Kantha Kraze :)

a perfect example of old world mixed with new.. Kantha is a traditional type of embroidery used to preserve and re-use vintage cotton saris, in small ethnic communities in Bengal, India. kantha throws are original and one-of-a-kind pieces using vintage cotton fabrics in beautiful colors. Vintage saris are stitched together with tiny running stitches to form a slight delicate quilted effect. These original pieces are perfect for the end of your bed or draped on your couch, for that sophisticated elegance, or to curl under. The stitches also add aesthetic value to the throws. Due to its age, each piece is delicate and…

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winter wraps in pashmina ~ steal the stole!

a woman’s closet, they say, is incomplete without few accessories…i guess pashmina stole is one of the most sought after winter accessory.. be it your formal or casual ensemble, a dash of contrast color by a scarf can do wonders to your look! from solids to plaids to embroidered, choose yours according to your winter wardrobe. use solid color stoles with prints, plaid or printed silk stoles to accentuate a solid color ensemble and embroidered ones for formal events. experiment with eye catching pashmina colors according to the color trends for fall/winter 2013 wrap your pashmina & experiment with different tying techniques to…

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Women Work Wear Handbags ~ one is not enough! ;)

Be a working woman or a home maker, when it comes to shoes and bags, one ain’t enough! every occasion requires a different bag, clutches for partying, hobos/ big bags for shopping, totes for work and satchels for anytime :) if your ensemble defines you, then your accessories accentuates your ensemble! choose one what you like and what you can carry comfortably! do not confuse it with whats in fashion and why you should flaunt it. keep a fair grip on the occasion and utility. here are few suggestions from kinche, see it, like it and make it yours- Wear to Work…

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Dream Happy Dreams ~ Cotton Pajamas for Women

Women Night Wear Put your feet up with a relaxing cup of green tea and unwind the day’s work sitting comfortably in our cotton Pajams! Yup, they were designed keeping comfort in mind as a second choice ;) First choice, believe it or not was to get my hands on a “pretty” pajama as I got tired with the choices available in the market! Some were pretty but bad in quality and if everything looked perfect the fit was pathetic! The worst was lounging around in those at my friends place, hence started the quest for creating not only pretty pajamas but pajamas I can comfortabley strut around…

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Hand Crafted Wooden Nandi

Sourced from Gujrat, all the pieces in our Nandi collection are hand crafted and are actual Vintage Items. Use them to decorate the entrance or just put them together in a group on  coffee table. Wooden Nandi’s can be used both in tradition land contemporary decor mixed with relevant items. Each Nandi since is hand crafted, varies in size. You can buy a pair or single from kinche.com Please note the items are pretty old but have been sealed with shellac/ epoxy to save them from deterioration.       All artifacts are hand selected and refinished in a natural way. http://www.kinche.com…

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Ilaria mai Italian Handbags at kinche.com

      Each comme l’oiseau bag is realized in Milan, by Italian artisans, using Tuscan vegetable-tanned leather and many different fine Italian fabrics. ilariamai and comme l’oiseau handbags collection were born in Milan, in 2010. The name is inspired by a poem of Paul Valéry: Il faut etre léger comme l’oiseau, et non comme la plume. The comme l’oiseau handbag was created from the desire for a pure and versatile design, rich in possibilities of form and style, that accentuates above all the beauty of the materials: a hard Tuscan leather structure surrounds a soft reversible pouch, made of fine italian fabrics of different styles and types. payal jaggi…

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Solar Power! Spring Summer Color Trends 2012

a jolt of energy & fun – solar power stands true to its name! go for mellow yellow if you hv pale skin & a earthy tone yellow if you have olive or dark skin. neon yellow is quite a fun color but doesn’t suit every skin tone. experiment with different shades to find yours! do not forget to add accessories to your wardrobe this spring in solar power yellow color. a bright yellow scarf or a handbag in yellow color is easy to choose and carry! For the Home – shades of yellow got a bright spot in home trends and…

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cockatoo ~ the vintage green, Spring Summer 2012 Top Color

my favorite color this year, a mixture of blue & green! it reminds me of estate sales in california & flea market visits – just like ella moss quoted! cockatoo is also tiffany’s  signature color. the best combination i feel with this color is the tangy orange, cream or peach. experiment with different shades of pink/ orange to see what looks best on you. here are some of my fav finds from my fav shops! printed maxi dress, Mango dress with cut out design, Zara Mango skirt+wear it with ankle length pants, Mango+ wear it with and some cool accessories to pep…

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Spring Summer 2012 Top Color Trends ~ Tangerine Tango

tangerine Tango ~ Spring Summer top color trend 2012 tippy tippy tap, what color you want…ummmm Tangerine? right! Spring Summer’s most sought after color, bright, colorful and cheerful! a color of vitality and vigor, stick to it to add some zing to your wardrobe. orange clothes reflect a warm glow on the wearer’s face hence making the person look younger. Accessories – play  a major part when it comes to color trends for any season. If the color is too bold for you, you can always play around with the accessories. Be it shoes, handbags or Jewelry, don’t be afraid to buy…

