February 2019


The famous awards need no introduction hence lets just straight away meet (drum rolls, please!) the best-dressed women at Oscars 2019! The excitement cannot be contained and I love how we all wait to give our comments (or simply admire or slam) on the celebs that walk the most talked about red carpet.

A little note: I don’t really believe in the concept of slamming celebs on their choices (at such events, particularly) in fashion! It makes for a fun convo (sometimes) but I’m in that “happy” state of mind, wherein I would love to celebrate women rather than shame them. All right then, let’s scroll!

#1 Lady Gaga
Let’s just say, every time she is walking the red carpet, it feels like “A Star is born”! Literally so at the Oscars, as she did an “Audrey Hepburn” is reborn look! The Alexander McQueen gown with a sculpted waist, the long gloves, and the $30mn yellow-diamond Tiffany necklace made her ever bit stand out and it became Oscars at Tiffany’s (more than Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen














#2 Charlize Theron
Oozing every bit of elegance and class, Charlize Theron totally slayed! The powder blue Dior gown, the Buglari Serpenti necklace, the red lip- a total winner and all we are saying is- You killed it, Charming Charlize!

Chalize Theron in Dior















#3 Emma Stone
Emma has a sense of style that gives her an edge- every. single. time. I really thought she would do the Tux and give me a break from the fairyland, but she didn’t. In fact, what she did was- make this fairyland worth my while. The strong-shouldered, amber-coloured custom Louis Vuitton was delectable and dynamite! Love, love, love!

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

#4 Kiki Layne
There is definitely a lot of PINK this award season (and I must write about that) but somehow it’s being brilliantly worn. Kiki’s first time at the Oscars and she was an absolute stunner. Definitely got me pink-ed in her bow-back Atelier Versace gown & Atelier Swarovski jewels. What’s more to love? She got her mum as her date. Heart-melting!

Kiki Layne in Atelier Versace















#5 Rachel Weisz
This beauty tells us how to wear RED on the red carpet. Li’l bit of PVC, li’l bit of 3D embellishments, li’l bit of pleating, all hitting the right notes with this Givenchy Couture gown. And, that headband of Cartier jewels was a perfect addition. So beautiful, Rach.

Rachel Weisz in Givenchy Couture

















#6 Laura Harrier
Goegrousness! I was speechless to see Laura Harrier in this baby blue custom Louis Vuitton gown. Her bronzed skin looked radiant against the embellished blue outfit. And the diamond-emerald Bulgari necklace just made her shine a whole lot more. Also, her make-up was impeccable. What I’m singin’- Totally irresistible!
(On a side note: She also followed the Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge. The materials & embellishments of her gown are sustainably sourced. Yup- that is more than commendable!)

Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton
















#7 Jennifer Lopez
If it’s about the red carpet, there has to be the ever-glamourous JLo! She was shining and working every bit out of that mosaic-mirror dress by Tom Ford. Stupendous! Phew, are you sweating?

Jennifer Lopez in Tom Ford
















#8 Allison Janney
One of my favorites! It was not just another ball gown…there were plenty, FYI! The black gown with a plunging neckline by Pamella Roland set new rules for the red carpet. Heart-shaped rubies by Chopard adorned her neck and I have to saw- she was The Showstopper, at 59! Yes, I have to mention her age to kind of rub it in your face… in a good way, of course!

Allison Janney in Pamella Roland

















#9 Irina Shayk
What’s stunning about Irina other than Bradley Cooper? Irina herself! Her open-back Burberry gown with a chain-detailed waist and chain-fringes on the sleeve was understated glamour. I loved the asymmetric bob and her happy face. Classy & Fabulous!

Irina Shayk in Burberry
















#10 Elsie Fisher
This one was hard! I honestly was done with my list at #9. But, I had to pick the final one. Elsie Fisher- simply because she wore a three-piece Thom Browne suit with a lot of attitude. The box bag, the tiepin, the bold gaze! Not always a red-carpet look but you know what- she had the attitude.

Elsie Fisher in Thom Browne


There were many celebs that are being talked about for Oscars best-dressed list. However, they aren’t on my list. You wonder why?

