Archive for May, 2013

Purva Rana | Frou Frou

May 30, 2013

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street style fashion frou frou india

Clothes: Archana‘s label Frou Frou(read more here).

Model: Purva Rana, 23, from Dharamsala. Photographed in March 2013 during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Women | LFW

May 29, 2013

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Archana Rao, Designer. Likes Oren Lavie, exploring paper, is fascinated with buildings and structures, lives in Hyderabad..

What did you do today? I was just working on completing a project for most of the day, met up with a couple of friends over coffee and cheese cake, wrapped up the day by watching Paris, je’taime in bed.

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Karishma Sanghvi. 20. FD student at Sophia College.

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Alisha Netalkar. Possesses deafening screaming abilities.

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street style fashion week india
Diva Dhawan. My blog was the subject for one of her college projects.

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Pallavi Singh. In between shows.

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Suhani Pittie. Accessory designer. 

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street style india fashion week
Shruti Bheda. BLUR girl.

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Karishma Shahani. Fashion & textile designer. Also sews, embroiders, cuts patterns. Likes Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Asif Avidan, Manish Arora, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Fun. Read more about her here.

If not a fashion designer, what do you think you’d be?
An anthropologist.

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Shweta Dolli. 23. Miss India South ’11. Studied Math at college.

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Rachel Bayros. Model. On nothing.

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Arshia Ahuja. If she was a kitchen utensil, she’d be a cheese grater.

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Preeti Dhata. Radiohead.

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Miss Universe India 2010.

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lakme fashion week mumbai
Steven Wilson lover in Periwinkle glasses.

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Tamara Moss in Rohit Bal. I really liked this show.

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lakme fashion week mumbai

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Bollywood.

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Socialites.

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lakme fashion week mumbai
Krishna Mukhi.  Works for Harper’s Bazaar. Hates florals.
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Photographs taken over the last two years (2011-13) at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Ria Kamat

May 22, 2013

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Ria Kamat. 22. Jr. Fashion Stylist with Marie Claire. Works on the fashion pages of the magazine but is happiest at a shoot. Lives in Bombay. Studied at LCF. Large chunk of her childhood went in trying to dress like Spice Girls followed by Kate Winslet from Titanic phase(keyword:stockings). Admires Caroline Issa’s style. Has over watched Juno. Is listening to Bloom & Get Lucky over and over, one after another. Likes Huemn, Bodice, Shift, The Lumineers, Passion Pit, singing along to ABBA, Palace of Illusions, vodka…

Childhood
I was born in Mumbai. I am one of those people who has very distinct memories of my childhood right from the age of 4. Snippets of meaningless conversations, dreams, the way I felt about things…I remember majority of it. As all the kids in my building were boys, growing up around them had a strong influence on me. I was definitely not a girly girl and always dreamt of being a teenage mutant ninja turtle (the red one). I feel like a lot of my real ‘growing up’ took place when I moved to a boarding Sahyadri school which was essentially on a hill in the middle of no where. There was no encouragement of competition…education was everything that happened outside the classroom, friends were family, and teachers were friends. Technology was a foreign term, so every weekend I would write letters to my parents on inland letters. Life was like a little bubble with no connection to reality. I owe everything that I am to that time of my not so long life (so far).

How long were you in London for, what did you study, and where did you work?
I moved to london right after I turned 18. I lived there for 4 years. In my first year I did a diploma course that gave me the opportunity to understand all the different aspects of the fashion industry. I then did my BA degree in Fashion Styling and Photography where I majored in Styling.

While in London I did anything and everything I could and didn’t get a penny for it. I interned at Vogue india in both their London and Mumbai offices. I also worked on a film for Lilly Allen’s vintage store that she opened with her sister Sarah. I assisted the creative director of the film so my job was to build the sets, like physically build them. So I helped source all the material for the sets and then build it…from tiling a floor to building walls. I assisted a lot of freelance stylists in London on commissioned shoots that they were doing for magazines. I did apply for a job as a sales girl at Miss Sixty and I even got it. I worked there for a day and then fractured my foot so that was pretty much the end of my sales career.

What do you miss the most about London?
The parks! I love a good picnic at the park.

Where do you hangout in Bombay?
Uhhh currently at the Marie Claire office. I don’t really have one place. I enjoy eating out at places where the space is as important as the food. I like The Pantry, Kala Ghoda Cafe, Cafe Zoe, The Barking Deer.

Do you find any similarities between London & Bombay?
Yes. Everyone is trying to be someone. In Bombay there are so many young people who are trying to find their calling and achieve their goals. It’s the same in London. And all these people are young…really young.

Photoshoot|bhane.

May 18, 2013

Pronounced as bha-nay. Means sunrise in Gurmukhi. I did a ‘street style inspired’ shoot for them sometime in October 2012. We shot on the streets of Delhi(mostly south)…with old & urban structures as backdrops, in bylanes & back lanes, in parks & markets…

Delhi is beautiful; well, some of it. 15 years ago while growing up in Delhi I thought I’d never be able to leave the place. It was greener, and there were lesser cars and lesser people. It’s changed quite a bit now – there are more malls, many more flyovers, traffic jams are longer, & everything looks too clean like the entire city is trying to hide something. Some places look like they are about to explode..

However, it’s still amazing in winters, its back alleys have great character, and some areas still look the same as they did 15 years ago…

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bhane street style shoot india

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bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

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bhane street style shoot india

bhane street style shoot india

Models: Kaka. Aditi. Odette. Carol. Pranav. Richa. Arshia. Shoot styled by Tania Fadte.

bhane clothes are simple and nice. Look them up here +credits(stuff used in the shoot). Read more about them here & here.

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Himanshu Singh

May 14, 2013

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“Being an army kid, I grew up travelling around India — Delhi, Calcutta, Agartala, Shimla, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Pune (to name a few). I studied photography and film from Symbiosis, Pune. I juggle between commercial photography, theatre, and modelling.”

Fashion It intrigues me. I think it’s worth studying and observing on a day-to-day basis. Fashion habits can reveal so much about an individual or a society.

Style icons Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Margiela, Formichetti and Gaga, The Beatles, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol. Why? Because they have all realized the potential of fashion and have communicated heavily through it.

Favorite film: Ordinary People

Bombay Bombay is elusive. It comforts me as much as it vexes me. I continue being here doing my thing and I think I like that.

Himanshu Singh. Lives and works in Bombay. Likes Glen Hansard and the Ballet Men. Photographed in Lower Parel, Bombay in April 2013.

Pranav Misra

May 7, 2013

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street style india fashion week

Pranav Kirti Misra, 28(much older in his head). Designer at Huemn, models occasionally, writes poetry. Originally from Lucknow, lives & works in Delhi. Likes Marilyn Manson, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dastik, Gareth Pugh, Ricardo Tisci, Like A Flower In The Rain by Bukowski, Ghalib. Would like to date Adele. Can have conversations with himself for days…

So..is it weird, talking to yourself?
Not at all.

It was a Sunday yesterday. What did you do?
I did not go to the gym.

Other than making clothes and modelling, is there anything else you’d like to do?
Yes. I want to fly. I want to act in theatre. I want to hold seminars in schools and colleges and talk about random subjects for hours. I want to write, sing, entertain people, make people laugh…

How often do you go back to Lucknow and how is it like?
Once a year. In Lucknow, life is simple, there is more air to breathe, and more time to think. But in Delhi, you miss on a lot in just a blink.

Photographed at Hyatt, Bombay during Lakme Fashion Week in August last year.


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