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217. Thrilled…..


Excited to see my name in Avant Garde Magazine October/November issue (see it here) as a stylist along with Nicole Hernandez.

Thanks to Tauna, Dynamite Editorials for the wonderful opportunity to style Samantha Plantaric in ModTex Photoshoot. Appreciate Therese Marie Photography for wonderful captures.

Behind the scene captures of Modtex Photoshoot from my previous blog post…..

http://shwezadinacharya.com/2013/08/19/193-mod-tex-photoshoot/

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208. Magic hands of Kutch


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This beautiful needle art form originated in Kutch, Gujarat, India. It is kind of interlaced herringbone stitch and gives the impression of Armenian embroidery! Mostly the Kutch work enhanced and embedded with mirrors, which makes it most splendid embroidery on clothing. The use of colors, placement of mirrors, overall style and design makes a great ornamentation for garment. Creative usage of all design elements makes Kutch work as a great fashion.

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This is one of my Kutch needle work on kameez (Knee length top usually worn over leggings).  I used black and sap green silk thread for Kutch work and multicolored silk thread for mirrors.

Also Kutch artisans have a beautiful art heritage in creating Bhungas(mud house) with dazzling mirror walls.

http://lifeisavacation.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/mud-mirror-art-india/

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Mud word and Abhala (small pieces of glasses ) is the only old Kutch Art done till today. This work was first carried out on walls but now they are carrying out on the walls in the ceiling and on the exterior of the home.

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207. Antiquity behind Beauty Spot


Always wonder why mom used to keep a spot with black kohl, on my cheek or towards left of left eye. She always said its a beauty spot which makes you look more beautiful and keeps you away from evil eyes. I had this spot throughout childhood in my make up. And gradually stopped keeping it myself.

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Surprisingly I never thought of it until few days back when I heard about Roman’s were using patches. History says the beauty patches are ancient. They are used from Egyptian times, initially its used to hide the scars and patches on their faces. As time passed, (considered from 18th century) the functional purpose of patches turned into fashion.

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Initially  taffeta was used to make little plasters and was cut into different shapes.  Shapes were the crescent moon, the star, different flowers, and even animals or people.  The face looked like a shadow-play performance.

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Their positions on the face varied.  There were, however, some favourite places.  The seven principal ones were:  at the corner of the eye, la passionnee;  la galante, in the middle of the cheek;  la baiseuse, at the corner of the mouth;  on a pimple, la receleuse;  on the nose, l’effrontee;  la coquette, on the lips.  A round patch was called l’assassine.  At one time, women wore patches circled with diamonds on their right temple.

(Source: http://marilynkaydennis.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/the-fashion-of-beauty-patches/)

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Few antique Patch Boxes!!

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206. Freaking Corset


I recently discovered Cathie Jung’s corset in one of my classes. It is so shocking to believe that someone have a 15” waist. Yes its totally true, the smallest waist belongs to Cathie Jung (USA, b. 1937), who stands at 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in).

[http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/smallest-waist-living-person/]

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Her interest in Victorian dresses and corsets inspired her to do this on aging 70 years old body. I feel it as ironic and extreme experiment to prove one’s enthusiasm over Victorian dresses :/

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200. Eyeliner with a twist


Hello guys how are you today….

I had a busy but interesting day at both work and college…..

I was so astonished to learn Egyptian fashion history today. Surprised to find out many resembles between past Egyptian and Indian believes. Most of their fashion resembles Indian but not sure who draw the inspiration from whom. Of Course I’m digging in to get to know ;)…….

Egyptians believed natural kohl eyeliners as protectors for eyes from sun and the heat. But the beauty and craft of eyeliner bottles is just awesome.

Today I came across a well engraved wooden craft which looks like a pen, but you know what its a Egyptian eyeliner. It was very hard to identify it as a eyeliner. Though I did not take a picture of it, I was able to find few eyeliner bottles through internet, which resembles the same.

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195. MOD TEX Photoshoot


Photoshoot @ Recycle and reuse clothing store, ModTex produced by Dynamite Editorials was an amazing exposure for all fashion professionals.The event was colorful, busy and well executed. All booming fashion professionals like photographers, bloggers, stylists, jewelry designers made this event look crisp and fresh.

Dynamite Editorials is a fashion editorial production company developed to educate young fashion professionals.

I was glad to be the part of this great photoshoot. I was assigned to style Samantha Plan for the photoshoot. She was the host for the videos and the model. She was looking stunning with each look. Respite, I just loved the store Mod Tex. Their idea of buy sell trade process inspired me.

Special thanks to Tauna Carson and the team of Dynamite Editorial for giving me the opportunity.

Few of my mobile clicks…….

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173. Punk Rush @ Met Gala 2013


Punk is one such shock trends that marry lifestyle together with quality craftsmanship, which emerged in 2010. It is mostly like one’s dressing with their attitude towards life fused with their sense of fashion taste.

Now the Punk is rushing back to influence the fashion conscious of 2013. To celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute 2013 exhibit, with the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” Hollywood celebrities and designers picked out their skittish trend setting looks.

Celebrities endeavored to rival the theme. And in the same time some were just with the hottest designs irrelevant to the theme.

Magnificent looks of the night include Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Rooney Mara.

Few of my favorite looks goes here……..

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