4.30.2016

StilettosDiary X ShoppersStop Feat Spring Summer 2016





Hi Everyone!

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, then you will know that recently I was invited by Shoppers Stop to review their Spring Summer 2016 collection at Orion East Mall, Banaswadi. I had great fun catching up with fellow bloggers and of course interacting with the Shoppers Stop team.

First up, I was most eager to check out Shoppers Stop’s private brands since I had heard so much about their Spring Summer collection. And all it took was one visit to their store for me to fall in love with the Spring Summer vibe of all the #BrandsofShoppersStop – Life, haute curry, Stop & Elliza Donatein.

Each of these brands had some key style statement pieces for Spring Summer 2016. Life collection reflects youth style with an array of perky floral dresses, cropped top, cute skirts, funky shorts and eye catching accessories.Life also offers a solid denim collection. The dungaree and polka dot tee from the denim collection were my favourites!

Haute Curry collection is a perfect blend of funky and eclectic style. The brand is a fusion of indo-western fashion and has pretty dresses with hand embroidery, kaftan tops, kurta-dresses and gorgeous accessories to add the oomph factor to your outfit. The materials are extremely light weight, airy and fit to beat the heat.

The iconic brand Stop offers a great assortment of every day causals. The hallmark of the collection were basic t-shirts, blouses, summer jackets and ever day pants. Lastly, my favorite was the Elliza Donatein collection. Perfect for someone who has a daytime job and loves chic work wear, the collection embodied spiffy, formal and elegant looks.

The pop of colors, soft silhouettes made the collection stylish and wearable for Bangalore summer.

Do check out the Shoppers Stop store at Orion East Mall, Banaswadi and tag me your buys/favourites from the collection on my Instagram feed!

Loads of love,


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4.26.2016

Stilettos Diary X Gillette Venus #SubscribeToSmooth Challenge




Hi Everyone! I am back with yet another blog post with Gillette Venus and an update regarding #SubscribeToSmooth challenge. I embarked on this journey a month back to better understand the nuances of shaving. I have shared my experience every week with all of you.

After my experience, I am glad to share that my preferred method of hair removal is shaving and my Gillette Venus shaving kit now literally travels with me wherever I go. The kit is extremely light weight and portable. It is complete value for money. Not only I do not have to track down parlours but also saves time required to go to any parlour and wait just to get my hair removed. The best part is anyone can do this at home any time without getting any appointment and prior training. I have never shared this with anyone, but a bit of blogger confession does no one any harm, nowadays I carry it in my bag and even use it for quick shaves before important meetings.

The most important element, contrary to popular belief it does not cause any skin damage or discolouration (Read here). It does not cause any uneven hair growth as previously established hair growth is associated with one's genetics and nothing to do with shaving. (Read here)

I hope the methods and tips (Read here & here) I have learned through my journey helped all of you. To get the best result out of shaving, I suggest that you pick up the All in one Gillette Venus shaving kit with the razor, a pack of shaving cartridges and Satin Care Shave Gel.

Don't forget to share those queries! For more questions about shaving you can also refer to Gillette Venus’s app

Loads of love,


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4.24.2016

Up, Up and Away !



Every time I think about capes, it reminds me of Superman. Fittingly he is my childhood/ adulthood favourite superhero (Yeah, I am one of those comic books fanatic). The blog title is taken from one of his favorite quotes and the first photo is my "EPIC FAIL"attempt to copy the famous illustration. Nevertheless, of late I am feeling nostalgic, this blog post is ode to Superman and all the superman-buffs like me out there, who made through their childhood pretending and impersonating him.

Talking more about the outfit, it's no-brainer that "white sneakers" are the footwear of the year! For someone who hates sneakers (all those childhood memories of wearing the hideous ones to school every day) I had denounce them from my life. After much contemplation, I have planned to never let them enter my life again. The best alternative where these white slip-ons I found. These slip-ons do not make me feel like I am wearing sneakers, but more so I feel like I am wearing plimsolls. Extremely comfortable and stylish. The glitter in the back adds the glamour quotient I am looking for. I never thought lightweight knitwear dress would be so comfortable during horrible (let me repeat that "horrible") summer heat, but turns out the dress is super comfortable. I paired it with a black maxi dress (worn as cape) and completed the look with white slip-ons, simple accessories and a statement bag.

:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::
Clock Bag - C/o Romwe.com (Similar here, here and here)
Sunglasess - C/o Romwe.com (Similar here, here and here)
Dress - ZARA India
White Slip-ons- ZARA India
Necklaces - Stilettos Diary Shop (On sale. If interested drop me a note)
On my Lips - Chanel (Old)
On my nails - Faces Kermit Green and Grey

Do let me know what you think of the styling and of course my Upendra influenced hairstyle.

Check out more amazing photography by Muralidhara Nidwannaya. Click on the image!





Loads of love,



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4.21.2016

Stilettos Diary Tips to beat Summer Heat in Style



I never thought there will come a day when I will have to tolerate 41 deg in Bangalore. Born and brought up in the streets of central Bangalore, surrounded with Magnolia (Sampige) and Margosa trees, the plight of Bangalore weather makes me feel sad and nostalgic about the good old Bangalore days.

I literally am re-jigging my entire wardrobe to simple cottons to beat the heat. One item which has been a saviour are my jumpsuits. If I am feeling the heat, then definitely so are other Bangaloreans. Therefore, I decided to put up a blog post of basic outfits one can wear this summer.



1. Jumpsuits : I cannot begin to say how comfortable these are. Style these with pair of heels to feel dressy, or wear a light weight kimono jacket and flats to get through the hump days. The best part no matter what age, these look classy and effortless. I found some stylish and classy jumpsuits for girls and women at stalkbuylove.com. Read More....




2. Dresses : Floral dresses and summer are synonymous right? Simple dress with pair of heels to conquer the mundane days. If you are not a heels person, then pair them with simple sandals (or sneakers) and few funky jewellery. Read More....



3. Shorts : I personally do not like hot-pants, but if you do, high time to get them out. I prefer bermuda shorts and simple ill-fitted crop top for casual strolls. You can add a bit of feminine flare by pairing it with loafers with bow embellishments. You can pair hot-pants or shorts with basic tee and espadrilles. Read More....



4. Skirts : I have always been a skirt girl. Free flowing, comfortable, classy and stylish. Dress them up with tee and sneakers for the long summer days. If you are not a sneaker person like me, then plimsolls are great alternatives. Add a choker necklace to finish the look. Read More....



5. Maxi : Best thing about Maxi dresses, they come in quirky prints and plains. You can choose according to your preference and style them up with sandals, light weight jackets or scarves. Read More....



6. Basics : I cannot emphasize how important it is to stack basics in your wardrobe. Spaghetti tops, plain t-shirts, light weight shirts and cotton crop tops. Possibilities are endless to style these. Read More....

I hope these styling tips will help you get through the very hot summer.

Until next time!

Loads of love,


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4.14.2016

Busting Shaving Myths with Gillette Venus - Series 2




Hi Everyone!

I am back with yet another blog post to bust yet another shaving myth with Gillette Venus. Before, I go on yapping about the nuances of how great it is to shave, let me take a couple of minutes to appreciate the Gillette Venus razor. Someone who has been shaving for what seems an eternity and trying to use the normal razors, I cannot begin to comprehend how much I appreciate the protective cushions. It makes the experience less scary and more easy. The rounded head with movable blades makes it easier to remove even the smallest hair. You do not have to worry about half cut hair or unruly hair any more. Finally! a razor customized to cater to the needs of the women. I usually don't go all crazy about a product, but the razor definitely deserves the appreciation.

Moving on from my epiphany, last blog post I busted one of the most common myth "Shaving leaves skin dry and flaky". Today I am busting myth "Does shaving change skin color and texture?"

Well this seemed like my initial concern because I always felt that my hair grew thicker every time I shaved. After meeting Dr. Rashmi Shetty during the event I realised it was all in my mind. How hair grows and thickness is based on a person's genetics. You cannot change the genetics. If you have coarse hair, the hair regrowth will be coarse.

As far as your skin color changing because of shaving is something that is not possible. Let's think logically, does a man's skin become darker by shaving? I do not think I have heard any man complain until today. How does using a razor change color of your skin? Usually any myth gets evolved when we do not know to use the product correctly. To make it easier I shared the three critical steps to follow while shaving in my last blog post (Read here). Even after following the steps you still feel your skin is changing color then, I definitely suggest one should reach out to dermatologist because changes is not related to razor, but related to individual's.

To achieve the best result, request you to check out the All in one Gillette Venus shaving kit with the razor, a pack of shaving cartridges and Satin Care Shave Gel.

Don't forget to share those queries! For more questions about shaving you can also refer to Gillette Venus’s app

Thank you so much for reading and I will be back soon with more posts..

Loads of love,



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