Date: 3rd – 6th August
Finally, Krakow in summer, the weather was scorching but worth going to see the city in the sunshine. I was there to catch up with a friend and I had a lovely time going around. We went to the salt time and Auschwitz as well. Auschwitz isn’t a typical tourist attraction due to the historical significance attached to it but it is worth going to realise its sheer scale and how cruel humanity can get which should never be repeated. The Salt mine was quite an interesting tour, about 135ft underground, it was fascinating to see the chapel underground with its salt sculptures and chandeliers.
This was my second time in the city and the one thing I always go for when am here are the sweets, I had too many dessert but it’s fun to indulge. This wouldn’t be last time in Poland because I still have to visit Warsaw and the Tatras, so until next time, this pictures would see me through.
I grew up in Nepal and for us, clothes were not worn for fashion, we bought our clothes to last until we grew out of it or it was unmendable but my mum used to dress me and my sister in a twin set look- colourful mismatch combinations which I surely would love to wear now. Past our twin set look, my sister geared towards tomboyish looks while I clinged to those princess dresses, it was the time when I was heavily influenced by Andersen’s fairy tales. I would always ask her to buy me dresses whenever we used to go clothes shopping and I adore those dresses, I still have the netted multi-colour one which everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. I am grateful that my mum instilled in me the joy of dressing up and being comfortable with what you wear, you make mistakes along the way, my teen goth phase is always talked about but that would be for some other time and I am sure I didn’t save any photos from that time. These princess dresses gave me bouts of happiness as a little girl not only because how I felt in them but also because of the memory associated with it, visit to the zoo, grandma house, my birthday, our family picnic. It’s making me question the amount of clothes I have nowadays and fast fashion in general, do my clothes tell a story? Does it invoke in me the same happiness as these dresses did? I can honestly tell about half of them don’t, I might not have worn most of them more than twice anyways. Ok, this post is kind of ending in a dark epiphany, I might have to rethink my wardrobe choices now…. but anyways do share your fashion story if you have any, what did you like to wear when you were young?
Gray Loco Concert at Troxy, London
If you don’t know yet, my taste in music is eclectic to describe it in a good way. I’ll listen to everything from bollywood, pinoy pop, reggaeton to korean hip hop. Kpop is a big thing nowadays but for me, I have always been an avid listener of their hip hop genre. It all started when I stumble on to Gray ‘Just do it’, its musical beats is addictive plus the lyrics is highly encouraging if you look at its translation, it was my anthem during a stressful time 2 years ago and guess who was featured on it, none other than Loco so it has come full circle when I got to see them play live last weekend. Even though I don’t understand the language, its not hard to appreciate their musical talents, the beats they produce and how they come up new musical style everytime they release a song. Their live was impressive, the flow of music, the energy & I couldn’t stop smiling, it was a perfect summer night (I insta story all the best bits above ). If you don’t know them yet, here have a listen, I’ve put some of my favourite songs into a playlist >
Top: top & bottom from Zara, belt from Stradivarius and the tote bag from Cultbeauty
Bottom: top from Yesstyle, bottom from Monki
just a filler outfit post because I am currently busy with AW18 launch at work & that involves lot of data, data and data plus with the summer commute (that involves loads of delays), my mind needs a rest. I am currently trying to just connect with friends and go out as much as I can before the summer time ends. Hit me up if you want to catch up..
Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier Exhibition at the Design Musuem
Until 7th October 2018
I like going to exhibition especially fashion ones and the Alaia exhibition at the design musuem didn’t disappoint. This was a collaboration between Mark Wilson and the man himself, Azzedine Alaia before his death on November 2017 and it shows on the display, the layout, the screen and every dress shown. Its immaculate with about 60 garments in display and every one of them shows a story from the bandage dress, the corset belt to the perforated leather. It was great to see them up close, the labor it went through, the craftsmanship, everything is so detailed that you kind of question whether perfection does exist. I’ll let the images do the talking but its a different feel to see them in person so if you are ever stuck on what to do in London and need a bit of fashion inspiration, head out to see the exhibition or the museum itself, it’s gonna be a treat either way.
Honestly, not a lot of make up, more like an old lady pouch to carry my pills and balm. So, here it goes:
- Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist: It’s a facial mist to refresh your face throughout the day. I usually use it during the summer as a moisturiser and has a lovely smell, so doubles up as a scent.
- Hycosan Extra Eye Drops: I suffer from really dry eyes due to working with screens all day long & this was recommended by my optometrist. It is on the pricey side but it works well for me without it being irritated and is easy to use rather than other ones.
- White Musk Smoky Rose Eau De Toilette: Got this as a gift so using it till it finishes.
- Aromatherapy Head Ease Roll On: I got my friend a stress ease one & she loved it, so I got one myself for my headache during the day. Its effective and soothing.
- Nuxe Lip Balm: This cost about £9 but it is the most moisturizing lip balm I have ever own. This is my second pot and the first one last me for about a year or so, it is worth it if you are not prone to losing stuff.
- Tiger Balm: I am that Asian lady that would hand this over to you if get any pain. I never go anywhere without this, I use it for my headache, stomachache, muscle pain, apparently any kind of ailment.
- Plasters: Handy when trying to break new shoes 🙂
- Sanitary Pads: A necessity, I used to shy away from showing this around but nowadays, I ain’t bothered.
- Missha All Around Sun Block: You always need to carry a sunscreen around. This is one of my favourites because it leaves your skin dewy and it doesn’t leave a white cast.
- Medicines: I told you am an old person, I carry all kinds of pills, gaviscon for indigestion, paracetamol for headache, ibuprofen for pain relief. I try not to rely on them too much but when the pain threshold reaches its limit then, I’ll take whatever.
As I told you I don’t carry a whole lot of makeup, these are my day to day stuff for work – I’ll carry the odd lipstick or my CC cream occasionally but that’s it. Let me know if you have any essentials for your makeup bag.
June was kind of a rushed month, my closest friend got married and the temperature soared up. The wedding was gorgeous but I would like to keep that memories to myself. I was also practising for the surprise wedding dance and was going back and forth with work. I have been tired lately due to my hour long commute back & forth & to be honest, I have been lazy and unmotivated by lot of things. I’ll be getting back into the blog this month but am struggling with content. I’ll think of something creative, until then, catch up with you later.