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I love myself a good cocktail… and I think most women do. This is the yummy, complicated glass beverage I am referring to, not the dress. (Which FYI I love too, but that’s another post).

If you follow me (and if you don’t- what are you waiting for?) you would  already know that I’m launching my own line of fabulous leather bags & leather jackets super soon. I’m also curating a small trunk show with a few other designers whose work I love! It’s going to be AH-MAZING! So do come by 🙂

Anyway, moving on… Now that we have established some facts about the launch, etc, I have to tell you that I will be serving some delish cocktails at the show. I mean- girls just wanna have fun, right? Then, cocktails actually do multiply the fun we have with fashion (you know it’s true).

So all of this pre-show excitement got me thinking.. Which cocktail is it I identify most with? What you’ll read below are some of my favorite cocktails that I think gel with a certain look. Do read and figure out which cocktail screams YOU.

Bellini: If not Prosecco, then definitely Champagne ! The peaches, the sparkling…yumm! So how can one tell they are a Bellini? Simple: It’s classy with a hint of quirk. And, that’s what mostly floats my boat. Wear an elegant black dress and then give it a twist! Like a bold lip, a funky accessory.. And you’re set! 

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Bloody Mary: I’d like to describe this one as  “hot mess”! So, if you love a bloody mary, you’d better be pulling off the look. What’s that, you wonder? Think- skinny jeans, camisole, a jacket thrown over and messy, bedhead hair. Some red lip- and you’re just the right kind of Bloody Mary.

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Dirty Martini (with Gin, please): Dang! Yes, that’s the flavor bomb of the martini and the one who looks every bit a martini; bold & beautiful ! Think- Slip Dress, a Judith Leiber, Heels (stilettos or kitten only) and shoulder-grazing danglers. Lips: understated but glossy! Ahem… stop drooling!

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Cosmopolitan: Simply delish. Yes, even to look at. Everytime, we mention a Cosmo, we instantly picture Sex and The City. Now, if you are “cosmo”, your style is your own. You practically wear anything and make it look “cosmo”. But just for reference sake, here is what you wear: Shimmer pants, simple tee, kitten heels, bold effing jewelry and bold bold eyes! Maybe, you can wear a hat or a feather or whatever is befitting your mood at the time.

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Daiquiri: Just because it’s always on the menu, doesn’t (by any means) mean it’s standard. It can grow on you, rather slowly. So, if you’re working a “Daiquiri” look, visualise: Cargo pants, chunky shoes (heels or sneakers- your pick), tank top with multiple bracelets and maybe a cropped denim jacket thrown over!

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So my fellow odd-cats, what’s the cocktail + fashion spiel from you? Write in if you have some more looks you want to share, or even some pictures. Would love to know!

Until next time (i.e. my show)
Be there to say hi!
14th Sept’19, Saturday
Ravissant,
50-51, Commercial Complex,
New Friends Colony,
New Delhi-110025

Xoxo

Disclaimer: This post is honest (like all my posts) and if you don’t agree, find it rude or judgemental in anyway, that’s fine. That’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it as am I. 


We have all heard of TMI but I am now officially using this abbreviation called TMB – Too Much Boob! I’m not a conservative person and am rather progressive in my thinking. In fact, I really do believe you should wear whatever the heck you want to. Having said that, I’m struggling to appreciate the style sense of many stylists/ fashionistas/ bloggers/ (whatever the new profession in the online fashion space is!). And, I mean no offence. Truly. In fact, I’m all about uplifting and empowering, etc… but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion or sense of humor right?

So here’s my “Weekly Laugh” where I’m laughing my guts out with my girls lookin’ at ‘em boobs.

Every time I go out, I see so many people who look like cookie cutter images of each other. So what makes them look alike you wonder? Oh no, they are not zombies from some sci-fi show. They are just some bodies in some kind of a “boob- show”. There, I said it. It’s harsh but the truth always is. Btw, I have done a private survey to see if other people agree- and they do. So who are these bodies (umm.. ya that’s what I’m calling it finally. Coz if I use the “W” word, there’s a storm coming my way that will thrash in the name of “feminism.”

