Beauty Fix: Holiday Skincare Kit

You wouldn’t want pesky skincare issues to interfere with your idyllic summer vacation. Here’s what you should pack to ensure your skin stays stress-free throughout your trip.

Miniatures From Forest Essentials

Whether you’re holidaying in the hills or on the beach, Forest Essential’s travel-size products are a must-have.

The Mashobra Honey and Vanilla scented hand and body lotion keeps your skin well hydrated, the shower gel cleanses gently and the shampoo fights bad hair days.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix 1

3-Step Cleansing From Clinique

Clinique’s patented 3-step cleansing ritual will shield your skin against temperamental weather. The mild liquid facial soap cleanses without irritating your skin, the clarifying lotion clears out pores, while the moisturizing lotion locks in hydration.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  2

Lakme Sunscreen From Shoppers Stop

Lakme 9 To 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen will shield against cancer-causing sunrays while keeping your skin matte and oil-free.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  3

Lip conditioner from MAC Cosmetics

Enriched with almond oil, shea butter, avocado extract, wheat germ oil and vitamins, this highly emollient lip balm can be used on bare lips or layered under a lipstick.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  4

Wise Words: B. C. Forbes

Moxie Media VR Wise Words

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

 

Fashion Fix: The 7 Comfiest Shoes For Summer

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Designers have been showing sympathy for our feet through the last few seasons. Where once they championed heels as high as humanly possible, now they’re all about sneakers, slides and gladiators. Even floaters, usually considered faux pas, are getting the nod of approval from fashion editors. Here’s what’s on our shopping list for the season: Blinged-out kicks from Adidas, summery flip-flops from Wildcraft, cutout ballet flats from Shoetree, glitzy slip-ons from Bata, bejeweled slippers from Regal, military-inspired sandals from Woodland, and wild moccassins from Pavers England at Reliance Footprint.

 

Wise Words: Warren Buffet

WiseWords

 

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

 

Fashion Fix: 10 Wardrobe Essentials For Every Surti (Part 2)

Last week we listed the top five items on our wardrobe essentials list. Here’s what you need to stock up on next:

6) Silk Sari

A rich silk like this woven ikat from Fabindia is a true investment piece.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 6

7) Dark Denim

Not only are dark washes more appropriate for a wider range of events than their lighter counterparts, they are also incredibly slimming. If there’s one pair of jeans you must own, let it be this one from Voi Jeans.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 7

8) Black Blouse

Few blouses look equally at home with a pencil skirt, leather pants or boyfriend jeans. There’s nothing this textured top from Vero Moda won’t complement.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 8

9) Solid Anarkali

With a solid base like this pink number from Jashn, you’re free to dress it up or down as you please. Delicate earrings make it appropriate for a morning puja while heavier kundan makes it dressy enough for an evening sangeet.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 9

10) Statement Jewellery

An attention-grabbing necklace from W is the quickest way to breathe new life into a well-worn top or kurta.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 10

Fashion Fix: 10 Wardrobe Essentials For Every Surti (Part 1)

If you hear yourself yelling, “I have nothing to wear” too often, maybe it’s time to rejig your wardrobe. This list of ten wardrobe essentials will make day-to-day dressing infinitely easier. Tick each one off as you scour the stores at VR Surat.

1) Classic White Shirt

There’s nothing more versatile than a crisp white shirt from United Colours of Benetton. Wear it over trousers or under a blazer and you’ve nailed stylish work-wear. Tone it down by pairing the shirt with distressed jeans or a traditional printed skirt.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 1

2) Ballet Flats

These tan ballerinas from Bata are stylish and comfortable to boot. Use them to dress up your jeans and shirt combination, and then seamlessly take the same pair into the night paired with a sexy cocktail dress. Your outfits (and feet!) will thank you.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 2

3) Smart Blazer

A well-tailored blazer goes a long way in elevating your look. You don’t have to stay in the neutral zone with blacks. Instead try a bold shade like red or an unpredictable white from Allen Solly to stand out from the crowd.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 3

4) Comfy Sneakers

Whether you wear them to the gym or to go buy groceries, sneakers are fast becoming a fashion statement. Prints and hi-tops were both big on the runway and this pair from Adidas fits the bill.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 4

5) Black Jeggings

Find an opaque pair like this one from ZARA and let them multitask as trousers or leggings when required.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 5

To be continued. 

Wise Words: Henry Ford

Moxie Media VR Wise Words Henry Ford

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

Fashion Fix: That 70’s Show

VR Surat is the go-to destination for the Surti who likes to stay updated with the latest fashion trends. This season on the runway, seventies-inspired styles made a big comeback. Think Parveen Babi’s bell-bottoms, Dimple Kapadia’s technicolour prints and Zeenat Aman’s fringed hippie-chic ensembles.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 3

Make heads turn in this artsy saree from Meena Bazaar, featuring printed oversized florals in striking colours.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 1

If you’re not entirely comfortable with billowing bell-bottoms, try a subtler take on the trend with these flared jeans from Levis.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 2

Fringe is usually tricky to style but this statement, fringed necklace from W on a solid blouse or dress is always a safe, yet stylish, bet.

