Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roopa Vohra's Showcase Event - Jewels & More!

This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to make my way to the Time Hotel located in the heart of NYC, for Roopa Vohra's limited time showcase brought to the US. Not only was I able to see her one of a kind masterpieces, but I was also able to meet her! Just to fill you guys in on the designer and her brand. Roopa Vohra's design house is one of the leading jewelry brands in India. She Began her career just short of 20 years ago and has been a revivalist of old world designs brought to today's day and age. I had the chance of speaking to her during the event and saw the passion and love she had for her design house. Not only is each piece a masterpiece, but no piece is duplicated. Each item is a design of itself and has derived from this one piece of art called the "Thewa", her muse. It's a 400 year old art piece of fusing 23 k gold with colored glass. This piece was what started her on this journey and she has adapted it in all her collections. 



Roopa was one the most modest, elegant, and down to earth women I have ever met and hope to meet her again! The event was chic and cozy with wine and champagne flowing. Plus the location didn't hurt a bit! It was in the penthouse glass room in the Time Hotel which was filled with sunlight, the perfect setting!  Roopa's Jewelry was of course the focal point of the day with people coming in and out to experience her vision.



*Check out this bracelet/cuff that I got to try on, OMG Amazinngg*

I obviously did not leave empty handed. My mother is a huge jewelry collector and even though she was not able to come to the event with me, she was there in spirit so I thought of her with these exquisite earrings. 

PS- My mom totally agreed and loved them!


The best part about all her jewelry is it's NOT just for Indian clothes, which is great and versatile! You could wear her earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets on Indian or Western clothing. While I was talking with Roopa, she was telling me that throughout the years her clientele has evolved and more non-indians admire her jewelry and I could see why. The best best best best part was that each piece was handcrafted into a unique piece of art, which you could see. I could not be happier that I was able to meet Roopa and see her gorgeous and divine designs. She actually will be in Boston this coming weekend showing her collections so if your in the area go check it out! Plus you can look up more collections at http://www.roopavohra.com/

I really hope ya'll love her items as much as I did. 

XOXO, 
Devyani


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sonam Kapoor Working it at Cannes!

Man oohh Man! I never have words for this fashion Star. Sonam was well dressed for all the Cannes event she attending, but this one outfit made my day. Actually it made my YEAR. She was just magnificent....


Caught in action, Sonam Kapoor finishing up last touches to her outfit. She wore this for the red carpet at Cannes premiere of "Foxcatcher". Uhmm her choker is surreal! It is unbelievable. I am in awe staring at it. The design and workmanship is perfect. In this picture you can also see the details of the blouse and the border on the sari. I love this color and the floral embroidery is so rich and textured. Her make up artist did the right amount of make up without too much because her outfit was dramatic enough. 

Here is the look head to toe. YOU GO GIRL!!! Finally letting you all in on the secret of who is wearing. This is a design by Anamika Khanna. The choker is by Sunita Kapoor, shoes by Jimmy Choo, and Ferragamo clutch. OMG this is perfection and heaven in my fashion world. She literally rocks my world...I mean does she look like a goddess? 

Her hair sleeked back and straight was the perfect touch. It pulled this look together. Instead of the attention going towards her makeup and hair all the attention went to the sari and choker which was totally necessary. When I saw this, I literally had a major smile on my face and started to show the pictures to everyone I knew. This was the most elegant and classy sari that I have seen Sonam In. I know I post really often about her, but I can't help it girl is always on point! 
PS- Special Thanks to Sonams Stylist, Rhea Kapoor( her sister) for always keeping her well styled and put together.  

XOXO
Devyani



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Malllika's terrible fashion decisions for Cannes 2014

So sorry my fellow readers, I haven't posted in a few days. Life has just been crazy. I am actually writing this post from my iPad at my hotel bar in Wisconsin. Unfortunately I got stuck here and will not get back to my natural habitat, NYC, till tomorrow(cross my fingers). Sometimes when I am a stuck traveler it turns into something good and that something good is that I get time to write a blog post!! Today I will be criticizing the terrible terrible decisions of Mallika Sherewat. With one martini down and on to my second one I promise I won't hold back any of my comments....

WHY WHY WHY WHY?!?!? Did she think she was going to a jersey shore party where you should dress up as if your about to go clubbing??? I mean if you just cut the length you could probably find the identical dress in forever 21. THIS IS CANNES RED CARPET you should be out doing yourself with fashion decisions not under doing it. I know this is a Pucci gown and usually his creations are genius, but I just hate this.



Nothing about this is flattering at all. It does not make her look beautiful and I hate the color. This color reminds me of the blue that newborn baby boys wear , not a grown women at CANNES. It looks ill fitting and I mean do I need to be meaner? This is not the appropriate dress for this occasion AT ALL



Plus I think whoever her makeup artist is she needs to fire them. What color lipstick is that? It does not look good .Her hair reminds me of the "prom" hairstyle everyone did in high school. Not a hairstyle that is trending at all 

This is just not ok!!! I don't think I need to say anymore, ,my review is major fail girl! 

Wish me luck getting back home..

