Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Summer Style With Accessorize

Along with the crazy heat, the summer season all brings with it loads of preview invitations. Brands after brands will invite you and then seduce you with the season's best offering.
In my case, no brands has so much seduction powers over me quite like Accessorize!

Recently, I was invited for Accessorize India’s Spring Summer 2014 collection preview.
Like any preview, this one too was filled with the season’s latest offerings, delicious treats, a fun game conceptualised by Accessorize India team and an enviable goodie bag to take home.

Like always, I could not stop drooling after delicious baubles and steal worthy bags.
However, just about when I was done, something caught my attention.
In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the entire store was decorated with Accessorize’s Spring-Summer 2014’s campaign featuring Danish model, Nina Agdal.

Aesthetically shot around the globe, Nina beautifully showcases Accessorize's latest collection in a fresh and colourful manner. 

Keeping the current trends and season in mind and inspired by Accessorize's Spring-Summer 2014 campaign here are a few looks styled with Accessorize Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
[Bag, Necklace, Sunglasses, Bracelet, Rings and Sunglass case: Accessorize; Dress: Richard Nicoll Stella; Wedges: Dsquared2 ] 

[Bag, Necklace, Mobile Pouch, Bracelet: Accessorize; Top: A.L.C.; Skrit: Stella McCartney; Sandals: Christian Louboutin]

After ages I have created fashion collages. What do you think of  the above collages featuring Accessorize Spring Summer 2014 campaign? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Style It Thrice: Glitter Ballerina

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe

Once a friend jokingly said, “All that glitters has Amena written all over it!”
Even though she was joking we both knew that was not far from the truth. For the longest time ever, I have had a thing for all things glitter, baubles, bling and metallic. I love them in all shapes, sizes and styles.

As much as I love all things glitter, I know for a fact how very easy it is to make glitter go from eye catching to tacky and God forbid, trashy! This is one of those trends that can swing either way.
To make this trend work, you need to invest in a piece that is apt for your body type.
Since glitter has a statement making quality, make sure it is adorned on that part of your body that you consider an asset.
Since I am not blessed with a glitter flaunting kind of body, I decided to deck my feet out in all its bling glory.
I have always dabbled with glitter, however, this is the first time in my life I have invested in a full-fledged glitter piece.
For my first ever glitter piece I treated myself to these stunning colourful ballet flats from Catwalk. 
I got this pair for- wait for it- just Rs. 600/-from Shoppers Stop in Hyderabad. The only think I shopped this sale season! (You can buy the exact same Catwalk glitter ballerina from and
Other than being my first glitter piece, these ballerinas are my first pair of closed shoes in 12 years! 
When I bought them I really did not think styling them would be a task, until someone asked me are these shoes a practical purchase? She further added, the fact that they are multi-colour glitter itself makes them unmatchable with many things.
Where a season mix and matcher like me saw truckload of styling potentials, for someone with an untrained eye these ballerinas could have looked like an outlandish purchase.

For this week’s ‘Style It Thrice’ segment I decided to feature what I like to call my version of the ‘Ruby Slippers’ 
Not only are the ballerinas comfortable, they can easily be styled with a number of different pieces for different occasion.
Keeping the latest trends as well classic styles in mind, here are few of my glitter ballerina styling options.
Working Girl: The first time I wore my glitter ballerina; it was during Lakmé Fashion Week. In fact, this entire outfit is inspired by my LFW Day 3 look. 
For trendy work wear look pair the ballerina with simple cobalt blue blouse, classic black jeans, colourful necklace and oversized tote. The overall look is a blend of classic style with elements of colour pop. 
For a more corporate look, trade the colourful necklace/bag with a subtle metallic/neutral one. 

Fashion Week: Fashion Week is that time of the year when fashion industry's best creations are seen on as well as off the runway.
To make a significant statement, style a monochrome print mix ensemble. Pair the glitter ballerina with a black and white printed halter top and printed full skirt. To up the chic quotient, polish the look off with nude pink blazer, black and gold hardware belt,  plum clutch and cuff bracelet.

Date Night: Bored of wearing the uniform LBD or LWD to your date nights? Spice up your look and mix and match the ballerina with a fluro green lace shift dress and black and white patterned minaudiére. Polish the look off with a cuff bracelet, bright lipstick and dangling stone earrings.
[TOPSHOP Dress, ZARA Minaudiére, KATE SPADE Earrings, BACCARAT Cuff Bracelet, NARS Eye Liner Pencil, L'OREAL Lipstick]

What I really like about this pair of glitter ballerina is, that they can easily be styled with Western, Indo-Western and Indian attire. Ideal for the upcoming festive season.

