A fairytale by Anju Modi

Once upon a time There was a girl who never grew up Stuck in a world filled with mundanity She escaped to her own little world of fantasy A world where everything was good, every moment meaningful, every creation beautiful Once upon a time There was a girl who was a free spirit With her …

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Because nobody writes letters anymore

Dear alter ego, It’s time for a tête-à-tête Care to make it a duet? Every once in a while Let’s introspect on your signature style While you sport Aviators I look through my rose-tinted glasses You play with plaid My heart blooms for florals You wear out your denim overalls I treasure my vintage chemise …

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AIFW AW15 – The grand grand finale

What happens when 25 designers come together for one show? Chaos or creativity? Madness or magic? Definitiveness or drama? The grand finale of the first ever Amazon India Fashion Week was a melange of everything. Showcasing their own individual interpretation of India’s rich handicraft tapestry, each of the 25 designers presented 2 ensembles to celebrate …

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The I-am-not-a-fashion-week-virgin-anymore look at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

5 days of trying to fit in. Of fake ascents, smiles, hugs, conversations and an odd display of human behavior. Of watching many shows from my mobile screen. Of having my view blocked by hands holding phones up in the front row. Of deciding what’s more important – Photographing or Shazm-ing. And trying to look …

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Style Stanza # 8 Kashmir By Mrinalini Gupta #WIFW FW2014

Kashmir, India’s paradise, a city of beauty, charm, craftsmanship and a city wrought with chaos and violence finds a beautiful expression in Mrinalini Gupta’s latest collection. With ‘Kashmir’, Mrinalini weaves a tactile story with militant regalia and stories of distress in subtle army tones of Khaki, military green, olive and browns through her fabric treatments and workmanship. …

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Style Stanza #6: Tarun Tahiliani’s opening show at WIFW AW2014

Blurring the lines between adorning and dressing Bridging the distinction between clothes and accessories Digging deep in the trenches of heritage and striking gold Inspired by jewels from India and all over Tarun Tahiliani weaves an illusion With ornamental necklines that mirror necklaces With pleated enamel that mirages drapery With prints that form the impression …

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Style Stanza #4: Chhaya Mehrotra’s Heritage Haiku

Black apology White lie Free, am I? Emancipated and empowered Fighting stereotypes and veiled misogyny Punctuated by a dichotomy of conflict and freedom This collection echoes femininity and strength An illustrative mix of conflicting colour and craft Taking a cue from heritage and speaking volumes in haikus P.S.: It’s always exciting to see a designer’s …

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Style Stanza #3: Rajdeep Ranawat’s Beyond The Cold- WIFW FW 2014

Beyond the Cold dark forest where the myths are born and legends are created, where the thriving and withering of civilisatons are a norm…Rajdeep Ranawat derives his artistic inspiration from these surreal blurred lines. Creating masterpieces in classic free flowing silhouettes Rajdeep Ranawat tries to graphically capture a sense of degenerating mosaics and lost handcrafted …

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A Style Rendezvous at The Collective

How often have you bought something sinfully expensive thinking it looked great in the lights of the trial room and yet not soon after…admired your purchase ever so wistfully while it looked glamorously beautiful hanging in the back of your closet..never seeing the light of the day! Admit it now darlings! Speaking for everyone here, …

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A Day With Aneeth – My Designer Diary

This is how I’d like to introduce Aneeth, for those who don’t know her yet…and in the same breath thank her, for letting me into her private beautiful world for a day with a warm and open heart. Music loving, torrent worshiping, book collecting, Polaroid clicking, wine drinking, globe- trotting, visiting flea markets and bartering …

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