My labor of love, my new website and e-shop is finally up. Everyone go visit, bookmark it and join the newsletter. I am officially moving my blog to the notes section of the new website, so switch out the links! Currently I opened the shop with some handmade chokers and will soon have Vintage, Designer and handmade garments. I love and thank you guys so much for following dusty dress, I want to give you guys 35% off any purchase for a limited time. Use the code : lovefriends at checkout! 

Thank you guys!


  As part of my new website which will house custom made RTW, I am starting a line called Lost & Found which will be a collection of designer vintage and reworked vintage like the dress above. Two vintage pieces plus three pieces of hardware formed this garment. Through my jobs as freelance vintage buyer and regional buyer for several fashion companies, I have amassed so much good vintage it blows my mind. I have a tendency to buy pieces that I love even if they are not my size or style. This is where I will share all those amazing pieces! Keep and eye out....


Thrifted Coat, MMM for H&M Top, H&M Trousers, Vintage Nine West Boots
I wanted to do a series of photographs of my favorite jackets. Here is No. 1. I found this strange Japanese inspired army green tent coat at a goodwill. No designer, no label. Has loops around the high collar, bell sleeves and a trapeze like body. Amazing! 


I've been updating all of my branding materials in order to get my new website up. This website will be an online store to house my new collection of garments plus a section of hand selected designer vintage plus a portfolio of my work as a stylist. Check out my new logo as a gif!


 My beauty regiment right now, I've been researching and trying different products and these are what work, no fuss, no hassle.

1.La Roche- Posay Mela D Pigment Control Serum - I have Indian skin which can be very uneven in tone and mine is extra so. This was recommended by an Indian dermatologist and I've been using it for about a month and I can visibly see that my skin tone is more even and consistent. It's a no hassle serum that I apply to dark areas of my skin after I wash my face before going to sleep.

2. Astral Cream - this has been recommended by several people and it's been compared to (much more expensive) La Mer Cream and I am hooked. I've been using it for about a month and though it can seem a little oily (I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with a lot of acne) it has actually reduced the amount of acne I get. One day last year, I suddenly woke up with pimples on my face for the first time in about 15 years! I've tried everything but realized that I needed an intense moisturizer. This one does the trick.

3. Nuance Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation - I have tried sooooo many high end/ low end/ middle end foundations and nothing has come close to this yet. Whatever it is, my skin loves it. The consistency is great, the color is so perfect, the ingredients are gentle and loving to my skin. For everyday I use her tinted moisturizer. Her hair products are also A+ way to go Salma Hayek :)

4. Make Up Forever Concealer - My beautiful sister in law (to be) not only recommended this but scooped one up for me with I was visiting her in Vancouver - being Indian we both suffer from dark under eye circles which unfortunately are hereditary thus pretty much incurable. No matter how much water I drink, what eye creams I use or how much sleep I get, they are still there. This is hands down the best concealer I've found to cover them up. Really works and the color is amazing.

5. Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo - I don't know about you but I over plucked as a teenager, leaving me with horrible skinny brows. This brow pencil is the best for one amazing reason - it is easy to apply and is the most natural looking I have found. Most pencils that come in black are dark but their "Soft Black" pencil is so subtle but does the job and you can buy refills instead of new pencils which I love.

6. & Other Stories Dramatic Mascara in Black - Lately I've been skipping my usual liquid liner cat eye look and replacing it with super 60s clumpy mascara and this one by really cool H&M owned brand & Other Stories is amazing! It makes your lashes look SO plump and fake without all the discussing caked on mess.


There is tons of new stuff coming to my ETSY SHOP. Including some really dope stuff from Sweden, cool Japanese inspired vintage, 70s and 90s vintage as well. Check it out!