What we wore to the garage sale: From the Rabbit Hole

Bows on my back

Photograph: Himani Shah

Veiled headband – New Look, Brighton, UK | Dress – FCUK, Mumbai | Ring – Bought at garage sale | Shoes – Bangkok, Thailand

I made three trips to FCUK before I picked up this dress. Even then I wasn’t sure. I finally came home and showed it to the sister. She instantly remarked, ‘It’s so Mad Men! You look like Christina Hendricks.’ I was flattered and ready to flaunt my curves. Since the sister and I have been ODing on Mad Men, I channeled a ‘vintage look’ to the garage sale. I love to wear this veiled headband and keep looking for an appropriate occasion. I’m glad I wore it then. I was so happy to receive everyone’s compliments. :D

image via littlepaperdresses.blogspot.com

Himani's vintage look

Himani's vintage look

Photograph: Dhruvi Shah

Headband – UK | Dress – Vintage | Belt – Bangkok, Thailand | Shoes – Vintage

The sister went vintage too. She’s actually wearing a dress that was once mine. She got it fitted and made it her own. Clearly, she loves hearts too. :*

Volkswagen Beetle | The heroine’s car in 2010

I’ve always wanted to buy my own car. And I’ve imagined it to be a Volkswagen Beetle. On one of my sister’s birthdays, I bought the toy version for her Barbie. Although we’ve grown out of it now, we can’t stop our nephew from playing with it every time he’s over.

Photographs: Dhruvi Shah

Earlier this year, Aisha released. The lead actor Sonam Kapoor was portrayed as quite the trendy girl. She drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.

Then came Anjaana Anjaani. While the publicized car of course is Blush, in her pre-Blush phase, Kiara (Priyanka Chopra) drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. It was almost as if her transition from the Beetle to the Ford was the character’s personal journey.

The to-be-released Break Ke Baad starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone shows Aaliya Khan (Deepika Padukone) driving a yellow Volkswagen Beetle as well.

Some snapshots from the theatrical trailer:

What do you think of the theatrical trailer?

All three films: Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani and Break Ke Baad have romantic overtones and seem to focus on modern urban couples. All three lead heroines are shown to drive a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are more often than not considered in the same bracket: the young heroines of this generation.

It is interesting how the cultural baggage attached to the car has given it a girly appeal. Of course, the brand’s collaboration with Barbie adds to the effect.

I’m extremely tempted to hop down to the Volkswagen Mumbai West showroom and take a Beetle out for a test drive.

Which car have you always wanted to buy?
What do you think of the Volkswagen Beetle?
Do you like that the three heroines are shown to drive one?

Answer those questions or leave any other thoughts in the comments section. :D