Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thrifty Thursday| Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are extremely popular this season and the only thing better than finding an amazing one is find an amazing one at a steal! 
The Lucca Couture pink maxi dress is a great option for those who don't have the $900 required to purchase the Paul & Joe maxi. It may not be in the same luscious silk material as the Paul and Joe but the it is still quite gorgeous. We personally love the full sleeves and snug fit of the Lucca Couture maxi.

Which one do you like better - would you rather splurge or save on this one?

Leave a comment and let us know! x  


About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Printed

We love bold prints and bright colors this summer! Don't you?


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About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Wino

Wine colored lips are all the rage this season and we can't get enough! 


Love it or hate it? Leave a comment!



About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Make-Up Mood Board

Summers are here in full swing and while most of us are spend almost all out time indoors with our trusty air conditioners, but we do still need to step out every once and in while! For those increasingly rare occasions, we love more than to throw on a beautiful bright lipstick in coral or peachy colors, and if it's nighttime, dark, dramatic eye make up!


Tell us what inspires you and what kind of make up you love best for the summer in the comments! 
x


About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Friday, 25 May 2012

Worst Dressed @ Cannes

The Cannes red carpet had stars in loads of GORGEOUS outfits but among all the hits were a few misses. Here are our least favorite looks -


Tell us which looks you liked the least in the comments!

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About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Saturday, 19 May 2012

14 Gorgeous Pieces of Jewelery Under $20

Accessories are the best way to jazz up any outfit and who doesn't love scoring gorgeous accessories that don't burn a hole in your pocket. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings - here at Beluxed, we love them all! 

Here are a few amazing pieces we found that call cost less than $20 -



Tell us what you think! Which pieces are your favorite?
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About Beluxed Fashion

Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Friday, 18 May 2012

Favorites @ Cannes

The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the 16th and all the fabulosity on red carpets is making our heads spin! Here are our favorites so far:

Who are your favorites so far! Tell us in the comments! x



About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Monday, 14 May 2012

A Page from ‘My Travel Diary’

Date: 28 November 2011
Dear Diary

Yes Yes Yes... another wonderful trip is in the making and I am so excited. If I have to endure my boring, workaholic boss for any longer... where does she get off... she doesn’t have a life and she is hell bent on ruining mine.
Ok - moving to more pleasant topics - my women on wanderlust gang is back in action and the wheels are in motion for a trip to - no - wait for it - SWITZERLAND. Yippeeee.
Couldn’t have come at a better time - my last mini break was over 3 months ago when I went to Sikkim, and I haven’t had a long holiday in nearly a year. So when Karen and Divya started planning this I was totally game. I think Sheena and Ira will definitely join up and we just have to convince Kirti to come along. That would make a good group na?
Hmm winter in Switzerland... 18 - 28 Dec...
I know, Why Switzerland? Hey did you know that it is the first on the Top 10 destination choices for Indian tourists going abroad? I guess Bollywood has done it’s bit in promoting the country or it’s just a sad commentary on the fact that we cannot safely visit our own Indian Switzerland - Kashmir. Anyway, even though it’s winter and all - I am sure it will be a unique time to visit - snow bound, real fire-places, maybe some skiing and snow-boarding...  less crowded and a pure white Christmas in Switzerland. 






So, Dear Diary, as I always say - getting there is half the fun... I am going to start planning my trip, building the anticipation, dreaming and preparing and you are going to help me with it.
I am sure Miss Meticulous - Divya will take care of all the tickets and visas and the boring stuff and we can count on Sheena to negotiate a great deal on the itinerary. That leaves me with all the time to pack and shop for the trip. (thinking about this trip is going to make going to work easier to bear) But there isn’t all that much time. EEEK only 20 days and just 2 weekends to do everything. And the shopping list is going to be massive. Really, I don’t own anything for snowy winters. Why the last woolly sweater I bought was years ago. And jackets, boots, scarves - where I am I going to get all this in Bombay? No decent store  even has a winter collection. Oh please, the last thing I want on this holiday is to be wrapped in old shawls looking like a grandma. I am sure we can buy some stuff there but it will be super expensive and why spend all my euros on clothes I cannot use again. Oh this is a real dampener. 



