What Elle India’s editors are obsessing over this October
From accessories to stationery
This month, the experts at ELLE India have tried and tested plenty of things to come up with the best of recommendations. Here’s our curated list of trends, products, services and even workout videos that you should definitely try out.
Giorgio Armani's timeless style: I have been a huge fan of Giorgio Armani's classic, poetic work. His work got me interested me in fashion and his visuals continue to inspire me till today. His pattern making, craftsmanship and attention to detail is unquestionable in the world of fashion. During my visit to Milan for Fashion Week, I had a chance to go to his new exhibition that documents/exhibits and celebrates some of his most iconic pieces. It was quite an experience.
Flying Fish Accessories: Handmade silver jewellery always adds extra spark to your look. Whimsical jewellery inspired by the surroundings, Flying Fish Accessories are simple with subtle textures and organic lines.
Kalpane: My go-to online store to keep my travel accessories organised; to keep my lingerie compact and clean; and to cover-up my shoes in fun, charming printed pouches that fit easily in my suitcase. Also available are skincare products and stationary for my last minute purchases.
Off White x Nike sneakers: On my wishlist from Off-White's Spring Summer 2019 runway show — they're part deconstructed, part vintage and come in seriously cool colourways.
Beautysource: I have a thing about trying new beauty products and brands, especially the cult favourites that are popularised through Instagram. This new website has been godsent when it comes to making indie labels like Sigma, Egyptian Magic and Sans-ceuticals more accessible. My latest find: Aila Cosmetics cruelty-free nail colours that come with shade-throwing shade names like Make Him Wait A Day (a cute-sy blush pink) and I’m Naked (a nude, obviously).
Hip-Hop Tabata: I hate fast-paced HIIT workouts, which is why I’ve lately found myself obsessed with Pilates. But I was scrolling through YouTube to get my twice a week cardio fix and came across this dance-based tabata workout. While it’s still is a form of HIIT, tabata involves repeating the same movement in four sets for 20 seconds, only there are life-saving 10 second breathers in between. You break a sweat and your muscles heart, but it just feels like you’ve danced in a nightclub.
Bombay Paperie: I love pretty diaries and cards so much, I almost hate using, and thereby ruining them with my barely legible handwriting. Bombay Paperie has currently caught my eye for their handmade paper (made from waste cotton fibre). They've revived a paper mill built by Mughal emperor Jehangir in Daulatabad. Apparently, he'd instructed all the paper used in court to come from there.
Bring It Home: The simplest way to brighten up your space — whether it's your office desk or your home — is with terrariums. Not only do they make good decorative items, but they're also great oxygen boosters. My current favourite? Bring It Home's new collection of terrariums.