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Saturday, May 31, 2008

John Mayer on the cover of Rolling Stone

Yay! My baby is on the cover of Rolling Stone's '100 greatest guitar songs of all time' issue. This is for his song 'Gravity' which FYI, if you don't know already, is a freakin' work of genius!! Seriously, I could write an essay on it.

Also on this cover are guitar legends Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, B.B. King. Kirk Hammett and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez also appear on the cover.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Inspiration behind my new hairstyle

I've finally decided to step out of my comfort zone completely. I've had the same long length and side swept fringe for too long now and I'm bored with it. So in two days I will have something resembling Rihanna's full fringed bob...slightly longer on the sides.
I am this close to bailing -- it could be da bomb or could be my worst hair faux pas!
Wish me luck :-)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Graduation Fashion

Yep! It's that time of the year. Graduation Season (yes wedding season too!). I've had emails about this very subject and since I found shopping for my graduation quite stressful, I've decided to lend a helping hand and provide some inspiration for you. Firstly, I would like to congratulate anyone graduating this summer, well done and I hope it's been worth all the years of hard work :-)

A few words of advice. Keep your luggage light, keep your valuables with a family member during the ceremony, do NOT wear killer high heels unless you know you can handle it and take some safety pins and hair grips with you (trust me! you or one of your friends will need one)

Most trousers this season have a more relaxed feel, high on the waist and loose fitting on the leg.
These high waisted wide legged neutral trousers from compteir des cotonniers would look really great with a sheer blouse tucked in.

I love this Ted Baker Hafsa Pants. The belt detail is nice but to switch it up replace with a red skinny belt or silk scarf to give it a more riviera-style spring look.

Not a fan of High waists? These are more of a modern classic by French Connection. It has a fitted shape and front pleats which make them really smart and professional.

Get the sexy 50s secretary look with this Paperbag skirt from ASOS and wear it to the office when you land your first job out of uni.

Keep it retro and summery in this dotted circle skirt from forever21


I've just had a look at the new collection from Debut, a brand at Debenhams, and I'm really impressed. They have hundreds of dresses for every taste and occasion.

I could see Charlotte in 'Sex and the City' wearing this dress. I saw this in a magazine and it was accessorised with a white flower corsage right in the centre of the bow which looked great too. I would wear it to a wedding also.

With the large bow detail and sweetheart neckline, this is more for the girlie girl i think. It also comes with detachable straps. Also from Debut@debenhams.

For something with a bit more edge, this art-inspired dress from NEXT is bang-on. The belt toughens it up too and after graduation, they would look fabulous with studded gladiator sandals. This dress has been saved in my favourites for a while but i haven't been to try it on yet because i would be too distraught if it doesn't suit me :-)


Two options that would work best if you prefer to wear a simple black skirt or trousers.

Covered button blouse from Warehouse

Victorian ruffle sheer blouse from Forever21

Check back later for some ideas on Shoes and accesories.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Darlings, you look just fabulicious!!

I want those sandals! Love her colour combos and i'm a fan of the high waisted skirt.
Ivanka Trump's dress is so adorable. It's day appropriate and could also be great for the office wardrobe. This is a most unique take on the 'bow detail' trend i've seen so far. LOVE IT!!
Halle Berry out shopping. I have a dress quite similar to this one but it's got straps. I like the accessories too (love the bollywood style earrings which i also coincidentally own a similar pair)

Christina Ricci in Bottega Veneta. Very elegant!

Carrie Underwood dazzles in a platinum glass fringe dress by one of my favourite designers Badgley Mischka. It's very well accessorised also.

Pictures courtesy of Justjared & Instyle

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fashion Trend Alert Spring/Summer 2008: #4 The 70s

This is more or less a mix of other trends from this season. It features the high-waisted, wide leg trousers, floral maxi dresses and retro denim. Designers like Stella McCartney, D&G and Chanel all borrowed elements from the 70s for their spring 2008 runway collections. Here are a few ideas:

The floral Blouse. I like this ASOS top because it's a great way of wearing floral - not the floral wearing you! It's cute, girly and would work well with a pair of denim shorts. Another option from next and has that all important bow-detail from this season

This Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt dress would go really well with a pair of gladiator sandals.