These bodies are all wearing bralettes (or just bras), crop tops (that are no more than bras) paired with high-waisted jeans, skirts ,shorts, etc (The shorter the better). What’s next? They all have the same hair colour- literally the same brown/golden/ burgundy-ish highlights. And then the same red lips. And to top it off, they all wear very similar looking shoes- cheap stilettos that scream, ‘Look at me, I’m right here!’ But really- none of it is wrong in any way… I just wonder and I really do wonder- since when did fashion become a victim itself. You know what I mean? Where is that- I am me… I will wear my mood today… I will be classy… I will own it (and own it doesn’t always mean- having your boobs all hanging out). This might sound like a rant to you (because it is. Lol!) But do me a favor and really look through all the instagram fashion bloggers’ pages today… doesn’t matter where from. You’ll see what I’m saying.

Of course, there are some pages that I truly love and some of them are doing a fab job like @masoonminawala, @diipakhosla to name a few. But then there are ones, which I follow simply as an OH: Occupational Hazard!

By the way, one day I said to myself- I’m going to wear what they are wearing just to kind of “step in their shoes” for a moment. And…. I failed! Miserably. Maybe because, TMB is not my thing and I really was disgusted by the idea of having my boobs talk to people rather than my fabulous personality. Phew! What a waste of an exercise. Not entirely, though! I got a post out of it. And here’s what I was wearing when I wrote this 😉

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Oh yes…. Trends come and go and whether you like it or not, you do indulge yourself in some. Don’t say ohhh I’m not a trend-victim.. I’m always classic; that’s some BS, else you won’t be here reading this. Alright then, let’s start with it.

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Neon: Heck Yeah! It’s a bit polarizing for some coz it’s not always easy to sport it. But you know what… you can always include it in your style, a tiny bit and go from there.. I mean, if you love it, get some more next time, if not, move on to trend no.2 already. So here’s what I know about Neons- they are bold and hence need a subtle pairing. Bright neon tights? Wear a white shirt and knot it. Tie your hair, gloss them slightly and wear ‘em heels.

Too much? Start with a nail paint. Duh! What more? Introduce it in your shoes. Crack these looks below.

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Cycling Shorts/ Longish tailored shorts: Back with a bang! Now…. This one is not everyone’s cuppa tea but let me tell you straight- you can’t get more comfy than that. Lol! I’d say give it a shot… the other day, I just wore the cycling shorts with a long easy-breezy tunic and some bright flats. Looked fab, FYI! Another way is glam is to glam it up! Pair it with a light summer-y blazer, get a nice blow-dry (or a top-knot if you like it so) and wear tiny heels like kitten heels. And splash some red on your lips, I say!

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Dainty dresses: Romancing It Right- We all have that one dainty dress that is kind of tucked away (unless, you’re like me and don’t so dainty, ouch!). I reckon, you pull that one out and give it some twist. Quite literally so! Think- dainty dress, beach waves, a nice crochet bag, and cute flats (or if your city allows, some nice boots). Good ol’ country vibes.

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All White: Done Right!– This one is for everyone. How can you not? It’s chic, classy, crisp and very very sexy! How I’d wear it? Wear all white (and I mean all white) with glossy red lips and sick heels. Now, we are talking…! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S (just said it the American way.. anyone been watching some American reality tv?) Hahaha.

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Vinyl Heels: Get ‘em already!– I am currently living in my vinyl heels. My only problem is- some (ahem… clearing throat) fashionistas (make believe) online have kind of killed it for me.. but I hope you haven’t encountered them yet. So ya… what was I saying again? Ya… get yourself a pair of vinyl heels coz you can work them with anything… literally anything. It’s like barefoot without being barefoot and being a few inches taller. No one would mind that, right?