Once in a while it's fun to trade you regular shoes for a pair of glittery statement making ones. Don't you agree? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

KAZO Bloggers Soirée

I was recently invited by Kazo for an exclusive Bombay Bloggers meet.
I have to be honest- this was my first time visiting Kazo store. 
After spending some time going through their Spring-Summer 2013 collection, I must say I am glad I finally had a chance to visit it.
The latest collection offered a wide array of bright colours, trendy prints, delicate laces and statement making accessories.
As lovely as Kazo’s clothes and jewellery collection is, their bag collection is one of the finest ones. From totes to clutches to sling bags, their was something for everyone.[Outfit Details- Top: AND, worn here; Coloured Jeans: Marks & Spencer; Sandals: Inc5; Neon Sling Bag: Kazo]
From the moment I entered the Kazo store my eye and heart was set on this stunning, juicy neon green sling bag. After much styling and posing with it, I can happily say I am now the proud owner of it!
[With Dayle, Renisha, Ila and Kavisa]
The entire afternoon was a fashion bloggers dream date. Great clothes, fun styling session, great company and delicious cupcakes.

If you like what you see, here's your chance to win a fabulous Kazo goodie bag worth Rs. 4000/-
All you need to do is participate in this GIVEAWAY and you could be the lucky winner!!!


What do you think of Kazo's latest collection? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Accessorize Me!!!

Anyone who knows me, knows about my unhealthy obsession with accessories. Be it bags, jewellery or shoes- I simply love them all!
Other than never really having any trouble finding them in my size, accessories quickly and cost-effectively transform everyday outfits into stylishly different looks.

When it comes to trendy accessories, no brand does it better than Accessorize.
Every time I enter an Accessorize store, I feel like a child in a chocolate factory or Alice in Wonderland.
From colourful baubles to eye-catching bags and gorgeous trinkets, Accessorize shop is a treasure trove for all accessory lovers.
At my recent store visit, I had a chance to go through the entire Spring-Summer 2013 collection. Thematically influenced by different cultures and concepts, the current collection has something for everyone. 




Since buying it all was next to impossible, I decided to do the second best thing: Create collages of my fave pieces from each collection.
All five collections left a strong impact on me, but the Las Salinas collection is hands-down my fave.

One of the things I have always loved and admired about Accessorize is, while their collections are always on-trend, the pieces are designed in such a way that even after the trend and season is over the pieces never really go out of fashion and can easily be worn at any time of the year.

For more information about the latest collection, check out Accessorize India's Facebook Page
All you online shoppers, rejoice, Accessorize is now available exclusively on

Like me, if you too are an accessory junkie, the lastest collection from Accessorize has your name written on it.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Styled With French Connection

While the heat and humidity outside may drive us nuts, the fashion of the season makes us go heady with happiness. Vibrant colours, eye-catching prints and flirty silhouettes, are some the reasons why this season is such a hit with fashion lovers.
As I walked into the French Connection store to review their Spring-Summer 2013 collection, myriads of bold prints, bright colours and classic summer favourites greeted me.
The colour palette offers everything from delicious neons to delicate pastels. From stripes to florals and from exotic to tribal, there is an array of prints to choose from. The silhouettes and fabrics are comfy and lightweight, ideal for the scorching summer heat.
With a variety of trends and looks to play with, here are few of my styling suggestions.
Look I
If there is one trend that everyone loves at the moment, it is the stripe trend. While many like to pair stripes with other prints, I decided to mix stripes and create a full-fledged stripe-on-stripe look. 
Opting for shades of blue from the cool colour palette, I paired a stylized sailor stripe tee with a broad stripe flared skirt. Add a white clutch and nude sandals and you are ready for a blind date or a weekend brunch with the family.
While mixing stripes can be challenging, it is not impossible to pull-off an all stripe look. Select a stripe pattern that complements your body type and make sure there is one common element that holds the look together.
Look II
Summer is the perfect season to flaunt a white ensemble. 
I instantly fell in love with this classy little white dress. With its delicate texture and simple silhouette this dress can literally be worn at any time of the day for any occasion. 
The LWD paired with a gold clutch, statement watch and white sandals is idea for a business dinner or cocktail party. 
If you are in a mood for a glam look, add a neon statement necklace and printed shoes and watch as heads turn your way!
To make this a work friendly look, trade the gold clutch with a metallic tote; slip on a pair of ballerina flats add a bright colour blazer and effortlessly transform your P.M. look into chic A.M. attire.
Look III
The first thing that caught my eye was a pair of these tribal print trousers. I loved the abstract colourful zig zag pattern. As stunning as these trousers are, styling them can be a tad bit tricky. Especially, if you are looking for a day, work-wear friendly look. 
I decided to pair these statement-making trousers with an elegant high-low hem pastel pink shirt and reddish orange cross body bag. The shirt and the bag balance out the colourful print trousers without overshadowing them. The overall look is eye-catching at the same time sophisticated. One can easily wear this ensemble for weekend meeting or lunch with the besties.
Look IV
We in the fashion world love to mix and match and spice things up!
For my final look, I went all out and paired a bodycon knit dress in neon stripes with a fuchsia bag. 
The fuchsia bag contrast as well as complements the neon stripes dress. Keeping the rest of the look toned down and simple, the end result is glamorous without being over the top. 
Mixing bright and bold colours is not for everyone. However, it is a must try for anyone who likes to experiment with fashion, colours and create striking looks.
What I really loved about French Connection Spring-Summer 2013 collection is its diversity. Most of the pieces from the collection can easily be styled in multiple ways for different occasions.
These looks have been styled by me-Amena Azeez- and modelled by my friend and namesake, Aamna Quraaishi.
Photograph Credit: Jai "Zaiu" Ranjit 
This post was written by me as a guest blog post for French Connection blog, 911 Fashion.
You can shop all these looks at the official French Connection online store,

