Saturday, October 3, 2015

Time To #BringHairAalive: In Collaboration With Himalaya Herbals

My friends in primary school used to be awed at how nobody could hold all of my hair in one grasp.
Yes, my hair was thicker than most barettes could hold and longer than most ponies' tails.

Yet, as I shed my smaller school uniform for bigger sizes, my hair shed parts of itself, in revolution against the pollution, dirt and grime that makes up city air, and slowly diminished to half its original volume. 

When Himalaya Herbals called bloggers to experience their hair-care therapy range, while taking expert tips from renowned beautician Bridgette Jones, at her salon, I knew it was time I got solutions for my tress troubles.

The girls were treated to the ultimate Himalaya Herbals hair-care therapy session - right from oil massaging to shampooing and conditioning - but me, being in a rush due to some urgent work, had to be satisfied with the tempting sight of my fellow bloggers enjoying the sessions......though I did get to talk to Bridgette about some of my hair problems and am glad I did!

I, like most of my fellow city women, face the ubiquitous nightmare of hairfall; along with dry, damaged, frizzy hair and split ends. According to Bridgette, only the proper hair-care routine can put an end to said problems and the method she suggested was easy, hassle-free and absolutely do-able at home!
  • Massage your hair and scalp with the Himalaya Anti-Hairfall Hair Oil and leave for 15-30 mins.
  • Wash off the oil with Anti-Hairfall (or Damage Repair - as per your need) Shampoo once.
  • Apply the Himalaya Anti-Hairfall Hair Cream to wet hair and leave in for 5 mins.
  • Rinse hair with water and towel dry hair as much as possible.
  • Apply Himalaya Anti-hairfall (or Damage Repair) Protein Conditioner to hair evenly and leave on for 5-10 mins. under a shower cap. The shower cap helps retain the moisture and the closed air acts in steaming the conditioner into the hair.
  • Rinse off with water.
  • Towel dry hair till 90% and rest 10%, blow dry with a hair dryer turned to medium settings.
Carry on this routine twice a week and voila!! You'll see soft, smooth and frizz-free hair (that doesn't fall out in clumps anymore) in a few weeks' time! 

Am all set to try out this new be prepared to see my hair grow smoother and stronger!
If you are smart enough, you'll try it too! (For proof, see Bridgette's shiny cascade of hair in the second last image!)

Pictures courtesy: Himalaya Herbals / Nikita Agarwal

What do you do to keep your hair alive?
Any tried & tested tips and tricks for smoother and stronger hair? Tell us your secret hair-care therapy!

Here's to tons of good hair days ahead! Cheers!!! :)


Monday, September 28, 2015

Not A Racist

Monochrome is one of my most favourite of all trends.
Maybe, I shouldn't call it a trend, coz I feel it's a classic.
Monochrome might be restricted in terms of colors, but it's as versatile as it gets.

I'm not a racist.
I love my blacks as much as I love my whites. But I love them best together.

This is the outfit I wore on Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week that I attended in Mumbai from the 26th to the 30th of August. When I saw this pair of leather joggers hanging on a rack at Forever 21 (that too at a discounted price), I knew I had got myself one outfit for fashion week. And I did!!! :)

Next on my wishlist is a pair of denim joggers........any leads, anyone???

[Black kimono: Forever 21 | White shirt: Elle Fashionwear | Leather joggers: Forever 21 | Golden hoops: Commercial Street, Bangalore | Layered necklace: Pantaloons | Rose gold watch: Tommy Hilfiger | Pink sneakers: Westside | Make-up courtesy: Lakme | Hair courtesy: Bedhead by TIGI India]

Pics courtesy: Hyderabad blogger Aaria Krishnamurthy

Monochrome with a pop of colour is my go-to choice of styling. And the best thing is that there are gazillion ways in which you can play around with it!!!

Do you dig monochrome as much as I do? Let me know how you style black & whites!

Wishing you all the power for waking up to yet another Monday!!!

Anupriya DG

Friday, September 25, 2015

Label Alert: Amalraj Sengupta & Antar-Agni

The Fashion Week hangover is still going strong (you can expect two more posts in the near future with 'Lakme Fashion Week' tags) and I'm here to share, with you guys, the work of two of my friends who double as two of my favourite young designers in the country right now. Their designs are contemporary, fresh and interesting, resulting in clothes that are true statement pieces!

AMALRAJ SENGUPTA by Amalraj Sengupta

This eponymous label by one of my closest buddies is one that has been going strong since the past five years. This guy, effortlessly one of the best students during our college days, has a design sensibility that is crisp, clean and futuristic. His clothes flaunt structured silhouttes and are fabulously finished and tailored to perfection. Amalraj Sengupta uses details as points of interest in garments with otherwise minimalist silhouettes. Clever patterns are his forte and his clothes are perfect for a tailored, androgynous look. Amalraj is more popular for his menswear line, with fashionable men from all over the country swearing by his jackets, suits and shirts that flaunt impeccable cuts and subtle details. 



