Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I love the fact that I can wear almost whatever I wish to, to office. If you're judging and wondering if thats a real job I do, then yes, I must affirm it is. Its funny when you have the freedom to almost wear whatever you like, you tend to hesitate more than usual about being too casual. So this one fine day when I was to head to the Globus store for a review straight after work, I decided to bring out my peter pan collared cat print blouse and teamed it up with straight fit work trousers. Added my current favorite nude oxfords to up the comfort factor and just as I set out of office, also put on my newly gifted neon pink heart ring and a stack of cuffs. The outfit inspiration was a look of pure comfort while keeping it cute at the same time with a couple of elements. These are a couple of pictures to show you my outfit in detail. You get the idea :)

Peter pan cat printed blouse: Zara, grey straight fit trousers: Van Heusen, Nude oxfords: Zara, Cuffs: assorted, Heart ring in neon pink: H&M (gifted)

What do you think?

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Globus Experience

One of the oldest known names in the Indian fashion scene, Globus Stores are definitely a name to reckon with. From ethnic wear to trendy western stuff, they house everything and that too, for both the sexes. So if you've been wanting to go shopping with your partner without testing his patience, this is a place that will possibly keep him equally occupied ;)
Reviewing their autumn-winter collection was pure pleasure. Let me emphasize how exciting it is for me to be reviewing autumn-winter collections for having spent the last 5 years in Bangalore, I have not really had an opportunity to toy around with fall-winter clothing much.
The autumn-winter western wear collection at Globus incorporates most big trends of the fall. Pretty paisley prints, Kaftans, loose comfortable silhouettes, and girly ruffles.
Some of the pieces were very versatile and they would definitely work for all kinds of body types and last you a variety of seasons. For me the USP of Globus and its Autumn-Winter collection is the versatility of the prints and the affordability of smart fashion today. Girls, this one's worth a go especially if you're feeling these lovely satchels and tasseled bags as much as me.
Take a look:
paisley on cardigans
The colors, the neck detailing. I'm digging it.

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color blocking going strong.
Sucker for the classic stripes? Don't miss the cute sailor detailing
Neon stacked bangles

What do you think? Leave your thoughts, right here :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The fashion in comfort or vice-versa

Some outfits do not require a lot of thinking about or pondering over. You think of a few basic elements you want to put together and the rest of it just falls into place. For a day out watching a movie and then chilling with friends and reviewing a brand's new collection, I had in mind my new quirkbox bolero jacket which is one of the gifts that I got for my birthday. Been itching to throw it on, I was slightly unsure of how to style it since I needed to ensure that the crazy Delhi heat didn't kill me if I put that jacket on. And the answer came almost immediately. What better way to style a bright quirky bolero jacket than over a sheer shirt in a neutral color this summer. I went with my staple white sheer shirt, my favourite blue jeans and added my new nude brogues from the sales to complete the look. Having used neutrals like white and nude against the neons of the jacket, I added a dash of solid colors in the form of my new Mango bag, as heard of here. And some arm party to wind it up.

Wearing: white sheer shirt: Forever New, blue skinnies: Diesel, bolero jacket: Quirkbox (gifted), water proof tote: Mango, patent leather oxfords: Zara, arm party: assorted
What do you think, fellas? :D

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Forever New: Studio 54

This collection from Forever New is for all you Gossip Girl fans out there. Yes, you heard it right, Studio 54 is inspired by the Upper East Side New York Girl meets the '70s. What do you get when you cross both those genres? Lots of luxurious animal prints, risqué split ruffled dresses, the dip-rise hems, cute shirt dresses, some Blair-esque pussy bow blouses, chunky knits in delish flavours and a sprinkle of the New York city charm to top it off.
If the apparel experiments with textures and cuts, the accessories go with classic pieces in tones of turquoise, amethyst, cobalt blue with a lot of golden accents. Long tassled necklaces and larger-than-life statement rings are here to stay, ladies.
The shoes see an array of heels from color-blocked ones to glitzy glittery ones. These are definite to complement the geometrically influenced box clutches that this collection showcases. All in all, liking how the color palette infuses prints into the most beautiful of colors families: blues, greens, blacks with tones of neutrals.
My favourite pieces? Would have to be the following! :) Shop this collection at the Forever New website now! :)
Ruffles and pleats. Not getting enough of it.

