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grana silk holiday dress

holiday fashion guide for the minimalist

Snowflakes drop heavily against the darkened NYC skyline, then flitter away suddenly with each breath of wind. White lines the window sills and rooftops. The sky is darkened, yet somehow spirits are light. Twinkling lights from street to the highest high rise, the shops have begun their elaborate display of Christmas. A tree every-other door, ornaments dangling from store windows tantalizing passerbys with an overwhelming urgency for shopping. Restaurant windows glow with a warm light and scene of smiling faces toasting to the day, a most welcoming sight from the cold of the streets. Visitors and NY locals alike flood the streets, bundled in down coats with hoods up, rushing to find the last items from their holiday list. It’s Christmas in New York, the most magical time of year. I’ve never been one for much holiday decorations, but I must say, it’s a beautiful sight to behold. It’s as if the world for a moment forgets the harsh cold of winter – warmed by thoughts of family and festivities to come. And so many …

silk layers

something silk

Summer’s long gone and the craving for cozy has already started to set in. Chili has been on the menu twice this week, and evenings become a race to get home before dark. The moon that used to look friendly and cool has darkened to a cold foreboding stare. In search for the little comforts in life, we find ourselves groping for anything that has brought us relief in years past. Thick socks, riding boots, and dare I say… pumpkin spice latte. Yup… it’s happening. But not all the days a icy and unwelcoming. The east coast has still gifted us with a few days of lingering sun, and the moments between the contrast call for one solution – silk. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | grey silk cami c/o:GRANA | grey silk coordi joggers c/o:GRANA | grey cashmere cardigan c/o:GRANA | swan ring c/o:AURUM JEWELRY | cross diamond ring c/o:SQUAREGAL | grey marble bag c/o:CAFUNE | loafers c/o:NAKED FEET Silk has a way of caressing the skin and creating a sense of warmth and …

satin wrap dress

slip into sweet serenity

Staring into the blushing skyline as the sun begins to rise, taking that first sip of something warm on a cold day, having 5 minutes to do absolutely nothing… what helps you to slip into sweet serenity? At the beginning of this year, I set out to achieve a simple goal, but one that can be impossible for some people to find – happiness. And with a corner smile, I left the pursuit of what some people consider the pathway to happiness – money, success, titles. Instead, it was time to cut the chase. Since then, I’ve found that it’s the simplest things in life that bring happiness. A sunny day when the forecast calls for rain, someone who remembers exactly how you take your coffee, a reunion with a friend you haven’t seen in weeks. Happiness comes in all forms, what’s important is that you take the time to appreciate those sweet moments of serenity. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | satin wrap dress c/o:SIMPLE RETRO | crossbody bag c/o:HIELEVEN | pink pumps …

minimalist fashion open to interpretation

The art of interpretation is both a beautiful and malicious thing. Every set of eyes sees the world in a different way. Some seeing the troubles and complications in live – others seeing beauty in even the darkest moments. It’s easy to get lost in your own line of sight, but one who can see from many perspectives is able to tap into worlds that can transform the way we see, think and believe. And whether those directions are right or wrong, that shift in direction acts as a catalyst into the co-existing lives around us. It’s kind of like modern art. Everyone who looks at the strokes and colors on the canvas see something different, and that’s what makes it beautiful. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | minimalist silk crop c/o:TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE | minimalist silk trouser c/o:TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE | lava stone earrings c/o:EVERY MONDAY | stack rings c/o:EVERY MONDAY That is exactly what I like about Too Damn Expensive (and no I’m not talking about price tag). It’s a line …

nude

Good morning and happy Saturday. Just a quicky post of today’s morning ritual. VA has been blessed with 70’s and sunny this nearly holiday weekend. And despite the weather, Christmas has come early! Spending the quiet hours of the morning sorting through goodies, setting up the TV’s new sound system,  and listening to Elvis’ Christmas CD… who else but #theking photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | pj set c/o:ADORE ME | natural skincare c/o:NUDE | chain bracelet c/o:FOXY ORIGINALS | geo ring c/o:FOXY ORIGINALS | bralette c/o:ADORE ME And speaking of early Christmas, so excited for this gift set from NUDE. True story: I was cleaning out my sample drawer. You know, the one stocked courtesy of Sephora… holding tiny viles of perfumes you’ll never wear and cremes for every inch of your body possibly imaginable. Amongst those, stood out a completely empty purple vile of cleansing oil. I had kept it intending to order the full size, but apparently it had gotten lost along the way. And yes you’ve guessed correctly, it was from NUDE! Love them because their formulas are all-natural, and …