RoC Must-Haves: Resort Edition

September 18, 2015

Pack the right attitude; the confidence to say yes and the power to say no.

Winter is coming and all I can think about is a glamorous vacation of sun and sandals and surf and straps before the temperatures start to dip and the layers start to pile.

Let me draw you a little roadmap to the ‘resort-chic’ essentials I’m coveting right now, courtesy Snapdeal’s new app ‘Shopo’.

First up, Google how to lose 10 kgs fast and drop to the floor and give me 50! Now, grab your Bikini Trimmer from behind the closet, because. Jk, Jk. Skip the first 2 steps if you love yourself ‘just the way you are’ (and wee, more power to you, sista!) but everything mentioned here onwards seem pretty ‘essential’ to me in the chic vacation department so pay close attention.

Pack the right attitude, you’re stylish, you’re wild, anything is possible when the tide turns. You will need; the confidence to say yes and the power to say no. Add to that a pair of easy striped shorts with high-low tees or floral rompers for day and sequinned jumpsuits or printed mini skirts for a stylish transition into cocktail nights that transition into a stylish blurs. Jelly sandals/belts, cheap sunglasses and a clear plastic tote mean … Read More »

Day 2 at BFW 13th Edition

July 25, 2015

Day 2 ended with a embarrassingly massive fangirl moment with showstopper Lisa Ray

I don’t find myself in ethnic wear too often but there are some designers that make me reconsider this strongly. Gaurang Shah’s collection presented the modern age bride who is traditional and culturally rooted. Walking down the ‘aisle’ were jamdani sarees and ensembles in khadi, uppada, kanjeevaram, paithani, benarasi, patanpatola accentuated with zardosi embroidery, parsi embroidery, chikankari embroidery and hand-painted kalamkari. Simple but strong, I was drwan to the elaborate unconventional drapes of anarkalis, lehengas and kurtas.

Also to be mentioned is Nidhika Shekhar who showcased a wonderfully feminine collection in pastel nudes, dusky pinks, foggy aquas some punches of black & blue. The ornamentation was intricate and minimal with zari, nalki, moti & sequence – so pleasant on the eyes at a sometimes over-the-top A/W festive parade!

Riya Kodali’s collection was inspired by the marine life, announced the host.The designs themselves were so-so but go up close and there is something to be said about the embellishments. Hand embroidery and appliques dominated the lehengas and gowns. The highlight of my day has to be Lisa Ray who walked down the ramp in a meh gown in blue with fish embroidery with american stones featuring the theme of the show. The … Read More »

Day 1 at BFW 13th Edition

July 24, 2015

Day 1 couldn’t be better with discovery of designer gems at Bangalore Fashion Week!

Ravi Ranjan Kumar of Vastragatha is fresh off the fashion school boat and raring to go! I spent an hour chatting with him last afternoon after his show – I grew quite enamoured by his structured designs and use of texture. The shell and cape silhouettes were so unique and flattering. Ravi tells me he used natural linens, cottons, silks and dabka fabrics and layered them in the Sujani method which is essentially a technique of quilting. It is this that gives the garments that wonderful hold and structure! They were embellished with simple lines of stitches running through them sometimes giving way to motifs of birds and trees, rivers and fish and the occasional ‘man in meditation’ in zardozi and peeta. Ravi lamented on how we’ve all lost our ties with nature and he hopes that this collection will make you consider renewing our bonds with Mother Nature

Rehane welcomes you to a world of pastel hues. Almost soothing to see mellow yellows and minty greens in fall/winter collections – you’d generally expect dark and pallid tones. Rehane did everything from skater dresses to sarees … Read More »