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Launching in India | Marquis & Camus, Fashion Jewelry from NY

A perfect combination of femininity and edge, Marquis and Camus Jewelry brings a breath of fresh air in jewelry to India, with their superb designs and quality! All Marquis and Camus pieces are handmade & are made of vintage rare finds combined with contemporary counterparts. Ribbons, crystals & frills adorns these beautiful necklaces and bracelets. Ever since I discovered Marquis & Camus a few months ago I have been drooling over the unique pieces of art.  I am very happy to bring them to India and offer them to our discerning audience through kinche.com Launching next week at http://www.kinche.com Watch out for it! -Payal…

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Timeless Fashion ~ Vintage Wear Trend 2012

Look Inside, Look Outside. And try to balance! Yup, it is tough to find things you love while trying to please everyone. In a similar vien , Vintage Fashion is not everybody’s cup of tea! There are plenty of reasons to appreciate Vintage clothing. For me it’s the quality, the timeless appeal, the chance to look different, to own a one of a kind piece & to top it all, a chance to tastefully recycle! When it comes to Vintage, Two of my favorite styles are 1920’s Flapper & 1950’s Wiggle Dresses! I think the dresses or Apparel from this era epitomize feminine…

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Hot New Fashion from kinche.com Available in India Now

Women Evening Wear  Israels’s top Designer dresses for celebrities now available in India, exclusively at http://www.kinche.com Yosef, who is known for his tremendous talent and boundless imagination, sharp senses and audacity, alongside with his endless charisma and colourful personality, is still going strong after more than a decade. In 2000, Yosef presented his first collection. Yosef’s avant-garde and visionary designs became the “must have” items for  celebrities and socialites.                                 Enjoy! http://www.kinche.com -Payal  

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Decorative Bird Cages – Available at kinche.Boutique

Bring on the vintage grace and country look to your living room or bedroom with these hand painted birdcages in white. Find new ways to get creative with them. You can place candles inside or plants. Use them for wedding decor or just for a tea party at home or in your garden. Here some pictures to give you some more ideas on decorating with cages.. <<<<< A beautiful set up with candles and bird cage adds warmth to a room and cozies it up! Choose wrought iron cage for candles. Handmade wooden cages, hung from the ceiling to give architectural details…

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Maniac Monday!

Monday morning chaos, weekend was a dream, next one out of sight! Lets make it easy for you by deciding your ensemble (and if its not on top of your head, then make it)! Make work wear fun and something to look forward to this week! Get this look or mix and match items from your wardrobe. Experiment with different types of clothing items every day & make Friday dressing very fun! Look Good, Feel Good! -Payal J Related articles the capsule work wardrobe: part 1 (adventuresoftheordinary.wordpress.com)

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Plus Size Dressing – Tips & Tricks!

This is not not your regular post on what to wear for plus sizes, but how to wear it. India has plenty of choices for plus size women or women with curves (as i like to say it). Flaunt your curves in the right way and do not get narrowed down by the choices available in market in Apparel. First thing First – Be proud of yourself and who you are! Take pride in dressing up and always feel good about your choices! Here are some Tips for women in India and some observations made – INDIAN WEAR  Indian wear is the…

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Not so Gothic – Fall Winter 2011 Lace Trend

Fall Winter 2011 Top Trend – Lace trend From flashy to trendy, from downright gothic to extremely feminine, from tarty to sophisticated, Fall Winter 2011 runway was full of lace in all forms and styles. Lace apparel can be very feminine or can be very revealing. Choose what you like carefully as their is a pretty thin line between classy and tartish when it comes to Lace. Here are some pieces chosen from various retailers in India, which I think are pretty clean and would definately enhance your wardrobe. Mango, Ivory Lace Dress with cinched waist and a leather belt. Available at FCUK,…

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Fall Winter Jumpsuits 2011

Fall Winter 2011 Jumpsuit Trends Come Fall and the love for Jumpsuits for women is still in the air! From Lace to Twill and From Full Sleeves to Mini, they were all there on the ramp 2011! Here are some what I think are really cool – Zara’s beautiful black jumpsuit, available at Saket & Vasant Kunj Wear it with – Pumps in contrast color, preferrably bronze color or bright blue. Accessories with a cuff. Wear it with a contact color cardigan for winters or a woolen stole. Wear with a Fuchsia or contrast color cardigan. ASOS Jumpsuit  Beautiful Sequin Jumpsuit available online,…

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Work Dress Code Thursday!

Yaaay Friday around the corner, all the more reasons to celebrate Thursday!!! Check out this work ensemble for women from Zara & Accessorize, put together to make you look pretty! The palette is all neutral colors accented with red to add a tinge of fun! I love these shoes I saw at Zara last week and couldn’t help adding them to the look. You can choose any style shoes in beige preferably or a subtle red.. Don’t go too matchy match while making changes and keep in mind that red is an accent color in this ensemble.. Look Good, Feel Good!

