Globus Stores - online review

28.9.12

Among all the new shopping sites available in India, (believe me, there are just too many. Every week I discover a new one!) here is something you must already be familiar with - Globus!


Frankly I wasn't even aware that they had an online shop (which I think every brand should definitely have!) but I'm sure glad they contacted me and asked me to have a look.


My top picks..

Star prints!!

A black jumpsuit is almost equivalent to an LBD! 

How cute is this skirt?
A tan sling can never let you down

Oxblood! That's the colour of the season!


I'm don't generally wear Indian and ethnic clothes myself, although I do style them on others, but these two, just blew me away with their colours and prints. I would totally wear them with tights or even as a dress!





As for the guys, they have a lot of cool stuff too. There are a lot of great checkered shirts and polo tees in various colours. And my favourite are the following. I just love message tees and goofy sayings!





Pros

1 - You sit at home, comfortably, and browse through what you want to see.
2 - Sizing should not be a problem here, because Globus has been around for 14 years now, and unless you've been living under a rock, you should know your sizes!
3 - Cash on delivery!
4 - Fashion Quotient - which is a small blog with great fashion related articles.
5 - Free shipping for orders over 1000 bucks.
6 - They deliver to Mumbai (only) within 2 days.

Cons

1 - The product images could have been better, especially the accessories. The pictures don't do justice to the bags!
2 - The store has a lot more stock, as compared to the site.
3 - There's a 12.36% tax charge on top of the shipping charges.


And to test it, I've placed my order already!Remember the tan sling from above? I've ordered it in red!

Visit Globusstores and tell me what you would pick!

Print on print

11.9.12

This wonderful little corner is just around my house. One day when I passed it (and if you follow me on Instagram you'll know) and I just stopped and looked at it properly. I saw how pretty it actually was. My childhood was spent playing chor-police (thieves and police) jumping over this very same verandah and gate. 
I just had to do an outfit post here.. And I already knew what to wear.


I selected mostly florals. Even the neck-piece and wedges had a floral print on the sides. But I don't have a close-up of either.






How pretty is the red grill door?


Outfit Breakdown

Baby pink and turquoise floral blouse - Bangkok
Star printed shorts - Chemistry
Belt - Vero Moda
Pink floral button neck piece - from a giveaway
Black, blue and pink friendship bracelets - Hill Road
Floral bracelet - Borrowed from the studio
Pink slip on mini wedges with studs - one of the Linking Road shops (can't remember which one)

I took these pictures at around 4pm, so there was no proper light. Most of these had to be 'light up' on Picasa.

All pictures by Sheehan.

Is hitting a child acceptable?

1.9.12



Okay this is definitely the first of its kind on my blog. Everything is usually always fashion related. I'm not sure if this is going to be a regular, and I can't promise any more of these, but this was one thing that I really have to share my opinions about.

As I was walking to the bus stop through my inner Kalina lanes, which is a bit like the inner Pali Bandra lanes, I came across a woman who was busy putting/taking out something from her handbag. She had a kid with her, who was very interested in looking at his reflection in the puddles. And he was merely 2 or 3 years, so picture his fascination.
Seconds later a man came riding on his cycle, and you know these guys never really ring their cycle bells, they just make noises like 'shh shh'or 'ksk ksk' or something that sounds vaguely similar.

The little boy was too little to understand what those sounds meant and didn't even react, but the mother was well aware and realized her child was not with her anymore and she yelled out to him. Nothing really happened, the man avoided the child and me, and went around us, but the mothers actions really horrified me.
She went up to her kid and yelled at him and slapped him. And of course he started wailing! If I was a brave girl I would have told her to stop and that she should be slapping herself for leaving her son's hand. But unfortunately I'm not.

I truly believe its the mothers fault for letting go of a toddler's hand, even if it is for a matter of 5 seconds. A lot can't happen in that small amount of time. Or at least a mother can train her child to understand that the streets are dangerous and they should always walk with an adult. Kids are smart and very understanding, and it's easy to teach them such stuff at a young age. I can understand talking sternly and even raising your voice a bit. But to slap a child? And in public? Isn't that a bit too harsh? It also embarrasses the child. No matter how young, they of course will be affected.

And since I'm talking about this, theres another thing that I've always noticed. If a child falls while walking on the streets, the mother/guardian always pulls them up rudely (and roughly) and hits them, like as if it's their fault for falling! And always the child will be crying, either from falling or being hit, but I really don't understand why hit the kid?
My mom and me always get angry when we see this happen. It is a bit silly. It's always better to pick up a crying child and soothe them, not hit them!

I'm not sure if this should be regarded as Indian mentality. But I can confidently state that I've seen both cases happen, a lot!

Any non-Indians reading this, feel free to share your opinions, if you've noticed the same in your respective countries and cultures.

And of course I would like to hear other opinions too. I'm not a mother, and not even close to being one any time soon, and maybe it's silly of me to say these things, but I think I'm right in small amounts. 

P.S - If there are any typos or nonsensical stuff, please blame it on my ipod touch for auto correcting stuff. I typed this out in the bus!