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Style Destino is my personal style space bout cruelty-free and vegetarian style. Fashion is not above someone's life and it is irresponsible when someone makes a fashion choice that involves taking a poor animal's life. I believe in style that has a conscience. We are in 21st century where technology has advanced immensely, there are myriad options available and any person with a desire can make things happen. So it is sheer selfishness and irresponsible behaviour when people make unethical fashion choices. Through StyleDestino I share everything cruelty-free and ethical in my style. I do not use any handbags, shoes or accessories made from leather (animal skin), the make-up I use is also vegetarian and cruelty free. Luxury and compassion can coexist stylishly and Style Destino is an attempt to prove just that. Vegan fashion is not about dowdy clothes, cheap bags, or tawdry shoes. I can just easily be vegan and trot in my Olsen heels, sporting a Stella McCartney luxurious vegan handbag while showing off my red lips painted with OCC lip tar!! I travel the world around and never find dearth of stylish, high quality vegetarian fashion.

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Connecting the dots




A beautiful Sunday sunset by the beach ................


I am getting dotty...

Sumptuous dots have always been my favourites in the print department. And last summer when I could not find one piece of polka-dot clothing that I could fit into, it led to a huge craving of dots. Result?? In the last few months, I amassed a sizeable collection of everything dotty, picking them up mindlessly but not without the intent of wearing them in loads come sun, snow or rain.

And true to my resolution....
When the punch of spring spirit struck me this Sunday, I decided to get smack bang into my dots. Whether it was the boredom of Sunday or an itch for adventure, I don't know, but I let loose of my experimental side. It was time to mix things up and kick out the boring, so I shoved two dotty items into one outfit. A delicious tangerine polka-dot top connected dots with smaller polka-dots on a chocolatey brown skirt over which I threw in my favourite gold glasses (you can't do without them on a sunny beach), borrowed shiny polki bracelet from mom's closet and of course couldn't have done without those nude slingbacks.

Without sounding like a bit of a narcissist, I must say, I was quite pleased with myself.





Courtesy sunlight, this shot looks like just coming out from a 70s movie. So retro that my outfit looks almost vintage (oh I so loathe even the idea of wearing vintage clothes. Just the thought of wearing someone else's hands-me-down, no matter how valuable, simply repulses me).






Love how my ensemble's earthy palette is blending so well with the nature.



 



Massimo Dutti Top, Sinéquanone Skirt, Carvela Shoes, Diamond Polki Bracelet, Louis Vuitton Sunglasses 


yayoiThese dots remind me of 78-year old, polka-dot obsessed, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (right). Yayoi has an unusual talent that yields beautiful dots which she exhibits through her art.I stumbled on Yayoi's work on internet and was completely gobsmacked at how she transformed the simple dots into a piece of desirable art.  One of her recent exhibits ‘The Obliteration Room’ at Queensland Art Gallery in Australia took my breath away. She created an interactive children's project, which started with a plain white all-white space with regular domestic interior eventually turning into a masterpiece of colourful polka dots in a few weeks. Sheer genius!!!   

   



 It is just so fascinating!!!!

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Location is : Balraj Sahani Marg, Novotel Hotel, Juhu Beach, Mumbai

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36 comments:

  1. Wow,

    Luv d look, retro n classy..... D bangle n glares r ma hunts now..If I m able to affors ie... N d top is another thing to look out for

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  2. This is a very pretty outfit, I'm also in love with polka dots! Really like your bag as well!

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    1. Hey Gagan!!! isnt polka dots a wonderful print

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  3. wow! good job mixing polka dots like that! I'm terrible when it comes to mixing prints! I need your pointers!

    www.theShopaholic247.com

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    1. Hey CY, thats so sweet of you to saw that :)

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  4. I have been following your blog for some time now..and i think this is one of your best post. The write up is very fresh and quirky. And you look fantastic. I think the colors of polka dots that you have mixed are very varied and yet very together. Good job. xoxo

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  5. I have been following your blog for some time now..and i think this is one of your best post. The write up is very fresh and quirky. And you look fantastic. I think the colors of polka dots that you have mixed are very varied and yet very together. Good job. xoxo

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  6. I am in love with your mixing of polka-prints - I must say, one of the best ones I've seen :)
    Good going !

    http://www.sunkissed-style-file.blogspot.com

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  7. Your bag is sooo perfect !!! Where did you get it from??
    Electra xx

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    1. Hey Electra, thanks :). Its actually my mom's, am not quite sure where'd she get it from.

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  8. It looks fantastic!!! Love the way you mixed the dots!!
    De
    http://blog101.com.br

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  9. Such a cute outfit!! I love that you kept the shoes and bag simple, so all the attention is on those little dots!!

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    1. hey there, thanks for ure lovely comment. Nice of u to have noticed the detailing :)

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  10. I love your outfit.. mixing of polka dot prints is fabulous!

    ♥ www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

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  11. love the color and the polka dots!
    cute!
    Btw, you ve been tagged. check out my blog.
    http://bindigasm.blogspot.in/2012/03/oopsi-got-tagged.html

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    1. Hey Pranita, thanks for ure feedback :). And thanks for the tag

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  12. ahh gotta love polka dots!
    great post!

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

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  13. Love how you mixed too different sized polka dot prints so well! Looking gorgeous! :)

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  14. HI Dear,
    I like your blog very much... is very, very coollll...
    Thanks for your visit in my blog.
    Come back again!
    Kisses,
    Lou

    my blog (brazilian) www.louloumodapraia.blogspot.com

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  15. Hey , lovin the polka dots and how well you pet it all together!! I love that bracelet as well! Polki seems to be very hot right now!
    Couture Bano
    http://couturebano.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hey Bano, thanks for your feedback :) That bracelet is my mom's

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    1. Hey Elle, thanks for such a wonderful feedback

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  17. your bag is really cute :)

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the art mixed with your fashion post!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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