You know what I wish now - I wish I could just get a really fantastic Burberry trench and some slick Diesel jackets, Cavalli boots and maybe some scarves and a pair of gloves to really look like a chic travel gal... but methinks this is going to be like scaling the Alps - barefoot!!!
Ok lets get rational about this. One - we need winter clothes - bet the other girls have not even thought about this and left all the ‘fashion’ worries to me. Two - we cannot spend money on  unnecessary winter wear which we won’t need in good ‘ol hot + humid Mumbai. Yet we have to look good in travel pics and we have to dress it up on holidays like this. 
I see only one solution, dear diary and that is to find out where I can rent fashionable clothes for the winter. I am pretty sure I heard about something like this or saw something online. Need to check it out and dig deeper. Hope it’s genuine and affordable. But this could work you know. Rent instead of buy. Look great in travel holiday pictures and not have to worry about what to do with those clothes later. I can breathe again and can almost inhale the fresh alpine air. 

more as we move along...


About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Trends @ The Met Ball 2012


The Met Ball is one of the most exciting fashion events in fashion and we were eagerly waiting to see what our favorite stars showed up in. And we weren't disappointed - everyone showed up in their fanciest, more fashion forward ensembles and gave all us fashionistas something to talk about for the next few months!


Here are a few key trends that caught our eye this year:

METALLICS

Camilla Belle // Carey Mulligan // Nina Dobrev



Metallics are always trendy and we saw lots of them on the red carpet at the Met Ball - Jessica Pare, Michelle Dockery, and Jessica Alba were just a few others who sported ensembles in dazzling silvers and gold.

STRAPLESS



Paula Patton // Amy Poehler // January Jones

Lots of ladies chose to go the more demure way and show off their d├ęcolletage in gorgeous strapless gowns - Solange Knowles, Rachel Zoe, Sophia Vergara, and Emma Roberts were others who chose this style.

CAPES



Lana Del Ray // Bianca Brandolini D'Adda

Capes were worn by just these two starlets and we aren't entirely sure if we love it or hate it - so tell us what you think. Do you think capes are the next big red carpet thing? Or is this a "One Time at The Met Ball" thing?

Tell us which of the trends from the Met Ball were your favorites in the comment section below!

x




About Beluxed Fashion

Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Monday, 7 May 2012

A Royal Treat? Don’t know for sure… maybe one in the making?

Let me start by hoping that The Golden Chariot makes many memorable journeys for those who travel on it to see ‘The Southern Splendour’ or experience ‘Pride of the South’. Anyway, since I may still have while to go before I take the 1.5L trip, I was glad to be invited for the Blender’s Pride – Reserve Experience - preview of Michelle Salins fashion showcase on board the luxury train last week. (so, what if the train is being used for more shows than journeys!)


So, lucky me, on board decadence of the 'Raj Era' and luxury made for the royals.  Checking out the super small yet super luxury room with lovely attached bathrooms, light and dark wood interiors, peach and green d├ęcor, spa, gym, business centre – everything. Pretty Cool. Tourism in India is really making tracks! (Pun intended)


Well, we were there for The Reserve Experience – so let me quickly walk past the many coaches to the lounge and dining car where we can grab a seat to catch the action on the aisle alias ramp. The collection was by Michelle Salins (not heard of her before – but that’s not important). The collection was – well not bad – had a mix and match of good and average. Some stuff was interesting no doubt – like using ‘music’ as the inspiration for some ensembles but perhaps a bit too much if you put a whole sequined tanpura across the dress. I did like the unique clutches that were boxy and made to be like old cassettes and tape players – very 80’s pop culture style – nice but couldn’t get a clear shot ‘coz obviously, the models didn’t think they were all that cool and hid them in the dresses!! Too Bad.

