Sunday, September 27, 2009

With Love ..

Do you know how much
you mean to me?
As you grow into what you will be.
You came from within,
from just beneath
my heart
It's there you'll always
be through your own
life will now start.
You're growing so fast
it sends me awhirl,
With misty eyes i ask,
Where's my little girl?
I know sometimes to you
I seem harsh and so
unfair, But one day you
will see, i taught you
well because i care.
The next few years will
so quickly fly, With
laughter and joy, mixed
with a few tears to cry.
As you begin your
growth to womanhood,
this fact you must
know, You'll always be
my source of pride, no
matter where you go.
You must stand up tall
and proud, within you
feel no fear, For all your
dreams and goals, sit
before you very near.
With God's love in your
heart and the world by
its tail, You'll always
be my winner, and
victory will prevail.
For you this poem was
written, with help from
above, To tell you in
a rhythm of your
Mother's heartfelt Love.

Kay Theese, to her daughter..

My Pa and Ma , for me.. * The greeting card made by my Mum *

Wishing all you little daughters everywhere in the world...Happy Daughter's Day... :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Dream In Pieces ..

During the 4th day of Lakme Fashion Week that i was employed for, i came across a buyer who had come all the way from London leaving London Fashion Week to be covered by her assistants for her experience to India!

When i got an opportunity to have a little chat with Antonia, i learnt that she owns 5 lifestyle stores by the brand called Graham And Green in London that includes unique and exotic pieces from all over the globe and her son, Jamie, is a Furniture Designer. After getting a peek from the brochure that she carried along with home accents, mirrors, lights & furniture pieces designed by him i had to Google them to know more ofcourse !
And what a delight it sure is to see their work...* Sigh *


Friday, September 18, 2009

The Seasonal Drill!

This season, being my hatrick at the Lakme India Fashion Week, is definately the craziest it has ever been .. ! Today was the first day of the week .. it was chaotic.. ! We just couldn't leave our desks n even move to greet someone for a sec.. now my head aches, back breaks and eyes might just pop out ... My body needs some peace otherwise il be in pieces buried in the grave by the end of 5 days ..

My dear little group of Readers.. please excuse me for the time being .. i shall be Back after this ends and you will be updated with the latest showings on the ramps of Lakme India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 10 :)

Till then be in fashion , live in style ;P
 Miss me  ! Toodles !

Thursday, September 17, 2009

World's Largest Flash Mob Dance EvER!!

Oprah's 24th Kick off Party !! THE Coolest thing!
*Don't Miss Wil.I.Am's glasses !!! ..*

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Cosmic FireFly Shop !

I was glad to come across this little corner on Etsy where the shop experiments and creates tiny yet quirky pieces which are an interesting see. 

Things that u can't imagine together are thrown onto each other and there you have it ... **The Cosmic Firefly Shop**.. ( ) accessory & jewelry shop whose pieces are inspired everything from Victorian to Vintage to Funk. Their items for sale include Necklaces, Pendants, Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, Lockets, Cuff Links, Business Card and Cigarette Cases, and Money Clips with incredible Raised Designs. They say that  "Every piece is created with an eye for unique design and creative details." 

Have a look!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

For the Sake of Beauty..

For Spring/Summer Ready to Wear 2010, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra for their brand Costello Tagliapietra were interested in simply exploring Beauty for Beauty's sake.. and this is what they did! Uncomplicated and pretty... just how i like it! 

For their sunset and lake prints, based on photographs Costello shot digitally in Brooklyn, they worked with a company called AirDye that has developed a great way to print fabric without using water. 

I am a sucker for classic pieces and silhouettes and with interesting yet subtle placement of drapes like these i would sure pick up a few !*Only i need my big bag of money ;) *

The boys behind the collection * i had to put their happy picture* :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Paper Planes :)

In a span of 3 hours every Friday, we in class are supposed to Drape a garment based on a particular element of design. I am sure my classmates will agree to this that this class forces us to experiment with fabric on human body in unlimited no. of ways! This week we were challenged to create a garment placed any where on the body using Origami. The 1st class we all spent trying to fold fabric in ways which will stay in place. My draping partner Kristel-Ann and me decided to go ahead with a particular design but this is what we ended up with just in 2 hours!

It ended up looking like we were arranging airplanes on a garment to be worn by the high flying fashion conscious space women *if women like those exist!!* lol!

But we loveee it ! do u ?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Some beliefs & facts on no.9 & Why is 09-09-09 so special ?
  • Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09. 
  • 09-09-09 is also the last of the single-digits dates for quite a while - 92 years to be precise.
  • The day itself falls on a Wednesday and both Wednesday & September have 9 letters.
  • As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.
  • Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2=9) :O !
  • Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. 
  • Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.
  • Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons.
  • In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.
 As i was born on the 27th of May, Nine also happens to be my lucky no! and whenever it has been associated with me surprisingly i have always seen success. *This is one and only superstition that believe in*

I was Hoping this day would bring me 9 truckloads of luck but nothing really lucky happened to me !!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Little Shilpa!