If I could picture this dress on someone, it would definitely by Blake Lively.

The intricate gold chains woven together had me.

Color blocking. Its here to stay?

My kind of glam.
Rose gold. Stacked rings. HEART.

Catty. *excuse the pun*

Are you going gaga or are you already hitting the website/stores? Whatever be it, share your thoughts on the collection with me. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Biba Review

There are certain brands you associate with because they stand for your personality. Your personal fashion aesthetics. Biba is definitely one of those brands. I have worn their kurtis in college and so long they keep making kurtis like they do, I will definitely be looking out for this one brand.
Lets talk about the primary over arching theme of their new collection first. For me, the latest collection was a lot about colors and diversity in patterns. The collection sees a spangle of every hue and color possible with motifs and prints that make you think of larger than life Indian influences. The different prints assembled in this collection include large florals, paisley, the classic small leaf print, geometric influences and my favourite the phulkari-inspired prints. There are plenty of cuts available. The A-line, anarkali, the slightly loose short kurtis and the classic straight long ones.
The smaller detailing like light sequin spray on the prints and the cute crochet detailing in a panel right below the shoulders is what completes this Biba collection. Definitely a lot of pieces that you would could wear on an everyday basis to work, at home or even for tea and shopping with friends. 
The characteristic thing about the collection and is almost an extension of Biba's brand image is the myriad of colors and the exuberance that the combinations stand for. I definitely see myself wearing some of these pieces over neautral colored pajamas or the A-line kurtis over skinny jeans. 

Notice the cute crochet panel.

Almost inspired from Holi, the festival. :)

My favourite piece. Anarkali with phulkari inspired print on the bolero jacket.

Look out for more BIBA activities, right here. What do you think of their new collection? Are you feeling it as much as I am? :) Leave your comments right here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

JJ Valaya at the DCW

The second show for the opening night at the Delhi Couture Week, 2012 was that of JJ Valaya. Would it be strange if I said I went in with a kitty full of crazy ass big expectations of grandeur and exquisiteness par excellence? But I really did. The theme of his haute couture collection was 'Azrak' and the highlights of his work included heavily paneled sherwanis, heavily embellished achkans, embroidery and motifs that stood for everything archaic. The highlight of the collection for me definitely was the minimal make up, the heavy jewelry look with the old-school loose hair buns at the nape of the neck. Not my favorite of all of JJ Valaya's works but definitely something the heavy Indian attire lovers will look forward to in the stores.
Here are some pictures from the show.
Spotted. Couldn't get enough of the shoes and the bindi.

My favorite piece. The digital architectural print is the rage.
What did you think? Also, excuse the obstructions in the pictures, I'm still a third row fashion blogger. :D

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Delhi Couture Week- I wore

I thought a lot. Considered going shopping to pick something new to inaugurate at the opening night of the Delhi Couture Week. After all, it happened to be my first Delhi event and you know, the whole begin things on the right foot, thingy? :) But then I went over the last thought again and I realized that being a writer who writes about fashion and style I should really exercise some of those stylish grey cells and working out an interesting outfit from what I already have in my wardrobe. I decided to incorporate my current favorite neon pink shirt and thought it would make for an interesting twist to throw it over a leopard print black and white dress. Its an interesting array of colors and patterns, me thinks. Especially when you throw in hints of goth with a chunky silver cuff and studded wrap bracelet. And some super glam elements like the cobalt blue shoes and the sequined clutch in silver and blue.
Also, since I could not get around to clicking pictures of my outfit at the show I decided to reproduce the outfit today and get my little talented cousin to do a shoot for me so I could share the outfit idea with you guys. :)

Wearing: Leopard print dress: Dotti (Australia), Neon pink top: Only, Cobalt blue pumps: Michael Antonio, silver link necklace: Juicy Couture, Cuff and sequined clutch: Forever New, studded bracelet wrap: Fab Alley



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