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


  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

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

  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 ;)

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

  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

  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!

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

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

  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 ;)

  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 :((


  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..

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

    from LUAR


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


  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 :)

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

  15. I love your dress! You look wonderful.

  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 :)

  17. Love the outfit! Its perfection
    We are now following you on Bloglovin ! Hope you follow back!
    The Fashion Code

  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

    Style Spectrum

  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

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


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

  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

  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!

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


  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

  26. We love this ! Great Job ! xx
    The Fashion Co.

  27. You are so beautiful.

    Love the clutch!

  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.. :)

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


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