08 May, 2011

More turbans

This summer,the best way to beat the heat and keep swaet at bay (read the forehead line) is to sport a jazzy turban. Paired with a vintage score glasses...what can be better and more fashion fancy than thees. Oh jeez!

What I'm wearing - 
Silk Scarf turban in Peach
Vintage Glasses from a source in Crawford Market, Bombay

27 November, 2010

Fashion is an Art

So today I attended 'Convergence - Art & Fashion' exhibit organised by the Bajaj Capital Art House which showcased the works of prominent Indian fashion designers and artists.
Gaurav Gupta. J J Valaya. Little Shilpa. Malini Ramani. Manish Arora. Manish Malhotra.Play Clan. Rajesh Pratap Singh. Ritu Kumar. Little Shilpa. Varun Sardana displayed their fashion-art pieces, some dresses, some artifacts.


Finally got to see ' Tropical Butterfly', the exquisite technicolor dress, part of  Manish Arora's Pop Art collection, features over 1000 individual butterflies that glow in the dark and took over 3 months to complete.


Little Shilpa's  fantastic kitsch number with lots of combs, dust-pans,tea-strainers and her signature fabric origami flowers. This ones all about the multitasking woman.

Cube faced Kathakali and indian demons were displayed by Play Clan. Inside-out thinking of the box, lietrally!


Rather kinky installations by Varun Sardana.

18 October, 2010


Post the New York-London-Paris-Milan drill for Fall/Winter 2010, one accessory trend that was quite evident was the Turban development in a variety of plush fabrics, Mohair, wool suitings, sweater knits, jerseys, Dressier velvet, leather and lamé. Bow fronts, gathered and knotted, turbans can be both offered in hat and headband form.

Louis Vuitton & Diwali

All you fashionistas has one more reason to celebrate this festive season as the acclaimed French fashion house - Louis Vuitton will pay tribute to Diwali. Beginning November 5th, the luxury brand in collaboration with cultural impressario Rajeev Sethi displays shop windows featuring hand-painted paper trunks glowing from within. Truly an  Of Trunks And Wardrobes moment!
Besides the ethnic decor, the products range will include limited edition dresses made of vintage sari fabrics.

Christy Turlington in an exclusive dress from the collection, a pair of sandals and a Louis Vuitton and Sofia Coppola slim clutch.
(Photo Courtesy - Vogue Paris)

A vintage sari-dress from the 'Louis Vuitton & Diwali' collection.

28 September, 2010

Them Tees


I totally dig extra large men's tshirts which can be worn with or without leggings.
Just like this kid sporting a pink Zara basics tee with a Beatles bag and classic Wayfarers. Uber cool I say.

16 August, 2010

Urban Turban

While photo-walking the streets of the Walled City (Old Delhi), I came across several heards sporting turbans. Its a lost hertiage of India. Considered a symbol of pride, a turban still holds quite a lot of significance. Be it Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat or Maratha , a Pagdi can be spotted in all sorts of shapes and sizes.


I particularly like the way this gentleman has casually wrapped up a checkered cloth to make up a turban, ideal to beat the scorching Delhi sun. I understand that fashion would be last thing on this man's mind but sometimes traditions make a style statement too!


26 July, 2010

A stich in time.

Okay, I'm going to blow my own trumpet here (Triumphantly!) as I stiched a summer dress for my leetle cousin. Used comfortable cotton and jazzed it up with elastic and ziz-zag lace trim details. She loved it, ofcourse!