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Queen of Hearts!!

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Magical, Mystical, Beautiful she rules the Kingdom of “Hearts”. She guards it with her life. She goes to lengths to save it from demons. She keeps a keen vigil when everyone is fast asleep. Charming, Magnetic & very Attractive she has the ability to favourably influence others. She is loved, she is respected but she can be fierce if deceived. She moves around with the Lamp of Love. She lights it with the fire within.  She spreads that light in her Kingdom so no thief can dare to come in.

My Diwali Finale post. I had so much fun creating these looks. Hope you liked them. I tried to stick with Modern meets Ethnic theme for this festive season so combining a plain button down shirt with a beautiful lehenga by Priti Singhal styled with some breathtakingly majestic fashion jewellery by Aquamarine again. The whole point is to get creative and play around with the pieces in your closet. What are you wearing this Diwali season.. would love to know.
Signing off for the festive season with lots of good wishes from FUF

Have a very HAPPY, NOISE FREE & BLESSED DIWALI. May this festival of lights illuminate your life and bring you lots n lots of good health, wealth, prosperity & peace.
Be Safe & Have Fun!

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Lehenga : Priti Singhal, Shirt : Zara, Jewellery : Aquamarine, Cuff : my own, Lamp : flea market
Pics : Ushmi

Happy Dhanteras & Happy Diwali
xxx
Shonima Kaul

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Modern Princess !! Part Deux

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Taking forward my Modern Princess theme, this is the second version of how I styled the look. Half saris are totally cool way of draping this beautiful fabric incase you want to stay away from absolutely traditional style. I took a vibrant colour to match up with my Ivory earrings from Aquamarine. I have played with jewellery to come out with 2 versions of this look.

Hope you like the variations in the MODERN PRINCESS post.

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Sari : very old , Jewellery : Aquamarine, Crop Top : Vintage Earth, Shoes : Steve Madden
Pics : Ushmi

Location courtesy : Blanco

Happy Festivities
xxx
Shonima Kaul

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Modern Princess!! Part One

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This Princess does not have a carriage waiting for her to take her to the ball. Nor is she waiting for any Prince to come and save her. She is bold enough to drive her ownself to the ball if she decides to go. She is unapologetic about being the damsel who saves herself.
It’s a Neo interpretation of Modern ethnic wear and revamping the meaning of a “Key Piece”. I like my clothes to be strong and stylish , at the same time sensible. Here I am playing with 2 different capes from Global Desi & some beautiful jewellery from Aquamarine to add some spice to a normal crop top with trousers. Taking forward my India Modern theme, yet another take on amalgamation of Traditional & Modern
This is Part one of the series. Stay tuned for Part Deux of this look styled differently.
Hope you like it.

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A special mention about Blanco.. this Greece inspired restaurant will transport your to Santorini. The interiors are breathtakingly beautiful & the food is awesome with some great energy & music. Do visit.

Crop Top : Vintage Earth, Pink Cape & Blue dress worn as cape : Global Desi, Shoes : Steve Madden, Jewellery: Aquamarine

Location courtesy : Blanco
Pics : Ushmi Kanakia

Happy Festivities
xxx
Shonima Kaul

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Dusk!!

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Sailing across the twilight
Pushed gently by the wind
Gliding across the dusk sky
The darkness closes in

Remnants of Rain Storm
Drifting across the sky
Glistening with sunlight
as day becomes the night

The Sun hovers on the horizon
As night begins to fall
The darkness all around now
And the day has gone by.

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Another one from my Festive series.. Hope you all like it

Dress : Vintage earth, jewellery : Aquamarine, Dupatta : old one
Pics : Dimple Rana

Happy Festivities
xxx
Shonima Kaul

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India Modern!!

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I was recently following Amazon India Fashion Week being held at Delhi, the theme for which was “India Modern”. I love it because it fits totally with my Fashion sensibilities too. It connects modern to ethnic. The designers have gone to great lengths to bring this concept alive on Runways. The revival of Gold jewelry paired with modern silhouettes. The traditional Indian pieces being worn with fluid drapes just changes your perception towards these ornaments that we have only imagined with Indian wear. Can you tell me just  how many times has a Sari Reborn??  The innumerable times this traditional piece has been twisted and turned to make it as contemporary as possible is phenomenal sometimes hilarious. I mean we are now shortening the length of this garment to drape it as a Dhoti or wearing it over pants or doing some random things with it!! I am wondering how Draupadi would feel about it.

Having said that I salute the vision of these creative people who give us so much inspiration to work with and somewhat transform these ideas in our daily wear. We are seeing a massive wave of this kind of fusion all across. Bindis with shirts & jeans, Jhumkas with dresses, or Maang tikas with denims seems to be the direction in which our Modern India is moving. I remember a lot of eyebrows being raised when Sonam Kapoor was seen in a nose ring at Cannes Red carpet a few years ago. Many went on to say it was Blasphemy but that seems to be the norm today. More and more people are adapting risqué fashion. The weirder the better :-)

Looking at India in a contemporary way is the theme I thought of taking this festive season so I have decided to work on a fusion between traditional & modern. Mixing and matching everyday modern wear with something ethnic is the way I look at dressing up this season. So I chose this Anarkali to be worn as a cape over my denims. The simple ensemble has been brought alive by these beautiful pieces from Aquamarine Jewelry. I decided to wear something modern yet with a hint of Indianness & these beautiful gems just drove home the point.

This is the first post for this festive season. Wait for some more to come. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Denim Dungarees – Only, Anarkali worn as cape – lokhandwala market, Jewelery : Aquamarine, Shoes : Christian Loubutin
Pics : Ushmi Kanakia

Happy Festivities
xxx
Shonima Kaul

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