Tuesday, 31 May 2011

She's the boy!

                                                               Marlene Dietrich

The Annie Hall look

Nicole Miller 

Perfect androgynous look 

"Andro" means "man", and "gyn" refers to "woman." Androgyny is the quality of having a blend of both masculine and feminine characteristics. 
The androgynous look is not new to the fashion world, and Marlene Dietrich is the pioneer of this hit look that allowed woman to dress in a comfortable manner than commanded attention and respect as well as had a powerful impact, in the early 20's. 
Later this look was reintroduced with Woody Allen's Annie Hall, a romantic comedy of the late 70's. In the movie, Diane Keaton was seen wearing men's blazers, baggy pants, vests, oversized shirts, ties and floppy hats - sometimes all at once! BANG! Women had an all new trend where there could wear comfortable clothes showing their masculine side which would mean - power, authority, independence and ambition. 
The youth, when there is no limit and the only thing that matters is comfort and choice, a lot tried this look and from generation to generation this trend has come back, revised and reinvented altogether! 
Every fashionista's idol, Coco Chanel rocked this look too!
(Though it was much before Gabrielle Chanel became Coco Chanel).

                       Audrey Tautau as Coco Chanel in the movie Coco Before Chanel.

I am a personal fan of the androgynous look, and certainly us girls are luckier because a lot of us can experiment with blazers, baggy jeans, bow ties and button down shirts. On the other hand, not a lot of guys would be willing to step out in skirts, dresses, stilettos or with make up on!   

Androgynous look: 
Raid the boyfriend's closet, or get your own boyish clothes. Think button down shirts, bow ties, loafers, baggy jeans, hats, sneakers and do without the make up!

Saturday, 28 May 2011

de grunge freedom

James Truman, editor of  US men’s magazine Details, said to The New York Times in 1992: “To me the thing about grunge is it’s not anti-fashion, it’s un fashion. Punk was anti-fashion. It made a statement. Grunge is about not making a statement, which is why it’s crazy for it to become a fashion statement”. 
What most appeals to me about grunge is that there is no attempt to be anybody else. There is no attempt to make a statement, yet there is full freedom to pair your favourite pair of baggy jeans, layered with your old torn t-shirts and wild unkempt hair. I completely adore the look, and the fact that it was done last year makes no difference to that! 
Denim, layers, plaid, baggy clothes, flannel shirts and chunky shoes.
Shop at the thrift store, and team it up with your statement pieces in a unique way. Make your own statement!

Friday, 27 May 2011

à la colour blocks!

Colour blocking this Spring/Summer '11 has been a super trend, giving everyone a wonderful chance to experiment well with block bold colours. As no one usually dares to wear bright colours teamed together, this trend provides room for a new look! 
Yellow. Green. Tangerine. Purple. J'adore the bright colours. 

There is no fat in Fashion.

As much as I have wanted to write a blog since I was in the 10th grade, I never got to doing so until now, during my holidays from college. While I try and loose the "freshman weight" that I have gained. I was looking through some interesting fashion editorials, and came across this. Though I don't support eating disorders, but I agree with Karl Lagerfeld's statement.
Definite thinspiration for me!