Thursday, 23 February 2012

East Meets West

white generation dress - chartreuse Khadee bag - navy River Island pants
White dress - Generation

Stripy leggings - River Island
Denim Flats - Khussa Mahal 
Proof I use my hands too much in speech
Blue bracelet - vintage shop
Cuff - vintage antique
Necklace - Vintage shop
Perusing contents of clutch
Stripy scarf - Generation
Denim clutch bag - Khaadi
Hello my lovely readers! How are you all today on this glorious evening? A quick update on my life:

  • I have recently been trying really hard to be incredibly amazing at chess. I have improved, sort of.
  • There was an article released just today about me in the newspaper, talking of my recent shoe collection début and my knowledge of the fashion industry. It had me blushing.
  • I have rekindled my love for denim.
  • I have grown an unlikely obsession with the classical music genre. I will talk of that in a later post, however.
I am British born with roots all over the east. Growing up, I loved the cultural aspects of the world; the different fashions and traditions fascinated me. I honestly very much dislike the idea of only embodying fashions from one culture, no matter where you are from; I believe we should embody as much as we can, experience as much as we can to be discover who we truly are.
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
Whilst looking at a copy of the Khaadi SS12 lookbook, I was instantly inspired by the white dresses, brightened with pops of neon colour splashed everywhere but the dress. I took a leaf out of the Khaadi lookbook and took my own spin on the trend. I picked out the white Generation dress with intricate lace detailing and added some colour with nautical striped leggings. I satisfied my rekindled obsession for denim with an oversized denim clutch bag and matching denim flats.

I must mention briefly the antique silver cuff I wear in this outfit. It a family heirloom which has been passed down through generations dating right back to the Mughal empire! I have an obsession with the Mughal empire; everything they did just fascinated me, and do not get me started on their stunning jewellery!

Perhaps this outfit is not everybody's exact cup of tea, but I feel extremely lucky to be able to express myself  through embodying clothing from lots of different cultures. I very strongly recommend you all to try something like this, whether it be stemmed from Mongolian tribes or Russian dolls; all that really matters is embracing different cultures and letting it express who you are.

That's my idea of fashion, the ideal form of expression.

Love from,

Miss Iffa
xoxo
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34 comments

  1. love this! cant wait till i can start wearing stuff like this in summer. Thank you also for your really, really lovely comment on my blog, you made my day! lovely girl :) x

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  2. Oooh! I'm very much loving the cuff!
    Antique jewellery always looks so precious ^_^

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  3. I love the denim flats and denim clutch!! I'm a denim lover.. and congrats on newspaper article about you!! ;)
    I'm your new follower ;)
    xoxo

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  4. I like your style its unique and you pull it off so wonderfully! I am following you back! thanks =)


    www.ravenamaru.blogspot.com
    DIY

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  5. love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  6. love the outfit! it look superb! very pretty bag and the dress... oh, the dress! I'd love to have one in my closet!
    I also love your make up and your face is very pretty!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. following you now! you have a fab blog

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  7. Love those leggings and bag! Interesting write up too.x

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  8. i just found your blog , and ohmygod i LOVE it !!! i am such a sucker for vintage things , i try to save my jewelry so my great great granddaughters can feel the same ;)

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  9. Love this fusion look...Thanx for your lovely comment...I am happy to follow you back :) However, I am unable to see you under my GFC gang :((

    ♡ StylishByNature.com

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  10. aw thank you for the comment on my blog. yes the purple is hard to take care of because I have to redye it every month..

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  11. Beautiful! The clutch is amazing :)
    Thank you for your kind comment, you are lovely!

    from LUAR

    x

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  12. Hey! U have a beautiful blog! :)
    Welcome me as ur new follower!
    Do drop by mine too, sometime
    Follow it if u like.

    Love
    http://jiisha.blogspot.in

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  13. congrats on the newspaper article! and i love your outfit for sooo many reasons. i love how you used the white shirt as an empty pallette with all those amazing accessories!! that clutch is soo pretty :)

    http://sarahriaz.blogspot.com/

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  14. ohhh lovely fusion work....love your expression too !! <3
    btw you look really cute !!
    XX

    http://bongsbelleza.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-this-kolaveri-di.html

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  15. I love your dress! You look wonderful.

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  16. i am so much in love with that denim clutch of yours... the way you have worked on the entire fusion look is quite impressive,
    Kudos! to you on being published :)
    went through a couple of articles, very intriguing is the east-meets-west thread that connects all your pieces together :)
    Good Job! you won yourself a new follower :)
    X0X0
    IP!

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  17. Love the outfit! Its perfection
    We are now following you on Bloglovin ! Hope you follow back!
    The Fashion Code
    http://thefashionco.blogspot.in/

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  18. I'm in love with your accessories! <3 And that clutch is so out of the world :))
    And yes, great to meet fellow Indian bloggers indeed! :D

    xx
    Style Spectrum

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  19. I love how to have mixed the looks up! I'm always very skeptical of Indian styles (though I'm Indian... maybe because it doesnt look too good on me)
    but I love how you've done it
    xx
    http://junebiswas.blogspot.com

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  20. love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?

    Agnes

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  21. I just love how unique this outfit is :)

    http://beautyaddictsguidetothegalaxy.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow that cuff is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm in love! I've actually seen a gold cuff with blue pieces on it in new look, but it was so bold and shiny- i knew it had potential but something was wrong with it, the fact that it's not a vintage heirloom! Lol ;). Beautiful. x

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  23. I just love your premise of East meets West, precisely because I come from the same mishmash of backgrounds around the world. And how wonderful to have a piece from the Mughal Empire! I saw the exhibit "Maharaja" at the Asian Art Museum and was astounded by the beauty of these ornate pieces from the past. What a treasure to have a personal link to it. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, and I would be honored to be on your Link List!

    www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  24. "That's my idea of fashion, the ideal form of expression." Perfect description! I feel the same way :) Love your accessories too!

    -Jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  25. U look lovely and the leggings are A-mazing! love them!<3
    congrats for the article!
    thanks for visiting! connected to you now!

    Like me here :)
    Love from Bindigasm

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  26. We love this ! Great Job ! xx
    The Fashion Co.
    http://thefashionco.blogspot.in/

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  27. You are so beautiful.

    Love the clutch!

    http://fabulouslittle.blogspot.in/

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  28. thanks for your comment..its made my day..nice blog u have here..loved the look and all the accessories, esp the clutch and the cuff u wer wearing.. :)

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  29. You are stunningly beautiful! I love your quirky style :-)

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