Create Your Festive Moods – Five Ideas To Make You The Show Stopper

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While the season of festivities is here, most of us are looking for attires that would make heads turn. And what better than the fall season to experiment with trends and styles! 

Presenting Five Fashion Ideas that can give you desired outfits which are Instagram friendly and blend perfectly with your festive mood. Let’s dig in!

1. Dupattas: While you are trying your best to radiate ethnic vibes, Dupattas will lend a great hand of support. Try out exotic and bright colours that will gel with your everyday Puja themes, such as reds, oranges, blues, some tints of green and golds. With a wide range of patterns and prints available, do not hesitate to flaunt your ethnicity with gorgeous Dupattas in your own dramatic fashion!

Don’t be afraid to play with bright colours!
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How about picking rare colours and setting yourself apart? Turquoise might be handy!
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Black can never be a wrong choice. If you are wondering what to wear, blacks go perfect on such situations!
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2. Bottom wear: The trends with bottom wear have been increasing in great proportion. From flared palazzos, to Shararas and skirts, you will find plenty of options to pair them with your favourite kurtas. If you are aiming for a grand festive outlook, you can always go for ethnic motif prints in skirts. How about getting a really modest glance? Move your focus to Gararas!

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Gararas are back with a higher popularity and demand. Indulge yourself in its retro charm.
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Palazzos have made a significant come back from the 1990s and we can’t stop admiring its transformations.
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3. Accessories: Ladies, how fond are we for accessories! Do not step back this jovial season to wear all your lovable earrings, neckpieces, bangles and bracelets! From silver oxidised to stone carved, mingle your favourite accessories with your beautiful regiments at all days. If you are wondering how to get the perfect chic look for Dandiya nights, blindly move your gaze towards silver oxidised jewellery. And for all other subtle morning Pujas, how about going with Minaakari jewelry!

Oxidised accessories have become a major part of any woman’s jewelry collection!
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Flaunt your Dandiya outfit with all silver accessories!
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Pearls were long lost. How about bringing them back to latest trends?
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Minakari would complement your subtle outfit for morning Puja!
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4. Footwear: It’s fascinating the wide-ranging alternatives we get when we opt for Indian attires. It is no surprise the vast variety of Jutis and Mojaris available in the market that make them such a beautiful add-on. Fond of heels? We have that covered too. You can go for shades of gold and silver to keep yourself shining head to toe!

Jutis for your perfect head-to-toe attire!
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Don’t forget to add a wonderful caption for your Instagram posts while you pose with your loveable jutis! Image source: Pinterest

5. Bags: Wondering if your hands look empty? We can never ignore the things we are supposed to carry given we do not have the luxury of pockets in our kurtas and bottom wear. And that is where we have handbags in their existence. Not just constrained to potlis, fashion has made its way to carve ethnic flavours to sling bags and hand-held bags too. To give yourself a very clean, chic look, go for embroidered sling bags with chains as slings to appear in perfect festivity. Just in case you are attempting to wear a saree, compliment your attire with either a boho-infused handheld bag or a subtle, gently embroidered clutch.

Pick a bag that contrasts with colours and compliments your overall garment.
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Hand held clutches and sling bags would add a sophistication to your personality!
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Potlis are one of a kind. They will make you look elegantly fashionable!
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While we are trying to experiment with fashion trends, don’t be afraid to bring out yourself through your garments and attires. There lies no rules, no guidelines when it comes to fashion! Be fearless this fall-festive season and get ready to reflect your distinct personalities through this language called fashion.

The Devil Wears Prada: A Fusion of Great Artistry and Fashion

You will come across stories in your lifetime that will fill you with enthusiasm, power and courage to choose the way you desire to live, and the trail you select. Experience how it feels to get liberated, to follow one’s true self, and accept the unique individuality each one of us holds. Welcome to a world that resonates to a mass, from a dreamer to the overachiever.

Begin the motion picture with the bustling city of New York, it’s a crisp morning and people all sock up to kick start their day, fortune and life! How about talking about the actors that made this motion picture a thrust of its own? Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep are no strangers when it comes to perfect character depiction, and their fusion is no less than a masterpiece of its own. And Emily Blunt’s presence added that essential charm and spice to the whole effect!

