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My First Fashion Week

1 Jun

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I wrote this article for Y Magazine’s Issue #3 which is out now! You can view the article here.
Will’s Lifestyle Fashion Week 2011

My love for fashion was revived when I received my first copy of British Vogue last summer. I feel that the love was there forever, but I never realized it. When my friends found it useless to talk about the Gucci takeover or Carine Roitfeld getting replaced, I realized that I wanted my voice to be heard for the first time.
A good blogger can really take all sorts of elements and use them both in words and pictures and make a strong statement.- Suzy Menkes

After ten months of blogging and getting both positive and negative feedbacks, I contacted Santu Misra. We connected for a few months and then he asked me to cover the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. I was fucking ecstatic! Timing, they say, is everything. When Mr. Warhol, a leading figure in visual art movement commented on fame, he said- “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Andy was right. Entering the venue was like entering a world where whimsical head gears and Valentino dresses were normal. I was in the right place.
I had viewed three of the shows- Kallol Datta 1955, Rehane and Urvashi Kaur. All three of them displayed their impeccable taste in the collection. All three of them were individualistic. All three of them embroiled creativity with the newest trends but kept their originality. Kallol Datta 1955 experimented with neutral shades in different silhouettes. In one of his interviews I remember, he says that its not about the print or the silhouette; its more of a social commentary than anything else. Amen to that.
Rehane paid homage to the much talked about color block and mixed it with more of a 50s American hairstyle and tube dresses. It was quite predictable since she is known to mix European Haute Couture with her collection. Subsequently, Urvashi Kaur also displayed her collection which started with a ballerina dancer dancing to a Sufi tune. She incorporated her collection with both Indian and western outlook. She to, used color block but in a very different manner than Rehane did. I loved the way everyone who was connected with her collection came at the end for the last bow.

The best part for me was perhaps, the time when we actually came out of the show. People came out with meticulous outfits displaying the latest couture trends and runway collections. I remember one person wearing a Gucci-like outfit from their Spring/Summer collection. Serenity.
My ephemeral ended after Urvashi Kaur’s show. I may have not got contacts or any other major break, but I definitely learnt a lot and gained a lot of experience.” Fashion happens every morning when you wake up“. I fully concur.

(All pictures from Y Magazine)

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I want to scream at the top of my lungs

14 May

I know that an ideal blogger would probably just include in an random post that they would be interning this summer. But HECK! this is my blog! So I am actually giving it a whole post.

I have got a writing internship with this really cool site called emcBlue. I would be interning with college undergraduates and the site is based in New Jersey. I wanted to intern as a writer as first instead of going into Public Relations or something because writing is actually what I want to do at the end of the day. Also, I am not very good with people. My summer break started and my friends got all teary-eyed and went on going on about how they will miss each other and went on hugging each other and tryed to hug me (I hate hugging people) But I was all screaming about how I am going  ‘ home, bitches!’ and then started singing No Such Thing by John Mayer at the top of my voice. My friends seemed pretty miffed. Oh, well.

Back to interning.

So the internship is an online gig where I will be interning from this Sunday till the end of August and I will be required to write three blog posts per week for the site under fashion. Also I have been rambling about Faebric for quite sometime. I will also join the site officially as one of the contributors/editors (do we have to give it a name?!) . I have also been working with High School Pieces so I will be pretty much filled up this summer. I am also going to take up a sport again (I used to play soccer but there was to much of studying in ninth grade so I had to leave it). And I have my piano lessons lined up (I left it midway. Read above reason) So my poor blog is not left with a lot of time. No worries!

To Burberry now. They launched their new campaign called Burberry April Showers. See, Burberry has a style. I mean whenever I see their collection, I know that it is Burberry before it is even mentioned. Their iconic trenches, the rain, the umbrellas and the bags epitomized their collection this April.

(Burberry.com)

It seems as if Christopher Bailey always reads my mind. The ad features the Burberry regulars- Cara Delevingne and Sebastian Brice and it is photographed by Jacob Sutton.

