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Life | Summer '16 Snapshots

The sky is a clear blue, I've switched to my ever faithful shorts and the margarita pitcher is almost mandatory on those sweltering afternoons. That's because a summer state of mind has definitely set in; so much so that 'Summer Lovin' is playing on loop in my head! It never needs to be reiterated how much of a summer girl I am, so I was a happy camper recently when there was a spell of sunny weather back home, which had me basking in my happy place and admiring magnificent sunsets.

So as the sultry season finally makes it's way to the city, the snapshots of my summer break are just what we need. Fair warning though, these shots might just make you book your vacay tickets, stat!

An image of seaside sunset with mountains and pink bougainvillea flowers on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of a woman walking through a crowded market place candidly looking back as she wears sunglasses and a hat over her short hair on a summer holiday break in Goa, India



An image of a fresh and raw clam seafood ready to be cooked on a summer holiday break in Goa, India


An image of a night landscape with trees and buildings in the background with a cloudy sky and lightning strikingon a summer holiday break in Goa, India


An image of a wide brimmed hat, pebbled and thick frame sunglasses at the beachside on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of sheep and cattle grazing in a meadow landscape on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

 An image of a bicycle with a basket against a brick wall with white flowers on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of sparklers and fireworks at a wedding celebration on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of fishermen casting their fishing nets in a river from a boat on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of a glass of white wine and a black satin box clutch purse against a bokeh background on a summer holiday break in Goa, India

An image of a woman standing by the sea on the shore of a beach wearing a maxi dress and holding a hat on a summer holiday break in Goa, India


Photography: Raynor Pereira / Style File


So, how's your summer going so far?

xo
Dayle

Beauty | Trend spotting at Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2016

Being the prime duty of any serious fashion week savant, I always have my eye on the catwalk to see what the Fashion Gods have in store. This time as I juggled roles, things were a little different. As my time was dedicated to being on top of my job as a beauty editor, it felt like I was slipping on a new pair of shoes. I'm a fashion girl at my core but my focus on slick updos and punchy lip colours shone a light on the beauty aspect of Lakmé Fashion Week.

This led me to to report back to Style File on some of the hottest beauty looks that are fresh off the S/R 2016 ramp of Lakmé Fashion Week. Keeping in sync with the 'Illuminate and Shine' theme by Lakmé, this season saw its fair share of luminosity with glitter eyes and jeweled hair barrettes. Here's me reporting for duty with the bounty of beauty trends that caught my eye at the latest edition of Lakmé Fashion Week.

A model wears glitter on her eye lids and a low slung ponytail for Amit Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
A stellar sparkling eye was the highlight of the look at Amit Aggarwal's show

A model wears winged eye liner and red crystal lips for Nikhil Thampi by the Lakme Salon and Monica Dogra and Anusha Dandekar wear dark lips and septum rings for Payal Singhal at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
(L-R) Presented by the Lakmé Salon, Nikhil Thampi's show saw winged eyeliner, bejeweled hairpieces and red crystal lips // Monica Dogra and Anusha Dandekar stun in side-swept curls and septum rings for Payal Singhal 
Models wear tight curls with a side parting and cornrows with an orange lip and metallic flash tattoo choker for Masaba Gupta at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
Apart from her fiery chili print, Masaba Gupta defined hot with side-parted cornrows and tight curls, metallic flash tattoo chokers paired with punchy orange lips

Singer Anushka Manchanda wear straight hair and fringe with blue eyelashes for designer Three at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
Anushka Manchanda played showstopper for Three in blunt bangs, straight hair and blue eyelashes

A model wears light brown hair and brown lips for Monisha Jaising by Magnum and Shraddha Kapoor wears blue cat eye makeup for Masaba Gupta with a FitBit at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
(L-R) Sinfully chocolately hair, gold eye lids and decadent brown lips at Monisha Jaising which was sponsored by (no guesses) Magnum // Shraddha Kapoor strikes a pose for Masaba Gupta in blue graphic cat eye makeup and peach lips to match her FitBit
 
Models wear dutch braids and boxer braids with red lips and highlighted cheekbones for Anita Dongre at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
Dutch braids and boxer braids paired with bold red lips and strobed skin at Anita Dongre's show

Models wear wet hair which is pulled back into a ponytail and pencil shaving ruffles for Amita Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
Wet slicked back hair to complement the pencil shaving ruffles at Amit Aggarwal's show

A model wears a messy bun with loose curls and flowers in her hair for Verb at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
A messy bun with loose waves and flowers tucked into the hair at VERB

Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon wears beach waves and bronze eye makeup and glowing cheeks for Monisha Jaising at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 at St. Regis, Mumbai
Lisa Haydon looked like a goddess in beach waves and bronzed makeup as the showstopper for Monisha Jaising

Photography: Raynor Pereira / Style File

It's a refreshing feeling to see that so many of these trends can be transformed from the runway to reality as well. From the summer ready orange lips to the dramatic blue eyes, one look at these beauty trends is all I need to get ready for summer!

xo
Dayle

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