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I Wear: IndoWestern chic

From the archives. I’ll do this one of these days.

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I Wear: The Pink Killer

My weekend began with a new poetry event. And it was a rainy day but I wanted to dress for a Friday night. This was shot on 29 July 2016.

(okay, I don’t know why I gave the victory sign at the end of the video)

I Wear:

  • Black waterproof blazer: Allen Solly
  • Fuchsia cowlneck with black lace back: Jabong
  • Black trousers: CottonWorld
  • Grey pumps: Hush Puppies
  • Fuchsia silk handbag: gift from Manisha Lakhe
  • Moonstone-in-star pendant: Delhi airport
  • Pink lipstick: Read My Lips by Faces Canada

* This video was shot by Gautam Makhija.
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I Wear: Feminist Fashion

My weekend began on a wonderful note. Any day that has Reema in it is wonderful anyway. And then a visit to the India Culture Lab usually provokes a lot of delicious ideas. To top it all off, I met not one but three fabulous women, all of whom knew me. The event was on ‘Fashion & Feminism’.

The evening brought up so many intense ideas that I decided to put them on both my blogs. So do trot over to XX Factor to see why I think fashion and feminism are linked. And then come back here to see what I wore.

I Wear:

  • Leopard print peephole top: Lokhandwala boutique
  • Flared jeans: Jabong
  • Snakeskin boots: Clark’s
  • Pink lipstick: Faces Canada

I also had a chance to run into the wonderful Neha Ramneek Kapoor and we struck an instant connection. Here she is in I Wear‘s first ever interview video.

* The first video was shot by Reema Prasanna and the second by Shaunak DeIf you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts and videos.

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I Wear: Family Weekends

I like to keep my Saturdays as quiet as possible. For one, I do live a rather crowded, loquacious life. And in addition, weekends witness horribly obnoxious behaviour by people in malls, multiplexes and on roads (and where else is there to go on a weekend, after all?). I usually work in the first half and then like to spend the second half taking walks by myself, sometimes meeting a friend for coffee or just reading.

This Saturday though, was promised to my family since I didn’t do anything on my birthday and then ran off to Pune soon after. We decided to go for a movie and dinner. It was an obnoxious weather sort of day, cloud-threatening to rain any minute but also streaming out sunlight every few minutes. And movie theatres are freezing iceboxes. So I wanted to dress for everything. Here’s what I wore:

As it turned out, I developed a migraine headache (though I didn’t realise what it was at the time). I figured I was just too hot in the garb so I did a quick wardrobe change into jeans after this. But it got really bad and we had to get out of the movie midway. The movie was Madaari and it turns out to have been a rather bad one. I wish I hadn’t had to cut short the family day though. Still, at least we’ve identified what’s been plaguing me. “Migraines are often psychosomatic,” my doctor says and advises me to ‘divorce’ anything that makes me stressed. So here’s to uninstalling Twitter, getting away from worries and into better dressing and good work!

I Wear:

  • Beige printed tunic: Shoppers Stop
  • Rust leggings: Shoppers Stop
  • Distressed denim jacket: Forever 21
  • Majenta handbag: Baggit
  • Brown cloth lace-ups: North Star
  • Brownstone fish pendant: Magick
  • Lipstick: Pretty Please no.79 by ColorBar
  • Eye makeup: Black kohl pencil

* If you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts.

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I Wear: Peacock Power

I stepped out for a few errands and to catch coffee with Reema at the end of July. Fed up with the plastic and synthetic fabrics that characterise monsoonwear, I dipped into my summer wardrobe.

One of the many things I love about this outfit is that it’s comfortable and convenient without looking sloppy. The kurta, particularly, is the kind that gets sold only under ‘menswear’. Most shops seem very rigid about this and salespeople seem highly reluctant to let women try on the garment. Women’s kurtas in comparison, tend to be all frippery and flowery, focussing on tight fits rather than comfort. AND NO POCKETS WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE DON’T WOMEN HAVE TO CARRY A LOT OF STUFF? Anyway, I picked up this delightful peacock-blue khadi kurta in Lokhandwala (of all places, the place is such an ode to chauvinistic, overpriced, trashy style).