  • How much pink is too much pink? Kacey Musgraves, Gemma Chan, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson…. And so many more! I think my next write-up is “The Power of Pink” or The Pink Panther.
  • Thigh-high slits. Ok sure, they are sexy but my fashion-brain is kind of numb to it now. Unless, you really blow me away. And, that didn’t happen. Sorry, Regina, Brie or whoever.
  • In your face. I love OTT. I love being over-dressed. Trust me- because this site is named after that (ODDCAT- Overdressed cat). However, don’t be so in my face that I can’t feature you here simply because it’s a site takeover.

Have some humour, you guys! Send in your comments. Laziness is not a virtue 😉

All you shoppers out there, I hope y’all know that malls in Delhi are passé! If your true love is shopping (particularly for designer wear), you’ve got to visit Qutub, Mehrauli. More so now, because our Fashion Extravaganza is now LIT, thanks to the brand new Gaurav Gupta store.

Why, you ask? Visit the store and see for yourself!

Now, if you’re the kinds who is plain lazy and going anywhere feels like a trek (welcome to my world), I’ll give you a little more than a sneak peek. And hopefully, that will excite you to make that effort.

I was recently invited by our Delhi diva, Pooja Gogia to the unveiling of Gaurav Gupta’s latest collection at Lakmé Fashion Week, named The (Un)folding and the opening of the new store matched perfectly to everything couture.

Pooja Gogia with Gaurav Gupta

The greys and grooves welcome you to this delightful dungeon and instantly you’re transported to the FUTURE of FASHION.

The sculpted, expansive & futuristic clothing brings everything to life and you feel indulged (if you know what I mean)!

Gaurav Gupta Store

The store itself is HUGE and HUGE in a good way. Well laid out, with clothes sectioned-up beautifully. We know that clothes from GG are pieces of art and when the art is all over the store, it’s like Fashion Museum (just that you’re able to shop here)! Colour palette was conservative but very appealing- Black, Gold, Greys, Whites, Blues & Reds! Contemporary with hints of tradition are perfect for channeling your inner goddess.

Gaurav Gupta Store
Gaurv Gupta Store

And that wasn’t it… If you’re being spoilt with so much glamour, then why should men be left behind? Right? And anyway, once you have had a cheat day (in terms of all that shopping), you kind of feel obliged (for lack of a better word) to spoil you man too. Sweat not, the men’s section is oozing edginess and elegance at the same time. Yup, that’s one helluva combination!

So wheel right in and don’t blame us for another shopping spree!

PS: I almost forgot… you’d love the new little brooches!

Roll out the red carpet & raise some champagne…. award season is upon us! (To be honest, the red carpet is always out in my head but this isn’t about moi). To kick start my POV on all things hot this award season, I thought a round up on my favourite looks from the Grammy’s would be totally apt.

The Grammy’s this year was ahem… more covered up? Are we finally saying bye to the cleavage plunging till the navel, shock-inducing looks? I for one, welcome this change. It’s about time!

So here goes:

#1. Kylie Jenner- If you’re doing pink, do it like this one! No bubble-gum or fairy princess nostalgia, but straight up “POWER PINK” in Balmain & Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. She was the girl of the night IMHO!

Kylie Jenner in Balmain

#2. Lady Gaga- 2018 was all about Gaga and isn’t ready to let us forget it. She stunned in a subdued and classic (very different to the look she usually goes for) strapless high shine sequin Celine dress with Tiffany Platinum earrings and a wreath style necklace. Very old Hollywood. Long messy bob and yum Choo platforms made her “star of the night”.

Lady Gaga in Celine

#3. Miley Cyrus- Former wild child who is usually so out there with her fashion choices- chose to tone it down with a covered but oh-so sexy tux by Mugler (je t’aime). No shirt underneath gave us a hint of skin without being in your face naked. Her jewelry added the right amount of punk & spunk. Love it, Miley!

Miley Cyrus in Mugler





















#4. Chloe x Halle- The Bailey sisters gave me all sorts of goals- wardrobe goals, BFF goals, Grammy goals! Tulle & Textures played well upon their body types and gave them the star vibe. Bling is not the answer to red carpet always and they show us how. And, WOW!

Chloe x Halle in Isabel Sanchis

















#5. Janelle Monae- This reminds me of something at the Ascot races on acid. The dramatic shoulders and hat balanced out with minimal jewelry and pumps! Heart heart.

Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier




















 #6. Cardi B- How can I not? This girl basically blew up the red carpet and the awards with her best rapper win. TOTALLY well deserved, btw. She dressed to kill (or should I say survive) in a vintage archival 1995 clam-esque Thierry Mugler gown and posted a sweet video later to thank the designer and a not so sweet one to shut down the haters (you go girl!)

Cardi B in Archival Mugler

#7. Dua Lipa: Doing sexy and I know it in shiny Versace, this girl had me at Hello! The short bob and the Bulgari necklace lit her up I was blowing “one kiss” at a time!

Dua Lipa in Versace




















 #8. Jorja Smith- one word- WOW. The dress looks like it was sewn on to her. Head-to-toe Balmain with Bulgari Jewelry and super simple hair/makeup. Love-struck x 10!

Jorja Smith in Balmain


#9. Kacey Musgraves: Romantic, Ethereal & Breathtakingly beautiful, she presented how tulle gowns are really done. She chose this as a tribute to her album “Golden Hour”. The fan top and the red sash only added a touch more feminism and I am in love!

Kacey Musgraves in Valentino




















#10. Nina Dobrev- Now this is a look I’ve received mixed reviews on but I personally loved. Yes its nude, yes it’s simple and yes, there is barely any jewelry to speak of but there is something about it, which makes me happy. Always a fan girl!

Nina Dobrev in Dior





















Okay loves, that’s all I have for now. Do write in and share your favourite looks with me. Lots more coming soon. 


“Whatever it is, good or bad, it influences fashion,” Lagerfeld said. “You can see that in fashion quicker than in any other thing going on. Fashion is something that reflects our lives and times with the shortest release, because, cars, design and architecture take years to realize.”

He may have been gone but he last left something behind that is more than legacy. We would like to call it- Lagercy!

His role in Fashion is iconic, historic, and prolific! Dark tux, white hair (always in a ponytail), fingerless gloves, high-starched collar and the tinted glasses- his signature presence was more than just a look.

Lagerfeld said of his appearance: “I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that.”

With the net worth of $200 million, the highlight of his career remained the modern revival of Chanel where he led till date and also his continued collaboration with Fendi. A man of multiple talents, he was a fine photographer and shot many of his fashion advertisements which have been transformed into art books publsihed by Steidl.

And for the ones who have seen him and loved him only very recently, won’t ever forget the FAMOUS Karlito that he brought in with his Fendi Collabortion. Like he said- His creations are not something you need, but want. And, we all “wanted” that Karlito.

His Fashion Shows were more than a fashion week occurrence or in fact more than an Art Exhibit. From creating a fully functional Chanel Shopping Arcade to the installation of the full-scale Chanel-logo-embossed rocket ship that took off post-finale to featuring  “real waterfall”, he created larger than life experiences that would leave you mesmerised forever.

You will be missed, Karl, oh Karl! Here’s hoping- you are forever ALIVE in the world of fashion and the lagercy lives on.

Co-ords: Heck yeah!

We know the trend of co-ords has been around for a while and if you wear them right, it’s one trend that is going to be around forever. Trends usually come and go but this one’s a keeper (just like a good boyfriend/husband, lol).

So for my favourite “trend post”, I dug into my wardrobe yet again (I have no plans to shop for every post I put up) and thought of showing you some ways how you coord ‘em right. Let’s keep a few pointers in mind. Warning: These tips are for ladies who haven’t dared to wear the coords yet!

  1. Whenever you wear co-ords, let them be the highlight of your look! Don’t over-accessorize and steal away its charm.
  2. Introduce an element to your look, that accentuates the co-ord. Eg: You’re wearing print on print, wear something neutral (shoes, bag) that helps the print/ colour pop!
  3. Fuss-free hair! As women, we love our hair (short, long, curly, blonde doesn’t matter what we are sporting in the season) but keeping them simple while wearing co-ords helps you dial UP your glam quotient several notches. So think- natural blow dry, simple top-knot or a ponytail.
Velvet Coords With Crop Jacket
Printed Coords With Leather Jacket
Printed Coords With Leather Jacket
Blue & White Coords
Blue & White Coords
Checkered Coords
Dull-Gold Coords With Nude Pumps

Now, assuming you’re the kinds who like the idea of “how celebs wore it”, let’s dig in some more! From casual to chic, you get to see it all. 

You’re welcome!

