Absolute Japan

the print on these shorts reminds me of the japanese prints that the impressionists were so influenced by, especially hokusai’s celebrated the great wave. looking at it reminds me of a quote from van gogh, one of the impressionist painters most influenced by japan (although it was hiroshige he was chiefly influenced by) in one

Midsummer Common

today we tried out a different choice of location -midsummer common! although i miss the cows that were grazing there a month or so ago, it still is a lovely place. the playsuit is from hobbs and the first thing i own by them. i quite simply love their aesthetic and it’s a pity that

Rainy Day

this was probably our most truncated shoot till date, thanks to the fact that it started raining halfway through! i was glad of my new old trench, a brilliant find from brighton for only £5! i had been looking for a classic trench for a very long time and i even used to have one



Big Beach Bums

on saturday i went to brighton for big beach bums, a blogger meetup, as i mentioned in my last post. much fun was had that day by us all and i hope we can do it again sometime in the future!

Brighton Rock

yesterday, i travelled to brighton for bigbeachbums, a blogger meetup oganized by kirsty wherein we went thifting in brighton’s vintage heaven and had a lovely time! it’s a pity more people could not make it but it was great meeting claire and rebecca and nadia, and ofcourse kirsty! i thrifted a gem of a trench

Shady Way

This outfit consists of two sorely neglected items in my wardrobe which have been sitting there since last summer when i bought them. i fell in love with the idea of crop tops last year but it wasn’t until now that i actually have worn one! again, most people who deal out ‘fashion advice’ would

Sailor Girl

this outfit is really built around the dress, it has such a sailor girl vibe to it! us fatties are often told to avoid stripes but i personally have never cared for such fashion ‘rules’, so yay! fat girl in stripes points to meee 😀 i should really have worn red lippy with it but

Cold Spring

i was expecting the day to be a warm, sunny one but it turned out to be foggy and grey! i was most inappropriately dressed for it. this dress makes me so happy though! when i was 10 i had a dress in a similar colourway which i loved the shit out of. it was

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

Using fashion as a way of ‘writing back’ sartorially, so to speak, is one of the things I love most about dressing up. For instance, today I felt like a student at Cambridge in the 40s. Being an Indian woman, I don’t believe this could have been historically likely, but dressing like I could have,

Outfit: Stories from my childhood

i don’t remember if i have mentioned this before but one of my biggest inspirations is children’s book illustrations from the victorians/edwardians to the 40s, sometimes the 60s. studying children’s literature in an academic context as i have been doing means revisiting a lot of the books i read as a child. and so the

The Time-Travellers’ Orphan Lovechild

Or my Valentine’s day outfit. i decided to steer away from the usual cliches of red and pink and stick to something that i love. enter my vintage rothschild coat. now from what google tells me, rothschild used to (and still) always make coats for children. i can occasionally find one on etsy in a