Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thrifted green dress that I got months back. Finally taking it out for a walk on the blog. On a more casual note, I'd wear it with my black suede tough girl boots and throw a jacket on top, pickup my backpack and I'm good for school. Some Olsen inspo.. I gots to, GOTSS to have MK's dress.
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Check out me tugging at my Minnie Mouse bottoms :D

Merry Christmas everyone. I could've gotten blown away with this olive sheet thing I'm wearing. Pretty windy. One of my friends dubbed it 'the raincoat' because of its airy-ness, breezy fabric and shizz. I love it against my new coral shrimp colored tights. Also wearing favorite sock of the moment and my sister's sky high shoes from Forever21. I'm afraid I haven't got much Christmas-y pictures to present though I had planned on it, haven't even taken a picture with the good ol' tree though thats what I did the whole day on Christmas, taking pictures for everyone cept' me. BUT I've been incubating at home, or either running over to my cousins's...getting drunk on my favorite Chicken Biryani, frozen and flown from Calcutta..the old city I called home for more than 6 years. I miss the place. And there it is.. I fantasize and dream about eating it sometimes, when I'm in Delhi or here at home and I can't have it on my plate. And yeah..thats what I said, I love it so much we get it flown.
Merry Christmas again. Next post coming right up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Late night Inspo.

"Serizawa! Chicken!" Well..thats me mouthing off one of the lines from Crows Zero. The bad ass guys above. And Polyvore came in handy so I made a collage. I got a bit confused - Tote or Satchel? Wouldn't mind lunging both. I just about died for the Double Peak Lapel Coat. Proenza Schouler. I could take a pass at the dress though and just wear the coat and get into character for my Crows Zero stint with crazy hair. Bad joke. I could get sued for even mentioning that.
Just smuggled HUGE CHUNKS of Dad's roasted pork from the kitchen. Washed it down with coke and cheese. I'm having a bit of a ball here at home. Back to being a troll in the hills which is bloody terrific-al (courtesy Ramona). AND I almost forgot to mention, BIG 'thank you' for the feature over at Grazia and Cosmo India, both this month's issue. HUPPY HOLIDAYS :))

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm home for the holidays. Finally. Wearing Dad's shirt. Mum's brooch. And my very old, trusty navy sweater. Pssst... wearing it still. Chrismukkah.. YAY.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Barely awake but I still got my stripes

The holidays are near and this sweater is perfect, from H&M Spring 2011 Women.
Maybe I could get a similar one at the secondhand stores back home - fingers crossed!
This image is taken from Pascal Grob's which I frequent a lot. The kid's got a knack for documenting and every image cloistered on his blog seems to tally with what I love, either in apparel or mood or to sum up, the mere state of my existence, yeah go there -------->> Great Blog!
AND here we have the iconic Oliver Cromwell. Thought I'd read up on the man since it would give me more leverage with some of the bulk that is my books. History's great squabbles..yada yada. The illustrations are dead wack and I've been chuckling helluva lot, just saying its a good read. I'm having a bit of a blogger's block you could say, with my semester exams, not hitting the right notes with that either. Battling existentialism and I might just turn out to be as obscure as Cromwell minus the warts. Eurgh. AND I'm on a Tokyo Police Club trail so here's BAMBI. This song's A-Crackling!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wait up (Boots of Danger)

Is that a headless dudette??? 
So this outfit is basically about what you can do with your regular, over sized cardie.
Wore my sheer nude-y top over it and pretty much transforms into something else, which is what sort of gets me going about clothes. Toss it like salad and you've got a new dressing everyday no? A bit too formal with 'the only pair of boots I own' but it was another whip up for a zine titled Holiday Look so.. I like that it gives off a sturdy effect though! And Dalki intervened, injected a little color because maybe I found it a bit too dull. Its funny to think but I can picture myself kicking ass on the streets IF, suppose I had an attacker and I would beat the crap outta 'the attacker' with my boxy bag of course AND the boots! Just saying. Its also funny how your imagination takes flight when you bring in words like 'boots' and 'sturdy' and I'm conjuring images in my head of the scene already. Full outfit below.

Its only on the weekends
Only on the television screens
Always with your girlfriends
Always with your conversations
Making up for lost time, making it with me
Wait up!
Great band. Great video. Great song.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Of cozy sweaters.

I especially like the ones that I've enlarged. The Rykiel crazy stripe espesh! So Rykiel.
She is such a maverick and let it be known that I love Sonia Rykiel since I've never mentioned her here. Vivienne Westwood too and I might as well hop on to Miss Havisham too. Great Expectations.
P.s - Favorite classic book.
I can picture the three ladies dining together and I could take notes, peering from the sidelines.
Do a crazy red on my hair too. I got this royal navy colored coat recently. In VELVET! Big score OH YEAH.
Will do a propaa outfit post on it soon.

And I haven't been able to stop staring at this red skirt. So beautiful against the nude tones.
Picture source: Polyvore and

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dreaming of the Osaka sun

So this is what I've whipped up for a feature on a certain zine, more on that later.
I tried to incorporate everything that I love - nude tones, slouchy but giving the look structure with the belt, sheer on toppa' sheer, fluffy cozy knits. 
Am I excited with the outcome? Heck yeah.
And with the title there, was listening to Coldplay's Lovers in Japan after a long time and I was going for  something I could lounge around in - lazy and warm and I guess all that culminated into this.
Made it to Chictopia's homepage too :P

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mix Tape

Happy feet.
Winter has set in and I'm on a hunt for a pair of engine red socks.
I've finally compiled the mix tape for you guys.
I had to stop myself in adding a ton more!
These are on my current playlist.
Growing up in the late 90s, my top five would have to include bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Suede, Third Eye Blind, New Radicals, Blur, Placebo and I love Fleetwood Mac.. Stevie Nicks and if you listen to the first track, their singer reminds me of a young Stevie. Then the gradual transition to bands like Rilo Kiley, Stellastarr, The Kills, The Raveonettes, Arcade Fire, Spoon, The Cribs. Listening to obscure bands on the net is what I do best, I can never figure out the lyrics for some, especially for the 9th track here, this is how I usually sing along." Eh, oh.. Eh our lights are go, don't wanna let go until we say so. " Bobbing my head to the beat, obviously not making any sense.
Happy listening.

