Neon love <3

Latest obsession – these satchels from The Cambridge Satchel Company. I’m particularly feeling the neon/fluoro collections, though honestly if I had the money I’d buy one in every colour!

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Inspiration

Last month for my birthday one of my friends gifted me a copy of The Sartorialist (the book), and while I love the blog, its a really nice change to be able to see his work in print.Although I wish there was some new material as well and not just photographs from the blog.

 

 

 

Illustrations

Just a few illustrations I did  recently…

lets get ‘Poesy’

I recently did this sketch of Clemence Poesy and I think it  turned out quite well considering until a few weeks ago I couldn’t draw ‘real’ people(“how the hell do you draw noses??”) and mostly stuck to fashion illustrations.So you can imagine my surprise(and joy)when people actually recognised her from my sketch alone:).

Jaipur+Agra

This year we decided to go to Jaipur and Agra for a long overdue family holiday,and I must say it was a lot of fun. Luckily the weather was wonderful, it was cloudy and breezy the whole time we were there but it never rained even once.Also my sister and I bought a pair of shoes each,and while she found really funky multicoloured juttis, this sensible brown pair(see below) was the only thing available in my size (3 – yes i have tiny feet).Well, I suppose the pom pom is sort of cute.

Oh and also I saw the Taj mahal for the first time and it was so magnificent.I mean no photographs in the world can prepare you for the real thing.I was seriously going crazy being all touristy and clicking a million photographs, but for you guys I screened them so here- I give you ten.

b&w

Today I came across this illustration that I’d made three years ago and it made me realise how much I love to draw …And yes, I know its childish but so was I back then :)

I want summer.

ahhh how I love these shoes.. they’re from Zara and they totally murdered my feet(check out bandaged toe) but it was worth it!! Looking at these shoes makes me long for summer:)

I spy(Icepice) London eye

So this was definitely one of my most satisfying days in London. I looked good, I got to see all of London from a giant wheel, The weather was perfect, I got to wear my wayfarers and yes I was a happy soul.

The dress is Miss Selfridge, which I got from Sarojini Nagar and with a little bit of mending, it was good to go. The ballet flats are from H&M, had to buy these for lack of comfortable footwear, which does become a necessity after walking around in fabulous shoes leaves you with blisters and actual blood on your shoes(true story,I kid you not)

The pantyhose are from H&M and are a little tight for me, the crotch hangs down a bit but I just love them too much to let go. Have had them forever.

The bag is again H&M and my sister had bought for 25 Euros and sadly it was half off a month back.

So I recently discovered an amazing(and really young) blogger from India. She’s quite famous so you might know about her already. love her writing. Very witty and almost matching views on a lot of things :)

She blogs at http://fabblab.blogspot.com/

Aisha – Review

While I completely understand if most people out there question my credibility for reviewing a film, I must clarify that the post will reflect only what I liked/did not like in the movie. I am not claiming to be a film critic and I do not claim to have the most intelligent insights on what makes a film good.

That said I will also mention that I loved Saawariya because of how beautiful the whole movie was. I loved the costumes and the sets and that was reason enough for me to love the movie. That and the towel dance (giggle).

AISHA is being dissed by most people because of lack of a strong script and supposedly bad acting by the female lead. For me none of that was reason enough to not like  the movie. Maybe I am just not that demanding or maybe I love Sonam too much.

Is it not enough that it is one of the most fashion forward Indian film, it has good music, the characters are believable, and not to mention fabulously dressed. Each character has been styled to perfection and their personalities are reflected in their choice of clothes and accessories.

My personal favourite is PINKY BOSE. I just loved her. Is it weird that every time she was in the frame, I would look only at her. I think Ira Dubey is perfect as the quirky and free – spirited Pinky. Reminded me of Emily Blunt in The Devil wears Prada, who I happened to like much more than the pansy prissy Andrea (played by Anne Hathaway).

Now most people have critiqued Sonam Kapoor for her acting, but I think she was pretty decent in parts and absolutely adorable in others (the scene where she’s gardening is delightfully charming). One reason why she is so convincing as the fabulous Aisha is because its so close to herself in real life. She is daddy’s little princess with a wardrobe twice the size of our bedrooms, so why be mad at her for being indulged? I love how Sonam isn’t trying to be too sexy and is instead elegant with an old world charm. This in no way means that I didn’t like Pinky’s hot pink bikini. It was fabulous :)

The men in the film don’t have much room to shine but I thought that Dhruv was super HOT :) Did not understand why they needed to turn him into a complete bad-ass in order to show why things don’t work between him and Aisha. I mean there are reasons other than the boy being a complete bum, for certain relationship prospects not working out. And the snide remark he makes about Aisha is completely out of character.

Abhay deol is amazing. I love him so much. I think of him all the time. I wish he’d marry me.Enough said.

My review is quite biased because I love the fashion in the film. Wouldn’t have loved it half as much had the actors been badly dressed and had they not used as many hair accessories as they did. Go headbands! see the video and you’ll know why.

AISHA<3

Not to have doubts about my heterosexuality, but I am in love with Aisha. Seriously.

I have had a huge girl crush on Sonam Kapoor ever since I’ve seen how chic and stylish she is in real life. She’s tall, beautiful, elegant and has a fresh innocence in her face which is such a welcome change from your regular straightened-hair (weighed down with too much product), faces made up to look like ‘glam-dolls in their skimpy dresses’ bollywood actresses.

Sonam must be thrilled to be playing a character like Aisha and she gets to do it in style with her tailored shorts,high waisted pants,Chanel skirt suits with bows and headbands in place. Aisha has got to be the most fashion forward film in Bollywood till date and by fashion forward I mean actual sophisticated style and elegance. Not this supposedly trendy business of putting on a couple of designer  handbags with tiny clothing and trying to pass it off as ‘fashion’.

Aisha releases tomorrow and my sister and I have already pre-booked our tickets :) Will post my views on the movie soon. I just know it will be fabulous.

How beautiful is this Ayesha Depala gown!!

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