Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sheer Breeze

 The month has been so busy for me. From travels to events, new collaborations and interviews, I’m finally getting the time to blog about this look.
The sun rays are getting stronger and more clearer as we breeze by the month and I swear by linen. I love how lightweight and comfortable they can be for Middle East summers. This breezy dipped hem top in a linen mix is just the perfect addition to my closet as a key piece. Not only is it unique, it’s also a great layering piece. Worn over shorts, trousers or even skirt, this top helps me create so many easy looks and how! I 've been experimenting with new shapes, silhouettes and prints and it's fun to play around with different styles. I added in a deep red to the shades of grey and black to add some dept to the color palette. A high, double ponytail added some length to my hair, while also showing off the high backwards collar!

Moving on, I have some exciting news that I cannot wait to share with you guys, so until I officially reveal it, don’t forget to enter yourself in my style contest. Simply check out my instagram page @askthestylecouncil for rules!








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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Floral Rush

Who says work outfits need to be boring? If your dress code at work is not purely “strict business attire”, there’s so much you can do to spruce up your office wardrobe. While Ponte leggings are great, a stretchy skirt is much more feminine and fun while you want to switch up your style. Details like buttons or metal zippers on a basic black skirt add more interest to an otherwise boring piece. Paired with a blouse and a statement jacket, you’re good to go!
This bomber jacket inspired floral blazer by Promod is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. It’s perfect for spring and acts as a great staple that’s both versatile and pretty. I fell in love with it instantly and why not? It's just the perfect equation of flirty and powerful, both at the same time! Dress it up with a white shift dress and orange heels or tone it down with ripped denims and slip on’s, this key piece will take you from day to night, in style!
On another note, my style contest is till open and we have some amazing entries pouring in! Just make sure your profile is public until May 10th so I can see all your wonderful entries. Head over to my instagram profile @askthestylecouncil to know how to enter!







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Outfit: Promod

Monday, April 13, 2015

Movie Marathon with SPUUL


If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that the entire team of ASK are movie buffs. On Sunday's if you don't find us eating at our favorite restaurants, you'll find us at the cineplex. After a busy day of shooting, going to the crowded mall can be a chore but we still go anyway, not wanting to miss out on the new releases. Off late, we've been hooked onto a cool Bollywood app called Spuul, released by Viva, that you can download onto your smartphone or tablet and watch bollywwod movies in the convenience of your own home, or in our case, a car parked at the Juffair beach.Yes, that's how we spent all of last month, my crew and I, watching new  movies and re-watching some old favorites, all on the Spuul App!
SPUUL premium is a monthly subscription service which you can subscribe to and pay via your postpaid bill or prepaid credit. You can also download the movies and save them to your phone, and watch them later when you have no internet connection, like on a long flight! 
Movies on Spuul offers content in Hindi, English,Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bangla and Kannada.
Premium SPUUL service features include:
  • Unlimited access to premium content at only BD 2/month* !!
  • Offline Sync. Download to watch movies anytime later without the need for internet connection*
  • Rich library of premium content
  • Watch movie trailers
  • Search option categorized/filtered
  • Access to some TV shows
  • Schedule movies to watch later
  • Share with a friend
  • Available on Mobile & Tablet (Android/iOS)
* Data charges apply
* “SPECIALs” not included

To subscribe, all you need to do is send ON to 98019 and to unsubscribe, send OFF to 98019.


*subscription will be renewed automatically every month.
Head to your nearest viva counter to know more or visit http://www.viva.com.bh/content/spuul-app


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Feeling Fresh

Summer needn't be all about baring skin. Modesty is always in style and so are maxi dresses in summer-friendly fabric like soft chiffon and cotton. This floor sweeping (versatile) maxi dress is the perfect outfit to a themed luncheon when paired with statement accessories and can be even styled down depending on the occasion. For this look, I went all out with an eye catching metallic clutch and a jeweled neck piece to match. The soft mint color is calming to the eye, especially for the current season and brings in the perfect balance between subtlety and color. 
Love this outfit? It can be yours.If you guys haven't entered my style contest on Instagram yet, what are you waiting for? It's your chance to win a 50 BHD gift voucher.

