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Swimsuits | Monochrome summer

Swimsuits | Monochrome summer

White swimsuit with silver detail, Diesel, Rs14,065; ‘Graphic’ bracelet, Rs6,000, crystal bracelet, Rs19,500, ‘Donatella’ pearl ring, Rs8,895, all from Swarovski; ankle-strap sandal, Nine West, Rs3,300.

Sunshine yellow

Canary yellow draped swimsuit, Shrivan Narresh, Rs8,799; digital watch, Aldo Accessories, Rs1,250; metal and enamel flower pendant, Bungalow 8, Rs2,900; yellow sunglasses by Cream from Bombay Electric, Rs3,900; golden-hoop earrings, Colaba Causeway, Rs100.

Purple haze

Maillot with metal and crystal detail, Christian Dior, Rs24,790; gold and crystal bangles, Rs3,700 (for two sets), gold and crystal ring, Rs1,050, both from Aldo Accessories; golden-hoop earrings, Colaba Causeway, Rs100; leather pumps with laces, Tod’s, Rs35,000.

Black label

Black monokini, Mango, Rs2,250; ‘Damage’ pendant, Swarovski, Rs20,945; black beaded bangle, Bungalow 8, Rs1,200; black plastic bracelet, Nine West, Rs1,400; engraved resin cuff in black and white, Chanel, Rs68,000; black and gold metal cuff, Aldo Accessories, Rs850; leather and net platform stilettos, Christian Dior, Rs34,840.

Rosy dew

Hot pink monokini, Undercolors of Benetton, Rs1,999; fish scale and geometric enamel bangles, Rs4,800 each, and round enamel bangle, Rs3,900, all from Cream at Bombay Electric; pink glitter bangle, Colaba Causeway, Rs75; crystal ‘Granada’ drop earrings, Swarovski, Rs7,300.


Summer secrets

Pakhi Mohanani of The Makeup Lounge in Bandra, Mumbai, tells you why less is always more in summer.

The key to hot season make-up is to use as little as possible. It’s very tough to maintain a fully made-up face in the heat and humidity. Excess foundation runs easily, and will make your skin look patchy instead of giving it a smooth look.


Keep the skin matt. Dewy skin looks beautiful at other times, but during the summer it looks sticky. Use a mattifying cream, or a skin primer, to control excess oil secretion, and instead of a liquid base, use a powder foundation over it—remember not to use too much. It should be very basic for summer.


Colour pencils are a lot of fun, easy, and just lift your look without looking too made-up. Use bright-coloured ones such as lilac, turquoise, green and yellow. Apply it either like a defined eyeliner, as they did in the 1960s, or like kohl on the inside of the lower eyelid, with a muted eyeshadow on the upper lid. Mascara on the upper and lower lashes opens up your eyes and allows the kohl colour to show.

Lips and cheeks

Pink lips are currently in trend— experiment with any colour from the pink family. Just keep the lips light and glossy.

For cheeks, contour under your cheekbones with a matt brown blusher and then use a bronzer or shimmery pink blusher on the cheekbones. This gives a well-contoured, structured look.

(The Makeup Lounge is conducting a three-day workshop on applying eye make-up, 5-7 June. Cost: Rs4,000, which includes make-up and brushes provided for the duration of the workshop. Contact 022-6524 0451)

The photographs were shot at Mocha Mojo, Bandra. The 1970s-themed restaurant features iconic album art, psychedelic patterns, love seats and retro décor, with red dominating the colour palette.


Where to get it

Aldo Accessories: Atria mall, Worli, and Inorbit mall, Malad, Mumbai; Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi

Bombay Electric: Colaba, Mumbai

Bungalow 8: Colaba, Mumbai

Boudoir London: Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai

Chanel: Chanel Boutique, The Imperial, New Delhi

Christian Dior: DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Colaba Causeway: Colaba, Mumbai

Diesel: Coming soon

Mango: At all Mango stores in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi

Nine West: Ambience mall, Gurgaon; Atria mall, Worli, and Linking Road, Mumbai; Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi

Shrivan Narresh: 3006, 1st floor, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon. Email: shrivannarresh@gmail.com

Swarovski: At select Swarovski stores

Tod’s: UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore; The Galleria, Nariman Point, Mumbai; DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Undercolors of Benetton: South City mall, Kolkata; Colaba Causeway, Mumbai; M-Block Market, Greater Kailash-I, and South Extension, Part I, New Delhi


Photographer: Sharukh Master

Model: Sanda Caktas, Inega Model Management

Make-up and hair: Pakhi Mohanani for The Makeup Lounge, Bandra, Mumbai

Styling: Parizaad Khan and Rachana Nakra/Mint

Location: Mocha Mojo, Bandra, Mumbai


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