Kalpa Druma | Summer Look #1

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The outfit is super basic because I can’t stand to wear anything else during the heat. I mean let’s be honest guys, we try to plan out outfits a day ahead of time but we end up picking something in a span of 5 minutes, and we usually pick something we’re comfortable in. This is that kind of outfit. The material of the top is really thin, but it has a small thin fabric around the chest area inside, just so that you can wear any color bra without it being visible from the outside. I’ve paired it with a pair of Juthis I got from Banagalore, and a pair of Jumkas from Zahana Accessories. I’ve kept my makeup minimal as well, with just a little bit of concealer and my FAVORITE red lipstick the Maybelline Lip Gradation in Red 2.

This red leaf printed kurti is from Kalpa Druma. I was introduced to this store by my friend Varsha, and it’s a haven for people who love handicrafts and love to explore new “cultural” outlets . What I liked most about the boutique was their clothes, they had beautiful kurtis. kurtas, western wear, etc – the material of it all seemed so pure. Yes most of their kurtis can be a bit pricey, it can go up to 1000 rupees, but they have some for even 500 rupees, like the one I’m wearing. Honestly if you want to experience different products and have the time, you could end up spending hours here. They also have a diverse set of products from quilts, table cloths, curtain material, paintings ( semi-precious stone paintings), antique items, brass items, home decor, and lots of dress material along with finished clothing.

Kalpa Druma is located just opposite the Chola Sheraton hotel in Gopalapuram.

Outfit Details:

Top – Kalpa Druma

Pants – Lifestyle

Juthis – Bangalore

Bag – Cotton On, Singapore

Ring – Lovisa

Earrings – Zahana Acessories

About the Photographer:

Shyam Vasudevan is an aspiring photographer who’s taken most of my photo-shoots, so definitely check out his work through his social media links: InstagramFacebook.

If you guys like what you see then head on over to my YouTube channel that I’ve recently started for similar content 🙂

*This is not a sponsored post.

 

Conceptualization | Collaboration with Rishika Nath

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Photography and fashion have such a dynamic relationship. Of late conceptual photography is being merged with fashion photography to create some pretty breath-taking photos. What I mean when I say ‘conceptual’ is when you use a specific location or props as the main focus of the photo, and then you’ve got the model posing with the specific outfit. All in all it’s really fun to shoot because you’re not restricted in movement or style, plus it just adds a very creative and unique look overall 🙂

As for the outfit, I wanted to mix patterns because that’s not something I usually do and I’m sure not many other people do either. I tend to play it safe and go with solid colors, but this combination seemed to work really well! I always say that basics are important, and I love my basic wear. This stripped black and white top from Forever 21 is so versatile because you can pair it with any color and type of skirts, jeans, leggings, or even shorts! It’ll go great with solid colors or even simple patterns like the leggings I am wearing. This outfit is also a very simple summer outfit that I can wear anywhere! The floral leggings from Reliance Trends adds that summery touch. Accessories wise just go with your gut and whatever mood you’re in! Ive paired this outfit with a white watch with gold accents and a white pearl bracelet, along with a black circle bag- I usually go for a minimalistic look 🙂

Now even though I said the top is from Forever 21, which is expensive to most people, that doesnt mean you cant shop there! The sale section has amazing selections for you to choose from, and you can take a look at their online collections. I know it sucks that there isn’t a Forever 21 in Chennai but I’m sure it’ll pop up soon 😉

Rishika Nath, a close friend, is an aspiring photographer who has an amazing eye for conceptual photography, you can have a look at her tumblr where she showcases most of her photographs 🙂

Diwali 2015

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Theosophical Society

I’m sure everyone that resides in the ECR-Adyar area or beyond has been to the Theosophical Society, also known as the Huddleston Gardens is a unique place to visit.

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It’s one of those places where you tell yourself you’ll definitely go one weekend, but it keeps slipping away.

Here’s something most of you might not have known, I didn’t, “professional” cameras aren’t allowed inside the grounds. I’m not sure why this is, but they’ve got a strict rule against it. Camera phones are allowed, so I was in luck!

The Huddleston Gardens has a lot of history making it a must see place for history buffs, but the appeal is the layout and scenery of the gardens.

It’s best to go in the evenings when the TS is open from 2 PM – 4 PM.

The Theosophical Society is a great place to just wander aimlessly.

Travel Tales: Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Jurong Bird Park

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Photography: Photowalk!

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What a great day for a photo walk, I’ll be heading towards Vallur Kotam 🙂 What are some of your favorite places to go for a photo walk?

Travel Tales: Arab Street

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Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan)

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My favorite spot in Singapore was definitely Arab Street, because of the rich culture you could feel flowing through the streets. Beautiful silk saris on display down an entire road. The grandeur of the mosque. The beautiful graffiti in unknown nooks and crannies of Arab Street. It was all brilliant and enticing. 

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Kapaleeswarar Temple

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Black Blazer – Globus

Black & White Aztec Print Pants – DNM Jeans

Necklace – Sangria

Black Flats- Atmosphere

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Bridge to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia

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Sentosa Beach

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