Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mixing It Up

I'm trying to work the structured jacket in an all new style... this first of the series...

Also check out my post on the Vogue India website here

With jackets and trenches, padded shoulders and pointy lapels, velvets and suedes ... all in place to combat the chilly western winds; the eastern heart suffers the sudden withdrawal symptoms and languishes in the wait for the promised summers and blooming florals.

Seeing how ethnic embroideries and weaves are such a style statement, we tried to create a look that takes the edge off the structured winter wear.

Instead of pairing our perfectly tailored trenches with a rather over-worn pair of denims or trousers, we are pairing it with an outrageous skirt, a bright shawl and a colourful necklace. You must try wearing your Boyfriend jackets and trench coats with Shocking salwars, harem pants, embellished long skirts or even block print saris. Bring a rather desi twist to your winter wardrobe!

(Neetu Kasana is wearing : Necklace and Skirt from Mela Store, Shoes – Killah, Top – Janpath, Jacket – Tailored, Shawl – Mom’s, Shades – Raybans)

Psst... Have you found your perfect pair of lacy socks yet?? You know how cute they look with the booties, don’t you??

Much Love,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stolen Sweaters!

If the badge on the right was any sign, I'm writing a weekly blog for

Check it out here

Throughout my teens, I’ve borrowed a lot from my dad’s wardrobe. Especially in winters, Dad’s sweaters are always more comfy than your own. They’re big, droopy, warm and even make your hands disappear.... what’s not to love?

With Knitwear being a big trend and oversized jumpers selling all over the high street, it was time to revisit dad’s crazy 90’s sweater collection - with their argyle patterns and geometric gibberish.

My friend, Neetu Kasana, an upcoming model, shows you how to work this look without looking like a total slob!

Look 1 : With such a shapeless garment, its very important to keep the accessories strong so as to keep the look chic. The Betty Blue knee-high lace-up boots, River Island embellished leather bag and Kallol Datta scarf accomplish just that!


Look 2 : With the crazy colors of that Monte Carlo sweater, I tried to play on the tribal beat with an equally crafty cross body bag and a multi-color head band. To add shape, I cinched the waist with a tan belt. The gorgeous Miss Sixty Shoes provide the right amount of leg lengthening!  

So won't you be Daddy's little girl all over again?
Much love,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I am a Wanderer's Wandering Daughter

Too much grey, too much comfort, all so very random.
I'm not feeling very chic today.

You can call it Hippie Luxe if you like but that is non obligatory.

base of this outfit is my night clothes - the RajeshPratap for Vogue FNO Tshirt with Adidas capri tracks
The cotton dress is jacqueline RIU (my first Fashionandyou buy) The head thing is the dress' belt.
Shoes are the only saving grace - Betty Blue (Gifted by Shweta)

I doubt if you have any interest in that old VIP bag.. I probably have my shoes packed in that as i'm ready to run away and turn into a homeless hipppie. But sigh I guess I need a bigger bag to fit in all the shoes.

Donations are welcome.

Until next time, ladies... much love!

(Oh, and if you're inrigued by the title of this post, its inspired by Kimya Dawson's track - Wandering daughter)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

too + cool x for - school

I have been wanting to try this look out for weeks.
In my head I had a preppy look figured, but all the planets aligned to conspire against every thing I'd visualized and brought their own theories to fore.
You better like this look or you're messing with the planets :P

Its a take at Androgyny with a School boy influence.

Geeky Glasses - Check

Cardigan - Check

Neck Tie - Check

Trousers - Check

Socks - Check

Laced Shoes - Check 

Glasses - local optician, T-shirt - Giordano (stolen from Shweta :P), Cardigan - Park Avenue (Dad's), Trouser - Banana Republic at H20, Socks - local store,
Shoes - Killah (Gifted by Shweta), Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Is it soo cold that when I talk, there's smoke coming outta my mouth... outdoors, that is!
I love Delhi winters x

Much love.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Pirelli Calendar is a trade calendar published by the Pirelli company, a UK based tyre co. It has become an annual publication that dates back to 1964, famous for its limited availability because it is not sold and is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of important Pirelli customers and celebrity VIPs. The Pirelli Calendar is world's most prestigious and exclusive calendar, featuring pictures generally considered glamour shooting including artistic nudes.

It is also the 'inspiration' behind the Kingfisher Calendar concept in India

Appearance on the calendar has become a mark of distinction for models that are chosen, and over the years the supermodels and celebrities who have appeared have included Naomi Campbell, Gisele Budchen, kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez etc.

Its first time in 38 years that an Indian face (and body!) has appeared on the calendar... and who better than the gorgeous Laxmi Menon. Though the smouldering model has to share space with two other big shots, its definitely a good beginning!

The Italian tiremaker tapped famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to create the 38th edition of its limited-edition calendar with Greek-themed "Mythology." 36 photos depicting Greek gods, heroes and myths are immaculately conceptualised by Lagerfeld. Appearing are an international group of models: 15 women, five men and Lagerfeld's friend and actress Julianne Moore as Hera, the wife of god of gods Zeus.

On the launch Karl Lagefeld was heard saying that he produced “the visual version of Homer. I did with my camera what he did with his pen, although we understand that he probably didn't use a pen.”

Brad Kroenig as Zeus

Julianne Moore as Hera

Heidi Mount as Aurora

Freja Beha Erichsen as Apollo

Elisa Sednaoui as Flora

Anja Rubik as Hermes

Bianca Balti, Erin Wasson and Lakshmi Menon as Bacchante

Erin Wasson as Ajax

Daria Werbowy as Artemis

Jeneil Williams as Hades

So, who else do you think should have been featured here?

Much Love,


Its all about the uniform trend!
Okay, scratch that. Uniform trend is an oxymoron.
Fashion can't exist in the realms of uniform.. where's the fun?

When it came time for me to finally warm up to the utilitarian/combat trend.. I took out an old army inspired jacket and gave it a rather spardha twist. I might come across as a very 'colorful' person on this blog but ask my friends... I'm all about dull colors. But adding a pop of color in this rather grey delhi weather seems like just the right amount of sunshine to my day.

If that didn't make sense, don't bother.
Maybe the pics will (One can only hope!)