Art & Lifestyle, DIY, DIY Apparel, Easy DIY Hacks, Styling

#Fabspiration – Cyberpunk Inspired DIYs

5 things you can DIY using only a pair of scissors.

Just take a glance, and revamp those boring sweatshirts, sweatpants, tops and t-shirts you have been ignoring in your wardrobe, only by strategically placed cuts!

 

I might do a couple of these soon… Which one will you pick first? Aye, show me when you do them!

Mosh. x


PS: Do It Yourself movement itself is a topic close to my heart. Moving away from the rampant consumerism that is gripping our sense of who we truly want to be, DIY is a way to find that hobby you have been meaning to pick up, to get away from your daily routine. DIY, is something every individual can adopt to save the planet’s resources by reusing and recycling. DIY gives you a sense of accomplishment, a sense of entitlement even, to something that you have made, and has your signature. It’s a personal thing, and yet everyone benefits from it. Just a little love note, from me to you! Happy DIY-ing!

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Art & Lifestyle, Fashion, News, OOTD, Styling

Cyberpunk – That Sneaky Little Fashion Trend

The power of clothing as symbols in cultures.

Clothing, an important aspect of our life (and the single most important thing in my life really), has an incredible ability to personify someone, change their personality in a switch of garments even holding the power to embolden them or otherwise; which is why the costume department is one of the most important aspects of the entertainment industry, in my opinion. Be it Dany and her Dragon necklaces on luxurious gowns, or Michael Jackson and his Thriller red jacket – they have all headed down the road to becoming iconic, and become a subculture in themselves. That is the power in dressing.

And that’s how cyberpunk also evolved from being a genre (while it was only written on paper in works of fiction) to a subculture (when the entertainment industry gave it a “look” and slowly made it a part of pop culture).

Cyberpunks – High tech. Low life.

Snippet from The Last Night video game.
Source: kotaku.com

Imagine a scene… dystopian, anti-authoritarian, futuristic, brand/label-averse, tech-literate…

Voila! You have the quintessential cyberpunk in your mind’s eye.

Cyberpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that features advanced science and technology in an urban, dystopian future.  On one side you have powerful mega-corporations and private security forces, and on the other you have the dark and gritty underworld of illegal trade, gangs, drugs, and vice.  In between all of this is politics, corruption, and social upheaval. Cyberpunk is also a culture with attitude and a distinct style.  Anti-authoritarian, brand-averse, tech-literate; these are just some of the qualities you may find in a cyberpunk.”

This has been one of the more favourite sub-categories in sci-fi/thriller novels, movies and pop culture in general, in terms of fashion. It’s hard to pull off a raggedy look, striking the perfect balance between “unkempt” and “aesthetic.”

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Fashion, Prattle, Styling

Hero No. 1 – Picture Ke Kapde = Trending Looks

Hey y’all!

If you’re here on this post, I’m guessing you’ve already watched the fashion movie review of Hero No. 1 now on my Youtube channel or on my Facebook page. If you haven’t yet watched it, I shall link the super short, 6 min video here for you, as a preview to this post. Enjoy!

Now. Let’s begin our trend hunting, shall we? In this post you can find all the twelve looks reviewed in the video along with their links. I apologise for the poor resolution of the screengrabs of the looks from the movie, but the original movie on YouTube had poor resolutions as well so…

Anyway, click on the links below each look to get your favourite trending item!

Look 1.

Denim Skirt

Lavendar Shirt

Heels

Earrings

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Fashion, OOTD, Styling

How To Wear Tie-Dye Without Being Too Festive

1 | Punk Princess.

Achieve this look by matching your tie-dye top with a pair of leather pants, statement earrings, choker, sneakers and a smart / sports watch.

2 | Pretty Powerful.

Slay a military-inspired look unprecedentedly with a tie-dye top that goes with a military green skirt, layered necklaces, baseball cap, a pair of sunnies, a watch and some tie-up block heels.

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29 Looks To Copy From The Zendaya Style File

She’s a freaking Fashion Goddess and you should add to your list of #OOTD inspirations. I shall say no more, and here we go with my 29 most fav looks ever, from The Zendaya Style File.

1. That rad grey off-shoulder heavy knit sweater

2. That avant garde cold-shoulder dress

3. That chic satin slit dress you just want to slip on in this heat

4.  Whoever but Zendaya cold have rocked those beautiful dreadlocks to the Oscars red-carpet in that goddess like gown?

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Art & Lifestyle

#BookReview – Mrs. Funnybones

Twinkle Khanna is Jane Austen, reincarnated.

Booted with a keen eye that observes every minute detail, an open mind that soaks in information without bias, and an endearing self-deprecating sense of humour, Twinkle Khanna is most definitely my favourite authoress, Jane Austen, reborn. She’s charming, witty and fast becoming one of my role models.

Throughout the book, her ability to keenly observe social norms and behaviour and putting her point across with an impertinence that is so sweet, it can only remind you of  Austen’s literary works. This book is seriously my kind of forever. Even 20 years down the road, I know I’m gonna pick this up and read it with just as much gusto as my first time.

This is a classic, guys. Pour yourself some coffee, get cosy at “your spot” and devour this read!

– Mosh. x


 

Check out my Goodreads account to see what’s on my bookshelf, and check out the original review here.

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Art & Lifestyle, Fashion

How To Pack For Study Abroad – (Free Printable Checklist Inside!)

Hey y’all!

With an unsurmountable amount of happiness in my heart, I’m out here, declaring that I have been accepted to the only college I applied to for my further studies! I’m sincerely enjoying the fruits of my labour now, and that’s probably why my posting schedule has been a bit lax as well. I’m really sorry for not updating you guys with my DIY projects that I already have done but didn’t get the opportunity to post it! Will be rectifying the situation soon enough… *grins*

Anyway, now that I’m back on blogosphere, today’s blog post shall be interesting one since it’s the very first of its kind: LIFE ADVICE (of sorts!)

WHAT TO PACK WHEN YOU’RE STUDYING ABROAD: DIY EDITION.

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