There is also this new advertisement by Yves Saint Laurent where they have commissioned with Black Swan’s director Darren Aronofsky. The ad is so meticulously detailed that it makes me watch it again and again. It has that certain seductive appeal and it is French. Well, French sums it all up.

(ysl.com)

Happy Summer!
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Interview with Blake Jacobsen

23 Feb

Blake Jacobsen is an 18 year old fashion photographer currently living in the United States. He is currently a senior at high school and enjoys singing/songwriting, illustration, graphic design, 90’s music, and coffee. So here are the excerpts of our discussion

Blake Jacobsen

Blake Jacobsen

Me: What does fashion mean to you?

Photography (people)

Blake Jacobsen: Fashion is a hard word for me to come to terms with. It all comes down to how you express yourself through individualistic style, regardless the trends and the runway.

Me: How do you define your style?

BJ: I would describe it as classic, yet refined with a modern touch.

Me: Where do you get your inspiration from?

BJ: A lot of my fashion inspiration is derived from internet sites such as Chictopia and Lookbook.nu. Apart from the internet, I draw a lot of inspiration from gentleman of different decades. The thought of dressing like a gentleman is what inspires me to dress the way I do.

Illustration

Me: Which decade, according to you, was fashion in its best form? Why?

BJ: That’s hard to choose! I really love classic and timeless items from the 1950’s, but I have a close relationship with 90’s grunge.

Me: Which are your favorite upcoming blogs?

BJ: There are so many great blogs that I follow. Apart from the largely renowned (and world famous, if you will) blogs I follow, some of my favorites include I AM APPLE ORCHARD WE HAVE NO STYLE , and Suck My Savvy .

Me: What was your favorite trend in 2010?

BJ: Military-inspired clothing. Specifically blazers.

Me: What do you want to take up as a career?

BJ: I would like to get into fashion photography, as well as visual journalism. Of course, I still have four years of school before I am able to pursue that!

Me: What advice do you want to give your fellow bloggers?

BJ:  I recommend joining a lot of social networking websites! This will help you network with other bloggers, as well as promote yourself. Aside from that, continually work on the quality of your blog. That is, increase your posting amount, better the quality of your photos, create variety within your posts, and be original.  Emphasis on originality.

Blake Jacobsen

Visit his  blog-  Blake Jacobsen

 

 

 

Last Month

31 Jan

I had a very nice last month so I just thought I will review it again so that I can smile whenever I read it :) (warning to many ‘I”s in it)

  • My Interview with Anouska got published on the first issue of Atomica. It was my first interview with a blogger too!
  • I viewed and got inspired by Lookbook A LOT! I actually know the regulars ;)
  • I really changed a lot of my sidebar display so now I am happy with it. I thought it was too populated last time.
  • I got accepted as a team member at High School Pieces! Wo-oh my first job ^_^
  • I viewed quite a handful of blogs which made me very happy since each of these blogs were unique and interesting.
  • I quite forgot to study in between so will spend more time studying next month than the internet (which is very addictive, isn’t it?)
  • I have already submitted two articles, one for Atomica (which will be published in their march issue) it features style blogger Keri while I review some colors of 2010. Another article is of High School Pieces which I hope they publish since  haven’t received a reply from them.. *fingers crossed*.
  • I took an interview with another photographer and photo blogger called Lucy and will publish it shortly.
  • I found an online gig called Faebric were they put interviews of aspiring photographers/editors/models so I might be submitting something to them .Those who think they are interested to get featured by an interview, I will help you! (by interviewing you i guess).
  • I actually found an online Indian fashion magazine called Y! it is owned by blogger whose name I don’t really know but I like his blog. It is actually very nice (the magazine) so you can view it too!

That’s it! because whoever is reading this must be really bored because this whole post was *me,me,me,me*. Will return to fashion soon!

XXX

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