Month: Feb 2016

Walking The Sensory Tightrope | Sheela Writes

Walking The Sensory Tightrope

Fragrance can be a heady force It evokes memories, triggers longings Conveys who you are   Why the reference to acrobatic manoeuvres, you ask? Think of it this way.  Finding a fragrance which speaks most accurately of your personality is, well, akin to walking a tightrope.  It requires perfect balance.  A slight misstep and it’s literally downhill from there.  Spray too little and you’re nothing more than a barely-there wallflower of a scent, nondescript, forgettable, easily missed. Spray too much and you’ll give everyone within a 10 feet radius (1) a migraine; (2) nausea; and/or (3) a reason to strike you off their Christmas list, permanently. No, I’m no expert in the language of scent literacy.  Quite the contrary.  You see, when I became pregnant in 1999, I developed the most violent aversion and reaction to all forms of smells ranging from perfumes to candles, potpourris to essential oils, and everything in between, including laundry detergents and creams.  A mere whiff and I would gag.  Turn green. And, inevitably, vomit. You can, therefore, imagine my …

In A 70s Groove

I’m a 70s child, baby. And I’m not afraid to show the world.   As clearly evident on numerous runways, the 70s movement has been steadily gaining trajectory for several seasons now.  From Gucci to Céline to Valentino, we’ve been privy to all forms of silhouettes and shapes harking back to that era.  Be they platforms or stacked heels and fringe; loud prints or big floppy hats, clothes (and accessories) were happy statements, blissful even, peppered with a touch of whimsy.  Designers paraded delectable hues from every single colour on the palette, ranging from riotous to confectionery, with pinks dominating the scene (Rose Quartz, hello). Incidentally, if it does appear as though links abound in this post, they do.  There are just so many wondrous things I must share with you today. In a world which has become increasingly tumultuous and erratic, it’s perfectly understandable why we seek joy from all avenues, and how that desire extends to the garments we wear, the accessories we choose, the lifestyles we pursue.  It’s equally easy to see why …

A Red Carpet Rebel

If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not Jumpsuits are here to stay, Wonder no more, my stylish friend   Formerly the exclusive territory of toddlers, auto mechanics and clowns, jumpsuits have become what was once unthinkable – a wardrobe staple.  A sales booster.  A moneymaking machine across all price points and brands.  What’s all the fuss about this relatively odd wunderkind of clothing, you ask? Here’s my take. A really cool thing about onesies is you can embrace the high-low method of dressing, as in, dress them up or go casual.  Stilettos or brogues.  Either heel height wears beautifully with the jumpsuit, making it an outfit in one.  Making life so much easier for those of us completely strapped for time (read: all of us). Call it lazy dressing.  Convenience.  Time-saver. Call it whatever. The jumpsuit is a no-brainer for the modern woman. Jumpsuits successfully combine elegance and effortlessness – two very difficult aspects to pull of, and, in truth, the perfect combination for event dressing.  In fact, it’s that effortless quality which …