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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!
A*

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Color Block

6 May

I originally wrote this article for High School Pieces which you can view here

There were a lot of trends decoded on the runway this year but one of the trends which caught a lot of my attention was color block. Color block combines the use of two or more blocks of color in an ensemble. It means creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright, muted, contrasting, and complimentary colors. Color block, although very popular in previous decades, has now come back with a big bang this year. While last year we saw more neutral colors, this year the runway exhibited bright poppy citrus hues, teal and pink blocked by black, white and other neutrals. The trend gained momentum when Gucci, Haider Ackerman, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Bally (who teamed it up with camel) paid homage to this trend with a lot of zeal in their Spring/Summer collections.

Jill Slander Spring/Summer 2008



Gucci Spring/Summer 2011

I love how color block was not only introduced in terms of clothing, but also in shoes and accessories this year. Jade Lady Peep sling backs by Christian Louboutin, Dual Tone Bag by Fendi, and Geta sandals by Kenzo, all used color as eye candy; and it was stunning.

Jade Lady Peep sling backs by Christian Louboutin

Rehane at Will’s Lifestyle Fashion Week 2011

This year, I was able to view the Will’s Lifestyle Fashion Week in India, to cover for an online Indian magazine called Y, which provided me with my first introduction to this trend. At the show, I saw how Indian designers like Rehane and Urvashi Kaur have incorporated color block into their collections. While Rehane gave it a modern approach by including it in her short dress and shoe designs, Urvashi Kaur put color in her collection of angarkha tops with tie-and-dye.

The trick to using color block in your own wardrobe is to avoid blindly using a lot of color on your entire outfit. Although doing so works perfectly well in the runway, you should incorporate it with more neutral colors and blocking not more than two colors throughout the outfit. The trick is to add glimpses of color into your outfit in order to give it a mature approach. For example, using a bright pink clutch with an orange dress won’t work; however, using it with a black dress will make your outfit bold and chic. Using a bold color around the waist can also give a more slim illusion which can easily be acquired by wearing a bright colored front open cardigan or jacket.

The purpose of the trend is not to overdo it but to have fun with a color and experiment with it. Give it a try to find out whether you like it!

That’s how you start it

25 Feb

Hello there!

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 :(

My inspiratioon

My inspiration

Happy Blogging!

Anupriya Dutta*

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