24/07/2014

Parachutes





M&S Visor
Vintage Rajasthani Earrings

I am usually not inclined to prints and had my doubts before receiving this twosie from Quirk Box. But from un-wrapping the package to dressing up, all those questions faded away and I felt great. So for all of you who think quirky may not look classy, you should reconsider.
The answer to scorching heat is none other than cheerful prints in happy colours. Although this pair is overdosed with bright parachutes but its well-thought-over backdrop changes the game.
Crop tops still raise a few eye brows and drop jaws on street but the modest length of the skirt hits the right spot of the conscious-Indian-me.
A non-sporty visor and heritage silver earrings are all it took to chic-en things up.

09/07/2014

Camouflaging camo

Decathlon T-Shirt
Suede Waistcoat from Goa
Titan watch
H&M sunglasses
Arrow brooch from Dilli Haat

I realize, this time no excuse would work. The silence became longer than I expected. My health demanded a weekend-ly attention so I took a pause for two full weeks.

This look got put together quite inadvertently. Only when a friend in office said that I am all brown today, my reflex was "I guess I am camouflaging camo". The next moment I decided to put this look on the blog. Just threw in my new Jeffery Campbell heels and I got dolled up in this military chic.

30/06/2014

Annai Leather


Visited my restful retreat, Auroville over the weekend some days back. The place is well known for its leather and if you take a stroll around Auroville you'll find innumerable small shops with artisans busy making bags, footwear and other leather accessories. This one shop, Annai Leather, has become one of my must-visit shops every time I am here. I don't need to recommend this guy to anyone. Apparantly, his work has crossed international boundaries and has been walking on the fashionable streets of cities like Paris and Milan. He will take the challenge of all kinds of flat sandals and shoes. Here's a glimpse of my new addition straight from his hands.

17/06/2014

Poka shell paranda


Thrifted sunglasses
Forever 21 boots
Toe rings worn as midi rings
A sort of grunge one for this week. I am still flirting with the idea of adding little doses of Indian accents to my style. The poka shell paranda is actually a belt that I picked up from Soul Sante (I have a few more Soul Sante surprises due to share). My uncanny teenage dream of having long braid with a paranda hanging in the end seems to have come true. 

10/06/2014

New vintage

Vintage denim maxi dress
Zara top
ASOS booties
Got this vintage denim dress a while back from Delhi but never got a chance to put it up here. The last button is missing and that area has got distressed with time. Armhole seems to be a bit bigger and the adjustable strap at the back doesn't really adjust the waist too well. Yet this piece has become BFFs with quite a lot of tops I own. Here I have tied an old scarf around my waist for a Bohemian vibe. It's giving a whole new dimension to the denim. Isn't it?...Your thoughts?

31/05/2014

Quintessentially Indian

Meet my most recently added wardrobe-piece I bought from Soul Sante. I love this quintessential Rajasthani tribal necklace for its coin-metallic tone and statement-making appeal. And its not just another neckpiece... If you google Rajasthani jewelry you'll see that such neck pieces were worn by brides to stay protected from evil. Another interesting bit were the two twenty five paisa coins dated 1987 and 1975 placed on either side of the bold hook. A thing of real beauty and its certainly going to catch a lot of attention.

25/05/2014

Ikat Kedio

Tailor-made kedio
Forever 21 Denims and Shoes
Roadmap Backpack

Wore my new ikat kedio top to Soul Sante. I wanted a kedio for ages and at last the wish got fulfilled during my visit to Wills Fashion Week. Got some fabric back from Delhi and after a series of visits, I finally managed to get it stitched from a local tailor.
A little about kedio silhouettes. They are great for hiding belly fat and the fall works wonders for curvy frames. I wore it with an acid wash pair to give it a grunge feel and tying my hair into a loose braid was intentional too. All the people who know me well enough knows that I like to add some Indianism to my style and this one's no different.

23/05/2014

Sunday Soul Sante - May'14 Edition

One event where Bangalore's talent comes alive. Each creative soul present there must have thought at least once to have their own space of creative artifacts on display. The event started under strong sun but soon after 3 it all turned into a cool breeze. People with beer in their hands got themselves busy in stall hopping and shopping till they became happy high. I too scored some one-of-a-kind stuff. Will very soon share it with you all. Till then ... here are some of the captured moments from this fun filled event..!



18/05/2014

Of fallen leaves and cool cottons...

Faith ballerinas
Tailored shirt
Bag: Local find from Bangalore
Before Bangalore gets back to its pleasant self, here's a little something I gotta tell. One day while braving myself from the soaring heat of the city last month, I found myself into one of the Fabindia's stores. Anirban being a lover of all things Indian spotted this quintessential cool summer dress and declared that shopping is on him. The dress got a more than welcoming response in my wardrobe. Have worn it countless times already with twin messy braids. So in case you spot a woman in a not-so-white sleeveless dress with face hiding behind her hair then that would be me.

12/05/2014

New home

Vintage shirt
Necklace (Old)
Shoes (Pretty old too)

Almost two months till we get the keys to our new home.. I don't think this fact has really sunk in..cause believe me, I am not prepared at all. Nevertheless, I am too excited to move into this all-white nest. We never planned to do this shoot here but when we reached, this outfit and my mood seem to just blend in with the walls. And it seemed like a great way to share this with all of you. So I predict that a lot of future posts would be shot here during our curtain-couch-colour conversations. 

Thoughts on this ensemble. Well, on my process of making the perfect denim cut-offs (which I always end up cutting a little too short) I, instead of pairing it with a Tee and slip-ons, teamed with this long shirt. So the long and short (also the proper and improper respectively) went well together. Finished it with a choker for Punk-like results.