Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Silhouette



My wardrobe has always been a mix of outfits purchased from streets & stores! From being someone who never owned a Zara piece till the second year of graduation to someone who now ends up impulse shopping, this journey as a fashion enthusiast has taught me a lot. Often people think that it is only branded clothes that can make them look good but in my case, there have been instances when I invested in a particular piece & it wore out too early to be expected. At times I feel a customised product would do more justice to the silhouette than the one available in the stores, be it due to the quality offered or the rate at which it is priced at.



And now with numerous visits to the mall or flea markets today I have reached to a saturation point where I don't feel like shopping as much as I used to do six months back, when I started with this blog. There have been times when I have gone to shop but only to return empty handed because everything looked to similar to what I already have in my closet. 
Now I intend to add those pieces to my wardrobe which are not just value for money but are unique & not seen on every second person I meet or see! 


So while planning this post I decided to create a look bringing together all my thrifted picks. 
Everything from the silhouette to the print & hues, in this dress gave a distinct appeal, something that my wardrobe lacked. These details complimented it with an innate bohemian Indian vibe! Amalgamating the modern silhouette with Indian details, I added an oxidised silver choker & embroidered kolhapuri flats (here: DIY embellished with dainty silver anklets) to the outfit.    

OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress, Anklet worn as Choker, Footwear - Thrifted 


Pictures by Gitanshu Jetly

Much love :*

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A Colorful Blend


The beauty of heritage crafts like bandhani, phulkari or the traditional Kutch work have a certain kind of magnetism that always manages to attract me whenever I see a piece made of traditional textiles. 



Talking about Kutchi patterns, I have in past used clutches & handbags to style a look not just for the Indian vibe but because it effortlessly adds flamboyance to the overall attire while making it look elegant on the same time.



The beautiful design, vibrant colours and the enigmatic mirror work that embodied this jacket swept me off my feet & I knew it would be a resplendent adornment to my wardrobe.


Coming to the outfit, I wanted to create a look with a contemporary twist. Therefore, I wore the jacket as a crop top & paired it with a denim tube skirt with patch detailing which perfectly added that modern vibe! Accessorised with these dainty golden jhumkis & finally slipped into my favorite tan brogues.


A lot of you know that I recently got a long bob done so I am not left with much hairstyle options to try with (No, I am not complaining). So for this look, I side swept my hair giving an illusion of asymmetrical bob, a pop of pink on the lips & I was good to go!

OUTFIT DETAILS
Jacket worn as a top - Gujarat Emporium | Skirt - Zara | Brogues - Forever 21 | Earrings - Thrifted  

Do share your feedback.
Much Love :*

Pictures by Gitanshu Jetly

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Criss Cross



There's something about embroidery that fascinates me alot! Be it as a childhood memory of wearing embroidered denim or during teenage enrolling myself into classes to learn cross-stitch technique. 

Embroidery gives an out of the box appeal & transforms a mundane design into a statement piece.



Despite being an ancient trend it keeps on emerging year after year with a fresh, modern & edgy vibe added to it by young designer & brands. One such brand that used embroidery in an eccentric way for their SS'16 collection is Quirk Box. Inspired from the French Art & Fashion era, this beautifully detailed collection is a perfect combination of vintage with the right amount of quirkiness!


For me, it was a love at first sight with this dress, not just for its intricate detailing but also for the unconventional pop hued French inspired cross stitch embroidery over a quintessential dress. Quite unlike of what Quirk Box is known for (the prints, ofcourse), I loved how for the first time they used this technique to depict art & surpassed their own level of creativity.



Maintaining the simplicity of the dress & not letting the accessories take over the outfit, I decided to go for an ethnic fusion look with silver jewelry & tan handpainted juttis. Messy half tied hair & the brown tinge on the lips perfectly supported the vintage setting. 

OUTFIT IDEAS
Dress - Quirk Box | Jewellery & Footwear - Thrifted

Until next time.
Much love :*

Pictures by Gitanshu Jetly

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Vintage Printage




I used to always play very safe when it came to styling outfits, where a majority of my wardrobe was all-black, going for a head to toe print look seemed insane to me! But as the years passed and I became more inclined towards fashion, I decided to come out of the cocoon of basic styling and started experimenting in terms of colors, cuts, fit, etc.


So when Quirk Box sent me their 'Vintage Vanity' Long Shirt, I bombarded my planner with various styling ideas. Keeping the sky blue color & the silhouette in mind, initially I zeroed in on a casual look with distressed denims in grey & sneakers but once I saw the pictures i felt it was too basic and didn't really do justice to the creativity and original art print of the shirt.


The whole idea behind this look was to fuse your formal wear with some quirkiness but at the same time keeping it balanced & sophisticated. Since the shirt was in a vivid color, I paired it with these micro print high-waist trousers in neutral hue. 

Accessorized with a thin belt to give a sleek look along with my favorite nude pumps! Finally, completed the look with a fishtail braid.

OUTFIT DETAILS

Shirt - Quirk Box | Trousers - BIBA | Neckpiece - Melange by Lifestyle

Do let me know your views about this look! 
Much Love :*

Pictures By Gitanshu Jetly