Holiday Ice Sculptures

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ice sculpture is a form of sculpture which is three dimensional artwork made from ice, water that is frozen into a solid state as the raw material. 

Santa's Throne
 Ice Art

Sculptures can be abstract or realistic and can be functional or purely decorative.

Gingerbread House

They are generally associated with special events because of their limited lifetime.

Holiday Display
 Ice Art

The temperature of the environment affects how quickly the piece must be completed to avoid the effects of melting.

Santa's Sleigh
Ice Impressions

If the sculpting doesn't take place in a cold environment, then the sculptor must work very quickly to complete his piece.


Some sculptures can be done in ten minutes if the carver is using power tools such as a chainsaw and specialty bits fitted to a die grinder which is a hand-held power tool sculptors use for contouring.

Toy train and Santa
 Ice Art

They also use razor-sharp chisels and hand saws specifically designed for cutting ice.


Tree with lights frozen inside
 Ice Art

Color effects are possible by a number of techniques, including the addition of colored gels or sand to the ice.

Santa in his sleigh

Holiday Home
Inside Medford

This art form is traditionally taught in culinary schools, but there are some small schools that teach ice carving.

 Ice Art 
Harbin_International_Ice_and_Snow_Sculpture_Festival in China is a famous event held annually and has increased in size over the years. Sculptures of all sizes appear, up to and including building size pieces.

                 Cool Way Ice Inc.

I love ice sculptures. It takes very talented people to create these beautiful works of art.

 Hope you have a wonderful day.

Outfit Confession..--Today I am wearing..

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Like I shared in my last post Graphic tartans are back this Fall..  Today I planned to wear a Shirt wid a Tank-top .. Shirt's collars are folded  in a way to give it a look of a blazer.. (for early morning classes u need sumthing warm n Comfortable.. after all its Delhi winters..) To add color it this look i used a Pink color Tank top n pink flat Ballerinas(my most fav) and a belt to stop the collar from folding and to define the waist.. n a Vintage Bag .. That matches wid the belt.. not making it odd..!! i kept it simple.. didn't accessorize it much  coz I was dressing up for my classes. odawise wud have been wearing a watch n my fav studs atleast..

I generally prefer no-makeup look for college..but i always wear my lip balm..(VOV , Body shop or Fab-India..) n a moisturizer atleast..

Thats it.. for the day Divas.. see you soon..


Till my next post dont forget to do it as Coco Chanel,
            " I don't do Fashion.. I am Fashion.."


Confession of the Day..Graphic Tartan

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
                             Graphic Tartan
Dress it up..  Pant it down.. or just The Chic Poncho ..!! 

Plaids and tartans went big and bold this fall, with designers finding more inspiration from in-your-face rustic weaves than the understated checks of seasons past.. 

 I absolutely love how Kim K has used the same digital print in the dress n the Poncho..( perfect  the escape the chill.. )
The print being different does not make tartans obvious.. but quite Chic  and classy in d dress..which is so Kim.. & the Poncho is my personal favorite ..already looking so warm n chic at the same time..

If opting for Plaids n tartans make sure you sport it a lilall different than usual this it in a different print ..of skirt..dress..pant or Poncho..

So.. this was a quick fashion update.. made real quick.. as m short of time..  submissions n assignments..keeping me busy ....
Thats it for the day Fshionistas..
till my next post.. like I always say..Do it as..
Coco Chanel..-" I don't do Fashion.. I am Fashion.."
                       xoxo- Shaily

Christmas Humor

Monday, October 24, 2011

Confession of the Day..A quick sneak peak into This Fall's hit trends....

Friday, October 21, 2011

1) Minus the Perfect pair of shades worn by the Kardashian Clan.. I really like the poncho Kim is wearing..!! Poncho have come back with a bang.. n are here to stay this fall..Retro yet stylish.. Boho but Chic at the same time..a must have piece of clothing.. just sport it over any sweater or warmer.. n glam it up wid  perfect accessories..!! n u are ready to rock.. *_^

2) Black blazer is all u need  .. perfect for almost every occasion.. wear it over a dress or pants or over a casual denim n Tee.. just like Pipa...
she wears it for shopping.. and also for a day at the pics below she is seen sporting the same blazer but at different occasions..!!

