Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Genie In a Bottle: Street Fashion

Images by Prutha Raithatha 
Those plans are to kill for and I love the proportions of her outfit. 

PS: Hurricane Sandy was kind of a crazy event here in NYC, but for all who've been emailing and messaging to check on me, thank you so much for looking out. I am doing well and totally unharmed. Just lost power, internet and phone network in my area so after the storm passed I moved to a friend's place that has all the amenities. All shall be good soon and back to normal. Until then enjoy this DSM post! I love you guys!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paris Hilton with DSM iCover: NYFW SS 2013

Yup. That's Paris Hilton using a DSM Iphone case.

Images by Anna Morgowicz

Paris in Falguni and Shane Peacock.
Me in Retarded Velvet

I think I forgot to post that I did a story on the Falguni and Shane Peacock show at NYFW SS 2013 for Vogue India. Here is the entire article. I am obsessed with the details of Falguni and Shane Peacock's work! Will post all the detail shots at some point on the DSM facebook page incase anyone is interested in checking them out. Until then how cool is it that I hung out with Paris Hilton and the designers post show for like 2 hours! Thanks FSP and Paris for being such a sport!

Squat Spot: Street Fashion

Image by Prutha Raithatha

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pop Souk: Street Fashion

Pop Souk is a market that is organized by LadyFag that provides a platform for New York city's cool downtown designers and vendors like Zana Bayne, Aimee Philips, Ami Goodhart, Asher Levine and so many others. It is also just a fun shopping event to attend. It was held today at The Standard Hotel Biergarten and here is a quick glimpse into it.

Dana of Bond Hardware: Love her metal arm cuff and I have yet to spot her on a day when she doesn't look perfect! Impeccable style, seriously!

 Purevile Designer. I bought a necklace from him.
This is the necklace. I am in utter love with it! I have been looking for a cross necklace for years now and just never found anything that I fell in love with and had already stopped looking. But this one was perfect and exactly what I wanted and decided to buy it in less than 30 secs. 
Jewelry designer Chris Habana. Love his designs, previously also spotted by DSM here.

 Just one of the many exciting people at Pop Souk.

Pictures taken with my iPhone. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sidewalk Mannequins: Street Fashion

Images By Prutha Raithatha 

So if you checked my last post you must have read about Brandon who was visiting from Philadelphia and that made me think of these kids I had shot a really really reallyyyy long time ago in mid-town. I just forgot to post their pictures for some reason and I knew I had loved their style. So after looking through my abysmal archives I finally found their pictures. All four were visiting from Philly [I think] for the weekend, all four had very distinct styles and were completely into fashion. In pairs they looked like they belonged together, but as a group they formed an interesting mix of clashing styles [goth vs hipster]. This unconscious acceptance of each other and not carrying about how different they looked from each other was beautiful! I love when that happens.

I honestly have friends of all sorts and I love the diversity that adds to my life. The only common thread amongst all of them is that they let me be me. Yes I have gone to multiple super conservative Indian gatherings wearing moon-boots and a big bindi with a totally goth outfit in between and they don't care. The bankers, the IT professionals, the 60 plus year olds who are just my friends somehow, the predominantly gay artist community of New York [and around the world], the drag queens of Bushwick to the editors and designers in the fashion world, [just to name a few types] all of them add soo much to my life I cant even explain. Thankfully I learnt very early in my life that I loved diversity. Someday I did like to write a bit about the variety of people that have influenced my life. When I think about it, it just makes me very happy and fulfilled. 

These kids are definitely on the right track.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Strange Connections: Personal Fashion

Images by Alison Wynn 

Jumpsuit: Retarded Velvet [Borrowed]; Shoes: Office London; Necklace: Pylones; Nose Ring: Ms. Fitz

Just to give you guys an idea about how fun and completely unexpected all DSM shoots end up being: The guy in this shoot [Brandon] is a total stranger who just happened to be walking by us towards the tail end of our shoot and I loved his outfit so much I thought it would be perfect to incorporate one photo with him into the 70's vibe shoot we were having. He was such a sport and said yes. But then when we posed for the picture like two nice civilized human beings, Alison [behind her camera] casually insisted, "Can you guys break up in public please?" 

Yup, so we broke up and made up and had some pregnant belly holding moments and some strangling each other on the street. Reason for the break-up we decided was that his nails were prettier than mine, which ofcourse is a deal breaker and grounds for some massive physical and public quarreling.

Thanks Brandon for being such a sport and so awesome! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in NYC!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On the Cat Walk: Street Fashion

Image by Prutha Raithatha 

Can someone tell me who's sunglasses these are? Aren't they fantastic and a perfect addition to your fall closet?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Circle Of Life: Personal Fashion

Images by Ben Taylor 

Romper: Retarded Velvet [Borrowed] 

When you have such a baby like onesie for an outfit you would think fun! Well my twisted mind thought grandfather! I can't and won't even try to explain. Just what happens in my brains most of the times so deal with it. lol. 

But yeah, it just seemed like a cool "Circle of Life" idea. Pairing this onesie with an old man mask completing the cycle from a child to an old man and the in between stage of being an "over grown child". I think that defines the way I would like to look at life, all the time. Threw the eyes of a child. Simply. Not over-think, not over complicate, just do what my heart desires and just be. Cuteness, I say. 

PS: My Closet sale was fantastic. I made more than a decent amount and I am thankful beyond count to all who came to it! Sincerely. 
I love you guys more than you will ever know.


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