15 January 2009

[insert colour] is the NEW black


Apologies if I look somewhat worse for wear, my health seems to have taken yet another holiday without forewarning my body.

I have never really been on to wear all black ensembles, excluding formal black tie looks, however over the past few weeks I have been tempted to try a look without any real colour. Whenever I think of wearing all black, I always end up picturing myself wrapped up in a brightly coloured scarf or vibrant plimsoles. Today I therefore decided to try an outfit devoid of any colour.

I decided to wear a black kurta top with white detailing, which my mother had handmade for me when she went abroad recently. On top of this I decided to wear a handmade scarf from the Kashmir region. Unfortunately since the earthquake several months ago, the people of Kashmir have been unable to make their world famous scarves and shawls for export, however I was lucky enough to get this one made for me. Rather than wearing black jeans, I went with grey jeans, to play against the grey shades of the scarf. My Doc Martens completed the outfit, and if you are wondering why I am wearing boots indoors, it is because I still have not broken them in fully!

Currently playing: Read My Mind - The Killers

xxxx

36 comments:

  1. I didn't notice! In fact I thought you looked rather smashing in your kaftan top, very RC meets Gucci.

    True, the logistics of running a large gulag are consuming but the benefits far out way the negative social stigma :)

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  2. Well..I think you looke great..inspite of it all. Love the shirt. What great shoes too.

    Coldest day of winter here ..so far..the negatives. I'm so dreading getting out in it.

    Breakups are quite strange. And sometimes, I'm never sure if I hear the absolute. The shock can just leave you ..well, speechless. I guess.

    Thanks for the comment.

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  3. i am undergoing an all black phase too dap!
    and i like it.
    you look good on it too.

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  4. You look great, even when sick! That's something I've yet to be able to accomplish! Hahaha :)

    I love the outfit! You definitely pull it off, but then again, of course you do!

    I absolutely love the scarf and the top!!

    l,
    Hannah

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  5. Such a beautiful shirt, and your whole outfit works together so well! Love the docs too

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  6. Handmade clothes are wonderful. CUSTOM handmade clothes are the absolute end. You look great! You bring the color to that all-black look, DK.

    Best wishes for better health.

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  7. We need more male bloggers like you! I am trying to get my boyfriend to do it, but he hasn't budged so far. =/

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  8. you always look so great, and i agree with tokyostargirl TIME TO CONVERT!

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  9. you wear your docs looovely!

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  10. beautiful top and scarf.
    i hope you're feeling better soon!

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  11. the kaftan is perfect. you pulled off the neww look of black perfectly.

    *healthy wishes * * *

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  12. Thanks, I always appreciate your feedback on my "looks" du jour. =]

    You wear the all black ensemble quite well. I adore the scarf. It was the perfect touch. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the other outfit. No rush. You can take your time. And it was just a suggestion. Don't want to seem pushy.

    Hoping your start to the new year has been a lovely one, Dap! =]

    xxx

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  13. How funny: I've been trying to AVOID wearing colorless outfit, and you've been trying to make yourself don all black. A very striking ensemble indeed, and that scarf looks like softness embodied.

    Additionally, I had "Read My Mind" on pretty much constant repeat last year this time. Have you seen the video? Love it to pieces.

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  14. You look great (even in black and sick).

    xoxo

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  15. mmm im still half way through getting over my infatuation with black on black! its a hard habit to break...
    you look brilliant, i love the detailling on the tunic :)
    x

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  16. The kaftan is lovely and how nice to have something made for you like that! Usually I don't like to wear all-black either but sometimes it's just the mood that you're in! Sorry to hear about your health, I hope the situation improves for you soon, Char x

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  17. Hello there :)

    The Stiletto Effect has a new home.

    Can you please change your link to www.thestilettoeffect.com

    Thanks a lot

    xoxo
    Su

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  18. I wish I looked as good as you when I'm sick, dear.
    You pull off the all black look very well - I adore your scarf and tunic.
    I hope you feel better soon!
    xo

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  19. Gah I really really really NEED some docs right away. I prefer muted shades to pops of colour, I really need to work on that. Your looking fab xx

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  21. What a great top-- I'd love to wear it myself, belted at the waist, with a dark brown leather belt.

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  22. The docs are great and you make Kaftans look so good!

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  23. I love handmade things, they're so special.

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  24. I have an enormous collection of Kashmiri shawls. So chic. LLGxx

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  25. The scarf is my favorite of the whole look.

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  26. I love the top ....how awesome is your mother?

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  27. That outfit is great. And do I spy a vinyl toy???
    P.S. I hope you start feeling better soon.

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  28. I didn't notice. I hope you feel better all the same though.
    I know what it'a like to get sick often.

    Love the outfit. When I was younger I was the opposite, and very rarely wore color. Now though I'm getting to the point where I'll spice up and outfit with a bright red Cardigan, or electric blue skinnies.

    Also, I've fallen in love with those shoes. <3

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  29. handmade items are awesome!! and love the dunny!

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  30. (Hope you feel better soon!)

    I am a huge fan of black ensembles and I love this look on you. I also think you have the best shoe collection ever :)

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