All in My Closet
Family weddings are way too much fun. They provide the perfect excuse to bust jhatak Bollywood moves; hog like a pig all while you are dressed to the nines.
Here is a picture from my cousin sister's wedding and very rarely will anyone find me this "dressed up." For the Anand Karaj ceremony, I opted for this Manish Malhotra suit for the contrasting colour combination and beautiful dupatta. The oyster hue with champagne colored embroidery all offset by the striking coral in the border.
Finished the look with a chalk Bottega Veneta satin knot clutch and Grazia sandals from Salvatore Ferragamo.
My hair did start the day with a messy bun, which as you can see in the picture above clearly didn't hold up for too long. See below for the updo and different ways to drape the dupatta...
Had a super time in Bali for new years... All I did was swim, eat, sleep and tweet. Missing relaxing in the sun and sharing a picture from my holiday. When traveling to a beachy place, I love going crazy with color and prints. This floral print Alice+Olivia romper is one of my personal favourites. The outfit is quite cute and doesn't really need much in terms of accessories.
Finished the look with my Tod's gummy bag, Tory Burch Flippies and a water-proof rubber bracelet from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Several brands make uber cute rubber jewellery and they are great to wear to the beach. I highly recommend buying a few colourful ones and wearing them with everything.
I have been wearing Rohit Bal creations since I was a teenager and I never tire of wearing his stuff... Opted for this kurta and crinkled skirt silk set for my cousin sister's mehendi function. Was quite skeptical of this colour initially and wanted to get this made in blue, however due to time constraints I am so glad I bought this outfit as it is. The wine red rendered in silk works really well in the dull Delhi winter.
Paired this outfit with a pair of juttis that I purchased from a shop outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Still not totally used to the idea of posing all by myself, so here is a picture of me and my little brother all dressed up for a family wedding. One of my personal favourites from alllllll the Indian clothes I have collected over the years is this anarkali from Tarun Tahiliani.
It looks super formal and grand thanks to the volume but is very light. I choose it for the beautiful print that is enhanced with the ombre effect. The duppata comes pre-stitched in the way it is meant to be drapped, which is a fantastic idea as it saves a lot of trouble and time. Simply throw it on and you're all set for some wedding fun. :-)
Colour experts will have their say, but if you are looking to buy one thing this season, I would highly recommend something in GOLD. For starters the colour isn't going out of style anytime soon, certainly not in India. My gold Chanel sling and YSL sandals have been my "survival kit" this festive season; I am wearing them in the picture above with a Tarun Tahiliani ensemble.
Most of my social engagmenets are out of town, so its a great plus when I can match them with most of my outfits. We all know that once you pack an anarkali, there isn't much room left for anything else. :-)
Wore this black and gold Tarun Tahilani outfit to a friend's cocktail party. Contrary to whatever people say, I am very partial to black. It always works well for a cocktail or reception function and is my go to colour when I am confused (read having a fat day).
Blue has been a big menswear trend this season and since I mostly end up buying things in this happy colour, here is my look inspired from... well...err...I didn't actually put that much thought into it but still :-)
Wearing head-to-toe blue on a day of running around in Delhi. Opting for the same colour in different shades breaks the monotony and puts a fun spin on an other wise "boring" jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, sling and sneaker look.
Another way to break the same colour is by paring varied materials such as the delicate lace on the sneakers from Marc by Marc Jacobs and the exotic snake skin on the Tod's D-bag.
Special mention for my wedge snearkes here, I got them a few months ago and have been living in them. They are super comfy and tres chic. Take a closer look below...
This is not the best picture but wanted to share with you one of my absolute affinity towards a wardobe staple, THE TRENCH. Having spent four years in Boston (read freezing cold), I have acummulated quite a few jackets and boots.
This Burberry London lace trench featured in the image above is one of my all time favourites. I am wearing at a dress in the picture above, but you can wear it in several different ways.
Here is a blast from the past...With wedding fever all around, sharing a picture of one of my all time favourite lehengas. This picture was taken at my Mehendi two years ago :-)
This Manish Arora lehenga was one of the first things, I saw while "wedding shopping." Although I didn't pick it up immediately, I looked around everywhere and eventually came back to buy this. No other outfit seemed so apt for the Mehendi function. I had a summer wedding (don't ask why) and loved this lehenga for the light base with a riot of colors and trademark Manish Arora hearts.
Best of all it was light, didn't weigh me down and allowed me to sit comfortably for hours.
I've been a little all over the place last few weeks, from New York City in the U.S.A to Galle in Sri Lanka, but now am back to share loads of stories from my travels and of course the world of fashion.
Happy to be back in sunny Mumbai cause New York was freezing and super happy to slip into one of my favourite sandals from summer. Here are my studded espadrille wedges from Christian Louboutin. They are the perfect blend of cute meets edgy. Love to wear them with printed dresses and pastel shorts. Great pair to wear all day long.