Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scarlet & Mint and Win a give-away

Scarlet & Mint is a sophisticated and chic Indian brand appealing to the modern woman, to suit her each day with a varied range of shoes, bags, clutches and funky accessories. Their collections are colorful, sophisticated and glamorous and bring the latest global fashion to India. Their shoes, bags and accessories are absolutely divine!

In conversation with Scarlet and Mint to know more about the fashion brand

First of all – what a cool name!

S: (laughs) I’m glad you like the name! It took us a while to come up with it, but we both love it and think it’s really representative of our style.

M: That was certainly the aim of it, at any rate! And psst... they’re our initials as well!

So how did Scarlet and Mint come about?

S: I don’t feel like there is a fashion brand that speaks to me in India! Like most women today, I’m quite busy – and what I was really looking for was a brand that curated the best stuff out there for me. This is when I reached out to M...

M: ... Yes, S always comes to me with her fashion woes! J I’ve worked in a number of global fashion brands and have wanted to start my own brand. At the moment I am based in Shanghai, where I see a lot of the latest global trends – from the traditional fashion centres of Europe and US, to Asian fashion influences like Japan and Korea.

That’s interesting – tell me a bit more about your individual styles.

M: I’d describe my style as “classic”. I have a big collection of vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s and, of course, I have a massive collection of heels! For me, shoes make or break an outfit.

S:  Generally speaking, I am a bit of an understated dresser, but I do love to give my outfit a bit of an edge with a pair of studded heels or something. And of course, M gives me makeovers every so often, which I love!

M: Oh, and I love Deepika Padukone’s style! She really nails the “classic with a modern twist” look!

So is that what Scarlet and Mint is about? Classic with a modern twist?

M: That’s pretty spot on! I’d describe our brand as: colourful, sophisticated, glamorous and sexy.

What can we expect to see in your launch collection?

M: Our launch collection has shoes, handbags and jewellery. We’re looking at a lot of warm tones: reds, fuchsias and some orange. We’ve also got some gorgeous prints in there. We have tried to keep the heels clean but in bright colours, while the flats are more playful with studs and crystals.

And how do you see Scarlet and Mint evolving over the next few years?

S: We’ll certainly extend our product range, but we want to be more than just another fashion brand and really engage with our audience. So that would include things like style tips for different events, getting a makeover and giving like-minded people a community board to interact with each other in.

Sounds exciting! What’s the best way to keep abreast of your progress?

S: Keeping checking out our Facebook page and our website!

Exciting News!!!! We have a fabulous goody to give away. The folks at Scarlet & Mint are giving you a chance to win a gorgeous woven crystal clutch. Click here for more details.


And as always we’re keeping it really simple.

To win,                                                              

1. Click here to check out our collection on our website.

2. Like Scarlet and Mint on Facebook

3. Fill in the blank, Scarlet & Mint's collection is _________ . You can leave the comment below this post. Please log in to your Gmail account while leaving your comment below, anonymous entries will not be valid


Contest closes on the 26th of May and is open to all readers with India shipping address. So hurry!!
Thanks Scarlet & Mint for hosting this lovely give-away. All the best everyone!! Stay tuned on my Facebook page to find out the winner.
Images via Scarlet & Mint

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Art by Aneesha Modi

Aneesha Modi, a self taught artist based in Ludhiana, embraced art during the past one year and became popular through exhibitions. She uses different mediums to experiment art depicting Indian traditions and folklore. Besides canvas she paints on tea pots, trunks, kettles and plates and other everyday lifestyle products. Aneesha has always managed to let her imagination take shape through rich colours.

Here are some of her beautiful art pieces


Click here to browse through her beautiful work and you can write to her at as she undertakes customization as well.

Images via Aneesha Modi


Friday, May 16, 2014

A late night post......

I know I haven’t posted in a while….these last two weeks has been hectic as my toddler started school. I had to make sure it’s a smooth sail for her, giving her focused positive attention and am enjoying being soaked in her stories from her school.  And then there is the occasional flu that she brings home that keeps me even busier which I am so not looking forward to!! And making sure I get a share of it as well with great love! All in the name of increasing one’s immunity I guess…In short I am going to catch on lots of rest over this weekend, sipping on hot lemon tea and I hope to reply to all my emails that is overflowing in my inbox.

I hope you all had an amazing week and wishing you a fantastic weekend…. Hope to blog with more inspirations soon. Missed you all!

Image is clicked by me


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Winners for India Circus give-away

Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response for the India Circus give-away. Thank you Linda, Shalsoman, Anoopa Susan, Patricia Torres, Reshma Sharma, Priti Singh, Vaishali, Sarah, Colourfully_yours, Anusha, Party of 5, Shilpa George for participating in the give-away!!

The winners are Reshma Sharma and Anoopa Susan!!!!!

Congratulations Reshma and Anoopa!!!!! Please email me ( ) your shipping address to receive the give-aways and don’t forget to send me a picture with it! Meanwhile there are lot more give-aways and offers coming up so if you didn’t win, you will be lucky the next time!

Image via India Circus