Style Resolutions for 2015 | feat. Noble Faith

31.12.14



What I've always hated about the dawn of a new year is the dreaded "what are your resolutions for the year". While I've never been one to set goals for myself or my career or my body like I see many others do so, this year I decided to go down a different route. Instead of planning to lose my excess weight or go to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided I needed my own style resolutions for the year. So every day, when I dress up, I'm going to follow these thoroughly. These style resolutions are completely subjective as well as open to interpretations as my style is probably different from yours, even though we might have the same dress, so I'm not going to be telling you to wear crop tops and more bodycon dresses!
Talking about clothes, featured in this post, is Noble Faith, a newly launched brand that exclusively retails on Myntra. So all the clothing you will see is either already available or will be soon in January. The brand is very decently priced and and is a mix of commercial meets high street.  For inquiries about a particular garment you cannot find on the website, you can always connect with them on Facebook and they will help you with it.

Great news is, Myntra is also holding a major end of season sale or as they're calling it 'end of reason sale'on the 3rd and 4th of January with jaw dropping deals that are so amazingly good, that you don't need to reason with your self. So with the dawn of the New Year, and with the excuse of acquiring a newer wardrobe, you don't need any other incentive, reason or excuse to indulge and shop for 2015!

A Softer Sparkle

28.12.14


After my whole "I don't know what to wear for Christmas" and the wake of this post, where I had stated my tailor was cooking up something for me, while he did stick to the pattern I gave him, there were a few issues with the fit, that I managed to get fixed and most importantly the shape of the neckline, which I had asked for very low, but he seemed to think high was better. Since there wasn't any time to fix it, the Project Runaway-er in me decided to DIY and improvise, so I just grabbed a pair of scissors and cut it myself and used tic tac clips  and a few safety pins to secure it, because I was actually too lazy to hem it myself. And it worked perfectly fine!
For some weird reason, I decided to go a bit on the "bridesmaid" style when designing this dress. While I already planned on doing a draped style (because I had a ton of fabric to play with), the slit was a last minute addition and very reminiscent of Versace's almost decade old collection back from 2006 but with a moderate version because I cannot be walking around with an upper upper thigh slit. And since it's supposed to be festive, I needed some sparkle and hence used a sequined fabric for the bodice, half of which went under the drape, but still showed through in the light along with an almost matchy hot pink lining for the rest of the dress. With the purple and pink tones down, I added a hint of blue with the heels and jewel tones with the earrings and kept it minimal when it came to jewelry and just added a watch. As for makeup, a nude lipstick and glitter on the eyes seemed apt, especially since I actually wore this outfit at night.
The whole point behind the colours and fabric choices were to stay away from the generic metallic sparkly things that seem to be available everywhere, and even though I love them to death, sometimes you have to be different to stand out, hence I went for a softer sparkle instead of the 'in your face' kind.

Christmas Diary, 2014

25.12.14


I never meant to do a Christmas post. But for lunch with my family, while the table was set, I found myself clicking a million images, much to their dismay and of course most of them were of and with the cats. So it was a hasty decision and the lighting wasn't that great, but we did so anyway.
Christmas has always been a big do at my place, with my relatives that fly back to the country and it's the only time I get to meet them all. After the midnight mass, it's been tradition that friends and some family come over and we sit up till late eating sandwiches and talking and drinking wine and nibbling on plum cake and other sweets.
The images here are in between lunch on Christmas day, with all three cats, who love the decorations and love creating havoc around as well - from attacking the trees to playing with the tinsel and even eyeing the sweets. Sheehan and I decided that while there was the family Christmas tree, we would put up the older one in our room, with the agenda of two Christmas trees = two sets of presents *wink*. From the three of us here, a very Merry Christmas as we stand so proudly in front of mom's pretty DIYed wall.

Un-ocassion at Shazé

21.12.14


Earlier this month at a meet arranged by a dear friend whose blog completed 3 years, I found myself admiring a ring that just took my breath away! Encrusted with stones and a few tiny bugs (yes, insects) it was one of the prettiest things I've seen in a while and even though it fit me like a midi ring, I still loved it and wore it all through the event.
Shazé, the brand behind that ring as well as a load of other luxury items, apart from fashion jewelry which is designed in Italy, include sunglasses, watches, the softest scarves and some really interesting home decor items, and is the perfect place to shop and indulge whether you're thinking of a gift for a loved one or for yourself! With the concept that shopping should not be obligatory and confined only for festive occasions but can be carried out whenever and all through the year the brand unveiled their 'Un Occasion' Campaign that I totally seem to support. I'm all for shopping whenever you feel like it! 
Here are a few images of my favourite items from the event organised by What When Wear and Shazé (including my favourite ring at the bottom)

Festive Attire | 5 easy-chic party perfect outfits for the season

18.12.14

Festive Attire | 5 easy-chic party perfect looks for the season

One morning, I sat up with a start and thought I needed a reality check because I completely forgot we're almost half way through December and I'll be needing various outfits for the Christmas Mass and NYE as well as the random tiny parties that will eventually turn up, like they always do. From the time I was younger, it has been tradition that my Xmas outfit would be made by my tailor and I've always relied blindly on that, and I'm relying on him this year as well, but I did decide to keep a few back ups as well. So if, you are stumped and out of ideas of what to wear and mainly if you haven't had the time to shop for new clothing or, like me, simply forgot, here are a few ideas on what you could wear, where and making use of things you might already have in your closet.

And four years later...

16.12.14


 I'm still that animal print wearing, always has a drink in her hand, awkwardly posing cat lady, and I'll always be!


One fine day, exactly four years ago, sitting in a studio owned by a fashion stylist and designer was a naive young wannabe stylist and Milan returnee who had previously studied lingerie and shoe design as well as wedding dresses and couture gowns pattern making. She wondered what she was doing there at that moment, with the kind of qualifications she had. Well maybe, after a little experience, I will get my own boutique and specialize in bridal wear she thought to herself. And boy, was she wrong. You see out of boredom, sitting in that studio where there was hardly any work at times, I (I was obviously talking about me) would look at various fashion websites and online magazines and read all day. After bookmarking scores of amazing articles, I thought to myself, this was silly, I'll hardly have the patience to filter through 300+ different bookmarks and so without a second thought I started a blog and decided to make my own content!

My Sanctuary | Links à la Mode

6.12.14


This is what a typical day of mine looks like. I wake up at around 10 or 11am (because I'm a night owl and stay up "working" till about 3-4am and I need my sleep. Then through noon till about mid evening, I'll be lounging around in my room, working on articles, listening to music, attending to emails, planning shoots, researching and playing with Puchu. He is with me most of the time, and mostly sleeps through until I wake him up for a hug. Of course he is the biggest distraction around as well. Everything he does is just too cute, and then I HAVE to take at least 3-4 pictures, on a daily basis, and send them to my dad and sister.

Ode to Awkward (and December)

2.12.14

There is a story to this post, and a part of it is pictorial, which you'll see and which will explain part of the title as well. I was obviously super obsessed with my new red animal print dress which I bought to wear in Dubai. Also I shared the love with my new cat bag (which you've seen previously here) and new wedges for the rains - yes I shot this ages ago, during the monsoon. Now the reason I never uploaded this was because it was the most hilariously awkward shoot we did. I'd shot before in front of this wall - here and here - and I heard that it was being torn down. So I wanted to have one last shoot here, before it was all gone.