Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Manish Arora – The king of kitsch

The name Manish Arora is associated with kitsch, glamour, quirk and colour. His designs are psychedelic. If you want something grandeur, magnificent, graphical and completely over the top, then Manish Arora is the word. When people said he was a fool for leaving Paco Robanne, he just went ahead and created beautiful collections for his own label. When its Manish, expect a lot of colour. Although I love his beautiful creations, too much colour and quirk is not my style. I always get mesmerised by his collection.But I can never imagine myself in his creation because that’s just not me.
But his stint at the recent fashion week where he showcased his spring/summer 2015 collection, I was in awe. It was a jawdropping experience. Manish Arora never fails to create magic and his runway collection was nothing short of that. When you hear spring/summer somehow the word pastel does come to your mind. Surprisingly he kept the colour palette understated and stuck to beautiful pastel and metallic shades. I fell in love with the clothes the moment I saw the colours. He din’t shy away from colour, he just opted for subtle tones. Beadwork embroidery dominated the clothes. And when you thought sheer wouldn’t stay in fashion, Manish Arora presented a collection featuring sheer in every possible way. Appliques with embossed and over the top designs added the required glamour. He never fails to express Indianness in his design and lord Krishna and maa Kali’s faces were aptly placed in the clothes. The clothes were fluid, relaxing with palazzo pants, maxis, sheer sweatshirt and capes. And that was not it, accessories form a major part of his collection. He expresses his love for quirk and fun through accessories. Who doesn’t lust over his accessories for amrapali. This time he accessorized his clothes with over the top,heavily beaded and embroidered metallic hats. Can someone just get me one of those hats. Pretty please! Oh and how can I forget to mention the shoesssss!!!The models strut the runway in flatform, gladiator kind in silver toned metallic shoes . For a shoe lover like me and for someone who loves comfort and fashion, these shoes are nothing short but a dream. These are my dream shoes.
All I would like to say is Manish Arora never fails to disappoint us and takes us on a magical ride and we never want to come back from that space. Even just looking at his collection and writing about it makes me feel like Rihanna. Cheers to THE KING OF KITSCH.

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How to style a denim shirt dress

Hola. The amazing thing about blogging is that you can write whenever you want. But that isn’t good. If you want to commercialise your blog and actually want to be big in this industry, you need to be consistent. Consistency is the key to success. And if there was an award for the least consistent blogger, I would win it without doubt. But I don’t mind that. I don’t promote my blog much. People close to me don’t even know I have a blog and I don’t collaborate with brands. Blogging is like a holiday for me. I write when I want to escape from the chaos of life. And I write whenever I feel like writing. And I only write when I feel there is good content on my mind. I don’t write just for the sake of writing.
Moving forward, in July I was in pondicherry vacationing. It was a road trip, hence wearing comfortable clothes was a necessity. Lot of people confuse comfort with boring. Dear people, you can be comfortable without wearing sweat pants. When I heard road trip I knew I’m definitely going to wear my trusted pair of mango black leggings. But what I chose to wear with it was this beautiful ultra comfortable chambray shirt dress/tunic. It’s airy, it’s cotton, it’s almost crease free and super stylish. Denim never goes out of style. It’s a classic and why not embrace it.
I wore black leggings, the denim shirt dress as a tunic, thong sandals, a printed scarf, sunglasses and completed my look with a chic top knot. Voila you are ready!
I’m in love with this tunic from
www.bhane.in. It’s very versatile and I can think of so many ways to style it. It’s basically a shirt dress but I don’t wear short dresses hence I ll show you how to style it differently without wearing it like a dress. This is part 1. Stay tuned for the next post to see how I styled it differently!

P. S  ignore my face. I was way too tired and sleepy!

Outfit details:

Tunic/shirt dress  :  Bhane
Leggings : Mango
Sandals: lifestyle
Scarf : sarojni nagar market
Sunglasses : mango
Bag: zara