Can’t Meditate? Try Pinterest

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Over the weekend, Netflix suggested I watch ‘Tony Robbins – I Am Not Your Guru’. What an experience that was, it is truly amazing to see how he just cuts straight to the heart of the situation and pushes people into addressing their issues and start living the life they want. His annual ‘Date with Destiny’ is pretty full on, and not for everybody, but what I really noticed from this documentary  was the man himself. In his down time, the camera caught Tony either meditating, jumping into a very tiny and freezing plunge pool (very cool!), doing his gratuity exercises and then tackling his busy busy day.

Now not all of us have the commitment to doing all those things, I mean I for one don’t have a plunge pool. I do however have a balcony I can meditate on and access to the internet. Now that’s an easy step to take to begin this self expansion journey. Meditating isn’t for everyone, and on the days I just cant sit still and quiet the mind, I prefer a materialistic quick fix. On days like that I take enormous pleasure in making boards on my pinterest account. A little white noise and endless images of pretty things are just the key to unlocking your imagination and pin pointing what you do and do not want in your life.

I have several boards on my pinterest, from my dream house, to giant diamond engagement rings, beautiful flowers, stunning landscapes, they are part of what I’d like to materialise in my life. These are pretty standard, and almost any girl with a pinterest account has these, but regardless it’s a great way to known beyond doubt that you want certain things and can’t stand others. TRUST ME, when you see an ugly wedding dress, you’ll know!

Every successful and holistically balanced person you’ve heard of probably does some sort of meditation, and while I vouch for it too, maybe it’s not for you, maybe you’re not in the right head space to begin, or maybe you don’t believe in it. But if you want to start building your life, getting clarity and stating your spiritual journey. Then I suggest swapping your 15 mins of mediation for pinterest. Who knows, maybe 10 years down the line, you come back to your account and realise you’ve achieved all you put into your boards!

And if all else fails…

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Monday Mood Board: Trippy Colours!

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Iridescent, Psychedelic, Holographic… call it what you want, it’s definitely – Trippy! It’s funny but these luminescent colours are not just synthetic, they occur naturally too, like in bubbles, shell patterns, rocks and even fish scales. It’s beautiful what nature can do, and how we strive to achieve it. These plastic, psychedelic looking materials are very representative of all that was cool in the 90s, and I can’t get enough of them. Whether dark and seductive or bright and groovy, these images are going to take you on a trip.

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Monday Mood Board: India Couture Week Special – White and Gold

While sipping away on champagne and catching some rays yesterday, I began to browse through my Instagram feed and what followed was a few hours of fawning over some breath taking designs at India Couture Week. Seems like I’m not the only one obsessed with everything White and Gold, the designers were too. I can’t wait to see brides gravitate even more to this colour scheme, classic and screaming contemporary India, these creations are perfect for the Indian woman. Here is my list of top designs from India Couture Week 2016

Anamika Khanna

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It feels like a dream when you see Anamika Khanna’s creations in pictures, I can only imagine what it’s like to be sitting front row. A fluid drape here, cutwork embroidery there and a bit of sparkle to finish off the look – perfect on any woman, any size and any occasion. Continue reading

Monday Mood Board: Gold and Marble

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When I think of minimalist colour pairings, marble and gold are first to my mind. There is something beautiful about gilded gold highlights on pristine monochrome marble. Delicate yet strong, this combination of colours are a perfect juxtaposition of the feminine and masculine.

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Shoe Bites: Ear Make-up… a trend?

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Make up by Violette for Glamour Magazine. Image Courtesy Instagram.com/violette_fr

Clearly I’m not keeping up with the trends, because I thought ear jewellery was the only thing that was ever going to happen to the humble hear – besides, you know… hearing. But colour be stupid, because ear make-up is a thing now. before you dismiss it though, this trend has been popping up all over, from the runway of Louis Vuitton to photoshoots in magazines.

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Dare-to-Wear: Chiara Ferragni in Christin Dior

Every once in a while you stumble upon a trend that really has your inner fashionista jumping with joy. This week it happened to be Chiara Ferragni who turned up looking unbelievable at the Christian Dior couture 2016 show.  The Snapchat queen wore head-to-toe Dior and as far as I’m concerned never looked better.

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Chiara Ferragni in Christian Dior at their couture show 2016. Image courtesy popsugar.com

This grey open front, open back top is the right type of sexy sophistication that every girl craves. Who would think that a design this “scandalous” would look so demure and lady like. There is obviously a taste line at play here, and Ferragni in this Dior ensemble nailed it.

