Friday, December 30, 2016

Black & White: Ripped Jeans With A Body Suit



I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and festive season! It's so hard to believe that tomorrow is New Year's Eve and 2016 has come to an end. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Travel Diaries : Back Home To The Okanagan



If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you'll have seen that I recently went back to Canada after 3.5 years to visit my family! Though I'd seen my family in India and London over this time period, I hadn't been back to where I had grown up so was missing it terribly.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Those Palazzaos: A Long White Tunic & Palazzo Pants


It's been 7 months since we've been in Dubai and though there are difficult days being away from family and friends, we are enjoying it! It also makes it easier to know that we are just a flight away from them, and also that our home is always full with visitors getting away from those cold winters in Canada, USA and the UK. It's definitely interesting experiencing a hot winter as I'm so used to wearing heavy clothing during this time, as well as seeing snow or rain outside.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Travel Diaries: The Al Maha Resort & Spa, Dubai

My husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary (woohoo, we made it 5 years!). In celebration, the hubby booked a surprise stay at the gorgeous Al Maha Resort & Spa.

Placed in the middle of nowhere, the resort is ultimate relaxation. We were surrounded by miles of desert all around us, and were even able to do some animal watching.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fabulous Fringe: A Pink Fringe Skirt and Bodysuit

For a party brunch going into a great night out, this fringe skirt is perfect.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Pool Day At The 7-Star Luxury Hotel, Burj Al Arab

Amazing is the best word to describe the most perfect pool day at the amazing 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. 


Located on the Arabian Gulf shoreline, the hotel is the only 7-star in the world and the only guests allowed are those with reservations to the hotel, pool or restaurants; exclusivity at its best. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bright For Fall: A Beautiful Satya Paul Tunic

The weather is finally starting to get a bit cooler in Dubai so I'm able to get myself outside and take outfit pictures without sweating up a storm.


I really can't complain though, I have always loved hot weather and wished that I lived somewhere where it was summer all year long - and now here I am!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mixing It Up: A Grey Lehenga Skirt And A Burnt Orange Crop Top

Hey guys! So I know that I have been so lame with my posting! It's been a while since my last blog post, and an even longer time since my last outfit post.


The reason? It's been hectic! I've started managing luxury wedding blog Think Shaadi, as well as the social media for a Dubai based marriage proposal company. Along with traveling and trying to have some what of a social life, my blog has unfortunately fallen to the bottom of the list. The intention to post is always there, but the time to post isn't!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Shantanu & Nikhil

A Spanish inspired collection, the outfits included ruffles, frills, bolero jackets, and capes. Showstopper Malaika Arora-Khan looked amazing in a bodycon floor length gown. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahilian's Winter/Festive 2016 collection at Lakme Fashion Week is perfect for the cooler seasons. Created in darker tones or red, blue and black, this collection featured Western and Indian wear.



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Vrisa

This collection is perfect for Autumn and Winter! Through the use of heavier fabrics and autumnal colours, Vrisa created a beautiful collection with a traditional feel.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Payal Singhal

Payal Singhal's feminine collection at Lakme Fashion Week included lehengas, anarakalis, and suits in light hues of pink, grey and blue- with a hit of black in a few designs.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Manish Malhotra

With a bit of a 1920s and Italian (Dolce and Gabbana specifically) inspiration, Manish Malhotra's collection for Winter/Festive 2016 was targeted towards brides-to-be. This post shares my favourite designs from his latest collection shown at Lakme Fashion Week.


Monday, August 22, 2016

The Black Satya Paul Saree

After a long time I'm finally posting a South Asian look again! I've missed my sarees and lehengas, and being so caught up with different things going on in my life, I haven't really had the chance to do a South Asian Outfit.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Seychelles: The Botanical Garden and Temple

My final post from my visit to the Seychelles is about our day being tourists. We visited Victoria (which is the main town), the Botanical Gardens, and a gorgeous view point.