What do you think of my second styling post? Share your views about that and French Connection Spring-Summer 2013 collection with me in the comment section.
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Monday, 27 May 2013

Style It Thrice: American Swan Stripe Clutch Bag

I love attending fashion events. Be it a swanky soirée or the simple industry ones. They are a great way to network, meet and discover new people and brands.
A while back I had the privilege to attend the India Fashion Forum (IFF). Apart for getting an opportunity to meet and interact with fashion industry stalwarts, it was also the perfect place to discover new, up and coming brands.
One brand that caught my attention was American Swan.
Inspired by the 'American Dream' philosophy, t
he brand combines classic, iconic American style with quintessential European fashion. 
American Swan is an online global fashion and lifestyle shopping destination that offers a vast selection of products in apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. One of the fastest growing home grown fashion and lifestyle brand, it aims to provide trendy fashion and lifestyle products at an affordable price. 

While browsing thorough their collection, I instantly fell in love with this envelope shaped stripe clucth bag {Rs.1499/-} and decided to feature it in this week's 'Stye It Thrice' segment.
Like me, if you too are a tad-bit stripe trend shy, this clutch bag is perfect for you. It lets you incorporate the latest trend without actually wearing it.
 Inspired by classic 'Americana' blue and white stripe motif, the clutch bag is a must have accessory piece for those who wish to experiment with the stripe trend.
Thanks to its classic, neutral colour combination, the clutch bag can easily be paired with a number of colours and prints. Performing double duty as a sling bag and clutch, this trendy piece can easily be mixed and matched with just about anything.
Incorporating current trends and classic styles here are my styling suggestions.

Look 1- Chic: Make a chic print-mix statement by adding the stripe clutch bag to a floral jeans and peplum top ensemble. Complete the look with nude pumps, trendy American Swan shades and colourful bangle bracelet.
ONLY Floral Jeans, BEBE Peplum Top, ZARA Shoe, AMERICAN SWAN Sunglasses, DANNIJO Bangles.]

Look 2- Boho: Summer is all about happy colours and free-flowing silhouettes. For a trendy boho look, add the stripe clutch bag to a neon tank and ombre high-low maxi skirt colour block look. Thrown on a pair of neon sandals and American Swan oversized shades and you are all ready for a casual date or weekend brunch with the girls.
MARKS & SPENCER Maxi Skirt, TIBI Top, AMERICAN SWAN Sunglasses, CLUB MANHATTAN Necklace, ZARA Sandal, Dannijo Bracelet.]

Look 3- ClassyAdd a hint of glam to your classy ensemble by pairing your fave LWD with statement print sandals, gold cuff and dangling earrings. Complete the look with a navy skinny belt and stripe clutch bag and you are all set for your dinner date or a cocktail party.

If you are looking for trendy yet affordable fashion, American Swan has it all. You can buy American Swan products on their website as well as on leading e-commerce portals like Flipkart, Jabong, Pepperfry and Myntra. 