 3) The Tuxedo Look..with a feminine a must try.. Black n white is the way to go.. with RED lips n that outfit u are ready to Rule ..!!

4)Colored Pants .. in different colors is also a trend that is making its way in the fashion scene real strong.. already a Hit among the celebs ..!! make sure you atleast have one of these ..!!

5) Channel your inner Shaft with coats that reach all the way to the floor. These Duster Coats look impossibly glam, especially when paired with the textured, filmy separates shown on the runway.

6)  From Tron-like athletic Stripes to horizontal Hamburglar patterns, the stripes in the fall collections with bold and graphic.

So.. thats about it Fashionistas.. many more Confessionz to come about fall fashion.. beauty .. hair n skin care.. stay tunned.... been busy with exhibitions but soon gonna unveil my Jewelry Label.."Shaily From Delhi" -by Shaily Khera ..

  Till my next post do it as Coco Chanel.." I don't do Fashion.. I am Fashion.."


Beautiful Christmas Music to Dream and Relax

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lots of beautiful snowy scenes (I see some Thomas Kinkade artwork here him) set to Kenny G's "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." So relaxing and dreamy! If you enjoy Thomas Kinkade's artwork you can check Here for my post with some of his beautiful Christmas Scenes. Hope you enjoy the video. I will be linking this post to Natasha's Pinning and Singing on the Weekend. Please pause music player on the left.

Antique Santa Postcards

Monday, October 17, 2011
I found this beautiful collection of Old World Santa postcards at I love their vintage look and Santa Lady tells all about each one, where it was printed , and when it was post dated. One of them dates back to 1898! You can read about her collection of  post cards Here.

I especially love this last postcard! I hope all of you have a nice week.

Ceramic Santa Claus

Sunday, October 16, 2011
This post is for Sundays with Santa at This is a ceramic Santa that my mother made way back in the 70's! She was in to making ceramics at the time and even had a kiln  in the basement to cure the ceramics. She knew how much I loved this Santa and eventually gave it to me to proudly display in my own home. I make sure he is dust free and cover him in plastic and put in a box when putting him away until next Christmas. I don't know where he'll go when I'm no longer here, but hopefully, he'll have a place in one of my children's home!

 I took Mr. Claus out this morning to photograph and just thought that I would leave him two weeks I'll start my decorating. I always start to get things out right after Halloween since it takes me two weeks or so to decorate. I only do a little each day and it's so much work bringing all of it up from the basement, the cleaning, etc., and I'm sure you all know what I mean!

 So I hope all of you have a great Sunday and join in celebrating Sundays with Santa with your favorite Santa images or collections, or anything Santa related!

Enya-Journey of the Angels

Monday, October 10, 2011
Such a beautiful song and Enya has the voice of an angel! So calming and peaceful. If you listen, you will need to pause the music player on the left sidebar. Enjoy!

 From the album: And Winter Come(2008)

 In a winter night
The angels
 Begin their flight;
 Dark skies
 With miles to go,
 No footsteps
 To be lost in snow.

 They fly to you
 Oh, new-born king
They fly to you
 Oh, angels sing

 One is sorrow
One is peace
One will come
 To give you sleep
 One is comfort
 One is grief
One will take
The tears you weep

 New star
 In a midnight sky
 In heaven
All the angels fly
Soft wings so true
 And all things
They will give to you

 In a winter night
The angels
 Begin their flight

 All sing
 Oh, angels,
 A new-born king
 All sing
Oh, angels
A new-born king
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Confession of the Day-style tip-"How to get that Gypsy Look.."

                                 I had a Boho Day.. ;)

That's what i wore to College today..

