#TRENDING THIS WEEK

FIRST LOOK: Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat



Disney does Bollywood and I couldn't be more excited with my all new favorite actor, Fawad Khan starring in it. The film is set to release on the 19th of September and Fawad will be seen romancing our b-town beauty, Sonam kapoor in it. 





Fawad Khan, ace Pakistani actor, whose popularity happened to grow in India with his famous daily soap 'Zindagi gulzar Hai' has been on every woman's lust list since then. Well, we at Guiltybytes can certainly not wait to see him spell his magic on the silver screen :) as far as Sonam is concerned, it seems like she has finally got a role that is just soooooo her! #JustSaying


Manish Malhotra's Bridal Collection and Alia Bhatt Captures Hearts

ATTENTION WINTER BRIDES! If you are going berserk while looking up on the internet for bridal wear inspiration then Manish Malhotra is the only person you need to look up to. From intricate detailing to use of royal colour scheme, Manish Malhotra's collection at ICW 2014 was titled ‘Portraits'. As the name suggests, this collection aimed to capture a girl in her most intense and beautiful moments. It is his belief that when a girl becomes a bride, she is the portrait of perfection and that is exactly why Manish's collection focused on element of antique in the outfits.


Alia Bhatt walked down the ramp in a red full-sleeved choli and lehenga that has a beautiful flare and intricate golden embroidery. She did not wear any jewelry and yet managed to race quite a few number of hearts at the show. Accompanying her was Aditya Roy Kapoor who was dressed in wide bottom pajamas and a cream coloured bandhgala. 

Design Inspiration From The Runway

















































Heavy use of gold dust and beige hues highlighted the collection. The outfits has a beautiful mix of modernity and tradition. Kashmiri zari work adorned the bridal outfits. The ramp was lit up with dim lanterns to await the maestro's designs. He has also used handpicked jewelry from Shree Rajmahal Jewellers to deck up his brides. Special naths, mang tikkas and neck pieces were used in this collection to dress up the brides for the ‘Portraits'. Well what more can we say, he truly is the master of bridal wear!


Queen Kangana Turns Showstopper For Anju Modi At India Couture Week

Flawless Kangana Ranaut made a beautiful show stopper for Anju Modi at India Couture Week 2014. With her collection titled Manikarnika, designer Anju Modi depicted a woman of the past, reborn in the present. 




Images From The Collection








The color palette for the collection were earthy, sepia tones like sand, old rose reminiscent of the centuries past. The rich jewel tones of burgundy, ruby, emerald, added the plushness of luxury. The collection deserves an applaud for it's detailed work on embroiders and sue of flowy drapes. A lot of detailed work was done on the groom's trousseau. Classic embellished pieces made it's way on to the ramp. The 'Fashion' star looked stunning in a beautiful heavily embroidered Lehenga, as she turned showstopper for the evening.


Rani Mukerji, Sabyasachi Inaugurate India Couture Week 2014

Bollywood beauty Rani Mukerji, who rarely makes appearances at fashion events in the capital, turned up for her best designer friend Sabyasachi Mukherjee's opening show at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014 Tuesday. Even though she wasn't a show stopper, she still managed to steal all the limelight.


Rani Mukherji Chopra looked absolutely stunning in a beige embellished zardosi saree and did most of the talking on the designer's behalf. Rani, whose wedding lehenga was also designed by Sabyasachi, said she was awestruck by his collection and had asked the designer to lend her some outfits for the promotions of her upcoming film, ‘Mardaani’.



With flattering bangs and roses in her hair she did kept her look very royal and very chic. Adorning a black clutch, she posed happily in front of the shutterbugs. Well this is what true friendship looks like! To Sabya, we are sure that Mrs. Chopra would have said, 'Anything for your bro.'


Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers is the title sponsor this year and its designer jewellery collection is seen on the ICW runway.

Food Review: Terminus 1, Ambience Mall,  Vasant Kunj.