I love to hear from you. Share your views, thoughts and suggestions in the comment section.
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This post is my submission for IFB Project #97: Carry Your Clutch.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Styled With Calvin Klein Jeans

For the longest time I have been wanting to do something different on my blog.
That opportunity arrived when I got a chance to 
collaborate with Calvin Klein Jeans for a summer themed post. Not only did I have a great time styling their trendy summer collection but I also managed to showcase something never before seen on Fashionopolis.

The Spring-Summer collection of Calvin Klein Jeans offers everything from the the hottest trends of 2013 to must-have summer staples. The colour palette is a trendy mix of monochrome and neon. The prints range from stripes to pop art. The silhouettes and fabrics used are classic summer favourite.
The overall collection is a fine blend of elegant styles and summer chic pieces.

Since I do not do style post, I decided to style my friend and reader of Fashionopolis in Calvin Klein Jeans' latest collection.
For my first styling post I have featured my namesake and friend, Aamna Quraaishi. Her free spirit attitude and lively nature made her the perfect muse and model for this post. 

Look I: Monochrome Magic 

Step aside Black Magic Woman, there is a new seductress in town!
 Monochrome {black and white} has made a huge impact on all aspects of our lives. From fashion to home decor, this classic combo is literally everywhere.

Opting for a maxi dress; a classic summer staple, in black and white stripes- another hot trend of Summer 2013- and pairing it with a delicious orange tote, this look is perfect for a Sunday brunch on the beach or cocktails on a yacht.
If you are in a mood for a glam look, swap the tote with a colourful clutch, add a pair of dangling earrings and bright lipgloss and watch as heads turn your way!

Look II: Neon Candy Pop

Ever since 2012 neons have taken over the fashion world. However, the neon shades of 2013 summer are a tad bit different than its predecessor.
While 2012 favoured the fluorescent shades of neon, 2013 is leaning more towards the candy colour inspired neon shades. A tad big lighter but no less prettier.
Summer is the perfect season to flaunt a colourful ensemble. The neon pink shorts and white tee layered with a man's denim shirt and accessorised with neon blue skinny belt and tie and dye effect colourful oversized statement bag is perfect for a coffee date or a weekend getaway with the besties.
To make this a more work friendly look, trade the neon shorts with a pair of neon pants, slip on a pair of ballerina flats and easily transform your comfy casual look to a chic office wear attire.

Look III: Opposites Attract

They say opposites attract, and we in the fashion world love playing with contrast.

For the third look I decided to pair a classic black bodycon dress with self colour embellishment with an electric blue barrel bag. The electric blue adds a hint of colour pop without over shadowing the dress.
The beauty of this look is that it's not just for the summer, but can easily be worn year round.   

With unlimited trendy pieces to choose from, the above three looks feature some of my fave pieces from Calvin Klein Jeans Spring-Summer 2013 collection.
All the above pieces are available at the Calvin Klein Jeans store in Palladium.

Photograph Credit: The very talented Mr.Jai "Zaiu" Ranjit

I would like to thank Aamna and Jai from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this project. This would not have been possible without the two of you.

What did you think of 
Calvin Klein Jeans latest collection? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Styled With LAVIE HandBags Summer 2013 Collection

When you belong to the fashion world, one of the most exciting as well as exasperating things is the arrival of a new collection. You can't wait to see and try it all out. After parading around in some of the finest pieces, you have to heartbreakingly pick just one. The choice becomes even more difficult when the object of desire is a bag.
Anyone who knows me, knows, I have a things for bag. The bigger the better! Not that I don't love my clutches and minaudiere, I just have a weakness for bigger bags.

A few days back I had a chance to go through Lavie's Spring-Summer 2013 collection. As much as I wish to add a few of those piece to my bag collection; unlike Kareena Kapoor in the ad, I just cannot buy them all!
I strongly believe, when you can't buy it all you do the second best thing- create a look.

I have created three uniquely different look featuring bags from Lavie's Spring-Summer 2013 collection.

[Bag: LAVIRennes Med Satchel Teal Rs.2890/- Dress: MSGM, Sandals: Zara, Bangles: By Malene Birger, Earrings: Isharya]
The blue Lavie satchel and neon sandals and accessories perfectly complements this colourful tribal print dress.

[Bag: LAVIE Ventura 3C Med Tote Rs.3170/- Blouse:, Skirt: Dsquared2, Shoes: Zara] 
I am obsessed with the neon and monochrome combo, add stripes to that list and you have the hottest 3 trends of Spring-Summer2013 in one look. The black Lavie tote fits in perfectly well with this eye catching look.
[Bag: LAVIE Mango Med Box Bag Orange Rs.2880/- Jeans: ONLY, Top: Tory Burch , Blazer: Topshop, Shoes: Zara, Earrings: David Aubrey]
Pair the bright as a sun Lavie box bag with cool star print jeans and yellow top to create a classic A.M to P.M look.