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Okay then… this was my round-up on trends that I hope you’ll try. Give it a go and tell me how it went.

Xx

 


Who is a Yummy-Mummy?

Any mummy or mummy-to-be ! That’s the original definition. I mean it’s hard enough to “be preggers” and then “pop”  (oh please! It doesn’t matter if the baby came out through a natural birth or c-sec. Stop reading if you judge) Then comes “nursing the little life” (or not- it’s really a woman’s own choice and there is NO right or wrong), the zillion hormonal changes while dealing with “weight or no weight” (not just yourself but also your baby). Get this straight- It’s HARD to be a mum and hence every single one is a yum-one! 

To be honest, most people have contrived notions about what yummy mummies really are. According to some (uninformed) articles, imagery and general opinions, the ‘yummy mummy’ look is ‘oh so fabulous’-  unachievable or only achievable by a certain section of moms who have the privilege to work their way into a workout right out of the labour room! (Or in Kate Middleton’s case, a blow dry and stilettos).  I have often had these arguments with people who label only particular sort of mums as yum mums. And what is the criteria you ask? Well let me shock you. Apparently a yummy mummy HAS to be :

  1. Glammed up 24×7 (yes, while running errands and feeding her children too).
  2. Travels at least 4 times a year (to Europe, of course).
  3. Social Butterfly 
  4. Has a career
  5. House-Proud to the T
  6. Best Instagram Handles (hot selfies with her perfect looking child all the time)
  7. Works out at least 5 days a week 
  8. Expensive-looking wardrobe 
  9. She never gained weight (not when she was preggers, nor when she delivered, nor later, NEVER!)

Phew! (I have cut this short, FYI).

Now that I’m done with my rant, let’s move on to various kinds of Yummy-Mummies. They or rather, WE, come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of backgrounds. My current fav tv binge, ‘Big Little Lies’ inspired me to broadly categorise all yummy mummies into a few different types and sorts. No, before you jump down my throat, I am NOT someone who labels people and puts them into boxes, relax. If you haven’t watched BLL yet- PLEASE DO. I love these characters for their own peculiarities and I’m sure you’ll find yourself relating to at least one. Minus the murder, deciet and general betrayal ofcourse!

YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 1: BAD-ASS BONANZA: Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie

My personal favourite, this hot mama is a total bad-ass. She doesn’t follow the rules and the only person she ever listens to is well..herself. That’s the kind of self-belief she has and she ain’t takin’ or givin’ a s*** about anything or anyone but herself and her child. She loves the life she lives because she gets to live it on her terms. No questions asked, no answers given. Well, she is blessed ‘cos no matter what present shape (in terms of her size) she is in, she likes it and that’s all that matters. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 2: BOSSY & BOLD: Laura Dern as Renata Klein

This one is a tough cookie. She is this multi-talented, multi-faceted, mutlti-whatever the F you want to call it. She does it all – working a 9 to 5 job, spending time with her kid, managing her house and husband, partying with her friends,Netflix, downtime, hitting the gym, yada yada. Now with only 24 hours in a day and such a huge to-do list  she is BOLD and sometimes unsure if she is getting it all right. Listen up lady, you’re doing a fine job and you look super hot doing it, super-woman!

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 3: THE COOL CAT: Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright

This one’s a total chiller solely because of her personality- like a duck,  paddling hard underneath but cool, calm and collected on the surface (I’m definitely not this). She loves her work and she loves socialising (her work thrives on networking). She hits the gym not because she has to but because she enjoys it. She is everything we see in movies and her life is probably closest to the movie life because there is always some drama that is running in the background. However “the cool cat” doesn’t let it take over. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 4: ZEN & ZEALOUS: Zoe Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson

I find it hard to believe that one can be zen and zealous at the same time. But I have seen some… and more! She likes her own company the most yet manages to work the crowd, no matter where she is. Yoga and wearing a toga, channeling happy hippy vibes while running her mom & pop kind of store, eating green, clean and lean. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 5: SNOOZE FEST: Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapmman

No, not judging but there are some mums out there who I admittedly do find a bit of a snooze fest. Not because of anything major but simply because they like to dwell. Dwell in problems, dwell in their kids, dwell in other people’s business. Just, dwell! So much more to explore outside guys. Get out there and conquer!


