Friday, May 18, 2012

haute couleur

natural light, camera, action! 

my outfit shoots rarely go as smoothly as i'd like them to, but a few bumps along the road are always exciting. unplanned guest appearances, spontaneous cardio sessions and unsolicited advice from helpful passersby seem to pepper each session with laughs.

though it isn't always obvious, if you look beyond the veil of the pretty pictures and connect the dots, they always tell a story.

here are a few behind the scenes secrets from this shoot :
  •  i'm posing against a fresco depicting the dutch invasion of chennai that sparked quite the controversy back in 2007.
  •  i was too lazy to style my hair. this is what my natural, untouched hair looks like.
  • i bought these pants off the street for rs.60.
  •  parizad had to stand across the street to capture the full length shots or surrender her soul to the wrath of mumbai traffic
  • a naval officer chased us off before we were finished so we had to take the bag shots while we were running away!
  • i decided to pose without my sunglasses for a change on because i was worried people might think i was blind!
 { pants : santacruz station road, top : borrowed from mom, jacket : bought in london, necklace : diy, cuff and bag : bought in dubai, shoes : christmas gift, ring : hill road, sunnies : prada minimal baroque }

 photography : parizad d

do you have a funny fashion secret? share it with me in the comments section.

bisou bisou,
anushka xx


chp_dzn said...

You got that beauty for Rs.60?? :O Shit how cool is that! :D

Natasha Fatah said...

Great colour blocking, and love your backdrop!

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

namesjaney said...

Hi :)

That is such a great back drop for an outfit post. It adds so much more life!
Your hair is like that naturally!? My goodness you are so lucky! Those shoes are absolutely beautiful, I wish I could be gifted those (must remember to put shoes on gifts I will be accepting list) and you borrowed that top from your mum? well - I can see where you get your amazing style sense from! :)

Overall, this is such a gorgeous, bold outfit and i love it in its entirety!

Karishma said...

I need to go check out santacruz station road right away!!

miffalicious said...

Gorgeous colour blocking, and those pants are such a steal. Adore!

Love, Miffalicious. []

Nidhi Mahajan said...

Amazing look! I was hoping to see a picture of you without those sunnies! You are a stunner! Also, 60 bucks? :O

❤ Fabulous Little

Roxanne said...

Where in Santa Cruz? Gosh I visit that place so many times a month to buy my supplies and I've never come across something like that!!

bulbulvish said...

You look great..lovely color blocking:)
looking great without sunnies too:)

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8teen Style Boulevard said...

You look amazing! These colors look SO beautiful together.. :) Keep such posts coming! :D


Fashion Bombay said...

I'm sure none of us would dare think you're blind. You wouldn't have such great sense of colours and styling if you were :P

Priya Adivarekar said...

Eeeep Anushka! Loving the colour blocking. Also, You are one lucky girl, 60 friggin bucks is such a cool bargain.
Much love!


You always find the best places to take your pictures! And those pants..Rs 60..seriously? They're gorgeous!

manvi gandotra said...

You look just brilliant! great pics!


Indian Beauty said...

First of all....You look amazing even without styling your hair..and what those pants are for Rs.60..OMG I want to come back to India! I love the way you described behind the scenes....

Style-Delights said...

I love the background in ur pics! And somebody should report this to the police - Rs 60 for these pants- highway robbery!! LOL! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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songbird said...

i don't even get shorts to wear at home for 60 bucks..this is awesome..and the wall is so beautiful!

Sonshu said...

Wait. DID I HEAR RS 60? Omg. Lucky you! Oh and I love those pants! Your shades are pretty awesome too!


Ila Johari said...

The pants- are the talk of the town by now! But you have taken them to another level with the color combinations.
Absolutely Adore

Roopa Pavan said...

very beautiful..

Anonymous said...

Could you o do a post on the hourglass figure? I'm heavy both on the top and the bottom and i love your blog and I think only you can help me decide what is right for me to wear! Please heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppppp!

Namrata said...

Hi Anushka,

Such a refreshing post, I love the shoot and glad you managed to capture it despite the naval officer chasing you :) Your ensemble is befitting for this season, and I love the way you've played with pops of colour! Looking forward to you next post.

Much love, Namrata

The not so girly blog said...

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looking fwd to more posts from ur side!

Zarine Mohideen said...

Oooh! those pants are fab! And SO cheap!

Suvanjana said...

I must say u have an awesome sense of fashion...been following for blog for some time now....but putting in a comment for the first time...i absolutely love the pants.... :)

Saint Allison said...

Love the color-blocking in your outfit!

Thank you for being part of the StyleSaint community.


HeadTilt said...

Beautiful color-blocking! And those pants are such a steal ;)
Love it!