Friday, September 10, 2010

Bubble Dress

August 21 st was Earth Overshoot  day the significance of this day ? to remind we humans that we have used up this year .Once we pass this day, humanity will have demanded all the ecological services – from filtering CO2 to producing the raw materials for food – that nature can provide this year. From that point until the end of the year, we meet our ecological demand by liquidating resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Maybe It's time we ask ourselves what little we can do because we won't be saving the plant but saving ourselves .India has absolutley no market when it comes to vintage. This is probably because of the zillion stigma's attached with second hand clothing and the likes . Second hand clothes were synonyms with handing them over to the help we hire .Hence associating the tag poor with it .However thanks to the revival of Vintage Fashion we are fially opening up to the idea .One women's trash is now another women's Vintage .In Britain, secondhand shops and "up-cycling"—taking old clothes and refashioning them with a modern twist—have become hugely popular. This is a perfect example of why I believe fashion has a role to play in helping to confront some of the environmental challenges we face. For this trend is not only about an attraction for retro design and the charm of the old, it is very much about the future. 

So next time i have the "Oh i have nothing to wear "syndrome . I will either tweak an already present outfit and turn it into something new or will try and buy vintage .

P.S I Know This Is A Super Long Post But Prolixity Is My Virtue :-)


  1. Great Post Smrithi! And U look good. Those expressions are killer

  2. Where is the gorgeous dress from? Vintage then? :)

  3. Smrithi!!! OMG!!! Awesome!! love love love it... especially the ladder photo..!:)

  4. @Tavi ,FB :Thank you

    @Ruhi : Na it's old dress , but not vintage

    @Deeps : Awww thank you :-)

  5. gr8 one....luv the combo...looks reeely gud on u!!:-)

  6. Impressive outfit, shoes work really well with it.
    I dont reckon you'd be able to find any stores selling vintage looking outfits in B'lore. You'd probably have to hit a fair few charity aunts, still not impossible though! ;)
    "up-cycling" - is a very interesting concept; I may have to give it a stab myself. :)

  7. I love the dress. You look very cute! :)

    I agree about the environment issue. However even I am one of those who are not very sure of getting into someone else's clothes (except my best friend's clothes!).

    And long post? You should check my recent blog out really! :P :D

  8. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
    ...and thank you for answering a curiosity... I have wondered about the whole thrift-shopping scene in India... how the attitudes have changed but obviously not so much.

    I have many Asian clients who ask me to 'source' vintage items for them... they don't have vintage shops galore because it's not good Feng Shui to wear old things... which completely goes against the grain of sustainability!

  9. you are rocking that dress missy..

  10. Nice outfit!!!
    I guess we too have vintage in a different sense. We do still maintain our parents wedding silk sarees. Not just wedding ones, but even others. Generally, silk sarees are handed down generation after generation.
    It doesn't happen with western garments still in India, coz western silhouettes themselves are a new phenomenon here...

    Style while roaming in Manori Beach

  11. Why don't I hear from you no more? Me no likey! :(

  12. Such a great post. And yes, I agree with every word. Time for Vintage clothing to make its presence felt in the country.

  13. thats a brilliant idea..told u to start ur own vintage shop too it hunny..ill come to buy, i promise...

    also check out the uniform project if u havent yet...

  14. the scottish print skirt n the brown aldos..whats can i say!!! love love love

  15. Love the outfit!!!
    Check out my blog too, m hosting a giveaway, you might be intersted!



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