Hmm...I've seen some celebs trying to rock these, Chloe Sevigny and Ali Hilfiger to be more precise. Not sure if I am brave enough yet to step out of my boring and practical sunglasses but I really do appreciate the awesomeness of these. The work of Marc Jacobs again.

Love these high-waisted shorts from warehouse. I have one very similar but I hardly get to wear it in these climes since there was no summer last year and looks a little uncertain if there might be one now.This 'Johnny loves Rosie' bracelet is from my last post and is so appropriate for this one too. Again, would be great with neutral wide leg pants or retro light wash denim.

Tucked in shirt or tank top and a killa pair of platforms and you're ready to go in these 18th amendment Colbert ‘Speak easy’ high waisted flared jeans.

I saved my favourite till the end. I don't know why i like it so much! This dress is from Kookai and i think it costs like £100 something so i shall be staying well away and just admire it from a distance, lol!

So there you have it. Can you hear the 'Charlie's Angel' theme tune in your head yet?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Accessories For Spring/Summer: #5 Statement Bangles

Marni Spring 2008 runway

This season, bangles are interesting, BIG! BIG! BIG! and piled high. Here are a few inspired pieces. This is just too cute. Floral Jewellery by Johnny Loves Rosie. I think this would go with neutral wide-legged pants or with the 70s inspired denim that's so this season. £35

The 'Bosco-Marengo Bangle'! Even the name is killa! I really like the intricate detail on this bangle... the leaf detail and engraving are so beautiful and it is £12 from Aldo. I could have sworn it was some expensive vintage.

Spruce up a simple dress with this cuff, i think it looks a little vintage too. Isharya is apparently the new cult jewellery brand in the US, I don't know about that but most of the pieces I've seen are soooo divine.

Check out another piece from the Isharya collection. The price tag (£195) is a big pain in my neck but if you can afford it and like something more unique, why not!! Would look great with a pair of grecian/gladiator style sandals.

This raffia bangle from H&M takes inspiration from this season's Global/ethnic trend. Perfect for the summer!

Last but by no means least are Lanvin's 'Geometric Resin' Bangles. These are great for everyday wear and you can also channel the Safari trend with these. £120
So there you have it. Some of these are out of the mass population's price range but its all about taking inspiration and finding your something that's more suited to your budget. The high street is great for churning out the trends.

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Accessories For Spring/Summer: #4 Mini Bags

Isabel Marant Spring 2008 runway

This is one trend i have an extreme desire to possess (gladiator sandals too!) . However, i don't know if i could ever manage a small bag as i currently carry everything but the kitchen sink in my handbag. Having seen almost every other women/girl that passes by with these across their bodies, the satchel bag is back with a vengeance ladies!

They are soooo cute and ladylike. I guess the best things really do come in small sizes.

Clockwise: Khaki across body bag (Old Navy), Gold heart bag (Dorothy Perkins), Nautical mini canvas bag (ASOS), River Island, Embellished pouch (Warehouse), Studded pouch (Warehouse), Leather Zip detail satchel (Topshop), Across body satchel (Warehouse), Cherry picklock bag (Topshop), Mini bow bag (

Sunday, May 11, 2008


If this season's florals and bright colour patterns are not your thing, take inspiration from Ashanti and Rihanna. Monochrome can be elegant and timeless when done properly. Just keep it simple i.e. one item at a time.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Darlings, you look just fabulicious!!

Seems like Nicole Ritchie's post baby style is slightly hippie and she particularly favours the maxi dress of late. Looks like she's taking inspiration from her former stylist, Rachel Zoe. like the added detail with the brown belt and its a great print.

