Monthly Archives: March 2011

Barbecue And A New Outfit

Winter’s passed and here’s Spring! A reawakening; a rebirth, of trees and plants stripped of green, of animals torpid and people of dry, monotonous lives.

“The heart is abloom; Shoots up through the stony ground”, there’s a song in it and tunes all around. (Well, the part in quotes is by U2 and then I made up that last bit)

Anyway, my friends and I had a barbeque party to greet this long awaited guest, who stays short but leaves memories that last long. While everyone tore at the poor, tortured chicken, I tamely had my BBQ’d mushrooms and peppers that were simply scrumptious. (If you didn’t already know, I have always been an eggitarian and always will be. Take that all you who thought I’d go UK and promptly turn into a meat devouring carnivore. And I’m not boring. At all.)

I digress. So here’s the fashion element, I’m going to India very soon, practically next week (eeek! I can’t wait) and I obviously have been shopping a lot for gifts (Ok, Mostly gifts) and I accidentally ended up buying this top and shorts and well, shoes. In my defence, the hat and tights and I are Old! Really.

I was fooling around with my camera (that I still don’t know to properly use) and managed to click these photos. I love the way the sparks from the BBQ grill made all those little squiggles (like a light painting!) and I also love the way the coal is burning purple!

Alright, alright here are photos of my new clothes!


Stat Thr3ads

Stat Threads in association with Facebook, is back after an epoch of styling posts here at Loose Threads. Afshan Tahir (remember her from my previous blog entries?) says,

“ To all the people who Exercise
And of course those who don’t….

1. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A turtle doesn’t run, does nothing .. yet lives for 450 years.

Sleep Well… EAT Well!!! ;-)”

After many years of existence, I finally find a non- dieting, no fuss, no frills, say-no-to-exercise activist, just like me! You go girl!

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The BGD- The Sequel

Remember I mentioned “perfume ad” in my previous post? That got the wheels in my head turning and I cornered a friend to do a couple of very simple edits for me. He agreed but begged me not to mention his name here. Modesty? Maintaining a low profile? Anyway, they’ve really turned out well and I’m also very pleased with his promptness in working on them and sending them in. Its amazing how the whole picture has been transformed to look like its an ad for Midnight Poison the latest of Dior’s perfumes in the Poison series.

First come the original advertisements with Eva Green (Green? More blue really) in the beautiful Dior dress.

And then, here comes our version with Parmesh in the gorgeous Silons dress.

With this will come the end of the series of images from my first shoot with my team Kumar Chan the tog and Afshan Tahir the MUA; Myra A’mani Khawaja and Parmesh Nijjar the models; Aravind Subramani the assistant photographer and the breathtaking garments by Silons, UK.

As Sephora says it, “From a mysterious, sensual fragrance, a new Cinderella is born” and as I’d say it, “From a fantastic, energetic team, many Cinderellas are born”! Stay tuned for more photos of lovely transformations!

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The BGD (Big Green Dress)

Beautiful Parmie in the beautiful green dress was shot swirling and twirling on the same day as my debut shoot as stylist. For this garment, we gave a flirty, seductive, perfume ad-sy feel with the slicked back wet hair, dark, smoky eyes and nude lips.

I love the pulsating high fashion vibe in all the photos and the fact that we’ve managed to get some breezy pictures with absolutely no wind at all!

Liked these? Have a look at the other pictures from the same shoot here, here and here.

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My First Shoot As Stylist! The Post Production

Today there’s some good news and bad news. The way I like it, I’m breaking the bad news first. I witnessed the untimely demise of my beloved laptop Annecto, when he started smoking from his charging socket. No need to despair though, here’s the good news, he is going to be visiting the surgeon soon and he’ll be whirring and clicking again! (Or so I hope)

And for those of you who are wondering, Annecto is Latin for “connect”. I named him that simply because, though I now live continents away, with him I Never have and never will miss home! You are missed Annecto.

To lift spirits up, here’s another good news..

Ladies and the smidgen of gentlemen who read my blog, here they are at last!  With great pride I present to you, The much awaited final edits of my trial as fashion stylist! (Wow! I could almost hear the drum-roll in the background when I said that).

The photos have been retouched by the photographer Kumar. Since I wanted the catalog look going, I asked for a completely plain white background. I’ll post some more retouched pictures later where he’s given some beautiful effects.

I loved everything about this shoot, right from the clothes, the make-up and the photos to the people, the atmosphere and the great team work! It was the very first time I met this amazingly talented group and not for a second did they dither to make me feel comfy at what I was doing. Thanks for everything guys and here’s to more such creative sessions! Cheers! x

(You can see the Making and Production of the shoot here)

P.S.: What do you think I should name this shoot? My mind draws a blank. The best name, from you readers will be featured in my next entry with due credit to the creative soul 🙂

P.P.S.: This isn’t the end of this session. Stay tuned for some more retouched images soon and you won’t be disappointed with the wait. This is a promise.

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