Pseudo Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer’18

Camera’s clicking, models on runway unruffled with those designer wear, trying to channelize their alter ego as if gaga whispering into their ear saying, “Walk – walk fashion baby, work it move that bitch crazy”.

Why that reference in particular if you may ask? Well, I couldn’t make it to the Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 which we fashion junkies look forward to attend & be spell bound by flamboyant designs that elevate our sense of existence, as I was caught up muddling through my new city life. But hey! That didn’t stop me from dressing up & embracing aesthetically appealing outfits! Just like last season, making an impact. Remember, NO? ( Link to AIFWAW17Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 )

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Hello drunkards! I know it has been a sad century & so I thought why not serve you guys a fresh hell & lit you up with something exceptional. Here I am, your boy with 2 new pseudo looks for the fashion week. If I would’ve gone I would’ve slayed only for 2 days & not more. Why? because it’s tiring af to scrape by all the 5 days, tbh. Too much whining, yeah? Let the glam begin!

Pseudo Day 1

Look I

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This outfit is from a collection called Samudra Manthan which is one of the well-known episodes of the Hindu mythology of obtaining 14 valuables that were sunk in the ocean, the story behind it is used in symbolic form where the fabrics play a key role is representing the elements of the story. The integration of the design and fabric in abstraction has turned out to be something you’d desire to wear at such an event being at your best, keeping your A game on & feeling not just fabulous but phenomenal.

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The ensemble is so utterly experimental that it definitely catches the eye & make heads turn. It lures you to try it on and wear it down the god damn red carpet & pose for those camera’s flashing! Also this piece is not just about an appearance shot but rather about you, making a statement for everyone to begin questioning their choices.

Footwear: Aldo

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Designer: Jubinav Chadha

Pseudo Day 2

Look II

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The event is all about expressing your sense of style and individuality in a way one would perceive you to be like that fresh breath of air that blew Marilyn Monroe’s skirt and she still had to put on a smile trying to hold it down, which is now an iconic pose. Similarly, the fabric and outfit is not always that easy to carry off but the trick is to smile and have fun while you flaunt it!

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Be fearless to carry this wherever you go, the designs are made in such a way they uplifts one’s spirit, boosting a person’s self-esteem to not give a “two fux” about what one has to criticize. They’re carefully designed for a modern man who dares to break the stereotypical pre-conceived notions & institute a quirky look for one to be remembered. So, take the chance to explore the suave you, be it a party or a social event.

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Quickly coming to the end of this story & keeping it a brief encounter because I’ll rather shut my blabber mouth down than to ruin the aesthetics by over explaining things, here. To all those who missed me at the event, I truly appreciate your affection & I absofuckinlutely adore you guys & those who didn’t, I love you peeps too! Keeping the hopes high, you’d certainly see me in the next season or I tend to show up in some or the other jazzy event anyway. Until then keep tuning through social media handles where I try & reply to all the relevant texts as much as I can.

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Do keep a track of my Instagram feeds, they’re booming. Stories, snaps & live feeds for everyday fashion tips & to have a glimpse of my hidden personal life (not so personal anymore). Feel free to write your opinion/suggestions in the comment section below.

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                                 L O O K B O O K

Outfit courtesyJubinav Chadha

Photography– Flawed Frames

 

See you soon. xo

Stay humble, stay stoned

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

 

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DIY Summer’17- Cold Shoulders For Men.