Her name initially had caught me by surprise .. but when I got a chance to come across her, I was shocked to see how tiny she actually is !! ..
But don’t you dare underestimate this little lady’s geniuses for she I believe is the most innovative accessory designer we ever have in the country and I couldn’t be more proud. She specialises in designing accessories for advertising / fashion shoots and runway shows. Her designs have never been influenced by any trend or forecast as she is driven by how she feels and what influences her at that point in time.

Little Shilpa’s work that speaks for itself ..

Monday, September 7, 2009

Indian Drape

The Sari is believed to have born in the North and South India and now is a symbol for the country. Some costume historians believe that the men's dhoti, the oldest Indian draped garment, is the forerunner of the sari. They say that until the 14th century, the dhoti was worn by both men and women!
Our very own drape fashions the female body like no other unstitched piece of clothing and no wonder is still creating ripples over the globe.

Starting off with spring/summer 2008, Jean Paul Gaultier for Hermès launched his collection giving a complete tour of India incorporating the classic Nehru jacket, dhotis, saris and turbans.

For Ready to wear fall-winter 2009, Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga chalked out a sari-inspired collection progressing to design a modern translation in satin, printed silk and dévoré velvet.

The Pussycat Dolls draped in Saris designed by Rocky S for the 4th Annual Fashion Rocks event, New York
*The choice of saris could be better, but with bodies like theirs .. they could carry off anything still making women die with envy!! *

Constant experimentation with the drape has lead to creation of modern version with quirky prints as well.
 One of many that I have come across.. My maid wearing a sari with a XOXO border in print :O !!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009


  • We finally completed our one week course on how to use CAD for making blocks and plotting today..
  • Its exam was the most co-operative event that EVER took place in my class ..not only my classmates but also my CAD teacher was sitting with us and answering all the questions in the paper :P
  • I have left Twilight in the middle .... :(
  • Working on our media management assignment on Branches in the Fashion Industry ... :|
  • No one is sending me the scans of their illustrations for the website.. Guys!! doing a noble deed by putting it together for our website * humble request ;)*.. if only these girls could co-operate like the way we gave our CAD paper .. *Refer to bullet one*
  • Its been more than one and a half month and i havent even coloured One croqui for my portfolio for Ken's class .... BLAH !
  • Thinking about my next post....
Nothing important really happily ignore this post .. :P

Friday, September 4, 2009

Its Fun,Its Kitch,Its Fussygussy!

My regular rounds to where members share a love for everything handmade, made me come across this particular brand that i absolutely adored!

Fussygussy !

As Meagan, a graduate from BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design & captain of this brand, describes "Fussy Gussy began out of my own need for the perfect grocery tote bag and now, here I am! I love glitter, sparkle, and all things kitsch, but having lived in antique New England houses all of my life I like objects that have lots of history and the inch thick layer of dust to prove it. And so, with Fussy Gussy I like to pair the kitschy, kinkier fabrics with cute, more "conservative" prints. I like to give people options and I like the idea of choosing which persona to share with the world on any given day!"

3 super movies !

These trailers get me so excited .. Cant imagine how hyper i wil be when i actually see them !

I want to watch .. !!!

1.Art & Copy

2. " The September Issue

3. Coco Before Chanel

Edward & Bella

Only if i was Bella.... !

Stil Twilighting .. *just cant keep the god damn book down*

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Woven Wonder – Himroo

Me along with my 2 classmates conducted a documentation on the dying craft of Himroo weaving recently which was a part of our syllabus this year in college. The word Himroo is derived from the Persian word ‘Hum-ruh’ which means ‘Similar’. The Himroo fabric which is considered an inferior type of brocade is woven with cotton or wool in warp and weft and patterned by extra weft silk. The design has to be decided at the outset since two kinds of threads are mixed and the main fabric weave is twill.

An interesting fact about the designs and patterns made on these fabrics is that they are inspired by the frescoes of Ajanta and the Taj Mahal. The colours frequently used are red, pink, brown, black, green, and yellow.

The roots of Himroo are being preserved and sustained by the Weavers Service Centre (Mumbai) and Aurangabad Himroo Handlooms (Aurangabad). The Qureshi family from Delhi Gate,Aurangabad are the descendants of this craft. Prof.Dulari Qureshi and Mr.Ahmed Saif Qureshi are the only ones who have kept its origins alive at the Aurangabad Himroo handlooms.

It is heartbreaking to see that such a beautiful craft is not being patronized anymore and is near its death. Power loom has completely taken over handloom but one can see the drastic difference in both. After the end of our craft documentation, we created products using the Himroo fabric that are commercially viable and still are keen on contributing to create awareness for this craft by marketing these products. I am sure my classmates will agree (even after all the arguments) that taking up this craft was a very wise decision ;)

The Start

My first post !!

Finally i see this day ..

Im happy to announce that i have always ben a coward of making my own blog til NOWW !
Happy to have overcome my little fear :)

Wish me luck