2.28.2012

Blue Night Falls.


Hello everyone.

Time for Wardrobe Wednesday.



















I am wearing

Blue night fall top and skirt - Courtesy Ashley Zaba
Chain : Aldo (gift) as seen in Leopard Love (worn as earrings)
Bracelet: Yebhi.com
Heels : Catwalk (got during 50% sale for 799 Rs).
Envelope Bag : crunchyfashion.com as seen in Leopard Love.
Makeup :M.A.C/ Maybelline. (I am wearing Watershine pure Maybelline lipstick and Revlon shimmer gloss).
Eyeliner - Maybelline color mix eye pencil (blue & green).



Today I would like to introduce a very talented fashion designer - Ashley Zaba. Contemporary and innovative fashion label Ashley Zaba is stylish, chic, unique and colorful.

Ashley Zaba label was founded in 2008. Since the conception Ashley Zaba has participated in various fashion shows in and around Ontario. Her label expanded to USA within a year of conception.

I am extremely honored (must say very lucky as well) to introduce Ashley Zaba and her creations to India. I asked her few questions about her, her inspiration and how her label originated and evolved. This is what she had to say...


1. Your where do you get your inspiration from and how you interpret it to your lovely design?


A lot of my inspirations come from countries or cities that I have travelled to, both literal or interpreted through books/tv/internet. The latest collection for spring summer 2012 was inspired from my travels at the start of 2011 to Colombia to visit a friend. I love the freedom travel gives you to go out of your confort zone and experience something new and thats what I want to convey through my designs.

2. In your earlier years, how did you decide that you eventually wanted to become a designer?


My mother was very inspriating in my earlier years (and still is now!), she is an avid artist, with painting, drawing and when my sister I am were small she would sew our skating or dance costumes. Into my teens going through school I excelled in art and fashion and with my love of designing and sewing I went on to pursuing an education in Fashion Design, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario

3. Who is your inspiration?


I do not have one set inspiration, I feel everyday I am seeing something new and fresh that is pulling me in different ways. A fasination of mine right now are aerial country photos in this book my sister gave me called Earth from Above 365 Days by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

4. Does the preparation of a season's collection take time?


The preparation of a collection does take time. I start with a concept board, similar to anything you see on polyvore or pinterest with all the photos/colour stories/fabrics anything at all really!! From there I search for fabrics and trims and anything else that will inspire my choices once I start sketching the designs. As soon as I have a clear direction in concept and textiles I will go into sketching lots of different designs until I can select my final edits. From there I will go into production, and because I am an emerging designer I sew all the samples for the various photoshoots as well as my sales rep. I would ideally love 4 months to work solely on the next season but I am always thinking ahead!

5. How do you intend women to feel when wearing Ashley Zaba labeled clothing?

I would expect a women wearing Ashley Zaba would feel unique, modern, strong and wants to stand out in front of the crowd in the bright bold colours that are my aesthetic.


6. What do you have to say to the next generation, particularly for those hoping to follow in your footsteps?


Advice for designers who are starting out: strength, determination and a good support system are key factors.
It’s a gradual build, we all have to start out somewhere; I wouldn’t be here today without of the support of others. All the positive feedback and my clients make the struggle a lot easier and realistic. In this business you have to have the drive, I’m a big believer in that, you have to want this business; the limitations only make you want it more!!


7. One celebrity whom you would love to design an outfit.

Michelle Williams - I am a big fan of her movies and she always seems to look edgy/quirky and elegant at the same time no matter what high/low designer she is wearing.

8. ____________________________ ?? ( Wondering why it is blank?)

Well Ashley has agreed to answer any question you guys want to ask her. I got a chance to get to know her on a personal level. She is not only a talented designer but a great friend.

I want you guys also to get to know "the talented designer" Ashley Zaba.

So I am conducting a twitter interview with Ashley at 9:00 p.m. IST tomorrow (29 Feb 2012).

So leave a comment with any question you would like to ask Ashley and don't forget to log into your twitter account tomorrow at sharp 9:00 p.m.


Check out Ashley Zaba's website and don't forget to follow her on twitter and Facebook.

Website : http://www.ashleyzaba.com/

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Zaba/139146686156627

Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/AshleyZaba


P.S. It was extremely windy the day we shoot these photos. My earrings literally flew away! Do let me know what you guys think of the revamped blog and layout.

