A lot has gone down this summer. And most of it isn’t worth telling anyone but it has had a big impact on my life choices and my approach to certain things in life. However, the one thing that most positively hasn’t and can’t change is my love for fashion and clothes and my drive to really want to become a fashion blogger. Lately, I have been certainly obsessed with Tuula Vintage’s Jessica Stein. She is my richer and skinnier version basically. I wish she would just adopt me and we can buy skorts together and roam around under the Italian sun in our Jeffrey Campbells. Jess – see? I’m already on a nick name basis with her – is absolutely obsessed with matching pieces and jumpsuits and playsuits. If I had to choose a blogger who could closely relate to my personal style – it would be Jess for sure. She is tall, gorgeous and has a lovely smile. Her style is eclectic, with splashes of boho and sophistication. Her attention to prints is what attracts me the most. Just when you think she is stuck with jumpsuits and her style is teetering towards repetition, she surprizes you with a gorgeous Alexander Wang dress and you are left oo-ing and aah- ing at her wardrobe collection! Two other pieces that I am in love with from Ms Stein’s woradrobe are her crocheted asymmetrical skirt and her black wind up patterned heels. Absolutely in love with those two.
Check out her blog and you won’t regret it!
Yesterday was a dream. 3rd of May, 2014 was a legitimate dream. I walked my first ever runway show. It’s addicting. It’s a thrill. Once I was on the runway, there was no stopping me. All I wanted was to walk as fiercely as I could. I forgot that I wasn’t wearing my glasses and that my skirt was too long and that my heels weren’t the most comfortable pair. I just wanted to walk with my back straight and walk. I can’t stop thinking about those few moments on the runway when it was all me handling the stage and posing. It was all on me. Such moments are way to precious
(This is yours truly btw ;))
I am nothing yet, in the field of fashion. But I am working. And I will reach somewhere because now I have the dream and the drive. The spotlight and the success - it’s a form of meditation that you need. Like a daily cup of coffee, almost like breathing.
You know those beautiful moments when you find beautiful clothes on the internet and they are in your budget and life is just beautiful? Yes, that would be me, right now. I just found the cutest and most affordable website with the best clothes :
They have the cutest stuff and I can’t stop gushing over them!
The most important thing though - on their main page and their lookbook, they have this gorgeous pair of orange floral shorts that I absolutely NEED. However, I can’t seem to find it on the website! And trust a girl desperate for florals in spring when she says that she has scoured the entire website but couldn’t it. Really though, guys. If you find it, please please PLEASE let me know the link in my messages and I SHALL LOVE YOU FOREVER and write more often and do everything that a blogger should do.
Also, a little update on my blogging position - I am still trying to find a photographer. Hopefully, this summer should be good, because I will be reunited with my camera and I can get you some decent pictures and outfits.
Lots and lots of love from a bipolar San Francisco,
Bonsoir mes amis!
It’s that time of the day again when I’m listening to Arabic music and inspiration has struck me to write about high heels.
Just this afternoon, I was on a Jenna Lyons hunt. Let’s just leave it at - I love her. She is classy yet simple, a director for one of the best companies in the world and yet as humble as ever. And she has remained in a single company for her entire life. She started at J Crew and guess what she does now? Manages J Crew. If only she made the place a little more affordable, I would be totes a J Crew posh gal with my soirees and whatnot.
So this is when I found this interview that Garance Dore (officially my favorite blogger because of her charmant accent and Parisienne descent) did with Jenna.
^ This is the link for those of you interested in learning more about Jenna!
After this video, YouTube, knowing fully well that I would turn out to love Garance, recommended her video A Day in Heels.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be walking for two designers at the FAST Fashion Show on May 3rd, here in Berkeley! So if you want come and support fashion in general, I suggest you create the entry on your iPhone calendars. This is the reason, her video appealed to me - I’ll be in my heels the entire day. The thought daunts me and I feel my calves getting bigger and my butt growing and the ultimate horror story - me tripping on the runway. Ain’t nobody wanna do that.
The entire video is about Garance running around (walking gracefully, rather) in her black Louboutins. I kid you not, Parisiennes were born to do this. Walk around in heels, I mean. They are naturals. I don’t care how much Dorance complains about it, to me she’s a pro. She talked to a few people like models and Caroline Issa, asking them how they walked in heels and if they had any tips.
A VERY important tip shared by someone in this video is: NEVER buy shoes in the morning. Buy them in the afternoon when your feet have fully expanded. Just talk to the shoe and share the famous Marilyn Monroe quote: If you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Hell yes.
My favorite part of the entire video was the part where Garance talks to Christian Louboutin. (She actually pronounces his name the way it should be pronounced and I think I actually swooned a little. I am a sucker for the French language and the way they pronounce words is an art I would spend my entire lifetime mastering.)
Louboutin pretty much sums up how every woman feels in heels. That man justifies paying $1000 for a pair of red soled shoes.
This video was such a throwback, especially for me. I still remember the first pair of heels. I remember that my dad helped me choose. I remember that it was from a street store in Mumbai. I remember that it was a day before my birthday. I remember I was like 8. (I don’t know what my parents were thinking though - buying their eight year old daughter a pair of 5 inch high platform heels. And now they blame me for being such a fashionista. Hey I am not the one to blame here you two.) I remember that I had to choose from two and I couldn’t, and that my dad wanted to buy the higher heel but I settled for the smaller one (5 inches btw). I remember that they both were made of denim and the one that I bought was a pair of platforms that I probably wore twice in my entire life.
Let me know about your first pair of heels!
In spirit for the International Women’s Day, here are three women taking the creative world by storm.
Former high fashion Model, Cipriana has now transitioned over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry as Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of UrbanBushBabes.com, an online publication creating the definitive source for natural hair, fashion, beauty, health and arts & culture while living in NYC.
Cipriana continues to extend her website towards a larger platform that goes beyond the labels while stepping out the box to connect. She encourages people to step up and embrace their respective, individual and “unique” styles.
L’ArcoBaleno is the ultimate resource for exploring, discovering and collecting extraordinary design from around the world. Ambra believes that each piece “speaks to you”. Her website is a haven into finding exquisite pieces from various designers and studios and provides access to them on her website. Her style is eclectic and she likes to mix the perfect amount of everything in her style.
Maya is an actress and an aspiring director and producer. She learns from her failures. She believes that clothes are a way to let the casting director know what you would bring to the character. Her ability to always see a bright light at the end of the tunnel makes her ambitious attracts people to her.
These women try and find the inspiration in anything and everything around them. Check their links out for some encouraging thoughts if you are or will be in the process of letting out your creative thoughts!