Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paris This Fall!


She's back after a long hiatus!
(Where she went and what she did
Will remain a mystery forever!)
To grace her presence, among
The many, that have pruned and preened,
And await her presence
On the runways of Paris...

Is she a joyous riot of colors
Or a melancholy medley of black and white?
Has she ballooned into a mountain of creativity
Or wasted away into itsy bitsy rags of mediocrity?
Is she youth glorified or senility mourned?

As the Grand Lady of Fashion
Descends on the runways of Paris yet again...
Showing the tricks to escape the icy fingers of Fall
Will she be embraced as the matron of fashion
Or abandoned as a mere nebulous of confusion?

Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

On Monday, am a good girl!


On some days you just wanna confirm, more so on a Monday when the gossamer of carefree slumber is rudely melted by the brazen sun, that pokes you awake, streaming in through the curtains that had thus far walled you from its nascent play! Days when nothing ever matters to please or displease, love or hate and when you ride on one such wave of nonchalance and absolute indifference then these looks convince you enough that they are indeed part of the Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection that was showcased recently in Paris and they are as intricate, sophisticated and avant-garde as any from the season would look. On other days when you take life with an ounce of zest, am not so sure...

Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nothingness...


Engulfed by nothingness - hauling out of bed - colossal reluctance - break of day - reflecting into the mirror - stupified in a stance - thinking of life fleeting past - vague nebulous thoughts - prematurely aborted - a bit of slumber - a ton of melancholy - stabbed - bludgeoned - suffocated - drowned in nothingness...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Face of a Concept!


Now that Haute Couture week is over, the discussion hasn't yet settled on the maybe trivial question of who showed what, but still seems to linger around(much like a shrew's tantrums) the "unforgivable" sin of a little girl making her appearance on the front row of fashion shows, blinding one and all by an infamous bow. The issue it seems is not so much of the bow but how a pesky little 13 something can upstage years of hard work and dedication thrown in by senior editors of conventional fashion magazines. The whole cosmic world was aghast about the extreme injustice, about being short changed etc And when I tried to make light of the situation in one of my previous posts I got many not so nice comments about the little girl's supposed obnoxiousness for even daring to attend those shows.

To all those bow and baby bashers I can only say "Don't be angry!". The girl is not your competition unless of course you are a 6 year old fashion blogger with a keen sense of observation of how Chanel's couture hairstyle resembles an inflated balloon! This girl is what you may call "the face of a concept". What concept? The concept of unbridled youth, uncorrupted by external influences having its say on fashion. What with couture clients being mature ladies, a breath of fresh air would do them wonders into thinking that when I wear that dress I'm a 60 looking a 13, because this 13 that attends my favourite designer's show looks more like me i.e a 13 resembling a 60(the greyed hair aiding belief)! And what with the electronic media stretching its long hands and pinching the Grand Lady of Fashion in unthinkable places coupled with the need to fatten the bottom line, PRs are willing to throw in any spice into the fashion curry to make it more palatable! So unless you are a toddler, move on...

Disclaimer:The views expressed are my own and not influenced by anyone else.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wait!!!


Wait! How gargantuan you are!
Poured your heart out
Talked of your admiration
For your idol

Sent your thoughts
All packed neatly
In lines scribbled
Across many papers,
Resembling words,
or perhaps a woven dream

Creating a window
of graphite dust
That offers a peep
Into your inner soul

Wait! Have your thoughts
Been delivered
Lands and oceans across?
To the one for whom
You have sculpted
Your wishes

Wait! Has your idol seen
The little packet
In his inbox docket?
Opened to reveal
Your admiration pure

Wait! Did your idol
Glance deep enough?
To understand the graphite dance
Now metamorphosed strangely by chance
Into his portrait, entranced

Wait! Was that his thought?
Or me in a mere knot?
Vacillating like a pendulum clock
Between extremes of
Hope and Embarrassment

Wait! Did you hear a gentle knock?
Everything around blurred
And your little world swirled

Wait! Was that your idol's symphony?
In response to your graphite cacophony?
Oh how he communed a melody
Or perhaps not!

Wait! Oh what joy you are in pain
Wait! Or a throbbing pain in joy
Wait! Wait! Wait!

Inspired by a young girl who writes to her idol and speculates his reaction...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

At Devil's Disposal...


Have you seen the devil, young lady?
Asks the man smoking a pink ciggy
Yes sir, I reply rather coyly
For quite recently
It caused such a furore

Over my big pink bow
Which it fumed had
Blinded it temporarily
From flaring at pretty young girls
Daintily walking the aisle

The pink ciggy man persists
So lady, does the devil anguish you much?
Oh sir it's terrible, I confess
It bathes me in vitriol
From morning till night

Reminds me constantly of how ugly I'm
Calls me a cretin when I'm perfection
Unutterable names when I'm human

Yes sir I work the devil
That has jumped hell's gate
Right onto my plate
To twist my poor fate!

Dedicated to all those poor souls that attract the devil's wrath with their big pink bows!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Solidarity for Haiti


Our hearts go out to the countless victims of Haiti earthquake disaster.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Versace's Wonderland!

Inspired by Versace's Spring Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Womenswear

Stay tuned for more...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tropic of Flowers From Stella!

Inspired by Stella McCartney's Spring Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear Womenswear

Have you seen the barren trees
Colored a gentle green?
By this woman named Nature
Who exchanged her blackened slate
For a painter's rich color palette?

She labors long under the gentle sun
Whose warm rays caress her into tireless work
For all who have felt a painter's pain
Would know that her task is no mean!

