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64th edition of filmfare awards concluded and I thought of talking about some of my favs at the ceremony. But, I was disappointed coz there wasn’t much to write home about. Rekha, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandes gave it a miss and I was kind of looking forward to seeing their looks. Nevertheless, let’s see who kind of made it to ODD-CAT’s books?

DEEPIKA PADUKONE
She is a stunner anyway because good looks, style, personality, poise- she is everything! Rare but there. Wearing an Alberta Ferreti tux torso gown, she once again set ablaze the red carpet for me. Everyone is like- oh we expect more from her blah blah… but you know what, she was by far my fav!

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ALIA BHATT
Everyone’s sweetheart looked every bit delicious, delicate and dazzling! She wore a Ralph & Russo gown and it was more than perfect for her, bringing out a whole of sheer romance! I’m blowing kisses :* :*

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ATHIYA SHETTY
There’s something about the tan skin that glows effervescently in lime green & beige. This gown with pockets from Bibhu Mohapatra was spot on for her. She is totally working it with a low ponytail and diamonds! Shine on, girl!

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CHITRANGADA SINGH
She epitomizes Indian beauty for me. Wearing an off-white MaisonYeya, she was bold & beautiful and a little bit extra with those curls grazing her collar bones. So much love <3

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VAANI KAPOOR
A metallic jumpsuit with a cowl neckline and floor length jacket in the same metallic tone was a unique pick. Often spotted in Nikhil Thampi outfits, she is one of the few who pulls it off! A befitting muse, may I say?

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MRUNAL THAKUR
Smouldering! Dare I say, she beat some of the better actors in the industry with her outing this time around. Wearing a shimmery Karen Millen with slick hair & bold lip, she nailed it! A lesson in glamour- achievable & assertive!

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DIANA PENTY
Doll-like & dynamite. She made ruffles & pleats & volume look so darn easy yet glamorous! Side parted-ponytail, barely there sandals- she made this tricky Dolly J gown look very wearable & wow.

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There were so many others from Bollywood but TBH from me- this is it! Deflating because the list is short. And you know what’s worse? Sonam Kapoor wasn’t on my best-dressed list L

Here’s hoping, we will get more from Bollywood 🙂 Happy Monday y’all!

Oh yes, it’s time to step up your game, style game! Summer is upon us and amp-ing up without breaking into a sweat is no mean feat. So, here’s your accessory for the season that will give you that unique edge. Remember the rule: own it like you mean it. Styling is a lot about attitude so work that “queen bee” swag. And yes, headpieces work better with western wear! See for yourself.

LOOK 1
The first look I’m wearing a headpiece with a western outfit. It’s more like a day or sundowner kind of look. If this headpiece is a bit much for you, get a daintier one. But for me, bigger the better.

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LOOK 2
The second look is edgier because we have given Mohawk a new avatar. It could have been worn both horizontally and vertically. I prefer the Mohawk style because it’s “out there” and edgy.

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LOOK 3
The third look is “too glam to give a damn”! Almost like crowning glory and I reckon- it takes a lot to carry it off. The first time I wore it, I got many stares (not necessarily in a good way) but you know what- I was “too glam to give a damn” 😉

 

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LOOK 4
Turbans are now finding its ground in the fashion scene. It’s the easiest way to turn around blah into blow-up! I work ‘em turbans quite a bit now and think these are kind of foolproof.

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LOOK 5
This one is simple yet stylish. A casual dress, sneakers & turban. When street style is achievable and not redundant, turban to the rescue!

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Fringes are fun! Simply, because it creates a Happy Mood & great dance moves. And there are multiple ways you can wear them. Long, short, colourful or not. It can be a part of your western look, traditional look or fusion look. It’s versatile and looks good on EVERYONE. So shall we get them swinging?

Look 1: Colorful “fringe” sweatshirt
I wore it with high-waist pants in black because I wanted the colors of the fringes to pop. A top-knot and kitten heels completed the look. Easy breezy!

