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5 Ways To Repeat Clothes in your Daily Life:

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The fast fashion industry is big business – and it’s only getting bigger. Before we go any further – what exactly determines a fast fashion retailer? Essentially, it is when the production process is accelerated in order to get new catwalk trends into stores or online as quickly as possible. It also reflects the growing consumer desire for speed and value within retail.

Brands such as H&M and Zara were said to be among the very first fast fashion retailers. When the latter opened its first US store in 1990 (having first launched in Spain in the 1970s) it announced that it would only take 15 days for a garment to go from concept to completion.

The fast fashion industry has come under fire in recent years for its impact on the environment, as well as suggestions that the demand for cheap clothing is driving poor working and labour conditions.

If you want to cut down on your fast-fashion habits or simply cannot afford to buy a new outfit for every occasion, there are plenty of ways to refurbish old looks and make a once-worn ensemble look off-the-rack new.

I do feel that repeating outfits can be surprisingly easy, but does take some creativity. Not everyone has enough clothes to wear a different ensemble every day. Hence, Voguenaari has found 5 ways to recycle your favourite outfits to wear again and again. In this way, we all can support sustainability.

5 Ways To Repeat Clothes in your Daily Life:

1.     Layering :

Layering isn’t just a dressing technique. There are several things to know for layering like a pro. Personally, I think layering equals fashion. Right? I bet I am right. You have to layer yourself professionally. If you layer 200 pieces at once, you gotta look weird. Certainly, you have to experiment with lengths, colors, textures, patterns, trends and structure, but do it wisely.

Best ways to style your outfits through layering are:

  • Pair your Oversized Denim jacket with elongated white tee & knee ripped black skinnies.
  • A hoodie looks pretty cool worn atop black fit-and-flare dress styled with black leather skinny trousers tucked in pointed-toe black leather ankle-boots.
  • Wear your black denim jackets with any bold colour jumpsuit or short dress.
  • As bold colours are in trend, try wearing neon’s with your cool denims.
  • Layer your plain kurti with printed pants & jackets along with oxidised jewellery.
  • Style your printed tops with white denim shorts & bright colour shirt.

You can easily reuse your old shirts as jackets for layering, patch your torn denims to look more trendy, dupatta as scarf & chop your denim so that you can use them as shorts.

2.    Experiment is a must.

It is always important to experiment while you’re planning to mix-match your outfits. You can style your simple white dress in 6 different ways like:

Pair it with a thick belt, pastel long skirt, oversized denim shirt/jacket, bright coloured palazzo pants ,Dupatta, etc.

The best way to turn a look around is sometimes to literally turn it around,”

Try wearing your shirts in an asymmetrical way (or) wear your tops with zipper in a reverse way (or)wear your short skirt as a tube top. Convert a long sleeved-shirt into a skirt in seconds by pulling it over your legs and bum and then tying the sleeves around your waist into a bow. These looks can make you look out of the box.

TIP: You can also try doing a DIY with your outfits such as Have a sequin garment you don’t wear anymore? Remove the sequins and sprinkle them into a vase of flowers. Gorgeous! (or) you can take a plain top and make it sparkling ready for a party by sticking sequins.

3. Create a Capsule Wardrobe

The trick to having variety in your style without having to change your outfit every single day is to invest in a handful of key, good-quality pieces that can be easily mixed and matched.

  • For example: A little black dress, White maxi dress, denim shorts, leather skirt, plain basic tees, etc.

How to select your capsule collection:

Sum: Decide how many items you want in your capsule.

See: Lay out everything you have so you can see your full range of options.

Sort: Rate your items, an decide what you want to keep.

Select: Select the items you want to include after sorting.

Shed: put the remaining items back in your closet or in a donation bin, depending on what your goals are.

 “So what are some items you need for your capsule wardrobe?

In my experience, you can’t go wrong with well-fitted mom jeans, a check menswear blazer, an elegant slip dress, a classic leather jacket, comfortable mule flats, a crisp white shirt, cool sneakers, and an oversized cashmere sweater. These items can all be dressed up or down with accessories depending on the occasion.”

4.    Accessories do make an impact

The secret to look great in even the most basic clothes, something that the world’s most stylish girls have mastered: the art of accessorizing.

 Your clothes can be totally basic and you’ll still look incredible if you add the right accessories. You can find incredible accessories at any budget, so it’s a great way to stretch your wardrobe and save money. But remember not to over do it. Here are some more tips to accessorizing like a pro:

  • Long necklaces are a hot trend.
  • If you’re wearing an outfit that is big and voluminous, scale back on the accessories. If you’re wearing something sleeker, you can go a little bigger and bolder with a chunky cocktail ring or big, bright handbag.
  • Large earrings can be a great way to dress up a casual or formal outfit.
  • Add a wide belt over a flowy dress, or use a brightly colored belt over a black cardigan and white tank to add interest to the outfit and emphasize your curves.
  • The more basic the outfit, the bolder your accessories can be.
  • If your outfit is plain (black and white, black and grey, etc.), create a pop of color with jewelry, a scarf, a handbag, or a bright shoe. Remember that outfits don’t have to MATCH, but they do have to GO – keep things in similar color families (warm colors or cool colors), and you’ll generally be fine.
  • Headgears are also in trend like bandana,etc.

TIP: Exercise a little bit of restraint with accessories – if you have statement earrings on, don’t add bangles, a cocktail ring, and a scarf. Keep it to one or two main pieces.

Best places to find quirky accessories are:

Limeroad, Snapdeal, Amazon, Amarapali and many more.

5.    Hairstyles makes a difference.

Along with the dressing style, hairstyle also matters the most. If you have styled your outfit perfectly but your hair look clumsy, then you’re look is incomplete. Sometimes, you don’t even have to try mixing and matching clothing items to spruce up your look. Keep your attire the same, but experiment with different hairstyles to transform the look instead. How you style your hair plays a large role in how you choose to re-wear an outfit. Try braiding, putting up a bun or a high pony, sleek straight hair, which will make you look different in all your looks.

As, Global demand for clothing looks set to increase significantly over the coming decade, as millions of people in developing countries enter the middle class and spend more on apparel. It has become necessary to have control on your shopping abilities. Try to essentially use your clothes, and repeat clothes in your daily life .

 START SAVING -BE CREATIVE- START EXPLORING.

