Thursday, 30 October 2014

Street Style Diaries- Mansi Kejriwal

90's Revival

Crop tops cropped up everywhere last summer as a result of our desire to revisit the past, the 90's to refresh our wardrobe, and we did bring you a post on how to do it right with examples. Hope you added to the crop top revolution by adding a couple to your wardrobe. 

Another key piece from the 90's were the dungarees, mostly in denim then, washed, distressed in all possible ways and hugely popular. They brought out a very casual and playful attitude.

Mansi Kejriwal gives us the NOW and updated version of it in her impeccably tailored dungarees in black taking the attitude from the casual to an almost formal perception, and that we love!

Mansi Kejriwal

Mansi pairs up her pair of tailored dungarees cut above the ankles to a 7/8th length with a beaded knit crop top in grey. We love the silhouette she creates and the fact that her choice of accessories to go along bring out the sharp sophistication so well.
Mansi Kejriwal

Mansi wears her hair tied up, well outlined eyes and a lip color that complements her quirky metal and acrylic cut-out danglers.
Mansi Kejriwal

Keeping with the cut-out theme we also love her choice of footwear that is a pair of pointed toe ballet shoes with sides cut out, in black patent leather. It enhances her look of sharp sophistication....don't you think?
Mansi Kejriwal

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Street Style Diaries- Daniel Franklin


How many men have you seen who can wear the wavy cascading Quiff the way Daniel can? When I spotted Daniel this time, he transported me to the Elvis era, mostly by his hair but also his whole styled look had a rockabilly chic vibe to it that we can spot on the streets of London more easily than Mumbai!
Daniel Franklin 
Daniel wears this horizontal striped blue+black shirt with short sleeves and a grand-dad collar, very MOD, as are his black leather brogue tassel loafers, with a pair of his favorite blue skinny jeans with hems rolled up-to the ankles. The X-factor is brought in by the asymmetric cut oversize knit shirt that he layers on!
Daniel Franklin

The quiff was of course almost patented by Elvis, but NOW we are seeing more modern versions of it much like Daniel's with shaved sides and long rolled cascade front. Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Zac Effron have all been seen in versions of the Quiff and are quite popular hairstyle-of-the-moment!
Daniel Franklin

Of course Daniel was at a Fashion Stylist with The Juice Magazine by His Tan leather satchel holds everything that he might need including a strong-hold spray for the cascade,we're guessing!
Daniel Franklin

Monday, 20 October 2014

Street Style Diaries - Simran Sethi

Whats effortless style? When someone asked me that I said its the way you choose your clothes and accessories, put them together in a way that seems perfect together.....not more and not less. Nothing that you wear seems imposed or uncomfortable....and yet you feel great! that is effortless.
Simran Sethi, Simran Sethi

This effortless cool is what we spotted on Simran Sethi, this top and short skirt/ shorts combo is sort of the new rule of dressing for the young and the restless brigade. A very teen getting well into young fashion look has been gaining massive popularity among the girlies.
Simran Sethi, Simran Sethi

Simran wears the most popular Spring Summer item, the skater skirt in a beautiful geo-floral print that almost looks like an embellished and  textured surface and pairs it up with a very interesting knotted top. The top is in the more dressier (compared to a knit t-shirt) woven pinstripes in soft blue and white with the excess ending in a knot at center waist....we love!
Simran Sethi, Simran Sethi

A striped clutch, a studded off-white bracelet, encrusted ballet shoes in nude are her accessories of choice. Simran finishes off with her gorgeous locks worn open and just a hint of eye definition and lip color. Effortless....oh yes!
Simran Sethi, Simran Sethi

Simran is currently interning at Harper's Bazaar, India.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Street Style Diaries - Anuj Bhutani

The Old World Charm

The Double breasted suit has been wowing the coming-off age men recently.  Dressier than the single breasted and much popular counterpart, the DB suit is more elegant and more symbolic of power. This has been reinforced by the power dressers like Brad Pitt, David Beckham and shown on the ramps to much applaud by the style Guru Tom Ford.

Anuj Bhutani shows her his interpretation of the DB suit that is unique and modern albeit with an air of that old world charm and magnanimity.

Anuj Bhutani

Anuj's DB jacket in slate grey is cut with a broader shoulder, and a complementing lapel to an oversize length just a little above the mid thigh. He has done away from the conventional 6X2 and 4X2 button layout to stick to 2x2 layout at the waist. A black shirt worn un-tucked and the roomy-tapering-towards-the-bottom pants cut well above the ankles brings out his unique silhouette. A pair of dark tan vintage leather oxford shoes finish off his look.

