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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

GALAXIES
-LOOKBOOK-




Green Cardigan - United Colors of Benetton | Crochet Top - Thrifted | Skirt - Lara Karen | Necklace- Ebay | Socks - Old | Shoes - Truffle

“Fashion is a mysterious energy, a visual moment- impossible to predict where it goes.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

Only a week to go for summers to officially begin. But the lack of time led to a slight delay in posting all the looks I have been doing this winter. This look ain't too very wintry, so I think it's kind of ok to post it now. 
Here I’m wearing a crochet top layered with a light cardigan. Added a statement necklace to the look and a pair of frilly socks. 
Also, made an attempt to do something different with my hair. Hope you like!
 Will be back soon again. See you!
-Naznin

Friday, 19 February 2016

RUNE MAGIC
-LOOKBOOK-


FEATURING


Crystal Drop Necklace - Rhea Jewelry

Top - Thrifted  |  Skirt – Koovs | Sandals – Styletag


I have always been picky about the projects I take up, the brands I associate with and the people I work with. With time, I have realized the importance of working with like-minded people even more which is extremely important for me to help create what is exactly envisioned. Also, I make sure that the brands I endorse are the ones I personally like and use rather than putting up things on the blog that do not resonate with my personal style.

Rhea is one such brand that I recently came across. I skimmed through their website only to find the most beautiful necklaces and earrings. Their sophisticated take on bold and fun jewelry drew me towards the brand, leading to a collaboration. Their collections feature an eclectic mix of crystals, glass, pearls and agates with the casual resin bangles and statement necklaces being their signature style. I found every single piece to be beautiful and exquisite in its’ own way. The statement earrings and collar necklaces are my personal favorites from their collection.

The crystal drop necklace featured in this post can be easily worn for a date, an evening soiree or to simply add a subtle statement to a plain outfit. The crystals somehow make me long for a water body- a clear ocean, sea. I could imagine myself wearing it on the beach with a little white tunic, sunkissed skin and wavy hair. Very bohemian like. 

Hope you liked the post.

 You can explore more of such statement pieces on their website and also follow them on Instagram and Facebook to check out the best of their collection. A piece of Rhea in your wardrobe will be always be your savior. Do keep one.

-Naznin


Saturday, 13 February 2016

TANGERINE
-EVENTS/BEAUTY-


Shirt- Only | Skirt- Zalora | Shoes - Pareza | Metallic Backpack - Miss Bennett



With Sonic Sarwate 



Two days ago, MAC Cosmetics invited the fashion bloggers in the city for the preview of their Summer-Spring 16 collection along with a presentation by Sonic Sarwate – A Global Senior Makeup Artist.  The theme of the presentation was ‘All or Nothing’ which celebrates the idea of everything from strong statements to confident minimalism that’s fresh, raw and radiant.
I was so glad to have a li’l chat with the Star of the event- Sonic Sarwate and get some makeup tips and must haves for the season for all you lovely readers. Here’s how it went:

Where are you from? How long have you been in the makeup Industry?
I’m from Mumbai. I have been in the Industry for about 14 years.

What interested you in this industry? Did you study makeup at a school?
I have always loved colors and enjoy playing around with them. I studied makeup at a school in Delhi.

What is makeup to you?
Make-up is self expression with colors.

What’s the SS-16 collection all about? How can one work the new shades?
Summer’s going to be all about Blues, Aquatic shades, Neon, Reds and subtle Bronze. It’s not about wearing a big smoky eye but making a statement in your own way. Go for colors, but add your own personality to it. Makeup is not about transformation, but all about making you look better, adding your own version and not looking like somebody else.

What are your two favorite products from MAC?
‘Ruby Woo’ and ‘All Fired Up’

What has been your most favorite work experience so far?
I enjoy working with Manish (Malhotra). He loves experimenting with colors and so do I.  I had worked with him for his show in 2012 and it was quite experimental. I think that’s one of the most memorable experiences so far.  

What are you must haves for the season?
A Blue Liner, Red Lips, a good Moisturizer and a Concealer that works for your skin.

What is your idea of beach makeup?
Nothing too much. Keep it simple and fresh. And yes! Experiment with colors.

Would you like to give us some skincare tips?
Have a proper skincare routine with pre and post makeup cleansing and use a good sunblock.

Those were some really helpful tips from the man himself. 

Coming to the outfit I wore for the event, it was a tangerine skirt with a white collared shirt that I knotted up at the waist. I wore my black lace-ups  and a metallic backpack to complete the look. 
It was a beautiful event and I’m so glad I met all my fellow bloggers I hadn’t met in a while and few that I met for the first time.
Also tried a shade of orange blush on my cheeks (the last picture) that I can’t stop thinking about!<3 

Hope you all enjoyed this post! A lot is coming up on I Dress for the Applause! Stay tuned!

XX
Naznin

Friday, 12 February 2016

THIS IS MUSIC
-LOOKBOOK-

Street Style

Faux Leather Jacket- Only | Tee- Thrifted | Denim Shorts- DIY  | Necklace – Old | Lace-Up Boots & Clutch- Gifted


In my most casual look today wearing a leather jacket, white Tee and DIY-ed shorts. (Very Kate Moss inspired.) One of those days when you want to wear minimal makeup and leave your hair all messy. And also listen to some crazy music.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Xx
Naznin


Monday, 8 February 2016

VELVET MORNING
- LOOKBOOK-



Red Jumper- Thrifted | Pleated Skirt - Chemistry | Earrings- Belleza | Heels- No Doubt | Clutch- Paprika

'The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.' - Audrey Hepburn

On a beautiful wintry morning, I started out my day listening to this beautiful track while dressing up in this red knit dress, pairing it with a black pleated skirt. Thankfully it was quite cold and I could easily stay out in this outfit for 3-4 hours. Red is so much on my mind, probably b'cuz Valentine's day is around the corner. Wearing a pair of earrings after a very long time and this pair of heels that I rarely take out for obvious reasons. Wish I could share more of my thoughts but running out of time. Hope you have a great week! 

Love,
-Naznin

Friday, 5 February 2016

WINTERBERRY HOLLY
- LOOKBOOK -





Cardigan - Globus  | Dress - Thrifted | Stockings - Old | Lace Up Boots – Gifted | Sling bag - Gifted


Photos by Nada Firdaus| Modelling, Styling & Editing by Me

It’s going to be another busy weekend for me trying to finish all the unfinished tasks and embark on new ideas and projects. Before I head out, I thought I would share some random things and thoughts that always help and keep me motivated:

-Dry shampoo- A bad hair day can instantly turn into a good hair day- a dry shampoo is a wonder product. Something you can always rely on!
-Getting rid of chipped nail polish- makes you feel so much better. I always keep a nail- polish remover or wipes in my handbag.
-When things seem boring try a new lipstick. Or mix up different shades and create your own shade.
-When feeling dull and not in a mood to get ready, please go against yourself and get ready even better than you usually do! Thank me later!
-Listen to great music while getting ready.
-Get inspired! Like Grace Coddington said- “ Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you”
-If things don’t work, take a pause and try a different approach.
-Never compromise on your standards, no matter what price you have to pay for it.
-Do not take up things that you’re sure you don’t enjoy doing.  Learn to say “No”.
-Wear some extra perfume!
-Experiment with clothes, colors and hairstyles (you'll see me experimenting a bit in the next few posts)!
-Enjoy every season!
-And lastly- Follow your heart! Let it take you along wherever it wants to go. It will always surprise you! 

Hope you liked this post! Hang around for more!
 Xx
-Naznin 

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