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Logo Affinity; London Collections: Men AW15 & The Golden Globe Awards; #JeSuisCharlie; Bye-bye Frida Giannini of Gucci, Welcome John Galliano of Maison Martin Margiela!

The real definition of Multitasking: I’m sipping on my favorite Caffè Nero (yes, with chocolate on top!) cappuccino and my mind is wandering like a pendulum..more like Ke$ha’s tik-tok but quietly humming Taylor Swift’s Blank Space (way cooler than Ke$ha’s tik-tok anyday) running on my current playlist. My mind wanders to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and all the parodies that this song ignited on the WWW(Bart Baker? Can’t seem to shake off that guy from my head!).. I am also trying to read a magazine but it doesn’t seem like much of a page turner. Then, suddenly it dawns on me that today, the London Collections: Men AW15 finally wraps up and I hurriedly Google to find the post-event reviews and all the analysis on collections. This post was almost finished in the late afternoon of Monday, 12th Jan’15! But, it only shows up on my blog on 13th Jan’15. Please don’t mind and carry on reading Frankly, reviews don’t matter as much I love to analyze the contrast when runway trends and divergent viewpoints of the designers’ clash on the runway and off it. Menswear is having a moment right now and this all makes one helluva grand show proclaiming Menswear […]

Are MEN shedding labels and traditional stereotypes? Gender-neutral fashion Plus, Bradley Cooper’s sexy leg-poser

The “nouveau sexist” (not, feminist) might be having a field day labeling a new breed of men as either dandy, effeminate or passing them as too inessential to even talk about; but seems like men in the modern world are no longer bothered about shedding traditional stereotypes! Men are taking giant strides in dropping labels(metrosexual etc.) – This turning point is already in existence and full force now and in the process creating a whole new identity! Perhaps the best explanation of this transition is adapted from Martina Navratilova’s quote: Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. Men are giving importance to appearance more than ever and some would like to believe that men are evolving fast to recession-proof themselves. Image and appearance have suddenly become the benchmarks for survival in the wake of post-economic downturn. It started years back – I call the “years of reckoning” phenomenon – when men made fashion statement of sorts accepting a very modernist take on classic (slim fit suits for example); gleefully accepting flamboyance of colors, fabrics -velvet/silk (as opposed to wearing traditional fabrics), seams to stitches, sleeves to collars and silhouettes showing a multifaceted dynamism. Almost […]

Fashionating Twins – #SS15 revisited @ #TheRow and #DSQUARED2

I’m almost done and dusted with couple capers! Couples finally tying the knot and all the post-nupital-fun they seem to be having! Well, congrats is in order to couples who got hitched in 2014! A big year for the eternal-bachelor George Clooney who met his match in Amal Alamuddin (now, Amal Clooney)! Hopefully it’ll be happily ever after for you guys! All I am saying is that I can’t seem to deal with all the coupling-overdose in one big literal gulp!All the hoopla has sure led #kimye (Kim Kardashian & Kanye West) in the arms of the luxury French fashion house Balmain! Surely, one thing I learn here is that the more you are “out there” the more probability you will get to be “out here”!! Being constantly plastered across social media has immense benefits! But, the focal point of my post is the a pairing of a different kind. Here is officially my first post celebrating the oomph of real fashion rockstars and people I admire and people who fascinate me (wait, there are many, many more people I will be talking about, these 2 pairs on my list are just lucky to be the first ones). Picture: Popsugar, The […]