Give me something ...to remember you by
Like a knife ..or a blue steel key
Give me something to remember you by..
Like a rose, like a storm at sea
Lyrics from Gary Brooker track, Images by Spardha
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The fashion Industry paid a tribute to him in their own unique way... Balmain, Moschino, Rag & Bone all came out with their version of the military jacket made famous by MJ. The numerous highstreet brands have taken out their version of MJ T-shirts.. Also, Harper's Bazaar attempts a tribute to his immaculate style by dedicating an editorial to him. Who better to model for such a shoot but the fashion's bad-ass chick, Agyness Deyn.
Today's style inspirations have to be MJ's sequin glove, military jacket, cropped trouser, red bow-tie and all that's black or white ;)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
- Must drink tonnes of wine and old monk! (at Toto's, Hard Rock and Leopold's)
- Must pay homage to good old colaba flea market
- Must catchup with ALL my friends (extra time to dorky and porky!)
- Must spend half the time dressed like a hipppie (and do hippie things too ;))
- Have a brunch at Red-box!!
- Make up for the biggest fashion faux-pas at Lakme fashion week by dressing up more sensibly this time (If Ms. pretty in pink gets the pass arranged!)
- Ferry ride at the gateway
- Add more things to the list over next 2 weeks...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Much Love ;)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
While the upcoming art frat is revelling in its speedy recovery from the world-wide recession, it seems they have quite lost the magic. When you enter a gallery, you expect to be intrigued by pieces that force your mind to think beyond the obvious.. to look for a deeper meaning, to search the soul of the creator or atleast be captivated by the sheer brilliance of the effort put in by the artist. The art summit was something out of the ordinary. I chatted up a couple of notable senior artists and it was very evident in their eyes that the new-age art, the digital media and the heavily photo shopped images were nothing more than an eyesore.. the commercialization has found its way in the reserved walls of Art… Such a shame.
Not that experimenting with new age media or digital techniques is anything wrong, only that its India Art Summit!! It was like appetizers served instead of a four course meal! Its like prêt wear featured at a couture show.. oh its just heart-wrecking.
The Modern Art has found its soul in materialism, I over heard an artist saying. The youth, I’m quite certain, must relate to this form of art. The rise of 'Direct' art… the art that has shed the veil of mystery. Its as easy as reading a comic strip or an SMS.
Anyway, a theme that seemed to inspire many artworks was pop art.. with mix media, bright colors, merging of text and images it was quite an interesting spread!
All in all, it was art with a new flavour, it may not be my favourite flavour… but who knows it just might take a little getting used to (or better still it might just be a short lived fad … I so hope!) Anyway enjoy following things that stood out (for better or for worse)…
Do click on the images to enlarge them!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I'm so full of love of art because today is the day I visit The India Art Summit 09!
The second edition which will also be featured on my blog.
While I go have a date with the arts finest, i leave you here with some images of a shoot done by Nordstrom that brings together artist Robin Toledo who painted 20 by 30 foot walls that form background to the models donning the gowns styled by the fashion masters - Dior, Cavalli etc...
For complete story, visit Trend Hunter
Much Love ;)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This is bound to be the stuff the sci-fi novels and movies are made of! I went forward in time ...9 yrs to be precise..!! You don't believe me? Oh, then you better read further and find out for yourself.
I saw this awesomely, accomplished, hot, beautiful, woman - so totally content with herself that she didn't need a ring around her finger, but obviously she did have an awesome boyfriend in tow! Also she was soo damn hot that an 18yr old was totally hitting on her. I dont blame him.
Well i'm sure if you do know anything bout me you would have guessed that this woman was indeed ME at 31. Wow, I grew up to be almost like Carrie Bradshaw... so fabulous and accomplished. Okay, so I did turn out quite well.
Now, down to the REAL story... this 18yr old found my blog sometime back and kinda added me onto his friendlist. I added him confusing him with another friend with the same name. We started talking when I came online today, only to find out that he wasn't who I thought and somehow the conversation continue. He assumed I was and older woman... (and I didn't exactly correct him.. actually I pointed him in the other direction).. So I played on for cheap thrills (Oh c'mon now, don't judge me... It was a really boring day.. I didn't even feel inspired enough to write my blog entry today)
So, instead of getting discouraged with all my 'oh you're just a kid' remarks this guy starts proving me wrong. I had a really interesting conversation laced with a tinge of flirtation... was left really amused.
I really hope there are more 18yr olds around the world, like this guy, who really act mature and know their way around words while talking to a LADY! And I also hope that I turn out just the way I saw (or pretended to be) myself today.... Happy, Successful and Independent (and Hot).
Can you also believe the co-incidence.. I ended up watching '17 again'... not that this movie is anything worth writing home about but what I learnt today is that life doesn't give you any second chances ... so you better make the most of today and have no regrets when you look back.
Now that I'm traveling back a decade.. I better be prepared to be everything that I can be to meet my 31 yr old again.. and find her exactly the way I saw her today!
And thank you Mr. 18-yr old ADULT... and my sincere apologies for messing with you!
Much Love ;)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I was unsure as to why was he smiling when I entered. He asked me to take a seat and showed me piece of paper with some guitar notes scribbled all over it. He said that he had gone for a concert the week before and hence was driven to dust off his old college Guitar to put his strumming abilities to test, once again after so many years. I was quite surprised that a he could even find time to practice guitar.
He hadnt been much of a guitarist back in day, so starting now wasn't exactly a great idea according to me. But he told me that while I was travelling around agra for three days, he was sitting with his guitar and the notations, practicing with full commitment to finally nail the track, which he did!! Woah, I was totally impressed.. well no wonder he's where he is and i'm just a lazy bum!
then he finally got to the point. he said that while its good to know your strengths and weaknesses, its actually very bad for a creative person to get stuck in a comfort zone. I totally revolted, pleaded and finally agreed on giving it a shot (only on trial basis)! I was so sure that i'm gonna mess it all up and will finally prove my point that I'm not comfortable with such a drastic change. I left for home and forgot all about it. Today, in the morning when I picked up the newspaper, I saw this really cute ad. It was about this local salon changing its interiors, layout and servives. Right in the middle of the ad it read in bold letters 'If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies!'
I just smiled and got ready to take up a new challenge. But the problem still remains... I dont understand men!
Much Love! :)