Korean Skincare & Regimen

In the last 2 years alone, I’ve had more #makeupfreesince93 days than I have all my life. Naturally the number of fucks I have to give have gone down significantly with age, but so have the blemishes, spots, and imperfections on my face. Also I stopped being that dumbass who uses drugstore body moisturizers with sulfates and parabens on my face (touché.)

Here goes everything I know, in the order in which I indulge them: 

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Editorial | IRANI CHAI

You go really far away only to come back home…come back home all changed. Life in the last 10 years has been blissfully nomadic - Kodaikanal for boarding school, then Canada, Singapore, California, and now I’m back to the city I was once happy to be rid of forever. I was one of those NRIs…

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Editorial | WOODLAND

The woods are mystical and miraculous; never during a shoot have I felt so much solitude. I didn’t feel the need to do much, I could just...be.

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How Weird SFO x Makeshift Sari

I took some of my favorite 70's trends and put an Indian spin on my outfit. I draped this sumptuous, thread-embroidered dupatta as a sari. Fun fact: I found it in a menswear store during my groom's wedding shopping! 

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Dior and I Defines Authenticity

Frederic Tcheng’s solo directorial debut, Dior and I, is a (sort of) sequel to Christian Dior’s eponymous memoir (“Christian Dior and I”, 1956). It isn’t a persuasive exposé; it is pure and simple. It breaks stereotypes about the supposed drama in the fashion business, and instead, focuses on providing useful inside knowledge and privileged access to the Dior fashion house.

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Back to the Future: High Style Exhibit Review

High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Curated by Jan Glier Reeder; organized by the Met, on display at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

It seemed as though the phrase “what goes around, comes around” was translated into a motif for this particular exhibition of historic...

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Marry Your Cultures With These Hacks

Over the last 3 years, I have found myself worrying lesser about what people think about my unabashedly in-your-face fashion picks. I was certain that my style wasn't relatable at all...until I e-met you all via Instagram and my blog. By now, you too know that the...

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Niche Market

So I had this Anarkali kurta that was two sizes up, but the shade of pink was so refreshing, I racked my brains to find a way to style it. With the help of some paper clips and clamps, I got the Kurta to stay on me, and tightened the whole look together with a gold floor-length...

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Mixing Metals & Metallics

Styling (particularly jewelry styling,) is very personal, intuitive, and event-based. I know that 5 years ago, I never considered mixing metals like gold, silver, and bronze. I thought I was committing a fashion faux pas. But the more I broke such random fashion "rules", the...

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STRAIGHT FORWARD

I'm an old school girl. I eagerly await September Issues, and I still rely on fashion glossies to sample perfumes. Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Cathy Horyn, and Sarah Mower (among MANY others) are the czarinas of my fashion world. I love editorials bitterly, I live to read...

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5 Things To Consider Before Buying Jewelry

If you're at that point in your life where shopping for festive Indian jewelry is inevitable, you have come to the right place. Enter: The Pink Bazaar. She has an array of investment pieces that can transform any look, and here’s why I thought the Dipti Choker set checked all of my jewelry requirement boxes: 

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