Victoria is small town with only a few main roads and one main market road which is busy with the friendly locals and tourists walking around. The market road leads to this gorgeous Hindu Temple.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Seychelles: The Beach And An Orange Maxi Dress

Probably the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen and been to in my life, this beach by the Banyan Tree Luxury Resort is a public beach - but almost seems private as it's mainly the hotel stayers that use it.


Monday, August 8, 2016

The Seychelles: Our Stay at the Banyan Tree Luxury Resort

My first blog post from our recent holiday to the Seychelles is about our stay at the stunning Banyan Tree Luxury Resort.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

India Couture Week 2016: Manish Malhotra

This rich collection by Manish Malhotra featured gorgeous deeply coloured silks and stunning nature theme embroidery with flowers and leaves woven on outfits throughout the collection.

The show-stopper was the mesmerising Deepika Padukone who walked the ramp in a gorgeous lehenga featuring an off-shoulder blouse, and an A-line skirt with a long train and tulle hem.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Off-Shoulder Ruffled Top

One of my favourite things ever is the off-shoulder top. It's sexy, yet still classy - and I'm so excited that it's one of the top trends for summer!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Beautifully made, it has a gorgeous water feature as you enter the mosque, and floral paintings on the floor and pillars.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Instagram Update!

So far this year has been eventful! I've been in Dubai for almost 2 months now and I love it here! I think a lot of the love is because of the sunny weather and bigger homes (just a tad bit different from London :P). It's also been great just experiencing something new.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Fashion Inspiration


I am currently in love with plunging tie-up shirts. Because of the plunging neckline they look sexy yet can be worn casually with jeans, or dressed up for dinner or a night out with a skirt.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunset at the Burj Khalifa

Being new to the Dubai we are still doing all of the fun touristy things! One of the main things on our list was visiting the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My Fishnet Fringe: A Classic White Shirt with a Fringe Skirt


A fringe skirt or dress has been on my list for a while but I just couldn't find the right one. When I saw this I knew I had to have it! And what's better, it was on sale!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5 Things That Happen When You Use Face Oil

I've been quite particular about my skin since I was about 17 years old. You'll never see me get a facial as the products make me break out, and I hate it when anyone touches my face! I've been loyal to my skin care routine for the past 5 years as I've been lucky enough to find products that work well.

However, over the last year I've started to see my skin change - in particular it's been dryer than usual, and I'm starting to see fine lines (gasp!). This led me to venture into natural products to incorporate into my routine. One in particular stood out.



Monday, May 2, 2016

A Beautiful Balloon Ride Across the Arabian Desert


It's always been on my bucket list to do a balloon ride. In the movies and tv shows, it always seemed so magical, I mean you're floating in a balloon! And magical it was! 

We woke up at 3:30am to be picked up by the Balloon Adventures company and taken to the desert where we would be floating in a balloon across the Arabian desert. 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Feeling Mint: A Silk Lehenga for Summer

The Silk Closet recently launched a fab new designer, Gina Brar. Being a very tactile person, all I could think when I saw Gina's designs was - oh my God, how amazing do those fabrics look! Made of luxurious silks in elegant colours, I was amazed by her stunning collection.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunflower Swag: A Fabulous Jumpsuit by Surendri

I recently met up with Melissa, founder of The Silk Closet, a great new website featuring collections by new Indian designers (and you know how much I love new designers!). The website aims to feature trendsetting designs for the Western audience. The hand-picked selection is both Indian and Western wear - and it is stunning. Just looking through the website, it's hard to choose just one thing! 

