WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS!!

Biker jackets are eternal. Lets just leave it at that. The only possible garment which will never go out of style and can instantly add oomph to a plain outfit.

I recently got an opportunity to attend the AllSaints AW’15 private collection launch and was in winter collection coma. The leather was butter soft and the jackets were simple yet sophisticated, always a very crucial design element.

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The other two highlights of the “Capital” collection were their beautiful bags, with almost every color of the rainbow and the shoes!! Total shoe pron!! I was obsessed!! The thigh high boots were art. Just fabulous!!

The clothes had a color scheme derived from a neutral pallete attributed to the winter. I’m assuming the colors for this season are mostly blacks and grays.

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I also got the opportunity this week to talk to one of the best doubles players, Mr. Mahesh Bhupathi! The experience was surreal as I was coached in the Bhupathi Academy as a kid. Playing hours in the heat and aspiring to be like the man himself someday. Those missed shots and “Try again” chants would only propel me to do better. He’s as humble as can be!

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This was Super September so far! See you guys soon!

Love and Light,

Desi Diwaah

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PARDE KE PEECHE!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is everything. Vidhu Vinod Chopra is as large as the films he makes. Akshay Kumar is insanely down to Earth! Varun Dhawan is ready to take on the industry with his honest performances!

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I’ve stopped looking in the mirror. How? It’s because I am currently so secure and in sync with my inner peace. It came as a result of a lot of trials and tribulations but I’m glad I had those painful experiences because heck I would never learn not to give a damn otherwise.

So I’ve been a victim of some pretty crappy indirect bullying. It’s funny how we let the absolutely pointless opinions of a certain individual hurt us so much. But yes I’m a human and the words hurt me more than a ton of bricks. I started wondering if they possibly had any truth to them. They were feeding on me.

Now the good stuff in life. FRIENDS. I made the best friends I could have ever asked for. They embraced my weirdness. They didn’t judge me. Most importantly they always had my back! They make me laugh so much my stomach hurts! I cannot begin to explain the mammoth elevation they brought in my happiness.

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Then of course came my Bollywood phase. Love it or hate it, I’ve always loved these movies and been obsessed over these stars because I love the drama, the love, the chase, the heroes and the villains! So of course I was beyond thrilled when I had my first tryst and interviewed the cast of Badlapur! Nawazuddin Siddique had always been one of my most favorite actors and it was incredible to talk to him! It went on to Vidhu Vinod Chopra for Broken Horses and I was so awe-inspired by how frank he was, being a celebrity! My favorite was definitely Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor for ABCD 2! I have attended press conferences for Gabbar with Akshay Kumar, Dil Dhadakne Do with Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. I also attended the press conference for AIBA featuring Tigmanshu Dhulia, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Neha Dhupia etc.

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Fashion wise I’ve attended some brilliant collection launches like Marks & Spencer’s, Splash and Banana Republic! To have had the chance to be under the same roof as Ushi Satao was surreal!

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I recently got an LV bag which was much needed to add a little oomph to an otherwise minimal look and here’s the shoot done by the photographer par excellence Musfir Taufiq!

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So that’s pretty much the last few months summed up!

Love and Light,

Desi Diwaah

MYSTERY PHOTOSHOOT UNRAVELLED!

Hi guys!

Wow so after a long overdue (blame it on an extremely stubborn writers block) I’m back to the blog! 
I had a really memorable photoshoot last month and I say memorable because it was done by someone whose photography I’ve been admiring for quite some time. Plus it was quite the high to have my picture liked by Maybelline New York, India.

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This extremely talented yet humbled person has been kind enough to collaborate with me for future posts! 
So 2k15 is definitely going to mean a lot more style hacks and chic look contributions!
In the last few months I experimented quite a bit with my conventional style. I was constantly on the lookout in stores like Zara, etc for something fresh. But one thing was constant, my love for pastels and neons. I wanted my looks to be sober with just a tinge of edginess.

Result?
Mash up of brands. I’m never one to stay loyal to a brand. Gotta mix it up. I always also need an element of street style in my outfit.
T-shirt-Burberry London
Jacket- Juicy Couture
Bag- Burberry
Jeans- Vashis Jean Shack, Bengaluru
Purse- Burberry, London
Slippers- Burberry

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I am absolutely head over heels in love with Maybelline New York, India’s makeup range. 
Eyes- Colossal Kajal and Colossal Absolute Volum Express Mascara
Lips: Baby Lips- CherryMe

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The amazing photographer is Musfir Taufiq!

