April 2011 archive

At the top of my head..

And it is on everyone else’s!

The new Spring accessory is out and people are not shying away from flaunting their collection.Yes ladies and gentlemen, we are back in that era, where people would not step out of their house without a head-gear, be it a beret, a fedora,or a simple bow to go along with the flirtatious Day dress.

The beauty about London is that you can see all this inspiration, while you walking down the Sunday market with a friend, and you say, “oh my god, I have to click that Hat”, and it turns out to be a millinery wearing her own piece!

Well, I must admit, I was embarrassed when Victoria Grant told me she was Victoria Grant, and very politely agreed to let me be trigger happy, while she was relaxing in the sun, but well it gave me enough inspiration to write this post.

Victoria Grant wearing her creation.

As luck would have it, I was to meet yet another budding Millinery KC lake, whose work was featured in my previous blog “Yohji Yamamoto and His friends“, very unknowingly. And then I saw the website ,and I was stunned. There are some beautiful pieces which you could wear down the high street, or to a wedding, or simply to your girls lunch, just to be the envy of everyone’s eye.

Unfortunately, I could not meet KC, so I take the liberty of showcasing the latest Spring collection from Ms. Lake’s website.I have promised to meet KC soon, and hope I can show you all some more of her artistic pieces.

I love this piece from KC Lakes latest collection.

If this was not enough, I met yet another millinery at the Spitalfield market, Rachel Black, who uses natural Fabric like Sinamay to make some very interesting everyday clips and hair-bands.

I was very inspired by seeing the work of these 3 talented women, with their distinct styles, yet glamorous enough to be awed!

Here are some street shots of my obsession with head-gears, needless to say I have started filling my Pandora box with a few while this trend is on, and I need something to wear at the Royal Wedding :)

I love the blue streak complimented with the flower pin.

I think I made him chuckle, with my Gasp and Squeal, both at the same time!

When Pablo met Pierre in London.

You know what happens when the epitome of cubism meets the representative of avant-garde designers from 1960, you get an explosion of colour, angles, and edgy-ness oozing into the present.

Yes I talk of no one else than Pablo Picasso and Pierre Cardin, where both the gentlemen, who apart from living in the mesmerizing Paris, have a lot more in common. They influenced their respective fields with their outlook and their flair of  blending of beauty and futurism.

That futurism makes it retro now,and this retro-ness is still charged with that electrifying energy till date. Such was their vision.

Here I spotted this lovely German girl, who let me capture this retro-futurism with my lens.I love the Picasso Tights and the Adam Saaks detail on the shoulder.

Love the Colour of the tights being highlighted by the use of neutrals of the skirt and tee.

Gotta give 10/10 on the trend with the Adam Saaks detail and the Sunnies!

You may say I am a Dreamer!

For most people, those words will remind you of a free spirit who now lives forever in the Strawberry Fields.
Yes, I talk of no other than the ever so popular John Lennon. The man who gave everyone another reason to love, yet again!
The man whose music still gets applauded in silence with nothing but Goose bumps and overwhelmed emotions leading to tears for no reason.
His songs were, not meagre tunes, they were anthems at the time when man hated man, and his music brought that love back again.
Well, this dreamer was known for his love for the human race, which he beautiful showcased in his numerous talents of song writing, drawings and films.
Well, he did leave something behind in the fashion industry as well, his round glasses, well, let me rephrase that, he left behind the “John Lennon Glasses”.
It is his baton which we carry today, carry everyday.
I hope you guys love this as much as I do, for reasons more than one.
I was waiting for David to buy these, so that I could click the proud owner. David, it fished you compliments even before you picked them up!!
Imagine!!

Ahoy Captain!

I recently met someone, who is a the Men’s Jersey Designer for a leading UK brand. One topic led to another and we came down to the discussion of the ever longing Breton Stripe/Nautical look. He believed, despite the fact that it was in “Trend” 2-3 years ago on the runway, how people still love wearing it, and if it the trend is trickling down at all? Well,I believe it is just the easiest wear!

It could be the ease one can carry it off with, or the versatility of it, the androgyny of it, that I could pick up my Dad’s old FU Stovepipe jeans and wear a Zara Nautical stripe and make the look so classic with a Topshop Blazer!

The very next day,I spotted this young Man, Mike at an old vintage thrift store which sold naval/military clothes carried the same look with ease.

I love how the look has been given a modern look with the leather shoes, and the dual tones glasses, and of course the belt( Don’t real know if it is Vintage Gucci, or just a thrifted one?)

Well, I must admit, it was his attitude as well,which captured the whole story of the, “Sailor Boy, stopping by a port, to grab a couple of drinks, and then off you go again!”