old is fashionable

Did you notice the Shilpa’s denim shorts in ‘chura ke dil mera’ and those swaggy suits, salwar kameej of Karishma. Fashion comes from ‘inspirations’ (Pun intended 😛 ). And on a serious note lot of inspirations can be taken from our old and glamorous movies. Being a retro lover I always admire a lot of our old movies and songs but it’s not just the mesmerizing beauty of Madhubhala and Minakumari that will blow you mind but their sense of style. Those Bandanas in Hema malini’s songs, Chandbalis, and well fitted high neck anarkalis with patiala salwar.

I must say India led the fashion brigade in that era. Where in Hollywood; Fashion was one piece dresses and lot of pants our Bollywood divas had everything to flaunt. However I admire all Hollywood romcoms of the 90’s and Marilyn Monroe’s white halter neck dress is still fantasizes me.

While they had lot of colors in apparels, we must appreciate the blingy and laud accessories. It was not just that. Lot of celebs did experiment with bob, lobs long hairs, vintage eyeliner, and over the top hair do that really suited the Indian skin. Not everyone can carry top bun. And not only this but those west coast and cigarettes pants, what a combo!! I was in love with Madhuri Dixit’s wardrobe in ham apke hain kaun.  Not to forget those kashmiri kurtis and silver balis flaunted by Sharmila Taigore in Kashmir ki kali. I sometimes imagine the red outfit of Mandakini in sun saiba sun, that red blouse can be teamed with black box platted palazzo… killing combo… no??

Our fashion changes its attire with every changed season. We come with colors, styles, hairs styles but the olden days will always inspire us. SO… old is not only gold; but Vogue… and very much Vogueish… oxoxoxoxoox ❤  J 😉

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From India with Vogue

With designer labels like Sabyasachi, Pero, Zariin, Prerto, I had fallen for Fashion and had to divert my management studies towards fashion dreams. This industry is so fascinating that one can fall for everything (even with our selves). Long Back, I read news about Falguni & Shane Peacock going in international fashion weeks.

New Delhi: Models showcasing fashion designers Falguni and Shane Peacock's creation walk the ramp during BMW India Bridal Fashion Week in New Delhi on Aug 8, 2015. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)
New Delhi: Models showcasing fashion designers Falguni and Shane Peacock’s creation walk the ramp during BMW India Bridal Fashion Week in New Delhi on Aug 8, 2015. 

I followed that too. But what impressed me more was the fact that even after this my love for Indian designers grew more than ever before. I mean be it Sabya’s ( Yesss!!!! We call Sabyasachi as Sabya Pyar se.. 😛 ❤ )

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Banarasi collection or Vaishali S we love each and everything details. To Me, they are genius. Indian has a rich history of cottons and weaves and I think that was the thought that drove international label Donna Karan to Bhendi Bazaar’s  small karkhana. Not only Indian fabrics but the talent like Bibhu Mohapatra who has mesmerized US First lady Michelle Obama.

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No I have not read any patriotism neither has watched any deshbhakti movie but it’s just an observation.  So keep tuned in for more fashion updates..

From Donna Karan to Bhendi Bazar … With Vogue

Thankful Thursdays Guest Post: What Matters

Thursdays…thankfully

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It’s time for another Thankful Thursdays guest post! This week’s post comes from Melchee Johnson, a writer and blogger whose words about faith encourage and inspire many. I was convicted after reading this post to put my gratitude into action and to make gratitude an active part of my life instead of a passive feeling. I hope this inspires you as much as it did me.

What Matters

I have more than enough. I’ve never experienced shortage of food or shelter. I’m employed. I have family, love, and friends. I’m entirely blessed.

I shouldn’t complain about anything, yet some expression of disdain over what I deem as lacking manages to roll off my tongue at least once a day. Or if I don’t speak it, I think it. Why?

Much as I hate to admit it, I’m not as grateful for my countless blessings as I should be. Sure, I…

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Eyeing an Indian beauty

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been creating quite the buzz at Cannes. The beautiful woman has returned with a bang and her presence is being felt everywhere – and we mean EVERY where! Infact, she’s even getting a lot of attention in hollywood! According to a Mumbai Mirror report,Fast And The Furious star, Michelle Rodriguez went out of her way at a photo shoot at the Cinema Against AIDS gala in Antibes, where she approached Aishwarya and began gushing about the beauty saying ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe just how beautiful you are!’ – now that’s a pretty sweet compliment! She also recognised Aish from a lot of her past work.

If that wasn’t enough, actor Adrien Brody (who had won an oscar for his work in the pianist) was just as generous with his compliments! Having seen the actress’ work in Devdas and The Last Legion, he went ahead and said ‘Let’s do a film together.’

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The summer collection

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Amrita & Kanchan is an Indian fashion label which was started in Mumbai in the year 2011, by designer Kanchan Sikka and her daughter Amrita Sikka. They use unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing, ‘fusion’ of styles, ‘patch-work’ with embellishments to create stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western outfits.

They say, Inspiration can come from many things, but mainly it comes from observing what happens around us in the world, from observing people we meet on the street, in restaurants or in clubs. A book, a film, a song … everything! The question that we ask ourselves every day is: are our ideas in line with the rest of the country? This is the most important thing. You need to be ahead of the game just enough so that you can have what people want in the shops when they want it. We can’t really say if we have ever been short of ideas. What we can say is that there are some collections that come easily, and others that require more work … but the beauty of being a pair is that we can help each other out, talk about it and hopefully find new ideas.
Mumbai being a cosmopolitan city, we deal with brides from culturally very different backgrounds everyday. We encourage brides to select an outfit for their wedding day which is an extension to their personality and tradition.

Apart from helping brides select their perfect D-day bridal ensemble. We like to revive and conserve old family heirloom sarees and dupattas and convert them into contemporary wear for their trousseau needs.This season’s floral collection is currently available in Rudraksh (pune), Fuel (Mumbai).

You can also shop them on www.sololook.com. They also retail from their workshop in Chembur (By appointment only) Amrita & Kanchan: Plot.no 9, Sion-Trombay road,next to Wasan Ford Showroom, Chembur, Mumbai -71. They can be reached at : 022-25293573