Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lists Lists Lists

Here's a list of titles that I am looking forward to reading this year :)

 A Woman Among Warlords, by Malalai Joya
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 The White Cat (The Curse Workers), by Holly Black
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The Twentieth Wife, by Indu Sundaresan
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  The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain
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The Splendor of Silence, by Indu Sundaresan
 The Feast of Roses, by Indu Sundaresan

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Finally! The most awaited collection from Fashion Week has arrived! And I think its safe to say that Marchesa did not disappoint! The collection transported the on-looker into a modern-day fairy tale! There were ball gowns, tulle, embroidery, elaborate ruffles, and everything required for the modern day princess!
The colors revolved mostly around pale gold, ice blues, and light salmon. There were some standout pieces in bright cobalt, fuchsia, and scarlet. Here are my favorites!
 Loved the bright colors on this dresses! And the lovely embroidery on the cobalt and fuchsia, as well as the ruffles on the crimson one just made them better!!

I love love love the pale gold gown (so old Hollywood glamour) and the tougher take on the rose-covered ballgown. I am a sucker for asymmetric pieces! 
Loved the black and white mini - the embroidery on the bodice looks like its a part of your skin! The black gown totally blew me away - kind of risque, but in a good way :) And the champagne gown was just dreamy (ruffles - check! train - check! tulle - check!)

 All Images Courtesy of New York Magazine

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pop Art!

I love experimenting with photography, and more often than not it turns into something funky! Here are some photos that no longer look like photos!!
Enjoy and view the whole collection here


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 RTW Collection

This year, Carolina Herrera's Fall RTW collection boasted a lot of menswear inspired pieces (wide leg pants, pinstripes, felt hats), comfy looking coats, and some amazing dresses and gowns. Most of the pieces were in traditional fall or neutral colors - cream, black, brown, grey - put punctuated throughout with shots of crimson (as seen on many dresses) and metallics. I really liked the black and white or black and brown dresses with crimson additions (on the collars, hems, and bodices), especially an asymmetric, one-sleeved black and white dress with part of the red bodice peeking out (see below).
I'm a big fan of evening gowns (as you already know), and I liked that most of the long ones featured in this collections didn't have the typical tight bodice and poofy skirt. The gowns were well constructed and mostly in metallic silver-grey shades, which looked fabulous! I also really liked the dresses - they all had little things like strategically placed ruffles and other embellishments that lifted them out the ordinary zone. Overall, I loved most of the collection! Now...if only I could get my hands on some of those dresses! *Sigh*...

All Images courtesy of New York Magazine.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fashion Week Continued!

Here are some more collections shown at Fashion Week!!

Monica Lhuillier Fall 2010 RTW
First up is Monica Lhuillier! Her collection had some cool Asian inspired pieces, and as well as some beautiful evening gowns. My favorites were the flowing crimson one and the understated burgundy goddess gown (both shown above). 
(Images courtesy of New York Magazine)

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2010 RTW
DVF had some really gorgeous dresses with bright colors (unlike most designers that only use dark or neutral colors for fall collections). The pops of cobalt, reds, and whites really made the collection different from all the other collections! And, I totally loved the gown with the sequined bodice (shown above). I would love to own it - its a toughened up fairy tale ballgown!! 
  (Images courtesy of New York Magazine)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fashion Week!! :)

Fashion Week is upon us!
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the latest shows:

Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2010
I loved the floaty gunmetal gray frock, and the color of the burgundy evening gown was absolutely dreamy! I don't agree entirely with that huge bow, but it definitely adds something special to the gown. And, I am a total sucker for one-shouldered dresses :)  
(Images courtesy of New York Magazine)
Doo.Ri Fall 2010 RTW Collection
This collection featured a lot of Doo-Ri Chung's signature dark colors - greys and blacks - with shots of bright silver, violet and indigo in the form of sequins, appliques, and prints. There was also a pop of color with several bright orange pieces, but I actually preferred the dark pieces over them. I loved these three dark dresses - perfect for a night out! 
(Images courtesy of New York Magazine) 
Lacoste Fall 2010 RTW Collection
So far, Lacoste has been my favorite collection.At first what was a parade of whites and dove greys turned into a colorful presentation of comfy, chic fall wear. I loved this collection because you can probably wear most of the pieces in layers and still look really cute, and because it added a bright punch of color to fashion week. I especially liked the bright yellow runway, it was literally a ray of sunshine! It was nice to see a youthful, colorful collection among all those typical darkish fall colors (not that I have anything against them!!). View the complete collection here.
(Images courtesy of New York Magazine) 


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Collection

Here's a look at Alexander McQueen's Ready to Wear Spring 2010 Collection.
The collection included wintry colors (blues, teals, and whites) combined with bursts of bright citrus shades, and lots of black. The contrasts of sunny and dark added drama and surprise to all the pieces. As always, these pieces are hardly wearable on a day-to-day basis (unless you are one hell of a fierce woman like Rihanna or Carrie Bradshaw!), but they have a very whimsical touch to them, as is Alexander McQueen's custom.
I quite like it!
View the complete collection at!

Alexander McQueen

Avant garde designer Alexander McQueen was found dead yesterday. While I wasn't an avid fan, I was still fond of his out-of-way designs. Here are some of my favorites!

From Alexander McQueen's Spring Summer 2008 Collection. Image courtesy of  

From Alexander McQueen's India inspired collection. Image courtesy of Rangoli Jewellery.

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Fall 2008. Image from 

Image Courtesy of Fashion Bride

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cheer up!

Bonjour! So I am currently getting buried under yet another relentless blizzard - delivering another 12 inches of snow!!
Its been so gloomy lately, so I'm going to post about things that will keep you (and me) cheery until this storm subsides!! Here they are: potted greens, plants in bottles, cute snowmen, bright cushions, and flowers, more.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

2 Feet Under!

On Friday night and through all of Saturday, we were hit by a blizzard of epic proportions! After nearly 30 inches of snow, the precipitation finally came to a halt! As a result, we are still buried deep underneath a whole lot of white stuff.

Take a look! 
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