If I could…

….I would dress like this everyday.

A bling bling roomy gold bag. The Fendi Matrioska Tote. Of which I have many lesser versions already.

Leopard print shoes. With kick ass heels. Christian Loubotin.

High waisted black skinny fits. J Brand Bardot.

And a simple black blouse.  Cavalli.

I’d like to think this is a look I work well. What’s your look?

About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral is the bestselling, award-winning author of ten books. She was a journalist at The Asian Age, The Times of India, features editor Cosmopolitan, India Cultural Lead and Trendspotter at Gartner Iconoculture, Senior Consultant at Vector Insights and Ideas Editor, SheThePeople.TV. She currently consults on independent research and media projects. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards for Literary Contribution in 2017. The Indian Council of UN Relations (ICUNR) with the Ministry of Women and Children, Govt of India, awarded her the International Women’s Day Award 2018 for excellence in the field of writing. Her novella, 'Saving Maya', was long-listed for the 2018 Saboteur Award, supported by the Arts Council of England in the UK. Her novels 'The Face At the Window’ and ‘Missing, Presumed Dead' were both long-listed for Jio MAMI Word to Screen, and ‘The Face at the Window’ was also shortlisted for the South Asian Film Festival 2019 . Her books include 'The Reluctant Detective', 'Once Upon A Crush', 'All Aboard', 'Karmic Kids-The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You', 'A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up', 'True Love Stories', 'Saving Maya' and ’13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting.’ She also has published short stories in various magazines, in acclaimed anthologies like Have A Safe Journey, Boo, The Best Asian Speculative Fiction, Magical Women and City of Screams.
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12 Responses to If I could…

  1. Suki says:

    What’s my look? Hmm… so far, I’d say a bright T-shirt/kurta, black jeans with a belt, and Converse-style shoes. Oh, and backpack. Not to forget the backpack 😀


  2. aneela says:

    i teach at uni and its winters where I am…as I have written elsewhere my mom thought that meant I was chanelling Ms Chandni in Main Hoon Na ..I thought I was very NY school (you know turtle neck sweater, dark jeans, tortoise shell glasses) till my mom showed me the mirror and said I was chanelling the ‘peela school’ government school teacher ( a breed that lives in small town Pakistan), thick shawl, sturdy shoes, soda bottle glasses on nose, shrill voice…sigh! I wish I was cooler but my ‘hips dont lie’ so its sturdy scholl ma’am for me.


  3. aneela says:

    school not scholl…though Im pretty sure come summer I will dump the shoes to move to Dr Scholl ‘ sensible sandles’…next time you are hunting down sensible flats with your mom in law think of me!!!


  4. d says:

    those trousers look like they could be very slimming. Black top too – nice! In the absence of any noticeable style of my own, I think i’ll borrow yours!


  5. childwoman says:

    I detest shopping. I get panic attacks in malls. If I really want to buy something, I am very specific. I know what I want, the color, texture, size etc. So I walk in the store with blinkers and go only to that department I need my stuff from. Buy it. And leave the shop, and take a long breathe…

    But, my style is casual most of the times. Tshirts, capris/ jeans, trainers /floaters, shrugs and lots of colourful beaded bracelets and a big handbag. My handbags have always been big. Even when it was big fashion no-no. My current handbag is almost 6yrs old!! Eepsss..


  6. the trousers and cotton top i like 🙂

    my look wud be more casual…T shirt and jean types…or salwar kameez types…minus high heels in both cases 😛


  7. Abha says:

    how i wish i could think so much about clothes! 😀

    my look mostly is capri length trousers with blouse or shirt and flar Batas that go with one of the colours i wear!!

    othawise its jeans, kurtis and again sadda Bata!

    fridays means jeans / capris with more casual tee and red sneakers! 😀




  8. M says:

    Do you actually wear high-waisted jeans? I tried on a pair inadvertently (didn’t realise, when I took them into the fitting room that they were high-waisted) – and they hurt! OK,so that probably means I have weight to spare around my midriff, but the waist hit at my diaphragm or a little higher, and was *very* uncomfortable to sit down in…


    M (fashion-challenged, to put it mildly :-))


  9. Dottie says:

    umm..preppie? I can (actually I pretty much do) live in chino’s and polo shirts. I looove animal prints though. in moderation. I have leopard print ballet flats that are so worn down, they need to be replaced and a pair if snakeskin sling backs that can bring some interest to the blacks and grays and chcolates in winter! Dang. I need to write about clothes too.


  10. IBH says:

    that tote is just calling out my name 😦 just cant afford though 🙂

    i used to carry few fake Fendis and LV while at NY…i used to freakout near the battery park as all those fake-bag sellers used to hover that place..missing those days now 😦


  11. sraikh says:

    Loose pants,some kind of shirt and Crocs..I heard you gasp in horror.

    Ohh I recently bought a slip on clogs like shoes thing,which are considered high for me .Very comfy and stylish..Oh I will take a picture for you 🙂


  12. Priyanka says:

    Am sure that you look awesome in those shoes! Somehow, whenever I try one of the animal-printed ones, my husband gives me a kinda weird look and I lose my nerve 😦
    My look would be simple black v-neck knit top, low waister jeans, black kitten heels or ballerinas and a hugge purse that I can stuff into (currently either red, orange or green). Yes, you wouldn’t see anything except my bag in the dark.


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