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Look 2: Fringe Pants

The pants have fringes on its sides so I paired it with a slightly shimmery top and knotted it. Gold oxfords (matching my top) and a top-knot (again) made for a super comfy #ootn. Dancing all night long with no sore feet (lower the heel, less tired you feel).

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Look 3: Fringe Jacket

Wearing a sleeveless gold-fringed jacket. This one is fringe heavy so I’m glad this was sleeves-free! Paired them with balloon pants and again tiny heels. Kept hair in a sleek low ponytail and let the jacket shine! Works as a western look as well as fusion.

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Some pro tips for Fun Fringing:

  1. Try and keep fringes limited to one item of the whole look. It could be on your clothing, or your bag, or any one accessory.
  2. Let fringes be the highlight of your look. If you really want to work those fringes, it’s best to avoid anything over-powering in your outfit.
  3. Sleek hairdos are safe. When sporting fringes, it helps keeping your hair simple- a top-knot or sleek ponytail!

Have fun with fringes!

Okay then, enjoy your fringes and bust some killer dance moves. Have a fun night y’all!

Xx

Bonjour! C’est la post du Fashion Week parce que je l’aime. Ah non! This is not a French post but a post on Paris Fashion Week. I got a bit carried away because my heart and soul is has virtually visited Paris Fashion Week and I can’t live à New Delhi any more. Also, I wanted to show off (or not) my French language skills. Lol!
Moving on… Let me tell you this post will require a book publishing because there’s so so so much I want to write about. But, I’m cutting it shorter (heart sinks) because no one has the patience to scroll and love like I do! Or wait, instead of capturing designer wise, let me write about the trends to watch our for this fall. How about that?

Trend #1- Monochrome: I love this trend because it’s timeless and easy to work. And when designers like Jacquemus and Elie Saab are giving lessons, you’ve got to listen. FYI- Jacquemus is in my #crushyou category for more reasons than one.

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Chanel FW’19

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Elie Saab FW’19

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Jacquemus FW’19

Trend #2- Box Checks: A timeless classic, thanks to the evergreen LVMH. Coming strong in various colour combinations, this one is looking chic and edgy at the same time. Get your checks on!

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Louis Vuitton FW’19

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Dior FW’19

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Off White FW’19

Trend #3- Knee-Grazing Pants: Knee-length or slightly below or slightly above, this one is not for everyone. However, if you can work this, you are going from day to night or high-street to high-fashion in no time. Give it a go! Pair with tucked in or semi-tucked in shirts with block heels and wear a cool hat. A total winner in ODD-CAT’s books.

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Celine FW’19

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Miu Miu FW’19

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Haider Ackermann FW’19

Trend #4- Overlays: Reminiscent of the Victorian era, overlays are for everyone. There are so many ways to work this trend- over dresses, over jeans, over everything you own. Everyday overlays are fab; think jeans, tee and a long overlay dress! You’ll never a dull moment with this one.

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Chanel FW’19

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Elie Saab FW’19

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Valentino FW’19

Trend #5- Belted: A huge comeback this one! Again, you need to know your body type to make this one shine. If you’re a plus size, I’d reckon you stick to skinny belts (or even chain mails), if you’re an hourglass, any belt works for you accentuating a narrow waist and if you’re let’s say skinny b**** (haha), the bigger, the better! Give us a shout, if you want help with this.

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Dior FW’19

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Jacquemus FW’19

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Altuzarra FW’19

Trend #6- “Cape” town: So we have all worn capes but this fall, the longer the better is the case. And I think it’s very wearable and very cool. Think long capes, skinny jeans (or leggings) and thigh-high boots. Who said only superheroes came with capes? All our super-women can rock them too.

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Celine FW’19

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Elie Saab FW’19

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Miu Miu FW’19

Trend #7- Utility Pants: When comfort and style go hand-in-hand, it is everyone’s fav. And I’m certain, most of you will be leaning towards this one. Again, it works for most body types. You can wear it with a tee or a blouse or a jumper or a cropped jacket. And you can work it as brunch look or girls night out look or even a party look. I recently pulled this one for a party look and I had compliments falling in left, right, center! So get one, pronto!

