Sunday, May 25, 2014

Eccentricity in regularity

It has been a while since I took up my habit of posting on the blog regularly and shooting for it religiously. Now that I am trying to fall back into old patterns, I decided on doing it with a hint of eccentricity. For those who are regulars at FTLOFAOT know that an element of eccentricity is not a far cry from my regular style of outfits too. This time I decided to spice things up with a quintessential white georgette  shift dress with pin tuck detailing that I picked from my event with The Mill. Ideally if I used this dress as a summer cover on the beach, I would not accompany it with anything more than my new found round vintage sunnies. But in the city, a twist on the old classic LWD was called for. The last time I wore my 'matha patti' or this gypsy fashion inspired head gear, was here and now this. Stark opposite in style, I went from a black maxi dress to a summery white little shift. Versatility of this matha patti almost makes up for the crazy hole it burnt in my pocket. Never mind my weary budgeting tales.

White shift dress: Uff shop
Nude wedges with neon pink detailing: some shoe store in Australia
Gold cuff with circular cut work: C/O Eristona
Yellow clutch bag: Aldo
Gold matha patti: ASOS
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Watch: C/O Skagen, Denmark

Till the next time,

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Mill Chapter-II

Last weekend, i.e. 16, 17 and 18 May, 2014 Delhi witnessed The Mill's pop up event in Shahpur Jat where a host of participants like The Uff shopSayali Designs, Treasure Trove, S&G Arts showcased some of their most stellar pieces of apparel, jewellery, shoes, bags and works of art. This happened to be The Mill's second chapter and along with modelling for their last two fashion shoots, I was also fortunate enough to be their official blogging partner for this event. The first day witnessed a kick off party in the evening which saw a live music act along with some truly high summer cocktails and fashion party worthy cupcakes. It was a melting pot of bloggers, friends, stylists and families of all the participants. Definitely an evening to remember, this was followed by two whole days of unending queues of happy customers and a lot of fun interactions over cocktails and cupcakes. If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you would have seen my live posts from The Mill. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I definitely look forward to great associations in the coming year.
With the duo behind The Mill. L-R (Armaan, me and Sayali)

The cute Sayali Designs display

Uff clothing for men

S&G Arts

The visual display of the Uff shop and Treasure Trove

The powerhouse behind The Mill. Armaan and Sayali

Rawky of Fashion & I

Sarthak of Plaid it Well and AJ of Fashion & I

Pupul with fashion designer Shivali

Lakshya Chawla at the Opening Night
The website of the Uffshop goes live soon and I shall keep you in the loop of things.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

The pineapple express

Sometimes summers mean unexpected layering. Every summer day cannot be about mundane vests and shorts. That added spunk, the toss of prints, the one huge crazy accessory, these are elements that make summer dressing more fun and adventurous. You might not want to venture out too far but there are easier ways to do it this summer. There were two primary heroes of this outfit, three if you may. The pineapple print of the tee. (Note how it is knotted at the side to give it the feel of a crop top layered on top of a midi dress). The second hero or the second lead of the outfit was the backpack. Prada did it first but with high street taking on the designer houses like nobody's business, backpacks are the new 'it' accessory this summer. It also helps that you can shove your entire world in one and still manage to keep it chic. Pineapple prints are the rage this Spring summer and remember, you saw it here first. From J. Crew blouses to Henry Holland apparel, everyone is doing funky pineapple prints this season. My pineapple print was monochrome which I decided to compensate with the crazy multi coloured embroidery (phulkari inspired) on my backpack and the hand crafted Fooljhadi earrings that I cannot get enough of. With all these elements of colour and prints coming together, the black crochet boots and the grey midi dress, serve as the perfect canvas for this painting to come together.

Pineapple printed tee: Forever 21
Grey midi dress: Forever 21
Backpack: Accessorize
Earrings: Fooljhadi from Nimai
Combat boots with crochet: Forever 21
Watch: C/O Skagen, Denmark
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Rings: Quick brown fox (Australia), ASOS and Forever 21

Till the next post, keep it simple.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Faces behind The Mill

High Summer, a pop up event in the coolest locale in Delhi city, a campaign that has been creating waves all over the fashion circuit and what promises to be a crazy shopping extravaganza over the 16, 17 and 18 of May, 2014. What do all these things have in common? The two power houses behind The Mill who work tirelessly to ideate and create a pop up event and a clothing brand by the name of Uff and a soon to be launched e-commerce website that will retail all of Uff's clothing.
Meet Sayali Goyal and Armaan Kapur; friends, comrades, business partners at The Mill and a breed of super creative people in general. Sayali works in PR and moonlights as a fashion stylist. An ardent lover of textiles and also a jewellery enthusiast, she is also the brain behind Sayalidesigns. Having worn pieces of her jewellery in the past, safe to say that she has successfully translated her passion into a great venture.
Armaan is a graphic designer and photographer whose quirky clothing brand Uff for men and women will not just be decking the halls at the pop up event The Mill but will also be coming to your homes real soon via the channel of a website. His tales of travel are most entertaining and this erudite man manages to capture and create creatives for The Mill campaigns unimaginable. 

Together they bring to you high street, affordable yet spot-on trendy fashion in apparel and jewellery with their respective brands and many others at The Mill Event # 2. Head over to the link and read all about the event and make sure you are there, ready to soak in the 'high spirits' and shop your socks off.
And if you're plain lazy:

So for all you fashion and design enthusiasts keen on seeing the works of Sayali and Armaan in depth, you can access some of Sayali's work here ,some of Armaan's work here.

See you at The Mill: High Summer. I have been a part of their last two campaigns and am the official blogging associate for this pop up event. Hoping to see all the fun, fashion people from Delhi for the kick off, 16th evening.



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