Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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 !
Friday, September 18, 2009
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
Monday, September 14, 2009
Things that u can't imagine together are thrown onto each other and there you have it ... **The Cosmic Firefly Shop**.. (CosmicFirefly.etsy.com ) 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 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 ;) *
Friday, September 11, 2009
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
- 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 and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.
- Historically, 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 is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.
- 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.
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’s work that speaks for itself ..
Link : www.littleshilpa.com
Monday, September 7, 2009
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
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,
Constant experimentation with the drape has lead to creation of modern version with quirky prints as well.
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!! ..im 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....
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
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
The roots of Himroo are being preserved and sustained by the Weavers Service Centre (Mumbai) and 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 ;)