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Chiara Ferragni in Christian Dior at their couture show 2016. Image courtesy popsugar.com

Not everyone can pull this off, but it got me thinking, just how many women, no matter the body type would wear an outfit like this? Personally I would love to, give me a constructed top with peek-a-boo cut outs and a tailored pant any day. High street stores everywhere are already doing their version of this blouse, but how successful they are, is yet to be seen.

Would you Dare-to-wear?

Tarot Thursdays: Work, Love and Guidance

Forenote: I’m not a professional tarot card reader, but I’m passionate about reading and interpreting messages, which may or may not hold true for you.

Over the last two years I’ve become more spiritual and feel a connection with God, the angels, whatever you want to call it. I often look to my oracle cards for guidance when I need it, which is why I want to spread those gentle messages with you. I thought I’d dedicate Thursdays to tarot and oracle cards. Almost anyone who feels spiritual can read the cards, its just about tuning in to what messages come through, and trying to to over analyse it. My process is simple, I say a little prayer, and then get as clear minded and calm as possible while shuffling and picking the cards.

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Today I’m using the Unicorn Cards by Diana Cooper and I’ve pulled three cards, starting with a card for work, a card for love and a card for general guidance.

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35 – Wishes. When I see this card, I’m drawn to the image of the well – where we’re pulling and pulling on the bucket to get a sip of refreshing water. Those of you having a hard time at work, or trying to find work, this card suggest that you will be getting that bucket of water – a wish you’ve been dying for, will be granted. However, there can be a difference between your true heart’s desire and what are you wishing for. The unicorns advise to be careful and only ask for what you truly want because it is coming to you. Quick, close your eye and really feel where you want to be in the next 1 year (or 10 years career wise), who knows, with all this wishful, magical energy, you might just achieve it!

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6 – Dignity. In a relationship – If you’re having a little fight, or having feelings of uncertainty or being misunderstood by your loved one, then it’s time to hold your ground. Rise above the accusations, trials and negativity, be like the man in the center, open-armed and poised with dignity. Knowing that everything is going to work out. If you are single, this card is about acting with dignity, grace and charisma, because when you’re true to yourself, you’ll attract the right partner – one that is drawn to your positive attitude and personality. For some of you out there this card is about being dignified and showing the people around you that you live your life to high standards and nothing can shake you (or your partner).

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13 – Honesty. It’s easier to sometimes be dishonest or cover the truth with a white lie, but the unicorns are urging us to live our life with utmost honesty, whether it’s with ourselves or with a situation or with people around us. Even if it’s hard to do, it will ultimately be reward with things that are way better than we can imagine. None of us really know what the future has in store for us, but being honest in thoughts and actions brings about major positive change. At first this might seem difficult, yet it is what’s required to achieve our goals and dreams. This is a good week to be truthful about any thing that been holding you back.

High Heel Celebrities: The Plunging Neckline – Charlize Theron and Deepika Padukone

Charlize Theron and Deepika Padukone are going head to head in my battle of the plunging neckline. A huge trend for 2016, popping up on the runways, bridal gowns and the red carpet. Got to say with their stunning bodies, these two fashion icons are working it!

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Styling wise, both ladies did the updo and long chain, which works with the mermaid silhouette. However, I’m giving my vote to Theron because she rocked this outfit way back in February. Also compared to Padukone, Charlize’s softer look was more striking and effortless on the red carpet. Got a favourite?

#1 Charlize Theron
Where: 88th Academy Awards, Vanity Fair After Party
Wearing: Christian Dior gown and Harry Winston Jewels

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#2 Deepika Padukone
Where: IIFA Rocks 2016
Wearing: Swapnil Shinde gown and Farah Khan Ali jewels

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High Heel Celebrities: Crushing on Athiya Shetty’s Monsoon Hues

Nothing matches glorious gloomy, rainy days better than Athiya Shetty’s monsoon hued wardrobe. I’ve had my eye on the long-limbed rising star and I’m crushing on everything she wears. Thanks to stylist Ami Patel, Athiya’s girl next door style has been elevated with classic stand out pieces that would look stunning on any girl. Glamorous, elegant and all in the shades of monsoon’s first shower. Here is a look at my favourite Athiya Shetty outfits.

#1 Athiya Shetty in Madrid
Wearing: Plakinger dress and strappy gladiator flats.

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