Wednesday, February 11, 2015

L O V E ........and all that follows

It is that time of the year again, roses are in abundance at your local florists, red is the theme in the decors of every departmental stores and malls. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to avoid the heart shaped candies, balloons, and anything remotely heart shaped. The naught cherub, cupid aimlessly shot his arrows in the month of February thus embarking a sense of romance in most people. I would be lying if I said I didn’t care much for the highly exalted yet trivial St. Valentine’s Day, but can you blame me? I am girl in love. I guess I have declared my credentials as a closeted hopeless romantic.

My love affair with amanté’ goes a long way and Love is the word I associate with their new sleepwear line. The women’s undergarment brand makes a huge romantic gesture this season with their range of sweet color palette and soft velvety satin lingerie that is sure to ignite a feeling of passion in anyone (at least that was the case with me) and modest lengths and delicate lace wraps that proves that lingerie isn't only for the bold and flaunty but also for the conservative and demure. amanté makes sure it makes its customers feel beautiful inside and out (quite literally).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Post-Vacation Blues

Though it’s been a while since I got back from the months-long holiday, it’s taking more effort and determination to get back on my feet and do my regular schedule. Blame it on the piercingly cold and cheerless weather or the lack of inspiration around me. Instead of getting inspired and look out for ideas and concept or go out sourcing for my online store I go about doing insignificant routine (excessive gyming, reading all about healthy diet, browsing the beauty care regime etc). Procrastination at its finest. Sigh!

However, with the lil beam of zeal that I could gather over the week, I somehow managed to put my shit together and go for the location scouting for my next project. A few test shots and trials is all I needed to get to my groove.

So hell yes I’m back!

Sunday, February 1, 2015


 So this happened….

One fine day somewhere in December, me and my fine friends set out for a long ride in a small village outskirt of Dimapur, Nagaland called Razaphe. It was a great chance to see how few parts of the state is still unaffected by pollution, contamination and dirts – Green and more green. We stopped at one of my friend’s farm house where we relaxed for a while downing few cans of beer followed by a hefty lunch. We couldn’t be more content.

The headshots picture is more of a strayed plan. While we were relaxing and enjoying the surroundings, I couldn’t help myself but take few headshots using whatever materials I could find. So I used my tribal printed shawl and made it into one shouldered dress, a stole tied around my waist as a belt and collected few wild flowers and bunch them into a bouquet.

And ta-da some few decent portraits….

Lastly thanks to Roko & Na for these amazing pictures.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hornbill Festival 2014

Connectivity, time and of course festivities kept me away from blogging, thus I apologize for the long silence. 
Like every year I spent my winter vacation with my family back home in Nagaland. The best time of the year I must say.

After much humming and hawing my boyfriend and I finally attended the Hornbill Festival at Kisama Village, Kohima.

Note. Our trip was one helluva noise. Two cars and eight people is no joke. 
More the merrier was more of a theme. And honestly we needed that break which we all so deserved.

Monday, December 29, 2014


Remember when Marc Jacobs put jeans underneath embellished semi sheer gowns at the Louis Vuitton s/s 14 show? that union was unexpected, perfect. The situation was quite similar when Dhruv Kapoor sent models looking a la mode down the runway in pajamas and flip flops paired with sharp tailored outerwear, and that was a beautiful union too.

The collection had a certain "purposely uncool" normcore feel to it featuring oversized trench coats and polo shirts over circle skirts, relaxed pants, sweat pants dress shirts and those Velcro flip flops. I know, most of us would prefer to never hear these editorial buzzwords again ( remember the sportluxe fad?) especially after high street retailers tear them to meaningless shreds. but Kapoor's take on the post - ironic, anti - fashion hipster trend is refreshingly new and nothing if not super cool. the s/s collection also pays homage to winter silhouettes using summer fabric in winter staples ( see bomber jackets and sweater like dresses in mesh, bonded vests and jackets.) with colors, prints and appliqués  that reminded you of an exotic tropical gastronomy. delicious.

Je nais se qoui (if I may), but mixing the sensibility of comfort lounge wear with the sartorial appreciation and elegance of luxury wear is sort of groundbreaking (at least in my books) and those who were present at the Dhruv Kapoor s/s 15 show would agree.