Category: style

Loving This Week: Teeki

This week we are totally obsessed with Teeki. Teeki is an eco conscious activewear line. They have a collection of gorgeous printed leggings, capri’s and shorts for men, women and kids. Our workout wardrobes definitely got a lot funkier!


The Best part about this line, other than being totally fashionable is that they are made out of recycled water bottled and the printing process is eco friendly as well! Each pair of leggings recycles approximately 25 plastic bottles.



Here are a couple of my favorrite pieces

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- Neha Prasad

90′s Fashion Comeback

Fashion keeps getting recycled and reinvented. Lately I’ve quite a few trends that reminds me of fashion back in the 90′s.

You’d be surprised to find what made the list


High waisted jeans


With the rise of the low waisted skinny jeans in the last couple of years, I’m glad to see both high waisted and low waisted jeans coexist peacefully on the racks.


Ripped jeans


The 90′s is often thought of as the grunge era, what’s more grunge than ripped jeans? Ripped jeans are now a wardrobe staple if you want a casual look.


Harem pants


Remember the iconic parachute pants MC Hammer wore in his music video? Well harem pants are back. They don’t have a puffy look that parachute pants do, they are more tailored.




Recently luxury fashion houses like Chanel and Dior have come out with “fashionable” sneakers. Needless to say, sneakers are the biggest shoe trend right now.


Denim overalls


Overalls were big back in the 90′s. It’s slowly creeping back in our wardrobes right now. But now we have a variety of overalls to choose from and not only denim.


Timberland boots


Timberland boots are regularly seen on celebrities like Jay Z, Chris Brown and many others. Since they have a celebrity following, it’s not too long before these are seen on every other person.


Flannel/ Plaid shirts


Flannel shirts in the 90′s were never buttoned. It was always worn on top of a graphic Tee. Now it’s worn buttoned up and tucked in or tied around the waist or even layered beneath a sweater.


- Neha Prasad

Pint sized Fashion

Kids are adorable. What makes them even more adorable? Fashion of course!

Needless to say, but kids nowadays are more fashionable than I ever was back in the day. Hopefully nobody will ever see all the horrible outfits I wore. Ah the time before camera phones. You could get away with almost anything!

Here are my favourite pint sized fashionistas who can give you a run for your money!

Alaia Rose Barbier


Aila Wang

Harper Beckham


Skyler Morrison Berman


Mason Disick

Kourtney Kardashian seen enjoying a little sight seeing and a ride in a tour bike around the famous Arc de Triomphe while spending the day with friends and son Mason in Paris, France



- Neha Prasad

Red Carpet: Best Dressed at VMAs & Emmy Awards

The red carpet has certainly been busy this week. With two major music and television award events taking place one after the other, I’ve been loving some looks and others I’ve been wondering, “why would you wear that!”

Here are some of my favourites red carpet looks from the VMAs and the Emmy Awards



Nina Dobrev

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Miley Cyrus

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Alexandra Shipp

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Iggy Azalea

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Jennifer Lopez

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Emmy Awards

Kerry Washington



Michelle Dockery



January Jones



Lizzy Caplan



- Neha Prasad

Loving This Week: Braids Part 2

I decided to split my favourite braid hairstyles into two parts otherwise it would have been too long. Since the human attention span now is at all time low, I thought, well two short posts are definitely better than one long one!

So here are the rest of my favourites!

Milkmaid Braid


This hairstyle is pretty straight forward.

Start by part your hair down the middle and by dividing it into two equal sections. Now with each section of hair, do a three strand braid AKA the regular braid.

Once your done braiding your hair, tie it with a hair tie. Pick up one braid and lay it on the opposite side of your head and pin it down.

Do the same with the other braid and voila, you’re done.

Milkmaid Braid.


Dutch Side Braid



It’s exactly like a dutch braid except that the braid starts from the side. Hence the name of the hairstyle!

The dutch braid is similar to the french plait. In the french braid the sections of hair go over each other, while in the dutch braid the sections of hair go under each other.

First, start off by parting your hair to the side. Pick up the front part and divide it into three sections. Instead of going over each section of hair, go under.

Now as you progress, keep picking up sections of hair on either side like it’s done with a french plait. Keep braiding until you reach the end of your hair.



Fishtail braid


The fishtail plait is great for those who want to add more length to their hair. Due to the way it’s braided, it gives the illusion of longer length.

You can start with your hair down or in a ponytail. Next divide your hair into two equal sections.

Take a small section of hair from the outside of one of the two main sections and bring it to the inside of the opposite section.
Then take a small section of hair from the outside of the other section and bring it to the inside of the opposite section, then pull tight.
Keep going until you reach the end and tie your plait with a hair tie.




- Neha Prasad

Loving This Week: Braids Part 1

My go to hairstyle for the summer are braids. Since I have long hair, I don’t usually leave it open since its really hot. If I get bored of ponytails and have a bit of time I go for a classic French braid/ plait.

Here are some of my favourite braid hairstyles.


French Plait


Unless you’ve had a lot of practice, it’s better if you can get someone to do your hair for this style of braiding.

