My over-sized (Shikari Shambu) shorts. I was brimming with happiness and immense satisfaction when I first found it. Just about a week before I purchased them, I had to attend an event so I was discussing my outfit with a friend and telling her about my crazy urge to wear a pair of crisp over sized tailored shorts in white (inclined towards the designs of Derek Lam and Stella McCartney oh how I wish) and pair it up with a sleeveless blazer, belt it up, yadda yadda yadda. Now that would be friggin' ace. Ah. I wore the outfit only in mind, of course. The Universe was probably conspiring to help me chance on one and so I did. Not crisp, white and tailored like those of the aforementioned designers but good enough to make a happy Rinchen. The cut out silk top had been lying in my closet since December 2011 when I got it from Plum For Polly along with my JC Zoe's. Now I had to force myself to wear these as soon as the weather got warm. Because a.) I paid a good $45-50 for the shirt and now I find similar ones on numerous sites for not more than $15-20. Gah, I hate when this happens. The same feeling you get when you go back to a store during sales to find something for just half the price you purchased it. That! And b.) I had to pay 95% customs for the package. That would be till date the worst experience of shopping online. I literally wanted to tear apart the pot-bellied, arrogant, merciless officer's face at the customs office. India and the bureaucracy in Government offices can test your patience at a whole new level.
Getting back, these are pictures from the afternoon at Twist. [Details here]
Imsu, Lesly and me took pictures for each other and we sort of created our little own paparazzi in that narrow passage; the Canon's and Nikon's at their best. Renee was there at the store too and I met her for the first time though it felt like I'd known her for ages. If you read someone's blog constantly, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Rohini and Srish were also present at the event. It was nice meeting people and it was equally fun sitting by the corner table relishing the prawns, cheese cubes et al.
My exams are around the corner, recklessly haunting me every second. Other than that, I've been cleaning out my closet [yea, in Eminem's tone] since I have to shift to another part of the city. Got lots of new tops, dresses, bags and shoes which have been lying idle and I've decided they need to be with other people who'd make better use of them. Be on the lookout, the Blog Shop will get updated soon.