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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Opinion Feature in Asian Age

Asian Age featured a very interesting article titled "Tech Trumps Clothes" where I discussed about teenagers prefer owning a latest gadget these days for the tech-conscious millennial over trendy clothes. Buying trendy clothes might be optional, but holding an outdated phone is an absolute faux pas!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bidding Adieu to Chinos

I was quoted in The Hindu a month ago where I talked about coloured trousers or Chinos as a trend for the season spring/summer 2014. Chinos have been a constant companion in every man's wardrobe for more than 3-4 years now. Let's admit it - we have worn Chinos with anything and everything now like they're a pair of jeans. The trend has already begun to trickle down to fashion laggards and will soon be outdated and obsolete. Many brands have been reporting that last year's favourite, chinos have seen year-on-year sales fall. The time is just perfect for you to start shopping the latest fall/winter 2014 trouser trends.

Autumn is yet to arrive in Chennai and it's still hot and sunny here. I wore a pair of brick red chinos for one last time this season before I bid farewell to the trend.



Brick red chinos paired with dark teal blazer and Lee Cooper graphic tshirt
Lee Cooper Graphic Tshirt

CHINOS OUT, CUFFED TROUSERS IN

The current sports luxe trend has deeply influenced in a steady rise of cuffed trousers for autumn/winter 2014. Slim and neat is the way to wear this trend. The only thing distinctly different about your legwear should be the elasticated cuff and even that should be in keeping with the garment as a whole. One way NOT to wear this trend is with jersey waistband or cuffs on jeans - a hybrid that better remain dead and buried! Suit trousers may have been given the treatment but try explaining that to your boss in the boardroom.
CUFFED TROUSERS - LOOK INSPIRATION

So, wear your chinos for the one last time while it is still 'IN' before it becomes outdated and you bid adieu to the old friend. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Articles on Lakme Fashion Week is Featured in IFB Links a la Mode

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Wearables

Now that fashion month has kicked off, one of the things that we'll be thinking as the new season hits the runways is, "Is it wearable?" Well, not just the runways, in technology too. The "Internet of Things" gives us some interesting accessories to incorporate into our look. And just in time too... with school back in session, what better way to accessorize, than with things that make you smarter?

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meet My Friend Rahul

Post college days, I never imagined myself playing football till I met my friend Rahul, an architect who lives and breathes football. Rahul darts around his architecture studio in a well tailored light blue shirt and camel trousers from Byford that compliments his tall and gym-toned athletic frame as I meet him to discuss about a design project. Seated in his tastefully decorated office space, I scan the minimal interior design predominantly in pristine white while the wall adjacent to me features a subtle contemporary painting of New York City’s scintillating skyline. But what really adds vigour to the ambience is Rahul’s lively character that I’ve ever known. He is rushing through his enormous collection of files and books and shows me an intricately sketched plan of what he proudly claims is his biggest ambition – developing the largest self sustaining township in the world! After winding up with work, we munch through healthy veggies and he shows me snapshots of his loving parents having a fun adventure in the wild jungles of South Africa. As Rahul and I flip through more candid moments captured from a relaxed bike trip in Leh/Ladakh, his friends Pari, Esha and Sara join us. The five of us unanimously decide to spend the rest of the weekend eve at a local rock pub. After all, Rahul is a go-getter who believes in working hard but partying harder!
Doodle by Purushu Arie
I will follow up with the chronicles of Rahul and myself in upcoming blogposts. Watch this space for more ;)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 Complete Overview

Though it was only a few weeks ago that I relocated from Mumbai to Chennai, an unfamiliar sense of overwhelming nostalgia crept in as my taxi drove from the airport through Mumbai’s infamous skyscrapers adjacent to the dilapidated roads rotting in vindictive monsoon showers. I returned to the city to attend Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The extravagant fashion event got a brand new venue in Lower Parel at Hotel Palladium and a handful of new super-talented designers too!

The fancy new venue came with its own hassles to me like traveling all the way from Andheri to Lower Parel, cashing in on sheer luck for some internet connectivity in the venue and most annoying – finding a plug point to charge a phone/laptop. However the five days offered a lot to celebrate about when it came to fashion. Here is my take on Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 as I collaborated with Triveni Sarees and Jabong this season. (Click on the images to read the full article.)

THROUGH MY PHONE LENS


BEST SAREES






RUNWAY REVIEWS








SHOPPING



CELEBS




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Through My Phone Lens

 SNAPSHOTS FROM THE RUNWAY AND BEHIND THE SCENES TAKEN AT LAKME FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014 #JABONGLFW

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JABONG STALL

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MYSELF! #BLOGGERSINTHEFRONTROW

 A RED KURTA FROM SHANTANU & NIKHIL SHOW


#BEJEWELED 

GAURAV JAI GUPTA CREATION

THEOREM AT #JABONGLFW STAGE


 CATCHING UP THE SHOW FROM THE STALLS #WHENYOUCOMELATE

 LOWER PAREL SKYLINE FROM PALLADIUM TERRACE GARDEN AT 9TH FLOOR #SMOKINGZONE

A MODEL WEARING GEN NEXT DESIGNER'S CREATIONS

 LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!

 ANAVILA MISHRA'S CREATION

 SUNFLOWER MOTIFS AT SURENDRI BY YOGESH CHAUDHARY'S SHOW

MORE SUNFLOWERS AT SURENDRI BY YOGESH C

THE #JABONGLFW RAMP


 KONKONA SEN SHARMA WALKS THE RAMP FOR ANAVILA MISHRA

 A MODEL WEARING SASHIKANT NAIDU'S CREATION

 GANESHA KALAMKARI PRINT AT SASHIKANT NAIDU'S SHOW


 CROWD WAITING FOR ACCESS TO THE MAIN SHOW AREA

ROUKA BY SREEJITH JEEVAN

FASHION BLOGGER A QUAINT PERSPECTIVE AT WORK

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SHARMAN JOSHI ATTENDING SHANTANU & NIKHIL SHOW

KRITI SANON WALKS THE RAMP FOR RIVER ISLAND

PRINTED JUMPSUIT AT RIVER ISLAND RAMP

SHRUTI HAASAN WALKS THE RAMP FOR SHEHLA KHAN