Chanel’s Les Twin Set for FNO

Launching a limited edition of nail colours has become part of Chanel and Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out project While I didn’t care as much for the Denim collection I loved Les Khakis. This year Chanel’s Peter Philips channels the iconic Twin set that was Jackie O’s uniform of choice . The new  collection Les Twin Set de…

Perfect day time pop

Love this lime green eye shadow by Faces which is a Canadian brand that is opening up a number of stores here. Bought this mono on my usual Wednesday beauty bum around. For some reason this is the most peaceful day at malls . I wore this eye shadow  with a pale blue gingham checked…

Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

It is thirteenth century Anatolia. Maulana Jallal ud din Rumi is a noted Islamic scholar and pillar of aristocratic society in Konya. He meets Shams of Tabriz a wandering dervish and his life is transformed forever. The friendship ruins his great reputation, it challenges all he has learned and it creates a bitter rift in…

16 days at Wat Nana Chat

I spent 16 days at Wat Nana Chat as a novice retreatant and was briefly enraptured with the idea of being a Buddhist nun. Samsara beckoned but the days I spent there remain the most vivid and memorable of my life. I wrote about it for Verve magazine and am posting an excerpted version here….

By the lady who created Touche Eclat

Next time you are travelling to Dubai, London or the US try this French make up artist’s line. Known for her cult rose lip balm By Terry was started by French make up artist Terry de Gunzburg. http://www.byterry.com I first heard about this brand from Queenie Singh a well known jewellry designer and social hostess…

Lust worthy

Loving the look of this deep cobalt nail polish Blue Majorelle by YSL And this watered silk pink Whatever Lola wants by Deborah Lippmann

Powder Room: The Untold Story of Indian Fashion by Shefalee Vasudev

Shefalee Vausdev is a well known editor and journalist and her book which tries to map the Indian fashion industry is well written and meticulously researched. The human interest stories are compelling especially the one of Imcha Imachen, the Naga designer and his struggle with bi -polarity, Sheena Sachdev the ‘Darzi aunty’ in Delhi, the…

Googleonomics

50 Ways to Make Google Love your Website by Steve Johnston and Liam McGee    This book was given to me when I started my blog.  Though I haven’t figured it out completely the Tripod of Love suggested by the authors is a good platform for understanding how things work in case you want to up…

Chanel’s L’ Exuberante and MAC’s Candy Yum Yum

I don’t know what happened to the light or whether the flash should have been used but this is supposed to be a rich almost fuchsia pink. It is Chanel’s L’Exuberante. It looks red here but it is a deep pink colour that goes on velvety but stays on matte and gives lips fullness and…

Frizz Fighter

This is one shampoo that really worked on my frizz and got my naturally straight hair back into naturally straight mode without blow drying . John Frieda is a well known brand in hair care and styling products . There was no problem when I used it and I switched happily from my Kiehl’s Sunflower…

A little lift :Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum

So you may have noticed your face is looking a bit puffy. And your features some days don’t appear as sharp as they used to be. Often this is because fat and fluid get trapped in little pockets of the face due to poor lymphatic circulation and drainage especially when you sleep. The area under…

Teach your children well..

Forgotten foods – The bio diversity and food heritage of India series by Navdanya This book is a simple way of teaching children that we don’t need monoculturalism in food -the world has enough diversity to go around. There is a great buzz about ancient grains in the Western world and Master chefs are rediscovering…