Beat The Summer Heat In Style With Reliance Trends

With the launch of the exciting new Reliance Trends store at VR Surat, this retail hub cements its reputation as the ultimate fashion destination for stylish Surtis.

There’s something for everyone at Reliance Trends. Trend conscious young women should check out Rio, which has a vibrant range with en vogue designs, DNMX for jeans and funky t-shirts and Avaasa for a range of stunning Indian wear. If you’ve been on the lookout for interesting work-wear, Fig, Network and Netplay will have you covered. Panda and Frendz create adorable collections that babies and little children will fall in love with. If the heat is getting to you, try Pureza, a collection of pure cotton and linen shirts for men. Lastly, Performax and Graviti give you more incentive to hit the gym with an electrifying range of active outwear and innerwear on offer.

The highlight at Reliance Trends this season is their Spring-Summer collection with comfy, casual t-shirts and shirts paired with distressed jeans and bright kicks. Here are a few of our favourite pieces:

Moxie Media VR Reliance Trends 4

Moxie Media VR Reliance Trends 1

Reliance Trends truly is a one-stop shop. Not only does the store give you a wide range of products to purchase, they also tell you how to style a particular ensemble with the right accessories. All you need to do is reach out to their in-house fashion designer by email and your fashion woes will be gone.

Fashion Fix: Pretty In Pastels

Celebrate the start of summer by refreshing your winter wardrobe with some classic pieces in Easter Egg shades. A big trend on both global and Indian runways, you’ll find the soothing tones look lovely in modern separates from Marks & Spencer and Zara, delicate ethnic wear from Biba or Fab India or chic accessories from Clarks and Ray-Ban. Moxie Media VR Pastel 1

Make a strong statement at work with these soft yellow trousers from Zara or put together a laid-back look with fluid M&S separates in pink.

Moxie Media VR Pastel 2

White or tone-on-tone embroidery on pastel anarkalis from Fab India and BIBA make for elegant traditional wear.

Moxie Media VR Pastel 3

Put your best foot forward in yellow t-strap shoes from Clarks or channel a sultry 60s vibe in sky blue sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Five Installations You Must See At The Dumas Art Project

VR Surat transforms into a veritable art gallery for the Dumas Art Project 2015 from March 20 to April 12, 2015. If you haven’t had the chance to see this wonderful collection of art yet, here are five installations created by some of the most prominent and promising artists from across India, which you absolutely mustn’t miss.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-3

The Reverie Wagon (Cart of Hope) created by artist Aswad Sheikh references the humble handcart. The aim of this installation, Sheikh explains, is to make people understand that what they may see as trash might be a treasure for someone else.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-5

The Mudra (Hand) designed by Nayanjeet Nikam and Om Creations Trust represents the Swach Mumbai campaign, which aims to keep the city’s residential and public areas clean.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-2

Artists Reha Shishodia and Nayanjeet Nikam have conceptualized the Tree Of Life. It symbolizes wisdom, protection, beauty, redemption, abundance, strength and the grace of God.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-4

This life-sized installation of a camel was created with jute by Rajendra Chavan and Mukesh Mestry. Titled Touch The Life, this sculpture is embedded with taps to highlight the cause of water conservation.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-6

Artist Sumeeta Patil endeavours to create awareness about the importance of being united in India with a tromp l’oeil piece called Jana Gana Mana – Touch Everyone’s Heart.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-1

Artists Uttara Joshi, Anjum Motiwala and Deepti Nair created this modern sculpture called Contrapuntal – Melodies in Touch to depict singular forms and synchronous thoughts.

VR Surat invitees you to make the most of this unique experience where art comes alive in the heart of the city.

Fashion Fix: Three Ways To Wear White Pants

White trousers can be the ultimate basic in any Surti’s wardrobe once you get creative with how you style them. Unlike black, white has a fresh, modern and easy vibe to it that fits into any setting: work, weekend or wherever else. VR Surat gives you a plethora of options to choose from. Here are three favourites:

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 1

Slip on a bold-hued kurta from Global Desi on comfortable white trousers to create a contemporary ethnic look.

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 3

Pair white pants from ZARA with a flirty crop top for an elegant evening ensemble.

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 2

Wear a dark blazer with skinny white trousers from ONLY to make mundane workwear infinitely more interesting.

Beauty Fix: Holiday Skincare Kit

You wouldn’t want pesky skincare issues to interfere with your idyllic summer vacation. Here’s what you should pack to ensure your skin stays stress-free throughout your trip.