As the motion picture takes Andie’s career upgraph, don’t you forget to analyze what Emily Blunt’s character holds, and the significance she carries, although her character depicts a supporting role. Now that we’ve made ourselves familiar to the energy and potential this movie holds, let’s get down to what makes it The Devil Wears Pradafashion

How about I begin talking about Emily Blunt’s extremely well designed outfits first? Why? Because Emily’s character, at first, begins to unfurl the fashion extravaganza this movie upholds. Emily is precisely fierce, clean and bold in all her attires. You shall see her dominating the workplace with darker shades of fabric and her fierceness is visible through her incredible eye representation. Her vogue and appearance shows the power of authority, and the responsibilities she carries over her shoulders throughout the day! We can never deny the fact that her style reflects perfection – not only in fashion ethics but also efficiency in her work.

Let me introduce you to the Devil – Miranda Priestly. She is supposedly the bad boss lady that runs RUNWAY magazine. She is the editor and you can assume the authority she must have held at a workplace like this. Always draped in luxurious jackets and seen carrying super lavish handbags – you will find her masterful attire beneath. While her haircut depicts her supremacy over her co-workers, her absolute subtle, yet ultra-modern grace will make you go awe! You will find her accessorizing with really clean statement jewellery adding to all the glamour! 

How can we not talk about Andie and her front foot on fashion and style? We observe that working at such a workplace is closely associated to glamor, and you shall find Andie getting her transformation in an efficient manner. Her style will never reflect an amatuer approach. She appears fresh, and is bold enough to pair experiments in a righteous way. Watch Andie playing with bright and dark shades equally well and gradually getting along with her new job at RUNWAY attempting her best to rise in Miranda’s eyes. Allow yourself to pause your movie once in a while to observe Andie’s love for greens, blacks and her absolute new makeover!

Most of you might have already taken the taste of The Devil Wears Prada. Let me know in the comments section which attire from this motion picture took you by storm! 

This space shall meet you soon with some challenging content, genres and, of course, fresh, newer perspectives! 

Week 11: Movie 9 – The Fundamentals Of Caring

If you have been wondering how it feels to give and accept care, I think this motion picture might answer some of your never-asked questions. Starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts, you would find most of its adventures on a road trip – probably because road trips bring out that missing connection and bond?!

Ben, portrayed by Paul, is simple, innocent and might have been looking for redemption. This story will leave a couple of its reasons, hows and whys in mystery, so I would suggest to keep your eyes and ears open throughout!

While Ben is easy and straightforward in his words and actions, Trevor, played by Craig, might make you feel a bit on edge – for the distinct sense of humour he carries – precisely the words, context and situations he chooses to throw his jokes into.

As you see a routine evolving and structuring between Ben and Trevor, the sight of Selena Gomez’s character Dot, is a true treat to the eye! Her character adds an amazing spice to the overall running of the motion picture. The story then catches certain directions and gains a certain potential that drives the thrust of the story. 

Landscapes are vivid, colourful and orange as you drive along the American countryside and you shall feel the warmth in its yellow afternoons. I came across moments that made my heart fill with emotions – mostly cheerful, filled with comfort and glee.

You can spend your weekend afternoon feeling the kindness of this movie. Meanwhile, this space will meet you next week with yet another feel-good content adding my perspectives and visions to it. Happy binge watching!

Week 10: Series 2 – Emily In Paris

All of us are genuinely aware of the popularity influencers hold around us – particularly on Instagram. And we have a content completely dedicated to this side of the profession. 

Emily In Paris is an amazing, coming of the age amalgam of career prospects in fashion, romance, influencers and, of course, the market of fashion in “Paris”. When Emily In Paris hit Netflix, I am pretty sure many of my influencer acquaintances were holding all their excitement to get a glimpse of the fashion industry fused with the digital world we are in today.

Starring Lily Colins, discover the struggle of a young, career-dedicated, American woman, Emily, on her way to stand distinctly on French lands. With each episode you will unfold Emily’s discoveries of the ‘City Of Love’ and fashion – her quest for a reliable friend and a perfect date!

This fine blend of comedy and drama is all you might have been waiting for after ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. Based on similar lines and taking fashion inspiration from ‘Sex And The City’ – be ready to come across profession, sexism, fashion, personal ends and a lot of inspiration.

With just one season released yet, I am sure a lot of us are waiting for the story that lies ahead to get it uncovered. 

As you binge watch Emily In Paris this week, I would make sure I come up with freshly brewed content from Netflix next week to make you feel good!

