Sophisticated but down-to-earth – two opposites that hurl themselves with extreme, all-consuming force into a giant ball of beauty. That’s Raw Mango for me. Subtle but drenched in power. And this time, right on time for the festive season, there’s a new collection by Raw Mango called Shamiana, just festive saris and it’s on fleek.… Read More LookBooks To Love: Raw Mango’s Festive Sari Edit, Shamiana Collection 2017
My earliest memories of fashion and style weren’t glossy magazines. Yep, they were big in my teens + college years and I once got severely reprimanded for owning a Cosmopolitan. But that’s a story for another day. My earliest memories of fashion were made up of South-Indian heroines. Nope, not the fancy Vyjayantimala and Hema… Read More The South-Indian Star Look From The 80s Is Coming Back Big Time: We’re Loving Brand Latha!
This one’s a killer way to tell you what I buy, why I buy, what makes them work, what makes me waste some good monies on things that don’t need their due and ones that makes me go waaaw (that’s the South-Indian wow!). Hello, am a serial buyer of hipster-and-otherwise things and I plead guilty… Read More Weekly Vibes: Life-changers This Week!
I used to be crazy about silver. In college, it was all about that Fab India kurta and oodles of oxidised silver. Always dull, always antique-y and probably a bit cliched also. But we hardly had any options when we were growing up – not so much social media really and no Insta trends and… Read More Handcrafted: Quirksmith, The Label That Takes Silver On A Whimsical Flight!
Music isn’t my strong suit. I mainly go for pop, a bit of metal (that happens because of prolonged exposure to it by husband) and lots of Hindi/Tamil/Telugu stuff thrown in liberally. I own no genre, am loyal to no artiste. Except for those who are rocking the charts at the moment. With the exception… Read More The Only Playlist Your Little Girl Needs!
I’m no fashion student. I wish I was though because when I was studying for entrance exams to get into college, it wasn’t even a career option. Now, after 10 years and more, I still want to do something about that. Because, curiosity and obsession with style, yougaiz. Anyways, with the limited knowledge I had,… Read More Jean Paul Gaultier And His Sari Obsession Became My Obsession!
Reason 1: I am a working woman with a 4-year old kiddo. I have no time. If I’m not working, I’m with kid. If I’m with kid, I’m desperately getting back to work to deal with unfinished business. Little windows of time go in managing a home – damn, Surf is over again and the… Read More How Self-Care Is Changing My Life One Step At A Time!
It’s Thursday. Probably the most boring day of the week. And what’s worse? It’s the day after Trumps win – that terrible aftertaste that the world is experiencing, like a bad hangover, like a feather from a pillow stuck in your throat. And I decided to move onto things that make me happy. And one… Read More Look Book Love:This Shoot Reminded Me Of The Beauty Of Heritage Bungalows! *Le Sigh
I’ve known Pavitra online. Strictly online. Because there are very few blogs I follow relentlessly and her blog Masala Chai was a delight. Too bad it isn’t functional now and I missed her banter and discoveries. We met by chance online and kept at it – we’d often Skype, just talk and give each other… Read More Label To Love: The Cooling Glass Company Is Just The Thing To Carry To Burning Man!
I am a firm believer that when you travel, you need to pick up stuff that is… Local (That’s a given, I know. But I have been guilty of shopping high street stuff even while traveling…) Small enough to not have your husband panic and Something made with local ingredients / maybe a local label… Read More My Beauty Shop: Beauty Products I Shopped For In Spain! (*Psst, some Spanish, some universal, many awesome)