30 October, 2012

Such is life

We are often deceived by the most trusted person
Loved by the most unexpected ones
(Its Life)

Some make us cry over the things that we have never done,
While others ignore all our faults just to see our smile..
(Its Care)

Some leave us when we need them the most..
Some stick to us even when we ask them to leave...
(Its Love)

World is a mixture of such people..
We just need to know which hands to shake (or shake off)  &; which hands to hold...

28 October, 2012

Similar white lace dress

I had written a post about this dress here earlier this month.

Bloggers meet

These pictures were clicked by Bhartiya Grihanee, whose blog is http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/
These were clicked during Delhi Bloggers meet, where I got to meet many fellow bloggers from Delhi.

F1 party in Amber lounge

F1 party happened in Amber lounge, Claridges hotel.
The biggies of F1 team were all there. It was a very exclusive event for the selected few. 
The price of each table of 10 people was Rs. 15,00,00/-
This just made sure that only the selected and exclusive creme de la creme were present to interact with F1 team.

Commitment vs Callous attitude

In a Bollywood movie, there is a famous dialogue, by Salman Khan "ek baar jo maine commitment kar di to fir to main apne aap ki bhi nahin sunta." To my non Hindi speaking readers, it means, "once I have made a commitment, then I would not even listen to my own self."
Actually, I am like this exactly. Very Committed. And I have been so since childhood. If I will commit to you that I will reach your place at a given date and time, do something for you, get something for you, workout with you, etc etc, then come what may- rain, shower, hail, storm, it will be done at exactly the same time, date, place. I never ever back out of my commitments (even if I am dying).
But also since my childhood, I have faced callous attitude of people, friends, acquaintances. Last minute cancellations are a norm (specially in Delhi).
Let me give you a tip. If you are hosting a party- lets say a Birthday party/anniversary party/any party, and you have invited 100 people- expect 70 will confirm and 45 will turn up. And then, you as host, will wonder if your friends do not love you enough. The problem is not with you but with people. That is the rate in Delhi.
Lets say, you made a girls night out plan with 10 girls- expect 8 to confirm and and due to last minute cancellations, 3 will turn up.
People here, do not realize that the host does have to make arrangements. Last minute cancellations are an accepted fact. I have never cancelled at last minute.
I am a stickler for punctuality and commitment. Despite, facing such attitudes, I still stand committed. If I do not have to go somewhere, I apologize right from the beginning and show my regret. But I do not cancel and give excuses last minute. In fact, I do not believe in giving excuses. I am a believer, "where there is a will, there is a way." Excuses are for the weak.
In fact, I have this rule at my work place. My clients are told right in the beginning- Last minute cancellations, however urgent and genuine the problem maybe (which means- less than 24 hours in advance), means, they will be billed for the booked appointments. It just assures that at least in my work, I do not bear with callous attitude. I need commitment from my clients.
But having faced such non committed folks, has still not deterred by commitment levels. I have just made few more rules for myself.
1. People who back out at the last minute are deleted from my list of future invites.
2. I make sure, I do not attend their hosted parties and apologize to them right from the start.
3. Last but not the least, very important rule- I have completely stopped asking anybody if they are interested to accompany me, to even the best of the party/event/reception happening in town (even if I have extra passes/invites that I end up wasting). That way, I get to meet new people and have even better time instead of trying to stick to my familiar people.
Do not be afraid to take a risk. People have this mentality of going out only with their known groups to familiar places. That is a herd mentality. I have traveled alone to completely unfamiliar countries where I did not even speak the language and knew no body. but I came back with list of new friends and great memories. Friends, whom I connected with, for good.
Similarly, going all by yourself, to a crowded party, where you know no one, is OK. Instead of relying on non committed familiar people, make new friends. Trust me, you will have a great time.

27 October, 2012

F1 at Buddh International Circuit

Going to F1, sitting in VIP area, seeing the fast mean machines zip by producing blaring sound (read: noisy)- it is thrilling. Blood rushes through your veins. Adrenalin pumps high. Went with sons and their friends. F1 is supposed to be seen with such boisterous boys. They explained me and made me more aware.

And I managed to capture the moving car too.

Sexy Backs

Paz Vega, Patina Miller, Catherine Zeta Jones, Heidi Klum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all showed their sexy backs.Their halter and open-back looks are suggestive, yet subtle and mysterious. These stars have maintained a unique balance between showing off a lot of skin, while keeping things classy. The most important thing to pulling off this trend is to have an even radiant complexion. It’s also important to note that when you are going backless, you don’t have to expose your cleavage or other body parts.

26 October, 2012

Blue jeans/denims

"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes." - Yves Saint Laurent -

Unlike Monsieur Laurent I am not very impressed by the invention of the blue jeans, let alone by its introduction in everyday fashion. However, regardless of my personal preferences towards this utilitarian item of clothing, I cannot overlook its most prominent qualities: versatility and reliability.

A pair of jeans is like an ex boyfriend that you sporadically get together with in-between relationships. They're not the most prominent item in your wardrobe, but when all else fails they're just what you need for a well deserved morale and ego boost.

I don't know if you've missed me (here's hoping!) or not, but I know I've missed you! However, I've been very "busy and important", as there has been a huge amount of things that I needed to do in real life, which consequently kept me away from my beloved virtual life to do a personal fashion post.

I am wearing:

Jeans: Espirit (more than 4 year old)
Structured Shirt: Marks and Spencer (More than 6 year old).
Scarf with brooch and belt- Bought in Buenos Aires. (See the post about them here)
Bag: Burberry: Limited Edition
Heels: Nine West.