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I hate jeans and I cannot lie

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I don’t own a single pair of jeans. Gasp, you lovers. I’ve escaped the indigo talons of the Canadian tuxedo for over three years now. (Seriously, can we move beyond that, please?) Last I likely wore jeans was in my early twenties (a decade or so ago)! If the subject of styling jeans comes up, I’m always asked why… why don’t I adore the perfectly …

#PyjamaLoves: Best of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

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New York Fashion Week, how do we even begin to count the ways we love your  Spring/ Summer 2017 edition? We can’t. But, we still tried. Here are our favourite runway looks of NYFW.   Alice + olivia  A blend of fashion and fun at its best   Eckhaus Latta This printed suit in my favourite colour is my idea of power dressing with a quirk.   Jil Sander Navy …

Shopping Diet Part Deux: Birthday Bonanza!

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I love birthdays and this year only served to further increase this love for birthday celebrations!! August started for me with a 2-day trip to Chennai where I spent time with a couple close friends and my entire family (over the last 15 years my siblings, parents and I have all been in different continents.) I was showered with love by these 4 munchkins (and the adults …

#PyjamaReviews: The Burlap People

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I discovered the Burlap People a few months ago on Instagram and the use of burlap for their designs caught my eye. I’d previously associated burlap with gunny sacks and love the idea of transforming this rugged and utilitarian fabric into aesthetically striking designs. Come time to invest in a daily use handbag; I knew I was going to give The Burlap People a whirl. …

#InHerWords: Unfair and effing Lovely!

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Have you ever been called black like coal/a crow/something burnt? I have. It is pretty standard for most kids who are dark-skinned and part of the Indian diaspora.   Teasing from peers, un-asked for comments on how attractive I am (not) and  unsolicited warnings to stay out of the sun: this was my ground reality growing up. In addition to making me feel undesirable, the …

I went on a shopping diet and here’s what happened

It’s been 3 months. Not a new dress or bag in my kitty. Ok, almost none. I’m on a diet, you see. A Shopping diet. I bet you’re like, Well, I’d like to say it’s because I want to be kinder to the environment; I have so many clothes already; I’m embracing the minimalistic movement; slow sustainable fashion is what I’m trying to emulate and …

5 ‘tried and tested’ sustainable brands you need to know now

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5 tried and tested sustainable brands you need to know By, Janani Krishnan A designer of sustainable fashion creates their wares with consideration to the environmental and the social impact the clothes may have throughout their total life span. They also think about the products carbon footprint, which is why you need to know your local sustainable brands. Why ship from international retailers, when you …