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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Dont claim to be a great writer but love to pen down those random thoughts in my head,share what I feel,however irreverant or unconventional they may be.Here's my take on things which matter to me,delight me,comfort me and give wings to my fancy, be it fashion,living,music,movies,books,family or Love! Peace to all...and restlessness to those who dare to think differently!A science graduate, a fashion-post-graduate,a wife, a mom but above all a lover of all things beautiful and sensitive. Romance, wine and music..I can live solely on these.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lovely Ms. Mukherji

This is a quick post inspired by Rani Mukherji's cover picture on Filmfare, which I chanced upon yesterday. I am an unabashed fan of her talent and beauty....!
How beautiful she looks here and also inside (though a less of photo-shopping would be preferable). Love her styling...the outfit, hair, accessories...all of it!
Here's wishing more of her on celluloid this year!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

If I could...Musings on a cold, grey day...

I have always had mixed feeling about these cloudy, cold, grey looking days. On some such days, it dampens my spirits so, the dullness seems to seep into the core of my soul, casting a gloomy shadow over everything. Everything looks bleak...unpromising..a dreadful shadow of a life looms over me. Well, I am not one of these cheerful optimists (who sometimes tire me with their over-bright outlook)...so no surprises there!
Then again, strangely, I actually enjoy some such days. They may not be sunny and lively but an odd day like this seems so..well..." mine". It resonates somewhere with an inner me...with its romantic air, a mysterious sadness about it.....a stillness about it which attracts me, like its inner eye has seen it all and so it cannot prance around with the sun shining bright.
Well, today is not one of those days...it's depressing me!!So here I am, on a dull, cloudy day, wishing it were not so dreary....and while I look at the cheerless world through my window, I wonder what can I do, if I could, to make it beautiful. Here's my wish list, what is yours?

1.Pretend I am seventeen again and day-dream about the unending possibilities of my future. Write my imaginary life through many alternative endings:-)

2.Call my best friend, open a bottle of wine and just talk....make like really frilly, frivolous conversation...long into the night!

3.Call my husband home from office , in the middle of the day, feel really special and paint the town red with him...exploring some new exotic eatery, shopping, getting spoilt!

4.Someone makes me a hot cup of ginger tea and I lounge around the house with my favorite piece of fiction!

5.Someone with intense eyes reads Pablo Neruda's poetry to me...(Is Chandru reading this..:-))

6.Some serious retail therapy in luxurious stores which smell divine and make you feel so special......the likes of LV and Jimmy Choo!

7.Watch my favorite movies...and rewind to watch Amitabh and Rekha smoulder in Silsila again and again!

...these are on my list. I am sure we all have one...a list of things we would do on a day like this to brighten the spirits. So, tell me yours!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Musings and ramblings...: Conversations...or Not! Overheard in my gym lock...

Musings and ramblings...: Conversations...or Not!

Overheard in my gym lock...
: "Conversations...or Not! Overheard in my gym locker room (golf course club)....here goes: 2 women who have just showered and are getting dr..."
Conversations...or Not!

Overheard in my gym locker room (golf course club)....here goes:
2 women who have just showered and are getting dressed---

Woman 1 (taking her watch etc out of the locker and putting them on)---- Oh see what I got with my "kitty" money this time, a diamond pendant. (Flashes her new pendant) You know I thought why buy clothes etc, I mean at least this has some value!

Woman 2 (checking out the pendant thoroughly and then with a nonchalant expression)---Well, I don't know...I mean I do not buy or wear jewelry as such..except Solitaires. I realised my personal preference and ...also solitaires are the most "valuable" of all jewellery. See these earrings I got on Diwali.
(Now, here please note total lack of any comment on the pendant shown by her friend woman 1)

Woman 1 (looking like a deflated balloon but quickly gathering her forces around)---Yes, true, they do look graceful but one must have variety also...and have you moved to your Aralia house (probably the most sought after address in the city today) already? We also want to buy property there...though 'i do not know..i mean we are so used to living in big bungalow, having lived in delhi earlier, you see. We will move maybe, but still i will never sell this house.

(See, she was down but not out. By immediately changing the topic to Aralias, she at once declared intentions to buy a flat in one of the most expensive properties, flaunted her high-life in a huge bungalow and also established that acquisition in Aralias will not come at the cost of her old home....see she could afford both)

Woman 2 (looking bored while thinking of a quick and better come-back)---there are hardly any flats available for sale now....people love it here so much, plus its a great investment. Also, flats are soooo big that you need at least 3-4 domestic help. 

