5 Trends to Cruise through your Summer like You own it

I don’t like #2 but it sure is a trend. By L.R.


With the Internet flooding with trends and the sun shining through the beaches, what do we wait for? Get Instagram ready this season with the latest trends.

Personal note AND DISCLAIMER: I am not for all the trends but who knows, it may suit you and you might even comment and show me pictures of yourself reaching fame through those trends!

1. Flowers, Flowers and It’s all about the flowers

Source: Style Snap Eat

Floral prints and leaf motifs seem to be just everywhere these days! You can rock this look only in Summer and Spring. If you have missed your chance last spring, fully utilise this summer. Floral graphics are just cheerful and plain-sight happy. It gives you a very laid-back look and a not-trying-too-much look. Casual and definitely feminine! Go for it girls.

2. Eyebrow Trends

Source: NYMag

Some decades ago, women were literally plucking out their entire eyebrows. Audrey Hepburn modified this style. Cara Delvingne came and showed the world how thick eyebrows can attract attention. Now? There are different eyebrow styles! Thanks to Cochella 2017, there were glittered eyebrows.  Coloured eyebrows popped up in between. Then came the feather eyebrows. Recently I saw something known as barbed-wire eyebrows and something like mountain-shaped eyebrows… I do not go for this… Yes, I like the classic (conservative) style. But do let me know if you love it, you might change my mind about it!

3. Going to Pastel to Normal Hue colours… Not a complete no-no to the darker counterparts

This summer is not all about going for white and pale shades in clothes. People have shown up in normal hues which is usually perfect for fall. What more? They rock in it. So, girls, your closet can just have the right “in” colours for this summer! Surprisingly, this summer, I am constantly seeing more and more people wearing darker shades and black. Looks like the gothic culture has definitely made some impact.

Source: Neon Blush by Jenny Ong

4. All Eyes on the Eyewear trends

Geeky glasses and nerdy specs seem to be in vogue for this season too! The regular sun shades are more seen in the beaches while these eyewear trends are seen in the in-door events! I guess no one can have enough it!

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5. Slim and sleek does not equal to Summer

Source: New Look

This summer is all about baggy clothes. The most seen outfit this summer are the jumpsuits with the baggy pants. Its more about the boat neckline and loose clothes now. Body-hugging clothes will come back only next season. Bye bye bodycons. See you soon.

Instagram Tricks #02

You love food. Food loves you. Show the love with these tricks. By L.R.

Has the chef and waiter frowned upon you for taking pictures for so long that the food becomes cold? Are people staring at you when you snap pictures of food? Get it done fast with these handy tricks.., as usual, there are only two tricks revealed in this post.

1. If it is not in the right angle, then it is in the wrong angle!

Source: Tablescrafter

Yep, thanks to Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for the tip! Photos of food especially with circle plates or circular arrangements look the best from the exact top. If you don’t have the camera lens pointed right on top of your food, then you are getting it wrong. The second way to do food-porn photography is to place the camera such that the lens sees the utensil, the dish and the background in a 20-50-30 ratio. Focus on the dish and blur the background!

Rachel Korinek | Two Loves Studio
Source: Digital photography


2. It has to be sharp to make the mouth water

Source: Turmeric n Spice

There are a few tricks to make a normal photo look good. In case of food photography, please find a good table as a background or a good café! This is essential. Next, make sure that the camera is focussed so good that the dish looks sharp. If it is not, DO NOT add sharpness to it later on! This can make the picture look bad. So, get it right on the first go. BLUR the background! Increasing the exposure and adding a little bit of contrast and highlight give additional “likes” and “hearts” for sure.


Now, if people are still glaring or staring at you, then give them a lesson on Instagram food photography and they will forever be indebted to you. Go enjoy your photography and eat your delicious food!

Instagram Tricks #01

Each of these posts have two tricks! I didn’t want to make these posts long… so, here is two, there will be two in the next and so on. Enjoy your walk to fame!

1. Gain perspective

There are some shots that will be the best if it is taken with the background while some are the best when it is taken with a microscopic lens (that is a little bit of an exaggeration!). Choose every picture carefully.

