new look

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but if I told you a flower can bloom in a dark room, would you trust it?

at first, no.
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Most of us, including me, aren’t really in the mood for silly fashion photos given the current rise of fascism in the US and most of the Western world. You might argue that being all the way over in India, I’m hardly affected by this past month’s events. But some of my closest friends very much are, and I’m terrified for them. The fall of American democracy unfortunately affects us all. In case you wanted to take a few minutes off, however, and indulge in some pretties, here are some photos from last week. I know that for a lot of bloggers (and brands) staying ‘on-brand’ is a priority even at times like these, but as a brown woman and a once-immigrant, I don’t see it as an option.

Wearing

Alice & You velvet smock dress {similar at ASOS} ✶ New Look velvet bag {similar available at Romwe} ✶ Crescent moon bobby pin {similar available at ASOS} ✶ Old sequin loafers {similar style available here



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All photos by Vashudhara Agarwal

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Holiday season is upon us, which calls for a touch of luxe. I’ve teamed together with Redrebs to show you how to style a cosy yet chic daytime look that’s perfect for a daytrip or outing with friends and family. Focusing on the luxury segment, Redrebs carries gorgeous plus size eveningwear with a distinctly festive touch. I’d styled this gorgeous lace LBD from them for an evening look a while back, today I’m dressing down the most lightweight and exquisite silk jacket to show you how eveningwear can be made to work for daytime as well!

I’ve kept the look simple in monochrome with classic pieces that I rotate regularly in my wardrobe. One of my tricks to wearing an outfit in a single colour is layering textures and shades. Although I’m predominantly wearing blue (with hints of black) for this look, I’ve picked out the individual pieces to range from royal blue to teal and navy. While single shade looks can be absolutely breathtaking in their drama, mixing shades and textures makes for a more wearable iteration on the theme! When it comes to style, I’ve always taken inspiration from the costumey and the theatrical - because after all, what’s fashion without a hint of the outrageous? I feel that today’s look in black and blue draws on a lot of those elements while remaining dapper and comfy enough to spend the whole day in. My Redrebs shrug is definitely today, and I’ve chosen the rest of the pieces to complement rather than overshadow it. It’s one of those classic fashion rules that don’t need to be followed, but it’s also one of my top tips for pulling together an outfit! So whether you’re looking to glam up or dress down this holiday season, have a look at Redrebs’ collection, they’ll have you sorted no matter your style!

Wearing 

✶ ASOS sweat dress {similar available here} ✶ Silk draped jacket ℅ Redrebs ✶ New Look velvet crossbody bagPineapple linen crew socks ℅ TabbisocksBoohoo Tassel ankle boots

Follow Redrebs @luxuryplussizeclothing on Tumblr.

Velvet Trend

Velvet has been everywhere this winter, it’s like the early 2000s once again! I’ve always been in love with velvet, it’s one of those enduring classics that remain in style forever. I tend to take my velvet dresses out for their annual airing around Christmas time, they’re just so festive! And when it’s too warm for anything other than light cottons, I still love using velvet as an accent. I’ve put together some plus size velvet pieces I love this season in a handy shopping guide above. Just follow the links to shop your favourites!  

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SevenEightNine ✶ 

TenElevenTwelve ✶ 

ThirteenFourteenFifteen

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NOVA VISIONS 93: THE NEW LOOK

IT HAD TO HAPPEN, A SLIGHT PSYCHEDELIC OVERHAUL
OF MY BLOG’S HEADERS AND AVATARS, SO BIZARRE…
VISIT: @novaexpress93 @geniusawards @artoffriends AND @killbigotry …
IF YOU DARE.

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UPDATE MAR 26, 2017:
BACK TO THE ROOTS.
TONIGHT I DECIDED TO CHANGE THE LOOK OF @novaexpress93 
AND THE ICON OF @artoffriends BACK TO THE ROOTS.
THE NEW DESIGNS DID NOT WORK OUT AND
SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WAS GONE.
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND EVERYBODY!

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(THIS POST WILL STAY THE WAY IT IS, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE
RESPONDED TO IT AND LIKED IT A LOT. THANK YOU MY FRIENDS.)