Start of by sectioning the top part of your hair. You can use your forehead as a scale of measure. The middle of your forehead is good. Using your thumbs or a rat tail comb, pick up and section off the hair.

Now divide it into three parts and start crossing each strand once. Then start picking up equal sections of hair on either side, adding it to the existing braid and crossing it. Repeat it on either side till there’s no hair left.

When you reach the nape of your neck, you can braid the rest of your hair normally or you can just tie a hair tie and leave it that way.



Basket weave braid



Also known as the 5 strand braid or 5 strand french plait, the basket weave plait is probably one of the tougher braid hairstyles. You definitely need two people if you’re trying it out for the first time.

You divide your hair into 5 sections.

Take the last section on the left or right side, which ever you want and go over the second section and under the third section.

Next take the fifth strand and go over the fourth and under the third. Keep doing this until you reach the end of your hair.

If you still don’t understand, here is a good tutorial by Youtuber Mimi who has a hair extension brand called Luxy Hair.


Waterfall braid

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Waterfall braids are perfect for any occasion. The best part is it’s easy to pick up. To add more glamour you can curl your hair and then braid it.

First start with a side parting, then pick up three sections of hair. Its basically a simple braid but you have to keep dropping a section of hair and pick up a new section and add it to the braid.

Take the second section of hair and go over the first section and under the third section and drop it down. Pick up another section of hair and repeat until you reach the other side. You will need a couple of clips or bobby pins to secure it.


Stay tuned for part 2!


- Neha Prasad

How To: Beach Hair

I love the way my hair looks after a trip to the beach. Soaking in the sun and the salty air seems to make my hair look better. For those who love beach hair but can’t go to the beach everyday, here’s three easy ways you can get those beachy waves.





Hands down, the easiest way to recreate beach hair. It adds texture and volume. An important tip, when applying salt spray, less is more. After you spray it onto your hair, just scrunch up the ends of your hair and voila, instant beach hair! You can buy salt sprays or you can make it yourself at home. Check out this DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray.





If you don’t mind heat styling and want something more defined, curling irons are your best option. An important tip, make sure you use heat protectant. This will minimise the damage to your hair. If you want loose waves, opt for bigger barrels. For tighter waves, smaller barrels work better.

You can also use your hair straighter if you don’t have a 3 Barrel Curling Iron. Just take 1 inch sections of your hair, roll it, from tip to root, around your finger. Remove your finger and hold the rolled hair and apply heat.





The way this usually works is after a shower, air dry your hair and tie it into a bun. After a couple hours you open up the bun and shake your hair loose. For best results, take a shower before you sleep and tie up your hair. You’ll wake up to a head full of curls! This gives you a more softer look since it’s not that defined and works well for people who have thick hair.

- Neha Prasad

Loving This Week: Vita fede

I’m always on the lookout for new arm candy and I’ve been obsessed Vita Fede bracelets for some time now. I absolutely adore the simplicity of the design. It feels like a classic Cartier Love bracelet (without the hefty price tag) and goes with everything in my wardrobe!

The brains behind the brand is Cynthia Sakai. She describes Vita Fede as “a fusion of Asian, American and European culture that represents an elevated aesthetic, a lifestyle and a point of view that are universal.”

While the basic design remains the same, the materials used changes. It’s handcrafted in Italy using brass, natural stones, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and 24K gold.

Here’s what I’ve been lusting after!

Mini Titan Stone Bracelet (Silver with Quartz)

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Luciano Cono Bracelet (24k Gold with Onyx)

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Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet (Silver with clear crystals)

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Mini Titan Stone Bracelet (24k Gold with Onyx)

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- Neha Prasad

7 Must Haves For The Summer

There’s three ways to be sure that summer in Dubai has begun. One, your makeup melts off within five minutes of stepping out. Two, the temperature reaches 30 degrees before the clock hits 9am. Three, the roads are surprisingly empty because everyone’s on a vacay.


If you aren’t travelling anywhere this summer, here’s a list of things you need to survive summer in Dubai.


1. The Trio: A pair of shades, sunscreen and a floppy hat. (For those brave souls who go to the beach in this weather, may you never get sunburnt)

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2. Triangl swimsuits (For those late night pool parties)

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3. Moisturiser with a high SPF. (Nobody wants to look older than they actually are)

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4. Sandals. (Anything that doesn’t completely cover your foot and make it sweat, like sneakers)

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5. Pedicure. (Your feet need to be at their best since you’ll be wearing open toe shoes)



6. Maxi dresses. (Pants? In this weather? Nope)

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7. Skater dresses (For chic evenings out)

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- Neha Prasad

Style Crush! Lupita Nyong’o

Saying that Lupita Nyong’o is having a good year is an understatement. A year ago she was virtually unknown until her critically acclaimed role in the movie, 12 Years a Slave. She’s won an Oscar and now she’s landed her first ever Vogue cover!


While she’s known for her acting, she’s also known for her impeccable style. Working with stylist  Micaela Erlanger she’s managed to pull off 60 red carpet looks, most of which have been a hit.


Here are some of my personal favourite looks of Lupita.









- Neha Prasad