The first picture is only of the woman. This is the common mistake. Give your photos some space to breathe!

Some shots like this are the best when you see the best in small things! This gives the pictures an aesthetic appeal!

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2. Don’t worry about the different Lighting!

Whether natural or artificial, all the lightings do look aesthetic in different scenes. So, choose your scenes well. Usually, people try to block out the light from the yellow lights in a concert or some event. It might seem to be flashy. But, it is time to embrace it and take a picture of it in the best way! Use it as a filter!

Source: Gear Diary

This is not the best picture with lighting… Fade it through the background and focus on a darker object because it is anyway bound to be dark, it is better to have a darker object. People will recognise it better. Also, focussing on it will give the highlight and take the picture away from the dreaded flashes! So, choose to do it this way!

Source: Medium “Indie Bands”

Natural lighting is the best! The separate sun rays are kinda the best! Although, you have to choose which ones look better in which lighting – faded or highlighted. Here, the rays are more highlighted than the trees.

Source: Honkiat

Keep waiting for more!


May calls for the Beaches!

THE RINK is up with the latest coverpage. The theme is right there: Beach + Fashion + Fun = Summer! What is summer without visits to the beach?! Living in this tropical country, I have lost count of the seasons…but summer just made the hot days hotter and the beach days better! Fashion tips for this summer are in this May!

There is a special post on Mother’s Day.. Keep guessing until the 14th. Fashion Trends? Beauty tips? Best presents to give her? I won’t tell you now.

The biggest highlight for this month is the post on Instagram Tricks. Or perhaps, posts on Instagram Tricks! One by one, you will come to know this art. Get ready for some fame. It is coming your way!


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The Art of Disguise #9: H & M turns elite and fashionable with the Conscious Exclusive Collection 2017!

Truly Exclusive… By L.R.

Hey people! We have come to the very last post in the series!

H & M is the place I usually go to find good daily wear and rarely part outfits… When i went on one of my visits to the store, I was amazed with this new collection: Conscious Exclusive 2017!

It is said to be inspired and made from recycled waste – Who knows if this is a rumour or not! It first came to the stores on the 20th of April. And fate sent me to shopping on the very same day!

My favourite dress

This was my very favourite dress in the collection! It was available when I went to the stores… Sadly, my size was not there!!! Anyhow, being a fashion lover, I wanted to try it on and ta-da! I wore the one with a bigger size!

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The dress that sold out in one day!

Party dress? Yes, for sure! The pink sequinned dress was and is still eyed by many! It was sold out the very first day in UK!

The Other ones in the collection

These outfits are equally good and some are so good that celebrities have walked on the carpet wearing them! I don’t have all of them in the gallery – The best ones are here!

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I was so happy to walk in on the first day of the release! This collection did not become very popular here, I guess, because people are more exposed to the advertisements for H & M spring collection. The Conscious Exclusive 2017 collection is a little bit elegant, a little bit playful, a little bit exotic and a little bit ethereal!

Guest Blog Series – For the poet in you #8

The series comes to an end… with a poem on starting from the very beginning…


P.C.: Medicine News

Umbilical cord forged our bond.

Love and hate compose our years

Constructing a strong relation.

Arguments and fights seize the day

Yet somehow I turn to you

For my heart’s solace.


The sphere has witnesses outlets

Outlets of things.

However, can it comprehend

What you go through?

Outlets of my emotion – anger – You

Never keep a grudge,

Never brand anyone,

Never give up.


You don’t merely exist

In this world nor in my mind.

You live and shine

Your way through

Me and my life.

Thank you.


After all, the

Umbilical cord forged our bond.

Guest Blog Series – For the Poet in You #7

Blind, Deaf And Dumb

Originally published at Frank Solanki


Frank Solanki

I’ve got to make a confession

I hope that you don’t mind

I can only see your face

To others, I am blind

I can hear your whispers

Even hear you in my dreams

I must be turning deaf now

For I can’t hear others scream

People talk to me all the time

But I am totally numb

I only respond to your voice

To others, I am dumb

I only want you around me

Others, I just ignore

They are all just diseases

You are my only cure

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