New restaurants, new eateries in the city always make me excited! But with a lot of food tasting comes greater responsibility of reviewing the same. The latest place that #TeamGuiltybytes tried and tested was Terminus 1, Ambience Mall, Vasant kunj. As the name suggests, it's a junction for travelers but what really sets it apart is it's menu which opens up like an atlas. From ISBT Maggie to grilled pork skewers, they have global dishes squeezed in their menu.


The decor is like a travel land, where you have elements that remind you of vacation every now and then. This place is nicely lit and the interiors have been done up very well. With the introduction of molecular gastronomy our first dish of the day was a Thai curry mousse, served in the form of foam, cooked in the sous-vide method which ensures that the meal retains most of its natural juices and flavor. It was stunningly delicious.

Thai curry mousse
For our starters, we chose 2 vegetarian dishes, 1 chicken dish and a salad. And let me tell you, of all the starters, salad gets our vote of power! We ordered Thai Chilli Chicken which was chicken morsels tossed in red Thai curry paste and oriental vegetables. It has a very strong flavor of lemon grass which  we absolutely loved. Then we had Maftoul salad which is a dish that we would recommend to everyone. It's is a scrumptious amalgamation of couscous, dry fruits, tomatoes, olive, onion, pomegranate with sweet pomegranate dressing. Another favorite starter was clotted curd croquettes  which is cottage cheese and hung curd with Indian herbs and served with mango relish. The mango relish was absolutely yum. We also had Chimichurri Mushrooms, buttoned mushrooms with onion, cooked in butter which were not really that tasty as compared to other dishes. For drinks, we ordered Oreo cookie shake and kiwi fruit, oatmeal and thandai smoothie. 

Maftoul Salad
Clotted Curd Croquettes with Mango Relish
Chimichurri Mushrooms
Thai Chilli Chicken
Oero Milk Shake and Kiwi Oatmeal Thandai Smoothie
After a round of great appetizers, we moved to mains. For mains, we opted for a T-1 burger with Moroccan spices. I opted for a lamb patty with tomato, pickles, onion, cheddar, sesame sumac brioche. The lamb patty was juicy, full of flavors and mouth melting. The burger bun was so beautiful and had a pinkish colour in it due to a spice, absolutely loved the freshness of the bun and the crispy fries along with it. 

T-1 burger with lamb patty

We coupled it up with two different, veg flat breads which were again very crisp and crunchy on the base. though it lacked a generous amount of cheese on it, it still get a big thumbs up from us. Simply veg was our pick out of the two. It had goat cheese, roasted artichokes, olive oil and mushrooms. The other side was Da Vinci, with olives, sun dried tomatoes, basil pesto and pickled onions.

Flat breads- Da Vinci on left and Simply veg on right



Nimbu and anar shikajni
For desserts, we had by far one of the most amusing and yet an extremely delicious dessert of all times. It's called as Karachi Halwa Brownie Cake. Amusing, isn't it? A beautifully baked brownie was served with vanilla creme anglaise, pistchio and rosewater. The brownie was sandwiched with karachi halwa filling that made it an exotic dessert, truly!  

 Karachi Halwa Brownie Cake

We loved the menu with a very large variety, and yes, it's a meat lovers paradise! For vegans we have listed the options above. Meal for two costs about INR 1500 inclusive of taxes.

Will I be visiting it again? An Absolute Yes. 




Beginners Guide To Makeup Brushes!

Ever since I started my Youtube channel, I have had so many of you ask me about makeup essentials and the products that I use in my videos. So this time I thought of doing a detailed post on makeup essentials: The Makeup Brushes. The right kind of makeup brushes are very important for your makeup. Brushes are like an investment, and you should never really compromise on the quality of the brushes you use.


Here's a beginners guide to makeup brushes. Please note that I have done a detailed post on the kind of brushes you should own with time, it doesn't mean that you need all of these for your daily use or if you are simply starting to do makeup.



