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:

Accessorise like Salman!

salman khan birthdayMen are divided into two groups – good guys and Salman Khan devotees. Salman turns 47 today the bad boy shows no sign of slowing down. He’s been melting our hearts for the last two decades and is just getting better by the day. What’s striking about him is his experimenting nature, be it with the women in his life or the accessories. Few men in Bollywood experiment with accessories the way he does, both on and off screen. There’s hardly anything that he hasn’t tried, from fancy glares, Palestinian scarves, caps, hats, bold watches to even silver balis (earrings) on both ears to get that quintessential ‘bad boy’ look. Salman is the ideal accessory guru for all the Indian men who refuse to look beyond watches and belts for accessories. Go the Sallu way; befriend accessories!

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(Disclaimer: Stylemynt, its contents and recommendations have not been endorsed or approved by Salman Khan in any manner whatsoever.)

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Work that LBD all day

It’s no secret that we women love dressing up and look our best through the day. However, on most days you won’t have the luxury of changing your outfit as you gallop from home to work and work to party. Yes, we do know what a fantastic multi-tasking power woman you are! Such times call for something versatile aka the little black dress (LBD). Just ensure you choose one in a simple design with a structured finish like a black sheath dress. And armed with these tips, you should be able to work it from morning to night.

boardroom blackThrow on a black blazer and accessorise your outfit with nude pumps and a matching handbag for work. Make sure the bag is roomy enough to accommodate all the accessories you would need to rock the same LBD from morning to night. Keep your makeup light and tie your hair in a ponytail. As for jewellery, wear a statement analog watch to keep the look as professional as possible.

coffee at fiveWork’s almost done and you have some time to catch up with friends for a coffee. But not enough to go home and change. What do you do? Just replace the blazer with a pretty floral scarf and head out for that cuppa. You can wear the same nude heels you wore to work. Leave the handbag at the office and take along a wallet instead. A bold cuff can be worn in place of the watch. Leave your hair open, and refresh your makeup by dabbing on some lipstick in your favourite shade.

night outIt’s time to party! Dress up in the ladies room and I promise this won’t take more than five minutes. Swap your nude pumps for a rocking pair of animal print peep toe heels. Put on some bright lip gloss for luscious lips. Even as you do that, remove the scarf and wear a long beaded or linked necklace like a sash so that it immediately blings up the plain black dress. Fluff up your hair with your fingers. Stash your blazer and pumps along with your handbag in your car, taking only the sleek gold clutch out for the big night and you are now ready to party. And just before you step out, sprinkle some perfume on. Voila! The party diva is here.

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Wedding wows!

Don’t you just love weddings? It’s like a party with a serious cause, where two individuals sign up for a lifetime of togetherness. More importantly, it also gives you a chance to dress up and absorb all that lovey dovey feelings floating around. If you’re single, you might just meet a potential partner at a wedding. Top that off with the fact that you could end up in the couple’s wedding album (for life) and you have a few good reasons to look your best.

HINDU WEDDINGS
Hindu weddingTraditional Hindu weddings are often a multi-day affair which requires a fair amount of ethnic clothes. If you are a close relative or friend of the bride or groom, make a checklist of the different events and rituals you are invited to and dress accordingly. With a little planning, you can look smashing at every ceremony and not repeat any looks.

WOMEN
This is your chance to wear your saris and lehenga cholis. The latter is a fantastic choice for mehendi and sangeet ceremonies where the atmosphere is fun and festive. Keep the saree aside for the wedding day as it’s the most traditional ceremony. Choose outfits in silks, chiffons or net in colours like pinks and purples with ornate embroidery, applique work or sequins. Slip your pretty pedicured feet into stone studded sandals. If you are the bride’s best friend/sister or cousin, chances are you will be running quite a few errands. So pick the length of your heels carefully. Accessorise this look with a blingy bangle or two and long earrings. Wear only one or two statement pieces instead of overloading yourself with jewellery. Keep the make up light and easy and the hair neat yet stylish. Leaving your hair open is certainly a good option, but a low bun on the nape also works well with a saree. Carry your lipstick, credit cards, cash and mobile in a metallic clutch.

MEN
Look dashing in a black or navy blue kurta with embroidery around the neckline and the placket. Team this with churidar bottoms in the same colour or maybe in a complementary shade of cream. Accessorise with a gold and silver chunky ring, a classic analogue watch with a leather strap and leather sandals. If you are feeling very experimental, add a bandhni uttariya to the ensemble. It’s very Bollywood, very cool.

