What a fabulous launch and collection preview by Nitin Kartikeya via Este Couture. Chatting to the designer himself was a lovely experience. The collection, beautifully named The Bridge, payed homage to the architecture of the ancients mixed with just subtle touches of Indian charm. The end result? Ellie Saab, Zuhair Murad – you’ve got company.
Thank you Este Couture for having me over. Also – what a winner of a situation when I fitted right into a sample size dress. Goals achieved.
Jumper: c/o George at Asda, Faux Leather Trousers: Lipsy, Shoes: Dolce&Gabbana, Bag: Saint Laurent, Ring: Lulu Frost, Bracelet: JeannieRichard
Images by Maheen
Before Christmas knitwear is fun. It’s geeky, festive, warm and cosy.
After Christmas knitwear gets annoying. Suddenly there’s static in your hair, it’s all itchy and inconvenient because what you really want to wear are floaty dresses and your most comfortable of tees, even with awkward rock bands printed on them. It’s okay if you never actually listened to their music.
At this point knitwear has a pivotal role to play. To me, unless you have a journey to Thailand booked, January – February is a bit of a cretin of a period. It really doesn’t inspire to keep up with those resolutions you have set out for yourself after the clocks stroke midnight. The only thing that motivates me to roll out of my bed during this dark vortex of two months is wearing something that truly flatters, and knitwear doesn’t always.
Thankfully this understated turtleneck jumper tunic does. Mixed with a pair of cigarette faux leather pants, the most comfortable Dolce&Gabbana heels ever made and the fluffiest Saint Laurent bag, the knitwear morphs into a canvas to all of these embellishments. This look is easily transferable from day to night with some extra eye-liner, not much more. Useful, now that there is some daylight creeping in. Longer days are coming.
This is my second look from my #WaysToKnitWear series. The first one is just here.
Oversized Shirt: Romwe, Jeans: H&M, Scarf: Hand Made (Thanks Mum!), Boots: Jenny Fairy, Backpack: Love Moschino, Jewellery: From My Bedouin Jewellery Collection
Images by Safeera Sarjoo
London can be a nomadic place. You live here and yet you bounce from location to location. You only can settle down when and if London allows you to. This is why a lot of people move out of this asphalt Sahara, just like the bedouin people in search of conditions less hostile.
London added so many layers to my skin, it couldn’t be thicker. I am not the only one, there’s a reason why you see people in T-shirts in subzero temperatures. Some don’t get cold anymore, others don’t get hurt. Emotions can freeze too.
But I decided to wrap up warm and continue on my nomadic journey. This Romwe shirt makes a perfect top layer, the snood knitted heartily by my mum plays the pivotal role of adding an extra dimension to the outfit. A very punk-is-not-dead-in-the-Middle-East dimension. And yet to me it displays my inner self. I am still waiting for London to accept me.
Faux Fur Shawl: Vintage, Dress: c/o SheIn, Cuff: c/o Larimar Jewellery, Boots: Skechers (via shoetique.co.uk), Jeans: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply
Images by Ahmed Fayed
You could be my flamingo
´Coz pink is the new kinda lingo”
– Aerosmith, Pink
I thought I’d start the year with a post that’s pretty pink. And when I say pink, I mean pink. Even the hair. I really recommend a dress similar to this SheIn number as it’s made of the same fabric as some snuggly onesies or blankets. It’s soft, wide and warm which makes it perfect for a lazy day in or out.
But let’s talk accessories. I’d like to give a shout out to Larimar jewellery. The brand designs its pieces using larimar, also known as Stefilia’s stone or the stone of Atlantis. This is a rare mineral that is found only in the Dominican Republic. I call it dreamer’s turquoise as it has a cloudy depth to it. You too can get your hands on some stunning silver pieces encrusted with these gems from Larimar.com.
And finally, I realised I have never spoken much about my social media channels. How addictive is Instagram, Twitter or Bloglovin’? You could spend days just clicking, typing, liking, commenting, following. I know I do.
My most recent addiction is Snapchat. Let me know your usernames as I’d love to follow you. Let’s get this show on the road. My 👻 💛 username is edita.loz.