Travel Diaries : Udaipur and around

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I have come to travel many times per year now, but this is only my second post cataloging a city I saw and experienced. I suppose I can attribute this discrepancy to one of my perpetual travel dilemmas – to experience or to capture? When you come across a picturesque setting – do you take a picture with your mind and imprint it in your memory (and sometimes on your soul) or do you take a picture with a camera and immortalize it on facebook or your blog? Is it possible to snap every second landscape for instagram and still experience it in its entirety? Is it possible to get the best of both worlds? Continue reading

5 Finds of the Month – August ’14

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Pictures via Noa Raviv.com

#1 The work of Noa Raviv 

For someone who has just graduated, this Tel Aviv designer’s work is brilliant. Her use of surface design and understanding of the process of design is remarkable. But what strikes me the most, is how her website does justice to her just-graduated status. Going through her work, you can actually see what goes on in her head while designing and how she actually arrived at the final garment. Even her ‘about’ section is like a résumé. Great for any fashion student looking to develop a portfolio. Continue reading

Of Accessible Dreams and Accessible Fashion

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Images via :People.com (Jen Selter), Jezebel.com (Tavi Gevinson) ; CitiGirlScene (Sonam Kapoor)

 

We live in a world today where everything is accessible – from fame to dreamy weddings; is it a surprise then that the fashion world has followed suit?

 

Cathy Horyn after a long hiatus recently wrote a piece for T magazine titled “Sign of the times” I am sure no one needs one more person proclaming that she is a genius and her judgement of the pulse of fashion at the moment is spot on. She talks about how clothes even on the runway have become simplified and commercialized today. But her piece has sent my thoughts on another road, which may or may not seem parallel to hers. I found myself trying to connect the dots about the current times, gauging India and the global scene, but taking into account much more than fashion.  Continue reading

What is it about Ray-Ban anyway?

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Photo via : KwPenny

It’s interesting to me when you wear a piece of history. In a way everything has a history of course – it came from somewhere and came for a purpose. But some things have a legacy which is more compelling and iconic than the others. Though I have to admit that in today’s world we don’t necessarily pause and think about these things. But I find pausing and thinking so rewarding – so here is my latest reflection.

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The J. Crew XXXS / 000 size debate

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J. Crew’s 000 or XXXS sizing has met with a lot of criticism since it’s launch 2 weeks ago as it is the smallest size available till date. While it may seem ridiculous at first go, I can’t imagine why it has to be such a huge issue. While I have never tried on a J.Crew anything owing to its non-existent stores in India but from my experience with International brands like Zara, Mango etc. – sometimes even their XS does not fit too well. I am a petite pear with 26″ (natural) waist so I have no trouble finding my size in jeans but blouses are another story altogether. Continue reading

15 Creative Ways to use Clothes/Coat Hangers

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Guess what my latest obsession is when it comes to decor – cloth hangers ! Quite an unlikely choice you think? Well, can’t blame you – anyone will think so. But recently I had been coming across so many instances of pictures in which cloth hangers were used differently that I had to put together a list ! After all looking at ordinary objects in new light is quite interesting.  Continue reading

5 Finds of the Month – June ’14

I just want to get right to the list today!

1. Summer Cold Soup – Melon and Mint

I am a big fan of soups and salads. And I often keep trying new recipes for both. So, I actually discovered this recipe here. But I tweaked it a bit and I list it according to what worked for me. But before you try it, remember that the soup is going to be sweet and spicy so don’t go expecting a traditional “soupy” taste. Make this with an open mind!

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