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OOTD ~ The Zara Dress That Waited For Me =)

There are 3 reasons why I have an emotional attachment to this Zara dress:
  1.  It's CHEAP! Rs.550. Can you believe it??!! A real steal  being a Zara
  2. I think the combination of stripes, polka dots & floral is perfect.
  3. It waited for me. I really think so ;p 

Hear my story first before you think I'm all weird in the head:

A few days before I left for my hometown in July, I visited the Zara store in Delhi for the first time. I saw this dress and wanted it! I mean really really wanted it. It was priced at Rs.2190 at the time. I couldn't afford it that day since I'd spent all my money at the mall.

I stayed in my hometown for a month and had forgotten all about it. 2 weeks after I returned to Delhi, I went to Zara not really expecting a SALE coz the sale season was over. But there was a SALE and this dress was the first thing I laid eyes on in the sale rack. It was for only Rs.550! To my dismay, there wasn't an XS or a S size, only L.
Wait a minute, why does this L size look kinda small??? Why does it look like it's going to fit me?
"Excuse me, how come this Large size look so small?", to the SA.
SA checks the dress and told me it's actually a Small!
"Really??! How do you know?" Thinking the SA is nuts.
She showed me the tag on the inside of the dress. I was speechless! It just seemed so...supernatural.
 I've never been so happy to see an S before...

It's fate. I walked out of the store beaming like a kid in a candy store, and the whole day I couldn't stop grinning as if I'd won the lottery. Now that I think about it, it wouldn't have been as special to me had I bought it the first time I saw it- even at full price.
"If you love something, set it free... If it comes back, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was."

Cream slingback wedges with gold buckles ~ Vincci

And here's proof that I don't have perfect skin. Monsoon/antibiotics make my forehead bumpy like that :(

Face ~ MUFE HD Foundation & MUFE HD powder
Cheeks ~ Benefit Coralista
Eyes ~ UDPP as base, mixture of random eyeshadows, In2it Gel liner pencil in Very Black, Maybelline Hello Kitty Cat Eyes Mascara. No.7 Beautiful brows pencil in Brown/Black
Lips ~ Rimmel Color Show Off in Kiss Me (which I bought coz it matches the stripes on the dress)

So, do you believe in fate when it comes to shopping? ;)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

Lakme Gypsy Collection Photos & More Photos

Here are the photos of much awaited Lakme's Winter 2010 Collection ~ Gypsy Collection 

·         A palette of complementing earthy shades that are super easy to apply and perfectly buildable
·         The silky smooth highly pigmented formula allows for effortless, uniform application blending in easily for a gorgeous glow
·         The three shades complement each other, to create endless options for defining, highlighting and accentuating features
·         Price: Rs.600/-

LIP PALETTE-Limited Edition

·         A wardrobe of possibilities. Wear each color on its own or blend together for a perfect shade.
·         The satiny texture melts over your lips
·         Discover 2 universally flattering shades of terra cotta
·         5 shades in one palette
·         Price: Rs.600/-

·         Richly pigmented lip color that feels like a drape of luxurious satin
·         Sunscreen, vitamins and olive extracts leave you with the softest, smoothest lips ever
·         Indulge in chilli reds, terra cottas, exotic sangrias and earthy rusts
·         Available in 10 shades
·         Price: Rs. 225/-


·         Drench your lips into a molten shine, with this smooth, feather-light gloss for hours of dazzling, mirror-like shine
·         Infused with moisturizing vitamins so you can treat your lips to an ultra-comfortable, satin finish
·         Available in 8 new shades
·         Price: Rs.325/-

·         Inspired by bohemian, rustic gypsy trails this season, wear rich, deep colors with just a hint of shimmer
·         From mystic indigos to ruby reds, plush purples to henna gold
·         Available in 8 shades
·         Price: Rs.90/-

Silk Route

Tanjore Rush
·         Versatile quartets of vivid, high intensity powders put together to color, shape and highlight your eyes in an explosion of radiant color
·         Discover two new sparkling sets, Silk Route and Tanjore Rush, that’ll fire your creativity
·         Price: Rs. 425/-

·         Jet black kajal for blackest black delivery in just one stroke
·         Draw a sharp, intense line or smudge for a smoky finish. The easy-to-use pencil glides on super soft and smooth, with a glossy finish only satin can provide
·         Create bold and beautiful eyes with this water-resistant formula that keeps color and shine in place without spreading
·         Price: Rs.150/-

I'm so liking the LIMITED EDITIONS, especially the Blush Trio.
Are you tempted?

Some photos from the Grand Finale at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010, where Malini Ramani showcased her Gypsy Collection.
Clint Fernandes created the looks using products from the Lakme Gypsy Collection.

Amrit,Shraddha, Malini, Lisa

Indrani Dasgupta 

Amrit Maghera

Lisa Haydon

The new face of Lakme is....

Shraddha Kapoor. This was her first ramp show.

I love the Gypsy makeup! I think they were done beautifully. Hats off to make-up expert Clint Fernandes

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^