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Photographs by Sharukh Master

Model: Danuta De Cass ia Nunes Tiburcio/Toabh Model Management, Mumbai

Styled by Rachana Nakra/Mint

Make-up: Stafford Braganza, Lancome

Hair: Natasha Nasta, Art Director, Juice

Location: Courtesy WTF, Khar, Mumbai

Red light:Cutwork jacket with sequinned appliqué, Nachiket Barve, Rs34,350; beige and black bustier, Lecoanet Hemant, Rs7,440; distressed denim with sequin detailing, OVS Industry, Rs2,399; necklace with acrylic flowers and glass beads covered with zari crochet, and Swarovski, St Erasmus, Rs11,900; green crystal ring, Swarovski, Rs10,500; red pumps, Just Cavalli, Rs20,000; and blue handbag with chain strap, Versace, approx. Rs1.9 lakh.

Make-up diaries

Head make-up artist for Lancome, Stafford Braganza, first primed Danuta’s skin for make-up, using a light moisturizer, Hydrazen. To give her skin a natural glow, he used Teint Miracle as base . To contour the face, Braganza used Tropics Mineral bronzer on the hollow of her cheeks and added a touch of Eclat Miracle serum, which is a radiance booster. He added colour to her cheeks with Blush Subtil in a soft coral.

Braganza primed her lips with Primordiale lip balm. He lined and filled her lips with L’Contour Pro in 107. He used Absolut Rouge 153 lipstick and then topped it off with Creme de Brillance in 47.

The eyes were kept light to complement the bright lips. Braganza used Macadam grey kohl pencil and then finished the look with Hypnose Drama mascara. Later the eyes were highlighted with a blue smokey look. For that Braganza used Ombre Absolue Duo in Blue Moon. He rimmed the inside of her lids with Noir black kohl pencil and finished off with the mascara.

Get the look

Floral tribute:White printed T-shirt, Diesel, Rs2,595; denim dungarees, Gas, Rs3,700; floral printed tights, Vero Moda, Rs545; purple booties, Diesel, Rs8,245; white handbag with heart, Love Moschino, Rs16,000, pearl bracelet with flower, Accessorize, Rs745; and black and white crystal bracelet, Swarovski, Rs19,000.

• Women who prefer a more bold and dramatic look can try colours other than the traditional brown, blonde, brunette or black

• Bright red or dark red makes a style statement. Incorporate these in highlights or have a uniform red tone all over. But red is also a very high maintenance colour

• Orange red tone or copper red shades look great on a fair complexion and add warmth to the skin tone

• Deep purple is currently very trendy. Going all purple may be a bit too much so you can opt for highlights or very chunky panelling.

Threadbare:Beige bikini top, part of set, Shrivan Narresh, Rs10,088; beige embroidered denim, Just Cavalli, Rs15,000; chunky bracelets with pearls, Swarovski crystals and glass beads, all sowed in with zari thread crochet, both St Erasmus, Rs13,400 each; white bow belt, Red Valentino, Rs13,500; chunky crystal necklace, Swarovski, Rs18,000; dull gold sequinned bangles, Rs1,095 each, and black and silver bangles, Rs745 each, all Accessorize.

Accessorize: All Accessorize stores countrywide.

Diesel: UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore; Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai; and Ambience mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Gas: Shoppers Stop, Andheri, Mumbai J Brand: Denim Story, Marine Drive, Mumbai

Just Cavalli: DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Lecoanet Hemant: MG Road, New Delhi

Love Moschino: The Collective, Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Nachiket Barve: Available on order; call 022-66912972

OVS Industry: Mantri Square mall, Malleswaram, Bangalore; Express Avenue mall, Royapettah High Road, Chennai; and Ambience mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Red Valentino: The Collective, Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Shrivan Narresh: 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

s.Oliver: Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai; and Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi

St Erasmus: White, 31, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Swarovski: All Swarovski stores countrywide

Vero Moda: All Vero Moda stores countrywide

Versace: The Galleria, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Full throttle:Cotton cargos, J Brand, Rs13,525; cropped sleeveless leather jacket with shoulder pads, Diesel, Rs25,742; black denim boots, Diesel, Rs8,245; purple cuff with crystals, Shrivan Narresh, Rs6,325; and Mowie helmet in military green, Diesel, Rs12,500.


WTF, Mumbai, has an irreverent moniker and a chilled-out vibe. Outside is a courtyard, which is an open-air zone with seating that comprises cots and cushions and a bar on a handcart. Inside, there is a combination of textured walls, French-style, woodenslated windows and red booths. Call 022-26486233

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