To tinge the fiery red with orange
Splash some yellow on a lemon
Color the flowers to soothe the eyes
And the earth with youth and joy

Oh how Nature churns her colors
To deftly apply on her canvas Earth
Once every year a unique painting she does
Rich in colors and strong in beauty

"Spring" she calls it every time
Oh! I wonder why?

Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mysterious Dior!

Inspired by Christian Dior's Spring Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear Womenswear collection!


Dior girl on the run
In a silver lamé trench coat to stun
Sparkling diamonds in her bun
Pursued by a gangster's gun


She hears a faint knock on her door
Leaps off her bed to avoid terrible gore
No time to dress and adore
Slips into her underwear on the floor
And deftly escapes before
Things turn really sour!

Only baby dolls and negligees cover her modesty
Onlookers gape wide at her audacity
No time for outerwear she says in honesty
Dior girl's frail femininity
And robust vanity
Never fails to impress in enormity!


Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Creator: John Galliano

Event: Spring Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear Womenswear
Date Held: Oct 2nd, 2009
Place: Espace Ephémère Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries – Paris 1er

Designer(John Galliano) Speak:

I discovered this wonderful image of Lauren Bacall, a loyal Dior client, and Humphrey Bogart on an Avenue Montaigne terrace, and I took it from there

She was a regular client of M. Dior and I loved the idea of taking that 1940s Hollywood glamour and making it more contemporary. And I liked the idea of the link between film as an illusion and the illusion of undressed dresses

I wanted very femme fatale, a strong woman with a lot of independence, a heart breaker

semi-dressed allure

Critics Say:

Disrobing was Dior’s biggest story today.”(Vogue.com UK)

It’s just that this season the look isn’t special enough.” (The New York Times)

The message at Christian Dior this afternoon was very definitely taken straight from the underwear drawer.(The Daily Telegraph)

For all its delicacy, and prettiness, was there a single idea that took fashion — or Dior — forward?Everything seemed like a reworking of early Galliano collections under his own name, but now with all the finesse and studio support that he has from Dior. (International Herald Tribune)

Why limit yourself to a movie when you can access the living wardrobe? (Financial Times)


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Friday, January 15, 2010

Bui girl gonna rock!!

Inspired by Barbara Bui's Spring Summer 2010 RTW Womenswear Collection

Bui girl, not yet a star
Just a young girl having a lot of fun
Attending rock shows, strumming her guitar
Bohemian attitude and a wardrobe to match!

Rocks in skinny leather pants and studded jackets
Slithers into metallic python pants with equal aplomb
Throws in some feminity with lacy slips
Patchwork mini dresses and tons of sequins

Arty Pop or plain Woodstock
However you categorise her
Its not easy to match
Bui girl, who's yet a star...

Photo Credit:www.elleuk.com

Creator: Barbara Bui


Event: Spring Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear Womenswear
Date Held: Oct 5th, 2009
Place: Musée de l'Homme - 17 place du Trocadéro - Paris 16e

Press Notes:

Free-spirited and luminescent, she refuses the gloom. Her rock chick nonchalance is dressed in brightly coloured clothing. Exuberant and happy-go-lucky, she can’t stay still and claims her zest for life. Flower Rock and Arty Pop embroidery invades her androgynous chic wardrobe. Party-perfect trousers and jackets shake it up for a look that is part self-conscious sophisticate, part laid-back rebel. Anything goes - as Victorian lace, Kerouac-style worn brown leather and chain mail is mixed with floral prints, simple white cotton fabrics, snakeskin and high octane punk leather. Somewhere between Woodstock and the Palace, her wardrobe is a patchwork remix of pop culture and party girl. She dares to mimic the humour of Ziggy Stardust, evokes the sensuality of Veruhska and harnesses the lightness of touch of Vanessa Paradis. Her obsessions? Chain bracelets and necklaces. Her style? Disco stilettos, punk boots and sexy rock sandals. Her nonchalent accessories? Woodstock-style bags with lashings of luxe. The bullets in her armour? Precious mini bags that shine like jewels.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Balenciaga high street drama!


Inspired by Balenciaga Spring Summer 2010 RTW Womenswear's tough urban look!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Quest for growing young John Galliano way!


Inspired by John Galliano's Spring Summer 2010 RTW WomensWear where an old actress revelling in the glory of her heydays tries to make a comeback oblivious of the reality that she has long lost her youthful looks!


John Galliano- Spring Summer 2010 RTW- Oct 7th 2009- Paris- inspired by movie Sunset Boulevard- an actress of the silent movie era attempts a comeback- assembles a red carpet wardrobe from her existing wardrobe of lingerie, night gowns, brooches and pearls- 1920s Hollywood glamour- fresh colors, ice blue, silver lame, powder pink, lemon yellow-sheer fabrics of chiffon, tulle and lace- trench coats either encrusted with brooches with price tags till attached or decorated with flowers made from film gel, bias cut semi transparent gowns layered with bright polka dot gowns- spray painted hair- "Galliano Gazette" newspaper print hats and drawstring purses- giant pearl bracelets- high heeled shoes with pearl stacked heels- for the young and wild- cute romantic dresses reflecting Spring- familiar territory for John Galliano- collection focused on a strong bottom line!

Image Source:www.catwalking.com

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hmmm...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Embrace, Explore, Excite! Happy New Decade!


As we bid farewell to the oughties and step into a new decade, hope the year holds promises that are bright, varied and colorful !