Sunday, September 15, 2013








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Aren't these amazing?

FOLLOW ME TO... a series of pictures taken by Russian photographer Murad Osmann that creatively documents travels of his girlfriend Natalia and himself around the world. Each shot is taken in a similar composition at different geographies across the world - London, Paris, Hong Kong, Granada, Austria ..... etc etc etc (lucky chap). 

I totally loved them. You can follow them here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Where to Spend It: Statement Neckpieces



Outhouse Jewellery Lakme Fashion Week

This fashion era is all about making a strong statement - bold yet beautiful, audacious with spunk, feminine with androgyny. Fun, fearless and audacious  that's what Outhouse Jewelry is all about. Brainchild of designer sisters Kaabia and Sasha Grewal, who come together to create edgy and eclectic baubles that have stirred the jewelry world.

From New York to Paris - just two years in existence and they've made a big mark not only in India but international markets as well. Baroque pearls, rose gold, coloured gemstones, spikes brought together in rich craftsmanship make a wonderful statement.

I am totally in love with the pearl necklace, just so many ways I can wear this to pep up any outfit.

Mozez's Mughal Pop

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Tradition twisted, these amazing pieces are the work of Mozez Singh - a writer, filmmaker, and a product designer. Singh twists the tradition and heritage of India  by giving it a contemporary, modern and artistic look in the form of beautifully crafted furniture and home decor. Any one piece of furniture from his collection will transform your space from cool to uber cool.
Most interesting part? Their names are equally cool, my fav piece from the collection is called - 'Akbar is a Star' the white rocking chair with literally a star. In case this post tickled the urge to check out these quirky, interesting Mughalish pieces, you can find them at Good Earth.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Almost Vegan Bags: Angela&Roi Handbags

Square Mandarin-Orange Tote
Square Tote

Palette Red Cross-body
Palette Cross Body

Sunday Yellow-Neon Tote
Sunday Tote

Its always a delight when I discover a good vegan brand (I'd say the same for shoes). In my online journey, I stumbled on Angela and Roi - its a brand and the names of founders who created a range of vegan fashionable handbags.

Although the couple were not really trying to create a vegan brand (their vision is to create affordable high quality fashionable handbags, and keeping them vegan apparently helped them keep their bags in 'affordable' category over leather), nevertheless it happened to be vegan and that's admirable. I can never understand how shallow can people get - just for the sake of fashion they can take a poor living being's life and make them go through excruciating suffering. Well I hope Angela and Roi continue to keep it vegan and not harm animals even if their lives come cheap.

Back to the bags, they're basic classic styles with fun colours. Made in Korea, totes, shoulder and cross-body are the three key styles. Sunday range of totes are my favourite from their range (ostrich tote the least favourite) - caramel and neon yellow the favourite colours.

The bags have ample space to carry daily essentials including ure iPad and even inside and outside zipped pockets and two mobile pockets to keep your stuff organised - love the fact that they paid heed to the basic utility and functionality which even the most luxury brands miss most of the times.

Few interesting and useful things about their bags that sets them apart -

- Quality assurance: one of the rare gestures, their website describes the process used for making the bags with design materials used. They're so sure of their quality and assembly. We like that

- 90 days warranty: if the quality assurance was not enough their bags even come with a warranty. Any defect in materials and workmanship within 90 days and you'll get a replacement of refund

- For a cause: every colour from their range of handbag represents a cause towards which a portion of each sale will be donated. For example sale proceeds of bag that comes with the Green Ribbon will be donated for patients suffering from Anxiety and Depression, similarly red is for Aids, gray ribbon for diabetes, so on and so forth. Isn't that clever and very thoughtful?

Photo: BACK IN STOCK : Square Tote Collection
They are back with more colors! Shop now -->

I am beginning to like Angela and Roi, would love to meet these folks. And yes, I am totally loving their bags, though with a major gripe - why keep the trademark ribbon (inspired from Cancer ribbon) in leather when everything is vegan?.

I'd buy them when they change the ribbon to vegan, but I really felt sharing them on Beautify.

Have a great week