With all my love from Wisconsin. 
Xoxo
Devyani 



Monday, May 12, 2014

Flashback to Cannes Memories 2013

Cannes Festival is closely approaching day by day and is starting May 14th. As we all anxiously await to see what everyone will be wearing lets take a road down memory lane and see what I thought were my best dressed from Cannes 2013....

Sonam Kapoor looking STUNNING. My god, I don't even have words for this masterpiece. Her makeup is flawless. I love the extended eyeliner and how dramatic it looks. The creation she was wearing was made by Anamika Khanna. It is literally the most fab outfit I have ever seen. The cream and gold color is sooo rich she looks like royalty. Love the fact that she wasn't wearing earrings and just a nose ring. Perfection, perfection, perfection! I don't think there are any other words to describe this. 


And its Sonam Kapoor again. This fashionista did it again at another event during the festival. Wearing Shehla Khan and jewels by Chopard this stunning evening ghagra is magnificent. Its perfection, I mean I seriously don't have any other words for it ....do you? I actually wish I could steal this from her, keep it in my closet and just stare at it for days.

Vidya Balan during in Sabyasachi Gagra Choli. Vidya is known for her  conservative style, but it is still such a beautiful creation. The color, fabric, and embroidery are breath taking. Even though the choli seems extremely simplistic it still looks fantastic on her and goes perfectly with her personality. Not to mention she doesn't even look like she is wearing makeup and still GLOWING. She is such a classic beauty. My mom always tells me, she reminds her of old school bollywood beauty which I totally agree with. 

Last but not least, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in this GORGE outfit. Credit goes to : YSL White Collar shirt, Zac Posen mermaid Skirt, and Armani Belt. Whoever was styling her did a fantastic job. This was not only one of my favorite Cannes outfit that Aish has worn, but also one of my all time favorite outfits she has ever worn. I think this is such a classic outfit and you can never go wrong with black and white. Also, the fit of this makes her look AMAZING. 

Woohoo only a few more days to see what everyone will be wearing down the red carpet, get readyyy ladies and gents!

XOXO
Devyani

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day to my #1

Today is a day of appreciate. For all the beautiful women that we call our mothers. Mothers raise us, teach us, yell at us, and do everything in between. They are our  number one cheerleaders and always back us. The love they give is unconditional and so pure it can't even be explained with words. All the mothers of the world deserve the utmost love on today and EVERYDAY, but I wanted to take today to give a special shout out to my best friend, my mom. 

Words can't explain how much support my mother has given me. With each step, fall, and wrong turn I have taken in my path my mom has been my partner in crime. Regardless to the fights and ups and downs she has always given me the backing I've needed. 
There were times where we wouldn't talk for days and there were times where we would laugh until we were crying. From dancing for  "snow days" to shopping together I have done mostly everything with her. Intellectual and deep conversations are part of our normal day and we continue to give each other the advice needed. My bold personality and humor has always been accepted by her. 

Not only has she supported me she is the reason why I am so involved and in love with fashion. Since I grew up clothing, shopping, fabrics, jewelry has been what my mom has taught me. She is the fashion guru in my eyes and has allowed me to grow into my own style. She has backed me with my fashion career and my blog and I thank you so much for that. She and my dad are the reason I push myself to the limit and hope that one day I can make them as happy everyday as they make me. 



Today, everyone please take the time to appreciate and thank your mothers, grandmothers, aunts for the wonderful selfless acts they do everyday for you. 

I love you mommy. 

XOXO, 
Devyani

Friday, May 9, 2014

Top 3 Worst Dress of the Week

Happy Friday Night!!!

While I sit in my cozy bed looking through this past weeks fashion faux pas, I was actually surprised that I wasn't able to find as many terrible dressed celebs as I thought I would be able to find. I am feeling proud of the Bollywood family as they are pulling together their fashion choices....Well thats at least for just this week. Next week everything might change. I still was able to find 3 worst dressed and here they are....

Kajol wearing Payal Pratap Top and skirt for a Mothers Day Event. I actually like this outfit but just not on her. She looks extremely uncomfortable and is not wearing the outfit. The #1 rule in fashion is you MUST be confident in whatever you wear and Kajol does not seem to have her swagg on in this outfit. She looks akward....who even knows why! Also, I love the color yellow but I HATE the combo with grey its just not a good color combo. Just not a good outfit choice my darling Kajol.
Photo Credit: Pinkvilla


Prachi Desai seen wearing Anita Dongre anarkali. I hate this. The color is just hideous. Its like if you want to look like a bumble bee only do that during halloween. Its just to BRIGHT. I hate it, nothing about this creation is easy on the eyes. Plus I hate her makeup...wayyy tooo much blush and the orange lipstick, as if she isn't wearing enough yellow and orange already. MAJOR FAIL

Mandira Bedi wearing Veda Raheja. HATE HATE HATE THIS. Seriously CUT OUT and SHEER IS NOT FOR EVERYONEE! Just because its a trend does not mean you have to wear it. This does NOT work on her body. I hate the color combination and the cut out actually makes her stomach look wider even though she is a stick. This is nooo creation at all. In my opinion this is a dramatic fail. Mandira even came out with her own Sari line, so why was she wearing this? Not good for her at all. 

