This is the longest break I have given to a blogpost since I started. I have been working a lot on some other projects as well and guys trust me, I needed this blogpost to uplift my spirit a little more. Colours do put me in a good mood.
Coming back all vibrant, this look is all about the beautiful, mustard coloured jacket by 0.0. I paired it with my HnM black satin chinos and my Bhane white shirt. The peak collar detail on the jacket is quite suited for a dinner. However, the vibrant mustard that Abhishek picked for this style works well even in a semi-formal day situation. I think he really has something going with the colours he picks for formal jacket/suits. Formal, beyond normal.
Black and white is a classic that I repeat a lot and to throw a good coloured jacket is great even when you are carrying it on your arm. Great for a day to evening look which almost happens everyday at fashion week.
I am a sucker for tiny, quirky details and the Bhane shirt is quite cool with the collar styling and the little chambray edge on the end of the front placket. Just the perfect twist one needs on a white shirt. Total win.
The sunglasses are by Prada and the watch by Tissot.
Photographed by Mrinalini Singh.
Hairy arm below by me.
I would like to begin this post with talking about the high point of this look, the hat . Even though the shirt from Kanika Goyal Label and the suit by 0.0 are styles that I personally love a lot, the hat did steal the show.
This was gifted to me by my best friend. She picked it up from Egypt on her way back to India. It is hand crafted by an old local woman. The vibrant colours and the geometric pattern made me stand out from a mile, even in a crowd. Almost like a navigation pin.
One more interesting thing I have to mention is that a friend pointed out (jokingly) that why am I wearing this hat, if I am not muslim. I responded saying that is like if you are not muslim, you can not eat biryani or a caucasian girl can’t wear a saree to a non-indian occasion. I mean really. It is a cool and everyone should get one of these.
I like hats. The more traditional, the better. I have always wanted a Kinnauri Hat. Never found it in my size. I have a big head. Speaking of the size of my skull only.
The shirt is a perfect tunic length and it was a great add on to my wardrobe as I still get compliments every time I wear it. Isn’t the pocket detail so cool? The ‘band gala’ suit by 0.0 is also such a unique style. I generally don’t imagine pants with a “band gala’, yet Abhishek(Designer) did.
I really enjoyed wearing this look. I think mixing a little tradition and culture in your everyday style is a great feeling. Specially when such a style initiates conversations you weren’t expecting. Or you were.
Photographs by Mrinalini Singh