Like me if you too have a things for big bags then you must check out Lavie's Spring-Summer 2013 collection.  

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Friday, 12 April 2013

New Fashion & Lifestyle Shopping Website On The Block: LimeRoad

Recently I attended a fashion seminar where the head of one of India’s biggest retail company stated that online shopping and e-commerce is the future of retail industry. And right he is! 
In many ways online shopping and e-commerce websites have made shopping accessible and very easy. Gone the days where you could not get a certain product or brand due to lack of availability in your city/country. Now with just a few clicks, products of all kinds and from all over the country/world are directly delivered at your door steps.
The reality is, with so many shopping and e-commerce websites cropping up everyday, only the ones with great products, service and overall experience will be able to last in this competitive market.
In my constant search for discovering new online shopping haven, an up and coming fashion and lifestyle website name LimeRoad caught my attention. From its catchy name to its well-curated range of products and interactive features, LimeRoad in many ways is redefining the online shopping experience in India.

What I Love About LimeRoad
Your Road To Trendy Fashion and Lifestyle Discovery: Pretty much ever other day an online shopping site comes along. While some may last, most of them eventually fizzle out. The reason why LimeRoad stood out among its competitors is because I found it to be an extremely well curated website. The variety of products available on LimeRoad gives it an edge over other websites.
Most of their products are exclusive pieces and not something that you will easily see on 10 different sites too. LimeRoad products are carefully chosen keeping the current trends as well as the needs of its clients in mind. Overall LimeRoad offers a fine balance of popular as well as undiscovered up-coming brands to choose from.
To give you a better idea about LimeRoad products, here is a list of some of my favourite 2013 summer fashion finds from LimeRoad.
PIMENTO BY MALAGA Phulkari Embroidery Statement Clutch, AAHANA CREATIONS Dangling Earrings, W White Cotton Kurta, ACCESSORY BUG Floral Motif Necklace, VEDAS Colourful Stole, EKAA Embellished Tunic, ALESSIA Pastel Satchel, EESHA ZAVERI; JEWELLERY BY DESIGN Bright Coloured BanglesPink & Green, TRESMODE Neon Ballerina 

Shopping Guide: The ‘Magazine’ feature of LimeRoad is its very own shopping guide that helps you discover stylish products from different brands and locations. Not only is it well-planned and helpful but the ‘Magazine’ feature makes LimeRoad standout among other website. Depending on what you are looking for it helps you narrow your search down to specifics. Whether you want to shop things based on a specific theme or colour story or do you wish to shop a particular brand or are you looking for products available in a particular city, it guides you in the right direction. This is a very helpful tool if someone is looking for a precise product/brand/location. It saves time and helps you find exactly what you are looking for.

Collage-ing Your Style: Anyone who knows me knows I am a fashion collage junkie. The real reason why I fell in love with LimeRoad is because of its innovative, forward-thinking collage making concept called ‘Scrapbook’. Scrapbook allows you to create  fashion collages with your favorite products. The beauty of collage-making aka ‘Scrapbooking’ is, it makes the experience a whole lot more fun and interactive. This way you get to shop and show-off your creativity and styling skills. Hands-down one of the smartest moves made by any Indian e-commerce/online shopping website.
MIRAAYA Fuchsia Tunic TopALLEN SOLLY Blue Skinny JeansPIMENTO BY MALAGA Phulkari Embroidery ClutchCARLTON LONDON Gold SandalsACCESSORY BUG Metallic NecklaceALESSIA BanglesFLAUNT EarringsALESSIA Ring
Check out my Scrapbook to have a better idea about LimeRoad's collage-making experience.
{I have made a similar collage to the above one in my LimeRoad Scrapbook. For aesthetic representation both the collages have been made in Polyvore using exclusive LimeRoad products only.}

Like me if you love creating fashion collages, have a passion for style and enjoy curating looks, here's your chance to be a part of LimeRoad Style Council and participate in LimeRoad’s styling challenge.
All you need to do is:
1) Sign up as a LimeRoad Scrapbooker
2) Create 1 scrapbook look a day for a month and share it around to create your own fan following.
3) For this fun and easy styling challenge, at the end of the month you get to shop on LimeRoad for Rs.2500!
Write to for further details. 

If you are looking for a fun way to shop and well and flaunt your style, LimeRoad is the perfect destination for you.

What did you think of LimeRoad and which feature are you most excited about? Share your views with in the comment section.

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