Do check out more of his amazing work on mufirs.tumblr.com

SUMMER MORNING!

SOO..EID JUST HAPPENED!

SOO..EID JUST HAPPENED!

1. Waking up early, ain’t NOBODY got time for dat! But that won’t stop my mom from yelling at me and saying stuff like oversleeping is a “nausiyat” or a bad omen. #justbrownthings

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2.  When you wake up, decide to do something productive with all the time in hand. Cuz hey, writing is way cooler than just sitting on your butt all day doing nothing! NOT FOR ME!

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3.OK so jokes apart, I head to the bathroom and wake myself up by washing my face with my Clean and Clear facewash, which I love and brush my teeth! I’m one of those people who runs water before and after applying paste.

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4. I then head for breakfast and I am a total I need coffee in the morning or I can’t GTFO. I love having a good south Indian breakfast because firstly I hail from Bengaluru and I find these breakfasts wholesome!

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5. After breakfast I choose what to wear which means tearing down my closet! Then I hit the shower! I am a total morning  shower person because they make me feel fresh! Currently I am loving the Coconut Bath Cream from Boots Pharmacy and Pantenes Anti Hair Fall Shampoo+ Conditioner!

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6. I then dry and straighten my hair. Lotion? Ain’t nobody got Time for that! I am very very lazy and I never ever apply lotion! Then I apply some Garnier BB cream to even my skin tone and conceal my pimples! I do a winged eyeliner using a Maybelline Collosal Kohl and curl my lashes with a Revlon eye curler and use a Maybelline Mascara. I then use the Himalaya Lip Balm and a Revlon Lipstick in the shade Dusk.

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7. After I’m done with all that I usually work on the blog or I’ll go out with my friends depending on what’s planned!

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I hope you guys are enjoying summer!! Bye! 😀

TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!!

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Hi guys!

So today I’m going to do the TMI or Too Much Information tag.

1. What are you wearing?

Global Desi Kurti and leggings :p

2.Ever been in love?

Maybe.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

No. It wasn’t terrible!

4.How tall are you?

5″3 !

5. How much do you weigh?
50 kgs!

6. Any tattoos?

Not yet but I do want a Bat tattoo in the future!

7. Any piercings?

Just two on my ears!

8. OTP?

My OTP or One True Pairing would be
Bella and Jacob from the Twilight Series. Though I absolutely love Edward Cullen, Jacob loved Bella so much!

9. Favorite show?

The Big Bang Theory!

10: Favorite bands?

Rixton,My Chemical Romance, 5 Seconds of Summer, Smallpool, Plain White T’s, 3 Doors Down!

11: Something you miss?
Currently, my family!

12: Favorite song?

Hands down Chandelier by Sia!

13. How old are you?

I turned 20 this February!

14.Zodiac sign?

Piesces! A proud one people!

15: Quality you look for in a partner?

Selflessness!

16: Favorite Quote?

“Life is an amazing amalgam of moments that take our breath away! “-Self Quote

17.Favorite actor?

Leonardo Di Caprio.

18. Favorite color?

Purple!All the way!

19. Loud music or soft?

I like my music LOUD. ALWAYS.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?

I like being left alone completely in my room when I’m blue.

21. How long does it take you to shower?

30 minutes tops and that’s when I need to wash my hair!

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

It takes me about half an hour to get ready because I’m very fussy about being prim and proper before I leave my room. I can’t stand a hair out of place!

23: Ever been in a physical fight?

No, unless my sister counts!

24. Turn on?

A lot of self confidence and good, immaculate grooming!

25. Turn off!

Tons of ego, no common courtesy and chauvinism!

26.The reason I joined WordPress?
Well I wanted to start a fashion blog since a really really long time and somehow a few months ago I decided to just go for it and here I am now!

27.Fears?
Though I don’t fear horror movies, I do have an innate fear of being alone in darkness!

28.Last thing that made you cry?

Missing old times with my best friends. Right in the feels!

29: Last time you said you loved someone.

