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My lust list!

31 Jan

My lust list!

Usually my lust list is something not just a list of really expensive stuff, its a mix of everything that is inspiring me and that which is making me swoon all over it.
Here is my lust list for this week-mind you its also my first for this blog.
[p.s. I grow more in love with the act of blogging every day-does this disease have any name?]
1. Textured nails-someone save me, cause I am falling and falling and falling…in love with those beautiful textured nail-looks everyone is trying on nowadays, like the one above. I know I will be doing it this weekend too, and I just cant wait!

Fur Jacket...mid-riff

Fur Jacket…mid-riff

2. Faux fur mid-riff coats-Aren’t they just the most adorable things ever? I could wear one 24/7-even through the night (although there would be the inevitable risk of damaging it, so maybe I am exaggerating). I already own two faux furs, but who said I couldn’t have three-lets ignore my bank account screaming otherwise over there! 😉

oh, those books, those books....

oh, those books, those books….

3. A bookshelf like that-I am book crazy, I hoard them and plan to set up a library in my house one day. Till then, I am so going to try something like what’s done on the set of Castle’s house in the season, Castle, like in the picture above.

Victoria J in dl1961

Victoria J in dl1961

4. Printed plum pants-These ones on Victoria are amazing, and so are a couple at J Brand. I am not just in love with these, I am crazy about them. I am going to buy them now, cause enough is enough! (Stop screaming bank account!)

<3 Paris <3

❤ Paris ❤

5. A trip to Paris-This one has been there on my I-am-ready-to-do-anything-for list since quite a long time, and will stay there till I visit the city of love, wish me luck on that one! 😉

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The art of satisfaction…

24 Jan

The art of satisfaction...

Isn’t it wonderfully amazing, when after weeks of hard work and a tiring university routine, you finally get to sit down and do that which you love?
Making fashion illustrations, designing, sipping coffee and unwinding with your favorite music by the fireplace, now that’s the life!
If only it would stay that simple!
This post goes out to all those people who encouraged me towards doing that which touched my heart. Thank you, all of you!

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I lost you, so I lost some part of me…

24 Jan

I have lost you, so I lost some part of me

I am a kind of girl who usually prides herself on her tight reign of her emotions. Not only can I usually control what feelings of mine, what side of me, which people can see but I can also keep myself from sentiments that make me too sad, too angry, too emotional!
But now and then I succumb to some assault on my sensitive side, which grows huge and in those days (or hours) and I feel everything a billion times multiplied.
Unfortunately, today is one of those days. This is one of those hours. And, somehow, its worse then it has ever been.
Why, you must be thinking, is she feeling down today? Why letting her feelings take over? What has pushed her beyond her limits?
The answer is one word that means so much and yet can mean nothing at all. Its a word that can change your life, that can make you smile, that can give reason to why you wake up most days. The answer is simple and yet so complicated, easy and yet the hardest thing in the world.
The answer is one word cherished universally, and that word is, friendship.
Friend.
How beautifully mystifying and how misleadingly charming this word is, isn’t it? And yet the most lethal too.
However, its damage can go so much deeper, like a knife through your heart, if that friend was not just a friend, rather a best friend.
When the operative word becomes “was”, a part of you leaves you and walks away just as that person walks away, leaving you, taking away a little more of your innocence, removing the fogs from your eyes. Showing you the harsh reality.
The anger, the resentment in me makes me want to vow never to love a friend like I did this one. Never to cherish them like I did this one. Never to let them become as important a part of my life as I did this one.
But that’s unrealistic, that’s not humanly possible. And that’s something I know I cant do.
Then what is realistic?
In my set of mind right now I do not think I can sanely, logically differentiate between what is and what is not possible. Still,even in this frame of mind, I know this much-I will have to move on, I will have to forgive and forget.
And I will make myself vulnerable to the world once again. Because there is no life without risk, no joy without exposing yourself.
But then, maybe there could be some other solutions too.
Time will tell, as it will heal.
And till then I will wait, as patiently as I can!