I Wear:

  • Peacock blue khadi kurta: Cotton Cottage
  • White jeggings: Linking Road
  • Beige handbag: Baggitt
  • Turqoise sandals: Clark’s
  • Clear lip gloss: Baby Lips

I managed to stay comfortable and spotless despite traipsing all across Andheri East and West in wet, muddy weather. Incidentally, this is also the day that I Wear videos got its first guest (see the post here).

* This video was shot by Reema PrasannaIf you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts and videos.

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I Wear: A Star Is Always On Stage

I started the week after my birthday by going back to Tuning Fork for their Monday Open Mic and I’m so glad I did! It was a fabulous evening of unexpected, varied performances ranging from music, comedy to the kind of poetry that makes one remember what art truly is. I was also in a much better mood after my weekend mini-break to Pune so I dressed up. And here’s my look. (In line with the mood, I performed the following upbeat piece – ‘If Alcohols Were Men’)

I Wear:

  • Black-and-green tunic: Max
  • Black leggings: United Colors of Benneton
  • Leopard print scarf: birthday gift
  • Orange soled transparent rainboots: Paean
  • Raincoat: Lokhandwala market

* The last part of the video was shot by Gautam Sukhija.
If you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts.

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I Wear: Citrus Sunday

An Alphabet Sambar meetspeak which is reason enough for me to get up early on a Sunday morning, even if it’s pouring cats and dogs. But I brought the sunshine with all the citrus colours – sunshine yellow, santra orange and screaming red.

I Wear:

  • Yellow hoodie – Coucou
  • Multicoloured high/low top – AND
  • Plastic boots – Paean
  • Lipstick – Red Addict by Faces Canada Ultima Pro

* This video was shot by Gautam Makhija.
If you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts and videos.

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I Wear: Hipster Worker

Apparently Andheri was hit by one of the biggest cyber attacks in the state ever, last week. I don’t yet know if that’s what it was but my connection was down for nearly 2 days. I decided to go to a Starbucks and work from there. It wasn’t raining when I left so I thought I’d also get in a walk before or after. Unfortunately it started raining soon after and didn’t cease all through the evening, meh.

The internet at Starbucks was also sssssslow and wouldn’t connect my computer till nearly a half hour later, by which time I was crying in frustration (and ended up being grumpy to Reema :-(). Luckily, it was followed by a sunnier week so my mood returned to normal. And if it had not, I’d just have had to do with bright colours to keep my mood propped up. Here’s what I wore:

I Wear:

  • Blue-and-white floral peasant top: Cotton World
  • Yellow Hoodie: CouCou
  • Jeggings: AND
  • Sneakers: Adidas
  • Lipstick: Pretty Please no.79 by ColorBar
  • Eye makeup: Aqua Blue gel pencil by Faces Canada

* If you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts.

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I Wear: The Drama Of Reema

Reema is my co-conspirator in lot of things, not the least of which is style, colour and fun! I credit her with bringing red lipstick and sunshine back into my life. She has also pushed me into trying styles, garments and colours I might not have considered earlier (and that’s a lot considering I’ve never been a shrinking violet!). And finally, it was Reema’s idea for me to take the I Wear posts to video.

Here she is as I Wear‘s first guest. She had a lunch meeting and I was out running errands. We managed to catch one of our surprisingly frequent unplanned coffee dates. This is what she wore:

Reema wears:

  • Blue gumboots: Paean
  • Black highwaist jeans with back zipper: Vero Moda
  • Striped tie-up shirt: FBB
  • Canvas backpack: House of Tara
  • Steel watch: Jet Airways
  • I ❤️ NY rain poncho: Memorabilia store, New York

And this is what I wore:

I Wear:

  • Turquoise khadi kurta: Cotton Cottage
  • White jeggings: Bandra streetshops
  • Turquoise sandals: Clark’s
  • Silver jhumkas: FabIndia
  • Beige handbag: Baggit

If you enjoyed this style post in video, check out the other I Wear posts and videos.

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If you liked this post, you’ll want to follow the Facebook Page and the Youtube channel. I’m Ramya Pandyan (a.k.a. Ideasmith) and I’m on Twitter and Instagram.

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