For Face, you need a flat foundation brush. It works really well on the face and helps in evenly spreading out the foundation. Go in for a big brush that has more brush strands so that it can a good amount of foundation can be used or application. I have QVS foundation brush that I purchased from Nu U store for about INR 900.

You can use a plus size powder brush for face and body for application of Compaq. I love big size brushes as they help in an even look of the face especially when powdery substance is applied. You can go in for a smaller size brush for compaq, but a bigger one is way too versatile for face, neck and body. I purchased this brush from The Body Shop on a sale for INR 995.

The Next brush you need is a blush brush. Go in for a soft, round, large size brush for blush on application. I purchased my brush from Nu U for INR 795.

Blending brush for eyes is essential one and I love my purchase form The Body Shop. This brush is soft and helps me in blending crease makeup easily. I got it from sale for INR 675.



For eyes you need to understand basic brushes that you need. 

Start with an eye-shadow brush that is needed for color application on your eyelids. Go in for a fat eyeshadow brush which will allow you to use colour in good amount. I was gifted these brushes from an American brand. You can find the entire set at Forever 21, MAC, The Body Shop India.

Next brush you need for all smokey eye makeup and effects is a crease brush. You can apply any dark color using this brush on your crease area, to create a depth and then blend it with a blending brush. 

Next brush you need is a liner brush. Best option for gel based eyeliner and also you can use eye-shadow as a liner using this brush.  

Last, but not the least is an eye comb brush for mascara and eyelids. 

All these eye brushes can be purchased as sets from MAC, Forever 21, The Body Shop India website, Nykaa.com and more.

Hope the makeup brushes guide will help you with your makeup trousseau. If you are a bride-to-be and are struggling with perfect makeup brushes or products, please feel free to drop me a mail on devina(at)guiltybytes(dot)com.


Guess Who We Spotted In An Underwear Ad?!

Seema Lagoo, better known as Bollywood 'ma' with her popular roles in Kuch Kuch Hota Hia, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun to name a few has been part of an underwear ad that is not only provocative but beyond belief. No, thankfully she didn't model for this creative ad, but she went a step ahead. I mean we know that good set of undergarments are really important, but Aunty's emphasis on the underwear is rather provocatively hilarious!


If you don't believe me, well see it for yourself. Reema Aunty's stretching activity deserves a special mention in the entire advertisement.


Hope you all had a good laughter!
Happy Birthday Month To Me!

Wednesdays are my favorite days of the week, and July is my favorite month, and that's why today's post is dedicated to Miss Guilty a.k.a 'me'. Since you all know that my birthday month is already on a roll, and that I will turn '23' (16 at heart) this year, I thought of doing this shoot with my talented, best friend, photographer, all in that order to celebrate getting older and wiser (hopefully). 







Like each year, I failed at making a wishlist for myself. My life has been on a roll ever since 2014 started, literally. From new work, to new business, new people, to new collaborations, I did it all and then very recently I launched what I had longed to do. I created a community, dedicated to a soldier's better half called as Married To Olive Green.  Because subconsciously in my head, I have been married to my father's uniform since I was a kid, so creating this community came very naturally to me and I am proud that I could pull it off with my sister and my best friend. Do check it out guys. So again, back to my birthday...this year I am celebrating it with my friends and family and I plan to host a nice dinner party for everyone! I have new goals, new aspirations this year as well and I hope before I close 2014, all those are fulfilled. 

At, 23, one thing I am surely proud of is this forum, guiltybytes.com. I have worked with the best of the brands, traveled for work, wrote from my heart and learnt new technical skills. Thank you for a constant support and I hope I never let you, my readers down ever. For all those, who are still a apart of my world, a biiiiggg hug! :) :) :)

Also, Gear up for giveaways starting next week till my birthday! A little thank you gesture I guess! 

Dress- Custom Stitched
Boyfriend Jacket- Van Heusen
Heels- Zara
Location- Lodhi Garden


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