Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Abide by the following:
1) I will not wear gladiator sandals at work.
2) I will not wear gladiator sandals with anything that flares - be it a skirt or pair of trousers.
3) I will not wear gladiator sandals that are brightly coloured.
4) I will not wear gladiator sandals if I have fat feet or ankles.
5) I will not wear gladiator sandals after five pm.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I love anything old/old-fashioned, and this is especially true when it comes to art and fashion.
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was a Victorian illustrator, and some of his work is simply divine. Some of the clothes depicted in his work are very wearable, and the drawings themselves work as great inspiration for prints.
I have also recently become obsessed with cowl necks. This is primarily for two reasons:
1) I do not like wearing too much jewelry, and so I tend to accessorise minimally.
2) I'm not a fan of prints or pleats or lace or any kind of fancy decoration on my clothes. I like simple cuts and designs.
So the cowl neck is sort of a savior for an outfit that might otherwise look very dull and boring.
Viva la cowl!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I've always been a fan of corsets and gowns and stuff. And I loved Sherlock Holmes, because I thought the fashion was just mindblowing. I couldn't find any decent pictures, but here's the trailer, so focus on the dress.
And here's some stuff from Vivienne Westwood's AW09 that it reminds me of:
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Adapting my New York-oriented sense of style to a place like Mumbai is not easy. The problems are many:
1) Mumbai is just too goddamn hot for boots or cardigans or scarves or knits, or even long sleeved tops sometimes.
2) The people don't like it. Okay granted, the Indians' attitudes towards western fashion are growing more and more welcoming, but only very VERY slowly and you will get stared down on the road if you wear something even remotely eye-catching.
The thing is even with these restrictions a person should be able to dress admirably well because Indian fashion, when manipulated appropriately, can be VERY becoming. Here are some of my favourite articles of Indian/Indian-inspired clothing:
The kurta. Like a tunic, only it oozes ethnicity. Classy and comfortable.
The patiala. Sort of like harem pants, only more ethnic-ey. Also surprisingly adaptable; you could wear this over a T-shirt or a tunic or a traditional Indian kurta.
The long flared skirt (something I am just too tall to pull of, but which looks fabulous on a lot of other body-types.
Mojdis. These sandals are just about my favourite part of being Indian. Love the fact that they're turned up at the toes.
Kohlapuri chappals. Classic.
Also, Indian theme sling-bags!
These seven months in Mumbai don't seem so bad anymore ;) Cheers!