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MATHERAN- A Walk between the Woods

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चले थे जिस की तरफ़ वो निशान ख़त्म हुआ
सफ़र अधूरा रहा आसमान ख़त्म हुआ ….

For the time-poor individuals looking to get away from the mad rush of city-life, here’s a getaway where you should ditch the unnecessary tensions and enjoy the nature.

Imagine a place where there are no vehicles allowed – not even a bicycle!! You might be thinking how the hell will you commute in the city?? What if I say it is the smallest Hill station in India and the best way to experience it, is just by walking and hiking. Would you still be interested in visiting? Let me end the anxiety. Have you heard about Matheran Hill station?

Yes, India’s one of the smallest hill stations – Matheran literally means forest on top and it is. Matheran is declared as the eco sensitive region by ministry of environment forest and climate change government of India.  It is located in the Sahyadri hill range in Raigad district of Maharashtra State  at the height of 803 m above the sea level, and a narrow gauge railway line connects Matheran hill station to Neral.

It  was mainly out of curiosity that I chose to visit MATHERAN with my family.  A town where vehicles are completely banned was the foremost reason what brought me to Matheran.

The question here is HOW DO WE REACH THIS ECO- SENSITIVE HILL-STATION?

Matheran is a weekend destination for most of the families, living near MUMBAI & PUNE. So, From Mumbai take a Karjat bound local train and get down at Neral Station. If you are coming from Pune, catch any Mumbai-bound train and get off at Karjat. Now catch a CST-bound local train and get down at Neral.

From Neral, you can reach Matheran hill station by following options:

  • From Neral you can catch the famous Matheran Light Railway toy train which takes around 2 hours to reach Matheran. The train is often full, so turn up in good time to ensure you get a ticket (or) plz book toy train in advance on irctc website. Due to frequent landslides in monsoon season, the toy train services are often terminated. You should travel by this toy train only if you have the patience to sit through the painfully slow journey. But, yes the views in the vicinity are just spectacular.
  • Alternatively, just walk by the Neral station and you will find many shared taxis that will drop you at Dasturi Point. Beyond Dasturi Point no vehicles are allowed, and you can walk along the rail line and reach Matheran in about 30 min. The walk is through the jungles full of lush green wood, and you will enjoy every bit of it. You can also opt for a horseback or man-pulled rickshaw ride along a mud track.
  • Personally, I feel the horse rides & taxi’s are pretty expensive. It would rather be better to carry less luggage and take a walk to matheran from Dasturi. (Ps. Don’t get influenced by the horse riders )
  • There is an “Entry Fee“ to enter Matheran hill station, which is to be paid on arrival at the toy train station or at Dasturi point. The cost is 50 rupees per adult, and 20 rupees per child.
Main Highlights Of Matheran

TRAVEL AROUND MATHERAN

Being an automobile-free hill station, you need to opt for other options to get around. To enjoy nature to its fullest, walking is the best choice. All the trails have signboards, and the locals are very helpful to let you know the correct way. A stroll amidst clouds floating around you is majestic. If you are feeling a bit lazy, you can always opt for a horse ride. (Ps. Horse riders do cheat a lot, so be aware when they quote a price.)

 With an area of 7 Km sq., I chose to explore it one foot at a time. Around the mountains of Matheran, there are close to 33 designated look-out points and 2 to 3 days are required to cover the same. But I just had one day and we reached Matheran around 3PM so I had planned to see the sunset along with 2-3 other points.

My day at Matheran started with a bad experience so I didn’t have the patience to take a walk and go around the points, so I planned to take a horse ride & can you believe these people just cheat. My expectations from Matheran were different. We were completely exhausted, the serenity and the scenery made us forget our painful experience. The experience begins the wilderness, steep valleys, forest, calmness. You can hear just two things either birds chirping or the other person talking. These points are gateways to delight you with breathtaking mountain and valley views. The popular ones being Panorama Point, Heart PointMonkey PointEcho PointPorcupine PointLouisa Point. Other than this I would also recommend you to visit Charlotte LakeOne tree hill, and the main market area. The point which I found truly remarkable is:

The view from Echo point in matheran

Echo Point: The view of mountains kissing the clouds and the deep green valley at its foot is just mind-blowing. You can have some yummy MAGGIE & spend your time chilling and drinking kokam sharbat with the view.

Tip: More or less all the points are similar offering you great glimpses of valleys .So, it would be my advice to all the readers is to view only the selected ones.

I had taken the toy-train ride on my way back to dasturi. It was OK-OK. A slow ride but kids will enjoy it. There is a first class and a general class in the train. There are not much differences between the qualities, but the prices are really standing at two extremes – 240/ and 40/ respectively!!! The first class only has some window curtains and colored seats – that’s it.

Enjoy the Toy Train & HorseRides

BEST TIME TO VISIT MATHERAN:

 Matheran’s  beauty only doubles during the monsoon. So you can consider vacationing during June to September months. But beware of muddy slippery trails. Hence, do carry a good pair of shoes for dusty trails.

STAY IN MATHERAN:

Matheran is a small hill station, and its hard to find good places to stay. I would suggest you to book your hotels in advance near the main market. There are very cheap stay options for backpackers but don’t expect too much service. For families, you can book family rooms. The best places to stay in Matheran are Radha Cottage, Westend Hotel, Adamo- The Village, Rangoli Retreat. But these are a bit far away from the market area.. So I preferred to stay at Mandakini Lodge which was just opposite the main market area.

Special Tips for Matheran:

  • Take enough cash with you as there are just 1 -2 ATM’s there, mostly out of cash.
  • Don’t carry too much luggage.
  • Beware of the auto & horse drivers as I have faced a bad time interacting with them.
  • Please have a look at the TOY TRAIN schedule. It is not  very easily available .

Frankly, I would give Matheran only 2.5 stars out of 5 stars asI didn’t enjoy it that much but Matheran has something for everyone, from backpackers and nature enthusiasts to lovely-dovey couples looking to spend some romantic and peaceful time.

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Visit to The Wine Capital Of India-NASHIK

They say you should go on a holiday at least twice a year to lead a happy, relaxed and functional life. After months of hard work, we do feel like rewarding ourselves with a short trip but we usually limit ourselves to popular destinations with luxury hotels and shopping malls aplenty. Adventure, relaxation and peace take a back seat.