Miniatures From Forest Essentials

Whether you’re holidaying in the hills or on the beach, Forest Essential’s travel-size products are a must-have.

The Mashobra Honey and Vanilla scented hand and body lotion keeps your skin well hydrated, the shower gel cleanses gently and the shampoo fights bad hair days.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix 1

3-Step Cleansing From Clinique

Clinique’s patented 3-step cleansing ritual will shield your skin against temperamental weather. The mild liquid facial soap cleanses without irritating your skin, the clarifying lotion clears out pores, while the moisturizing lotion locks in hydration.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  2

Lakme Sunscreen From Shoppers Stop

Lakme 9 To 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen will shield against cancer-causing sunrays while keeping your skin matte and oil-free.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  3

Lip conditioner from MAC Cosmetics

Enriched with almond oil, shea butter, avocado extract, wheat germ oil and vitamins, this highly emollient lip balm can be used on bare lips or layered under a lipstick.

Moxie Media VR Holiday Beauty Fix  4

Wise Words: B. C. Forbes

Moxie Media VR Wise Words

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

 

Fashion Fix: The 7 Comfiest Shoes For Summer

Moxie Media VR 7 Shoes

Designers have been showing sympathy for our feet through the last few seasons. Where once they championed heels as high as humanly possible, now they’re all about sneakers, slides and gladiators. Even floaters, usually considered faux pas, are getting the nod of approval from fashion editors. Here’s what’s on our shopping list for the season: Blinged-out kicks from Adidas, summery flip-flops from Wildcraft, cutout ballet flats from Shoetree, glitzy slip-ons from Bata, bejeweled slippers from Regal, military-inspired sandals from Woodland, and wild moccassins from Pavers England at Reliance Footprint.

 

Wise Words: Warren Buffet

WiseWords

 

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

 

Fashion Fix: 10 Wardrobe Essentials For Every Surti (Part 2)

Last week we listed the top five items on our wardrobe essentials list. Here’s what you need to stock up on next:

6) Silk Sari

A rich silk like this woven ikat from Fabindia is a true investment piece.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 6

7) Dark Denim

Not only are dark washes more appropriate for a wider range of events than their lighter counterparts, they are also incredibly slimming. If there’s one pair of jeans you must own, let it be this one from Voi Jeans.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 7

8) Black Blouse

Few blouses look equally at home with a pencil skirt, leather pants or boyfriend jeans. There’s nothing this textured top from Vero Moda won’t complement.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 8

9) Solid Anarkali

With a solid base like this pink number from Jashn, you’re free to dress it up or down as you please. Delicate earrings make it appropriate for a morning puja while heavier kundan makes it dressy enough for an evening sangeet.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 9

10) Statement Jewellery

An attention-grabbing necklace from W is the quickest way to breathe new life into a well-worn top or kurta.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 10

Fashion Fix: 10 Wardrobe Essentials For Every Surti (Part 1)

If you hear yourself yelling, “I have nothing to wear” too often, maybe it’s time to rejig your wardrobe. This list of ten wardrobe essentials will make day-to-day dressing infinitely easier. Tick each one off as you scour the stores at VR Surat.

1) Classic White Shirt

There’s nothing more versatile than a crisp white shirt from United Colours of Benetton. Wear it over trousers or under a blazer and you’ve nailed stylish work-wear. Tone it down by pairing the shirt with distressed jeans or a traditional printed skirt.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 1

2) Ballet Flats

These tan ballerinas from Bata are stylish and comfortable to boot. Use them to dress up your jeans and shirt combination, and then seamlessly take the same pair into the night paired with a sexy cocktail dress. Your outfits (and feet!) will thank you.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 2

3) Smart Blazer

A well-tailored blazer goes a long way in elevating your look. You don’t have to stay in the neutral zone with blacks. Instead try a bold shade like red or an unpredictable white from Allen Solly to stand out from the crowd.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 3

4) Comfy Sneakers

Whether you wear them to the gym or to go buy groceries, sneakers are fast becoming a fashion statement. Prints and hi-tops were both big on the runway and this pair from Adidas fits the bill.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 4

5) Black Jeggings

Find an opaque pair like this one from ZARA and let them multitask as trousers or leggings when required.

Moxie Media VR 10 Essentials 5

To be continued. 

Wise Words: Henry Ford

Moxie Media VR Wise Words Henry Ford

Source: Despreneur.com

Learn more about Virtuous Retail here.

Fashion Fix: That 70’s Show

VR Surat is the go-to destination for the Surti who likes to stay updated with the latest fashion trends. This season on the runway, seventies-inspired styles made a big comeback. Think Parveen Babi’s bell-bottoms, Dimple Kapadia’s technicolour prints and Zeenat Aman’s fringed hippie-chic ensembles.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 3

Make heads turn in this artsy saree from Meena Bazaar, featuring printed oversized florals in striking colours.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 1

If you’re not entirely comfortable with billowing bell-bottoms, try a subtler take on the trend with these flared jeans from Levis.

