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Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Cerulean Skies


Cerulean Skies

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Cerulean Skies

Cerulean Skies

Cerulean Skies

Jumper: Thrifted | Coat: Shillong | Bag: Hidesign | Juttis: Rajasthan | Photography: Saahil Taksh www.lensthing.com

 

The word ‘cerulean’ takes me back to the trickle-down theory as advocated by Meryl Streep a.k.a Miranda Priestly in the iconic fashion-flick, The Devil Wears Prada. She recited the journey of cerulean blue and how it percolated to the masses after being showcased by different designers on the runway. In her words:

“In 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns, and then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent — wasn’t it? — who showed cerulean military jackets, And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner, where you no doubt fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”

 

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While Miranda spoke about the colour cerulean, I’m conversing about cerulean skies, under which —Anything goes! When it comes to fashion, anything goes; when it comes to social media, anything goes. We’re living in the era where The Kardashians are the role model of #FamilyGoals, and a girl whose wink goes viral on social media bringing her the status of influencer, with millions of followers overnight. Do we fear such a world or die trying to make a mark?

 

One sunny afternoon, underneath the cerulean skies, I realised that we cannot contain what is already exposed but make a conscious choice of standing our grounds and being the individuals that we are. Rather than measuring success in making others as a benchmark, try to set goals only keeping yourself in mind. Rather than dressing according to the trend or the ‘norm’, wear what makes you happy. Rather than having a different image on social media and different real-life personality, embrace who you are on all the pages of life and web! Chances are in the world where anything goes – your choice might just be a hit. The silver lining of today’s times is that the blurred lines of fashion will conjoin anyone’s style as long as it’s something unique.

 

So there I was standing in a printed jumper with a front open skirt, which looked pretty good in itself without the pink blazer but I added that anyway because that’s ME. There was no rule broken here, the little hipster jumper very well accommodated the little chic brought by the blazer and that’s what made me feel Hippieque and myself. Did this look break the internet? No. But did I get loads of compliments simply by being myself? Yes, and that felt pretty kick ass!

 

 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not Your Basic Desi


Not Your Basic Desi Not Your Basic Desi Not Your Basic Desi

Not Your Basic Desi

Not Your Basic Desi

Photography: Harshit Sohu || Styling – Mirror- work Top: Mom’s jacket made into a cut out top! | Shorts: Forever21 | Bag: Collaba Causeway | Stacked Bracelets: Thrifted | Flipflops: West Side

 

Raiding my mother’s closet has a charm of its own. No amount of shopping from a designer label will give me as much happiness as re-inventing something from my twin’s (my genes have taken the phrase—Like mother like daughter, very literally) vintage collection.

 

One fine day, a long long time ago, a Rajasthani sleeveless jacket from my mom’s closet, featuring intricate mirror work and embroidery, met my eyes and I knew exactly what needs to be done with it. I snipped out the back of it completely and cut the neckline according to its mirror work and—Voila! Another vintage jacket bites the new age dust! In my defense, at least I made a good use of it. I packed this top for a great adventure in Gokarna (travel blog soon to follow). A pair of sturdy, ripped shorts and a big desi tote bag made this look just right for the new form of my mom’s vintage top.

 

Not Your Basic Desi

Have you ever done some experiment with your mom’s closet? I can’t wait to hear it. Go on, inspire me!

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Chic End


The Chic End

The Chic End The Chic End

The Chic End

The Chic End The Chic End

The Chic End

The Chic End feat. Eashwar

The Chic End

Shot by Vincent King | Hair&Makeup: Eashwar Log | Outfit deets -Cape: Kashmir | Golden jacket: Hippieque | Denim cami: Forever 21 | White Shorts: Thrifted | Ring: Shahapurjat, Delhi | Mustard kitten heels: West Side

 

Layering is love. It sure is a tricky trend to master because you can either hit the spot or go a little too wrong. It doesn’t matter what your body shape is but how you layer it, is what makes all the difference. Allow me to take you back to a beautiful day where my team and I shot this editorial consisting of an exquisite Kasmiri work cape and a short brocade jacket.

A simple trick to layering: If you are bottom heavy then a long cape will only complement your curves and if you are bottom skinny then you can flaunt a short jacket that ends at your waist.

And if you’re more like me; make-your-own-fashion-rules kinda gal, then just go creative with all the jackets and cape in your wardrobe. You can make an outfit casual or formal, sexy or covering with just the right kinda layering element.

Want more inspiration in layering? See how other fashionistas are rocking this age old trend.

1. Layer with a skimpy crop-top over a plain white shirt.

BOWS ON BOWS – a full look at this outfit! All outfit details will be up on the blog soooon 🎀 #samiahhannan

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2. Loosely hang your leather jacket over your shoulder for a chicer look.

3. Mount a loose cardigan over a denim shirt to complete your OOTD.

4. Or an XL sweater over a printed shirt to add some uniformity to the look.

So hope these tips inspired you to go forth and layer away that outfit. Comment below and tell me if you need some inspiration to rock any particular trend and I’ll have a great excuse to shoot soon!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

So Laid Back


So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back So Laid Back

Photography: Rishabh Maliwar || Bralette : Zivame | Singlet: Colaba Causeway | Belt: H&M | Jeans: Forever 21 | Shoes: Adidas Superstars

Impromptu shoots are the best! And yes, this too was one of those spur- of-the-moment kinda shoots. If you follow me on my social media, you’d actually witness the fun we had shooting this look. From endless laughter due to uncomfortable posing (I don’t know how Kim Kardashian does it!) to squinting eyes due to the harsh sunlight, this shoot was such a delight! Also, because my photographer Rishab is the sweetest guy ever!

Coming to the look, a straight up casual OOTD consisted of a pair of trusted denims with a boho-printed singlet over a bralette. A black belt and a pair of cool kicks were just what I needed to accessorise the look for the day. Such a sporty meets sexy kinda look is the safest bet for a Friday, I’d say. So tell me how much you liked this look by commenting below.

xx until next time!