Month: Nov 2014

A Month To Remember

November has been a brilliant month. So many lovely things have happened. My cousin-in-law, Nadia, visited from Rome and it was such a pleasure to see her again. She’s a gem. We made little trips to San Antonio, NASA as well as Old Town Spring to show her the Texan side of things. I also got to meet Rebecca Minkoff on the 21st and that was fairly surreal. What an amazing encounter. In my past, having worked in the luxury fashion and lifestyle sectors, I’ve been privileged to meet many international designers and I must say that Rebecca takes the crown in terms of being the most genuine. No airs whatsoever. This month also marked my first fashion show since moving to Houston 🙂 I was fortunate to have tickets to Night 3 of Fashion Houston 5 and attended it (fourth row from the front) with Eve. Unbelievable. I do realise you may have seen some of these photos already but hey, when epic things happen (of Herculean proportions, I might add), they’re worth repeating, …


I’ve always been an accidental photographer but of late, I find myself reaching purposefully for the camera. Pointing and focusing steadily, with conviction, with passion. I like that feeling. My interpretation of Angular, a shutterbug gig organised by the Daily Post team. Your thoughts? Love, Sheela

My Morning At The Farmer’s Market

There’s very little else that comes close to starting your weekend with a trip to the farmer’s market. Such a sight for sore eyes. Ever since my man and I started working out in earnest, we’ve tried very hard to eat only organic produce and, once in a while, indulge in a spot of farm to our table purchases. I mean, let’s be honest. All things found in a farmer’s market are grossly overpriced compared to their grocery store counterparts but that (apparently) comes with the au naturel tag. Grimacing wallets aside, we began our little walkabout with some munchies, but of course. Out of that fluorescent green and orange food truck comes the world’s most delicious BLT, the Pork Belly. I know it doesn’t look like much (and fyi, my husband and child just made fun of it, grr face), but trust me when I say it’s orgasmic. Those quiches in the first few pictures? Delish. Absolutely delish. Entertainment in the form of a travelling, bare-footed, Franciscan-friar-habit-wearing guy. If veggies were colours, these would …

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

When I first began submitting articles to the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) website for possible inclusion in its weekly round-up column, little did I imagine that three would be accepted, all in a row. I’m so thrilled and fortunate. This time, it’s the piece I wrote on imagination. Please have a read and let me know whether you agreed or disagreed with my viewpoints. It’s always lovely to have a conversation here 🙂 my article is #14 on the list but here’s a shortcut. Cozy & Chic For those of you in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! While we’re all laying around the house waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven, or rooting for their favorite dog to win the National Dog Show, or rooting for their favorite football team, or playing Just Dance on the Wii, just because we’re getting cozy today doesn’t mean we’re not chic. Cozy up to this week’s roundup and have a wonderful day! Links à la Mode: November 27th Anami Blog: How To Wear a Camel Coat …


One of those mornings wherein couture meets high street. A Forever21 Jacket cum Sweatshirt with Hoody is the perfect foil for a stop-in-your-tracks-and-drool sunset-esque Helmut Lang tank. Throw in some leggings. Military Green Suede with Leather Buckles and Wood Wedge Heel Slouchy Boots. Some hardware on the fingers and wrist (the Rose Gold piece to the right is a gift from Eve and the Gold piece to the left is from my friend, Sheryl) and a smile or two. And that bold cuff? A a beautiful concoction from Leona Edmiston. It’s plaid fabric laidover with effervescent Orange Swarovskis. This was my ensemble for a tour of duty in the hardware store. You know what I mean, the Sunday Manday gig. We went home with several lamps, a few lights for the driveway and a brand new double oven stove. Bliss. I suppose it wasn’t just a man day in the end. Love, Sheela