But, India is a land with great tourism potential. It’s a land with dazzling beaches, dramatic temples, exotic rain forests, colossal mountains, eternal deserts, lively cities, and the Indian peninsula creates an ultimate allure for the travellers across the globe.

So, If traditional destinations don’t fancy you enough, VogueNaari  have compiled a list of  best of India travel offbeat destinations for you, gifted with amazing natural beauty, adventure and interesting histories, bound to make you want to get on a train right away!

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

The VogueNaari has started up with a weekend trip to NASHIK-MATHERAN-ALIBAUG. All these three destinations are very popular & at the same time the “HIDDEN BEAUTY OF INDIA”.

The VogueNaari feels it is better to make plans to local places that work rather than grand plans to exotic places that don’t work.
Nashik- The Wine Capital Of India

NASHIK

Nashik is peaceful yet full of colours and energy. It is home to the Ram Kund water tank, where Lord Rama is believed to have bathed. Countless Hindu devotees flock to this sacred spot every year. Nashik is famed for its beautiful temples and caves. If you are travelling to this city for the first time, here are a few things you must know besides booking one of the comfortable hotels in Nashik.

AirIndia Alliance AirBus

REACHING NASHIK:

I started my trip from Hyderabad, but Nasik is also at an easy 4 hour driving distance from Mumbai. The day started with boarding an Alliance Air, this was the first time I saw a mini flight which was 67seater one. I enjoyed the journey as by train it takes 16 hours… OMG! So, now you can conveniently fly down to Nashik or reach by Train & Bus also.

ESSENTIALS TO PACK:

Carry your camera, extra batteries, Selfie stick, phone, chargers and adapters, as this will be your first trip to Nashik and you will want to treasure memories. Pack light clothes and also a light jacket if it is winter, and carry sanitary items like sanitizer, wet wipes, etc. Pack prescription and OTC medicines for stomach problems and fever. Take along a light backpack to use while exploring the city.

I would like you all to know that I could visit only few places due to time constraint but spoke to few of my friends, locals and of course our driverji to know more about Nashik.

WHAT TO SEE & DO?

Situated on the bank of the sacred Godavari River, the air of the Nashik city carries an authentic spiritual feeling of being close to almighty. The city hosts one of the largest religious gatherings in the world known as Maha Kumbh which takes place every in twelve years. With Anjaneri hills (Birthplace of Lord Hanuman) and Trimbakeshwar Temple (one of the twelve Jyotirlingas) located so close to the town, a visit to the city will leave you spellbound.

Trimbakeshwar Temple- Nashik

From the Jain Mandir and Kalaram Temple to Kapileswara Temple, Someshwar Temple and Ram Kund, there are many tourist hotspots in Nashik to explore. Make time for Sundarnarayan Temple, Saptashrungi Devi Temple and Gangapur Dam too. As a first-timer, you cannot miss the Sita Gumpha Caves, where Lord Rama and Sita Devi are believed to have worshipped. Check out the ancient Pandavleni Caves too, where 24 caves are grouped together and were carved between 1st century BCE and 3rd century CE.

Have I missed something important about the city!! Oh yeah!! Having half of India’s vineyards and wineries, the city is also well known as the “Wine capital of India”. Taking a wine tour at the famous Sula vineyards can be the perfect way to put an end to a tiring day. Also, Vallone Vineyards, Soma Vine Village, York Winery & Tasting Room, Grover Zampa Vineyards are the popular picks. They have picturesque locales and offer a serene environment to taste wine and relax.

The Vineyard view from Little Italy

PLACES I HAVE VISITED:

I booked my stay at OYO Hotel SHANTI Inn. I felt that it was budget friendly, hygenic & comfortable. The first place I visited was Trimbakeshwar, which is ancient Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva and is one amongst the twelve Jyotirlingas. The first look at the temple left me flabbergasted. With cloudy mountains surrounding the temple from most sides and the temple being at the middle, the views were just spectacular. I was astounded to experience something so magical Then on my way back to Nashik city, was the popular Anjaneri Fort which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, since it takes a lot of time to climb-up I took the blessings of Lord Hanuman at the famous temple situated there.

Sula Vineyard

The last on my list was the Sula Vineyard. To taste the amazing wines of Sula amidst the sunset and the beautiful vineyards is definitely a moment to cheer about. Then I had the authentic marathi food- Bhakri, Peetla & lasuni methi at Sadhana Village.

But if you have time, don’t miss Any of the spots I have mentioned above.

Happy Memories from Nashik
Though I visited the Nashik city in the second week of June, I would suggest my readers to visit the city in the months of August to December as the surroundings would be much greener and with climate being very pleasant.

BEST PLACES TO EAT:

If you are keen on fine dining, check out Little Italy, RiverDine Restaurant & Bar, Spice Route and Bon Vivant. From Indian and Asian to Italian, Chinese and Continental, you will find various cuisines here.

If you don’t want to splurge, try Sadhana Restaurant, Rajeshahi, Barbeque Ville, Barbeque Nation and Spice It- Ibis. Different types of cuisines including fast foods are available here. Shri Krishna Vijay Restaurant, Tushar Misal, Vihar Misal, Mamaj-Pav bhaji and Hotel Rama Heritage are good budget options.

The famous Tushar Mishal & Taragan Pan

I had tried this amazing food of Sadhana Village, famous-Tushar Misal and The firepan at Taaragan Pan-300 types of Pan, it was extraordinary. If you want to taste some more dishes like these then do visit College Road in Nashik.

So,do remember the tips mentioned above and gear up for a wonderful first-time trip! Hope you would have enjoyed reading this blog post on The Wine Capital Of India- Nashik. To get regular updates on upcoming blog posts from The VogueNaari please subscribe.

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How to Dress Up like Ranveer Singh

You might be thinking… Why this topic? Not because he is my favourite but because he is an inspiration for the Gen-Next these days.

Chic, Cringe-worthy or Cool! What do I call him?  Hardly I have seen men experimenting with colour and bling but it is Ranveer Singh who doesn’t shy away from wearing shiny shirts, dhotis, skirts and even stepping out with kohl-lined eyes.

