What’s in a Number Anyway?

After the initial blunder of the incorrect announcement of Miss Universe 2015 pageant wherein Miss Colombia was incorrectly crowned as the next Miss Universe, one needs to stop and wonder.

For a moment, everybody else faded into the background. The spotlight was on Miss Colombia. And it took a few minutes more to have it turned  away from her. The host, Steve Harvey realized his error. Now, the spotlight was suddenly on Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach – the rightful owner of the crown as Miss Universe, 2015.

The lights faded and the crown hastily taken away from Miss Colombia – Ariadna Gutierrez, and placed on the pretty head of Miss Philippines. 

That’s it! 

Sometimes I wonder about these competitions. We all watched them with stars in the eyes, rooting for our own country. While, it is nice to have a winner and runner-ups, what happens to the rest? In India, winners, as well as contestants end up in Bollywood.

A friend (Dipti Sawaikar – Srivastava) rightly said to me when we were chatting over a cup of tea at her cute li’l home. Why is everyone focussed on the number one spot? Isn’t it unfair? Doesn’t everyone else work equally hard? This comes from a woman who always stood in the top 3 of my class. There was no stopping Dipti. And here she says something so relevant. Food for thought?

I had my viewpoint. A competition is a competition. But yes, this time round, a runner-up will be remembered compared to all runner-ups that have ever been. Don’t you think so?!!!! Maybe that was a blessing in disguise. Both are beautiful anyway! 🙂

As for the wrong announcement, perhaps it was a human error indeed. Let’s not target a person so much I guess.

Nevertheless, hope we take more notice of the people who make up the crowd because that is the only way a ‘Number 1 position’ will ever stand out. 🙂 

 

Forget Skinny Jeans! Comfy is in

The latest news about skinny jeans doing the rounds is bad news for fashionistas! Fashion can kill….well, almost. Skinny jeans restrict our movement when worn for a prolonged period of time. In this case, a certain woman was unfortunate enough to wear skinny jeans while doing work which caused restriction of blood flow due to continuous squatting on the floor.

Well, if you must wear tight clothing, you can opt for comfortable leggings which stretch and glide over your legs easily. Even then, we’ll show you some awesome ladies with a great sense of style in comfortable clothing. I am talking about the Indian saree, comfortable dhoti pants, skirts, trousers, and much more. Cheer up ladies! There’s lots of fashion clothing to be explored.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai knows how to step out in style in sarees. Why not add this Indian attire to your wardrobe? Sarees can be traditional, funky, earthy, feminine, whatever you want it to be.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor. (Image source: baggout.com)

The stylish Kareena Kapoor was clicked in a dhoti style suit. The detailed work on the jacket and the comfortable, loose pants make her look so pretty!

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (Photo courtesy: Mid-Day)

This spunky actress needs no introduction. She follows her heart in cool and comfortable clothing such as this skirt.

Urmila Matondkar

Urmila Matondkar. (Image source: The Indian Express.)

Age is no barrier to this style diva. She continues to flaunt her fashion sense in these comfortable palazzo style pants.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma. (Image source: Mid-Day)

She looks easy and comfy in a palazzo (I believe) which also looks like a skirt. Either way, we are not complaining!

Have you got any favourite comfortable outfit? Do mention in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

 

 

How to Avoid Falling Prey to Discounts Online

India’s favorite online shopping website – Flipkart – has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, a discount price being offered was actually the original price for a pair of wedges. Where was the discount? Asked online shoppers. With the surge of online shopping sites, it’s raining discounts throughout the year. A ‘limited period’ is mentioned but really, is it limited as they proclaim? As a concerned shopaholic myself, I know this is a terrible incident for every person looking for a great deal online. Here’s how to avoid disappointment.  

Online Shopping Discounts: A Big Fraud?

Online Shopping Discounts: A Big Fraud?

1) Seen a discount online? Great! Research the product on other sites before you buy it. Don’t blindly order it because it is for half the price. Seasoned shopaholics have a basic idea about the cost of a pair of wedges or a book. This should help you to understand the rate being offered. 

2) If possible, visit the nearest store and check out the product in person. This will be helpful if you want to see the size or fit.

3) Understand that everything on discount may not necessarily be a great buy. Ask yourself – do you need it? Does it fulfill a purpose? Or am I getting carried away with all the hype?

4) For heavy discounts, it’s better you visit and purchase from the actual store. At least you can check the material for any tear or problem area. In case of garments, turn it inside out. For footwear, check the soles in particular. 

5) Do not get drawn to marketing gimmicks. Some of the lesser-known boutiques and local shops may have exclusive and decent stuff for almost the same rate! Support handmade and eco-friendly items. 

Be a careful and watchful shopper. Within time, you’ll soon be able to make smart buys! Happy shopping!

Read the full report about Flipkart.

 

 

Fashion Revisited

Fashion trends come and go! And when it comes to Bollywood, what celebrities wear rules the fashion circuit. Are many of these trends really new as designers proclaim? Recycled maybe, but certainly not new! Palazzo pants are quite similar to parallel pants (rage in the 90s) in terms of flare and comfort. Dungarees and overalls have been seen much earlier and were worn by pop stars of the 80s. Many of the makeup (winged eyeliner) and jewellery trends have been revamped and caused quite a stir even now. Are we complaining? No! Check out these recycled ideas with a fresh twist that make you want to go shopping yet again! Enjoy!

Good old dhoti pants were even worn by Madhuri Dixit in the 80s. Seen in pic -Actress Sonakshi Sinha

Good old dhoti pants were even worn by Madhuri Dixit in the 80s. Seen in pic -Actress Parineeti Chopra

Kangana Ranaut knows how to rock the overalls!

Kangana Ranaut knows how to rock the overalls!

Dungarees

Amrita Arora in a leather dungaree

Sonakshi Sinha in bright Masaba palazzos

Sonakshi Sinha in bright Masaba palazzos

Winged Eye Makeup looks gorgeous on Aishwarya Rai

Winged Eye Makeup looks gorgeous on Aishwarya Rai

Sonam Kapoor wearing a nath (nose ring)

Sonam Kapoor wearing a nath (nose ring)