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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

10 Nov

What are dreams made of? What do desire the most? What are your aspirations? What inspires you the most?

Sugar 'n' Spice 'n' Everything Nice

Dream a Little Dream of Me…. Happy Birthday to ME!!

Images: Courtesy Etsy.com

Season of Colour Blocking

8 Nov

With bright colours and sober colours, monotones and neutrals, pastels to vintage brights, colour blocking has no rules. Colour blocking can be done whichever way you’d prefer. The trend of  colour blocking in India is so ubiquitous through our ethnic wear, that it doesn’t seem nouveau. We love to experiment with colours, we love the play of colours and yes, Oh Boy!! We are quite colourful. But I see so little colour blocking for men… Absolutely… So little.. So here’s some treat for the eye.

Colour Blocked Look

Colour Blocked Look

Fashion Lifestyle Apps for iPhone

19 Oct

iPhone 4, Apple

iPhone 4, Apple

Yes!! Its here and I finally bought it… the by-product of Steve Jobs’ Imagination, Ingenuity and Innovation – Iphone 4 !!!

My yearning for this genuinely genius product has finally resulted into a fruitful, enticing shopping experience. But, the best part is that I am totally in awe of the iPhone apps especially the Fashion Lifestyle Apps. As listed below, these are my top favourite apps.

1) INSTAGRAM

The sheer bliss of not working too hard on Photoshop but creating vintage photo effects with the click of a button puts Instagram No. 1 on my list of Fashion Lifestyle Apps. Its also No.1 because it helps me CREATE.

Instagram, Apple

Instagram, Apple

Instagram mode

Instagram

2) STYLE.COM

For those who love fashion and fashion is your passion, then STYLE.COM apps will not disappoint you. With latest updates on seasonal designer collections, runways shows from across the world, backstage parties, street looks and blogs to impress, STYLE.COM is a perfect app for the fashionista.

STYLE.COM

STYLE.COM

3) LOUIS VUITTON: 100 YEARS MALLES DE LEGENDE

The history, splendour and glory of Louis Vuitton can be seen through this iPhone app LOUIS VUITTON: 100 YEARS MALLES DE LEGENDE, which when translated reads APPLYING LOUIS VUITTON: 100 LEGENDARY TRUNKS. Partnering with Editions de La Martiniere, Louis Vuitton exhibits one of its finest collections of LV embossed Malle bed, streamer trunks, cake boxes, mail-box library, portable desks – all to portray its 100 years legacy encouraging travel and discovering it through its book.

Louis Vuitton, 100 Malles De Legende

Louis Vuitton, 100 Malles De Legende

Louis Vuitton, 100 Malles De Legende, LV embossed trunks

Louis Vuitton, 100 Malles De Legende, LV embossed trunks

4) GQ STYLE GUIDE:

GQ has created its ultimate style guide for MEN in association with MR.PORTER which I can say is men’s No.1 online shopping destination. Having the potential of educating its consumers through style advice on How To Wear, What To Wear etc, GQ has set itself on the path of converting its reader base into conscious shoppers, thus embanking trust on MR PORTER.

GQ Style Guide, Mr Porter

GQ Style Guide in association with Mr Porter

5) VOGUE STYLIST

An app that lets you curate styles based on seasonal trends and links it to a unique shopping experience by bringing in lot of interface enhancements. VOGUE STYLIST is your own personal style curator that backs up your choice with insights from trends, daily style inspirations and fashion stories.

vogue stylist, Vogue

Vogue Stylist

For now, these are my top favourites but more are yet to come or should I say, yet to be downloaded.

My Experiments with Orange

5 Sep

A Single Sunflower, sunflower, flower, flower in a vase, all-time favourite, single flower, flower vase

A Single Sunflower

A Perfect Start to a bright, sunny day in Bangalore, India – A Single Orange Sunflower. Unintentionally, I ended up experimenting with Orange. Trying on bright colours and carrying it off in a chic way is an achievement in itself. My Experiments with Orange is a journey of fashion, food and fun, all depicted pictorially below.

