While growing up I always dreamt of leading a lavish life with spacious bedrooms and luxe bathrooms. Recently, 27th of April, 2017, to be precise, when I was invited to the launch of KEHA CASA, a sprawling 8000 sq. ft. experience centre at Bengaluru’s prominent Kensington Road in Ulsoor, the same childhood memories and thoughts engulfed my head. The founders- Kekin Shah and Abdul Hameed Khan have set up an exclusively luxury area and I couldn’t help but gaze into it with an open mouth!
Time and again, I keep disappearing from the ‘SOCIAL MEDIA CIRCUS’. I am just back from a weekend getaway, some place distant from civilisation. Time and again, I keep stressing on the me- time factor. Days spent in the sun with eyes half closed, feeling the hot and humid air, sweating and soaking in the pool water, some conversations with the friends, some silent walks, gazes into the horizon, smiling at the stars, being local with the cuisine, late night gossips and waking up with swollen eyes and heavy heads!
A woman has many faces and many roles to play. Through this photo- series, I wanted to portray how QUIRKBOX has got it covered for the various roles of a woman. And it being a Spring- Summer collection, there goes flowers and coloured eye make up for the styling.
People! So how has the week treated you so far? I watched a Bollywood movie called TRAPPED last night and boy, it was nice. It is starting to get too hot in Bangalore, don’t you feel? Today’s blog is about a few key essentials for summer and how to nail them. We have to admit that we are all big time suckers for some timeless summer pieces like that of a shirt dress or a crop shirt. They basically never go out of trend and you can style them in multiple permutations! The best part is that they can be worn in different weathers with a few layerings done.
There is no denying that trends and styles get into our wardrobes in the form of NYFW. And with the latest runway of NYFW Spring Summer 2017, we know, we have a new place for the lingeries and lingerie- like pieces! So, those with not enough of confidence to be comfortable in your crop tops or not enough confident to flaunt your cleavages, the bralette trend is here for you to experiment in endless possible ways!
The sound of crickets. Silent walks. Small discussions. Hot and scorching sun. The breeze in the evening. Hanging clothes, dancing on the ropes. Tender coconuts and Aampanna. The sudden drizzle in the afternoons. The crowd at the Puchka shop. The TRINGG of the icecream guy. Tall trees and a bunch of birds. Dry throats and rooh-abza in the refrigerator. Sticky skin and long hours in the shower. It is all about the unnoticed passage of time. The unnoticed transition. Winter, and now summer, already!
Humming the song ‘Comfortably Dumb’ by one of the greatest Funk Bands of all time- Extreme while writing this. It was the first weekend after my accident, that I went for an outdoor photo shoot with this beautiful couple- Justin & Priyanka Jacob. I remember waking up early in the morning and happily wearing my make- up. The styling for these plaid pants was already planned during my (ETERNAL) bedrest. Actually upon receiving the parcel containing these pants, I knew I had to be a scoolboy for them. The previous night I had shot the series – FRIDA ( you might have seen already ),and, I think it’s one of the best works that I have put forward. I was content in the morning. And I believe that’s what is important when you are out for a shoot- a happy mood and a lot of focus!
V-Day isn’t just a day for lovers, it’s a day to celebrate and feel loved! Start by loving yourself for who you are. Give your parents that video- call that they have been waiting for! Spend your day with your friends who stood by you. Stop taking life too seriously, drop by that ice- cream parlour and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!