Like her grown up and glam look
Solange Knowles rocking the americana trend at Cochella. I want Gladiators :-)

I lurrrrrrve Michelle Monaghan's gown for the 'Made of Honor' premiere. It has a gothic edge to it.

So simple. It doesn't look like she's made a big effort but somehow she still manages to look great. Damn you Eva (lol!)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Statement Dress

I did a double take while doing rounds online when I came across this Tulip-shaped cocktail dress by Lousie Amstrup, whom I'd never heard of before today. It's Killa! Its so beautifully constructed and I'm pretty sure the shape would be flattering to almost anyone. I imagine myself walking in to a crowded swanky bar and totally getting that WOW effect :-) (i imagine such moments aaaalot!)

Back to the subject. The best way to accessorise a statement piece is just to keep it simple and let the dress command all the attention.

Christian Louboutin pumps are instant glamour. The red soles are a stroke of genius, i hear he got his inspiration from an employee wearing red nail polish! Patent is still hot but I think the chiffon detail on the ambrosina pump is a great alternative and maintains that signature sexy look. It screams Dita Von Teese.

This box clutch by Anya Hindmarch is perfect. It's simple, sleek, shiny box shape is a homage to the 50s.

Ooooh! Nice. Stylish and so affordable. A good combination. Enamel Bangle Forever21 $7.80.

Have this ring and the colour is more metallic bronze, it looks silver in this picture. Accessorize £8.

A simple ribbed effect bangle from accessorize.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Style For Young Moms

In an attempt to cater to all readers of my blog, I am focusing on young mamas today. It can be pretty tricky staying stylish when you have more important responsibilities like taking care of kids to deal with and let's face it, they can be a handful! I dont have kids but hopefully, I should be able to help with the basics. These retro wide leg jeans really capture the 70s and would be really comfortable too. Layering is essential so pair vests, tees and cardigans with jeans and the key to non-boring is smart accessorizing.

As easy as it is to just live in jeans, dresses can also offer the same comfort. The maxi-dress never seems to go out of season. It's a great style for sunny days and evening barbeques with a cute cardigan thrown on if it gets a little chilly.

I love the first two because of the straps. Usually I cant wear maxi-dresses because they generally have thin straps and just don't work for busty ladies. These two have straps thick enough to have supportive undergarments on. I want and need that Color block jersey dress by Diane Von Furstensburg (can't nearly afford it!) and i love the ruching at the empire waist. The next dress is from ASOS and the monochrome graphic print is Divine. The third is very pretty and sophisticated - another DVT dress (we like her!).

I picked these two for when mommy and daddy need a date night, assuming your kids are considerate enough to let you have some time to yourselves :-). The dress on the left is the old faithful LBD. Its Osman Yousefzada for mango and the metallic gold racerback is a different take on the classic LBD, its hot! Vera Wang is one of my favourite designers and she never disappoints. The shape, colour and length of the next dress creates timeless elegance but the ruffle trim and faceted-stone appliqué at the bust keeps it interesting.

Comfortable shoes are a must-have if you're doing the school run... in fact just keeping up with your super-energetic kid(s).

These classic ballerina pumps are a wardrobe staple and are a great everyday shoe which go with almost anything. Topshop £25

These Mary-Janes are perfect for adding a splash of colour to a monochrome outfit, I could just eat them! They are by Gap at £32.

The gladiator sandal is great for the summer and handy when going for a casual look, I would pair it with a maxi dress or denim shorts. £30 from Oasis

Bright colours are all the rave this season but if you are not brave enough to head-to-toe, then these should help. KG by Kurt Kurger £75

aww....I love these super cute Rupert Sanderson pumps. The oversized satin bows give it a playful air and the burnished gold metallic leather is ultra stylish.

Finally, my favourite fashion item, the handbag! All the young mothers I know always carry so much with them so I have found the perfect bags.

A simple and stylish large black tote from Accessorize

My Favourite! Pauric Sweeney day bag. A leather bag thats sturdy and well-crafted.