Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Entrepreneurship, announcements and more...


This has been a spectacular month for us at the Devika Bharadwaj HQ in Mumbai. 50 shades of awesome, I'd say. With the launch of the Resort '15 shoe collection and the amazing response we've been receiving for the Spring-Summer '15 shoe collection, I'm only too excited to see what October unfolds. 

Here's a round-up of all the latest announcements that made September so awesome: 

  1. We launched the Resort '15 shoe collection. This is the second we released and you can check it out here at: 
  2. We announced our participation in The Lil' Flea Edition 5, which is a really fun event filled with live music, yummy food and awesome collections to check our like ours :P It's happening at the BKC, Mumbai from the 9th to 11th October from 4pm-11pm. Come and say hello, okay?
  3. Lastly, we went live on the Violet Street yesterday, which is an online boutique marketplace, delivery designer wear all over India for free! 
That's a pretty cool list for our fourth month of operation, right? It's been a helluva journey. Don't be mistaken- I've really put my back into it, trying to ensure that all products are sourced locally, and the leather we use really is the best you can get in country. When I started out, I had one goal very clear in my head, which is "You have to make buying shoes online fun and easy, no matter what." This I largely ensured by partnering with PayU money to offer online paymentsand with FedEx, Aramex and others that ship the fastest and safest, along with accepting COD payments. 

With just over a week to go for The Lil Flea, here's how I'll end this note. We have our biggest, bestest surprise announcement coming up soon after. It's big. HUGE. Take a guess? I dare you to. 

Happy shoe shopping!

Dev B
Shoe Designer

P.S.-Watch our latest YouTube video I put up featuring a little late-night doodling session. I forgot to add that I'll be doing some shoe designing and shoe making videos too! 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Lookbook: How to style Kiara loafers


It's been a while since I did a look-book post. It's a shame, really, since they're the most fun category to write about (only next to writing about my entrepreneurship experience :P ). I really do like writing and sharing these styling tips with you as it gives me a chance to share the vision with which these shoes were designed; what kind of outfits I thought they'd go with and where you could wear them.

So here's my next look-book ideas on how you ladies can style the Kiara loafer style shoes. These Marsala hued sandals, are now available on our website in the Resort '15 collection.

Look 1:
I absolutely LOVE how these shoes add a pop of colour to any outfit you pair it with. You can wear these for a casual look with a graphic tee, comfy shorts and big, funky sunglasses.

Look 2:
Jumpsuits, boyfriend jeans, dungarees, jackets, overalls- basically anything denim has been so in this season (with so many people wearing them even to Lakme Fashion Week) that it's something you must add to your wardrobe if you haven't already. Best for bringing out your fuss-free-chic style, wear Kiara with some denim, and throw in a cool bag for a little something extra.

Look 3:
Given just how comfortable these are, if you're someone who isn't afraid to experiment and go crazy with the work wardrobe (but would still like to keep it easy)... Well, Kiara is going to be your new best friend. Colourful, yet something that goes with everything, Kiara can be worn with the usual black trousers+ Shirt combo, or even formal dresses.
I hope you liked these looks. If you have suggestions for styling these Marsala beauties, do tell how in comments below!

You can buy Kiara, here: Happy shoe shopping!

Dev B
Shoe Designer