September 2014 | Footnotes and Finds

Monday, 29 September 2014

a night at the night market

cool stationary at the night market

night market

night market

night market

nail polish

strawberry lemonade night market
night market

potato stack night market

A trip to the night market has become a summer ritual. We go every summer and always walk away with some neat finds. The best is the yummy food and the feeling of being transported to another world! Hope you enjoy this photo essay of the night market. 

check out our "night out at the night market" blog post from 2012


Friday, 26 September 2014

khoobsurat: India's first disney fairytale

I am going to be honest, going into Khoobsurat I was highly-- and I mean HIGHLY--bias because of two reasons: Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Afzal Khan. Sonam Kapoor, despite mixed opinions of the masses, is one of my favourite actresses on screen currently and well, also one of my fashion icons, which is not a debated position that she holds despite people's personal opinions on her acting. Fawad Khan and I go way back before he became a household sensation (for very good reasons---I mean look at him!) in India. He is the recent import from Pakistan and I have been a fan of his acting (not so much singing) career for quite some time. So, going in I was hyped about two things: first, that I would finally get to see Fawad on big screen and second, two of my favourite actors were coming together on the big screen (which seemed like a near impossibility to think of before the rumours started).

On to the movie. The trailer came out and I was instantly won over. They both looked good, acted good, the music was catchy,  the casting was spot on, the story seemed interesting and the production work seemed well invested with promotional posters and pictures giving a real disney vibe. So I waited the long wait and September 19th finally rolled around and let me tell you, it was worth the wait. The story was familiar but the actors convincing and consistent. Its a really really good romantic-comedy, its light-hearted and fun--its everything you need on a rainy afternoon when you want to escape into an alternate universe of Rajput princes and royal misfits. The bad bits are that the editing could have been cleaner and the dialogues a little more natural.

This is also a great movie for fashion as the styling for both Sonam and Fawad (even the character's portrayed by Ratna Pathak and Kirron Kher, their mothers) are dressed characteristically to the point. Where Sonam's Character Milli is a misfit and quirky and so her outfits are loud and fun, Fawad's character Vikram is dressed to show a business machine but yet still a Rajput Prince--so regal does business (faints).

The music is great with Sneha Khanwalker, one of the industry's few female music composers, leading the charge in this at times folksy and at times eclectic sound track. Badshah's "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai" is catchy and definitely going to get a lot of plays at parties. Even Khanwalker's screamer/loud "Ma Ka Phone" won me over. My favourite of the soundtrack is "Preet" an emotionally packed song with the haunting voice of Jasleen Royal.

All in all its a fun film and it definitely highlights what bollywood does best: a good family centric rom-com, taking cinema back to a simpler time where action, explosions and low-grade comedies weren't topping the box office and a movie was sold on its story line.

A definite watch!

check out our other bollywood movie reviews here and here 


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

fall fashion fashion under $50

fall fashion under $50


Fall brings in the excitement of a fall wardrobe, so I put together these picks all under $50 cause let's be honest we all don't have a huge fall wardrobe budget! This fall I'm excited about blacks and greys but I'm also planning on making plaid as a staple.  Let's just say fall has officially started in Vancouver with a rainfall warning already in effect! 

Monday, 22 September 2014

printed pants

White Shirt //  H&M // similar
                                                           Green Jacket // Forever 21
Printed Pants // Walmart
Sandals // Birkies // similar
Sunglasses // Rayban

White Shirt //  H&M // similar
                                                             Green Jacket // Forever 21
Printed Pants // Walmart // similar // similar
Sandals // Birkies // similar
Sunglasses // Rayban

Once in a while it's nice to leave your style/fashion comfort zone and venture into something fun. These printed pants aren't exactly out of my comfort zone, it's just something I totally would have been drawn to in my early twenties, and once I slipped them on, they felt so me. So why not? I thought, and I'm glad I made this purchase, for these pants are super comfy! And paired with my Birkies, this is my go to laid back look for now.   

This past week has been packed, from a quick shopping trip to the states where I discovered the world of Target, to doing a deep clean of the house, hosting guests over for dinner for the first time after the renovations and then finally a small treat of watching the bollywood movie Khoobsurat (which I totally loved!).  I'm just enjoying this time off from school and life in general to finally immerse myself into the world of books on my kindle

Friday, 19 September 2014

Instagram Lately

white flowers

rooh afza

ear cuff and gold rings

nine west silver heels

punjabi gold chumkeh

chocolate macarons with ganache

ankle boots with faux fur trim

makeup and accessories

all black with a little bit of plaid

gold necklace handmade Egyptian head


sunday brunch waffles strawberries blueberries eggs

cameo necklace layered

So the days are starting to get chillier and shorter and the leaves are starting to change colour, fall is slowly creeping in. The gloomy days are making me want to wrap myself in a blanket and watch a really good bollywood movie (check out our bollywood reviews here and here).  I'm sure I will get some of those days soon, but for now everyday is spent moving things back into the house now that the renovations are almost all done.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend, I leave you here with some instagram photos, would love it if you follow on Instagram as well!

*For those of you that are still using our old blog address >> just wanted to remind you that we have officially rebranded as thanks!

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