Joy of owning a Mother of Pearl – Leena Munot

"The life of your dreams does not happen by Chance... but by Choice" Leena Munot, author of Goals Mantra and Co-founder, The Giving Tree. She is a woman achiever in every true sense, with a clear vision, power to achieve and a heart to rejoice and celebrate life. The new year ahead calls for a dream to chase and shed the fears to achieve and celebrate is her Goal Mantra.

StyleAura Woman Achiever Leena Munot

SA: What do you do by profession?

LM: I co-own and run The Giving Tree. We are in the business of making our clients feel gifted by offering innovative corporate gift ideas. Recently authored Goals Mantra, the simplest and easiest way to set, achieve and celebrate your life goals.

SA: What are the kind of people you interact with on daily basis at work?

LM: My interaction is mostly with HR heads of corporate companies and entrepreneurs

SA: What is your comfort style of clothing for day/evening?

LM: Day wear includes sari or a salwar kurta especially when I have client meetings, Indo Western combination of kurti and denims when it’s a hands-on work day. Evenings are usually comfort clothing with a touch of a jacket, a stole or some accessory to jazz it up and feel chic!

SA: Does jewellery play an important role in your wardrobe?

LM: Yes of course! Silver jewellery and mother of pearls almost instantly make me happy…there is some joy of owning a mother of pearl – from watch dials, to finger rings, to pendants to earrings!

SA: How does it accentuate your style statement?

LM: Chunky jewellery pieces are the quickest way for me to change my mood and look!

Let your goal mantra of year 2018 be the life of your dream

- Leena Munot, Co-founder, The Giving Tree and Author, Goals Mantra

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Jewellery is where I find my Identity - Nithya David

She spins the wheel of her dream, follows her gut strong, fly’s high being the wind beneath many wings and brings the warmth of being herself at any occasion. Meet Nithya David, founder of Upstream, a recruitment agency in Bangalore.

StyleAura®™ catches up with her and this is what she had to say about the Aura of her Style!

StyleAura - Woman Achiever Nithya David

"Listen to your instinct always. It is your third eye."

This year marks 10yrs of my company Upstream. When started my career I was asked what I want to be when I reach 30yrs of age and my answer always was to be a CEO of a company. Knowingly unknowingly I was spinning my dream and before I knew it at 30 I started UPSTREAM, a recruitment firm based in Bangalore. We do placements for advertising agencies and corporate houses across India. 

These last 10 years have been the best years of my life. I have learnt on the job and have taught myself. I work with corporates and advertising professionals, Heads of the agencies, Marketing Heads at FMCG companies, HR Heads across. When I meet people, I want to leave a lasting impression in their minds which is why I make sure that I present myself, my clothes, my jewellery with style and panache, as they say, "the first impression is the best impression"

I love wearing Maxi dresses and sarees, I find them very comfortable and it gives me a sense of power. Jewellery is where I find my identity. When a unique piece speaks to me it becomes my story. When I meet people they always ask me about my jewellery and I love to tell them how the jewellery found me. It’s not just wearing a jewellery but wearing it with the right outfit is what matters most, and the outfit always enhances the jewellery.

- Nithya David, Proprietor, UPSTREAM

Photography: ARB Photography
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Top 3 reasons to bring home Smoky Topaz today

Do you feel a sense of negativity in life? Do you face eating disorders? Is a feeling of insecurity from a constant survival mode pulling you down?

In that case, here are 3 top most reasons to get your hands-on Smoky Topaz now...

StyleAura - Smoky Topaz

Smoky Topaz is one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals, combined with transparency of colours to be best used in jewels.

The 3 most significant reasons to get hands on Smoky Topaz:

  1. Root Chakra Stone: The stone enhances the survival instincts and manifests dreams into reality. The stone helps accomplish goals in personal life and profession.
  2. Stimulates Kundalini: Smoky Topaz elevates the conscious mind to accomplish state of meditative spirit. It cleanses the aura by removing negative energy.
  3. Elevates Mood: Smoky Topaz works as an anti-depressant. It relieves the negative emotions as anger, jealousy, and fear. Thus, bringing in comfort and calmness of mind.

Bring home the stone of psychic protection to ground you, protect you and make your dreams a reality soon.

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Jewellery adds that extra Flare - Shashwata Roy

Success to her is hard work with a sense of purpose in life. She believes in being powerful with big dreams than big facts. And she believes in Change, for the better.

Meet Shashwata, one of the finalist for Mrs India Earth 2017 pageant. Let's cheer her to win the title for the change she wishes to bring for the noble cause towards underprivileged. StyleAura™ catches up with her and this is what she had to say about the Aura of her Style!