Tried & tested! Here’s a summer tip for my fancy boys & dainty girls: not even the most expensive sunscreen can protect your sweet soft skin from being sautéed. Bitter truth, yes. Setting down, get a snack, your boy has got a solution for this mess. Continue to read the article you sloths rather than just looking at the pictures.
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I always crib & I know you too, when you have to put your winter clothes back in the deepest section of your closets. The worst situation is when you had shopped the new winter collection but you can’t wear it because now it’s too hot to wear those beauts outside. Dishearteningly, you have to put them back until the next cold breeze knocks your gut.
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I’m talking about abstaining to expose your skin to the sun, directly. Now I’m not saying you to be nocturnal like me & get out of the house only at night (I do that a lot, it’s pleasant). I’m advising you to cover up your body parts when you go out. It’s good to hang around in tank tops & shorts when you’re in a mall or any closed, central air conditioned area but at places where your skin is directly exposed to sunlight, refrain yourself from wearing such clothes.
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Can I vent out my anger for a moment?- We humans are mean bastards, we have fucked the nature & now it’s Mama Nature’s way to take her revenge. Get out of your comfort zone you twats & start making up for it.
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You must be like “Look, who’s talking? Guy probably has all the privileges & now peaching us eco-shit” Yes & no. I do my part, you better do yours. That’s the only way how it’s going to work. Otherwise you know we’re already doomed. 
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Anyway today we are experimenting, stepping a level higher. How about cold shoulder cardigans for summer? Well you’re just a DIY away from experiencing this cool trend. If you’ve doubts, I’m here to clear em by showing you guys that men can also slay these dope shrugs.
Cold Shoulder Cardigans/Shirts--Why in summers? Because even when you got an umbrella with you, the sun is still going to fry you up. Don’t believe me, step outside. The only way out is to cover yourself up & when you’re back under a shed, take em off.
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DIY-

Take any old shirt (preferably boyfriend shirts), fold it equally by the sleeves & cut out the lower end near the shoulders in a circular manner. Yeah! It’s that simple.
I’ve made dozens of these using my dad’s old shirt, my mum’s old cardigan & my sister’s old jacket.
Though I got this readymade cold shoulder shrug from koovs, supremely soft & hella affordable.

AGATE STONE BROOCH :

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Agate stones are hypnotically mesmerising & are found in almost every colour, each one having different layers & pattern attached to it.
The artisans use it to make ornaments such as pins, brooches or other types of jewellery, paper knives, inkstands, marbles and seals. Agate is also used for decorative displays, cabochons, beads, carvings and Intarsia art as well as face-polished and tumble-polished specimens.

Gladly, I got this stunning piece of art from A’men Menswear on one of their preview events. And boy! Brooches never looked prettier than before.

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DIY- Old T-shirt

Correct me if I’m wrong but your closet is full of old, wrecked t-shirts which you don’t wear anymore. And even if you’ve given a few of em away to charity, you still own a lot of them. Well here’s an idea, what if you can wear each one of em in a different style & look completely kickass.

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I had this t-shirt with me for almost a decade (with a weird looking guy printed on it) which is now a vest. Thanks to my tremendously sharp scissors which hey! Btw my mom hates & would toss it away in the garbage if she ever has a chance. Why? Because her son is a crazy cloth ripper who cuts almost everything in his wardrobe.

Also hey! Happy Mother’s Day (day I’m writing this article)

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I have tied a knot on the back of my neck by taking both sides of vest to give an avant garde touch to the outfit, which also makes it a complexed crop top.
Related apparel/ accessories:
Corduroy trousers– Already blogged/ here’s the link: Hawaiian Hallucination- 4 Dreams Straight Outta Closet.
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That’s all for today, gotta rush. I’m working on something crazy already. See you guys soon, feel free to write your views in the comment section below.
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Stay hydrated & take your mother out on a date. 😗

Photography: Parth Avneesh


Akshay Sharma
NSS.

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Trend ’17- How To Mix Clothes of Different Fabrics Like A Pro?| High Shine & Thirst Traps With Denim

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You know that moment when you’re mad but you really don’t know why? Because
your feelings are so fucking blended. Everything’s jumbled up, even your emotions. No matter how hard you try to suppress, it vents out sooner or later. And the longer the suppression, the worse is the mental breakdown. I feel our minds are like unbreakable balloons & when they get filled up, more than their capacity, they explode. Getting me? No. Okay. All I’m trying to say Read More

Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

A constant fear of smudging up the lipstick you’re wearing for the first time. Never knew it’d be a gruelling task to control sneezing when down with cold & no idea of how to chomp a burger without ruining everything…

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Hi fam! I attended this week’s most anticipated event which every fashion enthusiast sits tight for. The Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter ’17 with Maybelline New York and boy! It was all glitzy & glamorous.
From veteran designers to street style-inspired folk, ramp walks with captivating jazz music in the background to celebs spotting, it was one big fashion fiesta.

