this beautiful story starts with Phera… an Indian-wear brand we simply adore. we took a wintery up-styling approach to these stunning lehengas. take a peek!

soft hues, florals and feminine patterns take full bloom in spring/summer style, especially when it comes to South Asian fashion and beauty. it makes total sense… spring/summer is the festive, wedding season and femme details only make sense. however, when Phera sent us their lovely lehengas, we wanted to showcase this beautiful brand as a solution to special occasions year round.

by the way, use code ‘amyxpayal’ at checkout for 10% OFF on the lehengas featured in this post! here’s a direct link: https://phera.co/discount/amyxpayal

hair and makeup by payal mua :: 

winter is coming, and it is indeed my favorite time of the year to pull out my deep, vampy lip colors. with these beautiful floral and feminine pattern lehengas, I wanted to simply accent the look by adding a pop of a lip color and keeping the eye makeup simple. for Amy, I applied one of my favorite deep maroon liquid lipsticks, Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in “Havana Nights’. this product can be layered for a more dramatic look, and will last all night long! for myself, i was looking to accent the pink and fuschia tones from my lehenga. i applied the L’ORÉAL Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pink Lipcolour in “Jennifer’s Pink” (recent fave!).

for our hairstyles, i’ve recently been all about the edgy beachy wave. this hairstyle is suitable for any event type or for just day to day. check out my quick Beachy Wave video on how to achieve this hairstyle!

wardrobe styling by amy devan :: 

before we get to styling, it must be noted how luxurious and gorgeous Phera’s fabrics and prints are. each of our lehengas have a subtle iridescent hue much like bridal and couture pieces typically have. the lehenga skirts fall so elegantly, with just the right amount of volume (or ghera for our fellow brown babes). to be honest, these styles could be worn at both desi and non-desi occassions!

because we are entering the winter season with the holidays upon us, i decided to fuse winter wardrobe elements into these whimsical designs. for both of our looks, we swapped the summer blouses these lehengas comes with (shop full looks here) for simple white tops. in Payal’s look, her burnt saffron knit scarf from Urban Outfitters kept her cozy and chic, added a beautiful pop of contrast, and took the place of a stole/dupatta she’d typically wear in the warmer months. we looped together a few anklets to create a belt, keep her scarf in place and to define the waistline. for my look, in lieu of a warm knitted scarf, i chose an emerald fur stole (by the way, vintage influenced furs are HUGE this season). mine is from Forever 21 believe it or not, and loads of retailers carry them. i cinched in the waist by turning one of my vintage Indian necklaces into a belt. moral of this story… be inspired by your existing wardrobe ladies, and make your garments work all year round! in our case with this shoot, Phera’s designs made that so much easier!

don’t forget, get 10% OFF with code ‘amyxpayal’ at check-out! shop here: https://phera.co/discount/amyxpayal

check out our looks below ::

love what you see from #amyxpayal? perfect! — keep checking back for more of our beauty and styling secrets for the modern South Asian woman. and don’t forget to follow us on insta: Payal – @payalmua // Amy – @houseofnaveda



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