Monday, October 31, 2011


And so flourishes the religion of POP . We are back in color! Oh..yes..I recall- how can I forget that? We all did a project on POP ART during our print design module. Or so, the teacher was a pop art buff! I think she got the same theme from her teacher while she was a student! So, I can even bluff that I know so much about POP :p.

Marilyn Monroe to Andy Warhol, Kitschy judgement to circuses and tents! Hope you can relate to the movie DEV D. Then, there were comic strips and the Coca Cola branding. There was fluorescence and there was Manish Arora (below his design for spring/summer 2008).

And talk about today, I recently visited some flea markets here in Bangalore and was so glad to discover the inclination our generation has got for this particular vocabulary. Upcoming design labels like Chumbak ,soda unbottled, Yelo, kya cheez hai, Kili and so many more ( I wish to upload those pics too soon ;) ) are just on track to make you fall in love . I am forgetting so many names right now!!
PS: Yelo- a brand of one of my very beautiful friends!


By Manish Arora

well, here's my pop capture of the day! A bag full of pop even in a dress not-at-all pop!
Thanks Natasha! :). Love your way of carrying it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


All of us had our own childhood fiddles. We loved, we cared for, we talked to and we did every act of the day with it. Oh wait: it wasn't IT, right? we had given names and defined (it) male/female...whatever....Barbies, G I Joes, Smurfs, hot wheels, or just Teddy bears!

Well, mine was brown colored Teddy which I haven't let my mother dump yet, (neither washed :P)
makes me feel nostalgic of the times we didn't have to think. Neither care about what we talked, nor have definite schedules or any responsibilities!...Gone are those days!...but feels good to meet our childhood fiddle again!

which one did you have and what did you call it???

enjoy a cute story of this girl and her fiddle!


Current beautiful sound track on my mind! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Diwali!
A festival and my blog! The connection?? Fashion!...? :O ??
Nah..not the usual fashion: what I wore ? whats in Fashion?...blah..blah...I should have posted on that long ago...but..I din't! And I am not blaming the overload of work in my office for that! Am I?

So, my Diwali has always been quiet and colorful. For, I don't contribute in the increasing pollution caused by crackers.
For me, its sweets, flowers, dressing up and making rangoli! That's how I fete it! And you ought to be at home for the occasion.
And I was with a camera during the whole puja just to update it all here! ;)

So, this post is a bit different from the rest. I feel good to share my way of celebrating this time. Its what I enjoy and not necessarily in fashion! Its not the finger quoted trend of the time! Its when you breathe the cultural sweetness and live in the extraordinary moments! And think over the tech version of puja :P

And my max time-consuming work- rangoli! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011


O .....I am working too much these days (you can see that my boss doesn't let me blog :s)...So, the only way I can have a cheerful day is by dressing myself up!
And ditto! My day was good--despite 12.5 hrs of work! :x

the little fun we have clicking and sipping tea on the galla outside feels enough to keep me on!
I had been seeing a lot of DIY stuff lately visiting the flea and design markets..///..if only I could not laze around and push myself to make something !...but... after too much pondering...i thought....oh..cut the crap.. I should buy the pretty crochet sunflower scrunchy...and just randomly mixed it up with some earthy color linen pants and floral shirt. The fact is, "hearing a single compliment can make your day"!

thankyou Siddhant, Aashika and Ruchika! :)


A day of ethnic attires! And whats more blissful than the presence of Ganesha!
In an amazing form of jewelry!!...would you call it cool??...or hot? ...

The copper and the bling, with a hint of the tint! and u can coordinate everything you wear!


I told ya....I ld buy more of these kind!...well...the hunt is still on! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011


You know what most girls feel about men's wardrobes?
is there anything beyond striped, checked and some plain shirts??..or just a few message tees or some geeky-humor graphics?? :P...[trust me- i researched! ;)]

And, so I found some interesting experiments guys should hit on now!
Coloring your pants! yes, and its so IN too!
I already surfed the internet and wandered the streets! here are colored trousers to look stylish this winter!

Bring a surprise by adding color to your wardrobe!


LOCATION: My Office, Bangalore :P.///thankyou Rahul Sir! :)




As fresh as a plucked flower
As live as a mile long smile
As pink as the cheeks of the neonate
Twinned into the curls for shine!

A touch of pink
to love the world
And live all the life.
The world shall be mine!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

RIP STEVE JOBS: the Geek Fashion iCon!

Location: Apple Store, Stockholm
Time: A day after Steve Job’s death

A slight drizzle fell upon a small crowd that lined the front of the Apple Store on 1 Stockton Street Thursday morning. People stood in front of the iconic franchise to pay their respects to an iconic man. Steve Jobs, the man behind the Apple, had passed away the day before, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Outside the store, a small memorial was set up. Flowers, candles, and even apples were placed at the foot of the glass windows surrounding the store. On the windows, people left post-it notes in memory of Jobs. Many notes simply said, “RIP Steve”. Some others left messages, including, “No businessman changed the world the way you did. Thanks and “We are the same age. See you on the other side.”
The store has a sad and depressing vibe, even though the business continues. It feels like Alexander McQueen’s tragedy all over again. It is a shocking event to the world, because the man changed the whole world.

