Dressing up for travel days is fun. With all the looking forward to the leisurely times, and the weekend fashion, bright colors, what’s not to love! On my recent trip to Australia, I kept my wardrobe comfortable and light-weight. Such as this outfit that I wore on my train journey to Kuranda, near Cairns, Queensland, Australia. I mixed both high-end and low-end international and local brands to create this outfit.
Basically I wanted create an outfit around my Jimmy Choo cross-body bag and co-ordinate it with my dress. So the idea was throw in all shades of blues and turquoises and make hot pink pop on that! I chose a light mint-green maxi-dress and paired it with mixed-colored accessories for adding interest – layered hot pink and blue bracelets, white necklace, and a sky blue pair of wedge heels. I also added a pair of retro turquoise sunglasses, hot pink nailpaint, and a large blue agate ring. To put it all together, I wore matching makeup – eyeshadow with pink and blue blended together, and pink lipgloss.
This outfit is featured in my latest music video ‘On my Own’ that is shot all over Queensland, Australia. If you haven’t watched that yet, go to Traveling in Cairns, Australia – On My Own | The Music Video
I was wearing-
Mint green maxi dress: Belle Fille at Myntra
Off-white belt: Ann Taylor
White necklace: JC Penney
Sky blue wedge heels: Charles & Keith
Turquoise handbag: Jimmy Choo
Turquoise retro sunglasses: Farenheit
Large agate ring: Zariin at Myntra
Pink and white bracelets set: Forever New
Greek Turquoise bracelet: local store in Athens, Greece
Nailpolish: Maybelline 155 Fuchsia
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible 140
Face-Powder: Clinique 116
Concealer: M.A.C. NW35
Eyeliner: M.A.C. Superslick Liquid and Chambor pencil eyeliner
Mascara: Clinique high impact
Lipstick: a pinch of L’Oreal Color Riche 288 Intense Fuchsia
Lipgloss: Dior Addict 043
Eyeshadow: Maybelline 02 Wine Pink and Bodyshop Blue on Lids, and M.A.C. All that Glitters under brow
Makeup: Click to enlarge, or visit Shilpa Ahuja Picture Gallery to view close-up makeup images.
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]