Sonam Kapoor in Bhane
Olivia Palermo in Semsem
Kendall Jenner in Adidas Original

The week that was #nyfw! Doing top 5 picks was hard enough and then we fell in love and more love… The Romance, The Enigmatic ‘80s, The Grandeur, The Antiques, The Works! Don’t blame us if your lust list is bigger than your budget and your sleepless nights are now real. We call it “never enough syndrome” that dictates our closets. So if the “de-clutter” bug has bitten you, please look elsewhere. Thank you very much.

Here comes our top 3 (in addition to top 5). Fasten up, ladies!

Pick #1: Marc Jacobs- Say hello to EXTREME! Pantsuits- voluminous, Dresses- layered & ruffled & OTT, Capes- big. Just how we like it- O-D-D: over-dressed!




















Pick #2: Monique Lhuillier: Love ‘80s? Love exaggeration? Love shimmer? You are in fashion- heaven, dahling! Oozing every ounce of oomph with grace & style, you have just met your fashion soul mate. We are smitten, to say the least.






Pick #3: Oscar de la Renta: Oh no, don’t you be mistaken. We are not talking bridal here. Meet ready-to-wear pantsuits and dresses, where houndstooth is more than just a print. And, those carpet prints when recycled have never looked better. New wardrobe goals, anyone?














While we have shared our top #3 (after doing top #5), we think there were a few pieces here and there that we loved and think deserve a special mention. Keep scrolling darlings, there’s more!

J Mendel Fall Winter 2019


Jeremy Scott Fall Winter 2019


Sally La Pointe Fall Winter 2019

Sies Marjan Fall Winter 2019
Zimmerman Fall Winter 2019
Rodarte Fall Winter 2019
Rodarte Fall Winter 2019
Tom Ford Fall Winter 2019
Tom Ford Fall Winter 2019

That’s it for now from NYFW Fall 2019! Loving fashion- every. single. day.

PS: All photos are from

Come Spring and all we see is color popping- flower choking kind of feels! Nothing against flowers, trust me! I love them.. Just a tad bit more in my living room than my dressing room. Lol! So what do we wear this Spring, you ask? Bring out those “trenches”! Oh no! Hell no! Not the ones you drown in; the lightweight ones that are springy, comfy and very very trendy! Now don’t say- I ain’t no fashion victim blah! If you love trenches, they love you back. Simple!

And listen, before spring is over and we say hell-o dreaded summer, wear them and drench them trench! All right?

Now, we all have mental images of light and bright, one key piece that is overlooked in this part of the world is the most classic of all staples- The Trench Coat. It is often believed that trench coats are a part of winter fashion (think of all the street style pictures of your favourite fashionistas strutting stuff- big coat, boots and oversized you’ve stalked on Instagram). However, I am here to break that myth and get you believing in the Trench for Spring vibe.

Myth #1-20 about the misunderstood trench is that it is only available in heavy duty, winter fabrics. NO! Please get that image of Sherlock Holmes out of your head. Lightweight trench coats have a 100% cotton lining (sleeves are 100% viscose) and have a 100% cotton outer layer –Gabardine- which is a tightly woven fabric making it impenetrable against weather and wear.

If all of the above is too technical for you, just ditch the myth and wear your trench just how you like it… with some colour!

How I brought colour to my Trench outfit? Paired them with red track pants!

Trench paired with Red Tracks


Myth #20 -40 revolves around it only looks good on particular kind of body type. THIS is where I am going to give you my two (or 50) cents.

First things first, trench coats look fab on EVERYONE. Age, body type, height no bar (should be applicable to more things I say) and us Indian women, especially kill it (no bias here, I promise). They are super versatile and can be flattering on anyone. But just in case, you feel it drowns you or takes more from you than gives you, I have a never-fail tip!

What’s that? Pair it with flared denims! It instantly adds height. See here.

Trench paired with flared denims


Myth #40-50 revolves around its styling. The Trench Coat is like that LBD; wherein you can style it in so many ways. I can quickly think of at least 10 ways. But after a couple of tips given above, let me tell you how you can wear without having a nervous breakdown. Pair it with basics that take you from basic to bae-sic!

How I wore it with basics? Paired them with black leggings (some of us live in them)!

