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Wear the prettiest outfit but if you go wrong with your accessories, you may end up looking like a fashion disaster.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 25, 2012 02:07 IST

A dash of drama and class
Wear the prettiest outfit but if you go wrong with your accessories, you may end up looking like a fashion disaster. But once the accessories are sorted out, even the drabbest of your outfits can be sexed up. Think how a thin gold waist band spices up a simple georgette sari or the charm jhumkis add to a plain churidar kurta ensemble. If your closet has the right accessories, giving your style a distinct identity is never tricky. That’s the thought beauty expert Shahnaz Husain had in mind that led to the launch of her first accessory store Shahnaz With Love at Kohinoor Mall in GK II. From beautiful stone studded jhumkis, bracelets, pendants and waistband to printed scarves and bags, you will find a lot in the store to add drama to your looks. What we especially liked were the bags with Radha-Krishna prints, kundan jewellery and the range of Hyderabadi pearls. If you are looking for quirky gift options, we recommend items such as jewellery boxes designed like furniture or beautiful artifacts collected by Husain during her travels across the globe. Price range: Rs 150 - Rs 14,000.

Where rustic meets romance
Rustic walls with the plaster left raw, windows with old style grills, exposed stone roof, wood flooring and dramatic art pieces placed strategically to make things look ‘edgy’, interior designer Monica Khanna’s design boutique — The Delhi Design Store in Chattarpur greets you like a fresh whiff of air. More so if your eyes have turned sore from seeing the clone-like, over-the-top spaces in the city with nothing novel to offer. Khanna’s boutique fires your imagination. With seven neat concept areas — four on the ground floor, and three on the first floor, the store has everything you need to add an arty touch to your pad. What caught our eyes was the range of cement furniture — simple yet elegant, that includes side tables which can be turned upside down and converted into a vase, and book shelves. The store also has exclusive old teak furniture crafted out of one single piece of wood. You can also pick up Thai recycled newspaper bowls and coasters, and kithul wood chopsticks and egg holders from the store. Price range: Rs 200 to Rs 2 lakh.