Golf Shoes are awesome! I was looking at my cousin's shoes the other day and was completely smitten. They have this elegant silhouette, but because they're sportswear they're still butch and bold. I need to get myself a pair. <3!!!
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!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thomas Gainsborough was a lanscape and portrait artist of 18th Century England - my favourite time and my favourite place. He has this fragile technique that works really well when he's painting clothes - its adds an air of delicate, almost tragic femininity to the subject. The fashion in these paintings is just mindblowing, it really makes me wish people still dressed like that.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Out of the eleven pairs of shoes I own (I'm working on it), seven are from Aldo. I like Aldo because its the only seriously classy label available to me (in India) at a decent price. Their designs aren't all fabulous, but most of their stuff is more than just wearable.
Here's a sample of some of the stuff I own.
The Treto is a pair of bold black high heeled knee high boots, perfect to wear with a thigh-length dress, bare, over stockings or even over skinny jeans. My favourite though, is when I wear them with my thigh length green and white Zara dress and a drape-y Topshop cardi.
I have a pair of wide ballerina flats - the Markevich - which is a daring, dark almost-maroon red.
They're incredibly comfortable and the colour, contrary to my expectations, very easy to wear, probably because it speaks for itself. I love wearing it with an otherwise all black outfit - typically, a black tunic from French Connection and black skinnies from Topshop.
Then I have this pair of Rosenberger sandals that I love to wear with skinnies or leggings. The colour goes perfectly with my bottle green HnM tunic or emerald Banana Republic top.
My next conquest is this pair - called Kapetanos - that I love against all judgement.
Pink has never been my colour and I don't usually go for the pointed toes, but this is one pair of shoes that broke all my rules and then broke my heart. I'll get them once I figure out what to wear them with. Stay tuned.