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Coming up – The season of Trench Jackets!

Yes, we have them finally in India! And yes affordable too! I absolutely love Zara’s and Mango’s collection of Trench Jackets & Coats. ********************************************************************************   I absolutely adore this Trench Coat from Mango, India. Love the Color and the simplicity of the Jacket. Wear the Long Trench with Trousers, Jeans. Tip – Don’t let the difference between the length of your  hemlines be drastically different.                                     ;D     :D         ;D        ;D          :D  …

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Luxury Quilts, India

Hand Made and Hand Quilted, Indigo Quilt Made from the finest fabric available in India, these linen quilts are pre washed to give you maximum comfort and no surprises after buying. The fabrics are unique just like the quilts and are chosen wit hut most care. All the fabrics and quilts are pre washed to avoid any shrinkage or color bleed after purchase.                               Chic and Shabby, check our Ivory Quilt at kinche Boutique. Made of pure cotton, Pre washed and filled with 100% cotton wool. Hand Selected percale…

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White Home Linens!

Clean & crisp, like mountain air, don’t you just love sleeping in white sheets? I got this collection – for kinche especially for people who love the color white and would love to enjoy the luxury of pure cotton against their skin. Made from finest cotton available in India, hand embroidered and pre washed, kinche’s – White Collection have been made with love and care to give you the best experience ever with quality! Table linens in White, Hand Embroidered on finest Cotton. Like them? See more at   – http://www.facebook.com/Kinche.Boutique Enjoy! Related articles Summer Materials: Linen (homedesign.marthastewart.com)

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Decorating with Vintage Botanical Prints

I have always been fascinated with vintage prints, be it art deco style or old botanical lithographs or Japanese block prints. I so waned to decorate with them when they were in plenty around me. Now I hv to literally import them & I have got them for you all too! They look awesome on walls if you have western style decor or on a plain cream wall in your kitchen! Botanical art or Vintage prints are also excellent for accent walls, where if the colors are  bright there is no problem with that clashing with the Art. In fact the muted tones…

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of Faded Rugs & More!

                                  New hand made rugs on Kinche.com Hand knotted with the finest wool, vintage colors to give an evergreen feel to the rugs. Kinche is showcasing some finest products, hand selected to bring you the best of the lot! Check rug trends and restorationhardware.com for decorating with these versatile rugs.     Gold, Beige o Light Color rugs are ideal for decorating rooms as they add warmth and coziness to the room without interrupting with the designing style… Decor Ideas with Persian Rugs       …

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Mens Spring Summer Dressing Style 2011!

Sexy, Sauve and Cool: these are the words which come to my mind when I see men dressed in Linens. What can do more justice to Indian summers than linen clothing in cream, grey or beige color? A new color pretty popular in linen for this summer is N Blue, replacing the black for summer 2011. Check out Zara’s summer collection for latest summer wear for 2011. Look smart and yet casual without too much color! Urban in nature the Zara 2011 collection for men is stylish and at par with current trends in Fashion for Men. Tips for Summer Dressing for…

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Animal Instinct!

Scorching heat contrasted with beige and brown Animal print dress for the evening wear – a perfect style statement! I came across these dresses in Zara and on few online portals..Couldn’t resist sharing with you guys! Classy, timeless and effortless – try adding leopard prints to your wardrobe to add interest. Stick to natural colors to avoid looking tacky. My fav. is a the leopard print jacket from Zara. Wear it with all black/ white attire or throw it casually on top of a dress. Accessorize with care while wearing these prints. A small thin bracelet in same print wont do harm…

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Color Blocking – Spring Summer 2011 Top Trend

Color Block the Zara way this summer – Spring Summer 2011 Top Fashion Trend If you are tired of mixing prints and wearing prints, good news for you. Spring predicts color blocking as a top runway trend this summer and I found these cool matches at Zara. Some cool finds from Zara Saket worth checking out – Enjoy – Related Articles Spring Summer 2011 Trends – Bold Colors (payaljaggi.wordpress.com) White Magic – Spring Summer 2011 Top Fashion Trend (payaljaggi.wordpress.com) Shop Jumpsuits! – Spring Summer 2011 Top Trends (payaljaggi.wordpress.com)

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Quilted Quilts!

Phew! An extremely hectic month and more on the charts! What more you want from life? India became a world champ, (yyyyyaaaaayyyy) sleepless nights rewarded beautifully! A hangover worth having, helping me to foray into my new venture – kinche, with confidence! I have been working on my site which will be launched in early May, collecting, sifting stuff from across the world…Life cant get better than this. My current project besides furniture on my FB page is – cotton quilts!! I know you have seen many but this is definitely going to floor you… Here is a glimpse, a teeny weeny…

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