I’m studiously dedicated to a piece of statement jewelry everytime I play dress up. To me it narrates a story that a dress alone fails to.
Either in the form of a patch on your denims or worked up all over your dress, embroidery is essential to your wardrobe.
You’ve made your resolutions for the new year, test-driven these resolutions in January and have come to terms with more realistic goals for February and onwards. This happens to me each and every single year. February is when I actually begin to be proactive and get things up and running.
Besides, February is also my birthday month which I’ve conveniently renamed as #FierceFebruary. It’s the one month where I fiercely follow all my inner desires and motivations.
To kickstart the month, here’s just a few more than a few pictures of myself in all my favorite things- a bodycon jumpsuit, 6-inch heels, gold hoops, a smokey eye and some bronzed skin in good measure- all the things that make me FEEL fierce. Although mind you, being fierce from the inside is an energy altogether. It’s powerful and pushes you to work harder and achieve better. It’s a force to get on board with.
There’s a little movement brewing, if you’re aware of it or not. Call it an extension of the 90s grunge movement but this is not just restricted to blacks,whites and greys (and an occasional plaid here and there). My mood board for this editorial consisted of a lot of rave, punk rock, streetwear, Gwen Stefani and kawaii fashion. It’s very fresh, modern, rebellious, empowering and experimental. There are dolls involved, Barbie font, emojis, mermaids and unicorns in abundance, controversial slogan tees, space buns, Korean language and celebrity faces. The undisputed QWEEEN of this moment is the 87-year old fashion icon Baddie Winkle. In the retail department, it’s no surprise that t-shirts with slogans that read- “Don’t txt yr ex”, “Drinking about you”, “baby girl”, “100% unicorn” are on the rise. There’s of course, a small but steady population in India that has warmed up to this aesthetic- and online shopping portals like Celestial Kitten are fulfilling the demands of this population.
I chose pink as the central, most important color of this revolution and perspex/ transparent anything as the most important texture and created a little editorial lookbook alongside photographer Anand John Wesley to create an excessively saccharine look. Scroll down for more images!