Thursday, 15 October 2015

What I Wore #2

Crop Top - Zara
Skirt - Global Desi
Clutch - Zara
Shoes  - Forever 21
Earrings - Vera Moda

So, remember when I said I wanted to inject some colour into my outfits? I found this gorgeous skirt at Global Desi and HAD to get it. I've mentioned before that my accessorizing is rather minimal .. but these earrings were so stunning. And I loved the fact that the Zara Clutch was a lighter grey leather. I'm really happy with how this turned out. What do you think?

Monday, 12 October 2015

Night Out #12

Another weekend, some more going out makeup. This time featuring a quick smokey eye I've been obsessed with (A quick how to above). It's easy and features very few products. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear in the crease, Makeup Geek Corrupt on the lid blended back and forth with a MAC 217. On the Inner Corner, I used theBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer that I also highlighted my cheekbones with. For lashes, I used the Ardel Demi Whispies but cut in half and double stacked to really give me lashes some lift and oomph.
The rest of my face consisted of NARS Sheer Glow in Barcelona and Syracuse, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach and MAC Prep + Prime Translucent to set everything. Bronzer was the Bobbi Brown Matte Bronzer in Dark so it reflects the reddy brown of the shadow in the crease. As for lips, I used the Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Nude Nuance.

P.S. The Outfit Details are coming in the next post.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

What I Wore #1

I thought I would do something a little bit different today. Incase I haven't mentioned it already, originally, I had a Fashion Design Degree from NIFT and did a bit of styling after that... but alas, it wasn't for me. The thing is though, I still do and will always love fashion - making it very hard for me to afford to feed both my Makeup and Fashion addiction, but first world problems eh?

Now, this may seem a bit strange, but I never really had the confidence to take pictures of my outfits, and even these pictures, it took me a good 3 months to pluck up the courage to post.
So, a little personal insight for you. From the age of 13-14, I started putting on some weight.. and a few health related issues made things worse for me and by the time I was 18-19, I was definitely overweight. Studying Fashion and Making clothes for a US 6/8 when I was infinitely bigger made things worse. My self confidence took a toll.. it was a struggle.
Eventually, I started kick boxing and a bit of yoga, but nothing that made much of a difference. Food was my comfort. When I had bad days, I ate junk, under the pretense of exercising, I ate more junk... all until I ran off to England. While studying there, I walked a fair bit everday (to and back from classes) coupled with the inability to afford junk food and my newfound love for nutritional facts and books... things changed. I changed. I became a lot more aware of how I ate, what I ate, my daily activity and calorie intake. So I came back 6 months later, 15 kgs lighter. I now am a pretty standard UK10 (US6) and I'm happy with my size.
Somehow though, I thought with my weight loss, I'd gain more confidence, which I have to an extent... but now I have new problems to deal with. Loose Skin, Stretch Marks... Cellulite in parts that just won't go. But I persist... I want to feel more confident. And I want to be Body Positive. I want to love myself - Body with a bit of jiggle and lots of stretch marks, Face full of acne scarring... they're all signs of being human and a little journey of weight loss and finding myself.

So, I'm starting this whole Body Positive thing with a little Outfit Post. Shot by my very talented bestie Achala Ganesan from the blog Seriously Noir. Go Follow, you'll love!

Dress - Fab Alley/ Jabong
Shrug -
Shoes - Forever 21
Watch - Michael Kors

Dress - Fab Alley/Jabong
Shoes - Zara
Watch - Michael Kors

I've pretty much start building my wardrobe from scratch. Since nothing fit anymore. And a staple for me is the Basic Black Dress. This is a Skater Style Dress From Jabong and I believe it was INR 750. It's really good quality with a pleated wasit which I love.
As you can see, my style is very minimal and monochrome... though I am adding a few pieces of colour now, back when these pictures were taken (August) I didn't have much more than Black, White, Grey and Blue.
I really liked how it went from a simple day dress to a still simple but more put together evening look.
Oh, excuse my expression and general awkwardness. I cannot pose for a camera. I am an absolute nightmare (ask Achala)

I hope you liked this post and are as excited as I am for the few I have to come..?

P.S. I also plan on doing a series on quick healthy meals, would this interest anyone?