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Beatles and Boots

If I am kept in a room , what will I think about ?

Hmmm……… it will definitely be music and clothes , and not just clothes but the history behind it, well yes i am quite a geek when it comes to studying clothes , now how did i reach this point ?pepperbeatles2 (1)

 

I must be 15 when i listened to the first track by The Beatles , and the song was ” I want to hold your hand” and that very moment made me  fall in love with them . I became curious and started digging up a few more songs and eventually it resulted in being a fan. I slowly got into the groove of listening to Pink Floyd , The Animals, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones , The Zombies , Buffalo Springfield ( courtesy my father, who has a huge collection of these songs)  and the list goes on ……… But ,  what role do clothes have in all of this ?

Its difficult to put it in a neat little sentence ,

however,  it happened  through a Nancy Sinatra Album Cover.    How ?

I was randomly pleasuring my eyes through images of clothes models and singers who were popular during the 60s and the 70s and I happened to see “These boots are made for walkin” album cover and noticed the mini dress and the go go boots which she was wearing , and I liked it , not something that I  would carry confidently , but there was something so mesmerizing about that retro outfit that i just couldn’t contain it .

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So I willingly got myself educated on it . Women like Patti Boyd , Twiggy and Peggy Moftit became my favorites and I got obsessed with retro fashion.

So here is a little insight of how music introduced me to fashion.

And this is not all! there are lot of things that i want to share.

So stay healthy and happy till i am back .  Bye !

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Sue it up !

TV’s on , my sister’s laying on the the couch and I hear maniac laughs. I run from the kitchen to see what exactly it is, and there I see “The middle” on air. I being jobless for the vacations in full stride sit down and watch quietly.

Brick -I have a school project.                                                                                                    Frankie -When do you have to give?                                                                                          Brick – Its due tomorrow.                                                                                                              Frankie – Brick !

A conversation that unfortunately was very relatable being a member of the very honored ‘LMPC‘ (last minute project completion ) made me realize that members of ‘LMPC’ exist in every corner of the world .

Based on a semi-dysfunctional American family, it narrates a day in the life of                     “The Hecks“.

A neurotic housewife (Frankie), tall straightforward husband (Mike), oldest and rebellious son (Axl), the youngest bookworm (Brick) and an always excited daughter (Sue), are the very lovable characters of the sitcom, but then there has to be a character that you might be or have  similarities with or you might just look up to and out of all…….for me Sue was always catchy.                                                                                              She is the middle of the children, socially awkward, endlessly cheering and bubbles with enthusiasm. In school, even her favorite teachers don’t remember her, works hard like anyone in school. Whether its the swim team , cheer leading or the choir , she tries out for any school activity, though rejection hurts but her drive to keep trying never dies and goes after them with laser like focus.

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If you are low, stick motivational and inspirational posters and do what they say, just like Sue. I admire her as she never gets tired of trying or ever gives up.

Be an explorer. Even if you land in the wrong place , keep searching and don’t give up because you never know what might just click , also be the authentic you. After all we do need a little bit of Sue in us to get through this precious life.

Made my day

Its 7:00 am in the morning and cold december wind is on the run. me papa and bulbul are waiting in the car for the bus to come while RedFM 93.5  is on. So we pass our time eating peanuts and listen to what Bauaa has to say today…..its then you hear that magical line,

“Heelo unkil mein bauaa bol leyan hun.”                                                                  (translate-Hello uncle, Bauaa speaking.)

Who is he? perhaps a kid who loves to tease people but is definitely witty, mischievous and sarcastic and cannot fail to make you laugh.

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Let me say he is the best companion you have in times of getting stuck in traffic or when you want to divert your mind off the physics test the next day.  

Weather , exams , break ups, festivals, current affairs  ‘Bauaa’ has a say in all. Clever riddles that turn out to be silly is the ‘Bauaa’ language. Testing the patience of people through nonsensical jokes is his way that makes my day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajmata Gayatri Devi

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“I learnt style from my mother; she taught me all about style – she was one of the most fashionable, most independent and most modern Maharanis yet she always insisted ‘she was ordinary”. -Gayatri Devi

Vogue describes her as one of the most beautiful women in the world . Epitome for grace, effortless style, glows like moonshine, are some of the ways I can broadly describe her. Born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar, married to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. She is one of the most prominent maharanis in the history of Jaipur. Known as a public figure and lady of style,She was also a beautiful combination of delicate and bold

So let’s begin by talking about how she effortlessly established herself as a style icon.

