Personal Style | Daily diary: Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 16

April is about to bid adieu and extremely quickly may I add, because I can recall the first day of the month like it happened yesterday. It all began at the Summer/Resort 2016 edition of Lakmé Fashion Week. While my boys handled Style File with ease; being a beauty editor meant five days of non-stop shows, interviews and coverage, all while looking fabulous.

Fashion week has always been the event to put your style quotient on display (without crossing the line of trying too hard and looking like a circus) So this time, I decided to push my own fashion boundaries, just a little bit. While I retained my own personal style sensibilities within each look, I took it a notch higher, from dramatic lips to statement sneakers..

Polaroids of the personal style outfits worn by fashion blogger Dayle Pereira from Style File at Lakme Fashion Week at the St. Regis hotel

Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week saw a burst of activity and hence, shooting for this post flew out of my mind. Thankfully, I snapped this rare selfie of my look before the day was underway. I complemented my pastel pink outfit with defined lashes and otherwise bare eyes, strobed skin and a muted mauve lipstick.

Day 2 of Lakmé Fashion Week: Being high on energy and excited for the days to come, I went with a 'too cool to care' vibe. I paired a black detailed romper with bright accessories which included a girly watch, reflective aviators, a half bun in my hair and of course, my neon statement sneakers.

Style File fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wears a ruffled black romper with neon sneakers, a pink watch, reflective aviators and a half bun hairstyle at Lakme Fashion Week

Topshop black tank top {London} | Rare black ruffed romper {London} | Golddigga colourful sneakers {London} | Forever 21 reflective aviators | Forever 21 canvas tote | Zaza watch [Previously seen here]

Day 3 of Lakmé Fashion Week: Being the summer resort season, I wanted my look to say that. That's why I chose an all-white outfit by pairing a peplum crop top with palazzo pants. I then complemented the outfit with a tan tote, matching clogs, a chunky charm bracelet and a gold hairband.

Style File fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wears an eyelet peplum crop top and linen palazzo pants with a tan tote bag, tan clogs a charm bracelet and a leaf hairband at Lakme Fashion Week

Topshop peplum crop top | Westside crochet trim palazzo pants | Citywalk lazercut clogs [Previously seen here] | Street stall bought leaf hairband {Colaba Causeway} | Zara tote | Aldo charm bracelet

Day 4 of Lakmé Fashion Week - This is where I pushed myself the furthest. Dungarees, as a clothing item, reek of me so I paired it with a bodysuit and went for a 'skater-girl' vibe. That included hand-drawn sneakers, a messy bob, stark purple lips and a backpack. Bam! My personal favorite look of the season right there.

Style File fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wears black dungarees over a whitesuit with purple lips, a messy bob, sneakers and a backpack at Lakme Fashion Week
Topshop bodysuit {London} | Warehouse dungarees {London} | Miss Benett backpack | Self designed Vans sneakers [Previously seen here] | Colourpop ultra matte lipstick in 'Lychee'

Day 5 of Lakmé Fashion Week: By the fag end of Lakmé Fashion Week, I was running on very little sleep and far too much coffee. Yet, I was determined to look effortlessly chic right until the finale night. That's why I chose simple dark florals and experimented with matching burgundy accessories, a curly bob and dark lips.

Style File fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wears a dark floral skater dress with a maroon micro bag, burgundy clogs, wavy bob and oxblood lips at Lakme Fashion Week

Dorothy Perkins floral dress | Forever 21 burgundy micro messenger bag | Forever 21 burgundy clogs | L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds in 'Pure Garnet' lipstick [Reviewed here]

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File

Hope you liked my outfits from Lakmé Fashion Week so don't forget to tell me which one was your favorite!


Life | Snapshots at Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2016

As with every bi-annual fashion season, the curtains closed with the extravaganza that is Lakmé Fashion Week. While Style File has been exclusively covering the event live for years now, this summer resort season was like nothing I've ever experienced. This time around, it was a jam-packed five days of juggling interviews and makeup decodes as a beauty editor as my boys smoothly handled the blog.

From wrapping up the day at 4am to being washed over with the beauty of some amazing shows to even being featured for street style on the LYF terrace; it was immense! Actually, even immense is an understatement because it was magical and exhausting while continuing to amaze me and I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's a peek of what transpired during the five days of Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2016.

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha is the showstopper for fashion designer Anita Dongre in a white shirt and blue skirt at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
Sonakshi Sinha made sure Anita Dongre had a twirl-wind of a show!
Fashion designer Amit Aggarwal showcases neon gowns under blue lights and a model wears blue mascara on her eyelashes on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
(L) Neon rules at Amit Aggarwal / (R) Just a touch of blue on the lashes

A model wears a red crystal lip, crystal bejewelled hair piece and a large hairstyle by the Lakme Salon at Nikhil Thampi's show at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
The beauty highlight that was the Nikhil Thampi's show with crystal red lips, big hair and bejeweled hair pieces by the Lakmé salon
Bollywood celebrities Monica Dogra and Anusha Dandekar are the showstopper for fashion designer Payal Singhal in matching brocade crop top and maxi skirts seperates at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai 
(L) Monica Dogra and Anusha Dandekar redefine 'sisters before misters' at Payal Singhal / (R) A spectator cuts a suave figure post the show
The final walk by models on the ramp in tie-dye, ombre sneakers and layers at [Ka][Sha] by Karishma Shahani
[Ka][Sha]'s final fierce walk in ombre canvas shoes and colourful layers
Masaba Gupta introduced the chilli print and tassel saree as Tanieya Khanuja's model lined up on the runway in while while I shot for a personal style outfit post at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
(L) Masaba Gupta introduces the tassel saree with the chili print / (C) I'm caught unaware while shooting my outfit / (R) Tanieya Khanuja's soldiers in white get into formation
Braided coiled buns, bright colours and statement necklaces seen on models at the Doubt Is Out by Ajio at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
Ajio's Doubt Is Out show was peppered with coiled braided buns and heavy necklaces
Watching the preshow introductory film by Amit Aggarwal as a model posed in a bright red dress at fashion designer VERB's show at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
(L) The pre-show film by Amit Aggarwal that gave me the heebie-jeebies / (R) A model strikes a pose in red at Verb's show
The final line-up of models in threadwork imagery and faces in pastels at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
The immensely popular Aiman boasts of a fabulous line-up
Pastel pinafore's being spotted at fashion designer Nishka Lulla's show as ollywood actress Bhumika Pednekar is the showstopper for fashion brand SVA in a cream lehenga at Lakme Fashion Week at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai
(L) Nishka Lulla brings back the pinafore in pastels / (R) Bhumika Pednekar looks divine as the showstopper for SVA

Photography: Raynor Pereira / Style File

Hope you like the snapshots and get set for a deeper look into the fantastic fashion week that was!





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