Thursday, May 31, 2012

Connecting the Dots: Street Fashion

Images by Prutha Raithatha 

Coincidental Polka-party happened. Good for me!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bloomers: Personal Fashion

Images by Jackie Russo 

Shirt & Bloomers: Thrifted; Head Scarf: Irregular Choices; Shoes: Underground UK ; Silver Skull Necklace: Evolution; Other Skull Necklace: TopMan

I always get super excited when I find a piece of clothing that is different and a perfect addition to my wardrobe. These red bloomers I found at a thrift store in the Palm Spring desert are one of them. I love these bloomers and this shirt that I have practically been living in since my roomie gave it to me. Turned a scarf into a turban. This scarf is huge with a million ribbon rosettes on it. Its from my favorite shoe store Irregular Choices which BTW closed the only store they had in NYC and was 5 mins from my apartment. I am still mourning the death of the only cool shoe store in town! All other stores bore the crap out of me :( .. Please IC, come back! 

Hoping everyone had a great Memorial Day in the US. 

Oh and watched this french movie called "Intouchables" over the weekend and I highly recommend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Some More from the Desert: Street Fashion

Here is a link to my article on Music Festival fashion for who BTW are live now. So go register and check out the cool stuff they have online for you to shop!

Below are a couple of images from the article just to give a taste of what to expect. Check out the entire article though. It's fun ;-)

Images by Prutha Raithatha

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vague Memories: Street Fashion

Some not so still stills from Coachella 2012.
I had to capture the state of my mind through my lens.

Images by Prutha Raithatha

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Great Googa Mooga: Personal Fashion

Jacket/Pants: Zara; Shoes: Irregular Choices; Bag: Westside [India]; Round Ring: Attic [Bombay]; Socks: UO; Sunglasses: Target

Watched The Roots yesterday at the Great Googa Mooga music festival in Prospect Park. Or maybe they were watching me, I don't know. Good music always gets me wild. And then I feel the urge to run off into the jungle to be with my buddies, bug-zee and bees. S follows with her perfect eye, just so she can capture the elements within her shutters: the sun, the trees and me.

Friday, May 18, 2012

On Press is like the of architecture industry except a lot more reputed and better with portfolio profiles of students and professionals etc. They have a feature series on their website called "Working Out Of The Box". The last person they interviewed before me was Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp. Here's me.

Check out the entire interview here.

Thanks again Archinect for including me!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fall Edge: SquareKey

Check out my latest article for on some super Edgy fashions from the Runway covering

1] Hemut Lang

2] Theyskens' Theory:
3] Titania Inglis:
Above image by Prutha Raithatha

4] Kimberly Ortiz:

Images by Anna Morgowicz for DSM

Check out the entire article with more images here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Postage Stamp: Art Performance

Images by Alison Wynn 

A month or so ago I did a little art project/ performance with an incredible Iranian artist friend Nooshin Rostami. The performance was at FLUX FACTORY art gallery in Long Island City, NY. The entire project was Nooshin's brainchild and I was just a last minute participant as she requested I be. I didn't hesitate at all when asked if I would give her a Brazilian wax in public, as the piece and topic appealed to me and it was my kinda work anyway. But it took me a while to muster up the courage to put the project up here. I don't exactly know why. Maybe I have still not yet freed my mind of "what people think of me". One step at a time. I am getting there. So, here it is. 

 I am going to just quote Nooshin here as she explains her project:

* Postage stamp, something to write home about [Check out the entire performance here]
* Performance at Flux Factory 
* Visible pubic hair on women is widely culturally disapproved of, considered to be embarrassing, and so is often times removed. However, some people also remove pubic hair that is not exposed, for aesthetic or other sexual reasons. It is a process that is mostly done in private spaces, like a back room in a beauty saloon. The end result is thought to seem more appealing while in a public space like a beach, swimming pool, or inside the bedroom. “Postage stamp, something to write home about” is one of the popular “styles” of Brazilian epilation of women’s pubic hair. “Brazilian waxing” is more controversial than other types of waxing because it includes the epilation of the pubic hair around the woman’s labia. This process is done with warm wax and can be a physically painful experience during and after the act. There are also health risks involved if it is not done properly, mainly the risk of infection if the procedure is done on a person with a weakened immune system. During this public waxing performance between myself and Prutha Raithatha, another artist whom I hired, the audience was able to walk around, stand, sit comfortably, and enjoy refreshments. By setting up an unnerving scene of what is seemingly torture, the spectacle is revealing the process of what we conventionally see as “beauty”.By providing the audience with convenient conditions to view an agonizing performance I aim to remind them of how we numb ourselves to something brutal in order to fit in the values of our society.

I love doing these art projects. Anything with a purpose really. Anything that makes me think. Your thoughts? 


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