But, where can i find it?

Living across the ocean can make it super hard to get my hands on delicious Indian labels, that I swoon over on Instagram. A few labels are nice enough to make an exception, however, shipping charges can cost you your kidney & first born child!

Below are a few of my favourite websites, that are so easy to shop & shipping prices are reasonable!

Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop

Global Desi

House Of Masaba

The Quirk Box

Gulabo Jaipur

The Loom

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Saree: Surendri By Yogesh Choudhary

Earrings: Amrapali

Shoes: Vans

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But, how do you feel?

A few weeks ago a friend/photographer/beautiful soul suggested we do a photoshoot at Carriageworks where they have commissioned a large-scale work by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse. Using over 8,000 square metres of fabric. Grosse draped, knotted, then created a multilayered painting on the surfaces and folds of the fabric, resulting in a out-of-your-mind experience.
After shooting at Carriageworks, my appreciation & curiosity for art has been perpetual. Art has a way of expressing your thoughts onto a blank canvas, just like Fashion, your body is a blank canvas waiting to be covered in beautiful work.
A big part of this expression is colour. Colour stirs up a lot of emotions, sensations, memories and is something we register in our mind & attach to a memory. The decision to wear black was not only to stand out against but to be a juxtaposition against the mixture of colours.
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Dress: Bardot
Shoes: New Balance
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But, can I wear this to work?

I wouldn’t really call myself a rebel in my everyday life but when it comes down to my office style I’m a self proclaimed revolutionist!

Okay that is a little dramatic but, if you ever catch me in the break room, I can assure you I won’t be unvaried.

I’m not the girl to have a “work” & “weekend” wardrobe, but rather believe recycling items in your wardrobe, especially key pieces to create different looks.

In the next coming weeks, you’ll see the Thigh High Series unfold & see how I pair these bad ass boots with three different outfits.

And to answer the question, Yes you can…

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Shirt: Olio Stories

Shorts: Topshop

Boots: Public Desire

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Can I borrow your Shirt?

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Boyfriend Clothing

[boi-frend kloh-th ing]

1. Mens clothes modified for womenswear

2. Just clothes

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Boyfriend jeans. Boyfriend blazers. Boyfriend shirts.

 au revoir.

Women are swapping out pocketless, slim-fit blazers for boxy & fluid clothing. Instead of focusing on wearing man inspired silhouettes, women are directly buying from the mens department.

There’s a movement now where clothes are not segregated by gender but are differentiated by colour, shape & patterns. Its a long road till gender fluid clothes are introduced, but style is universal right?

In my humble opinion, menswear has seen a creative outburst, with more Hommes experimenting with colours, printed shirts & an outrageous sense of street style.

So dames, ditch those “boyfriend” jeans & those who ask:

But, are you wearing mens clothes?

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Kurta: Suket Dhir

Pants: Country Road

Shoes: vans

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Thanks, I’ll take two

If history has taught us anything it is that the two piece trend is a wardrobe must have. Flashback to Fran Fine rocking a floral Jennifer Bawden outfit paired with her killer abs! I may not have the abs but I do love a cheeky two piece. Being on the shorter side, I did find it hard to find a skirt + crop combo that didn’t reach my ankles. This Ref piece was a steal, plus sustainable to the environment.

 

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Two Piece: Reformation

Jacket: Rachel Roy

Shoes: Vans

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