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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 6: THE DEVIL WEARS FACADA (READ:FACADE): Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright

She kills with her looks as well as her hooks! Gives out those underhanded jabs while sweet-talking the crap out of you. Disguised as anything, I reckon- you run as soon as you spot one! Oh and if you are one, do something constructive… whatever it maybe!

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So to sum up, every mummy is yummy! However, it’s not good enough if it’s just yummy to look at.. Be a mum, be a friend, be anything- but a good one! Which one do you relate most with? Do write in and let me know.

Until next time!

Hugs Xx



Hola! Lets talk make up! If you don’t like make-up, you are not alone. I can totally relate. Unfortunately I have recently been bitten by the ‘occupational hazard’ bug and I don’t really have a choice in the matter anymore!

Having said that, I do have a couple of favorites that stay put on my beauty list… They are so great that that despite my being in the company of some fabulous make-up artists, those products have held on to their spots. Okay…. Enough talking, let’s start painting. Yes… make up is an art (or so I have learnt J )

First and foremost, if you’re blessed with great skin, “less is more” applies to you (pretty much like me… pardon my narcissism, that I believe is also an occupational hazard in this case). 

And in case you have tricky skin (how I like to call it because there are soooo many kinds TBH), take it one step at a time?

Rule No. 1: No matter how great make-up is, not looking after your skin is no excuse. So make sure you’re PERPETUALLY hydrated!

After dabbling into all kinds of make-up (only very recently), I have found the perfect list! Warning: It does NOT work on fussy people!

1. Prime, Prime, Primer! : It is absolutely essential for having good skin since it preps and protects it from all kinds of things. I have tried quite a few and finally found MY FAVORITE. (And no, it’s not MAC. Lol!) This one is a bit hard to get a hold of, but once you do, there’s no looking back and you’ll travel anywhere for it (or make someone do it) . Round of applause people(oh yeah, it’s that good): Bare Minerals! Comes in different skin tones, works like magic. It is literally THE ONLY PRODUCT I use on my face. No foundation, no concealer, nothing! Works like a charm and is my make-up BFF.

 

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2. Blushin like you’re Crushin’- I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use blush. We have been hearing about them rosy cheeks forever. The blush on  I have a crush on? Charlotte Tilbury “Love is the drug” blush.  By the way, I just broke mine but I love it so much, I’m still using it. Btw..accepting gifts all year round.. just sayin’ lol!

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3. Contour: Now listen very very carefully, if you’re blessed with a great jawline (which I’m not, hardly a flaw I know 😉 ), you don’t have to worry about this one. But, I am not a make-up artist and all those palettes ,colour combinations,  blah blah..is too hectic for me. So what do I use? Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Band. It is so frikkin’ easy to use and really does lead to a great jawline and fantastic photos!

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4. Mascara Muse!! Big lashes are better than big boobs.. in my not-so-humble opinion. And I had never liked any mascara enough… sometimes it’s the brush, sometimes it’s the liquid, sometimes it’s just very blah and doesn’t give the desired effect. And, I’m not crazy enough (yet) to get false lashes done. However, I found what I love!! Tarte Light Camera Lashes. Even the name is so perfect!

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5. Make-Up Remover: I have often felt, that one would go the extra mile to look the gorgeous bombshell one knows she can be. However, when it comes to removing that extra mile, we are always too tired or too drunk to follow the ideal make-up removal routine. But guess what, I found my perfect remover for nights I’m exhausted beyond my limits and drunk beyond them too! (We’ve all been there.) So what works like magic are two things: 1- Clinique “take the day-off” wipes that literally take the day off. Such a genius product because you can keep it in your car and when you’re on your way home, you can wipe it all away . (Follow up with a quick splash of water at home and some night moisturizer). Magical product no. 2 is -Clinique “take the day-off” balm. It is insanely effective coz it can take off every tiny bit of make-up on your face in no time.