Week 9: Movie 8 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Let us go back in time and revisit some amazing stories from the 2000s. This time I have Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind from 2004. Starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, I am sure you might have heard about this movie at least once in your lifetime so far. I did too, and was planning since quite long to watch it. 

Be prepared to get stuck in a maze throughout the motions shown in the movie. It has sci-fi content mingled beautifully with romance. But this does not end here. I have some more to talk about. 

The moment you finally finish the movie, you will fill your heart with emotions: some good, some bad, some overwhelmed moments, bittersweetness, and of course, confusion. You will sense an urge to watch it more, thinking about what would have happened next. I think this is what keeps the audience fixed to the screen while the movie runs. 

It vividly captures how it feels to think, inside our brains, from a scientific perspective. You will be amazed at how the direction played with your mind at first, and somehow all of it made sense when the movie concluded. It was all a game of perspectives, the ones we might have never thought about! 

The angle of life shown in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ weighs emotions at a standpoint that is not ordinary at all. The start will keep you muddled as though you’re in a puzzle, struggling to find your way out. 

The amusement of approach, viewpoints and perspectives will keep you tied, thinking about how extraordinarily artists can bring their views to life and motion!

While you keep yourself roped to the movie, I shall make sure this space meets you next week, with some crazy angles and a crisper Netflix feel-good content.

Week 8: Movie 7 – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

There could not have been a better ‘feel-good‘ movie/content to talk about than this one for this week’s blog post! Precisely all Indians must have taken utmost pleasure watching it, including me. And this week I will not talk about why you should watch this movie, rather this piece will reflect me as a traveler, a writer and, to a certain extent, a musician too. 

To the non-Indian readers, let me throw light upon this movie. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You live life once) is a Bollywood movie, starring actors Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, and Farhan Akhtar, directed by Zoya Akhtar. The genre is accurately feel-good, comedy, adventure, drama, romance (an amazing mix of all emotions you would desire to watch on weekends). Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) hit Indian theatres on 2011, and marked its 10th year Anniversary this week. You can relish its drama over Netflix!

When the film was released, I was a school kid, so planning a trip was, of course, out of context but the desire was for real. And now that I am writing on it after watching the movie freshly (yet again) amidst the pandemic, you know the urge all of us would be having to actually travel. It is a great break to watch the scenic beauties of Spain over big screen, but there is so much more to unravel, observe and learn from ZNMD. Let me drive you through my visions about the movie.

Traveling resembles vivid values to every individual, and if you might want to know mine, I would say it is a pathway to worlds to write upon! With unfamiliar objects giving pleasure to the eyes and the soul, there is indefinite scope to observe and explore ways to discover life outside of our shells. People, cultures, life habits, cuisine, and everything that’s new! I could write a thousand-word essay on traveling, but lets move on to the other spice.

Music. Composed by trio Shankar-Ehasan-Loy, you will not find anything that does not fit the movie! The music just could not be better. The moods are captured so amazingly and the cinematography adds to the charm! The tunes ring bells and make me realize my affinity to music I had been hiding for years now. The music expresses my glee at those moments whilst I watched ZNMD at faultless frequencies and ultimate resonance! It just will strike chords of the heart and there will be nothing more wholesome to be felt than that moment.

Words. Farhan’s character is a writer and his words will add further delight to this story’s vision. Viewing the movie from a visual perspective and giving voice to its insight can be felt dreamy and heavenly. This blend is filled with mellowness. It is fascinating and surprisingly adorable to watch an amalgam of creativity that we artists have aspired to vocalize to the world. 

Romance. If there was anything this motion picture would miss, would have been love. And expectedly it did add on to the flavour! The mild cozy breeze of love in between adventures will make strands of your hair flutter to imagination! It feels as though I am in it, in the moment, in it, right there. 

You, as audience, would have much more experiences to share about ZNMD. I would love to discover your reasons of fondness to the movie. I am all ears to flooded comments on your observations!

This space will meet you next week with another movie/series filled with warmth to make you feel-good through my perspectives and vision from the Netflix platform. 

Week 7: Movie 6 – Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story

J.K. Rowling would already have tickled you. And why would not she? She has created a different fan base, a worldwide fantasy getaway for all the Potter-Heads. An other-wordly land we have been imagining for days and nights long, waiting for that one instance when someone might just appear claiming that there does exist a place called Hogwarts! But today I am not here to tell you about the craziness, the fondness the world has for Harry Potter. We are here to talk about the genius who developed it.

