New objects of desire… going grey

Because I am fickle…

and because I need to match desperately, in keeping with my bourgouise leanings towards matching matching, read, matching with the newly sprouted grey along the hairline, I find my eye keeps seeking out the greys in the stores. Yes, yes, dont send me the small tail by post, I’ll make one myself and stick it on to complete the look. And lumber along valiantly.

In the meanwhile. In keeping with my current obsession. Here are some greys I would die for. Or at least kill for. Nevermind.

I have fallen absolutely, totally and completely in love with this Fendi swing dress with a feathered trim. So flapper, so forgiving of muffin tops, and perfect for the party season coming up. And grey is the current colour I’m getting increasingly drawn to, no matter that it makes me look like I’ve risen from the dead what with my yellow undertoned, dusky skin.


Fendi Swing Dress

Fendi Swing Dress

The plume trim is what adds the cachet, and a pair of strappy silver stilletoes and a minaudiere, or a jewelled silver crystal clutch, paired with a sleek smooth hairstyle, smoky eyes, and deep thin lips will take you straight to the era of Jazz and flappers. Add some 20s spin to your evening out.


Marc Jacobs Casey Shopper

Marc Jacobs Casey Shopper

A sleek belt, a faux clasp and lovely quilting, makes this a perfect bag for a busy day, going brilliantly with almost every colour you might choose to wear, from red, to navy to black, to white.


Marc Jacobs Metallic Pumps

Marc Jacobs Metallic Pumps

 Metallic pumps are not for the meek. Wear these when you’re out dancing, or if you dare, under a smart black or navy suit on a work day.

I love them. They look sturdy and comfortable enough for serious walking around in the course of a busy day, and stylish enough to catch the eye, which any shoe worth its price should be.

Now let me go hunt down the fakes, if I can find them.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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10 Responses to New objects of desire… going grey

  1. aneela says:

    Umm for some reason I cant access the comments section in Karmickids…can access the ‘dashboard’ for my blog either…you had asked about how child friendly our work places are….in Islamabad where I worked for a non-profit organization we had a creché on premises…it was interesting that over time the dads in the organization started bringing in their kids too…usually one thinks of how it is the mom’s responsibilty to ‘source’ crechés…Im in Melbourne now, and it is a nightmare finding a place for kids in any creché or day care for tots..Im due in Feb and already am way behind in any list. Australia is pretty regressive when it comes to catching up with the rest of the world…to top it the previous govt decided to top up the baby bonus as an incentive for the population to ‘procreate’ not planning for any investments in crechés, day care, primary providers et al…hoping the mothers would just juggle both jobs and come up with some miracle solution…so all the new moms who planned to go back to work are going out of their minds at the moment…and the baby bonus, this was some time in Aug 2004 (short of the Greek Olympics) and they realised that the sale of white goods (particularly plasma TVs) went out of the roof!!


  2. Chanda says:

    Am confused…are you based in Mumbai or Bangalore? Isnt karmickids also your blog?

    Based in Mumbai and yes, Karmickids is also my blog. Welcome here!


  3. Dottie says:

    My heart is set on this madden girl gray pumps. rounded toe with a button. Now only if I can find them in my size AND on sale.

    Now that is the difficult part of every shopping. And you have to show me the bag when you come down!!!


  4. Priyanka says:

    The Marc Jacobs is gorgeous!! So chic!
    And Kiran, I always thought that gray was the more ignored color. Its right up there with black – can make any woman look good, grey roots or not! 😉

    Isnt it???? Ive suddenly fallen so absolutely in love with grey its not funny. The husband is wondering if I’m taking premature retirement into dotage.


  5. childwoman says:

    You’ve been awarded. Come and collect please!


  6. blinkandmiss says:

    the pumps and the bag are yummy. but the dress – either its too whacky or i am too boring!! 🙂


  7. sraikh says:

    Ohh I like the shoes. The dress I keep thinking with 4 kids, half the feathers would be on the ground.:)

    The bag..nah not my type. You need to post pictures of your knock offs.

    PS:I bought 2 sunglasses(a DKNY and A Ralph) at 70% off retail price and totally thought of you!


  8. Meera says:

    The miniaudiere that Shilpa Shetty flaunted recently.. Gorgeous!

    Btw, Grey ROCKS 🙂


  9. so did u find the fakes?:P
    i liked the shoes…but nt the dress..but i think i’d look weird if i wore either the shoes or the dress!somehow i think u’d carry them off well tho..


  10. Another Kiran in NYC says:

    I should look like a ship in full sail in that dress. Yes, I am chubby.

    The bag and shoes are delicious.

    I would love to see what you finally bought.


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