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Jacquemus FW’19

 

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Stella McCartney FW’19

Trend #8- Boiler Suit: If jumpsuits, were your thing, then boiler suit is a friendlier cousin to that one. No hassles coming in and out of this one, sister. Ready, set, suit!

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Dior FW’19

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Hermes FW’19

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Off White FW’19

Trend #9- Tux so luxe: ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!! I needn’t say more and leave you to it. But let me tell you this- when you rock one, you’ll be dialing up hot & chic 100 notches, atleast. Take my word for it and get your glam on!

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Alexander McQueen FW’19

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Balenciaga FW’19

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Givenchy FW’19

Trend #10- Cool Hatter: Hats, hats and more hats this fall. The best accessory, I would say. No bad hair days, no blow-dries, no hair dos! Just put the hat on and you’re all set. My quick-tip: add the turban to this hat season.

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Valentino FW’19

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Dior FW’19

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Louis Vuitton FW’19

Trend #11- “Bow”ler: Be a bow-ler and give feminism a new twist. Bows have always been the girly girl thing, but you know what, it always bring the cool cat vibe. So wear the bow even on-the-go. See how!

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Jacquemus FW’19

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Comme Des Garcons FW’19

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Elie Saab FW’19

Trend #12- Oversized: Again, this one has been around for a while and by now you know how to make it work. A little tip though: oversized doesn’t mean clumsy frumpy. While, it’s great to hide ‘em flaws, do it in style and not like it’s not your size. Inspiration enclosed 🙂

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Balenciaga FW’19

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Hermes FW’19

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Trend #13- Layering: So bloggers all over the world and are telling us that how layering helps them stand out in the crowd. But, this can go terribly wrong, if you haven’t had a lesson or two in this. And sadly though, it’s not for everyone!

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Chanel FW’19

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Givenchy FW’19

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Sacai FW’19

Trend #14: Power of Pink: It’s the colour, every fashionista is swearing by and truly there’s a unique power of pink. Gradutated from Barbie dolls to power haul! I say- wear ‘em pink y’all.

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Givenchy FW’19

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Chanel FW’19

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Balenciaga FW’19

Phew! That was the round-up on trends from Paris Fashion Week. And TBH, there’s so much more. I have more favs, in terms of my fav looks, fav designers, etc… but let’s just wrap here. Holler me, if you need more styling advice.

Photos Courtesy: vogue.com

Au revoir!

ODD-CAT believes in the philosophy of celebration. I celebrate not just festivals / occasions but also people who are admirable and inspirational in more ways than one. It’s Women’s Day and I couldn’t think of a better day to express how I overwhelmed I am, thinking of the women who not only have accomplished but also inspired. The very first person who comes to my mind is my mum (no surprises here) who has made me who I am today and also set an example of a brave woman in my life. Truly, standing up for what’s right and expressing her thoughts no matter what day or age it may have been. Also, she is part reason to why I am ODD-CAT. From my childhood, I remember- I would love to dress up and will perpetually drive her crazy over my clothes etc. All she would say to me was- wear whatever you want to wear, as long as you carry it! This kind of stayed with me to an extent that I would OVERDRESS and then work the hell outta it!

Shruti Kapur Malhotra
(Editor-in-chief: Platform Magazine) Editor of a “one of a kind” talent magazine that also shares the same philosophy of “recognizing & celebrating” people!

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We asked her a few questions that give us an insight into her “beautiful mind”.

  1. Describe your journey as a magazine editor of a talent magazine. It’s exciting, challenging and extremely inspiring.
  2. Who would you pick as “new talent on the block” in the world of women? Any genre. Avani Rai, Photographer, Shubhangi Swarup, Writer
  3. What is your take on #metoo movement in India? Any story/ incident you’d like to share. I stand for ethical and responsible artistic and individual practices and extend my support to the #metoo movement.
  4. Who is your favorite style icon? What’s your personal style like? Don’t really have a style icon. My personal style leans more towards comfort and functionality. However, I like to add that one twisted/ unassuming element to the look.

