Stoles and You: 5 Stole Styling Tips

Stoles, Scarves and Shawls are totally synonymous with each other for today’s fashionistas. While it may be surprising to know that the three little words above owe their ancestry to different places, at different times and for different purposes. Stoles are believed to have found its origin during the biblical times where Jesus used to clean his disciples feet with it and then it started being used by the priests. Scarves were used by Roman men to keep clean from the sweat in warm weather while shawls were woven on Pashmina by the Kashmiris in the 1600s to keep warm.  One thing common in them was that they were all used by men initially.

Now that women realized that the three S’s could be gracefully used by them, they also innovated new styling techniques with these accessories.

Let’s discuss the top 5 ways to use the three S’s in order to give you a different look every time:

Sport a killer biker’s look: Team up an artistic stole with a white half sleeves T-shit and blue denim. Wear your high-neck brown moots and do not forget to wear that attitude without which no look is complete…Your aviator sunglasses would definitely complement the attire..

A Formal Corporate look: What works better than a pure silk stole neatly draped around your neck on a business suit? A pair of stilettos, a stone studded silver watch and silver ear studs would add to the glory.

A desi girl look: Well, there’s a difference between a desi girl look and the so called “behenji” look and I’m sure all you girls out there would agree with me! It all depends on how you carry the yourself in that attire…Always remember, we do not accessorize to hide anything but to accentuate our style quotient…therefore stop wearing a stole because you are told that you have to…wear it in style and wear it your way in the color combination you feel is right for your kurti or salwar kameez…My personal style is Pure Cotton kurti in a pastel shade on blue denim with a bright color stole or a shawl (my favorite would be a stole with with mural paintings) draped around my neck (some of my draping styles mentioned below)..I don’t mind carrying  a bright colored scarf instead of a stole with this attire… 😉


Of course a beat the winters look: This is one of my most favorite looks but Alas! Hardly get a chance to flaunt this one..Hardly any winters in Goa. A chequered woollen shawl around your head and shoulders with your black long coat and high boots with black wayfarers is the smartest of all the looks. Check it out the next time if you already haven’t.

A casual matter-of-fact look: A shawl can be very handy if you are stepping into a theatre or a shopping mall or even offices as the centralized Air conditioning is not customized to suit everyone’s needs..So why carry the shawl in your bag for such times? Just drape it around yourself casually and be a head turner for your beautiful collection and your unique style..

I feel there’s no good or bad style, it’s all about how you carry yourself around. Don’t forget to wear that smile with attitude…

Style tip: Infuse art in your style and that speaks volumes about your personality in unspoken words…


3 Things that make a celebrity look the way she does ….

Whats so special about a celebrity? Fame, looks, popularity etc.

Lets look at it this way:

  1. It’s mostly about what she thinks about herself and how much she believes in  what she does
  2. The confidence exudes in her personality giving her an edge over the mediocre
  3. The clothes she wears and the way she grooms herself up

If we start from point no.3, its not that difficult to get there step by step. These day its really easy to get the most fashionable dresses at the most affordable pricing at the click of a mouse.

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Be Happy ! Believe in yourself as you are a celebrity in your own domain…..Spread the Cheer!

Gift suggestions – Top Five Series

While there are handful of options to consider about what to gift to your near and dear friends, colleagues and family members, no deal of ideas may satisfy you sometimes. So, here we are to give you a quick pick of how differently you can go about with gifts this time around. Consider these top five gift items that can make the occassion so special.

# Dry Fruits – Keeping the trends alive, a dry fruit box can complement the traditional sweets and savories, if not replace them. You can choose dry fruits because they are healthy and can be shared among friends, more importantly they fit in to the bill when the talk is all about gifts. Don’t ignore the packaging convince too.



# Handicrafts –how about picking up a gift that can capture memories too? Yes, stuff like marble handicrafts and Rajasthani handicraft collection will seldom fail to impress. Souvenirs from the western, Eastern, northeren and central India would surely make your gifts quirky and bring out the richness of Indian Art and craft..Handicrafts are magical for relationships and isn’t that an open secret you always knew about?



# Ethnic Wear –what else can you think about traditionally welcoming your loved ones home other than Ethnic Wear? Though recommended for people in the close quarters, it reminds them of your culture and they will never forget what your home is all about.

#Gift Cards – When you don’t know how to really go about shopping because you wouldn’t even know what to buy, gift your friends the access to indulge. Gift cards as they call it are your answer to uncertainty as you can rely on them to do wonders this season.

# Freedom Shopping – Do your know your choice of gifts can upset your friends and loved ones at times? It’s time you free yourself from the expectations of your vicious circle, take the path of freedom to gift and it’s pretty simple. Gift the freedom to shop to your dear ones and feel the difference.

Do visit for more gifting ideas and indulge in cheerful shopping experience.     

Oh Really !!! Tanjore Painting’s making a Fashion Statement !

Walls without adornments are mere partitions and what could be a better way to embellish them than with one of the most primitive art forms of India, born in the 16th century during the rule of the Nayakas and the Marathas, in the southern part of India.

Tanjore paintings were primarily made to depict different Indian deities and rulers. However, this painting form has evolved over the years into a more creative one and is expanding its domain to figurative and landscapes.

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It can be creatively used to give a very contemporary look to a setup by bringing in a flavor of fusion culture between the west and the east.

Did you Know that use of this art is no more restricted to the beautification of walls but has found its way into the apparel designing and fashion accessories segments.  Prints of Tanjore paintings are being used   on bag, accessories and clothes.


The DeZire collection of Art Jewellery boasts of some exclusive Tanjore Jewellery sets which makes a big fashion statement if clubbed with Indian or Arabic traditional wear.

An eye for beauty and  the craze for exclusivity made this art-form claim its unique place in the global platform.

Did you Know about Ahimsa Silk / Peace Silk / Vegetarian Silk ?

Here are some interesting facts about Silk production. A great respite for vegetarians and sections who protest against cruelty to animals. Vegetarian silk is made from the cocoon of the silkworm without killing the pupae.  The silkworm which is actually a caterpillar and not a worm is allowed to hatch after metamorphosis  and then the cocoon is used to make the silk. When the metamorphosis happens the moth escapes by making holes in the cocoon which results in the final silk product being a little bumpy at places although the feel is softer. The bumps happen due to the short length of silk fibers resulting from holes in the cocoon.

The more labour intensive procedure of extraction makes it more expensive. However, this kind of silk produced mostly in southern India is exported worldwide and is high in demand.

The five biggest producer of Silk in India are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. China is the biggest producer in the world followed by India.

Pure Silk clothes such as the stoles and shawls are considered to be very comfortable and make a great style statement.

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