Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reflections: Personal Fashion






Images by Hrishikesh Vimadalal 

Shoes: Topshop; Leggings: American Apparel 

It has been a bit since I blogged. Sometimes you just need a break right? Hope all you guys are doing well and enjoying this beautiful holiday season. It snowed in New York today! I love snow!! 

Here is a quick post I did with Hrishi a couple of weeks ago. Wearing a scarf I bought from India as a dress. Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Style Me on the Street - Part 3






Images by Shraddha Borawake 

This is the last part of the 3 part "Style me on the street" project that I have been posting lately. We took it a bit further this time by processing the final images slightly [ok a lot] crazy. All Shraddha's idea and work. I love how it started with a styling project of fashion, then became a performance of sorts by doing it on the street and involving strangers to participate and then became a composition by making the participants form a picture frame in real life by posing and ultimately in this series, the pictures are further edited to take on a whole new artistic look and composition. 

Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of this project. Love Ji [our friend] sleeping on the floor in the first series and the guy with the orange poster. He walked up to us to participate and had this poster on him that Shraddha asked him to use in the picture. The girl styling me in the first series put bindis of all different colors all over my face. I think that looked pretty awesome. The lady in the last image on the right has a pretty cool blog herself. Her name is Anjula Carrier and you can check it out here


Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013









This halloween I dressed up as a tribal chief. It was a super last minute plan and I made up the entire outfit in 20 mins total. My friends and I walked in the village halloween parade and it was awesome! Hope you guys had a fab Halloween too.

PS: All pictures are iphone pics, hence the poor quality.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Style Me on the Street- Part 2















In this project that I told you guys about last week that we did where we asked strangers on the street to style me from a bag of things that I had with me, this is part 2 of the series. There is one more. But I have to say of all the groups we stopped and encountered that day, this was the fun-nest. These guys went all out on styling me. Drawing on my face with an eyeliner, adding their own make up, making me wear the girl's leather jacket, etc. They even put on bindis themselves to support Don't Shoe Me. The icing on the cake was that the girl told us at the end of the shoot that she had a bag of confetti in her tiny purse if we wanted to use it and my first reaction was, "Why do you have confetti in your purse?" and her response was, "Why the hell not?". Love New York and it's people. Life is great here if you can just find a way to survive and open up your minds to take all it has to offer in. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Style Me on the Street- Part 1

Week after week for the past 3 plus years I have styled myself for the blog and it has been awesome because I can see the progress made in my own style. But just to switch things up a little my favorite collaborator artist Shraddha and I decided to do a street styling project. The idea was to have random people on the street style my outfit. I had a bunch of arbitrary items from my closet in a big bag and we stopped complete strangers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to style me how ever they liked. That was just one aspect of the idea. As the styling was happening Shraddha also added some other strangers to participate in each shot. There are random people doing different things in each shot, all of whom where asked to participate in the shot on the spot and were given directions on how to pose. So every frame is composed by Shraddha with random people and all my outfits/ makeup are put together by complete strangers. 

Since there were a bunch of people we stopped I am going to post each group of people as a separate story.

STORY 1: 20 DOLLAR SHOOT



Our first encounter was with "The Queen of Williamsburg" Leonora Russo. She is an 87 year old extremely stylish lady who caught our eye and we asked her if she would participate and she totally obliged. I just looked her up and she actually has a documentary made on her called "The Queen of Williamsburg". This is the outfit she came up with. Guy on the right under the book was a tourist and the guy from the window of the cafe was just having coffee there. 

 STORY 2: TAKE 2



My second stylist was this incredibly creative girl with her sick outfit and hair, selling some stuff on the street alongside her friend [lady on the left of picture one sitting on a chair] who was selling her jewelry. She styled me with that first outfit and didn't like it that much and then she tried on the second outfit which was to her satisfaction. I love it. BTW, please to be noticing the older couple in the background shooting each other. Again passerby tourists who indulged us in creating an interesting scene.

STORY 3: HERE IS YOUR COFFEE MADAME


My next stylist was this super flamboyant dude who I am sure is a stylist by profession or is atleast related to the fashion industry. His personal style was so cool and he went through my entire basket to find the perfect things to make a chic outfit. He made me pair my black skirt with a sequin Comme Des Garcons top and my fur around me neck. The girl holding the coffee cup was his friend. The other three girls were shopping in the store next door before Shraddha caught hold of them.


STORY 4: NO STYLIST NO CRY

So as you can see that my outfit here is the same as the series above. It was because we couldn't find anyone to style me. Every one had somewhere super important to be. So we just found the people who wanted to participate in the picture. We found this cool couple who were coming back from their workout and this gorgeous photographer guy who was wandering about and our friend Ji who lives in the neighborhood.

The rest of the stories and encounters will be posted in the Part 2 / 3 of this series. Cannot tell you how cool they are! But until than just know this was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Blogging alone isn't enough. Fashion alone has never been enough on this blog. Creating experiences is so much more important. I love that I have awesome friends and artists around me who are always ready to collaborate and make things happen just for the sake of art and being creative. 

All images by Shraddha Borawake. She is the best!!!!! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Connecting The Dots: Street Fashion




Images by Prutha Raithatha 

Can we all please take a moment to recognize the brilliance of this woman's outfit and look. I love the drawings on her shirt and shorts and her hair. The overall cool of her outfit is quite and rare. I love it.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tungsten


Modern Design sent me this flat tungsten band as a present and I am here to review it. There are tons of times when I like clean lines, probably has something to do with my architecture back ground. This one is a tad bit big for my thumb but I highly recommend wearing bands on the thumb otherwise. Yeah I am one of those thumb ring wearers. Deal with it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Maggie Gyllenhaal: Street Fashion


Image by Prutha Raithatha 

Outside the Alexander Wang show. And because I like her.

Monday, October 7, 2013

80's Revelation : Personal Fashion












Images by Hrishikesh Vimadalal 

 Jacket: Vintage; Shoes: Moonspoon Salon

 I found this really tacky-cool jacket at my favorite thrift store in Chicago. It is so big I can actually wear it as a dress. It's the perfect ensemble in these early fall days of NYC when . Also it has become by favorite brunch outfit. That's all. Hope everyone is having a happy life!

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