All you need to do is:
  1. Recreate this look / your own look at a Promod store and tag me @askthestylecouncil and use the hash tag #promodhappydays on instagram. If you do not have instagram, you can email me your styled look, which will be published on my instagram page.
  2. If you are shy to post your own photograph, you may style the look on hangers as well.
  3. At the end of every week (Sunday), a finalist will be chosen and announced.
  4. By the end of the 5th week, we will have 5 finalists, and one will be announced the winner!
  5. Contest is open only to residents in Bahrain.








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Monday, April 6, 2015

Promod Happy Days

 Summer never felt so good in light, silk-feel dresses and soft hues of mint and yellow. This outfit is the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe, as easy pieces don’t need much layering and thought. I paired this beautiful printed dress with a straw trilby and strappy summer sandals to match the color of my dress and delicate accessories that don’t over-power the print. It's crucial to keep the colors light and fresh when working with soft pastel shades during the daytime, so as to portray the perfect summer style. Love my look? You can get it for yourself!
It’s contest time again on the blog, and one lucky ready has the chance to win a 50 BHD gift voucher. All you need to do is:
  1. Recreate this look / your own look at a Promod store and tag me @askthestylecouncil and use the hash tag #promodhappydays on instagram. If you do not have instagram, you can email me your styled look, which will be published on my instagram page.
  2. If you are shy to post your own photograph, you may style the look on hangers as well.
  3. At the end of every week (Sunday), a finalist will be chosen and announced.
  4. By the end of the 5th week, we will have 5 finalists, and one will be announced the winner!
  5. Contest is open only to residents in Bahrain.






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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Knots and Rivets

 Summer is finally here, and although I detest the Middle East conditions that are yet to come upon us, I’m finding ways to not let that show in my summer style. Summer= breathable fabrics, sundresses and lots of legs. I personally love shift dresses paired with cute flats and messy waves. My hair is short at the moment and while I may not be able to work big waves, I can certainly make do with these super cute tie- up sandals from Mango.
It’s always better to work casual chic during the Hot summers, as the more decked up you are during the day, the more uncomfortable you will feel. Try switching to layered, dainty chains, thin cuffs and strand bangles from statement pieces, that will feel lighter and look less crowded.
I cannot say it enough, but wearing good quality fabrication is very important too, not only on a comfort level, but also for hygiene purposes. Faux leather, cheap viscose, china satin/ silk are the enemy and should never be worn in high temperatures. They trap in heat and case excess sweating which is not at all ideal. Opt for raw fabrics like cotton, linen and other breathable material that  are lightweight and airy.
For this casual weekend look, I paired a boxy black sleeveless dress with rivets and threw on an army green cotton shirt over it . Gladiator sandals are hot right now and I can’t get enough of strappy sandals. A bold pink pout was all the color I needed to complete this casual weekend look!





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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nailed It!




Yesterday I visited my beauty haven, Gloss Salon and Spa to get a quick manicure as my nails have just started growing out stronger.
I used to have weak nails and keeping them long wouldn't help, as they would break very often and look uneven.
Honilett Vidal, also known as Lett at Gloss, is the nail technician and specializes in manicures, nail art and marbling. Here are Lett's tips to keeping your nails strong and healthy:

1. Always keep your nails nourished with a good nail oil, Like Dr. Haushka's neem nail and cuticle care oil.
2. Try to wear darker nail polishes less, as they can stain your nails, causing them to turn yellow.
3. Always wear a good base coat before applying nail paint.
4. For weak nails, massage in olive or almond oil weekly to keep them strong and healthy.
5. Look for nail colors that are DBP, formaldehyde and paraben free.
6. Get Manicures/ Pedicures at least once a month with a good nail specialist and.
7. When you don't absolutely need to, don't wear any nail polish. Simply get a good cleaning, massage and let your nails breathe.

All nail polishes at Gloss are non-toxic and free of DBP, tolulene, parabens and formaldehyde.To book your appointment, call 17826030 NOW!

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