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That’s it. There’s not more to love (in make-up) from my end because like I said- I’m not a beauty junkie. Oh and I didn’t dive into the lipsticks bit because we are all (I believe) already sorted on that front. However, some fav lipstick brands would be: Mac (of course, Ruby Woo), Dior & Charlotte Tilbury.

Small confession: Charlotte Tilburry’s products are simply fab, just like her!

Bye! My kids are pulling my hair out. Literally so! Write in and let me know what your top 5 beauty must have’s are 🙂

I’m so excited writing about this, that I think I need to get on a plane, PRONTO! So welcome aboard- this is part 2 of your Summer Trends read that is all about “Airport Style”.
I bet you’re almost travel ready and while you think of mimosas, sand and waters… please remember the journey is something to bear in mind too. Yes, that freezing plane and swollen feet. And while you must be comfy AF, don’t be sloppy! So, I thought I’ll break down the so-called “Airport Looks” depending on your mood or personality or whatever. Basically, it’s called “travel in style”. Okay then…. get your read on!

BOSS BABE: Yes, there is such a thing as Boss Babe. Basically, you’re a control freak and you relate to “woke up like this” kind of vibe. Essentially, you like to command: and that’s your style statement. And if you’re absolutely and truly “boss babe”, you are never looking out of place. Not.One.Bit.

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AFFABLE ARTIST: Creative, Cool, Candid. If this is what describes you best- you’re artistic and affable. Hopefully 😉 Making a style statement is the easiest thing for you- because you are fun and it reflects in at least one element you have on. Non, mademoiselle?

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THE CHILLER: And there is one- who is too cool to be schooled (in terms of styling). If you are every bit “the chiller”, you don’t overthink your outfits. You pull out what you are most comfortable in and work the heck out of it. It’s not just the clothes that speak your “chiller vibe”, it’s your attitude.

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SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: As much as you love fashion, you are experimental to suit your social needs. From one look to another, from classy to sassy, you are every bit “butterfly”- pretty and poised. 

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Alright then… that’s a wrap. I could actually do tonnes of airport looks but you know what- to each his own. So choose your style and work it like no other! Safe Travels 🙂


Cannes has just wrapped up and I have indulged (yet again) in a virtual fashion feast. While there were some obvious hits, there were some that were hits that I believe you missed. Why? Because people are biased. And, I’m not. Mostly not. Okay sometimes… zip it ODD-CAT!

Before we dive into some of my fav looks from Cannes, let me tell you, there were some fiery reds and RED is what you must include in your wardrobe staple list. Maybe, I should do wardrobe staples soon. Ok, later on that. Now scroll below from Cannes Cans!

1.Bella Hadid
G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! I can’t emphasize enough on how Ah-Mazing she looked in this red Roberto Cavalli that was amplified with the simplicity of the hair, make-up & accessories. Simple, Strong, Sexy!

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2.Aja Naomi King

There’s something about dusky skin and pastel colors that oozes oomph like no other. Naomi in this Zac Posen was an absolute delight. Sleek bun, classy jewels and showing décolletage without showing too much. Know what I mean? Love this look.

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3.Deepika Padukone

This Indian beauty has quite a few “stop and stare” looks but wowed me the most was her look in Dundas. Ivory gown with a BIG BLACK BOW, sleek ponytail, shimmer jewels and bold eyes! Less is more they say but when More is More (done right), it is nothing but TOP-NOTCH and goes down in history kind of a look. Yup. You heard that right.

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4.Sara Sampaio

Doing mirror and shimmer, jumpsuit and train…. Hello Glam Girl! You have nailed it in Rami Kadi. This is something I will wear in a heartbeat.