Amalraj Segupta takes a bow
This season, Amalraj showed a collection dominated by menswear and interspersed with a few women's pieces. The pieces, made of denim, leather and indigo, were smart, well-cut and very international in appeal. Interesting layering options made the clothes versatile and wearable, while his contemporary take on tie-dye gave a fresh twist to the men's garments.
You can see more pictures of his collection here.

ANTAR-AGNI by Ujjwal Dubey

Ujjwal might have been a couple of years junior to me in college, but his work is as impactful and as mature as it gets. Layering, anti-fit and draped patterns make up his signature style and neutral hues his preferred color palette. In a short span of time, Ujjwal has succeeded in making a mark in the industry, dressing not only men and women from all over India, but also some of the biggest  young Bollywood stars such as Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Akshay Kumar. 

Ujjwal Dubey is all happy with his show
Ujjwal's latest collection was a story of layers and asymmetry in blacks, beiges and greys, with a smattering of camouflage in between. Intelligently draped garments with their pseudo-layers and loose silhouettes were sent down the ramp in a melange of oversized-clothes-clad girls and rocking-them-kurtas men. The flavour of his clothes lies in their almost-unisex appeal and use of handwoven khadi fabrics, making the pieces highly desirable by the style-conscious fash-frat.
You can see more pictures of his collection here.

Also, look who I spotted seating front row across the ramp from me during the show - Bollywood's cute couple, actors Ritesih Deeshmukh and Genelia D'Souza, looking dapper and relaxed, all set to enjoy the latest fashion shenanigans!

So, what do you think of these two talented guys and their amazing work???
Aren't their clothes da bomb?

Yeah, I know I got some cool friends! :D

If you loved their designs as much as I do, do be a sport and share....give a shoutout, talk about them, or just use your social media skills to spread some love!
I'll send oodles of hugs your way! 


Note: All pictures are taken by me and are copyright of Style Prism

Sunday, September 20, 2015

{Beauty Box} The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Turns 20!

One of the most iconic of The Body Shop's fabulous range of products is the humble Tea Tree Oil that is dubbed the Superhero for skin emergencies. This classic beauty fix from the house of The Body Shop has been working miracles since years and is, not surprisingly, a bestseller.

Style Prism is proud to be a part of the celebrations as The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil leaves behind its teenage years and steps into the 20th year of helping us achieve clear skin!!!

This potent purifying treatment is made from the tea tree leaves from plants in the foothills of Mount Kenya and the making process of this beauty must-have encourages sustainable and organic farming methods. 

Renowned for its anti-bacterial properties, the Tea Tree Oil soothes skin blemishes effortlessly, as if with an invisible magic wand! Thus, this is the go-to beauty product for those of us not blessed with the perfect skin.

The 10ml bottle of Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop is priced at 695 INR and is formulated with 15% organic tea tree oil. The Body Shop is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this iconic product by introducing a limited edition 20ml bottle of Tea Tree Oil which is priced at 1195 INR.

The oil can be applied with fingertips or cotton buds and the consistency is light and non-sticky. A few drops of the oil on the affected parts of the skin works wonders, that too, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. 

And here's The Body Shop's brand ambassador, actress Jacqueline Fernandez, telling us why she swears by the Tea Tree Oil!!! :)

If you haven't used this miracle product yet, its time you did!!!
And while you are at it, pick up the 20ml's available for a limited period only!


Disclaimer: The Body Shop sent the product to Style Prism for review. But the views and opinions expressed in this post are entirely mine.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Fashion Week came and went. And so did all the crazy moments spent with friends - old and new. But what stayed back with us are the memories. And the pictures.

In all the Fashion Week frenzy, I couldn't take post-worthy pictures of all the outfits, but here's one of which I, fortunately, could bribe a friend to take a few snaps!

On Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week WF 2015, I chose to bring together two of my sartorial loves - monochrome and denim. This striped maxi skirt and studded red top had been borrowed from another blogger buddy Sayantani with which I added my favourite denim jacket (actually a shirt), a military-esque brooch and tassel earrings!

[Studded red tee: Myntra, borrowed | Monochrome striped skirt: Koovs, borrowed | Denim shirt: Commercial street, Bangalore | Tassel earrings: Platinum Mall, Bangkok | Brooch: Platinum Mall, Bangkok | Bag: Platinum Mall, Bangkok | Watch: Giordano | Ring: Aquamarine, Mumbai | Sandals: Westside]

There's a bunch of designers whose work at the Fashion Week I want to share with you guys. Will be back with more fashion show posts soon!

Have a lazy Sunday!!!

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