My Experiments with Orange, Orange, Orange top, Prada inspired colour-blocked clutch, clutch, chain, pendant, baggy trousers, navy trousers, colour blocking, black ballerina shoes with bow detail, bow detail on shoe, flat shoes, cuffed hem on trousers, Calvin Klein watch, Benetton sunglasses, big goggles, bumble bee sunglasses, sky blue leather belt, knotted leather belt, leather belt

My Experiments with Orange

Worn: Orange shirt by Vero Moda, Navy baggy trousers by Vero Moda, Victoria pendant by Accessorize, Sunglasses by Benetton, Blue Leather belt purchased in thrift market, Black shoes with bow detail by Atmosphere, Prada-inspired colour-blocked Cutch bag purchased in thrift market, Watch by Calvin Klein.

Posing coyly, feeling self-conscious in taking my own pictures, I decided to experiment more with orange through a perfect lunch date at a Chinese restaurant. The palette was brimming with orange, red, bright yellow and complementary mint colours.

A Perfect Start, Colour blocked Lunch, Lime mint cooler, Orange Passion, strawberry, raspberry, ice, cold drink, crushed ice, chicken wings with sweet chilli sauce, Chinese lunch, thirst quenchers, summer delight

Colour blocked Lunch

A colour-blocked lunch with Orange Passion drink that matched with my Prada-inspired colour blocked clutch, a complementary Lime Mint Cooler and an appetizer of Chicken Wings served with orange colour sweet chilli sauce.

Sweet Chilli Sauce, red sauce with chilli flakes, chilli flakes, food, cuisine, Chinese food, side order, side dish, chilly flakes, fork and spoon, chicken wings,

Sweet Chilli Sauce

I didn’t enjoy the main course so much, but loved the hot ‘n’ cold dessert – a Fried Ice Cream topped with caramel sauce.

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Fried Ice Cream Dessert

Lunch was succeeded by a stroll along the retail space and getting engrossed in a whole new retail experience, being totally flabbergasted by the amass of fashion products at display and aspiring to buy them someday. I happened to notice a store window with orange floral detailing and orange outfits at display.

The Orange Store Window, The Orange Store Window at UB City, Bangalore, Tree display with orange flowers, orange flowering, artificial orange flowers, orange dresses, orange outfits,

The Orange Store Window at UB City

Paul Smith Dressing Room, Paul Smith, Paul Smith showroom, orange shirt, corduroy blazer suit, hanger stand, I love Paul Smith, double-breasted jacket, UB City Paul Smith showroom, Paul smith store

Paul Smith Dressing Room

The Paul Smith Store equally resonated the warm, orange feel trough its lighting and in-store display. I wished I could buy some exquisite British products (nostalgia – missing London).

Thanks Activist Eyewear

2 Sep

Lately, I had been busy with my new job and a new project at hand, plus life and et cetera. I had been unable to write my blog and devote my attention to it and I feel bad. So, please wait, I shall be updating new pics and posts soon. I have also been thinking about adding new sections to my blog posts featuring lot many more kinds of posts.

Rest apart, I would like to thank Activist Eyewear for featuring me on their website & Facebook page.

My post on Activist Eyewear's website

My post on Activist Eyewear's Facebook page

Do shop Activist Eyewear’s latest collection of products on their website. Thanks again!!

346 Hits in a Day

13 Aug

Yesterday (12th August, 2011), my blog had a record hit of 346. The highest till date. Thank you all and thank you Iron Man.

I own THE SARTORIALIST book

12 Aug

Finally, I got it!! My priceless possession – A copy of Scott Schuman’s book – The Sartorialist.
The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman book, street photography, fashion street photography, Penguin books

The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman

Happy Anniversary PIINK!!

25 Jul

Its been a year since I started writing this blog. Happy anniversary Paisleys and Indian Ink. I have enjoyed this experience and I am looking forward to write more and more, hoping my travels would take me to places unknown.

