East Meets West

white generation dress - chartreuse Khadee bag - navy River Island pants
White dress – Generation
Stripy leggings – River Island
Denim Flats – Khussa Mahal 

Proof I use my hands too much in speech

Blue bracelet – vintage shop
Cuff – vintage antique
Necklace – Vintage shop
Perusing contents of clutch
Stripy scarf – Generation
Denim clutch bag – Khaadi

Hello my lovely readers! How are you all today on this glorious evening? A quick update on my life:

  • I have recently been trying really hard to be incredibly amazing at chess. I have improved, sort of.
  • There was an article released just today about me in the newspaper, talking of my recent shoe collection début and my knowledge of the fashion industry. It had me blushing.
  • I have rekindled my love for denim.
  • I have grown an unlikely obsession with the classical music genre. I will talk of that in a later post, however.

I am British born with roots all over the east. Growing up, I loved the cultural aspects of the world; the different fashions and traditions fascinated me. I honestly very much dislike the idea of only embodying fashions from one culture, no matter where you are from; I believe we should embody as much as we can, experience as much as we can to be discover who we truly are.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

Whilst looking at a copy of the Khaadi SS12 lookbook, I was instantly inspired by the white dresses, brightened with pops of neon colour splashed everywhere but the dress. I took a leaf out of the Khaadi lookbook and took my own spin on the trend. I picked out the white Generation dress with intricate lace detailing and added some colour with nautical striped leggings. I satisfied my rekindled obsession for denim with an oversized denim clutch bag and matching denim flats.

I must mention briefly the antique silver cuff I wear in this outfit. It a family heirloom which has been passed down through generations dating right back to the Mughal empire! I have an obsession with the Mughal empire; everything they did just fascinated me, and do not get me started on their stunning jewellery!

Perhaps this outfit is not everybody’s exact cup of tea, but I feel extremely lucky to be able to express myself  through embodying clothing from lots of different cultures. I very strongly recommend you all to try something like this, whether it be stemmed from Mongolian tribes or Russian dolls; all that really matters is embracing different cultures and letting it express who you are.

That’s my idea of fashion, the ideal form of expression.

Love from,

Miss Iffa



  1. kb
    February 23, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    love this! cant wait till i can start wearing stuff like this in summer. Thank you also for your really, really lovely comment on my blog, you made my day! lovely girl 🙂 x

  2. Maria
    February 24, 2012 / 12:17 am

    Oooh! I'm very much loving the cuff! Antique jewellery always looks so precious ^_^

  3. Fida Bosu
    February 24, 2012 / 2:00 am

    I love the denim flats and denim clutch!! I'm a denim lover.. and congrats on newspaper article about you!! ;)I'm your new follower ;)xoxo

  4. Francesca Giusti
    February 24, 2012 / 9:04 am

    love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :Dkisseshttp://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

  5. Lyosha
    February 24, 2012 / 11:15 am

    love the outfit! it look superb! very pretty bag and the dress… oh, the dress! I'd love to have one in my closet!I also love your make up and your face is very pretty!LyoshaInside and Outside BlogP.S. following you now! you have a fab blog

  6. HijabRevival..
    February 24, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    lovely and chic!! xx seyma

  7. ** Frock and Kohl **
    February 24, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Love those leggings and bag! Interesting write up too.x

  8. The Delhi fashion blogger
    February 24, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    i just found your blog , and ohmygod i LOVE it !!! i am such a sucker for vintage things , i try to save my jewelry so my great great granddaughters can feel the same 😉

  9. Sit Norhajjar
    February 24, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    I love the way you blog 🙂

  10. Stylish By Nature
    February 24, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    Love this fusion look…Thanx for your lovely comment…I am happy to follow you back 🙂 However, I am unable to see you under my GFC gang :((♡ StylishByNature.com

  11. M.W.
    February 24, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    aw thank you for the comment on my blog. yes the purple is hard to take care of because I have to redye it every month..

  12. LUAR
    February 25, 2012 / 3:10 am

    Beautiful! The clutch is amazing :)Thank you for your kind comment, you are lovely!from LUARx

  13. Isha
    February 25, 2012 / 8:00 am

    Hey! U have a beautiful blog! :)Welcome me as ur new follower!Do drop by mine too, sometimeFollow it if u like.Lovehttp://jiisha.blogspot.in

  14. yiqin;
    February 25, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    omg you look so good <3

  15. Jenny
    February 25, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    cute <33

  16. Sarah
    February 25, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    congrats on the newspaper article! and i love your outfit for sooo many reasons. i love how you used the white shirt as an empty pallette with all those amazing accessories!! that clutch is soo pretty :)http://sarahriaz.blogspot.com/

  17. Ayantika
    February 26, 2012 / 7:43 am

    ohhh lovely fusion work….love your expression too !! <3btw you look really cute !!XXhttp://bongsbelleza.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-this-kolaveri-di.html

  18. The Midwest Muse
    February 27, 2012 / 3:17 am

    I love your dress! You look wonderful.

  19. dArk AnGeL....!!!
    February 27, 2012 / 4:57 am

    i am so much in love with that denim clutch of yours… the way you have worked on the entire fusion look is quite impressive,Kudos! to you on being published :)went through a couple of articles, very intriguing is the east-meets-west thread that connects all your pieces together 🙂 Good Job! you won yourself a new follower :)X0X0IP!

  20. The Co.
    February 27, 2012 / 10:28 am

    Love the outfit! Its perfectionWe are now following you on Bloglovin ! Hope you follow back!The Fashion Codehttp://thefashionco.blogspot.in/

  21. Poorva Janbandhu
    February 27, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I'm in love with your accessories! <3 And that clutch is so out of the world :)) And yes, great to meet fellow Indian bloggers indeed! :DxxStyle Spectrum

  22. June
    February 29, 2012 / 9:46 am

    I love how to have mixed the looks up! I'm always very skeptical of Indian styles (though I'm Indian… maybe because it doesnt look too good on me)but I love how you've done itxxhttp://junebiswas.blogspot.com

  23. famoody
    February 29, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?Agnes

  24. Shah Kay
    March 1, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Wow that cuff is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm in love! I've actually seen a gold cuff with blue pieces on it in new look, but it was so bold and shiny- i knew it had potential but something was wrong with it, the fact that it's not a vintage heirloom! Lol ;). Beautiful. x

  25. The Foolish Aesthete
    March 2, 2012 / 12:04 am

    I just love your premise of East meets West, precisely because I come from the same mishmash of backgrounds around the world. And how wonderful to have a piece from the Mughal Empire! I saw the exhibit "Maharaja" at the Asian Art Museum and was astounded by the beauty of these ornate pieces from the past. What a treasure to have a personal link to it. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, and I would be honored to be on your Link List!www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

  26. Jessica Cai
    March 2, 2012 / 2:50 am

    "That's my idea of fashion, the ideal form of expression." Perfect description! I feel the same way 🙂 Love your accessories too!-Jesswww.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

  27. Pranita
    March 2, 2012 / 11:34 am

    U look lovely and the leggings are A-mazing! love them!<3congrats for the article!thanks for visiting! connected to you now!Like me here :)Love from Bindigasm

  28. allie
    March 5, 2012 / 1:06 am

    love the blue cuffs<#

  29. kuheli
    March 22, 2012 / 7:13 am

    thanks for your comment..its made my day..nice blog u have here..loved the look and all the accessories, esp the clutch and the cuff u wer wearing.. 🙂

  30. Kiran
    April 9, 2012 / 6:43 am

    You are stunningly beautiful! I love your quirky style 🙂

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