IFFD’S India Runway Week: Spring Summer 2018 Highlights from Day 2

Few days back, I attended this amazing event in Delhi.

  • Second Day was dedicated to social message on the ramp, Laxmi Agarwal an Indian campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks walked the ramp for Designer Akassh K Aggarwal. 
  • Few old designers from fashion fraternity and newgen designers showcased their collection on Day 2.

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At Day 2 of India Runway Week’s summer/spring 2018 edition, standout collections by designers Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy, Akassh K Aggarwal, Banka Silk and few Newgen designers made their way to the runway.

Here are the highlights from Day 2 that you shouldn’t miss:

Day 2 was opened by 5 newgen designer’s show. Label Arkya by Ankita Yadav showcased “SEHAR”.  Arkya’s Spring-Summer Collection 2018 titled “SEHAR” is inspired by the first ray of sunshine bouncing off the fresh green grass, the happy sunflowers dancing, the dew on the fences and the subtle blue skies are food for designer’s inspiration.  Sehar unleashes a colourful line of subdued hues like sage, olive green, blush pink, mustard yellow, and aqua blue reflecting the beauties of nature in all its colours & forms. The empowering and calming effect of nature on the soul is reflected in all the garments. There are vibrancy and playfulness in floral patterns hinting conventionality. 

Istuti and Vivek’s collection aims to give you the natural comfort and ease, where ever you go. The collection enhance one’s personality for various occasions, giving the feel home comfort. Designer believes in creating their trends by following nature. Their collection is the expression of love for mother nature and a step towards saving the planet Earth by infusing natural fabrics, which are scientifically proven best friends for human body.They presented latest styling trends, and beautiful silhouettes with natural fabrics. Their collection has many different cuts and drapes for various purposes. They have created stunning silhouettes by blending western influence on Eastern drapes. Sidh by Udayan Dalmia presented a fashion label that focuses on minimalistic Chic designs and utility while keeping sustainability in mind. The spring summer 2018 collection is fully made in natural dyes and organic cotton, keep the waste to minimum. Sidh is blend of craftsmanship and technology, a blend of depth and modernity. Sidh specialises in dyeing the fabrics in natural dyes (such as Lac, ratanjot, sappanwood, madder, catechu, indigo). Collection caters to both western and ethnic sensibilities.  Sunidhi Garodia’s collection was based on the theme “ IRO of life”. IRO is basically a Japanese word which means color and the whole collection is inspired by the different colors and the meaning that each individual takes from it to their life. It’s rightly said-“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” And so does the collection reflect the happiness, the joy, the darks of colors and what it reflects into our lives. Shefali Dhaka Sirohi- The Spring/Summer’18 collection is inspired by the pendulums. The silhouettes are asymmetric balances. Panelling and pleating techniques have been used at frictionless points to create equilibrium between the asymmetry. The drapes move over the body in cowls like the pendulums do. The embroidery motives are imbalanced triangular pieces hung on balanced wires. Rich Silks, chanderi weaves, Organzas and Chiffons are used which signify the two extremes of the pendulum. With their different flows coming together; they create a perfect imbalanced balance. 

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Rig- Utility Clothing RIG showcased a brave new world of fashion at the India Runway Week 2018. The brand carries a philosophy of travelling to unexplored territories not just in the physical realm but through an individual’s imagination, as well. People often harbor dreams and desires that are a departure from their routine lives. There is a latent explorer in everyone waiting to be unleashed. Even though they might not take off on an expedition, subconsciously they wish to be pushed to participate passionately in their lives.

 

Saaj by Ankita’s collection brings forth the importance of ‘innovating the future, through design conceptualisation’ as each ensemble represents crucial fragments of design, gently unfolding a layered narration that speaks of the story of the ensemble. The collection celebrates the ‘coming alive of the modern era’, through the rhapsody of colors, that gently transcend into harmonious symmetries of vintage floral patterns in pinks, gold’s, gorgeous greens and yellows made of beautiful silk embroideries and futuristic cuts, that synchronise to fill the void for a vintage-contemporary bridal space. Through the layout of bold chrysanthemum flower motifs, cutting edge patterns, carefully deconstructed vibrant hues and vintage wall art inspired embroideries in luxurious silk thread; the surface topography of each ensemble vibrates opulent extravagance and highlights the subtle blend of different weaves.

Hyderabad designer Shravan Kummar showcased textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection is organically dyed and all handmade. Shravan will be having master weavers from Hyderabad as his showstoppers.

ABOUT: India Runway Week

India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In

Addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone.

About Indian Federation for Fashion Development: IFFD provides the opportunity for fashion industry members, both new and old, to create networks that will facilitate action and inspire industry growth. IFFD provide useful & up-to-date information to keep the industry on top of what is happening locally and abroad, to make it more competitive and to encourage a thirst for quality education.

