? Tell us in comments. 

 

Cheap and Easy Nail Polish Storage Idea under $5 / INR 250

We all love to have a few favorite colors sitting out on the vanity but since nail art has become such a huge trend, you may be the proud owner of LOTS of polishes.

Here’s a fancy little idea for storing your nail polish collection for under $5. Here is how i did it –

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I picked this box from a Sabda, Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi for INR 250. You can easily find this box at any stationery shop or better still you can make one at home from an old shoe-box!

Nail Polish Box

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You can also use a box like this to store some of your lip-colors too! 🙂

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I decorated this box with my hair tic-tacs 🙂

You can put this paper box to other good uses too. I’ll be doing another post on that soon.  Hope you liked this idea. If you have a bigger nail polish collection, then you need to see this – 15 beautiful ideas to organise your nail polish

Tell me, how do you store your nail polish?

Snatch that Skirt: Get that Look!

As I shared in my earlier post on Everyday Fashion, I have been studying (read: looking) lota fashion bloggers. I discovered one very interesting blog – Unity in Fashion. The pictures are straight outta fashion mag . Very well done! I look at such perfection and realize how funny and clumsy I am about fashion; I totally look like Cinderella’s poor cousin (cos Ms. C eventually married P. Charmin’ and got access to all those fantablous dresses. Me, I m still lookin for the one!!)! 🙂  Anyway, before I ramble any further, take a look at how this blogger is totally rocking the mini-skirt fad!

unity

This one has a mystical and dreamy quality to it. Pretty-stunning!

unity in fashion

unity in fashion

Mini-Skirt

Mini-Skirt

Interesting facts about mini-skirts:

  • The earliest known culture to have females wear clothing resembling miniskirts were the Duan Qun Miao, which literally meant “short skirt Miao” in Chinese. This was in reference to the short miniskirts “that barely cover the buttocks” worn by women of the tribe, and which were “probably shocking” to observers in medieval and early modern times.
  • Mary Quant ran a popular clothes shop in Kings Road, Chelsea, London, called Bazaar, from which she sold her own designs. In the late 1950s she began experimenting with shorter skirts, culminating in the creation of the miniskirt in 1964—one of the defining fashions of the decade.[3][4] Quant named the miniskirt after her favourite make of car, the Mini.
  • In spring of 1982, (see June Time Magazine) short skirts began to re-emerge, notably in the form of “rah-rahs”, which were modeled on those worn by female cheerleaders at sporting and other events. In the mid-1980s the “puffball” skirt enjoyed short term popularity, being worn by, among others, the Princess of Wales and singers Pepsi and Shirli.

Why wear mini-skirts:

  • They are more interesting than wearing pants
  • They have more flare and verve.
  • Believe it or not, short skirts are great for lazy people. Easy to put on and take off. :p
  • Believe it or not, short skirts lead to excellent fitness. First, they remind the wearer of the importance of regular exercise. While it is easy to hide inconvenient fitness truths under baggy clothes and pants, short skirts bear one’s body for the whole world to see. This keeps the wearer honest- and conscientious about gym attendance.

What are your reasons for sporting a mini-skirt? 

Till then, I am sippin’ on my fashion chai and learning to be fashionable!

Sources:

  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniskirt

Be Spot-on with the Crop Top Trend

Last year’s infatuation with the crop top is back for another round and midriffs are having a skin-is-in moment. From Freida Pinto to our own home fashion queen-bee Sonam Kapoor, the crop trend has caught up with all top notch celebrities.

While, showing your midriff may seem like a scandalous look, only to be tested by celebrities but we have picked pictures of top celebs to show how you can wear a cropped top this summer – in style!

freida pinto

Pair a crop top with a high-waisted skirt for a more ladylike approach. Freida keeps t it chic by balancing out the tum exposure with a demure 50’s flared skirt – a Salvatore Ferragamo. Totally rad!

Indian Actress - Sonam Kapoor

Indian Actress – Sonam Kapoor

I picked this look from a FashionBlogger Dainty Girl, which btw is really feminine and elegant. Along with that is a picture of Singer-actress Monika Dogra, looking totally chic in this crop-top-boho-skirt ensemble!

Cropped Look

While the crop top is often a fashion trend that is feared by many, this season’s choices make it easier to embrace this tricky style statement. How would you style the crop top trend for summer?

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Girl Get that Cake: Fashionable Cake Themes

A birthday cake for a fashionista who lovessssss shoes!. Everything including the shoe is handcrafted and edible. Inside Dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache using highest quality Callebaut chocolate. This one is from Zoey’s Bakehouse.

Zoey's Bakehouse

Zoey’s Bakehouse

For the DIOR girl from Jayas Cakewalk

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For the Pirate girl  from Jayas Cakewalk

Pirate Girl Theme Cake

Pirate Girl Theme Cake

For the lil’ girl in you  from Jayas Cakewalk

Jayas Cakewalk

Jayas Cakewalk

I think this one is super cute. Reminds me of my grandma’s old sewing machine. If grandma was still alive, I would have definitely presented her with this cake. I am sure she would have loved it! This one is for you G’Ma!

sewing machine cake

sewing machine cake

Hope these cakes have given you some fashionable ideas on how to celebrate your birthdays in style!

Till then, I am sippin’ on my fashion chai and learning how to be fashionable!

How to calm a hurricane-hit hair!

Well, that’s how my  hair feels today – hurricane-hit! Like this –

frizzyhair

She does look snappier than me though! :p

Anyway, worse, I am at work and am feeling something like this –

Frizzy Hair


So how did this –

frizzhappen to me!

Well, it has been pouring here for last two days, which has sent my her into a tizzy. As much as I LOVE the rainy weather, my hair doesn’t quite agree. It becomes, yes, FRIZZY and looks somewhat like the girl in the first pic, ummm, all these pictures! 😦 I so went to get out of this wet, frizzy, straggly mess.

I don’t know if this is a problem that men deal with, but every woman I’ve spoken to today has complained about how the weather ruined their hair, and potentially their whole day. A friend of mine even shared a picture of her ‘crazy’ hair with me. Thanks K! Though I think she looks really cool!

hair

So how do you get a flat hair-do? I know there are a bunch of resources online which will tell you what to do? But I wanna know the real thing. How do you fight the frizz in the rainy season or do you just surrender (like the M&B heroine) to the gushing winds? I bet it’s not all that romantic, is it! Love to hear from you!

Till then, I am sippin’ on my fashion chai and learning to be fashionable!