 Anuj Bhutani

The random geometric pattern on his suit add another dimension to his interpretation. Re-visiting the classics to interpret the new modern. Anuj Bhutani is a designer and showed at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week 14 in Mumbai.

 Anuj Bhutani

Monday, 13 October 2014

Street Style Diaries - Sita Wadhwani

The Minimalist

We at A Quaint Perspective ensure that we keep bringing to you the numerous forms of self-expression through the wearer's clothes, style and personality. It could be a maximalist's indulgences or a minimalist's editing of the pieces one put on together, both equally capable of making heads turn as you pass by.

Sita Wadhwani shows us her cool minimalistic style in predominantly black but look out for the quirky choices that say there's much more to this girl than meets the eye.

Sita Wadhwani, Sita Wadhwani

Sita wears this quilted black sleeveless wrap jacket, held at the waist with a black leather belt. The jacket sits comfortably between being very Indian at the same time very Japanese.  The paperbag purse in black and cream leather, the bandeaux top in rust, her spectacles and her sans jewelry and make-up look complement her minimalistic choices.

 Sita Wadhwani, Sita Wadhwani

However her choice of a very quirky indeed and one-of-a-kind vertebrae print leggings and her motorcycle martin boots in black leather tell us about a girl unafraid to venture into the unknown and curious to discover on her journeys.

 Sita Wadhwani, Sita Wadhwani

We love Sita's 3/4th profile portrait. Sita is the Digital editor at Vogue India.
 Sita Wadhwani, Sita Wadhwani

Friday, 10 October 2014

Street Style Diaries - Sam Shangh Zing Kasar

The Underground Movement is here

How refreshing is it to see guys having fun with proportions! I mean we see girls doing it all the time with various silhouettes, but boys seem to be stuck in the top+bottom proportions with a few variants in the fits going from loose to skinny and back.
Sam Shangh Zing Kasar;Sam Shangh Zing Kasar

Zing refreshes us with his black and white take on Yohji Yamamoto visits NYC Underground take with his attire.
Sam Shangh Zing Kasar,Sam Shangh Zing Kasar

Zing wears this oversized short sleeves shirt, buttoned-up in white with big bold graphic print in black with sleeves rolled-up. He pairs it up with a mid-calf length leggings in black with a bold white NY print. He studded hi-top sneakers in white leather and the bling-glares with a metal chain add the Swag of a Hip Hopper...
Sam Shangh Zing Kasar,Sam Shangh Zing Kasar

Sam Shangh Zing Kasar,Sam Shangh Zing Kasar

Zing is a make-up artist from Manipur and this BOY'S SHIRT is sure GROWING on me!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Street Style Diaries - Amolika Oberoi

Winter is Coming

The biker chic has always held our attention because of the confidence and care-a-damn attitude that it spells loud and clear. Amolika Oberoi showed us her style in a Moto inspired ensemble of leggings-skirt-jacket complete with reflective aviators. 

Amolika Oberoi, Amolika Oberoi

Amolika wears overlap front Jacket in butter-soft genuine black leather reinforced with metal zippers. She pairs it up with a chequered race flag printed skater skirt in black and white over black leggings and black suede boots. 
Amolika Oberoi, Amolika Oberoi

We spot two very interesting and befitting-to-her-look pieces of jewellery on her, a long full finger armour ring, and a studded Skull DJ ring. We Love!!

Amolika Oberoi, Amolika Oberoi

The green reflective aviators add the only flash of colour to an otherwise monochromatic black-n-white ensemble. Amolika is sure ready for a ride!
Amolika Oberoi

Amolika is a an artist and was featured in Cosmopolitan India September 14 issue contributed by A Quaint Perspective.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Street Style Diaries - Suket Dhir

Elegant Modern Traveller

Its always summer in Mumbai and cottons and linens work like no other as the apt choice for one's clothing. You can spot a traveller from a distance, influences and elements picked from different places and time and owned in a way that only they can.

