Posts Tagged ‘Wearabout’

Sounak | bangalore

September 19, 2015

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Where are you from?

What do you do?
I work as a designer and a stylist.

How was your childhood like?
Disciplined and structured. But liberal.

What did you want to become as a kid?
An actor. A singer. I used to sing and do theatre. I feel I should get back to it.

What are you currently listening to?
Something about you by Hayden James and a whole lot of Abida Parveen.

Where do you hang out here?
I like Tao. I love going to Fatty Bao. Love their food.

How would you describe your style?
I feel I don’t stick to any structure. Clothes are an extension of me. They are not more important than I am. They reflect how I feel at the moods.

What are you feeling like today?
I feel like getting a drink. I think I will go to Humming Tree.


Koramangala, Bangalore. 2014.


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Gazi | bangalore

September 17, 2015

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Where are you from?
Budgam, Kashmir.

What do you do?
I am trying to figure my own way out through modeling. I also just completed a South Indian film called Sankarabharanam.

What kind of character are you playing?
A psycho killer.

What are you currently listening to?
Who loves the sun by Nu & Jo Ke

What was your last weekend like?
All days are same for me. I don’t differentiate. I like sleeping early as I have my yoga routine.

Where do you hang out in Bombay?
Barista. I spend a lot of time at the airports while traveling so at a few south Indian food joints there. I also like Banana Leaf.

Is it the one in Versova? I used to live around there.
Yeah. It’s the best area.

If you were not a model, what would you be?
I believe in helping so I would probably be a nurse. I used to be a nurse actually.


HSR Layout, Bangalore. 2014.


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Tanvi Shah | for Vogue India

September 10, 2015

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Tanvi Shah. Grammy winning musician / Designer. 

Tell me something about yourself?
I love being outdoors. I also surf. I am a little old school and still write letters with a fountain pen. I’m also the first Indian woman to have won a grammy.

How would you describe your style?
I’m usually very tomboyish and I love a good white shirt with blue jeans. I can also be totally glam.

Do you have any fashion icons?
Princess Diana and Queen Rania.

Who are your favourite artistes and musical inspirations?
Bobby McFerrin. Sade. R.D. Burman. Asha Bhosle. Gloria Estefan. Roberta Sa.

What are you currently listening to?
Dance by Ciara.


Photographed in Chennai for Vogue India.


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Rixi | fashion week

September 8, 2015

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Where are you from?

What do you do?
I am a Fashion Designer.

What are you wearing?
Quirk Box AW14 Jacket. Levi’s Jeans. Nike Shoes.

Who were your favourite designers at LFW this season?
ka – sha by Karishma Shahani

What are you currently listening to?
zaz – les passants

What are you up to this weekend?
Eat. Run. Sleep. Repeat.


Lakme Fashion week, Mumbai.


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street style delhi, fashion week /// wearabout x yahoo style

September 6, 2015

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students / buyers / editors / bloggers / stylists / designers — best of Delhi fashion. See more photos on Yahoo Style: best street style from fashion week

Amazon India Fashion week, Delhi. March 2015.


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men’s style at fashion week | GQ India

January 31, 2015

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Men at fashion weeks // commissioned work for GQ India September 12.

Fashion week, Bombay/Delhi. 2012.

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on Instagram

January 28, 2015

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Ruchika Sachdeva | Art of the Trench

August 3, 2014

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Ruchika Sachdeva, 26. Fashion Designer.

Likes oversized stuff and has recently started growing her own ‘food’. Currently reading Young Earth and listening to Metronomy.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Divrina & Pablo | Art of the Trench

June 9, 2014

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Divrina Dhingra. Writer/reader/water baby.
Pablo. Dog.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Nikhil D | Art of the Trench

April 25, 2014

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Nikhil D. Works as a fashion stylist. Does not eat fruits. Is currently listening to Nils Frahm.

Photographed in Delhi in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Edward Lalrempuia | Art of the Trench

March 11, 2014

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Edward Lalrempuia. Mizo. Works as a fashion stylist. Is addicted to his phone.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Sharon Crawford | Art of the Trench

March 5, 2014

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Growing up in Pakistan and attending a little boarding school hidden in the foothills of the Himalayas, I started off a far cry from the world of fashion and design though I loved sketching, painting, and shopping for fabric at the night bazaars. With the lights ablaze on all the sparkling bangles, I would sit enchanted as roll after roll of embroidered chiffons, silks, and cottons would be unfurled in front of us to choose fabrics for new salwar kameezes. 

When I was about 12, a family friend asked me if there was anything she could bring back from a visit to the UK and for some reason I asked for a fashion magazine. She brought me back a copy of Vogue and although she had ripped out all the pages with nudity, it was the most intriguing thing I had ever seen.” 

– Sharon Crawford, 29. Fashion Stylist.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.

Neha Dhupia | Art of the Trench

March 1, 2014

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Neha Dhupia. Miss India 2002 / Bollywood Actor.

Photographed in Bandra, Bombay in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.

Monica Dogra | Art of the Trench

February 23, 2014

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Monica Dogra/Shaair. Seed Planter/ Music Maker/ Actor/ Activist

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.

recent stuff & plans | August

August 24, 2013

There is an Indian Street Style post on BuzzFeed made of my photos(mostly). Take a look.

Jonathan Longuet, a French artist, is making life size paintings of my photographs for an exhibition in Delhi. A rough draft.

Some of my photos were part of a street photography exhibit at Artscape, Baltimore.

Wearabout was on Tasveer Journal sometime ago.

I have an 8 page street style story in GQ India this month.

