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Cocktail: Deepika Padukone wardrobe

3rd August 2012

I finally got round to watching the summer blockbuster Cocktail and what did I think? Hmmm Saif Ali Khan as a playboy in a love triangle who changes when he falls in love? Sound familiar? yep its the same old character he plays over and over again but nonetheless it was enjoyable enough. The real star for me by far was Deepika Padukone’s wardrobe. Anaita Shroff Adajania the film’s stylist just nailed it and Deepika’s feisty character Veronica got the hottest looks from a mix of designer brands (yep there was a Burberry moment or three) to High St brands (I spotted French Connection and All Saints) I’ve picked out my favourite looks but couldn’t find any clear full shots in her eve looks : (

And I think some of Veronica’s styling has spilled over into Deepika’s real life because her wardrobe has been yum recently especially the super hot gold maxi she wore at Vogue beauty awards

Images are from High Heel Confidential, Vogue India and Cocktail

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33 Pieces = Perfect Wardrobe

6th July 2012

I read a piece in Grazia a few weeks ago which quoted April Glassborow, head of womenswear buying at Harvey Nicks that says the perfect wardrobe can be achieved in just 33 pieces. This is split into 10 Tops, 10 Bottoms, 3 Dresses, 2 Bags and 3 Jackets and apparently this number of items can produce a staggering 3090 outfit options! I thought I’d give it a go and put together a summer wardrobe…and here it is….(yep- some of the items prices def sway to the ‘in my dreams’ category)

Top Row L-R Cotton shirt, Carven £182, Beaded blouse, Rohit Ghandi & Rahul Khanna $144 www.perniaspopupshop.com, Breton shirt, Maxmara £158 www.matchesfashion.com. Bottom Row L-R Broderie Peplum top, H&M £29.99 www.hm.com, Paisley T-shirt, Jill Sander £200 www.netaporter.com, Feather print vest, ALC £248 www.matchesfashion.com

Top Row L-R Pleated T-shirt, Amit Agrawal $81, www.perniaspopupshop.comGrey T-shirt, Reiss £39 www.reiss.com, Bottom Row L-R Yellow jumper, Acne £340 www.netaporter.com , Pink cardigan, Oasis £35 www.oasis-stores.com

Floral jacket, Christopher Kane £2200, www.netaporter.com Pale pink jacquard blazer, Shelaa by Shela Khan $247 www.perniaspopupshop.com, Dove grey leather jacket, Reiss £325 www.reiss.com,

Top Row L-R Powder blue trousers, Reiss £95 www.reiss.com,, White wide leg linen trousers, Nicole Fahri, £135, Metallic jacquard trousers, Topshop £45www.topshop.com, Printed floral jeans, River Island £40 www.riverisland.com, Skinny Indigo jeans, MIH £160, www.donnaida.com, Skinny yellow jeans, Mother £210 www.cricket-fashion.com

Top Row L-R Peachy-pink pleated maxi, Tibi £295 www.netaporter.com, Tailored shorts, French Connection, www.frenchconnection.com , Black shorts, Carven £205 www.cricket-fashion.com , Panelled black leggings, French Connection £65 www.frenchconnection.com Bottom Row L-R Cotton broderie dress, Milly £335 www.netaporter.com Floral dress, Erdem £1010 www.matchesfashion.com Ombre maxi dress, Day Birger et Mikkelsen £219 www.netaporter.com

Brown boat shoe, Aldo £65 www.aldo.com , Blue suede slippers, Aldo £60 www.aldo.com , Multi-Coloured espadrilles, Paloma Barcelo £175 www.netaporter.com, Gold flat sandals, Dune £55 www.dune.com, Nude courts, Givenchy £655 www.netaporter.com Snakeskin tote, Mulberrywww.netaporter.com , Metallic clutch, Anya Hindmarch £350

To be honest getting my real life wardrobe down to 33 pieces is just not going to happen but I’ve definitely started to think more about my choices and when I’m now out shopping I’m looking out for pieces that can multi-task!

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