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I’ve always maintained that fashion & styling for me, are like a blank canvas waiting to be filled up with your vivid imagination and wild ideas. You can tell any story you want, become any character you desire, and look like a million bucks without actually spending much. Last week I was invited to the Max fashion store at Hyderabad, to pick and style a few pieces from their recently launched Winter Collection. The store has been surprising me with every visit with their International trends at affordable prices and the rate at which new products are being churned out every few weeks.

My style has always leaned towards the ‘casual and laid back’ side, but this time after browsing through the collection I wanted to do something very different. As a blogger and an artist I have a constant stream of visual story telling ideas buzzing through my mind, and sometimes the outfit, the backdrop, the styling, the theme and the photography – it all falls into place like a perfectly written story.

A pair of printed pants and a stunning faux leather vest formed the base for this outfit. Once the base is sorted, you are free to mold, sculpt and shape your look to perfection in any way you please. After browsing through my accessory collection, and a brainstorming session with my photographer, we decided to do a tough grunge look while still retaining a bit of femininity and grace, with the color black, being the main focus. I personally find it fascinating how dressing a certain way can bring out certain traits and characteristics in your behavior, that are associated with that particular look. The texture of the vest, the sharp angles of the necklace adding a toughness to the look and the skinny printed pants, the casual ease of sunglasses on your head providing the much needed feminine balance!

Leather jackets/vests make a statement no matter how you wear them. I am strictly against pure leather, but here are some tips on styling a faux leather vest:

  • Make it an all black or shades of grey/black look like the one am wearing
  • Style it over maxi dresses to toughen up the look a bit
  • Try a different shade of faux leather like burgundy or dark blue instead of black
  • Wear it on white or any light colored tops & dresses for a contrast

Visual story telling is an art, and I think we’ve achieved more than what we could hope for while styling and shooting for this look. Waking up at 5am for this was totally worth it! 

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(faux) leather vest & pant: Max fashions | Shoes: Catwalk | Sunglasses and necklace: Forever21
Photography by: Divya Medikonda’s Perspective

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Max fashion festive collection

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With festive season and the wedding season nearly upon us, we can expect to see quite a lot of people dressed in their traditional best. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with MaxFashion and style two looks from their latest Festive Wear collection. Now, if you have been following my blog long enough you will know that Max happens to be one of my favorite low budget brands. Almost every other post of mine has something from Max. What started out as a pocket friendly shopping experience during college days, continued to be a much loved and regularly visited store for me. It’s one of the best places to buy casual tshirts and casual kurtis, the kind of ones that you can keep buying every couple of months without hurting your bank balance! What I tend to love about Max is that you could give your whole wardrobe a makeover and still be within your budget. They have always been known to make excellent traditional wear but since the past couple of years they have stepped up their game by incorporating almost all the latest trends in their western wear section. 
I decided to put together two looks in complete contrast to each other. Diwali gives you an option to experiment with you style choices like no other festival. You could be dressed traditional and demure or go all out with a bling-bling saree for the night (after all it’s the festival of lights!) or try something eclectic and fun, at the same time giving it a traditional twist.
Look 1
The moment I tried on this black kurti I knew I had to have it! After walking around the store twice and not finding anything to pair it with, I was still not ready to let it go. I decided to channel the inner flower child in me, and pair it with a bright red crushed cotton skirt. I love how the simplicity of both the pieces brings about such a pleasant and unique combination. If you to stand out from the crowd this Diwali, try this look and load on the jewelry. 

Look 2

I love the bright orange kurta and the simplicity of this look. If I was going to spend time at home arranging the decorations, sprucing up the place, lighting diyas – this would be the outfit I would pick. Comfortable, bright and easy to move around in. 

Look 1: Kurta and skirt – Max fashion 
Look 2: Churidar set & shoes – Max fashion
Let me know which look was your favorite! 
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