22/07/2015

Hawkeye Vintage




Even on the coldest Sunday Melbourne has had in past 20 years, the day turned out to be quite action-packed. We shot these super hot pieces from Hawkeye Vintage, a local vintage couture company, sourcing the highest quality designer brands from around the globe. The 'hawk-eye' picked lurex dress made me feel no less than a 70's music star. But the real star was the cropped wool jacket I propped over my shoulders. Pure wool jackets with quality tailoring have become a rare-find these days. I am still distracted by the one-off collection of outerwear I saw at their warehouse. Luckily they are hosting a three-day pop-up event where I can get to see all those hero pieces I have lingering on my mind. Starts tomorrow.. be there!

04/07/2015

The winning dream


Vans shoes
Bangles from Udaipur
I have dreamed to wear Pero ever since I sat for their first show and the India trip gave me a chance to collaborate with my favourite designer. Felt so special wearing this handmade piece all soaked-up in love. And don't even get me started on talking about the craftsmanship. Hand-stitched button holes and embroidered flowers blooming all across it and yet felt so breezy even under the scorching 40-degree weather, this dress put a big smile on my face. After getting a closer look at a few pieces in real, I now understand how Pero signifies 'love' in all of their collections. You feel truly loved by the maker of the garment and the dress really communicated the great effort that's put in to create every bit of its detail. A deep bow to you Pero.

01/07/2015

The coldest June




H&M dress and tights
Old bag bought from Auroville. India
Vintage fur key chain

Its been a crazy life lately. We got back from almost a month-long trip to India last Sunday and a few minutes before I started to write this post, Mr. Hubby asked me to look up for some good holiday destinations in Melbourne. The madness really got into us. So much to do and so many people to meet that time just kept slipping away!
The 3 week long headache is finally over and I am happily back in Ozland. This is my first winter in Melbourne and till now the coldest ever. Even too much layering doesn't seem enough. Like this one, where I am wearing a top under a pure wool high neck. Over it there's a long dress and finally an Alpaca sweater.  I couldn't miss the tights even after this heavy layering. Again, did not really put my brains into this outfit. Layering comes naturally with the cold. The more random it is, the better it looks!



27/04/2015

Dentelle


Vintage Scarf
This white lace dress is a dream! A fine chantilly-esque piece that feels like butter when it touches the skin and makes me feel so special. Not falling for it would be unreal. But wearing it the way it is doesn't justify my style. So I decided to play around with it! :)
Isn't the dress over pants combo the most interesting fashion lesson of this season? And by the look of this, I feel this trend is going to take over all my layering lessons so far. Not only is it keeping me shielded from the chill but also deepens my ever growing love for layering. The gorgeous dress came with a slip but was naturally replaced with the leatherette pair you see me wearing. Leather and lace, a perfect case of attracting opposites. They cannot stay away from being together. So, all I did was follow their vibe. 

12/04/2015

Surprise

Handmade leather bag from Auroville
I and prints have been in a casual affair ever since it all started. Have been times when I didn't want to see any prints in my closet and now it looks like I have fallen back for them. Went bonkers for this floral print pair when I first spotted it at Topshop. But then I ask myself that is it the new 70's wave that I am caught up in? My Bohemian side is experiencing a serious fondness for beautiful prints. I at times crave for neon to make a comeback. To put it simply, I am all for this mish-mash of the bygone and the new.

08/04/2015

Marysville in Fall

Himachal cap (Picked from India)
Tailor-made denims

Kicked off the awaited Easter weekend with a trip to Marysville. And yet again I was amidst Mother Nature, this time in it's colourful best. Mustard, yellow, green, oxblood, all fall hues came alive as I walk passed them wearing my Himachal cap. An accessory this colourful did not require much other than some solid black. And look! I am back in my cool comforting pyjama denims. Just a 70's approach to do this long weekend. I am physically home but my heart still desires to visit the vineyards that I missed on my way. Can assure that I will see myself Instagram-ing there real soon!

31/03/2015

Welcoming layers

 
Got new boots! Remember me mentioning about these in this post? I was eyeing on the studded ones but found this to be the perfect pair for introducing blue in my shoe closet. It's a navy in suede and leather combo and I love it! They came last weekend...so a little stiff right now but I couldn't wait to take these out with me on Saturday. It's worth getting a blister for brand new boots...isn't it! And I couldn't ask for a nicer weather. Morning started with a chill that got me into layers but in a few hours it turned into a perfect sunny day. Ask me how to under-dress a skater dress and I have the answer. Denims, boots, scarf, coat...You've all got it covered! I did peel them off once I soaked enough sun. Everybody was seen layering around in kimonos, gilets and mufflers. Like all black with a little pop of colour around the neck or stocking meeting fur meeting print - all in one outfit. And Hats! Lots of hats. Well, I can only continue writing my love for layering.

25/03/2015

The Tree of Us



Bag from Auroville
I am one of those newly-turned-non-vegetarian vegetarians who has tried salami but will always hesitate at first and who possibly loves chicken more than born meat eaters but will frown at the sight of 'lovely legs'... 
Yes it's a complicated affair... but an unplanned visit to a small cozy cafe in Melbourne has possibly settled this. The Tree of Us sounds like just one of the many thousand bistro cafes in Melbourne with a name that has a touch of bohemian spirit. You may not even think highly of the place where its located. But... BUT, when you dig into that burger they serve, the one single thought that strikes you is that when did I last taste something this awesome..! Its a burger that fills your hands, your mouth and your tummy in a way that burgers are meant to... since then I am not surprised to learn that this is a burger-lovers paradise. We tried 'Break the Fast' and one of their 'Specials' and got lost in the flavours. While still feeling my mouth water after finishing it, I can honestly say that I am converted.

Another attention-worthy thing besides 'Break the Fast' is my new Monki jumper. With waves all over, its going to be my new cover up for the upcoming beach holiday.


22/03/2015

Take a chance


A confession. I have watched 500 Days of Summer a hundred times. More than I adore watching Joseph Gordon's dimples, my eyes stuck on Zooey Deschanel's cute bangs. And every time after have finished watching the movie, rolling-front-hair-into-fringe session have always followed. Anyway, bangs are all-cute but I absurdly believe that one needs to have golden hair, tiny leaf-like lips and a thin face to look born-with-bangs. At least thrice I have talked myself into getting it done but it was twice that the stylists majorly showed their doubts. The third time I went to an icecream parlour instead. Just this time a friend really convinced me to try getting them at least once. The thought really hit me. If they don't look good, my hair will not stop growing. I took a chance. Chose Shibui as the salon I could trust on. And here I am, smiling under this soft bush, loving it every time I brush it with my hands. Guessing this one is going to stick around for a longer time.

18/03/2015

But first, boots


I am such a shoe crazy girl! Forever searching for cool pairs online. It's not even been 3 months that I bought these and the hunt has started again. I just look at my husbands face when he asks me "Do you really need them?" It's annoying! I mean this fetish for shoes. Anyways, I very shamelessly share what I have been eyeing on. Some look pretty wearable, couple of them are on sale. The red velvet booties are my faves. Do you like any of them?