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I was born in a family where birth of every girl child is considered a matter of pride and honour. I pursued my MBA in HR and Marketing and presently working for an MNC in Bangalore. I have always had that keen interest in the field of art and thereby live my passion as a freelance actor, model and a singer.

In my profession, I interact with people from all walks of life. I prefer wearing crop T-shirt and skirt on casual occasions. On special occasions, I prefer wearing typical classic traditional Saree with a pinch of serene Indian culture in it to showcase the authentic Essence of Indian beauty through my   dressing. It gives that feel-good factor.

Jewellery plays a significant role in anything I wear. Jewellery always adds that extra flare to one's dressing and enhances the elegance in you giving an outstanding feel to your entire. In my opinion style is something which we define for ourselves and it's a true depiction of the real person in us.

Shashwata Roy, Finalist, Mrs India Earth 2017

Photography: ARB Photography
Concept: StyleAura™

Costume Courtesy: SAJJ The Design Studio

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Tone up or Tone down your look with Jewellery - Shreya Krishnan

She is unstoppable…

There is nothing left unexplored in life of Shreya Krishnan, anchor, writer, poet, trained dancer, model, awarded theatre artist and choreographer. Above all a woman who touches hearts of people with warmth and care.

Top 50 Most Talented CMO’s in India, Top 100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders by CMO Asia and WMC, Brand Leadership award by Times Network and The Top 50 Most Talented Corporate Communications Leaders in India by Corporate Affairs, are some of the industry awards that she has been conferred.

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She is also a champion of causes relating to environment, woman empowerment and children.

StyleAura™ caught up with Shreya at her cosy abode over Nannari Sherbet to talk about her Aura of Style…

My work takes me to multiple places and involves travel. I meet people across the board from CXO's and peers and my team, I am part of conferences that I attend or speak at or anchor, I meet my agencies and partners, I also meet my NGO partners and volunteers on a regular basis.

Since my work involves meeting a lot of people and being a part of events, I prefer to dress in a sari for formal gatherings. it's a versatile garment and takes you through the day and evening with just the right amount of style and elegance. Otherwise I more or less wear everything from dresses to skirts to trousers. I love the desiboho look which is a fusion of Indian and western styles.

Jewellery is a very important part of my styling routine. Jewellery accentuates style if it is with a sari or a skirt or whatever the attire it is that you chose to wear. I love boho jewellery and I love mixing up colours and styles. It helps curate multiple looks and also adds an element of oomph! You can tone up or tone down a look with just the right kind of Jewellery.

Shreya Krishnan, Director at MNC - Marketing, Communications, Product and CSR

Photography: ARB Photography
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The Jewellery you chose reflects your Personality - Dipthi Aashok

Immaculately deft at her craft in makeup artistry, Dipthi Aashok started her career with MAC cosmetics in 2007. Ever since, being trained under the skilled - tutelage of doyens like Mickey Contractor, Vimi Joshi and other industry professionals. Post her stint she continued as a freelance makeup artist. Hitherto she has collaborated with many reputed photographers and brands. She also has a studio where she houses curated designer collections. Recently won the women achiever's award from Stylish by Nature. Also into fitness and a social entrepreneur

StyleAura™ caught up with Dipthi at her studio and this is what she had to say about her Aura of Style…

StyleAura meets Dipthi Aashok

I interact with people from all walks of life. I have a group on Facebook wherein I interact with ladies all around the world by answering their beauty and makeup related queries. I also interact with a lot of fashionistas and bloggers and celebrities

My comfort style is anything that is elegant and easy to pull off. I like wearing dresses both during the day and night. The fabric must be breathable and I wear all-natural fabrics.

Jewellery can style the outfit. It definitely adds to the style quotient. A nice piece of jewellery can enhance the outfit. A simple necklace can create a style statement and the jewellery you chose reflects your personality! No look is complete without accessories

Dipthi Aashok

Photography: ARB Photography
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Jewellery is extremely important in making a Statement – Dipika Trehan

She is confident in style, articulate in expression, and determined to succeed in her mission to Empower Women. Meet Dipika Trehan, Founder of The Health Of Women Forum and the conceptualiser of a unique concept celebrating women@work, Corporate Diva, as StyleAura dwells into her Aura of Style!

 StyleAura interview with Dipika Trehan  StyleAura interview with Dipika Trehan

SA: What are the kind of people you interact with on daily basis at work?

DT: I interact with people from all walks of life in terms of the vast spectrum of work every day. These primarily include professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs. What I enjoy the most are my interactions with the multifaceted urban women of today!

SA: What is your comfort style of clothing for day/evening?