You might already have done your homework on J.K. Rowling. But we have a motion picture highlighting her lows over the years, and her journey to bring Harry Potter come to life. She always wanted to become a writer, she had a fondness, like most of us, a dream

The movie begins with her success, the sparkling flashes and glitters of triumph, with reminiscences of the past. It’s this nostalgia that gains momentum and gears to showcase a life: the life of J.K. Rowling. 

You will get to see a close glimpse of how Rowling’s mind drew fantasies, how she derived stories, instances and fascinating characters getting inspired from general day-to-day routines. You will see her scribbling fictional sketches every now and then: when she is idle, when she is amidst an important lecture. But the one determination that held her – never to quit, is what built Rowling. 

Wizardly tunes running in the background will trigger chills within you! The timing of any mystic idea in Rowling’s mind would come along with that signature wizardly flavour. This positive effect will give you a surety that Rowling is closer to her destination, though the journey might take some time. The crew made sure we got a taste of unimaginative magic even while it was under construction

Of the magic we experienced whilst we read and saw Harry Potter, is something I feel, kept Rowling never to give up. It is the magical power and strength of determination, of a resolute choice to never let go one’s passion, reciprocating in corresponding proportions to construct a mystical land so many of us have set our hearts on. 

Precisely, it’s an inspiring sequence of events taking instances from Rowling’s real life incidents. Such movies give us hope that passions can be brought to life. Failures, obstacles are inevitable and it is amazing how these testing phases improve us, not just as a human, but also as an artist. Tough times seem choking, yet we survive and looking back gives us nothing better than ultimate satisfaction and a sense of triumph. 

Flood in the comment section if you are a Potter-Head and if you’re willing to give this motion picture a shot if you haven’t yet. Trust me, you will relive nostalgia of childhood days!

This space will meet you next week with yet another ‘Feel-Good’ content from Netflix, a crisp perspective and a new recommendation for you to watch it with a smile!

Week 6: Movie 5 – Miss Americana

I have always been a music lover, fallen in love with words almost every day and consistently found minutes to think. Surprisingly I found my emotions resonating with this artist nearly a decade ago. She is the one that introduced me to global pop music, she is the one that introduced me to global country music. She’s Taylor Swift, the one that has a complete world of music within her. 

I am so grateful to Netflix for having found a way to distribute Taylor’s documentary, highlighting vital turning points in her life, and her career. It is a challenge to express my emotions of praise that have been piled up all these years. It is more of a rush of words in no sequence, making no sense on papers, yet so accurate only to myself. 

In Miss Americana, you will find Taylor’s narration throughout, her raw emotions, her crazy happiness, some tears, and of course her words. You will unravel the pressure paparazzi and media pushes on celebrities, the way journalism is more about selling (whatever) news than reporting news. Of all the rumours you might have heard, this documentary will show you the other side of the coin, and of course it is upto you to make a decision. 

Of what Taylor’s always been, a singer, you will discover what it takes to create music, to fit in the right words; words are Taylor’s best friends. You will see how she has won over with just her words, part of a reason why she’s an amazing songwriter, part of why I resonate with her. If you haven’t really observed the lyrics in her songs, make a decision to watch her documentary, she will let you know why it was important for her to create music so different from monotonous ideas of love, happiness and sadness. 

She has utilized her power as an artist to learn, to stand for herself and others, to create awareness on crucial and sensitive areas of politics, sexual abuse and the LGBTQ+ community. She has songs written on each of these! I give you a hint: listen to her albums Reputation and Lover. Let me know in the comments if you catch hold of the songs!

Witness Taylor’s journey since 2004 even if you aren’t fond of her. I have reasons. Each of our lives vary in many ways, but there are factors that appear similar. When we view someone else’s life, there is a high probability to learn from their mistakes and experiences. We may not know which one of their struggles might ease our own. And Taylor will communicate throughout the movie how significant it is to have a comeback, to run because we are young and have a whole life ahead to achieve what we have dreamt of. 

I might sound biased as I really admire Taylor’s ideas, but I can assure you that you will learn quite a lot about this Woman Of The Decade. 

Leave a comment if I successfully persuaded you to witness Taylor Swift. And do let me know if you’re a fan too!!

