There is something about the marriage of fashion and music, that makes everyone transcend into a fantasy-land where no rules and boundaries stand true. When iconic fashion designers create costumes for iconic pop-stars, the result more often than not is mind blowing, and the visuals remain in the hearts of the audience for a long long time to come.
In my case, lucky me, boyfriend = husband; and wardrobe = his entire menswear (customized womenswear) label, VASTRALAB by Sandeep Kumar located in Shahpurjat, Delhi.
In these difficult times of recession and economic slow down, why shop for new things? Just raid your man’s closet, and have fun being creative while you reinvent some menswear garments into trendy womenswear. Borrow shirts/waistcoats/jackets/ and basically anything you think you can carry off and give it an absolute carefree feminine twist 😉
Borrow quirky retro print shirt for men, mismatch it with printed pants and cinch in the waist with a thin belt, clubbing it with a cool bandana, platform heels and futuristic sunglasses to create a fun eccentric look
Here I am wearing:
Telephone and taxi print men’s shirt (Vastralab); Printed crepe pants (customized for me at Vastralab); White rope belt (Forever 21 ); Bandana worn as knotted head band ( Nikasha); Silver retro futuristic sunglasses and platform heels (both from Zara)
Pick your man’s formal Bandhgala waistcoat for an uptight look which is fun yet formal. Just tighten it by overlaying the buttoned part and create a feminine shape with a thick leather belt cinching the waist. Club it with patterned stockings and loafers.
Here I am wearing:
Charcoal grey Bandhgala waistcoat (Vastralab); Polka dot stockings (china flea market) ; Studded loafers, (Zara); Metal chip wrist-band (Anaikka); Leather belt (Forever New)
Go retro while you get yourself your man’s linen white jacket to make it a chic 80’s style broad shouldered blazer and club it with a 50’s style polka dot full-circled dress. Accessorize with some classic pearl string and cat eye glasses to complete the retro look.
Here I am wearing:
White linen jacket (Vastralab); Halter neck polka dot dress (customized at Vastralab); Pearl necklace (accessorize) ; Queen Elizabeth inscribed ear studs (china flea market)
Mix street style with slick men’s tailoring to create your own unique style. Club a man’s formal satin collar jacket, with a crepe side-slit straight-cut skirt and make the outfit buzzing by adding street-stopping neons in cropped sporty top, sneakers and accessories.
Here I am wearing:
Black formal blazer for men (Vastralab); Black side-slit skirt (customized for me at Vastralab); Neon cropped top (Adidas); Neon green polka dot sneakers (picked up on streets of Thailand); Lots of neon bangles (Delhi Haat); Spiky Headband (Aldo accessories); Sunglasses (Zara)
There was a time when we all loved our big International travels to the US or Europe, for the sole reason of shopping, and when we returned, we loved flaunting brands that were not available in India. But for those of us who were at the receiving end of this show off, it was a nightmare to not be able to reach the far lands in order to keep one’s self ahead in trends.
Want to experience the virtual Milano Gucci store trip? It’s pretty cool!!
Miriyam wears – Loop knit cardigan by Pret; Leather bra top by Kunchals; Textured skirt with leather trimmings, and leopard pendant, both by Bg’s; Black stone ring by Forever 21
Miriyam wears -Wide knit cardigan & jumpsuit, both by Pret; Tan suede belt by Forever 21; Black metal neckpiece by Bg’s
Miriyam wears – Cable knit muffler by Alcott; Paisley print maxi by Bg’s
Miriyam wears -Chunky knit shrug by Diesel; Khaki zipper dress by Pret; Tinted aviators by Rayban at Sunglass Hut
Miriyam wears – Faux fur jacket by Forever 21; Snow flake print dress by Pret; Statement neckpiece by Bg’s
Miriyam wears – Knit tunic, button down dress, both by Pret; Headband & neckpiece, by Forever 21
* Hi guys!! Sorry for posting after soooo damn long, just got super duper busy (n also a bit lazy to b honest). I had been planning to post this shoot since the longest time, but nonetheless, the final push came when my dear friend Vivek Singh, gifted me A3 size, extremely high quality prints of the same shoot, and the pictures looked stunning to hold. My hearts was like – how could I not share this with you guys….so here it is.
* In the farms on the outskirts of Delhi – the shoot was an adventure, working away from the urban settings of delhi, in the quiet of a village, with constant inflow of buttermilk, knick knacks to nibble on, and ginger tea…in the winter sun, it actually felt like an indulgence trip than really work. With the astonished and gasping look on the villagers faces, we rushed our team to places where peace could be met, and startled eyes could be avoided, though i think its damn sweet, when sometimes people cant understand what madness v r upto. And don we all just love fashion for the fun of this madness attached??
