eSHAKTI: A CUSTOM AND CLASSIC DRESS EXPERIENCE

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Meryl Streep once wisely said, “Instant gratification is not soon enough.” But today’s society too often seeks instant fixes that are too trendy. From​ celebrities for public office​ to ​contoured body parts. Sometimes it feels like the times are forcing us to li​​ve with a little less charm. Lucky for me, I was recently introduced to eShakti – an instant wardrobe solution that doesn’t sacrifice custom and classic style for trendiness. Continue reading

DO’S AND DON’TS OF WEARING PINK: A NEW YORKER’S EDIT

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Washington is a small town, and in a small town, people get creative. While in some small towns you might find a hundred different ways to bake a pie, in Washington you’ll find a hundred different ways to bake the truth. While truth as it exists today is a constructed narrative, so is your daily style. As a New Yorker in a city caught between preppy and afro-funk, every spring I look for edgier ways to wear the styles and colors everyone else is wearing. So this spring, I’m sharing my New Yorker’s edit for Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing PinkContinue reading

WHAT I WORE TO THE BALLET, SELF-CARE AND ROMANCE

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In a year of self-care, I have moved myself to see certain things as “black and white” rather than shades of grey:

  1. You can treat yourself well, materially and spiritually, without the help of others.
  2. Identify what brings you intellectual happiness and indulge in it each chance you get.
  3. Stay two steps removed from negative thoughts and savor in the positive ones.
  4. Cultivate your best qualities now to be your best self in the future. Without this crucial last step, singing along proudly to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”  when you’re fifty is strictly off limits.

While un-complicating people and situations at the root will define my 2018, Romeo and Juliette had no such luck or mental clarity. Embodying my new black and white zen in my wardrobe, I treated myself to an afternoon at the Romeo and Juliette ballet at Lincoln Center, in this Dior-esque two tone ensemble. (Hello Step #2.) Here’s what I wore to the ballet.

2018 POWER STYLE & SOCIAL ISSUES INSPIRATION

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​New year resolutions, like traditions, are expected. ​But the value of traditions comes when they build toward something new​ and thrilling. This traditional notched jacket emblazoned in a near-east design is every bit classic as it is daring. Bringing true and traditional elements of life into every new year – such as family, faith and classic style – is the only guarantee to individualistic happiness and perseverance. And although setting resolutions can easily help define how happy you think you’ll be once the new year is old, those true elements will resolve you to rise above any trials in a society that sometimes ages more like spoiled milk than fine wine. In what stands to be a year defined by loads of grace and grit, this look is the first to be shared in that spirit. The poem below captures this style moment and the essence of the spikes in my shoes – just about perfectly. Continue reading

FRENCH CONNECTION AT THE FRENCH EMBASSY

DC fashion blogger, NYC fashion blogger, indian fashion blogger, Beyond the Little Black Dress, French Connection, French EmbassyStaying on the boss lady path means pushing boundaries everyday you didn’t know existed. As daylight shades the world ever more complex, turning to clean silhouettes and feminine tones is like style binging on comfort food. My wardrobe is fast becoming (insert large quantity of favorite food, e.x., a pizza factory.) This is how I ended up in a darling blush pink, loud-shouldered dress at the French Embassy’s “Beyond the Little Black Dress” fashion show.

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DC FASHION WEEK: INTERVIEW W/ FOUNDER EAN WILLIAMS & RUNWAY ROUNDUP

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Washingtonians put great value on the utility of all things. For example, first date talking points include, “What do you do?” “Who do you work for?” “Do you think you could connect me with…?” Unsurprisingly, Washington takes the same approach with fashion. In a city where a bespoke blazer is the holy grail of any wardrobe, utility of fashion means a perfect power piece to get you from point A to point B. At my first fall DC Fashion Week, a flagship event which sets the tone for the coming year’s trends, I quickly noticed the event caters almost exclusively to ready-to-wear styles for a diversity of women. This was a sharp departure from the avant-garde (aka, who cares if it’s not wearable – it’s art!) nature of fashion week I had come to know and love as a native New Yorker. Continue reading

24 HOURS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: WHAT’S IN MY BAG FOR #NYFW

NYFW, NYFW 2017, NYFW street style, what i wore to nyfw, fall fashion, fall style, DC fashion blogger, NYC fashion blogger, indian fashion blogger, south asian bloggerA spontaneous 24 hour trip home to New York Fashion Week sounds romantic, exciting and adventerous – right? Not to the girl with an overflowing walk-in closet – and counting! Stepping on and off the train from Washington, D.C. with only an interlude at the runways, I wanted to travel stylishly light. So I did the impossible and traveled to NYFW with ONLY. A. PURSE. I knew you’d want proof, so here’s What’s in my bag for NYFW. Continue reading