Ranveer Singh has turned to be a wild child of fashion in India. From vibrant patterns and neon to flamboyant colours and bling, you name it and he has worn it. Whether it is his red carpet appearances or airport looks, he stuns fashion police every time he steps out. Moreover, his OTT sunglasses should be given the credit for an additional quirk to his overall look.

Think of something that is conventional fashion, and you will see that Ranveer Singh’s style sense is something completely different and off-beat. But here are a few things I specifically love about his style.

Fashion is a way with which you can express your individuality. Ranveer Singh is not an average stylish man, he has created a statement for himself and even coined as one of the best-dressed men.

The best part is that his style is as tastefully eccentric as his personality, thanks in no small part to his always-ready-to-experiment stylist Nitasha Gaurav. Nitasha spills some of Ranveer’s style secrets. She says: “He loves to colour, he is flamboyant and extremely confident as a person. He is not looking for approval. And that immediately sets him free in a way that you can’t even imagine. He wears what he is drawn to. He likes to wear print on print on print. He is almost childlike, actually!

So, to dress up like Ranveer Singh, one should be Exuberant, classy, experimental and most importantly Be Confident.

Here are 5 styling tips to dress up in Ranveer Singh Style :

  1. Play with Prints: Ranveer Singh is never going to limit his options, and we can be sure of that. He is the one male celebrity in India, who never fails to hit the news regarding his outfits for public appearances. Whether it’s a sly comment or just appreciation, he has managed to impact many mindsets when it comes to fashion.

Style Tip: Don’t stick to the boring single colour outfits.  Experiment with different patterns like floral & polka dots, checks & stripes, animal prints etc.

Shop This Look : Koovs, Zara, Shivan & Narresh ,Aza Fashions.

2. Unique Textures: Forget the safe options, and try out some out-of-the-box textures to add dimension to a drab suit. Metallics, velvets, and suedes are all materials that Ranveer has worn to flaunt his personal style.

Style Tip: Try unique textures , it’s not compulsory to wear heavy suede & leather suits you can also try textures in the form of accessories like Knit ties (bumpy surface),Brogued shoes (decorated with punched holes), Suede shoes (not just for Elvis and pretty easy to take care of),Woven shoes and belt (made of interlaced leather strips), Leather jackets (from smooth to distressed),Tooled belts (solid leather with stamped designs),Silk pocket squares (shimmery-smooth texture). Be wary of mixing too much texture.  Textured accents with larger textured pieces such as a tweed suit and a knit tie, for example, makes you look downright woolly.

Shop this look: Rohit Bal , Manish Arora, Kanika Goyal .

3.Bright Colours: As mentioned by his stylist, Ranveer loves colours. But very few men love to experiment. If you look closely at the spelling of V.I.B.G.Y.O.R you will see R.A.N.V.E.E.R hidden in it. It was also somewhere around this time that children stopped purchasing crayon boxes and started purchasing Ranveer instead. If you’re not ready to go all out with patterns yet, take heed from Ranveer and opt for bolder colours like electric blue, yellow, orange instead. It will help you stand out from the crowd without being too over-the-top.

Style Tip: Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for having a little fun with your wardrobe. Fill your drawers with other awesome shades like mustard yellow, olive green, treetop, navy, and burnt orange. The sky is the limit here. Stick to your favourite hues, and venture out by exploring all of their endless varieties. If blue is your colour, go crazy with everything from baby blue to cobalt.

Shop this Look:Dior Men, Adidas Originals .

4.Bling is King: You all might have seen Ranveer wearing those Glittery Tracksuits. Ranveer was seen at an event in a bright and sparkly millennial pink bomber jacket, from Manish Arora. Shine & Glitter makes you look out of the Box.  Be it a maxi dress or blazer, there is more than one way to wear the sparkle and shine in it too.

Style Tip-  Glittery outfits have always been the best choice of evening parties. Sequins blazers in an evening party or an accessory can also make you look extravagant.

Shop This Look: Manish Arora Fashion

5.The Desi Munda: Ranveer Singh has routinely set my hearts racing when he does Indian clothing, owing to the fact that he’s god gift to Mankind and all. No one is as fearless and as fiercely original as he is. My most favourite traditional looks of Singh are: His Banglore Reception Look in Rohit Bal Ensemble.

StyleTip –If you are facing a lack of choices, take that black kurta out, pair it with your black lowers, and you are good to go. If you want to be experimental (Which I strongly Suggest), pair your kurta with – a) Patiala Pants, b) Aligarh pyjamas, c) Dhoti pants and and and … d) HAREMS! Not only are they comfortable, but also easy to carry and hassle-free. Feel stylish and comfortable. 

Shop This Look: Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani.

Fashion is a way of doing something, and a popular trend. There will be trend followers and trendsetters, and I think Ranveer is definitely a trendsetter. He creates bold and fashionable pieces that stand out and encourage us to try something new too! He is daring and extravagant, wacky, but still manages to steal our hearts and words are not enough to describe his style.

I am waiting for the day when Ranveer starts his own clothing line and instead of being served the same old men’s fashion, I can see men wear more experimental and fun clothes. After all, why should girls have all the fun?

So lastly, let your outfit do the talking!! And be confident in whatever you wear, and you will get to Ranveer’s level. So what are you waiting for? Update your wardrobe and dress with no limits!!

 

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Simple Ways to choose a Perfect Tattoo

While the question may seem simple enough asking, “What is a Tattoo?” Tattoos are permanent markings on the skin made by way of ink and needles. Once the ink is deposited into the second layer of skin known as the dermis, the wound scabs over and the skin heals to expose a design under the new layer. The practice is now an acceptable form of body art.

Simple ways to choose a perfect Tattoo

Tattoos are incredebily popular among teens & young adults as itseems to be a modern fashionable trend these days in India too. Tattoos tell a story and can be written in any language. From symbols depicting cultural images to words and font designs, if you dare to dream it, a tattooist can likely create it and tell your tale on a living canvas.

To celebrate life, choices, and to pay tribute and memorial to life’s purpose and companions, tattoos have the artful ability to speak volumes.

Many people choose to remember those they love and honor traditions and life events with a tattoo. As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words.

You may have many questions before getting your first tattoo. What do I want? Where do I want? Who is the right artist? Is it safe or not?
Believe me, before you get permanently inked, these are good questions to be asking yourself. (And, by the way, I have the answer for all.) But there’s a lot more to the experience of getting a tattoo—and coming up with the design, and taking care of it afterward—that you probably wouldn’t think to ask about before you go under the needle for the first time.