Promila Jain Bahri
(Entrepreneur- Li’l Tomatoes & BollyGoods, Singer & Photographer)promila_bahri_oddcat

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself- your profession & life interests. I am a design addict who has enjoyed a prolific innings in the world of aesthetics. In the world of fashion, ahead of the time, I founded the first ever India born kids wear label Li’l Tomatoes. 2015, with BollyGoods, I found yet another creative bastion in bringing tinsel town to the capital city like never before.
  2. Describe your journey as a woman- a curator, singer and photographer: a woman of many talents. I am a trained singer of classical and popular Indian music whose performing career is expanding. I produced a contemporary version of Vande Mataram– Re Strung bringing home a strong gender message that “Mother, through you we become men of tomorrow”. The single was launched by Universal Music and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Artist Aloud, Airtel, Vodafone etc. I have now taken on photography and exploring the world (through my lens), Kumbh being the latest.
  3. What’s your take on #metoo movement in India? Any story/ incident you’d like to share? I have been a strong woman from the very beginning and did not ever have to bend forward for any favors. God has been great. But having said that, this movement has certainly raised awareness among women about their rights as individuals in the work place or outside and helped men understand the consequences of the same. Only when we have strong characters and stand up for our rights, will justice prevail.
  4. Who is your favorite style icon? What’s your personal style like? Anaita Shroff Adajania & Sarah Jessica Parker. My Style – Comfortable, Boho; Mix & Match and make my own statement.

Mamta Agarwal
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  1. Tell us a bit about yourself- your profession & life interests. I am a Fashion Designer and run a design studio in Delhi, doing mostly Indian Wear & Fusion Wear for Women & now kids.
  2. Describe your journey as a woman- from a daughter to a wife to a mom and back to being a daughter. I know you have made some life choices and would love to know how it defines you, now. My journey hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. From being a li’l rebel to being a fulfilled woman, it has been a roller coaster to say the least. I have always followed my dreams whether it was studying subjects of my choice (Fashion Graduate from Pearl Academy of Fashion, MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) or running a small design studio that was a 40km self-driven trek (with 2 tiny toddlers) or donating an organ to my father. It has always been challenging but extremely fulfilling, to say the least. However, my toughest times were recuperating after I (willingly and happily) donated a kidney to my ailing father. The surgery was successful for my dad and I, but what came after was a blow! Not prepared for never-ending physio sessions to hormonal imbalances to constant medical tests, it was physically and emotionally draining. But, thanks to my spiritual leanings in Guruji & Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, I have battled it all, showing the power of manifestation. There’s not a dream I haven’t fulfilled- latest being my meeting with Mr. Amitabh Bacchan. I met him not as a fan but as Mamta Agarwal, a proud organ donor who is inspiring lives.
  3. What’s your take on #metoo movement in India? Any story/ incident you’d like to share. I am totally in support of the #metoo movement. I believe it’s very important for all women to make a mark of their own and it’s not easy looking at the roles we play as a woman. However, we should come out and support each other and celebrate womanhood. About sharing an incident- I remember, as a child, my only scare was not to get raped (naturally so, looking at the state of our society). But, my mom- being a strong woman, taught me to be one. Once, I had gone to a gold links mela. I must have been around 11 or 12 years old and this guy came beside me and touched me from behind. I was scared and was crying when my aunt asked me what was going on. I told her about this slimy fellow behind us and she turned around and slapped him hard across his face. Later, she told me to do the same thing and not be scared of such perverts. In my growing years, my brother and my mom would tell me how safety is important and how I must be strong and look after myself. Today, I have a teenage daughter and I have inculcated the same values into her- of being strong, independent and never being defeated.
  4. Who is your favorite style icon? And what’s tour personal style like? My most fav style icon is Sonam Kapoor and my friend, Aanchal (not saying this because she’s featuring me in this), the founder of ODD-CAT. I have always loved the way she dresses up and carries herself in whatever she wears. My personal style is simple, elegant and comfortable. I love dressing up for myself on a daily basis. I am dressed for the work and use make up daily to look the part. I think dressing up for me is an extension to myself. I had got custom hospital gowns/ sleep sets for myself post surgery because I didn’t want to look and feel like a patient. Talk about obsession with style. And finally, my biggest secret to look good and feel good is meditation.

