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 #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 #5 : Gautam Gupta’s ‘Raahi’- WIFW FW 2014

Gautam Gupta’s ‘Raahi’, as the theme goes, is a sublime expression of another journey undertaken and depicted through the couturier’s experience while in Jaisalmer. Experience the Arabian nights fable seamlessly in a culturally Indian backdrop of sand swept paradise – the magical deserts, folk dances, street art and the expansive landscape on beautiful contemporary silhouettes. …

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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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When The Phone Is The Only Camera You Need

Photographs have been my most prized possessions ever since I can remember. I take pictures for not losing out on memories, beautiful moments, strangers that I bond with on the streets and of course to an extent selfies too :p. Although I’m not a professional, at every stage in life, whether I could afford it …

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Board Walk Grit – Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan – WIFW SS 2014

Pretty yet a bit gritty, Romantic in essence with muted undertones for the vintage appeal was what we saw in ‘Broad Walk Grit’ by Pallavi Mohan…”The kind of blowing grit that gets in-between the toes when you walk down the boardwalk. Leather sandals leaving fleeting tracks on the wooden planks. The fresh salty smell of …

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