 
Fashion in the Aisle
Liked the pockets

Missed - the clutch
Too musical to marry?


Inspired but Overdone

Now, this I like


Mind Your Head, Lady
I've seen better
Nice evening, nice concept, good music, even very good company, some nice styles - so what was missing? 

Hmmm… mostly the little things, as always – luxury is after all in the detail. So why were the hairdos so high that the models hit their heads when they entered the coach? No rehearsals? Or no mid-course correction perhaps? Why in a cultural heritage of fine art were the interiors of the train so coarse? Why were carvings so plain and the curtains missing the silk and extravagance of the south? What about the platform you use to get on the train? And couldn't we do just a short shuttle between stations to make it a truly exclusive experience?


Sometimes on the journey to luxury we suffer the bumps of mediocrity. Don’t settle for it.



About Beluxed Fashion
Conceptualised by 3 batch-mates in 2011, Beluxed Fashion is an online luxury fashion rental service that aims to bring an extended wardrobe to its members through leased access to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands.
Beluxed believes that luxury is not about ownership and flaunting expensive labels but about refinement and appreciating perfection in design and quality. Therefore, our philosophy is inclusive luxury for the practical fashionista.
Coming soon to India, Beluxed Fashion services will be available on a pan India basis through online subscription.
To stay updated and enter exciting contests please join our community on facebook/beluxedfashion

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dear Shoe addict: care to become a member of a Shoe Library with access to the absolute best Brands and Styles of Shoes!! PS: No buying mandatory.

Women love shoes and it’s no secret, the flaw usually shows up early and only grows stronger with time.
But as the addiction grows there comes the burden of guilt.

You try to stop yourself but the withdrawal symptoms are harsh, and you return to the addiction, enslaved by it, the joy marred by the voice at the back of your head.


There are those bitter-sweet moments when you splurge on something beautiful and expensive; and you feel the fleeting joy of victory (I got the absolute exact style I wanted in the very color I had hoped, I got my size, What extraordinary taste I have!) only to be immediately drowned in remorse. Maybe you hide your new buys and sneak them into your home, or give the mail-man a friend's address for delivery...that’s how it works, the addict yo-yos between ecstasy and anticipation one minute, and guilt and regret the next.

The sad part is shoe addicts are not “insecure shopaholics” they don’t need to buy for the sake of buying, it’s just that they are incurable beauty lovers and romantics, no- really!
To them every pair of shoes that they happen to fall in love with, are a work of art with the magical ability to lift you to a higher plane, quite literally sometimes.

It’s the joy of being in the proximity of such beauty, the feeling of being fully alive, the confidence that Fate will bend to your wishes, that matters…It’s the experience.
We understand. Totally.

But thank god- she must be a shoe lover too- you have options, or rather you will soon, just as soon as Beluxed sets up an online Shoe Library!

You won’t have to give up your love for shoes, and you won’t have to wait and invest in gold and stocks to get richer, with immediate effect you can start wearing all the best shoes from all the greatest shoe designers under the sun (think Choo, Louboutin, Blahnik, Paciotti, Zanotti, Skovgaard and every great shoe designer's name you can possibly conjure up), no matter where in the country you are , and  you don’t have to feel guilty, ever again!

Sounds too good, to be true?
Well, you had better believe it, because it's true! It's just a matter of time before we bring this service to you...

Beluxed Fashion will soon be bringing an online fashion rental service, where you will have a fabulous shoe library that would house have all the best shoes that you can ever hope to lay your toes on.

You can borrow, wear (gently, of course) and return them for a tiny fraction of their cost.
So you own less, yet wear more, feel less like a heartless shopaholic freak, and feel more satisfied!

How can you not want that? Of course you do!
After all, what is life, if you can’t even wear the Choos of your dreams and enjoy them
completely guilt-free?!