Disney gone Desi!
It is as though someone at Myntra got wind of the fact that I’m a closet Disney fan. You see, I’m that lil’ girl that played the Ultimate Collection of Disney Princess Soundtracks on loop until her parents had to hide the cassette. And I’m still that (big?) girl who sings all the songs from The Little Mermaid in the shower (in that cartoonish Lobster falsetto to boot). Needless to say, I got a lot of my fashion inspiration from the fairytale princesses.
Somewhere between then and now, I did grew up and forgot all about the Technicolor stuff I loved to doll myself up in. And thats why, when the Anouk x Disney collaboration came along, it forced me to break out of my monochrome comfort zone. Anouk x Disney itself is somewhat of an unconventional collab, with it’s Disney meets Desi vibe. It is a collection paying tribute to Disney’s most iconic character – Mickey Mouse. One glance at the page and you’ll see playful technicolour prints, Mickey motifs set to peacocks and paisley. One of these vibrant scarves and jumpsuits is definitely on my wishlist too.
Pink Crop Top from Anouk Disney Collection, Polka dot skirt from Sheinside, Striped Pants from Bangkok, Platform Heels from Zara, Mickey headband from Forever21
I paired the … Read More »
In which I indulge in some Haute Haberdashery
Sure, if you’ve met me you’ve probably never seen me accessorise in big ‘statement’ jewellery. I have a few signature jewellery pieces in clean themes and simple lines that are a huge part of my day-time mix for the ease of throwing them on halfway out the door and never having to suspect if they’ll pull the day’s look together – they always do. But sometimes, on special occasions, I’ll fixate on the thought that jewellery should be larger-than-life and celebratory, gather one in.
It’s been one of those times when, having done my usual – lets call it ‘inspiration run’ – through some of my favourite fashion blogs and magazines, a common theme jumped out at me – haute couture. When Kirtilals asked if I’d like to do a collaboration with them, I felt compelled to seek out some rather couture-inspired jewellery pieces which riff on very detailed and intricate craftsmanship, drawing from India’s traditional jewellery designs. Kirtilals specialises in creating jewellery which skilfully navigates that fine line between classic and innovative.
An Exotic Bloom
I think that florals are really hot right now so I included an ornate studded gold necklace that did … Read More »
When I think of sunglasses, I immediately think of mini investments and lifelong camaraderies. While there’s always a great mix of bang-on-trend sunglasses available at the local mall, I’ve been blindingly afraid of cheap lenses leading to UV ray related wrinkles and straight up blindness! The hypochondriac in me hadn’t used the words ‘accessible-to-all’ and ‘sunglasses’ in the same sentence until I came upon Vogue Eyewear – On-point and Italian crafted designs in stellar quality proving a great pair of sunglasses don’t always have to cost an arm and half a leg.
Last month, I was kindly invited to be a part of an amazing blogger engagement activity with Vogue Eyewear to model the S/S ’15 collection. Not only was I to be featured with 5 other awesome-sauce bloggers from all over India but I was also to be shot by the legendary Atul Kasbekar! I was styled in these lovely sunnies – an adaptation of the cat-eye but interestingly chameleonic in a way that they would look great on every face shape. The theme was ‘In Vogue’ and Allia Rufai dressed me in an oversized top and striped pants which I paired with my trusty studded heels. Elton Fernandez drew on bold brows and lips … Read More »