CHRISTIAN WEDDINGS
christian weddingChristian weddings mostly comprise the actual wedding at a church followed by a reception. Since most events happen on the same day, you can go for a look that flows seamlessly from morning to night.

WOMEN
Stylish and classy should be your mantra. Pick a fitted brocade dress with an interesting neckline. Try outfits in colours like pink, purple, blue etc. You can even wear dresses in metallic shades of gold or silver. If you like to show off your toned limbs, stick to sleeveless, strapless or one shoulder dresses with hemlines that are an inch or two above the knee (it’s a wedding, so you can’t be too risqué). Necklines should also not plunge too low. Wear a stone studded bracelet and crystal drop earrings. Accessorise with strappy sandals in gold or silver and a shiny box clutch out of which you can pull out a tissue when the bride bids adieu. Minimal make up works well with this look; the hair can be anything from blow dried to side plaited.

MEN
Go with the classic blazer and trouser look. Wear a shirt in maroon, black or purple with a bit of sheen. Choose a blazer or a suit in navy blue or dark grey. A tie and pocket square in a shade that complements the shirt is a good idea. Accessorise with black formal shoes or brogues, a sleek watch and cufflinks with stone details for a bit of flash.

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Boys, get the party started!

 

lets partyThe party season is upon us and you probably have a few invites for house parties or a cool Saturday night party at a swanky club already, not to forget the mother of all parties – The New Year’s Eve bash. Most men play it safe with a black T-shirt and jeans combo. While this does look good, it’s also pretty staid. Clubbing is your time to let loose and enjoy. So here are a few tips on how to look casual chic effortlessly while you shake your booty or simply chill with your poison.
graffitiCLOTHES
A T-shirt in coral pink, yellow or orange with a funky graphic print will set you apart in a sea of black. Pair this with black fitted trousers.  If you’re feeling bold, then try fitted trousers in a light washed red or purple. Or why not try a pair of comfy cargos in powder blue? Team it with a white graphic T-shirt or even a sorbet colour one if you really want to pep things up. But don’t turn it into an ode to Govinda. If it’s chilly, cover up with a printed hoodie. Once again, go for hoodies in neutral shades like black, grey or beige. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.

ACCESSORIES
Tuck your jeans hem into high top sneakers to give a la Kanye West. A sporty woven belt works for a party. Wear a sleek black watch with a coloured dial or rim to complement your outfit.

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Attention beach bums!

There’s no better time to hit the beaches than now – right in the midst of winter! Get your tickets ready for a quick getaway to Goa and Pondicherry while I give you tips on what to pack for a blissed out sunny weekend. If you’re like me, you probably want to take everything with you. Instead take a few pieces that you can mix and match with everything else. Stick to classic beachy colours like blues, whites and light browns with a few pieces in your favourite bright shades. You can buy all the kaftans, tie dyed kurtas, scarves and jewellery you want once you reach there, so pack the stuff that you are already confident wearing. Here’s the checklist:

WOMEN

Clothes
A striped nautical T-shirt is a classic and you can team it with capris. Also carry a pair of cotton pyjamas and wear it with vests in different colours. A summery dress can be worn during the day when you are hopping flea markets or while dining out in the evening. A jersey shrug will come in handy if it gets chilly in the evening. Shorts or swimwear be useful when you want to go for a ride on the banana boat or simply a swim in the alluring waters.
Accessories
A straw bucket bag is a classic. You can store your water bottle, wallet and all the goodies you buy in it. Wear a pair of flip flops while exploring the beach as heels are really not a good idea! A pair of sandals can be teamed with your outfits for an evening out or while going window shopping.
Jewellery
Take a necklace and a cuff that goes with everything you packed. You can buy more jewellery once you reach your destination.
Make-up
Sunscreen is a must. Use a tinted moisturiser to get light coverage as well as soft skin. Carry a tinted lip balm instead of tubes of lipstick.

MEN

Clothes
Graphic T-shirts and shorts are perfect for the beach. They come in handy when you’re hitting the beach or trying out water sports. You can wear trousers in light muted shades of coral, blue or green with T-shirts for a trendier look. Pack a pair of linen trousers and a linen shirt for dining out.
Accessories
Wear flip flops or boat shoes with your ensembles while exploring the beach. The former would be more comfortable for sure. Carry sunglasses if you intend to be out in the sun for long. A leather bracelet will add a rugged edge to your outfits. Also take along a messenger bag to store all your essentials (water bottle, wallet, stuff you buy) in style.
Skin care
One word – sunscreen.

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