Even though the world is more connected today, this current pandemic has made us look inwards, at ourselves and our country. Now more than ever we need to shop and support local – which shouldn’t be hard given the great designers and brands we have on offer at our doorsteps. Anyone who knows me, knows that my style veers towards flowy,
Having lived in Mumbai my whole life, and having complained about the city as much, it took a lockdown for me to appreciate this place that I’ve called home for 34 years. Weekends spent debating with friends about the best restaurant to go to (hoping we’d get a table) to weekdays spent in commute and complaining about the crazy traffic,
(Of a woman) attractively small and dainty.
Apparently, we stop growing (height-wise) after the age of 15. I realised that little fun-fact when I turned 16. I was 5’2 and what accompanied my tiny frame was a pair of shockingly short legs. Not that I ever wanted to pursue modelling, but I scratched it off my list of possible career paths.
With the world going into lockdown and people having to stay indoors, working from home (#WFH) has become the new normal. This slowing down of pace has changed the way people dress, veering more towards relaxed, comfy silhouettes, whilst still keeping stylish. Be it the trusted trackie or our all-time favourite white t-shirt; some of our favourite girls share their #WFH looks –
It was day 48 of the Covid-19 lockdown. Regular life had come to a standstill. Everyone seemed to have been growing more irritable, caged in, on edge, and anxiously waiting for life to go back to normal. While I sympathised with everyone developing lockdown lethargy, I reminded myself that it is important we all do our part in maintaining our sanity.
We live in unique times. Thanks to social media, being a celebrity isn’t that difficult anymore. And being a designer, even easier. However, building a brand? Now that’s a whole other story. Be it a designer label or an influencer profile, launching (and sustaining) a brand takes a lot of time, effort and most of all unwavering commitment!
Where do you look when you’re in need of some serious fashion inspiration? For me, I turn to my favourite TV shows and the extremely stylish women they feature. Although all my favourite shows are set in a different era (coincidence much?), they all have great trends that can easily be adapted to modern times. (thank you Pinterest!)
Betty Draper on Mad Men
The white sunglasses.
So it all started when I was 15. FRIENDS launched in India in the late ‘90s, early 2000 and it was everything our generation was looking for in television. Having had a keen interest in fashion, the obsession with Rachel Green and her wardrobe was inevitable. But here I am 20 years later and the obsession seems to grow!
We love celebrities and by association their pets. If you think about it, that sentence could work vice versa too! Here are some pets to make you go “aww” this week:
Alia Bhatt’s Cat Edward
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like mother like cat ????♀️????
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Music used to be my escape; eventually however, I could predict the next song on the radio and my morning moods weren’t consistent enough for my Spotify’s Discover Weekly, podcasts became an almost natural replacement.
Much like how podcasts turned my 45-minute drives to work from a dreary hell to an intellectual haven, they have saved me from my mind’s uncontrolled thoughts during lockdown’s quiet.
We know you must be wondering, what is point of styling tips when we can’t leave the house? But at StyleCracker we like planning ahead, so try these tips at home and be ready to come out of this lockdown with some really cool new outfits.
At StyleCracker summer has us dreaming of white sandy beaches,
Whether you call it a tote, a hold-all or a giant handbag; we can all agree that it’s a boon to have at least one of these in your life. Because apart from the regular laptop and makeup case, we now have the added responsibility of carrying a sanitiser, mask, tissues and other paraphernalia to keep us kicking those germs and staying healthy everyday.