Geeta Bector
(Entrepreneur, Cremica Foods, Zoet Desserts)geeta_bector_oddcat

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself- your profession & life interests. I have been the creative food head at Cremica Foods. Developed all sauces and condiments for 15 years. Had bakery passion and continued to work on that too. Successfully ran a home bakery in Punjab for many years.
  2. Did you at any point want to give up? If yes, how did you push forward? I moved to Delhi from Punjab, 10 years back and almost gave up work as settling in took time. Also, the fear of bigger city and making a mark here looked daunting. Coaxing from my kids made me give it a try and that’s how Zoet came about. The happy customer feedback keeps us trying to better ourselves. And, we are growing.
  3. What’s your take on #metoo movement in India? Any story/ incident you’d like to share? I hope that sharing and standing together with many has helped women become stronger.
  4. Who is your favorite style icon? What’s your personal style like? Favorite style icons are many- from Audrey Hepburn to Madonna to both my mothers to many more. My take back from them is whatever you wear, wear it with confidence, because that’s what gets projected not the clothes, they are always no.2. Personally, I’m best in edgy but comfy clothes!

Kanika Sethi
(Wedding Planner & Hospitality Consultant)

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  1. Tell us a bit about yourself- your profession & life interests. I have been very fortunate to have lived a life filled with diversity & intercultural experiences having grown up in the Middle East and studied and worked in the US & India. This has given me best friends all over the world and an intrinsic nomadic spirit which has only been further fuelled by a very loving, crazy and absolutely rock solid family😍. I am a strong believer that a well defined purpose is really all we can own and that ultimately becomes our security blanket . I attempt this through our intellectual property ‘The Bespoke Woman’. My hobbies include writing, travelling to quaint places, cooking for my family and friends and eating good food.
  2. Did you ever at any point think to give up? I have never wanted to give up on my profession. However, there was a time when I needed to slow down a little bit to realign our strategy and modus operandi.
  3. What’s take on #Metoo movement in India? Is there any story you would like to share? It is a bold movement that I support wholeheartedly. There should be a structured, swift punishment to anyone found guilty. Cases shouldn’t drag on either as it takes its toll on the victims/survivors and all matter is lost. I have not had such an experience & I truly empathise with any individual who has. If I did encounter an individual who made an unparliamentary move, I would ensure severe punishment for the perpetrator and make them incapable of even thinking in a twisted manner, leave alone making a physical move.
  4. Who is your personal style icon? Any style tips and your personal style? My three biggest style icons are Sushmita Sen, Salma Hayek and Meryl Streep. Flatter your assets but also be comfortable. My personal style is very elegantly sexy but definitely comfortable.

Tarinni Khattar
(Management Consulting Manager- Accenture)

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  1. Tell us a bit about yourself- your profession & life interests. I work with clients to transform the way organisations work in today’s digital age and am truly passionate about people matters and the intersection of technology and human behaviour. Other interests include music, travelling and calligraphy.
  2. Did you ever at any point want to give up? Yes – excess work hours and nonstop travel made didn’t let me focus on myself, family or friends! I am constantly making a conscious effort to bring in a balance.
  3. What is your take on me too in india? Any story you would like to share? First time women (and men) came together in one voice but the campaign needs to sustain itself to truly bring change. Multiple stories to share – name calling on the way to school, autodrivers/Uber Driver’s making inappropriate remarks and looking at places they have no business to, being groped by a random man at the age of 8 in a random delhi market to name a few.
  4. Who is your personal style icon? Any style tips and your personal style? Deepika Padukone – keep it simple and classy! Highlight one thing and one thing at a time only – for example, either go for strong eyes or heavy lips. Similarly, keep the clothes simple and go for one contrasting accessory – for me it’s typically some sort of jewellery.

Celebrating people is a complete joy. More so, when we are talking about women who are always putting their best foot forward. Happy Women’s Day y’all! Keep Shining.