When searching for the tattoo inspiration, internet is full of wonderful design ideas & images. But not always do these fit your needs. Let’s start by knowing our goal .i.e.
The goal is to have your tattoo for the long haul, though, so choosing one that feels true to you is the single most important factor to consider when making your decision.

Creative tattoo ideas

Kind Of Tattoos:

There are various types of tattoos like Tribal, Traditional,Realism,Watercolour, New School,Neo Traditional,Japanese Style, Black Work, Illustrative,Chicano Style,etc.

Confusing, Right? If you have no clue where to start! Here are few failsafe ink options to consider.

Significant Dates: Whether you just got engaged or married or gave birth to your first child, dates make for amazing tattoos as they serve as a singular reminder of a significant moment in your life. Dates can be written in countless different styles, fonts, roman numerical , calligraphy & Calender graphics. This type of tattoo will definitely make you happy whenever you look at it.

Portraits: You don’t have to get a detailed design of your grandmom’s face- to call it a portrait tattoo. In fact, you can stick to a figure of your favourite pet if that’s so special for you. Portraits make for a very meaningful tattoos as they remind us of someone we love or miss the most.

Quotes & Lyrics: Everyone has a favourite quote, phrase or lyric which is probably why so many people choose to get them tattooed. You can also listen to an old song you love, read cards you have saved or try thinking about specific sayings or mottos which may have shared with you for inspiration.

Everyone has a favourite quote, phrase or lyric which is probably why so many people choose to get them tattooed. You can also listen to an old song you love, read cards you have saved or try thinking about specific sayings or mottos which may have shared with you for inspiration.

Pop culture Favourites: From Pokemon to powerpuff girls to your favourite superheroes, the tattoo industry has broadened enough in variety of styles and talents. You can watch your favourite characters and create their tattoo.

Artistic Or Love Tattoos: Most of the teens or couples like to make monogram or initials as a part of their tattoo design. Artistic tattoo ideas like Infinity, dream catchers, hearts are the most trending tattoos.

Other ideas: It’s always a good idea to take time & find tattoo artists on Pinterest or Instagram who will work with you to create a tattoo that suits you. Most of the tattoo artist can help you brainstorm and suggest you perfect design, desired placement & size. Remember, this is a permanent affair.

Ankle Tattoo designs

Tattoo Placement for first-timers:

All tattoos hurt, no matter what and its a fact. How many ever reviews you read, no one can change the fact that , tattoo by definition is the pain. The pain is just the part of the price you pay to have such a unique addition to your body. For a first-timer, you can probably choose that area of the body that is less sensitive to needles on the skin. The ribs, hands, feet, knees and elbows are considered to be some of the most painful places on the body to be tattooed.

The best places on the body to get your tattoo done are Wrist, Thigh, Shoulder, Forearm, Calves, Bicep, etc.

Few Tips before you get your first tattoo done:

Here are a few secret tips for having a best tattoo experience.

Plan Your Schedule: If you’re planning to go on a vacation, it is going to be a bad idea. During your healing process, you simply cannot do normal everyday things. For instance, no tanning, sun soaking at the beach, swimming, etc.

Go in healthy: Before heading to a tattoo shop, skip the fast food diet & junk food. Eat a good meal the night before and a good breakfast before you go. Stay Hydrated, Stay healthy.

Know what you can & cannot afford: Remember, tattoos are expensive. Tattoo is an art & it might be insulting to negotiate with a tattoo artist.

Bring your Friend: Make sure you have a buddy that can hold your hand and look at it while it’s happening. Chew gum. It helps take away the pain

Do your Homework: Make sure you do your homework on reputable shops & tattoo artists. It is very important to get your tattoo done in a good place. Overall just have fun.

Make sure you feel Comfortable: You need to feel comfortable in the tattoo shop that you are planning to go to as well as be comfortable with the person who is giving you that tattoo.  Play music to distract you from pain.

Start Small: Tattoo is a piece of art that will be on your body for the rest of your life. Make sure you’re happy with the design beforehand and have added your own flare. You can get smaller tattoos done which will help you prepare for the larger one.

Think Carefully about your Placement: Be 10,000 per cent sure of what you want to get, where you get it, and how it may affect you in the future.

After Care is Important: Be sure your artist covers your new tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage. Remove the bandage after 24 hours. Keep applying a moisturizer or ointment after you clean it to keep it moist. You should repeat this process for 2 to 4 weeks. Always put sunscreen on it, especially in the summer, to keep the colours bright — SPF 45 or higher is best.

Ask Advice: If you’re still confused, take the advice of your friends & family. Or read blogs for trendy designs & concepts.

Tattoo trend 2019

Trend Forecast For Tattoo in 2019:

Tattoo trends change & evolve over time. We are predicting few tattoo trends of 2019 like Hand tattoos, Imperfect Illustrations, 90’s ignorant tattoos, Ear Tattoos, Detailed Florals, Bigger & Bolder pieces of art, Colourful ink tattoo, etc which are the biggest trends we can expect everyone asking for this year.

Lastly, let’s face it, your first tattoo is a brave decision on your part. Like any commitment, it often comes with worry attached to it.
Just make sure to pick a spot that’s within fingertip reach for easy tattoo aftercare, unless you have someone who’s willing and able to massage your creams in for you. 

Best places to get your Tattoo Inked in Hyderabad areAngel tattoo & Piercing (Sindhi colony), Vinnu’s body Art studio (RamNagar), Joysen Tattoo & piercing (Jubliee Hills), Hakim aalim’s Tattoo parlour ( Banjara hills), Sana’s Tattoo art studio ( Minister Road).

Just Relax and enjoy your tattoo. However, if it;s something that means a lot to you, then your tattoo will never go out of style.

“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”


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5 Summer Shopping tips for Men | The VogueNaari

summer fashion for men

“Do you like Shopping ?”Men & women always have different views about shopping. According to a survey, most of the men get bored after 26 minutes of shopping, while it took women a full two hours. But let me also let you all know that there are also millions of men & women for whom these characteristics don’t apply. Here is a blog about 5 Summer shopping tips for men to make their Summer more stylised.

According to style experts, the RIGHT WAY to shop for clothes aligns way better with men’s preferences. Don’t you think so?

