Monday, May 30, 2011

Platform Heels (advice from Tyra Banks on Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion)

South Asian brides are usually weighed down with heavily embroidered outfits (which weight a ton - no lie) & lots of jewelry. That's why selecting the right heels is so important for the big day & is usually one thing that I've heard South Asian brides stress over, especially if they are short. During these conversations, I'm surprised at how many women don't know about the advantage of platform heels. Some women are too scared to try them because the heel on those is usually too high. But platform heels are actually très comfortable for your big day or on any day of the week!

Mehak (my best friend ♥) is too weighed down by her outfit so she's getting help with putting her platform heels on. I went shoe shopping with her & made sure she got platform heels!

Instead of explaining the advantages of platform heels, I'll share a video with you in which the (retired) supermodel Tyra Banks talks about them.

Yeah, Tyra did her math wrong while explaining platform heels, but you're smart enough to figure out what she's getting at.

The Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion series is a part of Tyra's new project/website called Type F. Click the image below to check out the Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion series in which Tyra & Andre collaborate to give awesome fashion tips & a short history lesson on the topic of the day. I'm loving the series so far.

Screenshot image via the Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion page on Type F

Ladies, if you haven't tried out platform heels, please do. Your feet will thank you for minimizing the torture... to an extent ;)
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pink, White, & Blue Eyes

Products Used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion [eyeshadow base]
  • MAC eyeshadow in Mylar [inner three-fourth of lid + tearduct + inner corner of lower lashline + browbone]
  • Annabelle Studio Pigment in Magentini [outer one-third of lid + crease + above crease + lower lashline]
  • Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow in 11 Sultry Smoke - I used the blue [outer one-fourth of lid + crease + lower lashline]
  • Prestige Cosmetics eyeshadow in C-153 Angel [applied lightly on browbone]
  • Rimmel Get in Line liquid eyeliner in 400 Blue Sapphire [upper lashline]
  • Annabelle Cosmetics Smudgeliner in Electric Sapphire [waterline]
  • Lancome Hypnose (waterproof) mascara in Black [upper lashes]
  • MAC Plush Lash mascara in PlushBlack [lower lashes]
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Perizaad Zorabian in Vikram Phadnis

I came across pictures of Perizaad Zorabian at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2010 wearing a Vikram Phadnis creation. I love contrasting colours, so I fell in love with her outfit right away & had to share. The embroidery on the borders of the dupatta looks amazing as well!

Vikram Phadnis & Perizaad Zorabian

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Back in to Makeup Mode?

It feels like it's been way too long since I've used eyeshadow that wasn't either neutral or purple. Yesterday, I decided to play with eyeshadows before heading out. The look isn't bright by any means but it's definitely a nice change to wear eyeshadow again.

I'm wearing lip liner & lipstick as well, which is quite rare for me. The last time that I wore lipstick outside the house was probably at the end of February? Yeah, it's been a while! So you can already tell I put a bit more effort in to doing my makeup than I usually do.

I also added false eyelashes to this look. It was the first day that I've actually stepped outside the house with falsies on. I was a bit taken aback by the length of the lashes. You can't really tell in the pictures, but in person the difference was huge! They grew on me though.

I feel like I'm slowly getting back in to makeup mode again. Only time will tell.
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