IFFD provides a marketing platform for all within the industry; from the student who want to share her talent to the household names we have come to know and love. By increasing local and international awareness of Indian brands and talent, IFFD hope to inspire increased demand and brand loyalty. With these primary directives IFFD hope to assist in creating a positive knock on effort that will facilitate job creation and growth for the industry.

Love..

Riya

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Evening at Chaayos (NEW SUMMER MENU)

Chaayos, as its name suggests, specializes in tea of different types. Hot and cold. Very ‘Indian’ concoctions, brewed long and strong, the sugar, and the milk. But for those who dont like tea? Chaayos new summer menu is here.  Chai isn’t the only thing Chaayos offers, even if it is the highlight of their menu. No, Chaayos also offers a range of snacks, all the way from sandwiches to bun maska, pav with different fillings, cookies, iced tea, chana chaat etc.

The SUMMER IS COOL menu from Chaayos is actually worth trying. Have a look-

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Kulhad Chai

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Chana Chaat

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Kala Khatta Ice Tea

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Palak Patta Chaat

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Kulhad Matar Kulcha

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Pineapple Strawberry Iced Tea

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I want my readers to guess its name ? 😀

What are you waiting for? Go visit your nearest Chaayos and try the new menu.

Check out complete menu here.

Love.

Riya

Visit To Palate Fest- Bagrry’s India

“Palate Fest” has added yet another event to look forward to every year, in the foodie calendar. With Delhi Winters becoming a popular time for outdoor fun, shopping & food festivals, The Palate fest was the perfect hangout for the Valentine Weekend. With some 100+ outlets to pick from, the 3 day event had it all – from Ice-cream, Starters, Chocolate, yoghurt,  North Indian, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, German, Continental and Mughlai and not just limited to that – it had some pretty cool live music performances too.

So i got an invite from Bagryy’s health cafe to review their healthy colletion.

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Bagrry’s is one of the leading brands of health foods and breakfast cereals in the Indian subcontinent. With a tagline of ‘Let’s put health first’ they make products that are healthy, honest, innovative and of exceptional quality. Bagrry’s has been a pioneer in India for products such as muesli, oats, bran and our range now includes many more healthy foods. I was surprised to see that they also have oats cookies, cakes, paneer rolls etc and the quality is exceptionaly good.

Find below the products which i personally tried and loved from the ultimate “Bagrry’s Health Cafe”-

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Muesli- Fruits & Nut

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Oats Porridge

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Roasted Papad

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Muffins

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Cake

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Oats Chikki

 

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Brownie

 

Looks Yummy & Healthy ? So what are you waiting for ? Buy Bagrry’s product online from here or head to you nearest store now.

Your comments are awaited..

Love..

Riya

Spirulina Fiber Shake

You might’ve heard of Spirulina before but perhaps you have been intimidated to try it, or perhaps you have the powder at home and you don’t know what to do with.

I hope this simple Spirulina drink will give you the confidence to experiment with it at home.

So, Spirulina is a bluegreen algae that is available as a powder and tablet. Although Spirulina looks like food from the future, it was actually used as a food source for the Aztecs and Mesoamericans until the 16th century.

I’ve been taking Parry’s Spirulina Powder for 1 month, and I adore this amazing product. I don’t know what your experience will be like, but for me this is awesome. After a week of taking spirulina, my skin totally cleared up from acne.
I guess it’s the effect of the toxins that have been released from my body with the help of the spirulina algae.
I know lots of people have a problem taking spirulina because they can’t stand the smell and taste of it. Yes, I should admit it tastes and smells a bit like a pond! However I love it as I know how good it is for me.
Anyway if you are one of those people who find spirulina’s smell and taste revolting, there are ways to disguise it. I find it’s great with fruit juice. Give it a try.

Health Benefits of Spirulina

  • Spirulina is Extremely High in Many Nutrients
  • Spirulina Protects LDL Cholesterol From Becoming Oxidized
  • Spirulina Appears to Have Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Studies Show That it May Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Muscle Strength and Endurance May Improve

So what more do you want? Go try it now

And for the adventurous, here is one simple Spirulina recipe:

Ingredients-

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Spirulina Powder

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1/2 Cup Oats

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1 Cup Milk

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2 teaspoon honey

Procedure-

  1. In a blender, combine milk, oats, and honey.
  2. Add Parry’s Spirulina Powder.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses and serve.

I am continuously using Parry’s Spirulina powder from the last few months and can see a difference.

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You can buy it from here- http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01MDTGU77

Love…

Riya

How to make your healthy drink tastier

Almost all the healthy drinks  doesn’t taste that good .. But how we can make it tastier is the main struggle? And I am gonna make this easier for you today!

I am using Spirulina in a powder form that is very rich in nutrient. Superfood which can be included in daily diets with only minimal effort can go a long way in improving immunity, energy levels and boosting metabolism. Nowadays due to our hectic and busy schedule, and even due to the high amount of chemicals being added in all sorts of fruits and vegetables, we are not able to reach our daily nutrition and protein level. Spirulina aims to fill this gap and make it easily available to consumers.

