Monday, May 10, 2010

The Timeless Black n White!

The Black n White look is my Ever-green favourite!
I have put together a 70’s style look in memory of my Ma on Mother’s day!

Unlike most, I avoid wearing a solid black with a plain white while wearing this style….

I believe either the top or the bottom should have a splash of both black and white in plenty then pair it up with a solid colour. This is a great look if you are top heavy because the black de-emphasizes your top.

Short Kurta n Viscose Churidars: F.C.Road, Pune.                                                                                     

Click on the pic' for a high-res image of the Classic Leather handbag at the HIDESIGN website

The accessories string the look together!
Earrings: Pantaloons Fresh Fashion outlet
Bangles: F.C.Road Flea market
Wrist watch: Louis Vitton
Hand Bag: Hidesign

How could I not carry the quintessential Handbag?
Nowadays I need the BIG variety to carry my son's paraphernalia in and still mantain a style quotient!

 I have big feet and they dont look pretty to me, at all! A simple pair of black ballerinas in an attempt to make them look better and they also complete the look for me!

Ballerinas: M.G.Road, Pune

Monochrome fashion never fails to gain attention when done well…:D

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hot Steppers!

Temperatures are going beyond 41C in cities…
Are you wondering how to maintain cool feet in this sweltering heat ?
We girls went shopping!

Feet can be kept cool with lovely, trendy yet comfortable footwear that can leave you looking extremely hot. And that’s just what we went hunting…

And found some extremely fresh fashion.....Eclectic ethnic is IN.
These slip ons can be worn with kurtis and capris. Scorch the walkway!

These are just apt to be worn with your Khakis or even cool white shorts, grab a jhola & make heads turn..Haute it is!
 Feet Model: Nandini Bhatt
                                                                                         Printed Slip on Chappals: Footwear boutique at 
                                                                                         M.G.Road, Pune.

Slippers, off cut high heels, flotos n flipflops are also available galore for girls to indulge in this summer.
Like these sweet silver ballerinas, apt for a summer party! Hit the floor in these light flats and see hearts flutter at ur feet..

Feet Model: Nandini Bhatt
                                                                                        Ballerinas: Magnet, Mumbai.

After this old favourite between flats, the Gladiator sandal or Gladiator strap boot, is a trend which has been developing for a year or two.  These were picked up from a shoemaker's shop at the Mahabaleshwar market.
On the other hand it’s the marriage season in India too. Picking the right footwear to go with the saree is as important as wearing the right clutch to match ethnic wear.
These Summer smooth sandals are also going well with this vibrant Kanjivaram sari. So dont hesitate to experiment.

Feet Model: Nandini Bhatt
                                                                                        Summer smmoth sandals: Metro, Mumbai.

Kolhapuris and Juttis are excellent for this purpose and even apt for following the ethnic eclectic trend. Wear them with your western casuals and get that Indo-fusion look.  I picked up these Indian beaded and sequined Juttis from a traditional shoe-maker in one of the Peth areas of  Pune.

I quote a summer fashion tip from a fashionista friend, “ Please keep off Osho chappals! They are definitely a big fashion faux pas, especially under torn jean ends…”

Indian Summer footwear trends' photography courtesy Rumya Bhatt..:D