Summer & Fashion don’t always go hand in hand for men. Whether you want edgy, athletic, rugged, or anything in between, this is the Summer to step it up and make it happen.

Top 5 Summer Shopping Tips For Men:

1. Know your colour of the season:

Have an idea of what your wardrobe should contain. (Will be mentioned in my next blog)

While thinking about the wardrobe, the major factor to consider is your lifestyle, your profession & your environment. It’s basically what all clothing essentials you need to look great everyday?

Make sure your wardrobe is versatile. Most of the men have neutral colours like black, grey, navy blue & tan already in their wardrobe but during summer, soft summer colours are subtle, ethereal, calm, gentle & mysterious so you can go pastel colours like Yellow, mint green, Lilac, Grey, Sky Blue, Peach, Green,etc.

2. Buy a Good Pair of Shorts:

I know this is quite obvious but a good pair of shorts like chino shorts, denim short or athletic short is an essential of your summer wardrobe. While you buy a good pair of shorts few things are very essential like : they end just above knees, they don’t add excess bulk through cargo-like pockets ( for a good silhouette) , neither too tight nor too loose, basically the fit is very important for a perfect look.

3. Be Bold with your Choices:

Summer is the time to be braver with the choice of your attire & act simple as well as bold. Over the last three summers, mens wear has shoved us towards mens fashion being bolder.

Street style is now at par with couture. Rappers and sneakerheads aren’t just the inspiration, they’re the brain trust. And designers are operating at unprecedented levels of energy and innovating with boldness. With designers like Ujwal Dubey, Rajender Pratap Singh, Shantanu & Nikhil , Shivan & Narresh, Kunal Rawal who have established icons to the next generation – lead the charge at the third edition of the country’s premier menswear showcase. Invest in graphic tees, polo tshirts, plain light weight shirts with short sleeves.

Hence, you can try for bold prints, attractive silhouettes & colours.

4. Embrace the ease of Online Shopping:

Online Shopping is like “the easy button” for man friendly shopping. It is like the non-boring way of shopping. For those busy men or the confused ones, Online Shopping is the best way to get your summer essentials home. And the best part is you can quickly get comfortable with the logistics of ordering & returning items. But one disadvantage is that you can’t try before you buy. My advice would be firstly, know your perfect size, read the fabric details and you can happily get your package home.

Best online stores to buy men’s Clothing: Myntra, Jabong, Abof, Ajio, NNNow, Pernia’s Pop Up Shop, Snapdeal & Koovs.

5. Top Summer Essentials:

It is important to fill your wardrobe with summer essential basics like Statement T-shirts, streetwear inspired jackets. In terms of replacing your winter wear to summer wear, here are some shopping tips like replace your wool trousers by light weight, breathable cotton like Chinos & denims. As you progress from winter boots to sneakers & slippers. Sunscreen is very important for men for a hydrating skin.

Summer Wedding Tips:

  • Deciding what to wear to a wedding is a task. But not to worry, I have compiled few outfit ideas & summer shopping tips for men to see your wedding style soar this summer.

• Firstly, read the invitation properly as it is a guide to know if there is any specific dress code. Also, read the venue as if it is a beach wedding then a linen shirt, trousers & loafers worn socksless are ideal.

• Colour wise there are some options- Classic black or mid night blue, grey, beige or richer hues like cobalt or petrol blue. Wear pastel colours or light colours like white, peach, mint green & lemon yellow too.

•As for Accessories, black bow tie, cummerbund, small brooch , printed pocket square & a pair of perfectly shinned black shoes look our perfectly.

• A contemporary two-piece or three- piece suit (slim-fitting,minimal break, notch lapel) will make you look classy. Printed suits are also much in trend.

• Choosing the right fabric is very Important. Breathable materials like linen, cotton & blends of two serves well for weddings in hotter climes.

• Indo- western clothing is also much in trend these days because of the high- detailed embroidery ,unique silhouettes & drapes. You can wear draped kurtas, jodhpuri suit, nehru kurtas and waistcoats can make you look smart and dashing.

My favourite Summer Look: White shirt, blue denim & White Leather Sneakers are a winner for this summer.

When it comes to summer fashion, don’t sweat it up. Keep it light weight & functional.It’s the perfect time to experiment, because many of your peers probably aren’t going to bother trying. Hit June in style.

I hope this  “summer shopping tips for men” blog is worth it & helpful for all my viewers.

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Rudranaag- My First Trek In the Himalayas

Trek to rudranaag

ज़िंदगी एक सफ़र है सुहाना, यहाँ कल क्या हो किसने जाना 🍃

Himachal made me feel, ” life is a long road we travel from experiencing the beauty of a path filled with flowers to continue with hard rocks beneath your legs”.

We were a group of 8; Me, Mahi (my sister), Sandy (team captian), Rahul, Meghna, Ahmed, Angel & Purna bhaiya (our guide). We left from Kasol with a superb level of energy & excitement . And yes, for me it was an extremely different feeling with a big heavy backpack on my shoulders. It was the very first trek of my life. While we were on our way to barshaini, the beautiful view of the snowy mountains was mesmerising.

The Trek begins:

The main path of the Rudranaag trek starts from Barshaini and leads to Kheerganga ( top of the mountain ranges) . But due to heavy snowfall the way to Kheerganga was closed & we had to stop at Rudranaag. At Barshaini , we took our sticks to get grip while climbing & the started our trek to Rudranaag . It seemed to be a sunny day, hence the snow was melting making our path a little difficult, as it was getting slippery. Walking through the Parvati river, we couldn’t get our eyes through the beautiful landscape with stunning vistas of Himalayas. Crossing the bridge and motivating each other we saw 3 dogs walking with us since the start. I named them as Snowy, Dusky & Blacky ( Ps: i was missing tuffy). Thoughts of YJHD were being recollected in my mind. As, I wore a heavy windcheater jacket, it was getting even more warmer for me so i would recommend people not to wear heavy wind cheater as it sweats while you trek. But watching the snow- capped mountains & the first rays of sun lighting up the mountains was worthwhile.

The climb was getting a little steep and slushy, but rocks were there to make formations in the form of steps. Sandy & purna bhaiya were like motivators, they used say ” we have almost reached, we’ll take a break in a while” & ofcourse that was convincing enough. We thought the worst is over but this was just the start.