Xx

Like I said, in my previous post- I’m lovin’ the Indian hip-hop sub-culture. What was earlier just international with hot women and booze and big cars,#gullyboy has broken all perceptions and given hip-hop scene a different meaning. I dig the style and hence thought of doing an Odd-Cat spin on it. Result? See for yourself!

Metallics!- This trend has been there for a while now and mostly people don’t know how to incorporate metallic in their wardrobe without making it look “in your face”! I love OTT personally but for anyone who doesn’t, my pro-tip- “pair your metallic piece with something totally understated”– like basic pants and tee or in this case- ripped shorts & crop top. Whatever floats your boat 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweatshirt Cool! I’m sure y’all have a few sweatshirts in your closet. But, you can totally work your way up and own a sweatshirt dress. Trust me- it’s super comfy and yet full of swag. You don’t need anything to dress it up, the dress itself and just good pair of shoes is all it takes- to take it from nowhere to everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Pants on Point! Comfort and style is mostly on everyone’s mind. And there can’t be a better way to do it – a cool pair of boots/ heels and some jewellery to add some spunk! You’re ready in 5 mins, I promise! Not feeling the heels? Never mind! Pair your track pants with a cropped sweatshirt and chunky sneakers. This is doable, right? Great! Now, you’re definitely ready in 5′

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denim on Denim! Denims are great addition to any trend. They can be plastered onto any trend, literally! But denim on denim, is a bit tricky. What I reckon- play with lengths and to their strengths. If  you’re wearing flared jeans, team it with cropped denim jacket, if you’re wearing denim shorts, pair it with a long denim jacket. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, pair it with denim bustier or a denim shirt in a different shade. There’s so much you can do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl! TBH, this is one trend that most people fail to work. Nothing wrong because this one’s hard. So if you can’t work it, don’t bother! But let’s just say you love the trend and are willing to give it a shot. My 2 cents? Get a vinyl accessory! A bag, pair of shoes or just the belt. Play it safe. 
Now, assuming that you’re an ODD-CAT and have to own “vinyl”! Rules are simple- choose only 1 garment in vinyl. You don’t want to look like a vinyl bandage. So pair the vinyl pants, with something as basic as a white tee! Or if it’s a vinyl top, pair it with something as basic as simple black pants and classic sandals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s more? Just browse through our #gullyboy shoot!

 

With everyone’s new anthem being #apnatimeaayega, we thought we must jump on this hip-hop bandwagon and show y’all how we are lovin’ this whole hip-hop scene in India!

I am not so happy to admit that I felt I was living under some rock. I had no clue that rap/ hip-hop is some kind of an underground culture in our country. It’s quite big and quite fashionably on-point. The outtake is- I’m learning something new. Yay! My knowledge was kind of limited to Badshah & Diljit Dosanjh thanks to mainstream Bollywood. And another revelation came about when I tuned into #koffeewithkaran and was really blown away with the swag the 2 Indian pop-artists (?) had.

Moving on… I decided to uncover some of our desi style icons and I gotta declare- they are totally workin’ it.

Meet #1 Vivian aka D I V I N E
This rapper from Mumbai has rapped his way into Bollywood, with #gullyboy. From rapping on the streets of Mumbai to the hearts of the country, his journey has nothing been short of ah-mazing! The character MC Sher in Gully Boy is inspired from his life. What a character! On screen & off-screen.
What I dig about his style? His honesty that comes through- “I am what I am” attitude bundled with a whole lotta BOLDNESS.

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Vivian aka D I V I N E
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Vivian aka D I V I N E













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet #2 NaezythebaA (Naved Shaikh)
When reality is cruel and the only choice you have is to rise UP! Meet this fella from the gullies of Mumbai where crimes were common and knowledge (let’s say- education) was uncommon. He fought his way out of it all and made a name for himself, rapping in his very own mother tongue; never ashamed of how crude it could sound! (Ouch! Spoken like a Delhiite, lol!)

What I dig about his style? Mostly, he is “HAT-ing” it. Wearing a “hat”, duh! And I gotta say, he works it each time.

