13 Beaches

props to mahalakshmi, for these aesthetically pleasing clicks!!!!!!

how !!!! long !!! has !!!! it !!!! been !!!! i'm super stoked to be back with this look and i really hope you enjoy it as much as i did creating it.

so far, this year has been that of introspection and self-growth and i'm extremely grateful for it having been so. i practiced meditation every night, took care of my skin and hair religiously (look at the length we have here!) and kept myself hydrated. smack in the middle of all this, a few days prior to this shoot, lana del rey dropped her album (lust for life), which inspired a lot of these pictures and ultimately, the title of this post too.

i'm wearing a tank top from pull&bear with a pair of mom jeans that i recently purchased from forever 21. i paired this with a pair of laced up boots from call it spring.

the eye makeup was last minute and it was entirely experimental. you'll need a pale pink shade as a base and then it's pretty much all about layering and blending – as is the case for any smokey, messy, grungy look. go for an orange transition shade as your crease color and a chocolate brown in the outer corner of your eye. BLEND AWAY. i used my l'oréal la palette in ombrée and colourpop eyeshadow palette in chic-y to get this look. for lipstick, i wore speed dial by colourpop (which, i think i'm running out of lol.)

yeah, that's about it. the title of this post is borrowed from one of my favorite tracks off the album. 13 beaches talks about lana escaping the paparazzi at the beaches and how it took her thirteen beaches to finally find one that's empty, eventually setting her free. this year has done me just that. it has helped me come to terms with a lot of who i am. i walked away from things that no longer served me in any way. i grew out my locks. stayed up multiple times at an hour when everyone was asleep. just because, in lana's own words, "i've been dying for something real." and i may have found it after all this while, in my solitude. my 13th beach.


Swoon Over My Lace Up Boots

QUICK POST!!!!!!!!!

Also, mad love for my photographer, Aalia Ahmed.

The past couple of weeks have been pretty rough hence I’ve sort of resumed listening to grunge. 

On this day, I rolled out of bed with unkempt hair (as I always do), literally just picked up a crop top from Zara that’d been lying around for a while. The flannel that I’m wearing is from American Eagle Outfitters. Layer all you want basically. I’d have thrown an oversized cardigan on top of this if I’d had the time lol. 

I went with minimalistic makeup: just a bold color for the lips and plenty of my favorite maybelline spider lash effect mascara for the eyes. 

For me, my favorite piece from this shoot is my lace up ankle boots that is essential to any grunge themed look I sport. 

That’s all for now! 



Day One

More often than not, I wake at 5 to my rather dull mornings. On these days, I spend a considerate amount of time putting an outfit together and somehow, this has repeatedly worked wonders for me. I’m less groggy and cranky after having dressed this way, even if it includes just rolling up the sleeves of my favorite band’s t-shirt, a pair of ripped jeans and some chunky Splash jewelry.

I can’t recall the exact moment I considered documenting all my bad days and the outfits I chose to wore on those days. Fashion has become my coping mechanism of sorts over the course of this past year. And once I’d picked up the necessary courage to plonk myself down before my computer and put myself out there, I composed this.

Huge shout out to my immensely talented friend, Saurav Prabhu for these lovely photographs from a shoot that was only 20 minutes long.

I hope you guys enjoy this space as much as I did creating it.

Until next time,

This look was heavily inspired by Alizeh, Anushka Sharma’s character in the movie, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.




I’ve got a subtle smokey going on; a brown shadow on the lid, smudged kohl close to my lash line which is smoked out into the outer corner of my eye. This is only my recreation of the eye makeup look Alizeh is seen wearing in legit every scene and I love how this came out for a first try.

Remember: kajal/kohl is KEY to this look.










Alizeh’s style is very edgy and she’s seen bravely sporting bright red kurtis with ripped jeans and whatnot. I decided to pair my black sheer shirt, with these extremely comfy printed pants from Forever 21 and a denim shirt from American Eagle Outfitters. For shoes, I went with my nude Steven Madden’s, to soften the entire vibe to this look.



To complete this look, silver chunk jewelry is a 10/10 must-have. If you’ve ever wanted to show off your nose ring or your favorite pair of jhumkas while wearing denim,¬†now is the time.

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