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Pleasures having daughters :)

A lazy Sunday and in the evening you have  to go to a high profile wedding … hmmm noooo i don’t want to spend a Sunday in a parlor .  Ashu ( my 14 year old ) comes up and say can i style your hair and this is how it all started ….

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After applying Garnier’s leave on serum  she combed the hair well . She used the Velcro rollers and rolled smaller sections of hair to it . The smaller rollers were used towards the nape of the neck and at the crown of the head she used the wider rollers. The rollers were left on my hair for an hour or two till i was done with the Sunday  afternoon nap :). The curls were just worked with fingers ( no combing please ) and were pinned at the back to give that 60’s updo .

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Happy Weekend and fun partying ….


Babita Jaishankar

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Indian festive wardrobe …..


The festive and wedding season is here and most of the time I end up seeing people in serious stress.

Knowing your basic body shape and understanding the types of clothes that will accentuate your good features, so that you dress in a way that really suits you. Today there are so many options to choose from so you’ll always be able to find something that will complement your body shape, scale, proportions, color profile (skin tone, hair color and eye color), personality and life style.

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress”.

-Hubert de Givenchy

Dressing for your body shape is the key to style and confidence. Before we talk styles, let’s take a look at our body shapes. This time would like the focus to be anarkallis.

apple body style

You have an apple shaped body if you have

Rounder shoulder line and flat bottom
Average to big bust
Fullness around the middle
Good legs

For those among you who are apple shaped (if you have large bust or rounder tummy!) then you need to pick dresses / kurtas/anarkalis that have a beautiful v-neck to show off your curves or A-line, wear dress designs which take attention away from the tummy. Empire line cuts also work well for those with a rounder tummy but a smaller bust.

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The sleeves – Cap (avoid these if you have big arms except in the most informal of settings), ¾ length, above the wrist, built in shoulder pads (which ensure that your clothes will hang from the shoulders), wrist length, flared or draped.

Legs are asset for people with apple shaped body – so wear chunky shoe styles, the ones with color and detailing goes very well on you. Keep the heels medium to high, wedges also works very well on you.


pear shape

You have pear shaped body if you have

Full hips or thighs, maybe saddle bags
A defined waist
Shoulders that are narrower than your hips
A small top half as well as small bust

If you’re a pear shape lady a strapless dress/tops/anarkalis/kurtas to show off your smaller top. Choose empire or wrap dresses; separates work better. Fitted shapes are a must e.g. wrap tops or empire lines; vests, waistcoats and stiff fabrics, straight yoke, breast pockets, big collars are great; whether patterned or horizontally striped; all shoulder enhancing shapes e.g. shoulder pads, big shawls, bolero, wide straps, boat neck.

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Photo courtesy – Pink villa

Great necklines are boat and bar dot (wider boat neck with a flipped collar). Details or fuss on the top that reduces towards the waist and hips works very well for pear shaped body .It can be in the form of embroidery, ruffles, and sequins or patch work ….

The sleeves can be cap, ¾ length, dropped, batman, puffed, wrist or above wrist are great for you. If you are small to medium busted, puffed and short sleeves will work as well. Dresses with back yokes and back belts in the waist area look great.

Wear shoes/slippers with a medium to chunky heel; platforms or wedges are great; opt for long simple single colored knee boots (neutral colors); a square, or pointed toe works well.

And don’t forget to accessorize to your heart content after all it is festive wear we are talking about.


Babita Jaishankar

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How to get “That” look on your wedding day?

Marriages are made in heaven but the new Indian weddings are custom made or tailor made for the discerning Indians who wants nothing less than a wedding extraordinaire.

As a child we are always fascinated by the fairy tales and the happily ever afters. As  Image consultants for to be brides and Grooms, while helping them pick their outfits for the Wedding day  we realize that things have not changed much and every one  still wants to be the prince and princess in their dreamy best…


Bridal image consultation is the perfect way to ensure that you look stunning on your wedding day.

  • An in-depth color analysis, with special focus on the right shades for your wedding day
  • Finding the perfect dress- a sari or a lehenga, to suit your coloring, shape, style personality and type of wedding.
  • A personalized Bridal Style Guide
  • Suggesting  jewelry to suit your scale and proportions
  • Recommended hairstyles to suit your face shape.
  • A customized hair care and skin care regime.
  • A full make-up application in the colors that suit you best
  • Honey moon and travel wear shopping

A wedding is the most beautiful experiences in a women’s life .And the bridal dress is something that will be the reminder of this most special day. So that has to be the most glamorous as well as weaved with emotions and sentiments.


A Groom’s Image Consultation will show:

    • Which shades suit  his coloring and complement him best
    • The best colors to wear on his big day to complement both him and his new bride
    • How to combine colors and patterns for both formal and casual wear
    • The best options for jackets, shirts and trousers for his build
    • What  to look out for to get the right fit, every time
    • How he can develop a coordinated wardrobe to ensure that he gets value for money out of his clothing investments
  • The best way to wear his hair to suit his face shape and advice on accessories and eye wear to give the all important finishing touches. Also put down a skin and hair care regime.


Babita Jaishankar

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