Aug 15, 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How would you like to read a book narrated by death? Although it does not feel any different but I get the idea that the narrator is not hiding anything, throws light on all characters impartially. The Book Thief is story of a little girl who starts her stealing from her brother's grave. Equally amusing is the book she steals. What will stay with you is the innocence and compassion of Liesel Meminger (the book thief, strong girl, perpetually curious about words), she is no ordinary thief you see.

Some excerpts from the book:

Chapter- The Other Side of Sandpaper
'Papa!' she whispered. 'I have no eyes!'
He patted the girl's hair. She'd fallen into his trap. 'With a smile like that', Hans Hubermann said, 'you don't need eyes'. Hehugged her, and then looked again at the picture, with face of warm silver.

Chapter - The Joy Of Cigarettes
'Look at the colours', Papa said. It's hard not to like a man who not only notices the colours, but speaks them.
Liesel still held the book. She gripped it tighter as the snow turned orange. On one of the rooftops, she could see a small boy, sitting, looking at the sky. 'His name was Werner', she said.

Aug 1, 2014

Spring Summer 2015 trend: Typography - inspired and Quirky Prints

Get ready to watch men in crayon colors next summer as designers have already set the palette in London Fashion Week. Keeping the monochrome trend working, we saw tailored suits with slim pants (but with a bit of room). However, the breath of fresh air are the prints - inspired by old books, typography and quirk. Believe it or not, I am still talking about menswear.

The Colors

Burberry Prorsum

L-R: Gucci, Calvin Klein Collection, Hackett London

The Prints

L-R: DSquared2, DSquared2, Burberry Prorsum

Moschino

L-R: DSquared2, DSquared2, Alexander McQueen

The Trendsetter: Burberry Prorsum
Bookish, Vintage, Leather bound Sketchbooks, Artist's Satchels







Jun 13, 2014

Boyfriend - Honey, did you steal my jeans?

Summers may not be the perfect time to rock your skinny fits; should that leave the jean lovers sulking? No, we have the laidback friend, the boyfriend jeans. Beat that, you scorching sun! 


Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba

Reese Witherspoon
Celebrities wear it literally borrowing from their boyfriends. The whole point of this jeans is to be slouchy at hips and crotch, cuffed above ankles. I feel that boyfriend jeans should not be styled at all, they demand to be relaxed and hanging around with you on the streets. 

(L-R: Old Navy, Gap, 7 For All Mankind)

(1. Keds 2. Aeropostale backpack 3. Paez espadrille 4. Asos boat shoes)
Although every brand has tried to trend this product but the best finds could be at the cool and casual retailers (Gap, Levi's, American Eagle) or go the high street denim brands.

image courtesy: huffingtonpost.com, hatchcollection.com, justjared.com, denimblog.com

May 29, 2014

Burberry Launching Skincare

Fashion house Burberry has plans to launch luxury skincare line by 2015. Moving into skincare is also an exercise in customer relations; skincare "drives loyalty over time," says John Smith, Burberry chief operating officer. Burberry hopes to become one of the top 10 players in the luxury skincare field. Although not much raved about on blogs, Burberry makeup is top quality as other luxury brands and has released beautiful seasonal collections since its launch.

My Burberry wishlist:


LIP MIST BLUEBERRY

LIP MIST CAMELLIA PINK

LIP MIST PINK HEATHER

LIP COVER UNION RED

LIP GLOW MALLOW PINK

LIP GLOW PINK SWEET PEA

NAIL POLISH SAGE GREEN

May 21, 2014

Cannes 2014: Trending the Slit

What is soaring this year other than summer heat?

(L-R: Blake Lively, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jessica Chaistain)
 The slit at Cannes Festival. Causing quite a stir on the red carpet, thigh high slits are challenging but freedom expression in street style. Still thinking why Angelina Jolie’s leg caused such an upheaval at Oscars.

Maxi dresses with slit by Namshi

(L-R: BCBG Max Azria, Forever 21)