Bollywood Fashion: Tomboy casuals in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge—Like!

Bollywood Fashion: Tomboy casuals in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge—Like!

When I was in college, there was no Facebook, no hot rock singers and certainly no chic-and-unstylish girls like Preity Sen (actor: Saba Azaad) in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.

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Since I don’t get too many opportunities to wear casuals these days and because I see a bit of my teen self in Preity, her look makes me want to go to college all over again. Just to wear those clothes, and perhaps have a Facebook romance too!

The look

Saba plays the college bore/ geek/ serious girl who hates boys, so her look is tomboyish from head to toe. Costume designer Priyanjali Lahiri has devoid Saba of any feminine touch.

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What Saba is wearing

  • Tank tops and racer backs, devoid of embellishments or prints
  • Checked shirts as jackets and sports jackets (resembling the famous Gap jackets of the 1990s)
  • Tight jeans and shorts
  • Sneakers
  • Masculine watch and pile of dark rubber bangles

So no skirts and dresses (though she does wear two party dresses). And certainly no girly accessories or clothes for this gal—no floral prints or hoops or jhumkas.

How to get Saba’s look

Step 1: To emulate Saba’s I-care-a-damn look you first need to get the right attitude. 🙂 And then work on layering.

Step 2: Start with a fitted racer back or tank top, or a sports bra. (Below: Racer back top from Mango.)

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Step 3: Then add another layer, which could be another tank top or a plain or striped tee. Remember that you’re not layering for winter, but for casual wear. The trick is to NOT bother too much with getting the colours right. (Below: Stephanie stripe tshirt from French Connection).

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Step 4: Cover up with a checked shirt or sports jacket. (Below: Quilted hooded jacket from Levis)

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Step 5: Wear a pair of your favourite skinny jeans. If you’ve got the legs, wear shorts. (Below: Skinny jeans from Levis, shorts from Sisley)

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Step 6: Un-comb your hair, and tie random strands into a loose pony.

Step 7: Apply tinted lip balm or a nude pink matte lip colour.

And voila—ready for college!

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What did you think of Saba/ Preity’s look in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge—“like” or “unlike”?

Tommy Hilfiger brings kids wear to India

Popular American clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger has got its cute childrenswear range to India with its Fall 2010 collection. True to Tommy Hilfiger style, the clothes have the brand’s “Classic, American Cool” signature.

Speaking Chic went through the collection by asking the question– would my nephew or niece wear this? Would they think it’s chic?

There are three main themes in the Tommy Hilfiger childrenswear Fall 2010 collection.

Explore Beyond
Inspired by the excitement and optimism of the NASA moon missions, this range space-inspired images and details. Outerwear is quilted and panelled, and sweaters feature argyles, bold stripes and badges.

Our picks:

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Quilted bomber for boys; Lola Stripe Henley with pinstripes of lurex

Striped top for girls.

Explore Nature
This range has an outdoorsy feel with checks, heathers and plaids. Nylon parka and jackets have been reinvented with trendy colours and rib details. The clothes feature rugged distress details for boys and sweet ruffles and waist ties for girls.

Our picks:

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Katherine check belle skirt for girls; Ohio hoodie in River Gold for boys; Washed twill slim pants for boys

Explore NYC
This range has a cool, urban, eclectic vibe; very rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of glam. Prints include posters for rock bands, graffiti and street signs. Girls’ outfits sport sequins elements and foil prints, while boys can team up smart jackets and tees.

Our picks:

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Victoria VW slim fit jeans with crystal detailing on back pockets for girls; Furray mini pant with H applique for boys.

What will your little nephews/ nieces want to wear?

Wear the Trend: Say yes to checks

In our previous post on the plaid trend, we promised to show you how to wear checks and plaid. Here are some handy tips.

Checks for girls

  • Check shirt with a boyfriend jacEsprit checkered shirtket: great for a formal event
  • Short checkered dress for the day
  • Plaid skirts or long check shirts with plain or bold leggings
  • Checkered shirts with simple cardigan when it’s cold.

Checks for guys

  • Checkered trousers in basic colours with tee: for the fashion forward
  • Check shirts with khakis to keep it casual
  • Checks with corduroy for colder weather
  • Checkered blazer with plain tshirt

Some thumb rules to wear plaid/ checksEsprit checkered shirt with neutral skirt and leggings

  • Check shirt with jeans and sneakers are just right for college.
  • Pair checks with a neutral garment
  • Plaid + boots = winter sexy! (but don’t overdo it)
  • Wear checkered trousers or jackets in black, white and neutrals to office and meetings.

Where to buy checks

Esprit and edc by Esprit both have checkered collections this season for guys and girls. Girls can also visit Chemistry for plaid shirts and short dresses.

Which plaid or check garment is on your wishlist this winter? Tell us!

Chic Trend: Mad for plaid

From Louis Vuitton’s plaid skirts and jackets to Christian Dior’s equestrian-inspired pencil skirts, plaid (unevenly spaced checks) made their presence felt on the Fall 2010-11 runway. Glimpses from their shows:

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From left to right: Louis Vuitton plaid wool skirt, Christian Dior double-breasted riding shirt with epaulettes, DKNY plaid dress

Though I’ve never owned a checkered garment, I think it’s time to go hunting for a non-wool, plaid-inspired skirt or shirt for my wardrobe. Maybe even a trouser. After all, plaid and checks are perfect for winter.

Are you wearing checks yet?

Coming up next: How to wear plaid/ checks