The Red Notebook Completes a Year

The Red Notebook completes a year

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So it’s been a year of blogging and working on some amazing projects. The journey till date has enriched me as a person and trust me, it wasn’t a smooth ride at all. I was juggling various hats. Being a working mum, stylist and blogger did take a toll on me but I was definitely enjoying being in the zone. The idea of The Red Notebook was just coined in a coffee shop. It was cut and refined further over a series of facetime discussions. I still remember our first shoot when my lovely friends Priyanka and Jas recreated the vision I had in my head. When I look back at the shoot I realise how much I have learned over the last year. Continue reading

London Fashion Week SS15 Diary

Five days full of fashion madness have finally come to an end. Another year and another fun fashion week is over. One of the most stylish cities in the world hosted London Fashion Week SS15 to showcase a range of design talent from across the globe. From the big fashion houses to discovering new talent, London Fashion Week had it all. Attending Fashion Week fills me with excitement as a fashion enthusiast, and I love this buzz. I spent day one discover some new talent and attending some brilliant fashion shows. Here is a list of shows I experienced on Day 1.

JAMIE WEI HUANG

Jamie’s SS15 collection is inspired on a basic idea of the human existence within urban society. SS15 collection takes the fundamentals of a variety of sporting uniform and equipment varying from bicycle bags, skiwear and basketball shorts. A fascinating contrast when combined with elements that are inspired from industry professions such as the ‘London banker’ Here a are few of my favourite pieces from the collection.

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JAMIE WEI HUANG SS15

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Beach Holiday Outfit Ideas

Beach holidays are ever so refreshing. I get a sense of calmness just by looking at the blue water. I love beach holiday, actually who doesn’t. I need it at least once a year to get me going. This year I had an opportunity to explore some hidden and quiet beaches along the coast of southern Italy in Puglia.

When it comes to beach dressing it has to be effortless and fuss free. Something that can be multi-purpose: both a cover up and an outfit. Today I share two outfits with you that are ideal for spending an afternoon/evening stroll on the beach.

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Introducing Hybrid Fashion

If you are looking for fitted tailored dresses for a special occasion then do explore Hybrid Fashion online. I recently came across this brand and it offers some great styles. As a stylist I am always on the lookout for inspiring online fashion brands and these days where there are plethora of them selling fast fashion, it can be quiet a daunting experience to find your perfect dress.

Hybrid fashion offers some great feminine style dresses to flatter your body shape. If you are bit body conscious then take support from shapewear which will help you look flawless and confident throughout. There is a great range of dresses available on Hybrid, right from workwear to eveningwear and even race day dresses. Choose from a range of bodycon dresses to accentuate your curves and create an ultra chic look for special occasions.

I have selected a few of my favorites from the collection. Checkout the dresses below and do read the styling tips. I hope they come in handy when you are creating your special look.

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Shorts in the city

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Shorts in the city

Great British summer is spreading its wings over London and it’s now time to make the most of it. I personally think summer is the best time to be in London. For most it’s the holiday season but if you truly want to make the most of London and British summer then stay put. This is the time to enjoy after office drinks, lazy summer picnics and just a glass of red wine in your backyard.Say goodbye to heavy layers and infuse some freshness to your light summer wardrobe. Continue reading

Follow me in Puglia Part 2

 

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White cone roof houses , Trulli Alberobello

On Day 2 of our holiday in Puglia, in southern Italy, we drove down to Alberobello. The very reason we planned our holiday was to visit the ancient white cone roof houses called Trullis in Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site. What we didn’t realise that it’s a very popular tourist destination and even in the non-holiday season there are queues to get into the city. Arpit’s broken Italian came in very handy when asking for directions, as the GPS didn’t take us to the main parking area. Continue reading

Ancient town of Conversano

Follow me in Puglia – Part 1

During this Easter break we decided to visit Italy for our annual holiday. The reason why we chose Italy was because of this song. Both me and Arpit fell in love with the beautiful white cone-roofed houses. We did some research to figure out the exact location of the scenic places featured in the video. Finally we were able to trace the place down to Puglia in southern Italy.  Continue reading

Latest updates from The Red Notebook

I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
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Hello everyone. Some new developments at our end so today’s post is to update you with the latest happenings at The Red Notebook.

New website 

The Red Notebook website is now revamped and has a new look. We also have a new logo. The website will now showcase my stylist portfolio and an online lookbook which is a collection of various looks I have styled on myself and others .

In the past few months I have worked with some established make-up artist and photographers over a range a styling projects. My final work is now online. You can review my full portfolio here.

The Red Notebook stylist portfolio

The Red Notebook stylist portfolio

The Red Notebook Lookbook

The Red Notebook Lookbook

The Red Notebook Services

I have also launched a range of styling services and I am available for any sponsored styling projects or fashion blog posts. Checkout of my styling services here. Continue reading

One Dress Two Looks

Indian-fashion-blog-uk-LondonToday’s blog post follows on from the brand collaboration post I did last month with Jara Wine. Today I’ll be talking about how you can style a little red dress for a day as well as a night look.

For my lookbook styling shoot with Jara I selected this eye-catching red Coco Rouge Dress from Jara’s limited edition collection. All of Jara’s clothes are made in UK using pure fabrics and that’s why the fabric feels silky smooth on your skin. Continue reading