This space will meet you next week with yet another ‘feel-good’ content with personal and raw perspectives from the Netflix platform. 

Week 5: Series 1 – The Bold Type

If you are looking for a thrust to push you above the surface of a glum frame of mind, prepare yourself for a great pack of (almost) non-stop episodes of ‘The Bold Type’. With four seasons up and running on Netflix, The Bold Type will cruise you for some days (or weeks, as the way you leverage your time to it). 

With three major characters, you will unfold their ways to build their career, being women! Let’s not talk about feminism here today. I would rather throw light on the context of how any one would thrive for some good progressive career growth. Though the main idea revolves around feminism, but I would like to make this piece more in a way that would make you see this series as a great way to get energized. 

The Bold Type will drift across three lives in parallel, three best friends, and how they unfold amazing stories at each episode, to becoming a good writer, a budding stylist, and a voice that speaks through social media! Stories coming from perspectives at a popular media house, you would unravel its work culture and ethics. It’s enthralling to view a work place bustling with creativity from every corner! If you are wondering how it would possibly look like at a publishing/media house, this series will indeed present you some great pros! 

From occupation to love, the series will set a great example of friendship; how friends stick through thick and thin, with disturbances in between, of course, yet having a back for one another. 

Aspiring for a writer at Vogue? You will get a taste of viewing the life of a writer/journalist! Wondering what’s the role of a stylist? Surprisingly they do an incredible job, and you would unfurl that angle too. How about learning social media tactics of big firms? Don’t worry, The Bold Type has it covered it all! Don’t forget to keep an eye on some superbly amazing fashion tips! I mean this show ought to look high on fashion. It depicts how glamorous a popular fashion magazine workplace would ideally look like!

With four seasons, out of five, streaming on Netflix you will have an exciting journey as this show steps from one season to the other. 

While some of us are eagerly waiting for season five to hit Netflix, make sure you have tasted the boldIness of The Bold Type!

Drop in your excitement in the comments, and your experience whilst you watched the show.

This space will meet you next week with a new movie/series, crisp content and raw perspectives from the Netflix platform.

Week 4: Movie 4 – The Terminal

This 2004 movie will insist you to rethink perspectives upon which movies are curated (I would stress on the word ‘curated’). Coming up with a story so out of the ordinary, Steven Spielberg has justified his reasons to shoot the entire movie within an airport. 

When the story began, I was unsure of the direction at which this movie was moving towards. But when this motion picture runs close to its finish line, I realized the necessity of viewing such a perspective. The direction is nothing less than brilliant! You will not find even the slightest glitch in its direction. 

Tom Hanks will amaze you with his character. His versatility and transitions from his previously played characters to being a native of a fictional nation is commendable! You will never realize his American-ness, he is pure Eastern European with little to no understanding of the English language. 

You will see Tom’s character, Viktor Navorski, struggling with the dialect, the language, ransacking between difficulties of not being able to understand nor being understood. Hailing from a nation known to mostly none, and landing on the lands of one of the most developed nations in the world, the United States of America, Viktor is muddled. 

He is alone, lonely, unknown of the reasons why he is unacceptable and made to stay at the airport terminal for nearly nine months (that is some really long time). His remorseful, innocent eyes express his inert feelings he is unable to express through comprehensiveness. Navorski’s character made me realize that however grown or mature we might get, during times of helplessness we become timid. We are thrown to an ocean of clueless destinations, oblivious of what to do next, where to move ahead, who to look up to, what and whom to look forward to.

Despite endless troubles, you will never find complaints in Navorski’s behavior. He accepts his hardships with that one promise that pulled him to the United States. His pure heart and transparency wins people. You will be amazed with the kind of support and love he receives from strangers towards the end of the movie. Though minimal dialogues, his virtue and warmth gets a good visibility in the movie.

You see this idea of filming an entire movie from an airport’s vision is in itself distinct. You will not see even the slightest glimpse of the New York city that lies ahead of the airport, yet it keeps you intact to the screen. It will make you not miss even a single second and you would find yourself glued for 2 hours just viewing The Terminal. 

Unfold the story of Navorski and give this movie a watch, you won’t regret it.

Leave a comment if Navorski made you watch his story, and let me know in the comments if you have already lived Navorski’s life at The Terminal.

This space will meet you next week with a fresh angle, new script and a new Netflix ‘Feel-Good’ content.