Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trendin.com

Yes it’s true, my BF and I are hard core online shoppers. With the kind of lifestyle we live in these days it is impossible to take the time out exclusively to go shopping. Online shopping has made it easier for us to buy all our needs right in the comfort of our own home within a click. Internet shopping is an enormously gigantic business today. With the amount of e-stores that has opened over the past years it’s amazing to see how the traditional brick-and-mortar stores have been ditched over online e-stores. And why not!? Clothes, home appliances, gadgets etc, everything can be bought online and have them delivered at home.
Agreed, there are few glitches here and there when it comes to online shopping but still the advantages far outnumbers them.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I Spy Olde-Worlde Street Style

It is evident that my love for vintage style manifests in almost all my get up. 
This time around I took the pledge to rock cotton flared pants from the 70s to alight my lookbook.
We all know fashion is a very predictable cycle, what is now in; it will eventually go out and so on. And it's one of the main reason why I hoard and never part ways with any of my old items or my mums or my aunts. We never know when we will regret it, or better yet, we know we will regret it soon. Only hoarders can comprehend with me. Hoarders anyone?

Initially the wide-legged pants were popular amongst the hippies but soon the popularity grew and it became the mainstream fashion trend in the early 70s. This trend has been royally kept alive by celebrities like Victoria Beckham, The Olsen Twins, Nicole Ritchie and Jennifer Lopez to name a few. Nobody sports the flared pants better than these style icons.

For those who might be unsure about this trend, let me assure you nothing can go wrong if you choose the right wide legged pants according to your body type. I agree, it’s no joke to master the art of wearing wide-leg, but with smart styling and few tricks this cool trend will flatter any body type. In fact for those who are shorter in height like me, this trend achieves that long and lean silhouette, by adding extra length to your body. Also an antidote for those who needs a break from those slim fit jeans and try something else.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tarini Nirula

It was such a treat to be able to go through (touch and feel) one of a kind and signature bag collections of the talented accessory designer Tarini Nirula. Her collection speaks volumes about her taste in personal style, her love for quirky things and detailing.
Each of her work and piece shows her love for creative art. Having graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology-India, where she specialized in Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories she had achieved so many milestones yet her modesty makes me respect her even more. It’s rare to find people with great talent, a humble heart and who loves to give back.
But Tarini is amongst those few people who fit the bill.

When I was asked to do collaboration with her I didn’t hesitate a bit. Why? She has one hell of a quirky collection and I just knew her beautifully crafted clutches will fall right in with my everyday look book.

So here’s to Tarini and Archie Comics- a common love we both share – we both grew up reading them but who hasn’t right?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MANIKA NANDA

Not often you come across people who share the same wavelength as yourself.  Manika and I were on the same page when I stopped by her uber-cool Shaharpur Jat Studio. I immediately took a vicarious sense of pride in her work and achievements. With garments that narrates themes of romance and all that comes with it; her work efficiently reflects her sweet disposition and her open book demeanor.

Reverting back to the comment I made about wavelengths; what I appreciate is her ability to manipulate fabrics to bring a women’s best assets into the limelight, (which I am guessing comes from her years of experiences working as a stylist). Her designs fit to my personal style to a t (as you may know I am very partial towards clean lines and well structured pants). The collection “floral magnetism”(first two looks) features floral prints that speak a certain Monet-esque tone merged with pristine ivory satin to create unexpected silhouettes with asymmetrical goodness, thus taking sartorial elegance two steps into the future. The collection “dark romance” (last two looks) speaks for itself with dark, broody, edgy and sexy outfits fit for any fabulous sci-fi character (think Effie Trinket from the hunger games). I featured both collections to show her range and versatility.

Manika has a background of pursuing fashion in the United Kingdom; she understands the value of British high street, a global phenomenon and what she brings to the table is impeccably made garments with a fresh, cool, nonchalant vibe to cater to the Indian consumer. With design aesthetics that feels very editorial and her garments already gracing glossy magazine pages, I predict a very long and bright career. Congratulations. 

MANIKA NANDA, Monet-esque, sci-fi character, Effie Trinket, dark, broody, edgy, sexy, Shaharpur Jat, Designers, Indian Designers, floral magnetism, dark romance

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: PHICOMM PASSION 660


Earlier this month I attended the launch of a smart phone - PASSION 660 - from PHICOMM.
Though I’m not a gadget fiend, I do love to own a good set of gadgets.
Most of my work is done through my smart phone and it is very important for me that my phone performs at its best. 
The 5 important things I consider before buying a smart phone are:

  • Battery Backup
  • Performance/Speed
  • Camera
  • Weight
  • Size