I have to interrupt my Northeast updates for now. They will have to wait. I was too slow miscalculated my blogging speed. WIll get on with it again in September.

Fashion week in Bombay started yesterday. Will be blogging from there.

Contemplating a giveaway. Would anyone be interested in old looking clothes & books?

Looking forward to leaving Bombay again in October & travel for maybe 6 months. My lease gets over; which is a great thing. The best. Looking at Dharamsala, Calcutta, & Sikkim. Maybe down south.

Also, I’m looking for someone to help me organize all my images and edit a lot of text. You get paid but it’s not much money. If you’re interested, write to me at wearabout at gmail

We Need To Talk About Northeast India

July 6, 2013

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Looking for potential contributors.

If you have a story, illustration, photograph, selfies(hate that word), poem, map, or anything having to do with people, culture(way of living/social habits/fashion) from the Northeast, please get in touch. My email is: wearabout at gmail dot com. (The material should be your own and not published anywhere else.) Please use the subject line**: ezine/wearabout

These are a few photos from my trip for your reference.

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Photos from Aizawl, some parts of Nagaland, and Shillong.

PS. If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, send me an email or write in the comment section below.

Elton Fernandez|Art of the Trench

November 13, 2012

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Elton Fernandez. Make-up artist/hair stylist.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

A collaboration & a curtain.

March 2, 2012

Sometime last year, I worked with people from Somesuch & Co. & BMB agency on a project for Cobra beer. They were shooting Cobra tv commercial in Bombay meant for UK television+making a city guide on fashion, food, and music for The Guardian website.

I was one of the collaborators along with B.L.O.T. & Vandana Verma(watch their films here & here). All 3 short films were directed by George Belfield & shot by Simon Pinfield.

The city guide on fashion that I worked on is here. Link. It has nervous me talking about what I do on this blog..+ shooting a lookbook for Nor Black Nor White in Dadar flower market, talking to Bandana Tewari & Little Shilpa..and just generally hanging out on the streets..

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Little Shilpa’s work desk.

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Priyanka Bose in NorBlackNorWhite at Dadar Flower Market.

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Simon & George at Simon & George in Colaba.

I also did street casting for the tv commerical(I’m also in it), & was helped by my friend Paloma(she knew all the ‘coolest’ kids).

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Alisha Netalkar. Trey Munroe. Shreya Dube. Gitanjali Dang. Rahul Chhab.
At the trials/auditions in Versova.

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This boy is wearing his own stuff.

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Daniel Wolfe filming AJ at the trials.

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On the day of the shoot. 6a.m. call time. This is at 7.

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Namita Sekhar.

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Rachel Bayros.

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Vandana Verma.

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Amrita Bagchi.

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Saurabh Saple.

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shooting at vt

Most of the TVC was shot at VT station, on a moving train, & at an abandoned station about 3 hours away from Bombay.

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After 40 days of field work and two months of post-production, the video is finally up. It’s called The Train. Watch it here. Directed by Daniel Wolfe, ex-chef, also known as the “problem director.” Styled by Hannah Edwards, who also recently styled MIA’s Bad Girls video.

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It’s too late to call this a preview. It was meant to be one.

Lakme Fashion Week started today. I’m supposed to be at the venue. Instead, I’m sitting in my room and staring at this curtain.

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Art of the Trench.

February 2, 2012

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Indu. Karan’s Grandmother.

“I found this photo in a shoe box when I was looking for some pictures to be framed on my family wall. It was a beige trench & the photo is about 60 years old.

My grandmother got married at 20 and she got this coat made sometime then. The fabric was for 150Rs. and the stitching cost her about 40Rs. She would wear it with her saris and suits. When she’d wear this out in Bombay, people would call her Rani of Punjab…because, at that time, no one else would wear a trench. People considered it as something royal and international.

The photo was taken in Sonipat, Haryana.

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Karan Berry. Shoe designer at a.k.a. bespoke

“I have 2 trench coats. A trench coat for me is like a shield. It’s an interesting piece of garment which not only protects but also is a style statement. It carries the identity of the wearer.”

I photographed Karan in October for Burberry’s Art of the Trench project. Rest of the photos(about 50) are up on the AoTT site (takes a while to load; click on “view latest”). Photos were only meant to go online but now they’re part of an exhibition.

Below is a short video of Christopher Bailey talking about the project and my involvement with it.

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Priya Kishore, Bombay Electric. 

The exhibition is on from 3rd-12th Feb at Burberry store, Oberoi, Gurgaon. See you all there.

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Blonde feature + Commissioned work

July 11, 2011

Blonde is a Germany based fashion magazine..available in Germany, Austria, & Switzerland. You can read all good things about it here on the fashion spot, and a bit about its last issue on Les Mads.

My runway photos from Lakme Fashion Week are part of an article-Indian Summer-in Blonde’s July issue. The article talks about 5 Indian fashion designers and their 2011 Spring/Summer collections. Designers are Little Shilpa, Shivan&Narresh, Sabyasachi, Masaba Gupta, & Manish Arora. Text is by Anna Baur with some insights & inputs by me.

Below are the print-screens; my copy is on its way. Download the legible /hi-res pdf here. It’s in German. Kannst du Deutsch lesen? Ich kann. Ein wenig.

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On the cover is Caroline West | Elite NY.

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Above: Shivan & Narresh. Below: Little Shilpa(left). Sabyasachi(right).

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Below: Masaba Gupta (left). Manish Arora SS 11 Paris(right) 

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+ I’ve been featured in the magazine as well. Thank you Anna.

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