Monday, July 11, 2011

Rain Drops and Trash Cans: Personal Fashion












Images by Upasana Jain

Saree: Bawaree [Mumbai]; Leather Vest: All Saints; Hat: Kelly Christy; Belt worn as bracelet: Zara; Shoes: Ashish for Topshop

This entire shoot had everything going against it. Amongst 8 other things [I counted] the biggest things were RAIN and lack of light. But Upasna made it work and how? BTW, that chair next to the garbage can was totally soaked in the rain when we found it and I sat on it!! ewwhh. But it was a perfect spontaneous setting and I had to use it. My sari, undies plus butt are at the dry cleaners right now for a massive disinfectant cleaning.

Wearing a sari I fell in love with on my last trip to India. I dig the idea of wearing it with a leather studded punk rock-ish vest and leopard wedges. The flattop just fit right for what I wanted to achieve with the look and don’t you agree that this is a much edgier way to wear a conventional sari? Now if only the stupid Mohawk worked [I wanted to style my hair in a Mohawk and for those who follow DSM on facebook and twitter know what a disaster that ended up being..lol]. Maybe when I actually get hired to style a shoot someday I can attempt it again. In the mean while this is way beyond perfection already. Thanks Upasna!!!

PS: You guys should totally follow Upasana’s photography on her facebook page. It’s absolutely worth it.

30 comments:

  1. Nope. Don't like it. It seems like too much of an effort to be different. the thing about this sari is has too much detail in itself and I think its getting lost somewhere. However, if you had a one color sari to go with that leather vest it probably would have made a different impact. Also, the beauty of the sari is the way it highlights a woman's shape... the bosom, the hips etc. which too I think is lost here.

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  2. oh i like it. mad hatter magic gypsy girl. nicely spun creative one. love your bold dashing fashion. good for you.

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  3. love the concept of madhatter meets streetwalker! as always amazed by how you think up totally disconnected elements which mesh so beautifully including the streetlights and colours meshing with the colours of your getup! and am loving how you have co-opted the bindi as your style statement in such a unique way!

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  4. I love that 5th picture. you look like a 60s movie star (from the indian ones of course )

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  5. love the concept of madhatter meets streetwalker! as always amazed by how you think up totally disconnected elements which mesh so beautifully including the streetlights and colours meshing with the colours of your getup! and am loving how you have co-opted the bindi as your style statement in such a unique way!

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  6. Awesome! U are unique! Btw I really love Ur vest!

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  7. I love what you wear and the action of these photos. Really great job, Prutha :)

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  8. Fabulous take on the sari... loved it :)

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  9. Very editorial....love the pics!

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  10. On the same page with MaDe In Umami's comments. Great job!

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  11. I love the photographs, and this "edgier" way of wearing a sari! The hat, the bindi, the umbrella, your energy, the moodiness of light and rain... everything is so dramatic and infectious and gorgeous! Aaah.

    However, I like Tina's point about the merits of a sari lying in the way it accentuates a woman's curves. Perhaps that could be addressed with a skimpier, smaller vest?

    But unadulteratedly lovely, nonetheless!

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  12. Prutha honey... I'm running out of words... all I do is gasp in awe...

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  13. I'm with Dusk, you leave me speechless! x

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  14. WOW! Amazing pictures :)

    xxx

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  15. OMG!! I've never ever seen anyone rock the saree in such a fantabulous way! Go girl!! :)

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  16. Great photos!! Wow, way to make the dreary summer rain look fabulous.

    I am going out of town this week and returning next. Let's shoot to meet up the week after!! looking forward to it!

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  17. What can I say if you have taken my breath away???
    Pure inspiration and joy, Prutha.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. Great pictures! i adore the vest and the shoes!!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  19. I think it looks fantastic. Would love to have seen the mohawk too!

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  20. I love all of the motion and colors in these photos! Your hat too! :)

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  21. Hi, just catching up with your posts. This is great I love the pairing of leather and that beautiful sari. It's a great contrast.

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  22. love the 5ht picture of yours.. you look one the beauties from the bygones era.. and whole look is really going together ..

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  23. ur gaga-ish leather jacket, ur saree ur photos. nuff said!!
    xxx

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  24. The sari is gorgeous and something I would totally wear! I love how you have taken a very uncovnentional approach to it and colours with the darkness of the vest just...work!

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  25. Wow. Saree, leather vest AND leopard printed booties.

    Whats not to love?

    Definitely following, follow back if you'd like

    Aditi,
    http://mysartorialsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  26. gorgeous photo shoot here! I still need to make my way into All Saints. The sari is absolutely lovely too.

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  27. What should I say about the combination you thought of.You are simply out of town who has thought of wearing a jacket instead of blouse with saree. the photography of it also adding many colors to it. Lovely dear.

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  28. Unique combination of jacket and indian saree

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