June 30, 2010

Ninety-nine

Part II of our 3-part series is a delightful contrast between the swinging sixties and the vintage 40s.

Sonu felt very pop with long grid clock as her background while reminiscing over a jewellery box only seemed natural in the classic setting for Jasleen.

Long grid clock & Buddha jewellery box: By Nidhi Karnavat Chopra. Log on to her website http://www.popgoestheart.com/ to see her work and avail of special offers only for Fashion Bombay-ites, till July 10th.

Photos: Ruchika Vyas, our dear friend and colleague. She is a photographer and a travel writer. To read about her exotic journeys and food reviews, click here.
Location: Lilly and Capt. Jagdish Singh's house. 


Jasleen is wearing: Dress, mum's| cape, Fashion Street| shoes, gifted by my friend Twinkle Sachdev| ceramic brooch, New York| pearl necklace, Forever 21 (modified)

 Sonu is wearing: romper, Bershka| stockings, our styling kit| shoes, Marie Claire| badges, Army-Navy store, pyramid studs bracelets, Claires

June 28, 2010

Pop goes the art!

This is Part 1 of our three part series on fashion and pop art to celebrate Fashion Bombay's 100 posts.
 
In keeping with our appreciation for the fashionable arts, we joined hands with the uber chic and extremely talented Nidhi Karnavat Chopra. We love Nidhi's pop art pieces in cushion covers, wall clocks, totes and laptop bags. Replete with references from the Maharaja era, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai's cutting chai, she has it right on target. To know more about her work and where you can find her, log on to  http://www.popgoestheart.com.

Photos: Ruchika Vyas, our dear friend and colleague. She is a photographer and a travel writer. To read about her exotic journeys and food reviews, click here.
Location: Lilly and Capt. Jagdish Singh's house.



Sonu is wearing: Dress, Topshop| wedges, Bandra| necklace, Aquamarine| spiral cuff, Colaba Causeway| jewellery boxes (seen in the background), courtesy Nidhi Karnavat Chopra
Jasleen is wearing: Jumpsuit, Zara| lace-up booties & oversized flower hair clip , Forever 21| bag, courtesy Nidhi Karnavat Chopra

June 21, 2010

Confessions of a shopaholic

Our recent shoot involved our favourite topic -- Shopping. We had to style the models as how fashionistas would dress while they are shopping with their girlfriends. We shot in Palladium Mall in the Mac Studio (where we met Koshy), outside and ice cream parlour and inside the Diesel Store. It was one of the most tiring and exhausting shoot, but a lot of fun as well. Oh and we wore this on the day of the shoot.
 Here's a scan of the how it looked

Powder your nose
Tanja (right) is wearing: Shorts - Promod, striped tee - Promod, tote - Promod, loafers - Charles & Keith, scarf - model's own, watch & bracelet - stylist's own
Ewelina (left) is wearing: Jumper - Sisley, bag - Sisley, gladiator heels - Sisley, links - Vero Moda

Sugar rush
Tanja (right) is wearing: Dress - Mango, gladiators - Aldo, bangles and cuffs - Vero Moda, studded bag - FCUK
Ewelina (left) is wearing: Linen dress - Calvin Klein, Heels - Aldo, tote - Miss Sixty infinity scarf - JSo Style, watch - model's own

Trial and error
Tanja (right is wearing): T-shirt, distress jeans - Mango
Ewelina (left) is wearing: Cotton dress - Promod, sling bag - Malaga

Joy in a shopping bag
Dress - FCUK, studded belt - Only, booties - Miss Sixty, metal watch - Aldo

Location courtesy: Palladium Mall
Photographer: Nitin Patel
Models: Tanja and Ewelina, Eskimovie International Model Management
Makeup: Nadia Tharadra, M.A.C Studio
Hair: Anupa Agade & Paras Virani (Placid Hair Salon)
Stylists and written by: Jasleen Kaur Gupta & Sonu Bohra
Expert inputs by: Varsha Bhawnani, designer and stylist & Asha Hariharan, makeup artist

June 18, 2010

Happy weekend

We shot this mid-afternoon today and it seemed like the sun had set already! We are loving that it's Friday and would like to leave you with some things to do since we don't upload on the weekends.



Sonu wore a zipper detail top with a kitschy box bag

Zipper detail top, Forever 21| jeans, Mango| ballerinas, Bandra| box bag, Oberoi Shopping Mall| bib necklace, Aldo| watch, Dad's
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 Jasleen continued mixing prints with an African print wrap and a graphic tee
Cape, Ritu Kumar Label (gifted by colleagues)| tee, United Colors of Benetton| jeans, Vero Moda| tote, Forever New| gladiators, Forever 21| watch, Adidas

June 17, 2010

Monsoon with the maestro

Work was hectic but Nusrat made it better. Listening to qawwalis like Sano Ek Pal, Gham Hai Ya Khushi and Biba Sadha was such a perfect fit to the romantic monsoons. We are loving the weather today because it's not raining yet it looks like it's just about to.

