Monday, July 25, 2016

FTLOFAOTxBhumika Grover : The age of love

Social media has ruined me. The writer in me typed in a lot of deconstructed thoughts when I sat down today to compose this piece. Why were they deconstructed, you ask? My habit now compels me to write shorter, crisper captions for instagram, Facebook and twitter thereby quelling my writer's instinct to just go on and on, seamlessly. Bhumika Grover's collection this season is about love and joy. It is festive and colourful and embarks on a sartorial journey that takes you back to your roots. Silks and banarsi weaves. Dabka and zardozi. Fuchsia and orange. Pale pinks and nudes. The collection is a festival that you would want to celebrate every year. A festival celebration that you would partake in to experience a joy unknown hitherto. While I play her muse for this look book, I finally decided to write a short story to utilise my creative block to write anything long, to the best of its capability.
Her eyes always betrayed her. The longing to just be and not be a pawn in the game of thrones, that was her life, always gnawed at her. Her lips spelt joy but the unwavering loneliness in her eyes always gave it all away. The dynasty continued. Yet, not a day arrived when the princess was accorded the powers that the princes from the nearby kingdom were. The dream of being an heiress to the throne because she loved her people lasted only as long as each breath. Why was it that the point of conversation, each time a reference was made to her, revolved around her beauty? She found the idea revolting. And a revolt she did lead. Until the day she freed herself and led her people to the dawn of independence, both in body and mind.

All pieces of clothing by: Bhumika Grover (her store is located in Shahpurjat, New Delhi. Check out the page for more details)
Jewellery: Designer's own and Vaitaanika
Shoes: The Shoe Garage, Shahpurjat
Hair and make up: Geet Sukhani
Photography: Sagar Ahuja
Styled and modelled by: Yours truly


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Truly Bridal: The diamond chapter

It is nigh impossible to not succumb to the charm of a diamond. There is absolutely nothing more true than that age old adage of the creepily close friendship between girls and diamonds. And like you will probably hear further down, I did try disproving it, much to my own chagrin.
There is absolutely no bridal outfit that cannot be taken a few notches above the original with a few diamonds. There is no real rule. More could be more, less could be less, depending entirely upon your taste. Personally I'm an edgy dresser and I would love to layer my diamonds or work with just one big piece alone.
Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers gave me this incredible opportunity to do some real poetic justice with their line of diamond jewellery. One of the most intense and beautifully shot videos in this series by Kalyan Jewellers, if I might add. Find all kinds of ideas in here for every bride-to-be about how to pair those beautiful, regal diamond necklaces, earrings and bangles with all sorts of Indian outfits. If this doesn't inspire you to get your wedding shopping underway, not much else will.
Also, on another note this happens to be my last video for Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers. Here's to a wonderful end to a season one and the bittersweet emotion of drawing and end.



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