(Desperately she tried to establish her social superiority, even if it means implying more number of servants in the house:-)).

By now my sense of humour was stretched to its limits...enough silent laughs, irritation was taking over so I decided to quietly walk out ..(anyway I could not pretend to brush my hair anymore while silently listening to this totally whacked-out exchange!

The above is real, my friends, no embellishments! A small example of conversations in modern suburban India. Depressing, but true!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's here ..Spring 2011, so what does your wardrobe look like this season?

This spring-summer gear up for a trip back to the nostalgic, glamorous '70's, yet again! There is something about the 70's fashion which is so youthful, with its  free-spirited bohemian air and glamorous look , that so appeals to me. In part, it is nostalgia for our generation as well, having seen our moms and aunts in those flowing maxis, bell-bottoms, over-sized tinted glasses and of course Zeenat Aman swaying sensuously to Dum Daro Dum:-)

From the runways of Guccis to the look-book of top hi-street brands like Topshop and H&M, we have seen the 70's inspired trends...and here's a quick snap-shot of what I found interesting and worth shopping for.

Flowy maxis---This is one trend the boho in me loves...loose, carefree yet stylish. The twist in trend this season is that maxis go sheer...so go play peek-a-boo!...and the fabrics are slinky, glamorous,diaphanous,shimmery..!Love, love,love!!


Flared legs and bell-bottoms----So, finally it is "skinny" no more!! Before you raise a manicured eyebrow, well, skinny silhouette is kind of here to stay but good news for those who are bored of it is that you can spice up your wardrobe with some "Flare":-).(sigh of relief!!) Some of it we saw even in 2007-08...but this season is not about the
baggy ones at all. I love this picture on left...so very 70's spirit!
While we experiment with trouser hems this season, (and give the "skinny" a run for its money), it is natural to see wide-legged pants as well.Sharp, tailored and high to mid-waist is the look. Though a fashionable trend, its not favoured by most of us for various reasons.
I personally prefer its resort-y interpretation, the Palazzo pants, which is also a key trend of the season. Go lounge around in a drapey jersey number or sizzle in a sexy sheer one! Get the edgy look, pair it with platforms and a floppy hat!!

Organic Pallazos

Dior Sp'11

 Jump-suits-- They are in...they are out..is what we have been hearing over past couple of years now....well, this season they are HERE again! In all lengths, from almost hot-pants lengths to full-length, these one-piece wonders will hog the lime-light. From play-suits to jump-suits, printed to solid tones...all variety and hues!

So, girls, check your wardrobe...complement and supplement...and go shine in the spring sun in all that's beautiful and stylish!!!

Watch this space for more....!

Monday, February 21, 2011

So, what do you want to be...?

No one asks me this anymore....yeah well, another sign of growing old:-) ?Don't we all remember the time when we were asked this question all the time! Teachers, friends, parents, grand-parents,relatives(yes, more so the pesty ones)...and of course, we did indeed pose the same question to ourselves a hundred times! What will I be some day? Oh, this was a query so filled with delightful promises of a future still hidden but so within reach! Yes, there were doubts, the answer also changed from time to time...but it was all there for us to grab and become what we wanted to be.
Having a bit of creative flair (& a sense of drama!) and coming from a family which didn't think pursuit of any dream however unconventional was to be discouraged, my answers covered a wide range from dancer,writer,actress...to air-hostess,receptionist and even secretary!!! I did write for my school newspaper... and I danced an awful lot, on stage and also off it:-)
So, coming back to the question, what I realised when I look back is that in most of us there was a maverick dream, something inspired...I mean very few of us wanted to be an accountant,a manager or a bank official! Growing up has its pit-falls...and such dreams are perhaps its first causality.
Yes, ambitions do change, become modified or sometimes plain inability or lack of right opportunities stop us from doing what we once thought "we were born to do".
So, here I am...all matured, wizened up and mom of two...and why do I think of this today? Maybe because inside me there is still this tiny-miny voice asking me, what do you want to be now. And I believe most of us still do think of this....is this my calling in life? Familiar, isn't it? Even today thick in the middle of life, busy with job, kids, socializing, we still sometimes get jolted by this sudden thought, this ain't my calling..this is not what I wanted to do.
I also believe that we can still connect to that youthful person within us and bring some of that dream to life, and even if we can't ,this question itself still can inspire us to some new adventure!
...and while we are on the topic of what we wanted to be when we were young and adventurous, did I mention that I also wanted to marry Shahrukh ...well that is one dream which is not meant to be:-)