27 December 2012

Dressy me






Blouse: Vero Moda
Shrug: White Peacock
Jeans: Zara
Cuff: Silver Streaks
Clutch: River Island
Watch: Guess
Sunglasses: Diesel

Last month of the year and this is my first post. I should really learn to be more regular. 
Is it too late to make new year's resolution?;)

My December's are characterized by the opportunity to relish the time spent with family, friends, sitcoms and lots of sweets.
But this time, my college has it peculiarized by projects, shoots and preparation for exams! 
Making fashion students to study around new years isn't very fashionable now, is it?

Moving on to the outfit, I am wearing my paisley print blouse with a studded shrug and burgandy pants. I kept the accessories simple by wearing nothing but a statement cuff.
This shrug is my current favorite. I have already worn it 5-6 times this month.

P.S: These pictures were taken a month back. My hair looks quite different now. Those who follow me on twitter and instagram will be aware about this change:) 





28 November 2012

Comfort it is




 Salwaar and tunic: O.M.O
Shrug: PROMOD
Bag: ZARA
Heels: KENNETH COLE
Bangles: FLEA MARKET
Finger cuff: FOREVER 21


 It feels like ages since I have uploaded an outfit post. Believe me I was as excited as I was when I had done my  first outfit shoot a year back. 

This outfit was worn on a hot afterrnoon few days back. 
My motto was to  avoid jeans or anything sticking to my body. 
A day when comfort food and comfort clothing were dominating my mind.
 I put on my beige calf-length cut-work salwaar and paired it up with my sanskrit-script printed tunic and a brown short shrug. To complete the 'comfort look' I added a finger cuff, few bangles, a fringe bag and my most comfortable heels.

Thus, comfort look turned out to be a success and I was ready to grab comfort food*winks*.


15 November 2012

GIVEAWAY #2


My blog turns one today. I am so happy with the response my blog got from all of you. I want to thank you for the love you have given by visiting my website regularly and by leaving such positive comments which inspired me to continue with my blog. 
I want to start my next year by giving you guys a little something!

I have collaborated with shop.inonit.in to organize a giveaway for you guys.


Shop.InOnIt.in is every shopaholic’s virtual guardian angel. 
Since its launch in December 2011, Shop.InOnIt.in provides fashion apparel for men, women and children as well as accessories, home decor products, knick knacks, pet accessories and more. 

All this, at prices that does not burn a hole through your pocket.

They have a variety of quirky products to ethnic wear to beach wear to casual wear to night wear. They have all the spice you need on a website. 

The labels include Quirk Box, Spring Break, Masala Tee, Happily Unmarried, The Big Bag Theory,
Earthen Canvas, Poppuri and The Elephant Company. 


A collage of the products I love on shop.inonit.in

For being such a wonderful and interactive audience, you all have won 15% discount  on all the products on shop.inonit.in.

All you have to do is:
1.Follow me on Blogspot
2.Follow me on Twitter and also tweet about the giveaway
3.Follow me on Facebook
4. Follow me on Instagram(eccentric connoisseur)
5.Also, leave a comment telling me what do you think about my blog with your email address( so that I can forward you the discount code).

The Giveaway will end on 25th November.

The giveaway is open for international residents too.

Get going ladies and Happy shopping.


3 November 2012

What do you think: Garments with pointed bust

A still from Christian Dior's collection  of the House of Dior
Pointed Bust in the garment were first noticed in 1947 when  Christian Dior launched the first collection of the House of Dior. 
The signature shape was characterized by a below-mid-calf length, full-skirt, pointed bust, small waist, and rounded shoulder line. 
The pointed bust were a style statement then, as a sign of freedom for women. The styles were more bold as women were finally given the respect that they deserved.
As and when the years passed by, fashion took unexpected turns. The necklines became more and more deeper, the skirts became tighter and shorter, the shoulders became rounder and the tights became jeans and trousers.
Moving on to the pointed bust: In 1950-1980's, women would flaunt the pointed bust line with pride. The more prominent the bust line, the better it would be believed to be.
Later as generations passed by the bust line became rounder and thus women started choosing round bust line over the pointed one as they believed that round is 'in vogue' and also the style of garments demanded a little change.


Recently, I have noticed designers bringing back the Pointed bust line in the market again.
It is a true definition of 'History repeats itself' and in fashion it definitely does.

 I wonder how women are going to react to this.
 Are they going to be comfortable highlighting their bust line or this style is only going to be limited only to fashion shoots?
So ladies, leave a comment ad let me know what do you think about prominent/pointed bust line?

17 October 2012

Color Classic







Checks top: Oxygene
White tee: Mango
skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Diesel
Earrings: DIY

Many people believe that  long flowy skirts are a 'BIG NO NO' for people with heavy bottoms.
But I have tried to clear the misconception through this post.
 Flowy skirts are recommended to people of all body types. Make sure that you wear a body fitted tee or a jacket to make you look slimmer till the waist line.
Also long skirts and fitted tee makes one look taller too.

Moving on to my outfit. I have used the classic black white and red combination to create this look. I wore my most versatile sleeveless shirt over my white tee to add a little twist to my outfit. Lastly, I paired up my outfit with long 'latkans' which I transformed into earrings for this look.

Hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

8 October 2012

Print crush

Hello Ladies,
I have been on a high on prints since the past two months. If you notice, many of my previous posts display my addiction for prints. I am sure many of you'll have been on a high just like me but I guess I tend to over indulge in it. If you have been following my blog, you must have also noticed that I have fluctuating taste and I do not stick to one trend for a long time. Somehow, Prints have been the longest trend I have held on to. 

