Sunday, August 22, 2010

Getting Wiggy with It: Personal Fashion











Images by Anjali Bhargava

Dress: 1970’s Vintage from Vintage Variety; Shoes: Ashish for Topshop; Bangles: Random

My fetish for BIG hair was finally fulfilled by a super cute and cheap solution: A Wig!! I borrowed it from one of roommates and I love it!!! I do wish it were a brunette instead of a blonde though. Now here is a thought [Thought No. 1], if I don’t want to do crazy chemical things to my hair and would like the option to keep my current hair the way it is, is it ok for me to actually wear a wig on a day-to-day basis? I mean if I got a good one, not too fake, can I actually wear it in real life, say for dinner or to the movies? Just a thought. Don't laugh!!

I am proud to announce that if I don’t include my shoes, my today’s outfit costs less than $40 including accessories. Pls don’t ask me to include the shoes. Really. It’s embarrassing.

Found this incredible 1970’s dress at a vintage store in New Jersey [ahh...stop screaming all you Manhattanites..yes yes, I shopped in New Jersey, but the deal was just too freaking good] when I went there a couple of weekends ago to go to the beach. I almost raided the entire store and bought as much stuff as I could carry single handedly back to New York. COZ IT WAS SOO CHEAP!! So here is another thought [Thought No.2], do you think that someone somewhere in the 1970’s had the same exact taste in clothing, colors and style as me and maybe this was her favorite dress and that maybe even she wore / styled this outfit just like I have right now? She could be like my twin from another generation, right? Sooo cool !! My brains sometime have crazy ideas. Not always. Just sometimes. :)

XOXO

PS: This is one of my favorite styled outfits on myself so far. It's the hair, I know. But I feel the big hair, vintage, leopard print, high high wedges are all my current fav style statements. So all in one is a killer combo. Ok I'm done now. You can go back to whatever you were doing before this. :)

69 comments:

  1. You are crazy and I like you! :) Love the picture with the security guard!!!

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  2. You are sooooo friggin' cool! I just love you! What an ensemble!
    What an idea to wear a wig....what I mean to dinners etc...I think it's a fabulous thought. I think I might try that sometime....Maybe I'll practice on Halloween first...I'll be back for that. LOL

    Have a great new week!

    xoxo

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  3. Prutha!! I love the color in that first picture and you look so cute in the wig. : )

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  4. Yes, there is a real 60's vibe here. Wigs are an awesome way to express yourself, go for it.

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  5. What a fabulously fun look! DYING over the shoes!

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  6. Love those shoes - and what a great solution for the hair change!

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  7. You are crazy and I think I love you haha! I didn't laugh at anything you said. I think you're very bold.

    I've actually been thinking about wigs a lot lately LOL :$ And about getting a buzzcut. People would think I'm nuts but not like I really give a shit about that :P

    I'm sure many people in the 70s had the same taste in style as you ;)

    Mustart x

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  8. What a transformation.. You look fabulous..
    Love it..
    you r crazy.. :-D
    LOx

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  9. I don't have the words to describe how damn fabulous you are sister!

    ...THIS is for you to get your groove on you Fox you!

    LOVE that dress and the third pic is just 70s attitude to the max!
    ...and OHMYGOD you have these shoes!! they are so rare!!! I Know. I tried looking for them!

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  10. These shots are so great!Love the wedges:)))and your hair:))

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  11. ROFL..... Crazy it is... I had no idea you liked the big hair girl... I love the shoes. Like love them love them.. And I will fall all the time when I borrow from you... but I love them none the less.

    Looking very '70s for sure!
    Hugs

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  12. you look groovy, babe. very very groovy. i think i'm going to get a brunette afro wig and test out your theory. i'll keep you posted.

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  13. Awesome! just awesome Prutha. I love the concept, the shots and the clothes of course!!!

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  14. Oh my, those shoes! If only I had somewhere to wear footwear like that. :)

    I think wigs for real life are a dandy idea.

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  15. I always love your personal fashion posts.
    Picture three has that Erykah Abadu-look going on.
    Love the last shot.

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  16. I love it! I too have an affinity for loud 70s dresses, and this is a sweet one with great colors, pattern, pockets and everything.

    And I love the wig! The abundance and audacity of it. I actually like the platinum blonde, it gives a Marie Antoinette feeling to the afro and it looks adorable on. Very inspiring.

    I have a number of wigs and falls that I have worn about town with general success, so I say go for it! But there's one caveat: as with any extreme look, people will comment, which can be tiresome.

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  17. Thanks! Ps those pictures are really cool=)


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  18. I absolutely love you in this outfit!!! You were born to wear this dress. Prutha, you rock, lady!!! xxx

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  19. Hi Prutha, I swung over from Vix's blog because of your intriguing comment of styling a vintage shoot for yourself. I LOVE IT! The wig, definitely the dress, the shoes. I especially loved the photo with you and the security guards.

    What's great about wearing wigs is that they are already styled. No need to bother with hair goop and styling, it's always ready and waiting to go out the door looking absolutely perfect!