Suket Dhir gives us such a refreshing elegant Modern Gent Traveller look, seeped in tradition and yet very modern and Now.
Suket Dhir

There is a certain character that his well tended more pepper less salt beard brings to Suket's appearance, that of an intelligent and creative philosopher carrying the world in his brown leather satchel.....a world that he'd share with the special ones.
Suket Dhir

Suket wears these linen pants in Natural color with a block printed in soft pastels shirt in cotton that an Indian at heart or an Indophile will appreciate. We love the length of the pants and the rolled-up to a three quarter length styling. A straw colored Homburg hat, we LOVE,  and made-to-last forever work boots in light brown complete his look. Suket is a creative genius behind his namesake label SUKET DHIR.
Suket Dhir

Friday, 26 September 2014

Street Style Diaries - Krishna Mukhi

Sportswear influences are making deep inroads into the the minds of the Fashion conscious tribe. Krishna Mukhi gives us an African tribal infused printed shift dress with a striped rib neck and see through mesh panelling. The big sporty 87 chest print over a tribal printed base is a fab mix of trends that we love.
Krishna Mukhi, Krishna Mukhi Full Pic

Throw on a vintage washed denim jacket over your shoulders and a pair of cool shades for maximum effect. Krishna stays away from jewellery (barring a couple of rings that a girls gotta have) true to the sports-girl spirit.

Krishna Mukhi, Krishna Mukhi

A quilted bag in mandarin Pop with metal chain straps and a pair of chunky bad-girl lace-up boots in  iridescent silver leather and black complete her Fashion Week look. You would have seen her featured in the fashion week style section in the Cosmopolitan Sept 14 issue
Krishna Mukhi, Krishna Mukhi Full Pic

Krishna is an Assistant Fashion Editor with Harper's Bazaar India.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Day 5


“J’aime La Vie” – I Love Life” was the title of Pallavi Singhee’s collection from her label “Verb” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The designer’s aim was to make women gorgeous, which Pallavi’s ensembles succeeded without a doubt as the models strutted down the ramp in a variety of garments. 
From stylish day wear ideal for a lunch appointment, to practical black and white skirts and shirts, the collection moved to formal dresses and slinky pencil skirts. There was a mélange of options for the fashionable lady. She could wear cute shirt dresses for an afternoon brunch or go for cropped tops over high waist full skirts. 
Pallavi Singhee, Pallavi Singhee
For something more dramatic a sheer black lace and organza number, with silk trims and sporty ribbed detailing will get the lady ample compliments. Sleek figure hugging midi skirts could also add excitement to a fashionista’s wardrobe.
Pallavi Singhee, Pallavi Singhee

The colour card was restricted to blue, beige and black for the semiformal and formal wear that will be just right for the festive season. Organza, tulle, crepe, lace and knit added to the style and construction of the ensembles
Appliqués and stunning embellishments appeared regularly for the pants, jackets, dresses, tops and gowns; to add a fragile touch to the clothes.
Pallavi Singhee, Pallavi Singhee

Particularly striking was the beige cutwork embroidered maxi, black asymmetric embellished shirt, black organza cutwork lace pencil skirt and the embroidered tie and dye pencil dress.
For the woman who “J’aime La Vie” then Pallavi Singhee’s collection of the same name will create a fashionable life she will love.


Picking a strong colour, Priyadarshini Rao presented a stylish vibrant collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. “An Ode to Indigo” was a simple title for her line of garments, which played creatively with the many hues, shades and tones of indigo to display an entire collection. 
At times, hints of tangerine and fuchsia made a surprise appearance amongst the pale sky blue, porcelain green, jade, teal, emerald, turquoise, Prussian, cobalt, navy and midnight.
Priyadarshini Rao, Priyadarshini Rao
Reviving silhouettes from the 1920’s, featuring midis with fluid “A” line and trapeze shapes, Priyadarshini put an emphasis on the detailed hemlines, which were asymmetric and layered to match the theme of the show. The base was dyed silks, Chanderis, chiffons, georgettes, chikankari and brocade georgettes with small accents of antique embroidery and tissue.
Paisleys, ditzy florals, blooms and organic geometrics added to the flavour of the collection. Layering was the constant factor of the fusion clothes as three or more ensembles came together seamlessly for a stylish impact. 
Priyadarshini Rao, Priyadarshini Rao

Sheer tunics were matched with maxis and dresses, which were combined with fluid pants. Over-dresses added panaché to long crinkled creations along with pinafores and maxis with pleated bodice worn with sheer shirts. Multi-tiered and coloured kurtas covers and skirts along with vertically panelled maxis were comfy outfits.
Priyadarshini Rao, Priyadarshini Rao

Not forgetting the ethnic dresser, Priyadarshini had saris and lehengas teamed with soft unstructured jackets that nearly swayed around the ankles of the graceful models. 
Priyadarshini Rao, Priyadarshini Rao

Ending the show with slim lehengas, cholis and dupattas, Priyadarshini gave perfect east/west options to dressers globally.
Accessories were limited to slim long chains, gold Mary Jane shoes and coloured stockings.
For an impactful fashion statement, Priyadarshini Rao’s “An Ode to Indigo” was the perfect collection for the coming season.