Fashion

Back in 2014. Durga Pooja. Golden Nehru Jacket from Fab India. Location Courtesy: Jharli Haryana
    It’s been a while since I wanted to add a fashion section to my blog, and I’m kinda really glad that I finally have made up my mind that from today ‘The Effeminare’ is truly going to be all about the things I’m passionate about.
    I am a ‘Fashion Sybil’. I love monochrome, black and white, embroidery, kitsch, quirk, psychedelic prints to a mad riot of colors. To me Fashion is all about experimenting. It’s okay to make mistakes but never stop trying. Never be afraid to take risks and mix and match things to create different combinations and designs that you think look good. That’s what style is about. Fashion is clothes, style is what lies within you. That thing that you make out of the clothes and the fabrics you have around. So my very first post is going to be about my love for everything Indian. And as we move up the ladder, I’ll write about the new things I’ve learned in the process. So let the game begin!

So what exactly is Fashion to me? Expression. That’s the first thing that pops into my mind when I think of it. Fashion lets me express myself in the best possible way. And then it is obviously about creativity. What I truly love about it is the fact that there is no language to fashion. There is so much to explore and so much to learn that it sorta gives me my much needed adrenaline rush. I’d like to believe that this one’s a passionate love story. It all began with Delhi Times which happened to be my Bible throughout school. My first thing in the morning or my first thing after school. Many a times I’d end up taking the newspaper to school. From that it moved on to Filmfare, Femina, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and a super-high dose of the Next Top Model series- America, New Zealand, Australia and one season of Asia. As I flipped through those glossy sheets, I was transported into a mad world of design, colors, freedom, madness and happiness. Guess that is how it feels when you’re high on dope. 😉

First thing on my list is the classic Nehru Jacket. What I love about jackets in general is the structure they provide to your body. They’re perfect to wear during early winters or during the spring. Wear it on a kurta or a shirt and you’re good to go. I love Kantha Nehru jackets. In Delhi you can either buy them with sleeves or without the sleeves. In fact women who are up for taking risks and if you think you’ve got the body and more importantly the confidence to pull it off, give that shirt or kurta a miss and wear your Kantha jacket with panache (well tailored and well-fitted of course). The ones that I’ve got were all made in Rajasthan. They have an interesting mix of not just colors but also unique and pretty prints. Kantha is pretty famous all around Odisha and Bengal. My mum used to cover the matrices and bed cushions with kanthas. I’ve for some reason loved the smell of Kanthas since the beginning. They’re warm, comfortable and have this distinct smell that reminds me of my childhood. #Nostalgia

Peace in.

Throwback to last year’s Durga Pooja in Delhi.
I went to Miranda on the 28th of Feb for Sona Mohapatra’s Concert. It was incredible. Loved how vocal she was about issues that really matter. And  this is Geetika with me, my friend from Vishwa Bharati.
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