CHIFFON SARIS

Yes, Yes we all see she wore feather light,pastel coloured chiffon saris .Some were sequined , some were floral and some just solid colours . Her style was modest and elegant . Her blouses were a thing of simplicity and beauty, they were sleeved yet they were made interesting with different sleeves and necklines.

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WESTERN WAY

Her love for polo was inevitable through her riding tights and jodhpurs (riding pants flared at top, tapered at bottom). Several times she wore high waisted flared trousers with a sleeved tunic or collared shirts and often paired trench coats with sari.

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STRING OF PEARLS

There was one common thing other than elegance between her and jackie Kennedy onassis , it was a pearl necklace ! She imbibed in us that pearls can never go wrong with a sari and boy! it became a must have look for every woman in period . To this day it remains a classic.

MAKE-UP

A red or a coral lip and shaped eyebrows were her go to. She kept her beautiful almond eyes bare and never went overboard to make her facial features stand out.

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HAIR

As expected as rani she never kept her hair long and was away from detailed hairstyles like buns or braids. Instead her hair was softly brushed back and throughout the length waved . Instead of securing the hair, She preferred to let it loose. A bob or shoulder length was her signature hairstyle.

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BEING EFFORTLESS

All in all she was effortless no matter what , never made it look like a big task. She stood out by unknowingly making a statement and kept it just right. Remember, Poise and confidence always count.

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Style comes naturally to me. I guess, you’re just born with it.

-Gayatri devi

Old Is Gold

The good ol times are always fascinating to me. It can be music, movies, posters, clothing, accessories etc .

Basically, anything vintage makes me excited.

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It’s just the air I feel and a warmth that rushes in me when I think of Raj and Nargis from Awara , Gabbar in Sholay , the tunes of the beautiful song  Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si  and my sweetheart Sadhna.

You become nostalgic when you think of Mumtaz in her orange sari,  Amitabh Bacchan in Bell bottoms , Sadhna’s haircut and the Dream Girl Hema Malini. Hey!! and Not only Indian , who can forget Audrey Hepburn ,Twiggy……….or The Beatles themselves.

As an admirer of vintage time , in school it felt very secluded as a teenager , because most of the my generation (excludinga few) were completely unaware of the Beautiful past.

And that things, 

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LIKE THESE ARE

Classic.

 

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Break done to death stereotypes. Its furious to see people wearing wrong in a themed party! or when people think that only Big polka dots, exaggerated bell bottoms and winged liner is so retro ( Give me a break) OR if want to be an indian heroine then just  wear a sari and make two side plaits.

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and Convey “OLD IS GOLD”. Well it’s true. Thinking of vintage as only ‘old fashioned‘ is making it a long lost forgotten thing. It is important to embrace our forefathers past because guys they they were cool as well.

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           So, feed your soul and I hope you find the same warmth that our previous                     generations got. Until then,

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Lotus

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the world plays a race every time

don’t ignore yourself, you will be fine ,

Beings might come and forget you soon,

but that should never invite your doom

you might struggle and get tired ,

believe me you will get higher,

you need the mud and water to grow

the grass will be green once you plough .

patience , relax your mind

you lag behind, or may fall

buckle up and rise from low

Lotus fight for the glow.

Desert

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Lizards and snakes roam free

in this roaring summer spree.

The Mysterious Land speaks a lot,

to the woman carrying earthen pot.

When the sky above is blue,

and down there is the yellow hue.

sand shifted by rapacious wind hits me with a blast ,or do i see an oasis at last.

The Mysterious Land teaches a lot,

and how it opens every knot.

It says “I fooled you”, a mirage you saw,

enjoy the serenity now.

All I seize is tranquility,

The Mysterious Land do help me.