- Take an Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
- Enroll into french lessons
- Look for an INTERNSHIP!
- Buy the Mac Liner + Steve Maddens + The Fashion Book which I have been eying for a month
- Read Steve Jobs Biography + The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Watch Midnight in Paris
- Catch up with Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars
So before the exams, instead of mugging up and laying awake every night studying, I am quite serenely browsing some rather addictive and not-so- lucrative online sites (namely magazines, youtube, blogs, youtube, articles, youtube, net-a-porter) I have been studying rather meticulously for what it seems like an eternity but THEY ARE NOT STARTING!(exasperation).
Anyway, I just wanted to share some of the things I found but mind you they are quite a handful and rather provoking. But they are just to fabulous!
So everyone knows how evolutionary these online blogs and magazines are to the fashion industry. How bloggers get invited to fashion weeks and get featured on Vogue. There are some impeccable magazines which I just wanted to share.
It is a London-based independent collaboration where common yet intrinsic topics are reflected upon by some of the underrated yet articulate writers and photographers.
N.E.E.T. is the first of its kind – online, free and packed with everyone from a crafter creating from their kitchen table, to a fashion design graduate straight out of college, to a team of people doing it for the love of it. N.E.E.T. Magazine is an eco-friendly, grassroots style bible for the digital age.
Their slogan- For grassroots and creativity, conveys everything. NEET comes with an immaculate vision, to support amateurs. Successfully running for about six years, it is creativity with featuring the best vintage clothes, as Katie White from The Tings Tings says. Go Indie!
Style Sample Magazine
Style Sample magazine is a free digital magazine for and about fashion bloggers. The magazine contains articles and editorial stories featuring a diverse array of well known and up-and-coming fashion bloggers and independent online entrepreneurs in the fashion and beauty space.
Style Sample can be defined as independent yet contemporary. Ranging of provocative articles and intrinsic interviews, it is a delightful read for all. (read the latest issue here)
This past month I have had this addiction over The O.C. and have added the complete set on my wishlist. I watched the last season but never had the chance to watch the earlier installations (since I was seven when it was aired and all).
Elsewhere, I did a LOT of youtubing and found two wonderful channels. First is that of Burberry Acoustic- launched by Burberry, it displays talented musicians singing and quite beautifully I must say! It comprises of independent bands like One Night Only and artists like Adele and an extra delight of a video by Christopher Bailey where he talks about his inspirations from Youtube. (watch it here)
Second channel is called watchlistentell (watch listen tell) which has unusual, intriguing yet lovely independent street musicians (they perform on the streets).
One of the men designers I am greatly inspired by is Tom Ford because. He displayed his Spring/Summer Women’s Collection for the first time which was a grand gala with big names like Beyonce Knowles and Julianne Moore displaying his collection.
Also Tom Ford has launched exclusive Single Man glasses! Delight!
Here is exclusive Fashion scene from the Milan Fashion Week from WhoWhatWear
So I thinking about the Delhi Fashion scene and how it has changed (for betterment). India always had Dior and Yves Siant Laurent but never reached the common people. Tentatively, I will do one month of Delhi street style on my blog in April.
I understand that I haven’t been able to write much but when you need to mug history, political science with an overdose of physics, you are quite dazed and exhausted to blog. Anyway I wanted to show you the excerpts of two of the articles I wrote for High School Pieces since I am not allowed to publish the whole thing on my blog. I was not entirely content with what I wrote since I wrote it in a list form but I will seriously imprive (I am child give me a break). But here is it anyway-
Trends to borrow this spring
The runway reminded us quite a few months back that spring is approaching, bringing quite a handful of new trends. People do complain that the runway is a little extreme and the designs cannot be worn so here is a review of some trends which can be borrowed….(read more)
Vintage Fashion Terms (previously entitled Vintage Thinking)
I consider the 20th century as the best century of fashion. It was an era when the whole world saw new changes in terms of globalization and, of course, style. Each decade had new trends; there was an onset of feminism; the century also saw the rise of the worlds most renowned and famous designers like: Coco Chanel; Yves Saint Laurent; Alexandra McQueen; Vivienne Westwood; Karl Lagerfeld etc. Since many people today are eager to determine which decade they would have liked to live in, I thought of lining up some of the terms, slangs and words used then to refer style in general….(read more)
I had a lot of fun in writing the latter part since, hello! vintage!
Anyway I just realized that I am not a very normal teenager. I mean I should like Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries, but I don’t. I mean I am not criticizing it but I find Gossip Girl a little shallow and something- which -will -never- happen- to- you drama. Yes, Nate Archibald is an eye candy and so is Blair and Serena’s wardrobe (I am willing to go to prison for them) but hello where is the ‘learning’ part. I do not expect any show to be like that but still I would rather watch something with which I can associate with. It is all scheming and bitchy for me. The Vampire Diaries is a little blah. I cannot bear another vampire movie/TV show/book again.
Anyhow, I actually started typing keeping in mind that I will write about discoveries I made regarding influential people. The REAL fashion journalists. The whole world knows and respects people like Anna Wintour and Emanuelle Alt, but ever since I read about Suzy Menkes and Robin Givhan, I was bedazzled. Am I the only person who doesn’t know about them? other than that, who all checked the new Gucci RTW fall 2011 collections? Very colorful and optimistic, it created a notable equation of the 1970s sexy with the new trends.
I have a friend who is a fabulous artist and does some very iconic illustrations (I am implying to the graffiti she did on my birthday card). So I thought I will make her do an illustration or two for my blog which she will do this April (I have got so much to do after exams!)
I will blog but won’t be regular :(