Happy Anniversary Paisleys and Indian Ink, PIINK, p_indianink

Happy Anniversary Paisleys and Indian Ink

Browsing through numerous beautifully encapsulated moments, having archived images of wonderful places, having learnt new cultures, languages and having adopted newer fashion styles, I am thrilled to write a column on what I love, what I recommend people to read and what to explore out there in the world full of art, culture, fashion, lifestyle, music, architecture, customs, food, travel, photography and writing. Happy Anniversary again!!

Façades of Lucerne

18 Jul

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne, painted facades of Lucerne

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland

Straddling alongside Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) and River Reuss, Lucerne offers an attractive tour of the 16th century decorative painted facades, created with immense passion on buildings such as hotels, restaurants and houses.

Painted facade, Lucerne, facades of Lucerne

Painted facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative facade of Lucerne

Painted facade, decorative facade, painted facade on the riverside

Riverside painted facades, Lucerne

Row of painted facades, painted facades in the shopping district of Lucerne

Row of painted facades, Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district, painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne's painted facades, painted facades

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne

Ornamental facades on windows, Lucerne's ornamental painted window facade

Ornamental painted facades on windows, Lucerne

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne's painted facades in the shopping district

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Painted facades , Lucerne's elaboratively painted facades

Painted facades , Lucerne

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne's painted facades

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne

Blue painted facade, Lucerne's blue painted facade

Blue painted facade, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Read my previous blog posts on Lucerne and Switzerland:

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

 

 

More links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31941729@N02/4110313262/in/photostream/

http://www.luzern.com/en/navpage-CityExperienceLU-CityToursLU-340003.html

http://isharethese.blogspot.com/2010/07/facades-of-lucerne.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/clarf/1/1292354151/painted-facades-of-buildings.jpg/tpod.html

Colours of Anthropologie – II

13 Jul

Anthropologie has been my favourite brand for a very long time. Its timeless, universal, hand-crafted collection exuberates colour, vibrancy and chicness. For some time, I have been subscribing to Anthropologie‘s online newsletters and so far I have collected some of the best direct marketing or e-marketing campaign posters. Here are some of the best.

Un-blue jeans, Off-white cardigan with animal motifs, AG Stevie ankle, bird motifs, sailor stripe tee, sailor t-shirt, Pink denims Anthropologie, Anthropologie, teal shoes, pastel pink denim, pink jeans, blonde girl

Un-blue Pastel Pink denims Anthropologie & AG Stevie ankle

Spring occasion floral dress, Anthropologie, thin red belt, floral dress, printed dress, orange printed dress, orange florals, everyday occasion dress, Gelater, spring dress, beaded necklace

Anthropologie Spring occasion floral dress

Everyday black and white printed dress, spring fete, brown bustier belt, multi-colour beaded necklace, bustier dress,day-off destination dress, Anthropologie printed dress, bustier dress, bustier printed dress, woman in a coffee dress, woman modelling in a coffee shop, window dressing

Everyday black and white printed dress

Anthropologie Indigo maxi printed dress, standout patterns, night sky pattern, starry night sky pattern on indigo and white, maxi dress, tie and dye dress, Rajasthan's colourful background, colourful saree clad  women, Indian Bazaar, Indigo story, full length indigo dress, maxi printed dress

Anthropologie's Indigo maxi printed dress

Multi-coloured printed floral maxi dress, multi-colour dress, innovative silhouette, indigo blue cloth waistbelt, nerdy glasses, colour theory, maxi dress, relaxed spring dress, spring maxi printed dress, spring florals,

Multi-coloured Printed floral maxi dress by Anthropologie

Catamaran, spicy hues, diaphanous silhouette, boat, catamaran, bakcdrops of Kerala, sereneity dress, relaxed floral printed maxi dress, maxi dress, still waters of Kerala, India, universal look,

Catamaran multi-coloured printed dress

Spring Bell-bottom denims

Colour-blocked pants by Anthropologie

Soft, nude summer dress by Anthropologie

Read my previous Anthropologie post by clicking here.

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