Via Fashion Schooldaily

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Here is how news makes its way to fashion!

And the fashion industry calls him Timeless Geek chic! In both his attire and his company, Jobs proved simplicity is powerful and elegant. His attire was “unquestionably efficient and banal, yet with just the tiniest hint of Steve McQueen cool”, said Givhan from the Daily Beast!
What is somewhat more surprising is that his geeky fashion sense has seemingly come into vogue overnight. Sales of black mock turtlenecks, as worn by Steve Jobs at product launches, have sharply increased. Back in the 70s and 80s his wardrobe used to be a mix of everything, from walking around the Apple campus barefoot in a t-shirt and shorts to old school three-piece suits to show his computers in fairs and keynotes.
Does it matter, what brand loyalty you show while buying clothes? Yeah, you could be loyal enough to buy apple products but it is a thought to ponder that the CEO of apple didn’t care for wearing a cashmere turtle neck. But, a mock turtle neck black tee was all he needed to dress up for product launches! It’s a sartorial Distinction, a universal form of public camouflage – blandly appropriate and never distracting.
Steve Jobs's uniform of jeans and a black turtleneck has heretofore seemed less like a sophisticated sartorial choice than a savvy exercise in personal branding, a symbol of ascetic devotion to technology, and perhaps, once, a bit of marketing for the Gap, where Jobs was a director. Jobs' wardrobe makes a cameo, and perhaps unintended, appearance in the new (September) issue of Vanity Fair. You gotta admire a man who is loyal to his style no matter what
In 2010, Apple introduced iWear! An action to entertain Steve Job’s fans!

Think different, dress alike: Apple introduces Steve Jobs fashion line.

iWear makes it easy for anyone to be like Steve. All parts of the official Steve uniform will be neatly boxed, Apple style: mock black turtleneck, jeans and gray New Balance 991 sneakers. In addition, copies of Steve’s glasses (non-prescription) are available to complete the look. Underwear remains a matter of personal choice.

There's nothing new about celebrities creating fashion trends. Ashton Kutcher and his trucker hats. Madonna in the 80's. But how does this happen with a guy who wears the same outfit every time he appears in public?
Uncrate is the leading buyer's guide for men noticed that Steve Jobs seems to like New Balance 991 sneakers, as he was wearing them at the D: All Things Digital conference this year. Uncrate advertises the sneakers by saying, "Some people buy shoes because their favorite sports star (i.e. Michael Jordan) wears them. We here at Uncrate are a little more geeky than that. We buy our sneakers, the New Balance 991 ($99), because our favorite chief executive officer wears them — Apple and Pixar boss Steve Jobs. If they're good enough for a billionaire, then they're surely good enough for us losers."


On death.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”

On (how to live your) life.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” -2005 Stanford commencement speech.

On progress.
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” -Wired1996

On simplicity.
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.” - Business week 1998

On design.
“Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.” - The New York Times 2003

On contentment.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” -Wall Street Journal 1993

On what people (really) want.
“You can’t just ask the customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” -Inc Magazine 1989

On saying ‘no.’
“It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” -Business Week 2004

On conformity.
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”


Saturday, October 8, 2011


Here's another blooming post about your winter must-haves fashion looks!
Call them always in trend. Florals!
what matters is how you coordinate them up with the rest to get a not-always-floral look!

keep in mind not to pair up a floral garment with another one! I tried creating looks wherein you can pair up any one floral garment with rest of the plain coordinates! (guash, i should work on my fashion vocab!). For eg. If you have a floral tee, pair it up with plain scarf, denims and bag! The other way, if you are planning to wear everything plain and need some accent in your look, try wearing a floral scarf! And there's a beautiful floral jacket, you could team up with a plain dress.

Accessories complete your look. So, don't forget garnishing your look!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Blue comes back to signature in the winter! It wasn't too cold, but you see, designers are pretty much ahead to follow the forecast! (rather, we pop the out ;p)
And blue electrifies my post once again!..well, this time to give some details about CODE BLUE!

electric blue. cobalt. grey. black -what a delight to the eyes! (in-spite being called electric aye), certain shades make you feel so comfy and cozy while you wear them. Less maintenance, more repetitions! Go along with multiple matches!
Splash some bright color onto your shoes or accessories to break the catenation! Or totally bling yourself with sparkling accessories!

Believe me, It was accidental that we all wore Blue that day! Well, I got electrified obviously! Thanks Aparna and Kumkum.
PS: the last picture- Aparna pocket is glittered! That's a brilliant idea for a DIY project! I am keen on doing it (soon)!