I have learnt it the hard way that maintaining a well curated wardrobe comes down to one basic principle: focused shopping. It's the hardest thing when all the photo samples that I create for my ranges end up gaining entry from the backdoor into my wardrobe. Unfortunately, my wardrobe is made of brick and mortar and will not expand.

I know, its not good for my business nor is it practical to advise you not to shop, but it’s about knowing what you want to buy and taking steps to avoid any purchases you don’t need. This can be a hard thing to adjust to, and don’t worry if it takes time.

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Once you have worked out your base colours and understood which highlight colours you want to integrate, it’s time to experiment.

Experiment with new colour combinations to see which colours you need more of and which ones are out of place.

Black and white are technically shades  and I would always use this as a reason to having a predominantly Black wardrobe. I have learnt through experimenting that I can be more flexible about how I can integrate these into the outfits.

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Now that we have the CURE, we can move to the next steps of creating style guidelines


Once you’ve analysed your thoughts, taste, what suits you based on your lifestyle, it’s time to put that all together into guidelines that will help you shape your closet decisions and personal style choices in a meaningful way.

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10 years ago when I was living and working in Auckland, I had a relatively big walk in wardrobe. I would walk in there every morning at 6.30 and spend a good 20 mins till the alarm buzzed, alarm to remind me that I had spent too much time staring at everything there wondering what to wear.


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The Anatomy of a Shirt Dress 0
The Anatomy of a Shirt Dress

A shirt dress is a perfect item to pack on most holidays or even work travels. They are very versatile and can be dressed up and down as needed on your trip. You can use it as an outfit (dress) or part of an outfit by teaming it up with a T-shirt/singlet and a pair of jeans. I have also seen a few girls who wear them with leggings as you would do with a kurta.

Talking about new moms and would be moms, I do know that not all of you are breastfeeding but some of you are or will do at some time in the future, a shirt dress has the easiest access ever.

Even if dresses aren’t really your thing, a shirt dress is always a good place to start. They are classic, easy to wear and very versatile.

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Fashion Terminology - Part 2 0

1. Pret-a-porter

Translates from French to mean “off the rack” or “off the peg”. It most commonly appears in its English form of Ready to Wear. The fashion term refers to mass-market apparel made in bulk and sold in finished condition. Ready to wear differs from other forms of distribution such as couture, which is made-to-order.

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Fashion terminology 0

Fashion terminology certainly isn’t a casual conversation for the majority of people. Most readers simply skim over these confusing appearances from the fashion lexicon. Casually picking them out like the unwanted seeds of the fruit.

Let’s look at 7 fashion terms that fashion people love to use. 

1. Haute Couture

Coming from French origin, Haute couture is an elite, extremely expensive type of.........

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Gifts that are priceless 0
Gifts that are priceless

Just like a hug and a kiss which you cannot receive unless you give, the gift of time is something that you cannot receive unless you decide to give up everything else to be with the one who you want to receive the gift of time from.

Memories, I believe are gifts that last a lifetime.

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Navratri 0

Each day is devoted to different forms of Goddess Durga and is denoted by nine colors. We tell you the 9 forms of the Goddess and the 9 colors associated with them. 

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Shibori 0

Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing the textile. It is done by shaping the cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru "to wring, squeeze, press".

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Ajrak 0

Ajrak is a name given to a unique form of block printing on fabric and tiles found in Sindh (Pakistan), Kutch (Gujarat, India) and Barmer (Rajasthan, India). This depicts special designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps. Common colors used while making these patterns may include but are not limited to blue, red, black, yellow and green.

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Handloom fabrics - A way of life 0
Handloom fabrics - A way of life

Handloom is the essence which defines India. Handloom is an ancient craft which has been perfected by 1000s of artisans. This is the knowledge and skill that many have obtained from generations. This knowledge and skill need to be preserved for the future. For this craft to survive and thrive, this needs to become mainstream. 

I see handloom fabrics as a handcrafted piece of art as the person at the loom is an artist. And why not?

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