Jasleen wore striped shorts with a short jacket and hakoba details dress
 
Dress, Hues| shorts, Colaba Causeway| jacket, Banana Republic| ballerinas, Volar| jersey bag, Topshop| necklace, Oberoi Shopping Centre| bracelet, Tiffany & Co.| sunglasses, KL Petaling Street

Sonu wore a cotton dress with pockets (very reminiscent of Ritu Kumar Label) and clashed it with a biker style denim jacket
Dress, Fashion Street| biker denim jacket, Promod| gladiators, Tres Mode| bucket bag, KL (gifted by my generous sister Sweta)| spiral cuff, Colaba Causeway| necklace, Aquamarine| owl ring, Forever 21| sunglasses, Mango

June 16, 2010

Zara is here!

As you may already know, Zara is finally here. It started with Delhi and now it's in Mumbai. We were lucky to be invited to the opening of the store and it is safe to say that the store was worth the wait. It's chic, huge, affordable and simply amazing to shop at.

The ground floor is the slightly high-end bit where you will find blazers, dresses, tunics, shoes - everything. The first floor has the cheaper line (skirts for Rs. 690, t-shirts for Rs. 450) , the men and kids section too. Though not a sucker for men's fashion, we must say that they had really cool stuff for guys, the kind we'd want our boyfriends and husbands to own, so we could steal from them time to time.
As for what we bought...
J bought a printed jumpsuit, bright pink jersey flats, a belt and a hairband (that's it :)).
S behaved herself and bought a pair of lovely flap pants in light pink.We will upload pictures as and when we wear our stuff, the constant rain has been such a damper for us.
We also have certain picks in mind from Zara in case you are heading there-- you must see the cute nightsuits, 'lil shorts and t-shirts for Rs. 890 and the vintage little box purse in nude pink and tan for Rs. 990 and skirts with pockets in prints and solid for Rs. 690.
We will be buying a lot of Zara from now on and will keep you posted because from what we have heard, the store will be replenishing its stock every 2 weeks! Yippie! We love you Zara.

June 15, 2010

Archives

We had taken these pictures a while back and thought this would be a good time to pull them out from our fashion archives. Jasleen got bangs at Sonu's favourite salon - The Butterfly Pond. The owner Sylvia is fabulous with hair. We love that she doesn't buy into trends and is so careful with hair unlike many hairstylists who tend to be scissor-happy and just go chop-chop-chop!

Sonu wore a hakoba tunic with ripped denim shorts
 Hakoba top, Fashion Street| yellow tank (worn inside), Forever 21| denim shorts, gifted| studded ballerinas, Aldo| duffle bag, Oberoi Shopping Centre


Jasleen wore a flower-print hakoba dress with her new orange messenger bag (birthday gift from Sonu, yay!)
Dress, Fashion Street| leggings, Only| gladiators, Forever 21| star pendant, Vitamin K & Taxxi (modified)| bracelet, Aldo| watch, Adidas| bag, Oberoi Shopping Centre

June 14, 2010

Rainy days and Mondays

Our very own monsoon showers – though they don’t make the best pictures – were a great experience! Since it was pouring we didn’t go to far from work and pretty much shot at the back entrance. The pictures reflect our frame of mind, they are melancholy, full of nostalgia and have a romantic ache, just so many emotions they bring out. What are your monsoon experiences like?

 Jasleen wore a red kurta with a scalloped crepe skirt
Kurta and skirt, Fashion Street| bag, Topshop| shoes, Bandra| rubber-strap watch, Adidas| umbrella, Kuala Lumpur| sunglasses, Rayban

Sonu wore a jersey dress with a studded denim shirt
Dress, Hues| denim shirt, Fashion Street| ring, Amarsons| gladiators, United Colors of Benetton | umbrella, Marks & Spencer| duffle bag, Oberoi Shopping Mall

June 08, 2010

Unlocked...

We finally got into this one private estate we have been eyeing for a while. The big iron gates are always locked and we have shot a couple of times in front of it. Today, that gate was open and we pranced in with joy. We found this beautiful, rusted iron staircase and Jasleen posed first.

Sonu on the other hand, managed to upset a tiny beehive and almost got stung in two places! She was rather scared but she put up a brave face and shot never the less (the things we do for you guys :P). We then rushed her to the doctor and all is well now...

Sonu wore her lace dress with coral ballerinas
Lace dress, Forever 21| jeans, Mango| jacket, Brands for less| box bag, Forever New| ballerinas, Pieces

Jasleen wore bell-bottom pants with a bucket bag

 
Pants, New York Company| top, AND| oversized flower brooch, Forever 21| bucket bag, Loewe| shoes, Catwalk
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