Oct 8, 2014

Trending Off-The-Shoulder Tops and Dresses

Never too late to share a hot trend, and its still warm and humid in Dubai. Off-the-shoulder look as seen during New York Fashion Week is a versatile choice for all body types, without being worried about loosing extra fat here and there. A great day-wear trend, with free-falling tiers, sometimes cinched on the waist or loose. Sheer, fine fabrics in mesh, net, cut-out and crochet styles enhance the feminine spirit. Off-the-shoulder can be adapted easily into heavy fabrics with more geometric and structured silhouette.

Amal Alamuddin in off-the-shoulder wedding dress by Oscar De La Renta

(1. Free People top 2. Zara distressed skinny denim 3. Free People woven chain handpiece 4. Vero Moda top by Namshi 5. Free People fringe necklace)
Recommendation - Wear the off shoulder trend now to hold onto these last summer days. This trend is about being delicate and bohemian, so just bring out your feminine self. 

image courtesy: vogue.com, namshi.com, freepeople.com, sites.google.com

Oct 3, 2014

Bonobos.com Fall 2014 Men's Suit Collection review

Still swooning over George Clooney? Stop! He’s married now. The tabloids all over the world were full with shots of Mr. Clooney dilly-dallying in Venice in sharp suits (of, course with his bride Ms. Amal Alamuddin). Here’s presenting the classic gentleman looks, all styled by New York’s menswear shopping website Bonobos.com

The Fall Winter 2014 Suit collection by Bonobos.com is tailor made for the leading men. “Suit up for Fall!” as the menswear e-commerce retailer says. The collection although true to its winter roots of Wool Foundation Suits, also heralds the season with new mix of Glenplaid, Windowpane, Herringbone and Honeycomb. What I would call a suit-utility upgrade, their Foundation suits include a more ergonomic interior pocket to grab that business card smoothly. Bonobos.com started with the idea of well fitted pants and seamless shopping experience. So its no surprise that their suits come in Standard and Slim fits, and Short, Regular and Tall sizes, just you’re your perfect fit.

Their Fall 2014 men's suit collection takes its inspiration from early British rock invasion style and Mick Jagger’s young days.

The “Mad Men”
Dress sharp for the competitive and creative world. Get your basics right and add some top coats.

The Urban Dapper
The modern man makes a statement in simple, sleek but well crafted suit.

“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”
Be the lady-killer and cynosure of all eyes.

Blue Is Monochrome

Recommendation – I would say get a few crafted suits and go for the kill.

Note- This is not a paid post. Images courtesy Bonobos.com

Aug 15, 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How would you like to read a book narrated by death? Although it does not feel any different but I get the idea that the narrator is not hiding anything, throws light on all characters impartially. The Book Thief is story of a little girl who starts her stealing from her brother's grave. Equally amusing is the book she steals. What will stay with you is the innocence and compassion of Liesel Meminger (the book thief, strong girl, perpetually curious about words), she is no ordinary thief you see.

Some excerpts from the book:

Chapter- The Other Side of Sandpaper
'Papa!' she whispered. 'I have no eyes!'
He patted the girl's hair. She'd fallen into his trap. 'With a smile like that', Hans Hubermann said, 'you don't need eyes'. Hehugged her, and then looked again at the picture, with face of warm silver.

Chapter - The Joy Of Cigarettes
'Look at the colours', Papa said. It's hard not to like a man who not only notices the colours, but speaks them.
Liesel still held the book. She gripped it tighter as the snow turned orange. On one of the rooftops, she could see a small boy, sitting, looking at the sky. 'His name was Werner', she said.

Aug 1, 2014

Spring Summer 2015 trend: Typography - inspired and Quirky Prints

Get ready to watch men in crayon colors next summer as designers have already set the palette in London Fashion Week. Keeping the monochrome trend working, we saw tailored suits with slim pants (but with a bit of room). However, the breath of fresh air are the prints - inspired by old books, typography and quirk. Believe it or not, I am still talking about menswear.

The Colors

Burberry Prorsum

L-R: Gucci, Calvin Klein Collection, Hackett London

The Prints

L-R: DSquared2, DSquared2, Burberry Prorsum


L-R: DSquared2, DSquared2, Alexander McQueen

The Trendsetter: Burberry Prorsum
Bookish, Vintage, Leather bound Sketchbooks, Artist's Satchels

Jun 13, 2014

Boyfriend - Honey, did you steal my jeans?

Summers may not be the perfect time to rock your skinny fits; should that leave the jean lovers sulking? No, we have the laidback friend, the boyfriend jeans. Beat that, you scorching sun! 

Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba

Reese Witherspoon
Celebrities wear it literally borrowing from their boyfriends. The whole point of this jeans is to be slouchy at hips and crotch, cuffed above ankles. I feel that boyfriend jeans should not be styled at all, they demand to be relaxed and hanging around with you on the streets. 

(L-R: Old Navy, Gap, 7 For All Mankind)

(1. Keds 2. Aeropostale backpack 3. Paez espadrille 4. Asos boat shoes)
Although every brand has tried to trend this product but the best finds could be at the cool and casual retailers (Gap, Levi's, American Eagle) or go the high street denim brands.

image courtesy: huffingtonpost.com, hatchcollection.com, justjared.com, denimblog.com