Friday, December 5, 2008

Geren Ford

Geren Ford, a beautiful international ready-to-wear label that "sports a level of sexiness akin to sitting on chaise lounge in a swanky Parisian hotel."

These pictures are a part of it's Fall '08 collection. Go here to see more collections.

I love these thigh-high boots and the stockings. So sexy, so chic.

Its available in NYC and LA. Shame! I wish some Indian labels w take a cue and make some real pret-a-porter.

Burberry dreams

thoughts of pearls, and french lace, London afternoon and vintage cameras...

Bag: My own

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

USI - Uni Style Image

OK, so here I am, once again, pursuing yet another Indian label to reveal something more about it, to show off some stuff...

I recently went into a factory outlet of USI and was pleasantly surprised at the range of clothes and their affordability. USI offers a range of clothes for both men and women, and are easily available at various stores located throughout major cities. An Indian brand into classic casual wear – manufacturing and retailing t-shirts, s w e a t shirts, tracksuits, tops and jackets – USI has been in the market for 11 years now. The thrust of the brand is on exporting to some European countries – France and England being the major markets. though USI started as a t-shirt brand, it’s now manufacturing a range of other casual wear products too.

Their philosophy is "It’s not about making clothes like no one else does; nor is it to clothe anyone the way we want to. It is about offering an expression of the good things in life and spreading the message across." Ummm....

Personally, I think their clothes make good separates, but not everything is wearable. You will have to hunt through the stuff to find something exciting enough. I loved the tobacco brown sweaters and emerald green sweatshirts, which, unfortunately are not available on their website.

A range of clothes which I found on their website (not much, as is the case with most of Indian sites):

Image credit:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am Nun

Nun is a cool new brand, (pardon me if I'm wrong in assuming it as new) and it's latest collection is very promising. It's very street, grungy-glam , high-spirited and fun.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More shoes!

Ok, Ok. I know I have been posting about shoes off late - and a lot at that. But my next post won't be about shoes. Promise!

Now, go ahead, ogle at that these beauties. Just don't muck up your computer screen.

These lethal beauties are by Guiseppe Zanotti. They cost more than our collective rent, but have been popping up everywhere on Net, and no wonder!

If somebdy gave them to you as Christmas presents, would you wear them? Which one?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

these shoes are meant for walking...

Why is it that there are but few options of sexy and sensible footwear? Why can't I have a versatile pair of heels, which looks elegant enough for office wear, sexy enough for coffee with friends later, sensible enough for travelling in public transport yet gorgeous enough to make heads turn?

I tried finding online, but very, very few shoes come up to that mark. And you have to knock a lot of inches off the heels to be really walk-able. 
Teardrop Pump, available here for $18.80
Black bellie, available here for INR 4095.00

Edan Maryjane, available here for $119.99

After all these shoes, here's a treat for the not for the office, but I wish I could wear it everyday of my life:
Glamourous satin pumps, available here for $28.80

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The neutral effect

Blows me away...
White mesh dress with embellishment, by Prashant Verma; yellow open-toe pumps, from Christian Dior
Dark brown ruffled dress, from Moschino; blue stockings, by Anirban Halder and Rajesh Kumar,
for Threesixtyone Degrees; ‘Amos’ suede tie-up pumps, from Jimmy Choo
Image Courtsey: Verve

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fashion - the movie

This is not a movie review blog, so I won't go on and on about how great a movie Fashion is. Even though I don't like the idea of writing about what which celebrity wore, I believe the clothes and styling of the movie are worth a dekho.

Unfortunately, there aren't many images of the movie available on the Internet, esp. of the character of Mugdha Godse. She sported awesome looks and I totally loved her attitude.
Priyanka Chopra's look keeps changing, and it's a very beautiful subtle change. Initially, she wears everything matching, when she's come straight from Chandigarh, and slowly, as she starts climbing the stairs to success, her palette becomes soft, glamorous.

"When she starts losing it all, she becomes very edgy - everything from the colour palette to the make-up becomes softer to show she doesn't care any more about her looks before her resurrection takes place. " - Rita Dhody, Stylist, Fashion the movie.