Moxie Media VR That 70s Show 2

Fringe is usually tricky to style but this statement, fringed necklace from W on a solid blouse or dress is always a safe, yet stylish, bet.

Beat The Summer Heat In Style With Reliance Trends

With the launch of the exciting new Reliance Trends store at VR Surat, this retail hub cements its reputation as the ultimate fashion destination for stylish Surtis.

There’s something for everyone at Reliance Trends. Trend conscious young women should check out Rio, which has a vibrant range with en vogue designs, DNMX for jeans and funky t-shirts and Avaasa for a range of stunning Indian wear. If you’ve been on the lookout for interesting work-wear, Fig, Network and Netplay will have you covered. Panda and Frendz create adorable collections that babies and little children will fall in love with. If the heat is getting to you, try Pureza, a collection of pure cotton and linen shirts for men. Lastly, Performax and Graviti give you more incentive to hit the gym with an electrifying range of active outwear and innerwear on offer.

The highlight at Reliance Trends this season is their Spring-Summer collection with comfy, casual t-shirts and shirts paired with distressed jeans and bright kicks. Here are a few of our favourite pieces:

Moxie Media VR Reliance Trends 4

Moxie Media VR Reliance Trends 1

Reliance Trends truly is a one-stop shop. Not only does the store give you a wide range of products to purchase, they also tell you how to style a particular ensemble with the right accessories. All you need to do is reach out to their in-house fashion designer by email and your fashion woes will be gone.

Fashion Fix: Pretty In Pastels

Celebrate the start of summer by refreshing your winter wardrobe with some classic pieces in Easter Egg shades. A big trend on both global and Indian runways, you’ll find the soothing tones look lovely in modern separates from Marks & Spencer and Zara, delicate ethnic wear from Biba or Fab India or chic accessories from Clarks and Ray-Ban. Moxie Media VR Pastel 1

Make a strong statement at work with these soft yellow trousers from Zara or put together a laid-back look with fluid M&S separates in pink.

Moxie Media VR Pastel 2

White or tone-on-tone embroidery on pastel anarkalis from Fab India and BIBA make for elegant traditional wear.

Moxie Media VR Pastel 3

Put your best foot forward in yellow t-strap shoes from Clarks or channel a sultry 60s vibe in sky blue sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Five Installations You Must See At The Dumas Art Project

VR Surat transforms into a veritable art gallery for the Dumas Art Project 2015 from March 20 to April 12, 2015. If you haven’t had the chance to see this wonderful collection of art yet, here are five installations created by some of the most prominent and promising artists from across India, which you absolutely mustn’t miss.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-3

The Reverie Wagon (Cart of Hope) created by artist Aswad Sheikh references the humble handcart. The aim of this installation, Sheikh explains, is to make people understand that what they may see as trash might be a treasure for someone else.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-5

The Mudra (Hand) designed by Nayanjeet Nikam and Om Creations Trust represents the Swach Mumbai campaign, which aims to keep the city’s residential and public areas clean.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-2

Artists Reha Shishodia and Nayanjeet Nikam have conceptualized the Tree Of Life. It symbolizes wisdom, protection, beauty, redemption, abundance, strength and the grace of God.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-4

This life-sized installation of a camel was created with jute by Rajendra Chavan and Mukesh Mestry. Titled Touch The Life, this sculpture is embedded with taps to highlight the cause of water conservation.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-6

Artist Sumeeta Patil endeavours to create awareness about the importance of being united in India with a tromp l’oeil piece called Jana Gana Mana – Touch Everyone’s Heart.

Moxie Media VR Dumas 2-1

Artists Uttara Joshi, Anjum Motiwala and Deepti Nair created this modern sculpture called Contrapuntal – Melodies in Touch to depict singular forms and synchronous thoughts.

VR Surat invitees you to make the most of this unique experience where art comes alive in the heart of the city.

Fashion Fix: Three Ways To Wear White Pants

White trousers can be the ultimate basic in any Surti’s wardrobe once you get creative with how you style them. Unlike black, white has a fresh, modern and easy vibe to it that fits into any setting: work, weekend or wherever else. VR Surat gives you a plethora of options to choose from. Here are three favourites:

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 1

Slip on a bold-hued kurta from Global Desi on comfortable white trousers to create a contemporary ethnic look.

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 3

Pair white pants from ZARA with a flirty crop top for an elegant evening ensemble.

Moxie Media VR Fashion Fix White Pants 2

Wear a dark blazer with skinny white trousers from ONLY to make mundane workwear infinitely more interesting.