So here were few pictures that were an extension of our madness and love for fashion…hope u enjoyed going through them. Your comments and remarks are always welcome!!
Life as it seems has become simple and complex at the same time with the coming of new technology, better ways and newer & quicker things at hand. World has today come to such a juncture where amid hundred thousand things happening every day, we sometimes feel like skipping all the steps and taking a big leap into the future. Fashion – as a way of life, has also stepped along and has transported itself at a point where new and fiercely ahead, is the only way to go.
Now have you ever imagined or fantasized of customizing your own garments with your own hands, that too in no time and much equipment hassle? If yes then there is news that will most probably bowl you over. Well….it seems like a product from a sci-fi flick, but it surely has stepped into reality amongst us as the ‘bizarre new thing’. Customized Fashion is now just a whiff of air away.
A Spanish fashion designer and a Professor of Particle Technology have come up with a Fabrican Spray on Fabric through which clothes can be created by merely spraying it on the skin. Seamless fabrics can be sprayed directly into the body using aerosol technology. This magical spray creates novel clothing that can also be washed and re-worn. An aerosol can or a spray gun is used in spraying the liquid. The spray is made from small fibers blended with polymers that join the fibers together. A solvent is also present in the spray that releases the fabric in liquid, and disappears as soon as the spray touches the surface of the body. Fabric is formed by the cross linking of the fibers, creating a non woven clothing. The web of the cloth is thin, but desired thickness can be brought in the garment by using multiple layers. As the fibers are created in a diffused form, other materials such as pigments or perfumes can also be added to it.
The liquid can be used directly over the body using aerosols, or sprays, and gets dehydrated quickly, becoming a new fabric. The texture of the fabric can be altered by adding or changing the blend of the fibers that are used in the spray. Fibers such as linen, acrylic, and wool can be used. The technology is believed to find creative applications in the fashion industry. This spray has other useful applications as well; such as medical dressings, bandages, hygiene wipes, air fresheners, upholstery fabrics for furniture, etc.
And here we find ourselves again with fashion to have established yet another invention to push the level of creativity of its designers, thus giving this world more novelty and innovation every passing day.
You could also read this article on Fashionfad.in – http://fashionfad.in/fashion/infocus/content/viewEntry.aspx?slno=153
Fashion can be aspiration, it can be the lure or lust for all things pretty, or it can even be a state of mind at a given time, but out of all feelings and emotions, for many, fashion is about being dreamy.
Turning Fashion into a dreamland where stylish fantasies take form, seems to be the new fun way taken by an immensely talented fashion illustarator – Laura Laine. Coalescing and combining two different Medias to create a fascinating new picture, the young artist has created some of the most sensuous and beautiful fashion illustrations of all times. Laura Laine fused her unique style of illustration with simple product photographs and brought them to life by making her delicate fashion figures have an enjoyable interaction with the fashion products, thus making the visual look like, almost straight out of a fashion lover’s dream.
In the series of visuals that the illustrator created for Elle Russia and Muse magazine, one can see graceful little fashion divas created out of intricate pencil drawings, playing with beautiful and iconic fashion commodities; like there is one where a lovely lady is lying possessively on a Prada perfume bottle, one gracefully sewing beads into a Chanel quilted bag, one taking a leisure flight in a parachute hung bag, and then one peeping softly through a YSL bootie window. All visuals represented the sheer love and desire for fashion that the artist herself beholds.
What bowls one over is the fact that Laura Laine is no older than just 25 yrs of age, but how with her spectacular talent she has gotten herself an impressive list of clients including Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Iben Hoej, Daniel Palillo, and even got published in one of the best publications that include – The New York Times Magazine, Elle Girl, The Guardian, Muse magazine, Páp Magazine and many more. The young artist studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, with a focus on fashion illustration and has been freelancing ever since for the biggest brands of the industry.
One of the main unique characteristics of her illustration is the style in which she draws the intricacies of her drawings. Her predominant way of using the pencil so minutely in varied shades, that it clearly brings out the texture she wants to portray, be it fur, silk, tulle, leather and most importantly the hair on her models body. Her signature long mane mostly flows elegantly and delicately giving a beautiful movement to the complete body posture. Lura Laine is one of the few great fashion illustrators of today who don’t only have the talent to draw but also the imagination to bring out the unthinkable.
You can also read the article on fashionfad.in – http://fashionfad.in/fashion/infocus/content/viewEntry.aspx?slno=146