I loved almost all the looks and dresses, and here are the few I could find online:

Heart her head gear- which i suspect is a neck piece, and her hair-do

Trust me, this looks so much better on screen. This photo doesn't do justice.

Love it. But do we really have to keep those buttons open?

She carried this with such attitude....


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I heart J crew!

Quite like it's summer collection, the fall collection is something I so wish to own. All of it!
The refined palette of peaches, mustard, grey and brown..the softness of silk and cashmere and chiffon and sigh! Everything beautiful!

Images courtesy : J Crew

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

100% recycled

Have you ever looked at all those poly bags you get when you go shopping and wondered at the huge quantity consumed by you? Wondered how much they impact the environment and feeling guilty about it?

I do, but frankly, not always. Because in our cities, you get poly bags with everything you purchase - groceries, toiletries, clothes, food etc. We save those bags, and use them to throw away garbage, carry lunch boxes to office, store miscellaneous stuff, or to carry heavy stuff from one place to another. So It's kind of difficult to totally stop using them.

But we can try. By using fabric bags as much as possible (paper isn't strong enough). Or other alternatives, like these:

This bag, available here is 100% environmentally friendly, the main fabric is a RECYCLED Jute coffee sack and the lining is certified ORGANIC Hemp canvas of the highest quality. And it's cute too! Plus big enough to put all your groceries in. They are expensive, but am sure if we looked around, we'll find similar stuff in our local markets.

These seriously cool bags, made out of recycled packaging (polypropylen) and cotton, are worth a dekko. Like most recycled stuff, they aren't cheap, but if you wish to purchase them, go here. Even if you don't, it's a pretty cool site. :P

Like always, I wish such stuff was available in India too. It is, actually, but not as gorgeous. And definitely not cheap. Till they do that, we are back to polybags. And trashing the planet. :(

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Must-haves winter '08

Not really. Nothing’s must-haves. It’s all an individual perception. These are stuff you may stock up to look fashionable and smart, but it really isn’t a necessity. What is a must-have - any season - is attitude.

However, let’s focus on the more ‘required’ stuff:

Boots: Experiment with colours this season — go wild with scarlet, mustard yellow, electric blue, aubergine, mint.

Ponchos: Team your skinny jeans and boots with a poncho. They look real cool while keeping you warm – but keep in mind that not everybody can carry off them well, and may end up looking slouchy. Always wear what you feel comfortable in.

Tunics in solids: Like last year. :P Opt for solid colours this season as opposed to the usual prints. And team with knitted scarfs, shawls and skinny jeans. Tights if you can bear the cold ;)

And of course, the usual accessories in bright, funky blocks of colors. Do I sound bored? I am! I don’t see much new stuff coming up. It’s all recycled, restyled and presented to us. New bottle, old wine. Maybe that’s what fashion is really about! And it still looks beautiful (sigh!).

News doing the rounds in fashion circles is that the late night schedules of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and the Delhi Fashion Week (DFW) have been cut short due to 'Karva Chauth' falling right in the middle of the two big shows. 'Karva Chauth' falls on Oct 17. Now, on Oct 17, WIFW will hold its last show at 6 p.m. and at DFW, the last show is scheduled for 5 p.m.

While on DFW, it’s on from today, promising luxury and creativity in full throttle at the Emporio bringing together an eclectic mix of designers ranging from industry top-notches to emerging youngsters. Organized by the newly created Fashion Foundation of India (FFI), the five-day DFW will run parallel to the premier Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) to be staged at the Pragati Maidan exhibition complex Oct 15-19.

I do hope the new kids on the block like Abhijeet Khanna, Alpana and Neeraj of label Azara, Jason Anshu, Atsu Sekhose, Gaurav Gupta etc. show some promising stuff.

Even Sabyasachi agrees with me!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Love / Hate?

Bags by Bodhi

like a shirt dress ;)

the accordion purse
safety-pin clutch (I love this!!)
Bags by Marimekko

love all these yumm colors...

berry delicious!

Bag by Martin Margiela

i so want this :P

so you love them / hate them?