We took our first break at Nathan village for lunch. We were extremely hungry but had to eat light so that we can trek easily & ordered a maggie ( most easily found veg dish ). It was lip smacking and felt like the most yummiest maggie i ever had.

Moving forward, we reached our camp point and I suddenly felt so proud of myself, ” YES! I have done it”. By the time I could inherit this thought, we had to leave for the next part of the trek .i.e. Rudranaag Waterfall so that we don’t miss any of it. We all left our bags and on the way to Rudranaag waterfall, i saw a small cafe where a old women was weaving a shawl for herself. I actually wanted to talk to her and know how the process but had to hurry 🙈. And finally that moment had become, we reached Rudranaag but unsurprisingly there was no waterfall as it was all freezing yet we could see a lower waterfall down the parvati river. There was no more trail. It was all white all around covered with knee deep snow. We couldn’t stop ourselves to just jump on the snow and start playing . We all started clicking pictures, played with snow like kids, made a cute snowman and what better than having a hot cup of tea surrounding the snowy mountains accompanied by the 3 cute dogs till the end. We were lost in all the amazement.

On our way back to the campsite, we were filled with confidence and couldn’t stop thanking purna bhaiya for all the help he did to help us walk through the steep snowy path.

It was an awesome experience how I turned from fearful to fearless trekker.

The campsite was beautiful too. What more you want, when we you such amazing hosts at campsite playing Punjabi songs, himachali songs, sandy & ahmed playing guitar and singing melodies ( local pahadi songs also) . The mountain people always have that touch of love & care. The night tend to be was one of the most happiest, that moment watching the beautiful mountain view from the camp is saved in the window of my memories. The night in the camp for me & mahima was super cold but It was just mind blowing at the same time. You’ll be surrounded by the mountains & they would look so magnificent that it would just take your breath away for a second.

On the very next morning, we started walking down through the nathan village but this time we took a snowy way to reach Barshaini. It was filled with fresh snow all around and being so close to Parvati river felt so refreshing. I wished that moment would just pause Forever. Infact, i think everyone should try this trek once in their lifetime. You will realise how beautiful& insignificant the mother nature is.

** But as a first trek it is going to be a bit hard & if you don’t have that capacity & willingness to do it, you can never do it.

Things to remember while you go for trekking:

• Do not carry to many things in your rucksack as it may cause severe shoulder & backpains.

• Carry proper trekking shoes ( sneakers would make you fall & a complete bad choice)

• Carry Waterbottle or energy drink to boost up your engergy.

I hope you all like this beautiful journey. The overall experience was very enriching .

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Kasol Diaries 🗻

Parvati Valley -Kasalo Diaries

Kasol is a place where you feel embraced in the chest of the mountains. It is like the mother who nurtures you, it is like a father who just lets you be “YOU”.

My journey To Kasol started from Delhi after a 14 hours drive. The driver had stopped for tea at Mandi, i was in a tizzy, partly out of the happy Himalayan wind and partly out of hunger. I knew this was just a glance of nature.. many more beautiful views to come!!

On my way to Kasol, I could see through tall, snow-covered trees which bend & sway. I didn’t know where i came from or where I will go, while strange noises crunch the newly fallen snow. Those rooftop’s and garden covered with snow felt so beautiful. But then, some hours of sleep was enough to get me back in action mode in the morning. Due to snow, there was no power in kasol for last four days, I couldn’t afford taking bath in the ice chilling water . So, We headed straight to the Manikaran village to see the natural hot springs, the shiva temple and the manikaran gurudwara.

On our way to the gurudwara, we visited the local manikaran market which was super interesting to see the variety of Multicolour Topi’s, Buddhist mantra flags and much more. Your day in Himachal is however incomplete without having maggie. So, lunch could either be Hot Maggie or egg omelet.

In the second half of the day, we moved to catch river Parvati wildly flapping its way across the tiny Himalayan village named Chalal Village. The sun was going down, a shepherd was getting his sheep across the river on an old, rickety bridge. You can witness the hot springs all around kasol. After a small trek to Chalal village and some quick pictures, we were on our way back to the hotel. But as kasol is quite famous for hash and few good cafe’s we ended up Evergreen Cafe for dinner. As there was no power, we had a candlelight dinner along with the famous Kasol cake and ice cream & some yummy Hot chocolate.

As it was Valentine week, we could enjoy the soothing live music at Panchtara Cafe. There’s nothing better than live music and its raw energy. It tended to be a perfect winter night.

You can explore a lot in Kasol .

Kasol is magic, get ready to be enthralled in the mini Israel of India ❄️

Related travel blog: Rudranaag- My first trek to himalayas

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Is This Friendship Forever?

ज़िन्दगी गुज़र जाए पर दोस्ती कम ना हों। याद हमें रखना चाहें पास हम ना हों। कयामत तक चकता रहे ये प्यारा सा सफर। दुआ करे कि कभी ये रिश्ता खतम ना हो।

 Travel is very much connected to friendship. Being a solo traveller or travelling with known friends, by the end you have a story with someone or the other being a part of it. So, it’s like there is an unspoken bond you create with friends you travel with. I love making friends but that’s a different point that I’m a bit lazy at texting or calling them regularly.

But yet I have 1,840 friends on Facebook and I don’t remember when was the last I have checked the list or even texted anyone of them lately? Chances are, you and I may also be connected via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the hundred other social networking apps; and yet we know nothing about each other’s existence! By the way, I am doing fine, not that you ask. And I hope that you’re well, not that I care. But that’s just howe we roll these days, isn’t it? Friendship these days has been reduced to likes, tags, comments & meme mentions. The more often you tag them, the friendlier you are. Because with time, the definition of friendship has changed. 

We all are so busy in going through our social media feeds that we don’t have time to meet our friends. We think we know most about their lives just by stalking their social media profile, stories or posts but

“Our eyes don’t see truth always..What we believe as to be true, we only see that..very few are eager to know the ultimate truth”.

I’m sure most of us have a solid pack of friends whom we meet offline, in the real world, every now and then. That every now and then being ‘only weekends’. Our generation is having a friendship of self-deplored people finding solace in the company of others caught in similar situations, over rounds of beer & joints, only to forget them on monday mornings. Until next Friday it is.