{I am wearing-- [ Top- "Shaily From Delhi-by Shaily Khera" ] [ Skirt-from my own closet/gifted..i don't remember..] [ Belt- Dilli Haat] [ Bag-sum stall, Kamla Nagar mrkt, Banglow Road][ Footwear- Stelatoes ] [jewelery- stupid cupid.., sum stall GK...] [shades- Ray Ban]}

Getting this look is easy.. m sure all of you have that one Maxi skirt u bought ages back.. n don't want to wear.. well take it out of that Closet.. n wear it high on your waist wid a full sleeve T-shirt ..( like i did..) or  a lose cotton tunic or top..wid balloon sleeve..( that adds the Boho element..) .. a beaded belt or a scarf for color blocking on your waist.. and team it up wid a nice jhola bag n Kolahpuris or Gladiators.. n to finish d look.. keep your hair messy or braided.. wear all the chunk that u have.. but don't over accessories ..

Here I am wearing everything that a wanted to scrap or give away once .. like that skirt.. which was laying in my Closet for over 6 years.. doing nothing.. So, u can also create this look.. all u have to do is look inside your closet ....

I am a Gypsy at heart.. Living away from Delhi for sumtym.. n traveling sure has evolved me into one..

My personal style is Boho.. not because i want to look artistic or gypsy or whatever.. but because there has always been some a Gypsy element in my sense of style..

Also has sum element of history.. that always attracts Me.. The Clothes are colorful.. comfortable.. and is mixture of various ethnic clothing well as historical costumes..

Bohemian style consists of loose, colorful clothing and has appeared as boho chic, hippie style, and Aesthetic dress. With their long flowing hair and rich, though threadbare fabrics, bohemians stand out in a crowd representing a colorful counterculture based on creativity, poverty, and an indifference to social structures and traditions..

Thats it for the day my dear Fashionistas..
  &   till my next post do nit as.. 
           Coco Chanel.." I don't do fashion, I am Fashion.."

                                             XOXO- Shaily

4' Ltd. Edition Santa by Jim Shore

Sunday, October 9, 2011
I mentioned in an earlier post which you can find here, how much I love Jim Shore's hand painted pieces. His work is beautiful. I have several and try to get a new piece each year. I'm linking to for her Sundays with Santa, and this is what I have chosen to share. Now I do not or never will own this piece as it is way out of my price factor, $1,999.00, but it's made of stone resin to resemble hand carved wood and only 75 were made. He stands at 4ft. tall.  I hear that a prince bought one and being a prince he must be rich! This would look so nice in an entryway! I love the little lantern he's holding and the artwork is beautiful! Happy Sundays with Santa.
Source: via Dorothy on Pinterest

Halloween Rap, by Jib Jab!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Decided to have a little fun today with Jib Jab! In this video is my hubby, Bruce, Dracula, my son George, Frankenstein,  my two granddaughters, Kashmir, the Witch, & Kelsi, the DJ., and myself...the mummy! Enjoy!

P.S. Don't forget to pause the music player on the left to listen.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Monday, October 3, 2011
Image credit, Royce Bair, from The Stock Solution.

I thought this was such a cheery cupcake Christmas tree! What a great idea. Royce Bair took this photo of his two granddaughters' creation , they were 9 & 13 yrs. old at that time, who decorated the cupcakes and arranged them in the display to look like a Christmas tree for an extended Christmas Eve party they were having.

Great job girls!

Christmas Cake, Post No. 2

Good morning! I get many views on Christmas Cakes, so I thought I would do another post on them. These cake recipes can be found at They have all been rated 5 star's. Maybe you're looking for something new to try this year? All of the nutritional information is given and all are kitchen approved. Enjoy!

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Christmas Cherry Cake

Source: via Dorothy on Pinterest 
Candy Cane Coffee Cake

Viennese Torte

Almond Tea Cakes

Philly Sugar Shack Maple Walnut Cheese Cake

Gingerbread Cake

Heavenly Chipped Chocolate & Hazlenut Cheesecake

Company Cheesecake

Southern Style Banana Split Cake

Creamy Coconut Cake

Philadelphia Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake