“When I was a kid, I would parade around the house in my mom’s scarf, blouse, high-heels, & make up and end up amusing or angering my family & relatives. I had a picture of me in that get up but I got rid of it when I was a bit older. It was too embarrassing.
During college days, I would mostly wear tight pants and would use my mom’s sewing machine to alter them myself. I was also paid to do the same for many of my classmates.”
“Another thing I was paid to do in college was – erase remarks from conduct sheets. My sister Samantha and I had a talent for scraping off remarks with a blade and an eraser. We would sit on our back bench and do all that for vada pavs, samosas & pepsi colas.”
FCUK in my wardrobe.
When I was a teenager, I used to wear tee shirts with silly one-liners, bought by my friends and relatives from abroad. I would only want the ones with scandalous one-liners like “too busy to FCUK.”
It was a TOTAL LIE.
“I prefer women’s clothing due to the non-availability of my size, fit, and also because I feel more comfortable being androgynous. Also, what I shop depends on my mood. It’s like sometimes I love to sport a beard, other times-false eyelashes…but more the beard. At present, I like loose clothing and I think women’s clothing offers that without losing elegance.”
Elton has worked for Vogue, GQ, International Traveller, M, Marie Claire, Grazia and is excited about his first Hindi feature film ‘I Am’ directed by Onir that will release this September.
Click here to see some of his work.
Neville is 21, has a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and plans to do a post graduation in journalism or creative writing. He has been active in theatre since he was 16. He also occasionally blogs for Fashion tv here – Young and Stylish.
“The two biggest influences on my style are Elton and my friend Alisha. They both taught me to open my mind and dress the way I want to without worrying about what people think. They gave me the little extra boost in confidence that I needed. I think I bought my first pair of skinny jeans a good two years before I met Alisha and I didn’t have the guts to wear them until I met her.”
“I’m quite petite and most of the time I don’t find my size in the men’s range of most brands. I don’t like v-necks and sleeveless tops so I wouldn’t buy that from anywhere. However, if I like a tee I would buy it even if it happens to be from the women’s section.”
“The cheapest purchase I ever made was shoe laces. Ten bucks for a pair from the mochi down by my house. I’ve about 10 pairs of shoe laces. A neon green pair, a deep green pair, a purple pair, a double sided yellow and black pair, a red pair with black stars on it, a rainbow pair, and my personal favourite – white laces with glittery silver threads in them. They look gorgeous with just a little bit of shimmer – not too much to make it tacky or distasteful and not too little to make it go unnoticed.”
All clothes are from FCUK, Elton’s shoes are from MBK Mall, Bangkok for about 350Rs. Brooches are from SPLASH, Hyderabad for about 400-500Rs. Shoelaces in the picture are Neville’s.
This post was inspired by FCUK’s ‘The Man’ campaign..