Polka Dots and Moonbeams

199 Polka Dots and MoonbeamsOkay, so the editing here is not crisp… Not very much. I tried something new, and was trying to achieve a vintage + light edit… Let’s say that! It sounds cooler. Thought this could be an infrequent series on the blog depending on as and when I really feel that “favourite factor, you know? Spotted this beaut at PAX where we stopped by after attending the Parvati Villa event, yesterday (yep, dragged the sister too + got to custom make my own Kolhapuri wedges at the elaborate store, but more on that later).

This is a swing dress from ASOS (meant for a tall person, assuming from the label on it); and is covered in polka dots. (For me, a sha-sha-shaw-shaw-shawty, it works as a sweet midi dress.) Could not resist! Picked it up for Rs. 550, uh-huh which is just the caramelised cherry on top of this vanilla cone. I might have to alter the straps and wear it with a lace bralette (for experimentation purposes) or with um, this black crop top worn over it. From KOOVS! What do you think? Cute, or should I just shut up already and act… Mute. Heh-heh. Okay, that was pretty lame. Sorry, folks. What’s been your favourite find of the week-that-has-been?

P.S. The picture was taken using a baby pink bed sheet as a curtain (for the background), hung over a wall parapet. 

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Artwork and picture by Roanna Fernandes

Boom Clap

198 Boom ClapOne of the cooler projects I’ve worked on – EVER – (but mostly) this year! (Actually, I’m also proud of this ONE.) Back to this one! Worked on this artwork for an e-mailer for Sony Music Entertainment (India) featuring the single Boom Clap by Charli XCX, sometime in August of this year. (There’s one more project I worked on for them, and I will share pictures, soon.) Okay, and this is unrelated (when is it ever not?) but I hate the WEE bit of Photoshop that’s been done on Charli XCX’s face and/or nose here (YOU KNOW YOU ARE!), because she’s so pretty otherwise, you know?

What do you think of this? Damn happy with the outcome! (First round of thanks belongs to this cool kid, Lara Pinto for getting me the gig.) Basically doodled my heart out in the background surrounding Charli XCX, whose collaborations with Iggy Azalea I’ve come to adore. That’s besides the point but I do have a knack for digressing, etc. Sorry for tooting my horn, might as well, seeing that I have one life and all that. Not that this is a jest, Universe. I’m pretty happy, okay? Farewell, before more nonsense ensues.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Truth or Bear

197 Truth or BearEver since bhane. revealed that they were working on an accessory line (sometime ago), I was pretty much hooked! Well, intrigued, I suppose. (Magali knows how much!) Then, I randomly started spotting pieces of their jewellery on an Instagram account of one (or two) of their employees + in an ELLE cover feature with Kiran Rao (sometime in August; the jewellery was launched recently on the website). Opinions, opinions (okay, my two paise) on the collection: I think it’s interesting that they’ve stuck to what they’re about – Basic, Clear, Minimalist, Wearable. I think they have a real thing going on here i.e. with the introduction of origami jewellery (the brooch pins are such a WIN!), and the dainty delicates – the arrow bracelet + necklace and the DOT pendant (and brooch pin, might I add) and not forgetting the midi ring sets – We want more of those. At least, I do.

I’m not certain how excellent/or not the quality will be over a period of time, but I’m very much buying this bear pin as soon as I hit “Publish”, I think. Oh, and it’s actually a boar pin – I’m calling it a bear because I like bears and this looks like one and it makes me think of/instantly reminds me of one of the constellations I really like – the Big Dipper, and then Ursa Major, if you may. What do you think of their jewellery? (Also, this pin is available to shop for, priced at Rs. 900.) // Other interesting news: Working on a separate set of business cards for myself. Don’t worry, the confetti ones will continue! I just like variation, c’est al.

P.S. SPOILER ALERT: This post wasn’t sponsored! I do really like their collection; it’s interesting and very much what bhane. is about – generally. Wish there were an introductory discount though, hahaha, but YEP! Can’t wait to possess one of these fellows. Let me know if you plan to get your paws on any… The squirrel’s quite fancy, too.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Oktoberfest

196 Oktoberfest

Oh, I am just thrilled that October is here! It’s one of my favourite months, and I am going to make sure I make good on all of the promises to myself and well, to others. But self-improvement is of essence so the rest comes later. How are you today? I hope well. I’ve gotten my groove back (when it comes to this planet), and I have just read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (cannot wait enough for the MOVIE) – not sure why I had to share that in the same breath. Wahoo! Okay, also, there should be a few reviews coming up covering: The Body Shop, Kronokare, possibly a What’s in My Bag? post and maybe one of those Currently Coveting ones. – Nothing’s sponsored! I just told you, just got my groove back y’all. (Please don’t steal this artwork, and post it as yours? But share it if you would like, and send over some credit where it’s due. I love you! I told you, October is one of my favourite-st months. Farewell, friends.)

P.S. Another good book that deserves an infinite round of applause is Habibi by Craig Thompson; just the cure for depressed illustrators, I would say? Read it, okay? I will be fabric shopping, soon. Got any good leads (Bombay)? I so wish I lived in Delhi. Or London, for that matter. Send me magical vibes, yougaiz!

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes