The P&P Project

But Mostly, I Flutter.



The Birds

Fall 2011 Runways
Top Row, L To R: Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Yigal Azrouël, Naeem Khan
Second Row, L To R: Oscar De La Renta, Prabal Gurung, Monique Lhuillier, Emilio Pucci

Photo Credit: OneIndia, Rediff, IMDB, Style.Com

Don’t Like Doughnuts? Don’t Think I Can Trust You!


I love this Ashish for Topshop sweatshirt. Anything that reminds one of Simpsons, cops, Eighties (hello Flashdance!), bubblegum and glazed goodness all rolled into one should be Loved. And only loved.

Also, remember the bow that stirred up all sorts of noise for Tavi Gevinson last year? No? I almost forgot too but strangely this sweatshirt reminds me of it.

In my head, I am the girl wearing that hat with this sweatshirt laughing at all the cool kids while sitting in a corner at The Peach Pit.

Doughnut Sweat by Ashish

Who Doesn’t Love A Lady In A Tutti-Frutti Hat?


I have Carmen Miranda on my mind today.

Also, I want a t-shirt that says Bananas Is My Business (No Rachel Zoe, you may not have it).

And, I want to steal Anna’s hats. All of them. So very badly.

(Anna Dello Russo In Alan Journo Hats!)

A fun montage. And don’t blame us if you have the song stuck in your head!

Carmen Miranda (Images via IMDB)

For a bit of Miranda in your closet…

(Stella McCartney Citrus Print Top, Charlotte Olympia Fruit Pumps, Kate Spade Lella Pineapple Clutch)

P.S If the title baffles you, go Here!

A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.*


I have never been one for make-up. As a woman of certain age and many vices, that perhaps shouldn’t be said so lightly (Hello concealer!), but it’s never been me. A bit of kohl, a dash of gloss and am ready for my big (any) moment really… I’d rather do color with my clothes/shoes/bags, and a mean mango margarita should the occasion present itself. However, lately that’s changed. Of course it did, you know it did, else this post wouldn’t be getting anywhere.

I find myself smitten by a very dramatic lip color, fuchsia. Against my skin tone, it absolutely pops. It’s loud, it’s gaudy and with all things slightly ugly, it’s arresting. I call it hooker-chic and damnit, am owning it!

And like me, Payal’s found her color du jour which happens to be orange. She’d write a (love) sonnet if she could. Oh the joys of color. Anyway, we are giddy like the girl who got to Barneys Warehouse Sale first. And before you go all jaded on us with a refrain of it’s sad really that a lipstick has you writing this… May I remind you, it’s so bloody fun!

Next, stop-in-your-tracks red for me, and a purple/black hell-yeah-this-will-make-you-stop-in-your tracks lippie for Payal. Gots to live a little, no?

* Dorothy Parker is it. Go google her if you don’t believe me.

Payal is wearing YSL’s Rouge Volupte Lipstick #14 Orange Shiver
Priyanka is wearing YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture #7 Le Fuchsia