Its been a while we waved a Hi! gossiped clothes and life in general. I try work on themes and my invariably evolving thoughts about life, beliefs and habits in such a way that more and more of you could relate and take inspiration. Inspiration not in the sense what Sonam Kapoor does to you but what I mean is rather deep and logical. I am an ordinary woman crusading for a life less ordinary. So i’d give the real life observations, the changes I made, how I broke my own rules and how they helped me transform into a person I am today.
My blog of course is open to all but whom I rather focus on are those innumerous women like me who spend their entire life playing safe and prefer following the blueprint.
‘No way! I am black myself, its not my color’ I heard my own mother saying this often while we were kids. Not that she was ashamed of her dark sensuous South Indian skin tone but what would people say, they’ll laugh etc. Whereas I only found her looking the most beautiful in darker shades. She never risked her choices and It took me a while to decide that life is not about the design, preferred colors choices, or being happy in your own skin (yes, I differ here) its also about working on your weaker, why settle ? why not try, try effort forget results. Its also taking risk, sometimes it works. really works.
How you are going to see me today is not my usual colorful hippie self. For a person usually drenched in colors, whose often tagged as human rainbow will be seen in the color of sophistication, muteness and mystery – Black.
When Mumbai based Fashion Designer Nikkie Jain, asked me to do this Goth Vintage Black Saree, my instant answer was a bit apprehensive as my personal choices over Sarees has usually been culturally infused. I mostly wear handlooms and cottons. So Bam! this was a unique silhouette and a color that I love ofcourse but wear usually on special moods.
The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. We shot this wonderful Saree with keeping these thoughts in mind… We wanted the pictures to depict the beauty, silence and enigma of the color Black.
Black : is the absorption of all color and the absence of light. Black hides, while white brings to light. What black covers, white uncovers. We all use black at various times to hide from the world around us in one way or another. Some of us use it to hide our weight; others among us use it to hide our feelings, our fears or our insecurities.
If you liked seeing me style something like this and would want me to do it often do share your views.
ABOUT THE SAREE & DESIGNER
Nikkie started her journey as a Designer and launched her Label Nikkie J Designs in the month of march this year. She is new in the game but her work is surely not primitive. She is truly versatile and talented. Nikkie operates from her home and take all sorts of orders and customization requests. She is into Pret Couture, Wedding Trousseau specialization and Men Fashion.
Saree: This black exuberant beauty comes with a satin and net underskirt with layers inside to give you a mere rhetoric fluff, a stitched/un-stitched blouse can be customized to your need and taste. A 5.5 mtr heavily studded lacy affair with beautiful intricate motifs and work all over. Its a sheer smasher. An artwork.
Here is a little you would like to know about her work ethics and ideas:
Nikkie, you’ve been doing so much — Pret, Couture, Male Fashion, Designing, Wedding trousseau etc — how do you juggle?
Designing clothes for people is something I always wanted to do, as I like making people look good and confident about what they wear. I worship my work so it becomes really easy for me to juggle as this is something that really makes me happy and complete. Nikkiej is my identity, it is who I am and I love what I do and that’s what keeps my spirits going.
What should be the three must-have items in every Indian woman’s closet?
A saree because it can make anyone look beautiful and elegant instantly
At least one classic handbag
A pair of sexy heels
What should Indian women never wear
There is nothing a woman should not wear. I feel every women is beautiful in her own way and she should cherish and appreciate her body in every way possible.
What are your collections and designs inspired by?
My collections are usually inspired from nature and everything we do in day to day life. I try to make wearable cloths and at such reasonable rates that everyone can afford my designs. The ranges vary and so are the collections. Each silhouette is different from the other.
We will come back soon with a popcicle partry soon by Nikkie.
Thank you guys for showing your love and appreciation in abundance over these months. I look forward to your views, comments, criticism and gossip.
Love N Light
Shot, Edited and Conceptualized
Assisted By Abhijnan Bose
Styling, Jewellery, Make up & Hair by – Yours Truly