#TrendReport Granny Chic

#TrendReport Granny Chic [three_fourth]




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I’ve had a lot of unusual obsessions in the past, but my love of the fabulously dressed geriatric population by far surpasses the rest.

My interest was sparked this summer in Spain when I chanced upon a group of super chicย abuelasย dressed in skirt suits and high heels, perfectly accessorized with hats and heirloom jewellery. Right then I knew I had to be one of them when I grew up.

As you probably already know, apart from an endless supply of hugs, goodies and interesting stories, your grandmothers are rich sources of information and advice. Here are the style lessons I learnt from mine :
(1) Never leave home looking less than perfectly groomed.
Mimi always had her shoes polished, hair styled and makeup applied immaculately before she left home.

(2) Never underestimate the power of a good bag.
She never left home without her signature custom made black Crocodile leather handbag. The perfect all occasion no brainer, it went with everything. She toted her life around in it.

(3) You don’t have to show skin to be sexy.

(4) A scarf can be your best friend.
She wore them with everything –ย  shirts, kurtas, even sarees!

(5) Style is a state of mind. It’s an inherent quality you can never outgrow.

Inspired? check out Ari’s blog, ‘Advanced Style‘ – my absolute favourite blog on the internet! Must read!

What lessons in style did you learn from your grandmothers? Share them with me in the comments section.

Bisou bisou,

{P.S : Mimi, if you’re reading this, I know I didn’t always show it, but I miss you everyday. Happy birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ }



  1. November 11, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    I’ve been loving the granny-chic trend lately! and these ladies are definitely chic.
    The most important advice my gran shared with me was to be myself always and i carry that advice with me everywhere i go


  2. November 11, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    I absolutely loved this post! So inspiring these women are, no?


  3. sukhmani
    November 14, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    the advice my gran gave me was-whatever you wear,it must be perfectly tailored :)she was so picky,even to the length of her cuffs…miss u gran(sigh)…

  4. Anushka
    November 21, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    TheFashionPod : Great advice. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pranita : Right back atcha, love! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being such a sweetheart!

    Kritika.m1: They really are ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad they inspired you! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Sukhmani : Very good advice. I think I’m going to put that to use and get all my ill-fitting stuff altered! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Anushka
    November 21, 2011 / 7:49 pm

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Anushka Moore is an almost-thirty-something blogger who moved across the world when the love she met on Tinder put a ring on it. She now lives in Manchester with her husband and her two little Poodle-cross fur children.

Her day job includes running her own social media content company and is the founder of popular Instagram account, Midsize Collective.

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