Trench and basics

NYC is witnessing New York Fashion Week as we speak! And I’m all excited like I’m already there. Let me tell you- my alter ego is! (Later on that). People on the streets, people at the fashion shows, and the models on the runway, I am taking it all in and feeling like #crushyou is more than just a crush. Ouch! There, I said it!

There are some highs and some more highs and some more highs. No, I haven’t seen any lows (call me vain if you will) but I honestly feel that’s how it’s done.

I could go on and on but after going through it all via photos and videos (I’m sitting in New Delhi, India) all over the web, I’m simply blown away. Not sure, if it’s just me but I love the PVC trend. And, I have been trying to buy some coveted pieces but nope I’m not finding anything. So if you do (something that delivers in 48 hours- that’s my level of desperation), please share the details. PRONTO!!!

What else other than PVC, the blend of OTT & Minimalism! Yup. It’s DELICIOUS to say the least. I’m sharing my top 5 designers below. And then, it goes on with some hits here and there. Now, don’t be greedy and just soak it in.

Pick # 1: ADEAM by Hanako Maeda- Someone who celebrated artisanship from Hokkaido, Japan, gave us everything- from strapless dresses to power suits (with power belts) in “minimal yet impactful” style!


Pick # 2: Dion Lee- Corsetry, Lace, & Sheer is not just sexy (in the bedroom or runways) but is wearable & WOW & how- this is what Dion Lee brought us and we are left #crushing some more. Le sigh!


Pick # 3: Brandon Maxwell- Funnel necks, Glamour with knitwear- who knew this is going to be ruling Fall 2019 for us! Yup, bring out some cocktail gowns & skirts and give ‘em some knit-love, love!




































Pick # 4: Prabal Gurung- Myriad of colours thrown into brocades, velvets, tulle- depicting India in all its glory. The silhouettes, the prints, the reflections celebrate our colorful culture, making it worth everyone’s while!






Pick # 5: The Row- Someone who is always more drawn to colors and everything OTT, falling in love with mellow, in a hello, is uncommon! But, special props to Olsens who have given “minimalism” more than just a name and broken the stereotype. If you are all about simplicity, let me tell you it has to be amplified and The Row has done it. One more time!


Love it too much and left wanting more? I know what you mean.. more, coming soon !


Hell-o February! It’s that crazy time of the year most of us (single & taken) love to hate and hate to love, for more reasons than one. Vday-Dday.  The self-proclaimed universal day of love. Added pressure on making it the perfect night. Awkward first dates. Gigantic teddy bears (we need to do something about that). Gifting (yikes!). And then the bright red cherry on top of this very complicated cake – what the heck will I wear?!

Instead of a plain-Jane post I decided to break it down to the kind of date you’re going on this Valentines Day. If you’re taken, your game is the same (unless, you’re the kind who would dress-to-impress your own self- kudos girl!). If you are in the “let’s explore” stage, things are looking rather interesting! (And if you’re well, single- not looking to mingle and its all about Netflix murder documentaries for you this year, we get you).

Anyway, here it goes- The three dates you’re possibly going to have this year and how to dress for them.

Date # 1: The Mr Big (Reference- Sex & The city, if you don’t know who I am talking about, turn on Hotstar right now) kinda guy: There’s something about him that’s mysteriously sexy; this one will keep you on your toes. We reckon its going to be a cordon bleu meal and you’ve gotta stay on top of your game. Get out your (never fails) LBD, a pair of strappy ‘choos (or the like) and slap on some Ruby Woo. It’s all about the classic chic vibe here and a splash of bright red lip.


Date # 2: The Chocolate-boy next door (basically my first crush and yours too) : Movie night? Bowling? When the guy on the other end has choco written all over him, you must go all LAVA! Think deep V-Neck paired with red scarf/ neck-tie (they are uber cool, FYI). P.S: Winged eye is a must to take it from damsel to diva.


Being a woman, first thing first is my “lust-list”. But, I think the terms- lust-list, wish-list, shopping-list are over used and exploited way beyond my tolerance!

Or to put it differently, let me tell you that I’m forever crushing over something or the other. And crushing is easy! There’s no pressure of buying it or owning it. We always crush but don’t always necessarily need it in our bedroom. Oops! I mean closet!

So browse and see who and what falls in my #crushyou category. Let me warn you- you will be #crushing and #lusting after it. So, loosen up- your wallet (silly!).

Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19

Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19

Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19

Dior Saddle

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