{ F.A.S.H.I.O.N } Festive ReFresh

For someone like me who wore denims to her cousin's weddings as a teenager, Indian outfits didn't even come a close second! Infact , someone in the family jokingly said , "She will wear denims to her own wedding!". Fast forward 2019, I am a very experimental person when it comes to fashion. I get bored easily with the same kind of outfits and always look for a change ! I am attracted to all things "ART". If i see art in an outfit, my heart gushes with joy! It doesn't matter then if its an embroidered denim or an embroidered Kurta. Art elevates! I have realised how refreshing the wardrobe , refreshes the mood and sometimes even the whole Work-plan!

Its been 3 years, Come September and i start planning festive content for the blog. A brand tells me , But, We don't see you often in Indian wear-- we checked your instagram - we don't think this will work. Well, I think its all about the perspective - if you feel good in an outfit , the content speaks for itself ! Also the fact that I get regular requests for indian wear from readers on instagram only reassures me of the love these posts will receive ! So here i am-  Ready to receive all the love in my cosy chic indian outfits this season! Bring it on and get yourself a wardrobe refresh just like me - In pretty airy Cottons and lush embroidery - MULMUL ships worldwide ! Every piece in their collection is droolworthy and i am not kidding when i say this! I showed this collection to Nik, and he's like - Wow - this is another level - if only more people wore this! I am wearing this piece from their New collection "WINDSOR" - The Mulmul Hazel kurta and Bellbottoms ( Click here)


Till next time, CIAO!

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{ F.A.S.H.I.O.N } Sweet Secrets

This post is dedicated to all my Instagram readers who consistently requested ethnic wear on the page for this festive season !

While some stylish indian fashion is going to hit the blog soon( Keep an eye) , i thought it'd be best to do a simple and more wearable version for the celebrations !

I went ahead and shopped my wardrobe to create this look! But there is a little secret and i got caught today t! Haha , Moms you know ! My mom is very much on social media and when i posted the first look she called me and asked if the brand gifted this Kurta. I told her i actually bought it . ( It was actually for her) .
She was in disbelief because i am the last person to buy kurtas! So yes, this is what i got for her and it is a SIZE XL. Now , let me tell you i also tried my own size which is size M because i just loved this kurta . Figured it looked more elegant with more fabric and that was a size L or XL. So i bought this in an XL and shot the look  as well and she caught me before i could tell her , haha. Turns out , she loved it on me so we might occasionally swap! What say? Also , i will totally recommend up-sizing for these asymmetric styles ! You will be pleasantly surprised just like me !

Kurta- Melange ( Lifestyle stores)| Benarasi silk pants- Juanita| Peal and abalone shell neckpiece - Label Zohra| Kolhapuris- Colaba causeway | Earrings- Zara| Stole- From my old anarkali suit

Till next time, CIAO!
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{ F.A.S.H.I.O.N } Twirling in the 1950s

Hello beautiful people!

When Shubdha sent me this dress as part of her new Sustainable collection ,  it was a surprise again !
And what a brilliant surprise- this dress screamed retro with an indian twist  .You know my love for all things retro!  I never leave an opportunity to create something that opens an old time capsule . So while i did my research , I came across this article on the evolution of women's dressing and this style was very 1950s indeed,  except that it had Indian elements like the Angarkha Neck and dainty floral embroidery- such a delight  .

And so began the task of searching a retro location and what better than a Movie set which was made to mimick the 1950s ! This set was made for a movie and is now open to public on weekends ! Oh google, how I love you ! About an hour's drive from Johannesburg , this makes for a great photo location . However, there is nothing to do here except take pictures. Its a really small set and houses a cafe with milkshakes. If you happen to go here for a shoot, you can go to Harteebeespoort town next door to enjoy the dam as well as visit the cafes around!

This was my last shoot in South Africa and it was a bitter sweet moment ! I was in pain due to lower back issues, the skin virus that still hasn't left and the task of shifting countries again! Nonetheless , the show must go on ! And this dress,  uplifted my mood as you can see  . I finally smiled because this dress was such a joy  - cosy organic cotton layers and that fabulous flare - Enjoy the pictures.  And no matter which part of the world you are reading from , Juanita ships worldwide. Isn't that awesome! NOW NOW, if you did read till here, I have to give you a BIG BIG HUG and air kisses because , i think the world of blogging with words is becoming passe. Tell me what do you think ?

Do you think i should continue to write along with my pictures or just put pictures on the blog? Its easy for me because writing can take more energy than a shoot sometimes  ! And if you answer this question in the comments and have read till here - YOU KNOW YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE <3 p="">
DRESS: JUANITA | Belt - Madame | Shoes - Zara | Bag- Accessorize | Hairclip- Chinatown , johannesburg 

Shot by NIK on my SONY RX100Miii

Till next time CIAO!

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{ F.A.S.H.I.O.N } Land of abundance

Hello beautiful people

I am back to India and what better than a style post with indian wear to start this new innings. 
As much as i missed the wonderful Indian spices, i missed the overflowing cloth markets! 

In countries outside india, malls are the only places where you get clothes. Its only in India that we have such a huge variety of locally made clothes, fleamarkets , fashion boutiques and the likes! 

Whenever i did see designer pop-ups in South africa , the clothes made from cotton were at a premium. We don't realise how we take our lovingly cultivated cotton for granted which otherwise comes at a premium price tag in other countries. Its because we live in abundance ! 

Synthetic fabrics are everywhere and easy to work with , but the real gems are these handwoven fabrics. India not only has an abundance of cotton,  but also skilled weavers who create wearable  melodies out of them . 
Putting their work on the forefront and creating slow fashion pieces you'll treasure is what i love most about JUANITA

Just about everything she creates is simple yet regal . As always she picked this Khadi linen Kurta from her latest collection and it was a surprise until it reached me. Those who have been following me for a while know that i wear indian styles only on festive occasions , but Juanita makes me fall in love with Indian-wear irrespective of occasions ! Remember the chanderi silk suit? See here if you haven't. 

I have cinched this burgundy Kurta at the waist with a belt and i totally love this silhouette . The pants look regal in their Bananas silk weave and i can totally see myself wearing them with a white blouse too!  I have not worn any statement pieces in this look because the statement sleeves and the silk pants are a statement in themselves ! 
When you wear a Juanita , everything looks effortlessly chic ! Hope you love the look as much as i did !Also , can you tell I shot this in a funny 13 degree weather with a strong sun! 

Location - Pretville, Hartbeespoort , South africa 
Shot by Nik on my Sony RX100Miii

Till next time, CIAO! 

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