Plum Cakes and Puddings

“I am a little part of all religions and a big part of no religion.” – Osho Being schooled in a Catholic institution all my life, and being the all glorious convent girl, my brain gets dopamine fueled every major Christian holiday. Like Christmas for example, although it is non-religious for me, it does bring back memories of the handmade… Continue reading Plum Cakes and Puddings

Being In Beautiful Bali

For all those who have seen the photos of my recent travel to Bali and ask me questions on the same, here is a lowdown about everything you need to know about vacationing in Bali. About Bali: Bali is an island and small islands surrounding it like the Nusa Perida, Nus Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan, which belongs to… Continue reading Being In Beautiful Bali

Tropical Winter Holiday Look Book

Shopping for holidays is a terrible affair when you are going through racks and piles of warm clothes meant for the western winters, especially if you are planning to hit the beach this yearly break. Lets face it, we in the tropical countries do not really experience much of winters, apart from the occasional nippy air.… Continue reading Tropical Winter Holiday Look Book

Reminiscence of Puducherry, of Le Dupleix and beyond…

It is such a sight as one enters as the arch welcoming you to into this little part of French colonized India named Puducherry. You see the local policemen in red caps and white uniforms, the city kept neat and tidy by the union government, much different from the rest of the country. There is… Continue reading Reminiscence of Puducherry, of Le Dupleix and beyond…

A bit of a Writer’s Block

I have been a little lost lately. Trying to find myself. Putting myself out there too much. Wondering hopelessly, in search of nothing. Have you ever felt that? Being lost in search of the unknown. Well it has happened. I thought of myself as someone who knows herself, who knows what she likes, dislikes, who… Continue reading A bit of a Writer’s Block

How we slayed at the India Fashion Week SS17

Delhi: Attending one of the biggest fashion events in the country, I could not have dressed anything short of a million dollars. And to aid me in my endeavour were my favourite brands and designers who made me look absolutely spectacular. Here is what I wore at the AIFWSS17: Look 1: I decided to go… Continue reading How we slayed at the India Fashion Week SS17

As cool as you please…

From dressing Hollywood starlets like Paris Hilton, Mischa Barten, Kim Kardasian for the red carpet to being adorned by every single pop royalty including Madonna, Jenifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Fergie, Katy Perry, on and off stage, Falguni & Shane have come a long way since the days of their advertising jobs in Mumbai.

Meeting for the first time 14 years ago, for a hand painting collaboration, this dynamic duo formed an alliance in the stars to give us the best of international style and finest of craftsmanship. The first time I witnessed their show 4 years ago, I was astonished at how an Indian label can personify International High Fashion. I was awed at the superiority of design and uniqueness in styling and to me that was the exemplar of fashion. Being my personal favourites, Falguni & Shane are undoubtedly the best at what they do and it was truly one of my high points working with them.

Their collection is definitely not for the ordinary, you have to be a bit phenomenal to carry off their cool, contemporary and edgy style. And hence, I present to you the best of Falguni & Shane Resort 2016 along with the poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.

– Phenomenally yours,

Navya

 

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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

– Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou


FEATURING
Resort-wear collection by Falguni & Shane Peacock
Sunglasses by Hidesign
Model, Styling, Creative Direction- Navya Ramesh
Photographer- Himanshu Shekhar
Shoot coordination- Mohit Surana