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Anya Hindmarch Inflight Travel MakeUp Bag

I have a thing for British Designers – Anya Hindmarch, Victoria Beckham (She really has come a long way in her designs!) J W Anderson. The not-so-new crop of designers from across the pond hold my interest more than the American ones, may be because they are not entirely commercialized and splashed over every magazine here? Maybe they retain a sense of quirkiness and mix it well with quality fashion? I really don’t know.

I have heard mixed reviews about Anya Hindmarch bags. I absolutely abhor those fur charms. There is no need for them. A silk twill or a beautiful non-fur charm would do just fine if you absolutely need to accessorize your bag! Real fur charms on bags is one trend that I hope will die in 2018. And that goes for all bag designers and fashion houses including Fendi, the evil father of all fur charms. Read more

My Retin A Journey – 1st month

This year, I started using prescription Retin-A. You can read more about how I got started in my first post.

Turning 30 has made me a little more inclined to care for my skin and body in general. I am slowly stepping away from late nights, bad sugars and everything that messes up with my biological clock and system.

Here is a quick summary of using Retin-A for 1 month: Read more

Battle of the Black Pumps

I have been wanting to buy a pair of Black Patent pumps for a while now. There are very few brands that make a size 34. Though Via Spiga and other mid priced brands (under $200) manufacture a few styles (d’orsay, block heel pumps) in my size, they never worked out. 9 out of 10 times, the heel shape or style or leather is not what I want.

This year, I made peace with the fact that the shoe department is one place where I will spend more than the average woman interested in style. I cut down on bags and other accessories as I really don’t like having to change my bags. Also, my accessories game is minimal. Moreover, the single sole pump has been on my wish list for quite some time now. I’ve talked about it here and here. It was time to bite the bullet and buy a pair.

I found 2 contestants on my quest for well made, single sole, black patent pumps that were AVAILABLE IN MY SIZE – Salvatore Ferragamo Fiore, Manolo Blahnik Nausikaba.

Jimmy Choo’s Romy was in the running too. But, Nordstrom shipped calf leather. The customer care informed me that it was the only leather available in my size. In my past experience, calf leather wears out much faaster, and needs more maintenance.

I am not a great photographer. All of the photos were taken on my Iphone. Also, please forgive the horribly tanned feet. I am coming back after spending two weeks, barefoot, at the beach 😦



L to R: Salvatore Ferragamo Fiore, Manolo Blahnik Nausikaba, Jimmy Choo Romy

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