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5.H.E.R

H.E.R look is not about what clothes she is wearing. It’s more about the attitude she is wearing. And if you know fashion well, you’ll most certainly know that 99% of the times (actually 100%) is about how you’re working a look, than just wearing a look. Having said that, not taking away credit for working the heck out of Giambattista Valli x H&M gown. Round sunglasses, accessorized center-parting and “go bold or go home” curly locks were totally drool-worthy.

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6.Elle Fanning

If you’re bringing vintage to red-carpet, it better be impactful. And that’s exactly what Elle Fanning brought to Cannes. Her macramé hat was a “genius” addition to the Agent Provocateur shirt and Dior tulle skirt. The blonde wavy bob, red lips. Kiss! Kiss!

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7.Zhang Ziyi

Coco Chanel’s famous quote: “A girl should be two things- classy & fabulous” is what Zhang Ziyi is channeling in this Givenchy Haute Couture. Every bit delicate, she has epitomized “classic” & “beauty” here.

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8.Winnie Harlow

Bringing beach to red-carpet with elegance. This Richard Quinn column dress with tulle train is not for your average taste. Again, attitude is key here and that’s what we get aplenty with Winnie. You go girl!

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So this was my “short & sweet” round up of Cannes 2019. TBH, I did have a few more favs but they were Cannes Cannes per say. I love them and will perhaps include them in another fashion post. Okay bye! This has been hard to write with kids monkeying around in the background.

Au Revoir! À bientôt!

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I got it from my mama, and you did too.

A day that celebrates motherhood… ideally that should be every day but come on, if mums weren’t our punching bags, our cuddly hugs or our master chefs- we really won’t give them some extra love on a particularly special day! (My mum is still my sponge. She absorbs all my good, bad and ugly.. I mean there is Mr. Husband too but we don’t have “spouse day”. Thank God!)

And, fathers are fathers but mothers are always EXTRA! If you are a mum and you know what it really is to be a mum -like, in my case. I’m perpetually harping about being one because I now know what it is to take s*** and still be selfless. There, I said it (honest, I Know. Lol)

Moving on… Since we are talking about celebrating Mother’s Day and  our oh-so special mums, I wanted to tell y’all about yummy mummies.

First of all, it has nothing to do with food. Secondly, yummy mummy is not about being skinny or about perfect all the time! Okay? Are we clear? Good. (Don’t let reality TV fool you).

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So then, who is a yummy mummy? Literally, every mummy! It takes a lot (and I mean ALOT) to be a mom. Going through that 9-month period of weight gain, hormonal changes, mood swings and my god- sleepless nights. Not finding a comfy position to sleep in, constant bathroom trips- hello TB! (tiny bladder all of a sudden), sudden panic attacks to name a few.. urgh.

And just when you have popped (after an insane amount of pain and discomfort- hello labour), you realize pregnancy was easier. Breast feeding, constantly crying baby, pain in the stitches… 
Do I really need to go on? Isn’t this reason enough for every mummy to be a yummy one?

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Now that we have established that , there’s one disconnect. Dressing well! Kudos to you, if you have managed to drop the post baby weight and if you haven’t, don’t let it get the better of you. Seriously, it isn’t the end of the world. Rather embrace yourself. I wont lie, it took me a while to get there myself.. and I promise you, Kareena Kapoor Khan did too!

So here it goes :

  • Wear your size- There’s no point squeezing into something two sizes smaller and looking like you’re stuck in a wrong plastic bag.
  • It doesn’t have to be a tent– Yes, I know “oversized fashion” is cool (I do it a lot) but not every body type can work it. And also, oversized fashion is one thing and wrong size is another.

