09 August, 2018
Hello lovely ladies,
Sunshine is back again with the blissful mix of a cool breeze. As I sat to put down my thoughts, I could feel the wind swaying notoriously and messing up my hair. What an ecstatic morning it is today! Though I strictly belong to the nocturnal community, I still sometimes wake up early in the morning to jot down my abstractions in isolation. Mornings are so pristine and heavenly some days that I forget all the discomfort or stress and get able to fill up more light in my life. Sitting down at the corner of my room whilst drinking my morning coffee, I was thinking how half of the year has passed by in a blink. It feels like yesterday when I started my blog and wrote down my very first blog post. I was going through my chronicles of how this year has been so far me and it was literally euphoric. Every single thing I worked on, howsoever small it is, I felt a sense of pride and happiness beyond words. While these extremely gleeful moments crossed my mind, I discerned one particular thing. So far this year, I have donned ethnic fusion looks most of the time.
This is the year when I have been fusing our traditional wear with western attire mostly. If you follow me on Instagram, then you would have seen a plethora of such fusion looks. I received so many wonderful comments and feedback from you all, that I want to go ahead with more such looks. This time I had an Indo-Western take on a block printed long kurti and another one with Palazzo pants from Akash Arts. These two looks are effortlessly elegant and make you ready for your next casual day outing.
The Frida Twist
Everyone knows my love for anything that is Art. In my spare time (which is probably the rarest of rare) I love to get my hands on my brushes and paint my heart out. Even after a continuous rebuke from my mother for painting my clothes more than the canvas, I continued to explore more and paint my emotions on to the canvas. My mother has now made peace with it and she also goes with “Daag Acche Hain”. Painting is a stress buster for me, and as soon as I lift my brush all my agonies fade away. As a child and even now, I am fond of many artists and one of them is the legendary Frida Kahlo. She has inspired me a lot, not just by her self-portraits but with her unique and impeccable fashion sense. Her work talks of her pain and passion, is bold and vibrant and every bit of it makes us remember as a feminist icon. Her statement floral headband with unibrows is what I admired most. And I thought of embracing Frida Kahlo vibes in my fusion look.
For this look, I got a block printed long cotton kurti with flared sleeves from Akash Arts. The block print has a very unique and intricate design and the flared sleeves add more essence to the charm. Moreover, the vibrant and bold color of the kurti along with the floral block print adds the much needed artistic ethos in the look. As I had always said, accessories are your best friend. A simple casual look can be accentuated to match a celebrity style by using the right accessories. For the love of Spongebob, accessorize it, girl! Here, I have gone ahead with golden hoop earrings and a jute sling bag. The bag and the earrings complimented my entire look. For footwear, I chose subtle brown colored slippers so that it can blend in completely with the color of the kurti. Finally, I completed the look with Frida Kahlo’s iconic fashion statement, i.e. a headband of the same color as the kurti. Frida Kahlo used to adorn her hair with flowers but I choose to go with a minimal headband to make it more wearable.
Block Printed Long Kurti - Akash Arts
Golden Hoop Earrings - Eristona
Headband - Forever 21
Jute Bag - Thrifted
Brown Slippers - Thrifted
Palazzo Pants 101
The next look is all about unveiling the Palazzo Pants 101. It occurred to me that whenever we talk about palazzo pants having an ethnic essence to it, we tend to pair it up with kurtis or ethnic long jackets. For me, it is a different story. Try saying me, “this outfit shall be worn like this” and I will show you tons of other ways to style it up. Palazzo Pants are one of the most versatile pieces and can be styled in countless ways. But today, I will be showing you the easiest and most wearable one. This look is again has a fusion element and I have teamed up the western elements of the outfit with ethnic and traditional accessories. Starting with the look, I took off-white palazzo pants from Akash Arts and teamed it up with a pretty floral top. The floral top infuses the perfect pop of colors to the look and makes it look more lively. Once again, I put some extra efforts to accessorize and clubbed my look with ethnic accessories. I chose golden earrings having delicate and intricate traditional designs with pearls and an off-white with golden traditional embroidery clutch to give the much needed pristine finesse to the look. For footwear, I chose lace-up wedges with an embroidered strap to maintain the balance between the western and ethnic elements of the look. As far as my makeup and hair are considered, I kept my makeup minimal and created a low ponytail with side braids.
Palazzo Pants - Akash Arts
Floral Top - Forever 21
Golden Earrings - Janpath Street Market
Lace-up Wedges - Ajio
As you must have noticed that both the kurti and palazzo pants are from Akash Arts - Ethnic Fashion Hub, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this brand. Akash Arts is a well-established name in the ethnic market and is straight from the Pink City, Jaipur which is known for their beautifully accomplished traditional work. Akash Arts deals in kurtis, palazzos, and accessories and they work with the local artisans to bring out some of the most fashionable, sustainable and alluring designs. To check out their collection and get your hands on some of the finest block printed kurtis or delicately embroidered palazzos check this link out. I am sure you will end up with a good amount of impulsive shopping.
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Before you hop on to the next post, I want to share one very big and good news for all the fashion enthusiasts. I am working on a special section on my blog post, where I would be putting up the best of fashion looks from fashion enthusiasts and influencers around the world (with their social media links). This section is dedicated for every person who represents fashion in their unique sense of style. You need not be a big blogger having tens of thousands of followers. You can be a blogger looking to get more exposure, a blogger with a massive following who wants to strengthen the fashion community, a newbie blogger who is just trying to figure it out or just a fashionista by heart. All you have to do is post your fashion looks with #sayantixootd on Instagram. That’s it. You can start posting your looks now and I will connect to you before the section goes live.
Until next time,
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