Think of a pencil skirt as literally as you can and this is what you get! 😀 I would have a field day coming up with different ways to style this! And the fact that there are pops of color (pencils) on a neutral background should scare everyone a lot less!:P But the only catch.. It is from anthropologie! Which means I am going to need someone to buy me this pleassee!! 😀
Can the weekend come already so I can get some real rest and post some real fun stuff? 😛 Until then you’ll have to contend with this quick post related to my current crazy scenario of course! What do you do when you are hard pressed for time and can’t afford to look like a mess?
1. Pull on a dress(because you can’t spend precious time you don’t have trying to co-ordinate an outfit when you have to show up at work at 8 am) – a print would be perfect if you have no time to throw some jewlery on!
2. Pair your outfit with confortable shoes.. especially if you have to spend the day on your feet( Hello trade show!)
3. Swipe on some lipsick, grab your bag and out the door!Play the above steps on loop through the week to get out of it in one piece while fervently praying for the weekend.. STORY OF MY LIFE! 😛
It’s not very often that I post excerpts from an editorial, but this one from VOGUE India I couldn’t pass this up. I’ve been bringing you glimpses of India and it’s heritage in this section and decided there would be no better way to do that than this – an amalgamation of stunning textiles, embroidery, printing techniques and modern silhouettes in an olympics themed setting! 😀 (Brilliant concept don’t you think? ) I believe the editorial captures a sizable portion of the burnished Rajasthan landscape and fiery color palette indigenous to the indian culture. I like the details that make it quintessentially indian – the obvious elephant and palace references as well as the subtle nod to the milk-can on the cycle. I hope you’ll find it as visually stimulating as I did 😀 Have a great weekend dearies!
In yet another edition of Incredible India, I decided to feature Paisleys : one of the most widely recognized patterns across the world today.My post is going to sound right out of a history textbook but nevertheless here’s some trivia 🙂
2. The mango motif holds a huge place in hindu iconography and is widely continued to be used in textiles, shawl, carpets and saris.3. The british colonization of India took the Paisley pattern to other parts of the world resulting in several hybrid designs and interpretations. 4. In course of time, the paisley became associated with the Bohemian vibe and “summer of love”.5. Paisley manages to come back into the fashion cycles every once in a while under different interpretations like these 🙂 It manages to somehow retain it’s old world charm.. So next time you wear Paisley, take a moment to appreciate it’s rich history 😀
While The MET gala celebrates Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli in their new exhibit, I thought why not make my own tribute(through a post of course) to M’me Prada and her signature 50’s vibe. Here are a few pointers to working the 50’s look.
1. Prints Charming – Wear some “look at me” dramatic prints – if you are brave enough try pairing clashing prints.
2. Get all tied up – Fashion a printed scarf into a tie/semi turban
3. I have my “eyes” on you – Get your hands on some wacky – in – a good way sunglasses in shapes that are too cool to be true.
4. Keep an eye on your hemlines, its all about the lady like full skirt and tea length dresses. Think Jason Wu.
5. Pay attention to your hair – pick a style that could range from Soft waves to super coiffed elaborate dos
Above all, pick no more than two/three of the above and keep the rest contemporary by adding elements of your own style(a la the lady in leather above), unless of course you are playing dress up 😛
Floral prints that have invariably dominated spring season after season now have some stiff competition from…. animal/bird prints 🙂 And we aren’t talking leopard, or zebra here! Cute kittens,rabbit,deers, turtles,horses..< insert of animal of choice here ;)> and bird prints on tops, bottoms and accessories can add much interest to your outfit and make you look instantly feminine. Styling is key to pulling off this look. Quirky is good, cartoon is not.Would you want one of these lil pets? 🙂
India has played muse to many a designer, most recently Chanel. So its only fair it gets it’s due.;) I have taken it upon myself to discuss every once in a while people/events/ items who/that are distinctly Indian and worth knowing! I start with the Indian fashion industry, which while predominantly synonymous with bridal fashion, has some extremely creative and talented individuals, case in point Manish Arora! And here are 5 reasons why you need to know this man 🙂 and no reason why you shouldn’t becomea fan 😉
1. He’s made a huge mark on the international fashion scene and is currently the creative head at Paco Rabanne. 2. He has been showing at the London/Paris fashion week since 2005 and has been worn by celebs like Lady Gaga,Rihanna, MI.I.A, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Nicole Sherzinger, Selena Gomez and others. 3. He’s super creative, quirky and crazy (in a good way) that he’s referred to as the John Galliano of India ( I might have made that up!;))4. His use of color, prints and drama has India written all over it.5. Has been involved in some fun collabs – Swatch and M.A.C in particular I love.Bonus reason: 6. Christopher Kane loves him. and I love them both:)
In the girl crush section, I’ve decided to cover women who’s dressing style and aesthetic inspire me a.k.a make me wanna steal their wardrobe! 🙂
Preetma Singh goes first! Spurning her ivy league background for a career in fashion is true testimony of her love for it! She currently works as a fashion assistant in the editorial department at the Vogue, is a constant in most street style blogs and has a style of dressing that can be best described as eclectic! I love the fact that she infuses her own take on everything she wears be it designer or high street. The working Girl where she chronicles her personal style gives you more reason to be mildly obsessed with her. Enough said!