Friday, August 28, 2009

Indian Fashion (bits of it)

I randomly bumped into Lakme Indian Fashion Week website today and flicked through some of the designers. I saw Sabyasachi, my favourite Indian designer who I found from Vogue India two years ago and I still am compelled to say he is in my opinion (and maybe little knowledge) the best fashion designer India has. Refer to later photo entries in the same blog for example. His traditional Indian patterns are blend so well. I remember when I saw his work first in Vogue India when I was in Second Year doing Mass Media, I just looked at it for the longest time and Imnuk said, with her smooth English, “I love this guy so much ya…” Chegen, her bf just sat nearby and mocked our interest in pagan things (jokingly of course).

Another designer I like is Malini Ramani.

And of course our own Naga boy Atsu Sekhose who is becoming bigger and bigger in the Indian Fashion scene. you cah check it out ( ). His works are clean and mild. I like it.

And I discovered Vineet Bahl link: ( ) and i really like it, especially this particular one in the link provided.


1. Aneeth Arora & Chinar Farooqi
(the red-riding-hood look is so cool and the colour co-ordinates work)

2. Ashmita Marwa
(the traditionality and the red blossoms and of course the near to perfect shawl/scarf)

3. Sabyasachi
(my favourite guy, the patterns the patterns and the layers the layers like an intricate open bulb of a rose petal. He is also called Christian Lacroix of Indian fashion. Lacroix is the considered the king of couture design).

4. Sabyasachi
(note the exotic jewellery and the top layering to match).

5. Sabyasachi
(this has a rather unnerving model but the finishing and pattern on the dress/top is so good).

(photos from Lakme Mumbai Fashion Week 09)

Friday, August 21, 2009

what does love mean?>?


here i am 22 years old. still fighting to love or hate myself. when is this answer ever to be answered? i hate the way i contradict myself. i am a living bundle of contradictions. i say something and though i believe in it with all my heart, i find myself not doing it. i do something and a day later condemn those who do the same.
its beyond what words can frame. in the silent halls of my thoughts, broods a silent storm...............................


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


i am brainchild of the modern society. that's why i beg to differ.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

of inspirations

Its been very inspiring times for me. How do I start?
Well, today I watched the documentary called It Might Get Loud, a showcase of the muse, interest and conversations of three guitarists, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Jack White (The White Stripes) and The Edge (U2). And I have to say its the most inspiring thing I have seen/been subjected to for a long long time.
The film starts with a scene where Jack White is working with a hammer and nails on some device that involves a steel wire suspended from a coke glass bottle hemmed in on a wooden plank and held firm to the other end of the wooden plank. At the other side is a guitar pick up that is connected to an amplifier through a guitar cable. When he has struck the last nail, he strikes the steel wire and it gives off a twang not different from the electric guitar twang.
The he mutters, "Who needs an electric guitar?"
Jack White is a patron of the minimalistic idea. You don't need much to tell a story.
He was inspired as an artist and musician when he was listening to an American Black singer who recorded a song without any musical instrument but just snapping his fingers and singing along. No orchestra. No guitar accompaniment. Just him.
As Jack White comments, here was a man "by himself against the whole world. It didn't matter that he was snapping his fingers in the wrong beat.."
That is a strong example of artists who believe in themselves. Who believe in what they can do. Who knows just what they need to speak. I want to be like that. Just my pen and paper (sticky note? :D). Me against the whole world. Not for hate or love. Just because I want to. Just because I can.
Jack White never wanted to become a guitarist. He said, "I never wanted to play guitar. Everyone plays the guitar. What's the point?" How he became one in the end, though, beats me. But then he isn't just any guitarist who ends up creating sounds with G D and E and B. I am loving The White Stripes, the band that he and his sister are the two members.
Yeah, what's the point of doing something that everyone does? That according to me too is what I cannot understand about too many people. They suck up to popular ideas instead of making new ideas by themselves. What joy does it give to do what others are doing already. What's fun without a bit of risk in life? What's fun without a bit of madness? What's fun without trying out a few new songs, words, people?
Jimmy Page, another of the three guitarists, was going to become a Biological Researcher. When he was just a young dazed newby in the music industry, some TV person interviewed him and asked him what he wants to be. And Jimmy replied grinning, "Biological Research."
Thank God you never went there. 
Do something different sometimes. Say 'no' sometimes. Just because we are free people. Just because we can. And only after trying let's decide whether we like it or not. 'No' is not always negative, you know. Too much of 'yes' will snuff us out.