The fashion crimes we all need to avoid…

20 Jan

I recently read a book-it was authored by a man in fashion I respect a lot and I just loved that book. It gave direct pointers on what to do and what to avoid in fashion. I agreed with him mostly everywhere, but on two points.

Code your nails

Code your nails


1. He believed quite adamantly that nails should be lacquered with nothing more then a single coat. Not only should the bling and the texture be skipped, but rather the institution be returned to its boring previous form. Now, though I am not a big fan of the mile long nails covered in obnoxious atrocities which girls seem to pass as ‘bling’, but that doesn’t mean I hate the whole institution. That doesn’t mean I don’t drool over the new leather texture nail lacquer or the pretty nail art Zoey Deschanel keeps getting. It doesn’t mean the next time I am wearing something casual I wouldn’t like to spike it with bright, patterned nails. They key to this institution is not just to keep it within the limits of normality, to maintain the balance between elegant and over-the-top, but also to showcase your personality in the best possible manner! So, I disagree with him where he says the whole institution be abolished and rather support an end to the fake, gaudiness in some of the versions of nail art that are making the girls of our generation more shallow.
slicked here-how to

slicked here-how to


2. He also said that slicked back (gel hair) buns should be avoided at all costs. Again, I disagree. There have been instances where I have seen the gel-slicked hair buns work so fabulously on people that I almost got coronaries. The key is knowing your face structure and styling your hair accordingly. If I with my small forehead was to get a heavy fringe, I would end up looking like an anorexic mouse. But a girl with a larger forehead and pretty eyes would just rock the fringe. So, next time you style your hair, worry not if its too gel-ed or not. Think only of your face structure and if it looks good on it or not!
Having told you what I disagreed with, let me give you a glimpse of what I do also think should be avoided:
1. Head-to-toe following the latest fashion trends.
2. Throwing on anything and then calling it vintage.
3. Moustache-Mondays
4. Scrunchies
5. Showing your bra for the heck of it, despite the filth on it
6. Hairy legs under hose
7. Matching your mate (seriously?)
8. Visible panty line (it can never be a fashion statement for me)
9. Gloppy Mascara
10. Baggy But

Honestly, I just loved the whole book. If you want to know about the author or the book, mail me at gull.hasnat@hotmail.com

Cheers and lots of love!

2012 in review

19 Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! This report is embarrassingly funny!

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Peach and Stripes

19 Jan

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What do you do when you are in love with too many things at the same time? Do you just leave done and go on with the rest or do you carry them all along? The question has always confused me, but then I look at other people and it becomes so clear.
Balance.
That’s the key word. We have to stop somewhere in the middle. You carry too much with you, you will fall under its weight (read:imagine those people with a thousand things going on with their outfit-BLEKH). But if you leave too much behind, then you miss out on a lot. You will always be bare, empty! Minimalistic is good, but not good enough. A pair of jeans and white tee might be easy to carry around, but if you just add a bright blazer and nice heels, you will feel so much better, you will look outstanding.
So that’s what I do now, I keep that balance, in every walk of my life.
But recently I fell in live, I fell in love with peach and with stripes too. And I was down in the dumps for a week trying to get a balance between the two. And then, FINALLY, I figured it out!
I can wear peach today, style my stripes tomorrow! And the day after, I will wear a peach top with a black and white striped jacket and nude skinnies.
Then wouldn’t I feel like the queen of the world? I would feel like a genius too!

So, I end this post with a favorite quote,
“Top your ice-cream with sprinkles and chocolate! Don’t end up topping your sprinkles with ice-cream!”
Cheers!

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A splash of peach on me…

18 Jan

A splash of peach on me...

I don’t like copying people, I don’t like imitating their actions, habits, activities in anyway. I not only think anything otherwise would be demeaning but I also believe that it would take myself away from me. I like being original, I like being me-however weird that me might be.
Yet, now and then, even I join the world and do what everyone else is doing, be a little normal.
So, here I am, being a little self-obsessed and taking a snap of my own clothes. Maybe this will inspire someone out there. Or just make them laugh. But in any and every form I just want my blog to be enjoyed.

Jacket and jeans-Zara
Top-Mango
Uggs-local London store.

Cheers! 😉

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