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



You can also connect with me via twitter or facebook.

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Loads of love,

76 comments :

  1. OMG !! you look lovely. I loved your dress :D
    And that envelope too

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    1. thanks mukta :) the dress is available on ustrendy tonight :) for that you need to log into the twi-interview with ashley tonight. I got the envelope bag from crunchyfashion.com

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  3. My question to ashley: Do you plan to branch into menswear? Btw, your clothes are amazing. Megha looks gorgeous in them!

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  4. Your posts never disappoint me Megha! One better , after the other!
    You look absolutely hot in that dress!

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  5. I loved this beautiful!


    Smacks,

    nossoglamour.blogspot.com

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  6. wow you look absolutely stunning, love the blue color on you and the combination of blue with red. and the make up you have on:
    fab

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    1. thanks marianne :) If you have any question please let me know.. shall ask ashley zaba tonight :)

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  7. simple mente hermosisimaaa!! besos , karola de ESTILO MODA

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  8. Wow, you are beautiful! Love the outfit! The clutch is awesome!

    http://www.lazyheelsblog.com/

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  9. Wow, what an incredible dress! The cut is AMAZING and I love that the sleeves are asymetrical.
    Great interview, she's very talented indeed

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    1. I know the cut is amazing :) I told her about your compliments yest during the twit interview :)

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  10. Ashley, Do you plan to branch out to having more silhouette's and adding more complexity to your designs or your design philosophy is in simple yet stylish designs

    Lahari

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  11. wow! you look amazing :) love your outfit and the footwear!
    and i have one question for Ashley-who is your favourite designer,as in someone you admire?

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  12. When Ashley is going to open their outlet in India?

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  13. Just Amazed!!!
    I love that Over sized red envelop clutch from the very first day in leopardluv.........I wanna own itt too. :)
    Gud work Megha :)

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    1. thanks esther :) you can pick up the same at crunchyfashion.com :)

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  14. oh my god megh!! wid every post ur look becomes btr!! and guess wht - on every post i guess i'm used 2 writing dis -- "dis is my fav"

    u look totally awesome and d fashion whoa no comments - just too awesome

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    1. thank u so much sumana :) I love reading your comments and feedback. It makes my day :) :)

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  15. Love your dress and accessories doll <3

    Love,

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  16. Wow! amazing dress on you!

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
    Xoxo
    LA MODE OUI C'EST MOI
    FACEBOOK

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  18. OMG, I am so in love with this outfit. This necklace is perfect, it suits incredibly with the dress, really beautiful!

    Love,
    Julie

    http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks julia :) actually the necklace is a earring converted into necklace. This is the same earrings seen in Leopard Love post :)

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  19. Pictures are great. I think the contrast really brings out the blue in the dress. The shoes are fantastic.
    Just two suggestions for the future:

    -Your knees need bleaching
    -Your teeth may need fixing and that would actually propel you into fashion shows without too much difficulty!

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    1. thank you so much.. but I prefer to just stick to fashion blogging :)

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  20. Wow! What an absolutely stunning dress. The hip detail is amazing and so is the color. She is a fabulous designer!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey!.....love ur heels!!!...:)

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  22. You look so gorg! ^_^
    And I love your photoshoots, so pro :)
    Thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog sweetie :)
    I am following you, such an awesome blog! :)
    Visit mine sometime, again :P
    Love,
    Namita <3

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    1. will do namita :) loved ur weight loss tips! something I need to focus on!

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  23. You look great in that dress, and the necklace is amazing!

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  24. I'm so amazed with that dress! You are so beautiful! NEW FOLLOWER!!!!!!!!

    P.S Thanks for your kind comment at my blog hope to see you back soon :)

    Dionysia - I am a fashionista
    http://i-am-a-fashionista.blogspot.com/

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  25. Beautiful pictures! You look stunnin' :) Love the pleats on the dress <3

    xx
    Style Spectrum

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  26. Great pictures and combination, I love this color. Heels are beautiful.

    http://jeckamakeupbeautyandfashionpalace.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hey Megha!

    that is a lovely outfit you have on , I really like the navy blue dress it's very simple and elegant! I also think the red clutch you have gives the perfect amount of contrast! great idea to pair the 2!

    thank you for your comment ,without it I wouldnt have discovered a new blog to follow!

    http://speakingofstyle.ca

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  28. What a unique dress you have on! Looks great :) Also love the peacock necklace!x

    www.beckspick.com

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  29. hi, dear. I love ur blog btw. you have a great blog. Very happy to comment here. Wanna follow each other? I'm so glad followed by stylish person like you. I'll be sure follow you back, dear.
    KISSES.

    http://miss-monaa.blogspot.com

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  30. amazing outfit:) The dress suits you great! and the necklace and the clutch are also awesome ♥♥

    tynasjotter.blogspot.com
    thx for your comment dear:)*

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  31. Thank you for visiting my blog!

    I love your style!

    Very nice!

    xxx

    Simonetta

    www.zest-a-porter.com

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  32. That's really a beautiful dress :)

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  33. hi there!
    first, thanks for visiting my blog! second, i really liked this look and the photos! that dress has a ver itneresting shape.
    i´ll start following you! :) feel free to follow back!
    XO Jannine
    http://FashionistArg.blogspot.com

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  34. Absolutely stunning. You are such a radiant beauty. I love your ability to transform different pieces based on how you accessorize!

    xoxo,
    Kate

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    1. thank u kate :) congrats fr winning the abataba giveaway. :) I sent you an email :)

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  35. what a super cool blog name, love it! :D
    you look so pretty in this dress, i like its unusual & interesting cut :)
    following you now! wanna follow back? :)
    XX

    itsnotjustabag.blogspot.com

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  36. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  37. Love your dress. I found your blog today and following now in GFC and bloglovin. Hope you will visit and follow mine too.
    Kisses from Perú
    Inés
    http://enisdaba.blogspot.com

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  38. Your dress and your necklace are perfect!

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    1. thank u ines de castro :) the dress is from a canadian designer ashley zaba :)I just fell in love with the dress :)

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  39. sooo beautiful! Love the peacock feather detailing and ur strappy sandals <3

    xx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

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  40. That peplum top/skirt is absolutely stunning on you! I love the peacock feather too, it makes the outfit so special! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  41. fabulous outfit.
    Xoxo

    http://www.descontraidas.com

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  42. I love this look on you darling! The skirt and the necklace are truly amazing!
    Well done.

    Have a lovely day!
    xx
    CrashingRED

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  43. I love this outfit. This is such a stunning look. The necklace is devine. Fab styling.
    Happy Blogging <3

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  44. Love the dress, the clutch, the necklace and everything else! Extra points for the Navy blue colour! :)

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  45. love the colour of this dress :) and a great blog btw :)
    following you now, would love it if you followed back :)

    xx

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  46. love the necklace and your whole look.. gorgeous hun!..x

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  47. Nice pictures, I love your shoes ;)

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  48. gosh. really god swear, hottest indian gal eva. in luv wid u. awl da best. keep going

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