Moving on to my outfit,
I am wearing face printed leggings which has been one of my cheapest buys till date. Because the color of my leggings was on the nude base, I paired it up with a bright red top. If you have been following me on instagram, you must have seen the image of the ghungroo anklets I posted a few days back. I was so attracted to them that I decided to make them a part of my next post. But in this I have used them as a bracelet.  A mini DIY you can say.

Top: mango
Shoes: River Island
Bracelet: Vintage
Leggings: Flea market
Ring: Forever 21
bag: Zara
Sunglasses: Diesel

30 September 2012

GIF

Cap: Vintage
Jacket: Aftershock London
Tee: Aeropostale
Ring: Forever 21


I am totally obsessed with this cut-work jacket. It is very stylish and perfect for Mumbai winter, isn't it?

This post is just a small gesture to show that I am all set for Mumbai winter and I cant wait to get my cardigans and sweatshirts out. Since winters in Mumbai are pleasant, we don't really require heavy woolen garments.

As far as my cap is concerned..It is my mom's. I remember her wearing it with a long skirt(same as the print of the cap) when I was just 10 years old. It is hard to believe how she manages to keep all her stuff safely.

Anyway, hope you have a great week ahead!







22 September 2012

Unexpected turns



My life is an array of multiple commitments but I am finally sorting out my future. It is still difficult for me to accept that I have enrolled myself into a fashion course. I have managed to learn sketching which actually stopped me from enrolling myself for this.
 Sketching has never been my forte but with practice I have developed confidence in me and have realized that nothing in this world is impossible. Just a little dedication and your are sorted for life.
Initially I felt like an alien between people who were beautiful with their work but finally I think I am fitting in and  have never been happier.

This is the major reason for my hibernation and I promise it will come to an end soon. Blogging is not an effort anymore and I am planning to indulge more in it. 



15 September 2012

#1 DIY (Origami)




 Hello everybody,


Apologies for not updating my blog frequently. The past few months have been very hectic but there is no excuse of the lack of updates. So here I am bribing you with a DIY which will hopefully give you ideas on how you can make statement neck pieces at  home. 

All you need is 
1. Glue gun/fevistick
2. Comic strips copies
3. Coloured satin Ribbon(I chose white)
4. Pearl beads stickers
5. Scissor

Optional material:
1. Punching machine(if you want to pass a thread or wire through your design
2. Beads for more decoration







Step 1
Cut pictures of the comic strip according to the size you want. The reason I have used comic strips is because this way you won't have to use poster colors or color pencils to add color to your neck piece. This  automatically saves your time and you don't even dirty your hands*winks*.



Step 2
Fold the cut out picture 1/4th inch just the way it is shows in the image below. Continue folding till the picture has multiple fold. I am sure everybody has used this technique as a kid to create a fan:P


Step 3:
Use a glue gun or a fevistick to stick the folds so that they stay intact. Remember to apply glue only on the bottom so that the paper is wide from the top(like a fan)  and tapers towards the end.
Step 4
Stick the paper folding on the ribbon. I have stuck the paper folding in such a manner that there is alternate colored portion and white portion paper folding all over  which makes it a reversible neck piece. 
Step 5
Now use the pearl bead sticker on the ends of the ribbon to add a touch of  bling in the typical bohemian neck piece.



And Voila, the funky neck piece made out of comic strips is ready. 


For updated on my daily personal style you can now also follow me on Instagram(Eccentricconnoisseur ).


1 September 2012

Neutrals and me

Dress: Mango
Heels: Miss Sixty
Neck Piece: Aftershock
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

If you have been following my blog regularly, you must be aware that I prefer neutral colors over brighter ones. I have this thing for neutrals and I can't resist but collect dresses, tops, jumpsuits etc in the same. 

I am sure you all will be obsessed with a certain color and end up buying maximum clothes in the same shade and later realize that your closet is filled with them.

Recently, I also came across this article where it has been scientifically proved that colors have a great influence of persons mind and also determines their mood. 

We all end up wearing color blocking outfit to fight rain or wear floral garments to invite summer or wear a white tone dresses to fight summer heat or switch to darker shades to show that winter has arrived, don't we?

This shows that we humans have a need to express our feelings and color definitely plays an important role in our lives.

I guess some  of you are aware about the benefits of specific colors. If not, here is a list of significance of certain shades which are commonly worn by people.

Black: It defines comfort and protection and is favorite color of women( I am sure you know why*winks*). It is associated with principles and wisdom.

Pink: Emotionally soothing and calming.

Purple: Purple is known to be connected with Sensitivity and spirituality and is physically soothing,

Yellow:  Known to be a happy and uplifting color.

Orange: Great to boost self esteem and is again a happy color like yellow.

White: Color of pureness, protection and peace.


16 August 2012

Apples over me





Dress: Mango
Heels: Kenneth Cole
Accessories: Forever 21

I know I have been a bad bad blogger and I should be given the least consistent blogger award. Actually, I have been so busy with work lately that I had no time to do an outfit post and on top of that I am sick thanks to the weather.
Thankfully I had a lunch date planned with my girlfriends this week which gave me an opportunity to dress up and feel sane again.
Frankly, I feel that my social life is going in the garbage bin. I actually have to think twice before stepping out if the house which has beautifully given my friends a chance to crib.
Okay, Now I feel I am cribbing about the busy life I actually wanted.

Anyway, moving on to the outfit now.

I kept my look simple and casual. I wore my pleated-apple printed dress that I purchased from Mango last year. I love the fact that it is more towards the feminine side. It has the vertical cut work detailing on the waist and the shoulders which dominate the print.
I accessorized with heels and not-so chunky accessory as I wanted to keep the look a little casual keeping in mind that it was a lunch date.

With  Love