haute couleur








{ 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

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!

Do you have a funny fashion secret? Share it with me in the comments section.

Bisou bisou,

  • hand candy June 16, 2012


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01456830651798911166 chp_dzn

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Great colour blocking, and love your backdrop!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://namesjaney.wordpress.com/ namesjaney

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00770606401983586063 Karishma

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

  • http://miffalicious.wordpress.com/ miffalicious

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

    Love, Miffalicious. [miffalicious.wordpress.com]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12833114395748648272 Nidhi Mahajan

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

    ❤ Fabulous Little

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00095971602214226093 Roxanne

    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!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16732376514093457437 bulbulvish

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

    Elegance Stylized Blog❤

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06042565638777422112 8teen Style Boulevard

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14749256427694511380 Fashion Bombay

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08630046848055525868 Priya Adivarekar

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12852082564273548029 SAYANTANI SAHA

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

  • http://styleinked.com/ manvi gandotra

    You look just brilliant! great pics!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06433385268673749726 Indian Beauty

    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….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09731936812899589404 Style-Delights

    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!
    Style-Delights Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14847029714989062215 songbird

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14919182641882600546 Sonshu

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11730060880642995250 Ila Johari

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


  • http://www.deccansojourn.com/ Roopa Pavan

    very beautiful..

  • Anonymous

    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!

  • http://stylemynt.com/author/namrata/ Namrata

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12163551906999740319 The not so girly blog

    those pants! wow! you look beautiful! u have a lovely blog.welcome us as ur new followers!
    do visit us too, and follow back, if you like what you see :)
    the blog is a virtual birthday surprise for my bestie. would be glad if u could drop by ur wishes! she has been reading ur blog, and is quite fond of it :)

    looking fwd to more posts from ur side!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10607175557750910947 Zarine Mohideen

    Oooh! those pants are fab! And SO cheap!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01157704981300622695 Suvanjana

    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…. :)

  • http://stylesaint.com/ Saint Allison

    Love the color-blocking in your outfit!

    Thank you for being part of the StyleSaint community.


  • http://theheadtiltblog.wordpress.com/ HeadTilt

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14463909027978923260 pooh

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10367298942798690288 Tanvi Ajmera

    super steal with the pants! love ‘em

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10860910266352226688 Nimrit Sidhu

    OMG that fun added by color blocking is superb… and jus 60 bucks :0 SO cheap…. loved the entire look :))

  • http://fashion.eastgradcreative.com/ Animesh

    Wonderful photos!
    Rs. 60 pants!?
    Awesome combination!
    End result: You look great!