WINNER OF "MY DELICIOUS ABATABA" GIVEAWAY IS......



We loved the poem you wrote. It was unique and you win the item of your choice : "Bombon ring" http://abataba.com/epages/eb6069.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eb6069/Products/6098


You shall be contacted by ABATABA Team within next 15 days.

For those who missed out the Twit - interview, I am putting out the snapshot soon. :)

Blue Night Fall outfit is currently on sale for just next two days. To buy click on the link below.
http://www.ustrendy.com/store/product/42351/night-falls-top-show-stopper-skirt-top-skirt-combo



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2.24.2012

Photodiary : The Week That Was - Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2012


Hello Everyone. Happy Friday to all of you. I thought I will make a collage of all my favorite outfits from Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.




Designers - CHARU PARASHAR,MONAPALI,PAYAL JAIN,RAHUL MISHRA,ROCKY S,SONAM DUBLEY





Designers - NACHIKET BARVE,RAKESH AGARWAL,DHURUV & PALLAVI,CHANDRANI SINGH,KARTKEYA & ISHA




Designers - PREETI CHANDRA,VINEET BAHL,SHANTANU AND NIKHIL,ANAND KABRA,ANJU MODI




Designers - MANISH MALHOTRA, NIMIRTA,TARUN TAHILIANI,RIMZIM DADU,RAJDEEP RANAWAT 


What are your thoughts on the trends seen on the runway? Hope you like the collages I made.I shall wait for all your comments.

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2.21.2012

Pastel Haze.


Hello Everyone.

Time for Wardrobe Wednesday. This week's inspiration is Pastel color.



















I am wearing :
Dress : Bangkok (gift)
Beige Jacket : Coldust Collexns.
Belt :Courtesy of Osasp [ BUY HERE ]
Bag : Courtesy of Oasap [ BUY HERE ]
Studded Heels : Marie Claire [ Bought for 574 Rs during 70% sale in BATA]
Aviators: Fastrack
Makeup : Maybelline and M.A.C
Watch: Fastrack
Pearl Jewellery : Vintage


************* Style tips while wearing pastel colors **************


1. The most essential thing is choosing the right color combination.Never pair pastels with black except of white and ivory. Forget about bright colors to compliment your chic cashmere garments otherwise you'll look silly. Keep in mind that grey will always look better than black. I have tried timeless combination beige and light blue (notice that these two colors are cool so its important to get the color combination right).

2.Opt for chic modern jewelry. This will make a wonderful contrast especially if your outfit consists of fairy-like colors. Better choose chic pearl studs and tiny pieces instead of bold pearl jewelry like I have.

3.Go for a bold Satchel Bag like the one from Oasap [ BUY HERE ]. The matching La Belle Bag underplays the outfit. Its important to wear a contrasting bag.

4.Pale fishnets may do wonders paired with a yellow dress or the opposite--beige dress with pale yellow fishnets.Avoid plain baby pink tights.

5. You can also pair with Aviators to break the feminine outfit and studded heels.I picked the studded beige heels from BATA for 564 Rs during 70% sale.

Check out these articles, it will help you give better ideas how to color block pastels. I have added few tips from Elina Goskina article and few personal style tips in the above post.

http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/nyfw-spring-2012-pastel-colors/

http://restyleme.com/content/articles/clothing/How-to-Wear-Pastel-Colors.html


Hope these tips will help you in styling pastels better. If you have any query while styling pastels drop me an email megha8709@gmail.com or leave a comment here.

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2.19.2012

Featured on New York Times, Style.it, Giglio.com, Fashion bloggers,Fashionfreax.net,Pinterest and Polyvore



Sharing all the features my blog got last week. Extremely thrilled and happy about it :)

FEATURED ON NEW YORK TIMES!!!!! STREET STYLE PHOTOS.

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FEATURED ON GIGLIO.COM

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FEATURED ON STYLE.IT - STREET STYLE BLOGS

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FEATURED ON FASHION BLOGGERS

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POLYVORE INSPIRED BY MY STYLE.

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PINTEREST BOARD CREATED INSPIRED BY MY STYLE.

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FEATURED ON FASHIONFREAX.NET - BLOG OF THE WEEK.

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