DT: My comfort style in clothing, be it western or Indian, day wear or evening wear is an outfit that makes me feel good about being myself. I personally don't believe much in keeping at pace with the changing fashion trends coz I firmly believe that STYLE is always in vogue! Our clothing backed by comfort and confidence must compliment the person that each one of us uniquely are!

SA: Does jewellery play an important role in your styling? If yes, how does it accentuate your style statement?

DT: O Yes! Totally!! Jewellery and accessories are extremely important in making a statement. Be it a simple pair of earrings, an elaborate neck piece or just a smart cocktail ring, each to its own, when paired well has the potential of turning a simple attire to an attractive ensemble.

I carefully select my accessories, that perfectly accentuate my look, with poise and class being vital, whatever the scenario or occasion be.

Dipika Trehan
Founder The H.O.W. Forum and Conceptualiser, Corporate Diva

Photography: ARB Photography
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Use Jewellery to dress up or dress down your Outfits – Bia Sandhu

Woman Achiever and Aura of her Style!!!

Today's multifaceted woman plays multiple successful roles in her unique, creative ways. She has a style that evolves to impress herself and others with comfort and confidence to love herself in finest ways.

StyleAura™ invites Bia, an Image Consultant and a beauty pageant coach to share her Aura of Style that we absolutely love!!!

Bia Sandhu, Image Consultant and Beauty Pageant Coach, Founder, Parfait Image Consulting

I am an Image Consultant and a Beauty Pageant Coach. In my profession, I meet people from all walks of life, from reining Beauty Queens to fashion students.

My comfort style is classic yet contemporary. I look at dressing everyday as an opportunity to   flex my fashion muscles and hone my professional personal brand.

A white shirt with boyfriend jeans in the daytime and a black dress in the evenings would be the unsung heroes of my fashion wardrobe. 

I adore Jewellery it adds variety to my outfits and sparkle to my style. I use jewellery to dress up or dress down my outfits depending on the occasion. I invest in quality pieces and prefer classic jewellery as it's more wearable and easier to combine. Jewellery augments my personal style. An eye catching accessory can be a point of emphasis and can give an outfit a finished look at the same time.

Bia Sandhu
Image Consultant and Beauty Pageant Coach
Founder, Parfait Image Consulting

Photography: ARB Photography
Concept: StyleAura™

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Learn about the Crystal of the Mystic World, Labradorite

Is mystic power of the universe an element of quest in your life? Do you seek a vision of light and discovery in the deep conflict of mind and physical being?

StyleAura - Labradorite, The Rainbow Moonstone

The gentle vibrations of Labradorite, the crystal of mystic world, awaits to unlock the untapped energy and transform your being.

  1. It’s a crystal that stimulates throat chakra, the voice of the body; facilitating energy from other chakras to be expressed.
  1. It is a stone, that awakens its mystical powers within. The magical vibration of this stone works quickly as it charges the sense of excitement and adventure to venture into areas not gone before.
  1. This stone in past was also called ‘stone for magic’ as it attracts the gift of serenity and synchronicity, for the most amazing things to happen

Embrace the rainbow of colour and energy of the Labradorite, the Rainbow Moonstone. It’s beautiful and powerful to express the joy of colours in your life like never before.

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Mother of Pearl and 5 Reasons to bring them Home!

Mother of Pearl, the fengshui stone, is a blend of organic minerals inside the oyster shell, a home of pearls nestled inside and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects. It takes anywhere from few months to a few years for its formation, depending on water condition.

The most beautiful Mother of Pearl colours are produced by Abalone. These have hues of purple, blue and greens that are highly prized and hold the energy of ocean. Mother of Pearl can be white, grey, silver, yellow, blue, green, bronze, brown or black in colour.

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Mother of Pearl symbolises Power in Fengshui. Here are the reasons to bring home the stone for our benefit

  1. Attracts Love: Mother of Pearl is believed to have the power to attract happiness or love for who carries or keeps them at home.
  1. Attracts Wealth: In Oriental tradition, Mother of Pearl is believed to attract wealth and better income for person keeping it.
  1. Detox Herb: Pearls have been used by Asian royalty to prevent development of melanin, that causes pigmentation from sun and ageing. Pearl powder has been used in cosmetics by people around the world.
  1. Symbolises Feminity: Mother of Pearls help women connect to their " inner goddess" and feel the feminine energy.
  1. Calming and Centring: Mother of pearls help in calming and centring, and also nurtures faith, loyalty and purity within.

The specific, soothing vibrations of the Mother of Pearls, can rebalance deficiencies in human body to create harmony and peace. Allow the Good Luck charm to be a twinkle in your closet or be a gift of charm to someone you wish Luck in your special way.

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