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Rebirth of Paco Rabanne: Manish Arora

I went through a stage in my teens( seems so long ago now ☹ ) when I was obsessed with collecting the Paco Rabanne’s latest fragrances!

I just liked the sound of owning the perfume for some odd reason, and when you come from a country where part-time jobs were not as common for teenagers, and pocket-money was limited, you can imagine how long I had to save before I bought my beloved perfume( and let’s not forget how long I tried to last it) till I was left with an empty one, I just saved the bottled, in the hope to replace it soon!

Paco Rabanne is a Spanish designer but moved to France when he was young.

He studied architecture but went ahead and gained his popularity as (in)famous L’Enfant terrible (Terrible Child).

Clearly he had to translate his experience as an architect into fashion which came through his D.I.Y. Rhodoid dress.

Well I haven’t chosen to write about Paco out of the blue, but to highlight the new Creative Director Manish Arora’s first RTW SS12 collection for the global brand.

Manish Arora and I share the same Alma matter, so his name is associated with National Institute of Fashion Technology, just the way Jimmy Choo is to London College of Fashion and Gareth Pugh to Central Saint Martins.

Manish is known to be theatrical (very contrary to my design aesthetics), but what one would like to learn from him, is to perfect the art of using colours and materials!

No surprise he is with Paco Rabanne, giving the brand its self-proclaimed “Rebirth”.

Well, The collection is meant to be “Ready To wear”, and I hope most fashionistas are ready to wear a Paper fan like structure on their shoulder for an evening out with the girls, since that is exactly what Manish has as a finale for the latest collection, which may I add is the first collection after the break of 6 years since Mr. Rabanne resigned.

I love the lucidity and almost the snake-like pattern in which the plastic dresses have been linked in the hourglass highlighting pencil skirts and dresses, and the coral like surface on the iridescent Metallic peplum-ish dress, teaming up of sheer organza with the linked plastics.Well there are quite a few bits I like and well some (usually the end of the collection) which is too far-fetched for me!

But that is me!
I bet my friend, Mohit Rai (He is a stylist with Harper’s Bazaar, you see) will disagree and we will sit down with a heated debate which can be cooled only after we both are comforted with a chilled beer!

To each to his own!
Let me know what you all think of Manish’s latest do with Paco, would love to hear some feedback (Yes Including you MOHIT!)

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To see Paco Rabanne’s complete SS12 collection, please click here and to see the video click here

Busy ME

Every creative comes to that crossroad once a while(If they are like me, everyday).

The choice of doing a job which JUST manages to satisfy your creative needs but pays your bill,OR, do what they love the most, and just not care of the bank balance.

Well, I am trying to walk on the thin line which divides these 2 choices. Over ambitious? OH YES it is, I have barely gotten any time since I started my day job earlier in the month, to do this, what I love the most.

So I have so many pictures adding to my archive, but just haven’t had the time to sit down and write about them.

So this one has been due long, and I apologise to you Charlene, for keeping you waiting for so long, but I must admit you were always on my mind.

This is a funny one actually, as most of my incidents, this one is at SOUTH Bank in London again, right in front of the National Theatre, I saw this girl walk by, but till the time my eyes sent my message to my brain, and my brain responded in “GO CLICK”, and that message was processed back to my action, Charlene had walked a few yards ahead already, so me at my best, did the disappearing act on my friends(who by now don’t consider it rude, if I drop out of  a conversation to go click someone..they just keep walking, and know I will join them wherever they are…Bless!)…so continuing from the disappearing act, I chased Charlene, and almost startled her, catching up on my breath, I say the usual, and I am greeted with the warmest smile and laughter.

So here is Charlene, in her Swarovski ring which she adores, and her summer dress contrasting the Khakhi green Jacket!

Hope you enjoy this Charlene.

Jodhpur Mania

I just got this image in from a friend in Delhi:)

Japna wears Jodhpur Pants (Peg Pants) in Camel Coloured  and a Peach Top both from ZARA.

I always love these self clicked  images, so if you reading Jappy, keep them coming:)

Starry Eyed Surprise

This was classic,

So I went up to this group in my usual self, and rattled on how I have this blog..and may I click a picture..and etc etc.

Next I know is they say “Pardon, Je ne peus pas parler Anglais“!

So there I had to muster up my past lessons in French(wished I had practiced more!), and somehow explained how “J’adore le ring” and the “Rouge Gloves“.

Well, we somehow spoke in sign language and she agreed to be clicked.

Lesson learnt: Try speaking a language you learnt in the past!

Sorry guys no details on where she got this from! But she was looking stunning in her faux fur Coat and the red gloves and I LOVEE the ring!

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