December 2011 archive

French Christmas and 5000 Hits!

"Paris"

Special Attention to the Wolly Socks and the Pom Pom Hot Water Bottle to keep me warm!

"My little Paris"

with My Tour d'eiffel hand towel, and L'occitane Shower creme

I write in utter bliss, after having a great meal in a small restaurant called La Villa Toussaint, in Angers, France.

Sitting in my Pyjamas with Mr. Steve Jobs staring at me (My holiday read is his biography, Bless his soul!), and an open fire, with the occasional sound of the flicker adding to the beat of the Charles Mingus playing in the background…You get the picture right?

A day after Christmas, and I can’t stop reading my new Christmas Gift, “My Little Paris”, a little pile of secrets of things to do in Paris, and fall in love with the ever beautiful city even more. I can surely say J’adore Paris.

Few things which are on my wish list, which my partner-in-crime-friend and founder of http://www.whatscookinggoodlookin.com, Japna Sodhi will love is : PANTY BY POST!!!

It is pretty self-explanatory, it is a Panty in a Post!You sign up in advance, and you get a surprise every month! How simple, and sheer exciting. My one stop to feel good! The idle situation is if the postman is good-looking himself! “How you doing?” ;)

Well that is from me in France, hope you guys have a great New year, I shall take my leave so that I can write myself a letter to myself in the future!

P.s: Just had my 5000th hit! What a year!(It’s a modest end!)

Bonne année mes Amis!

2011…What a roller Coaster!

 

I am in stunned how this year has passed by so quick!

A year ago I was packing boxes,numbering my suitcases,saying teary goodbyes,and going to the beach again and again in Sydney,Australia, only to move to another great place here in the United Kingdom!!

It has been full of expectations, dreams, frustrations, compromises, and most of all adaptation! But all in all a great year!

I strongly believe if you really like something, it will like you back and that has been my equations with this amazing new move!

Some of you must know I am travelling to France at the end of the year (which is 3 days away..woohooo!!) for 10 days, and unlike most of the holidays I have taken, this is really relaxed, with actually no agenda, and no places to go and visit (except for the ones which HAVE to be visited).

But what I plan to do is going to unusual places, it could be boutiques, cafes,restaurants, concept stores, gardens, buildings!

My research is on, and I have also made a board on pinterest which shows of Things I like already, and would like to do in my end of the year. It is an open board, so you can contribute as much as you want!

I hope to post a little more before Christmas (from Angers, in France), but till then you guys tuck in and enjoy the snow!

 

Gothic Gareth

Now we all have loved Gareth Pugh‘s knack for drama, whether that meant sending out models down an inflatable runway in his RTW2007 or not sending models out on a runway at all, like what he did in the Autumn Winter 2009.

But his latest collaboration with MAC cosmetics is something worth dying for (and comes with a unique selling point of being wearable ..I KNOW!).

To start with the eye shadow comes in COLOUR! Woohoo.. I really thought all the Gareth Pugh for MAC collection would be monochrome, and would have shades of white and black…but I have been very happily proved wrong.

The packaging is excellent, Glossy, square and Black. So Pugh! And has a mini Make up bag too (again Glossy,square and Black!).

Defo on my shopping list. Santa you listening??

The false lashes called Flight Lash are exactly that.  Imagine giving a butterfly kiss with that one..you might be flying already!

Well, as usual his video campaign is worth talking about here, his long time London-based fashion Film director Ruth Hogben, has delivered yet another example of translating Pugh’s thoughts into …well this!

What would McQueen Do?


Its 1st December and as most of us are pondering about how the year has flown by (for me for sure..move countries..moved cities..new jobs…new places to rent..phew!), and how the year is coming to an end, I am sure there is one woman in the world, who can wish 2011 should come again! It is Sarah Burton!

A gigantic year for her, with new found reign of the Creative director of Alexander McQueen in 2010, and the big secret of the royal wedding dress, we all have started to love Ms. Burton a wee bit more!

Cathy Horyn and Sarah Burton talk about the new gen talent, and bringing it back to the house to find inspiration. (I love when Mathematics get involved with Fashion..I feel like a super Geek…eeeek!)

Talking about the new Underwater inspiration for the Spring Summer 2012 collection, Sarah Burton always thinks of what McQueen would do!

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Video Source: Nowness.com