Thursday, September 29, 2011


 [corduroy shirt - Club Monaco's men's section, jeans - Madewell, belt - Club Monaco, cuff - vintage, shoes - Oscar de la Renta]

I've been going through a phase where I feel like dressing down more often than not - which should be easy enough..

But what with the weather being so fickle, I don't feel like leaving the house without a warm shirt or a sweater, just in case..

I'm ashamed to admit to don't really have any of either.. Well, nothing I haven't worn a million times anyway...

Which left with me the option of raiding Raghu's closet..

Such a great idea. So satisfying, because I managed to cut my fall shopping list in half..

You'll be seeing me in a lot of fun men's clothing this fall! :) Watch this space!

Friday, September 23, 2011


 While it is kind of obvious that I love fashion, I will be the first to admit that this blog has made me pay wayy more attention to runway shows than I ever did. 

Which basically mean that this is the first year that I've ever checked in on whats happening during fashion weeks all over the world..

And boy, am I glad I did!
I'm learning so much about designers that I didn't know about / didn't pay much attention to (clearly a mistake, that)..

Two shows that I fell in love with from London Fashion Week were Sass & Bide and Simone Rocha - for completely different reasons.

For me, the perfect collection has that balance of art, beauty and wearability. And when you know that the clothes will make everyone in the room sit back and pay attention, you have a winner.

While I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite, I will say that I can see myself wearing almost every piece from the Sass & Bide show..
The genius of Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton transalated into acrylic neons and clean, flowing lines, with sleek chignons and minimal make up on the runway.
If I ever win the jackpot, this is the collection I'll blow all my money on!

And yes, I believe that the team at Sass & Bide were clearly inspired by African Greys...

Come on. Don't tell me you don't see the resemblance!

Simone Rocha was a different bird altogteher (no pun intended. Really)..

What I loved was the juxtaposition of old school lace and clear plastic...

So functional (is it a dress? is it a raincoat?? is it a lace doily??), and definitely something I'd wear if I wanted to push the envelope just a little bit...

And it wasn't just the clothes!! The clear bag with lace detailing already has me looking for the perfect wallet and make-up kit to go inside it..

And the shoes!!!!

While I loved the idea of the plastic uppers, what really caught my eye (and went on my definitely-buying-come-spring list) was that pair of open-toe, lace-up wedges with a clear upper. Sigh... those shoes leave me speechless...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


 [silk blouse Club Monaco, jeans Madewell, scarf Anokhi, shoes Balenciaga, watch Lucien Piccard, bracelets Aldo, J.Crew & MOMA store]

The weather's been acting up as always. Almost like it can't decide whether its fall or still summer. So I have black (for fall) and neon yellow (summer colors!)...

Best of both worlds?

Also, any resemblance to a wasp/bumble bee was totally unintentional.

I mean, come on - what fashionable person doesn't want to look like an angry wasp???

 Very chic, no?


Alright, lets agree to disagree.

Today's been a long long day involving many dirty dishes, a million loads of laundry and one large vacuum cleaner.

I know, I know. I lead such an exciting life and you're jealous. Who isn't, really?

There was also one smelly dog and a very splashy bath, but this is hardly the place to discuss animal hygiene.

Or is it?

But when a day ends with Raghu coming home and a good meal, I really have nothing to complain about..

Alright everyone, I'm going to call it a day now...

Time for one last cup of tea and a couple of chapters  (Saramago has me wishing I knew Portugese)..

Good night (or morning) guys! 

And if you need someone to talk you through bathing your dog or a wasp attack, you know who to call!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just in!!!

Today I opened what was definitely the most exciting package I've ever received!!

After months of waiting, I finally managed to get my hands on Celine's luggage bag.

There's a few people without whom I wouldn't have been able to find one.. (you know who you are, thank you!!)

I am in love with the color -  its the perfect shade to replace my old, beaten-to-death Marc Jacobs Bruna with..

The lines are so clean and beautiful, and the workmanship is just pure perfection.

The best part, at least for me, is that its so light and sturdy!!

You'll be seeing a lot of this in the future.. :)

Can't wait to take it out tomorrow!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


 [aviators - Gucci, book The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago, wallet - Dior, nailpolish Chanel Peridot & Black pearl, earrings Lulu Frost, eyeshadow MAC Woodwinked, my keys and MACE, pen Mont Blanc]

Friday, September 16, 2011

Winter Wishlist - Budget Edition

Because a bunch of people emailed me/asked me (and left me a comment) asking for fall/winter clothing that didn't cost the earth.. and because I'm usually broke.
Here you go!
I'm in love with anything Navajo/tribal this fall... Also a lot of fur (faux and otherwise), and as always - LEOPARD!!!

  [Aztec pattern coat - ASOS]

[Leather biker jacket - ASOS]

[Epic coloured faux fur coat - Blackheart]

[Maxi Skirt - The Addison Story]

[Navajo Cheyenne Tote - L.A.M.B.]

[Snakeskin square messenger bag - Zara]

 [Sweater with contrasting sleeves - Zara]

[Combined Coat - Zara]

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winter Wishlist - Part 1

I'm slightly obsessed with lists (I know you are too!)

And since it will be winter in 4 months very soon, I've decided that it's time to make a list of things I've fallen in love with..

[Felted Mohair and leather cardi-coat - Rick Owens]

 [Leather jacket/coat Loretta - Mackage]

I'm sensing a very black oriented wardrobe this fall, and that, really, is unacceptable. 

You know what this means, right?

Time to shop for more colorful additions to my winter wardrobe!

Have you started making your winter wish list yet?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blue.... and pink and purple!!!

This is the result of quickly shopping my closet.. Always surprised by how old pieces of clothing can come together in totally new ways.

Managed to hit a lot of this year's trends with this look - monochrome, color blocking, neon...

You'd definitely turn and look if I passed you on the street! If only to shade your eyes because the colors hurt :D

[silk shirt and belt Club Monaco, jeans Zara, shoes and clutch Aldo, watch Tag Heuer]

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Week - 1

Clearly color blocking, thigh high slits, tribal prints, sequins, and layering are trends that will be sticking around next year...

Can't wait to see what the next few shows will bring!

 [Jason Wu - image via Mark Leibowitz]

[Rag & Bone - image via Refinery 29]

[Peter Som - image via Milk Studios]

[Miss Wu - image via W Magazine]

[Misha Nonoo - image via Milk Studios]