Friday, May 30, 2014

Animal Suit

Okay, so not many people wish to dress up as Bet Lynch.She almost spoiled the fun of animal print by wearing it with bad make up and other things. And she did go overboard with the jewelry.

I have seen people either hating animal print or loving it. No one says "Okay I might try or I don't know, what do you think... is it some new trend"? 

They simply know.

About leopard prints,Roberto Cavalli said a few years back,"I started to understand that God is really the best designer so I started to copy God."

I think the animal print is about embracing something new, and understanding that a lot of things go well with the print. A pair of animal print ballerinas, for example, go well with different kind of things. To me, it is also about loving things that are animal like. Having an instinct.

An obvious song is in my head:

And the thing that gets to me
Is you will never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I will always be in doubt
It is a lovely thing that we have
It is a lovely thing that we
It is a lovely thing, the animal
The animal instinct in me...

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Friday, May 23, 2014


"Our clothes are too much a part of ourselves for us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition; the feeling of being perfectly dressed imparts a buoyant confidence to the wearer, and it impresses the beholder as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the man. … So strong is the impulse of sartorial morality that it is difficult in praising clothes not to use such adjectives as “right,” “good,” “correct,” “unimpeachable,” or “faultless,” which belong properly to the discussion of conduct, while in discussing moral shortcomings we tend very naturally to fall into the language of dress and speak of a person’s behavior as being shabby, shoddy, threadbare, down at heel, botched, or slipshod."

As I read Quentin Bell's lines depicting the importance that was levied upon clothing and sartorial choices, I think less about him, more about his aunt, Virginia Woolf.

My friend recently gifted me a book that sums up most of Woolf's published work. A feminist icon, a Bloomsbury snob, a difficult person, an extraordinary woman who killed herself, a writer who brought a revolution that defined an era, a lot has been said about her.

But I have seen very few people talking about her being a sartorial figure during the Victorian era. She and her sister Vanessa Bell were actually instrumental in bringing the bohemian way of dressing into consideration if not norms.

Today, the term bohemian chic is more common. I have always thought that bohemian style is something that speaks volumes about a person. I think it is a style that does not stem from nothing. There always seems to be a story, or a place or a free spirit behind it.

What do you think?

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Vagabond Pink

There are days when we plan everything. It then goes as per the plan, to an extent, or not. And then there are days when we don't plan anything. It was such a Sunday for me. No plan, nothing. 

My room mate wanted a haircut and I tagged along. I was roaming around aimlessly. I was wandering, doing almost nothing. And it was an interesting experience in itself. Heard a couple fighting, a child keeping his parents on toes, two friends discussing about long distance relationships.

My father always says that I will end up a vagabond. He started using this word when I did not know its meaning (yeah I know, my vocabulary sucks). I don't know if he actually is right as I have always wanted a house of my own. My father says he doubts I 'll ever live in it :)

We'll see.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

When Roads Felt Like Home

Last year saw some raised fashionable eyebrows when Hedi Slimane launched her fall-winter collection for Saint Laurent. No, punk and grunge were not back, at least not in their whole, overwhelming, on the face selves. But they certainly seemed to have inspired even the most tailored of Slimane's outfits.

The word Grunge was supposedly taken as anti fashion. As I was watching a documentary on Vogue's journey so far, almost all the editors sort of did not like the 90s: the years of Nirvana, Courntey Love, ripped jackets, ripped fishnets, greasy hair,  dr. Martins...They were glad that it got over and designers were launching new things.

Even when no one is launching anything, even when there seems to be all rest and calm, youth finds its way into alternate fashion. Every year, you can see thousands of men and women rocking the look on tumbler and pinterest. There always seems to be a team against the picture perfect, dolled up majority.

The mainstream will always resist the extreme. But rebels will do what they do best. No matter how many nude pumps are manufactured yearly, no matter how much the beauty salons have appreciated their incomes,  the grunge, the bohemian or both will always be there.

So have you liked my Facebook page yet.

The girls in the picture below caught my fancy every afternoon before their performances at Auto Expo. Loved the way they dressed and sat there everyday, carefree, not giving a damn to the world. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Random Post

Well, this is a totally random post I guess. It is less about fashion and more like an interview. Lenya tagged me in a post and I have to answer a few questions. Here they are:

1.  Are you named after someone?
Trust me, you don’t want to know :)

2.   When was the last time you cried?
Last night

3. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Oh yes!

4. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate

5. What's the first thing you notice about people?
The vibe they give off

6. Favorite TV show?
At the moment it is True Detective

7. Summer or Winter?
Indian winters

8. Hugs or kisses?
Depends on who I am with

9. Do you have any special talent?
I love finding look-alikes

10. What are your hobbies?
Thinking, watching movies, talking to new people

11. Favorite movie?
Amélie (There are many actually)

12. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A person who can influence