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Get ready to party in 60 secs

Always keep a fancy stole or dupatta and match it with a pair of black trousers and you are ready to face the crowd, says Nayonika.
PTI | By Prachi Bhasin
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2004 05:42 PM IST

You’ve got a party tonight but your boss piles you with work that has to be done, well, yesterday. You struggle with the emails and files and realise too late you cannot leave your work zone in time to get into the black number you’ve been saving up for tonight. You seem to have two options: you curse your boss and call it off, or brazen it out in crumpled clothes.

It may be your personal nightmare, but most immaculately groomed models have also lived it too. We caught Nayonika Chatterjee, model, in a somewhat similar situation – Chatterjee had just finished a show and was in her drabbest best when we asked her to pose for us. She did some quick thinking and teamed her black trousers (something that everyone is bound to wear to work on a regular day) and chickankari kurti with a dressy dupatta, touched her make up and was ready to face the camera in 60 seconds.

She gives some quick D.I.Y tips to make life after work more glamourous without much effort:

It’s crucial not to look tired. You can apologise for landing at a party straight from work, but a fresh and pleasant face can compensate for everything.

Start by washing and cleaning your face. Re-apply your basic make up. Loads of kajal can add lustre to your eyes. Kajal hides dark circles and makes all that tiredness vanish. For that extra touch, add some gloss to the lips.

As a policy, always keep a pair of fancy earrings in your workbag – big loops or whatever suits you best and would go with anything.

The hair must look good. Wet it, do whatever, but make it look nice.

Here’s one thing that you shouldn’t do: Do not go for the party if your clothes are crushed and not ironed. Nothing looks shabbier.

Always keep a fancy stole or dupatta in your car. It can brighten up any outfit – trousers, skirts and even business suits – and also help hide the creases.

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