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Survivor of the wilds

They’re the ones who weren’t born to live under a concrete roof because they felt contented when lost in the woods. They found utmost peace in solitude & ease in an empty room. Books became their friends when everybody refused to play with them. They were harmless but were loathed by others, mostly for the way they looked & expressed themselves.
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What exactly differentiate demons from angels? Their appearance or actions? There’s an imaginary chip which has been forcefully fitted in our minds telling us what’s right & what’s not. We look at a person, scan him, match him with the database stored & if he passes the evaluation, we move ahead. You think that’s how the world works but who exactly lead down the norms of a perfect world?
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He was one of them. It took him a lot of time & gazillion of hurdles to realize that he wasn’t defined by the way they looked at him. Things started to change just when he made peace with his soul. He stopped walking with his head held down, covering up things which made him look different.
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The ‘normal’ human beings were astounded. The conservatives who weren’t able to understand the complexity, revolted. Some of them stayed dormant & others stood up against the inhumanity. It wasn’t much complicated as it seemed, they were just common people born differently.
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They constantly tried to explain the fact that that they couldn’t help with the way they were destined to born & that they just wanted to be treated equally. They didn’t want to be victimised nor they wanted to be used as pawns in the bitter world.
For a long time they wore a mask to hide their divergences. They were frightened that they would be segregated from the rest of the world. They felt too much.
But what happens when you try to fill a glass with water more than it’s capacity to contain? It pours out. They were filled up with such strong emotions and the bomb inside was ready to explode.
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They pleaded for a safe place. A place where they could breathe without being afraid. Their existence mattered, it was their right.

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They were relentless. 
Makeup Courtesy: Ansh Bakshi

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Nail art for Men- Introduction

Okay let’s get this straight. People won’t stop judging you no matter how high you get on their “Perfection meter” Let say if a girl is wearing shorts or her bra strap is visible or she’s having a smoke with her friends or all of the above, they won’t take another second to title her as a slut. And wait it doesn’t end here, if her body is fully covered with ethnic wear or a saree they’d call her a behenji or Gavar.

I personally got over this bullshit long time ago. Tell me what’s feminine to you? Few years ago men were tabooed to have piercings, colourful pants, long hair buns etc. They might address you with different slang but hey keeping a beard and having such a mentality doesn’t make you a lumbersexual but rather a bitch.

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Men & women are not safe in our country walking alone at late night so forget about ‘free the nipple campaign’or ‘No Pants Friday’ to happen.

Anyway I said to myself let’s do something which you really really want to do & which brings you closer to the person who you really are. And hence Nail art is on of those things. Some of you will say “Ah! Definitely something is wrong this guy?”

But keeping my hopes held high, some of you might actually like this & say “Man! This shit is actually inspiring” Like they say ” Hope keeps us alive”.

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Anyway so coming to today’s matter of attraction. I present you guys a whole new amazingly colourful concept of painting your nails or as we call it “Nail art for men” So I know I’m not the first one do this but usually you don’t see men in India wearing it. Maybe they don’t like it or consider it very feminine. But hey! If you think wearing beautiful colours make you less of a man? Shut down this article right away.

Fashion is limitless. Your mind has immense power to bring out beautiful and crazy ideas everyday. And this is what I truly believe in.

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the above hand isn’t mine. haha.

On one hand people talk about equality, love, peace, justice for all. But on the other hand they become completely narrow minded & deny the fact that everybody has the right to do things the way they want.

Enough with this drama I’m starting here as if my readers actually believe and love this colorful piece of art. I had this in my mind for a long time but to bring it officially I had to go to proper nail art shop & so I did.

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3rd floor Select Citywalk Saket

Nervous but confident outside, I headed to select citywalk to finally had it done. I entered & asked the nail art designer to get the art done on my hands. All of them went stunned as if they saw a monster or whatever haha. They said ” Sir we only do for girls” I replied ” Well, everybody has the same fingers & nails so how does it matter?” & after a quest they finally agreed to it.

As you can see there were many options out of which I chose these two as 1.) they looked pretty af. 2.) the colour combination went with my outfit. There were hundreds of variety you could choose from.

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I’m a newbie so I really don’t know how to do it at home but I’m being taught by one of my friends. So yes it’s easy peasy japaneasy to get it done at your home.

Take it as my new year resolution though I don’t believe a thing like this exist. I’m gonna ship nail art as much as I can. This is just the intro.

Also I’ll bring you guys different crazy & uber fashion ideas and tips every now & then.

Stay tuned & spread love.

Don’t forget to write down your valuable comments down there.

Akshay Sharma

NSS.