So I love Adele. I really, really love Adele.
I also like Urdu music.
Here’s what happens when the two collide:
I don’t know how to feel about this. I mean…it is a beautiful song. But this version by Komal Rizvi really just leaves me wanting to hear the original.
Here’s what Komal has to say:
This song has originally been sung by one of my all time favorite contemporary female vocalists… Her heart wrenching tunes and soulful vocal tones have always given me goose bumps and I had always wanted to re-do one of her songs for my Pakistani and Indian Friends and fans:-)
I sincerely hope that you like it and enjoy it and sing it!!! xoxoxoxox
…and we’re back!
Apologies for being MIA. I felt I didn’t have anything fashionable to write about all summer but Season 5 of Gossip Girl just premiered and while I don’t really care who’s getting married or who’s pregnant, I am currently drooling over
Blake Lively Serena van der Woodsen’s fun LA wardrobe.
Here’s what I loved:
I wish I had better pictures of this pink and yellow dress. I think it was my favourite outfit of the episode. It’s by Mike Gonzalez (in case you were wondering) and the iconic bag in green is Lous Vuitton but that, you should already know.
What can I say… I love turquoise and purple. I love that black clutch. And I love how the bright colours have been paired with these nude Azzedine Alaia shoes. While we’re at it, I also love Chace Crawford… but I’ll save that for another post.
And here’s a glimpse of everyone else:
(Yes. That’s Elizabeth Hurley. On Gossip Girl. Minor WTF moment.)
One word: Pottermore.
I am in two minds about J. K. Rowling’s new venture. I love the Harry Potter series and I’m not sure how I feel about the direction she’s taking with Pottermore. How different will it be from the limitless fan fiction sites currently littering the internet? But that’s a whole different debate.
What I love is the video itself; the book literally comes to life. It’s a visual treat. Trust me. Did I mention I love it? I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen this video for the gorgeous stop-motion paper sculptures alone. Watch it here:
I like news, typography, manicures and nail polish so obviously I love this:
Photo Credit: Mel Colvin
I stumbled upon it (no, literally) on Pinterest (it’s like Twitter for pictures!) and it seems like this idea has been floating around the internet for a while now.
I still haven’t had the chance to try it out for myself. It looked pretty impossible at first but then I stumbled upon (yes) this great tutorial. The technique sounds easy enough but I have a feeling it’ll be a lot tougher than it looks.
I promise I will do this soon. Expect step-by-step pictures at some point. Hopefully it won’t be a disaster!
You know those times you feel like… well, a horse? No? Anybody? I know you’re out there. And wherever it is you’re hiding, I hope you find this:
Photo Credit: Ton Werkhoven
This masterpiece is by Zjef van Bezouw. I’m not sure if it’s commercially available, and if it is then I’m not sure why.
How cute is this t-shirt?!
I mean… I think it’s cute. If it appeals to your inner geek, buy it at Pop + Shorty for $25.
64. That’s the number of batshit crazy people in this world.
I am, once again, talking about the infamous force behind a recent twitterstorm, countless photoshop memes and a Facebook fan page with over 140,000 fans: Princess Beatrice’s toilet-seat headpiece.
The aforementioned Princess put her silken Philip Treacy creation up for auction on eBay last week and 64 people bid on it. It eventually sold for £81,100.01. Yes, that’s one penny at the end.
Just FYI, Princess B lost a cool 13kg for the royal wedding. Wonder why nobody noticed…
I also wonder why the world was so slow to pick up on her in general. This particular fashion statement was not a one-off. Pictorial evidence after the jump.
Shah Rukh Khan, meet Akon.
Akon, meet Bebo.
Bebo, meet one of the weirdest words in Urdu/Hindi: chammak challo.
Result: amazing vs ridiculous – you decide:
Though not technically on a hanger, this latest purchase of mine did appeal to me in the exact same way.
I needed a basic pair of glasses as my old pair was becoming increasingly worn out. I tried on everything from Ray-ban Wayfarers to vintage purple Dior cats-eye glasses, but in the end I settled for something as inconspicuous as my last pair:
You can see a lot more detail in the picture than you can in real life; I’m not a big fan of logos so it works well for me.
Slightly related, I just discovered the Burberry website and I love it.
Once again, I’ve seen a dress on TV that I love/want/need.
I watch 90210 every week without fail and the only reason I’m admitting to it is this:
This sari-inspired dress was worn by AnnaLynne McCord’s character, Naomi Clarke, during the big fat Indian wedding that was the 90210 season finale.
From the little information I could gather, it was custom made by the show’s wardrobe department so unfortunately, this is not a dress that I can buy.