Sunday, June 30, 2013

Payal Khandwala: Designer Spotlight

Images by Prutha Raithatha 

Full Outfit: Payal Khandwala 

If you have been following my blog for a while and my facebook page and my twitter, you've heard me harp about designer-artist Payal Khandwala's work. Well I finally got to meet her in person today while she was visiting NYC on a short trip from India. The great thing about meeting creative people who's aesthetic you genuinely like is that you feel at ease around them that probably comes from just knowing that they are your kinda people. Based purely on their design aesthetic, you feel comfortable and connected with them. We spent a lovely morning sipping on organic juices and talking about everything under the sun but shop. And I got to meet her lovely family and adorable little daughter Meera. 

If you don't know her work yet, you can get an sample of it from these pictures. Yes, she is wearing her own designs. Check out her latest collection here. And this is a post of me wearing one of her designs from a couple of months ago. If you did like to buy any of her designs you can just email her or me and we can make it happen for you.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EXP DATE: 7/7 - Personal Fashion

Images by Hrishikesh Vimadalal 

Pants: Comme Des Garcons; Tee: J.Crew; Shoes: Underground UK 

 In British English [which is what I grew up learning] when someone dies, a polite way to say that is, "he/she expired today". I know the rest of the world finds this phrase to be funny or impersonal but that is not the intention. However the idea of us as humans having a pre-set expiration date of survival [like milk or fruits] is quite surreal. If you asked my mom she would say she believed we came into this world with our destiny pre-decided with an exact date of expiration. I think a lot of us believe that. But what about some times during our course of life when we die a little. And then that happens again and we die a little inside again. And then over and over again at multiple times during the course of an entire lifetime? Is life a slow death?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Too Tall to Ride: Personal Fashion

[first image edited by me for fun]

Pants + Top: Comme Des Garcons, Shoes: Underground UK 

When you go to an amusement park there are limits to who can ride the rides, like here at coney island, where there was a sign that said "too tall to ride"? I wish there were signs like that for this roller-coaster of a life too. Too tall to ride or too fat to fit or too broke to bribe, etc. Wouldn't it just make it easier? Some people [and all the cheeky hollywood movies] say there are always signs, you just have to look carefully. But in this fast track life of top speed and smog, there is only so far the eye can see. What about the signs for the times beyond that?


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