    Love your blog, Bonnie

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  20. wow prutha the dress is so awesome , love it and of course those killer shoes :)

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  21. Blast from the past!! Loving the seventies vibe!! Stick with a wig, that way you don't need to commit and you can "glam" it up when you feel like it!!

    Love the backdrop in the first picture!

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  22. Such a fun outfit love your shoes amazing xoxo

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  23. Haha this is great

    Did you actually walk in the shoes though??? Pretty sure I'd have fallen on my face...


    Please check out my blog :)

    Alexandra

    http://alexandrascomplaintsoftheday.blogspot.com/

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  24. absolutely lovely. love the vibrant pictures


    love,

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  25. oh yes !!!!great post!!!
    love you blog!!!
    I follow you now.

    http://malibuananas.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  26. You are one wild girl Prutha! No one can do what you do, I am so sure of that. Hell I can tell, coz' I am crazy. I think I finally found my guru! :D

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  27. Your photo shoot looks fun and creative. ...and those shoes... What a killer! Fabulous!!! :)

    ~Nelonie aka lancelonie

    P.S. I like your response to my Question 2. Cheers!

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  28. I WANT THIS SHOES!! THEY'RE AMAZING!

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  29. As a few others have noticed the shoes are wicked!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

    www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com every follower appreciated :)

    xx

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  30. I loooveee it!!!
    Follow my blog as well, I will be posting a lot more as time goes by. ;)
    http://pauinomenon.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the comment btw.. <3

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  31. There's nothing wrong with shopping in NJ! :)

    Re: your first thought - my 5th grade teacher used to do that! although she wore it more days than not - I didn't know it was a wig!

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  32. Haha you're hilarious with your words! Fun reading your whims, Prutha!

    The afro-wig is rockin chic girl, I'd wear it for parties I guess. I have been thinking about hair extensions you know...but the 'fake' factor keeps gnawing at me. I'm as confused as you are, for slightly different reasons as you can see! I imagine someone telling me 'gorgeous hair' and I'll be like "umm yeah oh well" ...you know what I mean?! Lol I'm still thinking though!

    I think this style is very chic too. I'm glad someone is not afraid of throing in so many colours and making a statement. Looking for a fashion doppleganger, are you?! :)

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  33. I have been dreaming about those leopard shoes <3

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  34. Fab. What colours. What shoes. What a wig. Xxxx

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  35. these photos are so much fun. i love the wig and the austin power's looking dress. such a cool concept. p.s. i LOVE those ashish for topshop shoes... i have loved them for ages. beautiful!

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  36. looks like you had funn!
    love your shoes!

    xx

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  37. Great colours! I love that style ;-)

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  38. Those colors = A M A Z I N G!!!

    Never been to your blog before but so glad I stoppped by!! Love this blog! :-)

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  39. You are definitely one of my new fave bloggers! I love love love this outfit so much!

    Legitly wearing wigs is something I've been considering for a while, but I want to be able to invest in good quality ones, so I'm waiting till I have more money :P

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  40. oh my god hun, this so takes me back to tryin on wigs at topshop in london. so sooo loved that instant transformation. and what do i say about that dress, absolutely loverlyyyyy. n may i add nehas comment as well - that nail paint is so kewl.

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  41. am liking the dress!!!..the wig, well, would love it if it was in shocking pink..i think i need to get one myself, in shocking pink ofcourse!!....
    thought no.1 & 2 - yeah i think it's possible :))

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  42. what a great shoes
    lovely pics!
    take a look at my blog and maybe we can become blogfriends ? :)

    www.mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  43. OMG - i LOVEEEE the hair. u have no idea how much i wish i was born w/ an afro - LOVE!!!

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  44. love those wedges!!!!
    xoxo

    http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com

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  45. Thank you for your fabulous description of a black&white gown. BTW, it's not that hard to sew....I bet you could learn very quickly. :) Hey c'mon and visit me on a little vacay....I'll teach you! Not kidding!!!
    Love ya,
    Inga

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  46. A quickie..ready to board plane soon.
    I have not decided on the dress exactly yet. Will work on flight.
    I will go to school in San Francisco!! ;) So you'll visit right???
    Have a fab week!
    Luvya,
    Inga

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  47. nice post :)
    thanx for visiting my blog, new post up let me know what you think.

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  48. outstanding pics, love it!

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  49. OOeeeehhh those shoes are so hot!! You look gorgious!!

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  50. wigs are so fun...

    love the leopard shoes!

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  51. wow those leopard shoes are incredibly! swooning!

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  52. thanks :*

    cool shoes and i love these photos!

    i added you to follow,if you like add me too!

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  53. omg! this is so vogue! and those wedges are so much better than sex! love love love!

    xoxo

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  54. thanks for the comment on my blog! yours is fabulous - love those shoes!

    www.materialisticchronicles.blogspot.com

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  55. I love, love, love this retro vibe! How freaking adorable. :) You look fantastic in those bright colors and so cute in that wig!

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  56. i want those wedges!
    just adorable how you paired those leopard spots with the bold & lovely sixties print!

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  57. This shoes are great!!! And Your blog is lovely and your photos are breathtaking!!!<3

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  58. what a retro look, love it:)

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