About Roshinee Raajendran

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I trained as a fashion designer and worked as a lifestyle consultant. This has given me a deep love for fashion. I wish to share with you all the things that make it so fascinating and destroy the myth that it's accessible to a select few. Dressing well is an art and like all art forms, it can be mastered. And that too, with much less effort. So, let's start the journey together. There are some fabulous adventures ahead!

Posts by Roshinee Raajendran:

The new look of love

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and you’re bound to be caught up in a whirlpool of hearts, roses and chocolates. If your sweetheart is not into that sort of thing, gift him or her something unconventional from India Circus. The brand offers products from home decor to personal accessories with contemporary takes on Mughal Royalty, patterns, prints, city scapes, ruins and the quintessentially Indian rickshaws, autos and many more.

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Might of White!

White T-shirt DayHappy White T-shirt day! For those who don’t know what the fuss is about, the day marks the end of an epic 44 day union strike by employees of General Motors in 1937. Given the comfortable working environments in most corporates, this is your chance to wear a white tee and show your support to the cause. And with these tips, you should be able to totally rock it!

White T-shirt Day - Men

Instead of going for the predictable jeans and white T-shirt combination, pair a white V-neck T-shirt with chinos. Accessorise with lace-up boots, a scarf and a chunky watch for a rugged look. 
Tip: Wear it for a day trek.

Alternatively, keep it simple by pairing a white V-neck tee with coloured trousers. Accessorise with loafers, a sling bag and a chronograph watch.
Tip: Wear it for a long drive with friends.

White T-shirt WomenChannel the colour block trend with a white T-shirt and red maxi skirt. Accessorise with green sandals, a yellow sling bag and stacked bangles. Leave your hair open. Apply kajal and a tinted lip balm.
Tip: This boho look works well for an open air art exhibition.

Look chic wearing a white T-shirt paired with skinny jeans and a red shrug. Accessorise with a black bag, ballerinas, a chic watch and a silver link chain. Style your hair into a side ponytail and apply a tinted lip balm and mascara for a casual look.
Tip: This look is great for Friday dressing.

Image Credits: Libcom, Wristbandconnection

The #LoveConnection!

LISAListen up all you lovebirds – the sizzling Lisa Haydon’s got a surprise for you! The model and actress will ask you all lovey dovey questions over the next few days. Stay tuned and send in your answers with #LoveConnection through email, Facebook or Twitter. The best answer of the day (chosen by Lisa, of course) will win cool prizes. The person who sends in the most inspiring “words of love” wins a romantic trip to the sun kissed beaches of Goa.

We’re also providing free gift wrapping services for all purchases this week so you can send surprise gifts at the click of a button. Go ahead and click your way to awesome prizes and who knows, a romantic trip to Goa too!

Trendy Thursdays – Ombre

If you love colours, but have had enough of colour blocking, then try the Ombre trend. Ombre is a French word that means “to shade” and is used to describe a dip-dyed effect where the colour graduates from dark to light.

Ombre has been gaining popularity over the last few years (we’ve seen everything from ombre nails to hair to accessories) and it looks like it’s going to be big this year. International designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Mackage and Acne designed edgy ombre dyed clothing for women. Big names like Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada, Alexander McQueen and Missoni too created pieces for fashionistas everywhere though it was the Herve Leger bandage dress that was most popular with celebrities everywhere. Gwenyth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Sophia Vergara and Jessica Alba were spotted in ombre pieces on the red carpet, during their shopping trips and at resorts.

In India, Anita Dongre, Nikasha Tawadey, Nachiket Barve, Shivan and Narresh and Urvashi Kaur joined a long list of ombre loving designers. The gradient colours look great on kurtas and sarees and it’s fast becoming a wardrobe must have. Tabu, Ileana D’cruz, Lara Dutta, Neha Dhupia, Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandez and Madhuri Dixit have all been spotted in shaded western and ethnic pieces.

ombre womenUnlike other trends which are biased towards women, designers like James Long, Raf Simons, Armani, Versace, Ann Demeuleemester, Jonathan Saunders, Philip Lim and Salvatore Ferragamo created ombre pieces in everything from casuals to sharp formals for men. Kanye West and Usher were amongst the many spotted in ombre outfits.

ombre menNow there’s no excuse for you to not indulge in this trend. Check out our tips below:

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V for Victory dressing

V-Day is round the corner and with a little help from us, you will be all set to woo her/win him over.

Ladies, a picture is worth a thousand words and wouldn’t it be great if you could convey everything you wanted to say to your guy with the right outfit? On Valentine’s Day, chuck the little black dress for something a bit more daring or softer to get his heart thumping. I got two colours and a whole lot of moods for you to experiment with. Check out the tips below and wait for the sparks to fly.

For women, we can’t not pick red and pink for V-Day. Red spells passion, action, confidence and power. Rule the night in a red dress that lets him know exactly where you stand.

redPink, on the other hand, is the colour of femininity and romance. Show your flirty side in a pink dress and watch him melt.

pinkYes, we know men like to play it real safe especially when it comes to dressing for a date. And since you can never go wrong with black and blue, these are our V-Day picks. Black represents power, wealth and sophistication. Look sexy and mysterious with a generous dose of black in your ensemble.

blackBlue represents peace, clarity, security and loyalty. Impress her with your strong, stable side in shades of blue.

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