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Alexander McQueen FW08 Union Jack Booties

She told me to walk this way…

Letters from the Avant-Garden

It seems a few designers took a page from this book when it came to inspiration, this season.

Prabal Gurung FW11 Red Black and White Dress on Exshoesme.com

Prabal Gurung's avant-garden dress was one of my faves this season.

Prabal Gurung FW11 Red Black and White Dress Detail on Exshoesme.com

Loved the graphic print and the ribbon of red.

Kallol Dutta FW11 Black and White Geometry Print Dress on Exshoesme.com

I am really loving the angles of Kallol Dutta's perspective lately, too.

Antonio Berardi FW11 Graphic Black and White Dress on Exshoesme.com

Berardi is no stranger to bold - and impeccable tailoring.

Urvashi Kaur FW11 Black and White Tunic on Exshoesme.com

Urvashi Kaur had soft asymmetry all tied up.

Images: Vogue.com, Elle.com and WLIFW.

Piping In

Oh look, there is someone else piping in on the piped trench I love so much.

So lovely in midnight blue, too.

Burberry FW11 Blue Piped Trench Coat Detail on Exshoesme.com

Burberry's take on the crisp trench: belted, piped, trimmed...sold.

Image courtesy of Burberry.

A Cuff’s Enough

It doesn’t take a grand ball gown to impress me.

Life is all about the perfect little moments – in between the fancy parties.

It’s about the enjoyment of the daily pleasures – like the length of the perfect cuff.

Sometimes, my dears, that’s simply enough.

Paul Smith FW11 Cuff Detail on Exshoesme.com.

Paul Smith knows not to mess with knuckle-length shirt cuffs.

Image: Elle.com.

Métiers de Mumbai?

The House of Chanel releases a Métiers d’Art collection annually to highlight the fine work of the seven Paris couture ateliers which Chanel owns. And each year, Uncle Karl gives us a dream – whether it’s the perfect marriage of Paris and London, a journey through time to the Byzantine age, or an ode To Russia, With Love.

For me, these Métiers d’Art collections from Chanel often resonate the most. These are the ones that remain in my visual memory.

Well now, my darling Uncle has decided to take a trip to my Motherland. The Paris-Bombay collection, to be shown on December 6th at the Grand Palais in Paris, will be an ode to Mumbai.

Given Chanel’s rich history in couture craft and India’s equally embellished passion for ornamenting the ordinary, I cannot wait to see the collection.

After all, Karl is the West’s answer to the mac daddy Maharaja, is he not?

Karl Lagerfeld, Modern Maharaja on Exshoesme.com

The modern maharaja of mode?

Sir Bhupindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala on Exshoesme.com

The mac daddy Maharaja, Sir Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Images: Karl from Getty Images; Bhupinder Singh image courtesy of AGO.

Japanese Blossoms

Edita Vilkeviciute, photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for the November issue of Vogue Nippon’s beauty supplement.

A study in beauty, indeed.

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 4 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 3 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 2 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 5 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 8 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 7 on Exshoesme.com

Edita Vilkeviciute  photographed by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Japan Beauty November 2011 6 on Exshoesme.com

Images: TFS.  

Fashion Set Fêtes Filmmaker

Pedro Almodóvar loves strong women.

Rosie De Palma at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Woman on the verge, Rosie de Palma, looking beautiful amongst the blooms.

Well, many a fashion femme fatale showed up at the MoMA last night to fête the famous filmmaker at the Museum’s fourth annual Film Benefit – A Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar.

Wendi Murdoch and Tamara Mellon at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Wendi Murdoch, with Tamara Mellon who looks deep in thought - about her rumoured lifestyle brand launch, no doubt.

Grace Coddington at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Grace, aglow in red.

Diane von Furstenberg at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Ms. von Furstenberg.

John Waters at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

The perfect backdrop for colourful, John Waters.

Karl Lagerfeld and Pedro Almodovar at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Uncle Karl and Uncle Pedro - two uncles every woman needs.

I am not a party girl, but this is one I wouldn’t have minded being an extra in, if only to be photographed in a glorious dress against a backdrop of roses.

Joan Smalls in Tom Ford at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

No small entrance - model Joan Smalls in a drop-dead-in-front-of-red, Tom Ford dress.

The scent of those blooms must have lingered, like the scenes from his films in one’s memory…

Rachel Roy at Almodovar Benefit at MoMA on Exshoesme.com

Rachel Roy looking chic. I am still craving the burgundy version of these Celine shoes.

Images: Grace, DVF, Karl/Pedro photos from Vogue.com. All others by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

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