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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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Chanel 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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Haider Ackermann

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!

The week that was #nyfw! Doing top 5 picks was hard enough and then we fell in love and more love… The Romance, The Enigmatic ‘80s, The Grandeur, The Antiques, The Works! Don’t blame us if your lust list is bigger than your budget and your sleepless nights are now real. We call it “never enough syndrome” that dictates our closets. So if the “de-clutter” bug has bitten you, please look elsewhere. Thank you very much.

Here comes our top 3 (in addition to top 5). Fasten up, ladies!

Pick #1: Marc Jacobs- Say hello to EXTREME! Pantsuits- voluminous, Dresses- layered & ruffled & OTT, Capes- big. Just how we like it- O-D-D: over-dressed!

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Pick #2: Monique Lhuillier: Love ‘80s? Love exaggeration? Love shimmer? You are in fashion- heaven, dahling! Oozing every ounce of oomph with grace & style, you have just met your fashion soul mate. We are smitten, to say the least.

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Pick #3: Oscar de la Renta: Oh no, don’t you be mistaken. We are not talking bridal here. Meet ready-to-wear pantsuits and dresses, where houndstooth is more than just a print. And, those carpet prints when recycled have never looked better. New wardrobe goals, anyone?

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While we have shared our top #3 (after doing top #5), we think there were a few pieces here and there that we loved and think deserve a special mention. Keep scrolling darlings, there’s more!

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J Mendel Fall Winter 2019

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Jeremy Scott Fall Winter 2019

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Sally La Pointe Fall Winter 2019

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Sies Marjan Fall Winter 2019
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Zimmerman Fall Winter 2019
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Rodarte Fall Winter 2019
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Rodarte Fall Winter 2019
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Tom Ford Fall Winter 2019
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Tom Ford Fall Winter 2019

That’s it for now from NYFW Fall 2019! Loving fashion- every. single. day.

PS: All photos are from vogue.com

NYC is witnessing New York Fashion Week as we speak! And I’m all excited like I’m already there. Let me tell you- my alter ego is! (Later on that). People on the streets, people at the fashion shows, and the models on the runway, I am taking it all in and feeling like #crushyou is more than just a crush. Ouch! There, I said it!

There are some highs and some more highs and some more highs. No, I haven’t seen any lows (call me vain if you will) but I honestly feel that’s how it’s done.

I could go on and on but after going through it all via photos and videos (I’m sitting in New Delhi, India) all over the web, I’m simply blown away. Not sure, if it’s just me but I love the PVC trend. And, I have been trying to buy some coveted pieces but nope I’m not finding anything. So if you do (something that delivers in 48 hours- that’s my level of desperation), please share the details. PRONTO!!!

What else other than PVC, the blend of OTT & Minimalism! Yup. It’s DELICIOUS to say the least. I’m sharing my top 5 designers below. And then, it goes on with some hits here and there. Now, don’t be greedy and just soak it in.

Pick # 1: ADEAM by Hanako Maeda- Someone who celebrated artisanship from Hokkaido, Japan, gave us everything- from strapless dresses to power suits (with power belts) in “minimal yet impactful” style!

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Pick # 2: Dion Lee- Corsetry, Lace, & Sheer is not just sexy (in the bedroom or runways) but is wearable & WOW & how- this is what Dion Lee brought us and we are left #crushing some more. Le sigh!

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Pick # 3: Brandon Maxwell- Funnel necks, Glamour with knitwear- who knew this is going to be ruling Fall 2019 for us! Yup, bring out some cocktail gowns & skirts and give ‘em some knit-love, love!

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Pick # 4: Prabal Gurung- Myriad of colours thrown into brocades, velvets, tulle- depicting India in all its glory. The silhouettes, the prints, the reflections celebrate our colorful culture, making it worth everyone’s while!

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Pick # 5: The Row- Someone who is always more drawn to colors and everything OTT, falling in love with mellow, in a hello, is uncommon! But, special props to Olsens who have given “minimalism” more than just a name and broken the stereotype. If you are all about simplicity, let me tell you it has to be amplified and The Row has done it. One more time!

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Love it too much and left wanting more? I know what you mean.. more, coming soon !

PS: ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM VOGUE.COM

Okay, so this is the last post on “not so famous any more” Lakmé Fashion Week. Like any ODI (One Day Internationals- Cricket lingo, duh!), there were massive hits and massive blips! Now, let’s not dig into what didn’t work or excite us. Because if it didn’t excite us, why even talk about it. Right?

Let me start with my biggest #crush from the #lfw- Kanika Goyal! I loved every single piece from the collection. I’m ready to buy her menswear collection too. Miss Goyal, you totally fall in my #crushyou category. Take a look!

Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Kanika Goyal Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)

And, this was NOT the end of Fashion Week. I did love some pieces here and there from a few others but I would like to give credit to the designer-duo Shivan & Narresh for their styling. Clothes, didn’t blow me away as much as did the styling! Talking about styling sensibilities, I urge the men out there to check out Raghavendra Rathore & Ajay Kumar (for men, of course)! And who else did you dig at LFW? I did like SVA this around. Also, Bobo Calcutta prints are so colourful & kinda life-popping! Keep scrolling for more candies & dandies from #lfw2019.

Shivan & Narresh Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Shivan & Narresh Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Shivan & Narresh Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Shivan & Narresh Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Saaksha & Kinni Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Saaksha & Kinni Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Gen Next Ujjwala Bhadu Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Gen Next Ujjwala Bhadu Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
SVA Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Raghavendra Rathore Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Raghavendra Rathore Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Raghavendra Rathore Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Nikhil Thampi Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in)
Jajaabor Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in
Jajaabor Summer Resort’19 (Photo Courtesy: Vogue.in
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Bobo Calcutta

Fashion Weeks were quite the talk of the town (depending on how fashion-savvy you are) but to be honest, I haven’t given full fledged reviews on every single show that happened unless it really blew my mind. Day 2 of LFW Summer Resort ’19 had Varun Bahl unveiling his pret line. But, it didn’t excite me one bit. One designer that got me sit up and notice was Aza Kazingmei who did this whole Grunge/ Goth vibe with his collection and how striking it was! Leather, denim, graffiti prints, the works! Take a look.

PS: My husband is into the leather business so obviously special mention and liking for this particular designer fellow!

Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Aza Kazingmei Summer Resort’19 (Photo courtesy: vogue.in)


Lakme fashion week witnessed a GRAND opening (thanks to the aerial theatrics) at the Royal Opera House! Poetess Navkirat Sodhi unfolded Gaurav Gupta’s “ THE (UN)FOLDING” collection with prose that spoke of “Killing pain with couture”. How befitting for most fashionistas, no?!

PS: Not sure if you have seen JLO’s performance in American Idol 2015. Please do watch because this performance at LFW Summer Resort ’19 seemed very dejà vu [ouch! shouldn’t be stating references ;)]

His women’s collection was grand and glam with his signature elements claiming force (big ruffles et al) . But what I liked more was his menswear with edginess & embellishments that are served in right quantities. I would like to re-post a couple of his pics on the blog here along with a few pieces from lesser-known designers (Mohammed Mazhar, Kunal Rawal to name a few) who have showcased some interesting stuff!  Ready, Set, Scroll!

Gaurav Gupta Menswear Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Gaurav Gupta Menswear Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Mohammed Mazhar Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Mohammed Mazhar Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Kunal Rawal Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Kunal Rawal Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)
Kunal Rawal Summer Resort’19 (photo courtesy: vogue.in)

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