Before I head out, I want to do this quick post on a dress that has caught my fancy. It was a late January evening. I was leaving for the vine ‘yard sale’ in a couple of days and hadn’t found the dress I was looking for. I wasn’t going without but my determination was withering. I had scouted all the possible malls when Aniruddha suggested we drive past Lokhandwala. Perhaps, some boutique might be open. And Golmaal came to my rescue.
Last night as I was channel surfing, I came across Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Zee Studio. It’s one of those films you just have to stop and watch, no matter where you’re watching from. I managed to catch the last scene.
The influence of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on popular culture cannot even be measured. One of my favourite television shows, Gossip Girl paid a tribute to it through Blair’s dream.
I love trench-coats. Doesn’t Leighton Meester do a good Audrey Hepburn?
I’m not a fan of the so-called comedies that make their way out of Bollywood.
I wasn’t a fan of the Golmaal franchise either. Therefore, it didn’t really make me a difference when Golmaal 3 released on Diwali. I was away celebrating in Hong Kong.
However, the cinema enthusiast in me was bullied by dear friend Aniruddha who insisted it was important I watch and like Golmaal 3. Consequently, I found myself in the car en route to my theatre to catch this flick.
As was totally unexpected I couldn’t stop laughing! I was pretty much rolling on the floor until interval point. I did think the second half was a little stretched. And just so, during the climax, I had a personal joke to laugh about. You guys can join in as I share with you.
Photograph: Aniruddha Guha
A year and a half ago, Aniruddha gifted me this skirt from Loose Ends. The print on the fabric is very vibrant and happy. Of course, I used to also think ‘unusual’.
Little did I know, when I’m at the movies, life is full of funny co-incidences.
If you noticed, in the last three frames, Johnny Lever is wearing a floral shirt.
Of course, the print on the shirt had to be the same as my skirt. I find it totally hilarious! Don’t you?
Photographs: Dhruvi Shah
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So, what did I wear to the press screening of Lafangey Parindey?
We had a couple of minutes to take some quick shots.
In several YashRaj films, there is a serene shot of the heroine,
looking at herself in the mirror as she gets ready.
I didn’t imagine it would happen to me too. I love it!
I chose to wear this dress because it is simple. And yet it makes a statement with the bold flowers. I love the clean visual impact thanks to the straight lines and symmetry of the dress. The way a garment is cut makes all the difference.
You don’t need anything more than a dress, earrings, tote bag and striking heels to make an impact and keep your outfit minimal. These shoes, worn previously here, go well with Indian and Western ensembles.
The tote bag was actually picked up by the sister at Hard Rock Cafe, Paris. The graffiti is striking as is but is accompanied by a message on a tag, ‘Save the Planet’. The bag is made from natural cotton and only water-based inks are used.
I love the green of the flowers on my dress. The green of my earrings is so soothing. And of course, nothing beats being ‘eco-friendly’. xoxo
Dress – Golmaal, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, India | Tote bag – Hard Rock Cafe, Paris, France | Earrings – Golmaal, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, India
Photographs: Aniruddha Guha
Out of the rabbit hole,
I was wandering the streets of Mumbai
There was a signpost to guide me
Attached to a wishing well
I was really careful what I wished for
Not only did I grab a loot of accessories, a dress and tank
I spotted Cherry, wearing a pack of cards, her style
Agreeing to be the first street style spotted on this blog
I didn’t know who was, other than her name
Her shorts I eyed more than was sane
In losing light, signpost in sight, wishing well’s might,
I snapped her quickly
Of course, I did ask her where the shorts were from
Street Soul, she said, & I wasn’t surprised
You’d know why if you read the DIY post on shopping like Saif Ali Khan
Alice’s adventure was worth a ride
If you’re looking to be featured,
make a trip to the rabbit hole often
(like you have now)
If you want a custom-made signpost,
leave a comment or contact me via email
And if you want Alice, the personal shopper
do the same as above.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Photographs: Dhruvi Shah