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  • Groom, groom, groom! – Find that time to take care of yourself. We all have days when our hair isn’t perfect, our nail paint might be chipped or our eyebrows overgrown. But, I’m talking about hygiene. Look clean! And hey, there’s make-up to make you glow. Mums don’t always have the time for facials and face-masks 😉 
  • Eat right and work out – First of all, a disclaimer here. This one has little to do with losing weight and becoming a Victorias Secret model overnight and more to do with endorphins and the feel good factor. Lets face it, kids are stressy. Which leads to stress eating (basically everything). DON’T. Remember to get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients in your body for the extra energy you now require. Also make sure to take a few hours out every week to hit the gym (or the mat, or really, whatever form of exercise you enjoy). It is SO important to get that ‘me time.’ It shows on your skin, hair and in general, all round demeanor.

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  • A glass of wine– This one is pretty self explanatory. Please, you’re human. Cut yourself some slack. I am not talking tequila shots at 4 am, but seriously. Go for it.
  • Love yourself– this is probably the most important one. Lets face it, there is cellulite. You have stretch marks. There are a few scars here and there. Love them and yourself. Your body will probably never be like it was at 21 again (I am talking about the inside too) but hey! You’re a tigress. You’ve earned those stripes. Be proud. Of course, there are always medical treatments available and if it really is that important to you, look into that too. Do what you love! 

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Okay so I am signing off here now. Do write in, tell me what you think and share some tips.

From one yummy mummy, to another!

xoxo

The only thing that keeps me happy in summer is Ice Cream & Retail Therapy (online preferably). A lot of people look forward to summer not because they love the sun (in India, not many people do) but they love summer vacays. So, I have decided to break this post into three parts- this is part 1 (duh!) where I talk about the trends that are worth your while and part 2 (coming soon) where I show you the much talked about “airport looks” and part 3 (coming later) how to travel light & right.

We don’t take heavy luggage; we bring it back- if you know what I mean.

Anyway, stop yapping and start scrolling!

#Trend Alert 1: Dress Over Pants

We all love ourselves some short summer dresses but what takes it a notch higher is- dressing over pants. It is so chic and cuts you some slack on “keep your legs together while you sit”. Let’s face it, dresses are feminine and sitting cross legs all day is not always possible. Lol! Rock ‘em over pants and when you’re going from day to night- you can lose ‘em pants. Erm… your call totally!

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#Trend Alert 2: The Power of Pink

You really must be living under some rock, if you haven’t seen “pink” everywhere this season. Runway to reality is now easy peasy (lemon squeezy- ya whatever) because all you gotta do is- work some PINK! Honestly, I have never really loved pink as much but the more I see it (or wear it), the more it grows on me. It suits every single skin tone and every single body type. So get yourself a pair of pink pants or a pink top or pink chunky earrings or all of it. Barbie-ing all the way- heck yeah!

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#Trend Alert 3: Boiler Suit

There’s something about jumpsuits (and now boiler suits) that is oh-so sexy without showing too much skin. Well, you may… if you’re pulling some “buttchella” from Coachella but I reckon, you put on simple yet solid Boiler Suit and give everyone #newwardrobe goals!

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#Trend Alert 4: Slip Dresses

I have been hearing about slip dresses for last couple of years and TBH, the trend never hit home with me- until now. Reason? Now it looks more than a negligee and the variety is yummy! There are so many options available in slip dresses and while you work it sexy, you can work it comfy- by pairing it with sneakers. More inspiration? Create some, I say!

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#Trend Alert 5: Animal Print

This one is evergreen to someone like me but if you’re not on board yet, you still have time. It is the literally the easiest way to look “high fashion” without spending a bomb. Just one thing- don’t overdo it if you can’t pull it off. Keep it simple (I rarely say that) by starting with one element- be it a top or the skirt or the pants or maybe on your bag. Take.it.slow.

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#Trend Alert 6: Utility Pants

Cool Cat’s go to outfit! Utility pants & a nice tee (or top)! Now, you pair it with chunky sneakers or kitten heels- that depends on your mood. I love wearing Utility Pants with kitten heels because there’s something really attractive about pairing sporty with sexy.