Lets, face it. We don’t have friends anymore. We just have people with whom we want to post “bae” titled pictures and socialize to get the highest number . of likes and comments. The best part of this is the posts seem to be so friendly that the outside world would take them for the luckiest people alive to have such a solid pack of friends.

Unfortunately, there is no filter to make true friends in the world. While that one true friend you have in your long list of acquaintances sits quietly in your phone book. Until one day you finally ring them up.True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller

And it doesn’t matter for how long you two haven’t spoken, it will still feel like yesterday. It will still smell of friendship.

Friendship doesn’t mean house parties, wild boozing or a bunch of social media updates, it’s a feeling to stay connected with each other despite of being busy in office or the distance or “it’s been so many years we have not spoken to each other”, if you we’re true friends, you’ll stay one forever”!

Just pick up your phone, make a call and start the conversation, it would be a never- ending one 💝

 

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What kind of Backpacker are YOU?

” हर रोज़ गिर कर भी मुकमल खड़े है , ऐ ज़िंदगी देख मेरे हौसले तुझसे भी बड़े है ”

Travel is something which makes a person stress-free, creative and makes one much more happier. Earlier, people used to travel with their families to spend quality time with their loved ones and visit new places but some how now-a-days I feel Travel has become much more like a Social Media Booster.

Today, When You travel to a certain place or monument, what is the first thing you do? Of course, set an angle for getting a perfect picture of it 😅, take the perfect selfie , while simultaneously get the whole thing on your snapchat or instagram story but you don’t realise that you never got to see it from your own eyes. This is a familiar situation with most of them who love to travel and capture the moments.

Is Social Media More worth it?

One always try to create a curated feed of how we wish our lives looked regardless of how messy the real thing is. For instance, when we go to a beach we strive to get the best bikini shot to post on instagram or best sunset shot to make your friends jealous on facebook. Travelling in this social media age has become more exciting just to show off. On Pinterest, over 1000 boards have ‘travel inspiration’ in the title.

Travel is the Language of Happiness!

If you actually want to enjoy your vacation try to enjoy the locals by meeting local people and knowing more about their art & culture. Taste the traditional & street food. Shopping can be a fun task , as there are few things you may not be able to find in your city. Hunt the local markets for unique stuff. Discovering street art, finding inspirations in the little things you see around. I mainly love to write and maintain a travel journal so that I can cherish the memories forever. Try and make a scrapbook of pictures & notes which you can enjoy later or share with your friends.

Travel is eye – opening, it broadens your perspective. Every journey writes a New Story. Live it, feel it and explore it through your eyes & not through the camera lenses.

#travelblog #beatraveller #socialmedia

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Re-Think / Re-Cycle ♻️

recycling of clothes

“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, women who wear them will.”

Shopping is something each one of us love 🛍. But if you think shopping is just a simple act based on human needs, you’re sadly mistaken.

67% of people shop everyday, also spend about 6 hours per week online. Textile Industry is the biggest polluter in the world after oil industry.

But Have you ever wondered where your clothes go after you discard them? What happens to torn or damaged clothes, or items that no one wants to buy?

Often, they are sent to India, joining a second-hand global trade specifically to Panipat in Northern India. Everyday hundreds of tonnes of clothes from across the world arrive at Panipat at the landfills (recycling mills) where the clothes are recycled. From high-street brands to luxury labels – most clothes donated to charity end up here.

Once in landfills, natural fibers can take hundreds of years to decompose. They may release methane & CO2 gas into the atmosphere. Additionally, synthetic textiles are designed not to decompose. In the landfill, they may release toxic substances into groundwater and surrounding soil.

Most of the garments discarded in 2009 are probably yet to decompose or biodegrade. Considering that around 350,000 tones of UK clothing are sent to landfill each year!

But there are sustainable technologies and processes being used to make fashion green. Many apparel manufacturers have switched to employing eco- Friendly Fashion ♻️. It can be a alternative trend against Fast Fashion. But how will you do that?

Convert your old clothes to the latest trendy one instead of throwing them. Buy what you Love, wear it atleast for 30 times and also Read the Label, see if its Eco-friendly or not 🌱

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New Girl In the City!

” मुसाफ़िर है तू उन गलियों का, जिस गली हम कभी जाते थे, इश्क़ है तू उन सदियों का, जिस गली हम कभी जाते थे ।”

I love visiting new cities and seeing all the tourist sites but apart from them I love knowing more about their culture .i.e. what they wear, What they eat, what are their traditions and majorly those places which don’t get much attention from the tourists. And I like to go on foot or by auto rickshaw along the streets of the town so that I can fully discover the beauty and secrets of the town. And it is fun, isn’t it?

It’s totally okay to arrive at a destination with no itinerary. Actually, Its probably better that way! Sometimes, having no expectations leaves more room for fun and more authentic discoveries. Gone are the days when we had nothing but maps and guidebooks to rely on travel tips, your phone is your friend, and you have endless information at your fingertips!

  • 1. However now-a-days you have Google Maps which works for travelling whether it’s finding a place to eat or hop to any other tourist place.

  • 2. I don’t know about you, but I follow a TON of travel accounts on instagram. Other Than giving me all the ~wanderlust ~ feels, it also inspires me to travel to new places or provides me with ideas for my ever- growing bucket list.

  • 3. I am a Pinterest freak! Whenever I’m travelling to any place I make sure that I Pinterest about things to do, photography and posing ideas and add them to my to- do list.

    4. Being a Fashion Designer, while I explore any city/ town I google about traditional embroidery artisians and fabric stores so that I can find different varieties of it. So, you guys can relate travel to your profession also especially if you’re from art field and in search for inspiration.

    Now, coming back to my previous blogs answer, The first thing I notice is how is the vibe, smell & sights of the environment and secondly “What People wear”!

    5. For instance, On August 2018, I visited Bangkok & noticed that the people there are Systematically Dressed according to their profession’s or even if its any random people. That made me understand that Bangkok is a city where people like things to be properly planned and friendly towards outsiders. Western Clothes are popular in the city .

    6.Asking locals is the best approach to finding hidden gems and exploring new areas. If you don’t like asking random people in the street, just go to a cafe or bar and talk to the wait staff. They are used to making small talk and are (generally) happy to help.

    ” My next question is How frequently do you go for shopping?”