Monday, 24 December 2012


Now we all know that the fashion industry likes to stay five steps ahead of the world, which is why even though we're a day shy of good ol' Christmas, most fashion houses and brands have already introduced their pre-fall 2013 collections.

One such brand which has done so is the British brand Erdem, which I discovered on a Kate Middleton fashion blog of all places.

I must say that I've fallen in love with their sweet, floral pieces such as elegant, ladylike dresses and GOSH the most gorgeous shoes I've seen in a while. Take a look:

I must say that I was also significantly wowed by the Pre-Spring 2013 collection as well. It was fresh, full of beautiful simplistic pieces and contrasting intricate designs.

xoxo vami-kat

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Piece of Cake

Even though Converse is my shoe of choice, one cannot help but casually drool over Dolce & Gabbana's new platform "cake" heels.

This delectable confection comes in ebony white and L'adurée blue with a charming rosy design that resembles a cake.

However, 'this' cake is made of crystal leather and ceramic, with a resin platform. The 'cake decorations' are all marvelously hand-painted to perfection.

They do seem very Blair Waldorf don't they?
Now, I don't know about you but these are totally my style and if I could, I'd pair them with a lovely fifties dress á la Dior (if yours truly had some cash)  ;)

061 sweet couture

Image Source: The Beauty Gypsy

xoxo vami-kat

Friday, 21 December 2012

Seventeen Prom

I'm not a Shake It Up fan and god knows I don't really think about Zendaya or Bella Thorne..
But they do look good in the Seventeen Magazine Prom cover shoot. The dresses are bright and colourful (so they pack a real punch) and well, which girl can resist a beautiful dress?
They've got me dreaming about my own prom and making inpromptu dress designs in my head.

Here are the pictures:

xoxo vami-kat

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Looking for Alaska

Take note the next time you bring a book home, what it feels like before you open it and you settle down with the words. That moment before you begin reading, it's like standing on the edge of something great and new, a different world entirely or perhaps completely similar to your own. You are on the precipice of something possibly deeply exciting or enriching. You are about to plunge into a story, a life, that may change your views or your beliefs or perhaps shape you into a different being.
Now that you think about it, it's pretty amazing isn't it?

When people ask me, the self-confessed bookworm, why do you read so much, well, the answer is always the same.
To escape.
When reality seems overwhelming, when you look around and find yourself in a shroud of loneliness, all it takes is a book. Just a book.
It can be your friend, your companion or your key to a world where you can forget everything and be a fly on the wall in somebody else's life. Also, fictional characters turn out to be much better than real people. Less disappointing, you know? And much more relatable.

I found my favourite book a couple of weeks ago.

What's your favourite book? Now that's a question I liked to dodge, being never quite sure of my answer.
But now I know.
Why am I even talking about the moment before you open a book? It's because you never know. You never know when you might turn the page and discover that this is your favourite book. You never know how a book may affect you, make an impact, mold you into a different person.
You just never know.
Until you read it.

My favourite book is Looking for Alaska by John Green. I often try to explain why I love it so much but explaining why you love something or someone can prove to be quite difficult. The word 'love' itself cannot be explained. 
Anyways, here are some lines from the book which I consider to have made an impact on me.

  “The Great Perhaps was upon us, and we were invincible.

 “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.” 

 “Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.

 “At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.

 “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” 

 “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.

 I think she counted on me to be the one person who would always say and do the right things to help her, but I couldn’t.” 

 “Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.” 

"I never liked writing concluding paragraphs to papers - where you just repeat what you've already said with phrases like In summation and To conclude. I didn't do that. Instead, I talked about why I thought it was an important question. People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn't bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn't bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn't even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to."

How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?

You know, I consider Alaska Young to be my alter ego. The part of me that I somehow keep hidden and never show anybody else...I know, because as soon as I met her in the book, it felt like I already knew her.

I goddamn love this book to bits.
So I know you should read it.

xoxo vami-kat

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Piano

It wasn't meant to happen really.

My love for piano has grown.

xoxo vami-kat

Saturday, 15 December 2012

In My Absence...

Guys, what can I say?
Trying to blog halfway across the world on somebody else's laptop with a complete lack of inspiration is MUCH harder than I thought. So...

If you've been waiting this long for a post, thank you. You have the patience of a saint.
But I'm just here to remind you that even if this page feels a little empty of fresh posts, do not fear.

You can casually just check out my Tumblr because I'm posting on that several times EVERYDAY
Yes, that queue option is very handy.

Meanwhile, you can watch T-Swizzle's  new music video which is *quite* different

And can you believe she's dating Harry Styles?

xoxo vami-kat