Hitten - Those Dancing Days
Boys Don't cry - The Cure
Karen - Chew Lips
Slick - Chew Lips
Space Hero Suits - Those Dancing Days
Get You Back - Oh Mercy
Heart Skipped a Beat - The xx
Someday - The Strokes
Don't Back Down - Restless People
Honey in the Sun - Camera Obscura
Books Written for Girls - Camera Obscura
For Emma - Bon Iver (check out the acapella version)
The Absence of God - Rilo Kiley

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sssup boys and girls.
Took a sick leave and I'm back, still coughing my lungs out though.
A-khhhhh! A-khuhhh.. *wheeze*.. *wheeze*..and still wheezing. 
For today's post I wanted to bring back this old beautiful, vintage dress of mine and do two different takes on it. Wearing the same cardigan. 1 2 = do a knot. 3 4 = wear 3 belts over it. Or 5, or even 6. And for the third belt, I've used the one that came along with the dress, the hook fell out due to my sister's clumsy hands so had to do a knot with that too. The whole look reminds me of a kimono now no? 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Remember the charged up conversation between Jenny and her Headmistress?
Headmistress: Nobody does anything worth doing without a degree.
Jenny: Nobody does anything worth doing WITH a degree. No woman anyway.
Headmistress: So what I do isn't worth doing? Or what Miss Stubbs does, or Mrs Wilson, or any of us here? Because none of us would be here without a degree. You do realize that, don't you? And yes, of course studying is hard and boring..
Jenny: Boring!
Headmistress: I'm sorry? 
Jenny: Studying is hard and boring. Teaching is hard and boring. So, what you're telling me is to be bored, and then bored, and finally bored again, but this time for the rest of my life? This whole stupid country is bored! There's no life in it, or color, or fun! It's probably just as well the Russians are gonna drop a nuclear bomb on us any day now. So my choice is to do something hard and boring, or to marry my... Jew, and go to Paris and Rome and listen to jazz, and read, and eat good food in nice restaurants, and have fun! It's not enough to educate us anymore Ms. Walters. You've got to tell us why we're doing it.

As much as I want to gush about this movie, I will not.
I've done it too many times and it gets rather tedious.
And it has been several months since I've seen it hence the tedious gushing.
People and conversation.
Bellow is all that I'm going to eat tonight.
When you're a student, away from home, cooking a proper meal is the least of your worries.
Thai chicken rice porridge, add to that some local made beef pickle, cream cheese crackers and you're good.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gee... Fall. 
There's a nip in the air. 
Socks, layers. I'm writing all that with a big grin on my face.
Tummy jiggle and such.
Gives me the electric twist and it kicks, and it kicks like a pony.
Like from the song, ' Electric twist ' by A Fine Frenzy.
Now go watch the video here
You might get the kick.
Be back with the mixtape I promised.
P.S - Big shout out to everyone and thank you for dropping by and all the lovely emails.

Monday, October 18, 2010

What would have been the key component that literally propelled SHOE-DOM?
A baffling thought, that. 
And if I ever get a chance to don the shoes from Balenciaga Fall 2010, 
I would glare at my shoes shouting..
" Balenciaga Autobot! Tranform and roll out! " Click. Clank. Clunk. 
And BOOM out rolls Optimus Prime. Trippy eh?
Is that possible? Its probable, owing to catastrophic lengths that innovation has led to.
Oh wait, since Optimus is all short and tiny here than his Balenciaga counterpart, the other scenario could be that Balenciaga Autobot is a Decepticon *ooooh* and is about to be blown to smithereens if you noticed the weapon aimed at that direction. 
Conclusion: Balenciaga + Decepticon = Wicked. 
This is the kind of narrative that SHOE DOM has led to, which is exactly what I'm talking about.

This is my shoe list, including the above.
The first two have been on the list for forever.
Excluding Celine here in the list.
Its obvious enough.
Pierre Hardy for GAP.

 Ferragamo RAINBOW Wedge.

The winged Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Sandal. Available in an array of colors.

Opening Ceremony Suede Boots

Balenciaga Sneakers.
Nevermind the price.
Winter's around the block and I'm gonna get me a nice pair of them ones haha.
Now I'm off to reading and noting again.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Here we go again.
Exhibitionism yeah?
Can I get a Yeah?
Went from one library to the other today.
Pretty much spent the whole day in T-H-E library. Reading. Writing. Noting.
Schoolwork. I even dressed the part no? If you look at me up there. Kicking the dirt pose. The Dalki bag. Then the mention of academia. And thats where the ugly starts on Monday.
On the clothes front, still quite warm but the layers have started. Bit by bit.

Alex Noriega's still my man.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I love thee, Charles Anastase.

AND 3.1 Phillip Lim

So I guess its pristinely clear that this is the aesthetic I tend to gravitate towards.
Amazing palette. Would you take the former or the latter?
And regarding the latter, I did wear something similar a few days back.
Improvising, hence a somewhat rather cheeky imitation.

I wasn't convinced with Rodarte though. At first. 
It was brown everywhere that the entire collection felt austerely brown.
So I got hoodwinked by my least favourite color ... BUT I wasn't prepared for this though.
They pretty much nailed it.
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