These ladies just were not ontop of their fashion game this week, lets see how they dress next week...Hopefully they are on my top 3 best dressed. 

XOXO
Devyani

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Best Dressed of the Week!

I have been doing my weekly stalking on the celebs and their outings and I've compiled my top 3 best dressed of the week. Tomorrow I will be posting on the 3 worst dressed of the week( I might even find more to post on ;) ) 

Mr. Hottie himself , Ranbir Kapoor, was seen out last night with his BFF Ayan. I just love his outfit! Love the skater boy look. He looks sooooo fresh and casual. Extremely extremely TRENDY. Nike Sneakers, printed tee, skinny jean shorts, and yankee cap. Its not a hard to put this look together, but he did it and did it well. For that reason I think he looks great and his face doesn't hurt either ;)


Sonam Kapoor dressed to impress for an endorsement event for Samsung yesterday. Looking Gorge and Chic in a Roland Mouret dress she just looks amazing. You can never go wrong with an LBD and paired with some beige loubs she is rocking all the best labels. Her makeup and hair( very 20's) goes perfectly with the outfit. I think she was really well dressed for the event and the dress fit her perfectly and made her look like such a diva!!! 


Last but not least my magical darling Deepika Padukone. She is wearing Archana Rao and looking just like perfection. #1 the blouse is a masterpiece. I always love the color white, especially in the spring, and the cut out sleeves are a piece of artwork. #2 love the fact that she added some jewelry with a long pearl knecklace, kept it simple. #3 the POP of color in her pink stilettos are the best part of the outfit. It gives the perfect pop and excitement. I do like that she is wearing skinny jeans and keeping it casual but still extremely stylish.If she has a stylist I give him/her all the credit as Deepika has been lookg amazing. 


So do you guys agree on my top 3 of the week?!?! Let me know your thoughts....and check out the worst dressed tomorrow.

XOXO 
Devyani

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Priyanka Chopra Unveiling her Grudge Chic Look!

Priyanka Chopra, back in Mumbai, is  unveiling her third solo "I Can't Make you Love Me". Priyanka was wearing a grudge sexy outfit. Her skirt is by Alexander Wang and top by Urban Glam. 
Listen, I love her outfit. She has tagged onto every trendy item in this ensemble. She is wearing a printed crop top- TRENDY! Preforated Skirt-TRENDY! and some gorge strappy heels-TRENDY!! Obviously she has a rock solid body and this outfit only accentuates that in a great way. 


The only thing I don't like about the outfit is that if you see this picture the skirt is see through. It seems as though she is wearing white panties under a black skirt?!?!? I don't think that works at ALL. Also, why is she wearing a shirt that says "Only Child" ?!?! I mean graphics are cool and everything, but she isn't any only child. That is the WRONG statement tee she should be wearing. Regardless, I give her the credit for staying on trend and looking damn sexy doing so. 

What do you guys think?!?!!
Photo Credit: The Indian Express

XOXO
Devyani

Monday, May 5, 2014

Freida Pinto At the WHCD

Last Night was the Wonderful White House Correspondence Dinner. All the glamorous people of the world get to attend this event wearing beautiful gowns in the presence of the most influential people. They get to be in the presence of the PRESIDENT along with some fab dining and drinks.Freida Pinto, the Slumdog Millionaire actress, was one of those lucky people who got to attend. Freida has made a name for herself as fashion trendsetter and a risk taker. She has been a designers muse and has worn probably every high end couturier in the world. For this occasion she chose to wear a light peach Thakoon gown. 
From the front I love this gown. She is GLOWING! I love the fact that she did such a light color. The cut out is something I am seeing everywhere and I love the fact that she wore that which such sophistication to this function. Her hair pulled back and light make up is wonderful it is sooo refreshing, but in my eyes there are some issues with this outfit...
When you look at the dress from the side it is not too pleasing. She is an extremely petite and tiny girl with not that heavy of a bust. This dress obviously is suppose to accentuate the chest with the cut out and shape, but because she does not have a chest it makes her look even more boyish. Plus I wish she had accessorized better with heavier jewelry such as drop earrings or a cuff bracelet, as the dress is not that BLINGED. At the end of the day, Freida is usually dressed to perfection so even though this isn't wasn't my favorite outfits, I'm not goonnnaa hate on my gurll!!!


Till next time...
XOXO
Devyani

Arjun Rampal Partying It Up!

Happy Monday Morning Everyone!


I posting this morning hopefully that it will get you through the hardest day of the week, MONDAY! Well this past weekend in India Arjun Rampal AKA THE LOVE OF MY LIFE was seen partying it up at a cool nightclub.  
His outfit is just so relaxed and perfect! It doesn't seem like he trying to hard( which he never is). I love anyone who is wearing converses, a black tee, and a cool hat. We haven't seen or heard from Arjun in some time, so its nice to see him pop up into spotlight and not badly dressed. He is already such a goodlooking guy, but the way he dresses only benefits all of us staring at him!!! LOL. I hope this made your Monday Morning better. 

Do you like or nooo? 

XOXO
Devyani