A little festive spirit: Christmas and the colour green

Like I tweeted earlier, Christmas happens to be a big birthday shout out to my Santa Claus: dad. It’s appropriate then that Santa Claus is actually Father Noel.

When we were younger, we had a Christmas tree, decorated it with ornaments, wore festive hats and had a jolly time. This year was mellow and a celebration of a different kind.

Since, I didn’t get the opportunity to wear my hat, I digitally recreated it on myself and the bestie.

Dress – Platinum Mall, Bangkok | Earrings – Topshop, London | Clutch – Bliss, Mumbai

Around Christmas eve, I was really craving ice cream. Watching shows on television documenting preparation of some of the best ice creams worldwide might have triggered it. Anyway, since I wasn’t getting any fancy ice cream, I thought I might as well debut these cutesy earrings. They’re just delicious.

Clutch as appears in the photograph on http://blissstore.blogspot.com

I guess the holiday season was just right for me to take my clutch out. I had first spotted it on the Bliss blog. (Click here to view the post) I instantly knew I had to visit this quirky store. Of course, I picked up more than just the clutch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Having tried to pair it with so many outfits earlier, I was overjoyed I was carrying the frilly wonder that day. After splitting a pizza with the BFF, I had to head for a dance rehearsal. My ensemble was quite a conversation piece. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What was on your Christmas wish list?ย What did you wear on Christmas/ Christmas eve? How do you celebrate Christmas and the holidays?

Lafangey Parindey outfit | Go green

So, what did I wear to the press screening of Lafangey Parindey?
We had a couple of minutes to take some quick shots.

In several YashRaj films, there is a serene shot of the heroine,
looking at herself in the mirror as she gets ready.

I didn’t imagine it would happen to me too. I love it!

I chose to wear this dress because it is simple. And yet it makes a statement with the bold flowers. I love the clean visual impact thanks to the straight lines and symmetry of the dress. The way a garment is cut makes all the difference.

You don’t need anything more than a dress, earrings, tote bag and striking heels to make an impact and keep your outfit minimal. These shoes, worn previously here, go well with Indian and Western ensembles.

The tote bag was actually picked up by the sister at Hard Rock Cafe, Paris. The graffiti is striking as is but is accompanied by a message on a tag, ‘Save the Planet’. The bag is made from natural cotton and only water-based inks are used.

I love the green of the flowers on my dress. The green of my earrings is so soothing. And of course, nothing beats being ‘eco-friendly’. xoxo

Dress – Golmaal, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, India | Tote bag – Hard Rock Cafe, Paris, France | Earrings – Golmaal, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, India

Photographs: Aniruddha Guha