Wednesday, 5 October 2011


I'm supposed to write an article on something! Creative juices are not flowing!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lovin' the Lens

I've have this new found love for photography these days! And i'm beginning to really enjoy it. I came across this lovely quote, which pretty much sums it all up.
"You don't take a photograph.  You ask, quietly, to borrow it." The author is unknown, but the person knew what he/she was talking about!
Here are a couple of pictures I took during a walk around town. Hope you like them.

In the shoes of Edie Sedwick

So my friend decided to do a project based on Andy Warhol's factory. The factory, was basically a studio apartment located on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The original Factory was often referred to by those who frequented it as the Silver Factory. Covered with tin foil and silver paint, the Factory was decorated by Warhol's friend Billy Name, who was also the in-house photographer at the Factory. Warhol would often bring in silver balloons to drift around the ceiling.
Warhol had a group of people he worked with called the 'factory people', Edie Sedwick was one of them.It became a meeting place of artists and musicians such as Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Truman Capote and Mick Jagger. 
When we first read it up, it seemed like such a free place to be in. It seemed like this unearthly place where creative people met, spit-balled ideas, did their own thing!

it was famous for nudity, graphic sexuality, drug use, same-sex relations and transgender characters.
So coming back to Edie Sedwick. When I first saw her picture, I imagined this carefree, beautiful woman who seemed to be brimming with life!
I mean, look at her. She seems like one those beautiful creatures who have everything in the world going for them. the beauty, the fame and the fortune. That is the problem with us, when we see a beautiful person, we instantly make assumptions about the kind of life they lead.
Only when I saw the movie Factory Girl and read up a little more about her, I realized how tragic her life really was.
Its hard for me to believe how a beautiful woman of 28, died due to ethanol intoxication!
It just makes me so sad! And angry!
Her relationships with Bob Dylan, Bob Neuwirth and Andy Warhol  consumed her and added to her fragility and insecurities.
"It was really sad - Bobby [Neuwirth]'s and my affair. The only true, passionate, and lasting love scene, and I practically ended up in the psychopathic ward. I had really learned about sex from him, making love, loving, giving. It just completely blew my mind - it drove me insane. I was like a sex slave to this man. I could make love for forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, without getting tired. But the minute he left me alone, I felt so empty and lost that I would start popping pills.."
Her infamous quote on her relationship with Bob Neuwirth.
Sedgwick was buried in the small Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California in a simple grave. Her epitaph reads "Edith Sedgwick Post – Wife Of Michael Brett Post. Although Sienna Miller did a pretty fine job with the role, the movie lacked intensity for me. It didn't want to make me cry and go into a big black hole of depression. but when I read about Edie's life, I realllly did!
So now i plan to watch a soppy movie which makes me believe in life again :/
just kidding folks, Im alright. Just a little blue, if you may.
Planning to watch Sweet Home Alabama to lighten things up XD
Till next time,
                                                                               Au revoir and truckloads of love! xxx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Back with a Bang! Quite literally. ;/

Sorry for being MIA. Things have been a little crazy over the past week! The sheer amount of work for this month is driving me over the edge. Along with the additional pressures of basic survival, I'm very close to losing all my hair! 
Apart from my life and my little problems, our country hasn't been doing very well either.  Least a dozen people were killed by a bomb blast Wednesday morning (7th September) at the Delhi High Court. Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the nation that his government would not succumb to terrorism, the blast has raised several concerns about basic security. 
What really pains me is even after the disastrous 26/11 bombings that happened in Bombay in 2010, the government doesn't seem to have taken any measures to tighten the security and vigilance. 
As if this wasn't bad enough, an Earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, rocked New Delhi at around 11:30 pm.
Although no destruction of life or property was reported, its pretty scary. Not a good day for the people of India!
Anyway, now that I'm back on the radar, I will be posting regularly. So till then, 
Smile, cause it doesn't cost a dime

Monday, 18 July 2011

Owl tree!

You will be happy to know that I finished decorating my door. This is what happens when you're stuck at home during the holidays with too much time on your hands!
But honestly, it doesn't look that bad after all. Tee Hee

René Gruau. J'adore!

Going through some stuff on the internet for my project, I came across the work of Rene Gruau.
a renowned fashion illustrator whose exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry. His designs portrayed the new fashion that emerged in the industry during the late 1900's. His work included designs for Dior, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin and  Schiaparelli. His work has also been displayed in the Louvre, Paris.Check out these fabulous illustrations! I for one, am in LOVE.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fashion Police

So, I've been watching Gossip Girl for a while now and I have to admit, it is quite addictive. And how can it not be with all the gorgeous clothes the women in the soap wear! And the shoes! *droooool*
Here are a couple of lovely outifits the protagonists of the show, Serena VanderWoodsen and Blair Waldorf wear.