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Nothing like new additions to your jewellery collection. What makes it even more special is your friends gifting them to you and they know what you’d like!! Totally in love right now.

The ring and leather wrap-around bracelet is from Juicy Couture. Now this brand is quite controversial where some people call it “chavy” (non-english people please google the word :P) BUT!! In JC’s defence I would say I for one love most of their jewellery, may be not all of it but all the ones I’ve bought myself and I have been gifted I just LOVE them. Plus the pieces I’ve got don’t have any OTT branding on them so they’re great pieces and ones to keep! Yeah if you’re going to wear a JC tracksuit and UGG boots then I’m sorry but that would be classed as “chavy”. But you have to make sure you wear the brand the right way. FYI! you can never wear Paul’s Boutique the “right” way. That brand is “chavtastic” as it’s best! I think I’ve over done the word “chavy” in this post.

My bestie knows what works for me! 😉

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If you’ve got cash to splash then you have designer options like Hermés, Chloe, Celine and Cartier etc. I have spotted the Hermés cuff bracelets quite a lot and it is on my wish list!

Check out a few I’ve spotted.

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What arm candy have you been sporting lately? Do share! Till the next one xxxx

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I always feel the visual merchandisers and the people who do the displays of all these clothing retailers are the silent soldiers and people who deserve true accolade for their hard work. I have found myself going into the store just because the window display was done so well that I wanted to go into the store and check out what they had to offer.

But those visual merchandisers who go a step forward and capture the theme of the whole nation take the gold medal hands down and are the unsung heroes. Speaking of gold medals, yes the theme is Olympics. I loved how some of the retailers truly captured the essence of what was and still is one of the most amazing and epic events to take London by storm. The Olympics 2012.

Two retailers who stood out the most with their eye catching window displays were Forever 21 and H&M. Kudos to the visual teams of both these stores who made a genuine effort translating the excitement into what were “athletically” creative displays! Loved the way Forever 21’s displays lit up during the day and moved around in a circle. Brilliant!!

I just think about how much work would have gone into suspending those male mannequins in the H&M displays and what an eye catching display it is-completely in line with the excitement and spirit of the Olympics. With Paralympics around the corner, here’s hoping more retailers will pay heed and jazz up their displays as well. Come on!! show some excitement!!

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Hello my fashionable readers! Yes I know I go M.I.A for a while and then re-appear. I need to keep my act more consistent. But hey that does not stop me from shopping 😛 So I bought this sequin top from TopShop in a sale and matched them with these mint coloured trousers I bought from Zara and these studded boots. Studs seem to be the “IT” part of the outfit at the moment. It is all about the studs- on the jackets, shoes, gloves, shoulder pads; you name it. So here I am being oh-so-casual at a friend’s.

Top: TopShop (sale)

Trousers: Zara (sale)

Shoes: Zara (£69.95)

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Guess what I came across while shopping at Westfield Stratford. Triumph was showcasing it’s latest collection of lingerie, hosted by the feisty Brix Smith (I know her mainly from battling out her designer dresses against Gok in Gok’s Fashion Fix) There were four models modelling Triumph’s designs with Brix going around and explaining the history behind each piece. I saw more men than women gawking at the beautiful ladies! haha. Till the next one! xx

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Why hello there! I know it’s been quite a while since I posted something “meaty”. And by that I mean a post with lots and lots of fabulous clothes! A little late but keeping my promise to you that I would share my wedding outfits in detail- here I am! I did post a sneak preview (click here to view) of what I wore to my brother’s wedding but I thought I would post it in more detail here so you can get some inspiration and just enjoy the colours.

Weddings are never out of season. They happen come rain, snow or sun shine and there will always be a need for more wedding/party clothes. So I thought I would share some of the moments from the much anticipated event and get to show off my outfits too! 😉 It was a week long and 3-day official grand affair with lots of music, dancing, food, colour and not to mention loads and loads of colourful and glamourous outfits! I think I should let the photos do the talking. If you want to enquire more about the outfits, please do. I will be putting some up for sale too so watch this space! 😉 In the mean time, happy viewing. xx

Asian weddings are known for their colour, flamboyance and a VERY generous dose of glamour! So my brother’s wedding was nothing less. The outfits were a culmination of months and months of planning- and it all paid off in the end. As I am still away, again I apologise for not posting regularly. However, I thought this collage of three wedding outfits should compensate for that 😛

The first outfit that I wore for the Henna/Mehndi function was a “Gharara”-all hand embroidered and tailor made. What I love about Pakistan is the fact that we all rely heavily on our tailors. The concept of ready made/pret-a-porter range is now catching up but I still prefer to design my own outfit and get my tailor to stitch it. So it’s not only cheaper but you get to stand apart with your individual style.

The second one on the Wedding day (with the colourful jacket and underdress) was by this amazing designer called Ali Xeeshan. The moment I lay my eyes on this outfit, I was sold! And then began a hunt to find this designer who I last saw at the Pakistan Sunsilk Fashion Week in March 2011. My friend, Maddy (love you!) finally tracked him down and with her help I was able to order the outfit. Although truth be told, I did come along some hick ups, the original dress was not to my liking so I had to refine it- but the end result was worth it and everyone was talking about my outfit and so I’ve forgiven the guy for messing it up a bit!! 😉

The third one (a black gown) on the “Walima” or the function after the wedding day was an emergency outfit that I wore because my original outfit- a sari, was not delivered on time. So relying on house bound aunty “darzis” (or tailors) has its downsides as well!! My advice: ALWAYS keep a back up outfit!! ALWAYS!!

This post is just a sneak preview of what I wore on the three days. I will post more detailed ones once I am back in London town. Till then enjoy these and you can always enquire more about the outfits! 😀 xxx

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With SS 2012 just around the corner (well considering British weather, may be not!) it was great to see one of my favourite designer brand, Mulberry, launch their new Bayswater collection which is why I chose it as my inaugural post in “Weekly Spotlight”. I love colour and it’s great to see Mulberry come out with a colour pop range!! Their prices start from £795 and go up as much as £3500. (Yikes!)

Mulberry has come back with a bang with the luxury market previously being dominated by brands like Gucci, LV and Prada. Like Burberry it has really created a niche for itself and stuck to its English roots. Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry, chose the best words to describe his brand as “a romantic but robust lifestyle.”

So if you’ve been waiting to treat yourself for a while then have a look at their bags. Their sales stuff isn’t bad either. I’m sure you’ll find something to fit your budget! 🙂

And stay tuned for a dose of Weekly Spotlight every week! 😉

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