It is..

  • 100% Organic & Vegetarian
  • Organic cultivation in natural environment ensures superior nutritional profile for added health benefits
  • Cultivation in a pristine environment and remote location away from agriculture and industrial activity with abundant pure ground water supplies ensures minimal levels of contamination by heavy metal, PAH’s, pesticides, herbicides.
  • Certified by the USP under US Pharmacopeia-Ingredient Verification Program – The only Organic Spirulina to be certified by the US Pharmacopoeia
  • Facility certified for quality, food safety and environment management system

Recipe: How to make a healthy Spirulina beverage

Ingredients:

  1. Milk
  2. 1 tablespoon Spirulina powder
  3. 2 walnuts

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Mix one spoon of Spirulina, two walnuts and one glass of milk. Use a hand blender or shaker to mix it well.

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Some health benefits of Spirulina, Why you can consider it?

  1. Extremely high in nutrients
  2. Spirulina has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  3. Spirulina can control cholesterol, by lowering LDL (bad) and triglycerides, while raising HDL (the “good”) cholesterol.
  4. Some evidence suggests that spirulina can contain anti-cancer properties.
  5. It also helps in reducing blood pressure.
  6. Studies say Spirulina may be effective against Anemia.
  7. Improves muscle strength
  8. Controls blood sugar levels.

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I am continuously using Spirulina powder from the last 15 days and feeling a healthy boost in stamina and strength. Spirulina is available in the tablet form too.

You can buy it from: http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01MDTGU77

XoXo
Neha..

A Visit To Partapgarh Farms, Jhajjar

I was lucky enough to visit Partapgarh farms with my family and friends few months back. Partapgarh is surely a perfect weekend spot near Delhi. If you stay in NCR, you can easily reach Partapgarh in 2-3 hours using your personal vehicle. So, if you are a foodie, explorer, or a photography freak, this place is a perfect spot for you.

It has number of activities ->

  • Camel riding
  • Tractor riding
  • DJ/Music
  • Been and Dholki Dance with live performers
  • Gilli Danda
  • Pithoo
  • Lattoo
  • Kanche goli,Archery
  • Gulel (sling shot)
  • Dart shooting
  • Air gun shooting
  • Kushti
  • Kabbadi
  • Kite flying
  • Tug of war
  • Table Tennis
  • Carrom
  • Chess
  • Ludo
  • Snakes and ladders

The ticket cost is 1000 Rs/person including unlimited food and all the activities. Must visit at least in life.

Find below few pictures from my short trip-

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It is good to visit from October to February as it is open and weather is also nice.

P.S- Do not forget to take MUD BATH 😀

Love….

RIYA

Your comments are awaited

 

 

Starbucks with all new flavours

Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971. Today it operates 23,768 locations worldwide.

StarStarbucks is considered the main representative of “second wave coffee”, initially distinguishing itself from other coffee-serving venues in the US by taste, quality, and customer experience, while popularizing darkly roasted coffee. Since the 2000s, third wave coffee makers have targeted quality-minded coffee drinkers with hand-made coffee based on lighter roasts, while Starbucks nowadays used automated espresso machines for efficiency and safety reasons.

We were randomly going through our email then found an invite by Starbucks coffee chain to taste their all new summer alive flavors and here what we thought about it.

StarBucksCelebrating the spirit of endless summer is the inspiration behind these Frappuccino® Blended Beverages: these flavors have been specially concocted using high-quality premium ingredients and have been inspired by the season’s best picks to deliver an innovative take on mocha.

There’s a brand new addition to the menu this season – The Mocha Ribbon Chip Frappuccino®. Sweet, intense and full of chocolate, this beverage has been perfected into a delightful blend of Java chip, milk and coffee, giving you a taste of fulfilling indulgence.

 

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Enjoying Our Drink.

Frappuccino® fans will be delighted by the taste of their favorite Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino® which is back on the menu with its elegant texture and its refined flavor combination in which milk and cookies meet coffee and chocolate for a perfectly ‘grown up’ potion to tease the palate.  Topped with crunchy Chocolate Cookie Crumbles and chocolate drizzle, it will leave you asking for more.

Starbucks gives you the choice of enjoying this flavour in a frozen blended beverage as well as an expresso beverage with a swirl of bittersweet mocha sauce drizzled over hot milk and finished with rich chocolate whipped cream and cookie crumbles.

These Frappuccino® Blended Beverages are perfectly paired with one of Starbucks deliciously crafted food offerings. The Banana Chocolate Cake®, Cherry Chocolate Cake® and Java Chip Chocolate Muffin®.

Conclusion

Overall drinks were nice but Preferable among all the flavors Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino®.

Go grab it from your near store!!

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