My mom this morning 😀

30.Meaning behind your WordPress Name?

My WordPress name “ashupdates” comes from two things, my nickname ash and my desire to update people about Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle and the likes!

31: Last book you read?

Dracula. Bram Stoker is a legend! Respect!

32: The book you’re currently reading?
Why Men love Bitches.  Amazing read!

33. Last show you watched?
Keeping up with the Kardashians! Scandalous!

34: Last person you talked to?

My dad!

35.The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Harleen and she is my friend! 🙂

36. Favorite food?

P-I-Z-Z-A!!!!

37: Place you want to visit?

Nepal.

38: Last place you were?

Out for a walk near my college.

39: Do you have a crush?
Yes. Ian Somerhalder!

40: Last time you kissed someone?

My cat, 2 weeks ago.

41: Last time you were insulted?

5 days ago

42: Favourite flavour of sweet?
Cola!

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?

It’s this beautiful ring which my friends gifted me on my birthday!

45: Last sport you played?

Throwball!

46: Last song you sang?

#LEH by Superwoman!

47.Favourite chat up line?

Unfortunately I don’t chat up because I’m shy in that aspect. I don’t make the first move ever!

48: Have you ever used it?

Nope!

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?

Last Saturday!

50: Who should answer these questions next?

This is an open tag! So if you read this, you have been tagged!

 

HOSTELER HACKS

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Hello Everybody!

Today I’m going to share with you how I optimized whatever small utensils I could use to cook/drink yummy stuff in my hostel room.

 

1. IKEA GLASSES

OK, so IKEA has these plastic glasses that are literally a savior because they come in a pack and they are in every color of the rainbow! They are also microwave safe and can be used to heat anything.

The POKAL glass is also microwave but is tall and clear. These are sold single.

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2.CUPS- DAISO and LIFESTYLE

So cups. Of course we all can never have enough! So I got these cute pink ones from Daiso and Lifestyle and they are super handy to drink milk, tea and soup in! All microwave safe of course!

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3. BOWLS IKEA

Bowls are extremely handy too, because they are perfect for cereal or making eggs and Maggi . Again mine are microwave safe and come in a pack in all colors!

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4. PLATES IKEA

Plates are important to heat everything from pizza to parathas. These are yet again microwave safe, in all bright colors and very easy to wash off which is what I love best!

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5. DISPOSABLE GLASSES

Disposable glasses are literally a savior. They save time and energy in washing a water bottle or a glass continuously and are cheap too! Mine are from Daiso.

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6. TEA INFUSER

I love drinking Fillis tea and making it for my friends too. This is possible thanks to my little tea infuser from IKEA! A great alternative to the bigger version the tea strainer.

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7. BATTERY OPERATED WHISK MIXER

This has been a huge help to me for months because gone is the pain of using a spoon to make my Nesquik or espresso frothy! The Mixer gives me the perfect drink in seconds and the push of a button! It can also be used to make an omelet batter! Super easy to clean! This is from IKEA!

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8.DISPOSABLE SPOONS

Disposable spoons save the task of washing the same spoon a hundred times and can also be used to serve me people! I buy mine from Lulu!

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These are little ways that ease my eating woes! I totally suggest a trip to IKEA if you haven’t been already! Byeeeee!

TOP 3 SKINCARE NECESSITIES YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT ON

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Hello everybody!
Today I will reveal the major skincare routines most of us tend to forget. They are CTM. Confused? Let me break it down for you.

 

1.CLEANSING
Cleansing is done after washing your face with a good face wash. I am currently using the Clean and Clear face wash because I love their range of face washes and it helps reduce breakouts. After drying my face I dab my cleanser, the Himalaya Deep Cleansing Milk, on a cotton pad then wipe my face with it. 
Cleansing is done to essentially remove all the dirt off your face.

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2. TONING
Toning is done in order to close the open pores during cleansing. For this I use the Himalaya Refreshing and Clarifying toner, by putting a few drops on a cotton pad and gently dabbing it all over your face and neck.

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3. MOISTURIZING
The most important skincare routine. Especially for dry skin. I use the Himalaya Intensive face moisturizing lotion because my skin is currently dry. Moisturizing helps your skin regain it’s lost moisture.

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Make sure you make these a part of your skincare regime, if you haven’t already!