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Naezy aka Naved Shaikh

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Naezy aka Naved Shaikh

Meet #3 Raftaar (lesser known as Dilin Nair)
Oh, I’m sure you know this one! He is famous not just for his rap but also for busting some incredible dance moves. He might be a Malyali but his vibe is very Punjabi! He often speaks of- being united (rising above cast and culture) and embracing everything he is born with! His music- I love and his style- two thumbs up!

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Raftaar aka Dilin Nair

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Raftaar aka Dilin Nair

Meet #4 Dopeadelicz
The band of Fantastic Four, their journey was kind of REVERSE. In the sense- they started American style and landed back in everything Indian style. Hindi, Tamil, Malyalam, Marathi- they rap it all! Indie-cool, eh?Talking about style, what (or who) stands out? Their lead rapper- Tony Sebastian (aka stony_psyko). Why, you ask? Look at his picture below. Right outta Snoop Dogg’s music video?! Okay, whatever! I like it! 

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Dopeadelicz, Stony Psyko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet #5 Raja Kumari
She is UNIQUE. She is BRILLIANT. She is everything INDIAN. Born and raised in America but totally Indian at heart. She moved back to her roots because she felt the connect and wanted to give back, as she once said. Having worked with big names in US- Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Dirty South, Fallout Boy (to name a few), she has toured the world (almost) and is now a FORCE to be reckoned with! Achievements are plenty (already) and her music rules the Hip-Hop scene (kind of)!
Her style? You CAN’T miss her. She is every bit ODD-CAT, famously called the Royalty of Hip-Hop. Lol!

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Raja Kumari

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Raja Kumari

Meet #6 Slow Cheetah (aka Chaitanya Sharma)
Another one from Mumbai, this one is a dapper dude! Acting, rapping- he has done it all. Jack of many but master of one is how he can be described. Not holding back, he is a promising rapper.
Style wise? Let me start by saying, he recently walked the ramp at LFW and is very “guy next door”.

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Slow Cheetah aka Chaitanya Sharma

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Slow Cheetah aka Chaitanya Sharma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet #7 Dee MC (originally Deepa Unnikrishnan)
I have often heard of passion turning into “dream come true” experience. And, this “everything cool creature” has lived it. From writing poetry in school to writing rap for a living, I love how she breaks all gender stereotypes. Standing her ground on sticking to meaningful lyrics, she is one of a kind.
And her style? I’ll just say- she is getting some spunk into junk!

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Dee MC aka Deepa Unnikrishnan

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Dee MC aka Deepa Unnikrishnan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet #8 Brodha V (not known as Vighnesh Shivanand, anymore)
This Bengaluru Boy’s rap is fusion at its best. He raps in English & Carnatic with beats from Hip-Hop fused with Indian classical. He created a niche from himself and music in movies hasn’t been easy. But who says- success comes easy?!
His style? Fuss-free! Hoodies, sneakers and a crooked kinda smile.

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Brodha V aka Vignesh Shivanand

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Brodha V aka Vignesh Shivanand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet #9 Shah Rule
Privileged or not, talent speaks for itself. This is the case with this flamboyant rapper. Born in HongKong, raised in Moscow, Famous (now) in India, he is channeling the vibe of “Crazy Rich Indians” (there’s nothing wrong in that, btw). He is a global artist, FYI and has received adulation globally. You have to hear his music to understand what I’m really saying here.
Style? Hat & Bold!

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Shah Rule aka Roger David

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Shah Rule aka Roger David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet #10 PrabhDeep
This one hails from Delhi and hence the brashness, I believe! That’s how Delhi rolls, you see. A rough (kinda) childhood brings that punch of rebel & revenge attitude and the fact that he raps in Punjabi, makes him very hardcore!
His style- Cool sikh, I’d say!

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Prabhdeep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m submerged! And this what I have from #gullygang right now. What’s next? Odd-cat’s version of Gully Boy. Or should I say Gully-Cat? Nah. 
Send in your thoughts… gully or not!

Xx

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