But this jumpsuit definitely has my attention! Light, airy, bright and very comfortable. I love this with heels for dinner out, or a garden party with friends. You may also have seen this worn by Priyanka Chopra here.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 Grand Finale: Rohit Bal

Romance and vintage are the best words to describe this gorgeous collection. Using floral details on lace work, velvet and rich silk, designer Rohit Bal's latest pieces are absolutely stunning.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 Day 4 & 5: Payal Khandwala, Masaba, Neeta Lulla

Payal Khandwala
What a stunning free-flowing collection! The pieces in this collection feature gorgeous silks and sheer fabrics draped in a very flattering way. I love the way the clothes fall and how easy to wear they look. These outfits have that 'I just threw this together and still look amazing' feel to them.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 Day 2 & 3: Amrich, Gaurang, SVA, Vrisa by Rahul & Shikha, Anushree Reddy, Anita Dongre

Amrich
A free flowing collection, the pieces by Amrich are light, airy and perfect for summer. I love the dresses in this collection and can actually see these pieces being carried at shops like Anthropologie. The button down dresses are extremely popular next season and I might just have to invest in one.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 Day 1: Chirag Nainani, Quirk Box, Sneha Arora, Surendri, Anand Kabra, Anupama Bose, Asif Shaikh, Aneeth Arora

Chirag Nainani
Next Gen designer Chirag Nainani created a trendy summer collection featuring printed asymmetrical pieces in figure flattering silhouettes and cuts. This collection is perfect for the warmer season, I especially love the jackets and blouses.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016: Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra's collection have always been beautiful, but they've never really wow'd me. However, his latest collection at Lakme Fashion Week changed this!



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Travel Diaries: Gorgeous Budapest

What a stunning city. Though I was only in Budapest for one whole day, I was lucky enough to spend that entire day site seeing and end it relaxing at a bath before heading off to dinner.

While there, we stayed in the stunning Boscolo Hotel in central Budapest. I was wow'd from the second I stepped inside. Think historic architecture, contemporary art, and a touch of the 1920s all mixed together! Their well-know New York Cafe features beautiful ceiling artwork in blues, whites and golds.


Monday, March 21, 2016

AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2016: DAYS 4 & 5 - ASHIMA LEENA, JOY MITRA, SOLTEE

Ashima Leena
Using colours of rust, brown and orange, this collection by Ashima Leena has a 70s style to it. From the prints to the fabrics used, I love the high necklines, collared blouses and bishop and bell sleeves.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2016: DAYS 2 & 3 - SAMANT CHAUHAN, NIKASHA & VALLIYAN

Day 2 and 3 of Amazon India Fashion Week featured a number of designers showing men's and women's collections. These 3 collections stood out to me in particular.

Samant Chauhan
Designer Samant Chauhan brought regality to the runway through his stunning collection of dresses. The beautiful embroidery is figure flattering and is done in a way that elongates the body.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2016: DAY 1 - HEMANT & NANDITA, GAURAV GUPTA, SHANTANU & NIKHIL

Over the next few days I'll be posting my favourite collections from the latest Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalk. I hope you enjoy :)

Hemant & Nandita
Yes, just yes. When I first laid my eyes on this collection I immediately thought - 70s socialite. From the 70s inspired prints, to the fur, midi-skirts, and lace-up boots- I want pretty much everything that this collection has to offer.


Monday, March 14, 2016

MAGESTIC FANTASIES: FAHAD HUSSAYN EDITORIAL CAMPAIGN 2016

This stunning editorial campaign for Fahad Hussayn shot by Maran & Aarboo Salon & Studio, features gorgeous bridal wear mixing traditional and contemporary. From lehengas to shararas - I love the clothing, makeup, hair- everything!


Friday, March 11, 2016

STYLE INSPIRATION: MAHARANI GAYARTI DEVI

I recently read Gayatri Devi's autobiography and have fallen in love with her confidence, vivaciousness, and style.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

PARIS FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2016/17: RAHUL MISHRA

Named, 'It Felt Love', Rahul Mishra's latest collection was inspired by the birth of his first daughter last year. Using gorgeous fabrics in blues, blacks, whites and yellows, Mishra created a beautiful and quite wearable collection for next Autumn/Winter.
















You can see the Indian touch through the fabrics and drapes, as well as the use of bandhini (Indian dyeing technique). Supported by The Woolmark Company, Mishra also used merino wool and ancient weaving techniques to create this modern collection.

Photo credits: Merino