Sunday, 13 August 2017

Hey Girl - Where Do You Shop Online?

I cannot believe I am revisiting this blog after a long long time. This is the first blog that got me started - way back in 2012. Now with four blogs and still counting, I am still as excited - and a little teary eyed (going through my old posts) :')

So yes, why am I suddenly here? Well I just got re-introduced to online shopping through LabelLife - and wanted to share my experience. (To give a background, I started this blog to review online fashion stores in India). I am super happy with a denim skirt I purchased from the site, and now I can't stop browsing LL - and exploring some more!

Check out the skirt here

Denim Skirt from LabelLife

Another site I discovered today: 'Hey Girl'. The shop looks too good to be true. Hence the reason why I'm not even thinking of buying anything from the site - as yet. But have to admit, their collection is pretty cool.

  • The dresses start at Rs.6,000 and up
  • Great cuts and unique designs - all international brands
Here is a preview of what the site has to offer  (Click images for direct product link)

Dresses- Hey Girl

Off-Shoulder Black Dress  ₹6,500 (click image for product link)

Nude lace Dress ₹10,50(click image for product link)

Mint Bardot Midi Dress ₹7,05(click image for product link)

White Tie Asymmetric Midi Skirt ₹6,050 (click image for product link)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Celebrities on Social Media

This post is about clever media promotions via celebs' social media accounts.

Ok so! anyone here who watches the show Mad Men? I absolutely love the show...though I admit I wasn't following it enough to know that its new season was getting aired on 13th April. But thanks to January Jones’s Instagram account , I am now sufficiently updated. (FYI, Jones is Betty Draper from Mad Men – one of the wives of Don Draper and my favorite character from the show).

I came across her Instagram on a random day through some random connection. So I checked out her account -  nice candid posts, no-makeup-sleepy selfies, and a good dose of her childhood pics, with the occasional Justin Bieber post [see below] - a media darling and has millions of followings on social media. Did she share this pic to gain followers? Hmn.

January Jones shares justin bieber's pic

Now, as her followers increased from a few hundreds to thousands (within weeks), she started musing about Mad Men by sharing pictures like this [below] albeit in small unsuspecting doses.

January Jones shares Mad Men's pic

Later, her feed somehow turned into a backstage access to the Mad Men's latest season premiere - not bad huh? ..but hey she still shares her childhood pics! So I'd like to believe it's 'still personal'  ;)

January Jones Instagram - Mad Men

So yes, these posts actually made me think fondly of my after-work Mad Men nights, with Don Draper.. and Betty Draper – the very cold and charming female equivalent of the protagonist. I just adore her. ..and now that am under the spell, I can’t wait to watch the show and am definitely spreading the word!
I am Not saying that she started her Instagram account to promote Mad Men [..since the final season was premiering and that she wanted to keep viewers interested throughout the season as the show runs on TV]. Or did she? Do I care about the truth? Not at all except for the fact that Mad Men's new season is coming out this month!
So the learning here: Social media handled well can be your biggest (inexpensive) media tool. 
Here is another recent example of a clever social media stunt (?) by a movie team. The very good looking James Franco flirts with a teen on Instagram and later sends her texts asking to meet! The ‘excited' teen obviously shares her chat screenshots and takes US gossip sites (with millions of viewers) by storm. 
UPDATE: Apparently, this guy was really going for it - he later admitted to bad judgement for the move. No stunt for Mr. Franco I suppose :-) Or was it really not? 


Well, what does this look like - celebrity caught in a scandal or a very clever promotional stunt? FYI, for his upcoming movie ‘Palo Alto’, he plays a coach who seduces a teen.
[watch trailer below]

What are your thoughts?

Also, do we have bad examples of celebs completely messing with their social media promotions?
Well, I have seen those who don't have an Instagram account to start with, and then those celebs who use twitter ONLY as a press release channel- "Coming Soon”, “Stay Tuned for updates on my new movie!” and other monologues like that. Can you imagine inviting a robot like that to your party? Exactly!

So stay social and follow me on Instagram :-) @c_amenla

Sunday, 16 March 2014


It's been a while since I've posted last...but lately my mind has been overloaded - it was almost impossible for me to clear space for some inspiration. So for such times, I want to keep a series on this blog called 'BEAUTIFUL' where I'll be posting pictures of random things with the hope that their beauty can be an inspiration for dull moments. . 

Let me start today with BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE and here I'd like to feature my younger sister - she has been my model for all my craft practice sessions - makeup, hair and styling LOL. 

[update]: She just started her owb blog - check it out

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