Friday, October 31, 2014

Summer Was Here

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

So I am using the word summer a lot these days.

But you see it is very easy to love the summer colours. The mints, the peaches, the oranges... In India, most of us don't get to see harsh winters. But even if it is not harsh, it does mean blacks and burgundys to a lot of people. Hence summers are important as well.

Anyway, I don't have much to write today. Hope you guys are doing great. Have a great weekend!






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Diwali!

I have never done a post on Indian outfits.

I know. What a shame! So this Diwali, I thought I should do something different.

When I talk about traditional salwar kameez, I have to talk about W. All you Indian ladies who are reading this post, you know what I am talking about. I hope I won't exaggerate if I say that all of us have W kurtas.

I bought my first W kurta with my first salary. It was a black printed kurta and I shocked an entire floor in office by wear something Indian for the first time in office a few weeks later.

W refers to woman. W has the most wearable kurtas, kurtis, skirts and palazzos and bags and jewelry. See their collection here.

Let me know what you think about W?




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Green Is Good

Changing seasons feel like some old world carriages, taking us from one place to another, albeit at a speed of a turtle mostly. It is almost the end of October and all that is left of summer are some hot afternoons and the will to wear shorts and dresses till they call it officially cold.

It rained this week and suddenly, green is the colour that I see everywhere. At times I wonder, if there were always the same number of trees on my way, why do I see more green now?

But green is good. Coming to the outfit idea, I have always been fascinated by the idea of combining a skirt and a blouse of the same colour and make it look like a dress. It is like you have a new dress.Well, almost.

So, what do you think?



Monday, October 6, 2014

Bright Colours and Daniel Wellington Giveaway Winner!

'Are you afraid to wear bright colours,' she asked softly.

'No, I think they are okay. I like bright flowers, don't I, though there are times when they are a bit too much. I mean why should I wear a bright yellow or orange when I head to the local market just to buy some groceries? It is not like I was born in Spain. They are good though. Some ladies look like fresh daisies in bright colours. You gotta stop and notice someone in orange, don't you? But at times I hate distractions. Dull is better. But I like bright colours. I will wear that black sweater today as it is a formal do though,' I said.

'You have traits of a crazy person. Wear this orange now,' my cousin said.

I have always talked like a certain Saif Ali Khan in life. He talks in a way that leaves you wondering if he needs a glass of water. I need someone like my cousin once in a while to just shut up and decide.

So, why don't we usually wear bright colours? 

Maybe because we are not that expressive, maybe because we forcibly intellectualize events in life. We do wear bright colours at times.Black looks elegant. I think we are just chickenshit. I am mostly speaking for myself and those people I see in the street.

I would stop rambling and announce the winner of the Daniel Wellington Giveaway now:

                                             Shailja M!

Congratulations! Please mail me your details at singh.clandestine@gmail.com.






Friday, September 26, 2014

Daniel Wellington Giveaway!

Jewelery isn't really my thing, but I've always got my eye on people's watches.
- Clive Owen

I am sure we all have. Who does not want a splendid watch on their wrist? My previous post was about how I got my first Daniel Wellington watch only to realize I had wanted it forever. 

Today, I am giving you all a chance to win a Daniel Wellington watch of your choice. Here is what you need to do:

1. Like Daniel Wellington on Facebook
2. Like Jenny's Bicycle on Facebook
2. Follow Daniel Wellington on Instagram
3. Which one is your favorite Daniel Wellington watch? Let me know in the comments section here. Do leave your email ID along with the URL of the watch you liked. You can pick your favorite DW watch here: www.danielwellington.com

The contest closes on 5 October. Winners would be announced soon after that via lucky draw.





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Memories And Daniel Wellington

I was nine. I remember my father wearing that extraordinary watch every morning before he went to court. Every evening as he took it off, I would slip into his room and try it on. It was of course too big for me then. But I loved it.

I firmly believe a watch is the best gift you can give to anyone. When you gift a watch you gift something that stays for as long as you want a gift to stay. There is something very personal about gifting a watch.

Anyway, so many years later, I have laid my hands on something that looks exactly like that watch I grew up admiring. It is a Daniel Welllington watch and it is called Classic Sheffield Lady. Love the classic design of Daniel Wellington watches. For me, these are the cleanest designed watches ever. 

The story behind Daniel Wellington begins with a trip half way around the globe where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be genteel but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style and loved to wear his watches on old weathered NATO straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course.

Filip Tysander and Daniel Wellington became friends. Filip was so inspired by Daniel's life stories and his timeless style that he decided to name a new brand of watches after him. The idea was to capture every bit of Daniel in these watches.

Daniel Welllington is a Swedish brand and they are delivering to India now. See their collection here. Let me know what do you think.









Thursday, September 11, 2014

Will Be A Hundred Next Week

And just like that I did 99 posts. I am happy. In case you are wondering about the first picture, yes, that is to precisely show the happiness.

There are times when I plan to take down the blog. There is hardly any time to write these days. There are times when I have no one to take pictures. And then there is someone. I would like to thank Achala, Juree, Shilpi, Mehak, Sanjeev X Sharma, Abhilasha and Vishal for taking the pictures. This blog would not exist without you people.

Coming back to almost 100 posts. I do not know how I have done it. I do not even have 100 clothes for God sake! And to be able to write 100 posts, well that must be someone else doing the 10 minutes, have-to-write something, its Friday, I am doomed, I have nothing, kind of thing.

No matter how little time I give to this blog, I would very much like and intend to continue it. Hope you guys like it. Not just for friendship's sake. But truly. At least once in a while. That would mean a lot to me.

Here is to almost 100  posts! Thank you everyone. There will be a contest on the blog next week! Stay tuned!





Details: Dress: Mango, Accesories: Giggles India, the bracelet is gifted by Achala. Bag: Jabong