New Year New Beginnings


Happy 2014 from The Red Notebook

Happy New Year to all my readers. Hope you all had a fabulous start and your new year resolution is still intact – I broke mine today so it didn’t last very long. Today’s post is very important to me as I want to take this opportunity to thank a few people who made my Red Notebook journey extremely special.

2013 was an eventful year for me. A milestone year in my life where I was able to launch my dream project “The Red Notebook”. Balancing a full time job, a two year old and my creative ambition has been tough but when I go to bed at night I feel tired for the right reasons.

There a few special people in my life who helped shape my dream into reality. The first ones on my list are all my followers and subscribers of The Red Notebook. Every single comment of yours, every like, every share, means a lot to me. Your encouragement has been my biggest strength and I hope to exceed you expectations in the coming year.

The second most important person is my sister Pallavi who coined the name ‘ The Red Notebook’ and gave shape to the project. She is our official contributor who is not able to participate much due to personal issues but I am expecting to hear a lot more from her in the new year.

Third in line is my soul sister, Priyanka Sharma, who in spite of a broken leg, dragged her heavy camera equipment across London and captured my very first few fashion projects. I would also like to thank my very cooperating model Jas who has been very accommodating with our shoots. Not only does she poses for the camera but she also gives her creative inputs.

How can I not mention Vallari Harshwal here. She has been an inspiration to me. The idea of The Red Notebook was conceived over a cup of coffee to celebrate the successful launch of Vallari’s exhibition.

Next on the list is my lovely husband Arpit for bearing the brunt of my mood swings when things didn’t go my way, for giving me the space to create and for just being there in every step of the way. The Red Notebook wouldn’t have been possible without him.

A sincere thanks to all my family in London, Delhi, Aligarh, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar and USA. Special mention of all my friends in London for appreciating my work. Your love means a lot me.

Hope my writing does’nt  sound like one of those boring thank you speeches. Even though it does I still have to share it. Please bear with me.

To celebrate my journey I would like to share my most fashionable project with you guys. I read somewhere that life is too short to wear boring clothes so do experiment with your wardrobe and create you own personal style.

Thanks to the iconic city of London for leasing my creative energy

Thanks to the iconic city of London for unleashing my creative energy

the red notebook monochrome look

Dress – Asos

Shoes - Reiss

Shoes – Reiss

Monochrome Look

A black and white monochrome look can look very fashionable and edgy, any time of the year. The edginess comes from pairing the dress up with metallic accessories and red lipstick. I wore this outfit for my brother’s graduation ceremony. You can create a similar look for any formal occasion. Monochrome is the easiest trend to follow and can make you look glamorous in an instant.

This is one of my most stylish looks of the year. Next year is all about experimenting with style and taking it to the next level. We are also excited about launching new services later this year and providing you with a wholesome stylish lifestyle experience.

Look forward to your partnership in the new year and once again, thank you for making my journey so special.

Mandavi @The Red Notebook

View more images of this  fashion project here 



  1. January 5, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    You look pretty!
    come visit us and maybe follow?

  2. Vallari
    February 23, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    Truly touched! I wish you more success and power. Isnt it amazing when you r enjoying something, even 24 hrs seem to be less in a day.
    My wishes always with you.

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