Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Skirt Dress

Bought this skirt about 4 years ago .This has a very Goan gypsy feeling which means unless i take a trip to Goa i wont be able to wear it. So decided to give the skirt a little makeover! A little nip here and a little tuck there transformed the skirt to  a tube dress which is so great for summers :))

Skirt/Dress - Akriti
Hakoba jacket:Thrifted
Flats:Chitra Kala Parishath
Anklets:Vintage Silver

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jodhpurs from Jodhpur

While on a holiday i love shopping for local specialities. While in Jodhpur went hunting for the now famous Jodhpur trousers( I know every single shop in the Clock Tower market ) .Initially the local merchants were really surprised why a girl wanted to buy men's trousers(Its predominantly worn by men).Hence all the designs i saw were designed for men.Just when i was about give up my search i ran into a local designer (Also a student of NIFT he claimed) . Finally i thought my hunt would be fruitful .However the design i found was a mere cousin of the originals, well that did not stop me from buying it because i loved it anyways and its so apt to save yourself from the torture of jeans during summer.

Jodhpurs: Clock tower market ,Jodhpur
Bag: Bombay Store
Sandals: Colaba causeway, bombay
Tank Tee: Thrifted ,Delhi

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mercury Rising

The wheather gods in Bangalore have been playing a spoil sport with the ever increasing mercury levels here. The city where 27 c was know to be a harsh summer is now witnessing an all time high of 33c.
The best color would be white with a dash of cool blue .Dont you thinnk?

While visiting the Taj ,Wore it like this

White Kurta: Jaipur Palace Market;
Leggings: Commercial Street;
Lifestyle flip flops:
Umbrella: Bombay Store;
Bag: Nik N Nish;

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jodhpurs Part 1

The origin of  Jodhpur trousers date way back to the 18th century.These trousers were first worn by Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh.This was worn only during a Polo Match.Soon most of the Polo players followed the trend .These were cut in a wing-shape and had leather patches between the knees. These became known as "Jodhpurs".The trousers however is still worn in its original format at the traditional Jodhpury wedding till date.However the contemporary Jodhpur designs have eliminated the patches and kept the basic cut intact.

Had been looking all over the place for authentic Jodhpurs,Either they were way to expensive or not really androgynous .
So i decided if i cannot find it i will make it.
The Jodhpurs is another DIY project of hold of dads old pants and converted them :)
P.S the post with suspenders as promised .Do let me know what you guys think of this.

Shirt: Zync
Jodhpurs: Hand Made
Red pumps:Bata,Marie Clare
Bag:Hongkong thrift market

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DIY Suspenders

Have been meaning to buy suspenders for a really long time ,but every time i came close to picking them up ,they turned out to be insanely expensive.Decided to make them myself.!

Things required:
Couple of old suitcaces ;
Carefully remove the stitches of the belts  and detach them from the suitcase;
Fix the buckles
viola suspenders ready :)

Tried stitching the buckles myself but it didn't look neat enough.Took it to the local bag tailor who did a pretty professional job out of it . What do you guys think? does it look professionally done ?Will very soon do an outfit post with the suspenders
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