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#Trends Alert 7: Chunky Sneakers/ Dad Sneakers

You can love them or you can hate them but you definitely CAN’T ignore them. The first time when they hit “street fashion”, I was a bit on the fence because it looked great on some people and looked rather foolish on some people. But, the more I see it, the more I like it. And for me it’s like heels on steroids! Come on! You got heels, comfort, style and statement- all rolled into one. Gotta love this one. Non, madame?

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#Trend Alert 8: Barely there sandals

Literally what it reads. Barely there. Again- you can’t go wrong with bare feet not being bare. Bare feet like we know are sensual and when they look bare without being bare- it’s that right foot-tease for the perfect look. What’s more? It goes with almost anything you wear because hello! it’s bare 😉
PS: You’ll see this as one of the Airport Looks! Yup. I’m catching a plane next time in my barely there’s.

#Trend Alert 9: Headbands

Bad hair days or not- fashion always to the rescue. Tie-up your hair when a bad hair day strikes is kind of passé! Now, you just wear headbands & look glam! So, it’s not just your immediate cure for bad hair day- basically now it’s every day hair thing. I mean- why colour those tresses when you can just wear colored bands with knots and puffs! Ok fine, go colour them if that’s your thing but do wear a headband, sometime! Okay? 🙂

Come back for more! Does 1st May work for you? Holla back.

Carrie Bradshaw (Sex & The City) once said “shopping is my cardio” and that became almost every girl’s motto in real life.

Yes, shopping on reel turned shopping in real. And here I am, bringing you April’s fav cardio. There are bunch of exhibitions and I reckon you plan your calendar better and also your budget.
It has happened to me so many times that I go overboard shopping at one particular exhibition and then kind of feel guilty about going to the next one.
Such shopping excursions made me realize that I need to mark my calendar and prioritize my shopping lists. Yes, I’m a shopaholic but not a dumb one. Or let’s say, I’m trying to feel less guilty 😉

3rd April 2019: Pop-Up by Jalsa (curated by Timsy Anand) at Hyatt Regency, Delhi (11am onwards)
Their line-up looks very boho with young, new designers on board. More of light, Indian-wear kind of stuff, traditional jewels and a hint of western here & there.

10th Apr 2019: Runway Rising (curated by Ramola Bachhan) at The Ashoka Hotel, Delhi (11am onwards)
If you’re attending any summer weddings, you can go to this one and be in an Indian-Wear Arcade- clothing, jewelry and other accessories.

10th Apr 2019: LMNOP at Hyatt Regency, Delhi (10am to 8pm)
This one’s a children’s paradise. Cutest kids’ clothing, furniture, shoes, accessories, utensils etc. You name it, they got it. Not the one to miss if you’re always decorating your kids or kids’ room or kids’ kitchen.

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13th Apr-14th Apr 2019: Lawn Suits Exhibition, IBAAS, K-22 Lajpat Nagar, Delhi (11am to 8pm)
TBH, I have never been to one of these exhibitions but if you are the kinds who like suits (salwar kameez in various styles) in summer, you should hop by!

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16th Apr 2019: The Stock Market (curated by Shubhra Jain) at Hyatt Regency, Delhi (11am to 8pm)
If you like your designers especially when they come at incredible discounts, this one should be your must-visit. And FYI, their designer line-up is pretty fab, ranging from big names to not so big ones and ranging from Western Wear to Indian Wear to Fusion Wear. I reckon this one is better than most. Maybe because, I had found great buys for my bae last year!

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24th Apr 2019: Yellow Blossom, The Ashoka Hotel, Delhi (11am to 7pm)
Usually not held on a very large scale, this one is well curated. Offering good variety in clothing and accessories and stationery, it is worth a visit.

Phew! It’s quite a list just for April. My 2 cents: choose your exhibitions wisely 🙂

Happy Shopping, ladies!

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